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  • Accounting
    Courses Offered
    • ACCT2000Individual Study
      ACCT2000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.

      Individual study programs are self-directed learning experiences designed and carried out by the student with minimal assistance from others. Programs may be proposed for 1-3 s.h. credit as a means of meeting the student's specific educational objectives beyond the regular course offerings.

    • ACCT2310Financial Accounting
      ACCT2310 Financial Accounting - 3 s.h.

      An introduction to the study of accounting dealing with the preparation and analysis of the balance sheet, income statement, and related accounting records. Prerequisites: One MATH course.

    • ACCT2320Managerial Accounting
      ACCT2320 Managerial Accounting - 3 s.h.

      The selection and analysis of accounting information for internal use by management. Prerequisite: ACCT2310.

    • ACCT3000Individual Study
      ACCT3000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.

      Individual study programs are self-directed learning experiences designed and carried out by the student with minimal assistance from others. Programs may be proposed for 1-3 s.h. credit as a means of meeting the student's specific educational objectives beyond the regular course offerings.

    • ACCT3210Financial Statement Reporting and Analysis
      ACCT3210 Financial Statement Reporting and Analysis - 3 s.h.

      The financial theory and application in financial statement analysis from the perspective of financial statement users. Students will learn to interpret and analyze financial statements for tasks such as credit and security analyses, lending and investment decisions, and other managerial decisions that rely on financial data. Prerequisite: ACCT2310.

    • ACCT3220Agricultural Accounting and Taxation
      ACCT3220 Agricultural Accounting and Taxation - 3 s.h.

      Exposure to accounting methods and taxation policies specific to agricultural producers and businesses. Prerequisite: ACCT2310 Financial Accounting.

    • ACCT3310Tax Accounting
      ACCT3310 Tax Accounting - 3 s.h.

      A study of federal income tax provisions relating to individuals, corporations, and partnerships.

    • ACCT3360Intermediate Accounting I
      ACCT3360 Intermediate Accounting I - 3 s.h.

      Accounting theory and practice applicable to determination of asset values and related problems of income determination. Prerequisites: ACCT2320.

    • ACCT3400Cost Accounting for Managerial Control and Strategic Planning
      ACCT3400 Cost Accounting for Managerial Control and Strategic Planning - 3 s.h.

      Development of cost accumulation and reporting systems for a firm's strategy and structure with an emphasis on integrating cost information into the firms strategic plan. Prerequisite: ACCT2320 and MATH1370. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • ACCT3460Intermediate Accounting II
      ACCT3460 Intermediate Accounting II - 3 s.h.

      Accounting theory and practice applicable to liabilities and owner’s equity, special problem areas related to income determination and financial reporting, and international transactions. Prerequisite: ACCT3360.

    • ACCT3550Contemporary Strategic Topics in Accounting including Mergers and Acquisitions
      ACCT3550 Contemporary Strategic Topics in Accounting including Mergers and Acquisitions - 3 s.h.

      Designed to prepare students to manage, report, interpret, and analyze financial data. Students will have the opportunity to apply financial concepts when studying examples including mergers and acquisitions, corporate reports, exchange rates on profitability, and relationship between headquarters and branches. In addition, this course is designed to assist students analyze consolidated financial statements, and to understand accounting for derivatives, governmental and not-for-profit accounting, and reporting. Recommended prerequisite: ACCT2310 Financial Accounting.

    • ACCT3900Topics in Accounting
      ACCT3900 Topics in Accounting - 1-3 s.h.

      Study of selected topics from areas in accounting such as governmental accounting and advanced tax. Topics are announced prior to each semester they are offered. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

    • ACCT4000Individual Study
      ACCT4000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.

      Individual study programs are self-directed learning experiences designed and carried out by the student with minimal assistance from others. Programs may be proposed for 1-3 s.h. credit as a means of meeting the student's specific educational objectives beyond the regular course offerings.

    • ACCT4100Auditing Concepts and Applications – A Risk Analysis Approach
      ACCT4100 Auditing Concepts and Applications – A Risk Analysis Approach - 3 s.h.

      An introduction to the study of auditing principles and standards. Provides a working knowledge of auditing procedures. Prerequisite: ACCT3360.

    • ACCT4120Internship in Accounting
      ACCT4120 Internship in Accounting - 1-3 s.h.

      An internship that allows students to work with accountants. The student will play an active role in identifying potential field sponsors. Repeatable to a maximum of 12 hours. Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis).

