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Registration News & Notes - Spring Semester

Registration News & Notes for Spring 2020 Semester  

  • BIOL 4127/5127-01 Bioinformatics Applications for Biology
    • ​Intro’ to computer based analysis and management applications for molecular biology data.
    • Programming skills are not necessary for this class. For Computer Science Majors, this is an opportunity to engage in a dynamic field rich in opportunity and highly relevant to: processor and peripheral speed, parallel programing, modelling, visualising, exploring and interpreting data
    • Participate in the biggest change in biology since the discovery of the role of DNA Handing, interpreting new, UNpublished data, from mostly UNknown life forms. Think: ‘Salary Negotiation’ - Hundreds of Iowa Biotech jobs remain unfilled!!
  • BIOL 4144-01 Virology
    • Viruses are the most abundant and ​most abundant and diverse ‘Life Form’ on the planet. This 4 credit course focusses on disease, mechanisms of virus transmission, and epidemiology and allows an
      understanding of genetics of host-parasite dynamics at the population level. Ongoing references will be made to applications of virology in public health, agriculture and industry.
    • In weekly lab, we employ logical reasoning and scientific methodology to ask questions, design experiments and interpret data towards answering questions about the biological and microbial world and the scientific
      method.
    • Microbiology is helpful, but not necessary for this class. Enrollment requirements: BIOL 3100; BIOL 3140                            ​​​​
  • ​EARTHSCI 1400 Introduction to Environmental Earth Science
    • 3 credit course that will give students a chance to contribute to environmental sustainability at UNI by completing a project   
    • Students will also gain skills like: ability to communicate complex scientific concepts to diverse audiences, and learn how use technological tools like the Geographic Information System
    • Prerequisite (s): Students must have satisfied university entrance requirements in English and mathematics    
  • EARTHSCI 3400-02 Topics in Earth Science: Natural Resources and Civilizations
    • 2 hour credit course that will enable students to gain experience blending archeology, geology and history to address our civilization's environmental interrelationships 
    • Students will also participate in a hypothetical survival scenario and participate in the UNI Lifestyle Project (learn about environmental alternatives by modifying their own lifestyle)
    • Will accept sophomores entering their junior years      
  • ENGL 1120-01 Literature American Masterpieces 
    • This section makes a close exploration into the classics of the American short story- from the works of Edgar Allan Poe and Herman Mehlville all the way up to writers such as Joyce Carol Oates, Toni Cade Bambara, and T.C. Boyle.
    • Visual presentations are used each class to supplement class discussion and lecture.
    • Onetextbook is required: 40 Short Stories: A Portable Anthology, by Beverly Lawn. Other readings are provided by the instructor
  • ENGL 1120-02 Literature Contemporary Literary Culture
    • This class is designed to take advantage of the literary culture on and near UNI, giving you the opportunity to read creative works by visiting authors, read and see drama performed on campus, and consider questions of adaptation.
    • This writing-intensive section can be taken to satisfy both LAC 1A & 3B requirements
  • ENGL 1120-03 Literature Sci-Fi, Speculation & Self
    • Students will read and write about fiction with supernatural or futuristic elements to explore paradigm shifts, constructs of self and society, as well as culture.
    • Students also conduct independent research on digital immortality, cloning, time travel, and similar topics found in both science and
      sci-fi.
    • Texts include: Slaugtherhouse-Five, Your One & Only, Soft Science, and The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, Book 1, and an author visit.
  • ENGL 1120-04 Literature: Humans & Supernatural
    • Using literature and films, this course explores confrontations between human beings and supernatural creatures.
    • Along the way, we’ll read classic stories and modern retellings, from Frankenstein to This Monstrous Thing, from Romeo and Juliet to Warm Bodies, and more.
  • Click here to view ​​LAC literature PDF flyer                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
  • ​​ENGLISH 3159 / CAPSTONE 3131 Analysis of Social Issues:Rhetoric, Environment and Community Engagement​​
    • ​This course has you working on a community project where you apply your knowledge and skills to make a difference.
    • Course fulfills both Capstone requirement and elective credit in Sustainability Certificate.
    • Who knows, maybe you could be the next Greta Thunberg?
  •  ENGLISH 3148 / CAPSTONE 3148 The Holocaust in Literature & Film
    • ​Discusses issues of representation, the possibilities and limitations of language and cinematic images, the role of memory, questions of ethics and trauma
    • Literary texts and films include: testimonial and fictive works by Kluger, Ozick, Levi,Celan, and others; documentaries and feature films.
  • ​​​​​ENGLISH 4577 / CAPSTONE 3187 Blues & Jazz in African American Film & Literature
    • ​African American experiences in Spirituals, Blues, Gospel, Ragtime, Jazz, and Rap/Hip-Hop applied to study of narrative strategies, themes, and ideologies of resistance and survival in African American films and literature. Prerequisite(s): junior standing.          
  • ​​​​​ENGLISH 4765 / 5765 Applied Writing: Workplace Communication  (Posted 10/7/19)
    • This course offers students the opportunity to engage in real-world, client-based workplace projects.
    • Please note: With instructor permission (lamberti@uni.edu), these courses' pre-requisites, ENGLISH 2770 Introduction to Professional Writing, can be taken as a co-requisite.
    • Use link to view ENGLISH 4765 / 5765 Informational flyer 
  • ​​​​ENGLISH 4770 / 5770 Applied Writing: Proposals and Grants (Posted 10/7/10)
  • HPE 4125 Aging and Health
    • Students will gain knowledge of the relationship between wellness and longevity, trends in the aging population, and healthy behaviors that enhance the aging process
    • The focus will be practical and experiential learning opportunities obtained through field trips, site visits, volunteering, shadowing, observations, informational interviewing, guest speakers, lectures, classroom discussions, student seminars, and a resident panel   
  • ​​​​HPE 4164-01 Health Care and the Consumer 
    • 2 credit course, Learn about the latest research, trends, government influences and changing environment in health care
    • Become a wise educated consumer for your own health as well as that of others
    • Local professionals will present on: selecting health care providers, selecting health care as you age, types of health insurance, coping with death as it relates to the consumer (field trip to funeral home)
  • MKTG 3178-01 Global Trade Practices      
    • 3 credit university course that will give students a chance to collaboratively work on a trade project with students from EAFIT University in Columbia through the use of technology.
    • This course will bring to reality the practical trade knowledge in the classroom. In the past students have referred to it as a 'mini-internships' 
    • Prerequisite (s): MKTG 2110; ECON 1031 or ECON 1041; junior standing.
  • PHILOSOPHY AND WORLD RELIGIONS COURSE LIST PREVIEW   
  • Philosophy & World Religion Coursebook Spring 2020 Click on image to connect to course look book.                                          
  • POSTSEC 3000 Exploring the Student Affairs Profession (Posted 10/23/19)                                                                                              
    • 3 credit university elective for any student that has an interest in working at a university or would like to know more about how universities are structured and function
    • Use link to view POSTSEC 3000 Informational flyer 
  • SOC 1059​                                                                                  
    • Students will learn the history of modern human rights and develop a critical understanding of human rights internationally, domestically in the U.S.; and right here in the cedar valley.
    • Students will be exposed to various careers in human rights policy and advocacy work through guest speakers and potential field trips
    • Students will develop both a sociological perspective on human rights and critical thinking skills related to the contemporary application of human rights. Click here to view PDF flyer