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On-Site Session 2: 13 March - 7 May
Misawa Air Base   DSN: (315) 226-8290
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On-Site Session 2: 13 March - 7 May

Course Class No. Section Start & End Date Day Time Status Location
HIST 157 History of the United States Since 1865 (3)
A survey of economic, intellectual, political, and social developments since the Civil War. The objective is to use primary and secondary sources to describe U.S. historical events and interpret current events and ideas in a historical context. Discussion covers the rise of industry and the emergence of the United States as a world power. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: HIST 157 or HUMN 120.
26006 S361 13 Mar 24-07 May 24 W 1800-2100 Open Misawa Air Base
Faculty: Harmon, David L. Syllabus Course Materials

In-Person

Note: Meets in-person; 8 Week Hybrid Class; Live-Streaming (video-streamed from Yokosuka); meets Wednesdays
JAPN 111 Elementary Japanese I (3)
For online sections, sound card, microphone, speakers and occasional synchronous work required. (Not open to native speakers of Japanese: assumes no prior knowledge of Japanese. Students with prior experience with the Japanese language should take a placement test to assess appropriate level.) An introduction to spoken and written Japanese language. The objective is to communicate in Japanese in some concrete, real-life situations using culturally appropriate language; read and write hiragana; and read some katakana words in context.
26008 A361 14 Mar 24-07 May 24 Th/T 1830-2130 Open Misawa Air Base
Faculty: Nishikawa, Hiroyuki Syllabus Course Materials

In-Person

Note: Meets in-person; 8 Week Class; meets Thursdays and Tuesdays
MATH 105 Topics for Mathematical Literacy (3)
(For students who do not need a college algebra, statistics, or higher-level mathematics course. Meets the general education requirement in mathematics.) An investigation of contemporary topics in mathematics. The aim is to apply mathematical processes to solve problems involving exponential and logarithmic modeling, personal finance, probability, basic logical thinking, and statistical reasoning.
26017 S361 13 Mar 24-07 May 24 W 1800-2100 Open Misawa Air Base
Faculty: McGinnis, Cynthia L. Syllabus Course Materials

In-Person

Note: Meets in-person; 8 Week Hybrid Class; Live-Streaming (video-streamed from Iwakuni); meets Wednesdays
NUTR 100 Elements of Nutrition (3)
A study of the scientific and quantitative foundations of the applied science of human nutrition. The goal is to understand how nutrition reflects an integration across scientific disciplines and how foods provide important nutrients that provide substance and energy for healthy living. Topics include scientific reasoning, healthy meal planning, and weight management. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: NUTR 100 or NUTR 200.
26020 S361 13 Mar 24-07 May 24 W 1800-2100 Open Misawa Air Base
Faculty: Murray, Douglas B. Syllabus Course Materials

In-Person

Note: Meets in-person; 8 Week Hybrid Class; Live-Streaming (video-streamed from Zama); meets Wednesdays
SPCH 100X Foundations of Speech Communication (3)
(Enrollment restricted to students for whom English is a second language.) An overview of the principles of communication. Verbal and nonverbal language, listening, group dynamics, and public speaking are highlighted. Emphasis is on applying communication principles to contemporary problems and preparing various types of oral discourse. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: SPCH 100, SPCH 100X, SPCH 101, SPCH 107, or SPCH 108.
27480 A361 14 Mar 24-07 May 24 Th/T 1900-2200 Closed Misawa Air Base
Faculty: Staton, Maria S. Syllabus Course Materials

Blended

Note: Blended Bridge Class; meets in-person Thursdays and Tuesdays; This is the optional class in the bridge program for academic English
UMEI 030 Interpersonal Communications Skills (3)
(Does not apply toward degree requirements. Yields institutional credit only.) An advanced study of spoken English as a second language focusing on American English. Opportunities to discuss and write about cultural similarities and differences are provided.
27484 A362 14 Mar 24-07 May 24 Th/T 1900-2200 Closed Misawa Air Base
Faculty: Spachman, Christopher M. Syllabus Course Materials

