Summer Sessions 2019
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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 or CHEM 107/CHEM 107L AND CHEM 108/CHEM 108L
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. Prerequisite: BIOL 206 AND BIOL 207; CHEM 105 OR CHEM 107/CHEM 107L AND CHEM 108/CHEM 108L; NURS 134, NURS 234 (See pre-requisite for NURS 134 and NURS 234.) For science majors, permission of instructor required. Accelerated nursing students may take BIOL 207 concurrently with this course with the permission of the instructor.
This course is taught by Dr. Joshua Garrett, Department of Biology.
BUSA 101: Introduction to Business
3 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.
INTR 166: Introduction to Women’s & Gender Studies
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
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.