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Course Title:

1968:Youth and Social Change in World

Number: HIST-435
Description:

This colloquium explores the historical scholarship surrounding the tumultuous events of 1968 in global perspective. It explores the events of 1968 as transnational phenomena with a particular emphasis placed upon the significant role played by youth in the various movements and uprisings worldwide. It will consider the emergence of youth as a social, political, and cultural force within the larger ferment of the late-sixties and early-seventies. Importantly, this is a rigorous readings course akin to a graduate colloquium. Prerequisite: Junior standing or above (60 or more completed credits). 4 credits.

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19th Century American Literature

Number: ENGL-423
Description:

Intensive study in the period including such writers as Irving, Poe, Hawthorne, Emerson, Thoreau, Dickinson, Whitman, Gilman, and the literature of slavery and abolition. Prerequisite: Junior standing or above (60 or more completed credits) and 2 courses (minimum 2 credits each) from 200-level ENGL or above. 4 credits.

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19th Century Art

Number: ARTHI-352
Description:

This course is a contextual examination of the development of painting, sculpture, photography, and other arts from the late 18th-century to the end of the 19th-century, focusing upon North American and European movements. It explores the meaning and functions of the visual arts created within specific social, political, historical, and artistic contexts. In particular, this course studies how artists responded to the developments of the 19th century that led to the rise of modernism and the avant-garde. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or above (30 or more completed credits). 4 credits.

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Abnormal Psychology

Number: PSY-211
Description:

Students critically explore major categories of disorders, with special emphasis on dissociative identity disorder, depression, schizophrenia, and borderline personality. Questions are raised about the use of psychiatric drugs, and attention is paid to the history of insanity. This course includes both textbook and original readings. Also listed as DS 211. Prerequisites: PSY-150 with a minimum grade of C. 4 credits.

Course Title:

Abnormal Psychology

Number: DS-211
Description:

Students critically explore major categories of disorders, with special emphasis on dissociative identity disorder, depression, schizophrenia, and borderline personality. Questions are raised about the use of psychiatric drugs, and attention is paid to the history of insanity. This course includes both textbook and original readings. Also listed as PSY 211. Prerequisite: PSY-150 with a minimum grade of C. 4 credits.

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Abstract Algebra

Number: MATH-402
Description:

A survey of fundamental concepts in abstract algebra. Topics may include Group theory, including quotient groups, fundamental results on group homomorphisms and the study of finite groups; Ring theory, including fundamental homomorphism theorems, quotient rings and Euclidean rings, vector spaces and modules; Field theory including field extensions, Galois theory and classical results concerning constructability and solvability. Prerequisite: MATH 240 and MATH 306 each with a minimum grade of C. Offered alternate years 2014-2015. 4 credits.

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Acad Culture and Communication

Number: ELITR-101
Description:

This course helps students acquire the oral skills and competencies required to succeed in American academic settings. Students will learn efficient listening and note-taking strategies for lectures and consider the appropriate register for interactions with professors and peers in formal as well as informal situations. Students will practice formal oral presentations and through self and peer critique, become more capable and confident in their speaking and listening abilities. Only available to students of the Transition Program. Prerequisite: TOEFL score of 475. Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in ELI program courses. 3 credits.

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Academic and Research Writing

Number: ELITR-103
Description:

Academic and Research Writing is the composition component of the ELI Transition Program. This course prepares students for the writing tasks, research methodologies, and documentation formats they are likely to encounter in their academic programs. Students will build upon their understanding of the basic rhetorical modes to develop their arguments in a fully documented research essay. Only available to students in the Transition Program. Prerequisite: TOEFL score of 475. Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in ELI program courses. 3 credits.

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Accompanying

Number: MUS-280
Description:

A basic study of accompanying technique for both instrumental and vocal literature. The course addresses problems of balance, ensemble, texture, and interpretive style. Prerequisite: Declared Music major or minor. May be repeated for credit. 1 credit.

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Accounting & Auditing Seminar

Number: BA-435
Description:

A discussion-based course that uses cases to explore realistic accounting and auditing issues. Students will be faced with unstructured problems and be required to provide analyses and recommendations. Prerequisite: BA 314 with a minimum grade of C- (may be taken concurrently). 4 credits.

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Accounting Principles

Number: BA-201
Description:

Introduction to accounting concepts and application of these concepts; financial statement preparation; accounting systems and controls; accounting for assets and liabilities; cash flow analysis and financial statement analysis. MS Excel is introduced and integrated into the course to solve accounting and finance problems. 4 credits.

Course Title:

Acting I: Fundamentals

Number: THEA-110
Description:

Introduction to movement, voice, and acting for the stage, with techniques drawn from Stanislavsky, Meisner, Viewpoints, Linklater, and other schools. The course develops an understanding of the actor's process for all students, and provides a foundation for students planning to major or minor in theatre or to perform in department productions. 2 credits.

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Acting II: Scene Study

Number: THEA-210
Description:

Intensive scene work, script analysis, and development of a methodical approach to acting. Intermediate work in voice and movement; introduction to dialects. Prerequisite: THEA-110. May be repeated once for credit. 2 or 4 credits.

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Acting III: Period Acting

Number: THEA-310
Description:

Introduction to period acting with emphasis on Shakespeare, classical Greek drama, and verse. Prerequisite: THEA-210. 4 credits.

Course Title:

Action Projects in Gndr & Sexlty Studies

Number: GSS-210
Description:

This course is designed to promote student individual and collaborative work related to issues in feminism and gender studies. Students may participate in a one-time action project centered around an event, a service learning placement, or a collaborative project that promotes the goals of the minor. Projects may include, but are not limited to, serving at sites approved by the Gender & Sexuality Studies faculty, working on events connected to Women's History Month, carrying out their GSS 201 action projects, and projects designed to promote education in our community. Prerequisite: GSS 201. May be repeated for credit. Pass/No Pass. 1-6 credits.

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Adapted Physical Activity

Number: DS-315
Description:

Introduction to adapted, corrective, and developmental physical activities. Emphasis is placed on assessment, laws & legislation, and teaching methods of physical activities for the exceptional student. Also listed as EXMB 315. Prerequisite: EXMB-105, and EXIP 365 with a minimum grade of C- or DS 200 with a minimum grade of C-. 2 credits.

Course Title:

Adapted Physical Activity

Number: EXMB-315
Description:

Introduction to adapted, corrective, and developmental physical activities. Emphasis is placed on assessment, laws & legislation, and teaching methods of physical activities for the exceptional student. Also listed as DS 315. Prerequisite: EXMB-105, and EXIP 365 with a minimum grade of C- or DS 200 with a minimum grade of C-. 2 credits.

Course Title:

Addictions and Society

Number: PSJ-208
Description:

Addictions and Society takes a historical and interdisciplinary approach to the question of alcohol, substance abuse and the social costs of addiction and use. The course investigates human motives to alter consciousness using classic and modern research in the physiology of addiction, sociocultural risk factors and changing cultural representations of drug use. Also listed as PSY 208. Prerequisite: PSY-150 with a minimum grade of C. Cross-listed with PSY 208. Counts toward core requirement: Social Sciences (2010 catalog). 4 credits.

Course Title:

Addictions and Society

Number: PSY-208
Description:

Addictions and Society takes a historical and interdisciplinary approach to the question of alcohol, substance abuse and the social costs of addiction and use. The course investigates human motives to alter consciousness using classic and modern research in the physiology of addiction, sociocultural risk factors and changing cultural representations of drug use. Also listed as PSJ 208. Prerequisite: PSY 150 with a minimum grade of C. 4 credits.

Course Title:

Adolescent Development

Number: PSY-343
Description:

Adolescent Development examines the primary developmental issues in the period between middle childhood and young adulthood. In addition to traditional areas of brain development, cognition, identity, sexuality and sexual orientation, intimacy, and achievement, there will also be a focus on how adolescence was originally conceptualized in the USA, the continued purposes it serves, and comparisons across ethnic groups and other cultures. Emphasis will be placed on the integration of theory and research in understanding adolescence. Prerequisite: PSY 150, PSY 180, or PSY 240 with minimum grade C. Counts toward core requirement: Comparative Cultural. 4 credits.

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