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  Nov 18, 2017
2013 - 2014 Student Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Addendum - Effective Spring 2014


New Courses

 HUM 201, ST:  Introduction to Games Studies

3 Credit Hours

This course analyzes games from a cultural perspective.  We will explore how culture and values affect game design, popularity, and experience, and how games in turn affect culture.  Other issues discussed in a theoretical context include role-playing and identity, ethics, group behavior, competition, politics, gender, race, and aesthetics.  The cumulative project of this analysis will be student development and presentation of game prototypes.

Pre-requisite:  ENG 102

Elective:  Humanities


SSC 111, ST:  Gender, Sexuality and Culture

3 Credit Hours

Through an interdisciplinary lens using psychological, sociological, historical, queer, feminist, poststructural, anthropological, and cultural studies perspectives we will explore the role that gender plays in society (the macro level) and our everyday lives (the micro level).  This course seeks to analyze and discuss gender as a historical, contextual, and intersectional concept that lies at the crossroads of race, class, sexuality, citizenship, age, size, and ability.  We will explore the status of women and men in today’s society using race, class, sexual orientation, and religion.  Students will examine the social institutions and cultural representations affecting gender today by taking a brief look at how both men and women’s roles have been socially and culturally constructed.  (Course will be offered in Spring and Fall semester)

Elective:  Social Sciences

ART 237, Contemporary Art History

3 Credit Hours

This course will provide the student with an overview of the history of contemporary art from the 1960’s to present-day. While the focus is on Western art and culture, this course will also explore a selection of contemporary art and artistic practices around the globe, which have become increasingly influential in the definition of contemporary art today. Artworks and art practices will be examined within social and aesthetic contexts with an eye on different strategies contemporary artists use in their work as a response to cultural, social and political forces. This course is intended for both art majors and non-art majors.   Usually offered Fall and Spring semester.

Pre-requisite that also may be met concurrently:  ENG 101

Electives:  Arts (Only) Elective, Arts & Media Elective, Liberal Arts Elective