Goal 7 - Human Diversity

One course minimum.

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BIOL1040
Biology of Women (Goal 3 & 7)

This course is designed to explore aspects of biology that apply specifically to women. The course examines the following areas: genetics of sex determination, male and female reproductive systems, gender development, reproductive biology, intelligence, aging, disease, behavior and evolution as it relates to the biology of women. Issues regarding human diversity will be considered as they arise as well as perceived and actual gender differences between men and women. Upon completing the course, the student should have a basic understanding of the issues raised (i.e. basic information about the biology involved), have an ability to critically analyze and discuss the issues, be able to articulate a position on appropriate issues relevant to the student goals, objectives and outcomes related to human diversity, and support the position. The student will also gain experience in utilizing library and /or Internet research resources. This course also is activity-centered and includes lab-like activities including case study analysis, histology, female and male and anatomy, female and male reproductive issues, identifying structures and processes of mitosis and meiosis, and additional lab-like activities as appropriate to the topics studied. MnTC (Goals 3/NS and 7/HD); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 3 - Natural Sciences

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ENGL1113
Creative Writing: Nonfiction (Goal 6 & 7)

This is an introductory writing course in creative nonfiction. In lecture/workshop format, students examine models, then write and revise essays drawn from personal experience, memory, observation and reflection. Writing is shared in small groups and/or individual conferences. MnTC (Goals 6/HU and Goal 7/HD); (1 Cr - 1 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts

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ENGL1115
Creative Writing: Fiction (Goal 6 & 7)

This is an introductory writing course in creative fiction. In lecture/workshop format, students examine fiction models, noting technique for creating believable character, dialogue and conflict. Students then create one or several works of fiction. Writing is shared in small groups and/or individual conferences. MnTC (Goals 6/HU and Goal 7/HD); (1 Cr - 1 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts

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ENGL1131
Fiction (Goal 6 & 7)

This course is the analytic study of short stories and novels. British and American authors are emphasized, though some literature in translation is read. Focus is on how to read narrative fiction with maximum understanding and critical judgment. MnTC (Goal 6/HU and 7/HD); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts

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ENGL1132
Ethnic Literature (Goal 6 & 7)

This course explores literary works from a variety of American ethnic groups. Focus is on the text as a work of art created by an ethnic writer. Students will examine ways in which the writer's ethnicity may influence the text, the ways the text reflects/critiques/endorses the writer's ethnic group, and the ways the text reflects/critiques/endorses the dominant culture. MnTC (Goals 6/HU and Goal 7/HD); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts

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ENGL2231
Modern Literature (Goal 6 & 7)

This course explores literary developments from World War I to the present, drawing readings from a variety of genres and cultures. Emphasis will be placed not only on analysis and understanding of the texts, but on the social, historical, cultural, and psychological factors that influence and shape literature of the 20th century. MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 7/HD); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts

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ENGL2241
American Literature I (Goal 6 & 7)

This course explores developments in American Literature between 1492 and 1865. Students will explore both historical and formal developments affecting literature of this period, as well as similarities/differences among the works covered. Specific issues addressed may include early written representations of America, the influence of Puritanism on American writers, important documents of the Federalist period, and the American Romantic movement, including Transcendentalism. MNTC (Goals 6/HUand 7/HD); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts

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ENGL2242
American Literature II (Goal 6 & 7)

This course explores developments in American Literature between 1865 and the present. Students will explore both historical and formal developments affecting literature of this period, as well as the similarities/differences among the works covered. Some of the specific issues addressed include the rise of Realism and Naturalism, Regionalism and Post-Modernism. MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 7/HD); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts

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HIST1001
United States History: Colonial to 1877 (Goal 5 & 7)

This survey course examines the genesis of American culture, society and politics in the colonial period to the Revolution. It also includes the study of the early national period to the post-Civil War years.MnTC (Goals 5/SS and 7/HD); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 5 - History and the Social & Behavioral Sciences

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HIST1002
United States History: 1877 - Present (Goal 5 & 7)

This survey course emphasizes the settlement of the West, industrialism, the rise of the United States to world power, and the post-World War II gender, racial and class revolutions, which helped move the American reality closer to the American ideal. MnTC (Goals 5/SS and 7/HD); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 5 - History and the Social & Behavioral Sciences

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HIST1020
Minnesota History (Goal 5 & 7)

This survey course examines Minnesota's historical development from the pre-Columbian period to the present. It will especially focus on the loss of Native American control of the state, as well as the development of Minnesota's unique political culture. MnTC (Goals 5/SS and 7/HD); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 5 - History and the Social & Behavioral Sciences

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PSYC1105
General Psychology (Goal 5 & 7)

This course introduces the student to general topics in psychology and is designed to provide an overview of the field of psychology and human behavior.  Topics include psychology as a behavioral science, the scientific method, biological foundations of behavior, sensation, perception, consciousness, learning, memory, thinking, language, intelligence, motivation, emotion, lifespan development, social psychology, stress and coping, and a brief overview of psychological disorders and therapies.

MnTC (Goal 5/SS and Goal 7/HD); (4 Cr – 4 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 5 - History and the Social & Behavioral Sciences

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SOCI1101
Introduction to Sociology (Goal 5 & 7)

This course is a survey of the sociological concepts, theories and ideas that have been developed through the scientific study of human interaction. The emphasis of the course is the description and analysis of the nature and characteristics of societies, the structure and processes of social life, the influence of social forces on individuals and groups with an emphasis on cultural diversity and globalism. MnTC (Goals 5/SS and 7/HD); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 5 - History and the Social & Behavioral Sciences

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SOCI2103
Marriage and Family (Goal 5 & 7)

This course focuses on the social processes and social structures of courtship, marriage, and family. The relationships between society, cultures, family systems, families and individuals will also be examined. MnTC (Goals 5/SS and 7/HD); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 5 - History and the Social & Behavioral Sciences

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SOCI2125
Cultural Diversity (Goal 5 & 7)

This course examines the historical framework and the social interactions of racial and ethnic groups in the United States. Gender, sexual orientation, religion and other characteristics that contribute to a culturally diverse society are also described and analyzed in this course. MnTC (Goals 5/SS and 7/HD); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 5 - History and the Social & Behavioral Sciences

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SOCI2150
Sexuality and Relationships (Goal 5 & 7)

This course focuses on sexuality and interpersonal relationships. The following topics will be emphasized: healthy sexual attitudes, communicating about sexuality and relationships, decision making, responsibility, values, gender roles, sexual abuse, dealing with changing expectations in relationships and society, differentiating healthy from unhealthy relationships, and forms of intimacy. MnTC (Goals 5/SS and 7/HD); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 5 - History and the Social & Behavioral Sciences

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SPCH1200
Interpersonal Communication (Goal 1 & 7)

This course focuses on communicating more effectively in personal, social, and professional environments and examining the practical and theoretical aspects of human communication. The course also addresses such topics as self-esteem, listening, effective language, nonverbal communication, assertiveness, leadership, conflict, cultural communication, and computer-mediated communication. Human diversity issues and cultural/intercultural factors and how they affect human communication are examined. MnTC (Goals 1/CM 7/HD); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 1 - Communication

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SPCH1310
Communication in a Diverse World (Goal 1 & 7)

This course examines the interconnections between communication and culture. Students will assess the impact of cultural perceptions and how they affect communication behaviors in real contexts and analyze how culture and language impact these behaviors and perceptions. Students  read, observe, discuss, listen, explore, interview, present and react to how culture impacts communication processes. There will be an emphasis on learning communication skills to better enable students to communicate with people from other cultures.
MnTC (Goals 1/C and 7/HD); (3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 1 - Communication

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THTR2100
Beginning Acting (Goal 6 & 7)

This course is an introduction to the theory and practice of acting for stage and camera. The class is designed not only for those wanting to improve stage skills, but also for those wanting to present a confident edge needed whenever appearing before a group, personally or professionally. MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 7/HD); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts

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THTR2222
Speech for Performance (Goal 6 & 7)

This skills course emphasizes voice production and voice analysis and improvement, including effective breathing, tone, resonance, articulation and pronunciation using the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). Students will share with the class selections of prose, poetry, drama and nonfiction demonstrating vocal quality and expression. The analysis of literary selections leads to effective performance choices for voice and body. Students should be aware that there are both academic and performance requirements within the class structure. MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 7/HD); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts

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