General Education Courses

General Education: Aesthetic Appreciation Courses

CRW 257

Through the study and practice of reading and writing fiction, students will analyze the work of published authors and apply established narrative techniques to their own writings. In instructor-led workshops, students will give as well as take constructive criticism, in order to generate a revised portfolio of their own works of fiction.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: CRW 120 Introduction to Creative Writing
Aesthetic Appreciation
CAT 257

An introduction to video as a creative visual, auditory, and spatial medium. Students learn the fundamentals of video production with the goal of making original work in a the genres of single-channel, performance, and installation. Works by filmmakers and video artists are viewed and discussed. It is highly recommended that students take CAT 126 Digital Photography prior to enrolling in this class.

1.00 c.u.
Aesthetic Appreciation
ENG 258
Also Known As: WMS 258

(Also WMS 258) There is more to Gothic literature than ghosts and spooky houses. This course examines how the genre dramatizes and explores the dark impulses that arise in the human psyche; it also studies how gender and sexuality shape the writing of this literature and the attitudes that it expresses. The course may focus on American Gothic literature or British Gothic literature, and may be repeated for credit when that focus changes.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing
With a final grade of C- or better.
Aesthetic Appreciation, Writing Intensive
WMS 258
Also Known As: ENG 258

(Also ENG 258) Spooky crumbling castles and things that go bump in the night are not all there is to gothic literature. This course examines the ways in which this literary genre delves into the human psyche to explore all the dark impulses that arise from the human soul. The course also looks at ways in which gender and sexuality figure into both the writing of this literature and the attitudes that it expresses. Students learn to examine fiction through a literary critical lens.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing
With a final grade of C- or better.
Aesthetic Appreciation, Transcultural & Global Awareness
CAT 259

This course examines the evolution of mechanically reproduced media and its inevitable application by the aesthetic community, beginning with the invention of the film camera (1800s) to digital technology (1940s), through to contemporary field of interactivity, sound and image. This course discusses the convergence of the scientific, military, and political environments that spawned the employment of technology

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing
Aesthetic Appreciation, Writing Intensive
CRW 271

Through the student and practice of reading and writing poetry, students will analyze the works of published poets and apply established poetic techniques to their won writings. In instructor-led workshops, students will give as well as take constructive criticism, in order to generate a revised portfolio of their own poems.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: CRW 120 Introduction to Creative Writing
Aesthetic Appreciation
ENG 274

This course offers traditional and recent approaches to studying various genres, themes, national and global traditions, historical periods, and critical issues in children’s literature. Topics and texts vary from semester to semester. As topics change, this course may be repeated for credit.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing
With a final grade of C- or better.
Aesthetic Appreciation
ENG 278

A historical and cultural survey of major American figures of the 19th century, including new research on women and African-American figures. Writers may include Emerson, Thoreau, Whitman, Melville, Dickinson, Poe, Hawthorne and Frederick Douglass.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing
With a final grade of C- or better.
Aesthetic Appreciation, Writing Intensive
ENG 279

A study of literature of the United States in the first half of the 20th century. Writers may include Faulkner, Cather, O’Neil, Elliot, Pound, Hughes, Hurston and Hemingway.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing
With a final grade of C- or better.
Aesthetic Appreciation, Education Co-Concentration, Writing Intensive
ENG 281

This course examines the relationship between literature, film and theory. More specifically, it examines how literature and film can encapsulate crucial aspects of a theoretical text, enriching and expanding our experience and understanding of it.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing
With a final grade of C-or better.
Aesthetic Appreciation, Writing Intensive
ENG 364

This course offers traditional and recent approaches to studying Shakespeare’s drama and poetry. Topics and texts vary from semester to semester. As topics change, the course may be repeated for credit. Topics may include genre studies, Shakespeare in performance, Shakespeare and his contemporaries.

