The Foundations in Liberal Arts (FILA) Program ReQuirements | College Catalog

The Foundations in Liberal Arts (FILA) program for general education at Bridgewater College consists of four distinct areas of study: master core skills; engagement in a global society; engagement of ideas across the disciplines; and the integration of skills and ideas. The program consists of between 33–54 semester credit hours, depending on placement scores, courses taken and potential overlap between categories.

Master Core Skills

(Five courses, 7–13 credit hours)

  • Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

    Unit(s): 3

    -or-
    An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

    Unit(s): 3
  • Introduction to academic expository and argumentative writing with a focus on developing rhetorical skills and practices appropriate to a range of disciplines. Instruction in ethical use of material from sources and academic documentation systems. Supplementary writers workshop required based on placement. General Education 2014 master core skill

    Unit(s): 3

    -or- Placement
  • Teaches students how to create and respond to verbal and nonverbal messages across a variety of rhetorical situations. Students will learn the core concepts of public speaking and develop the skills to select organize and deliver material based on the needs of a specific audience. The course will focus on informative and persuasive speaking and may also include introductory speeches special-occasion speeches and business presentations. General Education master core skill

    Unit(s): 3
  • Real numbers exponents radicals and algebraic operations with polynomial and rational functions. Solving equations and graphing expressions involving polynomial and rational functions and exponential and logarithmic functions. Credit may not be received for both MATH 118 and 110. General education master core skill 2016 Summer Session I offered as an online course

    Unit(s): 3

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    The courses are logically divided into four primary areas arithmetic geometry algebra and problem solving. Each of the four areas is studied in both terms. The theory of problem solving is an integral part of all aspects of the courses. The study of arithmetic includes the theory arithmetic operations and the development of skills in computation number theory and patterns in sequences of numbers are used to introduce the basics of mathematical proofs. The study of geometry includes identification of plane and solid geometric shapes computations of perimeter area and volume and trigonometry of right triangles. The study of algebra includes basic algebraic operations computation using functions and graphing. General Education master core skill

    Unit(s): 3

    -or-
    This course is designed to provide development of basic computational skills and introductory algebra concepts like solutions of single variable equations. It will also cover some introductory statistics and probability concepts. Problem solving will be emphasized. The course will contain at least one project that requires students to make extensive use of spreadsheet software like Excel. General Education Master Core Skill

    Unit(s): 3

    -or- Placement
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Engagement in a Global Society

(Four courses, 6–12 credit hours)

World Culture Through Language (Two courses, 0–6 credit hours)
One course in world language at the 102, 201, or 202 level (3 credits)
A placement credit for 202 in World Language course will exempt a student from this requirement.
Degree-seeking international students may petition the vice president for academic affairs to request that their native language and proficiency in English as a second language satisfy the world culture through language requirement.

World Cultures and Global Dynamics (Two courses, 6 credit hours)

One course in World Cultures (3 credit hours)
Requires a prerequisite of PDP 150 or PDP 350

Travel course exploring the visual arts and culture of Spain. General Education Europe FILA world cultures(effective 2016-17) Prerequisites PDP 150 or 350 2017 Interterm Estimated Extra Cost 3876

Unit(s): 3

This course examines the historical similarities and differences between American media and European media. The course will involve approximately a week of classes on the Bridgewater campus prior to traveling to several locations throughout Europe. Three major themes will be explored 1) the use of persuasion and propaganda techniques employed during World War II and the Cold War 2) the development of the European television and film industry (prior to WWII and after it) and 3) issues of media conglomeration globalization and the influence of the American film and television industry on Europe. Cities that may be toured include London Munich Prague Berlin and Paris. (The exact cities to be visited will change each year based on availability of speakers film festivals and museum special exhibits.) Additional costs associated with travel. 2016 Interterm Estimated Extra Cost 2900 Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education world cultures Experiential learning

Unit(s): 3

Explores the role played by traditional American culture including music narrative medicine vernacular architecture and folk art and craft. Much of the course will concentrate on the folk culture of the Shenandoah Valley. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education world cultures Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Study of major writers of 19th and 20th century Russian literature. Texts are read in English translation. Some study of Russian culture is included. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education world cultures

Unit(s): 3

Anthropological survey of Native North American and Meso-American cultures examining features such as traditional subsistence patterns kinship structures religious beliefs and practices social and political structures artistic expression and intellectual history. Focuses on the literary heritage of Native American cultures beginning with the oral tradition and storytelling and continuing on to the Native American Renaissance the proliferation of Native American authors and poets that began in the 1960s and continues to the present. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education world cultures Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Comparison of the similarities and differences between varied World Health Organization ranked global healthcare systems. Emphasis will be placed on exploring delivery financing and effectiveness of services within various healthcare systems with a special focus on sports medicine and related prevention and intervention resources for athletes. The class will travel to Italy and Hungary for 14 days. Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
General education world cultures 2016 Interterm Estimated Extra Cost 4000

Unit(s): 3

FREN/
This interdisciplinary travel course (World Languages and CulturesHistory) examines the history and diverse cultural memory of the First and Second World Wars in Britain France and Belgium. While gaining firsthand experience of contemporary culture and society in theses western European nations the class will focus on specific sites of memory and history of these conflicts including London Paris Normandy the Somme Verdun and southern Belgium. Studying both literature and historical documents students will gain an intimate knowledge of the landscapes experiences and legacies of the world wars within the discreet cultural contexts of Britain France and Belgium. Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
General Education world cultures 2016 Interterm Estimated Extra Cost 3300

Unit(s): 3

Introduction to French culture and its Revolution. Emphasis is on the intellectual artistic political social economic and educational factors. Taught in French. Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 and FREN 202 or permission of instructor General Education World Cultures

Unit(s): 3

Introduction to French culture and its historical development after the Fall of the Ancient Regime and a study of modern-day France including geography and consideration of intellectual artistic political social economic and educational factors. Taught in French. Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 and FREN 202 or permission of instructor General Education World Cultures

Unit(s): 3

Study of specific topics related to the French language culture and civilization. May be taken more than once provided different topics are covered. Taught in French. Prerequisites PDP-150 or PDP-350 and FREN 202 or permission of instructor

Unit(s): 3

Study of German cultures and media by traveling to German-speaking countries such as Germany Austria or Switzerland and other relevant European sites. Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
General education world cultures and experiential learning 2016 Interterm Extra Cost 2900

Unit(s): 3

This course is an examination of Holocaust remembrance as it takes shape in monuments memorials and museums. Students critically engage with conceptions conversations and controversies around memory at the intersection of Holocaust genocide studies public history and museum studies. Students will use documents images and scholarship to explore sites in Germany Poland Israel and the United States. Students will also travel to monuments memorials and museums. Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
FILA world cultures 2017 Interterm Estimated Extra Cost 150

Unit(s): 3

Surveys developments in European history from the French Revolution to the present day. Major topics include the French Revolution and Napoleonic Europe industrialization the rise of new ideologies and systems of thought the new Imperialism the World Wars and the Holocaust rise and fall of communism and the place of Europe in the world in the early 21st century. Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education world cultures Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Examines political economic and culture trends in British history from the Glorious Revolution of 1688 to the present day. Modern Britain stands as one of the cornerstones of the contemporary world and its politics and culture influenced global society in countless way ranging from soccer to modern environmentalism to constitutional law. The course focuses on several major themes including the role of religion finance and industry the royal family sport and most important of all social class in building British society. Students will acquire a basic understanding of the major driving forces of modern British history and the ways that they compare and interrelate with Europe the United State and the world. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 General education world cultures Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Examines the history of American Indians from pre-contact civilizations and cultures to the present. It demonstrates the diversity of individual tribal national and pan-Indian experiences in the context of culture society religion economics politics and law. Students investigate a variety of sources including scholarly and popular non-fictional and fictional writings images songs and films. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education global dynamics Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Examines the history of western intervention imperialism and nation building in Central Asia and Afghanistan from the initial periods of Russian and British expansion into the region in the early eighteenth century to the American and NATO intervention in Afghanistan in the twenty-first century. Major themes include cultural and political interaction between local societies and the British Russians Soviets and Americans. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 General education 2014 world cultures Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Survey of East Asia (China and Japan) from 1800 to the present. Emphasis is upon the different paths towards modernity taken by each society the conflicts involved in the attainment of modernity and the impact of the West during the period. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education world cultures Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Surveys the history of Modern Africa from the era of the trans-Atlantic slave trade to the present and places special emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa. It approaches the history of the continent through consideration of the nature and impact of European intrusion into African societies and African responses to European imperialism. Moreover the course examines how independent African nations have addressed the legacies of their history and the challenges independence has posed for African nations. Special topics include Apartheid the struggle against segregation African women feminism development and the difficulty in creating viable democracies and stable economies in the late twentieth-century. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education world cultures

Unit(s): 3

This courses explores the history of genocide. Examines origins of and paths to genocide including dynamics tied to imperialism race and nationalism also investigates the conception of the word genocide and the development of critical genocide studies as a field of inquiry. Specific case studies that occurred in modern history as well as broader themes give students the opportunity to wrestle with and compare historical dynamics historiographical discussions and theoretical conceptions. Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
FILA world cultures Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

A study of major themes questions events and problems in European history chosen by the instructor. The course will include the examination of primary documents andor artifacts and explore the implications of the theme on the cultures economics and social systems of the region. Examples include the Greeks and the Romans the Crusades the Renaissance the Protestant Reformation and others. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education world cultures

Unit(s): 3

Covers key topics in the modern history of France since 1871. Survey of the modern period of French history through the lens of a special topic. Topics may include France at war in the 20th century French intellectuals and the world multicultural France or social transformation in modern France. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 General education world cultures

Unit(s): 3

A study of major themes questions events and problems in non-western history chosen by the instructor. The course can be either global in perspective or specific to a region. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 General education world cultures

Unit(s): 3

Analyzes Germanic culture contributions by traveling to Germany Austria and Switzerland. Language philosophical influences and theological developments determine the itinerary for the course. Modern history from 16th century to the present suggest sites to be visited. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education world cultures Offered on demand Estimated Extra Cost

Unit(s): 3

Analyzes the historical and cultural roots of Western culture with special concern for the religious and philosophical heritage. Fifteen days of travel are combined with the academic study of the historical sites literature art and concepts of these extraordinary ancient civilizations. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education world cultures Alternate years offered 2017-2018 2016 Interterm Estimated Extra Cost 3400

Unit(s): 3

Comparative analysis of contemporary Latin American politics and governments. Considers political and economic themes noting especially the challenges of democracy development and inequality. Examines the regions relationship with the rest of the world including the United States. Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education world cultures

Unit(s): 3

Studies six contemporary films that depict encounters between members of several world religions including Native American Christian Buddhist Jewish Shinto Hindu and Muslim traditions. Explores inter-religious expressions from curiosity to resentment and hostility to reconciliation within the context of historical political and inter-cultural crises and evolutions. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General education world cultures

Unit(s): 3

The history sociology and archaeology of Palestine as these disciplines relate to the literature religions and cultures of ancient Hebrew society and early Christianity. Following the first week of study on campus two weeks are devoted to visiting sites of biblical and religious importance in Israel and Jordan. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education world cultures Offered on demand

Unit(s): 3

Major living religions of the Near East stressing a sympathetic understanding of the illumination which is provided the adherents of each for daily living as well as some of the cultural expressions of each in those societies where they flourish. Religions studied include Judaism Christianity and Islam. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education world cultures Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Major living religions of the Far East stressing a sympathetic understanding of the illumination which is provided the adherents of each for daily living as well as some of the cultural expressions of each in those societies where they flourish. Religions studied include Hinduism Buddhism and native Chinese religion. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education world cultures Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Human biology and evolution as seen through genetics races archaeology and prehistory and the diversity and uniformity of human behavior as seen through cross-cultural studies. The growth and spread of culture in time and space are reviewed the impact of urbanization industrialization and technological trends on the nature and quality of mans life are examined. (Credit may not be received for both SOC 201 and 202).

