Topics Course Schedules

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Course Title Course Information Day Time Instructor Description
Ancient Rome CLAS 2994, W01, 15860; HIST 2994, W01 15861 Online Online Emily West This course follows the history of Rome from prehistoric times, through the rise and struggles of the Republic and into the early Empire up to the death of Marcus Aurelius, last of the "Five Good Emperors," in 180 CE. The two largest areas of focus will be on daily life in the Roman Republic (for which we will read several comic plays by the playwright Plautus) and the gripping saga of the five Julio-Claudian emperors (Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, and Nero), whose reigns we will explore through readings from the Roman historian Tacitus and viewings of the BBC’s “I, Claudius” miniseries.
Topics in Literature: Women and Novels: A Love Story ENGL 4994, D01, 16050 R 6:00-9:30pm Cecilia Konchar Farr This course will trace the history of the multicultural U.S. American novel, its striking popularity, its social and artistic work--and its mostly women readers. Pre-requisite: ENGL 2200.
Introduction to Fashion Industry Careers FASH 2992, D01, 15509 M 10:55am-1:20pm Carol Mager According to Coco Chanel, fashion is everywhere. If you love fashion, this is an exploratory course surveying career opportunities in the fashion industry and focuses on career paths within design and merchandising. It facilitates understanding of which careers may match your strengths, skills, and interests.
History of Dress FASH 4994, D01, 16084; D50, 16087 MWF; F 9:35-10:40am; 10:55am-1:20pm Kelly Gage This course involves the study of the historic patterns of dress from ancient times to the present. Illustrated lectures stress political, economic and social conditions as reflected in the clothing of men and women during each period. Pre-requisites: FASH 1000/2992; FASH 2150; or instructor permission.
Captive Wildness: Zoos and the Animals They Keep PHIL 4994, D01, 15376 TR 1:30-3:10pm Garry Pech What kind of a place is a zoo? Visitors often think of zoos as a kind of spectacle of nature. They see creatures that are interesting, menacing, funny, odd, and so on. To them, the zoo seems to be a kind of “snow globe” with the animals being inhabitants; a kind of real-life animal theme park: wild nature in your city. And zoo officials often claim that zoos exist for the benefit of the animals and the education of the public. They see themselves as caring stewards, and protectors, of the animals they keep. Zoos, they argue, are places of refuge, particularly for those species that are in danger of extinction. Having animals in zoos allows us to learn more about their physical make up, the diseases that can afflict them, and it also allows us to study their behavior. In addition, zoos have breeding programs to help increase the populations of endangered species.
But zoo animals are also captive animals, and live lives very different from the lives they would lead in their natural habitat. Critics of zoos often argue that the animals in such places are coerced, controlled, manipulated and oppressed with the result that their lives are deformed. What are the lives of animals like in zoos and what are the ethical implications of keeping captive animals?
Basic Counseling Skills PSYC 2994, D01, 15870 MWF 1:35-2:40pm Anne Williams-Wengerd This course will introduce students to the core skills of counseling including attending, empathy, building rapport, and effective responding. This class will be interactive in nature with regular triad practice sessions. Students will be able to identify their specific skill strengths, as well as areas for future growth. Required reading will include text and journal articles. Students will be expected to maintain a journal during the course documenting their experience and submit two practice videos for evaluation.
This course is a unique opportunity to not only learn the core essentials of counseling skills, but also to engage in practicing these skills in a learning environment. This course will NOT prepare you to be a counselor or a professional helper, rather it is designed to be an introduction to the interviewing process. This course will allow students to practice basic listening and interviewing skills that may motivate students to move forward towards a career in a helping profession. Pre-requisite: PSYC 1001.
Nonparametrics STAT 2994, D01, 16072 MWF 9:35-10:40am Joseph Roith Traditional statistical tests break down for small samples or when underlying assumptions are not met, and these situations are explored in this course. Various tests and confidence intervals that may be used when probability distributions are unknown. Including one and two sample tests for location, goodness of fit, tests of independence. Procedures covered include Wilcoxon, Kruskal-Wallis, Friedman, and Kendall among others. This is an elective course for the Interdisciplinary Statistics Minor. Pre-requisite: ECON/HLTH/PSYC/STAT 1090.
Contemplative Prayers and Practices THEO 6991, G01, 15865 R 6:30-8:30pm Luna Munger Contemplation is a part of every spiritual tradition. Even many who do not consider themselves religious engage in various forms of contemplative practices. Contemplative practices are also a helpful component of healthy well-being. Contemplation leads to greater self-awareness and compassion, as well as increased concentration and well-being. Contemplative practices increasingly appear within the frame works of both professional development and spiritual growth. This course will introduce students to contemplative practices from different spiritual and humanistic traditions, giving them the opportunity to learn from their own experience of them. There will be a significant experiential learning component to the course.
Course Title Course Information Day Time Instructor Description
Fashion Illustration and Portfolio Design APPD 2994, D01
CRN 25311
TR 6:00-8:00pm Adam Development of illustration skills through a variety of media. The course focuses on fashion illustration, including studies in motion, fit, ease, and fabric and texture rendering. After developing hand skills, students work with varied computer media to develop professional illustrations and to integrate manual and digital works. Sustainability is stressed through use of materials that are sourced responsibly, use of digital technologies over that of paper, and use of natural materials to create illustrations. Creation of flats, both hand drawn and digital, is also covered. The final focus of the course is portfolio development including the creation of two digital portfolios as well as a traditional portfolio, created with current industry standards in mind. Offered in the College for Women. Prerequisites: ART1200 or ART2600 , ART2250 OR Instructor's Permission
Ceramics: Contemporary Clay and Sculpture ART 2994, D01
CRN 25245
TR 1:30-4:00pm Rudquist Contemporary Clay and Sculpture is an introductory ceramics/sculpture course. Students will explore the dynamic world of contemporary clay sculpture. Contemporary clay artists draw from a rich history of functional and sculptural work to push the boundaries of what has been considered clay sculpture. This studio course will introduce students to the creative possibilities of using clay and other materials. Students will learn and use a variety of hand-building and/or wheel throwing and glazing techniques. Students will be encouraged to go beyond learning the techniques toward developing their own personal expression. Assignments include studio work, readings, critiques, critical writing and self-guided visits to local galleries and/or museums.
Buddhist Art and Architecture ARTH 2994, D01
CRN 24543
MW 2:55-4:35pm Spiker This course explores Buddhist art and architecture of South, Southeast, and East Asia. Proceeding both regionally and thematically, we will examine how art and iconography responds to innovations in Buddhism, and how Buddhism itself changes to accommodate local tastes and stylistic preferences. This course will examine a variety of media such as temples, site-specific sculpture, zen ink painting, Chinese and Japanese gardens, and even contemporary comics. Aside from cultivating a general knowledge base of these features, this class should further a general appreciation for regional specificity in art and the major continuities and discontinuities in the Buddhist artistic canon as it moves through Asia. Class will consist of lecture, discussion, and kinetic/creative activities that are intended to further student understanding in a tangible way, such as practicing Japanese tea ceremony and creating a Tibetan sand mandala.
Contemporary Art and Controversy ARTH 2994, D02
CRN 25366
R 6:00-9:00pm Hamlin 2017 has been an especially controversial year for contemporary art in the United States. Dana Schutz’s painting Open Casket at the Whitney Biennial exhibition in NYC, Sam Durant’s sculpture entitled Scaffold at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and Omer Fast’s multi-media installation called August at James Cohen Gallery in NYC’s Chinatown have elicited public outrage, considerable debate, and no small amount of hand-wringing on the part of sponsoring institutions. The debates have raised numerous questions about the politics of representation and artistic autonomy, about the legacies of slavery, colonialism, and immigration, about the whiteness of the mainstream contemporary art world. Who has the right to make and exhibit artwork that surfaces the pain of historically marginalized communities in the United States? The affective power of these artworks – that is, their capacity to provoke deep-seated emotions and attitudes – is worth attending to for what it reveals about the current state of our public discourse. Are these controversies symptomatic of an erosion of faith in art institutions, or are they an indication of healthy institutional critique? Is there a space for ambivalence in such debates? They also invite reflection on long-standing questions in art history. What is the role of art in society? What is the role of the artist? The curator? The museum? The art gallery? What is the responsibility of the viewer? What is their horizon of expectations? This Topics course will begin with a brief history of art and controversy in the Western tradition. This background will set the stage for a collaborative investigation into these three episodes of 2017. Students will work together with the instructor and guest interlocutors to establish timelines and map the discourse – through annotated bibliographies – as a foundation for evaluation of each episode. The semester will culminate in a symposium in which students will share their findings with the St. Kate’s community. No prior study in art and art history is required; there are no pre-requisites. This course satisfies the fine arts Core requirement.
Public Relations Writing COMM 4994, D01
CRN 25141

