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ON-CAMPUS COURSES

ART 071 (CRN 1795): BLACKSMITHING & ART OF UTILITY
ART 145 (CRN 2040): TEXTILE AND FIBER ART
ART 153 (CRN 1712): BOOKBINDING WORKSHOP
ART 167 (CRN 2119): INTRO TO LETTERPRESS PRINTING
BIO 112L (CRN 1713): AVIAN WINTER ECOLOGY
BIO 145 (CRN 2187): SCIENTIFIC VISUALIZATION
BLAW 60 (CRN 1993): BUSINESS LAW I
BUS 122 (CRN 2178): PRACTICUM IN LEADERSHIP COMMUNICATION
BUS 191 (CRN 1607): INTERNSHIP IN BUSINESS
CHEM 006 (CRN 2199): CHEMISTRY FOR THE INFORMED CITIZEN
CHEM 007 (CRN 2200): CHEMISTRY FOR THE INFORMED CITIZEN LAB
COUN 254 (CRN 1980): APPLD POS PSY: INTEGR STREN PRA
CS 128 (CRN 2036): ROBOT PROGRAMS & CONTROL THEORY
ECON 131 (CRN 2063): CHINA'S ECONOMY
ECON 280 (CRN 1910) BUSINESS, GOVERNMENT & THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
ENG 118 (CRN 2174): READING & CREATING COMICS
HIST 079 (CRN 2171): THE COLD WAR THROUGH FILM 
HIST 105 (CRN 2172): MIDWESTERN HISTORY
HSCI 148 (CRN 2053): EXERCISE TEST & PRESCRIPTION
HSCI 149 (CRN 1715): INTRO TO ATHLETIC TRAINING & SPORTS MEDICINE
IS 172 (CRN 2109): EXPLORING THE SILICON PRAIRIE 
JMC 58 (CRN 1717): INTRO TO VISUAL COM (Non-JMC)
JMC 85 (CRN 1583): PUBLIC RELATIONS PRINCIPLES
JMC 99 (CRN 1629): SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGIES
JMC 99 (CRN 1841): THE MUSIC BUSINESS
LEAD 199 (CRN 1539): ETHICAL LEADERSHIP: WIZARDING WORLD
LIBR 52 (CRN 1961): INTRODUCTION TO ARCHIVES
LIBR 72 (CRN 1539): WHAT'S UP DOC? AN INFORMATION LITERACY EXPLORATION OF DOCUMENTARY FILMS
LIBR 077 (CRN 1960): FAKE NEWS, FILTERS, & FALSEHOODS: NAVIGATING INFORMATION OVERLOAD IN THE 21ST CENTURY

LIBR 99 (CRN 1961): COPYRIGHT ISSUES IN THE U.S.
LIBR 101 (CRN 1962): REFLECTIONS ON VIDEO GAMING 
MATH 195 (CRN 2184): THE MATHEMATICAL MODELING OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES
MGMT 120 (CRN 1769): MANAGEMENT OF OPERATIONS
MKTG 120 (CRN 2179): DIGITAL MARKETING
MUS 160 (CRN 2031): ACTING THROUGH ARIAS
MUS 160 (CRN 2183): MUSIC THROUGH PLAY
POLS 109(CRN 2169): SIM OF FOREIGN POLICY CRISIS
PHAR 105 (CRN 2095): DELIVERING MEDICATION MANANAGEMENT SERVICES
PHAR 118 (CRN 2097): LGBTQ HEALTH: ISSUES
PHIL 151/HONR 126 (CRN 2103/2108): ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
PSY 44 (CRN 2198): ADULT DEVELOPMENT & AGING
PSY 76 (CRN 2028): ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY
REL 132 (CRN 2030): APOCALYPTIC US IN FILM/CULTURE
SCSA 153/SCSS 153 (CRN 1848/1849): DOCUMENTARY VIDEO CHALLENGE
SCSR 106 / HONRS 104(CRN 2176 & CRN 2177): AESTHETICS OF EVERYDAY LIFE
SCSR 112 (CRN 2057): RHETORIC & WAR
SCSS 078/ HONRS 081 (CRN 2175/CRN 2139): SOCIOLOGY OF CHILDHOOD
THEA 005 (CRN 1599): READINGS IN THEATRE 
THEA 102 (CRN 2182): AUDITIONING
WLC 148 (CRN 1891): INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
WLC 150 (CRN 2201)- INTRODUCTION TO MODERN ARAB CULTURE

ONLINE COURSES

ACCT 41 (CRN 1766): INTRO TO FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING 
BLAW 60 (CRN 1693): BUSINESS LAW I
EDUC 191/EDUC 291 (CRN 1903/1904): INTRO TO GIFTED EDUCATION
EDUC 193/293 (CRN 1787/1788): CREATIVITY AND GIFTED
HSCI 20 (CRN 1621): INTRO TO HEALTH SCIENCES
HSCI 106 (CRN 2056): CULTURE CARE AND HEALTH LIT
PHAR 105 (CRN 2095): DELIVERING MEDICATION MANANAGEMENT SERVICES  
PHAR 126 (CRN 1617): PRINCPLES OF NUTRITION 
SCSS 179 (CRN 2026): SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION


ON-CAMPUS COURSES

ART 071 (CRN 1795): BLACKSMITHING & ART OF UTILITY
Robert Craig
Credits 3
Lecture
Attribute: Artistic Experience

Course Description: This course will explore the relationships of form to function through the styling of utilitarian objects while maintaining a strong consideration of aesthetic appeal. Through the application of metalworking techniques, students will design and create useful objects for a distinct purpose or function.

