Winter Term 2020

All courses are offered exclusively online from January 2-15, 2020. Tuition is $390 per credit. All courses are subject to change. 

 

Registration is now open.

Current Students

Freshman students please note you are unable to register until your GPA is established at the end of fall term.

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Visiting Students

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GPA Requirements for Winter Session Courses

Students currently enrolled at Merrimack must have a GPA of 2.0 to enroll. If you are not enrolled at Merrimack, there is no GPA minimum. 

Winter 2020 Drop Deadlines and Refund Policy:

Last day to drop a course without a “W” - Jan. 8 | Last day to drop a course with a “W” - Jan. 10 
Full refund - Jan. 8 by 4:30 p.m. | 50% refund - Jan. 11 by 4:30 p.m. | No refund - Jan. 12 

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Courses Offered

Business

Management

  • BUS2210C - A Management Information Systems 
  • Instructor: Tahir Hameed  | 4 Credits
  • Days/Week: Online

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: BUS1100. 


  • MGT3325C - Ethics and Social Responsibility 
  • Instructor: Linda Richelson  | 4 Credits
  • Days/Week: Online

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(s): BUS 1100 and at least Sophomore standing.
Fulfills: E and X in LS Core


  • MGT3351C - Human Resources Management
  • Instructor: TBD  | 4 Credits
  • Days/Week: Online

This 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: BUS 1100. Fulfills X in LS Core. 


  • MGT3330C-A Legal Environment of Business
  • Instructor: Jessica Molignano | 4 Credits
  • Days/Week: Online

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(s): BUS 1100 and at least Sophomore standing.

Marketing

  • MKT3400C - A Social Media Management
  • Instructor: James Frackleton  | 4 Credits
  • Days/Week: Online

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): BUS 2205

Education

Education

  • EDU2130C Diversity, Social Justice, & Ethics
  • Instructor: Dan Sarofian-Butin | 4 Credits
  • Days/Week: Online

This 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
THIS COURSE IS NOT OPEN TO HDHS or ED MAJORS


  • HDE4850C Human Development Capstone; Field Experience
  • Instructor: TBD | 4 Credits
  • Days/Week: Online

The Human Development Capstone Field Experience course offers students who major in Human Development with an opportunity to do a field experience. The course provides students a unique opportunity to explore, first hand, possible career interests, to learn from professionals working in the field, and to make a contribution to the community through service-learning. In addition, field experiences help students connect theory and practice.

Students in this course will select from a range of possible supervised fieldwork opportunities within community, school, human services, and mental health-related agencies. As part of their field experience, students receive direct professional supervision, valuable hands-on experience, and earn four credits toward graduation. Students are required to complete between 10 - 12 hours per week at their placement site. In addition to their time at the agency, students will be expected to write a weekly reflection on their experience and attend a bi-weekly seminar to discuss field experience with other students also in the course. Placements will be arranged through the School of Education and Social Policy, Director of Community Partnerships. Students will arrange a work schedule and specific responsibilities with the site supervisor at their placement. There will be a signed agreement between the student, the college, and the site. As stated above, in addition to the field responsibilities, the academic component of the course requires that the student complete a weekly reflection and attend a bi-weekly seminar on campus where students will discuss their field experiences and the connection of practice and theory in the field of human development. The course grade is based on an evaluation of student performance in the field as well as a written reflective analysis. Prerequisite(s): junior or senior status.
COURSE REGISTRATION REQUIRES PERMISSION FROM INSTRUCTOR


  • EDU2500C Pre-Practicum I
  • Instructor: Barbara Yee | 0 Credits
  • Days/Week: Online

Pre-practica are field-based experiences that prepare TCs to become effective educators. Pre-Practicum I is an introductory level sequence of experiences in which the TC observes the dynamics of a school community - including but not limited to SP roles and responsibilities, students’ interactions with peers and educators, and the connections between parents, teachers, and other school representatives. TCs will reflect on their own knowledge and skills as they continue to develop within their coursework and practicums. (30 hours minimum required)
COURSE REGISTRATION REQUIRES PERMISSION FROM INSTRUCTOR


  • EDU2510C Pre-Practicum II
  • Instructor: Barbara Yee | 0 Credits
  • Days/Week: Online

Pre-practica are field-based experiences that prepare a TC to become an effective educator. Pre-Practicum II is the intermediate level in the sequence of experiences in which the TC observes the dynamics of a school community - including but not limited to SP roles and responsibilities, students’ interactions with peers and educators, and the connections between parents, teachers, and other school representatives. This pre-practicum provides opportunities for the TC to assist in the classroom, explore curriculum development, and practice teaching approved lessons (30 hours minimum required).
Prerequisite(s): EDU 2500

COURSE REGISTRATION REQUIRES PERMISSION FROM INSTRUCTOR

Health Sciences

Health Sciences

  • HSC1104C - Intro to Human Disease
  • Instructor: Becky Socha | 4 Credits
  • Days/Week: Online

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 the 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.  


