Course Descriptions

Fall 2014

Course descriptions reflect the Fall term schedule only. 

Last update: June 16, 2014


ASL 100 American Sign Language I
This course is designed as an introduction to the principles of American Sign Language (ASL) and deaf culture. The student will be instructed in the study of ASL linguistic structure and develop a 600+ conceptually accurate sign vocabulary. Emphasis will be placed on conversational expressive/receptive skills and protocol.


ANT 200 Cultural Anthropology
Compares and contrasts pre-industrial and industrial societies while introducing concepts and methodology in the study of culture and human socialization.

ANT 301 Nutrition and Health
A course about what people need to eat, how those needs have evolved, and how peoples' choices across cultures effect their health and the health of the environment. Discusses basic human nutritional requirements, and how evolution and culture have both worked to shape traditional and modern diets resulting in different disease patterns in different cultures. Some attention given to current U.S. practices, including fast food and factory farming, and their implications for the health of U.S. populations. Prerequisite: one ANT course.

ANT 305D Topic: Social Media/Global Culture
Social media is used every day by literally billions of people throughout the world. This course explores the fascinating distinctions and overlaps between users in cultural contexts. From Chinese authors who construct entire novels on Weibo (a platform similar to twitter), to Indian social activists utilizing new media to spread social and political messages, to Moroccan women utilizing cell phones to broaden their access to public spaces, the uses people put social media to are strongly impacted by the cultures in which they live. In this course we will explore the many unique ways that culture impacts social media uses and also explore how the growth of 'global culture' is causing new uses in one country to be quickly adopted by users in another country. Students in the course will learn about the multitude of new social media technologies that are having a global impact (including but also beyond Facebook and Twitter). Students will also become familiar with how cultural contexts shape the practices and activities of users in emerging markets.

ANT 452 Seminar: Cinema & Society in China
Chinese society in the twentieth century has experienced tumultuous change. Since the 1920s much of this change has been mirrored in the feature films produced by Chinese directors. In addition to serving as a mirror offering changing visions of Chinese society, the film industry has itself been subject to the economic and political pressures characterizing this society. This course considers such issues as changes in the family system, gender roles, ethnic identities, class relationships and the urban-rural dichotomy in modern China as these are portrayed in Chinese film. It also analyzes the distortions and interpretations in these portrayals as they reflect responses by the film industry to economic and political forces in the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan and Hong Kong.


ARA 101 Elementary Arabic I
Introduces students to the fundamentals of the Arabic language.


ARH 231 Northern Renaissance Art
Follows evolution of painting techniques and styles during fifteenth and sixteenth centuries north of the Alps. Touches upon iconography and analogies between visual arts and contemporary humanist ideas. Formerly ARH 310.

ART 232 Special Studies: Visual Journal 1
Fosters technical improvement and critical thinking among intermediate and advanced painters and drawers. Studio work, individual and group critiques, and individual research. Prerequisite: ART 221 or consent.

ART 332 Special Study: Visual Journal 2
Fosters technical improvement and critical thinking among intermediate and advanced painters and drawers. Studio work, individual and group critiques, and individual research. Prerequisite: ART 221 or consent.


BIO 103 Biology for Everyday Life
Explores today's challenges from a biological perspective. Discussions focus on issues such as cancer, nutrition and health, infectious disease and immunity, and ecological diversity. Laboratory course designed for non-science majors.



BUS 130 Business and Society
Business impacts Society and Society impacts Business.  Future business leaders need to understand these interdependencies.  We will focus on the Triple Bottom Line (TBL) which balances social responsibility, environmental sustainability, and economic growth & development with ethical behavior and global citizenship.  We will study economic, political, cultural, legal, demographic, geographic, and historical processes (both domestic & global) to understand how the business system functions, how business affects you, and how you can affect business. Two semester hours.

BUS 132 Entrepreneurial Thinking & Innovation
This course examines and seeks to develop the dimensions of the Entrepreneurial Orientation (EO) and Innovation Orientation (IO) in thinking about and creating solutions; core concepts include opportunity recognition, pro-activeness, risk-taking, creativity, adaptation, resilience, visioning, passionate commitment and learning from failure. Students focus on self-development, motivational fit, and reflective practice. Two semester hours.

BUS 135 Business Law & Ethics
This course introduces students to the legal and ethical environment of business.  It will assist students in identifying and analyzing ethical issues in business, while giving students practical decision-making skills.  Basic legal content such as contracts, torts, alternative dispute resolution, intellectual property, and employment law will be covered.

BUS 230 Financial & Managerial Accounting
This course introduces theories and methods of using accounting systems & information technology to solve problems and evaluate performance throughout the business lifecycle.  The course explores the role of accounting in providing timely and accurate information for external reporting and to support managerial planning, control, and decision making. Prerequisite: BUS 130 or 132.

BUS 241 Statistics, Analytics, & MIS
This course introduces (1) the uses of information technology (MIS, Big Data) for data gathering, organization, & analysis and (2) tools such as statistics, algorithms, and analytics for interpreting data and drawing conclusions.  Areas covered include basic research design, probability, statistics, information processing, decision support, and self-directed systems. Prerequisite: BUS 130 or 132.

BUS 310 Management & Organizational Behavior
Management is the process of understanding & motivating people to perform work to achieve objectives.  Students focus on developing key competencies including responsible decision making, effective communication, leadership, broad & global perspectives, understanding human motivation, setting objectives, and analytical problem solving.  Using case studies, we will explore applications such as performance, project, crisis, and conflict management. Prerequisite: Junior Status.

BUS 312 Responsible Business Leadership
Focuses on understanding the mindsets of responsible leaders (commitments, vision, values, ethics, and philosophy); developing leadership skills, styles, strengths, and relationships; and using leadership to promote social responsibility, resolve conflicts, and overcome obstacles.

BUS 330 Entrepreneurial Marketing
This course examines the marketing–entrepreneurship interface including opportunity recognition, taking and managing risks, innovation and value co-creation aimed at solving problems, whether for the customers in the marketplace or for people confronting complexities of social issues. Key concepts of situational-market analysis, segmentation, new product-solution development, pricing and channels of distribution and convention/digital communication strategies are integrated. Focuses on development of self, reflective practice, and skills for True Teamwork. Prerequisite: BUS 130.

BUS 369 Global Business
Details strategies U.S. firms can use to compete globally. Covers international competition, competitive advantage, international trade, international political economy, importing, exporting, licensing, foreign direct investment, and globalization. Prerequisite:BUS 130.


CLP 103 Career and Life Planning
This course, taught by Rollins career advising staff, is designed to help current students explore the relationship of academic majors and career opportunities while also discovering how career interests and personal values can complement various career fields.  Students in this course will gain experience while developing practical skills in writing resumes and cover letters, interviewing for internship and full-time employment opportunities, creating professional online profiles and learning networking strategies.  At the end of the course, students will have learned to package and market their education, experience, skills and interests into a successful personal brand.


CMC 350 Topic: Critical Disability Studies
A critical disability studies perspective frames disability as an issue of social and structural inequality rather than a medical issue. Students will examine disability as culture and gain understanding of shifting "normative" concepts of the body, self, and sexuality. We will also consider concepts of stigma, identity, and disability as performance.

CMC 350W Topic: Incarceration and Inequality
As of 2010, U.S. jails and prisons held 2.26 million people--more than work for Wal-Mart worldwide. Per capita, the U.S. incarcerates more people than any other country. Race, class, and sex profoundly affect a person’s interactions with the criminal justice system, influencing who gets stopped, patted down, searched, arrested, and/or charged; who gets quality legal representation, prosecuted, pressured to plead guilty, and/or convicted; who does time and how much. This course will examine ways privilege and inequality manifest in, e.g., the War on Drugs; prison privatization; the death penalty; solitary confinement; and extrajudicial imprisonment (e.g., Guantanamo), torture, and killing.


CMS 167 Problem Solving: Java & Lab
Introduction to fundamental aspects of programming, focusing on problem solving, software design concepts, and their realization as computer programs. Topics include: variables, procedural abstraction, control structures, iteration, representation of numbers, and data types. Introduction to high-level programming language to gain mastery of these principles provided in classroom activities and closed laboratory experiences. Five semester-hour course.

CMS 170 Problem Solving II: with Java
Develops discipline in program design, problem solving, debugging, and testing, with an introduction to data structures. Topics include: abstract data types, complexity analysis, and recursion. Basic data structures (queues, stacks, trees, and graphs) and transformations (sorting and searching) are introduced as representative of the fundamental tools that are used to aid in software development. A high-level programming language is used to construct programs of a moderate size. Prerequisite: CMS 167.

CMS 230 Introduction to Computer Systems
Introduction to the study of how software controls the critical hardware components of a computer's architecture – the CPU and RAM. Topics include development of C language programs, comparison of high-order procedural languages to machine language programs, CPU organization and functionality at the register/bus level, instruction formats, and development of machine language and assembly level programs using multiple addressing modes, flow-of-control branching and subroutine calls. Prerequisite: CMS 170, and MAT 140 or CMS 150.

CMS 270 Object-Oriented Design & Development
Object-oriented programming, event-driven programming, UML, unit testing, virtual machines, design patterns, exception handling, and user interfaces. Uses Java and assumes knowledge of a procedural or object-oriented language. Prerequisite: CMS 170.

CMS 450 Computer Networks
Study of the technology, architecture, and software used by systems of network-connected computers. Topics include data transmission, local area network architectures, network protocols, inter-networking, distributed systems, security, and network applications such as email, WWW, and FTP. Students will develop programs that run concurrently on multiple computers. Prerequisite: CMS 330.

CMS 495 Topic: Advanced Computer Systems
Further topics in operating systems, architecture, and distributed systems.  Topics include memory management, storage, virtualization, modern processor design, and Google's systems.  Projects in systems programming and kernel hacking. Prerequisite: CMS 230.


COM 100 Introduction to Communication Studies
This course provides an overview of the history, practices, and key areas of research that inform the discipline of communication studies.  Students will be introduced to the applied concentrations within the major and will develop an understanding of various research methods and theories relevant to the discipline.

COM 110 Public Speaking
This course explains research, organization, writing, delivery, and critical analysis of oral presentations with attention to individual needs.

COM 220 Interpersonal Communication
This course explores communication strategies to interact more effectively in everyday, one-on-one relationships with family, friends, and co-workers.

COM 302 New Media and Public Relations
This course will explore current communication practices, including blogs, wikis, and social media (i.e. Facebook, and Twitter) to deconstruct the communication and business impact of these techniques and the impact on Public Relations.

COM 305 Listening
The study of the art of listening and its importance in our personal and professional lives. Students learn to analyze, assess, and improve their own listening abilities.

COM 306 Intercultural Communication
Examines concepts/constructs, theories, and empirical research pertinent to communication within and between cultures, with primary foci on contexts and relationships.

COM 315V Topic: Communication and Project Management
Our professional and personal lives are filled with  projects, efforts we only accomplish once, and processes, efforts we accomplish over and over again. This course provides students with a valuable communication toolkit to successfully facilitate team based projects and process improvement efforts.

COM 318 Contemporary Public Relations
The course explores the study of public relations principles applied to organizations. This course examines the ways in which public relations theories and principles are applied to specific business situations.

COM 319 Leadership and Effective Communication
The course is the study of leadership, leadership styles, and leadership effectiveness in organizations. Students explore the connection between leadership and organizational communication.

COM 325 Communication Campaigns
Communication campaigns are focused, large-scale efforts to exert social influence. This course covers the planning, organizing, implementation, and evaluation of various educational, political, religious, and commercial campaigns. Students will analyze both classic and current communication campaigns.

COM 331 Communication and Social Change
This course approaches the study of communication and social change through direct community engagement activities. It uses communication theories and practices to demonstrate how communication strategy can help individuals and organizations advocate for social change.

