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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
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.|
ANTH 254
Language And Culture
An introduction to linguistic anthropology. Focuses on the main areas of intersection between language and culture. Topics may include: animal communication systems; primate language studies, the evolution of language; linguistic diversity; lingui,stic relativity (a.k.a. the Sapir/Whorf hypothesis); language and identity; language and gender; and the ethnography of speaking. From an examination of such topics students will learn to see how people use language to create and maintain their cult,ures, and to recognize the ways in which language itself influences human thought and behavior.|
ANTH 262
Intro To Eng Lang
Deals generally with the nature of language and specifically with the grammatical structures of modern English, its regional and social varieties, and certain highlights of its historical development. Each semester.|
ANTH 300
Lab Meth In Archaeology
Provides a hands-on overview of the major analytical methods in archaeology and a basic understanding of both the practical application of standard methodologies, and the questions archaeologists address. Prerequisite: ANTH 211. Alternate years.|
ANTH 315
Ending Poverty
Introduces the field of development anthropology, including its applied aspects. Explores the history of development theory; models of cultural change; contemporary issues of poverty and globalization; models of program design. Provides students wi,th a practical background in project design, assessment, and management. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Alternate years|
ANTH 352
Topics In Folklore
Provides intense study of one or more aspects of folklore study. Focuses on one or more folk groups, a particular folk genre, folklore and popular culture, or folklore and literature. Offers students a fieldwork experience-collection, transcription,,classification-and methods of analysis of oral traditions. No prerequisite. Spring, annually.|
ANTH 357
Aztec, Inca, & Their Ancestors
Surveys Indian cultures from the beginnings in the Late Pleistocene to the coming of the Conquistadors. Emphasizes cultural developments, the rise of states, native agriculture, and the development of arts and crafts, including architecture and cerem,onial art. No prerequisite. Every second year.|
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.|
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.|
ANTH 362
Hist and Meth of Anth
Provides a general overview of the history of anthropology as an academic discipline, combined with a survey of anthropological theory and research methods. Alternative years. Anth 211 plus at least 3 additional credits in anthropology, or permission, of instructor.|
ANTH 364
American Voices
Provides an introduction to American dialectology and sociolinguistics. Emphasizes the great diversity and vitality of American English. Covers the causes and mechanisms of linguistic changes, the role of language differences in society, and the rele,vance of dialectology to language teaching. Pays special attention to the regional speech patterns of Pennsylvania. No prerequisite. Spring, odd-numbered years.|
ANTH 366
Race & Ethnic Relations
Background of racial and ethnic identity. Examines contemporary aspects of inter-ethnic and inter-racial group relations. Considers proposals for alleviating and resolving problems and their implications. Prerequisite: SOC 211 or permission of the in,structor. Once annually.|
ANTH 374
Research Seminar In Anth
Investigates how to research, write, and present a substantive anthropological project. Each student will work on an individualized project by developing a research design, performing background research, collecting and analyzing data, and writing a, formal paper that will be presented in class. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing. Spring, alternate years|
ANTH 375
Archaeological Field Sch
Provides undergraduates with a practical and technical background in modern archaeological research. Includes an introduction to cultural contexts. Covers all phases of field investigation, including site reconnaissance, site survey and testing, site, mapping, controlled excavation, specimen recovery techniques, and information regarding procedures. Includes laboratory methods such as catalog and preservation procedures.|
ANTH 376
Adv Arch Field School
Provides students with additional training in archaeological field methods. Students obtain supervisory skills and experience in site interpretation and report writing. Students will also learn applied archaeological (Cultural Resources Management), field techniques. ANTH 376 is offered concurrently with ANTH 375. Prerequisite: ANTH 375.|
ANTH 380
Language And Culture
An introduction to linguistic anthropology. Focuses on the main areas of intersection between language and culture. Topics may include: animal communication systems; primate language studies; the evolution of language; linguistic diversity; linguis,tic relativity (a.k.a. the Sapir/Whorf Hypothesis); language endangerment and revival; nonverbal communication; linguistic field methods; ethnopoetics; sociolinguistics; language and identity; language and gender; and the ethnography of speaking. Fr,om an examination of such topics, students will learn to see how people use language to create and maintain their cultures, and to recognize the ways in which language itself influences human thought and behavior.|
ANTH 400
Individual Research
Allows students to develop their approach to a specific problem, by conducting individual research defined in conference with the instructor. Regular sessions with the faculty member in charge evaluate the progress of the work and chart its direction,. Students expected to acquire research techniques in dealing with their topics. All branches of anthropology may be used to select a topic. Credit and grades will be given only if the project (term paper, survey, investigation, etc.) has been comple,ted to the satisfaction of the project advisor and the departmental chair. Prerequisite: ANTH 211. On demand.|
ANTH 425
Field School Cultural Anth
Provides students with field experience in cultural anthropology. Emphasizes practical, first-hand experience of ethnographic fieldwork. Focus is on research design, qualitative methodology, and communication results of research. Prerequisite: At, least 6 credits in anthropology, or permission of instructor.|
ANTH 426
Spec Topics Biol Anth & Arch
Focuses on a single topic of interest in Biological Anthropology and Archaeology. Course content varies. Topic will be announced in advance. Prerequisite: ANTH 211 or permission of instructor.|
ANTH 427
Special Topics In Cult Anth
Focuses on a single topic of interest in cultural and/or linguistic anthropology. Course content varies. Topic will be announced in advance. Prerequisite: ANTH 211 or permission of instructor.|
ANTH 457
Intro To Linguistics
Presents key concepts and basic analytical procedures common to many contemporary linguistics theories. Covers phonetics and phonology, morphology, and syntax in detail. Analyzes the integration of these sub-systems in the overall design of a generat,ive grammar. Prerequisite: ANTH/ENG 262. Fall, annually.|
ART 121
Foundation Drawing
Develops the drawing skills of students. Emphasizes observation, analysis, basic pictorial composition, and spatial organization. Students draw primarily from direct observation, exploring a variety of drawing media, processes, and attitudes. Require,d of all art majors. Each semester.|
ART 124
Digital Art Foundations
This course will introduce students to basic computer software and hardware related to the creation, documentation, and presentation of art. The course looks at digital media as an investigative and creative tool in art and design, and as a method of, communication. Topics and programs covered include, but are not limited to, digital photography, scanning, Photoshop, and PowerPoint. Fall and Spring semesters annually|
ART 125
Color And Design
A study of two-dimensional design concepts and their applications. Emphasizes the principles and elements of design. Required of all art majors. Fall Semester and on demand.|
ART 126
3-D Design
Explores three-dimensional design forms to gain a deeper understanding of the elements and principles of design. Required of all art majors. Spring Semester.|
ART 190
Teach Art Elem Grades
Analyzes the place of art in the elementary school curriculum, and provides the skills and knowledge needed to teach art. Develops classroom planning, presentation, motivation methods, and lesson plans in workshops or actual teaching situations. Each, semester.|
ART 218
Intro To Hist Of Photography
Surveys the history of photography from 1827 to the present. Developments in photographic processes, styles and movements in photography, and the work of individual photographers will be covered. This class is aimed at art students and also at stud,ents from a variety of disciplines who are interested in art, history, or modes of visual representation.|
ART 222
Drawing Concepts
Continues exploration of a variety of drawing media and techniques in order to solve more complex pictorial and spatial problems. Encourages development of individualized responses. Offered concurrently with ART 121. Prerequisites: ART 121, 122. Each, semester.|
ART 223
Figure Drawing II
Continues exploring the figure and its expressive potential. In-depth analysis of anatomy, including musculature and surface features. Expanded media and problem solving. Offered concurrently with ART 122. Prerequisites: ART 121, 122. Spring Semester,.|
ART 224
Figure Drawing I
Develops students' knowledge of human anatomy. Emphasizes an intuitive approach to recording the figure. Students work directly from the skeleton and models, analyzing the figure, and exploring a variety of media and pictorial problems. Required of a,ll art majors. Spring Semester.|
ART 228
Intro to Jewelry
This course provides initial experiences in and an overview of traditional and contemporary jewelry design, materials, forming, fabricating, and surfacing processes and techniques against a background of contemporary and historical applications.|
ART 230
Intro to Ceramics
This course provides initial experiences in traditional hand building and wheel forming techniques and an introduction to and overview of ceramic technology and processes against a background of contemporary and historical developments and applicatio,ns.|
ART 240
Intro to Weaving & Fabric Des
This course provides an introduction to the history, theory, and practice of textile design. Through group and individual projects, demonstrations, lectures, and readings, students will learn several traditional textile construction and design techni,ques, and they will gain an understanding of textile art history. Each semester.|
ART 246
Illustration II
Utilizes skills and knowledge acquired from Level I to produce portfolio quality pieces. Emphasizes the creative process and advanced software knowledge. Offered concurrently with ART 145. Prerequisite: ART 145. Fall Semester, annually, or on demand.|
ART 250
Intro to Graphic Design
Introduces graphic design, typography, and computer graphic modes and functions. Focuses on state-of-the-art industry software and creativity. Each semester.|
ART 256
Graphic Des & Comp II
Continues exploring layout, typography, and computer graphics. Students build on the skills and knowledge acquired from Level I to produce portfolio quality pieces. Emphasizes advanced computer software techniques. Offered concurrently with ART 155.,Prerequisite: ART 155. Spring Semester, annually, or on demand.|
ART 260
Intro To Painting
Introduction to oil painting. Students explore basic materials and techniques of painting. Stresses fundamentals of pictorial organization and visual expression; includes introduction to Contemporary and Art Historical painting. Prerequisite: Art, 121 or ART 110. Each semester|
ART 265
Printed & Dyed Fabr II
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ART 270
Intro to Printmaking
This course provides an introduction to the history, theory, and practice of printmaking. Through group and individual projects, demonstrations, lectures, and readings, students will learn several traditional printmaking techniques, and they will ga,in an understanding of printmaking history as well as critical theory that surrounds the medium.|
ART 280
Intro to Sculpture
This course introduces students to a variety of sculptural materials, methods, and concepts as a viable contemporary practice. This course concentrates on the basics of sculptural form building, with an emphasis on spatial awareness and problem solv,ing.|
ART 282
Jewelry II
Continues study in the design and construction of jewelry pieces. Students continue advancing their skills and knowledge of metals, stones, woods, and other materials. Prerequisite: ART 181. Annually.|
ART 300
Special Topics
Topics of interest in various areas of art. The instructor selects the format. Offered when faculty available.|
ART 330
Intermediate Ceramics
This course facilitates the refinement of hand building techniques and throwing skills in conjunction with formal and conceptual considerations. Clay body formulation and glaze calculation, development and testing are introduced while experience is g,ained in firing various kiln types. Emphasis is placed on continuing aesthetic and technical development and the ability to critically evaluate an individualized approach to form function and content. Prerequiste: ART 230. Fall and Spring annually|
ART 340
Interm Weaving & Fabric Des
This course offers students the opportunity to discover the possibilities of textile media as a viable contemporary practice. Print, dye, woven, and off-loom techniques will be taught. Through group and individual projects, demonstrations, lecture,s, and readings, students will be asked to consider the varied potential of textile art for visual communciations. Prerequisite: ART 125, ART 240. Fall or Spring annually|
ART 347
Illustration III
Incorporates all previous knowledge acquired in Levels I and II. Encourages students to develop their personal aesthetic and to produce portfolio quality pieces. Offered concurrently with ART 145. Prerequisite: ART 246. Fall Semester, annually, or on, demand.|
ART 350
Intrm Graphic Des I - Typgr
Continues exploring layout, typography, and computer graphics. Students build on the skills and knowledge acquired from Introduction to Graphic Design to produce a professional portfolio. Emphasizes advanced computer software techniques and typogra,phy. Prerequisite: ART 250 Introducation to Graphic Design. Fall semester annually|
ART 351
Intrm Graphic Des II - Photo
This course incorporates all previous knowledge acquired in Introduction to Graphic Design and Graphic Design I - Typography. Coursework is based on student-initiated projects, independent research, and professional development. Students are expect,ed to be self-motivated and capable of working in an interdisciplinary and mature fashion. Prerequisite: ART 350 Graphic Design I - Typography. Spring semester annually|
ART 355
Illustration
Entry-level studio course introduces students to a variety of drawing and painting media. Industry standard computer software is also taught. Encourages utilization of the principles of design, creative problem-solving, and the integration of illus,trations into media. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Spring semester annually|
ART 357
Graphic Des & Comp III
Incorporates all previous knowledge acquired in Levels I and II, including proficiency in advanced software. Encourages students to develop their personal direction and to produce portfolio quality pieces. Offered concurrently with ART 155. Prerequis,ite: ART 256. Spring Semester or on demand.|
ART 360
Intermediate Painting
Encourages integration of conceptual concerns and thematic focus in painting. Experimentation with subject and materials; working toward developing a personal aesthetic direction in relation to Contemporary art. Regular critiques and assignments.,Prerequisite: ART 260. Each semester|
ART 370
Intermediate Printmaking
This course offers students the opportunity to discover the possibilities of print media as a viable contemporary practice. Students will explore ways that photographic, mechanical, and electronic tools have influenced both artistic production and t,he dissemination of art. Through group and individual projects, demonstrations, lectures, and readings, students will be asked to consider the varied potential of the two-dimensional multiple for visual communication. Screenprinting, photo-litho, p,hoto-etching, and transfer/copier processes are introduced. Prerequisite: ART 124, ART 270. Spring semester annually|
ART 380
Intermediate Sculpture
This course introudces students to a variety of sculptural materials, methods, and concepts as a viable contermporary practice. Coursework and projects produced are self-governed with a strong focus on artistic value, conceptual clarity, and cultura,l and art historical contexts. Through group and individual projects, demonstrations, lectures, and readings, students will be asked to consider the varied potentials of sculptural form. Prerequisite: ART 126, ART 280. Fall or Spring semester ann,ually|
ART 383
Jewelry III
Continues study of the design and creation of jewelry and metalwork, emphasizing development of an individual aesthetic through the use of multiple techniques and processes. Prerequisite: ART 282. Annually.|
ART 417
Latin American Art
A study of selected art traditions in the Spanish and Portuguese and French-speaking Western Hemisphere, including ancient, medieval and contemporary examples. Contributions of native, African, European, and other cultures will be considered. This,is a writing intensive course with frequent essays, hands-on art making processes, a research project, and a required museum field trip. The course may be offered on location in Central or South American or the Caribbean, and will become part of the, Latin American and Caribbean studies minor program. Visits and apprenticeships to artist' and artisans' workshops will be arranged when possible. Students who received credit for ART 217 may not subsequently enroll in ART 417/517.|
ART 426
Senior Drawing
Capstone course allows students concentrating in drawing to develop their work for the B.F.A. exhibit. Offered concurrently with other drawing courses. Prerequisites: ART 424 and 425. Each semester.|
ART 431
Advanced Ceramics
This course facilitates the development self-directed research and explorations, focusing on the creation and refinement of a cohesive body of work reflecting an individualized aesthetic based on the technical competency to actualize, the critical in,sight to evaluate, the verbal and writing skills to articulate, and the facility to professionally exhibit and document. Prerequisite: 6 Cr. Hr. of ART 330 - Intermediate Ceramics. Fall and Spring semester annually|
ART 441
Adv Weaving & Fabric Design
This course offers students the opportunity to further explore the possibilities of constructed and printed/dyed textile media as a viable contemporary practice. Coursework is based on student-initiated projects, independent research, and profession,al development. Students are expected to be self-motivated and capable of working in an interdisciplinary and mature fashion. Prerequisite: ART 340. Fall or Spring semester annually|
ART 448
Illustration IV
Encourages students to develop their personal aesthetic and produce portfolio quality pieces. Intermediate-level course emphasizes business aspects of illustration. Offered concurrently with ART 145. Prerequisite: ART 347. Fall Semester, annually, or, on demand.|
ART 449
Illustration V
Students develop a portfolio geared toward their particular skills and interests. Students entering this advanced-level course should have a solid creative and technical background in illustration. Students can seek their own clients at this time so,they have printed pieces in their professional portfolios. Offered concurrently with ART 145. Prerequisite: ART 448. Fall Semester, annually, or on demand.|
ART 450
Illustration VI
Students develop a portfolio geared toward their particular skills and interests. Students entering this advanced-level course should have a solid creative and technical background in illustration. Students can seek their own clients at this time so,they have printed pieces in their professional portfolios. Offered concurrently with ART 145. Prerequisite: ART 449. Fall Semester, annually, or on demand.|
ART 451
Advanced Graphic Design
This course incorporates all previous knowledge acquired in Introduction to Graphic Design and Graphic Design I - Typography and Graphic Design II - Photography. Coursework is based on student-initiated projects, independent research, and profession,al development. Students are expected to be self-motivated and capable of working in an interdisciplinary and mature fashion. The goal is a professional digital and hard-copy portfolio. Prerequisite: ART 351 Graphic Design II - Photography. Fall, and Spring semester annually|
ART 452
Advanced Illustration
Advanced studio course using a variety of drawing and painting media and industry standard computer software. Encourages use of the principles of design, creative problem-solving, and the integration of illustrations into media to create a professio,nal portfolio. Prerequisite: ART 355 - Illustration. Spring semester annually|
ART 458
Graphic Des & Comp IV
Encourages students to develop personal direction and produce portfolio quality pieces. Intermediate-level course explores software. Offered concurrently with ART 155. Prerequisite: ART 357. Spring Semester, annually, or on demand.|
ART 459
Graphic Des & Comp V
Students develop a portfolio geared toward their particular skills and interests. Students can seek their own clients at this time so they have printed pieces in their professional portfolios. Advanced-level course emphasizes advanced software compet,ency. Students should have a solid creative and technical background in computer graphics and graphic design. Offered concurrently with ART 155. Prerequisite: ART 458. Spring Semester, annually, or on demand.|
ART 460
Graphic Des & Comp VI
Professional portfolios are reviewed at the beginning of the course, and weak projects are replaced with higher quality pieces. Stresses business skills, especially promotional pieces. Students entering this advanced-level course should have a solid,creative and technical background in computer graphics and graphic design. Offered concurrently with ART 155. Prerequisite: ART 459. Spring Semester, annually, or on demand.|
ART 461
Advanced Painting
Integrating conceptual concerns and thematic focus in painting and working toward developing a personal aesthetic direction in relation to Contemporary art in preparation for BFA Exhibition. Regular critiques and assignments. Prerequisite: ART 360,. Each semester|
ART 464
Weaving & Fiber Scu IV
Advanced studio production and study of textile construction history and techniques; continued development of portfolio through regular critiques. Prerequisite: ART 363. Fall, annually, and on demand.|
ART 465
Weaving & Fiber Scu V
Preparation for B.F.A. exhibition and continued development of portfolio. Prerequisite: ART 464. Fall, annually, and on demand.|
ART 466
Weaving & Fiber Scu VI
Preparation for B.F.A. exhibition and continued development of portfolio. Prerequisite: ART 465. Fall, annually, and on demand.|
ART 468
Fabric Sur Des IV
Advanced studio production and study of surface design history and techniques; continued development of portfolio through regular critiques. Prerequisite: ART 367. Spring, annually, and on demand.|
ART 469
Fabric Sur Des V
Preparation for B.F.A. exhibition and continued development of portfolio. Prerequisite: ART 468. Spring, annually, and on demand.|
ART 470
Fabric Sur Des VI
Preparation for B.F.A. exhibition and continued development of portfolio. Prerequisite: ART 469. Spring, annually, and on demand.|
ART 471
Advanced Printmaking
This course offers students the opportunity to further explore the possibilities of print media as a viable contemporary practice. Coursework is based on student-initiated projects, independent research, and professional development. Students are e,xpected to be self-motivated and capable of working in an interdisciplinary and mature fashion. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor. On demand.|
ART 474
Printmaking IV
Emphasizes development of individualized approaches to printmaking relevant to the student's personal aesthetic and conceptual interests. Students work with intaglio and silkscreen each fall semester, and lithography and relief each spring semester., Evidence of refined technical skills is expected. Prerequisite: ART 373. Each semester.|
ART 475
Printmaking V
Continuation of Printmaking IV. Emphasizes development of a cohesive portfolio. Prerequisite: ART 474. Each semester.|
ART 476
Printmaking VI
Continuation of Printmaking V. Focuses on preparation of the B.F.A. exhibition. Prerequisite: ART 475. Each semester.|
ART 481
Advanced Sculpture
This course offers students the opportunity to expand upon a variety of sculptural materials, methods, and concepts as a viable contemporary practice. Coursework and projects produced are self-governed, and should focus on artistic value, conceptual, clarity, and cultural and art historical contexts. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor. Fall or Spring semester annually|
ART 491
Senior Seminar
This course involves preparation, research, proposal development, and studio exploration for the senior B.F.A. exhibition requirement or B.A. capstone project. Students will have the opportunity to present their research and artwork for discussion a,nd critique in a group environment. Focus will be placed on the preparation of a comprehensive portfolio,and forming a statement that incorporates the understanding one's work in relation to current works by mature artists. Prerequisite: The stude,nt must co-register with any 400-level studio class and Permission of Instructor. Fall semester annually|
ART 517
Latin American Art
A study of selected art traditions in the Spanish and Portuguese and French-speaking Western Hemisphere, including ancient, medieval and contemporary examples. Contributions of native, African, European, and other cultures will be considered. This,is a writing intensive course with frequent essays, hands-on art making processes, a research project, and a required museum field trip. The course may be offered on location in Central or South American or the Caribbean, and will become part of the, Latin American and Caribbean studies minor program. Visits and apprenticeships to artist' and artisans' workshops will be arranged when possible. Students who received credit for ART 217 may not subsequently enroll in ART 417/517.|
ARTH 110
Visual Arts
Introduces art appreciation. Deals with the form and content of art as well as the processes and products of art. Enriches the student's awareness and understanding of visual art forms. Each semester.|
ARTH 111
Survey Of World Art
Surveys art and architecture from around the world in its cultural context. Spring semester annually|
ARTH 215
African Trad In Art
Introduces traditional sculpture, masks, crafts, and other arts of selected Subsaharan African groups, and African American artists. Develops students' understanding of the meaning and cultural context of the art through hands-on experience in relat,ed art processes and a required museum trip. On demand.|
ARTH 216
Women In Art
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ARTH 217
Intro To Latin American Art
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ARTH 300
Special Topics In Art Hist
Topics of interest in various areas of art history. The instructor selects the format. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Offered on demand|
ARTH 312
Italian Renaissance Art
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ARTH 313
19th Century Art
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ARTH 314
20th Century Art
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ARTH 315
Oriental Art
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ARTH 317
Art/Arch Of Ancnt Greece
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ARTH 411
Modernism: Art 1850 - 1950
Surveys art and architecture of Europe and the United States between 1850 and 1950, its historical and cultural context, and its connection to concepts of modernity. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Fall semester, every two years|
ARTH 412
Changing Times: Art Of 60's
Surveys the art of the sixties, its historical and cultural context. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Spring semester every two years|
ARTH 414
Topics In Contemp Art
This course introduces contemporary art and theory. It covers art and artists from the 1960s to the present. This class deals with conceptual issues facing today's artists and introduces the main currents in contemporary critical theory. It is aim,ed at students who: 1) have a strong interest in contemporary art; 2) are interested in recent critical theory and its applications in visual art; 3) are artists or other students in the humanities planning to attend graduate school.|
BCHM 453
Biochemistry
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BCHM 454
Biochemistry II
This course is a continuation of CHEM 453. Topics will include carbohydrate, lipid and amino acid metabolism, bioenergetics, vitamins and minerals, control and regulation of metabolic pathways, and the nature of genetic diseases. Prerequisite: CHE,M 453. Spring annually.|
BCHM 463
Biochem Lab
Experiments involving the major techniques in modern biochemistry. Emphasizes separation and purification techniques, kinetic studies, quantitative determinations, and analytical instrumentation in biochemistry and biotechnology. Must be taken concur,rently with CHEM 453. Prerequisite: CHEM 251 or 254. Fall, annually.|
BIOL 105
Freshman Biology Seminar
Recommended for all freshmen and new majors in any area of Biology. Enables students to (1) explore and understand various majors, minors, curricula, and career options in Biology; (2) become familiar with Biology Department faculty, research interes,ts and opportunities; (3) identify and /or utilize department, campus and community resources that will enhance their academic program; and (4) develop and apply strategies to facilitate the learning process.|
BIOL 111
Basic Biology
Deals with the principles of biology. Includes cellular structure and physiology, growth and repair, reproduction and development, control, sources of food energy, inheritance, and people's interrelationship with their biological environment. Briefly, reviews the classification of plants and animals. Credit not to be applied toward biology major. Each semester.|
BIOL 115
Introductory Biology
A basic course in Biology for non-science majors. Includes cellular structure and function, molecular biology, genetics, survey of organisms, evolution, and ecology. Divided into two hours of lecture and a two-hour instruction/laboratory/discussion/r,ecitation session weekly. Credit not to be applied toward the Biology major. Each semester.|
BIOL 116
Aerodynamics: Ph/Bio Of Flight
The biomechanics of flight. Students will use techniques in physics and evolutionary biology to study how animals fly and swim. Drawing upon bats, birds, insects, and even winged seeds, we will discuss and test the basic operating principles of win,gs. We will apply results obtained with a wind tunnel to the locomotion of objects in water. Students will then be able to compare and contrast the flyers and swimmers of nature with those of human invention. The course will have a substantial stu,dio laboratory component. Offered every other fall.|
BIOL 125
Intro To Forensic Science
Basic course in forensic science for non-majors combining field techniques in forensic ecology and taphonomy with laboratory techniques in molecular biology and biotechnology. Summer: daily for 8 hours, for 5 days or during the fall semester: weekly, for 3 hours, for 12 weeks. Credit not to be applied toward any biology major. Summer or fall on demand. Prerequisite: a course in basic or introductory biology or permission of instructor.|
BIOL 150
Insects And Society
A basic course in insects and their interactions with human society. Includes insect diversity, insect structure and function, insect biology, and both insect benefits and damage. Three lecture hours weekly. Credit may not be applied toward a Biol,ogy degree. Annually.|
BIOL 153
Intro Animal Biology
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BIOL 154
Intro Plant Biology
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BIOL 155
Prin Of Biology I
Introduces fundamental concepts of biology focusing on the characteristics of living things, cell function, biological information, storage and retrieval, and organismal structure and function. Presents concepts in the context of current evolutionary, theory. Three hours lecture weekly. For biology majors. All science and science education majors and biology minors must concurrently register for BIOL 165|
BIOL 156
Prin Of Biology II
Introduces fundamental concepts of biology focusing on organismal structure and function, adaptation, behavior, and ecology in the context of current evolutionary theory. Three hours lecture weekly. For biology majors. All science and science educati,on majors and biology minors must concurrently register for BIOL 166. SPring, annually.|
BIOL 165
Prin Of Biology I Lab
Laboratory exercises augment and integrate course material emphasized in BIOL 155. Three hours laboratory weekly. For biology majors. Must be taken concurrently with BIOL 155 unless it is being repeated. Fall, annually.|
BIOL 166
Prin Of Biology II Lab
Laboratory exercises augment and integrate course material emphasized in BIOL 156. Three hours laboratory weekly. For biology majors. Must be taken concurrently with BIOL 156 unless it is being repeated. Spring, annually.|
BIOL 200
Selected Topics In Biol
Provides for focused study of a special interest topic in biology using different learning formats selected by the instructor as best suited for the particular course. May be offered in any semester, subject to demand and staff availability. Not for,biology majors.|
BIOL 201
Genetics
A study of the principles of inheritance in plants and animals, including humans. Topics include Mendelian genetics, linkage recombination, cytogenetics, and molecular genetics. Three lecture hours and one recitation hour weekly. Prerequisites: C,ompletion of BIOL 155, 156, 165, and 166, with a grade of a C or better and one semester of organic chemistry or permission of instructor. Fall and Spring, annually.|
BIOL 202
Principles Of Ecology
Examines the interaction of organisms and their biotic and abiotic environment, population dynamics and interactions, community structure and function, and ecosystem energetics and biogeochemistry. Two lecture and three laboratory hours weekly. Prere,quisites: Completion of BIOL 155, 156, 165 and 166 with a grade of C or better, or permission of instructor. Fall and Spring, annually.|
BIOL 203
Cell Biology
Examines structure, biochemistry, and function of plant and animal cells. Three lecture and two laboratory hours weekly. Prerequisites: BIOL 155, 156, 165, 166, CHEM 151 or 153, 161 or 163, 152 or 154, 162 or 164, all with a C or better. Each seme,ster.|
BIOL 210
Sec Sci Ed Sophomore Seminar
Introduces biology, chemistry, earth science, general science, and physics education majors to the major requirements in their program. Cross disciplinary discussions guide students in the integration of pedagogical principles from their foundation,education courses with content from their specialty courses. Students are introduced to the PA Academic Standards as well as the National Science Education Standards. Artifacts created with guidance in this seminar become part of an electronic Lear,ning Portfolio. Required for all Secondary General Science majors. Annually.|
BIOL 211
Environ Science & Sustain
Humans are changing the global environment in profound ways but the consequences are not widely understood. This course will examine current environmental issues from a scientific perspective and explore how science can be best used to shape sound e,nvironmental law and regulation, public lands, types and sources of air and water pollution, and other environmental issues of current interest. Environmental issues of local and regional importance will be emphasized. Three lecture hours weekly.,Credit not to be applied toward a biology major.|
BIOL 224
Human Biology
This course focuses on the biology of the human organism. Recent scientific and medical advances as they relate to the development of public policy are interwoven through topics covered. The biology of our aging human population including issues su,ch as infection, autoimmunity, cancer, as well as respiratory, cardiovascular, and urinary system decline, will be discussed. Credit not to be applied toward a biology major or biology education certification. Annually.|
BIOL 225
Human Genetics
Mendelian genetics and the inheritance of human genetic disease. Examines the anatomical, physiological, biochemical, and genetic basis of human diseases, including diabetes, atherosclerosis, and cancer, and the genetic component of human illness. An,alyzes behavioral genetics, sociobiology, recombinant DNA, gene therapy, and medical ethics. Non-majors course for students who wish to know more about human genetics than is available in basic biology. Particularly useful for students in anthropolog,y, rehabilitative sciences, psychology, sociology, and special education. Prerequisite: One semester of biology or permission of instructor. Annually.|
BIOL 251
Human Anatomy & Physiology I
Analyzes the normal structure of the human body and how it functions. Focuses on skeletal, muscular, nervous, sensory, and endocrine systems and their interrelationships. Three lecture hours weekly. Fall, annually. Not for biology majors.|
BIOL 252
Human Anatomy & Physiology II
Continuation of BIOL 251, Anatomy and Physiology I. Includes the circulatory, respiratory, digestive, and urinary systems and their interrelationships. Three lecture hours weekly. Prerequisite: Biol 251. Spring, annually. Not for biology majors.|
BIOL 260
Microbiology
Examines microorganisms, including viruses, bacteria, fungi, and protozoa, emphasizing those associated with human health and disease. Considers immunity and resistance to infectious diseases and to their epidemiological and public health aspects. La,boratory emphasizes pathogenic bacteria and the bacteriological and microscopic techniques. Two lecture and three laboratory hours weekly. Not for biology majors. Pittsburgh Campus, annually.|
BIOL 261
Hum Anat & Phys I Lab
Laboratory exercises augment and integrate course material emphasized in BIOL 251 with emphasis on anatomy and select physiology activities. Focuses on skeletal, muscular, nervous, sensory, and endocine systems. Two laboratory hours weekly. Must b,e taken concurrently with BIOL 251 unless it is being repeated. Fall, annually. Not for biology majors.l|
BIOL 262
Human Anatomy & Phys II Lab
Laboratory exercises augment and intergrate course material emphasized in BIOL 252, and continuation of BIOL 261. Focuses on circulatory, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Two laboratory hours weekly. Must be taken concurr,ently with BIOL 252 unless it is being repeated. Spring, annually. Nor for biology majors.|
BIOL 289
Career Dev Health Prof
Students in this course will research and discuss current issues in health care, including professionalism, policy, practice, and reform. The goals of this course are to familiarize future health care professionals with issues related to their career,, as well as with the applciation process and requirements for admissino to health professional programs (medical, dental, veterinary, etc.), guide students in preparing a portfolio of necessay application materials, and develop their writing, interv,iew, test-taking, and other necessary skills and experiences. It will also include a service-learning activity. Prerequisite: Junior standing or instructor's permission|
BIOL 301
Marine Invertebrates
This course introduces students to the taxonomy, structure, function and ecology of marine invertebrates emphasizing specializations which have allowe these animals to exploit a wide variety of marine habitats. Major trends in invertebrate evolution, will be used to illustrate the development of form and function in these animals. Prerequisites: Completion of two semesters of introductory biology. Completion of a crouse in general zoology is desirable. Summer, on demand.|
BIOL 305
General Zoology
Surveys the animal kingdom. Emphasizes the biology and classification of both invertebrate and vertebrate animals. Covers the role of animals in ecosystems and interrelationships among the various taxa and aspects of morphology, phylogeny, ethology,,and zoogeography. Includes special reference to animals occurring in Pennsylvania. Two lecture and three laboratory hours weekly. Prerequisites: BIOL 155, 156, 165, 166. Alternate years.|
BIOL 306
General Botany
A survey of the structure, function and diversity of non-vascular and vascular plants from an evolutionary perspective. Topics will include structure, function, organization and evolution of plant cells and tissues, photosynthesis and nutrition, wat,er uptake and balance, hormonal control of growth, reproduction and dispersal, and classification and systematics. Two lecture and three laboratory hours weekly. Prerequisite: BIOL 155, 156, 165, 166 or equivalent courses.|
BIOL 307
General Mycology
A survey of Kingdom Fungi, with particular emphasis on the mushrooms, molds, yeasts, smuts, rusts and slime molds. Topics include the morpholoogy, physiology, biochemistry, systematics, ecology and evolution of fungi. Laboratory stresses identificati,on of higher fungi, laboratory techniques and field mycology. Two lecture and three laboratory hours weekly. Prerequisite: Completion of BIOL 155 and BIOL 156 or permission of instructor. Fall, alternate years|
BIOL 310
Sec Sci Ed Junior Seminar
This seminar engages secondary science education majors in cross disciplinary content and pedagogical discussions. Students create lesson plans that engage secondary students in science investigations, using advanced technologies where appropriate., Artifacts created in this seminar become part of an electronic Learning Portfolio. Includes early field experience guided teaching experiences.|
BIOL 341
General Microbiology
A study of microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses, fungi. Extensive laboratory work includes isolation, staining, culturing, and identification of microorganisms. Examine prokaryotic cell architecturee, microbial physiology, methods or control,ling the growth of microbes, micorbial genetics, medical microbiology, and applied and environmental microbiology. Two lecture periods and two laboratory periods weekly. Prerequisites: BIOL 155, 156, 164, 166, CHEM 151 or 153, 161 or 163, 152 or 15,4, 162 or 164, all with a C or better. Each semester.|
BIOL 360
Problems In Biology
Acquaints students with skills and techniques used in research. Students identify a problem for investigation and complete all phases of its study, including writing a research report. Approval from the staff member who will direct the student must b,e secured before pre-registration.|
BIOL 375
Herpetology
Students will study the ecology and evolution of amphibians and reptiles. Topics to be studied include behavior, morphology, physiology, taxonomic diversity, systematic practice, evolutionary biology, and conservation biology. Course includes a subst,antial field component. Taught summer session, Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology. Prerequisite: BIOL 202|
BIOL 382
Evolution
Analyzes evolution and its links with other areas of biology. Includes the history of evolutionary thought, species concepts and speciation processes, phylogenetic patterns and their reconstruction, diversity of life, and the mechanisms of evolution., Satisfies the second value flags of the university general education requirements. Three lecture hours weekly. Prerequisites: Completion of two semesters of introductory biology and one semester of genetics (BIOL 201 at Clarion) or permission of i,nstructor.|
BIOL 400
Special Topics
Advanced topics in various areas of biology. The professor selects a format most suitable to the study. May be offered on request of students, subject to staff availability. Enrollment by consent of the instructor. On demand.|
BIOL 402
Biometry
Intro to the collection, analysis, and presentation of biological data. Fundamental aspects of designing and executing descriptive and experimental studies emphasizing biological research. Stresses applications to undergraduate and graduate research,in progress in the Department of Biology. Three lecture hours per week. Spring, alternate years.|
BIOL 403
Coral Reef Ecology
A study of coral reef structure, formation, types, and the relationships of reef organsims to their environment. Emphasis is given to species diversity, identification, symbioses, and effects of temperature, salinity, light, nutrient concentration,,predation, and competition on the abundance and the distribution of coral reef organisms. Prerequisite: Completion of two semesters of introductory biology. Completion of a course in general zoology in desirable. Summer, on demand.|
BIOL 404
Genomics And Bioinformatics
The new disciplines of genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics analyze the deluge of DNA sequence data currently being generated. Topics include comparative structure of prokaryotic and eukaryotic genomes, genetic variation in humans and pharmacogene,tics, and genomic circuits and complex diseases. Students will be introduced to the computational techniques and algorithms of Bioinformatics, and use them to mine information about a gene and genome of their choice. Designed for students in biolog,y, molecular biology, evolutionary biology, biochemistry, industrial mathematics and computational science. Two hours of lecture and three hours of lab. Prerequisite: BIOL 201 and MATH 260 OR MATH 221, or permission of instructor. Fall alternate|
BIOL 405
Ecological Applications
Case history approach to the analysis and possible resolution of both terrestrial and aquatic environmental problems. Students analyze problems from a number of perspectives, including the biological, in an assessment of the problem. Incorporates sam,ple design, cost considerations, data collection, and analysis into the assessment. Overall assessment of problems and possible resolutions will be conveyed both orally and in a written format. Intended as a capstone for students in the Applied Ecolo,gy Program, but appropriate for other students who meet prerequisites. Satisfies the writing intensive and second values flags of the university general education requirements. Prerequisites: BIOL 202 or permission of the instructor, BIOL 493 and 494|
BIOL 410
Field Meth In Environ Biol
A field-based course designed to give students hands-on experience in the various methods needed in environmental studies. The course will focus on the environmental assessment of terrestrial and aquatic habitats and the impacts of perturbations on,flora, fauna, and natural landscapes. Summer, on demand.|
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 425
Fisheries Biology
Examines ecology of fish populations, including taxonomy identification, age and growth, population estimation and analysis, food habits, management, and environmental requirements. Emphasizes data analysis and application of microcomputers in fisher,ies work. Two lecture and three hours of laboratory or field work weekly. Prerequisites: Completion of a course in ecology or permission of instructor and PA fishing license required. Alternate years.|
BIOL 427
Field Botany
Field-based course emphasizing the identification and natural history of common vascular plants native to western Pennsylvania and methods used to study them. Course will be taught at a time when the spring flora is conspicuous. Spring, alternate y,ears.|
BIOL 428
Ornithology
Deals with the biology of birds. Lectures cover topics such as classification; internal and external adaptations for flight, migration, nesting, feeding habits, behavior, ecology, and physiology. Two lectures and three laboratory or field trip hours, per week. Prerequisite: Junior or higher standing in biology or permission from the instructor. Spring, even numbered years.|
BIOL 430
Biology Of Cancer
This course presents an in depth overview of both the scientific and clinical aspects of cancer with an emphasis on the cellular, molecular, and genetic models of cancer development in humans. Topics include: cancer epidemiology, biochemical process,es of malignant process, TNM classification, modern advances in tumor biology and molecular biology including the effects of a variety of agents (chemical, radiation, viruses, and oncogenes) that cause human cancer. Furthermore, the course examines,the major types of cancer as well as present methods of cancer prevention and treatment. Three lecture hours weekly. Prerequisite: BIOL 201 and BIOL 203. Fall, alternate years.|
BIOL 432
Field Ornithology
Deals primarily with the identification and natural history of birds of western Pennsylvania. It is taught at a time when migratory species are commonly seen. Although lectures are an important component, indoor and outdoor laboratory activities pl,ay a predominant role. Prerequisite: BIOL 155/165 and BIOL 156/166 or permission of the instructor. Spring, even numbered years.|
BIOL 440
Environmental Microbiology
Explores the diversity, distribution, and activiites of microorganisms in natural, managed and extreme environments, with a particular focus on microbial communities, interactions and environmental processes. Laboratory sessions and field experience,s will be on an arranged basis. Prerequisite: BIOL 341 or permission of instructor. Spring, alternate years|
BIOL 443
Virology
Study of plant, animal, and bacterial viruses, emphasizing biochemistry, structure, life cycles, and disease-causing mechanisms. Three lecture hours weekly. Prerequisites: BIOL 201, 203, 341: CHEM 251, 261, 252, and 262, all with a C or better. F,all, even numbered years.|
BIOL 444
Immunology
Study of the mammalian immune system. The course will focus on the parts of the system and how they function together to produce the varied and complex regulated responses that provide innate and adaptive immunity. The course will also incorporate,case studies involving dysfunction and pathophysiology of the immune system. Since this course is required for medical technology majors, essential laboratory principles and skills involving microscopy (light and flouorescence), utraviolet and visibl,e spectroscopy, affinity chromatography, mammalian virus culture, enzyme linked immunosorbent assay, electrophoresis and blotting are presented. Three lecture hours weekly and three laboratory hours weekly. Prerequisites: BIOL 201, 203, 341; CHEM|
BIOL 446
Pathogenic Microbiol
Study of the infectious agents of mammals and the diseases that result from infection by these agents. The course will focus on bacterial agents, their diagnosis and treatment. The laboratory portion of the course incorporates experiential learning, of diagnostic procedures and case studies involving examples of pathogenic organisms. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours weekly. Prerequisites: BIOL 201, 203, 341; CHEM 251, 261, 252, and 262, all with a C or better. Fall annually.|
BIOL 450
Cell Physiology
Study of the regulatory processes that occur within the eukaryotic cell that gover homeostasis and allow for adaptive change. The course will focus on membrane biochemistry, transport, protein sorting, cell signaling, cytoskeletal nanomotors, and ce,ll specialization. The laboratory portion of the course incorporatesexperiential learning of basic procedures that allow experientalists to uncover the workings of the eukaryotic cell. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours weekly. Prerequ,isites: BIOL 201, 203, 341; CHEM 251, 261, 252, and 262, all with a C or better. Spring annually.|
BIOL 451
Animal Physiology
Study of the comparative physiology of animals, including water and ion regulations, circulation, respiration, nutrition, nervous activity, endicrine functions, and responses to temperautre, light, gasses, and pressure. Two lecture and three laborat,ory hours weekly. Prerequisites: BIOL 201, 203; CHEM 252, 261, 252, and 262, or permission of instructor.|
BIOL 452
Plant Physiology
Life processes and responses of plants to the environment. Includes water relations, transpiration, translocation, photosynthesis, respiration, metabolism, plant hormones and morphogenesis, photoperiodism, temperature responses, environmental and str,ess physiology. Two lectures and three hours laboratory weekly. Prerequisites: Completion of a course in genetics, cell biology, and one semester of organic chemistry or permission of instructor. On demand.|
BIOL 453
Patho I, Endogen Agents
Analyzes the mechanisms by which disease occurs in humans. Emphasizes responses to the disease process, and the effects of pathophysiologic mechanisms on the normality of cell, tissue, organ and system functions, and the response of the body to the d,isease process. Prerequisites: Prior courses in physiology desired. Two years of study in biology or permission of instructor. Venango Campus and Pittsburgh site, annually. Not for biology majors.|
BIOL 454
Patho II Exog Agents
Study of mechanisms by which disease occurs in humans. Emphasizes disease related to heredity, physical, chemical, and biological stresses. Prerequisite: Three semesters of biology required or permission of instructor. Venango Campus, annually. Not f,or biology majors.|
BIOL 455
Endocrinology
Surveys the chemical and physiological principles of hormonal integrations in animals. Three hours lecture weekly. Prerequisites: Completion of a course in physiology and one semester of organic chemistry or permission of instructor. Annually.|
BIOL 456
Entomology
General study of insects, including structure, physiology, classification, economic importance, and ecology. Two lecture and three hours of laboratory or fieldwork weekly. Prerequisite: Completion of two semesters of introductory biology or permissio,n of instructor. Alternate years.|
BIOL 459
Physiological Ecology
Nearly every habitat on earth, from thermal hot springs to polar ice caps, is home to some form of life. Physiological Ecology explores the biotic and abiotic challenges to organisms imposed by their environments and adaptations which allow them to,survive in various habitats, both in terms of how organisms physiologically adapt to short-term fluctuations in their environment and how adaptations influence biogeographic distribution and evolutionary success of various species. Topics include ad,aptations related to temperature, water and salt balance, and gas exchange. Adaptations of organisms to extreme or unusual environments may be considered. Prerequisite: BIOL 202, 203, 451 or instructor's permission. Spring, alternate years.|
BIOL 460
Comp Vertebrate Anatomy
Traces the most important trends in the evolution of basic structures in vertebrate lines and conveys an appreciation of how the mammals came to possess the combination of characters that make this group unique. Three lectures and three laboratory,hours weekly. Prerequisites: Two semesters of Intro Biology, or permission of instructor. Frequency: Alternate years|
BIOL 464
Developmental Biology
The course focuses on the major processes in multi-cellular development and embryogenesis and their underlying biochemical mechanisms. Throughout the semester, students will study various processes, such as cell differentiation, intra- and inter-cel,lular induction, and organismal morphogenesis. The class will primarily focus on animal or vertebrate development, though invertebrate and plant model organisms will also be examined. Prerequisites: BIOL 201, BIOL 203, CHEM 251, CHEM 252, CHEM 261,, and CHEM 262, all with a C or better. Fall, alternate years.|
BIOL 470
Mammalogy
Interrelationships of mammals and the biotic and biotic environment. Includes discussions and investigations of mammalian distribution, diversity, taxonomy, ecology, and physiology. Includes both field and laboratory studies. Two lecture and three, laboratory hours weekly. On demand.|
BIOL 471
Plant Ecology
In-depth approach to the interaction of plants with the physical and biotic environments at population, community, ecosystem, and landscape scales. Lecture and discussion focus on current topics in plant ecology such as disturbance, succession, herbi,vory, dispersal, competition, and environmental stress. Laboratory includes field-based experimental and descriptive investigations of plant population and communities. Two hours lecture/discussion and three laboratory hours weekly. Prerequisite: A c,ourse in principles of ecology or permission of instructor. On demand (Pymatuning).|
BIOL 473
Freshwater Ecology
Field-oriented study of the physics, chemistry, and biology of standing and flowing inland waters. Prerequisite: Completion of two semesters of introductory biology or permission of instructor. Alternate years.|
BIOL 474
Ecol Of Aquatic Insects
Examination of the ecological adaptations of aquatic insects with special emphasis on morphology, habitat, and trophic relationships.|
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|
BIOL 477
Forest Ecology
An in-depth approach to the structure, function and dynamics of forest ecosystems at multiple scales. Lecture and discussion will focus on current topics in forest ecology and management such as major forest types and climate, influence of physical,factors like soils and hydrology on forest ecosystem function, the importance of disturbance, herbivores and pathogens in structuring forest ecosytems, and the concept and practice of sustainability in forest management. Laboratory emphasizes descri,ptive and investigative studies of local forest ecosystems. Two lecture and three laboratory hours weekly. Prerequisite: BIOL 202 or equivalent. BIOL 306 desirable. Fall, alternate years.|