  • HSC2300C-A - Intro to Nutritional Sciences
  • Instructor: Leena Bharath | 4 Credits
  • Days/Week: Online

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: Mathematics/Science distribution requirement. STEM requirement in LS Core.


  • HSC2300C-B - Intro to Nutritional Sciences
  • Instructor: Edward Martin | 4 Credits
  • Days/Week: Online

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: Mathematics/Science distribution requirement. STEM requirement in LS Core.


  • HSC2350C - Professional Development in Health Sciences
  • Instructor: Samantha McGurgan | 2 Credits
  • Days/Week: Online

To 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.


  • HSC3302C - Introduction to Public Health
  • Instructor: Sarah Benes | 4 Credits
  • Days/Week: Online

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.  


  • SME1104C - Intro - Physical Activity, Fitness, Wellness
  • Instructor: Leah Poloskey | 4 Credits
  • Days/Week: Online

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 lifestyle 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.


 

  • SME1104C-B - Intro - Physical Activity, Fitness, Wellness
  • Instructor: Leah Poloskey | 4 Credits
  • Days/Week: Online

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 lifestyle 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.

Liberal Arts

Communications

  • COM2401C Introduction to Media
  • Instructor: Melissa Zimdars | 4 Credits
  • Days/Week: Online

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. No prerequisite. Satisfies a Social Science distribution requirement. Fulfills a SOSC requirement in LS Core. 

Economics

  • ECO1203C- Principles of Microeconomics 
  • Instructor: Svetlana Smirnov  | 4 Credits
  • Days/Week: Online

Principles of Microeconomics–is an introduction to the study rational choice, supply, demand, markets, competition, market power, and social welfare. Satisfies a Social Science distribution requirement. Fulfills a SOSC requirement in the LS core.
Prerequisite(s): MTH 1000 or placing out of MTH 1000 on the math placement tests.
Cross-Listed: Business
Fulfills: Economics, Mathematics-Economics and Minor Core Requirements
Lecture
Note: Principles of Microeconomics is a core requirement for all Business, Economics and Mathematics-Economics majors, and Economics minors.

English

  • ENG3730C Modern American Poetry
  • Instructor: Ellen Whorter | 4 Credits
  • Days/Week: Online

As developments in the realms of science, industry, and philosophy came to overturn many of the most widely held truths of the 19th century, they also required artists to, in Ezra Pound’s words, “make it new.” This course will focus on High Modernism alongside the modernisms of the disenfranchised. Writers may include Eliot, Pound, Stevens, Hughes, Loy, Robinson, Frost, Lowell, and Brown. After 1800.
Prerequisite(s): ENG 1050. Fulfills: AL in LS Core.

Philosophy

  • PHL1000C Introduction to Philosophy
  • Instructor: Christopher Brooks | 4 Credits
  • Days/Week: Online

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 Perspectives on the Good Life - Writing Intensive
  • Instructor: Arthur Ledoux | 4 Credits
  • Days/Week: Online

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? Area Requirement for Philosophy: Ethics
Prerequisite(s): PHL 1000 or PHL 1100 or PHL 1200
Fulfills: E and W in LS Core


  • PHL3020C Philosophy of Law
  • Instructor: Lisa Fuller | 4 Credits
  • Days/Week: Online

This course will investigate philosophical issues that are central to the law. Topics may include the nature of law, the relationship between law and morality, the role of judges and adjudication, the nature of rights, the ideal of the rule of law, the justification of punishment, and the feminist critique of the law. Students will critically read some of the most influential philosophers in legal theory as well as important cases, judgments and statutes. Some questions that we will explore include: Why must I obey the law? Can an unjust law still be a law? Can civil disobedience be justified? To what extent, and on what grounds, should the law not infringe on an individual’s right to liberty, free speech and freedom of religion? Under what conditions should a person be held legally responsible for his or her acts? Area Requirement for Philosophy: Ethics
Prerequisite(s): PHL 1000 or PHL 1100 or PHL 1200 .
Fulfills: E in LS Core

Political Science

 

  • POL1500C Comparative Politics
  • Instructor: Harry Wessel | 4 Credits
  • Days/Week: Online

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: Social Science distribution requirement. SOSC & D requirement in LS Core.


  • POL2010C Political Ethics
  • Instructor: Robert Chwaliszewski | 4 Credits
  • Days/Week: Online

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.

Psychology

  • PSY1000C Introduction to Psychology
  • Instructor: Michael Stroud | 4 Credits
  • Days/Week: Online

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: Social Science distribution requirement. SOSC requirement in LS core.


  • PSY2400C Personality
  • Instructor: Dawn Sime | 4 Credits
  • Days/Week: Online

Introduces classical and contemporary thinking on the concept of ‘personality’.  Explores the contributions of several important theoretical frameworks in personality theory including psychoanalysis, phenomenology, trait theory, and learning. Prerequisite: PSY 1000. Satisfies a Social Science distribution requirement.  Fulfills a SOSC requirement in LS Core. 


