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Academics

Drexel University strives to provide enriching educational opportunities that prepare students to thrive and flourish in a diverse world. To support that goal we encourage students to learn about, appreciate and value a variety of cultures, life experiences, and perspectives other than their own. Although Drexel University does not require all students to complete courses that focus on diversity or multiculturalism, we strongly encourage students to include such courses in their experience at Drexel. The Diversity & Multiculturalism Inventory is designed to help students locate topics that might be of interest by listing a wide range of courses which increase awareness of diversity, equity, and social justice issues both domestically and globally.

Students should work closely with their academic advisors to select courses that will fit with their educational goals and the requirements of their majors.

BENNETT S. LEBOW COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

BUSINESS Accounting ACCT 336 Introduction to International Accounting Introduces students to the strategies of multinational enterprises and how accounting fits into those strategies; the international business accounting framework; cultural and other environmental influences on accounting; comparative international financial reporting issues and harmonization; comparative analysis of financial statements; and international disclosure trends and their influence on financial analysis.
Economics ECON 342 Economic Development Covers topics including driving forces of economic growth, economic planning, income distribution and poverty, labor migration, capital markets and saving, international debt problems and global economic crisis. Emphasizes underlying theories and realities of economic growth and development of less developed economies and emerging economies.
Finance FIN 346 Global Financial Management Examines the investment and financing strategies of multinational corporations. Covers topics including capital acquisition in the international environment, international investment borrowing, international corporate restructuring, currency swaps and recapitalizations, hedging techniques, and international risk-management instruments.
International Business INTB 200 International Business This course examines economic, political, legal, and social factors affecting formulation of international business strategy.
International Business INTB 332 Multinational Corporations Discusses the role and function of multinational corporations in the global economy, reasons for their existence, and the impact of market structures on the operations of multinationals. Considers the interactions between multinationals and national authorities, and the international transfer of technology. This is a writing intensive course.
International Business INTB 338 Regional Studies in Economic Policies & International Business Study of the industry,trade and macroeconomic trends of a major world region,such as East Asia, Latin America, Europe or the Near East. This is a writing intensive course.
Legal Studies BLAW 358 Employment Law Examines and analyzes legal aspects of employment as governed by law and judicial decision, including labor standards, workers' compensation, employment law and employment practices, and employer and employee rights.
Human Resource Management HRMT 323 Principles of Human Resource Administration Covers the underlying principles of personnel administration used in organizations by personnel departments and often by line managers. Uses case studies and exercises to illustrate the practical implications of various principles.
Human Resource Management HRMT 345 Seminar In Human Resource Managment Presents an integrated approach to human resource management. Examines a wide range of human resource issues faced by employers and employees in contemporary society.
Organizational Behavior ORGB 420 Negotiations and Conflict Resolution This course provides both a theoretical understanding of the central concepts in negotiation and conflict management through applied experience in these processes. Through classroom exercises, discussion, and personal reflection, students will improve their ability to negotiate and manage conflicts through gained confidence in these processes.
Marketing MKTG 357 Global Marketing Examines international involvement of companies from exporting to the multinational enterprise stage. Covers the nature of international competition; distribution systems; pricing and credit policies; promotional methods; trade barriers and agreements; and the cultural, political, legal, ethical, and technological barriers. This is a writing intensive course.

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ANTOINETTE WESTPHAL COLLEGE OF MEDIA ARTS & DESIGN

MEDIA ARTS & DESIGN Architecture ARCH 421 Enviro Psych & Desgn Thry Examines the relationship between human behavior and architecture from the perspective of environmental psychology. Topics include aesthetics, environmental experience, social interaction, social organization, and culture.
Art History ARTH 301 Asian Art and Culture Explores the diverse visual languages and cultures of Asia including the Buddhist and Hindu traditions from India and Southeast Asia, the imperial art of China with its refined taste for ceramics and painting, and the Japanese.
Art History ARTH 302 Art of India This course explores the diverse artistic traditions of the Indian subcontinent from ancient times to the modern period, focusing on the art of the Buddhist, Hindu and Islamic communities. The survey ends with an examination of the colonial, post-colonial and contemporary art scene.
Art History ARTH 304 Art of Japan This course examines the art of Japan from the Shinto traditional forms to the creation of a Buddhist Japanese idiom, from the courtly and military art to the Zen aesthetics and the establishment of a modern urban culture.
Art History ARTH 340 Women in Art A historical survey of the art created by women in Western civilization, with a special focus upon the art created since the women's movement of the 1970s. Images are analyzed in relation to the sociopolitical and psychological context of Western, patriarchal culture.
Dance DANC 190 African Dance This studio course is designed to explore the aesthetic, movement, music and rituals found in African Dance forms.
Dance DANC 210 Intro. To Dance A studio and classroom course. Examines the elements of dance through study and participation in classical, theatrical, and social forms. Includes readings, films, and discussion.
Entertainment/Arts Mgmt EAM 302 Exhibition Design Discuss key issues in exhibition presentation including visual design elements, accessibility, and approachable presentation strategies. This course also explores theoretical and ethical issues related to museums, art collecting, cultural patrimony, curatorial authority, and diversity.
Entertainment/Arts Mgmt EAM 350 Arts, Culture and Society Examines the role of arts' impact on society, exploring key cultural policy issues including community standards and censorship, and different approaches to funding. Readings, films, discussions and projects explore questions as the social functions of the arts, the use of art for advocacy and patronage over the world.
Film and Video FMVD 264 Russian Cinema This course is an overview of Russian Cimena of the 20th Century.
Music MUSC 331 World Musics Surveys various musical traditions from around the world in their cultural contexts. Includes selected music from Africa, the Americas, Europe, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Northeast Asia, West Asia, and Oceania.
Music MUSC 333 Afro-Amer Music USA Examines the African heritage and related New World forms outside the United States. Covers work songs, spirituals, blues, folk music, ragtime, gospel, rhythm and blues, jazz, etc.
Photography PHTO 350 Photography and Culture Discussion-and project-oriented course. Explores the effects of photography on social and cultural consciousness during the 20th century. Concentrates on photography as a medium of mass communication, especially photojournalism, the picture magazine, fashion, and advertising. This is a writing intensive course.
Photography PHTO 452 History of Contemporary Photography The History of Contemporary Photography. The course will focus on aesthetic and conceptual development in contemporary photographic practice. Through lectures, field trios and in-class discussions, the students will learn concepts and visual trends employed in photography since 1970. Topics covered include 19th and 20th century influences, multi-cultural interpretation of genres, new approaches to representation of self, and the influence of digital technology on photography.

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COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES

ARTS & SCIENCES Africana Studies AFAS 101 Intro to Africana Studies Provides an overview of the experience, culture, and political practices of African descendants in the Americas and the Caribbean. The course uses a multidisciplinary approach to introduce students to the history, art, music, and literature of the African Diaspora.
Africana Studies AFAS 201 Cross Currents in AFAS With a temporal focus on the 20th century, this course critically explores and analyzes the cultural, political and intellectual practices of blacks in North, Central, and South America as well as in the Caribbean.
Africana Studies AFAS 250 African American Herstories Students gain insights into three distinct historical periods of African American (American) History and a cross section of African American life through the reading, analysis, and discussion of selected African American women's autobiographies.
Africana Studies AFAS 260 Race, Politics & Religion An examination of race and religion as in liberal tradition. How has liberal theory purported the state will confront issues of race and religion? Have the political realities of race and religion in the modern state lived up to the promises laid out by liberalism?.
Africana Studies AFAS 295 ST: The Haitian Revolution Provides student with the opportunity to explore specific topics in Africana Studies. Courses focus on such issues as Caribbean literature, Latin American History and Political, Black Women's History in the U.S. the Harlem Renaissance, and Blacks in Science. Uses lectures, films, and discussions. May be repeated for credit.
Africana Studies AFAS 295-003   HIST 212 ST:Themes in African Amer Hist Provides student with the opportunity to explore specific topics in Africana Studies. Courses focus on such issues as Caribbean literature, Latin American History and Political, Black Women's History in the U.S. the Harlem Renaissance, and Blacks in Science. Uses lectures, films, and discussions. May be repeated for credit.
Africana Studies History AFAS 295-502 ST:Obama:Reshaping Blk History Provides student with the opportunity to explore specific topics in Africana Studies. Courses focus on such issues as Caribbean literature, Latin American History and Political, Black Women's History in the U.S. the Harlem Renaissance, and Blacks in Science. Uses lectures, films, and discussions. May be repeated for credit.
Africana Studies AFAS 298 Independent Studies for Minors Independent study allows students to work one on one with professors in a specific area of Africana Studies. It is designed for minors but non-minors may ask for special permission from the director. Students' past topics have included comparative women's history, race and science, and entrepreneurship of color. May be repeated twice for credit.
Africana Studies AFAS 301 Politics of Hip Hop This class in an interdisciplinary, socio-historical introduction to rap music and hip hop culture. Several themes will be explored including the origins of rap music as well as the role of urban youth and their notions of race and gender. Record industry practices will also be investigated together with the impact of commercialism on hip hop. We will also consider sexism, misogyny, and violence in both the music and culture.
Africana Studies AFAS 310 Women, Crime, & History This class will examine gender, race and crime in US history. Specifically, we will explore the experience of female criminals from the colonial period to the present. We will conduct primary research into this subject at the Philadelphia City Archive (PCA), located at 3101 Market Street. Students will be responsible for a final research paper based on their research findings.
  Africana Studies International Area Studies AFAS 385 IAS 385 Rum, Rice and Revolution: Caribbean History Course provides a broad, interdisciplinary and socio-historical introduction to the Caribbean. Several themes are covered including empire and the making of the Caribbean; slavery and emancipation; labor formation and race; revolution and resistance; gender oppression and women's experiences; and cultural expressions.
Africana Studies AFAS 395-001 ST: Brazil: History & Culture Provides students with the opportunity to explore specific topics in Africana Studies - but is an upper division course. Courses focus on such issues as Caribbean literature, Latin American History and Politics, Black Women's History in the US, the Harlem Renaissance, and Blacks in Science. Uses lectures, films, and discussion. May be repeated up to three times for credit if topics vary.
Africana Studies AFAS 401 Urban Social Justice Practicum I The Urban Social Justice Practicum offers Drexel students an exciting opportunity to work on-site at a variety of community based organizations that address issues relevant to the African Diaspora. Students can work as mentors, teaching assistants, and interns and inner-city schools, governmental agencies, judicial offices and health care facilities. Working 5 hours per week at a site of their choosing, students also participate in weekly seminars, maintain journals, and complete a final paper. Course runs over two quarters.
Africana Studies AFAS 402 Urban Social Justice Practicum II The Urban Social Justice Practicum offers Drexel students an exciting opportunity to work on-site at a variety of community based organizations that address issues relevant to the African Diaspora. Students can work as mentors, teaching assistants, and interns and inner-city schools, governmental agencies, judicial offices and health care facilities. Working 5 hours per week at a site of their choosing, students also participate in weekly seminars, maintain journals, and complete a final paper.
Anthropology ANTH 101 Introduction to Cultural Diversity Examines the diversity that exists in human culture. Uses lectures, films, and discussions to examine and illustrate the relationship between humans and their social/cultural systems.
Anthropology ANTH 120 Biblical Archaeology Israel/Jordan Examines the archaeology of Israel and Jordan from the earliest human occupation until the Persian Conquest in 535 B.C. Discusses many places described in the Old Testament in an archaeological context.
Anthropology ANTH 210 Worldview: Science, Religion and Magic Examines anthropological and archaeological evidence of the worldviews of non-literate people, as shown in the practice of ceremony, magic, sorcery, and witchcraft, and the role of shamans and priests.
Anthropology ANTH 212 Topics in World Ethnography Examines the peoples and cultures of the selected cultural areas. Emphasizes indigenous cultures and the effects of modernization on these cultures.
Anthropology ANTH 215 Anthropology of Gender This course takes an ethnographic approach to the study of gender socializations and gender roles. We will address issues of sex roles, the cultural construction of gender categories, the forms of gender inequality, and the ways cultures engage in gender based power relationships. While these issues will be dealt with in specific and local ethnographic contexts, students will be encouraged to make comparisons across the contexts and to compare these works with their own experience.
Anthropology ANTH 220 Aging In Cross-Cultural Perspective Examines the status, roles, and treatments of elderly people in various societies throughout the world and among minority groups in the United States.
Anthropology ANTH 240 Urban Anthropology This course will give students the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the major themes in urban anthropology and how they relate to other areas of research in anthropology and the social sciences in general. Students will focus on the research methods used by urban anthropologists as well as read different ethnographic cases of urban life.
Anthropology ANTH 255 Psychological Anthropology The course is an overview of the field of Psychological Anthropology. It examines issues live nature vs. nurture; personality and "madness"; ethnopsychologies; and cognition. The attempt is to always recognize the salience and significance of culture when considering these issues.
Anthropology ANTH 310 Society In Transition: Modern and Third World Looks at the impact of 20th-century technology on traditional societies. Uses area studies from Africa, Asia, and elsewhere to explore institutions such as the family, the polity, the economy, and religion.
Anthropology ANTH 312 Approaches to Intercultural Behavior Examines theory and case studies related to working and living outside the United States. Includes topics such as culture shock, cultural relativity, and ethnocentrism. Selects specific geographic culture areas for case studies.
Anthropology ANTH 360 Culture and the Environment This course explores the interplay between culture and the environment by examining both ethnographic accounts from around the world and archeological materials from the last 14,000 years. Special attention is paid to the changing cultural view of the environment over the last two centuries.
Anthropology ANTH 363 Sacred Traditions of the East This course introduces the student to sacred traditions of Asia: Hinduism, Buddhism and Confucianism. It will attempt a historical-comparative investigation of these traditions. It will emphasize the practice and philosophical underpinnings of these traditions, as well as the interplay between integration of the folk or popular aspects and the abstracts or esoteric.
Anthropology ANTH 365 Family and Kinship The course investigates the concepts of family and kinship from an anthropological perspective. It looks at the family as a critical and contradictory location at the intersection of global and transnational forces. Using anthropological concepts such as status and role, it will explore changing gender relationships, sexual expression, parenting and aging.
Anthropology ANTH 410 Cultural Theory Explores controversial issues and questions, such as sociobiology and what it means to be human, as they have been and are being studied by those concerned with human origins and development. Reviews major thinkers in the history and theory of anthropology, including modernists and postmodernists.
Arabic ARBC 471 Arabic Civilization Presents an integrated approach in Arabic to the civilization, culture, history, and literature specific to the areas in which the language is spoken, with emphasis on the development and evaluation of cultural values.
Biological Sciences BIO 412 Biology of Aging Discusses ageing at the organismal, organ, cellular, and molecular levels. Discussions include chronological verses biological aging, normal and abnormal human physiology of aging, current theories of aging, the effect of caloric restriction on aging, and the molecular mechanisms that underlie normal and abnormal aging.
Biological Sciences BIO 444 Human Genetics Covers the fundamentals and principles of genetics with an emphasis on their relevance to human genetics and disease. Topics include human genetic disorders, pedigree analysis and genetic testing, cytogenetics, epigenetics, genetics if cancer, gene therapy, stem cell research, human genomics and biotechnology.
Communication COM 101 Human Communication This course explores the elements of basic human communication - what does it mean to communicate? What makes communication good or bad? What is the nature of verbal and non-verbal messages? What does it mean to communicate in a group? How does culture affect communication?
Communication COM 210 Theory and Models of Communication Surveys historical and contemporary attempts to understand the process of human communication, using examples from the literature of interpersonal, group, organizational, and mass communication.
Communication COM 220 Qualitative Research Methods This course provides a detailed investigation of the nature, application, analysis and write up of qualitative research in communication and the social sciences, including such topics as ethnography, in-depth interviews, focus groups, participant observation, and narrative analysis.
Communication COM 240 New Technologies In Commununication Provides an overview and survey of the changes taking place in the technologies of information production, distribution, storage, and display, including the interaction of these changes with legal, social, cultural, and communications systems.
Communication COM 310 Dynamics of Interpersonal Com This course provides the student with a more thorough understanding of the communication dynamics between individuals. By reviewing scholarly writing on the subject and performing direct observations and analyses, students will acquire an appreciation of the complexities of interpersonal communication and enhanced communication skills.
Communication COM 342 English Worldwide This course provides an overview of the spread of English globally, by examining English as a language of trade, diplomacy, and education, as well as its status as an aesthetic and market force. For a final project, students research how English is utilized for social, economic, and political purposes in a single area of the world.
Communication COM 345 Intercultural Communication This course introduces students to the theory and practice of intercultural communication. Drawing from traditions in anthropology and communication, intercultural communication is the study of the effect of differing cultural norms and beliefs upon communication between speakers. Through a wide range of readings, journal writing assignments, and participative and experiential activities, students will develop both their understanding of and skills in inter-cultural communication.
Communication COM 355 Ethnography of Communication Examines theories and methods of qualitative language and communication studies. Topics include story telling, greetings, gossip, self-presentation in talk, language of ritual and religion, men and women's roles in communication, and communicative events and competence. Case student in literature will be analyzed and will form a basis for the students' own ethnographic fieldwork.
Communication COM 360 International Communication Examines the political, cultural, technological, and economic processes and effects of international communication flow.
Communication COM 361 International Public Relations The course is designed give students a comprehensive overview of international issues in PR including such areas as: history and evolution of the field of international PR; image-formation and image-changes process; PR in war and conflict; as well as effect of different political and legal systems on the field of public relations.
Communication COM 362 International Negotiations This course is designed to give students a comprehensive overview of the field including different theoretical points of view on the process of international negotiations; the role of perceptions in this process; the role of internal politics and cultural variables in the process of international negotiations.
Communication COM 385 Media Effects Some people believe that the mass media rule our lives, making us fat, violent, sexist, etc. Some think that media are irrelevant. Of course these arguments are extreme and simplifications. In this course, we ask: What are the facts regarding media effects research?
Communication COM 390 Global Journalism Explores the issues facing journalists covering foreign affairs. Students will research and write news stories on issues of global import and will examine the work of foreign correspondents from historical and critical perspectives.
Criminal Justice CJ 274 Sex,Violence & Crime-Internet This course explores how offenders are adopting computers to commit traditional crimes in a hi-tech manner. Specific attention will be paid to how the Internet has affected the structure of hate groups and the child pornography and sexual predator subcultures. Cyber-stalking and online harassment will also be examined.
Criminal Justice CJ 275 Issues in Domestic Violence Domestic Violence is a major public health problem. This course will describe DV in the context of multiple response systems including health care, police, advocacy, and criminal justice. We will explore how DV affects men, women and children and examine societal conditions that allow DV to occur and continue.
Criminal Justice CJ 280 Communities and Crime This course is an examination of classical and contemporary theories of the social ecology of communities and how this social ecology relates to crime. Further, we will explore the impact of community development activities on crime outcomes in neighborhoods. We will examine the importance of race and class in forging effective community based development models. Lastly, we will examine specific community based solutions to crime and disorder problems.
Criminal Justice CJ 376 Sentencing: The History, Necessity and Morality of Punishment in America The course is an exploration of punishment, its various philosophies, theories and approaches. The costs and outcomes of incarceration as well as alternatives will be examined as well as disparities regarding age, gender, race in our sentencing. A review of the ultimate sanction, the death penalty will complete the course.
English ENGL 201 Renaissance to the Enlightenment A survey of Western literature from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment, focusing on works by Cervantes, Erasmus, Rabelais, Petrarch, Voltaire, Rousseau, Swift and Pope.
English ENGL 202 Romanticim to Modernism A survey of Western literature of the 19th and 20th centurie centuries focusing on the major periods of Romanticism (Blake, Coleridge and Keats), Realism (Balzac and Ibsen), and Modernism (Kafka, Borges and Woolf). This is a writing intensive course.
English ENGL 203 Post-Colonial Lit I A survey of nonwestern literatures produced before the modern era in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, representing the more important periods and genres. This is a writing intensive course.
English ENGL 204 Post-Colonial Lit II A survey of nonwestern literatures written in the 20th century by writers from Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, and focusing on the effects of social, aesthetic and contemporary events on artistic creation.
English ENGL 207 African American Literature Introduces students to African-American Literature, from the mid-18th century to the present. Provides a basic understanding of social, political and cultural influences and an awareness of the African-American literary tradition. This is a writing intensive course.
English ENGL 211 British Literature I A historical survey of British literature from its beginning to the end of the eighteenth century. Students will read texts selected to represent major authors, forms and thematic material that illustrates the development of English literature through the medieval, Renaissance, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries This is a writing intensive course.
English ENGL 212 British Literature II A historical survey of British literature form the turn of the nineteenth century to the present; students will read texts selected to represent major authors, forms and thematic material of the Romantic, Victorian and modern periods.
English ENGL 325 Topics in World Literature A variable topics course which focuses on a particular national or regional literature within its cultural, historical and political contexts (i.e., African Literature; French Literature; Latin American Literature). May be repeated for credit.
English ENGL 325-002 Carribean Literature A variable topics course which focuses on a particular national or regional literature within its cultural, historical and political contexts (i.e., African Literature; French Literature; Latin American Literature). May be repeated for credit.
English ENGL 325-003 South Asian Literature A variable topics course which focuses on a particular national or regional literature within its cultural, historical and political contexts (i.e., African Literature; French Literature; Latin American Literature). May be repeated for credit.
English ENGL 345 American Ethnic Literature A variable topics course which studies the literature of one or more of the United States ethnic populations within their historical and cultural contexts. May be repeated for credit.
English ENGL 350 Jewish Lit and Civilization Focuses on the Jewish Bible, a classic literary document of Western civilization, deemed by many people of the world as fundamental to their religion; stresses aspects of cultural diversity and awareness.
English ENGL 355 Women and Literature This course focuses on literature written by, and/or about women and considers issues relating to women's place in literary history. May be repeated for credit. This is a writing intensive course.
English ENGL 360-001 Queer Rhetorics Exploring the history of the Queer political cultural agenda.
English ENGL 365 Topics in African Amer Lit A variable topics course designed to further develop the ideas first presented in the African American Lit survey by exploring, in much more depth, significant authors, periods, and genres within the African American literary and cultural tradition. Topics include Science and Technology in African American Lit; the Slave Narrative; and Black Travel Writing.
English ENGL 492 Seminar in World Literature An advanced course with variable topics in World Literature stressing textual analysis, cultural and historical contexts and research; provides students with intensive preparations for advanced and professional studies.
French FREN 371 Spec St French Civ & Cult Presents an integrated approach in French to the civilization, culture, history, and literature specific to the areas in which the language is spoken, with emphasis on the development and evaluation of cultural values. Offered as needed.
German GER 371 Spec St German Civ & Cult Presents an integrated approach in German to the civilization, culture, history, and literature specific to the areas in which the language is spoken, with emphasis on the development and evaluation of cultural values. Offered as needed.
Greek GREC 212 Intro to Greek Folklore Greek folklore developed when the Greek nation was born. Using folklore, Greeks try to preserve their traditions and define their cultural identity. The class explores majors folklore topics and interpretive techniques. It provides examples and analyses.
Greek Studies GREC 225 Introduction to Greek Music & Dance This course studies Greek music and dance historically by a) exploring performance events and b) focusing on certain music and dance genres and music groups/musicians. How does music and dance help Greeks express who they are? Formal music training and the ability to read Western staff notation is not required.
Greek Studies GREC 380 ST in Greek Studies Provides topics that cover various subjects in Greek time and space, such as geography, history, economy, civilization, culture and the arts.
History HIST 140 Europe & the Modern World I Provides an introduction to the 18th and 19th centuries, including the Age of Enlightenment, the American Revolution, the French Revolution and Napoleonic era, transatlantic industrialization, liberalism and nationalism, the revolutions of 1848, the American Civil War, and the unifications of Italy and Germany.
History HIST 141 Europe & the Modern World II Examines imperialism; the rise of the United States and Japan as world powers; the spread of industrialization, democracy, and socialism; world wars; communism and fascism; and the rise of the non-West.
History HIST 161 Themes World Civ I Examines development of civilizations from antiquity to the 12th century. Views patterns of historical change through key themes and interpretive debates, including political structures; land tenure and social systems; commercial and trade relations; the development of cities, science, and technology; and religions.
History HIST 162 Themes World Civ II Provides an analysis of civilizations from the 12th century to 1815 viewed through key themes and interpretive debates, including the development of the nation-state, interaction between civilizations, the concept of cultural unity, religious upheaval, disease and science, the relationship between culture and politics, and the nature of revolutions.
History HIST 163 Themes World Civilization III Explores the emergence of modern civilization through key themes and interpretive debates, including industrialization, imperialism, science and technology, ideological debate, the nature of modern warfare, the relationship between nationalism and the state, and the emergence of state-sponsored racism.
History HIST 203 US History since 1900 Examines America as economic giant, world political power, and scene of social change.
History HIST 209 US and Central America Covers the history of relations between the United States and the nations of Central America.
History HIST 214 US Civil Rights Movement Examines the origins, objectives, successes and failures of the Civil Rights movement in the United States between 1954 and 1972.
History HIST 215 American Slavery This course if a rigorous examination of slavery and its representation in the United States. Using primary and secondary resources, art, literature and film clips; the relationship between history and memory and the impact of the social, political, and gendered imagination are investigated.
History HIST 216 Freedom in America This course examines African-American history, 1865 to the present, and explores the impact of gender and sexuality in history. Specifically, comparing primary and secondary sources in order to critique how history itself is manufactured and to investigate the role that sexuality and gender play on that process.
History HIST 218 Race and Film in US History This course examines the interplay between history, film and African American? pursuit of social justice and equality. Specifically, the use of films as cultural artifacts or prisms through which better understanding of the dynamics of race and racial inscription in America.
History HIST 222 Hist Work & Workers in America Examines the changing nature of work and the lives of American workers, from the origins of wage labor in the 19th century to the transformation of the workplace in the 20th.
History HIST 223 Women and Work in America Examines the historical roots of women's work in the U.S. from the Colonial period to the present, including women and unions, occupational segregation, race and ethnicity, industrialization, depression, war, and the rise of a consumer economy.
History HIST 224 Women in American History Covers the history of American women from the 1890s to the present, with emphasis on women's rights, women and technology, women's role in war, and women in the labor force in the 20th century.
History HIST 241 Modern France Discusses France since the Revolution, with emphasis on the Third and Fourth Republics. Seeks to reconcile the appearance of extreme political instability and intellectual ferment with evidence of strong economic and social conservatism.
History HIST 242 Modern Italy Covers Italy from Napoleon to the present, including risorgimento, unification, trasformismo, fascism, and the post -World War II period.
History HIST 243 Germany & World of Hitler Examines German history since 1815. Emphasizes the roots of national socialism, the world wars, and Hitler the man. Ends with the fall of East Germany, the reunification of 1990, and recent trends.
History HIST 244 20th Century Russia & USSR Examines the last years of imperial Russia, showing the background to the revolutions of 1917, followed by a study of the institutions and personalities of the USSR.
History HIST 245 England to Elizabeth, to 1558 A survey of the formation of the English people and their growth to national independence and maturity.
History HIST 246 England Elizabeth - Waterloo, 1558-1815 Covers the crisis of the English constitution, the beginnings of modern society and the Industrial Revolution, and the formation of the British Empire.
History HIST 247 Modern England, 1815-Present Examines Victorian England as the first industrial society, the course of empire through two world wars, and the challenge of the present.
History HIST 249 Modern Jewish History Explores the social, cultural, political and religious forces that have shaped world Jewry from the 18th to the 20th centuries.
History HIST 251 Fascism Provides a chronological/topical study of fascist movements and regimes in Europe between 1919 and 1945, with emphasis on Italian Fascism and German Nazism.
History HIST 252 Europe between Wars, 1919-1939 Examines Europe in the 1920s and 1930s, with emphasis on totalitarianism and the causes of World War II. Analyzes the search for peace and stability following World War I; totalitarianism in Italy, Germany, and the Soviet Union; the decline of Great Britain and France and their appeasement policies; and Nazi fascist aggression and the crises leading to World War II.
History HIST 253 Jewish Life and Culture in Middle Ages This course in an introductory survey of the history of the Jewish people, their civilization, religion, and contacts with other cultures in medieval times. Topics will include the rise of Christianity and Islam, the Talmud, Jewish mysticism, and the growth of Ashkenazic and Sephardic Jewry.
History HIST 258 Hist of Europe, 19th Century Analysis of the forces and events that define European civilization in the 19th century, from the Congress of Vienna to the origins of WW1.
History HIST 259 Hist of Europe, 20th Century Analysis of the forces and events that define European civilization in the 20th century, from the outbreak of WW1 to the present.
History HIST 263 The World and China Examines China from its origins to the present day, with emphasis on social, political, and economic institutions. Describes the influences Chinese civilization has had on other societies of the world and the influences other societies have had on China.
History HIST 264 East Asia in Modern Times Deals primarily with China and Japan, including a description of their traditional societies and the changes they have undergone during the 20th century.
History HIST 267 20th Century World I Examines movements, institutions, and personalities in the major regions of the world, from 1890 through 1939.
History HIST 268 20th Century World II Studies events in the major regions of the world since 1945 in historical perspective.
History HIST 270 Intro Latin American History Takes a thematic approach to Latin American history, examining modernization and tradition, sex roles and family honor, love and lust, dictatorship and human rights abuses, poverty and crime, terrorism and revolutionary violence. 
History HIST 271 History of Mexico Surveys themes in Mexican history from the ancient civilizations of the Mayans and Aztecs to the present, including Spanish conquest, Hapsburg and Bourbon colonial systems, independence wars, social conflict and political protest, the Reform, Maximilian's empire, economic expansion, the revolution of 1910, and revolutionary Mexico.
History HIST 272 Ancient & Colonial Mexico Surveys Mexico from the ancient Aztecs; their conquest by the spanish; three hundred years of colonialism under the Habsburg and Bourban dynasties to the 1810s. Covers role of race, class, gender and family (marriage and food).
History HIST 273 Modern Mexico Surveys Mexico from the Wars of Independence (1810's) to the present. Pays attention to changing values evident in rituals, celebrations and food.
History HIST 285 Technology in Historical Perspective Examines the causal interrelations between technological progress and developments in economic, social, intellectual, and political aspects of Western civilization from the 18th century to the present.
History HIST 286 Exploration in Technology and Gender Examines how, when, and why science and technology have become masculinized since the 12th century, producing a world without women.
History HIST 290 Technology and the World Community Examines the effect on international relations of rapid technological change in the modern era, and technology as a tool of modernization, political integration, and national security among advanced and developing states.
History HIST 298-001 Jews in the USA Provides supervised individual study of subjects in history. May be repeated for credit.
History HIST 310 Women, Crime, & History This class will examine gender, race and crime in US history. Specifically, we will explore the experience of female criminals from the colonial period to the present.
International Area Studies IAS 359 Culture and Values This course provides an in-depth comparative study of the historical, social and cultural imperatives of major world civilizations, with particular emphasis on the philosophical and cultural diversity of today's global society. It is recommended for all students interested in careers in the international field.
International Area Studies IAS 320 Building Global Bridges This course is designed to develop an understanding of international development. Students learn about the practical challenges of development work from local needs to grant writing, fund-raising, implementation strategies, and project evaluation. They study the theoretical and practical frameworks for poverty reduction and democracy development as well as the agencies involved.
International Area Studies IAS 360 ST: Iran, Then and Now This is an interdisciplinary seminar designed to give students an understanding of the modern cultural attitudes, ethical values, and sociopolitical norms of major civil-izations in a given geographical area and their relationship to one another. May be repeated for credit with a change in course topic. Required for the B.A. degree in International Area Studies.
International Area Studies IAS 390 ST: Human Trafficking This is an interdisciplinary seminar designed to give students an understanding of the modern cultural attitudes, ethical values, and sociopolitical norms of major civil-izations in a given geographical area and their relationship to one another. May be repeated for credit with a change in course topic. Required for the B.A. degree in International Area Studies.
Italian ITAL 371 Spec St Ital Civ & Cult Presents an integrated approach in Italian to the civilization, culture, history, and literature specific to the areas in which the language is spoken, with emphasis on the development and evaluation of cultural values. Offered as needed.
Judaic Studies JUDA 201 Jewish Lit & Civilization This course explores the origins of the Jewish people and their core narratives and beliefs that have become the foundations of Jewish civilization and religion, introducing the first five books of the Torah, the Jewish Bible and analyzing its influence. Major events of the Jewish lifecycle and calendar are examined.
Judaic Studies JUDA 202 Jewish Life & Culture in Middle Ages This course is an introductory survey of the history of the Jewish people, their civilization, religion and contacts with other cultures in medieval times. Topics will include the rise of Christianity and Islam, the Talmud, Jewish mysticism and the growth of Ashkenazic and Sephardic Jewry.
Judaic Studies JUDA 203 Modern Jewish History This course is an exploration of the social, cultural, political and religious forces that have shaped Jewry the world over from the 18th to the 20th centuries. Topics will include Emancipation and Enlightenment, modern religious movements, socialism, Hebrew and Yiddish literature, the Holocaust, Zionism and the state of Israel.
Linguistics LING 102 Language and Society Develops understanding of how language is involved with relations of class, ethnicity, gender and aesthetics in society. The course covers the social investigation of language use, politeness in languages, different varieties of English dialects, slang, and rap, bilingualism and languages in immigrant communities, and language planning.
Philosophy PHIL 101 Introduction to Western Philosophy Introduces the main methods and aims of Western Philosophy, involving the study of problems central to metaphysics, theory of knowledge, and ethics. Offered every quarter.
Philosophy PHIL 102 Introduction to Eastern Philosophy Introduction to the main topics of study in Buddhist, Hindu and other systems of Eastern thought.
Philosophy PHIL 210 Philosophy of Sport Studies theories about philosophical issues arising in sport, in areas including its personal, social, aesthetic, and political dimensions.
Philosophy PHIL 212 Ancient Philosophy Studies central works that have shaped Western Philosophy and culture from Classical times through the Renaissance and Reformation.
Philosophy PHIL 214 Modern Philosophy Studies central works that have shaped Western Philosophy and culture from the Renaissance through the late Nineteenth Century.
