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Course Requirements

Please note that course requirements are subject to change.

Code Course Name Credits
ART230 Art in America 3

This course examines the major trends in painting, sculpture, domestic and commercial architecture, and the decorative arts in America from the Colonial Period through the 20th century. Study includes artistic trends in the Colonial North and South, the evolution of style during the 18th and 19th centuries, and trends as well as innovations during the 20th century. Social and cultural history, including folk art and the gilded age as reflected in the arts, will be stressed.

BUS204 Financial Wellness 1

Financial Wellness is a practical approach to making informed and empowering decisions about financial health. Students explore values, feelings and knowledge related to money, acquire basic financial knowledge and apply this knowledge to short and long term financial decisions. Curriculum is customized to individual student learning, with four required modules and two elective modules.

CIT210 Intercultural Communication 3

This course focuses on communicating effectively in a culturally-diverse world. Students receive a solid grounding in Cultural Anthropology combined with Interpersonal Communication theory and practice to develop knowledge and skills essential for communicating effectively across cultural borders. Through lectures, small group discussions, research projects, videos, and guest speakers, students learn first to identify other peoples cultural patterns and then to analyze strategies for adjusting their own communicative styles to resolve and to avoid intercultural conflicts. Students demonstrate proficiency in intercultural theory and practice through writing assignments, including a formal cross-cultural research paper; oral presentations; and a variety of class activities and assignments. Prerequisites: ENG 114 and ENG 124

CMS305 Communicating in Liberal Studies 3

This course encourages students to develop professionally in fields related to the humanities with consideration of the unique viewpoints that study the human condition from the liberal studies vantage point. Focusing on the theme of 'professional conversations,' students are asked to think about what issues, debates, trends, etc., are happening in their fields of study and prospective careers. This course intends to equip students professionally and academically as they delve into their field of interest and think of their own contributions to their future profession. (Pre-req: ENG124)

CMS310 Writing for the Media 3

This course provides students with an overview of the writing process involved in the creation of content for both traditional and new media. Students will learn the stylistic differences inherent in the construction of news stories, ad copy, marketing pieces, etc. Concurrently, they will analyze specific target audiences in order to achieve clearly formulated rhetorical objectives. Through lecture, discussion, and projects, students will gain an understanding of the varied contexts within traditional media, such as TV, radio, newspapers, and magazines, along with the changing trends found in newer forms of media, such as e-zines, blogs, and podcasts. Social media such as My Space and Facebook will also be included. Prerequisite: ENG124

CMS320 Citizen Journalism on the Web 3

This course is a survey of three dynamically intersecting new types of journalism: civic, citizen and convergent. Students will explore why these types have arisen, how they may contrast with, be co-opted by and effect big media journalism. In addition, students will be instructed in the basics of civic, citizen and convergent reporting, and practice such through production of an online news site.

ECO211 Macroeconomics 3

This course examines the elementary principles of economics involving individual and social choice, economic analysis, supply, demand, the market and the price mechanism. Major concentration is on macroeconomic principles relative to money, the banking system, national income analysis, inflation, unemployment and the dilemma of stabilization, competing theories in contemporary times and world trade, development issues and alternatives, and evolving economic systems.

ENG114 Critical Reading & Response 3

This course introduces the integration of communication skills essential for effective reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college level. In this writing intensive course, students develop composition skills to produce collegiate-level papers modeling rhetorical modes and thematic content in addition to strategies for reading complex texts; presentation skills for personal introductions, verbal summaries of readings and response writings, and peer review of papers; and basic technological skills for word processing, e-mail, and introductory-level online research.

