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ART 101
Art to the Early Renaissance
A study of the history of art beginning with prehistoric cave painting and concluding with Gothic art through the 14th century. The painting, sculpture, and architecture of the major Western cultures are viewed and discussed. Emphasis is on art as reflection of the culture and society that produced it.
ART 115
Design for Art
An introduction to the study of composition in visual art. A variety of black & white and color media are used to explore two- and three-dimensional design. A study of the elements of design and the principles of design will be used to investigate the role of composition in works of art.
BIO 118
Human Biology for Non-Majors
An introductory course which provides the student with the opportunity to study the beauty, the harmony, and the complexity of the human organism. Topics will include food processing and nutrition, circulation, reproductive patterns, respiration, excretion, and neural and chemical control and integration of behavior. Three hours of lecture and one two-hour laboratory each week. (Not counted toward a major in Biology)
BMS 106
Introduction to the New Testament
This course introduces students to the New Testament as history, literature, and sacred story. An introduction to each book of the canon will be given in the course.
CHE 106
Practical Chemistry for Life
A lecture and laboratory course designed to include inorganic, organic and biochemical topics directly related to the health professions. Three hours of Lection and one three-hour laboratory period each week. This course is intended for Athletic Training majors and is also open to non-science majors.
CSC 105
Intro to Computers
A course designed to help students become literate in the terminology and usage of computers. It covers a description of the hardware and software of a computer system, a brief history of computers, and disk file management, word processing, and electronic spreadsheets.
ENG 155
Intro to Creative Writing
A workshop in the arts of fiction and poetry. Students will become familiar with the conventions of each genre as they strive to develop a personal voice and style. Discussion will focus on student writing and will be supplemented by the exploration of the work of contemporary authors.
FSC 106
Forensic Science for Non-Majors
A lecture and laboratory course designed to introduce chemical concepts (e.g., reactions, chromatography, and spectroscopy) and scientific thinking through the examination of forensic investigative techniques. Three hours of lecture and two-hour laboratory period each week. This course is intended for non-science majors.
GEO 105
Introduction to Geography
This course concerns the scope of geography and the influence of geographical factors on human culture. Populations, settlement, economic activity, and social and political organizations are among the topics that will be covered.
HIS 101 
The United States to 1865
A historical survey of the main forces in American life from the colonial period through the Civil War. Reference will be made to Pennsylvania history.
HIS 102
The United States since 1865
This course concerns the scope of geography and the influence of geographical factors on human culture. Populations, settlement, economic activity, and social and political organizations are among the topics that will be covered.
HIS 111 
World Civilization to 1500
An introductory study of the beginnings of Western Civilization. A brief treatment of the ancient period to 300 A.D. emphasizes the Judeo-Christian and Greco-Roman origins. More intensive examination of the period from 300 to 1500 concerns economic, social, and cultural developments against a background of political history.
HIS 112
World Civilization Since 1500
A continuation of the study of political, social, and economic developments with stress on the nations of Western Europe and their empires. (Spring)
HIS 206
20th Century World History and Culture
An examination of world developments in the years from 1900 to 2000.
MUS 101 
Survey of Music
This course provides an overview of standard concert music. Students will become familiar with a representative repertoire of what is commonly called "classical music" and will analyze important style and form within that body of art music.
MUS 108
Survey of Music in Worship
This course examines the history of music in worship from Biblical times to the present.
MUS 111
Applied Music: Group Beginner Instruction
This is an instructional course designed for students with little to no musical experience. Students will meet in small groups and be introduced to vocal/instrumental exercises and techniques, and basic notational reading skills.
MUS 112
Applied Music: Individual Instruction
This is individual instrumental instruction and includes lecture, exercises, sight reading, and repertoire. Students choose from a variety of instruments and the course level is determined by student skills. Additional fee.
MUS 121
Appl. Music: Group Instrumental Instruction
This course covers Symphonic Band and Chamber Works instrumental ensembles.
MUS 122
Appl. Music: Group Vocal instruction
This course includes the Lamplighters and Chamber Works vocal ensembles.
PHY 115
Introduction to Astronomy and Cosmology
A survey in astronomy for non-science majors, covering the study of the solar system, of modern astronomy. The laboratory component focuses on experiments with computer-based simulations of astronomical phenomena. Three one-hour lectures and one two-hour laboratory per week. Prerequisites: Prior or concurrent enrollment in MAT 1-6 (Fall of odd numbered years).
POL 105
American National Government
An examination of the structure and function of the national government of the United States and of the political forces of the governmental process including the nature of democracy, constitutional development, the Presidency, the Congress, the judicial system, federalism, intergovernmental relations, and foreign policy.
PSY 105
Introduction to Psychology
A survey of the content fields in psychology and the methods used to understand human behavior. This course is a prerequisite for all other courses in psychology.
SOC 105
Principles of Sociology
The basic concepts of sociology, including culture, social organization, socialization, deviance, and stratification are introduced.
SOC 106
An examination of the nature, evolution, and varieties of human societies with an emphasis on industrial societies.
SPN 101
Elementary Spanish I
A systematic introduction to Spanish grammar and vocabulary. The course includes writing, listening, speaking, and reading in Spanish culture. Assumes no previous knowledge of Spanish.
THE 105
Introduction to Theatre
An introduction to the elements and experience of live theatre and representative genres of dramatic literature. Lab hours, which may involve attending, acting in, or ushering for a live theatre production or assisting with construction, box office, or stage crew for a campus production are required as an introduction to the experience of theatre.