Fall 2013

Laura D. Williamson, History of Western Music since 1750, Fall 2013

Course Description:

This course surveys the music of the classical, romantic and modern periods. Selected genres such as symphonies and masses will be analyzed, along with specific composers from these eras. Special attention will be given to stylistic and structural procedures. Emphasis will be on listening in a more critical fashion. No ability to read music is assumed.

Required Texts:

-Kristine Forney and Joseph Machlis, The Enjoyment of Music, Shorter 11th Edition with DVD.

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Amy J. Yanity, Literature and The Environment, Fall 2013

Course Description:

In this course, students will read and write about the environment and its issues as expressed through literature. Readings in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction will explore how the geography of a location influences the character of its inhabitants and how the forces of nature affect their lives and fortunes. Writing will consist of personal and critical short essays as well as a longer essay/project involving independent readings and research.

Required Texts:

Literature and The Environment, A Reader on Nature and Culture (2nd Edition.)

Amy J. Yanity, Composition 1, Fall 2013

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 (seventh edition)
Reading Critically, Writing Well (ninth edition)

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Amy J. Yanity, Composition 2, Fall 2013

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.

Required Texts:

The Seagull Reader: Literature and Rules For Writers (seventh edition).

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Leland K. Wood, Feature Writing, Fall 2013

Course Description:

Students produce weekly feature articles based on their ideas using Associated Press style. Emphasis on student initiative and writing skills, including analysis of the best of American journalism. Consistent productivity is tested.

Required Texts:

Pulitzer Prize Feature Stories edited by David Garlock
The Art and Craft of Feature Writing by William E. Blundell
Writing in General and the Short Story in Particular by Rust Hills
The latest edition of the Associated Press Stylebook and Libel Manual

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Leland K. Wood, Reporting 1, Fall 2013

Course Description:

A course in news gathering and reporting with coverage of Richland Township supervisors' meetings or in-class exercises. Students are called upon to produce a range of journalistic writing, including hard news and human interest stories. Emphasis is on deadline writing, reporter initiative, and clear and concise writing in Associated Press style.

Required Texts:

News Reporting and Writing, latest edition, by Melvin Mencher.
The Associated Press Stylebook

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Leland K. Wood, Introduction to Journalism, Fall 2013

Course Description:

A course designed to provide both philosophical and historical foundations for consumers of mass media and those wishing to practice journalism. Provides an overview of American journalism—its underlying philosophies, history, theories, functions, and ethics.

Required Texts:

Four Theories of the Press by Seibert et al.

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Laura D. Williamson, History of Western Music to 1750, Fall 2013

Course Description:

A study of selected master works of Western art music in a historical context from Gregorian Chant through Johann Sebastian Bach. Emphasis is on musical understanding through critical listening, score study, and lectures.

Required Texts:

Thomas Forrest Kelly, Music Then and Now. W.W. Norton

Susan M. Wieczorek, Medical Communication, Fall 2013

Course Description:

This experiential learning course is designed to increase student knowledge and awareness of how communication skills directly affect medical outcomes, satisfaction, and overall health. It seeks to teach communication theory and methodology as it relates to the unique context of the medical relationship. It then attempts to apply this knowledge to situations and relationships specific to each student’s past experiences and future professional goals. In short, this course seeks to help students apply knowledge discovered through research, discussion, observation, and analysis to this ever changing and expanding, interdisciplinary field in an effort to improve patient care and overall health outcomes.

Required Texts:

Polack, E. Phillips and Theodore A. Avtgis. Medical Communication: Defining the Discipline. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt, 2011.

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Susan M. Wieczorek, Public Speaking, Fall 2013

Course Description:

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

Required Texts:

Lucas, Stephen E. The Art of Public Speaking. 11th Edition. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2012.

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