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WS 2600. Introduction to LGBT Studies (3).F.

This course will provide a multi-disciplinary introduction to the study of historical, cultural, political and theoretical issues relevant to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals and communities and their allies.

SOC 1530–1531. Selected Topics (1–4). On Demand.

This course cannot be applied to the sociology major or minor or applied to general education requirements.

SOC 1110. Sociology of Intimate Relationships (3).F;S.

Sociological perspectives and knowledge concerning intimate relationships, marriage, and family life in American society. General topics include marriage and marital relations; the family as a social institution; intimacy and love; sex, sexuality, and sexual relations; gender relations; singlehood; family dynamics; parenthood and child rearing; family crisis, conflict, and change; and marital separation, divorce, and remarriage.

PS 1200. Current Political Issues (3).F;S.

A study of the current political issues and problems facing the national government. Problems in such areas as labor, education, the economy, agriculture, equal rights, foreign relations and national security will be analyzed. Not open to students with credit for PS 1201.

ENG 2130. Ethnic American Literature (3).F;S.

A study of major ethnic American literature, with a particular focus on Latino American, Asian American, and/or American Indian
writers.

COM 2112. Online Public Discourse (3). On Demand.

Examination of the effects of Internet-based communication tools on issue awareness, formulation of perspectives, and exchange of views.

Globalization is reshaping our lives. A strong but often overlooked consequence of the dramatic social changes brought about by globalization and democratization centers on personal life. The rise of modern global and democratic societies has fundamentally changed the contours of all human interactions—including romantic relationships, family structures, sexuality, emotions, religion, ethical decisions, use of technology, perceptions of risk, and lifestyle choices.

Democracy and Personal Life

COM 2112

ENG 2130 (LS)

PS 1200

SOC 1110

SOC 1530

WS 2600

WGC 1104. Investigations: Global (6).S.

Priority enrollment given to Watauga Global Community students.
An experiential, interdisciplinary study in the humanities and social sciences of significant global issues (historical, economic, social, cultural, ideological, aesthetic) and their relationships with local, regional, and national issues.

Investigations Global

WGC 1104

An experiential, interdisciplinary study in the humanities and social sciences of significant global issues (historical, economic, social, cultural, ideological, aesthetic) and their relationships with local, regional, and national issues.
This course is available only to Watauga Global Community students.

HIS 1525. Honors: Problems in Global History (3).F;S.

An in-depth examination of selected events, issues, systems, processes, or developments in global history, and their relationship
to and effect upon local regions. Particular emphasis will be given to development of critical thinking skills appropriate to historical
inquiry. HIS 1525 cannot be repeated for credit and does not count toward the requirements for a History major or minor.

HIS 1520. Honors: Patterns of Global History (3).F;S.

An honors course examining selected themes in global history with an emphasis on the historical context of global issues, processes,
trends, and systems as they have affected local regions. HIS 1520 cannot be repeated for credit and does not count toward the
requirements for a History major or minor. (MULTI-CULTURAL) (CORE: SOCIAL SCIENCES)

Courses within this theme investigate dynamic aspects of culture and society. Students explore connections between historical and contemporary ideology and their manifestations in various cultures. Courses employ inquiry-based methodologies, cultural immersion, and collaboration as they elevate conceptual knowledge.

MUS 2014. Jazz Music in American Society (3).F;S.

Jazz may be the United States’ only original contribution to music. Due to its comparatively recent emergence as a recognized art
form, a great deal of confusion exists as to the meaning, origins, development, and the place of jazz relative to other areas of music.
This course will define jazz as precisely as possible and show its evolution in the historical background of the United States. Lecture
three hours.

IDS 2000. This Grand Experiment: An Introduction to American Studies (3).F.

Since the 1930s, scholars have been studying the core values and ideas that define American (U.S.) culture. American Studies scholars integrate ideas and methods from a diverse array of disciplines in examining what it is that makes this place and its people “American.” In this course, students will review the roots of American Studies and the concepts of exceptionalism, multiculturalism, and transnationalism, which have characterized how U.S. culture is perceived both here and abroad. Embedded in these concepts are physical, economic, political, and demographic characteristics that have historically and continue to define "America."

MUS 2015. History of Rock Music (3).F;S;SS.

Study of musical groups, soloists and styles related to the evolution of this genre, and on related social, historic and political events. Rock music from the early 1950s through significant developments of the late 1970s. Lecture three hours. (CORE: HUMANITIES)

IDS 2200. Race and Resistance: Perspectives on African Americans in the Jim Crow South (3).S.

Race remains one of America's central organizing principles. This course will explore how African Americans in the South, following the Civil War, struggled against white supremacy in their politics and in their culture, in the process creating perhaps our nation's most successful non-violent campaign for social change, the Civil Rights Movement. To do this, we will explore the African American experience from a variety of disciplinary perspectives: scholars from different disciplines, students will come to understand, can approach the past very differently. Students will also become acquainted with popular aspects of African American culture, such as jazz, blues, dance, religion and food. During the course of the semester, students will design their own research projects, integrating knowledge drawn from a variety of disciplinary approaches and methods, presenting their research in both written form and other media.

In this theme, students will explore the various ways a culture, or cultures, use literary, political, social, and artistic forms of creative expression. These forms include, but are not limited to, visual arts, dance, drama, music, film, and poetry. Courses blend an atmosphere of sensory discovery, performance, analysis, inquiry, and collaboration. Courses employ inquiry-based methodologies, cultural immersion, and collaboration as they elevate conceptual knowledge.

MUS 2613. Survey of Western Music (3).F;S.

A survey of Western music from the Renaissance through the 20th century. Emphasis is placed on style and form of music as perceived
by the listener. Lecture three hours. (CORE: HUMANITIES/MUSIC MAJORS ONLY)

WGC 2100-2199. Tangents (3).F;S.

An experiential, interdisciplinary study in the humanities and/or social sciences of the historical, social, literary, cultural, and/or aesthetic perspectives of specific topics. Course content and topics will vary. (WRITING; SPEAKING; MULTI-CULTURAL; CROSS-DISCIPLINARY) (CORE: HUMANITIES/SOCIAL SCIENCES)

WGC 3100-3199. Junior Seminar (3).F;S.

An experiential, interdisciplinary study in the humanities and/or social sciences or natural sciences of the historical, social, literary, cultural, aesthetic, and systems analysis perspectives of specific topics. Course content and topics will vary. (WRITING; SPEAKING; MULTI-CULTURAL; CROSS-DISCIPLINARY) (CORE: HUMANITIES/SOCIAL SCIENCES)

Understanding Culture through Social Practice

WGC 2100-2199

WGC 3100-3199

AS/GLY 2301. The History of Coal from the Pennsylvanian to the Present (3).S.

Coal has played a critical role in the history of the southern Appalachians. The geologic processes that formed coal and shaped the landscape into the steep ridges and hollows of the Appalachian coalfields have directly affected the human history of the region – from hunting in pre-colonial times, to settlement and subsistence farming in the 1800s, to mining and unionization in the 1900s, to mountaintop removal and natural gas/coalbed methane extraction in the last decade. This course covers the physical and chemical processes that form coal as well as the tectonic and geomorphologic processes that formed the landscape of the coalfields and
shaped the agricultural practices of the early settlers. It examines the cultural history of coal mining and life in the company-owned coal camps and the political history of unionization through literature and film. The economics and environmental consequences of coal-fired power plants are discussed, and the environmental and occupational hazards associated with both underground and surface coal mining are analyzed from both a scientific and a sociological perspective. (Same as AS 2301.)

RM 2100. Leisure in Society

This course focuses on relationships between the individual and society in the context of leisure. It examines both the biological and cognitive foundations of individual leisure behavior and the cultural forces that influence personal experience. Emphasis is on how an individual's leisure simultaneously shapes and is shaped by diverse group, organizational and social contexts.

ENG 2120. African-American Literature (3).F;S.

A critical study of the work of outstanding African-American writers. (WRITING; MULTI-CULTURAL) (CORE:HUMANITIES/LITERATURE)

Capitalism had its critics before it even had a name. Yet capitalism has endured. And so has the criticism. While each course will provide its own unique perspective and areas of emphasis, all courses will address economics and economic systems; articulate the essential principles of free market capitalism; assess the underlying assumptions, constraints, and known limitations of market-based systems; and examine issues of market failure and theories of government regulation of markets.

PS 3410. Marxism (3). On Demand.

Explores the basic principles and features found within Marxist thought. This includes some discussions of Marx’s immediate predecessors such as Hegel and Feuerbach in post-Marxist socialist and communist literature. (MULTI -CULT URAL; CROSS DISCIPLINARY )

MGT 3040. Child Labor in Global and Historical Perspectives (3).S.

Child labor is a complex social and economic problem in the less-developed nations of the world today. Yet, we know of no industrially advanced nation that did not go through its own "dirty phase" of pervasive use of child labor. This course examines child labor from both historical and contemporary global perspectives.

HIS 3524. World Economy: History and Theory (3).F. Even-numbered years.

This course traces the development of the world economy to the present, focusing on the search for the determinants of economic success and the various solutions that have been offered. The long term changes in world income and population are quantified (mainly for the second millennium), the forces that explain the success of rich countries are identified, and the obstacles that hindered economic advance in lagging regions are explored. We will emphasize the interaction between empirical methods and interdisciplinary theories. The interaction between wealthy nations and the rest of the world is scrutinized to assess the degree to which backwardness may have been due to Western policy. Also, special emphasis will be placed on the analysis of government spending patterns and the economic impact of conflicts.

FIN 2860. Personal Finance (3). On Demand.

A study of the key concepts, tools, and techniques of personal financial management. Focus is placed on the financial statements of the individual. The balance sheet model includes a discussion of personal assets - both financial and non- financial, personal liabilities including all types of loans, and personal net worth. The implications of the current financial environment (i.e., changing tax laws, savings instruments, interest rates, etc.) is also considered from the standpoint of the individual.

Capitalism and Its Critics

ECO 2030

FIN 2860

HIS 3524

MGT 3040

PS 3410

GHY 1010. Introduction to Physical Geography (3).F;S.

A comprehensive study of our physical earth emphasizing the distributional patterns and inter-relatedness of its land, soils, natural vegetation and habitat, and weather and climate. Examinations of environmental issues including hazardous wastes, acid rain, floods, droughts, deforestation and air pollution. (CORE: SOCIAL SCIENCES)

FRE/GER/SNH 1060. Accelerated Intermediate French/German/Spanish (6). On Demand.

Combines FRE/GER/SNH 1040 and FRE 1050. Prerequisite: FRE/GER/SNH 1020 or the equivalent. Class meets daily for a total of 300 minutes per week. Laboratory work required. (MULTI -CULT URAL) (CORE: HUMANITIES)

DAN 2030. Dance, Media and Culture (3).On Demand.

This course will focus on the intersection of dance, media and culture by contextualizing an emerging role of dance from an elitist perspective to a populist activity. Content will include a global perspective of dance on film, technological advances in digital dance media and the creation of fusion dance forms as a means of cultural expression.

SW 2020. The American Social Welfare System (3).F;S.

An introduction to social welfare as a concept and as a social institution: overview of the public and private network of social programs
and services intended to help fulfill basic human needs. Analysis of major social issues, problems, and values which shape social
policy and the distribution of resources in the U.S., with attention to several other nations. Visit to human service agency required.
(CORE: SOCIAL SCIENCES)

MUS 2023. Music and Gender (3). S

An investigation of the social constructions of gender and how they are reflected in music. Topics will include how gender constructions operate in compositional, performance and teaching practices.

IND 2012. Product Design (3).F;S.

