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NOTE: Independent studies, courses from other ACTC schools, study abroad courses, and up to two 100-level courses may be applied toward the minor with the approval of the program director, Dr. Kanishka Chowdhury (k9chowdhury@stthomas.edu).

Fall 2017 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
COJO 326 - 01 Communication in Pop Culture - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 BEC 113

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

BEC 113

Course Registration Number:

41974 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Bernard J. Armada

This course focuses on the creation and use of rhetoric in public persuasion settings, including social movements and political campaigns. The diversity of rhetorical acts examined may include campaign ads, speeches, films, advertisements, music, memorials, architecture and other nonverbal strategies. Topics of study may include: The rhetoric of domination and resistance, national identity formation, and the rhetoric of public memory. This course fulfills a requirement in American Culture and Difference. This course fulfills the Human Diversity Core requirement Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 328 - L01 Comm of Race, Class & Gender M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 BEC 113

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

BEC 113

Course Registration Number:

40608 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Debra L. Petersen

This course focuses on theories and research of the historical and contemporary correlation between gender, race, class, and communicative practices, including rhetorical practice and mass communication content. It includes the influence of gender and racial stereotypes on public speech and debate, political campaigns and communication, organizational leadership, news coverage and advertising. Topics include: gendered perceptions of credibility; who is allowed to communicate and who is silenced due to class and racial privilege; and the impact of gender, race and class stereotypes about human nature, expertise, and abilities on individuals and groups that want to participate in public culture and communication. Students analyze and evaluate their own communicative styles in light of course readings and activities. This course fulfills a requirement in American Culture and Difference, Justice and Peace Studies, Women's Studies, and the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor.

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ENGL 215 - 01 American Authors II M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 SCB 325

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

SCB 325

Course Registration Number:

42447 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Andrew J. Scheiber

How did the modern warfare of World War I change those who fought and those who stayed at home? Why did so many of the best American artists flee to Paris? How did the traditionalism and stability of the 1950s lead to the radicalism and rebellion of the 60s? How has technology, from the typewriter to the internet, reshaped literature? Such questions will be explored in a chronological framework though extensive readings in American literature from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present. Threaded throughout the literature are themes such as progress and innovation, war, the “lost generation,” the New Woman, race, and conformity and individuality. This course fulfills the Historical Perspectives requirement in the English major. Prerequisites: ENGL 201, 202, 203, or 204.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
HIST 116 - L01 Afr Amer Hist Glob Persp M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 OEC 313

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

OEC 313

Course Registration Number:

43269 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Anne L. Osler

An introductory social history survey of African-American experience in global perspective. This course will cover developments from the beginnings of the trans-Atlantic slave trade through the present. Topics include: West African cultures; origins of the international slave trade; African American life in the colonies and during the Revolution; development of slavery in global comparative perspective; resistance to slavery; and the role of African Americans in the Civil War and Reconstruction eras; Jim Crow culture and its challengers; migration; changes during the depression and WWII; black nationalism and independent Africa; the freedom movements of the North and South; and the post civil rights era. This course fulfills the Historical Studies requirement in the core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
HIST 116 - L03 Afr Amer Hist Glob Persp M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 OEC 313

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

OEC 313

Course Registration Number:

43270 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Anne L. Osler

An introductory social history survey of African-American experience in global perspective. This course will cover developments from the beginnings of the trans-Atlantic slave trade through the present. Topics include: West African cultures; origins of the international slave trade; African American life in the colonies and during the Revolution; development of slavery in global comparative perspective; resistance to slavery; and the role of African Americans in the Civil War and Reconstruction eras; Jim Crow culture and its challengers; migration; changes during the depression and WWII; black nationalism and independent Africa; the freedom movements of the North and South; and the post civil rights era. This course fulfills the Historical Studies requirement in the core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSC 216 - 01 Jazz in America - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 BEC 110

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

BEC 110

Course Registration Number:

40199 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Christopher S. Kachian

