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Music (06) 06-100. AFRICAN-AMERICAN MUSIC. 3:3:0 The purpose of this course is to develop students' knowledge and understanding of African and African-American music. Emphasis will be placed on the African diaspora, the origins of African-American music, and composers and musicians who represent various African-American musical styles. Credit: three hours. 06-101. INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC. 3:3:0 A course designed to acquaint non-music majors with the broad field of music. Emphasis is placed upon the development of musical interests and elementary skill in music reading and writing through participation and listening. Credit: three hours. 06-103. CHAMBER ENSEMBLE (elective). 1:1:0 Performance of music literature for small woodwind, brass, string and percussion ensembles. Instruction will be provided in performance techniques and focused on the chamber music of various stylistic periods. Credit: one hour. 06-105-106, 205-206, 305-306, 405-406. APPLIED CLASSICAL GUITAR. 1:1:0 Credit: one hour. 06-125. PIANO (Non-Music Majors). 1:1:0 Credit: one hour. 06-135-136, 235-236, 335-336, 435-436. APPLIED PIANO MAJOR. 1:1:0 06-145-146, 245-246, 345-346, 445-446. APPLIED VOICE. 1:1:0 06-165-166, 265-266, 365-366, 465-466. APPLIED BRASSES. 1:1:0 06-175-176, 275-276, 375-376, 475-476. APPLIED WOODWINDS. 1:1:0 06-185-186, 285-286, 385-386, 485-486. APPLIED PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS. 1:1:0 06-195-196, 295-296, 395-396, 495-496. APPLIED STRINGS. 1:1:0 Credit: one hour each. Open to Music Majors only. 06-107-108, 207-208, 307-308, 407-408. CHORUS. 2:2:0 A study of choral works with emphasis on reading, diction, tone quality, interpretation and aesthetics. Attention will be given to the languages and cultures associated with the particular choral literature, i.e. English and dialects used in Negro Spirituals, Latin, Italian, German, and French. Credit: two hours. 06-113. MUSIC THEORY I AND EAR TRAINING I. 4:4:0 The study of principle triads and their inversions. Analyze and compose melodies using simple meter and simple rhythm. Develop basic ear training skills through ear training and dictation studies. Triadic studies and basic rhythm. Melodic studies in major keys. Prerequisite: Music Major. Credit: four hours. 06-114. MUSIC THEORY II AND EAR TRAINING II. 4:4:0 The continued study of principle triads and their inversions. Analyze and compose melodies using simple meter and simple rhythm. Develop basic ear training skills through ear training and dictation studies. Triadic studies and basic rhythm. Melodic studies in major keys. Prerequisite: Music 113. Credit: four hours. 06-115, 215, 315, 415. MARCHING BAND. 2:5:6 Marching band; formation drill and the techniques of football half-time shows. Five meetings per week. Credit: two hours. 06-116, 216, 316, 416. CONCERT BAND. 2:3:6 Study of concert literature, performance techniques, and repertoire. Three meetings per week. Credit: two hours. 06-120. PIANO CLASS I. 1:2:0 This course is designed for music majors/minors whose principal instrument is not piano, and to teach functional piano, basic keyboard techniques, and the performance of keyboard compositions at a very elementary level. Prerequisite: Music Major or Music Minor. Credit: one hour. 06-121. PIANO CLASS II. 1:2:0 This course is a continuation of developing students' functional piano skills, basic keyboard techniques and the performance of keyboard compositions. Prerequisite: Music 120. Credit: one hour. 06-126. WOODWINDS. 1:2:0 Clarinet, saxophone, flute. Beginning class instruction in accepted methods of tone production, embouchure building, fingerings, techniques, and attention to problems confronting the beginning woodwind player. Oboe, bassoon. Beginning class instruction in breath control, embouchure formation, intonation problems, making and adjusting double reeds. Credit: one hour. 06-128. BRASSES. 1:2:0 Trumpet, horn. Class instruction in embouchure development, tone production, breath control, and tonguing. Also, practical use of alternate fingerings and attention to special problems confronting the player. Trombone, baritone, tuba. Class instruction in embouchure development, tone production, breath control, and tonguing. Also, practical use of alternate fingerings and attention to special problems confronting the player. Credit: one hour. 06-130. STRINGS. 1:2:0 Violin, viola, cello and bass. A survey of the fundamentals of tone production, bowing, fingerings, and positions. Special attention is given to the methods of tuning. Credit: one hour. 06-132. PERCUSSION. 1:2:0 Snare and bass drums, cymbals, traps. Class instruction includes playing of percussion instruments of indefinite pitch with special emphasis placed on performance on the snare drum. Notation methods and the roll receive special attention. Credit, one hour. Timpani, bells, xylophone, marimba. Class instruction on percussion instruments of definite pitch. Emphasis on correct mallet and hand position and tuning timpani. Credit: one hour. 06-155, 255, 355, 455. JAZZ ENSEMBLE. 1:0:2 Performance of jazz music in both small and large ensembles. Instruction will be provided in improvisation and ensemble performance techniques for various styles of jazz from the Swing Era to contemporary styles. Prerequisite: Permission by instructor. Credit: one hour each. 06-197. INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRONIC MUSIC. 3:3:0 Introduction to Electronic music will give students a basic understanding of sound synthesis, MiDi sequencing, analyzing, and arranging primary recording techniques. Credit: three hours. 06-201. INTEGRATING MUSIC IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CURRICULUM. 3:3:0 The course seeks to develop elementary education majors' musical skills and knowledge of various teaching methodologies that are appropriate for integrating musical concepts in elementary school subjects. Credit: three hours. 06-213. MUSIC THEORY III AND EAR TRAINING III. 4:4:0 The continued study of diatonic harmony and ear training. The continuation of ear training skills developed through singing and dictation drills. The introduction of chromatic harmony, Neapolitan sixth chords as well as Italian sixth, German sixth, and French sixth chords. Prerequisite: Music 114. Credit: four hours. 06-214. MUSIC THEORY IV AND EAR TRAINING IV. 4:4:0 Continuation of Music Theory and Ear Training III. Modal singing and dictation studies. Study intervals, two- and three-part dictation. The study of diatonic and chromatic harmony, Neapolitan sixth chord, the Italian sixth chord, German sixth chord, and French sixth chord. Prerequisite: Music 213. Credit: four hours. 06-220. PIANO CLASS III. 1:2:0 Emphasis is placed on the development of students' functional piano techniques and piano keyboard compositions at the elementary level. Students are expected to acquire additional piano performance skills through technique, music reading, and harmonization. Prerequisite: Music 121. Credit: one hour. 06-221. PIANO CLASS IV. 1:2:0 This course is a continuation of Music 220. Additional attention is given to developing students' comprehensive piano performance skills. Prerequisite: Music 220. Credit: one hour. 06-301. ELEMENTARY GENERAL AND VOCAL MUSIC METHODS (K-8). 3:3:0 This course is designed to present music education majors with appropriate music teaching methods and materials for effective pre-school and elementary general and vocal music teaching. Credit: three hours. 06-302. SECONDARY GENERAL AND VOCAL MUSIC METHODS (7-12). 3:3:0 This course seeks to develop music education majors' musical skills and knowledge of methods and materials that are appropriate for effective general and vocal music teaching in the secondary schools. Credit: three hours. 06-309. VOCAL CONDUCTING. 2:2:0 The techniques of conducting choral organizations. Stress is placed upon basic patterns of conducting various meters, expressive and non-expressive gestures, cues, dynamics, and interpretation. Credit: two hours. 06-310. CONDUCTING. 2:2:0 The techniques of conducting with the baton and problems of score reading and transposition are stressed. Instruction, demonstration, and practice. The main purpose of this course is to equip students with sufficient knowledge and conducting technique, so they can function efficiently as elementary and secondary instrumental conductors. Beat patterns, score reading and transpositions are emphasized. Credit: two hours. 06-311. BRASSES. 1:1:0 A practical study of the brass instruments with emphasis on the trumpet. Credit: one hour. 06-312. STRINGS SURVEY. 1:1:0 A practical survey of the stringed instruments with emphasis on the violin. Credit: one hour. 06-313. PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS. 1:1:0 A practical study of the percussion instruments with emphasis on the snare drum. Credit: one hour. 06-314. WOODWINDS. 1:1:0 A practical study of the woodwind instruments with emphasis on the clarinet. Credit: one hour. 06-318. FORM AND ANALYSIS. 2:2:0 A study of music structure and the forms of instrumental and vocal music. The application of analytical techniques. Pre-requisites: Minimum grade of "C" in Music 113, 114, 213, 214, 323, and 324. Credit: two hours. 06-323-324. MUSIC HISTORY AND LITERATURE. 2:2:0 A simultaneous study of the history and literature of music in the Western World through discussion, performance, analysis, and recording. The first semester includes the study of music from antiquity through the Renaissance period. The second semester includes the study of music from the Baroque period through the classical period. Credit: two hours each. 06-401. VOCAL METHODS. 1:1:0 A study of vocal fundamentals including diction, intonation, tone quality, and breath control. Choral literature and techniques of teaching are stressed. Credit: one hour. 06-403. ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY INSTRUMENTAL METHODS (K-12). 2:1:0 This course prepares music majors to teach pre-school and secondary instrumental music teaching by developing a sound philosophy of instrumental music education, acquiring sufficient knowledge of instrumental methods, materials, pedagogy, and procedures that are appropriate for the school instrumental program. Credit: two hours. 06-410. ORCHESTRATION. 3:3:0 A study of the fundamentals of writing for orchestral instruments. Registration, instrumentation, voicings, and technical limitations are considered. Problems of writing for the various instrumental combinations with reference to the needs of the public schools are emphasized. Prerequisite: Music 214. Credit: three hours. 06-412. VOCAL ARRANGING. 2:2:0 Methods of arranging for vocal ensembles. Music editing techniques. Prerequisite: Music 318. Credit: two hours. 06-413. BAND ARRANGING. 2:2:0 Methods of arranging for the marching and concert bands. Music editing techniques. Prerequisite: Music 318. Credit: two hours. 06-423-424. MUSIC HISTORY AND LITERATURE III-IV. 2:2:0 A study of music during the Romantic period. The fourth semester includes a study of music of the twentieth century. Credit: two hours each.  

Arts course descriptions

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  The Bachelor of Arts Degree Tracks in Art: The department offers career tracks in Art Education, General Art and Arts Management Art and Art Education    Art-101. INTRODUCTION TO ART                                                                                                            3:3:0 A survey of history from prehistoric times to the present, the course offers an introduction to analysis and evaluation of the visual arts, with emphasis on the relationship of end product to design, technique, and cultural background.  The main purpose of the course is to gain appreciation for all art forms.  Lectures are presented with the use of slides/PowerPoint and other visual aids. Credit, three hours.   Art-103. INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING                                                                                    3:3:3 This is a basic drawing and composition course.  The exploration of a variety of techniques, tools, and media used in drawing.  Studies include problems in composition, line, perspective, volume, and value.  (Lab Fee) Credit, three hours.   Art-104. TWO-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN (2D-DESIGN)                                                                        3:3:3 An introduction to the fundamental elements and principles of design and composition through studies promoting understanding and application of these concepts.  (Lab Fee) Credit, three hours.   Art-108. SURVEY OF MACINTOSH STUDIO                                                                                          3:4:0 The course introduces basic computer literacy skills, principles, and specific applications that are related to computer graphics and multimedia applications to students who never used computers in the arts.  There will be an introduction to the World Wide Web.  (Lab Fee) Credit, three hours.   Art-191. UNIVERSITY SEMINAR I-ART                                                                                   1:2:0 University Seminar is a two-semester, General Education course sequence designed to provide students with the essentials for a smooth transition to college life and academic success.  Academic skills will be developed.  These skills include critical reading, thinking, listening, writing, speaking, and using the library, the internet, and word processing.  Values clarification, coping with peer pressures, and the impact of a healthy lifestyle will be addressed.  Opportunities will be provided for self-evaluation and growth in basic learning strategies as well as personal and career goals.  Knowing the history of the University, feeling connected to the institution, and sharing a common educational experience with other freshmen are important goals of this course. Credit, one hour.   Art-192. UNIVERSITY SEMINAR II- ART                                                                                                1:1:0 University Seminar is a two-semester, General Education course sequence designed to provide students with the essentials for a smooth transition to college life and academic success.  Academic skills will be developed.  These skills include critical reading, thinking, listening, writing, speaking, and using the library, the internet, and word processing.  Values clarification, coping with peer pressures, and the impact of a healthy lifestyle will be addressed.  Opportunities will be provided for self-evaluation and growth in basic learning strategies as well as personal and career goals.  Knowing the history of the University, feeling connected to the institution, and sharing a common educational experience with other freshmen are important goals of this course. Credit, one hour.   Art-201. ART EDUCATION:  THEORY AND PRACTICE                                                    3:3:0 The course is designed to introduce elementary and art education majors to theories and practices of art education as they investigate contemporary trends in teaching art.  Course content focuses on the four (4) components of Discipline Based Art Education (DBAE):  art history, aesthetics, criticism, and production, while utilizing a holistic model that reflects state and national standards, and the use of art as a vehicle for self-expression.  Course content will also explore the growth and development of children as revealed in their art, and the integration of art into Social Science, Mathematics, Science, and Language Art curriculum.  (Lab Fee) Credit, three hours.   Art-205. INTERMEDIATE DRAWING                                                                                                       3:3:3 The course is geared to increase students’ technical, critical, and historical knowledge as it pertains to various drawing media.  Students will be able to study multiple problems that range from basic working fundamentals and methods to complex pictorial organization and imaginative perception of objects, scenes, and mark making as a conveyor of feeling, sensation, and personal ideas.  The emphasis will be on art studio production, but will be balanced with critical dialogue lectures on techniques, historical references, and student research.  (Lab Fee) Prerequisites:  05-103, 05-104, or consent of the Instructor.   Art-206. THREE-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN (3D-DESIGN)                                                    3:3:3 Geared to introduce the student to studio work in three-dimensional design, basic spatial concepts, and creation of expression with attention to form, space arrangement, movement, proportion, unity, and contrast.  (Lab Fee) Credit, three hours.   Art-207. COMPUTER GRAPHICS                                                                                                               3:3:3 Graphic Design and Typography continues to develop design concepts with an emphasis on layout and design on the Macintosh computer.  Type styles and design, pre-press color theory, and visual communication are stressed.  (Lab Fee) Credit, three hours.   Art-208. COMPUTER IMAGING                                                                                                 3:3:3 The course treats the Macintosh computer as a fine arts tool.  Emphasis is placed on creating aesthetically pleasing works of art.  Students will create new images using drawing and painting software and will be able to manipulate existing photographs using a color scanner and image processing software.  (Lab Fee) Prerequisites:  05-103, 05-104, 05-108, or consent of the Instructor. Credit, three hours.   Art-209. DRAWING AND PAINTING FOR NON-MAJORS                                                  3:3:3 Drawing and Painting for non-majors offers an introduction to basic studio art practices and art appreciation.  Students will have the opportunity to acquire technical artistic skills, and the chance to explore various materials and methods for drawing and painting.  Students will be encouraged to develop basic techniques of representational drawing and painting.  (Lab Fee) Credit, three hours.   Art-229. ARTS MANAGEMENT SEMINAR                                                                                              3:3:0 This seminar is designed to introduce students to careers and opportunities in the arts management field.  Students will research current trends in arts administration and explore the diversity of career opportunities.  Students will have the opportunity to connect with a community arts organization and to develop a model project that portrays an understanding of organizational and programmatic development. Credit, three hours.   Art-300. FIBERS                                                                                                                                                3:3:3 Studio experience in fiber art forms including weaving, macramé, fiber sculpture, various loom and off-loom procedures, warp design, basic weaves and knots, and designing woven textiles.  (Lab Fee) Credit, three hours.   Art-301. SCULPTURE I                                                                                                                                   3:3:3 Emphasis is placed on manipulation of media in sculpture design utilizing clay, plaster, wood, and other materials.  (Lab Fee) Prerequisites:  Consent of the Instructor for non-Art majors. Credit, three hours.   Art-302. CERAMICS I                                                                                                                                      3:3:3 Hand-building techniques are covered with an introduction to the potter's wheel and other ceramics techniques including firing and glaze making.  (Lab Fee) Prerequisites:  Consent of the Instructor for non-Art majors. Credit, three hours.   Art-303. JEWELRY DESIGN                                                                                                                        3:3:3 An introduction to basic jewelry techniques including the lost wax process.  (Lab Fee) Prerequisites:  05-103, 05-104, 05-206, or consent of the Instructor for non-Art majors. Credit, three hours.   Art-304. INTRODUCTION TO PAINTING                                                                                                3:3:3 Introduces students to basic painting techniques and problems through the exploration of color mixture, form, content, and pictorial depth in a variety of media.  Emphasis on proper archival techniques, canvas, paper choices, and stretcher building will be included.  Historical and contemporary approaches to painting will be studied through hands-on studio demonstrations followed by concentrated student projects.  (Lab Fee) Prerequisites:  Consent of the Instructor for non-Art majors. Credit, three hours.   Art-307. WATERCOLOR (PAINTING II)                                                                                  3:3:3 Introduces various methods of handling watercolor.  Experimentation with techniques, development of skills, discussion of methods, and styles of watercolorists will be explored.  (Lab Fee) Prerequisites:  05-103, 05-104, 05-304, or consent of the Instructor. Credit, three hours.   Art-308. LIFE DRAWING                                                                                                                               3:3:3 Designed to help the student develop ability in drawing from life.  The course includes the drawing of the human figure and the development of an understanding of the structure of the human anatomy.  (Lab Fee) Prerequisites:  05-103, or consent of the Instructor. Credit, three hours.   Art-315. MODERN ART                                                                                                                                  3:3:0 The development of the visual arts from the First World War to present day.  Emphasis will be on the many styles and objectives of contemporary artists and their antecedents. Credit, three hours.   Art-316. AFRICAN-AMERICAN ART HISTORY/MODERN                                                                3:3:0 Primarily concerned with the history of African-American art in the United States, the course also investigates the survival of African forms in the Caribbean and in South America.  Although the emphasis is on art history, the styles and objectives of modern artists and their antecedents, the course is interdisciplinary and draws upon visual and literary examples of an African legacy in American life.  Museum visits and an independent research and/or studio projects supplement slide lectures, video, and class discussion. Credit, three hours.   Art-317. ART HISTORY I                                                                                                                               3:3:0 A study of the development of visual art forms with an emphasis on drawing, printmaking, pottery, painting, sculpture, architecture, crafts, and the preservation of art.  The content area of study will include Prehistoric art up through the Gothic Period of art within Western Civilization.  Students will know and be able to recognize the differences between the following aspects of art:  the illustrative, the decorative, and the expressive. Credit, three hours.     Art-318. ART HISTORY II                                                                                                                             3:3:0 A study of humanism from the Proto-Renaissance up to the birth of the Modern Art Movement.  Students will examine the development of visual art forms with an emphasis on drawing, printmaking, painting, sculpture, architecture, crafts, and the preservation of art.  The content area of study will include the role of religion, politics, and societal change and its affect on art.  Students will know and be able to recognize the differences between the following aspects of art:  the illustrative, the decorative, and the expressive. Credit, three hours.   Art-320. AESTHETIC ISSUES IN ART EDUCATION                                                                            3:3:0 An introduction to a variety of cultural institutions and their aesthetics and criticism with an emphasis on their relationships to the artist and the viewer. Credit, three hours.   Art-325. PHOTOGRAPHY                                                                                                                             3:4:3 Photography 325 is a course that is designed to give the student an introduction to the 35mm camera and the darkroom and deals primarily with black and white photography techniques.  Previous photographic knowledge is helpful but not necessary to successfully complete the course.  Both aesthetic and technical concepts are introduced and developed from the most elementary level.  A variety of assignments are provided to challenge the student.  The production of high quality prints is stressed.  A 35-mm. camera with manual capabilities is required.  Limited enrollment restrictions apply due to the necessary provision of facilities and equipment needed for each student.  (Lab Fee) Prerequisites:  Consent of the Instructor for non-Art majors. Credit, three hours.   Art-329. UNIVERSITY GALLERY INTERNSHIP                                                                   3:3:0 The course is designed to provide practical experience to Arts Management students in the business of running an art gallery.  (Lab Fee) Prerequisites:  05-229. Credit, three hours.   Art-333. PRINTMAKING                                                                                                                                3:3:3 The course will introduce students to various fine arts methods of printmaking.  Mono-print, relief, intaglio, and serigraph processes will be explored.  Painterly and photographic approaches to creating designs suitable for printing methods will be encouraged.  Once approaches to basic media have been introduced, students will be guided to combine processes in a contemporary manner.  (Lab Fee) Prerequisites:  05-103, 05-104, or consent of the Instructor for non-Art majors. Credit, three hours.   Art-340. ART FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION                                                                                              3:3:0 The course is designed to deal with the teaching of the exceptional children and those children with disabilities.  Educational processes and methods will be provided to augment the growth and development of the child's behavior through an integrated arts approach.  (Lab Fee) Credit, three hours.   Art-341. METHODS AND MATERIALS FOR ELEMENTARY ART TEACHERS                        3:3:0 The course is designed to give prospective elementary art teachers current methods and practices in art education through discussions, readings, classroom observations, field trips, and visual media.  (Lab Fee) Credit, three hours.   Art-342. METHODS AND MATERIALS FOR SECONDARY ART TEACHERS                            3:3:0 The course is designed to give prospective secondary art teachers current methods and practices in art education through discussions, readings, classroom observations, field trips, and visual media.  (Lab Fee) Credit, three hours.     Art-408. ADVANCED PAINTING (PAINTING III)                                                                  3:3:3 Emphasizes oil painting, acrylic painting, and newer media.  The course will give further experience in painting as a means of expression.  Students will focus on a series of related works in relationship to concept, technique, and media.  (Lab Fee) Prerequisites:  05-103, 05-104, 05-304, or consent of the Instructor for non-Art majors. Credit, three hours.   Art-410. SEMINAR IN ART EDUCATION                                                                                 1:2:0 The course will enable students to discuss situations and problems encountered in their student teaching in the context of current concepts and philosophy in Art Education.  Should be taken concurrently with 12-400. Credit, one hour.   Art-411. SCULPTURE II                                                                                                                 3:3:3 Designed to offer extensive use of building methods and some metal techniques.  (Lab Fee) Prerequisites:  05-103, 05-104, 05-206, 05-302. Credit, three hours.   Art-412. CERAMICS II                                                                                                                                    3:3:3 This is a laboratory course with lecture.  Hand-building techniques are covered with an in-depth exploration of the potter’s wheel and other ceramics techniques including firing, and glaze making and application.  (Lab Fee) Prerequisites:  05-103, 05-104, 05-206, 05-301. Credit, three hours.   Art-414. ADVANCED COMPUTER IMAGING                                                                                        3:3:3 Assignments will be individualized with the consent of the Instructor in the first half of the course.  Emphasis will be placed on collage and digital painting techniques, aesthetic development, color correction for multiple output options, complex masking and compositing, and acquiring control over the subtle application of special effects filters.  