John Cabot University
Spring Semester Elective 2021
12 - 17 credits

SAI students studying at JCU select 4 or 5 courses from the wide range of disciplines offered for a total of 12 - 17 credits. Courses available include Art History, Business, Political Science, and Communication, among many others. Semester students have the option of enrolling in the SAI Global Leadership Certificate, or completing a part-time internship, to further their academic and community involvement.


Application: now open
Closes: November 15, 2020
Apps accepted after closing as space permits

Application Requirements
Complete online application
Personal statement (300-500 words)
Transcript
Digital photo (passport style)
Italian privacy consent form
Supplemental JCU privacy consent form

Highlights

  • See our revised cancellation policies due to Coronavirus here.
  • Study with degree-seeking students from around the world
  • Earn a Global Leadership Certificate

Program Dates
January 11, 2021 – May 8, 2021


Eligibility Requirements

Age: 18+

Academic Year: High school graduate or above

* contact SAI if you don’t meet requirements

Cumulative GPA:* 2.5 (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
Business, Law, Management, and Marketing
Classical Studies
Communications, Media Studies, and Journalism
Computer Science, Mathematics, and Natural Science
Creative Writing, English Composition, Literature, and Language
Design
Economics and Finance
Foreign Languages
History and Humanities
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Political Science
Social Sciences: Sociology and Psychology
Studio Art

Art History and Archaeology

3.0 Credits
Archeology | Course #: AH 271 | Open
Instructor: Ilaria Gianni
Wednesday 3:30 pm - 6:15 pm
coming soon
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Art History | Course #: AH 141 | Open
Instructor: Inge Hansen
Tuesday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Thursday 1:30 pm - 2:45 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
Monday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 12:45 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 190 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Elisabeth Fuhrmann-Schembri
Tuesday 9:15 am - 12:00 pm
Pre-requisite: On-site activity fee 40 euros or $52
Rome, Ostia and Pompeii are three of the best- preserved archaeological sites in the world. Through their study, we are able to comprehend the physical and social nature of Roman cities and how they transformed over the course of centuries. We explore the subjects of urban development, public and private buildings, economic and social history, and art incorporated into urban features (houses, triumphal monuments, etc.). In Rome, we focus primarily upon public buildings commissioned by Senators and Emperors: temples, law courts, theaters, triumphal monuments, baths. In Ostia, the port-city of Rome, we are able to experience many aspects of daily life: commerce, housing, religion, entertainment. Pompeii represents a well-to-do Republican and early Imperial period city that was influenced by the Greeks and Romans and preserves some of the most magnificent frescoes in the world.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Art History | Course #: AH 196 | Open
Instructor: Paul Tegmeyer
Tuesday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Thursday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Pre-requisite: Mandatory trip to Florence (cost TBD)
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 | Open
Instructor: Sharon Salvadori
Monday 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Wednesday 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Pre-requisite: Mandatory overnight trip to Naples & Paestum (cost TBD)
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 251 | Open
Instructor: Sarah Linford
Tuesday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
The nineteenth century in Europe was a period in which the idea of picture making was radically altered, notions of the function of sculpture transformed, and new styles and types of architecture invented. Artists and architects found exciting new solutions to the cultural, political and economic pressures of a "modern" society. This course will investigate trends in art of the later 18C to ca. 1880; though some emphasis will be placed on French painting, we will also study art and architecture of the period in England, Germany, Spaiin and Italy. The goal is not to present a summary overview, but to concentrate on the issues central to major movements - Neoclassism, Romanticism, Realism and Impressionism - through investigation of selected examples of representative works within the social and political contexts in which they were made. Also to be addressed will be the art-historical debates that scholars have offered concerning the protagonists of these movements and the interpretations of the works themselves.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Art History | Course #: AH 273 | Open
Instructor: Sarah Linford
Monday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
This is an introduction to photography as both a historical and contemporary form of art and communication. While essential to the understanding of modern art, the history of photography also illuminates fundamental aspects of the image-dominated culture in which we live. The course is broadly chronological, and includes the invention and early reception of photography, its function as an independent art form, its uses in other arts, scientific investigation, reportage, photojournalism, portraiture, and other fields, and its relationships to major 19th and 20th century art movements. Contemporary photography is treated extensively.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Art History | Course #: AH 290 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Inge Hansen
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 297 | Open
Instructor: Anna Tuck-Scala
Tuesday 2:15 pm - 5:00 pm
An investigation of the major artistic trends occurring in Western Europe during the 17th century. In Italy (excluding Rome, which is covered in a separate course), southern centers such as Sicily, Naples and Lecce will be examined, along with such major northern centers as Turin and Venice, and specific artists such as Guarini, Juvarra and Tiepolo. Major "national" schools of painting will be analyzed: the Dutch and Flemish, as embodied by Rembrandt and Rubens; the Spanish, with Velazquez; the French, with Poussin and Claude. Attention is also paid to architectural and sculptural monuments in each country.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Art History | Course #: AH 362 | Open
Instructor: Carolyn Smyth
Tuesday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Thursday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
This course will address the development of painting, sculpture and architecture in the churches, civic halls, palaces and homes of the great republics and courts of 14th century Italy. The rise of the city states, the new mendicant orders, the visions of Dante and Petrarch, and the brief flourishing of papal Rome encouraged a new interest in nature and human experience which was explored in the beginning of the century by Giotto, Duccio, and others. Around the time of the "Black Death" (1348), painting and sculpture takes on different and often harsher formal qualities and content. Through examination of key monuments, and consideration of the social and religious context in which they were created, students will investigate this art-historical moment sometimes called the Proto-Renaissance.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Art History | Course #: AH 383 | Open
Instructor: Laura Foster
Monday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Wednesday 1:30 pm - 2:45 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 399 | Open
Instructor: Sarah Linford
Monday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Wednesday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Pre-requisite: One previous course in Art History or permission of the instructor
An in-depth treatment of a current area of special concern within the field of Contemporary Art. May be taken more than once for credit with different topics.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Art History | Course #: AH 460 | Open
Instructor: Karen Georgi
Tuesday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Thursday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
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/CL 266 | Open
Instructor: Sophy Downes
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
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/LAW 345 | Open
Instructor: Crispin Corrado
Tuesday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Thursday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Coming soon
Contact Hours: 45

Business, Law, Management, and Marketing

3.0 Credits
Business | Course #: BUS 220 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Michele Favorite
Tuesday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Thursday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Pre-requisite: EN 110 with a grade of C or above
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: Berenice Cocciolillo
Tuesday 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Thursday 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Pre-requisite: EN 110 with a grade of C or above
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 | 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 | Open
Instructor: Silvia Pulino
Tuesday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Thursday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Pre-requisite: Sophomore 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. Students will have the opportunity to identify a business opportunity and develop the idea to the point of being start-up ready.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.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Business | Course #: BUS 320 | Open
Instructor: Michele Favorite
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Pre-requisite: Junior Standing, EN 110, MKT 301. Recommended: MGT 301
This course surveys the theory and practice of public relations, examining a model for public relations programming, the principles of public relations writing, and stakeholder/issues management techniques, together with their ethical implications. It distinguishes PR and publicity communication concepts within the framework of the firms overall marketing communication strategy and organizational mission. Special topics, such as Marketing Public Relations, Investor Relations, Government Relations, etc., will also be addressed. Students are expected to be able to use primary and secondary research and the information tools of communications professionals.
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 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Thursday 1:30 pm - 2:45 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 342 | Open
Instructor: Gina Siddu Pilia
Monday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Wednesday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
This course aims at studying in depth the model of Resonant Leadership and its positive effects on the increase of efficacy, creativity, motivation, conflict resolution, decision-making, and stress reduction within the workplace.
Using the latest studies in the fields of Psychology, Neuroscience, Behavior, and Organization participants will learn the theory, research and experience of employing Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence within the work environment.
The course will be divided in two parts:
a) a theoretical part in which the participants will be introduced to the model of Resonant Leadership informed by Mindfulness, Emotional Intelligence, Neuroscience, and the most recent cognitive research; b) a practical-experiential part in which Mindfulness techniques and the development of Emotional and Social Intelligence will be learned in order to promote resonance in leadership.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Business | Course #: BUS 410 | Open
Instructor: Riccardo Maiolini
Tuesday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Thursday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Pre-requisite: Junior Standing; recommended BUS 305
This course considers management problems of founders, owners, managers, and investors in startups. 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 498 | 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/ITS 260 | Open
Instructor: Antonella Salvatore
Tuesday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Thursday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
The course analyzes the Italian Business environment, the characteristics of its culture and its inner workings. Students will be able to understand the different types of Italian corporate cultures and the role of family businesses in Italy. The course allows students to assess some of the most popular Italian brands and learn why "made in Italy" is a leading brand in the world, despite recent influences and threats from foreign investors. Company cases and special guests will be an important part of this course and will allow students to relate theory to practice.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Business | Course #: MGT 338 | Open
Instructor: Daniele Pica
Monday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Pre-requisite: MGT 301
This course covers the structure, management, and development of business information systems; the nature of business information, computer hardware and computer software; systems analysis; and the development and introduction of business information systems, as well as the impact of technological innovations.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Business | Course #: MGT 345 | Open
Instructor: Riccardo Maiolini
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Pre-requisite: Junior Standing
Nowadays, significant social problems dramatically affect both the most developed and developing countries in many fields like education, health care, the environment. Most people think that these serious issues should be solved by either the governments or the third sector, which includes voluntary and community organizations like charities and NGOs. Conversely, the mission of a corporate organization is not to solve social problems but to maximize both its profits and the shareholder value. Social entrepreneurship allows to solve social issues using the instruments and the techniques of classic corporate organizations, however, its main goal is its social mission rather than profit maximization.

The course explains how to become a social entrepreneur, the different options to organize a social business and to find the requested financial support, and how to use the lean start-up methodology to find both the right business model and market fit in order to solve a significant social problem.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Business | Course #: MGT/CS 337 | Open
Instructor: Walter Arrighetti
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
coming soon
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Law | Course #: LAW 219 | Open
Instructor: Chiara Magrini
Tuesday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Thursday 3:00 pm - 4:15 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 323 | Open
Instructor: Chiara Magrini
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Thursday 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/CL 362 | Open
Instructor: Thomas Govero
Tuesday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Thursday 3:00 pm - 4:15 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: 45
3.0 Credits
Law | Course #: PL/LAW 320 | Open
Instructor: Pamela Harris
Monday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Wednesday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
This course examines the basic concepts of public international law, to enable students to critically evaluate the interplay between legal claims and power relations. Starting with a theoretical overview of the character, development and sources of international law, the course examines such law-generating and law-implementing institutions as the United Nations, international arbitration and adjudication, international criminal tribunals, national systems and regional organizations. Such substantive areas as the law of war (the use of force and humanitarian law), international criminal law, human rights, and environmental law will be given special attention.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Law | Course #: PS/LAW 338 | Open
Instructor: Paola Castelli
Monday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Wednesday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Pre-requisite: PS 101 or permission of the instructor
The course focuses on applications of concepts and theories from cognitive, social, developmental and clinical psychology, to the administration of justice. Topics include the psychological processes involved in jury selection, jury deliberation and decision making, police interrogation, false confessions, eyewitness testimony, memory for traumatic events, child witnesses, juvenile offenders, and the role of psychologists as trial consultant and expert witnesses.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Management | Course #: BUS/EC 336 | Open
Instructor: Alina Sorgner
Monday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Wednesday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
This course considers some of the most important issues concerning contemporary challenges in the field of entrepreneurship. Students will be confronted with interdisciplinary perspectives to the study of entrepreneurship that stem from economics, psychology, geography, history, cultural studies, and policy making, to better understand the emergence and the determinants of entrepreneurial ecosystems.

In the first part of the course, we will study the role of an individual in entrepreneurial ecosystems, e.g. psychological and biological characteristics of entrepreneurs; determinants of successful entrepreneurship including early entrepreneurial career development in the childhood, role models in the family, human and social capital, and the importance of geographical location of a start-up, among others. We will further consider particularities of female entrepreneurship, ethnic entreprenurship, social entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship. Last but not least, we will study the relationship between entrepreneurhsip and individual well-being, for instance, in terms of life and job satisfaction, as well as entrepreneurial incomes and health issues.

In the second part of the course, we will focus on regional entrepreneurial ecosystems and the role of entrepreneurship for economic welfare. We will consider historical examples of productive, unproductive and even destructive entrepreneurship, study the role of regional culture and legacies of anti-entrepreneurial political regimes for the current level of entrepreneurial activities. Moreover, we will discuss the role of entrepreneurship for regional economic development, e.g. job creation and innovation activities. Last but not least, we will investigate the currently occurring move of developed economies toward more entrepreneurial societies and we will discuss various pro-entrepreneurial public policies.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Management | Course #: MGT 301 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Barbara Sveva Magnanelli
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 301 | Section: 2 | Open
Instructor: Riccardo Maiolini
Tuesday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Thursday 3:00 pm - 4:15 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 310 | 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 330 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Daniele Pica
Monday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Wednesday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Pre-requisite: MGT 301, MA 208
Management issues related to the procurement and allocation 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 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Pre-requisite: MGT 301, MA 208
Management issues related to the procurement and allocation 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 426 | Open
Instructor: Ieva Jakobsone Bellomi
Monday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Wednesday 1:30 pm - 2:45 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 melding 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 | Open
Instructor: Silvia Pulino
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Pre-requisite: Senior standing and completion of all other business core courses.
This capstone course focuses on the roles and skills of the General Manager and on diagnosing and finding realistic solutions to complex strategic and organizational problems. Business situations will be analyzed from the point of view of the General Manager to identify the particular tasks related to his/her unique role, which calls for leadership, integration across the functional areas, organizational development, strategy formulation and implementation. Prerequisites: Completion of all Core Business Courses. In particular, case discussion will require a good understanding of Finance (performance evaluation, forecasting, budgeting), Marketing principles, Organizational structure and Management.

The course builds on previous course work by providing an opportunity to integrate various functional areas and by providing a total business perspective.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Management | Course #: MGT/CMS 361 | Open
Instructor: Daniele Pica
Monday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Wednesday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
This course explores the significance of social networks in business and social life. The focus of the course is to critically appreciate social media platforms across a variety of contexts. The course investigates issues related to the management of social media in terms of the strategies and tactics related to successful deployment and cultivation of business/social initiatives and the redefinition of the customer/user as a central element in value creation. Issues related to participatory culture, communication power, collaborative work and production, privacy and surveillance, and political economy of social media are explored in depth through the use of contemporary cases.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Marketing | Course #: MKT 301 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Alessandro Signorini
Tuesday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Pre-requisite: EC 201, MA 208
This course will give students a solid understanding of the fundamentals of the strategic marketing planning process including: methods and tools of market assessment, customer segmentation analysis, development of the value proposition, positioning and planning of marketing tactics designed to deliver value to targeted stakeholders.

Emphasis is placed on the need to align marketing principles and theories with the management skills needed for the preparation of a marketing plan. Students will be able to analyze opportunities and threats in both the macro and micro-environments. Students will also conduct a marketing research gathering data for effective decision-making and will develop their ability to evaluate gaps.

In this course, students will begin to learn how to conduct a competitive analysis, analyze environmental trend, forecast changing market demand and develop competitive marketing strategies.
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: EC 201, MA 208
This course will give students a solid understanding of the fundamentals of the strategic marketing planning process including: methods and tools of market assessment, customer segmentation analysis, development of the value proposition, positioning and planning of marketing tactics designed to deliver value to targeted stakeholders.

Emphasis is placed on the need to align marketing principles and theories with the management skills needed for the preparation of a marketing plan. Students will be able to analyze opportunities and threats in both the macro and micro-environments. Students will also conduct a marketing research gathering data for effective decision-making and will develop their ability to evaluate gaps.

In this course, students will begin to learn how to conduct a competitive analysis, analyze environmental trend, forecast changing market demand and develop competitive marketing strategies.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Marketing | Course #: MKT 304 | 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 305 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Thomas Aichner
Monday 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Wednesday 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Pre-requisite: MKT 301; Recommended: MA 209
This course covers the basic methods and techniques of marketing research. Discusses the tools and techniques for gathering, analyzing, and using information to aid marketing decision- making. Covers topics such as problem definition, research design formulation, measurement, research instrument development, sampling techniques, data collection, data interpretation and analysis, and presentation of research findings. Students choose a marketing research project, formulate research hypotheses, collect primary and secondary data, develop a database, analyze data, write a report, and present results and recommendations.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Marketing | Course #: MKT 305 | Section: 2 | Open
Instructor: Thomas Aichner
Monday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Wednesday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Pre-requisite: MKT 301; Recommended: MA 209
This course covers the basic methods and techniques of marketing research. Discusses the tools and techniques for gathering, analyzing, and using information to aid marketing decision- making. Covers topics such as problem definition, research design formulation, measurement, research instrument development, sampling techniques, data collection, data interpretation and analysis, and presentation of research findings. Students choose a marketing research project, formulate research hypotheses, collect primary and secondary data, develop a database, analyze data, write a report, and present results and recommendations.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Marketing | Course #: MKT 310 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Alessandro Signorini
Tuesday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Thursday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Pre-requisite: MKT 301
This course focuses on the study of consumer decision processes, consumer behavior models and their impact on the development of marketing strategies. The emphasis is on researching and in-depth understanding of the consumer decision process. Teaching methodology includes case studies and an emphasis on experiential research.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Marketing | Course #: MKT 310 | Section: 2 | Open
Instructor: Alina Sorgner
Monday 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Pre-requisite: MKT 301
This course focuses on the study of consumer decision processes, consumer behavior models and their impact on the development of marketing strategies. The emphasis is on researching and in-depth understanding of the consumer decision process. Teaching methodology includes case studies and an emphasis on experiential research.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Marketing | Course #: MKT 320 | Open
Instructor: Thomas Aichner
Monday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 12:45 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 | Open
Instructor: Tetyana Kholod
Monday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
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: Ian Roberts
Monday 10:00 am - 11:15 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: Tetyana Kholod
Monday 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 7:15 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 335 | Open
Instructor: Antonella Salvatore
Tuesday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Thursday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
This course focuses on issues related to Retail Management in the Fashion industry and requires both an understanding of marketing principles as well as channel management concepts. The course reviews basic concepts related to retail business such as operations, logistics, retail channels management, retail controlling and strategic location development, which develop the student’s ability to understand performance indicators and measure store performance. Students are encouraged to focus on retail buying and stock planning, in order to fully understand how to manage in-store product life cycles. Teaching methodology is project based and team work is emphasized. Teams will be required to apply fashion retailing concepts to companies’ decision making through a proposed retail project, which will require a written strategic retail plan that is adapted to the Italian fashion market.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Marketing | Course #: MKT 340 | Open
Instructor: Tanja Lanza
Tuesday 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Thursday 8:30 am - 9:45 am
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 360 | Open
Instructor: Anna Fiorentino
Tuesday 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Thursday 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Pre-requisite: MKT 301
During the course students will undertake studies on brand assessment, goal setting; defining brand equity and target; Crafting a Communication Strategy; Establishing the Marketing, Communications, Public Relations and Media Strategies; Building the Marketing Plan; and Measurement and Strategic Brand Audit. Students will complete a group project where they choose a brand or create their own and take on the role as brand manage to build, manager and market a brand using successful public relations, communications, and media strategies.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Marketing | Course #: MKT 490 | Open
Instructor: Alessandro Signorini
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Pre-requisite: Senior standing
This course involves the analytical integration of material covered in previous marketing courses. It develops skills in diagnosing marketing problems, formulating and selecting strategic alternatives, and recognizing problems inherent in strategy implementation. The development of a comprehensive marketing plan is a major requirement of the course.
Contact Hours: 45

Classical Studies

3.0 Credits
Classical Studies | Course #: CL 260 | Open
Instructor: Sharon Salvadori
Monday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Wednesday 1:30 pm - 2:45 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 | Open
Instructor: Thomas Govero
Monday 11:30 pm - 12:45 pm
Wednesday 11:30 pm - 12:45 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/HS 221 | Open
Instructor: Massimo Betello
Monday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
This course examines the history of Ancient Greece from the Archaic Age to the Age of Alexander, the seventh through fourth centuries B.C.E. Focus will be on the rise of Athens and Sparta as the most influential city states in Greece; the development of their respective political, military and social systems; and the causes of the outbreak of the Peloponnesian War that paved the way for the rise of Macedon and domination of the Greek world, first under Philip II, and then his son, Alexander the Great, until his death in 323 B.C.E. Readings in translation will include Herodotus, Aristophanes, Plato, Thucydides, Xenophon, and Plutarch.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Classical Studies | Course #: CL/HS 231 | Open
Instructor: Massimo Betello
Monday 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
This course surveys the history of ancient Rome and Italy, focusing on the origins and metamorphoses of Rome from its archaic foundations as an Italic-Latinate kingship to an imperial city. The course examines the establishment, expansion, and conflicts of the Republican period; the political and cultural revolution of the Augustan ‘Principate’; the innovations of the High Empire; and the transition into Late Antiquity. Course materials include the writings of ancient authors in translation (these may include Polybius, Sallust, Cicero, Livy, Augustus, Suetonius, and/or Tacitus) as well as modern historians and archaeologists, along with considerations of Roman art, architecture, and archaeology.
Contact Hours: 45

