Courses

ACSI 301 Theory of Interest

An introduction to the mathematical theory of interest and preparation for actuary exam FM. Topics include money growth, investment return, annuities, arbitrage, interest rate sensitivity, and immunization. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Roland B. Minton M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

ARTH 256 Baroque: Popes, Kings & Busin

The 17th century was a period of extraordinary change, when the political, religious, and cultural life of Europe was in upheaval. This class will examine ways that status and power were fashioned, national identity was shaped, Catholics were distinguished from Protestants, and public and private life were defined through the work of artists such as Caravaggio, Bernini, Velazquez, Rubens, Rembrandt, and Vermeer. Lecture/Discussion: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Jane C. Long M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

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. Marilee A. Ramesh M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

BIOL 210 Cell Biology

A study of the fundamental processes that occur within eukaryotic cells, focusing on the structures and functions of the organelles, the cell cycle, and cell signaling. (1) Lecture and Laboratory: 6 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • Take BIOL-110, 180, and 190 or BIOL-190 and CHEM-221 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • Take BIOL-210L Must be taken at the same time as this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Christopher Lassiter M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

BIOL 230 Human Anatomy & Physiology I

Structure and function of the human body at the cell and organ system levels, covering general cell structure and function, and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. (This class has a strictly enforced registration restriction with preference given to declared Health and Human Performance majors. This course may not be used to satisfy the requirements for the BS or BA in Biology and does not satisfy the "200-level BIOL course" prerequisite for 300-level BIOL courses.) (1) Lecture and Laboratory: 6 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • BIOL-106 OR BIOL-190 OR BIOL-210 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • BIOL-230L Must be taken at the same time as this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Ms. Lindy Thibodeaux M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

BIOL 265 Plant Diversity

The evolutionary relationships, life histories, and field studies of bryophytes, fern and their relatives, and vascular plants. Field trips to appreciate botanical history, farming impacts, and plant development are included. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • Take BIOL 110 or be a declared ENVS major, 180 and 190 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • Take BIOL-265L Must be taken either prior to or at the same time as this course.
  • Co-Requirement BIOL-265L-1

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. DorothyBelle Poli M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

BUAD 248 Business Analytics

The objective of the course is for students to develop critical thinking and modeling skills which are essential requirements of the business decision making process. Critical thinking will be practiced through problem identification and solution. Problem solution will require the identification and execution of applicable models and data sets. Thus a main portion of this course will be directed toward determining and finding appropriate data, learning the roles and limitations of different types of modeling tools, and then developing customized models using the appropriate data to solve business problems. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • INQ-240 OR HNRS-240 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • BUAD-205 or BUAD-215 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • MATH-111 or higher Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • BUAD-218 Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
B Dr. Christina D. McCart M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

CHEM 112 General Chemistry II

The introductory course in chemistry. (Appropriate for all science majors,including chemistry, biochemistry, pre-medical, pre-dental, pharmacy and paramedical students.Credit cannot be earned for both CHEM 111 and CHEM 117 or for both CHEM 112 and CHEM 118) (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • CHEM-111 or CHEM-117 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • Take CHEM-112L Must be taken at the same time as this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Catherine A. Sarisky M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

CHEM 332 Physical Chemistry II

The physical aspects of chemical phenomena, including the properties of solids, liquids, gases and solutions; thermodynamics; kinetics; electrochemistry; and elementary quantum theory. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • CHEM-331 is a prerequsite for CHEM-332 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • Take CHEM-332L Must be taken at the same time as this course.
  • CHEM-255 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • Co-Requirement CHEM-332L-1

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Kelly E. Anderson M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

CPSC 370 Data Mining

This course introduces students to the study of various machine learning algorithms. It covers the preparation of data sets for use with machine learning algorithms for mining information. (1) 1 Unit

Requisites

  • CPSC-170. Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Adewale Sekoni M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

CRWR 317 Speculative Fiction

Development of writing skills in a designated genre other than poetry and fiction, building upon introductory creative writing courses. Students will also read and discuss works by notable authors in the genre. (1) Lecture: 3hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

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

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Teresa A. Milbrodt M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

ECON 247 International Trade & Finance

An analysis of the benefits and costs of trade, the impact of trade barriers and controls, the effects of globalization, and the role of money and capital markets in international commerce. (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
G Dr. Michael J. Enz M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

EDUC 341 Ped & Curr Prin PK-8 Math

Examination of mathematics education curricular and instructional practices. Emphasis in placed on both mathematics content and methods for teaching elementary mathematics by exploring innovative teaching models that develop deeper understanding of content and support K-6 learning. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • CLST-241 Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Ms. Karin L. Kaerwer M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

FREN 102 Elementary French II

A study of the fundamentals with emphasis on pronunciation and aural comprehension. Oral and written work. Reading of selected materials. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.; Laboratory: 1 hr/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • FREN-101, or its equivalent, is a prerequisite for 102 Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Elizabeth L. Groff M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

FREN 202 Intermediate French II

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

Requisites

  • FREN-201 or equivalent is prerequisite to FREN-202 Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. David O. Scaer M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

GRMN 102 Elementary German II

A study of the fundamental structures of German, with emphasis on oral proficiency and communication. Includes cultural topics. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. for each; Laboratory: 1 hr/wk. for each. 1 Unit

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Section Instructor Time Comments
A Mrs. Stefanie S. Fowler M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

GRMN 202 Intermediate German II

A review of grammar. Selected reading, conversation, and composition. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. for each; Laboratory: 1 hr/wk. for each. 1 Unit

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Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Adam J. Toth M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

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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Section Instructor Time Comments
A2 Mrs. Cynthia E. Edmunds M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

HHP 225 Cont Issues in Sport Mgmt.

A study of the sports industry through examination of problems and issues faced by contemporary sport managers. Unique characteristics of sport and resulting social and ethical responsibilities of sport managers are discussed. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • HHP-221 or permission Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Olzhas Taniyev M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

HIST 140 The Modern World

This course is a survey of world history from ca. 1800 CE to today, emphasizing a regional and cross-cultural analysis of varying political, economic, social, and religious systems. 1 Unit

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Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Robert A. Willingham M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

HIST 231 The Reformation

The religious reformations of the 16th century and their environment: political, social, economic, intellectual, and religious. (This course counts toward major credit in the Religion-Philosophy major. History 231 and Religion 212 may not both be taken for credit.) (Cross-listed as RELG 212). Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Michael A. Hakkenberg M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

HNRS 120 The Moral of Our Story

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 which they can use the course material for their own reflections on what it means to live well. Includes an engagement component that reaches beyond the classroom. (Credit cannot be received for both HNRS 120 and INQ 120.) (1) Lecture: 3hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • HNRS-110 or permission Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
B Dr. Ned Wisnefske M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

HNRS 240 Statistics in an Online World

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 questions of the perspective. Includes an engagement component that reaches beyond the classroom. Open to Honors students or non-Honors students with a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.2 (Credit cannot be received for both HNRS 240 and INQ 240.) (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Adam F. Childers M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

INQ 120 Ethics in Communication

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
J2 Dr. Anita J. Turpin M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

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

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
C1 Dr. Chris Lee M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

INQ 250CH Chemistry & Crime

Introduces the methodologies of the natural sciences through an inquiry-focused approach to a topic. Students will explore the types of questions that science asks and how it attempts to answer them by defining and classifying information, developing models, identifying patterns, and drawing conclusions based upon data. Credit cannot be received for both HNRS-250 and INQ-250 from the same discipline.) (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • INQ-250CHL Must be taken at the same time as this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
B V Staff M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

INQ 260PS Human Rights

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

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
B Dr. Joshua B. Rubongoya M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

INQ 260PY Science of Meditation

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

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
B Dr. Dane Hilton M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

INQ 271 Race and Theatre

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
L Dr. Nelson Barre M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

INQ 300 Making Life Count

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

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
M Mrs. Sharon C. Gibbs M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

INQ 300 African Radio

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
N Dr. Jesse W. Bucher M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

MUSC 251 Music Theory I

Diatonic harmony and voice leading; melodic harmonization and figured bass realization; basic species counterpoint; introduction to tonal theory, and harmonic analysis. Lecture: 3 hr/wk.; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • MUSC-150 or competency Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • Take MUSC-251L Must be taken at the same time as this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Gordon Marsh M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

PHIL 266 Power, Language, Politics

An examination of contemporary French thinkers, such as Michel Foucault, Gilles Deleuze, and Jacques Derrida. Each of these thinkers represents an important aspect in the development of what has been variously called post-structuralist and postmodernist discourse as it has developed in France since the May 1968 student riots. The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to some important trends in French thought since 1968. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Brent A. Adkins M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

