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Short Form Composition and ReportingThis course emphasizes both process and real-time writing. Students will develop the ability to accurately produce on-the-spot writing for a variety of occasions that call for an accelerated writing process. This may include summary, reaction, analysis, evaluation, and reporting. Students will also develop more extensive pieces that incorporate essential skills of library literacy, source evaluation, and source integration. Throughout the course, students will sharpen their observation skills, awareness of audience and purpose, and critical thinking.4Qualifying score on writing assessment test OR ENGL1021 or ENGL1026 and Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0921. Basic computer literacy skills requiredENGL2050View
Technical WritingThis course will enhance students` abilities to write effective technical reports. Emphasis will be on effective writing styles, audience analysis, ethics, intercultural issues, documentation of sources, designing visual aides, and practicing outlining techniques to create instructions and process reports. Students also will plan, organize, and complete a persuasive proposal.3Qualifying score on writing assessment test OR ENGL1021 or ENGL1026 and Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0921. Basic computer literacy skills requiredENGL2125View
Introduction to Creative WritingThis introductory course will provide a broad overview of creative writing. Emphasis will be on short stories, nonfiction, memoir, playwriting, and essays. Students will study the work of published authors, complete short writing assignments, and complete a substantial creative piece in the genre of their choice.3Qualifying score on writing assessment test OR ENGL1021 or ENGL1026 and Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0921. Basic computer literacy skills requiredENGL2130View
Writing and ResearchThis course emphasizes the process of writing expository and persuasive essays using effective writing skills and a variety of research techniques. Students will also gain skills in critical reading and logical reasoning.4Qualifying score on writing assessment test OR ENGL1021 or ENGL1026 and Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0921. Basic computer literacy skills requiredENGL2121View
EthicsThis course is an introduction to ethics and moral philosophy, the branch of philosophy which concerns conduct and how we ought to live. Students explore the nature of ethics, important challenges to ethics as traditionally construed by philosophers, and several ethical theories prominent in the history of philosophy. Throughout the inquiry, students will have occasion to discuss various contemporary moral problems and see how ethical theories have addressed them.3Qualifying score on writing assessment test OR ENGL1021 or ENGL1026. Basic computer literacy skills requiredPHIL2200View
Critical ThinkingThis course is an introduction to logic, the study of reasoning. Students will investigate what an `argument` is in logic, which different forms of argument are good ones, which are not, and which rules to follow in constructing and evaluating arguments. Students will also master some useful problem-solving methodologies relevant to the workplace.3Qualifying score on writing assessment test OR ENGL1021 or ENGL1026. Basic computer literacy skills requiredPHIL2100View
Medical EthicsThis course introduces students to some of the fundamental issues in medical ethics and the major branches of moral theory and methodology that bear upon them. Given that we all participate in the medical system as a patient, relative of a patient, or as a practitioner, this class is open and relevant to all students, regardless of major. Using mastery of moral theories and concepts, students will analyze specific issues in medical ethics and learn the philosophical skills needed to develop and defend moral arguments. Students will analyze particular cases in medical ethics and apply the moral concepts to their own lives and situations. Inquiry will emphasize the evaluation and application of various methodological approaches to ethical problems arising in medical situations.4Qualifying score on writing assessment test OR ENGL1021 or ENGL1026. Basic computer literacy skills requiredPHIL2400View
World ReligionsThis course is an introduction to the major world religious traditions. Traditions to be studied may include Ancient Greek and Egyptian religions, Native American religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The course will focus on the historical formation of religions and those who founded them. The course will also examine their scriptures, practices and beliefs and the ways each tradition answers fundamental religious questions concerning the nature of reality, purpose in life, ethics and death.3Qualifying score on writing assessment test OR ENGL1021 or ENGL1026. Basic computer literacy skills requiredPHIL2500View
Environmental EthicsThis course is an examination of philosophical approaches to the questions "Do we have moral obligations to nature and the environment? If so, what are they and how can they be justified?" Using a variety of philosophical perspectives we will investigate environmental concerns such as conservation and preservation, the effects of population growth, theories of nature, animal rights, the effects of pollution, concerns about the use of natural resources, ecofeminism, deep ecology, and land ethics.3Qualifying score on writing assessment test OR ENGL1021 or ENGL1026. Basic computer literacy skills requiredPHIL2600View
Fundamentals of WritingWriting is an essential element for successful communication in work and school settings. This course is designed to introduce students to the kinds of writing they will need to use in college. Students in this course will use the standards of American Written English to explore and produce writing in many different modes, moving from paragraphs and summaries to short essays.4Qualifying score on writing assessment test OR ESOL0831 with a grade of C or better and the ability to word process simple documents. Basic computer literacy skills requiredENGL0930View