ART 145 (CRN 2040): TEXTILE AND FIBER ART
Emily Newman
Credits 3
Lecture
Attribute: Artistic Experience and Engaged Citizen

Course Description: Students enrolled in this introductory J-Term course will learn traditional and contemporary methods of creating textile and fiber art including batik, applique', interlocking, digital pattern design, and digital fabric printing. Emphasis will be on creating two-dimensional and three-dimensional projects in the studio supplemented by discussions and readings of historical and contemporary texts. Additionally, a collaborative project will teach students about the radical history of textiles and the tradition of community engagement in the fiber arts. Students will be required to purchase materials including $40-$80 in custom designed digitally printed fabric. This course will also include a community-engaged service-learning component. Please note this course is unrelated to fashion and fashion design.

ART 167 (CRN 2119): INTRO TO LETTERPRESS PRINTING
Sarah McCoy
Credits 3 Lecture
Attribute: Artistic Experience

Course Description: This course is an introduction to letterpress and basic graphic design practices focusing on the formal organization of visual elements and the technical process of printing, resulting in creative communication. The course places emphasis on the process and method of various forms of letterpress printing to derive formal solutions to the projects. The course also includes a parallel "hand-craft" component focusing on the development of professional level artistic skills. Course activities will include demonstrations, discussions, readings, practical exercises, and applied projects--a hands-on course that teaches the basics of hand-setting metal and woodtype type. Students will learn how to lock up vintage woodtype, print on antique printing presses and print their own illustrations. The course will take place at Drake University within the graphic design department's letterpress student and at Professor Sarah McCoy's east village studio: The Permanent Collection. The course will explore old and new technologies within the field of printing, the art of fine press printing, and artist's books. No experience is necessary.

ART 153 (CRN 1712): BOOKBINDING WORKSHOP
John Fender
Credits 3 Lecture
Attribute: Artistic Experience

Course Description: Bookbinding Workshop is a 3-credit hour studio course and may be used as a graphic design program elective, a studio art elective or a general art elective, and satisfies the Artistic Experience AOI. This course requires sophomore standing or instructor permission. Bookbinding Workshop is an introduction to the craft and design of a variety of book forms using traditional and non-traditional binding techniques. The primary goal of the course is for the student to learn basic book binding techniques and gain sufficient technical knowledge to create a variety of bound book structures and explore the historical and formal traditions of bookbinding. Course activities will include demonstrations, discussions, readings, practical exercises, applied projects, and class critiques.

BIO 112L (CRN 1713): AVIAN WINTER ECOLOGY
Muir Eaton
Credits 3
Lecture/Lab
Attribute:

Course Description: In this J-term course, you will gain extensive experience working with birds in a field setting. You will learn and practice a fundamental took used by ornithologist and wildlife biologist for studying birds: mist-netting and banding of individuals. In addition, you will learn identification of Iowa's winter bird species, working with museum study skins as well as captured live individuals, and you will design and conduct behavioral experiments on birds, exploring their winter physiology and ecological roles. Class time will be outdoors as much as possible. You will become expert at handling and releasing live birds, and the skills developed in this course will well prepare you for advanced field studies and graduate work in Ornithology. This is an on-campus course, and we will be working at natural areas nearby Drake. Prerequisites: BIO 001, 012, 013, or 018 or see instructor for approval.

BIO 145 (CRN 2187): SCIENTIFIC VISUALIZATION
Jerry Honts
Credits 3
Lecture
Attribute:

Course Description: This course will provide practical experience in the use of open-source software to graphically represent scientific data as images or 3D models, with the goal of gaining insight into the meaning of the data. It will emphasize the use of best practices in creating representations that clearly and effective communicate scientific findings. The course will focus on using Python and R software packages to generate professional images, video, or 3D models from datasets. Although the course will focus on using biological data, the methods used can be applied to any scientific discipline.

BUS 191 (CRN 1607): INTERNSHIP IN BUSINESS
Mary Edrington
Credits 1.000-3.000
Attribute:

Course Description: Experiential learning credit for substantive workplace experiences. Prereq.: Sophomore standing; major in the College of Business and Public Administration; minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 and permission of the Internship Coordinator. Coreq.: Enrollment in not more than 18 semester hours credit (including the internship) in any fall or spring semester in which internship credit is earned and 12 hours (including the internship) in the summer sessions. May be repeated, however, no more than 6 credit hours of internship work will count towards meeting graduation requirements.

