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Course # Course Name Credit(s)
ANTH 1100 Introduction to Anthropology 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 08
Introduces students to the four subfields of anthropology: archaeology, biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, and language. Anthropology, is the study of humanity. Within each subfield are various, practical applications which are collectively termed applied anthropology. Students will learn to identify and apply anthropological study methods. Included within this knowledge will be the application of holistic, comparative, and evolutionary avenues of anthropological inquiry into the issues and institutions that affect our complex, modern lives.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

ANTH 1101 Introduction to American Culture 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 07, 08
Explores the cultural variety that comprises the current American population and the issues that drive Americans today. This course provides an introduction to American culture with emphasis on those who have arrived in the past 200 years including their transitions, mobility, and interchange. Classroom discussions, lectures and activities will focus on the effects of each succeeding immigrant group on American culture through the operation of American Dominant Culture, worldview, and institutions; with focus primarily on the role of the individual and consumerism within American society.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

ANTH 1110 Cultural Anthropology 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 08
Introduces students to the anthropological subfield focused on human culture. Culture is that complex whole which includes knowledge, belief, art, morals, law, custom, and any other capabilities and habits acquired by individuals as a member of society. Examines the tension between the claim that culture can be both universal as well as particular. This class offers a broad survey allowing for this comparison of universals and particulars around the world, including larger concepts of identity, cultural manifestation, operation of institutions, and issues of inequality and globalization.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

ANTH 1160 Migrants and Refugees 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 08
Examines the dimensions of transnational migration and refugee displacement in the US and globally. This course provides an introduction to the concepts, themes and dynamics that anthropologists consider when examining the lives of social groups who voluntarily and involuntarily leave their home country. Students will examine and apply anthropological analyses to ethnographic case studies of migration and refugee experiences. Classroom discussions, lectures and activities will explore worldwide political, economic and social issues to try to understand the current period of widespread migration and displacement holistically.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

ANTH 2110 Peoples and Cultures of Latin America 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Introduces the diverse contemporary cultures of Latin America and the factors that influence peoples' lives and cultural expressions. Course topics include colonization, globalization, religion, identity and ethnicity, social movements, migration, and the relationships between culture and gender, language, art, music, traditional arts and crafts, and the environment. Throughout the course, we will also explore the roles that anthropologists have played in Latin America.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022

ANTH 2130 Introduction to Medical Anthropology 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 08, 09
Growing specialization within anthropology, medical anthropology draws upon socio-cultural, linguistic and biological anthropology to understand those factors that affect human health and illness. This course introduces students to this field of study and the cross-cultural, political and ethical considerations involved in solving real-world problems related to human health and illness. Through the examination of case studies students will learn ways to apply principles of medical anthropology to solve contemporary issues facing our communities. Prerequisites: None, but ANTH 1110 or ANTH 1130 recommended, but not required.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Spring 2023

ART 1100 Introduction to Art 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Explores the visual arts of a wide range of peoples, cultures, styles, movements, and media, as well as the various cultural, religious, economic, and political factors related to their creation. Major works of painting, sculpture, architecture, and decorative arts from prehistory to the present will be studied. This course is open to all students and meets the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) 8710.3200, Subp. 3, Standard L 1, 2, 4, Visual Arts.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

ART 1106 Art History I: From Cave Paintings to Gothic Cathedrals 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Explores major works in painting, sculpture, architecture, and decorative arts from prehistory to 1400. Both the styles and methods employed in the creation of the works of art and the cultural, religious, economic, and political philosophies that influenced them will be studied.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

ART 1107 Art History II: From Michelangelo to the Modern World 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Explores major works in painting, sculpture, architecture, and decorative arts from the 15th century through the present. Both the styles and methods employed in the creation of the works of art and the cultural, religious, economic, and political philosophies that influenced them will be studied.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

ART 1109 World Art 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Surveys major works in painting, sculpture, architecture, calligraphy, and decorative arts from non-western cultures around the world dating from prehistory to the present. Art from Pakistan, India, Southeast Asia, China, Japan, the Islamic world, the Americas, Africa, and the Pacific will be studied. Both the styles and methods employed in the creation of the works of art and the cultural, spiritual/religious, societal, economic, and political philosophies that influenced them will be studied and students will learn to recognize and appreciate cross-cultural differences and similarities.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022

