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  • The African Experience

    The African Experience integrates the study of history, cultures, societies, and modern literature to provide a holistic view of this strategically important and richly varied continent. Students are introduced to recent African history, the societies and cultures of sub-Saharan Africa, and works by some of the best writers in Africa today.

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    • IGEN 314 Recent African History

      This interdisciplinary course examines African history since 1600 with an emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa. Students use cultural studies and works of modern literature to help explore the historical complexities of this diverse continent.
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    • IGEN 324 African Cultures

      This interdisciplinary course examines major cultural groups and modern societies of sub-Saharan Africa. Students use case studies, works of fiction, and historical analysis to gain a deeper appreciation for the challenges faced by African people in post-colonial times.
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    • IGEN 334 Modern African Literature

      Students investigate African cultures and recent African history through literary works of Africa’s best modern writers.
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  • America Unguarded? Protecting the Homeland – Land, Air, and Sea

    This course is focused around three main themes: "The Do's and Don'ts of Investigations and Information Gathering"; "From Case Management to Court Room: Enhancing Case Prosecution"; and "Security and Law Enforcement – The Constitutional Umbrella." It will examine the history of the modern fact-finder, as well as cover the basic methods of investigation, emphasizing physical and electronic surveillance, interviewing, database and record-searching and essential role and use of the internet and technology in modern investigations. It includes the necessity of understanding probability and uncertainty, recognizing distortion and limits of accuracy, and using logic and scientific methodology.

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  • Communicating for Results

    This course cluster provides an overview of public speaking from the three perspectives: the speaker, the audience, and the occasion.

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    • CA 109 Oral Communication Skills

      This course will help the student develop and apply the skills necessary to design and deliver an effective and well organized speech. The course provides instruction in the preparation and delivery of informative and persuasive speeches. The course develops competencies in the areas of critical thinking, organization of thought, creativity, planning and organizing, and public speaking.
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    • IGEN 110 Audience Connections

      Provides instruction in research, including audience analysis, and the effective adaptation of speeches to audience and situation.
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    • IGEN 111 Great Speakers and Speeches in History

      Analyzes speakers and speeches in historical context with emphasis on communicating ethically, credibility, and reasoning and logic.
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  • Communication in Everyday Life

    Look further into commonly used communication. You will study the influence of mass media and popular culture on the family, models of healthy family communication, and typical means of expression in both personal and public contexts. Explore direct application of health communication concepts and models, beginning with the interpersonal (family communication) and ending with an online research project (mass media).

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    • CA 203 Understanding Mass Media

      This course examines the origins, development, and current role of mass media in shaping and reflecting society. Emphasis is placed on informed, critical consumption of mass media products and processes.
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    • CA 315 Health Communication

      This course examines the theory and practice of health communication. Emphasis is placed on interpersonal relationships, social and cultural issues, and mediated messages concerning health communication. Prerequisite: CA 109
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    • CA 320 Family Communication

      Introduces concepts and case studies of communication related to the family. Provides wide range of family communication models and theories related to functional families and positive communication. Competencies in the areas of conflict, interpersonal communication, ethics, and leadership are addressed. Prerequisite: CA 109
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  • Composition, Character, and Comedy

    This course cluster combines instruction in analytical writing with an introduction to virtue ethics. Various types of comedy from different time periods are analyzed from the perspective of virtue ethics. The concepts of virtue, vice, happiness, and character are thoroughly explored.

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    • EN 101 Composition I

      This course offers instruction in the principles of written communication and practice in writing, with emphasis on paragraph construction and the essay form.
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    • EN 260 Comedy on Stage and Screen

      The purpose of this course is to reveal the serious art that lies behind every successful comedy. The course analyzes the genre of comedy in its most hilarious and original manifestations in the theater, in movies, and on television. Classic and contemporary works are examined.
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    • IGEN 160 Introduction to Virtue Ethics

      An introduction to that branch of ethics known as virtue ethics, this course focuses on the development of character through the cultivation of classical virtues. The insights of classical philosophy about the concepts of virtue, vice, character, the good, happiness, love, and justice are compared and contrasted with the insights of more contemporary philosophers.
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  • Consumer Nation: Why We Shop Until We Drop

    Trace the rise of American consumer culture from its origins in the Protestant Reformation, to the time of our nation's founding, through the Industrial Revolution, to its present expression in the shopping mall. Using interdisciplinary texts, you will explore the historical, economic, philosophic, social, cultural, and behavioral implications of this vital and dynamic economy. Topics include consumerism in world and American history, the cultural and social history of shopping, the rise of the department store and the shopping mall, the commoditization of value, and the transformation of American culture.

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    • IGEN 301 The Origins of American Consumerism

      Explores the origins of American consumerism—how our nation achieved one of the world’s highest standards of per capita wealth by the time of its founding and today enjoys the highest standard of living in the world. The course identifies and analyzes economic, intellectual, historical, and philosophical influences that have shaped our consumer culture.
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    • IGEN 311 The New Consumer Culture: The Department Store and the Dawn of Modern Advertising

      Traces the development of the new consumer culture from the Industrial Revolution to the birth of the department store, modern advertising, and the modern consumer economy. Investigates the story of this transformation of American culture by examining the historical, economic, philosophical, religious, and literary record.
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    • IGEN 321 A Nation of Consumers: The “Malling” of America

      Investigates the shopping mall as an economic reality, as well as a transformational agent of American culture. The course traces the origins and growth of the American shopping mall as an agent and response to our vital consumer culture and examines the story of the shopping mall in the light of historical, economic, philosophical, and literary texts.
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  • Corporate Communication

    Corporate communication professionals must have knowledge of and be able to manage an array of communication situations and media. In this course students will learn the basics of how to create messages and manage various corporate communication situations.

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    • CA 326 Introduction to Corporate Communication

      This course is designed to provide a foundation for understanding professional communication and for developing basic corporate communication skills. This course orients the student to essential features of communication and develops competencies in conceptualizing oral and written communication and problem solving. Prerequisite: CA 109
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    • CA 400 Managing Internal Communication

      This course introduces the practices and principles of communicating with internal stakeholders—specifically employees. The course emphasizes interactive employee communication programs, strategies and the manager’s role in establishing an environment that encourages dialogue and the flow of information. Prerequisite: CA 109
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    • CA 426 Building Effective Organizations

      This course focuses on training the competent communicator to train others in the organization. The course also emphasizes developing the skills necessary to design and develop interventions. Competencies include problem solving, coordinating and visioning. Prerequisite: CA 109
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  • Critical Thinking in the Real World

    Consists of three interrelated explorations of the nature, importance, and application of critical thinking to our everyday lives. IGEN 102 Using Critical Thinking with Mathematics and Statistics is an examination of how the power of numbers and logic can be used to understand and manage our thinking and deal with the world around us. IGEN 202 Using Critical Thinking to Understand Western Civilization provides critical perspectives on Western Civilization and Culture. IGEN 220 Using Critical Thinking to Understand Human Behavior applies critical thinking skills to many of the varied forms of human behavior including our own emotions and use of reason.

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    • IGEN 102 Using Critical Thinking with Mathematics and Statistics

      This course examines how the power of numbers can help explain our lives and the world around us, from scheduling delays, to amortization schedules, from compound interest to car loans, chance, voting patterns, gambling odds, and modern physics.
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    • IGEN 202 Using Critical Thinking to Understand Western Civilization

      This course provides critical perspectives on Western Civilization and Culture. Besides examining the contributions of the Greeks, Romans, and Medieval and Renaissance Europeans, this course also investigates the Age of Science and Reason, the growth of democracy, modern capitalism and technology, and the Post-Modern world. Key concepts examined in the course include Western views of society, reason, mathematics, faith, science, religion, property, wealth, capitalism, progress, rights, democracy, and the state.
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    • IGEN 220 Using Critical Thinking to Understand Human Behavior

      This course applies critical thinking skills to human behavior. Topics include the self in society, truth versus beliefs, human nature and its origins, love, sex, and friendship, personal and social morality, learning and creativity, work and recreation, law, government, democracy, change and progress, war and peace, thought about God, and hope for the future.
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  • Effectively Communicating Yourself

    Through this combination of courses, you will directly apply course material to how you communicate effectively with individuals and in group situations. Learn the importance of sensitivity to non-verbal message exchange in formal and informal professional situations. You will study communication events requiring direct questioning to help you increase your interviewing skill. You will learn the necessary elements for formally presenting yourself and your message to both small and large audiences. Throughout this cluster, you will receive guidance to improve your performance in any communication event by focusing on intrapersonal, interpersonal, and audience situations.

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    • CA 303 Nonverbal Communication

      Theory and application of nonverbal communication theories directed toward improved understanding of self and others in a variety of communication contexts. Presents terminology, concepts, and models of nonverbal communication. Competencies in the areas of effective social interaction, intercultural awareness, conversational adaptability, self-awareness, and relational communication are addressed. Prerequisite: CA 109
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    • CA 401 Professional Communication

      Provides instruction on strategies, techniques, and models of professional communication. Develops and applies speaking skills at various communication levels and in a variety of contexts. Integrates course material into workplace environments. Addresses competencies in the areas of persuasive speaking, organization of thought, planning and organizing, and ability to conceptualize.
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    • CA 404 Interviewing

      Provides instruction in effective interviewing techniques and strategies. Addresses models and concepts relevant to interviewing and introduces opportunities for direct application of course material. Addresses competencies in the areas of managing conflict, decision making, ethics, listening, interpersonal communication, and problem solving. Prerequisite: CA 109
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  • Elder Care

    This cluster provides students a contrast of normal aging with the effects of disease on aging emphasizing psychosocial changes. Students will analyze the human resource and environment of care elements needed to provide care to the elderly in a variety of settings.

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    • HHS 315 Normal Aging and Disease Changes

      The student will contrast the normal changes of aging against those caused by disease or injury. This will include psychosocial changes and the effect of societal and economic pressures on the elderly.
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    • HHS 320 Human Resource Management

      The student will develop policies that include federal, state, and local laws as they relate to resident care and employee interactions. They will analyze the aspects of planning, implementing and evaluation of recruitment, performance appraisal, training, marketing, confidentiality, and cultural diversity for healthcare employees.
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    • HHS 330 Environment of Care (EOC) Management

      In this course the student will investigate three facets critical to long term healthcare facility management: Safety, Finance, and Patient Care including federal, state and local inspections and regulations.
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  • In Sickness and in Health

    This cluster examines relevant topics in anatomy, illness, and injuries in the context of the Hippocratic philosophy. Students will analyze the impact of germs on history, cultures and present day events in healthcare.

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  • Journeys of Awareness: Reading Books, People, and the Environment

    This course cluster uses contemporary temperament, intelligence, brain studies, and journey literature to analyze professional, personal, and literary environments. It also examines the fundamentals of summary, analysis, synthesis, and research-based writing, and provides opportunities for the intensive writing engagement that leads to significant solidification of writing skills.

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    • EN 102 Composition II

      This course offers instruction in three basic modes of composition: summary, critique, and synthesis. It also examines the methodology of research and applies summary, critique, and synthesis in the construction of a research-based essay. Prerequisites: EN 101
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    • IGEN 292 Temperament and Intelligence

      This course examines temperament and intelligence as they relate to learning and future success. It uses temperament analysis, multiple intelligences, and distinctions between types of minds and neurobiology to contrast active and passive living.

    • IGEN 293 Journeys of the Human Spirit in the Arts

      This course examines literature and artwork representative of the varying journeys of the human spirit. It will emphasize the triumph of the spirit even in the face of bleak and desolate external landscapes.

  • The Kirkpatrick Signature Series

    The Kirkpatrick Signature Series is the intellectual linchpin of the General Education component of Bellevue University's institutional mission. The series focuses on the institutions and traditions of Western Civilization that have achieved unprecedented success in the United States, and it finds ground for intellectual, social, and cultural progress in the productive tensions between tradition and change, and freedom and responsibility. It highlights the importance of active citizenship in a rapidly changing world, one in which popular government, the Western tradition, and American values are sometimes severely tested. The series emphasizes intense involvement in active intellectual and experiential learning— affirming the values of limited government, popular rule, entrepreneurial processes, and reflective inquiry.

    The Kirkpatrick Signature Series fits an information age philosophy and reflects a dynamic approach to the complex realities of life in the 21st Century.

    Founded in 2008 as an extension of the Signature Series, the University's Center for American Vision and Values is an educational and research institute, dedicated to the exploration and promulgation of ideas and beliefs that have contributed to American exceptionalism.

    Through the Kirkpatrick Signature Series, lectures, debates, research, a Visiting Scholars Program, a student Junior Fellows Program, and other educational outreach initiatives, the Center for American Vision and Values examines, with academic, community, and corporate participants, the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, and traditional American values and beliefs—values inherent in successful entrepreneurial and corporate cultures, as well as in the Midwestern ethic that has guided Bellevue University toward its success.

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    • LA 400 American Vision and Values

      Focuses on the political and philosophical traditions of the western world, especially as they are found in the American vision and embedded in the values, traditions, documents, and institutions of the United States.
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    • LA 410 Tradition and Change

      Begins with world traditions and investigates how social, economic, intellectual, and moral forces of change act against them. The course focuses on the tensions between tradition and change in the production of intellectual, social, and cultural progress. The course emphasizes intense student involvement in a comprehensive learning experience, culminating in a formal written thesis that confronts the values of limited government, popular rule, entrepreneurial processes, and reflective inquiry.
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    • LA 420 Freedom and Responsibility

      Focuses on the institutions and traditions of Western civilization that are found at the core of American democracy. Central focus is on the balanced relationship between freedom and the responsibilities involved in the ongoing maintenance of freedom in a just and productive society.
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  • Making Positive Life Choices (Web)

    Address adult developmental questions by selecting and analyzing personally useful models and theories in the areas of identity, happiness, achievement, performance, creativity, and wisdom. A secondary concern of the course is to help you learn how to judge the value of the many popular self-help books on the market. Completing a life vision portfolio that includes analysis of a variety of models, theories, stories, and examples (e.g. psychological, philosophical, literary) ties together all the themes of this course cluster as a basis for assessing your own skills and life situation. On the basis of your conclusions, you will propose important areas for challenging yourself in the future.

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    • HS 452 Positive Models of Self-Determination and Happiness

      This course addresses the topics of self-determination and happiness within the theoretical area of psychology referred to as “positive psychology.” Students explore issues such as how managing the quality of one’s emotional life is a foundation for self-determination. Traditional developmental and personality theories are integrated with positive psychology strategies to support efforts to apply the theoretical and empirical models of self-determination and happiness to their own lives.
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    • HS 453 Positive Models of Achievement and Performance

      This course addresses the topics of achievement and performance within the theoretical area of psychology referred to as “positive psychology.” Traditional trait or aptitude theories of achievement are contrasted with theories grounded in attitude and performance changes that involve active pursuit of important life goals. Performance quality is analyzed as the foundation of achievement and a strengths based perspective is used to guide students’ applications of the positive psychology, theoretical, and empirical models of performance and achievement to their own lives.
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    • HS 454 Positive Models of Creativity and Wisdom

      This course addresses the topics of creativity and wisdom within the theoretical area of psychology referred to as “positive psychology.” Traditional trait or personality theories of creativity and wisdom are contrasted with theories of active skill development. A strengths-based perspective is used to guide students’ applications of the positive psychology theoretical and empirical models of creativity and wisdom to their own lives.
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  • Managing Diversity in the Workplace

    The workplace of today is diverse, dynamic, and highly competitive. Students in this cluster of courses learn how to work, manage, and lead more effectively in organizational cultures which embrace the opportunities and benefits of diversity in the workplace. Upon successful completion of this course cluster the student can request a "Certificate of Completion."

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    • IGEN 317 Working Towards a Culture of Inclusion

      As organizations move toward inclusion as a means of leveraging diversity, it is imperative that employees understand the importance of inclusion, as well as the ways in which culture and identity influence our perceptions and behaviors in the workplace. Important skills include self- and cultural awareness, viewing issues from multiple perspectives, and managing bias.
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    • IGEN 318 Leading a Diverse Workforce

      An effective organization must create a culture which embraces diversity. Business leaders need to promote and communicate inclusive attitudes and policies in order to capitalize on a diverse labor force. Important skills include welcoming a pluralistic workforce, mentoring potential talents, evaluating performance objectively, and resolving cultural conflicts in the workplace.
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    • IGEN 319 Creating Value from Diversity in the Workplace

      Globalization has increased competitive pressures and opened up new opportunities. Organizations must monitor political, legal, economic, and demographic trends which can alter the workplace environment for entire industries. At the organizational level, leaders need to gauge the impact of diversity initiatives and adjust strategies appropriately based on evidence from established metrics.
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  • One World: Many People, Many Faiths

    This is an introduction to the many peoples, faiths, and cultures of the world. Special attention will be given to the geography, personal experiences, and religions of the family of humans.

