The AUC department can be reached at 860.768.4978.
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)
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.
|8/7-8/18||36519||MTWRF||9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.||A 321||3||Fierro|
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)
|8/7-8/18||36474||MTWRF||1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.||A 321||3||Walens|
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)
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)
An introduction to the literature and culture of immigrant groups using film, literature, and cultural analysis. (Written and Oral Communication and Values Identification)
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)
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)
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)
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)
|5/22-6/5||36475||MTWRF||9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.||UC 116/118||3||Moriarty|
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)
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.
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)
|7/18-7/27||36520||MTWR||5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.||H 217||3||Blocker-Glynn|
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)
|6/12-8/6||37495||Distance Learning||TBA||Distance Learning||3||Farrell|
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)
|7/10-8/17 ||38151||Hybrid Distance Learning (service learning on site 14 hrs)||TBA||Online||3||Owens|
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.
Science and Technology
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.)
|7/10-8/16||37228||MW||4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.||CC 115||4||Geyer|
|7/10-8/16 LAB||37229||MW||6:45 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.||CC 115||0||Geyer|
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)
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.
|7/10-8/17||36500||TWR||8:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.||BC 166||1||Miller|
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)
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).
English as a Second Language (two sessions of six weeks each)
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.
|5/22-7/3||36659||MTWRF & MTWR||M-F 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., M-R 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.||A 320||0||Staff|
|7/10-8/17||37045||MTWRF & MTWR||M-F 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., M-R 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.||A 320||0||Staff|
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
|5/22-7/3||35912||MTWRF||M-F 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., M-R 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.||A 422||0||Staff|
|7/10-8/17||36353||MTWRF||M-F 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., M-R 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.||A 422||0||Staff|
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.
|5/22-7/3||35913||MTWRF||M-F 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., M-R 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.||A 424||0||Staff|
|7/10-8/17||36461||MTWRF||M-F 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., M-R 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.||A 424||0||Staff|
The Paralegal Studies department can be reached at 860.768.5463.
An overview of ethical considerations and responsibilities regulating the legal profession. Focus on evolving issues with special emphasis on the unauthorized practice of law, attorney-client privilege, and conflict of interest. Includes discussion of the paralegal career and its regulation.
Prerequisite(s): 12 credits in general education and minimum 2.0 GPA.
|6/3-7/1||37339||S||1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.||A 321||1||Sutton|
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.
|6/3-8/12||37338||S||8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.||A 109||3||Graziani|
|6/3-8/12 LAB||37338||S||1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.||A 109||0||Graziani|
Treats formations and structure of corporation, stockholders’ meetings, and directors’ meetings. Consideration of corporate financing, charter amendments, reorganization, and liquidation.
Prerequisite: LAH 201
|6/3-8/5||38021||S||8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ||A 321||3||Dillon|
Supervised individual study under the direction of a faculty member on a topic of interest to the student. The course may be selected more than once with permission of the department.
Prerequisite(s): LAH 201, LAH 215, and LAH 250; junior or senior standing; and permission of instructor.
Under faculty supervision, students are placed in a field experience in a law office, legal clinic, corporation, or government agency. In addition, students are expected to meet regularly with the faculty supervisor, keep diaries, and complete written assignments to integrate practical experience with prior course work. The minimum number of hours at the site varies with the credit hours earned; approximately 120 hours for 3 credits are expected.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of major requirements, application for internship, and permission of instructor.