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Essential Education Curriculum - Equality Theme

Curriculum for this theme will critically examine humanity’s fundamental equality, and the historical and contemporary forces that impede equality and privilege certain groups, (e.g. racism, sexism, nationalism, ableism, social class, and others).

 

Learning Outcome One: Communication (9 s.h.)

 

Learning Outcome Two: Critical Thinking (3 s.h.)

  • INTD1100 Critical Thinking in the Liberal Arts and Sciences (3 s.h.)

 

Learning Outcome Three: Ethical Thinking and Action (3 s.h.)
One of the following:

  • EDUC3100 Human Relations for Educators
  • PHIL2440 Social Dimensions of Equality
  • RELG2220 Religion and Social Justice
  • RELG2900A Topics in Religion - Life and Writing of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Learning Outcome Four: Global Learning (3 s.h.)

  • POLS2360 The Politics of Immigration
  • SPAN2900A Topics in Spanish: Unheard Voices: Experiences of Vulnerability in Contemporary Latin American Cultural Production
  • SPAN2900B Topics in Spanish: Literature, Visual Culture, and Digital Media in the Contemporary Hispanic Caribbean and its Diasporas
  • SPAN3110 Hispanic Culture Through Film
  • SPAN3120 Hispanic Culture Through Print

 

Learning Outcome Five: Knowledge of Human Cultures: Arts (3 s.h.)
One of the following:

 

Learning Outcome Five: Knowledge of Human Cultures: Humanities (3 s.h.)
One of the following:

  • ENGL2330 Our Bondage and Our Freedom: Literatures of the Americas, 1491-1865
  • ENGL2350 American Ethnic Literature
  • ENGL2360 African American Literature
  • ENGL2600 Gender and Sexuality
  • ENGL2610 Whiteness and the Working Class
  • ENGL3480 Cultural Studies
  • ENGL3560 Race, Space and Place in American Cinema

 

Learning Outcome Five: Knowledge of Human Cultures: Social Science (3 s.h.)

 

Learning Outcome Five: Knowledge of Human Cultures: Histories (3 s.h.)
One of the following:

  • HIST1200 History of the African Diaspora
  • HIST/POLS3240 Rights and Responsibilities in the United States

 

Learning Outcome Six: Knowledge of Natural and Physical World: Science (3 s.h.)

 

Learning Outcome Six: Knowledge of Natural and Physical World: Math (6 s.h.)
Two of the following:

Essential Education Curriculum - Innovation Theme

Curriculum for this theme will critically examine the role of innovation from a historical and/or futuristic perspective to see how social, economic, political or technological development can change society.
 

Learning Outcome One: Communication (9 s.h.)

 

Learning Outcome Two: Critical Thinking (3 s.h.)

  • INTD1100 Critical Thinking in the Liberal Arts and Sciences (3 s.h.)

 

Learning Outcome Three: Ethical Thinking and Action (3 s.h.)
One of the following:

 

Learning Outcome Four: Global Learning (3 s.h.)

  • CSIT1080 Technology in a Changing World
  • EDUC2100 Technology Application in Education

 

Learning Outcome Five: Knowledge of Human Cultures: Arts (3 s.h.)
One of the following:

 

Learning Outcome Five: Knowledge of Human Cultures: Humanities (3 s.h.)
One of the following:

 

Learning Outcome Five: Knowledge of Human Cultures: Social Science (3 s.h.)

 

Learning Outcome Five: Knowledge of Human Cultures: Histories (3 s.h.)
One of the following:

  • HIST2410 United States History to 1877
  • HIST2420 United States History Since 1877

 

Learning Outcome Six: Knowledge of Natural and Physical World: Science (3 s.h.)

  • BIOL2580 Drug Development and Society
  • CHEM1310 Matter Matters: Introduction to Chemistry

 

Learning Outcome Six: Knowledge of Natural and Physical World: Math (6 s.h.)
Two of the following:

Essential Education Curriculum - Peace Theme

Curriculum for this theme addresses peace as “an end to all forms of personal and structural violence, rooted in a just and sustainable society."

 

Learning Outcome One: Communication (9 s.h.)

 

Learning Outcome Two: Critical Thinking (3 s.h.)

  • INTD1100 Critical Thinking in the Liberal Arts and Sciences (3 s.h.)

 

Learning Outcome Three: Ethical Thinking and Action (3 s.h.)
One of the following:

  • PHIL2340 Finding Peace in Identity
  • RELG2130 Introduction to New Testament
  • RELG3540 Peace and Justice in the Christian Tradition

 

Learning Outcome Four: Global Learning (3 s.h.)

 

Learning Outcome Five: Knowledge of Human Cultures: Arts (3 s.h.)
One of the following:

  • ARTS2400 Ethics, Politics, and Controversy in Art
  • MUSC2320 Global Musics as Languages of Peace
  • THTR2270 Theatre and Film of the Jewish Holocaust

 

Learning Outcome Five: Knowledge of Human Cultures: Humanities (3 s.h.)
One of the following:

  • ENGL2320 Britain, Empire and Modernity: 19th and 20th Century British and Irish Literature
  • ENGL3240 Poetry and Social Justice
  • ENGL/THTR3350 Shakespeare

 

Learning Outcome Five: Knowledge of Human Cultures: Social Science (3 s.h.)

 

Learning Outcome Five: Knowledge of Human Cultures: Histories (3 s.h.)
One of the following:

 

Learning Outcome Six: Knowledge of Natural and Physical World: Science (3 s.h.)

 

Learning Outcome Six: Knowledge of Natural and Physical World: Math (6 s.h.)
Two of the following:

Essential Education Curriculum - Sustainability Theme

Curriculum for this theme will critically examine the concept of sustainability from human, social, economic and environmental perspectives. Sustainability is broadly conceived here as the endurance of systems and processes.

 

Learning Outcome One: Communication (9 s.h.)

