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Summer 2018 Course Descriptions

Summer I (May 21st- June 29th)

 

ACC 3303 Intermediate Accounting I    

The Intermediate Accounting course sequence constitutes the “keystone” of the accounting curriculum for accounting concentrates. The central theme of the Intermediate Accounting course sequence is financial accounting and the generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) by which it is governed. The objective of the course sequence is to allow the students to develop a sophisticated comprehension of GAAP, the related theory underlying these GAAP and the corresponding practices, procedures and techniques employed in their application. Intermediate Accounting I concentrates on their application to economic resources (assets).  Prerequisite: BUS 2203.

 

ACC 3308 Cost Accounting

An examination of the manufacturing function from the view of the cost accountant. Managerial control of the elements of product costs will be studied with an emphasis on cost accumulation systems, both historical and estimated. Topics covered will include standard (estimated) costs, variance analysis, profit planning, cost-volume-profit analysis, and relevant cost analysis for problem solving. Prerequisite: BUS 2203 and MTH1003 (or course equivalent: MTH1016, 1115, or 1217).

 

BIO 1025 Introduction to Biological Science I

An introduction to biological principles of cell and molecular biology. This course is for science majors. Key topics include cell structure and function, energy transduction, the flow of genetic information, cellular reproduction, and intracellular and intercellular communication. Laboratory investigations are integrated with the lecture material and introduce students to the theory and practice of the scientific method and the application of basic techniques in cell and molecular biology. Prerequisites: none. Fulfills a STEM requirement in the LS Core.

 

BUS 1100 Introduction to Business   

Primarily for freshmen, the course provides students with an integrative approach to learning the functional areas of business while emphasizing oral and written communication and effective group interaction. Students will learn various technical, organizational and operational aspects of business through active learning opportunities, case discussions, technological applications and outside activities. Open only to business majors, business minors, students who have this course as a requirement in their major (e.g., Environmental Studies & Sustainability majors), or permission of Dean. Fulfills W in LS Core. 

 

BUS 2205 Principles of Marketing

The marketing course introduces marketing as a functional area of a business enterprise. You will study numerous marketing concepts and functions, including the marketing concept, the marketing mix, buyer behavior, market segmentation, product position, and marketing research, all within a global context. Prerequisites: BUS 1100, BUS 0091, BUS 0092, BUS 0093.

 

BUS 2210 Management Information Systems

Management Information Systems presents a core of IS principles with which every business student should be familiar. Information technology has become a key component in accomplishing strategic and operational goals in organizations today. It is necessary to understand how a company utilizes information technology to gain its competitive advantage in business. This course is designed to familiarize the student with the fundamental concepts and principles of information systems. Therefore, it focuses on breadth of coverage rather than the depth of any specific IS area. Topics include: the role of IT in organizations, computers and information processing, hardware and software, managing data resources, telecommunications and networks, electronic commerce, security, IS ethics and leading information technologies and applications. Prerequisites: BUS 1100, BUS 0091, BUS 0092, BUS 0093.

 

BUS 2213 Business Statistics   

Provides an introduction to fundamental statistical principles and procedures. Topics include descriptive statistics, discrete and continuous probability distributions and sampling distributions, statistical inference and estimation, linear regression and correlation. Prerequisites: BUS 1100, MTH 1003 or MTH 1115 (must take either course), BUS 0091, BUS 0092, BUS 0093. MTH1111 cannot be taken to satisfy this requirement.  Fulfills Q in LS Core.

 

BUS 2215 Managerial Finance

This course introduces the basics of a standard finance course. The goal is to provide a comfortable level of understanding of financial markets and securities for all business majors. The course will develop the financial skills and knowledge that will help them interact with the other functions of the firm to make good managerial decisions. The main topics included in the course are outlined under five main areas: (1) financial markets and institutions in a global environment; (2) financial ratios, budgeting, a firm’s pro forma financial statements, and cash flows determining firm value; (3) time value of money tools and concepts (compounding, discounting, annuities, and perpetuities); (4) relationship between risk and return; and (5) the basics of bond & stock valuation. Prerequisites: BUS 1100, BUS 2203, MTH 1003 (or course equivalent: MTH 1016, 1115, or 1217), and ECO1201.

 

CRM3600 Drugs and Society

This course examines the use and control of mind-altering and medicinal substances in the U.S. and abroad. Human beings have used drugs for medicinal, recreational, and cultural purposes since pre-historic times. Almost as long, societies have grappled with how to negotiate the role of drug use in social, political, and economic life. We will examine historical and contemporary drug scares; the juxtaposition of prescription drugs and illegal drugs; the response of the medical and criminal justice systems to drug “problems”; and the relationship between drug use, marginalized populations, crime, and punishment. We will pay particular attention to current issues and debates regarding drugs: the opiate crisis, the legalization debate, harm reduction, cartels, and the fallout from the War on Drugs.  Prerequisite(s): CRM 1000 or consent of the instructor. Fulfills: W in LS Core

 

CHM 1110 General Chemistry I    

Science and engineering students will take this course. Topics include the composition of matter, the mole, stoichiometry, atomic structure, molecular bonding and structure, and the solid and liquid states. Emphasis is placed on problem-solving techniques. The laboratory offers experiments to supplement the lecture material. Prerequisite: one year of High School Chemistry and MTH 1000 or placing out of MTH 1000 on the math placement test. Satisfies a Mathematics/Science distribution requirement.  Fulfills a STEM requirement in LS Core. 

 

COM 2010 Research Inquiry 

This course is offered to help students examine both quantitative and qualitative methodologies utilized by researchers in Communication. Students will be introduced to the concepts of research design, sampling, measurement, data collection, behavioral observation, statistical analysis and ethics. The difference between implications of humanistic/interpretive research and positivistic/objective research will be emphasized. Prerequisite: COM 1020 and COM 2201 or COM 2301 or COM 2401, or consent of the instructor. 

 

COM 2601 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication

This course is designed to foster a broader level of awareness in regard to interpersonal communication. It presents a comprehensive view of the theory and research in interpersonal communication and, at the same time, guides students to improve a wide range of interpersonal skills and to apply these to personal, social, and workplace relationships. In so doing, the course will center on issues such as self-concept, perception, self-disclosure, listening, power, and conflict. While it does not offer a formula for interpersonal success, the student will become aware of the communication processes that both disintegrate and nurture the dyadic human relationship. No prerequisite. Satisfies a Social Science distribution requirement. Fulfills a SOSC requirement in LS Core.