Blended

Note: Blended Bridge Class; meets in-person Thursdays and Tuesdays; This is the first class in the bridge program for academic English
WRTG 112 Academic Writing II (3)
(The second course in the two-course series WRTG 111-WRTG 112. Fulfills the general education requirement in communications.) Continued practice in reading, writing, and critical thinking with an emphasis on research and argumentation. The goal is to implement strategies for analyzing ideas and rhetorical techniques in academic texts and for conducting academic research. Focus is on writing an argumentative research paper that synthesizes information and ideas from multiple sources and demonstrates critical thinking, varied rhetorical strategies, proper source documentation, and effective language use. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: ENGL 101, ENGL 101X, WRTG 101, WRTG 101S, WRTG 101X, WRTG 112, or WRTG 112X.
25995 A363 13 Mar 24-07 May 24 M 1700-2000 Open Misawa Air Base
Faculty: Staton, Maria S. Syllabus Course Materials

In-Person

Note: Meets in-person; 8 Week Hybrid Class; Live-Streaming (video-streamed to Andersen); meets Mondays
Asia Virtual Classes
ACCT 221 Principles of Accounting II (3)
Prerequisite: ACCT 220. Further study of contemporary accounting practices, with an emphasis on data analysis for financial and managerial accounting. The goal is to analyze business transactions, define the characteristics of business entities, explain the interdependency of financial statements, employ managerial accounting techniques, and communicate this information to users with unique needs. Financial accounting topics include liabilities, equities, investments, and business entities. Managerial accounting topics include job order and process costing, cost-volume-profit analysis, and budgets. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: ACCT 221 or BMGT 221.
26107 A761 13 Mar 24-07 May 24 W 1800-2100 Open Asia Virtual Classes
Faculty: Christensen, Travis L. Syllabus Course Materials
Note: Asia Virtual Class; Meets via Zoom; 8 Week Class; available for Asia-wide enrollment: meets Wednesdays (meeting times JST/KST); VA students: this class is certified as distance learning
ASTD 285 Introduction to Modern East Asia (3)
(Formerly HIST 285.) An interdisciplinary survey of East Asia from the late 17th century--beginning with Ming-Qing China, Tokugawa Japan, and Choson Korea--to the present. The objective is to trace how transformations on global, regional, and local levels led to the development of the modern nation-states of East Asia and to examine how those developments affected the culture of the areas. Topics include the rise of imperialism and colonialism; cross-cultural interactions; and issues of gender, class, and ethnicity in East Asian culture. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: ASTD 160, ASTD 285, or HIST 285.
27575 A761 10 Apr 24-07 May 24 Th/T 1800-2100 Open Asia Virtual Classes
Faculty: Graff, Keith T Syllabus Course Materials
Note: Newly Added! Asia Virtual Class; Meets via Zoom; 4 Week Class; available for Asia-wide enrollment: meets Thursdays and Tuesdays (meeting times JST/KST); VA students: this class is certified as distance learning
BEHS 103 Technology in Contemporary Society (3)
An interdisciplinary introduction to the role of technology in contemporary society. The aim is to apply principles and concepts from a variety of social science disciplines (e.g., anthropology, sociology, psychology, and gerontology) to explore the influence of technology on society and the effect of technological change on our social lives, including our interpersonal relationships, work, culture, and society. Topics include the way technology changes relationships, the cumulative advantages and disadvantages associated with technology, digital natives versus digital immigrants, the pace of technological change, changes to the nature of how people learn and think, and the meaning of technology in society.
26000 A761 13 Mar 24-07 May 24 Th 1800-2100 Open Asia Virtual Classes
Faculty: Harlow, Thomas F. Syllabus Course Materials
Note: Asia Virtual Class; Meets via Zoom; 8 Week Class; combined with Yokosuka; available for Asia-wide enrollment: meets Thursdays (meeting times JST/KST); VA students: this class is certified as distance learning