W01
CRN 25142
M 6:00-9:30pm Otto This course combines theory and practice to develop skills needed to create effective promotional and public relations messages for professional settings. Students will begin by learning to analyze audiences and assess promotional goals to plan effective public relations messages. Students will then work collaboratively and individually to produce news releases, newsletters, Web copy, brochures, and a portfolio of collected work. Special issues related to promotional writing include planning and research, appropriate grammar and mechanics, and basic publication design principles. This course has integrated service-learning into the course objectives. Questions about specific details may be directed to the faculty member and/or the Center for Community Work and Learning.
From Nudges to Nuclear War: Game Theory and Behavioral Economics ECON 2994, D01
CRN 25327

POSC 2994, D01
CRN 25046
MWF 9:35-10:40am Gorsuch In public policy, political science, and economics we frequently encounter situations of conflict and cooperation. Game theory offers tools to model these situations, including showing why groups of rational people can make bad choices. Game theory famously came into prominence during the cold war, where it offered insights to avoid global nuclear war. Today, game theory is used in in debates on a wide range of policy questions, from climate change to health insurance to employment discrimination. Recent developments in game theory include behavioral economics, which shows that people don’t always act the way economic models predict a person would. The insights from behavioral economics help design smarter policy, including “nudges” and how choices are framed. In this class, we will learn how to use game theory & behavioral economics to analyze important questions in policy, political science, & economics.
Discrimination: Economics and Politics of Race and Gender ECON 2994, D02
CRN 25328

POSC 2994, D01
CRN 25047

CRST 2994, D02
CRN 25329
MWF 12:15-1:20pm Gorsuch We will investigate an important set of questions in public policy: Why do average earnings vary dramatically by race and sex in the Unites States? What policies worsen or alleviate these disparities? This course will be split into five thematic sections: The political and economic context of race and gender. The role of education and human capital. Childcare and time allocation. Discrimination. Psychological theories of bias. In each section, you will learn about key theories of earnings disparities, empirical evidence supporting or refuting those theories, potential policy interventions, and political barriers to reducing disparities.
Literacy and Learning Redefined in the Digital Age EDUC 5993, G01,
24730
Online Online Dowd Literacy, as a social practice, is in the state of continuous change. New texts and tools define the ways in which students engage within our schools and within their lives outside of schools. Students in this course will examine research on the unique demands of reading and writing online, design applications of new literacies through the use of new tools and new texts for K-12 classrooms, and empower students through the development of participatory practices in the classroom. By the end of this course, students will evaluate popular literacy and technology uses in classrooms and develop their own strategies for enacting principles of new literacies for future ready teaching and learning.
Making Change by Making Movies EDUC 5993, G02
CRN 25347
Online Online Razavi In this course teachers will learn how to tap into a booming generational craving for visual storytelling, while promoting civic engagement and leveraging an interconnected platform with global reach. Teachers will examine impactful student films--spanning civics to current events to climate to STEM and learn how to build an authentic sense of agency among students. The course will cover practices for creating scalable student-centered workflows to bolster effective ideating, storyboarding, shooting, and editing practices. Practices to enhance student use of film as a creative cognitive outlet on both a cross-curricular and co-curricular basis will be modeled. Recommended but not required prerequisite: EDUC 6720 Digital Video for K-12 Classroom Settings
Introduction to Literary Themes: Cannibal Literature ENGL 2280, D01
CRN 25170