Please contact your instructor for specific topic.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing
With a final grade of C- or better, and either a 200-level literature course with a grade of C or better, or the consent of the Instructor.
Aesthetic Appreciation

General Education: Civic Engagement Courses

General Education: Communication Skills Courses

General Education: Information Literacy Courses

General Education: Math Courses

General Education: Problem Solving/Critical Thinking Courses

PHL 230

Moral problems confronted by both the professional and the lay person in health-care institutions and in biological research. Abortion and infanticide, eugenics, euthanasia and suicide, allocation of scarce resources, experimentation, and general criticisms directed at the medical establishment.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing
With a final grade of C- or better.
Problem Solving/Critical Thinking
PSY 230
Also Known As: SOC 230

(Also SOC 230) Human behavior as the interaction of individual and social processes. Recent research on topics such as interpersonal attraction, perception, and small group behavior; analysis of events and environments of current interest.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: SOC 100 Introduction To Sociology , PSY 100 Introduction To Psychology
Problem Solving/Critical Thinking
SOC 230
Also Known As: PSY 230

(Also PSY 230) Human behavior as the interaction of individual and social processes. Recent research on topics such as interpersonal attraction, perception, and small group behavior; analysis of events and environments of current interest.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: PSY 100 Introduction To Psychology , SOC 100 Introduction To Sociology
Problem Solving/Critical Thinking
HIS 233

This course provides for the in-depth study of the people, society, culture, or movements during a particular historical period or for comparative analysis of societies, cultures or movements of people or ideas during particular periods, or other historical moments. This course also allows for the in-depth study of particular historical events. The topic and methods of evaluation will be defined by the instructor of the course. Offered most Spring and Fall semesters.

Please contact your instructor for specific topic.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing
With a final grade of C- or better.
Problem Solving/Critical Thinking
WMS 234
Also Known As: SOC 234

(Also SOC 234)  Problem Solving & Critical Thinking Skills This course examines inequalities in power, privilege, and opportunities, which characterize the structure of most societies. It explores the role of ideology in legitimizing and sustaining unequal treatment due to differences in class, race, ethnicity, and gender. Topics include legal systems and the relation between educational attainment and social mobility.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: SOC 100 Introduction To Sociology , PSY 100 Introduction To Psychology
Problem Solving/Critical Thinking
SOC 234
Also Known As: WMS 234

(Also WMS 234) This course examines inequalities in power, privilege, and opportunities, which characterize the structure of most societies. It explores the role of ideology in legitimizing and sustaining unequal treatment due to differences in class, race, ethnicity, and gender. Topics include legal systems and the relation between educational attainment and social mobility.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: SOC 100 Introduction To Sociology , SOC 215 Statistics For Sociologists
With a grade of C or better.
Problem Solving/Critical Thinking
SOC 235

This course studies cities as physical settings which shape and are shaped by social life, and also the social experiences that such settings produce. The course focuses on cities in history, theories of urbanization, the impact of race, ethnicity, class, and gender on cities, and worldwide urbanization.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: PSY 100 Introduction To Psychology , SOC 100 Introduction To Sociology
Problem Solving/Critical Thinking
CAT 237

This course focuses on the core processes for making a game as a collaborative group. Learn valuable preproduction and documentation skills that go beyond the initial Game Design Document. Manage the project with schedules, milestones, and an iterative development process that includes intensive testing, version control, and effective communication strategies.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: CAT 238 Introduction To Game Programming , CAT 253 Digital Game Design
Take CAT 238 or CAT 253; Junior standing.
Problem Solving/Critical Thinking
HIS 244

This course examines the colonization process of early North America through the making and near unmaking of the United States in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars respectively. Special attention will be paid to competing notions, definitions, and laws regarding citizenship and exclusion. This is the first course in the United State survey. 

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing
With a final grade of C- or better.
Problem Solving/Critical Thinking, Writing Intensive
CAT 247

Students will collaborate across disciplines to identify a project, topic, or design idea of social significance they explore, question, research, and analyze leading to resolution. They will extend their learning experience through trips and virtual worlds to help them design and communicate their work with a public they identify. Discussing, collaboration, innovative research and varied technologies that accompany design practice will be tools for learning and expression in this course.

