Rhode Island College

2015-2016 Catalog


Core Courses

Courses

First Year Seminar (FYS)

FYS 100 is required in the freshman year, with sections on a wide variety of topics. Each section is discussion-based and focused on developing critical thinking, oral communication, research fluency, and written communication. FYS 100 will not be offered in the summer or the early spring sessions. Students who enter the college as transfer students are not considered first-year students and are exempt from this requirement. Courses are limited to twenty students

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
FYS 100First Year Seminar

4

Fall, Spring.

First Year Writing (FYW)

FYW 100 (or FYW 100P) is required in freshman year. Either course introduces students to college-level writing and helps them develop the writing skills needed for success in college courses. Successful completion of the course (a final grade of C or better) will also meet the College Writing Requirement. Courses are limited to twenty students for FYW 100 (four credit hours); courses are limited to fifteen students for FYW 100P (six credit hours).
CourseTitleCreditsOffered
FYW 100Introduction to Academic Writing

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
FYW 100PIntroduction to Academic Writing PLUS

6

Fall, Spring

Connections (C)

Courses in the Connections category are upper-level courses on topics that emphasize comparative perspectives, such as across disciplines, across time, and across cultures. Students must complete the FYS 100 and FYW 100/FYW 100P/FYW 100H courses and must have earned at least 45 college credits before taking a Connections course. Connections courses cannot be included in any major or minor program.

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
AFRI 262Cultural Issues in Africana Studies

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
ANTH 262Indigenous Rights and the Global Environment

4

Fall, Spring.
ANTH 265Anthropological Perspectives on Childhood

4

Fall, Spring.
ANTH 266Anthropological and Indigenous Perspectives on Place

4

Fall, Spring.
ART 261Art and Money

4

Fall.
BIOL 261The World's Forests

4

Fall (even years).
COMM 261Issues in Free Speech

4

Annually.
COMM 262Dialect: What We Speak

4

As needed.
COMM 263East Asian Media and Popular Culture

4

Spring, Summer.
ENGL 261Arctic Encounters

4

As needed.
ENGL 262Women, Crime, and Representation

4

As needed.
ENGL 263Zen East and West

4

Spring (alternate years).
ENGL 265Women's Stories across Cultures

4

As needed.
ENGL 266Food Matters: The Rhetoric of Eating

4

Spring (alternate years).
FILM 262Cross-Cultural Projections: Exploring Cinematic Representation

4

As needed.
GED 262Native American Narratives

4

Fall, Spring.
GED 263The Holocaust and Genocide

4

As needed.
GED 264Multicultural Views: Same-Sex Orientation and Transsexuality

4

Fall, Spring.
GED 265Disability Viewed Through Cross-Cultural Lenses

4

Fall, Spring.
GED 268Bullying Viewed from Multicultural Lifespan Perspectives

4

Fall, Spring.
GEND 261Resisting Authority: Girls of Fictional Futures

4

Spring (alternate years).
GEOG 261Globalization, Cities and Sustainability

4

Spring.
HIST 263Christianity

4

Fall, Spring.
HIST 267Europe and Beyond: Historical Reminiscences

4

Annually.
HIST 268Civil Rights and National Liberation Movements

4

Annually.
HIST 269Jazz and Civil Rights: Freedom Sounds

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
HIST 272Globalization, 15th Century to the Present

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
HIST 273Latin America and Globalization, 1492-Present

4

Annually.
HIST 275Russia from Beginning to End

4

Fall, Spring.
MUS 261Music and Multimedia

4

As needed.
NURS 262Substance Abuse as a Global Issue

4

Fall.
NURS 264Status of the World's Children

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
PHIL 262Freedom and Responsibility

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
PHIL 263The Idea of God

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
PHIL 265Philosophical Issues of Gender and Sex

4

Fall, Spring.
PHIL 266Asian Philosophies: Theory and Practice

4

Fall, Spring.
POL 262Power and Community

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
POL 266Investing in the Global Economy

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
POL 267Immigration, Citizenship, and National Identity

4

Annually.
SOC 262Sociology of Money

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
SOC 264Sex and Power: Global Gender Inequality

4

Fall, Spring
SOC 267Comparative Perspectives on Higher Education

4

Even years.
SUST 261Exploring Nature Through Art, Science, Technology

4

Fall, Spring.
THTR 261Contemporary Black Theatre: Cultural Perspectives

4

Annually.