ART 2208 Art and Museums in the Twin Cities 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Introduces students to the rich and diverse arts venues in the Twin Cities, various museum display practices, and the complicated politics of exhibiting cultures. The class will meet both on campus and at various local museums, galleries, and/or art centers. Students are responsible for own transportation. Independent visits to art exhibits outside of class are also required. Students should budget approx. $75 for entrance and parking fees.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

ART 2300 Architectural History 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Explores major works of architecture around the world dating from prehistory to the present. An emphasis is placed on understanding the architectural significance of individual monuments in terms of the styles and methods employed in their creation as well as the various environmental, cultural, social, religious, economic, and political factors that influenced these monuments.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Spring 2023

COMM 2240 Intercultural Communication 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 08
Explores factors that influence communication between individuals of different cultures. In our global society we are increasingly called upon to communicate in a variety of intercultural contexts. Students will develop an understanding of the relationship between cultural orientation and communication behaviors. Identifying their own cultural biases and assumptions will help students increase their awareness and tolerance of individual and group differences. Students will learn to demonstrate cultural sensitivity in interpersonal contacts and identify skills for interacting with people from culture groups other than their own. Students may not earn credit for both COMM 1114 and COMM 2240.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

ECON 1105 Principles of Macroeconomics 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 08
Examines the performance of the U.S. economy in the early 21st century (national income accounting) as measured against historical performance, including an analysis of U.S. economic institutions and government macroeconomic policies. Prerequisites: Recommended READ 0093/0094 or placement into READ 1100.

Prerequisites:

  • READ 0093 Reading College Texts
  • READ 0094 Reading Workshop

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

ECON 1106 Principles of Microeconomics 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 08
Introduces students to the supply and demand analysis of prices and production under different market structures, the role of government in a market economy, international trade and exchange rates, and income distribution and the pricing of economic resources. Prereq: Recommended READ 0093/94 and MATH 0840 or higher.

Prerequisites:

  • MATH 0840 Introductory Algebra
  • READ 0093 Reading College Texts
  • READ 0094 Reading Workshop

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

ENG 1180 Introduction to World Literature 4

Course Outline

Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Introduces students to selected works from Western and non-Western literary traditions (including Africa, Asia, and Latin America) with a focus on their cultural/historical contexts. Includes both contemporary and ancient texts (one book-length) with a particular interest in stressing those themes that exemplify the ideals and concerns of our shared human condition and the spread of ideas beyond national boundaries. Prereq: Placement into ENG 1108 or completion of both ENG 0099 and READ 0093/0094 with a grade of C or higher.

Prerequisites:


Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022

ENG 2235 Mythic Stories: Cultural and Personal 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Surveys significant mythic stories from around the world, such as Africa, Egypt, the Far East, Great Britain, Greece, Mesopotamia, North and South America, and Scandinavia. Universal themes and the nature of the mythic hero are considered as well as the role and value of myth to our lives. Works considered may include essays, short stories, films, plays, poems, and novels. Prereq: Placement into Eng 1108 or completion of both ENG 0099 and READ 0093/0094 with a grade of C or higher.

Prerequisites:


Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

FREN 1101 Beginning French I 5

Course Outline

Credits: 5
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Introduces basic language skills and develops listening comprehension, reading, speaking and writing skills to become proficient at the appropriate level. Introduces French culture to develop cultural understanding and sensitivity.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

FREN 1102 Beginning French II 5

Course Outline

Credits: 5
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Follows FREN 1101 and continues the development of listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing skills and culture, history and art. Cultural understanding and sensitivity are important aspects of a language course. Prerequisites: FREN 1101 or instructor consent.

Prerequisites:

  • FREN 1101 Beginning French I

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

FREN 1111 French Culture & Civilization 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Introduces students to French Culture and Civilization from the ancient Gauls to the present day. Presents landmark events and famous people. Shows paramount achievements in art, architecture, film, literature, music, and philosophy. Acquaints students with French cuisine and some common French expressions. Taught in English.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

FREN 2201 Intermediate French I 5

Course Outline

Credits: 5
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Reviews and Strengthens the four communication skills with special emphasis on communicating ideas in conversation and in writing. Cultural and literary materials will expand students' knowledge of the arts, literature, and history of French speaking peoples. Discussion of current events, oral and written reports, role play, and films. Prereq: FREN 1102 or equivalent.

