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The AUC department can be reached at 860.768.4978.

Western Heritage

AUCW 180 A Western Heritage: The Humanities

3 credits
This integrative course in the humanities considers the contemporary search for solutions to the age-old problems in gaining understanding of truth, art, and ethics. Central questions of value and meaning are pursued by academic disciplines that came to be called the humanities. The course provides an introduction to these humanities together with their essential components, conventions, and connections. (Written and Oral Communication, Critical Thinking, and Values Identification)

6/11-8/531641Distance LearningTBAOnline3Kelly
6/11-8/530372Distance LearningTBAOnline3Jarvis
6/11-8/529877Distance LearningTBAOnline3Woodiel

AUCW 212 Discovering America III: American Civilization, 1945 to Present

3 credits
This integrative course is an inquiry into American society, culture, and thought in the post–World War II era. The topics chosen for investigation represent many of the most significant themes and issues that have been and continue to be influential in shaping the contours of recent American cultural experience. Reading for this course emphasizes the diverse perspectives of major American writers, historians, and social scientists on such topics as the pursuit of the “American Dream,” racial inequality, and the antiwar movement and its aftermath. (Written Communication and Critical Thinking)
Prerequisite(s): No prerequisites, open to first-year students.

5/21 - 6/433233M-F9:00 am-12:00 noonH 4153Salzman-Fiske
6/11-8/530520Distance LearningTBAOnline3DiChiara
7/9-8/1630646Distance LearningTBAOnline3Fierro

Other Cultures

AUCC 110 Hunger: Problems of Scarcity and Choice

3 credits
This integrative course, combining perspectives in social sciences and health, introduces students to the multiple dimensions of hunger. Various models are used to examine the causes and consequences of, and treatments for, hunger in the Third World and the United States. (Written and Oral Communication, Values Identification, and Responsibility for Civic Life)

6/11-8/530521Distance LearningTBAOnline3Cooley
8/7-8/1830604MTWRF1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.A 3213Walens

AUCC 120 Literature and Films of Other Cultures

3 credits
This integrative course combines perspectives in the humanities and social sciences to broaden student awareness of viewpoints and modes of living in other cultures. By studying literature and films produced by people of other cultures, students gain insights into the rich and complex beliefs and practices, lifestyles and aspirations of diverse nations. (Oral and Written Communication and Values Identification)
Film fee.

6/11-8/531481Distance LearningTBAOnline3staff

AUCC 150 The Caribbean Mosaic

3 credits
This integrative course provides an introduction to the complex and diverse Caribbean region, using readings, films, and other cross-cultural experiences. (Written and Oral Communication and Values Identification)

5/21-6/2830404Distance LearningTBAOnline3Grant

AUCC 160 Literature and Culture of Immigrant Groups in America

3 credits
An introduction to the literature and culture of immigrant groups using film, literature, and cultural analysis. (Written and Oral Communication and Values Identification)

6/11-8/530023Distance LearningTBAOnline3James

AUCC 210 Cultures and Transnational Corporations

3 credits
This integrative course exposes students to the interactions between cultures and transnational corporations and the environments in which they operate, with special emphasis on the cultural dimension and its political effects. Topics include conflicts between host and home cultures, as manifested in the history of the transnationals; colonial heritage and cultural imperialism; governmental policies; trade restrictions and incentives; roles and power balance of transnationals and home/host governments; and questions of ethics. (Written and Oral Communication and Critical Thinking)

5/21-6/2830831Distance LearningTBAOnline3Banks


AUCA 120 The Art and Thought of Classical Greece

This integrative course in the arts and humanities provides students an opportunity to explore the interrelatedness of the arts and philosophic inquiry in ancient Greece. The materials to be considered include poetry, epics, drama, and Platonic dialogues. Some emphasis will be given to architecture, music, and the visual arts. (Written and Oral Communication and Values Identification)

6/11-8/530457Distance LearningTBAOnline3Rountree

AUCA 130 The Italian Renaissance

This integrative course introduces the student to the arts and thought of the Italian Renaissance. The individual’s relation to nature, tradition, community, and self is investigated and discussed as the student surveys a number of landmarks of the art, literature, music, and philosophy of the age. (Written and Oral Communication, Critical Thinking and Values identification)


AUCA 140 Creativity: The Dynamics of Artistic Expression

This course provides students with a series of workshops presented by different artists/instructors in a variety of media, ranging from the graphic arts to photography, writing, the performing arts, music, and other fine arts. The workshops and follow-up discussion sessions expose students to how the imagination is used to create a variety of art forms that communicate the artists’ ideas or feelings. Students have an opportunity to hone skills as both creative audience and creative participant in each art form. (Oral and Written Communication, Critical Thinking, and Values Identification)
Laboratory fee.

5/21-6/431684MTWRF9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.UC 116/1183Moriarty
5/21-7/1630605Distance LearningTBAOnline3Stores
6/11-8/530606Distance LearningTBAOnline3Anderson

Social Context

AUCS 110 Sources of Power

This integrative course in the social sciences examines human interaction on the interpersonal, group, organizational, and social levels through the study of power and individuals’ reactions to power. Students gain insight into individual, social, economic, and political sources of power in relation to contemporary issues and controversies. (Written and Oral Communication and Critical Thinking)

6/11-8/530522Distance LearningTBAOnline3Moore-Collins

AUCS 210 Discovering the News: A Critical Approach

his integrative course focuses on the cultural, philosophical, political, and rhetorical
influences and impacts of the news media. The course seeks to stimulate awareness of
how information is collected and transmitted, critical thinking about issues and events, and
greater understanding of one’s own culture and others. Students are challenged to develop the critical tools of rhetorical analysis, the historical background of other cultures and political systems, and awareness of various interest groups that support and influence the media.

(Oral and Written Communication and Critical Thinking)

7/9-8/1633597Distance LearningTBAOnline3Sullivan

AUCS 210 News Across Media: Sports

This course will provide students with a hands-on opportunity to create sports content across media platforms. We will incorporate “real world” sports news in this course, whenever possible, and students need to be prepared to shift gears at a moment’s notice, based on current events in the sports world. There is no text for this course. Students will work from content provided by the instructor for assignments, or they will generate their own content based on their own reporting, depending on the particular assignment. Students will come away with an editorial appreciation of the work that sports journalists do and will get an opportunity to create content for print, online, and broadcast medium

5/21-7/233064Distance LearningTBDOnline3Hefter

AUCS 130 Understanding the Dynamics and Environment of the World of Business

This integrative course in the social sciences introduces students to the role the American business system plays in our society. The course spans the macro environment of business, probes the various disciplines of business administration, and explores selected contemporary issues that are entwined with the economic fortunes of American firms. (Written and Oral Communication and Critical Thinking) This course does not fulfill an AUCS requirement for students matriculated in the Barney School of Business.

6/11-8/530648Distance LearningTBAOnline3Canedy

AUCS 150 Gender, Identity, and Society

This integrative course examines what we know about being male and female from a variety of perspectives. Biological and psychological dimensions of gender, as well as the social and cultural frameworks of the ways in which a number of societies choose to define sex roles, are considered, along with a look at how men and women in other societies see their own lives. Factual information, fiction, and film are used to discover how our experience is colored by our own ideas about gender and by the pressure society brings to bear on us. Sources of reading and films include anthropology, cultural studies, philosophy, economics, literature, and sociology. (Values Identification, Critical Thinking, and Written Communication)

5/21-7/1631642Distance LearningTBAOnline3Blocker-Glynn
7/09-8/1630647MTWR5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.H 3013Blocker-Glynn
6/11-8/531642Distance LearningTBAOnline3Krause

AUCS 160 Leadership: Challenges and Opportunities

3 credits
This integrative course in the behavioral sciences and humanities examines leadership dynamics from individual, group, organizational, and cultural perspectives. It is designed to foster self-discovery, comprehension of classical and cutting-edge leadership theories, and the ability to evaluate the effectiveness of different leadership styles. (Written Communication and Responsibility for Civic Life)

