University Catalog 2005-2006

College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)


101 Presenting and Processing Information Using Technology (1-3:0-3:0-3) Prerequisite: varies with topic. Presents practical experience in computer applications. Topics vary; most require laboratory work. May be repeated for credit when course content differs.

313 Mystery, Madness, and Murder (3:3:0) Prerequisite: completion or concurrent enrollment in all other required general education courses. Multidisciplinary approach to taboo topics that most fascinate and frighten us. 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 while examining use in myth, literature, and popular culture.

390 Peer Tutoring in Writing across the Disciplines (1:0:0)Prerequisites: grade of A in ENGL 302, 60 credits, overall GPA of 3.00 or higher with a GPA of 3.50 or higher in the studentÕs major. Experiential learning course in the teaching of writing across 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 2.50 or higher; ability to use 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. Students submit faculty recommendation and application to technology apprenticeship coordinator. May be repeated once for credit.

485 International Internship (3-9:0:0) Prerequisites: 60 credits, 2.50 GPA; successful completion of application and selection process. Students should contact faculty director one semester prior to semester of enrollment. Students work at oversees locations under faculty director and site supervisor. Predeparture orientation; minimum 45 hours of work for each credit (in 3, 6, and 9 credit increments); and written assignments as specified in a learning contract approved by faculty director, including 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 provostÕs 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 the unique opportunity to work collaboratively with faculty on research projects.