This is an introduction to product design and problem-solving techniques. Emphasis is given to history of industrial design, methods for communicating design ideas, systematic design, product design specifications, corporate strategies in planning product innovations, fundamentals of materials and manufacturing processes used in the mass production of consumer products. Students will write multiple reports and give oral presentations throughout the semester. Selected assignments from this course will be appropriate for inclusion in student portfolios. Lecture three hours. (WRITING; SPEAKING)

FCS 1000. Apparel and Consumer Behavior (3).F.

An introductory study of the nature and importance of life styles; communication, economics, psychology, sociology, design and
concepts of manufacturing, marketing and retailing as factors which influence consumer acceptance and utilization of fashions.
Lecture three hours.

WGC 2300-2399. Tangents (3).F;S.

An experiential, interdisciplinary study in the humanities and/or social sciences of the historical, social, literary, cultural, and/or aesthetic perspectives of specific topics. Course content and topics will vary. (WRITING; SPEAKING; MULTI-CULTURAL; CROSS-DISCIPLINARY) (CORE: HUMANITIES/SOCIAL SCIENCES)

WGC 3300-3399. Junior Seminar (3).F;S.

An experiential, interdisciplinary study in the humanities and/or social sciences or natural sciences of the historical, social, literary, cultural, aesthetic, and systems analysis perspectives of specific topics. Course content and topics will vary. (WRITING; SPEAKING; MULTI-CULTURAL; CROSS-DISCIPLINARY) (CORE: HUMANITIES/SOCIAL SCIENCES)

IDS 2302. Freudian Dreams (3).S.

This course provides an introduction to dreams and psychoanalytic theory through a study of Sigmund Freud’s influential book: The Interpretation of Dreams. The history of thought surrounding dreams, the creative process of dreaming and the transformation of thoughts and words into images, as well as the psychoanalytic interpretations of the social, sexual, and cultural meanings to be found in dreams will be examined and explored. Students will also be introduced to the idea of Freud as critique, as well as to some critiques of Freud’s approach to dreams.

Shaping the Human Environment

COM 3531

FCS 1000

IND 2012

Creative Expressions of Culture

WGC 2300-2399

WGC 3300-3399

IDS 2302

As human beings, we constantly shape and reshape our environment; in doing so we shape and reshape our relationship to the aesthetics of that environment.  Courses in this theme could explore the relationship of design choices to varied aesthetic systems and media, how humans produce meaning through interaction with designed artifacts, and ways that design can be used for understanding and improving the human condition.

MUS 3611. Music History and Style III (2).F.

GEN ED: Junior Writing in the Discipline (WID)
An examination of the development of Western notated music and musical style as revealed through studies of social influences,
biographical figures, and notated musical scores from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. (WRITING; MULTI-CULTURAL;
CROSS-DISCIPLINARY ) (CORE: HUMANITIES/MUSIC MAJORS ONLY )

MUS 2612. Music History and Style II (2).S.

An examination of the development of Western notated music and musical style as revealed through studies of social influences,
biographical figures, and notated musical scores from the mid-seventeenth century to the mid-nineteenth century. (WRITING; MULTICULT
URAL; CROSS-DISCIPLINARY ) (CORE: HUMANITIES/MUSIC MAJORS ONLY )

MUS 2611. Music History and Style I (2).F.

An overview of the stylistic tendencies throughout Western music history and an examination of the development of Western notated music and musical style as revealed through studies of social influences, biographical figures, and notated musical scores from ancient times to the mid-seventeenth century. (MULTI -CULT URAL; CROSS-DISCIPLINARY ) (CORE: HUMANITIES/MUSIC MAJORS ONLY)

ECO 2100. Business and Economic Statistics I (3).F;S.

A study of statistical tools used to analyze business and economic problems. The major subject matter includes descriptive statistics,
the concepts of probability, confidence intervals and hypothetical testing, and statistical comparisons of production and marketing
Appalachian State University Undergraduate Bulletin 2009-2010
methods. Prerequisite: MAT 1030 or MAT 1020. (NUMERICAL DATA) (ND Prerequisite: passing the math placement test or successful
completion of MAT 0010.)

CS 1445. Introduction to Programming with Interdisciplinary Applications (4).On Demand.

This course provides an introduction to problem solving and programming using tools such as MATLAB. The course emphasizes computational methods to solve scientific problems. Topics include: control structures, data types (including structures and arrays), parameterized procedures and recursion, as well as simple I/O control. Prerequisite: MAT 1020 or MAT 1025 or equivalent with a grade of “C-” or higher. Students with doubts about their mathematics and computing background should consider taking CS 1425 (Overview of Computer Science) as a prerequisite to CS 1445. (COMPUTER)

How do artists respond to the world around them? In this theme, students could explore how they might use the performing and visual arts as a response to current social problems and their related cultural, interpersonal, and personal concerns.

The body is source, vehicle, and often subject of creative expression. Courses in this theme could explore expression, presentation, and representation of the body as well as concepts of gender and the articulate self.

Many performances and works of art and literature express the deeply held beliefs of their creators. Courses in this theme could examine the aesthetic properties of various works and forms that express religious, social, political, and/or personal convictions.

What does it mean to tell stories? Why are stories so important to us? How do different media present stories? And what happens when artists, writers and filmmakers shift away from narrative and try to do something other than tell a story? The courses in this theme will explore these questions.

In this theme, students could explore the creative process and the connection it has with cognitive, psychological, emotional, bodily/kinesthetic, aesthetic, and social development.

The concepts of style and form are central to the study of creative expression. Courses in this theme would develop students' abilities to analyze forms of creative expression through a focus on structural studies of form and comparative analyses of various styles.

This theme would introduce students to traditions and innovations in forms of creative expression since approximately 1500. In the courses, students would be able to interpret those forms through various theoretical frameworks. In particular, students would understand how those forms change over time, both reflecting and shaping their social, religious, political, and intellectual contexts.

With a focus on the foundations of civic education, this theme leads to an understanding of how the American people created and developed their democratic institutions and social processes; how marginalized groups within the American framework have sought and won access to civic life; and how Americans have expressed their social and individual conscience to shape their identity and place within the world.

This theme examines the critical role of political, social, and cultural revolutions in bringing change to human society. Emphasis is on the origins and effects of revolutions over time.

This theme explores relationships between people and their belief systems, including the ways in which humans have employed such beliefs to give meaning to their world. Emphasis is on diversity and the many varieties of faith and belief.

Explores theoretical questions concerning the nature of the mind, knowledge, and mental phenomena. Examines the nature of knowledge, creativity, the concept of “truth,” as well as theories of the mind from biological, philosophical, anthropological, perceptual, social, developmental and experimental perspectives. Considers the social, cultural, theoretical, and political pressures that contribute to our understanding of the mind.

Focuses on relationships between the individual and society; examines both the biological and cognitive foundations of individual behavior and the cultural forces that influence personal experience. Emphasis is on how individuals simultaneously shape and are shaped by diverse group, organizational, and social contexts.

Examines the nature of culture and the diverse ways in which societies make meaning and are organized across time and space. Topics include cultural and religious values and beliefs, modern historical influences on cultural variation, and the impact of gender, ethnicity, and inequality on the cultural experience.

This theme examines the natural environment, culture, society, and human identity in the Appalachian region with an eye toward understanding its unique qualities as well as its place within the nation and larger world.

This theme explores a diverse range of prehistoric, ancient, and pre-modern peoples, the history and culture of such societies, and the methods and evidence used to study them.

Sustainability involves meeting basic human needs without undermining human communities, culture, or natural environments. This difficult goal requires recognition of the complex interrelationships among environmental, economic, and social forces and reexamination of our relationships to technology, natural resources, natural science, human development and/or local to global politics. Topics could include climate change and environmental pollution, economic globalization, north-south disparity, local and global strategies, agriculture and sustainable food production, environmental ethics and history, and social justice.

This theme explores the links between performance and culture through diverse perspectives and forms of expression. Culture and performance are learned and are reflexive, shaping and shaped by each other. Rituals, both public and private, enact culture and may take the form of performance. Public performances and performing arts enact culture in myriad forms, serving as cultural markers.

The region is a fundamental concept for understanding ideas and issues at a variety of scales from neighborhoods to counties to intergovernmental organizations and the global community. Criteria for defining a region can include physical or environmental conditions, cultural characteristics, political boundaries or connections between particular places. The Regions in a Global Context theme examines the interconnections between communities both near and far. Courses under this theme contribute to the global awareness of students and enable them to more fully participate in democratic institutions as informed and globally aware citizens.

Human prehistory/history is marked by the impacts of migrations. Whether compelled or drawn beyond their places of origin, migrants have challenged borders through conquest, colonialism, post-colonialism, exploitation, assimilation, and adaptation. As laborers, kin, refugees, and conquerors, they have spread technologies, ideologies, philosophies, and aesthetics.

Whether hand crafted, machine made, digital or internet based, media of all sorts make up a vital dimension of global culture. Courses in this theme could examine how the folk arts, the fine arts and/or the mass media shape global discourse and personal identity.

Basic requirements for human survival include food, water, shelter, and energy. These resources are globally distributed, and increasingly the acquisition of these commodities impacts, and indeed defines, local and international relationships, economically, environmentally, and politically. This theme explores geographical distributions of these resources, ways in which access to and use of resources shapes local and international relationships, technical systems that enable us to recover and use resources.

The formation, growth and power of empires, their colonial regimes (driven to the far reaches of their worlds by appetites for wealth, resources, and human labor), and globalization are intimately linked. Courses in this theme could include prehistoric, ancient and/or modern empires, the hegemony exercised through far reaching colonial practices, and post-colonial consequences in globalization.

The first course in this theme. AST 1001, examines the workings of the celestial sphere, how light behaves as a cosmic messenger about distant astronomical objects and how gravity shapes the formation, structure and motions of these objects, followed by an in-depth tour of our solar system. AST 1002 moves outward to study the Sun, the birth, life and death of stars, black holes, galaxies filled with dark matter and dark energy and the structure of the Universe. During both semesters, students will use state-of-the-art telescope/camera systems to make their own astronomical observations and discoveries.

The hydrologic cycle and its interactions with geology in the form of the rock cycle and plate tectonic cycle will be the context in which water will be studied in each of these courses. The different courses in the theme will emphasize different components of the geologic influence on the hydrologic cycle. GLY 1104 will cover terrestrial components of the hydrologic cycle, while GLY 1105 will cover oceanic components of the hydrologic cycle in addition to physical, chemical, and biological components. These courses can be taken in any order.

This theme consists of eight semester hours chosen from Physical Geology, Historical Geology and Environmental Geology. These courses explore the physical aspects of the planet, its history, and the environmental challenges faced by humans as we interact with and impact our environment. Students will choose any two of the three courses, which can be taken in any sequence.

Life, Earth and Evolution considers the history of life on earth including the origins of life, its long geologic history, and the evolution of humans. Basic principles of evolution, genetics and ecology help students understand the biological principles underpinning the history of life. Students can choose any two course in any order to satisfy this theme.

Physics for non-science majors wishing to understand the fundamental concepts governing our technological world--from rainbows to cell phones to black holes and beyond.

Change is a constant component within all of the Earth's systems. Understanding the driving forces behind both natural and anthropogenic change is a key element of science. Topics such as climate change, changing atmospheric composition, the global carbon cycle, the global hydrologic cycle, land use/land cover changes, species migration/extinction, shifting biomes, and others are covered in this theme. Students can choose any two courses in any order to satisfy this theme.

The courses in this theme will not be offered after Spring 2011.

In this theme, students will explore the fundamental principles and applications of chemistry in lecture, hands-on laboratory settings, and in some cases through discussion. Students will learn how chemists study matter--how substances can be made, characterized, transformed, and improved. Students will also be introduced to a breadth of chemical concepts and how chemistry is connected to biology, physics, geology, and mathematics.

Courses aimed at empowering the creative mind by linking artistic expression with scientific principles and the relationships that underlie them.

A sequence for scientists, engineers, and educators that presents a calculus-based overview of the physical laws governing the universe.

An in-depth sequence at the algebra and trigonometric level for those who need to be accomplished in physics for their professional careers or general interest.

The purpose of this theme is to provide students with an understanding of the interaction of science and society using a scientific, inquiry-based approach. Each course in the theme will be built around a series of topics that will examine the interest of the topic to the general public, the relationship of the topic to living organisms, and the interdisciplinary processes by which scientists design experiments, analyze their results, and present their findings to the general public. These courses can be taken in any order.

STT 3820. Statistical Methods I (3). F;S

A continuation of STT 2810 or STT 2820. A study of parametric and non-parametric statistical methods and inferential procedures. Topics include introduction to methods of data collection such as simulation, surveys and experiments; single-parameter inference for means and proportions; techniques for comparing two distributions; error rates and power; inference for simple linear regression models and multiple regression least squares models; one-way and two-way analysis of variance models; and contingency table analysis. Nonparametric alternatives are presented for many methods in the course when the assumptions for parametric methods are not met. Emphasis is on a non-theoretical development of statistical techniques and on the interpretation of statistical results. Statistical software will be utilized in analysis of data. Prerequisite: STT 2810 or STT 2820 or equivalent. (NUMERICAL DATA; COMPUTER) (ND Prerequisite: passing the math placement test or successful completion of MAT 0010.)

STT 2810. Introduction to Statistics (3). F;S

An introduction to statistical problem solving and methodology. Topics include tabulation and graphical representations of univariate and bivariate data; probability, statistical distributions, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. Emphasis will be on conceptual understanding and interpretation of results rather than theoretical development. Statistical software will be utilized in the analysis of data and in the development of statistical and probabilistic concepts. STT 2810 is not open to students with credit for STT 1810, STT 3850, or STT 4811. Prerequisite: MAT 1010 or equivalent. (NUMERICAL DATA; COMPUTER). (ND Prerequisite: passing the math placement test or successful completion of MAT 0010.)

STT 1810. Basic Statistics (3). F;S

An introduction to statistical problem solving. Topics include organization and presentation of data; measures of location, variation, and association; the normal distribution, sampling distributions, and statistical inference. Emphasis will be on conceptual understanding and interpretation of results rather than theoretical development. Statistical software will be utilized in the analysis of data and in the development of statistical and probabilistic concepts. STT 1810 is not open to students with credit for STT 2810, STT 3850, or STT 4811. Prerequisite: MAT 1010 or equivalent. (NUMERICAL DATA; COMPUTER). (ND Prerequisite: passing the math placement test or successful completion of MAT 0010.)

STT 2820. Reasoning with Statistics (4). F;S

An introduction to the design, analysis, and interpretation of statistical studies. Topics include representations for univariate and bivariate data distributions; designed methods for data collection and the role of randomness in statistical studies; probability and statistical distributions; statistical estimation, and statistical significance. Emphasis will be on the development of conceptual understanding and interpretation of results through simulation rather than a theoretical development. Statistical software will be utilized in the analysis of data in the development of statistical and probabilistic concepts. STT 2820 is not open to students with credit for STT 2810, STT 3850, or STT 4811. (NUMERICAL DATA; COMPUTER) (ND Prerequisite: passing the math placement test or successful completion of MAT 0010.)

MAT 1110. Calculus With Analytic Geometry I (4). F;S

A study of limits, continuity, differentiation, applications of the derivative, the differential, the definite integral, the fundamental theorem, and applications of the definite integral. Prerequisite: MAT 1025 (with a grade of “C-” or higher) or equivalent. (NUMERICAL DATA) (CORE: MATHEMATICS) (ND Prerequisite: passing the math placement test or successful completion of MAT 0010.)

MAT 1030. Calculus With Business Applications (4).F;S.

An introduction to the concepts of differentiation and integration with particular emphasis upon their applications to solving problems that arise in business and economics. This course is designed primarily for business and economics majors and is not open to mathematics majors or students with credit for MAT 1110. Prerequisite: MAT 1020 or MAT 1025 or equivalent. (NUMERICAL DATA; COMPUTER) (CORE: MATHEMATICS) (ND Prerequisite: passing the math placement test or successful completion of MAT 0010.)

MAT 1025. Algebra and Elementary Functions (4). F;S

An overview of algebraic concepts and a thorough treatment of functions such as rational, logarithmic, exponential, and trigonometric. Included will be a rigorous treatment of analytic geometry. Recommended for students with less than four units of high school mathematics who plan to take MAT 1110. Students may not receive credit for MAT 1020 after receiving credit for MAT 1025. Not open to students who have credit for MAT 1110. Prerequisite: must pass placement test or MAT 0010. (NUMERICAL DATA) (CORE: MATHEMATICS) (ND Prerequisite: passing the math placement test or successful completion of MAT 0010.)

MAT 1020. College Algebra with Applications (4). F;S

A study of the algebraic concepts and their applications. Topics include algebraic relations and functions, equations, exponents and logarithms, inequalities, linear programming, and elementary probability. Problem solving will be emphasized throughout. Not open to students who have credit for MAT 1025, MAT 1030 or MAT 1110. Not appropriate preparation for MAT 1110. Prerequisite: must pass placement test or MAT 0010. (NUMERICAL DATA) (CORE: MATHEMATICS) (ND Prerequisite: passing the math placement test or successful completion of MAT 0010.)

MAT 1010. Introduction to Mathematics (4). F;S

This course is an introduction to mathematical problem solving. Emphasis is on the development of conceptual understanding rather than on computational drill. Using appropriate computational tools, including computers, is fundamental to the course. All sections cover personal finance and consumer statistics. One or two additional modules come from such disciplines as ecology, art, music, astrophysics, cryptology, resource allocation, construction, and election theory. MAT 1010 is not open to students with credit for MAT 1020, MAT 1025, MAT 1030, or MAT 1110. (CROSS DISCIPLINARY; NUMERICAL DATA; COMPUTER) (ND Prerequisite: passing the math placement test or successful completion of MAT 0010.) (CORE: MATHEMATICS)

DAN 3280. Yoga as Somatic Practice (2). S

This course will examine the basic principles of the physical practice of yoga known as Hatha Yoga. The course will explore the practice of asanas (sustained postures) and vinyasas (sequences of postures connected by breath), pranayama (breathing exercises) and pratyahara, (meditation practices). Students will also be introduced to the philosophical and historical context of Hatha yoga. (CORE: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY/WELLNESS)

DAN 3480. Pilates Conditioning I (2). F;S

This course is an experiential course based on the principles and teachings of Joseph H. Pilates. The Pilates method combines both Eastern and Western approaches to physical and mental conditioning with an emphasis on moving with maximum efficiency and precise control. May be repeated one time for credit. (CORE: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY/WELLNESS)

DAN 3580. Gyrokinesis (2). F;S

Gyrokinesis methodology, as developed by Julio Horvath, embraces key principles of dance, yoga, gymnastics and tai-chi. The method works the entire body using spinal articulations and undulating rhythms integrated with specific breathing patterns. (CORE: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY/WELLNESS)

MSL 1101. Army Physical Fitness I (2).F.

This course, along with MSL 1102, is specifically designed to prepare Army ROTC cadets to meet and exceed the physical fitness requirements of the Army. The course satisfies Cadet Command’s requirements that all contracted cadets receive physical training and maintain the Army’s individual fitness standards. MSL 1101 is an excellent preparation for the physical requirements of the MSL 3000 level courses. The course is open to non-ROTC students.

DAN 2400. Modern Dance II (2).F;S.

A second (intermediate) level study of modern technique and basic elements of dance with more emphasis given to the refinement of skills and aesthetic elements. May be repeated one time for credit. Prerequisite: DAN 1400 or permission of the instructor. (CORE: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY/WELLNESS)

DAN 2410. Ballet II (2).F;S.

An intermediate/advanced level study of the art of classical ballet technique facilitating skill in allegro and adagio work with an emphasis on developing line, style, placement and musicality. Focus will be on expanding the dancer’s artistry through the development of articulation, precision and conditioning. May be repeated one time for credit. Prerequisite: DAN 1410 or permission of the instructor. (CORE: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY/WELLNESS)

DAN 2420. Jazz II (2).S.

A second level study of jazz technique and advanced elements of dance with more emphasis given to the refinement of skills including rhythmic awareness and dynamic interpretation. May be repeated one time for credit. Prerequisite: DAN 1420 or permission of the instructor. (CORE: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY/ WELLNESS)

DAN 1400. Modern Dance I (2). F;S

An introduction to modern dance as an art form with the beginning practice of movement technique. Emphasis will be on the discovery of skills to develop the articulation and expressiveness of the body. The course will be an introduction to the medium of modern dance through the concepts of time, space, force and direction while integrating alignment and placement. Historical perspectives as well as aesthetic values will be covered. May be repeated one time for credit. (CORE: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY/WELLNESS)

DAN 1410. Beginning Ballet I (2).F;S.

A beginning study of the art of classical ballet with emphasis on basic vocabulary, alignment/placement, classical historical traditions and basic combinations of movement. May be repeated one time for credit. (CORE: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY/WELLNESS)

DAN 1420. Jazz I (2).F.

A study of beginning jazz dance technique with an emphasis on rhythmic awareness, style and cultural traditions. May be repeated one time for credit. Prerequisite: DAN 1400 or DAN 1410. (CORE: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY/WELLNESS)

DAN 4460. Somatics (3). F;S

This is a survey course exploring several different approaches to body-centered learning. A broad overview of current conditioning and therapeutic bodywork methods will be introduced and explored. The course will be lecture and experiential in nature. (CORE: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY/WELLNESS) [Dual-listed with DAN 5460.]

PE 1718. Lifeguarding and Water Safety Instructor (3). F;S

PE 1768. Group Fitness Instructor Training (3). F;S.