Unit(s): 3

An historical and cultural study of Japan with particular attention to religion government and the arts. Consideration is given to daily life in Japan and current problems and changes Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 and SOC 101 General Education World Culture

Unit(s): 3

The racial social and cultural history of Africa in ancient and modern times. Attention is given to the impact of urbanization and to African responses to Western values and institutions as carried to the continent by the Colonial powers. Contemporary political and socioeconomic trends and problems. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and SOC 101 General education world cultures

Unit(s): 3

Through film this course studies the diversity of the peoples and cultures that make up the Hispanic world and the political social and economic topics and issues related to these cultures. Prerequisite
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
General education world cultures 2017 Interterm Estimated Extra Cost 250

Unit(s): 3

Travel course requiring immersion homestay and language courses in the capital city. Covers themes of Central American life and cultures. Includes excursions out of the city to gain a greater awareness of the whole society within the regional context. Prerequisites PDP-150 or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
General Education World Cultures Estimated Extra Cost 3000

Unit(s): 3

This course is an introduction to the life culture and history of Spain. Through homestays with families daily language classes and various excursions students will be immersed in the life and culture of Spain to experience firsthand the Spanish lifestyle through its art food music marketplaces historical landmarks and landscapes. Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
General education world cultures and experiential learning Estimated Extra Cost 3700

Unit(s): 3

This course will examine the social construction of masculinity in the Hispanic world. We will read about and study concepts such as honor shame sexual identity machismo and their correlated societal effects. We will also research and discuss the topics of gender relations and sexuality and how these themes intersect with issues of race class and politics. We will explore the construction of masculinity in specific areas such as sports (futbol) and dance (tango salsa etc.). Our readings will primarily be in Spanish but will come from Spain Central and South America and also the United States. Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
ENG-110 and
Continued strengthening of core skills with a practical approach. Emphasis given to augment professional competency in the language through career focused vocabulary and grammatical structures in key career fields. Modern cultural and literary texts are included. Prerequisites SPAN 201 or placement

Unit(s): 3
General education world cultures and writing intensive

Unit(s): 3

One course in Global Dynamics (3 credit hours)
Requires a prerequisite of PDP 150 or PDP 350

Human populations throughout the world differ in their physical appearance behavior customs lifestyles etc. Students learn about the biological basis of human homogeneity and diversity and critically examine the construct of race as a sanctioned method of classifying human species into different groups. Consideration of biological principles that define species and subgroups and discussion of key differences between early and modern techniques that biologists use to classify organisms. Case studies and examples from geographic locations around the world address some of the enormous social implications (health care education law enforcement) of using faulty science to group human beings into distinct racial categories Prerequisites PDP 150 OR 350 ENG 110 MATH 110 or MATH 115 or MATH 118 and BIOL 100 or BIOL 110 General Education 2014 Global dynamics Alternate years offered 2014-2015

Unit(s): 3

Theoretical and practical survey of intercultural communication processes. Examines intrapersonal interpersonal organizational and mass media dimensions of intercultural communication. The course specifically focuses on the distinctive cultural behaviors expectations values and power dynamics that affect our abilities to communicate effectively and people from diverse cultures. Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education global dynamics Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Traces the growth and development of the U.S. economy and economic institutions from the Colonial era to the present with special emphasis on key institutions and events such as slavery industrialization the rise of big business and the Great Depression. Prerequisites ECON 200 or 210 General Education 2014 global dynamics

Unit(s): 3

Theory of international economic interrelationships including trade finance and monetary policies and institutions. Prerequisite ECON 200 or 210 General education 2014 global dynamics

Unit(s): 3

Introduces students to the concept of folk groups and the ways they have been represented to mainstream cultures through the media of film and literature. Explores literature in conjunction with viewing of film and television depictions of the folk as well as documentary films made by folklorists. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education global dynamics Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Introduces students to the elements of American culture in the interdisciplinary manner of American studies. After gaining an understanding of the academic field itself students explore the variety of ways to consider American culture including methodological and genre-based approaches. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General education global dynamics Writing Intensive

Unit(s): 3

Study of French and American Films and fiction to explore competing narratives and representations that have shaped perceptions of Viet nam in France and the United States. Special attention given to literature cinema and art by overseas Vietnamese in France and in the Unuited States. Readings and documentaries provide historical background and critical orientation to discuss how art reflects and influences society. Taught in English. Credit available for French majors and minors upon completion of a French language component. Prerequisite PDP 150 or 350 General Education Global Dynamics

Unit(s): 3

Study of contemporary topics and world issues related to the cultures of the German-speaking world. Explores political social and economic structures through literature film the visual arts andor music. Taught in English. Credit available for German minors upon completion of a German language component. Prerequisite
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
FILA general education global dynamics

Unit(s): 3

Examines the foundations nature and impact of the Second World War in Africa the Middle East and Asia. Emphasizes the role of ideology including fascism communism militarism imperialism and colonial nationalism in shaping the experiences of both western and non-western powers in these regions from the late 1930s to 1945. Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 FILA general education global dynamics

Unit(s): 3

A travel course that offers a firsthand examination of the cultural political and religious legacies of three separate empires - the Delhi Sultanate the Mughals and the British Raj - in contemporary India. While expediting the vast array of Indian cultures in general students will explore a number of past and current political and religion centers and examine the role of competing imperial frameworks in shaping the simultaneous unities and divisions in modern India. The course will focus on Northern India including Delhi Agra the Great Indian Desert (Thar) in Rajasthan British hill stations in the Himalayas and the Hindu holy city of Hardwar on the River Ganges. Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education Global dynamics Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Explores womens histories within various global contexts. It stresses the construction of gender norms and their evolution over time and encourages comparison of womens lives and experiences across various cultural contexts. Topics include womens political rights and participation womens education and literacy womens sexuality and reproduction andor womens work. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 General education global dynamics

Unit(s): 3

Analyzes the connection between the medieval crusading movement and modern Middle Eastern terrorism by analyzing the historical context for claims used to justify violent Islamic extremism. Students work to build a balanced historical perspective and engage their social responsibility to present reasoned opinions in the public discourse over modern terrorism. Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
General education global dynamics Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Introduces students to the world as a site of political activity. Examines institutions and processes on a global scale. Topics include sovereignty power globalization war multilateral institutions the environment trade development poverty and a variety of current events. Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education Global Dynamics

Unit(s): 3

Introduces the diversity of political structures processes cultures ideologies and change (revolution democratization etc.) as manifested in multiple national political systems in the global community. Introduces the application of social science methods to political phenomena. Considers the outcomes of political systems for human well-being. Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education global dynamics

Unit(s): 3

Examines human understanding of the institution of warfare and alternative means of managing large-scale conflict. Also studies the concept of peace including the personal and policy implications of the various definitions of the term. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education Global Dynamics & Writing Intensive Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

History structures issues and politics of the United Nations and a consideration of the organizations role in world politics. This course may include travel to New York City or Washington DC. Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education Global dynamics 2017 Interterm Estimated Extra Cost for travel to Washington DC 150 Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Intertermfirst summer session travel course in which students travel to a site of recent political and social changes to explore the causes dynamics and implications of revolutionary change. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education Global dynamics Alternate years offered 2016-2017 Estimated Extra Cost 3750

Unit(s): 3

Major themes questions problems and events in global politics as chosen by the instructor. Students will engage in written and public discourse concerning topics that are global in scope and important to understanding politics in the twenty-first century. Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
FILA global dynamics

Unit(s): 3

Examination of major foreign policy issues facing the United States and consideration of policy options available. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 FILA general education global dynamics

Unit(s): 3

Political implications of global economic relations including such topics as the politics of trade monetary relations financial crises development global systems of production and consumption and multinational corporations. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General education global dynamics & writing intensive Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

PSCI/
Interdisciplinary exploration of the power and dynamics of human similarities and differences on a global scale. Covers globalization from the perspective of identity and difference and provides opportunities to question contemporary assumptions values and patterns of behavior with the goal of making global interactions more constructive and more peaceful. Prerequisite PDP 150350 General Education Global Dynamics

Unit(s): 3

This course introduces theoretical and practical paradigms within the emerging field of Interfaith Studies. It explores how college students can become interfaith advocates and leaders who shift public discourse and practices from conflict to cooperation. It teaches foundational tenets within multiple religious traditions that advocate for and promote peace skills inherent to interfaith advocacy current interreligious issues in the news and successful models of interfaith understanding and cooperation. It will provide foundational concepts and skills for students interested in Global Studies Interfaith Studies and Peace Studies. Prerequisite
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3


Unit(s): 3

Provides extraordinary opportunities for Bridgewater students to meet a broad range of Israelis and Palestinians and learn about their individual perspectives and shared challenge of finding peace in the religion. They will listen learn dialogue and do volunteer work with others. Students will meet Israeli Jews and Arabs Palestinian Christians and Muslims rabbis imams IDF soldiers settlers and many peacemakers. Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
General education global dynamics ad experiential learning Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Introduction to the theory and practice of cultural studies engaging with major themes and scholarly research in the interdisciplinary field. A critical perspective on mass media and popular culture is emphasized. Topics include ideology neoliberalism recursivity patriarchy racism and celebrity fetishism. Prerequisite PDP 150 or 350

Unit(s): 3

The nature of racial relations and inequalities in American society including their historical origins and relationship to Western capitalist development. The ethnic composition of contemporary American society impact of legal and illegal immigration patterns dynamics of modern structures and institutions the Civil Rights Movement inter-ethnic conflicts and attitudes multiculturalism and status of affirmative action are analyzed in the context of national and global social change. Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 and SOC 101 General education global dynamics

Unit(s): 3

Introduction to a variety of conceptual frameworks and theoretical lenses relating to human gender and sexualities including social constructionism political economy and cultural studies. A critical global historical and sociological approach will be emphasized to unpack gendered ad sexualized social structures like patriarchy heterosexism and hegemonic masculinity. Special attention will be paid to social movements and challenges to powerresource inequalities made by gender and sexuality-based minority groups. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and SOC 101 Offered alternate years 2016-2017 General Education global dynamics

Unit(s): 3

Examination of the growing ethnic diversity in the Shenandoah Valley through study of contemporary theories and research on immigration. Hands-on field experience includes first-hand interaction with local immigrants and is particularly beneficial for students seeking Spanish language intercultural andor service-learning experience. Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 and SOC 101 General Education 2014 Global Dynamics Alternate years offered 2015-2016

Unit(s): 3

Dilemmas tensions and theoretical and policy issues related to the position of Third World countries in the modern world. Questions of urbanization industrialization modernization westernization and distribution of economic resources are discussed. Various theories of development and underdevelopment are critically examined. Prerequisite PDP-150 or PDP-350 and SOC 101 General education global dynamics

Unit(s): 3

Engagement of Ideas Across the Disciplines

(Six courses, 19 credit hours)

One course in Fine Arts and Music (3 credit hours)
Requires a prerequisite or corequisite of a master core skills course

An introductory exploration of 3-D forms in various materials including wood clay plaster and metals. Emphasis in this course is on developing technical and critical skills in the sculpture studio. This course is designed to provide a foundation for students planning to take advanced sculpture and ceramics courses. Art 115 also functions as a stand-alone introduction to the technical and critical aesthetic fundamentals of sculpture. Corequisite ENG 110 General Education fine arts & music

Unit(s): 3

A studio based exploration of drawing from observation using basic materials like graphite and charcoal. This course investigates drawing as a process generating and critically evaluating visual ideas as well as producing visual imagery. Art 130 is a foundation course for students planning to take advanced art courses in any medium. As a stand-alone this course builds practical and theoretical skills in seeing and making the 2-D images we call drawings. Corequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education fine arts & music

