Courses

ARTH 151 Art, Culture & Society II

The rise of an increasingly literate urban middle-class leads to great changes in the history of art, starting with the birth of the Renaissance in Italy through to the influence of popular culture in 20th-centruy America. Students will explore the works of major figures in the history of painting, sculpture, and architecture from circa 1400-1980 within the context of radical cultural and societal change.(1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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A J. Sienkewicz 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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A J. Ugolino T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

BIOL 480 Capstone Research Experience

This course will serve as a capstone experience for students pursuing the B.S., requiring them to use their mastery of the six themes and four skills that provide the foundation of the biology curriculum to complete a research-based project. Starting with the primary literature, students will develop hypotheses to test, design and execute experiments and/or observations to test hypotheses, collect and analyze data, use the results of their analyses to draw conclusions, and communicate this process in a final paper and presentation.(1)(1) Lecture and Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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B S. Powers 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

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A S. Gibbs T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM
B W. Marilla T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

BUAD 142 Personal Finance

This course develops a comprehensive understanding of everyday financial matters such as banking, credit, home finances, planning, investing, and taxes. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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B C. Smith T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

BUAD 254 Organizational Behavior & Mgmt

An introductory examination of theoretical principles and practical applications related to managing and leading individuals and groups in the work setting. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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B J. Hinchy T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

BUAD 406 Independent Study & Research

A program of intensive study in Business Administration carried out under the di rection of a member of the Departmental staff. (Enrollment with the approval of the Department.) 1 Unit

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B C. McCart 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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B E. Nik-Khah 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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A M. Larson-Harris T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

GNDR 150 Intro: Gender & Woman Studies

An introduction to key questions, concepts, and debates within the field of Gender and Women's Studies and a basic grounding in the historical movements in which gender equality is fought for. The fundamentally interdisciplinary nature of Gender & Women's Studies is emphasized by regular guest lectures from faculty across the curriculum. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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A K. Myers T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

HHP 160 Fitness 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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C4 J. Buriak 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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A J. Selby 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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B L. Stoneman T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

INQ 120 Thinking Animals

Investigates questions of values, individual and communal, from the standpoint of a particular field of learning. The course will teach reasoning skills through reading, writing and oral communication by linking key works with broader traditions of critical reflections on the good life. Students will be encouraged to explore ways in which they can use the course material for their own reflections on what it means to live well. (Credit cannot be received for both HNRS 120 and INQ 120.) (1) Lecture: 3hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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F L. Hartman T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

INQ 120 Civil Politics

Investigates questions of values, individual and communal, from the standpoint of a particular field of learning. The course will teach reasoning skills through reading, writing and oral communication by linking key works with broader traditions of critical reflections on the good life. Students will be encouraged to explore ways in which they can use the course material for their own reflections on what it means to live well. (Credit cannot be received for both HNRS 120 and INQ 120.) (1) Lecture: 3hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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N2 M. Wallace Fuentes T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

INQ 120 Life & Death in Medical Ethics

Investigates questions of values, individual and communal, from the standpoint of a particular field of learning. The course will teach reasoning skills through reading, writing and oral communication by linking key works with broader traditions of critical reflections on the good life. Students will be encouraged to explore ways in which they can use the course material for their own reflections on what it means to live well. (Credit cannot be received for both HNRS 120 and INQ 120.) (1) Lecture: 3hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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R J. Peterson T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

INQ 240 Here's to Your Health

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

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B5 C. Staniunas T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

INQ 240 Statistics & 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

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C1 R. Reakes T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

INQ 260PS Supreme Court

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: 3hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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A2 B. Tainer-Parkins T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

INQ 260SO HIV and AIDS

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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A A. Dickenson T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

INQ 270 Chaos & Kingship

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. (Credit cannot be received for both HNRS 270 and INQ 270.) (1) Lecture 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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K D. Scaer T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

INQ 271 Transgender History

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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D G. Rosenthal T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

INQ 271 Cultural Difference-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 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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G2 S. Mallavarapu T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

INQ 300 Politics of Education Policy

Asks students to look back on their experiences and their work in the Intellectual Inquiry Curriculum in order to make explicit, meaningful connections to contemporary issues. In addition to individual written assignments, students will work in small groups to research and develop a proposal concerning a concept, approach, or solution to a problem that will be presented in a formal defense. (Credit cannot be received for both HNRS 300 and INQ 300.) (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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C B. Parsons T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

INQ 300 Headline Literature

Asks students to look back on their experiences and their work in the Intellectual Inquiry Curriculum in order to make explicit, meaningful connections to contemporary issues. In addition to individual written assignments, students will work in small groups to research and develop a proposal concerning a concept, approach, or solution to a problem that will be presented in a formal defense. (Credit cannot be received for both HNRS 300 and INQ 300.) (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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D M. Kuchar 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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A A. Allen T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

RELG 250 New Religions in America

A study of non-traditional religious communities in America, such as the Mormons, New Age, Scientology, and Branch Davidians. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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A M. Trexler 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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C D. Sarabia T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

SPAN 202 Intermediate Spanish II

A review of the essentials of Spanish grammar with the introduction of advanced structures. Continued development of the four essential skills, and further acquisition of vocabulary. Emphasis on conversational skills to handle situations of everyday life with increased range of personal expression. Inclusion of cultural material. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. for each; Laboratory: 1 hr/wk. for each. 1 Unit

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A D. Flores-Silva T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM