Summer 2014 Topics Course Descriptions

Summer 2014 Topics Course Descriptions





Term/Year Offered

Topics: Women's Art Institute

ART 4993
CRN 40401
Mon-Fri 9:00am-5:00pm Olson/Erickson Summer 2014

A resurgence of activity and discussion around the issue of women and art has galvanized artists to ask some new questions. This innovative and rigorous course focuses on issues and art that arise through the combination of open studio work, intense individual tutoring, inspiring conversation and critiques, and presentations from guest artists, critics and art historians. This intensive four-week studio program is designed for individuals who have mastered basic skills and now wish to pursue deeper levels of understanding and expression in their work. Disciplines explored include painting, drawing, collage, photography, sculpture, digital art, installation and performance.

Students will be assigned a preliminary assignment and are expected to produce a major portfolio of work by the end of the course for class critique.

Enrollment by application only.

Topics: Environmental Chemistry

EDUC 5993
CRN 40663
Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:00pm Jordan/Yates Summer 2014

This graduate course is designed for in-service teachers to deepen their understanding of foundational chemistry concepts as they connect to environmental issues of our day.  Through hands-on demonstrations, models, and integrated-STEM activities, participants will develop knowledge in the ‘microscopic story’ of atomic structures and thermodynamics as a vehicle to deepen their understanding of the macroscopic stories of ozone depletion, greenhouse gases, carbon emissions, and alternative energy technologies.  A core theme in the course is the creation and critique of various models representing the sub-microscopic and microscopic world.   Participants use their knowledge to design high quality STEM-learning experiences for their students.

Topics: Advanced Database Management

LIS 7963
CRN 40623
Mon-Thur 6:00pm-9:00pm McKoskey Summer 2014

This course is an introduction to the design and implementation of Internet-accessible databases. We will explore different web site and database designs for client-server interaction. PHP, JavaScript, and MySQL will be used for labs, assignments, and project work.

Prerequisite: LIS 7510 or equivalent experience required, LIS 7530 preferred.

Topics: Content Creation

LIS 7963
CRN 40640
Mon-Wed 6:00pm-9:00pm Molaro Summer 2014

This course is intended as an introduction to DIY culture and the maker movement. It focuses on developing creativity and learning through play and tinkering.  This is a hands-on course in experiential learning. Students will explore both physical and digital content creation including: music production, video production, 3D printing, computing, laser and vinyl cutting, and other tools.  Emphasis will be placed on the implications of the maker movement in libraries and the library’s role in STEM education.

Prerequisite or co-requisite: LIS 7010, 7040.

Topics: Leading Virtual Teams

ORLD 6993
CRN 40636


Thur 6:00pm-9:00pm

Fri 6:00pm-8:30pm

​Sat 9:00am-4:00pm

Bailey/Lamb Summer 2014

This advanced course will help students learn how to build and lead successful virtual, multicultural teams. The course includes three in-person sessions; all other sessions will be conducted virtually.  Learning outcomes from Leading Virtual Teams include:  leading responsibly; acting with confidence; communicating effectively; and practicing global citizenship.   Other outcomes include increased intercultural communication skills and skill development with virtual team technology.