Jul 12, 2020  
Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2019-2020 
    
Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Education

  
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    EDU 226 - Adolescent Development and Learning

    Credits: 4
    Considers theories of adolescent development, learning theories and social context within which today’s adolescents grow and learn.

  
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    EDU 231 - Children’s Literature

    Credits: 2
    Studies contemporary children’s literature; selecting, introducing and using quality literature that includes diverse backgrounds and learning styles with preschool and elementary children. Materials fee.

  
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    EDU 232 - Adolescent Literature

    Credits: 4
    Studies emerging field of adolescent literature, its history, its canon and its artistic quality. Focuses on critical analysis of literature and aesthetic appeal of genres used to address issues relevant to a specific audience.

  
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    EDU 238 - The Exceptional Child

    Credits: 2
    Explores historical, legal and educational issues related to children and adolescents with low- and high-incidence disabilities. Field experience required.

    Prerequisite(s): One of EDU 112 , EDU 113 , EDU 118 ;and EDU 225  or Secondary or Middle School major.
  
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    EDU 270 - Math Methods

    Credits: 3


    Analyzes and applies theory for teaching math PreK-8.

    EDU 270L Structured field experience required. Materials fee.

    Prerequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in MAT 205  or MAT 206 .

  
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    EDU 300 - Theories of Language Acquisition

    Credits: 2
    Introduces current theories of language acquisition; models of language instruction and literacy development.

  
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    EDU 301 - Methods of Second Language Teaching

    Credits: 2
    Examines teaching strategies for developing language skills; assessment techniques at elementary and secondary levels; historical, philosophical and legal bases for ESL and bilingual education.

    Prerequisite(s): EDU 300 .
  
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    EDU 302 - Disabilities and the Young Child

    Credits: 2
    Explores implications of handi-capping conditions and young children in preschool and school settings; identification, service delivery models and teaching/learning strategies. Field experience required. Materials fee.

    Prerequisite(s): Early childhood major and program acceptance.
  
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    EDU 303 - Teaching English as a Second Language Using Sheltered English

    Credits: 2
    Introduces students to skills and knowledge needed to shelter content instruction for English language learners. Identifies and experiments with variety of research-based and effective strategies and approaches so second language learners will understand English content.

    Prerequisite(s): EDU 300 .
  
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    EDU 304 - Creative Arts

    Credits: 2
    Integrates music, art and drama into preschool and elementary school course content. (Alternate years.) Materials fee.

  
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    EDU 305 - Second Language Acquisition and Sheltered English Instruction

    Credits: 4
    Focuses on three primary areas: theories of second language acquisition (SLA), the cultural aspects of instructing English Learners (ELs), and designing content instruction for a sheltered English instruction (SEI) environment. Emphasis will be placed on learning best practice models for designing and implementing K-12 content area instruction for ELs. Students will develop a more comprehensive understanding of how effective sheltered (SEI) instruction and practices are created for students in K-12 general content classrooms.

  
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    EDU 306 - English as a Second Language and the Assessment of English Learner Proficiency

    Credits: 4
    Examines best practices of English Language Development (ELD) in an ESL teaching environment. Explores the ESL instructional environment (pull-out & push-in) through classroom and fieldwork experiences. Also examines assessment of proficiency with a primary focus on the MA WIDA assessment tools. Includes a 15-hour fieldwork experience in which students will complete a Case Study fieldwork assignment aimed at providing students with direct practice in designing and implementing ELD instruction.

    Prerequisite(s): EDU 305  
  
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    EDU 310 - Middle School: Philosophy and Organization

    Credits: 2
    Explores philosophical, historical, sociological issues in middle school curriculum and structure; multidisciplinary structures, school organization and schedules. (Alternate years.)

    Prerequisite(s): EDU 226 .
  
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    EDU 332 - Foundations of Christian Schools

    Credits: 2
    Examines distinctives of Christian school history, philosophy, governance, standards, curriculum, methodology and teaching qualifications. Through extensive reading, writing, class discussion and field trips, students will synthesize and analyze unique and compelling components of Christian school education.

