Schedule of Classes

APRIL 8-19, 2013

Continuing students may register online or submit the completed Registration Form to the Office of the Registrar according to the following schedule. New students will register at New Student Orientation during the summer or by individual appointments with the Registrar.

Click here to view the 2013 Summer, 2013 Fall Semester, 2014 January Session or 2014 Spring Semester Schedules of Classes. The schedule can also be viewed using Search for Sections on WebAdvisor


Students may register online through Gateway during the times listed below. Advisors must approve students for online registration.

Date/time   Current class standing (based on number of hours completed)
April 8   Beginning at 8 a.m. Graduate Students, Seniors
April 9   Beginning at 8 a.m. Juniors
April 11   Beginning at 8 a.m. Sophomores
April 12   Beginning at 8 a.m. First-Year Students
April 19   Online registration ends at 5 p.m.


Students may register in the Office of the Registrar during or after - but not prior to - the appointed times listed below.

Date/time   Current class standing (based on number of hours completed)
April 10   Beginning at 8:00 a.m. Graduate Students, Seniors
April 11   Beginning at 8:00 a.m. Juniors
April 15   Beginning at 8:00 a.m Sophomores
April 16   Beginning at 8:00 a.m. First-Year Students
April 17-19   Beginning at 8:00 a.m. Non-degree and guest students


A $40 late registration fee will be assessed to students who enroll after May 17. Students who enroll after August 5 will be assessed a $120 late registration fee. Generally, students are not allowed to register after the first day of classes are scheduled to meet, or after Change of Course Days.

Students not planning to enroll for the fall semester must complete the formal withdrawal procedures through the Office of Counseling Services.

Information about 2014 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.

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.

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.

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.

On-the-job experience for qualified students in libraries, book arts, and/or book culture. The student works in a professional environment (such as a library, archive, publishing house, or bindery) under the supervision of a staff member. May not be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ENG 254.

Students will develop skills to effectively lead in athletic team settings. Students will investigate (within team settings) effective communication, motivation, how to reduce conflict and how to promote team cohesiveness.

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

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.

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.

Students will be introduced to a variety of statistical and research methods used in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, psychological testing, or survey development. Students will learn statistical methods used in the development of assessment measures, reliability coefficients, validity coefficients, and factor analysis. Specific attention will be given to data input, data transformation, and analysis using SPSS. In addition, students will learn how to accurately interpret and explain research. All students will be expected to present their research at a research conference. This course prepares students for graduate school research. Only one of PSYC 346, PSYC 347, or PSYC 349 may be counted toward electives in the Psychology major or minor. Prerequisite: PSYC 341.

Students will be introduced to a variety of statistics and methods used in cognition research. The class closely mimics the graduate school experience in cognitive psychology, including programming, scheduling participants, conducting experiments, and learning lab management skills. Only one of PSYC 346, PSYC 347, or PSYC 349 may be counted toward electives in the Psychology major or minor. Prerequisite: PSYC 341.

Students will be introduced to a variety of statistical and research methods used in Developmental Psychology. Students will learn advanced SPSS skills and hone advanced statistical skills in using tests such as ANOVA, factorial design, multiple regression, correlation, and chi square. Students will conduct research, analyze data, and present findings at research conferences. This course prepares students for graduate school research. Only one of PSYC 346, PSYC 347, or PSYC 349 may be counted toward electives in the Psychology major or minor. Prerequisite: PSYC 341.


Off-campus courses are marked as OC on the Schedule of Classes. Contact the instructor for more details about individual travel courses.