BIOL 478
Biome Studies
A travel-study program which offers opportunities for study in the various biomes, e.g., grasslands, montane, seashore, etc. On demand.|
BIOL 483
Molecular Biology
Study of the structural and functional relationships of the major biological macromolecules, emphasizing nucleic acid biology. Laboratory emphasizes current systems, methods, and applications of biotechnology, including recombinant DNA techniques. Tw,o lecture and four laboratory hours weekly. Prerequisites:BIOL 201, 203, 341; CHEM 251, 261, 252, and 262, all with a C or better. Annually.|
BIOL 485
Biotechnology
Advanced topics in the current systems, methods, and applications of nucleic acid and protein biotechnology. Two lecture and four laboratory hours weekly. Prerequisite: Completion of a course in molecular biology or permission of instructor. Annually,.|
BIOL 491
Biogeography
The subject matter will cover aspects of the distribution of plants and animals. Main topics of concern will include interpretive approaches to biogeography, paleobiogeographic evidence of past distributions, the centers of origin of various groups,,mechanics and routes of dispersal and colonization, and the dynamics of extinction. Prerequisites: A course in genetics and principles of ecology or permission of instructor. On demand.|
BIOL 492
Animal Behavior
Study of the biological concepts of animal behavior. Investigates sensory receptors, internal mechanisms, genetics, learning and habituation, social organization, and communication. Lecture topics include techniques of observation and experiments in,animal behavior. Three lecture hours weekly. Prerequisites: Completion of courses in principles of ecology and genetics or permission of instructor. Alternate years.|
BIOL 493
Comm & Ecosys Dynamics
In-depth approach to the structure, function, and dynamics of ecological systems at community, ecosystem, and landscape scales. Lecture and discussion focus on current topics such as niche theory, the regulation of community structure, food webs, eco,logical stability, diversity, succession, and energy and material cycles. Laboratory emphasizes field-based descriptive and investigative studies of local communities and ecosystems. Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory weekly. Prerequisite,s: Completion of a course in principles of ecology, basic statistics highly desirable, or permission of instructor. Fall, alternate years.|
BIOL 494
Population Biology
Investigates the empirical, experimental, and theoretical aspects of the structure, growth, and evolution of biological populations. Takes a holistic approach to how population genetics and population ecology interact to produce observed population s,tructure and dynamics. Two hours lecture/discussion and three laboratory hours weekly. Prerequisites: Completion of a course in principles of ecology and applied calculus or permission of instructor. Alternate years.|
BIOL 495
Undergraduate Sem I
Extensive exposure to primary scientific research articles in their field of studies allows the students to critically assess modern experimental techniques and theories. Furthermore the students will practice critical thinking and communication ski,lls required for professional scientists. Students will critique each seminar via written reviews as well as verbal discussions; focusing conclusion, and analysis of student presentations. Prerequisite: BIOL 201 and BIOL 203. Required for Molecula,r Biology/Biotechnology majors. Fall, annually.|
BIOL 497
Evolutionary Ecology
Explores contemporary topics and landmark contributions in ecology and evolutionary biology through readings of research and review papers. Three hours lecture/discussion weekly. Prerequisites: Completion of a course in principles of ecology, evolut,ion, and genetics, or permission of instructor. Spring, alternate years.|
BIOL 499
Undergrad Res In Biology
Gives upper-level undergraduate students an experience in biological research. Students identify problems for investigation and complete all phases of study, including writing a research report. Prerequisites: Second semester junior or senior standin,g with a 3.0 QPA overall, a 3.0 QPA in biology or the consent of the department. Limited to a total of four credits during undergraduate career. Students seeking approval for a BIOL 499 project must complete the BIOL 499 registration form securing si,gnatures of the academic advisor and project director. BIOL 360 and 499 may not be used for the same project.|
BIOL 500
Graduate Seminar
A survey of current literature, concepts, and theories from selected fields of biology. Two discussion hours weekly. By arrangement.|
BIOL 502
Biometry
Collection, analysis, and presentation of biological data. Fundamental aspects of designing and executing descriptive and experimental studies with emphasis on biological research. Applications to undergraduate and graduate research in progress in th,e Department of Biology are stressed. Three lecture hours per week. Spring, alternate years.|
BIOL 503
Special Topics
Semi-independent studies of topical material under the guidance of the instructor. Maximum credit allowable toward graduation: nine semester hours. Prerequisites: permission of instructor and the student?s graduate committee.|
BIOL 504
Genomics And Bioinformatics
The new disciplines of genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics attempt to analyze the deluge of DNA sequence data currently being generated. Topics include comparative structure of prokayotic and eukaryotic genomes, genetic variation in humans and p,harmacogenetics, and genomic circuits and complex diseases. Students will be introduced to the computational techniques and algorithms of Bioinformatics, and use them to mine information about a gene and genome of their choice. Designed for student,s in biology, molecular biology, evolutionary biology, biochemistry, industrial mathematics and computational science. Two hours of lecture and three hours of lab. Prerequisite: BIOL 201 and MATH 260 OR MATH 221 or permission of instructor. Fal|
BIOL 505
Ecological Applications
A case history approach to the analysis and possible resolution of both terrestrial and aquatic environmental problems. Students will analyze the problem from a number of perspectives, including the biological, in an assessment of the problem. Sample, design, cost considerations, data collection, and analysis will be incorporated into the assessment. The overall assessment of the problem and possible resolution will be conveyed both orally and in a written format. This course is considered a caps,tone for students in the Applied Ecology Program, but is appropriate for other students who meet the prerequisites. Prerequisites: BIOL 202, or permission of the instructor. BIOL 493 and 494 are recommended. Spring, alternate years.|
BIOL 508
Biology Internship
Internships provide practical experiences that are related to a student?s academic program or research area. Credits earned can be utilized as partial fulfillment of the Master of Science degree in biology. Students considering internship credits to,be applied toward the Master of Science degree must have the approval of their graduate advisory committee, the cooperating agency, and the appropriate university administrators. On demand.|
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 520
Terrestrial Botany
A field course emphasizing the identification, distribution, and ecology of upland vascular plants of Western Pennsylvania. Field and laboratory projects will focus on plant characteristics, taxonomic relations, floristics, habitat relationship, inve,ntory methods, and plant community description and dynamics. (Pymatuning)|
BIOL 521
Aquatic Entomology
Emphasis in this course is on identification of the major groups of invertebrates playing a role in natural communities and on the methods of quantifying their relative importance in the community. (Pymatuning)|
BIOL 522
Aquatic Botany
Study of freshwater algae and aquatic vascular plants in field communities, methods of quantifying relative numbers and mass, and structural and physiological adaptations to the aquatic environment. (Pymatuning)|
BIOL 523
Exp Vertebrate Ecology
Designed to give knowledge of basic field identification, capture techniques, quantification, and natural history of some of the common vertebrates of Pennsylvania. (Pymatuning)|
BIOL 524
Freshwater Ichthyology
A study of the physiological reaction involved in the growth, reproduction, and death of microbes. Consideration is placed upon the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, and fats. Enzymes, oxidation-reduction potentials, energy relationshi,ps, membrane potentials, and nutrients are considered. Prerequisites: General Microbiology and Biochemistry or permission of instructor. Two lecture and four lab hours per week.|
BIOL 525
Fisheries Biology
Ecology of fish populations, including identification, age and growth, populations estimation and analysis, food habits, environmental requirements, and management considerations. Prerequisites: Environmental Biology or permission of instructor. Thre,e lecture hours per week. Laboratory sessions held on Saturdays. Student must possess a valid Pennsylvania fishing license.|
BIOL 526
Field Ichthyology
A field course dealing with the interrelationships of fish with their biotic and abiotic environment. Fish in their natural habitats, pollution, and improvements of aquatic habitats, and applied aspects of fish ecology and fishery management will be, studied. (Pymatuning). Student must possess a valid Pennsylvania fishing license.|
BIOL 527
Field Botany
A field-based course emphasizing the identification and natural history of common vascular plants native to western Pennsylvania and methods used to study them. Course will be taught at a time when the spring flora is conspicuous. Spring, alternate, years.|
BIOL 528
Ornithology
This course deals with the biology of birds. Lectures cover topics such as classification, internal and external adaptations for flight, migration, nesting and feeding habits, behavior, ecology, and physiology. There are two lectures and three labora,tory or field trip hours per week. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. Spring, even-numbered years.|
BIOL 530
Biology of Cancer
This course presents an in depth overview of both the scientific and clinical aspects of cancer with an emphasis on the cellular, molecular, and genetic models of cancer development in humans. Topics include: cancer epidemiology, biochemical process,es of malignant process, TNM classification, modern advances in tumor biology and molecular biology including the effects of a variety of agents (chemical, radiation, viruses, and oncogenes) that cause human cancer. Furthermore, the course examines,the major types of cancer as well as present methods of cancer prevention and treatment. Three lecture hours weekly. Prerequisite: BIOL 201 and BIOL 203. Fall, alternate years.|
BIOL 532
Field Ornithology
This course deals primarily with the identification and natural history of birds of western Pennsylvania. It is taught at a time when migratory species are also commonly seen. Although lectures are an important component, indoor and outdoor laborator,y activities play a predominant role in this course. Prerequisites: BIOL 155/165; BIOL 156/166; or permission of the instructor. Spring, even-numbered years.|
BIOL 540
Environmental Microbiology
Explores the diversity, distribution, and activiites of microorganisms in natural, managed and extreme environments, with a particular focus on microbial communities, interactions and environmental processes. Laboratory sessions and field experience,s will be on an arranged basis. Prerequisite: BIOL 341 or permission of Instructor. Spring, alternate years|
BIOL 543
Virology
A study of plant, animal, and bacterial viruses, including the biochemistry of viruses and viral life cycles, techniques in the study of viruses in relation to diseases, tumors, and cancer. Prerequisites: Microbiology or Biochemistry or permission of, instructor. Three lecture hours per week.|
BIOL 544
Immunology
Study of the mammalian immune system. The course will focus on the parts of the system and how they function together to produce the varied and complex regulated responses that provide innate and adaptive immunity. The course will also incorporate,case studies involving dysfunction and pathophysiology of the immune system. Essential laboratory principles and skills involving microscopy (light and flourescence), ultraviolet and visible spectroscopy, affinity chromatography, mammalian virus cult,ure, enzume linked immunosorbent assay, electrophoresis and blotting are presented. Three lecture hours weekly and three laboratory hours weekly. Prerequisites: BIOL 201, 203, 341; CHEM 251, 261, 252, and 262, all with a C or better. Spring annual|
BIOL 546
Pathogenic Micro
Study of the infectious agents of mammals and the diseases that result from infection by these agents. The course will focus on bacterial agents, their diagnosis and treatment. The laboratory portion of the course incorporates experiential learning, of diagnosis procedures and case studies involving examples of pathogenic organisms. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours weekly. Prerequisites: BIOL 201, 203, 341; CHEM 251, 261, 252, and 262, all with a C or better. Fall annually.|
BIOL 550
Cell Physiology
Study of the regulatory processes that occur within the eukaryotic cell that govern homeostasis and allow for adaptive change. The course will focus on membrance biochemistry , transport, protein sorting, cell signaling, cytoskeletal nanomotors, and, cell specialization. The laboratory portion of the course incorporates experiential learning of basic procedures that allow experimentalists to uncover the workings of the eukaryotic cell. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours weekly. Pr,erequisites: BIOL 201, 203, 341; CHEM 251, 261, 252, and 262, all with a C or better. Spring annually.|
BIOL 551
Adv Animal Physiology
A detailed review of the comparative physiology of animals, including water and ion regulations, circulation, respiration, nutrition, nervous activity, endocrine functions, and responses to temperature, light, gasses, and pressure. Includes literatu,re review and individual investigations. Two lecture and three hours laboratory weekly. Prerequisites: Cell Biology and Organic Chemistry, or permission of instructor.|
BIOL 552
Adv Plant Physiology
Life processes and responses of plants to the environment. Topics include water relations, transpiration, translocation, photosynthesis, respiration, metabolism, plant hormones and morphogenesis, photoperiodism, temperature responses, environmental a,nd stress physiology. Two lecture and three lab hours weekly. Prerequisites: BIOL 201, 203, and CHEM 254. Spring, odd-numbered years.|
BIOL 555
Endocrinology
A survey of the chemical and physiological principles of hormonal integrations in animals. Three lecture hours per week.|
BIOL 556
Entomology
A general study of insects, including structure, physiology, classification, economic importance, and relationships. Two lecture and three laboratory or field work hours weekly. Fall, odd-numbered years.|
BIOL 559
Physiological Ecology
Nearly every habitat on earth, from thermal hot springs to polar ice caps, is home to some form of life. Physiological Ecology explores the biotic and abiotic challenges to organisms imposed by their environments and adaptations which allow them to,survive in various habitats, both in terms of how organisms physiologically adapt to short-term fluctuations in their environment and how adaptations influence biogeographic distribution and evolutionary success of various species. Topics include ad,aptations related to temperature, water and salt balance, and gas exchange. Adaptations of organisms to extreme or unusual environments may be considered. Prerequisite: BIOL 202, 203, 451 or instructor's permission. Spring, alternate years.|
BIOL 563
Behavioral Ecology
An examination of the behavior of animals in relation to their natural environment with emphasis on the functioning of patterns of behavior in nature, intraspecific communication and social organization, behavioral relationships between species, and,the regulation of behavior by the environment. (Pymatuning)|
BIOL 564
Developmental Biology
The course focuses on the major processes in multi-cellular development and embryogenesis and their underlying biochemical mechanisms. Throughout the semester, students will study various processes, such as cell differentiation, intra- and inter-cel,lular induction, and organismal morphogenesis. The class will primarily focus on animal or vertebrate decelopment, though invertebrate and plant model organisms will also be examined. Prerequisites: BIOL 201, BIOL 203, CHEM 251, CHEM 252, CHEM 261,, and CHEM 262, all with a C or better or permission of instructor. Fall, alternate years.|
BIOL 570
Id-Quant-Bac-Fung
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BIOL 571
Habitat Ecology-Aquatic
A detailed examination is made of the structure and functioning of selected aquatic ecosystems. Emphasis is placed on the interrelationships of functioning systems. (3 credits at Pymatuning)|
BIOL 572
Terrest Comm Ecology
A study of the composition, distribution, and dynamics of plants and animals in selected terrestrial communities. Major biomes to be included will be grassland, deciduous forest, coniferous forest, and tundra. Summers only: six weeks. (3 credits at P,ymatuning)|
BIOL 573
Freshwater Ecology
A field-oriented study of the physics, chemistry, and biology of standing and flowing inland waters.|
BIOL 574
Ecol Of Aquatic Insects
Examination of the ecological adaptations of aquatic insects with special emphasis on morphology, habitat, and trophic relationships. (Pymatuning)|
BIOL 575
Experimental Ecology
Study of designs suitable for investigation of natural populations and communities stressing statistical analysis, and the logical control of experiments in natural situations. (Pymatuning)|
BIOL 576
Fungal Ecology
Emphasis will be on the role of fungi in the decomposition of organic materials in terrestrial and aquatic communities, and the recycling of mineral nutrients. (Pymatuning)|
BIOL 577
Forest Ecology
An in-depth approach to the structure, function and dynamics of forest ecosystems at multiples scales. Lecture and discussion focuses on current topics in forest ecology and management such as major forest types and climate, influence of physical fa,ctors like soils and hydrology on forest ecosystem function, the importnace of disturbance, herbivores, and pathogens in structuring forest ecosystems, and the concept and practice of sustainability in forest management. Laboratory emphasizes descri,ptive and investigative studies of local forest ecosystems. Two lecture and three laboratory hours weekly.|
BIOL 578
Biome Studies
A travel-study program which offers opportunities for study in the various biomes, e.g., grasslands, montane, seashore, etc. Summers only. Prerequisites: Environmental Biology or permission of instructor.|
BIOL 579
Alpine Ecology
Students travel to the Beartooth Mountains in northern Wyoming where they may undertake field studies of aquatic and terrestrial communities along an altitudinal transect. Permission to register granted on an individual basis. (Students will share co,st of travel and food. Tents and cooking facilities will be provided.) (Pymatuning)|
BIOL 582
Evolution
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BIOL 583
Molecular Biology
Study of the structural and functional relationships of the major biological macromolecules, emphasizing nucleic acid biology. Laboratory emphasizes current systems, methods, and applications of biotechnology, including recombinant DNA techniques. T,wo lecture and four laboratory hours weekly. Prerequisites: BIOL 201, 203, 341; CHEM 251, 261, 252, and 262, all with a C or better. Annually.|
BIOL 585
Biotechnology
Advanced topics in the current systems, methods, and applications of recombinant DNA and protein biotechnology. Three lecture/discussion and three lab hours each week. Prerequisite: BIOL 483/583 or consent of instructor. Spring, annually.|
BIOL 591
Biogeography
The subject matter covers aspects of the distribution of plants and animals. Main topics of concern include interpretive approaches to biogeography, paleobiogeographic evidence of past distributions, the centers of origin of various groups, mechanism,s and routes of dispersal and colonization, and the dynamics of extinction. Prerequisites: BIOL 202 and 203.|
BIOL 592
Animal Behavior
Study of the biological concepts of animal behavior. Investigates sensory receptors, internal mechanisms, genetics, learning and habituation, social organization, and communication. Lecture topics include techniques of observation and experiments in,animal behavior. Three lecture hours weekly. Prerequisites: Completion of courses in principles of ecology and genetics or permission of instructor. Alternate years.|
BIOL 593
Comm & Ecosys Dynamics
An in-depth approach to the structure, function, and dynamics of ecological systems at community, ecosystem, and landscape scales. Lecture and discussion will focus on current topics such as niche theory, the regulation of community structure, food w,ebs, ecological stability, diversity, succession, and energy and material cycles. Laboratory will emphasize field-based descriptive and investigative studies of local communities and ecosystems. Three lecture and three lab hours weekly. Prerequisites,: BIOL 202 or equivalent is required. A basic statistics course is highly desirable. Fall, even-numbered years.|
BIOL 594
Population Biology
This course deals with the empirical, experimental, and theoretical aspects of the structure, growth, and evolution of biological populations. The course will take a holistic approach to how population genetics and population ecology interact to prod,uce observed population structure and dynamics. Two hours lecture/discussion and three lab hours weekly. Prerequisites: BIOL 202, MATH 260, or permission of the instructor. Spring, odd-numbered years.|
BIOL 597
Evolutionary Ecology
This course explores contemporary topics as well as landmark contributions in ecology and evolutionary biology. These topics are explored by readings of research and review papers. Three hours lecture/discussion weekly. Prerequisites: completion of c,ourses in each of the following: principles of ecology, evolution, and genetics; or permission of instructor.|
BIOL 600
Special Prob In Biol
By permission.|
BIOL 700
Research & Thesis
Prerequisite: Successful oral defense of prospectus seminar|
CHEM 50
Prep For Chemistry
Emphasizes development of verbal, mathematical, and abstract reasoning skills, and a basic scientific vocabulary needed to more fully explore the science of chemistry. Designed for students who may not have sufficient background for college chemistry,. Placement is recommended by the Department of Chemistry or it may be taken by students who feel a need to strengthen their skills prior to entering the normal sequence of chemistry courses. Course credits do not count toward graduation or general e,ducation science requirement. Offered occasionally.|
CHEM 141
Freshman Seminar
Required of all freshman chemistry majors, this course provides an orientation to the university, to the faculty, and to the programs within the chemistry department including, among other topics, advisement, opportunities, curriculum and scheduling,, faculty expectations, laboratory safety procedures, facilities, career options, professional societies. The academic component, involving common readings, assignments, discussions, and attendance at seminars, is part of the course requirements.|
CHEM 145
Chem for Allied Health Sci I
This course is the first semester of a two-semester sequence covering the main topics in general, organic, and biological chemistry as they relate to the health sciences field. Topics include atoms and molecules, chemical reactions, bonding, energy,in chemical reactions, phases of matter, kinetics and equilibrium, acids and bases, nuclear chemistry, and an introduction to hydrocarbons and organic chemistry.|
CHEM 146
Chem For Allied Sciences II
This course is the continuation of CHEM 145. CHEM 146 covers the principles of organic chemistry by functional groups plus the biochemistry of proteins, enzymes, carbohydrates, lipids, neurotransmitters and hormones. All topics are taught with an e,mphasis on health-related topics. Spring, annually.|
CHEM 151
Chem Principles I
Explores atomic theory, gases, solids, liquids, chemical bonding, and molecular structure. Intended for chemistry majors, pre-medical students, and others who desire a rigorous introductory course. CHEM 151 and 152 comprise the foundation for all sub,sequent courses in the major sequence. A strong background is desirable but not required. Students must concurrently schedule CHEM 161. Three hours lecture. Fall, annually.|
CHEM 152
Chem Principles II
Includes second law, equilibrium, acids and bases, electrochemistry, kinetics, and coordination chemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM 151. Students must concurrently schedule CHEM 162. Three hours lecture. Spring, annually.|
CHEM 153
General Chemistry I
Initial course in the fundamental concepts of chemistry for students not majoring in chemistry; it can serve as a preparation for CHEM 254 or as a general education elective. Includes atomic theory and structure, stoichiometry, chemical bonding, and,the physical states of matter. Must be taken concurrently with CHEM 163. Three hours lecture. Fall, annually.|
CHEM 154
General Chemistry II
Continuation of CHEM 153. Includes a discussion of solutions, thermodynamics, equilibria, kinetics, acids and bases, and oxidation-reduction.. Must be taken concurrently with CHEM 164. Prerequisite: CHEM 153. Three hours lecture. Spring, annually.|
CHEM 161
Chem Prin I Lab
Laboratory exercises to exemplify and augment the material in CHEM 151. Must be taken concurrently with CHEM 151 unless it is being repeated. Three hours laboratory. Fall, annually.|
CHEM 162
Chem Principles II Lab
Laboratory exercises to exemplify and augment the material in CHEM 152. Must be taken concurrently with CHEM 152 unless it is being repeated. Three hours laboratory. Spring, annually.|
CHEM 163
General Chem I Lab
Laboratory exercises to exemplify and augment the material in CHEM 153. Must be taken concurrently with CHEM 153 unless it is being repeated. Three hours laboratory. Fall, annually.|
CHEM 164
General Chem II Lab
Laboratory exercises to exemplify and augment the material in CHEM 154. Must be taken concurrently with CHEM 154 unless it is being repeated. Prerequisites: CHEM 153, 163. Three hours laboratory. Spring, annually.|
CHEM 205
Nutrition
Introduces the basic principles of human nutrition. Explores the structure of proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals and their role in metabolism. Analyzes nutritional needs of various age groups, nutrition and disease, and recent rese,arch in nutritional problems. Prerequisite: One semester of general chemistry or consent of instructor.|
CHEM 211
Science And Society
Describes the process of science as an ongoing and continuously developing means of describing the natural world. Examines what science is and how it is done. Promotes science literacy. Emphasizes written and oral communication skills as well as the,ability to understand important topics in science, along with the policy and ethical questions raised. Open to students in all academic areas.|
CHEM 251
Organic Chem I
Examines bonding, structure, stereochemistry, nomenclature, and the mechanisms of free radical substitution, nucleophilic substitution, electrophilic addition and electrophilic aromatic substitution. Emphasizes organic syntheses, reactions, and metho,ds. Students must concurrently schedule CHEM 261. Prerequisites: CHEM 151, 152 or 153, 154. Three hours lecture. Fall, annually.|
CHEM 252
Organic Chem II
Continuation of CHEM 251. A discussion of functional groups, their preparation and reactions. Emphasizes synthesis and mechanisms. Students must concurrently schedule CHEM 262. Prerequisite: CHEM 251. Three hours lecture. Spring, annually.|
CHEM 254
Intro Organic Chem
Surveys the field of elementary organic chemistry, emphasizing nomenclature, simple reactions and mechanisms, and the structure of organic compounds, together with their relation to biology. Does not count toward the requirements for a major in chemi,stry and must be taken concurrently with CHEM 264 unless it is being repeated. Prerequisite: CHEM 152 or 154. Three hours laboratory. Fall, annually.|
CHEM 257
Organic Spectroscopy
Applies modern spectroscopic techniques to the determination of the structures of organic compounds. Discusses the techniques of infrared, nuclear magnetic resonance, and mass spectroscopy, emphasizing their application toward the elucidation of stru,ctures of organic compounds. Presents necessary theoretical background and applications. Required of all chemistry majors. Prerequisites CHEM 252 or consent of instructor.|
CHEM 261
Organic Chem I Lab
Consists of experiments using important techniques, natural product isolation, and synthesis using modern instrumental methods. Must be taken concurrently with CHEM 251 unless it is being repeated. Three hours laboratory. Fall, annually.|
CHEM 262
Organic Chem II Lab
Complex synthesis and organic qualitative analysis using modern instrumentation. Emphasizes the important spectroscopic methods of infrared and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and mass spectrometry. Must be taken with CHEM 252 unless it is be,ing repeated. Prerequisite: CHEM 261. Three hours laboratory. Spring, annually.|
CHEM 264
Intro Org Chem Lab
Introduces important techniques, synthesis, and functional group analyses of organic compounds. Must be taken concurrently with CHEM 254 unless it is being repeated. Three hours laboratory. Fall, annually.|
CHEM 270
Chem Information
Covers sources, organization, and the effective use of chemical information. Includes working safely with chemicals, regulatory agencies and their role in ensuring safety and environmental quality, and critical evaluation of scientific literature.,Discusses aspects of both printed and computer-based chemical information sources. Problem assignments provide illustration and practice in effective searching of the chemical literature. Co-requisites: CHEM 251, 261. Fall, annually.|
CHEM 271
Intro Inorganic Chem
Introduces coordination and descriptive inorganic chemistry. Laboratory focuses on the properties and reaction chemistry of the elements and inorganic compounds. Prerequisite: CHEM 152/162. Fall, annually.|
CHEM 311
Drugs: From Discovery To Mkt
A study of the drug development and the pharmaceutical industry. The course will, follow the path that new drugs take from their discovery in the laboratory, through in vitro testing, clinical trails, to final Food and Drug Administration (FDA) appro,val and post-market survellance. Attention will be paid to the role of the FDA, and ethical issues at every step along the path to market. Students will also examine drugs as molecules and how they function physiologically, as well as a look at the, major in vivo targets of drugs. Prerequisite: PHSC 111 or BIOL 111 or equivalent. Spring annually|
CHEM 351
Intro Analy Chem
Explores the theory and applied techniques and instrumentation of analytical chemistry for majors in the allied health and other biological professions. Includes separation procedures and spectrophotometric, volumetric, and electroanalytical methods., Geared toward the analytical chemistry needs of the allied health and biological professions. Does not count toward the requirements for a major in chemistry. Students must concurrently schedule CHEM 361. Prerequisite: CHEM 152 or 154. Three hours l,ecture. Spring, annually.|
CHEM 353
Analy Chem I
Serves students both in chemistry and in related fields. Includes spectrophotometric and volumetric methods of chemical analysis. Students must concurrently schedule CHEM 363. Prerequisite: CHEM 152 or 154. Three hours lecture. Fall, annually.|
CHEM 354
Physical Chem I
Concerned primarily with the principles of thermodynamics. Discusses kinetics in the latter portion of the term. Applies the laws of thermodynamics to many problem-solving situations. Uses calculus heavily, and requires a basic familiarity with the h,andling of simple differentials and integrals. Kinetics is treated from experimental and mechanistic points of view. Prerequisites: CHEM 152, 162; PH 252 or 259; MATH 271. Three hours lecture. Fall, annually.|
CHEM 355
Physical Chem II
Develops both the classical wave formulation and the concept of operators as approaches to the study of quantum mechanics. Students solve simple one-electron problems. Extends groundwork to molecular problems. Examines spectroscopy in detail, particu,larly as a tool in the determination of molecular structures. Discusses powder and single-crystal X-ray diffraction techniques and investigates their use as research tools. Prerequisite: CHEM 354. Three hour lecture. Spring, annually.|
CHEM 358
Analy Chem II
Includes separation procedures and electroanalytical and automated methods of chemical analysis. Students must concurrently schedule CHEM 368. Prerequisites: CHEM 354, 355; CHEM 355 concurrently, or consent of department. Three hours lecture. Spring,, annually.|
CHEM 359
Adv Organic Chem
A study of reaction mechanism, synthetic methods, and structure elucidations. Emphasizes sterochemistry and the correlation of structure and reactivity. Prerequisites: CHEM 252 and 354 (may be taken concurrently). Spring or Fall, alternate years.|
CHEM 361
Intro Analy Chem Lab
Laboratory exercises exemplify and augment topics included in CHEM 351. Must be taken concurrently with CHEM 351 unless it is being repeated. Three hours laboratory. Spring, annually.|
CHEM 363
Analy Chem I Lab
Laboratory exercises exemplify and augment topics included in CHEM 353. Must be taken concurrently with CHEM 353 unless it is being repeated. Three hours laboratory. Fall, annually.|
CHEM 364
Phys Chem I Lab
Involves experiments in the areas of thermodynamics and kinetics to reinforce what is taught in the lecture course. To be taken concurrently with CHEM 354. Experiments include bomb calorimetry, construction of a simple two-component phase diagram, an,d stopped-flow, fast-action kinetics. Prerequisite: CHEM 355. Three hours laboratory. Fall, annually.|
CHEM 365
Phys Chem II Lab
Taken concurrently with CHEM 355. Involves experiments in the areas of quantum mechanics, molecular spectroscopy, and crystallography. Experiments include obtaining rotational-vibrational spectra of a diatomic molecule utilizing Fourier Transform Inf,rared Spectroscopy (FTIR), and analyzing a powdered crystalline sample using X-ray diffraction. Prerequisite: CHEM 355 and 364. Three hours laboratory. Spring, annually.|
CHEM 368
Analy Chem Lab II
Laboratory exercises exemplify and augment topics included in CHEM 358 and the analytical techniques of nuclear magnetic resonance and mass spectroscopy. Must be taken concurrently with CHEM 358 unless it is being repeated. Three hours laboratory. Sp,ring, annually.|
CHEM 400
Special Topics
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CHEM 455
Adv Physical Chem
Concerned primarily with statistical mechanics and additional aspects of quantum mechanics such as molecular modeling and potential energy surfaces. Prerequisite: CHEM 355. Offered occasionally.|
CHEM 456
Adv Inorganic Chem
Extends and compares various concepts of bonding and molecular structure, encountered in previous courses, to gain appreciation of their uses and shortcomings. Includes acid-base theory, nonaqueous solvents, and coordination chemistry. The descriptiv,e chemistry includes recently discovered compound types as well as classical periodicity and periodic anomalies. Prerequisite: CHEM 354 or consent of the department. Three hours lecture. Fall, alternate years.|
CHEM 459
Demos In Chemistry
Studies are made of various demonstration techniques with students devising and applying each with many examples. Emphasizes the study of material the Chem. Study Committee of the American Chemical Society prepared for the purpose of vitalizing high,school chemistry courses. Prerequisites: CHEM 151, 152, and at least one other major course. Offered occasionally.|
CHEM 461
Adv Inorg/Org Lab
Involves complex synthesis of inorganic and organic compounds. Uses sophisticated techniques and contemporary instrumentation in the synthesis, analysis, and characterization of these inorganic and organic compounds. Spring, alternate years.|
CHEM 465
Chemical Research
An independent laboratory problem in some field of chemistry of special interest to the student. Admission only by consent of the instructor and the approval of the department chair. Prerequisites: CHEM 355, 358. Each semester.|
CHEM 466
Chemical Research
An independent laboratory problem in some field of chemistry of special interest to the student. Admission only by consent of the instructor and the approval of the department chair. Prerequisites: CHEM 355, 358. Each semester.|
CHEM 470
Chemistry Seminar
Search of the chemical literature on a topic of current interest, compilation of a bibliography, preparation of an abstract, and presentation of a seminar. Prerequisites: CHEM 252, 355. Spring annually.|
CHEM 471
Advanced Topics In Chem
Presents topics of current interest. Topics vary from year to year. Discusses topics such as non-aqueous solvents, solid state chemistry, polymers, chemical physics, group theory, stereochemistry, organometallics, and recent developments in spectrosc,opy. Prerequisite: CHEM 355 (may be taken concurrently). Offered occasionally.|
CHEM 485
Prob Chem Ed
In-depth exploration of a problem area in chemistry education according to the student's need or interest under the direction of a faculty member. Admission only by consent of instructor and approval of department chair. Prerequisite: Junior standing, or consent of the department. Not open to chemistry majors in the liberal arts or Bachelor of Science curriculum.|
CHIN 103
Intro to Chin Lang & Culture I
Introduces basic facts about Chinese languages and cultures. Topics include Chinese customs, current affairs, and contributions to literature, art, science, and technology of the world. Course taught in English.|
CHIN 151
Elementary Chinese I
Introduces the Chinese language, emphasizing all language skills - listening, speaking, reading and writing.|
CHIN 152
Elementary Chinese II
Continuation of CHIN 151: Elementary Chinese I. Prerequisite: CHIN 151 or placement based on evaluation.|
CIS 110
Computer Info Process
Surveys the need for, and roles of, computer information systems in contemporary society. Designed to satisfy the need of students from every discipline to be computer literate, and provides the necessary basis for further computer-related studies., Emphasizes computer requirements in organizations, history, hardware concepts, programming, application software, systems development, and computer operations.|
CIS 140
Ess Topics Discr Math Comp Sc
An introduction to the discrete mathematics essential for course work in computer science. Elementary coverage of proofs including mathematical induction, sets, functions, relations, boolean algebra, number theory, combinatorics, analysis of algorit,hms including recursive algorithms, matrices and the logic of control and data storage through hand computation. This course should be taken in a computer science major's first year. It is a prerequisite for upper division required major courses in, the Computer Science major. A successful student should be able to apply the concepts taught to problem solving in computer science.|
CIS 202
Intro Prog And Algo
Introduces algorithms and translation of algorithms into a programming language. Student will create algorithms and computer programs that implement those algorithms. Will learn programming language syntax and programming fundamentals including var,iables, input and output, arithmetic and logical operations, control flow (sequence, selection, iteration), file access and modular development. Computer language used may change over time, but an example language would be C# (C Sharp).|
CIS 206
Intro To Java Programming
Introduces the Java programming language. Designed to expose Information Systems majors to a second programming language (after C#). Involves programming Java applets and Java applications. Students learn the core of the language including its dat,a types, arithmetic statements, selection statements, repetition statements, arrays, and string processing features. Object oriented programming concepts are introduced but are not the focus of the course. Other topics include Java's windowing tool,kits, file input and output, exception handling, and the Java security model. Prerequisite: CIS 202 with a grade of C or better. Not for credit for CS majors.|
CIS 217
Appl Of Micro
Introduces the basic concepts of microcomputers and software applications. Includes commonly available software packages and graphics. No prerequisite.|
CIS 230
Practicum In CIS
Provides undergraduates with an introduction to the role of computer specialists in the everyday operation of a computer laboratory. Supplies real experience in such routine exercises as interacting with computer users to field problems and complaint,s, machine event logging, and performing simple tasks to keep machines operating. A maximum of six credits of the practicum may be applied toward graduation. Prerequisite: CIS 217 or permission of the instructor.|
CIS 244
Intro Prog & Algo II
Examines complex problem-solving techniques, top down design, and prgram debugginh and testing. Prerequisite: B or better in CIS 202 or permission of instructor.|
CIS 253
Comp Org/Asb Lang
Consists of two major parts: (1) an introduction to assembly language programming and (2) an introduction to computer organization and the structuring of major hardware components. Students develop a basic understanding of the mechanics of informatio,n transfer and control and the fundamentals of logic design. Prerequisite: CIS 202.|
CIS 254
Data Structures
Introduces the structuring of data in computer programs. Topics include static, dynamic, and persistent memory, linked lists, stacks, queues, trees, and hash tables. The major concepts are reinforced through programming assignments using algorithms i,llustrating the power of each data structure. Prerequisite: CIS 244.|
CIS 270
Client-Side Web Programming
Student will explore front-end, client-side web development emphasizing programming in a client-side programming language such as JavaScript or VBScript. Human-computer interface issues will also be explored as well as basic web page markup (HTML, X,HTML) and display (CSS). Student will also look at HTML validation issues and implications of different browser usage on web page rendering. Prerequisite: CIS 202 with a grade of C or better.|
CIS 301
Comp Sys Analysis
Study of informational needs and patterns of information flow within a large organization. Emphasizes the analysis and design of computer software systems. Examines ethical and legal issues related to information systems. Prerequisite: CIS 244 alon,e or both 217 and 202 (with a grade of C or better).|
CIS 303
Local Area Networks
Study of the technology of local area networks. Includes LAN design, topology, hardware, standards, protocols, and network operating systems. Includes significant hands-on experience building a LAN; and installing network interface cards and cable. P,rerequisites: CIS 202 with a grade of C or better.|
CIS 305
Art Intell Decision Make
Surveys the thinking and some of the pioneering efforts in the area of artificial intelligence (AI), integrated with more traditional approaches to decision-making. Applies AI principles through the use of logic programming languages. Prerequisite: C,IS 202 with a grade of C or better.|
CIS 306
Object Oriented Programming
Introduces a popular object-oriented programming language. Emphasizes object-oriented features of the language: classes and objects, encapsulation, inheritance, and virtual functions. Exposes students to both the syntax and semantics of the language., Applying these features, students complete several small programming projects. Smalltalk and Java are examples of a language that might be chosen. Prerequisite CIS 206 or CIS 244.|
CIS 312
Special Topics In Computing
Provides for focused study of a special interest topic in computing using learning formats selected by the instructor as best suited for the particular course. Prerequisites for particular course set by the instructor.|
CIS 317
Microcomp Maint Conc & Tech
Covers the installation, configuration, upgrading, troubleshooting and repair of microcomputer hardware. Includes basic networking concepts and printers. Knowledge of safety and common preventive maintenance procedures is stressed. Prerequisite:, CIS 217|
CIS 330
Info Systems Programming
In-depth study of event-driven programming with a concentration on the retrieval, updating and reporting of information stored in a database. Prerequisite: C or better in CIS 202 or permission of instructor.|
CIS 333
Info Sys Auditing & Security
Analyzes the information system audit process, provision and evaluation of controls in all aspects of information system operation, and the provision and maintenance of computer security. Stresses internal controls while examining specific controls a,nd security. Prerequisites: CIS 303.|
CIS 340
Discrete Math Structures
Introduces sets, relations, functions, combinations, graphs, and trees, emphasizing concrete models. Includes computer algorithms and mathematical structures useful in computer science. Designed for students in both mathematics and computer science.,Prerequisites: MATH 300 and CPSC 201.|
CIS 355
Operating Systems I
Covers the functions of operating systems, the design of operating systems at the register transfer and programming levels, and the important relationships between operating systems and computer hardware. Prerequisites: CIS 253 and 254.|
CIS 356
Analysis Of Algorithms
Analysis of algorithms represented in computer programs. Topics include correctness and performance of code used in searching, sorting, and solving mathematical problems. Prerequisites: CIS 254 and MATH 260 or 270.|
CIS 370
Server-Side Web Programming
Covers web programming focusing on the web server side of the client/server architecture. Students will learn the fundamentals of secure, dynamic, web application development using one or two of the most popular tool sets. Topics covered include we,b server setup, database setup, user authentication, session management, client/server interaction, and using the tool set to develop database driven web sites. One example of a tool set would be PHP as the programming language, MySQL as the databas,e, and Apache as the web server. Prerequisite: CIS 270: Client-Side Web Programming|
CIS 375
Software Engineering
Introduces the student to the basic concepts and ideas surrounding the discipline of software engineering. The student will analyze and design and implement one or more software projects. The language used will vary. Prerequisites: CIS 254 and 306.|
CIS 377
Computer Graphics
Provides an overview and application of the principles and tools of computer graphics. Includes characteristics of graphical display devices, graphics software primitives, representation, manipulation, and display of two- and three-dimensional object,s, interactive graphics and the graphical user interface, and animation. Includes graphics programming projects. Prerequisites: CIS 254.|
CIS 402
Data Base Sys Mgt
A study of data base management systems with hands-on experience. Students investigate the analysis, design, implementation, and maintenance of a modern data base management system. Prerequisite: CIS 301.|
CIS 403
Data Communications
Focuses on the OSI model of data communications and uses the model as the basis for discussions of protocols, topologies, transmission media, and communications security. The TCP/IP protocol suite is examined in detail. Prerequisite: CIS 303.|
CIS 411
Systems Devlmt Project
Students develop a computer-based solution to a real problem obtained from the university or the community. Working as a member of a group/team, students evaluate an existing system; identify alternative solutions; select a solution; develop a projec,t plan; and design, implement, test, and document the system. Utilizes current technology whenever possible, including microcomputers, and a relational database. Prerequisites: CIS 217, 301, and 402.|
CIS 412
Parallel Processing
Studies the architecture, algorithms, and programming that are involved with parallel processing. Students will learn how parallel architecture affects the design of parallel algorithms and parallel programming. Architectures shall include the prev,ailing message passing and shared memory architectures. Students will learn how to design parallel algorithms and how to think in parallel. Students will learn how to write parallel programs, using a prevailing parallel programming language. Progr,amming may be done by remotely using an account at a supercomputer center, using serial computers that are working together to solve a problem (a cluster), or using an individual computer which has multiple processors within it. Prerequisites: CIS|
CIS 422
Internship In Computers
Provides students the opportunity for practical computer experience in commercial, industrial, governmental, or other participating organizations. Prerequisite: CIS 253 or 330. Junior or senior standing.|
CIS 460
Programming Lang & Comp Theory
Introduces automata theory and Turing machines as well as the associated formal languages. Students will explore the construction and implementation of programming languages allowing the student to chooseand use programming languages in a competent,manner. Students will also explore different programming paradigms, such as robotics programming and parallel programming. Prerequisites: CIS/MATH 140 and CIS 254.|
CIS 462
Simulation/Modeling
Covers the advantages and disadvantages of using computer simulation in modeling. Students learn and practice techniques of computer simulation. Prerequisites: CIS 244 or 330.|
CIS 470
Project Management
Introduces students to basic project management concepts and reinforces those concepts through the use of project management software. Provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to plan, organize and control information technology pro,jects. Key topics include monitoring and controlling schedules, progress reporting, risk management, quality management, cost management as well as contracting and procurement. Graduate students will analyze a case study; present it to the class; a,nd provide a 10-15 page written report on the case study analysis to the instructor. Prerequisites: CIS 301 and MGMT 320 or permission of instructor.|
CIS 499
Independent Study
Permits students to explore an area of special interest using computers. Department faculty member must direct the special project. Prerequisites: CIS 244 or 330, junior or senior standing.|
CIS 570
Project Management
Introduces students to basic project management concepts and reinforces those concepts through the use of project management software. Provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to plan, organize and control projects. Key topics incl,ude monitoring and controlling schedules, progress reporting, risk management, quality management, cost management as well as contracting and procurement. Graduate students will analyze a case study; present it to the class; and provide a 10-15 page, written report on the case study analysis to the instructor. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor or MGMT 500.|
CIS 649
Ed Tech Leadership
Involves a survey or various theories, models, and styles of leadership, followed by the application of leadership skills in teacher-pupil, teacher-colleague, teacher-administrator relationships and how those relationships are affected by the use of,technology in schools and how technology, in turn, impacts these roles. Summer, annually.|
CIS 650
Adv Technology Applications
This course develops advanced skills to support instructional technology programs. Coursework will cover areas such as advanced microcomputer applications, internet concepts as they apply to instructional technology, and PC operating system issues re,lated to instructional technology. The focus will be on computers and related technologies used in educational and training environments. Prerequisite: COMM 545, or permission of instructor. Summers/spring annually.|
CIS 651
Deploying Info Tech Infras
Focuses on the strategies involved in the provisioning and maintenance of information technology infrastructure. Provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to plan, organize, implement and control information technology resources. Key, topics include identifying information infrastructure; defining the range of information technology leadership roles; and illustrating current best practices for managing information technology assets. Offered annually.|
CMST 101
Debate
Students earn one to three credits through participation on the Debate Team by successfully completing the terms of the Contract for Credit in SCT Activities, subject to approval by instructor and department chair. No more than three credits may be t,aken in SC 101 during any one semester. Students should not enroll in SC 101 and 256 for credit concurrently. Each semester.|
CMST 102
Public Speaking Events
Students earn one to three credit hours through participation on the Individual Events Team by successfully completing terms of the Contract for Credit in SC Activities, subject to approval by instructor and department chair. No more than three cred,its may be earned in SC 102 during any one semester. Students may not enroll concurrently in SC 102 and SC/THE 155, SC 213, or SC/THE 254 without instructor permission. Each semester.|
CMST 104
Comm Studies Ldrshp Act
Student earn one to three credits through participation in active leadership responsibilities with a university-relation organization. Students must successfully complete the terms of the Contract for Credit in SC Activities, subject to approval by,the instructor and the department chair. Students can earn a maximum of one credit per semester in SC 104 and no more than three credits total towards graduation. Successful completion of SC 104 will also require students to attend seminars through,out the semester. These seminars will be presented by Speech Communication faculty and will be lecture/discussion presentations pertinent to speech communication and leadership themes.|
CMST 110
Intro To Human Comm
A theoretical overview of the concepts involved in the human communication process.|
CMST 113
Public Speaking
Introduces the long tradition of public speaking, examines the role of public speaking in a multicultural world, applies the principles of research, organization and delivery to preparation and presentation of speeches, presents techniques students c,an use to combat stage fright, teaches applciationsof listening and critical thinking skills, and provides coaching for delivering a minimum of three in-class speeches designed for a variety of contexts. Each semester.|
CMST 120
Humanities I
Interdisciplinary humanities course focuses on western values, beliefs, and accomplishments as reflected in the arts, and historical development from the classical period to the close of the Middle Ages. No prerequisite. On demand.|
CMST 121
Humanities II
Continues study of Western culture from the Renaissance to the present. No prerequisite. On demand.|
CMST 160
Intro To Global Understanding
Introduces students to global perspectives that shape how we facilitate and coordinate interactions with people from different backgrounds through the use of verbal and nonverbal codes.|
CMST 200
Interpersonal Comm
Focuses on the study of interpersonal communication, specifically the investigation of major theories and research in the field and the application of those theories to improving the students' interpersonal skills.|
CMST 210
Intro To Rhetorical Theory
Investigates, on a fundamental level, the historical and conceptual development of the major theories of rhetorical discourse. Applies theories from classical to contemporary to analysis of the spoken word. Stresses speech making and criticism of his,torical and current political rhetoric.|
CMST 213
Persuasive Speaking
Involves the study and practice of persuasive speaking. Includes detailed analysis of the areas of invention, arrangement, style, delivery, and sophisticated use of speech criticisms a tool to improve the speaker's ability as a change agent in the p,ublic forum. Prerequisite: CMST 113.|
CMST 214
Bus & Prof Speaking
Develops professional presentation skills. Students learn how to effectively adapt presentations to business audiences and professional contexts as well as manage the constraints associated with technical material and sales objectives. Prerequisite,s: CMST 113.|
CMST 215
Argumentation & Debate
Study of argumentation in the area of academic debate and the legal world. Emphasizes applying theories and techniques of argumentation to developing analytical abilities, reasoning, use of data, and evidence to support arguments.|
CMST 216
Group Discussion
Trains students how to facilitate group discussions. Students will learn how to move groups through phases of development, effectively assume group task and social roles, and effectively conduct group meetings.|
CMST 217
Listening
Explores the process and integral role of listening in human communication from both a theoretical and practical perspective. Identifies different listening skills appropriate for diverse types and purposes of listening. Examines ineffective and ef,fective listening behavior and the consequences of both in every day interactions for a variety of contexts including personal, professional and mass mediated.|
CMST 220
On-Camera Performance
This course is designed to develop those skills needed to effectively communicate in front of the camera. The course will explore the principles and applications of various performance techniques involved in a video or film production, and will prov,ide extensive knowledge and practice in the forms and styles of performance for the camera.|
CMST 255
Advanced Debate
Further experience in competitive debating and in a variety of debating forms is provided. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. On demand.|
CMST 260
Special Topics In Comm Studies
Focuses on offering special topics reflecting the interest of students. Content varies from semester to semester. Suitable for both majors and non-majors in speech communication and theatre. May be taken for a maximum of nine credits in the major. On, demand.|
CMST 281
Great Women Speakers
Examines the speeches primarily of American women whose public speaking has had a significant influence on our lives and our culture. Includes the study of speeches and other public communication concerning various social and political issues, moveme,nts and causes from 1800 to the present day. Involves analysis and criticism of the content and delivery of speeches.|
CMST 300
Comm In Organization
Students develop personal communication competencies in contemporary organizations and gain an understanding of the design and function of communication systems within organizations.|
CMST 311
Small Group Decision Making
Trains students to help groups to make decisions. Utilizing techniques such as Nominal Group Technique, Ideawriting, Delphi Method, and Interpretive Structural Modeling, students will help outside clients to make decisions or solve problems.|
CMST 312
Communication & Conflict
This is a performance course designed to help students understand, practice, and improve their communication skills when dealing with conflict. Emphasis is placed on developing communication competencies required for successful management and resolu,tion of conflict when dealing with people one-on-one, in small groups, and at work.|
CMST 320
Communication & Gender
Investigates the effects of gender roles on communication behaviors, such as naming behavior, language acquisitions, professional orientation, conflict management, self-image, dress, and social roles.|
CMST 321
Nonverbal Communication
Increases awareness of students in the areas of nonverbal communication. Describes and analyzes the various concepts of nonverbal communication, applies them to actual situations, and relates them to the entirety of the communication process.|
CMST 322
Lang & Symbol In Hum Comm
Focuses on language and symbols as the processes and effects in human use of verbal, vocal, visual, and video modes in daily interactions. Includes human and non-human communication systems, social and cultural aspects of language acquisition, semant,ics, signs, semiotics, and symbols, as they relate to diverse human communication contexts.|
CMST 331
Comm & Dissenting Voices
Introduces the student of rhetorical theory to the tools for analysis of individuals and groups which seek change in the political and social sphere, outside the normal decision-making process.|
CMST 332
Methods Of Persuasion
Study and practice in persuasive speaking. Includes general theories of persuasion, the role of persuasion in a democratic society, and introduces modern experimental research.|
CMST 333
Environmental Rhetoric
Explores the interface of the environmental science community, the policy-making community, and the public, and analyzes the persuasive and argumentative strategies used by each community in dealing with various environmental issues (such as climate,, waste, fuel, and development issues).|
CMST 360
Leadership Communication
The course provides an overview of the role of communication in leadership in a variety of contexts, including interpersonal, small group, intercultural, organizational, and public sphere. It includes theoretical and experiential approaches to effec,tive leadership communication. Students will analyze their personal leadership styles and develop leadership communication skills.|
CMST 410
Rhetorical Criticism
Involves study and application of the major types of rhetorical criticism, including both traditional and contemporary approaches. Utilizes various critical forms to analyze and criticize actual speeches and other forms of the spoken word.|
CMST 411
Org Comm Sem in Consulting
Focuses on the roles and responsibilities of the communication consultant, emphasizing the latest consulting processes, assessment procedures, problem diagnoses, intervention strategies, and client presentations. Designed to facilitate hands-on learn,ing and practical applications. Students will work with outside organizations in completing a communication consulting project. No prerequisite.|
CMST 420
Cross-Cultural Comm
Examines the role played by culture in developing personal attitudes, values, and behavior, and to apply this awareness to communicating across cultural differences in a variety of situations, including interviewing, group discussion, and negotiation,.|
CMST 421
Comm Theories & Pract Applica
Surveys the elements and processes critical to human communication behavior and compares influential communication theories. Emphasizes practical applications of theories.|
CMST 430
Advocacy Campaigns
Campaign Advocacy involves the strategies, actions and proposed solutions to influence decision making at the local, state and federal level. It is designed to promote positive changes that affect people and their environments. Campaign Advocacy ca,n be used to protect rights or change unfair, discriminatory or abusive practice. It is used to gain eligibility for services or change the nature and quality of services to better meet the needs of the individual. It is also used to assist in the,removal of barriers and limitations wich work to prevent full access to full participation in community life.|
CMST 475
Practicum in Communication
Provides students with pre-professional development experiences through participation in designated workshops, training sessions, and co-curricular activities designed to promote the effective practice of communication skills critical to success as c,ommunication professionals.|
CMST 490
Independent Study
Selected topics for research and/or performance projects in speech communication and theatre. Prior to registration, students need to obtain an advisor who will direct their study. Approval by appropriate dean required.|
CMST 495
Intern In Comm Studies
The internship program gives the student the opportunity to apply classroom theory and techniques in business, government, theatre, and other cooperating organizations. Course open to any speech communication and theatre major with a junior or senior, standing with consent of department. Student must have a 2.5 QPA or higher and 3.00 QPA in a major. On demand.|
CMST 602
Seminar Conflict Resolution
This course is designed to help students develop strong communication skills for reacting, interacting, and intervening in conflict situations. It offers a summary and synthesis of research and theory on conflict that guides communication choices fo,r effectively responding to conflict in any environment across personal relationships, small group interactions, management and labor, public adminstration, and education.|
CMST 603
Organizational Communication
This course is designed to help students develop communication skills that enable them to become change masters in the organizations and work groups they are part of. Students will learn an analytical framework to identify key decision variables, an,d ways of behaving and communicating that allow people in oprganizations to make and implement good decisions fast. The course introduces students to issues such as the function of communication in organizational planning, strategy, and marketing; t,he role of communication in organizational transformation and change; the politics of communication in organziations; communication issues in collaboration and negotiation; communication leadership; managing email and written communication; risk comm|
CMST 604
Comm In Instructional Environ
Communication in a variety of instructional contexts, with focuses on communication skills for instructors in business, professions, and education. Emphasis is placed on the literature, philosophies, and theories concerning instructional communicati,on.|
COLB 100
Edin Colb:Intro Germany & Ger
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COLB 101
Sru Collab-Russ Lang & Cult I
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COLB 102
Sru Collaborative Russian Crs
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COLB 103
Sru Collab Russ Lang III
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COLB 201
Collaborative German Course
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COLB 202
Sru Collaborative Interm Russ
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COLB 305
Sru Collaborative Crs Russian
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COLB 306
Sru Colab:20th Cent Russ Lgacy
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COLB 307
Eu Collab Ger Conv & Comp
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COOP 301
Coop Anthropology
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COOP 302
Co-Op Phil
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COOP 303
Co-Op Political Science
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COOP 304
Co-Op Sociology
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COOP 305
Co-Op Social Work
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COOP 306
Co-Op Art
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COOP 308
Co-Op Biology
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COOP 309
Co-Op Environ Science
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COOP 310
Co-Op Outdoor Ed
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COOP 311
Co-Op Science Ed
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COOP 312
Co-Op Chemistry
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COOP 313
Co-Op Communication
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COOP 314
Co-Op Advertising
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COOP 315
Co-Op Journalism
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COOP 316
Co-Op Public Relations
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COOP 317
Co-Op Radio
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COOP 318
Co-Op Tv
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COOP 319
Co-Op Computer Science
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COOP 328
Co-Op Administration
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COOP 336
Co-Op English
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COOP 337
Co-Op Writing Center
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COOP 338
Co-Op Geography
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COOP 339
Co-Op Earth Science
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COOP 340
Co-Op Urban Planning
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COOP 341
Co-Op Health & Safety
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COOP 342
Co-Op Physical Ed
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COOP 343
Co-Op Recreation
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COOP 344
Co-Op Coaching
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COOP 345
Co-Op Athletic Training
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COOP 346
Co-Op Water Safety
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COOP 348
Co-Op History
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COOP 349
Co-Op Humanities
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COOP 351
Co-Op Media
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COOP 352
Co-Op Math
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COOP 355
Co-Op French
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COOP 356
Co-Op German
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COOP 357
Co-Op Russian
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COOP 358
Co-Op Spanish
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COOP 360
Co-Op Music
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COOP 361
Co-Op Piano
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COOP 362
Co-Op Instrumentals
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COOP 363
Co-Op Vocal
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COOP 364
Co-Op Music Marketing
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COOP 366
Co-Op Physics
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COOP 368
Co-Op Psychology
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COOP 369
Co-Op Counseling
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COOP 370
Co-Op Student Life Serv
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COOP 371
Co-Op Student Affairs
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COOP 372
Co-Op Acad Supp Serv
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COOP 374
Co-Op Human Relations
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COOP 383
Co-Op Speech
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COOP 384
Co-Op Theatre
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COOP 387
Co-Op Med Tech
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COOP 388
Coop - Allied Health
COOP 388 provides as elective co-operational educational experience for allied health students who have achieved junior standing. COOP 388 will augment concepts and skills learned in technical studies and Clarion courses in a structured and supervise,d clinical environment that enhances independent and effective functioning as a health care professional. Students electing COOP 388 must be enrolled in or have completed an approved technical educational program and must have a minimum 2.5 QPA at Cl,arion or in technical course work. Co-op experiences must be approved in advance by the Allied Health Chair. COOP 388 is offered as credit-no-record. Prerequisite: Enrollment in or completion of an approved technical health care educational program|
COOP 389
Co-Op Continuing Ed
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COOP 390
Co-Op Academic Services
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COOP 391
Co-Op Financial Aid
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COOP 392
Co-Op Research
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COOP 393
Co-Op Admissions
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COOP 395
Co-Op L E I P
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COOP 397
Coop Planetarium
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COOP 398
Co-Op/Women & Gender Studies
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COOP 401
Intrn-Anthropology
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COOP 402
Intrn Phil
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COOP 403
Intrn Political Science
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COOP 404
Intrn Sociology
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COOP 405
Intrn-Social Work
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COOP 406
Intrn-Art
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COOP 408
Intrn-Biology
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COOP 409
Intrn-Environ Ed
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COOP 410
Intrn-Outdoor Ed
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COOP 411
Intrn-Science Ed
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COOP 412
Intrn-Chemistry
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COOP 413
Intrn-Communication
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COOP 414
Intrn-Advertising
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COOP 415
Intrn-Journalism
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COOP 416
Intrn-Public Relations
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COOP 417
Intrn-Radio
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COOP 418
Intrn-Tv
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COOP 419
Intrn-Computer Science
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COOP 428
Intrn-Admin
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COOP 436
Intrn-English
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COOP 437
Intrn-Writing Center
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COOP 438
Intrn-Geography
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COOP 439
Intrn-Earth Science
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COOP 440
Intrn-Urban Planning
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COOP 441
Intrn-Health & Safety
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COOP 442
Intrn-Physical Ed
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COOP 443
Intrn-Recreation
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COOP 444
Intrn-Coaching
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COOP 445
Intrn-Athletic Training
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COOP 446
Intrn-Water Safety
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COOP 448
Intrn-History
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COOP 449
Intrn-Humanities
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COOP 450
Intrn-Library Science
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COOP 451
Intrn-Media
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COOP 452
Intrn-Math
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COOP 455
Intrn-French
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COOP 456
Intrn-German
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COOP 457
Intrn-Russian
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COOP 458
Intrn-Spanish
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COOP 460
Intrn-Music
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COOP 461
Intrn-Piano
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COOP 462
Intrn Instrumentals
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COOP 463
Intrn-Vocal
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COOP 464
Intrn-Mus Marketing
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COOP 466
Intrn-Physics
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COOP 468
Intrn-Psychology
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COOP 469
Intrn-Counseling
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COOP 470
Intrn-Student Life Serv
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COOP 471
Intrn-Student Affairs
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COOP 472
Intrn-Acad Supp Serv
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COOP 474
Intrn-Human Relations
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COOP 477
Intrn-Rehab Sciences
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COOP 480
Intern/Allied Health
COOP 480 provides an elective internship experience for allied health students who have achieved senior standing. COOP 480 serves as a culminating clinical/professional experience that reinforces independent and effective functioning of students as h,ealth care professionals and facilitates consideration of leadership dynamics in health care environments. Students electing COOP 480 must be enrolled in or have completed an approved technical educational program and must have a minimum 2.5 QPA at C,larion or in technical course work. Internships must be approved in advance by the Allied Health Chair and the SONAH Director. COOP 480 is offered as credit-no-record. Prerequisite: Enrollment in or completion of an approved technical health care ed|
COOP 483
Intrn-Speech
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COOP 484
Intrn-Theatre
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COOP 487
Intrn-Med Tech
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COOP 489
Intrn-Continuing Ed
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COOP 490
Intrn-Academic Services
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COOP 491
Intrn-Financial Aid
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COOP 492
Intrn-Research
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COOP 493
Intrn-Admissions
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COOP 495
Intrn-L E I P
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COOP 496
Internship Paralegal
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COOP 497
Intrn-Planetarium
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COOP 498
Intern/Women & Gender Studies
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CPSC 101
Intro To Computational Science
This course is an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of Computational Science, which integrates mathematical modeling and visualization to solve problems in the physical, life, behavioral, and social sciences. Students will acquire skills i,n the development of scientific knowledge using experimentation with models and simulation of scientific systems. Prerequisite: MATH 171 or permission of the instructor.|
CPSC 201
Surv Computational Sci Tools
This course presents methods and tools used to implement concepts in mathematics and computational science. The tools will include mathematical and statistical functions such as matrix manipulation and linear algebra, polynomials and interpolation,,data analysis and statistics, and optimization. This course will prepare students for further work in mathematics and computational science. Prerequisite: MATH 171. Each semester.|
CPSC 301
Adv Computational Science
This course combines a formal presentation of classical methods of design optimization with detailed instruction in the application of these methods using software tools. It introduces students to the symbolic, numerical, and graphic features of the,se software tools and integrates this powerful combination in the translation of many algorithms into applied optimization techniques with animation. Prerequisite: MATH 260 or MATH 270|
CPSC 490
Projects Computational Science
This course applies computational science methods and tools to real-world applications in a semester-long project in the student's major field of study. This is the capstone course in computational science. Prerequisite: CPSC 301|
ED 518
Teaching Secondary Lang Arts
Prepares Language Arts candidates in methods appropriate for secondary school teaching. Emphasizes constructivist approaches to teaching, reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing, and thinking. Incorporates planning, curriculum development, a,ssessment, and evaluation in specifically language arts environments. Includes observations and teaching experiences in schools. Prerequisite: ED 524|
ED 565
Read & Lang Arts In Ech
Study and observation of the child's early reading behavior during early childhood and observation of other aspects of language arts; exercises for listening experiences and developing writing skills; assessment of some of the causes of difficulties,in learning to read and to use language effectively.|
EDML 334
Integ Lang Arts Middle Grades
Reflects an integrated approach for teaching language arts throughout the middle grades. Irrors the constructivist approach to teaching. Bases teacing strategies on cognitive, psycholinguistic, and sociolinguistic theories of how individuals learn,to effectively communicate within a diverse society. Models standards-based strategies for teaching the six language arts across the middle gradew curriculum. Authentic assessment of both process and product is emphasized. Each semester.|
ELED 330
Lang Arts In Elem Sch
Reflects an integrated approach for teaching language arts via an integrated curriculum. Mirrors the constructivist approach to teaching. Bases teaching strategies on cognitive, psycholinguistic, and sociolinguistic theories of how children learn-how, they learn language, in particular. Applies strategies through language modes of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and visual literacy. Assessment of the language arts modes focuses on performance, product, and process focused approaches. Prere,quisite: ED 327. Each semester.|
ELED 334
Integ Lang Arts Middle Grades
Reflects an integrated approach for teaching language arts throughout the middle grades. Irrors the constructivist approach to teaching. Bases teacing strategies on cognitive, psycholinguistic, and sociolinguistic theories of how individuals learn,to effectively communicate within a diverse society. Models standards-based strategies for teaching the six language arts across the middle gradew curriculum. Authentic assessment of both process and product is emphasized. 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 111
College Writing
Emphasizes development of critical thinking through analytical and argumentative writing and introduces students to research writing. Each semester. (Credit for advanced placement English or satisfactory SAT verbal scores do not exempt students from,fulfilling the university writing requirement.) Students who have received credit for courses equivalent to ENG 111 must document such transfer credit on a checksheet from the Office of the Registrar. Unless exempt, all students must take ENG 111.|
ENG 115
Comp For Inter Students
Helps ESL writers to develop an understanding of the English grammar system, to discern the systematic patterns that exist in the language, to develop a vocabulary in order to express their ideas in English, and to recognize the rhetorical structure,of the language. Satisfies the requirement for ENG 111.|
ENG 130
Literary Experience
Provides a wide selection of literature to introduce the student to various literary genres. No prerequisite. Recommended for all students. Each semester.|
ENG 140
Drama As Lit
Introduces students to the structures and strategies playwrights use to create different experiences for their readers. Draws on a variety of plays to focus on how to read a dramatic text so as to perceive the special cues it uses to stimulate imagi,native engagement and how the text can be translated into theatrical performance. No prerequisites.|
ENG 160
Discovering Language
Introduces students to the world of language-how it works, how it's used, what it's made of, what it does, and the myriad ways that language shapes and affects our lives and experience of the world.|
ENG 198
Intro Eng Stdy: Rhet & Poet I
For English majors. Introduces students to reading, writing, and interpreting texts, and to different theoretical and critical approaches within English Studies. Students will learn and apply rhetorical theories and strategies for the analysis and,production of texts. Emphasis on research methods and writing within the discipline. Course fulfills General Education English 111 requirement (I.A.) for English majors.|
ENG 199
Intro To English Studies
Designed for and required of English majors. Provides intensive introduction to reading, discussing, and writing about literature. A small number of texts will be read, allowing for an introduction to different theoretical and critical approaches to, English studies. Students will apply various theories as they analyze texts. Students will use research techniques appropriate for English majors. Prerequisite: Exemption from or successful completion of the general education writing requirement. S,pring, annually.|
ENG 200
Comp & Lit
Stresses the writing of papers as a direct result of reading, analysis, discussion, and interpretation of a variety of literary types. Examines fiction, plays, essays, and poems from various cultural perspectives. Addresses research techniques and re,lated skills. Includes studies of women and minority writers. Prerequisite: Exemption from or successful completion of the general education writing requirement. Each semester.|
ENG 202
Beg Creat Writing
Introduces the techniques of creative writing in prose and poetry. Emphasizes writing practice for students and opportunities for guidance and critical examination of their work. Prerequisite: Exemption from or successful completion of the general ed,ucation writing requirement.|
ENG 207
Research Meth & Writing
Teaches how to conduct research and how to write a research paper. Prerequisite: Exemption from or successful completion of the general education writing requirement. Each semester.|
ENG 221
Lit Beg To 1800
Surveys English literature and its historic, intellectual, and cultural contexts beginning with Beowulf and extending through the works of such writers as Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, Pope, Swift, Dryden, and Johnson, and provides highlights of the,development of modern English. Fall, annually.|
ENG 222
Eng Lit 1800 To Present
Surveys English literature from circa 1800 and includes selected works of such major writers as the Wordsworths, Coleridge, the Shelleys, Keats, Tennyson, Browning, Arnold, Woolf, Joyce, Eliot, and Lessing. Spring, annually.|
ENG 225
Us Lit Beg To 1860
Surveys major periods and writers of American literature from its beginnings to 1860. Enables students to understand the continuities and discontinuities of American literature. Includes writings by traditional male and female authors, as well as m,inority authors. Instructors may use historical and/or thematic approaches. Fall, annually.|
ENG 226
Us Lit 1860 To Present
Surveys major periods and writers of American literature from 1860 to the present. Enables students to understand the continuities and discontinuities of American literature. Includes writings by traditional male and female authors, as well as minor,ity authors. Instructors may use historical and/or thematic approaches. Spring, annually.|
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 228
Modern Contemp World Lit
Surveys international literature from the past 150 years, with a focus on the fiction, drama, and poetry of significant authors. Studies national literatures within their respective social, historical, and geographical contexts, with an effort to id,entify cross-cultural developments. Spring, annually.|
ENG 230
Intro Afri-Amer Lit
Provides insight into the African-American experience through the reading and discussion of the works of African-American writers who have made significant contributions to literature. Includes various genres: poetry, short fiction, drama, film, the, novel, autobiography. No prerequisite.|
ENG 231
Intro Asian-Amer Lit
Provides an overview of Asian-American literature, introducing students to representative authors from its various periods of development, emphasizing contemporary works in different genres. No prerequisite.|
ENG 232
Intro To Native Am Lit
This course features Native American folktales and narratives, literature and contemporary films in order to discuss the Native American experience in relation to and independent of Europeans. The course will involve plotting an American history tim,eline and mapping reservations, as well as featuring moments in Native American history in conjunction with the literature under examination. External American and African American authors will also be used to fully understand the value of Native Am,erican literature.|
ENG 241
Voices In Canadian Lit
Introduces major English-Canadian writers, presented in their cultural and historical contexts. Selected French-Canadian works in English supplement the core offerings. No prerequisite.|
ENG 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.|
ENG 243
English Bible As Lit
This course offers a literary, historical and folkloric approach to the Bible in English. We will read much of the Bible, using a modern English translation of the King James version. We will place these readings in their literary, cultural, histor,ical and geographical contexts, approaching the Bible as an anthology of sorts, containing writings of considerable literary merit and literary and cultural interest.|
ENG 244
Spec Topics
Focuses on themes and topics of universal and/or current interest as embodied in literature. The special subject of Each semester's offerings will be announced in pre-registration. Suitable for both English and non-English majors and may be taken up,to three times for credit, provided different topics are offered. On demand.|
ENG 249
Satire
Provides an understanding of what satire is, what it accomplishes, and how it is related to other literary modes. Students will analyze subjects often targeted by satirists, such as racism, sexism, etc., and satiric techniques in such forms as fictio,n (which will include short stories by women and minority writers), poetry, art, music, films, and television satire. No prerequisite. Fall, annually.|
ENG 250
Western Mythology
Concentrates on Greco-Roman myth and legends to demonstrate the systematic nature and recurrent patterns of mythology. Designed to give students a thorough knowledge of content and to clarify questions of form. No prerequisite. Spring, annually.|
ENG 254
Movie Studies
Explores how movies mean through readings of various classic and popular texts, how movies construct viewers, and how they simultaneously mirror and create the cultures of which they are a part.Prerequisite: Successful completion of Gen. Ed. writing,requirement. Each semester.|
ENG 262
Intro To Eng Lang
Deals generally with the nature of language and specifically with the grammatical structures of modern English, its regional and social varieties, and certain highlights of its historical development. Each semester.|
ENG 263
Eng Grammars & Eng Usage
Provides an intensive study of English grammar and problems in usage. Emphasizes differences between prescriptive and descriptive approaches to usage, and between traditional and generative approaches to grammar. Each semester.|
ENG 265
Survey Of Women's Lit
Surveys women writers from the Medieval period to the present. The contributions of these women to a distinctly female literary tradition provides the focus of study, but critical issues regarding women's literature will also be discussed and explore,d. Pedagogical techniques will include lecture, discussion, film, and collaborative learning, among others. Fall, annually.|
ENG 270
Trng For Writing Ctr Tut
In conjunction with weekly staff meetings throughout the semester, tutors learn methods of responding to student writing, implementing corrective measures, and teaching as well as using word processing. Tutors are accepted by invitation only on the b,asis of performance in writing courses; minimum 3.0 QPA. Venango Campus only. 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.|
ENG 298
Read & Writ Argmt & Persuasion
Offers advanced practice in analyzing and creating argumentative and persuasive texts, both written and visual. Students will analyze, write about, and produce written and visual arguments and persuasive texts in popular, political,legal, and academ,ic fields. Includes readings, writing, research, and presentations. Prerequisite: Exemption from or successful completion of the general education writing requirement.|
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 303
Craft Of Fiction
Provides extensive practice in writing fiction. Student work receives intensive group critique. Course standards roughly approximate those of commercial fiction editors. Prerequisite: ENG 202 or permission of instructor, based on examination of wri,ting samples. Spring, even-numbered years.|
ENG 304
Craft Of Poetry
Provides the advanced writer intensive practice in the writing of poetry. Students must produce a portfolio of high-quality poetry by the end of the course. Prerequisite: ENG 202 or permission of instructor based on examination of writing samples. Sp,ring, annually.|
ENG 306
Scien And Tech Writing
Provides experience in writing practical prose in a variety of scientific and/or technical settings for a broad spectrum of readers. Involves techniques of writing documents of definition, mechanism, and process description; sets of instructions; pro,posals and reports; and the use of appropriate document and graphic designs. Especially useful to majors in biology, chemistry, computer science, laboratory technology, nursing, physics, and others. Prerequisite: Junior standing. Spring, odd-numbere,d years.|
ENG 307
Business Writing
Uses specialized formats and the composing process to introduce the unique type of writing used in the business and organizational world. Emphasizes identifying and addressing diverse audiences with the specific messages needed. Students critique all, types of communications, use collaborative learning techniques, and develop skills needed to communicate in a pluralistic society. Requires students to compose letters, memos, persuasive messages, and reports. All documents must be typewritten. Prer,equisite: Exemption from or successful completion of the general education writing requirement. Each semester.|
ENG 311
16th Century Prose/Po
Examines the non-dramatic literature of the 16th century and focuses on such figures as Sidney, Spenser, and Shakespeare. Spring, odd-numbered years.|
ENG 313
17th Century Eng Lit
Provides critical examination of the works, genres, and contexts of such figures as Bacon, Browne, Jonson, Donne, Herbert, Marvell, and Milton. Fall, odd-numbered years.|
ENG 315
18th Cent Eng Lit
Provides a critical examination of the words, contexts, and genres of such representative writers as Dryden, Pope, Swift, Defoe, Johnson, Boswell, and Gray, and traces the rise of the modern novel from Defoe through Austen and the role of women as au,thors and audience. Spring, even-numbered years.|
ENG 317
Eng Romanticism
Considers the major works of Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, Keats, and their contemporaries such as Mary Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, and others, and relates them to the intellectual, political, and social currents of the time. Spring, even-,numbered years.|
ENG 319
Studies In Victorian Lit
Focuses on such poets and essayists as Carlyle, Newman, Tennyson, the Brownings, Arnold, the Rossettis, and Meredith. Examines the current renewal of interest in poetry by women and noncanonical writers. Spring, odd-numbered years.|
ENG 324
Images Of Working-Class Life
Examines the experience of working-class people from a number of perspectives: non-fiction, fiction, poetry, song, drama, film. Focuses on themes of class, identity, cultural influences, and economic and political power as they explicitly relate to, the issue of work. Offered Spring odd years. Prerequisite: For ENG credit successful completion of or exemption from general education writing requirement; for SOC credit SOC 211. Spring, odd years.|
ENG 325
Studies In Early American Lit
Explores various topics in 17th and 18th century American literature against the backdrop of Puritanism. Bradstreet, Taylor, Edwards, Franklin, and Wheatley are among the major figures encountered. Gives attention to the dynamics of molding a distinc,tively national literature. Spring, even-numbered years.|
ENG 326
Studies In Amer Romanticism
Studies a selected group of writers to illustrate their contributions to American art and thought and their relationships with the development of Romanticism in the first half of the 19th century. Emphasizes Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, Emerson, Thore,au, and Whitman. Fall, odd-numbered years.|
ENG 327
Studies in Amer Real & Natural
Studies a selected group of writers to illustrate the development of realism and naturalism in American literature in the latter half of the 19th century. Emphasizes Twain, James, Howells, Crane, Norris, and Dickinson. Spring, even-numbered years.|
ENG 328
Studies In Am Lit 1900-1945
Examines the period less as a unified site to be surveyed in terms of fiction, poetry, and drama than as a problematic field to be studied in terms of race, gender, and class. Authors include Wharton, Cather, Dos Passos, Hemingway, Hurston, and Faul,kner. Fall, annually.|
ENG 329
Studies In Contemp Amer Lit
Investigates the very idea of a canon for American literature since World War II and discusses strategies for reading such representative authors as Roth, Coover, Oates, and Morrison. Spring, odd-numbered years.|
ENG 331
Stu In Afri-Amer Novel
Studies in depth the development of the African-American novel from its origins in the slave narratives to the present. How do African-American novels fit into the larger tradition of African-American literature? What modes of thematic and narrative,discourse mark the particular characteristics of the African-American novel? Includes Douglass, Chesnutt, McKay, Hurston, Wright, Ellison, Reed, Walker, and Morrison.|
ENG 332
Brit Novel 19th Cent
Explores the English novel from Austen to Hardy. Nine or ten novels are studied with selections from Austen, Scott, Eliot, Dickens, Thackeray, Disraeli, Meredith, Trollope, the Brontes, Gaskell. No prerequisite; however, one semester of English lite,rature survey (ENG 221 or 222) is recommended. Fall, even-numbered years.|
ENG 334
Studies In Modern British Lit
Examines the relationship between social and cultural change and the creation of literature and theory in British literature from 1900 to the close of World War II. Provides an opportunity to compare genres and to study key literary movements. No p,rerequisite. One semester of ENG 221 or 222 is recommended. Spring, even-numbered years.|
ENG 335
Studies In Contemp British Lit
Examines British literature produced from the end of World War II to the present. Provides an opportunity to compare genres and to study significant literary and cultural movements. No prerequisite. One semester of ENG 221 or 222 is recommended.,Spring, odd-numbered years.|
ENG 339
Short Stories
Traces the evolution of the short story from the 19th century to the present. Elements such as plot, character, theme, style, and point of view are studied. Readings are drawn from a variety of writers representing a diversity of cultures: Poe, deMau,passant, Chopin, Gilman, Faulkner, Ellison, Kafka, Hurston, Fuentes, Lessing, Silko, Walker, and LeGuin. Spring, annually.|
ENG 340
Studies in Graphic Narratives
Introduces students to the scholarly study of sequential art, comics, graphic novels, and graphic narratives. Texts and approach will vary. Prerequisites: ENG 111 or equivalent.|
ENG 341
20th Century Poetry
Provides explication and discussion of works by such writers as Yeats, Frost, Eliot, Plath, L. Hughes, Auden, Brooks, and Rich. Fall, odd-numbered years.|
ENG 342
English Drama 1642
Presents an overview of English drama in its first two phases, Medieval and Renaissance (non-Shakespearean). Includes literary, theatrical, and cultural studies. No prerequisite. Fall, odd-numbered years.|
ENG 343
Eng Drama 1660-1850
Presents some of the major forms of drama in this extremely varied 200-year period, with possible focuses on heroic tragedy, Restoration comedy, sentimental comedy, Victorian melodrama, and the precursors of modern English drama. No prerequisite. F,all, even-numbered years.|
ENG 344
Modern Drama To 1950
Surveys influential dramatic literature of the Continental, British, and American theater from 1850 to 1950 through lectures, discussion, and experiences related to the modern stage. No prerequisite. Spring, even-numbered years.|
ENG 345
Contemporary Drama
Explores the diversity and vitality of British, American, and World theater since 1950 through selected texts and theatrical experiences. No prerequisite. Spring, odd-numbered years.|
ENG 350
Movie Genres
Explores genre as sets of narrative conventions that have vitalized American movies. Demonstrates genre to be a socializing force as well as a mirror of social change. Considers representations of race, gender, and class in various genres. Spring, od,d-numbered years.|
ENG 352
Topics In Folklore
Provides intense study of one or more aspects of folklore study. Focuses on one or more folk groups, a particular folk genre, folklore and popular culture, or folklore and literature. Offers students a fieldwork experience-collection, transcription,,classification-and methods of analysis of oral traditions. No prerequisite. Spring, annually.|
ENG 353
American Voices
Provides an introduction to American dialectology and sociolinguistics. Emphasizes the great diversity and vitality of American English. Covers the causes and mechanisms of linguistic changes, the role of language differences in society, and the rele,vance of dialectology to language teaching. Pays special attention to the regional speech patterns of Pennsylvania. No prerequisite. Spring, odd-numbered years.|
ENG 354
Topics In World Lit
Provides an in-depth study of world literature through the examination of the development of a particular literary genre, movement, or theme that crosses national or cultural boundaries; or a significant national or cross-cultural English language tr,adition that falls outside the conventional canons of British and American literature. Fall, odd-numbered years.|
ENG 355
Topics Lit Theory
Provides a historical study of literary criticism and aesthetic theory with emphasis upon modern trends. Spring, even-numbered years.|
ENG 356
Rhetor Thy For Writers
Explores such questions as why do we communicate in writing, how does writing help us learn, how does writing facilitate, change, or affect the nature of communication? Students examine in detail the works of figures such as Plato, Cicero, Nietzsche,, Bakhtin, Derrida, and Kristeva, and study how rhetorical theory is used in everyday communication. Prerequisite: Exemption from or successful completion of the general education writing requirement.|
ENG 361
English Study Off-Campus
Provides students with an opportunity to travel to significant literary and historical sites while reading and discussing related texts. Students would travel during university breaks and would meet with the instructor for orientation prior to trave,l. After travel is completed, students will turn in assignments according to a schedule developed by instructor. No prerequisite. Spring, even-numbered years on demand.|
ENG 363
Literature and Medicine
Explores the broad range of literature (short fiction, novel, poetry, memoir, drama/film) that expresses the human experiences of illness, disability, healing, and dying from the perspectives of patients, caregivers, and health care practitioners (ph,ysicians, nurses, allied health professionals). The course will emphasize social and historical contexts and represent the diversity of these experiences, especially in terms of race/ethnicity, gender, and class, with further consideration of the inf,luences of scientific and technological advances over time. Prerequisite: Exemption from or successful completion of the general education writing requirement.|
ENG 364
Literature of Aging
Explores the broad range of literature (short fiction, novel, poetry, memoir,drama/film) that expresses the human experiences of aging and depicts images of aging and the aged, with a focus on aging in relationship to identity, love, family, and comm,unity and on the concerns of independence/dependence, loneliness/alienation, friendship, faith, creativity and renewal, ageism, death, and bereavement from literary and social scientific perspectives. Prerequisite: Exemption from or successful compl,etion of the general education writing requirement.|
ENG 365
Images Women Lit
Examines images of women in myth, literature, and the culture at large and applies contemporary feminist critical approaches to the study of these images. Spring, annually.|
ENG 368
Gender, Lit, Popular Culture
Examines representations, issues, constructions of gender in literature, myth, and popular culture. The focus and theme will vary. Applies feminist, queer, and cultural theory to the texts. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENG 111, and sopho,more standing.|
ENG 380
Language And Culture
An introduction to linguistic anthropology. Focuses on the main areas of intersection between language and culture. Topics may include: animal communication systems; primate language studies; the evolution of language; linguistic diversity; linguis,tic relativity (a.k.a. the Sapir/Whorf Hypothesis); language endangerment and revival; nonverbal communication; linguistic field methods; ethnopoetics; sociolinguistics; language and identity; language and gender; and the ethnography of speaking. Fr,om an examination of such topics, students will learn to see how people use language to create and maintain their cultures, and to recognize the ways in which language itself influences human thought and behavior.|
ENG 381
Documentary Writing
Examines the historical, social, literary, and rhetorical significance of the genre of documentary writing combined with practice of the genre itself. Emphaszizes documentary writing as a means of witness, inquiry, and persuasion. Students select a, field site and use ethnographic and ssecondary research to produce a portfolio of documentary essays. Historical and current examples of documentary writing will provide models for students throughout the course.|
ENG 401
Chaucer
Studies in Middle English of Chaucer's early poems, Troilus and Criseyde, and the Canterbury Tales. Spring, even-numbered years.|
ENG 404
Adv Creative Writing
Advanced course for experienced creative writing students. Provides independent and extensive explorations into a creative writing project. Helps prepare students for future writing careers and/or graduate school in creative and professional writin,g. Prerequisite: ENG 202 and ENG 301 or 303 or 304 or permission from instructor. Offered: Every other Spring.|
ENG 406
Studies In Medieval Lit
Examines medieval British literature (ca 800 - 1550) in its historical and cultural contexts. Content will vary. May focus on a genre (epic, remance, saga, drama, poetry, saints'lives, and allegorical pilgrimage), major writer (Gawain-poet, Malory),,or theme (such love and violence, the nature of evil, the monstrous). May be repeated twice for credit provided that content (topic and texts) change. Prerequisite: Successful completion of or exemption from the general education writing requiremen,t; upper-level standing or permission of instructor. Fall, even years|
ENG 410
Studies In Arthurian Lit/Film
Examines texts and issues in Arthurian tradition, from early medieval to modern. Texts will vary, but may include Chretien de Troyes' Arthurian Romances, Sir Thomas Malory's Morte D'arthur, Tennyson's Idyllis of the King, T.H. White's Once and Futur,e King, Zimmer-Bradley's Mists of Avalon and the films Excalibur, Lancelot and King Arthur. Texts may be approached through the lens of genre, historical development, cultural/political context, depiction and development of characters.|
ENG 412
Shakespeare: Com & Hist
Provides study and discussion of problems of style, characterization, and motivation in Shakespeare's maturing and experimental comedies and his history plays. Also examines how the plays reflect and challenge the cultural attitudes of Shakespeare's, time. Fall, annually.|
ENG 413
Shakespeare: Trage & Rom
Provides study and discussion of problems of style, characterization, and motivation in Shakespeare's tragedies and romances. Also examines the production practices of Shakespeare's time and contemporary production approaches. Spring, annually.|
ENG 454
The Novel Across Culture
Examines the genre of the novel from an international perspective, with readings from several national or cultural traditions. Includes an overview of theoretical approaches to the novel that focus on its adaptability across national and cultural bo,rders. Spring, even-numbered years.|
ENG 455
Stud In Drama & Theory
Provides an intensive exploration of drama, concentrating especially on contemporary developments in both drama itself and in the theoretical study of drama, including recent critical developments in ethnic, feminist, and performance approaches to dr,amatic texts. Focus of course varies. No prerequisite.|
ENG 457
Intro To Linguistics
Presents key concepts and basic analytical procedures common to many contemporary linguistics theories. Covers phonetics and phonology, morphology, and syntax in detail. Analyzes the integration of these sub-systems in the overall design of a generat,ive grammar. Prerequisite: ANTH/ENG 262. Fall, annually.|
ENG 458
Hist-Eng Lang
Studies the history of the language, including its origins and changes in structure, usage, pronunciation, spelling, vocabulary, and meaning. Intensive readings in Old and Middle English. Spring, even-numbered years.|
ENG 459
Lang Across Cult: Mat & Assess
Introduces current research in first and second language acquisition with emphasis on the preparation of classroom teachers and other professionals to work with children/adults coming from a background where languages other than English are spoken.,Prerequisite: ENG 262 recommended but not required. Spring, odd-numbered years.|
ENG 460
Independent Study
Permits students to explore an area of special interest in the English language or its literature. Students must develop a plan of study, secure the approval of a member of the English faculty willing to supervise the project, and submit the plan to,the department chair. Maximum credits--six. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing.|
ENG 462
Meth Teach Eng Non-Nat Speak
This course provides an overview of the current trends in Teaching English as a Second Language Methodology. It will explore techniques that may be used to teach students who are part of the regular classroom but who need to develop skills in langua,ge to be able to succeed. Techniques involving speaking, reading, writing and listening activities will be discussed along with interactive exercises utilizing the culturally diverse language styles found in a regular classroom. Students will be tr,ained to utilize the comprehensible input of native-speaking members of the class as well as to improve upon their own interaction style. Major approaches and methods in language teaching such as grammar translation, audiolingualism, communicative l|
ENG 463
Second Language Acquisition
This course provides an overview of the current state of the art in Second Language Acquisition studies and explores the linguistic, psycholinguistic, and sociolinguistic factors in learning a second language. Pre-requisite: ENG 262.|
ENG 470
Literature For Young Adults
Introduces future teachers to classical and contemporary literature for young adults. Includes works from various genres written by American, British, and American minority authors. Also includes some world literature and film. In addition to devel,oping first-hand knowledge of important works in the field, students will also become familiar with its history and with the controversies that have shaped it. Fall, annually.|
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.|
ENG 482
Cont Pract Teach Writ
Provides a systematic study of theory and practice in the teaching of composition, conducted through workshop methods. Requires extensive writing and a major written project. Prerequisites: secondary education majors in English must have completed E,NG 111, 200, or 301 and have taken or be taking their methods course; others by permission of the instructor. Fall, annually.|
ENG 499
Senior Seminar
Explores in a seminar setting a theme, an idea, or an issue beyond the scope of individual courses. Studies primary literature and relevant criticism. A major paper is required of all participants; other course requirements will be established by t,he instructor prior to the semester of offering. Required of senior liberal arts English majors. Fall, annually.|
ENG 501
Intro To English Studies
An introduction to the strategies of graduate and professional discourse in English studies. The course also includes an introduction to bibliographic and library resources in the field. Should be taken at or near the beginning of graduate study. Fa,ll, annually.|
ENG 509
Seminar In Lit Theory
A seminar on general and/or selected theoretical issues implicit in the reading of literary texts. Depending upon the instructor, the course may cover broad matters of interpretation (authorial intention, the reader?s share, intertextuality), focus o,n more specific theories of reading (reader-response, phenomenology, post-structuralism), or consider the conceptual foundations of certain literary structures (narrative, genre, tropes).|
ENG 510
Seminar In English Lit
This course provides students with critical strategies to apply to specific periods, figures, or problems in English literature. This course may be taken more than once if the course content is different.|
ENG 511
Seminar In American Lit
This course provides students with critical strategies to apply to specific periods, figures, or problems in American literature. This course may be taken more than once if the course content is different.|
ENG 512
Seminar In Lit Studies
This seminar encompasses topics that combine English, American, and other literatures in a critical discourse. Topics may include ethnic, non-canonical, and comparative literature. Studies in the novel, drama, and the satire may be subjects of this s,eminar. This course may be taken more than once if the course content is different.|
ENG 515
Seminar In Film Lang
Film language views movies as a discourse medium, using a variety of formal structures: montage, mise-en-scene, and narrative and non-narrative patterns. These grammatical and rhetorical elements will be studied as they structure representative movie, texts. Specific theories of film will also be reviewed.|
ENG 520
Sem In Writ:Theory & Res
Seminar in Writing explores important movements in rhetorical theory and recent trends in research as conceptually applied to writing, education, and related fields. Students study major theories about the nature of writing and scientific inquiry int,o it.|
ENG 521
Seminar In Comp Studies
Seminar in Composition Studies, which builds on the classroom practices presented in ENG 520, examines recent issues and innovations in writing with emphasis on the subspecialties of writing. Topics may include: the composing process, computers in co,mposition, evaluation, writing across the curriculum, or critical thinking and writing.|
ENG 522
Pract In Coll Teaching
