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Selecting a combination of courses which is realistic and manageable is important for a student, but especially if (s)he is also working part-time or parenting. Some subject areas such as anthropology are usually new to recent high school graduates, while other subject areas are more familiar to all students.

The course descriptions contained on this website have been written by our Mansfield instructors themselves and contain information which should be valuable to you as you build your semesterly class schedule. Click a course's title to view its description if you wish to know: (1) the course's content; (2) what types of assignments are involved; (3) how students are graded in a course.

From these descriptions you should be able to tell whether a course involves a heavy amount of reading, several major writing assignments, oral presentations in front of the class, or significant small group work with others outside of class. A course description might allow you to determine how much library work is required for a certain class. You might even be able to discover an instructor's policy on class absences. Finally, you can discover any previous courses which might be required for you to attempt a given course.

Some courses by their very nature lend themselves to frequent changes of content and teaching approach while others do not. The same course often varies greatly when taught by two different instructors. Naturally, you should feel free to consult any instructor if you have additional questions about a course.

Consulting these course descriptions can help you to have a more satisfying and successful semester! It can also help to prevent you from overextending yourself!

Course Description Categories Key

Department Number Title Instructor
AAAS 1101 Into. to African American & African Studies Scopas Poggo
AAAS 1121 Into. to the History of African Civilization: From Ancien Times to 1870 Scopas Poggo
AAAS 1122 African Civilizations, 1870 to the Present Scopas Poggo
AAAS 2080 African-American History to 1877 Scopas Poggo
AAAS 2081 History of African-Americans from 1877 to the present Scopas Poggo
AAAS 2303 History of Contemporary Africa, 1960s to the present Scopas Poggo
ANAT 2300 Human Anatomy Agus Munoz-Garcia
Anthropology 2200 Introduction to Physical Anthropology Kitchen
Anthropology 2202 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology Kitchen
Art 2000 Encountering Contemporary Art Thrasher
Art 2100 Drawing Thrasher
Art 2200 Visual Studies: Expanded Media Shannon
Art 2300 Two Dimensional Art Thrasher
Art 2500 Digital Image Manipulation Shannon
Art 2504 Beginning Life Drawing Thrasher
Art 2555 Introduction to Digital Photography Shannon/Sprang
Biology 1101 Introductory Biology Abedon
Chemistry 1100 Chemistry and Society Siciliano
Chemistry 1110 Elementary Chemistry Siciliano
Chemistry 1210 General Chemistry 1 Wyzgoski
Chemistry 1250 General Chemistry for Engineers Siciliano
Communication 1100 Communication in Society Paula Cohen
Communication 1101 History of Human Communication Paula Cohen
Communication 2110 Principles of Effective Public Speaking Paula Cohen
Communication 2367 Persuasive Communication Paula Cohen
CSTW 4150 Cultures of Professional Writing Delagrange
CSTW 4191 Internship in Professional Writing Delagrange
Earth Sciences 1100 Planet Earth: How it Works Ozeas Costa
Earth Sciences 1100 Planet Earth: How it Works Ozeas Costa
Earth Sciences 1105 Geology of the National Parks Ozeas Costa
Education 2368 Introduction to Children's Literature Lehman
Education EP&L 3206 School and Society Margaret Hersman
Education T&L 2367 Education, Society, and Writing: Cultural contexts of writing Margaret Hersman
EEOB 2520 Human Physiology Agus Munoz-Garcia
Engineering 1181.01 Fundamentals of Engineering I Wenfei Li
Engineering 1182.01 Fundamentals of Engineering II Wenfei Li
English 2260 Introduction to Poetry Rebecca Fast
English 1100.01 First Year Writing Darlene Slack
English 1109 Intensive Reading and Writing Rebecca Fast
