John Cabot University
Fall Gap Semester Elective 2018
12 - 15 credits

SAI Gap Programs are designed for high school graduates and offer access to university-level learning paired with unique exposure to the local community and culture. SAI gap semester students at JCU enroll in one Italian language course, one elective course with a focus on developing global awareness, and additional elective courses for a total of 12 - 15 US credits. Students benefit from program services geared toward gap students, including the Global Leadership Exploration Program, in which students complete community service, gain exposure to a range of career fields, and receive personalized guidance and mentoring from SAI staff on leadership, cultural competency, and value setting.


Application Deadline
June 15, 2018
Apps accepted after deadline as space permits

Application Requirements
Complete online application
Personal statement (300-500 words)
Official high school transcript
Academic letter of recommendation
JCU Italian privacy consent form

Highlights

  • Explore unique college courses and fields
  • Develop independence and leadership skills
  • Spend an unforgettable semester finding inspiration

Program Dates
Late August 2018 – Early December 2018


Eligibility Requirements

Age: 18+

Academic Year: High school graduate

* contact SAI if you don’t meet requirements

High School GPA:* 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)

English Language:* Non-native English language speakers must submit TOEFL: 85+ (internet based) or IELTS: 6.5+.



Art History and Archaeology
Arts and Humanities
Business, Law, Management, and Marketing
Business, Management, and Marketing
Classical Studies
Communications, Media Studies, and Journalism
Computer Science, Mathematics, and Natural Science
Creative Writing, English Composition, and English Literature
Creative Writing, English Composition, Literature, and Language
Economics and Finance
Exp Courses
Foreign Languages
History and Humanities
Linguistics
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Political Science
Social Sciences: Sociology and Psychology
Spanish Language
Studio Art

Art History and Archaeology

3.0 Credits
Art History | Course #: AH 141 | Open
Instructor: Inge Hansen
Tuesday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
This survey course begins with the very birth of visual representation in the middle and late Stone Age (ca. 32,000 - 11,000 BC) and ends with Late Antiquity (ca. AD 250-400), when the transition from ancient to medieval art began to take shape. The focus of this course is on the art and architecture of the Mediterranean, Near East and Europe, including the first flowering of art on the islands of Greece and the spread of Roman art throughout the entire Mediterranean area. The different media, aesthetics, functions, and subjects chosen for representation in each culture will be studied in terms of the particular social, religious, political and geographical contexts of which they are a product. Students will also be introduced to the contemporary developments in other areas of the world: Asia, Africa, Americas. The course will also assist students in cultivating basic art-historical skills, in particular description, stylistic analysis, and iconographic and iconological analysis.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Art History | Course #: AH 143 | Open
Instructor: Laura Foster
Tuesday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Thursday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Pre-requisite: partially on-site
This survey course focuses on the art and architecture of Europe, South and Southeast Asia, China, Japan, and the Americas from the late 1200s to c. AD 1750. The course investigates a range of media including painting, woodcuts, sculpture, and architecture, while considering materials and methods of production. Special attention will be given to the socio-economic and political contexts in which these artifacts were commissioned and produced. The course will also assist students in cultivating basic art-historical skills, in particular description, stylistic analysis, and iconographic and iconological analysis.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Art History | Course #: AH 144 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Erick Wilberding
Monday 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
This comparative survey will cover the development of art from the 18th Century until today. While the emphasis is on Western art, important examples of Asian, native American art, African, and Oceanic art will be included. Where cross-cultural influences are evident, they will be noted. The most recent art is connected to globalization and to new technologies. In this broad context, students will come to understand new aesthetic languages, traditional cultural sources, and philosophical background of contemporary art. The course begins by reviewing artists associated with the Enlightenment, neoclassicism, romanticism, realism, impressionism, and post-impressionism, and continues with the myriad of movements of the twentieth century, up until today. All media are considered, including photography
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Art History | Course #: AH 181 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Laura Foster
Tuesday 9:15 am - 12:00 pm
Pre-requisite: On-site activity fee 25 Euro or $33
Rome City Series - This on-site survey investigates the history of Rome primarily through its monuments, its architecture and urban form. This course will provide the student with a clear grasp of how the city of Rome has changed over the course of two thousand years from a modest Iron Age settlement on the Palatine Hill to a thriving modern metropolis of the twentieth century. The student will become intimately acquainted with the topography, urban makeup and history of the city and its monuments; and will acquire the theoretical tools needed to examine, evaluate and critically assess city form, design and architecture.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Art History | Course #: AH 190 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Elisabeth Fuhrmann-Schembri
Monday 9:15 am - 12:00 pm
Pre-requisite: On-site activity fee 40 euros or $52
This on-site course examines Roman visual culture in Italy from c. 800 BC to c. 400 AD by focusing on the most important surviving sites in Rome and its environs as well as the areas hit by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. A focus throughout the course is the development of Roman cities and towns, their plans and topography, their public monuments and their political, economic, social, and religious institutions. We will also study private architecture: from the aristocratic city-house to the country villa to middle class homes. In addition to formal descriptions of the structures, there is a strong emphasis on the role of the monument in ancient society. The course will be conducted entirely on site. There is a mandatory field trip to Pompeii and Herculaneum (equivalent to two class meetings).
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Art History | Course #: AH 190 | Section: 2 | Open
Instructor: Elisabeth Fuhrmann-Schembri
Wednesday 9:15 am - 12:00 pm
Pre-requisite: On-site activity fee 40 euros or $52
This on-site course examines Roman visual culture in Italy from c. 800 BC to c. 400 AD by focusing on the most important surviving sites in Rome and its environs as well as the areas hit by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. A focus throughout the course is the development of Roman cities and towns, their plans and topography, their public monuments and their political, economic, social, and religious institutions. We will also study private architecture: from the aristocratic city-house to the country villa to middle class homes. In addition to formal descriptions of the structures, there is a strong emphasis on the role of the monument in ancient society. The course will be conducted entirely on site. There is a mandatory field trip to Pompeii and Herculaneum (equivalent to two class meetings).
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Art History | Course #: AH 190 | Section: 3 | Open
Instructor: Sophy Downes
Tuesday 9:15 am - 12:00 pm
Pre-requisite: On-site activity fee 40 euros or $52
This on-site course examines Roman visual culture in Italy from c. 800 BC to c. 400 AD by focusing on the most important surviving sites in Rome and its environs as well as the areas hit by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. A focus throughout the course is the development of Roman cities and towns, their plans and topography, their public monuments and their political, economic, social, and religious institutions. We will also study private architecture: from the aristocratic city-house to the country villa to middle class homes. In addition to formal descriptions of the structures, there is a strong emphasis on the role of the monument in ancient society. The course will be conducted entirely on site. There is a mandatory field trip to Pompeii and Herculaneum (equivalent to two class meetings).
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Art History | Course #: AH 190 | Section: 4 | Open
Instructor: Sophy Downes
Thursday 9:15 am - 12:00 pm
Pre-requisite: On-site activity fee 40 euros or $52
This on-site course examines Roman visual culture in Italy from c. 800 BC to c. 400 AD by focusing on the most important surviving sites in Rome and its environs as well as the areas hit by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. A focus throughout the course is the development of Roman cities and towns, their plans and topography, their public monuments and their political, economic, social, and religious institutions. We will also study private architecture: from the aristocratic city-house to the country villa to middle class homes. In addition to formal descriptions of the structures, there is a strong emphasis on the role of the monument in ancient society. The course will be conducted entirely on site. There is a mandatory field trip to Pompeii and Herculaneum (equivalent to two class meetings).
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Art History | Course #: AH 196 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Paul Tegmeyer
Tuesday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
A survey course covering the innovations of the Early Renaissance to the High Renaissance (14th into the 16th Century). The works of Brunelleschi, Alberti, Donatello, Ghiberti, Masaccio, Botticelli, Ghirlandaio, Pollaiuolo, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Bramante and Raphael and others will be studied.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Art History | Course #: AH 196 | Section: 2 | Open
Instructor: Paul Tegmeyer
Tuesday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Thursday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
A survey course covering the innovations of the Early Renaissance to the High Renaissance (14th into the 16th Century). The works of Brunelleschi, Alberti, Donatello, Ghiberti, Masaccio, Botticelli, Ghirlandaio, Pollaiuolo, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Bramante and Raphael and others will be studied.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Art History | Course #: AH 220 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Sharon Salvadori
Monday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
This is a survey of Greek art and archaeology from the Bronze Age through the late Hellenistic period. The course begins with an introduction to the Minoans and Mycenaeans; cultural and artistic developments are traced through the 2nd century BC when the Hellenistic kingdoms began to fall into the hands of Rome. Analysis of architecture and art are merged with an understanding of historical trends and Greek mythology.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Art History | Course #: AH 240 | Open
Instructor: Smyth Hansen Salvadori
Tuesday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Thursday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
This course is about the art of writing about art, and surveys notable examples. As in any historical study, our understanding of art history is filtered through specific writings. These writings can to be appreciated in themselves for their sensitivity, originality, and craft, and also evaluated critically. In this course we search out authors who achieve sensitive description of works of art of many diverse styles and periods, who vividly communicate the intellectual and emotional responses triggered by visual experience, and who skillfully delineate art's historical and cultural context. This course is appropriate for beginners in art history.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Art History | Course #: AH 280 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Paul Tegmeyer
Tuesday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Thursday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Focuses on the major artistic centers in Flanders, France, Germany and Holland in the 15th and 16th centuries. Special emphasis is given to the works of Van Eyck, Van der Weyden and Campin in the 15th century and to those of Derer, Bosch, Grenewald and Bruegel in the 16th. Particular attention is paid to the impact of the growing exchange of artistic ideas between Northern Europe and Italy.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Art History | Course #: AH 283 | Open
Instructor: Karen Georgi
Monday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Wednesday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Specialized courses offered periodically on specific aspects of the art of the modern and contemporary world. Courses are normally research-led topics on an area of current academic concern. May be taken more than once for credit with different topics.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Art History | Course #: AH 290 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Inge Hansen
Wednesday 9:15 am - 12:00 pm
Pre-requisite: On-site activity fee 40 euros or $52
Rome City Series - This on-site course considers the art and architecture of ancient Rome through visits to museums and archaeological sites. The course covers the visual culture and architecture of Rome beginning with the late Bronze Age and ending with the time of Constantine. A broad variety of issues are raised, including patronage, style and iconography, artistic and architectural techniques, Roman religion, business and entertainment. On site activity fee may apply. On Site Activity Fee may apply.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Art History | Course #: AH 290 | Section: 2 | Open
Instructor: Elisabeth Fuhrmann-Schembri
Tuesday 9:15 am - 12:00 pm
Pre-requisite: On-site activity fee 40 euros or $52
Rome City Series - This on-site course considers the art and architecture of ancient Rome through visits to museums and archaeological sites. The course covers the visual culture and architecture of Rome beginning with the late Bronze Age and ending with the time of Constantine. A broad variety of issues are raised, including patronage, style and iconography, artistic and architectural techniques, Roman religion, business and entertainment. On site activity fee may apply. On Site Activity Fee may apply.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Art History | Course #: AH 290 | Section: 3 | Open
Instructor: Elisabeth Fuhrmann-Schembri
Thursday 9:15 am - 12:00 pm
Pre-requisite: On-site activity fee 40 euros or $52
Rome City Series - This on-site course considers the art and architecture of ancient Rome through visits to museums and archaeological sites. The course covers the visual culture and architecture of Rome beginning with the late Bronze Age and ending with the time of Constantine. A broad variety of issues are raised, including patronage, style and iconography, artistic and architectural techniques, Roman religion, business and entertainment. On site activity fee may apply. On Site Activity Fee may apply.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Art History | Course #: AH 290 | Section: 4 | Open
Instructor: Inge Hansen
Tuesday 2:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Pre-requisite: On-site activity fee 40 euros or $52
Rome City Series - This on-site course considers the art and architecture of ancient Rome through visits to museums and archaeological sites. The course covers the visual culture and architecture of Rome beginning with the late Bronze Age and ending with the time of Constantine. A broad variety of issues are raised, including patronage, style and iconography, artistic and architectural techniques, Roman religion, business and entertainment. On site activity fee may apply. On Site Activity Fee may apply.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Art History | Course #: AH 291 | Open
Instructor: Sharon Salvadori
Tuesday 9:15 am - 12:00 pm
Pre-requisite: on-site activity fee 25 euros or $33
Rome City Series - An on-site survey of Roman urbanism, as well as developments in figural media and architecture, from the 4th to the 14th century. While the course will naturally emphasize the abundant religious art remaining in the city, it will also examine such secular achievements as towers, housing, defenses, and roads. On site activity fee applies.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Art History | Course #: AH 294 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Anna Tuck-Scala
Tuesday 2:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Activity fee 25 euros or $33
Rome City Series - This on-site course will study the monuments of Renaissance Rome: painting, sculpture and architecture produced by such masters as Bramante, Raphael, and Michelangelo, all attracted to the lucrative service of popes, cardinals and nobles of the Roman court. On-site classes will investigate examples of palace and villa architecture, chapel decoration that encompasses altarpieces and funerary sculpture, as well as urbanistic projects where the city itself was considered as a work of art. In-class lectures will introduce historical context and theory allowing the student to understand artworks studied conceptually and place commissions of painting and sculpture within a socio-historic framework.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Art History | Course #: AH 294 | Section: 2 | Open
Instructor: Anna Tuck-Scala
Monday 2:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Activity fee 25 euros or $33
Rome City Series - This on-site course will study the monuments of Renaissance Rome: painting, sculpture and architecture produced by such masters as Bramante, Raphael, and Michelangelo, all attracted to the lucrative service of popes, cardinals and nobles of the Roman court. On-site classes will investigate examples of palace and villa architecture, chapel decoration that encompasses altarpieces and funerary sculpture, as well as urbanistic projects where the city itself was considered as a work of art. In-class lectures will introduce historical context and theory allowing the student to understand artworks studied conceptually and place commissions of painting and sculpture within a socio-historic framework.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Art History | Course #: AH 379 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Ilaria Gianni
Monday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Wednesday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
The course explores Contemporary Art via slide lectures, gallery walks, and encounters with artists, critics, curators, dealers, and museum professionals. The first part of the course will offer on overview on the past 50 years and will introduce to the contemporary art scene, by first treating the prominent art movements (Pop Art, Fluxus, Arte Povera, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Transavanguardia, Video Art, Public Art, Relational Art).

The classes will then concentrate on tendencies and interests dealt with in recent artistic practice, more specifically on the use of the moving image as an artistic device. Video Art will be analyzed in its historical context and in its present use. We will focus on Video Art’s connection to photography, cinema, TV, documentary, and the deconstruction of video as a language through artistic experimentations, while reflecting on present systems of beliefs and ideals.

A part of the course focuses on visits to galleries, artist's studios, museums, foundations, not-for-profit spaces and foreign cultural institutes. An actual connection with the contemporary Roman art scene will be offered. Current methods of critical practice, in the form of magazine reviews, essays on contemporary art, documentary films will be studied and practiced.
Contact Hours: 45
4.0 Credits
Art History | Course #: AH 379H | Open
Instructor: Ilaria Gianni
Monday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Wednesday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Pre-requisite: One previous course in Art History. GPA 3.5
This course focuses upon the major artistic movements since 1960, and an introduction to galleries, museums, foundations, auctions, and other arts organizations in Rome. The course provides direct experience of contemporary art through lectures and field trips and is taught by an independent curator and editor, whose current exhibition projects at museums and festivals in Italy and Europe will provide on-site learning opportunities to students. Guest appearances by critics and other art professionals. Depending on interest of students, an exhibition concept can be developed in class. Previous class experiences include visits to art museums, galleries, churches, and art fairs, as well as the production of an exhibition with renowned Russian-American children's book illustrator, Vladimir Radunsky.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Art History | Course #: AH 383 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Martina Caruso
Monday 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Pre-requisite: One previous course in art history or permission of the instructor.
Specialized courses offered periodically on specific aspects of the art of the modern and contemporary world. Courses are normally research-
led topics on an area of current academic concern. May be taken more than once for credit with different topics.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Art History | Course #: AH 460 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Lila Yawn
Tuesday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Thursday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Pre-requisite: Junior Standing; intended for JCU Degree-Seeking AH students, but advanced visiting students studying AH are welcome.
This upper level seminar/practicum provides rigorous, practical preparation for the writing of professional art-historical research papers, including the Senior Thesis, through four discrete units: an individual portfolio review; a research tools and methods seminar; intensive, directed bibliographic research; and the formulation of a presentation to the class on the thesis topic, together with a new 'foundation' portfolio demonstrating mastery of the research skills, competencies, and bibliography necessary for advanced art-historical research writing.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Art History | Course #: AH 480 | Open
Instructor: Thesis Reader
Thesis supervision for Art History majors in their final year. Students select their research topics in consultation with their thesis advisor.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Art History | Course #: AH/CL 266H | Open
Instructor: Inge Hansen
Tuesday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Thursday 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Specialized courses offered periodically on specific aspects of the art of the ancient world. Courses are normally research-led topics on an area of current academic concern.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Art History | Course #: AH/ CL 366 | Open
Instructor: Inge Hansen
Tuesday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Thursday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Pre-requisite: One previous course in Art History or Classical Studies or permission of the instructor.
Specialized courses offered periodically on specific aspects of the art of the ancient world. Courses are normally research-led topics on an area of current academic concern. May be taken more than once for credit with different topics.
Contact Hours: 45

Arts and Humanities

3.0 Credits
Theater and Film Studies | Course #: DR 101 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Gabrielle Ford
Monday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
During this course students will learn to: collaborate creatively; employ basic acting techniques such as sensory work, the principles of action, objectives, status, etc.; develop an expressive speaking voice; engage with a variety of stage props; analyze the process of placing a dramatic text on stage; critique and enact a variety of theatrical techniques; define specific terms relating to the study of drama and theater; develop an appreciation for theater as an art form and a reflection of society; understand the responsibility of an actor s work ethic, especially to one's fellow actors; initiate and upkeep a gradable class-by-class journal (either blog or v-log) of their personal growth throughout the course.
Contact Hours: 45

Business, Law, Management, and Marketing

3.0 Credits
Law | Course #: LAW 219 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Chiara Magrini
Monday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Wednesday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Pre-requisite: EN 110
This course provides the student with an overview of the law in general, beginning with the foundations of the legal and regulatory environment, the law making processes, and the implementation of the legal rules. Students examine some areas of substantive law, including bodies of law that are regulatory in nature. Particular attention is given to aspects of business transactions in an international context.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Law | Course #: LAW 321 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Chiara Magrini
Monday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Wednesday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Pre-requisite: Junior Standing
Students in this course explore basic legal principles in reference to business conduct. The course begins with an examination of the common law of contracts, followed by Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code and the Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, the legal characteristics of partnerships, limited partnerships, and corporations (including limited-liability companies), secured transactions, and the law of bankruptcy. Students must have Junior standing to take this course.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Law | Course #: LAW 323 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Chiara Magrini
Monday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Pre-requisite: Junior Standing
This course deals with legal aspects of international business transactions. The course introduces students to issues in international commerce, including requirements of a contract, international shipping terms, and liability of air and ocean carriers. The course will examine international and U.S. trade law, including GATT 1994, and the regulation of imports and exports. Finally, the course will familiarize students with various areas of regulation of international business, such as competition law, employment discrimination law, and environmental law.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Law | Course #: LAW 398 | Open
Pre-requisite: GPA of 3.0 or higher; Junior Standing.
The For Credit (FC) Internship course combines academic learning with a short-term employment opportunity. Field experience allows participants to combine academic learning with hands-on work experience. For-Credit internships may be paid or unpaid. The organization or firm must be sponsored by the JCU Career Services Center (CSC). After being selected for an internship and having the CSC verify the course requirements are met, the intern may enroll in the Internship course corresponding to the academic discipline of interest.
Contact Hours: 45

Business, Management, and Marketing

3.0 Credits
Business | Course #: BUS 220 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Teresa Triglia
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Pre-requisite: EN 110
This course considers management problems of founders, owners, managers, and investors in small business. Acquisitions, location, organization control, labor relations, finances, taxation, and other topics of interest to entrepreneurial business management will be analyzed.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Business | Course #: BUS 220 | Section: 2 | Open
Instructor: Michele Favorite
Tuesday 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Thursday 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Pre-requisite: EN 110
This course considers management problems of founders, owners, managers, and investors in small business. Acquisitions, location, organization control, labor relations, finances, taxation, and other topics of interest to entrepreneurial business management will be analyzed.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Business | Course #: BUS 220 | Section: 3 | Open
Instructor: Michele Favorite
Tuesday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Thursday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Pre-requisite: EN 110
This course considers management problems of founders, owners, managers, and investors in small business. Acquisitions, location, organization control, labor relations, finances, taxation, and other topics of interest to entrepreneurial business management will be analyzed.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Business | Course #: BUS 301 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Tom Bailey
Tuesday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Thursday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Pre-requisite: Junior standing
This course considers some of the most important ethical issues in business today. Students will examine such issues as businesses’ responsibilities to shareholders, workers and consumers, the pros and cons of a "free market," the challenges raised by globalization and environmental destruction, the idea of "ethical" consumption, and the particular dilemmas faced by Western businesses working in foreign countries. Issues will be studied through a selection of contemporary cases, arguments, and broader theories, along with much class discussion, with the aim of helping students develop a familiarity with the issues and the ability to discuss and defend their own opinions.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Business | Course #: BUS 305 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Silvia Pulino
Monday 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Wednesday 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Pre-requisite: Junior standing
This course examines the entrepreneurial process, from recognizing opportunity to planning, organizing and growing a new venture. We will highlight innovation and its methods and applications on business opportunity analysis. Topics covered also include significance, status, problems and requirements of entrepreneurial businesses. This course will serve as a foundation for students who might want to own a business, and it is meant to be accessible also for non business majors.

* This course is requirement of the Certificate in Entrepreneurship *
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Business | Course #: BUS 321 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Deanna Lee
Tuesday 12:30 pm - 3:15 pm
This course introduces students to the art and craft of multimedia storytelling for strategic business communications in the profit and not for profit sector. It provides background and analysis for how storytelling has evolved in the digital landscape, requiring communicators to rethink concepts of audience, engagement, use of trusted sources, and dynamic updating. In this context, students will take part in the hands-on, beginning-to-end creation of multimedia projects. Depending on each project’s concept, content, and goals, various off-the-shelf software platforms will be explored and utilized for content management and creative presentation in the form of basic apps, interactive storytelling, blogs, bots, and more. A key challenge to strategic communications—dissemination, making stories stand out in today’s sea of content—will be incorporated from the start into decision making and production.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Business | Course #: BUS 330 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Colin Biggs
Tuesday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Thursday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Pre-requisite: Junior Standing, EC 202. Recommended: MKT 301
The objective of this course is to expose students to the essential elements of international business with particular emphasis on how it differs from domestic business. An extensive use of case studies provides a basis for class discussion, allowing students to develop their analytical skills and apply their theoretical knowledge.

* Global Leaders Certificate Program approved course *
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Business | Course #: BUS 330 | Section: 2 | Open
Instructor: Colin Biggs
Tuesday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Pre-requisite: Junior Standing, EC 202. Recommended: MKT 301
The objective of this course is to expose students to the essential elements of international business with particular emphasis on how it differs from domestic business. An extensive use of case studies provides a basis for class discussion, allowing students to develop their analytical skills and apply their theoretical knowledge.

