General Education

Professional Development Seminar: Instructional Technology for Effective Online Learning

A one week practical orientation and immersion in the technology used in the pedagogy of the ASAV program, including policies and best practices.

SQS 100: Algebra-4 credits
This course focuses on the study and applications of polynomial rational radical exponential and logarithmic functions and systems of equations using matrices. Additional topics such as sequences series probability and conics are included.

SQS 110: Physics (with Lab)-4 credits
This course provides a non-calculus introduction to the topics of motion (kinematics) and forces (dynamics), conservation of energy and momentum, fluid statics and fluid dynamics. The nature of science and physics, including measurements, units, accuracy and precision are explored.

CIS 100: Rhetoric and Composition-4 credits
This course focuses on ways to approach and examine subjects from an academic perspective and how to communicate findings in writing in a well-structured, ethical, and grammatically sound manner.

CIS 110: Information Literacy and Technology-4 credits
This course cultivates the ability to find, evaluate, interpret, and use information legally, ethically, and effectively. It provides a broad overview of information literacy concepts, including cyber literacy, the knowledge-creation process, finding and evaluating sources, critical reading, and writing with sources as well as introduction to working with digital tools for improving workflow efficiency.

CIS 120: Effective Communication-4 credits
This course supports students in developing the skills required to communicate effectively in a variety of public speaking venues, utilizing nonverbal as well as verbal skills. Focus is placed on the critical assessment of information both on a verbal and research level and recognition of the importance of self-concept in oral communication.

CTH 100: Rationality and Logic-4 credits
This course explores central aspects of modern formal logic, beginning with an explanation of what constitutes good reasoning. Topics include validity and soundness of arguments, formal derivations, truth-functions, and translations to and from a formal language.

CTH 200: Global Literary Critique-4 credits
Focusing on works that consider the experience of the wider world as their theme, this course explores the varied artistic modes in which great writers, historically, have situated themselves in the world, helping us to understand the deep roots of today's intertwined global cultures.

IUW 210: Ethics-4 credits
This course explores current concerns and trends in ethics with a focus on theoretical frameworks, employee responsibility, diversity, and environmental issues toward cultivating an appreciation for major global ethics issues and their application in professional practice.

IUW 220: Sustainability-4 credits
This course introduces sustainability and focuses on key knowledge areas of sustainability theory and practice, including population, ecosystems, global change, energy, agriculture, water, environmental economics and policy, ethics, and cultural history.

IUW 390: Ideation-4 credits
This course unravels the ideation process which leads to product, service or business model development. Using hands-on learning the course interplays the fundamentals of innovation along with the perspectives of artists, marketers, and business practitioners who shape novel concepts into successful ventures. The Interdisciplinary Understanding of the World is designated as a civic engagement module as, civic engagement actions comprise part of the deliverables of the curriculum.