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ONLINE COURSES - Spring 2014

Departments and Programs

Instructors are encouraged to provide additional course information, or links to department websites or Sakai sites with more course information. Send information and links to brutherford@mail.uri.edu.


AFRICAN & AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDIES


Intro to Multicultural Psych (3 Units)

AAF  399 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 8030
Also listed as: PSY 399

Intro to Multicultural Psychology. Introductory course focusing on multiculturalism as a major paradigm. Emphasizes the meaning of multiculturalism and associated principles, concepts, and sociocultural factors as related to assessment, intervention, and research.
Instructor: Paul Anderer  anderer@uri.edu


Intro to Multicultural Psych (3 Units)

AAF  399 -- Section 0201 -- Course # 13685
Also listed as: PSY 399

Intro to Multicultural Psychology. Introductory course focusing on multiculturalism as a major paradigm. Emphasizes the meaning of multiculturalism and associated principles, concepts, and sociocultural factors as related to assessment, intervention, and research.
Instructor: Jay King  jay_king@mail.uri.edu


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AQUACULTURE AND FISHERIES SCIENCE


Issues in Biotechnology (3 Units)

AFS  190 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 14057
Also listed as: BCH 190

Issues in Biotechnology. Introduction to modern biotechnology in medical, pharmaceutical, forensic, agricultural, marine, and environmental applications. Consideration of ethical, environmental, health, and social issues. The biological and environmental sciences have been rapidly transformed by the introduction of DNA-based technologies that allow for the precise manipulation and examination of the genetic material of plants, animals and microbes. The applications of these technologies encompass the rapidly growing fields within biotechnology. The tools of biotechnology are currently being applied across the biological sciences to address problems in agricultural crop improvement, marine sciences and aquaculture, medicine, pharmacy, forensics, and public health. The introduction of this field has been extremely rapid and has created a tremendous educational need to keep pace. New career opportunities are now being made that did not exist previously. This course provides an introduction to Biotechnology and its impact on the environmental and life sciences, medicine, and agriculture. First, the basic questions concerning "What is Life?" and "How does it work?" are examined. To address these questions, the fundamental mechanics of biological life, DNA, gene expression and cloning are presented in basic layperson's terms as a basis for the current applications of modern biotechnology. Next, the current basic techniques used for gene cloning, DNA sequencing, PCR and gene transfer are examined. These technologies provide the basis for biotechnological advances in medical, pharmaceutical, agricultural, environmental, and forensic applications. Applications of recombinant DNA and genetic engineering are explored in these areas that are dramatically affecting our society and future. Lastly, the implications of biotechnology to world economy, politics, careers, ecology social concerns and ethics are also discussed.
Instructor:  Albert P. Kausch  akausch@etal.uri.edu


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BIOCHEMISTRY


Issues in Biotechnology (3 Units)

BCH  190 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 14045
Also listed as: AFS 190

Issues in Biotechnology. Introduction to modern biotechnology in medical, pharmaceutical, forensic, agricultural, marine, and environmental applications. Consideration of ethical, environmental, health, and social issues. The biological and environmental sciences have been rapidly transformed by the introduction of DNA-based technologies that allow for the precise manipulation and examination of the genetic material of plants, animals and microbes. The applications of these technologies encompass the rapidly growing fields within biotechnology. The tools of biotechnology are currently being applied across the biological sciences to address problems in agricultural crop improvement, marine sciences and aquaculture, medicine, pharmacy, forensics, and public health. The introduction of this field has been extremely rapid and has created a tremendous educational need to keep pace. New career opportunities are now being made that did not exist previously. This course provides an introduction to Biotechnology and its impact on the environmental and life sciences, medicine, and agriculture. First, the basic questions concerning "What is Life?" and "How does it work?" are examined. To address these questions, the fundamental mechanics of biological life, DNA, gene expression and cloning are presented in basic layperson's terms as a basis for the current applications of modern biotechnology. Next, the current basic techniques used for gene cloning, DNA sequencing, PCR and gene transfer are examined. These technologies provide the basis for biotechnological advances in medical, pharmaceutical, agricultural, environmental, and forensic applications. Applications of recombinant DNA and genetic engineering are explored in these areas that are dramatically affecting our society and future. Lastly, the implications of biotechnology to world economy, politics, careers, ecology social concerns and ethics are also discussed.
Instructor:  Albert P. Kausch  akausch@etal.uri.edu


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COMMUNICATION STUDIES


Interpersonal Communication (3 Units)

COM  221 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 7520

Interpersonal Communication. Examines basic theory and skills, including impact of perception, self-concept, listening, nonverbal messages, and language on interpersonal communication, including conflict, relationship development, friendship, family and romantic relationships. Only Communication Studies, Applied Communications or Public Relations majors are eligible to enroll in this class.
Instructor:  Vincent R. Petronio  petronio@uri.edu


Interpersonal Communication (3 Units)

COM  221 -- Section 0201 -- Course # 7817

Interpersonal Communication. Examines basic theory and skills, including impact of perception, self-concept, listening, nonverbal messages, and language on interpersonal communication, including conflict, relationship development, friendship, family and romantic relationships. Only Communication Studies, Applied Communications or Public Relations majors are eligible to enroll in this class.
Instructor:  Vincent R. Petronio  petronio@uri.edu


Small Group Communication (3 Units)

COM  251 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 5165

Small Group Communication. The study of communicative functions in the small group setting. Includes group dynamics, leadership, problem solving, and decision-making. Emphasis on theory and application. Only Communication Studies, Applied Communications or Public Relations majors are eligible to enroll in this class.
Instructor:  Crystal Fonseca  cfons@mail.uri.edu


Family Communication (3 Units)

COM  326 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 14546

Family Communication. Examines family communication from a symbolic interaction and systems theory perspective. Focuses on primary family functions, including cohesion, and on case studies. Pre-requisite: COM 202 and COM 221 and junior standing in a degree-granting college, or permission of instructor.
Instructor:  Rachel L. Cicioccio  dicioccio@mail.uri.edu


Intercultural Communication (3 Units)

COM  361 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 5996

Intercultural Communication. Study of cultural similarities and differences as they affect communication within and across cultural boundaries. Only Communication Studies, Applied Communications or Public Relations majors are eligible to enroll in this class.
Instructor:  Joanne R. Mundorf  jmundorf@gmail.com


Communication Theory (3 Units)

COM  382 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 9053

Communication Theory. A critical survey of social science-based communication theories; an examination of the nature, processes, and functions of communication theory in a variety of contexts.
Instructor:  Abran J. Salazar  abran_salazar@uri.edu


Rhetorical Theory (3 Units)

COM  383 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 9005

Rhetorical Theory. Surveys and analyzes rhetorical communication theories and theorists from classical to contemporary times and focuses on rhetoric’s relationship with philosophy, knowledge, reason, science, technology, and culture. Pre-requisite: 202 and 221 or 210 recommended.
Instructor:  Kevin R. McClure  kmcclure@uri.edu


Rhetoric of Sports in Film (3 Units)

COM  414 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 14549

The Rhetoric of Sports in Film. Studies the rhetoric of sports in film. Students identify and analyze rhetorical messages embedded in films that deal with sports as reflections of the filmmaker’s vision by applying film and rhetorical theory. Pre-requisite: COM 381 and COM 383 and junior standing in a degree-granting college or permission of instructor. Not for graduate credit.
Instructor:  Stephen C. Wood  docwood@mail.uri.edu


The Ethics of Persuasion (3 Units)

COM  415 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 17831

The Ethics of Persuasion. Relation of persuasion to ethics is examined. Purposes, means, results, and contexts are considered in making rhetorical judgments of interpersonal, political, and institutional communication.
Instructor:  Staff  Email to come


Telcomm Proc & Aud Behavior (3 Units)

COM  440 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 8042

Telecommunications Processes & Audience Behavior. Surveys theories and research concerning role of electronic mass media in contemporary society. Focuses on interplay between mass media content and audience behavior; provides framework for analyzing current telecommunications issues.
Instructor:  Norbert Mundorf  nmundorf@gmail.com


Communication & Global Society (3 Units)

COM  462 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 14555

Communication & Global Society. Exploring various aspects of the relationship between communication and globalization, including a new sense of community, cultural diversity, cultural identity, global media, and global citizenship. Pre-requisite: six credits in communication and junior standing in a degree-granting college or permission of instructor.
Instructor:  Guo-Ming Chen  gmchen@mail.uri.edu


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COMMUNITY PLANNING


Intro Urban Geo: Undstnd Cities (3 Units)

CPL  202 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 17700
Also listed as: GEG 202

Introduction to Urban Geography: Understanding Cities. Introduction to urbanization processes, primarily in North America; national settlement systems; intra urban form; migration, racial, ethnic, gender and class segregation; urban economics; environmental issues; planning and governance; urban applications of GIS.
Instructor:  Farhad Atash  fatash@mail.uri.edu


