AH 109 Writing Workshop (2)
Writing Workshop focuses intensively on college-level analysis and writing skills. Topics include learning how to identify important ideas in a text, generate a thesis, organize and support an argument in writing, and revise and edit for grammatical correctness. Must be taken concurrently with AH 110, by placement only.
AH 110 Writing the Self in Culture (3)
This is a writing course that focuses on American culture. Topics will be interdisciplinary and vary from section to section. Writing is taught as a process involving drafting, revision, and editing, and the following skills and modes of writing are introduced: audience awareness, analysis, paraphrase, summary, synthesis, and critique. Offered each semester. AH110 is the prerequisite for AH120, AH220 and all EN courses.
AH 120 Writing the World (3)
This is a writing-intensive interdisciplinary arts and humanities course. Topics focusing on world cultures vary from section to section. Writing is taught as a process involving drafting, revision, and editing, and the following skills and modes of writing are practiced: analysis, paraphrase, summary, and critique. In addition, web-literacy skills are introduced, and introductory research skills are introduced, and particular attention is given to the synthesis of multiple sources and written argumentation. Prerequisites are successful completion of AH110. AH120 is the prerequisite for AH220.
AH 220 Global Civilization (3)
This is a writing-intensive study of topics in global civilizations from the perspectives gained from other arts and humanities disciplines. The writing skills of AH110 and 120 are practiced in the context of the research writing process, with emphasis on a deepening of global cultures and a clearer sense of the academic process of using primary and secondary source materials in a detailed research essay. The prerequisite for AH220 is AH120 or permission of the instructor.
AH 375 Topics in Film (1)
This course examines films representing contemporary issues in culture or the arts. Meeting approximately once every three weeks for film viewings and discussions, this course is taught by professors from a variety of majors and incorporates readings on the chosen topic. Topics vary from year to year. Offered spring semester as a pass/fail elective.
AH 498 Liberal Arts Interdisciplinary Seminar (3)
The student will develop a topic of interest which will require cross-disciplinary critical thinking skills and/or research. The course may include presentations by outside speakers, faculty members, and students with particular skills and knowledge within the humanities and arts.
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