Theme: Equality and Peace

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  • Equality and Peace Theme Requirements

    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). 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:

    • EDUC2120 Human Relations for Educators
    • PHIL2340 Finding Peace in Identity
    • PHIL2410 Reason and Religion
    • PHIL2440 Social Dimensions of Equality
    • RELG1310 Tyrant of Lover? God in the Old Testament
    • RELG1400 Making Meaning from Suffering-Loss
    • RELG2130 Introduction to New Testament
    • RELG2220 Religion and Social Justice
    • RELG2380 Life and Writings of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
    • RELG3540 Peace-Justice in Christian Tradition
    • RELG3900B Topic: God and Sex

    Learning Outcome Four: Global Learning (3 s.h.)
    One of the following:

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

    • ARTS2240 Art and Social Practice
    • ARTS2390 History of Graphic Design
    • ARTS2400 Ethics, Politics-Controversy Art
    • ARTS3100 Modern to Contemporary Art History
    • MUSC2350 Musics of the World
    • MUSC3340 Musical Citizenship: Artistic Activism and Social Justice
    • THTR1200 Introduction to Theatre

    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:

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

    Learning Outcome Six: Knowledge of Natural and Physical World: Math (4 or 6 s.h.)
    Two of the following or a grade of C or better in MATH1510 Calculus I:

    Courses Offered
    • ARTS2240Art and Social Practice
      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, ELO5 Arts - Equality and Peace

    • ARTS2390History of Graphic Design
      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, ELO5 Arts - Equality and Peace +This course is only offered every other year.

    • ARTS2400Ethics, Politics, and Controversy in Art
      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, ELO5 Arts - Equality and Peace +This course is only offered every other year.

    • ARTS3100Modern to Contemporary Art History
      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, ELO5 Arts - Equality and Peace

    • BIOL1400Unity of Life (3-0)
      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, ELO6 Science - Equality and Peace

    • COMM3100Intercultural Communication
      COMM3100 Intercultural Communication - 3 s.h.

      An examination of concepts that have application to communication across cultural boundaries, with emphasis on relating them to effective intercultural communication skills. Goal 4, ELO4 Global Learning - World Citizenship, ELO4 Global Learning - Equality and Peace +This course is only offered every other year.

    • CRMJ2400Introduction to Criminal Justice
      CRMJ2400 Introduction to Criminal Justice - 3 s.h.

      A survey of the structure and process of the criminal justice system, including the study of law enforcement, criminal courts, and correctional agencies. ELO5 Social Science - Peace, ELO5 Social Science - Equality and Peace

    • ECON3200Public Finance
      ECON3200 Public Finance - 3 s.h.

      An examination of the taxation policies and expenditure programs of the public sector. Related topics include public goods, income distribution, and public choice theory. Prerequisite: ECON1320. Goal 1C, ELO5 Social Science - Equality, ELO5 Social Science - Equality and Peace. Offered odd years Spring. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • ECON3440International Economics
      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, ELO4 Global Learning - Equality and Peace +This course is only offered every other year.

    • EDUC2120Human Relations for Educators
      EDUC2120 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. Goal 3E, ELO3 Ethical Thinking and Action - Equality, ELO3 Ethical Thinking and Action - Equality and Peace.

    • ENGL1100Discourse I (Writing Intensive)
      ENGL1100 Discourse I (Writing Intensive) - 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. Corequisite for students with ACT English score of 15 and below, or an SAT English score of 480 and below: ENGL1110 unless they have taken 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.

    • ENGL2100Discourse II (Speaking Intensive)
      ENGL2100 Discourse II (Speaking Intensive) - 3 s.h.

      The second of three sequenced courses focused on integrated written and oral communication skill development emphasizing critical inquiry and research, with a significant emphasis on public speaking skills. 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 or HONR1010. Goal 3C, ELO1B Communication

    • ENGL2280The Graphic Novel
      ENGL2280 The Graphic Novel - 3 s.h.

      Investigates how the comic medium crafts narrative in ways both similar to and different from traditional novels. Students will analyze the use and impact of a variety of comic conventions in the context of works that push beyond the realm of entertainment (the stereotypical category for such work) and investigate the human experience in meaningful ways. Emphasis on how the comic form can be used to promote equality and peace. ELO5 Humanities – Equality and Peace.

    • ENGL2320Britain, Empire, and Modernity: 19th and 20th Century British and Irish Literature
      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, ELO5 Humanities - Equality and Peace.

    • ENGL2330Our Bondage and Our Freedom: Literatures of the Americas, 1491-1865
      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, ELO5 Humanities - Equality and Peace

    • ENGL2350American Ethnic Literature
      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, ELO5 Humanities - Equality and Peace. ++ This course is on a four-year cycle.

    • ENGL2360African American Literature
      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, ELO5 Humanities - Equality and Peace. ++ Denotes a course on a four-year cycle.

    • ENGL2600Gender and Sexuality
      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, ELO5 Humanities - Equality and Peace ++ This course is on a four-year cycle.

    • ENGL2610Whiteness and the Working Class
      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, ELO5 Humanities - Equality and Peace ++ This course is on a four-year cycle.

    • ENGL3100Discourse III (Advanced Writing and Speaking)
      ENGL3100 Discourse III (Advanced Writing and Speaking) - 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: ENGL2100 or HONR2010 and Junior standing. Goal 3D, ELO1C Communication

    • ENGL3240Poetry and Social Justice
      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, ELO5 Humanities - Equality and Peace +This course is only offered every other year.

    • ENGL3350Shakespeare (also THTR3350)
      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, ELO5 Humanities - Equality and Peace +This course is only offered every other year.

    • ENGL3480Cultural Studies
      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, ELO5 Humanities - Equality and Peace. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • ENGL3560Race, Space, and Place in American Cinema
      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, ELO5 Humanities - Equality and Peace.

    • HIST1200History of the African Diaspora
      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, ELO5 Histories - Equality and Peace.

    • HIST2200Survey of Latin American History I
      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, ELO5 Histories - Equality and Peace

    • HIST2210Survey of Latin American History II
      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, ELO5 Histories - Equality and Peace

    • HIST2340Middle Eastern Civilization I
      HIST2340 Middle Eastern Civilization I

      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, ELO5 Histories - Equality and Peace. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • HIST2360Middle Eastern Civilization II
      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, ELO5 Histories - Equality and Peace. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • HIST3460United States Foreign Relations (also POLS3460)
      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, ELO5 Social Science - Equality and Peace. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • HONR1010Honors 101
      HONR1010 Honors 101 - 3 s.h.

      Interdisciplinary first-year seminar provides a common intellectual experience for new Honors students and introduces them to the culture and opportunities of a small liberal arts institution. Designed to help exceptional students produce, deliver, and, analyze written and oral texts and learn how written and oral performances function together in specific discourse communities. Substitutes for Discourse I. Admission by selection only. Goal 3B, ELO1A Communication.

    • HONR2010Honors 201
      HONR2010 Honors 201 - 3 s.h.

      The second of two sequenced interdisciplinary Honors seminars focused on developing the skills of written and oral communication, critical inquiry, and research. Students produce, deliver, and analyze college-level written and oral texts 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). Reinforces the common intellectual experience of the Honors program and further exposes students to the culture and opportunities of a small liberal arts institution. Admission by selection only. Substitutes for Discourse II. Prerequisite: HONR1010. Goal 3C, ELO1B Communication

    • INTD1100Critical Thinking in the Liberal Arts and Sciences
      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.

    • MATH1200Mathematics for Liberal Arts
      MATH1200 Mathematics for Liberal Arts - 3 s.h.

      An overview of selected applications of mathematics for non-majors. Graph theory, cryptography, and voting theory. ELO6 Math.

    • MATH1280College Algebra
      MATH1280 College Algebra - 3 s.h.

      Solutions of polynomial, rational and radical equations, systems of equations, matrices, sequences, series, functions, exponentials. Prerequisite: 2 years high school algebra or DEVL1200. Goal 3A, ELO6 Math

    • MATH1310Mathematical Concepts I
      MATH1310 Mathematical Concepts I - 3 s.h.

      A systematic development of whole number systems, geometry, set theory, measurement, and algebra. Prerequisite: 1 year high school algebra; geometry recommended. Goal 3A, ELO6 Math.

    • MATH1320Mathematical Concepts II
      MATH1320 Mathematical Concepts II - 3 s.h.

      Symbolic logic, counting techniques, and statistics. Prerequisite: MATH1310. Goal 3A, ELO6 Math.

    • MATH1380Introduction to Statistics
      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

    • MATH1510Calculus I
      MATH1510 Calculus I - 4 s.h.

      Limits, continuity, differentiation, and applications including exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric, and inverse functions. Mean value theorem, curve sketching, Riemann sums, and the fundamental theorem of calculus. Prerequisite: 2 years high school algebra. Goal 3A, ELO6 Math

    • MATH2350Discrete Mathematics
      MATH2350 Discrete Mathematics - 3 s.h.

      A survey of topics in discrete mathematics focusing on introductory logic, methods of mathematical proof, set theory, determinants and matrices, combinatorics, and graph theory. Prerequisite: Instructor approval for non-CSIT/MATH majors, 2 years high school algebra or MATH1280. Goal 3A, ELO6 Math

    • MUSC2350Musics of the World
      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, ELO5 Arts - Equality and Peace.

    • MUSC3340Musical Citizenship: Artistic Activism and Social Justice
      MUSC3340 Musical Citizenship: Artistic Activism and Social Justice - 3 s.h.

      This course will focus on how music has historically been used for social justice, activism, and reform both within the United States and worldwide. Additionally, it will foster critical discussion and reflection on a wide range of artistic activism and applied research. What is musical activism? What kind of social responsibilities do music researchers have? Can music be used to bring about social justice? Music has long been used by movements seeking social change. People from around the world have used music as a platform to speak up and sing out about injustices. This course will focus discussion on the sounds and sentiments of social activism in the public sphere and the value and challenge of cultural advocacy in civil society. From protest songs of the Civil Rights Movement, to music concerts for charity causes, to freedom songs of the African Americans, to the Singing Revolution of the country of Estonia, to songs of the LGBTQ movement, to the Sigauque Project in Mozambique, to the protest songs of the American union movement… and so on. Through readings, discussion, and in-depth analysis of these different songs and movements, students would gain knowledge of efforts to bring about both cultural and social change throughout the world. ELO5 Arts - Equality and Peace.

    • PEAC3220Global Peace Issues (also POLS3220)
      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, ELO4 Global Learning - Equality and Peace. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • PHIL2340Finding Peace in Identity
      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, ELO3 Ethical Thinking and Action - Equality and Peace.

    • PHIL2410Reason and Religion
      PHIL2410 Reason and Religion - 3 s.h.

      An examination of issues at the intersection of philosophy and religion. Involves assessment of the rationality of religious and areligious belief, the relationship between morality and religion, and ethical interactions within and among religious traditions. Offered odd year falls. ELO3 Ethical Thinking and Action - Peace, ELO3 Ethical Thinking and Action - Equality and Peace. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • PHIL2440Social Dimensions of Equality
      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, ELO3 Ethical Thinking and Action - Equality and Peace.

    • POLS1200Introduction to International Studies (also GEOG/INTD1200)
      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

    • POLS2200Introduction to Peace Studies (also PEAC2200)
      POLS2200 Introduction to Peace Studies (also PEAC2200) - 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, ELO5 Histories - Equality and Peace

    • POLS2360The Politics of Immigration
      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, ELO4 Global Learning - Equality and Peace

    • POLS2370Politics of Latin America: Beyond Borders
      POLS2370 Politics of Latin America: Beyond Borders - 3 s.h.

      This course examines the politics of Latin America past and present, with an emphasis upon examining inequalities of power, wealth, gender, race and origin among populations throughout Latin America. The course will explore the legacy of colonialism, the functioning of local and national government institutions, challenges posed by neoliberal globalization, and migration flows both within and outside of Latin America. The course also explores the politics of identity concerning what, in each country and across them, is defined as “Latin”, “American”, and other identity markers such as “Latino”/”Latina”, “Hispanic”, “Chicano”/”Chicana”, “Mestizo”/”Mestiza”, and how these intersect with other forms of inequality. ELO4 Global Learning - World Citizenship, ELO4 Global Learning - Equality and Peace.

    • POLS3240Rights and Responsibilities in the United States (also HIST3240)
      POLS3240 Rights and Responsibilities in the United States (also HIST3240)

      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, ELO5 Histories - Equality and Peace. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • POLS3300Politics and Religion
      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, ELO4 Global Learning - Equality and Peace. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • PSYC2250Developmental Psychology
      PSYC2250 Developmental Psychology - 3 s.h.

      The study of human development over the entire lifespan. Focus is on the interaction of physical, intellectual, social, and emotional aspects of development. Prerequisite: PSYC1300. Goal 1C, ELO5 Social Science - Equality, ELO5 Social Science - Equality and Peace

    • PSYC3370Cross Cultural Psychology
      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, ELO4 Global Learning - Equality and Peace.

    • RELG1310Tyrant or Lover? God in the Old Testament
      RELG1310 Tyrant or Lover? God in the Old Testament - 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, ELO3 Ethical Thinking and Action - Equality and Peace

    • RELG1400Making Meaning from Suffering and Loss
      RELG1400 Making Meaning from Suffering and Loss - 3 s.h.

      Considers various spiritual and religious approaches to the reality of suffering in human experience. We will explore this theme through literature, poetry, music, film, and sacred texts. Using these and other resources, students will engage many of the challenges suffering poses to a meaningful life. ELO3 Ethical Thinking and Action - Peace, ELO3 Ethical Thinking and Action - Equality and Peace +This course is only offered every other year.

    • RELG2130Introduction to New Testament
      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, ELO3 Ethical Thinking and Action - Equality and Peace.

    • RELG2380Life and Writings of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
      RELG2380 Life and Writings of Rev. 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, ELO3 Ethical Thinking and Action - Equality and Peace.

    • RELG3540Peace and Justice in the Christian Tradition
      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, ELO3 Ethical Thinking and Action - Equality and Peace.

    • RELG3900BTopic: God and Sex
      RELG3900B Topic: God and Sex - 3 s.h.

      Explores the interconnections of God, sexuality, and gender. This seminar integrates perspectives on gender and sexuality from a Judeo-Christian perspective in theology and scripture with how the lived experience of gender and sexuality shapes perspectives on God, scripture, and faith. How perspectives of God and sex affect the relationship of faith and ethics regarding gender and sexuality will be immanent throughout readings and discussion. Goal 3E, ELO3 Ethical Thinking and Action - Equality

    • SCIE1310Fundamentals of Physical Science
      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, ELO6 Science - Peace, ELO6 Science - Equality and Peace

    • SOCI1300Introduction to Sociology
      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, ELO5 Social Science - Equality and Peace

    • SOCI2200Environmental Crime
      SOCI2200 Environmental Crime - 3 s.h.

      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, ELO5 Social Science - Equality and Peace

    • SOCI3120Sociological Studies of Policing
      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, ELO5 Social Science - Equality and Peace

    • SPAN3110Hispanic Cinema
      SPAN3110 Hispanic Cinema - 3 s.h.

      Designed to enhance students' knowledge of Hispanic culture through selected Spanish-speaking films. Prerequisite: SPAN2440. Goal 4, ELO4 Global Learning - Equality, ELO4 Global Learning - Equality and Peace

    • SPAN3120Hispanic Literatures
      SPAN3120 Hispanic Literatures - 3 s.h.

      Designed to enhance students' knowledge of Hispanic culture through selected pieces of literature from different parts of the Spanish-speaking world. Prerequisite: SPAN2440. Goal 4, ELO4 Global Learning - Equality, ELO4 Global Learning - Equality and Peace

    • SPAN3220Unheard Voices
      SPAN3220 Unheard Voices - 3 s.h.

      Explores representations of vulnerability in Latin American cultural production, particularly short narrative and film. Discusses the diversity of vulnerable experiences among unheard sectors of Latin American societies with a focus on women, afrolatinos, and the LGBTQ+ community. Taught in Spanish. Instructor approval required. Goal 4, ELO4 Global Learning – Equality, ELO4 Global Learning - Equality and Peace Note: Since this course is taught in Spanish, an intermediate-high proficiency level in Spanish is recommended for non-minor students.

    • SPAN3240Literature, Visual Culture, and Digital Media in the Hispanic Caribbean
      SPAN3240 Literature, Visual Culture, and Digital Media in the Hispanic Caribbean - 3 s.h.

      Explores 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 multiple interpretations (new and traditional) of concepts such as citizenship and gender, sexual, and racial identities in the Hispanic Caribbean and its diasporas, particularly in the United States. Taught in English. Goal 4, ELO4 Global Learning – Equality, ELO4 Global Learning - Equality and Peace

    • THTR1200Introduction to Theatre
      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, ELO5 Arts - Equality and Peace

    ARTS2240Art and Social Practice ARTS2390History of Graphic Design ARTS2400Ethics, Politics, and Controversy in Art ARTS3100Modern to Contemporary Art History BIOL1400Unity of Life (3-0) COMM3100Intercultural Communication CRMJ2400Introduction to Criminal Justice ECON3200Public Finance ECON3440International Economics EDUC2120Human Relations for Educators ENGL1100Discourse I (Writing Intensive) ENGL2100Discourse II (Speaking Intensive) ENGL2280The Graphic Novel ENGL2320Britain, Empire, and Modernity: 19th and 20th Century British and Irish Literature ENGL2330Our Bondage and Our Freedom: Literatures of the Americas, 1491-1865 ENGL2350American Ethnic Literature ENGL2360African American Literature ENGL2600Gender and Sexuality ENGL2610Whiteness and the Working Class ENGL3100Discourse III (Advanced Writing and Speaking) ENGL3240Poetry and Social Justice ENGL3350Shakespeare (also THTR3350) ENGL3480Cultural Studies ENGL3560Race, Space, and Place in American Cinema HIST1200History of the African Diaspora HIST2200Survey of Latin American History I HIST2210Survey of Latin American History II HIST2340Middle Eastern Civilization I HIST2360Middle Eastern Civilization II HIST3460United States Foreign Relations (also POLS3460) HONR1010Honors 101 HONR2010Honors 201 INTD1100Critical Thinking in the Liberal Arts and Sciences MATH1200Mathematics for Liberal Arts MATH1280College Algebra MATH1310Mathematical Concepts I MATH1320Mathematical Concepts II MATH1380Introduction to Statistics MATH1510Calculus I MATH2350Discrete Mathematics MUSC2350Musics of the World MUSC3340Musical Citizenship: Artistic Activism and Social Justice PEAC3220Global Peace Issues (also POLS3220) PHIL2340Finding Peace in Identity PHIL2410Reason and Religion PHIL2440Social Dimensions of Equality POLS1200Introduction to International Studies (also GEOG/INTD1200) POLS2200Introduction to Peace Studies (also PEAC2200) POLS2360The Politics of Immigration POLS2370Politics of Latin America: Beyond Borders POLS3240Rights and Responsibilities in the United States (also HIST3240) POLS3300Politics and Religion PSYC2250Developmental Psychology PSYC3370Cross Cultural Psychology RELG1310Tyrant or Lover? God in the Old Testament RELG1400Making Meaning from Suffering and Loss RELG2130Introduction to New Testament RELG2380Life and Writings of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. RELG3540Peace and Justice in the Christian Tradition RELG3900BTopic: God and Sex SCIE1310Fundamentals of Physical Science SOCI1300Introduction to Sociology SOCI2200Environmental Crime SOCI3120Sociological Studies of Policing SPAN3110Hispanic Cinema SPAN3120Hispanic Literatures SPAN3220Unheard Voices SPAN3240Literature, Visual Culture, and Digital Media in the Hispanic Caribbean THTR1200Introduction to Theatre
    Course Descriptions
    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, ELO5 Arts - Equality and Peace

    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, ELO5 Arts - Equality and Peace +This course is only offered every other year.

