These descriptions reflect the Spring term courses only.
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 205R Topic: Ethnomusicology and World Music
This course explores three interrelated questions: First, how do different communities and cultural groups produce and structure their music? Second, how do these musics relate to other realms of human cultural activity, such as politics, economics, social organization, and religion? Third, how have ethnomusicologists from different time periods and scholarly backgrounds approached and answered the first two questions? The course will thus alternate between case studies of various non-Western musical traditions and their sociocultural contexts on the one hand, and discussions of the issues, interests, and intellectual trends that have shaped the discipline of ethnomusicology on the other.
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.
ANT 305D Topic: Social Media in World Cultures
Social media is used everyday 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 Japanese office workers blogging on Mixi, to American youth organizing daily prayers using Twitter and Texting, 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 (beyond Facebook and Twitter). Students will also become familiar with how cultural backgrounds shape the practices of users in both traditional and emerging markets.
ARH 250 Modern European Art
Overview of the major artistic movements and theories of Nineteenth-century Europe, primarily France, Great Britain, and Germany. Movements include Neoclassicism, Romanticism, the Pre-Raphaelitics, Impressionism, and symbolism. Examines the emergence of photography. Situates the arts in their social and political context. Formerly offered under ARH 320.
ART 221 Drawing and Composition
Expands the basic drawing skills of intermediate students with an emphasis on form and concept. Examines universal and personal themes in contemporary drawing. Required for majors, but suitable for nonmajors.
ART 243/343 Human Figure Drawing I & II
Challenges intermediate and advanced students to incorporate human figures into artwork. Stresses studio exercises, such as gesture drawings and in-depth anatomical studies, as well as individual and group critiques, and discussions with individual research. Prerequisite for ART 343: ART 243 or consent.
BIO 111 Human Genetics
This course discusses the general principles underlying basic human genetics. Current issues such as stem cells, genetic testing, heritable diseases, and cancer biology are also explored.
Exposes students to theory and methods of using accounting information to solve problems throughout the business cycle. Emphasizes decision making based on financial statements. Utilizes computers. Prerequisite: Sophomore status.
BUS 280 Managerial Accounting
Explores accounting's role in providing managers accurate and timely information for planning, controlling, and decision making. Covers budgeting, profit planning, and statement analysis, as well as theory and application of managerial accounting in production. Utilizes computers. Prerequisite: BUS 260 and Sophomore status.
BUS 317 Personal Finance
Outlines a wide variety of financial instruments available for managing money. Touches upon personal financial statements, insurance, social security, investments, tax, retirement, and estate planning. Also introduces personal financial planning as a profession. Prerequisite: Junior status.
BUS 336 Management and Leadership
This course focuses on the processes of planning, organizing, influencing, and controlling that leaders use to achieve their objectives in organizational settings. Topics include the human, operational, and structural issues involved in managerial decision making using a variety of methods to develop analytical skills. Prerequisite: Junior status.
BUS 337 Marketing
Presents theories, applications, and case studies of marketing goods and services in public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Looks into interpreting market demands; designing and managing products; establishing distribution channels and pricing policies; communicating with consumers; and analyzing, planning, and controlling marketing activities in a socially responsible context. Prerequisite: Junior status.
BUS 338 Financial Management
Focuses on the role of the financial manager in corporate decision making. Deals with analysis of the corporate financial structure, asset management, capital budgeting, and debt versus equity financing. Prerequisite: Junior status and BUS 280.
BUS 369 International 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: Junior status.
BUS 375 Advertising and Promotion
Examines marketing communication, advertising, publicity, and promotion; management of those processes; and effects on consumer behavior. Focuses on current issues. Prerequisite: BUS 337 and Junior status.
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 330 System Software Principles
Short history of programming languages and their construction. Techniques of language translation including lexical analysis, grammars, and parsers. Analysis of the structure and functionality of modern operating system software, with emphasis on concurrent processes. Topics include: process scheduling, communication, and synchronization; API services; and design and development of concurrent program using OS features. Prerequisite: CMS 230.
CMS 375 Database Management System Design
An introduction to the design and management of database systems. Using relational database as a backdrop, this course addresses design issues, structured query language (SQL), data integrity, normalization, transaction processing, and distributed database concepts. Students will need access to a PC or PC emulator on which to load the Microsoft software that will be used in the course. Note: System requirements may vary from year to year. Prerequisite: 230 and 270.
CMS 484 Senior Computer Science Capstone
The Senior Capstone course provides a culminating and integrative educational experience. While participating on a team with other students, students will design and implement a large-scale software project. Class meetings will be used for teams to demonstrate the progress of their project as well as for the teams to meet and work. Team meetings outside of class will be required. Prerequisite: Must have completed all CMS core requirements.
CMS 495 Special Topics: Digital Media
We consider the algorithms commonly used in image and sound processing, beginning with the basics of the digitization process, i.e., sampling and quantization. In the realm of image processing, we look at bitmap, vector and algorithmic images as well as color models and in the case of audio, we consider both audio sampling and MIDI. This course has an on-line project component, in which students will build one or more short animations using the software, Maya. Prerequisite: CMS 270
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 110BL Public Speaking (Blended)
This course combines theory and knowledge with practical experience for speaking in public, academic, and professional situations. Students will develop skills in research, organization, writing, delivery, and critical analysis of oral presentations.
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 220BL Interpersonal Communication (Blended)
This course explores one-on-one communication with significant others in personal and career situations. Students will develop strategies for adjusting communication patterns to improve interpersonal relationships and enhance their effectiveness in communicating within the complex stages of human relationships. Students must have access to a computer with internet capabilities, and be familiar with using the Web for searching and sending e-mail with attachments. In addition to basic computer skills (creating and saving documents), students will be expected to work virtually for large components of the class and therefore need to be comfortable working in an online environment. The successful student will be self-disciplined and highly motivated to work independently to meet rigorous deadlines. Registered students must e-mail the instructor prior to the first scheduled class meeting (email@example.com). Orientation attendance is mandatory (see schedule for date). Students who do not attend will be withdrawn (published refund and withdrawal policies will apply).
COM 305BL Listening (Blended)
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. Students must have access to a computer with Internet capabilities, and be familiar with using the Web for searching and sending email with attachments. Orientation attendance is mandatory (see schedule for date). Students who do not attend will be asked to withdraw (published withdrawal and refund policies will apply).
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 312 Persuasion Theory
Explores influencing human behavior in socially acceptable ways. Looks into persuasion strategies from attitude change to audience analysis.
COM 315G Topic: Strategic Change Communication
This course provides an overview of the roles and responsibilities of a change agent in facilitating organizational change through strategic communication techniques. Students will explore several models and theories of change, organizational dynamics, and systems thinking to address specific communication requirements within organizations.
COM 315X Topic: Communication and Aging
This course adopts a communication perspective of aging and older adulthood. We will examine what it means to age, the impact of aging on human relationships, and communication patterns in contexts impacting and involving older adults.
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 324 Self-Leadership and Communication
This course explores the many ways that self-leadership skills may be enhanced through effective communication principles, strategies and techniques. Topics to be discussed include rebuilding personal infrastructures, establishing high standards and wide boundaries, eliminating tolerations in life, competing with the past, developing reserves, making the present perfect, becoming a problem-free zone, and much more. Offered on a credit/no credit basis only.
COM 325 Public Relations 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 395 Research Methods in Communication
This course is the investigation of qualitative and quantitative communication research focusing on its practices, ethics, and consequences.
COM 421BL Organizational Communication (Blended)
The analysis of the role and importance of communication in organizations with special emphasis on corporations, not-for-profit institutions, government agencies, and other structures in which people work. The focus of the course is rooted in theories of organizational communication with applications to contemporary situations. Students must have access to a computer with Internet capabilities, and be familiar with using the Web for searching and sending email with attachments. Orientation attendance is mandatory. Students who do not attend will be asked to withdraw (published refund policies will apply).
COM 480 Senior Seminar in Communication Studies
This capstone course, taken in the senior year by students majoring in Communication Studies, provides an end-of-the-program opportunity for the advanced study of communication in organizational environments. Prerequisite: Senior status and major in Organizational Communication.
Introduces fundamental concepts and historical background. Presents positions and barre exercises to build correct alignment, flexibility, strength, coordination, and ballet vocabulary.
DAN 179 Modern Dance I
Introduces fundamental concepts and historical background. Focuses on style, phrasing, mood projection, and changing dynamics.
DAN 270 Ballet II
Drills pirouettes and longer and more complex "adages" and "allegros." Completes ballet theory and essentials of technique. Prerequisite: DAN 170 or consent.
DAN 279 Modern Dance II
Builds on technique and includes history, theory, and vocabulary. Prerequisite: DAN 179 or consent.
ECO 205 Topic: Contemp Econ Issues
This course looks at current issues such as inequality, the "Great Recession", peak oil and climate change from the viewpoint of the economist, providing a basic introduction to economics for those who have not had one, and bolstering skills for those who have.
ECO 213 Principles of Economics II: Macroeconomics
Explains aggregate economic phenomena and policy alternatives, including determination of national income, inflation, unemployment, international economics, banking system, economic growth, income distribution, and national debt. Suitable for nonmajors. Prerequisite: ECO 212.
ECO 242 Economics, Media and 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 answer to economic questions, but to learn how to avoid being deceived by economists."
ECO 303 Intermediate Microeconomics
Continues with neoclassical theories of consumer behavior and of the firm, using mathematical as well as graphic techniques. Probes topics similar to those in ECO 212 but more intensively. Prerequisite: ECO 108, 212 and 213.
ECO 305C Topic: China and The Global Economy
This course reviews contemporary Chinese economic development and its implications for the global economy in the historical context. The key to this review lies in a sophisticated understanding of the nature and functioning of the “China model” of economic development, as it has evolved since 1949. When discussing the implications of this model for the global economy, the approach is both comparative and interactive, i.e. focusing both on whether anything can be learned from the China model for the economic development of the rest of the world and on how the China model has shaped China’s interactions with the global economy. Topics covered include evolution of the China model across the Maoist and reform eras, the role of social revolution, transition in mode of economic development, statedirected growth and crisis, social welfare and poverty reduction, foreign trade and investment, China and the Third World, and environmental sustainability.
ECO 351 Economic Development
Traces evolution in attitudes, institutions, and policies that accompany and define permanent economic change within countries. Assesses current economic conditions and future prospects in less-developed countries through theoretical models and actual data. Prerequisite: ECO 108, 212 and 213.
ECO 365 Economic Democracy and Theory
Contrasts alternatively structured organizations--especially those based on one-person/one-vote--with traditional capitalistic firms of the West, which bases control on property ownership with the primary goal of profit maximization. Examines democratic worker-managed firms, nonprofit and volunteer organizations, consumer or producer-controlled cooperatives, and publicly controlled enterprises or financial institutions. Prerequisite: ECO 108, 212 and 213.
EDU 271 School and Society
Chronicles the social, political, economic, and historical background of the contemporary American school system. Demonstrates how social forces have shaped the curriculum, organization, and purposes of formal education. ESOL infused course. Prerequisite: APLE or secondary certification only.
EDU 335 Content Area Reading in Secondary Schools
This course is designed to prepare teachers in content areas with the tools needed to help students with reading skills. Pre-service teachers will learn strategies to improve vocabulary, comprehension, and writing skills so students can better learn content materials. ESOL infused course. Prerequisite: Secondary certification only; two courses from among EDU 271, 272, 280 and 324.
EDU 390 Topic: Global Perspectives of Education
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. Prerequisite: ENG 140.
EDU 407 Teaching and Learning in Diverse Secondary Schools
Emphasizes planning, implementing, and evaluating instruction in an increasingly diverse school environment based on current research. Includes teaching field experience. ESOL infused course. Prerequisite: Secondary certification only; two courses from among EDU 271, 272, 280 and 324.
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 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 317 Music for Elementary Schools
Presents basic concepts, literature, and methods for teaching music in the elementary classroom. Workshop. Required for certificatin in muisc. Pre-requisite: Music certification.
EED 318 Art for Elementary Schools
Examines use of art to foster child development and supplement learning in curricular areas. Explores sensory experiences, aesthetics and aesthetic education, management of classroom art center, and adult's role in child art. Participants experience an array of media and conduct art activities with children. Prerequisite: Art certification or APLE only.
EED 367 Health and Physical Education for Elementary Schools
Discusses methods for physical activities for children, concepts and materials of health education, and values underlying programs of personal fitness for children. Prerequisite: APLE only.
ENG 140 Composition: Writing About Selected Topics
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.
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.
ENG 221 Selected Studies in World Literature
Introduces major writers and theoretical approaches in one or more literary traditions other than - or in combination with - British and/or American. Specific topics vary.
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.
ENG 234E Selected Study: The Graphic Novel
What makes a Graphic Novel graphic? Is it the visuals, the haunting images that illustrate these tales? Or is it the text, the harrowing narration that moves in tandem with the artwork? This course will wrestle with these questions — and many more — as it considers the thematic intensity, the technical expertise, and the artistry & craft within a series of celebrated works from the genre. Readings may include texts such as Watchmen, Fun Home, Maus, Black Hole, and Persepolis. Prerequisite: ENG 140 or equivalent.
ENG 245N Selected Studies: Florida Film Festival at Enzian
Participants in this course will engage in an extended conversation about film as art by participating in this year's Florida Film Festival. The class will view a wide range of films--from features and documentaries to animated shorts and works in progress--attend festival forums, and hold a series of conversations on the films and programs. The class will also meet with directors, producers, and festival organizers, as well as write film reviews and evaluative essays. Mandatory organizational meeting: date to be announced. Meeting dates and times will be announced.
ENG 245Q Selected Studies: Toy Media
This course looks at how technologies of animation (toy media) have penetrated literary works and other media from the 19th century to the twenty-first century.. We will look at highly gendered toys, such as Barbie and action figures. We will also examine the phenomenon of the child star—Shirley Temple, Michael Jackson, Honey Boo Boo as types of miniaturized or toy adults. You will write two critical essays (5-7 pages) that engage in close readings of literary works, film, and media from the class—concerning toys. You will be assessed on how well you are able to develop a critical essay, sustain a coherent and cohesive argument, and employ a critical vocabulary about literary works. You will also be assessed on how well you are able to incorporate key critical concepts from critical readings about literature and culture in oral presentations and an exam. Prerequisite: ENG 140 or equivalent.
ENG 245R Selected Studies: Dungeons & Dragons
From the Harry Potter series and the Lord of the Rings trilogy to Dante’s Inferno (video game) and the Medieval Times restaurant chain, residues and recreations of medieval culture are everywhere. This course uses novels, LARPing, comic books, games and film to examine the ways we remember the distant past and, in the process, reimagine it. Prerequisite: ENG 140 or equivalent.
ENG 260 Writer's Studio
In this course, you will learn about your creative potential and how to nurture it. You will take up a writing "practice" that includes regular writing and attention to the conditions under which you are most creative and productive. You will learn how to respond effectively to the writing of others. And you will be introduced to some basic techniques of craft that good writers use to achieve effect and meaning. Prerequisite: ENG 140 or equivalent.
ENG 277 Writing in the Community
How do we give voice to private and public concerns in shaping the places we live? How do we become active members influencing decisions in our various communities (political, environmental, religious, social, or intellectual)? This course in the genre of civic writing lets students develop selected forms (letters to the editor, fact-finding summaries, field studies, proposals, documentaries, and other persuasive public project pieces that organizations use to develop cases and gain support), write for a not-for-profit organization, and practice service learning. Formerly ENG 295. 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 300E Expository Writing: Documented Investigation
This course examines a variety of investigative genres: proposals, interviews, arguments, persuasive letters, as well as source-based reports and essays. As a final project in the course, students may investigate a problem facing one of their communities -- family, work, neighborhood, church, city -- and write a well-researched paper that explains relevant issues and argues for a solution. 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 304B Genre Study in American Liturature: Fiction
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). Prerequisite: ENG 140 and one 200-level ENG course or consent.
ENG 304C Genre Study in American Literature: Poetry
Examines poetry in American literature, emphasizing the changing forms and conventions of the genre. Focus varies, sometimes by broad literary movement (American Romanticism, Modernism, Postmodernism), sometimes by theme (race, gender, experimentation). Prerequisite: ENG 140 and one 200-level ENG course or consent.
ENG 312 Shakespeare Studies
Focuses on selected plays and/or poems by Shakespeare, examined in the context of history and culture. Satisfies "Major Author" requirement for English Majors. Prerequisite: ENG 140 or equivalent.
ENG 315 Studies in Nineteenth-Century British Literature
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 329A American Literature: Girls Who Break Rules
No available course description. Prerequisite: ENG 140 or equivalent.
ENG 367A Creative Writing Workshop: Poetry
Focuses on the writing of poetry through workshops run by the student participants and supervised by the professor in a conventional creative writing format. Includes some reading and discussion of contemporary poets. Prerequisite: ENG 167.
ENG 367C Creative Writing Workshop: Fiction
Focuses on the writing of short fiction through writing workshops run by the student participants and supervised by the professor in a conventional creative writing format. Includes some reading and discussion of contemporary short story writers. Prerequisite: ENG 167.
ENG 367L Creative Writing Workshop: Aspects of the Natural
No available course description. Prerequisite: ENG 167.
ENG 373 Journalistic Writing II
This course extends and deepens the skills and approaches introduced in Journalistic Writing I. Prerequisite: ENG 273.
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 or equivalent.
ENG 412 Shakespeare Studies
Topical course on Shakespeare's works, for advanced students. Topic to be advertised in advance of registration. Prerequisite: English major or consent. Prerequisite: ENG 140 or equivalent. JR Status. ENG major.
ENG 475 Writing Minor Colloquy
Capstone course that engages writing minors in a culminating workshop, facilitates an edited compilation of best work from the minor, and prepares them to continue writing and market their work. Prerequisite: must have completed the twenty (20) semester hours required for the creative writing minor except for this final course. By permission, a student may take this course concurrent with one other course to fulfill the minor.
ENG 490 Advanced Major Author(s) Study
Focuses on the works of a single author (excluding Shakespeare) OR a group of closely connected authors. Assigned texts include secondary sources as well as primary works. Prerequisite: ENG 140 or equivalent. JR Status.
ENG 497A Advanced Creative Writing Intership: Winter with the Writers
Interns assist in a variety of activities related to the Rollins Writing Program, i.e., Winter with the Writers; annual Student Readings; First Friday workshops; and other promotions. Interns are appointed by faculty selection committee. Prerequisite: Senior status and consent.
Weighs humanity's responsibility to nature, technocratic drift of society, and conflicts between material and environmental values. Traces development of a mechanistic worldview and re-emergence of an organic or holistic perspective.
ENV 201 Introduction to Historic Preservation
This course provides an introduction to issues of historic preservation. Topics include the history and language of the movement, governmental agencies and their activities, adaptive reuse, and architectural history. Research involving historical written sources, maps, photos, and oral history will be used in class assignments. Previously offered as GMS 201.
ENV 215P Topic: Introduction to Ecological Restoration
No available course description.
ENV 215Q Topic: Design Communications
This course focuses on the acquisition of skill and process by which the planning profession creates and communicates ideas. When a designer communicates, it must be specific, concise, and sticky. The key to effective communication by urban designers is the use of drawings and other tools to solve problems and articulate a vision. While there are many tools, including computer-aided imaging, this course focuses on hand-drawn drawings, which is an enduring, proven tool.
ENV 220 Field Botany with Lab
Examines taxonomy, evolution, ecology, and the environmental significance of local flora through directed observation, identification, and experimental analysis. Students describe and identify plant specimens obtained in the field and interpret evolutionary and ecological relationships among plant groups. Mandatory field labs in Florida’s natural environment and climate.
ENV 270 Environmental Literature
Features poets, novelists, and essayists who have spoken out strongly for preservation of the environment:Whitman, Thoreau, Emerson, Burroughs, Muir, Austin, Carson, and Abbey.
ENV 311 Stream Ecology with Field Study and Lab
Students will study the biology of natural streams along with human altered or polluted streams. Stream ecology will be studied emphasizing the “River Continuum Concept”. This concept deals with the naturally expected changes in biological, physical and chemical characteristics that streams experience as they flow from the headwaters downstream into valleys through farmland and towns on to the sea. Changes will be interpreted by monitoring aquatic macroinvertebrates (mainly aquatic insects, but also, crustaceans, snails and clams). The major biological groups of freshwater invertebrates, water pollution biology principles, as well as, methods of sampling and evaluation of the results will be studied in the classroom and used in a week long field study in the Little Tennessee River and its tributaries in GA and NC. Students will learn to differentiate natural changes from human-disturbance based changes. Sources of freshwater pollution and water quality constituents will be examined. The major biological groups of organisms used as well as, water pollution biology metrics and methods, will be studied in the classroom and put into practice in the weeklong field project. Benthic macroinvertebrate animals will be studied and some of the widely used metrics will be calculated to evaluate these changes. The HBS has excellent laboratory and housing facilities and is conveniently located. This location is an excellent area to study stream ecology: the biological/physical/chemical differences that streams express as they flow from the headwaters downstream to lowland elevations, valleys, and through farmland and towns on their way to the sea. Students do have to be able to either sample aquatic organisms using dipnets in the stream or sort the collected organisms the stream banks. See International Programs Web Site for dates and costs. Prerequisite: One O/P/N science course. ENV Major/minor or consent.
ENV 320 Aquatic Biology with Lab
Develops an awareness of the complex nature of the aquatic environment and the diversity of life in this medium. It starts with an exploration of the physical and chemical factors operating in the aquatic environment; then the most important groups of plants and animals are studied. Finally the individual groups are put together as populations and communities and the applied side of biology is examined through a short study of water-pollution biology. With laboratory and field trip.
ENV 386 Environmental Law
Introduces the interpretation and application of federal, state, and local environmental regulations in the U.S. Focuses on national and local land-use planning and federal judicial response to environmental problems past and present. Covers air and water pollution, dredge-and-fill laws, historic preservation, toxic-waste, and growth management regulations. Recommended: ENV 120 and 189.
HBR 102 Elementary Hebrew II
Aims for basic knowledge of modern Hebrew in both oral and written forms. Assigns readings on Jewish culture and history. Prerequisite: HBR 101 or instructor consent.
HIS 241 African-American History II: Reconstruction to Present Day
Surveys the political, social, and economic issues shaping African-American experiences from the Reconstruction Era to present day.
HLR 101 Library Research: America and England in the Eighteenth Century
The purpose of Library Research is to help students become more sophisticated users of the library. Focusing on an examination of the history of England and her American colonies during the revolutionary era, this course will illustrate how print, nonprint, and electronic information is systematically gathered, stored, and retrieved and how a variety of library services help make that information available to users. In the process of gathering resources and information for research projects dealing with the American Revolution, students will learn about the research process and the critical thinking skills needed to create efficient and effective research strategies and to evaluate the information found. Credit/No Credit Only.
HUM 300 Public Art, Private Lives
Considers the intersection of the public and private lives and works of the Bloomsbury Group, a collection of artists, writers, and social scientists who, in the early twentieth century, changed intellectual thought in Britain. Formerly HUM 315A.
HUM 304 Humanities: Medieval and Renaissance
The close of ancient Roman civilization corresponds to the rise of Christian culture in Western Europe. This time, which we call the beginning of the Middle Ages, saw the Christian Church, with its changing theological positions, become the sole arbiter of style, techniques, and subject in the arts and literature. This aesthetic dynasty began to diminish in the late Middle Ages until classicism and humanism re-emerged in the Western civilization during the Italian Renaissance. In this course students will investigate the development of Medieval theology and Renaissance humanism to determine how this changing relationship between mankind and its god influenced Western creativity. Prerequisite: ENG 140 or equivalent.
HUM 306 Humanities: Modern Period
This course will focus on the art, literature, music and philosophy of the twentieth century. We will cover early modernism, postwar existentialism, the avant-garde as well as new voices in poetic protest.
IFT 106 Using the World Wide Web for Research
Designed to help students learn how to find information for academic research. Also explores Web resources for professional and personal use. Objectives are to sharpen research abilities, critical thinking, and term paper writing skills by researching, selecting, and evaluating web sites. Exercises require use of the library and WWW resources. Assumes knowledge of basic Windows functions including use of scroll bars, mouse, and menus. (1 semester hour. CR/NC.)
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 107OL Using PowerPoint and Computer Graphics (Online)
Online course. 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 109 Using Access for Data Collection and Analysis
Microsoft Access will be used to show how information is stored and retrieved for use in data collection and analysis. 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 Pages for the World Wide Web 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 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 315B Topic: Russia in the World Order
No available course description.
INAF 315C Topic: Strategic Social Dynamics
This course will consider the roles that classical rhetoric, cognitive and evolutionary psychology, and game theory may play in efforts to influence individual and mass audiences. Students will develop familiarity with ancient and modern techniques used in diverse fields of activity, including marketing ploys, political campaigns, negotiation gambits, and cult recruitment.
INAF 315E Topic: National Security and The Intelligence Community
An examination of the National Security concerns of the United States and the form and function of the Intelligence Community (IC). Included is an exploration of traditional and non-traditional threats and the role intelligence plays in the decision making process of policy makers. Consideration of control and reliability questions, and issues of cooperation and coordination following 9-11, are central to understanding the IC reforms that govern current intelligence operations in support of National Security decisions, and how they may impact the civil liberties of U.S. citizens.
INAF 320 International Business Development
Details the elements required to market a product or service internationally. Covers international business development, market selection, country research, sales channel options, and international business law issues. Formerly offered under INAF 315 Topics:International Trade. Prerequisite: Junior status.
INAF 415F Seminar: Arab Democratic Spring
No available course description. Prerequisite: Priority to INAF graduating seniors. Academic Adviser approval required.
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.
INT 200 Intro to Liberal Studies: Life in Tansit & Transition
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. Prerequisite: ENG 140.
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 and Citizenship
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 102 Elementary Japanese II
An introduction to the Japanese language, stressing speaking, listening and writing systems. Prerequisite: JPN 101.
JPN 202 Intermediate Japanese II
This course presents more intricate concepts of Japanese grammar, stresses reading for comprehension, expansion of vocabulary, and improvement of oral and written proficiency. Prerequisite: JPN 201.
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 310 Applied Discrete Mathematics
Builds on the foundation established in Introduction to Discrete Mathematics. Topics include, but are not restricted to, combinatorics and graph theory, Boolean algebra, digital logic circuits, functional programming, models of computation, and computational complexity. Prerequisite: MAT 140.
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 152 Theory 2: Harmony
Explores perceiving and writing music through simple exercises in traditional harmony and voice leading in the context of historical examples. Keyboard Harmony/Secondary Piano laboratory required. Prerequisite: MUS 151 or consent.
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 154 Keyboard Harmony II
Keyboard Harmony II (MUS 154) is a continuation of Keyboard Harmony I (MUS 153). Emphasis will be placed on harmonization, transposition, modulation, improvisation, music dictation and also figured bass leading to four-part writing. Augmented and diminished triads, as well as major and minor seventh chords, will also be introduced. Other skills such as reading tenor and alto clefs and score reading will be taught in the latter part of the course. Prerequisite: Concurrent with MUS 152.
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 Singing Diction II: French and German
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 225S Topic: Song Writing II
No available description. Prerequisite: Song Writing I.
MUS 252 Theory 4: Introduction to Analysis
Highlights writing more chromatic harmonic accompaniments to melodies (Neapolitan 6th chords, 9th, 11th, 13th chords), as well as analyzing varied music. Prerequisite: MUS 251 or consent.
MUS 286 Intro 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. Formerly MUS 225H. Prerequisite: MUS 152
MUS 290 Basic Conducting
Includes baton technique and basic score reading. Lab format. Prerequisite: MUS major and SO status, or consent.
MUS 305B Topic: Opera Production
This course offers students practical rehearsal and performance experience of a full-length operatic role. Students will be provided with musical coaching and stage direction, while being challenged to develop the character through vocal and dramatic technique. The rehearsal period will culminate in a fully staged and costumed performance of the opera with orchestra. Prerequisite: audition and instructor’s consent.
MUS 314 Improvisation
Presents the rudiments of jazz idiom improvisational techniques. Discussion, demonstration, and performance of scales, harmonic devices, and forms. Prerequisite: MUS major or consent
MUS 320 Writing About Music
Discusses how to describe subjective experience in simple, declarative prose. Students review off-campus and out-of-class concerts and recitals while developing sources for bibliography. Event admission fees required.
MUS 342 Methods: Strings
Study, discussion, and analysis of methods and techniques of all instruments in the string family; development of experimental studies for each instrument separately and together; development of playing and teaching skills. Music major/minors only.
MUS 355 Practicum: Composition
Practicum: Composition offers students interested in more advanced study the opportunity to continue to receive instruction in composition beyond MUS 351/352 Seminar in Composition I and II. May be repeated. Prerequisite: MUS 152.
MUS 360 Music in the Global Environment
An introduction to 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 362 Music History: Classic/Romantic
Spans the Classic era (1750-1820) through the Romantic era (Nineteenth Century). Prerequisite: MUS 152 or consent.
MUS 372 Survey of Jews and Music: From Sinai to Symphony
Surveys some of the definitions of what is "Jewish" in music, from liturgical chant, to folk songs, to music of the concert hall and Tin Pan Alley. Prerequisite: Sophomore status.
MUS 380 Literature of the Instrument
Surveys major works of a particular instrument. Requires historical research, examination, and performance of scores, and extensive listening to recordings. Music majors or minors.
MUS 391 Practicum: Conducting
A practicum for advanced conducting students to further develop their knowledge of repertoire, performance practices, aural discrimination, and conducting technique. Prerequisite: MUS 390 or consent.
