* - designates courses with prerequisites, please see course descriptions below
+ - ARCH/CLAS 221 will meet June 5-July 3
ARCH/CLAS 221 – Archaeological Methods and Theory
Archaeology is the study of the human past through material remains. This course covers the theory and methods of archaeology. Topics include the responsibilities of the archaeologist, stewardship of cultural remains, and research design. Specific tasks such as site identification, survey, excavation, and artifact conservation are practiced in a laboratory and field setting. Special emphasis is on applied sciences such as archaeological chemistry, bioarchaeology, geoarchaeology, and analyses of artifacts for the purposes of determining dates and provenance. The course is not limited to any specific cultures or past discoveries; the methods and approaches presented here are widely used by archaeologists in all areas of the world. This course involves field work, and has a laboratory component. Same as CLAS 221. Four hours. AOK: Natural & Math Sciences-Natural Science Laboratory.
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.
BUSN 111 – Foundations in Business
An introductory course intended to provide students with a basic understanding of business and economics and the role the fields play in American society. The course offers an overview of the major functional areas of business with special emphasis on relationships to current events. This course is recommended for non-majors or students considering a major in the department, however does not count on the departmental major. Three hours. AOK: Social Sciences.
BUSN 221 – Accounting I
An introduction to accounting practices and principles including preparation of financial statements from journals and ledgers. Students should plan to continue with BUSN 222 and should expect to complete many time-consuming homework assignments. Students should be able to prepare proper financial statements from accounting records. Not open to freshmen. Three hours.
BUSN 222 – Accounting II
A continuation of BUSN 221. Major topics include corporation organization and stockholders’ equity, corporation operations to include earnings per share and dividends, income taxes, and cost accounting systems. As in BUSN 221, primary focus is on theoretical concepts and the procedures for gathering, reporting, and analyzing business financial data. Not open to freshmen. Prerequisite: BUSN 221. Three hours.
COMM 210 - Principles of Public Communication
This course provides guidance and practice in the fundamentals of public communication in a variety of contexts. The prime objective is to help the student become a more effective and confident oral communicator. The course requires students to develop clearly expressed, logically organized ideas and to deliver them in an effective manner. While speech theory is included in the course, emphasis is placed on the practical application of essential theory. Three hours.
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.
COMM 332 – Intercultural Communication
A survey of the multiple dimensions of culture with an emphasis on the verbal and nonverbal. An examination of the cross-cultural intersections with an emphasis on the communication difficulties especially as encountered in personal relationships, education, organizations, commerce, politics, health care, and media consumption. The course will deal with both global cultures and cultures within the United States, and it will introduce students to qualitative and critical research methods essential in exploring cultures and their intersections. Three hours. CAR: Non-Western.
DRAM 320 - Realistic Drama and Theatre
The course surveys the literature of "realistic" drama, from its formal origins in the 19th century through contemporary theatrical practice. The central question the course addresses is what we mean by "realistic" as the term is applied to drama (literature) and theatre (performance). A variety of genres comprise the readings. Students will become acquainted with a select body of works and (1) learn to analyze plays for their form and content, and (2) develop an awareness of how the plays might be effectively staged. (Students may not receive credit for both DRAM320 and ENGL232.) Three hours. AOK: Arts & Literature-Arts OR Literature.
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 450 – Commonwealth Women Writers
A study of selected modern works written in English by women in the nations of the British Commonwealth. Among the writers studied will be Margaret Laurence, Margaret Atwood, L.M. Montgomery, Alice Munro, Marian Engel, Joy Kogawa, Michelle Cliff, Merle Hodge, Jean
Rhys, Buchi Emecheta, Bessie Head, Nadine Gordimer, Christina Stead, Elizabeth Jolley, and Helen Garner. Prerequisite: ENGL 211, 212, 251, or 252 or permission of instructor. 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.
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. Three hours.
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.
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.