Schedule of Classes




2022 Spring: January 12 - May 10
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Course Class No. Section Start & End Date Day Time Status Location
GERM 111 Elementary German I (3)
For online sections, microphone, speakers, and occasional synchronous work required. (Not open to native speakers of German: assumes no prior knowledge of German. Students with prior experience with the German language should take a placement test to assess appropriate level.) An introduction to the German language. The objective is to communicate in German in some concrete, real-life situations using culturally appropriate language. Aspects of German life and culture are explored through the German language. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GERM 101 or GERM 111.
22131 6980 16 Feb 2022-12 Apr 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Colclasure, David L Syllabus Course Materials
GERM 111 Elementary German I (3)
For online sections, microphone, speakers, and occasional synchronous work required. (Not open to native speakers of German: assumes no prior knowledge of German. Students with prior experience with the German language should take a placement test to assess appropriate level.) An introduction to the German language. The objective is to communicate in German in some concrete, real-life situations using culturally appropriate language. Aspects of German life and culture are explored through the German language. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GERM 101 or GERM 111.
22370 6981 16 Feb 2022-12 Apr 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Vonderscheer, Christel Syllabus Course Materials
GERM 111 Elementary German I (3)
For online sections, microphone, speakers, and occasional synchronous work required. (Not open to native speakers of German: assumes no prior knowledge of German. Students with prior experience with the German language should take a placement test to assess appropriate level.) An introduction to the German language. The objective is to communicate in German in some concrete, real-life situations using culturally appropriate language. Aspects of German life and culture are explored through the German language. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GERM 101 or GERM 111.
Start date has passed. Please register for the next start date.
22543 6380 12 Jan 2022-08 Mar 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Lunt, Ruth M Syllabus Course Materials
GERM 111 Elementary German I (3)
For online sections, microphone, speakers, and occasional synchronous work required. (Not open to native speakers of German: assumes no prior knowledge of German. Students with prior experience with the German language should take a placement test to assess appropriate level.) An introduction to the German language. The objective is to communicate in German in some concrete, real-life situations using culturally appropriate language. Aspects of German life and culture are explored through the German language. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GERM 101 or GERM 111.
Start date has passed. Please register for the next start date.
23082 6381 12 Jan 2022-08 Mar 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Fink, Rebecca Maria Syllabus Course Materials
GERM 111 Elementary German I (3)
For online sections, microphone, speakers, and occasional synchronous work required. (Not open to native speakers of German: assumes no prior knowledge of German. Students with prior experience with the German language should take a placement test to assess appropriate level.) An introduction to the German language. The objective is to communicate in German in some concrete, real-life situations using culturally appropriate language. Aspects of German life and culture are explored through the German language. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GERM 101 or GERM 111.
Start date has passed. Please register for the next start date.
23978 6382 12 Jan 2022-08 Mar 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Gagum, Kyung Lee Syllabus Course Materials
GERM 112 Elementary German II (3)
For online sections, microphone, speakers, and occasional synchronous work required. (Not open to native speakers of German.) Prerequisite: GERM 111 or appropriate score on a placement test. A continued introduction to spoken and written German. The goal is to communicate in German in concrete, real-life situations relating to oneself and others. German culture and language are explored. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GERM 102 or GERM 112.
21622 7380 16 Mar 2022-10 May 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Vonderscheer, Christel Syllabus Course Materials
GERM 112 Elementary German II (3)
For online sections, microphone, speakers, and occasional synchronous work required. (Not open to native speakers of German.) Prerequisite: GERM 111 or appropriate score on a placement test. A continued introduction to spoken and written German. The goal is to communicate in German in concrete, real-life situations relating to oneself and others. German culture and language are explored. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GERM 102 or GERM 112.
Start date has passed. Please register for the next start date.
23083 6380 12 Jan 2022-08 Mar 2022 Open Online
Faculty: McDaniel, Jocelyn Rae Syllabus Course Materials
GERM 112 Elementary German II (3)
For online sections, microphone, speakers, and occasional synchronous work required. (Not open to native speakers of German.) Prerequisite: GERM 111 or appropriate score on a placement test. A continued introduction to spoken and written German. The goal is to communicate in German in concrete, real-life situations relating to oneself and others. German culture and language are explored. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GERM 102 or GERM 112.
28747 7381 16 Mar 2022-10 May 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Colclasure, David L Syllabus Course Materials
GERM 211 Intermediate German I (3)
For online sections, microphone, speakers, and occasional synchronous work required. Prerequisite: GERM 112 or appropriate score on placement test. Further development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in German. The aim is to communicate in German in real-life situations and social contexts in culturally appropriate ways Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GERM 114, GERM 201, or GERM 211.
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23561 6380 12 Jan 2022-08 Mar 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Anderson, Katja Syllabus Course Materials
GERM 212 Intermediate German II (3)
For online sections, microphone, speakers, and occasional synchronous work required. Prerequisite: GERM 211 or appropriate score on placement test. Further development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in German. The objective is to interact effectively with German-speaking individuals in a variety of personal settings and on issues of topical interest in culturally appropriate ways. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GERM 115, GERM 202, or GERM 212.
20972 7380 16 Mar 2022-10 May 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Anderson, Katja Syllabus Course Materials
GERO 100 Contemporary Issues in Aging (3)
(Fulfills the general education requirement in the behavioral and social sciences.) An overview of the study of aging from a life course perspective focusing on the older adult. The course is a multidisciplinary exploration of aging in the 21st century with an emphasis on the policies, evidence-based approaches, and attitudes that promote healthful aging. Students will engage in skill building exercises, including how to locate and read scholarly sources, how to create effective presentations in different modalities, and how to communicate with and on behalf of older people.
20315 7380 16 Mar 2022-10 May 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Hernandez, Gema G Syllabus Course Materials
GERO 100 Contemporary Issues in Aging (3)
(Fulfills the general education requirement in the behavioral and social sciences.) An overview of the study of aging from a life course perspective focusing on the older adult. The course is a multidisciplinary exploration of aging in the 21st century with an emphasis on the policies, evidence-based approaches, and attitudes that promote healthful aging. Students will engage in skill building exercises, including how to locate and read scholarly sources, how to create effective presentations in different modalities, and how to communicate with and on behalf of older people.
21994 6980 16 Feb 2022-12 Apr 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Rhoades, Jeffrey A Syllabus Course Materials
GERO 100 Contemporary Issues in Aging (3)
(Fulfills the general education requirement in the behavioral and social sciences.) An overview of the study of aging from a life course perspective focusing on the older adult. The course is a multidisciplinary exploration of aging in the 21st century with an emphasis on the policies, evidence-based approaches, and attitudes that promote healthful aging. Students will engage in skill building exercises, including how to locate and read scholarly sources, how to create effective presentations in different modalities, and how to communicate with and on behalf of older people.
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22544 6380 12 Jan 2022-08 Mar 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Bennett, Colleen R Syllabus Course Materials
GERO 100 Contemporary Issues in Aging (3)
(Fulfills the general education requirement in the behavioral and social sciences.) An overview of the study of aging from a life course perspective focusing on the older adult. The course is a multidisciplinary exploration of aging in the 21st century with an emphasis on the policies, evidence-based approaches, and attitudes that promote healthful aging. Students will engage in skill building exercises, including how to locate and read scholarly sources, how to create effective presentations in different modalities, and how to communicate with and on behalf of older people.
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23343 6381 12 Jan 2022-08 Mar 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Manning, Lydia K Syllabus Course Materials
GERO 301 Service/Program Management (3)
(Fulfills the general education requirement in behavioral and social sciences.) Recommended: GERO 100. An exploration and analysis of the managerial aspects of providing health and human services in the field of gerontology through an integrated delivery system. The aim is to integrate concepts, strategies, and best practices for the management of health and human services. Topics include planning, strategic management, marketing, financing, legal issues, and capacity building.
20970 7380 16 Mar 2022-10 May 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Blackman, Laurie Y. Syllabus Course Materials
GERO 301 Service/Program Management (3)
(Fulfills the general education requirement in behavioral and social sciences.) Recommended: GERO 100. An exploration and analysis of the managerial aspects of providing health and human services in the field of gerontology through an integrated delivery system. The aim is to integrate concepts, strategies, and best practices for the management of health and human services. Topics include planning, strategic management, marketing, financing, legal issues, and capacity building.
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22974 6380 12 Jan 2022-08 Mar 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Blackman, Laurie Y. Syllabus Course Materials
GERO 302 Health and Aging (3)
Recommended: GERO 100. An exploration of the physiological processes of aging that covers normal aging and chronic illness. The goal is to distinguish normal aging from disease and evaluate factors that affect the health of older adults. Topics include biological processes and theories of aging, bodily changes normally associated with aging, long-term and healthcare systems, and related medical terminology. Review also covers substance abuse; environmental factors affecting aging; and ways of promoting health, preventing disease, and assessing health risks.
20969 7380 16 Mar 2022-10 May 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Marks, Lori N Syllabus Course Materials
GERO 302 Health and Aging (3)
Recommended: GERO 100. An exploration of the physiological processes of aging that covers normal aging and chronic illness. The goal is to distinguish normal aging from disease and evaluate factors that affect the health of older adults. Topics include biological processes and theories of aging, bodily changes normally associated with aging, long-term and healthcare systems, and related medical terminology. Review also covers substance abuse; environmental factors affecting aging; and ways of promoting health, preventing disease, and assessing health risks.
22052 6980 16 Feb 2022-12 Apr 2022 Open Online
Faculty: McCabe-Maucher, Aileen J Syllabus Course Materials
GERO 302 Health and Aging (3)
Recommended: GERO 100. An exploration of the physiological processes of aging that covers normal aging and chronic illness. The goal is to distinguish normal aging from disease and evaluate factors that affect the health of older adults. Topics include biological processes and theories of aging, bodily changes normally associated with aging, long-term and healthcare systems, and related medical terminology. Review also covers substance abuse; environmental factors affecting aging; and ways of promoting health, preventing disease, and assessing health risks.
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23313 6380 12 Jan 2022-08 Mar 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Watkins-Bailey, Shalah Syllabus Course Materials
GERO 306 Programs, Services, and Policies (3)
Recommended: GERO 100 and GERO 302. An overview of the impact of policy related to older adults on U.S. society. The aim is to examine the role of legislative mandates on older adults at both societal and individual levels. Topics include Social Security, Medicare, and the Older Americans Act. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GERO 304 or GERO 306.
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22768 6380 12 Jan 2022-08 Mar 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Rhoades, Jeffrey A Syllabus Course Materials
GERO 311 Gender and Aging (3)
(Fulfills the general education requirement in behavioral and social sciences.) Recommended: GERO 100. An analysis and discussion of issues related to gender and the aging process. The goal is to evaluate and challenge negative, socially constructed assumptions associated with gender and aging, as well as examine gender-relevant issues in health and well-being after midlife. Discussion covers life transitions, socioeconomic status, culture, family and social relationships, ageism, and sexuality and health as each relates to gender. The impact of public policy and services on gender and aging is also addressed. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GERO 311 or GERO 497E.
20968 7380 16 Mar 2022-10 May 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Manning, Lydia K Syllabus Course Materials
GERO 311 Gender and Aging (3)
(Fulfills the general education requirement in behavioral and social sciences.) Recommended: GERO 100. An analysis and discussion of issues related to gender and the aging process. The goal is to evaluate and challenge negative, socially constructed assumptions associated with gender and aging, as well as examine gender-relevant issues in health and well-being after midlife. Discussion covers life transitions, socioeconomic status, culture, family and social relationships, ageism, and sexuality and health as each relates to gender. The impact of public policy and services on gender and aging is also addressed. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GERO 311 or GERO 497E.
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24015 6380 12 Jan 2022-08 Mar 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Suther, Sandra G Syllabus Course Materials
GERO 320 Psychosocial Aspects of Aging (3)
(Fulfills the general education requirement in behavioral and social sciences.) Recommended: GERO 100. An advanced multidisciplinary examination of the psychosocial forces that affect the aging process. Aspects of aging are analyzed from a number of theoretical perspectives found in psychology, sociology, and social gerontology. The goal is to articulate the impact of biological, sociocultural, and life cycle forces on psychological and social well-being in post-midlife. Topics include normative and atypical psychological and social functioning in post-midlife; the social construction of aging; and the impact of aging, ageism, and longevity on social structures such as the family, work, retirement, and healthcare. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GERO 220, GERO 320, or PSYC 357.
20967 7380 16 Mar 2022-10 May 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Franke, Suzanne Syllabus Course Materials
GERO 338 Health Promotion in Older Adults (3)
Recommended: GERO 100. A project-based exploration of health promotion for an aging population. The objective is to articulate different models of health promotion for older adults and design a health promotion campaign.
20966 7380 16 Mar 2022-10 May 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Suther, Sandra G Syllabus Course Materials
GERO 342 Long-Term Care Administration (3)
Recommended: GERO 100. An overview of the administrative and operational issues of long-term care facilities. The aim is to identify common forms of long-term care and articulate the responsibilities of a long-term care administrator. Relationships with personnel and administrative structure are examined. Topics include policy, procedures, insurance, and financing. Discussion also covers the ethical and legal concerns of long-term care.
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22817 6380 12 Jan 2022-08 Mar 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Rieser, Deanna M Syllabus Course Materials
GERO 390 The Business of Aging (3)
Recommended: GERO 100 and ECON 201 (or ECON 203). A comprehensive study of the sources of economic security for older adults, the problems encountered in retirement, and the impact of an aging population on the nation's economy. The goal is to outline the key sources of economic security received by older adults (including Social Security, pensions, personal savings, Medicare, and Medicaid); examine how economic security varies by race, ethnicity, gender, and social status as people age; evaluate how longevity and the "graying" of society impact the nation's economy; and explore potential solutions to the problems posed by entitlement programs. Topics include retirement planning; financing longevity; health, disability, and long-term-care costs; economic disparities by social group; and the international economics of aging.
20965 7380 16 Mar 2022-10 May 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Jansheski, Beverly L Syllabus Course Materials
GERO 427 Culture and Aging (3)
(Fulfills the general education requirement in behavioral and social sciences.) Recommended: GERO 100. An interdisciplinary examination of how different cultures interpret and deal with aging and the life cycle. Focus is on the increasingly heterogeneous aging population in the United States. The goal is to raise critical awareness of how aging is experienced across cultures. Topics include cross-cultural theory and research on aging; global demographics of aging; cross-cultural perspectives of norms and values regarding work, family, and community roles for older adults; the social and economic status of older adults; intergenerational relationships; ethical caregiving; end-of-life issues; social services; and social policy. Health disparities among older adults of certain ethnicities within the United States are also addressed. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GERO 327, GERO 410, or GERO 427.
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27809 6380 12 Jan 2022-08 Mar 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Torrez, Diana J Syllabus Course Materials
GERO 427 Culture and Aging (3)
(Fulfills the general education requirement in behavioral and social sciences.) Recommended: GERO 100. An interdisciplinary examination of how different cultures interpret and deal with aging and the life cycle. Focus is on the increasingly heterogeneous aging population in the United States. The goal is to raise critical awareness of how aging is experienced across cultures. Topics include cross-cultural theory and research on aging; global demographics of aging; cross-cultural perspectives of norms and values regarding work, family, and community roles for older adults; the social and economic status of older adults; intergenerational relationships; ethical caregiving; end-of-life issues; social services; and social policy. Health disparities among older adults of certain ethnicities within the United States are also addressed. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GERO 327, GERO 410, or GERO 427.
27810 7380 16 Mar 2022-10 May 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Brazda, Michael Syllabus Course Materials
GRCO 100 Introduction to Graphic Communication (3)
(Access to Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator required.) An introduction to graphic communication and the various roles and responsibilities of the profession. The aim is to demonstrate the skills and knowledge necessary for graphic communication professionals. Design theories and content are explored through hands-on projects. Topics include industry standards, portfolios, and research and assessment practices.
20962 7380 16 Mar 2022-10 May 2022 Closed Online
Faculty: Zdepski, Paul W Syllabus Course Materials
GRCO 100 Introduction to Graphic Communication (3)
(Access to Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator required.) An introduction to graphic communication and the various roles and responsibilities of the profession. The aim is to demonstrate the skills and knowledge necessary for graphic communication professionals. Design theories and content are explored through hands-on projects. Topics include industry standards, portfolios, and research and assessment practices.
20963 7381 16 Mar 2022-10 May 2022 Closed Online
Faculty: Gainey, Clarissa B Syllabus Course Materials
GRCO 100 Introduction to Graphic Communication (3)
(Access to Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator required.) An introduction to graphic communication and the various roles and responsibilities of the profession. The aim is to demonstrate the skills and knowledge necessary for graphic communication professionals. Design theories and content are explored through hands-on projects. Topics include industry standards, portfolios, and research and assessment practices.
20964 7382 16 Mar 2022-10 May 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Sidletsky, James J. Syllabus Course Materials
GRCO 100 Introduction to Graphic Communication (3)
(Access to Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator required.) An introduction to graphic communication and the various roles and responsibilities of the profession. The aim is to demonstrate the skills and knowledge necessary for graphic communication professionals. Design theories and content are explored through hands-on projects. Topics include industry standards, portfolios, and research and assessment practices.
22369 6980 16 Feb 2022-12 Apr 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Rozario, Prince Syllabus Course Materials
GRCO 100 Introduction to Graphic Communication (3)
(Access to Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator required.) An introduction to graphic communication and the various roles and responsibilities of the profession. The aim is to demonstrate the skills and knowledge necessary for graphic communication professionals. Design theories and content are explored through hands-on projects. Topics include industry standards, portfolios, and research and assessment practices.
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22936 6380 12 Jan 2022-08 Mar 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Zdepski, Paul W Syllabus Course Materials
GRCO 100 Introduction to Graphic Communication (3)
(Access to Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator required.) An introduction to graphic communication and the various roles and responsibilities of the profession. The aim is to demonstrate the skills and knowledge necessary for graphic communication professionals. Design theories and content are explored through hands-on projects. Topics include industry standards, portfolios, and research and assessment practices.
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22937 6381 12 Jan 2022-08 Mar 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Hutchings, Erika A Syllabus Course Materials
GRCO 100 Introduction to Graphic Communication (3)
(Access to Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator required.) An introduction to graphic communication and the various roles and responsibilities of the profession. The aim is to demonstrate the skills and knowledge necessary for graphic communication professionals. Design theories and content are explored through hands-on projects. Topics include industry standards, portfolios, and research and assessment practices.
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23380 6382 12 Jan 2022-08 Mar 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Frye, Sherri A Syllabus Course Materials
GRCO 230 Typography and Layout (3)
Prerequisites: GRCO 100 and ARTT 120. An introduction to typography and layout as compositional tools to construct graphic communications. The goal is to analyze and determine appropriate typefaces and apply typographical skills to layout design. Emphasis is on the individual aspects of the letterform and the interrelationship of letters on the page. Discussion covers the process of design, from research to comprehensive mock-up, to produce portfolio-quality designs.
20961 7380 16 Mar 2022-10 May 2022 Closed Online
Faculty: Cary Honea, Megan D Syllabus Course Materials
GRCO 230 Typography and Layout (3)
Prerequisites: GRCO 100 and ARTT 120. An introduction to typography and layout as compositional tools to construct graphic communications. The goal is to analyze and determine appropriate typefaces and apply typographical skills to layout design. Emphasis is on the individual aspects of the letterform and the interrelationship of letters on the page. Discussion covers the process of design, from research to comprehensive mock-up, to produce portfolio-quality designs.
21820 7381 16 Mar 2022-10 May 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Heater, Katherine Syllabus Course Materials
GRCO 230 Typography and Layout (3)
Prerequisites: GRCO 100 and ARTT 120. An introduction to typography and layout as compositional tools to construct graphic communications. The goal is to analyze and determine appropriate typefaces and apply typographical skills to layout design. Emphasis is on the individual aspects of the letterform and the interrelationship of letters on the page. Discussion covers the process of design, from research to comprehensive mock-up, to produce portfolio-quality designs.
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23084 6380 12 Jan 2022-08 Mar 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Cary Honea, Megan D Syllabus Course Materials
GRCO 230 Typography and Layout (3)
Prerequisites: GRCO 100 and ARTT 120. An introduction to typography and layout as compositional tools to construct graphic communications. The goal is to analyze and determine appropriate typefaces and apply typographical skills to layout design. Emphasis is on the individual aspects of the letterform and the interrelationship of letters on the page. Discussion covers the process of design, from research to comprehensive mock-up, to produce portfolio-quality designs.
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24050 6381 12 Jan 2022-08 Mar 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Stamatopoulos, Nancy J Syllabus Course Materials
GRCO 350 Intermediate Graphic Communication: Portfolio Development (3)
Prerequisite: GRCO 230. The development of a professional graphic communications portfolio. The goal is to assemble a select body of work for web presentation that demonstrates knowledge of color, typography, composition, and design. Projects are designed to synthesize and refine basic design skills. Emphasis is on gathering the elements of a cohesive portfolio and presenting a personal body of work. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: ARTT 250 or GRCO 350.
20957 7380 16 Mar 2022-10 May 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Ratnapala, Narendra D Syllabus Course Materials
GRCO 350 Intermediate Graphic Communication: Portfolio Development (3)
Prerequisite: GRCO 230. The development of a professional graphic communications portfolio. The goal is to assemble a select body of work for web presentation that demonstrates knowledge of color, typography, composition, and design. Projects are designed to synthesize and refine basic design skills. Emphasis is on gathering the elements of a cohesive portfolio and presenting a personal body of work. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: ARTT 250 or GRCO 350.
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23031 6380 12 Jan 2022-08 Mar 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Ratnapala, Narendra D Syllabus Course Materials
GRCO 354 Digital Media (3)
(Formerly ARTT 354.) Prerequisite: GRCO 230. An introduction to digital media and design. The objective is to use current technologies in raster and vector image creation, two-dimensional animation, and the integration of text with graphics in cohesive layouts and to develop and oversee static and animated digital media projects through all stages of production. Focus is on advanced illustrative techniques for animated digital media, web graphics, and social media on a commercial level. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: ARTT 354 or GRCO 354.
20960 7380 16 Mar 2022-10 May 2022 Closed Online
Faculty: Lesh, Sandra J Syllabus Course Materials
GRCO 354 Digital Media (3)
(Formerly ARTT 354.) Prerequisite: GRCO 230. An introduction to digital media and design. The objective is to use current technologies in raster and vector image creation, two-dimensional animation, and the integration of text with graphics in cohesive layouts and to develop and oversee static and animated digital media projects through all stages of production. Focus is on advanced illustrative techniques for animated digital media, web graphics, and social media on a commercial level. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: ARTT 354 or GRCO 354.
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23384 6380 12 Jan 2022-08 Mar 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Lesh, Sandra J Syllabus Course Materials
GRCO 355 Digital Media II (3)
Prerequisite: GRCO 354. Further examination of design for interactive media that incorporate raster- and vector-based visuals, video files, and brand generation. The goal is to use current technologies to develop functional static and responsive multimedia layouts for a range of platforms, including desktop, hand-held, and mobile devices. Discussion covers strategies for developing work for a variety of output applications. Focus is on production of portfolio-caliber projects that simulate real-world work experience.
20959 7380 16 Mar 2022-10 May 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Rosenbrook, Ida D Syllabus Course Materials
GRCO 355 Digital Media II (3)
Prerequisite: GRCO 354. Further examination of design for interactive media that incorporate raster- and vector-based visuals, video files, and brand generation. The goal is to use current technologies to develop functional static and responsive multimedia layouts for a range of platforms, including desktop, hand-held, and mobile devices. Discussion covers strategies for developing work for a variety of output applications. Focus is on production of portfolio-caliber projects that simulate real-world work experience.
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23644 6380 12 Jan 2022-08 Mar 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Rosenbrook, Ida D Syllabus Course Materials
GRCO 355 Digital Media II (3)
Prerequisite: GRCO 354. Further examination of design for interactive media that incorporate raster- and vector-based visuals, video files, and brand generation. The goal is to use current technologies to develop functional static and responsive multimedia layouts for a range of platforms, including desktop, hand-held, and mobile devices. Discussion covers strategies for developing work for a variety of output applications. Focus is on production of portfolio-caliber projects that simulate real-world work experience.
28699 7381 16 Mar 2022-10 May 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Hackett, Ryan H Syllabus Course Materials
GRCO 450 Advanced Graphic Communication: Professional Branding (3)
Prerequisites: GRCO 350 and GRCO 355. A review of professional branding and development of a portfolio and personal branding package. The objective is to synthesize, refine, and expand an existing portfolio to reflect personal branding. Focus is on refining a portfolio through peer review, critique, and assessment. Projects include creating a personal mission statement, identity package, and video component.
20958 7380 16 Mar 2022-10 May 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Stamatopoulos, Nancy J Syllabus Course Materials
GRCO 450 Advanced Graphic Communication: Professional Branding (3)
Prerequisites: GRCO 350 and GRCO 355. A review of professional branding and development of a portfolio and personal branding package. The objective is to synthesize, refine, and expand an existing portfolio to reflect personal branding. Focus is on refining a portfolio through peer review, critique, and assessment. Projects include creating a personal mission statement, identity package, and video component.
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23588 6380 12 Jan 2022-08 Mar 2022 Closed Online
Faculty: Labrozzi, David J Syllabus Course Materials
GRCO 479 Motion Graphics (3)
(Formerly ARTT 479.) Prerequisite: GRCO 354 or ARTT 354. A study of media production. Discussion covers the aesthetic and practical aspects of creating moving images in a short movie or documentary. The goal is to understand the principles of preproduction, production, and postproduction. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: ARTT 479 or GRCO 479.
20956 7380 16 Mar 2022-10 May 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Li, Zhi-fang Syllabus Course Materials
GRCO 479 Motion Graphics (3)
(Formerly ARTT 479.) Prerequisite: GRCO 354 or ARTT 354. A study of media production. Discussion covers the aesthetic and practical aspects of creating moving images in a short movie or documentary. The goal is to understand the principles of preproduction, production, and postproduction. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: ARTT 479 or GRCO 479.