  
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    EDU 342 - Special Education Assessment and Intervention

    Credits: 2
    Focuses on evaluation process for students with disabilities as well as identifying and developing appropriate interventions to meet these students’ needs. Field experience required.

    Prerequisite(s): EDU 238 , special education major and program acceptance.
  
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    EDU 345 - Introduction to Teaching Reading

    Credits: 2
    Explores history, theories, scientifically based reading research, developmental stages, and five components of reading and literacy instruction for children with and without disabilities as well as English language learners.

    Prerequisite(s): Approval for teacher education program.
  
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    EDU 346 - Early Childhood Reading and Language Arts: PreK-Grade 2

    Credits: 3


    Focuses on science of reading and explores early childhood teaching methods, strategies and materials in reading, writing, speaking and listening for typical and atypical learners.

    EDU 346L Structured field experience required. Materials fee.

    Prerequisite(s): Program approval for early childhood education and EDU 345 .

  
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    EDU 347 - Elementary Reading and Language Arts (Grades 1-6)

    Credits: 3


    Explores teaching theories, methods, strategies and materials in reading, writing, listening and speaking for elementary learners with and without disabilities.

    EDU 347L Structured field experience required. Materials fee.

    Prerequisite(s): Program approval for teacher education and EDU 345 .

  
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    EDU 348 - Assessment for the Classroom Teacher

    Credits: 2
    Further develops preservice teacher’s conceptual and technical skills in reading assessment. Preservice teachers look at assessment of student performance as it aligns to instruction and curriculum. Examines role that validity, reliability, test bias and item construction play in ensuring a quality and meaningful assessment instrument. Materials fee.

    Corequisite(s): Taken concurrently with EDU 346  or EDU 347 .
  
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    EDU 352 - Teaching Literacy in the Content Areas

    Credits: 4


    Explores teaching theories, methods, strategies and assessment materials for teaching literacy and independent learning skills to middle school and secondary students with and without learning disabilities.

    EDU 352L Twenty hours in a middle or high school setting. Observing the class to plan and implement literacy lessons with a specific content discipline. Materials fee.

    Prerequisite(s): EDU 226  and approval for teacher education program.

  
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    EDU 366 - Contexts of the Urban School

    Credits: 4
    Explores American urban school systems and cultures, examing values, politics, economics and social dynamics of urban school culture and how to respond as Christians.

  
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    EDU 371 - Selected Topics

    Credits: 1-4
    Examines selected topics appropriate for educators. Designated as repeatable with different topic.

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor and department chair.
  
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    EDU 373 - Developmental Number Sense

    Credits: 3


    This course will address the progression of number sense concepts from Kindergarten through Grade 8 as they relate to and support instruction in elementary and middle school settings.  Emphasis will be on deepening teacher candidates’ understanding of arithmetic operations, teaching concepts vs. procedures, and incorporating the Standards for Mathematical Practice.

    In this course, number sense is defined as an intuitive understanding of numbers, their magnitudes, their relationships and how they are affected by operations. An appreciation of number sense makes numerical activities in curriculum as well as in the real world meaningful.

    According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-V), a specific learning disability in mathematics is manifested as difficulties with number sense, memorization of arithmetic facts, accurate or fluent calculation, and/or accurate math reasoning.    This course will enable you to understand the root causes of the difficulties exhibited by students with math learning disabilities and how it affects their performance in elementary, middle, and high school mathematics. We will examine case studies to determine how number sense permeates student work in the areas of numerical operations, geometry, rational numbers, and algebra, as well as determine research-based strategies to repair number sense deficits. Teacher candidates will apply number sense concepts to their teaching practice by designing and implementing six number sense activities with an assigned student (focusing on one grade level).  Course fee.

    Prerequisite(s): EDU 270  

  
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    EDU 400 - Teaching English as a Second Language Practicum

    Credits: 6-8
    Level PreK-6 or 5-12. Materials fee.

