Goal 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts

A minimum of nine credits, including two courses from two different disciplines.  All languages count as one discipline.

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ARTS1101
Introduction to Art (Goal 6 & 8)

This course is designed for the beginning student who wishes to get a better understanding of the concepts in art. Master works of art of many cultures, past and present, are examined and analyzed allowing the student to develop an art vocabulary, and knowledge of formal elements and principles of design related to specific works of art. Once basic elements and principles are mastered, the student will gain the confidence to examine, understand, and appreciate any work of art, traditional or contemporary. Recommended for art majors. MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 8/GP); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 studio)

Also satisfies: Goal 8 - Global Perspective

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ARTS1102
Art History I (Goal 6 & 8)

This course is a survey of historical works of art. Architecture, sculpture, and painting are studied in the context of the periods in which they were produced. Each artistic period is examined in light of social, economic, and cultural significance. This study of artistic expression begins with the earliest attempt at image making and continues through the 15th Century. Recommended for art majors. MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 8/GP); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 studio)

Also satisfies: Goal 8 - Global Perspective

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ARTS1103
Art History II (Goal 6 & 8)

This course is a survey of art that will begin with the 14th century and proceed to the present. Architecture, sculpture, and painting are viewed in stylistic classes on the basis of their likeness and the periods in which they were produced. Each artistic period is examined in light of social, economic, and human development within each given era. Completing ARTS 1102 before this course enhances student learning. Recommended for art majors. MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 8/GP); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 studio)

Also satisfies: Goal 8 - Global Perspective

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ARTS1105
Visual Design Concepts (Goal 2 & 6)

This course is an investigation into the creative process and its relationship to the arts. The goal of this course is for the student to gain an understanding of the creative process and how to apply those skills in problem solving. Along with an historical perspective of design, the student will investigate the application of the creative process and its impact within societies. MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 2/CT); (3 Cr - 1 lect, 2 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 2 - Critical Thinking

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ARTS1112
Drawing I (Goal 2 & 6)

This course is designed for the beginning drawing student and provides a fundamental experience with drawing materials and tools in the context of drawing practices. Observational drawing will be stressed. Additionally, students will work from imagination, master drawings and photographic sources. Studio problems include exercises in the manipulation, organization, and control of the visual elements and principles of design. This course concludes with a beginning experience in drawing with color media. MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 2/CT); (3 Cr - 1 lect, 2 studio)

Also satisfies: Goal 2 - Critical Thinking

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ARTS1119
Cultural Arts (Goal 6 & 8)

This course is designed to introduce students to artworks found and produced in diverse cultures around the globe. Students will utilize craft media to experience the arts and use a variety of cultural perspectives to develop an appreciation and greater understanding of the cultural diversity existing in the art world. The relationship between the material culture (arts and crafts) and non-material culture (values and beliefs) of a society will be researched and analyzed to develop a sense of aesthetics applied to artworks from diverse cultures.MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 8/GP); (3 Cr - 1 lect, 2 studio)

Also satisfies: Goal 8 - Global Perspective

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ARTS1122
2 Dimensional Design (Goal 2 & 6)

This course is an introduction to the study of the principles and elements of design. Assignments will focus on the student's ability to translate the design concepts into two-dimensional (2-D) works of art. Structured projects enable students to critically explore 2-D design. MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 2/CT); (3 Cr - 1 lect, 2 studio)

Also satisfies: Goal 2 - Critical Thinking

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ARTS1123
3 Dimensional Design (Goal 2 & 6)

This foundation course presents the concept of art in three-dimensional (3-D) as seen in a variety of sculptural works that span time and cultures. Exploration of arts and humanities through interaction with a variety of 3-D media in expressing concepts in visual communication will develop an awareness of aesthetics in both process and finished works of art. Formal critiques of art work, personal and others will expand the creative process and develop an appreciation of 3-D design. The study and analysis of the elements and principles of design as they apply to the composition of 3-D art will provide the students with the foundation needed to create these works of art while also experiencing a variety of media to discover their possibilities for expression and communication. MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 2/CT); (3 Cr - 1 lect, 2 studio)