ART 251 Art in Context C-4AR
Instructor: Thelma Rohrer
Location: China
This off-campus travel course will provide participants with an introduction to China—its culture, history, and art. We will spend approx. two weeks, visiting the major historical sites, exploring cultural centers, examining artistic practices, and participating in the daily life of China. The trip begins in the capital city of Beijing with visits to the Great Wall, Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, Ming Tombs, as well as contemporary art centers. In Xian, we will visit the famous archeological site with over 7000 ancient terra cotta warriors and be amazed by the ongoing restoration process. Our travels will take us from city to countryside, exploring life in this diverse parts of this country. Finally, the ultra-modern city of Shanghai will include a visit to the historic Bund, the popular new art museum, and will culminate in breathtaking views of the city’s famous Pearl tower and futuristic skyscrapers. Throughout our travels, we will have lectures and demonstrations on the traditional arts of Chinese porcelain, bronze casting, calligraphy, landscape painting, and Peking opera masks. We will experience many cultural practices of Chinese living and enjoy the tastes of regional cooking. The course also includes a few class days on campus before or after the travel portion for either introduction or review of major content.

Art in Context is an excellent course for incoming first-year students or students of any level. This course is for C-4AR credit and is open to all majors. Art majors/minors will receive elective credit in the major/minor. Otherwise, no previous art experience is required. Ability to speak Chinese is also not required (although we will practice a few words and seek to be good ambassadors). In addition, Art in Context can be repeated to this new location and for credit! If you have already taken this course to a previous location, you may enroll again this year for hours toward graduation. The cost of the program depends on the number of participants and more information is available. Friends and family members are welcome to consider this travel course as well and, if interested in joining a student program, should contact me directly.

More information: Contact Professor Rohrer

FREN 110 Inside France C-3GC
Instructor: Janina Traxler
Location: France
This course explores France through three of its most important and exciting cities: Paris, Lyon, and Strasbourg. Chosen for their cultural diversity, their importance to France (historically and currently), and their distinct personalities, these cities offer students an introduction to many facets of French culture—from world-famous museums and monuments to many different cuisines, from Roman ruins to modern European institutions, from Parisian baguettes to Alsatian tarte flambé. Course content includes an introduction to French language; a survey of ideas, personalities and events that define France; and an examination of the distinctive features of French daily life. Students will develop travel skills as they use the métro, the super-fast train, and the tramway.

More information: Contact Professor Traxler

HIST 252 Comparative Civilization C-3GC
Instructor: Mark Angelos
Location: Italy
This course is designed to give students a fun and educational “hands-on” historical experience travelling in Europe. We will spend two weeks exploring and experiencing life in Italy’s most beautiful, fun, and historically interesting and important cities, including: Milan, Verona, Venice, Florence, and Assisi (plus a few other stops that we will add along the way). We will finish the class by enjoying four days and nights in Italy’s historic capital, Rome.

More information: Contact Professor Angelos

IDIV 221 Race, Power, and Marginalization in Schools C-3RC
Instructors: Michael Slavkin
Location: San Antonio, Texas
This class is an opportunity for all majors to think about the influence that power has on citizens in America. The homebase for the trip will be in beautiful downtown San Antonio, though students will get to see much of the United States as we drive from Indiana to Texas. Students will visit an area school in downtown San Antonio to gain insight into how race, gender, socioeconomic, and language status impact children. Students will explore cultural sites in Texas, such as San Antonio Missions, national parks, and the River Walk to see how access to power influences "those who have and those who have not." This trip will be all inclusive; providing room, board, museum entrances, and spending money.

More information: Contact Professor Slavkin

INTD 445 Development of Modern Scientific Thought in Great Britain C-5CC
Instructor: Susan Klein
Location: England
More information: Contact Professor Klein

NASC 310 Medical Practicum
Instructor: Jeff Osborne
Location: Nicaragua
Approximate Cost: $2150
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. 3 Credits, P/NP only and open to any major.

More information: Click here for an application or more details.

PEAC 333 Peace Issues
Instructor: Katy Gray Brown
Location: Southern US
The sites of the greatest social change movement in our nation’s history are now ground zero in some of the most contentious battles around immigration and immigrant rights. This class will travel to major civil rights locations in the U.S. South and meet with individuals and organizations involved in both historic and contemporary struggles for civil and human rights. Compare the “then” and “now” of race relations in the former Confederate States of the United States. Permission of instructor required.

