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Southern New Hampshire University Speaking opportunities are aligned with listening opportunities in ESL 241, Introduction to Academic Listening II. They are designed to help students join study groups, interact with professors, make friends, and to successfully converse in all everyday living situation such as shopping, inquiring about a bill, and discussing news, culture, and everyday life. Students practice engaging in everyday conversation, interviewing, discussing issues akin to university life and to living in American society, sharing opinions, and formally presenting material through PowerPoint usage. ESL 245 Introduction to Essay Writing II (1/2 credit) As the course begins, students will review academic writing skills by developing, organizing, composing, and revising a 3-5 paragraph essay. Students receive instruction on using appropriate vocabulary, grammar, and sentence structure following the conventions of standard written English. Using a step-by-step approach and varied practices, students are guided through the academic writing process to produce well-organized and developed essays with clear thesis statements. They learn to express ideas and viewpoints with supportive statements and factual reasoning. ESL 246 Comparative Cultures IV (1/2 credit) This course provides international students in the United States with an overview of American culture and tradition and improves comprehension of nonnative students. The course also allows opportunity for discussion of American cultural norms as compared to other cultures

Fine Arts FAS 110 Introductory Drawing (3 credits) In this course students are introduced to the fundamentals of drawing from observation and imagination in a variety of media. A series of in-class drawing exercises will introduce the basic visual elements and their application to pictorial composition. Still life, figurative, and abstract drawing projects will afford students multi-faceted experiences in the creation of composition. Class meets 60 hours per term. Prerequisite: FAS 201 or FAS 202, FAS 131 Chorus I (0 credits) Must take Chorus I and Chorus II to receive 3 credits. FAS 132 Chorus II (3 credits) Must take both Chorus I and Chorus II to receive 3 credits. In addition to rehearsing and performing a repertoire representing various periods and styles of choral music, credit seeking students will receive instruction in solfege, theory and music appreciation related to the repertoire they sing. Participation in the chorus is also open to the entire university community on a non-credit basis. Prerequisite: FAS 131. FAS 141 Instrumental Music I (0 credits) Must take Instrumental Music I and Instrumental Music II to receive 3 credits. FAS 142 Instrumental Music II (3 credits) Must take both Instrumental Music I and Instrumental Music 126

II to receive 3 credits. Instrumental music provides students the opportunity to rehearse and perform with the SNHU chamber orchestra, the SNHU Jazz Combo, the SNHU Brass Choir, the SNHU Rock Bands and/or other SNHU instrumental chamber ensembles. Specific ensembles are created at the start of each semester based on student interest and available instrumentation. Students will study basic chamber music skills such as ensemble precision and group intonation. They will also develop individual practice techniques. Students are expected to practice their instrument outside of rehearsal on a regular basis. Prerequisite: FAS 141. FAS 201 Introduction to the Humanities I: Greece through the Renaissance (3 credits) This course offers vocabulary, understanding and appreciation of the visual arts in their cultural contexts in history, religion, literature, music and ideas. It focuses on the achievements of ancient Greece and Rome, the medieval period and the Renaissance while also exploring related issues in non-European cultures. May be taken independently of FAS 202. FAS 202 Introduction to the Humanities II: Baroque through Modern (3 credits) This course offers vocabulary, understanding and appreciation of the visual arts in their cultural contexts in history, religion, literature, music and ideas. It focuses on the cultural periods of the Baroque, the Enlightenment, Romanticism and Early Modernism while also exploring related issues in non-European cultures. May be taken independently of FAS 201. FAS 223 Appreciation and History of Music (3 credits) This course introduces students to the scope and history of Western art music, with emphasis on music of the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Modern periods. It provides vocabulary, concepts and aural skills that allow listeners to hear with greater discernment and appreciation. Topics include composers, styles, instrumentation, form, texture and cultural contexts. FAS 225 Introduction to Photography (3 credits) This course reviews the various kinds of still cameras and the ways in which students can employ the use of light, visual impact and optical effects. Students are encouraged to take photographs during the term and to apply the knowledge to practical situations. FAS 226 Digital Photography (3 credits) Photography as a visual medium is integral to the study of contemporary communication. This course introduces students to the history and practice of producing photographic images. The course is a combination of lecture and the hands-on practice of both the analog and digital methods of photographic image-making. The traditional darkroom is dispensed with, giving over to the computer the role of darkroom, with the student using Adobe Photoshop and other image editors to process traditional film and digital image captures. The student is taught to use both film and non-film digital cameras to capture, process, and print a portfolio of

SNHU Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010  

Southern New Hampshire University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog