Summer 2014

Alvaro A. Bernal, Spanish For Healthcare Professionals, Summer 2014

Course Description:

This course is designed as a practical elementary/introductory Spanish course that will include technical vocabulary and idiomatic expressions needed by healthcare professionals who must communicate orally with Spanish-speaking patients. We will emphasize grammar, speaking and pronunciation skills. Students will learn and practice useful phrases within a medical context as well as acquire vocabulary and basic grammatical knowledge.

Required Texts:

- Spanish for Health Care. Patricia Rush and Patricia Houston. Second Edition, Pearson.Textbook and Workbook.
- English-Spanish/Spanish-English Pocket Oxford Spanish Dictionary [Paperback] Nicholas Rollin (Editor), Carol Styles Carvajal (Editor), Jane Horwood (Editor)

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Barbara Petrosky, Special Topics in Literature, Summer 2014

Course Description

This course, taught in English and offered infrequently, will treat some aspect of French literature.

Required Texts:

Honoré de Balzac, Sarrasine, Photocopy
Gustave Flaubert, Three Tales, Penguin Classics
Villiers de l’Isle-Adam, Contes Cruels, Photocopy
Guy de Maupassant, A Parisian Affair and Other Stories, Penguin Classics

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Catherine S. Cox, Narrative Literature, Summer 2014

Course Description

Traces the course of narrative literature from the epic through the novel, with an emphasis on the search for form.

Required Texts:

Norton Critical Don Quijote
Bantam/Ginsburg Notes from Underground
New Directions/Levitin Soulstorm.

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Derek A. Leben, Philosophy and Film, Summer 2014

Course Description

This is an introductory aesthetics course dealing with philosophy and film.

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Jeremy C. Justus, Film Analysis, Summer 2014

Course Description

This course introduces students to the art of cinema and to the techniques for its formal and iconographic analysis. It examines the nature of shot composition and visual framing, the use of color, the role of lighting as a pictorial element, the potentials of camera movement, the modes of editing and the nature of image/sound montage. It also introduces students to dominant cinema forms—narrative, experimental, documentary, etc.—and connects the cinema to visual arts (like painting and sculpture).

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Required readings are available on Courseweb.

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Kimberly A. Douglas, Composition 2, Summer 2014

Course Description

In this course, a companion course to Freshman Writing Seminar and Composition 1, students study and practice essay writing in more depth. The course also includes an introduction to researching and writing from sources. Required of all freshmen. Prerequisite: ENGCMP 0002 or ENGCMP 0003 or ENGCMP 0005.

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Kristen L. Majocha, Intercultural Communication, Summer 2014

Course Description

An analysis of various foreign cultures and U.S. subcultures focusing on communication behavior. Attitudes held by each group and problems that may arise in exchange of ideas between groups are studied.

Required Texts:

Lustig, M. W. & Koester, J. (Eds.). (2005). Among US: Essays on identity, belonging, and intercultural competence (2nd ed.). New York: Addison Wesley Longman.

Martin, J. N. & Nakayama, T. K. (2010). Intercultural communication in contexts (5th ed.). Mountain View, CA: Mayfield.

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Kristen L. Majocha, Introduction to Communication, Summer 2014

Course Description

An introduction to communication theory with consideration given to how theoretical stances relate to areas of communication study including interpersonal communication, small-group communication, mass communication, organizational communication, and gender issues in communication.

Required Texts:

Human Communication; The Basic Course, by Joseph A. Devito. (11th Ed. or earlier) Pearson, 9780205522590

Kristen L. Majocha, Public Speaking, Summer 2014

Course Description

Introduction to the composition, delivery, and critical analysis of informative and persuasive speeches.

Required Texts:

Ford-Brown, Lisa. DK Guide to Public Speaking. Boston: Allyn & Bacon, 2012. ISBN-13: 978-0-205-75011-5; ISBN-10: 0-205-75011-7.

Marissa K. Landrigan, Introduction to Creative Writing, Summer 2014

Course Description

This course offers students an introductory study of the written arts. Through the close reading of modern and contemporary texts and guided experimentation in a variety of genres (e.g., poetry, fiction, drama, and creative nonfiction), students will examine, explore, and discuss the creative process. Class may be taken by freshman English writing majors. Prerequisite: ENGCMP 0004 or 0006.

Required Texts:

Imaginative Writing, edited by Janet Burroway, 3rd ed. Pearson Longman (IW)

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