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Extended Literacies

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Extended Literacies (3 cr.)

Students will demonstrate their ability to apply extended literacies to their lives through the use of technology, engaging in healthy behaviors including financial wellness, and understand and interpret visual messaging.

Students will be required to take at least one option listed below for the Extended Literacies, for a total of at least three credit hours:

  • Computer Literacy (3 cr.); OR
  • Visual Literacy (3 cr.); OR
  • Health and Wellness (3 cr.); OR
  • Health and Wellness (2 cr.); AND
    Financial Literacy (1 cr.)

Classes will be designated as meeting these requirements in the Schedule of Classes.

Computer Literacy

Courses that fulfill the General Education Computer Literacy requirement focus primarily on aspects of technology. Technology is ubiquitous and integrated into every discipline and career. Using technology is a life skill that is critical to navigate increasingly technological lives and careers. For these reasons, students can meet a requirement of their General Education by completing a course in Computer Literacy.

Such a course should enable students to:

  1. Create basic steps for solving problems, using computational thinking
  2. Identify basic computational tools (e.g. hardware, software) in various domains
  3. Use productivity software for data analysis, presentation, and reporting
  4. Identify examples of interactions among technology, humans, and society

  • BUS-K 201 The Computer in Business
  • CSCI-A 106 Introduction to Computing
  • CSCI-A 107 Advanced Microcomputing (4 cr.)
  • CSCI-A 201 Introduction to Programming (4 cr.)
  • CSCI-B 100 Problem Solving Using Computers 
  • CSCI-C 101 Computer Programming I (4 cr.)
  • EDUC-W 200 Using Computers in Education
  • FINA-P 273 Computer Art and Design I
  • INFO-I 101 Introduction to Informatics (4 cr.)
  • INFO-I 210 Information Infrastructure I (4 cr.)
  • INFO-I 211 Information Infrastructure II (4 cr.)

Visual Literacy

Visual literacy is about the interpretation of visual media, its role in society, and how visual images can be used to convey messages and meaning. Visual literacy courses are primarily about analyzing or producing visual media and their roles in the presentation of ideas and/or concepts. Courses in visual literacy will include cultural, historical, and social contexts as they relate to visual artifacts. The course should promote an understanding of visual media as a means of understanding the world. For these reasons, students can meet a requirement of their General Education by completing a course in Visual Literacy.

Such a course should enable students to:

  1. Critically analyze or produce visual media and their roles in the presentation of ideas and/or concepts (such as photographs, sculpture, video, film, new media, presentations, or papers).
  2. Identify cultural, historical, and social contexts pertinent to the visual artifact.
  3. Identify appropriate visual literacy vocabulary/terminology as it relates to course media

  • BIOL-L 403 Biology Seminar
  • CJUS-P 424 Crime Mapping and Geographic Information Systems
  • CMLT-C 190 An Introduction to Film
  • CMLT-C 293 History of the Motion Picture I
  • CMLT-C 294 History of the Motion Picture II
  • CMLT-C 297 Film Genres
  • CMLT-C 310 Literature and Film
    VT: Film Adaptations of Literature
  • EDUC-W 310 Integrating Computers in K-12 Classrooms
  • ENG-W 315 Writing for the Web
  • ENG-W 367 Writing for Multiple Media
  • FINA-A 109 Ways of Seeing: Visual Literacy
  • FINA-S 240 Basic Printmaking Media
  • FINA-S 291 Fundamentals of Photography
  • INFO-I 310 Multimedia Arts and Technology
  • JOUR-J 210 Visual Communication
  • NURS-S 485 Professional Growth and Empowerment
  • THTR-T 228 Design for the Theatre
  • THTR-T 434 Historic Costumes for the Stage

Health and Wellness (3 cr.)

Courses in this category are primarily about the role wellness plays in a successful life, as well as instruction in activities that will enhance a lifelong commitment to personal wellness. Students will develop the skills and knowledge necessary to incorporate the many dimensions of wellness into a well-articulated philosophy of health and well-being. These courses require students to demonstrate familiarity with the interwoven concepts and principles of physical fitness, healthful living, and the prevention of disease. A comprehensive approach to health and wellness prepares learners for life beyond the university. For these reasons, students can meet a requirement of their General Education by completing a course in Health and Wellness.

Such a course should enable students to:

  1. Identify wellness concepts.
  2. Explain the importance of a lifelong commitment to personal health and wellness.

  • EDUC-M 359 Health and Wellness for Teachers (2 cr.)
  • HPER-E 111 Basketball (1 cr.)
  • HPER-E 133 Fitness and Jogging I (1 cr.)
  • HPER-E 187 Weight Training (1 cr.)
  • HPER-E 190 Yoga I (1 cr.)
  • HPER-E 233 Fitness and Jogging II (1 cr.)
  • HPER-E 333 Fitness and Jogging III (1 cr.)
  • HPER-E 290 Yoga II (1 cr.)
  • HPER-H 160 First Aid and Emergency Care 
  • HPER-N 220 Nutrition for Health
  • HSC-H 102 Lifetime Wellness for Health
  • MUS-X 070 University Choral Ensembles (1-2 cr.)
  • NURS-B 108 Personal Health and Wellness (1-3 cr.)
    Open only to Nursing students
  • NURS-B 109 Personal Health and Wellness (1 cr.)
  • NURS-B 233 Health and Wellness (4 cr.)
  • THTR-D 110 Social Dance (2 cr.)
  • THTR-D 111 Introduction to Latin Dance (2 cr.)
  • THTR-D 115 Modern Dance I (2 cr.)
  • THTR-D 120 Ballet I (2 cr.)
  • THTR-D 130 Flamenco I (2 cr.)
  • THTR-D 140 Jazz Dance I (2 cr.)
  • THTR-D 150 Middle Eastern Dance I (2 cr.)
  • THTR-D 215 Modern Dance II (2 cr.)
  • THTR-D 220 Ballet II (2 cr.)
  • THTR-D 230 Flamenco Dance II (2 cr.)
  • THTR-D 240 Jazz Dance II (2 cr.)
  • THTR-D 250 Middle Eastern Dance 2 (2 cr.)

Financial Literacy (1 cr.)

Students will develop the skills and knowledge necessary to incorporate concepts of financial wellness into their lives. This courses introduces students to the basic planning tools and concepts for college-age financial literacy. Emphasis on financial decisions and challenges facing a typical college student. 

Such a course will enable students to:

  • Identify personal financial goals and differentiate goals by their priorities and terms
  • Use a financial calculator and online applications to calculate the time value of money
  • Create personal financial statements and budget plans
  • Design and implement strategies for tax and cash management

  • BUS-F 151 Personal Finances of the College Student (1 cr.)

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