Fall 2015

Ann Rea, Literature of Science, Fall 2015

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
Edward O. Wilson, The Diversity of Life
Barbara Kingsolver, Flight Behavior

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David Petrosky, Medieval French Courtly Romance, Fall 2015

Course Description:

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

Required Texts:

The Lais de Marie de France. Trans. and Edits. Glyn S. Burgess and Keith Busby. London: Penguin Books. 2003

Chrétien de Troyes: Arthurian Romances. Trans. William Kibler and Carleton W. Carroll (Erec and Enide). London: Penguin Books. 2004. Print.

Bédier, Joseph. The Romance of Tristan and Iseult. Trans. H. Belloc. Lexington: Renaissance Classics. 2012. Print

Aucassin and Nicolette. Trans. Robert S. Sturges. East Lansing: Michigan State University :Press. 2015. Print.

"Châtelaine de Vergi".

Barbara Petrosky, Elementary Spanish 2, Fall 2015

Course Description:

A thorough introduction (in two terms) to the Spanish grammar, with extensive practice in the four skills: reading, writing, understanding, and speaking. Prerequisite: SPAN 0111

Required Texts:

Castells, Guzmán, Lapuerta, and García. Mosaicos. Sixth Edition. Upper Saddle River NJ: Prentice Hall, 2006 (textbook and student activities manual).

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Barbara Petrosky, Elementary Spanish 1, Fall 2015

Course Description:

Introduces the oral-aural and reading-writing skills in the language, and stresses communication and grammatical structure. Emphasis is placed on using the spoken language.

Required Texts:

Castells, Guzmán, Lapuerta, and García. Mosaicos. Sixth Edition. Upper Saddle River NJ: Prentice Hall, Fifth Edition
•You need to purchase both Textbook and Student Activities Manual.

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Barbara Petrosky, Business French, Fall 2015

Course Description:

This course will be an introduction to business practices in France. The major topics covered in class will include written business, communication, financial institutions, trade, and advertising. The students will be asked to do translations, to write professional correspondence and to read articles related to the world of business, economics, and finance. Cross-cultural differences regarding the work place are also a focus of the course. Prerequisite: FR 0212

Required Texts:

-Tauzin, Béatrice et Dubois Anne-Lyse : Objectif Express. Le monde professionnel en français 1. Paris : Hachette, 2006.
-Perfournis, Jean-Luc : Vocabulaire progressif du français avec 200 exercices. Deuxième Édition. Paris: CLE International, 2004.

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Paulette P. Parlock, Elementary Spanish 1, Fall 2015

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:

-Mosaicos Textbook 6th edition, Prentice Hall, 2015 and Workbook
-Spanish/English dictionary (Required)
-501 Spanish Verbs (Required)

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Paulette P. Parlock, Intermediate Spanish 1, Fall 2015

Course Description:

This course is a continuation of the first-year sequence and includes a functional review of language structure and vocabulary. Primary emphasis is development of conversational skills, with topical reading and some writing. Prerequisite: SPAN 0112

Required Texts:

-Mosaicos Textbook 6th edition, Prentice Hall, 2015 and Workbook
-Spanish/English dictionary (Required)
-501 Spanish Verbs (Required)

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Michaela A. O'Toole, Composition 1, Fall 2015

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)

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Katherine A. Morris, Copyreading/Editing, Fall 2015

Course Description:

A workshop in which students receive editing and headline-writing experience of the type they would receive in a daily newspaper newsroom. The emphasis is on practical application, with deadlines and demands for accuracy in a job that is consistently in demand.

Required Texts:

-“Copycrafting: Editing for Journalism Today” by Kenneth R. Rosenauer
-“The Associated Press Stylebook and Libel Manual”

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Kristen L. Majocha, Journalism Practicum, Fall 2015

Course Description:

The object of this course is for students to gain experience in radio broadcasting, improve their on-air performance, and to gain radio journalism jobmarket skills.

Required Texts:

None.

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