Faculty

About Minerva's Academic Curriculum

Philosophy of UNC Greensboro’s General Education Program
The faculty and staff of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro are dedicated to student learning and believe that the best evidence of this commitment is the caliber of UNC Greensboro graduates. A UNC Greensboro graduate should combine specialized education in a major with the skills, knowledge, and understanding necessary to be a lifelong learner, an ethical and independent decision maker, a critical and creative thinker, a clear and effective communicator, and a responsible citizen. The character and abilities of an educated person are the product not solely of a specific battery of courses, but of an entire process of education. The mandate to foster the knowledge, character, and sensibility of a university-educated person belongs to the entire University, not to a single department or unit. To the extent possible, learning in the Minerva Academic Curriculum (MAC) should provide students with foundations and alternative perspectives for the more specialized knowledge gained in the major, while learning in the major should build upon and extend the work done in General Education courses.
The MAC Competencies
The members of the General Education Council approve Program courses and are responsible for Program oversight. Minerva’s Academic Curriculum requires 33–34 total credit hours. Undergraduate students must complete one course from each of the competencies listed below.
  1. Foundations - 3 s.h.
  2. Written Communication - 3 s.h.
  3. Oral Communication - 3 s.h.
  4. Quantitative Reasoning - 3 s.h.
  5. Health & Wellness - 3 s.h.
  6. Critical Thinking and Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts - 3 s.h.
  7. Critical Thinking and Inquiry in the Social & Behavioral Sciences - 3 s.h.
  8. Critical Thinking and Inquiry in the Natural Sciences - 3-4 s.h.
  9. Global Engagement and Intercultural Learning - 3 s.h.
  10. Diversity & Equity - 3 s.h.
  11. Data Analysis and Interpretation in the Natural Sciences 3-4 s.h.
2023 MAC Teaching Institute

For information about this year's MAC Teaching Institute, head here: go.uncg.edu/mac-institute.

Competencies, SLOs, and Rubrics

Foundations

Foundations courses connect students to the campus community by combining university transition content, information literacy, and transferable skills acquisition to facilitate academic and personal development.

In a Foundations course, students will learn to:
  1. Develop academic skills and demonstrate the ability to identify and use campus services and resources.
  2. Develop goals and plans related to personal purpose, interests, or values between self and community.
  3. Build connections between self and peers, faculty, and staff.
  4. Critically evaluate information and media sources in a variety of formats.
  5. Incorporate and cite sources accurately and correctly.

Please consult the rubric below for SLO assessment guidelines.

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Written Communication

Written Communication courses intensively focus on the teaching and learning of transferable writing strategies, including invention, arrangement, style, and revision.

In a Written Communication course, students will learn to:
  1. Analyze written texts to understand how they relate to particular audiences, purposes, and contexts as a way to inform one's own writing and/or revision.
  2. Create and revise written texts for particular audiences, purposes, and contexts.
  3. Through oral or written reflection, demonstrate awareness of one's writing choices as well as how one's own writing contributes to ongoing conversations.

Please consult the rubric below for SLO assessment guidelines.

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Oral Communication

Oral Communication courses intensively focus on student development of oral communication knowledge and abilities, including presenting and interacting in contexts such as public speaking, interpersonal communication, and group communication.

In an Oral Communication course, students will learn to:
  1. Demonstrate appropriate and ethical oral communication messages for given contexts and communicators to increase knowledge, foster understanding, and/or promote change.
  2. Analyze and evaluate messages according to context, audience, intent, and other principles of oral communication, to contribute to the ongoing development of knowledge and relationship.

Please consult the rubric below for SLO assessment guidelines.

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Quantitative Reasoning

Quantitative Reasoning courses prepare students to apply mathematical reasoning to formulate and solve problems from a variety of contexts and real-world situations.

In a Quantitative Reasoning course, students will:
  1. Interrelate real-world information with mathematical forms (e.g., with functions, equations, graphs, diagrams, tables, words, geometric figures).
  2. Formulate and justify conclusions based on quantitative arguments.
  3. Communicate the quantitative evidence of the argument.

Please consult the rubric below for SLO assessment guidelines.

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Health & Wellness

Courses in this competency intensely focus on health and wellness, as well as information literacy. These courses provide explicit instruction in how to understand decisions as they impact the health and wellness of individuals or communities.

In a Health & Wellness course, students will:
  1. Identify factors that contribute to physical, mental, and/or social health.
  2. Demonstrate the connection(s) of different aspects of wellness to the overall health of an individual or population.
  3. Critically evaluate information and media sources in a variety of formats.
  4. Integrate and cite sources accurately and correctly.
Please consult the rubric below for SLO assessment guidelines.

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Critical Thinking and Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts

Through these courses, students acquire a working knowledge of the foundational tools for reasoning, including constructing sound arguments, evaluating the quality of evidence, and forming judgments about the evidence, arguments, and conclusions of others in Humanities and Fine Arts disciplines.

In a Critical Thinking and Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts course, students will:
  1. Critically analyze claims, arguments, artifacts or information.
  2. Construct coherent, evidence-based arguments.

Please consult the rubric below for SLO assessment guidelines.

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Critical Thinking and Inquiry in the Social & Behavioral Sciences

Through these courses, students acquire a working knowledge of the foundational tools for reasoning, including constructing sound arguments, evaluating the quality of evidence, and forming judgments about the evidence, arguments, and conclusions of others in Social and Behavioral Science disciplines.

In a Critical Thinking and Inquiry in the Social & Behavioral Sciences course, students will:
  1. Critically analyze claims, arguments, artifacts or information.
  2. Construct coherent, evidence-based arguments.

Please consult the rubric below for SLO assessment guidelines.

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Critical Thinking and Inquiry in the Natural Sciences

These courses introduce students to critical thinking and inquiry in Natural Science disciplines. In the context of natural sciences, critical thinking means explaining, predicting, and reasoning about the behavior of natural systems, or the outcomes of observations or measurements, using arguments based on established scientific principles and models. In the context of natural sciences, inquiry means developing, deepening, refining, or extending concepts, principles, and models to explain natural systems, based on empirical observations.

In a Critical Thinking and Inquiry in the Natural Sciences course, students will:
  1. Critically analyze claims, arguments, artifacts or information.
  2. Construct coherent, evidence-based arguments.

Please consult the rubric below for SLO assessment guidelines.

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Global Engagement and Intercultural Learning

Courses in this competency provide students with knowledge and critical understanding of similarities and differences across world cultures over time and emphasize the development of global perspectives and skills to engage cross-culturally.

In a Global Engagement and Intercultural Learning course, students will:
  1. Describe dynamic elements of different cultures.
  2. Explain how similarities, differences, and connections among different groups of people or global systems affect one another over time and place.
Please consult the rubric below for SLO assessment guidelines.

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Diversity & Equity

Courses in this competency focus on systems of advantage and oppression, structures of power, and institutions while making connections to US or global societies and examining intellectual traditions that address systems of injustice. These courses equip students with the intellectual skills and tools needed to connect both their positionalities and experiences as they reimagine their relationships with the world.

In a Diversity & Equity course, students will:
  1. Describe how political, social, or cultural systems and structures, in the past or present, have advantaged and oppressed different groups of people (including groups with whom students may identify).
  2. Describe how political, social, or cultural systems, in the past or present, have disempowered people through imposed ideas of difference and, in the face of that, how marginalized groups have meaningfully engaged in self-definition.
  3. Examine individual and collective responses for addressing practices of disenfranchisement, segregation, or exclusion.

Please consult the rubric below for SLO assessment guidelines.

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Data Analysis and Interpretation in the Natural Sciences

Courses in this competency foreground the role of quantitative data analysis and interpretation of empirical information in the development of scientific theories and models. Courses meeting this requirement may include a laboratory section, so students can have hands-on experience working with data in context.

In a Data Analysis and Interpretation in the Natural Sciences course, students will:
  1. Apply quantitative analysis to understand the natural world.
  2. Analyze and interpret quantitative data to evaluate and test hypotheses about the natural world.
  3. Construct and interpret data tables, charts, graphs, or other representations of scientific data.

Please consult the rubric below for SLO assessment guidelines.

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MAC Implementation

Program Leadership

General Education Council

General Education Council Web Site: assessment.uncg.edu/curriculum/GEC/GEC.html

Charge: The General Education Council is charged with the review and recommendation of changes to General Education policy, ongoing review and maintenance of the General Education Program goals and outcomes, assessment of student achievement of those goals and outcomes, oversight of the Program requirements, and the approval of requests for General Education designations. The Council shall establish an effective structure for certification, re-certification, and assessment that may include the establishment and oversight of ad hoc committees or the involvement of faculty consultants, as needed.

Membership: Voting members of the General Faculty elected from the electoral divisions—six (6) from the College of Arts and Sciences, and one (1) from each of the other electoral divisions–plus one (1) Senator appointed by the Chair of the Senate. Nonvoting members may be appointed by the Provost as requested by the Committee.


Unit/Position Name Term Email
BRY Sara MacSween 2020-2023 sbmacswe@uncg.edu
CAS Bruce Banks 2019-2022 rbbanks@uncg.edu
CAS Jonathan Zarecki 2021-2024 jpzareck@uncg.edu
CAS Igor Erovenko 2019-2022 igor@uncg.edu
CAS Jeff Jones 2019-2022 jwjones@uncg.edu
CAS Jessica McCall 2021-2024 jdmccall@uncg.edu
CAS Sarah Cervenak 2020-2023 sjcerven@uncg.edu
ExO Lisa Henline ExO lmhenlin@uncg.edu
ExO John Kiss ExO jzkiss@uncg.edu
ExO Jodi Pettazzoni ExO jepettaz@uncg.edu
ExO Dana Saunders ExO dfsaunde@uncg.edu
ExO Jennifer Stephens ExO jennifer.stephens@uncg.edu
HHS Mike Thull 2021-2024 mathull@uncg.edu
JSN Terry Wicks 2021-2023 tcwicks@uncg.edu
LIB Amy Harris-Houk, Chair 2019-2023 a_harri2@uncg.edu
NUR Jennifer Wilson 2020-2023 jlwilso7@uncg.edu
Senator Jeremy Ingraham 2021-2024 jpingrah@uncg.edu
SOE Lisa O'Connor 2019-2023 lgoconno@uncg.edu
VPA Andrew Hudson 2021 - 2024 a_hudson@uncg.edu

Implementation Committee

The implementation of UNCG's new General Education Program, Minerva’s Academic Curriculum (MAC), is supported by 11 competency working groups and a standing Implementation Committee (IC) under the direction of the General Education Council (GEC). The GEC was empowered by the Faculty Senate to form and charge these committees. The IC will report to the GEC on curricular issues and to the Office of the Provost on administrative issues. The GEC reserves the right to amend the following charges based on the needs of the program.
    The IC will:
  • Advise the GEC on curricular issues related to implementation
  • Report to GEC with timely updates on progress
  • Send all curricular proposals to GEC for review and final voting
  • Communicate and work with the 11 competency working groups on issues related to implementation
    The IC will report to the Office of the Provost in regards to:
  • Implementation timelines
  • CIM proposal/revision processes
  • DegreeWorks and Banner implementation
  • Assessment processes
  • Recertification processes
  • Faculty development

The IC is composed of various campus stakeholders. They serve in both an advisory role for curricular issues and in a decision-making role for administrative issues. GEC may adjust membership as needed. The current members of the MAC Implementation Committee are listed below, along with the administrative role/unit they represent.

Unit/Position Name Email
Associate Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean of Undergraduate Studies Andrew Hamilton a_hamilt@uncg.edu
Associate Vice Provost and Director, Office of Assessment, Accreditation and Academic Program Planning Jodi Pettazzoni jepettaz@uncg.edu
Assistant Dean for Advising and Student Success Dana Saunders dfsaunde@uncg.edu
Chair, General Education Council Jessica McCall jedelk@uncg.edu
Chair (outgoing), General Education Council Amy Harris-Houk a_harri2@uncg.edu
Chair, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Sara MacSween sbmacswe@uncg.edu
Director, Teaching Innovations Office Laura Pipe lmpipe@uncg.edu
Undergraduate Studies Council representative Aaron Terranova abterran@uncg.edu
University Registrar's Office, Degree Works Analyst Brianna Souza bgsouza@uncg.edu
University Registrar Chris Partridge c_partridge@uncg.edu
4-Year Phased Implementation Plan

MAC Phased Implementation Plan

With responses to the pandemic consuming a great deal of time that faculty in the academic units may otherwise have been spent planning for MAC implementation, the MAC Implementation Committee formalized a four-year phased rollout for MAC. This approach draws on the substantial work that has already been completed, as well as the large number of courses that will transition directly from the current General Education Program to MAC. It also brings multi-year structured support to the process of MAC course development in the form of UTLC-led course incubators and a MAC faculty fellows program. Finally, it moves the upper-division linking of MAC SLOs to the final implementation phase in 2023-2024, when lower-division course offerings have solidified.