CRST 2280, D01
CRN 25326
TR 1:30-3:10pm Cohen This course examines the figures of the cannibal and the “Noble Cannibal,” or “Noble Savage,” in imperialist texts and adventure narratives, such as Shakespeare’s The Tempest and Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe, to interrogate how the construction of the racialized Other has influenced modern horror imagery, and continues to produce fear and implicit bias today. We also read criticism and revisions by global authors of color in counter-point to these texts in order to understand how the sufferers of these representations have resisted and struggled against such enduring racist representations. We will trace how Crusoe’s kneejerk reaction to the native Friday as a “demon” has contemporary resonances with, for instance, the Trayvon Martin case, wherein George Zimmerman describes the figure of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin as a “demon.” Using our arsenal of history, we will apply this knowledge to a call-to-action designed to dismantle these deeply embedded cultural codes. Themes to be discussed include but are not limited to: the construction of whiteness during the imperial era, English “industriousness” and middle class identity, settler colonialism and rugged individualism, racism undergirding Darwinian discourse, and the civilized versus uncivilized landscape binary.
Introduction to Literary Themes: Literary Trailblazers and Remarkable Heroines ENGL 2280, D02
CRN 25235

W02
CRN 25240
TR 1:00-4:30pm Herzberg This is a JANUARY term course. This course will focus on the lives and literature of innovative, creative, trailblazing American women who wrote from the post-Civil War years until the 1930s. We will study the times in which they lived, the movements that influenced them and the novels, short stories, poetry and remarkable heroines they crafted in a world they hoped to change.
Topics in Literature: The Twilight Saga Series ENGL 2994, D01
CRN 24679

W01
CRN 24680
TR 6:00-9:30pm Coleman This is a JANUARY term course. The literature topic for this course is The Twilight Saga series by Stephenie Meyers. Students will critically read, analyze, discuss, and write about the series and its literary and contemporary written criticism and cultural value within many genre placements, intersections, and interpretations, including contemporary young adult fiction, romance, gothic, and fantasy. The Twilight Saga for this class consists of four (4) novels, and additional course content will consist of lectures, class discussions, student writings, audio visuals, and supplemental critical readings that will primarily consist of periodical articles.
Topics in Literature: Gender, Nation, and Middle Eastern Literatures ENGL 4994, D01
CRN 25239
TR 3:25-5:00pm Cohen Representations of women and gender organize our thinking towards the Middle East. Sociopolitical events come to us prepackaged with gendered media spin, interested in propagating archetypes such as the “veiled woman” and the “terrorist man.” These images are linked to a history of colonialist self-other discourses on the region. In this course, we will hold that spin up to critique while reading exigent secondary criticism by women, lesbian, and LGBT+ scholars of the Middle East and Arab Studies. Fiction and poetry by Arab, Persian, and Mizrahi women from Egypt, Palestine, Israel, Lebanon, Jordan, and the U.S. comprise our syllabus. To animate our course theme, we will also screen films and segments of films issuing from places such as Iraq, Iran, and Palestine. All readings and films will be in English, either in their original tongue or translated. We will guide our journey through these texts by asking the following questions: How do abstract representations affect concrete policy? What people or power structures benefit from particular gendered representations? What is the relationship between colonialism and gender in this region, and how do anti-colonial and/or nationalist movements intervene? How does nationalism affect women? What are the new forms of colonialism converging on the Middle East? How do cosmopolitanism and globalization reify or restructure gender dynamics? Our hope is to get at some of these questions by framing all discussions with competing definitions of concepts such as “feminine,” “masculine,” “lesbian/gay,” “Islam,” and “neoliberalism.” Satisfies requirements in upper-division literature and Women’s Studies. Prerequisite: One lower-level literature or permission of instructor.
First Peoples in the United States, 1800-Present HIST 2994, D01
CRN 25043