1.00 c.u.
Problem Solving/Critical Thinking
AFS 248
Also Known As: PHL 248 , ENG 248

(Also ENG/PHL 248) Broad review of the literary period known as the Harlem Renaissance or the New Negro Movement. An examination of poetry, fiction, critical essays, art and music for social and aesthetic values projected in the artistic production of the day. Highlighting the transnational, trans-ethnic texture of African-American social consciousness.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing
With a final grade of C- or better.
Problem Solving/Critical Thinking
PHL 248
Also Known As: ENG 248 , AFS 248

(Also AFS/ENG 248) Broad review of the literary period known as the Harlem Renaissance or the New Negro Movement. An examination of poetry, fiction, critical essays, art andmusic for social and aesthetic values projected in the artistic production of the day.Highlighting the transnational, transethnic texture of African/American social consciousness. Prerequisite: WRT 107 with a final grade of C- or better.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing
With a final grade of C- or better.
Problem Solving/Critical Thinking
ENG 248
Also Known As: PHL 248 , AFS 248

(Also AFS/PHL 248) Broad review of the literary period known as the Harlem Renaissance or the New Negro Movement. An examination of poetry, fiction, critical essays, art and music for social and aesthetic values projected in the artistic production of the day. Highlighting the transnational, transethnic texture of African-American social consciousness.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing
With a final grade of C- or better.
Problem Solving/Critical Thinking
SOC 251
Also Known As: WMS 251

(Also WMS 251) Globalization may be conceptualized as the constellation of transformations and crises with local and global consequences. Global crises are social, economic and political. Driven by networks of power, capital and technology, global processes are changing the structure and meaning of the nation-state, institutions, communities, family, culture and the self worldwide. 

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: SOC 100 Introduction To Sociology
Problem Solving/Critical Thinking
WMS 251
Also Known As: SOC 251

(Also SOC 251)  Problem Solving & Critical Thinking Skills Globalization may be conceptualized as the constellation of transformations and c rises with local and global consequences. Global crises are social, economic and political. Driven by networks of power, capital and technology, global processes are changing the structure and meaning of the nation-state, institutions, communities, family, culture and the self worldwide.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: SOC 100 Introduction To Sociology
Problem Solving/Critical Thinking
ENG 263

The course explores the world of fantasy created by writers of the most imaginative form of fiction. We will explore contemporary and classic novels and short works and our focus will be to differentiate this genre from others. Students will try out story-telling techniques and analyze underlying meanings of works..

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing
With a final grade of C- or better.
Problem Solving/Critical Thinking
CAT 308

This course continues the focus on core methodologies for collaborative game development. The interactive development process will be enhanced through online communication strategies, version control and a rigorous review process. In addition, students will gain a better understanding of the art pipeline for both 2D and 3D game engine environments.  

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: CAT 237 Group Game Project I
Problem Solving/Critical Thinking
GIS 318

Our contemporary political world is a complex one, characterized by both tremendous promise and enduring human misery. Political theory is a realm of intellectual inquiry where we examine our most basic concepts and definitions, engage in normative judgment of our existing systems of government, and articulate and defend a vision of the system of political organization we envision to be ideal. The goal of this course is to familiarize students with important themes within contemporary political theory and the ways in which they relate to the world in which we reside. We will accomplish this through surveying the most influential political theorists of our time. To the extent that this course has an overarching theme, it is a the issue of difference in contemporary political societies whether that difference is encountered in the form of ascriptive identities such as gender and ethnicity, or simply deep disagreements in a more ideological sense.

1.00 c.u.
Problem Solving/Critical Thinking
CAT 365

This course is a collaborative interdisciplinary art class, which concentrates on the development of concepts through research and practice. As a semester long project, students will be asked to write and invent a creation myth, do research around their project and implement their story through artworks.

1.00 c.u.
Problem Solving/Critical Thinking
CAT 368

What does it mean to create meaningful interactive experiences? Students will create interactive installations and environments. Contemporary software and hardware will be covered, with students creating physic projects. A variety of mechanisms (edge detection, color tracking, capacitance sensors, presence sensors, custom switches, etc) will be covered. Class discussions include topics of interactivity, art, media, design, space, and installation.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing
Problem Solving/Critical Thinking
COM 370

(Formerly JOU 370) The purpose of this class is to help students understand the need for ethics in society especially as it pertains to the media. They will also learn how to make ethical decisions using the principles they have learned.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: COM 247 Writing for Radio and Television
Problem Solving/Critical Thinking

General Education: Professionalism & Career Development Literacy Courses

General Education: Scientific Literacy Courses

General Education: Technological & Digital Literacy Courses

General Education: Transcultural & Global Awareness Courses

GIS 215

We examine the social and political currents which first gave rise to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and how these helped it to come to power in 1949. We look at how the CCP consolidated its power and began its attempt to make China, strong, prosperous and socialist. This includes tracing the evolution of CCP ideology, the development and ultimate failure of Maoism (e.g. the Great Leap Forward and Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution). We examine how the CCP initiated a process of reform under Deng Xiaoping, a process which continues to have profound effects on the development of Chinese society and politics. Subsequent social change has created major problems for the CCP. We discuss the ability of the Party to respond to the challenges of political reform, such as whether and/or how to become more democratic, as well as the problems facing continued CCP rule.

1.00 c.u.
Transcultural & Global Awareness
HIS 215

This course will address the historical background for current problems of globalization in areas selected from the following: histories of globalization, colonialisms, the unequal distribution of wealth, global health, including a history of plagues, world trade, ethnic wars and their consequences, terrorism, culture and globalization.  

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing
with a final grade of C- or better.
Transcultural & Global Awareness
CAT 216
Also Known As: AFS 216

(Also AFS 216) Emma Amos, Betty Saar, Sam Gilliam, Jacob Lawrence. Do you recognize the names of these artists? Study the achievements of artists of color. How have they integrated their cultural identity with their self-expression? Where and when have African, European, Latino and Caribbean influences affected their art? How have African-American artists established strong, creative communities? Visits to museums, galleries, and cultural centers in New Jersey and New York.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing
Transcultural & Global Awareness, Writing Intensive
AFS 216
Also Known As: CAT 216

 (Also CAT 216) Emma Amos, Betty Saar, Sam Gilliam, Jacob Lawrence. Do you recognize the names of these artists? Study the achievements of artists of color. How have they integrated their cultural identity with their self-expression? Where and when have African, European, Latino and Caribbean influences affected their art? How have African-American artists established strong, creative communities? Visits to museums, galleries, and cultural centers in New Jersey and New York.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing
With a final grade of C- or better.
Transcultural & Global Awareness, Writing Intensive
AFS 222
Also Known As: ENG 222 , WMS 222

Selected poetry, drama, fiction, autobiography, and essays by African-American authors, with emphasis on literary excellence. Authors range from Phillis Wheatley to Frederich Douglas, Imamu Amiri Baraka, Alice Walker, and Ishmael Reed. Lecture, discussion.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing
With a final grade of C- or better.
Transcultural & Global Awareness
ENG 222
Also Known As: AFS 222 , WMS 222

(Also AFS/WMS 222) Selected poetry, drama, fiction, autobiography, and essays by African-American authors, with emphasis on literary excellence. Authors range from Phillis Wheatley to Frederich Douglas, Imamu Amiri Baraka, Alice Walker, and Ishmael Reed. Lecture, discussion.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing
With a final grade of C- or better.
Transcultural & Global Awareness
WMS 222
Also Known As: AFS 222 , ENG 222

Selected poetry, drama, fiction, autobiography, and essays by African-American authors, with emphasis on literary excellence. Authors range from Phillis Wheatley to Frederich Douglas, Imamu Amiri Baraka, Alice Walker, and Ishmael Reed. Lecture, discussion.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing
With a final grade of C- or better.
Transcultural & Global Awareness
WMS 226
Also Known As: ENG 226 , AFS 226

(Also AFS/ENG 226) Varied works of literature that illustrate how different races, ethnic groups, genders, and classes view themselves and each will be studied.  Included are works of Philip Roth, Mary Gordon, Ishmael Reed and Alice Walker.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing
With a final grade of C-or better.
Transcultural & Global Awareness, Writing Intensive
AFS 226
Also Known As: WMS 226 , ENG 226

Varied works of western and/or non-western literature that illustrates how different races, ethnic groups, genders, and classes view themselves.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing
With a final grade of C-or better.
Transcultural & Global Awareness, Writing Intensive
ENG 226
Also Known As: AFS 226 , WMS 226

(Also AFS/WMS 226) Varied works of western and/or non-western literature that illustrates how different races, ethnic groups, genders, and classes view themselves

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing
With a final grade of C-or better.
Transcultural & Global Awareness, Writing Intensive
HIS 227

This course studies the major world communities in their independent development before European exploration. Students will compare the social and political structures, family structures, economics and technology, religious belief systems, and cultures of the major societies of Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and the Americas.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing
With a final grade of C- or better.
Transcultural & Global Awareness
REL 230

This course will deal with the so-called "primitive’’ religious traditions of the Americas (e.g. Navaho), Polynesia, Australia, and Africa. The course will examine the basic beliefs, practices, world views, and mythologies of these disappearing societies. It will also reconsider the usage of terms such as "primitive,’’ "advanced,’’ etc.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing
With a final grade of C- or better.
Transcultural & Global Awareness
GIS 230

Modern American political thought. Conservatism and liberalism in the American context. The ideologies of the left and the right in contemporary American politics as well as an analysis of their respective constituencies. The role of ideology in American political life.

1.00 c.u.
Transcultural & Global Awareness
LAC 232

(Also ENG 232) Survey of Latin American literatures from the sixteenth century to the present. Emphasis is upon literary discourses the reflect and shape the diverse array of Latin American cultural identities throughout the region.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing
With a final grade of C- or better.
Transcultural & Global Awareness
REL 232
Also Known As: AFS 232

(Aso AFS 232) This course will introduce the student to the basic beliefs and practices of Islam. It will also survey major historical, cultural, theological, and social developments. Special attention will be given to the Arabian origins of Islam and to its subsequent growth into a dynamic global tradition. The role of Islam in the modern world and its impact on American society will also be considered.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing
With a final grade of C- or better.
Transcultural & Global Awareness
CAT 232

Be it anime, judo, sushi, the films of Kurosawa, the cars of Toyota, or the latest game from Nintendo, Japanese culture is very much a part of the American way of life. This course offers a fascinating look at both traditional and contemporary Japanese art forms within the context of Japanese politics, history, and lifestyle. Test, film, multimedia, guests, and class trips will inspire and prepare you for a visit to Japan, and each class session will include lessons in speaking basic conversational Japanese.  

0.50 c.u.
This course may be repeated for credit.
Corequisites: WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing
Transcultural & Global Awareness
AFS 232
Also Known As: REL 232

(Also REL 232) This course will introduce the student to the basic beliefs and practices of Islam. It will also survey major historical, cultural, theological, and social developments. Special attention will be given to the Arabian origins of Islam and to its subsequent growth into a dynamic global tradition. The role of Islam in the modern world and its impact on American society will also be considered.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing
With a final grade of C- or better.
Transcultural & Global Awareness
ENG 232

(Also LAC 232) Survey of Latin American literature from the sixteenth century to the present. Emphasis is upon literary discourses the reflect and shape the diverse array of Latin American cultural identities throughout the region.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing
With a final grade of C- or better.
Transcultural & Global Awareness
REL 233

This course provides for the study of various religious traditions and topics not covered in the regular course offerings. Possible topics may include: contemporary issues in religion; “new” religious movements; religion and art; religion in ancient Egypt, etc.