 

Year 0 Phase I: 2020-2021

  • Assessment of Pilot Courses
  • Buildout of Foundations Course Inventory
  • Crosswalk of Existing Courses
  • Map Crosswalk to Transfer Articulations
  • CIM, Banner, and DegreeWorks Updates
  • MAC Faculty Development/Fellows Program Launch
  • Development of New/Revision of Existing Courses
  • Revise Bachelor Degree Plans (BDPs) in Collaboration with Two-Year Partner Institutions
 

Year 1 Phase II: 2021-2022

  • Launch MAC for Fall 2021 First Time In College Students (FTICs) via SOAR and Pre-Registration
  • MAC Assessment Year 1
  • Further Development of New Courses
  • MAC Faculty Development/Fellows Program Second Year
  • Develop one- and two-credit bridge courses (especially in Information Literacy)
  • Update All BDPs
  • Begin Linking MAC SLOs with Upper-Division Curricula
  • Develop Policies for Phasing Out GEC
 

Year 2 Phase III: 2022-2023

  • MAC Assessment Year 2
  • Further Development of New Courses
  • Review Academic Program Requirements in View of MAC
  • Faculty Development/Fellows Program Third Year
  • Continue Phasing Out GEC
 

Year 3 Phase IV: 2023-2024

  • MAC Assessment Year 3
  • Finalize Linking MAC SLOs with Upper-Division Curricula
  • Develop Prior Learning Assessment policy and procedures
  • Faculty Development/Fellows Program Fourth Year
  • Continue Phasing Out GEC
General Education Self-Study and Revision
In spring 2017, the UNCG Faculty Senate and UNCG General Education Council approved a call for a task force of UNCG faculty to conduct a self-study of the UNCG General Education Program. From the self-study emerged a Self-Study Report with 3 categories of recommendation for the future of UNCG’s program:
    1. Improve the Administrative Structure of the General Education Program
    2. Simplify and clarify the General Education Program
    3. Build meaningful connections to the General Education Program through high-impact practices and integrative learning
The work of the self-study led to two iterations of the General Education Revision Task Force, which was charged by the Faculty Senate and Provost with the following directives:
    • Simplify the program to increase “ease of use” by faculty, staff, and students
    • Develop a program using a competency model
    • Include the 5 core competencies endorsed by the Faculty Senate: written communication, oral communication, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking, and information literacy
    • Limit the total hours in the general education program to 34 student credit hours
Following an intensive general education self-study (2017) and two iterations of the General Education Revision Task Force (2018, 2019), the Faculty Senate voted to endorse a new UNCG general education program on October 19, 2019. Additional historical information is available here. Minerva’s Academic Curriculum conceptualizes a framework structured around competency achievement and includes “areas of knowledge.” Through MAC coursework, undergraduate students will engage in learning experiences to achieve 11 competencies across an equal number of courses, totaling 33-34 semester hours. The competencies established within the MAC are:
  1. Foundations
  2. Written Communication
  3. Oral Communication
  4. Quantitative Reasoning
  5. Health & Wellness
  6. Critical Thinking and Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts
  7. Critical Thinking and Inquiry in the Social & Behavioral Sciences
  8. Critical Thinking and Inquiry in the Natural Sciences
  9. Global Engagement and Intercultural Learning through the Humanities and Fine Arts OR through the Social & Behavioral Sciences
  10. Diversity & Equity through the Humanities and Fine Arts OR through the Social & Behavioral Sciences
  11. Data Analysis and Interpretation in the Natural Sciences
Courses addressing each of these competencies will be taught within disciplinary or interdisciplinary contexts. However, the competencies are to be foregrounded as the primary learning objectives, giving that teaching the competencies is the primary purpose of the courses approved for delivering the educational mission of Minerva’s Academic Curriculum. In addition to the Task Force’s final proposal, two additional documents were developed and shared with the UNCG community as materials to be considered as part of the proposal’s implementation:
  1. DRAFT Student Learning Outcomes and Rubrics that were crafted as part of the proposal definition process. These SLOs and measurements are being considered during the implementation phase and reflect, to a large extent, the intended outcomes for this proposed program.
  2. Implementation Considerations were presented as points that the Task Force deliberated on and ultimately recommended for consideration as the program and its processes are developed. They informed the final proposal, but were not resolved in the proposal.
The Task Force Final Report and General Education proposal was approved by the UNCG Faculty Senate on October 19, 2019. Program implementation will begin in the 2019-2020 academic year and continue through the 2023-2024 academic year. More information on the work of the General Education Revision Task Force, including definitions for the competencies and the areas of knowledge is available in the task force’s Final Report.