CRST 2994, D01
CRN 25229
R 6:00-9:30pm Edwards-Simpson This survey of Native American history focuses on the period after 1776 to the recent past. North America's vast territory and natural resources offered diverse conditions; native cultures therefore evolved differently according to geographic region and patterns of settlement. Course lectures will focus on the impact of US Federal Indian Policy on American Indian cultures as a unifying theme. A secondary theme will consider the relationship of the past to the present for First Peoples. This course will stress the integrity and adaptability of Indian societies and the centrality of Native American identity.
World Music Ensemble: Steel Drum Band MENS 1821
CRN24464 (1 cr.)
MENS 1820
CRN24463 (0 cr.)
To fulfill the fine arts requirement with music ensembles, you must register for the 1 cr. section.
T 7:00-9:00pm Martin Join the St. Catherine University Steelband and learn to play the steelpan in a fun ensemble setting! The steelpan (sometimes called steeldrum) is made of 55-gallon oil barrels and ensembles of steelpans known as steelbands are the sound of the Caribbean. You will learn to play three to four pieces from a variety of musical genres including traditional calypso, soca, western classical, and pop and rock'n'roll. You’ll explore the various instruments of the steelband – its six “voices” that range from soprano to bass. No previous drumming or steelpan experience is needed. Ability to read music, though helpful, is not required.
Visual Merchandising MRCH 4994, D01
CRN 25306
TR 9:55-11:35am Faculty TBD This course involves the study of elements and principles of design applied to the display of merchandise in retail, online and other non-store retail/service environments. The course will delve in retail floor plan and planograms. The focus is on understanding the role of visual merchandising in relation to consumer purchasing behavior and the importance of eye appeal when creating the window, interior retail, and virtual displays. Students will learn the process of creating effective displays using the latest principles and techniques in a variety of retail and display settings. Students will create mannequin displays using unconventional materials to show the growing movement towards sustainability in the fashion industry. Prerequistes: FASH 1000, FASH 2150, FASH 3150, ART 2250 or instructor's permission.
Maternal and Child Nursing Care NURS 4992, D01
CRN 24368
--- --- Rippie This is a JANUARY term course. This course builds on all previous nursing courses and on maternal child content in NURS 2910. The focus of this course is on nursing care of the maternal child dyad. Didactic is provided in the first week of the course with precepted clinical experiences for the following three weeks. Classroom content includes care of the mother throughout labor, delivery and the postpartum period, pregnancy and postpartum complications, as well as neonatal transition and nutrition. Clinical content includes care of mother and neonate dyads in the intrapartum and postpartum period.Student nurses should contact the course coordinator and submit a written application to be considered for the limited positions in the course. Class Wed. Jan. 3; Thurs. Jan.4; Fri. Jan. 5 from 8am to 1 pm at hospital. Clinical 45 hours TBD between 1/6 and 1/26. Prerequisites: Successful completion of NURS 4010 and 4020 or by faculty recommendation.
Introduction to the Role of the Operating Room Nurse NURS 5992, G01
CRN 25338
TWR 8:00am-1:00pm Filer/Larson This is a JANUARY term course. This elective course provides learning opportunities to introduce and apply theory and knowledge related to the operating room nurse role. Students will engage in classroom, laboratory and clinical experiences related to this professional nursing specialty. Students will be co-mentored by nurses in the practice setting and nurse faculty in the academic setting to create a rich and intensive on-site learning experience in the operating room. Coursework will focus on specific skills, knowledge and attitudes pertinent to the operating room nurse role with emphasis on and interconnection with the competencies for baccalaureate prepared nurses. Class meets off campus Jan 3, 4, 5 from 8-1 pm with clinical to be arranged. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
Maternal and Child Nursing Care NURS 5992, G02
CRN 25339
TWR 8:00am-1:00pm Filer/Rippie This is a JANUARY term course. The focus of this course is nursing care of the maternal child dyad. Didactic is provided in the first week of the course with precepted clinical experiences for the following three weeks. Classroom content includes care of the mother throughout labor, delivery and the postpartum period, pregnancy and postpartum complications, as well as neonatal transition and nutrition. Clinical content includes care of mother and neonate dyads, care of women after delivery, and care of neonates. Class meets off campus Jan 3, 4, 5 from 8-1 pm with clinical to be arranged. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
Fake News! Truth, Reason, and Knowledge in our Digital Age PHIL 2994, D01
CRN 24484
MW 2:55-4:35pm Johnson We find ourselves in a world increasingly divided over what we should take to be true and how we can come to know. The internet (particularly search engines and social media) shapes how and what we think in ways we haven’t seen before. It has become mainstream to think what’s true is whatever we want to believe. Propaganda is everywhere. And reason seems unable to make a difference. Philosophy can help. In this course, we’ll investigate the nature of truth and why it matters. We’ll examine the value of reason. And we’ll work to figure out what it means to know and to understand in the age of the internet.
History of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties in the U.S. POSC 2994, D03
CRN 25228
TR 9:55-11:35am Carroll The origins and evolution of American civil liberties and civil rights are covered from the colonial era through the 20th century civil rights and women’s rights movements. Course examines the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights and the roles of the Supreme Court, federal and state governments, and rights movements in the development of civil liberties and civil rights. Also offered as HIST 3250, CRST 3250, and WOST 3251. Not open to first-year students.
The Psychology of Kindness PSYC 2991, M01
CRN 25206

D01
CRN 25352
Online Online Biernat This is a JANUARY term course. Study of definitions, scientific findings, and theories about kindness, including the study of what psychology has found about human tendencies toward kindness and aggression, the role of kindness in families, the characteristics of kind people, the benefits of kindness for a person, and working towards kindness in groups, communities and societies.
The Psychology of Grief, Loss, and Trauma PSYC 2994, D01
CRN 24725

W01
CRN 25069
M 6:00-9:30pm Karim This course will provide an understanding of the effects of grief and loss on individuals. Students will explore theories around grief and loss, types of losses, the bereavement process, and treatment approaches. Special attention will also be given to understanding trauma and grief-related concerns such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and complicated grief.
Psychology of MicroAggressions with Lab PSYC 4994, D01
CRN 25067

W01
CRN 25234
T 6:00-7:30pm Pabon Gautier The Psychology of Microagressions will explore and strengthen your leadership in diversity and anti-bias education. Thus, it is assumed that learners will become agents of social change, advocacy, and social justice, and thereby promote societal understanding, affirmation, and appreciation of differences against the damaging effects of individual, institutional, and societal racism, prejudice, and all forms of oppression based on stereotyping and discrimination. Prerequisites: PSYC 1001, PSYC 1090 or Stats equivalent), PSYC 2060.
The Psychology of Spaces and Places with Lab PSYC 4994, D02
CRN 24514