ENG124 Research & Writing in the Disciplines 3

In this course students will apply the practices for effective reading and writing introduced in ENG 114 to the distinctive language and forms of various disciplines. This course lays the foundation for academic and professional research and stresses the use of appropriate and effective information sources. Readings for a variety of academic audiences will provide students with strategies to communicate in the sciences, business and technology, psychology, liberal studies, and the social sciences. Research and documentation skills appropriate to the disciplines are stressed. In addition to leading students through the research process from start to finish, this course will examine the many ramifications of academic honesty. Prerequisite: ENG 114

ENG134 Literary Genres 3

Selected readings in fiction, poetry, and drama introduce the student to literary types and techniques. These readings provide a basis for collegiate-level discussion, analysis, and the development of critical judgment. Building on the communications and research skills from earlier courses in the sequence, this course emphasizes continued practice in writing, and students complete a documented research paper using primary and secondary sources as one of the course writing assignments. Discussions and oral presentations based on assigned literature support the overall goal of the sequence: to enhance the advancement of the students, first academically and then professionally. Prerequisite: ENG 114

ENG203 Creative Writing: Non-Fiction 3

This will be a forum for experimentation. Students will read Janet Burroway's "Writing Fiction" to learn about fiction, and also how to produce publishable pieces of fiction. In addition to reading traditional short stories, students will explore some of the demands associated with different genres of writing: children's books, young-adult literature, fantasy, mystery, ghost stories, and romance. The class will also include in-depth critiques of student writing.

ENG320 Technical and Grant Writing 3

Students master the fundamentals of persuasive technical ang grant writing by translating complex information into easily understood visual and written texts. Students complete a real-world project that requires them to analyze the audience, purpose, and context. They conduct primary and secondary resarch, choose the most effective format, write and revise the copy, develop the visual layout, and select and use an appropriate publishing medium. They provide feedback to peers and engage in a collaborative writing process to carry their projects from start to finish. Prereq: ENG124

ENG400 Capstone: Professional Writing 3

In this course students create a personal, professional website and publish their best work. They work collaboratively with their peers to polish and strengthen projects and other writing that they wish to share with employers and the world. Students publish a blog as part of their website that demonstrates their professional writing abilities and flexibility. Students master sophisticated rhetorical, analytic, and research skills while completing this culminating, real-world project and publishing their work. Prereq: ENG320 and Senior Status

LAR400 Liberal Studies Capstone 3

Is creativity the rarefied trait of the few, or an attainable skill of the many? In this course, students will explore the theories behind creativity and its manifestations. Along the way, they will consider icons of creative thinking, explore their own creativity, and attempt to reach a consensus on the role of creativity in their lives.

LAR499 Liberal Studies Internship 6  
SOC100 Principles of Sociology 3

This course introduces students to the major concepts and methods of sociology. Emphasis will be on the components of culture, the structure and institutions of society, the elements of social organization and differentiation, and sociological approaches to the analysis of groups.

WEL100 Women as Empowered Learners & Leaders 3

Women as Empowered Learners and Leaders is an interdisciplinary course, designed to give all students entering Bay Path University a common experience and foundation for their education. This course is an introduction to the University, to academic study, and to various approaches to thinking about personal potential, to understand the process of becoming a learner, and a leader, and composing a life, to appreciate beauty, and work actively toward establishing community and justice in the context of being a woman at the beginning of the 21st century.

WEL310 Strategies for Career and Personal Growth 1

(This course is graded Pass/Fail.) In their junior year before the opening of the spring semester, baccalaureate degree students will be offered a special opportunity to learn up-to-date information about the current work world in an intensive two-and-a-half-day workshop format. Students will meet successful professionals who will discuss the challenges and opportunities of their respective fields and help students prepare for interviews as well as learn how to navigate the early stages of their new careers.

WEL400 WELL in Practice 3

By WEL400, you will be ready to blend all the skills you have learned during the WELL program—leadership, critical thinking, research, writing, analysis, and public presentation—with a community service project. Empathy, respect, and tolerance are the core human values that are stressed. It’s what every good leader needs to confidently show the way.

XXXXXX Arts & Aesthetics Elective 3  
XXXXXX Citizenship Electives 6  
XXXXXX Global Electives 6  
XXXXXX Healthy Living Elective 1  
XXXXXX Lab Science Elective 4  
XXXXXX Mathematics Elective 3

*Students are recommended to take MAT120: Statistics to fulfill this requirement.

XXXXXX English Elective 3  
XXXXXX Language Electives 6  
XXXXXX Science Electives 4  
XXXXXX General Electives 22  
XXXXXX History Electives 6