BIOL 103 Introduction to Biology (4)
(Not open to students majoring in biotechnology or laboratory management or to students who have completed BIOL 101 or BIOL 102. Fulfills the laboratory science requirement.) An introduction to the structure and function of living organisms. The aim is to apply the scientific method and use scientific and quantitative reasoning to make informed decisions about experimental results in the biological sciences. Topics include the chemical foundations of life, cell biology, genetics, evolution, ecosystems, and the interdependence of living organisms. Discussion also covers the importance of the scientific method to biological inquiry and the impact of biological knowledge and technology on human societies. Laboratory activities emphasize the scientific method. Students may receive credit for only one of the following: BIOL 101¿BIOL 102 or BIOL 103.
26108 A761 13 Mar 24-07 May 24 Th 1800-2100 Open Asia Virtual Classes
Faculty: Plucer-Rosario, Gyongyi Syllabus Course Materials
Note: Asia Virtual Class; Meets via Zoom; 8 Week Class; available for Asia-wide enrollment: meets Thursdays (meeting times JST/KST); VA students: this class is certified as distance learning; lab will meet Saturdays 0900-1300 (JST)
BMGT 110 Introduction to Business and Management (3)
(For students with little or no business background. Recommended preparation for many other BMGT courses.) An introduction to the fundamental concepts of business management and leadership. The objective is to understand the interrelated dynamics of business, society, and the economy. Discussion covers business principles and practices in the context of everyday business events and human affairs and from a historical perspective.
26109 A761 27 Mar 24-07 May 24 T 1800-2100 Open Asia Virtual Classes
Faculty: Johnson, James H. Syllabus Course Materials
Note: Asia Virtual Class; Meets via Zoom; 6 Week Class; available for Asia-wide enrollment: meets Tuesdays (meeting times JST/KST); VA students: this class is certified as distance learning
BMGT 380 Business Law I (3)
(Strongly recommended for students seeking careers as CPAs, lawyers, or managers.) A conceptual and functional analysis and application of legal principles and concepts relevant to the conduct and understanding of commercial business transactions in the domestic and global environments. The aim is to evaluate sources of law, legal process, procedures, and remedies and to analyze tort, criminal, and contractual rights, obligations, liabilities, and remedies in the business environment. Topics include the legal, ethical, and social environments of business; civil and criminal law; agency; types of business organizations; and contracts and sales agreements.
27048 A761 13 Mar 24-07 May 24 T 1800-2100 Open Asia Virtual Classes
Faculty: Horigan, Damien P. Syllabus Course Materials
Note: Asia Virtual Class; Meets via Zoom; 8 Week Class; available for Asia-wide enrollment: meets Tuesdays (meeting times JST/KST); VA students: this class is certified as distance learning
ECON 203 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
An analysis of the economic principles underlying the behavior of individual consumers and business firms. The goal is to apply select microeconomic theories to real-world situations. Emphasis is on market theory. Topics include the implications of government intervention, technological innovation, the advantages and disadvantages of different market structures, and income distribution and poverty.
26110 A761 13 Mar 24-07 May 24 W 1800-2100 Open Asia Virtual Classes
Faculty: Johnson, James H. Syllabus Course Materials
Note: Asia Virtual Class; Meets via Zoom; 8 Week Class; available for Asia-wide enrollment: meets Wednesdays (meeting times JST/KST); VA students: this class is certified as distance learning
EDCP 102 Integrated Skills for Academic Success (3)
The development of the academic and study skills needed for success in college-level coursework. The objective is to apply information literacy skills, reading comprehension strategies, note-taking methods, study skills, and critical thinking across various academic disciplines. Focus is on the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
27479 A761 13 Mar 24-07 May 24 W/Th/T 1900-2100 Closed Asia Virtual Classes
Faculty: Feuz, Uraness A. Syllabus Course Materials