The origins and history of jazz in the United States. Various phases in the development of jazz style are discussed. Blues, ragtime, Dixieland, swing, bop, cool jazz, fusion, as well as other recent developments in jazz performances are investigated. An essential part of the course is the analysis and evaluation of recorded performances by outstanding jazz musicians. Designed for non-majors as well as an elective for music majors interested in jazz. Offered fall semester. This course fulfills the Fine Arts and Human Diversity requirements in the core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
SOCI 251 - 01 Race and Ethnicity M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 MCH 238

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

MCH 238

Course Registration Number:

40276 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Patricia L. Maddox

Race and ethnicity as significant components of U.S. social structure; the cognitive and normative aspects of culture which maintain and effect varying manifestations of social distance, tension, prejudice and discrimination between majority and minorities at both micro and macro levels, nationally and internationally. This course meets a requirement in American Cultural Studies and Justice and Peace Studies and fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: sophomore standing

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
SPAN 332 - L01 Latin Amer Cult & Civil - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 308

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

OEC 308

Course Registration Number:

42721 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Paola B. Ehrmantraut

Physical and human geography. History of Latin America from pre-Hispanic civilizations through modern times. Political problems. Rural Latin America. Latin American society, cultural values. Religion. Economic problems. Offered in spring semester. Prerequisites: Successful completion of SPAN 300, 301, 305 or their equivalents with a C- or better in each course.

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J-Term 2018 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Spring 2018 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ACST 200 - L01 Intro to Amer. Culture & Diff. - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 JRC 126

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

JRC 126

Course Registration Number:

20003 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Kanishka Chowdhury

In ACST 200, students learn about the historical and theoretical foundations of Cultural Studies as an academic discipline and use cultural theory to analyze a variety of cultural products and representations. In this course, students look specifically at dominant and subversive constructions of gender, race, ethnicity, national and sexual identities, and how these constructions are deployed through cultural practices and productions such as sports, film and television, folklore and popular culture, youth subcultures, music, and so on. For example, the course may contain units on "nation" and the creation of American mythologies; the process of hero-making in American history; stereotypes and the representation of race and ethnicity in television and film; representations of gender and sexuality in advertising; as well as a section on American music from jazz, blues, folk and roots music, to rock and roll, punk, and hip-hop. This course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 328 - 01 Comm of Race, Class & Gender M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 OEC 210

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

OEC 210

Course Registration Number:

20615 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Dina Gavrilos

This course focuses on theories and research of the historical and contemporary correlation between gender, race, class, and communicative practices, including rhetorical practice and mass communication content. It includes the influence of gender and racial stereotypes on public speech and debate, political campaigns and communication, organizational leadership, news coverage and advertising. Topics include: gendered perceptions of credibility; who is allowed to communicate and who is silenced due to class and racial privilege; and the impact of gender, race and class stereotypes about human nature, expertise, and abilities on individuals and groups that want to participate in public culture and communication. Students analyze and evaluate their own communicative styles in light of course readings and activities. This course fulfills a requirement in American Culture and Difference, Justice and Peace Studies, Women's Studies, and the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 340 - 01 Television Criticism - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OEC 210

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

OEC 210

Course Registration Number:

20826 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Kevin O. Sauter

This course will provide students with the opportunity to understand television as a text situation in a cultural context. It will examine television from a critical perspective, review a wide variety of program genres and incorporate several theoretical orientations to the qualitative analysis of TV. Students, along with reading about and discussion of critical perspectives, watch programs such as comedies, dramas, news, advertisements, miniseries, etc., and write several critical analyses of the programs.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
HIST 465 - D01 Capstone: N. Amer. Borderlands M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 MHC 202

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

MHC 202

Course Registration Number:

