Course Descriptions

Spring 2015

These descriptions reflect the Spring term courses only.


ANT 207 Anthropology of Modern Africa
Introduces contemporary Africa from an anthropological perspective. Addresses the sociocultural characteristics and dynamic practices of African communities in the 21st century. All regions of the continent are discussed.

ANT 305A Topic: Community Health
This course introduces students to core concepts, theories, and methods associated with community health. Students will gain perspectives needed to examine social determinants of health from a community perspective and will be introduced to key methods for community health interventions and program planning.

ANT 305J Topic: Social Engineering and Espionage
See INAF 315J for description.

ANT 305Y Topic: Social Entrepreneurship in the Global Era
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 335H Topic: Women Artist of the Italian Renaissance and Baroque
This course will focus on the major achievements of women artists during the Renaissance and Baroque periods.  The course will explore the roles the women played as compared to their male counterparts.  The course will also explore the economics, politics, patronage and public opinions of the role of women in the arts during the two periods.

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


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

ARA 202 Intermediate Arabic II
Reviews and builds on first year grammar and vocabulary. Presents more intricate grammatical concepts and stresses reading for comprehension, expansion of vocabulary, and improvement of oral and written skills. Prerequisite: ARA 201.


BIO 111 Human Genetics with Lab
Discusses the general principles underlying basic human genetics. Explores current issues such as stem cells, genetic testing, heritable diseases, and cancer biology.


BUS 101 Business, Innovation, & Entrepreneurial Thinking
This course introduces the roles of business in society, the nature of entrepreneurship, and the application of business concepts to creating economic wealth, improving individual opportunity, raising standards of living, increasing quality of life, accepting social responsibility, promoting ecological sustainability, and realizing political stability. You will learn the interdependency of creativity, innovation, entrepreneurial thinking, new venture creation and business management.

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

BUS 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 and 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 101 or BUS 130 and 132.

BUS 241 Business Analysis
This course introduces (1) the uses of information technology (MIS, Big Data) for data gathering, organization, & analysis and (2) tools such as statistics, algorithms, and analytics for interpreting data and drawing conclusions.  Areas covered include basic research design, probability, statistics, information processing, decision support, and self-directed systems. Prerequisite: BUS 101 or BUS 130 and 132.

BUS 310 Management & Organizational Behavior
Management is the process of understanding and 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 and BUS 101 or BUS 130 and 132.

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 320 Entrepreneurial & Corporate Finance
Finance is the process of sourcing and using funds to achieve business objectives. This course introduces theories, concepts, and tools for financial planning, analysis, evaluation, and decision making in businesses, nonprofits, and social enterprises. Prerequisite: BUS 215, 230 and Junior Status.

BUS 330 Entrepreneurial Marketing
This course examines the marketing–entrepreneurship interface including opportunity recognition, taking and managing risks, innovation and value co-creation aimed at solving problems, whether for the customers in the marketplace or for people confronting complexities of social issues. Key concepts of situational-market analysis, segmentation, new product-solution development, pricing and channels of distribution and convention/digital communication strategies are integrated. Focuses on development of self, reflective practice, and skills for True Teamwork. Prerequisite: Junior status and BUS 101 or BUS 130 and 132.

BUS 348 Investments
Explores theories and techniques of investing, especially in the stock and bond markets. Highlights basic security analysis and portfolio management, as well as financial planning in a changing economic environment. Prerequisite: BUS 320.

BUS 390A Topic: Personal Selling
Interactive classes that will focus on sales processes, sales strategies and sales skills needed to be successful in any product or service business. Classes will be enriched with the use of current examples of successful sales organization’s and sales professionals.

BUS 390B Topic: Growing and Managing a Small Business
This course  provides  an  entrepreneurial roadmap for  creating a successful  small business and strong  community partner.   The format will take students through the complete  process  from  securing financing,  maintaining a competitive advantage and handling the myriad of problems (and opportunities) that are part of any (every?) daily business operation.  Topics  include:   management strategies,  how to instill employee longevity and  build customer loyalty into your business culture.

BUS 400 Strategic Management
Taking a strategic approach to the challenges of managing the organization as a whole, this course examines the process of evaluating current performance, managing crises, recognizing trends and issues, creating and implementing evaluating strategies in light of organizational objectives and priorities. Based on case studies of businesses, nonprofits, and social enterprises, students will make several formal presentations focusing on situational analysis, formulation of objectives and strategies, implementation of action plans, and evaluation of results. Prerequisite: BUS 397.


CLP 102 Making Any Major Marketable
Co-taught by Rollins faculty & staff from the Center for Career & Life Planning, this course is designed to help current students explore the relationship between academic majors and career opportunities while also discovering how career interests and personal values can complement various career fields.  Students in this course will gain experience while developing practical skills in writing resumes and cover letters, interviewing, creating professional online profiles, and networking.  The ultimate goal of the course is for students to package and market their education, experience, skills, and interests into a successful personal brand.


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

CMS 167L Problem Solving I Lab
Develops proficiency in using the programming principles introduced in CMS 167 and experience in incorporating those principles into working computer programs.

CMS 170 Problem Solving II: Java & Lab
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 and 167L.

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

CMS 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: 330 and MAT 140.

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: One 400-level CMS course.


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.

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 295 Research Methods in Communication
Introduces the fundamentals of communication research. Topics include the scientific method, quantitative and qualitative approaches, research ethics, hypothesis testing, measurement issues, survey design, data analysis, and more.

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 313 Mass Media and Society
This course is a study of the impact of the media on the habits, customs and thinking of our times. Students explore topics that include:the relationships between mass media and society, social and ethical issues, and the media's role in the nation's history. Formerly COM 315K.

COM 315A Topic: High Impact Presentations
This course will expand on the public speaking skills gained through the Communication major and focus on how to create truly impactful presentations. It introduces students to a variety of presentation formats, both mediated and not mediated through technology, and emphasizes the creation of professional, impactful presentations that convey a sense of personality and trust while also being interesting and informative.

COM 325 Communication Campaigns
Introduces the planning, organizing, implementation, and evaluation of various educational, health, political, religious, and commercial campaigns. Communication campaigns are focused, large-scale efforts to exert social influence.

COM 345 Leadership, Film, and Communication
The course initiates a thoughtful consideration of the nature of leadership as depicted in film.  Through seeking understanding in dialogue with fellow learners, students are encouraged toward greater discernment of the person, the collective, and the context with regard to the dynamic systems involved in leadership.  Film provides unique insights to investigate character and motive, as well as culture, allowing us to access meaning and significance through theoretical, analytic and dialogic inquiry.

COM 400 Advanced Project in Communication Studies
This course will give students an opportunity to develop advanced research skills necessary to design, execute, write, and present communication research in a particular area of interest identified by individual students. Prerequisite: COM 295 or 395 or instructor concent.

COM 412 Conflict and Communication
This course studies human behavior with particular attention to the role of conflict across various contexts (interpersonal relationships, group/team, organizational settings and multi-cultural settings).

COM 421 Organizational Communication
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 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 Communication Studies.


CMC 110 Digital Storytelling
This course develops the ability to use and understand digital technologies as tools for creative multimedia expression. Students study how narrative and symbols structure meaning, and create  multimedia projects.

CMC 250A Topic: Photojournalism as Activism
Passion, empathy, and endurance are the keys to good photojournalism and effective activism. We will explore the historical and contemporary role of photography and photojournalism in evoking emotions, exposing social injustices, impacting public dialogues about social problems, and in galvanizing people to act. The course will be a mix of learning, practicing, presenting and critiquing photography and photo essays, as well as reading, writing, discussing and analyzing advocacy-oriented photojournalism.

CMC 250B: Topic: Crime & (In)justice
No Justice, No Peace! These were the chants heard in the streets after Trayvon Martin's killer was declared not guilty at the Seminole County courthouse in Sanford, Florida, and at demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri, calling for an investigation into the police shooting of Michael Brown. We will analyze these and other case studies that demonstrate racial and class divides in the United States. We will also assess the role of protests and independent media in effecting social change, from the civil rights era to today.

CMC 350C: Topic: Globalization and Inequality
Climate disruption... terrorism... economic crises... nuclear disasters... water scarcity... sweatshops... poverty and hunger... oil spills... war... cultural conflicts..... There is no more important time than now to learn about the processes of globalization and the consequences of inequalities and overconsumption. Come explore together what it means to be an informed and responsive global citizen, and discover individuals, organizations, and social movements acting to make our world a more just, sustainable, and peaceful place.​

CMC 350Y Topic: Media, Sexualities, Gender
Assumptions and expectations about sexuality, masculinity, and femininity bombard us from every social institution--none more powerful than mass media. This course examines how media portray gender and sexuality; how those portrayals intersect with stereotypes and prejudices related to race, class, and other identities; and how television, music, video/computer games, social media (and more!) shape and constrain how we see ourselves, others, and the world.  


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

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

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

DAN 200 Dance in America
Studies relationships of choreographers, critics, and performers to historical trends in the art form. Links dance to contemporary political and social issues.

DAN 203 Dance History
Follows the evolution of Western concert dance from primitive times to the late twentieth century:dance in ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome; Ballet Comique; Opéra Ballet; Ballet d'Action; and Romantic ballet.

DAN 210 Dances of Other Cultures
Explores various regional and ethnic dances with a focus on non-Western dance as an expression of culture. Participation in selected dances will be augmented by lecture and film.

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

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

DAN 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 306 Monetary Economics
Examines financial markets and institutions, monetary theory, and macroeconomic implications. Charts the relationship between Federal Reserve and depository institutions, as well as the effects of monetary and fiscal policies on economic performance. Prerequisite: ECO 108, 212 and 213.

ECO 323 Political Economy of Chinese Development
Examines contemporary Chinese economic development in historical and global contexts, with an emphasis on the role of class relations and state policies in shaping economic changes. Prerequisite: ECO 108, 212, and 213

ECO 325 Distribution of 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 340 Classic Works in Economics
Focuses on works that helped shape modern economics. Draws upon such primary sources as Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations; David Ricardo’s Principles of Political Economy and Taxation; John Stuart Mill’s Principles of Political Economy; Karl Marx’s Das Kapital; Alfred Marshall’s Principles of Economics; and J. M. Keynes’s The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money. Prerequisite: ECO 108, 212 & 213.


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. One semester hour.

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 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 319 Integrated Arts in the Elementary School
Provide the student with knowledge, skills, and the disposition to integrate arts into the education of elementary school children in ways that will enrich and enliven the educational experience for all. Prerequisite: Elementary Ed major or Secondary music minor.

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.


ENG 125 Practices Effective Writing I
Helps students develop writing skills by practicing composing and editing strategies aimed at clarity and correctness. Students must earn at least a C grade to receive credit.

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: Cult Classics
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 211 Show and Tell: Visual and Verbal Text Design
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 World Drama
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 229 Selected Studies in American Literature: American Crime Fiction
Studies forms, traditions, themes, and genres, varying from year to year.

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

ENG 276 Writing for the Future
How do we depict ourselves when we're communicating on the internet? How does our understanding of audience shift? This course in the genre of cyberspace writing explores how our own personal reading and writing are being changed by advances in technology, as well as how online forms and practices are reshaping corporate and academic writing. Focusing on new skills we'd like to master, we'll consider whether our ability to learn is affected by our uses of technology. Previous experience is NOT a prerequisite. 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 304BG Am Lit: Bondage & Freedom
Examines drama in American literature, emphasizing the changing forms and conventions of the genre. Playwrights discussed include Treadwell, Miller, Williams, Hansberry, Shepard, Mamet, and Finley. Prerequisite: ENG 140.

ENG 304C American Literature: Poetics of the Perverse
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 310 Game of Thrones
Studies literature in historical context of Anglo-Saxon and Middle English periods, from 600 to 1500, in England. Emphasis on the history of the language, the cultural diversity, and the oral-formulaic nature of the poetry. Primary focus: Beowulf, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, and Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Prerequisite: ENG 140 or equivalent.

