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FIRST SESSION, 2018

ASIA 106 Israeli Popular Culture: The Case of Music (3). An introduction to Israeli popular culture, with a transnational and interdisciplinary frame. Focusing on Israeli music, exploring its different genres and the cultural richness developed since Zionism, reaching along the way a broad understanding of Israeli society.

BIOL 455 Behavioral Neuroscience (3). Prerequisite, BIOL 205. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. The neurobiological basis of animal behavior at the level of single cells, neural circuits, sensory systems, and organisms. Lecture topics range from principles of cellular neurobiology to ethological field studies.  Five lectures per week.

CHIN 150 Introduction to Chinese Civilization (3). A course designed to introduce students to the Chinese world of past and present. Chinese civilization is explored from a variety of perspectives: political, social, cultural, intellectual, and economic.

DRAM 287 African American Theatre (3). This course investigates the history and legacy of African American drama through the study of its literary texts, performance styles, and cultural history.

DRAM 292 Corner of the Sky The American Musical (3). This course considers the anatomy and diversity of the American musical, exploring its history and aesthetics, and employing an interdisciplinary approach to examining its shows, sounds, stars, structures, styles, and sensibilities within the genre’s dominant contexts of Broadway, Hollywood, and Utopia.

EDUC 689 Foundations of Special Education (3). This course will provide an advanced introduction to key concepts, issues, and service delivery approaches pertaining to the educational needs of students with high incidence disabilities.

ENEC 309 Environmental Values and Valuation (3).  Introduction to the methods for assigning value to aspects of the environment and to interhuman and human-environment interactions. The approach is interdisciplinary, drawing on methods from philosophy, ecology, psychology, aesthetics, economics, religion, etc. Computer equipped with internet access required.

ENGL 146 Science Fiction/Fantasy/Utopia (3). Readings in and theories of science fiction, utopian and dystopian literatures, and fantasy fiction.

ENGL 340 Studies in Jane Austen (3). This course focuses on both the novels of Jane Austen and their fate since publication in the early 19th century. They have inspired countless imitations, over 150 sequels and continuations, and more than 30 full-length films. We will trace the transmission and transformation of the original texts across time and cultures.

HIST 372 History of American Politics, 1932-Present (3). This course explores the political history of the United States from the New Deal in the 1930s to the present. Topics include the trajectories of liberalism and conservatism and the origins of today’s most protracted political debates-from McCarthyism to 9/11, from Watergate to Obamacare.

INLS 523 Introduction to Database Concepts and Applications (3). Prerequisite: INLS 161 for undergraduates. Design and implementation of basic database systems. Semantic modeling, relational database theory, including normalization, indexing, and query construction, SQL.  

INLS 585 Management for Information Professionals (3). An introduction to general management principles and practices intended for information professionals working in all types of organizations. Topics include planning, budgeting, organizational theory, staffing, leadership, organizational change, and decision-making.   

MEJO 187 Foundations of Interactive Media (3). Permission of the school. Entry-level course in multimedia storytelling that includes modules on theory; the profession; design; content gathering; and editing, programming, publishing, and usability.

MEJO 340 Introduction to Media Law: Journalism Focus (3). Prerequisite, MEJO 153. Focuses on speech and press freedoms under the First Amendment. Topics include prior restraint, libel, privacy, protection of anonymous sources, free press-fair trial, federal regulation of electronic and new media, freedom of information, intellectual property, and international issues. For student in journalism and in AD/PR.

MEJO 390 Visual Communication Entrepreneurship (3). Students gain an understanding of visual communication entrepreneurship. The course will utilize online learning tools to give students the skills and concepts necessary to manage a photography/video production business.

MEJO 441 Diversity and Communication. (3). An examination of racial stereotypes and minority portrayals in United States culture and communication. Emphasis is on the portrayal of Native Americans, African Americans, Hispanics, and Asian Americans in the mass media.

MEJO 713 Digital Data and Analytics (3). This course explores the fundamental concepts and principles that underlie techniques for extracting useful information and knowledge from digital data. The primary goal of the course is to help you view problems from a data perspective and understand how to systematically analyze such problems. Certificate Students Only. 

MEJO 715 New Media and Society (3). This course examines digital environments from diverse conceptual perspectives (e.g., journalism, mass communication, psychology, information science and technology, sociology, business) and outlines theoretical implications and practical applications of new media. MATC students only.

POLI 150 International Relations and World Politics (PWAD 150) (3). The analysis of politics among nations.

POLI 433 Politics of the European Union (3). Examines the politics and political economy of institutional change and policy making in the European Union in comparative perspective.

