Current Term Classes - BIS

JTerm and Spring 2024

Class registration for JTerm opens on November 16, and registration for the Spring 2024 term begins on November 27 for BIS students (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. See class details for restrictions. Others may register with program permission as Community Scholars. Community Scholar registration opens during the fall and spring terms.

 

BIS (JTerm) | Undergraduate

ISHU 3860: Faith and Doubt
Online Asynchronous | Available Jan 2-Jan 12
Explores the relationship between religious faith, forms of reasoning, and scientific explanation. Examines such questions as: What is the nature of religious faith? Is religious faith a rational, irrational, or non-rational belief? Does reasoning undermine faith or strengthen it? Are scientific and religious perspectives compatible?
Luke Wright | 3 UG Credits

ISSS 4432: Theories of Interpersonal Communication
Online Asynchronous | Available Jan 2-Jan 12
Examines latest research findings in interpersonal communication theories, with a focus on listening, verbal and non-verbal expression, interpersonal conflict, intimate relationships, and workplace communication. Engages students in independent research to apply theoretical constructs to a range of scenarios encountered in professional, social, and relationship settings.
Clair Berube | 3 UG Credits

 

BIS | Undergraduate

ISBU 3410: Commercial Law
Online Asynchronous | Available Jan 17-Apr 30 | No class Mar 2-10 (Spring Break)
Surveys the American legal system and principles of constitutional, criminal, and tort law, emphasizing legal issues related to contracts, agency, corporations, and partnerships.
Roger Pao | 3 UG Credits

ISBU 3610: Organizational Behavior
Online Synchronous | Thursdays, 7-9:45pm | Jan 18-Apr 25 | No class Mar 2-10 (Spring Break)
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 4680: Entrepreneurship
Online Asynchronous | Available Jan 17-Apr 30 | No class Mar 2-10 (Spring Break)
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.
King Kenney | 3 UG Credits

ISHU 3170: The Writer as Cartographer: A Class in Poetry and Memoir
Online Synchronous | Thursdays, 7-9:45pm | Jan 18-Apr 25 | No class Mar 2-10 (Spring Break)
Explores writing as a process of transforming imagination into reality. Guides students to understand the connection between writing and cartography using poetry and memoir. Course is designed to help the student become a more confident writer and editor.
Charlotte Matthews | 3 UG Credits

ISHU 3183: Writing the Story of Your Life: Creative Nonfiction
Online Asynchronous | Available Jan 17-Apr 30 | No class Mar 2-10 (Spring Break)
Student learns how to bring together the imaginative strategies of fictional story telling with new ways of narrating true, real-life events. Explores how Creative Nonfiction writing allows you to share your stories in compelling ways, helps you write effectively in professional and personal situations, and provides new ways for you to document real-life experiences as they occurred.
Charlotte Matthews | 3 UG Credits

ISHU 3304: The Films of Orson Welles and Alfred Hitchcock
Online Synchronous | Tuesdays, 7-9:45pm | Jan 23-Apr 30 | No class Mar 2-10 (Spring Break)
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

ISIN 4510: Special Topics in Conduct of Inquiry: Social Sciences - The Atlantic World
Online Asynchronous | Available Jan 17-Apr 30 | No class Mar 2-10 (Spring Break)
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 in Conduct of Inquiry: Social Sciences - Island and Empire: Themes & Context in British History
Online Synchronous | Mondays, 7-9:45pm | Jan 22-Apr 29 | No class Mar 2-10 (Spring Break)
Introduces primary methodologies, content areas, and contributions of the social sciences. Provides a framework for studying and articulating academic arguments in the social sciences. Identifies similarities among social scientific disciplines, and differentiates social sciences from humanities and sciences. Explores themes through the medium of the history of Britain and its empire.
Richard Floyd | 3 UG Credits

ISIN 4520: Special Topics in Conduct of Inquiry: Humanities - Perspectives in Architecture
Online Synchronous | Thursdays, 7-9:45pm | Jan 18-Apr 25 | No class Mar 2-10 (Spring Break)
Examines the aesthetic, cultural, and political ideas framing the design, uses, and meanings of the world's most celebrated structures. Analyzes various architectural styles and offers various methods of interpretation such as description, iconography, biography of the creator, and more.
Julia May | 3 UG Credits

ISIN 4520: Special Topics in Conduct of Inquiry: Humanities - Medical Humanities
Online Synchronous | Tuesdays, 7-9:45pm | Jan 23-Apr 30 | No class Mar 2-10 (Spring Break)
Examines the places where art and medicine intersect. Explores the relationship between art and sanity and the contemplative, cathartic, and expressive possibilities of art as a healing modality. Provides students with a theoretical basis and vocabulary for discussing therapeutic art and a set of tools and exercises for creating it.
George Andrews | 3 UG Credits

ISLS 3000: Transformations: Reading, Thinking, and Communicating in the Liberal Arts
Online Synchronous | Mondays, 7-9:45pm | Jan 22-Apr 29 | No class 3/2/2024 - 3/10/2024 (Spring Break)
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.
David Horton | 3 UG Credits

ISLS 3000: Transformations: Reading, Thinking, and Communicating in the Liberal Arts
Online Synchronous | Wednesdays, 7-9:45pm | Jan 17-Apr 24 | No class 3/2/2024 - 3/10/2024 (Spring Break)
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.
Robert Henry | 3 UG Credits

ISLS 3010: Nationalism & National Identity
Online Synchronous | Tuesdays, 7-9:45pm | Jan 23-Apr 30 | No class Mar 2-10 (Spring Break)

Focuses on theories about the origins of nations; examines the historical and cultural substance of nations; and explores related questions about national identity, nationalism, ethnic violence, and citizenship. Considers contemporary alternatives to national identity, such as supranational movements and multinational organizations.
Ann Marie Plunkett | 3 UG Credits

ISLS 3780: An Examination of the Criminal Justice System
Online Synchronous | Thursdays, 7-9:45pm | Jan 18-Apr 25 | No class Mar 2-10 (Spring Break)

Provides students with an overview and understanding of the criminal justice system as a social institution inside of the American institution. Enables students to gain an understanding of the various components of the criminal justice system and its responsibilities to include courts, corrections, and law enforcements.
Alan Rasmussen | 3 UG Credits

ISSS 3180: Critical Issues in Democracy
Online Synchronous | Wednesdays, 7-9:45pm | Jan 17-Apr 24 | No class 3/2/2024 - 3/10/2024 (Spring Break)

Explores several critical issues in democracy, relating to both the United States and countries abroad, such as: the examination of ancient and modern theories of democracy, political parties, the Presidency, voting, foreign policy, and the development of international relations.
Robert Guttman | 3 UG Credits

ISSS 3150: Evolution of International Relations  
Note: Students must work with Academic Administrator, Julia May (jsm9z) to request enrollment in this class.
Online Asynchronous | Available Jan 17-Apr 30 | No class 3/2/2024 - 3/10/2024 (Spring Break)
Provides a broad conceptual introduction to the study of international relations. Traces and debates philosophical, ethical, and political interpretations of world politics from ancient times to the present. Examines applied issues of international relations, such as the use of force; collective security; human rights and development; and environmental, globalization and technological influences in the context of these philosophical traditions.
Peter Ronayne | 3 UG Credits

ISSS 3416: Social Psychology in The Modern World
Cancelled – Note: Class may be rescheduled for BIS – Psychology concentrators
Online Asynchronous | Available Jan 17-Apr 30 | No class Mar 2-10 (Spring Break)
Examines major theories of social influence and human relations, with a focus on research methodologies and recent findings. Covers topics such as social cognition, self-concept, attitudes, persuasion, conformity, aggression, helping behavior, prejudice, and interpersonal relationships. Provides opportunities for students to critically examine the scientific literature and undertake research assignments to apply theory to modern societal issues.
Lillian Wallace | 3 UG Credits

ISSS 3670: Ethnic and Race Relations
Online Synchronous | Tuesdays, 7-9:45pm | Jan 23-Apr 30 | No class Mar 2-10 (Spring Break)

Introduces the study of race and ethnic relations, including the social and economic conditions promoting prejudice, racism, discrimination, and segregation. Examines contemporary American conditions, and historical and international materials.
Guy Aiken | 3 UG Credits

ISSS 4314: The World of Theodore Roosevelt
Online Synchronous | Wednesdays, 7-9:45pm | Jan 17-Apr 24 | No class 3/2/2024 - 3/10/2024 (Spring Break)

Explores Theodore Roosevelt's life. Investigates key political, economic, social, and cultural developments of the late 19th and early 20th centuries that Roosevelt experienced and, in some cases, influenced.
Clifford Haury | 3 UG Credits

ISSS 4450: Sociology of the American Family
Online Synchronous | Thursdays, 7-9:45pm | Jan 18-Apr 25 | No class Mar 2-10 (Spring Break)

Explores the sociology of the American family, including: family change through American history; poverty and family life; alternative families (including single-by-choice parenting and gay marriage), and the effects of marriage and divorce on the lives of adults and children.
Lillian Wallace | 3 UG Credits

*Asynchronous online courses at SCPS can sometimes include synchronous sessions. Attendance is strongly encouraged but not mandatory. Synchronous sessions will be recorded

* 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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