* - designates courses with prerequisites, please see course descriptions below
+ - SPAN 211 will meet June 4-June 25 & SPAN 212 will meet June 26-July 17
COMM 320 01 - Argumentation
An overview of rhetorical theory and empirical research on persuasion, argumentation
strategies, and oral delivery. Application of this theory and research in impromptu,
extemporaneous, and debating contexts. Three hours.
ECON 201 - Principles of Economics - Micro
The emphasis is primarily micro. Topics covered include elasticity of supply and
demand, market structures, price and output determination, price and employment
determination, comparative advantage, balance of payments, issues in international
trade and finance, and comparative economic systems. Three hours. AOK: Social Sciences.
ECON 202 - Principles of Economics - Macro
An introductory treatment of the basic concepts, methodology, and analytical tools
that relate to the operation of a modern economic system. The emphasis is primarily
macro. Topics covered include supply and demand analysis, economic activities of
government, national income accounting, employment theory, commercial banking, monetary
and fiscal policy, and economic growth. Prerequisite: ECON 201 or 203.
Three hours. AOK: Social Sciences.
ENGL 233 - Introduction to the Short Story
A critical study of the short story as form, examining works in the modes of fantasy,
realism, and naturalism. A central focus will be on point of view. Three hours.
AOK: Arts & Literature-Literature.
ENGL 341 - Sports and Literature
This course offers a study of sports literature. Topics covered include the ability
of sports to encourage self-examination and redemption of the individual, as well
as the greater societal impact sports may have on our culture. These issues will
be examined through novels, short stories, and poetry. Among the writers studied
are John Cheever, Pat Conroy, Bernard Malamud, and W. Somerset Maugham. Three hours.
ENGL 377 – History of the English Language
A dual focus on the linguistic processes through which all languages change and
the development of English from its origins to the present. This course will explore
the political, social, economic, intellectual, and technological influences that
have shaped English and the historical conditions that can accelerate or impede
change. The course will take up such topics as Ebonics, sexism in language, and
the varieties of Modern English and provide practice in the analysis of texts from
the recent and remote past. Three hours.
EVST 101 - Introduction to Environmental Studies
An introduction to the physical, chemical, and bio¬logical principles necessary
to understand how human beings function in and influence their physical environment.
The class will consider current envi¬ronmental issues, both in the United States
and in other countries, and discuss ways of dealing with these issues. The goal
is to enable students to be¬come more knowledgeable and, therefore, more critical
of environmental public policy on both the local and national levels. This course
is not intended for environmental studies majors. Four hours. AOK: Natural &
Math Sciences-Natural Science Laboratory.
EVST 219 - Politics of the Environment
Students will gain an overview of the political ramifications of the interaction
of environmentalism, environmental science, and politics. We will examine this relationship
in terms of environmental and democratic theory, as well as through a political
science understanding of the American system of law and regulation. The seminar-based
course tracks how environmental issues have historically developed into legitimate
political issues and how those issues translate into the current United States political
climate. To this end, student will examine germane, contemporary issues, such as
the climate change debate where political disagreement over the legitimacy of the
issue with respect to public opinion and the state of science in the field. No prior
knowledge of political science or environmental science is requires. Three hours.
AOK: Social Sciences.
FILM 215 – Australian Film
A close study of Australian "New Wave" Cinema, considering a wide range of post-1970
feature films as cultural artifacts. Among the directors studied are Bruce Beresford,
Peter Weir, Simon Wincer, Gillian Armstrong, and Jane Campion. Four hours. AOK:
Arts & Literature-Arts.
FILM 244 - Intro to International Film
This course is one of the basic requirements for the study of film history, with
emphasis on major international films, directors, styles, and genres. It is the
second course that will introduce students to the study of film by focusing on critical
tools and a variety of film/media theories necessary for the analysis and interpretation
of film. Moreover, through the discussion of influential international films, students
will be introduced to stories. Also, because of the effects of globalization and
movements of people, students will explore topics such as identity, nationality,
and multiculturalism to better understand the world today. Four hours. AOK: Arts
GNED 100 - Student Seminar: Success Strategies
This course is designed to enhance the essential academic skills needed to succeed
in college level work. Students will review and actively practice these skills during
the course. Skills will include: time management, critical thinking, goal-setting,
and study strategies. Offered during summer school session only. With instructor
permission. Must have simultaneous enrollment in another regular three or four credit
course (with most lower level courses being appropriate). One hour.