PHST 302 Social Determinants of Health

The purpose of this course is to deepen students' understanding of the ways in which social conditions, including economic, political, geographic, and cultural contexts, shape population health. We will apply public health theories and priciples to examine the courses of socioeconomic, racial, and gender inequities in health. In addition, we will explore how social conditions indirectly affect health by influencing health-related behaviors. Untimately, this course will illuminate the need to better understand the social determinants of population health in order to develop proactive, prevention-based strategies for reducing health inequities. (1) 1 Unit

Requisites

  • PHST-201 or PHST-202 Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Kristen M. Schorpp M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
B Dr. Kristen M. Schorpp M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

PHYS 104 Fundamental Physics II

Algebra-and trigonometry-based introduction to classical mechanics including the equations of motion, forces, erengy, mementum, rotation, fluid dynamics, waves and sound. (May not be taken for credit by students who have completed Physics 202.) (1)Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • PHYS 102 or PHYS 103 or PHYS 201. Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • Take PHYS-104L Must be taken at the same time as this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Hiba Assi M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

PHYS 201 Newtonian Mechanics

Calculus-based, introduction to classical mechanics inclduing forceses and motion, energy, momentum, rotation, fluid dynamics, waves and sound.(1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • MATH-121 or MATH-118 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • Take PHYS-201L Must be taken at the same time as this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Matthew C. Fleenor M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

POLI 111 Issues in Global Politics

An introduction to issues in global politics that emphasizes diversity of perspectives, membership in multiple communities, and the linkages between local and global. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Jonathan Snow M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

PSYC 341 Human Memory

Examines the principles of memory processes, classic and contemporary theories, and methods of research. (1) 1 Unit

Requisites

  • PSYC-101 or INQ-260PY or HNRS 260PY Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Stacy A. Wetmore M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

PSYC 390 History of Psychology

Examines the major philosophical and scientific trends that led to the establishment of scientific psychology, as well as the early paradigms and systems that helped shape modern psychology. This course also includes a careers component focused on preparing students for entering graduate school and/or the job market. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • Three or more PSYC courses or permission. Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Christopher Buchholz M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

RELG 212 The Reformation

The Protestant Reformation of the 16th century and the Roman Catholic reaction. (Religion 212 and History 231 may not both be taken for credit.) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Michael A. Hakkenberg M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

SOCI 215 Social Movements

Study of the social and political context of social movements. Topics include conditions hindering or facilitating movements, organization, participation and recruitment, framing, tactics and strategies, influence of the state and other movements, and social change. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Marit A. Berntson M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

SOCI 338 Women's Lives: Global Perspect

In this course, we will examine similarities as well as divergences in the experiences of various groups of women, especially in countries that are part of the developing world. The course will begin with an analysis of the notion of global sisterhood and it's criticisms. We will then move on to specific issues such as work, family and household, representations in media, and violence. We will end the semester with an evaluation of the possibilities of and opportunities for transnational movements for gender equality. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • One 200-level SOCI course or permission Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
G Dr. Meeta Mehrotra M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

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

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
B Ms. Iris Myers M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

SPAN 150 Elementary Spanish Review

A one-semester review of the essentials of Spanish grammar and basic vocabulary to promote speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Emphasis on developing conversational skills and cultural awareness to handle topics of everyday life in Spanish. (This course is designed for students who have studied Spanish previously, but lack sufficient preparation to enter Intermediate Spanish 201.) Lecture: 3hrs/wk; Laboratory: 1hr/wk. 1 Unit

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Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Teresa A. Hancock-Parmer M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

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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Section Instructor Time Comments
B Mrs. Christine Stanley M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
C Ms. Sarah G. Hord M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

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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Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Alba Arias Alvarez M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

SPAN 303 Spanish Composition

Practice in written expression with an intensive review of Spanish grammar. Introduction to the principles of Spanish style and techniques of formal writing and translation. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

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

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Jose F. Banuelos Montes M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

SPAN 380 Spanish Film

Class study of a special topic, with topic to be determined by the students and the faculty member. May be repeated for credit with different content. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • SPAN-303 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • SPAN-304 Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Lynn K. Talbot M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM