University of Southern Indiana

Fall 2017 Courses

Courses for MALS Students: Summer and Fall Semesters, 2017


FALL COURSES 2017

LBST 590. NO1: Interdisciplinary Topics: Memory and the Creative Mind. CRN: 52221. Fully online course. This is an interdisciplinary course considering the research in these fields from psychology and examples from literature.  Issues of how memory works, attention, perception, and creativity will be discussed.  These will be considered within several works of literature.  Students will submit short written papers weekly, participate in online discussion weekly, each student will lead one week’s discussion, and students will complete a research paper across the term.  MALS category: Social Sciences

COMM 621.001: Advanced Public Relations. CRN 51426. Day/Time: Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:45 pm. A capstone seminar involving case studies and problems regarding the principles and application of effective two-way communications in a variety of situations affecting the practice of public relations. This course will focus on how contemporary organizations use public relations in everyday functioning and how public relations firms or departments deal with potential or actual crises within organizations. Contact Dr. Hunt to arrange permission to register for this class. MALS Category: Elective

COMM 622.001: Emerging Issues: Computer-Mediated Communications. CRN 51420. Day/Time: Wednesdays, 6:00 – 8:45 pm. A case-based approach in which students learn to solve problems of media-related organizations as they adapt to changes in technologies and production. Topics in this course will deal with social-networking technologies, technological power structures inherent in organizations, blogging, electronic reporting, and technology as a mechanism for international organizational functioning. Contact Dr. Hunt to arrange permission to register for this class. MALS Category: Elective

ENG 615.001. The History of Rhetoric. CRN 50662. Day/Time: Mondays, 5:00 – 7:45 pm. This course provides a historical foundation for rhetoric and composition studies by concentrating on a specific era or set of eras in the history of rhetoric, such as the Classical Era, the Medieval Period, to the Enlightenment, or the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries.  The course examines important definitions and discussions concerning the nature and purpose of rhetoric and philosophical, poetic, psychological, and social relations and implications of rhetoric in the given historical period.  Attention is paid to the era’s implications for rhetoric in the twenty-first century. Contact Dr. Hunt to arrange permission to register for this class. MALS Category: Humanities

ENG 626.001. British Literature of the Early Modern Period. CRN 50663. Day/Time: Thursdays 6:00 – 8:45 pm. This course will contribute to the breadth and depth of student understanding of British literature and history of the Early Modern Era, a period running approximately from 1485-1660.  It will achieve these goals by considering important topics and/or major authors.  Topics may vary. Contact Dr. Hunt to arrange permission to register for this class. MALS Category: Humanities

HIST 500.001: Special Studies: Social History of Ghosts. CRN 50319. Fully Online course. This course examines the social forces that shaped people’s concepts about the supernatural – and how their beliefs impacted their relationship to the world around them. How and why did popular attitudes about ghosts change over time, and how did those changing beliefs bolstered or supplemented by beliefs in witches, fairies, vampires, werewolves, UFOs and other supernatural entities? This course will center on British and American beliefs since the seventeenth century. MALS Category: Humanities.

PA 527.001: Urban Politics and Governance. CRN 50011. Days/Time: Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:30 – 5:45 pm. A study and analysis of the major issues, problems, and political processes of urban America, along with topics on urban governance, such as government organization and rescaling. Contact Dr. Hunt to arrange permission to register for this class. MALS Category: Social Sciences

PA 601.001: Organizational Behavior. CRN 50014. Days/Times: Mondays, 6:00 – 8:45 pm. This course attempts to examine how the behaviors of individuals, groups, and organizations influence the operation of government agencies and nonprofit organizations. In this class, we will draw on case studies of organizational behavior and organizational theory to develop our thinking about how to shape, guide, direct, and control public and nonprofit organizations. Contact Dr. Hunt to arrange permission to register for this class. MALS Category: Social Sciences

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