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ART 291  Special Topics in Art History  (3 hours)

An in-depth analysis of specific historical art periods will stress how major artists and trends were influenced by their times. Discussion of important events and ideas of significant individuals of the period will serve to provide the necessary background for a thorough comprehension of social and intellectual sources of art. Prerequisite: See individual course listing in the current semester course schedule.

ART 300  Italian Renaissance Art History  (3 hours)

This course focuses on the major artists and art movements of the Italian Renaissance period, up to and including the Mannerists, from 1250-1600.  This course critically examines the paintings, architecture, and sculpture of the European late Gothic to the beginning of the Baroque.  Instruction will center on the visual arts as political, social, religious, and mythological evocations and reflections of the periods investigated.  Taught in an interdisciplinary format, the course also incorporates the history, science, music, and economics which relate to the visual arts of Italy.

BUS 260  Principles of Management  (3 hours)

This course is an introduction to the principles of management and administration.  It includes the study of leadership, conflict resolution, decision making and the general functions of management in large and small organizations. The city/country will enrich and inform the course and its learning.

BUS 280  International Entrepreneurship Directed Study  (3 hours)

In partnership with LeadAbroad and Corkscrew, this directed study will consist of three major components: (1) study entrepreneurship theories and concepts focused on new business start-ups; (2) work and learn alongside a local entrepreneur; (3) develop a business plan for your own potential business start-up.

BUS 305  Principles of Entrepreneurship  (3 hours)
Principles of Entrepreneurship explores the fundamentals of managing small businesses and launching new ventures.  A strong focus will be on the multi-disciplinary aspects of entrepreneurship. Course work will include case study evaluation, discussion of current topics in entrepreneurship, development of ideas for new ventures, and entrepreneurial visits (if possible). The course will combine theory with practice, encouraging students to apply principles, concepts and frameworks to real world situations. Course homework and projects will focus on evaluating existing business and new opportunities, strategic planning and the basics of business plan development.

BUS 360  Leadership and Power in Business  (3 hours)

One of the most popular subjects in the field of management is leadership and for good reason.  At the macro level, leadership plays a critical role in the success of the organization. At the micro level, the debate continues as to whether leaders are born or made.  This course will examine both the macro and micro issues of leadership through the review of leadership research as well as the study of business leaders. The country/city will enrich and inform the course and its learning.

BUS 370  International Business  (3 hours)

This course provides the student with an understanding of the challenges that result from conducting business outside of their home country.  Through the text and cases, we will: examine how corporate strategy frames the “going abroad” decision, assess the cultural impact of doing business in a foreign country, and consider organizational issues in an international context. Prerequisite: BUS 260.

BUS 375  International Marketing  (3 hours)

The course will aid in the development of a global perspective and understanding of the marketing process along with the challenges faced by multi-national corporations in the 21st century.

CRS 110  Public Speaking I  (3 hours)

Effective oral communication is essential for success in almost all professional and personal pursuits.  This course seeks to give students practical exposure to the theoretical concepts, construction, and delivery of public speech for both small group and large audiences. Students will gain a greater understanding of topic selection, organizing ideas, adapting message to audiences, supporting ideas with clear and vivid language, and delivering speeches with greater confidence and enthusiasm.

CRS 120 Introduction to Media Studies  (3 hours)

The media are a pervasive presence in our lives and play a central role in our understanding of the world. In this course students will study the historical development of the media and interrelationships between them in order to understand the impact of these cultural industries on our lives and our culture. They will consider the intersecting forces of economics, regulatory policy and the public interest that have shaped the media.

CRS 260 Writing for Business  (3 hours)

Communication is an essential and critical component of success in the professional world.  This course will help students develop the skills necessary to write effectively in business and professional settings. Students will learn to produce the different kinds of documents found in the business world from memos and letters to proposals and reports.

CRS 280 Gender, Culture, and Communication  (3 hours)

This course aims to develop an awareness of communication and media as gendered—that is, as shaped by relations of sex and gender, as well as by race, class, sexual orientation, and other categories of difference—and the effects of this socially constructed reality on individuals and society.

CRS 290 Special Topics in Communication and Rhetoric Studies  (3 hours)

Courses of selected topics will be offered periodically as determined by the needs of the curriculum. Prerequisite: See individual course listing in the current semester course schedule.

CRS 416 Survey of Research Methods  (3 hours)

This course will help students understand research in the social sciences.   It explores different methodologies, both qualitative and quantitative such as survey research, participant observation, and content analysis.  Students will develop skills to critically evaluate such research and become familiar with the epistemological considerations and the practical consequences of conducting different forms of research.   Students undertaking advanced research projects, those considering graduate school or careers that require them to use and assess research will find the course particularly valuable.

ECO 122 Principles of Macroeconomics  (3 hours)

The changing economic system with its developing problems is studied from the simple circumstances of Colonial times, through the emergent industrialism of the middle period, to the complex, specialized, and diverse conditions of today.  This includes an introductory survey of aggregate economic principles.  The scope and method of economics, basic supply and demand theory, and national income theory are intermeshed.

ECO 323 International Economics  (3 hours)

This course is a study of international trade and finance. The micro-foundations of the course will address why countries trade, why special interest groups fight international trade, regional specialization, international agreements on tariffs and trade and national commercial policies. The macro-foundations of the course will focus on exchange rates, balance of payments, international investments and coordination and cooperation of international monetary and fiscal policies. Prerequisite: ECO 120 or ECO 122.

ENG 240 Topics in Literary and Cultural Studies  (3 hours)

This course aims to provide a foundation in intermediate literary and cultural studies skills via a topics approach that allows for greater breadth of coverage across multiple time periods and different genres within British, American, and global literature. Possible topics include “Postcolonialism,” “Modernity,” “Nation and Community,” or “Women’s Writing.” Topics vary by semester. Prerequisites: a first-year writing course or one intro-level English course (the last with a grade of “C-“or higher).

ENG 241 Topics in Genre Studies  (3 hours)

This course examines a selected literary genre (including fiction, poetry, drama and non-fiction) within and across a range of historical periods and cultural and national contexts. In addition to learning about genres, students will develop skills of close reading, textual support, inter-textual analysis and critical thinking. Topics vary by semester. Prerequisites: COR 101, COR 102 and one 100-level English course (the last with a grade of   “C-“or higher).

ENG 340 Advanced Topics in Literary and Cultural Studies  (3 hours)

This advanced level course will explore a particular topic in a Literary and Cultural Studies sub-area, including both specific British, American, and global authors, and specific eras of English and global literature from the Medieval Period through the present. Students will read and write critically about literary texts (written and visual), cultural theory, and avenues of inquiry that theoretical approaches open. Students will also learn how to locate and evaluate the resources that literary and cultural studies depend on, and how to use disciplinary-specific methods of presenting and documenting work. Topics vary by semester. Prerequisite: COR 101, COR 102 and/or one 100-level English course (the last with a grade of “C-“or higher).

HIS 102 Europe and the World in the Modern Era  (3 hours)

This course introduces students to the modern history of Europe and its interactions with the broader world. Developments in society, culture, economy, technology, politics, war, and diplomacy will be analyzed. Central themes are the relationship of state and society through these centuries and the evolution of the middle class. Students are also introduced to History as a subject of study. The role of the country in which the course is offered will be stressed.

HIS 290 Special Topics in History  (3 hours)

Courses of selected topics will be offered periodically as determined by the needs of the curriculum. Prerequisite: See individual course listing in the current semester course schedule.

INT 290 Special Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies  (3 hours)

These courses will focus on materials and topics that transcend the boundaries of specific academic disciplines and are not offered on a regular basis. Such courses have included Bioethics; Environmental Science; Art of the Film I and II; Film Adaptations of Novels; and What Counts As Art? (which included a trip to New York City). Prerequisite: See individual course listing in the current semester course schedule.

INT 490 Advanced Special Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies  (3 hours)

Advanced courses of selected topics will be offered generally for juniors or seniors as determined by the needs of the curriculum. Prerequisite: See individual course listing in the current semester course schedule.

ITL 101 Elementary Italian I  (3 hours)

This travel course is an onsite introduction to and study of Italian language and culture in Rome. Emphasis will be placed on acquiring a basic foundation in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Italian, and utilizing the city of Rome as the immersive and authentic cultural context of this wonderful study experience.