MAC Course Catalog – Search for courses by keyword

Subject & Number Course Title MAC Competency GEC Category/Marker Other Attributes Course Description
ADS 200 African American Art History Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts GFA ADS The development of African American art placed within the context of mainstream American art and the history of the blacks in this country.
ADS 201 Introduction to African American Studies Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Social and Behavioral Sciences GHP ADS GMO Introduction to African American culture through a historical and social perspective.
ADS 210 Blacks in American Society: Social, Economic, and Political Perspectives Diversity & Equity GSB ADS Social, political, economic experience of blacks in the United States. Topics include the black family, Civil Rights Movement, black politicians, and blacks in the labor market.
ADS 260 Understanding Race Diversity & Equity GSB ADS Race is among the most fundamental, yet profoundly misunderstood, aspects of socioculture. This course seeks to provide a comprehensive look at race, especially in its sociopolitical and biocultural dimensions.
ARB 101 Beginning Arabic I Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GN FL Introduction to Modern Standard Arabic and the cultures of the Arabic-speaking world. Emphasis on active listening, speaking, writing, and reading, and applied vocabulary.
ARB 102 Beginning Arabic II Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GN FL Continued study of Modern Standard Arabic and the cultures of the Arabic-speaking world at the introductory level. Emphasis on active listening, speaking, writing, and reading, and applied vocabulary.
ARB 203 Intermediate Arabic I Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GN FL Intermediate-level study of Modern Standard Arabic and the cultures of the Arabic-speaking world. Emphasis on active listening, speaking, writing, and reading, and applied vocabulary.
ARB 204 Intermediate Arabic II Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GN FL Continued study of the Modern Standard Arabic and the cultures of the Arabic-speaking world. Emphasis on active listening, speaking, writing, and reading, and applied vocabulary.
ARH 110 Survey of Global Art Histories 1: Prehistory to c.1000 Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GFA GL Chronological, thematic survey of significant works representing visual traditions of Global art from the Paleolithic era to circa 1000 C.E.
ARH 111 Survey of Global Art Histories 2: c.1000 to c.1800 Diversity & Equity GFA GL Chronological, thematic overview of significant works representing visual traditions of Global art from circa 1000 to circa 1800 C.E.
ARH 112 Survey of Global Art Histories 3: c.1800 to Present Diversity & Equity GFA GN Chronological, thematic survey of significant works representing visual traditions of Global art from circa 1800 C.E. to the present.
ART 100 Introduction to Art Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts GFA Intensive study of selected works of art with an emphasis on formal analysis and the relationship between art and culture.
ART 105 Foundations Seminar Foundations Becoming a successful student and great artist requires so much more than raw talent. This course connects the dots between creative, productive habits, scholarly pursuits, and professional planning.
AST 233 Astronomy: The Solar System Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Natural Sciences GNS GPS Introductory study of the Sun and planets with special attention to results of recent planetary exploration missions. Telescopic and naked-eye observations of the planets and constellations included. Complements AST 235, although each course is independent of the other.
AST 235 Astronomy: Stars and Galaxies Data Analysis GNS GPS Introduction to stars, galaxies, and cosmology. Conceptual approach to topics including the evolution of stars, formation of galaxies, interstellar communication, and the Big Bang. Sky observations with UNCG telescopes included. Complements AST 233, although each course is independent of the other.
ATY 100 Contemporary Non-Western Cultures Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GSB GN Survey of contemporary non-Western societies which emphasizes their distinctive cultural characteristics and how these relate to changes taking place in the world today.
ATY 113 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GSB GN ENV SUS ARC Cultural anthropology attempts to stimulate interest in basic questions about human nature and human adaptation, including major theoretical approaches, the nature of field work, and an examination of selected topics.
ATY 153 Introduction to Biological Anthropology Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Natural Sciences GNS ENV SUS GLS Lecture covering human biology from an evolutionary perspective. Topics include evolutionary theory, human variation, nonhuman primates, the fossil record, human osteology, molecular and population genetics.
ATY 158 Introduction to Archaeology Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GSB GN ARC Development of culture from its Paleolithic beginnings through the rise of early civilizations.
ATY 204 Anthropology through Film Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Social and Behavioral Sciences This course uses the medium of visual anthropology, and in particular, documentary ethnographic film, to explore human cultural, social, and behavioral diversity around the globe in order to understand the human experience through an anthropological lens.
ATY 205 The World of the Neandertals Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning A survey of the cultures and biology of Neandertals, including their technology, diet, treatment of the dead, communication systems, genetic code, and ultimate demise some 30,000 years ago. Application of this knowledge to an understanding of the modern human cultural experience.
ATY 208 Lost Tribes and Sunken Lands Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Social and Behavioral Sciences GL Using the scientific method and techniques from archaeology, students critically assess the evidence supporting popular myths such as sunken Atlantis, pyramid power, and extraterrestrial encounters.
ATY 212 Introduction to Anthropology Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Social and Behavioral Sciences GSB GN Survey of general anthropology. Includes an inquiry into human origins, prehistory, and comparative study of culture.
ATY 230 Cultures of Native North America Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GN Traditional ways of life of indigenous people of North America.
ATY 231 Race and Human Diversity Diversity & Equity Critically examines human biological diversity and the notion of "race" from a biocultural perspective and through an historical lens to understand the role that race has played and continues to play within the field of anthropology with a focus on the American experience.
ATY 235 Cultures of Africa Diversity & Equity Study of the peoples of Africa emphasizing family, organization, religion, political organization, languages, and urbanism. Includes a study of African novelists.
ATY 240 Indigenous Towns and Temple Mounds: North American Archaeology Diversity & Equity ARC Transformation and resiliency in North American indigenous complex cultures are explored using data drawn from art, archaeology, ethnohistory, anthropology, and oral histories. Northwest and southwest town cultures are compared/contrasted to the mound cultures of the mid-west/east. Their varied adaptive strategies for dealing with social, political, and climatic upheaval are revealed.
ATY 259 Pandemics, Plagues & Outbreaks Health & Wellness By examining present day and historical pandemics, this course will outline the relevance of archeological, biological, cultural, linguistic and applied anthropological approaches to understanding the role of outbreaks in shaping the human experience.
BIO 105 Major Concepts of Biology Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Natural Sciences GNS GLS ENV SUS Introduction to major concepts in biology. Topic sections emphasize specific areas including conservation biology, biotechnology, and current issues. Survey sections emphasize basic aspects of biology, including genetics, physiology and ecology. For students not planning to take additional biology courses.
BIO 111 Principles of Biology I Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Natural Sciences GNS GLS Prerequisite for most other biology courses. Lecture covers the fundamental principles of biology including the molecular and cellular basis of life, genetics, and biotechnology.
BIO 112 Principles of Biology II Data Analysis GNS GLS ENV SUS Prerequisite for 300-level courses and above. Fundamental principles of biology including botany, zoology, evolution, and ecology. A passing grade in lecture and laboratory must be achieved for successful completion of this course.
BLS 221 Know Slow - Countering the Culture of Speed Health & Wellness This course examines the recent cultural movement of "slow," which includes Slow Food, Slow Looking, and Slow in the Arts, Literature, and Contemplative Practices. Slow arts and practices can help support students' metacognitive learning and their individual mental health and wellness.
BLS 222 Notes from Underground: Resistance and Everyday Culture Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning Explores Cold War culture through the everyday ways Soviet citizens responded to official state narratives through literature, music, dress, and economic and consumer practices. Includes a comparative component with American culture of the same era.
BLS 241 Visualizing Disability Diversity & Equity Students will compare and contrast various cultural frameworks for visualizing disability in art, film, television, and other forms of visual culture. Initial readings provide background on major issues and arguments in disability studies, as well as draw connections between disability and other aspects of identity, especially gender. The course will then move toward establishing techniques, drawn from core disability studies criticism, to analyze visual representation of disability in art, film, commercial advertising, charity depictions, medical images, and the freak show.
BUS 130 Entrepreneurship in a Sustainable Global Environment Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GL BE-S GCP Global forces will restructure the world economy for the foreseeable future. Entrepreneurship, sustainability, and innovation will drive companies and individuals and produce major changes within that environment.
BUS 201 Creativity, Innovation, and Vision Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Social and Behavioral Sciences GSB Creativity and innovation is examined through an interdisciplinary lens. We examine how creative and innovative thinking gives us the vision to see opportunities and how they impact society.
BUS 206 Start Something Globally Sustainable! Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning Students learn the basics of establishing a new business from idea to inception while identifying dynamic elements of culture and environmental systems through the finalized sustainable global business, esports application, and direct selling assignment. Students may have the opportunity for a loan to establish a viable business.
CCI 105 The Fantastic World of Classics and Fiction Foundations By comparing tales of fantasy and fiction from the ancient world to modern science fiction classics, students will investigate questions of mortality, ethics, civics, and the role of technology in the ancient world as well as their own.
CCI 117 The Spartans Foundations This course explores Sparta, one of the strangest civilizations of the ancient world. How did a small, xenophobic, and authoritarian backwater fight off the mighty Persian Empire and dominate the Greek world for centuries? We will find out through readings and discussion of ancient literature, modern movies, and recent scholarship.
CCI 201 Introduction to Greek Civilization Diversity & Equity GHP GL GPM Introduction to Greek civilization from its beginnings to the Hellenistic age. Lectures and discussion will focus on the development of Greek literature, thought, and art in the context of society.
CCI 202 Introduction to Roman Civilization Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GHP GL GPM Introduction to Roman civilization from its beginnings to the Roman Empire. Lectures and discussion will focus on the development of Roman literature, thought, and art in the context of society.
CCI 204 The Classical Art of Persuasion and Performance Written Communication An introduction to ancient theories and techniques of effective speech-making and persuasion and the modern study of taurascatics. Emphasis is placed on the ability to write persuasively using best practices in information literacy.
CCI 205 Mythology Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GLT GL Great myths of the world with emphasis on Greek and Roman mythology. Interpretation and evaluation of select works of literature dealing with mythological themes that have shaped human experience.
CCI 211 Introduction to Greek Archaeology Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GHP GL ARC Archaeological consideration of the Mycenaean, Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic periods of Greek civilization.
CCI 212 Introduction to Roman Archaeology Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GHP GL ARC Introduction to the archaeology of the Roman world, with particular emphasis on Rome and the monumental remains of its vast empire.
CCI 215 The Archaeology of Pompeii: A City Frozen in Time Written Communication This course focuses on the archaeological remains of Pompeii, a city buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 CE, and the goal is to understand how different types of writing use the material evidence to provide insight into life in a Roman city.
CCI 216 The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World Oral Communication An exploration of the famous Seven Wonders of the ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern worlds, as well as their historical contexts. We will consider why these monuments captured the imagination of people through the ages, and what our continued fascination with creating lists of “wonders” says about our society.
CCI 227 Comparative Studies in World Epics Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GLT GL CW Major world epics in translation including the following works in whole or in part: Gilgamesh, Iliad, Odyssey, Aeneid, Chanson de Roland, Divine Comedy, Jerusalem Delivered, Beowulf, Joyce's Ulysses.
CCI 240 Ancient Warfare Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GHP GPM Survey of ancient warfare covering major battles, generals, strategy, tactics, weapons, and technology from the ancient Near East through the Roman Empire.
CED 274 Stress Management Health & Wellness This course addresses stress and related concepts, including how stress impacts human functioning and relevant coping skills to respond to stress and meet one's goals. Conceptualizations of the stress response, from biopsychosocial and cultural models, are explored.
CHE 101 Introductory Chemistry Data Analysis GNS GPS Survey of fundamentals of measurement, molecular structure, reactivity, and organic chemistry; applications to textiles, environmental, consumer, biological, and drug chemistry.
CHE 103 General Descriptive Chemistry I Data Analysis GNS GPS Chemistry course for pre-health, pre-nursing, pre-kinesiology and students building a foundation for CHE 111. Topics include states of matter, atomic and molecular structure, stoichiometry, solutions, and nuclear chemistry.
CHE 111 General Chemistry I Data Analysis GNS GPS Fundamental principles of chemistry, including stoichiometry, atomic structure, and states of matter.
CHE 114 General Chemistry II Data Analysis GNS GPS Continuation of CHE 111 with attention to ionic equilibria, elementary kinetics and thermodynamics, acid-base theory, coordination chemistry, and electrochemistry.
CHE 252 Chemistry and the Human Environment Health & Wellness ENV SUS Study of chemical problems central to current technological, biomedical, and environmental issues. Topics include energy alternatives, food chemicals, environmental chemistry, molecular basis of drug action, and consumer products.
CHI 101 Elementary Chinese I Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GN FL GCP Introduction to the Chinese language and the cultures of the Chinese-speaking world. Emphasis on active listening, speaking, writing, and reading, and applied vocabulary.
CHI 102 Elementary Chinese II Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GN FL GCP Continued study of the Chinese language and the cultures of the Chinese-speaking world at the introductory level. Emphasis on active listening, speaking, writing, and reading, and applied vocabulary.
CHI 203 Intermediate Chinese I Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GN FL GCP CW Intermediate-level study of the Chinese language and cultures of the Chinese-speaking world. Emphasis on active listening, speaking, writing, and reading, and applied vocabulary.
CHI 204 Intermediate Chinese II Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GN FL CW Continued study of the Chinese language and cultures of the Chinese-speaking world at the intermediate level. Emphasis on active listening, speaking, writing, and reading, and applied vocabulary.
CHI 220 Modern Chinese Literature and Culture Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GLT GN GCP Introductory Chinese culture course with interdisciplinary perspectives on modern Chinese society, history, literature, and art. Taught in English.
CRS 221 Global Perspectives on Culture, the Body, and Dress Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GSB GN GCP Exploration of global practices and thought around dressing the body within a socio-cultural context.
CSC 105 Data, Computing, and Quantitative Reasoning Quantitative Reasoning Problem-based introduction to quantitative reasoning, including computational methods; formulation of quantitative arguments; algorithmic understanding, selection, and utilization; data modeling, interpretation, and summarization of results, on real world datasets.
CST 105 Introduction to Communication Studies Oral Communication GRD SI Students will learn to construct and deliver coherent oral arguments for various contexts. Principles of competent communication will be addressed. Recordings will be used to evaluate and enhance communication skills.
CTR 101 Leisure and American Lifestyles Health & Wellness GSB Examination of personal, philosophical, socio-cultural, economic, behavioral, and historical dimensions of leisure; evolution of leisure lifestyles; exploration of the interrelationship between individuals, groups, and society in the context of leisure.
CTR 102 Creating a Meaningful Life Health & Wellness Examine personal, social, and cultural bases for a healthy and well-balanced life. Recognize and foster creative potential for lifelong personal growth, satisfying quality of life through leisure, and meaningful rewards.
CTR 103 Sex, Drugs, & Rock n' Roll Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Social and Behavioral Sciences An exploration of deviant leisure through the lens of recreational sex; substance use in recreational settings; and the use of music for forming relationships and establishing identity in leisure.
DCE 101 Introduction to Dance Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts GFA Studies of different dance styles through readings, dance studio experiences, discussions, and concert attendance.
DCE 102 Dance First-Year Foundations Foundations Dance First-Year Foundations will provide Dance Majors with the skills to help them transition to and navigate the university academic experience. With an emphasis on connecting to peers, faculty and curriculum in the School of Dance, students will also develop introductory dance composition, qualitative research writing and critical thinking skills.
DCE 200 Dance Appreciation Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts GFA GL Introductory study of dance in historical and cultural contexts through a variety of critical lenses. Course includes lectures, discussions, analysis of dance on film, concert attendance, and practical dance experiences.
DCE 218 Jazz Dance: from the Street to the Stage Diversity & Equity Jazz Dance: from the Street to the Stage explores the historical African Diasporic roots of Jazz Dance focusing on the political and social origins of Jazz Dance in Africanist and American Dance traditions through movement sessions, lectures, and class projects.
DCE 235 Yoga for Everybody Health & Wellness An introductory study of yoga as a mind and body practice that develops somatic (mind/body) wellness for everyone.
DCE 244 Pilates for a Healthy Body Health & Wellness An introductory study of Pilates as a body/mind practice that develops physical competency and enhances quality of life through exercise, breath awareness and healthy living practice.
ECO 100 Economics of a Global Sustainable Society Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GSB GN ENV SUS BE-S GCP Sustainable development, with a natural emphasis on non-Western nations; will consider issues around such topics as demographics, development theories, the environment, health and education, the role of institutions, etc.
ECO 201 Principles of Microeconomics Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Social and Behavioral Sciences GSB ENV SUS Introduction to microeconomic principles and analysis. Topics include: the market economy, supply and demand, shortages and surpluses, competition and monopoly, international trade, and public policy issues.
ECO 202 Principles of Macroeconomics Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Social and Behavioral Sciences GSB ENV SUS Introduction to macroeconomic principles and analysis. Topics include the national income, the monetary system, inflation, business cycles, fiscal policy, the national debt, exchange rates, balance of payments, and economic growth.
ENG 101 Exploring Writing in College Contexts Written Communication GRD A course in academic writing, focused on analysis, argument, and critical reflection. Instruction in writing for specific audiences, purposes, and contexts, with attention to drafting, revising, and compilation of a final portfolio.
ENG 102 Academic Research and Writing Written Communication GRD A course in research-based writing, focused on analysis, argument, and critical reflection. Instruction in research methodologies as relevant to academic writing projects.
ENG 103 Essentials of Professional and Business Writing Written Communication GRD Focus: written skills needed for workplace success. Emphasizes process strategies for clear, concise, and accurate messages. Develops skills in producing professional documents, analyzing the writing of others, and collaborating on written assignments.
ENG 104 Approach to Literature Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts GLT Critical reading and analysis of fiction, poetry and drama with an emphasis on a variety of major themes and their relevance to contemporary life.
ENG 105 Introduction to Narrative Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts GLT Critical reading and analysis of American and British novels, short stories, and narrative poems. Attention to historical, cultural, and literary backgrounds as appropriate.
ENG 106 Introduction to Poetry Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts GLT Critical reading and analysis of British and American lyric, dramatic, and narrative poetry. Attention to historical, cultural, and literary backgrounds as appropriate.
ENG 107 Introduction to Drama Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts GLT Critical reading and analysis of British and American drama. Attention to historical, cultural, and literary backgrounds, especially the Continental dramatic background, as appropriate.
ENG 108 Topics in British and American Literature Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts GLT Variable topics. Offerings may include Southern Writers, The Mystery Novel, Women Writers, The Imperial Imagination, and Grail Literature.
ENG 109 Introduction to Shakespeare Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts GLT Intensive study of a limited number of plays (and perhaps some sonnets) using such approaches as textual analysis, historical material, filmed versions, attendance at productions, discussion, writing, and performance study.
ENG 110 World Literature in English Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GLT GL Introductory survey of literature written in English by authors from regions outside the United States and the British Isles—the West Indies, India, Canada, Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.
ENG 115 Literature Off the Page Oral Communication This course teaches listening, speaking, and writing for oral delivery in the context of literature and literary studies. Students focus on dramatic and performative aspects of different literary genres (drama, poetry, fiction), practicing modes of ethical interpersonal communication as they develop their capacities in oral communication and persuasion.
ENG 123 Speaking Out for Change: Advocacy Communication Across Contexts Oral Communication This course teaches listening, speaking, and writing in public contexts, with special attention on embodied and multimodal delivery. Students practice interpersonal communication formally and informally as they develop their capacities in oral communication.
ENG 140 Literature, Health, & Wellness Health & Wellness An exploration of literature in relation to mental and physical health and wellness. Variable topics and time periods, with emphasis on how literature represents, challenges, and changes historical and contemporary ideas about health and well-being.
ENG 190 Literature, Gender, & Identity Diversity & Equity Examines representations of gender in literary and other texts (e.g., film and photography) as they relate to identities shaped by multiple structures or systems of community or exclusion, including, among others, sexuality, race, class, age, and ability.
ENG 201 European Literary Classics: Ancient to Renaissance Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GLT GL Critical reading and analysis of works in translation: Homer, Dante, Cervantes, and others.
ENG 204 Nonwestern Literary Classics Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GLT Reading and analysis of the most influential literary texts of Non-Western cultures, ancient through modern; readings include translations of prose and poetry from Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.
ENG 205 Sports and Literature Health & Wellness GLT Explores relationships between literature, culture, and sports; considers literary portrayals of exceptional and athletic bodies alongside investigations of athleticism, race, gender, and embodiment.
ENG 208 Topics in Global Literature Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GLT GL CW Variable topics, with emphasis on regional interconnections. Offerings may include Europe at War, World Women Writers, Literature and Revolution, and Holocaust Literature.
ENG 209 Topics in Non-Western Literature Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GLT Variable topics, with emphasis on regional interconnections. Offerings may include South Asian Diaspora, Comparative Indigenous Writings, Postcolonial Childhood, Afro-Caribbean Writers, and Australasian Writers.
ENG 210 Literature and the Arts Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts GLT CW Exploration of the relationships between literary and extraliterary arts such as music, visual arts, cinema, and architecture. Extraliterary focus will vary.
ENG 211 Major British Authors: Medieval to Eighteenth Century Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts GLT Major poets, dramatists, satirists read within the context of their times: Marie de France, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, Behn, Pope, Swift, and others.
ENG 212 Major British Authors: Romantic to Modern Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts GLT Major authors of the Romantic, Victorian and Modern periods studied in relation to their times and traditions: Wordsworth, Tennyson, Yeats, Joyce, and others.
ENG 215 Literature and Film Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts GFA Selected short stories, novels, plays, film scripts and their film versions, with emphasis on rendering literary values into film.
ENG 219 Journalism I: Fundamentals of Newswriting Written Communication CW Introduction to newspaper journalism. Emphasis on basic newswriting and reporting. Combines writing workshop and lecture.
ENG 223 Advocacy Writing Written Communication CW Course focused on public-oriented writing around topics linked to students' academic interests; students engage in reflection and develop public-facing arguments connected to an issue of concern for them.
ENG 230 Writing for the Workplace and Public Audiences Written Communication GRD Writing for diverse genres, contexts, and communities across a range of workplace and public settings.
ENG 235 Topics in Speculative Fiction Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts GLT Historical and critical study of texts from various kinds of speculative fiction, such as fantasy, science fiction, and utopian and/or dystopian writing.
ENG 240 Health and Wellness in Cultural Context Health & Wellness Study of the composition and language of texts related to health, medicine, and wellness in historical and contemporary cultural contexts in the following realms: personal, interpersonal, medical, public health, health policy.
ENG 251 Colonial and U.S. Literature to 1865 Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts GLT This course offers a survey of writings in the American colonies and the United States before the Civil War.
ENG 252 U.S. Literature Civil War to the Present Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts GLT This course is a survey of writing in the U. S. from the Civil War to the present.
ENG 262 Language and Society Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts GSB Introduction to language in its sociocultural context. Topics include geographical and social dialects, language and identity, domains of language use, language attitudes, and the nature of multilingual societies.
ENG 290 Social Movement and Social Justice Rhetorics Diversity & Equity GL Drawing on historical and contemporary social movements, the course focuses on verbal and non-verbal rhetorical strategies of groups and individuals attempting to effect social change, and their opponents' counter-strategies.
ENT 130 Entrepreneurship in a Sustainable Global Environment Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GL BE-S GCP Global forces will restructure the world economy for the foreseeable future. Entrepreneurship, sustainability, and innovation will drive companies and individuals and produce major changes within that environment.
ENT 201 Creativity, Innovation, and Vision Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Social and Behavioral Sciences GSB Creativity and innovation is examined through an interdisciplinary lens. We examine how creative and innovative thinking gives us the vision to see opportunities and how they impact society.
ENT 206 Start Something Globally Sustainable! Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning Students learn the basics of establishing a new business from idea to inception while identifying dynamic elements of culture and environmental systems through the finalized sustainable global business, esports application, and direct selling assignment. Students may have the opportunity for a loan to establish a viable business.
ENT 262 Ethical Issues in Entrepreneurship Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts GPR GN Application of ethical theory to global entrepreneurship; including entrepreneur's role in ethical actions, economic justice, responsibility, self and government regulation, conflict of interest, investment policy, advertising, and environmental responsibility, and application to direct selling.
FMS 115 Freshman Seminar in Reasoning and Discourse: Written Communication Written Communication GRD Instruction and practice in deliberative, informative, and reflective writing based on the study of primary texts. Emphasis on the writing/revising process and on critical reading.
FMS 116 Freshman Seminar in Reasoning and Discourse: Oral Communication Oral Communication GRD A course focused on oral communication and research-based analysis, argument, and critical reflection.
FMS 117 Freshman Seminar in Diversity and Equity Diversity & Equity A variable topics course that focuses on systems of oppression, structures of power, and institutions, while making connections to U. S. or global societies and examining intellectual traditions that address systems of injustice.
FMS 120 Freshman Seminar in Literature Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts GLT WI A study of major selected works in literature.
FMS 130 Freshman Seminar in Fine Arts Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts GFA WI An introductory study of selected topics in the fine arts (which include painting, sculpture, cinema, dance, music, and theatre).
FMS 134 Freshman Seminar in Global Engagement and Intercultural Learning Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning A variable topics course that focuses on similarities and differences across world cultures over time and emphasizes the development of global perspectives and skills to engage cross-culturally.
FMS 135 Freshman Seminar in Health and Wellness Health & Wellness A variable topics course that focuses on health and wellness, as well as information literacy.
FMS 140 Freshman Seminar in Philosophical, Religious, and Ethical Principles Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts GPR WI Studies of the philosophical, religious, and/or ethical traditions that have shaped societies in the past and present.
FMS 150 Freshman Seminar in Historical Perspectives Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts GHP WI GPM Introduction to the historical study of culture.
FMS 170 Freshman Seminar in Social and Behavioral Studies Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Social and Behavioral Sciences GSB WI Introduction to the scientific study of individuals, societies, and human institutions with an emphasis on the methods and results of investigations in these areas.
FMS 183 Freshman Seminar in Natural Science Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Natural Sciences GNS WI GPS Introduction to the study of natural science. Illustrates the nature of scientific inquiry and the formulation of hypotheses.
FMS 195 Freshman Seminar in Mathematics Quantitative Reasoning GMT Introduction to selected areas of study in the mathematical sciences.
FRE 101 Beginning French I Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GL FL GCP Introduction to the French language and the cultures of the French-speaking world. Emphasis on active listening, speaking, writing, and reading, and applied vocabulary.
FRE 102 Beginning French II Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GL FL GCP Continued study of the French language and the cultures of the French-speaking world at the introductory level. Emphasis on active listening, speaking, writing, and reading, and applied vocabulary.
FRE 203 Intermediate French I Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GL FL GCP Intermediate-level study of the French language and cultures of the French-speaking world. Emphasis on active listening, speaking, writing, and reading, and applied vocabulary.
FRE 204 Intermediate French II Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GL FL Continued study of the French language and cultures of the French-speaking world at the intermediate level. Emphasis on active listening, speaking, writing, and reading, and applied vocabulary.
FRE 232 Images of France and the Francophone World Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GL FL GCP A study in English of French and Francophone civilizations and cultures and their impact on modern Western culture. Emphasis on understanding present-day issues and evaluating stereotypical images.
FRE 241 Intermediate French: Culture and Business Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GL FL GCP Further study of intermediate-level French focusing on topics and vocabulary pertaining to the culture and business practices of present-day France. Emphasis on active speaking, reading, writing, and grammar.
FYE 101 Succeed at the G: Topics Foundations This course helps new students transition successfully to academic and student life. Students connect with the UNCG community, campus resources and opportunities, while developing skills essential for academic success, and beginning their journey to discovering their own purpose and potential. Topics addressed supplement discipline content, major, and professional progression.
GER 101 Beginning German I Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GL FL GCP First course in the introductory-level study of the German language and the cultures of the German-speaking world. Emphasis on active listening, speaking, writing, and reading, and applied vocabulary.
GER 102 Beginning German II Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GL FL GCP Second course in the introductory-level study of the German language and the cultures of the German-speaking world. Emphasis on active listening, speaking, writing, and reading, and applied vocabulary.
GER 203 Intermediate German Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GL FL GCP CW First course in the intermediate-level study of the German language and the cultures of the German-speaking world. Emphasis on active listening, speaking, writing, and reading, and applied vocabulary.
