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Fall 2014

SC Core 101 (Sections 16, 33, 60) - Dr. Michele Ren. This class introduces students to college-level reading, writing, and speaking through the lens of civic and social engagement. Students are exposed to the Scholar-Citizen learning outcomes and pedagogies, and the course is geared toward experiential, applied learning.

DSN 400: Special Topics in Design, Think Through Make: An Interdisciplinary Approach- Mr. Nathan Bicak. This course acts as an interdisciplinary studio and will focus on four areas of design collaboration; investigative research (including funding outreach); pre-design collaboration (including prototyping), construction techniques, and community outreach. Students will gain an understanding of the issues and impact of sustainable practices in the residential environment and weigh design decisions within the parameters of ecological, socio-economic, and cultural contexts. Students will address a holistic design problem through inter-disciplinary collaborations and consensus building, leadership and teamwork. Through a series of exercises students will assess the strengths and weaknesses of their collaborative design work and revise and develop reiterations as necessary. Community outreach will include educating others about the economic and ecologic advantages of small-scale living. In addition, students will develop community relationships with regional professionals.

SC LEAD 110: Emerging Leaders. Introduction to the nature of leadership, an assessment of your leadership skills, and effective ways to further develop these skills.

SC MGMT 460 - Business & Society - Dr.J. Stephen Childers, Jr. This course will provide students with valuable insight into balancing the business and society relationship. The course incorporates a civic engagement project, exposure to the ePortfolio initiative, and focuses on real-world problem solving and business ethics.

PEAC 200 (all sections) - Through examining a number major issues associated with the discipline of peace studies, this course introduces students both to the important contemporary discipline of peace studies and to the major international and global issues associated with the human quest for a more just and peaceful world order. Through studying the cental international and global issues confronting humankind in the 21 st century, students learn to engage in careful and sustained reflection on some of the major problems confronting humankind today, as well as on the issues of conflict management at the international level, and, finally, on their personal roles and responsibilities as world citizens.

SC UNIV 100 (Sections 37 & 67) - Dr. Erin Webster Garrett and Mr. Tim Filbert. These 2-credit hour enhanced sections of UNIV 100 incorporate an additional shared reading, See You In a Hundred Years, a visit with the author; a related substainability civic project; an introduction to reflective practice, and an exposure to theScholar-Citizen Student Organization and Academic Path.

SC WMST 101 (Sections 01 & 02) - Women in the World. Dr. Michele Ren. This class studies the concept of gender and its links to women's issues both at home and abroad. Students engage in on-going debates about issues that are relevent to their own lived experiences and are required to reflect upon ways that their own disiplinary knowledge suggests social action and inquiry.