Learning Outcome Two: Critical Thinking (3 s.h.)

  • INTD1100 Critical Thinking in the Liberal Arts and Sciences (3 s.h.)

 

Learning Outcome Three: Ethical Thinking and Action (3 s.h.)
One of the following:

 

Learning Outcome Four: Global Learning (3 s.h.)

  • AGRI1200 Sustainable International Agriculture
  • SOCI3100 Environment and Society

 

Learning Outcome Five: Knowledge of Human Cultures: Arts (3 s.h.)
One of the following:

 

Learning Outcome Five: Knowledge of Human Cultures: Humanities (3 s.h.)
One of the following:

 

Learning Outcome Five: Knowledge of Human Cultures: Social Science (3 s.h.)

 

Learning Outcome Five: Knowledge of Human Cultures: Histories (3 s.h.)
One of the following:

  • HIST2560 United States Environmental History

 

Learning Outcome Six: Knowledge of Natural and Physical World: Science (3 s.h.)

  • BIOL1100 Introduction to Sustainability

 

Learning Outcome Six: Knowledge of Natural and Physical World: Math (6 s.h.)
Two of the following:

Essential Education Curriculum - World Citizenship Theme

Curriculum for this theme will critically examine the interconnections within the world community including: global structures of power and privilege and the struggles for human rights, quality of life and respect for all sentient life within and across bounded communities.

 

Learning Outcome One: Communication (9 s.h.)

 

Learning Outcome Two: Critical Thinking (3 s.h.)

  • INTD1100 Critical Thinking in the Liberal Arts and Sciences (3 s.h.)

 

Learning Outcome Three: Ethical Thinking and Action (3 s.h.)
One of the following:

 

Learning Outcome Four: Global Learning (3 s.h.)

  • ECON3440 International Economics
  • POLS1200 Introduction to International Studies (also GEOG/INTD1200)
  • PSYC3370 Cross Cultural Psychology

 

Learning Outcome Five: Knowledge of Human Cultures: Arts (3 s.h.)
One of the following:

 

Learning Outcome Five: Knowledge of Human Cultures: Humanities (3 s.h.)
One of the following:

  • ENGL2310 British Borders: British Literature to 1800
  • ENGL2340 Legacies of Conquest: American Literature, 1900 to Present
  • ENGL2370 World Literature

 

Learning Outcome Five: Knowledge of Human Cultures: Social Science (3 s.h.)

 

Learning Outcome Five: Knowledge of Human Cultures: Histories (3 s.h.)
One of the following:

 

Learning Outcome Six: Knowledge of Natural and Physical World: Science (3 s.h.)

 

Learning Outcome Six : Knowledge of Natural and Physical World: Math (6 s.h.)
Two of the following:

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

AGRI1200 Sustainable International Agriculture 3 s.h.
Sustainable International Agriculture explores global issues, incremental and transformative steps toward sustainable agriculture, international development opportunities, current agricultural industries, educational pathways, and career options. Content includes emphasis on understanding the need for agricultural infrastructure and production, embracing sustainability, and appreciating broad-based, liberating (essential) education. ELO4 Global Learning - Sustainability

ARTS1210 2-D Design 3 s.h.
Introduction to the visual arts which explores the elements of art and principles of 2-D design while focusing on creativity, idea development, formal criticism, and the understanding of visual language. Through the use of various media, tools, materials, and processes, emphasis will be placed on comprehending contemporary art, non-literal visual problem solving and presentation. Additional fee required. Goal 2A, ELO5 Arts - Innovation

ARTS1230 Drawing 3 s.h.
This introductory course considers drawing as a form of communication and a sustaining practice. Through the use of various drawing materials, observation, memory training, and composition are stressed to give the student a wide experience and solid base in the art, skill and history of drawing. Additional fee required. Goal 2A, ELO5 Arts - Sustainability

ARTS1250 Creativity, Innovation & Change 3 s.h.
In a playground of creative thinking and discovery, students will learn and apply the process of design thinking – ideation, visualization, production and refinement to solve problems. Through hands-on exercises and interactive discussions and experiences, students will develop an understanding of the language of the visual arts, the development and function of art and innovation, and the creative process. Goal 2A, ELO5 Arts - Innovation

ARTS2240 Art and Social Practice 3 s.h.
Introduces an interdisciplinary approach to understand and produce social practice art projects with an emphasis on engaging community in social and public spaces. Focus is on being able to use creative acts as a force for social change. Goal 2A, ELO5 Arts - World Citizenship

ARTS2300 Art History Survey: Ancient to Medieval 3 s.h.
Chronological, cultural and historical study of the visual arts from Paleolithic through Gothic periods in major Western and non-western civilizations. Focus is on the development and sustaining of cultural identity, preservation and cultivation of sustaining culture through storytelling and the birth of Land Art. Goal 4, ELO5 Arts - Sustainability

ARTS2310 Art History Survey: Renaissance to Modern 3 s.h.
Chronological, cultural and historical study of the visual arts, technology and innovations from Renaissance through Modern periods in major Western and non-western civilizations. Goal 4, ELO5 Arts - Innovation

+ ARTS2390 History of Graphic Design 3 s.h.
A study of the major developments, movements and styles, and artists associated with the history of Graphic Design. ELO5 Arts - Equality

+ ARTS2400 Ethics, Politics, and Controversy in Art 3 s.h.
An introduction to ethical concerns and considerations inherent in the arts. The course examines relevant issues involved with funding for the arts, economy of global art markets, censorship, the environment, ownership, and preservation. The course fosters deeper understanding of the ways in which art profoundly affects the individual, the society, and the culture. Goal 3E, ELO5 Arts - Peace

ARTS3100 Modern to Contemporary Art History 3 s.h.
Cultural, social and historical study of the visual arts from the late 19th century to the present. Examines influences of privilege and inequality on the development of major artists, styles and movements from a global perspective. ELO5 Arts - Equality