GER 204 Intermediate German Topics Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GL FL CW Second course in the intermediate-level study of the German language and the cultures of the German-speaking world. Emphasis on active listening, speaking, writing, and reading, and applied vocabulary.
GER 217 German Texts That Changed the World I - Read in English Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GLT GL CW Discussions and readings in English translation of some of the best works of German literature. 217–the Middle Ages, Baroque and Classical Periods, Romanticism, Realism. 218–Selected literary prose and poetry from the Bismarck era to the present.
GER 218 German Texts That Changed the World II - Read in English Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GLT GL CW Discussions and readings in English translation of some of the best works of German literature. 217–the Middle Ages, Baroque and Classical Periods, Romanticism, Realism. 218–Selected literary prose and poetry from the Bismarck era to the present.
GER 221 Sagas, Legends, Fairy Tales: Readings in English Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GLT GL CW Taught in translation. Myths of Northern Europe, their main personages and events as preserved in the heroic sagas and epics, traces of these myths in later literature, in folklore and art, history of their revival in the nineteenth century (Brothers Grimm, Richard Wagner), the variety of interpretations given to them.
GER 222 The Holocaust in Literature and Art Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GLT GL Interdisciplinary course exploring the history and legacy of the Holocaust in memoir literature, prose, poetry, art, and film. Taught in English or 300-level German.
GES 103 Introduction to Earth Science Data Analysis GNS GPS Survey of basic concepts and processes integrating the nature of the earth's three primary physical systems: the solid earth and continents; the ocean basins and the oceans; and the atmosphere's weather.
GES 104 World Regional Geography Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GSB GL Geographical criteria that define the major cultural and functional world regions. Emphasis on regional methods of geographical study, with applications to current world events and situations.
GES 105 Introduction to Human Geography Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Social and Behavioral Sciences GSB GN Introduction to geographical characteristics of population, political systems, settlement patterns, and cultural mosaics.
GES 108 Our Dynamic Planet Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Natural Sciences GNS ENV SUS GPS The earth's atmosphere, hydrological, and tectonic systems. Includes applications to natural resources management and environmental planning. Emphasis on human interactions with Earth's physical processes.
GES 111 Physical Geology Data Analysis GNS GPS Survey of tectonic and erosional processes, mountain building, rivers, glaciers, deserts, and coastal landform development.
GES 121 Introduction to Geographic Information Science Data Analysis GNS GPS Introduction to the fundamental concepts of geographical information science (geographic data acquisition, representation, analysis, and interpretation). Technologies reviewed include topographic mapping, global positioning systems, aerial photography, and satellite remote sensing.
GES 163 North Carolina Environments Foundations This interdisciplinary course provides a mountains-to-sea approach to places and people in North Carolina. Students address problem solving with UNCG as a living laboratory for environmental and sustainability issues.
HDF 111 Human Development Across the Life Span Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Social and Behavioral Sciences GSB Study of how development unfolds in diverse contexts and cultures from conception to death and how individual characteristics, relationships, and social settings influence cognitive, social, and psychological development.
HDF 112 Families and Close Relationships Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Social and Behavioral Sciences GSB Issues related to singlehood, partnership, and family relationships over time. Topics include love, sexual intimacy, dating, cohabitation, marriage, remarriage, parenting, divorce, and family violence.
HDF 201 Development of School-Age Children Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Social and Behavioral Sciences GSB Introduction to physical, social-emotional, and cognitive development of children age 5 to 12. Influence of families, culture, race/ethnicity, and teacher/school characteristics on children's development and school experiences emphasized.
HDF 202 Infant and Child Development Health & Wellness GSB An examination of development from conception through middle childhood across family, context, and culture. Explores variability in individual development and factors related to health and well-being.
HDF 203 Adolescent Development: From Puberty to Young Adulthood Diversity & Equity GSB An examination of development from early adolescence into young adulthood across family, context, and culture. Explores how political, social, and cultural systems shape development of adolescents and young adults from diverse backgrounds.
HDF 204 Adult Development Health & Wellness An examination of development from early through late adulthood across family, context, and culture. Explores individual and systemic variability in development and well-being.
HDF 221 Issues in Parenting Diversity & Equity GSB Examination of parenting behaviors from infancy through young adulthood across family, context, and culture. Explores how political, social, and cultural systems shape parenting choices, options, and experiences.
HEA 201 Personal Health Health & Wellness GSB Study of determinants of healthful and safe living for various age groups; emphasis on analyses and interpretations of research methods and findings within a social ecological conceptual framework.
HEA 210 Public Health and Film Health & Wellness Addresses critical issues in public health as they are portrayed in film. Emphasis on narrative storytelling as a method of engagement and exploration of ethics in public health.
HEA 260 Human Sexuality Health & Wellness GSB Study of psychosocial, biological, cultural, and developmental research aspects of human sexuality emphasizing methods of sexuality research, relationships, gender issues, intimacy, sexual response, reproduction, exploitation, and dysfunctions.
HHS 150 Design your Life III: Enhancing Personal and Academic Success Foundations Develop essential knowledge and skills to enhance personal and academic success, with emphasis on campus resources and services as explored through self-awareness, self-management, interdependence, and self-responsibility.
HIS 101 Contemporary World Foundations GHP GN GMO This course explores the historical background behind major issues of the contemporary world, including: colonialism/decolonization; the Cold War and other global conflicts; genocide; religious fundamentalism; and the role of women.
HIS 203 History of Africa to 1870 Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GHP GN GPM Early African empires, the spread of Islam, European exploration, the Atlantic slave trade and its effects, slavery in Africa, white settlement in South Africa.
HIS 204 History of Africa since 1870 Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GHP GN GMO Colonial partition, missionaries, wars of resistance, styles of colonial rule, development and underdevelopment, independence movements and de-colonization, neo-colonialism, capitalism and socialism, civil wars, apartheid in South Africa.
HIS 206 Topics in Premodern Western History Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts GHP GL GPM Cross-cultural themes in premodern continental European history explored in a world context, such as: History of Christianity; Atlantic Exploration and the Columbian Exchange; Everyday Life before 1750.
HIS 207 Topics in Premodern World History Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GHP GN GPM Cross-cultural themes in premodern African, Asian, or Latin American/Caribbean history explored in a world context, such as: Merchants, Trade, and Cultural Encounters; Islam in Asia and Africa; Ancient American Empires.
HIS 208 Topics on the West and the Modern World Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts GHP GL GMO Transnational themes in modern continental European history explored in a world context, such as: Emigration and Immigration; Nation States and National Identities; History of "Development"; European Expansion and Colonial Empires.
HIS 209 Topics in Modern World History Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GHP GN GMO Transnational themes in modern African, Asian, or Latin American/Caribbean history explored in a world context, such as: Borderlands, Frontier, and Cultural Change; Contradictions of Colonial Experience; Gender, Labor, and Modernization.
HIS 210 Human Rights in Modern World History Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GHP GL GMO A historical survey of human rights as a concept and political cause in international law, transnational movements, and global events from the 18th century to the present.
HIS 211 The United States: A General Survey to 1865 Diversity & Equity GHP GMO CW First semester: to 1865. Second semester: since 1865.
HIS 212 The United States: A General Survey Since 1865 Diversity & Equity GHP GMO CW First semester: to 1865. Second semester: since 1865.
HIS 213 Topics in American History Diversity & Equity GHP GMO Selected topics in American history at an introductory level. Topics may vary from colonial era through the twentieth century. This course stresses the analysis and interpretation of primary sources.
HIS 216 The Civilizations of Asia Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GHP GN GMO Impact of West on Asia and Asia's response; development of nationalism and Communism. Focus is on India, China, and Japan in nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
HIS 217 The World in the Twentieth Century Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GHP GN GMO Political, social, and economic forces affecting Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe. Issues include Cold War, imperialism, nationalism, terrorism, world war. Covers the twentieth century from 1900 to 1945.
HIS 218 The World since 1945 Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GHP GN GMO Political, social, and economic forces affecting Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe since 1945. Issues include Cold War, imperialism, nationalism, terrorism, and decolonization.
HIS 220 The Ancient World Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts GHP ARC GPM Early civilizations: Near Eastern, Egyptian, Greek, and Roman to Reign of Constantine.
HIS 221 Medieval Legacy Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts GHP GL GPM Survey of Western European history from the end of the Roman Empire to the fifteenth century exploring such varied aspects of the medieval experience as pilgrimage, crusade, peasant life, the emergence of national states, and the rise of the university.
HIS 222 Europe 1400-1789 Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts GHP GL GPM Survey of major socio-economic, political, and cultural trends in Europe from the Renaissance to the French Revolution.
HIS 223 European Revolutions, 1789-1989 Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts GHP GL GMO Survey of major socio-economic, political, and cultural trends in Europe from the French Revolution to the present.
HIS 239 The First America: Latin America, 1492-1830 Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GHP GN GMO Introduction to the early history of Latin America. Emphasis on the clash of cultures, Indian-Spanish relations, and the structure and mechanisms of empire.
HIS 240 (Dis)order and Progress: Latin America since 1810 Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GHP GMO Introduction to the political and economic history of Latin America since independence. Survey covers political dynamics, social transformations, and the evolution of export economics.
HSS 100 Honors College Foundations Seminar Foundations An intensive focus on the successful transition to UNCG and to the Honors College, combining university transition content, information literacy, and transferable skills acquisition to facilitate academic and personal development.
HSS 102 First-Year Seminar in Historical Perspectives: Modern Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GHP HSS GMO Historical study of human culture from the 17th century to the present.
HSS 105 First-Year Seminar in the Fine Arts Oral Communication GFA HSS Study of selected topics in the fine arts, which include painting, sculpture, cinema, dance, music, theatre, architecture, and design.
HSS 106 First-Year Seminar in Philosophical/Religious/Ethical Principles Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts GPR HSS Study of philosophical, religious, and ethical traditions that have shaped societies in the past and the present.
HSS 112 First-Year Seminar in Historical Perspectives: Modern Oral Communication GHP GN HSS GMO Historical study of human culture from the 17th century to the present.
HSS 116 First-Year Seminar in Philosophical/Religious/Ethical Principles Diversity & Equity GPR GN HSS Study of philosophical, religious, and ethical traditions that have shaped societies in the past and the present.
HSS 122 First-Year Seminar in Historical Perspectives: Modern Oral Communication GHP HSS Historical study of human culture from the 17th century to the present.
HSS 127 First-Year Seminar in Literature Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts HSS Study of works of literature and the social and historical contexts from which they come.
HSS 128 First-Year Seminar in Social and Behavioral Studies Diversity & Equity HSS Study of the interrelationship between individuals and society and of the social and intellectual contexts of events and situations.
HSS 138 First-Year Seminar in Cultural Anthropology Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GSB GN HSS Cultural anthropology attempts to stimulate interest in basic questions about human nature and human adaptation, including major theoretical approaches, the nature of field work, and an examination of selected topics.
HSS 140 Honors College Written Communication Seminar Written Communication An intensive focus on the teaching and learning of transferable writing strategies, including invention, arrangement, style, and revision.
HSS 141 Honors College Oral Communication Seminar Oral Communication An intensive focus on student development of oral communication knowledge and abilities, including presenting and interacting in contexts such as public speaking, interpersonal communication, and group communication.
HSS 142 Honors College Quantitative Reasoning Seminar Quantitative Reasoning An intensive focus on the application of mathematical reasoning to formulate and solve problems from a variety of contexts and real-world situations.
HSS 143 Honors College Health and Wellness Seminar Health & Wellness An intensive focus on the intersection of health and wellness and information literacy, with explicit instruction in how to understand decisions as they impact the health and wellness of individuals or communities.
HSS 144 Honors College Critical Thinking in the Humanities and Fine Arts Seminar Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts An intensive focus on foundational tools for reasoning, including constructing sound arguments; evaluating the quality of evidence; and forming judgments about the evidence, arguments, and conclusions of others in Humanities and Fine Arts disciplines.
HSS 145 Honors Critical Thinking and Inquiry in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Seminar Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Social and Behavioral Sciences An intensive focus on foundational tools for reasoning, including constructing sound arguments; evaluating the quality of evidence; and forming judgments about the evidence, arguments, and conclusions of others in Social and Behavioral Sciences disciplines.
HSS 146 Honors Critical Thinking and Inquiry in the Natural Sciences Seminar Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Natural Sciences An intensive focus on explaining, predicting, and reasoning about the behavior of natural systems, or the outcomes of observations or measurements; using arguments based on established scientific principles and models; and developing, deepening, refining, or extending concepts, principles, and models to explain natural systems, based on empirical observations.
HSS 147 Honors Global Engagement and Intercultural Learning Seminar Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning An intensive focus on knowledge and critical understanding of similarities and differences across world cultures over time, emphasizing the development of global perspectives and skills to engage cross-culturally.
HSS 148 Honors Diversity and Equity Seminar Diversity & Equity An intensive focus on systems of oppression, structures of power, and institutions, with connections to US or global societies and the examination of intellectual traditions that address systems of injustice.
HSS 149 Honors Data Analysis and Interpretation in the Natural Sciences Seminar Data Analysis An intensive focus on the role of quantitative data analysis and interpretation of empirical information in the development of scientific theories and models.
HSS 202 Seminar in Historical Perspectives: Modern Written Communication GHP HSS GMO Historical study of human culture from the 17th century to the present.
HSS 205 Seminar in the Fine Arts Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts GFA HSS Study of selected topics in the fine arts, which include painting, sculpture, cinema, dance, music, theatre, architecture, and design.
HSS 206 Seminar in Philosophical/Religious/Ethical Principles Diversity & Equity GPR HSS Study of philosophical, religious, and ethical traditions that have shaped societies in the past and the present.
HSS 207 Seminar in Literature Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts GLT HSS Study of works of literature and the social and historical contexts from which they come.
HSS 209 Seminar in Reasoning and Discourse Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts HSS Study of intellectual discourse, including the construction, analysis, and synthesis of written, oral, and/or visual arguments.
HSS 217 Seminar in Literature Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts GLT GN HSS Study of works of literature and the social and historical contexts from which they come.