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23594 6380 12 Jan 2022-08 Mar 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Li, Zhi-fang Syllabus Course Materials
GRCO 495 Graphic Communication Portfolio (3)
(Formerly ARTT 495. Intended as a final, capstone course to be taken in a student's last 15 credits.) Prerequisite: GRCO 450, GRCO 458, or GRCO 479. A portfolio-driven study of business and professional practices in the field of graphic communication. The goal is to be prepared for a career in graphic communication. Activities include review of existing work, creation of portfolio projects, and production of a professional portfolio (including a resume). Focus is on applying skills (in areas such as motion graphics, typography, digital media, illustration, and commercial design) acquired through previous study. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: ARTT 495 or GRCO 495.
20954 7380 16 Mar 2022-10 May 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Frye, Sherri A Syllabus Course Materials
GRCO 495 Graphic Communication Portfolio (3)
(Formerly ARTT 495. Intended as a final, capstone course to be taken in a student's last 15 credits.) Prerequisite: GRCO 450, GRCO 458, or GRCO 479. A portfolio-driven study of business and professional practices in the field of graphic communication. The goal is to be prepared for a career in graphic communication. Activities include review of existing work, creation of portfolio projects, and production of a professional portfolio (including a resume). Focus is on applying skills (in areas such as motion graphics, typography, digital media, illustration, and commercial design) acquired through previous study. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: ARTT 495 or GRCO 495.
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24018 6380 12 Jan 2022-08 Mar 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Augustine, Carley M Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 100 Introduction to Political Science (3)
A survey of the basic principles of political science. The objective is to define the main features of primary systems of political economy to understand differing methods of governance and articulate consequences of government actions in a globally interdependent system. Topics include the relationship of political science to the other social sciences; modern democracy, political ideology, and political socialization; the function of public opinion, mass media, interest groups, and political parties; the basic institutions of government and the separation of powers; and the role of international relations and globalization.
20952 7380 16 Mar 2022-10 May 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Glass, James Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 100 Introduction to Political Science (3)
A survey of the basic principles of political science. The objective is to define the main features of primary systems of political economy to understand differing methods of governance and articulate consequences of government actions in a globally interdependent system. Topics include the relationship of political science to the other social sciences; modern democracy, political ideology, and political socialization; the function of public opinion, mass media, interest groups, and political parties; the basic institutions of government and the separation of powers; and the role of international relations and globalization.
20953 7381 16 Mar 2022-10 May 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Wrighten, Jatia D. Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 100 Introduction to Political Science (3)
A survey of the basic principles of political science. The objective is to define the main features of primary systems of political economy to understand differing methods of governance and articulate consequences of government actions in a globally interdependent system. Topics include the relationship of political science to the other social sciences; modern democracy, political ideology, and political socialization; the function of public opinion, mass media, interest groups, and political parties; the basic institutions of government and the separation of powers; and the role of international relations and globalization.
22045 6980 16 Feb 2022-12 Apr 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Beshah, Brook H Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 100 Introduction to Political Science (3)
A survey of the basic principles of political science. The objective is to define the main features of primary systems of political economy to understand differing methods of governance and articulate consequences of government actions in a globally interdependent system. Topics include the relationship of political science to the other social sciences; modern democracy, political ideology, and political socialization; the function of public opinion, mass media, interest groups, and political parties; the basic institutions of government and the separation of powers; and the role of international relations and globalization.
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22605 6380 12 Jan 2022-08 Mar 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Busseau, Robert A Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 100 Introduction to Political Science (3)
A survey of the basic principles of political science. The objective is to define the main features of primary systems of political economy to understand differing methods of governance and articulate consequences of government actions in a globally interdependent system. Topics include the relationship of political science to the other social sciences; modern democracy, political ideology, and political socialization; the function of public opinion, mass media, interest groups, and political parties; the basic institutions of government and the separation of powers; and the role of international relations and globalization.
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23098 6381 12 Jan 2022-08 Mar 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Roether, Lee Herbison Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 100 Introduction to Political Science (3)
A survey of the basic principles of political science. The objective is to define the main features of primary systems of political economy to understand differing methods of governance and articulate consequences of government actions in a globally interdependent system. Topics include the relationship of political science to the other social sciences; modern democracy, political ideology, and political socialization; the function of public opinion, mass media, interest groups, and political parties; the basic institutions of government and the separation of powers; and the role of international relations and globalization.
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24175 6382 12 Jan 2022-08 Mar 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Madden, Sean C Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 101 Introduction to Political Theory (3)
An overview of the main schools of political theory, including democracy, authoritarianism, and alternative theories. The aim is to demonstrate familiarity with important thinkers and major works in the history of political theory; use theoretical language to analyze and critique political behavior and events; identify the strengths and weaknesses of different forms of government; and demonstrate knowledge of crucial concepts (justice, power, authority, the state, social contract, etc.) and their history. Topics include the philosophical foundations of liberalism, socialism, and conservatism and the core political concepts of justice, power, and authority.
20951 7380 16 Mar 2022-10 May 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Petri, Daniel R Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 101 Introduction to Political Theory (3)
An overview of the main schools of political theory, including democracy, authoritarianism, and alternative theories. The aim is to demonstrate familiarity with important thinkers and major works in the history of political theory; use theoretical language to analyze and critique political behavior and events; identify the strengths and weaknesses of different forms of government; and demonstrate knowledge of crucial concepts (justice, power, authority, the state, social contract, etc.) and their history. Topics include the philosophical foundations of liberalism, socialism, and conservatism and the core political concepts of justice, power, and authority.
22081 6980 16 Feb 2022-12 Apr 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Freid-Studlo, James M Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 101 Introduction to Political Theory (3)
An overview of the main schools of political theory, including democracy, authoritarianism, and alternative theories. The aim is to demonstrate familiarity with important thinkers and major works in the history of political theory; use theoretical language to analyze and critique political behavior and events; identify the strengths and weaknesses of different forms of government; and demonstrate knowledge of crucial concepts (justice, power, authority, the state, social contract, etc.) and their history. Topics include the philosophical foundations of liberalism, socialism, and conservatism and the core political concepts of justice, power, and authority.
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22743 6380 12 Jan 2022-08 Mar 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Kinberg, Peter E Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 101 Introduction to Political Theory (3)
An overview of the main schools of political theory, including democracy, authoritarianism, and alternative theories. The aim is to demonstrate familiarity with important thinkers and major works in the history of political theory; use theoretical language to analyze and critique political behavior and events; identify the strengths and weaknesses of different forms of government; and demonstrate knowledge of crucial concepts (justice, power, authority, the state, social contract, etc.) and their history. Topics include the philosophical foundations of liberalism, socialism, and conservatism and the core political concepts of justice, power, and authority.
