Academic Catalog 2017-2018 by American University in Bulgaria

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courses in this section you will find descriptions by discipline of courses offered at aubg included in these descriptions are credit hours each course is worth prerequisites an explanation of what if any general education requirements each course satisfies wic designation if applicable and an indication of when each course is offered aub 106 strategies for academic success this course is designed to help students learn and apply habits and skills that are necessary for both completion of a university degree and success in the professional world such skills include self-awareness goal setting time management listening discussion teamwork exam taking resource use presentation skills career planning and other related topics cr 1 2 ects cr offered every semester ddd l96 general education special topics each academic discipline may offer “special topics” courses that are either experimental or devoted to current topics in the discipline and that have been approved for general education credit these courses may be also approved by the department for credit within the major/minor the first three letters ddd will refer to the discipline offering the course e.g ant bus eng the first digit l in the course number refers to the level of student for whom the course is appropriate e.g 300-level or 400-level credits are defined for each particular offering courses may be designated wic if appropriate see the registrar s website for details and prerequisites offered irregularly ddd l97 special topics each academic discipline may offer “special topics” courses that are either experimental or devoted to current topics in the discipline and that are not approved for general education credit these courses may be approved by the department for credit within the major/minor the first three letters ddd will refer to the discipline offering the course e.g eco inf hty the first digit l in the course number refers to the level of student for whom the course is appropriate e.g 300-level or 400-level credits are defined for each particular offering see the registrar s website for details and prerequisites offered irregularly ddd l98 independent study each faculty member may supervise an independent study course in an academic discipline of his/her expertise the first three letters ddd will refer to the discipline offering the course e.g jmc cos phi the first digit l in the course number refers to the level of student for whom the course is appropriate e.g 300-level or 400-level independent study courses may not substitute for regularly scheduled courses in the discipline i.e courses found in the catalog and may not be used to satisfy general education or wic requirements credits are defined for every particular offering offered every semester as contracted anthropology ant 101 introduction to anthropology this class serves as a general introduction to anthropology and its four subfields archaeology cultural anthropology linguistics and physical anthropology it covers the integration of subfields in approaches to the definition of humanity and the meaning of being human the nature of the anthropological approach is provided gen ed social and cultural analysis cr 3 6 ects cr offered irregularly ant 237 ethnicity and culture conflict the course is a study of ethnicity in historical and contemporary perspective examining factors involved in intergroup relationships with emphasis on majority and minority groups the focus upon the dynamics of ethnicity stresses those social processes that surround it it covers an analysis of efforts by political social racial and ethnic movements and organizations to change the stratification system to improve their social conditions major stress is placed upon the substantive study of ethnicity in a variety of specific enclaves gen ed social and cultural analysis cr 3 6 ects cr offered irregularly ant 304 political anthropology this course covers political and legal institutions from a cross-cultural perspective and covers problems of political boundaries allocation of authority and resolution of conflict the impact of modern nation-states on other societies is also explored cr 3 6 ects cr offered irregularly ant 312 anthropology of religion this course includes the study of religions in their cultural contexts of magic and witchcraft as aspects of religion of myths rituals and symbols and of priests and shamans the course also covers change in religions and looks at theoretical approaches gen ed social and cultural analysis cr 3 6 ects cr offered irregularly ant 350 comparative mythology the course investigates analogies and parallels in the legends of greek roman and thracian societies it will discuss how far the myths of the preliterate societies reflect the complexities of social family structures and explains different approaches to understanding myth e.g freud jung levi-strauss propp and burket gen ed social and cultural analysis cr 3 6 ects cr offered irregularly.