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Course Descriptions

Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts

Humanities, Social Sciences, AND THE ARTS

AREAS OF STUDY

MAJORS

Certificates

MINORS

MISSION STATEMENT

To enable our students to become creative, sophisticated thinkers, active citizens, and effective leaders in the global community, the department contributes to a broad liberal education, introducing students to a wide array of disciplines and traditions in the humanities and social sciences. In doing so, it provides learning experiences that, in addition to their intrinsic value, enrich a scientific and technical education.

Educational Objectives

Within the context of a liberal education, the department fosters in its students the desire and the ability to:

  1. think critically, forming cogent, informed opinions, defining and solving problems with an awareness that societal processes are complex and interactive;
  2. communicate effectively to diverse audiences, including those from other cultures and communities;
  3. succeed in a global context by understanding and adapting to diverse cultures, alternative points of view, and the challenges of globalization;
  4. exhibit ethical and responsible leadership as individuals, citizens, and professionals, committed to lifelong learning and achievement.

AREAS OF STUDY

The following disciplines are represented within the department:

Humanities & Arts (H) Social Sciences (S) Modern Languages (L)
Arts (ARTS) Anthropology (ANTH) German (GER)
English (ENGL) Economics (ECON) Japanese (JAPN)
History (HIST) Geography (GEOG) Spanish (SPAN)
Music (MUSI) Political Science (POLS)
Philosophy (PHIL) Psychology (PSYC)
Religion (RELG)
Multidisciplinary areas within the Humanities (HUM) Multidisciplinary areas within the Social Sciences (SOC)
Rhetoric and Composition (required of all students) and Technical and Professional Communication are designated with an RH prefix. Rhetoric and Composition is RH 131 and Technical and Professional Communication is RH 330
 

Graduation Requirements

  1. General 
    All students must take a minimum of nine courses (36 credits) in Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Arts (HSSA). These courses may be chosen from the HSSA offerings, within the restrictions below. 

    Students must take a course in at least two of the three areas of study (Humanities & Arts, Social Sciences, and Modern Languages).

2. Rhetoric and Composition (RH131) and Technical and Professional Communication (RH330)
Rhetoric and Composition is a requirement for all Rose-Hulman students and Technical and Professional Communication is a requirement for most majors.  Both count toward the total requirement of 9 HSSA courses.

Modern Language

Students who elect to take a modern language should note the following special requirements:
  1. A minimum of two terms of the same language (or the equivalent thereof) must be completed in order to apply modern language credits toward Humanities and Social Sciences requirements. If only SPAN111, JAPN111 or GER111 is completed, that course will not be allowed to satisfy an HSSA requirement.  For transfer credit, a single modern language course at 4 credit hours may be used to satisfy an HSSA requirement if it is higher than the entry level course (L111) in that language. Example: Transfer credit awarded for SPAN113 could be used to satisfy one HSSA course requirement.

  2. HSSA credit will not be awarded for a lower-level language course until the student takes and passes the next course in the language sequence with a grade of C or better.

  3. No more than 16 credits of modern language may be counted toward HSSA requirements.  
  4. Students may not earn modern language credit in their native languages.
  5. Note: Students planning to study abroad should be sure to have their program approved ahead of time by the head of the HSSA Department and by the head of the Department in which they are majoring.

Minors

Students may elect a minor in most of the HSSA Department's disciplines. In addition, several interdisciplinary minors are available. (See below.)  A student taking a minor in HSSA must take a minimum of ten to eleven courses.

 

Minor

A student may elect to take an Minor in Anthropology, East Asian Studies, Economics, European Studies, Geography, German, History, Japanese, Language and Literature, Latin American Studies Philosophy and Religion, Political Science, Psychology, Spanish or Theatre and Drama by concentrating 5 to 7 HSS courses in that area. NOTE: All Minors require taking one additional HSS course, for a minimum of 40 HSSA credits (44 in the case of foreign languages). See the specific requirements listed under each Minor. Successful completion of the Minor is indicated on the student's grade transcript. A student interested in pursuing a Minor should consult with the appropriate Minor Adviser, listed below, for aid in planning a course schedule. No courses counted toward fulfilling the requirements for one minor may be counted in fulfilling the requirements of another minor.

Minor Advisor
Anthropology Paul Christensen
Art Steve Letsinger
Cognitive Science Alan Jern
East Asian Studies Tim Grose
Economics Dale S. Bremmer
Kevin Christ
Jong Hun Kim
European Studies Andreas Michel
German Heidemarie Heeter        
Geography Michael Kukral
History Samuel Martland
Japanese Maki Hirotani
Language and Literature Caroline Carvill
Music David Chapman
Latin American Studies Gustavo Garcia
Philosophy and Religion      Dan Hartner
Political Science Terrence Casey
Psychology Alan Jern

Spanish

John Gardner

Theatre and Drama

Terence Hartnett

HSSa MAJORS

The Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts offers two majors:

Economics - See course requirements under Programs of Study.

International Studies Major (IS) (second major only)

In the 21st century, technical work occurs increasingly in an international and multi-lingual arena. The International Studies major provides Rose-Hulman students with the opportunity to complement their primary major with a second major that prepares them for an interdependent, multicultural, and transnational world. Courses in the major focus on economic, cultural, and social processes that take place among nations and world regions. Topics may include globalization, post-colonialism, communication, migration, and environmental change.

The IS major promotes the critical understanding of the historical and contemporary entanglements of diverse cultures around the world. It offers theoretical tools and models practical steps with which to assess competing claims about the world. Students will participate in the analysis of complex situations in which the evidence may be ambiguous and in which there may be no one clear answer. They will learn to devise questions that guide productive research into such situations.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Recognition of cultural diversity requires the comparison and analysis of historical, cultural, political, social, or regional differences.
    1. Analyze a socio-cultural artifact, event, or system of a society different from your own.
    2. Compare socio-cultural artifacts or systems in two or more cultures/world regions/civilizations
    3. Carry out a project involving meaningful contact with students, colleagues, clients, or sponsors abroad.
  2. Transnational and global awareness requires an understanding of the ideas, systems, processes, or trends that have created a globally interdependent world.
    1. Explain the global causes or effects of an action or decision by nation-states, corporations, groups of people, or other actors
    2. Argue for a course of action—political, economic, or otherwise—when given an international situation/case study
  3. Independent Study of global issues requires the application of appropriate analytic vocabulary, methodologies, or critical frameworks from the Humanities or the Social Sciences
    1. Assemble and evaluate resources for research in international studies.
    2. Design and carry out a research project analyzing a significant international or global issue, system, process, or event.

Requirements for a second major in International Studies (60 cred.)

  • Students double majoring in International Studies may use their International Studies courses to satisfy HSSA graduation requirements.
  • Courses counted for the International Studies major may not be counted for HSSA minors—except that modern foreign language courses may be used to fulfill modern language requirements in one additional minor.
  • Students wishing to pursue a double major in Economics and International Studies may not choose the IPE area of concentration.
  • All International Studies majors are subject to approval by HSSA Department Head and the Institute Curriculum Committee.


1.Disciplinary Distribution (4 courses, 16 credit hours that introduce students to key concepts, disciplines, and analytical approaches in international studies).

Students choose one course each from FOUR of the following six disciplines. The courses have international processes, comparisons, or other connections as a central focus. They may be substituted with other courses with same focus with consent of IS major director.

Economics
  ECON S151Introduction to Microeconomics
  ECON S152 Introduction to Macroeconomics

Geography
  GEOG S110 World Geography
  GEOG S301 Geography of Europe
  GEOG S302 Geography of Africa

Political Science
  POLS S102 International Relations
  POLS S103Comparative Politics

Literature
  ENGL H233 World Literature
  HUM H311 German Colonialism
  HUM 380 Literature and Human Rights in Latin America

History
  HIST H221 Colonial Latin America
  HIST H233 World History since 1400
  HIST H422 The Industrial Revolution in Global Context

Anthropology
  ANTH S101 Introduction to Anthropology
  ANTH S140 Introduction to East Asia
  ANTH S351Ethnicity and the State in China

2. Concentration (7 courses, 28 credit hours)
Each student must take seven courses that allow the student to develop advanced area or topic
knowledge and disciplinary analytical skills in a coherent field of concentration. The student must choose these courses in consultation with the IS major director and other faculty, write a statement explaining how those courses fit together, and get it approved by a committee designated by the IS major director by the fall quarter of junior year.

3. Language (3 courses, 12 credit hours) One full year of a modern language (e.g., German, Japanese, Spanish)

4. XXXX X496 and XXXX X497 Senior Project in International Studies (2 credits each; 4 credit hours total)

Guided study, research, and analytical writing on a topic in international studies, integrating knowledge gained from international experience and/or from course work in the major.  

Senior project proposals will be approved by a committee designated by the International Studies Major Director.

 

HSS MINORS

MINOR IN ANTHROPOLOGY

Students may apply only one (1) transfer course toward a minor. Exceptions may be made with the approval of the minor advisor.

