Course Descriptions for Summer 2018

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BUSINESS MANAGEMENT


BUS 230 Financial and Managerial Accounting
This course introduces domestic and international theories and methods of using accounting systems information technology to solve problems and evaluate performance throughout the business lifecycle. The course explores financial and managerial accounting topics emphasizing the analysis of financial statements and managerial decision techniques. Prerequisite: MGT 101.

BUS 233 Micro & Macro Economics
This course Introduces economic theory and analysis as they apply to personal and organizational decision-making.  Examines economic concepts used to describe, explain, evaluate, predict, and address key social, political, economic problems of domestic and international businesses.

BUS 245 International Organizational Behavior
International Organizational Behavior (IOB) focuses on the attitudes, behavior, and performance of people cross-cultural and multinational work arrangements. We focus on understanding and managing individual, group, organizational, and cultural factors. We will explore applications of IOB concepts to performance, conflict, and change management. Prerequisite: MGT 101.

MGT 352 Project Management
This course involves the planning, organizing, implementing, evaluation, and utilization of resources to achieve a particular objective, according to a defined standard of quality, on a specific schedule, and within a budget.  This course develops the critical thinking skills necessary to be effective in entry level project management positions. Prerequisite: BUS 245 and Junior status.


COMMUNICATION STUDIES


COM 210 Public Speaking
This course explains research, organization, writing, delivery, and critical analysis of oral presentations with attention to individual needs.

COM 220 Interpersonal Communication
This course explores communication strategies to interact more effectively in everyday, one-on-one relationships with family, friends, and co-workers.


DANCE


DAN 177 Jazz
I Introduces fundamental concepts and historical background. Works in studio on body placement and alignment through highly-structured classical jazz warm-up (LUIGI). Values clarity and quality of movement, rhythm, style, and use of dynamics.

DAN 277 Jazz II
Concentrates studio work on more complicated combinations, changes of direction, and initiation of pirouettes. Includes historical research, critical studies, and vocabulary building. Prerequisite: DAN 177 or consent.


ECONOMICS


ECO 239 Women and Work
Explores the effects of increasing numbers of working women on households and employment policies, earning differentials, company and government policies, comparison of women's work issues with those of minorities, and valuation of household work. Suitable for nonmajors. Prerequisite: Sophomore status or consent.

ECO 308 European Economies
Analyzes economic developments within Central East Europe (CEE) from a historical perspective. Covers the communist period (1950-1989) and post-communist years (1990-present). Analyzes the CEEs transition and answers what best explains economic status today. Prerequisite: ECO 202 and 203.

ECO 355 Environmental Economics
The course will examine the economics and scientific basis of environmental issues and the policies that are used in addressing them. The advantages and disadvantages of different regulatory responses will be discussed. We will also discuss methods for valuing the benefits of environmental amenities that do not have an observable value in the marketplace, including the approach used more recently in “ecological economics”. The use of economics in regulating a natural resource (commercial marine fisheries) will be evaluated. Prerequisite: ECO 108, 202 and 203.


EDUCATION


EDU 272 Educational Psychology
Covers child development; learning, evaluation, and assessment; and psychology of teaching. Focuses on motivation, perception, personality, intelligence, and learning.

EDU 280 Diversity in American Education
Examines cultural pluralism in the classroom: multicultural education, diversity and teaching, bilingual education, racism, tracking, and teacher preparation. ESOL stand alone course.


ENGLISH


ENG 233 Southern Women Writers
Focuses on literary works by women writers. Authors, genres, and historical periods vary. Suitable for nonmajors. Prerequisite: ENG 140 or equivalent.

ENG 300B Expository Writing: Informal Essay
This course offers students writing practice in the informal essay, a form of writing characterized by self-reflection, individual tastes and experiences, open form, and conversational manner. Early practitioners include E.B. White, Joan Didion, and John McPhee. Students will study the primary qualities demonstrated by these and other masters of the informal essay:narrative techniques, flexible structure and design, unity and order, rhetorical intent, and tone. Prerequisite: ENG 140 or equivalent.

ENG 329 Selected Studies in American Literature: Love Stories in 20th Am Lit
In this course we will read a selection of American literature spanning roughly the first half of the 20th century—from Henry James’ Daisy Miller (1879) to Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937). Our goal is to examine what “love” means in these texts, and by extension in American culture. Through our reading, class discussion, research, and writing, we will consider the dynamic (or not?) character of institutions, conventions, and concepts like courtship, marriage, divorce, family, gender, and sexuality in American culture. Prerequisite: ENG 140 or equivalent.


ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES


ENV 191 Humanscapes
Humanscapes is a study of the environmental and psychological factors that we rely on to make sense of our cities and neighborhoods. This course also examines the failure of modern communities to provide a common life that connects humans to each other and the landscape. The steps needed to rectify this dilemma and create communities that are easy to understand, yet continually stimulating, is the final component of this course.

ENV 216 Ecology with Lab
Explores relationships of organisms and environments, including population, community, and ecosystem ecology. Focuses on aquatic and terrestrial systems of Central Florida. Lab required. Prerequisite: Junior/senior status. ENV 120 and ENV 130. (Prerequisites waived for Summer 2017 only.)


HEALTH SERVICES


HCM 355 Healthcare Finance and Economics
Healthcare Finance deals with the planning, development, establishment, analysis, and assessment of financial management processes for an organization's capital, budget, accounting, and related reporting systems. Prerequisite: HCM 200.


HUMANITIES


HUM 315 Topics in Humanities: Philosophy at the Gym
Philosophy was born in the gyms of Athens. In this class, we will return a body of abstract thought to its original context, to understand how training for the body sparked training for the mind. We will use literary and archaeological sources to reconstruct the reality of ancient athletics and critique philosophers’ idealized versions of this reality. The payoff is a cluster of ideas about the nature of happiness / the best life for a human being (eudaimonia), the role of virtue / excellence (arete) in this life and what forms of education / training may help up secure both. Along the way, we will attempt to define individual virtues (courage, moderation, justice), think about the nature of physical beauty & erotic love, and evaluate concepts of mental “health” and strategies for spiritual “exercise”. All of this provides a springboard for thinking about the role of gym culture and forms of well-being in our own time.


INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS


INAF 301 International Relations: 21st Century Challenges
This course covers contemporary international relations, including the reaction to terrorism in 2001; economic globalization and international trade; human rights and immigration issues; and concerns about climate change.

INAF 352 International Human Rights
The concept that people have rights because they are human, and not because they are the citizens of a given state is relatively new. This course considers how nations and international organizations protect people from arbitrary interference with life, liberty and equal treatment of the law and how interpretations vary across countries and cultures. Specific human rights challenges will receive special attention.


PHYSICAL EDUCATION


PED 101 Health and Wellness
Emphasizes self-awareness and responsibility in maintaining health. Deals with consumerism, emotional health, intimate relationships, stress management, nutrition, fitness, disease prevention, and individualized behavior modification.


PSYCHOLOGY


PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
Provides students with a broad introduction to the field of psychology including: the biological basis of behavior, sensation and perception, learning, memory, cognition, human development, intelligence, personality, psychological disorders as well as the psychology of the world of work.

PSY 324 Neuropsychology
A study of central nervous system damage and the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of brain damaged individuals. Emphasizes how the study of brain damage enhances our understanding of the intact nervous system. Prerequisite: PSY 101 and previous or concurrent PSY 301 & 304.


THEATER


This is a two-week intensive course June 10-23. Program fee $2,500 includes room and board. Students will register for only one course. For more information on the program, please visit the website at: http://www.rollins.edu/theatre-dance/program/improv-institute.html.

THE 170 Rollins Improv Inst: Level I
Rollins Improv Institute is an immersive learning environment for performers from diverse backgrounds. Designed for students who are relatively new to the tenants of improvisational theatre, level one explores the tools and philosophies of improvisation and develops strategies for collective creation and communication that are applicable across multiple fields. Two-week intensive course June 10-23. Program fee $2,500 includes room and board.

THE 270 Rollins Improv Inst: Level II
Level Two of the Rollins Improv Institute is designed for students with improvisational theatre experience who are looking to expand their toolkit and pursue more nuanced scene work. Incorporating the teachings of Spolin, Johnstone, and Boal, alongside the signature Rollins style, this course pushes the boundaries of improvisational performance. Two-week intensive course June 10-23. Program fee $2,500 includes room and board.

THE 370 Rollins Improv Inst: Level III
Level Three of the Rollins Improv Institute challenges more advanced students to create richer grounded characters and complex relationships that will thrive in both short- and long-form settings. Students will sharpen their craft as improvisers while deepening their connection to the art form as a whole. Two-week intensive course June 10-23. Program fee $2,500 includes room and board.