HIST 100 (Introduction to History, I) – European Lives
An introduction to the skills and methods of historical study. Each section of the
course may differ in content by era, nationality, region or topic, but all sections
include common goals and requirements. Students will be asked to reason historically,
think clearly and analytically, read critically, and convey their understanding
of change and continuity through clear and concise essays. They will apply the skills
learned by writing a critical or comparative book review in which they judge how
another historian has applied those skills. Three hours. AOK: Civilizations-History.
HIST 381 – T: History of Witchcraft
Special topics courses focus on areas of history not otherwise covered in the curriculum.
JOUR 202 - Media and Society
An examination of how American media, including print and electronic journalism,
impacts society. The course highlights the intersection of media, business, technology
and law to give a complete picture of mass media’s social impact. The course offers
a comprehensive tour of the events, people and technologies that continue to shape
the media that is changing American society. Three hours.
LATN 115 - Intensive Intermediate Latin
A one-semester review of Latin morphology, syntax, and reading skills designed for
entering students. Successful completion qualifies a student to take LATN 211. Four
PSYC 200 - General Psychology
A rigorous survey course designed to provide prospective majors or minors with appropriate
preparation for further study in the psychology department. This course provides
an introduction to psychological theory, methodology, and research findings. Additional
topics include: biological psychology, sensation and perception, motivation, learning,
cognition, language, development, social psychology, personality, and psychopathology.
This course is required for all courses in the department above the 100 level. Four
hours. AOK: Social Science.
PSYC 201 – Research Methods
This is an intensive course designed to help the student develop a firm foundation
in research methods and statistical analysis. It provides a broad conceptual framework
and a set of skills that together support critical thinking in upper-level psychology
courses. The course covers a range of methodological approaches (e.g., experimentation,
systematic observation, and survey) and statistical procedures (e.g., chi square,
correlation, t-tests, and analysis of variance) common in psychology. It includes
substantial laboratory, computer, and writing components. This course should be
taken as the second course in the department for all students planning to major
in psychology. Prerequisite: C- or better in PSYC 200. Four hours. AOK:
Social Science & CAR: Computer and Experiential-Research.
RELS 212 - New Testament Hist & Lit
An introductory survey of the literature of the early Christian church contained
in the New Testament, utilizing current critical scholarship concerning such questions
as the historical- cultural contexts in which the New Testament emerged, the content
of the various New Testament documents, their meaning within their own time, and
the kinds of religious questions addressed in the New Testament. Not open to students
who have completed RELS 210. Three hours. AOK: CIV-Philosophy & Religious Studies.
SOCI 230 – Peoples & Cultures of Africa
This course serves as an introduction to African society and culture from an historical,
anthropological, and sociological perspective. Relying on fiction and ethnography
as well as research literature from several disciplines, it takes four complementary
approaches to understanding Africa. The first, "mythbusting" approach, challenges
the misconceptions many Americans hold about Africa. The second, historical approach,
identifies the transformations and influences from the past that shape contemporary
life in Africa. The third, case study approach, highlights the great range of diversity
on the African continent socially, culturally, and politically. Finally, the course
takes a critical and analytical approach to understanding social problems in Africa
and identifying potential solutions. Counts on the major in international studies/Africa
and the African Diaspora emphasis. Three hours. AOK: Social Science & CAR: Non-Western.
SPAN 211 – Intermediate Spanish
Continued study of the four language skills at a more sophisticated level. Instruction
includes the scheduled use of the language laboratory. Prerequisite: SPAN 112/115
or admittance through placement testing. Required additional scheduled
session of language practice. Given in Spanish. Three hours.
SPAN 212 – Intermediate Spanish
Second half of Intermediate Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 211. Required additional
scheduled session of language practice. Given in Spanish. Three hours.
AOK: Foreign Language-Spanish.
STAR 241 – Drawing Principles
A one-semester studio course aimed at introducing the student to the fundamental
concept of drawing through the use of basic drawing media (pencil, charcoal, pen
and ink). Particular emphasis is placed on the development of each student's visual
perception. Three hours. AOK: Arts & Literature-Arts.