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Biology


BI 107 FOUNDATIONS OF BIOCHEMISTRY & LAB

This course seeks to develop an understanding of and appreciation for the chemical basis of life. Fundamental principles of general, organic, and biological chemistry are covered with particular emphasis on clinical applications. Adequate preparation for this course should include a working knowledge of high school level algebra.

BI 108 Microbiology & LAB

This course focuses on the general principles underlying the life processes of microorganisms. Topics include microbial cell structure, metabolism, genetics, and growth characteristics. Emphasis is given to disease-causing (pathogenic) microorganisms and the various systems of defense employed by the human host.

BI 222: FIELD STUDIES IN TROPICAL BIOLOGY 

Tropical Biology (BI 221) and Field Studies in Tropical Biology (BI 222) constitute a four-credit, two-course sequence that introduces students to the biological complexity of tropical ecosystems.  BI 221 is a 2-credit course offered during spring semester (odd years) that examines the fundamental scientific concepts and theories that describe tropical systems.  Course work will cover a variety of topics, including the natural history of tropical biota, patterns of species diversity, rainforest ecology and conservation, coral reef ecology, and Belizean history and culture.  BI 222 is a 2-credit course offered in the summer (odd years) that complements the understanding of tropical biology students have gained in the classroom by providing a hands-on field experiences in the ecologically diverse Central American country of Belize.  Throughout the trip, Saint Anselm faculty (Dr. Eric Berry and Dr. Lori LaPlante) and local experts will lead field exercises in two of the most species-rich ecosystems on the planet, the neo-tropical rainforest and coral reef.  With its emphasis on Belizean ecosystems and travel within the country, this course provides students a unique opportunity to learn about and then experience the ecology and culture of a different country.    

Watch a short video from previous classes in the rainforest or out on the coral reef. See pictures at our Facebook site. Note to Biology majors: completion of both BI221 and BI222 are necessary to count as one of your major elective laboratory courses.

BI 344: NUTRITION

An introduction to the science of nutrition focusing on biochemical foundations (carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals) as they apply to human health (diet, physical activity, and healthful considerations for, for example, fluid balance, and bone and blood health). Eating disorders, food safety, nutrition through the life cycle, and global/cultural considerations are also covered. This course will be offered in alternating years.

BI 421-422: INDEPENDENT RESEARCH IN BIOLOGY

Individualized research experience in the biological sciences, under the direction of a science faculty member.

BI 451, BI 452, BI 453: BIOLOGY INTERNSHIP

Qualified students may be offered the opportunity to develop, with the aid of the chairperson of the department, an internship experience relevant to their academic needs. Assessment will be based on a portfolio that includes the agency's outcome assessment, the student's objective and subjective journal, and a primary-source referenced term paper in an area allied to the internship. Contact Prof. Daniel Lavoie (641-7161 or  DLavoie@Anselm.Edu for more information and to apply for internships before registering.

Chemistry


CH 130-CH 131: GENERAL CHEMISTRY I AND II & LAB

The principles of chemistry with emphasis on the pertinent aspects of chemical theory and behavior. The descriptive chemistry of the more common elements is investigated and correlated to their structures, reactivity and properties. The laboratory work is largely quantitative with particular emphasis on scientific observation, recording of data, and evaluation of results.  

CH 250-251: ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I AND II & LAB

A study of the structure, nomenclature, preparations, characterization methods and reactions of organic compounds. Modern theories and reaction mechanisms will be used as unifying bases

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Computer Science


CS 101: DIGITAL LITERACY

Computers and their applications are at the center of our everyday lives. In this course, we explore what it means to communicate effectively and engage in critical thinking and problem solving using computers as a creative tool. Students learn how to analyze information and problem solve using Word Processing, Spreadsheet, Presentation, Database, Cloud Computing, Wiki/Blog and GIS to visualize, organize, present, document, explain, and query information. Students also learn how to create basic web pages in order to share them with a greater audience.