Please contact your instructor for specific topic.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisite announced with topic.
Transcultural & Global Awareness
CAT 233

On the cutting edge of new media innovation yet drawing upon a rich cultural heritage, Korea is clearly a country on the move. The land of Buddhist temples, tae kwon do, kim chee, hanji papermaking, and other exquisite traditional crafts is also Asia’s most wired nation. Readings, movies, guest speakers, and class trips provide an overview of Korean culture within a historical and political context. Each class session will include lessons in speaking basic conversational Korean, which is accessible to Westerners because it uses a conventional alphabet (han’geul) of vowels and consonants rather than pictographic characters.  

0.50 c.u.
Corequisites: WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing
Transcultural & Global Awareness
CAT 235

European art and architecture from the Renaissance to the late nineteenth century, taught from the perspective of international travel, trade, and cultural interactions. We will study works of art first-hand in New York and local museums and see the influence of key artists on each other, the evolution of their styles, technical practices, and content.  

1.00 c.u.
Corequisites: WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing
Transcultural & Global Awareness
HIS 237

This course surveys both˙ Western and non- Western civilizations and cultures from 1500 to the present. Emphasis is on the political, social, and cultural developments of the major civilizations; the interactions between those civilizations; and the development of a global community since 1500. 

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing
With a final grade of C- or better.
Transcultural & Global Awareness
REL 237

An in-depth exploration of the beliefs, practices, and social institutions of Buddhism. Students will explore the history of Buddhism from its origin in India through its developments in China, Japan, and more recently in Europe and North America. We will also consider increasing importance of Buddhism in modern America culture society

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing
With a final grade of C- or better.
Transcultural & Global Awareness
REL 238

An in-depth exploration of the beliefs, practices, and social institutions of Hinduism. Students will explore the history of Hinduism from its origin in India through its developments in recent centuries as Hindus have migrated around the globe. We will also consider the increasing importance Hinduism in modern American culture and society.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing , REL 233 Selected Topics in Religion
With a final grade of C- or better.
Transcultural & Global Awareness
CAT 251

An in-depth study of the elements of the various styles of American music that were to become hip-hop. Includes examination of how to formulate hip-hop lyrics and beats. Hands-on experience with sequencing software, computers and samplers and opportunities to rhyme and free-style to beats made by class members will also be provided.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: CAT 107 Introduction To Music Technology , CAT 205 Basic Sequencing
Transcultural & Global Awareness

General Education: Writing Courses

General Education: Writing Intensive Courses

HIS 244

This course examines the colonization process of early North America through the making and near unmaking of the United States in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars respectively. Special attention will be paid to competing notions, definitions, and laws regarding citizenship and exclusion. This is the first course in the United State survey. 

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing
With a final grade of C- or better.
Problem Solving/Critical Thinking, Writing Intensive
ENG 251

A study of the entire genre of fiction, including some novels. Emphasis will be placed on fiction of the 19th and 20th centuries.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing
With a final grade of C- or better.
Aesthetic Appreciation, Writing Intensive
ENG 252

Selected plays representing the major periods of the drama from the Greeks to the present, with attention to the religious, social, and theatrical forces that shaped these works. Lecture and discussion.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing
With a final grade of C- or better.
Aesthetic Appreciation, Writing Intensive
HIS 254

This course will focus on the social, political, and economic changes that took place between Reconstruction and the present,thus propelling the United States into a position of global dominance. This course is the third and final course in the United States History sequence. Corequisite: WRT 106.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing
With a final grade of C- or better.
Transcultural & Global Awareness, Writing Intensive
ENG 258
Also Known As: WMS 258

(Also WMS 258) There is more to Gothic literature than ghosts and spooky houses. This course examines how the genre dramatizes and explores the dark impulses that arise in the human psyche; it also studies how gender and sexuality shape the writing of this literature and the attitudes that it expresses. The course may focus on American Gothic literature or British Gothic literature, and may be repeated for credit when that focus changes.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing
With a final grade of C- or better.
Aesthetic Appreciation, Writing Intensive
CAT 259

