In addition to core German and Russian language courses, students receive guidance from a faculty mentor to devise a curriculum geared towards specific career goals and intellectual interests. The department is comprised of specialists who integrate language teaching with literature, linguistics, film, history, philosophy, and culture studies as well as important aspects of both nation’s contemporary society, business, and politics. Students acquire critical tools to undertake independent inquiries into the field of German and Russian, form their own questions about cultural specificity and difference, and are highly encouraged to study abroad.
In addition to core German language courses, students receive guidance from a faculty mentor to devise a curriculum geared towards specific career goals and intellectual interests. The department is comprised of specialists in the major areas of German Studies who integrate language teaching with German literature, linguistics, film, history, philosophy, and culture studies as well as important aspects of contemporary German society, business, and politics. Students acquire critical tools to undertake independent inquiries into the field of German, form their own questions about cultural specificity and difference, and are highly encouraged to study abroad.
Coursework covers food preparation and ingredients, the food industry, consumer choices, food theory, sanitation and safety, quantity food production, foodservice management and purchasing, food equipment, kitchen planning, cultural aspects of food and nutrition, food communication, and nutrition. Students apply knowledge about the chemical, physical, and microbiological characteristics of food to the selection, preparation, home processing, storage, and serving of safe food to the consumer.
Dr. Ginnefer Cox is an Assistant Professor in Foods and Nutrition. She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with a Ph.D. in Food Science and Human Nutrition. She is also a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. Her research projects focus on sensory evaluation and product development, with an emphasis on ingredient reduction (sodium, fat, sugar) and utilizing functional ingredients and value-added foods. Dr. Cox has been awarded over 10 different awards and scholarships within her field over the years.
Such a certificate is a useful credential for students who seek to apply to competitive graduate programs, in English or History in particular. It should help students who apply for prestigious fellowships to study in the U.K. (e.g. Rhodes, Gates, and Marshall), as well as students who intend to go on for further study in U.S. institutions with British Studies programs. Other students will find the certificate useful in preparation for professional study in international law or for careers with international firms.
Introduces basic principles and practices of interpreting, focusing on the history of the profession, logistics of interpreting situations, regulatory and legislative issues, resources, and the Code of Ethics. Describes the state quality assurance screening and national certification exam systems, including test procedures.
Studies market-driven culinary trends and contemporary culinary artistry. Covers contemporary nutrition concerns and special dietary needs; alternative business models; innovative plate presentation, flavors, textures, and design elements; molecular gastronomy; and preparation of traditional and nontraditional foods for modern presentation.
Studies food composition, nutrition science, and application of nutrition principles by the food service professional. Provides the student with a basic understanding of human nutrition and application of nutrition in the service of commercially-prepared meals.
Provides an overview of the male anatomy and examines health status from birth to death from an interdisciplinary perspective. Topics include major, chronic, and infectious diseases; mental health, andropause, stress, sleep, aging, exercise, nutrition, sexual health, and grooming; and the impact of a male role model on health.
Introduces students to the general knowledge of water and nutrient relationships as they relate to soilless media. Examines plant/water relationships and optimum nutrition.
''It continues to fascinate me that my area of research, which examines how gender and race impact education and learning, is so central yet so under-examined. Whether you are looking at how female philosophers of ancient Greece were routinely excluded from historical re-telling or how today's popular media miseducates the public about women, there is much to be explored–and that means that the possibilities are limitless. I want students to see that we are living in a global community and that we have a commitment to be good citizens and lifelong learners in this expansive neighborhood.''
The major enables an appreciation of diversity, expands international awareness, equips students with critical and analytical skills, and provides background for working with women in public and private sectors. Courses are available in gender, race, class, sexuality, feminist theory, research, literature, history, sociology, performance, politics, and many more. The annual campus Women’s Studies Student Symposium further supplements student learning.
Students complete a core of theatre courses including acting, design, play analysis, and theatre history. Supplemental applied drama courses provide students with actual working theatre knowledge in costuming, stagecraft, box office, and promotion. The program produces courageous students who have a wide range of abilities, are comfortable working as a team, can think on their feet, analyze situations thoroughly, communicate effectively, and work well under pressure. NOTE: no auditions are necessary for entrance into the theatre major, but upper-level performance electives require a juried audition.
Fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, coursework teaches students about the history of social work and the development of social welfare, the impact of diversity and oppression on society, family and group development theories, community organizations, and research methodology. An internship with a social service agency during the senior year supplements classroom learning.