BUS 122 (CRN 2178): PRACTICUM IN LEADERSHIP COMMUNICATION
Lynn McCool
Credits 3
Lecture
Attribute:

Course Description: This course focuses on the practice of leadership and professional communication skills using simulated workplace communication scenarios. The course examines key terminology and principles of verbal, non-verbal, written, and visual communication skills. The major objective of the course is to aid students in developing practical and strategic skills for communicating to superiors, coworkers, and external stakeholders. Students problem-solve and apply message strategies to achieve empathetic and ethical communication that responds to a variety of circumstances. Examples of leadership communication that students will practice with include: communicating vision, delivering effective employee feedback, getting buy-in for a new organizational initiative, running effective team meetings, representing the team to internal and external constituents, and others.

BLAW 60 (CRN 1993): BUSINESS LAW I
Stephen Gara
Credits 3
Lecture
Attribute: Critical Thinking and LPS Law Course and Values and Ethics

Course Description: This course discusses the basic precepts of our legal system. These precepts are then applied in the examination of the legal principles that affect business in the areas of contracts, torts and product liability. The course also addresses relevant ethical issues. Prereq.: Sophomore standing.

CHEM 006 (CRN 2199): CHEMISTRY FOR THE INFORMED CITIZEN
CHEM 007 (CRN 2200): LAB
Gholam Mirafzal
Credits 3 (Lecture)
Credits 1 (Lab)
Attribute: Life Science & Physical Science

Course Description: A survey of some principles of chemistry, stressing concepts and qualitative understanding rather than problem solving or technical skills. Application of a core of concepts to chemical aspects of current social political or economic situations. 

An optional laboratory experience to accompany CHEM 6. Experiments illustrate how fundamental and practical chemical information is obtained. Properties of substances are observed and experiments are performed to foster appreciation of the impact of chemistry in a technological society. Prereq.: Concurrent enrollment of previous credit in CHEM 6.

CS 128 (CRN 2036): ROBOT PROGRAMS & CONTROL THEORY
Christopher Porter
Credits 3
Lecture
Attribute:

Course Description: This course introduces students to various aspects of robotics, with particular emphasis on programming and PID control theory. It stresses real-time and multi-tasking programming, with appropriate and effective reactions to external conditions. Students work in small groups to design, build, and program small-scale robots.

COUN 254 (CRN 1980): APPLD POS PSY: INTEGR STREN PRA
Bengu Erguner-Tekinalp
Credits 3
Lecture
Attribute: Graduate Students

Course Description: This course focuses on the science and art of happiness. Having its roots in humanistic orientation, positive psychology movement has become a new force in psychology. Positive psychology focuses on strengths rather than weaknesses, wellbeing rather than pathology and building a fulfilled meaningful life, rather than fixing the problems. This course explores positive psychological interventions that can be used in mental health and rehabilitation agencies, schools, and organizations. It is an experiential course that asks students to participate in positive psychological activities. Students develop their own interventions to be used everyday life, mental health and rehabilitation settings, schools or organizations. Main positive psychology topics such as sense of belonging, gratitude, creativity, forgiveness, compassion, flow, grit, optimism, hope, satisfaction and meaning in life and their applications in mental health, rehabilitation and educational institutions and organizations are the focus. Techniques and questions from strengths based counseling will be the main framework of this course.

ECON 131 (CRN 2063): CHINA'S ECONOMY
Liping Zheng
Credits 3
Lecture
Attribute: Historical Foundations

Course Description: China's economy has grown more rapidly than any other major economy in recent years. This course examins causes and consequences of this growth, including trends, challenges, policy responses and current developments. Similarities and differences between U.S. and Chinese economic institutions will be examined in detail. Prereq.: ECON 010 or ECON 001, and MATH 020.

ECON 280 (CRN 1910) BUSINESS, GOVERNMENT & THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
Tom Root
Credits 3
Lecture
Attribute:

Course Description: The ability to analyze the current domestic and global economic environment is an integral part of any organization's decision-making process. This course is designed to provide students with the ability to interpret and analyze current economic data and apply the data to make strategic decisions for their organization. Students will develop an understanding of the ability and limitations of economic indicators to describe the underlying macroeconomic relationships and the impact of those relationships on the strategic management of business and not-for-profit organizations. Students will also develop an understanding of the interaction of both market and non-market forces that impact the economy including the role of government and the rationale for government policy targeting economic performance. Prereq.: MBA 242 or consent of instructor, graduate standing and consent of the Assistant Dean, Graduate Programs, College of Business and Public Administration. Recommended MBA/MFM 253.

ENG 118 (CRN 2174): READING & CREATING COMICS
Amy Letter
Credits 3
Lecture
Attribute: Pending: Written Communication

Course Description: “Comics”: a kind of visual storytelling that speaks along the spectrum of symbolic abstraction, from the letters of language to photorealistic imagery and everything in between. In this course, we will read and analyze the literature, art, and design found in published comics, study concepts that will give us a better understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of comics, and we will create our own new, original comics. No drawing experience is required.

HSCI 148 (CRN 2053): EXERCISE TEST & PRESCRIPTION
Kimberly Huey
Credits 3
Lecture
Attribute: Pharmacy Prof. Elective/Scientific Literacy 

Course Description: The purpose of this course is to provide the opportunity to utilize state of the art laboratory equipment and techniques to learn the concepts of physiological fitness testing and exercise prescription. Exercise prescription and the implementation of conditioning programs will include individuals of differing ages, fitness levels, and health status. Emphasis is on the five major health-related components of physical fitness: [1] cardiorespiratory fitness, [2] muscular strength, [3] muscular endurance, [4] flexibility, and [5] body composition. The course will include hands-on exercise testing using class members, interpretation of test results, and effective design of exercise programs [i.e. prescriptions].

HSCI 149 (CRN 1715): INTRO TO ATHLETIC TRAINING & SPORTS MEDICINE
Megan Brady
Credits 3
Lecture
Attribute:

Course Description: This is an introductory lecture course with a lab included. The course will allow students to acquire the skills to recognize common injuries, illnesses, and issues occurring in an athletic environment. The lab portion of the class will provide a hands-on approach to prevention and rehabilitation techniques including taping, therapeutic exercise, and modalities. It is strongly recommended that students taking this course have had a previous course in human anatomy.

HIST 079 (CRN 2171): THE COLD WAR THROUGH FILM
Curt Cardwell
Credits 3
Lecture
Attribute: Historical Foundations

Course Description: This course explores the history of the Cold War through the medium of film. The focus is primarily on the American side of the Cold War, both internationally and domestically, and chiefly utilizes American produced films.

HIST 105 (CRN 2172): MIDWESTERN HISTORY
Amahia Mallea
Credits 3
Lecture
Attribute:

Course Description: The plains are defined by the short- and tallgrass prairie from Indiana to the Rockies, and from central Canadian provinces to Texas. Historically the plains have been the land of Native nations, were claimed by several European nations, became Indian Territory and then the American West, and now are considered the Midwest. Ecologically, this region has undergone vast changes -- from prairie to a global breadbasket -- which reflect the social and economic changes that have occurred with the re-peopling of the plains, from Cahokia to Chicago. Rather than assume a story of tragedy or triumph, we will discuss the complexity of historical change, how historians have interpreted this region, and discover for ourselves how the past illuminates the present.

IS 172 (CRN 2109): EXPLORING THE SILICON PRAIRIE
Alanah Mitchell
Credits 3
Lecture
Attribute: Historical Foundations

Course Description: This class is designed for students with an interest in technology and its various applications not only in the business realm, but also in society at large. This course will explore the history of technology and focus on how these powerful systems have fundamentally reshaped modern organizations along with our society. Particular emphasis will be placed on the "Silicon Prairie" we live in, as well as the global world. Topics of study will range from the technologies, methods, and practices of developing new innovations to how this knowledge and these skills are applied to re-engineer business processes.

JMC 58 (CRN 1717): INTRO TO VISUAL COM (Non-JMC)
Lee Jolliffe
Credits 3
Lecture
Attribute: Artistic Experience

Course Description: Survey of visual communications, including basic page/screen design, type and typography, color, illustrations, and concepts. Each topic is approached both analytically and aesthetically. Designed for non-journalism majors only. Laptop required (minimum: i3 processor, 4 gigs of ram, 200 gigs of free storage space, Wireless N.) subscription to the Creative Suite.

JMC 85 (CRN 1583): PUBLIC RELATIONS PRINCIPLES
Kelly Bruhn
Credits 3
Lecture
Attribute: Community Engaged Learning and Engaged Citizen

Course Description: This course explores the role of public relations in today's organizations. Students will develop an appreciation for and understanding of the critical thinking, research, planning and communication skills necessary for the effective practice of public relations. Students will acquire a solid foundation in the basic theories and concepts of communication, persuasion, motivation, and learning which are integral parts in the success of public relations and in engaging people. Prereq.: Sophomore standing.

JMC 99 (CRN 1629): SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGIES
Christopher Snider
Credits 3
Lecture
Attribute: Information Literacy

Course Description: This class explores the role of social media in our everyday lives, from the way we communicate with our friends to the way businesses communicate with customers. Students will create and execute a personal social media strategy as well as creating social media strategies for businesses and organizations.

JMC 99 (CRN 1841): THE MUSIC BUSINESS
Tobi Parks, Thomas Kutz
Credits 3
Lecture
Attribute:

Course Description: "A Peek Behind the Curtain of the Music Business" is an interdisciplinary study of the music industry, including music publishing, music promotion, music business ethics, emerging music business technologies, copyright law, and other subjects directly pertinent to understanding today's music industry landscape. The course will include a practical look at the industry through the work of Station 1 Records, a local record label. The course includes daily guest speakers both in class and via video conference with executives from the leading companies in the music business like Sony Music, Warner Music Group, Kobalt Music Publishing, and others. Station 1 Records is a non-profit artist entrepreneurship program dedicated to the development and patronage of independent music artists. Station 1 provides a platform for artists and opportunities for students interested in working in the business to do hands-on work in recording, distribution, public relations, marketing, promotion, and tour support.

LEAD 199 (CRN 1539): ETHICAL LEADERSHIP: WIZARDING WORLD
Jenny Tran-Johnson
Credits 3
Lecture
Attribute:

Course Description: Whether seeking the golden snitch or aspiring to become minister of magic, a strong moral and ethical foundation is crucial for leadership success. Through the lens of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, students will use their personal morals, attitudes, and beliefs to develop a foundation for reflective decision-making. This class will explore the concepts of moral and ethical reasoning, identity development, servant leadership, and transformational leadership. Students in this course must have already read the Harry Potter book series and have a comprehensive understanding of the stories, characters, and wizarding world. There is no prerequisite for this course, however, completion of LEAD 001 or the Adams Leadership Academy is encouraged.