* Global Leaders Certificate Program approved course *
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Business | Course #: BUS 340 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Teresa Triglia
Tuesday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Thursday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Pre-requisite: Junior Standing
This course aims to provide students with a theoretical and practical background to develop their personal skills to manage negotiations in multicultural environment. The course will explore leadership and communication approaches to effective negotiation management, and will highlight the role of innovation in achieving integrative, successful results. Students will have an opportunity to explore the meaning and practice of managing negotiations. During the course, they will review theory, analyze strategies, engage in practical exercises and acquaint themselves with the language, thought, and praxis of negotiations in the multicultural setting in which we live, learn and work. By studying the impact of the relations between their and others’ cultural narratives, the student will discover innovative paths, techniques, and strategies to lead negotiation processes in multicultural environments.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Business | Course #: BUS 498 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Colin Biggs
Tuesday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Thursday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Pre-requisite: Senior Standing and completion of all core courses required for International Business
This heavily case-based capstone course will enable students to integrate and consolidate previous learning and examine in-depth real-life issues of policy, competitive advantage and barriers to trade; regional and global strategy; the challenges and benefits of operating and managing internationally and cross-culturally; and the major ways in which international business is currently changing, with a consideration of the implications for future business graduates.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Business | Course #: BUS/CMS 361 | Section: 2 | Open
Instructor: Daniele Pica
Tuesday 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Thursday 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Pre-requisite: Junior Standing
The course aims at exploring strategies of social media management for business organizations. The focus of the course regards not only the aspects of communication with prospects and customers, but also the internal processes necessary in order to enact strategic decisions. Hence, this course analyzes every stage required to use social networks for business from a global perspective that includes, among others, IT, customer service and sales, in the light of the social, economic, and technological implications surrounding the ever-changing e-business environment
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Business | Course #: BUS/CMS 361 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Mackenzie Garrity
Tuesday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Thursday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Pre-requisite: Junior Standing
The course aims at exploring strategies of social media management for business organizations. The focus of the course regards not only the aspects of communication with prospects and customers, but also the internal processes necessary in order to enact strategic decisions. Hence, this course analyzes every stage required to use social networks for business from a global perspective that includes, among others, IT, customer service and sales, in the light of the social, economic, and technological implications surrounding the ever-changing e-business environment
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Business | Course #: BUS/CS 399 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Walter Arrighetti
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Pre-requisite: TBA
TBA
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Business | Course #: MGT 370 | Open
Instructor: Keith Gilbert
Tuesday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Thursday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
To develop an understanding of sport management (and numerous selected sub-sectors) in terms of marketing, demand and supply and their socio-economic context. The course will cover the structure and organization of sports markets and industries, the socio-economic, cultural & political context of sports markets and industries, the governance and integrity of sport and the commercial sports sectors and selected key issues.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Management | Course #: MGT 301 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Robert Christofferson
Monday 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Wednesday 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Pre-requisite: Sophomore Standing
Introduction to the manager's role and the management process in the context of organizations and society. Focus on effective management of the corporation in a changing society and on improved decision making and communication. Processes covered: planning, organizing, coordinating and controlling. Teamwork and individual participation are emphasized.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Management | Course #: MGT 301 | Section: 2 | Open
Instructor: Robert Christofferson
Monday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Pre-requisite: Sophomore Standing
Introduction to the manager's role and the management process in the context of organizations and society. Focus on effective management of the corporation in a changing society and on improved decision making and communication. Processes covered: planning, organizing, coordinating and controlling. Teamwork and individual participation are emphasized.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Management | Course #: MGT 301 | Section: 3 | Open
Instructor: Pietro Paganini
Monday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Wednesday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Pre-requisite: Sophomore Standing
Introduction to the manager's role and the management process in the context of organizations and society. Focus on effective management of the corporation in a changing society and on improved decision making and communication. Processes covered: planning, organizing, coordinating and controlling. Teamwork and individual participation are emphasized.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Management | Course #: MGT 310 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Ieva Jakobsone Bellomi
Monday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Pre-requisite: MGT 301
The course examines human personality, behavior and relationships as applied to business, industrial and organizational settings. Topics include: social systems at work; human needs, attitudes, human relations; leadership patterns, group dynamics, teamwork, communication, motivation, participation and reward system; technology and people, managing change, models of organizational behavior and management. Teamwork and group participation are emphasized.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Management | Course #: MGT 310 | Section: 2 | Open
Instructor: Robert Christofferson
Monday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Wednesday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Pre-requisite: MGT 301
The course examines human personality, behavior and relationships as applied to business, industrial and organizational settings. Topics include: social systems at work; human needs, attitudes, human relations; leadership patterns, group dynamics, teamwork, communication, motivation, participation and reward system; technology and people, managing change, models of organizational behavior and management. Teamwork and group participation are emphasized.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Management | Course #: MGT 330 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Daniele Pica
Tuesday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Thursday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Pre-requisite: MGT 301, MA 208
Management issues related to the procurement and allocations of resources in the production of goods and services in order to meet organizational goals. Topics covered include product and process design. facility size, location and layout, quality management, production planning and control.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Management | Course #: MGT 330 | Section: 2 | Open
Instructor: Ian Roberts
Monday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Wednesday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Pre-requisite: MGT 301, MA 208
Management issues related to the procurement and allocations of resources in the production of goods and services in order to meet organizational goals. Topics covered include product and process design. facility size, location and layout, quality management, production planning and control.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Management | Course #: MGT 335 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Daniele Pica
Tuesday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
The course is designed to expand student's knowledge in the area of supply chain management by applying analytical methodologies and information technology. Supply chains are concerned with the efficient integration of suppliers, factories, warehouses and stores so that products are supplied to customers in the right quantity and at the right time, while satisfying customer service level requirements at minimum cost. Deficiencies in the SC result in a downgrade of competitiveness. Only over the last few years firms have started to focus on supply chain management (SCM) as a source of competitive advantage. SCM is an area of knowledge which offers tremendous opportunity for most firms.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Management | Course #: MGT 426 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Riccardo Maiolini
Tuesday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Thursday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Pre-requisite: MGT 301
This is an introductory course in Comparative Business Cultures in a context of International Business and Management, covering the work of Clyde Kluckholm and Fred Strodtbeck, Gary Ferraro, Bjorn Bjerke, Fons Trompenaars, Geert Hofstede as well as the G.L.O.B.E. project. The emphasis in this course is on understanding and applying one'™s knowledge of different national cultures as an aid to improved management of human resources, enhanced cross border trade, relocation of business activities to different countries, as well as on the œmelding of different cultures in multinationals as well as companies which are involved in joint ventures, mergers, or take-overs.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Management | Course #: MGT 498 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Silvia Pulino
Tuesday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Pre-requisite: Senior standing and completion of all other business core courses.
Focuses on the role and responsibilities of the Chief Executive Officer, which call for leadership, integration across functional areas, organizational development, strategy formulation and implementation.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Marketing | Course #: FIN 350 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Crina Pungulescu
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
This course will cover the basics of fixed income analysis. The main topics covered are: features of fixed income securities and overview of bond sectors and instruments, risks associated with investing in bonds to include interest rate risk and credit risk, introduction to the valuation of fixed income securities to include valuing mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities and bonds with embedded options, study of yield measures, spot rates, and forward rates and the term structure and volatility of interest rates.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Marketing | Course #: MKT 301 | Section: 2 | Open
Instructor: Antonella Salvatore
Tuesday 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Thursday 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Pre-requisite: Junior standing, EC 201, MA 208
This course provides students with an understanding of the process of planning and executing the conception, pricing, promotion and distribution of goods and services. Major areas: selecting target markets, market positioning, and marketing mix strategy. Skill development in demand/competitive analysis, value creation, teamwork, and effective communication. Teaching methodology is case study-based and group work is emphasized.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Marketing | Course #: MKT 301 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Alessandro Signorini
Tuesday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Thursday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Pre-requisite: Junior standing, EC 201, MA 208
This course provides students with an understanding of the process of planning and executing the conception, pricing, promotion and distribution of goods and services. Major areas: selecting target markets, market positioning, and marketing mix strategy. Skill development in demand/competitive analysis, value creation, teamwork, and effective communication. Teaching methodology is case study-based and group work is emphasized.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Marketing | Course #: MKT 301 | Section: 3 | Open
Instructor: Antonella Salvatore
Tuesday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Wednesday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Pre-requisite: Junior standing, EC 201, MA 208
This course provides students with an understanding of the process of planning and executing the conception, pricing, promotion and distribution of goods and services. Major areas: selecting target markets, market positioning, and marketing mix strategy. Skill development in demand/competitive analysis, value creation, teamwork, and effective communication. Teaching methodology is case study-based and group work is emphasized.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Marketing | Course #: MKT 302 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Antonella Salvatore
Monday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Wednesday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
This course offers key insights into the rapidly growing service sector industry. The course is challenging and requires students to apply their knowledge and skills for the effective management of service design and delivery. Central issues addressed in the course include identifying differences between service and product marketing; understanding how customers assess service quality/ satisfaction; applying the GAPS model to assess service failure; and understanding of the theory of relationship marketing and using related tools and techniques for keeping customers and encouraging loyalty.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Marketing | Course #: MKT 304 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Pietro Paganini
Monday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Pre-requisite: MKT 301
This course investigates the process of new product management, starting from idea and concept generation through to project evaluation and development. The course is designed to be a workshop for new product development, allowing students to explore market opportunities and propose new concepts to the market.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Marketing | Course #: MKT 304 | Section: 2 | Open
Instructor: Riccardo Maiolini
Tuesday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Pre-requisite: MKT 301
This course investigates the process of new product management, starting from idea and concept generation through to project evaluation and development. The course is designed to be a workshop for new product development, allowing students to explore market opportunities and propose new concepts to the market.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Marketing | Course #: MKT 305 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Alina Sorgner
Monday 1:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Wednesday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Pre-requisite: MKT 301; Recommended: MA 209
Basic methods and techniques of marketing research. Designing a marketing research project: research question formulation, primary and secondary data collection, data analysis, and report presentation. Focus group interview, questionnaire construction, statistical analysis.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Marketing | Course #: MKT 305 | Section: 2 | Open
Instructor: Ian Roberts
Monday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Pre-requisite: MKT 301; Recommended: MA 209
Basic methods and techniques of marketing research. Designing a marketing research project: research question formulation, primary and secondary data collection, data analysis, and report presentation. Focus group interview, questionnaire construction, statistical analysis.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Marketing | Course #: MKT 310 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Alina Sorgner
Monday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Wednesday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Pre-requisite: MKT 301
Social, cultural, and psychological factors influencing the behavior of consumers. Models of buyer behavior, consumption patterns, market segmentation, attitude formation and change, brand loyalty, adoption of innovations and store choice decisions. Implications of consumer research for marketing management.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Marketing | Course #: MKT 310 | Section: 2 | Open
Instructor: Alina Sorgner
Monday 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Pre-requisite: MKT 301
Social, cultural, and psychological factors influencing the behavior of consumers. Models of buyer behavior, consumption patterns, market segmentation, attitude formation and change, brand loyalty, adoption of innovations and store choice decisions. Implications of consumer research for marketing management.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Marketing | Course #: MKT 320 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Colin Biggs
Tuesday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Thursday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Pre-requisite: MKT 301
This course first examines the basic principles underlying consumer information processing and how marketing can influence this process. It then addresses
the design, coordination, and management of marketing communications, focusing on the role of integrated marketing communications in the marketing process, particularly as it relates to branding. The second part of the course may take the form of an extended case study/IMC plan or may address special topics: for example, the relationship between public relations (PR) and marketing, the history and development of advertising and public relations, public opinion and its role in IMC planning, media relations, research for campaign design, global communication, and crisis management.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Marketing | Course #: MKT 321 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Mackenzie Garrity
Tuesday 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Thursday 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Pre-requisite: Junior standing, EN 110, MKT 301
Advertising as applied in industrialized countries. Its impact on the social and economic status of the consuming public.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Marketing | Course #: MKT 330 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Ieva Jakobsone Bellomi
Monday 10:00 am - 11:10 am
Wednesday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Pre-requisite: MKT 301
An investigation of the marketing concept in a global environment. Factors in assessing world marketing opportunities; international marketing of products, pricing, distribution and promotion program development in dynamic world markets. Marketing practices which various businesses adapt to the international environment are studied. Attention is also given to comparative marketing systems, and planning and organizing for export-import operations.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Marketing | Course #: MKT 330 | Section: 2 | Open
Instructor: Ieva Jakobsone Bellomi
Monday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Wednesday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Pre-requisite: MKT 301
An investigation of the marketing concept in a global environment. Factors in assessing world marketing opportunities; international marketing of products, pricing, distribution and promotion program development in dynamic world markets. Marketing practices which various businesses adapt to the international environment are studied. Attention is also given to comparative marketing systems, and planning and organizing for export-import operations.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Marketing | Course #: MKT 340 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Riccardo Maiolini
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Pre-requisite: Junior Standing, MKT 301
This course approaches Internet marketing from a marketing management perspective. The course looks at the Internet both as a tool to be used in the marketing planning process and as an element of a company's marketing mix. The course explores how traditional marketing concepts such as market segmentation, research, the 4Ps and relationship marketing are applied using the Internet and other electronic marketing techniques. Website design is not covered.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Marketing | Course #: MKT 355 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Alessandro Signorini
Tuesday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Thursday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Pre-requisite: MKT 301, Junior Standing
This course introduces students to the conceptual frameworks, ethics, and practice associated with social marketing. This course explores how classic marketing techniques can be effectively applied beyond traditional corporate settings, in not-for-profit organizations. Students will gain an understanding of the basic principles of social marketing, and then will address fundraising and resource development as well as social communication campaigns. Fundraising is the application of marketing principles to generate funds that enables not-for-profit organizations to achieve their objectives and cover their expenses. Social communication campaigns deal with creating awareness of the not-for-profit organization’s mission and services and influencing specific target audiences to behave differently for a social purpose. At the end of the course, students will gain an understanding of the financial analysis needed for program management and performance review. The course offers students a valuable opportunity to implement the marketing concepts in an original and growing sector, where the objectives are broader than simple profit maximization, and social, ethical and political factors play a major role.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Marketing | Course #: MKT 490 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Alessandro Signorini
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Pre-requisite: Marketing Majors: Senior standing and completion of all other marketing core courses. Business Majors: MA 208. Recommended: MKT 301, MKT 305, MKT 310
This course involves analytical integration of material covered in previous marketing courses. The course develops skills in diagnosing marketing problems, formulating and selecting strategic alternatives and recognizing problems inherent in strategy implementation. Requires the assessment of an existing product or service using both primary and secondary research tools and the development and presentation of a comprehensive marketing strategy.
Contact Hours: 45

Classical Studies

3.0 Credits
Classical Studies | Course #: CL 255 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: TBA
This course explores the multi-ethnic dimensions of the Roman world with a particular emphasis on the Imperial period (31BCE-476 CE). From Rome's beginnings, its population was characterized by cultural diversity, and one of the Empire's greatest strengths was its ability to integrate diverse peoples into Roman political, social and cultural life. Nevertheless, as the Empire expanded into Europe and the Mediterranean, many peoples who came under Roman rule continued to maintain distinctive ethnic, social and cultural identities. In this course, we will explore the complex processes of social and cultural negotiation between local identities and Romanization that resulted from Roman expansion. In doing so, we will seek a better understanding not only of how and why the cultural identities of such groups differed from mainstream Romanitas, but also the ways in which these interactions contributed to the shaping of Roman identity.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Classical Studies | Course #: CL 260 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Sharon Salvadori
Monday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
The course examines the principal myths of Classical Greece and Rome, with some reference to their evolution from earlier local and Mediterranean legends, deities, and religions. The importance of these myths in the literature and art of the Western World will be discussed.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Classical Studies | Course #: CL 278 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Massimo Betello
Monday 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Pre-requisite: EN 110 with a grad of C or above
This course focuses on the literature of Ancient Rome and its role in shaping modern notions about the customs, social practices, and ideas of its citizens. Emphasis will be placed on using Roman literature as a means of studying Roman civilization, while simultaneously examining stylistics and literary techniques particular to the genres of comedy, rhetoric, epic and lyric poetry, satire and history. Texts, which vary, are chosen from Terence, Plautus, Cicero, Catullus, Virgil, Horace, Ovid, Tacitus, and Juvenal. All texts are studied in translation.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Classical Studies | Course #: CL 278 | Section: 2 | Open
Instructor: Thomas Govero
Monday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Pre-requisite: EN 110 with a grad of C or above
This course focuses on the literature of Ancient Rome and its role in shaping modern notions about the customs, social practices, and ideas of its citizens. Emphasis will be placed on using Roman literature as a means of studying Roman civilization, while simultaneously examining stylistics and literary techniques particular to the genres of comedy, rhetoric, epic and lyric poetry, satire and history. Texts, which vary, are chosen from Terence, Plautus, Cicero, Catullus, Virgil, Horace, Ovid, Tacitus, and Juvenal. All texts are studied in translation.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Classical Studies | Course #: CL 362 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Thomas Govero
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Pre-requisite: Junior Standing, EN 110
The course will examine the development of Roman law from the Twelve Tables through the Justinian Code. Readings and discussions of the political and social conditions of the Roman Republic and Empire will contextualize the study of the evolution of the law. These will include chapters from Livy's History of Rome, Cicero's defense and prosecution oratory, as well as selections from Pliny, Tacitus, and others. There will be considerable secondary readings on special topics. Students will be required to analyze cases in the Roman Law of property, the family, torts (delicts), and personal law. The final part of the course will consider the developments of Roman law since the Justinian Code in the Civil Law Tradition.
Contact Hours: 45
4.0 Credits
Classical Studies | Course #: CL 362 H | Open
Instructor: Thomas Govero
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
The course will examine the development of Roman law from the Twelve Tables through the Justinian Code. Readings and discussions of the political and social conditions of the Roman Republic and Empire will contextualize the study of the evolution of the law. These will include chapters from Livy's History of Rome, Cicero's defense and prosecution oratory, as well as selections from Pliny, Tacitus, and others. There will be considerable secondary readings on special topics. Students will be required to analyze cases in the Roman Law of property, the family, torts (delicts), and personal law. The final part of the course will consider the developments of Roman Law since the Justinian Code in the Civil Law Tradition.
Contact Hours: 60
3.0 Credits
Classical Studies | Course #: CL 480 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Thesis Reader
Thesis supervision for Classical Studies majors in their final year.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Classical Studies | Course #: CL/HS 231 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Benedetta Bessi
Monday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Wednesday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
This course tells the story of Italy and Rome from the Late Iron Age (8th Century BCE) to the end of the Roman Empire in the west (476 CE). The course will cover the culture of the Etruscans, Western Greeks, and the ancient peoples of Italy that dominated the peninsula for many centuries. Along the way we will study the semi-mythical Kings and later Emperors. We will look at the development of the expanding Roman Empire both across the Alps and the Mediterranean, and its great wars of defense and conquest. We will pay particular attention to the most exciting and best documented generations, those of the Civil Wars that started the decline of the Republic, and of the Julio-Claudian Empire that ended it. We will also examine the institution of the Empire by Cesar Augustus, its flourishing well into the second century CE, and its evolution and decline.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Classical Studies | Course #: CL/HS 231 | Section: 2 | Open
Instructor: Benedetta Bessi
Monday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
This course tells the story of Italy and Rome from the Late Iron Age (8th Century BCE) to the end of the Roman Empire in the west (476 CE). The course will cover the culture of the Etruscans, Western Greeks, and the ancient peoples of Italy that dominated the peninsula for many centuries. Along the way we will study the semi-mythical Kings and later Emperors. We will look at the development of the expanding Roman Empire both across the Alps and the Mediterranean, and its great wars of defense and conquest. We will pay particular attention to the most exciting and best documented generations, those of the Civil Wars that started the decline of the Republic, and of the Julio-Claudian Empire that ended it. We will also examine the institution of the Empire by Cesar Augustus, its flourishing well into the second century CE, and its evolution and decline.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Classical Studies | Course #: CL/HS 231 | Section: 3 | Open
Instructor: Massimo Betello
Monday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
This course tells the story of Italy and Rome from the Late Iron Age (8th Century BCE) to the end of the Roman Empire in the west (476 CE). The course will cover the culture of the Etruscans, Western Greeks, and the ancient peoples of Italy that dominated the peninsula for many centuries. Along the way we will study the semi-mythical Kings and later Emperors. We will look at the development of the expanding Roman Empire both across the Alps and the Mediterranean, and its great wars of defense and conquest. We will pay particular attention to the most exciting and best documented generations, those of the Civil Wars that started the decline of the Republic, and of the Julio-Claudian Empire that ended it. We will also examine the institution of the Empire by Cesar Augustus, its flourishing well into the second century CE, and its evolution and decline.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Classical Studies | Course #: CL/HS 231 | Section: 4 | Open
Instructor: Massimo Betello
Monday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Wednesday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
This course tells the story of Italy and Rome from the Late Iron Age (8th Century BCE) to the end of the Roman Empire in the west (476 CE). The course will cover the culture of the Etruscans, Western Greeks, and the ancient peoples of Italy that dominated the peninsula for many centuries. Along the way we will study the semi-mythical Kings and later Emperors. We will look at the development of the expanding Roman Empire both across the Alps and the Mediterranean, and its great wars of defense and conquest. We will pay particular attention to the most exciting and best documented generations, those of the Civil Wars that started the decline of the Republic, and of the Julio-Claudian Empire that ended it. We will also examine the institution of the Empire by Cesar Augustus, its flourishing well into the second century CE, and its evolution and decline.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Classical Studies | Course #: CL/HS 255 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Benedetta Bessi
Monday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Wednesday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
This course explores the multi-ethnic dimensions of the Roman world with a particular emphasis on the Imperial period (31BCE-476 CE). From Rome's beginnings, its population was characterized by cultural diversity, and one of the Empire's greatest strengths was its ability to integrate diverse peoples into Roman political, social and cultural life. Nevertheless, as the Empire expanded into Europe and the Mediterranean, many peoples who came under Roman rule continued to maintain distinctive ethnic, social and cultural identities. In this course, we will explore the complex processes of social and cultural negotiation between local identities and Romanization that resulted from Roman expansion. In doing so, we will seek a better understanding not only of how and why the cultural identities of such groups differed from mainstream Romanitas, but also the ways in which these interactions contributed to the shaping of Roman identity.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Classical Studies | Course #: CL/RH 372 | Open
Pre-requisite: EN 110
An examination of the nature, purpose, and place of rhetoric in classical antiquity, as conceived and practiced by ancient Greeks and Romans. Readings (in translation) include the use and conceptualization of an art of persuasion by Gorgias, Plato, Isocrates, Aristotle, Demosthenes, Cicero, Quintilian, and Augustine. This course prepares students to evaluate the use (and abuse) of devices and techniques of classical rhetoric in contemporary politics, economics, marketing, media, and visual arts.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Classical Studies | Course #: CL/RL 288 | Open
This course is a survey of the elements of traditional religion in the Graeco-Roman world. It is designed to introduce student to the tenets, beliefs, and spiritual practices of classical antiquity and to familiarize them with the social, cultural and political background surrounding ancient religion. Among the topics covered are the range of religious expressions in Greece and Rome, including the approach to the divine, ritual practices, and the organization of time and space. While the first part of the course is dedicated to Greece, in the second half we will concentrate on Roman religion both as a phenomenon in and of itself and as a factor integrated in the socio-political organization of the empire.
Contact Hours: 45

Communications, Media Studies, and Journalism

3.0 Credits
Communications | Course #: CMS 280 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Benjamin Lee Scribner
Monday 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Wednesday 8:30 am - 9:45 am
An exploration of some of the historical and political conditions that make intercultural communication possible, the barriers that exist to effective intercultural communication, and possible solutions to the problem of intercultural misunderstanding. The course examines examples of differences in communication styles not only between cultures but also within. As a result, issues of race, nation, class, gender, religion, immigration, and sexual orientation will be of significant concern. The course stresses the notion that knowledge of human beings is always knowledge produced from a particular location and for a particular purpose. As a result it encourages students to think carefully about the discipline of Intercultural Communication, ”its conditions of possibility, its assumptions, and its blind spots, as well the need to be mindful of the limitations and interests of our positioning as investigating subjects.

* Global Leaders Certificate Program approved course *
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Communications | Course #: CMS 280 | Section: 2 | Open
Instructor: Benjamin Lee Scribner
Monday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Wednesday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
An exploration of some of the historical and political conditions that make intercultural communication possible, the barriers that exist to effective intercultural communication, and possible solutions to the problem of intercultural misunderstanding. The course examines examples of differences in communication styles not only between cultures but also within. As a result, issues of race, nation, class, gender, religion, immigration, and sexual orientation will be of significant concern. The course stresses the notion that knowledge of human beings is always knowledge produced from a particular location and for a particular purpose. As a result it encourages students to think carefully about the discipline of Intercultural Communication, ”its conditions of possibility, its assumptions, and its blind spots, as well the need to be mindful of the limitations and interests of our positioning as investigating subjects.

* Global Leaders Certificate Program approved course *
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Communications | Course #: CMS 280 | Section: 3 | Open
Instructor: Benjamin Lee Scribner
Monday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
An exploration of some of the historical and political conditions that make intercultural communication possible, the barriers that exist to effective intercultural communication, and possible solutions to the problem of intercultural misunderstanding. The course examines examples of differences in communication styles not only between cultures but also within. As a result, issues of race, nation, class, gender, religion, immigration, and sexual orientation will be of significant concern. The course stresses the notion that knowledge of human beings is always knowledge produced from a particular location and for a particular purpose. As a result it encourages students to think carefully about the discipline of Intercultural Communication, ”its conditions of possibility, its assumptions, and its blind spots, as well the need to be mindful of the limitations and interests of our positioning as investigating subjects.

* Global Leaders Certificate Program approved course *
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Communications | Course #: CMS 280 | Section: 4 | Open
Instructor: Benjamin Lee Scribner
Monday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Wednesday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
An exploration of some of the historical and political conditions that make intercultural communication possible, the barriers that exist to effective intercultural communication, and possible solutions to the problem of intercultural misunderstanding. The course examines examples of differences in communication styles not only between cultures but also within. As a result, issues of race, nation, class, gender, religion, immigration, and sexual orientation will be of significant concern. The course stresses the notion that knowledge of human beings is always knowledge produced from a particular location and for a particular purpose. As a result it encourages students to think carefully about the discipline of Intercultural Communication, ”its conditions of possibility, its assumptions, and its blind spots, as well the need to be mindful of the limitations and interests of our positioning as investigating subjects.

* Global Leaders Certificate Program approved course *
Contact Hours: 45
4.0 Credits
Communications | Course #: CMS 328 H | Open
Instructor: Antonio Lopez
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
This course focuses on the study and application of ethical standards and practices in a variety of communication environments. Classical ethical frameworks and case studies in communication will be studied, as well as alternative methods and ideas aimed at evaluating and responding to communication problems in the context of global media. This course investigates how media ethics apply to professional practice and also explores how consumers and producers of media can respond to the media environment by engaging in cultural citizenship.
Contact Hours: 60
3.0 Credits
Communications | Course #: CMS 331 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: TBA
Pre-requisite: COM 220
This course examines the various media systems, both news and entertainment, from the southern Mediterranean all the way to Iran through screenings of films and television programs from the region. The topics to be covered include the motion picture industry, news and entertainment media, including satellite TV, magazines, newspapers, internet, and alternative media and their role in the perception and practice of Middle Eastern politics and culture. Special emphasis will be put on questions of gender as well as the use of the media by social movements and the ways these transform the institutional arrangements between the media, publics and governments, both nationally and transnationally.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Communications | Course #: CMS/BUS 385 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Alberto Micali
Tuesday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Thursday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
The course provides an in-depth analysis of the technical, social, cultural and political contexts and the implications of increasingly ubiquitous surveillance practices. The focus of the course will be in analyzing the deployment and implementation of specific surveillance practices within mediated digital environments and the other spaces of everyday life. Concepts such as privacy and secrecy will be analyzed as they relate to the general field of surveillance. The course will focus on the ways in which these practices circulate within the spaces of culture, cut through specific social formations and are disseminated in the global mediascape. Particular attention will be placed on the ways in which the concept and procedures of surveillance are imagined, represented and contained in popular culture.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Communications | Course #: COM 101 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Carolina De Luca
Monday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Wednesday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
This course provides students with an introduction to the fundamentals of rhetoric and how they are applied in oral communication. In addition, Students should begin to acquire basic skills in critical reasoning, including how to structure a thesis statement, support it through a specific line of reasoning, and organize their support effectively and efficiently.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Communications | Course #: COM 101 | Section: 2 | Open
Instructor: Carolina De Luca
Monday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Wednesday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
This course provides students with an introduction to the fundamentals of rhetoric and how they are applied in oral communication. In addition, Students should begin to acquire basic skills in critical reasoning, including how to structure a thesis statement, support it through a specific line of reasoning, and organize their support effectively and efficiently.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Communications | Course #: COM 101 | Section: 3 | Open
Instructor: Carolina De Luca
Tuesday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
This course provides students with an introduction to the fundamentals of rhetoric and how they are applied in oral communication. In addition, Students should begin to acquire basic skills in critical reasoning, including how to structure a thesis statement, support it through a specific line of reasoning, and organize their support effectively and efficiently.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Communications | Course #: COM 101 | Section: 4 | Open
Instructor: Carolina De Luca
Tuesday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Thursday 12:30 pm - 2:45 pm
This course provides students with an introduction to the fundamentals of rhetoric and how they are applied in oral communication. In addition, Students should begin to acquire basic skills in critical reasoning, including how to structure a thesis statement, support it through a specific line of reasoning, and organize their support effectively and efficiently.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Communications | Course #: COM 101 | Section: 5 | Open
Instructor: Daniel Connelly
Monday 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
This course provides students with an introduction to the fundamentals of rhetoric and how they are applied in oral communication. In addition, Students should begin to acquire basic skills in critical reasoning, including how to structure a thesis statement, support it through a specific line of reasoning, and organize their support effectively and efficiently.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Communications | Course #: COM 101 | Section: 6 | Open
Instructor: Thomas Govero
Tuesday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Thursday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
This course provides students with an introduction to the fundamentals of rhetoric and how they are applied in oral communication. In addition, Students should begin to acquire basic skills in critical reasoning, including how to structure a thesis statement, support it through a specific line of reasoning, and organize their support effectively and efficiently.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Communications | Course #: COM 111 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Marco Ferrari
Monday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Wednesday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
From photojournalism to Instagram, 21st century communication is primarily image-based. Whether its mass media, individual expression, social media or alternative media, images are used for promoting ideas, products, information and political discourses. In this course students investigate the role of visual culture in daily life, exploring fine art, popular culture, film, television, advertising, business communications, propaganda, viral social media and information graphics. As a critical introduction to visual communication, this course mixes theory, analysis and practical activities for an applied understanding of key issues, including the relationship between images, power and politics; the historical practice of looking; visual media analysis; spectatorship; historic evolution of visual codes; impact of visual technologies; media literacy; information graphics literacy; and global visual culture.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Communications | Course #: COM 111 | Section: 2 | Open
Instructor: Michael Watson
Tuesday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Thursday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
From photojournalism to Instagram, 21st century communication is primarily image-based. Whether its mass media, individual expression, social media or alternative media, images are used for promoting ideas, products, information and political discourses. In this course students investigate the role of visual culture in daily life, exploring fine art, popular culture, film, television, advertising, business communications, propaganda, viral social media and information graphics. As a critical introduction to visual communication, this course mixes theory, analysis and practical activities for an applied understanding of key issues, including the relationship between images, power and politics; the historical practice of looking; visual media analysis; spectatorship; historic evolution of visual codes; impact of visual technologies; media literacy; information graphics literacy; and global visual culture.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Communications | Course #: COM 111 | Section: 3 | Open
Instructor: Michael Watson
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
From photojournalism to Instagram, 21st century communication is primarily image-based. Whether its mass media, individual expression, social media or alternative media, images are used for promoting ideas, products, information and political discourses. In this course students investigate the role of visual culture in daily life, exploring fine art, popular culture, film, television, advertising, business communications, propaganda, viral social media and information graphics. As a critical introduction to visual communication, this course mixes theory, analysis and practical activities for an applied understanding of key issues, including the relationship between images, power and politics; the historical practice of looking; visual media analysis; spectatorship; historic evolution of visual codes; impact of visual technologies; media literacy; information graphics literacy; and global visual culture.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Communications | Course #: COM 210 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Erika Tasini
Monday 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This course is designed as an introduction to the art, history, and business of film. It presents an introduction to film aesthetics and the formal properties of film, locating specific styles and narrative forms within specific classical and alternative film movements. Film theories and critical strategies for the analysis of film will be investigated. The course will be divided into weekly screenings and lectures.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Communications | Course #: COM 210 | Section: 2 | Open
Instructor: Kwame Phillips
Monday 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Wednesday 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
This course is designed as an introduction to the art, history, and business of film. It presents an introduction to film aesthetics and the formal properties of film, locating specific styles and narrative forms within specific classical and alternative film movements. Film theories and critical strategies for the analysis of film will be investigated. The course will be divided into weekly screenings and lectures.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Communications | Course #: COM 220 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Antonio Lopez
Monday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Pre-requisite: COM 101
This course examines the mass media as complex social institutions that exercise multiple roles in society none more crucial than the circulation and validation of social discourses. Introducing students to a variety of theoretical approaches, the course focuses on media operations and textual analysis.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Communications | Course #: COM 220 | Section: 2 | Open
Instructor: Donatella Della Ratta
Monday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Wednesday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Pre-requisite: COM 101
This course examines the mass media as complex social institutions that exercise multiple roles in society none more crucial than the circulation and validation of social discourses. Introducing students to a variety of theoretical approaches, the course focuses on media operations and textual analysis.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Communications | Course #: COM 220 | Section: 3 | Open
Instructor: Kwame Phillips
Tuesday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Thursday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Pre-requisite: COM 101
This course examines the mass media as complex social institutions that exercise multiple roles in society none more crucial than the circulation and validation of social discourses. Introducing students to a variety of theoretical approaches, the course focuses on media operations and textual analysis.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Communications | Course #: COM 220 | Section: 4 | Open
Instructor: Kwame Phillips
Tuesday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Thursday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Pre-requisite: COM 101
This course examines the mass media as complex social institutions that exercise multiple roles in society none more crucial than the circulation and validation of social discourses. Introducing students to a variety of theoretical approaches, the course focuses on media operations and textual analysis.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Communications | Course #: COM 230 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Kwame Phillips
Thursday 9:00 am - 11:45 am
This course introduces students to the technical, conceptual, and aesthetic skills involved in video production through the single camera mode of production. Still the most dominant mode of film and video production, the single camera mode places an emphasis on using the camera to fullest capacity of artistic expression. In addition to the multiple skills and concepts involved with the camera, the course also introduces students to the principles and technologies of lighting, audio recording and mixing, and non-linear digital video editing. Special focus is given to producing content for successful web distribution.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Communications | Course #: COM 230 | Section: 2 | Open
Instructor: Marco Ferrari
Monday 3:30 pm - 6:15 pm
This course introduces students to the technical, conceptual, and aesthetic skills involved in video production through the single camera mode of production. Still the most dominant mode of film and video production, the single camera mode places an emphasis on using the camera to fullest capacity of artistic expression. In addition to the multiple skills and concepts involved with the camera, the course also introduces students to the principles and technologies of lighting, audio recording and mixing, and non-linear digital video editing. Special focus is given to producing content for successful web distribution.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Communications | Course #: COM 230 | Section: 3 | Open
Instructor: Marco Ferrari
Wednesday 12:30 pm - 3:15 pm
This course introduces students to the technical, conceptual, and aesthetic skills involved in video production through the single camera mode of production. Still the most dominant mode of film and video production, the single camera mode places an emphasis on using the camera to fullest capacity of artistic expression. In addition to the multiple skills and concepts involved with the camera, the course also introduces students to the principles and technologies of lighting, audio recording and mixing, and non-linear digital video editing. Special focus is given to producing content for successful web distribution.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Communications | Course #: COM 311 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Alberto Micali
Tuesday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Pre-requisite: COM 220
This course provides students with a number of theoretical approaches to critically assess how digital media function and their expanding and expansive role in contemporary culture. The course further investigates digital media convergence in order to develop a critical lexicon that can both chart its development and engage in intellectual interventions in its use within the transformations occurring in more traditional cultural forms such as television, film, popular music, print and radio. Special emphasis will be placed on the specific cultural, political, economic and social issues raised by digital media forms.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Communications | Course #: COM 311 | Section: 2 | Open
Instructor: Donatella Della Ratta
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Pre-requisite: COM 220
This course provides students with a number of theoretical approaches to critically assess how digital media function and their expanding and expansive role in contemporary culture. The course further investigates digital media convergence in order to develop a critical lexicon that can both chart its development and engage in intellectual interventions in its use within the transformations occurring in more traditional cultural forms such as television, film, popular music, print and radio. Special emphasis will be placed on the specific cultural, political, economic and social issues raised by digital media forms.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Communications | Course #: COM 398 | Open
The For Credit (FC) Internship course combines academic learning with a short-term employment opportunity. Field experience allows participants to combine academic learning with hands-on work experience. For-Credit internships may be paid or unpaid. The organization or firm must be sponsored by the JCU Career Services Center (CSC). After being selected for an internship and having the CSC verify the course requirements are met, the intern may enroll in the Internship course corresponding to the academic discipline of interest.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Communications | Course #: COM 470 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Peter Sarram
Monday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Pre-requisite: Senior Standing and completion of three 300 level COM or CMS courses.
This course is designed to be the capstone experience in analysis of media and media texts through specific theoretical constructs. Theories covered include semiotic theories of Saussure, Bakhtin, and Barthes; deconstruction theories and critical theories; and theories of spectatorship using psychoanalytic models. Further, the course provides students with experience in performing sustained and in-depth analysis of complex signifying operations and their relationship to ideological functions.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Communications | Course #: COM 470 | Section: 2 | Open
Instructor: Peter Sarram
Tuesday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Pre-requisite: Senior Standing and completion of three 300 level COM or CMS courses.
This course is designed to be the capstone experience in analysis of media and media texts through specific theoretical constructs. Theories covered include semiotic theories of Saussure, Bakhtin, and Barthes; deconstruction theories and critical theories; and theories of spectatorship using psychoanalytic models. Further, the course provides students with experience in performing sustained and in-depth analysis of complex signifying operations and their relationship to ideological functions.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Communications | Course #: COM 480 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Antonio Lopez
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Pre-requisite: Senior standing and completion of three COM or CMS courses at the 300 level
This senior capstone course culminates the coursework in communications by focusing on the study and application of ethical standards in a variety of communication environments. Classical and alternative ethical frameworks are explored in order to evaluate and respond to communication problems in the context of global media and cultural citizenship. Through the analysis of case studies, students explore how the structure of media organizations impact ethical decision making and learn to develop self-reflective media practices.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Communications | Course #: DMA 333 | Open
Instructor: Brian Thomson
Wednesday 3:30 pm - 6:15 pm
Pre-requisite: COM 230
Many contemporary television sitcoms, news programs, variety shows, and events are shot with a multitude of cameras and are often cut and mixed live for instantaneous broadcast. This course prepares students for work as part of a multi-cam production team by giving them hands-on experience developing content for multi-cam production, prepping broadcast-ready assets, coordinating and executing live shoots, and live-streaming content on a variety of online platforms.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Journalism | Course #: CMS 314 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Alessandra Grego
Monday 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Wednesday 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Pre-requisite: COM 220
Myth is an extremely slippery word that has developed such a vast semantic range it is fruitless to try to recover an original or more authoritative meaning. Myths can be considered universal and timeless narratives describing human existence, or geographically determined stories reflecting essential features of a specific culture; vehicles of absolute truths or ideologically unsound delusions. Probably in the West today the word is principally used to describe a story, character or object which is entirely fictional and which should be revealed as such.

And yet mythology, the body of inherited myths in any culture, is at the core of narrative processes and any new text recasts one or more fundamental myths for the society that develops it, renewing its validity for the society itself. It seems to be impossible for human beings to organize their experiences into narratives without recurring to the same patterns.

The presence of narrative paradigms is often particularly visible in media products aimed at children, and refashioning myths for the new generations is also an ideological enterprise: shaping the minds of the young was always one of the principal ways of creating a cohesive society. Tracing the use children's media make of traditional myths provides a valuable observation point from which to survey the relationship between media and audience.

