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Handbook for Enrollment Facilitators, Advisors, Transfer Specialists and Counselors:

How to Register Students for the

SPRING , 2010
Note:  this information was correct as of October, 2009.
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Table of Contents
1.        Complete Schedule for SPRING, 2010 (includes January Interim)  . . . . . . . . . .  1
1. A.    Complete Schedule for SUMMER, 2010    (not yet available) . . . . .
2.        Detailed Explanations of: . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Online Courses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
International Travel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.        The Mission of the Undergraduate Center . . . . . . . . . . 3
4.        Faculty extensions, email addresses, etc.    . . . . . . . . . 

1. Complete Schedule for SPRING, 2010 "At a Glance"
Lines  1   through   6:     Interdisciplinary Learning Community classes which "stand alone."
      • Each of the "stand alone" interdisciplinary classes in this section is meant to complement and enhance the other courses in the program, esp. the "trios" in the next table  below by offering a context and content from an associated discipline.
      • The purpose of the "Stand Alones" is to complete or supplement readings, assignments, and other materials that are closely linked to related information from other classes. For example, if Ibsen's A Doll House  is viewed and studied for gender-related issues in the Ethics class,  and technical dramaturgical elements of the play are examined in the Theater class of the concurrent trio, the play may be studied later on for the subject of criminally deviant behavior in the stand-alone Social Problems class.  Students will already know the contexts, themes, the "plots" and "sub-plots", and a whole lot more before they even start to examine the deviant behavior.
      • For details about how Undergraduate Center "stand alone" classes differ from "stand alone" courses with the same title offered through the "traditional" departments, see Part 3 below.
Capacity "Concurrent" With
Connected to
1.  HIS 192-370 UGC NET "Hist of Asia &  Pacific--2":  (Interim Class, Dec. 18 thru Jan. 19, 2010) 25

2.  PHL 103-370 UGC "Ethics": (Interim Class, Dec. 18 thru Jan. 19, 2010)

3.  SOC 131-070 UGC "Social Problems" 25

4. SOC 131-071 UGC "Social Problems" 25

5.   RHT 101-074 UGC NET , "Writing 1"

6.  PHL 103-097 "Ethics & Film-"

Lines  -- 12:    The Interdisciplinary Learning Community  "TRIOS":
Important Notes:   
  • The PURPOSE of the Interdisciplinary "Trios" is to offer alternatives to the way the general education classes you see below are routinely offered. Specifically, the trio's theater class examines what makes a particular performance of a dramatic work "dramatic". The psychology and ethics classes then delve into the same dramatic content, and bring out the deeper intellectual and psychic components of the dramatic work. The result is a deeper understanding of all three disciplines, and better performance on exams and papers, because you have broken down the barriers between those disciplines, and penetrated more deeply than if you were just taking the classes independently of each other.
  • An on-campus student must enroll in PHL103 (Ethics), SPE 130 (Intro. to Theater), and PSY 201 (Intro. to Social Psychology.  They are what the Admissions Office calls "Concurrent Classes."
  •  Theater (SPE 130) allow you to complete all of your work on line, on campus, or a mixture of both delivery modes.
  • Ethics (PHL 103) and  Intro. to Social Psychology (PSY 201) meet on campus, but will have some online elements.
  • Undergraduate Center courses are no harder and no easier than regular classes taught in the regular departments. They have the same contents, meet the same requirements, and completely transfer. See Part 3 below, "The Mission of the Undergraduate Center."

  • Check out a sample daily schedule ("Joint Syllabus") to see how they are connected.
" TRIO" Courses:  Capacity:  "Concurrentwith: Connected to:
7. PHL103091 UGC 25 SPE130091 UGC
PSY201091 UGC

8. PHL103092 UGC 25 SPE130092 UGC
PSY201092 UGC

9. SPE130091 UGC
25 PHL 103-091 UGC
PSY 201-091 UGC

10. SPE130092 UGC 25 PHL 103-092 UGC
PSY 201-092 UGC

11. PSY201091 UGC   25
SPE 130-091 UGC
PHL 103-091 UGC

12. PSY201092 UGC
SPE 130-092  UGC
PHL 103-092 UGC

Lines  13--16
Connected  Courses. Lines 13-14: the  theme is the American Civil War.  Both classes involve some face-to-face contact, but the majority of your time will be spent online.  The purpose of the "duet" is to give you a strong general understanding of the events in American History that lead up to the Civil War (History class), and then to get you to write a competent research paper that expresses your ideas about your understanding of those events (Rhetoric class).

