Winter Semester 2022

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All winter term courses are offered in the asynchronous online format unless otherwise specified

Asynchronous – online course materials can be accessed and completed at any time within the parameters set by your professor. There’s no real-time interaction; students complete the work when their schedule allows keeping in mind due dates set by faculty.

Synchronous - online live class meeting on a specific day/time with the faculty (specific day/time are noted on the course).

Business

Business

  • MGT3430C-A Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online - Asynchronous
  • Instructor: Linda Richelson
  • 01/03/2022-01/18/2022
Formerly: MGT3325Ethics 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(s): MGT 1100 and at least Sophomore standing.Fulfills: E and X in LS Core
  • MGT3410C-A Human Resource Management
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online - Asynchronous
  • Instructor: Christine Benway
  • 01/03/2022-01/18/2022
Formerly: MGT3351This is a broad survey course providing a comprehensive overview of several human resource functions, including recruitment and selection, compensation, training, performance evaluation, labor and employee relations. Students will consider HRM topics as they relate to all employees with different roles and perspectives for supervisors and subordinates, and how these topics apply to creating strategic directions for an organization. Using an applied setting focus, instruction methods combine interactive lectures, experiential exercises, current events, case review, and external project analysis and presentation.Prerequisite(s): MGT 1100.Fulfills: X in LS Core
  • MGT3130C-A Legal Environment of Business
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online - Asynchronous
  • Instructor: Rick Arrowood
  • 01/03/2022-01/18/2022
Formerly: MGT3330This 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(s): MGT 1100 and at least Sophomore standing.
  • MGT2110C-A Management Information Systems
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online - Asynchronous
  • Instructor: Tahir Hameed
  • 01/03/2022-01/18/2022
Formerly: BUS2210Management 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.Prerequisite(s): MGT 1100.
  • MGT3120C-A Organizational Behavior
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online - Asynchronous
  • Instructor: Sirkwoo Jin
  • 01/03/2022-01/18/2022
Formerly: MGT3310This 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(s): MGT 1100 and at least Sophomore standing.Fulfills: X in LS Core
  • MKT2205C-A Principles of Marketing
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online - Asynchronous
  • Instructor: Ben Larkin
  • 01/03/2022-01/18/2022
Formerly: BUS2205The marketing course introduces marketing as a functional area of a business enterprise. You will study numerous marketing principles and functions, including the marketing concept, the marketing mix, buyer behavior, market segmentation, product position, and marketing research, all within a global context.Prerequisite(s): MGT 1100.
  • MKT3400C-A Social Media Marketing
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online - Asynchronous
  • Instructor: James Frackleton
  • 01/03/2022-01/18/2022
Businesses are currently facing a fundamental change in the ways that consumers interact with brands and each other. Social media has connected consumers with family and friends while also giving them considerable power over marketers and brands. This course offers an overview of how marketing has changed due to the increasing prominence of social media as a digital marketing tool. The curriculum of this course is designed to equip students with the relevant knowledge, perspectives, and practical skills required to both develop and present an effective social media marketing strategy. Prerequisite(s): MKT 2205
  • MGT4900C-A Special Topics - Business Intelligence
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online - Asynchronous
  • Instructor: Tahir Hameed
  • 01/03/2022-01/18/2022
This course is designed to explore contemporary issues in Management. The specific topic varies each time the course is taught. Descriptions are available in the Lucey Center for Business Advising. Prerequisite(s): MGT 1100 and at least Sophomore standing

Education and Social Policy

Criminology

  • CRM2900C-A Police Culture
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online - Asynchronous
  • Instructor: Ray Mooney
  • 01/03/2022-01/18/2022
Police Culture is an introduction to the function and purpose of police operations. The course will examine the culture of American Policing today and include the study of police policy and procedure. Also included will be the study of organizational culture within law enforcement from a police officer’s perspective and the assessment of working environments within contemporary police departments. The effects of cultural diversity in law enforcement today will be examined in relation to traditional law enforcement models. Topics will include women in law enforcement, religion, employment rights and occupational attitudes in police work. Emphasis will also be on the growing problems in the Criminal Justice System as a result of societal changes in law enforcement and how it affects police management.Prerequisite(s): C- or better in CRM 1000