This course will be looking into how myths, considered as universal narratives, find their way into contemporary media products, by using the animated feature films produced by Disney.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Journalism | Course #: CMS 328 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Antonio Lopez
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
This course focuses on the study and application of ethical standards and practices in a variety of communication environments. Classical ethical frameworks and case studies in communication will be studied, as well as alternative methods and ideas aimed at evaluating and responding to communication problems in the context of global media. This course investigates how media ethics apply to professional practice and also explores how consumers and producers of media can respond to the media environment by engaging in cultural citizenship.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Journalism | Course #: CMS 360 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Peter Sarram
Tuesday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Thursday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Pre-requisite: COM 220
Using contemporary theoretical approaches, this course examines both Race and Gender as social constructions, and the role and function of Cinema and Television texts in circulating and contesting those constructions. Focusing on analyzing Cinema and Television texts for their construction of meaning, this course looks at the complex ideological operations at stake in the operations, maintenance, and resistance to meanings constructed around race and gender.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Journalism | Course #: COM 221 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Elizabeth Macias Gutierrez
Tuesday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Pre-requisite: EN 110
The course introduces students to the various kinds of writing they will encounter in the media professions and in digital multimedia production, and prepares them for more advanced media courses in the Communications and Media Studies program. Students will also be introduced to basic legal and ethical issues, such as libel, copyright, privacy. Activities include writing for online media, press releases, strategic campaigns, and short scripts for visual and audio media as well as exercises to pitch their ideas. They will also explore issues concerning style, communicability, and effective storytelling.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Journalism | Course #: COM 221 | Section: 2 | Open
Instructor: Elizabeth Macias Gutierrez
Tuesday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Thursday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Pre-requisite: EN 110
The course introduces students to the various kinds of writing they will encounter in the media professions and in digital multimedia production, and prepares them for more advanced media courses in the Communications and Media Studies program. Students will also be introduced to basic legal and ethical issues, such as libel, copyright, privacy. Activities include writing for online media, press releases, strategic campaigns, and short scripts for visual and audio media as well as exercises to pitch their ideas. They will also explore issues concerning style, communicability, and effective storytelling.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Media Studies | Course #: CMS 314H | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Alessandra Grego
Monday 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Wednesday 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Pre-requisite: COM 220
Myth is an extremely slippery word that has developed such a vast semantic range it is fruitless to try to recover an original or more authoritative meaning. Myths can be considered universal and timeless narratives describing human existence, or geographically determined stories reflecting essential features of a specific culture; vehicles of absolute truths or ideologically unsound delusions. Probably in the West today the word is principally used to describe a story, character or object which is entirely fictional and which should be revealed as such.

And yet mythology, the body of inherited myths in any culture, is at the core of narrative processes and any new text recasts one or more fundamental myths for the society that develops it, renewing its validity for the society itself. It seems to be impossible for human beings to organize their experiences into narratives without recurring to the same patterns.

The presence of narrative paradigms is often particularly visible in media products aimed at children, and refashioning myths for the new generations is also an ideological enterprise: shaping the minds of the young was always one of the principal ways of creating a cohesive society. Tracing the use children's media make of traditional myths provides a valuable observation point from which to survey the relationship between media and audience.

This course will be looking into how myths, considered as universal narratives, find their way into contemporary media products, by using the animated feature films produced by Disney.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Media Studies | Course #: CMS 318 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Peter Sarram
Monday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Wednesday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
The course will be devoted to comix (understood as both serialized comic strips and comic-books) and the more contemporary format of the "graphic novel". Other forms of graphic storytelling, ranging from tapestries to children"s book illustrations to the underground graphic productions of the counterculture, will also be investigated, including traditions of sequential art in a global context. An initial historical contextualization will be followed by analyses of the form"s specificity through a number of theoretical perspectives (including visual culture studies, critical theory, narrative and narration, authorship, ideology, postmodernism, fan cultures and reception), allowing students to critically engage the works as texts. The relation of the specific visual culture of comics with other mediums -particularly the cinema and gaming- as well as its influence in other realms of popular culture will also be explored.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Media Studies | Course #: CMS 318H | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Peter Sarram
Monday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Wednesday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
The course will be devoted to comix (understood as both serialized comic strips and comic-books) and the more contemporary format of the "graphic novel". Other forms of graphic storytelling, ranging from tapestries to children"s book illustrations to the underground graphic productions of the counterculture, will also be investigated, including traditions of sequential art in a global context. An initial historical contextualization will be followed by analyses of the form"s specificity through a number of theoretical perspectives (including visual culture studies, critical theory, narrative and narration, authorship, ideology, postmodernism, fan cultures and reception), allowing students to critically engage the works as texts. The relation of the specific visual culture of comics with other mediums -particularly the cinema and gaming- as well as its influence in other realms of popular culture will also be explored.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Media Studies | Course #: CMS 321 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Michael Watson
Tuesday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Thursday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
TBA
Contact Hours: 45
4.0 Credits
Media Studies | Course #: CMS 360 H | Open
Instructor: Peter Sarram
Tuesday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Thursday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Pre-requisite: A minimum CUM GPA of 3.5 is required. COM 220
Using contemporary theoretical approaches, this course examines both Race and Gender as social constructions, and the role and function of Cinema and Television texts in circulating and contesting those constructions. Focusing on analyzing Cinema and Television texts for their construction of meaning, this course looks at the complex ideological operations at stake in the operations, maintenance, and resistance to meanings constructed around race and gender.
Contact Hours: 60
3.0 Credits
Media Studies | Course #: CMS 398 | Open
Pre-requisite: GPA of at least 3.0 and Junior Standing
The For Credit (FC) Internship course combines academic learning with a short-term employment opportunity. Field experience allows participants to combine academic learning with hands-on work experience. For-Credit internships may be paid or unpaid. The organization or firm must be sponsored by the JCU Career Services Center (CSC). After being selected for an internship and having the CSC verify the course requirements are met, the intern may enroll in the Internship course corresponding to the academic discipline of interest.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Media Studies | Course #: CMS 399 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Allison Grimaldi Donahue
Monday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Wednesday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Pre-requisite: COM 220
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Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Media Studies | Course #: CMS/EN 326 | Open
Pre-requisite: EN 110; recommended COM 210 and/or one previous course in Literature

This course will provide students with an introduction to postcolonial studies. The first part of the course will offer an overview of the most important topics constituting the field of postcolonial studies. These will subsequently be analysed through the theoretical debates that have grown around them. Furthermore, the course will look at how such issues have been expressed in literary and filmic texts. Topics include colonial discourse analysis; the issue of language; physical and mental colonisation and oppositional discourses; the concepts of 'nation' and nationalism in relation to culture and media; questions of gender in relation to empire and nation; diaspora, cosmopolitanism and identity; the problems of decolonization and the post-colonial state. Emphasis will be placed on colonial and postcolonial texts in the Anglophone and Francophone world.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Media Studies | Course #: CMS/ITS 241 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Erika Tasini
Monday 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
This course surveys films, directors, and film movements and styles in Italy from 1945 to the present. The films are examined as complex aesthetic and signifying systems with wider social and cultural relationships to post-war Italy. The role of Italian cinema as participating in the reconstitution and maintenance of post-War Italian culture and as a tool of historiographic inquiry is also investigated. Realism, modernism and post-modernism are discussed in relation to Italian cinema in particular and Italian society in general. Films are shown in the original Italian version with English subtitles. (This course carries 3 semester hours of credit.)
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Media Studies | Course #: DJRN 199 | Open
This is a course in basic photojournalism on location. There will be both classroom sessions and classes off campus, held on location in Rome and the surrounding area, as well as visits to photographic exhibitions. Students will gain an understanding of the basic concepts of photography and photojournalism; how cameras and lenses work; image composition; lighting conditions and techniques; shooting on location; techniques for working as a photographer; editing and producing photographs; and building a portfolio of images. Class sessions will cover learning use of a camera, lights, composition, color, documentary and candid photographic techniques, photographic software such as Adobe Photoshop, and critiques. Classes on location include practical fieldwork.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Media Studies | Course #: DJRN 221 | Open
Pre-requisite: EN 110
This course introduces writing and reporting techniques for the mass media. It focuses on the essential elements of writing for the print, online and broadcast media. The course also covers media criticism, ethics in media, and the formats and styles of public relations.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Media Studies | Course #: DJRN 325 | Open
Pre-requisite: EN 110; Recommended: JRN 221
This course offers the student practical experience researching, writing and marketing feature articles for print and/or online magazines. The topics covered include how to develop a good idea, analyze a target audience, gather information, write a feature article, and sell the story. Ultimately
this course will teach students how to successfully write longer feature stories and how to pitch them to the appropriate publication. The class time will include lectures where voice, style, use of language, and story structure techniques will be discussed. Class time will also include in-class writing and discussion
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Media Studies | Course #: DJRN 398 | Open
Pre-requisite: 3.0 GPA / Junior standing
The For Credit (FC) Internship course combines academic learning with a short-term employment opportunity. Field experience allows participants to combine academic learning with hands-on work experience. For-Credit internships may be paid or unpaid. The organization or firm must be sponsored by the JCU Career Services Center (CSC). After being selected for an internship and having the CSC verify the course requirements are met, the intern may enroll in the Internship course corresponding to the academic discipline of interest.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Media Studies | Course #: DMA 330 | Open
Pre-requisite: COM 230
This course leads participants to acquire an understanding of the director's conceptual approach from script to screen. At the same time, the class will enable students to test and develop the practical and communicative skills that are needed in order to direct audiovisual productions. Such competence is indispensable when working on short- and long-format projects in a film, TV, and other creative and commercial contexts.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Media Studies | Course #: DMA 356 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Brian Thomson
Tuesday 3:30 pm - 6:15 pm
Pre-requisite: COM 230
This course will provide students with a practical overview of the film editing process, giving them the tools to be able to utilize editing software effectively. It will also give students an understanding of the stylistic characteristics of film genres and genre production and a practical knowledge of the different editing techniques used these. Students starting the course should have a fundamental understanding of the basics of film production as well as a basic knowledge of digital editing software such as the Final Cut Pro Editing suite.dd
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Media Studies | Course #: DMA 398 | Open
Pre-requisite: GPA of 3.0 or higher; Junior Standing
The For Credit (FC) Internship course combines academic learning with a short-term academic learning with hands-on work experience. For-Credit internships may be paid or unpaid. The organization or firm must be sponsored by the JCU Career Services Center (CSC). After being selected for an internship and having the CSC verify the course requirements are met, the intern may enroll in the Internship course corresponding to the academic discipline of interest.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Media Studies | Course #: DMA 434 | Open
Instructor: Brian Thomson
Thursday 3:30 pm - 6:15 pm
DMA 434 is a hands-on workshop-style course that is ideal for students who have successfully completed TV Studio Lab and and who want to continue working on program development and asset management as well as gaining experience working video switchers, audio mixers, cameras, and lights in demanding live production scenarios. DMA 434 concentrates on producing series and event programming for JCUTV.The course will convene each week for production meetings but students will also be expected to work extensively in the studio and on location outside of class hours.
Contact Hours: 45