Unit(s): 3

An overview of the history of art from the mysterious cave paintings and carvings of the Paleolithic to the towering structures of Gothic cathedrals. This course is a requirement for art majors and minors and is very highly recommended to other students as a visual approach to the study of history and society. Prerequisites PDP 150 or 350 ENG 110 General Education fine arts & music Writing intensive

Unit(s): 3

An overview of the history of art from the Renaissance to the present. This course is a requirement for art majors and minors and is very highly recommended for other students as a visual approach to the study of history and society. Corequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education fine arts & music

Unit(s): 3

Critical study of the visual arts of the last 100 years with emphasis on understanding the implications of the concepts we know as modernism and postmodernism. Prerequisites PDP 150 or 350 ENG 110 General Education fine arts & music Writing intensive

Unit(s): 3

This course is a critical exploration into the views and theories shaping the production of art from the late 20th century into the early 21st century. Starting with an understanding of postmodernism in an art context this course examines the impacts of globalization identity representation and environmental issues as major paradigms shaping contemporary art practice. Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
and ENG-110 Writing intensive

Unit(s): 3

Studio course working with clay to create sculptural forms using coils slabs and press molds. Corequisite ENG 110 General education fine arts & music

Unit(s): 3

Studio introduction to the potters wheel as a tool in the production of functional and sculptural clay forms. Corequisite ENG 110 General Education fine arts & music

Unit(s): 3

A studio based exploration into visual communication with typography and images using Adobe Creative Cloud applications. Emphasis is placed on the design process and creative thinking. Corequisite ENG 110 General Education fine arts and music

Unit(s): 3

A project based investigation of the materials practices and aesthetics of painting with emphasis on how these three elements work together to create compelling 2-D colored images. This course provides practical and theoretical foundations for four hundred-level courses in drawing and painting and for independent work in these media. Corequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education fine arts and music

Unit(s): 3

Learn to skillfully and confidently use digital cameras and software including Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop to create compelling photographs. Emphasis is placed on composition visual communication and creative process in a contemporary photography context. Note Students must provide a digital camera capable of manual exposure and Raw image capture. Corequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education fine arts and music

Unit(s): 3

Produce short videos using digital cameras and editing software. Emphasis is placed on developing skills in camera operation lighting audio and editing and development of effective narrative structure and non-fiction storytelling. Note Students must provide a DSLR or compact camera capable of HD video capture and external hard drive appropriate for video editing. Corequisite COMM 100 General Education fine arts and music

Unit(s): 3

Study of specific topics related to Fine Arts including theatre visual arts cinema and music. The course considers the development of the idea of being modern and living a modern life springing from Baudelaires essay of art criticism The Painter of Modern Life (Le peintre de la vie moderne). This course may count toward a French majorminorconcentration with completion of appropriate requirements to be determined by the instructor. Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
General education fine arts and music

Unit(s): 3

No musical experience required. An introduction to reading music scales key signatures intervals rhythms instruments and score study. Hands-on musical activities include eurhythmics singing and the playing of simple percussive and melodic instruments. Serves as a prerequisite to some courses in music students may place out of this course by passing the music fundamentals diagnostic test. Corequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 General education fine arts & music

Unit(s): 3

Listening and learning to recognize forms styles composers and works in Western music from the early Christian era to the present. Corequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 FILA general Education fine arts & music

Unit(s): 3

American musical life from colonial times to the present. Samplings include music following both the European classical tradition (operatic choral symphonic etc.) and Americas popular tradition (ragtime jazz rock etc.). Specific topics in the general areas are treated in detail by individual research. Corequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 FILA general education fine arts and music

Unit(s): 3

Designed to increase the appreciation and enjoyment of jazz. The history and techniques of American jazz will be examined by lecture demonstration and recordings. Differences in the music elements of the major jazz styles will be highlighted. Corequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 FILA general education fine arts and music

Unit(s): 3

A survey of musical practices from around the world and a study of the roles the music making plays within a cultural context. Music culture and the connection between the two will be understood through lecture recordings video and through fieldwork involving observation and interview. Corequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 General education fine arts and music 2016 Interterm Estimated Extra Cost 500

Unit(s): 3

History of Western musical style from the early Christian era to 1750 including medieval Renaissance and Baroque eras. Listening and reading assignments focus on specific composers and works as they relate to historical trends in musical style. Prerequisites MUS 110 General education fine arts and music

Unit(s): 3

History of Western musical style including Classical and Romantic eras as well as music of the 20th century. Listening and reading assignments focus on specific composers and works as they relate to historical trends in musical style. Prerequisites MUS 110 General education fine arts and music

Unit(s): 3

Analytical study of the history of dramatic music especially opera and oratorio. Listening and reading assignments focus on specific composers and works as they relate to historical trends in musical style. Prerequisite PDP-150 or PDP-350 General Education Fine arts & music

Unit(s): 3

In order to fulfill the three-credit fine arts requirement through music ensemble participation students enroll in a large ensemble (
A select choral ensemble of about 45 singers who rehearse a wide variety of choral literature in preparation for the ensembles annual spring concert tour. The Concert Choir serves as the Colleges ceremonial chorus. Prerequisite audition required

Unit(s): 1
Concert Choir
An ensemble of about 25 advanced singers. Appears on-and off-campus throughout the entire year in a variety of programs. Tours with the Concert Choir each spring. Makes occasional concert tours to distant locations in the United States and abroad. Members of the Chorale are required to be members of the Concert Choir (MUS 441). Membership is determines by auditions which are held in the spring for the following year. Prerequisites audition required

Unit(s): 1
Chorale
Performs a wide variety of concert band literature on and off campus. Instrumental music majors are required to enroll in this ensemble. Prerequisite Previous instrumental music experience

Unit(s): 1
Symphonic Band or
Performs a wide variety of jazz literature on and off campus. Ensemble members who are instrumental music majors are required to also be members of the Symphonic Band MUS 443 Prerequisite Audition required

Unit(s): 1
Jazz Ensemble) for consecutive fall and spring semesters earning two credits. During the spring semester of their ensemble participation students also enroll in MUS-447 Topics for Ensembles in Context. In this course students further study the repertoire and musical techniques that they experience from a performers perspective in their ensembles. Repertoire will be examined within historical cultural and theoretical contexts with an emphasis on engaging critical thinking skills analysis interpretation and critical listening. Coursework includes critical reviews of performances and repertoire reflections on musical technique and discussions relating to musical interpretation and ensemble participation. Course may be taken more than once provided different topics are covered. Corequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
General education fine arts and music

Unit(s): 1

Study of specific topics related to fine arts including theatre visual arts cinema and music. May be taken more than once provided different topics are covered. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
and
Continued strengthening of core skills with a practical approach. Emphasis given to augment professional competency in the language through career focused vocabulary and grammatical structures in key career fields. Modern cultural and literary texts are included. Prerequisites SPAN 201 or placement

Unit(s): 3


Unit(s): 3

This course is a study of the history and production of cinema in the Hispanic world. It examines the development of the cinematic arts studies examples of unique cultural cinematic production and analyzes relevant techniques and historical contexts. Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
and
Continued strengthening of core skills with a practical approach. Emphasis given to augment professional competency in the language through career focused vocabulary and grammatical structures in key career fields. Modern cultural and literary texts are included. Prerequisites SPAN 201 or placement

Unit(s): 3
General education fine arts and music

Unit(s): 3

This course is an introduction to the many elements involved in Western theatre production with emphases on two of the primary areas of design construction and implementation scenery and costumes and an integration with stage management. The class will explore concepts techniques equipment and materials necessary for a successful theatrical production emphasizing problem solving through research experimentation and collaboration. Students will be challenged to engage and understand the interrelationships between the various elements involved in mounting a stage production and how these elements relate to and affect the other aspects of dramatic art. Previous experience with theatre is not necessary. Corequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 General education fine arts & music

Unit(s): 3

An introduction to the many elements involved in Western theatre production with a special focus on stage management and emphases on two of the primary areas of design construction and implementation lighting and sound. The class will explore concepts techniques equipment and materials necessary for a successful theatrical production emphasizing problem solving through research experimentation and collaboration. Students will be challenged to engage and understand the interrelationships between the various elements involved in mounting a stage production and how these elements relate to and affect the other aspects of dramatic art. Previous experience with theatre is not necessary. Co-requisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3


Unit(s): 3

This course is a practical study of the various theories techniques and materials used in scenic painting. Focusing on theory and practice this course will encompass a systematic approach to painting theatrical scenery. Emphasis will be placed on traditional scene painting techniques including material selection (brushes and paints) and their practical application through design reproductions and faux finishes as well as the tools and paints that have been developed to support those techniques. Students will learn how the theories and techniques of scenic painting have changed historically and learn how these unique changes have impacted the material and techniques utilized by the scenic painter. This course will engage with the unique qualities of different types of paint noting how they will perform on different types of materials and how that knowledge can be used to created effective results. Projects will include painting stage drops creating stained glass windows with paint faux marble and wood grain finishes photos and designer renderings. Corequisite
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
FILA general education fine arts & music (effective 2016-17)

Unit(s): 3

Traces the development of dramatic art and the history of theatrical production from its ritual beginnings to the English Restoration. It will place dramatic art and theatre history in context by engaging with the social political and cultural conditions of specific historical moments. Topics of study will include Greek Drama Roman spectacle Sanskrit Drama Noh Drama early Medieval religious and secular theatre Italian commedia dellarte Renaissance and Baroque pageantry and the English Restoration. The approach will be a documentary one. Students will read specific play texts in conjunction with primary evidence both textural and pictorial using both to illuminate the creation and history of theatre. Corequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education Fine arts and music Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Survey of post-Restoration theatrical culture history and production forms. Though it is a continuation of the World Theatre History I the student need not have taken the previous course. Students will begin examining theatrical history and expression in Turkey China and Japan and move across the European continent focusing on the rise of European modernity. Students will cover Romantic theatre and opera melodrama and poetic spectacle Realism Naturalism and the independent theatre movement as well as the innovation of early 20th century theatrical practitioners. The approach will be a documentary one. Students will read specific play texts in conjunction with primary evidence textural and pictorial using both to illuminate the creation and history of theatre. Corequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education Fine arts & music Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

An exploration of the rich and varied theatrical scenes in London through nightly attendance at professional and nonprofessional productions. The group attends professional West End classical modern and musical productions. A music hall performance and holiday pantomime as well as lively nonprofessional theatre in the London suburbs are on the itinerary. Daytime backstage tours and visits to the Theatre Museum and other locations of theatrical historical and cultural interests complement the experience as do side-trips to Stratford-upon-Avon and Oxford. Offered on demand. Corequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 General education fine arts and music Estimated Extra Cost 3500 Offered on demand

Unit(s): 3

Acting provides the student with an organized and practical approach to acting. A systematic approach to acting through a thorough examination and application of Konstantin Stanislavskis system of acting with in depth attention to the technique of the actor and their use of body and voice. Textual analysis scene work monologues auditioning performance pieces and various training exercises will be used. No theatre experience is necessary. Corequisite
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
Alternate years offered 2017-2018 FILA fine arts & music (effective 2016-17)

Unit(s): 3

Designed to introduce the student to the basic fundamentals of directing plays for the stage. Students will carefully examine play structure and analysis communication with the actor and designer and rehearsal process and performance. Students will explore the work of the director through laboratory exercise and short performance piece where students cast and direct their own scenes. Examining the techniques of many of the most influential 20th century stage directors students will work towards a technique that the student can call hisher own. Practical work will be combined with written analysis in addition to the final short student-director production. Corequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 General education fine arts & music Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

