Fall 2014

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The course offerings below are for Fall 2014. Theme-based course descriptions are also listed. A comprehensive list of courses offered at Unity College is found on The Unity College Catalog

Unity College Courses for Fall 2014

 
Fall 2014 Course Offerings - A complete list of course offerings for Fall 2014.
 

Theme-based Course Descriptions Fall 2014

AR 2113-01 CREATIVE WRITNG: WRITING FOR CHANGE

Students will study and practice a range of genres that relate to activism, such as protest songs, poems, plays, novels, and digital stories. The class will plan and participate in a series of public events where students will share their work and engage in direct action.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites:  CM 1003
 

AR 3103-01 ART EXPLORATIONS: WATERCOLOR

This course is an introduction to the specialized discipline of watercolor painting.  We will painting from the landscape, observation, and other sources.
Course fee: $50.00
Credits:  3
Prerequisites:  Sophomore Status
 

AR 3103-02  ART EXPLORATIONS:  PRINTMAKING

This course will provide an introduction to various printmaking methods through monoprints, screenprinting, block printing and experimental processes. Historical and contemporary print imagery will be examined throughout the class as a means for the student to understand the range of expression possible through printmaking. 
Credits:  3
Prerequisites:  Sophomore Status
 

BI 2111-01  THEMES IN FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE: COASTAL FISHERIES OF MAINE

This course will examine coastal fisheries of Maine. The major topics that will be covered include: 1) the historical coastal fishing industry of Maine, 2) species identification of local marine resources, 3) the fisherman’s perspective on coastal fishing and sustainability, 4) conservation concerns of local fisheries, 5) implications of climate change on coastal fisheries in Maine, 6) and  marine fisheries management in Maine. This is a lab based class with a number of field trips and student projects, and will provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities that will help them pursue marine fisheries careers and/or graduate opportunities.
Credits: 1
Prerequisites:  None
 

BI 3263-01 SPECIAL TOPICS IN BIOLOGY: HERPETOLOGY

In Herpetology students will learn about amphibians and reptiles. The term reptiles is something of a misnomer, as it is an artificial (non-monophyletic) group – crocodilians are more closely related to birds than they are to lizards. In fact, the grouping of amphibians and reptiles is somewhat strange as well, since snakes are more closely related to mammals than they are to frogs! Through a series of lectures students will be introduced to the origin, evolution, ecology, natural history, and conservation of frogs, salamanders, caecilians, lizards, snakes, crocodilians, tuataras and turtles. Using in- and out-of-class exercises students will explore the global and local diversity of these often overlooked and enigmatic, yet endlessly fascinating creatures.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: 
 

ES 2883-01  FRACKED OUT: INVESTIGATING THE GAS RUSH

This seminar course will examine the conservation and natural resource management issues associated with ongoing rapid global change.  The class will investigate the roles of climate disruption and land use change as the primary drivers of ecological change.  Participants will review the relevant primary literature and develop a report based on their choice of topic.  Students will develop transdisciplinary skills in problem focused critical analysis.  This course will serve as a means of meeting learning outcomes for the domains of science and social science.
Credits:  3
Prerequisites:  None
 

ES 4501-01  E.S. SEMINAR: IMPLICATIONS AND MANAGEMENT OF ECOLOGICAL CHANGE

This seminar course will examine the conservation and natural resource management issues associated with ongoing rapid global change.  The class will investigate the roles of climate disruption and land use change as the primary drivers of ecological change.  Participants will review the relevant primary literature and develop a report based on their choice of topic.  Students will develop transdisciplinary skills in problem focused critical analysis.  This course will serve as a means of meeting learning outcomes for the domains of science and social science.
Credits: 1
Prerequisite: Junior status and a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.40.
 

HN 2061-01 HONOR SEMINAR: THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS: MATH AND PHOTOGRAPHY

This course will integrate a hands-on exploration of mathematical concepts with artistic expression.  In particular, students will work on creative projects that illustrate the geometry of tessellations, fractal patterns, the Golden Ratio, M.C. Escher, two and three dimensional symmetry, and perspective through photography and digital imaging.
Credits: 1
Prerequisites:  Enrollment in Honors Program
 

HU 2023-01   TOPICS IN HUMANITIES: NATURE IN EARLY MODERN CULTURE

This course examines the ways in which writings from the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance reflect the views of pre-technological societies concerning the natural world.  Students will read a range of genres in order to gain perspectives on cultural phenomena such as myth and religion, art, and science as it was practiced in this period of history.  Outcomes focus on higher level reading, writing and critical thinking skills. 
Credits:  3
Prerequisites:  CM 1003
 

SA 2883-01  COLD SEASON FOOD PRODUCTION

Maine imports most of its food during the cold-weather months.  Using Unity College’s new Half Moon Field Station as our laboratory we will study methods that have promise for increasing the environmental sustainability, economic viability, and community resilience of our food system.
Credits:  3
Prerequisites:  None

 

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