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COMPUTER SCIENCE


Computing Concepts (4 Units)

CSC  101 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 4583

Computing Concepts. Capabilities and limitations of computers. Applications of computers in today’s society. Overview of computing systems and programs. Students will complete several projects using a computer. Please note: this class is NOT taught using Sakai. Please contact instructor for instruction to log in.
Instructor:  Victor Fay-Wolfe  wolfe@cs.uri.edu


Computing Concepts (4 Units)

CSC  101 -- Section 0201 -- Course # 4580

Computing Concepts. Capabilities and limitations of computers. Applications of computers in today’s society. Overview of computing systems and programs. Students will complete several projects using a computer. Please note: this class is NOT taught using Sakai. Please contact instructor for instruction to log in.
Instructor:  Jessica W. Barrett  jbarrett@cs.uri.edu


Computing Concepts (4 Units)

CSC  101 -- Section 0202 -- Course # 9644

Computing Concepts. Capabilities and limitations of computers. Applications of computers in today’s society. Overview of computing systems and programs. Students will complete several projects using a computer. Please note: this class is NOT taught using Sakai. Please contact instructor for instruction to log in.
Instructor:  Kelli A. Fay-Wolfe  kfaywolfe@cs.uri.edu


Computing Concepts (4 Units)

CSC  101 -- Section 0203 -- Course # 10331

Computing Concepts. Capabilities and limitations of computers. Applications of computers in today’s society. Overview of computing systems and programs. Students will complete several projects using a computer. Please note: this class is NOT taught using Sakai. Please contact instructor for instruction to log in.
Instructor:  Katelyn M. Felix  kfelix@cs.uri.edu


Computing Concepts (4 Units)

CSC  101 -- Section 0204 -- Course # 11792

Computing Concepts. Capabilities and limitations of computers. Applications of computers in today’s society. Overview of computing systems and programs. Students will complete several projects using a computer. Please note: this class is NOT taught using Sakai. Please contact instructor for instruction to log in.
Instructor:  Kelli A. Fay-Wolfe  kfaywolfe@cs.uri.edu


Computing Concepts (4 Units)

CSC  101 -- Section 0205 -- Course # 12764

Computing Concepts. Capabilities and limitations of computers. Applications of computers in today’s society. Overview of computing systems and programs. Students will complete several projects using a computer. Please note: this class is NOT taught using Sakai. Please contact instructor for instruction to log in.
Instructor:  Gerald W. Gent  gwgent@mail.uri.edu


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ECONOMICS


Prin of Econ: Microeconomics (3 Units)

ECN  201 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 13613

Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics. Principles underlying resource allocation, production, and income distribution in a market economy. Topics include demand and supply, consumer behavior, firm behavior, market structure, and elementary welfare analysis. Institutional foundations explored.
Instructor:  Robert Van Horn  rvanhorn@mail.uri.edu


Prin of Econ: Macroeconomics (3 Units)

ECN  202 -- Section 0201 -- Course # 7484

Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics. Principles underlying aggregate demand and aggregate supply in a market economy. Topics include national income determination, inflation, unemployment, economic growth, and international trade. Institutional foundations explored.
Instructor:  Arthur C. Mead  acmead@mail.uri.edu


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FILM STUDIES


Intro Film Media (3 Units)

FLM  101 -- Section 0201 -- Course # 11531

Introduction to Film Media. Introduction to techniques of film practice, film history, genres, analysis of film texts, and reading of film images in their aesthetic, cultural, and literary context.
Instructor:  Mary M. Healey-Jamiel  maryhealey@mail.uri.edu


Intro Film Media (3 Units)

FLM  101 -- Section 0203 -- Course # 14294

Introduction to Film Media. Introduction to techniques of film practice, film history, genres, analysis of film texts, and reading of film images in their aesthetic, cultural, and literary context.
Instructor:  Staff  marina_shron@mail.uri.edu


Top-Film Media Critical Study (4 Units)

FLM  352 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 14303

Topics in Film Media Critical Studies. Critical examination of historical, theoretical and aesthetic topics in world cinema. Pre-requisite: sophomore standing or permission of instructor.
Instructor:  Megan M. Echevarria  mme@uri.edu


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FRENCH


20th Cent Lit in Translation (3 Units)

