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Engagement with the writing process, from brainstorming to drafting to peer editing to proofreading. Focuses on language use, strategies of organization, handling of primary and secondary evidence (a short research essay is required).
Close examination of assumptions, choices, and techniques which go into a students own writing and the writing of others.
To develop writing skills requisite for most professional activities. Emphasis on methods of research, organization, and writing techniques useful in preparing business and professional memos, letters, reports, and proposals. This course does not count toward the humanities distribution requirement for B.A. candidates.
Presents argument as a process of inquiry. Applies critical and creative thinking to analyzing and composing effective argument. Addresses contexts and ideologies as a component of audience receptivity to ideas. Writers form and test ideas from pluralistic perspectives on controversial issues about which reasonable people disagree, including culturesensitive
NOTE: This course also satisfies the following goal(s): Critical Thinking
This course introduces students to new forms of writing (beyond word processing and desktop publishing) made possible by computershypertext, electronic mail, and computer conferencingand explores what impact these new forms will have on literacy skills for writers and readers of such computer-delivered texts.
Designed as an introduction to the logical foundation and rhetorical framework of effective writing.
The study of writing in relation to the teaching of writing in the schools. Students will evaluate their own writing strengths and weakness and complete a series of writing assignments meant to improve their writing skills. Additionally, students will read current, selected works in composition theory and learn how to apply their new understandings about writing to
An introduction to academic writing as a means of discovery and record. Study of and practice in the procedures, conventions, and terminology of the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Research-intensive.
Offers instruction and practice in writing argumentative essays about complicated and controversial issues. The course focuses on strategies for identifying issues, assessing claims, locating evidence, deciding on a position, and writing papers with clear assertion and convincing arguments.
Instruction in preparing engineering and other technical proposals and reports, with an introduction to the use of graphics.
A writing workshop in nonfiction prose. Students complete an extended inquiry project (estimated 15 pages) and a reflective essay on themselves as writers, specific topics to be approved by the instructor. Intensive daily participation and interactive peer review of work in progress.
Structure and internal operation of computers, stressing the architecture and assembly language programming of a specific computer. Additional topics include digital hardware and microprogramming. Lecture and laboratory.
Survey of the various groups of plants, including their structure, behavior, life histories, classification, and economic importance. (Lab fee required.)
NOTE: This course also satisfies the following goal(s): Critical Thinking, Natural & Physical Sciences
The focus on the seminar will be thinking, questioning, and writing from sociological perspectives. Students will frame sociological questions, match data to questions, develop sociological arguments, learn effective methods for doing library searches and organizing information, and then will write and polish their papers. Offered spring semesters. Required for
Topics in psychology and interdisciplinary applications. May be repeated provided different topics are studied.
NOTE: This course also satisfies the following goal(s): Oral Communication, Critical Thinking
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NOTE: This course also satisfies the following goal(s): Quantitative Reasoning, Information Technology Fluency
An analysis of the major approaches to and techniques of the systematic study of political science. Professionally oriented. Required for majors.
NOTE: This course also satisfies the following goal(s): Quantitative Reasoning, Critical Thinking, Social & Behavioral Sciences
The coming together of the three races in the New World; the construction of a social, political, and economic order; the resilience and/or fragility of the social, political, and economic order in modern times.
NOTE: This course also satisfies the following goal(s): Critical Thinking, Diversity
Independent study and reading, with emphasis on basic chemistry and interdisciplinary applications. Research reports and discussions by students and faculty.
NOTE: This course also satisfies the following goal(s): Oral Communication
Working seminar stressing the creation of journalistic stories for diverse audiences. Students will learn to develop story ideas, gather information, combine visual and verbal messages, and to write and edit news.
Specific topics of particular interest in the ethnographic arts. Topics thematically based. (A150 and A458 may not both betaken for credit.)
NOTE: This course also satisfies the following goal(s): Diversity
Course integrates the four basic language skills into a structured approach to composition. Some review of selected points of Spanish grammar included. Emphasis on correct usage, vocabulary building, and stylistic control.
Topics in sociology and sociological applications. May be repeated provided different topics are studied.
Introduction to methods of cross-cultural analysis; study of key theories derived from comparative analysis, with emphasis on determinants and consequences of industrialization.
Readings and discussion of selected problems; research paper usually required. Seminar divided into sections to allow students to select an area of study. May be repeated once for credit. Required for majors.
Students will apply the nursing process to the care of clients experiencing acute multisystem alterations in health.
Students will have the opportunity to use interview, observation, percussion, palpation, inspection, and auscultation in assessing clients across the lifespan in simulated and actual environments.
Overview of the theories and principles of effective communication in interpersonal, group, organizational, and public settings.
A study of the architecture, sculpture, painting, and ceramics of the ancient world. Emphasis on ancient Greece and Rome.
A survey of the arts of Pacific island groups. Emphasis on the sculptural forms of Polynesia, Micronesia, and Melanesia.
Major painters and artistic movements in western Europe and the United States during the nineteenth century.
A survey of Japanese art from the introduction of Buddhism to the nineteenth century.
Concerns problems of teaching mathematics, including the methods, procedures, devices, materials, and outstanding research in the field.
Concerns problems of teaching English, including the methods, procedures, devices, materials, and outstanding research in the field.
Concerns problems of teaching science, including the methods, procedures, devices, materials, and outstanding research in the field.
Concerns problems of teaching social studies, including the methods, procedures, devices, materials, and outstanding research in the field.
Graduated laboratory practice relating elementary principles of measurement technologies to current research applications. (Lab fee required.)
Independent study and reading, with emphasis on basic chemistry and environmental chemistry applications. Research report and discussion by students and faculty. The chosen topic must relate to the environment.
Individual topics vary. Will be listed in course schedule. May be repeated with consent of instructor.