+ ARTS3200 The Printed Image 3 s.h.
This introductory printmaking/image making studio course is steeped in the tradition of innovation through technology, and the power it has through its use of media, information sharing and protest. Students are introduced to non-toxic relief, intaglio-type, monotype, silkscreen, and multiple image making through contemporary applications of print media. Additional fee required. ELO5 Arts - Innovation

ARTS3240 Eco Art & Ceramics 3 s.h.
Contemporary and traditional approaches to clay with emphasis on wheel-throwing and hand-building techniques. Exploration of sustainable production practices will also address surface decoration and responsible firing processes. Additional fee required. ELO5 Arts - Sustainability

BIOL1100 Introduction to Sustainability 3 s.h.
An introduction to the fundamentals of sustainability and its impact on biological systems. Explores how sustainability relates to population, ecosystems, global change, energy, agriculture, water, environmental economics and policy, ethics, and cultural history. Practical approaches to this course will be tied closely to small-scale agriculture and water use with hands-on fieldwork at the campus EcoPlot. Goal 1A, ELO6 Science - Sustainability

BIOL1260 Environmental Biology (3-0) 3 s.h.
An exploration of the environment, including the normal structure and functioning of ecosystems and the human impact on these ecosystems. Current environmental issues, such as human population growth, air and water pollution, climate change, loss of biodiversity, and ecosystem degradation, will be considered. Goal 1A, ELO6 Science - Peace

BIOL1400 Unity of Life (3-0) 3 s.h.
A study of the key characteristics of life that unite all living organisms, including humans. Emphasis will be placed on comparing how humans and other organisms fulfill basic life needs. Will not count for credit in the Biology major or minor. Goal 1A, ELO6 Science - Equality

BIOL2580 Drug Development and Society 3 s.h.
An exploration of drug discovery, development, and delivery from the medicinal herbs of the Middle Ages through the present day pharmaceutical industry. Drug safety for society is the underlying theme. Topics include pharmacology of selected herbs, drug delivery systems, and federal regulation of drugs. ELO6 Science - Innovation

+ BIOL3400 Ecology and Conservation Biology (3-0) 3 s.h.
A study of how organisms interact with one another and with their physical environments at the physiological, population, community, and ecosystem levels. Case studies will use ecological concepts to develop conservation strategies for species, habitats, and ecosystems. Corequisite (for Biology majors): BIOL3401 Ecology and Conservation Biology Lab. Goal 6, ELO6 Science - World Citizenship

CHEM1310 Matter Matters: An Introduction to Chemistry 3 s.h.
Surveys the basic principles of chemistry, ranging from atomic structure and chemical bonding to chemical and nuclear reactions. Covers key scientific discoveries—and the people behind those breakthroughs—that are responsible for our current understanding of chemistry and for today’s emerging technologies. Does not apply toward the Chemistry major or minor. Prerequisite: One year of high school algebra or MATH1280. ELO6 Science - Innovation

CHEM1340 Forensic Chemistry 3 s.h.
This course will expose students to the field of forensic science primarily using chemical forensics and testing. Topics include evidence collection and preservation, drugs and drug chemistry, heat and explosions, poisons and others. The course will cover basic chemical concepts needed to plan, execute, and interpret forensic results. All necessary scientific concepts will be developed in the context of forensic science. Two 50-minute class sessions and a 75-minute laboratory per week. ELO6 Science - World Citizenship

CSIT1080 Technology in a Changing World 3 s.h.
A study of technology and its effects on the world. The world is connected by technology and how its connecting us is critical to how we live today. Knowing how to handle technology and make it work effectively will be increasingly important for the future. Exploration will include how technology impacts our world in both a positive and negative sense. The ethical use of technology will be explored. Students will understand how to solve simple programming problems. ELO4 Global Learning - Innovation

ECON1300 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 s.h.
Analysis of the fundamental principles of the American economic system, centering on price, national income, international trade and finance, fiscal policy, monetary policy, money, and banking. Prerequisite: 1 year high school algebra; geometry recommended. Goal 1C, ELO5 Social Science - World Citizenship

ECON1320 Principles of Microeconomics 3 s.h.
Analysis of the fundamental principles of the American economic system, centering on price, production, market structures, and a survey of contemporary economic problems, e.g. sustainability. Goal 1C, ELO5 Social Science - Sustainability

ECON3280 Economic Development (also GEOG3280) 3 s.h.
A survey of various analytic approaches to the problem of economic development in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, and an examination of their significant policy problems. Goal 4, ELO5 Social Science - Innovation

+ ECON3440 International Economics 3 s.h.
Theories of international trade, foreign exchange markets, resource movements and international economic policies. Prerequisite: ECON1300. Goal 1C, ELO4 Global Learning - World Citizenship

EDUC2100 Technology Applications in Education 3 s.h.
A hands-on course with a focus on the effective and appropriate use of technologies commonly used in the professional world and the field of education. This includes use of office applications, developing and working with multimedia such as video, podcasts, and professional audio recording, creating web pages, using cutting edge social media communications tools for marketing and communication, and extensive use of still and video cameras, audio recording tools, smartboards and tablet technologies. ELO4 Global Learning - Innovation

EDUC3100 Human Relations for Educators 3 s.h.
Development of awareness of various societal subgroups, recognizing and dealing with dehumanizing biases, and learning to relate effectively to various groups in order to foster respect for diversity. Emphasis on self-awareness in human relations issues and how this awareness can be translated into positive relationships. Introduction to pedagogical, curricular, and social considerations involved in educating various societal subgroups. Pre- or co-requisite: EDUC1400. Goal 3E, ELO3 Ethical Thinking and Action - Equality