Computer Science, Mathematics, and Natural Science

3.0 Credits
Computer Science | Course #: CS 101 | Open
Instructor: Stefano Gazziano
Monday 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Wednesday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
The course offers an overview of Computer Science. The history of the subject and the main areas of both accademic and industrial research are discussed. In particular, the course offers an overview and a gentle introduction to the basic concepts and methods in the following branches of computer science: Theory of Computation, Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, Networks and the Internet, Database Theory and Bioinformatics.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Computer Science | Course #: CS 110 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Khaison Duong
Monday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Wednesday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
An introductory course covering the most commonly used microcomputer applications, including the DOS operating system, Windows, word processing, and spread sheets.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Computer Science | Course #: CS 110 | Section: 2 | Open
Instructor: Khaison Duong
Monday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Wednesday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
An introductory course covering the most commonly used microcomputer applications, including the DOS operating system, Windows, word processing, and spread sheets.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Computer Science | Course #: CS 110 | Section: 3 | Open
Instructor: Marco Scaramastra
Tuesday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Thursday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
An introductory course covering the most commonly used microcomputer applications, including the DOS operating system, Windows, word processing, and spread sheets.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Computer Science | Course #: CS 110 | Section: 5 | Open
Instructor: Marco Scaramastra
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
An introductory course covering the most commonly used microcomputer applications, including the DOS operating system, Windows, word processing, and spread sheets.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Computer Science | Course #: CS 110 | Section: 4 | Open
Instructor: Marco Scaramastra
Tuesday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Thursday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
An introductory course covering the most commonly used microcomputer applications, including the DOS operating system, Windows, word processing, and spread sheets.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Computer Science | Course #: CS 110 | Section: 6 | Open
Instructor: Stefano Gazziano
Monday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Wednesday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
An introductory course covering the most commonly used microcomputer applications, including the DOS operating system, Windows, word processing, and spread sheets.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Computer Science | Course #: CS 110 | Section: 7 | Open
Instructor: Walter Arrighetti
Tuesday 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Thursday 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
An introductory course covering the most commonly used microcomputer applications, including the DOS operating system, Windows, word processing, and spread sheets.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Computer Science | Course #: CS 130 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Khaison Duong
Monday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Wednesday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
This course will introduce students to the basic building blocks of web page creation, layout and design. By focusing on HTML (Hypertext Markup Language), one of the most important of web languages used for static content layout and delivery, students will acquire essential skills used by web developers to produce industry standard pages. This will be accomplished using web editors such as Homesite or Dreamweaver MX. In addition, image preparation techniques with Photoshop for web-ready graphics will also be covered along with CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) used for creating visually appealing pages. Concepts such as search engine techniques, web page/portal design principles will also be considered. Upon completion, students will have acquired those tools and techniques to design and develop a fully functioning web site.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Computer Science | Course #: CS 130 | Section: 2 | Open
Instructor: Marco Scaramastra
Tuesday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Thursday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
This course will introduce students to the basic building blocks of web page creation, layout and design. By focusing on HTML (Hypertext Markup Language), one of the most important of web languages used for static content layout and delivery, students will acquire essential skills used by web developers to produce industry standard pages. This will be accomplished using web editors such as Homesite or Dreamweaver MX. In addition, image preparation techniques with Photoshop for web-ready graphics will also be covered along with CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) used for creating visually appealing pages. Concepts such as search engine techniques, web page/portal design principles will also be considered. Upon completion, students will have acquired those tools and techniques to design and develop a fully functioning web site.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Computer Science | Course #: CS 130 | Section: 3 | Open
Instructor: Stefano Gazziano
Monday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
This course will introduce students to the basic building blocks of web page creation, layout and design. By focusing on HTML (Hypertext Markup Language), one of the most important of web languages used for static content layout and delivery, students will acquire essential skills used by web developers to produce industry standard pages. This will be accomplished using web editors such as Homesite or Dreamweaver MX. In addition, image preparation techniques with Photoshop for web-ready graphics will also be covered along with CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) used for creating visually appealing pages. Concepts such as search engine techniques, web page/portal design principles will also be considered. Upon completion, students will have acquired those tools and techniques to design and develop a fully functioning web site.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Computer Science | Course #: CS 131 | Open
Instructor: Marco Scaramastra
Tuesday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Pre-requisite: CS 130
The course provides students with the technical knowledge required to deal with the professional process of designing, developing, installing and maintaining a business web site.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Computer Science | Course #: CS 160 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Khaison Duong
Monday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
This course introduces fundamental computer programming concepts using a high-level language and a modern development environment. Programming skills include sequential, selection, and repetition control structures, functions, input and output, primitive data types, basic data structures including arrays and pointers, objects, and classes. Software engineering skills include problem solving, program design, and debugging practices. The goal of this course is to advance students’ computational thinking, educate them to use programs as tools in their own field of study, and to provide them with fundamental knowledge of programming strategies.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Mathematics | Course #: MA 100 | Open
This course develops the quantitative skills which a liberal-arts educated student should acquire. It is intended to give the student an appreciation for the use of mathematics as a tool in business and science, as well as developing problem solving and critical thinking abilities.

The course introduces the student to important topics of applied linear mathematics and probability. Topics include sets, counting, probability, the mathematics of finance, linear equations and applications, linear inequalities, an introduction to matrices and basic linear programming.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Mathematics | Course #: MA 100 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Alice Fabbri
Monday 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Wednesday 8:30 am - 9:45 am
This course develops the quantitative skills which a liberal-arts educated student should acquire. It is intended to give the student an appreciation for the use of mathematics as a tool in business and science, as well as developing problem solving and critical thinking abilities.

The course introduces the student to important topics of applied linear mathematics and probability. Topics include sets, counting, probability, the mathematics of finance, linear equations and applications, linear inequalities, an introduction to matrices and basic linear programming.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Mathematics | Course #: MA 100 | Section: 2 | Open
Instructor: Margaret Kneller
Tuesday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Thursday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
This course develops the quantitative skills which a liberal-arts educated student should acquire. It is intended to give the student an appreciation for the use of mathematics as a tool in business and science, as well as developing problem solving and critical thinking abilities.

The course introduces the student to important topics of applied linear mathematics and probability. Topics include sets, counting, probability, the mathematics of finance, linear equations and applications, linear inequalities, an introduction to matrices and basic linear programming.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Mathematics | Course #: MA 100 | Section: 3 | Open
Instructor: Margaret Kneller
Tuesday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Thursday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
This course develops the quantitative skills which a liberal-arts educated student should acquire. It is intended to give the student an appreciation for the use of mathematics as a tool in business and science, as well as developing problem solving and critical thinking abilities.

The course introduces the student to important topics of applied linear mathematics and probability. Topics include sets, counting, probability, the mathematics of finance, linear equations and applications, linear inequalities, an introduction to matrices and basic linear programming.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Mathematics | Course #: MA 101 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Alice Fabbri
Monday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Wednesday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
This course provides a review of elementary algebra for students who need further preparation for pre-calculus. Students enroll in this course on the basis of a placement examination. The course covers the basic operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division involving algebraic expressions; factoring of polynomial expressions; exponents and radicals; solving linear equations, quadratic equations and systems of linear equations; and applications involving these concepts. This course does not satisfy the General Distribution Requirement in Mathematics and Science.
This course is a review of intermediate algebra and has few prerequisites other than elementary familiarity with numbers and simple geometric concepts such as: finding the least common multiple of two or more numbers, manipulating fractions, calculating the area of a triangle, square, rectangle, circle, etc. Its objective is to prepare students for Pre-calculus.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Mathematics | Course #: MA 101 | Section: 2 | Open
Instructor: Alice Fabbri
Monday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
This course provides a review of elementary algebra for students who need further preparation for pre-calculus. Students enroll in this course on the basis of a placement examination. The course covers the basic operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division involving algebraic expressions; factoring of polynomial expressions; exponents and radicals; solving linear equations, quadratic equations and systems of linear equations; and applications involving these concepts. This course does not satisfy the General Distribution Requirement in Mathematics and Science.
This course is a review of intermediate algebra and has few prerequisites other than elementary familiarity with numbers and simple geometric concepts such as: finding the least common multiple of two or more numbers, manipulating fractions, calculating the area of a triangle, square, rectangle, circle, etc. Its objective is to prepare students for Pre-calculus.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Mathematics | Course #: MA 101 | Section: 4 | Open
Instructor: Stefano Iannone
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
This course provides a review of elementary algebra for students who need further preparation for pre-calculus. Students enroll in this course on the basis of a placement examination. The course covers the basic operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division involving algebraic expressions; factoring of polynomial expressions; exponents and radicals; solving linear equations, quadratic equations and systems of linear equations; and applications involving these concepts. This course does not satisfy the General Distribution Requirement in Mathematics and Science.
This course is a review of intermediate algebra and has few prerequisites other than elementary familiarity with numbers and simple geometric concepts such as: finding the least common multiple of two or more numbers, manipulating fractions, calculating the area of a triangle, square, rectangle, circle, etc. Its objective is to prepare students for Pre-calculus.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Mathematics | Course #: MA 101 | Section: 3 | Open
Instructor: Stefano Iannone
Tuesday 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Thursday 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
This course provides a review of elementary algebra for students who need further preparation for pre-calculus. Students enroll in this course on the basis of a placement examination. The course covers the basic operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division involving algebraic expressions; factoring of polynomial expressions; exponents and radicals; solving linear equations, quadratic equations and systems of linear equations; and applications involving these concepts. This course does not satisfy the General Distribution Requirement in Mathematics and Science.
This course is a review of intermediate algebra and has few prerequisites other than elementary familiarity with numbers and simple geometric concepts such as: finding the least common multiple of two or more numbers, manipulating fractions, calculating the area of a triangle, square, rectangle, circle, etc. Its objective is to prepare students for Pre-calculus.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Mathematics | Course #: MA 197 | Section: 2 | Open
Instructor: Stefano Iannone
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Pre-requisite: MA 101 with a grade of C- or above
An introduction to Calculus that focuses on the study of elementary functions, polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic, mainly oriented towards practical applications in business and economics. Particular emphasis will be placed on functions as the first step to analyzing real-world problems in mathematical terms.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Mathematics | Course #: MA 197 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Daniel Castorina
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Pre-requisite: MA 101 with a grade of C- or above
An introduction to Calculus that focuses on the study of elementary functions, polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic, mainly oriented towards practical applications in business and economics. Particular emphasis will be placed on functions as the first step to analyzing real-world problems in mathematical terms.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Mathematics | Course #: MA 198 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Daniele Castorina
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Pre-requisite: MA 197 with a grade of C- or above
This course explores the fundamental topics of traditional Calculus such as limits, continuity, differentiation and anti-differentiation, with emphasis on the business and economics applications of maximization, minimization, optimization, and decision making.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Mathematics | Course #: MA 198 | Section: 2 | Open
Instructor: Stefano Arnone
Monday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Pre-requisite: MA 197 with a grade of C- or above
This course explores the fundamental topics of traditional Calculus such as limits, continuity, differentiation and anti-differentiation, with emphasis on the business and economics applications of maximization, minimization, optimization, and decision making.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Mathematics | Course #: MA 198 | Section: 3 | Open
Instructor: Stefano Guarino
Monday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Wednesday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Pre-requisite: MA 197 with a grade of C- or above
This course explores the fundamental topics of traditional Calculus such as limits, continuity, differentiation and anti-differentiation, with emphasis on the business and economics applications of maximization, minimization, optimization, and decision making.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Mathematics | Course #: MA 208 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Ian Roberts
Tuesday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Thursday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Pre-requisite: Placement into MA 197 or completion of MA 100 or MA 101 with a grade of C- or above
An introduction to descriptive statistics, elementary probability theory, and inferential statistics. Included are: mean, median, mode and standard deviation; probability distributions, binomial probabilities, and the normal distribution; problems of estimation; and an introduction to hypothesis testing.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Mathematics | Course #: MA 208 | Section: 2 | Open
Instructor: Stefano Arnone
Monday 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Pre-requisite: Placement into MA 197 or completion of MA 100 or MA 101 with a grade of C- or above
An introduction to descriptive statistics, elementary probability theory, and inferential statistics. Included are: mean, median, mode and standard deviation; probability distributions, binomial probabilities, and the normal distribution; problems of estimation; and an introduction to hypothesis testing.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Mathematics | Course #: MA 208 | Section: 3 | Open
Instructor: Stefano Arnone
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Pre-requisite: Placement into MA 197 or completion of MA 100 or MA 101 with a grade of C- or above
An introduction to descriptive statistics, elementary probability theory, and inferential statistics. Included are: mean, median, mode and standard deviation; probability distributions, binomial probabilities, and the normal distribution; problems of estimation; and an introduction to hypothesis testing.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Mathematics | Course #: MA 208 | Section: 4 | Open
Instructor: Ian Roberts
Monday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Wednesday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Pre-requisite: Placement into MA 197 or completion of MA 100 or MA 101 with a grade of C- or above
An introduction to descriptive statistics, elementary probability theory, and inferential statistics. Included are: mean, median, mode and standard deviation; probability distributions, binomial probabilities, and the normal distribution; problems of estimation; and an introduction to hypothesis testing.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Mathematics | Course #: MA 209 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Adrian Stoian
Monday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Wednesday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Pre-requisite: CS 110, MA 208 with a grade of C- or above
A continuation of Statistics I. Topics include more advanced hypothesis testing, regression analysis, analysis of variance, non-parametric tests, time series analysis, and decision-making techniques. CS 110, MA 208 with a grade of C- or higher.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Mathematics | Course #: MA 209 | Section: 2 | Open
Instructor: Crina Pungulescu
Monday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Wednesday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Pre-requisite: CS 110, MA 208 with a grade of C- or above
A continuation of Statistics I. Topics include more advanced hypothesis testing, regression analysis, analysis of variance, non-parametric tests, time series analysis, and decision-making techniques. CS 110, MA 208 with a grade of C- or higher.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Mathematics | Course #: MA 299 | Open
Instructor: Daniele Castorina
Tuesday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Thursday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Pre-requisite: MA 198 with a grade of C- or above
The course is a further development of Calculus and at a more advanced level. After covering traditional topics such as techniques of integration, differential equations and the study of several variables, attention is given to business and economics applications (constrained optimization, Lagrange multipliers, Method of Least Squares, Numerical approximation, Taylor series, etc.)
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Mathematics | Course #: MA 491 | Open
Instructor: Andrea Marinucci
Monday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Pre-requisite: MA 198
This course introduces students to the techniques of linear algebra and to the concepts upon which the techniques are based. Topics include: vectors, matrix algebra, systems of linear equations, and related geometry in Euclidean spaces. Fundamentals of vector spaces, linear transformations, eigenvalues and associated eigenvectors.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Mathematics | Course #: MA 492 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Stefano Arnone
Tuesday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Thursday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Pre-requisite: (Prerequisites: MA 198, MA 208, MA 209; Recommended: MA 299)
This is a calculus-based introduction to mathematical statistics. While the material covered is similar to that which might be found in an undergraduate course of statistics, the technical level is much more advanced, the quantity of material much larger, and the pace of delivery correspondingly faster. The course covers basic probability, random variables (continuous and discrete), the central limit theorem and statistical inference, including parameter estimation and hypothesis testing. It also provides a basic introduction to stochastic processes.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Natural Science | Course #: NS 220 | Open
Instructor: Margaret Kneller
Tuesday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Thursday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Pre-requisite: MA 101 or MA 102
Students will learn about at Food and Agriculture, focusing on these subject areas.
Domestication of major animals and crops (timing and place, in order to set the scene for when humans made major steps in controlling and managing their food supply), the First Agricultural Revolution.
Common Food Commodities which are important today.
Grains (concentrating on wheat, corn, and rice, and then where grown, population served, cultivation requirements).
Bananas
The Green Revolution.
Examples of, and the Pros/Cons of Genetically Modified (Crop) Organisms—Amflora, Golden Rice, Insecticide Sweet Corn.
Sugar: crop sources and sugar substitutes.
Food for Export, e.g. Coffee, Cocoa.
Fertilizers, synthetic and organic.
Oils: palm oil, …olive oil.
Minor but Essential Crops, e.g. Leafy Green Vegetables.
Crop Pests, Diseases and Pesticides, imminent threats: e.g. wheat rust
Modern Industrial Agriculture to Organic Farming, examples.
Biofuels or Food: ethanol from sugar cane and corn, palm oil.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Natural Science | Course #: NS 290 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Margaret Kneller
Tuesday 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Thursday 8:30 am - 9:45 am
This course provides the liberal arts student with an introduction to the scientific issues which underpin human health in the urban environment. We study components of the urban environment by using basic concepts from ecology, biology, chemistry, and geology. We then learn about "linkages" (or interactions) between humans and their physical, chemical, and biological environment in order to understand human health in the urban environment. The interactions examined will relate to actual conditions found in major cities in the 21st century: we look at water supply and quality, air quality standards, energy supplies, and common diseases.
Contact Hours: 45