    ACCT2000Individual Study ACCT2310Financial Accounting ACCT2320Managerial Accounting ACCT3000Individual Study ACCT3210Financial Statement Reporting and Analysis ACCT3220Agricultural Accounting and Taxation ACCT3310Tax Accounting ACCT3360Intermediate Accounting I ACCT3400Cost Accounting for Managerial Control and Strategic Planning ACCT3460Intermediate Accounting II ACCT3550Contemporary Strategic Topics in Accounting including Mergers and Acquisitions ACCT3900Topics in Accounting ACCT4000Individual Study ACCT4100Auditing Concepts and Applications – A Risk Analysis Approach ACCT4120Internship in Accounting
    Course Descriptions
    ACCT2000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.

    Individual study programs are self-directed learning experiences designed and carried out by the student with minimal assistance from others. Programs may be proposed for 1-3 s.h. credit as a means of meeting the student's specific educational objectives beyond the regular course offerings.

    ACCT2310 Financial Accounting - 3 s.h.

    An introduction to the study of accounting dealing with the preparation and analysis of the balance sheet, income statement, and related accounting records. Prerequisites: One MATH course.

    ACCT2320 Managerial Accounting - 3 s.h.

    The selection and analysis of accounting information for internal use by management. Prerequisite: ACCT2310.

    ACCT3000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.

    Individual study programs are self-directed learning experiences designed and carried out by the student with minimal assistance from others. Programs may be proposed for 1-3 s.h. credit as a means of meeting the student's specific educational objectives beyond the regular course offerings.

    ACCT3210 Financial Statement Reporting and Analysis - 3 s.h.

    The financial theory and application in financial statement analysis from the perspective of financial statement users. Students will learn to interpret and analyze financial statements for tasks such as credit and security analyses, lending and investment decisions, and other managerial decisions that rely on financial data. Prerequisite: ACCT2310.

    ACCT3220 Agricultural Accounting and Taxation - 3 s.h.

    Exposure to accounting methods and taxation policies specific to agricultural producers and businesses. Prerequisite: ACCT2310 Financial Accounting.

    ACCT3310 Tax Accounting - 3 s.h.

    A study of federal income tax provisions relating to individuals, corporations, and partnerships.

    ACCT3360 Intermediate Accounting I - 3 s.h.

    Accounting theory and practice applicable to determination of asset values and related problems of income determination. Prerequisites: ACCT2320.

    ACCT3400 Cost Accounting for Managerial Control and Strategic Planning - 3 s.h.

    Development of cost accumulation and reporting systems for a firm's strategy and structure with an emphasis on integrating cost information into the firms strategic plan. Prerequisite: ACCT2320 and MATH1370. +This course is only offered every other year.

    ACCT3460 Intermediate Accounting II - 3 s.h.

    Accounting theory and practice applicable to liabilities and owner’s equity, special problem areas related to income determination and financial reporting, and international transactions. Prerequisite: ACCT3360.

    ACCT3550 Contemporary Strategic Topics in Accounting including Mergers and Acquisitions - 3 s.h.

    Designed to prepare students to manage, report, interpret, and analyze financial data. Students will have the opportunity to apply financial concepts when studying examples including mergers and acquisitions, corporate reports, exchange rates on profitability, and relationship between headquarters and branches. In addition, this course is designed to assist students analyze consolidated financial statements, and to understand accounting for derivatives, governmental and not-for-profit accounting, and reporting. Recommended prerequisite: ACCT2310 Financial Accounting.

    ACCT3900 Topics in Accounting - 1-3 s.h.

    Study of selected topics from areas in accounting such as governmental accounting and advanced tax. Topics are announced prior to each semester they are offered. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

    ACCT4000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.

    Individual study programs are self-directed learning experiences designed and carried out by the student with minimal assistance from others. Programs may be proposed for 1-3 s.h. credit as a means of meeting the student's specific educational objectives beyond the regular course offerings.

    ACCT4100 Auditing Concepts and Applications – A Risk Analysis Approach - 3 s.h.

    An introduction to the study of auditing principles and standards. Provides a working knowledge of auditing procedures. Prerequisite: ACCT3360.

    ACCT4120 Internship in Accounting - 1-3 s.h.

    An internship that allows students to work with accountants. The student will play an active role in identifying potential field sponsors. Repeatable to a maximum of 12 hours. Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis).

  • Agricultural Business
    Courses Offered
    • AGRI1200Sustainable International Agriculture
      AGRI1200 Sustainable International Agriculture - 3 s.h.

      Sustainable International Agriculture explores global issues, incremental and transformative steps toward sustainable agriculture, international development opportunities, current agricultural industries, educational pathways, and career options. Content includes emphasis on understanding the need for agricultural infrastructure and production, embracing sustainability, and appreciating broad-based, liberating (essential) education. ELO4 Global Learning - Sustainability

    • AGRI1300Global Innovation in Crop Production and Soil Management
      AGRI1300 Global Innovation in Crop Production and Soil Management - 3 s.h.

      An analytical course in agronomy applying multiple perspectives in studying crops, soils, and environmental sciences to understand the interconnectedness of agricultural systems in global communities. Includes questioning the sources of assumptions about and the strengths/weaknesses of past innovations of production and management. Recognizes the soil and crops as the sources of food, fiber, and fuel and emphasizes the need for diverse innovation in varied ecosystems to improve global conditions. ELO4 Global Learning - Innovation +This course is only offered every other year.

    • AGRI2100Agricultural Management and Markets
      AGRI2100 Agricultural Management and Markets - 3 s.h.

      Overview of agricultural management and markets including exposure to management of commodity/livestock production, product differentiation/promotion, pricing issues, and distribution opportunities/challenges. Prerequisite: ECON1320 Microeconomics.

    • AGRI3100Agricultural Finance and Resource Allocation
      AGRI3100 Agricultural Finance and Resource Allocation - 3 s.h.

      Application of economics and financial resource allocation to agricultural businesses from producer to distributor to the end consumer. Content includes equity and credit practices for operations and for capital investments. Prerequisite: ECON1320 Microeconomics.

    • AGRI3700Internship in Agricultural Business
      AGRI3700 Internship in Agricultural Business - 1-3 s.h.

      Internship with professionals who are in agricultural business. The student takes an active role in identifying and arranging for a field sponsor. Repeatable to a maximum of 12 hours. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.) Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent.

    • AGRI3900Topics in Agricultural Business
      AGRI3900 Topics in Agricultural Business - 1-3 s.h.

      Selected topics in agricultural business as determined by student interest and instructor expertise. Topics will be announced prior to each semester they are offered. Course may be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

    • AGRI4700Agricultural Business Practicum
      AGRI4700 Agricultural Business Practicum - 3 s.h.

      A capstone experience for students to apply their skills and education in agricultural business in a practicum setting (preferably in the type of business in which they gain future employment) and present their experience and education in a seminar with other students.

    AGRI1200Sustainable International Agriculture AGRI1300Global Innovation in Crop Production and Soil Management AGRI2100Agricultural Management and Markets AGRI3100Agricultural Finance and Resource Allocation AGRI3700Internship in Agricultural Business AGRI3900Topics in Agricultural Business AGRI4700Agricultural Business Practicum
    Course Descriptions
    AGRI1200 Sustainable International Agriculture - 3 s.h.

    Sustainable International Agriculture explores global issues, incremental and transformative steps toward sustainable agriculture, international development opportunities, current agricultural industries, educational pathways, and career options. Content includes emphasis on understanding the need for agricultural infrastructure and production, embracing sustainability, and appreciating broad-based, liberating (essential) education. ELO4 Global Learning - Sustainability

    AGRI1300 Global Innovation in Crop Production and Soil Management - 3 s.h.

    An analytical course in agronomy applying multiple perspectives in studying crops, soils, and environmental sciences to understand the interconnectedness of agricultural systems in global communities. Includes questioning the sources of assumptions about and the strengths/weaknesses of past innovations of production and management. Recognizes the soil and crops as the sources of food, fiber, and fuel and emphasizes the need for diverse innovation in varied ecosystems to improve global conditions. ELO4 Global Learning - Innovation +This course is only offered every other year.

    AGRI2100 Agricultural Management and Markets - 3 s.h.

    Overview of agricultural management and markets including exposure to management of commodity/livestock production, product differentiation/promotion, pricing issues, and distribution opportunities/challenges. Prerequisite: ECON1320 Microeconomics.

    AGRI3100 Agricultural Finance and Resource Allocation - 3 s.h.

    Application of economics and financial resource allocation to agricultural businesses from producer to distributor to the end consumer. Content includes equity and credit practices for operations and for capital investments. Prerequisite: ECON1320 Microeconomics.

    AGRI3700 Internship in Agricultural Business - 1-3 s.h.

    Internship with professionals who are in agricultural business. The student takes an active role in identifying and arranging for a field sponsor. Repeatable to a maximum of 12 hours. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.) Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent.

    AGRI3900 Topics in Agricultural Business - 1-3 s.h.

    Selected topics in agricultural business as determined by student interest and instructor expertise. Topics will be announced prior to each semester they are offered. Course may be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

    AGRI4700 Agricultural Business Practicum - 3 s.h.

    A capstone experience for students to apply their skills and education in agricultural business in a practicum setting (preferably in the type of business in which they gain future employment) and present their experience and education in a seminar with other students.

  • Art
    Courses Offered
    • ARTS1210Making and Meaning
      ARTS1210 Making and Meaning - 3 s.h.

      Students will explore a variety of techniques and concepts that focus on the generation, development, and communication of new ideas through exploration of the principles and elements of design in relation two-dimensional design and color theory. This course explores the relationship of material, method, and process in the construction of meaning in art. Students experiment with interdisciplinary research methods to generate projects reflecting current topics of interest.  Studio fee required. ELO5 Arts - Innovation

    • ARTS1220Surface, Space, and Time
      ARTS1220 Surface, Space, and Time - 3 s.h.

      Introduction to surface, space, and time as an artistic medium. Lectures, readings, demonstrations, and hands-on projects help students identify and understand surface, space, and time-based principles in art and design. Emphasis will be places on three-dimensional and four-dimensional narrative and visual storytelling practices.  Studio Fee required. ELO5 Arts - Innovation

    • ARTS1230Drawing
      ARTS1230 Drawing - 3 s.h.

      This introductory course considers drawing as a form of communication and a sustaining practice. Various drawing materials, observation, memory training, and composition are stressed to give the student a wide experience and solid base in the art, skill, and history of drawing. Contemporary and non-traditional drawing methods will be explored. Studio fee required. ELO5 Arts - Sustainability

    • ARTS1680Graphic Design 1
      ARTS1680 Graphic Design 1 - 3 s.h.

      A technical course exploring the digital tools used in the graphic design industry. Students are exposed to the function, theory, and use of industry-standard computer hardware, software, and basic digital design principles utilized in the production of graphic design. 

    • ARTS1710Graphic Design 2
      ARTS1710 Graphic Design 2 - 3 s.h.

      Covers basic principles of typography, such as type anatomy, type fonts and families, communication with typography and an introduction to layout and grid structures. Typography as medium and message and conceptual solutions are emphasized. Additional fee required. Prerequisite: ARTS1680 Computer Graphic Design 1.

    • ARTS1900Topics in Art
      ARTS1900 Topics in Art - 1-3 s.h.

      Special topics in art. May be repeated for credit as topics vary. Content and semester hours will vary. Prerequisites may apply. Additional fee may be required.

    • ARTS2000Individual Study
      ARTS2000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
    • ARTS2240Art for Social Change
      ARTS2240 Art for Social Change - 3 s.h.

      This course aims to create social and political change through collaboration with individuals, communities, and institutions through the creation of participatory art. This discipline often values process over final product and become lifelong pursuits. Some examples include artistic activism, community-based art, creative placemaking, cultural organizing, performance, participatory art, social engagement, and social sculpture. No prior art experience necessary.  ELO5 Arts - World Citizenship, ELO5 Arts - Equality and Peace

    • ARTS2250Painting
      ARTS2250 Painting - 3 s.h.

      This course serves as an introduction to the materials, philosophies, techniques, and processes of painting. Students will work with acrylic paint and mediums and approach the creative experience of painting through the study of subject matter, form, and content. Color theory, sketching, and different painting techniques and styles will be emphasized. An emphasis on interdisciplinary and contemporary approaches will be stressed.  Studio Fee required.

    • ARTS2330Art History: Innovation and Politics
      ARTS2330 Art History: Innovation and Politics - 3 s.h.

      Theme-based art history course exploring topics such as innovation, power, politics, architecture, entertainment, sacred spaces, sustainability, and eco art throughout art history to the present. ELO5 Arts - Innovation, GE3A Liberal Learning-Arts.

    • ARTS2900Topics in Art
      ARTS2900 Topics in Art - 1-3 s.h.

      Special topics in art. May be repeated for credit as topics vary. Content and semester hours will vary. Prerequisites may apply. Additional fee required.

