This course provides an overview of the industries that form the foundation and provide the delivery of the arts to the public. Topics include: Non-profit 501c3s, Grants, Boards, Artist Management, Marketing, Publicity, Fundraising, Administrative Structure, Publishing, Recording, Unions, Arts Councils, the NEA, Project Development, and Audience Engagement and Building. With special guest speakers.
Physics Research Experience & Presentation
In order to complete a physics major with a concentration in applied physics, as described in the requirements for the major, students must complete an approved research experience and present their research in public. This course is a co-requisite for the fourth credit of upper-level Directed Research in Physics (PHYS 397/497) or for other approved research experiences. It is not required when a student undertakes a St. Mary’s Project. Students will receive a grade of “Pass” or “Fail.” Requires permission of the instructor.
Inclusion in School and Community
This course will consider the perception of disability in a variety of settings. Of primary consideration is how schools and the community at large acknowledge and respond to the needs of people with disabilities so that they can be full members of the community. Additionally, the course will address how to meet the instructional, social, and emotional needs of special education students in the general education classroom including strategies for providing modifications, accommodations, and differentiated curricula.
Assistive Technology in School and Community
An introductory, two-credit course for future educators and others who will be working with individuals with diverse learning needs in the application of assistive technology in the general education and special education classrooms. Students will be introduced to a variety of assistive technologies, including hardware, software and mobile devices, instructional strategies, and assessment and evaluation protocols.
Topics in Gifted and Twice-Exceptional Students
This course will explore conceptions and implications of ‘giftedness’ in individuals in various educational contexts and beyond, including consideration of students who are ‘gifted’ and have also been diagnosed with a disorder or disability. In addition, this course will consider legal protections of this particular student population and the long-term influence of giftedness on the individual’s life. This course cannot be used to fulfill the special education requirement/ component of MAT pre-requisites.
Behavior and Related Disorders
This course will explore three particular types of exceptional needs that influence an individual’s behavior: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Emotional/ Behavioral Disorders. In addition, this course will consider how these needs can manifest in the classroom and other learning contexts and the ways in which teachers may respond to those needs. There will be some consideration of the long-term influence of these disorders on the individual’s life. This course cannot be used to fulfill the special education requirement/ component of MAT pre-requisites.
Archaeological Field Study
This course will expose students to a range of archaeological field techniques ranging from Phase I survey to Phase III excavations. Students will participate in all aspects of site excavation, documentation, artifact processing and initial field cataloging. This experience will culminate in a preliminary site report that will be given to the property owner and other stakeholders. The field
program will occur either in the United States, its territories, or abroad depending on the instructor’s current research program.
Religions of Modern India
An historical and thematic introduction to modern Indian civilization in its major religious forms. The course moves from the British colonial period through independence, the creation of Pakistan, and up to the present. Specific themes can include the religious and political thought of Mohandas Gandhi, Hindu nationalism, inter-religious violence, issues surrounding gender and caste, modern spiritual leaders, popular saints and devotionalism, Indian religions in diaspora, the Dalai Lama and Tibetan Buddhism in India. This course satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement in Cultural Perspectives.
Philosophy of Religion
A descriptive analysis of religious experience past and present, and an assessment of its validity. Also to be studied are such topics as the spiritual dimension of humanity (including human/earth relations, human/divine relations), reasons for believing in God, miracles, and the role of religion in different cultures. This course is cross-listed as PHIL 402. Students may receive credit for either course, but not both.Prerequisites: two courses in RELG or PHIL.
The primary objectives of medical sociology are to explain how particular societal arrangements affect the types and distribution of health, disease, and medical care. This course will show that the organization of the medical care system and its responses to demands for services are historical, specific, and inseparable from other issues. Medical sociology as a field of study strives to be independent of the medical profession, taking the profession’s medical values, assumptions, and perspectives as data for study and analysis. Prerequisite: SOCI 101 or instructor’s permission.
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