Preceptorials Linked to the Globalization LLC


COMM 101: Introduction to Communication

Preceptor: Dr. Leeva Chung
Credit: Social Science Core // 3 UNITS

An examination of the principles and contexts of human communication. Some of the principles surveyed are perception, listening, nonverbal communication, and persuasion. The primary contexts examined include interpersonal, group, organizational, and public communication.  

COMP 150: Computer Programming I

Preceptor: Dr. Eric Jiang
Credit: Elective Credit // 3 UNITS

Computers are the future! If you want to master the computer tools and technology that will change the way we do just about everything, then you should consider taking this course.
This preceptorial course is intended for students new to the world of computer programming and interested in pursuing a major or minor in computer science. The course offers an introduction to computer programming in Java. With emphasis on object-oriented programming practice and problem solving skills, it provides students with a balanced coverage of programming concepts and techniques, Java basics, algorithms and many practical applications.

Prerequisite: MATH 115 (College Algebra) or equivalent.

ECON 101: Introduction to Microeconomics

Preceptor: Dr. Joey Gabaldon
Credit: Social Science Core // 3 UNITS

In Microeconomics we examine decision making by looking at how costs, benefits, and incentives influence choices, and how these choices affect individuals and markets.  In this LLC, we explore how Globalization has in a single generation changed the entire dynamic of international economics and relationships and what to expect the drivers and outcomes to be of even a more fully integrated future world.  In conjunction with studies of consumer behavior and the theory of the firm, we discuss trade and finance, as well as the intended effects and the unintended consequences of international economic competitiveness.  We address Globalization as it impacts societal issues--political, institutional, and cultural—and why some nations fare poorly with economic growth, although highly educated or resourced, while other nations thrive.

ENVI 104: Natural Disasters

Preceptor: Dr. John Yin
Credit: Physical Science Core // 3 UNITS

This course will give students an introduction to the earth and the dynamic natural processes that impact humanity and life in general. Man and nature are becoming increasingly intertwined as the human race continues to proliferate. This course will emphasize the fundamental scientific principles and processes related to natural disasters such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, severe weather, hurricanes, meteorite impacts, and climate change. Historic catastrophes will be emphasized. Together with ENVI 104L, this course satisfies the core curriculum requirement for a physical science course with a laboratory. 

LANG 194: Food: National Cultures, Global Contexts

Preceptor: Dr. Rebecca Ingram
Credit: Literature and Diversity Core // 3 UNITS

Are we really what we eat? What makes Italian food "Italian"? What’s the difference between a Spanish "tortilla" and a Mexican one and why does it matter?
Everything having to do with food is a cultural act (Montanari), and food, cooking, and eating have central roles in defining national cultures and in challenging them. In this course, we’ll learn how to think with food. This means we’ll consider how it creates identities and communities, how it exerts power and signifies privilege, and how it marks commonalities and differences, all by working with literary and film texts treating the discrete and intermingling food cultures that characterize our globalized world.

Note: Taught in English and satisfies Literature and Diversity Core requirements.

PHIL 101: Introduction to Logic

Preceptor: Dr. Lori Watson
Credit: Philosophy Core // 3 UNITS

A basic orientation course treating the principal problems of philosophy, such as knowledge, human nature, God, etc. Ah historic approach may also be used as a means of further clarification of the topics being discussed.

POLS 170: Intro to International Relations

Preceptor: Dr. Emily Edmonds-Poli
Credit: Social Science Core // 3 UNITS

This course introduces students to the study of international relations.  Students will acquire an understanding of international relations theory and the basic analytic tools necessary to comprehend the nature and relevance of interstate phenomena such as war and international security, trade and economic development, as well as the role of international organizations such as the UN and NGOs, and problems associated with human rights and the global environment. Studying these issues will create an understanding of how interconnected countries are and in the process, demonstrate how people and events in other parts of the world have an effect on us, and we on them.

THRS 203: Jesus of Hollywood

Preceptor: Dr. Evelyn Kirkley
Credit: Theology and Religious Studies Core // 3 UNITS

Jesus of Nazareth is the most popular subject on film. As early as 1912, his life story has been told in hundreds of films. This course examines the life and message of Jesus and the beliefs and practices of Christianity through the lens of Hollywood and international films, exploring biblical, theological, historical, and socio-cultural issues. Students will make a short "Jesus film" as part of the course.

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