Residential College (RCO)

RCO 101 College Writing I 3

A course in academic writing, focusing on analysis, argument, and critical reflection using the tenets of rhetoric. Instruction in drafting, revising, and compilation of a final portfolio.

GE Core: GRD

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. Admission to a Residential College;

Notes: Equivalent credit to ENG 101 and/or FMS 115. students may receive credit for only one of RCO 101 or ENG 101 or FMS 115.

RCO 102 College Writing II 3

A course in research-based writing, focused on analysis, argument, and critical reflection using the tenets of rhetoric. Instruction in research methodologies as relevant to college writing projects.

GE Core: GRD

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. Admission to a Residential College;

Notes: Equivalent credit to ENG 102 and/or FMS 116. students may receive credit for only one of RCO 102 or ENG 102 or FMS 116.

RCO 103 Writing Clinic 3

RCO 104 Communication 1-3

RCO 105 Communication 3

RCO 106 Communication 3

RCO 107 Comunication 3

RCO 110 Seminar in Mathematics 3

RCO 111 Seminar in Mathematics 3

RCO 112 Contemporary Topics in Mathematics 3

Practical mathematical topics including set theory, properties and operations of number systems, algebra, geometry and consumer mathematics. Additional topics may be selected from logic, systems of numeration, and mathematical systems.

GE Core: GMT

Notes: Students may not receive credit for both MAT 112 and RCO 112.

RCO 113 Seminar in Mathematics 3

RCO 114 Elementary Introduction to Probability and Statistics 3

Survey of statistics intended for undergraduates in any discipline. Graphical displays, numerical measures, relationships between variables, elements of good data collection. Basic probability, introduction to inferential techniques including confidence intervals and significance testing. Emphasis on statistical literacy.

GE Core: GMT

Notes: Students may not earn credit for both RCO 114 and STA 108. may not be taken for credit by students who have received credit for ECO 250 or ECO 350 or who are concurrently enrolled in ECO 250.

RCO 115 College Algebra 3

Practical mathematical topics including Algebraic expressions, exponents, radicals, factoring, solving equations and inequalities, graphing, polynomial and rational functions.

GE Core: GMT

Prerequisites: Admission to a Residential College.

RCO 116 Seminar in Mathematics 3

RCO 117 Seminar in Mathematics 3

RCO 118 Seminar in Mathematics 3

RCO 120 Residential College Seminar in Language and Culture 3

Focus on the interconnections among regions of the world, interpret and evaluate information on diverse ecologies, human societies, artistic achievements, or political systems, and gain sensitivity to cultural differences on a global scale.

GE Marker: GL

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor .

RCO 121 Residential College Seminar in Language and Culture 3

Special topics in a global context as it pertains to the language and culture of nations, or sub-nationalities in Eurasia, the Caribbean, Central and Latin America, East Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and the Pacific Islands, and indigenous people around the world.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

RCO 122 Foreign Language 3

RCO 131 Residentl College Elective Sem 3

RCO 132 Residentl College Elective Sem 3

RCO 133 Residential College Service-Learning Seminar 3

Focus on community service in readings and field experience. Topics vary relevant to the instructor's area of expertise.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

RCO 134 Residentl College Elective Sem 3

RCO 135 Residentl College Elective Sem 3

RCO 138 Residentl College Elective Sem 3

RCO 139 Residentl College Elective Sem 3

RCO 140 Residentl College Elective Sem 3

RCO 141 Residentl College Elective Sem 3

RCO 142 Residentl College Elective Sem 3

RCO 143 Residentl College Elective Sem 3

RCO 144 Residentl College Elective Sem 3

RCO 145 Residentl College Elective Sem 3

RCO 146 Residentl College Elective Sem 3

RCO 147 Residentl College Elective Sem 3

RCO 148 Residentl College Elective Sem 3

RCO 149 ExpCrs:Good Life:Living Well 3

The challenges of late-modern life, globalization, and virtual time and space.

RCO 151 Exp Crs: Science / Selfhood 1

Who are you? What are you? How do brains and bodies give rise to minds? What does the word ¿I¿ really refer to? For centuries, philosophers and theologians have proposed answers to these questions and we will search for possible answers in the works of past and contemporary philosophers and scientific thinkers.

RCO 152 ExpCrs:Hist - Am Sketch Comedy 1

RCO 155 Residential College Seminar in the Art of Discourse 3

An introduction to discourse in global professional, social, digital, and academic contexts, with an emphasis on oral communication and professional written and digital documents.

Prerequisites: Admission to a Residential College.

Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

RCO 201 Residential College Seminar in Historical Perspectives: Premodern 3

Historical study of human culture from ancient times to the 17th century.

GE Core: GHP

LEC: GPM

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

RCO 202 Residential College Seminar in Historical Perspectives: Modern 3

Historical study of human culture from the 17th century to the present.

GE Core: GHP

LEC: GMO

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

RCO 203 Residential College Seminar in Philosophical/Religious/Ethical Principles 3

Study of philosophical, religious, and ethical traditions that have shaped societies in the past and the present.

GE Core: GPR

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

RCO 204 Residential College Seminar in Literature and Rhetoric 3

Study of works of literature and the social and historical contexts from which they come.

GE Core: GLT

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

RCO 205 Residential College Seminar in Social and Behavioral Studies 3

Study of the interrelationship between individuals and society and of the social and intellectual contexts of events and situations.

GE Core: GSB

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

RCO 206 Residential College Studies in the Arts 3

Lecture and/or seminar in the arts.

GE Core: GFA

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

RCO 207 Communication 3

RCO 211 Residential College Seminar in Historical Perspectives: Premodern 3

Historical study of human culture from ancient times to the 17th century.

GE Core: GHP

GE Marker: GL

LEC: GPM

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

RCO 212 Residential College Seminar in Historical Perspectives: Modern 3

Historical study of human culture from the 17th century to the present.

GE Core: GHP

GE Marker: GN

LEC: GMO

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

RCO 213 Residential College Seminar in Philosophical/Religious/Ethical Principles 3

Study of philosophical, religious, and ethical traditions that have shaped societies in the past and the present.

GE Core: GPR

GE Marker: GN

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

RCO 214 Residential College Seminar in Literature and Rhetoric 3

Study of works of literature and the social and historical contexts from which they come.

GE Core: GLT

GE Marker: GN

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

RCO 215 Residential College Seminar in Social and Behavioral Studies 3

Study of the interrelationship between individuals and society and of the social and intellectual contexts of events and situations.

GE Core: GSB

GE Marker: GN

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

RCO 219 Analytic Evaluative Stds 3

RCO 220 British/American Lit Seminar 3

RCO 221 Residential College Seminar in Historical Perspectives: Premodern 3

Historical study of human culture from ancient times to the 17th century.

GE Core: GHP

GE Marker: GL

LEC: GPM

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

RCO 222 Residential College Seminar in Historical Perspectives: Modern 3

Historical study of human culture from the 17th century to the present.

GE Core: GHP

GE Marker: GL

LEC: GMO

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

RCO 223 Residential College Seminar in Philosophical/Religious/Ethical Principles 3

Study of philosophical, religious, and ethical traditions that have shaped societies in the past and the present.

GE Core: GPR

GE Marker: GL

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

RCO 224 Residential College Seminar in Literature and Rhetoric 3

Study of works of literature and the social and historical contexts from which they come.

GE Core: GLT

GE Marker: GL

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

RCO 225 Residential College Seminar in Social and Behavioral Studies 3

Study of the interrelationship between individuals and society and of the social and intellectual contexts of events and situations.

GE Core: GSB

GE Marker: GL

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

RCO 226 Residential College Seminar in Fine Arts 3

Variable topics within the arts pertaining to the Ashby Residential College curriculum focus of peace studies.

GE Core: GFA

GE Marker: GL

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

RCO 228 British/American Lit Seminar 3

RCO 229 British/American Lit Seminar 3

RCO 230 Fine Arts Seminar 3

RCO 238 Fine Arts Seminar 3

RCO 239 Non-Western Fine Arts Seminar 3

A global historical survey of non-Western art form(s) through an examination of historical, cultural, and material contexts. Students will explore the art form(s) through global historical texts and in-class experiential practice.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor .

RCO 240 Histrcl Perspc Westrn Culture 3

RCO 241 Histrcl Persp Westrn Culture 3

RCO 242 Histrcl Persp Westrn Culture 3

RCO 243 Histrcl Persp Westrn Culture 3

RCO 244 Histrcl Persp Westrn Culture 3

RCO 245 Histrcl Persp Westrn Culture 3

RCO 246 Histrcl Persp Westrn Culture 3

RCO 247 Histrcl Persp Westrn Culture 3

RCO 249 Histrcl Persp Westrn Culture 3

RCO 250 Life Science 3

RCO 252 Introductory Concepts in Biology 3

Introduction to major concepts in biology for students who do not plan to take additional biology courses. Explores basic aspects of biology, including genetics, physiology, and ecology. Specific topics may include conservation biology, biotechnology, and current issues.

GE Core: GNS

LEC: GLS

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

Notes: Students may not earn credit for both BIO 111/BIO 112 and RCO 252. Students may not earn credit for both BIO 105 and RCO 252.

RCO 255 Introductory Concepts in Earth Science 3

Survey of basic concepts and processes. Integration of issues pertaining to environmental sustainability with the nature of the earth's three primary physical systems: the solid earth and continents; the ocean basins and the oceans; and the atmosphere's weather.

GE Core: GNS

LEC: GPS

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

Notes: Students cannot earn credit for both GEO 103 and RCO 255. Students cannot earn credit for both GEO 106/GEO 106L and RCO 255.

RCO 259 Physical Science 3

RCO 261 Seminar in Non-Western Studies 3

RCO 268 Seminar in Non-Western Studies 3

RCO 269 Seminar in Non-Western Studies 3

RCO 271 Social Behavioral Sci Seminar 3

RCO 272 Social Behavioral Sci Seminar 3

RCO 273 General Psychology 3

Survey of psychology. Includes psychology as science, nervous system, growth and development, sensory and perceptual processes, motivation, emotion, learning, social behavior, personality (normal and pathological), statistics, testing, intelligence, aptitudes, and achievement.

GE Core: GSB

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. Admission to a Residential College;

Notes: Students may not receive credit for both RCO 273 and PSY 121.

RCO 274 Social Behavioral Sci Seminar 3

RCO 279 Social Behavioral Sci Seminar 3

RCO 282 World Literature Seminar 3

RCO 286 World Literature Seminar 3

RCO 298 Residentl College Elective 3

RCO 299 Residentl College Elective 3

RCO 301 Independent Study 1-3

This course is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to the nature and structure of research/scholarship in a variety of academic disciplines.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. Admission to a Residential College;

Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

RCO 302 Advanced Study 3

Advanced-level study.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

RCO 306 Music in Context 3

Consideration of musical works in social, artistic, and economic contexts.

GE Core: GFA

GE Marker: GL

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor .

RCO 390 Research Capstone 3

Locating and using primary and/or secondary source materials, published and unpublished. Variable topics, related to residential colleges' curriculum. Offerings may include digital publications, fieldwork, or professional development research.

Prerequisites: Admission to a Residential College.