General Education at EMU Lancaster

Spring 2018
General Education Courses

If you are a returning student who has a valid Royal User Login (MyEMU, Moodle, Gmail) you will register by selecting the Returning Student box on the right. (Detailed instructions on how to register can be accessed here)

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 Lisa Sauder.

Textbook list for Spring 2018

Online & Blended

Note: Read about our Information & Communication Technology: Requirements & Competencies

HIST 182: Global Past II:1500-Present (Online)
Instructor: Nils Martin
Dates: January 10, 2018 – May 4, 2018
Time: NA
Location: Online
Credits: 3 in History
Course description: This course takes a global history approach that seeks, as much as possible, to avoid a Eurocentric view, even as we explore the effects Western modernization has had on the world. A major focus will be on explaining how standards of living and world influence increased in the West while decreasing elsewhere after 1800. Additional topics include; the Industrial Revolution in a global perspective and its impact on politics and culture; the global influences of European ideologies such as liberalism, republicanism, Marxism, nationalism, communism and fascism; imperialism; twentieth-century international relations and the cultural effects of the two world wars, the Cold War; the struggle for women’s rights and changing gender roles; independence movements and the breakdown of colonialism; and genocide. Each semester a theme such as comparative revolutions will allow an in-depth look at several events and regions.

MATH 140 M: Elementary Statistics (Online) 
Instructor: Daniel Showalter
Dates: January 10, 2018 – May 4, 2018
Location: Online
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. 
Textbook Provided: Introduction to Statistics: The Online E-Book

CMUS 114: Appreciating Music Making (Online)
Instructor: Joanne Abrom
Dates: January 10, 2018 – May 4, 2018
Time: NA
Location: Online
Credits: 3 in Creative Arts
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 -
must be the ebook
.

HIST 352: History of Women (Blended)  LANCASTER, PA LOCATION ONLY 
Instructor: Sheri Wenger
Dates: Wednesdays, January 1, 2018 – May 1, 2018
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

BIOL 161 : Food and Population (Online)
Instructor:  Dan Daneker
Dates: January 10, 2018 – May 4, 2018
Time: NA
Location: Online
Credits: 3 Cross Cultural
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.

NRS 345: Health Assessment (Online) 
Instructor:  Priscilla Simmons
Dates: January 8, 2018 – May 3, 2018
Time: NA
Location: Online
Credits: 3 
Course description: The purpose of this online 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’ Nursing Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking

WRIT 150: Speech-Exploring Voice in Vocation (Online)
Instructor: Emily Bryan
Dates: January 10, 2018 – May 4, 2018
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. 
E Textbook provided: The Public Speaking Project

Traditional Classroom

ART 141: Drawing  LANCASTER, PA LOCATION ONLY 
Instructor: Carole Dale
Dates: Wednesdays, January 10, 2018 – May 2, 2018
Time: 1:30pm– 4:30pm
Location: EMU Lancaster
Credits: 3 in Creative 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

MATH 140 L: Elementary Statistics (Evening)  LANCASTER, PA LOCATION ONLY 
Instructor: Ed Kane
Dates: Thursdays, January 11, 2018 – May 3, 2018
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. 
Textbook Provided: Introduction to Statistics: The Online E-Book

Cost

The cost for each 3 credit course is $1185. Each credit costs $395. A technology fee of $50.00 per student per semester.

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

Eastern Mennonite University Lancaster
P.O. Box 10936
Lancaster, PA 17605-0936

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