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Summer Scholar Course Descriptions

ANTHROPOLOGY

ANT 101-21 Introduction to Anthropology (3 credits)

This course introduces students to the basic concepts, theories and methodologies in anthropology by focusing on the classic four fields of the discipline: physical anthropology, archaeology, linguistics and cultural anthropology. This course focuses on the evolution of the human species and theories of early culture, the reconstruction of the past through archaeological analysis, the structure and usage of language as part of culture, and the description and analysis of societies and cultures utilizing comparative theories and methodologies in cultural anthropology. No prerequisite. Fulfills Core requirement(s): DIV.

 

ART 

ART-243 -21 Color Photography (3 credits)

A studio course in which the creative aspects of color digital photography are explored. Shooting assignments are structured to explore both the visual and emotional aspects of color and to develop a personal approach to color image making. Students will have the opportunity to sign out digital SLR cameras for shooting assignments. No prerequisites. A compact digital camera or digital SLR camera is required. Fulfills Core: VPA. Note: There is a lab fee associated with this course.

 

 

ART-260-21 Sculpture (3 credits)

This studio course introduces students to artistic practice in three dimensions using a variety of materials and approaches. Problems require students to address materials in terms of cultural and historical context as well as space and environment. Assignments will utilize a variety of mediums including traditional (wood, plaster, clay) and non-traditional (fabric, found objects, etc.). No prerequisite. Note: There is a lab fee associated with this course. Fulfills Core requirement(s): VPA.

 

 

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

BSC 111-21 Ecology and the Environment (3 credits)

This course focuses on basic ecological principles, especially the effects of human activities on our life-supporting environment. No prerequisite. Three hours lecture/ week. Does not carry biology major credit. This course may not be taken by biology majors as a free elective. Minors should consult with the department chair.



CHEMISTRY

CHM 151-21 - Chemical Principles I (3 credits)

An integrated approach to many of the major concepts of chemistry with approximately equal emphasis on general descriptive chemistry and introduction to theoretical chemistry. Topics include atomic and molecular theory, periodic properties, chemical equations and stoichiometry. CHM 151 and CHM 151L are to be taken concurrently, except by permission of the department chair. Prerequisite: High school chemistry or permission of the department chair.

 

CHM 151L-21 - Chemical Principles I  (1 credit)

An integrated approach to many of the major concepts of chemistry with approximately equal emphasis on general descriptive chemistry and introduction to theoretical chemistry. Topics include atomic and molecular theory, periodic properties, chemical equations and stoichiometry. Prerequisite:  High school chemistry. Note:  CHM 151 and CHM 151L are normally taken concurrently but only CHM 151 is offered this session.  (Lab is 1 Credit)



COMMUNICATIONS


CMM 201-21 Fundamentals of Speech (3 credits)

Essentials of voice production, oral interpretation, speech organization and use of supporting materials; preparation and delivery of speech materials; group and panel discussion.

 
 
ECONOMICS

ECO 113-21  Principles of Microeconomics - (3 credits)  

In this course the student pursues general understanding of the methodology used in economics. Topics studied emphasize models of behavior of consumers and producers as individual participants in the economic system. No prerequisites.

 

ECO 114-21 Principles of Macroeconomics - (3 credits)  

The course focuses on using economics methodology in the study of macroeconomic principles. Important topics for consideration include derivation of the GNP and the impact of fiscal and monetary policy on output, employment and the price level. No prerequisites.

 


EDUCATION 


EDU 105-21 Teaching in a Diverse Society 
(3 credits) 

This course is required of all students seeking New York state teacher certification. This course will provide an introduction to education and the profession of teaching in a democratic society. It will explore teaching from a practical as well as a theoretical point of view. An introduction to the historical, philosophical and sociological approach to the study of education in the United States will be studied while examining cultural pluralism and its impact on the American system of education. Multicultural education, the teaching of English to speakers of other languages, teaching students with disabilities and other aspects of our diverse society will be discussed.


FINANCE

FIN 201-21 Personal Finance (3 credits)

A survey of the business and economic decisions that an individual makes in his or her personal life. Information base covers; savings, general investing, credit and critical thinking skills with respect to personal financial planning concepts. Course will be taught in Le Moyne's newly established Trading Center to provide real world investment experience and provife students with the opportunity to manage their own personal mock investment portfolio. Open to both non-business and business students.

 

HISTORY

HST 111-21 Western Civilization II  (3 credits)

 

This coure surveys the most important developments, issues, accomplishments and problems of Western civilization since the eighteenth century discusses the impact of that civilization on major world civilizations, and examines the development of African, Asian, Islamic, Native American and Latin American civilizations since the eighteenth century. A research paper is required of all students.

 


MUSIC

MUS 121 - 21 Musical Theatre History (3 credits)

Students will study the development of musical theatre, ranging from the dramas of ancient Greece to the megamusicals of today. Students will also study the theatrical review, utilizing this knowledge to critique filmed and live performances. Along the way, students will recognize the link between the development of the musical and societal trends and events. 



PHILOSOPHY
 

PHL 110-21 Introduction to Philosophy (3 credits)

As a writing instructional course, this course introduces students to the practice of philosophy and to some of the central questions, modes of inquiry, and forms of analysis and argumentation that distinguish philosophy from other ways of understanding ourselves and our world. Organized around the themes of "the human condition" and "the examined life", the course engages students in reflective dialogue about central concepts that define the human condition (e.g., knowledge and understanding, beauty and value, justice and community, transcendence and the divine, etc.). By linking rigorous analysis with the engages reflection on the concrete task of living an examined life, PHL 110 exemplifies the core value of Le Moyne's Jesuit educational mission of educating both the hearts and minds of our students. Prerequisite: WRT 101 or permission of the department chair.

 



POLITICAL SCIENCE

PSC 101-21 American National Politics (3 credits)  

A study of the institutions, culture, ideologies and political processes that go into the making of government and politics in the United States on the national level. A one-credit service learning experience may be offered in conjunction for non-majors. This course, and the service learning experience integrated into it, are required of all political science majors.

 

PSYCHOLOGY
 

PSY 101-21 Introductory Psychology (3 credits)

 

A one semester broad overview of contemporary psychology-its diverse approaches to the understanding of behavior and the basic principles and research findings associated with each of these approaches. Specific areas of psychological inquiry discussed include physiological, cognitive and social psychology; learning, sensation and perception; emotion and motivation; personality and psychopathology. This course is a prerequisite for most psychology courses.

 
SOCIOLOGY

SOC 101-21 Introductory Sociology  (3 credits) 

An introduction to sociology's contributions toward an understanding of men and women and their social world. The course examines social interaction as the basis of social behavior and the foundation of social groups. Sociological concepts and methodology are used to provide meaning and understanding of such phenomena as gender roles, the development of the self, the family, social class and stratification, deviant behavior, behavior in organizations and bureaucracy, urban life, power and politics and social change. Required of all sociology majors. No prerequisite.

WRITING

WRT 101-21 Critical Writing (3 credits)

Practice in the skills of critical thinking, critical reading, and especially critical writing. Students will analyze selected essays and articles in conjunction with frequent writing assignments. Students will be expected to gain and demonstrate college-level proficiency in critical reading, critical writing, and standard English grammar and usage.

 

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