    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, ELO5 Arts - Equality and Peace +This course is only offered every other year.

    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, ELO5 Arts - Equality and 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, ELO6 Science - Equality and Peace

    COMM3100 Intercultural Communication - 3 s.h.

    An examination of concepts that have application to communication across cultural boundaries, with emphasis on relating them to effective intercultural communication skills. Goal 4, ELO4 Global Learning - World Citizenship, ELO4 Global Learning - Equality and Peace +This course is only offered every other year.

    CRMJ2400 Introduction to Criminal Justice - 3 s.h.

    A survey of the structure and process of the criminal justice system, including the study of law enforcement, criminal courts, and correctional agencies. ELO5 Social Science - Peace, ELO5 Social Science - Equality and Peace

    ECON3200 Public Finance - 3 s.h.

    An examination of the taxation policies and expenditure programs of the public sector. Related topics include public goods, income distribution, and public choice theory. Prerequisite: ECON1320. Goal 1C, ELO5 Social Science - Equality, ELO5 Social Science - Equality and Peace. Offered odd years Spring. +This course is only offered every other year.

    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, ELO4 Global Learning - Equality and Peace +This course is only offered every other year.

    EDUC2120 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. Goal 3E, ELO3 Ethical Thinking and Action - Equality, ELO3 Ethical Thinking and Action - Equality and Peace.

    ENGL1100 Discourse I (Writing Intensive) - 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. Corequisite for students with ACT English score of 15 and below, or an SAT English score of 480 and below: ENGL1110 unless they have taken 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.

    ENGL2100 Discourse II (Speaking Intensive) - 3 s.h.

    The second of three sequenced courses focused on integrated written and oral communication skill development emphasizing critical inquiry and research, with a significant emphasis on public speaking skills. 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 or HONR1010. Goal 3C, ELO1B Communication

    ENGL2280 The Graphic Novel - 3 s.h.

    Investigates how the comic medium crafts narrative in ways both similar to and different from traditional novels. Students will analyze the use and impact of a variety of comic conventions in the context of works that push beyond the realm of entertainment (the stereotypical category for such work) and investigate the human experience in meaningful ways. Emphasis on how the comic form can be used to promote equality and peace. ELO5 Humanities – Equality and Peace.

    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, ELO5 Humanities - Equality and 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, ELO5 Humanities - Equality and Peace

    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, ELO5 Humanities - Equality and Peace. ++ This course is on a four-year cycle.

    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, ELO5 Humanities - Equality and Peace. ++ Denotes a course on a four-year cycle.

    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, ELO5 Humanities - Equality and Peace ++ This course is on a four-year cycle.

    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, ELO5 Humanities - Equality and Peace ++ This course is on a four-year cycle.

    ENGL3100 Discourse III (Advanced Writing and Speaking) - 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: ENGL2100 or HONR2010 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, ELO5 Humanities - Equality and Peace +This course is only offered every other year.

    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, ELO5 Humanities - Equality and Peace +This course is only offered every other year.

    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, ELO5 Humanities - Equality and Peace. +This course is only offered every other year.

    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, ELO5 Humanities - Equality and Peace.

    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, ELO5 Histories - Equality and Peace.

    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, ELO5 Histories - Equality and Peace

    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, ELO5 Histories - Equality and Peace

    HIST2340 Middle Eastern Civilization I

    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, ELO5 Histories - Equality and Peace. +This course is only offered every other year.

    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, ELO5 Histories - Equality and Peace. +This course is only offered every other year.

    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, ELO5 Social Science - Equality and Peace. +This course is only offered every other year.

    HONR1010 Honors 101 - 3 s.h.

    Interdisciplinary first-year seminar provides a common intellectual experience for new Honors students and introduces them to the culture and opportunities of a small liberal arts institution. Designed to help exceptional students produce, deliver, and, analyze written and oral texts and learn how written and oral performances function together in specific discourse communities. Substitutes for Discourse I. Admission by selection only. Goal 3B, ELO1A Communication.

    HONR2010 Honors 201 - 3 s.h.