D50
CRN 24515
TR

T
1:30-3:10pm

3:25-5:00pm
Barnes You are always somewhere, surrounded by spaces and places that impact our emotions and behaviors, and in turn our behaviors can impact those same environments in profound ways. This course offers an introduction to the area of environmental psychology. We will explore how environments can both improve or diminish our health and well-being, the impact of design on emotions and behavior, and examine attitudes and behaviors related to sustainability. As part of the course you'll gain skills related to research design and implementation, analyzing problems from an environmental psychology perspective, and tools to understand and improve the spaces around you.
Prejudice, Stereotyping, and Discrimination PSYC 4994, D03
CRN 25068
TR 3:25-5:00pm Filip-Crawford This course examines the causes and consequences of stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination from a social psychological perspective. Students will explore the characteristics of individuals and social contexts that contribute to prejudice and stereotyping as well as the psychological and material consequences faced by those who are targets of prejudice. Using contemporary and historical research and theory, students will develop the tools to effectively analyze the ways in which prejudices and stereotypes can influence and shape real-world intergroup relations.
Educational Psychology PSYC 4994, D04
CRN 25360

W02
CRN 25361
W 6:00-7:30pm Pabon Gautier In this you will explore the theoretical and applied aspects of learning, motivation, human development, assessment, and diversity in the educational setting. You will study learning theories as well as cognitive, emotional, and social learning processes that underlie education and human development. The focus will be placed on diversity and developing skills to better understand learners to foster improved learning, influence and manage classroom learning, and recognize and consider individual differences. Prerequisite: PSYC 1001.
Course Title Course Information Day Time Instructor Description
Ceramics: Function and Aesthetics ART 2994, S01
CRN 41217
TWR 1:00-4:00pm Rudquist Functional forms have a long history within the world of traditional Ceramics. Contemporary ceramic artists use the functional form as the basis to create a wide range of exciting new functional and sculptural objects. This topics studio course will introduce students to the creative possibilities of functional forms. Students will learn and use a variety of hand-building and/or wheel throwing and glazing techniques. Students will be encouraged to go beyond learning the techniques toward developing their personal expression. Assignments include studio work, readings, critiques, critical writing and self-guided visits to local galleries and/or museums.
Healthy Bees Healthy Lives with Lab BIOL 2994, S01
CRN 41164
MTWR,
F
9:00am-12:00pm,
9:00-10:00am
Allen, Palahniuk Approached through the biology of honey bees and the craft of beekeeping, this course familiarizes students with the nature of scientific inquiry as it intersects with current issues in agriculture, society and pollinators. Examining how scientific knowledge is collected and dispersed, students will learn honey bee structure and function, how to make careful observations, and hands-on bee keeping techniques with honey bees from the St. Catherine University Beehives. Using scientific literature and experimentation we will ask how current practices in commercial agriculture and landscaping affect pollinators, whether these practices are good for both pollinators and humans, how science informs policy and, ultimately, what the connection is between healthy bees and healthy lives. Designed for non-majors and to satisfy the lab core requirement. Beekeeping suit and gloves are required. Students must not have known allergies to bee stings.
Picture Books: Exploring the Interplay of Text and Illustrations LIS 7963, G01
CRN 41081
S 8:00am-1:00pm Hammond/Nordstrom Picture books are often a child’s first introduction to art, story, and the printed word. This course will explore the relationship between text and illustrations in picture books focusing on visual literacy with regard to style, medium, design, and elements of art. Students will deepen their knowledge of picture books and the artists who create them with author/illustrator visits. The historical, social, and cultural contexts and issues influencing picture books will be examined through a critical lens.
Leading Virtual Teams ORLD 6993, T01
CRN 41147
RF;
S
5:30-8:30p;
9:00am-4:00pm
Bailey, Lamb This advanced course will help students learn how to build and lead successful virtual, multicultural teams. The course includes six in-person sessions; all other sessions will be conducted virtually. Learning outcomes include: leading responsibly; acting with confidence; communicating effectively; and practicing global citizenship. Other outcomes include increased intercultural communication skills and skill development with virtual team technology. Prerequisite: ORLD 6200 Recommended: Completion of ORLD 6750