 

COM3350W Media Industries & Organizations

This course offers an in-depth exploration of media industries and organizations, specifically focusing on multinational media conglomerates with consideration of mid-sized and independent producers of media. We will examine everything from organizational structures and functions to why decisions are made and the implications of those decisions on the kinds of media texts that are produced and consumed. By using a critical media industry studies perspective, this course will also consider issues of industry lore and history, national contexts, globalization, digitization, political economy, and individual agency. The first part of the semester will be devoted to these broad topics, while the second part focuses on specific media industry trends, including social media branding and streaming technologies. Satisfies W and SOSC requirement in LS Core.

 

CRM 1000 Introduction to Criminology

This course explores crime, justice, and punishment. In this course, the causes of crime and the solutions and policies in place to deter or solve crime will be critically examined. We will also examine the social processes whereby crime is defined and detected, and offenders are apprehended and punished. The overall objective of the course is to examine crime and punishment within the context of the society and culture which surrounds it. These topics are connected to inequalities of race, class, and gender, which will be key concerns throughout this course. Coverage of crime and punishment in the popular media is also a central focus of this course. Required for majors. Social Science distribution requirement. Fulfills a SOSC requirement in LS Core.

 

ECO 1201 An Introduction to Economics

This course is an introduction to how people in society confront the economic problem; i.e., how societies provision themselves. Stress is given to how markets work.  Topics include supply and demand analysis, consumer choice theory, cost functions, market structures and aggregate economic relationships.  Prerequisite:  MTH 1000 or placing out of MTH 1000 on Math placement test. Satisfies a Social Science distribution requirement.  Fulfills a SOSC requirement in LS Core. 

 

ENG 3900 Creative Writing: Fiction  

This course is designed for students interested in working with fiction writing. The first half of the course involves analyzing selected short stories and working with focused creative writing exercises. The second half of the course is set up as a fiction workshop, with students presenting their fiction to small

groups and to the class as a whole. Prerequisite: FYW 1050. Satisfies a Humanities distribution requirement. Fulfills AL in LS Core.

 

ENG 1550 Major American Authors

One-semester course designed to introduce students to American literature through the study of writers representing a range of cultures and literary traditions. Satisfies a Humanities distribution requirement. Fulfills AL in LS Core. Three hours a week.

 

ENG 3870 Literature of the Harlem Renaissance

This course will approach the study of literary modernism (roughly 1890-1940) by focusing on the works of the Harlem Renaissance. We will examine the diversity of African American identities represented in this literature and consider how the Harlem Renaissance helps to redefine America during this fraught historical moment. Readings to be selected from such authors as Langston Hughes, Nella Larsen, Claude McKay, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Zora Neale Hurston. After 1800. Prerequisite: FYW 1050. Fulfills AL in LS Core.

 

FAA 1320 History of Rock & Roll

This course covers the history of rock music in Western culture, focusing mainly on British and American contributions to the style. It begins with an overview of the musics that were predecessors of rock, including early blues, jazz and rhythm and blues, continues through the birth of rock ‘n’ roll in the 1950, and traces developments throughout the second half of the 20th century and beyond, culminating in a review of current trends. Satisfies a Humanities distribution requirement. Fulfills AL and X in LS Core.

 

FAA 2230 3-Dimensional Design

This course explores the basic design elements of: space, surface, point, line, shape, form, color, texture, and pattern in the context of three dimensions. This is a hands-on studio experience with projects that consist of preliminary studies as well as “finished” works. Each project includes thumbnail sketches, rough examples, library research and a class critique. Each student will receive a project point evaluation sheet after the completion of a project. Prerequisite: FAA 1230 or consent of the instructor. Fulfills AL in LS Core.

 

FAA 2830 Layout Analysis and Construction

In this studio course you will be introduced to the basics of visual communication and effective layout design for print and screen. Topics covered: introduction to typography; visual hierarchy; color theory and meaning; grid construction; type and image integration; print vs. screen design; and industry software knowledge. Additionally, the course will further your understanding of how to manipulate the Design Elements and Principles for effective and meaningful communication. Woven into each project will be interdisciplinary study. Examples of this are: going to see a play and then designing a poster; or designing an App for NASA’s “Image for a Day” or Robert Shetterly’s portrait series, “Americans Who Tell the Truth.” An interdisciplinary approach helps you understand how much Design is everywhere.

 

FAA 2850 Movie Making

This course will concentrate on the kinds of issues often confronted by today’s multimedia artists. Though studio production techniques will be covered, the importance of telling a good story and shooting on locale for various purposes will be explored. Issues concerning video on the web, in multimedia titles and on DVDs will be covered. Editing techniques as applied to video, stills, animation, and audio will be covered. Audio mixing and digital photography will be covered to the extent necessary for skillful editing. DVD production will be introduced. Satisfies a Humanities distribution requirement. Preq. FAA 2840 (Film minors do not need prerequisite). Satisfies a Humanities distribution requirement. Fulfills AL in LS Core.

 

FYW 1050 Introduction to College Writing   

This course examines the rhetorical practices of college-level writing.  Emphasizes the interaction of writer, audience, language, purpose, and situation.  Fosters an understanding of the ways in which writing, thinking, and learning are related.  Sections limited to 15 students each.  Intensive concentration during the semester on the student’s own writing examined in class and in conference with the instructor.  Either WRT1050 or ENG 1050 satisfies the Institutional requirement in first year writing. Fulfills FYW in LS Core.  Cannot be taken in addition to ENG 1050. Three hours a week.

 

GEN 2010 Mechanics I

Study of force systems in two and three dimensions. Equilibrium analysis of rigid bodies and simple structures, shear and moment diagrams, centroids, moments of inertia, friction. Corequisite: PHY 2211.

 

GEN 2060 Environmental Geology: Resources

An introduction to the relationship between humans and the geological environment with a focus on natural resources, waste disposal, and climate change.

 

HSC1104  Introduction to Human Disease

The course will offer an introduction to human disease appropriate for students of all majors. The human body is a masterpiece of art. The more one understands the functioning of the body, the greater appreciation one has for it. Disease states, the body’s natural attempts to right what is wrong and the compensatory actions involved will be discussed. The general mechanisms of disease as well as specific body systems will be discussed from a human-interest point of view.  The course focuses on basic medical concepts that are useful to every student and encourages them to become a medical advocate for themselves or for family members.  It is so important to understand doctors and your health care plan, to be able to ask important questions, and to know what questions to ask. In addition, the course will cover many diseases that are ‘in the news’ and allow the student to gain some knowledge and insight into the myths and facts surrounding these diseases. Satisfies a Mathematics/Science distribution requirement.  Fulfills a STEM requirement in LS Core. 

 

HSC 1122/HSC 1122L Anatomy and Physiology

An introduction to the structure and function of the human body. This course will focus on the basic principles of cells and tissues, muscular, skeletal, and central and peripheral nervous systems. We will take a regional approach to Anatomy and Physiology this semester in an effort to enhance your learning and understanding of the human body. This course combines lecture and lab material as a method to provide the opportunity for the student to understand, acquire and develop the practical skills necessary to comprehend the structure and function of the human body. Satisfies a Mathematics/Science distribution requirement. Fulfills a STEM requirement in LS Core.

 

HSC 2300 Nutrition, Diet and Health        

Nutrition, Diet and Health will introduce the student to the science of nutrition. The fundamentals of protein, carbohydrate, fat, vitamin, and mineral requirements and metabolism will be explained as a basis for the study of the relationship between diet and health in both a personal and global perspective. The impact that human nutrition and industrial agriculture have on environmental quality, food resources and energy consumption will be explored. Nutrition, Diet and Health has a mandatory civic engagement component related to important public and environmental issues in human nutrition, health, and fitness that are considered in the course. Satisfies a Mathematics/Science distribution requirement. Fulfills a STEM requirement in LS Core.

 

HSC 3310 Health Behavior and Promotion

This course focuses on health behavior theories and strategies to promote individuals’ healthy lifestyle. In addition, students will explore and apply theoretically based principles and strategies to real-life cases. Emphases are placed on improving students’ competency in understanding of health behaviors in the modern world and design of theory-based interventions to improve health behaviors. 3 credit hours are devoted to didactic lecture; 1 credit hour is devoted to activity-based experiential learning.

 

HSC3400 Clinical Research Design       

The course emphasizes research methods used for the conduct of human studies and will introduce students to the ethical conduct of clinical research. The research methodologies of 4 study designs will be explored, focusing on the applicability of each design to differing research questions and the benefits of each design.  The course will cover the development of a good research question, study design, selection of study subjects, data collection and management, analysis and how to estimate study sample size.  Students will address a current public health problem and develop a research protocol that addresses the public health problem.  Prerequisites: HSC3302 or by permission. 

 

ITA1110C Intro Italian I

This course is offered for absolute beginners only. This course is not open to heritage speakers or students with any prior study of Italian. Oral-aural proficiency is acquired through speaking and role playing in class plus audio and visual practice outside of class, including internet drills from the Super Site that accompanies the book. Students learn basic strategies for reading and writing in the language.
Prerequisite(s): No Italian classes on high school transcript.
Fulfills: FL in LS Core

 

MTH 1111 Basic Statistics  

Basic methods of statistical inference including the organization and analysis of data, sampling theory, point and interval estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation and regression analysis, and analysis of variance. MTH 1111 is not open to students with credit for MTH 1110, MTH 2527, MTH 1505, BUS 2213, BE 213, or ST 211. Satisfies a Mathematics/Science distribution requirement. Fulfills Q and a STEM requirement in LS Core.

 

MGT 3308 Quality Management

This course provides an overview of the importance of quality in a rapidly changing business environment. Quality management principles, methods and tools will be introduced and requirements for successful implementation of a quality management program will be identified. Prerequisite: BUS 2220.

 

MGT 3310 Organizational Behavior        

This course builds on the knowledge and skills developed through the Business Enterprise core courses. The course will focus on individual and group level organizational behavior within domestic and international contexts, with specific emphasis on leadership, power, communication, negotiation, organizational change and self-managed team processes. This course is designed to deepen students’ understanding of behavioral theories and provide them with opportunities to apply that learning to inter-personal, group and organizational problems. This is an experiential course and it is recommended for students planning to apply to graduate school in business or related areas. Prerequisite: BUS 1100 and Sophomore, Junior, or Senior standing. Fulfills X in LS Core.

 

PHL 1000 Introduction to Philosophy      

A first course in philosophy focusing on classic questions that have stirred the perennial human quest for wisdom.  We will explore such questions as: Are humans free or determined? How do the mind and body interact?  Is ethics just relative to each person or society?  Should there be any limits to the political freedom of citizens?  Does God exist?  The course will introduce students to the methods and culture of philosophy: sympathetic understanding, critical analysis, fair argumentation, and a persistent desire to know the truth whatever it is.  The focus and questions covered will be determined by each instructor. Fulfills PHL in LS Core.

 

PHY 2211 Physics I (with laboratory)

First semester of a one-year calculus-based introduction to physics, for students in engineering, chemistry, biology, physics, and others. Topics normally include vectors, kinematics, Newton’s laws of motion, work and energy, momentum, rotational and orbital motion, torque, angular momentum, and oscillations. Prerequisite MTH 1217. (Alternately: Students who earn a B or better in MTH 1016 [Precalculus] may enroll in PHY 2211 with MTH 1217 as a co-requisite.) Satisfies a Mathematics/Science distribution requirement. Fulfills Q and a STEM requirement in LS Core.

 

POL 1500 Comparative Politics

This course examines a variety of important issues, such as why are some countries democratic while others are not, what is a state and how did states come about, what is colonialism and how did it shape the present and future of billions of people? The course addresses these questions through an introduction to the study of comparative politics - the art and science of comparing political systems in order to raise and evaluate claims about politics. The substantive material draws on developed and developing parts of the world and covers contemporary as well as recent historical events. Required course for all Political Science Majors and Minors. Satisfies a Social Science distribution requirement. Fulfills a SOSC & D requirement in LS Core.

 

POL 2010 Political Ethics

The course will provide a foundation in ethics, ethical theory, and their application to political institutions and the political process. The course will cover the ethical issues and implications faced by politicians, elected officials and government employees in the operation of the government and in making public policy decisions, along with those faced by individuals and entities interacting or doing business with the government. The course will examine how these ethical issues can be resolved in politics and public policy making. Through the use of select case studies, the course will explore current and past ethical issues in politics and public policy making, including torturing of terrorists, NSA spying, whistleblowing, police shootings, illegal immigration and fraud in military and other government contracts. Fulfills: Ethics (E) requirement in LS Core.

 

POL2111 State and Local Politics

The face-to-face interactions between citizens and governments in states and communities are the central focus of this course. This course will examine what various governments and officials do, how and when they do it. This course will discuss the institutions and policies of state and local governments and also consider the effect of outside factors such as federalism, grass roots participation, interest groups and political parties of governing. Fulfills: Social Science distribution requirement. SOSC requirement in LS Core

 

PSY 1000 Introduction to Psychology    

Provides students with a general overview, from a scientific standpoint, of this wide-ranging field. Explores major issues and concepts in the study of human behavior including biological foundations, perception, motivation, learning, developmental processes, personality, social factor, psychological disorders and therapy. This course is a prerequisite for all other courses in psychology. This course provides a general overview of the wide-ranging field of psychology. Students will explore major concepts and issues in the study of human thinking, feeling and acting. These include biological foundations of behavior and experience, how people learn and develop, how individuals perceive the world, what prompts people to act the way that they do, individual differences in behavior, social relations, the difference between normative and non-normative behavior, and approaches to therapy. Satisfies a Social Science distribution requirement.  Fulfills a SOSC requirement  in LS core.

 

PSY 2300 Developmental Psychology                                                    

Introduction to theory and research related to the development of psychological processes from infancy to adulthood. Analyzes the concept of development, the nature-nurture issue and the epigenetic nature of human development. Also examines cognitive, social, and personality development in their social and cultural contexts. Prerequisite: PSY 1000. Satisfies a Social Science distribution requirement.  Fulfills a SOSC requirement in LS Core.

 

PSY 3410 Abnormal Psychology  

Examination of basic issues in psychopathology. Focus on description, etiology and treatment of neurosis, character disorder, and psychosis from varying theoretical and clinical perspectives. Prerequisite: PSY 1000. Satisfies a Social Science distribution requirement. Fulfills a SOSC requirement in LS Core.

 

RTS1100 Christianity in Context               

As an introduction to Christianity, this course will investigate a number of the “contexts” in which it began, in which it developed, and in which we find it today. Students will study Christianity in the historical contexts within the ancient world and of ancient Judaism, in the literary contexts of the Christian Bible and its interpretation, in the intellectual context of church history, and in contemporary global contexts. In keeping with the College’s Augustinian identity, mission, and vision, this course will also highlight the contributions of St. Augustine. Satisfies the first institutional requirement in religious and theological studies. Fulfills RTS in LS Core.

 

RTS 3210 Gender and the Bible

The course investigates the Bible as a “gendered” text of Christian and Jewish religious history and practice. It introduces students to the pertinent gender theories, primary texts, and scholarly discussions. The course also helps students to develop an understanding about the lasting influences of the Bible on past and present formations of gender as practiced in Western culture, politics, and religion. Satisfies the second institutional requirement in religious and theological studies. Fulfills D in LS Core.

 

SME 1104 Introduction to Physical Activity, Fitness, and Wellness

This course is a survey of the discipline of health and fitness, including knowledge derived from performing physical activity, studying about physical activity, and professional practice centered in physical activity. It includes an analysis of the importance of health and wellness in daily life, the relationship between physical activity and the discipline of kinesiology, and the general effects of physical activity experiences. The course surveys the general knowledge base of the Health Science discipline as reflected in the major sub disciplines and reviews selected concepts in each, showing how they contribute to our understanding of the nature and importance of physical activity. The students will learn about the fitness components of wellness; flexibility, cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular strength and endurance, body composition, nutrition, weight management, and cancer. Fitness and other positive life style habits that lead to better health, improved quality of life, and total well-being will be discussed. Students will be responsible for developing a self-paced fitness program that will be followed for the duration of the semester.  In addition, the course introduces students to the general  and specific characteristics of the health and wellness professions.

 

SOC 1600 Happiness

This interdisciplinary course will analyze the key sources of and debates about happiness.  As we explore possibilities of increasing happiness, individually and collectively, we will focus on the relationship between happiness and success, culture, motivation, social media, food, and exercise. This course is based on the assumption that learning, at its best, open minds, changes lives, and is fun.  Instead of analyzing abstract ideas that are often hard to relate to, we will constantly connect the issues we explore to your questions, beliefs, and dreams.

 

SOC 3000 Ways of Thinking: Social Theory

Both classical and contemporary theory will be studied and discussed in this class. The class begins with an intensive study of the origins of sociological thought in the nineteenth century as a response to the conditions of modernity. Students will study the social analysis of thinkers who sought to make sense out of the dramatic shift from traditional to modern society. Students will read the original texts of such sociologists as Karl Marx, Emile Durkheim, and Max Weber, who are considered responsible for establishing the theoretical foundation of the modern discipline of sociology. The class will build on the foundation of these theorists, as students learn current day theoretical perspectives. Students will read original texts of the current theories in major sociological perspectives such as functional theory, conflict theory, interaction theory, rational choice, theory, and postmodernism. Prerequisite: SOC 1000 or consent of the instructor.

 

SPA 1120 Introductory Spanish II

This course is offered for students with little or no background in Spanish. This course is not open to heritage speakers. Oral-aural Proficiency is acquired through speaking and role playing in class plus audio and visual practice outside of class, including mandatory language lab. Students learn basic strategies for reading and writing in the language. Prerequisite placed at this level by Placement Test or SPA 1110 or equivalent or permission of the instructor. Fulfills FL in LS Core.

 

SPM 3000 Introduction to Sport Management

In this course, students will be introduced to the unique opportunities and operational aspects of a sport management career. The course will provide introductory exposure to the following areas: the historical evolution of American and international sports; the relationship between the mass media and the sports industry; the economic impact of sports; the interactive relationship between sports and society; and legal and ethical issues in sport management. Prerequisite: BUS 1100.

 

WGS 1010 Gender and Society

This course will explore current attitudes about women, men and differently gendered persons in Western society. It approaches women’s, men’s, and differently gendered person’s experiences through insights provided by feminist thought on such areas as race and ethnicity, work, education, media, family, gender, sexuality, religion, and politics. Among the questions the course will consider are: Why is it important to study how gender is constructed? Why have women been treated differently than men in society? How have differently gendered persons been regarded and treated by society? What is patriarchy? And how is power distributed based on gender? Required for the Women’s and Gender Studies Major and Minor. Satisfies a Social Science distribution requirement. Fulfills a SOSC requirement and D in LS Core.

 

WGS 3300 U.S. Women’s History

An examination of the history of women in America. It will include history prior to colonization, beyond and to the present. A look at women’s roles in US Society and the intersection of class, culture and ethnicity in shaping women’s historical experiences across time. The course will examine the transformations and continuities in women’s lives as well as the political, social, economic and cultural factors that inspired, infused or inhibited women’s changing roles. This class also explores the ways in which race, class and ethnicity have operated to unite and divide disparate groups of women. Satisfies a Humanities distribution requirement. Fulfills H and D in LS Core.

 

 

Summer 1 Math Courses (8 Weeks) May 21- July 18

MTH 1000 Concepts in Algebra

A one semester course designed to develop fundamental algebraic and problem-solving concepts and skills. Topics include linear, quadratic, square root, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions and equations. This course utilizes individual investigation, group problem-solving, and writing in order to enhance students’ understanding of algebraic models and the problem-solving process. A graphing calculator is required. We recommend a TI-84+. This course is open only to students whose Placement Exam results indicate that they need further preparation for subsequent mathematics courses. Fulfills Q in LS Core.

 

MTH 1016 Precalculus

This course develops students’ mathematical problem-solving skills and prepares students for courses in calculus and science. Emphasis is on the creation and use of functions and graphs to explain the relationship between quantities in applied problems. Types of functions investigated include linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric, and their inverses. Graphing calculator is required. We recommend TI-84+. Fulfills Q in LS Core.

 

MTH 1217 Calculus I

A first course in calculus for functions of a single variable. Limits, derivatives, and integrals of algebraic, trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions, and applications of differentiation, including related rates, optimization, and the evaluation of indeterminate forms will be covered. Graphing calculator is required. We recommend TI-84+. Prerequisite: MTH 1016 or exemption from MTH 1016 through the Mathematics Placement Exam. Satisfies a Mathematics/Science distribution requirement. Fulfills Q and a STEM requirement in LS Core.

 

MTH 1218 Calculus II    

A continuation of MTH 1217 for functions of a single variable.  Includes techniques and applications of integration, sequences, and series, including Taylor series, and vector algebra.  Graphing calculator is required. We recommend TI-84+.  Prerequisite: MTH 1217.  Satisfies a Mathematics/Science distribution requirement.  Fulfills Q and a STEM requirement in LS Core. 

 

MTH 2219 Calculus III   

Functions in parametric form and the calculus of these functions, including polar, cylindrical, and spherical coordinates.  Vectors in two and three dimensional space and the calculus of vector-valued functions.  Lines, planes, and surfaces in three dimensional space.  The calculus of functions of several variables: limits, partial and directional derivatives, gradient, tangent planes and normal lines, relative maxima and minima, double and triple integrals in rectangular and polar form. Graphing calculator is required. We recommend TI-84+.  Computer algebra software may also be required.  Prerequisite: MTH 1218.

 

MTH 2220 Differential Equations            

An introduction to ordinary differential equations and their use in science and engineering. Topics include first order separable, linear, homogeneous and exact equations; higher order linear equations and first order linear systems; elementary numerical methods; and an introduction to planar dynamical systems and their local phase portraits at critical points. An emphasis is placed on linear equations and systems and their solution using techniques such as eigenvalues, variation of parameters, Laplace transform, and power series. Prerequisite: MTH 2219 or consent of the instructor.

 

Summer 3 (May 21 – August 17th)

 

BUS 4850 Business Internship

Paid and unpaid internships are an opportunity for students to gain experience in actual work settings where they can apply their classroom and other prior learning. Students work with their work setting supervisor and their professor to gain insights into the daily routines and the overall process, activities, and content of a particular setting or industry. Internships may be in for-profit, not-for-profit or public sector organizations depending on the interests of the student. While there is no specific GPA requirement for the course, it is generally recommended that you have a minimum GPA of 2.70. Prerequisite: Permission must be obtained from the internship Professor prior to registration. Fulfills X in LS Core.

 

COM 4851 Communication Internship

This course is a work-study experience co-supervised by the Communication Arts and Sciences Department and a mentor in the workplace. Students are placed according to interest and career path in a clinical, academic, communication or industrial setting for the purpose of gaining hands-on experience in the communication discipline. Students must work in the field at least an average of 15 hours per week for eight weeks, totaling 120 hours.  In addition, students will work individually through email with the Internship Director to produce a 10-15 page reflective research paper on a topic related to the internship experience.  Prerequisite:  COM 2010 and permission of instructor.  Fulfills X in LS Core.

 

CRM 4850 Criminology Internship                                                                            The Criminology Internship course offers students who major or minor in Criminology experiential learning opportunities. The course provides students with a unique opportunity to experience possible career interests, to learn from those already working in the field, and to establish valuable contacts that may be helpful in acquiring full time employment. Students volunteer at the placement agency 10-15 hours a week, meet periodically with the internship coordinator, and complete written work related with the internship. Students should meet with the internship coordinator in the semester prior to the internship to determine an appropriate placement. A memorandum of understanding concerning the responsibilities of the student will be signed by the student, agency and the internship coordinator. Prerequisites: CRM 1000 and consent of the instructor. Required for majors. Fulfills X in LS Core.

 

HSC 4850, 4855 Health Science Internship  

A work-study experience co-supervised by the Internship Coordinator and a mentor in the workplace. Students are placed according to interest and career path in a clinical, academic, community, or industrial setting for the purpose of gaining hands-on experience in the health care field. Students who volunteer for internship in clinical, academic, and community settings provide a public service to the facility or program. Prerequisites: senior standing and consent of the department. Fulfills X in LS Core

 

POL 4851 Public Service Summer Internship      

As participant observers, students study theoretical and practical approaches to government by serving as research and staff aides to leaders in the public sector at the federal, state or local levels of government. Students must work in the field at least an average of 15 hours per week for eight weeks, totaling 120 hours. In addition, students will work individually through email with the internship Director to produce a 10-15 page reflective research paper on a topic related to the internship experience. Prerequisite: Seniors and juniors with permission from the instructor.  Fulfills X in LS Core.

