* - 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
BUSN 111 - Foundations of BusinessAn 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.
COMM 320 01 - ArgumentationAn 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 - MicroThe 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 - MacroAn 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 StoryA 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 LiteratureThis 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 LanguageA 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 StudiesAn 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 EnvironmentStudents 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 FilmA 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 FilmThis 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 & Literature-Arts.
GNED 100 - Student Seminar: Success StrategiesThis 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 LivesAn 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 WitchcraftSpecial topics courses focus on areas of history not otherwise covered in the curriculum. Three hours.
JOUR 202 - Media and SocietyAn 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 LatinA one-semester review of Latin morphology, syntax, and reading skills designed for entering students. Successful completion qualifies a student to take LATN 211. Four hours.
MATH 120 – Introductory LogicThis 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.
PSCI 317 – The American PresidencyA functional study of the American presidency analyzing the president's role in the formation of public policy and his participation in the national political system. Emphasis will be placed on concepts and techniques of presidential leadership, administrative control and political response, and innovation. Three hours.
PSYC 200 - General PsychologyA 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 MethodsThis 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 & LitAn 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 AfricaThis 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 SpanishContinued 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 SpanishSecond 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 PrinciplesA 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.