FRN  393 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 11933

Twentieth Century Literature in Translation. Reading in translation of selected literary works from representative 20th-century authors. No knowledge of French is needed in this course. All readings, assignments and online discussions are conducted in English. This course counts toward the Literature, Cross-Cultural Competence, and Letters GenEd requirements (including for English majors), a 300+ graduation elective, and it counts as a Diversity [D] course. If you have problems enrolling through ecampus, contact apdemarseille@gmail.com for a permission number. Not for major credit in French.
Instructor:  Karen De Bruin  debruin@mail.uri.edu


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GENDER & WOMEN'S STUDIES


Intro. to Women's Studies (3 Units)

GWS  150 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 4646

Introduction to Women's Studies. Images of women in American culture, the theories and processes of socialization, historical perspectives, and implications for social change.
Instructor:  Staff  Email to come


Intro. to Women's Studies (3 Units)

GWS  150 -- Section 0201 -- Course # 6662

Introduction to Women's Studies. Images of women in American culture, the theories and processes of socialization, historical perspectives, and implications for social change.
Instructor:  Staff  Email to come


Intro. to Women's Studies (3 Units)

GWS  150 -- Section 0202 -- Course # 7481

Introduction to Women's Studies. Images of women in American culture, the theories and processes of socialization, historical perspectives, and implications for social change.
Instructor:  Staff  Email to come


Intro. to Women's Studies (3 Units)

GWS  150 -- Section 0203 -- Course # 8522

Introduction to Women's Studies. Images of women in American culture, the theories and processes of socialization, historical perspectives, and implications for social change.
Instructor:  Staff  Email to come


Women's Prof. Dev. & Leader. (3 Units)

GWS  301 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 9026

Women's Professional Development & Leadership. Theory, data, and skill development for career building and leadership. Gender issues in organizational settings, developing professional skills and responses to challenges in the workplace, and strategies for positive change.
Instructor:  Aimee P. Lee  aphe7763@mail.uri.edu


Women's Prof. Dev. & Leader. (3 Units)

GWS  301 -- Section 0201 -- Course # 9863

Women's Professional Development & Leadership. Theory, data, and skill development for career building and leadership. Gender issues in organizational settings, developing professional skills and responses to challenges in the workplace, and strategies for positive change.
Instructor:  Natascha F. Saunders  NataschaSaunders@gmail.com


Special Topics in Women Stdy I (3 Units)

GWS  350 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 4649

Special Topics in Gender and Women's Studies I. Course description to come.
Instructor:  Staff  Email to come


Special Topics in Women Stdy I: Women and Health (3 Units)

GWS  350 -- Section 0201 -- Course # 15907

Special Topics in Gender and Women's Studies I: Women and Health. Course description to come.
Instructor:  Joline MacFarlan  jolinemacfarlan@mail.uri.edu


Special Topics in Women Stdy I (3 Units)

GWS  350 -- Section 0205 -- Course # 15157

Special Topics in Gender and Women's Studies I. Course description to come.
Instructor:  Holly J. Nichols  hjnichols@uri.edu


Special Topics in Women Std II (3 Units)

GWS  351 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 15160

Special Topics in Gender and Women's Studies II. Selected areas of study pertinent to women’s studies. Instruction may be offered in class seminar or tutorial environments according to specific needs and purposes.
Instructor:  Jeanette E. Riley  jen_riley@my.uri.edu


Special Topics in Women Std II: Women in Judaism (3 Units)

GWS  351 -- Section 0202 -- Course # 9860

Special Topics in Gender and Women's Studies II: Women in Judaism. Selected areas of study pertinent to women’s studies. Instruction may be offered in class seminar or tutorial environments according to specific needs and purposes.
Instructor:  Alison L. Rose  arose@mail.uri.edu


Men and Masculinities (3 Units)

GWS  360 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 10256

Men and Masculinities. Examines from a feminist perspective the values, beliefs, myths, realities, research, and writings about men and masculinities in contemporary United States life.
Instructor:  Keith Labelle  klabelle@mail.uri.edu


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GEOGRAPHY


Intro Urban Geo: Undstnd Cities (3 Units)

GEG  202 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 17630
Also listed as: CPL 202

Introduction to Urban Geography: Understanding Cities. Introduction to urbanization processes, primarily in North America; national settlement systems; intra urban form; migration, racial, ethnic, gender and class segregation; urban economics; environmental issues; planning and governance; urban applications of GIS.
Instructor:  Farhad Atash  fatash@mail.uri.edu


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LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE


Survey Landscape Architecture (3 Units)

LAR  201 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 9002

Survey of Landscape Architecture. Introduction to landscape design theory and composition as an applied art form.
Instructor:  Farhad Atash  fatash@mail.uri.edu


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LETTERS


Topics in Letters ( 3 Units)

LET  151 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 5511

Topics in Letters. Description to come.
Instructor:  Lars O. Erickson  lars@uri.edu


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LIBRARY


Intro-Info Literacy (3 Units)

LIB  120 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 10250

Introduction to Information Literacy. In-depth exploration and practice of information literacy skills designed to support college-level research and lifelong learning.
Instructor:  Joanna M. Burkhardt  jburkhardt@mail.uri.edu


Intro-Info Literacy (3 Units)

LIB  120 -- Section 0201 -- Course # 17843

Introduction to Information Literacy. In-depth exploration and practice of information literacy skills designed to support college-level research and lifelong learning.
Instructor:  Kristin M. Almeida  kristin_almeida@my.uri.edu


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MASTER'S IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION   


Organizational Behavior (3 Units)

MBA  502 -- Section 0001 -- Course # 17929

Organizational Behavior. Examination of the theory, research, and practice of organizational behavior in work settings, focusing on individual differences, communications, group dynamics, motivation, and leadership in the workplace. Graduate credit for students matriculated in the MBA and MS in Accounting programs.
Instructor:  Roy R. Twaddle  twaddle@mail.uri.edu
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MATHEMATICS


Elem Mathematical Codebreaking (3 Units)

MTH  105 -- Section 200 -- Course # 13736

Elementary Mathematical Codebreaking. Use of technology to break codes, including those enciphered by substitution, polyalphabetic, polygraphic, and transposition ciphers. Mathematical topics include modular arithmetic, linear systems, probability. Only high school mathematics required.
Instructor:  Thomas J. Bella Jr.  tombella@math.uri.edu


Topics in Mathematics (3 Units)

MTH  108 -- Section 0201 -- Course # 11558

Topics in Mathematics. Introduces the nonmathematics student to the spirit of mathematics and its applications. Presupposes no mathematical background beyond the University admission requirements. Pre-requisite: passing a placement test. Not open to Mathematics majors.
Instructor:  James Baglama  jbaglama@mail.uri.edu


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MICROBIOLOGY


Issues in Biotechnology (3 Units)

MIC  190 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 14048
Also listed as: AFS 190

Issues in Biotechnology. Introduction to modern biotechnology in medical, pharmaceutical, forensic, agricultural, marine, and environmental applications. Consideration of ethical, environmental, health, and social issues. The biological and environmental sciences have been rapidly transformed by the introduction of DNA-based technologies that allow for the precise manipulation and examination of the genetic material of plants, animals and microbes. The applications of these technologies encompass the rapidly growing fields within biotechnology. The tools of biotechnology are currently being applied across the biological sciences to address problems in agricultural crop improvement, marine sciences and aquaculture, medicine, pharmacy, forensics, and public health. The introduction of this field has been extremely rapid and has created a tremendous educational need to keep pace. New career opportunities are now being made that did not exist previously. This course provides an introduction to Biotechnology and its impact on the environmental and life sciences, medicine, and agriculture. First, the basic questions concerning "What is Life?" and "How does it work?" are examined. To address these questions, the fundamental mechanics of biological life, DNA, gene expression and cloning are presented in basic layperson's terms as a basis for the current applications of modern biotechnology. Next, the current basic techniques used for gene cloning, DNA sequencing, PCR and gene transfer are examined. These technologies provide the basis for biotechnological advances in medical, pharmaceutical, agricultural, environmental, and forensic applications. Applications of recombinant DNA and genetic engineering are explored in these areas that are dramatically affecting our society and future. Lastly, the implications of biotechnology to world economy, politics, careers, ecology social concerns and ethics are also discussed.
Instructor:  Albert P. Kausch  akausch@etal.uri.edu


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NATURAL RESOURCES SCIENCES


Issues in Biotechnology (3 Units)

NRS  190 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 14051
Also listed as: AFS 190

Issues in Biotechnology. Introduction to modern biotechnology in medical, pharmaceutical, forensic, agricultural, marine, and environmental applications. Consideration of ethical, environmental, health, and social issues.
Instructor:  Albert P. Kausch  akausch@etal.uri.edu


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NONVIOLENCE AND PEACE STUDIES


Peace Psychology (3 Units)

NVP  425 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 17680
Also listed as: PSY 425

Peace Psychology. Course description to come.
Instructor:  Staff  Email to come


Peace Psychology (3 Units)