PE 1769. Personal Trainer Training (3). F;S

PE 3008. Planning, Implementation, and Assessment of Health Related Fitness (3).F ;S

NUT 2202. Nutrition and Health (3). F;S

Application of basic nutrition principles to the prevention of disease and the promotion of health. The wellness perspective is integrated in the course through the following topics: chronic diseases, health risk assessment, decision making, health behavior change, wellness planning and evaluation, and literature evaluation. Lecture three hours. (CORE: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY/WELLNESS)

HED 1000. Personal and Family Health (2). F;S

This introductory course is tailored to meet the needs of college students and the distinct health and behavioral issues that they face in a college environment. Emphases will be placed on developing communication, decision-making and goal-setting skills in the areas of sexual health, alcohol, tobacco and other drug choices, physical activity and diet, as well as improving psychological health. (CORE: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY/WELLNESS)

HP 1105. Health and Fitness (2). F;S

Emphasis on health and fitness trends in America, fitness and health testing concepts, exercise prescription, nutrition principles, prevention and treatment of chronic diseases such as heart disease, obesity, cancer, diabetes mellitus, and osteoporosis, the relationship between health habits and aging and psychological health, stress management, and precautions in exercise. Each student will have their health and physical fitness status tested, including results on personal cardiorespiratory, body composition, and musculoskeletal fitness status, and personal diet, heart disease, health age, and stress profiles. (CORE: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY/WELLNESS)

First Year Seminar

PE 1700. Swimming for Nonswimmers (1).F;S. PE 1755. Intermediate Weight Training (1).F;S.
PE 1702. Beginning Swimming (1).F;S. PE 1768. Group Fitness Instructor Training (3).F;S.
PE 1703. Intermediate Swimming (1).F;S. PE 1769. Personal Trainer Training (3).F;S.
PE 1704. Advanced Swimming (1).F;S. PE 1770. Self-Defense (1).F;S.
PE 1705. Open Water Scuba Diving (1).F;S. (Fee charged) PE 1775. Fencing (1).F;S.
PE 1706. Advanced Open Water Scuba Diving (1).F;S. (Fee charged) PE 1790. Basketball (1).F;S.
PE 1718. Lifeguarding and Water Safety Instructor (3).F;S. PE 1793. Field Hockey (1).F.
PE 1719. Aquatics/Water Safety Instructor (3).F;S. PE 1802. Soccer (1).F;S.
PE 1721. Backpacking/Orienteering (1).F;S. (Fee charged) PE 1810. Badminton (1).F;S.
PE 1724. Canoeing (1).F;S. (Fee charged) PE 1819. Racquetball (1).F;S.
PE 1727. Introduction to Fly Fishing (1).S. PE 1820. Intermediate Racquetball (1).F;S.
PE 1730. Beginning Rock Wall Climbing (1).F;S. PE 1823. Intermediate Tennis (1).F;S.
PE 1740. Physical Education for the Disabled (1).On Demand. PE 1825. Volleyball (1).F;S.
PE 1742. Aerobics (1).F;S. PE 1840. Softball (1).F;S.
PE 1743. Intermediate Aerobics (1).F;S. PE 1873. Beginning Skiing (1).S. (Fee charged)
PE 1745. Jogging/Conditioning (1).F;S. PE 1874. Intermediate Skiing (1).S.(Fee charged)
PE 1748. Beginning Tai Chi (1).S. PE 1876. Beginning Snowboarding (1).S. (Fee charged)
PE 1751. Yoga (1).F;S. PE 1877. Intermediate Snowboarding (1).S. (Fee charged)
PE 1754. Weight Training (1).F;S.  

 

THR 3640. Solo and Group Performance (3). F;S

An introduction to performance studies, using the principles of oral interpretation. The course begins with the training of the body, voice, and sense memory as well as an introduction to dramatic analysis. The second part of the course uses these performance instruments for solo rehearsal and presentation of student selected literary texts: description, narrative, drama and poetry. The course concludes with ensemble performances of literary texts. (SPEAKING) (CORE: HUMANITIES)

DAN 3435. Dance History in the Modern Era (3).S.

AContemporary Dance History will explore concert dance styles from the 20th century to the present day. Special emphasis will be given to cultural, aesthetic and philosophical influences on contemporary concert dance.

DAN 3430. Dance History (3). F;S

The study of the history of dance from the earliest times to the present. The course will focus on dance in relation to other art forms as well as on the cultural, aesthetic and philosophical influences on dance. (WRITING; MULTI-CULTURAL) (CORE: HUMANITIES)

IDS 2210. Bodies, Places, Spaces, Times, and Things (3). On Demand

Inquiring into the ways in which humans create, transmit and transform meaning materially, this course investigates the physical dimensions of human being - bodies (our own and others’), places, spaces, times, and things - exploring how dimensions of physical existence common to the human species bear variable meanings across personal and cultural boundaries. (WRITING; MULTI-CULTURAL; CROSSDISCIPLINARY) (CORE: HUMANITIES or SOCIAL SCIENCES)

THR 2017. Theatre for Social Change (3). S

This course is a practical and seminar class focused on the history and theory behind “theatre for social change” and is grounded in participation, research, analysis, and performance. Students study and apply various theories and methodologies of theatre for social change (image, forum, playback, invisible theatre, etc.) to effect change related to social, economic, cultural, political, and interpersonal issues.

ANT 2300. Meso American Cultures (3). S

Introduction to the cultures and peoples of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras. Readings and lectures will focus on language, art, and political economy as vehicles for the expression of beliefs.

THR 2610. Oral Interpretation (3). F;S

An introduction to the study of literature through the medium of performance. The student is expected to master techniques of literary selection and analysis and to perform from poetry, prose and dramatic literature.

IDS 3210. Exploring the Documentary Form (3).On Demand.

The course offers students a chance to learn the fundamentals of non-fiction story telling. Students will research a topic, and then develop a video, audio, or photographic documentary that uses their research to tell a compelling story. During this course, students will learn a range of techniques that bridge academic disciplines: how to use both primary and secondary sources for research, writing skills to structure their documentaries, visual communication techniques to translate their writing into images, and editing skills to clearly communicate their story.

THR 2005. Page and Stage (3). F

In this class, students will have the opportunity to learn techniques for analyzing and interpreting written dramatic texts and theatrical performances. They will analyze and interpret plays of different styles from various historical periods, with particular attention to the unique characteristics of drama as a medium for telling stories.

REL 2020. Biblical Literature: The New Testament (3). F;S

An analysis of early Christian literature as the product of the lives of the first followers of Jesus Christ. Students will have the opportunity to examine selected documents in terms of their literary structure, audience, historical context, religious perspective, and their relation to the broader Christian community and Western culture. (WRITING; MULTI-CULTURAL) (CORE: HUMANITIES/LITERATURE)

COM 3315. Political Communication (3). On Demand.

Examines the theoretical and practical aspects of political communication. Topics covered include political debates, speechwriting, political cartoons, communication strategies during and after campaigns, and the role of the media in political communication. (CROSS-DISCIPLINARY)

PHL 1502. Everyday Philosophy: Aesthetic Perspectives (3). F;S

An introduction to special problems, topics, or issues in philosophy from aesthetic perspectives. The subject matter of this course will vary. (CORE: HUMANITIES)

LLC 2025 (formerly FL 2025). Literature in Translation (3). F;S

A study of various literatures in translation, from the medieval through the modern period, focusing on the language and culture areas featured in departmental offerings. Course content will vary and may concentrate on poetry, fiction, drama, or a combination. (MULTI CULTURAL) (CORE: HUMANITIES/LITERATURE)

THR 2022. Cultivating Creative Expression Through Theatre (3). S

The emphasis in this course is on understanding and creating theatre as a springboard for more deeply understanding and developing personal creativity. Students will be immersed in an integrated approach to developing theatre artistry through watching, reading and analyzing plays; engaging in the creative process of playmaking and playwriting; and participating in the collaborative process of theatre production. No prior theatre skills necessary. Lecture and studio lab.

MUS 2022. Cultivating Creative Expression Through Music (3). F;S

Students will create works of music using various media, reflecting on the creative process, the influence of culture, and the dynamic and reciprocal interactions among the artist, instructor, and student. Lecture/studio three hours.

ART 2022. Cultivating Creative Expression through Visual Art (3). F;S

Students will create works of visual art in various media, reflecting on the creative process, the influence of culture, and the dynamic and reciprocal interactions among the artist, instructor, and student. Lecture and studio four hours.

DAN 2010. Analyzing Style and Form: Dance (3) .F;S

This course will explore the meaning, history, and aesthetics of dance. It will include cross cultural comparisons and the influence of other art forms throughout the history of dance. The course will be primarily lecture with demonstrations, video, and some experiential work.

THR 2010. Analyzing Style and Form: Theatre (3). F;S

In this course, students will analyze styles and forms of theatre from various cultures and historical eras. They will also examine how their own personal, historical, and cultural perspectives affect their responses to artistic performance.

MUS 2011. Analyzing Style and Form: Music (3). F;S

A nontechnical course for students with little or no musical background. Emphasis is placed on the style and form of music as perceived by the listener. Lecture three hours. (MULTI-CULTURAL) (CORE: HUMANITIES)

ENG 2050. Studies in British Literature (3). F;S

A study of major works of British Literature. Course content will vary and may concentrate on poetry, fiction, drama, or a combination. Prerequisite: ENG 1000.

PHL 2013. Philosophy of Art (3). F

A course that concentrates on the interplay of art and philosophy in ancient through contemporary cultures. (WRITING; MULTI-CULTURAL; CROSS-DISCIPLINARY) (CORE: HUMANITIES)

HIS 1110. History and Culture (3). F;S

An examination of selected themes in world or regional history with an emphasis on how products of creative expression have shaped, and been shaped by, their historical context. NOTE: HIS 1110 DOES NOT COUNT TOWARD THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A HISTORY MAJOR OR MINOR. (MULTICULTURAL) (CORE: SOCIAL SCIENCES)

Aesthetic Themes

(6-9 s.h. from one theme)

Traditions And Innovations

Analyzing Style And Form

Cultivating Creative Expression

How We Tell Stories

Expressions Of Belief

Social Change Through
The Arts

The Body: Expression, Presentation And Representation

Shaping the Human Environment

Creative Expressions of Culture

PS 3722. America in the World (3). S

The course provides students with the foundation to understand the historical and contemporary practice of U.S. foreign policy and familiarizes them with patterns of continuity and change in U.S. foreign policy. (WRITING; SPEAKING)

PS 1100. American National Government and Politics (3). F;S

A study of the development and operation of the American national government, its powers, organization and policies. (CORE: SOCIAL SCIENCES)

ECO 2030. Principles of Economics - Price Theory (3). F;S

A brief introduction to the study of economics followed by an in-depth analysis of microeconomics, including: the price mechanism and supply and demand analysis; consumer choice; cost and revenue analysis of the firm; market structures; factor markets and income distribution; market failure and the role of government; and current economic problems such as pollution, poverty and discrimination. (CORE: SOCIAL SCIENCES)

ENG 2350. Studies in American Literature (3). F;S

A study of major works of American literature. Course content will vary and may concentrate on poetry, fiction, drama, or a combination. Prerequisite: ENG 1000.

HIS 1200. American History (3) .F;S

This course will acquaint the student with the major developments of American history from pre-contact to post-modern eras. Emphasis will be given to the foundational political experiences of the American people and how political developments have been influenced and affected by social developments. Students will learn to apply analytical skills to the reading of primary texts representing the whole sweep of American history. Written expression will be emphasized. NOTE: HIS 1200 DOES NOT COUNT TOWARD THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A HISTORY MAJOR OR MINOR. (MULTI-CULTURAL) (CORE: SOCIAL SCIENCES)

SOC 1100. Social Problems in American Society (3). F;S

A survey course which examines the major social problems in America today, such as poverty, racism, sexism, aging, militarism and war, environmental abuse, crime, mental illness, drug abuse and alcoholism. (CORE: SOCIAL SCIENCES)

ART 2019. Art for Social Change (3).F;S.

This course combines an introductory studio course with an examination of the way in which art can contribute to social change. Studio assignments will involve students in the investigation, understanding and application of artistic methods and the principles of design while thematically exploring contemporary social issues. Lectures, class discussions and project critiques are geared to develop students’ awareness of how art can address social issues. Lecture and studio four hours.

historical studies

REL 2120. Christianity (3). S

An exploration of Christianity from the early period through the Enlightenment and rise of contemporary Christian movements, students will explore the history of the church, its doctrinal emphases, and its practice in a variety of locations and time periods. (WRITING; MULTI-CULTURAL) (CORE: HUMANITIES)

PHL 3030. Feminist Philosophy (3). S

This course examines conceptual and normative issues in contemporary feminist theory. Issues to be discussed include power and the production of knowledge, resistance, violence against women, sex and gender, the interrelatedness of gender, race, class, and sexuality, body image, the personal as political, and the relation between feminist theory and activism. The class also considers western and non-western feminist discussion of these themes. The goal is for each student to gain an appreciation of the diversity and complexity of feminist thought, as well as insight concerning the relation between women’s experiences and feminist theorizing. (WRITING; MULTI-CULTURAL)

HIS 1501. Revolution and Social Change in World History (3). F;S

This course provides an analysis of significant revolutions and social movements in world history. These may be defined as political, social, cultural, scientific and technological. This course examines the events of these movements, as well as the philosophical/ideological ideas that shaped them. It also examines how these revolutions affected societies in a local and global context, and how they continue to affect the world in which we live today. NOTE: HIS 1501 DOES NOT COUNT TOWARD THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A HISTORY MAJOR OR MINOR. (MULTI-CULTURAL) (CORE: SOCIAL SCIENCES)

ANT 2430. Magic, Witchcraft and Religion (3). F;S

A cross-cultural study of the nature and functions of belief systems. Emphasis is placed on understanding the belief systems of non-Western cultures in order to provide a means through which our own beliefs can be better understood. A variety of anthropological and psychological approaches to the study of belief systems are utilized. (MULTI-CULTURAL)

THR 3730. Early Theatre History and Literature (3). F

This course explores the history, literature, and criticism of the theatre from prehistory up to the Early Modern period. The course will focus predominantly on European theatre, but will also include studies of some Asian forms. (WRITING; MULTI-CULTURAL; CROSS DISCIPLINARY) (CORE: HUMANITIES)

IDS 3261. Sustainability, Religion, Spirituality (3). On Demand

Debate has raged among scholars, activists, and members of religious communities about the role(s) of religion and of specific religions in fostering unsustainability and in achieving sustainability. As part of this debate, some have proposed the existence and importance of a spirituality unconnected with historical or new religions as a key component of moving toward sustainability. This course provides an interdisciplinary introduction to these questions both in their historical and contemporary forms.

HIS 3923. The Truth in History and the Truth of History (3). On Demand

The primary goal of this course is to help students understand how historians determine the truth in history. The class will use the example of a specific historical event. Students will examine reasoned arguments about truth, relevant social theories necessary for understanding social processes, and primary and secondary sources about the event in question. The class will integrate these materials to explore how historians determine the truth in history and the truth of history.

PHL 1501. Everyday Philosophy: Historical and Social Perspectives (3). F;S

An introduction to special problems, topics, or issues in philosophy from historical and social perspectives. The subject matter of this course will vary. (CORE: HUMANITIES)

LLC 2050 (formerly FL 2050). Say What? Language in Mind and Society (3).F; S

An exploration of the issues surrounding human language and its relationship with thought, cognition and culture. Students will have the opportunity to learn how the sounds, structures and meanings of human languages are produced and interpreted, and will explore variation among world languages as well as the relationship among language, society, and culture. Different theoretical approaches to these issues will be explained. The course will also examine the interaction between language and mind and the neurological basis of human language, and will look at the application of linguistic principles in language learning and artificial intelligence.

IDS 3260. Creativity: An Introduction (3). On Demand

An interdisciplinary and cross-cultural investigation of creativity as an individual, social, cultural, and natural phenomenon. Although often associated with artistry, creativity contributes to the development of all academic and professional disciplines and is an important component in non-academic culture and in individual life. The concept of creativity has deep roots in Western culture (going back at least to Augustine), and the cross disciplinary study of creativity has burgeoned in the United States since WWII. The class will explore: the history of the concept of creativity; creativity and self-fulfillment; psychological, anthropological, and sociological theories of creativity; practices claiming to enhance creativity; and case studies of creative individuals and creative breakthroughs.

WS 2400. Distinguished Lectures on Women, Sex, and Gender (3). On Demand

This course introduces students to a variety of topics and methods of investigation in the study of women’s and gender issues. Featuring a variety of lectures from multiple disciplines, this course stresses the importance of taking women and gender seriously for understanding a variety of topics. Students will also interpret and analyze the lectures through regular meetings with an instructor, who also designs assignments and readings around each lecture topic. (MULTI-CULTURAL; CROSS-DISCIPLINARY)

ANT 2420. Gender, Race and Class (3). F;S

An anthropological study of gender, social class, ethnicity, race and sexuality as cultural categories with a variety of meanings. Systems of inequality and the ways in which these categories are used to limit access to economic wealth, power, and prestige are analyzed in a global context. (MULTI-CULTURAL) (CORE: SOCIAL SCIENCES)

FCS 2111. Social History of the Family (3). F;S

This course will examine family as an institution through cross-cultural, social, and historical contexts. The purpose of the course is to provide students with an introduction to theoretical perspectives used in the study of families, knowledge of the history of family life, and learning experiences that provide opportunities to think critically, communicate intelligently, and make informed opinions about contemporary family issues. Connections to other courses within the individual and society theme will focus on individual and group decision making within the context of the family. Lecture three hours.

PSY 1200. Psychology: Historical, Social, and Scientific Foundations (3). F;S

This course will focus on the biological and cognitive foundations of individual behavior, as well as the individual in the social context. Research on psychological phenomena will be reviewed to demonstrate the logic of the scientific method, to foster critical thinking, to identify potential shortcomings in interpretations of behavior (e.g., claims presented in the popular media), and to describe linkages to everyday experiences (e.g., aesthetic and perceptual judgments, improved studying, friendship and attraction, and development of political attitudes). Students will have the opportunity to learn how to use empirical data to draw sound conclusions about behavior. Finally, connections to other thematic areas of scholarly inquiry within other disciplines will be presented. (CORE: SOCIAL SCIENCES)

PHL 2000. Philosophy, Society, and Ethics (3). F;S

An introduction to ethical reasoning and an examination of moral problems in contemporary social issues. (CORE: HUMANITIES)

SOC 1000. The Sociological Perspective (3). F;S

This course applies the sociological perspective to the experience of individuals within differing social contexts, ranging from interpersonal interactions and small groups to larger organizations and the broader society. Relationships between individuals and their societies are examined with respect to a variety of issues, including socialization processes and cultural diversity; the nature of gender, racial, and other social identities; and institutional settings ranging from the family to the economy and government. Required for majors and minors. (CORE: SOCIAL SCIENCES)

WS 2421. Sex, Gender, and Power: Introduction to Women’s Studies for the Social Sciences (3). F

This course will provide an introduction to the study of gender and a diversity of women, both historic and contemporary, using a variety of methodologies and materials drawn primarily from the social sciences. It will also serve as an introduction to the interdisciplinary discipline of Women’s Studies for the major and the minor in Women’s Studies. Students who take WS 2421 cannot take WS 2420 for credit. (WRITING; MULTI-CULTURAL; CROSS-DISCIPLINARY) (CORE: SOCIAL SCIENCES)

GHY 1040. Introduction to Human Geography (3). F

This course examines the spatial patterns of human society. By focusing on the description and analysis of the spatial dimensions of human language, economy, religion and government, this course is a celebration of human diversity. Lectures, readings, films, slides, writing exercises, map quizzes and class discussions will help the student to understand and appreciate the geography of the human mosaic. (MULTI-CULTURAL) (CORE: SOCIAL SCIENCES)

REL 1110. Religions of the World (3).F;S

This course introduces the major living religions of the world. (MULTI-CULTURAL) (CORE: HUMANITIES)

HIS 1120. Society and History (3). F;S

An examination of selected themes in world or regional history with an emphasis on the historical context of various social, political, cultural, and economic processes. NOTE: HIS 1120 DOES NOT COUNT TOWARD THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A HISTORY MAJOR OR MINOR. (MULTI-CULTURAL) (CORE: SOCIAL SCIENCES)

SOC 4560. Race and Minority Relations (3). F

GEN ED: Historical and Social Perspective (Theme: “Cultural Diversity”) Examination of intergroup relations, including racial, ethnic, and women's issues; the bases of conflict, accommodation, and assimilation; the nature and consequences of prejudice and discrimination; evaluation of proposals for reduction or elimination of prejudice and discrimination. (MULTI-CULTURAL) [Dual-listed with SOC 5560.]

MUS 2016/AS 2016. Appalachian Music (3). F;S

A survey of Appalachian music including both instrumental and vocal styles, older traditions and newer regional forms. Students will have opportunities to develop musical skills through hands-on class projects and activities. Lecture three hours. (Same as AS 2016.) (CORE: HUMANITIES)

HIS 3726. History of the Appalachian Region (3). S

GEN ED: Historical Studies Designation; Historical and Social Perspective (Theme: “Appalachia”) A survey of the history of the Appalachian region from the period of exploration and settlement to the present. (WRITING)

SOC 3710. Sociology of Appalachian Communities (3). S

This course examines Appalachian communities from a sociological perspective, with a focus on how the region gives rise to a unique configuration of cultural, institutional, and other social practices. Specific attention is also given to the differences between urban and rural Appalachian communities, as well as the complex relationships Appalachia has with the broader component of American society.

COM 3118. Communicating Coal in Appalachia (3). On Demand

The course examines the types of communication and information campaigns used by various stakeholders in the cultural, economic and political conflicts surrounding the coal industry in Appalachia. Students will learn through case studies, readings, guest speakers and at least one field trip to the coal fields of Appalachia.

AS 2410. Appalachia: An Introduction (Humanities) (3). On Demand

This course explores the Appalachian region from a cross-disciplinary perspective, with readings on Appalachia drawn primarily from the humanities. Both historical and contemporary issues are examined, focusing upon national and international as well as local and regional contexts. This courses provides an introduction to the Bachelor of Arts degree in Appalachian Studies and to the undergraduate minor in Appalachian Studies. Students who take AS 2410 cannot take AS 2411 for credit. (WRITING; MULTICULTURAL; CROSS-DISCIPLINARY) (CORE: HUMANITIES)

AS 2411. Appalachia: An Introduction (Social Sciences) (3).On Demand.

This course explores the Appalachian region from a cross-disciplinary perspective, with readings on Appalachia drawn primarily from the social sciences. Both historical and contemporary issues are examined, focusing upon national and international as well as local and regional contexts. This courses provides an introduction to the Bachelor of Arts degree in Appalachian Studies and to the undergraduate minor in Appalachian Studies. (WRITING; MULTI-CULTURAL; CROSS-DISCIPLINARY) (CORE: SOCIAL SCIENCES)

AS 2200. Appalachian Stories (3).F.

Introduction to the literature of Appalachia with an emphasis on the multiplicity of narrative forms in the region. This course examines both historical and contemporary Appalachian literary expression as well as local, regional, national, and international perspectives on the literature of the region. Students read and study oral narratives, exploration narratives, travel writing, memoir, autobiography, song lyrics, and nature writing, in addition to fiction, poetry, and drama. The course also explores how literary production comments on and participates in the construction of Appalachia.

ANT 1420. Archaeology and the Human Past (3). F;S

An introduction to the human past through the scientific process of archaeology. Controversial issues discussed may include human evolution, the fate of the Neandertals, peopling of the Americas, and the cycling of state level societies. Ultimately, lessons from the past are considered in light of contemporary human issues. (CORE: SOCIAL SCIENCES)

REL 2010. Biblical Literature: The Hebrew Scriptures (3). F;S

An analysis of Old Testament literature as the product of the life of the Hebrew people, students will have the opportunity to examine selected documents in terms of their literary structure, historical context, and religious perspective. (WRITING; MULTI-CULTURAL) (CORE: HUMANITIES/LITERATURE)

ART 2030. Art from Prehistory to 1400 (3). F;S

A global survey of art history focusing on the early visual artistic traditions of Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas from the dawn of art to 1400. The course examines visual art and art making in religious, social, cultural, and political contexts. Lecture three hours. (MULTI-CULTURAL) (CORE: HUMANITIES)

HIS 2312. Introduction to the Ancient Mediterranean World (3).F.Even-numbered years.

A survey of the Ancient Mediterranean, including Greece, the Hellenistic World, and Rome. Topics covered will include ancient art, philosophy, religion, and literature. (MULTI-CULTURAL) (CORE: SOCIAL SCIENCES)

TEC 2029. Society and Technology (3). F;S

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the symbiotic relationship between technology and society. Examples of these relationships will be taken from historical accounts and from analyses of contemporary societies both in industrialized and non- industrialized countries. Lecture three hours. (WRITING; MULTI-CULTURAL; CROSS-DISCIPLINARY) (CORE: SOCIAL SCIENCES)

FCS 2110. Global Awareness: Examining the Human Condition (3) .F;S

A human ecological approach to the issues related to hunger, child and maternal mortality, access to primary education, and reproductive health. Economic, social, political, and geographic concepts will be related to current indicators of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals in order to analyze impacts on individuals and families. Students will develop and evaluate strategies that enhance living conditions for families in local and global contexts. Emphasis will be directed toward families most affected by negative living conditions. Lecture three hours.

PHY 1830. The Physical Principles of Energy and Sustainability (3). F;S

An introduction to the physical principles governing energy and renewable technologies. Topics will include: thermal, geothermal, electrical, magnetic, wind, solar, hydroelectric, nuclear, and other sources of energy as well as other sustainable technologies such as conservation of material resources. PHY 1830 is not open to students who have credit for PHY 1102.

PHL 2015. Environmental Ethics (3). F;S

This course is an introduction to ethical dimensions of environmental issues. Students will have the opportunity to study theoretical perspectives such as deep ecology, ecofeminism, Native American views of the land, and social ecology. The course will also consider environmental ethical issues such as the moral status of nature, pesticide use, environmental racism, the treatment of animals, deforestation, world population growth, and what it means to live an ecologically responsible life. (WRITING; MULTICULTURAL; CROSS-DISCIPLINARY) (CORE: HUMANITIES)

SD 2400. Principles of Sustainable Development (3). F;S

This course is the foundation course for students interested in pursuing a major or a minor in Sustainable Development. The course will introduce students to the concepts and history of “development,” the origins of concerns about “sustainability,” and the marriage of these two ideas in the contested notion of “sustainable development (SD).” From that basis, the course will then examine the understanding and use of SD principles in and from various disciplinary and multi/interdisciplinary perspectives. (CROSS-DISCIPLINARY)

MUS 2018. Introduction to World Music (3). F;S

A survey of musics representing international cultures. Emphasis is placed on the role of music in various life experiences. Lecture three hours. (MULTI-CULTURAL) (CORE: HUMANITIES)

MUS 2615. Music and Propaganda (3).S.Alternate years.

This course is designed to examine ways in which music has historically been used internationally to enhance/intensify various aural and visual forms of propaganda. Although specific cases such as those in Nazi Germany, Communist China, and the Soviet Union are explored, the broader scope of the course also addresses the concepts of patriotism, promotion, protest, and manipulation.

MUS 2616. Cuban Music and Culture (3).S.Alternate years.

This course is designed to explore the music of Cuba as it has both reflected and shaped culture throughout Cuban history from the pre-Columbian era to the early twenty-first century. Of particular interest is the evolution of Cuban music during the twentieth century as it was appropriated and propagandized for economic and political purposes, as well as the development of Cuban music video accessible via the internet.

COM 3130. Minorities in Media (3).On Demand.

This lecture and discussion course introduces students to the complex relationships between race, gender, and popular culture via critical media analysis.

REL 1100. Religion and Contemporary Issues (3).F.

This course examines the relationship between religion and the issues that confront our world. Through the exploration of writings of religious significance and other material and media artifacts (art, architecture, music, media, political rhetoric, film, etc.), the course considers how cultural and social influences shape religious expression and contribute to religion as a force in contemporary life both locally and globally.

THR 2020. World Culture and Performance Studies (3). On Demand

This course applies insights from performance art, theatre, dance and other art forms. Its interdisciplinary approach will allow students to have the opportunities to study the unique role of “performance” in various aspects of our society as well as the world today. The class will explore the concept of performance, and special attention will be paid to issues of multiculturalism and the cultural, political, historical, social, economic and technological contexts of performance studies.

DAN 2020. World Dance (3). On Demand

This course will explore dance as a vital contribution to cultural understanding from various regions and cultures around the world including the Americas, Africa, Europe, Asia and Oceania.

FL1050. Intermediate Language (3). S

A continuation of CHN/FRE/GER/JPN/RSN/SNH 1040. Focus on various aspects of culture, society, literature, traditions, and daily preoccupations with continued development of communicative language skills. Reinforcement, expansion, and synthesis of concepts of language and culture through contact with authentic materials. Prerequisite: CHN/FRE/GER/JPN/RSN/SNH 1030 or CHN/FRE/GER/JPN/RSN/SNH 1040, or the equivalent. Laboratory work required. (MULTI-CULTURAL) (CORE: HUMANITIES)

HIS 1130. Themes in Global History (3). F;S

An examination of selected themes in global history with an emphasis on the historical context of global issues, processes, trends, and systems as they have affected local regions. NOTE: HIS 1130 DOES NOT COUNT TOWARD THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A HISTORY MAJOR OR MINOR. (MULTICULTURAL) (CORE: SOCIAL SCIENCES)

ENG 2030. World Literature (3). F

World literature in translation from its beginnings to the seventeenth century. (WRITING; MULTICULTURAL) (CORE: HUMANITIES/LITERATURE)

FCS 2103. Family Development: Origins and Movement (3). F;S

A study, using the multicultural life span approach, of factors affecting human and family development. Theories, patterns, structures and functions of diverse family groupings and interactions and interrelationships in family processes and development will be considered in relation to current research. Students will research their individual family origins and movement over time to understand the current change in ethnic diversity. Students will also study and analyze critical family issues and compare these issues within different cultures in the United States and around the world. Lecture three hours. (COMPUTER) (CORE: SOCIAL SCIENCES)

HIS 1600. Migration in World History (3). F;S

This course examines the role of human migration in world history. Starting with “peopling the planet” and using topics such as language diversity, diaspora, colonization and immigration, students will explore the dispersal of people, plants, animals, diseases, as well as cultural and technological diffusion. The emphasis is on evaluation of primary and secondary sources, development of analytical skills, and application of methods used in comparative histories clustered around these themes. Students have a semester long project of preparing their own family history that entails using data bases, oral interviews, and narrative writing that puts their own “local” history into the “global” context of the main events of the past century. NOTE: HIS 1600 DOES NOT COUNT TOWARD THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A HISTORY MAJOR OR MINOR. (MULTI-CULTURAL) (CORE: SOCIAL SCIENCES)

ART 2011. Introduction to Visual Arts (3). F;S

This course covers selected historical and contemporary issues, the formal structure and critical analysis of the visual arts and an examination of art’s relationship to ideas, beliefs and culture. Students will develop a critical understanding of art as a manifestation of broader social, historical, and contemporary issues in a global context. Lecture three hours. (CORE: HUMANITIES)

ENG 2170. Introduction to Film (3). F;S

A critical examination of notable examples of the filmmaker’s art from silent movies up to the modern era, including a variety of film genres and including both American and foreign films. (CORE: HUMANITIES)

PHL 1503. Everyday Philosophy: Local to Global (3).F ;S

An introduction to special problems, topics, or issues in philosophy regarding cultural diversity and the interrelationship between the local and the global. The subject matter of this course will vary. (CORE: HUMANITIES)

TEC 2601 (formerly TEC 3601). Energy Issues and Technology (3). F;S

This course will explore the various forms of energy and will examine the complete range of energy alternatives existing in the world today. Students will examine energy resources and their economic and environmental impacts. Students will also have the opportunity to learn about the concepts, tools, techniques, and materials needed to design and construct systems that are used to produce energy. The course consists of three major sections: principles of power and energy, conventional energy resources, and renewable energy resources. Students will study how to measure energy resources and estimate the power that could be produced from them, as well as the technological options that exist for transforming these resources into useful sources of energy. Lecture three hours. (CROSS-DISCIPLINARY) (CORE: SOCIAL SCIENCES)

IDS 3010. H2O: We are Water (3).F;S.

Water is studied in disciplines ranging from art to zoology. The hydrologic cycle functions on a global scale but has local impacts. This interdisciplinary course will look at water policy and how we manage water resources; who gets water, for what purpose; and the impacts of these decisions on the resource. It will discuss the ways we use water, abuse it, revere it, ignore it, and fight over it. In the US, our quality of life is entirely dependent on cheap, plentiful, clean water. We use it in vast quantities to produce power, grow food, and protect our health. Globally, demands for water continue to increase. The class will cover the intersections among our scientific understanding of water flows, our technological developments, and our policy approaches toward this elemental resource, locally and globally.

GHY 1020. World Regional Geography (3). F;S

The study of our contemporary world divided into the regions of North America, Central and South America, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, the Russian Realm, and South, East and Southeast Asia. Examination of global issues including population problems, technology and culture change, rural versus urban development, resource exportation and international trade, political identity and international conflict. (MULTICULTURAL) (CORE: SOCIAL SCIENCES)

NUT 2351. Global Nutrition: Emerging Health Challenges (3). F;S

This course will examine global nutritional issues as they pertain to health and incidence of disease, integrating social, biological, political, economic, and environmental factors. The relationship of nutrition and global health to diverse aspects of globalization and economic development will be explored. Specific issues include hunger and obesity, infant mortality and elder health, nutritional programs and agencies, local to global food markets, and meat versus plant food sources. Students will gain the ability to accurately evaluate the food and health issues of a specific country or region. Lecture three hours.

ECO 2620. Environmental and Resource Economics (3). F

The course explores the efficient allocation of environmental and natural resources and examines the continuing conflict between economic activity and environmental quality and the conservation of natural resources. The course applies economic theory to local, regional, national, and international environmental issues.

HIS 1400. World Empires (3). F;S

This course investigates how systems of power functioned on a global scale in the past. Students will discover, discuss, and write about how those systems came to be as well as what kind of society, culture, and world they have created. Students will also develop a clearer understanding not only of their individual role in such global interactions, but how events in one distant part of the world affect many other people around the globe. NOTE: HIS 1400 DOES NOT COUNT TOWARD THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A HISTORY MAJOR OR MINOR. (MULTI-CULTURAL) (CORE: SOCIAL SCIENCES)

HIS/MSL 3823. American Military History (3).F.

This course explores the American military experience from its origins in the colonial period to the present day. It is designed to view military history from a variety of angles, through multiple perspectives and formats, and to broaden students’ views of the American military establishment. We will examine traditional military topics, such as strategy and tactics, and combat operations, as well as exploring “new military history” topics, such as the interaction between war and society, civil-military relations, and the social history of soldiers. We will also explore how political, social, and cultural factors have influenced the nature of warfare and the military institution in American history.

GLS 2000. Contemporary Global Issues (3). F;S

This course examines a selection of global issues from a variety of perspectives and disciplines. Students will be exposed to the complexities of these issues, which are the result of the confluence of historical, geographical, economic, cultural, and political factors. Emphasis will be placed on how different societies view global issues, as well as how different perspectives can alter one’s understanding of them. (MULTICULTURAL; CROSS-DISCIPLINARY)

ENG 2040. World Literature (3). S

World literature from the seventeenth century to the present, read in English. (WRITING; MULTICULTURAL) (CORE: HUMANITIES/LITERATURE)

ART 2130. Art from 1400 to the Present (3). F;S

A global survey of art history from 1400 to the present examining the later artistic traditions of Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania and the Americas. The course focuses on visual art and art making in light of changing social, political, religious, and cultural circumstances. Lecture three hours. (WRITING; MULTI-CULTURAL) (CORE: HUMANITIES)

ANT 1415. Understanding Culture (3). F;S

This course explores the diversity and unity of human experience through the lens of cultural anthropology. Using case studies and other texts, students will gain familiarity with different cultural worlds. As they do so, they will be asked to think critically about their own cultural ideas and actions, to reflect on problems facing humanity in the contemporary world, and to understand the various ways in which they are historically and socially connected to other people in other places. (MULTI-CULTURAL) (CORE: SOCIAL SCIENCES)

AST 1002. Introductory Astronomy II – Stars and Galaxies (4). S

A study of astronomical objects located beyond our solar system. Topics to be covered include the structure and evolution of the stars, pulsars, black holes, gaseous nebulae, star clusters, galaxies, quasars and the structure of evolution of the Universe. Night observations of these types of objects will be made. Lecture three hours, laboratory two hours. Prerequisite: AST 1001. (NUMERICAL DATA) (CORE: NATURAL SCIENCES) (ND Prerequisite: passing the math placement test or successful completion of MAT 0010.)

AST 1001. Introductory Astronomy I – The Solar System (4). F

Topics to be covered include constellations, telescopes, the sun and moon, planets, asteroids, comets, the origin of the solar system and the search for extra-terrestrial life. The laboratory includes visual observations and electronic imaging of astronomical objects as well as a field trip to Appalachian’s Dark Sky Observatory. Lecture three hours, laboratory two hours. (NUMERICAL DATA) (CORE: NATURAL SCIENCES) (ND Prerequisite: passing the math placement test or successful completion of MAT 0010.)

GLY 1105. Oceanography (4). S

A study of physical, chemical, biological, and geological oceanography and their interrelationships. Lecture three hours, laboratory two hours. (WRITING; NUMERICAL DATA) (ND prerequisite: passing the math placement test or successful completion of MAT 0010.)

GLY 1103. Introduction to Environmental and Applied Geology (4).F;S.

A survey of the chemical and physical processes that change the Earth’s crust and surface creating geologic hazards and environmental problems for people; human perturbations of the environment that directly and indirectly affect geological change and human life, such as mining, waste disposal, and agricultural practices; and the principles of origin, distribution, availability, environmental consequences of use, and exploration of the Earth’s mineral and water resources. Lecture three hours, laboratory two hours. (NUMERICAL DATA) (CORE: NATURAL SCIENCES) (ND prerequisite: passing the math placement test or successful completion of MAT 0010.)

GLY 1101. Introduction to Physical Geology (4).F;S.

Introduction to the composition, origin, and modification of Earth materials through the study of the Earth’s interacting dynamic systems; study and application of the scientific method with reference to the principles of geology as demonstrated through use of case histories and laboratory material. Lecture three hours, laboratory two hours. (NUMERICAL DATA) (CORE: NATURAL SCIENCES) (ND prerequisite: passing the math placement test or successful completion of MAT 0010.)

GLY 1102. Introduction to Historical Geology (4).F;S.

A study of the historical and biological aspects of the science of geology – tectonic models for understanding earth structure and lithospheric history, the physical and paleontological bases for understanding geologic time and dating rocks, biological principles relating to the evolution of organisms revealed in the fossil record, facts and theories of biological evolution, a survey of the evolution of organisms through time, the geologic history of North America, and discussion of the scientific aspects of the scientific-religious controversy of evolution vs. creationism. Lecture three hours, laboratory two hours. (CROSS-DISCIPLINARY; NUMERICAL DATA) (CORE: NATURAL SCIENCES) (ND prerequisite: passing the math placement test or successful completion of MAT 0010.)

ANT 1430. Our Primate Heritage (4).F;S.

This course examines humans within an evolutionary and biocultural perspective. Students will be introduced to classic and contemporary literature on topics in human evolution and will have the opportunity to make their own observations and analyses within the laboratory. We will explore theoretical frameworks and controversies about important issues such as the nature of science, human variation, and the relationship between humans and our environment. Students will become familiar with evolutionary theory and heredity, primate evolution and basic comparative anatomy, and the fossil record of human evolution. Lecture three hours, laboratory two hours.

PHY 1102. Environment and Everyday Life (4).S.

An introductory survey of thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, atomic and nuclear physics. Objects from our daily environment will be considered as their operation, histories, and relationships to one another are explored. Lecture three hours, laboratory two hours. Prerequisite: PHY 1101. PHY 1102 is not open to students who have credit for PHY 1830. (NUMERICAL DATA; COMPUTER) (CORE: NATURAL SCIENCES) (ND Prerequisite: passing the math placement test or successful completion of MAT 0010.)

GLY 1104. Water: Mountains to Sea (4). F

A study of the interaction between terrestrial water and geological phenomena. The course applies the scientific method to the study of the continental components of the hydrologic cycle. It also focuses on the interaction of water with the rock and plate tectonic cycles. Lecture three hours, laboratory two hours.

GHY 1012. Global Change of the Biosphere (4).F;S

An introduction to the patterns, dynamics, and causes of change in the biosphere. Students will examine the fundamental geographic determinants of biodiversity patterns and the natural and human factors that drive biotic change, including climate change, land cover change, and biological invasions. Students will use the scientific method in hands-on laboratory activities to investigate causal relationships between global change processes and biome shifts, species migration, extinction, and loss of biodiversity. Lecture three hours, laboratory two hours.

GHY 1011. Global Climate Change (4). F;S

This course provides a scientific examination of global climate change, including the physical patterns within the atmosphere, climate change due to both natural and anthropogenic forcing mechanisms, and projections of future change at various spatial scales. Students will employ the scientific method in a series of field-based experiments to answer problems and address issues that complement the lecture material and focus on aspects of global climate change. Lecture three hours, laboratory two hours.

BIO 1103. Global Climate Change and Earth’s Life (4). S

A course examining the effects of global climate change on earth’s organisms. Lecture combines biological concepts with current knowledge and predictions to provide a broad introduction to key changes possible in earth’s biota in a future world. Laboratory provides a hands-on approach to investigating climate change questions. Submission of on-line essays, group discussions and summary reports from laboratory experiments required. Lecture three hours, laboratory two hours.

GSB 1040. Contemporary Biology (2). F;S

A course in a sequential series of four science mini-courses. (EACH MINI-COURSE LASTS FOR ONE-HALF SEMESTER. STUDENTS SHOULD BE ADVISED TO REGISTER FOR TWO MINI-COURSES IN ONE SEMESTER TO TOTAL FOUR SEMESTER HOURS.) The course will introduce students to selected fundamental principles and concepts of biology discussed and developed in the context of science topics of concern or interest in modern society. Prerequisites: GSP 1010 or GSA 1010; and GSC 1020. Corequisite: GSG 1030. Contemporary Geology. Lecture three hours, laboratory two hours. This course will not satisfy program requirements for students majoring in biology, chemistry, computer science, geology, or physics. (NUMERICAL DATA) (CORE: NATURAL SCIENCES) (ND Prerequisite: passing the math placement test or successful completion of MAT 0010.)

GSG 1030. Contemporary Geology (2). F;S

A course in a sequential series of four science mini-courses. (EACH MINI-COURSE LASTS FOR ONE-HALF SEMESTER. STUDENTS SHOULD BE ADVISED TO REGISTER FOR TWO MINI-COURSES IN ONE SEMESTER TO TOTAL FOUR SEMESTER HOURS.) The course will introduce students to selected fundamental principles and concepts of geology discussed and developed in the context of science topics of concern or interest in modern society. Prerequisite: GSP 1010 or GSA 1010 and GSC 1020. Corequisite: GSB 1040. Contemporary Biology. Lecture three hours, laboratory two hours. This course will not satisfy program requirements for students majoring in biology, chemistry, computer science, geology, or physics. (NUMERICAL DATA) (CORE: NATURAL SCIENCES) (ND Prerequisite: passing the math placement test or successful completion of MAT 0010.)

GSC 1020. Contemporary Chemistry (2). F;S

A course in a sequential series of four science mini courses. (EACH MINI-COURSE LASTS FOR ONE-HALF SEMESTER. STUDENTS SHOULD BE ADVISED TO REGISTER FOR TWO MINI-COURSES IN ONE SEMESTER TO TOTAL FOUR SEMESTER HOURS.) The course will introduce students to selected fundamental principles and concepts of chemistry discussed and developed in the context of science topics of concern or interest in modern society. Co- or prerequisite: college-level mathematics course. Corequisite: GSC 1010. Contemporary Physics or GSA 1010. Contemporary Astronomy. Lecture three hours, laboratory two hours. This course will not satisfy program requirements for students majoring in biology, chemistry, computer science, geology, or physics. (NUMERICAL DATA) (CORE: NATURAL SCIENCES) (ND Prerequisite: passing the math placement test or successful completion of MAT 0010.)

GSP 1010. Contemporary Physics (2). F;S

A course in a series of four science mini-courses for the non science major. (EACH MINI-COURSE LASTS FOR ONE-HALF SEMESTER. STUDENTS SHOULD BE ADVISED TO REGISTER FOR TWO MINICOURSES IN ONE SEMESTER TO TOTAL FOUR SEMESTER HOURS.) The course presents a broad view of important areas of contemporary physics. Concepts of modern physics are studied at an introductory level with the necessary classical physics background needed for their comprehension. Co- or prerequisite: a college-level mathematics course. Corequisite: GSC 1020. Contemporary Chemistry. Lecture three hours, laboratory two hours. This course will not satisfy program requirements for students majoring in biology, chemistry, computer science, geology, or physics. (NUMERICAL DATA) (CORE: NATURAL SCIENCES) (ND Prerequisite: passing the math placement test or successful completion of MAT 0010.)

CHE 1120. Introductory Chemistry Laboratory (1). F;S

Laboratory experiments to supplement the study of the topics listed under CHE 1102. Laboratory three hours. Corequisite or prerequisite: CHE 1102. (CORE: NATURAL SCIENCES)

CHE 1102. Introductory Chemistry II (3). F;S

A study of properties of solutions, acid-base concepts, equilibria, elementary thermodynamics, elementary kinetics, electrochemistry. Lecture three hours. Prerequisites: CHE 1101 and CHE 1110; corequisite or prerequisite: CHE 1120. (NUMERICAL DATA) (CORE: NATURAL SCIENCES) (ND Prerequisite: passing the math placement test or successful completion of MAT 0010.)

CHE 1110. Introductory Chemistry Laboratory I (1). F;S

Laboratory experiments to supplement the study of the topics listed under CHE 1101. Laboratory three hours. Corequisite or prerequisite: CHE 1101. (CORE: NATURAL SCIENCES)

CHE 1101. Introductory Chemistry I (3). F;S

A study of the fundamental principles of chemistry emphasizing modern atomic theory, the structure and behavior of atoms, the properties and states of matter, energy relations, periodicity and mole concepts. Lecture three hours. Corequisite or prerequisite: CHE 1110. (NUMERICAL DATA) (CORE: NATURAL SCIENCES) (ND Prerequisite: passing the math placement test or successful completion of MAT 0010.)