Education

  • EDU4220C-A Differentiation and Inclusion
  • 2 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online - Asynchronous
  • Days/Week: Monday, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
  • Instructor: Russ Olwell
  • 01/03/2022-01/18/2022
This course will review current practices in differentiated instruction for children at all ability levels. The major areas to be covered in this course will include the characteristics and needs of typically developing children and those with communication problems, visual and hearing impairments, physical and health-related challenges, intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, gifted and talented attributes, and emotional and behavioral disorders. Synchronous meeting day and time, STRONGLY RECCOMENDED. (winter 22 term)
  • HDE2130C-A Diversity, Soc Justice + Ethics
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online - Asynchronous
  • Instructor: Dan Sarofian-Butin
  • 01/03/2022-01/18/2022
Formerly: EDU2130This course will focus on issues of diversity and social justice within the context of PreK-12 education. Its purpose is to develop theoretical, conceptual, pedagogical, and curricular foundations for supporting issues of equity and access as well as marginalized individuals, groups, and peoples. Themes will include urban education, immigration and English- language status, and special education. Students will examine both systemic and curricular approaches within educational settings to develop a conceptual framework as well as the practical implications of these themes and issues.Fulfills: D, E and X in LS Core
  • EDU4221C-A Positive Learning Environments a
  • 2 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online - Asynchronous
  • Days/Week: Tuesday, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
  • Instructor: Russ Olwell
  • 01/03/2022-01/18/2022
This course emphasizes the importance of creating and maintaining a safe and collaborative learning environment for all students. Preservice teachers gain knowledge and skills to employ a variety of strategies to assist students in developing social and emotional self-regulation skills and responsible decision making. The course also focuses on valuing diversity and motivation for students to take academic risks and challenges and establish and maintain effective routines and procedures that promote positive student behavior. Synchronous meeting day and time, STRONGLY RECCOMENDED. (winter 22 term)

Health Sciences

Health Sciences

  • HSC1104C-A Intro to Human Disease
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online - Asynchronous
  • Instructor: Becky Socha
  • 01/03/2022-01/18/2022
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.Fulfills: STEM in LS Core.
  • HSC2300C-A Intro to Nutritional Sciences
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online - Asynchronous
  • Instructor: Leena Bharath
  • 01/03/2022-01/18/2022
Introduction to Nutritional Sciences 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.Fulfills: STEM in LS Core.
  • EXS1104C-A Intro-Phys Act,Fitness,Wellness
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online - Asynchronous
  • Instructor: Leah Poloskey
  • 01/03/2022-01/18/2022
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.Fulfills: STEM requirement in LS Core.
  • EXS1104C-B Intro-Phys Act,Fitness,Wellness
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online - Asynchronous
  • Instructor: Leah Poloskey
  • 01/03/2022-01/18/2022
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.Fulfills: STEM requirement in LS Core.
  • HSC1500C-A Introduction to Public Health
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online - Asynchronous
  • Instructor: Sarah Benes
  • 01/03/2022-01/18/2022
Formerly: HSC3302Public 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.Fulfills: Mathematics/Science distribution requirement. STEM requirement and X in LS Core. FOR NON HEALTH MAJORS ONLY (winter 22 term)
  • HSC2000C-A Prof Development in Health Sci
  • 2 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online - Asynchronous
  • Instructor: Samantha McGurgan
  • 01/03/2022-01/18/2022
Formerly: HSC2350To provide the Merrimack College sophomore with a continuum of self and career exploration education in preparation for an internship or research experience. This professional development in health sciences course sets a foundation for building solid life and career decision-making skills through a series of exploratory exercises, as well as professionally prepares students for their upcoming internship or research experience.

Liberal Arts

Art and Art History

  • ART1670C-A American Art I
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online - Asynchronous
  • Instructor: Jon Duff
  • 01/03/2022-01/18/2022
This art history course focuses on the formative history, movements, and aesthetics born out of the United States of America. Leading up to its founding and to the late 1800’s, American Art I introduces students to a range of uniquely American artists, innovations, genres, and institutions. Through professor-led lectures, readings, weekly assignments, field trips, film screenings, and discussions, students will gain an in-depth understanding of the early formation and qualities of the american art movement. Fulfills: AL in LS Core.