  • PSY3410C Abnormal Psychology
  • Instructor: Gwyne White | 4 Credits
  • Days/Week: Online

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: PSY1000. Satisfies a Social Science distribution requirement.  Fulfills a SOSC requirement in LS Core. 

Religious and Theological Studies

  • RTS1100C Christianity in Context 
  • Instructor: Nicholas DiSalvatore  | 4 Credits
  • Days/Week: Online

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. 

Sociology

  • SOC1600C Happiness
  • Instructor: Rob Koegel | 4 Credits
  • Days/Week: Online

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 Sociology of Health
  • Instructor: Michelle Holliday-Stocking | 4 Credits
  • Days/Week: Online

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 requirement in LS Core.

Visual and Performing Arts

  • FAA1220C-A  9/11 in Words and Images
  • Instructor: John Giordano  | 4 Credits
  • Days/Week: Online and travel to NYC (2 nights)

This course looks at the creative response to 9/11 in art and literature during the decade following the September 11th, 2001 terror attacks. 9/11 elicited a wide array of passionate and conflicting responses across politics, the media, and the arts. Discourse centered on the problem of making sense of such a shocking turn in current events. The course explores creative processes in which the response to 9/11 proved to be an important part of how the West, particularly the United States, attempted to develop an understanding of what took place on 9/11. Analysis and exploration in the visual arts, the literary essay, and the graphic novel will be utilized throughout the semester.
Fulfills: AL approved for LS Core. Does not fulfill the X requirement in the LS core

  • This course requires travel to New York City - January 7-9, 2020
  • Eligibility screening required – Course registration does not guarantee eligibility.
  • Registration deadline November 29, 2019

  • FAA1320C-A History of Rock and Roll
  • Instructor: Jeannette Jones  | 4 Credits
  • Days/Week: Online

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 music that was predecessors of rock, including early blues, jazz and rhythm and blues, continues through the birth of rock ‘n’ roll in the 1950s, 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.


  • FAA3800C-A Sophomore Portfolio Review
  • Instructor: Nancy Wynn  | 0 Credits
  • Days/Week: Online

This course is for no credit, but is required coursework for all sophomore-level students in the Graphic Design major. There is no class time. You must submit a portfolio with a required number of projects. Your portfolio must be submitted after you pass the following prerequisite courses with a minimum grade of a 2.0: FAA 2830 Layout Analysis and Construction, FAA 2840 - Image Making and Meaning, and FAA 2860 - Graphic Design I. If you follow the recommended Graphic Design Program of Study you should submit your portfolio during winter break in your sophomore year. The portfolio is a compilation of graphic design work and other studio coursework. The requirements of the portfolio are presented to you at the beginning of each of the prerequisite courses. Your portfolio is graded on a pass/no pass basis. Successful completion is necessary for you to continue in the Graphic Design major. It also provides an assessment of your strengths and weaknesses as you begin your higher-level coursework.

Women’s and Gender Studies

  • WGS1010C Gender and Society
  • Instructor: Simona Sharoni | 4 Credits
  • Days/Week: Online

This course 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. Topics include gender-based violence, workplace discrimination, and the relationship between sexism, racism, homophobia and other systems of oppression and inequality. The course looks at the intersection of gender, race, ethnicity, 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. 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.


  • WGS3300C-A U.S. Women’s History
  • Instructor: Katina Manko-Mitchell | 4 Credits
  • Days/Week: Online

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.


  • WGS3300C-B U.S. Women’s History
  • Instructor: Kate Turner | 4 Credits
  • Days/Week: Online

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.

 


  • WGS2010C Introduction to Ethnic Studies
  • Instructor: Annalyssa Murphy | 4 Credits
  • Days/Week: Online

The main objective of this course is to introduce students to the academic field of Ethnic Studies, and the interdisciplinary questions it poses about the way that race, ethnicity, and racism structure our world. The course analyzes a range of themes and topics including the intersections of race, class, gender and sexuality; issues of power and privilege; immigration; popular culture and representation. The experiences of various communities of color will be explored including: African Americans, Asian Americans, Chicanos, Latinas, Native Americans and others. This course will also introduce major debates and issues facing Ethnic Studies in the 21st century such as immigration rights, Diaspora and globalization. A variety of mediums will be used in the course including historical and theoretical texts, newspaper articles, online postings, film and cultural analysis.
Fulfills: Social Science distribution requirement. SOSC requirement and D in LS Core.

Science and Engineering

Geology

  • GEN2060C - Environmental Geology
  • Instructor: Joel Kuszmaul | 4 Credits
  • Days/Week: Online

An introduction to the relationship between humans and the geological environment with a focus on natural resources, waste disposal and climate change. Fulfills STEM requirement in LS core.