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J-term 2019 On-Campus & Online Course Listing

 

On-Campus Courses

ACCT198: Taxes and You: Overcoming Fear

ART 071: Blacksmithing and the Art of Utility

ART145:Drawing the Figure

ART145: Contemporary Textiles and Fiber Art: Form, Function, Community

ART 150: Introduction to Letterpress

ART153: Bookbinding Workshop

BIO 001/BIO1L: Biological Sciences – Non-majors

BIO 112L: Avian Winter Ecology

BIO 145: 3D Printing-Making Virtual Tangible

BLAW060: Business Law

BUS 191: Internship in Business

COUN154/254: Applied Positive Psychology

CS 083: Computer Ethics

CS 128: Robot Programming and Control Theory

CS 190/STAT190: Case Studies in Data Analytics

ECON 131: China's Economy

EDUC199/299: Classroom Management

EDUC 199-1782/299-1783: Principal Insights-Pathway to Teacher Employment

ENG 080: Read and Create Comics

ENG 136: ADOLESCENCE IN AMERICAN FILM

HIST194: The Cold War Through Film

HSCI 100: Social Determinants of Health

HSCI 148: Exercise Test & Prescription

HSCI149: Introduction to Sports Medicine

HSCI 150: Introduction to Joint Mobility

IS 198: Exploring the Silicon Prairie

JMC 058: Introduction to Visual Communication

JMC 085: Public Relations Principles

JMC 099: The Recorded Music Industry

JMC 099: Social Media Strategies

JMC 199: Agency One-Nine-Nine, Strategic Digital Media Production

LEAD 199: Ethical Leadership in the Wizarding World

LIBR 052: Secrets of the Vault

LIBR 072: What’s Up Doc: Documentary Films

LIBR 077:  Fake News, Filters, and Falsehoods: Navigating Information Overload in the 21stCentury

LIBR 099: Copyright Issues in the United States

LIBR 101: Video Games, Gamers and Gaming Communities

LPS 135: On the Docket

MATH 028: BUSINESS CALCULUS

MATH195: Mathematical Modeling of Weather

MGMT100: Management of Operations

MGMT100: Management of Operations Hybrid

MUS 160: Acting Through Arias

PHAR 100: Community Pharmacy POCT Program

PHAR150: LGBTQ Health: Issues, Impact and Inclusion

POLS 109: Simulation for Political Crisis Decision-Making

PSY 012: Writing in Psychology

PSY 044: Adult Development and Aging

PSY 076: Abnormal Psychology

REL 132: Apocolyptic US in Fim/Culture

SCSA153/SCSS153: Documentary Film Challenge

SCSR106/HONR062: Asthetics of Everyday Life

SCSS 073: PUBLIC SPEAKING

SCSS078/HONR077:The Sociology of Childhood

SCSS108: Aesthetics of Everyday Life

STEM110: Integrated Science I

THEA005: Readings in Theatre

THEA032: Stage MakeUp

THEA 076: Introduction to the Theatre

THEA114: Classic American Film

THEA132: J-Term Musical

WLC 148: Intercultural Communication

 Online Courses

ACCT041: Introduction to Financial Accounting: Online

ACCT042: : Introduction to Managerial Accounting: Online

ACTS 121: Derivitives Mathematics: Online

EDUC 191-1903/291-1904: Intro to Gifted Education: Online

EDUC193/293: Creativity and Gifted: Online

HSCI 020: Issues in Health Sciences I: College and Careers: Online

MGMT100: Management of Operations Hybrid

PHAR 126: Principles of Nutrition: Online

SCSS179: Sociology of Education: Online

 


 

ACCT041:  Introduction to Financial Accounting: Online
Kelly Ellis
3 Credits

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.

 

ACCT042: : Introduction to Managerial Accounting: Online
Jaime Grandstaff
3 Credits

Explaining manufacturing and nonmanufacturing costs and how they are reported in the financial statements, computing the cost of providing a service or manufacturing a product, determining cost behavior as activity levels change, accumulating and presenting relevant data for decision-making, profit planning and budgeting, capital expenditure decisions and financial statement analysis.

Prerequisite: ACCT041

 

ACCT198: Stephen Gara: Taxes and You: Overcoming Fear
Stephen Gara:
3 credits

This course will provide an opportunity for students to learn the fundamentals of individual income taxation.  Students will initially learn how to complete a basic individual tax return.  Additionally, students will examine the role of taxes in their personal lives, including employment, education, and family. Students will also examine the role of taxes in society, exploring both economic and political factors.   Course work will utilize readings, projects, guest speakers and film.  The course presumes no prior accounting or tax knowledge.

Students may not receive credit for this course if they have taken ACCT 185.

 

ACTS 121: Derivitives Mathematics: On-Line
John Garza
3 credits

Derivatives and their use in managing risk; forwards, futures, options, swaps; hedging and speculative strategies based on options; Black-Scholes formula + Option Greeks.

Prerequisite: One of STAT 071 or STAT/MATH 130 or (ACTS/MATH 131 concurrent allowed); MATH 028 or higher; FIN 101 or ACTS 120.

 

ART 071:  Blacksmithing and the Art of Utility
Robert Craig
3 credits

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 metal working techniques, students will design and create useful objects for a distinct purpose or function.

AOI: Artistic Experience

 

ART145:Drawing the Figure
Gregory Fuqua
3 credits

An introduction to drawing the human form. Emphasis is on learning how to draw the figure as it is seen through direct observation techniques utilizing live models and through developing an understanding of basic anatomy. Historical and contemporary ideas and approaches to interpreting the figure will be introduced and explored. Students will learn to use a variety of media during the course. Learning extends beyond the classroom with a trip to the Des Moines Art Center. 

AOI: Artistic Experience

 

ART145: Contemporary Textiles and Fiber Art: Form, Function, Community
Emily Newman
3 credits

Students enrolled in this introductory J-Term course will learn traditional and contemporary methods of creating textiles 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 150: Introduction to Letterpress
Sarah McCoy
3 credits

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.

AOI: Artistic Experience

 

ART 153: Bookbinding Workshop
John Fender
3 credits

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 book binding. Course activities will include demonstrations, discussions, readings, practical exercises, applied projects, and class critiques. 

AOI: Artistic Experience

Graphic design program elective, Studio art elective or General art elective.

 

BIO 001/BIO1L:  Biological Sciences – Non-majors
Charisse Buising
3 credits
(2 for BOI1/ 1 for BIO01L)

A survey course exploring principles and current topics in the biological sciences - origin of life; representatives of the biological kingdoms; structure and function of cells; ecology; genetics; evolution; bioethics. Students must enroll in both BIO001 and the lab section BIO001L. BIO001 will count for 2 credits, the lab for an additional credit for a total of 3 credits. The course fulfills Life Science requirement.

AOI: Life Science.

 

BIO 112L:  Avian Winter Ecology
Muir Eaton
3 credits

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: 3D Printing-Making Virtual Tangible
Jerry Honts

3 credits


The ability to print 3D objects has existed for a few decades, but it has largely been restricted to high end industrial or academic environments. In the last several years there has been a proliferation of relatively low-cost printers that fabricate objects by extruding thin layers of plastic to build up the object. These printers have not yet evolved to be plug and play, but it seems highly likely that they will, even as they continue to drop in price and become easier to use and maintain. This course will focus on both the practical aspects of 3D printing, such as 3D modeling, 3D scanning, engineering of complex or multicomponent objects, and integration with electronics. This course will look at potential uses of 3D printing in the natural sciences and engineering, as well as the social and legal implications of ready access to 3D printers. Finally, it will examine emerging forms of 3D printing, such as printing organs from living cells, or printing objects that self-assemble or change shape over time (4D printing). While we are still far from having access to the molecular replicators of science fiction (“Tea. Earl Grey. Hot”), it seems likely that 3D printing technology will increasingly make the virtual world physically tangible.
 

BLAW 060:  Business Law
Royce Fichtner
3 credits

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. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.

AOIs: Critical Thinking, Values and Ethics

 

BUS 191:  Internship in Business
Mary Edrington:
1-3 credits

Experiential learning credit for substantive workplace experiences. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing; major in the College of Business and Public Administration; minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 and permission of the Internship Coordinator.

 

COUN 154/254:  Applied Positive Psychology
Bengu Erguner-Tekinalp
3 credits

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 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.

 

CS 083: Computer Ethics
Christopher Porter
3 credits

This course increases understanding of issues related to ethics, professional conduct and social responsibility as they arise in Computer Science and applications of Information Technology. Additionally, the course serves to develop 1) the ability to think clearly; 2) habits of professional responsibility and behavior; and 3) effective writing and presentation skills. Students are exposed to the history of the discipline from a social point of view, and to various frameworks from which ethical and professional decisions must be made within the discipline.