 

SPM 4000 Sport Management Practicum

The practicum provides students with experiential learning opportunities relevant to the sport management career. This “hands-on” experience allows students to learn how their educational training applies to a sport organization. Prerequisite: SPM 3000. Fulfills X in LS Core.

 

Summer 2 (July 9- August 17th)

ACC 3304 Intermediate Accounting II                                    

The second course in the Intermediate Accounting sequence. The central theme of the course is financial accounting and the generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) by which it is governed. The objective of the course is to allow students to develop a sophisticated comprehension of GAAP, its underlying theories, and corresponding practices, procedures, and techniques employed in their application. Intermediate Accounting II concentrates on student application to sources of economic resources (liabilities and equity).  Prerequisite: ACC 3303.

 

BIO 1028 Principles of Biology II              

The Unity and Diversity of Life: Organisms, Ecology and Evolution. An introduction to biological principles centered on organisms, adaptation and evolution. The course will focus on the process of evolution and the diversity of higher organisms.  The course will explore how and why all living organisms must deal with the transmission of information, with the capture and expenditure of energy, with transport of materials, and with self-regulation. Animal behavior will also be considered. The course will have an integrated lecture and laboratory and will stress the relationships between organismal adaptation, form, function, ecological relationships and evolution. Prerequisites BIO 1027 or consent of instructor.  Satisfies a Mathematics/Science distribution requirement.  Fulfills a STEM requirement in LS Core (pending approval). 

 

BUS 2203 Accounting for Business

A computer and project based course designed to develop the students’ ability to read and interpret internal and external financial reports, understand their underlying concepts, use their information in making informed decisions, and understand the effects of management decisions on these reports and the financial performance of the business. Topics include the basic concepts of the accounting process, preparation of the financial statements, analysis and application of the generally accepted accounting principles used to account for the various elements of the balance sheet and income statement, accounting for manufacturing operations, cost-volume-profit analysis, relevant costing, budgeting, and financial statement analysis. Prerequisites: BUS 1100.

 

BUS 2220 Operations Management    

The course is designed to provide students majoring in business administration with an overview of the concepts, methodologies, and applications of operations management (OM). The focus of operations in the process of converting or transforming resources into products and services. The principal responsibilities of operations managers lie in making sound, cost-effective decisions that increase the productivity and competitiveness of both manufacturing and service organizations. The process of planning, implementing and monitoring the production allows operations managers to continuously improve in providing high quality goods and services at low cost thereby adding more value for the customer. Prerequisites: BUS 1100, BUS 0091, BUS 0092, BUS 0093, BUS 2203 & BUS 2213. Fulfills X in LS Core. 

 

BUS 4402W Strategic Analysis and Decision Making                       

BUS 4402 is a capstone course that exposes students to issues that concern the firm as a whole. Through the use of “real-world” case studies and sophisticated practitioner journal articles, students will be called upon to grapple with such strategic issues as sizing up an organization’s standing in the marketplace, differentiating between winning and mediocre strategies, and spotting ways to improve a company’s strategy execution. In this course student teams will meet with the teaching team one hour per week to discuss their analysis of the assigned readings and cases. Prerequisite: BUS 3302.  Fulfills X in LS Core.

 

CHM 1120 General Chemistry II    

Science and engineering students will take this course.  A continuation of CHM 1110.  Topics include aqueous solutions, acids and bases, equilibrium calculations, kinetics, thermodynamics, and electrochemistry.  The laboratory offers experiments to supplement the lecture material. Prerequisite: CHM 1110.  Satisfies a Mathematics/Science distribution requirement.  Fulfills a STEM requirement in LS Core.  Offered every spring semester.

 

COM 1020 Public Communication             

This course focuses on the concepts and practices associated with effective public communication. A central aspect of this course entails the mastering of public speaking through the process of researching, preparing, and delivering presentations in a variety of formats (e.g., informative, persuasive, and impromptu). The classroom is a laboratory in which to develop the skills needed for effective public communication. In addition, students will also analyze public speaking events as a means of developing a critical understanding of the public communication process. No prerequisite.

 

COM2401 Intro to Mass Communication

This course focuses on the basic principles of mass communication and its historical development. Issues explored include media access, media ethics, media effects, and current trends in the growth of digital and wireless mass communication technologies. Students examine the role of the media industry in reinforcing and challenging dominant values, attitudes, and beliefs central to American culture. An additional feature of the course studies how mass media-created ideals have been disseminated internationally, as well as how media businesses reflect, influence and sometimes defy societal norms. Students will also have the opportunity to develop their own independent mass media project. Fulfills: SOSC requirement in LS Core

 

COM 2801 Introduction to Applied Communication

Having a great idea is not enough; you have to be able to effectively communicate your idea to others. This course will examine principles of interpersonal, organizational, and community-based communication as a means of shaping how individuals respond to advocacy efforts. The critical skills discussed will help you both understand how people are influencing you, and how you can more successfully influence others. This course will prepare you to be a competent communicator in a variety of contexts.

 

CRM 1000 Introduction to Criminology

This course explores crime, justice, and punishment. In this course, the causes of crime and the solutions and policies in place to deter or solve crime will be critically examined. We will also examine the social processes whereby crime is defined and detected, and offenders are apprehended and punished. The overall objective of the course is to examine crime and punishment within the context of the society and culture which surrounds it. These topics are connected to inequalities of race, class, and gender, which will be key concerns throughout this course. Coverage of crime and punishment in the popular media is also a central focus of this course. Required for majors. Social Science distribution requirement. Fulfills a SOSC requirement in LS Core.

 

CRM 2600 Policy & Prevention in the Public Sphere

This course is designed to provide students with the tools to analyze contemporary social problems and policies, with a primary focus on policy areas in which social workers and criminal justice practitioners play major roles: child welfare, juvenile delinquency, substance abuse, and aging. By developing critical skills including problem definition and analysis, review of relevant research, identification of possible actions, implementation and evaluation, and fiscal analysis, students will learn to become more sophisticated researchers and consumers of policy evaluation research. Prerequisite: CRM 1000 or consent of instructor.

