Courses

ARTH 150 Art, Culture, & Society I

At a time when few people could read, human-made objects were the primary form of mass communication. Students will explore the architecture, sculpture, and painting of the ancient and medieval Mediterranean world (Ancient Near East, Egypt, Greece, Rome, and Medieval Europe) to discover how the visual arts shaped and reflected the values and concerns of different cultures. (1) Lecture:3hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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Section Instructor Time Comments
G Dr. Jane C. Long T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

ARTH 224 The Encyclopedic Museum

Encyclopedic Museums, like the Metropolitan Museum of Art or the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, have large collections representing cultures across the globe and spanning human history. This class will look at encyclopedic museums through their Egyptian and Near Eastern collections. We will investigate how such collections are formed, the ethics of collecting archaeological materials from Egypt and the Near East, and the controversy behind several famous pieces from the bust of Nefertiti to the Elgin Marbles. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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Section Instructor Time Comments
G Dr. Leslie A. Warden T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

BIOL 110 Exploring Biology

An intergrated study of a contemporary topic that introduces prospective majors to central themes for success. Each section will focus on a different topic. Topics may vary from year to year. (BIOL 110 is the foundational course before BIOL 180 and 190, usually the Fall Semester of their first year.) (1) Lecture and Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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Section Instructor Time Comments
B Dr. Meg Steinweg T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

BIOL 190 Exploring Unity in Biology

An investigation of three of six themes central to the field of biology (Information Flow, Matter and Energy Transformation, and Structure/Function Relationships) that lays a foundation of knowledge and skills expected of students who pursue a major and career in biology. (1)Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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Section Instructor Time Comments
B Dr. Darwin D. Jorgensen T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

BUAD 110 Business Connections

This course is an introduction to the field of business with emphasis on business decision making through use of lectures, discussion and invited speakers. The course also utilizes a focused computerized simulation project designed to integrate all the functional areas of business covered throughout the semester. Students will gain an introductory knowledge of all the functional areas including but not limited to economics, globalization, entrepreneurship, accounting, finance, marketing, information systems, business analytics and operation, organizational behavior, business law, and human resource management. In addition, students will be exposed to important issues relating to business management, leadership, professionalism and ethics. Other areas of emphasis include team building and technological skills. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Mr. Gregory R. Shaff T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM
B Mrs. Sharon C. Gibbs T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM
C Dr. C. Michael Smith T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

BUAD 274 Human Resource Management

The principles of employee selection, job design, performance appraisal, compensation, training and development, career management, safety and health and labor relations. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Johanna D. Sweet T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

BUAD 315 Intermediate Accounting I

This course examines the political environment and conceptual foundations, basic mechanics, and fundamental topics of financial reporting. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • BUAD 225 or BUAD 235. Must be taken prior to taking this course.

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Section Instructor Time Comments
A Ms. Arnica W. Mulder T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

CJUS 213 Criminal Law

A study of the criminal justice system at work in the courtroom setting, emphas izing the relationship between substanti ve criminal law, criminal procedure, and the rules of evidence. Lecture: 3 hrs/w k. 1 Unit

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Section Instructor Time Comments
A Mrs. Bridget M. Tainer-Parkins T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

COMM 202 Mass Communication

A survey of the theories, processes, ef fects, and media of mass communication. The course will focus on issues of conce rn principally to the mass media within the United States, but issues of globali zation will be addressed. Lecture: 3 hrs /wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • COMM-101 Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Thomas J. Carter T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

COMM 220 Public Speaking

Study of voice, production, and managem ent in various forms of public address. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • INQ-110 or INQ-120 or HNRS-105 or HNRS 110 or HNRS-120. Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Nadia I. Martinez-Carrillo T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

COMM 350 Research Methods

Introduction to the principles and basic skills necessary to criticize research literature. In this course students will develop descriptive and experimental studies using data collection, analysis and presentation techniques in communication research. (1) Lecture: 3hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • COMM-250 Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Jennifer Jackl T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

CRWR 330 Forms and Genres

Advanced study of poetry and prose structures in order to analyse how creative works are crafted. Students will read and discuss works by major authors and will experiment with forms by creating orginal works in both poetry and prose. Building on work done on craft elements in CRWR 230, this course gives special attention to the broader issues of specific poetry and prose forms and to genre traditions. Note that the CRWR 230, 330 sequence must be completed before enrolling in CRWR 412.(1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • CRWR-230 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • CRWR-215 OR 216 Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Melanie Almeder T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

ECON 121 Principles, Micro

An introduction to contemporary economic discourse with an emphasis on the pricing mechanism, production, competitive and imperfectly competitive markets, game theory, poverty and inequality, public economics and global trade. (1)Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Edward Nik-Khah T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

ECON 232 Money and Banking

Money, credit, and the banking system with special emphasis on the role of money as a determinant of economic activity. Attention is also given to international monetary markets. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • ECON-121 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • ECON-122 Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Garry A. Fleming T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

ECON 348 Introduction to Econometrics

An introduction to the statistical methods used in empirical economic research. The objective of the course is to provide both a working knowledge of econometric theory and an applied experience through estimating empirical models using econometric software. (1) 1 Unit

Requisites

  • ECON-321 OR ECON-322 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • INQ-240 OR HNRS-240 Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Alice L. Kassens T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

EDUC 210 Principles of Education

Examination of the historical, philosphical, political and social principles of American education, including curricular patterns and objectives with emphasis on present-day changes and legal implications for schools and teachers. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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Section Instructor Time Comments
B Ms. Kathryn S. Elmore T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

ENGL 256 The Art and History of Film

Critical study of selected films drawn from a variety of periods and national cinemas. The course will focus on the elements of film and how directors use these elements to achieve their effects and make their meanings. Works will be placed within the history of cinema, allowing attention to how the elements of film art have developed over time. Lecture: 3hrs/wk; Laboratory: 3hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • Take ENGL-256L Must be taken either prior to or at the same time as this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Wendy Larson-Harris T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

ENST 103 Intro to Environment & Culture

In order to think critically about Environmental Studies, this course will ask you to question how you describe, explain, and relate to nature through language, ideology, and media. To do this we will examine conceptions of nature drawn from the Humanities: philosophy, religion, literature, and art. An understanding of these disciplines will help us gain insight into contemporary environmental debates. The class will examine some of the following questions: What is our relationship to nature? How does nature have value? How has religion contributed to our conceptions of nature? How has English as a language and literary tradition evolved different ways of expressing our relationship to the natural world? Have recent environmental activists articulated a compelling rhetoric? Links to themes of environmental justice, science of the critical zone, and sustainability, connecting this course to the other two introductory courses for the Environmental Studies Program. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Laura M. Hartman T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

FREN 330 Studies in French Translation

An introduction to the field of professional translation and interpretation, as well as a workshop in which students can practice their translation/interpretation skills. Students will become familar with translation as a theoretical and methodological communicative act. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • FREN-202 Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. David O. Scaer T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

HHP 101 Tennis

1/4 Unit

Requisites

  • HHP-160 Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Mr. James Buriak T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

HHP 106 Badminton

1/4 Unit

Requisites

  • HHP-160 Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Anil M. Shende T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

HHP 160 Fit for Life: Phys. Cond.

This course is designed to introduce the student to health and physical fitness components related to developing a healthy lifestyle. It will include physical fitness activities, health risk components, assessment, and the development of a personal health and fitness plan. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1/4 Unit

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Section Instructor Time Comments
C2 Dr. Michael P. Maina T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

HHP 208 Exercise Test & Prescription

This course provides students with comprehensive knowledge and techniques related to exercise testing and program prescription as appropriate for apparently healthy populations. In following accepted guidelines, this course provides students with a foundation of assessment and prescription techniques, including risk stratification, health-related fitness testing and interpretation, client debriefing, behavior theory concepts, exercise programming guidelines, and validity and reliability considerations. (1) 1 Unit

Requisites

  • HHP-195 OR HHP-221 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • HHP-208L Must be taken at the same time as this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Ashley Artese T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