AOI: Values and Ethics

 

CS 128:  Robot Programming and Control Theory
Michael Rieck
3 credits

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

 

CS 190/STAT190:  Case Studies in Data Analytics
Eric Manley
3 credits

Students will apply descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive data analysis methods learned in previous courses to new cases. Students will learn to effectively manage long-term data analysis projects within diverse teams through a complete data analytics project lifecycle and compellingly communicate outcomes through writing and oral presentations which include appropriate use of data visualizations.

Pre-requisites: CS 066, STAT/MATH 130 or ACTS/MATH 131, and two of STAT 170, STAT 172, CS 167, CS 178.

 

ECON 131:  China's Economy
Bo Wang
3 credits

This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the Chinese economy with focus on the major processes of institutional change and major sectors of economic development in China since 1978. Over four decades, the Chinese economy undergone a rapid economic transformation at an unprecedented pace and scale. Transforming from a centrally planned economy to a market-oriented system – institutional change induced fiscal, enterprise as well as financial system and banking reforms – that ushered an era of industrialization and globalization. After experiencing decades of sustained growth, Chinese economy is at a crossroad – with emerging issues of economic imbalance, environmental degradation, inequity, to aging population compels scholars to rethink China’s development path. This course aims to challenge students to develop a critical view of the ‘China miracle’ and obtain an informed perspective of developmental approach that China should take in the future. 

 

EDUC 191-1903/291-1904:  Intro to Gifted Education: Online
Ashley Delaney
3 credits

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.

 

EDUC193/293: Creativity and Gifted: Online
Sally Beisser
2 credits

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 dramatics, models of the creative process, tests of creativity, and developing personal creativeness.

 

EDUC199/299:  Classroom Management
William Orcutt
3 credits

Effective classroom management aims at encouraging and establishing student self-control through a process of promoting positive student achievement and behavior. Thus academic achievement, teacher efficacy, and teacher and student behavior are directly linked with the concept of school and classroom management. This Drake J-term course will focus on three major components: content management, conduct management, and covenant management. Each of these concepts will be defined and presented with details of observable elements in effective teaching practices.

 

EDUC 199-1782/299-1783: Principal Insights-Pathway to Teacher Employment
Trent Grundmeyer
3 credits

The course is designed to give education students a competitive edge in the job market.  Students will be actively engaged in understanding the current job trends as they update their application documents and hone their interview skills.  Students will complete the class with polished application materials and increased confidence ready to sell them for their desired job.

 

ENG 080:  Read and Create Comics
Amy Letter
3 Credits

“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 required. 

 

ENG 136:  ADOLESCENCE IN AMERICAN FILM
Ann Elizabeth Younger
3 credits

This course explores depictions of problematic adolescence in contemporary American fiction and film. We read novels, essays, and view films with an eye toward understanding how western culture has constructed the adolescent experience. This course will expect students to engage in critical thinking, close reading and textual analysis to analyze, interpret, and interrogate texts. Additionally, we will consider the racial, public, familial, and educational aspects of adolescence and how these texts complicate our idea of what it mean to be a teenager.

Assignments include daily writing, essays, reading quizzes, small group discussion, and a final. Class will be primarily large group discussion. Texts include but are not limited to: The Outsiders, The Member of the Wedding, Columbine, and Black Hole. Films include PariahWelcome to the Dollhouse, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Where the Boys Are, Moonlight, River’s Edge, and The Outsiders.

 

HIST194: The Cold War Through Film
Curt Cardwell
3 credits

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.

AOI: Historical Foundations

 

HSCI 020:  Issues in Health Sciences I: College and Careers: Online
Jill Batten
1.5 credits

This course is designed to provide students an introduction to the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences policies, resources, and academic information, as well as offer awareness and understanding of various career pathways in the field of health sciences.  Course activities will include presentations, library and literature research, and discussions.  Students will identify the course work, experiences, and skills needed to be successful in a chosen field and outline an academic and experiential plan.

 

HSCI 100: Social Determinants of Health
Chris Espersen
2 credits

Social determinants of health affect everyone, and the ability to effectively address them is critical to the success of health system. This course provides an in-depth look at the social determinant of health domains and how health professionals and communities can address them to help individuals achieve optimal health status.  Different social determinant of health theories and resiliency will be explored, along with resources and tools that promote health and wellbeing.  Format of the course will be lecture and discussion and guest speakers providing case studies and demonstrations.  Students will be essential in contributing to discussions, and demonstrate comprehensive knowledge in a final presentation.