NVP  425 -- Section 0201 -- Course # 17681
Also listed as: PSY 425

Peace Psychology. Course description to come.
Instructor:  Staff  Email to come


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NURSING


Human Sexuality (3 Units)

NUR  150 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 6653

Human Sexuality. Interdisciplinary approach to the study of individual and societal determinants in the development, integration, and expression of human sexuality and a code of sexual behavior.
Instructor:  James A. Miller  drjames.miller@gmail.com


Human Sexuality (3 Units)

NUR  150 -- Section 0201 -- Course # 9848

Human Sexuality. Interdisciplinary approach to the study of individual and societal determinants in the development, integration, and expression of human sexuality and a code of sexual behavior.
Instructor:  James A. Miller  drjames.miller@gmail.com


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PHILOSOPHY


Critical Thinking (3 Units)

PHL  101 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 15574

Critical Thinking. Identification, formulation, and evaluation of both inductive and deductive patterns of reasoning. Consideration of topics such as probability, reasoning about causes, fallacies, foundations of argument, and the issues in logical theory.
Instructor:  William H. Krieger  krieger@uri.edu


Critical Thinking (3 Units)

PHL  101 -- Section 0201 -- Course # 15739

Critical Thinking. Identification, formulation, and evaluation of both inductive and deductive patterns of reasoning. Consideration of topics such as probability, reasoning about causes, fallacies, foundations of argument, and the issues in logical theory.
Instructor:  William H. Krieger  krieger@uri.edu


Introduction to Philosophy (3 Units)

PHL  103 -- Section 0201 -- Course # 15577

Introduction to Philosophy. Pursues such basic questions as: What is a person? What is knowledge? Are we free? What is moral right and wrong? Does God exist? What is the meaning of death? Not open to students with 9 or more credits in philosophy.
Instructor:  Bethany G. Vaccaro  bvaccaro@mail.uri.edu


Introduction to Philosophy (3 Units)

PHL  103 -- Section 0202 -- Course # 15850

Introduction to Philosophy. Pursues such basic questions as: What is a person? What is knowledge? Are we free? What is moral right and wrong? Does God exist? What is the meaning of death? Not open to students with 9 or more credits in philosophy.
Instructor:  Bethany G. Vaccaro  bvaccaro@mail.uri.edu


Ethical Prob in Society & Med (3 Units)

PHL  314 -- Section 0201 -- Course # 15580

Ethical Problems in Society and Medicine. Ethical analysis of topics such as war, capital punishment, sexual morality, suicide, animal rights, honesty and deception, world hunger, discrimination, abortion. Pre-requisite: PHL 101 or PHL 103 or one 200-level PHL course or permission of instructor.
Instructor:  Zahra I. Meghani  meghaniz@mail.uri.edu


Ethical Prob in Society & Med (3 Units)

PHL  314 -- Section 0202 -- Course # 15847

Ethical Problems in Society and Medicine. Ethical analysis of topics such as war, capital punishment, sexual morality, suicide, animal rights, honesty and deception, world hunger, discrimination, abortion. Pre-requisite: PHL 101 or PHL 103 or one 200-level PHL course or permission of instructor.
Instructor:  Zahra I. Meghani  meghaniz@mail.uri.edu


PLANT SCIENCES AND ENTOMOLOGY


Issues in Biotechnology (3 Units)

PLS  190 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 14054
Also listed as: AFS 190

Issues in Biotechnology. Introduction to modern biotechnology in medical, pharmaceutical, forensic, agricultural, marine, and environmental applications. Consideration of ethical, environmental, health, and social issues. The biological and environmental sciences have been rapidly transformed by the introduction of DNA-based technologies that allow for the precise manipulation and examination of the genetic material of plants, animals and microbes. The applications of these technologies encompass the rapidly growing fields within biotechnology. The tools of biotechnology are currently being applied across the biological sciences to address problems in agricultural crop improvement, marine sciences and aquaculture, medicine, pharmacy, forensics, and public health. The introduction of this field has been extremely rapid and has created a tremendous educational need to keep pace. New career opportunities are now being made that did not exist previously. This course provides an introduction to Biotechnology and its impact on the environmental and life sciences, medicine, and agriculture. First, the basic questions concerning "What is Life?" and "How does it work?" are examined. To address these questions, the fundamental mechanics of biological life, DNA, gene expression and cloning are presented in basic layperson's terms as a basis for the current applications of modern biotechnology. Next, the current basic techniques used for gene cloning, DNA sequencing, PCR and gene transfer are examined. These technologies provide the basis for biotechnological advances in medical, pharmaceutical, agricultural, environmental, and forensic applications. Applications of recombinant DNA and genetic engineering are explored in these areas that are dramatically affecting our society and future. Lastly, the implications of biotechnology to world economy, politics, careers, ecology social concerns and ethics are also discussed.
Instructor:  Albert P. Kausch  akausch@etal.uri.edu