Communication

  • COM3621C-A Conflict Management
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online - Asynchronous
  • Instructor: Andrew Tollison
  • 01/03/2022-01/18/2022
This course is designed around the assumption that conflict in its various forms is an integral and unavoidable component in human affairs. The course approaches the study of conflict from a communication-centered perspective. As such, students explore how communication theory and research can add to our understanding of conflict. Wide ranges of conflict contexts are examined (e.g., interpersonal; intercultural; small group; organizational) along with contemporary models and theories of effective conflict management.
  • COM2401C-A Introduction to Media
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online - Asynchronous
  • Instructor: Melissa Zimdars
  • 01/03/2022-01/18/2022
Formerly: Introduction 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 in LS Core
  • COM4900C-A Senior Seminar
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online - Asynchronous
  • Instructor: Lisa Perks
  • 01/03/2022-01/18/2022
This is the capstone course for Communication and Media majors. Students will engage in self-assessment of their academic and social development, skills, values, ethics, and knowledge gained during the course of study as a Communication and Media major at Merrimack College. Focus is also placed on preparing students to enter the professional workforce or graduate school. Through contact with a variety of professionals in the field students will discover opportunities available, strategies for entry into their chosen areas and the realities of life beyond college. Students should learn how scholarly development and competence in skills such as critical thinking, leadership, creativity and resourcefulness will lead to the accomplishment of their goals. Required for all Communication and Media majors.Prerequisite(s): Communication majors only and senior standing.

Economics/Finance

  • ECO1203C-A Principles of Economics - Micro
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online - Asynchronous
  • Instructor: Joseph Kane
  • 01/03/2022-01/18/2022
Principles of Microeconomics–is an introduction to the study rational choice, supply, demand, markets, competition, market power, and social welfare.Prerequisite(s): MTH 1000 or placing out of MTH 1000 on the math placement tests.Fulfills: SOSC in LS Core. Economics, Mathematics-Economics and Minor Core Requirements

English

  • ENG2150C-A Introduction to Creative Writing
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online - Asynchronous
  • Instructor: Emma Duffy-Comparone
  • 01/03/2022-01/18/2022
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
  • ENG2770C-A Literature and Film
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online - Asynchronous
  • Instructor: Joe Vogel
  • 01/03/2022-01/18/2022
Study of the transformation of works of literature into film, focusing on the different techniques used in cinema, literature, and the relationship of film to traditional literature. Class will focus on four major films and the literature they are based on.Fulfills: AL in LS Core
  • ENG1550C-A Major American Authors
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online - Asynchronous
  • Instructor: Ellen McWhorter
  • 01/03/2022-01/18/2022
This course is 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.

Music

  • MUS1320C-A History of Rock and Roll
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online - Asynchronous
  • Instructor: Andrew Cote
  • 01/03/2022-01/18/2022
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. Fulfills: AL and X in LS Core.
  • MUS1320C-B History of Rock and Roll
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online - Asynchronous
  • Instructor: Andrew Cote
  • 01/03/2022-01/18/2022
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. Fulfills: AL and X in LS Core.

Philosophy

  • PHL1000C-A Introduction to Philosophy
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online - Asynchronous
  • Instructor: Chris Brooks
  • 01/03/2022-01/18/2022
This is 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
  • PHL2020WC-A Persp on the Good Life-Writ Int
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online - Asynchronous
  • Instructor: Art Ledoux
  • 01/03/2022-01/18/2022
This course focuses on what it means to live a good life. Before it comes to an end, how shall I spend the life that 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 that we can each embrace as our own. Area Requirement for Philosophy: EthicsPrerequisite(s): Any 1000 level course in philosophyFulfills: E and W in LS Core

Political Science

  • POL1500C-A Comparative Politics
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online - Asynchronous
  • Instructor: Harry Wessel
  • 01/03/2022-01/18/2022
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. Fulfills: SOSC & D in LS Core.
  • POL1100C-A Politics of the US
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online - Asynchronous
  • Instructor: Robert Chwaliszewski
  • 01/03/2022-01/18/2022
An introduction to the American political system, this course examines (1) the Constitutional basis of American politics, (2) the national institutions that are involved in decision-making and public debate (for example, the Presidency and the bureaucracy, the Federal Courts, the Congress, political parties, the media), (3) issues that Americans argue about (rights and liberties, economic benefits, foreign policy), and the processes by which those arguments are conducted and resolved (campaigns and elections, administrative action, legislation, lobbying, publicity). Required course for all Political Science Majors and Minors.Fulfills: SOSC and X in LS Core.

