College of Letters and Sciences: General

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

LSINDP 100 FOREIGN FILM APPRECIATION
GH
1 u

This course seeks to expand the cinematic horizon of course participants and to expose them to historical, social, economic, and political issue of foreign cultures through film.

LSINDP 399 CAREER INFORMATION IN ARTS & COMMUNICATION, LETTERS AND SCIENCES

1 u

Offered on a Satisfactory/No Credit basis only. Career information specifically for Arts & Communication and Letters & Sciences majors, focusing on self-analysis in preparation for the job search, resume-writing and interviewing. Particular attention will be given to career opportunities, the value of the degree program and possibilities for graduate study.

Prereq: Sophomore standing.

Unreq: ACINDP 399.

LSINDP 490/690 WORKSHOP
Repeatable
1-3 u

LSINDP 491/691 TRAVEL STUDY
Repeatable
1-3 u

LSINDP 496/696 SPECIAL STUDIES
Repeatable
1-3 u

LSINDP 498 INDEPENDENT STUDY
Repeatable
1-3 u


INTERDEPARTMENTAL COURSES

ENVSCI 200 INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
GM
4 u

The introductory course for the environmental sciences major introduces students to the complexity of topics included in environmental sciences and is the important first step in the major. A one hour discussion section allows students and instructors to explore current topics and issues that fall within environmental science.

ENVSCI 400 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE CAPSTONE

3 u

This course enables students to utilize the wide range of knowledge and skills acquired in other courses to complete an original, interdisciplinary environmental science research project while acquiring and refining crucial skills such as research design, analysis, presentation, and teamwork that will prepare them for a career in environmental sciences.

Prereq: Environmental Science major, Senior status or consent of instructor.

PAX 200 INTRODUCTION TO PEACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

3 u

Introduction to Peace and Social Justice teaches an interdisciplinary approach to understanding peace - as more than the absence of war. It explores multiple ways to create the conditions where social justice can flourish from global to local levels. Themes: non-violence, conflict resolution, human rights, environmental sustainability, and social inequality

Prereq: GENED 120, 130 or 140.

Unreq: POLISCI 200, SOCIOLGY 200

PAX 375 RESTORATIVE JUSTICE

3 u

This course offers an overview of Restorative Justice including a consideration of definitions, cultural roots, theoretical orgins, key principles, models and practices, global conflicts and peaceful resolutions, controversial issues, and future directions. The course also provides a critical assessment of the potential of Restorative Justice as well as its limitations.

SOCIOLGY 276 or consent of instructor.

Unreq: SOCIOLGY 375

PAX 488 SPECIAL TOPICS IN PEACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

3 u

The Capstone Special Topics teaches interdisciplinary analytical approaches to peace and social justice. Based on the sponsoring department, the topics under investigation will vary. Students will learn peace-building skills through theoretical and practical exercises and active participation in the face of fundamental environmental, economic and human crises.

Prereq: Sophomore standing or consent of instructor.



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