RELI 162 Catholicism Today:  An Introduction to the Contemporary Catholic Church (3). This course provides students with a first glimpse and insight into the Catholic tradition, past, present, and future: its beliefs, structure, aims, successes, and failures.

RELI 201 Ancient Biblical Interpretation (3). The course looks at the origins of biblical interpretation, how the Hebrew Bible was interpreted around the turn of the Common Era, the key formative period for early Christianity and rabbinic Judaism. We consider the nature of interpretation as an endeavor, as well as how the Bible came to be viewed as Scripture.

SOCI 277 Societies and Genomics (3). The course examines how human genomic information can be incorporated into social sciences. Topics include twin studies; an introduction to basic principles of molecular genetics; evolutionary psychology; sex, gender and genomics; ethical issues in genetic studies; and epigenetics.

SOWO 700 ATOD: Abuse and Dependence (3). This course is designed to introduce the field of substance abuse to social workers. It will provide specific information regarding the use, abuse, and dependency issues related to chemical substances and an overview of the policy and practice issues related to working with substance abusers and their families.

SOWO 730 Social Work and the Law (3). Course provides familiarity with legal processes, legal research, and legal analysis within the context of socio-legal issues important to social work practice.

SPAN 344 Latin American Cultural Topics (3). Prerequisite, SPAN 300, 320, 321, 322, 323, or 326. This course studies trends in thought, art, film, music, social practices, in the Spanish speaking Americas, including the United States. Topics may include colonialism, race, class, ethnicity, modernization, ecology, religion, gender, and popular culture.

SECOND SESSION, 2018

ASIA 333 The Mahabharata: Remembered and Reimagined (3). This course offers an introduction to the Sanskrit Mahabharata as well as modern retellings of the epic in contemporary literature, film, and theatre of India.

DRAM 287 African American Theatre (3). This course investigates the history and legacy of African American drama through the study of its literary texts, performance styles, and cultural history.

EDUC 689 Foundations of Special Education (3). This course will provide an advanced introduction to key concepts, issues, and service delivery approaches pertaining to the educational needs of students with high incidence disabilities.

ENGL 140 Intro to Gay & Lesbian Literature (WMST 140) (3). Introduces students to concepts in queer theory and recent sexuality studies. Topics include queer lit, AIDS, race and sexuality, representations of gays and lesbians in the media, political activism/literature.

INLS 501 Information Resources and Services (3). Analysis, use, and evaluation of information and reference systems, services, and tools for both printed and electronic delivery. Provides a foundation in electronic information search techniques, question negotiation, interviewing, and instruction.

INLS 513 Resource Selection and Evaluation (3). Identification, provision, and evaluation of resources to meet primary needs of clientele in different institutional environments.  

INLS 585 Management for Information Professionals (3). An introduction to general management principles and practices intended for information professionals working in all types of organizations. Topics include planning, budgeting, organizational theory, staffing, leadership, organizational change, and decision making.  

INLS 690 Project Management: Strategy and Applications (3). This course introduces principles of project management and strategies used in practical application.  Topics include project planning tools, project life cycles, risk assessment, and management styles.   

INLS 725 Electronic Health Records (3). Focuses on EHR data standards with emphasis on data management requirements, applications, and services. Course includes HL7, CCHIT, and CDISC standards. For data management specialists, administrators, and health data analysts.  

MEJO 141 Media Ethics (3). Explore what constitutes ethical practices, what interferes with ethical practices, and what emerging ethical issues may challenge the newest generation of professional communicators. Cases involve print, broadcast, and Internet news media; photojournalism; graphic design; public relations; and advertising.

PSYC 220 Biopsychology (3). Prerequisite, PSYC 101. ONLINE. Study of the biological basis of behavior. Emphasis will be placed on human findings and applications.

RELI 283 The Buddhist Tradition:  India, Nepal, and Tibet (ASIA 300) (3). Examines the diverse beliefs, practices, and cultures associated with Buddhism in the Himalayan regions of India, Nepal, and Tibet. Topics include Buddhism’s development and spread, the cultural dynamics of Himalayan societies, monasticism, folk religion, revivalism, tourism, gender, globalization, and the role of the state in shaping Buddhist life and culture.

SOWO 834 Advanced Policy Practice (1.5). Advanced Policy Practice focuses on skills development in advanced policy analysis and change at administrative and legislative levels and on multiple levels of advocacy and lobbying strategies.

SPAN 260 Introduction to Spanish and Spanish American Literature (3). Prerequisite, SPAN 204, 212, or 402. Develops skills for further literary studies while increasing Spanish language proficiency and providing different world views through literature. Native speakers need permission of the instructor. Students may not receive credit for both SPAN 260 and SPAN 262.