Professional & Continuing Studies

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Fall 2022

  • COMM245172, Media and Society – 3 credit hours
    • Instructor: Lydia Timmins, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Communication
    • The relationship between media and culture; how media affect culture (i.e., socialization and role modeling); and exploration of new forms of mass communication.
    • Fulfills the Social and Behavioral Sciences University Breadth Requirement with a grade of C- or higher. Additionally, may fulfill a Social and Behavioral Science College Breadth Requirement for some majors.
  • WOMS201172, Introduction to Women’s Studies – 3 credit hours
    • Instructor: Andrea Glass-Heffner, Ph.D., Affiliated Assistant Professor, Women and Gender Studies
    • Study of causes and conditions determining women’s status in society, as evidenced in institutional structures and personal relations between men and women. Taught from multidisciplinary perspectives.
    • Fulfills the Social and Behavioral Sciences University Breadth Requirement with a grade of C- or higher. Additionally, may fulfill a Social and Behavioral Science College Breadth Requirement for some majors. Fulfills the University’s Multicultural Requirement.
  • GEOL105172, Geological Hazards and Their Human Impact – 3 credit hours
    • Instructor: Adam Wallace, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Earth Sciences
    • Geological processes and events that adversely affect humans and civilization. Methods for predicting and dealing with geological hazards.
    • Fulfills the Math, Natural Sciences and Technology University Breadth Requirement with a grade of C- or higher. Additionally, may fulfill a Math, Natural Sciences and Technology College Breadth Requirement for some majors. 

Spring 2023

  • ANFS102172, Food for Thought – 3 credit hours
    • Instructor: Kali Kniel, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Animal and Food Sciences
    • Overview of our foods today including how the composition, safety, processing and chemistry influence our choices and overall production. The effects of social influences and marketing of foods will be discussed as these are important considerations for individuals and food companies.
    • Fulfills the Math, Natural Sciences and Technology University Breadth Requirement with a grade of C- or higher. Additionally, may fulfill a Math, Natural Sciences and Technology College Breadth Requirement for some majors. Fulfills the University’s Multicultural Requirement.
  • ART204172 – Media/Design/Culture – 3 credit hours
    • Instructor: Aaron Terry, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Art and Design
    • Current and historical media processes and their impact on art, design and culture. Image making and manipulation, video, audio, interactivity and connectivity. Viewing fine art and design projects, the historical aspects of design and digital media, basic media theory, and universal principles of software and digital media. Projects include writing, creating visual media and making presentations. Unfamiliar media experienced firsthand through exhibitions, screenings, lectures, online exploration and consumer media devices.
    • Fulfills the Creative Arts and Humanities University Breadth Requirement with a grade of C- or higher. Additionally, may fulfill a Creative Arts and Humanities College Breadth Requirement for some majors. Fulfills the University’s Multicultural Requirement.
  • ARTH101172 – Visual Culture – 3 credit hours
    • Instructor: Jason Hill, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Art History
    • Explores the ways we make, perceive and experience images and artifacts. Students will hone their skills in seeing, analyzing historical models and critically engaging in discussions of visual art and material cultures in selected eras and civilizations around the world.
    • Fulfills the Creative Arts and Humanities University Breadth Requirement with a grade of C- or higher. Additionally, may fulfill a Creative Arts and Humanities College Breadth Requirement for some majors. Fulfills the University’s Multicultural Requirement.
  • PHYS144172, Concepts of the Universe – 3 credit hours
    • Instructor: Veronique Petit, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy
    • Survey of astronomy emphasizing early and modern concepts. Stars, planets, galaxies, cosmic evolution and intelligent life are studied in the context of physical principles which describe the dynamics of the universe. Scientific process is used to interpret observations that shape our perceptions of the cosmos.
    • Fulfills the Math, Natural Sciences and and Technology University Breadth Requirement with a grade of C- or higher. Additionally, may fulfill a Math, Natural Sciences and Technology College Breadth Requirement for some majors.