Creative Writing, English Composition, and English Literature

3.0 Credits
Creative Writing | Course #: CW 205 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: George Minot
Tuesday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Thursday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Pre-requisite: EN 110 or permission of instructor
This workshop provides students with the opportunity to develop the creative, editing, and reading habits needed for the production of literary fiction. Students will read contemporary literary fiction and materials related to analyzing and editing literary fiction and participate in a traditional creative writing workshop through in-class writing exercises, critiquing classmates work, and producing their own fiction.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Creative Writing | Course #: CW 352 | Open
Instructor: Andrea di Robilant
Monday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Pre-requisite: EN 110 with a grade of C or above
This creative writing workshop is designed to help students develop their writing and editorial skills, as well as the reading habits necessary for the production of works of creative nonfiction. The class will focus upon the creative process and the generation of several different forms within the nonfiction genre including
the personal essay, the memoir, travel writing, and the journalistic or magazine profile. Through the examination of superior examples of creative nonfiction, discussions, and critiques, students will become acquainted with the techniques and tools used to build an excellent portfolio of literary and journalistic pieces within the creative nonfiction genre.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Creative Writing | Course #: CW 356 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Elizabeth Geoghegan
Monday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Pre-requisite: EN 110
This interdisciplinary writing workshop employs the city of Rome as its muse and offers instruction in several genres of creative writing. By examining a variety of works inspired by the Eternal City, students will learn how to evaluate literature in light of an aesthetic and historic precedent, as well as participate in the long tradition of international writers who have recreated Rome on the page. The course will also problematize Rome, exploring the ancient city s contemporary contradictions and complexities and the way writers both perpetuate and dismantle certain myths, such as the illusory La Dolce Vita. Writing workshops will acquaint students with the techniques and tools used to critique and incorporate critical feedback into their own revision process. Through studied writing practice and the examination of the Roman setting as a vital literary component, students will generate a final portfolio of textual interpretations in response to the Eternal City.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Creative Writing | Course #: CW/DJRN 346 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Andrea di Robilant
Monday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Wednesday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Pre-requisite: EN110 with a grade of C or above
This creative nonfiction workshop explores the long tradition of travel writing, fostered by the keen observation and thoughtful documentation of landscape and culture that travel inspires. Students will gain exposure to several subgenres encompassed by the term travel writing including, but not limited to, the travel memoir, the travel essay, guidebooks, and food and humor pieces that tandem as travel writing. The course offers instruction in the research and mechanics of travel writing aimed at the generation of articles and essays for newspapers, magazines, guidebooks, the Internet, as well as how to begin drafting ideas for longer-form works.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Creative Writing | Course #: CW/DMA 334 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Brian Thomson
Monday 12:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Pre-requisite: EN 110 with a grade of C or above.
Writers' Room is an immersive workshop-style course that places students in the shoes of a television writer working to break a season's worth of story and write a screenplay that advances the program's plot and develops its themes while maintaining characterization and tone consistent with the vision of the showrunner. Students will learn how to pitch ideas, collaborate with others writers (giving and taking notes) and express themselves in the voice of the show. The course covers the economic, historical, and aesthetic foundations of contemporary television writing and production and will prepare students to evaluate, develop, and pitch series ideas for episodic television, evaluate and develop episode ideas in a collaborative working environment in line with the tone of the show and produce effective written material (pitches, summaries, show bibles, screenplays) that adhere to professional standards.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Creative Writing | Course #: CW/DMA 348 | Open
Pre-requisite: EN110 with a grade of C or above
This creative writing workshop helps students to develop the creative, editorial and reading skills needed for the production of a screenplay, based on the following principles: focus on visual story telling using minimal dialogue, introduction to story analysis using published screenplays and clips, and the exploration of narrative development. Material will be presented in the form of lectures, discussions, handouts, writing exercises, as well as screenings. In the context of a creative writing workshop, students will complete in-class and at home writing exercises. Students will also be required to provide their fellow writers with thorough feedback. Finally, students will pitch ideas in preparation for a full script, to be presented and critiqued at the end of the term.
Contact Hours: 45
6.0 Credits
English Composition | Course #: EN 103 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Aidan Fadden
Tuesday 10:00 am - 12:45 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 12:45 pm
Pre-requisite: Placement via JCU English Composition Placement Exam
This intensive course has two components. One concentrates on developing the ability to write grammatically and idiomatically correct English prose, and includes an in-depth grammar review and examination of academic register. The other focuses on the elements of academic writing, from sentence structure through effective paragraph writing in essays, and introduces students to the various rhetorical modes. Elements covered include outlining, the introduction-body-conclusion structure, thesis statements, topic sentences, supporting arguments, and transition signals. Students will also become familiar with the fundamentals of MLA style, research and sourcing, as well as information literacy. To develop these skills, students will write in- and out-of-class essays. Critical reading is also integral to the course, and students will analyze peer writing as well as good expository models. Individual students in EN 103 may be required to complete additional hours in the English Writing Center as part of their course requirements.
Contact Hours: 90
6.0 Credits
English Composition | Course #: EN 103 | Section: 2 | Open
Instructor: Andrea Rossi
Monday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Tuesday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Wednesday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Thursday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Pre-requisite: Placement via JCU English Composition Placement Exam
This intensive course has two components. One concentrates on developing the ability to write grammatically and idiomatically correct English prose, and includes an in-depth grammar review and examination of academic register. The other focuses on the elements of academic writing, from sentence structure through effective paragraph writing in essays, and introduces students to the various rhetorical modes. Elements covered include outlining, the introduction-body-conclusion structure, thesis statements, topic sentences, supporting arguments, and transition signals. Students will also become familiar with the fundamentals of MLA style, research and sourcing, as well as information literacy. To develop these skills, students will write in- and out-of-class essays. Critical reading is also integral to the course, and students will analyze peer writing as well as good expository models. Individual students in EN 103 may be required to complete additional hours in the English Writing Center as part of their course requirements.
Contact Hours: 90
6.0 Credits
English Composition | Course #: EN 103 | Section: 3 | Open
Instructor: Anthony Casling
Monday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Tuesday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Wednesday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Thursday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Pre-requisite: Placement via JCU English Composition Placement Exam
This intensive course has two components. One concentrates on developing the ability to write grammatically and idiomatically correct English prose, and includes an in-depth grammar review and examination of academic register. The other focuses on the elements of academic writing, from sentence structure through effective paragraph writing in essays, and introduces students to the various rhetorical modes. Elements covered include outlining, the introduction-body-conclusion structure, thesis statements, topic sentences, supporting arguments, and transition signals. Students will also become familiar with the fundamentals of MLA style, research and sourcing, as well as information literacy. To develop these skills, students will write in- and out-of-class essays. Critical reading is also integral to the course, and students will analyze peer writing as well as good expository models. Individual students in EN 103 may be required to complete additional hours in the English Writing Center as part of their course requirements.
Contact Hours: 90
6.0 Credits
English Composition | Course #: EN 103 | Section: 4 | Open
Instructor: Andrew Rutt
Monday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Pre-requisite: Placement via JCU English Composition Placement Exam
This intensive course has two components. One concentrates on developing the ability to write grammatically and idiomatically correct English prose, and includes an in-depth grammar review and examination of academic register. The other focuses on the elements of academic writing, from sentence structure through effective paragraph writing in essays, and introduces students to the various rhetorical modes. Elements covered include outlining, the introduction-body-conclusion structure, thesis statements, topic sentences, supporting arguments, and transition signals. Students will also become familiar with the fundamentals of MLA style, research and sourcing, as well as information literacy. To develop these skills, students will write in- and out-of-class essays. Critical reading is also integral to the course, and students will analyze peer writing as well as good expository models. Individual students in EN 103 may be required to complete additional hours in the English Writing Center as part of their course requirements.
Contact Hours: 90
6.0 Credits
English Composition | Course #: EN 103 | Section: 5 | Open
Instructor: Christin Campbell
Monday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Pre-requisite: Placement via JCU English Composition Placement Exam
This intensive course has two components. One concentrates on developing the ability to write grammatically and idiomatically correct English prose, and includes an in-depth grammar review and examination of academic register. The other focuses on the elements of academic writing, from sentence structure through effective paragraph writing in essays, and introduces students to the various rhetorical modes. Elements covered include outlining, the introduction-body-conclusion structure, thesis statements, topic sentences, supporting arguments, and transition signals. Students will also become familiar with the fundamentals of MLA style, research and sourcing, as well as information literacy. To develop these skills, students will write in- and out-of-class essays. Critical reading is also integral to the course, and students will analyze peer writing as well as good expository models. Individual students in EN 103 may be required to complete additional hours in the English Writing Center as part of their course requirements.
Contact Hours: 90
6.0 Credits
English Composition | Course #: EN 103 | Section: 6 | Open
Instructor: Jonathan Jones
Monday 8:30 am - 11:15 am
Wednesday 8:30 am - 11:15 am
Pre-requisite: Placement via JCU English Composition Placement Exam
This intensive course has two components. One concentrates on developing the ability to write grammatically and idiomatically correct English prose, and includes an in-depth grammar review and examination of academic register. The other focuses on the elements of academic writing, from sentence structure through effective paragraph writing in essays, and introduces students to the various rhetorical modes. Elements covered include outlining, the introduction-body-conclusion structure, thesis statements, topic sentences, supporting arguments, and transition signals. Students will also become familiar with the fundamentals of MLA style, research and sourcing, as well as information literacy. To develop these skills, students will write in- and out-of-class essays. Critical reading is also integral to the course, and students will analyze peer writing as well as good expository models. Individual students in EN 103 may be required to complete additional hours in the English Writing Center as part of their course requirements.
Contact Hours: 90
3.0 Credits
English Composition | Course #: EN 105 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Andrea Rossi
Monday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Pre-requisite: Placement via JCU English Composition Placement Exam
This course concentrates on the development of effective paragraph writing in essays while introducing students to the various rhetorical modes. Elements covered include outlining, the introduction-body-conclusion structure, thesis statements, topic sentences, supporting arguments, and transition signals. Students will also become familiar with the fundamentals of MLA style, research and sourcing, as well as information literacy. To develop these skills, students will write in- and out-of-class essays. Critical reading is also integral to the course, and students will analyze peer writing as well as good expository models. Students must receive a grade of C or above in this course to be eligible to take EN 110. Individual students in EN 105 may be required to complete additional hours in the English Writing Center as part of their course requirements.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
English Composition | Course #: EN 105 | Section: 2 | Open
Instructor: Andrea Rossi