ENGL1100 Discourse I 3 s.h.
"Discourse" refers to the language, images, styles, genres, behaviors and other forms of communication used by specific social and professional groups. This course introduces students to college-level writing and speaking, with a primary focus on composition. In order to lead productive academic, professional, and personal lives, students must learn to communicate their ideas effectively to different audiences in a variety of formats and contexts, as well as to seek and evaluate relevant messages sent by others. Students will produce, deliver, and analyze college-level, written and oral texts; and they will learn how written and oral performances function together in specific discourse communities. Prerequisite for students with ACT English score of 15 and below, or an SAT English score of 480 and below: DEVL1250 or two high school English courses, one of which must be or prominently require composition (not creative writing), with a grade of "C" or better in both. All students must complete Discourse I or transfer in equivalent credit by the end of their third semester at Graceland. Goal 3B, ELO1A Communication

ENGL1120 Honors Discourse I 3 s.h.
"Discourse" refers to the language, images, styles, genres, behaviors and other forms of communication used by specific social and professional groups. This course introduces students to college-level writing and speaking, with a primary focus on composition. In order to lead productive academic, professional, and personal lives, students must learn to communicate their ideas effectively to different audiences in a variety of formats and contexts, as well as to seek and evaluate relevant messages sent by others. Designed to help exceptional students produce, deliver, and analyze college-level, written and oral texts and learn how written and oral performances function together in specific discourse communities. Admission by selection only. Goal 3B, ELO1A Communication

ENGL2100 Discourse II 3 s.h.
The second of three sequenced courses focused on integrated written and oral communication skill development emphasizing critical inquiry and research. Students will learn to produce, deliver, and analyze college-level, written and oral texts that are based on sustained academic research. Students will continue to develop their understanding of critical discourse analysis and critical language awareness in the context of a range of discursive forms (written, oral, visual and/or multimedia). Prerequisite: ENGL1100. Goal 3C, ELO1B Communication

ENGL2120 Honors Discourse II 3 s.h.
The second of three sequenced courses focused on integrated written and oral communication skill development emphasizing critical inquiry and research. Students will learn to produce, deliver, and analyze college-level, written and oral texts that are based on sustained academic research, and continue to develop their understanding of critical discourse analysis and critical language awareness in the context of a range of discursive forms (written, oral, visual and/or multimedia). Admission by selection only. Prerequisite: ENGL1120. Goal 3C, ELO1B Communication

ENGL2310 British Borders: British Literature to 1800 3 s.h.
Survey of significant works originating from the British Isles through the eighteenth century, with an emphasis on poetry and drama. Examines the fluctuating concept of “Britishness” in literature in relation to the national borders of England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland as they were shaped throughout this period. Goal 2B, ELO5 Humanities - World Citizenship

ENGL2320 Britain, Empire, and Modernity: 19th and 20th Century British and Irish Literature 3 s.h.
Survey of significant works by “British” and Irish writers from the beginning of the nineteenth century through the end of the twentieth century. Emphasizes literary visions of peace and conflict amidst major political and social upheavals. Goal 2B, ELO5 Humanities - Peace

ENGL2330 Our Bondage and Our Freedom: Literatures of the Americas, 1491-1865 3 s.h.
Survey of writers from North and South America stretching from the advent of European colonization in the Western Hemisphere to the conclusion of the U.S. Civil War. The course will pay special attention to the legacies of colonialism and slavery, and the ways that literature and language, as oral storytelling and print culture, both underwrote systems of enslavement and created social movements for freedom and equality. Goal 2B, ELO5 Humanities - Equality

ENGL2340 Legacies of Conquest: American Literature, 1900 to Present 3 s.h.
Survey of U.S. Literature in the 20th and 21st centuries. Special attention given to the emergence of the U.S. as a dominant world power, the impact of global migration to the United States, and the influence of those two socio-historical transformations on U.S. Literature. Goal 2B, ELO5 Humanities - World Citizenship

++ENGL2350 American Ethnic Literature 3 s.h.
A survey of multi-ethnic U.S. literature, including Latino/a literature, Asian American literature, Native American literature, and American Jewish literature. As a complement to literary texts, students will also examine a range of introductory theoretical texts in the interdisciplinary field of ethnic studies. Goal 2B, ELO5 Humanities - Equality

++ENGL2360 African American Literature 3 s.h.
A survey of African American literature from the eighteenth century to the present. An array of discursive modes, including songs, folklore, speeches, poetry, fiction and drama, will be analyzed across various African-American artistic and social movements, from sorrow songs, abolitionist tracts, and the Harlem Renaissance to civil rights speeches, the Black Arts avant-garde, and spoken word performance. As a complement to literary texts, students will also examine a range of introductory theoretical texts in the interdisciplinary field of African-American studies. Goal 2B, ELO5 Humanities - Equality

+ENGL2370 World Literature 3 s.h.
Examines literary works by authors from a broad range of artistic and cultural traditions, emphasizing literature in translation. Designed to offer students an introduction to literature as a point of access into global communities. Goal 2B, ELO5 Humanities - World Citizenship

+ ENGL2410 Creative Writing: Poetry 3 s.h.
Study of poetry writing through the lens of sustainability. Investigates the maintenance of various systems that meet human needs (e.g. emotional, physical, social, environmental) through extensive poetry writing and class discussion. Emphasis on poetry as a means of self-discovery as well as an art form. Goal 2B, ELO5 Humanities - Sustainability

+ ENGL2420 Creative Writing: Fiction 3 s.h.
Study of fiction writing through the lens of sustainability. Investigates the maintenance of various systems that meet human needs (e.g. emotional, physical, social, environmental) through extensive fiction writing and class discussion. Emphasis on fiction as a means of self-discovery as well as an art form. Goal 2B, ELO5 Humanities - Sustainability

