Course List

Baroque: Popes, Kings & Busin -

ARTH 256 A

Instructor: Dr. Jane C. Long
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2015SP
Room: OLIN 240
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

The 17th century was a period of extraordinary change, when the political, religious, and cultural life of Europe was in upheaval. This class will examine ways that status and power were fashioned, national identity was shaped, Catholics were distinguished from Protestants, and public and private life were defined through the work of artists such as Caravaggio, Bernini, Velazquez, Rubens, Rembrandt, and Vermeer. Lecture/Discussion: 3 hrs/wk.

Sp Top: Parasitism -

BIOL 245 A

Instructor: Dr. Marilee A. Ramesh
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2015SP
Room: LIFE 301
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: BIOL-120 and 125

Catalog Description:

Study of a special topic in biology not regularly offered. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Molecular Biology -

BIOL 400 A

Instructor: Dr. Leonard D. Pysh
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2015SP
Room: LIFE 307
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: BIOL-315

Catalog Description:

A detailed analysis of information flow from DNA to RNA to protein, with emphasis on both prokaryotic and eukaryotic gene regulation. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk.

Marketing Management -

BUAD 233 A

Instructor: Mr. Bruce Manthe
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2015SP
Room: WEST 024
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: BUAD-110 or BUAD-215 & either ECON-121 or ECON-122

Catalog Description:

Principles, practices, and basic theore tical concepts in the field of marketing . Special attention will be given to sus tainable business activities. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Investments -

BUAD 242 A

Instructor: Dr. C. Michael Smith
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2015SP
Room: WEST 311
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: BUAD-225 and ECON-121 and 122, or permission

Catalog Description:

An introduction to security analysis, p rinciples, and problems of investments f or individuals and firms; management of the securities by risk and purpose of in vestors. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Business Policy -

BUAD 499 A

Instructor: Dr. W. Kevin Baker
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2015SP
Room: WEST 210
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: BUAD- 227, 233, 248, 254, 342, 348 and senior major status

Catalog Description:

The capstone course of the Business Administration curriculum. The students will use Strategic Management as the framework to integrate and apply the knowledge acquired from all the coursework in the Business Administration major. The course utilizes lecture, readings, case methodology, simulations, and a major project of starting a business entity. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk; Lab 3 hrs/wk.

Intro to Communication Studies -

COMM 101 B

Instructor: Prof Deborah H. Selby
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2015SP
Room: MILL 214
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

Introduction to oral communication and communication theory. Course includes st udy of various communication models and situations and the processes and techniq ues that function within them. It also e xamines cultural, symbolic, and perceptu al variants and their effects on the com munications process. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Mass Communication -

COMM 202 A

Instructor: Dr. Thomas J. Carter
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2015SP
Room: MILL 213
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: COMM-101

Catalog Description:

A survey of the theories, processes, ef fects, and media of mass communication. The course will focus on issues of conce rn principally to the mass media within the United States, but issues of globali zation will be addressed. Lecture: 3 hrs /wk.

Communication Theory -

COMM 250 A

Instructor: Dr. Guan-Soon Khoo
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2015SP
Room: MILL 112
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: COMM-101

Catalog Description:

An introduction to the most important contemporary theories of human communication. This course will explore general issues concerning the nature of theory and communication, the relation between theory and practice, and the influence of culture and gender. Students will critically examine how the communication process contributes to the development of information and meaning, selfhood, interpersonal relationships, social influence, and culture. (1) Lecture: 3hrs/wk.

Principles, Micro -

ECON 121 B

Instructor: Dr. Michael J. Enz
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2015SP
Room: WEST 325
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

An introduction to contemporary economic discourse with an emphasis on the pricing mechanism, production, competitive and imperfectly competitive markets, game theory, poverty and inequality, public economics and global trade. (1)

Economics Seminar -

ECON 461 A

Instructor: Dr. Edward Nik-Khah
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2015SP
Room: WEST 117
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: Senior standing in Economics or permission

Catalog Description:

An in-depth investigation of topical iss ues in economics at the advanced theory level. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Reading & Lit Elem Classroom -

EDUC 230 A

Instructor: Dr. Leslie D. Murrill
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2015SP
Room: BAST 238
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: EDUC-210

Catalog Description:

Examination of literature for children and adolescents as a context within which to introduce and strengthen skills that comprise reading: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension.