    • ARTS3000Individual Study
      ARTS3000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
    • ARTS3110Art History: Activism, Empathy and Justice
      ARTS3110 Art History: Activism, Empathy and Justice - 3 s.h.

      Theme-based art history course that explores topics such as activism, empathy, justice, disability, mental illness, feminism, sexuality, queer art, social and civic engagement, labor, and race throughout art history to the present. ELO5 Arts - Equality, ELO5 Arts - Equality and Peace, GE3A Liberal Learning-Arts.

    • ARTS3200Printmaking
      ARTS3200 Printmaking - 3 s.h.

      This introductory printmaking making course introduces students to non-toxic printmaking techniques including relief printing, monotype, silkscreen, and other contemporary processes. The course explores how these traditional methods have been used as a means for informing, gathering, protesting, and celebration.  Studio Fee required. ELO5 Arts - Innovation

    • ARTS3220Photography
      ARTS3220 Photography - 3 s.h.

      An exploration into visual story telling through digital photography, imaging, and editing. Course will focus on capturing high quality images to use in professional design work. Studio Fee required.

    • ARTS3240Eco Art & Ceramics
      ARTS3240 Eco Art & Ceramics - 3 s.h.

      Contemporary and traditional approaches to clay with emphasis on wheel-throwing and hand-building techniques. Exploration of sustainable production practices will also address surface decoration and responsible firing processes. Studio fee required. ELO5 Arts - Sustainability

    • ARTS3280Sculpture and New Genres
      ARTS3280 Sculpture and New Genres - 3 s.h.

      In this course students explore basic methods of creating physical objects. Develops the integration of sculptural concept and practice, and the critical analysis of completed sculpture through a series of projects that investigate sculptural processes and issues. Lectures on directions in sculpture, technical demonstrations, and group critiques are scheduled. Studio fee required.

    • ARTS3300Art for the Elementary Schools
      ARTS3300 Art for the Elementary Schools - 3 s.h.

      Development of knowledge and skills to plan, organize, and facilitate meaningful art curricula for elementary art students, with attention to lesson preparation, child artistic development, material discovery and integration with other subjects. Additional fee required. Prerequisite: admittance into Teacher Education, unless part of an approved Liberal Studies Program, junior standing. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • ARTS3620Illustration and Imaging
      ARTS3620 Illustration and Imaging - 3 s.h.

      Exploration into image making and visual story telling with an emphasis in illustration, blending digital and traditional technology. Additional fee required. Prerequisites: ARTS1210, ARTS1680 and ARTS1710.

    • ARTS3630Graphic Design 3
      ARTS3630 Graphic Design 3 - 3 s.h.

      Study of the integration of type and image through multi-level designs, such as multi page layouts, and identity systems. Additional fee required. Prerequisite: ARTS1680 and ARTS1710. 

    • ARTS3640Interactive Design
      ARTS3640 Interactive Design - 3 s.h.

      Introduction into the principles of interactivity through interface, web, and information design. Additional fee required. Prerequisite: ARTS1210, ARTS1680 and ARTS1710.

    • ARTS3840Interdisciplinary Studio
      ARTS3840 Interdisciplinary Studio - 3 s.h.

      Focuses on generating interdisciplinary theories, practices and works within a studio-based format. The course allows for collaborative learning opportunities for students working in different disciplines to approach themes and develop personal bodies of work. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Any lower-level studio art course.

    • ARTS3900Topics in Art
      ARTS3900 Topics in Art - 1-3 s.h.

      Study of topics in studio art or commercial design. May be repeated for credit as topics vary. Content and semester hours will vary. Additional studio fee may be required. Prerequisites may apply.

    • ARTS4350Art for the Secondary School
      ARTS4350 Art for the Secondary School - 3 s.h.

      Development of knowledge and skills to plan, organize, and facilitate meaningful art curricula for secondary art students with attention to lesson preparation and material discovery. Additional fee required. Prerequisites: admittance into Teacher Education, unless part of an approved Liberal Studies Program. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • ARTS4450Graphic Design Internship
      ARTS4450 Graphic Design Internship - 3 s.h.

      Advanced work intended for graphic design experiences in a real world environment. The majority of graphic design internships will occur off-campus in organizations such as advertising agencies, commercial art studios, commercial printing art departments, corporate in-house art departments or any site deemed appropriate by the instructor. Some internships may be available on campus in the CMC. Repeatable once for credit. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.) Prerequisite: At least two courses from the Graphic Design offerings.

