Goal 8 - Global Perspective

One course minimum. 

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ANTH2240
Cultural Anthropology (Goal 5 & 8)

This course introduces cultural and social processes that influence human behavior using comparative examples from different cultural groups and historical periods with the goal of better understanding the broad range of human behavioral potentials and those influences that shape the different expressions of these potentials. MnTC (Goals 5/SS and 8/GP); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 5 - History and the Social & Behavioral Sciences

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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 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts

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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 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts

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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 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts

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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 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts

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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 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts

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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 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts

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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 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts

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ECON2291
Macroeconomics (Goal 5 & 8)

This course introduces the basic principles and methods of economics and then applies them to national income accounts, aggregate supply and demand, business cycles, economic growth and monetary and fiscal policy. There will be a special emphasis on international trade and the global economy. MnTC (Goals 5/SS and 8/GP); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 5 - History and the Social & Behavioral Sciences

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ECON2292
Microeconomics (Goal 5 & 8)

This course is an analysis of current United States and world policies, issues and problems using some basic principles of economics with special emphasis on decision making by individuals and firms. MnTC (Goals 5/SS and 8/GP); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 5 - History and the Social & Behavioral Sciences

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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 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts

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ENGL1107
Honors Composition II: Peace Studies Research (Goal 1 & 8)

This honors section is a second semester composition course focused on an enriched study of Peace Studies and the writing of an academic research paper. Students learn how to employ the resources of an academic library and how to cite those sources in a fully documented analytical/interpretive term paper. This course explores nonfiction works addressing issues of peace and nonviolence from such authors as Dorothy Day, Leo Tolstoy, Mohandas Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., Colman McCarthy, H.D. Thoreau, and Thomas Merton. Students will engage in a number of discussions and assignments in an attempt to foster greater understanding of issues related to peace studies. Students may watch films, read literature, research historical figures, and present reports on important topics along with other types of course work all designed to assist in the exploration of peace studies. Honors courses emphasize independent inquiry, informed discussion, and direct application within small transformative classes, which feature close working relationships with instructors. Prerequisites: ENGL 1101.

MnTC (Goals 1/CM and 8/GP); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 1 - Communication, Honors Courses

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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 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts

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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 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts

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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 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts

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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 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts

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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 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts

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GLST1500
Introduction to Global Studies (Goal 5 & 8)

This course introduces students to the basic concepts, trends, and interconnectiveness of globalization throughout the world. In class, students may examine journal articles, book chapters, videos, and webcasts in the study of globalization across disciplines. It will provide an overview of history and theoretical approaches that have created a global society. This is a required course for the Global Studies Emphasis. Completion of English 1101 and 1104 or 1105 or 1106 is suggested prior to enrollment in this course. MnTC Goals (5/SS and 8/GP); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 5 - History and the Social & Behavioral Sciences

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HIST1011
Early European History (Ancient to Early Modern Era) (Goal 5 & 8)

This survey course explores Western/European civilization from pre-history through the early modern era (thirteenth through seventeenth centuries CE).  The course will especially focus on the Greco-Roman roots of western civilization, the medieval period, the Renaissance and the Protestant Reformation.

MnTC (Goals 5/SS and 8/GP); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 5 - History and the Social & Behavioral Sciences

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HIST1012
Modern European History (Early Modern Era to Present) (Goal 5 & 8)

This survey course looks at Western/European civilization from the early modern era (thirteenth through seventeenth centuries CE) through the present.  It focuses on the political revolutions of the nineteenth-century, industrialism, imperialism, and the twentieth-century decline of European power.

MnTC (Goals 5/SS and 8/GP); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 5 - History and the Social & Behavioral Sciences

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HIST1030
Modern World History (Goal 5 & 8)

This survey course examines world history from the late nineteenth-century to the present. It focuses on the decline of European global domination, the world wars, the Cold War, "Third World" liberation movements and the rise of non-European powers. MnTC (Goals 5/SS and 8/GP); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 5 - History and the Social & Behavioral Sciences

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HIST1031
The World Today (Goal 5 & 8)

This survey course examines recent decades of world history.  It will cover events from the end of the cold war to the present.

MnTC (Goals 5/SS and 8/GP); (1 Cr - 1 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 5 - History and the Social & Behavioral Sciences

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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 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts

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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 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts

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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 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts

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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 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts

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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 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts

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PSCI1020
State and Local Government (Goal 5 & 8)

This course is a study of the principal concepts, process, and institutions of state and local governments of the United States. Special emphasis will be placed on Minnesota government.

MnTC (Goals 5/SS and 8/GP); (3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 5 - History and the Social & Behavioral Sciences

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PSCI1030
International Relations (Goal 5 & 8)

This is an introduction to international relationships of the modern world. Special emphasis will be placed on long-term trends and on current international developments.

MnTC (Goals 5/SS and 8/GP); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 5 - History and the Social & Behavioral Sciences

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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 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts

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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 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts

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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 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts

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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 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts

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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 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts

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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 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts

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