This course surveys literary works commonly taught in middle and high school English classes, including novel, short story, drama, and poetry. The primary aim is to teach students to analyze these works to realize their complexity and depth; with this in mind, students will understand that adolescent literature can be appreciated by adult readers as well as literary scholars. To that end, students will be exposed to methods of critical theory and be expected to apply these methods to the works they study through written interpretations. Students will read primarily classic works, although some contemporary selections rich in literary allusions will be studied as well. This course is open to students of all majors who wish to fulfill their core English requirements.
Surveys American literature as a record of American thought and art from the Colonial Period through the Romantic Period. Major writers of prose and poetry will be studied chronologically in American history. This course serves as an introduction to the advanced study of literature. Prerequisite: EN101.
- Instructor: Randall Clack
Introduces basic concepts and principles in psychology including research strategies, human development, intelligence, thinking, learning, diversity, personality, abnormal behavior patterns, and psychotherapy.
- Instructor: Jack Barnhardt
This course will emphasize the areas of assessment, planning, and progression of conditioning programs; spanning youth to adult performers for the purpose of improved performance.
- Instructor: Barbara Abbott
Surveys sociological terms, concepts, perspectives, and thinkers that serve as a basis for understanding modern social organization. Consideration is given to culture, social structure, social class, gender roles, social institutions and social change.
- Instructor: Jessica James