Course Descriptions

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Session 1 – June 3 to June 28, 2019
 

ART 250: Smartphone Photography and Video
BIOL 206: Human Anatomy & Physiology I
BIOL 344: Pathophysiology
BUSA 101: Introduction to Business
CRMJ 110: Introduction to Criminal Justice
CRMJ 250: Sexual Behaviors & Sex Crimes
INTR 166: Introduction to Women’s & Gender Studies

INTR 170: Internships & Career Planning
MUSI 106: Learning About Music
PE 351: Fitness for Wellness
PHIL 150:  Healthcare Ethics
PHYS 165: Search for Life in the Universe
POSC 105: International Relations
SOCI 111: Controversial Social Issues

ART 250: Smartphone Photography and Video
4 credits, EL credit

This course explores the creative possibilities of smartphone cameras through still and moving images. We will learn the basics of digital photography including composition, lighting, camera angles and point of view. For the creation of video we will discuss how images work through time and the use of storyboards. The class will research app ‘filters’ and consider how they change an image’s meaning. Through the use of Apps, the class will learn basic photo and video editing. We will also cover the use of external accessories for smart phones that can enhance the types of images your phone can capture. Class assignments and projects will be uploaded and reviewed utilizing popular photo-based social media apps. This introductory art course is for non-majors.

This course is taught by Dr. Joe Von Stengel, Art Department.


BIOL 206: Human Anatomy & Physiology I
4 credits, Physical & Life Sciences (lab)

How is the human body structured, from the smallest components to the whole body? What happens when the components of the body, such as molecules and cells, don’t develop properly, or are not produced in the right number? How might those circumstances be associated with disease? If the structure of the human body, and what happens when the structure is abnormal intrigues you, this course may be for you. This is an introductory course designed for nursing majors that emphasizes the important concepts, terminology, and interrelationships of human structure and function. Following an introduction to some general features of anatomy and physiology, BIOL 206 proceeds with hierarchical study of atoms and molecules, cells and tissues, and organs and organ systems with emphasis on the integument, skeleto-muscular and nervous systems (including special senses). This course does not fulfill any requirement in the biology major. 

This course is taught by Dr. A.J. Russo, Department of Biology.


BIOL 344: Pathophysiology
3 credits, Physical & Life Sciences
Prerequisites: NURS 134, NURS 234, BIOL 206 & 207, CHEM 105

This course is designed to examine specific diseases from a physiologic and developmental perspective. Mechanisms of disease, etiology, manifestations, analyses of laboratory data, and primary medical and surgical interventions are reviewed. This content will serve as a foundation for addressing therapeutic interventions related to specific disease states. Student-centered learning aids about the most essential and challenging concepts in pathophysiology are embedded in the online modules to enhance learning and mastery of the content; graphics to clarify the content; animations to define pathophysiologic processes in a dynamic way; pre-tests and interactive self-assessment exercises for content review; audio glossary, and discussion forums to encourage interaction between classmates. Case studies are used extensively to provide application of content to a clinical situation. This course will integrate your knowledge and skills into a creative and engaging community of online learners. Moreover, multimedia instructional technology will be used to foster and enhance faculty-student engagement.

This course is taught by Dr. Joshua Garrett, Department of Biology.


BUSA 101: Introduction to Business
4 credits, Social & Behavioral Sciences, EL

This course introduces the various functional areas of business, including marketing, finance, operations, management, and strategy. Students will learn about the basic financial analysis, forms of business ownership, managerial decision making, and business ethics, in local, national, and international contexts. The course also includes a significant experiential learning component.

This course is taught by Dr. Pauline Stamp, Department of Business Administration & Accounting.


CRMJ 110: Introduction to Criminal Justice
3 credits, Social & Behavioral Sciences

This course is designed to introduce students to the American criminal justice system and the role of the police, the courts, and correctional facilities within that system. It focuses on the history and the primary duties of our justice system in America while briefly introducing conceptions of justice as well as definitions of, measurement of, and causes of crime. Within the detailed discussions of the police, the courts, and corrections particular attention is paid to current debates within each of these criminal justice agencies.

