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  • CHM121 Principles of Chemistry

    Fundamental principles of chemical science for studies in the discipline.

  • CHM221 Chemistry for the Biosciences II

    This is the second course in a three course sequence designed to meet the needs of Life Science students interested in pursuing professional education in the health sciences. Topics to be covered in this course include: electronic atomic structure, basic quantum mechanics, molecular geometry, identification of organic molecules, and interpretation of chemical structures via spectroscopic methods. Co-registration with a separate recitation section is required.

  • CHM222 Chemistry for the Biosciences III

    This is the third course in a three course sequence designed to meet the needs of Life Science students interested in pursuing professional education in the health sciences. Topics to be covered in this course include: organic chemical reactivity, reaction prediction analysis, organic reaction mechanisms, electronic interactions, energy states, and reactivity of biomolecules. Co-registration with a separate recitation section is required.

  • CLA322 Monsters, Fantastic Creatures in Classical Antiquity & Other Cultures

    An explanation of the notion of the "monster" and the "fantastic creature" in a range of literary and visual representations from classical antiquity (the Greek and Roman World) and other cultures from various time periods. Starting with Hesiod's "Catalogue of Monsters" we examine the following questions: Whose mental projection is embodied in a given monster? Are there different categories of monsters? What does the monster represent? What fears does the monster crystallize?

  • COS311 Advanced Oral Advocacy

    Advanced presentational speaking to persuade including theory and extensive practice.
    Prerequisite: COS 211.

  • ENG106 English Composition II

    Advanced approaches to written academic argument, with emphasis on textual analysis and incorporation of secondary sources. Not for major or minor. Cannot be taken on credit-only option.
    Requisite: ENG 105 OR ACT English score 32 or above; or SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing or Critical Reading score 700 or above or Foote Fellow designation.

  • ENG395 Special Topic: Black Queer Literature and Film

    Content varies by semester and is indicated in parentheses following course number and title in Class Schedule.

  • GEG348 Climate Change and Public Health

    The mechanisms by which climate change adversely affects human health, and the policy options for mitigating our exposure.

  • MTH101 Algebra for College Students

    Algebraic operations and properties of the real numbers; linear and quadratic equations and inequalities; polynomials and factoring; rational expressions; radical expressions; graphs of lines; systems of linear equations.
    Requisite: SAT Math Section Score >= 550 or Math ACT Score >= 22 or ALEKS score >= 40 or passing grade in MTH 099.

  • MTH107 Precalculus l

    Algebraic operations; equations and inequalities; complex numbers; functions and their graphs; polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions; inverse functions; systems of non-linear equations.
    Requisite: SAT Math Section Score >= 600 OR Math ACT Score >= 25 OR ALEKS score >= 55 OR passing grade in MTH 101.

  • MTH108 Precalculus II

    Trigonometric functions, identities and equations, applications involving vectors, systems of nonlinear equations and inequalities and analytic geometry.
    Requisite: SAT Math Section Score >= 650 OR Math ACT Score >= 28 OR ALEKS score >= 65 OR a passing grade in MTH 107.

  • PHI353/553 Colisted - Philosophy of Film

    Philosophical questions concerning the ontology and aesthetics of film. Combining readings in philosophy and film theory and criticism with close analysis of selected films, this course is premised on a conviction in the potential fruitfulness, both for film studies and philosophy, of thinking philosophically about the ontology of the medium, the history and the art of film, the ways we experience movies, and their impact on our lives. A main focus will be on the writings of Stanley Cavell-the most important author in the Anglo/American philosophical tradition to make writing about film a substantial part of his philosophical project-and philosophical responses by to his work.

  • POL201 Introduction to American National Government

    Examination of the principles, structures, and processes of the national government of the United States. Frequent comparisons made with others countries.

  • POL362 Social Movements

    Addresses questions central to social movement activists and researchers. Draws on examples from across the Americas and on current social movement research.

  • POL370 Global Energy Politics

    Energy use throughout history has shaped humanity's politics and economics; the politics of the depletion of fossil fuels; global warming; "green" alternative energies: solar; wind; waves; civilian nuclear power.

  • POL556/654 Colisted- Political Ethics

    Personal, professional, organizational, and societal levels of ethical analysis. Ethical theories will be reviewed and applied to actual cases that focus on public policy and/or the officials who create and implement it. Profiles of moral exemplars in public life will be examined. Course is usually offered during the January Intersession. Personal, professional, organizational, and societal levels of ethical analysis. Ethical theories will be reviewed and applied to actual cases that focus on public policy and/or the officials who create and implement it. Profiles of moral exemplars in public life will be examined.

  • REL/SOC236/291 Cults and New Religious Movements in America

    Twentieth and twenty-first century religious groups in America, so-called “cults” or new religious movements (NRM’s), located on the periphery of “mainstream” religion. An examination of the origins, beliefs, attraction, and interaction of the NRMs from a variety of disciplinary perspectives (historical, psychological, sociological) as well as from another variety of disciplinary perspectives (potential for violence, “brainwashing”, involvement of women, and charismatic leadership). The goal is to increase our understanding of certain aspects of contemporary religious activity and the general societal response to them, and hence, of religion in general. The task is not to commend or condemn particular religious’ groups, but rather to attempt to reach some understanding of them, first on their terms, then on ours in the appropriate disciplinary contexts.

  • SOC101 Introduction to Sociology

    The scientific study of society and several sociological concepts, including, but not limited to: social theory, social research, social economy, social interaction, social class, social construction, gender stratification, race and ethnicity, family, and deviance. This course will help students to examine the social world around them using the sociological imagination. Students will learn how to connect research to concepts, deepening their understanding of the social world and social phenomena and develop critical thinking skills.

  • SOC371 Criminology

    The concepts of crime and criminal law, reviews several theoretical approaches to studying crime and criminal behavior, and focuses on several types of crime. In particular, it includes such topics as definitions of crime, sources of crime statistics, correlates and causes of crime, terrorism, genocide, corporate crime, and cybercrime.
    Prerequisite: SOC 101.

  • SOC388 Black Ghetto in Urban Society

    The origin and development of the concept of "ghetto" and application of this concept to both past and contemporary-views of black life in America. Students are introduced to the historical and social significance of the black ghetto in the context of the larger body of literature on the ghetto phenomenon. Emphasis is placed on gaining an understanding and developing critical insight into issues and prospects for the resolution of issues related to black ghettoization.
    Prerequisite: SOC 101.