This course will introduce the student to the physical vocal and mental worlds of various styles and techniques of non-realistic performance traditions. Students will experiment with a variety of acting styles and techniques including Greek Shakespearean Restoration Modern and Post-Modern performance. This course is a practical expression of the theoretical and historical. Textual analysis scene work monologues and various training exercises will be used. No theatre experience is necessary. Corequisite
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3


Unit(s): 3

Environmental theatre began in the 1960s in response to the social and political climate of the time. Performers and performance groups pushed the boundaries of what was traditionally thought of as theatre and as a result restructured and reinvigorated the fundamental understanding of what performance was and its function within society. Environmental theatre continues to be a powerful vehicle for social commentary. The objective of this course is three-fold to introduce the student to the cultural social and political richness of environmental theatre including site-specific performance to provide a historical understanding of the period by highlighting how the original practitioners and their works were directly influenced by cultural events of the time and to involve the student in the process of creating and performing their own individual and group site-specific environmental performance piece. Corequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education Fine arts and music

Unit(s): 3

Movement for Theatre is designed to help the student better understand herhis body and its potential and capacities for creative expression on the stage. Through studio explorations readings and presentations the student will be invited to find herhis physical neutral so that choice and growth become possible. Working as a soloist in duets and groups the student will develop new ways to listen and communicate through movement. Applications of these newly developed skills will extend beyond the stage. No previous theatre or movement experience necessary. Corequisite
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
General education fine arts and music

Unit(s): 3

One course in Literature (3 credit hours)
Requires a prerequisite or corequisite of a master core skills course
Any course in English (ENG) numbered 325 – 400W

Study of German-language fiction non-fiction drama and poetry. Additionally students will gain knowledge of Germanic political cultural and literary histories. Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
and ENG-110 General education literature and writing intensive

Unit(s): 3

ENG/
Selected readings of the fiction drama poetry and non-fiction prose of French literature. Includes study of French political and cultural history as a way to examine recurring themes innovation and movements in literature. Prerequisites PDP 150 or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
and ENG 110 General education literature and writing intensive

Unit(s): 3

ENG/
Examination of theatrical literature and forms from the late 19th century well-made plays Realism Expressionism Futurism and Symbolism to Epic theatre and the Theatre of the Absurd. Playwrights such as Henrik Ibsen Bernard Shaw Anton Chekhov Eugene ONeill Bertolt Brecht Samuel Beckett and others will be studied. The goals of this course are for students to gain an understanding of the scope history techniques and influence of Modern Drama. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education Literature & Writing Intensive Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

ENG/
Contemporary theatrical forms of American and British drama. Students will begin with post-World War II dramatic works and move sequentially to the present day. Some areas of attention will be the angry young men metadrama gender race and ethnicity the new brutalism and contemporary docudrama. Particular focus will be on how play texts engage with the cultural and historical moment of their creation. The goals of this course are for students to gain an understanding of the scope history techniques and influence of contemporary drama. Playwrights such as John Osborne Edward Albee Edward Bond Jos Rivera Martin McDonagh Tony Kushner Sarah Kane Suzan Lori-Parks Nilo Cruz Moiss Kaufman Sarah Ruhl and others will be studied. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education Literature & Writing Intensive Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Representative French authors from the Middle Ages through the 18th-century including social and historical background. Taught in French. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education Literature and Writing Intensive

Unit(s): 3

Representative French authors from the 19th and 20th centuries. Social and historical background is included. Taught in French. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education Literature and Writing Intensive

Unit(s): 3

Writings of representative Francophone authors (African Caribbean Quebecois) primarily of short stories poetry and plays. Taught in French. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education Literature and Writing Intensive

Unit(s): 3

Representative authors works and literary movement of Spain including social and historical background. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
and
Continued strengthening of core skills with a practical approach. Emphasis given to augment professional competency in the language through career focused vocabulary and grammatical structures in key career fields. Modern cultural and literary texts are included. Prerequisites SPAN 201 or placement

Unit(s): 3
General Education literature

Unit(s): 3

Representative authors works and literary movements of Latin America including social and historical background. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
and SPAN 202 or permission of instructor General education literature

Unit(s): 3

One course in History (3 credit hours)
Requires a prerequisite or corequisite of a master core skills course

An examination of the multiple global narratives that comprise human development and interaction prior to 1500 with primary focus on early human activity the development of complex societies classical and post-classical ages and expansion of post-classical cross-cultural involvement. Corequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education history

Unit(s): 3

An examination of the multiple global narratives that comprise human development and interaction since 1500 with primary focus on the origins of global interdependence the ages of revolution industry and empire and the twentieth century. Corequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education history

Unit(s): 3

Examines political economic and cultural trends in world history over the course of the twentieth century with emphasis on the interconnectivity of world peoples and places. Major themes include trade ideology conflict culture and globalization. Corequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 General education history

Unit(s): 3

Examines the history of the Pacific Ocean world from around 1500 to the present. While surveying the histories of key societies in the Asia-Pacific region the course also examines the intricate connections in this diverse world. Major themes include cultural encounters trade migration empires and conflicts. FILA history Corequisite
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3


Unit(s): 3

Examines the rise and fall of an Atlantic World system that tied Europe Africa and the Americas into a web of cultural political and economic interdependence. Major themes include different models of New World exploration colonization by European colonial powers missionary activities and religious migrations the ramifications of New World slavery encounters and conflicts between native and colonial peoples and the development of nation states in the Western Hemisphere. Corequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
General education history

Unit(s): 3

Survey of the African American experience in the U.S. from 1607 until the present. Emphasizes the South but incorporates the national level. Major themes include slavery slavery politics civil rights family life black culture migration patterns and religion. Corequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 General education history

Unit(s): 3

Examines political economic cultural and religious trends in the greater Middle East from the birth of Islam in the seventh century to the present day. Major themes include the origins of Islam and the rise of Islamic empires and cultures the development of an early modern polity under the Ottomans European imperialism and the influence of nationalism(s) resources conflicts and religious revival in the 20th and early 21st centuries. Corequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
General education history

Unit(s): 3

A survey of modern ethical dilemmas drawn from the 18th century to the 21st century and from around the world that have challenged societies to rethink their economic political and social practices in the interests of ethical or moral reform. Major themes include the rise of the abolitionist movement and its relation to human trafficking today the moral status of warfare and various tactics of war such as torture. Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
and ENG-110 General education history and ethical reasoning

Unit(s): 3

One course in Philosophy or Religion (3 credit hours)
Requires a prerequisite or corequisite of a master core skills course

Traces the evolution of economic thought from ancient times to the present with special emphasis on Adam Smith the classical school socialism Marx marginalism the neoclassical school Keynes and Friedman. Prerequisites ECON 200 or 210 General Education 2014 philosophy or religion Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

A survey of French thought drawing together the evolution of French culture through study of representative philosophers and theologians. Taught in English. Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
and ENG-110

Unit(s): 3

Examines fundamental themes of philosophy such as the possibility and nature of knowledge whether or not human beings are free arguments for and against the existence of God the nature of good and evil what makes a good life and mortality. Corequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
and ENG-110 General Education philosophy or religion

Unit(s): 3

Examines pressing moral and philosophical questions that have become major political issues of our day. Problems considered include abortion sexism racism drugs privacy and censorship civil disobedience and others of interest to the group. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education philosophy or religion and ethical reasoning Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

A systematic philosophical analysis of the major entertainment media of modern American culture aimed at determining the values reflected in and arising from popular movies television comics music and literature. Students select and research materials from the most popular national media assessing the reasons for their extreme popularity. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education philosophy or religion Ethical Reasoning and Writing Intensive Offered on demand

Unit(s): 3

Confronts a number of modern scientific and ethical problems including abortion genetic testing genetically modified plants and animals stem cells gene therapy research on humans and physician-assisted suicide. Biology and biotechnology often confound our notions of right and wrong and what ethical behavior is. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education philosophy or religion and Ethical Reasoning Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Skills of reasoning for solving problems found in ordinary language deductive and inductive formats and in common fallacies. A brief introduction to symbolic logic scientific method and probability. Prerequisite ENG 110 General Education philosophy or religion

Unit(s): 3

Examines significant ethical theories such as those based upon duty the results of actions virtue the benefit of actions to self and the benefit of actions to others. We will examine primary texts from thinkers such as Aristotle Mill Kant and Nietzsche. Prerequisites PDP 150 or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
ENG-110 General education philosophy and religion and ethical reasoning

Unit(s): 3

Pressing issues confronting professionals in a technological era. Utilizing the insights of philosophical and religious ethics the course examines the responsibilities of the professional person in business medicine law education the ministry and other fields. Problems considered include confidentiality accountability whistleblowing governmental regulation and ethical codes. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 ENG 110 and junior or senior standing General Education philosophy or religion Ethical Reasoning Course

Unit(s): 3

Introduces ethical issues related to gender race and class. Surveys the development of identity-related critiques of traditional ethical theories and examines how the concept of the good life is related to identity. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education philosophy or religion Ethical Reasoning & Writing Intensive Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Traces the history of Western thought from its foundations with the Presocratic thinkers Plato and Aristotle to its offspring in Hellenistic thought and down to Medieval thought. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education philosophy or religion Ethical Reasoning & Writing Intensive Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

The primary works of thinkers from Descartes to Hegel are analyzed and the historical relationship between those thinkers and their influence upon the Western world are examined. Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education philosophy or religion Writing Intensive Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Developments in the 20th and 21st century Western philosophy are analyzed using primary texts from both Analytic and Continental traditions. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education philosophy or religion Writing Intensive Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Concepts and problems associated with theistic faith in the West. Areas of inquiry and reflection include the relation of philosophy to religion arguments for and against the existence of God the problem of evil the nature of religious experience (including miracles and mystical experience) the purpose and meaning of religious language and the immortality of the soul. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education philosophy or religion Offered on demand

Unit(s): 3

Interaction of philosophy and science that affects human understanding of the physical universe life the mind and human values. Investigations are made into methods of research physical evidence defining our universe the principle of relativity the uncertainty principle predictive knowledge and related topics. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education philosophy or religion Writing Intensive Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Examines the historical development of environmental ethics in the U.S. major ethical approaches to contemporary environmental issues and the application of those theories to particular topics such as ecojustice biodiversity and global warming. Readings will be drawn from a wide range of sources from ancient scripture to current news reports. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education philosophy or religion Ethical Reasoning & Writing Intensive

Unit(s): 3

Analyzes philosophically the eras of the 20th century considered modernism and postmodernism. Some key ideas of relativity literary criticism modern warfare social norms and ethical values from art literature sciences social sciences and philosophy.

Unit(s): 3

Changing conceptions of freedom and virtue in ancient Greece to contemporary political philosophy. Students analyze popular films to illustrate and critique philosophical theories. Prerequisite ENG 110 and PDP 150 or 350 General Education philosophy or religion & ethical reasoning

Unit(s): 3

Examination of the origins and development of contemporary notions of freedom democracy and equality from Nietzsche to contemporary political philosophy. Topics include liberalism libertarianism and post-modern political thought. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education 2014 Philosophy or Religion Ethical Reasoning Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

The objective of this course is to introduce to 1) the variety of intellectual disciplines by means of which religions may be studied and 2) the basic concepts that make up a religious worldview including concepts of the sacred religious symbolism myth doctrine ritual soteriology and ethics. A central question of the course is how and to what degree these concepts and practices cross over between world religions including Judaism Christianity Islam Hinduism Buddhism Chinese traditions Japanese traditions and secular humanism. The professor will acquaint students with a variety of methodologies within the field of Religious Studies from theological literary and historical to anthropological sociological and phenomenological approaches. A handful of films will be screened that illustrate particular concepts practices and struggles within several religious traditions. Prerequisite ENG 110 General Education Philosophy or Religion Experiential Learning

Unit(s): 3

Christian beginnings with emphasis upon the literature and thought of the early Christian community. Introduces information and skills necessary for examining the New Testament documents and their relevance in the history of Western culture. Prerequisite ENG 110 General education philosophy or religion

Unit(s): 3

REL/
Examines fundamental questions in metaphysics epistemology aesthetics and ethics from both a philosophical and a theological perspective. Introduces methods and subjects of study in the disciplines of Philosophy and Religion. Designed and intended for students who are considering a major or minor in Philosophy and Religion. Corequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 General education philosophy or religion Offered on demand

Unit(s): 3

The person and significance of Jesus as understood in his own time and throughout history. Examines literature art and film to appreciate how the perceptions of Jesus change and develop within various social and historical contexts. Prerequisites ENG 110 General Education philosophy or religion Alternate years 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

REL/
Social and political structures of the Church issues in theology and ethics. A survey of the history of the Church from the Apostolic Age to the present time. Prerequisite ENG 110 General Education philosophy or religion Offered on demand

Unit(s): 3

A critical survey of ethical perspectives ad issues in the thought and practices of several religious traditions. Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
and ENG 110 General education philosophy and religion and ethical reasoning

Unit(s): 3

Explores the power of Biblical interpretations to influence control and mobilize readers. Focuses on the evolution of basic interpretive rules and assumptions about how to interpret Biblical passages and also the changing contexts and objectives of Biblical interpretation from Jesus readings of the Hebrew Bible through scholarly approaches that developed post-Enlightenment. Primary sources include divergent interpretations of passages infamous sermons and political speeches. Prerequisites ENG 110 General Education philosophy or religion Experiential Learning Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

History literature and faith of the Hebrew people as revealed in the study of specific topics in Hebrew Scriptures. Designated material in the Hebrew Bible will be examined through the insights of literary analysis archaeology anthropology and historical criticism with special emphasis on interpretive methods. Prerequisites ENG 110 General Education philosophy or religion

Unit(s): 3

Introduction to Christian theology. The central doctrines of the Christian faith examined in the context of their historical development. Various interpretations of those doctrines in contemporary theology are evaluated. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education philosophy or religion and Writing Intensive Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

The formative period of thought for contemporary Catholic and Protestant Christianity. Thinkers include representative scholastics the Humanists Luther Zwingli and the Anabaptists Calvin and the Catholic Reform expressed in the Councils from Constance to Trent. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education philosophy or religion and Writing Intensive Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Critical reading and discussion of writings of representative contemporary academic theologians (including Barth Bonhoeffer Cone Gutierrez Kung and Schussler Fiorenza) with a view to developing and awareness of basic issues and patterns in present theological thinking. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education philosophy or religion and Writing Intensive Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Biblical historical and social attitudes toward violence and peace including a study of political social and scientific factors that affect violence at the interpersonal and through war at the international levels of human experience. A seminar approach is used. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education philosophy or religion and Ethical Reasoning

Unit(s): 3

Personal and social ethical issues from the perspective of contemporary writings of Christian ethicists. Normative and contextual approaches. An examination of the relationship between religion and culture. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education philosophy or religion Ethical Reasoning & Writing Intensive Offered on demand

Unit(s): 3

One course in the Social Sciences (3 credit hours)
Requires a prerequisite or corequisite of a master core skills course

Examines media effects research from the early 20th century to the present. Students learn about various methods used by social scientists to identify and measure the effects of persuasive messages on changes in knowledge attitudes and behaviors. Students gain skills in framing research questions about media effects designing effects studies and evaluating claims of media effects advocated by scholarly and non-scholarly sources. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 General education social sciences

Unit(s): 3

Introduces scarcity opportunity cost and supply and demand analysis with special emphasis on aggregate economic growth unemployment inflation and fiscal and monetary policies. Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education 2014 Social Sciences

Unit(s): 3

Analysis of individual choice and market behavior with special emphasis on price and output relationships and the economics of the firm. Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education 2014 Social Sciences

Unit(s): 3

Introduction to American politics covering the development of American democracy relations between the states and the federal government elections the role of the media the three branches of national government and current public policy. Corequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education social sciences

Unit(s): 3

A comprehensive introduction to the process of developing implementing and evaluating public policy. Covers the policy process in both theoretical and practical terms including the structure of institutions decisions made throughout the process and consequences of decision-making or non-decision-making. Areas of public policy addressed include criminal justice policy regulatory policy and healthcare advocacy and policy. Co-requisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
General education social sciences

Unit(s): 3

Introduction to psychology as a natural and a social science. Topics include the methods of science biological bases of behavior developmental processes sensation and perception states of consciousness conditioning and learning memory and cognition motivation and emotion theories and assessment of intelligence and personality diagnosis and treatment of psychological disorders and social-cultural influences on behavior. General Education Social Sciences

Unit(s): 3

Introduction to the sociological imagination with a critical examination of social issues individual experiences and the potential for social change. Topics include the nature and impact of culture and social structure inequality social institutions identity social interaction and the historical context of knowledge and relationships. Methods of sociological investigation and interpretation are also emphasized. This course is offered in a traditional survey and special topics format. Corequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education social sciences

Unit(s): 3

One course in the Natural & Physical Sciences (4 credit hours)
Requires a prerequisite or corequisite of MATH 110, MATH 115, or MATH 118

Survey of the discipline of biology designed for the non-major. Content varies with the expertise of the instructor but all sections focus on the relevanceimportance of biology in everyday life. Laboratory focuses on understanding science as a process and includes an independent research project with oral presentation. Three lectures and one lab per week. Corequisite MATH 118 General Education 2014 natural and physical sciences

Unit(s): 4

Introduces basic biological concepts and applies them to help students understand the causes and solutions of environmental problems. Addresses a wide variety of environmental issues including biodiversity loss the effects of pollution on organisms and ecosystems and global climate change. Special emphasis given to help students understand how scientific knowledge is developed and scientific information can be found interpreted and applied by society. Three lectures and one laboratory per week. Corequisite MATH 118 General Education 2014 natural and physical sciences

Unit(s): 4

Introduction to the biological sciences covering biological chemistry celltissue structure and function genetics and microevolution. Intended for biology health and human sciences and environmental science majors. Three lectures and one lab per week. Corequisites
Real numbers exponents radicals and algebraic operations with polynomial and rational functions. Solving equations and graphing expressions involving polynomial and rational functions and exponential and logarithmic functions. Credit may not be received for both MATH 118 and 110. General education master core skill 2016 Summer Session I offered as an online course

Unit(s): 3
or
This course is designed to provide development of basic computational skills and introductory algebra concepts like solutions of single variable equations. It will also cover some introductory statistics and probability concepts. Problem solving will be emphasized. The course will contain at least one project that requires students to make extensive use of spreadsheet software like Excel. General Education Master Core Skill

Unit(s): 3
Biology and environmental science majors should take
Real numbers exponents radicals and algebraic operations with polynomial and rational functions. Solving equations and graphing expressions involving polynomial and rational functions and exponential and logarithmic functions. Credit may not be received for both MATH 118 and 110. General education master core skill 2016 Summer Session I offered as an online course

Unit(s): 3
. Other students should consult with their advisor about which course to take. General Education natural and physical sciences

Unit(s): 4

The history of the earth and its place in the universe geologic processes environmental problems and weather. Three hours of lecture and one two-hour lab per week. Field trips may be taken during lab. Corequisites MATH 110 MATH 115 OR MATH 118 General Education natural and physical sciences

Unit(s): 4

Principles of chemistry including stoichiometry states of matter atomic and molecular structure chemical bonding periodicity energy relationships and equilibria acid-base chemistry electrochemistry kinetics solubility thermodynamics kinetic molecular theory of gases and the systematic study of families of elements. Three hours of lecture and one four-hour laboratory per week. Prerequisite MATH 110 MATH 115 or MATH 118 General Education natural and physical sciences Credit may not be received for both CHEM 125 and 161

Unit(s): 4

This course is an overview of the history of the earth and its structure earth materials the rock cycle internal processes (the tectonic cycle volcanoes and earthquakes) external processes (the hydrologic cycle weathering and soils) and environmental concerns (groundwater surface water pollution and remediation) with fairly detailed coverage of the processes. Three hours of lecture and one two-hour lab per week. Field trips may be taken during lab. Corequisites MATH 110 MATH 115 or MATH 118 General Education natural and physical sciences

Unit(s): 4

Designed to help students appreciate and understand their physical environment and the methods of physical science through the study of basic astronomy. Topics include the history of astronomy motion of celestial objects planets of the solar system birth life and death of stars galaxies and cosmology. Three hours in class and two hours in laboratory per week. Prerequisites MATH 110 or MATH 115 or MATH 118 General Education natural and physical sciences

Unit(s): 4

Physics has given humanity the ability to better understand our world as well as transform our relationship with it. This course investigates the influence of physics principles discoveries and applications in human endeavors such as electricity and nuclear radiation. The role that physics plays in energy use technology and modern society is explored along with the impacts these discoveries and applications have on global and personal scales. Prerequisites
Real numbers exponents radicals and algebraic operations with polynomial and rational functions. Solving equations and graphing expressions involving polynomial and rational functions and exponential and logarithmic functions. Credit may not be received for both MATH 118 and 110. General education master core skill 2016 Summer Session I offered as an online course

Unit(s): 3
or
The courses are logically divided into four primary areas arithmetic geometry algebra and problem solving. Each of the four areas is studied in both terms. The theory of problem solving is an integral part of all aspects of the courses. The study of arithmetic includes the theory arithmetic operations and the development of skills in computation number theory and patterns in sequences of numbers are used to introduce the basics of mathematical proofs. The study of geometry includes identification of plane and solid geometric shapes computations of perimeter area and volume and trigonometry of right triangles. The study of algebra includes basic algebraic operations computation using functions and graphing. General Education master core skill

Unit(s): 3
or MATH-118 General education natural and physical sciences

Unit(s): 4

An introduction to the basic concepts of physics emphasizing practical applications of physical laws to common occurrences. Physical descriptions are presented on how things move the behavior of sound and light uses of electricity and magnetism and the behavior of fundamental particles. Three hours in class and two hours in laboratory per week. Prerequisites MATH 110 or MATH 115 or MATH 118 General Education natural and physical sciences

Unit(s): 4

During the first term Kinematics Newtons laws of motion conservation laws rotational motion periodic motion and fluid mechanics. During the second term Thermodynamics electricity magnetism optics and modern physics. A combination of lectures and learning by inquiry are employed. Computers are used for data acquisition data analysis and mathematical modeling. Three hours in class one hour in recitation and two hours in lab per week. Prerequisite MATH 130 or 132 or concurrent enrollment in MATH 131 132 respectively. PHYS 221is prerequisite to PHYS 222. General Education Natural & Physical Science

Unit(s): 4

The Integration of Skills and Ideas

(Four courses, 1–10 credit hours)

One course in Writing Intensive (0–3 credit hours)
Requires a prerequisite of PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110

An overview of the history of art from the mysterious cave paintings and carvings of the Paleolithic to the towering structures of Gothic cathedrals. This course is a requirement for art majors and minors and is very highly recommended to other students as a visual approach to the study of history and society. Prerequisites PDP 150 or 350 ENG 110 General Education fine arts & music Writing intensive

Unit(s): 3

Critical study of the visual arts of the last 100 years with emphasis on understanding the implications of the concepts we know as modernism and postmodernism. Prerequisites PDP 150 or 350 ENG 110 General Education fine arts & music Writing intensive