Diff Classrooms in Sec School -

EDUC 345 A

Instructor: Dr. Lisa G. Stoneman
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2015SP
Room: LUCS 210
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: VCLA and Praxis I math completed successfully or have met the SAT/ACT established pass score; EDUC-242, and EDUC-311 or LANG-341

Catalog Description:

Examination of the processes and strategies of curriculum design and implementation, including differentiated instruction. (1)

Field-Based Reading: Pre K-6 -

EDUC 370 A

Instructor: Dr. Lisa Earp
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2015SP
Room: BAST 300
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: Passing score on VCLA and Praxis I math completed successfully or have met the SAT/ACT established pass score, EDUC-330, and approval. Department approval is required for the course to be taken concurrently with 490, 491 or 492

Catalog Description:

examination of the use of formal and informal assess reading level, diagnose needs, and monitor student progress. Through field experiences, data organization and analysis will provide information to plan and implement individualized reading based instruction. (Field experience is required).

World Literature -

ENGL 260 A

Instructor: Dr. Srikanth Mallavarapu
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2015SP
Room: MILL 012
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

Critical reading and literary analysis of major texts and genres (poetry, prose , and drama) across periods in world lit erature. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Res Meth & Critical Perspectiv -

ENGL 315 A

Instructor: Dr. Kenneth W. McGraw
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2015SP
Room: MILL 212
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: RHET-125, and one additional 200-level ENGL literature course

Catalog Description:

An introduction to the methods of literary study that engages major debates and issues in the discipline, approaches to the elements and conventions of genre, and a sampling of literary perspectives and their critical applications. Students will learn to integrate their arguements with critical sources, bringing the critics' approaches to bear in the interception and appreciation of literary texts. This course will help students develop the skills necessary to produce a well researched, scholarly essay. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Yoga -

HHP 114 A

Instructor: Ms. Deborah Stevens
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2015SP
Room: ALUM 211
Units: 1/4
Pre-requisites/Comments: HHP-160

Fundamentals Rhythms & Danc -

HHP 206 A

Instructor: Mrs. Cynthia E. Edmunds
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2015SP
Room: BAST 214
Units: 1/2

Catalog Description:

The development of skill and teaching p rogressions in rhythmic movement, folk, modern, social, and square and aerobic d ance. Lecture-Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk.

Motor Behavior -

HHP 306 A

Instructor: Dr. Matthew P. Rearick
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2015SP
Room: LUCS 110
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: BIOL-230 and HHP-200 or permission

Catalog Description:

An examination of human motion using concepts from motor control, development and learning. Considerations for study will include basic neurophysiology and mechanics, fundamental human movement skills and their adaption to various stimuli, and principles of motion analysis. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Adv Prin & Prac Sport Mgmt -

HHP 412 A

Instructor: Dr. John W. Creasy
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2015SP
Room: LUCS 228
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: HHP-225

Catalog Description:

An in-depth analysis of the sport industry with roles and functions. Students will develop a thorough understanding of the following principles; facilities management, event management, risk management, marketing, finances, sponsorship, communications, compliance and career preparation. This course is designed to integrate key concepts from previous courses while requiring a comprehensive understanding of the industry.

Historical Methods -

HIST 300 A

Instructor: Dr. Mary J. Henold
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2015SP
Room: LIB 01
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: Completion of one 100-level HIST course, sophomore standing

Catalog Description:

This course serves as the introduction to the discipline, examining both the th eory and practice of history. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Issues in African History -

HIST 350 A

Instructor: Dr. Jesse W. Bucher
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2015SP
Room: WEST 123
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: HIST-300 or permission

Catalog Description:

An examination of issues of significance to the period. May be repeated for credit with different content. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

The Human Journey -

HNRS 202 C

Instructor: Dr. Virginia R. Stewart
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2015SP
Room: MILL 013
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

A two-semester humanities sequence focu sing on central themes that have been th e driving forces behind human civilizati on. Required of honors students, normall y in the second year.

Top in HNRS: Life in 21st Cen -

HNRS 301 C

Instructor: Dr. Darwin D. Jorgensen
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2015SP
Room: LIFE 402
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

Concentrated study of a special topic (o r topics) from any division of the Colle ge. Open to honors students or non-honor s students with a cumulative GPA of at l east 3.2.