This course is taught by Dr. Ryan Ceresola, Department of Sociology.


CRMJ 250: Sexual Behaviors & Sex Crimes
3 credits, Social & Behavioral Sciences

This course focuses on criminal actions from “nuisance” sex crimes, such as voyeurism and exhibitionism, to the most extreme, including rape, sex assault against children, and serial murder. The course will introduce psychological profiling of sex offenders, the crimes they commit, the effects of those crimes on their victims, and treatment. Theories, concepts, and law enforcement analytic methods are covered in detail, including case studies and accounts from sex offenders which provide an insight into sex crimes, deviance, and criminal behavior theory and analysis.

This course is taught by Barbara Smith, Department of Sociology.


INTR 166: Introduction to Women’s & Gender Studies
3 credits

This course introduces students to feminist scholarship and acquaints them with the intellectual, ethical, social, political, historical and cultural forces constructing gender. The class is interdisciplinary and grounded in feminist pedagogy. Required for Women’s and Gender Studies Minor. This course fulfills the Diversity Requirement. This course can be taken as a WL3.

This course is taught by Karina Walker, Department of Modern Languages.

 


INTR 170: Interships & Career Planning
3 credits

This course provides students the opportunity to gather information about careers based on their interests in academic and occupational settings, encouraging informed career decision-making. Students will engage in self-reflection, values exploration, research on careers, and internship research. The goal of this course is to prepare students to identify and apply to internships, fellowships, research and fieldwork, shadowing experiences, or other experiential opportunities.

This course is taught by Brittany Beach, Internship and Career Planning Advisor.


MUSI 106: Learning About Music
3 credits, Humanities

You listen to music every day, but are you hearing it? Do you really know why you like some styles and not others? Did you know that there are many types of music, from America, Europe and around the world, some going back centuries, which you would probably enjoy listening to were you to discover them? This course will make you a more avid, more intent, and more informed listener. This course will introduce you to new forms and styles of music, and it will help you make better sense of the music you hear. You will learn how and why our culture and other cultures make music and how different types of music are organized. Appreciation of any art form comes from a combination of interest and understanding, and developing your interest in music into appreciation through greater understanding is what this course is all about.

This course is taught by Ben Aldridge, Department of Music.


PE 351: Fitness for Wellness
Fulfills one of the two PHED credit requirements

Students will participate daily in online workouts with the instructor as well as individualized exercise sessions at the location of their choosing. Through the use of pre- and post-assessments, students will have an opportunity to recognize how the body adapts and changes when a new stimulus is provided and to better understand how individualized training, rather than one size fits all, is beneficial. Students will build their own individualized training design which will connect back to their original goals.

This course is taught by Heidi Tanner, Director of Wellness & Health Promotion


PHIL 150: Healthcare Ethics
3 credits, Arts & Humanities

The aim of this course is to explore some of the complex ethical and political issues surrounding healthcare in the 21st-century. After a quick introduction to ethical theory, the course is organized into three broad areas of inquiry: 1) issues concerning individuals (euthanasia, cloning technology, genetic engineering); 2) issues concerning medical organizations (ethical issues in emergency medicine, the use of ethics consultation, the place of spiritual beliefs in treatment); and 3) issues concerning healthcare policy and public health (healthcare inequality, the ethics of disaster relief, the ethics of universal health care). Students will also have the opportunity to discuss topics of their own choosing in the final week of the course. Course assignments: participation in discussion boards, weekly exams, and a final paper.

This course is taught by Dr. Jeremy Wisnewski, Department of Philosophy.


