Current Term Classes - BIS

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Fall 2021

Class registration for BIS students opens on August 11 (may be subject to change). 

The School of Continuing and Professional Studies may cancel, modify, or make substitutions for any published class or program, may change instructors, and may change the dates and times a class is offered. The information published here and in the catalog is subject to change.  For the most up-to-date and complete information, please use the SIS Class Search.  

BIS students should register in BIS classes. Classes outside of BIS are by permission of your advisor. Other students may register as Community Scholars for BIS classes with program permission. See class details for restrictions.

 

ISBU 3610: Organizational Behavior      
Online Synchronous | Thursdays, 7-9:45pm | Aug 26-Dec 2 | No class on Nov 25         
Studies the basic theories and research related to the practices of contemporary organizational behavior. Emphasizes the interpersonal skills that promote individual, group, and organizational effectiveness. Class activities are interactive and include experiential exercises, case analyses, and collaborative learning.
John Hulburt | 3 UG credits

ISBU 3810: Ethical Issues            
Online Synchronous | Wednesdays, 7-9:45pm | Aug 25-Dec 1 | No class on Nov 24         
Introduces the philosophical concept of the ethical discrimination of actions.  Examines primary sources in some detail by presenting prevailing philosophical systems.  Studies decision-making in the context of the contemporary world using examples such as business environment, faith and religion, and the political arena.
Luke Wright | 3 UG credits

ISBU 4680: Entrepreneurship    
Online Synchronous | Tuesdays, 7-9:45pm | Aug 24-Dec 7 | No class on Oct 12 (Fall Reading Day) Explores the process of creating and managing new ventures. Studies how to evaluate new opportunities, the early growth of the enterprise, the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs, and venture capital investment.
Alex Hernandez | 3 UG credits

ISHU 3304: The Films of Orson Welles and Alfred Hitchcock    
Online Synchronous | Tuesdays, 7-9:45pm | Aug 24-Dec 7 | No class on Oct 12 (Fall Reading Day)
Studies the films of Orson Welles and Alfred Hitchcock, two very different but equally creative filmmakers who explored their medium with an intensive imagination. Analyzes such films as Citizen Kane, Touch of Evil, Vertigo, and Psycho, examining what makes them work and looking at the cultural and historical context of the films.
Hyeyon Moon | 3 UG credits

ISHU 3623: Studio Art Seminar: Painting              
Online Synchronous |Tuesdays, 7-9:45pm | Aug 24-Dec 7 | No class on Oct 12 (Fall Reading Day)                        
Introduces painting techniques and concepts, with emphasis on the understanding of its formal language and the fundamentals of artistic expression. Explores color theory, linear perspective, pictorial composition, figure/ground relationships, visual perception, spatial concepts, and critical thinking skills.
George Andrews | 3 UG credits

ISHU 3810: Ethical Issues            
Online Synchronous | Wednesdays, 7-9:45pm | Aug 25-Dec 1 | No class on Nov 24         
Introduces the philosophical concept of the ethical discrimination of actions.  Examines primary sources in some detail by presenting prevailing philosophical systems.  Studies decision-making in the context of the contemporary world using examples such as business environment, faith and religion, and the political arena.
Luke Wright | 3 UG credits

ISHU 4190: Writing Strategies  
Online Synchronous | Thursdays, 7-9:45pm | Aug 26-Dec 2 | No class on Nov 25
Explores non-fiction writing. Develops and hones skills needed to write stories and essays that readers are compelled to read. Learn the power of personal narrative and begin to grasp how that power affects a reader by understanding the difference between 'telling' and 'showing'.
Robert Henry | 3 UG credits

ISIN 4510: Special Topics Conduct of Inquiry: Social Sciences: The Atlantic World
Online Asynchronous | Available Aug 24-Dec 7
An interdisciplinary examination of exploration and colonization of the New World, 1300-1700, and the Africans, Europeans, and Native Americans who shaped it. Students will be introduced to and employ historical methodology and research, anthropology, and literary analysis in an examination of primary sources, literature, artifacts, and current scholarship to gain a deeper understanding of social sciences and the roots of our modern world.
David Corlett | 3 UG credits

ISIN 4510: Special Topics Conduct of Inquiry: Social Sciences: Exploring the Social Sciences
Online Synchronous | Tuesdays, 7-9:45pm | Aug 24-Dec 7 | No class on Oct 12 (Fall Reading Day)
Focuses on how social scientists explore the international issues of global poverty, development, humanitarian crises, and migration.
Ann Marie Plunkett | 3 UG credits

ISIN 4520: Special Topics Conduct of Inquiry: Humanities:  Exploring the World of Jane Austen   
Online Synchronous | Wednesdays, 7-9:45pm | Aug 25-Dec 1 | No class on Nov 24         
Analyzes the major works of Jane Austen. Explores the social, cultural, economic, and political themes of the novels in their original contexts through a combination of class discussion and written assignments. Considers the resurgence in popularity of Austen's works in recent years, especially film and television portrayals of her novels.
Richard Floyd | 3 UG credits 

ISIN 4520: Special Topics Conduct of Inquiry: Humanities: Writing for Your Life
Online Synchronous | Thursdays, 7-9:45pm | Aug 26-Dec 2 | No class on Nov 25
Provides a general overview of prose writing and strategies of rhetoric and composition. Covers the personal essay and fiction, professional writing, research and journalism, and opinion/analysis. Pairs reading assignments with writing assignments that are critiqued and edited by peers and the instructor.
Luke Wright | 3 UG credits

ISLS 3000: Transformations: Reading, Thinking, and Communicating in the Liberal Arts
Online Synchronous | Tuesdays, 7-9:45pm | Aug 24-Dec 7 | No class on Oct 12 (Fall Reading Day)
Develops reading, writing, critical thinking, technology and research proficiencies necessary for success at college level and beyond; orients students to the culture of the University and the community of the BIS program. Introduces the breadth of campus resources and addresses academic advising; utilizes the theme of transformation as subject matter for reading, writing and discussion to provide opportunities for multi-disciplinary exploration. Prerequisite: Admission to BIS Program
Seth Horton | 3 UG credits

ISLS 3000: Transformations: Reading, Thinking, and Communicating in the Liberal Arts
Online Synchronous | Thursdays, 7-9:45pm | Aug 26-Dec 2 | No class on Nov 25
Develops reading, writing, critical thinking, technology and research proficiencies necessary for success at college level and beyond; orients students to the culture of the University and the community of the BIS program. Introduces the breadth of campus resources and addresses academic advising; utilizes the theme of transformation as subject matter for reading, writing and discussion to provide opportunities for multi-disciplinary exploration. Prerequisite: Admission to BIS Program
Seth Horton | 3 UG credits

ISLS 3000: Transformations: Reading, Thinking, and Communicating in the Liberal Arts
Online Synchronous | Mondays, 6-8:45pm | Aug 30-Dec 6 | No class Oct 11 (Fall Reading Day)
Develops reading, writing, critical thinking, technology and research proficiencies necessary for success at college level and beyond; orients students to the culture of the University and the community of the BIS program. Introduces the breadth of campus resources and addresses academic advising; utilizes the theme of transformation as subject matter for reading, writing and discussion to provide opportunities for multi-disciplinary exploration. Prerequisite: Admission to BIS Program
Charlotte Matthews | 3 UG credits

ISLS 3000: Transformations: Reading, Thinking, and Communicating in the Liberal Arts
Online Synchronous | Mondays, Wednesdays 12-1:15pm | Aug 25-Dec 6 | No class Oct 11 (Fall Reading Day), No class Nov 24
Develops reading, writing, critical thinking, technology and research proficiencies necessary for success at college level and beyond; orients students to the culture of the University and the community of the BIS program. Introduces the breadth of campus resources and addresses academic advising; utilizes the theme of transformation as subject matter for reading, writing and discussion to provide opportunities for multi-disciplinary exploration. Prerequisite: Admission to BIS Program
Charlotte Matthews | 3 UG credits

