* - designates courses with prerequisites, please see course descriptions below
+ - ARCH/CLAS 221 will meet June 5-July 3
ARTH 201 – The History of Art I
A brief survey of painting, sculpture, and architecture from ancient through medieval
times in both the Eastern and Western hemispheres. Illustrated lectures and visits
to museums. Three hours. AOK: Arts & Literature-Arts.
BIOL 381 – T: General Zoology
This class surveys the diversity of the animal kingdom, focusing on the major groups
of invertebrates and vertebrates. Lectures will provide a systematic overview of
animal anatomy, diversity, ecology, paleontology and life history. The laboratory
components of the course will allow students to develop skills of basic microscopy
and techniques of dissection, and to become familiar with animal classification
and principal body systems by means of observation of living animals, study of prepared
slides, examination of model specimens and museum mounts and dissection of preserved
specimens. Students are expected to participate in laboratory exercises and be able
to recognize and classify the animals studied and show a working knowledge of their
anatomy. Successful completion of this course requires that the student have the
ability to read, take accurate notes and assimilate large amounts of diverse information.
This course will not count on the Biology major or minor. Open to all students.
Four hours. AOK: Natural & Math Sciences-Natural Science Laboratory.
COMM 320 – 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 context. Three hours.
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.
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.
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.
JAPN 220 – Culture of Japan
This course is a broad survey of Japanese culture from 1800 to the present, examining
the interplay between cultural, political, and economic forces in Japan as reflected
in a variety of media - visual art, film, and literature - and the effect of these
forces upon social structures and institutions. In addition, attention will be given
to the impact that cultural appropriation and assimilation have had upon how Japanese
individuals and groups have defined themselves vis-a-vis their own past and the
rest of the world. Among topics to be considered are: gender and gender roles; the
role and impact of "popular culture", the phenomenon of "Japanization" in twentieth-century
Asia; consumption and the evolution of consumerism; and, the changing role of "tradition."
Three hours. AOK: Arts & Literature-Literature. CAR: Non-Western.
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.
MATH 120 – Introductory Logic
This course serves as an overview of the basic elements of logic and a deeper treatment
of logic as a deductive science. Students are expected to analyze statements and
arguments in ordinary language and symbolic form, to translate statements and arguments
from ordinary language into symbolic form, to use truth tables in the analysis of
arguments and the classification of statements, and to use techniques of natural
deduction to construct proofs of arguments in propositional and predicate logic.
Three hours. AOK: Natural & Math Sciences-Mathematics.
RELS 215 – The Bible and Film
This course is designed to facilitate reading and appreciation of the Bible by investigating
its use in the popular medium of film. Movies that employ biblical themes and/or
portray biblical personalities will be viewed and critiqued in comparison with critical
reading of the corresponding biblical texts in order to discern the interpretations
and appropriations of the Bible that inform our culture. The goal of the course
is to develop students’ consciousness of the overt and covert uses of the Bible
in formation of modern worldviews. Area One: Biblical Studies. Three hours. AOK:
Civilizations-Philosophy & Religious Studies.
SOCI/WMST 202 – Sex and Culture
This course is meant to be an introduction to the fundamentals of human sexuality
while accentuating a cross-cultural perspective on human sex as well as the categories
of gender in various cultures worldwide. This course reviews important themes in
human sexuality and covers interdisciplinary materials in order to introduce essential
subjects for the college student, such as the anatomical, physiological, and emotional
aspects of sexuality; also sexually transmitted diseases, sex on campus, variations
in sexual behavior, and sexual health. Also through additional readings and ethnographic
material, the course will critically situate North American ideas of sexuality by
emphasizing a culturally relative perspective on sex and gender. Same as WMST 202.
Three hours. AOK: Social Sciences.
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.
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.