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Economics and Business


EC 141: PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS: MICRO

Examines the concept of the firm and the way it operates in the economy. Topics such as price determination, resource allocation, costs, and welfare are examined.

 EC 142: PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS: MACRO

Designed to give students a basic understanding of the national economy through a study of economic theory.    Topics include unemployment, inflation, economic growth, the business cycle, and government stabilization policy.

EC 481: INTERNSHIP

Students intern with businesses, organizations and/or companies throughout the United States. Students must complete at least 120 hours at the internship site, as well as complete academic assignments to successfully meet the requirements of the course. This course is worth four credits at completion and students receive a letter grade. Contact Alane De Luca (641-7310 or adeluca@anselm.edu) for more information and to apply for Internship before registering. 

EC 485: INTERNSHIP

Students intern with businesses, organizations and/or companies throughout the United States. Students must complete at least 120 hours at the internship site, as well as complete academic assignments to successfully meet the requirements of the course. This course is worth eight credits at completion and students receive a letter grade. Contact Alane De Luca (641-7310 or adeluca@anselm.edu) for more information and to apply for Internship before registering.

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Education


ED 350: GETTING SCHOOLED: EDUCATION POLICY AND SCHOOL REFORM (ONLINE)

Many Americans understand that education in the United States is fraught with politics. From funding disparities between school districts to teachers' qualifications; from prayer in schools to teaching Darwinism; from high stakes testing to the United States' performance rankings globally, political perspectives inform how people respond to controversial issues in schools. This class will enable students to build a framework for understanding policy contests in the educational context, and point to broad, bi-partisan policy proposals for reforming education in America.

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English


EN 110: INTRO TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION

This course introduces the general areas and concentrations of the study of communication relating to everyday communication interactions. Students investigate concepts and basic theories related to a variety of communication contexts, including intrapersonal, interpersonal, group, organizational, mediated, gender and intercultural. This course is designed to be an entry level introduction to the discipline of Communication.

EN 221: PUBLIC SPEAKING

This course stresses building effective speaking skills necessary for professional careers and participation in civic life. Students learn various strategies that are available for assessing and meeting the demands of speaking situations. Assignments include a series of informative, persuasive, and commemorative speeches.

EN 236: 18th CENTURY BRITISH LITERATURE

The study of British literature from the late seventeenth century to the early nineteenth century, decades in which Enlightenment ideals spread across Europe, print culture expanded dramatically, and exploration and trade brought a new awareness of the larger world; analysis and criticism of representative works of poetry (Pope, Swift, Johnson, Gray); drama (Behn, Goldsmith, Sheridan); and prose (Addison and Steele, Defoe, Swift, Fielding, Austen).

EN 251: SHAKESPEARE

Close reading of representative comedies, histories and tragedies.

EN 481- EN 482: INTERNSHIP

Student-originated internships, supervised by the English Department, in areas of communication, publishing, journalism, and theater.  Four credits each.

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Fine Arts


FAH 101: INTRODUCTION TO ART

An introduction to the language and history of the visual arts, including the visual elements, media and methods used by artists, and a chronological survey of the major periods, artists and works in the history of art. Open to students from all backgrounds with no previous experience in the visual arts necessary.

FAS 110: DRAWING I

A beginning level course open to students with little or no visual arts experience. The methods of rendering a variety of subjects, including still-life, portrait and human figure in a variety of drawing media. The works of contemporary and historical artists are examined through slide lectures. Studio and materials fees charged.

FAS 220: PAINTING I

The principles of color theory and composition are explored in this introduction to the materials and tools of oil painting. Students work from life to create still lifes, portraits, figure studies, and landscapes. Studio work is complemented by readings, critical writings, museum visits, and discussion of artistic works of the past and present. In addition to the studio fee, students are responsible for purchase of paints and some supplies.