Communications, Media Studies, and Journalism

3.0 Credits
Communications | Course #: CMS 280 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Benjamin Lee Scribner
Tuesday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Thursday 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: 2 | Open
Instructor: Benjamin Lee Scribner
Tuesday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Thursday 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/BUS 385 | Open
Instructor: Alberto Micali
Tuesday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
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, and how these principles and concepts lead to effective public speaking. Students will learn how to prepare and organize persuasive speeches by learning the fundamental structures of the persuasive speech. In addition, students will begin to acquire basic skills in critical reasoning, including how to structure a thesis statement and support it through a specific line of reasoning using idea subordination, coordination, and parallel structure.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Communications | Course #: COM 101 | Section: 2 | Open
Instructor: Carolina De Luca
Monday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Wednesday 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, and how these principles and concepts lead to effective public speaking. Students will learn how to prepare and organize persuasive speeches by learning the fundamental structures of the persuasive speech. In addition, students will begin to acquire basic skills in critical reasoning, including how to structure a thesis statement and support it through a specific line of reasoning using idea subordination, coordination, and parallel structure.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Communications | Course #: COM 111 | Section: 2 | Open
Instructor: Marco Fulvio Palmieri
Monday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Wednesday 1:30 pm - 2:45 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: 1 | Open
Instructor: Marco Fulvio Palmieri
Monday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 12:45 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 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 3:00 pm - 5:00 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 220 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Eleonora Diamanti
Monday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Wednesday 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 220 | Section: 2 | Open
Instructor: Eleonora Diamanti
Monday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 5:45 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 221 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Elizabeth Macias Gutierrez
Monday 10:00 am - 11:15 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 11:15 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
Communications | Course #: COM 221 | Section: 2 | Open
Instructor: Elizabeth Macias Gutierrez
Monday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Wednesday 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
Communications | Course #: COM 230 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Brian Thomson
Monday 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 230 | Section: 2 | Open
Instructor: Brian Thomson
Thursday 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 230 | Section: 3 | Open
Instructor: Marco Ferrari
Wednesday 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 311 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Alberto Micali
Tuesday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Thursday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
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 occuring 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
Monday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Wednesday 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 occuring 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 470 | Open
Instructor: Peter Sarram
Tuesday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Thursday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
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 | Open
Instructor: Antonio Lopez
Tuesday 6:30 pm - 9:15 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 331 | Open
Instructor: Jenn Lindsay
Wednesday 6:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Pre-requisite: COM 230
In this production workshop, students will investigate different approaches to documentary cinema as well as the various techniques available for telling a story in documentary form. Students will apply the acquired theoretical notions in three practical exercises: a location sketch, an interview and a personal essay film. At the end of the workshop, students will have three short films and a deeper understanding of the conceptual, aesthetic as well as ethical issues involved in documentary filmmaking.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Journalism | Course #: CMS 330 | Open
Instructor: Jenn Lindsay
Monday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Pre-requisite: COM 220
This course is an introduction to the current debate around the relationship between globalization and the media. By linking theoretical conceptions with hands-on empirical research and analysis, students will develop a richer and multi-layered perspective around the increasingly relevant yet contested notion of globalization, and specifically on the role that the media have in advancing, challenging and representing social, political and cultural change across multiple regions of the world.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Journalism | Course #: DJRN 330 | Open
Instructor: Elizabeth Macias Gutierrez
Monday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Wednesday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
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Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Media Studies | Course #: CMS 316 | Open
Instructor: Peter Sarram
Monday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Pre-requisite: COM 220
From the cylinders to MP3s, from Tin Pan Alley to death metal, this is a general survey course exploring and analyzing the history and meaning of popular recorded music within mass culture and society. It focuses on the historical, aesthetic, social, political-economic and technological developments that have shaped the very definition of the popular in the musical field. The course covers various aspects of recorded music from the history of the recording industry to the concept of the recorded, from rock and other nationally specific styles to the rise of MTV and beyond.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Media Studies | Course #: CMS 333 | Open
Instructor: Peter Sarram
Tuesday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Pre-requisite: COM 200
What is television’s fate in the global digital cultures of convergence? The course examines new programming and advertising strategies in the medium of television, the reconfiguration of traditional and the emergence of new roles within the industry, the development of new global production and distribution strategies and models as well as how these transformations shape actual program content.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Media Studies | Course #: CMS 336 | Open
Instructor: Peter Sarram
Monday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Wednesday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Pre-requisite: COM 220 recommended
Since its emergence in the late 1970s, the music video has become the dominant means of advertising popular music and musicians, as well as one of the most influential hybrid media genres in history. In sampling and reworking a century’s worth of films and other pop culture artefacts (as well as art objects and concepts), music videos have affected aesthetic style in a wide range of film and television genres, introducing experimental and avant-garde techniques to a mass audience while influencing artistic and aesthetic movements in their own right. This course will investigate the ways in which popular (recorded) music and visual cultures have reciprocally influenced one another. Music videos will be examined alongside various other media forms including videogames, live concert films, film and television music placement and curation, television title sequences and end credits, user generated content on YouTube, remixes, and mashups. The course will take a particular look at experimental, avant-garde film and video traditions and how they inform music video. Ultimately, the course will specifically treat music videos as a distinct multimedia artistic genre, different from film, television and the popular recorded music they illuminate and help sell.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Media Studies | Course #: CMS 345 | Open
Instructor: Antonio Lopez
Monday 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Junior standing
This course examines a growing subfield of cinema studies, ecocinema, which is devoted to exploring the intersection between film and environmental issues. Ecocinema encompasses a range of movie genres, including documentary, Hollywood blockbusters, eco-horror, indigenous films, and animation. This course investigates how themes like environmental catastrophe, wilderness, animal rights, climate change, the construction of human-nature relations, ecojustice, and environmental politics are communicated through the particular medium properties of film. This course also examines the material impact of film on the environment. During the semester students will study films by combining traditional methods of film criticism with ecocriticism to explore production, aesthetics, narrative, reception, and culture in relationship to environmental themes.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Media Studies | Course #: CMS 353 | Open
Instructor: Kwame Phillips
Tuesday 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Thursday 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
This course introduces the issues that feminist theories pose for the analysis of films and culture. These issues are usually framed in reference to women"s access to and roles in the production of media and women"s representation within these media. Correspondingly, the course offers two major sections of investigation. First, we will explore the historical development of women"s roles in the cinema as creative artists. Second, we will explore the various ways in which women"s roles in the film industry intersect with the wider identity political issues of race, class, sexuality, and national identity.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Media Studies | Course #: CMS 365 | Open
Instructor: Donatella Della Ratta
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Pre-requisite: COM 311
This course explores the state of the online self—the multiple ways in which identities and subjectivities are constructed in the networked environment—with an emphasis on social networking platforms (Instagram, Tinder, Facebook, etc.). The course ties networked identity’s impact on a number of current topics, including celebrity, consumer culture, dating, gender, violence, emotion, affect, big data, surveillance, collective action, and privacy. The central question explored throughout the course is how identities and subjectivities are shaped in a networked environment, and how they, in their turn, shape culture, social dynamics and politics in everyday life.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Media Studies | Course #: CMS/ITS 241 | Open
Instructor: Federica Capoferri
Tuesday 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Thursday 1:30 pm - 3:30 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.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Media Studies | Course #: CMS/PL 312 | Open
Instructor: Donatella Della Ratta
Monday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Wednesday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
This course examines the technological capabilities, organizational structures, social effects, and ethical implications behind the use of social media platforms –Twitter, Facebook and others-- in recent social movement organizing. The course will investigate how social media have been utilized and rendered effective by a variety of social movements and in a diversity of contexts and interests, from the Arab Spring, to Black Lives Matter, to It Gets Better. Students will be offered a broad overview of the affordances of social media for mobilizing for social change or political action. Students will consistently engage with critical concepts from both classic social theory and new media studies put forward both by scholars and organizers.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Media Studies | Course #: DMA 228 | Open
Instructor: Kwame Phillips
Wednesday 9:00 am - 11:45 am
This course provides an overview of sound culture and nonlinear audio production with an emphasis on theoretical, historical and practical approaches. In this introductory-level course, students will gain familiarity with the historical trajectory of sound technology and sound art, and get an overview of the theoretical reflections that have accompanied sound artistic creation as well as the basic tools and techniques for nonlinear audio production. The projects devised for the class are aimed at improving listening skills, raise awareness of aural and sonic experience and integrate sound with narrative visual media, so as to allow students to communicate and conceptualize with sound. During the course of the session three fundamental aspects of sound will be addressed: 1)Sound as Sound/Listening/ Field Recordings/ Soundscapes; 2) Sonic Narratives; 3) Sound & Image Relations.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Media Studies | Course #: DMA 325 | Open
Instructor: Brian Thomson
Tuesday 12:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Animation is everywhere in contemporary media: from the miniature Westeros landscape of the Game of Thrones title sequence and the Southern Gothic styling of the True Detective opener to the lower third graphics of a local news show or the dancing text of a late-night 1-800-LAWYERS ad. The work of creating even the most humble animation used to be the preserve of teams of specialists with access to expensive and esoteric equipment. Increasingly, however, tight schedules and constrained budgets have placed the responsibility for producing them squarely on the editor’s shoulders. DMA 325 aims to help editors and filmmakers meet the heightened expectations of modern audiences with motion graphics that captivate and communicate in equal measure.
The course is a project-based exploration of the history, theory, tools, and techniques used to produce motion graphics and visual effects for film, television, and web video. The presentation of all topics includes historical background as well as a consideration of contemporary practices and likely avenues of future development. Each class involves both hands-on walkthroughs as well as ample opportunity for individual experimentation. For the midterm and final exams students will be required to produce a piece of work involving a broad spectrum of the techniques discussed using provided assets and a sample composite. The final project will be an individually developed portfolio piece making use of a 3D compositing workflow.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Media Studies | Course #: DMA 328 | Open
Instructor: Chloe Barreau
Thursday 3:30 pm - 6:15 pm
Pre-requisite: COM 230
This course introduces students to the strategic, conceptual, creative, and technical aspects of promotional videos (teasers, promos, trailers, campaigns, sales reels, and spots). It provides a basic understanding of the various short formats produced in TV and Web communication. The aim is to study common procedures and to get hands-on experience making promos, including how to hook a viewer, how to reach a target, how to engage an audience, and most of all, how to sell a story. This course offers an intensive overview of the entire production process in promo production, including activities like researching, creating a concept pitch/brief, editing, and post-production. The class will feature screenings, exercises, in-class assignments, editing sessions, voiceover recording sessions, and group projects. In order to participate, students will be expected to have a basic understanding of the skills and concepts involved with video editing, audio recording, and mixing.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Media Studies | Course #: DMA/AS 323 | Open
Instructor: Kwame Phillips
Wednesday 12:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Short-form videomaking commonly utilized in social media ties current mediamaking practices with the early history of film. It is now one of the predominant means of communication in social media. Historically, the short has taken on many forms, including animation, avant-garde art, propaganda, news reels, advertising, education, music videos, viral media, fan media, mash-ups, video essays, documentary and news. In this course, students will perform a number of practical production exercizes that engage various short-form formats to allow for a deeper historical and aesthetic understanding of audiovisual media. By developing projects that involve planning and targeting audiences, this course will also develop strategic communication skills and expand the creative palate. Students are expected to have prior experience in basic video editing and camera work.
Contact Hours: 45

Computer Science, Mathematics, and Natural Science

3.0 Credits
Computer Science | Course #: CS 101 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Khaison Duong
Monday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
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 101 | Section: 2 | Open
Instructor: Khaison Duong
Monday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Wednesday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
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 130 | Section: 2 | Open
Instructor: Marco Scaramastra
Tuesday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
The premise of this course is that a web site differs from a traditional media publication because its contents can be updated at any moment, many possibilities exist for making it interactive, and reader attention span is short. The course provides students with technical knowledge and skills required to build a web site, while covering design, communication, and computer-human interaction issues. Topics include web history, HTML, style sheets, and effective information searching. As a final project, students create a web site on a liberal arts topic, which will be judged by the instructor and a reader specialized in the chosen topic.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Computer Science | Course #: CS 130 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Khaison Duong
Monday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Wednesday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
The premise of this course is that a web site differs from a traditional media publication because its contents can be updated at any moment, many possibilities exist for making it interactive, and reader attention span is short. The course provides students with technical knowledge and skills required to build a web site, while covering design, communication, and computer-human interaction issues. Topics include web history, HTML, style sheets, and effective information searching. As a final project, students create a web site on a liberal arts topic, which will be judged by the instructor and a reader specialized in the chosen topic.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Computer Science | Course #: CS 131 | Open
Instructor: Marco Scaramastra
Tuesday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Thursday 1:30 pm - 2:45 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: Patrizio Angelini
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
Computer Science | Course #: CS 160 | Section: 2 | Open
Instructor: Patrizio Angelini
Monday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Wednesday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
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
Computer Science | Course #: CS 320 | Open
Instructor: Patrizio Angelini
Monday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Wednesday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
This course will focus on advanced programming techniques and introduce concepts of algorithm design and analysis, using Python, a modern programming language that is popular in the industry. Topics of the course include the implementation and evaluation of advanced algorithms, the design and deployment of Web applications, and the fundamentals of programming for data management and analysis.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Mathematics | Course #: MA 100 | Open
Instructor: Margaret Kneller
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 101 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Alice Fabbri
Monday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Wednesday 3:00 pm - 4:15 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: 2 | 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: 1 | Open
Instructor: Sara Munday
Tuesday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Thursday 1:30 pm - 2:45 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: 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 198 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Sara Munday
Tuesday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Thursday 3:00 pm - 4:15 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 Iannone
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 7:15 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 208 | Section: 1 | 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; hypothesis testing, and an introduction to simple linear regression.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Mathematics | Course #: MA 208 | Section: 2 | Open
Instructor: Stefano Iannone
Tuesday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Thursday 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; hypothesis testing, and an introduction to simple linear regression.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Mathematics | Course #: MA 209 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Stefano Arnone
Monday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 5:45 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.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Mathematics | Course #: MA 209 | Section: 2 | Open
Instructor: Crina Pungulescu
Tuesday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Thursday 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.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Mathematics | Course #: MA 299 | Open
Instructor: Sara Munday
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 5:45 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: Alice Fabbri
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 | Open
Instructor: Stefano Arnone
Monday 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Pre-requisite: 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 202 | Open
Instructor: Margaret Kneller
Monday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Wednesday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
The class will examine the chemical, biological, physical, and geological processes involved in that climate change, already evident in the 20th century, and predicted for the 21st century. The human impact upon the “greenhouse effect” is explained, the merits of the scientific theory are examined in light of available evidence to date. Climate changes apparent at the century time-scale, and longer, are introduced; the physical forcings responsible for these changes are presented. The international treaties (the UNFCCC and Kyoto Protocol) that address anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions are introduced, along with local to regional initiatives developed by the private and public sectors.
Contact Hours: 45

