Open Classrooms: A Week of Teaching Visits Schedule

The following sections are available for observation. Please note that each section has a quota; once that quota is filled the option will no longer appear in the survey. If all of the sections for a professor are filled, that professor’s name will no longer appear as an option in the survey.

Dr. Damien Arthur

[PSC 104] American National Government and Politics (CT):
Course Description: This course will engage students in critical thinking as they explore the American federal government system, with emphasis on constitutionalism, governmental structure, and the political process.

  • Dr. Damien Arthur, PSC 104: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 | 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
  • Dr. Damien Arthur, PSC 104: Thursday, April 6, 2017 | 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

[PSC 611] A Seminar on Robert C. Byrd
Course Description: The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the complexities of the U.S. Senate, through the life and legacy of Senator Robert C. Byrd. As such, the course offers a broad overview of the American legislative system and a micro-level look though one senator.

  • Dr. Damien Arthur, PSC 611: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 | 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Dr. Tina Cartwright

[CI 248] Introduction to Science for Elementary Educators

Course Description: Introduction to teaching science in elementary schools, emphasizing inquiry-based learning practices and effective research-based teaching strategies. Activities include seminars, discussion and experimentation using learning modules targeting Earth and Space.

  • Dr. Tina Cartwright, CI 248: Monday, April 3, 2017 | 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm
  • Dr. Tina Cartwright, CI 248: Monday, April 3, 2017 | 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm

[CI 448] Integrated Science Methods: Elementary Education
Course Description: General elementary education course with emphasis on instructional standards and objectives, methods, and materials for science.

  • Dr. Tina Cartwright, CI 448: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 | 11:oo am – 12:15 pm
  • Dr. Tina Cartwright, CI 448: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 | 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Dr. Eric “Del” Chrol

[LAT 101] First Year Latin

  • Dr. Del Chrol, LAT 101: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 | 11:00 am – 11:50 am

[CL 210] Love and War in the Ancient World (CT)

Course Description: Taught in English, this course examines the themes of love and war in Greek and Roman poetry and prose.

  • Dr. Del Chrol, CL 210: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 | 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

[CL/RST 250] Studies in Humanities

Course Description: An interdisciplinary course to introduce students to the elements of a humanistic education.

  • Dr. Del Chrol, CL/RST 250: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 | 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

[CL 477] Reacting to the Past: Greece and Rome

Course Description: A semester-long game/simulation where students play historical characters in Athens in 403 B.C., then in Rome just after Julius Caesar’s assassination.

  • Dr. Del Chrol, CL 477: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 | 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
  • Dr. Del Chrol, CL 477: Thursday, April 6, 2017 | 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Professor Pam Holland

[CD 571L] Clinical Principles of Assessment

Course Description: This lab/seminar corresponds with CD 571 and will present the basic clinical principles and procedures

  • Professor Pam Holland: Friday, April 7, 2017 | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Professor Dan Hollis

[JMC 402] Law of Mass Communications
Course Description: A cross-media overview of the legal concepts important to the media professional with special focus on the roles, rights, and responsibilities of those individuals.

[NOTE: Professor Hollis has invited observers to come after the starting point or leave before the ending point if that better suits their schedules.]

  • Professor Dan Hollis, JMC 402: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 | 4:00 pm – 6:20 pm

Dr. Lori Howard

[CISP 510] Introduction to Instruction Practices/Exceptional Children
Course Description: An introductory course on applied planning and instructional approaches for the exceptional child. The course will introduce students to validated instructional practices for the beginning classroom teacher.

  • Dr. Lori Howard, CISP 510: This is an online course; Dr. Howard will add you to the class in Blackboard so you can explore during the week.

[CISP 607] Math Strategies for Exceptional Students
Course Description: Examines mathematics curriculum, methods, and adapted materials for students with mild to moderate disabilities in K-12 classrooms. Emphasizes strategies for accessing the general education curriculum, higher-level courses, and technology.

  • Dr. Lori Howard, CISP 607: This is an online course; Dr. Howard will add you to the class in Blackboard so you can explore during the week.

Dr. Sissy Isaacs

[CI 449] Instructional and Classroom Management: Secondary Education

Course Description: Classroom management with emphasis on practical techniques for dealing with management problems in secondary and middle school settings.

  • Dr. Sissy Isaacs, CI 449: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 | 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
  • Dr. Sissy Isaacs, CI 449: Thursday, April 6, 2017 | 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Dr. Kristen Lillvis

[ENG 628] 20th Century African American Literature

Course Description: An intensive study of selected novels, plays and poems of the period.

  • Dr. Kristen Lillvis, ENG 628: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 | 4:00 pm – 6:20 pm

Dr. Rachael Peckham

[ENG 210]: Autobiography & Memoir

Course Description: Study of select autobiographies and memories from a variety of literary traditions.

  • Dr. Rachael Peckham, ENG 210: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 | 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

[HON 293]: Yeager IV Seminar

Course Description: In this seminar, we will examine recent scandals and controversies in memoir that have rocked the genre of creative nonfiction, testing its boundaries and the reader-writer contract – an implicit understanding that the writer of nonfiction is telling the truth. We’ll look at select “false memoirs” and other works that provoke difficult questions and, often, strong reactions in the reader. Along the way, students will compose their own purposefully “twisted” nonfiction writing, exploring their own relationship to the truth in a post-truth era.

  • Dr. Rachael Peckham, HON 293: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 | 12:30 pm – 2:15 pm

Dr. Zelideth Rivas

[JPN 102] Elementary Japanese

Course Description: Pronunciation, conversation, reading and composition with emphasis on aural/oral development. This includes katakana, hiragana, and Chinese characters, used in context.

  • Dr. Zelideth Rivas, JPN 102: Monday, April 3, 2017 | 11:00 am – 11:50 am
  • Dr. Zelideth Rivas, JPN 102: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 | 11:00 am – 11:50 am
  • Dr. Zelideth Rivas, JPN 102: Friday, April 7, 2017 | 11:00 am – 11:50 am

[JPN 204] Intermediate Japanese IV

Course Description: Development of practical conversational skills, reading for comprehension, and directed compositions.

  • Dr. Zelideth Rivas, JPN 204: Monday, April 3, 2017 | 1:00 pm – 1:50 pm
  • Dr. Zelideth Rivas, JPN 204: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 | 1:00 pm – 1:50 pm

[JPN 304] Japanese Literature in Translation

Course Description: This course introduces a comprehensive overview of the history of Japanese literature from the earliest times to the mid-nineteenth century Course taught in English.

  • Dr. Zelideth Rivas, JPN 304: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 | 2:oo pm – 3:15 pm
  • Dr. Zelideth Rivas, JPN 304: Thursday, April 6, 2017 | 2:oo pm – 3:15 pm

Professor Jennifer Sias

[FYS 100] First Year Seminar in Critical Thinking

Course Description: Students will learn integrative/critical thinking skills integral to life-long learning through discussion, interaction, discovery, problem solving, writing, research, reflection, and examination of multicultural/international issues.

  • Prof. Jennifer Sias, FYS 100: Monday, April 3, 2017 | 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm

Dr. Kateryna Schray

[ENG 436] Medieval British Literature

Course Description: Old English Elegiac and heroic poetry; Middle English lyrics and romances; the Ricardian and Malory.
[Note: Dr. Schray  has indicated that the plan for that evening is one that will make it easier for faculty to slip out if they are unable to stay for the whole class period.]

  • Dr. Kateryna Schray, ENG 436: Monday, April 3, 2017 | 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Dr. Michael Schroeder

[MTH220] Discrete Mathematics

Course Description: Sets, relations, directed and undirected graphs, monoids, groups, lattices, Boolean algebra, and propositional logic.

  • Dr. Michael Schroeder, MTH 220: Tuesday, April 4, 2015 | 8:00 am – 9:15 am
  • Dr. Michael Schroeder, MTH 220: Thursday, April 6, 2017 | 8:00 am – 9:15 am

Dr. Isaac Wait

[ENGR 111] Engineering Computations

Course Description: Introduction to effective problem-solving techniques used in various engineering applications with an emphasis on accuracy.

  • Dr. Isaac Wait, ENGR 111: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 | 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

[CE 331] Hydraulic Engineering

Course Description: Hydraulic flow in pipe networks, water hammer, surge tanks, pumps and turbines. Basic open channel on flow. Storm and sanitary sewer design. Dams and reservoirs.

  • Dr. Isaac Wait, CE 331: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 | 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm

[ENVE 670] Hydrology and Drainage Control

Course Description: Hydraulic flow in pipe networks, water hammer, surge tanks, pumps and turbines. Basic open channel on flow. Storm and sanitary sewer design. Dams and reservoirs.

  • Dr. Isaac Wait, ENVE 670: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 | 4:00 pm – 6:20 pm

Dr. Jamie Warner

[PSC 104] American National Government and Politics (CT)

Course Description: This course will engage students in critical thinking as they explore the American federal government system, with emphasis on constitutionalism, governmental structure, and the political process.

  • Dr. Jamie Warner, PSC 104: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 | 9:30 am – 10:45 am
  • Dr. Jamie Warner, PSC 104: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 | 4:00 pm – 6:20 pm
  • Dr. Jamie Warner, PSC 104: Thursday, April 6, 2017 | 9:30 am – 10:45 am

[PSC 430] Political Ideologies

Course Description: This course examines modern political ideologies including Liberalism, Conservatism, Anarchism, Socialism, Fascism, Feminism, and Environmentalism with emphasis on the original texts.

  • Dr. Jamie Warner, PSC 430: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 | 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
  • Dr. Jamie Warner, PSC 430: Thursday, April 6, 2017 | 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

[PSC 499] Capstone Experience

Course Description: This course is designed to integrate political theory with politics by considering the relevance of political philosophy to contemporary political questions.

[Note: The PSC 499 class meetings will consist of student presentations of their capstone research.]

  • Dr. Jamie Warner, PSC 499: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 | 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
  • Dr. Jamie Warner, PSC 499: Thursday, April 6, 2017 | 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm