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Course # Course Name Credit(s)
ANTH 2130 Introduction to Medical Anthropology 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 08, 09
Growing specialization within anthropology, medical anthropology draws upon socio-cultural, linguistic and biological anthropology to understand those factors that affect human health and illness. This course introduces students to this field of study and the cross-cultural, political and ethical considerations involved in solving real-world problems related to human health and illness. Through the examination of case studies students will learn ways to apply principles of medical anthropology to solve contemporary issues facing our communities. Prerequisites: None, but ANTH 1110 or ANTH 1130 recommended, but not required.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Spring 2023

BIOL 1114 Critical Issues In Human Biology 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 03, 09
Intended for majors and non-majors interested in critical and ethical issues related to human biology. Ethical decision-making surrounding current biological issues will be examined. Topics such as evolution, human research subjects, biotechnology, antibiotic resistance, or other emerging science issues may be examined. Students will understand the process of science, be able to distinguish science from non-science, and critically analyze claims. Students desiring a traditional lab may take BIOL 1110 concurrently or following completion of BIOL 1114.

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Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Spring 2023

GWS 1200 Women and Global Issues 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 08, 09
Explores the political, economic, environmental and cultural influences shaping women's live around the world, with a focus on the Global South and climate change. Investigates the distinction between 'global' issues and local issues by examining international commonalities, as well as differences.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Spring 2023

HIST 1118 Wartime: The Great War To The War On Terror 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 09
Provides a historical study of the cultural, political, economic and military forces and events that shaped the modern age of total war from the origins of World War I through the 21st century War on terror.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Spring 2023

HIST 2125 History of World Religions: Ancient to Modern Time 4

Course Outline

Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 09
Compares and contrasts the history of the values, beliefs and world views associated with world religious faiths, practices and institutions from ancient to contemporary times. Topics include: Views of creation, time and death, good and evil, the relation to art, relation to political power, and role in social and cultural conflict. Prereq: HIST 1106 or HIST 1107 recommended.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

HUM 1177 Holocaust Through Multiple Lenses 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 09
Examines how the Holocaust has been remembered historically through different forms of media, including literature, drama, personal testimony, music, video and art.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Spring 2023

INTS 1125 Creative Problem Solving 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 08, 09
Provides information and practice to help students become more effective problem solvers in their academic, career, civic, and personal lives. Students will study findings of current problem-solving research and apply them to ethical and international problems. The course will emphasize creativity, team problem solving, and conflict management as well as the technical heuristics of problem-solving, hypothesis testing, and decision-making.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Spring 2023

INTS 1140 Human Sexuality 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 09
Presents an interdisciplinary study of human sexuality in a pluralistic society.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

INTS 1150 Public Service in Diverse Communities 2

Course Outline

Credits: 2
MNTC Goal Areas: 09
Prepares students for meaningful careers in public service in an increasingly multicultural American society. This course will examine preconceptions, unconscious bias, and foster understanding of historically disadvantaged populations. Through assigned materials, class meetings, and completion of a comprehensive portfolio, students will critically examine their values, experiences, and behaviors to better understand and compassionately serve diverse communities. This course is recommended to be taken after completing one semester of coursework. It is also recommended to take concurrently with or after completing SOC 1127.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Spring 2023

INTS 1400 Leadership Development: A Humanities-Based Approach 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 09
Develops students' knowledge of leadership in culture, history, society, and ethics for their own academic, civic, and professional lives. Students will examine the works of great scholars and leaders in multiple cultures and times--e.g., Plato, Shakespeare, Susan B. Anthony, African Nobel winner Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, or others--using philosophical, historical, social, political, literary, and other scholarly, cultural, and artistic expressions of their leadership. Students may use leadership positions and training programs in civic, campus, or professional organizations as part of homework and as service learning. Prerequisites: Prereq: Placement into ENG 1108 or completion of both ENG 0099 and READ 0093/0094 with a grade of C or higher.

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Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

PHIL 1112 Ethics 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 09
Examine major classical and contemporary ethical theories, and in light of these theories, addresses some current contentious topics.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Spring 2023

PHIL 1125 Thinking Critically About Contemporary Issues 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 09
An introduction to basic principles of informal logic and critical thinking. Emphasis on different kinds of arguments, methods of argument evaluation, and the analysis of arguments as they arise in various contexts such as political debate, advertising, science, law, and ethics. Each course will include a focus on some contemporary issue chosen by the instructor.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

PHIL 2130 Environmental Philosophy 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 09, 10
Examines current and traditional accounts of the environment including the impact of human activity, natural events, geographical changes, climate change, etc. This course will also explore a range of philosophical topics within the area of environmentalism and its role in human development.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Spring 2023

PHIL 2250 Special Topics in Philosophy

Course Outline

MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 09
Studies prominent philosophers, themes, periods, or methods. Topics will be determined in advance by the instructor and published in the class schedule. This course may be repeated under different topics.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

POLS 1111 Introduction to U.S. Politics 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 09
Analyzes United States national government, political parties, campaigns and elections, public opinion, interest groups, media coverage and current political issues. The course will also examine principles of the Constitution, and the structure and behavior of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches. In your exploration of contemporary U.S. domestic and foreign policy issues, you will critically examine your own political values, experiences and behaviors.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Spring 2023

POLS 1121 State and Local Government 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 09
Examines state and local government political institutions, behavior, public policies, tax and spending issues. The course will also analyze structure and behavior of state legislatures, governors, courts, and political parties, including the nomination and election process of state and local officials. The course emphasis will be on the Minnesota political system. In your exploration of contemporary Minnesota policy issues, you will critically examine your own political values, experiences and behaviors.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

POLS 1161 Introduction to Constitutional Law 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 09
Provides students with an overview of the nature and scope of American Constitutional rights and liberties based upon the United States Constitution as interpreted by the United States Supreme Court. In your exploration of contemporary U.S. Constitutional issues, you will critically examine your own political values, experiences and behaviors.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Spring 2023

PSYC 1230 Psychology of Death, Dying, and Loss 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 09
Emphasizes a psychological approach to death, dying and related topics. Explores relevant theories, data, models, ethical issues and provides an opportunity to confront and explore personal attitudes and feelings.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Spring 2023

SJS 1100 Introduction to Social Justice 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 07, 09
Explores the concepts of justice, oppression, and social change and examines the ways in which political, economic, legal, education, and other institutions create challenges for justice. In this course, students will explore, critique, and apply the fundamental concepts of justice, oppression and social change. Through course activities, students will begin integrating ideas and perspectives, formulating personal ideologies, and developing an enhanced sense of civic responsibility. They will also examine the broad concept of social change through explorations of different social movements, profiles of human rights activists, and various policies. The course seeks to broaden student understanding of contemporary justice issues and to enhance their knowledge of how they can become positive social change agents.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Spring 2023

SJS 1200 Social Justice in Action: Methods, Skills, and Practice 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 07, 09
This course explores and applies theories and methods of social justice to combat oppression and promote positive social change. Students broaden their understanding of contemporary social justice issues through opportunities to develop, practice, and apply skills learned in the classroom to community-based learning environments in the greater Twin Cities region. Through case studies, skill development, and class activities, students begin honing their skills in public speaking, networking, teamwork, identifying problems and solutions, perspective taking, persuasive writing, advocacy, conflict resolution, and ethical decision making.

Prerequisites:

  • SJS 1100 Introduction to Social Justice

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Spring 2023

SOC 1100 Introduction to Sociology 4

Course Outline

Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 09
Emphasizes methods, basic concepts, terminology, and perspectives used by sociologists in analysis of social relationships. Sociological analysis will focus on American government, family, education, religion, and the economy.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Spring 2023

SOC 1126 Sociology of Deviance 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 09
Examines sociological theories explaining deviance, its pertinence to the construction of social order as well as identity, and the application of these theories to the problems of crime, drug use, and mental illness. This course also examines the relationship between creativity and deviance.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

SOC 2010 Sociology of Genocide 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 09
Explores the cultural, historical and sociological factors that have led to the haunting problem of genocide in the 20th and 21st centuries and promotes knowledge of how to prevent future genocides based on scholarly research, media analyses, case studies, and first-hand testimonials. This course seeks to address what can be done to make the frequent quote, "Never Again" a greater reality.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None