Spring 2024 WVROCKS Classes
Permission/Override needed to register, Limit 2 classes per session
All WVROCKS classes are OLA (online asynchronous). All classes are to be registered for during advisement; both Section 1 and 2 listed below. WVROCKS is using a separate Brightspace Portal, NOT Shepherd’s Brightspace portal. To find the book(s) you may need if required, go to website below and choose RBA (Regents Bachelor of Arts) (Regents Bachelor of Arts) as the degree type and the subject you are looking for https://wvrocks.org/course-catalog/
1st 8 Week Session
January 8-March 1, 2024
Digital Information Literacy
If you are interested in this class, it is on the SU Class Schedule.
An online, self-paced course designed to expose students to digital information literacy and computing skills that will enable them to define, access, evaluate, manage, and ethically use information for academic, professional, and personal needs. Students will complete various online assignments and utilize online discussion forums to reflect on issues pertaining to information retrieval and usage. The assignments will allow students to apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills to address information needs. This course is repeatable to a maximum of 3 credits. RBA Upper division credit. No Book is required for this class.
Contemporary Art History
ART 399R | Art
This course explores the various artistic movements from 1945 to the present. Emphasis will be placed on critical theory, historical context, and familiarity with images and artists. RBA upper division credit/Humanities requirement. No book is required for this class.
BADM 399R Business
This course engages students in an in-depth study of entrepreneurship in the social sector, an accelerating field of study and practice in today’s world. Employing service learning, case studies and readings, students are exposed to social entrepreneurs who have developed and implemented organizational models to address social problems and facilitate some meaningful change. RBA Upper division credit. For book, go to https://wvrocks.org/course-catalog/, look under Business for book.
MATH 399R | Mathematics
The course covers contemporary topics and shows the power of mathematics by presenting applied math concepts in fields such as manufacturing and distribution, finance, technology, and sustainable growth. This course, designed for non-math majors, does not require a prohibitive amount of prerequisite mathematical knowledge (i.e., Calculus or other upper-level mathematics). It focuses on the practical side of mathematics used in the real world. Topics to be covered include Graph Theory, Management Science, Identification Numbers, Transmitting Information and Cryptography, and Geometric Growth. Math or RBA Upper division credit requirement. For book, go to https://wvrocks.org/course-catalog/, look under Mathematics for book.
PSYC 399R | Psychology
Examines theory and research relative to physical growth, intellectual development, relationships with parents and peers, and growth in self-direction. Special attention given to the quest for identity and self-concept. RBA Upper division credit/Social Science requirement. For book, go to https://wvrocks.org/course-catalog/, look under Psychology for book.
Families & Society
SOCI 399R | Sociology
This course includes a historical comparative approach to changing structures and functions of the family. It focuses on economic, demographic, and cultural changes in relationships, gender, roles, marriage, and childcare, variations by socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation. RBA Upper division credit/Social Science requirement. For book, go to https://wvrocks.org/course-catalog/, look under Sociology for book.
GEOG 399R | Geography
Environmental issues have great psychological, political, and economic significance, and all the world’s citizens need to be aware of these interactions so they can make informed decisions. In this course we will examine the biological and chemical background processes of environmental issues to understand why and how they are occurring. We will spend even more time studying the connections between natural science and psychological, economic, political, and other international obstacles that hinder us from applying solutions. RBA Upper division credit/Social Science requirement. Book access listed as open source.
American Military History
HIST 399R | History
This course examines the broad range of experiences of the US (United States) military from 1492 to the present. The course is structured around a chronological exploration of the history of the American armed services and their participation in the following conflicts: Wars with Native Americans, the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and the Gulf War. In each instance, we will explore both the relationship of military to the larger society and the connections between military history and the American experience. As an introductory survey, we will devote attention to armies, leaders, and weapons. Expect to spend a great deal of time studying tactics and strategy. But it is not enough to simply look at maps and memorize battles. We will also study politics and diplomacy, we will explore supply, logistics, and strategy, and we will examine the military’s connection to the larger society. RBA Upper division credit/Humanities requirement. For book, go to https://wvrocks.org/course-catalog/, look under History.
Communicable & Non-communicable Diseases
HLTH 399R | Health
This course provides students with a basic overview of communicable and noncommunicable diseases. Students also learn about how to assess the quality of information available from electronic sources. Students will assess personal and family health to identify health risk factors and discuss ways to reduce risk. RBA Upper division credit. There is no required text.
2nd 8 Week Session
March 4-April 26 ,2024
Art in America
ART 399R ART
An in-depth overview of American artistic production from the late 17th through the beginning of the 20th centuries with a focus on the cultural, social, and political meanings of the seminal American achievements in paintings, sculpture, photography, and some architecture. This course will probe how the history of ideas in America profoundly intersects with the history of American art. As we analyze the key artistic achievements of American visual culture we will examine the changing attitudes regarding the role of art in society and the impact on culture of such extraordinary events as the European colonization of the Native peoples, American Revolution, the expansion westward, slavery and separatism, the Civil War, technological revolutions in transportation and communication, the influx of immigrants, and changing economic factors. RBA upper division credit/Humanities requirement. https://wvrocks.org/course-catalog/look under Art.
Social Media Marketing
BADM 399R Business
Social Media Marketing would look at how marketing changed to a new social media marketing from the old style of marketing. The course would look at using social media as a marketing tool and ways in which to improve social media marketing results. RBA Upper division credit requirement. There is no text requirement.
BADM 399R Business
This 3-hour undergraduate course offers an interdisciplinary approach to leadership ethics while blending research and theory with practical application. This course promotes ethical decision-making and action through skill development, self-assessment, and application exercises. The course also examines what it means to be an effective, caring leader who develops meaningful bonds within an organization to establish common core values. With an emphasis on building ethical competency through self-assessment, challenge, and feedback, this asynchronous, online course examines the unique ethical challenges faced by leaders. Course topics include the light-and shadow metaphor of leadership, leader qualities, ethical standards and strategies, and the shaping of ethical contexts. Students will be engaged in such activities as journal writing, discussions, research, blogging, and taking quizzes and tests. RBA Upper division credit requirement. For book, go to https://wvrocks.org/course-catalog/, look under Humanities
Literature of Health &Healing
ENGL 399R English
In this course students will explore issues of physical, psychological, and spiritual health and healing within fiction and nonfiction texts. Readings will reflect classical, traditional, and nontraditional medical treatment and healing experiences within thematic studies (i.e., Historical/Cultural Period, Gender, etc.). Students will be required to communicate their critical ideas by applying skills in reading, writing, and research in the humanities through discussions, journal entries, written essays, and exams. Required reading includes: Generation of Animals – Aristotle (Kindle Book 99cents) A link for a free copy is available in Module One’s Content; Timaeus – Plato (Free Kindle Book) A link for a pdf is available in Module One’s Content; The Awakening and Other Short Stories – Kate Chopin (Free Kindle book); Physica – Hildegard Von Bingen (Kindle Book $13.99); An Epitome of the Homeopathic Healing Art Containing New Discoveries and Improvements to the Present Time (1859) – Benjamin L. Hill (Free Kindle Book); Native American Healing: The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Healing your Body Through Native American Medicine – Mary Addiler (Free Kindle Book); Hysteria (Sony Pictures 2012) Netflix or Amazon Rental; Health & Healing: The Philosophy of Integrative Medicine and Optimum Health – Andrew T. Weil, M.D. (Kindle Book $9.99). Excerpts from other novels and short stories will be included in the Course Content. Please check with your participating institution to determine whether this course is offered on your campus and when it will be offered. RBA Upper division credit. For book, go to https://wvrocks.org/course-catalog/, look under English
Understanding Health Literacy
HLTH 399R Health
According to the CDC’s National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy (2010), only 12% of English-speaking adults have proficient health literacy skills. Members of lower socioeconomic groups and minority groups are more likely to struggle with health literacy. Further, approximately 45% of high school graduates struggle with health literacy. This course will focus on helping students improve their health literacy, assisting them with navigating the health system and managing their own health needs. Please check with your participating institution to determine whether this course is offered on your campus and when it will be offered. RBA Upper division credit. No Book is required for this class.
PSYC 399R Psychology
Examines the family systems theory and a systemic family development model to describe intergenerational family scenarios and lifespan challenges, with a focus on the ecological, social, and cultural contexts in which parent-child relations occur. Some major parenting strategies are anchored by focusing on nurture and structure, and important discussions of ethnic diversity and family structures in the United States are explored. RBA Upper division credit/Social Science. For book, go to https://wvrocks.org/course-catalog/, look under Psychology.
Nature of Religion
SOCI 399R Sociology
In this course students analyze the nature of religious personalities, institutions, literature, philosophies, experiences, and education. Students will examine religious ideas, practices, and places to interpret and explain certain shared patterns common to religious traditions. Additionally, students will explore and reflect on the requirements of religious dialogue and how to navigate opposing viewpoints respectfully and rationally. RBA Upper Division credit and/or Social Science requirement. No book required.