  
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    EDU 401 - ESL Pre-Practicum Seminar

    Credits: 1
    Supports students as they prepare for their ESL practicum experience. Reinforces the use of an ESL language-focused lesson plan template for the design and implementation of content ESL and English Language Development (ELD) instruction. The seminar will also help to prepare students for the increased MA DESE performance and job responsibilities expectations and focus on providing students the necessary resources for delivering meaningful instruction in both push-in and pull-out ESL instructional settings.

  
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    EDU 407 - Special Education Seminar

    Credits: 2
    Analyzes issues in special education; classroom management and individualization techniques. Materials fee.

    Prerequisite(s): EDU 238 , special education concentration and program acceptance. Field experience required.
  
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    EDU 420 - Humanities: Methods and Curriculum

    Credits: 4


    Analysis of curricular issues of middle and high school. Examination of research and practice in methods and strategies of teaching in content areas, teaming, and interdisciplinary planning.

    EDU 420L Placement in the practicum setting. Developing and implementing appropriate lessons in the subject matter, observing the roles and responsibilities of teachers within the school. Materials fee.

    Prerequisite(s): Senior standing and full approval for middle school and secondary education major.

  
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    EDU 421 - Natural Sciences and Mathematics: Methods and Curriculum

    Credits: 4


    Analysis of current curricular issues; examination of research and practice in methods of teaching in content areas and instructional sessions for students with and without disabilities.

    EDU 421L Placement in practicum setting. Developing and implementing appropriate lessons in the subject matter, observing the roles and responsibilities of teachers within the school. Materials fee.

    Prerequisite(s): Senior standing and full approval for secondary education program.

  
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    EDU 427 - Internship

    Credits: 2-6
    Supervised teaching experience in appropriate setting. Must be prearranged and approved by instructor.

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Department of Education.
  
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    EDU 428 - Language and Learning Disabilities

    Credits: 2
    Historical/theoretical analysis of developmental language and learning disabilities; identification determination; research-based interventions and strategies to help students with LDs in grades PreK–8 access general curriculum and achieve full potential. Field experience required. Materials fee.

    Prerequisite(s): Senior standing and full approval for special education program.
  
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    EDU 438 - Classroom Management: Early Childhood

    Credits: 2
    Considers behavioral theory and practical means of working with learners with and without disabilities in early childhood classroom settings.

    Corequisite(s): EDU 440 , EDU 442  
  
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    EDU 439 - Classroom Management: Middle/Secondary

    Credits: 2
    Considers behavioral theory and practical means of working with learners with and without disabilities in middle school and secondary classroom settings.

    Corequisite(s): EDU 420  or EDU 421 .
  
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    EDU 440 - Education Methods: Science and Health Early Childhood

    Credits: 2


    Methods, curriculum and evaluation of health, science and physical education for early childhood education majors.

    EDU 440 L Placement in practicum setting. Developing and implementing appropriate science and health lessons. Materials fee.

    Prerequisite(s): Senior standing and full approval for teacher education program.
    Corequisite(s):

        

  
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    EDU 441 - Methods of Secondary Special Education

    Credits: 2


    Explores unique curriculum, evaluation techniques and teaching methods for adolescent learner with disabilities. Includes transitional and vocational issues.

    EDU 441L Placement in the practicum setting. Developing and implementing appropriate lessons in the subject matter, observing the roles and responsibilities of teachers within the school.

    Prerequisite(s): Full approval for special education program and senior standing.

  
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    EDU 442 - Education Methods: Social Studies Early Childhood

    Credits: 2


    Methods, curriculum and evaluation of social studies for early childhood education majors.

    EDU 442L Placement in practicum setting. Developing and implementing appropriate lessons in social studies, observing the roles and responsibilities of teachers within the school. Materials fee.

    Prerequisite(s): Senior standing and full approval for teacher education program.
    Corequisite(s):

       

  
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    EDU 448 - Classroom Management: Elementary

    Credits: 2
    Considers behavioral theory and practical means of working with learners with and without disabilities in elementary classroom settings.

    Corequisite(s):     
  
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    EDU 450 - Education Methods: Science and Health Elementary Education

    Credits: 2


    Methods curriculum and evaluation of health, science and physical education for elementary and special education.