NPM 220 The Nonprofit Sector  (3 hours)

Through both readings and field experience in nonprofits, students will explore the nonprofit sector beginning with the mission of nonprofits.  The traditional functions of any business will be explored along with the functions specific to nonprofits such as fund development and the management of volunteers.  Current topics in nonprofits including connected capitalism will be included.

PHI 105 Principles of Critical Thinking  (3 hours)

In this course students will learn, develop, and sharpen their critical thinking skills. They will learn the difference between descriptions, explanations and arguments and the myriad of contexts in which arguments appear (philosophical treatises, media, film, radio, etc.) They will be able to articulate the special nature of arguments and will learn how to analyze and evaluate them. Students will also examine the principles of deductive and non-deductive reasoning as well as the mistakes in reasoning that lead us to make bad arguments, draw incorrect conclusions, and adopt questionable beliefs.

PHI 106 The Bible and Rome: Philosophical Investigation of the Hebrew Bible and New Testament  (3 hours)

In this course, we will engage in a philosophical investigation of two of the most influential texts of Eastern and Western civilization—the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament. From our studies students will be able to articulate the ideas, questions, and problems that the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament contributed to the historical philosophical conversation. In addition, they will develop the skills requisite for successful philosophical analysis and reflection.

PHI 202 How Ought We Live? And Introduction to Ethics and the Good Life  (3 hours)

Ethics is a branch of philosophy that investigates the set of questions that arise when we think about the question “how ought one act, morally speaking?” In this course students will become acquainted with ethical theories that provide standards for determining whether an action is right, wrong, good, or bad. They will also apply these theories to contemporary social issues such as abortion, capital punishment, and animal rights.

PHI 210 The Foundations of Roman Thought: Pursuing the Beautiful, the Divine, Freedom and Empire  (3 hours)

The aim of this course is to introduce students to the ideas, questions, and problems that occupied the Roman philosophical tradition. Many of the ideas and questions that developed within this tradition, particularly those that pertain to (1) the complex relationship between beauty, truth, and the divine and (2) the structure and aims of political life are still present for us today. In addition to introducing students to the latter questions and themes within the Roman philosophical tradition, this course will help students see and articulate these questions as fundamental human questions.

SOC 290 Special Topics in Sociology  (3 hours)

A seminar providing examination and discussion of various topics on contemporary and historical interest in sociology.

SPN 201 Intermediate Spanish  (3 hours)

This three credit onsite in Spain summer course is intended to review basic grammar and develop more complex patterns of written and spoken Spanish. Cultural readings, class discussions, and role playing require active use of students’ acquired knowledge of Spanish and form the basis for the expansion of vocabulary and oral expression. Prerequisite: SPN 102.

SPN 290 Special Topics in Spanish  (3 hours)

This course provides the opportunity to study particular aspects of the languages, literatures and cultures of Spain, Spanish America or United States Hispanic communities not covered in the other courses.  This course may be repeated for credit as course content changes. Prerequisite: SPN 301.

SPN 303 Advanced Spanish Conversation  (3 hours)

This three credit onsite in Spain summer course has been created to improve students’ fluency and conversational skills in the Spanish language. Improvement in fluency comes with practice, which in this case demands oral preparation. This course creates opportunities for conversation to occur among learners of Spanish on varied topics that are relevant, interesting, and provocative. Students’ immersion in Spanish culture and their experience of cultural differences will also be a regular class topic. Each class should provide an opportunity for the students to contribute their thoughts and ideas and to improve their use of the language. Readings, small group discussions, oral skits, grammar review, and practice of new vocabulary should help students improve their Spanish skills. Prerequisite: SPN 201 or three semesters of Spanish.

SPN 490 Advanced Special Topics in Spanish  (3 hours)

This course provides advanced study of particular aspects of the languages, literatures and cultures of Spain, Spanish America or United States Hispanic communities not covered in the other courses. A recent course was Spain As Text – Iberian Contacts, Contrasts and Connections that included a trip to Spain. This course may be repeated for credit as course content changes. Prerequisite: SPN 302.