HHP 325 Exercise Physiology

The course serves as an introduction to the basic principles of exercise physiology, building on foundational knowledge gained through anatomy and physiology, and exercise testing coursework. Through the investigation of challenges to homeostasis brought about by physical activity, exercise and sports participation, students will gain an understanding of acute responses and chronic adaptations of the body brought about by exposure to the stresses of exercise in changing environmental conditions. (1) 1 Unit

Requisites

  • HHP-208 or permission. Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • HHP-325L Must be taken at the same time as this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Elizabeth I. Ackley T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

HIST 130 Early Modern World History

This course is a survey of world history from ca. 1400 CE to ca. 1800 CE, emphasizing a regional and cross-cultural analysis of varying political, economic, social, and religious systems. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Gary G. Gibbs T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

HIST 200 United States History

A broad survey of the forces and structures of American history. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. John G. Selby T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

HIST 360 Issues in Early America

An examination of issues of significance to the period. May be repeated for credit with different content. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • HIST-300 or permission Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Mark F. Miller T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

HNRS 270 The Maya World-Global

Develops a sense of historical perspective and the ability to use the methodologies of the humanities or the fine arts by exploring a subject drawn from the period before 1500. Includes an engagement component that reaches beyond the classroom. Open to Honors students or non-Honors students with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2. (credit cannot be received for both HNRS 270 and INQ 270.)(1) Lecture: 3hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
G Dr. Dolores Flores-Silva T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

I.R. 225 Compara Polit Sys: Latin Amer

The government and politics of Latin America, including Central America and the Caribbean. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • POLI-111 or permission. Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Joshua B. Rubongoya T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

INQ 110 I and Myselves

Introduces students to critical thinking in higher education, taking as its starting point a focused topic in a scholarly field. Critical inquiry will be taught in the context of careful reading of important intellectual works, as well as inquiry-based writing assignments. Research and collaborative skills will also be developed in an integrative setting designed to promote a student's journey toward a life of critical inquiry. (Credit cannot be received for both HNRS 110 and INQ 110.) (1) Lecture: 3hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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Section Instructor Time Comments
B Dr. Teresa A. Hancock-Parmer T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

INQ 110 Finding Ourselves in Folktales

Introduces students to critical thinking in higher education, taking as its starting point a focused topic in a scholarly field. Critical inquiry will be taught in the context of careful reading of important intellectual works, as well as inquiry-based writing assignments. Research and collaborative skills will also be developed in an integrative setting designed to promote a student's journey toward a life of critical inquiry. (Credit cannot be received for both HNRS 110 and INQ 110.) (1) Lecture: 3hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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Section Instructor Time Comments
D Dr. Lisa G. Stoneman T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

INQ 110 Strange Tales From the Bible

Introduces students to critical thinking in higher education, taking as its starting point a focused topic in a scholarly field. Critical inquiry will be taught in the context of careful reading of important intellectual works, as well as inquiry-based writing assignments. Research and collaborative skills will also be developed in an integrative setting designed to promote a student's journey toward a life of critical inquiry. (Credit cannot be received for both HNRS 110 and INQ 110.) (1) Lecture: 3hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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Section Instructor Time Comments
N1 Dr. Jennifer K. Berenson T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

INQ 110 Marijuana: Sci, Poli, Culture

Introduces students to critical thinking in higher education, taking as its starting point a focused topic in a scholarly field. Critical inquiry will be taught in the context of careful reading of important intellectual works, as well as inquiry-based writing assignments. Research and collaborative skills will also be developed in an integrative setting designed to promote a student's journey toward a life of critical inquiry. (Credit cannot be received for both HNRS 110 and INQ 110.) (1) Lecture: 3hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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Section Instructor Time Comments
R Dr. Angela A. Allen T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

INQ 240 Statistics and Sports Industry

Provides an inquiry-focused introduction to statistical methodologies. Students will gain an understanding of how decision making is accomplished using modern statistical techniques. Topics include descriptive statistics, graphical methods,estimation, elementary probability, and statistical inference; students will apply the techniques of data analysis to data sets and statistical studies that address the course theme. (Credit cannot be received for both HNRS 240 and INQ-240.) (1) Lecture: 3hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
B1 Prof Roger Reakes T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

INQ 260CO Media Effects

Introduces the methodologies of the social sciences through an inquiry-focused approach to a topic. The course seeks to develop students' critical thinking skills through the exploration and application of social scientific methods. Individual sections will be taught in a particular discipline. (Credit cannot be received for both HNRS 260 and INQ 260 from the same discipline.) (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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Section Instructor Time Comments
A1 Dr. Jose Cruz T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

INQ 260SO Culture & Society

Introduces the methodologies of the social sciences through an inquiry-focused approach to a topic. The course seeks to develop students' critical thinking skills through the exploration and application of social scientific methods. Individual sections will be taught in a particular discipline. (Credit cannot be received for both HNRS 260 and INQ 260 from the same discipline.) (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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Section Instructor Time Comments
D Dr. Kit C. Myers T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

INQ 271 Women Playwrights

Develops a sense of historical perspective and the ability to use the methodologies of the humanities or the fine arts by exploring a subject drawn from the period from 1500 to the present. (Credit cannot be received for both HNRS 271 and INQ 271.) (1) Lecture 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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Section Instructor Time Comments
D Dr. Lisa C. Warren T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

NEUR 330 Principles of Neuroscience

This course will provide a detailed understanding of neurons and the functional role of different aspects of the human nervous system. A survey of topic areas relevant to psychology and neuroscience related disciplines and an introduction to techniques in neuroscience will also be included. (Cross-listed with PSYC 330) (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • PSYC 101 or BIOL 120 or BIOL 190. Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. David F. Nichols T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

PHIL 223 Ethics and Medicine

An examination of ethical issues in medicine and the moral principles that might be employed to resolve ethical dilemmas. (Cross-listed with SOCI-223). (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. James C. Peterson T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

PHST 202 Global Health

Health for all has long been a stated goal in global society. The achievement of this goal, however, necessitates a complex understanding of the many social, ecological, economic and political factors that affect the constantly changing health of a given population. Students will come to better understand causative factors associated with communicable and non-communicable diseases worldwide, traditional and new approaches to treatment and health promotion, and best practices for engaging in efforts at improving health outcomes within and between global cultures. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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Section Instructor Time Comments
G Prof. Catherine A. Boyd T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

POLI 112 Issues in American Politics

An introduction to the constitutional principles, institutions, functions, and processes of politics and government in the United States. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Justin Garrison T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

POLI 225 Compara Polit Sys: Latin Amer

The government and politics of Latin America, including Central America and the Caribbean. (Cross-listed with I.R. 225)(1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • POLI-111 or permission Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Joshua B. Rubongoya T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology

An overview of the field of psychology w ith emphasis on basic processes in human behavior. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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Section Instructor Time Comments
D Dr. Stacy A. Wetmore T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

PSYC 330 Principles of Neuroscience

This course will provide a detailed understanding of neurons and the functional role of different aspects of the human nervous system. A survey of topic areas relevant to psychology and neuroscience related disciplines and an introduction to techniques in neuroscience will also be included. (Cross-listed with NEUR 330) (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • PSYC-101 or BIOL 120 or BIOL 190 Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. David F. Nichols T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology

An introduction to the field of sociology with an emphasis on the study of social groups and how they influence human behavior and society. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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Section Instructor Time Comments
B Dr. Daniel Sarabia T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

SOCI 223 Ethics and Medicine

An examination of ethical issues in medicine and the moral principles that might be employed to resolve ethical dilemmas.(Cross-listed with PHIL 223). (1) Lecture: 3hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. James C. Peterson T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

SOCI 238 Juvenile Delinquency

An analysis of the nature and types of juvenile offenses, sociological theories of delinquency and causation, and an examination of the juvenile justice system. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • SOCI-101 or INQ-260SO or HNRS 260SO or permission Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Kristin L. Richardson T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

THEA 125 Stagecraft

Techniques and principles of scenery construction and other elements of technical production. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.; Laboratory: 50 hrs/term. 1 Unit

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Section Instructor Time Comments
A Mr. Robert S. Bessolo T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM