Course Descriptions

Spring 2014

These descriptions reflect the Spring term courses only.


ANT 150 Cultures of the World
Surveys past and present peoples of the world. Introduces students to diversity and the underlying unity of human culture from evolutionary and ecological perspectives. Suitable for nonmajors. 

ANT 205T Topic: Music of the African Diaspora
This course will explore a diverse array of folk, religious, and popular musical styles from throughout the African Diaspora, both as complex artistic forms in their own right, and as jumping-off points for discussions of several broader social, cultural, political, economic, and historical issues central to the study of the African Diaspora. 

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 305Y Topic: Social Entrepreneurship - Business as Public Good in the 21st Century
This course explores the work of global citizens who are utilizing innovative business models to address some of the world's most pressing problems. From water crises and food shortages to education access and equal justice the course will consider cutting edge practices around the globe that serve the social good by fusing fiscal sustainability and culturally informed practices. 

ANT 306 Medicine and Culture
Examines how different cultures view disease and illness, how they explain illnesses, what they do about them, and how they use disease and illness as social controls. Discusses these issues in general and then as they apply to several specific cultures -- including our own.  


ARH 220 Castles and Cathedrals: Medieval Art
Covers architecture, sculpture, painting, and minor arts circa 300-1300 AD including the decline of classical art, emergence of Early Christian and Byzantine art, and relationship between arts of East and West. Examines development of Romanesque and Gothic styles as symbols of human life, belief, and ideas. Formerly ARH 309.  Prerequisite: Sophomore status.

ART 243 Human Figure Drawing I
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.  ART 221 or Consent.

ART 343 Human Figure Drawing 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: ART  221 or consent.


ASL 200 American Sign Lang II
In this course, the deaf culture and principles related to an intermediate level of conceptual sign language will be emphasized. Complex grammatical structure and construction will be introduced. Students will develop advanced receptive and expressive conversational skills.  Prerequisite: ASL 100 or equivalent.


ARA 102 Elementary Arabic II
Continues fundamental introduction to Arabic language. Prerequisites: ARA 101.


BIO 101 Biology of Cancer with Lab
Provides an understanding of the underlying causes of cancer in addition to preventative methods and available treatments. Basic biological principles (cellular, molecular, and physiological) will be examined to provide the proper framework for understanding cancer. This course is aimed towards those with little or no previous biology experience, and is intended for non-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 and 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 215 Micro & Macro Economics
This course introduces economic theory and analysis as they apply to personal, entrepreneurial, and policy-related decision-making. We will discuss economic concepts used to describe, explain, evaluate, predict, and address key social, political, & economic problems in many countries, highlighting the social impact of economic choices. 

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 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 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 317 Personal Finance
Personal Finance is the process of sourcing and using funds to achieve personal objectives. The course outlines a wide variety of financial instruments available for managing money.  Applications include: personal financial statements, insurance, social security, investments, tax, retirement, estate planning, and personal financial planning as a profession. 

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 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.

BUS 375 Advertising and Promotion
Advertising, promotion, publicity, public relations, direct selling, and personal selling are processes for communication with current and prospective customers.  Using problems and cases this course examines the marketing communication process, message development, media selection, management of the process, and evaluation of communication effects on consumer behavior.  Prerequisite: BUS 330.


CMS 167 Problem Solving I with Java
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 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 Mgmt 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 380 Simulation Analysis and Design
Explores the use of probability theory and statistical methods in the development of computer simulations used to study/model real-world phenomenon.  Prerequisite: CMS 270.

CMS 484 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.



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 130 Event Planning and Communication
Provides a comprehensive overview of elements and factors involved in the planning, production, and assessment of special events as well as the communication factors that dominate each phase of the process. Through a review of the literature, interaction with guest presenters, interviews with professionals including site visits, and a class produced half-day conference; students will learn both the components of a successful event and the required communication skills.  Prerequisite: COM 100; PR Concentration

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 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 310 Family Communication
This course explores communication within the family unit, specific family relationships, and elements inherent in relationships.  Activities are designed to improve specific communication skills and positively guide family communication behavior. Previously offered as COM 315 Topic.  

COM 312 Persuasion
Explores influencing human behavior in socially acceptable ways. Looks into persuasion strategies from attitude change to audience analysis.  

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

COM 421 Organizational Comm
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 e-mail with attachments.  

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.


CMC 350V Topic: Black Cinema
This course examines the production, image, and theory of blacks in the cinematic Diaspora.  Students will be exposed to the historical trajectory of black people in film (Birth of a Nation [1915]) as well as black people producing film (Oscar Micheaux to Dee Rees).  Since thinking, studying, and writing about film studies pivots on precise terms and articulation of ways of seeing, a strong theoretical component will accompany this course.  Students are expected to master theoretical knowledge and be able to show a deep understanding of the black cinematic tradition.  Finally, because this course deals with an oppressed minority group, students should show evidence in their in-class and out-of-class work of struggling with anti-oppressive and solidarity building skills at the foundation of all Critical Media and Cultural Studies courses.  Three cogent essays, pop quizzes on readings, a mid-term, and final exam will give students an opportunity to display these skills. 


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 Dance 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 Dance II
Builds on technique and includes history, theory, and vocabulary.  Prerequisite: DAN 179 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 213 Principles of Economics II: Introduction to 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, 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 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 305J Topic: Economic Decisions and the Economy of the Brain
Will explore and evaluate the choices we make as an outcome of the human brain’s goal to be efficient in dealing with unlimited reality with scarce mental resources for the core purpose of survival. Will explore key ideas of both behavioral economics and neuroeconomics as they bear on interpretations by mainstream economics of economic decision-making. Will play class games and make use of the arts, language, and visualizations to illustrate the ideas presented. To quote Ernst Mach, "When the human mind, with its limited powers, attempts to mirror in itself the rich life of the world, of which it is itself only a small part, and which it can never hope to exhaust, it has every reason for proceeding economically.  Prerequisites: ECO 108, 212 & 213.

ECO 325 Distribution: Income and Wealth
Studies distribution of income and wealth among families and individuals by race, sex, age, occupation, and class in the U.S. and other countries. Offers alternative theories and views on how best to achieve desirable distribution with public policy tools.  Prerequisite: ECO 108, 212 and 213.

ECO 336 Gender and Latin American Economic Development
This course is about the relationship between gender and economic development in Latin America. We examine the evolution of women's property rights, access to resources and employment, and socioeconomic position.  We use economic tools to understand the role that gender plays in various development models as well as in the analysis of poverty, inequality, credit, land, and labor markets. The course then looks at the impact of economic change and economic development on gender, families and the household, as well as women's responses to such changes via movements for social and gender justice. Finally, we examine 'post-development' feminist alternatives to modernization that are emerging from the Global South.  

ECO 365 Economic Democracy and Economic 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 205B Topic: Motivation in Education
The purpose of this class is to familiarize students with the motivation constructs that have received extensive attention across achievement domains including psychology and education, as well as with prominent theories and lines of inquiry in the area of self-growth and human motivation. Readings and discussions also center on the role that other critical motivation constructs play in social and academic settings, and how motivation relates to achievement outcomes. These include attributions of success and of failure, needs, achievement goal orientations, internal self-regulation, academic help-seeking, and intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. 

EDU 271 School & 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. 

EDU 311 Teaching Writing in Elementary Schools
The primary purpose of this course is to learn about the nature of the writing process and how to develop learning activities where the development of good writing will be facilitated. In that the course deals with the "writing process," there will be an emphasis on what skillful writers actually do when creating a written work. The developmental nature of learning how to write will be a major consideration in this course. 

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 345 Orientation to International Studies
This course serves as an orientation to a field study.  Students will read, write, view videos, and discuss the culture, people, geography, history, politics, religions, education and economy of the country where the field study will take place.  Prerequisite: Acceptance to Field Study; Instructor Approval.

EDU 347 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.

EDU 406 Strategies for Instruction, Learning & Classroom Management in Diverse Elementary Schools
Emphasizes planning, implementing, and evaluating instruction based on current research. Includes teaching field experience.  Prerequisite: Elementary Education major and completion of EDU 271 and EDU 272.  Corequisites:  EDU 409 and 409L.

EDU 407 Strategies for Instruction, Learning & Classroom Management 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 409 Literacy and Content Area Instruction
Presents reading and language arts methods for teaching in constructivist, whole language classroom.  Prerequisite: Elementary Education Major and Junior Standing.  Corequisites: EDU 406 and 409L.

EDU 409L Reading Field Experience
Both EDU 406 Teaching and Learning in Diverse Elementary Schools and EDU 409 Literacy and Content Area Instruction require an extensive field component. Students will spend approximately 100 hours teaching reading and content area reading in an assigned elementary school. ESOL infused course.  Prerequisite: Elementary Education Major and Junior Standing.  Corequisites: EDU 406 and 409.

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 363 Social Studies for Elementary Schools
Delves into foundations for social studies, exploring human experience, environmental studies (including conservation), teaching strategies for inquiry learning, problem solving, and concept development.  Prerequisite: two courses from among EDU 271, 272, 280 and 324.

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 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.  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, Johnson, 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 210 Language and Power
A survey of rhetorical tools leaders have used throughout history to change their societies. Students will analyze how these tools function within speeches, letters, essays, and other literary texts that have persuaded audiences to think, feel, and act in new ways. By modeling such writing in their own essays, students will practice using these tools to address contemporary social issues while discussing the ethical concerns that responsible citizens must consider whenever they use rhetoric.  Prerequisite: ENG 140 or equivalent.

ENG 211 Visual Rhetoric for Writers
Investigates how visuals (pictures, graphics, color, and layout) interact with words to add or disrupt meaning in texts. Studies cutting-edge research on visual perception. Practices document design using InDesign software.  Prerequisite: ENG 140 or equivalent.

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.  Prerequisite: ENG 140.

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 232 Literature and Experience
This genre course may focus on drama, poetry, fiction, and/or prose. Suitable for nonmajors.  Prerequisite: ENG 140 or equivalent.

ENG 234 Selected Studies in Literary Themes
Focuses on drama, poetry, fiction, and prose. Suitable for nonmajors.  Prerequisite: ENG 140 or equivalent.

ENG 267 Topics/Techniques in Writing
The topics version of this course offers an introduction to a very specific genre of writing (fiction, autobiography, humor writing, etc.), giving close attention to the defining characteristics of the genre and offering a sequence of short reading and writing assignments designed to develop facility in producing the genre. The techniques version of this course offers a close study of a specific literary technique (point of view, character/dialogue, narrative design, voice), and requires practicing the technique in short, focused writing assignments with emphasis on both literary and technical excellence.  Prerequisite: ENG 140 or consent.

ENG 295 Studies in Nonfiction
Focus on forms, themes, and techniques of specific nonfiction prose genres (biography, environmental writing, etc.). Students study closely both peer and professional examples of the genre, learning to develop their own style and voice in practicing the form.  Prerequisite: ENG 140.

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 Literature: 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 elective.

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 elective.

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 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 373 Journalistic Writing II
This course extends and deepens the skills and approaches introduced in Journalistic Writing I.  Prerequisite: ENG 273.

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 444 Topics in Advanced Literature and Cultural Studies
Offers advanced study in literature and culture with focus on critical theory. Specific topics vary. Possibilities include theories of gender and sexuality, critical race theory, postcolonial, performance, and formal innovation.  Prerequisite: Junior/Senior Status

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 497A Advanced Creative Writing: 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.


ENV 189 The Environmental Crisis in its Cultural Context
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 205B Topic: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
Provides an overview of general principles of GIS and theoretical treatment of the nature and analytical use of spatial information, with an emphasis s on development of problem solving and spatial thinking skills. Introduces ArcView GIS package. The course is not a software package tutorial course, rather it provides students the background and knowledge of GIS theory and applications that they can apply to any GIS software package. Designed for students with no prior GIS experience, however, students need to have basic experience with Windows computers and tasks, such as moving, copying and deleting files, making and changing directories, working with simple word processors and graphics programs, and surfing the Internet. 

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 289 Nature in the City
Takes up the problems of environmental degradation and alienation--separation of humans from nature--in American cities. Traces efforts of design professionals beginning with Frederick Law Olmsted to harmonize urban and natural worlds. 

ENV 320 Aquatic Biology: Freshwater 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.


FIL 250A Film As Art: The Florida Film Festival
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. Additional nonrefundable fee for tickets - $210.

Mandatory organizational meeting prior to festival:  March 23, 2:00 p.m., Location TBD. Festival dates: Saturday, April 5 (11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.); Sunday, April 6 (11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.); Friday, April 11 (6 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.); Saturday, April 12 (11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.) and Sunday, April 13 (11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.). 


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 consent.

HBR 201 Intermediate Hebrew I
Stresses reading, writing, speaking, grammar review, and lab. Offered alternate years as enrollment permits.  Prerequisite: HBR 102


HIS 143 History of US from 1877
Examines major political, social, and economic themes from the revolutionary era to the present. Covers 1763-1877 in the first term, 1877-present in the second. Students read textbook, secondary-source essays, and primary-source documents. Suitable for nonmajors.  

HIS 265J Topic: The Holocaust 1933-48
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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.  

HUM 315E Topic: Coexistence or Coercion? An Interdisciplinary Exploration of Medieval Spain
Islamic rule of Spain during the Medieval Era has been hailed as an era of religious tolerance and respectful coexistence.  Many scholars, on the other hand, dispute this view as overly positive.  What is beyond dispute is that the presence and interaction of the Islamic, Christian and Jewish communities in Moorish Spain produced art, architecture, poetry, philosophy and music of exquisite beauty and ultimately helped to smooth the rough road to the Renaissance in Europe.  This course will explore the reality of coexistence in Medieval Spain, an era that leaves us with the sublime Alhambra, an image of paradise, heavily fortified against the political struggles taking place just outside its walls. 


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
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 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 310 Terrorism: A Global Challenge
This course traces the evolution of terrorism and considers its impact on international relations and other global interactions and relationships. Formerly INAF 315F. 

INAF 315E Topic: Perspectives on Globalization
This course examines key developments, problems, and future prospects, impacting individuals as consumers, citizens, producers, and workers in relation to globalization - a complex process in which technological innovations and market-opening policies have gradually integrated people and communities economically, culturally, and politically. 

INAF 315K The New Art of War
Course description not available. 

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 384 East Asian Politics
Compares the political systems of China, Vietnam, Japan, and the Koreas. Looks into key regional issues and East Asia in post-Cold War global order. Not available to students who have completed POL 384. 

INAF 415H Seminar: Arab Democratic Spring
Description not available. 


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 200A Stories/Mind,Memory& Madness
From the ancient world to the present, creative men and women - painters, sculptors, writers, philosophers, and musicians - have struggled with their own madness and their art, trying to understand their inner conflicts and their outer works of art. This course will examine the relationship between madness and creativity through the visual arts, literature, philosophy, and music, and attempt to answer this question:Does madness act as a springboard to creativity? In this exploration, we will focus on the creative passion and the art and literary forms that resulted. We will consider the impact alternative states of consciousness may have had on this process. During this inquiry, the students will be guided through a study of the lives and creative work of individual artists, writers, and composers who may have been deemed "mad" by their contemporaries or in historical retrospective.  Prerequisite: ENG 140 or equivalent.

INT 221 Statistics for Social Science
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 102 Elem 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.