HSS 218 Seminar in Social and Behavioral Studies Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Social and Behavioral Sciences GSB GN HSS Study of the interrelationship between individuals and society and of the social and intellectual contexts of events and situations.
HSS 223 Seminar in the Physical Sciences Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Natural Sciences GNS GL HSS GPS Study of physical sciences with attention to the methods of scientific investigation.
HSS 226 Seminar in Philosophical/Religious/Ethical Principles Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts GPR HSS Study of philosophical, religious, and ethical traditions that have shaped societies in the past and the present.
HSS 227 Seminar in Literature Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts GLT HSS Study of works of literature and the social and historical contexts from which they come.
HSS 228 Seminar in Social and Behavioral Studies Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GSB HSS Study of the interrelationship between individuals and society and of the social and intellectual contexts of events and situations.
HSS 240 Honors College Written Communication Seminar Written Communication An intensive focus on the teaching and learning of transferable writing strategies, including invention, arrangement, style, and revision.
HSS 241 Honors College Oral Communication Seminar Oral Communication An intensive focus on student development of oral communication knowledge and abilities, including presenting and interacting in contexts such as public speaking, interpersonal communication, and group communication.
HSS 243 Honors College Health and Wellness Seminar Health & Wellness An intensive focus on the intersection of health and wellness and information literacy, with explicit instruction in how to understand decisions as they impact the health and wellness of individuals or communities.
HSS 244 Honors College Critical Thinking in the Humanities and Fine Arts Seminar Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts An intensive focus on foundational tools for reasoning, including constructing sound arguments; evaluating the quality of evidence; and forming judgments about the evidence, arguments, and conclusions of others in Humanities and Fine Arts disciplines.
HSS 245 Honors Critical Thinking and Inquiry in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Seminar Critical Thinking and Inquiry in the Social and Behavioral Sciences An intensive focus on foundational tools for reasoning, including constructing sound arguments; evaluating the quality of evidence; and forming judgments about the evidence, arguments, and conclusions of others in Social and Behavioral Sciences disciplines.
HSS 246 Honors Critical Thinking and Inquiry in the Natural Sciences Seminar Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Natural Sciences An intensive focus on explaining, predicting, and reasoning about the behavior of natural systems, or the outcomes of observations or measurements; using arguments based on established scientific principles and models; and developing, deepening, refining, or extending concepts, principles, and models to explain natural systems, based on empirical observations.
HSS 247 Honors Global Engagement and Intercultural Learning Seminar Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning An intensive focus on knowledge and critical understanding of similarities and differences across world cultures over time, emphasizing the development of global perspectives and skills to engage cross-culturally.
HSS 248 Honors Diversity and Equity Seminar Diversity & Equity An intensive focus on systems of oppression, structures of power, and institutions, with connections to US or global societies and the examination of intellectual traditions that address systems of injustice.
HSS 249 Honors Data Analysis and Interpretation in the Natural Sciences Seminar Data Analysis An intensive focus on the role of quantitative data analysis and interpretation of empirical information in the development of scientific theories and models.
HTM 200 Introduction to Sustainable Development Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning ENV SUS BE-S Explores the social, environmental, and economic dimensions of sustainable development; introduces sustainable development concepts and challenges; prepares students for the application of these concepts in functional business contexts.
HTM 231 Tourism, Cultures, and Places Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GN A study of tourism as a vehicle for increasing understanding of cultural differences and spatial interaction within and between different ethnic, linguistic, and religious groups across the world.
IAR 124 Introduction to Sustainable Design Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts GPR ENV SUS This course will provide an overview of sustainable design and the various systems that contribute to it, including the building arts, business, logistics, manufacturing, and energy production.
IAR 221 History and Theory of Design I Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GFA ENV SUS Survey of design forms evolved in response to humankind's needs for community, architecture, furnishings, and artifacts, with development from prehistoric to modern eras in cultural, political, and technological contexts.
IAR 222 History and Theory of Design II Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GFA ENV SUS Survey of design forms evolved in response to humankind's needs for community, architecture, furnishings, and artifacts, with development from prehistoric to modern eras in cultural, political, and technological contexts.
IGS 200 Introduction to International and Global Studies Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GN IGS An interdisciplinary course introducing students to terms, concepts and approaches employed in discussing, analyzing, and responding to today's international and global issues, with an emphasis on the non-Western world.
IPS 201 Roadmaps to Degree Success Foundations Provides foundational information for undergraduate success at UNCG. Concepts for interdisciplinary study and the fundamentals of higher education are included. Fosters development through goal setting and planning exercises.
JNS 101 Elementary Japanese I Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GN FL GCP Introduction to the Japanese language and culture. Emphasis on basic writing systems (Hiragana, Katakana, Kanji), as well as on active listening, speaking, writing, and reading, and applied vocabulary.
JNS 102 Elementary Japanese II Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GN FL GCP Continued introduction to the Japanese language and culture. Emphasis on basic writing systems (Kanji), active listening, speaking, writing, and reading, and applied vocabulary.
JNS 203 Intermediate Japanese I Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GN FL GCP First course in the intermediate-level study of the Japanese language and culture. Emphasis on the further acquisition of Kanji, active listening, speaking, writing, and reading, and applied vocabulary.
JNS 204 Intermediate Japanese II Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GN FL CW Second course in the intermediate-level study of the Japanese language and culture. Emphasis on the further acquisition of Kanji, on active listening, speaking, writing, and reading, and applied vocabulary.
JNS 220 Modern Japan Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GN FL GCP Introduction to Japanese culture and society. This course examines Japan's modern development through selected topics on modern history, society, and pop-culture including media culture, film, and literature.
KIN 220 Lifetime Wellness Health & Wellness GNS GLS Evidence-based approach to understanding and applying scientific principles of wellness, fitness, and lifestyle management. Includes a personal wellness and/or fitness assessment and developing a plan for immediate and long-term improvement and maintenance.
LIS 199 Information Use in a Digital World Foundations GRD Prepares students to access, evaluate, and manage information to meet personal and academic needs. Focuses on personal information management, digital security/privacy, and ethical issues, including plagiarism, source citation, and fair-use.
LLC 120 Global Crossings: Topics in Images, Media, and Texts Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning BE-S This course explores global topics embodied in literature, film, music, art, and other cultural practices, from humanistic perspectives. Topics may include national identity, citizenship, immigration, space, memory, revolution, and hegemony.
LLC 130 Global Green: Cultures of Production and/or Consumption Diversity & Equity GLT GN ENV SUS BE-S This course explores global sustainability by tracing products from origin to consumer, examining related cultural practices, including those embodied in literature, film, music, and art. Topics include textiles, chocolate, tea, and ecotourism.
LLC 222 Foundational Topics in Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GLT GN Study of texts linking language areas and cultural traditions. Topics may include national identity, space, and memory as shaped by cultural intersections.
LLC 250 Global Cultures Through Film: Angles of Vision Diversity & Equity GN This course explores global topics embodied in films produced in different regions of the world. It provides diverse cultural frames of reference and alternative perspectives on current global issues.
MAT 105 Exploring Mathematics Foundations Introduction to modern mathematics through accessible tours of various topics, how they impact the real world, and how they are applied in a wide range of career paths. Example topics include fractals, data visualization, knot theory, and network science. Utilizing campus resources will also be covered.
MAT 112 Contemporary Topics in Mathematics Quantitative Reasoning GMT Introductory topics in mathematics, including set theory and reasoning in mathematical systems. Contemporary applications may include algorithms, consumer mathematics, cryptography, and geometry.
MAT 115 College Algebra Quantitative Reasoning GMT Algebraic expressions, exponents, radicals, factoring, solving equations and inequalities, graphing, polynomial and rational functions.
MAT 118 Algebra with Business Applications Quantitative Reasoning Introductory survey of algebra with emphasis on techniques and applications related to business and the social sciences.
MAT 120 Calculus with Business Applications Quantitative Reasoning GMT Introductory survey of differential calculus with emphasis on techniques and applications related to business and the social sciences. This course does not serve as a prerequisite for MAT 292 (Calculus II). This is a terminal course and not adequate preparation for MAT 292.
MAT 150 Precalculus I Quantitative Reasoning GMT Review of elementary algebra, equations, inequalities, relations, functions, transformations, graphing, complex numbers, polynomial and rational functions.
MAT 151 Precalculus II Quantitative Reasoning GMT Properties, graphs, and applications of exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric functions.
MAT 183 Mathematics for the Life Sciences Quantitative Reasoning Functions and sets, descriptive statistics, probability, population genetics, matrices, discrete time modeling, and use of computational tools and visualization of data.
MAT 190 Precalculus Quantitative Reasoning GMT This course covers essential prerequisites for calculus. Topics include functions and graphs, equations and inequalities, polynomial and rational functions, trigonometry, functions of trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic type.
MAT 191 Calculus I Quantitative Reasoning GMT Limits and introductory differential calculus of the algebraic and transcendental functions of one variable.
MAT 196 Calculus A Quantitative Reasoning Limits, differential calculus, and introductory integral calculus of algebraic and transcendental functions of one variable.
MAT 253 Discrete Mathematical Structures Quantitative Reasoning GMT A rigorous introduction to discrete mathematical structures, proof techniques, and programming. Topics include sets, functions, sequences, relations, induction, propositional and predicate logic, modular arithmetic, and mathematical programming.
MAT 292 Calculus II Quantitative Reasoning GMT Introductory integral calculus of the algebraic and transcendental functions of one variable, techniques of integration.
MAT 296 Calculus B Quantitative Reasoning Integral calculus of algebraic and transcendental functions of one variable, techniques of integration, applications of integration, infinite sequences and series, conic sections, and calculus in polar coordinates.
MST 225 Film Appreciation Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts GFA Analysis of selected, significant motion pictures of the world's cinema, from the silent period to the present.
MST 226 Television Appreciation Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts GFA Analysis of the cultural and artistic significance of selected television programs.
MUP 220 Making Music with Computers Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts GFA Hands-on introduction to using computers to create music. Topics include sequencing, editing, sampling, and looping. Software includes Garage Band, Logic Express, Reason, and Audacity.
MUS 109 Orientation to College and the Music Major Foundations The course will introduce students to the people and resources in the community, on campus, and within the CVPA and School of Music that can assist them in developing the general academic and musicianship skills needed to be successful as they consider their individual interests in music.
MUS 135 Musicology Research Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts GPR GN Introduction to the basic tools of musicological inquiry, including music vocabulary, reading in the discipline, basic library research, and expository writing; cultural awareness; attentive listening to Western and global music.
MUS 211 Topics in Pop Music Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts GFA Examines popular music in the context of social, cultural, and political climates. Illustrates how music is an inexorable agent of social change and identity. No previous musical experience required.
MUS 212 Topics in Hip Hop Diversity & Equity Examines Hip Hop music from 1970 through 2000 in the context of social, cultural, and political climates. Illustrates how the four art forms of Hip Hop are an inexorable agent of social change and identity. No previous music experience required.
MUS 214 Jazz Appreciation Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts GFA Introductory course focusing on jazz. Students gain understanding of aims and methods of artistic expression and the role of cultural traditions and artistic value in human society. No musical training required.
MUS 229 History of Rock Music Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts GFA Survey of rock music from the 1950s to the present. Emphasis will be placed on identifying specific styles and explaining the influence of key performers.
MUS 241 Music Appreciation Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts GFA GL Introduction to Western culture art music through a survey of its history, composers, forms, styles. Requires listening assignments and recital attendance. No musical training required.
MUS 242 Music for Film Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts GFA Familiarizes students with how music operates in films from the major film industries of the world, and introduces and engages musical-cinematic trends over the course of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
MUS 243 Music and Fairy Tales Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts Explores the connection between fairy tales and music, particularly regarding the changes these stories undergo when they shift medium. Assignments and class discussions focus on required reading, viewing, and listening in various genres, both classical and popular, including opera, musical theater, film, ballet, and song.
MUS 244 Music Cultures of the World Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GPR GN Survey of music cultures from around the world with emphasis on the socio-cultural context in which they are found.
NTR 213 Introductory Nutrition Health & Wellness GNS GLS Basic principles of human nutrition with emphasis on the nutrients and factors which affect their utilization in the human body.
PCS 112 Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Social and Behavioral Sciences GSB Explore sources of conflict, war, social oppression, and violence and the challenges of promoting peace and justice. Examine the strategies for introducing equitable and nonviolent methods for conflict transformation.
PCS 205 Violence in the Modern World Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GL Designed to provide a cross-disciplinary examination of violence and peace. Students will be engaged in an exploration of world issues and their impact at the local level.
PCS 215 Conflict Transformation Written Communication Examine the theory, practice, and narrative of conflict transformation. Transformative models, locally and globally, are explored and, the process of ending destructive action and promoting constructive change are engaged.
PCS 218 Managing Conflict in Professional Contexts Oral Communication Through the study and application of multiple theories, principles, and skills, students will learn about methods and processes for managing conflict in professional contexts.
PHI 111 Introduction to Philosophy Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts GPR Discussion of views and methods of major philosophers. Topics drawn from metaphysics and epistemology, such as the foundations and scope of human knowledge, personal identity, freedom and determinism, and the mind-body problem.
PHI 115 Critical Thinking Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts GRD Introduction to basic principles of reasoning and argumentation. Topics taken from syllogistic reasoning, probability, informal fallacies, the structural analysis of statements, and scientific methods.
PHI 119 Introduction to Ethics Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts GPR Fundamental questions of ethics, such as the nature of the distinction between good and evil, moral right and wrong, the foundation of moral judgments, relativism, absolutism, and subjectivism. Readings from major figures in the history of ethics.
PHI 121 Contemporary Moral Problems Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts GPR Philosophical readings and discussion of such current topics as abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment, censorship, sexual morality, affirmative action and preferential hiring, environmental ethics, population control, and the morality of war.
PHI 131 Science, Technology, & Society Foundations This course explores the relationship between science, technology, and society. Looking at historical and contemporary examples from the sciences, technology, arts, literature, and philosophy, we will discuss contemporary issues such as human enhancement, climate change, and artificial intelligence.
PHI 132 Free Will Foundations A Foundations Course looking at different conceptions of free will and what implications these have for how we evaluate the morality of actions. Readings from historical and contemporary sources.
PHI 133 Sex & Death Foundations This course deals with the moral status of behavior relating to sex and death, such as homosexuality, prostitution, surrogate pregnancy, abortion, war, capital punishment, and euthanasia. This course also provides foundational skills necessary for academic success at UNCG.
PHI 134 Sports & Philosophy Foundations This course focuses on the metaphysical and moral status of sports, including discussion of cheating, performance enhancing drugs, politics and sports, and sports issues relating to gender. This course also provides foundational skills necessary for academic success at UNCG.
PHI 135 God Foundations This course focuses on questions in the philosophy of religion relating to the existence of God, the possibility of evil, objective moral truth, divine attributes, and more. This course also provides foundational skills necessary for academic success at UNCG.
PHI 136 Philosophy of Education Foundations This course explores a variety of philosophical theories about the aims and nature of education, and addresses questions which arise from the application of these theories. Readings include representatives of traditionalist, nativist, progressive and liberatory theories of education.
PHI 137 Minds & Brains Foundations This course deals with philosophical questions concerning the human mind, its relation to the body, the brain, consciousness, what is sometimes called the "soul," etc. This course also provides foundational skills necessary for academic success at UNCG.
PHI 138 Good & Evil Foundations This course focuses on fundamental moral issues, including objective and subjective morality, whether the means justifies the ends, and the moral status of ordinary forms of behavior that we typically take to be unobjectionable. This course also provides foundational skills necessary for academic success at UNCG.
PHI 141 What Makes a Life Good? Health & Wellness This course is an introduction to philosophy through consideration of theories about what makes a life a good one, and the relation between one’s own well-being and the well-being of others.
PHI 202 Arguing About … Oral Communication This is a variable topic, debate-oriented course, with different themes in different semesters. Please contact the department, or see Banner, for information about a specific semester. Themes may include philosophical perspectives on: contemporary moral issues, ethical theory, topics in religion, political theory, the nature of free will, and so on.
PHI 220 Medical Ethics Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts GPR Moral problems in medicine including the patient's right to know, the confidentiality of doctor-patient communications, informed consent and experimentation with human subjects, abortion, euthanasia, socialized medicine, conflicts between medicine and religion, and genetic engineering.
PHI 221 Philosophical Concepts in Everyday Contexts Written Communication CW This course introduces students to philosophical problems that touch our lives, engaging two basic branches of philosophy: theory of knowledge and study of the nature of reality. This course will also focus heavily on the development of clear writing skills.
PHI 222 Ethics in the Computer Age Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts GPR The course will survey select moral problems arising from computer technology in contemporary life, focusing on analysis of specific problems, stakeholders, and consequences, and the historical impact of computer technology.
PHI 224 Philosophy of Race and Gender Diversity & Equity This course provides historical background for understanding racial inequalities, focuses on the concepts of race and gender and how they are connected to racism and sexism, and explores the concept of intersectionality.
PHI 225 Philosophy of Bodies Health & Wellness This course deals with philosophical questions regarding the human body, especially the ways in which how a normal body is defined impacts how we think about health, wellness, and disability. We will also look at imaginative alternatives for defining the human body, its possibilities, and its boundaries.
PHI 261 Ethical Issues in Business Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts GPR GN ENV SUS Ethical theory and its application to business: economic justice, corporate responsibility, self-regulation and government regulation, conflict of interest, investment policy, advertising, and environmental responsibility.
PHI 262 Ethical Issues in Entrepreneurship Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts GPR GN Application of ethical theory to global entrepreneurship; including entrepreneur's role in ethical actions, economic justice, responsibility, self and government regulation, conflict of interest, investment policy, advertising, and environmental responsibility, and application to direct selling.
PHI 275 Philosophy of Aging Diversity & Equity Are "you" the same "you" across a lifespan? What do we owe the elderly and our future, older selves? What is a good old age? How can age and ability-related discrimination affect the experience of growing old? This course engages these questions from various philosophical, interdisciplinary and international perspectives.
PHY 205 Conceptual Physics Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Natural Sciences GNS ENV SUS GPS Introduction to basic laws of physics made by extensive use of demonstrations. Concepts emphasized and mathematical manipulations held to a minimum.
PHY 211 General Physics I Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Natural Sciences GNS GPS Introduction of laws and properties of matter, sound, heat, optics, electricity, and magnetism. Algebra and trigonometry used in development of this material.
PHY 211A General Physics I Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Natural Sciences GNS GPS Introduction of laws and properties of matter, sound, heat, optics, electricity, and magnetism. Algebra and trigonometry used in development of this material.
PHY 212 General Physics II Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Natural Sciences GNS GPS Introduction of laws and properties of matter, sound, heat, optics, electricity, and magnetism. Algebra and trigonometry used in development of this material.
PHY 212A General Physics II Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Natural Sciences GNS GPS Introduction of laws and properties of matter, sound, heat, optics, electricity, and magnetism. Algebra and trigonometry used in development of this material.
PHY 291 General Physics I with Calculus Data Analysis GNS GPS Introduction to the laws and properties of mechanics and heat using calculus.
PHY 292 General Physics II with Calculus Data Analysis GPS Introduction to the laws and properties of electricity, magnetism, sound, and optics using calculus.
PSC 101 Politics in a Digital World Foundations GSB GPS Introduction to the analysis of politics (domestic and international) through the study of social media, databases, polls, blogs, and on-line news sources.
PSC 105 Exploring Political Issues Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts GPR Introduction to the main intellectual traditions of political science. Discusses basic problems, political ideologies, and competing theories of politics.
PSC 200 American Politics Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Social and Behavioral Sciences GSB Organization and behavior of the institutions, groups, and persons in American national government and politics. Introductory level course.
PSC 210 Introduction to Health Policies Health & Wellness GSB ENV SUS Analysis of governmental health policies with emphasis on the impact of these policies on the individual, states, and the nation.
PSC 240 The International System Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Social and Behavioral Sciences GSB GL FL GCP Introduction to international politics focusing upon major changes in the international system since 1945.
PSC 260 Introduction to Comparative Politics Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Social and Behavioral Sciences GSB GL Basic concepts and methods of comparative political analysis. Introduction to political institutions, processes, and problems of democratic, non-democratic, and transitional political systems.
PSC 270 Introduction to Political Theory Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Social and Behavioral Sciences GPR CW Examines the tradition of Western political thought beginning with Plato and ending with twentieth century philosophers. Topics include the nature and meaning of liberty, justice, and equality and the purpose of politics.
PSY 121 General Psychology Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Social and Behavioral Sciences GSB Survey of psychology. Includes psychology as science, nervous system, growth and development, sensory and perceptual processes, motivation, emotion, learning, social behavior, personality (normal and pathological), statistics, testing, intelligence, aptitudes, and achievement.
PSY 230 Biological Psychology Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Natural Sciences GNS GLS An introduction to the contributions of molecular, genetic, cellular, developmental, physiological, and evolutionary biology to the scientific understanding of psychological processes.
PSY 250 Developmental Psychology Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Social and Behavioral Sciences GSB Survey of scientific theories and research findings in human psychological development, including its biological, behavioral, cognitive, social, and emotional aspects.
PSY 260 Psychological Perspectives on Social Psychology Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Social and Behavioral Sciences GSB Survey of scientific theories and research on the nature, causes, and consequences of individual behavior in social context. Topics include relationships, groups, attitudes, persuasion, aggression, altruism, and prejudice.
RCO 101 College Writing I Written Communication GRD A course in academic writing, focusing on analysis, argument, and critical reflection using the tenets of rhetoric. Instruction in drafting, revising, and compilation of a final portfolio.
RCO 102 College Writing II Written Communication GRD A course in research-based writing, focused on analysis, argument, and critical reflection using the tenets of rhetoric. Instruction in research methodologies as relevant to college writing projects.
RCO 112 Contemporary Topics in Mathematics Quantitative Reasoning GMT Practical mathematical topics including set theory, properties and operations of number systems, algebra, geometry and consumer mathematics. Additional topics may be selected from logic, systems of numeration, and mathematical systems.
RCO 114 Elementary Introduction to Probability and Statistics Quantitative Reasoning GMT Survey of statistics intended for undergraduates in any discipline. Graphical displays, numerical measures, relationships between variables, elements of good data collection. Basic probability, introduction to inferential techniques including confidence intervals and significance testing. Emphasis on statistical literacy.
RCO 115 College Algebra Quantitative Reasoning GMT Algebraic expressions, exponents, radicals, factoring, solving equations and inequalities, graphing, polynomial and rational functions.
RCO 122 Beginning Spanish I Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GL Introduction to Spanish with practice in listening, speaking, writing, and reading. Students may not receive credit for both RCO 122 and SPA 101.
RCO 155 Residential College Seminar in the Art of Discourse Oral Communication GRD An introduction to discourse in global professional, social, digital, and academic contexts, with an emphasis on oral communication and professional written and digital documents.
RCO 181 Residential College Foundations Seminar Foundations An intensive focus on the successful transition to UNCG, combining university transition content, information literacy, and transferable skills acquisition to facilitate academic and personal development.
RCO 184 Residential College Quantitative Reasoning Seminar Quantitative Reasoning An intensive focus on the application of mathematical reasoning to formulate and solve problems from a variety of contexts and real-world situations.
RCO 185 Residential College Health & Wellness Seminar Health & Wellness An intensive focus on the intersection of health and wellness and information literacy, with explicit instruction in how to understand decisions as they impact the health and wellness of individuals or communities.
RCO 186 Residential College Critical Thinking and Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts Seminar Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts An intensive focus on foundational tools for reasoning, including constructing sound arguments; evaluating the quality of evidence; and forming judgments about the evidence, arguments, and conclusions of others in Humanities and Fine Arts disciplines.
RCO 187 Residential College Critical Thinking and Inquiry in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Seminar Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Social and Behavioral Sciences An intensive focus on foundational tools for reasoning, including constructing sound arguments; evaluating the quality of evidence; and forming judgments about the evidence, arguments, and conclusions of others in Social and Behavioral Sciences disciplines.
RCO 188 Residential College Critical Thinking in the Natural Sciences Seminar Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Natural Sciences An intensive focus on explaining, predicting, and reasoning about the behavior of natural systems, or the outcomes of observations or measurements; using arguments based on established scientific principles and models; and developing, deepening, refining, or extending concepts, principles, and models to explain natural systems, based on empirical observations.
RCO 189 Residential College Global Engagement and Intercultural Learning Seminar Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning An intensive focus on knowledge and critical understanding of similarities and differences across world cultures over time, emphasizing the development of global perspectives and skills to engage cross-culturally.
RCO 190 Residential College Diversity and Equity Seminar Diversity & Equity An intensive focus on systems of oppression, structures of power, and institutions, with connections to US or global societies and the examination of intellectual traditions that address systems of injustice.
RCO 191 Residential College Data Analysis and Interpretation in the Natural Sciences Seminar Data Analysis An intensive focus on the role of quantitative data analysis and interpretation of empirical information in the development of scientific theories and models.
RCO 192 Residential College Written Communication Capstone Written Communication An intensive focus on the teaching and learning of transferable writing strategies, including invention, arrangement, style, and revision.
RCO 193 Residential College Oral Communication Capstone Oral Communication An intensive focus on student development of oral communication knowledge and abilities, including presenting and interacting in contexts such as public speaking, interpersonal communication, and group communication.
RCO 206 Residential College Studies in the Arts Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts GFA Lecture and/or seminar in the arts.
RCO 211 Residential College Seminar in Historical Perspectives: Premodern Diversity & Equity GHP GN GPM Historical study of human culture from ancient times to the 17th century.
RCO 212 Residential College Seminar in Historical Perspectives: Modern Diversity & Equity GHP GN GMO Historical study of human culture from the 17th century to the present.
RCO 213 Residential College Seminar in Philosophical/Religious/Ethical Principles Diversity & Equity GPR GN Study of philosophical, religious, and ethical traditions that have shaped societies in the past and the present.
RCO 214 Residential College Seminar in Literature and Rhetoric Diversity & Equity GLT GN Study of works of literature and the social and historical contexts from which they come.
RCO 215 Residential College Seminar in Social and Behavioral Studies Diversity & Equity GSB GN Study of the interrelationship between individuals and society and of the social and intellectual contexts of events and situations.
RCO 221 Residential College Seminar in Historical Perspectives: Premodern Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GHP GL GPM Historical study of human culture from ancient times to the 17th century.
RCO 222 Residential College Seminar in Historical Perspectives: Modern Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GHP GL GMO Historical study of human culture from the 17th century to the present.
RCO 223 Residential College Seminar in Philosophical/Religious/Ethical Principles Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GPR GL Study of philosophical, religious, and ethical traditions that have shaped societies in the past and the present.
RCO 224 Residential College Seminar in Literature and Rhetoric Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GLT GL Study of works of literature and the social and historical contexts from which they come.
RCO 225 Residential College Seminar in Social and Behavioral Studies Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GSB GL Study of the interrelationship between individuals and society and of the social and intellectual contexts of events and situations.
RCO 226 Residential College Seminar in Fine Arts Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GFA GL A historical survey of various art form(s) within historical, cultural, and material contexts. Students will explore the art form(s) through historical texts that emphasize artistic technique and production.
RCO 252 Introductory Concepts in Biology Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Natural Sciences GNS GLS Introduction to major concepts in biology for students who do not plan to take additional biology courses. Explores basic aspects of biology, including genetics, physiology, and ecology. Specific topics may include conservation biology, biotechnology, and current issues.
RCO 255 Introductory Concepts in Earth Science Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Natural Sciences GNS GPS Survey of basic concepts and processes. Integration of issues pertaining to environmental sustainability with the nature of the earth's three primary physical systems: the solid earth and continents; the ocean basins and the oceans; and the atmosphere's weather.
RCO 273 General Psychology Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Social and Behavioral Sciences GSB Survey of psychology. Includes psychology as science, nervous system, growth and development, sensory and perceptual processes, motivation, emotion, learning, social behavior, personality (normal and pathological), statistics, testing, intelligence, aptitudes, and achievement.
REL 100 Introduction to World Religions Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning This course introduces major religious traditions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. We will begin with a brief survey of theoretical approaches to the study of religion. Topics of study will include each tradition’s historical origins, conceptions of the sacred, rituals and practices, and contemporary trends.
REL 101 Introduction to Religious Studies Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts GPR GL Inquiry into religion through consideration of forms, patterns, categories, symbols, and practices which characterize various religious experiences.
REL 102 Faith, Culture, and Community in Greensboro Foundations Introduces students to study of religion, with emphasis on religious/cultural diversity in Greensboro/Guilford County. It provides students with an understanding of major religious/cultural groups in the area through site visits, readings, lectures, and guest speakers, as well as develops foundational college skills and familiarity with key programs on campus.
REL 103 Sex, Death, and Spirituality Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts Evaluates answers to the question, “Is love stronger than death?” Examines love, death, and the body in thinkers belonging to one or more religious traditions. May be repeated if topic changes.
REL 104 Religion, Ritual, and the Arts Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GPR A study of how myths and stories are used in ritual and the arts. The specific traditions treated will vary.
REL 105 Islam and Popular Culture: Ms. Marvel, Movies, and Hip-Hop Hijabis Diversity & Equity Explores how Muslim Americans express their religious identities through comic books, hip hop, movies, and other forms of popular culture.
REL 108 Religion and Food Health & Wellness This course will explain and compare Hindu, Jain, Christian, Jewish and Muslim foodways and evaluations of food. In the process of this comparative study, we will appraise how each of tradition conceptualizes wellness, and evaluates eating, feeding, overeating, dieting and fasting to promote or impede upon wellness.
REL 109 Religion and Contemporary Culture Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GPR Understandings of religion as shaped by contemporary social institutions, the arts, politics, and philosophy.
REL 111 Introduction to Asian Religion Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GPR Comparative study of Asian religions and their contributions to modern religious self-understanding, focusing critically and evaluatively on such patterns of expression as myth, ritual, and social forms.
REL 112 Spirituality, Health, and Wellness Health & Wellness This course examines the intersections of spirituality, health, and wellness across diverse cultures and religious traditions.
REL 113 Supernatural Encounters Foundations Concepts of the “supernatural ” have shaped religious imaginaries of cultures/societies throughout history. To gain insights into historical/cultural contexts of these concepts, this course surveys beliefs/practices associated with supernatural beings and forces. The scope of this survey will include, but not be limited to Eastern, Western, and Indigenous Religions.
REL 115 Religion and Science Diversity & Equity This course is a study of the relationship between religion and science. Primary but not exclusive emphasis will be placed on the religion-science debates as they have developed in relation to modern science and understandings of Western theism.
REL 132 Religious Diversity in America Diversity & Equity American religion has been defined by immigration and new religious movements, creating a staggering array of religious communities in the United States. This course introduces the diversity of religions in the United States and focuses on the difference between encounter, tolerance, religious creativity, and pluralism.
REL 201 The Bible in Western Culture Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts GPR GL Study of significant themes and issues in the Bible and their expression in the religious literature and history of Europe and America.
REL 202 Hebrew Bible Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GHP GPM Study of the Hebrew scriptures (the Old Testament) in historical, sociological, and literary context.
REL 204 New Testament and the Origins of Christianity Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GHP GPM Study of the New Testament texts in their historical, sociological, and literary contexts.
REL 207 Critical Thinking about Religion, Faith and Spirituality: Selected Topics Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts GPR Exploration of ways in which religion, faith and sprituality have been understood in the context of the eclipse of religion in Western culture from the Enlightenment to the present.
REL 209 Elements of Christian Thought Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GPR GL Investigates the coherence of Christian accounts of such topics as incarnation, trinity, creation, evil, sacraments, the body, and salvation.
REL 210 Christianity to the Reformation Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GHP GL GPM Study of classic Christian texts, symbols, rituals, and social movements to the dawn of the Reformation.
REL 212 Christianity from the Reformation to the Present Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GHP GL GMO Examination of a range of themes in the history of Christian thought from the sixteenth century to present, through reading of a variety of texts representative of Christian traditions.
REL 215 Judaism Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GHP GL GPM Introductory study of Judaism, its history, texts, life, and thought.
REL 220 East Asian Religions Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning A study of the religions of East Asia in the classical and modern periods focusing on thought, ritual, social structure, and aesthetics.
REL 221 Buddhism Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GPR GN Introduction to the origin, development, and impact of Buddhism in Asian cultures. Focus on religious doctrines, forms of community, religious practices, techniques, art and iconography, and the implications of the Buddhist perspective for the contemporary world in both Asia and the West.
REL 223 Hinduism Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GPR GN Introduction to the Hindu religious tradition, its myths, rituals, music, social structure, and philosophical thought.
REL 224 Yoga: Theory And Practice Health & Wellness This course will introduce the broad array of mental and bodily disciplines and philosophies that fall under the term “yoga”. Exploring foundational texts and contemporary yoga communities, we will identify and compare how various strands of yoga understand, define and pursue holistic wellness through bodily and mental disciplines.
REL 225 Islam Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GPR GN Introduction to origins of Islam and its development as a world religion focusing on doctrine, ritual practices, and community structures.
REL 226 Approaches to the Qur'an Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts GPR GN CW Study of significant themes and stories of the Qur'an, with an emphasis on diversity of interpretations.
REL 229 Introduction to African American Religions Diversity & Equity GHP GMO Examination of the diverse beliefs and practices of African American religious traditions and their development in the Americas.
REL 231 Religion in America Diversity & Equity GHP GMO Diverse religious traditions and thinkers that have played a significant role in the history of the United States from Native American beginnings to the present.
REL 233 Witches, Spirits, and Metaphysicalism in America Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts CW This course focuses on the traditions of paganism, the occult, and metaphysicalism in the US. We will learn about New England witches, Black conjure, spiritualist seances, and the flowering of New Age and Neopaganism in the twentieth century. We will also consider how these traditions relate to institutional religion.
REL 234 Religion and Race in the Americas Diversity & Equity This course focuses on race as a component of religious experience as well as the role of religion in “racialization.” We will focus on the Iberian categories of “bad blood,” Afro-Atlantic religions, Nation of Islam, Mormons and whiteness, and the role of Christianity in American white supremacy.
REL 236 Politics and Religion Foundations This course examines politics and religion in North America, Europe, and Asia. The class also focuses heavily on building foundational academic skills and acquainting students with university services and learning resources.
REL 241 Jewish Bioethics Health & Wellness This course explores topics in contemporary Jewish Bioethics, including maintaining health, bodily integrity, vaccination, mental health, genetic testing, contraception and abortion, and end of life care.
REL 242 Jews, Bodies, Race Diversity & Equity This course explores global Jewish diversity, perceptions of Jewish bodies, and past and present uses of the terms "Jew" and "Hebrew" as racial categories.
REL 245 Video Games and The Problem of Evil Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts Using a wide range of topics, analytical theories and methods, as well as ethical perspectives, the course introduces students to the concept of evil, digital media, networked society and consumer culture through the critical interpretation of video gaming.
REL 249 Religion and Public Health Health & Wellness CW This course examines both the compatibility and conflict between religious perspectives and the scientific foundations of public health. Emphasis will be focused on the cultural influence of religion on individual and community attitudes toward health care practices and how these influence achieving and maintaining public health goals.
REL 250 Religious Traditions and Care of the Earth Diversity & Equity GN ENV SUS Examination of the thought, ethics, and practice of major religious traditions and worldviews with regards to the care of the earth. Emphasis on non-Western, indigenous, and ecofeminist traditions.
RUS 101 Elementary Russian I Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GN FL First course in the introductory-level study of the Russian language and the cultures of the Russian-speaking world. Emphasis on active listening, speaking, writing, and reading, and applied vocabulary.
RUS 102 Elementary Russian II Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GN FL Second course in the introductory-level study of the Russian language and the cultures of the Russian-speaking world. Emphasis on active listening, speaking, writing, and reading, and applied vocabulary.
RUS 203 Intermediate Russian I Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GN FL First course in the intermediate-level study of the Russian language and the cultures of the Russian-speaking world. Emphasis on active listening, speaking, writing, and reading, and applied vocabulary.
RUS 204 Intermediate Russian II Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GN FL CW Second course in the intermediate-level study of the Russian language and the cultures of the Russian-speaking world. Emphasis on active listening, speaking, writing, and reading, and applied vocabulary.
SES 240 Communication Development in Children Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Social and Behavioral Sciences GSB Psychosociolinguistic and developmental processes in the acquisition of communication in typically developing children. Emphasis on interpersonal communication patterns in diverse cultures that contribute to and influence social interaction.
SES 242 Introduction to Exceptional Children: Early Years Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Social and Behavioral Sciences GSB Provides an overview to early childhood special education. Issues related to legislation, identification, characteristics, family roles, and programmatic concerns will be addressed.
SES 252 Survey of Learning and Behavior Differences Written Communication Overview of learning and behavior differences as related to special education. Addresses etiology prevalence, characteristics, diagnosis, and treatment. Historical and legal aspects of educational programs also are addressed.
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Social and Behavioral Sciences GSB Scientific study of social behavior including factors involved in functioning and development of human society such as culture, identity, social organization, institutions, stratification, social process, and social change.
SOC 201 Social Problems Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Analysis of contemporary social problems from a sociological perspective.
SOC 202 Social Problems in Global Context Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GSB GL ENV SUS This course examines causes of and responses to critical social problems in different world regions with a focus on the dimensions and impacts of globalization.
SOC 222 Sociology of Deviant Behavior Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Social and Behavioral Sciences GSB Social processes in the creation and maintenance of deviant populations: classification, objectification of social meanings, functions of subcultures and social outcomes of the deviance-ascription process. Includes core sociological concepts, methods, and theories.
SPA 101 Beginning Spanish I Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GL FL Introduction to the Spanish language and the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. Emphasis on active listening, speaking, writing, and reading, and applied vocabulary. Equivalent to SPA 121; students may not receive credit for both SPA 101 and SPA 121.
SPA 102 Beginning Spanish II Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GL FL Continued study of the Spanish language and the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world at the introductory level. Emphasis on active listening, speaking, writing, and reading, and applied vocabulary.
SPA 105 Applied Beginning Spanish Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GL Intensive practice in beginning Spanish. Active use of language skills: listening, speaking, writing, reading. Review and further study of basic Spanish structures and vocabulary. Includes study of cultural topics.
SPA 203 Intermediate Spanish I Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GL FL Intermediate-level study of the Spanish language and cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. Emphasis on active listening, speaking, writing, and reading, and applied vocabulary.
SPA 204 Intermediate Spanish II Global Engagement & Intercultural Learning GL FL Continued study of the Spanish language and cultures of the Spanish-speaking world at the intermediate level. Emphasis on active listening, speaking, writing, and reading, and applied vocabulary.
STA 108 Elementary Introduction to Probability and Statistics Quantitative Reasoning GMT ENV SUS Survey of statistics intended for undergraduates in any discipline. Graphical displays, numerical measures, relationships between variables, elements of good data collection. Basic probability, introduction to inferential techniques including confidence intervals and significance testing. Emphasis on statistical literacy.
THR 100 Perspectives in the Theatre Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts GFA Theatre as an art form centers around how the actor, director, designers, etc. collaborate. Traversing a diverse collection of plays and performances, students consider how multiple perspectives of story, contexts, and aesthetics inform the creative process. Comprised of lectures, demonstrations, and classroom investigations of drama.
THR 101 Theatre First Year Foundations Foundations Introduction to the people and resources that can assist new students in developing academic skills, while also helping students gain an understanding of the workings of the School of Theatre. Students will also develop introductory tools in theatrical critique, qualitative research, and critical thinking.
THR 110 Designing Weddings and Other Ceremonies Critical Thinking & Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts GFA GN This course explores how to design local ceremonies associated with life transitions (birthdays, initiations, weddings, and memorials), while considering theatre design elements and ritual found in comparable non-Western cultures.
THR 130 Actors and Acting: Simple Actions to Superheroes Oral Communication GFA Understanding and appreciation of the problems, demands, and disciplines of the actor's art, including works for both stage and film.
THR 135 The Business of Entertainment: Broadway to Hollywood Oral Communication Examination of the business of theatre and acting, the entertainment industry and the major theatre and film markets in the United States. Preparation for launch into theatre related professions, including communication skills, contracts, budgeting, financial planning, preparing professional "industry-standard" materials, representation, interviews and networking.
THR 231 Acting I Oral Communication Introduction to the ideas of Konstantin Stanislavsky's system for modern acting. Voice and movement warm-up exercises along with beginning acting exercises that culminate in basic scene study.
WGS 224 Philosophy of Race and Gender Diversity & Equity This course provides historical background for understanding racial inequalities, focuses on the concepts of race and gender and how they are connected to racism and sexism, and explores the concept of intersectionality.
WGS 250 An Introduction to Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Diversity & Equity GSB WGS An interdisciplinary introduction to frameworks and approaches in the field of women's, gender and sexuality studies.
WGS 270 Introduction to LGBTQI Studies Diversity & Equity WGS An introduction to the academic study of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex histories, experiences, and cultures.
WGS 280 Women's Health and Bodies Health & Wellness How politics and culture shape ideas about diverse women's health and bodies. Topics include gender, race, sexuality, disability, reproduction, disease, violence, and the health care system.