2011-2013 Undergraduate Catalog

Course Descriptions

Arts & Sciences
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A&SC 101 College Success Strategies
1 cr.
Orients students to the expectations of college-level study and introduces basic strategies for success (such as time management, goal setting, choosing a major, study skills, and test taking).

A&SC 103 College Survival Skills
3 cr.
Prepares entry-level students to succeed in college by providing study skills strategies and practice to increase reading and math proficiency.

A&SC 105 Campus Explorations
1 cr. (P/NP).
Provides students with the opportunity to explore campus resources by sampling a menu which includes wellness activities, community service, campus resources, academic support, and campus involvement.

A&SC 107 Cultural Explorations
1 cr. (P/NP).
Awards one credit to students who experience and reflect upon specified musical, dramatic, artistic, and cultural presentations on campus and in the community.

A&SC 111 First Year Seminar
2 cr. (F, Sp)
Provides resources, strategies, and learning environments that actively engage students in meeting their educational goals while increasing their knowledge of community, civic engagement, and service learning. Students who are taking, or have taken, A&SC 101 cannot enroll in A&SC 111.

A&SC 192 Billings: A Case Study
3 cr.
Studies how the community of Billings works, through discussion with community leaders, visits to City Council and other key events or sites, and individual research projects.

* A&SC 274 Women, Culture and Society (crosslisted with WGSS 274)
[formerly A&SC/SOCL 250 Women, Culture and Society]
3 cr.
Examines the diversity of women’s experience in society as citizens, creators, and thinkers. The course includes cross-cultural and historical study, but concentrates on the status and roles of women (and men) in contemporary American society.

A&SC 291 Independent Study
V1-3 cr.
Provides an opportunity to receive credit for individualized or special experiential learning opportunities.

A&SC 292 Interdisciplinary Seminar
V1-3 cr.
An opportunity to explore basic themes and concepts common to the broad areas of the Humanities, the sciences, and the social sciences and to focus on contemporary Human problems. Course content will vary, and the course may be repeated for credit.

A&SC 295 Campus Involvement
1 cr. (P/NP).
Offers credit for student participation in a time-consuming committee and/or student organization at MSU Billings. Requires student reflection upon challenges faced and skills learning in campus involvement experiences. No student officer or participant in student organization need take this course as a condition for his or her participation.

A&SC 297 Service Learning
1 cr. (P/NP).
Introduces students to basic skills as a volunteer; offers credit for a variety of service activities including volunteer work with the needy, tutoring, and helping service organizations; and helps students assess their experience.

A&SC 298 Student Leadership Development
1 cr. (P/NP).
Provides a leadership training component to supplement student involvement in a student leadership position. No student officer or participant in student organization need take this course as a condition for his or her participation.

A&SC 309 Psychology of Gender (crosslisted with PSYX 335)
[formerly A&SC/PSYC 309 Psychology of Gender Differences]
3 cr.
Prerequisite: PSYX 100. Explores the factors that influence the development of differences in cognitive and social/emotional functioning between males and females and the effects of those differences on psychological functioning.

A&SC 350 Perspectives on Women
3 cr.
Considers various perspectives of and about women and major issues relevant to women today, with an accent on women’s scholarship. Course content will vary, and the course may be repeated for credit.

A&SC 365 Images of Women in Literature and the Arts (crosslisted with LIT 335)
[formerly A&SC/ENGL 365 Images of Women in Literature and the Arts]
3 cr.
Studies examples of the written, oral and visual arts depicting women as “voices” of the periods which produced them, and examines how those voices influenced and continue to color women’s perceptions of their roles in society. Pays special attention to the literature written by such authors as Doris Lessing, Alice Adams, Anne Sexton, Alice Munro, Megan Terry and Alice Walker.

A&SC 492 Interdisciplinary Seminar
V1-3 cr.
An opportunity to explore in-depth certain concepts, problems, and issues from a combination of arts and sciences disciplines. Course content will vary, and the course may be repeated for credit.

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