This course examines the evolution of mechanically reproduced media and its inevitable application by the aesthetic community, beginning with the invention of the film camera (1800s) to digital technology (1940s), through to contemporary field of interactivity, sound and image. This course discusses the convergence of the scientific, military, and political environments that spawned the employment of technology

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing
Aesthetic Appreciation, Writing Intensive
ENG 278

A historical and cultural survey of major American figures of the 19th century, including new research on women and African-American figures. Writers may include Emerson, Thoreau, Whitman, Melville, Dickinson, Poe, Hawthorne and Frederick Douglass.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing
With a final grade of C- or better.
Aesthetic Appreciation, Writing Intensive
ENG 279

A study of literature of the United States in the first half of the 20th century. Writers may include Faulkner, Cather, O’Neil, Elliot, Pound, Hughes, Hurston and Hemingway.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing
With a final grade of C- or better.
Aesthetic Appreciation, Education Co-Concentration, Writing Intensive
ENG 281

This course examines the relationship between literature, film and theory. More specifically, it examines how literature and film can encapsulate crucial aspects of a theoretical text, enriching and expanding our experience and understanding of it.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing
With a final grade of C-or better.
Aesthetic Appreciation, Writing Intensive
HIS 300
Also Known As: WMS 300

This course will examine the treatment of people monetarily improverished by public and private institutions from the colonial period to the modern ear. Changing theories, practices, and attitudes about the poor and about poverty are the focus of study. Of central concern to this course is the response of poor peoples to these policies and the ways in which they resisted and organized. Each student will write a major (20 page) research paper for the course. This course will alternate between a United States history course and a Latin America Caribbean history course.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: HIS 219 Writing History
Or permission of the Instructor.
Writing Intensive
WMS 300
Also Known As: HIS 300

(Also HIS 300) This course will examine the treatment of people monetarily improverished by public and private institutions from the colonial period to the modern ear. Changing theories, practices, and attitudes about the poor and about poverty are the focus of study. Of central concern to this course is the response of poor peoples to these policies and the ways in which they resisted and organized. Each student will write a major (20 page) research paper for the course. This course will alternate between a United States history course and a Latin America Caribbean history course.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: HIS 219 Writing History
Or consent of the Instructor.
Writing Intensive
CHM 303

This four hour laboratory is associated with CHM 301. The course can (but doesn’t have to) be taken concurrently with CHM 301. The course includes basic organic chemical instrumentation, analysis, and techniques.  

0.50 c.u.
Prerequisites: CHM 301 Organic Chemistry I
Or concurrent registration.
Education Co-Concentration, Writing Intensive
CHM 304

This four hour laboratory is associated with CHM 302 and is a continuation of CHM 303. In addition to wet chemistry, the course includes lectures and laboratory exercises on the topics of nuclear magnetic resonance and infrared spectroscopies.  

0.50 c.u.
Prerequisites: CHM 301 Organic Chemistry I , CHM 303 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory , CHM 302 Organic Chemistry II
Or concurrent registration in CHM 302.
Education Co-Concentration, Writing Intensive
PSY 310

This combined lecture and laboratory course includes research projects based on traditional research designs as well as archival, observational, correlational, and quasi-experimental methods. A laboratory component is included in the course.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: PSY 100 Introduction To Psychology , PSY 245 Statistics For The Behavioral Sciences , WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing
Writing Intensive
PSY 311

This combined lecture and laboratory course primarily focuses on qualitative and applied research methods used in educational, social services and corporate settings. Methods covered will include focus groups, structured interviews, archival research and program evaluation.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: PSY 310 Research Methods I , SOC 325 Methods Of Social Research , WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing
Writing Intensive
BUS 332