COM 395 Research Methods in Communication
This course is the investigation of qualitative and quantitative communication research focusing on its practices, ethics, and consequences.

COM 400 Advanced Project in Communication Studies
This course will give students an opportunity to develop advanced research skills necessary to design, execute, write, and present communication research in a particular area of interest identified by individual students. Prerequisite: COM 395.

COM 480 Senior Seminar in Organizational Communication
This capstone course, taken in the senior year by students majoring in Organizational Communication, provides an end-of-the-program opportunity for the advanced study of communication in organizational environments. Prerequisite: Senior status and major in Organizational Communication.


DAN 170 Ballet I
Introduces fundamental concepts and historical background. Presents positions and barre exercises to build correct alignment, flexibility, strength, coordination, and ballet vocabulary.

DAN 177 Jazz I
Introduces fundamental concepts and historical background. Works in studio on body placement and alignment through highly-structured classical jazz warm-up (LUIGI). Values clarity and quality of movement, rhythm, style, and use of dynamics.

DAN 179 Modern I
Introduces fundamental concepts and historical background. Focuses on style, phrasing, mood projection, and changing dynamics.

DAN 277 Jazz II
Concentrates studio work on more complicated combinations, changes of direction, and initiation of pirouettes. Includes historical research, critical studies, and vocabulary building. Prerequisite: DAN 177 or consent.

DAN 279 Modern II
Builds on technique and includes history, theory, and vocabulary. Prerequisite: DAN 179 or consent.

DAN 300 Dance Composition
Introduces dance composition. Highlights personal invention, solo and group focus, and evaluative process in basic choreography. Includes readings and writings on choreographers and choreography. May be repeated for credit. Intended for dance minors. Prerequisite: DAN 394 or consent.

DAN 394 Intermediate/Advanced Dance Technique
Offers heightened movement experience with greater emphasis on technical development and performance. Includes weekly classes in ballet, jazz, and modern dance. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Consent.


ECO 108 Quantitative Methods for Economics
Certain quantitative concepts and skills are necessary for economic analysis. This course introduces these concepts and develops the applied quantitative skills needed for a more complete comprehension of economics. Demonstration of the applicability of these concepts to economic topics such as economic growth, cost-of-living, inflation, investment decision-making, and market supply and demand are illustrated.

ECO 212 Principles of Economics I: Introduction to Microeconomics
Introduces neoclassical theories of consumer behavior and of the firm. Covers supply and demand, utility, cost and production, structure of markets, and resource allocation. Suitable for nonmajors. Prerequisite: Sophomore status and ECO 108.

ECO 242 Economics, Media, Propaganda
Examines how economic rhetoric in the media is shaping popular understanding of political-economic issues and public policy. Consider the following quote: "The purpose of studying economics is not to acquire a set of ready-made answers to economic questions, but to learn how to avoid being deceived by economists."

ECO 304 Intermediate Macroeconomics
Uses mathematical and graphic techniques to analyze behavior and relationships among broad aggregates of economic activity. Pushes beyond topics of ECO 213 to an in-depth discussion of economic policy, policy alternatives, and alternative economic models of macroeconomy. Prerequisite: ECO 108, 212 and 213.

ECO 340 Classic Works in Economics
Focuses on works that helped shape modern economics. Draws upon such primary sources as Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations; David Ricardo’s Principles of Political Economy and Taxation; John Stuart Mill’s Principles of Political Economy; Karl Marx’s Das Kapital; Alfred Marshall’s Principles of Economics; and J. M. Keynes’s The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money. Prerequisite: ECO 108, 212 & 213.

ECO 370 Economics of Piracy
From the high seas to digital video discs (DVDs), piracy surrounds us. Piracy evolves with changing technology and legal innovations. Explores economic implications of, and rationale for, piracy in detail. Prerequisite: ECO 108, 212 & 213.


EDU 272 Educational Psychology
Covers child development; learning, evaluation, and assessment; and psychology of teaching. Focuses on motivation, perception, personality, intelligence, and learning.

EDU 310 Teaching in a 21st Century Classroom
This course offers the students a first hand study of the components of a 21st century classroom. They will learn about cutting edge techniques, software, hardware and learning styles of today's digital native.

EDU 324 Curriculum Development for Diverse Learners
Addresses organization and curriculum development in elementary and secondary schools including instructional goals and basic teaching strategies. ESOL stand alone course.

EDU 371 Reading Diagnosis with Content Emphasis
Covers giving and interpreting reading tests, as well as determining programs of remediation. Lab required.
 Prerequisite: Elementary education major.  Corequisite: EDU 309.

EDU 417 Teaching (Particular Subject) in Middle and Secondary Schools
Explores selection, evaluation, and use of instructional materials to adapt a college major to middle and secondary school. Corequisite:EDU 417L. Prerequisite: Secondary certification only. Corequisite: EDU 417L.

EDU 417L Teaching (Particular Subject) in Middle and Secondary School Lab
Requires preinternship field experience of at least four hours weekly in middle and secondary school. Corequisite: EDU 417.

EDU 470 Classroom Management
The survey course, taken during the student teaching semester, helps to prepare future teachers in the planning of instruction, organization of classrooms, and the management of student learning. Not only are day-to-day items facing the teachers explored, but also the course examines topics pertaining to teaching such as child abuse, assessments, and job-hunting skills. The ETEP portfolio based on the Florida Competencies must be completed at the performance beginning teacher level. Corequisite: EDU 491.

EDU 490 Student Teaching: Elementary
Provides full-time experience integrating and applying skills in approved local school under direction of master teacher. Prerequisite: All Education major requirements.  Corequisite: EDU 470.

EDU 491 Student Teaching-Secondary
Provides full-time experience integrating and applying skills in an approved local school under direction of a master teacher. Corequisite: EDU 470.


EED 364 Science for Elementary Schools
Stresses major concepts and processes of science:process skills, inquiry strategies, problem solving, environmental and ecological issues, and science in today’s society. Prerequisite: two courses from among EDU 271, 272, 280 and 324.

EED 368 Math for Elementary Teachers, Content, and Methods
Combines mathematical content and teaching methods based on NCTM Standards. Emphasizes problem solving while covering numeration, measurement, geometry, statistics and probability, and number operations. Prerequisite: Elementary Education major and one other methods course.

EED 390A Topic: Integrated Arts Elementary School
Students will read, discuss, and analyze autobiographical memoirs with focus on the authors' efforts to construct a coherent narrative of life and identity. Special attention will be given to recent memoirs by travelers and immigrants that raise questions about culture, conflict and identification. The interdisciplinary aspect will come from psychological studies of memory (and its vicissitudes) and philosophical reflections on the puzzle of personal identity over time.


ENG 140 Composition: Writing About Reali-TV
Develops students' ability to write college-level essays by practicing strategies of argumentation and by refining skills of invention, revision, and critical thinking. Leads to writing essays characterized by unity, order, coherence, completeness, clarity, and mechanical correctness. In order to satisfy the College's general education requirement for writing (W), students must receive a grade of C or better in the course. Section topics are designated by individual instructors. This course (or an equivalent) must be taken during the first semester at Rollins. Formerly ENG 101. Does not count as elective credit in the English Major or Minor or the Writing Minor.

ENG 167 Introduction to Creative Writing
Requires writing in a variety of genres including fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Emphasizes peer evaluation, thus requiring that students learn to evaluate the writing of others, as well as their own writing. Prerequisite: ENG 140 or equivalent.

ENG 190 Literature and Experience
Aids students in developing the means to discover and write about the ways in which literature imaginatively reflects the human condition. Each section offers a distinct focus and content. Appropriate for nonmajors and also for potential English majors.

ENG 201 Major English Writings I
Covers writers of the Medieval and Renaissance periods, including the Beowulf poet, Chaucer, Spencer, Shakespeare, Donne, Jonnson, and Milton from critical and historical approaches. Prerequisite: ENG 140 or equivalent.

ENG 202 Major English Writings II
Covers 18th-century romantic, Victorian, and 20th-century writers: Pope, Swift, Johnson, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley, Keats, Tennyson, Browning, Arnold, Hopkins, Yeats, Joyce, and Eliot. Prerequisite: ENG 140 or equivalent.

ENG 206 Grammar Bootcamp
Covers basic English grammar as well as more advanced grammar to prepare students for advanced writing courses. Topics include parts of speech, sentence structure, punctuation, diction, and cohesion. Prerequisite: ENG 140 or equivalent.

ENG 209 Introduction to Professional Writing
Offers a foundation in professional writing theory and practice. Using a rhetorical approach, analyzes situations, texts, and audiences to understand and produce effective documents. Appropriate for non-majors. Prerequisite: ENG 140 or equivalent.

ENG 225 Practices of Effective Writing
Helps students refine writing skills by developing sound rhetorical practices and editing strategies.  In order to earn credit for this course, students must receive a grade of “C” or higher. Note: A mandatory pre-course assessment will be required. The results of this assessment may exempt some students from the need to complete the course.  Students who do not take the assessment will be required to complete the course. Prerequisite: ENG 140 or equivalent.

229 Selected Studies: American Speculative Fiction
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ENG 231 The Bible as Literature
A study of the Old and New Testaments as works of creative literature, with frequent excursions into poems, plays, and novels influenced by the Bible. Works range from black spirituals to Jesus Christ Superstar.

ENG 234P Selected Studies: Elusive Narrator in American Literature
First-person narrators are often classified as "reliable" or "unreliable," but these categories can be restrictive and even deceptive.  After all, a reliable narrator still has limitations, and an unreliable narrator can speak with lucidity and accuracy in select passages.  This course will examine the complex range of first person narratives in a variety of American fiction and nonfiction.  We will sample a few classic works in the tradition, including texts by Edgar Allan Poe and William Faulkner, but our focus will be on more recent novels and memoirs.  Readings may include works such as Annie Dillard's An American Childhood, Maxine Hong Kingston's The Woman Warrior, Shirley Jackson's We Have Always Lived in the Castle, Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried, Art Spiegelman's Maus, and Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five.

ENG 245Q Selected Studies: Toy Media
Description not available.

ENG 267H Topic/Techniques: Writing Poetry
Description not available.

ENG 273 Journalistic Writing I
This writing-intensive course is designed to introduce students to the various kinds of journalistic writing:basic news pieces, features, editorials, and reviews. It will provide them with the skills necessary to produce well written, accurate, insightful stories, and develop the skills necessary to do journalistic investigation and research. Through classroom workshops, students will also learn the basics of story editing, and the way in which generalized themes can be turned into specific, clearly defined journalistic pieces. In addition, they will become familiar with contemporary journalistic practices and issues involving ethics and standards in the media. Students in Journalistic Writing I will be encouraged to submit stories to Sandspur and join Sandspur’s staff. Prerequisite: ENG 140 or equivalent.

ENG 300B Expository Writing: Informal Essay
This course offers students writing practice in the informal essay, a form of writing characterized by self-reflection, individual tastes and experiences, open form, and conversational manner. Early practitioners include E.B. White, Joan Didion, and John McPhee. Students will study the primary qualities demonstrated by these and other masters of the informal essay:narrative techniques, flexible structure and design, unity and order, rhetorical intent, and tone. Prerequisite: ENG 140 or equivalent.

ENG 300C Expository Writing: Argument
This is a course in writing formal and informal arguments. In addition to reading, analyzing, and writing various types of arguments, students discuss theories of argumentation and argumentative strategies, study logical structure and effective use of evidence in arguments; consider the role of audience and rhetorical appeals to persuade and audience. Essay assignments ask students to practice using definition, casual, resemblance, proposal, and evaluation arguments. Prerequisite: ENG 140 or equivalent.

ENG 303 Historical Approaches to American Literature
Explores representative works from the beginnings of American literature to the present, covering the evolution of literary periodization and changes in literary form, against their historical and cultural backgrounds. Prerequisite: ENG 140 and one 200-level ENG course or consent.