Also satisfies: Goal 2 - Critical Thinking

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ARTS1222
Ceramics I (Goal 6 & 8)

This course explores ceramics from an historical and a global perspective developing an appreciation of ceramic works of art. Arts and humanities are explored through research in the discipline of ceramics and interaction with clay as media. This exploration will develop an awareness of aesthetics in both process and finished works of art. Formal critiques of art work, personal and others, will expand the creative process and develop appreciation for ceramics. This course covers the foundations and fundamentals of creating in clay. Basic hand building and wheel techniques will be introduced through hands-on instruction. The philosophies and processes of working with clay will be experienced from conception through the finished fired state. Techniques will be demonstrated by the instructor to teach the skill involved and to appreciate the possibilities of each. MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 8/GP); (3 Cr - 1 lect, 2 studio)

Also satisfies: Goal 8 - Global Perspective

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ARTS1226
Painting I (Goal 2 & 6)

This course is an introduction to fundamentals of acrylic painting, methods and materials. Beginning students will learn how to utilize acrylic painting techniques. This course will allow the student to discover the properties of acrylic paint and how to control consistency, thinning, drying, application, compatibility with other media, types of brushes and supports that will aid the student toward the completion of an art work. After studio problems of acrylic painting techniques are explored, the student will be encouraged to experiment on their own exploring heightened acrylic painting possibilities. MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 2/CT); (3 Cr - 1 lect, 2 studio)

Also satisfies: Goal 2 - Critical Thinking

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CHIN1001
Beginning Chinese I

This course will provide a basic knowledge of the Chinese language and culture.  Students will develop skills in the areas of listening, reading, speaking, writing and grammar in Chinese.  These skills will be learned in the context of Chinese culture.

MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 8/GP); (4 Cr – 4 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 8 - Global Perspective

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CHIN1002
Beginning Chinese II

This course will provide a basic knowledge of the Chinese language and culture in a continuation of Chinese 1001.  Students will further develop skills in the areas of listening, reading, speaking, writing, and grammar in Chinese in accordance with the American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) standards.  These skills will be learned in the context of Chinese culture.  Prerequisites:  CHIN 1001 or instructor approval. 

MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 8/GP); (4 Cr – 4 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 8 - Global Perspective

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DIGI1100
Introduction to Digital Media (Goal 2 & 6)

This course is an introductory exposure to the creative process, integrating fundamental aspects of art, music, theatre, and film with new technology in digital media. Students will apply learned visual, aural, and design principals by creating and editing digital images, sound, and video using the Mac OS. Students will address multimedia concepts in the development and creation of a final interdisciplinary project. MnTC (Goals 2/CT and 6/HU); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 2 - Critical Thinking

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ENGL1103
Introduction to Literature (Goal 6 & 8)

This is an introductory literature course designed to increase a student’s critical and analytical skills in reading.  Included is a study of literature by genre: the short story, drama, poetry and the novel.  Emphasis in the selections is on American and English literature although some works in translation are read.  Critical and interpretive papers are required.

      MnTC (Goals 6/ HU and 2/CT); (3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 8 - Global Perspective

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ENGL1113
Creative Writing: Nonfiction (Goal 6 & 7)

This is an introductory writing course in creative nonfiction. In lecture/workshop format, students examine models, then write and revise essays drawn from personal experience, memory, observation and reflection. Writing is shared in small groups and/or individual conferences. MnTC (Goals 6/HU and Goal 7/HD); (1 Cr - 1 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 7 - Human Diversity

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ENGL1115
Creative Writing: Fiction (Goal 6 & 7)

This is an introductory writing course in creative fiction. In lecture/workshop format, students examine fiction models, noting technique for creating believable character, dialogue and conflict. Students then create one or several works of fiction. Writing is shared in small groups and/or individual conferences. MnTC (Goals 6/HU and Goal 7/HD); (1 Cr - 1 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 7 - Human Diversity

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ENGL1131
Fiction (Goal 6 & 7)

This course is the analytic study of short stories and novels.  British and American authors are emphasized, though some literature in translation is read. Focus is on how to read narrative fiction with maximum understanding and critical judgment.

MnTC (Goal 6/HU and 7/HD); (3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 7 - Human Diversity

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ENGL1132
Ethnic Literature (Goal 6 & 7)

This course explores literary works from a variety of American ethnic groups. Focus is on the text as a work of art created by an ethnic writer. Students will examine ways in which the writer's ethnicity may influence the text, the ways the text reflects/critiques/endorses the writer's ethnic group, and the ways the text reflects/critiques/endorses the dominant culture. MnTC (Goals 6/HU and Goal 7/HD); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 7 - Human Diversity

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ENGL2000
Advanced Creative Writing (Goal 2 & 6)

This is an introductory writing course in creative prose and poetry.  In lecture/workshop format, students examine and evaluate creative writing models and peer writing, noting word choice, rhythm, character development and conflict.  Students will create a portfolio of their writing to be shared in small groups and/or individual conferences.  Students will also participate in the organization and facilitation of a creative arts journal open to all Riverland students.
MnTC (Goals 6 /HU and 2/CT); (3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 2 - Critical Thinking

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ENGL2231
Modern Literature (Goal 6 & 7)

This course explores literary developments from World War I to the present, drawing readings from a variety of genres and cultures.  Emphasis will be placed not only on analysis and understanding of the texts, but on the social, historical, cultural, and psychological factors that influence and shape literature of the 20th and 21st century.

    MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 7/HD); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 7 - Human Diversity

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ENGL2241
American Literature I (Goal 6 & 7)

This course explores developments in American Literature between 1492 and 1865.  Students will explore both historical and formal developments affecting literature of this period, as well as similarities/differences among the works covered.  Specific issues addressed may include early written representations of America, the influence of Puritanism on American writers, important documents of the Federalist period, and the American Romantic movement, including Transcendentalism.

MNTC (Goals 6/HUand 7/HD); (3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 7 - Human Diversity

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ENGL2242
American Literature II (Goal 6 & 7)

This course explores developments in American Literature between 1865 and the present.  Students will explore both historical and formal developments affecting literature of this period, as well as the similarities/differences among the works covered.  Some of the specific issues addressed include the rise of Realism and Naturalism, Regionalism and Post-Modernism.

      MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 7/HD); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 7 - Human Diversity

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ENGL2243
Survey of American Literature (Goal 6 & 7)

This course explores developments across the span of American Literature.  Students will explore both historical and formal developments affecting literature of this period as well as similarities and differences among the works covered.  Specific issues addressed may include early written representations of America, the influence of Puritanism on American writers, important documents of the Federalist period, the American Romantic movement, the rise of Realism and Naturalism, Regionalism, Modernism, Post-Modernism, and both regional and multi-cultural writers. 

MNTC (Goals 6/HUand 7/HD); (3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 7 - Human Diversity

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ENGL2244
Topics in American Literature (Goal 6 & 8)

This course introduces students to the works of a specific author or genre to increase their critical and analytical reading skills.  Critical and interpretive papers are required.  Note: This course may be taken more than once with different topics. 
MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 8/GP); (1-3 Cr – 1-3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 8 - Global Perspective

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ENGL2251
English Literature (Goal 6 & 9)

This semester course requires students to read, understand, and appreciate the different periods of English literature.  The significant works of major English authors from the time of Chaucer to the present are studied.  Authors include Chaucer, Shakespeare, Donne, Milton, Swift, Pope, Blake, Wordsworth, Keats, Browning, Yeats, Joyce, Eliot, and Auden, but are not limited to just these.  Terminology associated with literary analysis will allow students the insight into the human experience through literature. Critical reading, thinking, and writing skills are emphasized. Previous course work in literature is recommended.

MNTC (Goals 6/HU and 9 EC); (3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 Lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 9 - Ethical & Civic Responsibility

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ENGL2255
Introduction to Shakespeare (Goal 2 & 6)

This course requires students to read, discuss, and analyze some of Shakespeare’s major works, including comedies, histories, tragedies, romances, and poetry.   Emphasis will be placed on the historical context in which the works were created (including Elizabethan dramatic conventions), the aesthetic value and power of his work, and his continuing influence on literature and drama.

MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 2/CT); (3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 2 - Critical Thinking

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ENGL2260
Survey of Children's Literature (Goal 6 & 7)

This course will survey children's literature from the preschool to preteen years. Standards for critical evaluation will evolve through extensive reading, discussion, research, and writing. Course content will focus on the history of children's literature and criteria for selecting and evaluating different genres within literature for children, including the following: picture books, traditional literature, modern fantasy, poetry, contemporary fiction, historical fiction, and multicultural literature. Prerequisite: ENGL 1101 or instructor permission.

MnTC (Goal 6/HU and Goal 7/HD); (3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 7 - Human Diversity

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FREN1101
Elementary French I (Goal 6 & 8)

This course will provide a basic knowledge of the French language and culture. Students will develop skills in the areas of listening, reading, speaking, writing and grammar in French. These skills will be learned in the context of French culture. MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 8/GP); (4 Cr - 4 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 8 - Global Perspective

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FREN1102
Elementary French II (Goal 6 & 8)

This course will provide a basic knowledge of the French language and culture in a continuation of French 1101. Students will further develop skills in the areas of listening, reading, speaking, writing, and grammar in French in accordance with the American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) standards. These skills will be learned in the context of French culture. Prerequisites: FREN 1101 or instructor approval. MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 8/GP); (4 Cr - 4 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 8 - Global Perspective

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FREN2110
Intermediate French I (Goal 6 & 8)

This course will provide a better knowledge of the French language and culture and continue to build on the skills acquired in French 1101 and 1102. Students will further develop skills in the areas of listening, reading, speaking, writing and grammar in French in accordance with the American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) standards. These skills will be taught in the context of French culture. Prerequisites: FREN 1102 or equivalent. MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 8/GP); (4 Cr - 4 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 8 - Global Perspective

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FREN2112
Intermediate French II (Goal 6 & 8)

This course will provide a better knowledge of the French language and culture and continue to build on the skills acquired in French 2110. Students will further develop skills in the areas of listening, reading, speaking, writing, and grammar in French. These skills will be taught in the context of French culture in accordance with the American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) standards. Prerequisites: FREN 2110 or equivalent. MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 8/GP); (4 Cr - 4 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 8 - Global Perspective

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HUMA1000
Honors Leadership Development (Goal 2 & 6)

This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to explore the concept of leadership from a humanities perspective.  Students will develop and improve their leadership skills, and gain personal insight that will help them reach their educational and personal goals. The course integrates readings from the humanities, experiential exercises, films, and contemporary readings on leadership. In addition the course provides opportunities for students to become "service leaders" through service learning. Honors courses emphasize independent inquiry, informed discussion, and direct application within small transformative classes and feature close working relationships with instructors. This course uses Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) curriculum and is taught only by PTK certified instructors.

      MnTC Goals (6/HU); (3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 2 - Critical Thinking

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HUMA1101
Humanities I (Goal 6 & 8)

This course examines the artifacts of prehistory and the birth of civilizations in Egypt and ancient Sumer.  An examination of the Classical legacy, the contribution of Greece and Rome, is followed by a study of the patterns of life and art in the Medieval West.  The course culminates in a study of the flowering of ideas and arts of the Renaissance.  In all content areas instruction will focus and emphasis will be placed on history, literature, art, philosophy, architecture, music, and archeology. This course may also include arts and culture in non-Western societies.

     MnTC Goals (6/HU and 8/GP); (3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 8 - Global Perspective

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HUMA1102
Humanities II (Goal 6 & 8)

This course examines the High Renaissance including the challenge of the Protestant Reformation and its response—the Counter Reformation.  A view of the Baroque style in art, architecture and literature is counterpointed by examining the rise of science with its confidence in the power of human reason and culminating with an analysis of eighteenth century art, music, and society.  Students will investigate the progress from Realism to Modernism in the 19th, 20th, and 21st Centuries.  In all content areas instruction will focus and emphasis will be placed on history, literature, art, philosophy, architecture, music, and archeology. This course may also include arts and culture in non-Western societies.

      MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 8/GP); (3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 8 - Global Perspective

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HUMA1103
Popular Culture (Goal 2 & 6)

This course explores the role and importance of Popular Culture in America.  In particular, students will examine the ways their own values and beliefs are shaped by the popular culture surrounding them. The course may include exploration of television, popular music, film, sports, advertising, and cyber culture.

MnTC (Goals 6/HU and Goal 2/CT); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 2 - Critical Thinking

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HUMA1105
Native American Studies (Goal 6 & 10)

This course introduces students to Native American Studies from multidisciplinary perspectives. Students will explore Native history, religion, literature, and arts.  Emphasis will be placed on historic and cultural development of North American Native groups, the impact of American history on Native identity, and the diversity of Native groups.  Students will also exam specific ethical issues in relation to the Native experience, as well as some of the issues relevant to contemporary Native American life.   

MNTC (Goals 6/HU and 10/PE); (3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 10 - People and the Environment

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HUMA2263
Religions of the World (Goal 6 & 8)

This course examines the major world religions and their “sub-groups.” Emphasis is placed on when, where and under what influences the various religions developed, the geographical areas of the world where the religions are located, as well as the primary tenets, qualities and characteristics of the religions. The course examines the place and role of religion in human life.

      MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 8/GP); (3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 8 - Global Perspective

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HUMA2265
Honors Religions of the World (Goal 6 & 8)

Students in Honors Religions of the World will examine the major world religions and their “sub-groups.” Emphasis is placed on when, where and under what influences the various religions developed, the geographical areas of the world where the religions are located, as well as the primary tenets, qualities and characteristics of the religions. The course examines the place and role of religion in human life. The honors sections of Religions of the World will ask students to directly engage primary texts from each of the religions studied and strive to encourage and highlight direct experience with individuals, representatives, and sacred places related to the religions studied.  Honors courses will emphasize independent inquiry, informed discussion, and direct application within small transformative classes which feature close working relationships with instructors.     

MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 8/GP); (3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)

 

Also satisfies: Goal 8 - Global Perspective

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MUSC1100
Fundamentals of Music

Fundamentals of Music introduces the foundations of music theory. Students will study elements of rhythm, melody, and harmony, as well as learn basic keyboard skills. This course is designed for students with little or no prior musical experience and serves as a preparatory class for other music courses, including MUSC 1101.

MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 2/CT); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 2 - Critical Thinking

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MUSC1101
Theory and Musicianship Skills I (Goal 2 & 6)

This course is the first semester of music theory and aural skills designed for music students, elementary education students, or anyone desiring to develop and improve skills in reading, writing, and understanding music. Students engage in interactive musicianship development including aural, improvisation, and composition skills. Those with little or no music reading background are encouraged to take MUSC 1100 prior to enrolling in 1101.

MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 2/CT); (4 Cr – 3 lect, 1 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 2 - Critical Thinking

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MUSC1111
Survey of Music (Goal 6 & 8)

This course is a survey of music and musical style from the beginning of recorded music history through the present. It includes a brief introduction to musical elements and is designed for the student who has little or no training in music. It combines instruction in musical terminology with extensive, critical listening along with an overview of the history of Western music. MnTC (Goal 6/HU and 8/GP); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 8 - Global Perspective

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MUSC1114
American Popular Music (Goal 6 & 7)

This course is a study of popular music in America from around 1750 to the present.  Subjects studied are musical elements, historical and social perspectives, and genres and styles of popular music including the music of the slaves, music of early white America, music of the Civil War, post-Civil War, black music, Tin Pan Alley, Dixieland, Big Band, Blues, Pop, Jazz, Rock 'n Roll, Rock, and contemporary styles.

MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 7/HD); (3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 7 - Human Diversity

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MUSC1123
College Choir (Goal 2 & 6)

This course is a choir that studies and performs works from the broad spectrum of choral literature.  Instruction emphasizes healthy choral/vocal techniques, improved note and score reading, and expanded knowledge of musical notation, terminology, and styles.  This course rehearses 150 minutes per week and does not require an audition.

MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 2/CT); (1 Cr – 1 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 2 - Critical Thinking

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MUSC1124
College Choir (Goal 2 & 6)

This course is a choir that studies and performs works from the broad spectrum of choral literature.  Instruction emphasizes healthy choral/vocal techniques, improved note and score reading, and expanded knowledge of musical notation, terminology, and styles.  This course rehearses 150 minutes per week and does not require an audition.

MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 2/CT); (1 Cr – 1 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 2 - Critical Thinking

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MUSC1125
Instrumental Ensemble (Goal 2 & 6)

This course provides the opportunity to perform as a member of an instrumental ensemble.  The group, or groups, vary in size and scope according to student interest, and may include jazz, traditional band, rock, and/or other musical styles.  Students are encouraged to audition and/or meet with the instructor prior to the start of the semester.  This ensemble rehearses two hours per week.

MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 2/CT); (1 Cr – 1 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 2 - Critical Thinking

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MUSC1126
Instrumental Ensemble (Goal 2 & 6)

This course provides the opportunity to perform as a member of an instrumental ensemble.  The group, or groups, vary in size and scope according to student interest, and may include jazz, traditional band, rock, and/or other musical styles.  Students are encouraged to audition and/or meet with the instructor prior to the start of the semester.  This ensemble rehearses two hours per week.

MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 2/CT); (1 Cr – 1 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 2 - Critical Thinking

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MUSC2123
College Choir (Goal 2 & 6)

This course is a choir that studies and performs works from the broad spectrum of choral literature.  Instruction emphasizes healthy choral/vocal techniques, improved note and score reading, and expanded knowledge of musical notation, terminology, and styles.  This course rehearses 150 minutes per week and does not require an audition.

MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 2/CT); (1 Cr – 1 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 2 - Critical Thinking

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MUSC2124
College Choir (Goal 2 & 6)

This course is a choir that studies and performs works from the broad spectrum of choral literature.  Instruction emphasizes healthy choral/vocal techniques, improved note and score reading, and expanded knowledge of musical notation, terminology, and styles.  This course rehearses 150 minutes per week and does not require an audition.

MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 2/CT); (1 Cr – 1 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 2 - Critical Thinking

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MUSC2125
Instrumental Ensemble (Goal 2 & 6)

This course provides the opportunity to perform as a member of an instrumental ensemble.  The group, or groups, vary in size and scope according to student interest, and may include jazz, traditional band, rock, and/or other musical styles.  Students are encouraged to audition and/or meet with the instructor prior to the start of the semester.  This ensemble rehearses two hours per week.

MnTC (Goals 2/CT and 6/HU); (1 Cr – 1 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 2 - Critical Thinking

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MUSC2126
Instrumental Ensemble (Goal 2 & 6)

This course provides the opportunity to perform as a member of an instrumental ensemble.  The group, or groups, vary in size and scope according to student interest, and may include jazz, traditional band, rock, and/or other musical styles.  Students are encouraged to audition and/or meet with the instructor prior to the start of the semester.  This ensemble rehearses two hours per week.

MnTC (Goals 2/CT and 6/HU); (1 Cr – 1 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 2 - Critical Thinking

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PHIL1110
Introduction to Philosophy (Goal 6 & 9)

This course focuses on the study of classical and modern philosophical developments and provides an introduction to the basic methods and topics of philosophy. Students study the historical dialogue of philosophical arguments in such fields as metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics. MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 9/EC); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 9 - Ethical & Civic Responsibility

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PHIL1130
Ethics (Goal 6 & 9)

This course introduces the student to fundamental ethical principles developed throughout the history of philosophy through the study of classical and modern writings. Students are encouraged and challenged to apply such principles to contemporary issues. MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 9/EC); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 9 - Ethical & Civic Responsibility

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PHIL1140
Health Care/Medical Ethics (Goal 6 & 9)

This course provides an overview of central issues in medical ethics. Students investigate the nature of ethics and ethical theories and principles before moving on to examine such topics as medical research and technological developments in medicine. The course will provide both historical and contemporary background on a number of ethical issues in the health-care field and will consider proposed answers to what we should do about the questions they raise. Course delivery may include the presentation and discussion of various ethical and health-care perspectives. MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 9/EC); (3 credits - 3 lecture, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 9 - Ethical & Civic Responsibility

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PHIL1150
Philosophy of Social Justice (Goal 6 & 9)

This course engages the student in reading and activities intended to explore some of the most fundamental philosophical issues of social justice. Topics include an inquiry into the nature of the state, duties and rights of citizens, and the proper role of the criminal justice system. Philosophical analysis will take place in order to demonstrate the underpinning assumptions and theories behind such issues approaches. MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 9/EC); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lect)

Also satisfies: Goal 9 - Ethical & Civic Responsibility

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SPAN1001
Beginning Spanish I (Goal 6 & 8)

This course is designed for the beginning-level student with no previous knowledge of Spanish.  Course content focuses on developing speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in accordance with the American Council of Teachers of Foreign Language and Culture (ACTFL) standards.  Emphasis is placed on learning useful vocabulary for a variety of everyday situations.  Cultural materials develop an awareness and understanding of the arts, customs, history, culture and literature of Spanish-speaking people and countries throughout the world.  This study creates a comparison of cultural, social and linguistic differences and similarities.  This course also explores how the ideas and values of Spanish-speaking cultures are expressed in the arts and humanities within a social and historical context.  MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 8/GP)

(4Cr – 4 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 8 - Global Perspective

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SPAN1002
Beginning Spanish II (Goal 6 & 8)

This course is designed for students who have completed SPAN 1001 and/or can demonstrate ability to meet the required minimum learning outcomes specific to SPAN 1001.  Course content focuses on developing speaking, listening, read and writing skills in Spanish in accordance with the American Council of Teachers of Foreign Language and Culture (ACTFL) standards.  Emphasis is placed on learning useful vocabulary for a variety of everyday situations.  Cultural materials develop an awareness and understanding of the arts, customs, history, culture and literature of Spanish-speaking people in countries throughout the world.  This study creates a comparison of cultural, social and linguistic differences and similarities.  In addition, this course explores how the ideas and values of Spanish-speaking cultures are expressed in the arts and humanities within a social and historical context.  MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 8/GP)

(4Cr - 4lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 8 - Global Perspective

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SPAN1050
Spanish and Indigenous Cultures

This course explores the amazing and diverse blend of cultures that together form contemporary Mexico.  Students will better understand this blend through a study of the history, politics, economics and social interrelationships of Mexico.  A comparison of these elements to cultural elements in the United States examines the complexity of U.S./Mexico events and the relationship between the two countries.  Students will also increase knowledge of Mexican culture through the study of ideas and values expressed and preserved in the works in the field of arts and humanities.  MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 8/GP); (3CR-3lect, 0 lab)

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SPAN2001
Intermediate Spanish I (Goal 6 & 8)

This course presents a comprehensive review and continued development of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in accordance with the ACTFL (American Council of Teachers of Foreign Language) standards.  Emphasis is placed on communicating ideas in conversation and in writing in order to increase proficiency.  Cultural materials develop an awareness and understanding of the arts, customs, history, culture and literature of Spanish-speaking people and countries throughout the world.  This study creates a comparison of cultural, social and linguistic differences and similarities.  This course also explores how the ideas and values of Spanish-speaking cultures are expressed in the arts and humanities within a social and historical context.  SPAN 2001 is designed for students who have successfully completed SPAN 1002 and/or can demonstrate ability to meet the required minimum learning outcomes specific to SPAN 1002.  MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 8/GP)

(4Cr - 4 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 8 - Global Perspective

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SPAN2002
Intermediate Spanish II (Goal 6 & 8)

This course presents a comprehensive review and continued development of speaking, listening, reading, and writing in Spanish in accordance with the American Association of Teachers of Foreign Language (ACTFL) standards.  Emphasis is placed on communicating ideas in conversation and composition in order to increase proficiency.  Cultural materials develop an awareness and understanding of the arts, customs, history, culture and literature of Spanish-speaking people and countries throughout the world.  This study creates a comparison of cultural, social and linguistic differences and similarities.  This course also explores how the ideas and values of Spanish-speaking cultures are expressed in the arts and humanities within a social and historical context.  SPAN 2002 is designed for students who have completed SPAN 2001 and/or can demonstrate ability to meet the required minimum learning outcomes specific to SPAN 2001.  MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 8/GP)

(4Cr – 4 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 8 - Global Perspective

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THTR1100
Introduction to Theatre and Film (Goal 6 & 9)

This course will present an overview of theatre as an art, including a brief history of theatre as well as aspects of directing, acting and designing for the stage.  The study of the 20th century art form of film will conclude the semester, focusing on American film and filming techniques from an historical perspective.  Students will have the opportunity to study the influence of film and theatre on American culture through the viewing of specific films and plays. 

MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 9/EC); (3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 9 - Ethical & Civic Responsibility

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THTR1125
Script Analysis

Students will read, interpret, and respond to a wide variety of plays from various cultures, eras, and styles. Emphasis will be placed on plays as performance texts and the fundamental techniques used by actors, directors, and designers to analyze scripts in preparation for production.

      MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 8/GP); (3Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 8 - Global Perspective

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THTR1140
Television Production and Performance (Goal 6 & 8)

This general education course covers the core elements of a theatrical experience within the context of the operations of a live television production studio.  Students will be provided with a hands-on experience in both performance and production, as well as a fundamental understanding of the expanding role of media in global society.  Students will explore performing, auditioning, writing, directing, reporting, and producing. Additional areas include camera operation, lighting, sound, editing, design, wardrobe, and makeup.

MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 8/GP); (3 Cr- 3 lect, 0 lab)
 

Also satisfies: Goal 8 - Global Perspective

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THTR2100
Beginning Acting (Goal 6 & 7)

This course is an introduction to the theory and practice of acting for the stage. The class is designed not only for those wanting to improve performance skills, but also for those wanting to improve their confidence whenever appearing before a group, personally or professionally. 

MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 7/HD); (3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 7 - Human Diversity

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THTR2222
Speech for Performance (Goal 6 & 7)

This skills course emphasizes voice production and voice analysis and improvement, including effective breathing, tone, resonance, articulation and pronunciation using the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA).  Students will share with the class selections of prose, poetry, drama and nonfiction demonstrating vocal quality and expression.  The analysis of literary selections leads to effective performance choices for voice and body.  Students should be aware that there are both academic and performance requirements within the class structure. 

      MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 7/HD); (3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 7 - Human Diversity

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THTR2710
Musical Theatre Performance (Goal 6 & 7)

This course is an introductory survey of performance techniques for the singing actor. Students will perform solo, duet, and ensemble repertoire drawn from various styles throughout history, beginning with the early 20th century through the modern era. In addition, students will build a technique for the various types of musical theatre auditions, including singing, reading, and dance. MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 7/HD); (3Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 7 - Human Diversity

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THTR2720
American Musical Theatre (Goal 6 & 7)

This course is an introductory survey of the history of the American musical theatre, focusing on major Broadway shows, creators, and cultural influences. Form and structure of the genre will be examined beginning with The Black Crook in 1866 and ending with contemporary musicals of the 21st century. Students will view a broad range of performances through audio recordings and multimedia clips.  MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 7/HD); (3Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 7 - Human Diversity

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