Courses for the 2016 Dedicated Semester:
Privacy, Security, & Freedom
Please note that many of the courses on this list fulfill requirements in majors, as special topics or in a specific area, or as general education courses. For some courses this is indicated by number/letter; for others, students should consult with their advisors during the registration process.
CIS 100-01/02 Computer Studies
Provides an introduction to applications of information technology for non-computer science majors. The course covers general computer knowledge associated with computer history, hardware, software, operating systems, and computer networks. Students learn and/or reinforce skills related to word processing, spreadsheets, presentation and publishing tools as well as to emerging internet-based tools. Social and ethical issues related to technology are considered, such as piracy, viruses, and security issues. Course will include the development of an application project by the student.
CIS 125 Introduction to Cyber Crime and Security
Introduces students to the fields of cyber crime and security. Covers issues associated with different types of threats, attacks, and methods employed against these threats and attacks. Practical cryptography, securities of operating systems, computer networks, database systems, and other types of computer systems will also be introduced.
CIS 225 Information Security Policy Analysis and Implementation
Covers information assurance, cyber security policies, analysis procedures, risk assessments, and implementation of security policies.
SWK 231 Interviewing and Counseling with focus on Safety and Security
An introduction to interviewing and basic counseling techniques and theory. Emphasis on skill development, observation, human interaction, and the art of information gathering. Students will explore the field of professional counseling, enhanced therapeutic communication, and social history assessment.
REL 293 Religion, Freedom, and the State
HST 293 / 494DB History of the Future: Technology, Freedom, and Society
HST 307 History of the Middle East
Traces the history of political, economic, religious, and cultural development of the Middle East, emphasizing developments and trends of contemporary importance.
PHL 225DB / 494DB The Future of Ethics and Technology
This course will undertake a philosophical reflection on ethical challenges arising from various technological developments, including computers, artificial intelligence, robotics, nanotechnology, as well as movements toward globalization and global climate change.
BIO 108-01/02 Introduction to Life Sciences
Introductory course covering the basic principles of life with an emphasis on the scientific method, characterization of life, organization of living things, energetics, and evolution.
COM 102-01/02 Public Speaking: Speaking about Privacy, Security, and Freedom
Acquaints the student with a sound approach to the preparation and delivery of informative and persuasive speeches. Students will study the fundamentals of organization, outlining, and supporting materials and apply these principles in the planning and delivery of several speeches before the class. Open to all students.
ENG 241-01 Survey of English Literature since 1789: Literature on Privacy, Security, and Freedom
Consideration of important movements, writers, and works from the Romantic Movement to the 20th century.