CORE COURSES (900)
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.
900-120 THE UNITED STATES EXPERIENCE IN A 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: 740-125 and 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.
900-150 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN SOCIETY GM 3 cr
This course examines basic scientific concepts, technological advances, and their
impact upon society. Science processes will be examined to illustrate how knowledge
is acquired. Advantages and limitations of the scientific method will be considered.
The effect of science and technology on society will be a continuing theme. May not
be taken on a satisfactory/no credit grade basis.
Coreq: 760-141 or 760-140. Unreq: 600-105.
900-390 THE WORLD OF IDEAS GH 3 cr
This corse 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, or consent of instructor. Unreq: 600-390.