Fall 2014

Michaela A. O'Toole, 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:

• Reading Critically, Writing Well: A Reader and Guide 10th Edition by Rise B. Axelrod, Charles R. Cooper, & Allison M. Warriner (2014)
• 50 Essays: A Portable Anthology 4th Edition by Samuel Cohen (2014)
• A Writer’s Reference 7th Edition by Diana Hacker & Nancy Sommers (2010)
• A writer’s notebook (separate from class notebook/binder)

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Laura Rice, 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:

-Rules for Writers, 7th Ed., Diana Hacker, Nancy Sommers
-Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10, Marcus Luttrell with Patrick Robinson
-Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck

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Jennifer G. Rose, 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:

-Reading Critically, Writing Well, A Reader and Guide, 10th Edition, Axelrod, Cooper, and Warriner. Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin’s ISBN: 978-14576-6228-7
-Rules for Writers, 7th Edition, Hacker and Sommers. Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin’s ISBN: 978-0-312-64736-0

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Eric C. Schwerer, Introduction to Creative Writing, Fall 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:

None

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Eric C. Schwerer, Advanced Poetry Writing, Fall 2014

Course Description

This upper-level poetry writing course offers students who have mastered fundamental skills and who are familiar with basic issues of craft and form a workshop environment in which to compose and revise a significant group of poems. The course will include the close reading and study of some important works of modern and contemporary poetry. Prerequisite: ENGWRT 0050 or ENGWRT 0053

Required Texts:

-An Exaltation of Forms, edited by Annie Finch and Kathrine Varnes

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Eric C. Schwerer, Playwriting, Fall 2014

Course Description

A beginning course in writing for the stage. Starting with short scenes, students will work toward understanding the craft and art of constructing theater stories to be performed by actors. The final project will be a one-act play. Throughout there will be emphasis on the stage effectiveness of the writing and opportunity for informal performance of student scripts. Cross-listed as THEA 1765. Prerequisite: ENGCMP 0004 or ENGCMP 0006.

Required Texts:

-7.5”x 9.5” Mead Composition Book (70 to 100 sheets [140 to 200 pages]), or something similar
-5-or-so binder clips

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Jeffrey L. Webb, Concert Choir, Fall 2014

Course Description:

Open to all students interested in developing musical techniques. The repertoire includes music of all periods from the Renaissance to the present. Admission is by audition; rehearsals occur twice a week.

Required Texts:

None

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Jeffrey L. Webb, Theory and Ear Training 1, Fall 2014

Course Description:

This course introduces students to the basic materials of music. Students will be introduced to such topics as note/rest values, intervals, rhythm and meter, key signatures, scales and triads. Students will become familiar with how to notate these elements, both by sight and aural recognition. Concepts will be practiced through singing and writing. This course assumes no ability to read music.

Required Texts:

-Nelson, Robert & Christensen, Carl J. Foundations of Music Enhanced 7th Edition, Wadsworth Publishing, 2015

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Jeffrey L. Webb, Writing About Music, Fall 2014

Course Description:

This course focuses on how to write critical and analytical papers on the subject of music. Students are expected to learn musical terminology and how to use that terminology in a paper. Students will be asked to attend events such as concerts, lectures, rehearsals, and film viewings. No Prerequisite.

Required Texts:

-Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra-$15
-Johnstown Symphony Orchestra-$10
-Wingell, Richard Writing About Music, 4rd Edition Prentice Hall Publishing, 2008 (recommended)

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Patty J. Wharton-Michael, Introduction To Communication, Fall 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 12th edition

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