LIBR 052 (CRN 1961): INTRODUCTION TO ARCHIVES
Hope Bibens
Credits 3
Lecture
Attribute: Information Literacy

Course Description: This course serves as an experiential introduction to the responsibilities of archivists and records managers by providing an overview of the principles upon which archival theory is based and the key practices of archival work: appraisal, acquisition, accession, processing, arrangement, description, and use. Through practical and hands-on assignments involving the collections in the Drake University Archives & Special Collections, readings, and discussions, the course will establish a basic understanding of the archival profession.

LIBR 072 (CRN 1539): WHAT'S UP DOC? AN INFORMATION LITERACY EXPLORATION OF DOCUMENTARY FILMS
Carrie Dunham-LaGree
Credits 3
Lecture
Attribute: Information Literacy

Course description: This course will use documentary films to explore information literacy concepts and impart an understanding of information resources. Students will explore current trends in documentaries by watching a wide variety of documentaries. Through reading and exploration, students will learn the skills needed to search for many types of information resources. We will explore the notion of documentaries as texts that are both the result of research and the starting point for more research.

LIBR 077 (CRN 1960): FAKE NEWS, FILTERS, & FALSEHOODS: NAVIGATING INFORMATION OVERLOAD IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Dan Chibnall
Credits 3
Lecture
Attribute: Information Literacy, Engaged Citizenship

Course Description: We live in an age of information overload, where individuals can create their own, private news and media enclaves. Social media allows us to filter out what we don't care to see and engage with ideas that sometimes only serve to reinfornce our existing beliefs and ideas. This new era also presents us with the dangers of “fake news” that so closely resembles the real thing that even the most discerning eye cannot pick it out of a lineup. This course will focus on how we can navigate the rivers of information, become discerning consumers, separate fact from fiction, and approach daily sources of information with an objective eye. We will also explore the effects of information overload, how we can become more information literate in a society saturated with various forms of media, and how that can help us be more engaged citizens.

LIBR 99 (CRN 1961): COPYRIGHT ISSUES IN THE U.S.
Marcia Keyser
Credits 3
Lecture
Attribute: Engaged Citizen

Course Description: Whether you are writing a song for performance, taking notes in class, or posting an event on Facebook, do you have copyright protection for what you do? If you share someone else's story, can he or she claim infringement? What is copyright, anyway? Take this Engaged Citizen class for an overview of copyright law and the many ways it affects our lives in the United States.

LIBR 101 (CRN 1962): REFLECTIONS ON VIDEO GAMING
Cameron Tuai
Credits 3
Lecture
Attribute: Engaged Citizen

Course Description: The J-Term class will explore the relationship between video games, gamers, and their communities. Starting with the question, "what is a game" student will develop foundational knowledge of video gaming concepts such as aesthetics, narrative, rules, and design. From these basic elements, students will then explore the ideals of the community as the interaction between the social values "coded" into a video game and gameplay as a means to communicate membership within that community. In particular, students will have an opportunity to critically reflect on how video games and norms or game play shape community ideas of race, gender, and sexual identity.

MATH 195 (CRN 2184): THE MATHEMATICAL MODELING OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES
Terrance Pendleton
Credits 3
Lecture
Attribute:

Course Description: This course addresses the key concepts of mathematical modeling of infectious diseases, as well as its applications to the study of specific infectious diseases such as COVID-19. The course will focus on the role epidemiologists play in mathematical modeling, and help students discover how mathematical models help us understand the spread of infectious pathogens through dynamic populations. In addition to developing a firm understanding of the basics of mathematical modeling theory, students will explore existing mathematical models in practical computer lab sessions. Students will learn to determine the key parameters involved in the spread of pathogens, and the impact of changes in these parameters, discuss the public health and social ramifications that each model and its results carry, and discuss how they are related to cure, prevention or policy-making at large.

MGMT 120 (CRN 1769): MANAGEMENT OF OPERATIONS
Bradley Meyer
Credits 3
Lecture
Attribute:

Course Description: A study of the operations function of organizations, focusing on providing services and producing goods efficiently and effectively. Students learn how to analyze, measure, and improve work methods; make capacity decisions; manage waiting lines; and control the flow of materials along the supply chain. The course also discusses ethics and sustainabilty; monitoring and improving quality, allocating scarce resources and managing projects. Prereq.: MATH 020 or MATH 028; IS 044; one of STAT 072, ACTS/MATH 131 or STAT 170; and sophomore standing.

MUS 160 (CRN 2031): ACTING THROUGH ARIAS
Christine Blanner
Credits 3
Lecture
Attribute:

Course Description: Specialized study and/or discussion of selected topics in music. The course may focus on important historical, theoretical, educational, or performance issues, among others.

