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  • ID-207

    Introduction to Film

    This course is designed to introduce students to the visual dynamics of filmmaking. It will cover the structure of film, styles of film and various approaches to analyzing and interpreting film. The overall aim is to help students to understand how the various elements of film fit together. The course will be computer interactive and will provide an opportunity for hands-on work. Students will be required to make presentations demonstrating their understanding of the techniques of filmmaking. Examples of film styles, structure and technology will be drawn from classics of world film from the beginning to the present. Prerequisite: FA 201.
  • ID-208

    Integrating Elem Curriculum I

    Principles of curriculum and instruction are discussed and applied from an interdisciplinary viewpoint. The design of units is used as synthesizing agent. Emphasis is placed on the teacher as creative inquirer and the classroom as a community of learners.
  • ID-212

    Strategies for Acad Success

    This course is designed to prepare students not only to experience increased academic success but also to acquire the knowledge and skills that would prepare them to serve as mentors and tutors for other students in the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE). The structure of the course addresses both content and methodologies appropriate for assisting students to achieve academic success at the college level.
  • ID-212A

    Strategies Academic Success

    This course is designed to prepare students to experience increased academic success and to acquire the knowledge and skills that would prepare them to serve as mentors for other students. The structure of the course address both content and methodologies appropriate for assisting students to achieve academic success at the college level.
  • ID-212C

    Strat.Acad.Succ. Transfer Stu

    This course is designed to prepare transfer students to experience increased academic success and to acquire the knowledge and skills that will prepare them to serve as mentors for other students. The structure of the course addresses both content and methodologies appropriate for assisting students to achieve academic success at the college level.
  • ID-214

    EnvStudies:PeoplePlanetProfit

    This course takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of how we interact with and impact our natural environment. Students will integrate different concepts and perspectives from the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, providing a framework for the study of the relationship between humans and the environment. The course will demand from students a balanced understanding of basic scientific concepts, important societal factors (cultural, political, and economic), and the historical and ethical dimensions that influence our decision making, and ultimately, the fate of our planet. A service-learning project will allow students to explore current environmental challenges (e.g., climate change, sustainable agriculture, overfishing, etc.) and seek innovative solutions designed to bring about environmental sustainability for our campus, our communities, and the world.
  • ID-219B

    Co-Curricular :Food & Culture

    This is a 1-credit course designed for students to engage dialogs connecting perceptions of identity (personal and collective) and food from production and preparation to consumption. Using an interdisciplinary lens, students will explore a central question concerning people, food, and authenticity.
  • ID-220

    Animals in World Literature

    This course will focus on literature from different areas of the world that represents the intersection of environmental issues and various systems of social injustice, such as racism, sexism, and economic inequity. Primary texts include novels, short stories, essays, poems and oral stories from authors from pre-Columbian times to the present, and from diverse racial and national locations such as the United States, Great Britain, Spain, Italy, Nigeria, Colombia, Chile and Guatemala. An Ecocritical approach will guide students through the interpretation of the readings, which will be complemented by several documentaries that address questions relevant to global ecology and international perspectives on nature.
  • ID-222

    Exploring the Human Spirit

    This course will first explore the search for truth and wisdom through the many ways of knowing (reason, myth, symbol, and metaphor) and the implications of each. The bases for belief and unbelief will be studied. How the holy is experienced through sacred writings, community, and ritual will constitute the latter focus of the course.
  • ID-224

    Natural Sci:IntegratedApproach

    This course is designed to develop in the liberal arts student an awareness and appreciation of events in science. The course presents the scientific methods and the fundamental concepts in science as ongoing processes. Through lectures and laboratory exercises, students will develop an understanding of concepts which will enable them to make informed choices about science-related issues of social concern. A hands-on approach to learning is integrated into the course. G, E(30)
  • ID-224A

    Nat'lSci:Physical Sciences

    This course is designed to develop in the liberal arts student awareness and appreciation of events in science. The course presents the scientific methods and the fundamental concepts in science as ongoing processes. Through lectures and laboratory exercises, students will develop an understanding of concepts that will enable them to make informed choices about science-related issues of social concern.