FALL 2016
General Education Courses

Registering for General Education courses is done through MyEMU. If you are a returning student who has a valid Royal User Login (MyEMU, Moodle, Gmail) then you will register using this method by selecting the Returning Student link.(Instructions) If you have never taken a course with EMU and do not have login credentials you must select the New Student Link. If a course is full you will be added to the wait list. If you receive a message that you have not met a prerequisite for a course please contact .

Note: The Fall semester has 2 breaks; Mid-Semester Break 10/24-10/28 & Thanksgiving Break 11/21-11/25

Online & Blended

ART 321: Survey of Western Art (Online)
Instructor: Hillary Nelson
Dates: August 29 – December 16
Time: NA
Location: Online
Credits: 3 in Fine Art
Course description: A survey approach to the history and appreciation of Western art that examines the ways in which religious, social, political and philosophical concepts have been expressed in art. This online courses does not satisfy the writing intensive.
Optional Textbook: Art: A Brief History (Textbook Required for Art Majors)

CMUS 114: Appreciating Music Making (Online)
Instructor: Joanne Abrom
Dates: August 29 – December 16
Time: NA
Location: Online
Credits: 3 in Fine Art
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Course description: Course description: Focusing on experiential learning, this class introduces music from the insider’s perspective in order for students to explore creative processes involved in music making. Class content is organized topically, including notation systems, ensembles, composition, improvisation, music philosophies, film music, and music and worship from both Western and non-Western perspectives. Students will develop informed listening skills and cultivate an appreciation for the many contexts of music in our daily lives. Familiarity with music notation is not required. Required Textbooks: What to Listen For in Music and The Enjoyment of Music: An Introduction to Perceptive Listening (E-Text: Select modules ONLY which are listed in the syllabus)

HIST 352: History of Women (Blended)LANCASTER, PA LOCATION ONLY
Instructor: Sheri Wenger
Dates: Wednesday, August 31 – December 14
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: EMU Lancaster
Credits: 3 in History
Course description: Our understanding of American history is more complete when we consider it through women’s experiences. This course moves through the chronology of American history to study how women from various social classes and ethnic groups have contributed to the economic, political, social, and intellectual development of this nation.
Required Textbook: None

LIT 312: Ecology and Science Fiction (Online)
Instructors: Becky Cecala & James Siburt
Dates: August 29 – December 16
Time: NA
Location: Online
Credits: 3 in Literature
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Course description: Stories, either as graphic novels, books, or film, give us hope for the future or terrify us toward making change. Stories can make us feel content or they can cast a vision for a better future. The narratives we consume shape our worldview all the while providing entertainment. This book club like course explores the common themes of ecology and theology expressed through the vision of various science fiction authors, both classic and new.
Required Textbook: Science Fiction: A Very Brief Introduction

NRS 345 L: Health Assessment (Online) LANCASTER, PA LOCATION ONLY
Instructor: Andrea Petrokonis
Dates: August 29 – December 16
Time: NA
Location: Online
Credits: 3
Course description: This course provides an introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics as applied to understanding research. Topics include correlation, normal distributions, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing. The spreadsheet program Excel is required and will be introduced and used throughout the course. Computer Requirements
Required Textbook: Bates’ Guide to Physical Examination and History-Taking (11th ed.)

NRS 345 M: Health Assessment (Blended)LANCASTER, PA LOCATION ONLY
Instructor: Priscilla Simmons
Dates: Thursday, September 1 – December 15
Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: EMU Lancaster
Credits: 3
Course description: The purpose of this blended course is to provide students with knowledge and skills in history taking and physical examination of healthy individuals. The information and skills that you will learn are required of a nursing baccalaureate curriculum.
Required Textbook: Bates’ Guide to Physical Examination and History-Taking (11th ed.)

THR 320: Theatre & Justice (Online)
Instructor: Marion Wood O’Sullivan
Dates: August 29 – December 16
Time: NA
Location: Online
Credits: 3 in Fine Art
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Course description: Theatre is one of many powerful tools used to address injustice in the world. In this course, students will research and analyze various theatre artists, dramatic literature, productions and theorists that use Theatre as their medium for change in the world. Particular emphasis will be on identifying the actors and the stage that comprise the Theatre of social and other online communities.
Required Textbooks: Engaging Performance: Theatre as Call and Response

MATH 140: Elementary Statistics (Online)
Instructor: Dawn Eby
Dates: August 29 – December 16
Time: NA
Location: Online
Course description: This course provides an introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics as applied to understanding research. Topics include correlation, normal distributions, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing. The spreadsheet program Excel is required and will be introduced and used throughout the course. (3 SH Mathematics)
Computer Requirements. Textbook Provided: Introduction to Statistics: The Online E-Book

WRIT 150: Speech-Exploring Voice in Vocation (Online)
Instructor: Marion Wood O’Sullivan
Dates: August 29 – December 16
Time: NA
Location: Online
Credits: 2 in Speech
Course description: This course will build on the skills developed in College Writing for Transitions; particularly quality of thought, organization of ideas, and rhetorical strategies. Although it is a course that provides foundational skills transferrable to all disciplines, we will explore voice in vocation through the lens of our major disciplines. The speech assignments in this course, then, will provide opportunities for you to explore your calling, while also helping you develop the skills for effective, audience-oriented communication. The online version of this course requires students to demonstrate digital competency and be capable of submitting videos of speeches given in front of a live audience. Prerequisite: WRIT 130 or approved equivalent. (2 SH Speech).
E Textbook provided: The Public Speaking Project (PSP)

REL 223 World Religions (Online)
Instructor: Becky Cecala
Dates: August 29 – December 16
Time: NA
Location: Online
Credits: 3 in Cross Cultural
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Course description: A survey of the major religions of our world: Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Judaism, Islam, and Christianity. In looking at each religion, we will explore its origin, its historical/social context, its founders and important figures, its scriptures, its cosmology, its wisdoms (philosophical and theological ideas), its teachings for living in the world, and its vision of and for humanity. This course will begin with an exploration into the nature of religious consciousness which human beings seem to have and a closer look at the key components of this consciousness: myth, symbol, and ritual as they structure our personal and social reality.
Recommended Textbook: An Anthology of Living Religions

Traditional Classroom

ART 141 Drawing LANCASTER ONLYLANCASTER, PA LOCATION ONLY
Instructor: Peter Mollenkof
Dates: Wednesday, August 31 – December 14
Time: 1:30pm– 4:30pm
Location: EMU Lancaster
Credits: 3 in Fine Arts
Course description: This course is designed to develop confidence in drawing and build basic drawing and perceptual skills. A variety of drawing media, techniques and conceptual approaches will be used. Textbook Required: None Lab Fee: $35

MATH 140: Elementary Statistics (Evening)LANCASTER, PA LOCATION ONLY
Instructor: Ed Kane
Dates: Thursday, September 1 – December 15
Time: 6:00pm– 9:00pm
Location: EMU Lancaster
Credits: 3 in Mathematics
Course description: This course provides an introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics as applied to understanding research. Topics include: correlation, normal distributions, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing. The spreadsheet program Excel is required and will be introduced and used throughout the course.
Computer Requirements
Textbook Provided: Introduction to Statistics: The Online E-Book

Cost

The cost for each 3 credit course is $1050.00. Each credit costs $350. A technology fee of $50.00 per student per semester.

Payment can be mail by check, cash or money order and sent to:

Eastern Mennonite University Lancaster
P.O. Box 10936
Lancaster, PA 17605-0936
Attn: Sheryn Jerchau

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