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    • IGEN 231 One World- Many People

      This course is an introduction to the many peoples and cultures of the world. Special attention will be given to the geography and identity of the major human communities on the planet.
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    • IGEN 232 One World- Many Stories

      This course is an introduction to the variety of experiences and stories of the world’s people. Special attention will be given to autobiographical accounts of individuals as they deal with the traditions and lifestyles of their unique cultures.
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    • IGEN 233 One World-Many Faiths

      This course is an introduction to the major religious faiths of the world. Special attention will be given to the beliefs, practices, stories, writings, and ethics of the world’s largest religious traditions.
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  • Perspectives of Human Communication

    You will use communication theories and principles that cover many areas of life (personal, work, and social) to improve your communication skills in a variety of contexts. You will directly apply course material, address areas for personal improvement, and expand your range of appropriate and successful communication behaviors. Students must take CA 109 prior to enrolling in the Perspectives of Human Communication cluster.

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    • CA 204 Interpersonal Communication

      Introduces concepts and basic theories of interpersonal communication. Provides opportunities to identify areas for personal improvement and to increase one’s repertoire of communication behavior choices. Competencies in the areas of listening, perceiving, integrating, and conveying information are addressed.
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    • CA 304 Gender Communication

      Provides a comprehensive view of gender communication as it relates to its prevalence and impact in society. Research of gender communication serves to enhance greater understanding of the oppressive nature of gender communication and its influence on society. Competencies in the areas of perception, adaptability, critical thinking, and innovation are addressed. Prerequisite: CA 109
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    • CA 317 Psychology of Communication

      Introduces theories and concepts that connect psychology and communication. Presents terminology, research opportunities, and direct application of social cognition skills required to be a competent communicator in an ever-changing world. Competencies in the areas of critical thinking, identifying manipulation and influence, detecting deception, and managing conflict are addressed. Prerequisite: CA 109
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  • The Real Bottom Line: Money and the Meaning of Life

    Through careful reading and thoughtful analysis of literature, philosophical and economic texts, films, and case studies, you will identify and evaluate some of the central ethical, social, and personal meanings of money. The course explores what we will do for money and what, by its presence or absence, it does to us. You will investigate money's role in the creation of individual and group identities; in the functioning of personal, social, political, and business relationships; and in the formulation of personal and public codes of ethics. This class is offered in a seminar format, focusing on discussion rather than lecture.

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    • BPUE 280 Seminar in Professional Studies

      An analysis of recent books on business, management, and leadership that challenges the wisdom of current practices. The course brings you up to date while challenging assumptions on fundamental issues.
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    • ISPS 290 Money and Morality

      An interdisciplinary course, topics include postmodernism, consumerism, free market economics, Keynesianism, Marxism, shopping malls, whistle blowing, insider trading, corporate responsibility, and more.
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    • LITC 297 Literature and the Marketplace

      Explores economic themes in English and American literature, using critical approaches (Marxist, feminist, post-structural, psychoanalytical) to come to terms with the texts. The course includes such works as Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice, Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Henry James’ Washington Square, and Arthur Miller’s Death of a salesman.

  • Scaring You to Death: Stephen King and the Art and History of Horror

    Provides the student interested in the fiction of Stephen King, horror fiction, and horror film with a general introduction to the contributions Stephen King has made to horror literature, with a history of the development of horror fiction and horror film, with the aesthetics of works of horror, and with the religious and philosophical implications of horror.

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    • EN 340 Stephen King

      This course examines the novels of Stephen King as part of the Gothic and horror traditions in literature.
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    • EN 341 The History of Horror

      This course offers a chronological historical survey of horror fiction, examining its Gothic precursors and its origin in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and the stories of Edgar Allan Poe. The course examines major works and major types of horror fiction, such as the mad scientist story, the vampire story, the ghost story, and the supernatural horror story.
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    • EN 342 The Horror Film

      This course examines horror film as a major type of popular cinema, with its roots in the German expressionist and psychological realist traditions of cinematic art.
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  • Socrates Meets Seinfeld and the Simpsons

    This course cluster examines three fundamental questions: What can we learn about ourselves and the culture in which we live from popular culture satire as presented in the media, especially television? What perspective does the history of human intellectual and technological achievement provide us for our lives in the present? Finally, how can we use the answers to the two questions above to help us live more fulfilling lives?