MUS 425E Topic: Performance Literature - Choral
This class will explore and survey a broad range of standard and new literature for choral ensembles with an emphasis on music applicable to the school classroom, studying and learning music for various types of ensembles and age groups. This course will also include instruction on identifying sources, historical significance, performance practices, basic conducting issues, evaluating the quality of performances, as well as practical application of the literature through creative programming for various types of ensembles. Prerequisite: Music major, JR Standing.
PHI 301 Dostoevsky and the God Problem
Students will consider and discuss philosophical questions of human meaning as they arise in the tortured life and seminal works of the Russian novelist, Fyodor Dostoevsky. This author first raised, in dramatic form, the issues that inspired both existential philosophy and humanistic psychology in the twentieth century. Starting with the problem of God and the dark side of human nature, we will bring philosophers (from Kierkegaard to Sartre) and psychological theorists (from Freud to Carl Rogers) to bear on these questions. Formerly PHI 240E.
PHI 321 Ethics and Political Realism
This course will briefly trace the theory and practice of "political realism" from Thucydides and Machiavelli to Metternich. It will consider the "realpolitik" of Hans Morgenthau and Henry Kessinger. It will review the foreign policy of the U.S. during the years of the 20th Century, and will look at its current role as the preeminent world power (especially in the aftermath of 9-11). The ethic of Reinhold Niebuhr and the geopolitical critique of Joseph Nye will be used to evaluate "political realism" in context. Previously offered as PHI 308 Topic in Philosophy.
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 in Psychology and Organizational Behavior
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 315H Topic: Team Building & Group Psychology
The workplace today requires that employees possess an appreciative sensitivity, and understanding of group psychology and team dynamics. The ability to lead group discussions, communicate non-defensively, criticize constructively, listen effectively, and manage interpersonal conflict -- participate in teams -- is critical to success. In this course, the fundamental concepts relating to group development, group dynamics, and interpersonal conflict will be examined. The course applies this conceptual knowledge to common group problems, group decision-making, and the development of effective team skills.
PSY 315J Topic: Applied Behavior Analysis
The course is designed to advance students' knowledge of the application of applied behavior analysis. Students will learn how Board Certified Behavior Analysts approach the task of behavioral assessment and from there create individualized plans to help teach new skills and reduce problem behaviors. In this course students will make extensive use of the material learned in the Learning and Behavior course and apply what they have learned to human behavior. Prerequisite: PSY 101 & 261. Corequisite for psychology majors: PSY 301, 304.
PSY 329 Environmental Psychology
Examines how environments (natural and built) relate to thoughts, feelings, and behavior. Topics include nature and mental health, environmental responsibility, identity display, disasters, home and work, and environment and crime.
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 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.
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.
REL 217 Jewish Life and Thought
Features modern historical, literary, and theological masterpieces that explore law, ritual, Zionism, Israel, American Judaism, and changing world of women in contemporary Judaism.
REL 251K Topic: Historical Jesus
What did Jesus actually say? What did Jesus actually do? How can we separate out history from additions and interpretations of the early Christian community? The study of the Historical Jesus will explain and evaluate current adventurous research conducted by members of the Jesus Seminar and other New Testament Scholars on this lively topic. In addition to class discussions, students will be expected to read and comment on various books and be prepared to trace pertinent themes that run through the New testament writers. Prerequisite: REL 126.
REL 351E Topic: Religion and Popular Culture
This course focuses on the portrayal and treatment of religion in popular culture, and examines some of the ways that religious and mythic themes are expressed in films, music, television, and other pop culture venues.
SPN 102 Elementary Spanish II
Grammar, readings, cultural material, intensive oral practice, optional language laboratory. Prerequisite: SPN 101 or equivalent.
THE 205 History of American Musical Theatre
Traces development from early and current European influences to present American musicals. Analyzes political, social, and musical styles. Suitable for nonmajors.
THE 210 Survey of Western Dramatic Literature
Covers major playwrights, genres, and dramatic texts from Ancient Greek tragedy to modern American realism and beyond. Evaluates the ways in which Western culture has (mis)represented itself and others onstage and given meaning to the human experience. Suitable for nonmajors.
WMS 205 Introduction to Women's Studies
Presents feminist theory and origins of women's studies. Discusses classic texts of the contemporary feminist movement. Raises consciousness about sexual stereotypes, anger, female friendships, lesbianism, mothering, violence against women, and economic power.
WMS 225A Women's Power in Fairy Tales
Description not available at this time.
WMS 305A Topic: Strategies for Changemakers
No available course description.