Thinking Animals -

INQ 120 J2

Instructor: Dr. Valerie S. Banschbach
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2015SP
Room: LUCS 114
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

Investigates questions of values, individual and communal, from the standpoint of a particular field of learning. The course will teach reasoning skills through reading, writing and oral communication by linking key works with broader traditions of critical reflections on the good life. Students will be encouraged to explore ways in which they can use the course material for their own reflections on what it means to live well.

Civility in Politics -

INQ 120 T

Instructor: Dr. Bryan Parsons
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2015SP
Room: WEST 319
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

Investigates questions of values, individual and communal, from the standpoint of a particular field of learning. The course will teach reasoning skills through reading, writing and oral communication by linking key works with broader traditions of critical reflections on the good life. Students will be encouraged to explore ways in which they can use the course material for their own reflections on what it means to live well.

Life & Death in Medical Ethic -

INQ 120 K1

Instructor: Dr. James C. Peterson
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2015SP
Room: WEST 216
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

Investigates questions of values, individual and communal, from the standpoint of a particular field of learning. The course will teach reasoning skills through reading, writing and oral communication by linking key works with broader traditions of critical reflections on the good life. Students will be encouraged to explore ways in which they can use the course material for their own reflections on what it means to live well.

Mobile Apps -

INQ 241 B

Instructor: Dr. Durell Bouchard
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2015SP
Room: TREX 363
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: INQ-240, HNRS-240, or a Mathematics or Statistics course; sophomore standing is recommended

Catalog Description:

Further develops the ability to use quantitative, mathematical, and computational reasoning by exploring a problem or issue. Through a focused topic, students gain insight into mathematics or computer science as a mode of inquiry.

Energy At the Crossroads -

INQ 251 C

Instructor: Dr. Jon C. Cawley
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2015SP
Room: LUCS 107
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: INQ-250 or any lab science

Catalog Description:

Further develops the ability to use the methodologies of the natural sciences by exploring a science topic in depth. The course will be narrowly focused within science while allowing connection to a social, political, ethical, or historical issue.

The Moral Problem of Politics -

INQ 260PS A

Instructor: Dr. Justin Garrison
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2015SP
Room: WEST 125
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

Introduces the methodologies of the social sciences through an inquiry-focused approach to a topic. The course seeks to develop students' critical thinking skills through the exploration and application of social scientific methods. Individual sections will be taught in a particular discipline.

Love, Lust & Limerence-Global -

INQ 260PY G2

Instructor: Dr. Galdino F. Pranzarone
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2015SP
Room: LIFE 515
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

Introduces the methodologies of the social sciences through an inquiry-focused approach to a topic. The course seeks to develop students' critical thinking skills through the exploration and application of social scientific methods. Individual sections will be taught in a particular discipline.

Advocating for the Arts -

INQ 300 O

Instructor: Dr. Joseph L. Blaha
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2015SP
Room: OLIN 231
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: Completion of all required 100-level and -200-level INQ courses

Catalog Description:

Asks students to look back on their experiences and their work in the Intellectual Inquiry Curriculum in order to make explicit, meaningful connections to contemporary issues. In addition to individual written assignments, students will work in small groups to research and develop a proposal concerning a concept, approach, or solution to a problem that will be presented in a formal defense.

End of the World As We Know It -

INQ 300 Q

Instructor: Dr. Richard Grant
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2015SP
Room: TREX 362
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: Completion of all required 100-level and -200-level INQ courses

Catalog Description:

Asks students to look back on their experiences and their work in the Intellectual Inquiry Curriculum in order to make explicit, meaningful connections to contemporary issues. In addition to individual written assignments, students will work in small groups to research and develop a proposal concerning a concept, approach, or solution to a problem that will be presented in a formal defense.

Headline Literature -

INQ 300 M

Instructor: Dr. Martha Kuchar
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2015SP
Room: MILL 114
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: Completion of all required 100-level and -200-level INQ courses

Catalog Description:

Asks students to look back on their experiences and their work in the Intellectual Inquiry Curriculum in order to make explicit, meaningful connections to contemporary issues. In addition to individual written assignments, students will work in small groups to research and develop a proposal concerning a concept, approach, or solution to a problem that will be presented in a formal defense.