Philosophy PHIL 215 Contemporary Philosophy Studies central works that have had important impacts upon Western Philosophy and culture from the Twentieth Century through the present.
Philosophy PHIL 241 Social and Political Philosophy Studies theories about human social and political life that bear on philosophical issues such as the nature and scope of justice, the legitimacy of states, and the relationship between democracy, civil rights, and civil disobedience.
Philosophy PHIL 251 Ethics Studies theories about human conduct which bear upon the rightness and wrongness of actions, and the goodness and badness of ends, including the nature, scope, purposes, and varieties of moral and ethical theories.
Philosophy PHIL 330 Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice Studies ethical issues in the policies and practices of criminal justice, and theories that bear upon issues such as the relationship of law to justice, the definition of crime, the use of deception and coercion in law enforcement, and the purposes and varieties of criminal punishment.
Philosophy PHIL 335 Global Ethical Issues Offers an introduction to the ethical tensions of our age, globally construed. May address such issues as terrorism, genocide, religious exclusivism, nuclear proliferation, the regulation of the Internet, as well as culturally competing notions of right and wrong, and good and bad.
Philosophy PHIL 341 Philosophy and the Environment Studies ecological issues from a philosophical standpoint stressing the implications of scientific and technological developments as they affect people's lives and choices.
Philosophy PHIL 385 Philosophy of Law This course addresses philosophical issues in the law. Topics include the meaning of "law," the nature and logic of legal (in contrast to moral) concepts and principles, and competing conceptions of law (Natural Law, Positivism, Realism, Rights-Based, etc.). Authors may include Plato, Mill, Rawls, Hart, Dworkin and others.
Philosophy PHIL 391 Philosophy of Religion Studies various aspects of religious belief and experience from a philosophical standpoint, considering issues such as the definition and existence of God, the nature and course of evil, and the relationship between faith and reason in a religious life.
Philosophy PHIL 475 ST: Philosophy of John Rawls For more information on this course, please contact the department.
Philosophy PHIL 475 ST: Philosophy of War For more information on this course, please contact the department.
Physics PHYS 137 Issues in Science and Religion This survey course examines the interconnections and differences of science and religion, including topics as Cosmology, Human Origins, Prayer and Consciousness. Fundamental to the exploration of these theories are the examination of the historical, philosophical, psychological and sociological implications of these topics for society.
Political Science PSCI 100 Introduction to Political Science Studies the political process, which determines who gets what, when, and how in society.
Political Science PSCI 140 Intro Comp Political Analysis Examines methods used to compare state political systems with respect to world order values in varying geographic and cultural settings.
Political Science PSCI 150 International Politics Analyzes nation-states in their external relations, including the interaction of the great powers with each other and with emerging areas.
Political Science PSCI 211 American Government II Provides a structural analysis of selected social, economic, and political institutions at various levels of government in the American political system.
Political Science PSCI 255 International Political Economics Analyzes the contradiction between the political-military world and the newly emerging trading world, and its impact on future global political systems.
Political Science PSCI 270 Problems of Individual Liberty and Government Authority Examines the relationship between personal freedom and a just society from a variety of perspectives, all of which are designed to serve as an introduction to history and politics.
Political Science PSCI 323 Comparative Political Thought Studies modern political thinkers from African, Asian, Latin American, and other traditions of political thought. Uses a textual and conceptual emphasis, but also considers the political movements and social practices that have embraced or given birth to the works of the selected authors.
Political Science PSCI 327 Democratic Theory Examines the works of various classical and contemporary thinkers on the nature, justification, and practice of democracy. Emphasizes matters of liberty, equality, participation, and social choice.
Political Science PSCI 329 Theories of Justice Examines the nature and realization of justice in modern societies, with special attention to contemporary questions of civil rights.
Political Science PSCI 330 Public Opinion & Propaganda Examines public opinion and propaganda from a variety of perspectives, including the process of opinion formations and change and its role in the development of public policy and methods of measurement and analysis of public opinion.
Political Science PSCI 340 Politics of Developing Nations Analyzes problems of political and economic development (modernization) in the Third World, with the focus on Africa.
Political Science PSCI 344 Introduction to 20th Century Middle East An introduction to the major historical events and political issues that define the region of the Middle East in the 20th century, including Zionism, Arab nationalism, Islamic fundamentalism, and the war on terror.
Political Science PSCI 345 Compar Politics Middle East Introduces students to political issues and challenges that face Middle Eastern men and women and deepens their understanding of comparative politics in non-Western cultures and nations. Analyzes such common problems as nationalism, religion, and state/society relations, then examines in depth four countries representing various regimes. Assumes some familiarity with Middle Eastern history and concentrates primarily on contemporary politics and political economy.
Political Science PSCI 351 International Organizations The goal of this course is to present an overview of the nature and function of international organization in world politics. The role of the United Nations and its agencies are highlighted, but other organizations are considers. Students gain an understanding of how international life is structured through theses institutions.
Political Science PSCI 352 Ethics and International Relations Are ethics relevant in world politics, or are power and survival the only concerns? This course considers the main moral issues facing the international community. Topics include the "just war" tradition, human rights, humanitarian intervention, and what rich countries owe the poor.
Political Science PSCI 353 International Human Rights This course examines the origin of the international human rights movement after World War II, and discuss key issues confronting the international community today. These include genocide, political repression, the rights of women, and religious and cultural minorities. It also considers the moral basis of the rights ideal.
Political Science PSCI 354 US & the Third World Analyzes American foreign policy since 1945 with particular emphasis on the United States rise to power as the major influence in the developing world of Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.
Political Science PSCI 357 The European Union This course combines an introduction to the history and institutions of the European Union with a special analysis of EU enlargement and institutional reform.
Political Science PSCI 358 Political Economy of Japan Examines Japanese political economy on a global scale, focusing on her economic and trade relations with the United States, the Soviet Union, China, and Western Europe.
Political Science PSCI 363 Constitutional Law II Examines protections for civil liberties afforded by the First Amendment of the Constitution, specifically those related to speech, the press, religion, and assembly.
Political Science PSCI 364 Constitutional Law III Examines Constitutional civil rights claims arising under the Fourteenth Amendment equal protection and due process guarantees. Focuses on claims concerning discrimination on the basis of race, gender, and sexual orientation, as well as those asserted under an individual right to privacy in matters of reproductive rights, sexual conduct, and end of life decisions.
Political Science PSCI 367 International Law Examines the legal norms, codes resolutions, treaties conventions, court decisions, customs and other sources that comprised international law. Provides analysis of applications, especialy in Europe.
Political Science PSCI 372 City in US Political Develpment Course examines the role of the American city in the larger project of state-building. Topics covered include the changing functions of cities over American history; the role of cities in national political coalitions; and the construction of ethnic, racial, and class identities as a process or urbanization.
Political Science PSCI 374 Politics of Sport The material in this course comes from a variety of disciplines and schools of thought with political science serving as an overarching framework. Issues covered include ethnicity, gender, race, nationalism, globalism, economics, and class.
Psychology PSY 150 Introduction to Social Psychology Examines theoretical and research findings in personal experiences of interacting with others in family and group settings, and with society in general.
Psychology PSY 222 Psych Probs Modern Youth Examines psychological problem areas frequently encountered by young adults in today's society, including identity crisis, family conflict, the new sexuality, drugs, and the search for intimacy.
Psychology PSY 225 Child Psychopathology This class will focus on the symptoms, etiology, and primary methods of treating common psychological disorders and problems of children and adolescence. The course will focus on diagnosis; assessment; specific therapeutic treatments; ethical issues; and gender, cultural, and developmental differences in symptoms, diagnosis, and response to treatment.
Psychology PSY 242 Psychology of Disability Psychological and social consequences of physical disability for the disabled person and his or her family and social network. Emphasis on disabilities of the sensory and nervous systems.
Psychology PSY 244 Culture and Personality Influence of culture on personality formation and the relations of cultural modes to perception, cognition, and other psychological processes.
Psychology PSY 252 Death and Dying Explores death and dying from various perspectives, including the philosophical, psychological, sociocultural, and personal.
Psychology PSY 254 Psychology of Sexual Behavior Examines psychology of the individual coping with the sexual aspects of life.
Psychology PSY 356 Women's Health Psychology Explores the major psychological and behavioral factors influencing health and illness among women. Topics, such as lifecycle challenges (PMS and reproductive health), chronic diseases, and new directions in health promotion are addressed.
Sociology SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology Examines principles underlying human interaction in simple technological societies, including learning and development of social roles; development and meaning of culture and social organizations; and special institutions in the society, such as the family, class structure, and power structure.
Sociology SOC 115 Social Problems Examines conceptions and misconceptions regarding the causes and cures for social problems such as unemployment, urban decline, crime, health care, and discrimination.
Sociology SOC 125 Sociology of the Aging Introduces the multidisciplinary scientific study of the causes and consequences of aging, its history, methods of research, major theoretical approaches, and empirical findings.
Sociology SOC 137 Issues in Science and Religion This survey course examines the interconnections and differences of science and religion, including the scientific and religious theories of such topics as Cosmology, Human Origins, Prayer and Consciousness. Fundamental to the exploration of these theories are the examination of the historical, philosophical, psychological and sociological implications of these topics for society.
Sociology SOC 150 Sex and Society This course examines how sexualities are socially produced and re-produced. Topics of study include gender and sexuality; changing social meanings of variant sexual orientations and practices; the effect of birth-control technologies, sexually transmitted infections and sexual violence on sexual norms; the commodification of sex and the social control of sex.
Sociology SOC 210 Race and Ethnic Relations Examines practical ongoing or proposed reforms for local, national, and global problems. Assesses realistic techniques for countering prejudice, tension, discrimination, and backlash.
Sociology SOC 215 Industrial Sociology Provides "practical wisdom" in recognizing, analyzing, and anticipating psychological, sociological, technological, and economic changes of work systems.
Sociology SOC 225 Tech & Aging Ind Socs Technological developments bring change to the elderly in industrial societies. The course explores redefinitions of aging, shifts in work and retirement goals, health care and service delivery impacts and network needs in a comparative perspective using the United States, Great Britain, Denmark and Yugoslavia as examples.
Sociology SOC 230 Women & Men-Changing Soc Explores the status and roles of modern women and men, with emphasis on changes in family relationships, career options, and lifestyle alternatives.
Sociology SOC 240 Urban Sociology Provides an overview of the contemporary process of urban change and of key problems and policy issues. Concentrates on five concerns: the evolution of urban economics; life and culture in the city today; race, ethnicity, gender, and class of urban populations; urban politics and social forces; and new directions in urban development.
Sociology SOC 270 Theory of Applied and Community Sociology Introduces the theory and methods of participatory research, focusing on exemplary case studies. The roots of participatory sociology in liberation theology, feminism, and Deweyian pragmatism are presented.
Sociology SOC 274 Sex, Violence & Crime on the Internet This course explores how offenders are adopting computers to commit traditional crimes in a hi-tech manner. Specific attention will be paid to how the Internet has affected the structure of hate groups and the child pornography and sexual predator subcultures. Cyber-stalking and online harassment will also be examined.
Sociology SOC 275 Issues in Domestic Violence Domestic Violence is a major public health problem. This course will describe DV in the context of multiple response systems including health care, police, advocacy, and criminal justice. We will explore how DV affects men, women and children and examine societal conditions that allow DV to occur and continue.
Sociology SOC 311 Topics in Sociology of Religion Examines the sociological basis of religion, religious thought and movements as well as the organization and social function of religion on social institutions and groups.
Sociology SOC 330 Dev Nations/Intnt'l Div Labor Focuses on the ways in which the international economy affects the class structure, politics, and development of developing nations. Focuses particularly on multinational corporations and on the successes and failures of import-substitution and export-oriented industrialization programs.
Sociology SOC 340 Globalization This course investigates the casual factors for the emergence of what is known as globalization, global economy, global village, etc.  It covers the effects of global changes on national political systems, on ecology and on local cultures.  The role of the US and reactions to the new world order will also be considered.
Sociology SOC 376 Sentencing: The History, Necessity and Morality of Punishment in America The course is an exploration of punishment, its various philosophies, theories and approaches. The costs and outcomes of incarceration as well as alternatives will be examined as well as disparities regarding age, gender, race in our sentencing. A review of the ultimate sanction, the death penalty will complete the course.
Spanish SPAN 371 Spec St Spanish Civil & Cult Presents an integrated approach in Spanish to the civilization, culture, history, and literature specific to the areas in which the language is spoken, with emphasis on the development and evaluation of cultural values. Offered as needed.
Women's Studies WMST 240 Women/Society Global Context Studies women in a global society with one major area covered during each offering.  Offered each year to accommodate one major world area.
Women's Studies WMST 250 African American Herstories Students gain insights into three distinct historical periods of African American (American) History and a cross section of African American life through the reading, analysis, and discussion of selected African American women's autobiographies.
Women's Studies WMST 275 Women’s Health and Human Rights This course explores the relationships between women's health and human rights under political and socially constructed influences. Health and well being are intricately associated with fundamental rights. We will conduct a comprehensive overview of women's health by engaging in lectures, class discussions, readings, journaling, group work, interviews and in-class activities.
Women's Studies WMST 280-002 ST: Women Arab Writers Gives students an opportunity to apply the interdisciplinary methodology of women's studies to a focused topic.  Topics to be announced.  May be repeated for credit.
Women's Studies WMST 308 Queer Theory In an attempt to theorize the meaning of "queer" (and, in turn, its counterparts - "normal" and "straight") and to articulate what "queer theory" is/does, this course will examine major attempts to challenge the concept of "normal" and explicate the meaning and use of the concept "queer".
Women's Studies WMST 320 Masculinities An exploration of how masculinity is lived its multiple forms, traditional and alternative, in contemporary Western society. This course aims to arrive at a theory of masculinity – what does it mean to be “masculine”?.

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COLLEGE OF NURSING & HEALTH PROFESSIONS

NURSING & HEALTH PROFESSIONS Behavioral Health Counseling BACS 100 Life-Span Human Development This course introduces students to the physical, cognitive and psychological aspects of human development from birth through advanced old age. Topics include: environmental influences, perception, gender roles and sexuality, spirituality, motivation, life styles, and psychiatric disorders.
Behavioral Health Counseling BACS 255 Multicultural Counseling This course provides didactic information for use in the development of awareness and skills necessary for effective therapeutic relationships with clients of diverse cultural backgrounds.
Behavioral Health Counseling BACS 368 Addictions Counsel w/ Spec Pop This course involves the student in examinations of challenges for addictions counselors in working with frequently underserved populations represented by adolescents and elderly persons. Effective approaches to assessing and treating both youthful and older adult individuals with addiction disorders are explored and defined.
Pathway to Health Professions HSCI 313 Clinical Trials Protocols Students learn to design and implement a clinical trial protocol. Topics include experimental design, research team member roles and management of clinical trials. Special research techniques for special populations are considered. Means of preventing scientific misconduct through proper monitoring are discussed.
Health Services Administration HSAD 312 Development of World Health Care This course examines a broad overview of the ongoing development of health-care policies, availability, and philosophy in a cross-section of countries by means of detailed case studies to examine both common and unique challenges and solutions, as well as global responses, to crises, such as plagues, epidemics, and natural disasters.
Health Services Administration HSAD 316 Health Care across Cultures Living in a pluralistic society poses many challenges and opportunities. This course examines the impact of cultural upon health-care decision. Concepts such as "health," "illness," "culture," "ethnicity," will be analyzed. Traditional and alternative approaches to the delivery of health care will be addressed.
Health Services Administration HSAD 317 Religious Views on Health Care Addresses the impact of a person's religious beliefs on the need for and delivery of health care. Specific issues will be discussed.
Health Services Administration HSAD 318 Health & Vulnerable Populations Vulnerable populations, those with special needs for or barriers to care, have a significant impact upon health care, both in terms of meaning and delivery. This course looks at the meaning of health through the eyes of various distinct vulnerable populations.
Health Services Administration HSAD 319 Women and the Health Professions This course explores women's early and controversial roles as health-care providers, the influence of government and the church on women, and key contributions by women in the health professions.
Health Services Administration HSAD 323 Health Services and the Elderly This course covers a broad spectrum of health-care issues and concerns facing today's elderly, such as health-care coverage, living arrangements, acute and long-term-illness management, enhanced quality of life issues, and gender-specific health concerns.
Health Services Administration HSAD 328 Health Care for Diverse Groups Examines the administration of health services and special needs to different subpopulations classified according to gender, ethnicity, race, weight (the obese), and sexual orientation.
Health Services Administration HSAD 336 Urban Health Care Using an ecological model to analyze the special needs and issues in urban health care, students will examine the people, place, and politics of an urban area to assess the delivery and quality of health care and will complete an analysis of a real and current urban health-care-delivery problem, including solutions.
BS in Nursing, Co-op Program
ACE BS in Nursing
RN BSN Completion Program
Accelerated BSN/RN/MSN Prog
NURS 102 Health Promotion, Teaching and Self Care Introduces self-care behaviors for optimal health and professional nursing practice. Focuses on interdisciplinary health and disease-prevention principles including objectives of Healthy People 2010. Examines principles of health teaching and intervention with individuals, families and groups. A web-enhanced module on medical terminology prepares students for coop experiences and clinical nursing courses. Some or all pre-requisites may be taken as either a pre-requisite or co-requisite. Please see the department for more information.
RN BSN Completion Program
Accelerated BSN/RN/MSN Prog
NURS 300 Comprehensive Adult Nursing I This course will focus on the development of selected competencies for nursing care assessment and management of adults with predictable human responses to specific system alterations.
BS in Nursing, Co-op Program
RN BSN Completion Program
Accelerated BSN/RN/MSN Prog
NURS 303 Women's Health Nursing This course focuses on the development of competencies for the nursing care management of child-bearing families and health problems/concerns that affect women. The course will also emphasize the nurse's role in health assessment, health promotion, and promotion of adaptive processes for the maternity patient and the promotion of women's health in general. Sociocultural, economic, political, and ethical factors that impact on health promotion, disease prevention, and risk reduction for the childbearing family and women in general are examined. Selected women's health clinical settings will be utilized for clinical practice.
BS in Nursing, Co-op Program
RN BSN Completion
Accelerated BSN/RN/MSN Prog
NURS 308 Mental Health Nursing This course focuses on the development of competencies necessary for the practice of mental health nursing with emphasis on the use of self in relationships with patients and health team members. An understanding of the brain-behavior connection and the importance of the therapeutic nurse-patient relationship will provide the framework for exploring factors which contribute to stress, maladaptive behaviors and mental illness. Cross-cultural aspects of mental health and appropriate culturally relevant interventions will also be emphasized. Selected inpatient and outpatient mental health settings and agencies will be utilized for clinical practice.
BS in Nursing, Co-op Program
RN BSN Completion Program
Accelerated BSN/RN/MSN Prog
NURS 325 Critical Issues in Nursing Critical Issues in Shaping Nursing. The health care system has undergone dramatic shifts, driven by changing economic; demographic; and technological forces. This course explores the impact of these forces on healthcare delivery, and concerns relating to ethical, legal and social issues that influence nursing practice.
BS in Nursing, Co-op Program
RN BSN Completion
Accelerated BSN/RN/MSN Prog
NURS 337 Genetics in Nursing and Health This course will discuss the implications of the Human Genome Project and how to apply genetic knowledge to patient knowledge to patient care in the following ways: identifying those in need of further genetic testing, offering genetic information, recording genetic information, referring patients and families for further genetic information and evaluation, support informed choice regarding health decisions, advocacy for privacy, confidentiality, and non-discrimination with regard to genetic information, and participate in management of patients with genetic conditions. The ethical consideration as they relate to genetics will also be explored. This is a writing intensive course.
BS in Nursing, Co-op Program
RN BSN Completion
Accelerated BSN/RN/MSN Prog
NURS 346 Health Assessment Health Assessment and Promotion for Diverse Vulnerable Populations. This course is designed to assist professional nurses in developing interviewing skills, physical assessment techniques, and preventive health interventions when working diverse and vulnerable populations.
BS in Nursing, Co-op Program
RN BSN Completion
Accelerated BSN/RN/MSN Prog
NURS 370 Issues in Aging and Longevity Issues in Aging and Longevity. This course focuses on current issues in promoting longevity with healthy aging. Current biopsychosocial theories on aging are explored. The multidisciplinary needs of older adults, including relationship challenges, are addressed.
BS in Nursing, Co-op Program
RN BSN Completion
Accelerated BSN/RN/MSN Prog
NURS 375 Nurses Building a Healthy Comm Nurses Building a Healthy Community. This course focuses on the professional role of the community public health nurse working collaboratively to build a health community. The role of nurses is explored by their actions with aggregate population, community partners, and other health providers.
BS in Nursing, Co-op Program
RN BSN Completion
Accelerated BSN/RN/MSN Prog
NURS 403 Community Public Health Nursing The focus of this course if the professional nurse's role in working with aggregates in the commumity. The student will first reexamine the principles of health promotion as they form the bases for effective community health nursing practice. The student will then explore the role of the community health nurse working collaboratively with the community as part of an interdisciplinary team. Grounded in systems theory and informed by the concepts and principles of community health nursing, public health nursing, wellness, health promotion, and national goals, the student works with aggregates in the community setting. An introduction to conceptual frameworks that guide community-based, population-focused practice and research is included in both the classroom and clinical portions of the course. The student uses skills in community assessment, program planning and practice interventions in helping identified populations within the community maintain their optimum level of health. Selected measure for evaluating outcomes of community health nursing programs are discussed.
BS in Nursing, Co-op Program
RN BSN Completion
Accelerated BSN/RN/MSN Prog
NURS 450 Contemporary Gerontological Nursing This course will focus on the nursing management of older adults. Contemporary theories of gerontology, theories of aging, physiological/psychological functioning, impact of developmental changes, illness, and dysfunction will be emphasized. The geriatric patient will be examined at various levels -- healthy older adult, older adult at risk, the older adult experiencing acute and chronic illness. Students' clinical experiences will be in home health agencies, transitional, and long-term facilities.
BS in Nursing, Co-op Program
RN BSN Completion
Accelerated BSN/RN/MSN Prog
NURS 460 Global Health & Policy Issues Global Health and Policy Issues. This course is an overview of global health issues. Emphasis will be places on understudy of health policy development related to global health issues, healthcare systems, and its effect on selected population.
BS in Nursing, Co-op Program
RN BSN Completion
Accelerated BSN/RN/MSN Prog
NURS 481 Issues & Resolutions in End of Life Care Promotes understanding of complexities associated with care of clients and families across the lifespan at end-of-life. Explores nursing management of individuals and families facing end-of-life care and decisions. Emphasis on evidenced-based practice in legal, ethical and professional decision-making framework. Conforms with AACN/ELNEC model.
BS in Nursing, Co-op Program
RN BSN Completion
Accelerated BSN/RN/MSN Prog
NURS 482 Cultural Dimensions of Nursing Care The focus of this course will be on strategies for providing culturally competent nursing care in a multicultural society. Emphasis is placed on evidence-based nursing practice within a framework of ethical, legal, and professional decision making.
Nutrition and Foods NFS 345 Foods and Nutrition of World Cultures Provides an understanding of the diversity of cultural food choices and their nutritional implications. Includes an emphasis on cultural groups in the United States and methods to provide nutrition education to culturally diverse groups. This is a writing intensive course.
Nutrition and Foods NFS 391 Community Nutrition Studies nutrition services provided by national, state, and local governments and private organizations. Discusses nutritional needs-assessment techniques and program-development methods. Field trips will be made to community nutrition programs.
Nutrition and Foods NFS 446 Perspectives World Nutrit Examines world nutrition and food supply, including the nutritional status of various peoples, deficiency diseases, problems of food distribution, and other timely subjects.

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SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

EDUCATION Educational Policy EDPO 636 Access and Equity Issues in Educational Policies and Policy-Making Researched and studied is the myriad of phenomenon that can deny individuals full access to an education, whether at the basic or higher education levels and across jurisdictional contexts. Critical analysis of past and present educational policies and the attempts to implement themreveal how legislators and educators have attempted to insure access and equity.  A chosen issue in access and equity is researched and projections are made about how policy-makers mightaddress it.
Higher Education EDHE 669 Diversity in Higher Education This course examines research on issues of race, class, gender and disability in education in historical and contemporary contexts; emphasizes evidence-based data analysis, specifically qualitative analysis of data; introduces qualitative analysis of data, assumptions, designs, collection, analysis, and research ethics.
Higher Education EDHE 664 Strategies for Educational Success Examines research on historical and contemporary responses to inequality in education; includes multicultural education, culture of poverty, single race/sex schools; addresses new trends and strategies affecting equity in education, including immigrants, sexual identity, age, gender, organizations, developmental education, and special needs learners (i.e older adult learners and students with disabilities).
Teacher Education EDUC 216 Diversity and Today's Teacher This course explores major issues related to the increasing diversity of students in elementary and secondary classrooms in the United States. The multifaceted challenges of teaching heterogeneous student populations.
Teacher Education EDUC 244 Inclusionary Practices for Exceptional Students This course will introduce how to manage instruction for students with diverse learning and behavioral profiles in the inclusive classroom. I t will address curricular, instructional, environmental adaptations/modifications and the use of technology to address students' needs. Other topics explored include; collaboration, co-teaching and practical/philosophical approaches to inclusion.
Teacher Education EDUC 411 Family and Community Partnerships This course focuses on the process of family assessment and intervention, issues of family and professional collaboration and diversity, and methods of promoting adult communication and management strategies. It applies knowledge of socio-cultural and political contexts as they relate to the family, culture and society.
Teacher Education EDUC 608 Intercultural Learner The purpose of this course is to explore the identity and cultural backgrounds of English Language Learners (ELLs) in our schools and to discuss the impact of these backgrounds on students’ educational progress.  Although this is not a methodology course, we will address the ways in which teachers can provide an appropriate learning environment for students of other language backgrounds.  Please note:  The course is only open to certain graduate students enrolled in SoE programs.

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RICHARD C. GOODWIN COLLEGE OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES

PROFESSIONAL STUDIES
Culinary Arts CULA 240 Fundamentals of Chinese Cuisine Students will explore traditional regional prepartions with Chinese ingredients, such as beef, fowl, lamb, vegatables and various fish and seafood.
Culinary Arts CULA 300 Fundamentals of Vegetarian Cuisine Expose students to the preparation of foods and menus without the use of meat or animal products.  Emphasizes preparation techniques and speed, terminology, and plate presentation commonly used in vegertarian cooking.
Culinary Arts CULA 305 Fundamentals of Italian Cuisine Students will be presented with the philosophy of traditional Italian cooking as it is articulated in the culture of Italy.  There will be a strong emphasis on regional ingredients and recipes.  Topics include: basic menu language, terminology, preparation of various antipasti, pasta, and risotto.
Culinary Arts CULA 306 Advanced Italian Cuisine A continuation of CULA 305.  Utilizing regional Italian products, students will produce classical and traditional recipes with opportunity to further develop personal style and creativity.  Proper seasoning, handling of product, and family style and plated presentations will be emphasized. 
Culinary Arts CULA 310 Fundamentals of French Cuisine Students are introduced to French cuisine and the production of classical French dishes using contemporary techniques and ingredients. Topics include regional French influences on food, terminology and attention to detail.
Culinary Arts CULA 311 Advanced French Technique A continuation of CULA 310. In this advanced course students will study French cuisine, vocabulary and culture as it pertains to the reading, writing and preparation of recipes, menus and ingredients. Emphasis is on professional judgment and creativity.
Culinary Arts CULA 315 Fundamentals of American Cuisine Students will study traditional influences on the cooking of regional American dishes and analyze those influences through recipe preparations. The history of American foods and their preparation will be presented.
Culinary Arts CULA 335 Fundamentals of Indian Cuisine This course introduces students to the diverse cooking and cultures of India. Explores India's unique cooking methods and the varied use of herbs, spices, and condiments.
Culinary Arts CULA 405 Culture and Gastronomy I The first in a sequence of two courses devoted to the study of food and its relationship to society. Focuses on food sources and discoveries and their effects on early population growth and expansion, commerce, and trade from the Neolithic era to the 16th century.
Culinary Arts CULA 410 Culture and Gastronomy II The second in a sequence of two courses devoted to the study of food and its relationship to society. Focuses on food sources and discoveries and their effects on early population growth and expansion, commerce, and trade from the 16th century to the present.
Culinary Arts CULA 425 The Kitchen Garden This course familiarizes students with the preparation and planting of a culinary garden using organic gardening techniques. Students also study the relationships between the kitchen garden, the rise of regional food cultures, and the evolution of plant-based foods in the definition of regional and ethnic identities and cuisines. The harvested spring produce is used in menu preparations in the student operated restaurant, The Academic Bistro.
Culinary Arts CULA 426 The Kitchen Garden: Summer This course familiarizes students with the dynamics of the contemporary kitchen garden as a food source, the evolution of plant-based foods as a culinary medium and the interconnection between food production, cookery, and social responsibility. The harvested summer produce is used in summer term Culinary Arts classes.
Culinary Arts CULA 427 The Kitchen Garden: Fall This course familiarizes students with complex relationships between food sources, the ethics of harvest and food distribution, and the pursuit of flavor from a culinary arts standpoint. Alternative foods, organic foods, and diets connected to seasonality will be discussed as well as energy requirements and globalization of the food supply. The harvested fall produce is used in menu preparations in the student operated restaurant, The Academic Bistro.
General Studies GSTD 150 Intro. To World Religions This course introduces significant Eastern and Western religions. Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam are examined. Each religion is studied as a system of thought that constructs a worldview considering its origin, its sacred texts, the human condition, and the future eternity.
Hotel & Restaurant Mgmt HRM 130 Tourism I The course reviews the basic concepts and techniques in the field of tourism and tourism management. It is an introduction to the tourism industry, cost and benefits of tourism, effects on the host communities, impacts on travelers and host communities, and promotion of tourism.
Hotel & Restaurant Mgmt HRM 135 Tourism II This is the second part of introduction to tourism & travel at the freshman level. The course reviews the basic concepts in the economy of tourism, ecological constraints to tourism development, research and marketing techniques, main macroeconomic magnitudes of tourism, main outgoing and incoming destinations and the future of tourism and travel. Some or all pre-requisites may be taken as either a pre-requisite or co-requisite. Please see the department for more information.
Hotel & Restaurant Mgmt HRM 150 Customer Service This foundation course presents students with the types of services that create an ongoing bond between a company and its customers. Also, through some proven techniques, analyze relations between service delivery, pricing, branding and image creation.
Hotel & Restaurant Mgmt HRM 160 Laws of the Hospitality Ind Examines legal subjects relative to the foodservice and lodging industries including government regulations and foodservice operators, foodservice contracts, liability, patron civil rights, franchising, and bankruptcy and reorganization. Includes analysis of case studies and relevant court decisions.
Hotel & Restaurant Mgmt HRM 215 Commercial Food Production Applies culinary principles to the production of fine good in quantity. Emphasizes menu planning and management of production, food design, quality, and service. Requires service to the public. Weekly production reports are required.
Hotel & Restaurant Mgmt HRM 315 Continental/Ethnic/Reg Cuisine Must be completed prior to six-month food service co-op. Surveys the state of the art in international fine food, focusing on its roots in various ethnic traditions. Includes food preparation and tasting as an integral part of the course.
Hotel & Restaurant Mgmt HRM 345 Convention Management Provides an in-depth study of convention, corporate, and group segments of the hospitality industry.
Hotel & Restaurant Mgmt HRM 355 Resort Management This course studies the unique aspects of managing a full service destination resort in contrast to a traditional hotel operation. Students will study varied aspects of resort management including guest profiles, resort operations, report marketing and program development among other topics.
Hotel & Restaurant Mgmt HRM 365 Heritage Tourism Using the historic city of Philadelphia and its main background, this course reviews the significance and role of culture and heritage related tourist attractions. Students deal with the main issues in current research on heritage tourism while having hands-on exposure to the managements and marketing of some of Philadelphia's landmarks.
Hotel & Restaurant Mgmt HRM 395 Economics of Tourism This course introduces participants to economic and government policy issues that impact the tourism industry. The course provides a strategic framework for understanding the macroeconomic and policy environment that is shaped by multilateral institutions, government and the tourism industry.
Hotel & Restaurant Mgmt HRM 405 Current Issues in Travel & Tourism Covers current issues in the management of travel and tourism services. Environmental trends, planning and development, policy formation, social and economic impact and marketing of travel and tourism are included.
Hotel & Restaurant Mgmt HRM 415 Fine Dining & Services HOSP senior capstone hospitality class. Requires students to design, produce, and market a weekly dinner to the public. With the participation of guest chefs from some of the area's finest hotels and restaurants, students produce food comparable to that served in the finest restaurants in the city.
Hotel & Restaurant Mgmt HRM 435 Wine & Spirits Provides a detailed study of the classification, production, identification, and service of alcoholic beverages, with a major emphasis on wines. Uses a systematic approach to tasting and evaluation.
Hotel & Restaurant Mgmt HRM 455 Hospitality Human Resource Management Analyzes the role of the human resources division in the hospitality industry. Examines the process of recruitment, selection, and performance appraisals of the hospitality workforce.
Hotel & Restaurant Mgmt HRM 475 Current Issues in Gaming Current issues in the management of casino and gaming operations. Environmental trends, planning and development, policy formulation, social and economic impact and marketing of casinos and gaming operations are potential topics for discussion.
Hotel & Restaurant Mgmt HRM 501 Found of the Hospitality Ind This is a gateway course to provide students of various backgrounds the information and conceptual tools needed to grasp the fundamentals of the global hospitality industry as understood in its widest sense. Students will become familiar with the production and distribution of hospitality products. Trends in the industry will also be discussed.
Hotel & Restaurant Mgmt HRM 505 Cust Service for Professionals This course covers the principles of managing in a service environment with an emphasis on procedures and results that are necessary for all service organizations. Analysis, planning, and problem solving strategies will be examined to empower successful customer oriented employees along with consideration of factors that influence customer service organizations.
Hotel & Restaurant Mgmt HRM 515 Destination and Resort Management A study of destination and resort management from a global perspective including strategic planning and competitive analysis of domestic and international resort destinations. Students will study the various aspects of resort management in the context of high levels strategic planning that includes market research, market positioning, feasibility studies, and revenue forecasting for resort destinations.
Hotel & Restaurant Mgmt HRM 555 Hospitality Human Res Mgmt This course will study the human resource function from a strategic and developmental standpoint within a variety of hospitality and tourism contexts.
Hotel & Restaurant Mgmt HRM 575 Current Issues in Gaming This course will examine current issues in the casino and gaming industry. An in-depth examination of trends, policies, and impacts on gaming operations with an emphasis on casino operations will be potential topics for discussion.
Hotel & Restaurant Mgmt HRM 595 Economics of Tourism This course explores the economic issues that influence the tourism industry and examines the sociological dynamics shaping the tourism environment.
Hotel & Restaurant Mgmt HRM 610 The Global Tourism System An in-depth investigation of the components of the global tourism system to provide the conceptual framework for students to understand the economic dynamics of tourism. The course will familiarize students with the major areas of production and distribution of hospitality products. Future trends in tourism will be examined.
Hotel & Restaurant Mgmt HRM 612 Tourism and Sustainability Students in this course will examine limits to mass tourism and alternatives such as ecotourism, community-based-tourism pro-poor tourism, and their contributions to sustainable world development. Other topics include how environmental changes affect tourism and how tourism affects the environment and the role of tourism in economic development.
Hotel & Restaurant Mgmt HRM 614 Tourism Development This course will provide an in-depth evaluation of the major issues in travel and hospitality development. It will review the relationships among development and tourism development, differences between attractions and products, defining target markets, elaborating development plans, destination management, and measuring success.
Hotel & Restaurant Mgmt HRM 674 Tribal Gaming Management This course explores the topics of gaming, casino management, sovereignty, and other public policy issues. In addition, tribal casino management will be emphasized to examine the unique operational and developmental aspects of this type of gaming.
Project Management PROJ 535 International Project Management Examines the uniqueness and adaptations of project management when operating in an international context. Details the investigation of cultural, legal, and regulatory environments as the context of international project management.
Property Management PRMT 210 Rental Prop & Fair Housing Law Rental Property Law including lease essentials, tenancies, implied warranty of habitability, security deposits, tort liability, leasehold improvements, default, eviction, landlord¿s and tenant¿s rights, duties and remedies. The course covers the basics of Fair Housing law, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and anti-discrimination law. Current issues and cases are featured.
Property Management PRMT 325 Human Res Strategies - Prop Mgmt This course focuses on specialized strategies to successfully manage employees and subcontractors involved in property management companies and projects. A variety of areas are covered: recruiting top talent, retention, diversity policies, employee coaching, negotiations, conflict resolution, training and development, outsourcing, and housing law.
Property Management PRMT 333 Social Responsibility for Property Managers The course explores application of ethics and social responsibility concepts, and challenges property managers are likely to face.
Property Management PRMT 345 Managing & Marketing Housing for an Aging Pop This course covers the management and marketing of housing for later life starting with a market analysis. Students discover challenges to be overcome and opportunities available in this unique segment of the housing market. The course covers successful management and marketing strategies involving active adult communities and senior living facilities.
Property Management PRMT 350 Affordable Housing Management An introduction to the challenges of managing affordable housing. Managing affordable housing requires the interaction of important players: legislators, government policymakers, citizen advocacy groups, and citizens/tenants. This course features presentations from industry leaders, visits to affordable developments, and completion of an analysis paper covering the development, marketing and management process.
Sport Management SMT 230 Sports and the Law Reviews the legal and regularity aspects, elements, and relationships for all constituents participating in sports: administrators, coaches, athletes, agents, vendors, sponsors, faculty managers and owners, and spectators. Seminal court cases are discussed. Students examine the inextricable links between the law and business ethics.
Sport Management SMT 254 Women & Minority Opportunities in Sport This course chronicles the major events and strategies used for women and minorities to have equal opportunities to participate in sports at all levels. It pOints out the social and legal issues surrounding the dramatic rise in women and minority participation at all levels of play.
Sport Management SMT 340 International Aspects of Sport Continuing with the true spirit of the Olympic Games, sports can be a rich avenue for building an international community. This course compares and contrasts how sports are perceived, organized, and played in many countries. It examines the social, political, and economic aspects of sports in other countries. Students will learn about major international sporting events. This is a writing intensive course.