PHYS 165: Search for Life in the Universe
4 credits, Physical & Life Sciences

In the past decade or so, tremendous progress has been made in the search for other worlds or extra-solar planets (planets orbiting stars other than the Sun). Thousands of these exoplanets have been detected using a variety of methods and their location, sizes, temperature and atmospheres are being studied in an attempt to determine if one of these could possibly support some form of life. This course will cover these recent discoveries, the discovery techniques, and involve a study of the conditions necessary for life itself to evolve. Students will be introduced to several of the methods astronomers use to find exoplanets, to characterize them and to evaluate if they might host living organisms. The course will require competency in basic, high school-level mathematics.

This course is taught by Dr. Parker Troischt, Department of Physics.


POSC 105: International Relations
3 credits, Social & Behavioral Sciences

This course provides an introduction to politics among and across nation-state, non-state and transnational actors. Students will examine competing theories on concepts such as power, security, nationalism, and nation building. Students will also study: the uneven global economy, globalization, patterns of cooperation and conflict, conflict resolution, international organization and law, human rights, and political transitions. Some country case studies are used to provide comparative analyses of issues across political settings.

This course is taught by Dr. Amy Forster-Rothbart, Department of Political Science.


SOCI 111: Controversial Social Issues
3 credits, Social & Behavioral Sciences

This course provides students with an opportunity to learn about the controversial social issues of our time. Throughout the term we will examine several controversial issues, such as terrorism, human trafficking, war, health care, and other major areas of social concern. In doing so, we will read the arguments of leading social scientists and then debate the basic assumptions and values of each position. 

The course is taught by Dr. Elena Chernyak, Department of Sociology.

Session 2 – July 1 to July 26, 2019
 

BIOL 207: Human Anatomy & Physiology II
BUSA 381: Human Resources
ENGL 200: Business Writing
GLST 160: Introduction to Global Studies

MUSI 176: Rock Music History
PHED 134: Healthy Ways to Manage Stress
PHYS 125: Energy, Climate & Society
PUBH 250: Gender, Culture & Health

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BIOL 207: Human Anatomy & Physiology II
4 credits, Physical & Life Sciences lab
Prerequisite: Human Anatomy and Physiology I (BIOL 206)

How are the various organ systems—such as the cardiovascular, respiratory, and gastrointestinal systems—in the human body put together? How do the systems work together to make sure the whole body functions the way it should? What happens when a body system or a group of body systems fails to work properly, such as failures that might result in a stroke or heart attack? If these questions intrigue you, this course may be of interest to you. This is an introductory course designed for nursing majors that emphasizes the important concepts, terminology, and interrelationships of human structure and function. The course emphasizes the study of body systems including endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive. This course does not fulfill any requirement in the biology major.

This course is taught Dr. A. J. Russo, Department of Biology.


BUSA 381: Human Resources
3 credits, Social & Behavioral Sciences

This course offers a survey of Human Resource Management (HRM) functions, including strategic HRM planning, job analysis, staffing, compensation, training and development, performance assessment, benefits, and labor relations. Students will discuss the interrelationships and ethical dimensions of human resource decisions within HR and across other functional areas within the organization.

This course is taught by Dr. Pauline Stamp, Department of Business.


CRMJ 250: Media & Crime
3 credits, Social & Behavioral Sciences

This course covers new and innovative ways of understanding the relationship between media and crime. Media plays a key role in how we understand crime and deviance. The course will address the question: What does media content mean to the person who intersects with it? The course will also explore the influence of media coverage of crimes on culture and identity in the United States.

This course is taught by Barbara Smith, Department of Sociology.


ENGL 200: Business Writing
3 credits

This course teaches strategies of effective, tactful writing in a business setting. Students will practice writing memos, letters and brief reports and discussing challenges, strategies, and problem solving in a group (corporate) setting. The course covers internal organizational communication as well as external communications with customers, clients or other firms or agencies. Does not count toward the English major or toward the minor in literature.

This course taught by Martin Christiansen, Department of English.