The second half of the course will introduce students to three-dimensional applications and/or time based media.  (Lab Fee) Credit, three hours.   Art-425. ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY                                                                                                    3:4:3 Designed to give the students an opportunity to continue their work in black and white photographic techniques and to develop advanced camera skills.  Part of the course will involve the use of the computer for enhancing the photograph and the use of mixed media combined with the photographic image.  (Lab Fee) Prerequisites:  05-325. Credit, three hours.   Art-429. COMMUNITY ARTS INTERNSHIP                                                                                           12:0:12 This capstone course is designed to introduce arts management students to the business of art through a practicum experience within a community arts setting.  Students will be assigned to an arts organization for a semester field experience. Credit, twelve hours.   Art-445. INDEPENDENT STUDY                                                                                                 3:3:0 445A (Ceramics), 445B (Painting), 445C (Watercolor), 445D (Photography), 445E (Drawing), 445F (Sculpture), 445G (Graphics), 445H (Art History), 445I (Printmaking).  The course is designed to allow the qualified advanced art major to pursue, in-depth, a selected area of interest in Art or Art Education under the guidance of an Art faculty member. Prerequisites:  Consent of the faculty member & Chair.  Junior or Senior status (or special students). Credit, three hours.     Art-445A. INDEPENDENT STUDY – CERAMICS                                                                  3:3:0 The course is designed to allow the qualified advanced art major to pursue, in-depth, a selected area of interest in Art or Art Education under the guidance of an Art faculty member. Prerequisites:  Consent of the related faculty member & Chair.  Junior or Senior status (or special students). Credit, three hours.      Art-445B. INDEPENDENT STUDY – PAINTING                                                                                    3:3:0 The course is designed to allow the qualified advanced art major to pursue, in-depth, a selected area of interest in Art or Art Education under the guidance of an Art faculty member. Prerequisites:  Consent of the related faculty member & Chair.  Junior or Senior status (or special students). Credit, three hours.   Art-445C. INDEPENDENT STUDY – WATERCOLOR                                                                         3:3:0 The course is designed to allow the qualified advanced art major to pursue, in-depth, a selected area of interest in Art or Art Education under the guidance of an Art faculty member. Prerequisites:  Consent of the related faculty member & Chair.  Junior or Senior status (or special students). Credit, three hours.   Art-445D. INDEPENDENT STUDY – PHOTOGRAPHY                                                                       3:3:0 The course is designed to allow the qualified advanced art major to pursue, in-depth, a selected area of interest in Art or Art Education under the guidance of an Art faculty member. Prerequisites:  Consent of the related faculty member & Chair.  Junior or Senior status (or special students). Credit, three hours.   Art-445E. INDEPENDENT STUDY – DRAWING                                                                                    3:3:0 The course is designed to allow the qualified advanced art major to pursue, in-depth, a selected area of interest in Art or Art Education under the guidance of an Art faculty member. Prerequisites:  Consent of the related faculty member & Chair.  Junior or Senior status (or special students). Credit, three hours.   Art-445F. INDEPENDENT STUDY – SCULPTURE                                                                                3:3:0 The course is designed to allow the qualified advanced art major to pursue, in-depth, a selected area of interest in Art or Art Education under the guidance of an Art faculty member. Prerequisites:  Consent of the related faculty member & Chair.  Junior or Senior status (or special students). Credit, three hours.   Art-445G. INDEPENDENT STUDY – GRAPHICS                                                                   3:3:0 The course is designed to allow the qualified advanced art major to pursue, in-depth, a selected area of interest in Art or Art Education under the guidance of an Art faculty member. Prerequisites:  Consent of the related faculty member & Chair.  Junior or Senior status (or special students). Credit, three hours.   Art-445H. INDEPENDENT STUDY – ART HISTORY                                                                           3:3:0 The course is designed to allow the qualified advanced art major to pursue, in-depth, a selected area of interest in Art or Art Education under the guidance of an Art faculty member. Prerequisites:  Consent of the related faculty member & Chair.  Junior or Senior status (or special students). Credit, three hours.   Art-445I. INDEPENDENT STUDY – PRINTMAKING                                                                           3:3:0 The course is designed to allow the qualified advanced art major to pursue, in-depth, a selected area of interest in Art or Art Education under the guidance of an Art faculty member. Prerequisites:  Consent of the related faculty member & Chair.  Junior or Senior status (or special students). Credit, three hours.   Art-450. SENIOR EXPERIENCE IN ART                                                                                  9:9:0 The senior experience is divided into three (3) parts:  1) a senior thesis, 2) an individual show 3) and a professional portfolio.  The course is required of all Studio Art majors.  The course is taken and completed during the last semester of the Senior year.  (Lab Fee) Credit, nine hours.   Art-460. SELECTED TOPICS IN ART EDUCATION                                                                            3:3:0 This course is a continued in-depth independent study by the qualified advanced art major or minor (or under certain circumstances, a special student) that wishes to pursue a specific interest in art, based on the topic chosen.  Each student will coordinate specific goals and requirements with his or her professor.  Prerequisites:  Consent of Instructor and Chair. Credit, three hours.   Art-461. SELECTED TOPICS IN ART HISTORY                                                                   3:3:0 The course is a continued in-depth independent study by the qualified advanced art major or minor (or under certain circumstances, a special student) that wishes to pursue a specific interest in art, based on the topic chosen.  Each student will coordinate specific goals and requirements with his or her professor.  Prerequisites:  Consent of Instructor and Chair. Credit, three hours.   Art-462. SELECTED TOPICS IN STUDIO ARTS                                                                                    3:3:3 The course is a continued in-depth independent study by the qualified advanced art major or minor (or under certain circumstances, a special student) that wishes to pursue a specific interest in art, based on the topic chosen.  Each student will coordinate specific goals and requirements with his or her professor.  Prerequisites:  Consent of Instructor and Chair.  (Lab Fee) Credit, three hours.     Art-463. SELECTED TOPICS IN ART THEORY                                                                                    3:3:0 The course is a continued in-depth independent study by the qualified advanced art major or minor (or under certain circumstances, a special student) that wishes to pursue a specific interest in art, based on the topic chosen.  Each student will coordinate specific goals and requirements with his or her professor.  Prerequisites:  Consent of Instructor and Chair. Credit, three hours.   Art-464. SELECTED TOPICS IN ARTS MANAGEMENT                                                    3:3:0 The course is a continued in-depth independent study by the qualified advanced art major or minor (or under certain circumstances, a special student) that wishes to pursue a specific interest in art, based on the topic chosen.  Each student will coordinate specific goals and requirements with his or her professor.  Prerequisites:  Consent of Instructor and Chair. Credit, three hours.   Art-495. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION                                                                                                    3-9:3:0 Cooperative Education allows students to combine academic study with on-the-job experience by working on paid training assignments coordinated by the Department.  The major objective of cooperative education is the application of classroom theory to a work environment. Prerequisites:  Consent of the Instructor & chair.  

Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice

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Delaware State University
Sociology & Criminal
Justice Dept.
Delaware Hall
Room 122

(302) 857-6670

Dr. Kofi Blay, Chairperson, Prof.

 

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  The Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice is committed to the principles of a liberal education and to assisting its students to think sociologically in order to better understand human society and human behavior. The Department’s curricula are designed to not only prepare students for careers and graduate studies in Sociology and Criminal Justice, but also to equip them with a far-reaching view of the world consistent with the goals of a liberal arts education and to prepare them to recognize the social institutions and patterns upon which everyday life rests. The Department offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice. The Sociology major provides a comprehensive grounding in the academic discipline of Sociology, its theories, methods, and findings. The Criminal Justice major provides a comprehensive grounding in the discipline of criminology, as well as analysis of the multitude of social factors and institutions that impact the criminal justice system. The Department also offers a minor in Sociology and a minor in Criminal Justice.   Click on following links for the curriculum for the Criminal Justice or Sociology Degrees: Criminal Justice Curriculum Sociology Curriculum Why Choose a Degree in Sociology/Criminal Justice? Sociology graduates have successful careers in such diverse occupations as non-profit business consultation, healthcare, gerontology, risk management and insurance fund-raising and advocacy groups, international relations, state and federal government agency administration, urban and community planning, military officer, career management, evaluation research, seminar and workshop consultations, public opinion polling, market research and employee relations.  Criminal Justice careers may entail law enforcement, probation and corrections, legal research, or homeland security. Preparation for professional and graduate schools includes law school or advanced degrees in Sociology. Today,  a variety of  master’s and doctoral programs are offered in criminal justice, criminology, gender studies, urban sociology, and applied sociology across the country and around the globe.   Major in Sociology In order to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, a student must complete at least 120 credit hours of coursework to include: (1) all required general education courses, (2) the following required Sociology courses: 37-101, 103, 203, 206, 210, 303, 310, 314, 322, 412, 420, 435 and 448; (3) three Sociology elective courses selected from a recommended list (see below); and, (4) a Social Science elective. A minimum grade of “C” is required in each Sociology course. Proposed List of Courses that would satisfy Sociology Elective Requirements:   Men and Women in Society Criminology Real/Reel Culture Law Enforcement Population Analysis Courts and Criminal Justice Sociology of Law Criminal Law Technology and Society Juvenile Delinquency Principles of Corrections Victimology Social Problems Criminal Justice Administration Social Deviance     Minor in Sociology To graduate with a minor in Sociology, a student must complete 18 hours of course work. Required courses are: Introduction to Sociology, Social Institutions, Social Psychology, Methods of Research in Sociology, Sociological Theories and an elective course in Sociology at the 300 or 400 level. Major in Criminal Justice To graduate with a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice, a student must complete at least 120 credit hours of coursework to include: (1) all required general education courses; (2) The following Criminal Justice and related courses (Criminal Justice 104, 208, 311, 313, 315, 316, 402, 415, 448, 450 and Sociology 101, 210, 303, 314, 322, 412, and 420); and (3) two Sociology elective courses at or above the 300 level selected from a recommended list. A minimum grade of “C” is required in each of the above courses. Proposed List of Courses that would satisfy Criminal Justice Elective Requirements:   Men and Women in Society Sociology of Law Real/Reel Culture Technology and Society Population Analysis Sociology of the Family Cultural Anthropology Juvenile Delinquency Social Problems Criminal Justice Administration Social Change Social Stratification   Minor in Criminal Justice To graduate with a minor in Criminal Justice, a student must complete 18 credit hours of course work. Required courses are: Introduction to Criminal Justice, Criminology, Law Enforcement, Courts and Criminal Justice, Methods of Research and an elective course in Criminal Justice at the 300 or 400 level. **A minimum grade of “C” is required for the following general education courses: English Composition I. English Composition II, University Seminar, Speech, Critical Thinking, Global Societies, and Lifetime Fitness and Wellness. 
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Sociology & Criminal Justice
Dept. Faculty


