Academic Catalog

2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

FILA: General Education Curriculum

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At BC, the focus isn’t just on selecting a major. The general education curriculum focuses on tangible skills that will prepare students for their future. The general education program is called “Foundations in Liberal Arts” or FILA. The Latin word fila means threads (or filaments), and it is with these foundational liberal arts courses that a student weaves the fabric of their education.

The initial courses address the fundamental skills of critical inquiry, effective writing, oral communication and quantitative literacy (i.e. the first-year FILA seminar, English, communication and math).

Students also develop the ability to engage in a global society through meeting a modern language requirement, taking a class focused on learning deeply about another culture, and taking a class examining issues related to globalization.

Students engage ideas across the liberal arts areas of study by taking:

  • one course in the social sciences (such as economics, political science, psychology and sociology)
  • four courses in the humanities (one in fine arts, one in literature, one in history and one in philosophy or religion)
  • one natural or physical science with a lab (biology, chemistry, environmental science, geology or physics)

The experience culminates in the integration of community engagement. Students take at least one course designated as experiential, which could be a May Term travel course, a practicum, experiential service-learning or other courses that has the student interact with the community outside the classroom.

FILA is flexible, giving the student a variety of choices to fulfill the requirements. This leaves room for adding an additional major, adding a minor or a concentration, studying abroad or completing an internship. Choosing the elements of a liberal arts education is a creative process, and with the courses (or threads) of FILA, the student will weave the fabric of a personalized education.

FILA-150 or FILA-350: FILA Seminar or FILA Integration Seminar

FILA-150 or FILA-350: is BC’s first-year/transfer student seminar. Students take this class at the very beginning of their time at BC—the fall semester of their first year.

Course topics for FILA-150 are extremely varied and diverse. Transfer students have a unique course topic as well, while Flory Fellows can choose from two honors sections.

Note: Transfer students sign up for FILA-350, and honors students in the Flory Fellows program have separate sections of FILA-150.

FILA-450: Personal Development Portfolio

During the senior year, students complete the senior e-portfolio. The final senior e-portfolio includes:

  • A record of the student's academic achievements and community engagement experiences
  • The student's current resume and cover letter
  • A senior reflective essay, which shows the student's growth and development throughout the college experience

The Foundations in Liberal Arts (FILA) Program Requirements

Master Core Skills

(Five courses, 7–13 credit hours)

FILA-150 FILA Seminar

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Taught in the style of a seminar; a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion, debate, peer review and brainstorming. Content varies from section to section. Incoming students select topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development: (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning, and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work, collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information, including an introduction to the portfolio program. FILA general education: master core skills

-or (if a transfer student) -

FILA-350 FILA Integration Seminar

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College, the liberal arts and the skills of critical thinking specifically designed for transfer students. Taught in the style of a seminar: a small group of students engage in discussion, debate, peer review and brainstorming. Content varies from section to section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development: (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning, and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work, collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information, including and introduction to the portfolio program. FILA general education: master core skills

ENG-110 Effective Writing

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Introduction to academic expository and argumentative writing, with a focus on developing rhetorical skills and practices appropriate to a range of disciplines. Instruction in ethical use of material from sources and academic documentation systems. Supplementary writer's workshop required, based on placement. FILA general education: master core skills

-or (exempt based on placement testing) -

COMM-100 Oral Communication

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Teaches students how to create and respond to verbal and nonverbal messages across a variety of rhetorical situations. Students will learn the core concepts of public speaking and develop the skills to select, organize, and deliver material based on the needs of a specific audience. The course will focus on informative and persuasive speaking, and may also include introductory speeches, special-occasion speeches, and business presentations. FILA general education: master core skills

MATH-110 College Algebra

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Real numbers, exponents, radicals, and algebraic operations with polynomial and rational functions. Solving equations and graphing expressions involving polynomial and rational functions, and exponential and logarithmic functions. FILA general education: master core skills

-or-

MATH-115 Mathematical Theory & Computation II

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

The courses are logically divided into four primary areas: arithmetic, geometry, algebra, and problem solving. Each of the four areas is studied in both terms. The theory of problem solving is an integral part of all aspects of the courses. The study of arithmetic includes the theory arithmetic operations and the development of skills in computation; number theory and patterns in sequences of numbers are used to introduce the basics of mathematical proofs. The study of geometry includes identification of plane and solid geometric shapes, computations of perimeter, area and volume, and trigonometry of right triangles. The study of algebra includes basic algebraic operations, computation using functions, and graphing. FILA general education: master core skills

-or-

MATH-118 Quantitative Reasoning

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

This course is designed to provide development of basic computational skills and introductory algebra concepts like solutions of single variable equations. It will also cover some introductory statistics and probability concepts. Problem solving will be emphasized. The course will contain at least one project that requires students to make extensive use of spreadsheet software like Excel. FILA general education: master core skills

-or (exempt based on placement testing) -

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Engagement in Global Society

World Culture Through Language (Two courses, 0–6 credit hours)

One course in world language at the 102, 201, or 202 level (3 credits)
A placement credit for 202 in World Language course will exempt a student from this requirement.

Degree-seeking international students may petition the provost and vice president for academic affairs to request that their native language and proficiency in English as a second language satisfy the world culture through language requirement.

World Cultures and Global Dynamics (Two courses, 6 credit hours)

One course in World Cultures (3 credit hours)
Requires a prerequisite of FILA-150 or FILA-350

ART-307X Visual Arts of Spain

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

An introduction to the visual arts and culture of Spain. Emphasis is on both historical and contemporary works of art and architecture, taking into consideration who and what influenced the artists and architects. Students are introduced to Spanish culture through food, music, markets, historical landmarks, and its landscapes and cityscapes. Visits include art and history museums, local markets, castles, cathedrals and other culturally relevant sites. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: world cultures and experiential learning

COMM-333X Europe Media and Culture

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

This course examines the historical similarities and differences between American media and European media. The course will involve approximately a week of classes on the Bridgewater campus prior to traveling to several locations throughout Europe. Three major themes will be explored: 1) the use of persuasion and propaganda techniques employed during World War II and the Cold War, 2) the development of the European television and film industry (prior to WWII and after it), and 3) issues of media conglomeration, globalization, and the influence of the American film and television industry on Europe. Cities that may be toured include: London, Munich, Prague, Berlin and Paris. (The exact cities to be visited will change each year based on availability of speakers, film festivals, and museum special exhibits.) Additional costs associated with travel. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: world cultures and experiential learning

ENG-220 American Folklife

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Explores the role played by traditional American culture, including music, narrative, medicine, vernacular architecture, and folk art and craft. Much of the course will concentrate on the folk culture of the Shenandoah Valley. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: world cultures Offered alternate years

ENG-240 Russian Literature & Culture

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Study of major writers of 19th and 20th century Russian literature. Texts are read in English translation. Some study of Russian culture is included. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: world cultures

ENG-243 Native American Literature and Culture

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Anthropological survey of Native North American and Meso-American cultures, examining features such as traditional subsistence patterns, kinship structures, religious beliefs and practices, social and political structures, artistic expression, and intellectual history. Focuses on the literary heritage of Native American cultures, beginning with the oral tradition and storytelling, and continuing on to the "Native American Renaissance", the proliferation of Native American authors and poets that began in the 1960s and continues to the present. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: world cultures Offered alternate years

ES-357 Global Healthcare and Sport

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

Comparison of the similarities and differences between varied World Health Organization ranked global healthcare systems. Emphasis will be placed on exploring delivery, financing, and effectiveness of services within various healthcare systems, with a special focus on sports medicine and related prevention and intervention resources for athletes. The class will travel to Italy and Hungary for 14 days. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: world cultures

FREN-305X French Life and Cultures

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

An introduction to the life, culture, and history of France. Through homestays with families, daily language classes and various excursions, students will be immersed in the life and culture of France to experience firsthand the French lifestyle through its art, food, music, marketplaces, historical landmarks, and landscapes. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and FREN-101 or placement FILA general education: world cultures and experiential learning

FREN/HIST-307 Cultural Memory of the World Wars

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

This interdisciplinary travel course (World Languages and Cultures/History) examines the history and diverse cultural memory of the First and Second World Wars in Britain, France, and Belgium. While gaining firsthand experience of contemporary culture and society in theses western European nations, the class will focus on specific sites of memory and history of these conflicts, including London, Paris, Normandy, the Somme, Verdun, and southern Belgium. Studying both literature and historical documents, students will gain an intimate knowledge of the landscapes, experiences, and legacies of the world wars within the discreet cultural contexts of Britain, France, and Belgium. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: world cultures (Cross-listed as HIST-307)

FREN-340 French Culture and Civilization

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Introduction to French culture and its Revolution. Emphasis is on the intellectual, artistic, political, social, economic, and educational factors. Taught in French. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350; and FREN-202 or permission of instructor FILA general education: world cultures

FREN-345 Modern French Cultures

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Introduction to French culture and its historical development after the Fall of the Ancient Regime and a study of modern-day France, including geography, and consideration of intellectual, artistic, political, social, economic and educational factors. Taught in French. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350; and FREN-202 or permission of instructor FILA general education: world cultures

FREN-350 Special Topics in Culture

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Study of specific topics related to the French language, culture and civilization. May be taken more than once provided different topics are covered. Taught in French. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350; and FREN-202 or permission of instructor FILA general education: world cultures

GER-224W Introduction to German Studies

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

This course provides a broad introduction to German history and culture and to the field of German Studies. Taught in English, it is an ideal course for students considering a minor in German, a concentration in German Studies, or for those with a general interest in history and culture of German-speaking countries. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350; and ENG-110 FILA general education: world cultures and writing intensive

GER-305X German-Speaking Cultures

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

Study of German cultures and media by traveling to German-speaking countries, such as Germany, Austria or Switzerland and other relevant European sites. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: world cultures and experiential learning

HIST-285 Monuments, Memorials, and Museums

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

Examines remembrance as it takes shape in monuments, memorials, and museums. Students critically engage with conceptions, conversations, and controversies around memory at the intersection of history, memory studies, public/ digital history, and museum studies. Students use documents, images, and scholarship to explore different sites, traveling to monuments, memorials, and museums. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and a 100 or 200-level history course FILA general education: world cultures

HIST-290 Medieval Europe

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Course covers the development of Western Europe from the collapse of the Roman Empire to the beginnings of the Renaissance with emphasis on the ideas, individuals and events that shaped the period. Topics include daily life for the masses, evolution of political and religious thought, consolidation of state and religious authority, cultural shifts and the rise of a persecuting society, and medieval warfare. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: world cultures

HIST-321 Europe Since 1789

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Surveys developments in European history from the French Revolution to the present day. Major topics include the French Revolution and Napoleonic Europe, industrialization, the rise of new ideologies and systems of thought, the new Imperialism, the World Wars and the Holocaust, rise and fall of communism, and the place of Europe in the world in the early 21st century. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: world cultures Offered alternate years

HIST-325 Modern Britain Since 1688

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examines political, economic, and culture trends in British history from the ?Glorious Revolution? of 1688 to the present day. Modern Britain stands as one of the cornerstones of the contemporary world, and its politics and culture influenced global society in countless way, ranging from soccer to modern environmentalism to constitutional law. The course focuses on several major themes, including the role of religion, finance, and industry, the royal family, sport, and, most important of all, "social class," in building British society. Students will acquire a basic understanding of the major driving forces of modern British history and the ways that they compare and interrelate with Europe, the United State, and the world. Prerequisites: FILA 150 or FILA 350 FILA general education: world cultures Offered alternate years

HIST-340 American Indian History

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Examines the history of American Indians from pre-contact civilizations and cultures to the present. It demonstrates the diversity of individual, tribal, national, and pan-Indian experiences in the context of culture, society, religion, economics, politics, and law. Students investigate a variety of sources including scholarly and popular non-fictional and fictional writings, images, songs, and films. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: world cultures Offered alternate years

HIST-350 Afghanistan, Central Asia, and the Great Powers

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Examines the history of western intervention, imperialism, and "nation building" in Central Asia and Afghanistan from the initial periods of Russian and British expansion into the region in the early eighteenth century to the American and NATO intervention in Afghanistan in the twenty-first century. Major themes include cultural and political interaction between local societies and the British, Russians, Soviets and Americans. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: world cultures Offered alternate years

HIST-356 East Asia

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Survey of East Asia (China and Japan) from 1800 to the present. Emphasis is upon the different paths towards modernity taken by each society, the conflicts involved in the attainment of modernity, and the impact of the West during the period. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: world cultures Offered alternate years

HIST-360 Modern Africa

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Surveys the history of Modern Africa from the era of the trans-Atlantic slave trade to the present and places special emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa. It approaches the history of the continent through consideration of the nature and impact of European intrusion into African societies and African responses to European imperialism. Moreover, the course examines how independent African nations have addressed the legacies of their history and the challenges independence has posed for African nations. Special topics include Apartheid, the struggle against segregation, African women, feminism, development, and the difficulty in creating viable democracies and stable economies in the late twentieth-century. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: world cultures

HIST-370 Genocide

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

This courses explores the history of genocide. Examines origins of and paths to genocide, including dynamics tied to imperialism, race, and nationalism; also investigates the conception of the word 'genocide' and the development of critical genocide studies as a field of inquiry. Specific case studies that occurred in modern history as well as broader themes give students the opportunity to wrestle with and compare historical dynamics, historiographical discussions, and theoretical conceptions. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: world cultures Offered alternate years

HIST-380 Topics in European History

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

A study of major themes, questions, events, and problems in European history chosen by the instructor. The course will include the examination of primary documents and/or artifacts and explore the implications of the theme on the cultures, economics, and social systems of the region. Examples include the Greeks and the Romans, the Crusades, the Renaissance, the Protestant Reformation, and others. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: world cultures

HIST-385 Topics in French History

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Covers key topics in the modern history of France since 1871. Survey of the modern period of French history through the lens of a special topic. Topics may include France at war in the 20th century, French intellectuals and the world, multicultural France, or social transformation in modern France. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: world cultures

HIST-390 War and Peace Across the Pacific

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examines key events in the relations among Japan, China, and the United States since the mid-19th century, exploring not only diplomatic and political but also cultural relations among the three societies. Topics include migration, WWI, internationalism of the 1920s, WWII, Chinese Civil War, and Cold War. By exploring Asian and American experiences of these key events from international and transnational perspectives, nationalistic narratives that are prevalent in all societies will be challenged. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: world cultures

PHIL-328 Germanic Cultures

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

Analyzes Germanic culture contributions by traveling to Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Language, philosophical influences, and theological developments determine the itinerary for the course. Modern history from 16th century to the present suggest sites to be visited. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: world cultures Offered on demand

PHIL-329 Classical Cultures: Greece and Italy

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

Analyzes the historical and cultural roots of Western culture with special concern for the religious and philosophical heritage. Fifteen days of travel are combined with the academic study of the historical sites, literature, art, and concepts of these extraordinary ancient civilizations. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: world cultures Offered alternate years

PSCI-310 Latin American Politics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Comparative analysis of contemporary Latin American politics and governments. Considers political and economic themes, noting especially the challenges of democracy, development and inequality. Examines the region's relationship with the rest of the world, including the United States. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: world cultures

REL-250 Reel-World Religions: Inter-Religious Encounters in Contemporary Film

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Studies six contemporary films that depict encounters between members of several world religions including Native American, Christian, Buddhist, Jewish, Shinto, Hindu and Muslim traditions. Explores inter-religious expressions from curiosity to resentment and hostility to reconciliation within the context of historical, political and inter-cultural crises and evolutions. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: world cultures

REL-315 The Lands of Bible

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

The history, sociology, and archaeology of Palestine as these disciplines relate to the literature, religions, and cultures of ancient Hebrew society and early Christianity. Following the first week of study on campus, two weeks are devoted to visiting sites of biblical and religious importance in Israel and Jordan. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: world cultures Offered on demand

REL-340 Religions of the Near East

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Major living religions of the Near East stressing a sympathetic understanding of the illumination, which is provided the adherents of each for daily living, as well as some of the cultural expressions of each in those societies where they flourish. Religions studied include Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: world cultures Offered alternate years

REL-350 Religions of the Far East

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Major living religions of the Far East stressing a sympathetic understanding of the illumination, which is provided the adherents of each for daily living, as well as some of the cultural expressions of each in those societies where they flourish. Religions studied include Hinduism, Buddhism, and native Chinese religion. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: world cultures Offered alternate years

SOC-201 General Anthropology

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Human biology and evolution as seen through genetics, races, archaeology, and prehistory; and the diversity and uniformity of human behavior as seen through cross-cultural studies. The growth and spread of culture in time and space are reviewed; the impact of urbanization, industrialization and technological trends on the nature and quality of man's life are examined. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: world cultures (Credit may not be received for both SOC-201 and SOC-202).

SOC-363 Cultures of Japan

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

An historical and cultural study of Japan, with particular attention to religion, government, and the arts. Consideration is given to daily life in Japan and current problems and changes Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and SOC-101 FILA general education: world cultures

SOC-365 Cultures of Africa

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

The racial, social, and cultural history of Africa in ancient and modern times. Attention is given to the impact of urbanization and to African responses to Western values and institutions as carried to the continent by the Colonial powers. Contemporary political and socioeconomic trends and problems. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and SOC-101 FILA general education: world cultures

SPAN-300 Special Cultural Topics in English

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

Study of contemporary topics and world issues related to the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. Explores political, social and economic structures through literature, film, the visual arts, and/or music. Taught in English. Credit available for Spanish majors and minors upon completion of a Spanish language component. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: world cultures

SPAN-305 Culture of Costa Rica

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

Travel course requiring immersion homestay and language courses in the capital city. Covers themes of Central American life and cultures. Includes excursions out of the city to gain a greater awareness of the whole society within the regional context. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: world cultures

SPAN-308X Spanish Life and Culture

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

This course is an introduction to the life, culture, and history of Spain. Through homestays with families, daily language classes, and various excursions, students will be immersed in the life and culture of Spain to experience firsthand the Spanish lifestyle through its art, food, music, marketplaces, historical landmarks and landscapes. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 General education: world cultures and experiential learning

SPAN-351 Latin American Science Fiction

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

This course will explore the development of the science fiction genre in various Latin American countries and how the unique sociopolitical and cultural contexts of this region have produced sci-fi literature, comics, and films that stand apart from their canonical English-language counterparts. We will examine the evolution of Latin American science fiction production from its first manifestations in colonial literature to present-day cultural products, focusing on how each literary era reflects and engages with major sociohistorical changes in Latin America. Through critical reading of Latin American sci-fi novels, short stories, comics, and films, students will identify and discuss issues of historical memory, gender, race, politics, mass media, globalization, religion, social justice and how these relate to the authors and countries we will study. Primary sources (literary works, film) will be in Spanish, while textbook(s) and supplemental academic materials (articles, critical theory chapters) may include both Spanish and English. Class will be conducted in Spanish. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and SPAN-202 FILA general education: world cultures

SPAN-352W Hispanic Masculinities

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

This course will examine the social construction of masculinity in the Hispanic world. We will read about and study concepts such as honor, shame, sexual identity, machismo and their correlated societal effects. We will also research and discuss the topics of gender relations and sexuality and how these themes intersect with issues of race, class, and politics. We will explore the construction of masculinity in specific areas such as sports (futbol) and dance (tango, salsa, etc.). Our readings will primarily be in Spanish but will come from Spain, Central and South America, and also the United States. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350; ENG-110 and SPAN-202 FILA general education: world cultures and writing intensive

One course in Global Dynamics (3 credit hours)

Requires a prerequisite of FILA-150 or FILA-350

BIOL-215 Biology of Human Diversity & Pseudoscience of Racism

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Term

Human populations throughout the world differ in their physical appearance, behavior, customs, lifestyles, etc. Students learn about the biological basis of human homogeneity and diversity, and critically examine the construct of race as a sanctioned method of classifying human species into different groups. Consideration of biological principles that define species and subgroups, and discussion of key differences between early and modern techniques that biologists use to classify organisms. Case studies and examples from geographic locations around the world address some of the enormous social implications (health care, education, law enforcement) of using faulty science to group human beings into distinct racial categories Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350; ENG-110; MATH-110 or MATH-115 or MATH-118; and BIOL-100 or BIOL-110 FILA general education: global dynamics Offered alternate years

COMM-334 Intercultural Communication

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Theoretical and practical survey of intercultural communication processes. Examines intrapersonal, interpersonal, organizational, and mass media dimensions of intercultural communication. The course specifically focuses on the distinctive cultural behaviors, expectations, values and power dynamics that affect our abilities to communicate effectively and people from diverse cultures. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: global dynamics

ECON-310 U.S. Economics & Business History

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Traces the growth and development of the U.S. economy and economic institutions from the Colonial era to the present with special emphasis on key institutions and events, such as slavery, industrialization, the rise of big business and the Great Depression. Prerequisite: ECON-200 or ECON-210 FILA general education: global dynamics

ECON-440 International Economics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Theory of international economic interrelationships, including trade, finance, and monetary policies and institutions. Prerequisite: ECON-200 or ECON-210 FILA general education: global dynamics

ENG-221 The Images of "folk" in Literature

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Introduces students to the concept of folk groups and the ways they have been represented to mainstream cultures through the media of film and literature. Explores literature in conjunction with viewing of film and television depictions of "the folk" as well as documentary films made by folklorists. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: global dynamics FILA alternate years

ENG-224W Introduction to American Studies

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Introduces students to the elements of American culture in the interdisciplinary manner of American studies. After gaining an understanding of the academic field itself, students explore the variety of ways to consider American culture including methodological and genre-based approaches. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: global dynamics and writing intensive

ENG-324 American Cultural History

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

A survey of the beliefs and ideas that have shaped American culture from the colonial period to the present. Topics covered may include the rise of consumer culture, cultural attitudes toward the arts, the significance of race and gender in American culture, and the effect of American cultural and political attitudes on the landscape. While gaining knowledge of the United States' cultural past students will acquire an understanding of culture's role in the present state of the nation and the United States' international roles. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: global dynamics

FCS-250 International Foods & Nutrition

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

A look at the importance of food and nutrition in individual lives, communities and nations with emphasis on non-western and third world countries. It allows students to develop an understanding of food customs and the influence of culture and religion on food habits and health beliefs (ex. Edible/non-edible foods) while focusing on how these health beliefs and cultural influences impact one's actions and nutritional behaviors. Problems in nutrition as malnutrition and obesity along with food shortages/excesses and solutions currently being tried or projected through national, international and voluntary agencies are studied. Questions as to what one's health beliefs and cultural influences are and how these impact ones' actions are discussed. Laboratory experiences emphasize cultural influence on political, ethical, geographic, social and finally food choices. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: global dynamics

FREN-300 Special Cultural Topics in English

Credits: 3 Term Offered: All Terms

Study of contemporary topics and world issues related to the cultures of the French-speaking world. Explores political, social and economic structures through literature, film, the visual arts and/or music. Taught in English. Credit available for French majors and minors upon completion of a French language component. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: global dynamics

GER-300 Special Topics in English

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

Study of contemporary topics and world issues related to the cultures of the German-speaking world. Explores political, social and economic structures through literature, film, the visual arts and/or music. Taught in English. Credit available for German minors upon completion of a German language component. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: global dynamics

HIST-270 The Second World War in Global Perspective

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

Examines the foundations, nature, and impact of the Second World War in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. Emphasizes the role of ideology, including fascism, communism, militarism, imperialism, and colonial nationalism in shaping the experiences of both western and non-western powers in these regions from the late 1930s to 1945. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: global dynamics

HIST-305 India Past and Present

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

A travel course that offers a firsthand examination of the cultural, political, and religious legacies of three separate empires - the Delhi Sultanate, the Mughals, and the British Raj - in contemporary India. While expediting the vast array of Indian cultures in general, students will explore a number of past and current political and religion centers and examine the role of competing imperial frameworks in shaping the simultaneous unities and divisions in modern India. The course will focus on Northern India, including Delhi, Agra, the Great Indian Desert (Thar) in Rajasthan, British "hill stations" in the Himalayas, and the Hindu holy city of Hardwar on the River Ganges. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: global dynamics Offered alternate years

HIST-335 Women's History in Asia

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Explores women's histories in Asia. Stresses the construction of gender norms and their evolution over time and encourages comparison of women's lives and experiences across various cultural contexts in Asia. Topics include women's political rights and participation, women's education and literacy, women's sexuality and reproduction, and women's work. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: global dynamics Alternate years: offered 2019-2020

HIST-345 Crusades and Terrorism

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Analyzes the connection between the medieval crusading movement and modern Middle Eastern terrorism by analyzing the historical context for claims used to justify violent Islamic extremism. Students work to build a balanced historical perspective and engage their social responsibility to present reasoned opinions in the public discourse over modern terrorism. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: global dynamics Offered alternate years

PSCI/SOC-205 Global Identities

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Interdisciplinary exploration of the power and dynamics of human similarities and differences on a global scale. Covers globalization from the perspective of identity and difference, and provides opportunities to question contemporary assumptions, values and patterns of behavior with the goal of making global interactions more constructive and more peaceful. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: global dynamics

PSCI-230 Introduction to Global Politics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Introduces students to the world as a site of political activity. Examines institutions and processes on a global scale. Topics include sovereignty, power, globalization, war, multilateral institutions, the environment, trade, development, poverty and a variety of current events. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: global dynamics

PSCI-240 Introduction to Comparative Politics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Introduces the diversity of political structures, processes, cultures, ideologies and change (revolution, democratization, etc.), as manifested in multiple national political systems in the global community. Introduces the application of social science methods to political phenomena. Considers the outcomes of political systems for human well-being. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: global dynamics

PSCI-335W Peace, War and World Politics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examines human understanding of the institution of warfare and alternative means of managing large-scale conflict. Also studies the concept of peace, including the personal and policy implications of the various definitions of the term. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: global dynamics and writing intensive Offered alternate years

PSCI-336 United Nations

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

History, structures, issues and politics of the United Nations, and a consideration of the organization's role in world politics. This course may include travel to New York City or Washington DC. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: global dynamics Offered alternate years

PSCI-338X Politics of Social Change

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

A travel course in which students travel to a site of recent political and social changes to explore the causes, dynamics and implications of revolutionary change. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general Education: global dynamics and experiential learning

PSCI-360 Population, Immigration, and Politics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

This course takes a surveying view of the political, social and economic consequences of population movement phenomena focusing on two central elements: Migration and Identity Politics. In an effort to accommodate the broad theme, the course will view population movement phenomena from the perspectives of immigrants, host and origin nations, as well as global state and non-state actors. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110; PSCI-240 is recommended FILA general education: global dynamics

PSCI-365E Politics of Human Rights

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

An examination of conceptions of human rights, the global discourse around human rights, and efforts to protect those rights. Topics include why governments violate the rights of their citizens, the role of human rights activism in shaping global public discourse and affecting the practices of governments, international human rights law, and the human rights dimensions of foreign policy. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general Education: global dynamics and ethical reasoning

PSCI-370 Issues in Global Politics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Major themes, questions, problems and events in global politics as chosen by the instructor. Students will engage in written and public discourse concerning topics that are global in scope and important to understanding politics in the twenty-first century. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: global dynamics

PSCI-375 United States and the World

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

Examination of major foreign policy issues facing the United States and consideration of policy options available. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: global dynamics

PSCI-440W Global Political Economy

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Political implications of global economic relations, including such topics as the politics of trade, monetary relations, financial crises, development, global systems of production and consumption and multinational corporations. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: global dynamics and writing intensive Offered alternate years

REL-215 Introduction to Interfaith Studies

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

This course introduces theoretical and practical paradigms within the emerging field of Interfaith Studies. It explores how college students can become interfaith advocates and leaders who shift public discourse and practices from conflict to cooperation. It teaches foundational tenets within multiple religious traditions that advocate for, and promote, peace; skills inherent to interfaith advocacy; current interreligious issues in the news, and successful models of interfaith understanding and cooperation. It will provide foundational concepts and skills for students interested in Global Studies, Interfaith Studies, and Peace Studies. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: global dynamics

REL-251X Israel-Palestine: People, Places, Perspectives, Peace

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

Provides extraordinary opportunities for Bridgewater students to meet a broad range of Israelis and Palestinians and learn about their individual perspectives and shared challenge of finding peace in the religion. They will listen, learn, dialogue and do volunteer work with others. Students will meet Israeli Jews and Arabs, Palestinian Christians and Muslims, rabbis, imams, IDF soldiers, settlers and many peacemakers. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: global dynamics and experiential learning Offered alternate years

SOC-208E Food Politics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

This course is an introduction to a variety of political, ethical and social justice issues surrounding local, national and global food systems. It includes discussions of food policy, food security, food waste, food and farm workers' rights, and the environmental impact and sustainability of our current food production systems. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: global dynamics and ethical reasoning

SOC-331 Cultural Theory at the Movies

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

Introduction to a diverse set of perspectives on culture and society using movies as a medium. Important lenses in cultural studies including critical theory, postmodernism, postcolonial theory, feminism/critical race theory, and psychoanalysis are introduced through "textual" examination of 21st-century films across the global landscape. This is less a film class than a survey of major contemporary theories in the humanities and social sciences. Highly recommended for students considering graduate studies in the humanities or social sciences, or for anyone interested in developing a critical viewpoint on films and culture in general. Students should be prepared to view challenging films that may depict violence, sexual situations, substance abuse and/or strong language. Prerequisite: SOC-101 or permission of instructor

SOC-333 Racial and Ethnic Studies

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

The nature of racial relations and inequalities in American society, including their historical origins and relationship to Western capitalist development. The ethnic composition of contemporary American society, impact of legal and illegal immigration patterns, dynamics of modern structures and institutions, the Civil Rights Movement, inter-ethnic conflicts and attitudes, multiculturalism and status of affirmative action are analyzed in the context of national and global social change. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and SOC-101 FILA general education: global dynamics