GLST 160: Introduction to Global Studies
3 credits, Arts & Humanities, Foreign Language

This course introduces students to interdisciplinary perspectives on global systems using concepts such as diversity, tradition, hybrid or blended identities, and tolerance. It seeks to help students find ways to work respectfully and productively in an interconnected world. In some cases, this course contributes to fulfillment of the language requirement.

This course is taught by Dr. Mark Wolff, Chair, Department of Modern Languages.


MUSI 176: Rock Music History
3 credits, Arts & Humanities

Popular culture rocks our cradle, permeates society and our interaction with others. The powers that be attempt to electrify our surroundings with high voltage presentations of their products and jolt our necessity for them. Without us knowing it, they can manipulate our tastes and perceptions of ourselves. While surveying American history and culture through the lens of popular music, this course allows students to create a personal response to the music around them, past and present. Students will offer their own take on culture and music through concert reviews, discussions of performances and performers, and appraisals of Pop Culture.

This course is taught by Stephen Markuson, Music Department.


PHED 134: Healthy Ways to Manage Stress
3 credits, Fulfills one of two PHED requirements

This course will offer a comprehensive and holistic approach to manage stress. Students will learn to identify the clear connection between stress and quality of life. This course will provide coping strategies, life skills, and relaxation techniques while discussing the nature of stress, psychology of stress, communication, eco-therapy, time and money management, nutrition and physical activity.

This course is taught by Valerie Bolger.

 

 


PHYS 125: Energy, Climate & Society
4 credits, Physical & Life Sciences (lab)

This course provides an investigation into the energy sources that make our modern world possible and the impact of those energy sources on the environment. Fossil fuels, nuclear energy, solar power, hydropower, wind power, and alternative energy sources will be investigated. The class will consider some major issues: What to do when we reach peak oil? What should we do in response to global warming? What changes are the students likely to see during their lifetimes?

This course is taught by Dr. Kevin Schultz, Department of Physics.


PUBH 250: Gender, Culture & Health
3 credits, Social & Behavioral Sciences

This course examines a variety of perspectives on health issues, how these issues differ for women and men, and how societies and cultures shape people’s experience and expectations of health. The course content focuses on social, economic, environmental, behavioral, and political factors that affect health behaviors, and topics include reproductive health, body image, sexuality, substance use and abuse, mental health, cancer, AIDS, heart disease, poverty, work, violence, access to health care, and ageing. Each topic is examined in a sociocultural context to explore the complex relationship between individual health and cultural norms. The course aims to answer such questions as: How has gender influenced the construction of public health in diverse societies? How do cultural definitions of women’s status and our social frameworks and structures affect health and well-being?

This course is taught by Dr. Elena Chernyak, Department of Sociology.


 

Session 3 – July 29 to August 23, 2019
 

BIOL 150: Medical and Health Terminology
BUSA 350: Sports Marketing
MATH 100: Algebra Review
MUSI 170: Country Music

PE 157: Introduction to Hiking
PHIL 250: Moral Psychology
SOCI 105: Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 250: Sociology of Religion in the 21st Century

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BIOL 150: Medical and Health Terminology
3 credits, Physical & Life Sciences

This course introduces students to the language used by health-care practitioners, with special attention to the needs of nurses. Students will gain a solid foundation in medical language covering body systems, disease, health, wellness, diagnostics and more.

This course is taught by Dr. Joshua Garrett, Department of Biology.


BUSA 350: Sports Marketing
3 credits, Social & Behavioral Sciences

This course explores the complex and diverse nature of sports marketing. It applies fundamental marketing concepts to the sports industry, including the marketing mix, consumer behavior, marketing research, segmentation analysis, and assessment of marketing programs specific to sports. Guidelines for the formulation of marketing goals and strategies will be included. Trends, issues, and problems influencing the industry will also be examined.

This course is taught by Dr. Pauline Stamp, Department of Business Administration and Accounting.