ENGL2510 Introduction to Film 3 s.h.
Study of cinema as an artistic endeavor, form of rhetoric, cultural mirror, and purveyor of ideology. Introduces the fundamentals of the discipline, to include vocabulary, concepts of film production, film reception, film analysis, film interpretation, and film criticism. Exploration of the artistic, commercial, entertainment, and ideological relationships between cinema and American culture, along with practice in the film literacy skills needed to qualitatively assess and communicate cinema’s artistic and cultural contributions. Goal 2B, ELO5 Humanities - Innovation

+ENGL2540 Global Eco-Cinema 3 s.h.
A transnational survey of films that deal with environmental issues and, more broadly, with human relationships to the nonhuman world. An examination of the impact of urbanization on rural communities, the mysterious allure of wild and uncultivated landscapes, the threat of climate change to daily life around the world, and the cinematic representation of environmental apocalypse. Explores different genres and styles, including neo-realism, eco-horror, anime, and avant-garde cinema. Goal 2B, ELO5 Humanities - Sustainability

++ENGL2600 Gender and Sexuality 3 s.h.
An exploration of issues of gender and sexuality in literature, with a focus on fiction, drama, and poetry by women and LGBT+ writers. As a complement to literary texts, students will also examine a range of introductory theoretical texts in the interdisciplinary field of gender and sexuality studies. Goal 2B, ELO5 Humanities - Equality

++ENGL2610 Whiteness and the Working Class 3 s.h.
An exploration of the racial category of whiteness and its historical relationship to social class and power in the United States. Representations of the white working class in literature, music, film, and television will be analyzed alongside cultural histories of multiracial, antiracist labor movements in the United States. As a complement to cultural texts, students will also examine a range of introductory theoretical texts in the multidisciplinary fields of Critical Whiteness Studies and working class studies. Goal 2B, ELO5 Humanities - Equality

ENGL3100 Discourse III 3 s.h.
Teaches students to put the knowledge and skills learned in Discourse I and II into sustained, practical use by preparing them for substantial, interdisciplinary research projects. In this course, students will explore issues of civic, public, or community concern using rhetorical analysis, engage in deliberation over those issues, and ultimately propose solutions based on well-developed arguments. Students are expected to use strategies of critical discourse analysis and production to target the appropriate audience/recipients and to develop innovative and rhetorically effective texts (written, oral, visual and/or multimedia). Prerequisites: Discourse II and Junior standing. Goal 3D, ELO1C Communication

+ENGL3240 Poetry and Social Justice 3 s.h.
An investigation of the role of poetry as a vehicle for social change. With a focus on the poetry of emancipatory social movements, this global survey course includes a range of modern poets who merged the personal with the political, including William Blake, Walt Whitman, Muriel Rukeyser, Pablo Neruda, Amiri Baraka, Adrienne Rich, June Jordan, Dennis Brutus, and Mahmoud Darwish. Students examine how poetry and poetic form function as a means of engaging ethical and social concerns, and eliciting emotions in readers-from rage and defiance to observation and understanding-that might serve to promote social justice. Goal 2B, ELO5 Humanities - Peace

ENGL3260 American Environmental Literature 3 s.h.
What makes a work of literature "environmental"? How have humans thought about nature throughout history, and how does that intellectual and artistic history affect us today? Can works of literature help humans prevent environmental catastrophes like climate change and species extinction? We'll seek answers to these questions as we engage with fiction, nonfiction, drama, and poetry. We'll discuss the ways that literary and cultural forms can shape who we are, what we value, and what we imagine for the future. We'll also work to build your skills of critical reading, analytical thinking and persuasive writing, skills that will serve you in the future, in whatever environment you inhabit. Goal 2B, ELO5 Humanities - Sustainability

ENGL3300 Creative Writing Experiments 3 s.h.
An investigation of experimental writing and the ways it disrupts preconceived notions of genre. Students will write individually and collaboratively, composing short stories, poems, nonfiction pieces, and comics that reimagine the uses and possibilities of language. Goal 2B, ELO5 Humanities - Innovation

+ ENGL3350 Shakespeare (Also THTR3350) 3 s.h.
Study of a selection of plays and poems likely authored or co-authored by Shakespeare, emphasizing the plays as historical performance texts. Encourages students to locate Shakespeare’s works within Renaissance-era notions of harmony and discord, and war and peace. Goal 2B, ELO5 Humanities - Peace

+ ENGL3420 Structures in Modern English 3 s.h.
An introduction to grammatical structures of the English language. Emphasizes the history and development of English in different cultural communities as a means to understand, rather than prescribe, how English-speakers use language. Encourages active participation in, rather than passive observance of, language’s evolutionary processes and social functions. ELO5 Humanities - Innovation

+ ENGL3480 Cultural Studies 3 s.h.
Explores cultural systems of meaning and attendant issues of power, particularly in terms of class, gender, nation, race, nature, and sexuality. Emphasis on commercial and media culture. ELO5 Humanities - Equality

ENGL3560 Race, Space, and Place in American Cinema 3 s.h.
An investigation of intersecting representations of race, space, and place in postwar American Cinema and the different ways that films reproduce dominant cultural notions of “racialized space” that contribute to ongoing problems such as segregation, economic inequality, and police brutality. Emphasis on how films can challenge systems of spatialized racism and other forms of oppression and help in the struggles for racial and environmental justice. Additional emphasis on formal qualities of films, such as editing and cinematography, as ways to develop and enrich interpretations of what we see on screen. Goal 2B, ELO5 Humanities - Equality

ENGL3570 Documentary Film 3 s.h.
Explores the history, economics, and formal qualities of the “documentary tradition” in filmmaking, with a special focus on documentary films that engage issues of sustainability, broadly defined (environmental, social, and economic). Goal 2B, ELO5 Humanities - Sustainability

HIST1200 History of the African Diaspora 3 s.h.
A history of the people of African descent in the Americas, including the United States, as well as the Caribbean, Central and South America. Issues of survival and resistance, the persistence of racism and white supremacy, and struggles for freedom, across countries and time periods, will be stressed. Goal 4, ELO5 Histories - Equality