Psychology

  • PSY3410C-A Abnormal Psychology
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online - Asynchronous
  • Instructor: Gwyne White
  • 01/03/2022-01/18/2022
Formerly: Adult PsychopathologyThe purpose of this course is to provide students with an introduction to abnormal psychology. Students will study psychological dysfunction that is associated with distress or impairment. Topics covered include serious mental illness as well as anxiety, stress, and personality disorders. Content is organized in accordance with the DSM-5 as part of an integrative approach that includes the interaction of biological, developmental, and social factors on the description, etiology, course and treatment of mental disorders.Prerequisite(s): PSY 1000.Fulfills: SOSC requirement in LS Core.
  • PSY1000C-A Introduction to Psychology
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online - Asynchronous
  • Instructor: Michael Stroud
  • 01/03/2022-01/18/2022
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.Prerequisite(s): This course is a prerequisite for all other courses in psychology.Fulfills: SOSC requirement in LS core.
  • PSY2310C-A Lifespan Developmental Psychology
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online - Asynchronous
  • Instructor: Linda Stroud
  • 01/03/2022-01/18/2022
Explores the development of a typical human being from conception to death. Investigates patterns of change in biology, cognition, personality, social interaction, and relationships that take place throughout the lifespan. Considers several conceptual issues including progression and regression, health and illness, normality and abnormality. Note that students who have already received credit for PSY 2300 cannot receive credit for PSY 2310.Fulfills: SOSC requirement in LS Core.

Religious and Theological Studies

  • RTS1100C-A Christianity in Context
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online - Asynchronous
  • Instructor: Nick DiSalvatore
  • 01/03/2022-01/18/2022
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.Fulfills: RTS in LS Core.

Sociology

  • SOC1600C-A Happiness
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online - Asynchronous
  • Instructor: Rob Koegel
  • 01/03/2022-01/18/2022
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.
  • SOC3600C-A Sociology of Health
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online - Asynchronous
  • Instructor: Michelle Holliday-Stocking
  • 01/03/2022-01/18/2022
This course examines health, illness and healing as not merely physiological states but also human experiences shaped by sociological forces. The course begins with a brief historical review of medicine and the emergence of scientific medicine. Social epidemiology, health behavior, social stress, social support, the stages of the illness experience, the sick role, the doctor-patient relationship, technology and medicine, and the delivery of medical care in the U.S. and how it compares to other countries are among the topics examined.Fulfills: SOSC in LS Core.

Women’s and Gender Studies

  • WGS1010C-A Introduction to Gender, Race, and Sexuality Studies
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online - Asynchronous
  • Instructor: Raechel Tiffe
  • 01/03/2022-01/18/2022
Formerly: Gender, Race, and SocietyThis is the introductory course to the interdisciplinary field of Women’s and Gender Studies. It focuses on gender as a useful category to analyze structures, institutions, relationships, and social problems in the U.S. and globally. Students will learn such key concepts as the social construction of gender, power and privilege, patriarchy, and intersectionality. Using the tools of multiple disciplines - history, sociology, psychology, anthropology, media studies, philosophy, political science - the course explores social and cultural notions about gender and sexuality and the role of institutions in maintaining and reinforcing norms. Topics include gender-based violence, workplace discrimination, and the relationship between sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia, and other systems of oppression and inequality. The course looks at the intersection of gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, and nation with such areas as work, education, media/technology, family, religion, and politics. Students will also social movements that have and continue to emerge to promote gender equality and social justice in the US and globally.Fulfills: SOSC and D in LS Core. Note: Required for the Women’s and Gender Studies Major and Minor.
  • WGS3300C-A US Women’s History
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online - Asynchronous
  • Instructor: Katina Manko Mitchell
  • 01/03/2022-01/18/2022
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 gender, 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. Fulfills: H and D in LS Core.

World Languages and Cultural Studies

  • ITA1700C-A Italian-Americans in Film
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online - Asynchronous
  • Instructor: Cinzia DiGiulio
  • 01/03/2022-01/18/2022
Formerly: ITA2550From the premise that the visual image is a most powerful tool in the creation and structuring of collective systems of values, this course focuses on the cinematic representation of Italian-Americans in the works of major American and Italian-American directors from the silent era to the present. In addition, it provides a historical account of the Italian- American experience of male and female immigrants. Taught in English.Fulfills: AL in LS Core.