Prerequisites:

  • FREN 1102 Beginning French II

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

FREN 2202 Intermediate French II 5

Course Outline

Credits: 5
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Follows French 2201. Renews emphasis on communicating ideas in conversation and in writing. Study of historical and contemporary issues facing the French speaker. Cultural and literary materials will deepen the students knowledge of and appreciation for the customs, art, history, culture and literature of the French speaking peoples and create an awareness of cultural, social, and linguistic differences. Prereq: FREN 2201 or equivalent.

Prerequisites:

  • FREN 2201 Intermediate French I

Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

GEOG 1000 Introduction to Geography: The Earth as the Home for Humans 4

Course Outline

Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 08, 10
Explores human interactions with environments over time and space through topics directed toward an understanding of the ways in which humans live, and the means by which they interpret and manipulate the physical earth. Topics will include the character of the earth's physical landscapes, distribution of energy in the form of weather and climatic regions, biological communities, human interactions with these physical systems, and how human diversity in language, religion, economics, and politics, has differentiated and influenced human interaction on the planet.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

GEOG 1100 World Regional Geography 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 08
Studies the world and its transformation to the modern distinction between technological and developing nations, and a survey of present conditions among its various regions.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Spring 2023

GEOG 1115 Human Geography 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 08
Studies basic elements, processes, and distributions associated with people's principal ways of life, their interrelationship with the natural environment, and socio-cultural diversity including: population, race, language, religion, political, and economic systems.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

GWS 1200 Women and Global Issues 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 08, 09
Explores the political, economic, environmental and cultural influences shaping women's live around the world, with a focus on the Global South and climate change. Investigates the distinction between 'global' issues and local issues by examining international commonalities, as well as differences.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Spring 2023

HIST 1106 World History 1 4

Course Outline

Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 08
Considers world civilizations from prehistoric roots, to Sumer, Egypt, Assyria, Israel, China and Southeast Asia, India, Greece, Rome, Africa, and Europe through the early modern era. Topics include political, cultural, religious, economic, intellectual and artistic development across regions and time.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

HIST 1107 World History 2 4

Course Outline

Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 08
Explores world history to the present from the early modern era period, to Modern East Asia; the rise of transatlantic and transpacific societies to industrial revolution, and from the emergence of nationalism, and the age of ideologies, to the global marketplace.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Spring 2023

HIST 1108 Introduction To Latin American History 4

Course Outline

Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 08
Introduces students to Latin American history from before European contact and through the 20th century. Surveys the major historical forces contributing to the development of modern Latin America with an emphasis on the blending of Native American, European, and African cultures of people who have lived, and continue to live, in South America, Central America, the Caribbean, and Mexico.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022

HIST 1114 History Of The United States To 1877 4

Course Outline

Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 08
Surveys the emergence of the American nation from the colonial period to revolution, the early national period Jacksonian Era, sectional conflict, Civil War and reconstruction emphasizing social, political, and intellectual developments reflecting American diversity.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

HIST 1115 History Of The United States Since 1865 4

Course Outline

Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 08
Surveys the New South, the industrial revolution, Progressive era, roaring twenties, Great Depression, World Wars, Cold and post-Cold War eras to the present. Emphasizes political, social, economic and intellectual developments in the United States, reflecting American ethnic and cultural diversity.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

HIST 1122 The United States Since 1945: The Consequences of Power 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 08
Examines the United States since 1945, with an emphasis on the rise and fall of the Cold War; arts, entertainment and popular culture; the Civil Rights movement and its legacies; the technological revolution; religious and political revivalism; and international economics and politics.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

HUM 1110 The Ancient World through the Renaissance 4

Course Outline

Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Examines literature and other written works, art, architecture, philosophy, religion, and music in their cultural contexts from ancient cultures, Greece, Rome, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance: e.g., such works as Greek literature, Roman architecture, the medieval cathedral, renaissance art, and religions and philosophies; and such artists and writers as Plato, Sappho, Michelangelo, Rumi, Machiavelli, and Shakespeare. Covers primarily Western culture with some global culture added

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

HUM 1111 From the Baroque Period to the Modern World 4

Course Outline

Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Examines literature and other written works, art, architecture, philosophy, religion, and music in their cultural contexts from the European Enlightenment to the modern world; e.g. such artists, writers, and musicians as Rembrandt, Bach, Voltaire, Wollstonescraft, Blake, Tolstoy, Stravinsky, and Camus, and such movements as Baroque, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, and Existentialism. Covers primarily Western culture with some global culture added.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

HUM 1115 Holocaust & Genocide Studies In Film 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Visits the Holocaust and other 20th century genocides through a chronology of films depicting both the horror and the hope. Films include award-winning, acclaimed stories and documentaries of the Holocaust and other Genocides, which demonstrate bravery, inhumanity, and the will to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds to maintain human dignity.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

HUM 1140 Latin American Culture and Civilization 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Provides a panoramic view of Latin America from Pre-Columbian times to the present. Highlights major events and figures, but also key issues such as race, ethnicity, gender, language, geography, religion, and class, and how they have shaped and continue to shape Latin American identities and experiences. Considers cultural production from a sociohistorical perspective.

Prerequisites:


Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Spring 2023

HUM 2250 Special Topics in Humanities

Course Outline

MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Study of a prominent theme, figure, period, or genre through art and literature and possibly philosophy, music or history. Topics will be determined in advance by the instructor and published in the class schedule.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

INTS 1125 Creative Problem Solving 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 08, 09
Provides information and practice to help students become more effective problem solvers in their academic, career, civic, and personal lives. Students will study findings of current problem-solving research and apply them to ethical and international problems. The course will emphasize creativity, team problem solving, and conflict management as well as the technical heuristics of problem-solving, hypothesis testing, and decision-making.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

MUSC 1105 IHCC Choir 2

Course Outline

Credits: 2
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Encompasses a vocal performance experience open to any student who wishes to sing in an ensemble. The choir performs at least one concert each semester on campus, with additional performances for special events every term. The musical selection and themes vary from semester to semester, which cover choral music from Medieval times to the present day in the western classical, popular, vernacular, and global music traditions. Attendance is required at the final performance and all other scheduled performances. This course performs/features new musical repertoire/content every semester and may be repeated as often as desired. NOTE: This course DOES satisfy requirements for the MN Transfer Curriculum.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

MUSC 1109 African Drum and Dance 2

Course Outline

Credits: 2
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Introduces group African hand and stick drumming, singing, and dancing (with an emphasis on drumming). African Drumming is an ensemble and grading is based on participation and attendance of class and performances. This class is a learning and performing ensemble and taught through oral tradition with written aid when necessary. Students are encouraged to use their memory in retaining the music and cultural information that accompanies the music being played. By learning traditional methods, students will also gain personal insights on the cultures and ethnic groups covered. This course performs/features new musical repertoire/content every semester and may be repeated as often as desired. NOTE: This course DOES satisfy requirements for the MN Transfer Curriculum.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

MUSC 1121 IHCC Steel Drum Ensemble 2

Course Outline

Credits: 2
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Introduces group Trinidadian Steel Drum playing and offers students the opportunity to perform in the IHCC Steel Drum Ensemble. Students taking this course (IHCC Steel Drum Ensemble) are expected to attend and participate in class, rehearsals, and perform at the final concert held at semester's end. This experiential class is a learning and performing ensemble and taught primarily through oral tradition though it will often rely on written aid where applicable. Students are encouraged to use their memory in retaining the music and cultural information that accompanies the music being played. By learning traditional methods, students will also gain personal insights on the cultures and ethnic groups covered. No musical experience is necessary. This course performs/features new musical repertoire/content every semester and may be repeated as often as desired. NOTE: This course DOES satisfy requirements for the MN Transfer Curriculum.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022

MUSC 1140 Music Appreciation 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Surveys the development of music and how it has been and continues to be expressed, from antiquity to present day. As part of this investigation, students will be exposed to a number of different composers, listen to different types of music from different cultures, geographical locations, and times, and attend live performance(s).

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022

MUSC 1143 History of Rock and Roll 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Explores the development of Rock and Roll music, and how it influenced the American experience and music history.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

MUSC 1144 Broadway Musicals 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Studies Broadway Musicals from 1880 to the present day. Open to all students interested in expanding their knowledge of Broadway Musicals. The class will include viewing recorded and live performances of Broadway shows. Students may be expected to attend one show of their own choice. The cost of this performance will be at the student's expense.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Spring 2023

MUSC 1145 World Music 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Explores music of the world's cultures through examining a survey of traditional musical cultures from around the globe and an introduction to the ethnomusicological approach to the study of the world's music. This approach studies music as a part of a community's culture which reflects itself through how music is used in the society, who creates and performs it and how its elements and form demonstrate the values of its practitioners. The focus is on learning how musicians around the world understand their own music, and on exposure, appreciation and understanding of basic musical and cultural elements from the selected regions.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

MUSC 2128 History of Western Music Ancient to 1700 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Studies the European Art Music tradition from antiquity to 1700 to increase awareness and understanding of western music of the time period. This course includes the in-depth study of composers, historical and cultural influences, styles, and musical structures.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

MUSC 2129 History of Western Music: 1700 To 1900 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Studies the European Art Music tradition from 1700 to 1900 to increase awareness and understanding of the time period. This course includes the in-depth study of genres, historical and cultural influences, styles, and musical structures.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

PHIL 1140 Philosophy and World Religions 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Examines the historical and cultural development of the world's major religions including, but not limited to: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Confucianism, and Daoism. This course is intended to explore these religions in terms of philosophical questions such as the meaning of self-knowledge, virtue, justice, etc.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

PHIL 2120 Philosophy and Scientific Thought 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 08
Examines the question "what is science" by exploring philosophical issues concerning the nature of scientific knowledge. Topics may include the nature of scientific methodology and explanation, the confirmation and falsification of scientific theories, the status of unobservable entities in scientific theories, the relationships between different scientific fields, the relationship between science and other forms of knowledge, and the impact of science and technology on society. No specific background in a scientific field is required.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

PHIL 2140 Eastern Philosophy 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Critically engages and explores the rich tradition of Eastern philosophy. This course examines the wide range of Eastern thought, including but not limited to, Buddhism, Hinduism, Confucianism, and Daoism.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

POLS 1101 Introduction to Political Science 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 08
Introduces students to major topics, approaches, and methods in Political Science with an emphasis on comparative analysis. Topics will include: purpose and methods of comparison and classification, understanding political processes and public policy (what is politics; purpose of government; common policy challenges). Specifically, you will explore the following foundational concepts: sovereignty, authority, power, institutions, citizenship, society, the state, and political and economic change. In your comparative exploration of the Political Science discipline and contemporary issues, you will critically examine your own political values, experiences and behaviors.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

SPAN 1101 Beginning Spanish I 5

Course Outline

Credits: 5
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Develops basic language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing). Introduces cultures of the Spanish-speaking world with a focus on understanding and appreciation.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

SPAN 1102 Beginning Spanish II 5

Course Outline

Credits: 5
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Proceeds from SPAN 1101. Provides a continued development of basic language skills and a further introduction to cultures of the Spanish-speaking world with a focus on understanding and appreciation.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

SPAN 2201 Intermediate Spanish I 5

Course Outline

Credits: 5
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Proceeds from SPAN 1102. Presents a comprehensive review and a continued development and strengthening of language skills with an emphasis on communicating ideas in conversation and in writing. Cultural and literary materials provide a more extensive understanding of and appreciation for the Spanish-speaking world.

Prerequisites:

  • SPAN 1102 Beginning Spanish II

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

SPAN 2202 Intermediate Spanish II 5

Course Outline

Credits: 5
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Proceeds from SPAN 2201. Renewed emphasis is placed on communicating ideas in conversation and composition. Cultural and literary materials continue to provide a more extensive understanding of and appreciation for the Spanish-speaking world.

Prerequisites:

  • SPAN 2201 Intermediate Spanish I

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Spring 2023

THTR 1101 Introduction to Film 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Helps students understand, appreciate, and enjoy motion pictures from their inception to the present as an art form. A beginning approach to the history, theory, and criticism of the cinema and film industry. The relationship between form and contents is basic to this course.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

THTR 1103 International Cinema 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Introduces the student to a study of major world cinemas, including influential filmmakers, screen personalities, and motion pictures. Important films are screened, discussed, and critically evaluated.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

THTR 1107 Film History I 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Surveys the History of Film from the silent era through the sound era of Classical Hollywood, with special focus on filmmakers, genres, and styles. Influential films are viewed and discussed.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022

THTR 1108 Film History II 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Surveys the History of Film from the classical studio system to the contemporary American Independents. The focus of the course is on analysis and interpretation of films and evolving national traditions of cinema. Influential films are viewed and discussed.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None