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23606 6381 12 Jan 2022-08 Mar 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Soller, James Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 170 American Government (3)
A comprehensive study of government in the United States, including the basic principles of American government and political culture. The aim is to explain the vertical and horizontal structure of the American government and the roles of the three federal branches, bureaucracies, and the state governments; describe the development of the American political system and its impact on the political landscape; and explain the processes of the electoral system, political parties, and interest groups to persuade and influence. Institutions, processes, and public policies are examined from a cross-cultural perspective.
20316 7380 16 Mar 2022-10 May 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Lampkin, Cheryl L Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 170 American Government (3)
A comprehensive study of government in the United States, including the basic principles of American government and political culture. The aim is to explain the vertical and horizontal structure of the American government and the roles of the three federal branches, bureaucracies, and the state governments; describe the development of the American political system and its impact on the political landscape; and explain the processes of the electoral system, political parties, and interest groups to persuade and influence. Institutions, processes, and public policies are examined from a cross-cultural perspective.
21995 6980 16 Feb 2022-12 Apr 2022 Open Online
Faculty: King, Roderick Alan Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 170 American Government (3)
A comprehensive study of government in the United States, including the basic principles of American government and political culture. The aim is to explain the vertical and horizontal structure of the American government and the roles of the three federal branches, bureaucracies, and the state governments; describe the development of the American political system and its impact on the political landscape; and explain the processes of the electoral system, political parties, and interest groups to persuade and influence. Institutions, processes, and public policies are examined from a cross-cultural perspective.
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22594 6380 12 Jan 2022-08 Mar 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Atkinson, Sue A Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 170 American Government (3)
A comprehensive study of government in the United States, including the basic principles of American government and political culture. The aim is to explain the vertical and horizontal structure of the American government and the roles of the three federal branches, bureaucracies, and the state governments; describe the development of the American political system and its impact on the political landscape; and explain the processes of the electoral system, political parties, and interest groups to persuade and influence. Institutions, processes, and public policies are examined from a cross-cultural perspective.
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24096 6381 12 Jan 2022-08 Mar 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Soniak, Robert W Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 200 International Political Relations (3)
A study of the major factors underlying international relations, the methods of conducting foreign relations, and the means of avoiding or alleviating international conflicts. The objective is to interact with global communities, contribute to policy formation, analyze differing worldviews, and apply historical and cultural contexts to identify probable outcomes of disputes. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GVPT 200 or GVPT 300.
20949 7380 16 Mar 2022-10 May 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Forsberg, Ole J Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 200 International Political Relations (3)
A study of the major factors underlying international relations, the methods of conducting foreign relations, and the means of avoiding or alleviating international conflicts. The objective is to interact with global communities, contribute to policy formation, analyze differing worldviews, and apply historical and cultural contexts to identify probable outcomes of disputes. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GVPT 200 or GVPT 300.
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22606 6380 12 Jan 2022-08 Mar 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Soman, Appu K Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 280 Comparative Politics and Government (3)
An introductory study of institutional patterns and trends in a variety of countries with dissimilar governmental styles. The goal is to compare the stages of political development in the modern state system on a spectrum ranging from liberal democracies to authoritarian regimes. Discussion covers ethnic conflict and economic inequality in relation to the success and failure of governmental approaches in solving compelling issues.
20948 7380 16 Mar 2022-10 May 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Wylie, Paula L Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 280 Comparative Politics and Government (3)
An introductory study of institutional patterns and trends in a variety of countries with dissimilar governmental styles. The goal is to compare the stages of political development in the modern state system on a spectrum ranging from liberal democracies to authoritarian regimes. Discussion covers ethnic conflict and economic inequality in relation to the success and failure of governmental approaches in solving compelling issues.
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22744 6380 12 Jan 2022-08 Mar 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Wylie, Paula L Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 306 Global Political Economy (3)
A study of the relationship between political and economic processes in international affairs. Discussion covers the effect of globalization on the global environment, the economy, world peace, the power of the nation-state, and inequality between nation-states.
21749 7380 16 Mar 2022-10 May 2022 Closed Online
Faculty: Sangiovanni, John J Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 306 Global Political Economy (3)
A study of the relationship between political and economic processes in international affairs. Discussion covers the effect of globalization on the global environment, the economy, world peace, the power of the nation-state, and inequality between nation-states.
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22962 6380 12 Jan 2022-08 Mar 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Hullet, Deborah E Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 306 Global Political Economy (3)
A study of the relationship between political and economic processes in international affairs. Discussion covers the effect of globalization on the global environment, the economy, world peace, the power of the nation-state, and inequality between nation-states.
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23725 6381 12 Jan 2022-08 Mar 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Rueter, Theodore A Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 306 Global Political Economy (3)
A study of the relationship between political and economic processes in international affairs. Discussion covers the effect of globalization on the global environment, the economy, world peace, the power of the nation-state, and inequality between nation-states.
28662 7381 16 Mar 2022-10 May 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Temple, James G Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 308 International Human Rights (3)
Recommended: GVPT 100. An examination of the principles and practices governing human rights from ancient times to contemporary international conventions and U.N. declarations. The aim is to analyze, evaluate, and discuss present national/international pushes for human rights and emancipation. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GVPT 308 or GVPT 399Y.
20947 7380 16 Mar 2022-10 May 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Sylvain, Carol Leigh Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 308 International Human Rights (3)
Recommended: GVPT 100. An examination of the principles and practices governing human rights from ancient times to contemporary international conventions and U.N. declarations. The aim is to analyze, evaluate, and discuss present national/international pushes for human rights and emancipation. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GVPT 308 or GVPT 399Y.
22107 6980 16 Feb 2022-12 Apr 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Durham, Alyson S Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 308 International Human Rights (3)
Recommended: GVPT 100. An examination of the principles and practices governing human rights from ancient times to contemporary international conventions and U.N. declarations. The aim is to analyze, evaluate, and discuss present national/international pushes for human rights and emancipation. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GVPT 308 or GVPT 399Y.
UPDATE: Given the sharp increase in COVID-19 cases in Maryland and the rapid spread of the Omicron variant globally, and with the health and safety of our community foremost in mind, we will conduct our stateside hybrid courses that begin January 12, 2022, in an online format via Zoom. Faculty will hold Zoom teleconference sessions during times originally scheduled for face-to-face class sessions; look for instructions from your assigned faculty. A decision will be made in the new year about the instruction format for later course start dates.
27092 6810 12 Jan 2022-08 Mar 2022 M 6:00P-9:00P Open Fort Belvoir (Hybrid)
Faculty: Backus, James E Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 399O Seminar in National Security (1)
An overview of the different components of U.S. national security, including policy and organization. Internal and external factors affecting national security are covered.
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24438 6380 12 Jan 2022-08 Feb 2022 Open Online
Faculty: DeRosa, John Pasquale Joseph Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 403 Law, Morality, and War (3)
Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. A study of just war traditions. The objective is to make informed decisions and analyze conflict. Discussions cover the theoretical and practical connections between law, war, and morality.
20946 7380 16 Mar 2022-10 May 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Lowe, Robert E. Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 403 Law, Morality, and War (3)
Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. A study of just war traditions. The objective is to make informed decisions and analyze conflict. Discussions cover the theoretical and practical connections between law, war, and morality.
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23391 6380 12 Jan 2022-08 Mar 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Sylvain, Carol Leigh Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 406 Global Terrorism (3)
Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. An examination of the development of global terrorism and its impact on the international community. The goal is to participate in strategy and policy formulation and implementation, evaluate threats, and assess infrastructures that support global terrorist organizations. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GVPT 401A or GVPT 406.
22368 6980 16 Feb 2022-12 Apr 2022 Open Online
Faculty: DeRosa, John Pasquale Joseph Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 406 Global Terrorism (3)
Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. An examination of the development of global terrorism and its impact on the international community. The goal is to participate in strategy and policy formulation and implementation, evaluate threats, and assess infrastructures that support global terrorist organizations. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GVPT 401A or GVPT 406.
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22607 6380 12 Jan 2022-08 Mar 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Corbett, Steven R Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 406 Global Terrorism (3)
Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. An examination of the development of global terrorism and its impact on the international community. The goal is to participate in strategy and policy formulation and implementation, evaluate threats, and assess infrastructures that support global terrorist organizations. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GVPT 401A or GVPT 406.
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23494 6381 12 Jan 2022-08 Mar 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Sangiovanni, John J Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 406 Global Terrorism (3)
Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. An examination of the development of global terrorism and its impact on the international community. The goal is to participate in strategy and policy formulation and implementation, evaluate threats, and assess infrastructures that support global terrorist organizations. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GVPT 401A or GVPT 406.
UPDATE: Given the sharp increase in COVID-19 cases in Maryland and the rapid spread of the Omicron variant globally, and with the health and safety of our community foremost in mind, we will conduct our stateside hybrid courses that begin January 12, 2022, in an online format via Zoom. Faculty will hold Zoom teleconference sessions during times originally scheduled for face-to-face class sessions; look for instructions from your assigned faculty. A decision will be made in the new year about the instruction format for later course start dates.
27094 4560 16 Mar 2022-10 May 2022 W 6:00P-9:00P Open Fort Meade (Hybrid)
Faculty: Backus, James E Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 406 Global Terrorism (3)
Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. An examination of the development of global terrorism and its impact on the international community. The goal is to participate in strategy and policy formulation and implementation, evaluate threats, and assess infrastructures that support global terrorist organizations. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GVPT 401A or GVPT 406.
UPDATE: Given the sharp increase in COVID-19 cases in Maryland and the rapid spread of the Omicron variant globally, and with the health and safety of our community foremost in mind, we will conduct our stateside hybrid courses that begin January 12, 2022, in an online format via Zoom. Faculty will hold Zoom teleconference sessions during times originally scheduled for face-to-face class sessions; look for instructions from your assigned faculty. A decision will be made in the new year about the instruction format for later course start dates.
27096 5155 16 Mar 2022-10 May 2022 T 6:30P-9:30P Open Shady Grove (Hybrid)
Faculty: Pierre, Jean-Marc Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 407 State Terrorism (3)
An examination of the use of force and power (terrorism) by states against various populations to advance the interests of their civilization or state. The objective is to apply knowledge of culture, tradition, ideology, and methodology to comprehend state terrorism; analyze risk to national security; and explain how domestic climates and international relationships interact to support state terrorism. Topics include state behavior and norms; state interests, power, and force; application of power and force; and coercion within and among civilizations. Students who have completed GVPT 401B or GVPT 401C may not receive credit for GVPT 407.
20945 7380 16 Mar 2022-10 May 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Garibaldi, Ida M Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 407 State Terrorism (3)
An examination of the use of force and power (terrorism) by states against various populations to advance the interests of their civilization or state. The objective is to apply knowledge of culture, tradition, ideology, and methodology to comprehend state terrorism; analyze risk to national security; and explain how domestic climates and international relationships interact to support state terrorism. Topics include state behavior and norms; state interests, power, and force; application of power and force; and coercion within and among civilizations. Students who have completed GVPT 401B or GVPT 401C may not receive credit for GVPT 407.
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23986 6380 12 Jan 2022-08 Mar 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Glass, James Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 407 State Terrorism (3)
An examination of the use of force and power (terrorism) by states against various populations to advance the interests of their civilization or state. The objective is to apply knowledge of culture, tradition, ideology, and methodology to comprehend state terrorism; analyze risk to national security; and explain how domestic climates and international relationships interact to support state terrorism. Topics include state behavior and norms; state interests, power, and force; application of power and force; and coercion within and among civilizations. Students who have completed GVPT 401B or GVPT 401C may not receive credit for GVPT 407.
UPDATE: Given the sharp increase in COVID-19 cases in Maryland and the rapid spread of the Omicron variant globally, and with the health and safety of our community foremost in mind, we will conduct our stateside hybrid courses that begin January 12, 2022, in an online format via Zoom. Faculty will hold Zoom teleconference sessions during times originally scheduled for face-to-face class sessions; look for instructions from your assigned faculty. A decision will be made in the new year about the instruction format for later course start dates.
27097 7160 16 Mar 2022-10 May 2022 W 6:00P-9:00P Open Myer-Henderson Hall (Hybrid)
Faculty: Drew, Joseph S Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 407 State Terrorism (3)
An examination of the use of force and power (terrorism) by states against various populations to advance the interests of their civilization or state. The objective is to apply knowledge of culture, tradition, ideology, and methodology to comprehend state terrorism; analyze risk to national security; and explain how domestic climates and international relationships interact to support state terrorism. Topics include state behavior and norms; state interests, power, and force; application of power and force; and coercion within and among civilizations. Students who have completed GVPT 401B or GVPT 401C may not receive credit for GVPT 407.
UPDATE: Given the sharp increase in COVID-19 cases in Maryland and the rapid spread of the Omicron variant globally, and with the health and safety of our community foremost in mind, we will conduct our stateside hybrid courses that begin January 12, 2022, in an online format via Zoom. Faculty will hold Zoom teleconference sessions during times originally scheduled for face-to-face class sessions; look for instructions from your assigned faculty. A decision will be made in the new year about the instruction format for later course start dates.
27098 7655 16 Mar 2022-10 May 2022 T 6:00P-9:00P Open Dorsey Station (Hybrid)
Faculty: Caruso, Michael G Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 407 State Terrorism (3)
An examination of the use of force and power (terrorism) by states against various populations to advance the interests of their civilization or state. The objective is to apply knowledge of culture, tradition, ideology, and methodology to comprehend state terrorism; analyze risk to national security; and explain how domestic climates and international relationships interact to support state terrorism. Topics include state behavior and norms; state interests, power, and force; application of power and force; and coercion within and among civilizations. Students who have completed GVPT 401B or GVPT 401C may not receive credit for GVPT 407.
UPDATE: Given the sharp increase in COVID-19 cases in Maryland and the rapid spread of the Omicron variant globally, and with the health and safety of our community foremost in mind, we will conduct our stateside hybrid courses that begin January 12, 2022, in an online format via Zoom. Faculty will hold Zoom teleconference sessions during times originally scheduled for face-to-face class sessions; look for instructions from your assigned faculty. A decision will be made in the new year about the instruction format for later course start dates.
27099 5125 12 Jan 2022-08 Mar 2022 Th 6:30P-9:30P Open Shady Grove (Hybrid)
Faculty: Caruso, Michael G Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 408 Counterterrorism (3)
An investigation of counterterrorism (including its historical context), focusing on the evaluation of threats and the formulation of defeat strategies. The aim is to evaluate response strategies, help improve offensive and defensive planning, and construct a defeat strategy for a terrorist threat. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GVPT 399H or GVPT 408.
20944 7380 16 Mar 2022-10 May 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Aiton, Jeffrey Bruce Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 408 Counterterrorism (3)
An investigation of counterterrorism (including its historical context), focusing on the evaluation of threats and the formulation of defeat strategies. The aim is to evaluate response strategies, help improve offensive and defensive planning, and construct a defeat strategy for a terrorist threat. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GVPT 399H or GVPT 408.
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22818 6380 12 Jan 2022-08 Mar 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Aiton, Jeffrey Bruce Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 409 Terrorism, Antiterrorism, and Homeland Security (3)
An advanced examination of the impact of terrorism on the homeland security of the United States since the attacks of September 11, 2001. The objective is to more fully understand the concepts of homeland security within a federal system. Topics include the National Strategy for Homeland Security and the Patriot Act, their effect on civil liberties and civil rights, the changing face of terrorism in the United States, intelligence systems, and critical infrastructure protection. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GVPT 409 or GVPT 498X.
20417 7380 16 Mar 2022-10 May 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Buchanan, Jeremy S. Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 409 Terrorism, Antiterrorism, and Homeland Security (3)
An advanced examination of the impact of terrorism on the homeland security of the United States since the attacks of September 11, 2001. The objective is to more fully understand the concepts of homeland security within a federal system. Topics include the National Strategy for Homeland Security and the Patriot Act, their effect on civil liberties and civil rights, the changing face of terrorism in the United States, intelligence systems, and critical infrastructure protection. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GVPT 409 or GVPT 498X.
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22939 6380 12 Jan 2022-08 Mar 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Pierre, Jean-Marc Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 409 Terrorism, Antiterrorism, and Homeland Security (3)
An advanced examination of the impact of terrorism on the homeland security of the United States since the attacks of September 11, 2001. The objective is to more fully understand the concepts of homeland security within a federal system. Topics include the National Strategy for Homeland Security and the Patriot Act, their effect on civil liberties and civil rights, the changing face of terrorism in the United States, intelligence systems, and critical infrastructure protection. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GVPT 409 or GVPT 498X.
UPDATE: Given the sharp increase in COVID-19 cases in Maryland and the rapid spread of the Omicron variant globally, and with the health and safety of our community foremost in mind, we will conduct our stateside hybrid courses that begin January 12, 2022, in an online format via Zoom. Faculty will hold Zoom teleconference sessions during times originally scheduled for face-to-face class sessions; look for instructions from your assigned faculty. A decision will be made in the new year about the instruction format for later course start dates.
27100 4515 12 Jan 2022-08 Mar 2022 T 6:00P-9:00P Open Fort Meade (Hybrid)
Faculty: Drew, Joseph S Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 444 American Political Theory (3)
Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. A study of the development and growth of American political concepts from the colonial period to the present. The objective is to apply the rule of law to the decision- making process; interpret, apply, and synthesize the concepts of individual rights and collective responsibilities; and evaluate the interconnection between war, peace, and diplomacy.
20866 7380 16 Mar 2022-10 May 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Hallion, Marie E Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 457 American Foreign Relations (3)
Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. A study of the principles and machinery of American foreign relations. The goal is to apply historical themes of American foreign policy to contemporary international relations, incorporate tenets of international law into American diplomatic approaches, and inform and influence policy making. Emphasis is on the conduct of the U.S. Department of State and the Foreign Service. Analysis covers the major foreign policies of the United States.
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22576 6380 12 Jan 2022-08 Mar 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Garibaldi, Ida M Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 475 The Presidency and the Executive Branch (3)
Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. A study of the president's influence on legislative matters, the president's function in the executive branch (including domestic and foreign policy), and the president's role in his or her political party. The aim is to analyze contemporary uses of the presidency, evaluate an election strategy, and communicate realities of the presidential office.
20865 7380 16 Mar 2022-10 May 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Kinberg, Peter E Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 495 Advanced Seminar in Political Science (3)
(Intended as a capstone course to be taken in a student's last 15 credits.) Prerequisites: WRTG 112 or equivalent and 9 upper-level credits in GVPT coursework. A study of political science that integrates knowledge gained through previous coursework and experience. The aim is to build on that conceptual foundation through integrative analysis, practical application, and critical thinking. Concepts and methods of political science are applied in producing a political, policy, or position paper for a project organization.
20862 7380 16 Mar 2022-10 May 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Durham, Alyson S Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 495 Advanced Seminar in Political Science (3)
(Intended as a capstone course to be taken in a student's last 15 credits.) Prerequisites: WRTG 112 or equivalent and 9 upper-level credits in GVPT coursework. A study of political science that integrates knowledge gained through previous coursework and experience. The aim is to build on that conceptual foundation through integrative analysis, practical application, and critical thinking. Concepts and methods of political science are applied in producing a political, policy, or position paper for a project organization.
20863 7381 16 Mar 2022-10 May 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Snyder, Stephanie Erin Syllabus Course Materials
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