MUS 160 (CRN 2183): MUSIC THROUGH PLAY
H. Ellie Wolfe
Credits 3
Lecture
Attribute: Artistic Experience

Course Description: This course builds students’ understanding of music through an exploration of children’s musical play. Students will develop an understanding of the musical and social characteristics of children’s musical play through exploring, engaging in, and analyzing. The primary goal of this course is to deepen students' comfort and skill in engaging in creative music-making and analysis.

POLS 109(CRN 2169): SIM OF FOREIGN POLICY CRISIS
David Skidmore
Credits 3
Lecture
Attribute:

Course Description: This course will examine how U.S. presidents and their foreign policy advisers make decisions under crisis conditions. In addition to examining relevant theoretical and historical literature, students will engage in several role-playing exercises that simulate the deliberations of the U.S. National Security Council as it develops recommendations for responding to crisis scenarios grounded in real-world cases. Students will gain a deep understanding of how the policy-making process is shaped by the special conditions that typically accompany crises, including high stakes, time urgency, incomplete information, competing goals and high levels of uncertainty. Graded assignments will include an in-class essay exam, briefing papers, reflection papers, and simulation performance. Prerequisite: POLS 075.

MKTG 120 (CRN 2179): DIGITAL MARKETING
Heidi Mannetter
Credits 3
Lecture
Attribute:

Course Description: Using a combination of readings, exercises, and a competitive simulation project, students learn about the necessary components of a successful digital marketing strategy including content marketing, search engine marketing, (including SEO and paid search), social media, digital display, email marketing, and related analytic tools. Prereq.: MKTG 101.

PHAR 118 (CRN 2097): LGBTQ HEALTH: ISSUES
Anisa Hansen, Tony Tyler
Credits 3
Lecture
Attribute: Pharm Elective but OPEN to all majors

Course Description: This class will focus on understanding healthcare issues affecting the LGBTQ population. Learners will examine topics such as health disparities, advocacy, effective communication, as well as mental and physical health concerns for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. For a portion of this course, students will actively engage with local community partners on projects related to LGBTQ health care. This course will include a variety of learning methods: lecture, small group discussion, group presentations, and service-learning.

PHIL 151/HONR 126 (CRN 2103/2108): ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
Martin Roth
Credits 3
Lecture
Attribute: Honors Track Elective

Course Description: This course will explore the past, present, and future of Artificial Intelligence (AI). We will begin by looking at the initial aims of AI and the theoretical and technological developments that made AI look like a genuine possibility (and survey some of the early successes and failures of that research program). We will then consider the current state of AI and the way future developments may (or may not) have a significant impact on society and self. Our investigation of these topics will be informed by scholarly works (e.g., philosophy, computer science, and social science) and works of fiction (e.g., short stories and films).

PSY 44 (CRN 2189): ADULT DEVELOPMENT AND AGING
Maria Valdovinos
Credits 2
Attribute:

Course Description: This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the cognitive, social, physical, behavioral, and functional changes associated with aging; the theories related to the aging process; and the ethical concerns in geriatric care.  Furthermore, students can expect to learn about the services provided by a community-based, non-profit agency and acquire experience interacting with elders by completing a service learning component as part of this course.  Prereq:  Psy 001.

PSY 76 (CRN 2028): ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY
Greg Lengel
Credits 3
Lecture
Attribute:

Course Description: This course exposes students to some general clinical perspectives about human behavior and psychological problems. Several major theoretical approaches to personality, abnormal behavior, assessment, and treatment are discussed in the context of psychological disorders such as substance abuse, depression, schizophrenia and family violence. Prereq.: PSY 001.

PHAR 105 (CRN 2095): DELIVERING MEDICATION MANANAGEMENT SERVICES
Wendy Mobley-Bukstein
Credits 3
Lecture
Attribute: Pharmacy Prof. Elective

Course Description: Delivering Medication Management Services is an active learning online course in which participants practice a variety of communication techniques to elicit a patient's medication experience and identify medication-related problems. Cases based on the real-life experiences of MTM providers will be used. Participants will gain experiences interviewing patients, identifying and prioritizing medication-related problems, developing and implementing interventions, and documenting activities. Various business models and billing strategies will be explored, and plans for implementation discussed. Through self-study modules, case studies, hands-on patient interviews, and assessment practice sessions, learners will obtain the knowledge and skills needed to establish medication therapy management services. At the end of this course, the learner will have completed the APHA Delivering Medication Therapy Management Services certificate training program.

REL 132 (CRN 2030): APOCALYPTIC US IN FILM/CULTURE
Bradley Crowell
Credits 3
Attribute: Historical Foundations/Honors

Course Description: Climate change, viruses, pandemics, nuclear war, political disintegration, aliens, and zombies have all been part of American popular culture and its visions of the end times. Since the foundations of America, its role in God's plan and various end-time scenarios have been at the center of many political, religious, and cultural debates. Apocalyptic America in Film and Culture will examine how popular culture has altered and reconstructed America’s role in the end times, how that vision has changed during the 20th and 21st centuries, and how it influences social debates.