The Minor in Anthropology has the following requirements:

  1. Five Courses in Anthropology
  2. The following course is required:
    • ANTH S101 Introduction to Anthropology
  3. Four additional courses from the list below:
    • ANTH S140 Introduction to East Asia
    • ANTH S151 Modern China
    • ANTH S202 Anthropology of Addiction
    • ANTH S203 Food, Culture, and the Self
    • ANTH S207 Popular Culture in China
    • ANTH S208 Religions in China
    • ANTH S301 Japanese Society
    • ANTH S302 Japanese Society Seminar
    • ANTH S303 Japanese Popular Culture
    • ANTH S304 Japan: East and West
    • ANTH S350 Islam and Muslim Groups in China
    • ANTH S351 Ethnicity and State in China
    • ANTH S399 Special Topics
    • ANTH S499 Directed Study
  4. A minimum of 40 credits in HSSA courses must be earned to obtain the minor.
  5. Substitutions may be made with the approval of the Minor Advisor

MINOR IN ART

Students may apply only one (1) transfer course toward a minor. Exceptions may be made with the approval of the minor advisor.

The Area Minor in Art has the following requirements:

  1. Five Courses in Art
  2. The following three courses are required:
    • ARTS H142  Beginning Drawing
    • ARTS H242  Visual Arts in Civilization
    • ARTS H244  Design and Color
  3. A minimum of 40 credits in HSSA courses must be earned to obtain the minor.
  4. Substitutions may be made with the approval of the Minor Advisor
    Courses
    • ARTS H148 Beginning Photography
    • ARTS H340 Art and Mathematics
    • ARTS H360 Watercolor Painting
    • ARTS H442 Art History: Renaissance to Modern

MINOR IN EAST ASIAN STUDIES

Students may apply only one (1) transfer course toward a minor. Exceptions may be made with the approval of the minor advisor.

The Minor in East Asian Studies has the following requirements:

  1. Three courses (or proficiency) in Japanese Language. (Language courses may be allocated in any of the three thematic categories, but there may be no more than one language course in any category.)
  2. Four courses selected from the following:
    • ANTH S140 Introduction to East Asia
    • ANTH S151 Modern China
    • ANTH S207 Popular Culture in China
    • ANTH S208 Religions in China
    • ANTH S301 Japanese Society
    • ANTH S302 Japanese Society Seminar
    • ANTH S303 Japanese Popular Culture
    • ANTH S304 Japan: East and West
    • ANTH S350 Islam and Muslim Groups in China
    • ANTH S351Ethnicity and State in China
  3. A minimum of 40 credits in HSS courses must be earned to obtain the minor.
  4. Substitutions may be made with the approval of the minor advisor.

MINOR IN ECONOMICS

Students may apply only one (1) transfer course toward a minor. Exceptions may be made with the approval of the minor advisor.

The Minor in Economics has the following requirements:

  1. Five courses in Economics, distributed as follows:
    • Introduction to Microeconomics (ECON S151)
    • Introduction to Macroeconomics (ECON S 152)
    • Intermediate Microeconomics (ECON S251) or Intermediate Macroeconomics (ECON S252)
    • Two additional Economics courses chosen by the student and approved by an Economics Minor Advisor. These shall be selected to provide some depth in the student’s understanding of economic analysis and its applications;
  2. A minimum of 40 credits in HSS courses must be earned to obtain the minor.
  3. Substitutions may be made with the approval of the Minor Advisor
    Courses
    • ECON S151 Introduction to Microeconomics
    • ECON S152 Introduction to Macroeconomics
    • ECON S251 Intermediate Microeconomics
    • ECON S252 Intermediate Macroeconomics
    • ECON S253 Managerial Economics
    • ECON S254 Money and Banking
    • ECON S255 Industrial Organization
    • ECON S350 Health Economics
    • ECON S351 Environmental Economics
    • ECON S352 Corporate Finance
    • ECON S353 Labor Economics 
    • ECON S354 International Trade and Globalization
    • ECON S355 International Finance
    • ECON S356 Game Theory
    • ECON S451 Econometrics
    • ECON S452 Mathematical Economics
    • ECON S399 Special Topics
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MINOR IN GEOGRAPHY

Students may apply only one (1) transfer course toward a minor. Exceptions may be made with the approval of the minor advisor.

The Minor in Geography has the following requirements:

  1. Five courses in Geography, one of which must be either World Regional Geography (GEOG S110) or Human Geography (GEOG S210).
  2. A minimum of 40 credits in HSS courses must be earned to obtain the minor.
  3. Substitutions may be made with the approval of the Minor Advisor.
    Courses
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    • GEOG S110 World Geography
    • GEOG S210 Human Geography
    • GEOG S301 Geography of Africa
    • GEOG S302 Geography of Europe
    • GEOG S303 Geography of Middle East
    • GEOG S310 The Great Explorers
    • GEOG S410 Medieval Europe
    • ANTH S151 Modern China
    • HIST H222  Latin America since 1800
    • GEOG S399 Special Topics
    • GEOG S459 Geography Field Studies Abroad
    • GEOG S499 Directed Study

MINOR IN HISTORY

Students may apply only one (1) transfer course toward a minor. Exceptions may be made with the
approval of the minor advisor.

The Minor in History has the following requirements:

  1. Five courses in History
    • Must include at least one of the following research-based courses: HIST H322, HIST H422, HIST H425.
    • May include one of the “approved courses in related disciplines”
  2. A minimum of 40 credits in HSS courses must be earned to obtain the minor.
  3. Substitutions may be made with the approval of the Minor Advisor

History Courses

  • HIST H221 Colonial Latin America
  • HIST H222 Latin America since 1800 (formerly Modern Latin America)
  • HIST H223 World History since 1500
  • HIST H322 Disasters and Modern Society since 1700
  • HIST H422 Industrial Revolution in Global Context
  • HIST H425 Cities and Technology in the Industrial Age
  • HIST H399 Special Topics
  • HIST H499 Directed Readings

Approved courses in related disciplines (One of these can count towards the History minor without special permission.)

  • ANTH S151 Modern China
    ECON S357 History of Economic Thought
  • HUM H413 Nazi Germany: Fact and Fiction
  • HUM H311 German Colonialism
  • GEOG S410 Medieval Europe
  • RELG H342 Christian Antislavery in the UK

MINOR IN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

Students may apply only one (1) transfer course toward a minor. Exceptions may be made with the approval of the minor advisor.

The Minor in Language and Literature has the following requirements:

  1. In addition to RH 131 and RH 330, five courses in Language and Literature.
  2. A minimum of 40 credits in HSS courses must be earned to obtain the minor.
  3. Substitutions may be made with the approval of the Minor Advisor.
    Courses
    • GS231 Global Writing and Intercultural Communication
    • ENGL H131 Introduction to Short Fiction
    • ENGL H132 Introduction to Non-Fiction
    • ENGL H133 Introduction to Poetry
    • ENGL H134 Popular Literature
    • ENGL H230 Fundamentals of Public Speaking
    • ENGL H232 Blues and Jazz in American Literature
    • ENGL H233 World Literature
    • ENGL H234 Major American Writers
    • ENGL H235 Major British Writers
    • ENGL H237 Science Fiction
    • ENGL H238 African American Literature
    • ENGL H239 GLobal Writing and Intercultural Communication
    • ENGL H240 Introduction to Shakespeare
    • ENGL H241 Introduction to Film Studies
    • ENGL H243 Survey of American Literature
    • ENGL H245 Modern World Literature
    • ENGL H327 Exiles and Wanderers: The Diaspora in Fiction
    • ENGL H328 Introduction to Postcolonial Literature and Theory
    • ENGL H329 Youth Rebellion in Global Film and Literature
    • ENGL H330 Contemporary Global Film
    • ENGL H331 Irish Drama
    • ENGL H332 American Modernism
    • ENGL H333 Creative Writing
    • ENGL H334 Travel in World Literature
    • ENGL H335 Reading the Bible
    • ENGL H336 Mystery and Horror Literature
    • ENGL H337 Romanticism
    • ENGL H338 Banned in the USA
    • ENGL H339 Rebellion in American Literature
    • ENGL H340 American Drama
    • ENGL H341 African American Drama
    • ENGL H342 Modern European Drama
    • ENGL H343 Visual Rhetoric and Graphic Novels
    • ENGL H344 Writing in a Digital Age
    • ENGL H345 Literature of Conflict
    • ENGL H346 Contemporary American Fiction
    • ENGL H347 Shakespeare's Europe
    • ENGL H348 Modern Southern Fiction
    • ENGL H350 Literature of War
    • ENGL H351 Utopian Thought and Literature
    • ENGL H352 Documentary Film
    • ENGL H357 20th century American Novel
    • ENGL H360 Medicine in Literature
    • ENGL H362 Midnight's Children: Literature of Partition
    • ENGL H430 Writing Grants, Funding Ideas
    • ENGL H431 Literary London
    • ENGL H432 History of the American Novel
    • ENGL H433 Film Adaptations: From Text to Screen
    • ENGL H436 Reinterpretations of Literary Themes
    • ENGL H462 Transnational and Postcolonial Literature
    • ENGL H469 Contemporary British Fiction and Film
    • HUM H236 The American Dream
    • HUM H333 Representations of Reality
    • HUM H338 Contemporary Arabic Literature in Translation
    • HUM H345 Presidential Election Rhetoric
    • ENGL H399 Special Topics
    • ENGL H499 Directed Study

MINOR IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES

Students may apply only one (1) transfer course toward a minor. Exceptions may be made with the approval of the minor advisor.

The Minor in Latin American Studies has the following requirements:

  1. Three courses (or proficiency) in Spanish Language. 
  2. Four courses selected from the following:
    • HIST H221 Colonial Latin America
    • HIST H222 Latin America since 1800 (formerly Modern Latin America)
    • HUM H332 Don Quixote
    • HUM H337 Latin American Fiction: The Boom and Beyond
    • HUM H386 Hispanic Culture and Civilization: Latin America
    • XXXX X399 Special Topics
    • XXXX X499 Directed Topics
  3. A minimum of 40 credits in HSS courses must be earned to obtain the minor.
  4. Substitutions may be made with the approval of the Minor Advisor.

MINOR IN MODERN LANGUAGES (GERMAN, JAPANESE, AND SPANISH)

Students may apply only one (1) transfer course toward a minor. Exceptions may be made with the approval of the minor advisor.

The Minor in Modern Languages has the following requirements:

  1. Six successive courses, or the equivalent, in German, Japanese or Spanish.
  2. RH 131 and 3 HSSA courses, one in each category.
  3. This means a minimum of 44 credits in HSS courses must be earned.
  4. Students may not earn modern language credit in their native languages.

First Year Courses
GER L111/L112/L113 German Language and Culture I/II/III
JAPN L111/L112/L113 Japanese Language and Culture I/II/III
SPAN L111/L112/L113 Spanish Language and Culture I/II/III

Second Year Courses 
GER L211/L212/L213 German Language and Culture IV/V/VI
JAPN L211/L212/L213 Japanese Language and Culture IV/V/VI
SPAN L211/L212/L213 Spanish Language and Culture IV/V/VI

NOTES:
Credits earned in a first-year, first-term language do not count in satisfying HSSA graduation requirements unless the second course in the sequence is also completed successfully.
Students who have completed high school courses in German, Japanese or Spanish can get credit-by-examination for their knowledge by completing subsequent advanced level courses.
Students may earn credit for third and fourth year language courses taken as part of study abroad.

MINOR IN MUSIC

Students may apply only one (1) transfer course toward a minor. Exceptions may be made with the approval of the Minor Advisor.

The Minor in Music has the following requirements:
1. Twenty credits (the equivalent of five courses) in Music. MUSI H101, MUSI H102, and four credits of MUSI H100 are required.
2. A minimum of 40 credits in HSSA courses must be earned to obtain the minor.
3. Substitutions may be made with the approval of the Minor Advisor.

Music Theory courses (both required):

  • MUSI H101 Music Theory I: Fundamentals of Tonal Music
  • MUSI H102 Music Theory II: Basic Form and Composition (pre-requisite: MUSI H101)

Students who have taken music theory before attending Rose‐Hulman must take a Music Theory I placement test to be granted admittance to Theory II. Students who successfully pursue this option must then substitute for Music Theory I another music‐related course, as approved by the Minor Advisor.

Music History and Culture courses (students must pick two):

  • MUSI H201 Early European Music (Before 1650)
  • MUSI H202 Baroque, Classical, and Romantic Music (required)
  • MUSI H203 Modernist and Postmodernist Music
  • MUSI H204 Popular Music and Recorded Sound
  • MUSI H301 Musics of the Global South

Music Performance (four credits required):

  • MUSI H100 Music Performance (pre‐requisite: consent of the ensemble director[s])

One credit represents one academic term of satisfactory participation in one accredited Performing Groups (Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, and Chorus). Maximum of two credits (that is, participation in two ensembles) per term. The four required credits need not be completed consecutively, nor must they all be completed in the same performing group. The specific criteria for “satisfactory participation” will be provided to the candidate by the ensemble directors.

 

MINOR IN PHILOSOPHY

Students may apply only one (1) transfer course toward a minor. Exceptions may be made with the approval of the minor advisor.

The Minor in Philosophy has the following requirements:

  1. Five courses in Philosophy, one of which must be Introduction to Philosophy (IA 101).
  2. A minimum of 40 credits in HSSA courses must be earned to obtain the minor.
  3. Substitutions may be made with the approval of the Minor Advisor.

Philosophy Courses:

  • PHIL H101 – Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHIL H102 – Critical Thinking & Introduction to Logic
  • PHIL H201– Bioethics
  • PHIL H202 – Business & Engineering Ethics
  • PHIL H301 – Philosophy of Religion
  • PHIL H302 – Political Philosophy
  • PHIL H301 – Philosophy of Mind
  • PHIL H402 – Philosophy of Science
  • PHIL H403– Human Nature
  • PHIL H399 – Special Topics
  • PHIL H499 – Directed Study

Minor in Political Science

Students may apply only one (1) transfer course toward a minor. Exceptions may be made with the approval of the minor advisor.

The Minor in Political Science has the following requirements:

  1. Five courses in Political Science, one of which must be Comparative Politics (POLS S103), International Relations (POLS S102), or American Politics and Government (POLS S101)
  2. A minimum of 40 credits in HSS courses must be earned to obtain the minor.
  3. Substitutions may be made with the approval of the Minor Advisor.
    Courses
    • POLS S101 American Politics and Government
    • POLS S102 International Relations
    • POLS S103 Comparative Politics
    • POLS S200 Politics of the Global Economy
    • POLS S301 European Politics and Government
    • POLS S303 The European Union
    • POLS S304 British Politics and Government
    • POLS S400 Seminar on America's Future
    • HUM H345 Presidential Election Rhetoric
    • PHIL H302 Political Philosophy
    • POLS S399 Special Topics
    • POLS S499 Directed Study

Minor in Psychology

Students may apply only one (1) transfer course toward a minor. Exceptions may be made with the approval of the minor advisor.

The Minor in Psychology has the following requirements:

  1. Principles of Psychology (PSYC S100).
  2. Four other psychology courses.
  3. Engineering Statistics I (MA 223) or Introduction to Statistics with Probability (MA 381).
  4. A minimum of 40 credits in HSS courses must be earned to obtain the minor.
  5. Substitutions may be made with the approval of the Minor Advisor.

Courses:

  • PSYC S100 Introduction to Psychology
  • PSYC S200 Social Psychology
    PSYC S210 Cognitive Psychology
    PSYC S230 Moral Psychology
  • PSYC S240 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSYC S310 Methods for Studying Human Behavior
  • PSYC S410 Computational Psychology
  • PHIL H401 Philosophy of Mind

Minor in ReLIGIOUS STUDIES

Students may apply only one (1) transfer course toward a minor. Exceptions may be made with the approval of the minor advisor.

The Minor in Religious Studies has the following requirements:

  1. Five courses in religious studies, one of which must be Introduction to Religious Studies (RELG H101).
  2. A minimum of 40 credits in HSSA courses must be earned to obtain the minor.
  3. Substitutions may be made with the approval of the Minor Advisor.

    Religious Studies Courses
    • ANTH S150  Introduction to Islam
    • ANTH S208  Religion in China
    • ANTH S350  Islam in China
    • ENGL H335  Reading the Bible
    • HUM H390  Saints, Sinners, and Swords:Medieval European Literature
    • PHIL H301   Philosophy of Religion
    • RELG H101  Introduction to Religious Studies
    • RELG H201  Nature and Religion
    • RELG H212  Introduction to Religious Ethics
    • RELG H250  Religion and Literature
    • RELG H310  Religions and Empires
    • RELG H311  Women, Religion, and Power
    • RELG H342  Christian Antislavery in the UK
    • XX399  Special Topics
    • XX499  Directed Study

 

Minor in TheatRe and Drama

Students may apply only one (1) transfer course toward a minor. Exceptions may be made with the approval of the minor advisor. 

Requirements:

  1. Five courses (20 credits) in Theatre and Drama.
  2. A minimum of 40 credits in HSSA courses must be earned to obtain the minor.
  3. Substitutions may be made with the approval of the minor advisor.

Courses: 

  • ARTS H321 Acting: Shakespeare
  • ARTS H322 Acting: American Method 
  • ARTS H323 Acting: Voice and Movement
  • ENGL H240 Introduction to Shakespeare
    ENGL H331 Irish Drama
  • ENGL H340 American Drama
  • ENGL H341 African American Drama
  • ENGL H342 Modern European Drama
  • ENGL H347 Shakespeare’s Europe
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Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts - Course Descriptions

ANTH S101 Introduction to Anthropology 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Examines human adaptation and diversity as well as the development and variety of economic, political, religious, family, gender and expressive institutions.
ANTH S140 Introduction to East Asia 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Examines the changing political, economic, and cultural orders in East Asia. (NOTE: formerly Intro to East Asian History)
ANTH S150 Introduction to Islam 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Introduces the major figures, tenets, and cultural adaptions of Islam from Muhammad to the present day.
ANTH S151 Modern China 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Explores modern Chinese history from the Qing dynasty (1644-1911) to the present day.
ANTH S201 Medical Anthropology 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Analyzes the relations among health, illness, social institutions and cultural representations. Students must consider intellectually challenging materials on health and disease cross-culturally as well as reconsider their own social beliefs about bodies and the causes and responses to their vulnerabilities.
ANTH S202 Anthropology of Addiction 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Examines the concept of addiction – a frequently used yet rather imprecise term -- from a variety of perspectives to better understand this complex term and cultural concept.
ANTH S203 Food, Culture, and the Self 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Examines food as a focus for deeper inquiry into culture, identity, national development, globalization and social change.
ANTH S204 Race and Racism 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Examines how race and racism persist as influential and divisive forces in contemporary life. Considers the historical, biological, and cultural dimensions of these topics with the goal of developing a clear understanding of how racism persists and identifying avenues to challenge its corrosive societal influences.
ANTH S207 Pop Culture in China 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Examines the production and consumption of pop culture in China including literature, music, film, and print media.
ANTH S208 Religion in China 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Introduces students to China’s “official” religions (Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Protestantism, and Catholicism) and the rich faith-based belief systems that are prominent in contemporary China (Shamanism, local deities, etc.). (NOTE: Formerly Asian Religions and Philosophy)
ANTH S301 Japanese Society 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Introduces contemporary Japan from an anthropological perspective with an emphasis on the contradictions between hyper-modernity and traditionalism.
ANTH S302 Seminar on Japanese Society 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Provides students a firm grounding in Western intellectual engagement with Japan, particularly from an anthropological perspective. Considers how Japan has been created and framed as a site of study through close readings of relevant ethnographic literature.
ANTH S303 Japanese Culture 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Examine Japanese culture in various aspects (e.g., society, arts, history, education, media, and pop culture).
ANTH S304 Japan: East and West 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Explores Tokyo from its origins to contemporary place as a "global capital" through history, geography, and culture.
ANTH S350 Islam and Muslim Groups in China 4R-0L-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Examines the localization of Islam among China’s ten officially recognized Muslim ethno-national groups.
ANTH S351 Ethnicity & the State in China 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Introduces students to the concepts of ethnic group, ethnicity, and nationalism and explores how ethnonational identity is institutionalized, constructed, and negotiated in contemporary China.
ARTS H142 Beginning Drawing 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Introduces the student to drawing as a basis of personal expression. Exposes the student to a range of tools, techniques, and attitudes.
ARTS H148 Beginning Photography 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Introduces the student to historical aspects of photography, the impact of the visual image in modern culture, and photography as a medium of individual expression.
ARTS H242 Visual Arts in Civilization 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Investigates the purposes and uses of art in civilizations with an emphasis on art appreciation. Aesthetic and historical issues are explored to reveal how art makes worldviews tangible.
ARTS H244 Design & Color 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Explores visual design and communication, creative problem solving, color theory and aesthetics. Students engage in problem-solving to create projects using a variety of materials.
ARTS H321 Acting: Shakespeare 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Introduces students to the skills and tools actors use to perform Shakespeare’s heighted poetic texts on stage through scene work and monologues. Includes work on textual analysis, scansion, phrasing, word emphasis, antithesis, and imagery. Provides students with techniques to develop free, dynamic, strong, and flexible voices applicable to all forms of acting.
ARTS H322 Acting: Method 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Introduces students to Lee Strasberg’s systematic acting technique: the Method. Develops the actor’s ability to respond with real behavior to imaginary stimuli. Includes exercises, scene work, and monologues geared to prepare students to fulfill the demands of a play and the creation of a character.
ARTS H323 Acting: Voice and Movement 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Develops basic vocal technique for actors; includes breath support, projection, relaxation, resonance, range, articulation, and perhaps dialect work. Explores physical awareness to help students develop an aligned, expressive, and efficiently moving body that is more responsive to the needs of their imagination.
ARTS H340 Art and Mathematics 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Explores the interplay between art and math with emphasis on hands-on projects. Applies students' existing mathematical knowledge to reinforce new artistic experiences. Increases students' appreciation for both disciplines.
ARTS H360 Watercolor Painting 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Introduction to watercolor painting techniques and concepts with emphasis on the understanding of the language and the fundamentals of artistic expression. Students will explore painting from still-life, landscape, masterpieces, and will experiment with a variety of painting styles. Color theory, compositional structure, and critical thinking skills will all be emphasized extensively. We will also study major watercolor painting styles in historical context. Demonstrations, PowerPoint presentations, group and individual critiques will be given throughout the course.
ARTS H442 Art History: Renaissance to Modern 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Explores the creation and uses of visual art by world civilizations from the Renaissance to the present. Studies the cultural evolution brought about by scientific and technological changes which culminate in the Modern and Post-Modern eras.
ECON S151 Introduction to Microeconomics 4R-0L-4C F,W,S
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Analyzes the market behavior of buyers and sellers. Topics include demand and supply, costs, competition, oligopoly, monopoly, economic efficiency and resource allocation, the effects of government intervention, and international trade.
ECON S152 Introduction to Macroeconomics 4R-0L-4C F, W, S
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Analyzes the performance of the entire economy. Topics include demand and supply, GDP, unemployment and inflation, the impact of monetary and fiscal policy, business cycles, determinants of economic growth, and international finance.
ECON S251 Intermediate Microeconomics 4R-OL-4C F
Prerequisites: ECON S151 Introduction to Microeconomics
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Analyzes optimal choice, and the conditions required for efficient exchange in market economies. Emphasizes rational choice theory as it applies to consumers and businesses, with complementary examination of uncertainty, anomalous features of actual market behavior.
ECON S252 Intermediate Macroeconomics 4R-OL-4C W
Prerequisites: ECON S152 Introduction to Macroeconomics
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Studies the economy as a whole, including factors affecting economic growth, unemployment and inflation. Explains economic events and considers how policies affect economic performance.
ECON S253 Managerial Economics 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: ECON S151 Introduction to Microeconomics
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Applies economic analysis to the management of modern business enterprise. Emphasizes demand estimation, business forecasting, uncertainty, investment decisions, capital budgeting, and pricing strategies. Students should have some knowledge of business statistics.
ECON S254 Money & Banking 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: ECON S152 Introduction to Macroeconomics
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Examines the nature and functions of financial markets and institutions. Analyzes the determination of interest rates and the processing of information. Considers the relationship between the financial system and the macroeconomy.
ECON S255 Industrial Organization 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: ECON S151 Introduction to Microeconomics
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Examines the influence of market structure and competition policy on business firms’ decisions. Discusses modern theories of the firm, implications of market power, strategic interaction, merger and acquisition activity, antitrust policy and regulation.
ECON S350 Health Economics 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: ECON S151 Introduction to Microeconomics
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Analyzes demand and supply of health care and the roles of medical technology and health insurance. Studies the behavior of physicians, the use of paramedics, preventive care, and outpatient care. Examines the rising cost of health care and analyzes appropriate public policy responses.
ECON S351 Environmental Economics 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: ECON S151 Introduction to Microeconomics
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Analyzes the consequences of pollution and discusses possible solutions to reduce pollution. Introduces analytical tools used in environmental planning. Performs benefit-cost analyses of regulations dealing with air, water, and solid waste pollution.
ECON S352 Corporate Finance 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: ECON S151 Introduction to Microeconomics or ECON S152 Introduction to Macroeconomics
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Introduces managerial finance. Examines the valuation of assets, the cost of capital, capital structure, working capital management, planning and budgeting, and long-term financing.
ECON S353 Labor Economics 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: ECON S151 Introduction to Microeconomics
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Analyzes labor markets with theoretical, empirical, and policy applications. Explains the determination of employment and wages. Studies compensating wage differentials, labor market discrimination, labor unions and theories of unemployment.
ECON S354 International Trade & Globalization 4R-OL-4C W (Even years)
Prerequisites: ECON S151 Introduction to Microeconomics
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Analyzes the theory of international trade, trade policy, foreign exchange and the payments adjustment process, adjustment policies and multinational corporations.
ECON S355 International Finance 4R-OL-4C W (Odd years)
Prerequisites: ECON S152 Introduction to Macroeconomics
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Studies the workings of international financial markets, the role of exchange rates in international trade and capital movement, and the effects of exchange rate volatility. Topics include exchange rates and the foreign exchange market, the balance of payments, parity conditions, the international monetary system, and international interdependence.
ECON S356 Game Theory 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: ECON S151 Introduction to Microeconomics
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Introduces techniques used to solve strategic games encountered in business and economics. Analyzes behavior of economic agents in various situations including single and repeated games with perfect and imperfect information.
ECON S357 History of Economic Thought 4R-OL-4C S (Even years)
Prerequisites: ECON S151 Introduction to Microeconomics or ECON S152 Introduction to Macroeconomics
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Surveys the history of economic thought and examines the literature of economics from rhetorical, historical, and methodological perspectives using original sources.
ECON S451 Econometrics 4R-OL-4C S (Odd years)
Prerequisites: ECON S151 Introduction to Microeconomics or ECON S152 Introduction to Macroeconomics
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Applies statistical methods to problems of economic analysis. Stresses the use of regression analysis in economic research and discusses the special problems encountered in empirical investigation of economic phenomena. In addition to the listed prerequisite, the student should have some knowledge of statistics.
ECON S452 Mathematical Economics 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: ECON S151 Introduction to Microeconomics or ECON S152 Introduction to Macroeconomics
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Illustrates the use of mathematics in economic analysis. Includes discussion of mathematical programming, decision theory, the applications of differential and integral calculus, differential and difference equations.
ECON S458 Seminar for HSS Senior Project 2R-OL-2C F
Prerequisites: Economics or International Studies major and Junior or Senior standing, or permission of instructor
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Reviews methodologies employed in Economics and/or International Studies, and directs students toward approval of a senior project proposal. Required of all Economics and International Studies majors and double majors.
ECON S459 Directed Study for HSS Senior Project 2R-OL-2C Arranged W.S
Prerequisites: ECON S458 Seminar for HSS Senior Project
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Directed study leading to completion of a senior project that demonstrates the ability to pursue independent intellectual inquiry. Required of all Economics and International Studies majors and double majors.
ENGL H131 Introduction to Short Fiction 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Guides students in reading, appreciating, and analyzing a range of short fiction. Gives special attention to how reading such fiction can help us better understand ourselves and our relationships to the societies in which we live.
ENGL H132 Introduction to Non-Fiction 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Guides students in learning about human interactions by reading, appreciating, and analyzing contemporary non-fiction works. Includes both general essays and science and nature writing.
ENGL H133 Introduction to Poetry 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Provides students with the means for understanding and appreciating poetry. Focuses on tone, speaker, figurative language, verse forms, and structure in poems from a variety of historical periods.
ENGL H134 Popular Literature 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Analyzes texts written for mass consumption, such as detective novels, horror stories, fantasy fiction, and contemporary thrillers. Explores these literary genres’ conventions, traditions, and sociohistorical contexts.
ENGL H230 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Examines the thought processes necessary to organize speech content. Analyzes components of effective delivery and language. Provides practice in a variety of speech types, such as special occasion speeches, informative presentations, and persuasive speeches, as well as impromptu speaking.
ENGL H232 Blues and Jazz in American Literature 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Explores the wide-ranging influences of blues and jazz music on twentieth-century American literature. Provides students with historical background and cultural contexts about blues and jazz music, and their literary adaptations.
ENGL H233 World Literatures 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Examines literary texts and their historical contexts across boundaries of language, culture, and ethnicity.
ENGL H234 Major American Writers 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Covers a broad range of American novelists and poets, with special attention to their roles in major literary movements such as romanticism, naturalism, and modernism.
ENGL H235 Major British Writers 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Examines well-known British writers, placed against the historical backgrounds of their times. Poetry, drama, fiction, and non-fiction from such famous writers as Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare, Milton, Swift, Pope, Johnson, Wordsworth, Bronte, Browning, Joyce, Lawrence, Auden, and Beckett will be studied.
ENGL H237 Science Fiction 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Analyzes literary techniques used for displacing historical reality into a cross-cultural perspective to create science fiction. Emphasizes science fiction’s humanistic usefulness in examining human values from an “extra-species, extra-terrestrial” perspective and in assessing the effects of technology on varieties of belief structures and social institutions.
ENGL H238 African American Literature 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Surveys African-American literature, history, and culture from the Colonial era to the present day.
ENGL H239 Global Writing & Intercultural Communication 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Analyzes rhetorical traditions and communication styles within and across diverse cultures as well as global uses of English. Introduces students to theories and practices for communicating and collaborating across languages and cultures.
ENGL H240 Introduction to Shakespeare 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Studies Shakespeare’s histories, comedies, tragedies, and romances. Focuses on close textual reading of selected plays within the intellectual framework of his era.
ENGL H241 IIntroduction to Film Studies 3R-3L-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Covers the formal elements of film and provides a vocabulary for analyzing film. Introduces film theory and criticism.
ENGL H243 Survey of American Literature 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Studies a broad range of American literature since the Civil War. Examines a variety of authors and genres (fiction, poetry, prose, nonfiction).
ENGL H245 Modern World Literature 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Focuses on a variety of authors and texts that respond to the world-changing events occurring at the height of imperialism, world wars, and national independence movements across the globe.
ENGL H327 Exiles & Wanderers: The Diaspora in Fiction 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Examines key concepts and themes of diaspora in Indian and South African writing and cultural production, including how a variety of authors and artists explore the complexities of (dis)location; relationships to homelands and host nations; and representations and negotiations of national and ethnic identities.
ENGL H328 Madness, Murder, and Feral Children: Introduction to Postcolonial Literature and Theory 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Introduces to postcolonial writing and theory from Africa, Ireland, and India. Considers postcolonial themes, topics, and concerns such as Imperialism and Race, Othering, Identity, Paternalism, Difference, and Gender.
ENGL H329 Youth Rebellion in Global Film and Literature 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Explores film representations of rebellious teenagers in stories of political and cultural revolution and in historical moments of national independence across the globe. Examines the notion of the teenager and social change and considers differences and similarities of cultural issues and trends.
ENGL H330 Contemporary Global Film 3R-3L-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Examines films outside of the Hollywood tradition with a consideration of the cultural, political, and economic influences that shape film.
ENGL H331 Irish Drama 4R-0L-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Surveys Irish drama from about 1900 to the present.
ENGL H332 American Modernism 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Explores texts published in the first half of the twentieth century, what is commonly called the "Modernist" era. Focuses primarily on written works in different genres, but also covers music, film, visual arts, and other media.
ENGL H333 Creative Writing 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Introduces students to writing in genres such as poetry, short fiction, literary nonfiction, and drama. Employs a variety of writing and revision techniques to assist students in producing a portfolio of their work.
ENGL H334 Travel in World Literature 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Examines a wide variety of literature—including some in translation—and emphasizes works that comment on travel, tourism, and the effects of colonialism.
ENGL H335 Reading the Bible 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Examines the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament as literary texts. Emphasizes the variety of genres employed in biblical literature and introduces students to different approaches appropriate to literary interpretation.
ENGL H336 Mystery & Horror Literature 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Examines the development, contexts, generic conventions, and social functions of modern horror and detective fiction from their roots in European Gothic traditions to the present.
ENGL H337 Romanticism 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Covers major authors and themes in European Romantic literature from 1770-1830, as well as its repercussions and transformations.
ENGL H338 Banned in the USA 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Explores frequently challenged or banned works of American literature. Introduces students to the history of literary censorship and obscenity laws in the United States.
ENGL H339 Rebellion in American Literature 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Examines American literary and historical texts that use rebellion against different kinds of authority--governmental, social, cultural, artistic, personal--as their central subject, motif, and / or theme. Includes readings from the Colonial era to the present day.
ENGL H340 American Drama 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Surveys American drama from the colonial period to the present.
ENGL H341 African-American Drama 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Surveys African-American drama from the early 19th century to the present.
ENGL H342 Modern European Drama 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Surveys modern European drama from about 1870 to the present.
ENGL H343 Visual Rhetoric and Graphic Novels 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Explores the relationships between art and argument in comic books and graphic novels. Provides a vocabulary for students to discuss, analyze, and produce graphic communication, including the creation of their own minicomic. (No drawing skills required).
ENGL H344 Writing in a Digital Age 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Examines the influence of digital technologies on the ways we read, produce texts, and interact. Emphasizes strategies for producing new media texts, such as podcasts, blogs, infographics, and “viral” videos.
ENGL H345 Literature of Conflict 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Explores world literature that centers on conflicts including but not limited to cultural, racial, ethnic, religious, and military matters. Introduces students to relevant historical and cultural contexts to help illuminate the literature.
ENGL H346 Contemporary American Fiction 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Analyzes the evolution of the American novel since 1945, with an emphasis on the historical context of late 20th-century American culture.
ENGL H347 Shakespeare's Europe 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Studies Shakespeare's representations of cultures outside of Britain, with attention to his source texts in other national literatures and historians' perspectives on the cities where the plays are set.
ENGL H348 Modern Southern Fiction 4R-0L-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Examines the major writers of the American South (both the modern and contemporary periods). Emphasizes recurrent social themes and fictional methods.
ENGL H349 Nature and Literature 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Considers the relationship between art and the natural world. Readings may include myths and poems, travel and adventure narratives, activist projects and manifestoes, and scientific and philosophical essays, drawn from a variety of cultural traditions.
ENGL H350 Literature of War 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Examines the influence of military engagements on individual writers. Analyzes literary works as responses to the cultural, psychological, and social impacts of war.
ENGL H351 Utopian Thought & Literature 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Studies varieties of utopian thought from a cross-cultural perspective.
ENGL H352 Documentary Film 3R-3L-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Examines the development, contexts, generic conventions, and social functions of documentary film.
ENGL H357 20th-Century American Novel 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Examines the American novel with representatives of the major 20th century literary periods: realism, modernism, postmodernism. Examines the themes and issues addressed in different decades and from different perspectives.
ENGL H360 Medicine in Literature 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Examines images of patients, doctors, and other medical professionals as constructed in literary works. Explores medical and ethical issues as represented in both classic and current fiction.
ENGL H362 Midnight's Children: Literature of Partition 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Examines literature of India's partition through short stories, novels, and oral histories.
ENGL H430 Writing Grants, Funding Ideas 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: RH 330 Technical & Professional Communication
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Guides students through the process of identifying, analyzing, and applying for grant opportunities. Emphasizes strategies for clear and compelling communication and writing for a public audience.
ENGL H431 Literary London 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Considers literary depictions of London, a highly symbolic and frequently used setting in 19th, 20th, and 21st century British literature. Covers a broad range of literary texts set in the city, including works by major authors of this genre and a number of recent works by ethnic minority writers.
ENGL H432 History of the American Novel 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Studies the novel in America from its early examples into the present. Emphasizes influential novels with historical and societal impact, placing more recent novels into historical context.
ENGL H433 Film Adaptations: From Text to Screen 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Examines decisions made by screenwriters and filmmakers when adapting works of fiction or autobiography for the screen. Considers how the original texts (primarily classics of American and British literature) are transformed into a medium relying on images and sound as well as language.
ENGL H436 Reinterpretations of Literary Themes 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Examines pieces of literature which rework the themes, characters and/or plots of other works to show how different authors from different times and cultures reinterpret earlier works in their own way.
ENGL H462 Transnational and Postcolonial Literature 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Examines works by transnational and postcolonial writers and theorists, and covers contemporary human rights and anti-colonial/anti-globalization movements.
ENGL H469 Contemporary British Fiction & Film 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Covers fiction and film produced in the British Isles during the last half of the 20th and the beginning of the 21st century, including works by both canonical and non-canonical authors. Includes readings about a number of pressing issues in contemporary Britain, and focuses on literary responses to race and class concerns.
FL L299 Summer Language Study Abroad 12C Max S
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Maximum Credit per Summer: 12. May be repeated. Credit for approved summer foreign language study abroad. May count towards a departmental minor, with the exception of a foreign language minor. Prior approval by the HSSA Department Head and evidence of satisfactory completion required
GEOG S110 World Geography 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Explores the people and lands of the world through studies and concepts from human geography with emphasis on cultural landscape,, maps, and visual interpretation. Emphasis is placed on the culture regions of Africa, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and the South Pacific.
GEOG S210 Cultural Geography 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Explores themes, topics, and concepts in cultural geography studies with examples from a diversity of world areas. Included are studies and examples from language, religion, settlement, ethnicity, agriculture, urbanization, population, and popular culture.
GEOG S301 Geography of Africa 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Introduces the culture, landscape, and peoples of Africa south of the Sahara Desert through discussion, maps, regional analysis, and visual presentations. Includes social issues and contemporary problems facing this area, from South Africa to Senegal and all points between.
GEOG S302 Geography of Europe 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Introduces the culture, landscape, and peoples of Europe through discussion, maps, regional analysis, and visual presentations. Includes social issues and contemporary problems facing the Europeans, from Russia to Ireland and all points between.
GEOG S303 Geography of Middle East 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Introduces the culture, landscape, and peoples of the Middle East and North Africa through discussion, maps, regional analysis, and visual presentations. Includes social issues and contemporary problems facing this area, from Afghanistan to Mauritania and all points between.
GEOG S310 Great Explorers 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Examines the people and land involved with geographic exploration especially during the Great Era of Exploration (1500s-1940s), mostly by Europeans and Americans. Emphasis will be given to the 19th century period of global colonial empire building and American western expansion.
GEOG S410 Medieval Europe 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Explores the settlement, state and nation building, trade, innovation, and peopling of Europe from the age of Vandals, Goths, and Vikings to the Renaissance. Emphasizes wars, revolts, power and society in transforming the map of Europe through studies of historical geography.
GEOG S459 Geography Studies Abroad 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Prepares students participating in geography field studies or other study abroad programs. Completion requires a period of directed study in another country following coursework on campus. Permission required.
GEOG S499 Directed Study 4R-OL-4C Arranged
Prerequisites: Consent of the Instructor and HSS Department Head
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Allows for individual study of an HSSA topic selected by the instructor and the student(s). A plan of study, regular meetings with the instructor, and a major term project are required.
GER L111 German Language and Culture I 4R-OL-4C F
Prerequisites: Preceding course or placement by examination.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Provides elementary training in hearing, speaking, reading, and writing German. Uses reading exercises to show the relationship between language and culture. Required language laboratory.
GER L112 German Language and Culture II 4R-OL-4C W
Prerequisites: Preceding course or placement by examination.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Provides elementary training in hearing, speaking, reading, and writing German. Uses reading exercises to show the relationship between language and culture. Required language laboratory.
GER L113 German Language and Culture III 4R-OL-4C S
Prerequisites: Preceding course or placement by examination.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Provides elementary training in hearing, speaking, reading, and writing German. Uses reading exercises to show the relationship between language and culture. Required language laboratory.
GER L211 German Language and Culture IV 4R-OL-4C F
Prerequisites: Preceding course or placement by examination.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Reviews German grammar, emphasizing its logical sub-structure. Stresses analysis of complex sentences of scholarly German. Introduces the student to selected topics dealing with life in Germany as contrasted with life in the U.S. Provides continued practice in reading and speaking. Required language laboratory.
GER L212 German Language and Culture V 4R-OL-4C F
Prerequisites: Preceding course or placement by examination.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Reviews German grammar, emphasizing its logical sub-structure. Stresses analysis of complex sentences of scholarly German. Introduces the student to selected topics dealing with life in Germany as contrasted with life in the U.S. Provides continued practice in reading and speaking. Required language laboratory.
GER L213 German Language and Culture VI 4R-OL-4C S
Prerequisites: Preceding course or placement by examination.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Reviews German grammar, emphasizing its logical sub-structure. Stresses analysis of complex sentences of scholarly German. Introduces the student to selected topics dealing with life in Germany as contrasted with life in the U.S. Provides continued practice in reading and speaking. Required language laboratory.
HIST H221 Colonial Latin America 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Examines the history of Latin America from before the conquest to independence, with particular emphasis on social, economic, political, and cultural developments between 1492 and 1800.
HIST H222 Latin America since 1800 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Examines the history of Latin America from independence (about 1810) to the present, with particular emphasis on the social, economic, political, and cultural developments of the past hundred years. Introduces major problems facing contemporary Latin America, including the search for stable government, political violence, environmental degradation, and extreme poverty and inequality.
HIST H223 World History since 1400 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Explores the history and interaction of major world regions since about 1400, with particular emphasis on the development of global economic, political, and cultural networks in recent centuries.
HIST H322 Disasters & Modern Society 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Examines how people at different times and places have tried to explain and prevent natural and technological disasters, and how those disasters have influenced the development of modern society. Explores how societies have thought about nature and technology, measured costs in lives and property, and perceived obligations between rich and poor.
HIST H422 Industrial Revolution in Global Context 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Examines the changes in production, distribution, and consumption commonly known as the Industrial Revolution of the 18th and 19th centuries. Explores technological, economic, social, and cultural aspects of these changes, both in industrialized countries and in other parts of the world.
HIST H425 Cities & Technology in the Industrial Age 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Explores development of cities and the machines and systems that make them possible as human life became more and more urban and industrial from 1700 to the present. Compares urban growth and city life in different parts of the world.
HUM H130 Introduction to Sustainability 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: Admission to HERE program or consent of Instructor
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Surveys the fundamentals of sustainability in scientific, technical, and social contexts. Introduces students to the history of environmentalism and sustainability, along with the basics of ecology, climate assessment, natural cycles, life-cycle analysis, environmental economics, and other concepts.
HUM H140 Introduction to Disability Studies 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Introduces disability studies, a multi-disciplinary field that identifies, challenges, and re-conceptualizes representations of disability. Topics may include disability history and policy, activism, bioethics, and the role of technology and engineering in our perceptions of disability.
HUM H236 The American Dream 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Analyzes representations of the American Dream in fictional and non-fictional narratives through a cultural studies approach.
HUM H239 Introduction to Science, Technology and Society 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Investigates the relationships of scientific research and technological development to cultural, historical, and social contexts and values.
HUM H311 Topics in German Culture I 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Examines a variety of historical and contemporary issues in German popular and high culture. Same as GE311.
HUM H332 Don Quixote 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Studies Cervantes’ masterwork in translation and its relationship to the society and literature of its day as well as its relevance to our own. Taught in English.
HUM H333 Representations of Reality 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Examines representative pieces of philosophy, literature, and popular culture that all seek to represent and--in some cases--redefine the notion of "reality."
HUM H334 Gender, Work & Popular Culture 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Examines the intersections of gender, work, and technology using a cultural studies approach. Includes a range of non-fiction texts as well as an analysis of popular culture representations of gender and work.
HUM H337 Latin American Fiction: The Boom & Beyond 0 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Studies writers associated with the “Boom” in Latin American fiction (the expanded popularity beginning in the 1960’s), along with their literary predecessors and descendents. Examines the relationship between literature and cultural context.
HUM H338 Contemporary Arabic Literature in Translation 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Covers a range of literature and film by writers and filmmakers from North Africa, the Middle East, and the Arabic-speaking diaspora. Includes literature in translation by major authors of this genre and critical works by a number of scholars of Arabic literature.
HUM H340 Ethics in Human Communication 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Examines the interconnection between ethics and rhetoric by studying such topics as persuasion versus propaganda, manipulation and distortion through language, leadership and communication, manifestations of prejudice (racism and sexism), language of intimidation and oppression, dehumanizing communication, effects of advertisement, and the content and effectiveness of professional codes for ethical communication.
HUM H345 Presidential Election Rhetoric 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Increases students’ awareness and understanding of the U.S. Presidential election process, candidates, campaign issues, campaign advertising, debates, and the role of the news media. Focuses on analyzing and producing rhetoric associated with presidential campaigns.
HUM H379 Japanese Culture 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Examine Japanese culture in various aspects (e.g., society, arts, history, education, media, and pop culture).
HUM H380 Literature and Human Rights in Latin America 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Explores testimonial narratives, which give a “voice to the voiceless,” allowing marginalized peoples to bear witness to human rights abuses. Examines testimonial narratives in terms of historical context, structure, narrative voice, and effectiveness in addressing situations of oppression and violence. Taught in English.
HUM H386 Hispanic Culture and Civilization: Latin America 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: SPAN L213 Spanish for Engineers permission of instructor.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Introduces Hispanic culture and civilization from its origins to the present. Examines Hispanic Latin American societies through cultural expression, including literature, visual arts, music and film. Analyzes the diversity of cultural aspects of Spanish Latin America. Taught in Spanish.
HUM H387 Hispanic Culture and Civilization: Spain 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: SPAN L213 Spanish for Engineers permission of instructor.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Introduces Hispanic culture and civilization from its origins to the present. Examines Spanish society through cultural expression, including literature, visual arts, music and film. Analyzes the diversity of cultural aspects of Spain. Taught in Spanish.
HUM H390 Saints, Sinners, and Swords: Medieval European Literature 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Studies the development, context, and influence of major and minor works of medieval European literature. Provides a greater understanding of the medieval world and its continuing influence, and improves critical reading skills while enjoying and learning from the literature of the Middle Ages.
HUM H410 Communication Lab Fellow Training 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Prepares students to be fellows in the Rose-Hulman CommLab. Provides introductions to writing center pedagogy, genre theory, and writing style and mechanics. Requires permission of the instructor.
HUM H412 Contemporary Germany 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Introduces historical, political, and cultural issues in German society from 1945 to the present. Compares German to European developments. Same as GE413.
HUM H470 Japanese Media 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Explores historical and contemporary media-related Japanese culture, both in visual and text communications.
IA 236 Communicating STEM to a Public Audience 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Examines the role of scientists and engineers as public intellectuals who can influence policy and public understanding. Emphasizes strategies for communicating technical knowledge to public audiences through popular media.
IA 237 Introduction to Drama 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Traces the development of drama by analyzing representative plays from historical periods and from different cultures. Analyzes how, and why, drama has changed over time and how individual plays mirror their times and cultures.
IA 299 Introduction to Theater Arts 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Explores the whole mechanism of the modern theater and how it works, including principles and theories of theatrical art: production, direction, acting, scenic design, costume design, lighting design, makeup, sound and multimedia, and theater architecture.
JAPN L111 Japanese Language and Culture I 4R-OL-4C F
Prerequisites: Preceding course or placement by examination.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Provide elementary training in speaking, listening, reading and writing Japanese. Three types of characters, Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji will be introduced as well as fundamental linguistic forms and functions of modern Japanese.
JAPN L112 Japanese Language and Culture II 4R-OL-4C W
Prerequisites: Preceding course or placement by examination.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Provide elementary training in speaking, listening, reading and writing Japanese. Three types of characters, Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji will be introduced as well as fundamental linguistic forms and functions of modern Japanese.
JAPN L113 Japanese Language and Culture III 4R-OL-4C S
Prerequisites: Preceding course or placement by examination.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Provide elementary training in speaking, listening, reading and writing Japanese. Three types of characters, Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji will be introduced as well as fundamental linguistic forms and functions of modern Japanese.
JAPN L211 Japanese Language and Culture IV 4R-OL-4C F
Prerequisites: Preceding course or placement by examination.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Provides further training in speaking, listening, reading and writing Japanese. More advanced aspects of modern Japanese such as honorific and humble forms, empathic expressions, casual speech, and male and female speech are examined.
JAPN L212 Japanese Language and Culture V 4R-OL-4C W
Prerequisites: Preceding course or placement by examination.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Provides further training in speaking, listening, reading and writing Japanese. More advanced aspects of modern Japanese such as honorific and humble forms, empathic expressions, casual speech, and male and female speech are examined.
JAPN L311 Japanese Language and Culture VII 4R-XL-4C S (Through Study Abroad Program)
Prerequisites: Preceding course
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Further develops reading, writing, and speaking skills. Students learn technical terms by participating in engineering laboratory with Japanese students. Includes cultural field trips and company visits. [This course is offered as a summer program at Kanazawa Institute of Technology.]
JAPN L312 Japanese Language and Culture VIII 4R-XL-4C S (Through Study Abroad Program)
Prerequisites: Preceding course
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Further develops reading, writing, and speaking skills. Students learn technical terms by participating in engineering laboratory with Japanese students. Includes cultural field trips and company visits. [This course is offered as a summer program at Kanazawa Institute of Technology.]
JAPN L313 Japanese Language and Culture IX 4R-XL-4C S (Through Study Abroad Program)
Prerequisites: Preceding course
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Further develops reading, writing, and speaking skills. Students learn technical terms by participating in engineering laboratory with Japanese students. Includes cultural field trips and company visits. [This course is offered as a summer program at Kanazawa Institute of Technology.]
JAPN L411 Japanese Language and Culture X 4R-0L-4C S (Through Study Abroad Program)
Prerequisites: Preceding course
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Develops advanced language communications skills. Presents further cultural aspects of contemporary Japanese. Introduces reading and writing of scientific Japanese. [This course is offered as a summer program at Kanazawa Institute of Technology.]
JAPN L412 Japanese Language and Culture XI 4R-0L-4C S (Through Study Abroad Program)
Prerequisites: Preceding course
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Develops advanced language communications skills. Presents further cultural aspects of contemporary Japanese. Introduces reading and writing of scientific Japanese. [This course is offered as a summer program at Kanazawa Institute of Technology.]
JAPN L413 Japanese Language and Culture XII 4R-0L-4C S (Through Study Abroad Program)
Prerequisites: Preceding course
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Develops advanced language communications skills. Presents further cultural aspects of contemporary Japanese. Introduces reading and writing of scientific Japanese. [This course is offered as a summer program at Kanazawa Institute of Technology.]
JP 213 Japanese Language and Culture VI 4R-OL-4C S
Prerequisites: Preceding course or placement by examination.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Provides further training in speaking, listening, reading and writing Japanese. More advanced aspects of modern Japanese such as honorific and humble forms, empathic expressions, casual speech, and male and female speech are examined.
MUSI H100 Music Performance 1R-0L-1R
Prerequisites: Consent of instructor
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Applies music skills in performance groups for music minors. May be repeated up to 4 hours.
MUSI H101 Music Theory I: Fundamentals of Tonal Music 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Teaches basic techniques of music notation and analysis of melody, harmony, rhythm, form, and style. Includes a comprehensive Analysis Project.
MUSI H102 Music Theory II: Basic Form and Composition 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: MUSI H101 Music Theory I: Fundamentals of Tonal Music or consent of instructor
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Applies notational and analytical techniques to arranging/composing tasks, using music notation software.
MUSI H201 Early European Music (Before 1650) 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Surveys the early music of Europe in the Medieval, Renaissance, and early Baroque periods and explores problems of accessing musical practices distant and distinct from our own.
MUSI H202 Baroque, Classical, Romantic Music 4R-0L-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Surveys composers, events, and genres of western art music in the “common practice period” and their contexts in world history.
MUSI H203 Modernist and Postmodernist Music 4R-0L-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Surveys composers, events, and genres in the Modern and Postmodern periods and their contexts in world history.
MUSI H204 Popular Music and Recorded Sound 4R-0L-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Surveys the impact of audio recording revolutions of the 20th century on American popular music and explores relationships between technology and its competing and complementary human interests, such as aesthetics, politics, tradition, commerce, law, ethics, among many others.
MUSI H301 Musics of the Global South 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Surveys the role of music in human cultures around the world and explores problems of accessing musical practices distant and distinct from our own, as well as thinking critically about those most familiar to us.
PHIL H101 Introduction to Philosophy 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Introduces the student to the methods and subject matter of philosophy through a selective consideration of fundamental philosophical problems such as the nature of reality, the existence of God, the criteria of knowing, and the basis of morality.
PHIL H102 Critical Thinking and Introduction to Logic 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Introduces students to philosophical methodology for examining the truth of claims and the quality of arguments used to defend them, including informal logic, i.e., the study of arguments in natural language, as well as formal logic, i.e., the study of inference with purely formal content, for the purpose of clarifying thinking and improving reasoning.
PHIL H201 Bioethics 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Examines the major moral issues in the development and practice of biomedicine and biomedical research through the analysis of philosophical and ethical theory as well as analysis of real cases of morally questionable practice in biomedicine. Topics include the autonomy and rights of patients, physicians, and researchers, informed consent and experimentation with humans and animals, the moral status of genetic and reproductive controls and interventions, the extension and termination of life, and the allocation of scarce medical resources.
PHIL H202 Business & Engineering Ethics 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Examines the ethical issues faced by professional businesspeople and engineers working in a global corporate context. Issues include the development and use of codes of professional ethics, the social responsibilities of corporations, the autonomy of professionals, whistleblowing and corporate loyalty, environmental obligations of corporations and professionals, standards of conduct in international business, and the impact of technology on our world.
PHIL H301 Philosophy of Religion 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Examines the basic philosophical problems found in religion. Deals specifically with the nature of religion, the nature and existence of God, religious language, and the religious life.
PHIL H302 Political Philosophy 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Examines the philosophical foundations of social and political organization, governance, rights, liberty, law, individualism, and justice. This course explores fundamental questions about organized society by engaging with classical and contemporary texts dealing with the state of nature, the idea of a social contract and its opposition, democracy and its ideals, virtues, and difficulties, human rights and liberties, alternatives to democracy including communism and communitarianism, and feminist and individualist theories.
PHIL H401 Philosophy of Mind 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Focuses on the philosophical investigation of the nature of the mind, its relationship to the brain/body, the phenomenon known as consciousness, and a host of related issues including freedom of the will and its implications for moral responsibility, the relationship between philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience, the nature of self and personal identity, the possibility of machine and animal consciousness, and the idea of mental disorder.
PHIL H402 Philosophy of Science 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Examines a range of philosophical questions about the methods, foundations, assumptions, and scope of science, including: How does science work? Can science reveal truths about the structure of the world? What is the scientific method and how is it different from other forms of knowledge acquisition, such as philosophy? What is a scientific explanation? What counts as evidence for a theory? What are scientific laws? These and other questions will be explored by engaging with a variety of classical and contemporary philosophical texts and arguments
PHIL H403 Human Nature 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Examines what it means to be human by examining major philosophical texts in the Western tradition in conjunction with recent developments in psychology and cognitive science. The central issues include happiness and the good life, morality, justice, and the structure of human social institutions.
POLS S101 American Politics and Government 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Examines the ideology, culture, political processes, institutions, and public policy of the American democratic system.
POLS S102 International Relations 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Analyzes the structures, actors, and major problems of the international political system.
POLS S103 Comparative Politics 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Examines the politics and government of numerous countries around the world. Explores the concepts and principles of comparative political analysis.
POLS S200 Politics of the Global Economy 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Analyzes the political aspects of the global economy. Reviews the dominant theoretical approaches, concepts, and major issues in the international political economy.
POLS S301 European Politics & Government 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Examines the ideology, culture, political processes, institutions, and public policy of selected European political systems.
POLS S303 The European Union 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Examines the historical development of European integration and current EU institutions, politics, and policy.
POLS S304 British Politics & Government 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Examines the historical development, ideology, culture, political processes, institutions, and public policy of the political system of the United Kingdom.
POLS S400 Seminar on America's Future 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Examines the key political, economic, and security challenges facing the United States in a changing global environment.
PSYC S100 Introduction to Psychology 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

