ENG 210: Advanced Exposition
Development of expository writing skills at
an advanced level across the major academic curriculum and disciplines
(natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, business, etc.). Course
also establishes the foundations of rhetorical theory and the
application of advanced rhetorical techniques to academic writing. WI
or ENG 212: Technical Writing
COM 130: Interactive Communications and Design I
Introduction to graphic design for desktop and electronic publishing in communication using Adobe InDesign and Photoshop. Students will create a comprehensive media project including one-year editorial calendar, media kit, and audience analysis.
COM 201: Journalism I
Development of skills required by newspaper writing and production, including principles of interviewing, reporting, editing and design. WI
COM 230: Interactive Communications and Design II
Introduction to web communications, including Podcasting, blogging, and e-journalism. Course will cover Basic HTML code, Content Management Systems, Cascading Style Sheets, and file conversion for electronic publishing. Prerequisites: COM 130. FT
COM 355: Internship
COM 400: Assessment Portfolio (.5 course credit)
A study in writing and reflection, COM Assessment Portfolio will impart the advanced rhetorical skills that will enable a student to assemble an assessment portfolio and demonstrate mastery of the department’s assessment criteria. Prerequisite: senior standing in Mass Communications or instructor’s permission.
BIO 101: General Biology I or BIO 110 Contemporary Biology
Introduction to cell anatomy and organismal biology. The five kingdoms of life are surveyed, emphasizing distinguishing features and lifestyles. In-depth study of major organ systems of multicellular animals. Emphasis on principles underlying living organisms, problems they face and solutions that have evolved. Designed as first of two semesters of a general survey. Three hours lecture; three hours laboratory. NSL
EQS 110: Intro to Equine Management
The foundation course for equestrian studies, which addresses basic
equine anatomy, breeds, colors, conformation, equipment, feeding,
grooming, minor veterinary care, shoeing, soundness and stable
management. Lecture, demonstration, discussion; practica and
experiential work required at the stable.
EQS 116: Equine Anatomy and Physiology
A study of the musculoskeletal, respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive,
urinary, nervous, endocrine and reproductive systems of the horse from
anatomical and physiological perspectives. Prerequisite: BIO 101 or 110.
Three hours lecture; two hours laboratory.
EQS 225: Equine Health Management
Examines the care of the horse, symptoms,
causes, care and prevention of diseases and injuries; assisting the
farrier and veterinarian; basics of blood testing, immunizations,
parasites and their control; and record-keeping. Lecture, discussion,
practica, laboratory and experiential work required at the stable.
Prerequisites: 110, 116.
EQS 230: Intro to Training the Horse
Presents the basic concepts of a variety of
traditional and modern training methods. The course provides an
understanding of the horse’s natural behavior, instincts and ability to
learn. Students are taught the use of aids, tack, equipment, schooling
exercises and training techniques, all designed to develop a calm,
obedient, forward-moving horse. Lecture, discussion and practica.
EQS 240: Intro to Teaching Horsemanship
A preparatory course for teaching the basics of safe horsemanship,
emphasizing theory of riding principles, methods of instruction, safety,
prevention of accidents, and supervision of groups and individual
riders. Lecture, discussion, observation, practica. Prerequisites: 110,
EQS 310: Equine Facility Management
A study of the management, design and operation of stables and horse
farms. Includes managing employees, basics of raising crops and
pastures, designing buildings, arenas, and layout, transporting horses,
insurance concerns, fire prevention and farm vehicle maintenance.
Lecture, discussion, practica, computer labs and site visits to local
stable. Includes an experiential work requirement at the stables.
Prerequisite: EQS 110.
Plus one of the following courses (chosen in consultation with academic adviser):
ENG 220: Creative Writing
Introduces students to techniques and skills in writing the four major
genres of creative writing: poetry, fiction, drama and creative
non-fiction. Class will consist of craft exercises, critical renderings
of others’ work, self-reflective analysis and the completion of four
distinct projects in portfolio format. ART
FA 118: Introduction to Photography
Introduction to basic skills of black-and-white still photography,
including darkroom techniques. Lectures and examinations on the history
of photography. (Students must supply their own single-lens reflex
FA 120: Graphic Design I
Examines the basic types of computer graphics: pixel, object and vector
based. Participants will learn the basic computer graphic tools, develop
original graphics and manipulate existing graphics using popular
graphics packages. Graphic layout for artistic, publication and
multimedia purposes will be discussed and implemented, including the use
of color, foreground, background, text and images. Prerequisite: CS 110
or permission. ART
COM 233 Integrated Marketing and Design
- Examination of integrated communications practices, including blending of both traditional and electronic public relations and advertising practices and social media. Course will also explore integrated communication case studies and theory, exploration of creative practices in advertising, including brand concept, audience analysis, and design theory. A service-learning component is required. Prerequisite: COM 201 or instructor’s permission. CC
COM 303: Media Law in a Digital Age
Legal and ethics-based study of court rulings and other issues that
concern journalists, especially with respect to censorship, obscenity,
libel, copyright, privacy and First Amendment rights and
responsibilities. ETH, WI
COM BB: Print/Online Journalism Practicum (for total of one credit)
This course is designed to provide students with the practical experience of participating in the production of a media text. Students will be involved in all aspects of preparation, production, reporting and publication design over the course of the semester. Under guidance of the Billboard adviser, students will be primarily responsible for output of the publication. Both the afternoon and evening journalism practicums will also serve as a refresher course for Journalism I and II. The Billboard adviser will provide students with the necessary instruction to be able to produce the paper, as well as work toward increasing the Billboard’s circulation and advertising clients. Prerequisite: COM 201 or permission. This may be taken as .5 or 1 course credit.
or relevant COMTopics course (per academic adviser's approval)
And one of the following courses (chosen in consultation with academic adviser)
EFT 201: Equine-Facilitated Therapeutics I
An introductory course addressing:
therapeutic program development, program personnel and team-building,
qualifications, and training; overview of disabilities commonly
encountered in the therapeutic program; learning styles; record-keeping
and use of the horse in equine-assisted activities. Prerequisite: EQS
EFT 213: Training the Therapy Horse
A practical course to train the therapeutic riding horse. Students will
train/retrain assigned horses in the following: leading techniques (on-
and off-lead) in walk and trot; ramp safety for mounts and dismounts;
acceptance of adaptive equipment; de-sensitization techniques; and
working with behavior issues related to herd work, emergency situations
and boredom. Prerequisite: EQS 230.
EFT 215: Equine Biomechanics and Kinesiology
A study of equine movement. A thorough understanding of how a horse
moves is used to improve the posture, balance and mobility of both horse
and rider. To gain an understanding of the horse’s movement in real
time, students will complete a research project using video analysis,
still photography and other media applications. Prerequisite: EQS 116.
EQS 125: Breeding Management
An introduction to all aspects of horse breeding including heredity,
selection, the reproductive system of mares and stallions, live cover
and artificial insemination, fetal development, parturition, care and
handling of breeding stock and foals, and breeding farm design and
management. Lectures, laboratory, and visits to breeding farms.
Experiential work required at the stable. Prerequisite: 116 or
permission of the director of equestrian studies.
EQS 220: Management of Equine Events
Designed for show managers, riders, trainers and instructors, this
course examines the operation of various shows, trials, events and
competitions, including basics of course design. Reviews national and
international rules, governing bodies and organizations. Practicum
experiences running college-sponsored events, lecture and discussion.
Practica and experiential work requirement at the stable. Not open to
EQS 315: Equine Performance Management
Addresses the management of the equine athlete, including nutrition,
lameness and conditioning; and modern techniques of prevention and
treatment of injuries. Lectures, discussion, laboratory, practica and
experiential work requirement at the stable Prerequisite: 225.
EQT Equitation (for total of one course credit)
or relevant EQS Topics course (per academic adviser's approval)