Courses

ANTH 101 Intro to Cultural Anthropology

An introduction to the concepts and methods used by anthropologists to study human societies and cultures. Case studies from primarily non-Western cultures will provide an overview of the culture concept and its relationship to institutions of kinship, marriage, gender, language, race and ethnicity, production, exchange, political organization, magic, religion and the arts. This course is required for the anthropology concentration and is an elective in the Sociology major and minor programs. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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Section Instructor Time Comments
G Dr. Chad T. Morris M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

COMM 101 Intro to Communication Studies

Introduction to oral communication and communication theory. Course includes st udy of various communication models and situations and the processes and techniq ues that function within them. It also e xamines cultural, symbolic, and perceptu al variants and their effects on the com munications process. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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A Dr. Jose Cruz M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

ENST 210 Environmental History

A survey which explores the relationship between history and the environment, with focus on a specific area of the world, and the connection between a people and its habitat through time. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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A Dr. Jesse W. Bucher M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

FREN 201 Intermediate French I

A review of grammar. Selected reading, conversation, culture and composition. L ecture: 3 hrs/wk.; Laboratory: 1 hr/wk. 1 Unit

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A Dr. Alison M. Clifton M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

HHP 160 Fit for Life: Group Exercise

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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A1 Johanna T. Ferguson M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

HHP 160 Fitness for Life: Walking

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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D2 Mr. Shawn Urbanek M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

HIST 210 Environmental History

A survey which explores the relationship between history and the environment, with focus on a specific area of the world, and the connection between a people and its habitat through time. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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A Dr. Jesse W. Bucher M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

HIST 243 Modern Britain

Emphasis is on the emergence of the modern English nation under the Tudors, the evolution of constitutional and parliamentary government, the development of the British Empire and its role in world affairs in the 19th and 20th centuries. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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A Dr. Gary G. Gibbs M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

HNRS 241 Efficiency & Optimization

Further develops the ability to use quantitative, mathematical and computational reasoning by exploring a problem or issue. Through a focused topic, students gain insight into mathematics or computer science as a mode of inquiry. 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 241 and INQ 241.) (1) Lecture: 3hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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A Dr. Karin R. Saoub M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

INQ 120 My Robot, My Frenemy

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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Section Instructor Time Comments
B Dr. Durell Bouchard M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

INQ 120 Happiness and Goodness

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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Q Dr. Hans M. Zorn M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

INQ 120 Matters of Life and Death

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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W Mr. R. Scott Hardwig M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

INQ 240 Does Gun Control Save Lives?

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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C2 Dr. Chris Lee M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

INQ 251 Emerging Diseases

Further develops the ability to use the methodologies of the natural sciences by exploring a science topic in depth. The course will be narrowly focused within science while allowing connection to a social, political, ethical, or historical issue. (Credit cannot be received for both HNRS 251 and INQ 251. (1) Lecture: 3hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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D Dr. Meg Steinweg M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

INQ 260SO Social-Justice-Global

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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G Dr. Kristin L. Richardson M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

INQ 271 Rabelais

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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A Dr. David O. Scaer M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

INQ 300 Violence and Religion

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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Section Instructor Time Comments
F Dr. Melanie E. Trexler M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

PHST 201 Hlth & Soc: Intro Publ Health

This course provides an introduction to the field of Public Health. We will survey foundational issues and opportunities to show the breadth of the discipline. You will learn to see the world-and nearly every aspect of human social life-through a new lens, wherein population is related to social sturctures and human behaviors. We will consider the relationship between health and economics, technology, education, race, gender, place, and culture, including an emphasis on social disparities in health. We will place the U.S. health care system within its global context, working to better understand basic models of health care as practiced around the world. You will also learn of the vast opportunities for careers in health, ranging from clinical paths to health administration to health analytics. This course challenges assumptions about what health is and how we approach it, as we engage in the first look at publc health. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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Section Instructor Time Comments
B Dr. Shannon L. Anderson M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM
D Dr. Shannon L. Anderson M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

PHYS 490 Sr. Seminar: Physics Capstone

Advanced study in selected topics in a seminar format. Scientific presentation skills and review of all areas of physics. (1) 1 Unit

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A Dr. Daniel T. Robb M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

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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A Dr. Marit A. Berntson M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

SOCI 261 Topic: Health & Social Justice

An examination of special topics in sociology, with topics selected on the basis of faculty and student interest. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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A Prof. Catherine A. Boyd M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

SPAN 102 Elementary Spanish II

A study of the essentials of Spanish grammar and basic vocabulary to promote speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Emphasis on developing the conversational skills and cultural awareness to handle topics of everyday life in Spanish. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. for each; Laboratory: 1 hr/wk. for each. 1 Unit

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C Dr. Teresa A. Hancock-Parmer M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish I

A review of the essentials of Spanish g rammar with the introduction of advanced structures. Continued development of th e four essential skills, and further acq uisition of vocabulary. Emphasis on conv ersational skills to handle situations o f everyday life with increased range of personal expression. Inclusion of cultur al material. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. for each ; Laboratory: 1 hr/wk. for each. 1 Unit

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D Mrs. Christine Stanley M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM
F Ms. Sarah G. Hord M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

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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B Dr. Alba Arias Alvarez M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

THEA 101 Fundamentals of Theatre

An introduction to the collaborative art of theatre and dramatic literature through lectures, discussion of basic artistic components involved in the theatrical process, and attending live theatre. (1) 1 Unit

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A Dr. Nelson Barre M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM