One Health Minor
One Health is an emerging discipline that addresses the growing and interconnected health challenges for humans, wildlife and the environment. The minor in One Health is an interdisciplinary course of study with components in both the sciences and humanities. The program is designed to give students a solid foundation in problem solving, critical thinking and communication. The minor requires a minimum of 25 total hours to complete, although some of these credits will also serve to meet General Education Requirements.
Required Courses for the One Health Minor
- ONE 196
Introduction to One Health2 Credits
- ONE 295/495
One Health Research2+ credits
Can take multiple times with a minimum of 2 semesters participation required.
- ONE XXX
One Health Seminar0 Credits
Minimum of 2 semesters.
- ONE 421
Conservation Medicine3 Credits
Choose 2 courses from each of 3 cores. (18 – 19 credit hours)
- BIO 203
Science and Society3 credits
An introductory course examining the history of science and technology, with an emphasis in modern science, as well as the philosophy of scientific and technological
thought. This course will also explore the reciprocal effects of science on society and society on science. This course has been approved to meet the Mission Core II and Writing Intensive General Education Requirements.
- BIO 230
Conservation Biology3 credits
A course exploring the conservation of biodiversity based
on principles of ecology, evolution and population
genetics. The course will focus on current threats to
biodiversity as well as population dynamics and stability,
endangered species approaches, habitat fragmentation,
population management and the complexities of science based
conservation strategies. This course will use
lecture, discussion and readings of case studies.
Prerequisites: BIO 114; BIO 212; BIO 204; BIO 271.
- BIO 250
Microbiology with Lab4 credits
A general course with emphasis on classification, physiology, and pathology of microorganisms. Prerequisites: CHM 106 or CHM 128 (may be taken
- BIO 271
Field Ecology4 credits
Introduction to field research techniques; Exploration of
interactions among living and nonliving things within
local natural resources; Identification of local flora and
fauna; One hour of lecture and three hours of fieldwork at
specified locations offsite weekly. Prerequisites: BIO114
and MTH 150 with C or better, or approval of department
- BIO 320
Evolutionary Biology3 credits
This course examines the basic processes and patterns of
evolution: natural selection, evolutionary genetics, the
analysis of adaptation, the phylogeny of life, the fossil
record, molecular evolution, macroevolution and
speciation; as well as an evaluation of current
evolutionary issues. Prerequisites: BIO 114; BIO 212.
- BIO 322
Introductory course which covers the basic concepts of
antibody-mediated and cell-mediated immunity. Recent
advances in the field will be emphasized from basic
scientific and clinical perspectives. Prerequisites:
Introductory biology course; BIO 114; BIO 250; CHM
- BIO 325
Disease Ecology3 credits
This is an introductory course in the area of infectious
diseases. It will introduce principles of disease
transmission, zoonotic disease, and basic epidemiological
strategies and principles employed in the area of public
health. Prerequisites: BIO 114; BIO 204; BIO 250; BIO
322, and MTH 125 or MTH 115.
- ENG 203
Writing for Social Justice3 Credits
- COM 260
Media, Technology, and Culture3 credits
An introduction to theory and research focused on traditional and new media and communication technologies. Students will take a critical look at how media, technology and culture impact one another by exploring topics that can include media ideology and representation, media influence, globalization, digital divides, and new media activism.
- COM 295
This course will introduce students to persuasion theory and research. Students will examine the psychology behind persuasion, the ethics of persuasion, persuasive strategies and appeals, and how persuasion operates in a variety of contexts. During Presidential election years, this course may be offered as Political Persuasion.
- COM 240
Intercultural Communication3 credits
Focuses on communication that occurs between
individuals who come from different cultural
backgrounds. Students will be presented with a model for
intercultural communication, which will serve as a
theoretical foundation for the course. Particular emphasis
will be placed on the understanding of cultural differences
in an attempt to reduce communication barriers.
- COM 280
Social Media Communication3 credits
A theoretical and practical study of social media communication with a focus on current platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. Students will come to learn about and critically evaluate the role of social media in various communication contexts that may include relationships, politics, public relations, and journalism. Students will also practice employing social media communication toward specific goals.
- COM 340
Principles and Ethics of Strategic Communication3 credits
This advanced course in public relations will build on the student’s knowledge of principles and theories. Students will examine public relations cases and determine the elements that either created success or failure for the participants. In addition, each student will be afforded the opportunity to work with a nonprofit organization to create a comprehensive public relations campaign. Prerequisite: COM 250.
- COM 430
Argumentation, Advocacy, and Debate3credits
A study of the various formats and strategies of argument. Development of debate techniques through research and classroom debate presentation. Prerequisite: COM 102.
History, Ethics and Policy Core
- WGS 101
Introduction to Women's Studies3 Credits
- SWK 200
Social and Economic Justice3credits
This course provides an introduction to central debates in the sociological literature on diverse groups. Topics include power and inequality, prejudice and discrimination, social justice, and social policy.
- GS 201
Globalization and Its Challenges3 credits
A global look at the development of neo-liberalism
(modernization) since the collapse of the Soviet Union
and the shrinking of the welfare state in the West.
- GGY 205
Cultural Geography3 credits
A meaningful way of looking at earth, not a mere
inventory of its contents. Emphasis on socio-cultural
- INT 207
Leadership through Social Change3 credits
This course is designed to provide insight, participation,
and discussion pertaining to leadership. The course will
also provide opportunities for students to identify their
own diverse leadership abilities and style as well as to
continuously reflect on their own leadership development.
Instruction will utilize both curricular and co-curricular
approaches in the classroom.
- PHL 228
Environmental Ethics3 credits
This course will explore the meaning of environmental
justice, the human Impact on the environment, global
food shortages and environmental concerns, and the
relation of hunger and poverty to the environment. It will
also explore Catholic Social Teaching Perspectives,
especially care for God’s creation, and the common good
and the environment.
- PHL 260
Contemporary Moral Issues3 credits
An introduction to ethical theories and their application to
a wide range of issues, e.g., sexuality, abortion, capital
punishment, affirmative action, euthanasia.
- PER 314
Multicultural Experiences in Performance3 credits
An examination of various acts of performance as a way
of understanding and knowing the human experience.
Includes the study of personal narrative, storytelling, folk
legends, ritual, ethnography, ethnicity, and an
investigation of performance art. Open to all.
- HST 366
Trends That Shaped the Modern World3 Credits
Study of the major political, economic, intellectual, and social developments which characterize the period from the fall of Napoleon I to the beginning of World War I; focus on “isms:” nationalism, liberalism, industrialism, socialism, and imperialism. Applications in the twentieth century.
- PSY 370
Controversial Issues in Psychology3 credits
Seminar class on controversial issues in contemporary psychology. This course is intended to stimulate critical thinking and initiate thoughtful discussion of controversial psychological issues. Students will learn to evaluate the merits of persuasive arguments and the scientific evidence on which they are based. This course is writing intensive, so students will also have multiple opportunities to practice constructing effective arguments in oral and written format. Prerequisite: PSY 100.
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