Term Dates: December 21, 2016 - January 12, 2017
This course examines the role of advertising in marketing and in society. Topics include communication theory, deception, regulation, the advertising campaign, message tactics, and media tactics. Prerequisites: BUS 250. Instructor: Carner.
A survey course intended for non-science majors. Chemical phenomena, methodology, and theory are presented in the context of public policy issues such as air and water quality, the ozone layer, global warming, acid rain, and energy sources. Instructor: Halsey.
The application of psychological principles of learning, cognition, and child and adolescent development to the educational process in elementary and secondary schools. Topics include the impact of psychological knowledge on student learning, teaching, motivation, management of the classroom, and assessment of student learning. (Cross-listed as PSY 221). Instructor: Hartin.
This course explores current theory and knowledge in the field of childhood growth, cognitive and psychosocial development from ages pre-birth through adolescence. Major learning theories will be interrelated with information on physical, psychosocial, cognitive and language development. The goals and methods of childhood education will be studied and important contributions from social and behavioral scientists will be analyzed and evaluated for those planning to work with children and/or adolescents. Prerequisite: EDU 101. Instructor: Aulgur.
This course is a study of the special needs and characteristics of individuals who are classified as exceptional. Students focus on the unique characteristics associated with giftedness, sensory impairments, learning disabilities, attention disorders, mental impairments, behavioral and emotional problems, physical disabilities and chronic health problems, and other at-risk factors. Legal aspects of schooling and curricular adaptations are explored. Instructor: Bumgarner.
This course will introduce both education and non-education majors with the role of the 21st century school in a diverse society. An emphasis of this course is to promote teaching tolerance and anti-bias in a land where discrimination and sexism still exist. Specific topics to be explored include: understanding ourselves and others’ values and belief systems, learning the language of prejudice, and creating unity in a diverse America. Prerequisites: EDU 290, PSY 113, SOC111 or ANT 115, POL211 or REL 102, or permission of the instructor. Instructor: Serota.
An introduction to the study of literature, including poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction and drama. Emphasis will be placed on basic terminology used in discussing literature, on the study of a variety of critical theories, and on techniques for writing about literature. Offered consistently as writing intensive or writing intensive option course. Instructor: Mulvania.
A study of the principles of financial management and of their application to the corporation. Topics include financial analysis and controls, capital theory and capital budgeting, alternative sources of short- and long-term financing, operation of financial markets, and long-run financial strategy. Prerequisites: ACC 215. Instructor: O'Brien.
This course explores the discipline of geography from the dual perspective of the natural and social sciences. Through an examination of key concepts, tools, and methodologies of both physical and human geography, students will be encouraged to develop an understanding of the interaction of human factors such as population, culture and economic or political organization with the physical environment. Instructor: Concannon.
An examination of the psychological factors influencing participants and, to a lesser extent, spectators in sport. Topics include the use of behavioristic principles to develop skills, and the effects of causal attribution, attention, anxiety, coaching strategy, and imagery on athletic performance. Additional special topics include audience effects, children in sports, and the psychological benefits of exercise. Instructor: Stevens.
Study foundational public health concepts in a global context, using an evidence-based approach. Students will understand the complexities inherent in improving health on a global scale, the impact of poverty and inequality, the role of institutions and major players in global health, and the link between global an local health problems and solutions. Explore aspects of various cultures (history and tradition, institutions such as family and faith communities, economy, politics and law) and their impact on health status and strategies for prevention and treatment of disease. Instructor: Stevens.
A survey course covering American social, intellectual, economic and political development from pre-colonial times to 1877. Instructor: Boulton.
A survey course covering American social, intellectual, economic and political development from 1877 to the present. Instructor: Boulton.
This course will cover global history from the Enlightenment to the present. Emphasizing the connections between cultures, we will look at cross-cultural interactions and compare global reactions to common problems. This course will expose students to historical methods, thereby enabling students to discover the complexity of past and present events, to examine the interrelationship of such factors as politics, economics, race, gender, culture, and religion, and to reflect more thoughtfully on the national and international issues that face them today. Instructor: Brown.
Investigation of the development of music and musical style from antiquity to the present day.
Designed to build familiarity with major style trends in the history of music through an exploration of selected works and personalities as well as how such trends interact with and effect western culture. Offered fall and spring semesters. Instructor: Sexton.
An introduction to the leading concepts and methodologies of science from the ancient Greeks through the mid-nineteenth century. Prerequisites: a course in natural science, philosophy, or history, or permission of the instructor. Instructor: Concannon.
This course offers an introduction to the fields and methods of philosophy. It encourages the advancement of critical thinking skills in relation to fundamental questions about who and what we are and how we should live our lives. More specifically, it explores questions relating to the following sorts of issues from a wide range of traditional and multi-cultural perspectives: belief in God; knowledge of the world itself; the relationship between our bodies and our minds; and the foundation for and application of morality. Instructor: Finch.
Introduction to Law School provides a solid basis for the first year law school experience through the study of concepts, cases and statutes that students commonly encounter in their first year law school courses: Civil Procedure, Contracts, Criminal Law, Property Law and Torts. Students will become familiar with the importance of case holdings, legislative history, stare decisis, issue spotting and legal research and writing while reading and analyzing the leading cases that serve as the foundation for legal studies in American law schools. Instructor: Riggs.
Film and visual images can help us understand contemporary politics. Films often shape and illustrate the public's perception of politics. This course will examine the portrayal of politics in movies. The course will have different themes each semester it is taught, including, but not limited to, the American presidency, race and gender, legislative politics, war, terrorism, and elections. Prerequisites: FAR 215, HIS 104, POL 112, POL 211. Instructor: Gibson.
A skills and theory examination of communication within human relationships. The class covers communication-related areas of self-concept, self-disclosure, semantics, nonverbal communication, listening, defensive communication and conflict resolution. Instructor: Hardeman.