21454 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Michael A. Blaakman

History seminars involve students (primarily, though not exclusively, majors and minors) with the methodological and historiographical dimensions of research in the seminar's topic. Students in the seminar will complete and present to other members of the class a significant research project. Prerequisites: at least three History courses numbered 200 or above, including one of the following: HIST 210, 262, 266, 268, 353, 355, 358, 366, 371, 372.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
SOCI 251 - 01 Race and Ethnicity M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 OEC 208

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

OEC 208

Course Registration Number:

20616 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Patricia L. Maddox

Race and ethnicity as significant components of U.S. social structure; the cognitive and normative aspects of culture which maintain and effect varying manifestations of social distance, tension, prejudice and discrimination between majority and minorities at both micro and macro levels, nationally and internationally. This course meets a requirement in American Cultural Studies and Justice and Peace Studies and fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: sophomore standing

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Additional Approved Courses

Fall 2017

ARTH 282-L01 History of American Architecture (CRN# 42715)
T/R 1:30-3:10pm
Prof. Victoria Young

A survey of high style and vernacular architecture in the United States from the Native Americans to the present day. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to: identify the major themes and styles in American architecture; recognize major monuments and their designers; and understand how an American identity was projected in architecture. This includes understanding American architecture and its relationship to corresponding developments in art, landscape, and the urban fabric. Emphasis will be placed on structures in Minnesota and the upper Midwest. This course fulfills the Fine Arts requirement in the core curriculum and the Writing Across the Curriculum Writing to Learn requirement.

COJO 332-01 Documentary: American Culture (CRN# 41719)
M 6:00-9:30pm
Prof. Luann Lippold

This course provides an overview of documentary television and film as part of American culture. Class sessions will focus on how to analyze and interpret claims particular documentaries make, while providing a foundation for understanding aesthetic, rhetorical, and political economic conventions that help shape the meaning of each documentary. To this end, this course will center on current theoretical dilemmas and debates in documentary filmmaking, including questions of how to define documentary, what constitutes the ethical treatment of documentary subjects and subject matter, and how documentaries construct and position audiences. We will explore the concepts of reality, truth and authority, through a variety of readings and viewings. 

COJO 342-01 Media, Culture and Society (CRN# 42727)
T/R 3:25-5:00pm
Prof. Dina Gavrilos
Media, Culture and Society examines the role media play in social and cultural formations. This course looks beyond the media as transmitters of information to their broadest social and cultural effects. Students study media as agents of enlightened social modernism, as political and economic institutions, as purveyors of popular culture, and as aspects of cultural and sub-cultural rituals. History, political economy, critical studies, cultural anthropology, semiotics and sociology are among the areas from which approaches for studying the media are considered in the course. Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor.

ENGL 204-W01 Race, Gender, Sexuality, & Language (CRN# 42694)
M/W/F 10:55am-12:00pm
Prof. Lucia Pawlowski
or
ENGL 204-W05 Race, Gender, Sexuality, & Language (CRN# 43332)
M/W/F 1:35-2:40pm
Prof. Lucia Pawlowski

Do men and women speak differently? Do gay men still find a need to “code” their language? How do lesbians resist the negative connotations of “coming out?” Why do we need a word for “cis?” How does African-American Vernacular English have roots in West African languages? How is hip hop part of the African-American oral tradition? Why would a Chicana writer “code-mesh” (write in both English and Spanish) in her writing? Why would English be resisted if it’s a “global” language? How did Native American boarding schools threaten Native American languages? We live in a nation of languages--and this diversity of languages represents not a mere array of diversity, but power dynamics, histories of struggle, and warring values amongst different groups in America. We will read about the language variations of various minority groups: women, African-Americans, gay men, lesbians, Latinas, and Native Americans in colloquial and literary speech, and examine the power negotiations involved in these variations. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies the Writing Across the Curriculum Writing Intensive requirement.