 

HSCI 148: Exercise Test & Prescription
Kim Huey
3 credits

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].

 

HSCI149:  Introduction to Sports Medicine
Angela Dahl Miller
3 credits

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.

 

HSCI 150:  Introduction to Joint Mobility
Megan Brady
3 credits

This course will be an introduction to goniometry and manual muscle testing. The course begins with an overview of muscular anatomy and articulations. Other lecture areas include proper use of a goniometer to measure joint ranges of motion. Students will learn how to evaluate musculoskeletal joint functions, and types of musculoskeletal joint range of motion end points. Students will work collaboratively to become proficient at performing and grading manual muscle tests.

 

IS 198: Exploring the Silicon Prairie
Alanah Mitchell
3 credits

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.

AOI: Historical Foundations

 

JMC 058:  Introduction to Visual Communication
Lee Jolliffe
3 credits

For Non-JMC Students.

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.

AOI: Artistic Experience

 

JMC 085:  Public Relations Principles
Kelly Bruhn
3 credits

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 foundatin 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. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing

AOI: Engaged Citizen

 

JMC 099: The Recorded Music Industry
Tobi Parks
3 credits

This course 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.

Station 1 Records is the non-profit record label of the Des Moines Social Club and is an experiment in a new kind record company model – one that emphasizes patronage over profits.  Part of the purpose of Station 1 Records is to build music careers.  With the goal of developing artists currently living in smaller markets in the Midwest – and luring new artists to these markets – 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.

 

JMC 099:  Social Media Strategies
Christopher Snider
3 credits

Social media is everywhere – from TV show hashtags to grandparents signing up for Facebook. This class will explore the best practices for individuals and companies in social media. We will achieve the desired course outcomes through in-depth use and discussion of five core social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and Foursquare), reading and discussing books and articles, listening to and asking questions of guest speakers and by making a commitment to keep up with the latest news in the world of social media.

 

JMC 199:  Agency One-Nine-Nine, Strategic Digital Media Production
Todd Evans and Sandy Henry
3 credits

This 3-week on-campus class will operate as a digital media production agency, partnering with a professional client to craft and produce a strategic digital media campaign. Students from different disciplines will manage the agency - defining the insights and strategy, brainstorming creative concepts and producing a final campaign to satisfy the needs of the client. Students will develop advanced skills in their area of expertise, in addition to gaining broader exposure to other facets of strategic digital communication. Prerequisites: JMC 124 and/or JMC 114, or JMC 123 (PR majors), or professor approval

 

LEAD 199: Ethical Leadership in the Wizarding World
Jennifer Tran-Johnson
3 credits

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 are no prerequisites for this course, however, completion of LEAD 001 or the Adams Leadership Academy is encouraged.

 

LIBR 052: Secrets of the Vault
Hope Bibens
3 credits

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 and Special Collections, readings, and discussions, the course will establish a basic understanding of the archival profession. 

AOI: Information LIteracy

 

LIBR 072: What’s Up Doc: Documentary Films
Carrie Dunham-LaGree
3 credits

This course will use documentary films to explore the standards of information literacy and impart an understanding of information resources. Students will explore the history of documentary film as well as current trends in documentaries. We will watch a variety of documentary film formats and learn the skills needed to search many formats of information resources. We will explore the notion of documentaries as texts that are both the result of research and the starting points for more research. This course will also explore the research methods and processes of documentary film makers.

AOI: Information Literacy

 

LIBR 077:  Fake News, Filters, and Falsehoods: Navigating Information Overload in the 21stCentury
Dan Chibnall
3 credits

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 reinforce 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.

AOIs: Information Literacy, Engaged Citizen

 

LIBR 099: Copyright Issues in the United States
Marcia Keyser
3 credits

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.

AOI: Engaged Citizen

 

LIBR 101: Video Games, Gamers and Gaming Communities
Cameron Tuai
3 credits

This J-Term class will explore the relationship between video games, gamers and their communities. Starting with the question, “what is a game” students 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 community as the interaction between the social values “coded” into a video game and game play as a means to communicate membership within that community. In particular, students will have an opportunity to critically reflect how video games and norms of game play shape community ideals of race, gender and sexual identity.

AOI: Engaged Citizen

 

LPS 135:  On the Docket
Renee Cramer
3 Credits

 

MATH 028:BUSINESS CALCULUS
Milan Sherman
3 credits

Brief algebra review, data analysis, limits, derivatives, integration, applications to business. Prerequisites: MATH 20 or equivalent.

AOI: Quantitative Literacy

 

MATH195:  Mathematical Modeling of Weather
Terrance Pendleton
3 Credits

Prerequisites: MATH 020 or MATH0 28; IS 044; STAT 072 or ACTS 131 or MATH 131, and sophomore standing. (?)

 

MGMT100:  Management of Operations
Bradley Meyer
3 credits

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.

Prerequisites: MATH 020 or MATH 028; IS 044; one of STAT 072, ACTS/MATH 131 or STAT 170; and sophomore standing.

 

MGMT100:  Management of Operations Hybrid
Debra Bishop
3 credits

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.

Note this course is listed as “Hybrid” because some of the class will take place on-line.  However, students will still need to be on-campus for other portions of the course. 

Prerequisites: MATH 020 or MATH 028; IS 044; one of STAT 072, ACTS/MATH 131 or STAT 170; and sophomore standing.

 

MUS 160: Acting Through Arias
Christine Blanner
3 credits

This course is specifically designed to provide individual and group instruction in healthy and effective acting techniques for music majors and minors, performance preparation and aria coaching, rehearsal skills and techniques for scene study and successful auditioning.  Students will learn how to effectively research, rehearse and perform opera roles and arias in a variety of languages, time periods and styles.

Enrollment by permission of instructor.

Designed for Vocalists who are music majors, minors and NMP’s who have been enrolled in MUS 171.

 

PHAR 100:  Community Pharmacy POCT Program
TBA
2 credits

This course is designed to assist pharmacy students in earning the Community Pharmacy-Based Point-of-Care Testing certificate, offered by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS). It includes pre-readings from current literature and governmental agencies, five days of in-class programming, and skills assessment. The infectious disease states most commonly tested for by point-of-care tests (Influenza, Group A Streptococcus, HIV, and hepatitis C) will be reviewed. This will be incorporated into patient assessment for treatment in the community pharmacy, including vital measurements (heart rate, respiratory rate, blood pressure, temperature, and pulse oximetry), and how to perform four types of specimen collection (oral swab, nasal swab, throat swab, and finger stick). Students will perform vitals and specimen collection techniques including nasal/throat swabs, oral fluid collection, and a finger stick on each other as part of the course. In addition to specimen collection and patient assessment the legal and management issues associated with point-of-care testing and follow-up care will be discussed. The class is primarily lecture based with small group work and other assignments to stimulate active learning. A course fee of $100 will be assessed to your Drake account to cover the cost of the NACDS certificate program.

 

PHAR 126: Principles of Nutrition: Online
Christa Hanson
2 credits

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.

 

PHAR150: LGBTQ Health: Issues, Impact and Inclusion
Anisa Fornoff and Tony Tyler
3 credits

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 significant 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. 

 

POLS 109:  Simulation for Political Crisis Decision-Making
David Skidmore
3 credits

This course will examine how U.S. presidents and their foreign policy advisor make decisions under crisis conditions.

AOI: Engaged Citizen

 

PSY 012:  Writing in Psychology
Olga Lazareva
3 credits

This course will introduce students to principles and conventions of written communications in psychology. We will consider key genres of writing within psychology, features of psychological styles and format, and conventions of writing style. This is a writing-intensive course that will include a variety of short assignments and a review paper. Introductory science course recommended but not required.

AOI: Written Communication

 

PSY 044:  Adult Development and Aging
Maria Loder
3 credits

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 a part of this course. The focus will be on late adulthood and the course will be a mix of lecture presentations, class activities, a service learning project, and guest speakers.

 

PSY 076: Abnormal Psychology
Greg Lengel
3 credits

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.

Prerequisite: PSY001

 

REL 132:  Apocolyptic US in Fim/Culture
Bradley Crowell
3 credits

The dramatic end of the current world order remains a fascination in American culture. From the Puritan desire to establish a Christian utopia prompting the return of Jesus and the expansionist mandates of Manifest Destiny to the Left Behind the Mayan Calendar, and Zombie films, many Americans continue to anticipate an imminent end of the world. American Apocalypse will examine this trend in popular culture by exploring the ancient religious documents and interpretations through history on which this vision is is based. The role of the "Millennial Kingdom" in American history and culture will then enable students to analyze contemporary incarnations of the theme.

AOI: Historical Foundations

 

SCSA153/SCSS153: Documentary Film Challenge
Sandra Patton-Imani
3 credits

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.

 

SCSR106/HONR062:  Asthetics of Everyday Life
Joan McAlister
3 credits

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.

