Course List

Introduc to Global Management -

BUAD 211 A

Instructor: Mr. Michael Hutkin
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: WEST 024
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

An introduction to the organizational, legal, economic, human and cultural aspe cts of conducting and managing business internationally. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Information Systems -

BUAD 218 B

Instructor: Dr. Pamela S. Galluch
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: WEST 127
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: BUAD-110 or BUAD 215 and MATH-111 or permission.

Catalog Description:

This course explores the fundamental concepts of information systems in modern organizations. The course provides intensive preparation in the most useful applications of computers in business.

Business Policy -

BUAD 499 A

Instructor: Dr. W. Kevin Baker
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2014FA
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: 2014FA
Room: MILL 213
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. Guan-Soon Khoo
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: MILL 112
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.

Research Methods -

COMM 350 B

Instructor: Dr. Debra Burns Melican
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: MILL 114
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: COMM-250

Catalog Description:

Introduction to the principles and basic skills necessary to criticize research literature. In this course students will develop descriptive and experimental studies using data collection, analysis and presentation techniques in communication research. (1) Lecture: 3hrs/wk.

Econ Pub Sect & Its Finance -

ECON 242 A

Instructor: Dr. Edward Nik-Khah
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: WEST 228
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: ECON-121 and 122

Catalog Description:

An analysis of the relationship between the state and the market, with an emphasis on the role of the state in reducing poverty and inequality, promoting health, safeguarding the environment, addressing corporate power, and financing these activities through effective taxation. (1)

Diff Instr for Elem Lang Arts -

EDUC 330 A

Instructor: Dr. Leslie D. Murrill
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: BAST 238
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: VCLA and Praxis I math attempted or have met the SAT/ACT established pass score, EDUC-230 and EDUC-242

Catalog Description:

Examination of educational theory, pedagogical methods and issues related to teaching reading, writing, spelling and oral communication in the PreK-6 classroom.

Field-Based Reading: Pre K-6 -

EDUC 370 A

Instructor: Dr. Lisa Earp
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2014FA
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).

The Art and History of Film -

ENGL 256 A

Instructor: Dr. Srikanth Mallavarapu
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: MILL 113
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

Critical study of selected films drawn from a variety of periods and national cinemas. The course will focus on the elements of film and how directors use these elements to achieve their effects and make their meanings. Works will be placed within the history of cinema, allowing attention to how the elements of film art have developed over time. Lecture: 3hrs/wk; Laboratory: 3hrs/wk.

Sp St: Russian Literature -

ENGL 301 A

Instructor: Dr. Martha Kuchar
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: MILL 012
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: RHET-125, ENGL-240 or 250, and one other 200-level ENGL literature course

Catalog Description:

Concentrated study of a special topic. L ecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Sp Top: Conservation Science -

ENVI 265 A

Instructor: Dr. Valerie S. Banschbach
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 307
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: ENVI-130 or BIOL-120

Catalog Description:

Investigation of a special topic not regularly offered, with the topic determined by the faculty member. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Tennis -

HHP 101 B

Instructor: Mr. James Buriak
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: BAST 216
Units: 1/4
Pre-requisites/Comments: HHP-160

Yoga -

HHP 114 A

Instructor: Ms. Deborah Stevens
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: ALUM 211
Units: 1/4
Pre-requisites/Comments: HHP-160

Introduction to Public History -

HIST 205 A

Instructor: Staff
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: WEST 319
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

This course uses a combination of scholarship, practice, and theory to introduce the bourgeoning field of Public History. Special focus will be given to museums, archives, oral history, cultural landscapes, and controversial topics.(1)

Issues in Modern America -

HIST 370 B

Instructor: Dr. Mary J. Henold
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: WEST 125
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.

Atlantic Slave Trade -

INQ 110 R

Instructor: Dr. Jesse W. Bucher
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: WEST 111
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

Introduces students to critical thinking in higher education, taking as its starting point a focused topic in a scholarly field. Critical inquiry will be taught in the context of careful reading of important intellectual works, as well as inquiry-based writing assignments. Research and collaborative skills will also be developed in an integrative setting designed to promote a student's journey toward a life of critical inquiry.

Poetry: What is it Good For? -

INQ 110 KK1

Instructor: Ms. Mary Crockett Hill
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LUCS 210
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

Introduces students to critical thinking in higher education, taking as its starting point a focused topic in a scholarly field. Critical inquiry will be taught in the context of careful reading of important intellectual works, as well as inquiry-based writing assignments. Research and collaborative skills will also be developed in an integrative setting designed to promote a student's journey toward a life of critical inquiry.

Other Peoples' Stories -

INQ 110 Z

Instructor: Dr. Virginia R. Stewart
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: MILL 013
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

Introduces students to critical thinking in higher education, taking as its starting point a focused topic in a scholarly field. Critical inquiry will be taught in the context of careful reading of important intellectual works, as well as inquiry-based writing assignments. Research and collaborative skills will also be developed in an integrative setting designed to promote a student's journey toward a life of critical inquiry.

Finding Ourselves in Folktales -

INQ 110 M2

Instructor: Dr. Lisa G. Stoneman
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LUCS 110
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

Introduces students to critical thinking in higher education, taking as its starting point a focused topic in a scholarly field. Critical inquiry will be taught in the context of careful reading of important intellectual works, as well as inquiry-based writing assignments. Research and collaborative skills will also be developed in an integrative setting designed to promote a student's journey toward a life of critical inquiry.

