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Spring 2015

General Education Courses

ART 321: Survey of Western Art (Online)
Instructor: Hillary Nelson
Dates: January 5 – April 10
Time: NA
Location: Online
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. (3 SH in Fine Art) Required Textbook: Art: A Brief History

BIOL 161: Food and Population (Online)
Instructor: Rebecca Cecala
Dates: January 5 – April 10
Time: NA
Location: Online
Course description: An examination of the biological and demographic aspects of the world food and population problems, including economic, political, ethical and theological contributions to the problems and solutions. Current international events that shape global food and population problems will also be addressed. (3 SH in Cross Cultural or Biology) Required Textbooks: Omnivore’s Dilemma and Can We Feed the World? The Future of Food

CMUS 114: Appreciating Music Making
Instructor: Joanne Abrom
Dates: Wednesday January 7 – April 8
Time: 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Location: EMU Lancaster
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. (3 SH in Fine Art) Required Textbooks: What to Listen For in Music and Thinking Musically: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture

HIST 352: History of Women (Blended)
Instructor: Sheri Wenger
Dates: Wednesday January 7 – April 8
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: EMU Lancaster
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. (3 SH History). Required Textbook: None

LIT 312 ETS: Ecology, Theology, & SciFi
Instructors: Becky Cecala & James Siburt
Dates: Thursday January 8 – April 9
Time: 1:30pm– 4:30pm
Location: EMU Lancaster
Course description:“Welcome to Book Club. The first rule of Book Club is to tell everyone about Book Club.” The stories we tell play a major role in how we understand and react to the world in which we live. Stories 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. Stories can solidify our beliefs or they can raise doubts. The narratives we consume shape our worldview all the while providing entertainment. This course explores the common themes of ecology and theology expressed through the vision of various science fiction authors, both classic and new. (3 SH Literature) Required Textbooks: (See Syllabus for Reading List)

MATH 140: Elementary Statistics (Option One)
Instructor: Merci Brill
Dates: Tuesday January 6 – April 7
Time: 1:30pm– 4:30pm
Location: EMU Lancaster

MATH 140: Elementary Statistics (Option Two)
Instructor: Merci Brill
Dates: Thursday January 8 – April 9
Time: 6:00pm– 9:00pm
Location: EMU Lancaster
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 will be introduced and used throughout the course. (3 SH Mathematics)Textbook Required: The Basic Practice of Statistics

NRS 345: Health Assessment (Option One Blended)
Instructor: Andrea Petrokonis
Dates: Tuesday January 6 – April 7
Time: 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Location: EMU Lancaster

NRS 345: Health Assessment (Option Two Blended)
Instructor: Andrea Petrokonis
Dates: Tuesday January 6 – April 7
Time: 6:00pm– 9:00pm
Location: EMU Lancaster

NRS 345: Health Assessment (Option Three Blended)
Instructor: Priscilla Simmons
Dates: Thursday January 8 – April 9
Time: 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Location: EMU Lancaster
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. (3 SH) Required Textbook: Bates’ Guide to Physical Examination and History-Taking (11th ed.)

REL 223: World Religions (Online)
Instructor: James Siburt
Dates: January 5 – April 10
Time: NA
Location: Online
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. (3 SH Cross Cultural) Required Textbook: Anthology of Living Religions

SPAN 151: Spanish in the Workplace
Instructor: Lindsey Frey
Dates: January 5 – April 6
Time: Monday 2:30pm – 5:30pm
Location: EMU Lancaster
Course description: This course teaches students to communicate simply but effectively with Spanish-speakers in a medical setting. Primary emphasis is placed on oral communication. In addition, the course explores essential Latino/a cultural protocols relevant to the health care setting. Finally, Latino/a culture and history, as well as immigration topics, are explored through the use of film and readings. (3 SH Cross Cultural) Required Textbook: Students purchase workbooks the first night of class.

THR 320: Theatre & Justice
Instructor: Marion Wood O’Sullivan
Dates: January 8 – April 9
Time: Thursday 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Location:EMU Lancaster
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. In addition to experiencing a local live performance, students will collaborate and perform in class their own convictions in a powerful presentation of Forum Theatre. This course prepares students to be more comfortable in a variety of interpersonal engagements. (3 SH Fine Art) Required Textbooks: Theater of the Oppressed and The Intent to Live: Achieving Your True Potential as an Actor

WRIT150: Speech-Exploring Voice in Vocation (Online)
Instructor: Adam Jenkins
Dates: January 5 – April 10
Time: NA
Location: Online
Course description: An introduction to oral communication with emphasis on helping the student increase competence as a communicator in interpersonal, small group, and public speaking contexts. 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. (3 SH Speech). Required Textbook: The Public Speaking Project (PSP)

Cost

The cost for each 3 credit course is $960.00. Each credit costs $320. A technology fee of $40.00 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