WRITING 101 [O] Building Stories
Architecture is not a passive structure we occupy; it shapes our minds and imaginations, influencing what we do and how we do it. In this course, we’ll explore virtual and real spaces ranging from websites and home pages, to homes, hospitals, and prisons. We’ll also approach writing as a form of building, breaking out of the boring 5-paragraph essay blueprint into order reimagine essays as enticing dwelling spaces for readers. In this course, you must think of yourself not just as a writer of college papers, but as an architect, designer, and builder of multimedia essays. The course itself inhabits the digital realm: you’ll publish your essays on a course website and design a website of your own, which you can use to showcase your work throughout your career. No previous technological training needed, but creativity, critical thinking, and a collaborative spirit are required.
Chemistry 115 – Principles of Chemistry
Topics include stoichiometry, chemical thermodynamics, atomic and molecular structure, chemical equilibria, chemical dynamics, and descriptive chemistry of the main group elements. The laboratory illustrates the lecture topics and emphasizes quantitative measurements. This course is intended for students who plan to take additional courses in chemistry.
Economics 101 – Introductory Economics
Theories and institutions that organize and direct economic activities in contemporary society. Covering both microeconomics and macroeconomics, prepares students for understanding domestic and international economic issues, and serves as a foundation for further work in economics.
Spanish 102 – Elementary Spanish II
Development of further skills in speaking, understanding, reading and writing Spanish through a review of grammar and readings in the literature and culture of Spain and/or Latin America. Requires attendance at Assistant Teacher sessions twice a week and online work through the Language Resource Center. Conducted in Spanish.
Physics 130 – General Physics with Calculus I
D. Boye & M. Kuchera
Mechanics, rotational motion, fluids, waves, sound, and thermodynamics. More comprehensive than Physics 120 and designed for students who intend to major in chemistry, physics, and/or plan to pursue a degree in engineering. One laboratory each week.
Math 112 – Calculus I and Modeling
An introduction to the differential and integral calculus of algebraic, trigonometric, exponential, and inverse trigonometric functions with applications including graphical analysis, optimization, and numerical methods. An emphasis on investigating mathematical approaches to describing and understanding change in the context of problems in the life sciences.
Spanish 201 – Intermediate Spanish
Extensive reading and discussion in Spanish of texts of moderate difficulty in the cultures and literatures of Spain, Latin America and US Latino; grammar study; extensive conversation practice. Requires attendance at Assistant Teacher sessions once a week and online work through the Language Resource Center. Service learning may be required. Meets the degree requirement for proficiency in foreign language. Conducted in Spanish.
Theatre 200 – Production Techniques
Audience expectations for production quality have risen steadily since the days of Greek drama and the demand for technically literate artists and creators has never been higher. This course aims to empower you, the creator, with both technical and analytical skills you need to turn your idea into a live performance, art installation, or design. Explore how the history of stagecraft can be applied to contemporary challenges. Communicate technical information clearly with both drawings and writing. Utilize industry standard, professional resources to create high quality production elements. No shop or theatre experience required.