Courses

Students may select one course from the following list. All students will take Academic Writing, in addition to a course selected from the list below.  Review the course listing and submit your Intent to Register form by March 20 (the new extended deadline!)

Courses have a minimum enrollment of 10 students with a maximum enrollment of 20. We strongly encourage you to register early to ensure you get the course of your choice. All courses are designed for undergraduates and for students with varying levels of English proficiency. When possible, Georgia State students will be co-enrolled in the courses. Note: Georgia State students do not need to use the Intent to Register form; please register for courses via GoSolar.

In 2014, Georgia State will offer 13 elective courses in four of its colleges. Please click on the college below to open their course offerings.

ECON 2100: The Global Economy

The world’s economies have become much more integrated over time. This course is designed to introduce students to basic facts about the operation of the world economy, with particular focus on current issues confronting economies of various countries. The course will discuss the role of international organizations such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, and will focus on major challenges facing policy makers, such as global income inequality, financial crises, environmental challenges, the transition to a market economy, and currency unions.

SW 2000: Introduction to Social Work

A survey of the profession of social work from historical and contemporary perspectives which examine how social workers seek to improve the well-being of people and communities as they are affected by a wide range of social issues. The profession’s commitment to social justice in a rapidly changing multicultural world will also be explored.

AH 2000: Survey of Art Since 1900

This class serves as an introduction to modern and contemporary art of the Western world. Drawing on art and history, the course focuses on the people (artists, patrons, audiences) and the contexts (political, cultural, philosophical) that have made – and continue to make – art a rich and vital form of personal and social communication. The course material will be presented chronologically and thematically. Studio art projects will be incorporated to enhance understanding of the course themes.

BIOL 4905: Theme-Based Biology Lab: Molecular Biotechniques from Genomics to Proteomics (**NEW**)

This course features lectures on topics in Molecular Biology and Biotechniques. Students will participate in hands-on experiments in gene cloning and protein expression and will take tours of biotech facilities for genomics and proteomics.

BIOL 4910: Independent Research

Independent laboratory investigation of common interest to student and instructor.

ENGL 2130: Introduction to American Literature

This course is a condensed survey of literature from the United States, with consideration of literary genres, conventions, and trends. Issues such as  national identity and the interrelationships between literature and other elements of culture will be explored. Students will take part in creative in-class activities and will study short stories, poems, essays, and a graphic novel. Students will work together to analyze literature and create multimedia presentations.

PHIL 1010: Critical Thinking

Development of practical, logical, and problem-solving skills important to all disciplines, with emphasis on the composition of argumentative essays. This course is NOT an introduction to philosophy.

SPCH 1500: Public Speaking

Preparation and delivery of speeches to inform and to persuade. Special emphasis is placed on the fundamentals of organization, structure, and content of speeches. Students will analyze great American speeches, both historical and contemporary.

ECE 3550: Children’s Literature in the 21st Century

The class will explore what it means to appreciate the “art” of children’s literature in traditional and digital texts. Students will read and discuss texts written for children. The texts could include story apps, graphic novels, new media fiction, interactive narratives, and video games. We will explore and respond to many aspects of children’s literature as an aesthetic object and learn about how children construct literary meanings.

EPY 2040: The Science of Learning: Theories, Application, and Practice

Explores how theory and research about learning can be applied to help students develop the learning and study strategies necessary for academic success. Topics include, but are not limited to, strategies for improvement to attention, memory, comprehension, critical thinking, and the test readiness skills needed to excel in college. Focuses on strategies that can be used in any course to improve performance.

EXC 4020: Characteristics and Instructional Strategies for Students with Disabilities

This course is designed to provide the student with an overview of the identification, classification, eligibility, and the unique characteristics of individuals with disabilities who require accommodations and adaptations throughout their life cycle. The course will focus on basic instructional strategies used to teach these individuals. The course includes an analysis of individuals across classification categories as well as an in-depth review of all areas of exceptionalities,

KH 4810: International Sports Management

This course focuses on the international and comparative aspects of sport management by examining how sport activities are governed and operated in various nations and cultures. Topics for discussion and research include: sport tourism, sport development, and using social media for building national and entrepreneurial sport enterprises. This course will increase students’ knowledge and skills in order to become a leader in the rapidly-growing field of international sport management.

BUSA 3000: Globalization and Business Practice

This course examines worldwide integration of economic, political, technological, cultural, and social facets to explore the impact of globalization on organizations and individuals worldwide. Students develop an understanding of the macro environment of the global marketplace. They learn how to incorporate their knowledge of global markets through the simultaneous consideration of all business functions.

*Courses subject to change based on availability and enrollment.

For questions about course content or availability, please contact Amanda Roshan-Rawaan at amandarr@gsu.edu or (404) 413-2527.

 
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