Science Reporting -

INQ 300 I

Instructor: Dr. Hannah Robbins
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2015SP
Room: TREX 263
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: Completion of all required 100-level and -200-level INQ courses

Catalog Description:

Asks students to look back on their experiences and their work in the Intellectual Inquiry Curriculum in order to make explicit, meaningful connections to contemporary issues. In addition to individual written assignments, students will work in small groups to research and develop a proposal concerning a concept, approach, or solution to a problem that will be presented in a formal defense.

Elementary Japanese II -

JAPN 102 A

Instructor: Ms. Yasuko Kumazawa
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2015SP
Room: LUCS 010
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: JAPN-102

Catalog Description:

A study of the fundamentals of Japanese with emphasis on pronunciation and aura l comprehension. Includes oral and writt en work, cultural material, and selected readings. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.; Laborator y: 1 hr/wk.

Differential Equations -

MATH 331 A

Instructor: Dr. Chris Lee
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2015SP
Room: TREX 372
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: MATH-201 or permission

Catalog Description:

Ordinary differential equations with app lications. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Math Seminar -

MATH 491 A

Instructor: Dr. David G. Taylor
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2015SP
Room: TREX 374
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: Two of MATH-361, MATH-371, and MATH-381.

Catalog Description:

Advanced topics in pure and applied mat hematics, presentation of math projects, topics in the history of math. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Topics in Philosophy of Relg. -

PHIL 321 A

Instructor: Dr. Hans M. Zorn
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2015SP
Room: WEST 111
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: Previous PHIL course or permission

Catalog Description:

A detailed examination of a topic in the philosophy of religion. Topics for any given semester will be chosen from among such issues as the problem of suffering, the epistemology of religious belief, religious language, and philosophical theology. May be repeated for credit.

Theory in Int Relations -

POLI 247 A

Instructor: Dr. Edward A. Lynch
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2015SP
Room: LUCS 227
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: POLI-231 or permission

Catalog Description:

In-depth examination of the theoretical lenses in the field of International Relations, complemented by the application of the theories to contemporary issues. (1)

Drugs and Behavior -

PSYC 270 A

Instructor: Dr. Angela A. Allen
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2015SP
Room: LIFE 502
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: PSYC 101 or permission.

Catalog Description:

An examination of the mechanisms of actions, uses, effects and abuse liability of range of drugs. Both therapeutic drugs (such as antidepressants and antipsychotics) and recreational drugs (such as alcohol, stimulants and marijuana) will be addressed. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Cognition -

PSYC 340 A

Instructor: Dr. Mary K. Camac
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2015SP
Room: LUCS 127
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: PSYC-101 or permission.

Catalog Description:

An examination of the research and theo ry of complex cognitive processes. Topic s covered include memory, cognitive deve lopment, language, thinking, concept for mation, pattern recognition, and problem solving. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Introduction to Sociology -

SOCI 101 B

Instructor: Dr. Kristi L. Hoffman
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2015SP
Room: TRT 207
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

An introduction to the field of sociolog y with an emphasis on the study of socia l groups and how they influence human be havior and society. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Research Methods -

SOCI 251 A

Instructor: Dr. Lane M. Destro
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2015SP
Room: TRT 106
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: SOCI-101 and one 200-level sociology course, or ENVI-250

Catalog Description:

An examination of the research techniqu es used by sociologists. Attention is gi ven to research design, survey research, sampling, field research, experimental research, and the ethics of research. Un derstanding the basics of research and m astery of research skills are both empha sized. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

The Information Society -

SOCI 365 A

Instructor: Dr. M. Gilbert Dunn
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2015SP
Room: TRT 306
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: SOCI-101

Catalog Description:

An examination of theory, research, and debate concerning the nature of and cha nge in information in contemporary socie ty. Topics covered will include traditio nal and critical theory, information the ory, theories of mass communication and mass society, innovation and diffusion a s well as postindustrial and post modern perspectives. Media ethics, privacy con troversies, and policy implications are also considered. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Play Direction -

THEA 450 A

Instructor: Dr. Lisa C. Warren
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2015SP
Room: OLIN 102
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: THEA-211.

Catalog Description:

The principles, problems, and technique s of directing plays. Lecture: 4.5 hrs/w k.