This course introduces prospective composition instructors to the principles and practices of teaching at the college or university levels and provides a forum for discussing those ideas. Students will observe composition classes, draft syllabi, and,develop, sequence, and test writing assignments. Emphasis is placed on diagnosing writing weaknesses, responding to writing, and evaluating it.|
ENG 523
Internship In Writing
Interns receive tutorial, promotional, educational, organizational, or technical writing experience in university or other professional settings. This course provides for writing and editing tasks appropriate to the unit or organization. Some adminis,trative and research work may be involved. (No more than 6 credits may be taken from ENG 523 and ENG 522 combined.)|
ENG 530
Seminar In Linguistics
A study of the philosophical basis of present day generative-transformational theory and its relationship to language acquisition and semantics.|
ENG 531
Sem Hist Of Eng Lang
Advanced study in historical linguistics. The development of the English language is reviewed toward supporting study and analysis of original historical texts in the English language. Students may elect a general approach or focus on a specific hist,orical period.|
ENG 534
Workshops In English
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ENG 540
Independent Study
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ENG 562
Meth Teach Eng Non-Nat Speak
Overview of the current trends in Teaching English as a Second Language Methodology. Explores techniques that may be used to teach students who are part of the regular classroom but who need to develop skills in language to be able to succeed. Techni,ques involving speaking, reading, writing, and listening activities are discussed, along with interactive exercises utilizing the culturally diverse language styles found in a regular classroom. Students utilize the comprehensible input of native-spe,aking members of the class and improve upon their own interaction style. Major approaches and methods in language teaching such as grammar trnaslation, audiolingualism, communicative language teaching, and the natural approach are discussed, along wi|
ENG 563
Second Language Acquisition
Provides an overview of the current state-of-the-art in Second Language Acquisiton studies and explores the linguistic, psycholinguistic, and sociolinguistic factors in learning a second language. Every three semesters.|
ENG 601
Thesis And Research
This course provides Master's candidates in English with the opportunity to conduct research or literature review for the purposes of writing the Master's Thesis and/or preparing for the Qualifying Examination. Thesis and Examination track students,only. Prerequisite: Advancement to Candidacy, pursuant to the approval of an acceptable research proposal.|
ENG 602
Teacher Research Portfolio
Master's in Education candidates will propose a classroom-based research project, conduct the project, and assemble their findings into a portfolio. Prerequisite: Advancement to candidacy, pursusant to the approval of an acceptable research proposal,.|
ENVR 261
Physics Of Energy & Environ
This course is the study of the physical laws and processes that underlie environmental phenomena with a special focus on energy (mechanical, thermal and electrical). We will establish both a qualitative and quantitative understanding of the underly,ing physical processes. Technical, economic, and social consequences of these laws and processes will be examined to better delineate the complex decisions related to human energy use and environmental issues. This course might serve as a substitut,e for PH 251 (General Physics I) and will prepare students equally well for PH 252 (General Physics II) should that course be required of their major. Prerequisite: Algebra|
ENVR 490
Sem In Environ & Society
Interdisciplinary seminar synthesizes knowledge and skills acquired in lower-division courses through unifying environmental studies. Broad theme offers a variety of dimensions for study and research. Bases studies and research around environmental s,ituations existing in this northwest region of Pennsylvania. Two lecture and three laboratory hours weekly. Prerequisites: Junior standing, ENVR 275, PHIL 212, ECON 202, plus nine additional hours of environment and society courses, or consent of ins,tructor. Spring, annually.|
ENVR 500
Graduate Sem In Environ Sci
A survey of current literature, concepts, theory, and applications from selected fields of environmental science. One to two discussion hours weekly. By arrangement. Fall and Spring, yearly.|
ENVR 501
Environ Sci Internship
Internships provide practical experiences that are related to a student?s academic program or research area. Credits earned can be utilized as partial fulfillment of the Master of Science degree in biology. Students considering internship credits to,be applied toward the Master of Science degree must have the approval of their graduate advisory committee, the cooperating agency, and the appropriate university administrators. On demand.|
ENVR 600
Spec Problems In Environ Sci
Advanced topics in environmental science. The professor selects the format most suitable to the study. Course offered on request of students, subject to availability of staff. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. On demand.|
ENVR 700
Research & Thesis Environ Sci
Independent research project on an approved topic supervised by a faculty member. Required of all students working toward the thesis option Master of Science in Biology, Environmental Science concentration. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. On,demand.|
ES 111
Basic Earth Science
Surveys the earth sciences, including Earth-space relations. Includes Earth motions, development of landforms, weather and climate, soils and related vegetation, water as a resource, and oceans. Emphasizes the lithosphere (mountain building and erosi,on) and the atmosphere. Each semester. ES 111 or permission of instructor.|
ES 140
Natural Disasters
Focuses on natural disasters and the normal processes of the earth/atmosphere system which produce them. Particular attention is placed on the energy sources that cause underlying disasters such as plate tectonics, weather/storm processes, climate c,hange, processes operating in rock, water and the atmosphere, the significance of geologic time, complexities of multiple variables operating simultaneously, and detailed case histories of significant events. The course is acceptable for natural sci,ence credits. Prerequisite: none. Annually.|
ES 150
Physical Geology w/Lab
Study of the earth, including minerals and rocks, and the processes, both constructional and destructional, which have shaped it since it was formed. Constructional processes include volcanism, mountain building, and sedimentation. Destructional proc,esses include the erosional activity of streams, glaciers, ground water, waves, and wind. Acquaints students with the methods and work of geologists and with some of the research at the frontiers of geology. Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory. N,o prerequisites. Each semester.|
ES 160
Explorations In Earth Sci
Designed to fully explore the physical landscape of a predetermined region/location. The chosen region/location varies annually. Interactions between climate, weather, landscape evolution, soils, water resources, oceanographic influences (where app,licable), glacial processes (where applicable), and plate tectonics are examined relative to the resulting physical environment for the region/location. Online and field methodologies are combined to examine applicable physical processes. A capston,e field course will be administered during the last week of the semester to directly explore the region/location. The course is acceptable for natural science credits. Prerequisite: sophomore standing. Annually during summer.|
ES 200
Solar System Astron
Examines the motions of Earth, moon, and the planets and their effects on the appearance of the sky; the nature of the sun and the planets; the instruments of the astronomer; and the role the history of astronomy played in the development of our unde,rstanding of the sky. Includes constellation identification through the use of the planetarium. Each semester.|
ES 201
Stellar Astronomy
Explores human understanding of the nature, formation, and evolution of those celestial objects that lie beyond the solar system. Includes stellar properties and spectra, stellar evolution, special stars and star systems, the milky way and other gala,xies, cosmology, and cosmogony. Uses the planetarium for constellation study and the development of coordinate systems. Prerequisite: ES 200. Spring, annually.|
ES 210
Fund of Digital Mapping
Introduces the basic knowledge required to work with digital maps. General and specialized online and desktop mapping options are discussed, and an introduction to the geo-spatial technologies, including Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global P,ositioning Systems (GPS) and Remote Sensing is emphasized. The potential uses of those technologies in the areas such as environmental studies, forestry, marketing, demographics, and utilities are also presented.|
ES 225
Cartography I With Lab
Systematic study of basic concepts and components of thematic map-making. Emphasizes familiarization with and utilization of drafting instruments and equipment essential to map design and construction. Presents techniques of photographic reproduction, of student map projects. Two lectures and three hours of laboratory weekly. Prerequisite: GEOG 125 or consent of instructor. Offered annually.|
ES 250
Historical Geology w/Lab
Deals with the changes the Earth has experienced through time. Emphasizes the geologic evidence for plate tectonic movements of ocean basins and continents, uplift and erosion of mountains, and deposition of strata in various sedimentary basins. Exam,ines in detail the evolutionary changes and mass extinction of life-forms, as preserved in the fossil record. Prerequisite: ES 150 (may be taken concurrently). Offered Spring Semester annually.|
ES 255
Geomorphology With Lab
Study of the physical forces that sculpt and modify the landforms of the earth, including chiefly weathering, streams, glaciation, and shore processes. Includes some preliminary work on topographic and geologic maps and rocks. Called geomorphology in, older catalogs. Prerequisite: ES 150. Offered annually.|
ES 260
Environmental Geology
Examines the uses of geology in the solution of human problems with the physical environment. Includes hazardous geologic environments, mineral and energy resources, water supply, waste disposal, and the uses of geology in urban and regional planning,. Draws many examples from western Pennsylvania. Prerequisite: ES 150 or 111. Offered annually.|
ES 270
Oceanography
A study of the physical properties, marine biology, chemistry, and geology of the oceans, and to a minor extent, the role of the sea in the history, culture, and technical developments of humankind. Once annually.|
ES 280
Meteorology
Introduces the earth's atmosphere. Emphasizes the laws and underlying principles of atmospheric motion and change, earth-sun relationships, atmospheric composition and structure, the general circulation of the atmosphere, winds and wind systems, the,precipitation process, and the genesis and life cycle of storms. Prerequisite: ES 111.|
ES 300
Special Topics
Topics of special interest in various areas of earth science. The professor selects and designs the format most suitable to the study. Enrollment by consent of the instructor.|
ES 310
Intro To Geophysics
Explores theoretical and exploration geophysics, including physical characteristics of the earth such as its shape, rotation, and procession; seismology and the interior conditions of the earth; geomagnetism and paleomagnetism; radioactivity and dati,ng techniques; gravity and tides; internal heat; well logging; electrical techniques, such as resistivity; and plate tectonics and its mechanisms. Prerequisites: ES 150, 250, PH 251, 252; or permission of instructor. Every other year.|
ES 325
Cartography II With Lab
A systematic study of the new dimensions of cartography in use today. Emphasizes the techniques used in the construction of three-dimensional maps and models of statistical surfaces, diagrams, cartograms, negative scribing, and color separation. Two,lectures and three hours of laboratory weekly. Prerequisites: Cartography I and consent of instructor. Every other year.|
ES 330
Hydrogeology With Lab
Hydrogeology deals with both surface water and groundwater in the hydrologic cycle using quantitative methods. Examines aquifer systems, water wells, water quality, water resource management, groundwater flow, and pollutant transport in detail during, labs, field trips, and site tours. Prerequisite: ES 150. Offered Fall Semester annually.|
ES 345
Computer Cartog w/Lab
Systematic study of the newest dimension of cartography in use today. Designing and constructing computer maps is an integral part of the course. Students create computer maps with a number of programs, including Atlas Graphics, Atlas Draw, Microam,,Map Info. PC Globe, PS USA, Systate, etc. Introduces the use of the digitizer. Prerequisite CIS 110 or equivalent course, or consent of the instructor. Every other spring.|
ES 350
Structural Geology
Investigates the geometry, origin, and recognition of the main structural features of the rocks of the earth's crust, including folds, faults, joints, unconformities, larger igneous bodies, cleavage, lineation, etc. Explores interpreting structure fr,om geologic maps, structural petrology, and geophysical methods used in structural geology. Prerequisite: ES 150. Every third semester.|
ES 355
Invert Paleontol
Explores the outstanding invertebrate animals preserved in the fossil record. Examines the nature of the fossil record itself, evolution as shown by fossils, and classification problems in paleontology. Prerequisite: ES 250. Every other year.|
ES 360
Mineralogy
Examines the identification, uses, physical and chemical properties, occurrence, origin, and crystallography of the common minerals. Prerequisite: At least high school chemistry. Every third semester.|
ES 370
Petrology
The identification, occurrence and origin, classification, physical and chemical properties, and uses of the common rocks. Includes a brief study of the important rock forming minerals. Prerequisite: ES 150. Every third semester.|
ES 385
Climatology
Examines the major components of climate and climate change. Analyzes physical aspects of the atmosphere as a series of long-term weather phenomena. Studies regional characteristics of climate on the basis of worldwide weather patterns. Emphasizes, how applied aspects of climate demonstrate the interrelationships and importance of both physical and regional climatology to humankind. Also examines the causes of long-term climate change and variability. Acceptable for social science or natural, science credits. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or higher.|
ES 390
Strat & Sedime Petrology
Systematic study of clastic and carbonate stratigraphic sequences, emphasizing interpretation of lithofacies, tectono-sedimentary settings, and sequence stratigraphy. Laboratories include study of petrologic/diagenetic characteristics of sedimentary,strata, recent advances in seismic stratigraphy, and basin analysis. Prerequisite: ES 150. (ES 250, ES 360, and ES 370 are recommended.) Every third semester.|
ES 400
Intro Remote Sensing/Lab
Explores aerial photographs for geographic investigation of physical and cultural features of the landscape; the application of remote sensing to topographic and planimetric map construction, agricultural and land use identification, landform study,,and forestry. Each Fall Semester.|
ES 404
Soils With Lab
Comprehensively examines the classification, formation, and interpretation of soils. Students examine the processes of soil classification (both the zonal classification and the soil taxonomy classification), soil formation (parent material, climate,, slope, time and organic activity), and the interpretation of pedogenic sequences (as it relates to deposition, diagenesis, and climate change). Laboratory (one credit, two hours) complements lecture portion of the course. Emphasizes the field interp,retation of soils as well as the geochemistry and textual classification of soils. Prerequisites: ES 150 and 255 or permission of the instructor.|
ES 425
Adv Remote Sensing w/Lab
Examines satellite-based earth imaging instruments, data sources, and products, and their applications to land use management, geologic assessments, agriculture, forestry, soil resources, archeology, meteorology, and oceanography. Utilizes visual and, digital data. Prerequisite: GEOG 400 (can be waived by permission of instructor). Every Spring.|
ES 450
Field Geography w/Lab
Explores techniques essential to geographic field investigation. Emphasizes practical, first-hand experiences in the field where students learn the techniques and procedures of rural and urban land use, surveying, and field research. Prerequisites: c,onsent of instructor. Summer on demand.|
ES 455
Field Methods in Geoscience
Field-based course provides upper-level undergraduates hands-on experience in hydrogeology, meteorology, bedrock, and surficial geology projects. Group projects include GIS-based analysis of a small watershed, geologic mapping, and measurement of a s,tratigraphic section, soils and terrace mapping, and surveying a strip mine remediation site. Emphasizes proper use of traditional and state-of-the-art instruments and equipment. Prerequisites: ES 150 and ES 330. Offered Summer Session I annually.|
ES 460
Geospatial Data Handle & Integ
This course concentrates on how geographic data can be compiled from different sources into a GIS project. This includes geo-referencing scanned paper maps, translating the real-world into a geographic database, digitization of vector features, edit,ing attribute data, working with and integrating GIS data available from different online sources, and manipulating metadata.|
ES 470
Intro Geog Info Systems
Addresses basic concepts and principles of geographic information systems, data models, data structures, applications, and technical issues. Lab focuses on how these basic principles are implemented in a GIS. These include an entire sequence of build,ing spatial database: data capturing, editing, adding attributes, building topography, registering layers to real-world coordinates, making map compositions, data conversion, and basic analysis. Prerequisite: GEOG/ES 345 (can be waived by instructor),. Fall, annually.|
ES 476
Sci Tech & Soc: Topics
Interdisciplinary course designed to acquaint students with information, curricula and teaching methodologies appropriate for integrating STS topics into science and social studies instruction. Includes topics in nature of science, history of scien,ce, history of technology, ethical decision-making, and the influences of changes in sciecne and technology on society. Required for all secondary science and social studies education majors. Spring semester. Prerequisite: Junior Standing|
ES 481
Spatial Analysis & Modeling
This course builds upon previous knowledge of GIS vector and raster data model handling. It concentrates on the use of those spatial data in analyzing different environmental phenomenon. It emphasizes how to derive new information from existing dat,a, and handling them through interpolation methods and raster calculations. It will also involve the extraction of new knowledge in support of a decision making process through cell-based operations in an automated fashion using scripting and modeli,ng techniques.|
ES 490
Adv Geog Info Sys w/Lab
Provides students with the ability to apply GIS for spatial problem solving in applied settings. Lecture and application-/project-based. Lecture covers spatial modeling and analysis based on a raster data structure. Laboratory sessions introduce stud,ents to three-dimensional surface modeling, cost-distance analysis, runoff modeling, and diffusion analysis. Prerequisite: GEOG/ES 470. Each Spring Semester.|
ES 500
Intro Arphoto Int Rem Sens
Study and assessment of the physical and cultural features of the earth using satellite images and aerial photographs. Uses black and white photos, color infrared photos, and digital satellite images for planimetric map construction, agricultural and, vegetation studies, landform identification, land use assessment, and forestry. Laboratory activities include analysis of imagery in different zones of the electromagnetic spectrum, geometric correction of satellite images, and computer-assisted lan,d cover classification. Prerequisite: GEOG 125 or permission of instructor. Fall semester.|
ES 525
Adv Remote Sensing w/Lab
Builds on the content of Introduction to Air Photo Interpretation and Remote Sensing. Uses Earth imaging satellites, such as Lansat, SPOT, and Ikonos, and introduces new instruments, including Radarsat, Space Shuttle, and Space Station earth imagine,instruments. Examines various digital data sets including digital elevation models (DEMS), digital orthophotos and digital topographic maps. Students will work together on a drainage basin study to assess the sources of acid pollution using computer-,assisted land cover classification, manual photo interpretation, and field reconnaissance to identify trip mine areas and acid discharging oil/gas wells. Prerequisite: GEOG/ES 500. Spring, annually.|
ES 550
Field Geography w/Lab
Systematic study of techniques essential to geographic field investigation. Emphasizes practical, first-hand experiences in the field where students learn techniques and procedures of compass traversing, plane tabling, rural and urban land use survey,ing, and field research. Prerequisite: Cartography I and consent of instructor. Offered occasionally.|
ES 555
Field Meth Environ Geos
Field-based course designed to give upper-level students hands-on experience in various aspects of hydrogeology, surficial geology and meteorlogy. Emphasis on principles and practice of the most recent field and laboratory techniques of instrumentati,on, sampling, and monitoring as applied to relevant environmental problems. Prerequisite: ES 260, 280, and 330. Summer session, on demand.|
ES 560
Geospatial Data Handle & Integ
This course concentrates on how geographic data can be compiled from different sources into a GIS project. This includes geo-referencing scanned paper maps, translating the real-world into a geographic database, digitization of vector features, edit,ing attribute data, working with and integrating GIS data available from different online sources, and manipulating metadata.|
ES 570
Intro Geog Info Systems
Addresses basic concepts and principles of geographic information systems, data models, data structures, applications, and technical issues. Lab focuses on how these basic principles are implemented in a GIS. Lab includes an entire sequence of buildi,ng spatial database: data capturing, editing, adding attributes, building topography, registering layers to real-world coordinates, making map compositions, data conversion, and basic analysis. Prerequisite: GEOG/ES 345 or permission of instructor. F,all, annually.|
ES 581
Spatial Analysis & Modeling
This course builds upon previous knowledge of GIS vector and raster data model handling. It concentrates on the use of those spatial data in analyzing different environmental phenomenon. It emphasizes how to derive new information from existing dat,a, and handling them through interpolation methods and raster calculations. It will also involve the extraction of new knowledge in support of a decision making process through cell-based operations in an automated fashion using scripting and modeli,ng techniques.|
ES 590
Adv Geog Info Sys w/Lab
Provides students with the ability to apply GIS for spatial problem-solving in applied setting. Lecture- and application/project-based course. Lecture covers spatial modeling and analysis based on a raster data structure. Laboratory sessions introduc,e students to three-dimensional surface modeling, cost-distance analysis, runoff modeling, and diffusion analysis. Prerequisite: GEOG/ES 570. Spring, annually.|
FR 101
Special Topics
Experts on individual countries cover historical and contemporary developments on the European intellectual scene with regard to their relevance for the present American student generation. The special subject is announced at pre-registration. Open,to all students, and may be taken up to three times for credit, provided that different topics are offered. Course conducted in English. No prerequisite.|
FR 103
French Civilization
Introduces contemporary French society, enlightened by glimpses at France's rich history. A study of geography, politics, family life, immigration, art, music, literature, the current status of French feminism, and French media will help students de,fine and understand the multiple aspects of French identity. Course conducted in English. No prerequisite.|
FR 109
French Lit In Trans
A study of representative French literary works emphasizing the characters and ideas that have influenced both French literature and literature of other countries. Course conducted in English. No prerequisite. Fall, annually.|
FR 140
French Film
Surveys major French films with English subtitles, and provides an introduction to trends of French cinema. Emphasizes cultural differences between Francophone and Anglo-American cultures as revealed through film. Course conducted in English. No pr,erequisite. Fall, annually.|
FR 150
Intensive Elem French I
Equivalent to FR 151 and 152 combined. Fall, annually.|
FR 151
Elementary French I
Introduces the French language, emphasizing all language skills -- listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Each semester.|
FR 152
Elementary French II
Continuation of FR 151. Prerequisite: FR 151 or equivalent. Each semester.|
FR 153
Elementary Conversation
Conversational practice emphasizing communication skills. Designed for students who want to increase their aural-oral proficiency. May be taken concurrently with FR 251. Prerequisite: FR 152 or equivalent.|
FR 250
Intensive Inter Fr II
Equivalent to FR 251 and 252 combined. Prerequisite: FR 150 or FR 152, or equivalent. Spring, annually.|
FR 251
Intermed French I (French III)
Continuation of FR 152, with greater emphasis on reading and writing. Prerequisite: FR 150 or 152, or equivalent. Fall, annually.|
FR 252
Interm French II (French IV)
Continuation of FR 251. Prerequisite: FR 251 or equivalent. Spring, annually.|
FR 253
Business French
Study of the language needed to conduct common business transactions, and discuss financial and technological matters in French. Includes writing of business letters and reports in French. Emphasizes cultural differences between French and American, business practices. Prerequisite: FR 250 or 252, or equivalent.|
FR 257
French Immersion
This course consists of a week of intensive instruction in French language and culture, prior to a two-week trip to France. During this period, students will visit places of historical and cultural interest in the country, receive lectures on the hi,storical, cultural, artistic and literary importance of the sites visited, and conduct as much of thier daily routines in French as possible.|
FR 260
French Short Story
Study of 19th and 20th century French short stories. All readings, discussions, and assignments in French. Required for French and French education majors. Prerequisite: FR 250 or 252, or equivalent.|
FR 265
Inter Conversation
Practice creative language use in conversation to develop oral proficiency. May be substituted for FR 252, with permission of instructor. Required for French and French education majors. Prerequisite: FR 251 or equivalent.|
FR 270
Intro To French Phon & Pronun
Introduces the French phonetic system, including the study of phonemes, intonation, stress, and rhythm. Provides intensive aural/oral training through phonetic dictation with transcription in the International Phonetic Alphabet and practice in dicti,on. Introduces corrective phonetics. Recommended for French majors. Required for French education majors. Prerequisite: FR 252 or equivalent. Three-year cycle.|
FR 281
French for Oral & Writ Prof I
Intensive review of French grammar, designed to increase students' proficiency in all language skills with particular attention to intermediate speaking and writing. Readings cover a range of topics including French culture, history, current affairs,, and literature. One course in FR 281 or FR 282 is required for French and French education majors. Prerequisites: FR 250 or 252 or equivalent.|
FR 282
French for Oral & Writ Prof II
Continuation of FR 281. One course in FR 281 or FR 282 is required for French and French education majors. Prerequisite: FR 250 or 252 or equivalent.|
FR 301
French Civilization
Introduces contemporary French society, enlightened by glimpses at France's rich history. A study of geography, politics, family life, immigration, art, music, literature, the current status of French feminism, and French media will help students de,fine and understand the multiple aspects of French identity. Required for French and French education majors. Course conducted in French. Prerequisite: FR 250 or 252, or equivalent. Spring, two-year cycle.|
FR 302
Topics in French Lit & Culture
In-depth examination of a French literary movement, literary theme or cultural topic. This course may be taken up to three times for credit, provided that different topics are offered. Course taught in English. Assignment done in French for French, majors and minors. Prerequisite (only for French majors and minors): FR 250 or FR 252 or equivalent.|
FR 340
French Film
Surveys major French films with English subtitles, and provides an introduction to trends of French cinema. Emphasizes cultural differences between Francophone and Anglo-American cultures as revealed through film. Lectures in English; assignments i,n French. Prerequisite: FR 252 or permission of instructor. Fall, annually.|
FR 341
Surv Fren Lit Mid Ages To 17c
Survey and discussion of the main trends of French thought and literary expression from the Middle Ages to the seventeenth century. This course emphasizes the emergence and evolution of literary genres.|
FR 342
Surv Fren Lit 18th Cent To Pr
Survey and discussion of the main trends of French thought and literary expression from the Age of Enlightenment to Postmodernity. This course emphasizes the concepts of experimentation with subversion of the established literary genres.|
FR 353
Development French Drama
Examines development of French drama from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. Course conducted in French. Prerequisite: FR 252 or permission of instructor.|
FR 354
Develop Of French Novel
Study of the French novel, with selections from major works in the genre. Course conducted in French. Required for French and French education majors. Prerequisite: FR 252 or permission of instructor.|
FR 356
Development Fr Poetry
Study of French poetry from the Middle Ages to modern times. Introduces poetic form, from the ballad to free verse. Course conducted in French. Prerequisite: FR 252 or permission of instructor.|
FR 358
French Thinkers
Study of major French thinkers from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. Course conducted in French. Prerequisite: FR 252 or permission of instructor.|
FR 360
Canadian Writers
Study of the major trends in French Canadian theatre, prose, and poetry. Course conducted in French. Prerequisite: FR 252 or permission of instructor.|
FR 361
Black Writers French Lit
Study of the major trends in Francophone African literature. Includes selections from among the works of Jacques Roumain, Sembene Ousmane, Amadou Kourouma, Francis Bebey, Ferdinand Oyono, Leopold Sedar Senghor, Ame Cesaire, Leo Damas, Bernard DadiÄ,, and others. Lectures conducted in English; assignments in French for French majors or minors, in English for other students. Prerequisite: FR 252 or permission of instructor. Spring, annually.|
FR 400
Sr Sem in Lit, Ling & Cult Stu
Explores in a seminar setting a comparative literary, cultural, linguistic or pedagogical topic, including primary sources and relevant theory and criticism. The course teaches analytical and writing skills relevant to cultural, linguistic and liter,ary analysis. A major paper or unit plan is required of all participants. Required of senior majors in World Languages and Cultures. Prerequisite: Senior status during semester of enrollment, at least one 300-level course in the Department of Mod,ern Languages and Cultures.|
FR 451
Readings: French Lit
Selected readings determined in relation to the needs and interests of the individual student. Prerequisite: FR 252 or permission of instructor.|
FR 501
Spec Topics French Lit & Cult
In-depth examination of contemporary French and Francophone literary and cultural issues. May be taken up to three times for credit, provided that different topics are offered. Course taught in French.|
FR 551
Adv Supr Readings In Fren Lit
Selected readings determined by the needs and interests of the individual student.|
FR 557
Adv Fren Ling & Cult Immersion
This course consists of two weeks of intensive online instruction on French culture and civilzation, prior to a two week trip to France. During this immersion period, students will visit places of historical and cultural interest in the country, rec,eive lectures on the historical, cultural, artistic and literary importance of the sites visited, and conduct as much of their daily routines in French as possible. Courses offered to graduate students.|
GEOG 100
Intro World Geography
Provides an overview of important human and physical characteristics of the world's cultural realms. Examines issues of economic and social development, and religions and cultures found around the world in a regional or systematic context. Explores c,ontemporary environmental, political, and ethnic/racial problems.|
GEOG 115
Conservation
Integrates the social and natural sciences by examining the concepts, methodologies and history of the Conservation of Natural Resources. Includes soil, water, land, forest, wildlife, energy, clean air, and historic resources. Explores the many contr,oversial issues surrounding the management of public lands and regulation of private land. Examines the rational and logic of federal and state environmental laws. Every fall or spring. (Values Flag.)|
GEOG 210
Fund of Digital Mapping
Introduces the basic knowledge required to work with digital maps. General and specialized online and desktop mapping options are discussed, and an introduction to the geo-spatial technologies, including Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global P,ositioning Systems (GPS) and Remote Sensing is emphasized. The potential uses of those technologies in the areas such as environmental studies, forestry, marketing, demographics, and utilities are also presented.|
GEOG 225
Cartography I With Lab
Systematic study of basic concepts and components of thematic map-making. Emphasizes familiarization with and utilization of drafting instruments and equipment essential to map design and construction. Presents techniques of photographic reproduction, of student map projects. Two lectures and three hours of laboratory weekly. Prerequisite: GEOG 125 or consent of instructor. Offered annually.|
GEOG 244
Planning the Human Environment
The course introduces students to the theory and practice of urban and regional planning. Examines the means and ways of managing land resources with respect to enhancing the use of land for residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural purpos,es. The course focuses on comprehensive planning, planning strategies, planning analysis, regulatory systems and the preservation and conservation of land resources for future generations and for aesthetic purposes. The ecological implications of dev,elopment on natural resources is pivotal in the course in order to explain and analyze growth management practices in urban and rural communities. Offered occasionally.|
GEOG 257
U.S. & Canada
Analyzes geographic problems, natural and cultural, of the United States and Canada; the synthesis of physical, biotic, economic, and social patterns and problems of geographic regions of North America; the interrelationship of North American politic,al structures and their ties with the rest of the world. Each semester.|
GEOG 260
Economic Geog
Explores the production, exchange, and use of the basic commodities of the world; the relationship between the physical factors and economic conditions and the patterns of major economic activities, world trade, and trade routes; economic landscapes;, problems of economic development. Recommended for majors in economics, history, and political science. Every other year.|
GEOG 300
Special Topics
Topics of special interest in various areas of physical, human, or regional geography. Professor selects format most suitable to the study. Enrollment by consent of the instructor. Offered occasionally.|
GEOG 310
Sustainable Development
Examines the commonalities developing countries have faced and continue to face in their push toward development, particularly as they relate to the spatial aspects affecting the conditions of the development process. Analyzes theories of growth and,social and economic development, as well as the historical and contemporary relationship between the developed and the developing world. Discusses issues such as population growth and human settlement patterns, the rural/urban dichotomy, industrializ,ation and urbanization, regional trading blocks, transportation and development, and the socio-economic development planning. Examines the impact of cultural elements such as religion and the role of women in development. Writing intensive course. Pr|
GEOG 315
Human Geog:Race,Class,Ge
Focuses on methods and theories geographers have used to explore how social relations of race, class, and gender have been structured, influenced, and expressed spatially. Exposes students to social/spatial construction theories (the social construct,ion of race and gender, the social production of space, and the role of space in the construction of gender and race), and postmodern economic restructuring and its impact on the location and (race, class, and gender component of the) employment stru,cture of flexible industries. Explores contemporary theories on the role of race/gender and class intersection in the reproduction process, and the colonial and postcolonial geographies of gender and race. Writing intensive course. Prerequisite: None|
GEOG 325
Cartography II With Lab
A systematic study of the new dimensions of cartography in use today. Emphasizes the techniques used in the construction of three-dimensional maps and models of statistical surfaces, diagrams, cartograms, negative scribing, and color separation. Two,lectures and three hours of laboratory weekly. Prerequisites: Cartography I and consent of instructor. Every other year.|
GEOG 345
Computer Cartog w/Lab
Systematic study of the newest dimension of cartography in use today. Designing and constructing computer maps is an integral part of the course. Students create computer maps with a number of programs, including Atlas Graphics, Atlas Draw, Microam,,Map Info. PC Globe, PS USA, Systate, etc. Introduces the use of the digitizer. Prerequisite CIS 110 or equivalent course, or consent of the instructor. Every other spring.|
GEOG 358
Geography Of The Caribbean
Study of the Caribbean, with a special tour on the geography and the cultural and socio-economic aspects of the Caribbean. Emphasizes socio-economic history of slavery and the plantation economy, including issues of race relations and their spatial d,imensions. Traces the economic transition away from the plantation economy, the rise of an active black leadership, urbanization and urban planning in the region, attempts at economic and political regional integration, economic development strategie,s of small Caribbean islands, and the impact of tourism as the new mono culture of the region. Offered occasionally.|
GEOG 385
Climatology
Examines the major components of climate and climate change. Analyzes physical aspects of the atmosphere as a series of long-term weather phenomena. Studies regional characteristics of climate on the basis of worldwide weather patterns. Emphasizes, how applied aspects of climate demonstrate the interrelationships and importance of both physical and regional climatology to humankind. Also examines the causes of long-term climate change and variability. Acceptable for social science or natural, science credits. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or higher.|
GEOG 400
Intro Remote Sensing/Lab
Explores aerial photographs for geographic investigation of physical and cultural features of the landscape; the application of remote sensing to topographic and planimetric map construction, agricultural and land use identification, landform study,,and forestry. Each Fall Semester.|
GEOG 404
Soils With Lab
Comprehensively examines the classification, formation, and interpretation of soils. Students examine the processes of soil classification (both the zonal classification and the soil taxonomy classification), soil formation (parent material, climate,, slope, time and organic activity), and the interpretation of pedogenic sequences (as it relates to deposition, diagenesis, and climate change). Laboratory (one credit, two hours) complements lecture portion of the course. Emphasizes the field interp,retation of soils as well as the geochemistry and textual classification of soils. Prerequisites: ES 150 and 255 or permission of the instructor.|
GEOG 425
Adv Remote Sensing w/Lab
Examines satellite-based earth imaging instruments, data sources, and products, and their applications to land use management, geologic assessments, agriculture, forestry, soil resources, archeology, meteorology, and oceanography. Utilizes visual and, digital data. Prerequisite: GEOG 400 (can be waived by permission of instructor). Every Spring.|
GEOG 450
Field Geography w/Lab
Explores techniques essential to geographic field investigation. Emphasizes practical, first-hand experiences in the field where students learn the techniques and procedures of rural and urban land use, surveying, and field research. Prerequisites: c,onsent of instructor. Summer on demand.|
GEOG 460
Geospatial Data Handle & Integ
This course concentrates on how geographic data can be compiled from different sources into a GIS project. This includes geo-referencing scanned paper maps, translating the real-world into a geographic database, digitization of vector features, edit,ing attribute data, working with and integrating GIS data available from different online sources, and manipulating metadata.|
GEOG 470
Intro Geog Info Systems
Addresses basic concepts and principles of geographic information systems, data models, data structures, applications, and technical issues. Lab focuses on how these basic principles are implemented in a GIS. These include an entire sequence of build,ing spatial database: data capturing, editing, adding attributes, building topography, registering layers to real-world coordinates, making map compositions, data conversion, and basic analysis. Prerequisite: GEOG/ES 345 (can be waived by instructor),. Fall, annually.|
GEOG 481
Spatial Analysis & Modeling
This course builds upon previous knowledge of GIS vector and raster data model handling. It concentrates on the use of those spatial data in analyzing different environmental phenomenon. It emphasizes how to derive new information from existing dat,a, and handling them through interpolation methods and raster calculations. It will also involve the extraction of new knowledge in support of a decision making process through cell-based operations in an automated fashion using scripting and modeli,ng techniques.|
GEOG 490
Adv Geog Info Sys w/Lab
Provides students with the ability to apply GIS for spatial problem solving in applied settings. Lecture and application-/project-based. Lecture covers spatial modeling and analysis based on a raster data structure. Laboratory sessions introduce stud,ents to three-dimensional surface modeling, cost-distance analysis, runoff modeling, and diffusion analysis. Prerequisite: GEOG/ES 470. Each Spring Semester.|
GEOG 499
Sem: Meth In Geog Resear
Presents the opportunity for students with considerable interest and background in geography to utilize the various methods of analysis of the discipline to examine a concrete issue or research problem. Emphasizes analysis, synthesis, and communicati,on. Students produce a written report and give an oral presentation of their project. Prerequisites: Junior or senior status in geography or permission of instructor. Every other spring.|
GEOG 500
Intro Arphoto Int Rem Sens
Study and assessment of the physical and cultural features of the earth using satellite images and aerial photographs. Uses black and white photos, color infrared photos, and digital satellite images for planimetric map construction, agricultural and, vegetation studies, landform identification, land use assessment, and forestry. Laboratory activities include analysis of imagery in different zones of the electromagnetic spectrum, geometric correction of satellite images, and computer-assisted lan,d cover classification. Prerequisite: GEOG 125 or permission of instructor. Fall semester.|
GEOG 525
Adv Remote Sensing w/Lab
Builds on the content of Introduction to Air Photo Interpretation and Remote Sensing. Uses Earth imaging satellites, such as Lansat, SPOT, and Ikonos, and introduces new instruments, including Radarsat, Space Shuttle, and Space Station earth imagine,instruments. Examines various digital data sets including digital elevation models (DEMS), digital orthophotos and digital topographic maps. Students will work together on a drainage basin study to assess the sources of acid pollution using computer-,assisted land cover classification, manual photo interpretation, and field reconnaissance to identify trip mine areas and acid discharging oil/gas wells. Prerequisite: GEOG/ES 500. Spring, annually.|
GEOG 550
Field Geography w/Lab
Systematic study of techniques essential to geographic field investigation. Emphasizes practical, first-hand experiences in the field where students learn techniques and procedures of compass traversing, plane tabling, rural and urban land use survey,ing, and field research. Prerequisite: Cartography I and consent of instructor. Offered occasionally.|
GEOG 560
Geospatial Data Handle & Integ
This course concentrates on how geographic data can be compiled from different sources into a GIS project. This includes geo-referencing scanned paper maps, translating the real-world into a geographic database, digitization of vector features, edit,ing attribute data, working with and integrating GIS data available from different online sources, and manipulating metadata.|
GEOG 570
Intro Geog Info Systems
Addresses basic concepts and principles of geographic information systems, data models, data structures, applications, and technical issues. Lab focuses on how these basic principles are implemented in a GIS. Lab includes an entire sequence of buildi,ng spatial database: data capturing, editing, adding attributes, building topography, registering layers to real-world coordinates, making map compositions, data conversion, and basic analysis. Prerequisite: GEOG/ES 345 or permission of instructor. F,all, annually.|
GEOG 581
Spatial Analysis & Modeling
This course builds upon previous knowledge of GIS vector and raster data model handling. It concentrates on the use of those spatial data in analyzing different environmental phenomenon. It emphasizes how to derive new information from existing dat,a, and handling them through interpolation methods and raster calculations. It will also involve the extraction of new knowledge in support of a decision making process through cell-based operations in an automated fashion using scripting and modeli,ng techniques.|
GEOG 590
Adv Geog Info Sys w/Lab
Provides students with the ability to apply GIS for spatial problem-solving in applied setting. Lecture- and application/project-based course. Lecture covers spatial modeling and analysis based on a raster data structure. Laboratory sessions introduc,e students to three-dimensional surface modeling, cost-distance analysis, runoff modeling, and diffusion analysis. Prerequisite: GEOG/ES 570. Spring, annually.|
GER 1
German Elective I
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GER 2
German Elective II
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GER 3
German Elective III
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GER 4
German Elective IV
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GER 100
Intro Germ German
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GER 101
Special Topics
Experts on individual countries cover historical and contemporary developments on the European intellectual scene with regard to their relevance for the present American student generation. The special subject is announced at pre-registration. Open,to all students, and may be taken up to three times for credit, provided that different topics are offered. Course conducted in English. No prerequisite.|
GER 103
Ger Civilization & Cult
Introduces the geography, history, government, literature, and arts of German-speaking countries (Germany, Switzerland and Austria). Emphasizes comparison of the cultures and values of German societies to those of Anglo-American society. Conducted in, English. No prerequisite.|
GER 109
Germ Lit In Trans
Examines representative German literary works, emphasizing the characters and ideas that have influenced both German literature and the literature of other countries. Conducted in English. No prerequisite.|
GER 140
German Film
Surveys major German films with English subtitles. Through film, students learn about cultural and social changes in 20th-century German-speaking countries and become aware of differences between German and Anglo-American cultures. Conducted in Engli,sh. No prerequisite.|
GER 150
Intensive Elem Ger I
Equivalent to GER 151 and GER 152.|
GER 151
Elementary German I
Introduces the German language, emphasizing all language skills--listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Fall, annually.|
GER 152
Elementary German II
Continuation of GER 151. Prerequisite: GER 151 or equivalent. Spring, annually.|
GER 250
Intensive Inter Ger II
Equivalent to GER 251 and 252 combined. Prerequisite: GER 250 or 252, or equivalent.|
GER 251
Intermed German I (German III)
Continuation of GER 152, with greater emphasis on reading and writing. Prerequisite: GER 150 or 152, or equivalent. Fall, annually.|
GER 252
Interm German II (German IV)
Continuation of GER 251. Prerequisite: GER 251 or equivalent. Spring, annually.|
GER 254
Business German
A study of the language needed to conduct common business transactions, and discuss financial and technological matters in German. Requires writing of business letters and reports in German. Emphasizes cultural differences between German and American, business practices. Prerequisite: GER 250 or 252, or equivalent.|
GER 255
German Civ I
Introduces German society, enlightened by glimpses at Germany's rich history. A study of German geography, politics, family life, immigration, art, education, music, literature, and media helps students define and understand the multiple aspects of G,erman identity. Conducted in German. Prerequisite: GER 250 or 252, or equivalent.|
GER 256
Germanic Civ II
A complement to German 255, with greater emphasis on Germany's past.|
GER 257
German Immersion
This course, offered in Germany, will introduce students to German culture, including aspects of everyday life in Germany, as well as facilitate understanding of Germany's history and civilization through study of important monuments and urban design,. Prerequisite: GER 252 or permission of instructor. Pre-session, annually.|
GER 260
The German Short Story
Study of German short stories from the turn of the 19th century to the present. All readings, discussions, and assignments in German. Prerequisite: GER 250 or 252, or equivalent.|
GER 265
Inter Conversation
Practice creative language use in conversation to develop oral proficiency. May be substituted for GER 252 with permission of instructor. Prerequisite: GER 251 or equivalent.|
GER 270
Intro To German Phoe & Pronun
Introduces the German phonetic system, including the study of phonemes, intonation, stress, and rhythm. Intensive aural/oral training through phonetic dictation with transcription in the International Phonetic Alphabet and practice in diction. Introd,uces corrective phonetics. Prerequisite: GER 252 or equivalent.|
GER 302
Topics in German Lit & Culture
In-depth examination of a German literary movements, literary theme or cultural topic. This course may be taken up to three times for credit, provided that different topics are offered. Course taught in English. Assignments done in German for Germ,an majors and minors. Prerequisite (only for German majors and minors): GER 251 or GER 250.|
GER 307
German Conv & Comp I
Develops students' abilities in listening, speaking and writing German. This course emphasizes a variety of issues relating to modern Germany. Prerequisite: GER 250 or 252.|
GER 308
German Conv & Comp II
Continuation of GER 307. Prerequisite: GER 307 or permission of instructor|
GER 340
German Film
Surveys major German films with English subtitles. Through film, students learn about cultural and social changes in 20th-century German-speaking countries and become aware of differences between German and Anglo-American cultures. Lectures in Englis,h; assignments in German. Prerequisite: GER 250 or 252, or equivalent.|
GER 341
Surv Germ Lit Mid Ages To 18th
Survey and discussion of the main trends of German thought and literary expression from the Middle Ages through the Classical period. This course emphasizes the emergence and evolution of literary genres. Prerequisite: GER 250 or 252.|
GER 342
Surv Germ Lit 19th Cen To Pres
Survey and discussion of the main trends of German thought and literary expression from German Romanticism to Postmodernity. This course emphasizes the concepts of experimentation with and subversion of the established literary genres. Prerequisite,: GER 250 or 252.|
GER 353
Modern German Drama
German drama from the middle of the 19th century to the present, covering representative writers of the realist, naturalist, and expressionist movements, as well as selected contemporary writers. Prerequisite: GER 250 or 252 or permission of instruct,or.|
GER 355
German Romanticism
Study of German Romantic literature and philosophy, with consideration of their influences on American Romanticism. Prerequisite: GER 250 or 252 or permission of instructor.|
GER 358
Classical German Lit
Study of major authors and representative works from the golden age of German literature. Prerequisite: GER 250 or 252 or permission of instructor.|
GER 400
Sr Sem in Lit, Ling & Cult Stu
Explores in a seminar setting a comparative literary, cultural, linguistic or pedagogical topic, including primary sources and relevant theory and criticism. The course teaches analytical and writing skills relevant to cultural, linguistic and liter,ary analysis. A major paper or unit plan is required of all participants. Required of senior majors in World Languages and Cultures. Prerequisite: Senior status during semester of enrollment, at least one 300-level course in the Department of Mod,ern Languages and Cultures.|
GER 451
Readings: German Lit
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GER 501
Spec Topics German Lit & Cult
In-depth examination of contemporary German literary and cultural issues. May be taken up to three times for credit, provided that different topics are offered. Course taught in German.|
GER 551
Adv Supr Readings In Germ Lit
Selected readings determined by the needs and interests of the individual student.|
GER 557
Adv Germ Ling & Cult Immersion
This course consists of two weeks of intensive online instruction on German culture and civilization, prior to a two week trip to a German-speaking country. During this immersion period, students will visit places of historical =, cultural, artistic,, and literary importance of the sites visited, and conduct as much of their daily routines in German as possible. Course offered to graduate students.|
GS 109
Foreign Lit And Trans
Offered by the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, listed as FR 109, GER 109, or SPAN 109.|
GS 123
Intro-Locating Inf
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GS 140
Pers Money Mgmt & Cons Econ
Examines major aspects of personal financial management, including budgeting of income and expenditures, transactions, and relations with banks and other lending institutions, insurance and retirement plans, home ownership, personal taxes, savings, a,nd investment plans. B.S.B.A. majors may apply this course only as a free elective. Each semester.|
GS 222
Problem Solving
Investigates the elements of solving a variety of problems, beginning with closed problems such as puzzles or cryptograms and progressing through simple games and complex games to the complexities of open-ended problems of personal and political life,. Emphasizes development of proficiency in dealing with new situations and techniques through actual practice. No prerequisite. Each semester.|
GS 230
Special Topics
Experts on individual countries cover historical and contemporary developments on the European intellectual scene with regard to their relevance for the present American student generation. The special subject is announced at pre-registration. Open,to all students, and may be taken up to three times for credit, provided that different topics are offered. Course conducted in English. No prerequisite.|
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.|
GS 262
Intro To Serv Learning
Provides an overview of service learning. Presents history, legislation, and theory relevant to service in addition to the components and standards of service learning. Students will be prepared for service through readings in the subject area, sensi,tivity training, conflict resolution, and etiquette. Students will then spend 30 hours in community-based service activity at three of five priority sites. Students will reflect in writing upon their service and will attend weekly seminars. Prerequis,ite: ENG 110. On demand.|
GS 411
Science And Society
Describes the process of science as an ongoing and continuously developing means of describing the natural world. Examines what science is and how it is done. Promotes science literacy. Emphasizes written and oral communication skills as well as the,ability to understand important topics in science, along with the policy and ethical questions raised. Open to students in all academic areas.|
GU 160
Intro To Global Understanding
Introduces students to global perspectives that shape how we facilitate and coordinate interactions with people from different backgrounds through the use of verbal and nonverbal codes.|
GU 340
Global Understanding Seminar
Capstone course for the Minor in Global Understanding. Interdisciplinary seminar focused on the development of a research project to be implemented during a subsequent approved experience abroad. Students will identify a topic for their research pr,oject, develop a well-articulated prospectus and literature survey, and link with and secure the participation of a faculty advisor with whom they will work on this project. Prerequisite: GU 160|
GU 341
Global Understanding Res Proj
Under the supervision of a faculty advisor in their major area of study, students pursue a reseach project (defined in a proposal written as part of GU 340 - Seminar in Global Understanding) while on an approved experience abroad. The final products, of this research are a paper and oral presentation. Prerequisite: GU 340|
HIST 110
Com Hist Of Civ In Asia
Explores an overview of all of Asian history from the birth of civilization to the present. Emphasizes identification of a number of significant stages of historical development in the life of civilizations. Clarifies the socio-cultural subdivisions,within Asia. On demand.|
HIST 111
Ancient & Med Civ
Includes a survey of prehistoric cultures and civilization from its historical beginning to 1300. Presents a knowledge of the origins of the broad social, political, intellectual, and economic movements of the past from which the student may gain an,understanding of civilization today. Each semester.|
HIST 112
Early Modern Civ
A study of significant movements and events from 1300 to 1815. Emphasizes the interrelationships between cultures of various world regions. Stresses the influence of European development on other world areas. Each semester.|
HIST 113
Modern Civilization
A study of significant movements and events of 1789 to the present. Emphasizes interrelationships between the cultures of various world regions, with major attention on the influence European development has exerted on other world areas in the 19th a,nd 20th centuries. Each semester.|
HIST 120
U S To 1877
Surveys United States history from the period of exploration through the Reconstruction period. Each semester.|
HIST 121
U S Since 1877
Surveys United States history from Reconstruction to the present. Each semester.|
HIST 130
Africa To 1800
Explores the history of Africa and its people from ancient times through the Atlantic slave trade. Emphasizes understanding the impact of cultural/ethnic diversity on the development of this history. Examines historical questions concerning the early, record, migration, African kingdoms, trade and economy, impact of Islam on Africa, the European Age of Discovery, and the effects of the Atlantic slave trade upon African societies. On demand.|
HIST 131
Africa Since 1800
Explores the history of Africa and its people from the end of the Atlantic slave trade to the modern period. Includes the expansion of European influence on Africa during the 19th century, the partition of Africa, the many forms of African resistance, to European rule, the impact of the colonial era, African nationalism and independence struggles, and the challenges facing independent African states. On demand.|
HIST 215
Topics In History
Topical approach to the study of history, permitting students to pursue an in-depth examination of selected problems. Introductory level. On demand.|
HIST 217
History Of West Africa
Examines the history of West Africa from 800 A.D. to the present. Includes the introduction of Islam to West Africa; the internal factors which transformed local societies, states, and empires; the impact of European trade and imperialism; forms of r,esistance to colonial rule; the rise of nationalism and the struggle for independence; and the challenges of the post-independence period.|
HIST 254
Lat Amer Col Per
Surveys the development of Colonial Latin America from its discovery to 1825. Analyzes economic, social, political, and cultural development. Fall, alternate years.|
HIST 255
Lat Amer Nat Per
Emphasizes the history of the Latin American countries since 1825. Analyzes economic, social, political, and cultural development. Fall, alternate years.|
HIST 260
Nazism, Hitler & Holocas
Examines the Nazi Party from its beginnings in 1919, its gestation in the Weimar Republic period, and its supremacy in Germany, from 1933 to the end of World War II. Includes an examination of the social and intellectual background of Nazism. Emphasi,zes the personalities of the Third Reich leadership. Concludes with an examination of the Holocaust. Spring, annually.|
HIST 275
India Thru Ages
Examines the historical development of Indian civilization from its early origins to the coming of the Europeans. Emphasizes the classical period, religion, social organizations, and the ancient Hindu and medieval Muslim periods. Spring, alternate ye,ars.|
HIST 286
Mod China And Japan
Study of the transformation that has taken place in China and Japan in modern times as a result of an external impact as well as forces within Far Eastern societies. Spring, alternate years.|
HIST 298
Historical Methods
Introduces the research methods, utilization of historical sources, documentation, and writing skills necessary to complete a significant historical research project. Skills mastered in this course should enable students to improve the quality of all, writing and research required in all 300-level courses offered in the History Department. Focuses on American, European, or non-Western civilization, depending upon the instructor. Permission of instructor required. Required for all history majors.,Spring, annually.|
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.|
HIST 303
History Of Mexico
A history of Mexico from pre-Columbian times to the present. Emphasizes the rise and fall of advanced ancient civilizations, European conquest and colonialism, the struggle for independence, Mexico's social revolution, the rise of nationalism, and th,e current drive for modernization in the so-called Third World. No prerequisite. Spring, alternate years.|
HIST 304
Religio & Soc in Latin America
This course will examine Latin American religious traditions from the 15th century to the present. We will explore such themes as gender, indigenous resistance, church-state relations, and social movements. The course begins with an investigation of, pre-Columbian practices and the impact of European conquest and colonization on belief systems. This course also examines the influence of religious ideologies on colonial law, gender relations, early 19th century independence movements and 20th cen,tury revolutions. Prerequisite: sophomore standing or permission of instructor.|
HIST 305
Hist S Africa Since 1800
Examines the growth of the European population of the Cape Colony; Shaka's Zulu empire; the Great Trek of the Boers; the creation of new states; the discovery of gold and diamonds; the creation of modern South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, and Botswana,; the rise and fall of apartheid; and regional conflicts.|
HIST 310
Africa, Slavery & Trade
Explores the history of slavery within Africa from its origins to its end. Draws on recent historical and anthropological research to investigate such topics as links between internal slavery and the external slave trades; processes of enslavement; t,he positions and roles of slaves in African societies; the ideology of slavery; slave trading networks and markets within Africa; the effects of slavery on specific African societies; resistance to slavery; and the long-term consequences of slavery.,Fall Semester.|
HIST 312
Native American History
This course will examine the history of Native American societies from pre-contact to the present, focusing on the past and present diversity of Indian peoples. The course will examine indigenous social structures, languages, and religions. In addit,ion, the course will discuss historic changes in Indian societies as a result of contact with Europeans and Africans and their descendants. In the colonial period, topics covered will include first-contact situations, warfare, disease, and diplomacy,. Later topics will include nineteenth- and twentieth-century debates over education, assimilation, economic development, and sovereignty. Prerequisite: HIST 120 or 121. Fall or spring, alternate years.|
HIST 315
Topics In History
This course introduces students to new themes in the history of one of America's most tumultuous decades, the 1920's. From the end of World War One through the onset of the Great Depression, students examine the origins of modern America through a fo,cus on such topics as rebellious youth, feminism, and the Harlem Renaissance, as well as reactionary mindsets represented by the KKK. religious fundamentalists, and Prohibition.|
HIST 318
Ancient Greece
Examines development of ancient Greece from its earliest precursors in Mycenaean civilization, through the growth of the city-states of classical Greece, to its blending with other cultures in the Hellenistic World. Addresses political, social, and c,ultural developments, historical problems, and the historical narrative. Fall, alternate years.|
HIST 319
Roman History
Examines development of Rome from its foundation as a city-state in central Italy in the mid-eighth century B.C. to its conquest of the Mediterranean World as a republic and finally to the end of the Roman Empire in the West in the fifth century A.D., Addresses political, social, and cultural changes and will be historiographic as well as historic in outlook. Spring, alternate years.|
HIST 320
Medieval History
Surveys European development from 500 to 1300. Alternate falls.|
HIST 330
Eur Dur Renaiss & Reform
A study of the Renaissance and Reformation emphasizing the important political, social, economic, religious, and cultural forces that emerged during this period of transition and ushered in modern western culture. Emphasizes the evolution of modern s,tates, the rise of individualism, and the development of modern religious ideas and institutions.|
HIST 345
Europe 1815-1924
A study of the social, economic, political, religious, and cultural experiences of the European people from the Congress of Vienna to the death of Lenin. On demand.|
HIST 349
The American West
Study of the Old West of the 19th century and the West as a distinctive region in the 20th century. Emphasizes the continuing relationship to the East and on the geographic, economic, and cultural diversity within the West itself. Pioneers from the E,ast, Native Americas, immigrants from Europe, Mexico, and Asia, farmers, cowboys, and entrepreneurs will all have a place in the course. Romanticized myths of the West will be compared with historical realities. Prerequisite: HIST 120 or consent of t,he instructor. Fall Semester.|
HIST 350
Colonial America
A study of colonial history beginning with the European background of colonization and continuing through the American Revolution. Prerequisite: HIST 120 or consent of instructor.|
HIST 351
US: The Early Republic
A study of the Federalist Era, Jeffersonian and Jacksonian America. Examines the formation of the republic through the federal Constitution, the Jeffersonian revolution, and the age of Jackson. Analyzes the ideas and personalities that shaped the nat,ion. Prerequisite: HIST 120 or consent of instructor.|
HIST 352
Civil War & Reconstruct
A basic study of the growth of sectional differences between North and South from 1820 to 1850. Examines the failure of compromise efforts in the 1850s and the causes of secession. The war and the consequences of reconstruction policies to 1877 are t,raced in light of modern civil rights problems. Fall, alternate years. Prerequisite: HIST 120 or permission of Instructor.|
HIST 353
Us - Age Of Reform
A detailed look at the gilded age, populist, and progressive periods in American history. Examines the reform phenomena that characterized the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Emphasizes the motivation, objectives, accomplishments, and failures of, the various reform movements. Considers each reform group in the context of a period of rapid social and economic change. Prerequisite: HIST 121 or consent of instructor.|
HIST 357
Tudor/Stuart Engl
Examines the significant political, cultural, social, and religious developments in England from the accession of Henry VII to the death of Queen Anne and the transition to the House of Hanover. Spring, alternate years.|
HIST 363
Hist Of American Labor
Examines the history of American working men and women from the colonial period to the present. Explores the growth of the trade union movement and its socio-political and economic impact, and the nature of the work performed by labor and the way lab,oring people have lived. On demand.|
HIST 366
Russia Since 1815
Examines Russia's development during the 19th and 20th centuries. First part of course focuses on Russia and its people under the czar and the drift to revolution. Second part of course focuses on Soviet society and communism in theory and practice.|
HIST 367
Comparative Slavery
Introduces students to the history and diverse nature of slavery in North America and the Caribbean. Students analyze how the institution of slavery changed over time and differed by geographic region. Includes origins of the Atlantic slave trade and, the Caribbean's central role, interstate slave trade, slave cultures and communities, differences between rural and urban slavery, slave hiring, slaveholding by free people of color, and interlocked relationships between white people and people of c,olor. Prerequisite: HIST 120 or permission of instructor. Alternate years.|
HIST 369
African-Amer Hist 1865 To Pres
A survey of African-American history from 1865 to the present, with an emphasis on the evolving role of black people in the political, economic, social, and cultural development of the U.S. This course includes a close examination of the junctures i,n American history where the struggle to improve African-American life took on new meaning for society at large.|
HIST 370
History Of Mid East
Study of the early classical era by way of an advanced intensive exploration of the civilization in the Mediterranean East and Middle East. Introduces the religion of Judaism and Christianity in their political setting, and examines the cultural cont,ributions of the Semites, Greeks, and Romans. Stresses the Islamic age. Emphasizes modern identification of the countries that make this an explosive part of the world--Jordan, Israel, Lebanon, Iran, Iraq, Arabia, Syria, Egypt - and their relationshi,p to the great powers. On demand.|
HIST 371
Am Popular Cult, 1865-Pres
This course examines popular culture in the U.S. from the Civil War to the present, focusing specifically on its relationship to consumption, leisure, politics, race, class, gender, social movements, celebrity, and the corporate world. Topics are dr,awn from varied arenas of popular culture including sports, film, literature, art, theater music, photography, tourism, amusement venues, and advertising, among others. Prerequisite: HIST 121. Fall or Spring, alternate years.|
HIST 372
The American Revolution
This course provides undergraduates with a detailed narrative of the American Revolution. It evaluates the causes and consequences of the colonial rebellion against the British Empire in North America, and assesses the preconditions, constraints, an,d outcomes of the struggle for independence. Particular attention is given to the clash of values, interests, and ambitions that transformed the thirteen colonies into the United States. Moreover, significant themes of cultural, economic, military,, diplomatic, and political conflict are explored. Prerequisite: HIST 120. Fall or spring, alternate years.|
HIST 388
U.S. 1920 - 1960
This course surveys the principle social, political, cultural, and economic developments in American Society from 1920 to 1960. Topics include: social tensions and social conflicts during the 1920s; the impact of the Great Depression and the signifi,cance of the New Deal; isolationism and internationalism; America during World War II; the Cold War; McCarthyism; the Rise of the Civil Rights Movement; and the Affluent Society.|
HIST 389
U.S. 1960 To The Present
This course introduces students to the political, economic, social, and cultural forces that shaped America from 1960 to the present. Topics include John Kennedy and the New Frontier; Lyndon Johnson and the Great Society; the modern civil rights mov,ement; American involvement in Vietnam; the counterculture; Richard Nixon and Watergate; the end of the Cold War; the feminist and environmental movements; the New Right of the 19080s and the New Liberalism of the 1990s; and the Gulf War and war on t,errorism, among others.|
HIST 398
Quant Meth For Historian
Applies statistical techniques to historical research. Students briefly review basic statistical techniques; investigate, in depth, the application of statistical manipulation to historical data; and explore current historical research employing thes,e methods. Introduces students to computer applications of statistics through a social science software package in a hands-on lab. Focuses on the capabilities, appropriateness, and limitations of quantitative methods within the historical discipline., Prerequisite: CIS 217 and PSY 230 or ECON 221 or MATH 221 or 222.|
HIST 402
Independent Studies
Variable credit course gives students the opportunity to explore an area of special interest in history not covered by existing courses through field experience or independent study. Focus can be an historical topic and/or the development of skills t,hat aid historical research. Prior to enrolling in the course, students must develop a study plan in conjunction with the faculty member willing to serve as supervisor. The student will work under the direction of an appropriate faculty member. Credi,t will be given only when the project has been completed to the satisfaction of the project advisor. On demand.|
HIST 410
Historiography
Introduces historical method and theory. Explores a variety of interpretive theories and specialized approaches employed by contemporary historians to traditional and non-traditional problems. Emphasizes development of the student's critical abilitie,s. Permission of instructor required. Fall, annually.|
HIST 432
Vietnam War
This course examines U.S. involvement in Vietnam from 1945 to the present, with a primary focus on the Vietnam War and its political, economic, social, and cultural impact upon American society. Topics covered include the roots of Vietnamese revolut,ionary thought , the rise of Ho Chi Minh and communism in Vietnam, the French-Indochina War, U.S. military engagements from 1965 through 1973, the political and cultural antiwar movement in America, the peace accords, and the aftermath of the conflic,t, among others.|
HIST 460
Hist Of Religion In The U.S.
A study of American religious history from the colonial period to the present. Examines the histories of individual religious institutions and their interaction within their social and intellectual context, focusing upon the paradox of mainstream Ame,rican Protestantism within a pluralistic religious culture. Prerequisite: HIST 120 or permission of instructor. On demand.|
HIST 481
France: 1483-1715
Examines the significant political, cultural, social and religious developments in France from the accession of Charles VIII to the death of Louis XIV. No prerequisite. Alternate years.|
HIST 511
Sem In Anc & Medieval Europe
Survey of major historical problems in the history of ancient and medieval Europe (c. 3000 B.C.E.?1300 C.E.). Much attention devoted to historiographic problems in secondary scholarship as well as to primary sources. Students will write an in-depth p,aper or lesson plan. Course may be taken twice (with consent of instructor).|
HIST 512
Seminar In Early Modern Europe
Survey of major historical problems in the history of early modern Europe (1300?1789). Much attention devoted to historiographic problems in secondary scholarship as well as to primary sources. Students will write an in-depth paper or lesson plan. Co,urse may be taken twice (with consent of instructor).|
HIST 513
Seminar In Modern Europe
Survey of major historical problems in the history of modern Europe (1789?present). Much attention devoted to historiographic problems in secondary scholarship as well as to primary sources. Students will write an in-depth paper or lesson plan. Cours,e may be taken twice (with consent of instructor).|
HIST 520
Seminar In U.S. Hist To 1877
Survey of major historical problems in the history of the United States from colonial times to 1877. Much attention devoted to historiographic problems in secondary scholarship as well as to primary sources. Students will write an in-depth paper or,lesson plan. Course may be taken twice (with consent of instructor).|
HIST 521
Sem In U.S. History Since 1877
Survey of major historical problems in the history of the United States from 1877 to the present. Much attention devoted to historiographic problems in secondary scholarship as well as to primary sources. Students will write an in-depth paper or les,son plan. Course may be taken twice (with consent of instructor).|
HIST 530
Non-Western History
Survey of major historical problems in the the area of African, Asian, or Latin American history (depending on the instructor). Much attention devoted to historiographic problems in secondary scholarship as well as to primary sources. Students will,write an in-depth paper or lesson plan. Course may be taken twice (with consent of instructor).|
HIST 532
Vietnam War
This course examines U.S. involvement in Vietnam from 1945 to the present, with a primary focus on the Vietnam War and its political, economic, social, and cultural impact upon American society. Topics covered include the roots of Vietnamese revolut,ionary thought, the rise of Ho Chi Minh and communism in Vietnam, the French-Indochina War, U.S. military engagements from 1965 through 1973, the political and cultural antiwar movement in America, the peace accords, and the aftermath of the conflict,, among others. Prerequisite: Graduate student standing or permission of instsructor|
HIST 562
The Holocaust
Explores the social policy of Nazi Germany as it was applied to various minority groups. Includes an examination of the evolution of the concentration camp from political prisons to death factories. Special attention is paid to the experience of th,e Jewish victims.|
HIST 700
Thesis
Independent research project on an approved topic supervised by a faculty member. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. On demand.|
HON 125
Modes of Discourse
Interdisciplinary course integrates the student's production of both written and spoken discourse. Alternative method of teaching communication draws upon the skills of instructors from English and Speech, Communication & Theatre. Taken by freshman e,nrolled in the Honors Program, and will replace ENG 111 and SCT 113. (Not open to students who have taken ENG 111 or SCT 113.)|
HON 128
Modes of Discourse
An interdisciplinary course which aims to integrate the student's production of both written and spoken discourse. This course is an alternative method of teaching communication, and draws upon the skills of instructors from English and Speech Commu,nication. Taken by freshmen enrolled in the Honors Program, this course replaces both ENG 111 and SC 113. (Not open to students who have taken ENG 111 or SC 113.)|
HON 129
Modes of Discourse
An interdisciplinary course which aims to integrate the student's production of both written and spoken discourse. This course is an alternative method of teaching communication, and draws upon the skills of instructors from English and Speech Commu,nication. Taken by freshmen enrolled in the Honors Program, this course replaces both ENG 111 and SC 113. (Not open to students who have taken ENG 111 or SC 113.)|
HON 130
Spec Topics: Arts & Humanities
This Interdisciplinary course in the humanities is required of students enrolled in the Honors Program. Focuses is on human values, beliefs, and accomplishments as expressed in art, music, literature, philosophy, and religion.|
HON 131
Classic Works Requirement
This interdisciplinary course is designed as an alternative humanities offering to HON 130. Students must fulfill a requirement of attendance of music, dance, theatre, and film events, as well as a literature component. Course will be offered on an, as needed basis.|
HON 230
Speci Topics: Sci/Math
Interdisciplinary course in the natural sciences and/or mathematics. Focuses on basic principles in the natural sciences and/or mathematics and their development within the context of human civilization. Required of students in the Honors Program.|
HON 240
Spec Topics: Soc Sci
Interdisciplinary course in the social sciences. Focuses on human civilization from the perspective of the social scientist. Required of students enrolled in the Honors Program.|
HON 280
Special Topics
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HON 350
Junior Seminar
An interdisciplinary seminar foundational to the development of the Senior Project and career planning. It is crucial in bridging the Honors sequence with the final project as it develops presentation and portfolio skills while requiring students to, develop the prospectus for their senior project and linking with a faculty mentor. This course and/or study abroad required of all students in the Honors Program.|
HON 430
Special Topics
Focuses on a topic of interest to honors students.|
HON 450
Senior Project
A scholarly project of an interdisciplinary nature including the student's major area of study. A public presentation of the outcome of the project is required. Required of all students in the Honors Program.|
MAED 501
Teaching Sec Mathematics
Teachers will learn how to integrate a variety of different strategies in teaching secondary mathematics. They will improve their understanding of mathematical concepts and apply these instructional strategies to improving student understanding. Pr,erequisite: Certification in teaching math. Offered: Summers and occasionally Spring.|
MAED 511
Tech for Teaching Sec Math
This course is designed to give secondary mathematics teachers an in-depth look at the research on the impact of technology on teaching and learning mathematics. Students will learn how to develop and critique technology experiences and will be expo,sed to new technologies and programs that aid in teaching mathematics. Prerequisite: Certification in teaching secondary mathematics or permission of instructor.|
MAED 532
Teaching Statistical Reasoning
Quantitative Literacy (QL) has proven to be an exciting, standards-based approach for teaching statistical techniques in K-12 classrooms. Through stimulating practical activities, the TI-83 graphing calculator and the statistical software FATHOM, te,achers in this course will explore real data focusing on classification, graphing, sampling, probability, simulation, and inference. This direct involvement and in-depth training will enable teachers to experience first-hand the value of QL and gain, confidence in their abilities to incorporate it into their classrooms. The course will include a fall follow up session where teachers report the use of a quantitative reasoning activity in their own classroom. Prerequisite: certification in teac|
MAED 537
Geometry/Trig For Sec Ed Tchrs
The course will visit axiom systems, review the core theorems of high school geometry, consider advanced topics in Euclidean Geometry, explore Non-Euclidean Geometries, examine Area and Transformations, look at trigonometry and have student presentat,ions of a relatively new geometric topic. Computer software (Geometer's Sketchpad, Kaliedomania, maple, ...) will be at teh center of the students work. Prerequisite: Admission into the program or permission of the instructor. Offered: Summer.|
MAED 540
Discrete Math For Tchrs 7-12
A course to review and develop a sound mathematical foundation for discrete mathematics topics covered in secondary school mathematics.|
MAED 550
Pre-Algebra For Teacher
Teachers will learn how to integrate a variety of different strategies in teaching concepts found in pre algebra (grades 6-8). They will improve their understanding of the mathematical concepts from an advanced perspective and apply these instructio,nal strategies to improving student understanding. Prerequisite: certification in teaching-mathematics teachers who are presently teachers of grades 5-9. Offered: Summer.|
MAED 551
Algebra & Number Thy for Tchrs
Students will examine pedagogy and use recent technology to reinforce their understanding of algebra and number theory topics covered in high school algebra and how to present them to their students. They will develop a deeper understanding of the p,rinciples underlying these topics, allowing them greater ability to adapt their teaching to meet the changing needs of their students. Additionally, they will look at the effects that technology is having on the subject matter taught and the methods, of teaching it. Prerequisite: MATH 451 or equivalent.|
MAED 556
Research in Math Tch & Learn
Students will investigate the research in mathematics teaching and learning that has been conducted in the last century, and particularly in the last three decades. Through this investigation, students will become more aware of critical issues withi,n the field of mathematics education. Various areas will be considered, including teachers' knowledge and beliefs, students' learning in number theory, rational numbers, algebra, and geometry, technology in mathematics education, and issues of affec,t and gender. Prerequisite: Certification in Secondary Mathematics or permission of instructor. Offered: Summer|
MAED 571
Analysis for Teachers
This course is designed to give secondary mathematics teachers an in-depth look at the analysis covered in the secondary mathematics curriculum. The concept of the function will be covered in great detail. This course will also cover the historical, development of calculus to gain greater insight into the fundamental theories of calculus (secondary level). Prerequisite: certification in teaching secondary mathematics or permission of instructor.|
MAED 581
Problem Solving
The course is designed to give students experience solving novel and often open-ended problems in multiple ways. Posing and solving problems drawn from rational numbers, number theory, algebra, measurement and geometry will help students to reinforc,e and integrate various strands of their high school mathematics curriculum and to reason and communicate more effectively. Prerequisite: Certification in Secondary Mathematics Education or ED 339: Meth of Teach & Eval Math and permission of instru,ctor. Offered: Summer|
MAED 585
App & Math Model For Teacher
A course to use mathematics in representing and solving real world problems. Mathematical concepts from middle school and high school mathematics will be applied to problems in social, physical, and biological sciences. Pedagogical and assessment i,ssues will be studied. Prerequisite: Certification in teaching mathematics, or mathematical science teachers in grades 7 through 12. Highly recommended: calculus, linear algebra, differential equations, or statistics. Offered: Summer.|
MAED 590
Historical Dev Of Mathematics
Students will explore the development of mathematics, from the early development of numeration systems to modern mathematics. They will learn how the technology and culture of different places and times affected the topics developed as well as the m,ethods used. Students will also discuss and develop ways to incorporate this information into their classroom teaching and to encourage cross disciplinary connections. Prerequisite: Degree in mathematical sciences or permission.|
MARS 320
Marine Geology
Sedimentary and tectonic characteristics of the continental margins and deep ocean basins; sediment transport and deposition in marine environments; marine geophysical methods at sea; marine mineral resources. Prerequisite: Introductory Geology and O,ceanography. Summer, on demand.|
MARS 341
Marine Biology
Deals briefly with the history of marine biology, and with the interrelationship of chemical and physical oceanography and marine biology. Marine habitats will be studied in more detail with reference to the adaptations of plant and animal inhabitan,ts. Course taught at the Marine Science Consortium (MSC), Wallops Island, Virginia.|
MARS 345
Marine Ornithology
An introductory course on the bird fauna of the sea coast, including avian diversity and ecology. Students will learn to identify coastal birds using plumage, behavior and songs. Lecture material will include information on distribution, behavior,,physiology and anatomy of birds. Course taught at the Marine Science Consortium (MSC), Wallops Island, Virginia.|
MARS 360
Marine Ecology
Interrelationships among animals, plants, and physical and chemical aspects of the environment will be studied, with an emphasis on adaptations for survival which are unique to the marine environment. Zoogeography and food chain interactions will al,so be studied with some emphasis placed on the impacts of human activities. Course taught at the Marine Science Consortium (MSC), Wallops Island, Virginia.|
MARS 403
Research Diver Methods
Study and practice of aquatic research methods using SCUBA as a tool. Advanced research diving topics include areas such as navigation, search and recovery, underwater photography, survey methods, estimating population parameters, and data acquisiti,on while under water. Specific research techniques will be presented in the context of specific aquatic research project conducted by students under the director of the instructor. Each summer.|
MARS 431
Ecology Of Marine Plankton
Study of the phytoplankton and zooplankton in marine and brackish environments. Qualitative and quantitative comparisons will be made between the planktonic populations of various types of habitats in relation to primary and secondary productivity., Course taught at the Marine Science Consortium (MSC), Wallops Island, Virginia.|
MARS 443
Marine Ichthyology
Study of the internal and external structure of fishes, their classification and evolutionary relationships, their ecology and behavior, their physiology and environmental requirements, and their distribution patterns in marine and brackish environme,nts. Course taught at the Marine Science Consortium (MSC), Wallops Island, Virginia.|
MARS 471
Scan Electron Microscop Marine
Trains students in the use of a portable scanning electron microscope (PSEMII), including principles of operation and use the SEM, preparation of geological and biological samples for imaging, size and shape analysis, and elemental and mineralogical,analysis with the energy dispersive X-ray spectrometer (EDX). The latter portion of the course is dedicated to the design and execution of independent research projects in investigating a problem in marine science using the SEM and/or EDX. Course ta,ught at the Marine Science Consortium (MSC), Wallops Island, Virginia.|
MATH 10
Prep For College Math
Covers basic arithmetic and geometic principles necessary for the subsequent study of introductory algebra and other more advanced courses requiring a basic mathematics competency. Emphasizes decreasing mathematics anxiety, developing mathematics tex,t-reading abilities, including the study of vocabulary unique to the mathematics discipline, developing estimation skills, interpreting data, mental mathematics, and critical thinking. Major learning modalities are written response, calculator use an,d experimentation, analysis activities, and problem-solving.|
MATH 50
Basic Algebra
Introduces basic arithmetic and algebraic concepts, including an introduction to real numbers and algebraic expressions, solving equations and inequalities, polynomials, factoring, graphing, and systems of equations. Credits in this course do not cou,nt toward general education or graduation. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement determined by the Mathematics Department. Each semester.|
MATH 110
Intermediate Algebra
Covers topics in algebra beyond the introductory level, yet less than the precalculus level. No student who has satisfactorily completed MATH 131 or a higher-numbered mathematics course may subsequently receive credit for MATH 110. Prerequisite: C or, better in MATH 050 or satisfactory score on the department's placement examination. Each semester.|
MATH 111
Math Conc Grades K-8
Examines operations and properties of integers, fractions, and decimals. Includes elementary set theory, number theory, and functions. Covers conceptual foundations of the numerical content of the mathematics curriculum in the elementary and middle g,rades, emphasizing problem solving. MATH 111 is the first in a two-part sequence; the study of measurement, geometry, data gathering, and other topics are included in MATH 211. Prerequisite: C or better in MATH 050 or satisfactory score on the depart,mental placement examination. Each semester.|
MATH 112
Excursions Math
Acquaints students with the nature and scope of modern mathematics and its applications. Emphasizes concepts and understanding rather than acquisition of techniques. Prerequisite: C or better in MATH 050 or satisfactory score on the departmental plac,ement examination. Each semester.|
MATH 113
Quantitative Reasoning
Helps students develop quantitative reasoning skills. Core content, common to all sections, covers elements of descriptive statistics with particular emphasis on the representation and interpretation of data. Additional topics, covered at the instr,uctor's discretion, may include basic finance, probability, and logic. Prerequisite: MATH 112. Each semester.|
MATH 117
Mathematics for Health Science
Mathematics for Health Sciences (MATH 117), a three (3) credit course, will prepare students in health science related majors for the mathematical applications within the healthcare field. Topics that will be included are algebra; fractions and frac,tional equations; ratios and proportions; percentages, variation; relationships among systems of measure; scientific notation; logarithms; calculation of dosages; and basic geometry, graphing, and statistics. The course will incorporate real world ex,amples in an effort to foster the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills necessary for success in today's healthcare space. Concepts included will be relevant for the various discipline specific certification exams. Prerequisite|
MATH 131
Applied Finite Math
Covers mathematical techniques with special applications in business and related areas. Includes matrices, linear programming, and mathematics of finance. Prerequisite: MATH 110 or satisfactory score on the departmental placement examination. Each se,mester.|
MATH 170
Algebra & Trig Mid Sch Tchrs
Investigates topics in algebra and trigonometry including rational expressions, exponential equations, linear equations and systems of linear equations, and right triangle trigonometry. This course is specifically designed to prepare students for to,pics in algebra and trigonometry that are encountered in the middle school classroom. Prerequisite: MATH 110 or equivalent Mathematics Department Placement and enrollment in the College of Education and Human Services.|
MATH 171
Precalculus
Prepares students for calculus by covering high school algebra, functions, inequalities, analytic trigonometry, logarithms, elementary theory of equations, complex numbers, and mathematical induction. Prerequisite: MATH 110 or satisfactory score on t,he departmental placement examination. Each semester.|
MATH 200
Reasoning & Proof In Math
Students will explore mathematical reasoning and learn the basic logic behind mathematical proofs. Prerequisite: MATH 111 and 170 or equivalent. Restricted to students in the College of Education and Human Services.|
MATH 201
Technology in Teaching Math
Investigates the use of technology in the practice of teaching mathematics. Topics will include the appropriate use of technology to both present and study mathematics. Prerequisite: MATH 110 or equivalent Mathematics Department Placement and enro,llment in the College of Education and Human Services.|
MATH 211
Fund Topics In K-8 Math
Investigates selected topics considered essential to the basic mathematics curriculum in the elementary and middle grades. Includes introductions to mathematical reasoning, additional problem-solving techniques, probability and data analysis, geometr,y and measurement. Math 211 is the second in a two-part sequence beginning with MATH 111. Prerequisite: MATH 111. Each semester.|
MATH 212
Intuitive Geometry
Intuitive overview of geometry; Euclid's Axioms, exploration of relationships, measurement and coordinate geometries, geometrics on other surfaces, and geometry in nature and art. Prerequisite: Any 100-level mathematics course. On demand.|
MATH 213
Intuitive Calculus
Explores development of the basic properties of the real number system and the calculus, including functions, sequences, limits, continuity, integrals, and derivatives. Examines topics graphically, symbolically, and numerically. Prerequisite: Any 100,-level mathematics course. On demand.|
MATH 214
Finite Math
Introduces basic properties of finite mathematics, including logic, counting techniques, elementary probability, and application to social and computer science. Prerequisite: Any 100-level mathematics course. On demand.|
MATH 215
Math Concept Lab
Develops certain concepts of mathematics using an activity-oriented approach. Conducted in a laboratory atmosphere. Includes the rational number system, number theory, induction, measurement, geometric shapes. On demand. Prerequisite: Any 100-level, mathematics course.|
MATH 216
Prob Solv Strat In Math
An introduction to the problem solving nature of mathematics. Focus is on using quantitative reasoning and intuitive logical thought techniques to solve problems (rather than formal rigid processes). Selected topics may include, but are not limited t,o, set theory, algebra, geometry, number theory, mathematical puzzles and games, estimation, and infinity. Prerequisite: 'C' or better in MATH 110 or equivalent mathematics placement and enrollment in the College of Education and Human Services.|
MATH 217
Historical Dev of Math Teacher
Investigates topics in the history of mathematics, including development of number systems, development of important fields of mathematics. Some important mathematical ideas and developments will be seen as products of their times. Prerequisite: M,ATH 211. Restricted to students in the College of Education and Human Services.|
MATH 221
Elementary Applied Stats
Examines basic principles and methods of statistical analysis useful in the social sciences, biology, and education. Designed specifically for students not majoring in mathematics. Prerequisite: C or better in MATH 050 or satisfactory score on the de,partmental placement examination. Each semester.|
MATH 222
Elem Nonparametric Stats
Examines statistical methods for experiments that yield small samples and/or ordinal data, methods for dealing with data from unknown or intractable distributions and the basis for a well-designed experiment. Prerequisite: C or better in MATH 050 or,satisfactory score on the departmental placement examination. Spring, odd-numbered years.|
MATH 225
Elem Survey Sampling
Addresses the problems of bias--in both the mathematics and the survey designs, while introducing the student to the major survey designs. Prerequisite: MATH 221, 222, or 321 or permission of instructor. Spring, even-numbered years.|
MATH 232
Calculus Bus I
Examines differential calculus with application to business and the social sciences. Topics include limits, derivatives, maxima and minima, and an introduction to integration. MATH 232-3 are designed for students outside the natural sciences. Prerequ,isite: MATH 110 or adequate placement in the mathematics placement examination. Each semester.|
MATH 233
Calculus Bus II
Applies integral calculus to business and the social sciences. Includes rules of integration, definite and indefinite integrals, series, and partial derivatives. MATH 232-3 are designed for students outside the natural sciences. Prerequisite: MATH 23,2 or the equivalent. Each semester.|
MATH 260
Applied Calculus
Covers the concepts and applications of differential and integral calculus. Includes derivatives and their applications, integrals and their applications, integration techniques, numerical integration, and the calculus of several variables. For stude,nts in the social, behavioral, and biomedical sciences. Prerequisite: MATH 171 or satisfactory score on the departmental placement examination. Each semester.|
MATH 270
Calculus I
Covers elementary analytic geometry, limits, continuity, differentiability, applications, definition of the Riemann integral, and the fundamental theorem of Calculus. Students in mathematics and sciences and better-prepared students in other discipli,nes are encouraged to select MATH 270-271 instead. Prerequisite: C or better in MATH 171 or satisfactory score on the departmental placement examination. Each semester.|
MATH 271
Calculus II
Reviews limits and definition of the Reimann integral. Covers applications, integration techniques, and topics in analytic geometry. Prerequisite: MATH 270. Each semester.|
MATH 272
Calculus III
Reviews sequences and series. Analyzes geometry of 3-space, vectors, vector functions, basic properties of limits, continuous and differentiable functions of several variables, and multiple integrals. Prerequisite: MATH 271. Each semester.|
MATH 285
Mathematical Modeling
Develops higher-level problem solving strategies using mathematics to solve real world problems. Applications from diverse disciplines will be represented by mathematical models that will then be solved and analyzed in the context of each problem. Pr,erequisite: ENG 110 (or equivalent) and one of either MATH 270 or 260, both with grades of C or better. Annually.|
MATH 290
Calculus Workshop
Overview of the calculus sequence that allows students to examine problems in differential and integral calculus by applying simultaneously the methods learned from the entire sequence. Discusses some new topics and techniques in analysis. Prerequisi,te: MATH 272. Annually.|
MATH 295
Projects In Mathematics
The course is designed to provide undergraduates with practical experience in the real-world use of Mathematics. Students will work on projects that provide exposure to emerging areas of Mathematics such as Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Modeling,, Industrial Mathematics, Computational Science, and Mathematical Programming. A maximum of eight credits in this course may be applied toward graduation. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Each semester.|
MATH 300
Intro To Advanced Math
Rigorous approach to the study of the standard methods of mathematical proof applied to topics in the theory of numbers, sets, functions, and analysis. Prerequisite: MATH 271. Every semester.|
MATH 321
Inter Applied Stats I
Provides an overview of the basic theory and application of mathematical statistics. Emphasizes understanding and applying basic statistical theory. Prerequisite: MATH 271. Fall, annually.|
MATH 322
Intermed Statistics II
Examines in further detail the analysis of variance, factorial experiments, and multiple regression. Prerequisite: MATH 321 (MATH 221/222 with instructor's permission). Spring, even-numbered years.|
MATH 340
Discrete Math Structures
Introduces sets, relations, functions, combinations, graphs, and trees, emphasizing concrete models. Includes computer algorithms and mathematical structures useful in computer science. Designed for students in both mathematics and computer science.,Prerequisites: MATH 300 and CPSC 201.|
MATH 350
Differentl Equat
Studies first order differential equations, linear differential equations of higher order, and systems of differential equations. Prerequisite: MATH 272. Spring, annually.|
MATH 357
Modern Geometry
Axiomatic treatment of topics in geometry. Prerequisite: MATH 300.|
MATH 360
Num Meth In Math I
Examines types of error, calculus of finite differences, numerical evaluation of integrals, algorithms for the solution of algebraic equations, and systems of algebraic equations with applications to selected problems and computer programming of algo,rithms. Prerequisite: MATH 271. Each Spring Semester (360); on demand (460).|
MATH 370
Linear Algebra
Introduces systems of linear equations, vector spaces, linear transformations, matrices, determinants, eigen vectors, and eigen values. Prerequisite: MATH 271. Each semester.|
MATH 390
Junior Seminar In Mathematics
This course is an introduction to the literature in Mathematics and Mathematics Education. Students will read a collection of articles or chapters of books with topics ranging from history, applications, and creativity, to research in mathematics ed,ucation and nature of mathematics. Students will write short papers that provide their reactions and insights about the materials from each reading assignment. Each student is also required to choose a topic for the Senior Seminar. Prerequisite:,6 hours of 300-level or higher mathematics courses and the consent of the mathematics department chair.|
MATH 421
Mathematical Stats I
Explores basic concepts of elementary probability, probability in finite spaces, conditional probability, independent trials, sophisticated counting, and probability in relation to random variables. Prerequisites: MATH 272 and MATH 300. Fall, even-nu,mbered years.|
MATH 422
Mathematical Stats II
Analyzes mathematical expectation, discrete and continuous random variables, probability densities, sampling distributions, point estimations, interval estimations, tests of hypotheses, regression and correlation, analysis of variation, and moment-ge,nerating functions. Prerequisite: MATH 421. Spring, odd-numbered years.|
MATH 451
Modern Algebra I
Introduces groups, rings, integral domains, and fields. Emphasizes rigorous proof and logical methods. Prerequisite: MATH 300. Fall and spring, respectively.|
MATH 452
Modern Algebra II
Introduces groups, rings, integral domains, and fields. Emphasizes rigorous proof and logical methods. Prerequisite: MATH 300. Fall and spring, respectively.|
MATH 454
Theory Of Numbers
Examines factorization, congruence, quadratic reciprocity, number theoretic functions, diophantine equations, and continued fractions. Prerequisite: MATH 300.|
MATH 459
Intro To Complex Var
Covers the complex plane, analytic functions, poles, residues, and their applications, including the fundamental theorem of algebra. Prerequisites: MATH 272 and 300.|
MATH 460
Numerical Meth Math II
Examines types of error, calculus of finite differences, numerical evaluation of integrals, algorithms for the solution of algebraic equations, and systems of algebraic equations with applications to selected problems and computer programming of algo,rithms. Prerequisite: MATH 271. Each Spring Semester (360); on demand (460).|
MATH 471
Intro Real Anal I
Covers limits, continuity, differentiability, integrability, and convergence for functions of a real variable and several variables. Prerequisites: MATH 272 and 300.|
MATH 472
Intro Real Anal II
Covers limits, continuity, differentiability, integrability, and convergence for functions of a real variable and several variables. Prerequisites: MATH 272 and 300.|
MATH 473
Elem Topology
Explores topological spaces, metric spaces, compactness, and connectedness. Prerequisites: MATH 272 and MATH 300.|
MATH 480
Special Topics
Offers special topics reflecting the interests of the students. The specific topic to be covered each term will be announced in advance. Prerequisites: MATH 272 and permission of the instructor.|
MATH 490
Seminar I
Individual study under faculty supervision. MATH 390, 12 hours of 300-level or above mathematics courses and written consent of the department chair.|
MATH 491
Seminar II
Seminar in mathematics. Oral and written presentations are required.|
MATH 492
Seminar III
Seminar in mathematics. Oral and written presentations are required.|
MATH 495
Industrial Mathematics Wksp
Serves as the capstone course for students in the Industrial Mathematics Program. Students work to find solutions to problems originating from business, industry, medicine, and government. Requires written and oral presentations. Prerequisites: Compl,etion of MATH 270, 271, 272 (all with C or better), MATH 300, 12 credit hours of mathematics numbered above MATH 300, and permission of instructor. Fall, annually.|
MATH 499
Independent Study
Individual study under faculty supervision. Prerequisites: 12 hours of math numbered 300 or above and written consent of the department chair.|
MATH 530
New Math
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MATH 531
Topics In Geom
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MATH 532
Statistics
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MATH 533
Found H.S. Math
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MATH 541
Rec Math
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MATH 553
Real Variables I
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MATH 554
Real Variables II
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MATH 555
Topology I
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MATH 557
Infinite Series
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MATH 559
Com Variables I
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MATH 561
Abstract Alg I
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MATH 562
Abstract Alg II
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MATH 563
Linear Algebra
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MATH 569
Math Logic
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MATH 573
Numerical Anal
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MATH 575
Alge Num Theory I
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MATH 580
Seminar
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MATH 590
Individual Research
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MC 100
Making Connections
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MMAJ 100
Intro To Mass Media
Systematic study of mass media and their support industries. Includes historical and critical perspectives of legal, ethical and social issues surrounding the influence of the mass media on audiences, characteristics and functions of the mass media,,career options, employment trends, and competencies required of a mass media professionals. Each semester.|
MMAJ 101
Mass Media And Society
Investigates elements of the relationship between the mass media, message producers, and their audience, including effects of mass media messages (aural, visual, and textual media). Covers the media professions, and explores variables including mess,age meaning, environment, and technology. Requires students to apply theoretical concepts to practical problems. Each semester.|
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.|
MMAJ 202
Media Production Planning
MMAJ 202, Media Production Planning is a survey class of Graphic Design, Web, Film and Video production processes. Students will learn specific steps for those types of productions as well as how those processes can help to coordinate projects in Ad,vertising, Public Relations, Journalism and other media. Students will also learn real-world management principles, and fundamental budgeting and scheduling skills. Prerequisite: MMAJ 270|
MMAJ 208
Intro To Film
This course is designed to help the student become literate in the language of film. It will introduce terminology, history, theory and technology of film. The student will take a critical look at the cinema, and will analyze the theory and techniq,ues used by directors and writers, critique a variety of works in a number of film genres.|
MMAJ 249
News Reporting
This course develops basic reporting skills for beginning journalism students including interviewing, gathering and verifying information, covering a beat, and coverage of various types of news. The focus of the course is to help students develop in,-field news reporting techniques. Prerequisite: MMAJ 140|
MMAJ 270
Temporal Media
Provides initial instruction on communicating via motion and passage of time. Includes the syntax of motion and production techniques in video and animation. Each semester.|
MMAJ 302
Film Production Planning
This course is designed to give the student practice instruction in the process of film production. All aspects of film production are covered from pre-production to post-production, including location scouting, casting sessions and on-location stag,ing. Special emphasis is placed on roles and responsibilities of personnel.|
MMAJ 311
Broadcasting Prin & Pract
Overview of the broadcasting industry, including history, technical aspects, station and network organization, sales, ratings, programming, and social and ethical influences. A foundation course for radio-TV career preparation, related fields of comm,unication, and the development of knowledgeable consumers of broadcast media. Prerequisites: COMM 100. Annually|
MMAJ 312
P R Prin & Practice
Provides fundamental instruction in public relations practices, including program planning and evaluation, working with the media, writing for public relations, and coordinating special events and functions. Explores the structure, ethics, and proces,s of public relations in business, institutions, and American society through readings and discussion. Prerequisite: COMM 100 and grade of C or above in MMAJ 140. Note: Undergraduate students completing COMM 312 may enroll in COMM 551. Annually|
