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Fall 2017 Course Offerings for Audit

For information on the Lifelong Learning at King program, contact Dr. Han Ong, Dean - College of Arts and Sciences, at King University at 423.652.6007 or Books for the classes can be purchased at or most online book retailers.

BIOL 2500: Microbiology and Immunology

Ong, Laura; MWF, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

The fundamental principles of morphology, physiology, virulence of microbes, and vertebrate immune responses. Laboratory experiments in pure culture techniques, classification, and epidemiology will be conducted. This course is not recommended for Biology majors. Four hours of lecture, two hours of laboratory each week.

CRJU 1500: Introduction to Criminal Justice

Mongold, Jennifer; TR, 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM 

This is an introductory course for the Criminal Justice program. It is a survey of the history and function of the different sections of the American criminal justice system including courts, corrections, and law enforcement. Additional topics will include the future of the justice system as well as an introduction to alternatives to our current justice responses.

ENGL 3461: Shakespeare

McDonald, Craig; MW, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM 

A thematic and genre study of representative plays. Students may receive credit for both courses, since different plays will be studied in alternating years.

ENGL 3620: American Realism & Naturalism

Story, Brandon; MWF, 11:20 AM – 12:20 PM 

An introduction to the writings of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries from the Civil War to World War I.

HIST 3730: Civil War

Osborn, Kyle; MWF, 2:50 PM – 3:50 PM

This course spans the decades prior to and after the Civil War, America’s greatest period of civil strife. We will cover the causes of the conflict, roam widely across battlefields, witness the vulnerability of the homefronts, and investigate the attempts made to resolve the conflict during the era of Reconstruction. Important questions of slavery and emancipation, dissent and opposition to the war, spiritual and cultural impacts, and legacies of the war on American politics, society and values will be the main topics of the course. We will concentrate on the social, political and economic aspects of the war; this is not a course in military history but we will learn about battles and wartime conditions. This class will expose students to a variety of sources on the conflict, including scholarly books and articles, memoirs, fiction, and primary historical documents.

HIST 4001: Martin Luther and the 95 Theses, 1517-2017

Dotterweich, Martin; TR, 9:40 AM – 11:10 AM

This course focuses on specialized topics. It requires a research paper or other research project demonstrating mastery of the skills and a sophisticaed demosntration of content knowledge in history.

HUMN 2171: The Quest for a Meaningful Life

Dotterweich, M & Shaw, K; MW, 2:50 PM – 4:20 PM

The greatness of a society might be determined in numerous ways—the sophistication of its political system, its military prowess, its artistic and scientific achievements. It might be said that what lies behind its aspirations and achievements, what drives these, in fact, is its definition of the “good life,” with all its complexity of meaning. In this 2-semester course, we will survey those societies that have shaped the modern world and examine how they have defined the good and meaningful life, both in the goals they have sought to achieve and in their literary legacy. In doing so, we hope to challenge students to consider their own definition of a meaningful life in the light of their own culture and of the Christian Gospel.

MUSC 3170: Romanticism in Music

Flannagan, Pat; MWF, 10:10 AM – 11:10 AM 

Analytical overview of western music from the 19th century. Understanding the expanded tonalities in music is a major component. Special emphasis is given to development of reading scores and listening skills. Out-of-class listening assignments and attendance at live performances are required.

PHIL 2010: Introduction to Philosophy

Streetman, Craig; TR, 1:10 PM – 2:40 PM 

This course offers a survey of pivotal philosophical theories relating to truth, value, and the good life. It will provide an introduction to the history of philosophical though, engender a reflective stance toward these topics, and promote clear and critical though about the health of our culture and how we ought to live as U.S. and global citizens.

PSCI 3900: Special Topics: The Politics of Guns

Robinson, Scott; TR, 9:40 AM – 11:10 AM

SAIS 3730: American Foreign Policy

Tkach, Benjamin; MWF, 2:50 PM – 3:50 PM 

This course is designed to familiarize the student with American Foreign Policy (AFP), with an emphasis on contemporary issues. The primary goal is to equip students with the conceptual and analytical tools to understand and interrupt connections between contemporary U.S. foreign policies and international relations theory. The course examines the role of power and specific foreign policy issues in the international system. We begin with an overview international relations theory that underlies U.S. foreign policy, move on to investigate the influence of domestic politics, and ultimately students will utilize the knowledge gained to critically analyze a major foreign policy area.

THTR 3011: Theater History I

Slaughter, Christopher; MWF, 10:10 AM – 11:10 AM

This course provides a survey of the development of theatre from its ritualistic beginnings through the Renaissance. Specific attention is given to theatrical elements of audience, actor, stage scenery, theatre architecture, literature, and the relation of each to the social and intellectual environment of each style period.