Dr. Kofi Blay
Professor and Chair
129 Delaware Hall
302- 857-6675
302-857-6672(Fax)
 

Teaching and Research Interest

  • Marriage and the Family
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Complex Organizations
  • Race and Ethnic Relations
  • Comparative Sociology
  • Sociology of Development
Dr. Lee Streetman
Professor
112 Delaware Hall
302-857-6678

Teaching and Research Interest

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Criminology
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Criminal Law
  • Courts and Criminal Justice

 

Dr. Dorothy Dillard
Associate Professor
129A Delaware Hall
302 857 7510
302 857 6672 (fax)

ddillard@desu.edu
 

Teaching and Research Interest

  • Research Methods
  • Corrections
  • Drug Use and American Society
  • Internship 

 

Dr. Brian Chad Starks
Assistant Professor 
115 Delaware Hall
302-857-6673

Teaching and Research Interest

  • Bail 
  • Criminology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Law Enforcement
  • Law and Society 
  • Ethnography

 

 

Nena  Sechler Craven
Instructor
118 Delaware Hall
(302) 857-6671


Teaching and Research Interest

  • Introduction to Sociology 
  • Sociological Theories 
  • Social Psychology 
  • Elementary Statistics 
  • Gender 
  • Sexuality 
  • Deviance
  • Popular Culture
  • Men and Women in Society
     

Kylie Parrotta
Instructor 
134 Delaware Hall
(302) 857-7694

kparrotta@desu.edu

Teaching and Research Interest

  • University Seminar
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Research Methods
  • Race and Ethnic Relations
  • Deviance
  • Sentencing Disparity
  • Work-Family-Leisure Balance
  • Social Construction of Identity
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

    

 

 

 

 

Department of Psychology

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Delaware Hall Room 221
302-857-6660
Fax: 302-857-6661

  

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The Department of Psychology recognizes and supports the overall mission of Delaware State University by providing students with the necessary education for entry level positions in human service related fields and preparing students for graduate studies. More specifically, the psychology program is designed to empower and affirm undergraduate students through broad based training in the foundations of psychology, which emphasizes the need to understand human behavior through critical thinking and scientific endeavors.   The department recognizes and supports the mission of the American Psychological Association (APA) which is "to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people's lives" (APA. [2009]. APA Mission Statement. Retrieved July 27, 2009 from http://www.apa.org/about/). In addition to teaching, the Psychology faculty are engaged in a variety of research and service activities and involve students in many of these activities.   What is Psychology? Psychology is the field of science devoted to understanding behavior and mental processes.  This includes biological and social influences on behavior, how the world is experienced via the five senses, consciousness, learning, memory, thinking, intelligence, language, development across the life span, motivation, emotion, sexuality and gender, stress and health, personality, and psychological disorders and therapies.  In addition to advancing our basic understanding of the above topics, psychology also aims to apply that knowledge to solve a wide variety of real-world problems, such as developing methods of teaching that more effectively promote student learning, designing work environments that increase morale and productivity, or helping athletes to prepare mentally for participation in sports.   Careers with a Degree in Psychology Bachelor's Degree A bachelor’s degree in psychology can be highly flexible and adaptable to many different kinds of careers (Landrum & Davis, 2007; Schwartz, 2000). In the 1994-1995 Psychology Baccalaureate Survey conducted by the American Psychological Association (Grocer & Kohout, 1997), people with bachelor’s degrees in psychology found careers in the following areas:   ·      education and teaching ·      consulting and statistical analysis ·      administration or clerical services ·      professional services ·      sales ·      health and health-related services ·      research and development or research and development management   Other possible careers include marketing researcher, social worker, and communications specialist (Landrum & Davis, 2007; Schwartz, 2000). With its emphasis on critical thinking and empirical observation, psychology trains people for a variety of potential workplace environments and requirements. (Ciccarelli & White, 2009, pp. B4-B5) Graduate Degree In addition to preparing students for careers such as those above, a bachelor’s degree in Psychology also prepares students to pursue graduate studies in a variety of fields, including business, law, child and family studies, education, social work, management, and, of course, psychology. Some of the careers open to individuals with a graduate degree in Psychology are psychiatry*, psychoanalysis, psychiatric social work, clinical or counseling psychology, or teaching and/or research in any area of psychology. (*Psychiatry requires an M.D.)   The Psychology Program Psychology Major All students who select Psychology as a major must complete both the general education requirements (see General Education Program) and the requirements of the Psychology major.  In all, 120 total credit hours are required for a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology.  The complete list of requirements can be found at the links below: Current (Fall 2011) Psychology Curriculum (for all students entering the Psychology major on or after May 12, 2011) Fall 2009 Psychology Curriculum (for students who entered the Psychology major between Fall 2009 and May 11, 2011) Fall 2008 Psychology Curriculum (for students who entered the Psychology major during the 2008-2009 academic year)   Psychology Minor The requirements for a minor in Psychology can be found at the links below: Current (Fall 2011) Psychology Minor Requirements (for students entering the Psychology minor on or after May 12, 2011) July 2009 Psychology Minor Requirements (for students who entered the Psychology minor between July 2009 and May 11, 2011)   Request for more information      
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Faculty Profile


Dr. Gwendolyn Scott-Jones
Associate Professor and Chairperson

Dr. Padmini (Nina) Banerjee
Associate Professor

Dr. Brian Friel
Associate Professor

Dr. Rachel Pulverman
Assistant Professor

Dr. John D Rich, Jr.
Associate Professor

Dr. Amy Rogers
Associate Professor

Dr. Darla Scott
Assistant Professor

Ms. Heidi Hoffman
Adjunct Instructor and Practicum Coordinator

Dr. James P. Kurtz
Adjunct Associate Professor

Dr. Roy A. Lafontaine
Adjunct Associate Professor

Ms. Tawanda Morgan
Adjunct Instructor

Dr. Francene Perry-Brown
Adjunct Assistant Professor

 

Staff


Ms. Terri (Nichols) Harrington
Administrative Secretary

 

Department of Art

Description: 

 

Education and Humanities Building Room 134A
Phone: 302.857.6680
Fax: 302.857.6681

