Content Area Courses

Featured Content Area Courses
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FALL 2016

ART620 Photography (3)
Introduces fundamentals of cameras, lighting, composition, basics of processing and printing black and white film, and use of photography as medium of communication and artistic expression. $25 lab fee.
Schedule to be determined between professor and enrolled students.

ART663 Selected Topics: American Art History (3)
Schedule to be determined between professor and enrolled students.

BIO641 Biochemistry (3)
Explores inner workings of cellular metabolism, starting with basic biomolecules such as amino acids and building to biosynthesis and maintenance of body homeostasis. 
$25 Lab fee. Schedule to be determined between professor and enrolled students.  

CHE641 Biochemistry (3)
Explores inner workings of cellular metabolism, starting with basic biomolecules such as amino acids and building to biosynthesis and maintenance of body homeostasis. 
$25 Lab fee. Schedule to be determined between professor and enrolled students.

CHE673 Selected Topics: Green Chemistry Theory and Practice (3)
Green chemistry, also known as sustainable chemistry, is the design of chemical products and processes that reduce or eliminate the use or generation of hazardous substances. Green chemistry applies across the life cycle of a chemical product, including its design, manufacture, and use.
$25 Lab fee. Schedule to be determined between professor and enrolled students.

ENG676 Literary Analysis (3)
Literary analysis is the method by which we examine and understand the literature we read.  Critical theory is the variety of lenses we being to that analysis.  Not surprisingly, there are multiple lenses through which scholars have viewed literature.  Many of these theories reflect the social and philosophical issues of the period in which they were developed.  At the same time they raise universal questions about life and its meaning.  This course will allow you to understand how these different theories examine literature, and how they are similar and different from each other.
Schedule to be determined between professor and enrolled students.

HIS610 Principles of Geography (3)
Tuesdays: August 30–December 13, 5–7 p.m.

HIS663 Selected Topics: American Art History (3)
Schedule to be determined between professor and enrolled students.

HIS673 Selected Topics: Origin and Growth of Colonial Massachusetts (3)
Schedule to be determined between professor and enrolled students.

MAT621 Modeling Mathematics (3)
Tuesdays: September 20–December 6, 6–9 p.m.

 

WINTER 2017

HIS655 Exploring Urban Schools: Character, Culture, and Contexts (3) 
This online course is an overview and study of the character of urban schools, many of which face significant challenges in our society. The study is based upon current research in the field and the real-life narratives of urban teachers, school leaders, students, and parents. We will examine not only the areas of education and pedagogy, but also consider the significant role and impact of economics and urban poverty, culture and multiculturalism, race and racism, politics, the role of government, and social ethics.  The course is structured to allow for individual pacing but will also include participation in online forums and occasional live discussions online. The goal of the course is to raise awareness of the issues and challenges of urban schools as well as to consider and develop the possibilities for renewal and reform within these vital institutions in our American society and educational system.
Online beginning Monday, January 23.  

MAT627 Investigating Mathematical Concepts (3)
Tuesdays: January 3–March 21, 6–9:20 p.m.
No class February 21

 

SPRING 2017

ENG638 General Linguistics (3)
Tuesdays: April 4–June 20, 6–9:20 p.m.
No class April 18.

MAT621 Modeling Mathematics (3)
Tuesdays: April 4–June 20, 6–9:20 p.m.
No class April 18.

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