DRA 101 – Intro to Theatre
Introduces drama as a separate literary form as approached historically from Greek drama to the present, including both classic and contemporary drama.
EDU 235 – Children’s Literature
Teaches the criteria for choosing the best children’s literature and applies that criteria to evaluating materials to be used in the classroom.
LIT 101 – Intro to Literature
An introduction to the study of short fiction, poetry, and drama.
LIT 110 – American Lit to Mid-1800s
Explores major American writers (including Native Americans) and their contributions to American letters from Puritan times to 1865.
LIT 111 – American Lit Since Mid-1800s
Explores major American writers and their contributions to American letters from the post-Civil War era through modern periods.
LIT 150 – World Literature I
Literature from the Ancients, classical Greece and the Renaissance.
LIT 161 – The Short Story
Evolution of the short story as a literary form, with emphasis on analysis and appreciation.
LIT 184 – Young Adult Literature
This course is designed to help adults who work with young adults become more familiar with teens and their literature, and select the best literature available based upon criteria and sources that allow for the selection of the best literature for young adults.
MUS 100 – Music Appreciation
Studies the elements and history of music with concentration on critical listening skills. Includes a review of music history; styles; genres; form and content; schools of composers; and social and historical events of the past and present that influence music selections.
MUS 203 – History of American Music†
History of American Music examines musical development in the United States. This course will study the elements and history of American music with concentration on critical listening skills. Includes a review of American music history, styles, genres, form and content, schools of composers and social and historical events of the past and present that influence music selections. Styles include fine art music, popular styles, jazz, blues, country, musical theatre and rock.
MUS 205 – Jazz History & Appreciation
Studies the elements and history of jazz music with concentration on critical listening skills. Includes a review of jazz history, styles, genres, form and content, composers, and social and historical events of the past and present that influence music selections.
ART 101 – Art Appreciation†
Introduces art as a visual language, along with the methods and materials used. A brief art survey is also included, with the intent of helping the student become more informed about the visual arts.
ART 203 – Art History I
Art History I is a survey of art history from the Paleolithic period to the Renaissance period. General artistic trends from each period and specific styles and innovations will be introduced and compared with the individual cultures and lifestyles of the people(s) involved.
ART 204 – Art History II
Art History II is a survey of art history from the Renaissance period to the Post-Modern period. General artistic trends from each period and specific styles and innovations will be introduced and compared with the individual cultures and lifestyles of the people(s) involved.
PHI 101 – Intro to Philosophy
Considers broad fundamental ideas about knowledge, the nature of reality, human nature and society. It is also concerned with words and concepts, their meaning and their logical relationship to each other.
PHI 105 – Intro to Ethics
This introductory course examines contemporary ethical conflicts and provides an understanding of the language, concepts and traditions of ethics.
REL 101 – Survey of World Religions†
A survey of the major religions of the eastern and western world. Each is placed in its historical context, and its major tenets are explored. Goals include a general understanding of the various religions studied, some specific insights into each religion’s belief structures and discussion of the general function of religion in human experience.
FLF 141 – Elementary French I
Introductory course for those with no prior background. Students become acquainted with the sounds and structure of French emphasizing useful vocabulary and development of basic conversational skills.
FLF 142 – Elementary French II
Progressive development of French language skills with additional emphasis on reading.
Prerequisites: FLF 141 – Elementary French I
FLS 104 – Spanish for Professionals
This course is designed to provide non-Spanish speaking professionals with functional skills in Spanish. Spanish phrases, commands and questions practical to education are covered. No prior knowledge of Spanish necessary.
FLS 141 – Elementary Spanish I
Introduction to the Spanish language and culture; practice in all the basic skills.
FLS 142 – Elementary Spanish II
This course aims to continue development of functional proficiency in Spanish through listening, speaking, reading and writing to, and with others. Students will expand their ability to communicate in Spanish in everyday, practical situations.
Prerequisites: FLS 141 – Elementary Spanish I
FLS 241 – Intermediate Spanish I
Review and expansion of grammar, selected reading and further practice in oral and written communication.
Prerequisites: FLS 142 – Elementary Spanish II
FLS 242 – Intermediate Spanish II
FLS 242 Intermediate Spanish II provides a course to develop an increasingly complex oral and written comprehension of the Spanish language, while further developing their fluency in writing, speaking, listening, and reading the language.
Prerequisites: FLS 241 – Intermediate Spanish I
HIS 110 – Western Civilization: Ancient to Early Modern†
Surveys the origins of human civilization in the Near East, the great rise of Greece and Rome and concludes with the Enlightenment.
HIS 111 – Western Civilization: Early Modern to Present†
Examines an extremely dynamic phase of European and world history.
MMS 101 – Mass Media
An introductory course that studies mass media and society. The class includes a historical and contemporary overview of industries, professions, processes and social effects of the mass media.
SOC 186 – Contemporary Global Issues†
A survey course to identify and analyze the variety and extent of global economic, political, social and cultural problems and issues.