Mobile Apps -

INQ 241 A

Instructor: Dr. Durell Bouchard
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2014FA
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.

Astronomy Controversies -

INQ 250AS A

Instructor: Dr. Matthew C. Fleenor
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: TREX 372
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

Introduces the methodologies of the natural sciences through an inquiry-focused approach to a topic. Students will explore the types of questions that science asks and how it attempts to answer them by defining and classifying information, developing models, identifying patterns, and drawing conclusions based upon data.

Energy At the Crossroads -

INQ 251 B

Instructor: Dr. Jon C. Cawley
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: MILL 212
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.

Public Opinion in Virginia -

INQ 260PS A2

Instructor: Dr. Harry L. Wilson
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: WEST 216
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: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 301
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.

Does Art Imitate Life? -

INQ 270 B

Instructor: Dr. Jane C. Long
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: OLIN 231
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

Develops a sense of historical perspective and the ability to use the methodologies of the humanities or the fine arts by exploring a subject drawn from the period before 1500.

The Silk Road-Global -

INQ 270 G3

Instructor: Staff
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: WEST 022
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

Develops a sense of historical perspective and the ability to use the methodologies of the humanities or the fine arts by exploring a subject drawn from the period before 1500.

Dear Old Roanoke -

INQ 271 I

Instructor: Dr. Mark F. Miller
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: WEST 117
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

Develops a sense of historical perspective and the ability to use the methodologies of the humanities or the fine arts by exploring a subject drawn from the period from 1500 to the present.

Winning, Money & the NCAA -

INQ 300 K

Instructor: Dr. John W. Creasy
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: BAST 214
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 L

Instructor: Dr. Richard Grant
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2014FA
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.

Issues in Education -

INQ 300 J

Instructor: Dr. Maria Stallions
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LUCS 207
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 I -

JAPN 101 A

Instructor: Ms. Yasuko Kumazawa
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LUCS 010
Units: 1

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.

English As a Second Language I -

LANG 221 A

Instructor: Dr. Alison M. Clifton
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LUCS 107
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

Basic English proficiency for intermedi ate English as a Second Language student s. Emphasis is on the appropriate use of academic vocabulary, grammatical struct ures, verbal expression, and cultural in ferences. Lecture: 3hrs/wk.

Abstract Algebra -

MATH 361 A

Instructor: Dr. Karin R. Saoub
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: TREX 374
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: MATH-131 and 201; students are stongly encouraged to have completed their Transitions COurse requirement before enrolling for this course.

Catalog Description:

Axiomatic study of selected algebraic structures, including groups and rings.Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Faith and Philosophy -

PHIL 221 A

Instructor: Dr. Hans M. Zorn
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: WEST 123
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

An examination of the fundamental questions, concerning rationality and religious belief. The course addresses questions such as whether it is rational to believe in God and whether we can know anything about God, along with different ways of answering these questions and the different views of reason and religious faith the answers imply. (1)

Intro. to Political Science -

POLI 101 B

Instructor: Dr. Justin Garrison
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: WEST 311
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

An introduction to the science of American and global politics with emphasis on concepts, methods, and principles. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

International Politics -

POLI 231 A

Instructor: Staff
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: WEST 325
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: POLI-101 or permission

Catalog Description:

An examination of the nature of the int ernational political system, the perspec tives and behaviors of nation-states, an d the role and influence of both intergo vernmental organizations and non-governm ental actors. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Introduction to Psychology -

PSYC 101 F

Instructor: Dr. Angela A. Allen
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 502
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

An overview of the field of psychology w ith emphasis on basic processes in human behavior. (This course is a prerequisit e for all other courses in the departmen t.) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Creative Thinking & Prblm Solv -

PSYC 220 A

Instructor: Dr. Edward R. Whitson
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 515
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: PSYC 101 or permission.

Catalog Description:

An introduction to creative thinking and creative problem-solving, including definitions, theories, and asessment of creativity as well as research about creativity and the creative process. Attention will be given to skills of creative thinking and presentation of a creative problem-solving model. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Res Sem: Evolutionary Psychol -

PSYC 420 C

Instructor: Dr. Christopher Buchholz
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 527
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: PSYC 204 and 205 and a 300 level PSYC course.

Catalog Description:

An advanced, research-oriented seminar where students in small groups propose and carry out an empirically based research study. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Introduction to Sociology -

SOCI 101 A

Instructor: Dr. Lane M. Destro
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2014FA
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.

Social Theory -

SOCI 353 A

Instructor: Dr. M. Gilbert Dunn
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: TRT 306
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: SOCI-252 or permission

Catalog Description:

An examination of the ideas and importan t contributions of major sociological th eorists to the discipline of sociology. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Seminar -

SOCI 454 A

Instructor: Dr. Kristi L. Hoffman
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: TRT 106
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: SOCI-353 and senior status

Catalog Description:

A capstone course for the sociology majo r that includes an in-depth review and a nalysis of major themes within sociology .

Stagecraft -

THEA 125 A

Instructor: Mr. George N. Arthur
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: OLIN 232
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

Techniques and principles of scenery con struction and other elements of technica l production. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.; Labora tory: 70 hrs/term.