College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)
101 Presenting and Processing Information Using Technology (1-3:0-3:0-3). Prerequisite: Varies with topic. Special topics course that presents practical experience in computer applications. Topics vary; most topics require laboratory work. May be repeated for credit when course content is different.
313 Mystery, Madness, and Murder (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Completion or concurrent enrollment in all other required general education courses. A multidisciplinary approach to some of the taboo topics that most fascinate and frighten us. In this course, three instructors from disciplines across the arts and sciences bring their expertise and diverse perspectives to provocative issues such as cannibalism and serial murder. Students learn to think critically and objectively about these subjects while examining their widespread use in myth, literature, and popular culture.
390 Peer Tutoring in Writing across the Disciplines (1:0:0). Prerequisites: A grade of A in ENGL 302, 60 credits, overall GPA of 3.000 or higher with a GPA of 3.500 or higher in the student's major. Experiential learning course in the teaching of writing across the disciplines. Students receive Writing Center training in theory and techniques of tutoring writing and work a minimum of three hours per week in the Writing Center. Focus is on practical application of writing theory and pedagogy from course readings, development of tutoring skills, and self-reflection through journals and a final paper. May be repeated up to three times. Student must submit two faculty recommendations and a sample of recent academic writing and complete an interview with the director of the Writing Center.
395 Technology Apprenticeship (3:1:0). Prerequisites: 30 credits; GPA of 2.500 or higher; ability to use an Internet browser; and keyboarding, data entry, and word-processing skills. Experiential learning course in using technology in instruction. Students receive up to 45 hours of instruction and work 90 hours with faculty members, assisting them with a technology project (e.g., developing a course web site, designing templates for technology-related assignments, or serving as technology assistants in the classroom). Students submit a faculty recommendation and an application to the technology apprenticeship coordinator. May be repeated once for credit.
485 International Internship (3-9:0:0). Prerequisites: 60 credits, 2.5 GPA; successful completion of application and selection process. Students should contact the faculty director one semester prior to semester of enrollment. Students work at oversees locations under the direction of the faculty director and a site supervisor. Students participate in a pre-departure orientation, work a minimum of 45 hours for each credit (in 3, 6, and 9 credit increments) and submit written assignments as specified in a learning contract approved by the faculty director. These may include journals, work products and reports, reflective essays, and research papers.
490 Faculty-Student Research Apprenticeship (3:0:0). Prerequisites: 60 credits and permission of instructor. Open only to recipients of the provost's Faculty-Student Apprenticeship Award. Introduces students to scholarship in action in their major field of study. Complements and enriches required course material and provides undergraduates with the unique opportunity to work collaboratively with faculty on research projects.