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PSYCHOLOGY


Towards Self-Understanding (3 Units)

PSY  103 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 1366

Towards Self-Understanding. Individual and social problems of normal persons. Personality development, social behavior, and adjustment reactions with emphasis on increasing awareness of personal and interpersonal functioning.
Instructor:  Mary Zahm  mzahm@etal.uri.edu


Health Psychology (3 Units)

PSY  255 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 9032

Health Psychology. Investigates the relationship between behavior and health; emphasizes the theory and science of health behavior change; explores specific behaviors and behavior change strategies from an individual and public health perspective.
Instructor:  Milena Anatchkova  manatchkova@mail.uri.edu


Health Psychology (3 Units)

PSY  255 -- Section 0201 -- Course # 17967

Health Psychology. Investigates the relationship between behavior and health; emphasizes the theory and science of health behavior change; explores specific behaviors and behavior change strategies from an individual and public health perspective.
Instructor:  Milena Anatchkova  manatchkova@mail.uri.edu


History and Systems of Psychology (3 Units)

PSY  310 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 10247

History and Systems of Psychology. Origins of psychological inquiry and theories of psychology. Transformations of theories and methods of inquiry through the history of our culture including contemporary systems and models of psychological functioning. Prerequisite: PSY 113.
Instructor:  Kathryn Quina  kquina@mail.uri.edu


Learning (3 Units)

PSY  361 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 9065

Learning. Learning process in humans and non-humans, focusing on principles and methods. This course features operant-learning and behavior modification principles and examples from real life.
Instructor:  Daniel Kretchman  kretchman@uri.edu


Intro to Multicultural Psych (3 Units)

PSY  399 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 5936
Also listed as: AAF 399

Intro to Multicultural Psychology. Introductory course focusing on multiculturalism as a major paradigm. Emphasizes the meaning of multiculturalism and associated principles, concepts, and sociocultural factors as related to assessment, intervention, and research.
Instructor:  Paul Anderer  anderer@uri.edu


Intro to Multicultural Psych (3 Units)

PSY  399 -- Section 0201 -- Course # 13682
Also listed as: AAF 399

Intro to Multicultural Psychology. Introductory course focusing on multiculturalism as a major paradigm. Emphasizes the meaning of multiculturalism and associated principles, concepts, and sociocultural factors as related to assessment, intervention, and research.
Instructor:  Jay King  jay_king@mail.uri.edu


Peace Psychology (3 Units)

PSY  425 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 11474

Peace Psychology. Peace Psychology combines aspects of cognitive, social, clinical and cross-cultural psychology that bear on the prevention of violence and the promotion of constructive nonviolent behavior. Pre-requisite: prior coursework in Psychology, or permission of instructor. Prior coursework in another social science is recommended.
Instructor:  Pamela Zappardino  zapinator@mail.uri.edu


Peace Psychology (3 Units)

PSY  425 -- Section 0201 -- Course # 11603

Peace Psychology. Peace Psychology combines aspects of cognitive, social, clinical and cross-cultural psychology that bear on the prevention of violence and the promotion of constructive nonviolent behavior. Pre-requisite: prior coursework in Psychology, or permission of instructor. Prior coursework in another social science is recommended.
Instructor:  Pamela Zappardino  zapinator@mail.uri.edu


App Behavior Analysis & Remed (3 Units)

PSY  471 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 13763

Applied Behavior Analysis & Remediation. Study and application of behavioral approaches used to analyze and remediate behavioral problems of children and adults in educational and human service settings and everyday life.
Instructor:  Cooper Woodard  cwoodard@mail.uri.edu


Applications of Psychology (3 Units)

PSY  478 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 14765

Applications of Psychology: Gender, Culture and Sexuality. This course is designed as a 15 week online course to introduce you to the study of sexuality, gender, and culture. Each of these areas of study is multifaceted and can best be examined from varying perspectives. The course will address a range of topics, from basic anatomy to ways in which sexuality is conceptualized. Within these varying conceptualizations, we will challenge common dichotomies such as male and female; heterosexual and homosexual and examine how gender and culture impact the way we sexually define ourselves, our sexual behaviors, sexual responses, and values.
Instructor:  Pamela Elizabeth  pelizabeth@mail.uri.edu


