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Information about 2016 January Session off-campus courses and courses at other colleges is listed below.
Descriptions for new and temporary courses are listed below. See the Manchester Catalog for other course descriptions.
ART 253 WOMEN IN THE VISUAL ARTS 3 SH
This course offers an introduction to women’s important and exciting participation and representation in the visual arts from a range of cultures and periods and in various media and forms. In addition to studying the works of art created by women, our investigations will also address the ways gender identity is constructed in the arts, the conditions under which women artists have worked, and the ideologies and institutions that have shaped women’s relationships to the arts. C-4AR.
COMM 234 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL MEDIA 3 SH
This course encourages hands-on familiarity with current social media platforms, explores the history of social media, and discusses ethical considerations for social media use. Prerequisite: COMM 110.
COMM T31 COMMUNICATION CONSULTING AND TRAINING 3 SH
This course is an in-depth exploration into the art and methods of communication consulting and training as applied to communication problems in organizational settings. It also provides students the opportunity to develop and refine training, interviewing, and facilitation skills and to link communication theory and research to organizational practice. Students are equipped to foster and create appropriate and effective communication in organizational settings. Prerequisite: COMM 341
CPTR T21 MOBILE APP DEVELOPMENT 3 SH
Students will learn the basics of the mobile environment, mobile development tools and basic programming concepts needed to create their own mobile Apps. The history and social/ethical impacts of mobile computing will also be addressed. This course assumes no previous programming experience.
FREN 325 GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT 3 SH
An intensive language course that prepares students to identify and discuss global issues in the target language as informed individuals. Content and themes are drawn from multiple sources, including newspapers, magazines, journals, television, and Internet. This course is taught entirely in the target language. Prerequisite: one 300 or 400-level course in French.
IDIV T23 TECHNICAL WRITING 3 SH
As an introduction to communicating technical information, this course focuses on writing proposals, specifications,reports, instruction and procedures manuals, memos and emails that are clear, concise, and unambiguous. Students will participate in individual and group projects that require communication to various audiences. Prerequisite: FYS or ENG 111
MATH T24 CONTEST PROBLEM SOLVING 1 SH
Supervised preparation for and participation in intercollegiate mathematics competitions. A variety of mathematical problem-solving strategies will be presented and applied to contest-level problems. Participation in at least one competition is required. May be repeated to a maximum of four hours. Prerequisite: MATH-122 or concurrent enrollment. P/NP
SPAN 321 HISTORY AND LINGUISTICS OF SPANISH 3 SH
A history of the Spanish language, its phonetics, phonology, morphology and syntax. The course also focuses on regional variations as well as the Spanish spoken in the United States. This class is taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 302.
Off-campus courses are marked as OC on the Schedule of Classes. Contact the instructor for more details about individual travel courses.
COMM-341 Language and Thought
Instructor: Mary Lahman
Location: Egypt and Ethiopia
More information: Contact Professor Lahman
INTD-341 Rethinking God: The Reality of the Virtual C-5CC
Instructor: Justin Lasser
Location: Egypt and Ethiopia
More information: Contact Professor Lasser
INTD-445 Development of Scientific Thought in Great Britain C-5CC
Instructor: Susan Klein
Location: London, England
More information: Contact Professor Klein
NASC-310 Medical Practicum
Instructor: Jeff Osborne
Approximate Cost: $2250
The Medical Practicum provides an opportunity for students to experience health care in a less-developed country by living and working with physicians, dentists, pharmacists in order to run a clinic in rural Nicaragua. Three credits, P/NP only and open to any major.
PEAC-120 Current Issues in Peace and Justice
Instructor: Katy Gray Brown
Location: Jerusalem, Palestine, Israel
More information: Contact Professor Gray Brown
POSC-274 Topics in American Politics: Presidential Nomination Campaigns
Instructor: Leonard Williams
Approximate cost: $1800
Our topic for January 2016 is Presidential Nomination Campaigns, with a particular focus on the Iowa caucuses. We will be learning about the dynamics of modern presidential elections and the role of primaries and caucuses in that system. We expect to be in Iowa for about a week, and while there, students will attend campaign events for several candidates, do local campaign work for a presidential candidate, discuss news of the presidential campaign, and (if the caucuses are moved to January) observe a precinct caucus.
More information: Contact Professor Williams
PSYC-201 Social Psychology C-3RC
Instructor: Marcie Coulter-Kern
More information: Contact Professor Coulter-Kern
PSYC-352 Culture & Psychology C-3GC
Instructor: Rusty Coulter-Kern
More information: Contact Professor Coulter-Kern
SOC-230 Aspects of Amer Popular Culture: Disney and American Culture
Instructor: Robert Pettit
Location: Disney World, Florida
Course costs: Appoximately $1300 (may be paid in installments in September, October, and November 2015; this amount covers WDW lodging, WDW ticket, behind-the-scenes tour). Non-refundable deposit of $250 due by April 24, 2015, insures your place in the class (and counts toward the $1300 total due).
Using Walt Disney World, Disney films, and the Disney Corporation as a case study, this course examines aspects of American culture and society. Class meets for 7 days on campus, then for a week in Walt Disney World, Florida.
More information: Contact Professor Pettit
SOWK 350 POLICY AND PRACTICE ISSUES IN SOCIAL WELFARE
Professor: Brad Yoder
More information: Contact Professor Yoder
SPAN-230 Living the Spanish Language C-3GC
Instructor: Arturo Yañez
Location: Spain, Portugal, Gilbraltar
More information: Contact Professor Yañez
Approximate cost: $3550
This is an intensive 24/7 Spanish course for nineteen days. It provides an opportunity for students to experience and live Spanish language and culture in Spain (the Spanish mother country) by living and exchanging with native speakers in Madrid, Barcelona, Toledo, Málaga, Seville, Granada, Mérida, Ronda, Córdoba and other smaller medieval towns. Students, who take this class will also have the unique opportunity to see and experience how they can speak Spanish to Portuguese native speakers in Lisbon. In Gibraltar, U.K., students can also experience bilingual (Spanish/ English) situations and will have the chance to see the African continent a few miles away. The Spanish language unlocks many linguistic and cultural doors in many countries. Besides, fulfilling a CORE requirement, this course also counts as an elective towards the Spanish major or minor.
Many colleges across the country offer a January Session similar to Manchester’s. Students who would like to experience life on another campus may elect to attend another college during January Session. Colleges attended in previous January Sessions or who have invited Manchester University students to attend include:
Huntington University (Indiana)
McPherson College (Kansas)
Saint Olaf College (Minnesota)
University of La Verne (California)
Contact the Registrar for more information.