Spring Summer 2017
See the Campion-Luther Course Booklet for all Spring/Summer and Fall 2017 course offerings.
ENGL 100-C40 Critical Reading and Writing I
Stephen Moore CRN 20771 MTWR 0930-1045
This course develops students' proficiency in critical reading and writing through the study of a wide range of non-literary and literary texts, and the study of composition, with emphasis on connections between modes of reading and writing.
ENGL 100-C70 Critical Reading and Writing I
Deborah Hoffmann CRN 20936 MTWR 1300-1415
(See description above.)
ENGL 251-C40 Expository Persuasive Writing
Susan Bauman CRN 20674 MTWR 1300-1600
This course is intended to help students read and write more effectively by improving their skills in analysis and composition. All good writing shares qualities such as unity, coherence, precision, clarity, interest, logic and originality. Students in this class try their hands at different kinds of writing, and study and discuss others’ essays as well as their own to improve their writing skills. Practicing these skills by reading the writing of accomplished essayists and by writing a variety of assignments and essays enables students to articulate their views on any kind of issue, subject or text with greater confidence. Throughout the course, students will examine – and gain experience with – three types of communication: personal, persuasive and expository. In addition, they will also focus on writing as a process including prewriting, drafting and revision, so that they can learn how to both inform and persuade their readers successfully. Along with examples of expository essays, the material studied will include both rhetorical strategies and practical composition advice.
HIST 115-C40 Issues in European History
Clay Burlingham CRN 20796 MW 1100-1330
This course will begin with the revolution in thought (1715-1789) that led to the revolution in the streets (1789-1815), and it will end with the defeat of Hitler, and the emergence of the Cold War in 1945. It will examine how the French Revolution went through a series of stages, where not only did Terror become governmental policy for one year in 1793-1794, but the same revolution made possible the rise and rule of Napoleon Bonaparte, over both France and much of Europe. The course will look at how Otto von Bismarck unified Germany, beginning in 1862, and how that Germany, in turn so shifted the balance of power, Europe polarized to the point, where World War I resulted in 1914. Little was the same, in the wake of this four year war, for not only did four empires fall, but Communism captured Russia, and Fascism emerged in both Italy and Germany.
PHIL 150-C40 Critical Thinking
Paul Omoyefa CRN 20838 MTWR 0930-1045
Critical thinking—also called logic—is the study of how to distinguish good reasoning from bad, correct thinking from incorrect. It’s a little like grammar: we use it all the time, usually without thinking about it. But like grammar, critical thinking involves universal rules that you may not be familiar with. Studying these rules will help you to use them more effectively, and so to become a better thinker. In the first half of the course, we’ll study some of the basic concepts of critical thinking. We’ll pay particular attention to the concept of an argument, and to related notions such as classification and definition. We’ll also study techniques that you can use to assess the strength of an argument and to spot fallacies (errors in reasoning). The second part of the course will be devoted to somewhat more technical topics. We’ll spend several weeks studying classical deductive logic as developed by Aristotle. We’ll also take a look at modern propositional logic, at inductive logic, and at the connections between critical thinking and other important topics.
PSYC 102-C20 Introductory Psychology B
Susan Weir CRN 20673 MTWR 0900-1200
This course offers an introduction to the psychology of the human individual, focusing on topics having to do with biological processes; sensation and perception; consciousness; learning; memory; thought and language; and motivation and emotion. This course will also provide an overview of how psychology developed and the research methods used in psychology. Through this course, students will gain an understanding of human behaviour and will become critical consumers of information that is available through the media and other sources.
PSYC 210-C20 Developmental Psychology
Susan Weir CRN 20674 MTWR 1300-1600
A study of developmental processes across the lifespan; the interaction between environmental and biological processes; maturational and learning factors; how these interact with social influences in the developing person.
STAT 100-C40 Elementary Statistics for Applications
Robert Petry CRN 20863 MTWR 1100-1215
This course provides an introduction to statistical methods. Topics covered include descriptive statistics, probability, the normal distribution, and basic techniques of statistical inference (confidence intervals and hypothesis tests for population means and proportions, one-way analysis of variance), as well as simple linear regression. The Campion section of STAT 100 uses a custom coursebook written by the instructor, which not only is inexpensive, but also has a local flavour (Saskatchewan/Canada) with examples drawn from a range of areas of interest including the humanities, business, and science (astronomy, biology, etc.).
STAT 200-C70 Intermediate Statistics for Applications
Vijayaparvathy Agasthian CRN 20991 MTWR 1230-1345
This course is a continuation of STAT 100. Topics include inference for two categorical variables, basic multiple linear regression, two-way analysis of variance, introduction to nonparametric methods, statistical process control, and an introduction to survey design.