LAC 205C Topic: Latin America in Film
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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 Intro to 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.

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.


MUS 152 Theory II
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 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 153.

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 215 Discover Music Through Technology
introduces students to facets of the music technology world. Gives insight into real-world applications of recording software, notation software, and MIDI sequencing. Builds on previous aural training to begin working on projects that could be useful in real world job opportunities.  Prerequisite: MUS 151.

MUS 223 Singing Diction II:German /French
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
Using existing works as a guide the student will study the form and method of well-known song writers and create compositions of their own in a variety of styles.  This will culminate in a class recording project.  Prerequisite: MUS 227.

MUS 252 Theory IV
Highlights writing more chromatic harmonic accompaniments to melodies (Neapolitan 6th chords, 9th, 11th, 13th chords), as well as analyzing varied music.  Prerequisite: MUS 152 or consent.

MUS 305D Topic: Contrapuntal Techniques
No available course description.  Prerequisite: MUS 252.

MUS 305G Topic: Survey of Orchestral Literature
No available course description.  Prerequisite: MUS 152.

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 340 Methods: Percussion
Study, discussion, and analysis of methods and techniques of all instruments in the brass family; development of experimental studies for each instrument separately and together; development of playing and teaching skills.  Music major/minors only.

MUS 355 Practicum: Music 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 352.

MUS 360 Music in 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 and Romantic Era
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 Lit of the Instrument: Voice
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.


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.


POL 315U Topic: Appl Political Ethics
This course will provide an overview of the most current and controversial issues that can be analyzed through the lens of different ethical theories. In particular, this class will be a class on applied (social and political) ethics.


PSY 101 Intro 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 & 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 & 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 313 Psychology of Religious Experience
Provides an overview of historical and modern research and theory in the psychology of religion, focusing on empirical studies and religious behaviors. Discussions center on the relationships between religious and scientific world views. Topics include the relationship between religious beliefs and practices and child rearing, mental and physical health, brain functioning, and life after death experiences.

PSY 315E 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 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 Organization 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.


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. 

REL 217 Jewish Life and Thought
Features modern historical, literary, and theological masterpieces that explore law, ritual, Zionism, Israel, American Judaism, and the changing world of women in contemporary Judaism. 

REL 251D Topic: American Jewish Humor
This course is a look at American Jewish history through one particular lens; that of the peculiar phenomenon of Jewish humor. There is a long history of Jews and humor which has nothing to do with the immigrant experience in America, but the immigrant experience in America nonetheless has a great deal to do with the humor that has been produced by Jews in this country, particularly in the 20th century. We will be reading some historical background on American Jews and some humor theory as our foundation for our understanding of film viewings, short stories, stand-up comedy performances and musical recordings. By looking at the way Jewish humor changed throughout the 20th century we should in the end be able to chart the way the lives of American Jews were changing and have a deeper understanding of the American Jewish experience. 


SEB 200 Social Entrepreneurship: Leading Change
Students will examine the historical and current movement of social entrepreneurship, and explore social entrepreneurship in the context of global and local social issues and personal motivational fit.  Critical entrepreneurial skills will be enhanced, such as creativity, innovation, resilience, risk-taking, transformative communication, and teamwork. 

SEB 320 Strategies for Changemakers
This course prepares students to be effective changemakers while they learn best practices of social innovation and entrepreneurship. Students learn how to identify contemporary issues and problems by studying social movements, researching the history of the issues, and analyzing strategies and systems. Students will participate in a community engagement component, where they will interact with local social entrepreneurs and mentors, and then build a tangible solution to a specific problem.


SPN 102 Elementary Spanish II
Grammar, readings, cultural material, intensive oral practice, optional language laboratory.  Prerequisite: SPN 101 or equivalent.


THE 136 Voice and Speech I: Free Speech
Investigates the fundamental principles and functionality of voice production and speech mechanics. Suitable for nonmajors. 

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. 

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.