6/11-8/531534Distance LearningTBADistance Learning3Farrell

AUCS 165: Studies In Sustainable Food: Farm to Table

3 credits
We will explore the way environmental, political, and health questions intersect in the American food system. Examining the food system from several disciplines allows us to better understand why questions of policy must consider environment and health. We won’t simply learn about these things —we’ll live them as we grow food in farm plots at the Annie E Fisher school. (Written communication skills, responsibility for civic life)

7/9-8/1631651Hybrid Distance Learning (service learning on site 14 hrs)TBAOnline3staff

AUCS 340 Ethics in the Professions

This integrative course provides a unifying theoretical basis in ethics for the study of ethical decision making in the professions. Case studies in the health professions, business, media and the arts, and engineering are presented. Students prepare and debate case studies. (Oral and Written Communication, Values Identification, and Critical Thinking)
Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or permission of instructor.

6/11-8/531533Distance LearningTBAOnline3Aavatsmark
5/21-7/1130626Distance LearningTBAOnline3Morison
6/11-8/531183Distance LearningTBAOnline3Haines

Science and Technology

AUCT 125 Forensic Science: From Crime Scene to Courtroom

3 credits
This integrative course in the sciences is a multidisciplinary exploration of forensic science as used to prove issues in law enforcement and the American legal system. Basic scientific concepts underlying a variety of types of forensics are explored. Students learn the rules regarding crime scene investigation, introduction of forensic evidence in the court system, and how court challenges affect the administration of justice. (Written Communication, Critical Thinking, and Problem Solving.)
Laboratory fee.

5/21-7/231325MW4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.CC 1154Geyer
5/21-7/2 LAB31326MW6:45 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.BC 1660Geyer

AUCT 140 Epidemics and AIDS

3 credits
This integrative course in the sciences is a multidisciplinary exploration of plagues, epidemics, and AIDS. It reviews historical, social, political, and scientific views of the current AIDS epidemic. Basic scientific concepts are covered in an effort to allow students to develop an understanding of the disease based on fact. Students develop a personal perspective on AIDS and their role in the epidemic. (Written and Oral Communication and Critical Thinking)
Laboratory fee.

6/11-8/530145Distance LearningTBAOnline3Tomkins

AUCT 141 Epidemics and AIDS Laboratory

1 credit
This laboratory course provides students with an exposure to medical science relative to the biology of AIDS. Emphasis is also placed on the student’s role in public awareness related to the epidemic.
Prerequisite(s): AUCT 140 for 3-credit option; no credit will be given to those who have taken AUCT 140 for 4-credit option. Not to be taken concurrently with AUCT 140.
Laboratory fee.

7/9-8/1630629TWR8:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.BC 1661Miller

AUCT 150 Technology as a Human Affair

4 credits
This course provides an introduction to the interactive relationship between technology and society. Students study technological advancement as social change, not simply to monitor the transformations of our society but also to understand why they occur and what their consequences are. (Critical Thinking and Oral and Written Communication)
Laboratory fee.

6/11-8/530364Distance LearningTBAOnline4Misovich
6/11-8/530628Distance LearningTBAOnline4Ciccarelli

AUCT 190 Special Topics: Climate Change Science

3 credits
This course explores the scientific evidence that supports our understanding of global anthropogenic climate change. The course is grounded in scientific exploration of the issue of climate change, including topics such as increasing levels of atmospheric CO2, the greenhouse effect, and the sources of emissions. Toics for discussion include the vostock ice core and Loa observatory data, and the ways climate change impacts sea level rise, melting glaciers, seasonal temperatures, weather events, ecological relationships, and biodiversity. It provides a wide range of scientific evidence for global climate change and challenges students to think criticaly about the science of climate change and what it might mean for life on earth. The class will use the lenses of policy and culture to examine potential solutions to climate change and the barriers that exist for those changes. Students will be challenged to communicate complex science through visual forms including photography and infographics as well as narrative audio (oral communication skills, critical thinking).
Lab fee.


English as a Second Language (two sessions of six weeks each)

ESL 051 English as a Second Language— Low Intermediate

This course is intended for students to develop basic language proficiency in reading, writing, listening, and speaking that will enable them to progress to more advanced courses in the ELI program in preparation for academic studies. Students read a variety of short texts and write well organized paragraphs. Through group work, students improve fluency and understanding of spoken English discourse, understand and utilize patterns of organization in writing, and develop reading speed while maintaining comprehension.
Prerequisite(s): TOEFL (PBT/iBT) score of 390/29–450/45 or permission of the instructor.

5/22-7/336659MTWRF & MTWRM-F 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., M-R 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.A 3200Staff
7/10-8/1737045MTWRF & MTWRM-F 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., M-R 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.A 3200Staff

ESL 052 English as a Second Language—High Intermediate

This course is designed for students to increase and develop English-language proficiency. Various texts are introduced to help students develop strategies for reading for understanding of main ideas, details, and vocabulary. Course work helps students read more quickly and understand the writer’s ideas more easily. Students study particular grammatical structures, practice them in various activities, and apply them to specific communication and written tasks. The course helps students to speak and write with more confidence and fewer grammatical mistakes and teaches strategies for improving grammar outside of class.
Prerequisite(s): TOEFL (PBT/iBT) scores of 451/46–499/60 and/or successful completion of ESL 051

5/22-7/335912MTWRFM-F 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., M-R 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.A 4220Staff
7/10-8/1736353MTWRFM-F 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., M-R 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.A 4220Staff

ESL 053 English as a Second Language—Advanced

The purpose of this course is to help students attain mastery of the English language in order to achieve academic success at the university level. Students build strategies for improving reading speed and comprehension while improving vocabulary. They focus on the structure of American English as it is used for reading, writing, and speaking, especially in an academic context. Students listen to lectures and take notes, give oral presentations, and participate in group discussions. Focus is on several forms of academic writing: journal, summary, and essay writing. Scholarly reports or research papers are also introduced.
Prerequisite(s): TOEFL (PBT/iBT) score of 500/61–549/78 and/or successful completion of ESL 052.

5/22-7/335913MTWRFM-F 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., M-R 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.A 4240Staff
7/10-8/1736461MTWRFM-F 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., M-R 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.A 4240Staff

Paralegal Studies

The Paralegal Studies department can be reached at 860.768.5463.

LAH 220 (Probate Practice)

3 credit(s)
The study of all aspects of handling estates in the probate court, such as conservator estates, estates of minors, and decedents’ estates, with an emphasis on the preparation and filing of necessary documents. An overview of other areas of jurisdiction in probate courts includes such topics as removal of parental rights, adoption, paternity, termination of parental rights, custody/removal, standby guardians, guardianships, and trusts.
Prerequisite(s): LAH 201 (minimum grade of C).

05/21-07/1133649 S9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.A 320 3Hajosy

LAH 250 (Legal Research & Writing I)

3 credit(s)
Training in the use of primary and secondary sources of the law. Study of the legal reasoning process and case and statutory analysis. Updating sources such as Shepard’s will be included. Research and writing skills developed through lectures and assigned library exercises. Hands-on computerized legal research included.
Prerequisite(s): LAH 201 (minimum grade of C).
Laboratory fee.

6/3-8/531425S9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.A 3213Graziani

LAH 325 (Technology in the Law)

3 credit(s)
All classes are held in the computer lab. Students are exposed to the many ways that computers are being used in legal environments. Areas of exploration include, but are not limited to, hard-disk management, database systems for litigation support, time keeping, spreadsheets for real estate analysis, and computerized legal research.
Prerequisite(s): LAH 201 and LAH 250 (minimum grade of C required in each of these courses), or permission of instructor.
Laboratory fee.

05/21-07/11 33636S9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.A 4203Valllen

LAH 320 (Administrative Practice & Procedure)

3 credit(s)
The study of administrative law and agency practice, powers of administrative agencies, and judicial review of agency decisions. The course includes studying a particular procedural and substantive area of administrative law and participating in a mock agency hearing.
Prerequisite(s): LAH 201 and LAH 250 (minimum grade of C required in each of these courses).



07/16-08/30 33662S9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.A 4243Dillon