PHY 1814. Sound and Recording (4). S

An exploration of acoustics, electronic circuits and signal processing as it applies to the creation and recording of sound and music. Topics to be covered include: AC and DC circuits, filtering, amplification, mechanical and electromagnetic properties of speakers, microphones, analog and digital recording, acoustics of rooms, digital audio signal processing, electronic synthesizers, multi-track recording, and mastering. Lecture three hours, laboratory two hours. Prerequisite: PHY 1812 or PHY 1103 or PHY 1150. (CROSS-DISCIPLINARY; NUMERICAL DATA) (ND Prerequisite: passing the math placement test or successful completion of MAT 0010.)

PHY 1812. Acoustics and Harmonics (4). F

An exploration of sound and the underlying physical principles that govern it: Newton’s laws of motion, energy, power, pressure, elasticity, oscillations, waves, resonances, and harmonics, as well as the quantitative application of these principles to topics such as: musical intervals, the equal-tempered scale, the decibel scale, harmony, dissonance, overtones, hearing, voices, and the construction and timbre of musical instruments. Lecture three hours, laboratory two hours. Prerequisite: MAT 1025 or permission of the instructor. (CROSS DISCIPLINARY; NUMERICAL DATA) (ND Prerequisite: passing the math placement test or successful completion of MAT 0010.)

PHY 1810. Light and Color (4). S

An introductory course intended primarily for students of the fine and applied arts as well as others interested in optical phenomena. Topics include the perception of light and color, color mixing, polarized light, photography, lasers, and holography. The laboratory will involve hands-on investigation of the properties of light using various methods including but not limited to lasers, spectrometers, lenses and mirrors, and photographic equipment. Lecture three hours, laboratory two hours. Prerequisite: MAT 1025 or permission of the instructor. (CROSS-DISCIPLINARY; NUMERICAL DATA) (ND Prerequisite: passing the math placement test or successful completion of MAT 0010.)

PHY 1101. How Things Work (4). F

An introductory survey of the ideas of mechanics, fluids, wave motion, sound, light, and special relativity. Objects from our daily environment will be considered as their operation, histories, and relationships to one another are explored. This course seeks to dispel the mysteries surrounding everyday phenomena. Lecture three hours, laboratory two hours. Corequisite: MAT 1010 or MAT 1020 or MAT 1025. (NUMERICAL DATA; COMPUTER) (CORE: NATURAL SCIENCES) (ND Prerequisite: passing the math placement test or successful completion of MAT 0010.)

PHY 1150-PHY 1151. Analytical Physics I-II (5-5). F;S

An analytical and quantitative treatment of physics at a somewhat more advanced level than the PHY 1103-PHY 1104 sequence using calculus. Intended primarily for students majoring in the natural sciences, mathematical sciences, and pre engineering. Topics covered include mechanics, heat, light, sound, electricity, magnetism, and quantum phenomena. Corequisite for PHY 1150: MAT 1110. Corequisite for PHY 1151: MAT 1120. Lecture four hours, laboratory three hours. (NUMERICAL DATA) (CORE: NATURAL SCIENCES) (ND Prerequisite: passing the math placement test or successful completion of MAT 0010.)

PHY 1103-PHY 1104. General Physics I-II (4-4). F;S

A study of the basic principles of physics including mechanics, thermodynamics, sound, electricity and magnetism, optics, and modern physics. Corequisite for PHY 1103: MAT 1020 or MAT 1025 or the equivalent. Prerequisite for PHY 1104: PHY 1103 or the equivalent. Lecture three hours, laboratory two hours. (NUMERICAL DATA) (CORE: NATURAL SCIENCES) (ND Prerequisite: passing the math placement test or successful completion of MAT 0010.)

BIO 1102. Biology in Society II (4). F;S

This course will primarily focus on issues relating to life at the level of the organism outward. The course will examine the broad concepts of evolutionary processes, the interdependent nature of living organisms, the diversity of life, and the evolution of organ systems. These concepts will be examined by studies of societal issues such as the biodiversity crisis, human evolution, plants and agriculture, the threats from
microbes, and issues in conservation ecology. Lecture three hours, laboratory two hours. (CORE: NATURAL SCIENCES) (NUMERICAL DATA) (ND Prerequisite: passing the math placement test or successful completion of MAT 0010.) BIO 1102 WILL NOT SUBSTITUTE FOR BIO 1802 FOR SCIENCE MAJORS.

BIO 1101. Biology in Society I (4). F;S

This course will focus primarily on issues relating to life at the level of the organism inward. The course will examine the broad concepts of how life is defined by the processes of heredity, reproduction and metabolism. These concepts will be examined by studies of societal issues such as cancer, nutrition, gene therapy, patterns of inheritance, drug therapy, and evolution at the cellular level. Lecture three hours, laboratory two hours. (CORE: NATURAL SCIENCES) (NUMERICAL DATA) (ND Prerequisite:
passing the math placement test or successful completion of MAT 0010.) BIO 1101 WILL NOT SUBSTITUTE FOR BIO 1801 FOR SCIENCE MAJORS.

WGC 2001. Tangents (3). F;S.

Priority enrollment given to Watauga Global Community Students. This course introduces students to writing across the curriculum. Students write in different genres for different academic communities, read a variety of academic texts rhetorically, and analyze the writing conventions of various academic communities. Prerequisites: completion of 30 semester hours of credit including WGC 1103; OR, completion of 30 semester hours of credit including ENG 1000 and either UCO 1200 or HON 1515. (WRITING)

ENG 2001. Introduction to Writing Across the Curriculum (3). F;S

This course introduces students to writing across the curriculum. Students write in different genres for different academic communities, read a variety of academic texts rhetorically, and analyze the writing
conventions of various academic communities. Prerequisites: completion of 30 semester hours of credit, including ENG 1000 and UCO 1200. (WRITING) (CORE: ENGLISH)

LLC 1000 (formerly FL 1000). English for International Students (3). F

Listening, speaking, reading and writing English for advanced students whose first language is not English. Emphasis on communication in a variety of academic and social settings. This course is self-paced to enable the student to concentrate on individual needs and problem areas. In addition to class meetings, students will be assigned a tutor to assist them with assignments.

WGC 1103. Investigations: Local (6). F

Priority enrollment given to Watauga Global Community students. An experiential, interdisciplinary study in the humanities and social sciences of significant local issues (historical, economic, social, cultural, ideological, aesthetic) and their relationships with regional, national, and global issues.

ENG 1000. Expository Writing (3).F;S

An introduction to the various types of expository essays. A grade of “C” or higher in this course fulfills the English proficiency requirement for students entering the Reich College of Education or the Walker College of Business. (WRITING) (CORE: ENGLISH)

3 SH courses:

ECO 2100*

STT 1810*

STT 2810*

STT 3820*

4 SH courses:

CS 1445

MAT 1010

MAT 1020

MAT 1025

MAT 1030

MAT 1110

STT 2820

3 SH courses:

(additional hour counts as elective)

NUT 2202

PE 1718

PE 1768

PE 1769

PE 3008

DAN 4460

1 SH Courses:

PE 1700-1877

PE 1530-1545

2 SH Courses:

HP 1105

HED 1000

DAN 1400, 1410, 1420

DAN 2400, 2410, 2420

DAN 3280, 3480, 3580

MSL 1101

Historical & Social Themes

(6-9 s.h. from one theme)

Ancient Worlds

Appalachia: Life, Culture, and Land

Cultural Diversity

Individual And Society

Mind

Religion, Myth, And Society

Revolutions And Social Change

This American Life

Capitalism and Its Critics

Understanding Culture Through Social Practice

Aesthetic
Historical
& Social
Local to Global
Science Inquiry

Local to Global Themes

(6-9 s.h. from one theme)

Democracy and Personal Life

Empire, Colonialism, And Globalization

Global Resources

Identity, Culture, And Media

Investigations Global

Origins And Migrations

Regions In Global Context

Performance Of Culture

Sustainability And Global Change

Science Inquiry Themes

(8 s.h. from one theme)
some courses must be taken in sequence within the theme

Biology And Society

The Physics Of Our Technological World

Physics With Calculus

Physics Of Self Expression

Chemistry Connections
To Our Changing World

Global Environmental Change

How Things Work

Life, Earth, And Evolution

Restless Planet: Earth, Environment And Evolution

The Blue Planet

Voyages Through The Cosmos

Wellness Literacy

Quantitative Literacy

First Year Writing

Sophomore Writing

Senior
Capstone Experience
in the major

Wellness Literacy

Health or Wellness Literacy is “the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions” (adapted from US Department of Health and Human Services). The person who is literate in wellness has a strong foundation in science-based health and fitness concepts, selects reliable sources of health and wellness content, and is capable of applying wellness skills.

(2 s.h. required)

Choose from the following:

1 SH Courses

2 SH Courses

3 SH Courses

Quantitative
Literacy

(4 s.h. required)

4 SH Courses

3 SH Courses

First Year Seminar

(3 s.h. required)

UCO 1200 (website)
(multiple course options)

HON 1515 (website)
(Honors students only)

WGC 1103 (website)
(Watauga Global Community students only)

UCO MET (website)
(beginning Fall 2012, open to students who transfer at least 30 s.h. AND are at least one year out of high school; students using this option will have 41 s.h. of General Education)

WAC
First Year Writing

(3 s.h. required)

ENG 1000

LLC 1000 (formerly FL 1000)

WGC 1103*

*Watauga Global Community students only

WAC
Sophomore Writing

(3 s.h. required)

ENG 2001

WGC 2001

Junior Writing in the Major

(*ENG 2001 or its equivalent is a prerequisite for all Junior Writing in the Major/Discipline courses. The hours earned in the Junior Writing in the Discipline course count in the major requirements, not in the 44 hours of General Education requirements.)

Senior Capstone Experience

(*The hours earned in the Senior Capstone count in the major requirements, not in the 44 hours of General Education requirements.)

General Education Program Model

General education at Appalachian is anchored in the ideals and practices of liberal education and aims to prepare students to fulfill the responsibilities and meet the challenges presented by a changing world. By engaging in the discovery, interpretation, and creation of knowledge throughout the undergraduate curriculum and becoming involved in educationally focused co-curricular activities, students learn to adapt to new environments, integrate knowledge from diverse sources, and continue learning throughout their lives.

44 Semester Hours Total

Capstone and Junior Writing are required in General Education, but the hours are counted in the major, not General Education.

Courses that meet the Historical Studies designation will:

Introduce students to historical methodology, the process by which one locates, evaluates, and utilizes primary documents and other evidence to reconstruct and understand the past

Provide an understanding of historiography, or the study of the way history has been written. Students should understand that historical perspective changes with generations and that historical understandings and perspectives continue to evolve. Students should learn to reconcile multiple and competing perspectives.

Offer historical perspective to contextualize contemporary issues, and thus help students appreciate the continuum between past and present in order to understand the complexity and richness of the human experience

Offer a critical assessment of the manner in which humans have politically, socially, and culturally occupied space across time

Courses that meet the Literary Studies designation will:

Introduce students to the analytical and interpretive strategies of literary studies

Analyze the structural components and composition of various literary and cultural texts

Help students appreciate and interpret the language/linguistic artistry, the rhetoric, and/or the aesthetics of literary texts.

Identify and examine relevant contextual factors that influence the composition and reception of literary or other cultural texts

Courses that meet the Fine Arts designation will:

Develop interpretive skills and aesthetic discernment by closely examining individual works of art

Analyze the relationship between specific works of art and their historical, cultural, and/or artistic contexts

Analyze the structural components and composition of various works of art

Examine the creative process as exemplified by the distinct processes of various artists

Create artistic products and/or attend live performances or visual art exhibitions

literary studies
fine arts

Junior Writing in the major

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