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Title   Offering Standing Credits Credits When F W S Su Description Preparatory Faculty Days of Week Multiple Standings Start Quarters
Dangerous Ladies: A History of Significant Women of Color in the 20th Century

Barbara Laners

cultural studies gender and women's studies history sociology 

  Program FR - SRFreshmen - Senior 8 08 Day SuSummer This class will examine the role of women of color in the development of America's social, economic, legal, and political history. It will focus on issues ranging from suffrage to the civil rights movement and beyond; all aspects of the gender/racial gap in those spheres will be explored. history, law, teaching, sociology, political science, social services Barbara Laners Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer

Paul McCreary


  Program FR - SRFreshmen - Senior 4, 8 04 08 Day SuSummer Each student will begin working where their current skill level is. Appropriate skill levels for the course include algebra, calculus, and any in between. We will directly confront the fears and phobias that many of us feel and help to move beyond those fears. All students will support each other and also receive tutoring help from other students in the class. Because different texts will be used for different students, please contact the instructor before purchasing a text. This course will count towards requirements for becoming elementary, middle, or high school teachers. Students registering for 4 credits will attend only 10a-1p Tue/Wed and 10a-noon Thu. science, technology, mathematics, teaching Paul McCreary Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer
Personality Theories and Counseling Techniques

Kelly Brown

health psychology 

  Program FR - SRFreshmen - Senior 4, 8 04 08 Day SuSummer Students will develop an understanding of the major theories of personality and the counseling techniques that are used in treatment. During the first half of the program, students will explore ideas which look at what accounts for individual differences among people, why people might act in the ways in which they do, and why they might change. In the second half, students will learn counseling skills and techniques. Students will be able to apply their knowledge of various theories and techniques to case examples and other real-life scenarios. Students may attend either the first half, the second half, or both. psychology, social work Kelly Brown Wed Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer
Quantitative Research Design and Statistics

Tyrus Smith


  Course FR - SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Day SuSummer This course will explore various approaches to applying quantitative reasoning and statistics to perform data analysis.  Course content will focus on increasing students' understanding of quantitative research design and linking methods of data collection to procedures for data analysis in the social sciences.  Within this context, students will demonstrate the ability to correctly calculate and interpret descriptive and inferential statistics.  This includes learning how to select and apply statistical tests for the proper situations.  Statistical tests introduced in this course include the t-test, correlation, and regression.  Student work will consist of in-class workshops, take-home assignments, and computer exercises. Tyrus Smith Mon Tue Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer
Therapy Through the Arts

Gilda Sheppard and Carl Waluconis

psychology visual arts 

  Program FR - SRFreshmen - Senior 8, 16 08 16 Day and Evening SuSummer The course explores the role that movement, visual art, music, writing, and media play in problem-solving and the resolution of internalized fear, conflicts, or blocks.  Through hands-on activities, field trips, readings films/video, writing, and guest speakers, students discover sources of imagery as tools to awaken creative problem solving from two perspectives: creator and viewer.  Students interested in human services, media, and education will find this course engaging.  There are no prerequisite art classes or training required, and students can enroll in the course a second time. (Equivalencies and content will be enhanced for returning students.) Students may attend either day or evening sessions.  Gilda Sheppard Carl Waluconis Mon Tue Wed Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer
With Liberty and Justice for Whom?

Barbara Laners, Arlen Speights, Erin Ceragioli, Anthony Zaragoza, Dorothy Anderson, Mingxia Li, Artee Young, Paul McCreary, Tyrus Smith, Gilda Sheppard and Peter Bacho

biology community studies ecology education environmental studies health history law and public policy leadership studies mathematics media studies political science sociology sustainability studies writing 

  Program JR - SRJunior - Senior 16 16 Day FFall WWinter SSpring The faculty and students will embark upon a thorough study of the origins and current status of justice in American society. From an interdisciplinary perspective, we will consider various definitions and theories of justice, review the way justice is carried out in different settings and historical periods and examine the possibility of achieving truly just social institutions. Topics to be considered include: social and environmental justice, just political and economic systems, criminal justice, just healthcare and educational access, representations of justice in media, as well as concepts of equity, fairness and equality. By the end of the academic year we will be able to offer concrete recommendations as to the steps necessary to achieve justice for all in our society. The theme for quarter is . We will lay the foundation for the rest of the year, both substantively and in terms of the tools necessary to operate effectively in the learning community. We will explore the concept of justice as it is explicated in theory, history and practice. The concept will be analyzed from both the perspectives of the legal system and moral teachings. In seminars, we will read and analyze texts dealing with issues that have historically raised questions of whether justice was achieved. Students will examine their personal experiences with justice issues by constructing an autobiographical memoir. Our work will be supplemented with a series of courses designed to assure literacy with words, numbers and images. Students will have the opportunity to hone their skills in critical reasoning, research and the use of multimedia and computers. quarter's theme is . We will look at specific contemporary societal issues in justice viewed from a variety of institutional perspectives, most notably justice in education, health care, law, science, government and politics. Students will investigate specific justice issues of interest with the purpose of identifying a particular problem, defining its dimensions, determining its causes and establishing action plans for its remedy. In the , the theme will progress to This final quarter will be devoted to the design and implementation of projects aimed at addressing the issues of injustice identified in the winter quarter. Seminar groups will combine their efforts to undertake actual programs aimed at assisting the community in righting a current injustice or providing greater justice for the community. The projects may take the form of educational events, publications, multimedia presentations or art installations, to help the community find higher levels of justice. Courses will assist in the successful implementation and evaluation of the student group activities. advocacy, art and art history, bioethics, biology, community development, counseling, critical thinking, composition, education, environmental science, history, law and public policy, literature, mathematics and statistics, multimedia and arts production, organizational leadership, political economy, public administration, public health, research methodology, quantitative reasoning, social sciences, social work, and sustainability. Barbara Laners Arlen Speights Erin Ceragioli Anthony Zaragoza Dorothy Anderson Mingxia Li Artee Young Paul McCreary Tyrus Smith Gilda Sheppard Peter Bacho Junior JR Senior SR Fall
Writing Beyond the Basics

Peter Bacho

communications literature writing 

  Program FR - SRFreshmen - Senior 4, 8 04 08 Day SuSummer This two session class will enhance writing skills needed for communicating with academic and popular audiences. During the first session, students will study effective editing, advanced composition, and MLA formatting while focusing on projects associated with the dissemination of community resource materials such as editorials and position papers. During the second session, students will study creative writing. They will focus on creating a credible protagonist, building tension, developing cohesive and dramatically effective plots, and reading their work before other members of the workshop. communications, public policy, literature (teaching), literary criticism (teaching and writing) Peter Bacho Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer