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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 Id (currently sorted in Ascending order) Course TitleCourse Description
AE 100
College Read Study Skills
Develops reading, writing, research, and study skills needed at the college level. Intended for underclass students only. Emphasizes application of these skills to courses students are studying. No prerequisite. Each semester.|
AE 101
CU Trans: Exploration 1
The goal of Explorations is to help students stay in college and develop permanent ties with Clarion University through curricular and co-curricular programming that: cements students' and families's commitment to Clarion University; forges positive, and active relationships among students, and among students, faculty and staff; guides family members as they support their students during transition from home to college and from college to work; ensures that students are informed self advocates w,ho accept personal responsibility for their education; and engages students in productive co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.|
AE 102
CU Trans: Exploration 2
The goal of Explorations is to help students stay in college and develop permanent ties with Clarion University through curricular and co-curricular programming that: cements students' and families's commitment to Clarion University; forges positive, and active relationships among students, and among students, faculty and staff; guides family members as they support their students during transition from home to college and from college to work; ensures that students are informed self advocates w,ho accept personal responsibility for their education; and engages students in productive co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.|
AE 103
CU Trans: First Year Experienc
A co-curricular offering for first-year students. Intended to acquaint students with many aspects and resources of Clarion University. Students will explore and understand themselves interacting in a higher-education environment, identify and utili,ze campus resources and develop strategies to facilitate learning. The intent is to forge positive active relationships among students, faculty, and staff, help students be informed self-advocates, and engage in co-curricular and extra-curricular ac,tivities, which will enhance personal growth and education.|
AE 110
The Student In The Univ
This course is desinged to (1) enable freshman students to explore and understand themselves as developing adults interacting in a higher education environment; (2) identify and/or utilize campus and community resources that will enhance their academ,ic program; (3) develop strategies to facilitate the learning process; and (4) apply those strategies in a practical manner in order to build upon a resource base for academic skill transference. Note: This course is designed for freshman students o,nly and is a general elective under personal development and life skills. Each semester.|
AE 260
Career Explor & Plan
Focuses on the career planning process that involves: (a) career awareness--students learn to examine the world of work and the occupational alternatives available; (b) self study--students learn to examine their own personalities, interests, needs,,achievements, abilities, and values when developing a personal career plan; and (c) career decision-making--students learn to practice the skills necessary to make prudent occupational choices and set realistic goals.|
AE 261
Stu Serv & Civic Engagement
This is a class for students interested in enhancing their connection to both the university and greater community by promoting the values of service and civic involvement. Using a service-learning design, students will be developing their prevocati,onal skills and personal values through volunteer activities in leadership positions in Recognized Student Organizations (R.S.O.'s) within the university and greater community. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.|
AE 361
Prof Dev: Ldrshp & Life Skills
AE 361 Transitions Professional Development (Leadership/Life Skills) is a .5 credit co-curricular course targeted to juniors and seniors. Its primary goal is to ensure that Clarion students have the knowledge, skills, and experiences needed to be su,ccessful in experiential learning situations, the job search, the graduate/professional school admissions process, and the workplace. Prerequisite: JR or SR standing|
AE 362
Prof Dev: Job Srch/Grad Sch Pl
AE 362 Transitions Professional Development (Job Search/Graduate School Planning) is a .5 credit co-curricular course targeted to juniors and seniors. Its primary goal is to ensure that Clarion students have the knowledge, skills, and experiences ne,eded to be successful in experiential learning situations, the job search, the graduate/professional school admissions process, and the workplace. Prerequisite: Jr. or Sr. Standing|
AH 101
Medical Terminology
Teaches principles of medical word building that support understanding and use of the language of medicine and also enhance understanding of the English language. Includes study of medical term components, medical abbreviations, specialized terminol,ogy related to body systems and related pathology, diagnostic examinations, clinical and laboratory procedures, oncology, and phamacology. Students will apply their knowledge of and skills in medical terminology to speak, read, and write the languag,e of medicine and to understand health care information as a future helathcare provider, patient, and caregiver. Open to both health care majors and non health care majors. Fall, annually and in other academic terms as needed.|
AH 201
Introduction to Health Care
This course will familiarize students with health care organizations, the health care system, and the clinical environment in relationship to the student's role as a future health care practitioner. Topics will include the structure, organization, a,nd function of hospital systems and staff; documentation and medical records; professional development and professionalism; the role and function of professional societies and membership; safety and emergency response; body mechanics; HIPAA; infectio,n control; communication in the health care environment in relationship to continuum of care; ethical and legal responsibilities of health care practitioners; current trends in health care; and employment opportunities for health care professionals.|
AH 290
Allied Health Clinical I