Blended

Note: Asia Virtual/Blended Bridge Class; meets via Zoom Wednesdays, Thursdays and Tuesdays; available for Asia-wide enrollment; combined with Sasebo; This is the third class in the bridge program for academic English
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.
26065 A761 10 Apr 24-07 May 24 Th/T 1800-2100 Open Asia Virtual Classes
Faculty: Anthony-Van Orsdal, Anita M. Syllabus Course Materials
Note: Asia Virtual Class; Meets via Zoom; 4 Week Class; combined with Casey; available for Asia-wide enrollment: meets Thursdays and Tuesdays (meeting times JST/KST); VA students: this class is certified as distance learning
HIST 365 Modern America (3)
"A comprehensive survey course that examines the history of the United States from 1933 to 2001. Discussion will focus on the expanding federal government, the Cold War and its legacy, the struggle over constitutional rights and the changing landscape of American culture, society and politics. The goal is to understand the impact of domestic and global issues on American society."
27162 A761 13 Mar 24-07 May 24 F 1800-2100 Open Asia Virtual Classes
Faculty: Anthony-Van Orsdal, Anita M. Syllabus Course Materials
Note: Asia Virtual Class; Meets via Zoom; 8 Week Class; combined with Humphreys; available for Asia-wide enrollment: meets Fridays (meeting times JST/KST); VA students: this class is certified as distance learning
HIST 462 The U.S. Civil War (3)
An examination of the origins, conduct, and impact of the American Civil War and Reconstruction (1850-77). The goal is to apply historical methodology to issues of the Civil War and Reconstruction; assess Civil War strategies, tactics, and operations; and evaluate how race, culture, politics, and technology affected the course of the Civil War and Reconstruction.
26111 A761 13 Mar 24-07 May 24 Th 1800-2100 Open Asia Virtual Classes
Faculty: Harmon, David L. Syllabus Course Materials
Note: Asia Virtual Class; Meets via Zoom; 8 Week Class; available for Asia-wide enrollment: meets Thursdays (meeting times JST/KST); VA students: this class is certified as distance learning
IFSM 300 Information Systems in Organizations (3)
"An overview of information systems and how they provide value by supporting organizational objectives. The goal is to analyze business strategies to recognize how technology solutions enable strategic outcomes and to identify information system requirements by analyzing business processes. Discussion covers concepts of business processes and alignment of information systems solutions to strategic goals."
26112 A761 13 Mar 24-07 May 24 Th 1800-2100 Open Asia Virtual Classes
Faculty: Tiller, Alexandra D. Syllabus Course Materials
Note: Asia Virtual Class; Meets via Zoom; 8 Week Class; available for Asia-wide enrollment: meets Thursdays (meeting times JST/KST); VA students: this class is certified as distance learning
KORN 115 Elementary Korean IV (3)
Prerequisite: KORN 114. Further development of speaking and listening skills and study of linguistic structure. Writing skill is cultivated.
27636 A761 14 Mar 24-07 May 24 Th/T 1800-2100 Open Asia Virtual Classes
Faculty: Shim, Woo-Ill Syllabus Course Materials
Note: Newly Added! Asia Virtual Class; Meets via Zoom; 8 Week Class; available for Asia-wide enrollment: meets Thursdays and Tuesdays (meeting times JST/KST); VA students: this class is certified as distance learning
LIBS 150 Introduction to Research (1)
An introduction to the research process and methods for retrieving information in a library or through online sources. The aim is to identify an information need and locate, evaluate, and use appropriate resources in keeping with academic integrity and ethical standards. Focus is on implementing effective strategies for finding relevant information--including selecting appropriate print and electronic sources and effectively using web search engines and the UMGC Library's electronic resources to find information--and evaluating and correctly citing the information found. Students may not earn credit for LIBS 150 through challenge exam or portfolio credit and may receive credit for only one of the following courses: COMP 111, LIBS 100, or LIBS 150.
26113 A761 23 Mar 24-31 Mar 24 Sa 0900-1630 Open Asia Virtual Classes
Faculty: Kendall, Erika A. Syllabus Course Materials