Line 15 is the course that is coordinated with the International Study & Travel Program.
The purpose of the HUM 296 class is to give you a general familiarity with the culture, cuisine, history, etc., of the country we will visit during the Spring Break tours.   

Line 16  is our "Winterim"  between-semesters online course that satisfies your "third world" or "diversity" requirement. It deals with the cultures and peoples of the Far Pacific world.
HYBRID  "DUETS" of Courses: Capacity "Concurrentwith: Connected to:
13. RHT102072 UGC "Civil War" 25
HIS151072 UGC  "Civil War"
14.  HIS151072 UGC "Civil War" 25
RHT102072 UGC   "Civil War"

15.   HUM 296-071 UGC "Travel in France"

16.   HIS  192-370:  "History of  Asia  & the Pacific  II"  with  Far South west Pacific emphasis 20

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2. Detailed Explanations

2.1  On-line courses: On-line students can sign up through Triton's Website at the on-line registration page, or with an advisor. On-line students are encouraged to sign up for all courses in our online packages, but it depends on the course. They don't always have to.  
A. The On-line classes are taken completely online. In some cases, a student may need only come on campus once-- to register, purchase books, etc. Other classes may require a student to come on-campus for a midterm and final, or not at all. A student will need to look at the individual course requirements; some of the course titles above are hot-links to those course requirement pages.

B The advisor should treat these on-line courses as they would any others, which is to tell the students to check the on-line course description page for details of particular course requirements.  There is nothing different in registering students for an Undergraduate Center on-line course than there would be for any other on-line course

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2.2  Courses  which support International Travel:
HUM 296-071  UGC  "Travel in France":  (Spring Break class, Mar. 11-19, 2010) 

      For more details on our proposed trips  in 2009, see the "Study and Travel Program," on our department mainpage.

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3. The Mission of the Undergraduate Center:

The Undergraduate Center is a complex and multi-faceted “Learning Community,” in both the classic sense, and in the most ground-breaking uses of the phrase. Since 1975 the mission of the Undergraduate Center has been to offer interdisciplinary courses in Triton's classrooms and online. From 1994 to the present, we have also offered international educational tours with interdisciplinary components that are consistent with our mission. The materials and readings in one class are "connected" to readings and reflected in the materials of other Undergraduate Center classes. Some assignments, lectures, and exams apply to more than one class. The faculty collaborates, plans together, and co-ordinates syllabi. In some cases, a student may not need to sign up for more than one U.C. on-line course at the same time. The faculty encourages this, however, so that full advantage may be taken of the interdisciplinary components of each course. This enriches and deepens the educational process, and economizes time and efforts for those taking other associated interdisciplinary Undergraduate Center courses simultaneously or in later semesters. The courses are neither harder nor easier than courses taught in other departments, but they are taught with the following classic features of an interdisciplinary learning community:

    ●    Team teaching/guest lecturing,
    ●    Integrated Curriculum,
    ●    Extensive joint planning,
    ●    Common “Themes” or “Thematic Units” shared by more than one course
    ●    Joint use / sharing of assignments and evaluations across disciplinary boundaries.

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4. Faculty Offices, Emails,  Courses, Voicemails, and URLs

Name:  Office: Triton  E-mail 
(and alternate):
On-line Course 
Information Pages:
(708)456-0300 extension:
Allen Salzman R-215D SOC100 Intro to Sociology
ENG103 Intro to Fiction (Civil War)
HIS151  Hist. U.S. to 1877 (Civil War)
RHT 102  Rhetoric & Composition II (Civil War)
IDS 102  (UC NET)  The Arts in Western Culture II
Terry Fencl R-215C
SPE130 Intro to Theater 
SPE101 Principles of Effective Speaking
John Wager R-215C PHL 101 Intro. to Phil.
PHL103 Ethics
IDS 101 Arts in West Cult.  1
Tracy Wright-Goehmann
R 215B
PSY201  Social Psych
3323 / 3673
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Undergraduate Center:

Triton's Online courses:
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