ISLS 3360: The Role of Memory and The Human Condition          
Online Synchronous | Tuesdays, 4-6:45pm | Aug 24-Dec 7 | No class on Oct 12 (Fall Reading Day) Focuses on the human condition and uses literature to examine the role of memory.
Charlotte Matthews | 3 UG credits

ISLS 3610: Renaissance Art        
Online Synchronous | Wednesdays, 7-9:45pm | Aug 25-Dec 1 | No class on Nov 24         
Explores Renaissance art in Europe beginning in the 13th century and continuing through the first decades of the 16th century. Considers materials, techniques, the aims of art-making, and artistic training. Examines through an evaluation of period texts the revival of Classicism in European art, architecture, and philosophy as well as the dynamics between artists, patrons, and institutions.
Julia May | 3 UG credits

ISSS 3360: Making Sense of the News   
Online Synchronous | Tuesdays, 7-9:45pm | Aug 24-Dec 7 | No class on Oct 12 (Fall Reading Day) Develops thoughtful and informed perspectives on some of the most intriguing news stories of our times. Examines aspects of current event topics. Students will have opportunities to share their discoveries and report their findings and judgments and discuss the relevant issues.
Robert Guttman | 3 UG credits

ISSS 3410: Topics in Abnormal Psychology        
Online Synchronous | Wednesdays, 7-9:45pm | Aug 25-Dec 1 | No class on Nov 24         
Examines biological and genetic predispositions for major mental illness diagnoses, including depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar, and personality disorders. Explores current treatment models, including medication and therapy interventions. Engages students in analyzing recent scholarly articles and clinical case studies; and conducting independent research.
TBD | 3 UG credits

ISSS 3611: Cheap Eats: The Economics of the American Food Industry      
Online Synchronous | Wednesdays, 7-9:45pm | Aug 25-Dec 1 | No class on Nov 24         
Examines the economic costs of food, including subsidies, production practices, ecological sustainability and health impacts; analyzes institutional factors contributing to potential market distortions in the food market system; evaluates the factors that characterize the current system such as the reliance on chemical pesticides and organic alternatives.
Andrew Wilson | 3 UG credits

ISSS 4050: American Society and War from Vietnam to the War in Iraq             
Online Synchronous | Mondays, 7-9:45pm | Aug 30-Dec 6 | No class Oct 11 (Fall Reading Day)          
Focuses on policymakers and public reaction to the War in Vietnam, the 1st and 2nd Gulf Wars and our ongoing War in Afghanistan. Discusses how student demonstrations against the Vietnam War changed our society leading to new laws. Compares and contrasts the various causes of these wars, how America responded, the role of the military and the media during these wars. Examines the role of the President and Congress in conducting these wars.
Clifford Haury | 3 GR credits

ISSS 4131: Mental Health Disorders of Modern Society              
Online Synchronous | Wednesdays, 7-9:45pm | Aug 25-Dec 1 | No class on Nov 24         
Introduces students to psychological disorders and mental health concerns prevalent in today's society via memoirs and classic texts from psychological literature.  Examines the symptoms of each disorder.  Explores common misperceptions related to the disorders and current treatment options.  Includes discussion and familiarization with available resources.
Alan Rasmussen | 3 UG credits

*Asynchronous online courses at SCPS can sometimes include synchronous sessions. Instructors can require attendance for these sessions the dates are listed. For synchronous class sessions whose dates are listed, attendance is strongly encouraged. These sessions can be recorded for students who are unable to attend.

 

* The information contained on this website is for informational purposes only. The Undergraduate Record and Graduate Record represent the official repository for academic program requirements.

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