ENG 315 Disney Victorians
“Mother and Dad both loved the Victorian Period,” writes Diane Disney Miller, daughter of Walt Disney. Given Disney’s choices of films — Alice in Wonderland, Pinocchio, The Jungle Book, Oliver and Company, The Little Mermaid — the statement is perhaps unsurprising. In this course, students will explore the ways in which our modern perspective on late-nineteenth century British and European texts has been shaped by an American cartoonist. We’ll read the original texts, considering both their historical background and their reception history (including Disney’s adaptations). In addition to readings and active participation during class discussions, assignments will include: posts to a class discussion board; a group project looking at the reception and adaptation history for a single text; a final research paper; and a final exam. Prerequisite: ENG 140 or equivalent.

ENG 319 20th Century English Novel
Examines major writers and writings of the Modernist, Contemporary, and/or Postmodern 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 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 367J Creative Writing Workshop: Playwriting
Class activities include: play discussions, readings of student work-in-progress, and workshops in both small and large groups. By the end of the semester students will have written a full-length play.

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

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

ENG 419 20th Century English Novel
Examines major writers and writings of the modern and contemporary periods. Emphases may include movements in poetry, fiction, or drama -- especially those that represent experiments in new modes of expression at the beginning and end of the century. Prerequisite: ENG 140 or equivalent.  JR Status.

ENG 444B Topic: Masochisms
In Masochisms we will examine “negative” affects (sadness, depression, humiliation) and their relationship to gender,  race constructions and sexuality as well as formal structures of films, poems, plays, and manifestos. What makes up our fascination with certain forms of negativity, particularly when it is ritualized through narrative and performance?  How do we consume such emotion?  We will look at plays, performances, and artworks such as Venus in Furs, M. Butterfly,  and artist Kara Walker's silhouettes that disrupt the dynamics of gendered and racialized self-abnegation.  We will also  examine recent films such as Black Swan and Melancholia. We will ask ourselves how certain types of “negative” emotions are privileged in our art and media.  Are these expressions of self-oppressive, self-indulgent, cathartic, consoling, liberatory and/or all of the above?

ENG 459 Writer's Colloquy
Examines issues for students serious about keeping writing in their lives. Assists students in defining themselves as writers, framing their work for the public, and balancing the desire for voice with the need for professionalism. May also introduce an editing process for correctness (grammar, punctuation), precision (unity, coherence, emphasis), and style (syntax, voice, tone). Required for the minor in writing. Prerequisite: ENG 140 or equivalent.  JR Status.

ENG 467A Creative Writing: Poetry
nterns 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.

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 215J Topic: Intro Ecological Restoration
This course discusses the history of ecological restoration and what restoration of the modern environment involves, in philosophy and in practice.  Field trips to restored ecosystems supplement classroom learning. The course utilizes formative methods to assess student learning outcomes related to the core principles of urbanism, ecological integrity, private rights and social costs, environmental systems and green infrastructure.  Formative assessment of student learning outcomes in the course is based on a project which focuses on Ecological Restoration in our modern urban environment. Assessment of the core principles outlined above are achieved through the project and dedicated to the relationship between ethics, ecology, nature and place in our current modern environment. Students link the work of Aldo Leopold and other American ecological restoration advocates to determine their own responsibility to modern ecology and society.

ENV 215K Topic: Geographic Info Systems
Fundamental concepts of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), elements of GIS, analysis of spatial information, especially as it relates to land use and urbanization.  Map creation and analysis provides real world application. Primary objective is to investigate interactive GIS application rather than develop expert users.

ENV 216 Ecology with Lab
Explores relationships of organisms and environments, including population, community, and ecosystem ecology. Focuses on aquatic and terrestrial systems of Central Florida. Lab required.

ENV 302 Traditional Town Planning
Explores the historical basis, principles and practice of Traditional Town Planning as an alternative to conventional, auto-oriented development and suburban sprawl. Examines the importance of neighborhood structure, transportation alternatives and community identity as essential components of sustainable development. Includes field trip to model communities. Prerequisite: Two ENV or GMS courses.

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: Sunday, March 29, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., Woolson House.  Film Festival/class meeting dates are as follows: April 11, 12, 18, and 19, 11 a.m. - 12 a.m.; and April 17, 6 p.m. – 12 a.m.  Contact instructors for additional information.

FIL 350B Special Topics in Film Studies: Seminar in Cult Cinema
Defined as social, cult cinema is about the enthusiastic audience a movie acquires over time. Devotees argue it's also about late night screenings, dialogue that brands itself onto your brain, and a taste for the unusual. Cult cinema is marked by an ethics of endurance and the cultural politics of oppositional tastes. In this course we will explore the history and theories behind the phenomena of Cult and Genre—including Sci-fi, Horror, and Exploitation—and together experience cinematic works that not only afford memorable viewing experiences, but also create rich possibilities for discussions and writing assignments that focus on describing, analyzing, interpreting, and evaluating. This course partners with Enzian Theater’s Cult Classic series, offered twice per month in 35mm on their big screen in Maitland, Florida.


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 or equivalent.


HCM 135 Healthcare Law & Ethics
This course introduces students to the legal and ethical environment of healthcare.  It will assist students in identifying and analyzing ethical issues, while giving students practical decision-making skills.  Basic legal content such as patient rights, contracts, torts, malpractice, and alternative dispute resolution will be covered.

HCM 200 The Healthcare System
This course provides students with an understanding of the current American health care system including its history and evolution. The structure of the health care system, financing of health care, provider components, and the legal and regulatory framework within which our system operates will be addressed. The American system will be compared to health care systems globally and national issues such as public health, consumerism, access to and quality of care, health care reform, pay for performance, and managed care organizations will be discussed.


HIS 120 Decade of Decision: 1960s
This course surveys the events, people, and landscape (physical and political) that shaped the United States during an important Decade of Decision – the 1960s. This decade was an important turning point in American – and world – history.  It was a time of unrest and strife as Americans faced a number of challenges, including Civil Rights, women’s rights, consumerism, gay rights, rock and roll music, the environmental movement, the space race, the Cold War, the Great Society, and the Vietnam War. We will spend the semester identifying and analyzing this amazing decade and will investigate documents and primary historical sources to do so. We likely will discover a variety of interpretations of different events and movements and that is the beauty and agony of history – we never stop learning or reinterpreting past events. Importantly, we will look at how these events informed popular culture, from television to films to literature to music and how following decades were affected by the 1960s. And, yes, we may just sign along, dance in class and wear beads and tie-dyed shirts. Each student will make a class presentation about a specific topic, person, or event, which will require research in addition to the required texts and readings.


HUM 303 Humanities: Ancient
Western Civilization has its inception in the ancient world. We will study the art, architecture, philosophy and literature of classical Greece, seeing how they differed and developed from previous cultures, how they were transformed in Roman civilization, and what impact they have made on the modern world.

HUM 305 Hum: Classicism & Romanticism
Between 1650 and 1850 two conflicting modes of thought influenced the humanities. Prior to 1790 the classical tradition predominated, while after 1790 the romantic came to prominence, yet neither succeeded in overwhelming the other. This course explores the impact of these two traditions on the history of the period 1650-1850, especially on art, music, literature, and philosophy. First, we will explore the underlying philosophy of these two traditions and their various means of expression. We will then observe the impact of classicism on the enlightenment and the factors which created a shift to romanticism in post-revolutionary Europe.

HUM 315A Topic: History of Technology
This is a special topics course in the history of technology, engineering and craft.  Our purpose is to explore pre-modern technological invention and innovation from the dawn of humanity up through the Renaissance.  We will also be concerned with the nature of technological invention itself, exploring a number of theories as to what motivates individuals and societies to develop new technologies, and the factors involved in their success or failure.  


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

IFT 110 Using Excel Spreadsheets
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.

IFT 301 Digital Video II
Presents advanced video editing techniques using industry standard software, as well as non-linear and non-literal use of images and video. Prerequisite: IFT 300.


INAF 311 Politics of Israel & Palestine
Students will focus on critical issues of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, surrounding the failed Oslo peace talks. But they also learn about the conflict's origins in earlier events surrounding the Holocaust. It is essential to comprehend these origins to understand what is happening today.