Creative Writing, English Composition, Literature, and Language

3.0 Credits
Creative Writing | Course #: CW 354 | Open
Instructor: Alex Gregor
Tuesday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Thursday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
To develop the creative, editorial, and reading habits needed for the production of poems; to develop self-editing skills; to foster an aesthetic sensibility for use in writing poems.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Creative Writing | Course #: CW/ITS 358 | Open
Instructor: Allison Grimaldi Donahue
Tuesday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Thursday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Pre-requisite: EN 110 with a grade of C or above
This course aims to develop the creative, editorial, and reading habits needed for literary translation; to develop an awareness of the theories associated with the practice of translating a work of literary excellence from one language into another; to foster an aesthetic sensibility for use in literary translation. Students will read and discuss theoretical texts and will create their own translations of works by authors that will be chosen by each student. These translations will be presented to the class in a traditional workshop format, with emphasis on analysis of the difficulties posed by the chosen text(s) and a justification for the choices made in rendering the texts into English. Students will compile a portfolio of the translations they produce during the term, having become familiar with the skills and sensitivities needed to translate works of literary merit and to discern the characteristics of quality literary translation.
Contact Hours: 45
6.0 Credits
English Composition | Course #: EN 103 | Section: 1 | 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. Students must receive a grade of C or above in this course to be eligible to take EN110. Students who receive a grade ranging from C- to D- can take EN105 or repeat EN103. Students who receive an F must repeat EN103.
Contact Hours: 45
6.0 Credits
English Composition | Course #: EN 103 | Section: 2 | 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. Students must receive a grade of C or above in this course to be eligible to take EN110. Students who receive a grade ranging from C- to D- can take EN105 or repeat EN103. Students who receive an F must repeat EN103.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
English Composition | Course #: EN 105 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Aiden Fadden
Monday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Wednesday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
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: Andrew Rutt
Tuesday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Thursday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
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 110 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Christin Campbell
Tuesday 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
Pre-requisite: Completion of EN 103 with a grade of C or above OR completion of EN 105 with a grade of C or above
This course reinforces the skills needed to write well-organized essays, focusing specifically on argumentative essays. Elements covered include thesis development, critical reading, organizing and outlining, paraphrasing and summarizing, and citation and documentation standards. Techniques of academic research and the use of the library and other research facilities are discussed. In addition to regular in- and out-of-class reading and writing assignments, students are required to write a fully documented research paper. Students must receive a grade of C or above in this course to fulfill the University English Composition requirement and to be eligible to take courses in English literature. Individual students in EN 110 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 110 | Section: 2 | Open
Instructor: James Teasdale
Tuesday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Thursday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Pre-requisite: Completion of EN 103 with a grade of C or above OR completion of EN 105 with a grade of C or above
This course reinforces the skills needed to write well-organized essays, focusing specifically on argumentative essays. Elements covered include thesis development, critical reading, organizing and outlining, paraphrasing and summarizing, and citation and documentation standards. Techniques of academic research and the use of the library and other research facilities are discussed. In addition to regular in- and out-of-class reading and writing assignments, students are required to write a fully documented research paper. Students must receive a grade of C or above in this course to fulfill the University English Composition requirement and to be eligible to take courses in English literature. Individual students in EN 110 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 110 | Section: 3 | Open
Instructor: Tara Keenan
Monday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Wednesday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Pre-requisite: Completion of EN 103 with a grade of C or above OR completion of EN 105 with a grade of C or above
This course reinforces the skills needed to write well-organized essays, focusing specifically on argumentative essays. Elements covered include thesis development, critical reading, organizing and outlining, paraphrasing and summarizing, and citation and documentation standards. Techniques of academic research and the use of the library and other research facilities are discussed. In addition to regular in- and out-of-class reading and writing assignments, students are required to write a fully documented research paper. Students must receive a grade of C or above in this course to fulfill the University English Composition requirement and to be eligible to take courses in English literature. Individual students in EN 110 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 110 | Section: 4 | Open
Instructor: Tara Keenan
Tuesday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Thursday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Pre-requisite: Completion of EN 103 with a grade of C or above OR completion of EN 105 with a grade of C or above
This course reinforces the skills needed to write well-organized essays, focusing specifically on argumentative essays. Elements covered include thesis development, critical reading, organizing and outlining, paraphrasing and summarizing, and citation and documentation standards. Techniques of academic research and the use of the library and other research facilities are discussed. In addition to regular in- and out-of-class reading and writing assignments, students are required to write a fully documented research paper. Students must receive a grade of C or above in this course to fulfill the University English Composition requirement and to be eligible to take courses in English literature. Individual students in EN 110 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 110 | Section: 5 | Open
Instructor: Tara Keenan
Tuesday 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
Pre-requisite: Completion of EN 103 with a grade of C or above OR completion of EN 105 with a grade of C or above
This course reinforces the skills needed to write well-organized essays, focusing specifically on argumentative essays. Elements covered include thesis development, critical reading, organizing and outlining, paraphrasing and summarizing, and citation and documentation standards. Techniques of academic research and the use of the library and other research facilities are discussed. In addition to regular in- and out-of-class reading and writing assignments, students are required to write a fully documented research paper. Students must receive a grade of C or above in this course to fulfill the University English Composition requirement and to be eligible to take courses in English literature. Individual students in EN 110 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 Literature | Course #: EN 200 | Open
Instructor: Silvia Ammary
Monday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Pre-requisite: EN 110 with a grade of C or above
Presupposing no previous knowledge of literature, this course deals in an intensive manner with a very limited selection of works in four genres, poetry, short story, drama and novel. Students learn the basic literary terms that they need to know to approach literary texts. They are required to do close readings of the assigned text, use various critical approaches and write critical essays on the specified readings.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
English Literature | Course #: EN 205 | Open
Instructor: Carlos Dews
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Pre-requisite: EN 110 with a grade of C- or higher
The course traces various developments in the genre of the novel from the 17th to the 20th centuries through a reading of selected representative texts. In addition, students are required to consider these works alongside of the development of theories about the novel. This is a reading and writing intensive course. Students in 200-level literature classes are required to produce 4-5,000 words of critical writing.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
English Literature | Course #: EN 210 | Open
Instructor: Lewis Samuel Klausner
Tuesday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Thursday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Pre-requisite: EN 110 with a grade of C or above
Major theories concerning the nature and source of poetic talent and a consideration of the traditional aspects of prosody and poetic form. The course emphasis falls upon competence with poetry as an art form rather than upon the knowledge of particular poets or literary periods.This is a reading and writing intensive course. Students in 200-level literature classes are required to produce 4-5,000 words of critical writing.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
English Literature | Course #: EN 215 | Open
Instructor: Alessandra Grego
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 and one previous literature course
Designed as an introduction to the theoretical approaches to literature, the course will stimulate students to think and write critically through the study of the principal topics of literary theory. The course will adopt both a historical approach, covering each theory in the chronological order of its appearance on the scene, and a critical approach - putting the theories to the test by applying them to a literary text. The course will also help students to move on to an advanced study of literature by introducing them to the research methods and tools for the identification, retrieval, and documentation of secondary sources.This is a reading and writing intensive course. Students in 200-level literature classes are required to produce 4-5,000 words of critical writing.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
English Literature | Course #: EN 230 | Open
Instructor: Shannon Russell
Tuesday 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Thursday 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Pre-requisite: EN 110 with a grade of C- or above
The course deals with works by major writers in the English language over a period of nearly one thousand years. Beginning with Anglo-Saxon poetry, this survey continues through the Middle Ages and the Renaissance and concludes with Milton. In the context of the course, students should develop both their general background knowledge of literary history as well as their ability to appreciate and criticize particular texts. This is a reading and writing intensive course. Students in 200-level literature classes are required to produce 4-5,000 words of critical writing.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
English Literature | Course #: EN 232 | Open
Instructor: Alessandra Grego
Monday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Wednesday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Pre-requisite: EN 110 with a grade of C- or above
Considering major British and Irish writers since 1832, this course deals with, among other concerns, the various ways in which the Victorians and selected writers of the first half of the 20th century responded to the inheritance of Romanticism. This is a reading and writing intensive course. Students in 200-level literature classes are required to produce 4-5,000 words of critical writing.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
English Literature | Course #: EN 282 | Open
Instructor: Shannon Russell
Tuesday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Thursday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Pre-requisite: EN 110 with a grade of C or above
The course considers the importance of Italy for non-Italian writers, particularly European, British and American writers from the eighteenth century onward. Topics considered include: a critique of the perception and construction of Italy and Italians, the development of genres like the gothic or novels of national identity, the gendering of nationality, imperialism, the use of art and history in literature. Consideration is given to the ways in which these works are in dialogue with each other in terms of cultural assumptions and influence. This course is an alternate course to EN 278. If taken in addition to EN 278, it may count as a major elective. This is a reading and writing intensive course. Students in 200-level literature classes are required to produce 4-5,000 words of critical writing.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
English Literature | Course #: EN 285 | Open
Instructor: Elizabeth Geoghegan
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
To supplement the traditional university study of composition and literary analysis, this course provides students with the opportunity to develop skills at reading literature as a source of help in improving their own creative writing. Designed primary for students interested in creative writing, the course focuses on the reading of literature from the point of view of the practice, or craft, of fiction writing.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
English Literature | Course #: EN 346 | Open
Instructor: Shannon Russell
Tuesday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
The course will concentrate on the achievement of a single important English writer of the last two centuries: the chosen writer might, for example, be Keats, Dickens, Browning, or Joyce. As part of the required work, each student will select an individual research project for a class report. One previous course in English Literature or permission of the instructor.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
English Literature | Course #: EN 370 | Open
Instructor: Alessandra Grego
Monday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Wednesday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Pre-requisite: EN 110 with a grade of C or above
This course focuses on the core function of narrative across disciplines. Understanding how narratives work is essential to communicate effectively on any subject, through any medium. We use stories to understand and interpret our world and our place in it. Students will be introduced to the critical principles, terminology, and applications of narrative studies as they were first developed in literary and cultural theory. From there, the course considers how narratives are used in selected fields, from film to business, from politics to artificial intelligence. This is a reading and writing intensive course. Students in 300-level literature classes are required to produce 5-6,000 words of critical writing.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
English Literature | Course #: EN 397 | Open
Instructor: Alessandra Grego
Pre-requisite: Junior Standing
This is a one-credit course in research methodology and practices for the development of a thesis in English Literature. The course is intended for English literature majors in their penultimate term. Students will be introduced to the practicalities of thesis writing. Starting with the identification of a viable research topic, students will learn to articulate their research question/s, will identify and assess scholarly material to formulate a literature review, will engage with appropriate theoretical frameworks, and produce an annotated bibliography. Students will present and critique each other’s thesis proposal, research methodology and choice of material. They will also prepare an oral presentation of their proposed thesis topic. By the end of course students will possess the research foundations that will allow them to write their thesis.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
English Literature | Course #: EN/HS 315-A | Open
Instructor: Carlos Dews
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
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Contact Hours: 45