    EDU 450L Placement in the practicum setting. Developing and implementing appropriate lessons in science and health, observing the roles and responsibilities of teacher within the school. Materials fee.

    Prerequisite(s): Senior standing and full approval for teacher education program.
    Corequisite(s):

        

  
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    EDU 452 - Education Methods: Social Studies Elementary

    Credits: 2


    Methods curriculum and evaluation of social studies for special education and elementary education majors.

    EDU 452L Placement in the practicum setting. Developing and implementing appropriate social studies lessons, observing the roles and responsibilities of teachers within the school. Materials fee.

    Prerequisite(s): Senior standing and full approval for teacher education program.
    Corequisite(s):

        

  
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    EDU 479 - Early Childhood Practicum I

    Credits: 6
    Students are placed in grade 1 or 2 for Practicum I and in PreK or kindergarten for Practicum II. At least one practicum must include children with disabilities. Materials fee.

  
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    EDU 480 - Early Childhood Practicum II

    Credits: 6
    Students are placed in grade 1 or 2 for Practicum I and in PreK or kindergarten for Practicum II. At least one practicum must include children with disabilities. Materials fee.

  
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    EDU 481 - Elementary School Practicum

    Credits: 12-16; 8 if seeking dual licensure
    Materials fee.

  
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    EDU 482 - Special Education Practicum

    Credits: 6-8
    PreK-8 or 5-12. Materials fee.

  
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    EDU 483 - Practicum in Middle School Mathematics

    Credits: 12-16; 8 if seeking dual licensure
    Materials fee.

  
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    EDU 484 - Practicum in Secondary Math and Natural Sciences

    Credits: 12-16; 8 if seeking dual licensure
    Materials fee.

  
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    EDU 485 - Elementary School Art Practicum

    Credits: 12-16
    Materials fee.

  
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    EDU 486 - Practicum in the Humanities

    Credits: 12-16; 8 if seeking dual licensure
    Materials fee.


English

  
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    ENG 140 - Core Seminar in Literature

    Credits: 2 - 4
    Core seminar in literature will engage with the literature of two or more global cultures and explore the value of studying literature from a Christian perspective. Students will apply close reading strategies to facilitate critical thinking and thoughtful class discussion, and use writing to engage with literary texts and contexts. Repeatable for credit twice; maximum of 8 credits.

    Core literature requirement.
  
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    ENG 141 - Western Literature

    Credits: 4
    Studies selected literary works in European cultural tradition from ancient Greece through the modern period.

  
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    ENG 202 - Poetry and Poetics

    Credits: 2
    This introduction to studying literature will focus on how poems work, how poetic form has developed historically, and how to study poetry effectively today. Completion of both ENG202 and ENG203 is a prerequisite for all 300- and 400-level literature courses.

    Prerequisite(s): Declared English major/minor
  
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    ENG 203 - Narrative and Narrative Theory

    Credits: 2
    This introduction to studying literature will focus on how narrative works, how narrative form has developed historically, and how to study narrative fiction effectively today. Completion of both ENG202 and ENG203 is a prerequisite for all 300- and 400-level literature courses.

    Prerequisite(s): Declared English major/minor.
  
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    ENG 212 - Introduction to Creative Writing

    Credits: 4
    Introduces process and techniques of creative writing. Includes variety of writing styles, examples and strategies in genres of fiction, poetry and playwriting.

    Writing and Rhetoric
  
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    ENG 214 - Survey of British Literature I

    Credits: 4
    Traces development of British literature from Beowulf era through 18th century with focus on stylistic movement from one period of literature into next.

    Historical course
  
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    ENG 215 - Survey of British Literature II

    Credits: 4
    Traces development of British literature from Romantic age to contemporary times with focus on stylistic movement from one period of literature into next.

    Historical course
  
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    ENG 244 - Survey of American Literature

    Credits: 4
    Examines breadth of American literature from Colonial times until present with particular focus on beginnings of American literature.

    Historical course
  
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    ENG 312 - Advanced Composition and Rhetoric

    Credits: 4
    Focuses on advanced rhetorical and stylistic principles of composition. Culminates in completion of portfolio of polished, nonfiction prose pieces.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 202 ENG 203  
    Writing and Rhetoric course
  
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    ENG 314 - Creative Writing: Fiction

    Credits: 4
    Emphasizes craft of writing fiction. Explores narrative development and creation of character.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 212  
    Writing and Rhetoric course
  
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    ENG 315 - Creative Writing: Playwriting

    Credits: 4
    Studies various periods and genres of British/American and world drama.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 212  
    Writing and Rhetoric course
  
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    ENG 316 - Creative Writing: Poetry

    Credits: 4
    Focuses on process of creating poetry from inspiration to printed page.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 212  
    Writing and Rhetoric course
  
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    ENG 318 - Creative Writing: Nonfiction

    Credits: 4
    Examines theory and practice of creative nonfiction including travel writing, memoir, and other forms of nonfiction. Extensive analysis of student work and established models.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 212 .
    Writing and Rhetoric course
  
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    ENG 319 - Public Story

    Credits: 4
    This creative writing course covers strategies for structuring a good story, methods for gathering source material, and the technology of storytelling.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 212  
    Writing and Rhetoric course
  
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    ENG 331 - Medieval Literature

    Credits: 4
    This British literature course will introduce students to the Middle English language, build familiarity with the major works and literary significance of Geoffrey Chaucer, including knowledge of typical medieval genres and forms, and provide instruction in basic skills pertaining to the English major, such as close reading and engaging secondary sources.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 202 , ENG 203  
    Literature before 1800
  
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    ENG 332 - Renaissance Literature

    Credits: 4
    This British literature course studies major literature figures and texts of the Renaissance period.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 202 , ENG 203  
    Literature before 1800
  
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    ENG 333 - Shakespeare

    Credits: 4
    This British literature course studies major plays of Shakespeare, with emphasis on historical and contemporary productions.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 202 , ENG 203  
    Literature before 1800
  
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    ENG 334 - The British Romantic Period

    Credits: 4
    Focuses on period of English literature which begins with Blake and Burns and continues through Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley and Keats.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 202 , ENG 203  
    British Literature after 1800
  
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    ENG 335 - 18th Century British Literature

    Credits: 4
    This British literature course studies major literature figures and texts of the 18th century.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 202 , ENG 203  
    Literature before 1800
  
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    ENG 336 - British Modernism

    Credits: 4
    Covers the literature of the modernist period in Great Britain to develop a historical and cultural understanding of the central writers of the era. Emphasis on new techniques, ideas, and genres.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 202 , ENG 203  
    British Literature after 1800
  
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    ENG 337 - Contemporary British Literature

    Credits: 4
    Covers selected works of British literature from 1945 to the present. Emphasis on literary representations of Britishness in fiction, poetry, and drama.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 202 , ENG 203  
    British Literature after 1800
  
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    ENG 338 - Victorian Literature

    Credits: 4
    Studies poetry and prose of 19th-century Britain. Focuses on major authors and their social, political and cultural influence.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 202 , ENG 203  
    British Literature after 1800
  
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    ENG 344 - Early American Literature

    Credits: 4
    Covers selected works of American literature from the colonial period to the civil war. Emphasis on literary representations of American identity in fiction, prose, poetry, and drama.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 202 , ENG 203  
    Literature before 1800
  
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    ENG 345 - American Romanticism

    Credits: 4
    Covers American literature from 1820 to 1865: sentimentalism, transcendentalism, abolitionism, women’s writing, slave narratives, speech writing, and American novel as chief by-products of period.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 202 , ENG 203  
    American Literature after 1800
  
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    ENG 346 - American Modernism

    Credits: 4
    Covers American literature from the late 1800s through 1945.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 202 , ENG 203  
    American Literature after 1800
  
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    ENG 347 - African-American Literature

    Credits: 4
    Covers African-American literature spanning significant periods in literary history: slavery, Reconstruction, the Harlem Renaissance, the Black Arts Movement, and contemporary America.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 202 , ENG 203  
    Representational Ethics course or American Literature after 1800. May not count towards both.
  