Psychology of Women (3 Units)

PSY  480 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 1194

Psychology of Women. Discussion of psychological research and theories on the psychology of girls and women from a multicultural perspective. Topics include personality theories, gender similarities and differences, biological aspects of sex and gender, cultural images of women, sexuality, relationships, motherhood, work and achievement, physical and mental health.
Instructor:  Mailee Kue  mailleekue@uri.edu



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Traditions/BIS 100 St (1 Unit)

URI  101B -- Section 0200 -- Course # 14273

Traditions/BIS 100 St. Traditions and Transformations in Lifelong Learning for BIS 100 Students.
Instructor:  Staff  Email to come


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Business Communications (3 Units)

WRT  227 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 2492

Business Communications. Basic business communications forms, group reports and presentations, effective use of electronic mail systems, and design of graphic aids for successful visual communication. (Lec. 3/Online) Open to business majors with sophomore or higher standing. Open to a limited number of writing majors with sophomore or higher standing.
Instructor:  Staff  Email to come


Business Communications (3 Units)

WRT  227 -- Section 0201 -- Course # 2495

Business Communications. Basic business communications forms, group reports and presentations, effective use of electronic mail systems, and design of graphic aids for successful visual communication. (Lec. 3/Online) Open to business majors with sophomore or higher standing. Open to a limited number of writing majors with sophomore or higher standing.
Instructor:  Staff  Email to come


Business Communications (3 Units)

WRT  227 -- Section 0202 -- Course # 2498

Business Communications. Basic business communications forms, group reports and presentations, effective use of electronic mail systems, and design of graphic aids for successful visual communication. (Lec. 3/Online) Open to business majors with sophomore or higher standing. Open to a limited number of writing majors with sophomore or higher standing.
Instructor:  Staff  Email to come


Writing In Electronic Environm (4 Units)

WRT  235 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 12950

Writing in an Electronic Environment. Includes writing with computers; email; Internet; text on screen, graphic- and audio-enhanced text; desktop publishing; study of document design and the history of writing as shaped by technologies.
Instructor:  Frank M. Romanelli Jr.  fromanelli@uri.edu


Writing In Electronic Environm (4 Units)

WRT  235 -- Section 0201 -- Course # 12953

Writing in an Electronic Environment. Includes writing with computers; email; Internet; text on screen, graphic- and audio-enhanced text; desktop publishing; study of document design and the history of writing as shaped by technologies.
Instructor:  Frank M. Romanelli Jr.  fromanelli@uri.edu


Writing Culture (4 Units)

WRT  302 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 17788

Writing Culture. Experience with noncanonical writings that sustain or reshape culture. May include profiles and biographies, reviews, food and fashion writing, liner and exhibition notes.
Instructor:  Staff  Email to come


Writing Culture (4 Units)

WRT  302 -- Section 0201 -- Course # 17787

Writing Culture. Experience with noncanonical writings that sustain or reshape culture. May include profiles and biographies, reviews, food and fashion writing, liner and exhibition notes.
Instructor:  Staff  Email to come


Public Writing (4 Units)

WRT  303 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 12383

Public Writing. Writing in the public sphere. Emphasizes civic literacy, democratic discourse, and writing for social change. May include letters, public documents, electronic forums, activist publications, legislative texts.
Instructor:  Frank M. Romanelli Jr.  fromanelli@uri.edu


Travel Writing (4 Units)

WRT  305 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 12956

Travel Writing. Writing about places both new and familiar. Emphasis on descriptive techniques, the use of facts, and different critical and cultural perspectives. May include place journals, book reviews, proposals, non-fiction essays.
Instructor:  Heather L. Johnson  heatherj2000@yahoo.com


Travel Writing (4 Units)

WRT  305 -- Section 0201 -- Course # 12959

Travel Writing. Writing about places both new and familiar. Emphasis on descriptive techniques, the use of facts, and different critical and cultural perspectives. May include place journals, book reviews, proposals, non-fiction essays.
Instructor:  Staff  Email to come


Writing Health and Disability (3 Units)

WRT  306 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 12386

Writing Health and Disability. Explores the ways we experience, label, and politicize health and disability in our culture. Writing may include narratives, cultural critiques, persuasive essays, and policy proposals.
Instructor:  Staff  Email to come


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