Course Descriptions

Summer College Online

Course Descriptions

Once you've been accepted, you may register for the summer courses listed below via E-Z Arts. If you need help logging into the student portal E-Z Arts, see E-Z Arts login instructions.

Registration for Summer 2019 courses ends May 10, 2019.

ARM 1000-01:  Introduction to Arts Management

CRN# Course Course Name Instructor
60049 ARM 1000-01 Introduction to Arts Management (3 Credits) Olson

Description:
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the business of the arts.  We will take a look inside arts organizations to see how they are structured, and how they operate - what makes cultural institutions run?

There are many things that have to happen in the front office in order for an artistic production to make it to the stage.  We will examine the different types of art organizations, how they are structured and managed, where the money comes from, and how we actually get audiences to come and see our productions.  We will also look at the human and financial systems that support the operation.

Text:  “Arts Management: Uniting Arts and Audiences in the 21st Century,” by Ellen Rosewall, Oxford University Press, 2013. ISBN #: 978-0-19-997370-5. 

HUM 2101: Self, Society & Cosmos

CRN# Course Course Name Instructor
60008 HUM 2101 Self, Society & Cosmos (3 Credits) Wakeford

Description:
An in-depth examination of some of the fundamental texts that contribute to the conversation about the essentials of the human condition. Readings will include, but not be limited to, Plato’s Republic, selections from the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament, at least one important example of non-Western thought, and a challenging contemporary work, and can be drawn from a variety of disciplines, including philosophy, literature, the social sciences, the natural sciences and the arts.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 1102 or equivalent.

HUM 2107: Paths to the Present:  History of Psychology

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Course

Course Name

Instructor

60046

HUM 2107

Paths to the Present: History of Psychology (3 Credits)

Gredlein

Description:
This course will examine the key intellectual currents in American thought from the post-Civil War era of Reconstruction into contemporary times. Students will explore developments in the areas of philosophy, science, political and social criticism, the arts and culture, and in conceptions of race, gender, and sexuality in order to better understand how American thinkers have made sense of and commented upon the modern condition. Special attention will be given to how developments in these areas have both drawn upon and found expression in the work of major American artists during the past century, as well as in the work of a variety of contemporary intellectuals who are writing and blogging today. 

Prerequisite(s): HUM 2101.

HUM 1198: Topics: Language & Society

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Course

Course Name

Instructor

60047

HUM 1198

Topics: Language & Society (3 Credits)

Clements

Description:
This course examines language as a social practice, focusing on different aspects of its role in social life. Topics addressed include language and social identity (including ethnicity, social class, age, and gender); variation in language (including dialects, accents, and registers); cultural and intercultural communication; and language and ideology. Students will be introduced to key concepts, theories, and methods in sociolinguistics and linguistic anthropology.

No prerequisite(s).

LIT 2102: American Literature II

CRN# Course Course Name Instructor
60019 LIT 2102 American Literature II (3 Credits) Clements

Description:
This course studies literature written in the United States of America from the mid-nineteenth century to recent times. Works are chosen to represent diverse ethnic, racial, and social groups in historical, political, and economic contexts for what they reflect and reveal about the evolving American experience and character. Representative works include Realist and Naturalist literature, immigrant and Native American experience, classic works from the WWI and WWII eras, and feminist expression, among others.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 1102, ENG 1200 or equivalent.

LIT 2198: Topics: Magical Realism

CRN# Course Course Name Instructor
60036 LIT 2198 Magical Realism (3 Credits) Matsumoto

Description:
In this course, we’ll take a close look at texts that fall into a genre called “magical realism.” These texts incorporate fantastical or supernatural elements into narratives rendered using the tenets of literary realism—tenets that include centralization of character interiority, portrayal of the mundane, and a tendency to account for the social and structural forces that affect human lives. In magical realist texts, the extraordinary is made ordinary, often as a means of bringing into relief some social reality or human truth. These texts will bring into question our own rationalistic modes of understanding reality and contrast them with the ideologies and belief systems of other cultures.

Our texts will include one novel and several short stories, as well as works of visual art, including paintings and film. We will also make use of critical and theoretical readings that will help us understand how our texts function aesthetically, and will also shed light on the historical and sociopolitical forces to which the texts respond. Though magical realism is often associated with the Latin American Literary Boom, we will read texts by authors from around the world, including North and South America, Japan, Russia and Continental Europe. 

Prerequisite(s):  ENG 1102, ENG 1200 or equivalent.

LIT 2998-01: Topics in Dramatic Literature: Listening to Contemporary Female Playwrights in the #METOO Era

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Course

Course Name

Instructor

60024

LIT 2998-01

Topics in Dramatic Literature: Listening to Contemporary Female Playwrights in the #METOO Era (3 credits)

MacLeod

Description:
According to the Dramatists Guild of America, between 2011 and 2014, only 22% of new play productions were written by women (The Count). In this time of female reckoning, what messages are female playwrights trying to tell us, that in majority are suppressed due to gender disparity? From explorations of female identity amid patriarchic conditions to the complexities of girlhood, motherhood, and aging, female playwrights paint a clear picture of the uniquely female experience. 

Texts:
The Wolves by Sarah Delappe
Madame Ho by Eugenie Chan 
To the Bone by Lisa Ramirez
Precious Little by Madaleine George 
Baby Taj by Tanya Shaffer 
Anatomy of a Suicide by Alice Birch 
Shrinking Violets and Towering Tiger Lillies by Tina Howe

Prerequisite(s): ENG 1102, ENG 1200 or equivalent.

LIT 2998-02: Topics in Dramatic Literature: Drama of Italian Opera

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Course

Course Name

Instructor

60048

LIT 2998-02

LIT 2998-02: Topics in Dramatic Literature: Drama of Italian Opera (3 credits)

Ronzani

Description:
During this course, we will read, listen and view several operas by great composers like Mozart, Rossini, Verdi and Puccini. We will investigate how dramatic text – the libretto - music and performance come together in opera; analyze the relationship between some plays and their operatic adaptations; and examine the relevance of opera in Italian culture, history and society.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 1102, ENG 1200 or equivalent.

PHI 1100: Introduction to Philosophy

CRN# Course Course Name Instructor
60025 PHI 1100 Introduction to Philosophy (3 Credits) Holland

Description:
An exploration of philosophical inquiry concerning such topics as the nature of knowledge, the mind, free will, God, value, liberty and the meaning of life. Technical requirements for online sections: functional Internet connection and web browsing software; Microsoft Word, Apple Pages, or equivalent word processing software.

PSY 1100: General Psychology

CRN# Course Course Name Instructor
60005 PSY 1100 General Psychology (3 Credits) Gredlein

Description:
This is a broad survey of psychology. Topics to be addressed include psychology as science, nervous system, growth and development, sensory and perceptual processes, motivation, emotion, learning, social behavior, personality (normal and pathological), statistics, testing, intelligence, aptitudes, and achievement. The online version of this course is currently available only during Summer School sessions.

SCI 1110: Nutrition and Personal Health

CRN# Course Course Name Instructor
60011 SCI 1110 Nutrition and Personal Health (3 Credits) Loggins

Description:
A study of the normal nutritional requirements of the human body, the relationship of diet to health, and the impact of behavior and cultural influences on food choices. Students will analyze their own diet relative to recommended standards for young adults. Whenever available, community resources will be utilized for content enrichment. The online version of this course is currently available only during Summer School sessions.