900 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

900-110 WORLD OF THE ARTS GA 3 cr
This course exposes students to the areas of Dance, Music, Theatre, and Visual Art. Students will gain insight into the basic components of the arts, the role of art in society, and be given an historical perspective on art. Students will attend performing arts events and see work in the gallery context. Both western and non-western arts will be explored. May not be taken on an S/NC grade basis.
Unreq: 100-105.

900-120 THE UNITED STATES EXPERIENCE IN A WORLD CONTEXT GH 3 cr
This course examines the development of the United States, its peoples, cultures, values, and institutions, in a global context of comparative history focusing on the changing role of the U.S. in the world. Drawing from 18th and 19th century backgrounds, the course will primarily consider 20th century developments. May not be taken on a S/NC grade basis.
Unreq: 740-105.

900-130 INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIETY GS 3 cr
This course critically examines how people influence and are affected by their social worlds from the perspectives of anthropology, psychology, sociology and women's studies. The course focuses on how we experience life as individuals and as members of cultural systems that shape our personalities, behavior, and perceptions of the world. May not be taken on an S/NC grade basis.
Unreq: 840-105, 880-105, 890-105 and 892-105.

900-140 GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES GS 3 cr
This course introduces students to key terms, concepts, issues and relationships in economics, geography and political science. The course investigates how increasing globalization impacts issues such as the authority and competence of the nation-state, population growth and migration, economic development and trade and patterns of international cooperation and conflict. May not be taken on an S/NC grade basis.
Unreq: 230-105, 722-105, 820-105.

900-390 THE WORLD OF IDEAS GH 3 cr
This course examines themes and issues that have had a significant impact upon the world's civilizations. Readings will focus on primary texts representing major historical periods, world cultures, and diverse perspectives. This course will stress critical and analytical thought, drawing upon knowledge obtained in this and earlier core courses. May not be taken on a satisfactory/no credit grade basis.
Prereq: 680-101 and 680-102, junior standing, and completion of all other core courses. Unreq: 600-390.

INTRAUNIVERSITY

900-010 AN INTRODUCTION TO UNIVERSITY LIFE     1 cr
A course designed to help new freshmen successfully cope with the new experience of university life. Students will explore ways to improve their study skills and master time management strategies while practicing writing techniques which will enhance communication abilities. Students will also develop skills of social interaction, self-awareness and development, interpersonal communication, and decision making. The university's resources, policies and procedures will be reviewed. (Students who need help with specific study techniques may also wish to enroll in 930-050 Study/academic Survival Skills.)

INTRAUNV  104  NEW STUDENT SEMINAR     GI         1 cr
This course is designed to help facilitate a positive adjustment to the first year of college through the development of both written and oral communication skills, critical thinking skills, and group presentation skills. Students will: explore the purposes of higher education and its potential outcomes; develop skills of social interaction, self-awareness, and personal development through team projects and class presentations, attendance at university events, and programs promoting an appreciation of diversity; review the university's resources, policies, and procedures; investigate personal interests and strengths while setting academic and personal goals; and learn effective skills to help them cope with the world around them.
Prereq: Open to Freshmen Only.

 900-494 SEMINAR 1-3 cr
An advanced level undergraduate seminar that offers broad opportunities for study of university-wide issues with small group discussion. Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits.
Prereq: Junior standing or consent of instructor.

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