 

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The Department of Art seeks to provide high-quality education for Art majors, as well as to provide courses for the prospective elementary and secondary teachers, while providing courses that satisfy General Education Requirements for the entire University population. Combining Your Love of Art with a Meaningful Career   If you have always had an interest in the arts but aren’t aware of the career opportunities available to you, the Department of Art will be able to guide you through an education that is not only worthwhile, but most rewarding as well. Your personal path toward graduation will enable you to pursue a variety of stimulating professions after graduation.  Delaware State University strikes a balance between general academic and major studio-related courses to support intellectual and artistic growth.  In this balance, students are able to seek a variety of courses that offer different career paths.  You will have the opportunity to work with professional artists in an environment that is conducive to high standards of intellectual and creative practice. Delaware State offers abundant facilities and state-of-the-art equipment for all majors, including studio space.  The department office is located in the Education and Humanities Building, where most of the majors’ classes are held.  All majors utilize fully equipped studios and maintains its own Arts Center/Gallery where students engage in historical and contemporary history classes.  The gallery exhibits the work of students, faculty members and nationally recognized artists, as well as featuring an array of international artifacts.  The gallery also hosts lectures and university and community-based programs in music, theatre and visual art.  Our pursuit of interdisciplinary programs enables students to utilize innumerable facilities throughout the campus for intellectual discourse and creative expression.  Delaware State University’s Department of Art believes that the arts are fundamental components of human civilization.  We believe that if you choose our program and stay on course, you will enter one of the most personally rewarding, life-enhancing professions and work with some of the most dedicated scholars you will ever encounter.  
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Chair:

Donald Becker Ed. D. M.F.A

Professor:

Roberta Tucci, Ed.D, M.F.A

Associate Professors:

Hazel Bradshaw-Beaumont, PhD

Ms. Lori Crawford, M.F.A.

Mr. George Lorio, M.F.A.

Assistant Professor

Mr. William Colbert, M.F.A.

Department Secretary

Inger Lawton

 

Department of Music

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  BA in Music: Music Industry Concentration The new Bachelor of Arts in Music: Music Industry Concentration degree in the Music Department emerges out of the existing BA in Music and includes optional minors currently offered by the DSU College of Business in either Management or Marketing. In addition to the core music courses currently offered in the BA in Music, it offers students a new series of music industry courses exploring the wide range of career options currently available in the music industry. It also allows the student to focus on one of the three main sequence areas within the new music industry concentration. Music Recording and Technology Music Business, or Commercial Composition Each of the three sequence areas above are distinguished by their own two-course sequence coupled with two years of Applied Music Industry lessons in the student's preferred area of specialization (recording, music business, or commercial composition).

Department of Mass Communications

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ETV Building Room 125
Phone: 302.857.6584
Fax: 302.857.6589

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The Department of Mass Communications produces graduates who specialize in convergence journalism; public relations and advertising; or television-radio-film production. The curriculum combines three essential elements of learning: A theoretical approach to enable students to understand concepts of mass communications. A performance-based approach to develop skills and techniques to enable students to be proficient with communication technologies. An internship program to place students in off-campus learning environments working with professionals. General Education Requirements: General Education Requirements are critical to the development of the student as an effective communicator, a critical thinker, and a problem-solver in the world's pluralistic and global societies. Students must complete 39 semester hours of general education courses. Core Requirements: The Core Area engages students broadly in mass communications theory and techniques. Students also develop an understanding of the influences that mass communications exert upon the individual and society by way of such elements as the social structure, the technology, the economy, the politics, and the media culture. Students must complete six core courses, followed by seven courses in their concentration. The concentration areas are as follows: Convergence Journalism Public Relations & Advertising Television-Radio-Film Production Elective Requirements: Electives offer students opportunities to acquire depth and skills in selected area.  Students are offered the opportunity to take 40 hours of free electives.  They may use these electives if they choose to take a minor course curriculum in another department.  Student Activities Facilities    
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Faculty Profile


Professor & Chair:
Dr. Myna German

Professor:
Asgede Hagos

Associate Professor:
Francine Edwards

Assistant Professor:
Marcia Taylor

Visiting Assistant Professor:  
Olaniyi Areke 

Instructors:
Ava Perrine
Divyesh Raythatha

Technology Director:
Vince Ciammaichelli

Staff 


Christy Cale
Administrative Secretary 

Department of English and Foreign Languages

Description: 
Education and Humanities Building Room 213
302-857-6560
Fax: 302-857-6563
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The role and function of the Department of English and Foreign Languages at Delaware State University is threefold: The department provides instruction in language, composition, speech, and humanities for the general education program; The department offers instruction in language and literature, speech, methods of teaching English, linguistics, and language arts for the teacher-education program; The department provides instruction in languages and literature, speech, drama, grammar and composition, and linguistics for the liberal arts program. Undergraduate Programs: English Education English Course Descriptions Curriculum for English Education English - Non Teaching English Course Descriptions English Curriculum French Education French - Non Teaching Curriculum for French - Non Teaching Spanish Education Spanish - Non Teaching Curriculum for Spanish - Non Teaching Undergraduate Minor Programs: Foreign Language Minors Theatre Arts (Minor Only) Graduate Programs: Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) TESL Course Descriptions TESL Curriculum   To request more information about our programs, please access the English and Foreign Languages Information Request Form.    
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Ms. Dawn Bordley
 
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Psychology Department

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Psychology Department Delaware Hall Room 221 302-857-6660 Fax: 302-857-6661 Chairperson: Dr. Amy A. ROGERS Associate Professor: CATTS, ROGERS Assistant Professor: BANERJEE, FRIEL, RICH, SCOTT-JONES The objectives of the Department of Psychology are to lay broad foundations for graduate studies and for entry‑level positions in the human services and other fields of employment, to provide students from other departments with fundamentals of human behavior, and to contribute to the science of psychology through the conduct of basic and applied research. Psychology Major All students who select Psychology as a major must complete the general education requirements (see General Education Program) consisting of fifty (50) credit hours. In addition, the following courses are required: Psychology Department University Seminar (36-191/192) Introduction to General Psychology (36-201) Scientific Method (36-207) Developmental Psychology (36-316) Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (36-325) Experimental Psychology (36-400) Psychology of Learning (36-413) Social Psychology (36-416) History and Systems (36-422) Senior Research Seminar (36-425) Twelve (12) credit hours of Psychology electives A grade of "C" or better is required in each of these Psychology courses. Other Departments Critical Thinking (03-101) Applying Computers (20-101) Human Biology (23-103) Introduction to Sociology (37-101) Technical and Scientific Writing and Editing (55-408) Introduction to Philosophy (03-201) A grade of "C" or better is required in each of these courses. Finally, students will complete twenty-two (22) credit hours of "free" electives. In all, 120 total credit hours are required for a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. Psychology Minor For a minor in psychology, eighteen (18) hours distributed as follows are required: Introduction to General Psychology (36-201) Scientific Method (36-207) Developmental Psychology (36-316) Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (36-325) Social Psychology (36-416) Experimental Psychology (36-400) OR Psychology of Learning (36-413) A grade of "C" or better is required in each of these Psychology courses. Psychology Student Handbook  

