Content Area Courses

Featured Content Area Courses
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CHE611 Quantitative Analysis (3)
Surveys analytical techniques in chemistry and introduces modern methods of chemical analysis in hands-on experiments. This course digs deeper to emphasize practical applications in laboratory environment. Topics include error analysis and statistics, titrimetric analysis, electrochemistry, ASTM standard methods.
Schedule to be arranged between faculty and students.

ENG638 General Linguistics (3)
Mondays: January 12-March 30, 5:30-9 p.m.
No class January 19 and February 16.

ENG673 Selected Topics: Shakespeare (3)
Studies 11 major plays of Shakespeare and select Sonnets, with emphasis on language, Elizabethan and Jacobean stage, and production, both historical and contemporary, in the context of teaching Shakespeare.
Tuesdays: January 13-May 12, 6-9 p.m.

ENG674 Developing Writers (3)
This course will encourage teachers at all levels to develop as writers and explore practical strategies for the classroom.
Mondays: Beginning February 2, 6-9 p.m. No class February 16.

FRE665 Caribbean Studies (3)
The aim of this course is to study Francophone Caribbean contemporary literature and culture through fiction, film and the current events. We will explore the themes conveyed by various works as well as the notions and theories of négritude, antillanité, créolité, and post-colonialism. We will concentrate on Martinique, Guadeloupe and Haiti. We will devote some time to the geography and history of the places studied with a focus on literature, cinema and media, to see how they portray and explore culture and identity. Students will develop their written production skills, oral communication skills, and will use higher thinking skills in the target language to reflect on and critically analyze how the matters at hand offer a special approach to cultural and ontological issues. They will contrast and compare Francophone cultures and religions with their own cultural milieu and habits.
Online: Mid-January to Mid-May

HIS639 History of the U.S. in World War II (3)
This course will cover the period from the rise of Nazi Germany and the expansion of Imperialist Japan to the surrender of Japan in 1945. Attention will be paid to the underlying causes for the war; the periods of conquest by the Axis powers and the intervention of the U.S. following the attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor. From 1941 to 1945 the class will examine the American role in the European Theater, the Pacific Theater and the home-front for the American people. Classes will include lectures, discussions, brief media excerpts and at least one field trip to the new Patton Museum in South Hamilton. Readings will be drawn from both secondary and primary source materials including newspaper accounts of the period.
Thursdays: January 22-March 26, 5:30-9:30 p.m. No class February 19.

HIS644 The Ancient Greek World (3)
This course will explore the worlds of Hesiod and Homer, Aeschylus and Pericles, Alexander the Great and Paul the Apostle. Specific topics will be arranged in consultation with students’ academic and teaching interests.
Begins Wednesday, January 21.  Remaining schedule to be arranged with faculty.

MAT627 Investigating Mathematical Concepts (3)
Tuesdays: January 6-March 24, 6-9:20 p.m.
No class February 17.

MAT640 The Mathematics of Science (3)
Examines connections between and integration of mathematics and science. Focuses on the content of science classes that use math.
Schedule to be arranged with faculty.



BIO635 Environmental Science (3)
This general course will focus on the broad range of science concerning the environment. Topics will be selected that are relevant to teaching and that will provide necessary background to understand science and the environment for primary and secondary educational institutions. The focus will be conservation biology and the biology of environmental science. $25 materials fee.
Schedule to be arranged with faculty.

MAT601 Modeling Mathematics (3)
Tuesdays: April 7-June 16, 6-9:40 p.m.
No class April 21.

MAT 605 Mathematics and the Greeks (3)
Mondays: April 6- June 15, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
No class April 20 or May 25.

SPN695 21st Century Latin American Cinema (3)
Examines films released between 2000 and 2015 that are written, directed and/or produced by Latin American filmmakers or set in Latin American spaces. Student will gain broader understanding of contemporary Latin America cinema, allowing the criticism of different meanings, symbols, styles, experiences and fostering emotional and rational responses. Conducted in Spanish.
April 7, May 25, May 26, June 1; 4:00–8:00 p.m.


HIS678 Using Museums in the Classroom (3)
Weekdays: July 13–17, 8 a.m.–4:15 p.m.

MAT627 Investigating Mathematical Concepts (3)
Weekdays: July 6–10, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

MAT636 Mathematical Inquiry (3)
Weekdays: July 27–July 31, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.