More information: Contact Professor Gray Brown

POSC 274 Topics in American Politics
Instructor: Leonard Williams
Location: Washington, DC
This is the perfect January session for political junkies and those who love them. As students of politics, we’ll encounter the personnel, problems, and policies that shape American politics. We’ll meet with members of Congress, people in federal agencies, and journalists. We’ll discuss issues with people on Capitol Hill and in the offices of interest groups and think tanks. We’ll hear cases argued at the Supreme Court. As tourists, we’ll explore the Smithsonian museums, visit the memorials on the National Mall, and tour Arlington National Cemetery. We’ll enjoy the culture of Washington, too—dining in its restaurants, attending a performance at the Kennedy Center, and enjoying the political satire of The Capitol Steps.

More information: Contact Professor Williams

PSYC 201 Social Psychology C-3RC
Instructor: Marcie Coulter-Kern
Location: France
Cost: Approximately $2700
France provides a unique context to learn about Social Psychology, because it holds a wealth of history related to culture, diversity, major wars, and religious conflicts. In Paris, we study the power of persuasion and attraction by visiting the, Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Arc de Triomphe, and Notre-Dame Cathedral. In Lyon, we visit the Museum of the Resistance and Deportation and learn about the most noble and shameful moments of French participation in World War II. In Strasbourg, we learn a about human-rights by visiting the European Parliament and The Council of Europe. This class meets the Responsible Citizenship requirement (C-3RC) in the core and is a requirement for the Psychology major and an elective in the minor. Cost is approximately $2700 for a 17-day trip.

More information: Contact Professor Coulter-Kern

PSYC 352 Culture & Psychology C-3GC
Instructor: Rusty Coulter-Kern
Location: Hawaii
Approximate cost: $2200
This course compares Hawaiian Polynesian Culture with the dominant U.S. culture. We will spend a week in class at MU and then fly to Oahu. On Oahu students explore different parts of the island to develop a sense of each place’s special character and history. We will spend time at Cultural museums, Pearl Harbor, hike up Diamondhead (an extinct volcano), and visit the Polynesian Cultural Center. We will then fly to Maui and explore the old whaling town of Lahaina, drive and hike in the rainforest, and snorkel in an extinct volcanic crater. We will visit museums, a coffee plantation, and drive to the top of Haleakala Volcano at Haleakala National Park. Each day we will meet as a class to connect our readings to the physical and social environment around us. This class meets the Global Connections requirement (C-3GC) in the core and is an elective in the Psychology major or minor.

More information: Contact Professor Coulter-Kern

REL 102 Introduction to the New Testament C-4RL
Instructor: Justin Lasser
Location: Turkey and Greece

More information: Contact Professor Lasser

SOC 230 Aspects of Popular American Culture: Disney and American Culture
Instructor: Robert Pettit
Location: Disney World
Approximate Cost: $600
An examination of American cultural values as expressed and disseminated through mass-mediated popular culture, using the Disney empire and its products as a case study. Class meets for 7 days on campus, then for a week in Walt Disney World. Expenses: $600 (covers WDW lodging, behind-the-scenes tour, and course costs), plus your travel to Florida, meals and WDW ticket.

More information: Contact Professor Pettit

SOSC 102 Human Conflict C-3RC
Instructor: Brad Yoder
Location: Jamaica
Course will occur at several locations in Jamaica, including Maranatha School for the Deaf in rural Top Hill, and the urban capital of Kingston. Challenging travel and living accommodations. Strenuous physical construction work during extensive service-learning experience in Top Hill. Consent of instructor required.

More information: Contact Professor Yoder

SPAN 230 Living the Spanish Language C-3GC
Professor: ArturoYáñez
Location: Spain and Portugal
The main goal of this course is to provide Manchester University students with the opportunity to experience Spanish language and culture first hand. During the course of two weeks students will be speaking, listening, reading and writing in Spanish. They will test these language skills in the context of museums, restaurants, hotels, different means of transportation, and other significant places in Madrid, Barcelona, Granada, Ronda, Seville, Córdoba, and Toledo. Portugal is included in the itinerary to give the students the opportunity to see how they can use Spanish to be understood by Portuguese native speakers. This session is a true opportunity to live the language and culture of Spain.

More information: Contact Professor Yáñez


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.

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