Design

3.0 Credits
Design | Course #: AS 332 | Open
Instructor: Sabrina Schmidt
Wednesday 9:00 am - 11:45 am
The course focuses both on the practical and the theoretical aspects of Poster Design. It will address how to develop graphical concepts in order to bring a coherent message across for didactic purposes, campaigns, exhibitions, or events, and it will examine poster design from an historical and aesthetic point-of view. Technical practice includes an in-depth study of typography, composition, color, photography, and illustration. A basic competence in visual communication, including the major Graphic Design programs, is expected from students who wish to take this course.
Contact Hours: 45

Economics and Finance

3.0 Credits
Economics | Course #: EC 201 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Francesco Ruscitti
Monday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Pre-requisite: MA 101 or MA 102 Recommended: EN 105
This course introduces the students to the basic principles of microeconomics and the study of the behavior of individual agents, such as consumers and producers. The first part of the course reviews the determinants of supply and demand, the characteristics of market equilibrium, the concept of social welfare, and the consequences of price controls, taxation, and externalities on social welfare. The second part of the course deals with market theory, with a review of cost concepts and market structures: competition, monopoly, oligopoly, and imperfect competition.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Economics | Course #: EC 201 | Section: 2 | Open
Instructor: Yasmina Rim Limam
Tuesday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Thursday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Pre-requisite: MA 101 or MA 102 Recommended: EN 105
This course introduces the students to the basic principles of microeconomics and the study of the behavior of individual agents, such as consumers and producers. The first part of the course reviews the determinants of supply and demand, the characteristics of market equilibrium, the concept of social welfare, and the consequences of price controls, taxation, and externalities on social welfare. The second part of the course deals with market theory, with a review of cost concepts and market structures: competition, monopoly, oligopoly, and imperfect competition.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Economics | Course #: EC 202 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Mary Merva
Tuesday 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Thursday 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Pre-requisite: MA 101 or MA102 Recommended: EN 105
An introduction to the basic principles of the macro economy, such as national income accounting, determination of national income, business cycles, inflation, unemployment, fiscal and monetary policy, macroeconomics in the open economy, and economic growth.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Economics | Course #: EC 202 | Section: 2 | Open
Instructor: Simona Costagli
Monday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Pre-requisite: MA 101 or MA102 Recommended: EN 105
An introduction to the basic principles of the macro economy, such as national income accounting, determination of national income, business cycles, inflation, unemployment, fiscal and monetary policy, macroeconomics in the open economy, and economic growth.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Economics | Course #: EC 301 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Francesco Ruscitti
Monday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Wednesday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Pre-requisite: EC 201, EC 202, MA 198
This course delves deeper into the foundations of microeconomic theory, and analyzes the subject from a theoretical rather than practical point of view. Students will become familiar with the tools used by microeconomists in the analysis of consumer and producer behavior. The first part of the course reviews consumer theory and discusses budget constraints, preferences, choice, demand, consumer’s surplus, equilibrium, externalities, and public goods. The second part of the course reviews producer theory: technology, profit maximization, cost minimization, cost curves, firm and industry supply, and monopoly.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Economics | Course #: EC 302 | Open
Instructor: Lorenzo Ferrari
Monday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Wednesday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Pre-requisite: EC 201, EC 202
The subject matter of this course is the nature and determination of a country's most important measures of economic well being: aggregate output and unemployment, and of a series of related variables such as inflation, interest rates, and exchange rates. The course presents a few economic models that can be used as tools to understand the behavior of these aggregates, as well as to evaluate alternative economic policies.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Economics | Course #: EC 316 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Simona Costagli
Monday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Wednesday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Pre-requisite: Junior standing, EC 201, EC 202
An introduction to international trade and finance. Analysis of the causes and consequences of international trade and investment. Major topics include international trade theory, international trade policy, exchange rates, open-economy macroeconomics, and international macroeconomic policy.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Economics | Course #: EC 316 | Section: 2 | Open
Instructor: Simona Costagli
Monday 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Pre-requisite: Junior standing, EC 201, EC 202
An introduction to international trade and finance. Analysis of the causes and consequences of international trade and investment. Major topics include international trade theory, international trade policy, exchange rates, open-economy macroeconomics, and international macroeconomic policy.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Economics | Course #: EC 327 | Open
Instructor: Francesco Ruscitti
Monday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Pre-requisite: EC 201 and MA 208
Situations in which the outcome of your own decisions depends also upon what others do are pervasive in everyday life. Game Theory focuses on the study of strategic interactions, which occur if the payoff (e.g., utility or profit) to an agent depends not only on her own decisions but also on the decisions made by others. In the presence of strategic interactions, choosing an ‘optimal’ course of action requires taking other agents’ behavior and beliefs into account. This is an introductory course in Game Theory which develops the basic tools and concepts necessary to analyze such interactions and understand how rational agents should behave in strategic situations. In recent years, game theoretic methods have become central to the study of networks (e.g, financial networks) and social interactions. In this course they are used to analyze such economic and political issues as oligopoly, the problem of the commons, auctions, bank runs, collusion and cartels, the conduct of monetary policy, bargaining, global warming, competition among political parties, arms races, negotiations and conflict resolution (e.g., contested resources and territorial disputes). Emphasis is placed on applications, practical understanding and a tools-oriented approach. The topics will be presented through a combination of abstract theory and many applied examples.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Economics | Course #: EC 360 | Open
Instructor: Adrian Stoian
Tuesday 3:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Thursday 3:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Pre-requisite: EC 201, EC 202, or MA 209
Econometrics is the use of statistical tools to test economic models. This course will introduce students to the basic principles of econometrics and will provide them with hands-on practical experience in the field. The course starts with a review of statistical tools and continues with the analysis of simple and multiple regression, heteroskedasticity, autocorrelation, and multicollinearity. Some of the teaching time will be spent in the computer lab, where students will learn how to work with software.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Economics | Course #: EC 369 | Open
Instructor: Adrian Stoian
Tuesday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Thursday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Pre-requisite: Prerequisites: EC 301, EC 302 and EC 360
The course surveys empirical papers in different fields of Economics exposing students to a variety of research questions and methods. Class discussions and assignments encourage students to critically engage in the various components of applied research in Economics, to link data analysis techniques to research applications and to learn how to communicate complex ideas in reports and presentations.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Economics | Course #: EC 372 | Open
Instructor: Alessandro Antonelli
Monday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Wednesday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Pre-requisite: FIN 301
This course covers the structure and role of financial markets and institutions such as commercial banking, investment banking, and major equity, debt, and derivative markets and includes discussion of management, performance, and regulatory aspects. The course also examines the functions of central banks and monetary policy for these financial markets and institutions. Case studies and real life examples are also disseminated throughout the course to allow students the additional exploration of national and international implications of financial markets, including those concerning credit crisis, their causes, and the likely reverberations and regulatory reforms.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Economics | Course #: EC 480 | Open
Instructor: Adrian Stoian
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Pre-requisite: Senior Standing.
Thesis supervision for Economics majors in their final year.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Economics | Course #: EC/MKT 361 | Open
Instructor: Alina Sorgner
Monday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Wednesday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
This course will examine current trends in data science, including those in big data analytics, and how it can be used to improve decision-making across different fields, such as business, economics, social and political sciences. We will investigate real-world examples and cases to place data science techniques in context and to develop data-analytic thinking. Students will be provided with a practical toolkit that will enable them to design and realize a data science project using statistical software.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Finance | Course #: EC 345 | Open
Instructor: Lorenzo Ferrari
Monday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Pre-requisite: EC 201, EC 202
This course follows selected topics of current and historic interest regarding European economic integration. Emphasis is placed on monetary and fiscal problems as well as competition policies and the regulatory environment.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Finance | Course #: FIN 201 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Flavio Notari
Monday 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Wednesday 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Introduction to basic accounting methods and concepts; preparation of principal financial statements; application of accounting principles to the main asset, liability, and owners' equity accounts.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Finance | Course #: FIN 201 | Section: 2 | Open
Instructor: Mirella Ciaburri
Tuesday 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Thursday 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Introduction to basic accounting methods and concepts; preparation of principal financial statements; application of accounting principles to the main asset, liability, and owners' equity accounts.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Finance | Course #: FIN 202 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Barbara Sveva Magnanelli
Monday 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Wednesday 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Pre-requisite: FIN 201
This course focuses on the role of accounting in the management process and where accounting can provide critical support to management decision making. Cost-volume relations are introduced, along with identification of costs relevant to management decisions. Process costing and job costing systems are covered. The development of a master plan, preparation of flexible budgets, and responsibility accounting are covered, and the influences of quantitative techniques on managerial accounting are introduced.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Finance | Course #: FIN 202 | Section: 2 | Open
Instructor: Barbara Sveva Magnanelli
Monday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Pre-requisite: FIN 201
This course focuses on the role of accounting in the management process and where accounting can provide critical support to management decision making. Cost-volume relations are introduced, along with identification of costs relevant to management decisions. Process costing and job costing systems are covered. The development of a master plan, preparation of flexible budgets, and responsibility accounting are covered, and the influences of quantitative techniques on managerial accounting are introduced.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Finance | Course #: FIN 301 | Open
Instructor: Mary Merva
Monday 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Wednesday 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Pre-requisite: FIN 201, FIN 202, EC 202, MA 208
This course examines both the theoretical and applied foundations required to make decisions in financial management. The main areas covered include an overview of the financial system and the efficiency of capital markets, evaluation of financial performance, time value of money, analysis of risk and return, basic portfolio theory, valuation of stocks and bonds, capital budgeting, international financial management, capital structure management, and the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Finance | Course #: FIN 330 | Open
Instructor: Alessandro Antonelli
Monday 11:30 am - 12:45 am
Wednesday 11:30 am - 12:45 am
Pre-requisite: FIN 301
The course emphasizes the structure and analysis of international capital and financial markets, Euro-currency financing, and the financing of international transactions.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Finance | Course #: FIN 340 | Open
Instructor: Crina Pungulescu
Tuesday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Thursday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Pre-requisite: FIN 301
Focusing on both theory and application, the course will cover forward, futures, swaps and options markets. Students will learn how derivatives markets operate, and how derivatives are priced and used, in order to understand the importance of derivative instruments in business and the economy. Special attention will be paid to the mechanics of derivative instruments and the markets in which they trade, using the Law of One Price and arbitrage forces to develop derivatives pricing models, applying derivatives pricing models using real world data, communicating derivative hedging strategies and applying speculative strategies using derivatives.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Finance | Course #: FIN 360 | Open
Instructor: Teresa Triglia
Monday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Pre-requisite: FIN 201, FIN 202, and FIN 301; Junior standing
Despite the frequency and magnitude of Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) activity, M&As have a poor track record of success. Building on the premise that what happens after the deal is signed is as critical as the deal-making itself, in this course the student will research general literature, case studies, and practitioner experiences to build the knowledge necessary to address the financial, strategic and organizational challenges of acquisitions, with a view to realizing the promise of value creation. Specifically, the course explores the role of M&As in corporate strategy, domestically, overseas and across borders. It also reviews the fundamental building blocks: identification, valuation, negotiation, due diligence, deal structuring, financing, and integration.
Contact Hours: 45