A course intended for junior-level students. Will examine: foreign currency, accounting principles, foreign exchange, (SPOT, Forward Rates) the International monetary system, foreign exchange risk management, work in capital management in international operations, sources of funds for working capital and longterm investments in international markets. Corequisite: BUS 312.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing
Corequisites: BUS 312 Managerial Finance
Writing Intensive
HIS 333

This course provides for the in-depth study of the people, society, culture, or movements during a particular historical period or for comparative analysis of society's, cultures, or movements of people or ideas during particular periods, or other historical moments. This course also allows for the in-depth study of particular historical events. Each student will write amajor (20 page) research paper for this course. The topic and methods of evaluation will be defined by the instructor of the course. Prerequisites: HIS 219; WRT 107.

Please contact your instructor for specific topic.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: HIS 219 Writing History
With prior permission of the Instructor.
Writing Intensive
ENG 333

This course offers traditional and recent approaches to studying various genres, themes, historical periods, and critical issues in the texts from more than one national literature. Topics and texts vary from semester to semester. As topics change, this course may be repeated for credit.

Please contact your instructor for specific topic.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing
And either a 200-level literature course with a grade of C or better, or the consent of the Instructor.
Writing Intensive
CRW 348

Intensive work in creative non-fiction, including the memoir, personal essay, epistolary forms, and travel writing. Frequent writing assignments designed to help students find an individual writing voice and hone their skills in prose. Culminates in a portfolio of original prose and a public reading for the college community

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: CRW 120 Introduction to Creative Writing , WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing
With a final grade of C- or better, and either a 200-level literature course with a grade of C or better, or the consent of the Instructor.
Writing Intensive
NUR 355

Focuses on research as a foundation for practice, education, and health care policy. Introduces the concepts and processes of nursing research and evidence based practice to enable students to become critical consumers and evaluators of research findings for use in practice. Includes weekly laboratory session that focus on different styles of writing and the effectiveness of the writing as a means of professional communication.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: MTH 200 Applied Statistics I
All 200 Level Nursing courses;
Corequisites: NUR 323 Psychiatric/Behavioral Health Nursing , NUR 349 Growth And Development , NUR 268 Integrated Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Nursing Practice I
Writing Intensive
NUR 355RN

Introduces the concepts and processes of nursing research and evidence based practice to enable students to become critical consumers and evaluators of research findings. Focuses on the utilization and application of research and evidence based findings in practice. 

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: NUR 305RN Bridge to the Profession - RN , NUR 335RN Health And Physical Assessment- RN , MTH 200 Applied Statistics I
Writing Intensive
CAT 360

In-depth study of the latest developments in the technical aspects of communications and the arts (e.g., virtual reality, hypertext, etc.). This course may be repeated once for credit.

Please contact your instructor for specific topic.

1.00 c.u.
Writing Intensive
LAC 361

(Also HIS 361) This course will examine the “democratic” Revolutions in the United States, France, and Haiti. Precipitating events, choices, and outcomes will be analyzed through the process of comparing and contrasting the revolutions in each location. The treatment of racial, ethnic, and religious minorities will be given special consideration when considering ideas of citizenship and nationhood. Each student will write a major (20 page) research paper for this course.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: HIS 219 Writing History , WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing
With a minimum grade of C- or higher
Writing Intensive
HIS 361

(Also LAC 361) This course will examine the “democratic” Revolutions in the United States, France, and Haiti. Precipitating events, choices, and outcomes will be analyzed through the process of comparing and contrasting the revolutions in each location. The treatment of racial, ethnic, and religious minorities will be given special consideration when considering ideas of citizenship and nationhood. Each student will write a major (20 page) research paper for this course.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: HIS 219 Writing History
Writing Intensive
AFS 363
Also Known As: ENG 363

(Also ENG 363) Distinguished writers of African, Afro-Caribbean, Afro-Latin and African-American heritage. Emphasis is upon the theory and practice of Diaspora, and how it has shaped the literary voices of writers of African descent.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing
A 200-level literature course with a grade of C or better, or the consent of the Instructor.
Transcultural & Global Awareness, Writing Intensive

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