ENGL 337-L01 James Baldwin and Contemporary Black Writers (CRN# 42450)
M/W/F 12:15-1:20pm
Prof. Todd Lawrence
James Baldwin has often been recognized as a major voice of African American literature during the twentieth century, but recently, that voice has re-emerged with an uncanny timeliness in the twenty-first, referenced by contemporary writers and commentators to illuminate the shadowy terrain of race and culture that continues to befuddle Americans today. Baldwin’s voice has not re-appeared from nowhere; it has long been with us, for nearly seventy years lodging a relentless critique of racism and injustice in American culture and society. It is no surprise then, that an entire generation of writers has been influenced by Baldwin’s perceptive eye and incisive language. From Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks to his cultural inheritor Ta-Nehisi Coates, Baldwin’s influence has been prominent and lasting. This course will consider the ongoing literary conversation between Baldwin and his artistic children. In addition to Baldwin, writers will include Jesmyn Ward, Coates, Parks, Kevin Young, Kiesi Laymon, Claudia Rankine, and Teju Cole. In addition to satisfying the core Human Diversity requirement, this course also satisfies the Contexts and Convergences distribution requirement and the Diversity Literature area requirement for English majors. Prerequisite: ENGL 201, 202, 203, or 204.

ENGL 372-01 Make It New: American Modernism (CRN# 42452)
T/R 9:55-11:35am
Prof. Kelli Larson
“Make it new” was the rallying cry of those visionary writers who literally and figuratively exploded into that revolutionary period between World War I and World War II, a time characterized by experimentation and innovation in all of the arts. Fueled by their desire to disrupt tradition and challenge the world’s values and sense of order, American moderns forged the way for our contemporary writers. And although one hundred years separate our world from theirs, their writings still feel timely and familiar. Their concerns and struggles, from politics and technology to women’s rights and racism, continue to be our concerns and struggles. So join us as we rediscover some of this country’s greatest writers, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Hughes, Hurston, and others, whose cry to “make it new” still rings true today. This course satisfies the American Literature distribution requirement for majors who started at St. Thomas previous to Fall 2015. For English majors who started at St. Thomas in Fall 2015 or later, this course satisfies the Contexts and Convergences distribution requirement. Prerequisites: ENGL 201, 202, 203, or 204.

HIST 114-01 Modern U.S. from a Global Perspective (CRN# 41610)
T/R 8:00-9:40am
Prof. George Woytanowitz
or
HIST 114-L02 Modern U.S. from a Global Perspective (CRN# 41922)
M/W/F 8:15-9:20am
Prof. Meliha Ceric
or
HIST 114-L03 Modern U.S. from a Global Perspective (CRN# 41923)
M/W/F 10:55am-12:00pm
Prof. Meliha Ceric
Social, political, cultural, and economic history of the peoples of the United States from the Reconstruction period following the Civil War to the present. Special emphasis is given to the relation of racial minorities, ethnic groups, and immigrants to the dominant culture, and to the changing role of the U.S. within its larger global context. Major themes include: Reconstruction, domestic and overseas expansion, industrialization, racism and nativism, world wars, cold war, movements of liberation and reform, and other contemporary issues. This course fulfills the Historical Studies requirement in the core curriculum. “L” sections satisfy the Writing Across the Curriculum Writing to Learn requirement.

HIST 263-01 United States Military History (CRN# 42507)
M/W 3:25-5:00pm
Prof. David Williard
This course provides and overview of the military history of the United States from its revolutionary origins to its contemporary challenges. It examines the composition and employment of the United States military as a product of the larger political and cultural aims of American society while also paying attention to the reciprocal effect that wars have on the societies that engage in them. Special attention will be devoted to the human experience of warfare as an ethical, social, and intellectual problem.

HIST 298-01 Topics: Slavery in the Americas (CRN# 42509)
T/R 1:30-3:10pm
Prof. Kari Zimmerman

Examining slave societies in the Caribbean and North and South America, this course considers how African slavery differed across the Americas during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. We trace the history of African slavery and society in the Americas through such topics as the Atlantic Trade, plantation v. urban labor, family life, religion & culture, gender, resistance & rebellion, and post-emancipation race relations. Throughout the course, we consider how geographic location and social norms created parallel but distinct systems of slavery. Moreover, we will focus on the sources and methods employed for analyzing those groups that typically lack a historical voice. Comparing a variety of primary materials, from census materials to artistic expression, allows us to question traditional conclusions and interpretations of slave society in the Americas.

