Visual Art and Cultural Values II: Early Fourteenth Century to the Present - ART 102
Examines the production of art from the fifteenth through the twentieth centuries. Explores art from a variety of cultures and geographic regions. Introduces students to the conventional designations of stylistic periods, treats major works and artists of these eras, and acquaints the student with the traditional methods of art history. Emphasis will be given in establishing the differences between Spanish Art and its European counterpart. Includes visits to art museums in Madrid and Toledo. (3 credits).
Ethics - PHL 104
What is a good life? What factors should shape the ethical decisions we make? And how do ethics relate to artistic, intellectual, and social aspects of our lives? This course studies and debates classical and modern ethical theories, through philosophical and literary texts. It then brings these theories into conversation with a range of contemporary ethical issues, from punishment to medical ethics to the environment. (3 credits).
General Psychology - PSY 100
Foundations for understanding human behavior. Study of the brain and nervous system, sensation and perception, motivation, learning, maturation and development, personality theory, abnormal behavior, psychotherapy, and social psychology. (3 credits).
EC Transitions - EC 100
This course addresses all first year students and offers support and efficient strategies to meet a variety of challenges which an academic setting poses. Students learn how to act efficiently and meaningfully in order to adjust and succeed in this new context. A large part of the course is dedicated to the teaching of study skills promoting students’s persistence and achievement. Furthermore, students will develop the necessary social skills to set and realize their academic goals. In order to act appropiately and effectively in multicultural environments students will also practice intercultural skills. (1 credit).