ENG 304A Genre Study in American Literature: Drama
Examines drama in American literature, emphasizing the changing forms and conventions of the genre. Playwrights discussed include Treadwell, Miller, Williams, Hansberry, Shepard, Mamet, and Finley. Prerequisite: ENG 140 or equivalent.

304BC American Literature Fiction: Gothic & Horror
Examines fiction in American literature, emphasizing the changing forms and conventions of the genre. Focus varies, sometimes by broad literary movement (American Renaissance, Realism, Naturalism, Modernism, Postmodernism), sometimes by theme (race, gender, experimentation, the West). Prerequisites: ENG 201, ENG 202 or consent.

ENG 312 Studies in Shakespeare: Shakespeare at the Movies
Studies selected poems and plays by Shakespeare, viewed in the context of Elizabethan conventions and ideas. Focus varies from term to term, sometime by genre (comedy, tragedy, history, or romance), sometimes by theme, sometimes by emphasis on lyric and narrative verse.

ENG 315 Studies in Nineteenth-Century British Literature: English Novel to 1900
Examines major writers and writings of the Romantic and/or Victorian periods. Specific writers, works, and/or genres vary. Prerequisite: ENG 140 or equivalent.

ENG 321 Selected Studies in World Literature
Explores representative works of literatures other than British and American. Specific writers, works, and/or genres vary. Prerequisite: ENG 140 or equivalent.

ENG 329S Selected Studies in American Literature: American Fictions
Studies forms, traditions, themes, and genres, varying from year to year. Prerequisite: junior/senior standing.

ENG 344G Topic: Narrative Forms Fact Fiction
Narrative is so ubiquitous in daily life that we can fail to appreciate its influence on who we are, how we think, and how we interact with the world. Drawing on multiple disciplines (literary studies, cultural studies, rhetoric, cognitive studies, and sociolinguistics), this course will delve into the workings of narrative in our lives. Particular attention will be given to the overlap between fictional and nonfictional narratives as well as how narrative impacts our sense of self. Prerequisite: ENG 140 or equivalent.

ENG 360 Creative Non-Fiction Workshop
Focuses on the broad range of intellectual, rhetorical, and composition skills necessary to write creative nonfiction prose. Uses workshop approach for drafting, revising, and critiquing. Specific discourse forms vary, alternating among autobiography, travel writing, the personal essay, nature writing, and literary journalism. Refer to the online Schedule of Courses for topics currently being offered. Prerequisite: ENG 300.

ENG 360C Creative Non-Fiction Workshop: Literary Journalism
This course introduces advanced techniques of non-fiction writing in the tradition of Truman Capote, Tom Wolfe, John McPhee and Susan Orlean. Students will become familiar with applying descriptive writing techniques and developing character and plot through a variety of non-fiction writing projects, including first-person narratives and personality profiles. Prerequisite: ENG 300.

ENG 367D Creative Writing Workshop: Screenwriting
Through the reading of screenplays, watching of films, and multiple workshops, students write a full-length screenplay. Prerequisite: ENG 167.

ENG 374 Editing Essentials
A close study of syntax, i.e., how the various components of a sentence combine to create meaning and effect. Focuses on editing for correctness (grammar, usage, punctuation, mechanics) and on editing for precision (unity, order, coherence, emphasis, diction). Prerequisite: English Majors/Minors and Writing Minors. ENG 140 or equivalent.

ENG 380 Language Studies
Investigates the dynamics of language from historical, sociological, and rhetorical perspectives. Students will learn the best tools for understanding language and for editing their own work and that of others. Prerequisite: ENG 140.

ENG 412 Studies in Shakespeare: Shakespeare at the Movies
Studies selected poems and plays by Shakespeare, viewed in the context of Elizabethan conventions and ideas. Focus varies from term to term, sometime by genre (comedy, tragedy, history, or romance), sometimes by theme, sometimes by emphasis on lyric and narrative verse.

ENG 444D Topic: Coming of Age in American Literature
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ENG 444G Topic: Narrative Forms Fact Fiction
Narrative is so ubiquitous in daily life that we can fail to appreciate its influence on who we are, how we think, and how we interact with the world. Drawing on multiple disciplines (literary studies, cultural studies, rhetoric, cognitive studies, and sociolinguistics), this course will delve into the workings of narrative in our lives. Particular attention will be given to the overlap between fictional and nonfictional narratives as well as how narrative impacts our sense of self. Prerequisite: ENG 140 or equivalent.

ENG 467 Advanced Creative Writing
Requires strong, established creative writing skills and experience in writing workshops. Encourages submission of selected pieces to appropriate publications. This course may be taken three (3) times for credit. Prerequisite: ENG 367 or ENG 360; or consent.


ENV 120 The Biosphere with Lab
A survey of biological principles which include the structure and function of cells; plant and animal physiology and anatomy; development; genetics; diversity of forms; ecology; and evolution.

ENV 222 Sustainable Agriculture
The course explores the rise of local and regional food systems in North America and examines changes taking place in Central Florida.

ENV 300 Land Use Controls
Law defines both property rights and the limitations placed on property use. This course analyzes how our growth can best be managed to promote the public welfare, reduce social costs and protect property rights. Florida’s Growth Management Act and its application in Central Florida will provide a major focus for the class. Emerging techniques including new urbanism, sustainable communities, transit-oriented development, and fiscal impact analysis will also be introduced.

ENV 325 Natural Habitats of Central Florida
Investigates complex interactions between climate, landforms, soils, plants, and animals. Teaches ecosystem mapping techniques. Prerequisite: ENV 120 or ENV 130

ENV 380 American Environmental History
Follows the changing patterns of land and resource use. Examines the displacement of Native Americans, expansion of the frontier, the progressive conservation movement, and development of contemporary environmentalism.  Previously offered as ENV 280. Prerequisite: ENV 189.

ENV 389 Environmental Planning
Provides an understanding of competing demands for urban growth and development and needs to conserve and protect limited natural resources. Concludes with environmental issues in Central Florida. Prerequisite: Junior/senior status. ENV 220, and 189 or 289


HBR 101 Elementary Hebrew
Aims for basic knowledge of modern Hebrew in both oral and written forms. Assigns readings on Jewish culture and history.


HIS 140 African-American History I
Colonial Era to Reconstruction: Surveys the political, social, and economic issues shaping African-American experiences from the colonial period to Reconstruction.

HIS 365X Topic: Medieval Europe
Description not available.


HUM 315F Topic: Middle Eastern Humanities
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HUM 315H Topic: The Victorians: Love, Lust, The French
John Fowles’ 1969 novel, The French Lieutenant’s Woman, frames our study of the Victorian Era, 1832 – 1902. Using flashback references from the novel, students will read Victorian poetry by Tennyson and Hardy and the fiction of Charles Dickens and Oscar Wilde.  We will discuss revolutionary scientific ideas by Charles Darwin and political ideologies by Karl Marx with an eye toward their influence on Victorian culture.  The subjection of women to male authority and Victorian decorum during this period will be emphasized. Victorian artwork and music will add a rich background to the period.


IFT 107 Using PowerPoint and Computer Graphics
Students will learn to use Microsoft PowerPoint and graphics techniques for creating effective classroom presentation. Final project:classroom presentation. Assumes knowledge of basic Windows functions including use of scroll bars, mouse and menus. (1 semester hour. CR/NC)

IFT 110 Using Excel Spreadsheets Effectively
Students will learn how to use Microsoft Excel to solve problems that might be expected in liberal arts courses. Basic math skills required. Final project. Student cannot receive credit for both IFT 110 and Spreadsheets for Accounting. Assumes knowledge of basic Windows functions including use of scroll bars, mouse and menus. (1 semester hour. CR/NC)

IFT 110 Using Excel Spreadsheets Effectively
Students will learn how to use Microsoft Excel to solve problems that might be expected in liberal arts courses. Basic math skills required. Final project. Student cannot receive credit for both IFT 110 and Spreadsheets for Accounting. Assumes knowledge of basic Windows functions including use of scroll bars, mouse and menus. (1 semester hour. CR/NC)

IFT 112 Creating Web Home Pages
Students will learn the basic skills necessary to create Web pages, including the incorporation of computer graphics into pages. Students will create their own home pages as a final project. Assumes knowledge of basic Windows, Netscape & Rollins Novell systems. (1 semester hour. CR/NC)

IFT 113 Creating Home Web Pages II
Students will use high-level Web tools such as FrontPage, Dreamweaver and others to create advanced Web applications. Prerequisite: IFT 112 or consent.

IFT 117 Interactive Learning Technology
Explores the use of new interactive learning technologies (i.e. clickers, smartboards) in the academic setting. Focuses on pedagogically sound incorporation of these technologies into instruction. Students who complete this course will be equipped to prepare a variety of engaging presentations in all academic and professional fields. They will also be able to engage audiences in interactive learning experiences in a wide range of academic and processional areas.

IFT 120 Design with Photoshop
Students will learn to use the features of Adobe PhotoShop image-editing software to create and manipulate graphics for print and the Web. Format will be class meetings and online assignments. Students will be expected to work independently. Final project. (1 semester hour. CR/NC)

IFT 300 Digital Video I
Explores video capturing, editing and exporting through hands-on integrated use of digital cameras, VHS, CDs and DVDs. Video editing software will be used to create transitions and effects.


INAF 301 International Relations: 21st Century Challenges
This course covers contemporary international relations, including the reaction to terrorism in 2001; economic globalization and international trade; human rights and immigration issues; and concerns about climate change.

INAF 302 Leadership and Public Policy in the Emerging Nations
Students will be exposed to theories of leadership and political decision-making and their impact on political and socio-economic development in emerging countries. Functional and dysfunctional relationships between leaders and basic governance institutions—legislative, judicial, and bureaucratic—and how they impact the public policy relating to intergovernmental relations, national security, nuclear policy and regional cooperation on preventing TIP and terrorism.

INAF 305 Global Macro Analysis
Exposes students to the major analytical tools used by strategic investment professionals for assessing risk and return profiles in global markets.


INAF 315E Topic: National Security & Intelligence
Description not available.

INAF 315N Topic: Education and Development in the Arab World
Description not available.

INAF 315Q Topic: Current Challenges for American Foreign Policy
This course focuses on the major issues and challenges for U.S. foreign policy on the eve of the 2012 elections. It provides a critical assessment of subjects such as realignment in the Middle East and North Africa, democracy’s next wave, cybersecurity, energy geopolitics, America’s wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the state of the world’s oceans, the global financial crisis, nonproliferation, rising powers and human rights.

INAF 322 Islam, Culture and Politics
An introduction to Islam and Islamic history.  Analyses the diverse phenomena of Islamist politics in the Middle East and North Africa.  Countries explored include Egypt, Iran, Turkey, Jordan, and Algeria. Will also consider Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and Yemen.


INT 100 Learning Strategies Seminar
The Learning Strategies Seminar is a one semester credit course designed to assist students with becoming responsible learners through self-management and use of academic support services. The course will address strategies for academic planning and time management, motivation, learning styles, study skills, managing stress, and other life adjustment skills. Prerequisite: Advisor Approval.

INT 200L Introduction to Liberal Studies: Constr Meaning from Liberal Arts
This course is a survey of the foundational texts of the Western academy. Utilizing the greatest literature of the world, students will be encouraged to ask how authors and civilizations have constructed meaning through their conception of humanity. Topics will include religion, human nature, power, colonialism, sexual behavior, inhumanities, and materialism. The course will cover a wide array of literature, from the Bible to Freud and include great fictional works from Shakespeare, Joseph Conrad, and Flannery O’Connor, among others. Over the course of the semester, students will examine the literature in class dialogue and short essays. Although a brief contextualizing lecture will be given in each class, the course will be mostly discussion based. The course will necessarily have two foci: exposure to the great literature of the Western world, and the assessment of how texts and traditions have influenced contemporary social thought and comportment.

INT 221 Statistics for the Social Sciences
Introduction to statistics for social science students with the major emphasis on the concepts of statistical inference. Topics covered include distributions, probability, the testing of hypotheses, estimation, non-parametric methods, correlation, and regression. Computer programs and self-instructional media support the course. Prerequisite: HS Algebra or equivalent.

INT 260 Foundations of Leadership
Foundations of Leadership and Citizenship introduces students to the study of leadership, social change, and service learning from both theoretical and practical perspectives. The course explores leadership in relation to individuality, group dynamics, social justice, and community engagement. Through readings, case studies, reflective journals, and group work, students examine leadership as an inclusive, relational process through which individuals, organizations, and systems can create social change. This course culminates in a portfolio demonstrating the students’ personal assessment and experiential understanding of leadership and citizenship.

INT 261 Leadership and Citizenship in Action
This course builds upon a theoretical understanding of leadership, social justice, social change, and service by fostering collaboration among students in the class and with their communities through diversity and community education, community service, skills training, and facilitation opportunities. Students continue to synthesize their concepts of leadership through portfolios, reflection journals, and papers that describe their personal leadership models and gain the additional knowledge, skills, and resources to function as responsible leaders and engaged members of the Rollins College and Central Florida communities. This course culminates in a portfolio demonstrating the students' personal assessment and experiential understanding of leadership and citizenship. Prerequisite: INT 260.


JPN 101 Elementary Japanese I
An introduction to the Japanese language, stressing speaking, listening and writing systems. JPN 101 assumes no previous study of the language. 

JPN 201 Intermediate Japanese I
An intermediate-level language course which provides practice in conversation and a grammar review within the framework of the three basic skills:speaking, reading and writing.  Prerequisite: JPN 102.


MAT 103 Quantitative Reasoning
Covers collection of data and analysis of everyday quantitative information using spreadsheets or statistical packages. Touches upon population vs. sample, parameter versus statistic, variable type, graphs, measures of center and variation, regression analysis, and hypothesis testing.

MAT 140 Discrete Mathematics
Provides the foundation essential for sound mathematical reasoning and computer science. Topics include, but are not restricted to, propositional and predicate logic; proof strategies and induction; sets, functions, and recursion; elementary counting techniques; and number systems. Prerequisite: Math preparation sufficient to take calculus at the college level.


MUS 151 Theory 1: Harmony
Develops skills in notation, scales, and elementary harmony, as well as sight-singing and ear-training. Corequisite:MUA 101B or 202B Applied Music:Piano.

MUS 153 Keyboard Harmony I
Teaches students the skills of harmonization, transposition, and sight-reading leading to the study of standard classical piano repertoire. Designed for all music majors and minors who are enrolled in MUS 151. Skill emphasis placed on scale and chord constructions, chord progressions, diatonic harmonization, transposition, alto clef, and sight reading. Prerequisite: Concurrent with MUS 151.

MUS 160 History of Jazz
Examines American popular musical styles from 1930 to the present--from musical components to musicians. Touches upon cultural, social, and historical milieu. Materials fee.

MUS 223 Signing Diction
Applies International Phonetic Alphabet to languages sung on lyric stage: English, Italian, Latin, Spanish, French, and German. Examines vowel and consonant formation and problems of intelligibility in different pitch ranges.

MUS 227 Song Writing I
Examines the tools and methods of the songwriter, and to inspire and encourage the creation of original compositions.  Through the study of lyric structure, rhyme schemes, harmonic structure, song forms and song styles, the participants will become proficient in both the analytical and the artistic aspects of producing original works.

MUS 251 Theory III: Counterpoint
Expands writing skills in species counterpoint in two and three voices. Includes analysis of contrapuntal forms- invention and fugue. Prerequisite: MUS 152 or consent.

MUS 286 Introduction to Sound Recording
Examines the methods and technologies used to record, edit, format, manufacture, and distribute music. Students gain an understanding of how to produce their own recordings.

MUS 290 Basic Conducting
Includes baton technique and basic score reading. Laboratory format. Prerequisite: music major and sophomore standing, or consent.

MUS 305C Opera Practicum
This course offers students practical study and performance of operatic repertoire.  Emphasis will be placed on musical and dramatic role developments.

MUS 342 Methods: Strings
Study, discussion, and analysis of methods and techniques of all instruments in the (percussion/brass/string/woodwind) family; development of experimental studies for each instrument separately and together; development of playing and teaching skills. Prerequisite: music major or minor.

MUS 355 Practicum: Composition
Continues instruction in composition beyond MUS 351/352 Seminar in Composition I and II at an advanced level. May be repeated. Prerequisite: MUS 352.

MUS 360 Music in the Global Environment
Introduces the variety of native music and instruments throughout the world, as well as the effect of globalization on native culture, and native cultures on music throughout the world.

MUS 361 Music History: Renaissance/Baroque
Spans the Renaissance (1450-1600) through the Baroque (1600-1750). Prerequisite: MUS 152 or consent.

MUS 391 Practicum: Conducting
Continues instruction for conducting students at an advanced level to further develop their knowledge of repertoire, performance practices, aural discrimination, and conducting technique. Prerequisite: MUS 390 or consent.

MUS 392 Introduction to Arts Management
Introduces topics required to operate an arts organization, including (but not limited to) public relations, financial management and accounting, marketing, fundraising, and intellectual property, culminating in presentation of a business plan. Prerequisites: junior standing and consent.


PHI 308 Topic: Gender, Rights, and ReligionDescription not available.

PHI 318 Big Companies in Little Countries
Students will study different aspects of the expanding role of multinational corporations in developing countries in the light of globalization.  Will include behavior, how values relate to practices, and the conduct of corporations.

PHI 330 Ethics and Southern Politics
This course will discuss the evolution of a southern "mind set" from slavery through the Civil War, Reconstruction and the Civil Rights movement, to the political landscape of the region today. What values and ethical commitments are embodied in the competing forces throughout history?  Where is the South headed? What is a “culture of values?” Do recent electoral campaigns (especially at the presidential level) portend a positive changes?  Previously offered as PHI 308 Topic in Philosophy.


PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
Provides students with a broad introduction to the field of psychology including: the biological basis of behavior, sensation and perception, learning, memory, cognition, human development, intelligence, personality, psychological disorders as well as the psychology of the world of work.

PSY 211 Social Psychology
Presents a broad account of how the actual or imagined presence of others influences thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Touches upon conformity, attraction, prejudice, aggression, group decisions, and attitude change, as well as advertising, law, and indoctrination. Prerequisite: PSY 101. Corequisite for psychology majors: PSY 301, 304.

PSY 301 Research Methods
Examines the major research methods used to explore important issues in psychology and organizational behavior. The process of identifying and addressing research questions will be investigated by reviewing key research strategies including field and laboratory experiments, correlational studies, and observational techniques. The course will also examine specific techniques for collecting and analyzing data and summarizing research findings. Prerequisite: PSY 101.

PSY 304 Statistics and Decision Making
This course introduces descriptive and inferential statistical procedures for the social sciences. Topics covered include scales of measurement, probability, measures of central tendency and variability, null hypothesis testing using single or multiple samples, correlation and regression, and both inferential and procedural errors individuals can make when calculating and interpreting statistics. Course must be completed as student declares psychology as a major. Individuals with insufficient mathematical preparation are encouraged to complete remedial work prior to enrolling in the course. Prerequisite: PSY 101 and high school algebra or equivalent.

PSY 306 Tests and Measurements
The theory of test construction and validation. Topics covered include intelligence testing, personality assessment, performance appraisal, skills tests, structured interviews, surveys, and other data gathering instruments. Prerequisite: PSY 101. Corequisite for psychology majors: PSY 301, 304.

PSY 310 Psychopathology
Psychopathology is a clinical term related to the study and examination of abnormal behavior. This class will examine facts, theories, and treatment strategies relevant to abnormal behavior in present day society. Topics to be studied include disorders of childhood, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, substance related conditions, psychotic disorders, and other conditions that impair a persons functioning. Prerequisite: PSY 101. Corequisite for psychology majors: PSY 301, 304.

PSY 312 Psychology and the Law
Focuses on psychological research of direct relevance to the legal system. Topics may include police interrogation and confessions, the reliability of eyewitness testimony, scientific jury selection, competency, and the insanity defense. Prerequisite: PSY 101. Corequisite for psychology majors: PSY 301, 304.

PSY 315F Topic: Organizational Culture, Leadership & Innovation
No Course Description Available. Prerequisite: PSY 101.

PSY 330 Organizational Behavior
Surveys the field of industrial and organizational psychology as it applies to the world of work and business. The research and development methods of the field are examined. Operational applications of these methods are analyzed in terms of their use in organizations. The use of industrial-organizational psychology to aid individuals who work with others to solve human performance problems in the work environment are studied. Prerequisite: PSY 101. Corequisite for psychology majors: PSY 301, 304.

PSY 335 Clinical Psychology
Clinical Psychology is a complex and fascinating field that is ever-changing and evolving. In this course, students will be ushered through the real world of the contemporary clinical psychologist. They will learn about the various activities, roles, and responsibilities of the clinician through actual case material. Traditional functions of the clinician such as psychological testing and psychotherapy will be highlighted as well as current issues such as whether psychologists should have the right to prescribe medications as well as whether their training ought to be Ph.D. or PsyD. Prerequisite: PSY 101, and PSY 310 or 324.

PSY 337 Organizational Dysfunction
This course examine factors within organizations that contribute to negative climates, poor leadership, reduced teamwork, and disharmony.  The emphasis of the course is on assessment of dysfunction and remedial steps that may be taken. Previously offered PSY 315 and 331. Prerequisite: PSY 101. Corequisite for psychology majors: PSY 301, 304.

PSY 407 Organization Development
The purpose of this course is to provide the student with opportunities to learn the history, theories, models, research and strategies for change in the development of organizations. Prerequisite: PSY 101. Corequisite for psychology majors: PSY 301, 304.

PSY 413 Human Sexuality
This course takes a multidisciplinary approach to understanding all aspects of the human sexual condition. Topics include anatomy and physiology of sexual organs as well as the neural mechanism underlying ovarian and menstrual cycles and the brain testicular axis. Transmission and symptomology of sexually transmissible diseases including AIDS are also examined. The sociocultural and physiological aspects of gender and variations in sexual practice are elucidated and discussed. Finally, sexual dysfunction, its courses and the efficacy of various therapeutic options are considered. Prerequisite: PSY 101. Corequisite for psychology majors: PSY 301, 304.


REL 126 New Testament
An Introduction to the origins of Christianity, to the New Testament as the primary source of Christian thought and practice for nearly two millennia, and to modern critical methods in the research of the biblical text. Themes include the nature of Jesus as the Messiah, the "Kingdom of God," sin and salvation, the relationship of Christianity to Judaism, what it meant to be a Christian in the Roman empire, human interactions in the Christian community, and views about Christianity and history.


SPN 101 Elementary Spanish I
Grammar, readings, cultural material, intensive oral practice, optional language laboratory. Not for native speakers or advanced students.

SPN 201 Intermediate Spanish I
Reading, writing, speaking, grammar review.  Prerequisite: SPN 102 or equivalent.


THE 206 History of Radio and TV
Surveys broadcasting from 1900 to the present:inventions, trends, programs, events, and personalities. Suitable for nonmajors.


WMS 225G Topic:Chastity Movements, Veils & the Hook-Up Culture
This course will address issues relating to women, sexuality, and religion in the 21st century. Utilizing material from the social sciences, current events, literature and film, themes of the course will include purity, pleasure and desire, control of women’s bodies, the resurgence of the veil, and homosexuality.  This course will not only analyze these issues in a U.S. context, but will maintain a global scope.