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American Ethnic StudiesMillan


Race, Sex & Science Fiction


An examination of race, gender, and sexuality as represented within sci-fi literature, television, and film. Content will include discussions around aliens, monsters, superheroes, and cyborgs.

 Summer 2015 Human Diversity within the USA
BiologySmith-CaldasBIOL 198 Principles of Biology

Introductory course for majors and non-majors focusing on plants, animals and microbes. Specific areas covered include biological molecules, cells, genetics, energy flow, physiology, ecology, and evolution. The two two-hour studio sessions incorporates lecture and lab elements.

Fall 2015 


General Microbiology

The study of microorganisms such as bacteria, archaea, and virus; their handling, morphology, growth, and importance. It also covers immunology, epidemiology, with an intro to applied microbiology. Prerequisite: BIOL 198 and one course in chemistry.

Summer 2015 
 EducationTaylor EDEL/EDSEC310 Foundations of Education 
This course examines the historical, political, philosophical, economic, and sociological foundations of education in the United States including changing demographics; ethical and legal issues, governance and financial support; and contemporary curriculum issues. Includes critical thinking and reflective decision making about educational issues.  Requires sophomore standing.

 Fall 2015 


Philosophical thought in American Education is examined critically through multiple perspectives. The learning environment, the role of the learner, and the role of the teacher are issues central to analysis in the course as they manifest themselves in learning and teaching for social change and social justice. The questions of what are freedom, democracy, truth, power, and choice are central to the examination.

Fall 2015 
Sociology, Anthropology & Social WorkAlfonso-DurrutyANTH280 Introduction to Biological Anthropology

Introduces students to the scope of Biological Anthropology. Students will develop an understanding of: 1) evolutionary theory and evolutionary processes, 2) patterns of adaptation to the environment in primates, and 3) human evolution, human adaptation and human variation. Key concepts/perspectives will include: evolution, selection, adaptation genetics, population genetics, as well as variation and variability.

 Fall 2015

Natural and Physical Sciences

Historical Perspectives

Sociology, Anthropology & Social WorkAlfonso-DurrutyANTH692 Human Growth and Development

Provides an anthropological examination of the process of growth and development in humans that emphasizes both the biological, evolutionary, and cultural aspects that have shaped them through time. Emphasis is given to the evolution of the life cycle, as well as the social and environmental conditions that affect human growth.

Fall 2015Natural and Physical Sciences


Real Analysis



Topics in Harmonic Analysis

Women's StudiesDiaz de SabatesWOMST105
Introduction to Women's Studies

An introduction to the interdisciplinary field of feminist scholarship, which seeks to understand the creation and perpetuation of gender inequalities by examining historical, theoretical, and cross-cultural frameworks for the comparative study of women and gender. This course aims to sharpen students' critical awareness of how gender operates in institutional and cultural contexts and in their own lives. Particular attention will be paid to the intersections of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, age, national origin, disability, culture, and movements for social change.

Fall 2015

Human Diversity within the USA & Ethical Responsibility

Women's StudiesPadilla Carroll

WOMST480A Gender, Environment & Justice

This course discusses sustainability, environmental justice, and individual to global change. Through it we will examine global environmental movements like the Greenbelt movement in Kenya, Mayan Land Rights in Mexico and Belize, water rights for the poor in India, and local food movements in the US and Europe.

Women's StudiesDiaz de Sabates


Latin American Feminisms

The many feminist movements in Latin America speak of a plurality of experiences lived by women in the continent. In this course, we will inquire about the connections among hierarchical systems based on class, race, ethnicity, national origin, and gender identity, while we learn about complex and challenging social practices.

 Fall 2015

Human Diversity within the USA