MMAJ 313
Journalism Prin & Pract
Examines the history and theory of the practice of journalism paying particular attention to First Amendment issues, the language of the media, changing conditions of information, ethics, and closely examining the role and organizations of a democrat,ic press. Prerequisite: MMAJ 100 or 101.|
MMAJ 314
Advertising Prin And Practices
Introduces students to the basic principles, theories and applications of the advertising field. Examines advertisings historical background, planning and management, media strategies, creative development, international issues, and social and legal, effects. Prerequisite: MMAJ 100 or MMAJ 101|
MMAJ 320
Communication Research
Introduces students to quantitative research principles guiding mass communication professionals working in areas such as broadcasting, public relations, advertising and journalism. Topics include audience measurement principles, polling research, su,rvey construction and analysis, focus group research, mass media content analysis, and statistical analysis. Calculator required. Prerequisites: MMAJ 100 or 101.|
MMAJ 324
New Mass Media Tech & Prof
Introduces students to new mass media technologies that are changing the role of mass communication professionals working in broadcasting, public relations, advertising, and journalism. Topics include evolving mass media implementations of the Intern,et to reach audiences, evolving copyright issues and their impact on the mass media; discussion of new World Wide Web technologies such as animation formats, streaming media, and digital video production; new digital technologies and formats for broa,dcasting, and new multimedia technologies. Developing careers and challenges to older professions will be discussed in the context of mass media industry trends. Prerequisite: MMAJ 100 or 101. On demand.|
MMAJ 331
Media Ethics & Responsibility
Prepares future professional communicators to make informed media decisions. Provides a historical, legal, cultural, and philosophical context for judgment of continuing and emerging issues in mass media fields, and creates an experimental frame thro,ugh discussion, simulation, and modeling. No prerequisites.|
MMAJ 339
Global Mass Communication
Enables students to effectively interact with the new culturally diverse audience and workforce in the American business and industry. Covers the latest innovatively designed resources on cultural diversity, global mass communication competencies, an,d positive attitudes. Includes imaginative conceptualization techniques of designing mass media messages suited to the new realities of cultural diversity. Prerequisite: Junior standing.|
MMAJ 340
Newswriting
Explores the principles and practice of evaluating, gathering, and writing the fundamental news story and news feature. Includes the preparation of copy for publication, interviewing, and laboratory experience. Prerequisite: MMAJ 140|
MMAJ 341
Publications Editing
Provides fundamental instruction in editing skills, copy editing, headline writing, typography, photographs, copy control, and layout. Examines the role and responsibilities of the editor. Prerequisite: MMAJ 140.|
MMAJ 344
Investigative Journalism
Focuses on the skill and techniques used to gather in-depth information for investigative reporting. Students will learn interviewing research, and organizational skills. In addition, the legalities and practicalities of information access will be,covered. All of these skills will culminate in the production of an investigative journalism project spanning both written and recorded media. Prerequisite: MMAJ 202 and 340.|
MMAJ 345
Newswriting for Internet Media
This course develops reporting, writing and editing skills for internet delivery. Students understand the continuum of the cycle of news demanded by internet news sources, and the fundamental differences between online and traditional media. The int,ernet requires reporters and writers to think differently about the structure, appearance and detail in news stories. Students will report, write and edit news stories for the internet that are interactive and nonlinear. Prerequisite: MMAJ 140|
MMAJ 351
Field Production
Provides students with training in television production and experience in the application of communication theory and production techniques. Integrates skills in writing, photography, audio and graphics in a total production context. Prerequisite:, MMAJ 270.|
MMAJ 353
Studio Production
Develop basic skills in studio production techniques, including producing, crew positions, lighting, and on-camera talent. Prerequisite: MMAJ 270.|
MMAJ 354
Audio Production
Covers theory and advanced techniques of audio production for radio and video, from conception through completion, emphasizing multitrack, non-destructive and non-linear production. Prerequisite: MMAJ 270.|
MMAJ 355
Cinematography
This course further develops skills in digital/film production by examining the use of lenses, light meters, advanced lighting techniques, and low-tech special effects. Students produce a number of projects that employ thesetechniques. The student,will be able to provide shooting and lighting support to any kind of production and create a DVD resume reel.|
MMAJ 357
Digital/Film Editing
This course is designed to introduce and research the various aspects of digital and film postproduction editing. The course will include the aestheitcs and techniques of editing, application of editin techniques on Final Cut Pro, the video signal a,nd components, and the role of the editor. Final Cut Pro certification is possible upon successful completion of this course and the Final Cut Prio certification exam.|
MMAJ 370
Narrative Structure
This course examines narrative screenwriting through all components of story and mythic structure and exemplar film scripts. Character development in relation to narrative structures is studies. Substantial writing is realized in the production of,a synopsis, treatment and other pieces in preparation of a feature-length film script. Several major script components are also written.|
MMAJ 371
Publications Design
This course teaches principles of visual communication in print and electronic publications. Students gain design and production skills through extensive application of these principles to a wide variety of publications. Prerequisite: MMAJ 140.|
MMAJ 372
Screenwriting
This course is designed to concentrate on the development, execution and formatting of a narrative short script. Designed in a lecture/workshop format, students will produce a polished log line, synopsis, treatment, character profiles, and twenty-mi,nute screenplay, The course will also cover distribution, marketing strategies, and pitching a script.|
MMAJ 375
Photography
Provides basic principles of photography and intermediate principles of photojournalism. Study of camera and digital photography processing using programs such as Photoshop including the production of photographes for news, advertising, scientific, a,nd instructional use. Camera required. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.|
MMAJ 417
Public Relations Campaigns
This course explores the processes of public relations research, strategic planning, tactics and evaluation in creating and managing PR campaigns. Students will integrate theory and professional skills by analyzing existing PR campaigns and current,events. The course culminates in a PR campaign that students create for an actual client. Prerequisites: MMAJ 140, MMAJ 312 and MMAJ 443 with a grade of C or above in each course.|
MMAJ 418
Advertising Campaign
Provides theory and skills to create an advertising campaign for a selected product or service. Students will study and analyze existing advertising campaigns, write creative briefs, and conduct media planning and research. Students will learn to uti,lize traditional media (print, broadcast and outdoor), as well as nontraditional media (the Internet and other interactive media) to create effective campaigns. The course culminates in a comprehensive advertising campaign that students create for an, actual client. Prerequisites: MMAJ 140, MMAJ 314 and MMAJ 446, with a grade of C or above in each course.|
MMAJ 422
Communication Law
Introduces students to legal principles guiding mass communication professionals working in areas such as broadcasting, public relations, advertising, and journalism. Includes legal principles related to freedom of the press, libel, privacy, copyrigh,t, access to government documents, the rules and regulations of the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission, and the impact of new media technologies on legal principles concerning First Amendment, copyright, privacy, and m,ass media regulations. Prerequisites: COMM 100 and 101. Each semester.|
MMAJ 424
Mass Media Critical Analysis
Explores critical methodologies and analysis of electronic media content and programming, emphasizing aesthetic, historical, social, cultural, and industrial factors affecting audience response. Prerequisite: MMAJ 100 or 101|
MMAJ 425
Mass Communication Theory
Provides survey and evaluation of current theories of mass communication, examining the role and application of each in mass media products, development and industries. Students explore theories relative to the emergence of the mass press, the effec,ts of mass communication, and media in contemporary society. Prerequisite: COMM 100|
MMAJ 426
Telecommunications Policy
Provides a foundation in the U.S. policymaking process in telecommunications (broadcasting, cable, telephone, and the Internet). Examines the impact of technology and social influences on policymaking and the theoretical perspectives that drive poli,cymaking. Prerequisite: MMAJ 100 or 101|
MMAJ 427
Ethnicity, Gender & The Media
This course investigates the role of ethnicity and gender in a variety of media. The course critically analyzes how the media have historically portrayed women and people of color, how they portray these groups today in a diverse, global media envir,onment, and how these portrayals have influenced public opinion and public policy. The course also examines the historical and current role of women and minority communities in the media business.|
MMAJ 430
Public Relations Ethics
Addresses ethics and professional responsibility in public relations. Through study of theory, cases and current events, students will learn to identify the ethical and moral dimensions of issues that arise in the practice of public relations. Studen,ts will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to reach and justify ethical decisions, and a sense of personal and professional responsibility. Prerequisites: MMAJ 140, MMAJ 312 and MMAJ 443, with a grade of C or above in each course. Annually|
MMAJ 438
Media Design For Organizations
Develops skills in devising communication strategies to design and develop an organization's media programs for training purposes. Skill areas include drafting communication objectives, developing plans for using communication media for training, and, evaluating communication media used for effectiveness. Emphasizes applying skills to produce communication media for training programs. Prerequisite: COMM 320 or permission of instructor.|
MMAJ 441
Adv Media Writing
Extensive work in research, writing, and marketing of written products for magazines, newspapers, and other publications. Requires selection and acquisition of appropriate photographs and graphics to complement the articles. Prerequisites: MMAJ 140.,Spring, annually.|
MMAJ 442
Newswriting Electronic Media
Provides students with advanced instruction and experience in writing and reporting news for radio and television. Topics include script types and formats, leads, writing for the eye and ear, interviewing techniques, feature writing, packages, reade,rs and teasers and investigative research and reporting techniques. Prerequisites: MMAJ 140.|
MMAJ 443
Public Relations Writing
Provides students with instruction and experience in writing for the public relations and advertising professions. Projects include news releases, media kits, advertisements, newsletters, brochures, and web pages. Coursework also stresses ethical and, legal responsibilities of the public relations writer, research, persuasion, and visual elements of communication. Prerequisites: MMAJ 100 or 101, and 140.|
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.|
MMAJ 445
Digital/Film Producing
This course will explore all aspects of the role of the producer for film. The student will examine the business of film production, from the development of script proposals through final distribution. The student will become involved in all areas,of script breakdown, storyboard development, planning, budgets and legal aspects.Prerequisite MMAJ 302|
MMAJ 446
Advertising Copywriting
Introduces student to the theories and skills required to write effective advertising copy to market products, services and ideas. Students will learn copywriting techniques for media forms that are both traditional (print, broadcast and outdoor), as, well as nontraditional (Internet and other interactive media). Topics include research, creative concepts and execution. Prerequisites: MMAJ 312 or MMAJ 314.|
MMAJ 448
Integrated Comm Campaigns
This course provides theory and skills to create an integrated communication campaign for a selected product, company, person or service. Students will explore the processes of research, strategic planning, tactics and evaluation in creating and man,aging integrated communication campaigns. Students will study and analyze existing campaigns and the course culminates in an integrated communication campaign developed for an actual client. The integrated approach to campaigns assists students in,practicing skills in public relations and advertising. Prerequisite: MMAJ 443 or MMAJ 446.|
MMAJ 455
Digital/Film Directing
This course is designed to provide the students with hands-on experience as a single camera director. Students will critique professional directors and examine directing theories and techniques. Students will apply theory and techniques of script b,reakdown, directing talent and blocking, camera placement, shot execution and communication of the director's vision to crew and talent. Students will direcy a narrative short or one-act screenplay.|
MMAJ 473
Documentary Film
This course surveys the history, theory and style/genres of documentaries and reviews documentary production techniques culminating in individual student ten to twenty minute documentary productions. Prerequisites: MMAJ 445 and MMAJ 455|
MMAJ 474
Advanced Web Site Design
Provides students with advanced design strategies and techniques for implementing world wide web sites. Topics include advanced strategies for structuring web sites aimed at journalism, broadcasting, corporate, and public relations functions, structu,ral designs to meet a variety of audience needs, working with advanced web design layout strategies and techniques, and implementing web-based multimedia formats. Prerequisite: COMM 444. On demand.|
MMAJ 475
Presentation Graphics
Design and production of graphic materials for the presentation of information in training sessions, sales and stockholder meetings, and other small and large group situations. May be taken concurrently with SCT 214.|
MMAJ 476
Short Film
A film production course. Students will make up a crew that will produce a feature-style film short. The capstone course in the film concentration applies previous coursework and experience to the creation of a major work and will allow students th,e full expression of the concentration. Prerequisite: MMAJ 445, 455.|
MMAJ 482
Internship
Students apply theory and techniques to communication tasks of a cooperating business, industry, agency, or institution. Students must obtain approval of a detailed proposal before registering for the course. The determination of credit hour producti,on is to be made in consultation with the internship advisor, in compliance with the media organization's policies, and in consideration of the intensity of the internship experience. Prerequisites: 80 credits completed, and a minimum of 2.5 QPA.|
MMAJ 491
Independent Study
Allows imaginative students to structure an independent research project in the area of communication with a minimum of faculty supervision. A proposal specifying objectives, methods, and evaluation techniques must be submitted to and approved by the, student's advisor and dean.|
MMAJ 495
Senior Portfolio
This capstone course enables students to develop their work utilizing the theory and application techniques of planning, writing, producing and directing to complete their digital/film portfolio for the B.F.A. exhibit. Prerequisites: MMAJ 4455 and,MMAJ 455|
MMAJ 499
Special Topics
Focuses on a single, broad contemporary topic of current interest in communication and related fields. Course content varies from semester to semester. Topics to be considered will be announced in advance. May be taken three times for credit.|
MMAJ 524
Crit Analy Of Mass Media
This course focuses on critical frames of analysis applied to various mass media messages, such as film, recordings, television, and print media. Rhetorical, semiotic, idealogical, and dramatistic modes of analysis are applied in historical and curr,ent media contexts. Focus may be made on a specific medium.|
MMAJ 525
Mass Communication Theory
This course provides introduction and examination of the major theories relevant in the study of mass communication. Students understand the application and relevance of these theories in the industries, practices and effects of the mass media.|
MMAJ 540
Prin Of Inst Design & Ed Tech
This course focuses on systematic procedures for designing, developing, evaluating and revising instruction to meet identified goals and objectives for promoting educational technology. Instructional design theories and applications will be examined,. The appropriateness and production of both projected and non-projected multimedia will be explored in the production of instructional solutions for the targeted audience including the K-12 community and other training and development learning envi,ronments. Fall, annually.|
MMAJ 548
Media Strat For Distance Comm
This course will explore the various media strategies used to deliver distance learning and other distance communications. Learners will examine the various modes of delivering information from printed correspondence to the newer media technologies.,Media will be analyzed to determine the best delivery system for specific audiences and various communication goals. Every other year.|
MMAJ 551
Public Relations Foundations
Focuses on the roles and responsibilities of public relations professionals, theories and prniciples of public relations, and public relations programming. Students will work to develop knowledge, expertise and skills that lead to professional compet,ence in the field. As part of their study, students will also consider the legal and ethical dimensions of public relations.|
MMAJ 552
Journalism Foundations
Provides students with a historical, theoretical and practical overview of the traditional principles and practices of journalism and an analysis of the applicability of those characteristics in today's media environment. This course will focus on a, critical examination of the history, principles and practices of American journalism. It will address the functions of the press in a democratic society, and students will examine the structure and nature of the press and media's relationship with,government and the public.|
MMAJ 556
Trng Pgm Plan & Design
Investigates various theories of learning and instructional strategies used in training in corporate organizations and educational environments. The participant will identify a method appropriate to his or her content area, and plan and design an ins,tructional system suited to adult learners in an in-service training environment.|
MMAJ 558
Society, Law & Media Tch
This course will examine the social impact and regulation of media technology in society. The course will explore the relationships between societal uses of media technology, the law that addresses media technology issues and the role of media in lar,ger communication and mass media systems. Every other year.|
MMAJ 559
Mgmt Comm Process
This course will define and apply the general principles of management-planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling - to the design and administration of communication organizations and communication functions. This course relates behavi,oral variables to the understanding and motivation of employees.|
MMAJ 560
Audio & Tv Production
Develops basic skills in audio, ENG, and television production. A variety of projects in both media concentrates on proper equipment operation and recording and editing techniques.|
MMAJ 565
Photo & Grahic Prod
Provides an integrated introduction into graphic and photographic production techniques. Layout, design, and composition techniques will be developed.|
MMAJ 572
Design Www Media
This course will prepare students to design web-based media. Students will learn to structure web sites, layout copy, use color and text effectively, position images, and deploy sound and video on pages as necessary.|
MMAJ 573
Publ Relat Ethics & Prof Resp
Addresses the ethical and moral dimensions of the public relations practice, and prepares students to understand the ethical responsibilities of the public relations professional. Through case studies, analysis of current events, and hands-on exerci,ses, this course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to reach and justify ethical decisions in a range of situations. Throughout, students work to build a sense of personal and professional responsibility in public relations.,Prerequisite: MMAJ 551|
MMAJ 574
Publ Rela Cases & Campaigns
Using public relations cases and campaigns as models, this course examines the development of public relations strategies along with the tactical communications and actions that were instituted to achieve organizational goals. Public relations progr,ams directed toward employees, the news media, the community, the consumer, governmental officials and agencies, stockholders and other relevant groups are included in the course. Prerequisite: MMAJ 551|
MMAJ 575
Prin of Integrated Comm
This course examines the theories and techniques of integrated communications, including public relations, advertising, marketing, sales promotions, and personal selling. It explores how all forms of communications work together to achieve organizat,ional objectives and contribute to its overall brand. In this course, students will also learn how to research and evaluate a company's marketing and promotional situation, and use this information to develop effective integrated communications stra,tegies and programs. Prerequisite: MMAJ 551|
MMAJ 580
Applied Design & Prod
This course will prepare students to design and produce multimedia programs for communication functions. It will explore the research concerning interactive multimedia as a delivery medium, and examine key elements of program design, pre-production,, production, and evaluation.|
MMAJ 591
Independent Study
Allows the imaginative student to structure an independent research project in the area of communication with a minimum of faculty supervision. A proposal specifying objectives, methods, and evaluation techniques must be submitted and approved by the, student?s advisor prior to enrolling in the course. 1 or 2 credit hours.|
MMAJ 599
Special Topics
Focuses on a single, broad contemporary topic of current interest in communication and related fields. Course content varies from semester to semester. Topics to be considered wil be announced in advance. May be taken three times for credit. No p,rerequisite.|
MMAJ 621
Mass Comm Research
Examines research in mass communication and develops competencies in research methods. Topics include statistical analysis, experimental and survey research methods in communication, content analysis, and evaluation of mass media technology in commu,nication.|
MMAJ 641
Professional Comm Writing
This course provides advanced instruction in communication writing for use in a range of media-related careers. It focuses on the methodology and execution of specific projects professionals are likely to encounter in the workplace including speeche,s, grants, visual presentations and research reports. Prerequisities: COMM 551, COMM 525|
MMAJ 642
Adv Public Relations Writing
Provides advanced instruction in writing for the public relations profession. Focuses on the methodology and execution of specific projects including news releases and media kits, crisis communication plans, backgrounders, annual reports, feature st,ories, speeches and presentations, and websites. Stresses planning and research, message strategy, and ethical and legal responsibilities. Students will produce written pieces suitable for a professional portfolio. Prerequisite: MMAJ 551|
MMAJ 650
Adv Technology Applications
This course develops advanced skills to support instructional technology programs. Coursework will cover areas such as advanced microcomputer applications, internet concepts as they apply to instructional technology, and PC operating system issues re,lated to instructional technology. The focus will be on computers and related technologies used in educational and training environments. Prerequisite: COMM 545, or permission of instructor. Summers/spring annually.|
MMAJ 651
Deploying Info Tech Infras
Focuses on the strategies involved in the provisioning and maintenance of information technology infrastructure. Provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to plan, organize, implement and control information technology resources. Key, topics include identifying information infrastructure; defining the range of information technology leadership roles; and illustrating current best practices for managing information technology assets. Offered annually.|
MMAJ 657
Adv Appl Design & Prod
Incorporates advanced design and production skills. Students produce more complex communication materials for multimedia projects. Prerequisites: COMM 580 or permission of instructor.|
MMAJ 692
Sem In Comm Ed & Mass Media
Focuses on critical examination of issues, research, and innovations in the field of communication education and mass media technology.|
MMAJ 700
Thesis
Requires the student to conduct a research study in communication, using acceptable research methods and under the supervision of a faculty member and committee; permission to enroll in this course is by invitation of the graduate faculty in the Depa,rtment of Communication. This course is one of three options to complete the degree requirements in the graduate program. Prerequisite: COMM 621. Three or six credits a semester for an overall total of six credits.|
MMAJ 701
Comm Internship
Provides practical experience in the supervision and operations of some aspect of a communication/ instructional system program. A proposal specifying objectives, methods, and evaluation techniques must be submitted and approved by the student's adv,isor and the cooperating agency prior to enrolling in the course. The course is one of three options to complete degree requirements in the graduate program. Students may take three credits in two consecutive semesters or six credits in one semester,. Prerequisite: MMAJ 621.|
MMAJ 702
Communication Portfolio
Requires student to prepare a portfolio of professional materials, including written documentation outlining the purpose and application of the materials. Students will produce professional-quality media products, such as video programs, multimedia,programs, printed materials, audio programs, or web-based products. Students enrolled in this course must also complete a comprehensive examination. This course is one of three options to complete degree requirements in the graduate program. Prere,quisite: MMAJ 621|
MS 110
Intro To Military Science
Surveys the organization of the United States Army and the role of the military in today's society, emphasizing the customs and traditions of the Army and the fundamentals of leadership. Students study land navigation, physical fitness, and military, bearing; values and ethics, Army Life and communications. Leadership labs reinforce classroom instruction.|
MS 112
Fund Of Military Science
A progressive course that explores concepts that must be applied by the officer corps of the United States Army. Students learn basic soldier skills and leadership techniques and gain an appreciation for teh institutional values and procedures that,define the Professional Army Ethic.|
MS 201
Fund Tact Oper & Leader Tech
For the second year Military Science student. Designed to provide practical application of fundamental leadership techniques in preparation for the advanced course of Military Science and future service as an Officer in the U.S. Army. Students will, learn oral and written communication skills and leadership fundamentals in the classroom, practicing them at weekly leadership labs. The goal of the curriculum and training is to enhance supervisory skills that can be applied in a management positi,on in a civilian or military career. The focus will be on individual leadership development and small group leadership techniques used to train and motivate teams within larger organizations.|
MS 202
Natl Sec & Fund Mil Topography
The study of national security concepts, policies, and the national decision-making process with emphasis on national resources, national will, and economic factors, included will be a study of response options. Fundamentals of military topography i,ncluding the use of military maps to determine topographic features, to conduct land navigation, and to perform terrain analysis will be covered. Also, see Leadership Laboratory.|
MS 301
Leadership in Modern Learning
A progressive course where students conduct practical application of principles of leadership/management as applied in classroom and field to include case studies in psychological, physiological, and sociological factors that affect human behavior.,Individually and in groups, students solve leadership problems common to small units. Students participate in class and in Leadership Labs. The Military science department provides the textbook for the class, titled Leadership and Problem Solving,,MS 301 and all other materials and uniforms required for the course.|
MS 302
Adv Ldrshp Plan & Mod Combat
A progressive course where students continue the practical application of principles of leadership/management as applied in classroom and field environments. It offers an analysis of the leader's role in directing and coordinating efforts of individ,uals and small units in the execution of offensive and defensive tactical missions, to include command and control systems, the military team, and communications techniques. Students participate in class and in Leadership Labs. The Military science, department provides the textbook for the class, titled Leadership and Ethics, MS 302 and all other materials and uniforms required for the course.|
MS 305
Fund Of Organ Leadership
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MS 401
Mgmt of Military Complex
A progressive course where students conduct practical application of principles of leadership/management as applied in the classroom and the field. Continues the leader development process and prepares cadets for the transition from cadet to second,lieutenant, solidifying their commitment to officership, reinforcing individual competencies, and affording practical officer leadership experience. By the end of the course, cadets will have a better understanding of a wide range of military operat,ions and their purposes. Individually and in groups, students solve leadership problems common to small units. Students participate in class and in Leadership Labs. The Military science department provides the textbook for the class, titled Leader|
MS 402
Sem In Military Mgmt & Anal
A progressive course where students continue the practical application of principles of leadership/management as applied in classroom and field environments. Students analyze the use of military assets in world affairs to include importance of strat,egic mobility and neutralization of insurgent movements. Students assess and solve management problems regarding military justice, administration, and the obligations and responsibilities of an officer. Students participate in class and in Leadersh,ip Labs. The Military science department provides the textbook for the class, titled Officership, MS 402 and all other materials and uniforms required for the course.|
MT 401
Clin Micro
Explores identification and clinical pathology of bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites. Presents techniques to isolate, stain, culture, and determine antimicrobial susceptibility. Includes instrumentation and quality control.|
MT 402
Clin Chem
Examines enzymology, endocrinology, biochemistry of lipids, carbohydrates and proteins, metabolism of nitrogenous end products, physiology and metabolism of fluids and electrolytes, and toxicology as related to the body and diseases. Includes colorim,etry, spectrophotometry, electrophoresis, chromatography, automation, and quality control.|
MT 403
Clin Hemo
Analyzes the composition and functions of blood; diseases related to blood disorders; the role of platelets and coagulation. Includes manual and automated techniques of diagnostic tests for abnormalities.|
MT 404
Clin Imm
Examines blood antigens, antibodies, crossmatching, hemolytic diseases, and related diagnostic tests. Includes an in-depth study of blood donor service and its many facets such as transfusions, medico-legal aspects, etc.|
MT 405
Clin Imm/Serv
Explores immune response, immunoglobulins, autoimmunity and complement, and related tests and diseases. Includes survey and demonstration of serological diagnostic tests.|
MT 406
Clin Seminar
Other courses which are not included in the above (such as orientation, laboratory management, education, clinical microscopy) are unique to the individual hospital program.|
MUS 110
Appled Music Seminar
Student recital series satisfies departmental requirement. All music students must elect this course Each semester in residence as an extension of their curricular and performance activities. Music majors experience and/or perform music literature of, all periods appropriate to their instrument or voice.|
MUS 111
Intro To Music
Introduces the enjoyment and understanding of music. Uses recordings, concerts, and other media. No prerequisite courses or special abilities required. Each semester.|
MUS 112
Intro To African-Ame Mus
Introduces the enjoyment and understanding of African-American music. Uses audio-visual materials to provide examples of musical styles presented. Non-performance course. No prerequisites. Each semester.|
MUS 113
History Of Rock Music
Surveys rock music from its origins to the present. Focuses on musical developments within the genre, as well as, historical, sociological, literary and other cultural influences related to this subject. No prerequisite. Fall, annually.|
MUS 114
Intro To World Music
Introduces traditional and contemporary musical styles from Algeria to Zanzibar. Examines the diversity of styles such as Zouk, Soukour, Salsa, Rai, and Zydeco to name a few. Introduces the myriad of styles collectively known as World Music. No prere,quisite. Spring, annually.|
MUS 125
Found Of Musicianship
Basic training for the music major, to precede the study of MUS 126. Rigorous, hands-on course fosters mastering essential skills, including theory fundamentals, sight singing, and ear training. Intended as a prerequisite to the theory sequence curre,ntly in place. Students may be granted an exemption via a theory exam. Fall, annually.|
MUS 126
Music Theory I
Introduces fundamental elements of music construction, function, and analysis. Covers scale construction and identification, triad and seventh chord construction and identification, elements of rhythm, functional harmony, and voice leading. Prerequis,ite: Music majors or by permission. Fall, annually.|
MUS 127
Music Theory II
Continuation of Music Theory I. Provides students with fundamental knowledge of music construction and analysis. Covers voice leading, non-chord tones, diatonic seventh chords, secondary functions, modulations, phrase/period structure, cadences, and,simple forms (binary and ternary). Prerequisite: MUS 126, Grade of C or better. Spring, annually.|
MUS 128
Aural Skills I
Aural skills are essential to the success of all students studying music. Covers melodic and harmonic interval recognition, scale recognition and identification, triad recognition and identification, sight singing (melodic and rhythmic), melodic dict,ation, and rhythmic dictation. Should be taken concurrently with MUS 126. Prerequisite: Music majors or by permission. Fall, annually.|
MUS 129
Aural Skills II
Continuation of Aural Skills I. Covers interval recognition, triad and seventh chord recognition (root position and inversions), sight singing, melodic dictation, harmonic dictation, and error detection. Prerequisite: MUS 128, Grade of C or better. S,pring, annually.|
MUS 131
Fund Of Music
Examines the basic vocabulary of music fundamentals: notation, scale structures, key signatures, triads and seventh chords, rhythm and meter, harmony and its functions, intervals, sight-singing and ear training, dynamics, transposition, and practical, application by use of a keyboard instrument. No prerequisite. Each semester.|
MUS 132
Chamber Singers
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.|
MUS 160
Piano Class I
Serves two categories of students: the non-piano music major and the non-music major. The purpose for both is the same: teaching piano to beginners in such a manner that they attain an acceptable degree of elementary technical proficiency at the keyb,oard, a basic knowledge of fundamental scales and chords, and a burgeoning comprehension of the existence and desirability of musicianship. Stresses the development of basic keyboard skills and upon a musical performance on all levels of performance., Limited to 12 students; therefore the possibility exists that a non-music major may be required to reschedule the class so freshman/sophomore music majors can elect the class to meet curriculum requirements. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent backg|
MUS 161
Piano Class II
Helps students develop the ability to perform the skills begun in Piano Class I at a more advanced level. Prerequisite: MUS 160, Piano Class I, or permission of instructor. Each semester.|
MUS 182
Voice Class
Gives students an approach to vocal methods in order to eliminate problems. Teaches students to treat their voices as instruments. Designed for the student with little or no vocal training. Emphasizes development of the vocal instrument and artistic, quality at all levels of performance proficiency. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or permission of instructor.|
MUS 220
Piano Class III
Continues developing skills acquired in Piano Class II to prepare music majors for piano competency exam, including sight reading, transposition, technique, and repertoire. Prerequisite: MUS 161. Each semester.|
MUS 221
Piano Skills Seminar
Continues group instruction in preparation of the Piano Competency Exam for music majors. Continues development of functional and applied piano skills including piano technique, chording, harmonization, and accompaniment skills. Credits earned do not, apply toward graduation. Prerequisite: MUS 220 or MUSA 125. Each semester.|
MUS 224
Music In Elem Classroom
Investigates the pertinent fundamentals of music which can be incorporated by the non-music teacher. Presents pedagogical techniques that develop singing, listening, rhythm, movement, and musical skills. Equips future elementary teachers with skills,to employ a variety of musical techniques in the classroom. No prerequisites. Each semester.|
MUS 225
Integ Arts Into Elem Classroom
Investigates fundamentals of music, theatre, dance, and the visual arts which can be incorporated as primary media for communication, inquiry, and engagement by the elementary classroom teacher into instruction in other subject areas. Presents pedag,ogical techniques that address elements and standards for each arts area.|
MUS 226
Music Theory III
Continuation of Theory II. Emphasizes chromaticism and musical forms as developed in the Baroque and Classical periods. Prerequisite: MUS 127, Grade of C or better. Fall, annually.|
MUS 227
Music Theory IV
Continuation of Theory III. Emphasizes advanced harmony and analysis of musical forms from the 18th, 19th, and 20th century. Prerequisite: MUS 226, Grade of C or better. Spring, annually.|
MUS 228
Aural Skills III
Continuation of Aural Skills II. Emphasizes increasingly complex melodies, rhythmic and harmonic progressions. Prerequisite: MUS 129, Grade of C or better. Fall, annually.|
MUS 229
Aural Skills IV
Continuation of Aural Skills III. Emphasizes complex melodies (modal, tonal, and atonal), rhythmic and harmonic material. Study includes 20th models of tonal organizations. Prerequisite: MUS 228, Grade of C or better. Spring, annually.|
MUS 240
Intro To Music Technolog
Introduces the principles and applications of computers, synthesizers, and music synthesis to new music technologies. Achieves understanding through lectures, reading assignments, and hands-on experience with computers, synthesizers, and appropriate,computer software programs. Stresses applications of these new technologies to educational settings. Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of MUS 160 or equivalent proficiency as verified by the instructor.|
MUS 243
Brass Class
Introduces playing and teaching brass 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. Spri,ng, annually.|
MUS 244
String Class
Introduces playing and teaching the string 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., Fall, annually.|
MUS 245
Percussion Class
Introduces playing and teaching standard percussion instruments. Includes the characteristics of various standard percussion instruments, performance techniques, development of performing ability necessary to develop an elementary proficiency on each, instrument. Fall, annually.|
MUS 246
Guitar Class
Introduces the guitar and bass guitar. Divided into three sections. First section introduces folk guitar techniques and styles, covering basic guitar chords, chordal progressions, melodic harmonization and chord chart reading. Second section introduc,es finger picking styles, such as classical, country, and jazz styles. Final section introduces the bass guitar. Students must provide their own acoustic six-string classic or folk guitar for class. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or permission of the instruct,or. Each semester.|
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.|
MUS 253
History Of Jazz
Emphasizes the nature and process of jazz and particularly its historical background and development in the United States. Presents logical musical derivatives and developments and demonstrates the important elements that comprise individual jazz sty,les as they have evolved to the present time. Alternate years.|
MUS 254
Survey Of American Music
Provides a complete historical survey of American music from approximately 1620 to the 1980s. Includes musical trends and various styles and musical forms, i.e., religious music, folk music, popular music, and classical music of significant American,composers. Presents and analyzes styles and trends in their historical context. Utilizes tapes and live concerts. Prerequisite: MUS 111 or 112, or the permission of the instructor. Course offered in the spring term of each year, and also fall term as, faculty load permits.|
MUS 260
Vocal Pedagogy
Examines the physical nature and function of the vocal instrument and breathing process and how they relate to the fundamental principles of teaching vocal technique. Applies knowledge to the principles of vocal production and technique through lectu,res, demonstration, and discussion, as well as group participation in instructing each other. Prerequisite: Minimum of four semesters of voice or Voice Class I and II, or permission of instructor. Spring, biennially.|
MUS 274
Intro To Music Business
Introduces today's multi-faceted music industry. Includes music retailing, instrument sales, the music agent, artist management, contracts, concert promotion, licensing, publishing, copyright, songwriting, unions and guilds, music in production, adve,rtising and promotion, music in broadcasting and film, and career planning and development. Does not count toward humanities requirement. Prerequisite: sophomore standing.|
MUS 301
Survey of Western Music Histor
Explores the musical styles of western art music from the Middle Ages to the present. All influential and historically important genres, techniques, innovations, composers, and literatrue will be presented in relation to artistic, social, political,,and economic conditions of the periods. This course is not for Music Education majors.|
MUS 310
Junior Recital
Music majors elect this course if they are presenting a recital in their junior year of applied study. Elected concurrently with MUS 110. Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in upper-division applied study and successfully complete an audition. Each semes,ter.|
MUS 312
Found of Instrum Conducting
This is a competency-based course that is, specific techniques are introduced, practiced, and evaluated before moving to the next level of difficulty. It is designed to develop skilled baton technique and clarity of gesture and gocuses on traditional, and modern beat patterns, expressive gestures, cues, and development of the left hand. Other areas of study include effective rehearsal technique, understanding of performance problems involving tonal balance, tempo, complex rhythmic situations, esp,ecially related to intermediate and secondary school instrumental groups. Prerequisite: Music Education majors only.|
MUS 332
Chamber Singers
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.|
MUS 333
Elem Music Meth
Explores the role of music in elementary school; the roles of classroom teachers, the music specialists, and the consultant. Plans, attitudes, and problems in teaching vocal and instrumental music; curriculum development. Evaluation of musical experi,ence and growth in primary, intermediate, and upper elementary grades. Includes music reading as an integral part of the total music program, musical growth and experience in singing, part-singing, listening, instrumental and rhythmic activities. Emp,hasizes development of ability to use the voice effectively in teaching, and on the thorough familiarity with music series texts, use of keyboard, rhythmic instruments, recordings, and new developments in teaching aids. Introduces the Orff and Kodaly|
MUS 334
Jr High-Sec Mus Meth
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MUS 335
Music Comp for Non-Musicians
Explores the fundamental elements of music - rhythm, melody, harmony, texture, timbre, and form - the characteristics and parameters of each, their interactions, and how they are manipulated in creating music. Focus will be placed on analyzing exist,ing musical compositions and composing original musical works in a variety of mediums.|
MUS 345
Music From 1750-1900
Intensive study of the musical styles of the pre-classical, classical, and romantic periods of western music. Discusses important composers and their literature in relation to artistic, social, political, and economic conditions of their period. Emph,asizes analysis and listening. Prerequisite: MUS 127 or by permission. Fall, annually.|
MUS 346
Music From Antiqui-1750
Intensive study of the musical styles from the ages of classical Greece and Rome through the Baroque period, including the foundations of plainchant, early polyphony, sacred, and secular music of the 13th to mid-18th centuries. Discusses important co,mposers and their literature in relation to artistic, social, political, and economic conditions of their period. Emphasizes analysis and listening. Prerequisite: MUS 127 or by permission. Spring, annually.|
MUS 347
20th Century Music
Intensive study of the musical styles of the late Romantic Period (1890) through the 20th century. Discusses important composers and their literature in relation to artistic, social, political, and economic conditions of their period. Emphasizes anal,ysis and listening. Prerequisite: MUS 127, 345, or by permission. Fall, annually.|
MUS 349
Art Song Lit
Explores representative song repertoire of the German lied and the English language art song from historical and performance perspectives. Stresses the songs of Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Wolf, Strauss, Britten, and Rorem. Prerequisites: MUS 345, 34,7, or permission of the instructor. On demand.|
MUS 350
Art Song Lit II
Explores representative song repertoire of French, Italian, Slavic, and Russian composers from historical and performance perspectives. Stresses the songs of Faure, Debussy, Ravel, Poulenc, and Moussorgsky. Prerequisites: MUS 345, 347, or permission,of the instructor. On demand.|
MUS 351
Keyboard Lit
Surveys keyboard music from the Renaissance to the present. Representative works from each period are selected for careful study and analysis, emphasizing performance practices as well as formal and stylistic elements in the music. Includes the devel,opment of various keyboard instruments. Prerequisites: MUS 345, 347, or permission of instructor. Offered when faculty is available.|
MUS 352
Symphonic Lit
Intensive study of orchestral music from the Baroque period to the present, using scores, live performances, and recordings with particular reference to performance practices and stylistic analysis. Prerequisites: MUS 345, 347, or permission of instr,uctor. Offered when faculty is available.|
MUS 353
Chamber Music Lit
Intensive study of music written for small ensembles from the Renaissance period to the present. Representative works from each period are carefully investigated and analyzed. Performance by members of the class or by faculty groups whenever possible,. Prerequisites: MUS 345, 347, or permission of instructor. Offered when faculty is available.|
MUS 355
Operatic Lit
Surveys the entire field of operatic music from 1600 to the present, including 17th century Baroque opera; 18th century operatic reforms (Gluck and Mozart); opera in the 19th century (Verdi, Wagner, Strauss, and Puccini); 20th century trends in opera, (Stravinsky, Berg, Britten, Menotti, etc.) Prerequisites: MUS 345, 347, or permission of instructor. Offered when faculty is available.|
MUS 356
Choral Literature
Surveys choral music from the 15th century to the present. Emphasizes masses, motets, and madrigals of the Renaissance period; oratorios, cantatas, and passions of the Baroque period; major choral works of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Berlioz, Mendelsso,hn, Verdi, and Brahms; choral works of the 20th century. Prerequisites: MUS 345, 347, or permission of the instructor. Offered when faculty is available.|
MUS 357
Band Literature
Surveys the available published and recorded literature for marching, military, and concert bands, symphonic and wind ensembles, and woodwind and brass chamber ensembles. Includes transcriptions and arrangements; major publishers in the field; evalua,tion of various editions; and also a study of the principal trends of instrumental pedagogy, repertoire, and performance. Prerequisite: MUS 131 . Offered when faculty is available.|
MUS 359
Method of Tch Voca & Class Mus
Examines and analyzes principles and procedures of organizing and conducting vocal music ensembles and teaching classroom music grades K-12. Course content includes introduction of Orff, Dalcrose, and Kodaly methods, vocal technique, tone production,, diction, rehearsal techniques, the role of classroom teacher, lesson planning, student development, attitudes, and problems in teaching vocal and classroom music, curriculum development, professional ethics, and student assessment/evaluation. In-fie,ld supervised teaching experiences are arranged each semester. Restricted to music majors or minors only. Prerequisites: Admission to the Music Education program or permission of instructor. Fall, annually.|
MUS 360
Basic Conducting
Develops skilled baton technique and clarity of gesture. Focuses on traditional and modern beat patterns, expressive gestures, cues, and development of left hand. Prerequisite: Music majors or by permission of the instructor. Fall, annually.|
MUS 361
Piano Tch Meth
Surveys modern piano teaching methods and available published teaching materials. Emphasizes the teaching of notation and the development of reading skills; the teaching of keyboard techniques through an understanding of the player's physical mechani,sm and the coordination of timing and touch; problems of fingering, pedaling, and memorization. Evaluates materials for beginning students; easier teaching pieces by the great composers; anthologies; appropriate music for the intermediate student, le,ading to a more advanced technique and musicianship and to acquaintance with a wide range of composers and musical styles. Prerequisites: MUS 346 or 131 and permission of the instructor. Offered when faculty is available.|
MUS 362
Instrumental Meth
Analyzes principles and procedures of organizing and conducting instrumental classes, bands, and orchestras in the public schools. Includes examination and use of texts, methods, and other materials. For music majors or by permission. Prerequisites:,MUS 127; MUSA 130/330 or 131/331; MUSA 135/335, 136/336, 137/337, 138/338, or 301; MUSA 136/336; and completion of Early Field Experience requirement. Spring, annually.|
MUS 363
Vocal Methods
Analyzes principles and procedures of organizing and conducting vocal classes and choral ensembles in the public schools. Includes vocal techniques, tone production, proper vowel placement, proper focus on tone, diction, diaphragmatic breathing, and,investigation of choral literature. For music majors or by permission. Prerequisites MUS 127; MUSA 130/330 or 131/331; MUSA 135/335, 136/336, 137/337, 138/338, or 301; MUSA 136/336; and completion of Early Field Experience requirement. Fall, annually,.|
MUS 364
Composition
Examines the nature of the musical idea and of the various possibilities of its subsequent development, including canonic or fugal treatment, motivic development, and variational procedures. Reviews traditional structural plans and of contemporary fo,rmal and stylistic trends. Creative assignments emphasize the understanding of past and present compositional styles and techniques and the gradual development of a personal language. Prerequisites: MUS 127 or permission of instructor. Offered when f,aculty is available.|
MUS 365
Instrumental Conducting
Further develops skilled baton techniques and clarity of gesture. Includes effective rehearsal technique, understanding of performance problems involving tonal balance, tempo, complex rhythmic situations, especially related to intermediate and second,ary school instrumental groups. Prerequisite: MUS 360. Spring, annually.|
MUS 366
Choral Conducting
Further develops skilled choral conducting techniques and clarity of gesture. Includes effective rehearsal technique, understanding of performance problems involving tonal balance, tempo, complex rhythmic situations, especially related to intermediat,e and secondary school choral groups. Prerequisite: MUS 360. Spring, annually.|
MUS 368
Band Arranging
Explores instrumentation and scoring problems in marching, military, and concert bands, symphonic wind ensembles, and woodwind and brass chamber ensembles. Emphasizes score layout and notation, copying and multiple reproduction of parts, copyright im,plications, and knowledge of effective combination of instrumental sounds. Prerequisites: MUS 131 (or equivalent background) and consent of instructor. Offered when faculty is available.|
MUS 369
Marching Band Tech
Examines the marching band, including organization, music materials, care of instruments and uniforms, marching essentials, administration, and contemporary techniques. Prerequisites: MUS 127 or permission of instructor. On demand.|
MUS 370
Orchestration/Arranging
A study of basic orchestration/arranging procedures and principles relative to instrumental and vocal ensembles. Emphasizes music for school use. Prerequisites: MUS 136, 162, 24245. Spring, annually.|
MUS 374
Inter Stu In Music Business
Explores special topics in the music industry, including the record industry; advanced issues in broadcasting and film; and career planning and development. Emphasizes individual projects in accordance with student interest. Prerequisite: MUS 274. Fa,ll, annually.|
MUS 375
West Mus Hist I: Antiquit-1825
This course is designated as the first course in the music history sequence required for music majors. This course explores the historically important genres, techniques, innovations, composers, and literature from the Romantic Period to the present., Further, this information will be related to the artistic, social, political, and economic conditions of each period. Prerequisites: MUS 127 or by permission of instructor.|
MUS 376
West Mus Hist II: 1825 to Pres
This course is designated as the second course in the music history sequence required for music majors. This course explores the historically important genres, techniques, innovations, composers, and literature from the Romantic Period to the present,. Further, this information will be related to the artistic, social, political, and economic conditions of each period. Prerequisites: MUS 127 or by permission of instructor.|
MUS 410
Senior Recital
The Music Department's Senior Recital series, which satisfies a department requirement. Music majors elect this course if they are preparing for a recital in their senior year of study. Elected concurrently with MUS 110. Prerequisite: Must be enrolle,d in upper-division applied music study. Each semester.|
MUS 411
Special Topics
Topics of special interest in the field of music will be offered. Previous subject areas have included Orff--music for children; Kodaly method; and Mozart, the man and his music. Topics will be announced in advance. Offered occasionally.|