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    ENG 348 - Contemporary American Literature

    Credits: 4
    Covers American literature of the contemporary period, 1945 to present.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 202 , ENG 203  
    American Literature after 1800
  
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    ENG 350 - Topics in Global Literature

    Credits: 4
    Explores literature from a region, nation, or people group. Specific topics selected each semester by faculty. Repeatable for credit with 4 credits maximum towards major; credits beyond that will apply as free electives.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 202 , ENG 203  
    Representational Ethics course
  
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    ENG 351 - Topics in Representational Ethics

    Credits: 4
    Explores literary representations of culture and identity. Specific topics selected each semester by faculty. Emphasis on literature’s power to transform our understanding of ourselves, of others, and of the diverse and broken world represented in literary texts. Repeatable for credit with 4 credits maximum towards major; credits beyond that will apply as free electives.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 202 , ENG 203  
    Representational Ethics course
  
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    ENG 362 - Classical Literature

    Credits: 4
    Surveys literature of ancient Greece and Rome. Focuses on epic, drama and poetry. Explores mythological and philosophical contexts.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 202 , ENG 203  
    Literature before 1800
  
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    ENG 370 - English & Vocation

    Credits: 2
    Equips students to translate academic skills into various employment contexts, identify professions in which English majors excel, and articulate connections between faith and vocation.

    Prerequisite(s): Declared English major or minor or permission of instructor.
  
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    ENG 371 - Selected Topics

    Credits: 2 or 4
    Explores topics not regularly taught but of interest to majors. Designated as repeatable for credit; students may enroll more than once if topic changes.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 202 , ENG 203  
  
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    ENG 380 - Tutoring: One-to-One

    Credits: 2
    Examines theory and practice in learning and reading/writing processes. Concurrent supervised tutoring experience.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 202 , ENG 203  
    Writing and Rhetoric course
  
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    ENG 404 - History of the English Language

    Credits: 4
    Introduces linguistics and evolution of English from its Indo-European roots. Focuses on phonetic, grammatical and semantic changes in English and analyzes texts in Old, Middle and Modern English. Cross-listed as LIN 404  

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 202 , ENG 203  
    Writing and Rhetoric course
  
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    ENG 419 - Advanced Studies in Creative Writing

    Credits: 4
    Provides personal direction and group critique of substantial individual writing project in any genre. Proposals for projects are submitted in the fall, two weeks prior to registration, for spring courses. Students assist in teaching ENG 212 Introduction to Creative Writing .

    Prerequisite(s): Appropriate 300-level course(s), senior standing and permission of instructor.
    Writing and Rhetoric course or Senior Capstone course. May not count towards both.
  
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    ENG 420 - Literary Criticism

    Credits: 4
    Examines theories and applies literary criticism through works of poetry, fiction and drama.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 202 , ENG 203 , and completion of at least four literature courses from the major curriculum -at least one at the 300 level.
    Representational Ethics course
  
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    ENG 425 - Internship

    Credits: 2-4
    Supervised learning experience combining on-the-job work experience and related academic study in appropriate professional setting for elective credit only. Must be prearranged with supervisor and approved in advance by the Registrar’s Office.

    Prerequisite(s): Junior or senior class standing, previous coursework in field of interest and minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00.
  
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    ENG 440 - The Literary Journal

    Credits: 4
    Focuses on production of literary journal. Students receive hands-on training from initial manuscript selection to design and layout of online journal, and evaluate manuscripts submitted for the Princemere Poetry Prize. Discussion and selected readings center on theories of editing and impact of literary journals on American letters.