AOI: Artistic Experience

SCSS 073: PUBLIC SPEAKING
Godfried Asante
3 credits

Introduction to the principles of argument about public policy with emphasis on effective performance.

AOI: Engaged Citizen, Critical Thinking

 

SCSS078/HONR077:The Sociology of Childhood
Laurie Linhart
3 credits

Childhood as a life category has shifted throughout U.S. history. Emerging social factors have changed the experience of childhood over time. The study of children has changed, too. Sociologists today recognize that children actively create meaning and engage in social processes. In this class, we will look at these topics through reading-based discussions, service learning with children, film, and personal exploration. Topics of emphasis include gender on the playground, consumer culture and kids, and childhood socialization in the family and school.

 

SCSS108: Aesthetics of Everyday Life
Joan McAlister
3 credits

This course introduces students to urban studies, visual rhetoric and photography, while giving them the opportunity to produce their own images of city scenes. The first unit will cover key concepts in urbanism and photography, the second unit will profile the role and function of techniques particular to the photographic medium, and the final unit will explore the metamorphic capacity of photography and the urban issues it can address through the creation of student portfolios that will be presented to the class.

AOI: Artistic Experience

 

SCSS 153/ SCSA 153: DOCUMENTARY VIDEO CHALLENGE
Sandra Patton-Imani
3 credits

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.

 

SCSS179: Sociology of Education: Online
Darcie Vandegrift
3 credits

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.

AOI: Engaged Citizen

 

STEM110:  Integrated Science I
Jerrid Kruse
3 credits

This course will help teachers gain greater understanding of physical, earth, and life science concepts necessary for implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards. Specifically, the course will explore: motion and forces, energy, matter, Earth systems, Earth and human activity, Earth's place in the universe, organisms, structure and function, heredity, ecosystems, and diversity of life.

AOI: Life Sciences, Physical Sciences

Graduate Students who want to take this course for graduate credit should contact the instructor.

 

THEA005:  Readings in Theatre
Michael Rothmayer
3 credits

A reading/viewing discussion based format surveying Western dramatic literature (as well as films based on those plays), from ancient Greece to the present. For J-term we will add the following elements normally not part of the course: 1) We will be viewing either film excerpts or complete film versions of the plays read for class. This will give students the opportunity to see the text as a blueprint for a realized production. it will also allow the class to debate and discuss specific choices made by director, designers, and actors in regard to the text the students have read. 2) We will do a "table reading" of some of the assigned plays in class. The longer class period for J-term will allow us to read all or part of a play aloud in class. Hearing the language spoken will provide a level of insight that reading a play silently cannot. In short, the J-term version of the Readings in Theatre class will help students engage the text in ways unique from the fall/spring semester versions of the course.

AOI: Artistic Experience

 

THEA032:  Stage MakeUp
Josefa Poppen
3 credits

Study of various stage makeup techniques through assigned projects and practical applications. Emphasis is on designing makeup for an audience proximity of 30 feet. This course is a compressed version of the same Theatre Department course that is offered every Fall semester.  You will be learning about stage makeup materials and their application techniques to effect character designs on you own face. Approximately 15 design projects will be assigned during the term.

PLEASE NOTE: Students will be required to purchase their own stage makeup supplies (with guidance from the instructor) that could total up to $200. Materials are not transferrable from student to student.  

AOI: Artistic Experience

Fulfills a curriculum requirement for all theatre majors.

 

THEA 076:  Introduction to the Theatre
TBA
3 credits

Theory, history, and techniques of theatre. This course is not for theatre arts majors and is designed to increase appreciation of the theatre.  

AOI: Artistic Experience

 

THEA114: Classic American Film
John Holman
3 credits

In this J-term course we will look at nine classic Hollywood films from the point of view of the writers who penned the screen plays. The unique perspective of the writer is one that is seldom explored, their work being overshadowed by the promotion of the actors and directors. In-class film viewing and discussion is required. Purchase of a text is necessary; additional reading assignments will be made from web-based sources. Information about film genre and terminology will be reviewed and included in weekly quizzes.

AOI: Artistic Experience

 

THEA132:  J-Term Musical
John Pomeroy
3 Credits

 

WLC 148:  Intercultural Communication
Marc Pinheiro-Cadd
3 credits

This course focuses on the understanding of basic concepts and principles regarding communication between people from different racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds 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. 

By developing insights into the social, cultural, and historical dimensions of relations among racial, ethnic, and gender groups, you will make progress toward one of the course’s major goals: 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.”

 

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