INAF 315A Topic:Cyberwarfare/Cyberterrsm
An examination of how nations, groups, and individuals throughout the world use Internet attacks to gain military, political, and economic gains over their adversaries. Further, this class will examine current cyber policy, proposed policy changes, and wrestle with the question of whether cyber-attacks can/will be considered ‘acts of war’. Central to the discussion will be considering whether cyber policies can offer reasonable and reliable protections without infringing on the civil liberties of Americans.

INAF 315H Topic: East Europe World Order
A survey and critical evaluation of the international status of the nations of Eastern
Europe on the 25th anniversary of the end of the Cold War. The relationships among these nations and with their neighbors -- for example, Poland, Russia and Ukraine -- as well as the connections between the region and the rest of the world will be considered, with particular attention to its ties to the U.S. and Europe.

INAF 315J Topic: Social Engineering and Espionage
This course will discuss how the modern nation-state employs human assets to conduct a range of covert and clandestine missions, including psychological operations, assassinations, and paramilitary assignments. We will discuss the training programs and dark persuasion techniques employed by 'social engineers' to gain entry to sensitive installations, and to recruit local agents to work against their own governments.

INAF 459 Sem: Arab Spring Revolutions in 2011
In early 2011, Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, and other Arab countries experienced popular uprisings to bring down old authoritarian leaders and demand democratic rule. This course analyzes the background factors of each country, while examining the different revolutionary outcomes. Students interpret these historical events in terms of general theories about social movements and revolutions around the world.


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. Prereqisite: Advisor Approval.

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

INT 221 Statistics for 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.

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.


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: 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 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 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 165 History of Rock & Roll
Probes the sociological, cultural, political, and musical impact of rock and roll. Samples the diverse styles of "pop" music and discusses the technology of electronic music. Materials fee.

MUS 224 Singing Diction: German & French
Reinforces the lyric diction skills in German and French based on the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) system. Students will study diction technique and will demonstrate accurate and stylistic pronunciation in and out of the context of a song or aria.  Prerequisite: MUS 223.

MUS 228 Song Writing II
Examines the tools and methods of the songwriter, and inspires and encourages the creation of original compositions.  Through the study of lyric structure, rhyme schemes, harmonic structure, song forms and song styles, the participants will become proficient in both the analytical and the artistic aspects of producing original works. Prerequisite: MUS 227

MUS 252 Theory IV: Intro 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 152 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 292 Introduction to the Business of Music
An introduction to the music business including the interaction of corporations, creativity, copyright, compensation, and cyberlaw. Topics include history, MIDI, royalties, web applications, marketing, recording techniques, and common business structures.

MUS 305G Topic: Survey of Orchestral Literature
Study of a large selection of major orchestral works from the late Baroque to the present. Students will listen to and discuss the development of orchestral music with an analysis of the stylistic elements, compositional structure, historical, biographic, social and cultural context of each work. Regular reading and listening assignments. 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 343 Methods: Woodwinds
Study, discussion, and analysis of methods and techniques of all instruments in the woodwind 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 152 or Consent.

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 363 American Music
Chronicles styles, periods, and performers: Tin Pan Alley; jazz mixed with blues; classical; Broadway and Bop; Copland, country, and Coltrane. Exposes students to a wealth of musical culture through recordings, videos, and live concerts.

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 290 or consent.

MUS 455 Paris Moscow Vienna: 1890-1915
The narrow window of time between 1890 and 1915 stands as one of the most turbulent eras that Western music has seen to date. This course examines the impact that this period of veritable revolution had on musical trends in three important geographical centers:Moscow, Paris, and Vienna. Undertakes a study of the social and political climate of the times and in‐depth analysis of works by Rachmaninoff, Scriabin, and Stravinsky; Fauré, Debussy, and Ravel; and Mahler, Schoenberg, and Berg.

MUS 495 Capstone: Senior Project
This course is designed to tie together students' academic career at Rollins. Individual focus area may include a recital performance, student teaching, or a research project directed by the appropriate music faculty member. Prerequisite: senior 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 312 Feminist Theory
Feminist theory foregrounds women and gender issues, both by taking the experiences of women seriously and by using gender as a tool for critical analysis.  In this class we will examine a variety of issues and approaches significant to contemporary feminist theory including theories of oppression and resistance, sex and gender, race and racism, and postcolonial and transnational feminism.  We will look at the ways that gender inequality impacts on women’s lives in multiple ways.  We will discuss the significance of feminism as a theoretical tool and as a movement for social and political change.

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 115A Topic: American Exceptionalism or Dysfunctionalism?
American Exceptionalism or Dysfunctionalism explores the seeming craziness of one of the largest democracies.  How can the world’s most powerful democracy appear to be so dysfunctional?  Why is one political party willing to close government and threaten default on the U.S. debt?  What makes the Tea Party so powerful when it represents only a minority of the population?  Is America in decline, or does its strength lie in society, in spite of its elected leaders?    The course compares the American political system to politics and policies in other countries, especially the European democracies.  Students will consider the uniqueness of the American political system, the sources of its current dysfunction, and recommendations to improve its functionality.


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 261 Learning and Behavior Change
Introduces fundamentals of behavior acquisition and modification:reinforcement, stimulus discrimination, extinction, and sequential organization. Emphasizes total competence learning, requiring students to advance beyond recognition and recall. 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 315A Topic: Psych of Relationships
This experiential course explores psychological components of establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships, with emphasis on personal growth. Topics include effective self-disclosure, establishing trust, coping with anger, and managing conflict. Prerequisite: PSY 101, Concurrent PSY 301 & 304

PSY 315B Topic: Work & Well Being
This course is designed to introduce undergraduate students to topics related to work and well-being addressed by the fields of Vocational and Occupational Health Psychology. Core topics include career choice, career transitions, occupational stress, burnout, and work-family balance. These topics will be discussed in terms of research and practice. The format of the course will be a combination of in-class presentations and discussions and the analysis of case studies. Course material will be provided in assigned readings and grades will be based on class participation, papers, and presentations. Prerequisite: PSY 101, Concurrent PSY 301 & 304

PSY 315L ISP: Lab in Environmental Psychology
This lab is a methodological supplement for PSY 329 ISP: Environmental Psychology and focuses on the descriptive, correlational, and experimental methods used by environmental psychologist to study person-place transactions.  Students will learn and implement research methods through a series of projects in class, online, and in the field. Perquisites for Holt: Co-enrollment is PSY 329, completion of PSY 301 & PSY 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. Prerequisite: PSY 101.

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

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

PSY 337 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.


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 changing world of women in contemporary Judaism.

REL 305 Biblical Meaning & Truth
Using the Gospel According to Mark as a case study, this course will explore and evaluate the assumptions and methods employed by interpreters of the Bible in their search to determine meaning and truth. Students will be exposed to a variety of critical approaches used to engage this narrative text, including (but not limited to) feminist, reader-response, deconstructive, and post-colonial methodologies, as they (the students) themselves interact firsthand with this foundational text of the Christian tradition.


SWAG 225H Topic: Becoming a Black Woman
It is recognized that Black women born and raised in the United States live at the intersection of race, gender and class. What is not documented is how this connection influences their development from girl into woman. This class will explore that occurrence and answer the question: how do Black girls born and raised in the United States navigate the intersection while maturing into Black women? How do they “become” Black women?

SWAG 225G Topic: Chastity, Veils & Hook-Up Cult
This course is a study of women, sexuality and religion in the 21st century. We will utilize sociological and cultural theory to discuss and assess important topics in the contemporary world as they relate to the ways in which women negotiate their sexuality and sexual practices within religious contexts. We will analyze influential research, literature, film, and current events through these lenses. This course will be global in scope, addressing not only familiar issues in the United States and the West, but also issues around the world, allowing us the opportunity to be exposed to other cultural norms and ways of life as well as to appreciate the ways in which other cultures negotiate issues around women and religion.


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.

THE 205D Topic: Singing and Acting
The course is cross-listed between the Departments of Theatre and Music. During the course of the semester, theatre majors/students with more acting experience will work on vocal production and singing technique, while music majors/students with a strong singing background will work on character development and acting technique. The class periods we will be split into two groups – actors working on their singing and singers working on their acting. For students who have been unable to take private voice lessons, this is a perfect opportunity to get specialized vocal instruction. The class will be particularly useful to less experienced singers who would like to prepare themselves to take Acting for Musical Theatre.