    Prerequisite(s): Junior or senior standing, English major or minor.
    Writing and Rhetoric course
  
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    ENG 491 - Senior Seminar in Literary Studies

    Credits: 4
    Studies authors and texts in literature with in-depth historical and critical treatment. Includes reflection on methodology and practical aspects of integration of literary studies and Christian faith. Research, major paper and presentation required.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 202 , ENG 203  
    Senior Capstone course

Environmental Studies

  
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    EVS 000 - Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies

    Credits: Variable
    Gordon College awards credit for Gordon students taking courses at Au Sable Institute. Gordon is one of the charter members of Au Sable Institute, an environmental science program that teaches field courses for a variety of Christian liberal arts colleges. Campuses are located in Michigan and Washington state, with additional courses offered in India and Costa Rica. Au Sable students can get certificates as naturalists or as land, water, or environmental resources analysts. Offerings may vary annually. Course information is available on the Au Sable website at www.ausable.org. Please refer to the course title when searching for course descriptions as Gordon College uses the prefix EVS to denote courses taken at Au Sable.


Fine Arts

  
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    FNA 112 - Arts in Concert

    Credits: 4
    Studies representative works from visual, theatrical and musical arts; important works from all major periods and genres; role of arts in culture; basic principles of artistic expression and response.


French

  
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    FRE 101 - Beginning French I

    Credits: 4
    Introduction to French language and Francophone cultures with practice in four skills associated with language learning: listening, speaking, reading and writing. FRE101 conducted primarily in French.

    Fulfills common core requirement.
  
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    FRE 102 - Beginning French II

    Credits: 4
    Introduction to French language and Francophone cultures with practice in four skills associated with language learning: listening, speaking, reading and writing. FRE102 conducted in French. Language placement score required.

    Prerequisite(s): FRE 101  
    Fulfills common core requirement.
  
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    FRE 201 - Intermediate French I

    Credits: 4
    Continued practice in French language and study of Francophone cultures through listening, speaking, reading and writing. Conducted in French.

    Prerequisite(s): FRE 102 , placement score or equivalent.
  
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    FRE 202 - Intermediate French II

    Credits: 4
    Continued practice in French language and study of Francophone cultures through listening, speaking, reading and writing.

    Prerequisite(s): FRE 201 , placement score or permission of instructor.
  
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    FRE 313 - Advanced French Writing

    Credits: 4
    Focus on idiomatic expressions and style needed for various kinds of writing. Conducted in French. (Every third year)

    Prerequisite(s): FRE 202 , placement score or equivalent.
  
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    FRE 360 - French History, Culture and Civilization

    Credits: 4
    Surveys geography, history, fine arts, religious makeup, economics and demographics of France. Conducted in French. (Every third year)

    Prerequisite(s): FRE 202 , placement score or equivalent.
  
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    FRE 365 - Caribbean Studies

    Credits: 4
    Studies Francophone Caribbean contemporary literature and culture through fiction, film and current events. Explores themes conveyed by various works as well as notions and theories of négritude, antillanité, créolité and postcolonialism. Focus on Martinique, Guadeloupe and Haiti; geography, history, and portrayal of culture and identity. Develops oral communication, writing and higher-thinking skills in French. (Every third year)

  
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    FRE 371 - Selected Topics

    Credits: 2 or 4
    Explores pertinent literary, linguistic or cultural topic not specifically covered elsewhere in curriculum. Designated as repeatable; students may enroll more than once if topic changes. (Every third year)

    Prerequisite(s): Set by instructor.
  
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    FRE 376 - French Literature I

    Credits: 4
    Study of early masterpieces of French literature in historical and cultural settings. Conducted in French. (Every third year)

  
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    FRE 378 - French Literature II

    Credits: 4
    Study of modern French literature in historical and cultural settings. Conducted in French. (Every third year)

  
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    FRE 425 - Internship in French Conversation and Culture

    Credits: 4
    Supervised experience in French-speaking environment; individualized syllabus for each student combining on-the-job work experience with related academic study.

    Prerequisite(s): 2.00 cumulative GPA and approval by Registrar’s Office.
  
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    FRE 491 - Seminar in Quebec Studies I

    Credits: 2
    In-depth study of chosen area of politics, literature and culture in Francophone Canada. Conducted in French. Repeatable for credit if topic is different. (Every third year)

  
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    FRE 492 - Seminar in Quebec Studies II

    Credits: 2
    In-depth study of chosen area of politics, literature and culture in Francophone Canada. Conducted in French. Repeatable for credit if topic is different. (Every third year)

 

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