English 1110.01 First Year Writing Andrew Kinney
English 1110.01 First Year Writing Bob Gibson
English 1110.01 First Year Writing Rebecca Fast
English 1110.01 First-Year Composition Snyder
English 1110.01H Honors First-Year English Composition Skinner
English 1110.03 First Year Writing Andrew Kinney
English 1110.03 First Year Writing Bob Gibson
English 1110.03 First Year Writing Darlene Slack
English 1110.03 First Year Writing Rebecca Fast
English 1110.03 First-year Composition Snyder
English 2201 Selected Works of British Literature: Origins to Present Barbara McGovern
English 2201 Selected Works of British Literature: Medieval to 1800 Elizabeth Kolkovich
English 2202 British Literature: 1800 to Present Barbara McGovern
English 2220 Introduction to Shakespeare Kolkovich
English 2260 Introduction to Poetry Rebecca Fast
English 2261 Introduction to Fiction Rebecca Fast
English 2263 Introduction to Film Jones
English 2266 Creative Writing: Poetry Comet
English 2269 Digital Media Composing: Narratives of Digital Literacy Delagrange
English 2271 Introduction to English Language Study Barbara McGovern
English 2275 Thematic Approaches to Literature: Faking It in American Literature Callahan
English 2275 Monstrosity & Inhumanity in British Literature Comet
English 2275 Reading Folklore & Urban Legends Dzanko
English 2275 Thematic Approaches to Literature: The Hero Quest Rebecca Fast
English 2276 Arts of Persuasion Skinner
English 2280 The English Bible Jones
English 2291 U.S. Literature: 1865-present (hybrid) Callahan
English 2367 Literature in the U.S. Experience Comet
English 2367.01 Language, Identity, and Culture in the US Experience Andrew Kinney
English 2367.01 Language, Identity, and Culture in the U.S. Experience: TV Families Callahan
English 2367.01 Language, Identity, and Culture in the U.S. Experience Rebecca Fast
English 2367.01 Language, Identity, and Culture in the U.S. Experience Skinner
English 2367.02 Literature in the U.S. Experience: Male and Female Relationships in Film and Fiction Barbara McGovern
English 2367.02 Literature in the U.S. Experience Elizabeth Kolkovich
English 3304 Business and Professional Writing Kinney
English 3378 Vampires on Screen: The Legacy of Dracula in Film and Television Jones
English 3398 Writing for English Majors Jones
English 3398 Writing for English Majors Kolkovich
English 3467S Issues and Methods in Tutoring Writing Skinner
English 4520.01 Shakespeare Kolkovich
English 4531 Restoration & Early 18th-Century Literature: The Age of Satire Barbara McGovern
English 4553 20th-Century U.S. Fiction Jones
English 4569 Media That Matters: Digital Media & English Studies Delagrange
English 4572 Traditional Grammar and Usage Skinner
English 4573.01 Visual Rhetoric: Seeing & Believing in the 21st Century (Rhetorical Theory & Criticism) Delagrange
English 4578 Guilty Pleasure: Special Topics in Film Comet
English 4581 Families Across Borders in US Multiethnic Literatures Callahan
English 4582 The Twentieth-Century African American Novel Callahan
English 4592 Victorian Women: Desperate Housewives and Defiant Spinsters (Special Topics in Women in Literature and Culture Barbara McGovern
English 4592 Women Writers in the Renaissance (Special Topic in Women in Literature and Culture) Elizabeth Kolkovich
French 1101 Elementary French M Joyce
French 1102 Elementary French II M Joyce
French 1103 Intermediate French (Composition & Conversation) M Joyce
French 3801 French /American Culture Wars M Joyce
Geography 1900 Introduction to Weather and Climate Constantinou
Geography 2100 Human Geography Constantinou
Geography 2750 World Regional Geography Constantinou
Germanic Languages and Literatures 1101 German 1 Steven Joyce
Germanic Languages and Literatures 1102 German 2 Steven Joyce
History 2001 Launching America: U.S. History to 1877 Dahlstrand
History 2002 Global Environmental History Jon Wlasiuk
History 2353 The Middle East in the 20th century Tanner
History 3229 History of Early Christianity Tanner
History 3246 Tudor-Stuart Britain Tanner
History 3640 Medieval Women -- Power, Piety & Production Tanner
History 3700 American Environmental History Jon Wlasiuk
Mathematics 1050 Precollege Mathematics I various
Mathematics 1075 Precollege Mathematics II various
Mathematics 1075 HYBRID Precollege Mathematics II Walter
Mathematics 1114 Transition Calculus I various
Mathematics 1116 Excursions in Mathematics various
Mathematics 1125 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I various
Mathematics 1126 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II various
Mathematics 1130 College Algebra for Business various
Mathematics 1131 Calculus for Business various
Mathematics 1134 Transition Calculus for Business various
Mathematics 1144 Precalculus Transition various
Mathematics 1148 College Algebra various
Mathematics 1149 Trigonometry various
Mathematics 1150 Precalculus various
Mathematics 1151 Calculus I various
Mathematics 1172 Engineering Mathematics A various
Music 1101.02 Beginning Group Voice Joel Vega
Music 2203.03 University Chorus Joel Vega
Philosophy 1100 Introduction to Philosophy Hartz
Philosophy 1100 ONLINE Introduction to Philosophy Hartz
Philosophy 1300 ONLINE Introduction to Ethics Hartz
Philosophy 1300 Introduction to Ethics Hartz
Philosophy 1850 Introduction to Religion Hartz
Political Science 1100 Introduction to American Politics Bowen
Political Science 1100 HYBRID Introduction to American Politics Rachel Bowen
Political Science 1200 Introduction to Comparative Politics Rachel Bowen
Political Science 1300 Global Politics Bowen
Political Science 4170 Gender and Politics Rachel Bowen
Political Science 4262 The New Religious Politics Rachel Bowen
Psychology 1100 Introductory Psychology Brunell
Psychology 1100 Introductory Psychology Delwin Lindsey
Psychology 1100 Introduction to Psychology Dennis Shaffer
Psychology 1100 General Psychology Phliip Mazzocco
Psychology 1100 Introduction to Psychology Ruthsatz
Psychology 2220 Introduction to Data Analysis in Psychology Dennis Shaffer
Psychology 2300 Research Methods in Psychology Philip Mazzocco
Psychology 2333 Psychology of Human Sexuality Terri Fisher
Psychology 2367 Social Psychology/2nd Level Writing Course Philip Mazzocco
Psychology 2420 Psychology Applied to Sports Dennis Shaffer
Psychology 3310 Sensation & Perception Delwin Lindsey
Psychology 3312 Memory & Cognition Dennis Shaffer
Psychology 3313 Introduction to Behavioral Neuroscience Delwin Lindsey
Psychology 3321 Quantitative and Statistical Methods in Psychology Dennis Shaffer
Psychology 3331 Abnormal Psychology Blake Wagner
Psychology 3340 Introduction to Life Span Developmental Psychology Ruthsatz
Psychology 3375 Stereotyping and Prejudice Philip Mazzocco
Psychology 3551 Psychology of Adolescence Terri Fisher
Psychology 4475 The Self Brunell
Psychology 4520 Social Psychology Laboratory Philip Mazzocco
Psychology 4543 Psychology of Gender Brunell
Psychology 5601 Comparative Psychology Kitchen
Sociology 1101 Introductory Sociology Winnick
Sociology 3630 Medical Sociology Winnick
Sociology 4610 Sociology of Deviant Behavior Winnick
Spanish 1101 Elementary Spanish M Joyce
Statistics 1350 Elementary Statistics Katsaounis, T.
Statistics 1430 Statistics for the Business Sciences Katsaounis, T.
Statistics 1450 Introduction to the Practice of Statistics Katsaounis, T.
Teaching and Learning 2368 Introduction to Children's Literature Lehman
Teaching and Learning 3160 Elementary Education: Child Guidance Winterbottom
Teaching and Learning 5123 Early Childhood Pedagogy Winterbottom
Theatre 100 Introduction to the Theatre Fahey
Theatre 2367.03 Criticizing Television Fahey
Theatre 2811 Acting I - The Craft of Acting Fahey
Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies 367.01 U.S. Women's Experiences in Film and Fiction: U.S. Women Writers Barara McGovern
Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies 2230 Gender, Sexuality and Race in Popular Culture Distel
Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies 1110 Gender, Sex and Power Distel