Goal 8 - Global Perspective

One course minimum. 

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ANTH2240
Cultural Anthropology (Goal 5 & 8)

This course introduces cultural and social processes that influence human behavior using comparative examples from different cultural groups and historical periods with the goal of better understanding the broad range of human behavioral potentials and those influences that shape the different expressions of these potentials. MnTC (Goals 5/SS and 8/GP); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

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

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ARTS1101
Introduction to Art (Goal 6 & 8)

This course is designed for the beginning student who wishes to get a better understanding of the concepts in art. Master works of art of many cultures, past and present, are examined and analyzed allowing the student to develop an art vocabulary, and knowledge of formal elements and principles of design related to specific works of art. Once basic elements and principles are mastered, the student will gain the confidence to examine, understand, and appreciate any work of art, traditional or contemporary. Recommended for art majors. MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 8/GP); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 studio)

Also satisfies: Goal 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts

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ARTS1102
Art History I (Goal 6 & 8)

This course is a survey of historical works of art. Architecture, sculpture, and painting are studied in the context of the periods in which they were produced. Each artistic period is examined in light of social, economic, and cultural significance. This study of artistic expression begins with the earliest attempt at image making and continues through the 15th Century. Recommended for art majors. MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 8/GP); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 studio)

Also satisfies: Goal 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts

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ARTS1103
Art History II (Goal 6 & 8)

This course is a survey of art that will begin with the 14th century and proceed to the present. Architecture, sculpture, and painting are viewed in stylistic classes on the basis of their likeness and the periods in which they were produced. Each artistic period is examined in light of social, economic, and human development within each given era. Completing ARTS 1102 before this course enhances student learning. Recommended for art majors. MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 8/GP); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 studio)

Also satisfies: Goal 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts

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ARTS1119
Cultural Arts (Goal 6 & 8)

This course is designed to introduce students to artworks found and produced in diverse cultures around the globe. Students will utilize craft media to experience the arts and use a variety of cultural perspectives to develop an appreciation and greater understanding of the cultural diversity existing in the art world. The relationship between the material culture (arts and crafts) and non-material culture (values and beliefs) of a society will be researched and analyzed to develop a sense of aesthetics applied to artworks from diverse cultures.MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 8/GP); (3 Cr - 1 lect, 2 studio)

Also satisfies: Goal 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts

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ECON2291
Macroeconomics (Goal 5 & 8)

This course introduces the basic principles and methods of economics and then applies them to national income accounts, aggregate supply and demand, business cycles, economic growth and monetary and fiscal policy. There will be a special emphasis on international trade and the global economy. MnTC (Goals 5/SS and 8/GP); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

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

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ECON2292
Microeconomics (Goal 5 & 8)

This course is an analysis of current United States and world policies, issues and problems using some basic principles of economics with special emphasis on decision making by individuals and firms. MnTC (Goals 5/SS and 8/GP); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

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

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ENGL1103
Introduction to Literature (Goal 6 & 8)

This is an introductory literature course designed to increase a student's critical and analytical skills in reading. Included is a study of literature by genre: the short story, drama, poetry and the novel. Emphasis in the selections is on American and English literature although some works in translation are read. Critical and interpretive papers are required. MnTC (Goals 6/ HU and 8/GP); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts

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ENGL1107
Honors Composition II (Goal 1 & 8)

This honors section is a second semester composition course focused on an enriched study of Peace Studies and the writing of an academic research paper. Students learn how to employ the resources of an academic library and how to cite those sources in a fully documented analytical/interpretive term paper. This course explores nonfiction works addressing issues of peace and nonviolence from such authors as Dorothy Day, Leo Tolstoy, Mohandas Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., Colman McCarthy, H.D. Thoreau, and Thomas Merton. Students will engage in a number of discussions and assignments in an attempt to foster greater understanding of issues related to peace studies. Students may watch films, read literature, research historical figures, and present reports on important topics along with other types of course work all designed to assist in the exploration of peace studies. Honors courses emphasize independent inquiry, informed discussion, and direct application within small transformative classes, which feature close working relationships with instructors. Prerequisites: ENGL 1101.

MnTC (Goals 1/CM and 8/GP); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 1 - Communication

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FREN1101
Elementary French I (Goal 6 & 8)

This course will provide a basic knowledge of the French language and culture. Students will develop skills in the areas of listening, reading, speaking, writing and grammar in French. These skills will be learned in the context of French culture. MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 8/GP); (4 Cr - 4 lect, 0 lab)

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FREN1102
Elementary French II (Goal 6 & 8)

This course will provide a basic knowledge of the French language and culture in a continuation of French 1101. Students will further develop skills in the areas of listening, reading, speaking, writing, and grammar in French in accordance with the American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) standards. These skills will be learned in the context of French culture. Prerequisites: FREN 1101 or instructor approval. MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 8/GP); (4 Cr - 4 lect, 0 lab)

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FREN2110
Intermediate French I (Goal 6 & 8)

This course will provide a better knowledge of the French language and culture and continue to build on the skills acquired in French 1101 and 1102. Students will further develop skills in the areas of listening, reading, speaking, writing and grammar in French in accordance with the American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) standards. These skills will be taught in the context of French culture. Prerequisites: FREN 1102 or equivalent. MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 8/GP); (4 Cr - 4 lect, 0 lab)

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FREN2112
Intermediate French II (Goal 6 & 8)

This course will provide a better knowledge of the French language and culture and continue to build on the skills acquired in French 2110. Students will further develop skills in the areas of listening, reading, speaking, writing, and grammar in French. These skills will be taught in the context of French culture in accordance with the American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) standards. Prerequisites: FREN 2110 or equivalent. MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 8/GP); (4 Cr - 4 lect, 0 lab)

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GEOG1200
Human Geography (Goal 5 & 10)

This course introduces the worldwide effects of human occupancy of the earth and the influences of location on human behavior. Topics include patterns in spaces, cultural influences, means of livelihood, political spaces and human effects on the environment. MnTC (Goals 5/SS and 10/PE); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 10 - People and the Environment, Goal 5 - History and the Social & Behavioral Sciences

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HIST1011
Early European History (Ancient to 1688) (Goal 5 & 8)

This survey course explores the European history from its origins to “Glorious Revolution” of 1688 in England. The course will especially focus on the Greco-Roman roots of western civilization, the medieval period, the Renaissance and the Protestant Reformation.

MnTC (Goals 5/SS and 8/GP); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

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

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HIST1012
Modern European History (1688 – Present) (Goal 5 & 8)

This survey course looks at modern European civilization from the “Glorious Revolution” of 1688 in England to present.  It focuses on the political revolutions of the nineteenth-century, industrialism, imperialism, and the twentieth-century decline of European power.


MnTC (Goals 5/SS and 8/GP); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

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

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HIST1030
Modern World History (Goal 5 & 8)

This survey course examines world history from the late nineteenth-century to the present. It focuses on the decline of European global domination, the world wars, the Cold War, "Third World" liberation movements and the rise of non-European powers. MnTC (Goals 5/SS and 8/GP); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

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

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HUMA1101
Humanities I (Goal 6 & 8)

This course examines the artifacts of prehistory and the birth of civilizations in Egypt and ancient Sumer. An examination of the Classical legacy, the contribution of Greece and Rome, is followed by a study of the patterns of life and art in the Medieval West. The course culminates in a study of the flowering of ideas and arts of the Renaissance. In all content areas instruction will focus and emphasis will be placed on history, literature, art, philosophy, architecture, music, and archeology. This course may also include arts and culture in non-Western societies. MnTC Goals (6/HU and 8/GP); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts

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HUMA1102
Humanities II (Goal 6 & 8)

This course examines the High Renaissance including the challenge of the Protestant Reformation and its response - the Counter Reformation. A view of the Baroque style in art, architecture and literature is counterpointed by examining the rise of science with its confidence in the power of human reason and culminating with an analysis of eighteenth century art, music, and society. Students will investigate the progress from Realism to Modernism in the 19th and 20th Centuries. In all content areas instruction will focus and emphasis will be placed on history, literature, art, philosophy, architecture, music, and archeology. This course may also include arts and culture in non-Western societies. MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 8/GP); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts

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HUMA2263
Religions of the World (Goal 6 & 10)

This course examines the major world religions and their "sub-groups." Emphasis is placed on when, where and under what influences the various religions developed, the geographical areas of the world where the religions are located, as well as the primary tenents, qualities and characteristics of the religions. The course examines the place and role of religion in human life. MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 8/GP); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts

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HUMA2265
Honors Religions of the World (Goal 6 & 8)

Students in Honors Religions of the World will examine the major world religions and their “sub-groups.” Emphasis is placed on when, where and under what influences the various religions developed, the geographical areas of the world where the religions are located, as well as the primary tenants, qualities and characteristics of the religions. The course examines the place and role of religion in human life. The honors sections of Religions of the World will ask students to directly engage primary texts from each of the religions studied and strive to encourage and highlight direct experience with individuals, representatives, and sacred places related to the religions studied.  Honors courses will emphasize independent inquiry, informed discussion, and direct application within small transformative classes which feature close working relationships with instructors.  

MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 8/GP); (3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts

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MUSC1111
Survey of Music (Goal 6 & 8)

This course is a survey of music and musical style from the beginning of recorded music history through the present. It includes a brief introduction to musical elements and is designed for the student who has little or no training in music. It combines instruction in musical terminology with extensive, critical listening along with an overview of the history of Western music. MnTC (Goal 6/HU and 8/GP); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts

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PSCI1030
International Relations (Goal 5 & 8)

This is an introduction to international relationships of the modern world. Special emphasis will be placed on long-term trends and on current international developments. MnTC (Goals 5/SS and 8/GP); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

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

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SPAN1001
Beginning Spanish I (Goal 6 & 8)

This course is designed for the beginning-level student with no previous knowledge of Spanish. Course content focuses on developing speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in accordance with the American Council of Teachers of Foreign Language and Culture (ACTFL) standards. Emphasis is placed on learning useful vocabulary for a variety of everyday situations. Cultural materials develop an awareness and understanding of the arts, customs, history, culture and literature of Spanish-speaking people and countries throughout the world. This study creates a comparison of cultural, social and linguistic differences and similarities. This course also explores how the ideas and values of Spanish-speaking cultures are expressed in the arts and humanities within a social and historical context.MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 8/GP); (4Cr – 4 lect, 0 lab)

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SPAN1002
Beginning Spanish II (Goal 6 & 8)

This course is designed for students who have completed SPAN 1001 or approximately one year of high school Spanish. Course content focuses on developing speaking, listening, read and writing skills in Spanish in accordance with the American Council of Teachers of Foreign Language and Culture (ACTFL) standards. Emphasis is placed on learning useful vocabulary for a variety of everyday situations. Cultural materials develop an awareness and understanding of the arts, customs, history, culture and literature of Spanish-speaking people in countries throughout the world. This study creates a comparison of cultural, social and linguistic differences and similarities. In addition, this course explores how the ideas and values of Spanish-speaking cultures are expressed in the arts and humanities within a social and historical context.MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 8/GP); (4Cr - 4lect, 0 lab)

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SPAN2001
Intermediate Spanish I (Goal 6 & 8)

This course presents a comprehensive review and continued development of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in accordance with the ACTFL (American Council of Teachers of Foreign Language) standards. It includes special emphasis on communicating ideas in conversation and in writing in order to increase proficiency. Cultural materials develop an awareness and understanding of the arts, customs, history, culture and literature of Spanish-speaking people and countries throughout the world. This study creates a comparison of cultural, social and linguistic differences and similarities. This course also explores how the ideas and values of Spanish-speaking cultures are expressed in the arts and humanities within a social and historical context. This course is intended for students who have successfully completed SPAN 1002, or approximately two years of high school Spanish. MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 8/GP); (4Cr - 4 lect, 0 lab)

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SPAN2002
Intermediate Spanish II (Goal 6 & 8)

This course is designed for students who have completed SPAN 2001 or approximately three years of high school Spanish. Course content focuses on strengthening speaking, listening, reading, and writing in Spanish in accordance with the American Association of Teachers of Foreign Language (ACTFL) standards. Emphasis is placed on communicating ideas in conversation and composition in order to increase proficiency. Cultural materials develop an awareness and understanding of the arts, customs, history, culture and literature of Spanish-speaking people and countries throughout the world. This study creates a comparison of cultural, social and linguistic differences and similarities. This course also explores how the ideas and values of Spanish-speaking cultures are expressed in the arts and humanities within a social and historical context.MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 8/GP); (4Cr – 4 lect, 0 lab)

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