General Studies

Approved Portal and Capstone Courses in the General Studies Program

Approved portal and capstone courses may be offered in the next term after receiving full approval from the GSC and SVCASA.

* NOTE: Multiple portal or capstone topics approved in the same department are designated in this list with 188 followed by a number (01, 02, etc.). This number does not correspond to course sections in the course schedule and is used here to represent distinct topics only.

Portal

  • ACCT 188 - Accounting Numbers and the Business Press
  • ART 188 - Photography and Cultural Change
  • BIOL 188 - Extreme Biology
  • BSAD 188 - Strengths & Skills in the 21st Century Workplace
  • CDIS 188 - A Look at Sign Language
  • CHEM 188-01- The Sceptical Chymist
  • CHEM 188-02 - Napoleon's Buttons
  • CHEM 188-03 - How do we know things in science?
  • CHEM 188-04 - Air is for Atmosphere
  • CJUS 188-01 - Native Americans and Justice
  • CJUS 188-02 - Women and Children for Sale: The Global Problem of Human Trafficking
  • CJUS 188-03 - Terrorism
  • CSIT 188 - Cyber Crime
  • CSIT 188-02 - Cyber Ethics
  • CSP 188 - Culture and Ethnic Identity
  • ECON 188-01 - The Evolution of American Capitalism
  • ECON 188-02 - Agricultural Issues for Today
  • ENG 188-04 - What We Talk about When We Talk about War
  • ENG 188-05 - The Dead Who Will Not Die: Conceiving the Holocaust
  • ENG 188-06 - Revenge in the Western World
  • ENG 188-07 - Life Studies: Reading & Writing Autobiography
  • ENG 188-08 - Old Norse Mythology in History and Popular Culture
  • FIN 188 - Philosophy of Business and Market Economics
  • FORL 188 - Paris and Berlin - Tales of Two Great Cities
  • FSID 188 - Intimate Relationships
  • GEOG 188-01 - Global Warming and Climate Change
  • GEOG 188-02 - The Population Paradox
  • GEOG 188-03 - Noah's Flood and other Scientific Controversies
  • GEOG 188-04 - Everyday People in the Globalized World
  • HIST 188-01 - The Viking World
  • HIST 188-02 - Human Rights Struggles
  • HIST 188-03 - History of Warfare
  • HIST 188-04 - Stalin's Terror and Purges
  • HIST 188-05 - Clashing Civilizations
  • HIST 188-06 - World Slave Systems
  • HIST 188-07 - History of Food
  • HIST 188-08 - Robin Hood: Film and Legend
  • HIST 188-09 - The Great War: History, Film, Modern Memory
  • HIST 188-10 - Environmental History
  • ITEC 188 - Energy Gone Green
  • ITEC 188-02 - Career Decisions: Achieving Success in Today’s Global Economy
  • MGT 188 - Globalization: Understanding Business within a Global Context
  • MGT 188-02 - Healthcare Management: Building Clinical and Institutional Trust
  • MIS 188-01 - The Art and Science of Decision Making
  • MIS 188-02 - Life is a Game
  • MKT 188 - Popular Culture and Marketing in a Global Society
  • MUS 188-01 - Amadeus
  • MUS 188-02 - Society & the Composer: Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms
  • MUS 188-03 - Musical Virtuosi
  • MUS 188-04 - Broadening Global Cultural Awareness through Music
  • PE 188 - Sport: the New World Religion
  • PE 188-02 - The World is Fat
  • PHIL 188 - The Meaning of Life
  • PHIL 188-02 - The Joy of Sales Resistance
  • PHYS 188 - Energy, You, and the Modern World
  • PSCI 188 - Contemporary Political Issues: The Environment
  • PSCI 188-02 - Contemporary Political Issues: The “Drug War”
  • PSCI 188-03 - Contemporary Political Issues: Health Policy
  • PSY 188-01 - Science and Skepticism
  • PSY 188-02 - Death, Society and the Human Experience
  • SOC 188 - Generation Me (formerly called Knowing Self in the World)
  • SOC 188-02 - Social Problems
  • SPCH 188 - Speeches That Changed the World
  • SPCH 188-02 - Global Thinking, Individual Dreams
  • TE 188-01 - Schooling Across the World
  • TE 188-02 - Diversity, Democracy, & the American Dream
  • TE 188-03 - Leadership for Today and Tomorrow
  • THEA 188 - Why We Wear Clothes - The History of European Dress

Capstone

  • BIOL 388 - Brewing Science (see PHYS 388 below)
  • BIOL 388-02 - Illustrating Science
  • BIOL 388-03 - Science of Fear
  • CHEM 388 - Brewing Science (see PHYS 388 below)
  • CHEM 388-02 / CJUS 388 - Forensic Science
  • CJUS 388 - Forensic Science (see CHEM 388-02 above)
  • CSIT 388 - Social Networking
  • ECON 388 - The Morality of Capitalism
  • ENG 388 - Jewel in the Crown: The British Empire in History, Politics, and Literature
  • ENG 388-02 - Ways of World Making: Religion and Film
  • ENG 388-03 - Censorship and the School Curriculum
  • GEOG 388 - Brewing Science (see PHYS 388 below)
  • INTS 388 - Capstone in International Studies
  • INTS 388-02 - Gender and War in Modern Europe
  • ITEC 388 - Applied Project Management
  • JMC 388 / PE 388-02 - Trekking the Historic Cowboy Trail
  • MGT 388-01 - Project Management
  • MGT 388-02 - Leaders (Like You) Can Shape History
  • MGT 388-03 - Superheroes & More: The American Comic Book Industry
  • MIS 388 - Data Visualization
  • MKT 388-01 - Emerging Marketing Media
  • MKT 388-02 - Philanthropy: Learning to Give
  • MKT 388-03 - Marketing Yourself
  • MUS 388 - Music, Culture and Gender
  • PE 388-01 - The Science of Play
  • PE 388-02 - Trekking the Historic Cowboy Trail (see JMC 388 above)
  • PHYS 388 / CHEM 388 / BIOL 388 / GEOG 388 - Brewing Science
  • PSCI 388 - The Politics of Love
  • PSY 388 (BIOL 388) - Science of Fear
  • PSY 388-02 - Psychological Anthropology
  • SOC 388 - The Holocaust - approved but on hold per department request
  • SOWK 388 - Substance Abuse and Addictive Disorders
  • SOWK 388-02 - Social Media, Digital Activism, and eCitizenship
  • THEA 388 - Healing Through Drama Therapy