Academic Catalog 2014.2015 - page 105

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UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS
SP319a, 319b Advanced Spanish I, II (3,3)
Individual instruction at the advanced level of language
development.
PHILOSOPHY
P212 Introduction to Logic (3)
The principles and techniques of correct thinking,
including the scientific method of deriving truth by
induction from observation as well as by deduction from
given premises. The aim is to discipline the student
in soundness of reasoning, sifting of evidence, and
recognition of superficialities and fallacies in the thinking
of others.
P311 Introduction to Philosophy (3)
A survey of the field of philosophy: its vocabulary, aims
and purposes; the great systems of speculative thought;
the leading thinkers.
P318 History of Ancient & Medieval Philosophy (3)
The development of philosophy from its beginning in
Greece to the revival of Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas and
William of Occam at the close of the Middle Ages. Special
attention is given to development of Greek philosophy
from the pre-Socratic through the Neo-Platonic periods as
foundational to the developing medieval mind of Christian
philosophy and the church fathers.
P321 Philosophies of Education (3)
A general education elective, this course presents a survey
of educational theorists, their philosophies and how
those philosophies have been exercised in educational
practices and the implications for students, teachers,
parents and administration. Students will read historical
background of and original documents by the educational
theorists. Fulfills the philosophic studies general education
requirement.
P328 History of Modern Philosophy (3)
The development of philosophy from the time of the
Renaissance through the modern period. The study begins
with Bruno, Bacon, and Hobbes and concludes with
insights related to the contemporary scene.
P364 Ethics (3)
A survey of the main approaches to ethics, issues in
personal ethics, such as moral responsibility, decision-
making, honesty and conscience; and topics in special
ethics such as war, abortion, euthanasia, genetic engineering
and church-state relations. Fulfills the philosophic studies
general education requirement.
POL365 Western Political Philosophy I (3)
An in-depth study of the foundational works of classical
political philosophy: Plato’s
Republic
and Aristotle’s
Politics.
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ART330 Art Components & Techniques (3)
Students will learn to teach visual art in the classroom using
the elements of art, and a variety of media, along with ideas
on integrating the arts into other academic curriculum.
Participants will be instructed in DBAE (Disciplined Based
Art Education) which includes the history of famous
artists, viewing artwork critically, and finding the aesthetic
value in art. At the end of the course, students will have
a compilation of art ideas, history on various artists, and
a portfolio of their own art productions.
ART338 Art History of the Western World (3)
Built on the foundation of fourteen three-hour long
art slide programs ranging from Neolithic stonework
and cave painting, through ancient Greek sculpture
to the Middle Ages, and on to the masterpieces of
the Renaissance to twentieth century art, the course
surveys the major periods, media and styles. Strong
emphasis on the Italian Renaissance and somewhat
greater emphasis on painting than on architecture and
sculpture. Format is viewing, discussion, writing, with a
comprehensive final and several short papers. A major
goal is to establish a historical and cultural “canon” in
Western art history as seen from a theological aesthetic.
ANGUAGES
ITALIAN
ITA123, 124 Beginning Italian I, II (3,3)
Designed to introduce the beginning student to the Italian
language. The curriculum will emphasize conversation,
the fundamentals of grammar, and pronunciation. The
year course fulfills the general education requirement for
cross-cultural studies.
SPANISH
SP221, 222 Introductory Spanish I, II (4,4)
Designed to introduce the beginning student to the Spanish
language. The curriculum will include the fundamentals
of grammar, pronunciation and conversation. The year
course fulfills the general education requirement for cross-
cultural studies.
SP318a, 318b Intermediate Spanish I, II (3,3)
Designed to increase the student’s proficiency in
conversational skills with the goal of developing speaking
capability in the language.
LANGUAGES
PHILOSOPHY
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