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  • Staying Human in a Digital World

    This nine credit course cluster examines the impact of emerging technologies on our ways of thinking, feeling, and living. Students should expect a fast-paced, entertaining, thought-provoking look at the effects of technology on modern life. The three courses investigate ways that people can harness technology to foster timeless human virtues of community, creativity, and communication, rather than reinforcing potentially dangerous trends toward computerized isolation, conformity, and confusion.

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    • IGEN 230 Digital Storytelling

      This course examines the processes and tools used in combining digital imagery and narration into a visual story. The application of storyboards, introductory level software, and the development of a personal voice will be used to develop a concept into a finished project.
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    • IGEN 330 Societies in the Information Age

      The information age has brought fundamental changes in how people live, work, and play. This course provides students with a much-needed framework for understanding the ways in which technologies transform and are transformed by societies. Students will explore the impact of technologies, both past and present, on our human relationships and cultural institutions.
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    • IGEN 331 Ethics, Privacy, and Quality of Life in a Digital World

      Technological innovations should prompt us to pause and consider questions of ethics, privacy, and quality of life before the innovations are embraced or rejected at home or at work. Accordingly, classroom activities, discussions, and assignments will prompt students to connect professional codes of ethics to the use of current and emerging technologies and reflect on the ethical and social issues being raised.
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  • Triumph of the Nerds: Are Computers Destroying Our Culture and Stripping Us of Our Humanity – Or Not?

    This interdisciplinary course cluster is for you whether you are a technical or non-technical student. It will provide you with a history of the PC, using as its basis the PBS video series, Triumph of the Nerds, and Robert X. Cringely's companion text, Accidental Empires: How the Boys of Silicon Valley Made Their Millions, Battle Foreign Competition, and Still Can't Get a Date. You will investigate works of literature dealing with technology and its inevitable ethical concerns, and conclude with works that explore the personal, cultural, and social implications of computers and their accompanying technology. This class is offered in a seminar format, focusing on discussion rather than lecture.

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    • HISC 298 Technology and Social History

      Study of societal development through technological changes. Inventions and processes in a historical timeline are studied to evaluate the influence each has had on humanity, culture, and social institutions.

    • ISPS 250 Triumph of the Nerds: An Irreverent History of the PC

      A self-study, video course (based on the PBS series) in which students explore the history and development of the PC; learn about the key players, companies, and technologies; appreciate the market forces at play; and identify and analyze the effects of computers on people and society. The course is designed for both technical and nontechnical students.
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    • LITC 298 Literature and Technology

      Explores the constructive and destructive potentials of technology and the manager’s ethical responsibilities as liaison between technical and humanistic constituencies. The course includes such works as Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein, Kurt Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle and Player Piano, Anthony Burgess’ Clockwork Orange, and Jerzi Kosinski’s Being There.
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  • Voices in Healthcare

    This cluster is designed to inform and challenge students in their understanding of the diversity in healthcare options for consumers. Special emphases focus on the cultural, educational, environmental and social factors impacting health. Students will investigate how these factors affect communication and education between healthcare consumers and their providers.

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    • IGEN 235 Current Health Issues

      In this course the student will learn about the population of healthcare consumers noting the cultural, educational, environmental, and social factors impacting health. The students will also analyze the dynamic changes in health education for both the consumer and the providers of healthcare in the United States.
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    • IGEN 245 Health Education Across the Lifespan

      In this course the students will investigate the diversity of both the consumers and providers of healthcare and how that effects education and communication challenges. Students will explore age specific concerns, the disadvantaged population, and the mental health population and propose solutions to specific public health issues.
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    • IGEN 255 A Healthcare Dialogue

      In this course the students will review the age specific concerns of the elderly and how they will impact healthcare as a whole in the United States. They will explore leadership roles and responsibilities for consumer and provider communication on a variety of issues including ethics within their facilities. Finally, students will complete a project that involves communication solutions for a concern in their individual workplace.
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