Experience Fontbonne University — in Shanghai! In collaboration with the CUSSA International Program, Fontbonne University will offer several courses at Shanghai Normal University in Summer 2019. Course instruction is in English, and courses will be taught in a compressed, five-week time frame by Fontbonne University faculty, six of whom will travel to Shanghai for the summer.
Courses begin June 3 and run through July 5, 2019, and are available to Fontbonne students, as well as Chinese students home for the summer. For more information, to register for classes, or to obtain syllabi, please contact Sara Rayfield.
Summer 2019 courses offered at Shanghai Normal University:
MTH 151 – Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
Differential and integral calculus of the algebraic and transcendental functions associated with analytic geometry.
MTH 151 – Calculus with Analytic Geometry II
A continuation of MTH 150, continuation of differential and integral calculus; infinite series.
MTH 115 – Introduction to Statistics
Topics covered: descriptive statistics, probability, binomial, chi-squared and normal probability distributions, tests of hypotheses, linear correlation and regression, and analysis of variance.
PHY 218 – Engineering Physics I with Lab
A calculus-based course intended for engineering, science and math majors. Includes principles of mechanics, heat, wave motion, and sound.
PHL 110 – Introduction to Philosophy
An invitation to the art of wondering; a course designed to help students understand what philosophy is, its aims and methods, and to acquaint them with representative issues, e.g., God, knowledge, the good.
PHL 260 – Contemporary Moral Issues
An introduction to ethical theories and their application to a wide range of issues, e.g., sexuality, abortion, capital punishment, affirmative action, euthanasia.
ENG 101 – Composition I
Focuses on the development of a writing process. Students learn various strategies for exploring and focusing their thinking. Practice in developing a thesis, choosing a rhetorical strategy, and communicating clearly, correctly, and effectively. Frequent student writing, evaluation, and revision; conferences.
ENG 201 – Business Writing
The theory behind the practice of various forms of business writing-letters, memos, proposals and reports. Emphasis on formulating communication objectives, analyzing the audience, structuring the message, and adopting an appropriate style. Individualized projects allow students to adapt the course to their own needs.
HST 105 – United States to 1865
Promotes a better understanding of the multiple origins and development of the United States from the precolonial period through the end of the Civil War, including attention to French, Spanish, and British colonization; the American Revolution; development of the Constitution; the Northwest Ordinances and Louisiana Purchase; slavery and debates over expansion; Indian removal; Jacksonian democracy; the Mexican-American War; and the Civil War. Develops skills of historical thinking through interpretation and analysis of primary and secondary sources.
HST 106 – United States History Since 1865
Traces U.S. history from the Reconstruction period to the present day, exploring questions and issues related to government, technology and transportation, women’s roles and rights, race and Civil Rights, immigration, the growth of the consumer economy and mass media, work and labor issues, and war and foreign affairs. Promotes a better understanding of the United States and how it has developed through study of the American past. Covers Reconstruction after the Civil War, Big Business and Reform, the Progressive Era, WW I, the Roaring Twenties, the Depression, WW II, the U.S. since WW II.