Descriptions for new and temporary courses are listed below. See the Manchester Catalog for other course descriptions.
BUS T32 PRINCIPLED LEADERSHIP 3 SH
Students explore leadership in multiple contexts including business, community, and other organizations. Topics include styles and traits of both effective and ineffective leaders along with the role of organizational culture in leadership effectiveness. No previous exposure to studying business is required or expected. C-3RC.
CHEM 451 TOXICOLOGY & HUMAN HEALTH 4 SH
The purpose of this course is to provide students with a fundamental understanding of general principles, mechanisms, current trends and recent developments in the prevention, detection, diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic toxicities from drug and chemical exposures from a variety of sources (medications, environment, food, water, etc.). Topics will discuss distribution, cellular penetration, metabolic conversion, and elimination of toxic agents, as well as the fundamental laws governing the interaction of foreign chemicals with biological systems. Emphasis will be placed upon application of these concepts to the understanding and prevention of mortality and morbidity resulting from exposure to toxic substances. Overall rationale is to learn strategies to prevent toxicity after intentional or accidental poisonings, and various forms of natural and man-made disasters. Prerequisite: CHEM 312 and two semesters of BIOL courses.
CPTR T23 GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS 3 SH
An introductory course in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) emphasizing applied learning and practical applications. The student will develop skills to capture, display, analyze and manipulate geographically referenced information using the ArcGIS software platform. Topics covered will include: working with the ArcGIS interface, basic concepts and applications of GIS, loading and previewing GIS data, modeling geographical features and solving spatial problems. Prerequisite: MATH 105 or higher-level mathematics placement.
ENG 254 CULTURE OF THE BOOK 3 SH
Introduction to the increasingly significant theoretical field of Book Studies. Provides students with an overview of the history and future of the book, including social, economic, and political influence. Students will examine the role of the author, printer, and publisher, and consider the importance of other external forces, such as marketing strategies and advertising techniques, on interpretation and circulation.
ESS 339 FUNDAMENTAL TECHNIQUES OF EXERCISE AND FITNESS 3 SH
The study of exercise techniques used for assessment and exercise prescription. Students will explore and practice the teaching of resistance and cardiovascular training techniques, current research, exercise trends, and motivational techniques. Students will apply the use of kinesiology, anatomy, physiology and exercise prescription for both healthy and special populations in fitness. Prerequisite: ESS 243
INTD 341 RETHINKING GOD: THE REALITY OF THE VIRTUAL
This course will explore the relationship between religion, psychoanalysis, ideology, and the question of God. Students will gain exposure to the writings of Sigmund Freud, Jacques Lacan, Karl Marx, the films of Alfred Hitchcock, and one of the most influential contemporary philosophers, Slavoj Žižek. Students will engage in the debate between theists, atheists, and atheists that assert the importance of religious belief. Beyond the question of God, students will explore and articulate their own theories of the Self, Subjectivity, and Love. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing. C-5CC
LIB 200 LIBRARIES AND LITERACIES 3 SH
This course provides an overview of the knowledge and skills required to work in academic, school media, public and special libraries, as well as museums, archives, and other information professions. Students will analyze the roles these institutions play and the ethical, legal and security issues that exist in today’s digital society. Students will learn to locate, evaluate, and utilize information effectively, and the final project will require them to design a tutorial that integrates course concepts and demonstrates skills that can apply to a number of information professions.
MODL 411 INTRODUCTION TO LITERARY TRANSLATION 3 SH
A seminar that serves as introduction to the history, theory, and practice of literary translation into English. Students will become familiar with various theories of translation and learn to implement them in their own translations. Students will produce a readable translation that reflects the language, meaning and purpose of the original. Students must have knowledge of literary analysis and the ability to read and write well in both the source and target languages. Prerequisites: A minimum of two courses (one in literature) at the 300-level or higher, in the source language.