Foreign Languages

4.0 Credits
French Language | Course #: FR 101 | Open
Instructor: Catherine de Montalembert
Monday 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Wednesday 8:30 am - 9:45 am
This course is designed to give students basic communicative ability in French. Students work on all four language skills: speaking, listening comprehension, reading and writing. Nnote: This course carries 4 semester hours of credit during the Fall and Spring terms, 3 hours in Summer.
Contact Hours: 45
4.0 Credits
French Language | Course #: FR 102 | Open
Instructor: Catherine de Montalembert
Monday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Wednesday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Pre-requisite: Placement or FR 101.
A continuation of FR 101. This course aims at developing and reinforcing the language skills acquired in Introductory French I, while placing special emphasis on oral communication. This course carries 4 semester hours of credit during the Fall and Spring terms, 3 hours in Summer.
Contact Hours: 45
4.0 Credits
French Language | Course #: FR 201 | Open
Instructor: Catherine de Montalembert
Tuesday 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Thursday 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Pre-requisite: Placement or FR 102.
The course is designed to study in-depth the following grammar points: verb tenses in the indicative and subjunctive moods, sequence of tenses, relative pronouns, and the use of prepositions and conjunctions. It concentrates on consolidating specific communicative tasks, including stating opinions and constructing hypotheses, in both speaking and writing. Specialized vocabulary is expanded and appropriate variables in register are introduced in expository writing and conversation.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
French Language | Course #: FR 202 | Open
Instructor: Catherine de Montalembert
Tuesday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Thursday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Pre-requisite: Placement or French 201
A continuation of French 201. While continuing the review of grammar, the course emphasizes the development of reading and composition skills in the context of the French and francophone culture. Literary readings, newspaper articles, and films, are an essential component of this course.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Italian Language | Course #: GRK 101 | Open
Instructor: Thomas Govero
Monday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
This course is a first introduction to the study of the Ancient Greek language. It is designed to equip the student with the basics (grammar, vocabulary, syntax) of the Ancient Greek in its most widely known form, that of the dialect of classical Athens.

