General Education at EMU Lancaster

General Education


Spring registration is now open!

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 2019

Online & Hybrid

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BIOL 161: Food and Population (3 credits, Online)
Instructor:  Dan Daneker, EdD
Dates: January 7 - April 29, 2019
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.

NRS345 L :  Health Assessment (3 credits, Online)
Instructor:  Andrea Petrokonis, MSN, DNP

January 7 - April 29, 2019
Course description:  
The purpose of this 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 baccalaureate curriculum.

STAT 140 L:  Elementary Statistics (3 credits, Online)
Instructor: Ed Kane, MS

January 7 - April 29, 2019
Course description:
This course introduces 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.

HIST 352 L:  History of Women: Global Perspectives  (3 credits, Hybrid)
Instructor: Sheri Wenger, MA 
January  10 - May 2, 2019  (Professor requires the following face-to-face sessions during the term: Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31; Feb. 21; March 14, 28; April 11, 25)
Course description: A comparative study of how women around the world (organized around themes such as family, economics, politics, and sexuality) have experienced history. Emphasis will be on understanding changing gender roles in light of different historical events and cultures. The course will also provide an opportunity to examine current gender issues and become familiar with gender theory. 

CMUS 114 L:  Appreciating Music Making  (3 credits, Online)
Instructor:  Joanne Abrom, MM
Dates:  January 7  - April  29, 2019
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. 

WRIT 150:  Speech-Exploring Voice in Vocation (2 credits, Online)
Instructor: Emily Bryan, MS
Dates: January 7 - April 29, 2019
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.

Traditional Classroom

ART 141:  Drawing (3 credits) LANCASTER, PA LOCATION ONLY
Instructor: Carol Dale 
Dates: Course will meet Mondays, January 7  - April 29, 2019
Time: 6:00pm–9:00pm
Location: EMU Lancaster
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.  


The cost for each 3 - credit course is $1,215 Each credit costs $405. A technology fee of $50.00 per student per semester.

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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