Department of History, Political Science and Philosophy

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ETV Building Room 110
302.857.6621
Fax: 302.857.6623

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The objective of the Department of History, Political Science and Philosophy is to provide a thorough and dynamic liberal arts education with a multicultural perspective. The majors and subject areas offered by the department are structured to prepare graduates for further education or for careers in pertinent fields. Students selecting a major in the department are expected to gain knowledge appropriate to their subject area and to demonstrate what has been learned through courses, internships, and extracurricular activities. Since the process of learning is ongoing, graduates of the department are expected to stay in touch with faculty and to offer insights and advice to current students when possible. The department faculty is a collection of outstanding scholars and dedicated teachers engaged in active research in a variety of areas. Its research and publication record is second to none on the DSU campus. It has won the annual Faculty Excellence Awards in research, teaching and service a number of times. Students have the opportunity to work closely with these professors, especially during their Senior Capstone experience. The faculty pledges to collectively do their best in the areas of teaching, research, and service so as to ensure that students will derive maximum benefits from their matriculation. Click here  to view the history, political science and philosophy catalog and course descriptions.   HISTORY MAJOR: There are two History curricula:  a straight History and a History with a Social Studies Concentration.  A student who chooses History as a major must complete the requirements of either one of these curricula, and must satisfy the General Education Requirements prescribed by the University.   A total of thirty six (36) hours of history are required. A student must complete History 101, 102, 201 and 202, or 101, 102, 203 and 204. All majors must also take History 205, 290, 446 and 475. The remaining twelve hours must be at the 300-400 level in either of two concentrations:  American and World.  History majors must also have six hours of Social Science electives (to be met with 300-400 level course in Economics and other business courses, Mass Communications, Political Science, Sociology and Criminal Justice, Psychology, Education, and other social sciences.), and six hours of Arts and Humanities electives (300-400) level course in Art, Art History, Philosophy, English and Foreign Languages, and other humanities courses).  All history majors must earn a ‘C’ or better in all history courses, General Education core courses, and other required courses as designated on the curriculum sheet. Click here to view the history curriculum. PREREQUISITES: Prerequisites are noted in the course descriptions. POLITICAL SCIENCE MAJOR: To graduate with a major in political science a student must satisfy the General Education Requirements prescribed by the University and complete thirty-six (36) hours course work in political science at a grade of ‘C’ or better.  These include the following required courses: PS 103 (Introduction to Political Science); PS 200 (American National Government); PS 210 (Contemporary Political Ideologies); PS 220 (Comparative Government); PS 230 (International Politics). PS 214 (Research Methods, or its equivalent as approved by the Chair), and PS 475 (Senior Capstone). In addition, students must take and pass with a ‘C’ or better 18 hours of political science elective courses at the 300-400 level. Majors must also take and pass the following required courses with a grade of ‘C’ or better:  Economics 201 (Macroeconomics); Economics 202 (Microeconomics); Philosophy 101 (Critical Thinking) and another three hours of Philosophy electives.  Although not required for a major in political science, students who intend to pursue an MA, MPA, or Ph.D. are strongly encouraged to take Elementary Statistics, Advanced Statistics, and other research-related courses.  With the approval of the political science advisor and/or the department chair, students may substitute up to nine hours of PS 330 (Field Work) and/or PS 470 (Internship) for an equivalent amount of credit in the requirement of 18 hours. Click here  to view the political science curriculum.   PHILOSOPHY: The philosophy courses are designed to deepen and broaden the student's interest in and understanding of certain fundamental issues concerning the nature of existence, knowledge, and values. This involves critical reflection on the justification of basic human beliefs (e.g., free will, the existence of God) and analysis of the concepts in terms of which such beliefs are expressed. See course listings in order to determine the specific philosophy courses that are included in the University’s general education curriculum.  While no philosophy course has a prerequisite, it is strongly recommended that students complete Philosophy 101 (Critical Thinking), or Philosophy 201 (Introduction to Philosophy), preferably both, before taking any 300 or 400 level philosophy course.  Click here to view the philosophy minor curriculum. MINORS HISTORY MINOR: For a minor in history, students must pass with a ‘C’ or better twenty-one (21) semester hours as follows: History 101, 102, 290 and twelve additional hours of which nine hours must be at or above the 300 level. At least 3 hours each in World and American history must be included. POLITICAL SCIENCE MINOR: A minor in political science requires twenty-one (21) hours of political science course work with a grade of C or better in each course.  This is distributed as follows: PS 103 (Introduction to Political Science); PS 200 (American National Government); PS 210 (Contemporary Political Ideologies); PS 220 (Comparative Government); PS 230 (International Politics); and six additional hours at the 300 and 400 levels. PHILOSOPHY MINOR: For a minor in philosophy, a student must pass with a ‘C’ or better fifteen hours of philosophy courses distributed as follows:  Philosophy 201, 206, either 300 or 302 and any two electives in philosophy.  Students interested in a minor in philosophy may obtain further information from the department office, and also from the philosophy faculty.     LAW STUDIES MINOR Click here to receive information on the law studies minor. To receive more information
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Faculty Profile


Chairperson:
Dr. Akwasi P. Osei

Professor emeritus:

Dr. WIlliam H. Flayhart

Professors:

Dr. Samuel B. Hoff

Dr. Steven Newton

Associate Professors:

Dr. Alexa Cawley

Dr. Yinghong Cheng

Dr. Niklas Robinson

Dr. Stephen Taylor

Dr. Ahati Toure

Ifeyinwa E. Udezulu, Ph.D. 
ETV 205
302-857-6626
iudezulu@desu.edu

Dr. Susan West

Assistant Professors:

Adjunct faculty:

Mr. Kimeu Boynton, kboynton@desu.edu 

Dr. Dennis Burke, dburke@desu.edu

Ms. Ashley Freeman, acfreeman@desu.edu

Ms. Jayne' Johnson, jajohnson@desu.edu

Rev. J. Alfred Johnson, 

Mr. Craig Lukezic, clukezic@desu.edu

Mr. Jim Orth, jcorth@desu.edu

Mr. Tim Slavin

Mr. Ezrah Ahorne 

Dr. Robin Sommers, rsommers@desu.edu 

 

Administrative faculty:

Ms. Benita Solola
Senior secretary
ETV110
302-857-6621
bsolola@desu.edu

CLICK HERE FOR Resources for the study of history, political science and philosophy

 

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