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Recommended Course Offerings – Fall Semester 2015

Art. ART 020: Introduction to Drawing. Drawing Introductory experience in making of art through drawing media; designed for non-majors seeking general overview of studio practice.

Section 001: T 1:10 PM - 3:55 PM

Art. ART 166: Artistic Concepts of Form. A studio course that utilizes lecture and varied media experiences to investigate form in artistic expression.

Section 001: T 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Biobehavioral Health. BB H 143: Drugs, Behavior, and Health. Health aspects of use and abuse of licit and illicit drugs; related social problems and prevention.

Section 010: M 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Biology. BIOL 110: Basic Concepts and Biodiversity. A study of the evolution of the major groups of organisms including the fundamental concepts of biology.

Section 001: M W F 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM  and  W 1:00 PM - 2:50 PM

Biology. BIOL 127: Introduction to Plant Biology. Cellular structure and organization; physiological processes; classification; reproduction and development; relationship of plant groups.

Section 001: M 10:00 AM - 11:50 AM  and  W F 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies. CAMS 045: Classical Mythology. Introduction to Greek and Roman divinities, heroes and heroines; survey of the major myths and their influence on Western culture.

Section 001: T R 2:55 PM - 4:10 PM

Communications Arts and Sciences. CAS 100A: Effective Speech. Principles of communication, implemented through presentation of speeches, with some attention to group discussion and message evaluation.

Section 001: M W F 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Section 002: M W F 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Section 003: M W F 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM

Communications. COMM 100: The Mass Media and Society. Mass communications in the United States: organization, role, content, and effects of newspapers, magazines, television, radio, books, and films.

Section 001: M W F 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM

Criminal Justice. CRIMJ 013: Juvenile Delinquency. Juvenile conduct, causes of delinquency, current methods of treatment; organization and function of agencies concerned with delinquency.

Section 001: T R 10:50 AM - 12:05 PM

Criminal Justice. CRIMJ 100: Introduction to Criminal Justice. Overview of the criminal justice system, including legal foundations, processing and correction of offenders, extent and types of crime, victims.

Section 001: T R 9:25 AM - 10:40 AM

Criminal Justice. CRIMJ 113: Introduction to Law. Introduction to law in society with a focus on criminal law, judicial code, laws of sentencing and corrections, criminal procedure.

Section 010: R 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Economics. ECON 102: Introductory Microeconomic Analysis and Policy. Methods of economic analysis and their use; price determination; theory of the firm; distribution.

Section 001: M W F 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM  and  WEB

Economics. ECON 104: Introductory Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy. National income measurement; aggregate economic models; money and income; policy problems.

Section 001: M W F 11:00 AM - 11:50  and  WEB

Educational Theory and Policy. EDTHP 115A: Competing Rights: Issues in American Education. An examination of educational issues relevant to democratic citizenship; emphasis is on understanding the relationship among politics, schools, and society.

Section 001: T R 9:25 AM - 10:40 AM

English. ENGL 050: Introduction to Creative Writing. Practice and criticism in the reading, analysis and composition of fiction, nonfiction and poetry writing.

Section 001: W 3:00 PM - 5:45 PM

English. ENGL 103: The Great Traditions in American Literature. Major works of fiction, drama, and poetry from the colonial to the modern periods expressing enduring issues and values.

Section 001: T R 9:25 AM - 10:40 AM

English. ENGL 136: The Graphic Novel. The graphic novel as a literary and visual form (produced primarily in English).

Section 001: T R 10:50 AM - 12:05 PM

English. ENGL 145: Modern Irish Literature. Irish literature in the twentieth century and beyond; focus on the interplay of poltical, social, and cultural, forces on literature.

Section 001: T R 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

English. ENGL 179: Exploring the Literature of Food: Current Trends in American Food Writing and Environmentalism. Examines historical and contemporary American food literature.

Section 001: M W F 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM

Geography. GEOG 020: Human Geography: An Introduction. Spatial perspective on human societies in a modernizing world; regional examples; use of space and environmental resources; elements of geographic planning.

Section 001: T R 9:25 AM - 10:40 AM

Geosciences. GEOSC 020: Planet Earth. Nontechnical presentation of earth processes, materials, and landscape. Practicum includes field trips, study of maps, rocks, and dynamic models, introduction to geologic experimentation.

Section 010: W 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

History. HIST 002: The Western Heritage II. A survey of the Western heritage from the dawn of modern Europe in the seventeenth century to the present.

Section 001: M W F 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM 

History. HIST 110: Nature and History. A broad introduction to the history of human relationships with nature throughout the world.

Section 001: M W 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

History. HIST 153: The Indian in North America. A survey of the American Indian from prehistory to the present.

Section 001:  M W F 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Integrative Arts. INART 115: The Popular Arts in America: Popular Music. An examination of the roots, development, and significance of popular music in our culture.

Section 001: T R 10:50 AM - 12:05 PM

Music. MUSIC 009: Introduction to World Musics. An overview of the music of India, China, Japan, Indonesia, Africa, and the Middle East.

Section 001: T R 9:25 AM - 10:40 AM

Psychology. PSYCH 100: Introductory Psychology. Introduction to general psychology; principles of human behavior and their applications.

Section 001: T R 9:25 AM - 10:40 AM

Rehabilitation and Human Services. RHS 100: Introduction to Disability Culture. Social and cultural contexts of disability on both a micro and macro levels will be examined.

Section 001: M W F 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM

Sociology. SOC 001: Introductory Sociology. The nature and characteristics of human societies and social life.

Section 001: T R 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM


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