SOC-334 Gender and Sexuality Studies

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Introduction to a variety of conceptual frameworks and theoretical lenses relating to human gender and sexualities, including social constructionism, political economy, and cultural studies. A critical, global, historical, and sociological approach will be emphasized to unpack gendered ad sexualized social structures like patriarchy, heterosexism, and hegemonic masculinity. Special attention will be paid to social movements and challenges to power/resource inequalities made by gender and sexuality-based minority groups. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and SOC-101 FILA general education: global dynamics Offered alternate years

SOC-335 Immigrants in the Shenandoah Valley

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Examination of the growing ethnic diversity in the Shenandoah Valley through study of contemporary theories and research on immigration. Hands-on field experience includes first-hand interaction with local immigrants and is particularly beneficial for students seeking Spanish language, intercultural, and/or service-learning experience. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and SOC-101 FILA general education: global dynamics Offered alternate years

SOC-336X Immigrant Food Cultures of New York City

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

How various immigrant groups in New York City have negotiated their traditional food cultures upon arrival in the United States. The first three days of the course will be spent on the Bridgewater College campus followed by five days in New York City being guided to various ethnic immigrant communities around the city and outer boroughs to explore restaurants, community centers, food markets and historic and culturally significant sites, as well as to meet community members involved in preserving the group's traditional food culture. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: global dynamics and experiential learning

SOC-361 Development and Underdevelopment in the Modern World

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Dilemmas, tensions, and theoretical and policy issues related to the position of Third World countries in the modern world. Questions of urbanization, industrialization, modernization, westernization, and distribution of economic resources are discussed. Various theories of development and underdevelopment are critically examined. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and SOC-101 FILA general education: global dynamics

SPAN-307X Cuban Life & Culture

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

Travel course to Cuba. The first two weeks will be spent in Havana with daily language and culture classes, excursions around the city to museums, musical events, and other relevant cultural activities. Students will stay with a host family in Paris. Week three will be spent traveling around the island to see and study Caribbean architecture and colonial heritage. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: global dynamics and experiential learning

SPAN-309X Argentinean Life and Culture

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

This course is a 10-day travel course to Argentina. The first six days will be spent in Buenos Aires with daily cultural excursions around the city to museums, musical events, dance lessons, and other relevant cultural activities. Students will stay in a hotel in the city, in pairs. While in Buenos Aires, students will complete research and critical analysis projects on the impact of dictatorial rule during the second half of the Twentieth Century in Argentina and the sociopolitical and cultural changes in the country since the end of Videla's regime. To this end, students will visit landmarks such as the Plaza de Mayo and similar memorial sites and explore their historical significance and connections to literature and other cultural products of Argentina. The last four days of the trip will be spent at the Iguaz Falls, on the border with Brazil and Paraguay. We will visit Iguaz to see and study salient geographic and cultural features of the region in contrast to the more urbanized environment of Buenos Aires, and the cultural, historical, and economic connections between both. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: global dynamics and experiential learning Off-Campus Travel and Cost: Multi-city travel course to Argentina

Engagement of Ideas Across the Disciplines

One course in Fine Arts and Music (3 credit hours)

Requires a prerequisite or corequisite of a master core skills course

ART-115 Introduction to Sculpture

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

An introductory exploration of 3-D forms in various materials including wood, clay, plaster, and metals. Emphasis in this course is on developing technical and critical skills in the sculpture studio. This course is designed to provide a foundation for students planning to take advanced sculpture and ceramics courses. Art 115 also functions as a stand-alone introduction to the technical and critical aesthetic fundamentals of sculpture. Corequisite: ENG-110 FILA general Education: fine arts & music

ART-130 Introduction to Drawing

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

A studio based exploration of drawing from observation using basic materials like graphite and charcoal. This course investigates drawing as a process generating and critically evaluating visual ideas as well as producing visual imagery. Art 130 is a foundation course for students planning to take advanced art courses in any medium. As a stand-alone, this course builds practical and theoretical skills in seeing and making the 2-D images we call drawings. Corequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: fine arts & music

ART-200W Survey of Art History (prehistory to 1400)

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

An overview of the history of art from the mysterious cave paintings and carvings of the Paleolithic to the towering structures of Gothic cathedrals. This course is a requirement for art majors and minors and is very highly recommended to other students as a visual approach to the study of history and society. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350; ENG 110 FILA general Education: fine arts & music and writing intensive

ART-201 Survey of Art History (1400 to Present)

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

An overview of the history of art from the Renaissance to the present. This course is a requirement for art majors and minors and is very highly recommended for other students as a visual approach to the study of history and society. Corequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general Education: fine arts & music

ART-300W Modern & Post-Modern Art

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Critical study of the visual arts of the last 100 years with emphasis on understanding the implications of the concepts we know as modernism and postmodernism. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350; ENG 110 FILA general Education: fine arts & music and writing intensive

ART-301W Perspectives on Contemporary Art

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

This course is a critical exploration into the views and theories shaping the production of art from the late 20th century into the early 21st century. Starting with an understanding of postmodernism in an art context, this course examines the impacts of globalization, identity, representation and environmental issues as major paradigms shaping contemporary art practice. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: fine arts & music and writing intensive

ART-310 Ceramic Sculpture

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Studio course working with clay to create sculptural forms using coils, slabs and press molds. Corequisite: ENG-110 FILA general education: fine arts & music

ART-311 Wheel Thrown Ceramics I

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Studio introduction to the potter's wheel as a tool in the production of functional and sculptural clay forms. Corequisite: ENG-110 FILA general education: fine arts & music

ART-323 Graphic Design

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

A studio based exploration into visual communication with typography and images using Adobe Creative Cloud applications. Emphasis is placed on the design process and creative thinking. Corequisite: ENG-110 FILA general education: fine arts and music

ART-328 The Book Arts

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

An interdisciplinary hands-on workshop in creating artist's books-works of art conceived and produced in book form. Book binding techniques and experimental approaches to narrative, materials and form are emphasized.

ART-331 Collage and Assemblage

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Learn skills and concepts for collage and assemblage, the re-purposing of 2D and 3D found images and objects into unique works of fine art. This class will examine the history and evolution of collage and assemblage, and its place in the world of fine art, applied arts, and advertising. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350, and ENG-110 FILA general education: fine arts & music

ART-335 Painting

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

A project based investigation of the materials, practices, and aesthetics of painting with emphasis on how these three elements work together to create compelling 2-D colored images. This course provides practical and theoretical foundations for four hundred-level courses in drawing and painting and for independent work in these media. Corequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: fine arts and music

ART-344 Photography

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Learn to skillfully and confidently use digital cameras and software including Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop to create compelling photographs. Emphasis is placed on composition, visual communication and creative process in a contemporary photography context. Note: Students must provide a digital camera capable of manual exposure and Raw image capture. Corequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: fine arts and music

ART-346 Studio Photography

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Learn skills and concepts for studio lighting of portraits, objects and environments using continuous lights, strobes, on-camera lighting and special effects such as light painting. Note: Students must provide a digital camera capable of manual exposure and Raw image capture and shoe-mounted flash or speedlight. Prerequisites: ART-121 or ART-344

ART-347 Videography I

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Learn the fundamentals of video production including camera operation and control, stationary and moving camera techniques, audio recording, natural and artificial lighting, framing and shot structure, and use of nonlinear editing software. Students will complete hands-on exercises and assignments designed to build strong visual and technical skills needed to produce effective videos and short films. Corequisites: COMM-100, ENG-110, FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: fine arts and music

FREN-355 Special Topics in Fine Arts

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Study of specific topics related to Fine Arts, including theatre, visual arts, cinema, and music. May be taken more than once provided different topics are covered. Taught in English. May be taken for credit for French major/minor/concentration if language requirements are met. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: fine arts and music

MUS-110 Music Fundamentals

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

No musical experience required. An introduction to reading music: scales, key signatures, intervals, rhythms, instruments and score study. Hands-on musical activities include eurhythmics, singing, and the playing of simple percussive and melodic instruments. Corequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: fine arts & music

MUS-220 Introduction to Western Music

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Listening and learning to recognize forms, styles, composers, and works in Western music from the early Christian era to the present. Corequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: fine arts & music

MUS-232 American Music

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

American musical life from colonial times to the present. Samplings include music following both the European classical tradition (operatic, choral, symphonic, etc.) and America's popular tradition (ragtime, jazz, rock, etc.). Specific topics in the general areas are treated in detail by individual research. Corequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: fine arts and music

MUS/SOC-233 Social History of Jazz in America

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examines how jazz music has mirrored the social history of the American people, reflecting ethnic and racial influences, historic events, and cultural change. Examines the history, styles and techniques of American jazz through lecture, audio and video recordings, and live demonstrations. Increases the appreciation and enjoyment of jazz. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: fine arts & music (Cross-listed as SOC-233)

MUS-235 Music in Latin America

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Provides an introduction to music throughout Latin America through a close examination of five large musical regions: Brazil, Southern Cone and the Andean Region, The Caribbean Region, Central America, and Mexico. Over the semester students will become familiar with the different styles and repertoires of these regions. Students will study the historical background and social functions of these styles, as well as relevant composers, performers, and musical instruments. Different social classes will be included, from indigenous ritual music to Western Art (Classical) music by Latin American composers. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: fine arts and music

MUS-237 Introduction to Ethnomusicology

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

A survey of musical practices from around the world and a study of the roles the music making plays within a cultural context. Music, culture, and the connection between the two will be understood through lecture, recordings, video, and through fieldwork involving observation and interview. Corequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: fine arts and music

MUS-315W History of Music to 1750

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

History of western musical styles from the early Christian era to 1750, including medieval, Renaissance and Baroque eras. Listening and reading assignments focus on specific composers and works as they relate to historical trends in musical style. This course presumes that students are able to read music notation. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350, and ENG-110 FILA general education: fine arts & music and writing intensive

MUS-316 History of Music Since 1750

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

History of Western musical style including Classical and Romantic eras as well as music of the 20th century. Listening and reading assignments focus on specific composers and works as they relate to historical trends in musical style. FILA general education: fine arts and music

MUS-370X History of Dramatic Music

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

Analytical study of the history of dramatic music, especially opera and oratorio. Listening and reading assignments focus on specific composers and works as they relate to historical trends in musical style. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general Education: fine arts & music and experiential learning

MUS-447 Topics for Ensembles in Context

Credits: 1 Term Offered: Spring Only

In order to fulfill the three-credit fine arts requirement through music ensemble participation, students enroll in a large ensemble (MUS-441: Concert Choir; MUS-442: Chorale; MUS-443: Symphonic Band; or MUS-444: Jazz Ensemble) for consecutive fall and spring semesters, earning two credits. During the spring semester of their ensemble participation, students also enroll in MUS-447: Topics for Ensembles in Context. In this course students further study the repertoire and musical techniques that they experience from a performer's perspective in their ensembles. Repertoire will be examined within historical, cultural, and theoretical contexts with an emphasis on engaging critical thinking skills: analysis, interpretation, and critical listening. Coursework includes critical reviews of performances and repertoire, reflections on musical technique, and discussions relating to musical interpretation and ensemble participation. Course may be taken more than once provided different topics are covered. Corequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: fine arts and music

(plus two performing ensemble courses)

SPAN-355 Special Topics in Fine Arts

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Study of specific topics related to fine arts, including theatre, visual arts, cinema and music. May be taken more than once provided different topics are covered. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350; and SPAN-202 FILA general education: fine arts and music

SPAN-356 Hispanic Cinema

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

This course is a study of the history and production of cinema in the Hispanic world. It examines the development of the cinematic arts; studies examples of unique cultural cinematic production, and analyzes relevant techniques and historical contexts. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350; and SPAN-202 FILA general education: fine arts and music

THEA-200 Theatre Production: Costumes and Scenery

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

This course is an introduction to the many elements involved in Western theatre production, with emphases on two of the primary areas of design, construction and implementation: scenery and costumes, and an integration with stage management. The class will explore concepts, techniques, equipment and materials necessary for a successful theatrical production, emphasizing problem solving through research, experimentation, and collaboration. Students will be challenged to engage and understand the interrelationships between the various elements involved in mounting a stage production, and how these elements relate to and affect the other aspects of dramatic art. Previous experience with theatre is not necessary. Corequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: fine arts and music

THEA-210 Theatre Production: Lighting and Sound

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

An introduction to the many elements involved in Western theatre production, with a special focus on stage management and emphases on two of the primary areas of design, construction and implementation: lighting and sound. The class will explore concepts, techniques, equipment and materials necessary for a successful theatrical production, emphasizing problem solving through research, experimentation, and collaboration. Students will be challenged to engage and understand the interrelationships between the various elements involved in mounting a stage production, and how these elements relate to and affect the other aspects of dramatic art. Previous experience with theatre is not necessary. Corequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: fine arts & music Alternate years: offered 2018-2019

THEA-225 Scenic Painting

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

Practical study of the various theories, techniques and materials used in scenic painting. Focusing on theory and practice, encompasses a systematic approach to painting theatrical scenery. Emphasis on traditional scene painting techniques, including material selection (brushes and paints) and their practical application through design reproductions and faux finishes, as well as the tools and paints that have been developed to support those techniques. Students learn how the theories and techniques of scenic painting have changed historically, and how these unique changes have impacted the materials and techniques utilized by the scenic painter. Engages with the unique qualities of different types of paint noting how they perform on different types of materials, and how that knowledge can be used to create effective results. Projects include painting stage drops, creating stained glass windows with paint, faux marble and wood grain finishes, photos and designer renderings. Corequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: fine arts and music

THEA-250 World Theatre History I

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Traces the development of dramatic art and the history of theatrical production from its ritual beginnings to the English Restoration. It will place dramatic art and theatre history in context by engaging with the social, political and cultural conditions of specific historical moments. Topics of study will include Greek Drama, Roman spectacle, Sanskrit Drama, Noh Drama, early Medieval religious and secular theatre, Italian commedia dell'arte, Renaissance and Baroque pageantry, and the English Restoration. The approach will be a documentary one. Students will read specific play texts in conjunction with primary evidence, both textural and pictorial, using both to illuminate the creation and history of theatre. Corequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: fine arts and music Offered alternate years

THEA-255 World Theatre History II

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Survey of post-Restoration theatrical culture, history and production forms. Though it is a continuation of the World Theatre History I, the student need not have taken the previous course. Students will begin examining theatrical history and expression in Turkey, China and Japan, and move across the European continent focusing on the rise of European modernity. Students will cover Romantic theatre and opera, melodrama and poetic spectacle, Realism, Naturalism and the independent theatre movement as well as the innovation of early 20th century theatrical practitioners. The approach will be a documentary one. Students will read specific play texts in conjunction with primary evidence, textural and pictorial, using both to illuminate the creation and history of theatre. Corequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: fine arts and music Offered alternate years

THEA-315X Theatre in London

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

An exploration of the rich and varied theatrical scenes in London through nightly attendance at professional and nonprofessional productions. The group attends professional West End, classical, modern, and musical productions. Immersive theatre, experimental performance, and alternative theatrical spaces/venues are explored. Workshops with professionals, theatre workshops, and back stage tours, as well as theatrical, historical, and cultural interests complement the experience as do side-trips to Stratford-upon-Avon and Shakespeare's Globe theatre. Corequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: fine arts and music, and experiential learning

THEA-325 Acting

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Acting provides the student with an organized and practical approach to acting. A systematic approach to acting through a thorough examination and application of Konstantin Stanislavski's system of acting with in depth attention to the technique of the actor and their use of body and voice. Textual analysis, scene work, monologues, auditioning, performance pieces, and various training exercises will be used. No theatre experience is necessary. Corequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 Offered alternate years FILA general education: fine arts & music(effective 2016-17)

THEA-330 Directing

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Designed to introduce the student to the basic fundamentals of directing plays for the stage. Students will carefully examine play structure and analysis, communication with the actor and designer, and rehearsal process and performance. Students will explore the work of the director through laboratory exercise, and short performance piece where students cast and direct their own scenes. Examining the techniques of many of the most influential 20th century stage directors, students will work towards a technique that the student can call his/her own. Practical work will be combined with written analysis in addition to the final short student-director production. Corequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: fine arts and music Offered alternate years

THEA-345 Acting: Styles and Techniques

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

This course will introduce the student to the physical, vocal, and mental worlds of various styles and techniques of non-realistic performance traditions. Students will experiment with a variety of acting styles and techniques including physical, masked, post-modern, non-western, and devised performance. This course includes interfaith components of eastern meditative, movement, and centering practices as they are linked to acting methods and techniques. This course is a practical expression of the theoretical and historical. Textual analysis, scene work, monologues, and various training exercises will be used. Corequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: fine arts & music

THEA-355 Environmental Theatre

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Environmental theatre began in the 1960s in response to the social and political climate of the time. Performers and performance groups pushed the boundaries of what was traditionally thought of as theatre, and as a result, restructured and reinvigorated the fundamental understanding of what performance was and its function within society. Environmental theatre continues to be a powerful vehicle for social commentary. The objective of this course is three-fold: to introduce the student to the cultural, social, and political richness of environmental theatre, including site-specific performance; to provide a historical understanding of the period by highlighting how the original practitioners and their works were directly influenced by cultural events of the time; and, to involve the student in the process of creating and performing their own individual and group site-specific environmental performance piece. Corequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: fine arts and music

THEA-370X Special Topics in Theatre

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

A study of specific topics related to theatre including Movement for the Performer, Playwriting, Set Design, Lighting Design, and Costume Design. May be taken more than once provided different topics are covered. Corequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: fine arts and music & experiential learning

One course in Literature (3 credit hours)

Requires a prerequisite or corequisite of a master core skills course

Any course in English (ENG) numbered 325– 400

ENG/GER-334W German Literature in Translations

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Study of German-language fiction, non-fiction, drama, and poetry. Additionally, students will gain knowledge of Germanic political, cultural, and literary histories. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: literature and writing intensive (Cross-listed as GER-334W)

ENG/FREN-335W French Literature in Translation

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Selected readings of the fiction, drama, poetry, and non-fiction prose of French literature. Includes study of French political and cultural history as a way to examine recurring themes, innovation, and movements in literature. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: literature and writing intensive (Cross-listed as FREN-335W)

ENG/THEA-360W Modern Drama

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examination of theatrical literature and forms from the late 19th century well-made plays, Realism, Expressionism, Futurism and Symbolism, to Epic theatre and the Theatre of the Absurd. Playwrights such as Henrik Ibsen, Bernard Shaw, Anton Chekhov, Eugene O'Neill, Bertolt Brecht, Samuel Beckett, and others will be studied. The goals of this course are for students to gain an understanding of the scope, history, techniques and influence of Modern Drama. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: literature and writing intensive Offered alternate years (Cross-listed as THEA-360W)

ENG/THEA-362W Contemporary Drama

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Contemporary theatrical forms of American and British drama. Begins with post-World War II dramatic works and moves sequentially to the present day. Areas of attention include the "angry young men," metadrama, gender race and ethnicity, the "new brutalism," and contemporary docudrama. Particular focus on how play texts engage with the cultural and historical moment of their creation. Students gain an understanding of the scope, history, techniques and influence of contemporary drama. Playwrights such as John Osborne, Edward Albee, Eduard Bond, Jose Rivera, Martin McDonagh, Tony Kushner, Sarah Kane, Suzan Lori-Parks, Nilo Cruz, Moises Kaufman, Sarah Ruhl and others are studied. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: literature and writing intensive Offered alternate years (Cross-listed as THEA-362W)

FREN-401W Survey of French Literature I

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Representative French authors from the Middle through the 18th-century including social and historical background. Taught in French. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350; ENG-110 and FREN 202 or permission of instructor FILA general education: literature and writing intensive

FREN-402W Survey of French Literature II

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Representative French authors from the 19th and 20th centuries. Social and historical background is included. Taught in French. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350; ENG-110 and FREN 202 or permission of instructor FILA general education: literature and writing intensive

FREN-403W Survey of Francophone Literature

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Writings of representative Francophone authors (African, Caribbean, Quebecois), primarily of short stories, poetry and plays. Taught in French. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350; ENG-110 and FREN 202 or permission of instructor FILA general education: literature and writing intensive

SPAN-401 Spanish Literature

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Representative authors, works, and literary movement of Spain, including social and historical background. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and SPAN-202 FILA general education: literature

SPAN-402 Latin American Literature

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Representative authors, works, and literary movements of Latin America, including social and historical background. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and SPAN 202 or permission of instructor FILA general education: literature

One course in History (3 credit hours)

Requires a prerequisite or corequisite of a master core skills course

HIST-105 World History to 1500

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

An examination of the multiple global narratives that comprise human development and interaction prior to 1500 with primary focus on early human activity, the development of complex societies, classical and post-classical ages, and expansion of post-classical cross-cultural involvement. Corequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: history

HIST-110 World History Since 1500

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

An examination of the multiple global narratives that comprise human development and interaction since 1500 with primary focus on the origins of global interdependence, the ages of revolution, industry, and empire, and the twentieth century. Corequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: history

HIST-115 20th Century World History

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Examines political, economic, and cultural trends in world history over the course of the twentieth century with emphasis on the interconnectivity of world peoples and places. Major themes include trade, ideology, conflict, culture and globalization. Corequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: history

HIST-120 The Pacific World

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Examines the history of the Pacific Ocean world from around 1500 to the present. While surveying the histories of key societies in the Asia-Pacific region, the course also examines the intricate connections in this diverse world. Major themes include cultural encounters, trade, migration, empires, and conflicts. Corequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: history

HIST-125 The Atlantic World, 1450-1800

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Examines the rise and fall of an Atlantic World system that tied Europe, Africa and the Americas into a web of cultural, political and economic interdependence. Major themes include different models of New World exploration, colonization by European colonial powers, missionary activities and religious migrations, the ramifications of New World slavery, encounters and conflicts between native and colonial peoples, and the development of nation states in the Western Hemisphere. Corequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: history

HIST-130 African American History

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Survey of the African American experience in the U.S. from 1607 until the present. Emphasizes the South but incorporates the national level. Major themes include slavery, slavery politics, civil rights, family life, black culture, migration patterns, and religion. Corequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: history

HIST-135 History of the Islamic World

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Examines political, economic, cultural and religious trends in the greater Middle East from the birth of Islam in the seventh century to the present day. Major themes include the origins of Islam and the rise of Islamic empires and cultures, the development of an early modern polity under the Ottomans, European imperialism, and the influence of nationalism(s), resources conflicts and religious revival in the 20th and early 21st centuries. Corequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: history

HIST-140E Ethical Dilemmas in World History

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

A survey of modern ethical dilemmas drawn from the 18th century to the 21st century and from around the world that have challenged societies to rethink their economic, political and social practices in the interests of ethical or moral reform. Major themes include the rise of the abolitionist movement and its relation to human trafficking today, the moral status of warfare and various tactics of war such as torture. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: history and ethical reasoning

One course in Philosophy or Religion (3 credit hours)

Requires a prerequisite or corequisite of a master core skills course

ECON-420 Development of Economic Thought

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Traces the evolution of economic thought from ancient times to the present with special emphasis on Adam Smith, the classical school, socialism, Marx, marginalism, the neoclassical school, Keynes and Friedman. Prerequisite: ECON-200 or ECON-210 FILA general education: philosophy or religion Offered alternate years: 2019-2020

FREN-360E Introduction to French Thought

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

A survey of French thought, drawing together the evolution of French culture through study of representative philosophers and theologians. Taught in English. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350; and ENG-110 FILA general education: philosophy or religion and ethical reasoning

PHIL-210 Philosophical Questions

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Examines fundamental themes of philosophy such as: the possibility and nature of knowledge; whether or not human beings are free; arguments for and against the existence of God; the nature of good and evil; what makes a good life; and mortality. Corequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: philosophy or religion

PHIL-225E Contemporary Moral and Political Problem

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examines pressing moral and philosophical questions that have become major political issues of our day. Problems considered include abortion, sexism, racism, drugs, privacy and censorship, civil disobedience, and others of interest to the group. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: philosophy or religion and ethical reasoning Offered alternate years: 2018-2019

PHIL-228E Philosophy of Popular Culture

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

A systematic philosophical analysis of the major entertainment media of modern American culture aimed at determining the values reflected in and arising from popular movies, television, comics, music, and literature. Students select and research materials from the most popular national media, assessing the reasons for their extreme popularity. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: philosophy or religion and ethical reasoning

PHIL-235E Bioethics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Confronts a number of modern scientific and ethical problems including abortion, genetic testing, genetically modified plants and animals, stem cells, gene therapy, research on humans, and physician-assisted suicide. Biology and biotechnology often confound our notions of right and wrong, and what ethical behavior is. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general Education: philosophy or religion and ethical reasoning Offered alternate years

PHIL-310 Logic

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Skills of reasoning for solving problems found in ordinary language, deductive and inductive formats, and in common fallacies. A brief introduction to symbolic logic, scientific method, and probability. Prerequisite: ENG-110 FILA general education: philosophy or religion

PHIL-318E Philosophical Ethics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Examines significant ethical theories such as those based upon duty, the results of actions, virtue, the benefit of actions to self and the benefit of actions to others. We will examine primary texts from thinkers such as Aristotle, Mill, Kant and Nietzsche. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: philosophy and religion and ethical reasoning

PHIL-320E Professional Ethics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Pressing issues confronting professionals in a technological era. Utilizing the insights of philosophical and religious ethics, the course examines the responsibilities of the professional person in business, medicine, law education, the ministry, and other fields. Problems considered include confidentiality, accountability, whistleblowing, governmental regulation, and ethical codes. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG 110 and junior or senior standing FILA general education: philosophy or religion and ethical reasoning

PHIL-322EW Ethics and Identity

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Introduces ethical issues related to gender, race, and class. Surveys the development of identity-related critiques of traditional ethical theories and examines how the concept of "the good life" is related to identity. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 and SOC-101 or PSCI/SOC-205 FILA general education: philosophy or religion, ethical reasoning and writing intensive Offered alternate years

PHIL-331EW Ancient and Medieval Western Philosophy

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Traces the history of Western thought from its foundations with the Presocratic thinkers, Plato, and Aristotle, to its offspring in Hellenistic thought, and down to Medieval thought. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: philosophy or religion, ethical reasoning and writing intensive Offered alternate years

PHIL-332W Modern Philosophy

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

The primary works of thinkers from Descartes to Hegel are analyzed, and the historical relationship between those thinkers and their influence upon the Western world are examined. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: philosophy or religion and writing intensive Offered alternate years

PHIL-333W Contemporary Philosophy

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Developments in the 20th and 21st century Western philosophy are analyzed using primary texts from both Analytic and Continental traditions. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: philosophy or religion and writing intensive Offered alternate years

PHIL-335 Philosophy of Religion

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Concepts and problems associated with theistic faith in the West. Areas of inquiry and reflection include: the relation of philosophy to religion, arguments for and against the existence of God, the problem of evil, the nature of religious experience (including miracles and mystical experience), the purpose and meaning of religious language, and the immortality of the soul. Prerequisite: ENG-110 FILA general education: philosophy or religion Offered on demand

PHIL-337W Philosophy of Science

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Interaction of philosophy and science that affects human understanding of the physical universe, life, the mind, and human values. Investigations are made into methods of research, physical evidence defining our universe, the principle of relativity, the uncertainty principle, predictive knowledge, and related topics. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: philosophy or religion and writing intensive Offered alternate years

PHIL-340EW Environmental Ethics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examines the historical development of environmental ethics in the U.S., major ethical approaches to contemporary environmental issues, and the application of those theories to particular topics such as ecojustice, biodiversity, and global warming. Readings will be drawn from a wide range of sources, from ancient scripture to current news reports. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350; ENG-110; and one of the following courses: BIOL-100, BIOL-101, BIOL-110, CHEM-102 or CHEM-161 General Education: philosophy or religion, ethical reasoning and writing intensive

PHIL-420W Postmodernism

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Analyzes philosophically the eras of the 20th century considered "modernism" and "postmodernism." Some key ideas of relativity, literary criticism, modern warfare, social norms, and ethical values from art, literature, sciences, social sciences, and philosophy. Authors from the movements called existentialism, structuralism, deconstructionism, feminism, pragmatism, et al. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: philosophy or religion and writing intensive Offered alternate years

PSCI-220E Introduction to Political Philosophy

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Changing conceptions of freedom and virtue in ancient Greece to contemporary political philosophy. Students analyze popular films to illustrate and critique philosophical theories. Prerequisites: FILA 150 or FILA 350, and ENG-110 General Education: philosophy or religion and ethical reasoning

PSCI-401E Contemporary Political Thought

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Examination of the origins and development of contemporary notions of freedom, democracy and equality from Nietzsche to contemporary political philosophy. Topics include liberalism, libertarianism and post-modern political thought. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: philosophy or religion and ethical reasoning Offered alternate years

REL-180 Religions and Nature

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

A survey of religious practices and perspectives regarding the natural world. It considers such questions as: What are the differences between "creation," "the environment," and "biophysical reality"? Is matter more real than spirit? What are the differences and similarities among religious ideas about human-nonhuman relationships? Are religions to blame for environmental degradation, or can they offer resources for sustainable living? Where is the sacred in relation to nature? A selection of Western, Eastern, and indigenous religious perspectives will be included. Corequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: philosophy or religion

REL-210X Study of Religious Traditions

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

The objective of this course is to introduce to 1) the variety of intellectual disciplines by means of which religions may be studied and 2) the basic concepts that make up a religious worldview, including concepts of the sacred, religious symbolism, myth, doctrine, ritual, soteriology, and ethics. A central question of the course is how and to what degree these concepts and practices cross over between world religions, including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Chinese traditions, Japanese traditions, and secular humanism. The professor will acquaint students with a variety of methodologies within the field of Religious Studies, from theological, literary, and historical to anthropological, sociological, and phenomenological approaches. A handful of films will be screened that illustrate particular concepts, practices, and struggles within several religious traditions. Prerequisite: ENG-110 FILA general education: philosophy or religion and experiential learning