 

ENG 2050 Introduction to Literary Studies

This course introduces students to such traditional literary genres as fiction, poetry, and drama, as well as newer and emerging forms such as the graphic novel, creative non-fiction, digital storytelling, and film. Emphasis is given to teaching students to read closely and to write analytically. The course also familiarizes students with a variety of interpretive strategies. Students leave the course recognizing the value of close reading and self-conscious interpretation. Fulfills AL in LS Core. Three hours a week.

 

ENG 2150 Introduction to Creative Writing

Introduction to Creative Writing introduces the main genres of creative writing, including poetry, memoir, and fiction.  In addition to producing their own creative forms such as poems, song lyrics, literary memoir, and short stories, students will study the works of contemporary and canonical authors in each genre. Classwork includes the workshopping of both short and longer projects and will culminate in a portfolio of revised work. Fulfills: AL in LS Core

 

FAA 1210 Basic Drawing I  

An approach to drawing and its values through studio experience. Seeing is emphasized through a series of exercises involving figure and still-life drawing primarily concentrating on line. Light and dark values are investigated later in the course. Abstraction is briefly considered. Satisfies a Humanities distribution requirement. Fulfills AL in LS core.

 

FYW 1050 Introduction to College Writing            

This course examines the rhetorical practices of college-level writing. Emphasizes the interaction of writer, audience, language, purpose, and situation. Fosters an understanding of the ways in which writing, thinking, and learning are related. Sections limited to 15 students each. Intensive concentration during the semester on the student’s own writing examined in class and in conference with the instructor. Either WRT 1050 or ENG 1050 or FYW 1050 satisfy the Institutional requirement in first year writing and fulfills FYW in LS Core. Cannot be taken in addition to ENG 1050 or WRT 1050. Does not count toward English major or minor.

 

GEN 3040 Fluid Mechanics

Fluid statics, principles of one-dimensional incompressible flow, derivation and applications of the continuity, energy, momentum equations. Viscous flow, flow in pipe lines and open channels. Fluid measurements and dimensional analysis. Corequisites: GEN 2012 and MTH 2219.

 

HSC 1123/HSC 1123L Anatomy and Physiology II

This course continues the human anatomy and physiology topics and includes the circulatory, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. The laboratory is a required component that will provide an opportunity for the student to further develop and apply the practical skills necessary to comprehend the structure and function of the human body. Prerequisite: HSC 1122.

 

HSC 1104 Introduction to Human Disease

The course will offer an introduction to human disease appropriate for students of all majors. The human body is a masterpiece of art. The more one understands the functioning of the body, the greater appreciation one has for it. Disease states, the body’s natural attempts to right what is wrong and the compensatory actions involved will be discussed. The general mechanisms of disease as well as specific body systems will be discussed from a human- interest point of view. The course focuses on basic medical concepts that are useful to every student and encourages them to become a medical advocate for themselves or for family members. It is so important to understand doctors and your health care plan, to be able to ask important questions, and to know what questions to ask. In addition, the course will cover many diseases that are ‘in the news’ and allow the student to gain some knowledge and insight into the myths and facts surrounding these diseases. Satisfies a Mathematics/Science distribution requirement. Fulfills a STEM requirement in LS Core.

 

HSC 2300 Nutrition, Diet and Health    

Nutrition, Diet and Health will introduce the student to the science of nutrition.  The fundamentals of protein, carbohydrate, fat, vitamin, and mineral requirements and metabolism will be explained as a basis for the study of the relationship between diet and health in both a personal and global perspective. The impact that human nutrition and industrial agriculture have on environmental quality, food resources and energy consumption will be explored.   Nutrition, Diet and Health has a mandatory civic engagement component related to important public and environmental issues in human nutrition, health, and fitness that are considered in the course. Satisfies a Mathematics/Science distribution requirement.  Fulfills a STEM requirement in LS Core.  Four hours a week.

 

HSC 3302 Community Public Health         

Public health aims to understand the occurrence and causes of disease within populations with the goal of prevention and health promotion, through changes in individual behavior, control of infectious disease and environmental health factors, and social and political organization for health improvement. The aim will be to describe the patterns of selected diseases in populations, to explain the causation of disease at the cell/physiological to social levels, to predict disease occurrence and to control disease through prevention strategies aimed at individuals, communities and governments. Satisfies a Mathematics/Science distribution requirement. Fulfills a STEM requirement and X in LS Core.

 

HSC 3103 Global Public Health

Global public health is a study of the biological, socioeconomic and environmental contributors to health and disease in populations around the world. Students will investigate the determinants of health, how health status is measured, and will review the burden of disease, risk factors and approaches to global cooperation to address health problems within and between nations for successful interventions. Specific issues underlying strategies and organization for health care delivery and health services will be discussed and linked to community service projects that aim to develop social responsibility through civic engagement and humanitarian activities. Satisfies a Mathematics/Science distribution requirement.

 

MTH 1111 Basic Statistics

Basic methods of statistical inference including the organization and analysis of data, sampling theory, point and interval estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation and regression analysis, and analysis of variance. MTH 1111 is not open to students with credit for MTH 1110, MTH 2527, MTH 1505, BUS 2213, BE 213, or ST 211. Satisfies a Mathematics/Science distribution requirement. Fulfills Q and a STEM requirement in LS Core.

 

MGT 3325 Ethics and Social Responsibility

Ethics and Social Responsibility provides students with opportunities to examine the meaning of business ethics and the social responsibility of business in light of the numerous high profile challenges that managers face in the current business environment. Varying ethical approaches will be applied to ethical leadership and the management of conflicting values confronting business leaders on a daily basis. The more global issue of balancing principles of good business with principles of ethical behavior in various cultures will be discussed. Students will participate in a significant service-learning project in this course. Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission. Fulfills E and X in LS Core.

 

MGT 3330 Legal Environment of Business

This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the general framework of the legal environment in which twenty-first century business is expected to operate. The primary objective is to acquaint students with the many practical legal issues they should be cognizant of and are likely to encounter throughout their business careers. Class discussion will emphasize current court case decisions of the state and federal appellate courts and United States Supreme Court as appropriate. Students will appreciate how the law is integrated into the development of strategic business decisions. Primary course topics will be drawn from the following business law categories: (1) Government Regulation of Business and the Court System; (2) The Law of Contracts, Sales and an Introduction to the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC); (3) The Law of Torts; Negligence, Strict Liability and Product Liability with some applications to Professional Responsibility; (4) The Law of Agency and Employment , and (5) Methods of Business Formation Including Proprietorships, Partnerships, Corporations and Special Business Forms. Prerequisite: BUS 1100 and at least Sophomore standing

 

PHL 2020(W) Perspectives on the Good Life         

Before it comes to an end, how shall I spend the life I have? What would make that life genuinely worth living? We will seek the guidance of many masters: East and West, ancient and modern, women and men and from diverse races. We have much to consider, but the main challenge for each of us is to shape a perspective we can each embrace as our own. What could be more important? Prerequisite: PHL 1000. Satisfies a second institutional requirement in Philosophy if needed or a Humanities distribution requirement. Fulfills E and W in LS Core.

 

PHL 2090 Values in a Technological Culture

A critical examination of the way in which technological innovation has shaped our modern culture. Students will study major ethical traditions, pursue individual research projects on particular areas of technology, suggest solutions to ethical problems that arise there, and report their conclusions. Prerequisite: PHL 1000. Fulfills E in LS Core.

 

POL 1000 Current Issues in Politics and Government

An introduction to the field of political science designed for non-majors and undecided majors. This course examines several current policy controversies in the political arena and explores how they can be understood using common concepts and theories in the discipline. The course will focus on current policy debates such as: What to do about low voter turnout? How should the US relate to other countries in the world? Does the legal system produce justice? Satisfies a Social Science distribution requirement. Fulfills a SOSC requirement in LS Core.

 

PSY1000 Introduction to Psychology

Provides a general overview of the wide-ranging field of psychology. Students will explore major concepts and issues in the study of human thinking, feeling, and acting. These include biological foundations of behavior and experience, how people learn and develop, how individuals perceive the world, individual differences in behavior, social influence and social relations, the difference between normative and non-normative behavior, and approaches to therapy. This course is a prerequisite for all other courses in psychology. Satisfies a Social Science distribution requirement. Fulfills a SOSC requirement in LS core.

 

RTS1100 Christianity in Context               

As an introduction to Christianity, this course will investigate a number of the “contexts” in which it began, in which it developed, and in which we find it today. Students will study Christianity in the historical contexts within the ancient world and of ancient Judaism, in the literary contexts of the Christian Bible and its interpretation, in the intellectual context of church history, and in contemporary global contexts. In keeping with the College’s Augustinian identity, mission, and vision, this course will also highlight the contributions of St. Augustine. Satisfies the first institutional requirement in religious and theological studies. Fulfills RTS in LS Core. Three hours a week.

 

SME 1104 Introduction to Physical Activity, Fitness, and Wellness                        

This course is a survey of the discipline of health and fitness, including knowledge derived from performing physical activity, studying about physical activity, and professional practice centered in physical activity. It includes an analysis of the importance of health and wellness in daily life, the relationship between physical activity and the discipline of kinesiology, and the general effects of physical activity experiences. The course surveys the general knowledge base of the Health Science discipline as reflected in the major sub disciplines and reviews selected concepts in each, showing how they contribute to our understanding of the nature and importance of physical activity. The students will learn about the fitness components of wellness; flexibility, cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular strength and endurance, body composition, nutrition, weight management, and cancer. Fitness and other positive life style habits that lead to better health, improved quality of life, and total well-being will be discussed. Students will be responsible for developing a self-paced fitness program that will be followed for the duration of the semester. In addition, the course introduces students to the general and specific characteristics of the health and wellness professions. Satisfies a Mathematics/Science distribution requirement. Fulfills a STEM requirement in LS Core.

 

SOC1500 Success and the American Dream

For most people in the U.S., the answer to the question “What causes success?” is simple. They look within the individual for personal qualities and characteristics that give rise to achievement and success: genetic make-up, intelligence, ability, character, drive, etc. Sociologists, in sharp contrast, ask the following questions: What cultural beliefs shape how individuals pursue and measure success? What stereotypes, social processes, and social structures fuel different levels of accomplishment in individuals and between groups? What is the link between success, social identity, social inequality, and social justice? This interdisciplinary course will analyze ongoing debates about the nature of and misunderstood connections between success, happiness, intelligence, and ability.  We will study and apply theoretical insights and practical strategies from sociology, psychology, education, and neuroscience that strengthen achievement by maximizing effective learning and enhancing happiness. This course is based on the assumption that learning, at its best, opens minds, changes lives, and is fun.  Instead of analyzing abstract topics that are often hard to relate to, we will connect the ideas that we explore to our questions, beliefs, and dreams.

 

SPA 2010 Intermediate Spanish I

This course is not open to heritage speakers. This is an intermediate level course with an emphasis on the study of grammar. Readings will consist of short texts from Hispanic literature and civilization, along with articles of contemporary relevance. Most instruction conducted in the target language. Prerequisite: placed at this level by Placement Test or SPA 1120 or equivalent or permission of the instructor. The intermediate language sequence (2010, 2020) satisfies BOTH Humanities distribution requirements. Fulfills FL in LS Core.

 

WGS 1010 Gender and Society

This course will explore current attitudes about women, men and differently gendered persons in Western society, approaching women’s, men’s and differently gendered person’s experiences through insights provided by feminist thought on such areas as race and ethnicity, work, education, media, family, gender, sexuality, religion, and politics. Among the questions the course will consider are: Why is it important to study how gender is constructed? Why have women been treated differently than men in society? What is patriarchy? And how is power distributed based on gender? Required for the Women’s and Gender Studies Contract Major and Minor. Satisfies a Social Science distribution requirement. Fulfills a SOSC requirement and D in LS Core.

 

WGS 3300 U.S. Women’s History

This class will provide an examination of the history of women in America. It will include history prior to colonization, up to the present. The course will explore women’s roles in US Society and the intersection of class, culture, ethnicity and sexuality in shaping women’s historical experiences across time. The course will examine the transformations and continuities in women’s lives as well as the political, social, economic and cultural factors that inspired, infused or inhibited women’s changing roles. This class also explores the ways in which race, class, gender, sexuality, and ethnicity have operated to unite and divide disparate groups of women. Satisfies a Humanities distribution requirement. Fulfills H and D in LS Core.