HIST1310 World Civilizations I 3 s.h.
An introductory survey of selected world civilizations from earliest times to approximately 1500 A.D., combining broad chronological coverage with intensive concentration on a small number of selected topics. Those social, political, economic and intellectual themes which have a direct bearing upon contemporary culture and society will be stressed. Goal 4, ELO5 Histories - World Citizenship

HIST1320 World Civilizations II 3 s.h.
An introductory survey of selected world civilizations from the emergence of Western Europe as a center of world power. The impact of Western civilizations upon the development of other world civilizations and the contemporary emergence of a global perspective will be stressed. Goal 4, ELO5 Histories - World Citizenship

HIST2200 Survey of Latin American History I 3 s.h.
A history of the peoples of the Americas, from their arrival in the western hemisphere through the 19th century. Topics to be addressed include Native American societies and states, the encounter with Europe, the long colonial period, and struggles for political and economic independence. Goal 1B, ELO5 Histories - World Citizenship

HIST2210 Survey of Latin American History II 3 s.h.
A history of the peoples of Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and South America, from the 19th century to the present. Topics to be addressed include struggles for political and economic independence, social movements, and the influence of North American and other outside powers. Goal 1B, ELO5 Histories - World Citizenship

+ HIST2340 Middle Eastern Civilization I 3 s.h.
A survey of Middle Eastern civilization from the pre-Islamic Middle East to 1500 with attention to the origins and growth of Islam, the cultural and economic impact of the Islamic empire and the relationship with other regions. Goal 1B, ELO5 Histories - Peace

+ HIST2360 Middle Eastern Civilization II 3 s.h.
A survey of the Middle East from 1500 to the present, beginning with the rise of the Ottoman and Safavid empires. Attention will be given to the growth of European interests in the Middle East and the response to that interest, as well as the making of modern states in the Middle East. Goal 1B, ELO5 Histories - Peace

HIST2410 United States History to 1877 3 s.h.
A survey of the personalities, events, and ideas which have shaped United States history from the earliest colonial settlements to the Civil War and Reconstruction. Emphasis upon the struggle for independence, the establishment of government under the Constitution, and the succeeding political, social, and economic movements that culminated in the Civil War. Goal 1B, ELO5 Histories - Innovation

HIST2420 United States History Since 1877 3 s.h.
A survey of the personalities, events, and ideas that have shaped United States history since the Civil War and Reconstruction. Emphasis upon the rise of the industrial United States, 20th century adjustments to prosperity, depression and world war, and the political, social, and economic changes since World War II. Goal 1B, ELO5 Histories - Innovation

HIST2560 United States Environmental History 3 s.h.
An examination of the complex relationship between human society and nature from early settlements to the present in what is now the United States. Important topics include the impact of human settlement, population growth, use of land and natural resources, the effects of industrialization, and the development of the conservation and environmental movements. Goal 1B, ELO5 Histories - Sustainability

+ HIST3240 Rights and Responsibilities in the United States (Also POLS3240) 3 s.h.
A study of the history of the creation and evolving interpretation of the U.S. Constitution, with emphasis on important issues decided by the Supreme Court. Goal 1B, ELO5 Histories - Equality

+ HIST3460 United States Foreign Relations (Also POLS3460) 3 s.h.
A history of the interaction of the United States with the people and governments of foreign nations from 1898 to the present. Topics include US imperial ambitions, the world wars, the Cold War, and US concerns with foreign nationalist movements. Goal 1B, ELO5 Social Science - World Citizenship

INTD1100 Critical Thinking in the Liberal Arts and Sciences 3 s.h.
An interdisciplinary course that introduces students to college-level critical thinking and a thematic approach to Essential Education. Applies the critical-thinking model to big questions, both contemporary and enduring, and serves as the entry point for the Essential Education program. NOTE: Withdrawal from this course is only allowed through student petition. ELO2 Critical Thinking

MATH1280 College Algebra 3 s.h.
Solutions of polynomial, rational and radical equations and inequalities, systems of equations, matrices, sequences, series, combinatorics, mathematical induction. Prerequisite: 2 years high school algebra or DEVL1200. Goal 3A, ELO6 Math

MATH1310 Mathematical Concepts I 3 s.h.
A systematic development of whole number systems, geometry, and measurement. Prerequisite: 1 year high school algebra; geometry recommended. Goal 3A, ELO6 Math

MATH1320 Mathematical Concepts II 3 s.h.
A systematic development of the real number system and its subsystems, symbolic logic. Prerequisite: MATH1310. Goal 3A, ELO6 Math

MATH1330 Elementary Functions 3 s.h.
Functions and relations, special functions and their graphs including logarithmic and exponential functions, trigonometric functions and their inverses. Prerequisite: 2 years of high school algebra or MATH1280. Goal 3A, ELO6 Math

MATH1380 Introduction to Statistics 3 s.h.
Data analysis and measures of central tendency, dispersion, and correlation. Introduction to probability. Estimation and hypothesis testing. Bivariate regression. Elementary ANOVA. Introduction to nonparametric techniques. Prerequisite: 1 year high school algebra. Goal 3A, ELO6 Math

MATH1510 Calculus I 3 s.h.
Limits, continuity, derivative, mean-value theorem, simple integration, fundamental theorem of calculus. Prerequisite: 2 years high school algebra. Goal 3A, ELO6 Math

MUSC1270 Music and the Environment 3 s.h.
Examines the relationship between music and the natural world, specifically ways in which the environmental movement has shaped musical composition throughout history. Covers a broad spectrum of popular and art music genres, ranging from Beethoven to Marvin Gaye to Radiohead. Identifies connections between music spanning multiple centuries and society's concern for enjoying and protecting the environment and the resources that it provides. ELO5 Arts - Sustainability

MUSC2320 Global Musics as Languages of Peace 3 s.h.
Music, and sacred music in particular, has been the bridge to peace across many cultural situations and political barriers. It is a language (actually many languages) of connection between reason and emotion, personal and communal activity, solitude and social activism (all large political crowds sing and chant). This course will increase awareness of our distinctives as musical cultures, recognize the common themes and concerns of musical expression, experience great performances of essential repertoire, and make personal discoveries of global musics. Goal 2A, ELO5 Arts - Peace

MUSC2350 Musics of the World 3 s.h.
Explores the musical history of the planet's diverse human communities. Music is not one universal language but a group of languages that express, shape and record human experience. An intensive study of how music works within the social and cultural context including a specific examination of indigenous music of West Africa, Latin America, China, Indonesia, and Japan. Goal 4, ELO5 Arts - World Citizenship

PEAC2200 Introduction to Peace Studies (Also POLS2200) 3 s.h.
Introduces the field of peace studies with a survey of the historical and philosophical bases for peacemaking, patterns of conflict resolution, nonviolence, history of peace movements, world order models, alternative futures, positive peace, and career options. Goal 3E, ELO5 Histories - Peace

+PEAC3220 Global Peace Issues (Also POLS3220) 3 s.h.
Focuses on the causes and resolution of conflict at the macro level (global violence and international peacemaking). ELO4 Global Learning - Peace

PHIL1200 Environmental Ethics 3 s.h.
An overview of environmental ethics, which analyzes the ethical responsibilities of human beings toward the natural world. Explores the diverse perspectives on and responses to environmental problems and analyzes the ethical underpinnings of these responses and perspectives. Goal 3E, ELO3 Ethical Thinking and Action - Sustainability

PHIL2340 Finding Peace in Identity 3 s.h.
A survey of personal identity, appealing to metaphysical and value theoretical issues as they relate to the self. Addresses the influence of memory, collective experience, and narrative on accounts of the nature of persons and assesses ethical implications of the accounts. Goal 3E, ELO3 Ethical Thinking and Action - Peace

PHIL2420 World Philosophy 3 s.h.
A survey of philosophical worldviews with origins in differing traditions, appealing to historical and contemporary Western and non-Western philosophy. Addresses fundamental philosophical issues from a variety of perspectives and evaluates points of convergence and divergence. Goal 3E, ELO3 Ethical Thinking and Action - World Citizenship

PHIL2440 Social Dimensions of Equality 3 s.h.
An examination of different conceptions of ethical social relationships and ethical behavior. Considers varying accounts of theories of value and right action with critical analysis of systemic and social influences on individual and collective interactions. Goal 3E, ELO3 Ethical Thinking and Action - Equality

POLS1200 Introduction to International Studies (also GEOG/INTD1200) 3 s.h.
An overview of the major disciplines represented in the International Studies major. This course will also offer an introduction to contemporary global concerns through a study of current political, economic, and social issues. Discussion of important global issues will lead to a more critical analysis of news and an awareness of the responsibilities of national and international citizenship. Goal 4, ELO4 Global Learning - World Citizenship

POLS1300 United States Government 3 s.h.
The nature, philosophy, and history of the United States federal system with major consideration given to the national government, its organization, and the interrelation and functions of its component parts. A consideration of the political processes and legal concepts implicit in the American government. Goal 1B, ELO5 Social Science - Innovation

POLS2360 The Politics of Immigration 3 s.h.
Examines immigration in an interdisciplinary way, focusing on how politics affects, obscures or exacerbates inequalities of power, wealth and safety among immigrant populations worldwide. Explores motives for migration across or within states, the means by which people migrate, and the reception immigrants receive in their destination countries. Goal 1B, ELO4 Global Learning - Equality

+ POLS3300 Politics and Religion 3 s.h.
Addresses longstanding issues of religion's involvement in domestic and international politics. It will place a critical focus on how the major religious traditions think of the appropriate relationship of religion to society and politics, the history of how different religious groups participate in the political process, the ways that political leaders use religion as a source of legitimacy, and changing religious values due to globalization. A particular emphasis will be placed upon the contemporary political relationship between religion and a growing secularism worldwide. Prerequisite: Any lower division course in History, Political Science, Religion, or instructor's consent. Goal 1B, ELO4 Global Learning - Peace

PSYC1300 Introductory Psychology 3 s.h.
An introductory survey of psychological methods and thoughts as they relate to human experience and behavior. Topics include the role of the central nervous system in mediating behavior, learning and memory, states of awareness, motivation and emotion, personality, psychological disorders, and therapy. Goal 1C, ELO5 Social Science - Innovation

+ PSYC3360 Environmental Psychology 3 s.h.
Examination of the ways in which psychology impacts conservation, population, design, and sustainability issues in both natural and built environments. Interactive activity with ongoing campus sustainability programs is a feature of the course. Goal 1C, ELO5 Social Science - Sustainability

PSYC3370 Cross Cultural Psychology 3 s.h.
Study of psychological theories and empirical findings relating to variations in cultures. Goal 4, ELO4 Global Learning - World Citizenship

RELG1310 Introduction to the Hebrew Bible 3 s.h.
Introduces students to the Hebrew Bible, a diverse collection of writings that emerged from the faith and experience of ancient Israel and early Judaism. Themes, stories, characters, and the entire collection itself inform 3 of the world’s major religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. This fact makes the Hebrew Bible a sacred library with global significance. Explores the diverse literature of the Hebrew Bible in light of its genres, historical and social contexts, ethical/theological aims, and relationship to Ancient Near Eastern cultures. Of special importance is how the Hebrew Bible’s images of social justice have informed and can still inspire the search for justice in the contemporary world. Goal 2B, ELO3 Ethical Thinking and Action - World Citizenship