REL-220 New Testament

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Christian beginnings with emphasis upon the literature and thought of the early Christian community. Introduces information and skills necessary for examining the New Testament documents and their relevance in the history of Western culture. Prerequisite: ENG-110 FILA general education: philosophy or religion

REL/PHIL-300 Topics in Philosophy and Religion

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examines fundamental questions in metaphysics, epistemology, aesthetics and ethics from both a philosophical and a theological perspective. Introduces methods and subjects of study in the disciplines of philosophy and religion. Designed and intended for students who are considering a major or minor in Philosophy and religion. Corequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: philosophy or religion Offered on demand (Cross-listed as PHIL-300)

REL-310 Jesus in History and Culture

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

The person and significance of Jesus as understood in his own time and throughout history. Examines literature, art, and film to appreciate how the perceptions of Jesus change and develop within various social and historical contexts. Prerequisite: ENG-110 FILA general education: philosophy or religion Offered alternate years

REL-316W Medieval Women's Spirit

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Examines visionary literature written by women from late antiquity to the 15th century. Steeped in Neo-Platonic philosophical assumptions, it is literature written about religious experience, an attempt to express the inexpressible. As such, it is very unlike the more narrative, expository, speculative or technical styles of writing commonly encountered in the academic setting. Students of visionary literature must continue to think critically while offering unbiased and serious consideration to experiences very unlike their own. Medieval women's devotional literature offers valuable insight into specific gender roles, lifestyles, societal expectations, and religious practices in a time long past. In the same instance, it reaches out across time and addresses the nature of the human condition in any social, cultural or historical setting. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350, and ENG-110 FILA general education: philosophy or religion and writing intensive

REL/HIST-317 History of the Christian Church

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Introduction to Christianity, surveying all three historical traditions: Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and Protestant. Special emphasis on social and political structures of the church, and issues in theology and ethics from the Apostolic Age to the resent. Prerequisites: ENG-110 FILA general education: philosophy or religion (Cross-listed as HIST-317)

REL-318E Religious Ethics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

A critical survey of ethical perspectives ad issues in the thought and practices of several religious traditions. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: philosophy or religion and ethical reasoning

REL-325X The Uses and Abuses of Christian Scripture

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Explores the power of Biblical interpretations to influence, control and mobilize readers. Focuses on the evolution of basic interpretive rules and assumptions about how to interpret Biblical passages, and also the changing contexts and objectives of Biblical interpretation from Jesus' readings of the Hebrew Bible through scholarly approaches that developed post-Enlightenment. Primary sources include divergent interpretations of passages, infamous sermons and political speeches. Prerequisite: ENG-110 FILA general education: philosophy or religion and experiential learning Offered alternate years

REL-326 Readings in the Hebrew Scripture

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

History, literature and faith of the Hebrew people as revealed in the study of specific topics in Hebrew Scriptures. Designated material in the Hebrew Bible will be examined through the insights of literary analysis, archaeology, anthropology and historical criticism with special emphasis on interpretive methods. Prerequisite: ENG-110 FILA general education: philosophy or religion

REL-331W Christian Beliefs

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Introduction to Christian theology. The central doctrines of the Christian faith examined in the context of their historical development. Various interpretations of those doctrines in contemporary theology are evaluated. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: philosophy or religion and writing intensive Offered alternate years

REL-332W Reformation Thought

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

The formative period of thought for contemporary Catholic and Protestant Christianity. Thinkers include representative scholastics, the Humanists, Luther, Zwingli and the Anabaptists, Calvin, and the Catholic Reform expressed in the Councils from Constance to Trent. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: philosophy or religion and writing intensive Offered alternate years

REL-333W Contemporary Christian Thought

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Critical reading and discussion of writings of representative, contemporary, academic theologians (including Barth, Bonhoeffer, Cone, Gutierrez, Kung, and Schussler Fiorenza) with a view to developing and awareness of basic issues and patterns in present theological thinking. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: philosophy or religion and writing intensive Offered alternate years

REL-335E Christian Perspectives on Violence and Peace

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Biblical, historical, and social attitudes toward violence and peace including a study of political, social, and scientific factors that affect violence at the interpersonal, and through war at the international levels of human and interfaith experience. A seminar approach is used. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: philosophy or religion and ethical reasoning

REL-420EW Christian Social Ethics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Personal and social ethical issues from the perspective of contemporary writings of Christian ethicists. Normative and contextual approaches. An examination of the relationship between religion and culture. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: philosophy or religion, ethical reasoning and writing intensive Offered on demand

One course in the Social Sciences (3 credit hours)

Requires a prerequisite or corequisite of a master core skills course

COMM-375 Media Effects

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examines media effects research from the early 20th century to the present. Students learn about various methods used by social scientists to identify and measure the effects of persuasive messages on changes in knowledge, attitudes and behaviors. Students gain skills in framing research questions about media effects, designing effects studies and evaluating claims of media effects advocated by scholarly and non-scholarly sources. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: social sciences

ECON-200 Principles of Macroeconomics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Introduces scarcity, opportunity cost, and supply and demand analysis, with special emphasis on aggregate economic growth, unemployment, inflation, and fiscal and monetary policies. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: social sciences

ECON-210 Principles of Microeconomics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Analysis of individual choice and market behavior, with special emphasis on price and output relationships and the economics of the firm. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: social sciences

FCS-319 Families and Individuals in Societal Contexts

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Students will examine family and interpersonal relationships from a variety of theoretical and conceptual frameworks to gain an understanding of the changes in society relative to marriage and family. Students will engage in critical examination of issues related to families, work, and their interrelationships. Using family science theories, students will consider the contextual factors that influence the family. Emphasis placed upon the reciprocal impacts of relationships within the family and a person's relationships to individuals and society. This course focuses on family as a basic social institution, the various theoretical perspectives on the family, and provides an overview of current social scientific research on the family. The history, structure, and functions of the family will be addressed as will topics such as dating, cohabitation, marriage, parenting, family violence, and divorce. Corequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: social sciences

PSCI-210 Politics & Government in the United States

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Introduction to American politics, covering the development of American democracy, relations between the states and the federal government, elections, the role of the media, the three branches of national government, and current public policy. Corequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: social sciences

PSCI-215 Introduction to Public Policy

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

A comprehensive introduction to the process of developing, implementing and evaluating public policy. Covers the policy process in both theoretical and practical terms including the structure of institutions, decisions made throughout the process, and consequences of decision-making or non-decision-making. Areas of public policy addressed include criminal justice policy, regulatory policy, and healthcare advocacy and policy. Corequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: social sciences

PSCI-280 Lying and Lie Detection

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Introduces students to the research on and application of lie detection and the political art of lying. Topics include learning to detect lies, application of lies, and determine shades of truth. Lie detection is twofold - learning to detect lies of suspects and knowing how to detect truths of individuals in all areas of life. The work in the class will include analyzing micro-facial expressions, body language, and how society defines lying in different settings. Application of the techniques will include political leaders, countries, cultural differences, and lying with data for political purposes. Corequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: social sciences

PSY-101 General Psychology

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Introduction to psychology as a natural and a social science. Topics include the methods of science, biological bases of behavior, developmental processes, sensation and perception, states of consciousness, conditioning and learning, memory and cognition, motivation and emotion, theories and assessment of intelligence and personality, diagnosis and treatment of psychological disorders, and social-cultural influences on behavior. FILA general education: social sciences

SOC-101 Sociological Imagination

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Introduction to the sociological imagination, with a critical examination of social issues, individual experiences, and the potential for social change. Topics include the nature and impact of culture and social structure, inequality, social institutions, identity, social interaction, and the historical context of knowledge and relationships. Methods of sociological investigation and interpretation are also emphasized. This course is offered in a traditional survey and special topics format. Corequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: social sciences

One course in the Natural & Physical Sciences (4 credit hours)

Requires a prerequisite or corequisite of MATH-110, MATH-115 or MATH-118

BIOL-100 The Nature of the Biological World

Credits: 4 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Survey of the discipline of biology designed for the non-major. Content varies with the expertise of the instructor, but all sections focus on the relevance/importance of biology in everyday life. Laboratory focuses on understanding science as a process and includes an independent research project with oral presentation. Three lectures and one lab per week. Corequisite: MATH-118 FILA general education: natural and physical sciences

BIOL-110 Principles of Biology I

Credits: 4 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Introduction to the biological sciences, covering biological chemistry, cell/tissue structure and function, genetics and microevolution. Intended for biology, health and human sciences, and environmental science majors. Three lectures and one lab per week. Corequisites: MATH-110 or MATH-118 Biology and environmental science majors should take MATH-110. Other students should consult with their advisor about which course to take. FILA general education: natural and physical sciences

CHEM-102 Earth and its Environment

Credits: 4 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

The history of the earth and its place in the universe, geologic processes, environmental problems and weather. Three hours of lecture and one two-hour lab per week. Field trips may be taken during lab. Corequisites: MATH-110, MATH-115 or MATH-118 FILA general education: natural and physical sciences

CHEM-161 General Chemistry I

Credits: 4 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Principles of chemistry including stoichiometry, states of matter, atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, periodicity, energy relationships and equilibria, acid-base chemistry, electrochemistry, kinetics, solubility, thermodynamics, kinetic molecular theory of gases, and the systematic study of families of elements. Three hours of lecture and one four-hour laboratory per week. Prerequisite: MATH-110, MATH-115 or MATH-118 FILA general education: natural and physical sciences Credit may not be received for both CHEM-125 and CHEM-161

ENVR-101 Introduction to Environmental Sciences

Credits: 4 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Introduces basic biological concepts and applies them to help students understand the causes and solutions of environmental problems. Addresses a wide variety of environmental issues including biodiversity loss, the effects of pollution on organisms and ecosystems, and global climate change. Special emphasis given to help students understand how scientific knowledge is developed and scientific information can be found, interpreted and applied by society. Three lectures and one laboratory per week. Corequisite: MATH-118 or MATH-110 FILA general education: natural and physical sciences

GEOL-130 Physical Geology

Credits: 4 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

This course is an overview of the history of the earth and its structure, earth materials, the rock cycle, internal processes (the tectonic cycle, volcanoes, and earthquakes), external processes (the hydrologic cycle, weathering, and soils), and environmental concerns (groundwater, surface water, pollution, and remediation) with fairly detailed coverage of the processes. Three hours of lecture and one two-hour lab per week. Field trips may be taken during lab. Corequisites: MATH-110, MATH-115 or MATH-118 FILA general education: natural and physical sciences

PHYS-110 Introductory Astronomy

Credits: 4 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Designed to help students appreciate and understand their physical environment and the methods of physical science through the study of basic astronomy. Topics include the history of astronomy; motion of celestial objects; planets of the solar system; birth, life, and death of stars; galaxies; and cosmology. Three hours in class and two hours in laboratory per week. Prerequisites: MATH-110 or MATH-115 or MATH-118 FILA general education: natural and physical sciences

PHYS-119 Physics and the Modern World

Credits: 4 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Physics has given humanity the ability to better understand our world as well as transform our relationship with it. This course investigates the influence of physics principles, discoveries, and applications in human endeavors, such as electricity and nuclear radiation. The role that physics plays in energy use, technology and modern society is explored along with the impacts these discoveries and applications have on global and personal scales. Prerequisites: MATH-110 or MATH-115 or MATH-118 FILA general education: natural and physical sciences

PHYS-125 Concepts of Physics

Credits: 4 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

An introduction to the basic concepts of physics emphasizing practical applications of physical laws to common occurrences. Physical descriptions are presented on how things move, the behavior of sound and light, uses of electricity and magnetism, and the behavior of fundamental particles. Three hours in class and two hours in laboratory per week. Prerequisites: MATH-110 or MATH-115 or MATH-118 FILA general education: natural and physical sciences

PHYS-222 General Physics II

Credits: 4 Term Offered: Spring Only

During the first term: Kinematics, Newton's laws of motion, conservation laws, rotational motion, periodic motion, and fluid mechanics. During the second term: Thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, optics and modern physics. A combination of lectures and learning by inquiry are employed. Computers are used for data acquisition, data analysis, and mathematical modeling. Three hours in class, one hour in recitation and two hours in lab per week. Prerequisite: a minimum grade of C- in PHYS-221 FILA general education: natural and physical sciences

The Integration of Skills and Ideas

(Four courses, 1–10 credit hours)

One course in Writing Intensive (0–3 credit hours)

Requires a prerequisite of FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110

ART-200W Survey of Art History (prehistory to 1400)

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

An overview of the history of art from the mysterious cave paintings and carvings of the Paleolithic to the towering structures of Gothic cathedrals. This course is a requirement for art majors and minors and is very highly recommended to other students as a visual approach to the study of history and society. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350; ENG 110 FILA general Education: fine arts & music and writing intensive

ART-300W Modern & Post-Modern Art

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Critical study of the visual arts of the last 100 years with emphasis on understanding the implications of the concepts we know as modernism and postmodernism. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350; ENG 110 FILA general Education: fine arts & music and writing intensive

ART-301W Perspectives on Contemporary Art

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

This course is a critical exploration into the views and theories shaping the production of art from the late 20th century into the early 21st century. Starting with an understanding of postmodernism in an art context, this course examines the impacts of globalization, identity, representation and environmental issues as major paradigms shaping contemporary art practice. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: fine arts & music and writing intensive

BIOL-311W Animal Physiology

Credits: 4 Term Offered: Fall Only

Introduction to animal physiology - how animals function at cellular, systems and organismal levels. Knowledge that is acquired in this course serves as an excellent foundation for future postgraduate or professional studies in animal health & management. Course structure: active learning lectures and applied learning labs. Development of scientific thinking and writing are significant components of the course. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350, ENG-110, BIOL-110 and BIOL-111, MATH-120 FILA general education: writing intensive

BIOL/ENVR-312W Wildlife Ecology and Management

Credits: 4 Term Offered: Fall Only

Explores the ecology and management of wildlife with an emphasis on North American mammals and birds. Topics include habitat quality, forestry, nutrition, disease, population dynamics and diversity. Also explores human dimensions in the North American stakeholder model of wildlife management. Lab emphasizes field techniques. Three lectures and one lab per week. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350; ENG-110 and BIOL-111 or permission of instructor Offered alternate years FILA general education: writing intensive (Cross-listed as ENVR-312W)

BIOL/ENVR-360W Environmental Physiology

Credits: 4 Term Offered: Fall Only

This course will provide a framework for studying how animals function in their native environments at different stages of their life cycles. Its scope is animal physiology blended with environmental science: principles of physiological mechanisms are examined from the perspective of physiological adaptation in a given environmental context, including specific adaptations to environmental extremes. Course structure: active learning lectures and applied learning labs. Development of critical scientific thinking and scientific writing are significant components of the course. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350, ENG-110, BIOL-110 and BIOL-111, and MATH-120 FILA general education: writing intensive (Cross-listed as ENVR-360W)

BUS-412W Professional Selling

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Designed to develop student interaction and business skills with strategies relating to the personal selling side of marketing. Emphasis is placed on business-to-business and consumer selling strategies, as these skills are also applicable to retail selling and may be beneficial in enhancing skills necessary for selling ideas within the business, workplace, community at large or society in general. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350, ENG-110, BUS-300, BUS-310, or permission of instructor FILA general education: writing intensive