Note: Asia Virtual Class; Meets via Zoom; 9-day Class; available for Asia-wide enrollment: meets Saturday, 23 March (meeting times JST/KST); VA students: this class is certified as distance learning
LIBS 150 Introduction to Research (1)
An introduction to the research process and methods for retrieving information in a library or through online sources. The aim is to identify an information need and locate, evaluate, and use appropriate resources in keeping with academic integrity and ethical standards. Focus is on implementing effective strategies for finding relevant information--including selecting appropriate print and electronic sources and effectively using web search engines and the UMGC Library's electronic resources to find information--and evaluating and correctly citing the information found. Students may not earn credit for LIBS 150 through challenge exam or portfolio credit and may receive credit for only one of the following courses: COMP 111, LIBS 100, or LIBS 150.
26114 A762 06 Apr 24-14 Apr 24 Sa 0900-1630 Open Asia Virtual Classes
Faculty: Syllabus Course Materials
Note: Asia Virtual Class; Meets via Zoom; 9-day Class; available for Asia-wide enrollment: meets Saturday, 6 April (meeting times JST/KST); VA students: this class is certified as distance learning
LIBS 150 Introduction to Research (1)
An introduction to the research process and methods for retrieving information in a library or through online sources. The aim is to identify an information need and locate, evaluate, and use appropriate resources in keeping with academic integrity and ethical standards. Focus is on implementing effective strategies for finding relevant information--including selecting appropriate print and electronic sources and effectively using web search engines and the UMGC Library's electronic resources to find information--and evaluating and correctly citing the information found. Students may not earn credit for LIBS 150 through challenge exam or portfolio credit and may receive credit for only one of the following courses: COMP 111, LIBS 100, or LIBS 150.
26115 A763 20 Apr 24-28 Apr 24 Sa 0900-1630 Open Asia Virtual Classes
Faculty: Syllabus Course Materials
Note: Asia Virtual Class; Meets via Zoom; 9-day Class; available for Asia-wide enrollment: meets Saturday, 20 April (meeting times JST/KST); VA students: this class is certified as distance learning
MATH 107 College Algebra (3)
(The first course in the two-course series MATH 107-MATH 108. An alternative to MATH 115). An introduction to equations and inequalities and a study of functions and their properties, including the development of graphing skills with polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions. The objective is to apply appropriate technology and demonstrate fluency in the language of algebra; communicate mathematical ideas; perform operations on real numbers, complex numbers, and functions; solve equations and inequalities; analyze and graph circles and functions; and use mathematical modeling to translate, solve, and interpret applied problems. Technology is used for data modeling. Discussion also covers applications. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: MATH 107 or MATH 115.
26116 A761 13 Mar 24-07 May 24 Th 1800-2100 Open Asia Virtual Classes
Faculty: McGinnis, Cynthia L. Syllabus Course Materials
Note: Asia Virtual Class; Meets via Zoom; 8 Week Class; available for Asia-wide enrollment: meets Thursdays (meeting times JST/KST); VA students: this class is certified as distance learning
MUSC 210 Music as Cultural Expression (3)
A study of the role of music in various cultures. The objective is to identify key features that define various genres of world music, articulate the roles and functions of music in world cultures, use the medium of music to explore intercultural relationships, and consciously define personal musical perspectives. Discussion covers music from various cultural traditions and the contexts in which composers and musicians practice their craft. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: HUMN 211 or MUSC 210.
27503 A761 10 Apr 24-07 May 24 F/T 1800-2100 Open Asia Virtual Classes
Faculty: So, Eunsun Syllabus Course Materials
Note: Newly Added! Asia Virtual Class; Meets via Zoom; 4 Week Class; available for Asia-wide enrollment: meets Fridays and Tuesdays (meeting times JST/KST); VA students: this class is certified as distance learning
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