Unit(s): 3

This course is a critical exploration into the views and theories shaping the production of art from the late 20th century into the early 21st century. Starting with an understanding of postmodernism in an art context this course examines the impacts of globalization identity representation and environmental issues as major paradigms shaping contemporary art practice. Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
and ENG-110 Writing intensive

Unit(s): 3

BIOL/
Ecology and management of forest lands and their animal populations including principles and policy in support of diverse goals such as preservation of wilderness management for harvest parks and recreation and habitat recovery. Effects of geology soils water and climate on habitat quality and management implications. Three lectures and one lab per week. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 ENG 110 and BIOL 111 or permission of instructor Alternate years offered 2016-2017 Writing Intensive

Unit(s): 4

Designed to develop student interaction and business skills with strategies relating to the personal selling side of marketing. Emphasis is placed on business-to-business and consumer selling strategies as these skills are also applicable to retail selling and may be beneficial in enhancing skills necessary for selling ideas within the business workplace community at large or society in general. Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
ENG-110
General overview of the principles of planning organizing leading and controlling human and other resources for the achievement of an organizations goals. Examines the impact and role of communication motivation group dynamics and organization culture conflict and change as the context for current management practices. Uses written and oral reports to develop student writing and speaking skills. Prerequisites BUS 120 ENG 110 or permission of the instructor 2016 Summer Session II offered as an online course

Unit(s): 3
Explores the principles and practices of how goods services and ideas are developed and distributed in order to satisfy individual and organization needs wants and objectives. Emphasis is placed on the micro-marketing perspectives including product price promotion and place. Prerequisites BUS 120 and COMM 100 or permission of instructor ECON 210 recommended but not required

Unit(s): 3
or permission of instructor Writing intensive

Unit(s): 3

A study of the wide varieties of non-personal ways an organization communicates with customers and other stakeholder groups. Primary emphasis is placed on traditional paid media. Internet and social media options are also reviewed along with alternative advertising vehicles such as brochures direct mail and point-of-sale contacts. Course content includes a review of the planning design and production processes as well as sample communications as an essential part of the learning process. Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
ENG-110
General overview of the principles of planning organizing leading and controlling human and other resources for the achievement of an organizations goals. Examines the impact and role of communication motivation group dynamics and organization culture conflict and change as the context for current management practices. Uses written and oral reports to develop student writing and speaking skills. Prerequisites BUS 120 ENG 110 or permission of the instructor 2016 Summer Session II offered as an online course

Unit(s): 3
Explores the principles and practices of how goods services and ideas are developed and distributed in order to satisfy individual and organization needs wants and objectives. Emphasis is placed on the micro-marketing perspectives including product price promotion and place. Prerequisites BUS 120 and COMM 100 or permission of instructor ECON 210 recommended but not required

Unit(s): 3
or permission of instructor Writing intensive

Unit(s): 3

COMM/
Teaches students the basic skills of researching investigating and writing in a variety of formats. Emphasis is on identification of the writing structures used by contemporary media writers and utilization of these structures in original pieces researched and written by the students. Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 Writing Intensive

Unit(s): 3

Introduces students to the elements of American culture in the interdisciplinary manner of American studies. After gaining an understanding of the academic field itself students explore the variety of ways to consider American culture including methodological and genre-based approaches. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General education global dynamics Writing Intensive

Unit(s): 3

Advanced writing course in composing reports proposals instructions brochures digital information and other workplace documents. Principles of document design strategies for incorporating graphic elements in their texts and methods of editing are also emphasized. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 Writing Intensive

Unit(s): 3

Studies the nature of writing as it shaped by digital technologies including desktop publishing document design and electronic portfolios. Implications of these media for writing in both theory and practice are also emphasized. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 Writing Intensive Course

Unit(s): 3

Examines the effect of the legends of King Arthur and his knights showing such ideas as the Holy Grail and the code of chivalry in modern retellings and appropriations of the medieval sources. An acquaintance with Malorys Morte D Arthur is expected. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education Literature Writing Intensive

Unit(s): 3

Study of Irish literature including Celtic mythology. Late 19th and 20th century authors such as Yeats Joyce Synge OCasey and Bowen are emphasized. Includes study of Irish political and cultural history will be included. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education 2014 Literature Writing Intensive

Unit(s): 3

ENG/
Study of German-language fiction non-fiction drama and poetry. Additionally students will gain knowledge of Germanic political cultural and literary histories. Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
and ENG-110 General education literature and writing intensive

Unit(s): 3

ENG/
Selected readings of the fiction drama poetry and non-fiction prose of French literature. Includes study of French political and cultural history as a way to examine recurring themes innovation and movements in literature. Prerequisites PDP 150 or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
and ENG 110 General education literature and writing intensive

Unit(s): 3

Examination of Greek myth especially of mythological ideas and figures that have had great influence on literature and thought and of selected Greek and Roman classics. Readings may include selections from Homer Greek drama Plato Lucretius Virgil and St. Augustine. Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
and ENG-110 General Education Literature and Writing Intensive

Unit(s): 3

Readings in the Renaissance epic in early prose narrative and in drama lyric and other major literary forms. May include works by Machiavelli Milton Thomas More Shakespeare Moliere Swift and Voltaire. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education Literature Writing Intensive

Unit(s): 3

Development and analysis of the major types of childrens literature are addressed including picture books poetry fables folktales fantasy realism and historical fiction. Students read and analyze classic examples of each type. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education Literature Writing Intensive

Unit(s): 3

Study of works written during the first golden age of childrens literature. Exploration of examples of the centurys proliferating types of fiction (fantasy adventure domestic and exotic realism) comparison of original literary texts to filmed adaptations investigation of the influence of folktales upon childrens literature and acquaintence with some of the best illustrators and writers for children of the period. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General education literature and writing intensive

Unit(s): 3

Study of the development of the novel as a distinctive literary form with emphasis on different techniques conventions and themes of the genre exemplified by representative works chosen from American British and other national literatures. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education Literature Writing Intensive

Unit(s): 3

Study of the development of poetry as a distinctive literary form with emphasis on the techniques conventions and themes of the genre exemplified by representative works chosen from American British and other national literatures. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education Literature Writing Intensive

Unit(s): 3

Study of the modernist movement in American English and world literatures with emphasis on fiction poetry and drama written in the first half of the 20th century before World War II. Writers studied may include Hemingway Faulkner Yeats T.S. Eliot Woolf Pound Conrad Camus Sartre Joyce Kafka and Mann. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education Literature Writing Intensive

Unit(s): 3

Study of the literature and culture of the southern United States from the 19th century to the present. Explores the cultural development of the region and the influence of the historical context including slavery reconstruction economic depression and the Civil Rights movement. Writers studied may include Mark Twain William Faulkner Eudora Welty Zora Neale Hurston James Dickey Flannery OConnor Walker Percy Alice Walker Cormac McCarthy and Larry Brown. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education Literature Writing Intensive Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

George Orwell is a major figure in the English-speaking world because of his influence on awareness of how language is used as well as his recognized achievements in nonfiction and fiction. His work is an appropriate subject of study for English majors in either the Literature Track or the Writing Track and many students have made their first acquaintance with his dystopian novels before coming to college. 1984 has been selected as a text in several sections of PDP 150 and ENG 101 and students may be interested in reading more of Orwells work to fulfill a general education requirement. Therefore a more extended study of his works in warranted in the seminar class. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education Literature Writing Intensive

Unit(s): 3

Examination of the multiple determinants of health and wellness from a personal and community perspective. Through service-based learning experiences students critically analyze individual social and environmental factors that influence health. This course requires students to spend time off-campus serving at community agencies in order to successfully fulfill course requirements. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 ENG 110 and ES-230 or permission of the instructor Experiential learning and writing intensive

Unit(s): 3

Introduction to the role psychology plays in physical education and sport settings. Exploration of how psychological factors (e.g. personality achievement motivation anxiety) can influence participation in physical activity and motor performance how the structure of sport and physical education programs influence psychological development and how teaching mental skills (e.g. arousal regulation goal setting visualization) may enhance motor performance in physical education and sport. Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
ENG 110 Writing intensive

Unit(s): 3

Representative French authors from the Middle Ages through the 18th-century including social and historical background. Taught in French. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education Literature and Writing Intensive

Unit(s): 3

Representative French authors from the 19th and 20th centuries. Social and historical background is included. Taught in French. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education Literature and Writing Intensive

Unit(s): 3

Writings of representative Francophone authors (African Caribbean Quebecois) primarily of short stories poetry and plays. Taught in French. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education Literature and Writing Intensive

Unit(s): 3

This course provides a broad introduction to German history and culture and to the field of German Studies. Taught in English it is an ideal course for students considering a minor in German a concentration in German Studies or for those with a general interest in history and culture of German-speaking countries. Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
and ENG-110 FILA world cultures and writing intensive

Unit(s): 3

A systematic philosophical analysis of the major entertainment media of modern American culture aimed at determining the values reflected in and arising from popular movies television comics music and literature. Students select and research materials from the most popular national media assessing the reasons for their extreme popularity. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education philosophy or religion Ethical Reasoning and Writing Intensive Offered on demand

Unit(s): 3

Introduces ethical issues related to gender race and class. Surveys the development of identity-related critiques of traditional ethical theories and examines how the concept of the good life is related to identity. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education philosophy or religion Ethical Reasoning & Writing Intensive Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Traces the history of Western thought from its foundations with the Presocratic thinkers Plato and Aristotle to its offspring in Hellenistic thought and down to Medieval thought. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education philosophy or religion Ethical Reasoning & Writing Intensive Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

The primary works of thinkers from Descartes to Hegel are analyzed and the historical relationship between those thinkers and their influence upon the Western world are examined. Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education philosophy or religion Writing Intensive Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Developments in the 20th and 21st century Western philosophy are analyzed using primary texts from both Analytic and Continental traditions. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education philosophy or religion Writing Intensive Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Interaction of philosophy and science that affects human understanding of the physical universe life the mind and human values. Investigations are made into methods of research physical evidence defining our universe the principle of relativity the uncertainty principle predictive knowledge and related topics. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education philosophy or religion Writing Intensive Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Examines the historical development of environmental ethics in the U.S. major ethical approaches to contemporary environmental issues and the application of those theories to particular topics such as ecojustice biodiversity and global warming. Readings will be drawn from a wide range of sources from ancient scripture to current news reports. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education philosophy or religion Ethical Reasoning & Writing Intensive

Unit(s): 3

Analyzes philosophically the eras of the 20th century considered modernism and postmodernism. Some key ideas of relativity literary criticism modern warfare social norms and ethical values from art literature sciences social sciences and philosophy.

