General Electives Courses

General Electives Courses

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GE129 Yearbook
Course Detail: Yearbook teaches a variety of skills, including journalism, publishing and photography. The end result is a yearbook that students will keep for years. Students plan, organize and design our yearbook, conducting interviews with faculty and fellow students and covering all aspects of school like in words and pictures.
GE500 Special Projects
Course Detail: Special Projects are week-long programs designed to encourage intellectual excitement and experiential growth for both students and faculty in a context often not possible in ordinary classroom situations. They complement the regular academic offerings and may include intensely focused programs, travel, and integration of disciplines. All Special Projects are supervised by faculty. Supervising faculty will define appropriate academic requirements according to the goals of each project. Special Projects week is typically scheduled between winter and spring terms.
GE501 Work Service
Course Detail: As part of their privilege to attend ASMS, students are required to complete satisfactorily two (2) hours of work service every week for the duration of their time at ASMS. Work service enables students to contribute to the cost of their education and to demonstrate commitment to the school. All work service assignments are essential contributions to the ASMS community. Work Service assignments are made according to the needs of the school and seniority of students. Incoming students are placed in maintenance for the first year. Efforts are made to place returning students in office positions.
GE502 Orientation
Course Detail: All incoming sophomores and juniors are to complete satisfactorily the Orientation Program into which they are scheduled. Topics for this class include study skills, library research and plagiarism issues, time management, and stress management.
GE150 Firewire
Course Detail: Students will participate in the design and publication of the school newspaper, Firewire. Students will study the practices of journalism and then write and edit articles for publication. Photography and web design may be topics for the course. Firewire may be published online or in a printed format. Prerequisites: Sophomore English.
GE103 ASMS Fellows Research Program H
Course Detail: Students will develop a plan of action to explore a problem in today's communities which allows for scientific discovery over the course of their Junior year. Successful completion will include a research paper, product, portfolio and presentation. Students will be able to demonstrate accumulated skills in time-management, research, problem-solving, human interaction, organization, public-speaking and self-sufficiency. Students must be enrolled for three terms to receive credit for this class. Students will receive a WF if they do not complete the entire sequence. .5 credits will be earned each term which will be awarded in full at the end of the third term. Requirement: Junior status, application process.
GE107 Mythology H
Course Detail: An introduction to world Mythology with emphases that can vary: Greek and Roman Myth, Egyptian, Hebrew, Hindu and Buddhist. Prerequisites: none.
GE108 Introduction to Psychology H
Course Detail: This course provides an introduction to the study of psychology. Students will be introduced to topics that offer insight into human thought and behavior. The course will survey introductory topics such as learning, memory, sensation and perception, personality, lifespan development, physiological basis of behavior, stress and health, psychological disorders, social psychology, and research methods. Prerequisites: none.
GE125 Debate H
Course Detail: This course offers a survey of both competitive and informal debate formats, including the classic Lincoln-Douglas model. While the course will emphasize oral communication, students will be expected to write short essays, research papers, and briefs in preparation for the debates. Prerequisites: none.
GE201 Qualitative Research Methods H
Course Detail: This course will introduce students to four qualitative research methods: phenomenology, ethnography, grounded theory, and case study. At the end of the course, students will be able to assess the rigor and trustworthiness of a qualitative inquiry of their choice and use a qualitative research approach to collect and analyze data and present results in the form of a paper, oral presentation, and poster. Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor.
GE315 History of Microbiology H
Course Detail: This course will have students take a journey through how microbes have intimately shaped our world, to understand the evolution of eukaryotic organisms via the endosymbiotic theory, and the scientists responsible for the field of microbiology. Students will be expected to read and digest primary literature. This is a non-lab course that will meet 4 days a week for one hour. This is a non-lab course that will meet 4 days a week for one hour. Prerequisites: Honors Biology or equivalent. This course does not satisfy the 1.5 CU graduation requirement. Students must have completed or be currently enrolled in a biology elective w/lab that satisfies biology graduation requirements. This course does count towards a concentration or concentration with distinction in Biology.
GE316 Biological Diversity and Change H
Course Detail: A college-level study of biological diversity and the ecological, biogeographic, developmental, geological, taxonomic, anatomical, and molecular bases for the development of diversity over time, which comprises the science of evolutionary biology. This is a non-lab course that will meet 4 days a week for one hour. Prerequisites: Honors Biology or equivalent. This course does not satisfy the 1.5 CU graduation requirement. Students must have completed or be currently enrolled in a biology elective w/lab that satisfies biology graduation requirements. This course does count towards a concentration or concentration with distinction in Biology.
GE317 Molecular Biology H
Course Detail: This course focuses on DNA. Beginning with Watson and Crick's double-helix model the course focuses on DNA structure, replication, transcription and translation. Current topics in DNA technology, gene cloning and bioinformatics are discussed as well as the ethics of emerging genetic techniques and possibilities. Critical thinking skills and thoughtful data interpretation are stressed. This is a non-lab course that will meet 4 days a week for one hour. Prerequisites: Honors Biology or equivalent. This course does not satisfy the 1.5 CU graduation requirement. Students must have completed or be currently enrolled in a biology elective w/lab that satisfies biology graduation requirements. This course does count towards a concentration or concentration with distinction in Biology.