American College of Norway Courses Fall 2014
HUM 212 Integrated Cultural Immersion: Dublin
Essential Studies: Fine Arts, 3 Cr.
Instructor: Dr. Jason Phillips, West Chester University
Ireland has had a significant influence on 21st century America and popular culture. The purpose of this common academic experience is to explore the culture, myths, religion, history, archeology, and art of Ireland. Students will have reading, film, and writing assignments designed to enhance their learning and travel experiences. Students will travel to Dublin in October!
ENGL 110 Introduction to Composition I
Essential Studies: Communications, 3 Cr.
Instructor: Deanne Sparks, UND
The introduction to critical thinking, this course is required for most UND majors.
ENGL 229 Diversity in U.S. Literature: Immigration in U.S. Literature
Essential Studies: Humanities, U.S. Diversity, 3 Cr.
Instructor: Deanne Sparks, UND
This course will investigate how texts portray the journeys, hopes, and hardships of dislocation, alienation, and assimilation as well as the role literature might play in creating a sense of community for immigrants, refugees, exiles, and temporary residents within the United States and it's border regions. Drawing on a few theoretical texts about migration literature, ethnicity, and memory, this course will discuss a subset of the following themes: diaspora and home(land); borders and border-crossings; exile and otherness; language and silence; gender and sexuality; trauma and memory; intercultural and generational conflict and reconciliation; race and ethnicity.
COMM 201 Visual Communications, 3 Cr.
Intructor: Dr. Adonica Shultz-Aune, UND
Will facilitate discussion and the understanding of fundamental concepts regarding how human beings incorporate visual images into their everyday lives. In this course, you will explore aspects of today's media and it's theory in practice, explaining how to achieve a strong communication chain - from strategy and messages to design target and influence - to reach the audience. This course will be invaluable for anyone wanting to communicate through the use of images and text whether in the fields of graphic design, advertising, editorial design, journalism, new media, information technology, mass communication, photography, film or television - in fact, any discipline that seeks to deliver a message through words and pictures.
*Other courses to be determined.
American College of Norway Courses Summer 2014 (Courses run May 26 - June 20)
HON 382 Global Human Rights Issues
Essential Studies: Social Science, Global Diversity, 3 Cr.
Instructor: Professor Paul E. Sum
Proponents of human rights maintain that in the absence of such rights we cannot realize our full potential as human beings in a physical, intellectual, or spiritual sense. In essence, human rights form the basis through which we realize human dignity. As stated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, human rights are "the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world."
This interactive, discussion based course will be organized as an inquiry into some of the most important human rights issues facing the international community including: identifying and preventing genocide (Democratic Republic of Congo); protection of civilians in armed conflict (Syria); torture and other cruel treatments (United States); human trafficking (multiple countries); discrimination against women/ minorities; environmental protection and human rights. Through an investigation of these problems, students will understand theories related to human rights, be able to identify and explain major human rights violations, and understand institutions and mechanisms set up to address human rights violations in the international arena.
HON 293 Global Environmental Issues
Essential Studies: Math, Science, Technology, 3 Cr.
Instructor: Professor Tami Carmichael
Global climate change, deforestation, land and water rights....all of these issues impact countries around the world and have spurred scientific debate, political rhetoric, and governmental policy changes. In this discussion based, interactive course, we will study major world environmental crises and what is being done to address them. We will also discuss the intersection of environmental policies with human rights issues. The course will focus particularly on U.S. and Norwegian approaches to engaging in the global dialogue of environmental crises.