Oct 19, 2018  
2012-2013 School of Continuing Education Catalog 
    
2012-2013 School of Continuing Education Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


Courses of Study

The School of Continuing Education offers students a wide range of courses in the liberal arts and sciences as well as in business, education, the social sciences, and in specialized fields such as fire science and leadership studies. Please consult the current course bulletin for specific course offerings in any given academic term.

Course offerings include accountancy, anthropology, Arabic, art (studio), art history, biology, chemistry, Chinese, computer science, economics, education, English, finance, fire science, French, health policy history, humanities, interdisciplinary studies, Italian, law, leadership, management, marketing, mathematics, music, natural science, organizational communication, philosophy, psychology, social science, sociology, Spanish, theatre arts, and theology.

Course Numbering

Undergraduate course numbers generally fit into the following scheme:

100-level: introductory or gateway courses to specific majors or programs of study; prerequisites may consist of other 100-level courses.

200-level: intermediate-level courses; may have prerequisites of 100- or 200-level courses; more advanced than 100-level offerings.

300-level: upper-division courses; may have prerequisites of 100-, 200-, or 300-level courses; more advanced than 100- or 200-level courses; may include internship, independent study, or tutorial courses.

400-level: advanced upper-division courses; may have prerequisites of 100-, 200-, 300-, or 400-level courses; more advanced than 100-, 200-, or 300-level courses; may include internship, independent study, or tutorial courses.

Internship, independent study, special topics, tutorial, and other non-standard courses have common course number ranges across the various academic disciplines.

Internships & Field Experience courses: 450-455*
Special Topics: 470-475
Seminars & Capstone courses: 480-489
Independent Studies: 490-491

Note: A small number of departments/programs have placed specific non-standard courses at the 200- or 300-level, utilizing comparable ranges at the identified level (e.g., an upper-level internship listed in the 350-359 range, while the advanced upper-level internship range is 450-459).

 

Accountancy

   •  ACC 203 - Financial Accounting
   •  ACC 204 - Managerial Accounting
   •  ACC 301 - Cost Accounting
   •  ACC 303 - Intermediate Accounting I
   •  ACC 304 - Intermediate Accounting II
   •  ACC 350 - Accounting Information Systems
   •  ACC 405 - Advanced Accounting
   •  ACC 406 - Taxes and Business Decisions
   •  ACC 412 - Auditing
   •  ACC 485 - Accounting Policy

Anthropology

   •  APG 236 - Spirits, Souls, and Power
   •  APG 300 - The Anthropology of Art and Aesthetics

Arabic

   •  ARB 101 - Elementary Arabic I
   •  ARB 102 - Elementary Arabic II
   •  ARB 103 - Intermediate Arabic I
   •  ARB 104 - Intermediate Arabic II

Art History

   •  ARH 106 - Art History Survey
   •  ARH 209 - Modern Art
   •  ARH 225 - A Social History of Providence Architecture: Mills, Malls, and Mansions
   •  ARH 227 - Everyday Life in the American Past: From Colonial Times to the Guilded Age
   •  ARH 271 - America Through the Camera’s Eye
   •  ARH 272 - America on Film

Art (Studio)

   •  ART 101 - Visual Design I
   •  ART 102 - Visual Design II
   •  ART 105 - Computer Art
   •  ART 108 - Introduction to Desktop Publishing
   •  ART 111 - Drawing I
   •  ART 112 - Drawing II
   •  ART 151 - Ceramics I
   •  ART 152 - Ceramics II: Wheelworking
   •  ART 171 - Photography I
   •  ART 253 - Ceramics III: Advanced Wheelwork
   •  ART 270 - Special Topics in Studio Art
   •  ART 354 - Ceramics IV: Sculpture
   •  ART 355 - Ceramics V: Production
   •  ART 456 - Ceramics VI
   •  ART 496 - Ceramics Thesis

Biology

   •  BIO 105 - General Biology I
   •  BIO 105L - General Biology I Lab
   •  BIO 106 - General Biology II
   •  BIO 106L - General Biology II Lab
   •  BIO 121 - Environmental Biology
   •  BIO 122 - Human Biology
   •  BIO 124 - Ethnobotany, the Study of the Plants We Use
   •  BIO 205 - Human Anatomy
   •  BIO 205L - Human Anatomy Lab
   •  BIO 242 - Rhode Island Biology
   •  BIO 301 - Human Genetics I
   •  BIO 301L - Human Genetics I Lab

Chemistry

   •  CHM 103 - General Chemistry I
   •  CHM 103L - General Chemistry I Lab
   •  CHM 104 - General Chemistry II
   •  CHM 104L - General Chemistry II Lab
   •  CHM 163 - Chemistry of Hazardous Materials
   •  CHM 223 - Organic Chemistry I
   •  CHM 223L - Organic Chemistry I Lab
   •  CHM 224 - Organic Chemistry II
   •  CHM 224L - Organic Chemistry II Lab

Chinese

   •  CHN 101 - Elementary Chinese I
   •  CHN 102 - Elementary Chinese II
   •  CHN 103 - Intermediate Chinese I
   •  CHN 104 - Intermediate Chinese II

Communications

   •  COM 101 - Introduction to Human Communication
   •  COM 103 - Introduction to Public Speaking
   •  COM 120 - Writing for Communications I
   •  COM 122 - Writing for Communications II
   •  COM 200 - Ethics and the Practice of Organizational Communication
   •  COM 201 - Mass Media and Society
   •  COM 210 - Organizational Communication
   •  COM 325 - Public Relations
   •  COM 375 - Intercultural Communication
   •  COM 403 - Communications Research
   •  COM 450 - Practicum in Organizational Communication I
   •  COM 451 - Practicum in Organizational Communication II

Computer Science

   •  CSC 105 - Business Software and the Internet

Economics

   •  ECN 101 - Principles of Economics: Micro
   •  ECN 102 - Principles of Economics: Macro
   •  ECN 321 - Labor-Management Relations

Education

   •  EDU 201 - Educational Psychology
   •  EDU 207 - Principles of Secondary Education
   •  EDU 301 - Foundations of Education
   •  EDU 304 - The Child with Special Needs in the Regular Classroom
   •  EDU 402 - Educational Measurement
   •  EDU 404 - Reading in the Content Area
   •  EDU 410 - General Methods
   •  EDU 450 - Student Teaching in the Secondary School

English

   •  ENG 101 - Freshman Writing Seminar
   •  ENG 102 - Introduction to College Writing
   •  ENG 161 - Introduction to Journalism
   •  ENG 163 - Advanced Journalism
   •  ENG 173 - Introduction to Poetry
   •  ENG 175 - Introduction to Literature
   •  ENG 194 - Science Fiction
   •  ENG 201 - Readings in Literature
   •  ENG 203 - Children’s Literature
   •  ENG 205 - American Literature Before 1900
   •  ENG 206 - American Literature Since 1900
   •  ENG 209 - Issues & Themes in Adolescent Literature
   •  ENG 215 - The Short Story: An International Collection
   •  ENG 216 - Modern Murder Mystery
 

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