The aim of this course is to give a thorough introduction and preparation for reading original texts written by Aesop, Menander, Xenophon and others. Being an introductory course, no knowledge of Ancient Greek is assumed.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Italian Language | Course #: GRK 102 | Open
Instructor: Danica Pusic
Tuesday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Thursday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Pre-requisite: GRK 101 or permission of the instructor
After a brief review of key grammar and morphology from Greek 101, the course will complete the process of providing students with a sufficient grasp of Greek vocabulary, morphology and syntax to enable them to read unadapted passages from ancient Greek authors (with the aid of a lexicon) by the end of the course. There will be short readings of selections from Aesop, Lucian and Greek epigrams.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Italian Language | Course #: GRK 282 | Open
Instructor: Danica Pusic
Tuesday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Pre-requisite: GRK 102 or permission of the instructor
The course will offer students the opportunity to read original Greek texts as well as improve their command of accidence, syntax and vocabulary. Language levels will be determined at the beginning of the course and depending on the levels, texts will be chosen to match those levels. The course will emphasize reading Greek for cultural, historical, and social content as well as improving grammar and vocabulary. Texts may therefore vary but will be chosen from such Greek authors as Herodotus, Xenephon, Plato, Lucian, Cebe or the New Testament.
Contact Hours: 45
4.0 Credits
Italian Language | Course #: IT 101 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Rosa Filardi
Monday 1:00 pm - 2:50 pm
Wednesday 1:00 pm - 2:50 pm
Pre-requisite:
This course is designed to give students basic communicative ability in Italian. By presenting the language in a variety of authentic contexts, the course also seeks to provide an introduction to Italian culture and society. Students work on all four language skills: speaking, listening comprehension, reading and writing.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Italian Language | Course #: IT 101 | Section: 2 | Open
Instructor: Angela Eliseo
Monday 1:00 pm - 2:50 pm
Wednesday 1:00 pm - 2:50 pm
Pre-requisite:
This course is designed to give students basic communicative ability in Italian. By presenting the language in a variety of authentic contexts, the course also seeks to provide an introduction to Italian culture and society. Students work on all four language skills: speaking, listening comprehension, reading and writing.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Italian Language | Course #: IT 102 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Ada Bertini Bezzi
Monday 11:30 am - 1:20 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 1:20 pm
Pre-requisite: Placement or IT 101
A continuation of IT 101, this course aims at developing and reinforcing the language skills acquired in Introductory Italian I, while placing special emphasis on oral communication.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Italian Language | Course #: IT 102 | Section: 2 | Open
Instructor: Rosa Napoli
Monday 8:30 am - 10:20 am
Wednesday 8:30 am - 10:20 am
Pre-requisite: Placement or IT 101
A continuation of IT 101, this course aims at developing and reinforcing the language skills acquired in Introductory Italian I, while placing special emphasis on oral communication.
Contact Hours: 60
6.0 Credits
Italian Language | Course #: IT 103 | Open
Instructor: Bruno Montefusco
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: This course is the equivalent to 101 and 102 and carries 6 semester credits
This course is designed to give students basic communicative ability in Italian. By presenting the language in a variety of authentic contexts, the course also seeks to provide an introduction to Italian culture and society. Students work on all four language skills: speaking, listening comprehension, reading and writing.
This six-credit course meets four times per week and covers the equivalent of a full year of language study (Introductory Italian I and Introductory Italian II). The course is designed for highly motivated students who wish to develop communicative ability in Italian in a relatively short time.
Italian 103 is conducted mainly in Italian. Students must actively participate in class activities and participation is necessary to determine the final grade.
Contact Hours: 90
3.0 Credits
Italian Language | Course #: IT 201 | Open
Instructor: Valentina Dorato
Monday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Wednesday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Pre-requisite: Placement, IT 102 or IT 103
A continuation of IT 102, this course focuses on consolidating the student's ability to use Italian effectively. Emphasis is given to grammar review and vocabulary expansion. Selected readings acquaint students with contemporary Italy.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Italian Language | Course #: IT 202 | Open
Instructor: Federica Capoferri
Tuesday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Pre-requisite: Placement or IT 201
A continuation of IT 201, this course emphasizes the development of reading and composition skills. Readings include short stories and newspaper articles.
Contact Hours: 45
6.0 Credits
Italian Language | Course #: IT 203 | Open
Instructor: Gina Siddu Pilia
Monday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Pre-requisite: This course is the equivalent to 201 and 202 and carries 6 semester credits. Prerequisite: Placement, IT 102 0r 103
This six-credit course meets four times per week and covers the equivalent of a full year of intermediate language study (Intermediate Italian I and Intermediate Italian II). The course is designed for highly motivated students who wish to consolidate their communicative ability in Italian while developing reading and composition skills.
Contact Hours: 120
3.0 Credits
Italian Language | Course #: IT 301 | Open
Instructor: Berenice Cocciolillo
Monday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Wednesday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Pre-requisite: Placement or IT 202 or permission of the instructor.
This course is designed to develop the student's ability to write correctly in Italian while reinforcing oral communication skills. Contemporary texts provide the basis for class discussions geared toward expanding vocabulary and reviewing grammar. Students write weekly compositions, do oral presentations and keep a journal.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Italian Language | Course #: IT 302 | Open
Instructor: Federica Capoferri
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Pre-requisite: Placement, IT 301 or permission of instructor
In this course students will be guided through a variety of types of writing and styles (e.g. journalistic, business and professional, essay.) Although mainly designed for advanced non-native speakers, the course may also be taken by native speakers who wish to improve their writing skills. Students will reinforce their knowledge of grammar and syntax as well as develop vocabulary. In addition, students will learn fundamental writing techniques such as organizing ideas, selecting examples, drawing conclusions and using the appropriate style for the given genre or mode of discourse.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Italian Language | Course #: IT 310 | Open
Instructor: Anna Mauceri Trimnell
Tuesday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Thursday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Pre-requisite: Placement or IT 301 pr permissions of the instructor
The course will introduce students to the study of Italian literature; it is designed for those students who have reached 300-level proficiency in Italian language and also functions as a preparatory course for those who wish to study Italian literature at higher levels. The first part of the course focuses on a preliminary explanation of basic literary terminology and teaches students to recognize codes and genres in a limited selection of Italian literary texts. In the second part of the course, students will read samples from significant works of Italian literature in conjunction with selected passages from the canon of Italian literary criticism. They will practice their critical and writing skills by applying the concepts learned during the course to the analysis and reading of the literary texts under consideration. At an introductory level, students will begin to appreciate the difference between commentary and criticism and between both historical and formal approaches to the study of Italian literature.
Contact Hours: 60
3.0 Credits
Italian Language | Course #: IT 401 | Open
Instructor: Anna Mauceri Trimnell
Tuesday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Pre-requisite: IT 302
This course, which is conducted in Italian, aims at improving students’ ability to write texts of different types and levels of specialization, focusing on academic and professional purposes. The course has both theoretical and practical components aimed at familiarizing students with the cultural and formal elements that make texts effective, convincing and articulate.

Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Latin Language | Course #: LAT 101 | Open
Instructor: Danica Pusic
Tuesday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Thursday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Introduction to Latin syntax, vocabulary, and simple sentence structures. This first-semester course will complete all the first three declensions of nouns, present, imperfect, future and perfect verb tenses, subject, object and possessive pronouns. Study of cognate words in Latin/English will be a frequent subject of study. The course will also examine the Roman cultural context such as history, daily life, religion mythology and politics. Students will translate sentences for practice from English to Latin and vice versa on a daily basis. There will be an introduction to continuous prose passages from the original authors or adapted for study to be translated throughout the course.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Latin Language | Course #: LAT 102 | Open
Instructor: Danica Pusic
Tuesday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Thursday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Pre-requisite: LAT 101 or permission of the instructor
This course provides continued study of accidences and syntax, treating all tenses of the verb in the subjunctive, indirect discourse, paraphrastic constructions and deponents. Vocabulary development is continued through intensive reading of selections of Latin prose. Students are also introduced to verse forms and the study of inscriptions. Assignments focus on translation from English to Latin and Latin to English.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Latin Language | Course #: LAT 282 | Open
Instructor: Thomas Govero
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Pre-requisite: LAT 102 or permission of the instructor
This course is designed to offer the opportunity to read texts in the original to students with a basic level of Latin language preparation. The level of readings may range from intermediate to advanced. Language levels will be determined at the beginning of the course, and students will be arranged in suitable reading groups. Texts appropriate to each group's level will be chosen by the professor and the individual students. Texts will vary, but advanced students may choose from among annotated editions of Cicero, Caesar, Catullus, Virgil, Ovid, and Livy. All groups will work independently and in weekly reading groups with the professor, when issues of language, grammar, and literary technique will be discussed.
Contact Hours: 45
4.0 Credits
Spanish Language | Course #: SPAN 101 | Open
Instructor: Sofia Sanz Alonso
Tuesday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
This course is designed to give students basic communicative ability in Spanish. By presenting the language in a variety of authentic contexts, the course also seeks to provide an introduction to Italian culture and society. Students work on all four language skills: speaking, listening comprehension, reading and writing. Note: This course carries 4 semester hours of credit.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Spanish Language | Course #: SPAN 102 | Open
Instructor: Rossana Marchiaro
Tuesday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Thursday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Pre-requisite: Placement or SPAN 101
A continuation of SPAN101. This course aims at developing and reinforcing the language skills acquired in Introductory Spanish I, while placing special emphasis on oral communication.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Spanish Language | Course #: SPAN 201 | Open
Instructor: Rossana Marchiaro
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Pre-requisite: Placement or SPAN 102
A continuation of SPAN 102. This course focuses on consolidating the student's ability to use Spanish effectively. Emphasis is given to grammar review and vocabulary expansion. Selected readings and films acquaint students with Spanish and Hispanic culture.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Spanish Language | Course #: SPAN 202 | Open
Instructor: Sofia Sanz Alonso
Tuesday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Thursday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Pre-requisite: Placement or SPAN 201
A continuation of SPAN 201. While continuing the review of grammar, the course emphasizes the development of reading and composition skills in the context of Spanish and Hispanic cultures. Literary readings, newspaper articles, and films, are an essential component of the course.
Contact Hours: 45

History and Humanities

3.0 Credits
History | Course #: HS 121 | Open
Instructor: Gene Ogle
Tuesday 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Thursday 8:30 am - 9:45 am
This course surveys European history from the Reformation to the present, concentrating on the intellectual, political, and economic transformations that marked the advent of Western modernity and on what these changes meant for the people living through them. An additional focus of the course is the evolving relationship between Europe and the rest of the world over the time period covered. Like HS 120, this course also provides an introduction to the practice of history, i.e., how historians go about reconstructing and interpreting the past.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
History | Course #: HS 201 | Open
Instructor: Gene Ogle
Tuesday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Thursday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Contemporary discussions of globalization often suffer from a certain short-sightedness. It is all-too-frequently treated as a recent creation of twentieth- and twenty-first-century world economies and information networks. Both its advocates and its critics too often assume that the history of globalization has been the history of the “westernization” of economic and cultural practices. This course provides a deeper and longer term introduction to the complex forces and far-from-one-sided cross-cultural interactions that have been “globalizing” our planet since the development of settled agriculture. Among the aspects of globalization’s history that are covered are the development of market conventions, the spread of religious and cultural traditions, ecological exchanges, transport technologies and networks, migration, the role of violence, and industrialization and deindustrialization.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
History | Course #: HS 210 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Dario Biocca
Monday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Wednesday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm