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Featured Content Area Courses
Need PDPs? Gordon's Graduate Education program offers courses that provide three graduate credits and 67.5 Professional Development Points.

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FALL 2014

ART612 Painting: The Figure in Context (3)
A studio painting course exploring the use of human figure in narrative, social commentary, religious iconography and other contexts. Model fee.
August 27–December 17, Lecture: Mondays, 6–9 p.m.; Lab: Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m.

ENG673 Selected Topics: Developing Writers (3)
Mondays: October 6-December 8, and additional time online.
No class Monday, October 13.

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 bring 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.
Tuesdays: September 23–December 9, 5–9 p.m.
No class Tuesday, November 11.

HIS610 Principles of Geography (3)
Instructs students to think geographically about the world. Covers historical development, terminology and major themes of geography; current geographical issues in world’s regions. Special emphasis placed on skill of teaching geography and geography’s role in education.
Tuesdays: September 2–December 9, 6–7:30 p.m.
No class Tuesday, November 11.

HIS646 Roma Aeterna: History and Language of the World’s Greatest Empire (3)
Focuses on the 200 years from 100 BC to 100 AD. Readings provide significant historical and cultural insights into daily Roman life. Connections to modern English will be made at every opportunity. Spoken Latin will be incorporated as well through engaging pedagogical discussions for teachers interested in incorporating some Latin (or English derivatives) into their curriculum. Instruction will be differentiated according to prior knowledge of the language.
Please contact the if you are interested in this course.

MAT621 Modeling Mathematics (3)
Acquaints teachers with development of mathematical concepts in the curriculum with the use of modeling with mathematics.  A problem centered approach is used to provide teachers and future teachers with the knowledge of mathematics necessary for effective instruction and intervention. The Massachusetts Curriculum Framework for Mathematics based on the Common Core State Standards assume that modeling with mathematics is an integral part of instruction in the mathematics classroom, where the learning of mathematics is an active process.
Tuesdays: September 16–December 9, 6–9 p.m. 
No class Tuesday, November 11.

PHY624 Astronomy (3)
Important topics in modern astronomy including light, telescopes, planets, normal stars, pulsars, black holes, galaxies, quasars and origin of the universe.
Please contact the if you are interested in this course.

SPN636 Latin American Poetry (3)
A study of representative Latin American poets. Conducted in Spanish. Please contact the if you are interested in this course.

SPN647 Latin American Narratives (3)
A study of representative short stories and at least two novels from Latin America. Conducted in Spanish. Please contact the if you are interested in this course.

SPN673 Teaching Culture (3)
Schedule to be arranged with enrolled students. Please contact the if you are interested in this course.



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

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



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.