Fall 2014

Amy Bradley, Public Relations 1, Fall 2014

Course Description:

Students study the concepts and practices of internal and external public relations. Along with contemporary theory, the course stresses writing, communication, layout, and design. Writing skills expected.

Required Texts:

-THINK Public Relations 2013 by Wilcox, Cameron, Reber and Shin

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Ann Rea, Composition 1, Fall 2014

Course Description

In this course, students study and practice the essentials of essay writing, with an emphasis on producing clear, correct prose.

Required Texts:

-Brunk, Diamond, Perkins and Smith, Literacies: Reading, Writing, Interpretation
-A Writer’s Reference

Ann Rea, Literature of Science, Fall 2014

Course Description

This course will allow students to read and appreciate the many texts in which scientists explain and meditate upon what they do.

Required Texts:

-Richard Dawkins, (ed) The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing
-Barbara Kingsolver, Flight Behavior

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Ann Rea, Topics in Twentieth Century Literature, Fall 2014

Course Description

Considers thematic, formal historical or cultural topics in late 19th- and 20th-century literature. It ties these issues to critical and social concerns in international modernism and postmodernism. Prerequisite: ENGCMP 0004 or ENGCMP 0006.

Required Texts:

-Vera Brittain, Testament of Youth
-Eric Ambler, Background to Danger
-The Penguin Anthology of First World War Poetry
-Graham Greene, The End of the Affair

Barbara Petrosky, Approaches to French Literature, Fall 2014

Course Description

The goal of this course is to illustrate ways of looking at literary texts. Students shall examine plays, short prose works, and poems focusing on textual elements such as narrative technique, characterization, societal factors, and language. Prerequisite: FR 0212.

Required Texts:

- Beaumarchais, Le Mariage de Figaro. Paris : Classique Garnier.

Barbara Petrosky, Elementary Spanish 1, Fall 2014

Course Description

A thorough introduction (in two terms) to the Spanish grammar, with extensive practice in the four skills: reading, writing, understanding, and speaking.

Required Texts:

-Castells, Guzmán, Lapuerta, and García. Mosaicos. Sixth Edition. Upper Saddle River NJ: Prentice Hall, Fifth Edition
-Oxford or Larousse Spanish/English dictionary

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Barbara Petrosky, French Conversation, Fall 2014

Course Description

This course is designed to help students already familiar with the basic grammatical structure of the language improve their facility in oral expression. Prerequisite: FR 0212.

Required Texts:

-Pause Café. Première édition. Megharbi, Pellet, Blyth, and Foerster. McGraw Hill
-Dictionnaire français/anglais

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Barbara Petrosky, Intermediate French 1, Fall 2014

Course Description

This course is a logical continuation of the first-year sequence. Emphasis continues to be placed on communication. Prerequisite: FR 0112.

Required Texts:

- A vous! Textbook. Véronique Anover and Theresa A. Antes. Second Edition New York: Houghton-Mifflin, 2008.

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Barbara Purbaugh, Composition 1, Fall 2014

Course Description:

In this course, students study and practice the essentials of essay writing, with an emphasis on producing clear, correct prose.

Required Texts:

-Hacker, Diana, and Nancy Sommers. Rules for Writers. 7th ed. New York: Bedford/St. Martin, 2012. Print. ISBN: 978-0312-64736-0

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Barbara Purbaugh, Technical Writing, Fall 2014

Course Description

Prepares students to deal with problems of technological communication in various fields. Includes analysis, development, use, and evaluation of various models employed in the process of technical writing. Prerequisite: ENGCMP 0006 or ENGCMP 0004.

Required Texts:

-Pfeiffer, William Sanborn. Pocket Guide to Technical Communication. 5th ed. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 2011. Print.

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