MATH 100: Algebra Review
2 credits

This course provides the background necessary for Math 120 Precalculus. Topics covered include properties of real numbers, exponents, and radicals; operations involving polynomials and other algebraic expressions; solving equations and inequalities. Other topics may be included if time permits. The course should be taken only by students who intend to take Math 120 Precalculus. This course cannot be used to satisfy QFR requirement and does not count toward a mathematics major or minor.

This course taught by Dr. Min Chung, Department of Mathematics.


MUSI 170: Country Music
3 credits, Arts & Humanities

This course provides a survey of the history, structure, and fundamental ingredients of the American musical genre known as “country.” Throughout this course we will explore the roots of Country Music and how they relate to the hills of Appalachia; uncover the inspiration of Gospel Music and its relationship to country music sounds; discover the foundational influence of Blues Music; compare “new country” to “old country”; analyze the role of women in country music; and consider how these factors and more have shaped current country music offerings. We will explore social topics including domestic violence, suicide, war, gender conformity, and marketing, and review the ways these concepts are expressed in this genre. We will reflect upon the role of the Grand Ole Opry, from its inception to the present day. Finally, this course will emphasize the contributions of diverse ethnic cultures and societies in formation of the music, structure, and emotional dimensions of this genre.

This course is taught by Dr. Meghan Sheehy, Department of Music.


PE 157: Introduction to Hiking
2 credits, PHED

This course involves fundamental instruction in wilderness hiking skills and technique. Primary focus is in preparation for independent day hikes and includes physical conditioning, selection of equipment, navigation, Leave No Trace Principles, first aid and survival topics, and trip planning. Students complete a series of independent hikes that range in difficulty, terrain and length. Students maintain a journal of hikes (7 in total), complete weekly quizzes and submit a final paper. This course requires a Student Health Assessment waiver. Fulfills one of two PHED requirements.

This course is taught by Matt Sanford, Registrar and Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs. 


PHIL 250: Moral Psychology
3 credits, Arts & Humanities

Moral psychology is an important interdisciplinary field in which philosophers, psychologists, sociologists, and experts in other fields attempt to explore the relationship between ethics and the way human brains process information. Interesting work in this field has studied how our emotions and our moral reasoning interact; how moral responsibility is altered by various psychological conditions like sociopathy, bi-polar disorder, or depression; and whether the human brain is capable of consistent enough behavior to result in moral character traits like honesty, kindness, or bravery. In this course our goal will be to analyze research in philosophy and psychology on moral reasoning, judgments, and decision-making. We will explore the nature of belief and its relationship to practical and theoretical moral reasoning. We will also delve into the nature of character traits and ask if empirical psychology gives us reason to doubt that we have any such traits. We will try to examine what it means for us to trust someone and whether or not such a state is ever warranted or even possible. We will explore how our emotions influence our reasoning processes and ask if it is possible that our emotions are indispensable for ethics. And we will delve into questions about moral responsibility and try to understand if we can be responsible for our behavior when it is controlled by psychological processes that are beyond our control.

This course is taught by Dr. Stefanie Rocknak, Chair, Department of Philosophy.


SOCI 105: Introduction to Sociology
3 credits, Social & Behavioral Sciences

What is Sociology? How do sociologists go about their work? Sociology offers a distinctive perspective on human behavior. The links between personal experience and wider social forces are explored while covering the main fields of the discipline.

The course is taught by Dr. Elena Chernyak, Department of Sociology.


SOCI 250: Sociology of Religion in the 21st Century
3 credits, Social & Behavioral Sciences

This course allows students to develop a sociological perspective on religion and understand the effect that religion has in today’s global world. Essentially, this course is about society and the way religion exists in a social context: how religion is shaped by that context and, in turn, influences it. We will discuss religion and politics, violence, social support, and many other facets, with a focus on American religion but an eye towards faith internationally as well.

This course is taught by Dr. Ryan Ceresola, Department of Sociology.

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