HIST 353-01 History of the American Revolution (CRN# 42501)
M/W/F 9:35-10:40am
Prof. Michael Blaakman

A study of the American Revolutionary Period from the end of the Seven Years' War through the Constitutional Convention of 1787. Emphasis will be placed on the changes wrought by the Revolution in American society, politics and constitutional arrangements. Prerequisite: One 100-level history course

IDSC XXX Inequality in America: Policy, Community, & the Politics of Empowerment
(Contact Study Abroad Office to Register)
NOTE: This course is 16 credits; 8 credits may be applied towards the American Culture & Difference minor.
HECUA Faculty, Taught at off-campus location
In the Inequality in America: Policy, Community, and the Politics of Empowerment program students actively delve into major challenges of our time: poverty, inequality and social change. The program pursues three major framing questions utilizing a number of relevant and contested theories to frame the discussion throughout the semester. The questions are: What are some of the root causes of increasing levels of economic, political, social inequality and insecurity and how does this impact all social classes and groups in the United States? How are economic, political, and social inequality reproduced? How do we create more opportunity for all Americans squeezed by economic, political, and social inequality and what are some concrete social change tools for making these changes? To understand these questions the program looks at the economy, housing systems, education, welfare, government policies, urban sprawl, regional race and class segregation, and institutional discrimination. Connecting these issues is at the core of the program. Instead of just learning about these problems, students explore solutions and become engaged in organizations committed to social transformation. Students have direct conversations and work with practitioners in government, the private sector, nonprofit social change organizations, academia, labor unions, schools, and other community institutions that in one way or another claim to be addressing some aspect of economic, political, and social inequality and poverty.

Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota is increasingly diverse and in some areas still has a strong and vibrant economy, yet many people are not sharing in this vitality. As in most large urban regions there is a growing gap between the rich and poor, increasing geographic and social segregation and polarization between these groups. Forty-five percent of the children in the “core” of the Twin Cities live at or below the poverty line, and an educational gap between racial groups worries many policymakers, parents, educators and students. Through critical thinking set into action, HECUA students analyze policy, lobby elected officials and engage communities. This program focuses on learning the basics of organizing in communities and workplaces, persuading others to become critically engaged, and learning to act as an effective advocate for issues and people. Building these skills is valuable for social change.

JPST 280-01 Active Nonviolence (CRN# 40481)
T/R 9:55-11:35am
Prof. Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer

Active nonviolence as a means for societal defense and social transformation analyzed through case studies of actual nonviolent movements, examining their political philosophy and how this philosophy is reflected in their methods and strategies. Examples of possible case studies include: Mahatma Gandhi's movement for a free India, Danish resistance to Nazi occupation, the struggle for interracial justice in the United State, an integrated Canada-to-Cuba peace-and-freedom walk, the campaign to close the U.S. Army School of the Americas (WHINSEC), fair trade movements, and the Honeywell Project. The course emphasizes the theory and active practice of nonviolence as well as oral histories of successful nonviolent movements. Usually offered every semester. 

JPST 365-D01 Leadership for Social Justice (CRN# 41234)
T/R 3:25-5:00pm
Prof. Michael Klein

Leadership for Social Justice examines the arc of leadership through the process of creating, sustaining, then institutionalizing positive social change. The course examines models and case studies of authoritative, positional, influential and situational leadership in diverse settings such as community organizing, social movements, social entrepreneurship and nonprofit management. The course also explores approaches to ethical leadership and provides opportunities for students to develop the skills and vision needed to become ethical leaders for social justice. Students will analyze the role of leadership in the tensions between preserving order and promoting transformation. They will develop a critical approach to the dynamics of power in order to effect systemic change. This course satisfies the Writing Across the Curriculum Writing in the Discipline requirement.

MUSC 162-W01 Roots of Blues, Rock, Country (CRN# 40653)
M/W 1:35-3:10pm
Prof. Steven Finckle
This course traces the development of American popular music from its roots through multiple genres such as minstrelsy, jazz, big band, swing, crooning, jump blues, gospel, rhythm and blues, country, western, folk/protest, and rock 'n' roll, concluding with the British Invasion. Popular music development is critically examined through four interrelated driving forces: identity (ethnicity, gender, culture, generation), centers vs. peripheries (the established vs. the innovative), technology (impact on musical performance and listening), and business/law (commercial competition and development). Multimedia presentations include extensive audio and video support. Designed for the Popular Music minor, this course fulfills the Fine Arts and Human Diversity requirements in the core curriculum. It also fulfills the Writing Across the Curriculum Writing Intensive requirement.

POLS 205-L01 Citizen Participation and Public Policy (CRN# 40251)
T/R 8:00-9:40am
Prof. Timothy Lynch
This course focuses on American politics and public policy, with an emphasis on what both citizens and governments do, why they do it, and what difference it makes. It examines aspects of the policy process, such as agenda-setting and issue attention cycles, before covering substantive public policy issues such as education, civil rights, health care, energy and the environment, defense, and immigration. The ways in which citizens influence the public policy process through elections, interest groups, and measures of public opinion will also be considered. Prerequisite: POLS 104 or permission of instructor.

POLS 275-L01 American Political Thought (CRN# 40253)
M/W/F 12:15-1:20pm
Prof. Steven Maloney

The course offers a survey of important American political themes, essays, and writers. Critical foundational documents such as the Declaration of Independence, the Federalist Papers, and the Emancipation Proclamation, as well as debates and speeches central to American political thought, including the Lincoln-Douglas debates, the Gettysburg Address, and great political speeches of the 20th century, are examined. Mainstream writers such as Jefferson, Thoreau, Dewey, Debs, Mencken, and Walzer are reviewed as well as generally overlooked women and minority writers such as Sojourner Truth and Elizabeth Cady-Stanton. Prerequisite: POLS 104 or permission of the instructor. This course satisfies the Writing Across the curriculum Writing to Learn requirement.

POLS 302-01 Women and Politics (CRN# 42697)
T/R 9:55-11:35am
Prof. Angela High-Pippert

An examination of the political involvement of women in the United States, including the representation of women, feminism as a social movement, the campaign strategies and styles of women candidates, the election of women to local, state, and national office, and the impact that women make in public office. Differences between women’s and men’s political lives and differences among women will also be explored. Potential explanations for the political underrepresentation of women will be evaluated. Prerequisite: POLS 205 or permission of the instructor.

SOCI 110-01 Social Problems (CRN# 41602)
M/W/F 9:35-10:40am
Prof. Patricia Maddox
Contemporary society is confronted with a number of serious problems that are often global in their impact. This course explores the causes, effects, and proposed solutions to some of these major social issues. Special attention is given to issues of inequality (such as racism, sexism, and poverty) and problems in core institutions (such as family violence, unequal educational opportunities, and unemployment). This course meets a requirement in the Justice and Peace Studies program and fulfills the Social Analysis and Human Diversity requirements in the core curriculum. 

THEO 450-L01 Theology and Mass Media (CRN# 42869)
T/R 9:55-11:35am
Prof. David Landry

This course explore Black theological development as a cultural, functional and cognitive dimension of traditional Afro-American society, including belief, worship, expression, symbol, spirituality and God. Attention will be given to the meaning and roots of the notions of culture, nationalism and racism as they appear as questions in Black theological though, including African religions, Islam and The Nation of Islam, along with Afro-American Christian theologies. African as well as Afro-American religious experience combined with the affirmation of the Christian creed are identified in order to evaluate the questions of Black Catholic theology in America today. This course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115