There’s still time to add or change a class. Check out these interesting new courses being offered this fall.
With options to study Africana Womanism, Environmental Rhetoric, Independent Films, Ecofeminism, Human Mysteries, and modernism in the visual arts, UTC departments are finding new ways to introduce topics and stimulate students’ interest.
ANTH 1000 Mysteries of the Human Journey
Dr. H. Lyn Miles
TR 12:45-1:30 p.m. EMCS 230
Explore the mysteries of Stonehenge, Neanderthals, the Mayan Calendar, and more through interactive learning. “Instead of lecturing about the discipline of anthropology in a dull linear way, students actively explore a series of puzzles about human society and our origins…” explains Miles. Students will study fossils and reenact the past to form their own conclusions and understand mysteries of the human journey.
ART 4190 Marginal Modernities
Visiting Professor Jordan Hakeh Amirkhani
MW 3:25-4:40 p.m. BRET 205
Study Georgia O’Keefe, Marcel Duchamp, the Harlem Renaissance, Italian Vorticism, and Frida Kahlo. Amirkhani describes the class as “a lecture, discussion, and writing intensive course that will introduce students to significant moments and concepts for modernism in the visual arts and will stress important debates and critical approaches to the study of gender, sexuality, race, and identity.”
COMM 4000 Government Public Relations
Professor Bruce Garner
TR 5:30-7:00 p.m. Frist Hall
This course will be taught by Bruce Garner, the current Public Information Director for the Chattanooga Fire Department. Garner has years of local experience from working with Hamilton County Local Emergency Planning Committee and participation with National Information officers Association and Public Relations Society of America.
ENGL 4870 Major Issues in Rhetoric: Environmental Rhetoric
Dr. Joseph Wilferth
MWF 10:00-10:50 a.m. Holt 305
Study the varying forms of Environmental Literature and Rhetoric: films, speeches, poems, essays, letters, works of fiction, legal treatises, and policies. Wilferth explains, “We examine human-nature relationships and how those relationships are constructed by and characterized in numerous texts.” Aldo Leopold, Joyce Carol Oates, and Annie Dillard are just a few of the names students will become familiar with.
INTS 3010 Prior Learning Portfolio Development
Dr. Gretchen E. Potts
This is an opportunity for students who have gained knowledge outside of the classroom through work, military education, seminars, training programs, certification programs, and volunteer or community service. Students who feel their off-campus experience could be transferred as college level credit are encouraged to meet with their advisor. If your advisor feels this opportunity fits with the curriculum of your program, complete an interest form through the integrated studies website.
MGT 4999/5000 International Business Experience: Cross-cultural Management in Brazil
Dr. Katherine Karl
Experience a new culture and foreign management on this 9 day trip to Brazil in December. There will be at least two class sessions back on native soil and the course will count for 3 credit hours for the 2016 spring semester. The opportunity is open to all majors with at least a junior standing and a 2.5 GPA. Graduate students with a minimum 3.0 GPA are also welcome. There is no prior business work or foreign language requirement. The priority application deadline is September 1. Visit the International Business Experience web page for more information.
THSP 1999 American Independent Cinema
Professor Karen Henderson
MWF 12:00-12:50 p.m. NLIB 131
These aren’t your typical Hollywood plotlines. Movies to be studied include, Sling Blade, Night of the Living Dead (the original), sex, lies, and video tape, and Winter’s Bone. Henderson describes the focus of the class, “Whereas most Hollywood movies have money as their main goal, independent filmmakers focus more on telling original stories in creative ways.”
WSTU 4550/02 Africana Womanism
Dr. Immaculate Kizza
TR 9:25-10:40 a.m. Holt 207
Explore the major focus of Africana Womanism and its relation to Feminism and Black Feminism. Literature and theoretical scholarship will be studied to better understand the theory and rise in popularity of this ideology.
WSTU 4550/0 Ecofeminism
Professor Mike Jaynes
MW 2:00-3:15 p.m. Holt 305
Get to know Ecofeminism by tackling topics on pollution, health, species extinction, global economic development, militarism, racism, animal ethics, and sexual violence. Jaynes adds, “Studying it is interesting because its analyses have provided theoretical foundations for multiple current theories and activisms. It strives to be practical rather than theoretical, and that makes it alive and really fun.”
In addition to new courses offered this fall, University departments have added new programs for students:
Innovations in Honors (IIH) Program
This program is an opportunity for transfer students as well as current sophomores and juniors at UTC to participate in the Honors Program. IIH’s website boasts, “It is a problem-based, community embedded learning experience that challenges students to develop critical thinking, applied creativity, and collaborative leadership.”
At least 12 hours of college credit and a minimum of 3.25 GPA are required for eligibility to apply. Applications will be accepted during the spring semester, 2016. Visit IIH’s website for more information.
Business Analytics Concentration
UTC’s College of Business is adding a new concentration to their to their Business Administration program. More information on the program can be found on the 2015-2016 Catalog Business Analytics entry.