 FAS 240: PHOTOGRAPHY I

An introduction to black-and-white photography, including the history, technique, and aesthetics of photography. Students are taught to operate a 35mm camera, develop black-and-white film, and make prints. Assignments stress the different elements involved in making a successful photograph. Students are expected to have their own manually operated 35mm camera. Studio and materials fees charged.

  FAS 272: DIGITAL ART & IMAGING I

An introduction to the use of the computer as an artistic instrument. The intent of this class is to provide students with the fundamental information and skills needed to analyze and produce digital media and apply those skills to both fine art and commercial environments. Creative and expressive approaches are favored. Materials fees charged.

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History


HI 101: ORIGINS OF EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION

Western Civilization, from its Middle East origins to approximately 1600.

 HI 374: ST: HOLLYWOOD AND U.S. HISTORY

Few institutions of pop culture loom larger in the popular imagination than movies. Since the advent of film, movies have reflected social, political, and cultural change, even as they have helped to shape values and ideas in American society at large. This course examines the phenomenon of Hollywood filmmaking and encourages students to "see" movies in a different way - as historical sources, windows through which we can understand the social, political, and cultural transformations of the twentieth-century America.

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Modern Languages and Literature


SP 150: SPANISH SEMESTER II

This course is a continuation of SP 100 and helps students with a basic knowledge of Spanish improve all four skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening. In addition to a review of vocabulary and grammar and task-oriented practice through in-class activities, online exercises, and chapter projects (oral and/or writing intensive), the course material includes topics of historical and cultural importance corresponding to the Spanish-speaking world, aimed at helping students develop cultural knowledge, culturally appropriate behavior, and cultural empathy. SP 150 involves three class hours and one weekly session of conversation with a Native Speaker.

SP 200: SPANISH SEMESTER III (ONLINE)

An integrated course for students having a basic command of Spanish. Later phases of the course include introduction to a variety of cultural and literary reading selection in Spanish.

SP 300: SPANISH SEMESTER IV

An integrated course for students having a basic command of Spanish. Later phases of the course include introduction to a variety of cultural and literary reading selection in Spanish.

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Philosophy


PH 105 A: HUMAN NAUTRE SEMINAR: MIND AND COSMOS

This introductory course deals with the traditional topics of speculative philosophy, pertaining to Nature, the human person, and God.

PH 105 B: HUMAN NATURE SEMINAR: LOVE AND DEATH

Love and Death define the human condition as, perhaps, no other pair of concepts can. What is this thing called love and how is it a response to what Camus calls the cruel mathematics of human mortality? This course examines the basic problems of philosophy by looking at human nature and how it fits into nature as a whole. It attempts to answer the questions 'What am I?', 'What am I doing here?', and 'How do I fit in?'. We concentrate on the problem of how our subjective view of ourselves (how it feels to be us from the inside) fits into our objective conception of the universe, as viewed from the outside. In particular, we will be interested in how philosophic theories concerning humanity and nature arose from the tension between the objective and subjective viewpoints, the struggle between love and death.
http://dbanach.com/ph5

 PH 107: ETHICS (ONLINE)

A presentation of the principles of moral conduct and their application to specific cases, including a review of some of the major ethical theories.

 PH 326: PHILOSOPHY OF GOD

A study of the fundamental philosophical questions regarding the existence and nature of God, our knowledge of God, and the character of religious belief.

 PH 333: BUSINESS ETHICS

An examination of ethical issues in business, including management/ employee relations, social justice, advertising, the environment, and the moral responsibilities of multinational corporations.

 PH 342: EXISTENTIALISM

This course is a seminar devoted to an examination of a sampling of the great works of the existentialist Tradition from Kierkegaard to Camus. The main work of the course is a careful reading and discussion of the primary texts.
Course Introduction: http://goo.gl/algrL7

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Politics


PO 480: GOVERNMENT INTERNSHIP

Students are placed in a federal or state government agency. This course is worth four credits at completion. Contact Professor Jennifer Lucas (222-4151 or jlucas@anselm.edu) for more information and to apply for Internships before registering.

