New Course Offerings | Fall 2016

CO 401 Communication Studies Salon: Life After College (1 credit hour)

Susan Emel, instructor

In this salon, you will reflect upon the knowledge, skills, and abilities you have acquired during your undergraduate career and use those experiences to formulate your post-graduate plans. This course will help you to decide what you would like to do after you graduate and prepare the materials necessary to achieve your goals. We will focus specifically on developing the types of skills employers say they look for most in successful employees. Support will also be provided if you are interested in obtaining admission into graduate school and/or applying and interviewing for jobs that will capitalize on your experiences as a graduate of Baker University and a communication studies major.

Prerequisite: Junior or senior communication studies major

EX 328 Health Promotions (3 credit hours)

Erin Holt, instructor

Health promotion (HP) is an interdisciplinary field focused on preventing negative health outcomes and promoting optimal health through individual, organizational, and community change. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the theory, processes, activities, and settings for health promotion practice. The course will explore various topics that directly impact health promotion as it applies to public health.

Prerequisites: EX247

GS 201 Introduction to Gender Studies (3 credit hours)

Tamara Slankard, instructor

This is the core course for the gender studies minor, but is open to all students. It introduces students to both theoretical debates about and literary depictions of gender and sexual identity over the past 150 years (or so). By focusing on the public dialogue between cultural theorists, we will see how “the personal is political”—or in other words, how issues of gender, sexuality, sexual orientation, race and social class not only impact the lived experiences and cultural productions of individuals, but also how such identities are themselves impacted by larger social structures.