MUS 451
Advanced Conducting
Analyzes selected works by band, choral, and orchestral literature with particular reference of performance problems involving tonal balance, tempi, complex rhythmic and polymetric situations, vocal intonations, and diction. Provides conducting exper,ience with band, choir, and/or madrigal singers, and orchestra in rehearsal. Emphasizes thorough understanding of the musical score and on effective rehearsal techniques. Prerequisites: MUS 365, 366, or permission of instructor. Offered when faculty,is available.|
MUS 452
Western Music
Examines Western music in its stylistic relationship to the fine arts from the Middle Ages through the 20th century. Explores how the various arts responded to each other in the pattern of cultural history. No prerequisite courses are required, but a, rudimentary background in music or art is desirable. Offered when faculty is available.|
MUS 453
Melodic Impro
Provides advanced music students with fundamental concepts of improvisational techniques that may be applied to the development of skills for the invention and performance of improvised melodies. Prerequisite: MUS 227, or equivalent music theory back,ground. Offered when faculty is available, alternate years.|
MUS 455
Jazz Comp And Arr
Explores basic techniques and methods of jazz composition and arranging. Participants write musical arrangements and original compositions for various jazz and popular idioms, and have the opportunity to conduct and perform their own works. Alternate, years.|
MUS 461
Adv Strg Tech And Ped
The sequence of courses listed below constitutes further study of the symphonic instruments. Specialized techniques, which are employed by each instrumental family, will be presented and mastered (strings, woodwinds, brasses, percussion.) Students,develop sufficient techniques to enable them to introduce and teach these instruments successfully at the elementary or secondary level. Includes methods, materials, manufacturers, suppliers, repair procedures, and procedures for private, homogeneou,s and heterogeneous group instruction, studio teaching and management, musicianship and creativity as part of the lesson, planning for various grade levels, history of teaching, and study of leading methods.|
MUS 462
Adv Woodwind Tch And Ped
The sequence of courses listed below constitutes further study of the symphonic instruments. Specialized techniques, which are employed by each instrumental family, will be presented and mastered (strings, woodwinds, brasses, percussion.) Students,develop sufficient techniques to enable them to introduce and teach these instruments successfully at the elementary or secondary level. Includes methods, materials, manufacturers, suppliers, repair procedures, and procedures for private, homogeneou,s and heterogeneous group instruction, studio teaching and management, musicianship and creativity as part of the lesson, planning for various grade levels, history of teaching, and study of leading methods.|
MUS 463
Adv Brass T And P
The sequence of courses listed below constitutes further study of the symphonic instruments. Specialized techniques, which are employed by each instrumental family, will be presented and mastered (strings, woodwinds, brasses, percussion.) Students,develop sufficient techniques to enable them to introduce and teach these instruments successfully at the elementary or secondary level. Includes methods, materials, manufacturers, suppliers, repair procedures, and procedures for private, homogeneou,s and heterogeneous group instruction, studio teaching and management, musicianship and creativity as part of the lesson, planning for various grade levels, history of teaching, and study of leading methods.|
MUS 464
Adv Perc T And P
The sequence of courses listed below constitutes further study of the symphonic instruments. Specialized techniques, which are employed by each instrumental family, will be presented and mastered (strings, woodwinds, brasses, percussion.) Students,develop sufficient techniques to enable them to introduce and teach these instruments successfully at the elementary or secondary level. Includes methods, materials, manufacturers, suppliers, repair procedures, and procedures for private, homogeneou,s and heterogeneous group instruction, studio teaching and management, musicianship and creativity as part of the lesson, planning for various grade levels, history of teaching, and study of leading methods.|
MUS 470
Form And Analysis
Analyzes musical styles from the pre-Baroque to the 20th Century, with emphasis on the common practice period. An overview of the operative generators of art music such as substructure (motives and phrases); normative structure (e.g. rondo, sonata, v,ariation forms); and aspects of melody, rhythm, counterpoint, and elements of sound. Prerequisites: MUS 236 or permission of instructor. Fall, annually.|
MUS 490
Independent Study
Provides opportunity to explore, in depth, an area of music of particular interest under the guidance of a faculty member. Requires a scholarly paper or special project(s) for credit and grade. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor and depart,ment chair.|
MUSA 110
Ap Mus: Violin I
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 111
Ap Mus: Viola I
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 112
Ap Mus: Cello I
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 113
Ap Mus: Doub Bass I
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 114
Ap Mus: Flute I
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 115
Ap Mus: Oboe I
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 116
Ap Mus: Clarinet I
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 117
Ap Mus: Saxophone I
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 118
Ap Mus: Bassoon I
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 119
Ap Mus: Trumpet I
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 120
Ap Mus: Fren Horn I
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 121
Ap Mus: Euphonium I
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 122
Ap Mus: Trombone I
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 123
Ap Mus: Tuba I
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 124
Ap Mus: Percussion I
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 125
Ap Mus: Piano I
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 126
Ap Mus: Voice I
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 127
Ap Mus: Organ I
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 128
Ap Mus: Guitar I
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 130
Concert Choir
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 131
Chamber Singers
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 132
Chamber Singers
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 133
Gospel Choir
Performing Organizations: courses 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 health and personal performance and under free electiv,es. Open to all students with permission of instructor.|
MUSA 134
Pep Band
Performing Organizations: courses 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 health and personal performance and under free electiv,es. Open to all students with permission of instructor.|
MUSA 135
Symphony Orchestra
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 136
Marching Band
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 137
Symphonic Band
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 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 139
Jazz Band
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 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 143
Brass 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 144
String 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 145
Percussion 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 149
Piano Accompanying/Ensemble
A practical course involving discussion of problems relating to the art of accompanying and supervised rehearsal and public performance of works for voice, instrument and piano ensemble. Skills to be developed include sight reading, score reading an,d rehearsal techniques. Students will meet with instructor for supervised rehearsal/discussion and will be assigned vocal and instrumental accompaniments as appropriate to their level. Prerequisite: MUSA 125|
MUSA 150
Ap Mus: Violin Perf I
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MUSA 151
Ap Mus: Viola Perf I
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MUSA 152
Ap Mus: Cello Perf I
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MUSA 153
Ap Mus:Dbl Bass Perf I
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MUSA 154
Ap Mus: Flute Perf I
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MUSA 155
Ap Mus: Oboe Perf I
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MUSA 156
Ap Mus: Clar Perf I
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MUSA 157
Ap Mus: Sax Perf I
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MUSA 158
Ap Mus: Bassoon Per I
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MUSA 159
Ap Mus: Trump Perf I
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MUSA 160
Ap Mus: Fr Hrn Perf I
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MUSA 161
Ap Mus: Euphon Perf I
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MUSA 162
Ap Mus: Tromb Perf I
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MUSA 163
Ap Mus: Tuba Perf I
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MUSA 164
Ap Mus: Percus Perf I
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MUSA 165
Ap Mus: Piano Perf I
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MUSA 166
Ap Mus: Voice Perf I
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MUSA 167
Ap Mus: Organ Perf I
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MUSA 210
Ap Mus: Violin II
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 211
Ap Mus: Viola II
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 212
Ap Mus: Cello II
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 213
Ap Mus: Doub Bass II
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 214
Ap Mus: Flute II
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 215
Ap Mus: Oboe II
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 216
Ap Mus: Clarinet II
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 217
Ap Mus: Saxophone II
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 218
Ap Mus: Bassoon II
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 219
Ap Mus: Trumpet II
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 220
Ap Mus: Fren Horn II
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 221
Ap Mus: Euphonium II
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 222
Ap Mus: Trombone II
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 223
Ap Mus: Tuba II
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 224
Ap Mus: Percussion II
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 225
Ap Mus: Piano II
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 226
Ap Mus: Voice II
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 227
Ap Mus: Organ II
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 228
Ap Mus: Guitar II
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 250
Ap Mus: Violin Perf II
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MUSA 251
Ap Mus: Viola Perf II
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MUSA 252
Ap Mus: Cello Perf II
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MUSA 253
Ap Mus:Dbl Bass Per II
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MUSA 254
Ap Mus: Flute Perf II
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MUSA 255
Ap Mus: Oboe Perf II
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MUSA 256
Ap Mus: Clar Perf II
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MUSA 257
Ap Mus: Sax Perf II
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MUSA 258
Ap Mus: Bassoon Per II
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MUSA 259
Ap Mus: Trump Perf II
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MUSA 260
Ap Mus: Fr Hrn Perf II
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MUSA 261
Ap Mus: Euphon Perf II
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MUSA 262
Ap Mus: Tromb Perf II
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MUSA 263
Ap Mus: Tuba Perf II
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MUSA 264
Ap Mus: Percus Perf II
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MUSA 265
Ap Mus: Piano Perf II
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MUSA 266
Ap Mus: Voice Perf II
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MUSA 267
Ap Mus: Organ Perf II
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MUSA 301
Instrumental Ensemble Pract
Provides ensemble performance experience for music majors on secondary instruments. Also provides student conductors the opportunity to develop rehearsal technique through experiences directing an ensemble. Prerequisites: At least two of the followi,ng: MUS 241, 242, 243, or 245; and MUS 365. Each semester.|
MUSA 302
Choral Ensemble Practicum
Course is designed to provide ensemble performance experience for music majors on secondary instruments. Also provides student conductors the opportunity to develop rehearsal technique through experiences directing an ensemble. Prerequsite: MUS 182,; MUS 366 to conduct|
MUSA 310
Ap Mus: Violin III
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 311
Ap Mus: Viola III
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 312
Ap Mus: Cello III
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 313
Ap Mus: Doub Bass III
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 314
Ap Mus: Flute III
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 315
Ap Mus: Oboe III
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 316
Ap Mus: Clarinet III
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 317
Ap Mus: Saxophone III
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 318
Ap Mus: Bassoon III
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 319
Ap Mus: Trumpet III
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 320
Ap Mus: Fren Horn III
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 321
Ap Mus: Euphonium III
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 322
Ap Mus: Trombone III
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 323
Ap Mus: Tuba III
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 324
Ap Mus: Percussion III
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 325
Ap Mus: Piano III
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 326
Ap Mus: Voice III
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 327
Ap Mus: Organ III
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 328
Ap Mus: Guitar III
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 330
Concert Choir
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 331
Chamber Singers
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 332
Show Choir
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 333
Gospel Choir
Performing Organizations: courses 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 health and personal performance and under free electiv,es. Open to all students with permission of instructor.|
MUSA 334
Pep Band
Performing Organizations: courses 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 health and personal performance and under free electiv,es. Open to all students with permission of instructor.|
MUSA 335
Symphony Orchestra
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 336
Marching Band
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 337
Symphonic Band
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.|
MUSA 339
Jazz Band
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.|
MUSA 343
Brass 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 344
String 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 345
Percussion 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 349
Piano Accompanying/Ensemble
A practical course involving discussion of problems relating to the art of accompanying and supervised rehearsal and public performance of works for voice, instrument and piano ensemble. Skills to be developed include sight reading, score reading an,d rehearsal techniques. Students will meet with instructor for supervised rehearsal/discussion and will be assigned vocal and instrumental accompaniments to their level. Prerequisite: MUSA 125|
MUSA 350
Ap Mus: Violin Per III
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MUSA 351
Ap Mus: Viola Perf III
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MUSA 352
Ap Mus: Cello Per III
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MUSA 353
Ap Mus:Dbl Bass Pf III
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MUSA 354
Ap Mus: Flute Per III
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MUSA 355
Ap Mus: Oboe Perf III
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MUSA 356
Ap Mus: Clar Perf III
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MUSA 357
Ap Mus: Sax Perf III
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MUSA 358
Ap Mus:Bassoon Per III
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MUSA 359
Ap Mus: Trump Per III
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MUSA 360
Ap Mus: Fr Hrn Per III
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MUSA 361
Ap Mus: Euphon Per III
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MUSA 362
Ap Mus: Tromb Perf III
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MUSA 363
Ap Mus: Tuba Perf III
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MUSA 364
Ap Mus: Percus Per III
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MUSA 365
Ap Mus: Piano Perf III
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MUSA 366
Ap Mus: Voice Perf III
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MUSA 367
Ap Mus: Organ Perf III
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MUSA 410
Ap Mus: Violin IV
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 411
Ap Mus: Viola IV
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 412
Ap Mus: Cello IV
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 413
Ap Mus: Doub Bass IV
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 414
Ap Mus: Flute IV
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 415
Ap Mus: Oboe IV
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 416
Ap Mus: Clarinet IV
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 417
Ap Mus: Saxophone IV
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 418
Ap Mus: Bassoon IV
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 419
Ap Mus: Trumpet IV
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 420
Ap Mus: Fren Horn IV
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 421
Ap Mus: Euphonium IV
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 422
Ap Mus: Trombone IV
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 423
Ap Mus: Tuba IV
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 424
Ap Mus: Percussion IV
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 425
Ap Mus: Piano IV
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 426
Ap Mus: Voice IV
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 427
Ap Mus: Organ IV
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 428
Applied Music:Guitar IV
Individual instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, organ and guitar. Stresses development of an attitude of artistic maturity on the part of the student and upon artistic performance at all levels of proficiency. All mat,riculated music majors must elect applied music credits on their major instrument/voice Each semester in residence. Admission by audition and permission of instructor and department chair. Admission of non-majors is dependent upon availability of t,he staff. For more information, see Music Department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or equivalent background. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels reserved for music majors only.|
MUSA 450
Ap Mus: Violin Perf IV
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MUSA 451
Ap Mus: Viola Perf IV
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MUSA 452
Appl Mus: Cello Per IV
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MUSA 453
Ap Mus:Dbl Bass Per IV
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MUSA 454
Ap Mus: Flute Perf IV
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MUSA 455
Ap Mus: Oboe Perf IV
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MUSA 456
Ap Mus: Clar Perf IV
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MUSA 457
Ap Mus: Sax Perf IV
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MUSA 458
Ap Mus: Bassoon Per IV
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MUSA 459
Ap Mus: Trump Perf IV
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MUSA 460
Ap Mus: Fr Hrn Perf IV
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MUSA 461
Ap Mus: Euphon Perf IV
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MUSA 462
Ap Mus: Tromb Perf IV
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MUSA 463
Ap Mus: Tuba Perf IV
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MUSA 464
Ap Mus: Percus Perf IV
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MUSA 465
Ap Mus: Piano Perf IV
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MUSA 466
Ap Mus: Voice Perf IV
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MUSA 467
Ap Mus Organ Perf IV
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NSCI 150
Integrated Science I
The first of a two semester sequence of basic science for elementary education majors. Integrates elements of earth science, physical science, biology, and chemistry as recommended in state and national accreditations. Emphasis is placed on the app,lication of the information into the elementary school classroom.|
NSCI 151
Integrated Science II
The second of a two semester sequence of basic science for elementary education majors. Integrates elements of earth science, physical science, biology, and chemistry as recommended in state and national accreditations. Emphasis is placed on the ap,plication of the information into the elementary school classroom.|
PH 200
Solar System Astron
Examines the motions of Earth, moon, and the planets and their effects on the appearance of the sky; the nature of the sun and the planets; the instruments of the astronomer; and the role the history of astronomy played in the development of our unde,rstanding of the sky. Includes constellation identification through the use of the planetarium. Each semester.|
PH 201
Stellar Astronomy
Explores human understanding of the nature, formation, and evolution of those celestial objects that lie beyond the solar system. Includes stellar properties and spectra, stellar evolution, special stars and star systems, the milky way and other gala,xies, cosmology, and cosmogony. Uses the planetarium for constellation study and the development of coordinate systems. Prerequisite: ES 200. Spring, annually.|
PH 251
General Physics
Introductory course for non-physics majors. Emphasizes mechanics, including vectors, kinematics, dynamics, energy, momentum, rotational motion, harmonic motion, and waves. Integrates computer-based laboratory and lecture into three two-hour class per,iods. Prerequisite: Algebra. Each fall.|
PH 252
General Physics II
Introductory course for non-physics majors. Emphasizes electromagnetism and light, including electrostatics, circuits, magnetic fields, geometrical and physical optics, optical instruments, and atomic spectra. Integrates computer-based laboratory and, lecture into three two-hour class periods. Prerequisites: Algebra and either PH 251 or 261. Each Spring.|
PH 254
Ex In Spc: Exc Nanotechnology
Introductory course for science and mathematics majors. Discusses current and developing sub-micron range technologies. Includes an exposition of the physical laws governing matter-energy interactions at a microscopic level and their consequences a,nd applications to nanotechnology in areas such as mechanosynthesis, molecular sorting, assembly and manufacture, nanomechanical computation systems, and fabrication of nanoscale structural components. Relevant demonstrations and experiments may be,incorporated, depending on time and equipment availability. Prerequisites: PH 251 and/or PH 252.|
PH 258
Intro To Ph I
Introductory course for physics majors, pre-engineers, and students in other disciplines seeking an understanding of physics at a rigorous mathematical level. Emphasizes mechanics, including vectors, kinematics, dynamics, energy, momentum, rotational, motion, harmonic motion, and waves. PH 268 must be taken concurrently by physics majors and pre-engineers. Prerequisite: MATH 270, which may be taken concurrently. Each fall.|
PH 259
Intro To Physics Lec II
Continuation of PH 258, an introductory level course for physics majors, pre-engineers, and students in other disciplines seeking an understanding of physics at a rigorous mathematical level. Emphasizes electromagnetism and optics, including electros,tatics, circuits, magnetic fields, geometrical and physical optics, and optical instruments. PH 269 must be taken concurrently with PH 259 by physics majors and pre-engineers. Prerequisite: PH 258. Each spring.|
PH 261
Physics Of Energy & Environ
This course is the study of the physical laws and processes that underlie environmental phenomena with a special focus on energy (mechanical, thermal and electrical). We will establish both a qualitative and quantitative understanding of the underly,ing physical processes. Technical, economic, and social consequences of these laws and processes will be examined to better delineate the complex decisions related to human energy use and environmental issues. This course might serve as a substitut,e for PH 251 (General Physics I) and will prepare students equally well for PH 252 (General Physics II) should that course be required of their major. Prerequisite: Algebra|
PH 268
Intro To Ph I Lab
Complements PH 258, and should not be scheduled by students not enrolled in PH 258. Experiments include free-fall, kinematics, momentum and energy conservation, collisions, and wave phenomena. Each fall.|
PH 269
Physics Lab II
Complements PH 259, and should not be scheduled by students not enrolled in PH 258. Experiments include electrostatic phenomena, potential, circuits, magnetic forces, refraction, lens properties, atomic spectra, and interference and diffraction. Util,izes computers for data analysis and presentation. Each spring.|
PH 270
Condensed Matter Lab Practicum
This course is an introduction to the processes for constructing sub-micron sized mechanisms. The practicum consists of six emphases: Materials, Safety & Equipment; Basic Contact Lithography, Basic Etching and Deposition Techniques: Thin Film Deposi,tion and Etching Practices; Design and Mast Fabrication; Material Modification Processes; and Characterization, Packaging, and Testing of sub-micron devices. Prerequisite: PH 254, and acceptance into the NMT Capstone Semester at Penn State, and must, complete a university petition for an independent study course prior to enrollment. Each semester (Summer recommended)|
PH 301
Astrophysics I
Explores the lives of stars using the principles of physics and the tools of astronomy. Topics include celestial mechanics, spectroscopy, stellar atmospheres, stellar interiors, binary stars, nucleosynthesis, energy transport, supernovae, white dwar,fs, neutron stars, and black holes. Prerequisites: PH 258 and PH/ES 201. Spring, every other year.|
PH 302
Astrophysics II
Explores the objects of the Solar System and the Universe using the principles of physics and the tools of astronomy. Topics include the nature and formatin of the planets and asteroids, the morphology and dynamics of the Milky Way, the nature and e,volution of galaxies, the large-scale structure of the Universe, and cosmology. Prerequisites: PH 301 and MATH 272. Fall, odd-numbered years.|
PH 351
Mech & Dynamics
Intermediate course in the mechanics. Uses techniques from vector analysis and differential equations to study mechanics at a level above that of PH 258. Includes Newton's laws of motion, rectilinear motion under the influence of a variable force, os,cillatory motion, energy, momentum, motion in three dimensions, central forces, celestial mechanics, systems of particles, and rigid body motion. Prerequisites: PH 252 or 259; MATH 350. Fall, odd-numbered years.|
PH 352
Elec & Magnetism
An intermediate-level course in electricity and magnetism. Uses vector algebra extensively in the presentation and development of the basic empirical laws of electromagnetism, and introduces vector calculus as required in the derivation and expressio,n of Maxwell's equations. Includes electrostatics, dielectric media, current and circuits, magnetic fields, magnetic media, Maxwell's equations for vacuum and dielectric media, and electromagnetic waves. Prerequisites: PH 259 (or 252) and MATH 350 wh,ich may be taken concurrently. Spring, odd-numbered years.|
PH 353
Modern Physics I
Intermediate course in modern physics. Includes relativity, kinetic theory of matter, the photon, electron waves, the Bohr model of the hydrogen atom, the Schrodinger wave equation, solution of the Schrodinger wave equation for the hydrogen atom, ato,mic physics. Prerequisites: PH 252 or 259; MATH 270 with MATH 271 concurrently. Fall, even-numbered years.|
PH 354
Optics
Intermediate course in geometrical, physical, and modern optics. Includes thin lenses, thick lenses, interference, diffraction, polarization, color theory, spectra, lasers, holography, and fiber optics. Prerequisites: PH 252 or 259; MATH 271, with MA,TH 272 concurrently. Fall, odd-numbered years.|
PH 355
Mod Physics II
Continuation of Modern Physics I. Includes structure and spectra of molecules, band theory of solids, structure of the nucleus, radioactive decay, nuclear reactions, radiation detectors, and elementary particles. Prerequisites: PH 353, MATH 272. Spri,ng, odd-numbered years.|
PH 356
Thermodynamics
Intermediate course in heat. Develops basic concepts and principles more intensively in the study of properties of gases and in thermodynamics. Some of the specific topics studied are temperature measurements, thermal expansion, specific heat, ther,mal conductivity of solids and liquids, thermal properties of gases, change in phase, and heat engines. Prerequisites: PH 252 or 259; MATH 350, which may be taken concurrently. Spring, even-numbered years.|
PH 357
Condensed Matter Physics
The course is an introduction to the structure and properties of the solid state of matter. Topics to be covered are the energy band theory of solids, composition and symmetry of crystal lattices, bonding and imperfections in crystals, and semicondu,ctor composition and construction. Prerequisite: MATH 272, which may be taken concurrently. Spring, even-numbered years.|
PH 371
Experimental Physics I
Intermediate-to advanced-level laboratory. Includes experiments spanning the areas of heat, mechanics, electricity and magnetism, optics, and atomic and nuclear physics. Students select experiments from these areas according to their interests and,background, and as dictated by equipment availability. Emphasizes measurement precision and careful error analysis. Includes one lecture hour per week and three laboratory hours per week (individually arranged). Prerequisites: junior-senior stand,ing, and completion (or co-registration in) at least two of the following courses: PH 351, 352, 353, 354, or 355. Each fall.|
PH 372
Experimental Physics II
Continuation of Experimental Physics I. The one-hour lecture requirement is omitted, and the student completes a different set of experiments. Prerequisites: PH 371 and completion of (or co-registration in) at least four of the following courses: PH,351, 352, 353, 354, 355, 356, or 357. Each fall.|
PH 400
Special Topics
This course includes an introduction to gate circuits, Boolean algebra in the minimization of gate circuits, flip-flops, counters, timers, the design, operation, and programming of microcomputers, D/A and A/D conversion, and the interfacing of integr,ated circuits to external devices. Prerequisite: PH 259/269 or PH 252, and MATH 271.|
PH 453
Ind Study Phys Mea
Examines the theory and application of precision measuring instruments spanning many areas of physics. Experiments are developed to fit the background and needs of the individual student, utilizing equipment from the various laboratories of the Phys,ics Department. Students spend from three to six hours in the laboratory, depending on the number of credits elected in consultation with their advisors.|
PH 455
Analog Electronics
Introduces network analysis, A.C. circuits, and solid state devices. Includes discrete devices, power supplies, amplifiers, oscillators, and operational amplifiers. Emphasizes application of circuits to scientific instruments. Prerequisites: PH 259/2,69 or PH 252, and a course in integral calculus. Spring, even-numbered years.|
PH 457
Demo In Physics
Designed for the secondary education major in physics and may not be used as a physics elective for the B.A. or B.S. in physics major. Stresses preparation and performance of classroom demonstrations for use in secondary schools. Prerequisite: PH 252, or 259. On demand.|
PH 460
Intro To Math Ph
Uses the techniques of vector calculus and differential equations to treat problems in mechanics, electricity, and other areas of physics at a level intended to prepare the physics major for graduate level work. Discusses and applies analog and digit,al computer techniques to a variety of physical problems. Prerequisites: PH 258, 259, mathematics through MATH 350. On demand.|
PH 461
Seminar
Develops skills in literature-survey and library research in specific areas in conjunction with the preparation and presentation of formal reports on research topics. Prerequisites: Senior standing, science major. Spring, annually.|
PH 498
Research In Physics I
Gives junior or senior physics majors useful experience in the techniques of laboratory research in physics. Students will either participate in an on-going research project under the guidance of a faculty member, or initiate an investigation of the,ir own. A final report in a form suitable for publication will be expected upon conclusion of the project. Can serve as a substitute for PH 372: Experimental Physics II. Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor. Students wishing to enroll in, PH 498 must complete a university petition for an independent study course during the semester prior to enrollment in the course.|
PH 499
Research In Physics II
Continuation of PH 498, to permit completion of lengthy research activities initiated in PH 498, for which one semester is insufficient. Continuation is at the discretion of the project director, and the credits may not be substituted for other phys,ics requirements. The same prerequisites must be fulfilled as for PH 498, except that notification of the department chair must precede any independent study deadlines set by the university.|
PHIL 100
Philosophy Goes to the Movies
This course will explore and evaluate various philosophical themes and problems through the use of popular films chosen for their philosophical content. No prerequisite. Annually.|
PHIL 111
Logic I - Critical Thinking
Develops students' skills in analyzing arguments. Examines forms of faulty reasoning and evaluates criteria for the evaluation of arguments. No prerequisite. Annually.|
PHIL 115
Philosophy & Pop Culture
Introduces students to traditional philosophical topics and problems by reflecting on popular culture and contemporary cultural products such as films, literature, and music. Annually|
PHIL 211
Intro To Phil
Introduces students to philosophical topics spanning the history of philosophy. Includes the nature of reality, knowledge and morality. Students will gain a deeper appreciation of the Socratic maxim: an unexamined life is not worth living. No prerequ,isite. Annually.|
PHIL 212
Ethics
Introduces students to theoretical ethics and the consequences these theories have both personally and for public policy. Examines controversial moral issues. No prerequisite. Annually.|
PHIL 215
Religions Of The World
Examines the philosophies and practices of the religions of the world, emphasizing Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism. No prerequisite. Annually|
PHIL 300
Ancient Greek Phil
Thinkers of ancient Greece, with special attention to Plato and Aristotle. No prerequisite. Annually.|
PHIL 301
Bioethics
An inquiry into traditional and contemporary ethical issues in medicine, one of the most popular topics in applied ethics. Medical research, practice and public policy are addressed. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing (minimum)|
PHIL 302
Environmental Philosophy
An inquiry into the philosophical aspects of issues concerning the environment. Environmental theories, policies, and practices are addressed. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing (minimum). Every other year|
PHIL 303
Freud And Philosophy
The task of this course is to study Freud's psychoanalytic theory and its influence on philosophy. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing (minimum). Offered annually|
PHIL 306
Modern Philosophy
A survey of philosophy during the 17th and 18th century, with special focus on Continental Rationalism and British Empiricism. No prerequisite. Annually.|
PHIL 308
Contemp Ethical Issues
This course will examine and critically evaluate contemporary ethical issues. Topics may include, but are not limited to, biomedical ethics, business ethics, ethics and education, and environmental ethics. No prerequisite. Annually.|
PHIL 311
Logic II - Symbolic Logic
A course in formal logic. Consists of a detailed examination of the logical structure, semantics, and proof methods of both sentential and predicate logic, as well as the application of those logics to ordinary English sentences and arguments. No pre,requisite. Annually.|
PHIL 312
Philosophy And Literature
This course will examine and critically evaluate various philosophical themes and problems through the use of literature chosen for its philosophical content. No prerequisite. Annually.|
PHIL 317
Logic III-Scientific Reasoning
This course is a critical thinking course focused specifically on scientific claims and theories and on the scientific method itself. Students will be taught how to recognize and reconstruct inductive arguments typically employed by scientists; e.g.,, inductive generalizations, arguments from analogy, hypothetico-deductive arguments, etc., and will be taught how to evaluate these arguments for logical merit. Common problems in reasoning effectively regarding scientific issues (e.g. ad hoc auxil,iary hypothesis, rival theories, etc.) will be discussed as will be solutions to these problems.|
PHIL 325
Spec Top In Phil
As needed.|
PHIL 328
Ethics and Criminal Justice
This course is a survey of ethical issues for practitioners within the criminal justice system. Topics include: ethics of decision-making, origins of the concept of justice, dilemmas of police officers as crime fighters and public servants, fighting, corruption, ethics and investigative methods, ethics as it relates to punishment, institutional and community corrections.|
PHIL 330
Philosophy of Art
The task of the course is to examine the nature and value of art and artistic activity. The course examines the main theories of what art is and what role art should play in our lives. Sophomore standing or permission of instructor.|
PHIL 352
Theory Of Knowledge
Detailed examination of the concepts of knowledge and of justified belief. Considers and evaluates various theories regarding the nature of these concepts. Investigates the possible sources of knowledge and justified belief. Critically examines vario,us skeptical hypotheses. No prerequisite. Every other year.|
PHIL 357
Philosophy And Feminism
Examines traditional and contemporary feminist theories and their consequences for social and political philosophy. Explores various aspects of gender and attitudes concerning the nature of human beings discussed. No prerequisite. Every third year.|
PHIL 360
Existentialism
Existentialism understands the human being as the one for whom its own existence is in question. To be human is to ask, implicitly or explicitly, the question of what it means to be. Existentialism, therefore, accords the self-questioning individual,a privileged position from which to draw out philosophical insights on (1) rationality, (2) language, (3) values, (4) time, (5) meaning of human existence, (6) inter-personal relations, and (7) God, among other themes. No prerequisite. Annually.|
PHIL 400
Independent Study: Philosophy
Concentrated exploration of an area of philosophy not covered by existing courses and under the direction of department faculty member. Prior to enrolling, students are required to submit a written proposal outlining their plan of study. Enrollment, limited to juniors and seniors with consent of the instructor. Maximum number of credits in PHIL 400 is limited to nine.|
PHIL 410
Philosophy Of Mind
Detailed investigation into the fundamental nature of mental phenomena. Discusses various theories of mind, e.g., dualism, philosophical behaviorism, philosophical functionalism, etc. Examines issues involving mental content, mental causation, and co,nsciousness. Prerequisite: PHIL 111 or 211 or permission of instructor. Every other year.|
PHSC 110
Intro To Environ Chemistry
Provides a knowledge of basic chemical principles. Applies this knowledge to environmental issues such as water resources and water pollution, air quality, ozone depletion, and disposal of dangerous wastes. Three hours lecture. Open to all student,s in all academic areas. No prerequisites. Each semester.|
PHSC 111
Physical Science Chem
Explores selected chemical principles with the purpose of providing a background that will enable students to understand issues involving the interaction of science and society. Intended for non-science majors and does not assume prior familiarity w,ith chemistry. Does not count toward requirements for science majors, but can be applied to fulfill the general education math-science requirements for non-science majors. Students who prefer a more traditional chemistry course may elect either CHEM,151 or 153 to fulfill their general education requirements. No prerequisites. Each semester.|
PHSC 112
Bas Phys Sci Phys & Astr
Intended for students not majoring in the sciences or mathematics, and does not presume any prior familiarity with the subject. Science and math majors will not receive credit for this course. Discusses the nucleus of the atom and radioactivity, fund,amentals of electricity and simple circuits, and descriptive astronomy. Integrates experiments with the subject matter to develop theory from an experimental basis. Uses the Planetarium extensively in conjunction with the section in astronomy. No pre,requisite. Each semester or on demand.|
PHSC 113
Exp 20th Cent Phy For Non Sci
Intended for students not majoring in the sciences or mathematics and presumes no prior familiarity with the subject. Science and math majors will not receive credit for this course. Discusses a variety of topics in solid state physics and modern q,uantum mechanics including energy levels and bands, emission of electromagnetic radiation, wave-particle duality, and quantum tunneling. Integrates demonstrations, hands-on experiments, computer visualization programs, and in-class discussion to dev,elop conceptual models from an experimental basis. No prerequisite. Each semester or on demand.|
PHSC 116
Aerodynamics: Ph/Bio Of Flight
The biomechanics of flight. Students will use techniques in physics and evolutionary biology to study how animals fly and swim. Drawing upon bats, birds, insects, and even winged seeds, we will discuss and test the basic operating principles of win,gs. We will apply results obtained with a wind tunnel to the locomotion of objects in water. Students will then be able to compare and contrast the flyers and swimmers of nature with those of human invention. The course will have a substantial stu,dio laboratory component. Offered every other fall.|
PHSC 117
Explor Phy Sci: Phys & Astron
Explores selected physical principles with the purpose of providing a background that will enable students to understand physical phenomena. Intended for non-science majors and does not presume any prior familiarity with the subject. Students who hav,e already successfully completed PHSC 112 will not get credit for the course. Topics may include motion, heat, the nucleus of the atom and radioactivity, fundamentals of electricity and simple circuits, atmospheric physics, and descriptive astronomy., Every spring|
PHSC 320
Phy Sci Antiquity To 20th Cent
Focuses on the most important and influential theories that scientists have developed to explain the natural world and examines how those theories were conceived and refined. Considers both the process and the content of Western science and examine,s the progression of science from ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia through the quantum revolution of the early 20th century. Explores how the work of scientists has been affected by the historical and cultural settings in which they lived. Prerequisite,s: PHSC 111 or 112 or permission of instructor|
PS 110
Politics & Public Affairs
An introduction to the study of politics through examination of the ways the political process affects, shapes and frames selected current issues or policy dilemmas. Topics will vary from semester to semester, but may include the following issues in,public affairs: terrorism, immigration, health care, social movements, civil liberties, education, foreign and defense policy, budgeting, environmental issues, and energy policy.|
PS 210
Intro To Political Sci
A comprehensive introduction to the political world, examining the mutlidimensional force shaping the contemporary scene. In addition to coverage of the classical topics such as political theory, idealogies, political regimes, bureaucracy, comparati,ve and international politics, the course examines the impacts of the contemporary factors such as globalization and political economy, the demand for universal human rights, terrorism, and environmental politics. Each semester.|
PS 211
American Government
Study of the general principles of the American system of constitutional government emphasizing the organization and functions of the national government--legislative, executive, and judicial. Examines the rights and duties of citizenship, the electo,rate, political parties, civil rights, and the growing regulatory function of government. Each semester.|
PS 302
Politics And Film
Explores the relationship between movies, political attitudes, and the real world of American politics and government. Examines Hollywood's depiction of the presidency, campaigns and candidates, the mass media, political culture, and the struggle for, civil rights and social justice. Introduces students to seminal political films and relevant readings that help place the movies and their messages in the context of important political events. Prerequisite: PS 210 or 211 or permission of the instru,ctor. Every year.|
PS 304
Crime, Politic & Public Policy
Course treats the ways in which government treats crime as a public policy matter, with a predominant focus on legislative and executive branch activity. Topics may vary somewhat from year to year. Examples of policies to be examined and evaluated,include: reducing the incidence of crime, the politics of imprisonment, punitive and restorative justice, decriminalization, drugs and crime, death penalty, gun control, hate crimes, zero tolerance approaches, pornography, corporate crime, organize,d crime, and terrorism. The constitutional and legal framework of policies will also be considered.|
PS 311
Comparative Politics
Considers the central issues of comparative political inquiry, with an emphasis on advanced industrial nations and Latin America. On demand.|
PS 325
Politics And Religion
Investigates the ways in which politics and religion interrelate, using theoretical and behavioral approaches. Examines issues in both domestic and international politics. Prerequisite: PS 210 or 211 or permission of instructor. Every other year.|
PS 350
Special Topics
Offered occasionally.|
PS 351
State Local Government
Detailed study of how our state and local governments function. Emphasizes Pennsylvania government. Requires independent study through outside projects. Every other year.|
PS 352
Internat Politics
Presents a framework for analyzing the behavior of states, the basic factors which motivate and affect international policies, and the techniques of resolving international conflicts. Every other year.|
PS 354
Const Law Of U S
A study of the development of the Constitution through the interpretations of the Supreme Court. Includes a study of the separation of governmental powers, political and judicial processes, federalism as a legal device, and the relationship of libert,y and authority to the individual living under government. Prerequisite: PS 211. Spring, annually.|
PS 355
Media, Elec & Party Politics
A survey course emphasizing the electorate, pressure groups, and public opinion, nature and history of political parties, party organization, methods of nominations, and elections. Examines the place of political parties and elections as instruments,of democracy and their place in the framework of Pennsylvania's government. Fall, alternating years.|
PS 356
Congress & Legis Process
Examines the legislative process in American representative government with primary concern given to the structure, operation, and development of the U.S. Congress.|
PS 357
The American Presidency
Examines the history, practice, and political ideas related to the institution of the American presidency. Emphasizes the presidency's place within the constitutional system of separated powers and how that institution has evolved into the office we,see today. Alternate Fall Semesters.|
PS 363
Criminal Procedure
A study of the law as it relates to arrest, search, and seizure with emphasis on present controlling legal decisions and historical development, philosophy, and public policy issues underlying these decisions. Prerequisite: PS 211, CRJT 110 or permi,ssion of instructor. Annually|
PS 364
Cons Law-Civil Rghts/Lib
A study of the development of the Constitution of the United States through an examination of the decisions of the Supreme Court in the area of civil rights and liberties. Introduces some legal terminology and the case method. Prerequisite: PS 211. S,pring, odd-numbered years.|
PS 365
Anc-Med Pol Thgt
Explores the development of political theory from Plato to Machiavelli. Every year.|
PS 366
Political Ideologies
Explores the development of political thinking in the modern period, emphasizing the development of ideologies. Particular attention given to liberalism, conservatism, Marxist and non-Marxist socialism, fascism, libertarianism, environmentalism, and,contemporary liberation ideologies. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing|
PS 375
Public Policy And Admin
Introduces public administration emphasizing its function in the American political process. Applied public administration theory and practice to enduring and contemporary public policy challenges and achievements. Every other year.|
PS 395
Amer Political Thought
Examines major political thinkers and ideas which have shaped the American political tradition. Emphasizes the competing ideas of government which were influential at the time of the American founding. Considers contemporary competing paradigms in Am,erican political thought.|
PS 398
Empirical Political Analysis
Introduces students to the fundamental concepts and research methods used in political science. Provides students with an understanding of how and why political scientists conduct political research. Because the use of statistical/ empirical analysis, is an important part of the research process, students will be introduced to statistical applications used in political science. Prerequisites: MATH 221 or 222, CIS 110 and 217, or consent of instructor. Every other year.|
PSY 111
Psych Of Personal Growth
Emphasizes personal growth, enabling each student to explore self-identity, social relationships, and environmental influences. Explores problems of personality, resolution of conflicts and stress, and the role of emotions in behavior, relationships,, and health. No prerequisite. Each semester at Clarion. Annually at Venango.|
PSY 122
Drugs, Society & Behavior
Reviews common legal and illegal drugs, modes of action, causes of abuse, and available treatments. The focus of this class is to raise students' awareness of these issues, not to provide treatment or training in drug abuse rehabilitation. No prere,quisite. Annually.|
PSY 211
General Psychology
Introduces the general subject matter of psychology as a science and its major findings. Emphasizes genetics, development, learning and motivation, emotions, sensation and perception, personality and abnormal adjustment, and other social behavior. No, prerequisite. Each semester at both Clarion and Venango Campuses.|
PSY 212
Brain And Behavior
Introduces the relationships between brain and behavior.|
PSY 220
Human Sexuality
Provides students with an overview of the area of human sexuality. Begins with an explanation of how human sexuality is studied. Includes a discussion of sex roles; the biological division of males and females; the physiology of the human sexual resp,onse cycle; and sexual behavior such as homosexuality, sexual coercion, and sexual dysfunctions. Covers health issues such as sexually transmitted diseases, birth control, pregnancy, and childbirth. No prerequisite. Each semester.|
PSY 228
Human Behav/Orgs
Explores how basic psychological principles can be used to describe, explain, and predict individuals' on-the-job thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Includes personality, motivation, perception, attitudes, stress, communication, learning, leadership,, group behavior, cooperation, decision-making, and research methods. B.S. business administration majors can apply this course to free electives only. No prerequisite. On demand at both the Clarion and Venango Campuses.|
PSY 230
Stat Methods
Covers basic descriptive and inferential statistical techniques (frequency distributions, measures of variability and central tendency, correlation, regression, z, t). Gives special attention during class and a required laboratory meeting to the use,of those techniques in dealing with data in the behavioral sciences and their importance in the research endeavor. Prerequisite: PSY 211. Each semester.|
PSY 240
Crit Think & Writing In Psych
Develops cognitive and writing skills linked with success in psychology, a field in which thinking and writing critically enable effective writing and work. Prerequisites: PSY 211; limited to psychology and sociology/psychology majors. Annually.|
PSY 251
Research Methds Beh Sci
Familiarizes students with methods used by psychologists to systematically collect information about the behavior of people and other animals. Experiments are conducted during laboratory meetings, and the appropriate style of writing research reports, is emphasized. PSY 211 and 230, with at least a C in PSY 230, are prerequisites; concurrent registration with PSY 230 permitted only with consent of the instructor. Each semester.|
PSY 252
Research Meth Lab
Experiments are conducted during laboratory meetings and particular attention is given to the appropriate A.P.A. style of writing research reports. Concurrent registration or previous credit for PSY 251 is required. Prerequisites: PSY 211 and at leas,t a C grade in PSY 230. Each semester.|
PSY 253
Intro To Gerontology
Provide a general introduction to social gerontology. Emphasizes the typical aspects of aging. Reviews current hypotheses and findings concerning aging processes. No prerequisite. Annually.|
PSY 260
Developmental Psych
Surveys research and theory on human life-span development. Students study social, cognitive, emotional, and physical aspects of development from conception to death. Prerequisite: PSY 211. Each semester at Clarion. Annually at Venango.|
PSY 300
Cross-Cultural Psychology
Introduces students to research on the similarities and differences among different racial and ethnic groups in the United States and around the world. Examines research in several areas of psychology, such as developmental, social, cognitive, etc. E,ncourages students to apply the research to daily life in discussions of stereotyping, aggression, intelligence, motivation, etc. Prerequisite: PSY 211|
PSY 321
Psy Of Adolescence
Focuses on the cognitive, emotional, social, and physical changes of adolescence. Through such topics as emerging sexuality, intimacy, identity formation, moral development, and vocational development, students will gain an appreciation for the uniqu,e developmental challenges of adolescence. Prerequisites: PSY 211 and 260. Annually.|
PSY 325
Community Psychology
Community psychology focuses on the connections between the individual and the community in order to develop interventions which will prevent social problems and promote psychological health. Students will learn how to apply the community psychology, approach to specific social issues. They will become familiar with local and national community based intervention programs and will learn how to conduct assessment and evaluation research on such programs. Prerequisite: PSY 211.|
PSY 330
Psychology Of Happiness
What is happiness? How can we achieve happiness? This course is an exploration of the new area of positive psychology which is concerned with using science to discover the factors which make like meaningful, create happiness, and enable individuals a,nd communities to thrive. Positive psychologists see happiness as a skill which can be studied, taught and learned. This course will look at evidence from the biological, cognitive, social, and clinical areas of psychology in order to understand happ,iness, with the aim of using what we learn to improve our own lives. Prerequisite: PSY 211 or by permission of instructor. Spring or summer, once every two years|