    The second of two sequenced interdisciplinary Honors seminars focused on developing the skills of written and oral communication, critical inquiry, and research. Students produce, deliver, and analyze college-level written and oral texts 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). Reinforces the common intellectual experience of the Honors program and further exposes students to the culture and opportunities of a small liberal arts institution. Admission by selection only. Substitutes for Discourse II. Prerequisite: HONR1010. Goal 3C, ELO1B Communication

    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.

    MATH1200 Mathematics for Liberal Arts - 3 s.h.

    An overview of selected applications of mathematics for non-majors. Graph theory, cryptography, and voting theory. ELO6 Math.

    MATH1280 College Algebra - 3 s.h.

    Solutions of polynomial, rational and radical equations, systems of equations, matrices, sequences, series, functions, exponentials. 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, set theory, measurement, and algebra. Prerequisite: 1 year high school algebra; geometry recommended. Goal 3A, ELO6 Math.

    MATH1320 Mathematical Concepts II - 3 s.h.

    Symbolic logic, counting techniques, and statistics. Prerequisite: MATH1310. 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 - 4 s.h.

    Limits, continuity, differentiation, and applications including exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric, and inverse functions. Mean value theorem, curve sketching, Riemann sums, and the fundamental theorem of calculus. Prerequisite: 2 years high school algebra. Goal 3A, ELO6 Math

    MATH2350 Discrete Mathematics - 3 s.h.

    A survey of topics in discrete mathematics focusing on introductory logic, methods of mathematical proof, set theory, determinants and matrices, combinatorics, and graph theory. Prerequisite: Instructor approval for non-CSIT/MATH majors, 2 years high school algebra or MATH1280. Goal 3A, ELO6 Math

    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, ELO5 Arts - Equality and Peace.

    MUSC3340 Musical Citizenship: Artistic Activism and Social Justice - 3 s.h.

    This course will focus on how music has historically been used for social justice, activism, and reform both within the United States and worldwide. Additionally, it will foster critical discussion and reflection on a wide range of artistic activism and applied research. What is musical activism? What kind of social responsibilities do music researchers have? Can music be used to bring about social justice? Music has long been used by movements seeking social change. People from around the world have used music as a platform to speak up and sing out about injustices. This course will focus discussion on the sounds and sentiments of social activism in the public sphere and the value and challenge of cultural advocacy in civil society. From protest songs of the Civil Rights Movement, to music concerts for charity causes, to freedom songs of the African Americans, to the Singing Revolution of the country of Estonia, to songs of the LGBTQ movement, to the Sigauque Project in Mozambique, to the protest songs of the American union movement… and so on. Through readings, discussion, and in-depth analysis of these different songs and movements, students would gain knowledge of efforts to bring about both cultural and social change throughout the world. ELO5 Arts - Equality and 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, ELO4 Global Learning - Equality and Peace. +This course is only offered every other year.

    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, ELO3 Ethical Thinking and Action - Equality and Peace.

    PHIL2410 Reason and Religion - 3 s.h.

    An examination of issues at the intersection of philosophy and religion. Involves assessment of the rationality of religious and areligious belief, the relationship between morality and religion, and ethical interactions within and among religious traditions. Offered odd year falls. ELO3 Ethical Thinking and Action - Peace, ELO3 Ethical Thinking and Action - Equality and Peace. +This course is only offered every other year.

    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, ELO3 Ethical Thinking and Action - Equality and Peace.

    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

    POLS2200 Introduction to Peace Studies (also PEAC2200) - 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, ELO5 Histories - Equality and Peace

    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, ELO4 Global Learning - Equality and Peace

    POLS2370 Politics of Latin America: Beyond Borders - 3 s.h.

    This course examines the politics of Latin America past and present, with an emphasis upon examining inequalities of power, wealth, gender, race and origin among populations throughout Latin America. The course will explore the legacy of colonialism, the functioning of local and national government institutions, challenges posed by neoliberal globalization, and migration flows both within and outside of Latin America. The course also explores the politics of identity concerning what, in each country and across them, is defined as “Latin”, “American”, and other identity markers such as “Latino”/”Latina”, “Hispanic”, “Chicano”/”Chicana”, “Mestizo”/”Mestiza”, and how these intersect with other forms of inequality. ELO4 Global Learning - World Citizenship, ELO4 Global Learning - Equality and Peace.