BUS-414W Consumer Behavior

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

A study of purchasing patterns and habits of consumers (individual and business) from both societal and psychological sides; increases student understanding of how businesses develop marketing plans to appeal to recognized consumer needs, wants and characteristics. Emphasis is placed on observations in the retail environment including cultural, societal and personal preferences. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350, ENG-110, BUS-300, BUS-310, or permission of instructor FILA general education: writing intensive

BUS-416W Advertising

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

A study of the wide varieties of non-personal ways an organization communicates with customers and other stakeholder groups. Primary emphasis is placed on traditional paid media. Internet and social media options are also reviewed, along with alternative advertising vehicles such as brochures, direct mail and point-of-sale contacts. Course content includes a review of the planning, design and production processes, as well as sample communications as an essential part of the learning process. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350, ENG-110, BUS-300, BUS-310, or permission of instructor FILA general education: writing intensive

COMM/PWR-255W Introduction to News Writing

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Teaches students the basic skills of researching, investigating and writing in a variety of formats. Emphasis on identification of the writing structures used by contemporary media writers and utilization of these structures in original pieces researched and written by the students. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: writing intensive (Cross-listed as PWR-255W)

ENG-224W Introduction to American Studies

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Introduces students to the elements of American culture in the interdisciplinary manner of American studies. After gaining an understanding of the academic field itself, students explore the variety of ways to consider American culture including methodological and genre-based approaches. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: global dynamics and writing intensive

ENG/PWR-320WX Writing Contemporary Poetry

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

Both a writing workshop and a reading course, wherein students practice writing and analyzing poetry in consultation and comparison with practicing poets. A portion of the course includes participation in the Bridgewater International Poetry Festival, a four-day event which is held in odd-numbered years. Students will manage, promote, host, and lead portions of the festival, and some will read their own work. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: writing intensive and experiential learning (Cross-listed as PWR-320WX)

ENG/PWR-321W Advanced Writing of Contemporary Poetry

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

Blending writing poetry, critical reading, and event management skills, wherein students practice writing and analyzing poetry in consultation and comparison with practicing poets. A portion of the course includes a leadership position in the Bridgewater International Poetry Festival, a four-day event held on campus. Students will manage, promote, and lead portions of the festival. Students will also read their work publicly, meet with publishers, lead small writers' groups, and meet professional expectations in hosting a major literary event. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350, ENG-110 and ENG/PWR-320W FILA general education: writing intensive (Cross-listed as ENG-321W)

ENG-332W Arthurian Literature

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Examines the effect of the legends of King Arthur and his knights, showing such ideas as the Holy Grail and the code of chivalry in modern retellings and appropriations of the medieval sources. An acquaintance with Malory's Morte D' Arthur is expected. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: literature and writing intensive

ENG-333W Irish Literature

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Study of Irish literature, including Celtic mythology. Late 19th and 20th century authors such as Yeats, Joyce, Synge, O'Casey, and Bowen are emphasized. Includes study of Irish political and cultural history will be included. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: literature and writing intensive

ENG/GER-334W German Literature in Translations

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Study of German-language fiction, non-fiction, drama, and poetry. Additionally, students will gain knowledge of Germanic political, cultural, and literary histories. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: literature and writing intensive (Cross-listed as GER-334W)

ENG/FREN-335W French Literature in Translation

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Selected readings of the fiction, drama, poetry, and non-fiction prose of French literature. Includes study of French political and cultural history as a way to examine recurring themes, innovation, and movements in literature. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: literature and writing intensive (Cross-listed as FREN-335W)

ENG-341W Mythology and Classical Literature

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examination of Greek myth, especially of mythological ideas and figures that have had great influence on literature and thought, and of selected Greek and Roman classics. Readings may include selections from Homer, Greek drama, Plato, Lucretius, Virgil, and St. Augustine. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: literature and writing intensive

ENG-342W Medieval Literature From Beowulf to Dante

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Study of several of the major works of medieval literature, including epic, Arthurian romance; religious lyric and drama; biography; and satire, with special attention to themes such as adventure, courtly love, and self-discovery. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: literature and writing intensive

ENG-343W Literature of Renaissance & the Enlightenment

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Readings in the Renaissance epic, in early prose narrative, and in drama, lyric, and other major literary forms. May include works by Machiavelli, Milton, Thomas More, Shakespeare, Moliere, Swift and Voltaire. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: literature and writing intensive

ENG-345W Literature for Children

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Development and analysis of the major types of children's literature are addressed, including picture books, poetry, fables, folktales, fantasy, realism, and historical fiction. Students read and analyze classic examples of each type. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: literature and writing intensive

ENG-347W Nineteenth Century Children's Literature

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

Study of works written during the first golden age of children's literature. Exploration of examples of the century's proliferating types of fiction (fantasy, adventure, domestic and exotic realism), comparison of original literary texts to filmed adaptations, investigation of the influence of folktales upon children's literature, and acquaintance with some of the best illustrators and writers for children of the period. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: literature and writing intensive

ENG-385W Modern Literature

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Study of the modernist movement in American, English, and world literatures with emphasis on fiction, poetry and drama written in the first half of the 20th century before World War II. Writers studied may include Hemingway, Faulkner, Yeats, T.S. Eliot, Woolf, Pound, Conrad, Camus, Sartre, Joyce, Kafka, and Mann. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: literature and writing intensive

ES-300WX Personal and Community Health

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Examination of the multiple determinants of health and wellness from a personal and community perspective. Through service-based learning experiences, students critically analyze individual, social and environmental factors that influence health. This course requires students to spend time off-campus serving at community agencies in order to successfully fulfill course requirements. Prerequisites: PDP 150 or PDP 350, ENG 110 and ES-230 or permission of the instructor FILA general education: writing intensive and experiential learning

FREN-401W Survey of French Literature I

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Representative French authors from the Middle through the 18th-century including social and historical background. Taught in French. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350; ENG-110 and FREN 202 or permission of instructor FILA general education: literature and writing intensive

FREN-402W Survey of French Literature II

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Representative French authors from the 19th and 20th centuries. Social and historical background is included. Taught in French. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350; ENG-110 and FREN 202 or permission of instructor FILA general education: literature and writing intensive

FREN-403W Survey of Francophone Literature

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Writings of representative Francophone authors (African, Caribbean, Quebecois), primarily of short stories, poetry and plays. Taught in French. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350; ENG-110 and FREN 202 or permission of instructor FILA general education: literature and writing intensive

GER-224W Introduction to German Studies

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

This course provides a broad introduction to German history and culture and to the field of German Studies. Taught in English, it is an ideal course for students considering a minor in German, a concentration in German Studies, or for those with a general interest in history and culture of German-speaking countries. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350; and ENG-110 FILA general education: world cultures and writing intensive

MUS-315W History of Music to 1750

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

History of western musical styles from the early Christian era to 1750, including medieval, Renaissance and Baroque eras. Listening and reading assignments focus on specific composers and works as they relate to historical trends in musical style. This course presumes that students are able to read music notation. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350, and ENG-110 FILA general education: fine arts & music and writing intensive

PHIL-322EW Ethics and Identity

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Introduces ethical issues related to gender, race, and class. Surveys the development of identity-related critiques of traditional ethical theories and examines how the concept of "the good life" is related to identity. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 and SOC-101 or PSCI/SOC-205 FILA general education: philosophy or religion, ethical reasoning and writing intensive Offered alternate years

PHIL-331EW Ancient and Medieval Western Philosophy

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Traces the history of Western thought from its foundations with the Presocratic thinkers, Plato, and Aristotle, to its offspring in Hellenistic thought, and down to Medieval thought. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: philosophy or religion, ethical reasoning and writing intensive Offered alternate years

PHIL-332W Modern Philosophy

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

The primary works of thinkers from Descartes to Hegel are analyzed, and the historical relationship between those thinkers and their influence upon the Western world are examined. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: philosophy or religion and writing intensive Offered alternate years

PHIL-333W Contemporary Philosophy

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Developments in the 20th and 21st century Western philosophy are analyzed using primary texts from both Analytic and Continental traditions. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: philosophy or religion and writing intensive Offered alternate years

PHIL-337W Philosophy of Science

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Interaction of philosophy and science that affects human understanding of the physical universe, life, the mind, and human values. Investigations are made into methods of research, physical evidence defining our universe, the principle of relativity, the uncertainty principle, predictive knowledge, and related topics. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: philosophy or religion and writing intensive Offered alternate years

PHIL-340EW Environmental Ethics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examines the historical development of environmental ethics in the U.S., major ethical approaches to contemporary environmental issues, and the application of those theories to particular topics such as ecojustice, biodiversity, and global warming. Readings will be drawn from a wide range of sources, from ancient scripture to current news reports. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350; ENG-110; and one of the following courses: BIOL-100, BIOL-101, BIOL-110, CHEM-102 or CHEM-161 General Education: philosophy or religion, ethical reasoning and writing intensive

PHIL-420W Postmodernism

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Analyzes philosophically the eras of the 20th century considered "modernism" and "postmodernism." Some key ideas of relativity, literary criticism, modern warfare, social norms, and ethical values from art, literature, sciences, social sciences, and philosophy. Authors from the movements called existentialism, structuralism, deconstructionism, feminism, pragmatism, et al. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: philosophy or religion and writing intensive Offered alternate years

PHYS-345W Experimental Physics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

Classical and modern experiments give the student a basic understanding of experimental methods. Involves several lectures and extensive lab work. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350, ENG-110, PHYS-222, and MATH-132 FILA general education: writing intensive Alternate years: offered 2019-2020

PSCI-335W Peace, War and World Politics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examines human understanding of the institution of warfare and alternative means of managing large-scale conflict. Also studies the concept of peace, including the personal and policy implications of the various definitions of the term. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: global dynamics and writing intensive Offered alternate years

PSCI-420W International Law & Organization

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Explores the nature of international law and its similarities and differences with domestic law. Examines the institutions, rules, and organizations that provide the context for global interactions in an increasingly globalizing world. Case studies include issues such as human rights, the International Criminal Court, the World Trade Organization and the World Bank, and International Monetary Fund. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: writing intensive Offered alternate years

PSCI-440W Global Political Economy

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Political implications of global economic relations, including such topics as the politics of trade, monetary relations, financial crises, development, global systems of production and consumption and multinational corporations. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: global dynamics and writing intensive Offered alternate years

PWR-312W Technical & Workplace Writing

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Advanced writing course in composing reports, proposals, instructions, brochures, digital information and other technical documents. Principles of document design, strategies for incorporating graphic elements into texts and methods of editing are also emphasized. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: writing intensive

PWR-313W Writing for Business

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Explores analytical and practical skills in a range of business genres, including memos, letters, proposals and collaborative reports. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: writing intensive

PWR-314W Writing for the Sciences

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Emphasizes the skills necessary for presenting scientific concepts and subjects to various audiences, including ethical and practical constraints on reporting information. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: writing intensive

PWR-318W Writing in Electronic Environments

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Or Spring

Studies the nature of writing as it is shaped by digital technologies, including desktop publishing, document design and electronic portfolios. Implications of these media for writing in both theory and practice are emphasized. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: writing intensive

REL-316W Medieval Women's Spirit

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Examines visionary literature written by women from late antiquity to the 15th century. Steeped in Neo-Platonic philosophical assumptions, it is literature written about religious experience, an attempt to express the inexpressible. As such, it is very unlike the more narrative, expository, speculative or technical styles of writing commonly encountered in the academic setting. Students of visionary literature must continue to think critically while offering unbiased and serious consideration to experiences very unlike their own. Medieval women's devotional literature offers valuable insight into specific gender roles, lifestyles, societal expectations, and religious practices in a time long past. In the same instance, it reaches out across time and addresses the nature of the human condition in any social, cultural or historical setting. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350, and ENG-110 FILA general education: philosophy or religion and writing intensive

REL/ENG-327W Biblical Themes in Literature

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Studies literature inspired by the Bible. Reading and writing about how religious ideas are expressed in literature, how authors use specific biblical stories in their novels, and how various authors may differ in their retellings of the same story. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: literature & writing intensive Offered alternate years (Cross-listed as ENG-327W)

REL-331W Christian Beliefs

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Introduction to Christian theology. The central doctrines of the Christian faith examined in the context of their historical development. Various interpretations of those doctrines in contemporary theology are evaluated. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: philosophy or religion and writing intensive Offered alternate years

REL-332W Reformation Thought

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

The formative period of thought for contemporary Catholic and Protestant Christianity. Thinkers include representative scholastics, the Humanists, Luther, Zwingli and the Anabaptists, Calvin, and the Catholic Reform expressed in the Councils from Constance to Trent. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: philosophy or religion and writing intensive Offered alternate years

REL-333W Contemporary Christian Thought

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Critical reading and discussion of writings of representative, contemporary, academic theologians (including Barth, Bonhoeffer, Cone, Gutierrez, Kung, and Schussler Fiorenza) with a view to developing and awareness of basic issues and patterns in present theological thinking. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: philosophy or religion and writing intensive Offered alternate years

REL-420EW Christian Social Ethics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Personal and social ethical issues from the perspective of contemporary writings of Christian ethicists. Normative and contextual approaches. An examination of the relationship between religion and culture. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: philosophy or religion, ethical reasoning and writing intensive Offered on demand

SOC-302W Contemporary Social Theory

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Survey of contemporary sociological theory, including the works of Erving Goffman, Harold Garfinkel, The Frankfurt School, Bourdieu and others. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350, ENG-110, and SOC-301 or permission of instructor FILA general education: writing intensive

SOC/FCS-368W Sociology of the Family

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examination of the human family historically and comparatively in various cultures with major emphasis placed upon the modern American family. Included are such topics as the diversity of family structures, the social construction of emotions, gender expectations and roles, parenting, the life cycle, and family tensions. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350, SOC-101 and ENG-110 FILA general education: writing intensive (Cross-listed as FCS-368W)

SPAN-310W The Structure of Spanish

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

This course introduces students to the linguistic structure of Spanish. By allowing students to solve problem sets, write papers, make oral presentations, and lead in-class discussions, students will learn the main aspects of the morphological and syntactic structure (words and sentences) of Spanish. Furthermore, this course introduces the history of the Spanish language, in other words, how Spanish evolved from Latin. This course will be taught in Spanish. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350, ENG-110, and SPAN-202 or permission of instructor FILA general education: writing intensive

SPAN-352W Hispanic Masculinities

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

This course will examine the social construction of masculinity in the Hispanic world. We will read about and study concepts such as honor, shame, sexual identity, machismo and their correlated societal effects. We will also research and discuss the topics of gender relations and sexuality and how these themes intersect with issues of race, class, and politics. We will explore the construction of masculinity in specific areas such as sports (futbol) and dance (tango, salsa, etc.). Our readings will primarily be in Spanish but will come from Spain, Central and South America, and also the United States. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350; ENG-110 and SPAN-202 FILA general education: world cultures and writing intensive

THEA/ENG-360W Modern Drama

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examination of theatrical literature and forms from the late 19th century well-made plays, Realism, Expressionism, Futurism and Symbolism to Epic theatre and the Theatre of the Absurd. Playwrights such as Henrik Ibsen, Bernard Shaw, Anton Chekhov, Eugene O'Neill, Bertolt Brecht, Samuel Beckett and others will be studied. The goals of this course are for students to gain an understanding of the scope, history, techniques and influence of Modern Drama. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: literature and writing intensive Offered alternate years (Cross-listed as ENG-360W)

THEA/ENG-362W Contemporary Drama

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Contemporary theatrical forms of American and British drama. Students will begin with post-World War II dramatic works and move sequentially to the present day. Some areas of attention will be the "angry young men," metadrama, gender race and ethnicity, the "new brutalism," and contemporary docudrama. Particular focus will be on how play texts engage with the cultural and historical moment of their creation. The goals of this course are for students to gain an understanding of the scope, history, techniques and influence of contemporary drama. Playwrights such as John Osborne, Edward Albee, Edward Bond, José Rivera, Martin McDonagh, Tony Kushner, Sarah Kane, Suzan Lori-Parks, Nilo Cruz, Moisés Kaufman, Sarah Ruhl and others will be studied. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: literature and writing intensive Offered alternate years (Cross-listed as ENG-362W)

One course in Ethical Reasoning (0–3 credit hours)

Requires a prerequisite of FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110

COMM-410E Communication Law and Ethics in a Digital Age

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Analytical survey of ethical and legal issues pertaining to communication professionals, focusing on the new digital media landscape. Issues explored include First Amendments rights, public affairs journalism, copyright, defamation, obscenity, censorship, licensing, corporate and governmental communications, and the Digital Millennium Act. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: ethical reasoning

ENVR-234E Wildlife Ethics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

This course will explore the ethical implications of wildlife management, research and stewardship by applying ethical frameworks to issues surrounding wildlife. Possible topics include reintroduction of wolves to Yellowstone and subsequent delisting, predator control, supplemental feeding, logging/wildlife conflicts, hunting culture, etc. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350, ENG-110 and BIOL-100 or BIOL-110 FILA general education: ethical reasoning

FREN-360E Introduction to French Thought

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

A survey of French thought, drawing together the evolution of French culture through study of representative philosophers and theologians. Taught in English. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350; and ENG-110 FILA general education: philosophy or religion and ethical reasoning

HIST-140E Ethical Dilemmas in World History

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

A survey of modern ethical dilemmas drawn from the 18th century to the 21st century and from around the world that have challenged societies to rethink their economic, political and social practices in the interests of ethical or moral reform. Major themes include the rise of the abolitionist movement and its relation to human trafficking today, the moral status of warfare and various tactics of war such as torture. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: history and ethical reasoning

PHIL-225E Contemporary Moral and Political Problem

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examines pressing moral and philosophical questions that have become major political issues of our day. Problems considered include abortion, sexism, racism, drugs, privacy and censorship, civil disobedience, and others of interest to the group. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: philosophy or religion and ethical reasoning Offered alternate years: 2018-2019

PHIL-228E Philosophy of Popular Culture

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

A systematic philosophical analysis of the major entertainment media of modern American culture aimed at determining the values reflected in and arising from popular movies, television, comics, music, and literature. Students select and research materials from the most popular national media, assessing the reasons for their extreme popularity. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: philosophy or religion and ethical reasoning

PHIL-235E Bioethics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Confronts a number of modern scientific and ethical problems including abortion, genetic testing, genetically modified plants and animals, stem cells, gene therapy, research on humans, and physician-assisted suicide. Biology and biotechnology often confound our notions of right and wrong, and what ethical behavior is. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general Education: philosophy or religion and ethical reasoning Offered alternate years

PHIL-318E Philosophical Ethics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Examines significant ethical theories such as those based upon duty, the results of actions, virtue, the benefit of actions to self and the benefit of actions to others. We will examine primary texts from thinkers such as Aristotle, Mill, Kant and Nietzsche. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: philosophy and religion and ethical reasoning

PHIL-320E Professional Ethics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Pressing issues confronting professionals in a technological era. Utilizing the insights of philosophical and religious ethics, the course examines the responsibilities of the professional person in business, medicine, law education, the ministry, and other fields. Problems considered include confidentiality, accountability, whistleblowing, governmental regulation, and ethical codes. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG 110 and junior or senior standing FILA general education: philosophy or religion and ethical reasoning

PHIL-322EW Ethics and Identity

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Introduces ethical issues related to gender, race, and class. Surveys the development of identity-related critiques of traditional ethical theories and examines how the concept of "the good life" is related to identity. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 and SOC-101 or PSCI/SOC-205 FILA general education: philosophy or religion, ethical reasoning and writing intensive Offered alternate years

PHIL-331EW Ancient and Medieval Western Philosophy

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Traces the history of Western thought from its foundations with the Presocratic thinkers, Plato, and Aristotle, to its offspring in Hellenistic thought, and down to Medieval thought. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: philosophy or religion, ethical reasoning and writing intensive Offered alternate years

PHIL-340EW Environmental Ethics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examines the historical development of environmental ethics in the U.S., major ethical approaches to contemporary environmental issues, and the application of those theories to particular topics such as ecojustice, biodiversity, and global warming. Readings will be drawn from a wide range of sources, from ancient scripture to current news reports. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350; ENG-110; and one of the following courses: BIOL-100, BIOL-101, BIOL-110, CHEM-102 or CHEM-161 General Education: philosophy or religion, ethical reasoning and writing intensive

PSCI-220E Introduction to Political Philosophy

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Changing conceptions of freedom and virtue in ancient Greece to contemporary political philosophy. Students analyze popular films to illustrate and critique philosophical theories. Prerequisites: FILA 150 or FILA 350, and ENG-110 General Education: philosophy or religion and ethical reasoning

PSCI-290E Aesthetics, Philosophy and Politics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

Reviews the role of aesthetics in the history of political philosophy to understand aesthetics as an alternative foundation for politics. Readings include canonical figures in the history of philosophy, such as Thucydides, Plato, Aristotle, Hume, Kant, Nietzsche, Dewey and Arendt. Emphasis on developing aesthetic judgment as a key capacity of citizenship. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: ethical reasoning Offered alternate years

PSCI-365E Politics of Human Rights

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

An examination of conceptions of human rights, the global discourse around human rights, and efforts to protect those rights. Topics include why governments violate the rights of their citizens, the role of human rights activism in shaping global public discourse and affecting the practices of governments, international human rights law, and the human rights dimensions of foreign policy. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general Education: global dynamics and ethical reasoning

PSCI-401E Contemporary Political Thought

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Examination of the origins and development of contemporary notions of freedom, democracy and equality from Nietzsche to contemporary political philosophy. Topics include liberalism, libertarianism and post-modern political thought. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: philosophy or religion and ethical reasoning Offered alternate years

PSY-475E Neuroethics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Delineates a new field of Neuroethics concerned with the social, legal and ethical implications of modern research on the brain. Brings together contemporary writings from neuroscientists, bioethicists, public policy makers and scholars in the humanities for discussion and debate on these issues. The relationship between different faith and philosophical positions on decision making from an applied (clinical) perspective will also be investigated. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350; ENG-110; and PSY-101 and PSY-210 or BIOL-110; or permission of instructor FILA general education: ethical reasoning Offered alternate years

REL-318E Religious Ethics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

A critical survey of ethical perspectives ad issues in the thought and practices of several religious traditions. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: philosophy or religion and ethical reasoning

REL-335E Christian Perspectives on Violence and Peace

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Biblical, historical, and social attitudes toward violence and peace including a study of political, social, and scientific factors that affect violence at the interpersonal, and through war at the international levels of human and interfaith experience. A seminar approach is used. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: philosophy or religion and ethical reasoning

REL-420EW Christian Social Ethics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Personal and social ethical issues from the perspective of contemporary writings of Christian ethicists. Normative and contextual approaches. An examination of the relationship between religion and culture. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: philosophy or religion, ethical reasoning and writing intensive Offered on demand

SOC-208E Food Politics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

This course is an introduction to a variety of political, ethical and social justice issues surrounding local, national and global food systems. It includes discussions of food policy, food security, food waste, food and farm workers' rights, and the environmental impact and sustainability of our current food production systems. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: global dynamics and ethical reasoning

SOC-255EX Introduction to Social Welfare Systems

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Traces the origins and development of current social welfare institutions and illuminates the philosophical and ethical considerations undergirding social policy while considering the merits and deficits of current social services. While a primary focus is on the political, economic, and social context of the American welfare system, cross-cultural comparisons will be considered. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350, ENG-110 and SOC-101 FILA general education: ethical reasoning and experiential learning

SOC-366E Sociology of Birth and Death

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Examination of how society supports, controls and constrains our arrival into and departure from the world, revealing the ways that events often assumed to be "natural" are in fact conditioned by social and cultural forces. Special emphasis on the communication of cultural norms regarding birth and death, the impact of advances in medicine and technology, and how birth and death become cultural metaphors for other social phenomena. The course includes an interfaith studies component focused on Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, and Native American death rituals. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350, ENG-110, and SOC-101 FILA general education: ethical reasoning

SOC-370E Sociology of Religion

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Examination of religion as a powerful force of social cohesion, order, meaning and change in human societies. Special attention will be given to why people are religious or not religious; the growth and decline of religious organizations; religious conversion and loss of faith; the impact of modernity on religion and religious belief, especially among young and emerging adults. The social context in which various religious communities exist and how they shape and are being shaped by their social context will also be investigated. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350, ENG-110, and SOC-101 FILA general education: ethical reasoning

SOC-431EX Public Culture

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

A seminar comprised of weekly class outings to engage critically and comprehensively with public culture in all its forms, deepening understanding of various cultural theories through direct exposure to a variety of public cultural events, institutions, and texts. Readings will be selected to correspond with these class outings, and students will be expected to reflect on, as well as analyze, their experiences in public culture through writing assignments and semester-long projects relating to cultural change. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350, ENG-110 and senior standing FILA general education: experiential learning and ethical reasoning

One course in Experiential Learning (0–3 credit hours)

Requires a prerequisite or corequisite of a master core skills course

ART-305X Museums and Galleries

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

A critical study of the visual arts understood through the institutions we call museums and galleries. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: experiential learning

ART-307X Visual Arts of Spain

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

An introduction to the visual arts and culture of Spain. Emphasis is on both historical and contemporary works of art and architecture, taking into consideration who and what influenced the artists and architects. Students are introduced to Spanish culture through food, music, markets, historical landmarks, and its landscapes and cityscapes. Visits include art and history museums, local markets, castles, cathedrals and other culturally relevant sites. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: world cultures and experiential learning

ART-348X Videography II

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Use skills gained in Art 347 to produce a short nonfiction video that promotes an idea, for example, a company profile, event promotion, advocacy or fundraising video, or mini-documentary. Topics will include treatments and proposals, planning, research and fact checking, interviewing, shot coverage, editing process, narrative structure and creative approach, and dissemination of the final product. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350, ENG-110, COMM-100, and ART-347 or permission of instructor FILA general education: experiential learning

BIOL-257X Marine Ecology

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

Field-based introduction to the biology and ecology of marine organisms and their habitats. Students learn about 1) the ocean as an environment, 2) the characteristics of organisms living in and near the ocean with a focus on marine invertebrates and fishes, and 3) ecological principles that govern the distribution and abundance of those organisms. A major focus is on the ecology of tropical marine ecosystems. Thus, students spend much of their time in the water investigating ecosystems such as mangrove estuaries, sea grass beds, and coral reefs. Applied aspects of marine ecology including human impacts, managements, conservation, fisheries and tourism are included throughout the course. There is also time to explore terrestrial tropical ecosystems, such as freshwater mangrove forests and tropical forests, and cultural markets or archaeological ruins, depending on the field site. Potential locations for the course include Belize, Florida, Bermuda or other marine education centers located on islands such as Little Cayman in the Caribbean. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350; and BIOL-100, BIOL-101, or BIOL-110 FILA general education: experiential learning

BUS-305X International Business and Entrepreneurship

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

Examines the importance of fostering entrepreneurship as the key to economic, social, and intellectual development in a myriad of cultural settings and economic/political systems around the globe. This course will include a field study approach with visits to embassies and the World Bank on a one week trip to Washington, D.C. Prerequisites: COMM-100 and two courses from ECON-200, ECON-210, PSY-101 and SOC-101 FILA general education: experiential learning

BUS-365X Cross-Cultural Issues in Business

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

Explores cultural differences in business practices. Combines international travel and experiential learning with classroom discussion and reflection to enrich students' educational experience. The travel portion of the course provides opportunities for direct communication with business leaders in the selected location, facility tours, and attending business lectures at local universities. Travel destinations include Europe, South America, Japan and China. On campus, students actively reflect on cross-cultural similarities and differences in the conduct of business, cross-cultural business issues, and ways to become more sensitive to the complexities, relationships, and dialogues among different cultures. May be taken more than once provided a different location is selected each time. Prerequisites: ENG-110 and permission of instructor FILA general education: experiential learning

BUS-422X Entrepreneurship

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Emphasizes general principles of entrepreneurship and small business management for students interested in developing their own business. Provides practical experience through service learning, written and oral reports. Prerequisites: COMM-100 and BUS-200 or BUS-202, BUS-300, BUS-310, and junior or senior standing; BUS-315 is recommended to be taken prior to or concurrently with the course FILA general education: experiential learning Additional costs associated with travel.