A broad survey of the scientific study of mind and behavior. Topics include learning, perception, emotion, motivation, memory, childhood development, personality, social behavior, and psychological disorders.
PSYC S210 Cognitive Psychology 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Explores how the mind works using experimental findings and psychological models. Topics include perception, attention, memory, reasoning, decision-making and language.
PSYC S220 Social Psychology 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Explores how people's behavior, feelings, and thoughts are influenced by their social environments. Topics include attitude formation, prejudice, relationships, group behavior, conformity, altruism, and aggression.
PSYC S230 Moral Psychology 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Explores the psychology of moral judgment. Topics include the origins of morality, the extent to which people follow consistent moral principles, and the relative roles that emotion and reason play in guiding people's moral judgments.
PSYC S240 Abnormal Psychology 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Explores the diagnosis, causes, and treatments of psychological disorders.
PSYC S310 Studying Human Behavior 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: MA 223 Engineering Statistics I or MA 382 Introduction to Statistics with Probability
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Introduces students to the methods of behavioral science by having them design, run, and analyze actual psychology experiments.
PSYC S410 Computational Psychology 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: MA 381 Introduction to Probability with Applications to Statistics , and either CSSE 120 Introduction to Software Development or CSSE 220 Object-Oriented Software Development or CSSE 221 Fundamentals of Software Development Honors or consent of instructor
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Explores computational principles that can be used to explain human learning and develop intelligent machines. Includes programming assignments.
RELG H101 Introduction to Religious Studies 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Introduces students to central beliefs and practices in several traditions widely recognized as religious. Historically influential theories about the best way to define religion will also be considered.
RELG H201 Nature and Religion 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Examines religious and cultural beliefs, texts, and practices relating to the natural world, focusing primarily on historical transvaluations of the concept of nature.
RELG H212 Introduction to Religious Ethics 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Introduces students to ethical concepts and their justification in several religious traditions. Historically significant debates concerning the intersection of religion and ethics will also be considered.
RELG H250 Religion and Literature 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Explores how people make meaning out of being in the world, ordering experience, interpreting texts, musing about lives and afterlives. Studies books, films, and music that lean on religious traditions, beliefs, and practices, as well as forms of religiosity that invoke narrative and poetic patterns.
RELG H310 Religions and Empires 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Considers religion’s involvement in the expansion of and/or resistance to empire. Looking at diverse instances of this involvement also creates opportunities to explore more general questions about the nature of religion and the processes whereby wider or narrower spaces for cultural diversity are incorporated into group identities.
RELG H311 Women, Religion and Power 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Focuses on women’s participation in and contesting of religion in a wide range of traditions. Looking at these diverse instances of participation and contesting also creates opportunities to explore religion’s influence both on conceptions of gender and on power relations in society.
RELG H342 Christian Antislavery in UK 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Analyzes the religious motivations, social organization, and political strategizing of eighteenth and nineteenth-century Christian anti-slavery activists in the UK. Contemporary scrutiny of these particular activists as moral reformers as well as the general complexity of morally evaluating the past are also major themes.
RH 131 Rhetoric & Composition 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Emphasizes rhetorical analysis oftexts and images,research methods, and theconventions of academic writing, including argumentation.
RH 330 Technical & Professional Communication 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: RH 131 Rhetoric & Composition
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Provides students with instruction and practice in analyzing contexts, audiences, and genres; crafting documents to meet the demands and constraints of professional situations; integrating all stages of the writing process; and collaborating effectively within and across teams.
SOC S101 Introduction to Sociology 4R-OL-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Examines the foundations of sociology, paying particular attention to how humans shape and give meaning to the world in which we live.
SPAN L111 Spanish Language and Culture I 4R-OL-4C F
Prerequisites: Preceding course or placement by examination.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Provides elementary and intermediate training in oral/aural skills, reading, and writing Spanish. Enhances grammar presentations by means of appropriate readings that show the relationship between language and culture.
SPAN L112 Spanish Language and Culture II 4R-OL-4C W
Prerequisites: Preceding course or placement by examination.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Provides elementary and intermediate training in oral/aural skills, reading, and writing Spanish. Enhances grammar presentations by means of appropriate readings that show the relationship between language and culture.
SPAN L113 Spanish Language and Culture III 4R-OL-4C S
Prerequisites: Preceding course or placement by examination.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Provides elementary and intermediate training in oral/aural skills, reading, and writing Spanish. Enhances grammar presentations by means of appropriate readings that show the relationship between language and culture.
SPAN L211 Spanish Language and Culture IV 4R-OL-4C F
Prerequisites: Preceding course or placement by examination.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Stresses conversational skills and intensive first year grammar review. Intermediate reading and discussion of texts on contemporary issues and cultural topics from Latin America and Spain.
SPAN L212 Spanish Language and Culture V 4R-OL-4C W
Prerequisites: Preceding course or placement by examination.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Stresses conversational skills and intensive first year grammar review. Intermediate reading and discussion of texts on contemporary issues and cultural topics from Latin America and Spain.
SPAN L213 Spanish for Engineers 4R-OL-4C S
Prerequisites: SPAN L212 Spanish Language and Culture V or placement by examination
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Stresses language skills useful for the engineering profession. Provides training in advanced reading, writing and conversation with emphasis on the use of language in a professional context.
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