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ROTC at Drexel

ROTC at Drexel Military Science MLSC 210 Innovative Tactical Leadership Explores the dimensions of creative and innovative tactical leadership strategies and styles by studying historical case studies and engaging in interactive student exercises. Focus is on continued development of the knowledge of leadership values and attributes through an understanding of rank, uniform, customs and courtesies.
Military Science MLSC 220 Leadership in Changing Envir Examines the challenges of leading in complex contemporary operational environments. Students/cadets are exposed to more complex land navigation/map reading tasks, as well as more advanced small unit operations/ leadership drills. Cadets develop greater self awareness as they practice communication and team building skills.
Military Science MLSC 230 Adaptive Team Leadership Challenges cadets to study, practice, and evaluate adaptive leadership. Cadets begin to analyze and evaluate their own leadership values, attributes, skills, and actions. Primary attention is given to preparation for LDAC and the development of both tactical skills and leadership qualities.
Military Science MLSC 310 Leadership in Contact Uses increasingly intense situational leadership challenges to build cadet awareness and skills in leading small units. Skills in decision-making, persuading, and motivating team members when "in combat" are explored, evaluated, and developed.
Military Science MLSC 320 Complex Team Leadership Issues Challenges cadets with more complex leadership issues to further develop, practice, and evaluate adaptive leadership. Cadets continue to analyze and evaluate their own leadership values, attributes, skills, and actions in preparation for the Leadership Development and Assessment Course (LDAC). Primary attention is given to preparation for LDAC and the development of both tactical skills and leadership qualities.
Military Science MLSC 330 Military Leadership Co-op Prep Continues the methodology of MLSC 320 by using increasingly intense situational leadership challenges to build cadet awareness and skills in leading small units. Skills in decision-making, persuading, and motivating team members when "in combat" are explored, evaluated, and developed. Emphasis is also placed on honing oral and written communication skills and mastering group dynamics while conducting tactical and Garrison operation orders.
Military Science MLSC 410 Developing Adaptive Leaders Develops cadet proficiency in planning, executing, and assessing complex operations, functioning as a member of a staff, and providing leadership performance feedback to subordinates. Cadets are given situational opportunities to assess risk, make ethical decisions, and provide coaching to fellow ROTC cadets.
Military Science MLSC 420 Leadership Contemporary Envir Explores the dynamics of leading in the complex situations of current military operations. Cadets examine differences in customs and courtesies, military law, principles of war, and rules of engagement in the face of international terrorism. Aspects of interacting with non-government organizations, civilians on the battlefield, and host nation support are examined and evaluated.
Military Science MLSC 430 Adv Lead in Contemporary Envir Continues exploration of the dynamics of leading in the complex situations of current military operations. Culminates the ROTC curriculum with a capstone "hands-on" small unit leadership exercise which tests the cadet's tactical, technical and leadership skills utilizing an intense, realistic tactical scenario based on actual military operations in the contemporary operating environment of the 21st century.

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COLLEGE OF INFORMATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (ISCHOOL)

ISCHOOL INFO 105 Introduction to Informatics Considers the field of informatics as the application of information and computer sciences to a specific domain. Focuses on the three components on informatics: information, users, and information and communication technologies. Topics include information needs, user groups, social media, technology evolution and diffusion of innovation.
INFO 110 Human-Computer Interaction I This course introduces the student to the study of computer-based user interfaces. It presents a user-interface layout and design, types and usage of interaction techniques, building a consistent look and feel throughout the interface and how to evaluate designs with users. Centered focus in evaluation of computer interfaces. It teaches the basic principles of user analysis and interface evaluation and gives a practical introduction to ergonomics.
INFO 215 Social Aspects of Information Systems Introduces social issues involved in information systems design and use, e.g., personal computing, telecommuting, computers in education, the privacy and security of stored and transmitted information, and information ownership. Explores the interaction of high technology, employment, and class structure.
INFO 310 Human-Computer Interaction II Introduces the student to interactive computer system design. Teaches some of the basic approaches to task analysis, design, and evaluation of interactive computer systems. Applies these design principles in the development of the interface to an interactive computer system.
INFO 405 Social and Collaborative Computing Human and technical issues and concepts of computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW). Topics include the ways that groups work in the networked organization, analysis and design of workflow systems, the technological underpinnings of selected groupware technologies, and the design and implementation of groupware technologies.