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.
200 Introduction to Science and Society (2:2:0) Provides students in the interdisciplinary minor in science and society with general background information and a common frame of reference for developing an individualized core of course work. Students design a plan for their course work in the minor, envision the specific topic they will address, and begin preliminary preparation for CHSS 400.
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 fascinate and frighten us. Instructors from disciplines across the arts and sciences bring 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, and overall GPA of 3.00 or higher with a GPA in major of 3.50 or higher. Student must submit two faculty recommendations and a sample of recent academic writing, and complete an interview with the director of the Writing Center. Experiential learning course in teaching of writing across disciplines. Students receive Writing Center training in theory and techniques of tutoring writing, and work a minimum of 3 hours per week in 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 final paper. May be repeated up to three times.
395 Technology Apprenticeship (3:1:0) Prerequisites: 30 credits; GPA of 2.50 or higher; ability to use Internet browser; and skills in keyboarding, data entry, and word processing. Experiential learning course in using technology in instruction. Students receive up to 45 hours of instruction and work 90 hours with faculty members, assisting with technology project. Students submit faculty recommendation and application to technology apprenticeship coordinator. May be repeated once for credit.
400 Perspectives on Science and Society (1:1:0) Prerequisite: CHSS 200 and completion of 17 credits toward the minor in science and society. Capstone course for the interdisciplinary minor in science and ociety. Helps students integrate material from their individualized core of courses and make explicit connections among the various disciplines. Provides opportunity for students to share their experiences, expanding their breadth of knowledge in this important and timely area of study.
485 International Internship (3–9:0:0) Prerequisites: 60 credits, 2.50 GPA, and successful completion of application and selection process. Students should contact faculty director one semester prior to semester of enrollment. 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 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 provost’s Faculty-Student Apprenticeship Award. Introduces scholarship in action in major field of study. Complements and enriches required course material, and provides undergraduates the unique opportunity to work collaboratively with faculty on research projects.