Spring 2017 General Education Courses

Spring 2017 General Education Courses

Idaho State University's Spring 2017 semester starts on January 9. The College of Arts and Letters is offering dozens of courses for students to fulfuill their General Education Requirements. These courses range from Chinese to literature to music. Below is a list of some courses the College is offering. There are courses in all subjects that fulfill General Education Requirements, and the list can be found on BengalWeb. 

 

Chinese 1101: Elementary Chinese

CRN # 23737: Zhiyan Zhang, TR 4:00 to 5:40 p.m., BA 307

This course will teach basic communication skills and grammar structures in Chinese. It will also give an introduction to the culture of Mandarin-Chinese speaking people.

Partially satisfies Objective 4 of the General Education Requirements.

 

Communication, Media, and Persuasion 2205: Argumentation

CRN # 25245: Sarah Partlow Lefevre, TR 9:30 to 10:45 a.m., FRAZ 320

This course studies argument, analysis, evidence, reasoning, fallacies, briefing, and delivery.

Satisfies Objective 7 of the General Education Requirements.

 

Dance 1105: Survey of Dance

CRN # 20850: Molly Jorgensen, Online

CRN # 25002: Molly Jorgensen, MW 2:30 to 3:45 p.m., REND 236

In this course, students will learn the historical development of dance cross-culturally from early to modern times. Students will also study the language, literature, and forms of dance through readings, demonstrations, and performances.

Partially satisfies Objective 4 of the General Education Requirements.

 

English 1110: Introduction to Literature

CRN # 20088: Michael Stubbs, MWF 9:00 to 9:50 a.m., REND 115

CRN # 20089: Tera Cole, MWF 11:00 to 11:50 a.m., LA 328

CRN # 20090: Tera Cole, TR 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., REND 225

CRN # 24095: Matthew VanWinkle, TR 1:00 to 2:15 p.m., LA 243

This course will give an introduction to the critical reading of various literary genres, with attention to the interpretation and evaluation of representative texts.

Partially satisfies Objective 4 of the General Education Requirements.

 

English 2210: American Cultural Studies

CRN # 23115: William Donovan, TR 1:00 to 2:15 p.m., REND 209

CRN # 24105: Tera Cole, MWF 9:00 to 9:50 a.m., REND 103

This course looks at themes, symbols, and expressions within American cultures. It will focus on interactions among diverse groups and expressive modes such as folklore, elite art, and popular entertainment.

Satisfies Objective 9 of the General Education Requirements.

 

History 1111: US History to 1865

CRN # 23842: Paul Sivitz, TR 9:30 to 10:45 a.m., LA 324

This course will look at colonial origins and achievement of independence, constitutional government, national boundaries, and the preservation of the union.

Partially satisfies Objective 6 of the General Education Requirements.

 

International Studies 2202: Introduction to Global Studies

CRN # 23678: Malliga Och, T 11:00 to 11:50 a.m., BA 302

This course takes a thematic approach to highlight major global issues including health, politics, sports, terrorism, women's empowerment, human rights, science, technology, poverty, etc., and how various regions of the world have responded to the stress and storm that often characterize these life challenges with particular focus on the past two decades.

Satisfies Objective 9 of the General Education Requirements.

 

International Studies 2203: Introduction to International Organizations

CRN # 23210: King Yik, MWF 12:00 to 12:50 p.m., REND 203

This course takes a thematic approach to introduce students to international organizations their formation, legal foundations, functions, operations, and performances.

Partially satisfies Objective 6 of the General Education Requirements.

 

Music 1100: Intro to Music

CRN # 21156: Eleanor Cox, W 2:00 to 3:15 p.m., FA 102

This is a listening oriented course that focuses on Western art music. No reading ability or performance experience is necessary to take this course.

Partially satisfies Objective 4 of the General Education Requirements.

 

Philosophy 2201: Introduction to Logic

CRN # 25302: William McCurdy, MWF 11:00 to 11:50 a.m., LA 243

This course is an introduction to the concepts and methods of deductive and inductive logic, with special emphasis on the use of logical methods to identify, analyze, construct, and evaluate everyday arguments.

Satisfies Objective 7 of the General Education Requirements.

 

Political Science 2202: Introduction to Politics Critical Thinking and Analysis

CRN # 24511: Jeffery Callen, TR 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., REND 106

CRN # 23152: Sean Anderson, MWF 10:00 to 10:50 a.m., REND 104       

CRN # 25455: Mark McBeth, MWF 1:00 to 1:50 p.m., REND 210

This course is an introduction to critical thinking about politics. Students learn to comprehend and critically analyze discourse and writings on political and social issues, to identify errors in the logical or presentation of facts in political discourse, to be able to demonstrate independent political judgment by formulating logically valid and factually sound arguments.

Satisfies Objective 7 of the General Education Requirements.

 

Russian 1101: Elementary Russian I

CRN # 23656: Svetlana Brainard, TWR 5:00 to 6:15 p.m., BA 305

This course is intended to teach students basic communication skills and grammatical structures in Russian and to acquaint them with the culture of Russian speakers.

Partially satisfies Objective 4 of the General Education Requirements.

 

 Sociology 1101: Introduction to Sociology

CRN # 21663: Deirdre Caputo-Levine, MWF 10:00 to 10:50 a.m., BA 104

CRN # 21664: Jeremy Thomas, Web Course

CRN # 22325: JoeLene Kuntz, T 6:00 to 8:50 p.m., REND 313

This course is an introduction to the scientific point of view in the study of group life, social institutions, and processes.

Partially satisfies Objective 6 of the General Education Requirements.

 

Theatre 1118: Oral Interpretation of Literature

CRN # 22255: Stefan Espinosa, MW 2:00 to 2:50 p.m., SPAC 234

Students will learn the art of communicating to an audience the various genres of literature through thorough analysis and interpretation of the selection.

Satisfies Objective 7 of the General Education Requirements.

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