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The course offerings at Clarion University of PA go through an extensive review process by the Committee on Courses and Programs of Study (CCPS).  This course offerings list is a comprehensive list of courses that could be offered; it does not mean they are currently being offered.

For a complete list of courses offered on the current or upcoming schedules, see the Registrar's page Schedule of Classes.

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Course IdCourse Title (currently sorted in Descending order) Course Description
GS 242
You And The Law
Surveys the major fields of law. Emphasizes historical development, basic legal principles, legal theory and procedure, and their relation to the individual. Business administration majors may not take this course. Annually.|
THE 333
Yoga for Actors
Explores the concepts and precepts of yoga in the context of the actor's craft. Students will focus on Hatha Yoga (the postures) as well as other aspects of the ancient art and science of yoga that are directly applicable to the process of developin,g a character. Instruction focuses on physical alignment, flexibility and strength, mental focus and discipline, breathing and its relation to the actor's vocal instrument.|
ECH 325
Yng Childr As Theory Bld
Explores the process and learning environment that will support, facilitate, and translate course-content areas of science, mathematics, social studies, and technology into a developmentally appropriate constructivist educational practice. Applies t,heoretical perspective of constructivism to enhance the young child's scientific traits of experimentation, curiosity, creativity, and theory test. Must be taken concurrently with ECH 310, ECH 322, and ECH 325. For straight ECH majors, ECH 413 must, be taken with these courses. Prerequisites: ECH 235, ECH 236. Straight early childhood majors must have also taken ECH 245 and ECH 260.|
MMAJ 444
WWW Publication Design
Develops competencies in writing and editing copy for World Wide Web media. Students will learn to structure web sites, layout copy, use color and text effectively, position images, and deploy sound and video. Students develop skills in editing publi,c relations, advertising, and news-oriented web sites. Prerequisite: MMAJ 371 or permission of instructor. On demand.|
ENG 301
Writing Non-Fict Prose
Provides experience in writing non-fiction. Focuses on any of several types of non-fiction, including formal essay, autobiography, and creative non-fiction. Students will also study published examples of the genre under consideration and will critiq,ue examples presented by peers. Prerequisite: Exemption from or successful completion of the general education writing requirement. Each semester.|
ENG 110
Writing I
Introduces students to the composing strategies of college writing through a gradual progression from expressive discourse toward explanatory discourse. When necessary, work is done in punctuation, grammar, and spelling. Each semester.|
ENG 480
Writing For Professions
A workshop in applied writing--specifically, writing for the professions: business, education, law, and among others, academic research. Prerequisite: One of the following: ENG 207, a 300 -level writing course, or consent of the instructor.|
MMAJ 140
Writing For Media
Develops fundamental skills in writing and/or visualizing for a variety of media forms. Emphasizes print and broadcast newswriting, advertising copywriting, and public relations writing. Prerequisite: ENG 111 or consent of instructor. Each semester.|
ENG 297
Writing & Visual Argument
Provides instruction in composing a visual, rhetorically driven argument based on an alphabetic text traditionally taught in composition classrooms. Elements of composition instruction such as planning, organization, rhetorical choices, audience awa,reness, purpose, and argument provide the foundation for written and visual assignments. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENG 111.|
SPED 507
Writ & Vis Exp For Excep Read
This course presents evidence-based practices for enhancing the writing and visual literacy of elementary and secondary students. It also presents effective strategies for teaching writing to multilingual students with special needs. Prerequisite:, SPED 501|
ANTH 358
World Prehistory
This course covers the cultural development of humanking from the Lower Paleolithic to the beginnings of urbanism in the Bronze and Iron Age. The course examines human development in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the New World; draws comparisons beween,cultures; studies the diffusion of cultural traits; and summarizes recent developments in research. No prerequisite. Every second year.|
ENG 227
World Lit:Backgrd & Trad
Examines some of the world's most influential literature, providing an overview of literary history from antiquity into the 19th century. Considers Asian, Middle Eastern, and pre-colonial American literatures as well as works from the European tradi,tion. Fall, annually.|
ENG 534
Workshops In English
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SPED 534
Workshop In Special Education
Provides practicing teachers with professional development opportunities in areas of curriculum, assessment, and instruction for students with disabilities. Prerequisites: Teaching experience in elementary and/or secondary education and if enrolled, in the Special Education or Rehabilitative Sciences Graduate Program, permission of academic advisor.|
ED 434
Workshop
Provides opportunities for in-service teachers to encounter new ideas, knowledge, and methods in meeting problems in today's schools. Prerequisite: Teaching experience in the elementary or secondary schools.|
ED 534
Workshop
Provides opportunities for in-service teachers to encounter new ideas, knowledge, and methods in meeting problems in today?s schools. Prerequisite: Teaching experience in the elementary or secondary schools.|
MUS 247
Woodwinds Class
Introduces playing and teaching techniques woodwind instruments. Includes techniques of tone production, fingering, and class procedure learned through individual and ensemble playing. Students expected to develop an elementary proficiency on each,instrument.|
MUSA 142
Woodwind Ensemble
MUSA 130-145 may be taken for one credit or for no credit. Credits earned may not be counted among the humanities in general education but may be counted under personal development and life skills and under free electives. Open to all students with, permission of instructor. 300-level reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 342
Woodwind Ensemble
MUSA 130-145 may be taken for one credit or for no credit. Credits earned may not be counted among the humanities in general education but may be counted under personal development and life skills and under free electives. Open to all students with, permission of instructor. 300-level reserved for music majors only.|
HIST 302
Women In The U.S.
Explores the history of American women from Colonial times to the present. Examines women's diverse experiences and roles, the relationship between women and the rest of society, gender expectations, 19th and 20th century feminism, reform and politi,cal activiites. Prerequiste: Sophomore standing. Alternate years.|
ARTH 216
Women In Art
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ANTH 216
Women And Culture
Introduces the study of the lives of women in cross-cultural perspective. Explores gender issues including sexual division of labor, inequality, changing position of women in families, and the role of women in development. Alternate years.|
SOC 216
Women And Culture
Introduces the study of the lives of women in cross-cultural perspective. Explores gender issues including sexual division of labor, inequality, changing position of women in families, and the role of women in development. Alternate years.|
ANTH 361
Witchcraft, Magic, Rel
Provides cross cultural comparative analysis of human environment with the supernatural. Explores the role of religion and theories dealing with the nature and function of various aspects of supernaturalism from an anthropological perspective. No pre,requisite. Every second year.|
MUSA 138
Wind Ensemble
MUSA 130-145 may be taken for one credit or for no credit. Credits earned may not be counted among the humanities in general education but may be counted under personal development and life skills and under free electives. Open to all students with, permission of instructor. 300-level reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 338
Wind Ensemble
MUSA 130-145 may be taken for one credit or for no credit. Credits earned may not be counted among the humanities in general education but may be counted under personal development and life skills and under free electives. Open to all students with, permission of instructor. 300-level reserved for music majors only.|
BSAD 243
Wills, Trusts & Estates
Provides instruction regarding the administration of the probate estate as well as necessary documentation and filing requirements. Students gain understanding of various laws governing transfer of property at death as well as tax consequences of suc,h a transfer. Students also study creation of trusts and transfers during life. Concepts are applied to the actual drafting of wills, trusts, codicils, and ancillary documents. Prerequisite: BSAD 240. Biennially, Fall Semester at Venango.|
BIOL 411
Wildlife Ecology & Mgmt
An in-depth approach to the ecology and management of wildlife species - birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles - at scales ranging from populations to landscapes. Lecture and discussion will focus on current topics in wildlife ecology and manageme,nt such as the dynamics of exploited populations, non-game wildlife, population regulation by predators, parasites, and diseases, habitat evaluation and management, and restoration of wildlife populations. Laboratory will emphasize descriptive and i,nvestigative studies of wildlife in local ecosystems. Two lecture and three laboratory hours weekly. Prerequisite: BIOL 202 or equivalent. BIOL 305 desirable.|
BIOL 511
Wildlife Ecology & Mgmt
An in-depth approach to the ecology and management of wildlife species - birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles - at scales ranging from populations to landscapes. Lecture and discussion will focus on current topics in wildlife ecology and manageme,nt such as the dynamics of exploited populations, non-game wildlife, population regulation by predators, parasites, and diseases, habitat evaluation and management, and restoration of wildlife populations. Laboratory will emphasize descriptive and i,nvestigative studies of wildlife in local ecosystems. Two lecture and three laboratory hours weekly. Prerequisite: BIOL 202 or equivalent. BIOL 305 desirable.|
BIOL 475
Wetland Ecology
Wetlands are an important transitional habitat from terrestrial to aquatic systems. They provide services that are critical to the health and functioning of the ecosystem, but in many ways wetlands defy easy definition. This class will investigate th,e different types of wetlands, the properities that define wetlands, the benefits they supply to the ecosystem and society, and the history and present status of ecosystem management. Taught summer session Prerequisite: BIOL 202|