PHSC 117 Physics and Astronomy 3 s.h. Fall 2013
Online course intended for students not majoring in the sciences or mathematics, and does not presume any prior familiarity with the subject. Science and math majors will not receive credit for this course. Topics may include motion, heat, the nucleus of the atom and radioactivity, fundamentals of electricity and simple circuits, and descriptive astronomy. The traditional physical science course involves many laboratories and hands-on activities, which will be replaced when possible by hands-on web activities and web interactions. No prerequisite.
ECON 140 Consumer Economics 3 s.h.
Major aspects of personal financial management, including budgeting of income and expenditures, transactions, and relations with banks and other lending institutions, insurance and retirement plans, home ownership, personal taxes, savings, and investment plans.
HIST 111 Ancient and Medieval Civilization 3 s.h. Fall 2013
Includes a survey of prehistoric cultures and civilization from its historical beginning to 1300. Presents a knowledge of the origins of the broad social, political, intellectual, and economic movements of the past from which the student may gain an understanding of civilization today. Each semester.
HPE 111 Health Education 2 s.h. Fall 2013
Focuses on wellness and health promotion. Emphasizes healthy behaviors in each of the five "Dimensions of Health" (mental, physical, social, emotional, environmental). Stresses skills and application of health knowledge for optimum wellness and disease prevention. Required for all students.
CMST 110 Introduction to Human Communication 3 s.h.
A theoretical overview of the concepts involved in human communication.
CMST 217 Listening 3 s.h.
Explores the process and integral role of listening in business communication from both a theoretical and practical perspective. Identifies different listening skills appropriate for diverse types and purposed of listening. Examines ineffective and effective listening behavior and the consequences of both in everyday interactions from a variety of contexts including personal, professional, and mass mediated.
THE 253 Introduction To The Theater 3 s.h. Fall 2013
Explores the techniques of contemporary and historical theater in the organization of dramatic material. Surveys the division of creativity and labor in the presentation of dramatic material. Analyzed literacy concepts and the growth of sub genres to motivate the contemporary audience.
ART 110 The Visual Arts 3 s.h. Fall 2013
Introduces art appreciation. Deals with the form and content of art as well as the processes and products of art. Enriches the student's awareness and understanding of visual art forms.
BIOL 111 Basic Biology 3 s.h. Fall 2013
Deals with the principles of biology. Includes cellular structure and physiology, growth and repair, reproduction and development, control, sources of food and energy, inheritance, and people's interrelationship with their biological environment. Briefly reviews the classification of plants and animals.
MMAJ - COMM 140 Writing for Media 3 s.h. Fall 2013
Develops fundamental skills in writing and/or visualizing for a variety of media forms. Emphasized print and broadcast newswriting, advertising copywriting, and public relations writing.
MMAJ 101 Mass Media and Society 3 s.h.
Investigates elements of the relationship between the mass media, message producers, and their audience, including effects of mass media messages (aural, visual, and textual media). covers the media professions, and explores variables including message meaning, environment, and technology. Requires students to apply theoretical concepts to practical problems.
CIS 217 Applications of Microcomputers 3 s.h. Fall 2013
Introduces the basic concepts of microcomputers and software applications. Includes microcomputer hardware, commonly available software packages, graphics, and programming. No prerequisite.
ENG 111 Writing II 3 s.h. Fall 2013
Emphasizes development of critical thinking through analytical and argumentative writing and introduces students to research writing. Each semester. All entering student (part-time and full-time) must take English placement examination. (Credit for advanced placement English or satisfactory SAT verbal scores does not exempt the student from taking the placement test or from fulfilling the university writing requirement.) Transfer students are urged to take the English placement test. If they have received credit for courses equivalent to either or both our ENG 110 and ENG 111, such transfer credit must be documented on a checksheet from the Office of the Registrar. Only students required to do so by the English Department as a result of their placement test scores must enroll in ENG 110. Unless exempt, all students must take ENG 111.
ENG 130 The Literary Experience 3 s.h.
Provides a wide selection of literature to introduce the student to various literary genres. No prerequisite. Recommended for all students. Not for declared B.A. English majors.
ENG 132 Mythology in Literature 3 s.h.
Explores how ancient mythologies from around the world are woven into literature, film, and other texts as themes, motifs, and patterns to create complex webs of meaning and association. Course my focus on references to specific mythological stories or characters, or may explore how mythic themes and paradigms inform later texts, or may explore topics such as mythology and gender. Texts and approach will vary.
CMST 120 Humanities I Antiquity Through the Middle Ages 3 s.h.
Interdisciplinary humanities courses focuses on western values, beliefs, and accomplishments are reflected in the arts, and historical development from the classical period to the close of the Middle Ages. No prerequisite. Fall, annually.
CMST 121 Humanities II The Renaissance to the Present 3 s.h.
Continues study of Western culture from the Renaissance to the present. No prerequisite. Spring, annually.
CMST 210 Introduction to Rhetorical Theory 3 s.h.
Investigates, on a fundamental level, the historical and conceptual development of the major theories of rhetorical discourse. Applies theories from classical to contemporary to analysis of the spoken work. Stresses speech making and criticism of historical and currently political rhetoric.
MATH 112 Excursions in Mathematics 3 s.h. Fall 2013
Acquaints students with the nature and scope of modern mathematics and its applications. Emphasized concepts and understanding rather than acquisition of techniques. Satisfactory score on the departmental placement examination.
MUS 114 Introduction to World Music 3 s.h. Fall 2013
Introduces traditional and contemporary musical styles from Algeria to Zanzibar. Examines the diversity of styles such as Zouk, Soukour, Salsa, Rai and Zydeco to name a few. Introduces the myriad of styles collectively know as "World Music." No prerequisite.
PSY 211 General Psychology 3 s.h. Fall 2013
Introduces the general subject matter of psychology as a science and its major findings. Emphasized genetics, development, learning and motivation, emotions, sensation and perception, personality and abnormal adjustment, and other social behavior. No prerequisite.
WGS 100 Survey of Women's Studies 3 s.h. Fall 2013
Surveys women's studies topics offered in more advanced courses. Uses materials primarily from the social sciences to examine various topics from a feminist perspective. Examines diverse women's lives across the lifespan, feminist pedagogy, sex role socialization, women's relationships, women as students, and women in society and history, among other topics. No prerequisite. Each semester.
ES 111 Basic Earth Science 3 s.h.
Surveys the earth sciences, including Earth-space relations. Including Earth motions, development of landforms, weather and climate, soils and related vegetations, water as a resource, and oceans. Emphasized the lithosphere (mountain building and erosion) and the atmosphere. Each semester.
ES 280 Meteorology 3 s.h. Fall 2013
Introduces the earth's atmosphere. Emphasized the laws and underlying principles of atmospheric motion and change, earth-sun relationships, atmospheric composition and structure, the general circulation of the atmosphere, winds and wind systems, the precipitation process, and the genesis and life cycle of storms.
PSY 111 Psychology of Personal Growth 3 s.h.
Emphasized personal growth, enabling each student to explore self-identity, social relationships, and environmental influences. Explores problems of personality, resolution of conflicts and stress, and the role of emotions in behavior, relationships, and health. No prerequisite.
GER 103 German Civilization and Culture 3 s.h.
Introduced the geography, history, government, literature, and arts of German-speaking countries (Germany, Switzerland and Austria). Emphasized comparison of the cultures and values of German societies to those of Anglo-American society. Conducted in English. No prerequisite.
MUS 253 History of Jazz 3 s.h. Fall 2013
Emphasized the nature and process of jazz and particularly its historical background and development in the United States. Presents logical musical derivatives and developments and demonstrates the important elements that comprise individual jazz styles as they have evolved to the present time.
ENG 225 American Literature: Beginnings to 1860 3 s.h.
Surveys major periods and writers of American literature from its beginnings to 1860. Enables students to understand the continuities and discontinuities of American literature. Includes writings by traditional male and female authors, as well as minority authors. Instructors may use historical and/or thematic approaches.
ENG 265 Survey of Women's Literature 3 s.h.
Surveys women writers from the Medieval period to the present. The contributions of these women to a distinctly female literary tradition provides the focus of study, but critical issues regarding women's literature will also be discussed and explored. Pedagogical techniques will include lecture, discussion, film, and collaborative learning, among others.
CRJT 110 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 s.h.
Provides an overview of the justice system including processing offenders. Examaines the nature of criminal law, causes of criminal behavior, and discusses the roles of various agencies including police, courts, and corrections.
CMST 160 Introduction to Leadership and Global Understanding 3 s.h.
Introduces students to global perspectives that shape how we facilitate and coordinate interactions with people from different backgrounds through the use of verbal and nonverbal messages.
SOC 211 Principles of Sociology 3 s.h.
Introduces the nature and characteristics of human societies, the structure and processes of social life, the impact of social forces on personal and group behavior, and the interdependence of society and the individual. Each semester.
HIST 217 History of West Africa 3 s.h. Fall 2013
Examines the history of West Africa from 800 A.D. to present. Includes the introduction of Islam to West Africa; the internal factors which transformed local societies, states, and empires; the impact of European trade and imperialism; forms of resistance to Colonial rule the rise of nationalism and struggle for independence; and the challenges of post-independence period.
ENG 202 Beginning Creative Writing 3 s.h.
Introduces the techniques of creative writing in prose and poetry. Emphasizes writing practice for students and opportunities for guidance and critical examination of their work.
SPAN 103 Hispanic Civilization and Culture 3 s.h.
Taught in English. Provides students with a basic knowledge of Hispanic culture, history, and civilization. Emphasized comparing the cultures and values of Hispanic societies among themselves as well as to those of Anglo-American society.
CMST 200 Interpersonal Communication 3 s.h. Fall 2013
Focuses on the study of interpersonal communication, specifically the investigation of major theories and research in the field and the application of those theories to improving the students' interpersonal skills.
PS 211 American Government 3 s.h.
Study of the general principles of the American system of constitutional government emphasizing the organization of functions of the national government - legislative, executive, and judicial. Examines the rights and duties of citizenship, the electorate, political parties, civil rights, and the growing regulatory function of government. Each semester.
HIST 120 United States History to 1877 3 s.h.
Surveys United States history from the period of exploration through the Reconstruction period. Each semester.