PSY 331
Child Psychology
Focuses on cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development from conception through childhood. Prerequisites: PSY 211 and 260. Annually at both Clarion and Venango.|
PSY 340
Psych Of Women
Introduces students to the roles involved with being men and women, to the ideologies in various feminist theories, and to past and present research in the area of psychology of women. One of the purposes of the course is to demonstrate how bias (esp,ecially sexism) can creep into the research process, work situations, and personal lives, and the importance of both male and female perspectives in each of these areas. Prerequisite: PSY 211. Annually.|
PSY 350
Industrial Psychology
Focuses on applying theories and methods of scientific psychology to improve the way organizations select, train, motivate, retain, and evaluate employees. No prerequisite, but PSY 211 and 230 are recommended. Annually.|
PSY 352
Psychopharmacology
Examines how drugs effect neurotransmitter systems to control behavior. Emphasizes neurochemical and neuroanatomical explanations of pharmacological effects. Examines the major classes of psychoactive drugs with respect to the mechanism of action of,the drug and what the drug effect reveals about normal central nervous system functioning. Prerequisite: PSY 211 or consent of instructor. Annually.|
PSY 354
Abnormal Psychology
Surveys the principal forms of behavior disorders, emphasizing their etiology, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment. Prerequisite: PSY 211. Each semester.|
PSY 355
Social Psychology
The scientific study of social behavior and interpersonal relationships. Prerequisite: PSY 211. Annually.|
PSY 357
Intro To Psy Test
Covers the nature and use of tests, including intelligence, personality, aptitude, interests, and achievement. Students prepare behavior objectives, construct tests of items which sample the objectives, administer the tests, and analyze the results.,Prerequisite: PSY 211, 230, or the permission of the instructor. On demand.|
PSY 360
Current Topics
Focuses on a single, broad contemporary issue of current interest in psychology and related fields of study. Course content varies from semester to semester. May be taken three times for credit. Prerequisite: PSY 211. On demand.|
PSY 362
Cognitive Psychology
Examines information processing, human memory, attention, mental representation, problem solving, and intelligence, to understand the complexities of human cognitive processes. Considers contemporary and historical models of mind to determine their u,sefulness in understanding the psychological bases of thinking. Prerequisite: PSY 211. Annually.|
PSY 364
Intro Counseling & Psychothpy
Introduces students to basic methods in counseling and psychotherapy. Students will practice entry-level writing and communication skills with peers under close supervision. Annually.|
PSY 370
Forensic Psychology
Reviews the emerging field of Forensic Psychology, including issues related to legal competency, insanity plea, eyewitness testimony, determination of truth, criminal profiling, jury selection, discrimination, sexual harrassment, and child custody,determination with a focus on the role of the professional Psychologist in these areas. Prerequisite: PSY 211|
PSY 380
App Of Behavioral Prin
Assists students in applying general behavioral principles to personal change as well as to change that they initiate with clients in entry-level human services positions. Prerequisite: Nine hours in psychology or by permission of instructor. Annuall,y.|
PSY 390
Research In Gender Psych
Students will conduct empirical research on gender as a biological, psychological, and social experience. Through reading, lecture, and discussion they will have the opportunity to compare the results of their own investigations to those found in bo,th classic and current studies of gender. Prerequisite: PSY 211 and a course in statistics (PSY 230, MATH 221, or ECON 221)|
PSY 392
Independent Study
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PSY 393
Independent Study
Students explore an area of special interest in depth for variable credit under the supervision of a member of the department and with approval of the chairperson. Open to juniors and seniors. Prerequisite: PSY 211.|
PSY 401
Indiv Research Project
Students conduct research under the direction of an individual faculty member in the department. Work culminates in a paper of professional quality. Students present their research in a public forum. Registration requires prior approval of instructor,. Taught on an individual instruction basis. Prerequisites: PSY 211, 230, 251, and approval of instructor. As approved.|
PSY 427
Tests & Measurements In Psych
Reviews theories of test construction and measurement theory with application to Psychological tests and research instruments. Students will develop an instrument and provide data to support its reliability and validity. Prerequisite: a course in,statistics or by permission of instructor.|
PSY 452
Physiological Psychology
Analyzes the physical and biological mechanisms underlying behavior. Includes drugs and behavior, perception, emotions and motivation, sleep, learning and memory, language, psychopathology, etc. Introduces a variety of laboratory methods and techniqu,es via demonstrations. Open to juniors and seniors. Prerequisites: PSY 211, 230, and 251 or with consent of instructor. Annually.|
PSY 453
Human Neuropsychology
This course will focus on what is known about the human brain, particularly the neocortex, and how it effects behavior. The course will examine principles of brain function, basics of neurological examination, and the structural-functional relations,hips emerging from the frontiers of neuroscience, particularly the study of the human neocortex.|
PSY 454
Personality
Surveys several of the major theories of personality development and structure from the classic ideas of Freud and Jung to the current cognitive theories of Bandura. Also covers trait and humanistic approaches. Prerequisite: PSY 211 and 6 credit hour,s in Psychology or permission of instructor. Annually.|
PSY 455
Learning and Memory
Surveys attempts to understand and explain learning and memory. Emphasizes a comparison of current theories and their implications when applied to forms of learning and memory from the simple to the complex. Prerequisites: PSY 211, 230, and 251 or wi,th consent of instructor. Annually.|
PSY 456
History And Systems
Examines the foundations of psychological thought and its development from Greek civilization through the reformation and to a period of quasi-maturity in the formal system of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Prerequisites: PSY 211, 230, and 2,51. Annually.|
PSY 458
Sensation Percep
Examines the sensory-perceptual processes with a view to understanding their structure, properties, and role in psychological functioning. Emphasizes physiological processes involved in sensation and their concomitant limitations on the psychological, processes of perception. Prerequisite: PSY 211, 230, and 251 or with consent of instructor. Every other year.|
PSY 464
Theories Of Counseling
Introduces the field of counseling and psychotherapy. Surveys the major models in the field, with focus on assumptions and applications in a variety of settings. Covers professional issues, ethics, and current topics. Prerequisites: PSY 211 and 354 (,or approval of instructor). Each semester.|
PSY 467
Adult Development and Aging
Study of the changes in human behavior from late adulthood until death. Emphasizes the physical, emotional, intellectual, and social aspects of later life. Prerequisites: PSY 211 and 260. Annually.|
PSY 470
Senior Seminar
Applies what students have learned about psychological theory and practice to controversial issues, with the intent of developing students' expertise in psychology. Prerequisites: PSY 211, 230, and 251. Annually.|
PSY 471
Intro To Cln Child Psy
Introduces clinical work with children. Includes major diagnostic categories and theories of etiology related to clinical problems in children, as well as an overview of evaluation methods and treatment modalities designed specifically for children.,Covers professional issues and ethics related to child clinical psychology. Prerequisites: PSY 211 and 260; PSY 331 is recommended; (or approval of instructor). Annually.|
PSY 475
Health Psychology
The area of psychology that is concerned with the interaction between biological, psychological, and social factors that influence people's health and susceptibility to illness. Discusses health promotion and illness prevention from a biopsychosocial, perspective. Examines extensively the relationship between stress and illness, and discusses medical compliance, the Type A Behavior Pattern, and patient physician interactions. Prerequisite: PSY 211, 230 & 251. On demand.|
PSY 499
Supr Field Experience
In consultation with the instructor prior to registration, students select a human or community service agency. Requires 10 hours per week. Students observe and experience skills needed in the helping professions. May be repeated once for credit but,must be used under free electives the second time. Open to students in education, health, and human service programs. Prerequisites: Junior standing, PSY 211, and at least one of PSY 350, 380, 464, 467. Each semester.|
RUSS 101
Russ Lang & Cult I
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RUSS 102
Russ Lang & Cult II
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RUSS 103
Russ Lang & Cult III
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RUSS 201
Interm Russian
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RUSS 202
Inter Russian I
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RUSS 305
Russ Civ Via Film
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RUSS 306
20th Cent Russ Leg
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SC 112
Oral Comm Non-Native Speaker
Helps college students who are non-native speakers of English to improve their oral communication competence. Experiential learning approach emphasizes activities that promote involvement and interaction with the host culture. Students are expected t,o make several oral presentations. Native speakers of English are not permitted to enroll. A student may not take both SC 112 and 113 for credit.|
SC 255
Adv Interp
Provides training in the advanced techniques of the oral interpretation of the three major literary genres and their structures with respect to oral presentation. 1. Poetry, 2. Prose fiction, 3. Drama. Prerequisite: SC 155 or consent of instruc,tor. Spring, odd-numbered years.|
SOC 211
Prin Of Sociology
Introduces the nature and characteristics of human societies, the structure and processes of social life, the impact of social forces on personal and group behavior, and the interdependence of society and the individual. Each semester.|
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.|
SOC 236
Criminology
Examines historical and contemporary attempts to explain the origins of criminal behavior and society's reaction to it from a variety of perspectives. Provides students with an understanding of how these theories have influenced the present criminal, justice systems. Annually|
SOC 253
Intro To Gerontology
Provide a general introduction to social gerontology. Emphasizes the typical aspects of aging. Reviews current hypotheses and findings concerning aging processes. No prerequisite. Annually.|
SOC 310
Classical Sociol Theory
Acquaints students with the thoughts of sociologists who have made major contributions to the founding of the discipline and whose work continues to be relevant today. Prerequisite: SOC 211 or permission of the instructor. Fall, annually.|
SOC 311
Social Stratification
Examines class, social status, and power inequalities at the community, national, and world level. Considers a history of inequality, theories of structured inequality, class information, poverty, class, gender, and racial inequalities, modality, and, legitimacy. Prerequisite: SOC 211 or permission of instructor. On demand.|
SOC 312
Micro-Sociology
Explores the relationship between the individual and the social environment emphasizing group influences on individual attitudes and behavior. Examines major social psychological theories focusing primarily on symbolic interactionism, ethnoemthodolog,y, dramaturgy, and the sociology of emotions. Prerequisite: SOC 211 or permission of instructor. On demand.|
SOC 315
Social Welfare
Examines the nature of social welfare policies and programs in the U.S. An overview of the history and administration of major social welfare programs is presented. Examines programs for the poor, the mentally ill, the disabled, children and families, at-risk, the unemployed, and the aged in our society. No prerequisite. Spring, annually.|
SOC 316
Ending Poverty
Introduces the field of development anthropology, including its applied aspects. Explores the history of development theory; models of cultural change; contemporary issues of poverty and globalization; models of program design. Provides students wi,th a practical background in project design, assessment, and management. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Alternate years|
SOC 318
Sociology Of Death And Dying
Provides an exploration of the sociological issues related to death, dying and bereavement. Topics examined include: societal definitions and attitudes, societal rituals and responses, and theoretical perspectives on death, dying and bereavement. Soc,ietal concerns regarding end-of-life decisions will be addressed. No prerequisite. Fall, annually.|
SOC 320
Contemp Sociological Thy
Acquaints students with the thought of sociologists who have made major contributions to theoretical sociology since the 1930s. Covers the life, historical context, and major works of theorists such as Parsons, Merton, Dehrendorf, Coser, Collins, Hom,ans, Blau, Turner, Goffman, and others. No prerequisite. On demand.|
SOC 321
Sociology Of Work
A study of occupational and organizational work settings, social meanings, types, and social functions of work. Analyzes unemployment and its social causes and consequences. Examines selected work place reforms and proposed structural changes of work,. Prerequisite: SOC 211 or ANTH 211. Once annually.|
SOC 324
Images Of Working-Class Life
Examines the experience of working-class people from a number of perspectives: non-fiction, fiction, poetry, song, drama, film. Focuses on themes of class, identity, cultural influences, and economic and political power as they explicitly relate to, the issue of work. Offered Spring odd years. Prerequisite: For ENG credit successful completion of or exemption from general education writing requirement; for SOC credit SOC 211. Spring, odd years.|
SOC 325
Middle Eastern Am & Society
This course will examine the many histories, experiences, and cultures that shape and define Americans of Middle Eastern origin. It explores the diversity and commonality of experiences among different Middle Eastern immigrant groups and their desce,ndents. The focus will be on the experiences of immigrants from the predominantly Muslim Middle East in American society with a modest attention to the historical trajectory of their immigration and settlement. The course will investigate the socia,l consequences of the events of September 11, 2001, as these have transformed the position of Middle Eastern Americans as an ethnic group. Themes and specific issues outlined in the course will include: immigration to the U.S., assimilation, demogr|
SOC 340
Sociology Conflict Res
Analyzes social conflict and introduces the dynamics of conflict resolution. Emphasizes examining theories and methods of active nonviolent conflict resolution in small group and large organizational settings. Includes violence, types of noncooperati,on, negotiation, adjudication, and mediation. Uses cross-cultural data extensively. Prerequisite: SOC 211. Once, annually.|
SOC 345
LGBTQ Communities
This course investigates the origins and social consequences of gender and sexual identity and provides a critical examination of the historical context and contemporary social institutions that inform gender and sexual identity in the United States., The course will outline the development, maintenance and positions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities in society. The course focuses on the learning, maintaining, and changing of sexual gender identities in various institu,tional settings, especially the family, education, religion, politics, work and social movements. Prerequitsite: SOC 211.|
SOC 351
Contemp Soc Problems
Examines the formation and indicators of problems that affect the functioning of society as a whole. Analyzes solutions to selected social problems. Prerequisite: SOC 211 or permission of the instructor. Once annually.|
SOC 352
The Family
Deals with development of the family and the home in its historical, economic, and legal aspects. Considers the various factors influencing the organization, disorganization, and reorganization of the family, as well as the modern trends in the basic, institution. Prerequisite: SOC 211 or permission of the instructor.|
SOC 353
Aging In Amer Society
Human aging takes place within a social and cultural context. Social and social-psychological perspectives will be used to gain a better understanding of the process, problems and prospects of aging in American society. Prerequisite: SOC 211 or SOC, 253 or permission of instructor.|
SOC 354
Special Topics
Offered occasionally.|
SOC 356
Sociology And Film
Uses the sociological perspective to analyze film content. Examine how film reflects society and particular ideologies and how society and ideas about social issues are influenced by film. Topics include family, race relations, substance use, the e,lderly, sexuality, and social stratification. Prerequisite: Soc 211 or permission of instructor. On demand.|
SOC 361
Soc Of Dev Behav
A sociological perspective on social deviance; overview of theoretical approaches; research examples of various forms of deviant behavior, attributes and beliefs. Prerequisite: SOC 211 or permission of instructor.|
SOC 362
Race & Ethnic Relations
Background of racial and ethnic identity. Examines contemporary aspects of inter-ethnic and inter-racial group relations. Considers proposals for alleviating and resolving problems and their implications. Prerequisite: SOC 211 or permission of the in,structor. Once annually.|
SOC 390
Social Movements
The objective of the course is to introduce students to the field of social movements. Particular emphasis will be placed on the application of theoretical ideas to case studies in order to enhance student knowledge of community organizing and socia,l movements. Therefore, this course will focus on historical and contemporary social movements, including the American civil rights movement, the women's movement, the gay and lesbian rights movement, environmental and peace movements, the new Ameri,can right, and the global justice movement. Empirical studies of these movements will be used to explore such general issues as how social movements emerge, grow and decline. Prerequisite: SOC 211.|
SOC 395
Social Change
Analyzes social change processes through study of major theories of social change and recent investigations in the general area of social change. Examines major social forces and movements shaping contemporary patterns of social change, e.g., industr,ialization, rationalization, urbanization. Examines the impact of inventions, discoveries, revolutions, reform movements, and attempts to direct the course of change through various types of planning and development programs. Prerequisite: SOC 211 or, permission of the instructor.|
SOC 400
Independent Study
Concentrated exploration and study of a problem or area of sociology not covered by existing courses and in accord with the student's interest and needs and under the direction of department faculty member. Prior to enrolling, students are required t,o submit a written proposal outlining their plan of study for the instructor with whom they will be working. Enrollment limited to juniors and seniors with consent of the instructor. Maximum number of credits in SOC 400 is limited to nine.|
SOC 410
The Sociology Of Sport
The perspective of this course is that sport is a socially constructed concept. Students will engage in the analysis of sport as a contemporary social institution. Class participants, following the sociological tradition, will try to detect, measur,e, and explain the reciprocal impact of sport with other institutions such as the family, education, and the economy. For example, sport as presently constituted has numerous economic aspects; it is a form of work for many persons. Examination of s,port will be based on the structural functionalist, social conflict and symbolic interactionist paradigms of sociology. Prerequisite: either Soc 211 or permission of instructor. Every third semester.|
SOC 450
Research Methods
Fundamentals of the research process and methods including, research design, interview and questionnaire construction, sampling methodology, basic descriptive and inferential statistics, data collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation. P,rerequisites: SOC 211; 3 hours of statistics or permission of the instructor.|
SOC 451
Qualitative Research Methods
Qualitative research seeks to integrate the lived experience with principles from the scientific method. This course is designed to provide an overview of qualitative research methods and techniques used for conducting sociological research such as c,ase studies, unobtrusive methods, participant observation, choices of observer status role, recording data, uses of technical equipmrnt, key informants, interviewing techniques, and ethical considerations in employing such methods and procedures. The, course examines the use of these methods and techniques in both academic and applied research. Prerequisite: SOC 211, SW 211 or SW 212.|
SOC 452
Sex,Gender & Social
Investigates the social consequences of the cultural universal that all societies categorize their members according to sex. Focuses on the learning, maintaining, and changing of gender roles in various institutional settings, especially the family,,education, religion, politics, and work. Prerequisite: SOC 211.|
SOC 499
Supervised Field Placemt
With the approval and under the supervision of a member of the sociology faculty, students are placed in field-work settings, e.g., child welfare agencies, offices of aging, divisions of the criminal justice system, community development agencies, et,c., where they will observe and work with persons responsible for carrying out a range of specific human services. Requires a 10-hour commitment each week. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor, junior standing, and, six hours in sociology.|
SPAN 1
Spanish Elective I
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SPAN 2
Spanish Elective II
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SPAN 3
Spanish Elective III
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SPAN 4
Spanish Elective IV
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SPAN 101
Special Topics
Experts on individual countries cover historical and contemporary developments on the European intellectual scene with regard to their relevance for the present American student generation. The special subject is announced at pre-registration. Open,to all students, and may be taken up to three times for credit, provided that different topics are offered. Course conducted in English. No prerequisite.|
SPAN 103
Hispanic Civiliz & Cult
Taught in English. Provides students with a basic knowledge of Hispanic culture, history and civilization. Emphasizes comparing the cultures and values of Hispanic societies among themselves as well as to those of Anglo-American society. No prerequis,ite.|
SPAN 109
Span Lit In Trans
A study of representative Hispanic literary works emphasizing themes relevant to all cultures. Conducted in English. No knowledge of Spanish required.|
SPAN 140
Hispanic Film
This course, taught in English, will examine major Spanish and Latin American films with English subtitles. It offers a special and important perspective to approach the contemporary history and culture of Hispanic countries. Students are encourage,d to develop an awareness of differences between Hispanic and Anglo-American Cultures. Lectures and assignments in English.|
SPAN 150
Intensive Elem Span I
Equivalent to SPAN 151 and 152 combined. As needed.|
SPAN 151
Elem Spanish I
Introduces Spanish language, emphasizing all language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Fall annually.|
SPAN 152
Elem Spanish II
Continuation of SPAN I. Prerequisite: SPAN 151 or satisfactory placement test score.|
SPAN 250
Intensive Inter Span II
Equivalent to SPAN 251 and 252 combined. Prerequisite: SPAN 150 or SPAN 152, or satisfactory placement test score. As needed.|
SPAN 251
Spanish III (Interm I)
Systematic review of basic grammar: graded readings, conversation, translation, and composition based on selected topics. Prerequisite: SPAN 150 or 152, or satisfactory placement teest score. Fall annually.|
SPAN 252
Spanish IV (Interm II)
Continuation of SPAN 251. Prerequisite: SPAN 251 or satisfactory placement test score. Spring annually.|
SPAN 253
Business Spanish
A study of commercial terminology and style, with extensive practice in the writing of business letters of various kinds. Prerequisite: SPAN 250 or 252, or equivalent.|
SPAN 260
Hispanic Short Story
A study of representative short stories by contemporary Spanish and Latin American writers. All readings and discussions in Spanish. Required for Spanish and Spanish education majors. Prerequisite: SPAN 252|
SPAN 265
Inter Conversation
Practice creative language use in conversation to develop oral proficiency for everyday situations and travel. May be substituted for SPAN 252, with permission of instructor. Required for Spanish and Spanish education majors. Prerequisite: SPAN 251 o,r equivalent.|
SPAN 270
Intro To Span Phon & Pronun
Introduces the Spanish phonetic system, including the study of phonemes, intonation, stress, and rhythm. Includes intensive aural/oral training through phonetic dictation with transcription in the International Phonetic Alphabet and practice diction., Introduces corrective phonetics. Recommended for majors. Required for Spanish education majors. Prerequisite: SPAN 252 or equivalent.|
SPAN 280
Int Adv Span Gram & Comp
Equivalent to SPAN 281 and 282 combined. Meets five days a week. Prerequisites: SPAN 250 or 252, or equivalent. As needed.|
SPAN 281
Spanish for Oral & Writ Prof I
Intensive review of Spanish grammar, designed to increase students' proficiency in all language skills with particular attention to intermediate speaking and writing. Readings cover a range of Hispanic culture, including history, current affairs and,literature. One course in SPAN 281 or SPAN 282 is required for Spanish and Spanish education majors. Prerequisites: SPAN 250 or 252 or equivalent.|
SPAN 282
Spanish for Oral & Wrt Prof II
Continuation of SPAN 281. One course in SPAN 281 or SPAN 282 is required for Spanish and Spanish education majors. Prerequisite: SPAN 250 or 252 or equivalent.|
SPAN 300
Latin American Civilization
Introduces Spanish Culture through its geography, art, history, politics, archiecture, music and literature. Intended for World Languages majors concentrating in Spanish and Spanish education. Prerequisites: SPAN 281 or 282 or permission of instru,ctor.|
SPAN 301
Spanish Civilization
Introduces Spanish culture through its geography, art, history, politics, architecture, music and literature. Further develops cultural themes introduced in SPAN 281 and 282. Required for Spanish and Spanish education majors. Prerequisite: SPAN 281 o,r 282 or permission of instructor.|
SPAN 302
Topics In Hispanic Lit & Cult
In-depth examination of one or more Hispanic literary movements, literary themes or cultural topics. No pre-requisite. Course taught in English. Not eligible for Spanish minor requirements.|
SPAN 304
Latino Cultures in the U.S.
In-depth examination of the major cultural contributions of the Latino population living in the U.S. Course taught in English. Not eligible for Spanish minor or major requirements. May be used for the B.A. World Languages degree as Additional Req,uired Credits. Prerequisite: 30 university credits completed including English 111 or equivalent.|
SPAN 340
Hispanic Film
This course, taught in Spanish, will examine major Spanish and Latin American films with English subtitles. It offers a special and important perspective to approach the contemporary history and culture of Hispanic countries. Students are encourage,d to develop an awareness of differences between Hispanic and Anglo-American cultures. Course counts as a 300-level capstone course for BS and BA majors and minors in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 282 or Permission of Instructor.|
SPAN 344
Translation
Reviews basic translation theory and introduces advanced translation techniques. Includes Spanish to English translation as well as English to Spanish, and also techniques of oral interpretation. Prerequisite: SPAN 281 or 282 or equivalent. As needed,.|
SPAN 352
Read Span Lit Mid-Gold
Introduces Spanish literature from the 11th to the 17th centuries. Emphasizes the role of Islam, Judaism, and Christianity in the texts of this period, as well as the development of Spain as the most powerful nation in Europe and the New World during, this period. Prerequisite: SPAN 281 or 282 or equivalent. As needed.|
SPAN 353
Read Span Lit Gold-20th
Surveys readings from the decline of Spain as a world power to its present position as a democracy. Emphasizes the unique role of the Spanish writer as the conscience and consciousness of the nation, as well as the emergence of women writers. Prerequ,isite: SPAN 281 or 282 or equivalent. As needed.|
SPAN 354
Modern Spanish Novel
Examines the development of the novel in Spain during the 19th and 20th centuries, with discussion of Romanticism, Regionalism, Realism and Naturalism. Prerequisite: SPAN 281 or 282 equivalent. As needed.|
SPAN 360
Read Span-Am Lit Pre-Col-19th
Surveys literature of Spanish-America from Pre-Columbian times to Romanticism. Emphasizes the clash between the autochthonous and the invading European culture that ultimately led to the formation of the Latin American character. Prerequisite: SPAN 2,81 or 282 or equivalent. As needed.|
SPAN 361
Span-Am Lit Modernismo to 20th
Covers the period from beginnings of Modernismo to the writers of the 20th century, emphasizing both prose and poetry. Prerequisite: SPAN 281 or 282 or equivalent. As needed.|
SPAN 362
20th Cent Spanish-Amer Novel
Examines development of the novel in Latin America from the early 20th century to The Boom. Prerequisite: SPAN 281 or 282 or equivalent. As needed.|
SPAN 400
Sr Sem in Lit, Ling & Cult Stu
Explores in a seminar setting a comparative literary, cultural, linguistic or pedagogical topic, including primary sources and relevant theory and criticism. The course teaches analytical and writing skills relevant to cultural, linguistic and liter,ary analysis. A major paper or unit plan is required of all participants. Required of senior majors in World Languages and Cultures. Prerequisite: Senior status during semester of enrollment, at least one 300-level course in the Department of Mod,ern Languages and Cultures.|
SPAN 401
St: Hispanic Lang & Culture
In-depth examination of contemporary Hispanic literature and cultural issues including but not limited to such topics as Hispanic Women Writers, Latino Cultures in the U.S. and relationships between Hispanic nations and the U.S. Course is taught in,Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 282 or permission from instructor|
SPAN 417
Span Lang & Culture Immersion
This course consists of a trip to a Spanish speaking country for two to five weeks depending on the itinerary planned by the instructor prior to departure (no matter what the length, however, it will consist of the usual number of semester hours). D,uring this period, students will visit places of historical and cultural interest in the country, receive lectures on the historical, cultural, artistic or literary importance of the sites visited, conduct as much of their daily routines in Spanish a,s possible. Course offered to graduate students and undergraduates.|
SPAN 461
Readings In Hispanic Lit
Selected readings determined by the needs and interests of the individual student. Prerequisite: SPAN 281 or 282 or equivalent.|
SPAN 501
St: Hispanic Lang & Culture
In-depth examination of contemporary Hispanic literature and cultural issues including but not limited to such topics as Hispanic Women Writers, Latino Cultures in the U.S. and relationships between Hispanic nations and the U.S. Course is taught in,Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 282 or permission from instructor.|
SPAN 540
Hispanic Film
This course will examine major Spanish and Latin American films. It offers a special and important perspective to approach the contemporary history and culture of Hispanic countries. Students are encouraged to develop an awareness of differences be,tween Hispanic and Anglo-American cultures. Course is taught in Spanish.|
SPAN 561
Supr Readings Hispanic Lit
Selected readings determined by the needs and interests of the individual student.|
SW 211
Prin Of Social Work
Overview of social work as a profession with an introduction to social work with individuals, groups, families, and communities. Students examine a basic set of concepts, principles, and elements of practice. Fall, annually.|
SW 212
Social Work With Groups
A study of the practice of group work, group dynamics and the use of various types of groups in social work settings. Spring, annually.|
SW 225
Soc Work Child & Youth
The study of social work approaches to prevention, intervention, and treatment of problems facing families and children. Examines concepts, policies, and practice issues in the field of child and family welfare. Spring, annually.|
SW 310
Crisis Intervention
This course is designed to prepare students in the helping professions with the skills to handle short term crisis situations within a generalist social work framework. The focus of the course is on crisis, emergency, disaster management and preventi,on. At the completion of this course students will understand the nature of crisis and its impact on the lives of diverse individuals, families, groups, and communities. Prerequisites are Soc 211, SW 211 or SW 212.|
SW 315
Social Welfare
Examines the nature of social welfare policies and programs in the U.S. An overview of the history and administration of major social welfare programs is presented. Examines programs for the poor, the mentally ill, the disabled, children and families, at-risk, the unemployed, and the aged in our society. No prerequisite. Spring, annually.|
SW 320
Human Sexuality and Soc Work
This course lays the foundation for understanding human sex and sexuality for beginning level social work practitioners who will need this information in their work with clients i.e. in sexual counseling, in policy and service discussions about sex e,ducation, and in public health issues related to sexual behavior with an emphasis on deiversity and inclusiveness. Prerequisites include Soc 211, SW 211 or SW 212.|
SW 340
Health Care Policies & Systems
This course explores the role of social work in health care policies and systems. It examines the conceptual framework of health, mental health, and access to health care in society. Students will examine the health status of disadvantaged and at-ris,k populations and consider implications for policy, practice, and economic justice in society. Prerequisites are SOC 211, SW 211 or SW 212.|
SW 350
Geron Soc Wrk Pract
Concepts, policies, and practice issues in social work with older adults. Examines methods of intervention, social service delivery systems, and the special needs of diverse older populations. Fall, annually.|
SW 354
Special Topics
Examines areas of study in Social Work. Professor selects format most suitable to the study. Topics, announced in advance, focus on the needs and interests of social workers. Course offered on demand. Prerequisites: SW 211, or SW 212 or SOC 211 or p,ermission of instructor.|
SW 360
Substance Abuse & Social Work
Students will study the NASW policy statement on alcohol and other drugs and examine contemporary, evidence-based approaches to prevention, assessment and intervention in social work. A system perspective is applies to this practice area and social a,nd economic justice issues are examined. This course lays the foundation for understanding substance use and abuse for beginning level social work practitioners and related majors who will need this information in their work with clients. An ecologi,cal framework is utilized to emphasize the relationship between policy and practice. Social and economic justice issues related to substance abuse are also examined. Prerequisites: Soc 211, SW 211 or SW 212.|
SW 370
Soc Work w/the Sexually Devian
In the field of social work there is continual need for specialized services to deal with current problems facing society. Sexuality remains a neglected and largely taboo area within practice, but it can be a demanding aspect of social work. This co,urse is outlined to educate students about the unique and specialized treatment of the sexually deviant population. Theories and etiologies of sexual offending will be discussed. Students will gain an overview of sexually deviant behaviors. The cours,e will cover specific areas of assessment and treatment of sexual deviance. Pathways and typologies of offenders will be discussed as well the significant differences when working with the sexually deviant individuals and juveniles. Further, the cour|
SW 399
Social Work Practicum Seminar
This is an upper division course for students near the end of their studies. In this course students will examine several social service agencies, how each applies the helping process, and the role and function of the social work professional in a va,riety of settings. Students will be exposed to a variety of local social service agencies and delivery systems through class visits from social workers and social service professionals whose programs serve primarily vulnerable populations. This cours,e is designed to enhance students' understanding and knowledge of the social determinants of need, community service and civic engagement and to incorporate field service and classroom learning. Prerequisite: SOC 211, SW 211 or SW 212.|
SW 451
Qualitative Research Methods
Qualitative research seeks to integrate the lived experience with principles from the scientific method. This course is designed to provide an overview of qualitative research methods and techniques used for conducting sociological research such as c,ase studies, unobtrusive methods, participant observation, choices of observer status role, recording data, uses of technical equipmrnt, key informants, interviewing techniques, and ethical considerations in employing such methods and procedures. The, course examines the use of these methods and techniques in both academic and applied research. Prerequisite: SOC 211, SW 211 or SW 212.|
SW 499
Supervised Field Placemt
With the approval and under the supervision of a member of the sociology faculty, students are placed in field-work settings, e.g., child welfare agencies, offices of aging, divisions of the criminal justice system, community development agencies, et,c., where they will observe and work with persons responsible for carrying out a range of specific human services. Requires a 10-hour commitment each week. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor, junior standing, and, six hours in sociology.|
THE 103
Theatrical Performance
Students earn one to three credits through performance in University Theatre productions by successfully completing the terms of the Contract for Credit in THE Activities, subject to approval by instructor and department chair. No more than three cre,dits may be earned in THE 103 during any one semester. Students may not enroll concurrently in THE 103 and 254, 350, or 361 without instructor permission. Each semester.|
THE 104
Theatrical Production
Students earn one to three credits construction lab in the scene shop and costume shop. Credits will be earned successfully completing the terms of the Contract for Credit in THE Activities, subject to approval by instructor and department chair. No,more than three credits may be earned in THE 104. Is a requirement for all BFA theatre majors. Each semester.|
THE 120
Play Production
Introduces elements of theatre, including directing, acting, make-up, criticism, stagecraft, and stage lighting. No prerequisites. Summer, annually.|
THE 155
Interpretation I
Develops expressive presentational skills through practice in the oral interpretation of literature. Focuses on analyzing an author's meaning, responding to it, communicating that meaning to an audience, and correlating oral interpretation with other, arts. Fall, annually.|
THE 161
Stagecraft
A study of the theory, materials, and practice of stage construction. Emphasizes technical instruction and the relationship between the dramatic function of the setting and its actual physical realization. Student projects and required production lab,s provide practical experience. Fall, annually.|
THE 201
Dance I
Focuses on alignment, strength, flexibility, balance, and locomotor movement. Surveys jazz, ballet, modern, and tap dance styles. For actors: a working knowledge of dance styles for performance and auditions. For everyone: an exploration of personal,movement potential and an appreciation for the art of dance. Fall, annually.|
THE 204
Movement For The Actor
This class is designed to give student performers the tools to use their bodies as instruments for developing characters, and to develop a vocabulary that will enable them to communicate with directors and movement coaches from a variety of backgroun,ds. Instruction focuses on building physical presence and body awareness, increasing flexibility and range of motion, and developing control necessary for efficient and communicative movement in a variety of theatre styles.|
THE 215
Special Topics In Theatre
Focuses on offering special topics reflecting the interest of students. Content varies from semester to semester. Suitable for both majors and non-majors in theatre. May be taken for a maximum of nine credits in the major. On demand.|
THE 251
Voice & Articulation
Helps students improve their speech by the elimination of faulty voice and articulation habits. Gives attention to basic skills, including vocal variety, projection, breath control, tonal production, and articulation. Focuses on both the technical pr,oduction of speech sounds and the student's ability to communicate.|
THE 253
Intro To Theatre
Explores the techniques and contemporary practices in the organization of dramatic material. Surveys the division of labor for creation of dramatic material. Analyzes literary concepts, including realism and existentialism, that motivate the contempo,rary audience. Each semester.|
THE 254
Acting I: Intro To Acting
A beginning acting course. Familiarizes students with the skills and tools required of today's professional actors. Suitable general elective for non-theatre majors.|
THE 255
Adv Interp
Provides training in the advanced techniques of the oral interpretation of the three major literary genres and their structures with respect to oral presentation. 1. Poetry, 2. Prose fiction, 3. Drama. Prerequisite: SC 155 or consent of instruc,tor. Spring, odd-numbered years.|
THE 261
Draft & Rendering For Theatre
A practical study of the standard techniques used in drafting and rendering to convey textual information for design and construction of theatrical set designs, lighting designs, and costume designs. Prerequisite: THE 161 or consent of instructor. E,nrollment is limited to Theatre majors or minors or with consent of instructor. Spring, odd-numbered years.|
THE 262
Stage Lighting
Introduces the theory and practice of theatre lighting. Examines the purpose and aesthetics of lighting for the theatre and allied fields of television, film, and concerts. Also examines mechanics and control, including sections on optics, electrica,l theory and color. Student projects and required production labs provide practical experience in stage lighting. Prerequisite: THE 161 - enrollment is limited to Theatre majors or minors or with consent of instructor. Spring, even-numbered years.|
THE 271
Costume Construction
Explores the basic aspects of constructing costumes for the stage, including beginning pattern generation, sewing and fitting. Familiarizes the student with the industry standard in building theatrical costumes.|
THE 301
Musical Theatre Dance Tech I
A practice and historical study of Broadway dance styles. Emphasis is placed on the relationship between dance in musical theatre and the 20th century popular social dance forms traced from minstrelsy and vaudeville to the present day. The sytlizat,ion of these forms is stressed through original musical theatre choreography from each decade. The main focus is in the jazz idiom; however, strong ballet and tap skills are required. Prerequisite: THE 201 or permission of instructor. Spring, annu,ally.|
THE 302
Intro To Choreography
Introduces dance composition, emphasizing spatial design, sources of movement, and exploring the basic elements of space, time, and energy through improvisation, short movement studies, and dances which are presented, discussed, and reworked in class,. Prerequisite: THE 301.|
THE 304
Dance Repertory
Provides students with the opportunity to learn and perform a complete dance choreographed in class by the instructor. Students gain experience as performers in an intensive company-workshop atmosphere and learn how an experienced choreographer uses,skills of dance composition and the strengths of the dancers to choreograph a new work. The finished dance is performed in class and as part of a student dance concert on campus. Prerequisite: THE 301 or 302 or permission of instructor.|
THE 310
Acting The Song
Students will do advanced work in character analysis and text analysis through materials that is entirely sung. They will explore songs as monologues, discovering where they can utilize and capitalize on previous training, while also developing new,techniques that are unique to acting in musicals. A variety of Musical Theatre genres will be explored as well as the historical significance of the Musical Theatre.|
THE 311
Musical Theatre Dance Tech II
This course is a continuing study of Broadway dance styles with the emphasis on significant choreographers and their work in 20th century musical theatre to the present day. Technique and performance quality is stressed through the understanding and, execution of the movement qualities used by historical and current musical theatre choreographers. The main focus is in the jazz idiom; however, strong ballet and tap skills are required. Prerequisite: Dance 1 or permission of instructor. Spring,, as needed.|
THE 321
Musical Theatre Dance Tech III
This course is a continuing study of Broadway dance styles. Emphasis is placed on the tap and modern work in musical theatre as well as dance auditioning skills. Technique and performance quality is stressed through the understanding and execution,of the movement qualities desired in musical theatre dance auditions. Broadway tap, and modern dance, as it is applied to musical theatre, will be explored in greater depth. Prerequisite: Dance 1 or permission of instructor. Spring, as needed.|
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.|
THE 350
Summer Drama Workshop
Combines study and practice in the dramatic arts and includes formal, intensive study in acting, play production, direction, makeup, scene design, stage lighting, and stagecraft. In conjunction with the workshop, Clarion University sponsors a Summer,Theatre Company consisting of members of the workshop, which produces major shows. Summer, annually.|
THE 351
Adv Theatre Prod
Advanced study and practice in the dramatic arts, including projects in scene design, theatre management, and acting. Students work with members of the Summer Drama Workshop in the production of major plays for the Clarion Summer Theatre. Prerequisit,e: THE 120 or 350. Summer, annually.|
THE 352
Play Directing
A study of the fundamentals and procedures of play directing and problems faced in educational theatre. Includes script analysis, casting, and rehearsal methods. Students direct one-act plays for public presentation. Prerequisite: THE 253, 254, 362,,or permission of instructor. Fall, even-numbered years.|
THE 356
Playwriting And Script Const
Introduces the art of the playwright and dramatic storytelling from plot construction to dialogue construction and the addressing the needs of production, in readings and exercises. Culminates with the crafting of a 10-minute play. Prerequisites:,THE 253, 254 or THE 161 or permission of instructor.|
THE 359
Hist Of Theatre I
The history of the theatre as exemplified in the plays and playwrights from Antiquity to the Baroque. Prerequisites: THE 253, 254 or permission of the instructor. Fall, annually.|
THE 360
History Of Theatre II
History of the theatre as exemplified in the plays and playwrights from the Romantic Period to Post-Modernism. Prerequisites: THE 253, THE 254 or permission of instructor.|
THE 361
Acting II: Scene Study
Further applications of the basic groundwork laid in Acting I. Students work in pairs or groups on scenes from published plays in order to sharpen their skills in character analysis, characterization and truthful playing for the stage. Pre-requisite:, THE 254. Enrollment is limited to Theatre majors or minors or with consent of instructor. Spring, even-numbered years.|
THE 362
Set Design
Study and practice in the aesthetics, methods, and techniques of scenic design, utilizing epic and Stanislavskian scenographic analysis. Prerequisite: THE 161. Enrollment is limited to Theatre majors or minors or with consent of instructor. Spring,,odd-numbered years.|
THE 363
Theatrical Make-Up
Fundamentals and application of stage make-up. Fall, odd-numbered years.|
THE 364
Scene Painting For Stage
Studio instruction in the use of brushwork and pigment to develop landscape, ornament, paneling, and architectural detail in stage scenery based on the analysis of form and source of light. Enrollment is limited to Theatre majors or minors or with co,nsent of instructor. Fall, even-numbered years.|
THE 366
Production & Stage Mgmt
A study of theory and practice of production and stage management in the professional, community, and educational theatre environments, including theatrical organization, rehearsal procedures, and performance duties. Prerequisite: Enrollment is lim,ited to Theatre majors or minors or with consent of instructor. Spring, even-numbered years.|
THE 367
Theatrical Costuming
Course examines the principles of Costume Design through the study of modes of dress from ancient to modern times. Includes projects in creativity, script analysis, emotional responses to a text, and beginning costume design. Prerequistite: Majors,or Minors only. Fall, Even numbered years.|
THE 368
Prof Pract: The Audition
Concentrates on the preparation and practices of talent in an audition situation. Emphasizes presentation for both prepared and cold audition situations and familiarity with the business aspects that are part of the auditioning process. Limited to ac,ting students in the B.F.A. program, or by instructor's consent.|
THE 369
Playing Shakespeare
Introduces the advanced acting student to an approach to Shakespeare's texts which requires an open and personal commitment to thought, language, and movement. Prerequisite: THE 361 or THE 254. Enrollment is limited to Theatre majors or minors or w,ith permission of instructor. Spring, even-numbered years.|
THE 370
Stage Dialects
Students learn, practice and perform in five commonly used stage dialects: Standard British, Cockney, Irish, Scottish, and Standard American Southern. Uses the International Phonetic Alphabet as a means to understanding the changes in certain key pho,nemes in each dialect. Utilizes films or videotapes of natural speakers when possible to help familiarize students with the lilt and musicality of each dialect. Students perform both monologues and scenes over the course of the semester. Pre-requisit,es: THE 251 and 361 or 254 with permission of instructor. Spring, odd-numbered years.|
THE 371
Sound Design For The Theatre
Introduces the art of sound design to the theatre student form script analysis to technical production and implementation of sound equipment. Prerequisite: THE 161. Enrollment is limited to Theatre majors or minors or with consent of instructor.,Fall, odd-numbered years.|
THE 403
Graduation Project
Directed Research toward Graduation Project in Acting or Musical Theatre. Prerequistite: Permission of instructor|
THE 404
Graduation Project
Directed research toward Graduation Project in Design/Technical Production.|
THE 461
Styles Of Acting
Examines playing the character within the framework of historical style. Focuses on how to recognize style/period through the text and how to solve the problems of assuming and communicating style. Prerequisites: THE 254 and 361 or consent of instruc,tor. Spring, odd-numbered years.|
THE 490
Independent Study
Selected topics for research and/or performance projects in speech communication and theatre. Prior to registration, students need to obtain an advisor who will direct their study. Approval by appropriate dean required.|
THE 495
Internship In Theatre
The internship program gives the student the opportunity to apply classroom theory and techniques in business, government, theatre, and other cooperating organizations. Course open to any speech communication and theatre major with a junior or senior, standing with consent of department. Student must have a 2.5 QPA or higher and 3.00 QPA in a major. On demand.|
WGS 100
Surv Of Women & Gender Studies
Surveys women's studies topics offered in more advanced courses. Uses materials primarily from the social sciences to examine various topics from a feminist perspective. Examines diverse women's lives across the lifespan, feminist pedagogy, sex role,socialization, women's relationships, women as students, and women in society and history, among other topics. No prerequisite. Fall, annually.|
WGS 200
Spec Top Women's & Gender Stdy
Focuses on themes and topics of contemporary and/or historical interest in the study of women and their contributions across the disciplines and in the culture at large. The special subjects of Each semester's offerings will be announced in pre-regis,tration. May be repeated with approval of the advisor, provided that different topics are offered.|
WGS 300
Spec Top Women's & Gender Stdy
Focuses on themes and topics of contemporary and/or historical interest in the study of women and their contributions across the disciplines and in the culture at large. The special subjects of Each semester's offerings will be announced in pre-regis,tration. May be repeated with approval of the advisor, provided that different topics are offered.|
WGS 311
Gender, Violence And Activism
This course explores the socio-structural and cultural dimensions of gender violence among men and boys, among women and girls and between men/boys, and women/girls in the United State and world-wide. Multiple forms of gender based violence, the eff,ects of perpetrating and/or being the recipient of violence, and societal response to violence at the intersections of ethnicity, race, class, sexuality and religion will be examined. Additionally, the role of promoting, reducing and preventing vio,lence through social activism and civic engagement will be considered at the individual, family, community, and institutional levels. Prerequisite: At least one course from among WS 100, PSY 211 or SOC 211 (or permission of instructor).|
WGS 406
Gender Issues In Ed
Examines the ways in which schools perpetuate gender bias and how educational institutions, as a reflection of the patriarchal society in which they coexist, provide different experiences and outcomes for female and male students and teachers. Prereq,uisite: ED 110 or WS 100 for WS 406 or permission of instructor.|
WGS 425
Feminist Research Methodology
Across disciplines, feminists have developed critiques of traditional research methodology and theories of knowledge. They have asked how gender can influence the kinds of observations that are made, the kinds of questions that are asked, who is stud,ied, how they are studied, and what emerges as the truth. In this class, students will learn how to apply feminist methodology to understanding issues in women's and gender studies, as well as applying it to their major field. They will become famili,ar with key theoretical and metholdological issues in women's and gender studies and will learn how to conduct feminist research. Prerequisite: At least one WGS course and junior standing.|
WGS 490
Seminar In Women & Gender Stds
Interdisciplinary seminar synthesizes knowledge and skills acquired in lower-division courses through a unifying theme. Broad theme offers a variety of dimensions for study and research. Prerequisites: Junior standing, WS 100 plus nine additional hou,rs of women's studies courses, or consent of instructor. On demand.|
WGS 499
Independent Study
This course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to explore an area of special interest in Women's Studies related topics in depth under the supervision of a faculty member. Students must develop a proposed study plan and secure the a,pproval of the program director prior to registration.|
WGS 506
Gender Issues In Ed
Examines the ways in which schools perpetuate gender bias and how educational institutions, as a reflection of the patriarchal society in which they exist, provide different experiences and outcomes for female and male students and teachers. Prerequi,site: ED 110 or WS 100 or consent of instructor.|