BUS-478X Strategic Management

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

A seminar-style capstone course for Business Administration majors that integrates the functional areas of business (accounting, finance, management, and marketing) through analysis, forecasting, and developing solutions to complex business scenarios. The course uses a combination of readings, discussion, case studies, and a team-based computer simulation to focus on managing strategically and responsibly. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350, COMM-100, BUS-300, BUS-310, BUS-320, BUS-330, BUS-340 or BUS-385, BUS-350, and senior standing; or permission of instructor FILA general education: experiential learning

COMM-331X The Television & Film Studio System

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

The history of the American television and film studio system, its influence on society, and the processes of modern television and film production. Includes weekly class meetings on the Bridgewater campus (1 hour per week) and an 8-day trip to Los Angeles during Spring Break. While in Los Angeles, the class tours several studios (including Paramount Pictures, Warner Brothers, NBC television and/or Universal Studios), participates as audience members on a variety of television shows, talks with members of the television and film industry, and visits media related museums. Additional costs associated with travel. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and permission of instructor FILA general education: experiential learning

COMM-333X Europe Media and Culture

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

This course examines the historical similarities and differences between American media and European media. The course will involve approximately a week of classes on the Bridgewater campus prior to traveling to several locations throughout Europe. Three major themes will be explored: 1) the use of persuasion and propaganda techniques employed during World War II and the Cold War, 2) the development of the European television and film industry (prior to WWII and after it), and 3) issues of media conglomeration, globalization, and the influence of the American film and television industry on Europe. Cities that may be toured include: London, Munich, Prague, Berlin and Paris. (The exact cities to be visited will change each year based on availability of speakers, film festivals, and museum special exhibits.) Additional costs associated with travel. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: world cultures and experiential learning

COMM/MUS-309X Audio Production

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

This course provides a hands-on introduction to the world of modern multi-track recording. Students will gain experience with the equipment fundamental to audio engineering and production, including recording consoles, microphones, equalizers, time-based effects and Avid Pro Tools; the industry standard digital audio workstation. Participants will engage in a variety of projects which demonstrate the breadth of activity of an audio engineer. These include creating a podcast and engaging in a series of real world sessions with professional recording artists. Through these sessions, the techniques of recording, editing, mixing and mastering audio will be explored. Prerequisite: COMM-100 FILA general education: experiential learning (Cross-listed as MUS-309X)

COMM/MUS-370X Heroes, Flutes, and Ghosts: Stories and Opera

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

This course examines how stories, and particularly the hero narrative as captured by Joseph Campbell, are used in opera to inspire, engage, and provide social commentary, as well as to entertain. Understanding the audience (i.e., the historical time frame) and evaluating the medium (i.e., why set the story to music?) enriches our appreciation for and evaluation of the success of a story's message. Students will analyze how narrative changes when it is told through different media and will construct their own story using the medium of their choice. This course runs in conjunction with MUS 370 The History of Dramatic Music. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: experiential learning

COMM-349X Nonprofit Communication

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

Introduces students to the burgeoning nonprofit sector of American society. Students learn what makes an organization a nonprofit, explore the purposes of a nonprofit sector in society, consider the often overlooked field of nonprofit media, and explore the challenges and opportunities of working in, with, and for nonprofit organizations. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and COMM-100 FILA general education: experiential learning

COMM-365X Rhetoric of the Civil Rights Movement

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

This course examines the rhetorical strategies adopted by the American Civil Rights Movement. Students will study a wide variety of rhetorical artifacts such as documents and speeches, songs and other performances, lunch counter protests, sit-ins, Freedom Rides, photography and other forms of visual rhetoric. The course includes several days of courses on campus and a 10-day bus trip to key sites of the civil rights movement such as the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site in Atlanta. Students will have the opportunity to complete community service at some of the sites. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: experiential learning

COMM-481X Media Field Experience

Credits: 3 Term Offered: All Terms

This course is designed to provide students field experience in media production, media writing, media management and/or media relations. Prior to signing up for this course, students will work with the instructor to identify a field experience site where they can either help create content at a media outlet such as a television/radio station or film production studio, or where they can practice media relations for a business or non-profit organization. The course requires students to complete: (1) an initial face-to-face meeting with the course instructor, (2) online modules about communication-related issues in the workplace, (3) an initial and exit interview with their site supervisor, (4) 100 hours of work in the field, (5) reflective short essay assignments and (6) a final project consisting of an online portfolio of work they complete during the field experience. Students may take the course up to two times for credit, but each time must be at a different site. Prerequisites: COMM-100 and COMM-255W Corequisites: Junior standing in major FILA general education: experiential learning

EDUC-380X Practicum in Current Teaching Techniques

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term & Summe

Three-week, full-day, field practicum taken immediately before student teaching. Candidates teach in a grade-level range different from their student teaching placement, but within their range of licensure and certification. Candidates teach a minimum of two times, participates in all professional activities of their classroom cooperating teacher, and engage in reflective seminars back on campus, or through online delivery. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350, admission to the TEP, successful completion of EDUC-371 or EDUC-372 and taken in May Term or summer before student teaching FILA general education: experiential learning Note: Those seeking ESL certification take this course the junior year but after having taken EDUC-371 or EDUC-372.

ENG/PWR-320WX Writing Contemporary Poetry

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

Both a writing workshop and a reading course, wherein students practice writing and analyzing poetry in consultation and comparison with practicing poets. A portion of the course includes participation in the Bridgewater International Poetry Festival, a four-day event which is held in odd-numbered years. Students will manage, promote, host, and lead portions of the festival, and some will read their own work. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: writing intensive and experiential learning (Cross-listed as PWR-320WX)

EQU-350X International Equine Breeding, Training and Management

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

This course is designed to enhance students' understanding of global equine industry management, training, and breeding facilities. Students will have an opportunity to study and evaluate equine selection of breeding stock and young prospects internationally. This course will travel to a selection of international breeding facilities located in the UK and Europe. In addition, the class will allow students to make equine industry contacts. The focus will be on comparison of international horses to American bred horses, concentrating on breeding stock and training stock selection; as well as how each of those practices are managed. Prerequisites: ENG-110, EQU-111 and EQU-211, or permission of instructor FILA general education: experiential learning

ES-300WX Personal and Community Health

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Examination of the multiple determinants of health and wellness from a personal and community perspective. Through service-based learning experiences, students critically analyze individual, social and environmental factors that influence health. This course requires students to spend time off-campus serving at community agencies in order to successfully fulfill course requirements. Prerequisites: PDP 150 or PDP 350, ENG 110 and ES-230 or permission of the instructor FILA general education: writing intensive and experiential learning

FCS-312X Adult Development and Aging

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examine issues related to geriatrics with emphasis on issues including historical, cultural, biological, physiological, psychological, and social contexts. Opportunities for experiential learning in residential and intermediate facilities with appropriate agencies. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: experiential learning

FCS-408X Parent and Child Relations

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Overview of the process of parenting in diverse cultural and familial structures. Exploration of issues related to parenting at various stages of development, as well as formation of parenting goals and styles. Emphasis placed on parent-child interactions through the child rearing years. Provides an emphasis on evidence-based practices and evaluation of programming. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: experiential learning

FREN-305X French Life and Cultures

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

An introduction to the life, culture, and history of France. Through homestays with families, daily language classes and various excursions, students will be immersed in the life and culture of France to experience firsthand the French lifestyle through its art, food, music, marketplaces, historical landmarks, and landscapes. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and FREN-101 or placement FILA general education: world cultures and experiential learning

GER-305X German-Speaking Cultures

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

Study of German cultures and media by traveling to German-speaking countries, such as Germany, Austria or Switzerland and other relevant European sites. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: world cultures and experiential learning

MUS-370X History of Dramatic Music

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

Analytical study of the history of dramatic music, especially opera and oratorio. Listening and reading assignments focus on specific composers and works as they relate to historical trends in musical style. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general Education: fine arts & music and experiential learning

PHIL/REL-485X Gender Studies Practicum

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

A supervised practicum experience in a public or private organization that addresses women's and gender-related issues. The practicum requires 120 hours of field participation over the semester, weekly journals, and a final substantive, scholarly paper. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350, at least one course from the (proposed) gender studies concentration, sophomore standing, and permission of instructor (Cross-listed as REL-485X)

PSCI-338X Politics of Social Change

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

A travel course in which students travel to a site of recent political and social changes to explore the causes, dynamics and implications of revolutionary change. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general Education: global dynamics and experiential learning

PSY-481X Practicum in Applied Psychology

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Supervised practicum experience in a public or private agency setting that provides psychological or educational services. A student may enroll in a practicum for three credit hours in a semester, and practicum credit may be earned in one additional semester. Grade based on supervisor evaluations, class attendance and participation, setting up a specific learning agreement, completing weekly note-writing, compiling a scientific rationale for intervention, and developing a case presentation. Prerequisites: PSY 230, a minimum 2.5 GPA, and junior or senior standing FILA general education: experiential learning

REL-210X Study of Religious Traditions

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

The objective of this course is to introduce to 1) the variety of intellectual disciplines by means of which religions may be studied and 2) the basic concepts that make up a religious worldview, including concepts of the sacred, religious symbolism, myth, doctrine, ritual, soteriology, and ethics. A central question of the course is how and to what degree these concepts and practices cross over between world religions, including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Chinese traditions, Japanese traditions, and secular humanism. The professor will acquaint students with a variety of methodologies within the field of Religious Studies, from theological, literary, and historical to anthropological, sociological, and phenomenological approaches. A handful of films will be screened that illustrate particular concepts, practices, and struggles within several religious traditions. Prerequisite: ENG-110 FILA general education: philosophy or religion and experiential learning

REL-251X Israel-Palestine: People, Places, Perspectives, Peace

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

Provides extraordinary opportunities for Bridgewater students to meet a broad range of Israelis and Palestinians and learn about their individual perspectives and shared challenge of finding peace in the religion. They will listen, learn, dialogue and do volunteer work with others. Students will meet Israeli Jews and Arabs, Palestinian Christians and Muslims, rabbis, imams, IDF soldiers, settlers and many peacemakers. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: global dynamics and experiential learning Offered alternate years

REL-325X The Uses and Abuses of Christian Scripture

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Explores the power of Biblical interpretations to influence, control and mobilize readers. Focuses on the evolution of basic interpretive rules and assumptions about how to interpret Biblical passages, and also the changing contexts and objectives of Biblical interpretation from Jesus' readings of the Hebrew Bible through scholarly approaches that developed post-Enlightenment. Primary sources include divergent interpretations of passages, infamous sermons and political speeches. Prerequisite: ENG-110 FILA general education: philosophy or religion and experiential learning Offered alternate years

SOC-255EX Introduction to Social Welfare Systems

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Traces the origins and development of current social welfare institutions and illuminates the philosophical and ethical considerations undergirding social policy while considering the merits and deficits of current social services. While a primary focus is on the political, economic, and social context of the American welfare system, cross-cultural comparisons will be considered. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350, ENG-110 and SOC-101 FILA general education: ethical reasoning and experiential learning

SOC-336X Immigrant Food Cultures of New York City

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

How various immigrant groups in New York City have negotiated their traditional food cultures upon arrival in the United States. The first three days of the course will be spent on the Bridgewater College campus followed by five days in New York City being guided to various ethnic immigrant communities around the city and outer boroughs to explore restaurants, community centers, food markets and historic and culturally significant sites, as well as to meet community members involved in preserving the group's traditional food culture. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: global dynamics and experiential learning

SOC-401X Community Action

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Senior capstone course offering action-based research with the local community. Students engage both community and social change literature. Topics will vary depending on student interest. Prerequisites: ENG-110 and SOC-101 FILA general education: experiential learning

SOC-431EX Public Culture

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

A seminar comprised of weekly class outings to engage critically and comprehensively with public culture in all its forms, deepening understanding of various cultural theories through direct exposure to a variety of public cultural events, institutions, and texts. Readings will be selected to correspond with these class outings, and students will be expected to reflect on, as well as analyze, their experiences in public culture through writing assignments and semester-long projects relating to cultural change. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350, ENG-110 and senior standing FILA general education: experiential learning and ethical reasoning

SOC-481X Field Experience in Social Welfare

Credits: 3 Term Offered: All Terms

Provides social work experience through placement in a human service agency. Placement may be arranged for 12 weeks of a full-time experience during the normal semester or on a part-time basis for three credits. The experience is under careful supervision of both the agency and the Sociology department. The student's interest influences the choice of an agency. One hundred twenty hours of participation are required for three credits and 480 hours are required for 12 credits. Prerequisites: ENG 110, SOC 254, 255, and 451, or permission of the instructor FILA general education: experiential learning

SOC-483X Senior Practicum in Crime and Justice

Credits: 3 Term Offered: All Terms

Capstone course for the Crime and Justice minor. Students gain direct experience with the field in agencies of law enforcement, courts or law firms, and corrective/rehabilitation/community restoration. The practicum requires 120 hours of field participation over the semester, weekly journals and a final substantive, scholarly paper. Prerequisites: At least two courses completed from SOC 211, 367 or 412, and one course from the crime and justice minor electives, or permission of the instructor. FILA general education: experiential learning

SPAN-308X Spanish Life and Culture

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

This course is an introduction to the life, culture, and history of Spain. Through homestays with families, daily language classes, and various excursions, students will be immersed in the life and culture of Spain to experience firsthand the Spanish lifestyle through its art, food, music, marketplaces, historical landmarks and landscapes. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 General education: world cultures and experiential learning

SPAN-307X Cuban Life & Culture

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

Travel course to Cuba. The first two weeks will be spent in Havana with daily language and culture classes, excursions around the city to museums, musical events, and other relevant cultural activities. Students will stay with a host family in Paris. Week three will be spent traveling around the island to see and study Caribbean architecture and colonial heritage. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: global dynamics and experiential learning

SPAN-309X Argentinean Life and Culture

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

This course is a 10-day travel course to Argentina. The first six days will be spent in Buenos Aires with daily cultural excursions around the city to museums, musical events, dance lessons, and other relevant cultural activities. Students will stay in a hotel in the city, in pairs. While in Buenos Aires, students will complete research and critical analysis projects on the impact of dictatorial rule during the second half of the Twentieth Century in Argentina and the sociopolitical and cultural changes in the country since the end of Videla's regime. To this end, students will visit landmarks such as the Plaza de Mayo and similar memorial sites and explore their historical significance and connections to literature and other cultural products of Argentina. The last four days of the trip will be spent at the Iguaz Falls, on the border with Brazil and Paraguay. We will visit Iguaz to see and study salient geographic and cultural features of the region in contrast to the more urbanized environment of Buenos Aires, and the cultural, historical, and economic connections between both. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: global dynamics and experiential learning Off-Campus Travel and Cost: Multi-city travel course to Argentina

SPAN-316X Spanish Translation for the Professions

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

The goal of this class is to improve students' mastery and understanding of the Spanish language through the activity of translating texts from Spanish to English and from English to Spanish. In this class, students will: 1) Study theoretical and practical issues relating to the process of translation, 2) Analyze good and poor examples of translation, 3) Learn strategies for creating effective, communicative translations that faithfully convey the original message, 4) Practice translating complex, contextual, and cultural documents, and 5) Work with a local non-profit organization to offer translating services in order to understand the practical realities involved in translating for a specific audience. Ultimately, this course will help students to improve their communicative abilities in Spanish and English through critical reflection on the components of public communication and its translation. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350; and SPAN-202 FILA general education: experiential learning

THEA-315X Theatre in London

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

An exploration of the rich and varied theatrical scenes in London through nightly attendance at professional and nonprofessional productions. The group attends professional West End, classical, modern, and musical productions. Immersive theatre, experimental performance, and alternative theatrical spaces/venues are explored. Workshops with professionals, theatre workshops, and back stage tours, as well as theatrical, historical, and cultural interests complement the experience as do side-trips to Stratford-upon-Avon and Shakespeare's Globe theatre. Corequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: fine arts and music, and experiential learning

THEA-370X Special Topics in Theatre

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

A study of specific topics related to theatre including Movement for the Performer, Playwriting, Set Design, Lighting Design, and Costume Design. May be taken more than once provided different topics are covered. Corequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: fine arts and music & experiential learning

A course (minimum 3 credits) completed through the College's semester study abroad program.

Integration of Skills and Ideas (1 credit hour)

FILA-450 Personal Development Portfolio

Credits: 1 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Students create a senior e-portfolio, which demonstrates and documents their experiences and growth over the four years, integrating both curricular and co-curricular experiences, as well as experiential learning experiences, and discussing short- and long-term goals and aspirations for the future. A passing grade, as determined by faculty evaluators from a variety of disciplines, is a requirement for graduation. FILA general education: integration of skills and ideas