    POLS3240 Rights and Responsibilities in the United States (also HIST3240)

    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, ELO5 Histories - Equality and Peace. +This course is only offered every other year.

    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, ELO4 Global Learning - Equality and Peace. +This course is only offered every other year.

    PSYC2250 Developmental Psychology - 3 s.h.

    The study of human development over the entire lifespan. Focus is on the interaction of physical, intellectual, social, and emotional aspects of development. Prerequisite: PSYC1300. Goal 1C, ELO5 Social Science - Equality, ELO5 Social Science - Equality and Peace

    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, ELO4 Global Learning - Equality and Peace.

    RELG1310 Tyrant or Lover? God in the Old Testament - 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, ELO3 Ethical Thinking and Action - Equality and Peace

    RELG1400 Making Meaning from Suffering and Loss - 3 s.h.

    Considers various spiritual and religious approaches to the reality of suffering in human experience. We will explore this theme through literature, poetry, music, film, and sacred texts. Using these and other resources, students will engage many of the challenges suffering poses to a meaningful life. ELO3 Ethical Thinking and Action - Peace, ELO3 Ethical Thinking and Action - Equality and Peace +This course is only offered every other year.

    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, ELO3 Ethical Thinking and Action - Equality and Peace.

    RELG2380 Life and Writings of Rev. 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, ELO3 Ethical Thinking and Action - Equality and Peace.

    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, ELO3 Ethical Thinking and Action - Equality and Peace.

    RELG3900B Topic: God and Sex - 3 s.h.

    Explores the interconnections of God, sexuality, and gender. This seminar integrates perspectives on gender and sexuality from a Judeo-Christian perspective in theology and scripture with how the lived experience of gender and sexuality shapes perspectives on God, scripture, and faith. How perspectives of God and sex affect the relationship of faith and ethics regarding gender and sexuality will be immanent throughout readings and discussion. Goal 3E, ELO3 Ethical Thinking and Action - Equality

    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, ELO6 Science - Peace, ELO6 Science - Equality and 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, ELO5 Social Science - Equality and Peace

    SOCI2200 Environmental Crime - 3 s.h.

    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, ELO5 Social Science - Equality and Peace

    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, ELO5 Social Science - Equality and Peace

    SPAN3110 Hispanic Cinema - 3 s.h.

    Designed to enhance students' knowledge of Hispanic culture through selected Spanish-speaking films. Prerequisite: SPAN2440. Goal 4, ELO4 Global Learning - Equality, ELO4 Global Learning - Equality and Peace

    SPAN3120 Hispanic Literatures - 3 s.h.

    Designed to enhance students' knowledge of Hispanic culture through selected pieces of literature from different parts of the Spanish-speaking world. Prerequisite: SPAN2440. Goal 4, ELO4 Global Learning - Equality, ELO4 Global Learning - Equality and Peace

    SPAN3220 Unheard Voices - 3 s.h.

    Explores representations of vulnerability in Latin American cultural production, particularly short narrative and film. Discusses the diversity of vulnerable experiences among unheard sectors of Latin American societies with a focus on women, afrolatinos, and the LGBTQ+ community. Taught in Spanish. Instructor approval required. Goal 4, ELO4 Global Learning – Equality, ELO4 Global Learning - Equality and Peace Note: Since this course is taught in Spanish, an intermediate-high proficiency level in Spanish is recommended for non-minor students.

    SPAN3240 Literature, Visual Culture, and Digital Media in the Hispanic Caribbean - 3 s.h.

    Explores 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 multiple interpretations (new and traditional) of concepts such as citizenship and gender, sexual, and racial identities in the Hispanic Caribbean and its diasporas, particularly in the United States. Taught in English. Goal 4, ELO4 Global Learning – Equality, ELO4 Global Learning - Equality and Peace

    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, ELO5 Arts - Equality and Peace