PO 485: GOVERNMENT  INTERNSHIP

Students are placed in a federal or state government agency. This course is worth a total of eight credits at completion. Contact Professor Jennifer Lucas (222-4151 or jlucas@anselm.edu) for more information and to apply for Internships before registering.

 PO487- PO 488 - PO 489: WASHINGTON INTERNSHIP

Students are placed in a federal agency in Washington, D.C. These courses at completion are worth: PO 487 - eight credits, PO 488 - four credits, PO 489 - eight credits. Contact Professor Jennifer Lucas at (222-4151 or jlucas@anselm.edu) for more information and to apply for Internships before registering.

   PO 494: CAMPAIGN INTERNSHIP

 Students work with a national, state or local campaign for a candidate for public office. Contact Professor Jennifer Lucas (222-4151 or jlucas@anselm.edu) for more information and to apply for Internships before registering.

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Psychology


PY 203: ADOLESCENT PSYCHOLOGY

The psychological development of adolescence. Areas covered are the development of the physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and moral aspects of adolescence. Special consideration is paid to family interaction and the current forces affecting the behavior of youth today.

 PY 205: PSYCHOLOGY OF ADDICTION AND DEPENDENCY

The psychological aspects of addiction and dependency are surveyed. Substances that modify human behavior and emotions are studied as they relate to psychopathology and the functioning of the healthy individual. Psychological diagnosis and treatment of addiction and dependency are stressed.

 PY 307: ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY

The classifications and incidence of behavioral disorders. Issues of etiology, causes of abnormality, methods of treatment and clinical diagnosis are discussed.

PY 313: PSYCHOLOGY OF LEARNING AND MOTIVATION

Traditional approaches to studying the science of behavior are discussed including classical (Pavlovian) conditioning, operant conditioning, and their interactions. Several laboratory projects are conducted throughout this course. Many applications of learning theory are also entertained. Additional topics include motivation, emotion, drives, and incentive learning. Major theorists and their contributions to learning theory are discussed.

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Sociology


SO 212: SOCIAL STATISTICS (ONLINE)

An introduction to the logic and techniques of statistical analysis as applied to human behavior, including organization and presentation of statistical data, measures of centrality and dispersion, probability, sampling, hypothesis testing, estimation, tests of association and significance, and an introduction to multivariate techniques.

 SO 454: SOCIOLOGY INTERNSHIP

Provides qualified students with supervised experience in a professional setting to enhance the academic learning received in the classroom.  It may include work experience in human service, a business environment, or government agency.  Participation may take such forms as a supervised case worker, research analyst, or other approved roles.  This internship is worth eight credits at completion. Contact the Sociology Department for more information and to apply for Internship before registering.

 SO 455: SOCIOLOGY INTERNSHIP 

Provides qualified students with supervised experience in a professional setting to enhance the academic learning received in the classroom.  It may include work experience in human service, a business environment, or government agency.  Participation may take such forms as a supervised case worker, research analyst, or other approved roles.  This internship is worth four credits at completion. Contact the Sociology Department for more information and to apply for Internship before registering.

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Theology


TH 100: BIBLICAL THEOLOGY

An introduction to Divine Revelation enabling students to gain an understanding of the total Bible - the Old Testament and the New Testament.

TH 102: THE PENTATEUCH (ONLINE)

Considers the first five books of the Old Testament and the historical development of the oral and written traditions that went into their making.

TH 270: CHRISTIAN MORAL LIFE

This course examines the Eucharistic character of Christian moral life. It studies the virtues of this life, precepts derived from Scripture and the teaching tradition of the Church, the application of these precepts to contemporary issues, and the nourishing of moral life through the Sacraments.

TH 371: MEDICAL ETHICS

An investigation of the moral problems which can arise in the practice of modern medicine. A brief historical survey of medical ethics is followed by a study of the basic Christian principles of morality. Questions discussed include the concept of health and illness, the inception, preservation, and termination of human life.

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