ECON 100 Introduction to Economics

A survey of economic analysis and institutions combining economic theory with a discussion of applications to the U. S. economic system for majors and non-majors. The course will include an introduction to both microeconomics and macroeconomics. Microeconomics: Study of the behavior of consumers and firms in competitive and noncompetitive markets, and the consequences of this behavior for resource allocation and income distribution. Consideration of government’s role in competitive and noncompetitive markets.

RELS 102 The Bible: Texts and contexts

This is the second of a two-course sequence of selected topics enables students to develop critical knowledge of biblical texts and post-biblical traditions by helping them understand how these works and their histories of reception inform interpretive contexts. Students will acquire skills in critical thinking, analysis, reading, and writing that will equip them to recognize the relevance of the academic study of biblical texts and religion.

PSYC 105 Special Topics in Psychology

This course is designed for the non-psychology major and will examine a different general-interest topic each time it is taught. Students will be exposed to the five major theoretical perspectives and to research methods as they pertain to a thematic topic such as ‘close relationships,’ ‘psychology of the self,’ ‘drugs, brain, and behavior,’ etc.

GRST 242 The Holocaust in Text, Image, and Memory

Examination of such topics as the origins and expressions of Anti-Semitism in central Europe, the political events and structures of the
Holocaust, the reality of ghettos and concentration camps, the impact of technological modernization on the Final Solution, and
resistance to the Nazis. Materials will include non-fictional texts, literature, art, and music. All materials and discussions in English.
German 342 is reserved for majors and minors, who will do substantial portions of the work for the course in German.

GRST 244 German Fairy Tales

Emphasis on the Grimms’ tales: theoretical approaches to the tales from the late 19th and early 20th centuries as well as later
adaptations. All materials and discussions in English. German 344 is reserved for majors and minors, who will do substantial portions of
the work for the course in German.

SPAN 302 Advanced Spanish Language and Culture

A study of rich, complex aspects of the Spanish language with emphasis on the four skills of speaking, understanding spoken Spanish, writing, and reading. Special attention is given to the idiomatic character of the language. Each section focuses on a specific field of study, social and cultural context, and/or current events. Aural comprehension and oral production are stressed in 301; composition is stressed in 302, a writing intensive course. These courses need not be taken in sequence.

ECON 323 Classical and Marxian Political Economy

The writings of Adam Smith and of Karl Marx had a profound and lasting influence on the way people think about the world. The
Industrial Revolution that took place in the interim between the publications of the works of these two thinkers literally changed the
world. This course focuses on the most important works of Smith and Marx and on the economic events taking place in eighteenth and
nineteenth century England that continue to affect the way we think and live. The works of other Classical Economists are also
examined. (Course offered in alternate years.)

ECON 339 U.S. Economic History

This course uses the tools of economic analysis to explore the long-run determinants of economic growth and the implications for policymaking today. Focus is on long-run economic change and the development of the American economy. Specific topics include the history and development of economic institutions, the American colonial experience, early American industrialization, slavery, the Progressive Era, the Great Depression, and the Southern economy. (Course offered in alternate years.)

GRST 342 The Holocaust in Text, Image, and Memory

Examination of such topics as the origins and expressions of Anti-Semitism in central Europe, the political events and structures of the
Holocaust, the reality of ghettos and concentration camps, the impact of technological modernization on the Final Solution, and
resistance to the Nazis. Materials will include non-fictional texts, literature, art, and music. All materials and discussions in English.
German 342 is reserved for majors and minors, who will do substantial portions of the work for the course in German.

GRST 344 German Fairy Tales

Emphasis on the Grimms’ tales: theoretical approaches to the tales from the late 19th and early 20th centuries as well as later
adaptations. All materials and discussions in English. German 344 is reserved for majors and minors, who will do substantial portions of
the work for the course in German.