general-education courses elkhart center fall 2014

FALL 2014
Listed below are the Elkhart Center and online courses that meet the campuswide general-education requirements.
All courses are subject to change. Fall semester classes begin the week of August 25.
Fundamental Literacies
ENG-W 131
Reading, Writing, and Inquiry I
4589 1:00-2:15P
4590 5:30-6:45P
Critical Thinking:
ENG-W 270
Argumentative Writing
4321 5:30-8:00P
Critical Thinking
4527 11:30-12:45P MW
Introduction to Philosophy
31697 Online Section ARR
PHIL-P 105
Oral Communication:
SPCH-S 121
Hybrid Class
Visual Literacy:
FINA-A 109
JOUR-J 210
Quantitative Reasoning:
MATH-M 111
MATH-M 115
MATH-M 118
MATH-M 125
Public Speaking
3829 10:00-12:30P
4356 2:30-5:00P
4534 5:30-6:45P
Collins J
Kotva J
Rabbitt J
Ways of Seeing: Visual Literacy
4148 7:00-8:15P
5132 Online section ARR
4555 Online section ARR
Visual Communication
4560 2:30-3:45P
Houghton J
Gillespie L
Walls J
Dufour D
Mathematics in the World
4454 10:00-11:15A MW
Wolf D
4645* Online section ARR
Bradley N
Precalculus and Trigonometry (M125/ M126) 5 credits
3564 2:30-3:55P
MTR Dalka J
3563* Online section ARR
Vajiac M
Finite Mathematics
3569 2:30-3:45P
Wolf D
3566* Online section ARR
Wolf D
Pre-Calculus Mathematics (Must also complete M126)
3575 2:30-3:55P
MTR Dalka J
4347* Online section ARR
Pace C
Fundamental Literacies
Quantitative Reasoning:
MATH-M 126
Trigonometric Functions
3580 2:30-3:55P
3581* Online section ARR
Information Literacy:
COAS-Q 110
Introduction to Information Literacy 1 credit
Online web-based sections: 3951, 3952, 3953, 3954,
4211, 4212, 4271, 4288, 4406, 4419, 5156, 33765 &
Computer Literacy:
CSCI-A 106
Introduction to Computing
3920 2:30-5:15P
3293 10:00-12:45P M
4213 9:00-11:45A
4760 10:00-11:15A TR
The Computer in Business
3194 6:30-9:10P
BUS-K 201
2 credits
Dalka J (class begins 11/3)
Vajiac M
Champaigne J
Champaigne J
Wolf B
Wolf B
Common Core
Art, Aesthetics, and
FINA-A 190
Art, Aesthetics, and Creativity
Introduction to Photography: Point and Shoot
4577 Online section ARR
Westhues A
4639 Online section ARR
Wilson L
4312 Online section ARR
4891 Online section ARR
Bimber J
This introductory level course will explore digital technology for capturing, enhancing, and producing still lensbased images. The course will address the visual language of camera-generated images, computer output
techniques, the connoisseurship of digital image output as well as basic digital camera operations. The course
assumes no prior knowledge or experience with digital imaging technologies or materials. Students must provide a
digital camera. TEXT: Stone & London, A Short Course in Digital Photography, Prentice Hall, 2009.
THTR-A 190
Art, Aesthetics, and Creativity
Introduction to Theatre
4128 4:00-5:15P
4529 1:00-2:15P
Dufour D
Richardson T
This introductory course examines the theatre, plays and playwriting, the actor, designers and technicians, the
director, traditions of the theatre, the modern theatre, musical theatre, the future of theatre, and the critic. This is
a participatory class.
FINA-A 399
Art, Aesthetics, and Creativity
The Photographic Portrait
32804 Online section ARR
Lyons G
The purpose of this course is to explore camera-based portraiture. Students will spend the primary portion of the
course creating photographic portraits with a digital camera. Using a variety of methods and resources, students
will also view the work of historical and contemporary photographers. A combination of posted PowerPoint
lectures, resource websites and posted readings will help students to develop critical thinking and image critiquing
Common Core
Art, Aesthetics, and
Art, Aesthetics, and Creativity
Documentary Photography
32805 Online section ARR
Wilson L
The course is fully online and asynchronous. This course is an objective exploration of time, place and event through
the camera lens and introduces the student to the photographic genre of documentary photography. Students will
view, evaluate, and create art. Students will gain exposure to art through viewing online art resources (websites,
blogs, artists’ interviews, and video tutorials). Analysis will take the form of written reviews, essays, selfevaluations, and peer feedback. Creation of photographic imagery will be achieved through the use of digital
cameras. Students will maintain a blog for the course to record the progress of their documentary projects. The
course contains a combination of posted PowerPoint lectures, readings, links to online resources, and online
Human Behavior and
BUS-B 190
Social Institutions:
Human Behavior and Social Institutions
Principles of Business Administration
4715* Online section ARR
Fox M
Business organizations play an important role in our lives. We interact with businesses in a variety of ways,
including as employees, consumers, and investors. One form of business organization—corporations—wield
enormous power. Given the pervasiveness of business in our lives, one intention of this class is to help you make
greater sense of the world in which you live and enable you to make better informed decisions. In particular, B190
introduces you to a wide range of management issues. This will help to prepare you for other business classes that
you may take and for your career. Or, for nonbusiness students, it will give you a useful overview of key business
issues and the context within which businesses operate. Also this class may help you choose your career by making
you aware of key features of: business trends, business ownership, business management, management of human
resources, marketing, and managing financial resources.
Literary and Intellectual
ENG-T 190
Literary and Intellectual Traditions (FYE)
Literary Hauntings
4762 1:00-2:15P
Takanashi K
In this course, we will read literary works from the seventeenth century to the present, focusing on the theme of
“Literary Hauntings.” For the first half of the semester, we will read various ghost stories from around the globe
and discuss the cultural characteristics of different ghosts, their attachment to specific locales, and what they mean
to their respective cultural communities. For the second half of the semester, we will turn our attention to one of
the most famous ghosts in the history of English literature – in William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. We will not only
discuss the significance of Hamlet’s ghost, but also look at some literary and film adaptations to explore how
Shakespeare’s work “haunts” literary representations at different historical moments.
MUS-T 190
Literary and Intellectual Traditions
Music in Chicago
5:30P-8:00P W
Muniz J
Chicago, famous for its music, provides a home to the world-class Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Lyric Opera
and a vibrant jazz, blues and folk music scene. This course will examine the cauldron of socio-political, racial and
cultural factors specific to Chicago that enabled all of these diverse styles of music to flourish. Styles such as doowop, gospel and hip hop will also be discussed. The course, open to non-music and music majors, will take an
interdisciplinary perspective that will familiarize students with the musical heritage, urban development, and
history of Chicago.
Common Core
Literary and Intellectual
Literary and Intellectual Traditions
Classical Music and Beyond
4808 Online section ARR
Hovan R
This course explores the elements and performing media of music using live music, recorded music, and video. The
role of music in society at different times in history in both Western and non-Western culture will be examined.
Students will be expected to attend classical music concerts, and to develop the listening skills needed to write
critically about their concert experience and other music experienced in the course.
The Natural World:
The Natural World Becoming Human
32716 Online section ARR
McGill D
An introduction to the evolutionary development of humans, viewed in both a biological and cultural context.
Major topics include the concept of evolution, biological relationships between humans and other primates, the
fossil record of hominid evolution, and the basic methods employed by archaeologists in the study of human
biological and social development.
AST-N 190
The Natural World Worlds Outside Our Own
4214 10:00-11:15A MW
Davis B
In this course we will look at planetary bodies, including Earth. Although we will note systematic similarities, we
will focus on the unusual features that make them "worlds" in their own right. Major topics will include the
following: historical background and observing the night sky; a quantitative description of planetary motion;
light and radiation; and planetary bodies (planets, their moons, asteroids and comets). We will also discuss social
and political issues, such as the priority we should place on exploring the Solar System considering competing
demands for our limited resources.
BIOL-N 190
The Natural World Introduction to Aquatic Ecology
4220 5:30-6:45P
Mitchell S
4221 7:00-7:50P
Mitchell S
Prerequisites-none; This course will introduce students to the natural and artificial forces that influence the ecology
of our rivers and streams. Through lectures, lab activities, and field trips, the course will explore how we humans
impact our local rivers and streams, as well as the animals and plants that rely on these aquatic resources. Topics
to be discussed will include: food webs, exotic and introduced species, abiotic vs. biotic factors, energy transfer, and
the ecology and biology of the flora and fauna of local rivers and streams.
The Natural World:
The Natural World Chemistry & Our Environment
3989 5:30-8:00P
Buck L
3990 8:00-8:50P
Buck L
The course focuses on topical, interdisciplinary issues such as the environment, energy, and nutrition. The science is
introduced on a need-to-know basis as issues are discussed and developed. There are no pre-requisites for this
course. Instruction will focus on only those aspects of the fundamentals of chemistry that have a direct bearing on
the applications of chemistry to society.
Contemporary Social Values
Diversity in the United States
HIST-H 105
HIST-H 106
Health and Wellness:
HPER-E 100
NURS-B 108
NURS-B 109
American History I
3509 5:30-6:45P
American History II
4300 1:00-2:15P
Principles of Sociology
32306 2:30-3:45P
4054 Online section
Spencer T
Novotny S
Yoder K
Gregg K
Experience in Physical Activity: Aerobics 1 credit
3522 12:00-12:50P MW
Nutrition for Health
4437 Online section ARR
Spitzer G
3531 Online section ARR
Spitzer G
3533 Online section ARR
Jamieson M
33276 Online section ARR
Spitzer G
33277 Online section ARR
Spitzer G
Personal Health and Wellness 2 credits
For pre-nursing students only
4263 Online section ARR
Davidson G
4264 Online section ARR
Hawkins C
4748 Online section ARR
Personal Health and Wellness 1 credit
Open to all non-nursing students
4818 Online section ARR
LaLime L
4819 Online section ARR
LaLime L
* Denotes course that is 76 to 99% online interactive and may require some class time or testing on the
South Bend campus