RELG2130 Introduction to New Testament 3 s.h.
A study of the early Christian community and the literature that it produced. It seeks to enable the student to discern the contemporary relevance of the New Testament faith. History, literature, and theology are unified into one approach. Goal 2B, ELO3 Ethical Thinking and Action - Peace

RELG2220 Religion and Social Justice 3 s.h.
What are the stories and inspiration of those who work for social justice? Religion and Social Justice introduces students to social justice as a basic concept of Western social and political thought. Students will explore religious and ethical foundations for social justice and the role of religion that shape the imperative for social justice in a pluralistic and secularizing world. Goal 2B, ELO3 Ethical Thinking and Action - Equality

RELG2900A Topics in Religion - Life and Writings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 3 s.h.
Examines the life and circumstances of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a black Baptist preacher, scholar, and American prophet who has been whitewashed, romanticized, and misunderstood. Central themes include racism in America, the US Civil Rights Movement, black Christianity and the black church, non-violence, and MLK’s vision for America. ELO3 Ethical Thinking and Action - Equality

RELG3360 Ethics of Hope 3 s.h.
Hope is a central construct of Western theology and thought. Ethics of hope introduces students to the intellectual tradition and spiritual resources of hope. Students will be encouraged to explore hope in their own worldview, and how application of the ethics of hope can shape individual, collective (communal and global), and professional life. ELO3 Ethical Thinking and Action - Innovation

RELG3540 Peace and Justice in the Christian Tradition 3 s.h.
Christian theology is a centuries-long conversation about the meaning of Jesus’ life and message. As theologians have interpreted their faith, they have often pondered questions of justice and peace. How can the nonviolent message of Jesus challenge cultures of oppression? Can war ever be ‘just’? What insights might theological traditions offer to help critique forces that perennialize poverty? What ethical resources can Christian traditions apply to environmental degradation or the search for gender justice? This course explores such questions by focusing them through the thought of key theologians from across the centuries: e.g., Augustine of Hippo, Julian of Norwich, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Oscar Romero, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Letty Russell. We explore how these thinkers’ questions and proposals remain ethically meaningful in the contemporary World. Goal 2B, ELO3 Ethical Thinking and Action - Peace

SCIE1310 Fundamentals of Physical Science 3 s.h.
An integrated study of selected principles and concepts of physics, earth science, and chemistry. (Not intended for science majors.) Goal 1A, ELO6A Science - Peace

SOCI1300 Introduction to Sociology 3 s.h.
Introduction to the perspective of sociology, its basic concepts and principles and an overview of the field.Includes study of social classes, sex roles, crime and deviance, socialization, social movements and others. Goal 1C, ELO5 Social Science - Equality

SOCI2200 Environmental Crime
Explores various environmental harms from a criminological perspective. Students will learn about the development of and key ideas and debates within the field of green criminology and related crime-and-environment disciplines. ELO5 Social Science - Peace

SOCI3100 Environment and Society 3 s.h.
Examines environmental concerns and issues such as environmental justice, wilderness preservation, sustainability, peak oil, environmental security, green consumption, conservation crime, oil spills, and fracking. Ecological hope and despair, that is, the question of emotional sustainability in the face of issues that seem beyond one's individual control, are explored throughout. Goal 1C, ELO4 Global Learning - Sustainability

SOCI3110 Community Studies 3 s.h.
Explores various approaches to and studies of community. Topics include forms of community, community development, community organizing, community assessment, place attachment, community power structure, community trauma, and crime and community. ELO3 Ethical Thinking - Innovation

SOCI3120 Sociological Studies of Policing 3 s.h.
Explores the sociological literature on policing. Examines studies of types of policing, police- citizen encounters, police discretion, use of force, police brutality, police culture, police organizational structure and change, effects of new technologies on police work, police corruption, experiences of female officers, and experiences of minority officers. ELO5 Social Science - Peace

SPAN2900A Topics in Spanish: Unheard Voices: Experiences of Vulnerability in Contemporary Latin American Cultural Production 3 s.h.
This course, taught in Spanish, will concentrate on the mapping of vulnerability in Latin American cultural production, particularly short narrative and film. Students will explore the diversity of vulnerable experiences among unheard sectors of Latin American societies with a focus on women and the LGBTQ community. Prerequisite: SPAN2440. Goal 4, ELO4 Global Learning - Equality

SPAN2900B Topics in Spanish: Literature, Visual Culture, and Digital Media in the Contemporary Hispanic Caribbean and its Diasporas 3 s.h.
This course, taught in English, will explore contemporary literature, visual culture, and digital media in translation produced in the Hispanic Caribbean (Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic). Through the examination of literary, digital, and visual materials, including narrative prose, paintings/murals, films, and performances, students will be exposed to the multiple interpretations (new and traditional) of concepts such as citizenship, gender, sexual, and racial identities in the Hispanic Caribbean and its diasporas, particularly in the United States. Goal 4, ELO4 Global Learning - Equality

THTR1200 Introduction to Theatre 3 s.h.
Designed to develop an appreciation and enjoyment of dramatic art and to foster an understanding of some of the basic principles which underlie theatre practice and theatre technique. Students should develop an appreciation for the work of the artists who help to bring the playwright’s pages to life as well as consider their contribution as members of an audience. The dramatic literature studied in the course will focus primarily on the issue of equality. Goal 2A, ELO5 Arts - Equality

THTR1220 Beginning Acting 3 s.h.
Study and practice of the fundamentals of acting through improvisation and exploratory exercises. Basic principles of stage performance designed to enhance the student’s appreciation of the art form are emphasized. Goal 2A, ELO5 Arts - Innovation

THTR2270 Film and Theatre of the Jewish Holocaust 3 s.h.
The course will examine the history of the Jewish Holocaust by studying some of the most significant plays and films dealing with this period. The course will also study the methods incorporated by playwrights and filmmakers to give artistic treatment to the subject matter, as well as the issues and themes they examine. Goal 2A, ELO5 Arts - Peace