Summer 2013 Course Offerings
Fall 2013 Course Offerings
Extended Education is a menu of Core Curriculum approved courses that BSM, OLM, OBL, BE, BSIS, and BPA students may take to complete their University degree requirements. Extended Education provides courses in most Core areas not fulfilled by program course offerings. All courses
are conducted fully online. All courses are 3 credits but select courses may be taken for individual 1, 2, or 3 credit options.
- Visual and Performing Arts
*All courses satisfy Core Area and Supplemental Core requirements
Extended Education Course Offerings
Class Schedule for 3 credit courses:
6/3-6/9—Pre-session Add/Drop Period
6/10-6/16--Classes Week 1
6/17-6/23--Classes Week 2
6/24-6/30--Classes Week 3
7/1-7/7--Independence Day Break/No Class
7/8-7/14--Classes Week 4
7/15-7/21--Classes Week 5
7/22-7/28--Classes Week 6
7/29-8/4—Classes Week 7
Course Ends: 8/5
Class Schedule for 1 credit courses:
Part 1: 6/3-6/23
Part 2: 7/8-7/21
Part 3: 7/22-8/4
Courses Offered in Summer 2013:
Area C-2: History
PSHI 417-40 (3 credits)
History of American Wilderness (B. Schulz): This course will explore the historical and current challenges to preserving and using wilderness areas. Wilderness areas composed the great majority of our land but over time these areas have dwindled. Students will achieve an understanding of how different cultures treated and managed the land and learn about the historical efforts undertaken by governments, settlers, and individuals to both acquire and preserve wilderness areas.
Area D-1: Philosophy
PSPH 349-40 (3 credits)
Philosophy of Western Civilization (M. Stillman): This course will undertake an intensive exploration of a broad spectrum of Greek and Roman philosophical texts that reflect a reorganization of religious and societal values that took place during the Fifth Century B.C.E. and the shift from Roman Republic to Empire and trace its ongoing influence on cultural thought and production.
Area D-2: Theology & Religious Studies
PSRE 465-40 (3 credits)
Spirit and Place (S. Stockton): What do the Super Bowl; Graceland, Civil War battlegrounds, and the New Age sweat lodges of Sedona, Arizona have in common? People travel to these uniquely American places to find a connection with something larger than themselves. Applying traditional definitions of pilgrimage and spiritual experience, we will explore the ways in which the concept of a spiritual quest can be applied to these non-traditional destinations as well as others, and design our own spiritual pilgrimage in the process.
Area F: Visual & Performing Arts
PSVP 423-40 – Part 1 (1 credit)
PSVP 424-40 – Part 2 (1 credit)
PSVP 425-40 – Part 3 (1 credit)
East/West: Japanese and American Encounters in Art and Cinema (D. Davidson): This course examines some of the fascinating Japanese and American perceptions, interaction and influences in art, cinema and popular culture from 1853-present. Part 1 examines the vast record of Japanese responses to America's insistent arrival through single sheet woodblock prints and drawings which reveal both imaginative and factual observations of the Westerners and explores the Japanese woodblock print aesthetic and form and how American artists appropriated those features. Part 2 probes the issue of identity through cinematic form and architect Frank Lloyd Wright, the first notable American designer to observe and absorb Japanese architectural sensibility. Part 3 investigates their individual forms of anime (animation) and manga (comic book/graphic novel) and the subtle relationships between them as well as examining the issues and aesthetic of an individual and artist compelled to live bi-culturally by the example of Isamu Noguchi.
Fall 2013 Extended Education Courses
Class Schedule for 3 credit courses:
Mandatory Pre-session: 9/9-9/15
3 Credit Course Start: September 16th
Fall Break: 10/14-10/20
3 Credit Course End: 11/11
Pre-session Add/Drop: September 9—15
September 16-September 22: Class Week 1
September 23-September 29: Class Week 2
September 30-October 6: Class Week 3
October 7-13: Class Week 4
October 14-20—Fall Break
October 21-October 27: Class Week 5
October 28-November 3: Class Week 6
November 4-10: Class Week 7
Course Ends: November 11
Class Schedule for 1 credit courses:
Part 1: September 16-September 29
Part 2: September 30 -October 13
Part 3: October 21-November 3
Courses Offered in Fall 2013:
Area C-1: Literature—Reading and Writing about Working
Instructor: S. Stockton
PSAM 450-40 (3 credits)
Beyond job descriptions and white papers, performance reviews and mission statements, there exists the world of literature, poetry, memoir, and essays about what it means to work, to strive, to craft a career or follow a vocation. In this class we will explore readings from all of these genres, compare notes on what rings true, analyze the strengths and weakness of each form in relation to the topic, and practice writing about our own experiences in the world of work.
Area D-1: Philosophy—Political Philosophy
Instructor: J. Glasgow
PSPH 446-40 (3 credits)
In this course, we will look at several topics concerning the justification for state power. Possible questions to be addressed include the following. What way of distributing resources within the state is required by justice? Who is entitled to join society? When is it just for the state to interfere with our freedom?
Area D-2: Theology & Religious Studies—Sacred Arts of the World
Instructor: B. Schulz
PSRE 475-40 (3 credits)
Students will study specific historical works of stone, etched and painted imagery, and artistic creations, all developed under the auspices of religious expression. Study will include the mix of motivation and impact on the religion, theology and spirituality of the creators and their communities. Students will study the development of religious and cultural imagery in stone, drawing, photography, architecture and impressionistic painting. Using a basis of historical Asian, Mid-Eastern, and South American cultures, along with more recent North-American and European communities, coursework includes comparison and awareness for the need of social expression through art and rites.
Area F: Visual and Performing Arts—American Art
(3 Parts--Innovation and Idiosyncrasy; Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art; Urban and Folk Art)
Instructor: D. Davidson
PSVP-444 (1 credit)
Virtually without aesthetic precedents, early American artists forged an artistic identity that reflected New World uneasiness and inventive urges while serving pragmatic ends. Part 1 examines artistic development as it coincided with social, economic, and religious progress from the 17th-19th centuries.
PSVP-445 (1 credit)
Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art established America as the center of international artistic activity in the early second half of the twentieth century. Part 2 situates these modern movements’ dramatic public appearance within a postwar escalation of media influences, consumerism, and popular culture.
PSVP-446 (1 credit)
By the late 1960s, no subject better represented American commodity culture than the automobile. Urban American artists were drawn to its visual and metaphorical possibilities. But for other artists living in remote geographical areas, and set apart from the mainstream, vernacular sources held other implications for visual art activity, a duality explored in Part 3.