SCSA 153/SCSS 153 (CRN 1848/1849): DOCUMENTARY VIDEO CHALLENGE
Sandra Patton-Imani
Credits 3
Lecture
Attribute: Community Engaged Learning and SOC Research Design

Course Course Description: This course will be an immersion in methods of qualitative fieldwork and digital video as cultural critique. Students will be introduced to ethnographic participant-observation and interviewing methods, as well as video editing techniques. During the three-week J-term course students will work in small groups to conduct ethnographic research, document it on videotape, and produce short video essays that will be put on both the IRC web site for community outreach and the Drake Cultures of Engagement site. This course will serve as an introduction to qualitative interview-based research and critical digital storytelling. SCS: Research design course and CEL course. This course is cross-listed with SCSS 153.

SCSR 112 (CRN 2057): RHETORIC & WAR
William Lewis
Credits 3
Lecture
Attribute: Values and Ethics

Course Description: Discussion of the relationships between war and public discourse, with special attention to public debate about the conduct of war, the effect of war on ideas about public discourse, and the representation of war in contemporary media.

SCSS 078/ HONRS 081 (CRN 2175/CRN 2139): SOCIOLOGY OF CHILDHOOD
Laurie Linhart
Credits 3
Attribute:

Course Description: The sociology of childhood presents two insights: childhood is a lived experience and a structural form. As a lived experience, children actively create meaning and engage in social processes that make them a part of society from birth. Children play, learn, question, suffer, challenge, and create. They are not just "under development" or "being socialized," but active in contributing to their own childhoods and to society. 

SCSR 106 / HONRS 104(CRN 2176 & CRN 2177): AESTHETICS OF EVERYDAY LIFE
Joan McAlister
Credits 3
Lecture
Attribute: Artistic Experience

Course Description: Analysis of how the material environment of architecture, clothes, furniture, music, signage, tools, toys, and other objects operates as a field of persuasive appeals and how it influences and constrains the formation of identity and community.

THEA 005 (CRN 1599): READINGS IN THEATRE
Michael Rothmayer
Credits 3
Lecture
Attribute: Artistic Experience/Critical Thinking

Course Description: A reading/viewing discussion-based format surveying Western dramatic literature (as well as films based on those plays), from ancient Greece to the present.  The J-term format provides the opportunity to add elements normally not part of the course including the viewing of film versions of plays to understand how dramatic text can serve as a blueprint for live performance and how dramatic literature can be interpreted by theatre artists.  In addition, the J-term format provides the chance to read and explore extended passages in class to appreciate how dramatic text functions.  In short, the J-term version of the Readings in Theatre class will help students engage with the text in ways unique from the fall/spring semester iterations of the course.

THEA 102 (CRN 2182): AUDITIONING
Erin Horst
Credits 3
Lecture
Attribute: Open to Musical Theatre and Acting BFAs only.

Course Description: This course is a practical workshop that will enable students to audition successfully in professional and non-union theatre. Students will learn about the artistic and business aspects of auditioning and marketing oneself. Students will be guided in creating a website, resume and setting up professional headshots. Throughout the course, students will prepare audition materials for their books that include cuttings of classical and contemporary monologues, and songs in multiple styles. They will also gain experience with cold readings and dance calls. At the end of the course, students will be given the opportunity to audition for professional theatre companies at the Region 5 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival here in Des Moines, if they so choose.

WLC 148 (CRN 1891): INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
Marc Pinheiro-Cadd
Credits 3
Lecture
Attribute: Global and Cultural Understand and International & Multicultural

Course Description: This course focuses on the applied understanding of basic concepts and principles regarding communication between people from different racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds/cultures in the context of both the globalizing world and the U.S. Through reading, discussing, writing about, and reflecting on relevant texts and films, you will become acquainted not only with some of the theory and research in the area of intercultural communication but also with how to apply that knowledge with the goal of understanding and improving human interactions in both global and domestic contexts. Special attention will be paid to the barriers that exist between cultures that may potentially disrupt attempts at fluid intercultural communication, as well as the means to circumvent those barriers. By developing insights into the social, cultural, and historical dimensions of relations among racial, ethnic, and gender groups, you will make progress toward achieving one of the course’s major goal: becoming aware of “cultural relativity” as an ethical guiding principle that results in respecting other cultures more than is the case when ethnocentrism is the guiding principle. We will also consider in some depth the role of the media in creating and diffusing information that affects intercultural communication. Thinking critically about issues such as these will help you demonstrate what Drake’s Mission Statement refers to as “responsible global citizenship.”

WLC 150 (CRN 2201)- INTRODUCTION TO MODERN ARAB CULTURE

Ibrahim Khalaylih.
Credits 3
Synchronous format

Course Description: This course will help students better understand the main characteristics of the Arab people, their culture, and their society. The course will closely examine Arabs origins, identities, and values as well as the importance of family and language. Many other things will be examined including: classic and contemporary poetry, music, Arab thought, and the novel. The course will also include a discussion of the Arab Spring, the Syrian Refugee tragedy, and the contemporary crisis of the Arab culture, including the social, intellectual, and political issues connected to modern Arab culture and thought. In addition, an understanding of Islam and Islamic community is necessary to fully appreciate this region of the world and its people.


ONLINE COURSES

ACCT 41 (CRN 1766): INTRO TO FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
Kelley Ellis
Credits 3
Online
Attribute: Critical Thinking

Course Description: The elements of the financial statements, accounting for deferrals, the double-entry accounting system, internal control and cash, receivables and payables, inventory, operational assets, long-term debt, equity transactions, income measurement, and comprehensive treatment of the balance sheet, the income statement and the statement of cash flows. Financial statement analysis will be integrated throughout the course. Prereq.: None.

BLAW 60 (CRN 1693): BUSINESS LAW I
Royce Fichtner
Credits 3
Online
Attribute: Critical Thinking and LPS Law Course and Values and Ethics

Course Description: This course discusses the basic precepts of our legal system. These precepts are then applied in the examination of the legal principles that affect business in the areas of contracts, torts and product liability. The course also addresses relevant ethical issues. Prereq.: Sophomore standing.

EDUC 191/EDUC 291 (CRN 1903/1904): INTRO TO GIFTED EDUCATION
Ashley Delaney
Credits 3
Online
Attribute: Drake Online Undergrad Program

Course Description: This comprehensive introduction to gifted education combines both theory and practice. In addition to developing an understanding of the history of gifted education and the characteristics, identification, special programs, and related law, participants will learn about instructional models, programming options, assessments, and evaluation. Practical components such as resources, beginning a program, and special programs available, as well as parent education, will be addressed.  

EDUC 193/293 (CRN 1787/1788): CREATIVITY AND GIFTED
Sally Beisser
Credits 2
Online
Attribute: Drake Online Undergrad Program

Course Description: This course is designed to be an overview of creativity to include definitions and theories of creativity, characteristics of the creative person, techniques of creative thinking, metaphorical thinking, creative activities, models of the creative process, tests of creativity, and developing personal and professional creativeness.  

HSCI 20 (CRN 1621): INTRO TO HEALTH SCIENCES
Jill Batten
Credits 2
Online
Attribute:

Course Description: This course is designed to provide students support throughout their transition to Drake University and the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS). Students will be introduced to essential academic policies, procedures, and programs that will assist them in laying a strong foundation for academic success at Drake. Students will also have the opportunity to explore various health professions and resources for academic and career planning. Course activities will include lectures, guest presentations, health professions speakers and panels, reflective activities and class discussions.  

HSCI 106 (CRN 2056): CULTURE CARE AND HEALTH LIT
Cassity Gutierrez
Credits 3
Online Attribute: Community Engaged Learning and Engaged Citizen and Global and Cultural Understand and Pharmacy Prof. Elective

Course Description: Cultural competence, health disparities, and health literacy are important topics in health care delivery in the United States. An increasingly diverse patient population requires that health care providers acquire both generic and specific cultural knowledge for the patient populations served. It is important to address and reduce health disparities and low health literacy. This course will address the necessary adaptations to healthcare delivery that reflects an understanding of diversity between and within cultures. Health literacy, the person's ability to obtain, process, and understand health information needed to make informed health decisions, is studied in relation to health outcomes. The course will progress through four units to include: [1] Foundations of Culture Care, [2] Cultural Considerations and Application, [3] Health Disparities, and [4] Health Literacy. The course will include a lecture with group discussions on current topics and case studies. Students will apply the strategies acquired through completion of a cultural competence and values self-assessment, a photovoice assignment addressing health disparities, and a health literacy project.

PHAR 105 (CRN 2095): DELIVERING MEDICATION MANANAGEMENT SERVICES
Wendy Mobley-Bukstein
Credits 3
Online
Attribute: Pharmacy Prof. Elective

Course Description: Delivering Medication Management Services is an active learning online course in which participants practice a variety of communication techniques to elicit a patient's medication experience and identify medication-related problems. Cases based on the real-life experiences of MTM providers will be used. Participants will gain experiences interviewing patients, identifying and prioritizing medication-related problems, developing and implementing interventions, and documenting activities. Various business models and billing strategies will be explored, and plans for implementation discussed. Through self-study modules, case studies, hands-on patient interviews, and assessment practice sessions, learners will obtain the knowledge and skills needed to establish medication therapy management services. At the end of this course, the learner will have completed the APHA Delivering Medication Therapy Management Services certificate training program.   

PHAR 126 (CRN 1617): PRINCPLES OF NUTRITION
Jamie Pitlick, Wendy Mobley-Bukstein
Credits 2
Online
Attribute: Pharmacy Prof. Elective

For the first two weeks of registration, this course will be reserved for students who have certain declared majors, minors, or concentrations. For a list of those majors, minors, and concentrations, visit the registration page.

Course Description: In this course, principles of normal nutrition are introduced. Each essential nutrient function and metabolism is studied as well as cultural, societal, and economic influences on eating disorders and habits. An emphasis is placed on the application of nutrition principles within the health care setting.  

SCSS 179 (CRN 2026): SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION
Darcie Vandegrift
Credits 3
Online
Attribute: Engaged Citizen

Course Description: Education is created through the social organization of aspirations and resources. The stakes are high: education can determine how children see themselves, partially determine an individual's social class, the ability she has to contribute as a citizen, and the future of the society in which the child lives. The educational system teaches values, distributes capital, and both decreases and reproduces social inequality. The class focuses on macro and micro questions in the sociology of education as well as education advocacy

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