Unit(s): 3

Examines human understanding of the institution of warfare and alternative means of managing large-scale conflict. Also studies the concept of peace including the personal and policy implications of the various definitions of the term. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education Global Dynamics & Writing Intensive Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Explores the nature of international law and its similarities and differences with domestic law. Examines the institutions rules and organizations that provide the context for global interactions in an increasingly globalizing world. Case studies include issues such as human rights the International Criminal Court the World Trade Organization and the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 Writing Intensive Course Alternate years offered 2015-2016

Unit(s): 3

Political implications of global economic relations including such topics as the politics of trade monetary relations financial crises development global systems of production and consumption and multinational corporations. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General education global dynamics & writing intensive Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

REL/
A study of literature inspired by the Bible. The focus is on reading and writing about how religious ideas are expressed in literature how authors use specific biblical stories in their novels and how various authors may vary in their retellings of the same story. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education literature and writing intensive Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Introduction to Christian theology. The central doctrines of the Christian faith examined in the context of their historical development. Various interpretations of those doctrines in contemporary theology are evaluated. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education philosophy or religion and Writing Intensive Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

The formative period of thought for contemporary Catholic and Protestant Christianity. Thinkers include representative scholastics the Humanists Luther Zwingli and the Anabaptists Calvin and the Catholic Reform expressed in the Councils from Constance to Trent. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education philosophy or religion and Writing Intensive Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Critical reading and discussion of writings of representative contemporary academic theologians (including Barth Bonhoeffer Cone Gutierrez Kung and Schussler Fiorenza) with a view to developing and awareness of basic issues and patterns in present theological thinking. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education philosophy or religion and Writing Intensive Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Personal and social ethical issues from the perspective of contemporary writings of Christian ethicists. Normative and contextual approaches. An examination of the relationship between religion and culture. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education philosophy or religion Ethical Reasoning & Writing Intensive Offered on demand

Unit(s): 3

Survey of contemporary sociological theory including the works of Erving Goffman Harold Garfinkel The Frankfurt School Bourdieu and others. Prerequisites PDP 150350 ENG 110 and SOC 301 or permission of instructor General education Writing Intensive

Unit(s): 3

SOC/
Examination of the human family historically and comparatively in various cultures with major emphasis placed upon the modern American family. Included are such topics as the diversity of family structures the social construction of emotions gender expectations and roles parenting the life cycle and family tensions. Prerequisites SOC 101 and ENG 110 Writing Intensive

Unit(s): 3

This course will examine the social construction of masculinity in the Hispanic world. We will read about and study concepts such as honor shame sexual identity machismo and their correlated societal effects. We will also research and discuss the topics of gender relations and sexuality and how these themes intersect with issues of race class and politics. We will explore the construction of masculinity in specific areas such as sports (futbol) and dance (tango salsa etc.). Our readings will primarily be in Spanish but will come from Spain Central and South America and also the United States. Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
ENG-110 and
Continued strengthening of core skills with a practical approach. Emphasis given to augment professional competency in the language through career focused vocabulary and grammatical structures in key career fields. Modern cultural and literary texts are included. Prerequisites SPAN 201 or placement

Unit(s): 3
General education world cultures and writing intensive

Unit(s): 3

THEA/
Examination of theatrical literature and forms from the late 19th century well-made plays Realism Expressionism Futurism and Symbolism to Epic theatre and the Theatre of the Absurd. Playwrights such as Henrik Ibsen Bernard Shaw Anton Chekhov Eugene ONeill Bertolt Brecht Samuel Beckett and others will be studied. The goals of this course are for students to gain an understanding of the scope history techniques and influence of Modern Drama. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education Literature & Writing Intensive Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

THEA/
Contemporary theatrical forms of American and British drama. Begins with post-World War II dramatic works and moves sequentially to the present day. Areas of attention include the angry young men metadrama gender race and ethnicity the new brutalism and contemporary docudrama. Particular focus on how play texts engage with the cultural and historical moment of their creation. Students gain an understanding of the scope history techniques and influence of contemporary drama. Playwrights such as John Osborne Edward Albee Eduard Bond Jose Rivera Martin McDonagh Tony Kushner Sarah Kane Suzan Lori-Parks Nilo Cruz Moises Kaufman Sarah Ruhl and others are studied. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education Literature & Writing Intensive Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

One course in Ethical Reasoning (0–3 credit hours)
Requires a prerequisite of PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110

This course will explore the ethical implications of wildlife management research and stewardship by applying ethical frameworks to issues surrounding wildlife. Possible topics include reintroduction of wolves to Yellowstone and subsequent delisting predator control supplemental feeding loggingwildlife conflicts hunting culture etc. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 ENG 110 and BIOL 100 or 110 Ethical Reasoning

Unit(s): 3

A survey of French thought drawing together the evolution of French culture through study of representative philosophers and theologians. Taught in English. Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
and ENG-110

Unit(s): 3

A survey of modern ethical dilemmas drawn from the 18th century to the 21st century and from around the world that have challenged societies to rethink their economic political and social practices in the interests of ethical or moral reform. Major themes include the rise of the abolitionist movement and its relation to human trafficking today the moral status of warfare and various tactics of war such as torture. Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
and ENG-110 General education history and ethical reasoning

Unit(s): 3

Examines pressing moral and philosophical questions that have become major political issues of our day. Problems considered include abortion sexism racism drugs privacy and censorship civil disobedience and others of interest to the group. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education philosophy or religion and ethical reasoning Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

A systematic philosophical analysis of the major entertainment media of modern American culture aimed at determining the values reflected in and arising from popular movies television comics music and literature. Students select and research materials from the most popular national media assessing the reasons for their extreme popularity. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education philosophy or religion Ethical Reasoning and Writing Intensive Offered on demand

Unit(s): 3

Confronts a number of modern scientific and ethical problems including abortion genetic testing genetically modified plants and animals stem cells gene therapy research on humans and physician-assisted suicide. Biology and biotechnology often confound our notions of right and wrong and what ethical behavior is. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education philosophy or religion and Ethical Reasoning Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Examines significant ethical theories such as those based upon duty the results of actions virtue the benefit of actions to self and the benefit of actions to others. We will examine primary texts from thinkers such as Aristotle Mill Kant and Nietzsche. Prerequisites PDP 150 or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
ENG-110 General education philosophy and religion and ethical reasoning

Unit(s): 3

Pressing issues confronting professionals in a technological era. Utilizing the insights of philosophical and religious ethics the course examines the responsibilities of the professional person in business medicine law education the ministry and other fields. Problems considered include confidentiality accountability whistleblowing governmental regulation and ethical codes. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 ENG 110 and junior or senior standing General Education philosophy or religion Ethical Reasoning Course

Unit(s): 3

Introduces ethical issues related to gender race and class. Surveys the development of identity-related critiques of traditional ethical theories and examines how the concept of the good life is related to identity. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education philosophy or religion Ethical Reasoning & Writing Intensive Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Traces the history of Western thought from its foundations with the Presocratic thinkers Plato and Aristotle to its offspring in Hellenistic thought and down to Medieval thought. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education philosophy or religion Ethical Reasoning & Writing Intensive Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Examines the historical development of environmental ethics in the U.S. major ethical approaches to contemporary environmental issues and the application of those theories to particular topics such as ecojustice biodiversity and global warming. Readings will be drawn from a wide range of sources from ancient scripture to current news reports. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education philosophy or religion Ethical Reasoning & Writing Intensive

Unit(s): 3

Changing conceptions of freedom and virtue in ancient Greece to contemporary political philosophy. Students analyze popular films to illustrate and critique philosophical theories. Prerequisite ENG 110 and PDP 150 or 350 General Education philosophy or religion & ethical reasoning

Unit(s): 3

Reviews the role of aesthetics in the history of political philosophy to understand aesthetics as an alternative foundation for politics. Readings include canonical figures in the history of philosophy such as Thucydides Plato Aristotle Hume Kant Nietzsche Dewey and Arendt. Emphasis on developing aesthetic judgment as a key capacity of citizenship. Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 Ethical Reasoning Course Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Examination of the origins and development of contemporary notions of freedom democracy and equality from Nietzsche to contemporary political philosophy. Topics include liberalism libertarianism and post-modern political thought. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education 2014 Philosophy or Religion Ethical Reasoning Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Delineates a new field of Neuroethics concerned with the social legal and ethical implications of modern research on the brain. Brings together contemporary writings from neuroscientists bioethicists public policy makers and scholars in the humanities for discussion and debate on these issues.
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
ENG-110 and PSY-101 and PSY-210 or BIOL-110 or permission of instructor General education ethical reasoning Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

A critical survey of ethical perspectives ad issues in the thought and practices of several religious traditions. Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
and ENG 110 General education philosophy and religion and ethical reasoning

Unit(s): 3

Biblical historical and social attitudes toward violence and peace including a study of political social and scientific factors that affect violence at the interpersonal and through war at the international levels of human experience. A seminar approach is used. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education philosophy or religion and Ethical Reasoning

Unit(s): 3

Personal and social ethical issues from the perspective of contemporary writings of Christian ethicists. Normative and contextual approaches. An examination of the relationship between religion and culture. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education philosophy or religion Ethical Reasoning & Writing Intensive Offered on demand

Unit(s): 3

Traces the origins and development of current social welfare institutions and illuminates the philosophical and ethical considerations undergirding social policy while considering the merits and deficits of current social services. While a primary focus is on the political economic and social context of the American welfare system cross-cultural comparisons will be considered. Prerequisite ENG 110 and SOC 101 Ethical Reasoning and Experiential Learning

Unit(s): 3

One course in Experiential Learning (0–3 credit hours)
Requires a prerequisite or corequisite of a master core skills course

Field-based introduction to the biology and ecology of marine organisms and their habitats. Students learn about 1) the ocean as an environment 2) the characteristics of organisms living in and near the ocean with a focus on marine invertebrates and fishes and 3) ecological principles that govern the distribution and abundance of those organisms. A major focus is on the ecology of tropical marine ecosystems. Thus students spend much of their time in the water investigating ecosystems such as mangrove estuaries sea grass beds and coral reefs. Applied aspects of marine ecology including human impacts managements conservation fisheries and tourism are included throughout the course. There is also time to explore terrestrial tropical ecosystems such as freshwater mangrove forests and tropical forests and cultural markets or archaeological ruins depending on the field site. Potential locations for the course include Belize Florida Bermuda or other marine education centers located on islands such as Little Cayman in the Caribbean. Prerequisites PDP 150 or 350 and BIOL 100 101 or 110 Estimated Extra Cost 3300 Experiential learning Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Examines the importance of fostering entrepreneurship as the key to economic social and intellectual development in a myriad of cultural settings and economicpolitical systems around the globe. This course will include a field study approach with visits to embassies and the World Bank on a one week trip to Washington D.C. Prerequisites COMM 100 and two courses from ECON 200 ECON 210 PSY 101 and SOC 101 Experiential Learning 2016 Interterm Estimated Extra Cost 650

Unit(s): 3

Explores cultural differences in business practices. Combines international travel and experiential learning with classroom discussion and reflection to enrich students educational experience. The travel portion of the course provides opportunities for direct communication with business leaders in the selected location facility tours and attending business lectures at local universities. Travel destinations include Europe South America Japan and China. On campus students actively reflect on cross-cultural similarities and differences in the conduct of business cross-cultural business issues and ways to become more sensitive to the complexities relationships and dialogues among different cultures. May be taken more than once provided a different location is selected each time. Prerequisites ENG 110 and permission of instructor Experiential learning

Unit(s): 3

Emphasizes general principles of entrepreneurship and small business management for students interested in developing their own business. Provides practical experience through service learning written and oral reports. Prerequisites
Teaches students how to create and respond to verbal and nonverbal messages across a variety of rhetorical situations. Students will learn the core concepts of public speaking and develop the skills to select organize and deliver material based on the needs of a specific audience. The course will focus on informative and persuasive speaking and may also include introductory speeches special-occasion speeches and business presentations. General Education master core skill

Unit(s): 3
and BUS-200 or
Accounting for partnerships time-value of money applications cash flows budgeting cost determination responsibility accounting and decision-driven financial information. Prerequisite BUS 201 2016 Summer Session II offered as an online course

Unit(s): 3
General overview of the principles of planning organizing leading and controlling human and other resources for the achievement of an organizations goals. Examines the impact and role of communication motivation group dynamics and organization culture conflict and change as the context for current management practices. Uses written and oral reports to develop student writing and speaking skills. Prerequisites BUS 120 ENG 110 or permission of the instructor 2016 Summer Session II offered as an online course

Unit(s): 3
Explores the principles and practices of how goods services and ideas are developed and distributed in order to satisfy individual and organization needs wants and objectives. Emphasis is placed on the micro-marketing perspectives including product price promotion and place. Prerequisites BUS 120 and COMM 100 or permission of instructor ECON 210 recommended but not required