Within the Associate of Science in Allied Health degree program, AH 290 will facilitate transference of a block of 1 to 15 credits for completion of a formal, accredited clinical educational program in a health profession that is recognized by the Am,erican Medical Association. The clinical program of study must entail a minimum of 450 contact hours.|
AH 299
Allied Health Clinical II
Within the Associate of Science in Allied Health degree program, AH 299 will facilitate transference of a block of 1 to 15 credits for completion of a formal, accredited clinical educational program in a health profession that is recognized by the Am,erican Medical Association. The clinical program of study must entail a minimum of 450 contact hours.|
AH 300
Allied Health Clinical III
Within the Associate of Science in Allied Health degree program, AH 300 will facilitate transference of a block of 1 to 15 credits for completion of a formal, accredited clinical educational program in a health profession that is recognized by the Am,erican Medical Association. The clinical program of study must entail a minimum of 450 contact hours.|
AH 310
Allied Health Clinical IV
Within the Associate of Science in Allied Health degree program, AH 310 will facilitate transference of a block of 1 to 15 credits for completion of a formal, accredited clinical educational program in a health profession that is recognized by the Am,erican Medical Association. The clinical program of study must entail a minimum of 450 contact hours.|
AH 400
Allied Health Clinical VII
Within the Department of Allied Health, AH 400 will facilitate transference of a block of 1 to 15 credits for completion of a formal, accredited clinical educational program in a health profession that is recognized by the American Medical Associatio,n. The clinical program of study must entail a minimum of 450 contact hours.|
AH 401
Allied Health Leader Capstone
Exploration and execution of health care leadership and management concepts and health care information literacy practices in relation to health care clinical environments. Students will apply knowledge and skills acquired in their college and clini,cal experiences to reflect on real world health care leadrship situations and challenges. A review of health care information literacy practices will aid students in locating, evaluating, and using scholarly healthcare literature that will inform,their functioning as entry-level health care leaders. Prerequisite(s): 1) In final year of a baccalaureate-level health care program in the Department of Allied Health and, 2) completion or near completion of an allied health clinical program.|
AH 410
Allied Health Clinical VIII
Within the Department of Allied Health, AH 410 will facilitate transference of a block of 1 to 15 credits for completion of a formal, accredited clinical educational program in a health profession that is recognized by the American Medical Associatio,n. The clinical program of study must entail a minimum of 450 contact hours.|
AH 420
Allied Health Clinical IX
Within the Department of Allied Health, AH 420 will facilitate transference of a block of 1 to 15 credits for completion of a formal, accredited clinical educational program in a health profession that is recognized by the American Medical Associatio,n. The clinical program of study must entail a minimum of 450 contact hours.|
ANTH 211
Humans And Culture
Introduces students to the nature of humanity and the human condition by exploring contemporary and past societies. Applies the four-field approach, emphasizing human diversity, origins of humans and culture, language, and archaeology. Each semeste,r.|
ANTH 213
Intro To Bioanthropology
Surveys the human species in time, place, and culture, and investigates factors underlying human variation. Prerequisite: ANTH 211, or one semester in Biology. Alternate years.|
ANTH 214
Prin Human Ecology
Examines the functional interrelationships of humankind and the biophysical environment. No prerequisite. Alternate years.|
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.|
ANTH 217
Intro to Archaeology
Introduces students to theory and methods used in archaeological inquiry. Explores the history of archaeology, key researchers in the field, and important discoveries.|
ANTH 218
Buried Cities & Lost Civ
Introduces students to archaeology and to what archaeologists do. Provides a long-term perspective on human history starting with the first archaeological sites over 2.5 million years old. Addresses some of the more popular theories about the prehist,oric human past. Alternate years.|
ANTH 242
Intro To Amer Folklore
Introduces the major genres of American folklore: legend, tale, folk belief, song and ballad, and material folk culture; and various folk groups in America: occupational, gender, ethnic, age, regional, and their traditions. Analyzes examples of Am,erican literature and American popular culture through an examination of their American folk elements. Provides students with fieldwork experiences and methods of analysis of oral, customary, and material traditions. No prerequisite. Fall, annually.|
ANTH 245
Peoples & Cult Of Latin Amer
Introduces the rich variety of ethnic groups and cultures of contemorary Latin America, including Central and South America. Topics will include social structures, economic organization, gender roles, religion, political systems, ethnic identity, an,d globalization. Focus will be on indigenous peoples, with an emphasis on their role in national societies and the international economy.|
ANTH 250
Prehistoric N America
Examines the development of North American Indian cultures from the beginning of human migration in the late Pleistocene to the coming of Europeans. Emphasizes human interrelationships with the various New World environments in time and space which l,ed to the rise of prehistoric cultures, food production, trade, etc. No prerequisite. Every second year.|
ANTH 251
Historic Indians N Amer
Surveys American Indians ethnographically. Explores cultural processes, historic events, and ecological adjustments to understand the diversity of Indian culture at the time of their discovery by Europeans. Considers American Indian acculturation and, contemporary Indian issues. No prerequisite. Every second year.|
ANTH 253
Arch East N America
Provides detailed survey of prehistoric developments in North America east of the Mississippi from Late Pleistocene to the Colonial Period. Familiarizes students with the prehistory of the Amerind populations in the area, including the gradual emerge,nce of the Woodland pattern. On demand.|