Unit(s): 3
and junior or senior standing BUS 315 is recommended to be taken prior to or concurrently with the course Experiential Learning Course

Unit(s): 3

A seminar-style capstone course for Business Administration majors that integrates the functional areas of business (accounting finance management and marketing) through analysis forecasting and developing solutions to complex business scenarios. The course uses a combination of readings discussion case studies and a team-based computer simulation to focus on managing strategically and responsibly. Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
Teaches students how to create and respond to verbal and nonverbal messages across a variety of rhetorical situations. Students will learn the core concepts of public speaking and develop the skills to select organize and deliver material based on the needs of a specific audience. The course will focus on informative and persuasive speaking and may also include introductory speeches special-occasion speeches and business presentations. General Education master core skill

Unit(s): 3
General overview of the principles of planning organizing leading and controlling human and other resources for the achievement of an organizations goals. Examines the impact and role of communication motivation group dynamics and organization culture conflict and change as the context for current management practices. Uses written and oral reports to develop student writing and speaking skills. Prerequisites BUS 120 ENG 110 or permission of the instructor 2016 Summer Session II offered as an online course

Unit(s): 3
Explores the principles and practices of how goods services and ideas are developed and distributed in order to satisfy individual and organization needs wants and objectives. Emphasis is placed on the micro-marketing perspectives including product price promotion and place. Prerequisites BUS 120 and COMM 100 or permission of instructor ECON 210 recommended but not required

Unit(s): 3
Theory and practice of managerial finance including financial statement analysis financial planning and control working capital management and capital budgeting. Prerequisites BUS 202 ECON 200 and 210 MATH 140

Unit(s): 3
Introduction to information system theory and application with special emphasis on information systems design in the functional areas of management marketing accounting and operations management. Prerequisites BUS 202 and 300 MATH 140 Credit may not be received for both BUS 330 and CIS 250.

Unit(s): 3
Introduces essential quantitative techniques and their use in business decision-making including decision analysis forecasting linear programming project scheduling inventory cost minimization and queuing analysis. Emphasis on the practical application of these techniques to production and operations management and other business problems. Prerequisites BUS 300 and MATH 140 or permission of instructor

Unit(s): 3
The U.S. legal and regulatory environment including the sources of law the resolution of disputes the Uniform Commercial Code the laws of torts contracts agency partnerships corporations employment and equal opportunity and laws regulating competition. Prerequisite BUS 120 ENG 110 and junior or senior standing

Unit(s): 3
and senior standing or permission of instructor Experiential learning

Unit(s): 3

This course examines the history of the American television and film studio system its influence on society and the processes of modern television and film production. The course will include three days on the Bridgewater campus and a 14- day trip to Los Angeles. While in Los Angeles the class will tour several studios (including Paramount Pictures Warner Brothers NBC television and Universal Studios) participate as audience members on a variety of television shows talk with members of the television and film industry and visit several media-related museums. Additional costs associated with travel. 2017 Interterm Estimated Extra Cost 2900 Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 permission of the instructor Experiential learning

Unit(s): 3

This course examines the historical similarities and differences between American media and European media. The course will involve approximately a week of classes on the Bridgewater campus prior to traveling to several locations throughout Europe. Three major themes will be explored 1) the use of persuasion and propaganda techniques employed during World War II and the Cold War 2) the development of the European television and film industry (prior to WWII and after it) and 3) issues of media conglomeration globalization and the influence of the American film and television industry on Europe. Cities that may be toured include London Munich Prague Berlin and Paris. (The exact cities to be visited will change each year based on availability of speakers film festivals and museum special exhibits.) Additional costs associated with travel. 2016 Interterm Estimated Extra Cost 2900 Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education world cultures Experiential learning

Unit(s): 3

Introduces students to the burgeoning nonprofit sector of American society. Students learn what makes an organization a nonprofit explore the purposes of a nonprofit sector in society consider the often overlooked field of nonprofit media and explore the challenges and opportunities of working in with and for nonprofit organizations. 2016 Interterm Estimated Extra Cost 200 Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and COMM 100 Experiential learning

Unit(s): 3

Three-week full-day field practicum taken immediately before student teaching. Candidates teach in a grade-level range different from their student teaching placement but within their range of licensure and certification. Candidates teach a minimum of two times participates in all professional activities of their classroom cooperating teacher and engage in reflective seminars back on campus or through online delivery. Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
350 admission to the TEP successful completion of EDUC 370303 and taken in the Interterm or summer before student teaching General education Experiential learning Note Those seeking ESL certification take this course the junior year but after having taken EDUC 370-303.

Unit(s): 3

This course is designed to enhance students understanding of global equine industry management training and breeding facilities. Students will have an opportunity to study and evaluate equine selection of breeding stock and young prospects internationally. This course will travel to a selection of international breeding facilities located in the UK and Europe. In addition the class will allow students to make equine industry contacts. The focus will be on comparison of international horses to American bred horses concentrating on breeding stock and training stock selection as well as how each of those practices are managed. Prerequisites ENG-110 EQU-111 and EQU-211 or permission of instructor General education experiential learning Estimated Extra Cost 4000

Unit(s): 3

Examination of the multiple determinants of health and wellness from a personal and community perspective. Through service-based learning experiences students critically analyze individual social and environmental factors that influence health. This course requires students to spend time off-campus serving at community agencies in order to successfully fulfill course requirements. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 ENG 110 and ES-230 or permission of the instructor Experiential learning and writing intensive

Unit(s): 3

Examine issues related to geriatrics with emphasis on issues including historical cultural biological physiological psychological and social contexts. Opportunities for experiential learning in residential and intermediate facilities with appropriate agencies. Prequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 Experiential learning

Unit(s): 3

Overview of the process of parenting in diverse cultural and familial structures. Exploration of issues related to parenting at various stages of development as well as formation of parenting goals and styles. Emphasis placed on parent-child interactions through the child rearing years. Provides an emphasis on evidence-based practices and evaluation of programming. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 Experiential learning

Unit(s): 3

Study of German cultures and media by traveling to German-speaking countries such as Germany Austria or Switzerland and other relevant European sites. Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
General education world cultures and experiential learning 2016 Interterm Extra Cost 2900

Unit(s): 3

PHIL/
A supervised practicum experience in a public or private organization that addresses womens and gender-related issues. The practicum requires 120 hours of field participation over the semester weekly journals and a final substantive scholarly paper. Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
at least one course from the (proposed) gender studies concentration sophomore standing and permission of instructor

Unit(s): 3

Supervised practicum experience in a public or private agency setting that provides psychological or educational services. A student may enroll in a practicum for three credit hours in a semester and practicum credit may be earned in one additional semester. Grade based on supervisor evaluations class attendance and participation setting up a specific learning agreement completing weekly note-writing compiling a scientific rationale for intervention and developing a case presentation. Prerequisites PSY 230 a minimum 2.5 GPA and junior or senior standing Experiential Learning

Unit(s): 3

The objective of this course is to introduce to 1) the variety of intellectual disciplines by means of which religions may be studied and 2) the basic concepts that make up a religious worldview including concepts of the sacred religious symbolism myth doctrine ritual soteriology and ethics. A central question of the course is how and to what degree these concepts and practices cross over between world religions including Judaism Christianity Islam Hinduism Buddhism Chinese traditions Japanese traditions and secular humanism. The professor will acquaint students with a variety of methodologies within the field of Religious Studies from theological literary and historical to anthropological sociological and phenomenological approaches. A handful of films will be screened that illustrate particular concepts practices and struggles within several religious traditions. Prerequisite ENG 110 General Education Philosophy or Religion Experiential Learning

Unit(s): 3

Provides extraordinary opportunities for Bridgewater students to meet a broad range of Israelis and Palestinians and learn about their individual perspectives and shared challenge of finding peace in the religion. They will listen learn dialogue and do volunteer work with others. Students will meet Israeli Jews and Arabs Palestinian Christians and Muslims rabbis imams IDF soldiers settlers and many peacemakers. Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
General education global dynamics ad experiential learning Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Explores the power of Biblical interpretations to influence control and mobilize readers. Focuses on the evolution of basic interpretive rules and assumptions about how to interpret Biblical passages and also the changing contexts and objectives of Biblical interpretation from Jesus readings of the Hebrew Bible through scholarly approaches that developed post-Enlightenment. Primary sources include divergent interpretations of passages infamous sermons and political speeches. Prerequisites ENG 110 General Education philosophy or religion Experiential Learning Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Traces the origins and development of current social welfare institutions and illuminates the philosophical and ethical considerations undergirding social policy while considering the merits and deficits of current social services. While a primary focus is on the political economic and social context of the American welfare system cross-cultural comparisons will be considered. Prerequisite ENG 110 and SOC 101 Ethical Reasoning and Experiential Learning

Unit(s): 3

Senior capstone course offering action-based research with the local community. Students engage both community and social change literature. Topics will vary depending on student interest. Prerequisite ENG 110 and SOC 101 General education experiential learning

Unit(s): 3

A seminar comprised of weekly class outings to engage critically and comprehensively with public culture in all its forms deepening understanding of various cultural theories through direct exposure to a variety of public cultural events institutions and texts. Readings will be selected to correspond with these class outings and students will be expected to reflect on as well as analyze their experiences in public culture through writing assignments and semester-long projects relating to cultural change. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and SOC 232 General education Experiential Learning

Unit(s): 3

Provides social work experience through placement in a human service agency. Placement may be arranged for 12 weeks of a full-time experience during the normal semester or on a part-time basis for three credits. The experience is under careful supervision of both the agency and the Sociology department. The students interest influences the choice of an agency. One hundred twenty hours of participation are required for three credits and 480 hours are required for 12 credits. Prerequisites ENG 110 SOC 254 255 and 451 or permission of the instructor Experiential Learning

Unit(s): 3

Capstone course for the Crime and Justice minor. Students gain direct experience with the field in agencies of law enforcement courts or law firms and correctiverehabilitationcommunity restoration. The practicum requires 120 hours of field participation over the semester weekly journals and a final substantive scholarly paper. Prerequisites At least two courses completed from SOC 211 367 or 412 and one course from the crime and justice minor electives or permission of the instructor. Experiential Learning

Unit(s): 3

This course is an introduction to the life culture and history of Spain. Through homestays with families daily language classes and various excursions students will be immersed in the life and culture of Spain to experience firsthand the Spanish lifestyle through its art food music marketplaces historical landmarks and landscapes. Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
General education world cultures and experiential learning Estimated Extra Cost 3700

Unit(s): 3

The goal of this class is to improve students mastery and understanding of the Spanish language through the activity of translating texts from Spanish to English and from English to Spanish. In this class students will 1) Study theoretical and practical issues relating to the process of translation 2) Analyze good and poor examples of translation 3) Learn strategies for creating effective communicative translations that faithfully convey the original message 4) Practice translating complex contextual and cultural documents and 5) Work with a local non-profit organization to offer translating services in order to understand the practical realities involved in translating for a specific audience. Ultimately this course will help students to improve their communicative abilities in Spanish and English through critical reflection on the components of public communication and its translation. Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
and
Continued strengthening of core skills with a practical approach. Emphasis given to augment professional competency in the language through career focused vocabulary and grammatical structures in key career fields. Modern cultural and literary texts are included. Prerequisites SPAN 201 or placement

Unit(s): 3
General education experiential learning

Unit(s): 3

The culminating experience for the Personal Development Portfolio Program in which students create a senior portfolio which demonstrates and documents their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development integrating both curricular and co-curricular experiences as well as service-learning experiences and discussing short- and long-term goals and aspirations for the future. A passing grade in PDP 450 as determined by faculty evaluators from a variety of disciplines is a requirement for graduation. General education integration of skills and ideas

Unit(s): 1