    • ARTS4700Senior Exhibition
      ARTS4700 Senior Exhibition - 3 s.h.

      A required senior- level course where students identify and critically reflect on a theme that intersects with their own studio practice, or discipline. This course supplements preparations for the capstone exhibition through the analysis of area exhibitions, providing hands-on experience in the mechanics of exhibition production. Portfolio development and professional practices will be emphasized.  Permission from instructor required.

    ARTS1210Making and Meaning ARTS1220Surface, Space, and Time ARTS1230Drawing ARTS1680Graphic Design 1 ARTS1710Graphic Design 2 ARTS1900Topics in Art ARTS2000Individual Study ARTS2240Art for Social Change ARTS2250Painting ARTS2330Art History: Innovation and Politics ARTS2900Topics in Art ARTS3000Individual Study ARTS3110Art History: Activism, Empathy and Justice ARTS3200Printmaking ARTS3220Photography ARTS3240Eco Art & Ceramics ARTS3280Sculpture and New Genres ARTS3300Art for the Elementary Schools ARTS3620Illustration and Imaging ARTS3630Graphic Design 3 ARTS3640Interactive Design ARTS3840Interdisciplinary Studio ARTS3900Topics in Art ARTS4350Art for the Secondary School ARTS4450Graphic Design Internship ARTS4700Senior Exhibition
    Course Descriptions
    ARTS1210 Making and Meaning - 3 s.h.

    Students will explore a variety of techniques and concepts that focus on the generation, development, and communication of new ideas through exploration of the principles and elements of design in relation two-dimensional design and color theory. This course explores the relationship of material, method, and process in the construction of meaning in art. Students experiment with interdisciplinary research methods to generate projects reflecting current topics of interest.  Studio fee required. ELO5 Arts - Innovation

    ARTS1220 Surface, Space, and Time - 3 s.h.

    Introduction to surface, space, and time as an artistic medium. Lectures, readings, demonstrations, and hands-on projects help students identify and understand surface, space, and time-based principles in art and design. Emphasis will be places on three-dimensional and four-dimensional narrative and visual storytelling practices.  Studio Fee required. ELO5 Arts - Innovation

    ARTS1230 Drawing - 3 s.h.

    This introductory course considers drawing as a form of communication and a sustaining practice. Various drawing materials, observation, memory training, and composition are stressed to give the student a wide experience and solid base in the art, skill, and history of drawing. Contemporary and non-traditional drawing methods will be explored. Studio fee required. ELO5 Arts - Sustainability

    ARTS1680 Graphic Design 1 - 3 s.h.

    A technical course exploring the digital tools used in the graphic design industry. Students are exposed to the function, theory, and use of industry-standard computer hardware, software, and basic digital design principles utilized in the production of graphic design. 

    ARTS1710 Graphic Design 2 - 3 s.h.

    Covers basic principles of typography, such as type anatomy, type fonts and families, communication with typography and an introduction to layout and grid structures. Typography as medium and message and conceptual solutions are emphasized. Additional fee required. Prerequisite: ARTS1680 Computer Graphic Design 1.

    ARTS1900 Topics in Art - 1-3 s.h.

    Special topics in art. May be repeated for credit as topics vary. Content and semester hours will vary. Prerequisites may apply. Additional fee may be required.

    ARTS2000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
    ARTS2240 Art for Social Change - 3 s.h.

    This course aims to create social and political change through collaboration with individuals, communities, and institutions through the creation of participatory art. This discipline often values process over final product and become lifelong pursuits. Some examples include artistic activism, community-based art, creative placemaking, cultural organizing, performance, participatory art, social engagement, and social sculpture. No prior art experience necessary.  ELO5 Arts - World Citizenship, ELO5 Arts - Equality and Peace

    ARTS2250 Painting - 3 s.h.

    This course serves as an introduction to the materials, philosophies, techniques, and processes of painting. Students will work with acrylic paint and mediums and approach the creative experience of painting through the study of subject matter, form, and content. Color theory, sketching, and different painting techniques and styles will be emphasized. An emphasis on interdisciplinary and contemporary approaches will be stressed.  Studio Fee required.

    ARTS2330 Art History: Innovation and Politics - 3 s.h.

    Theme-based art history course exploring topics such as innovation, power, politics, architecture, entertainment, sacred spaces, sustainability, and eco art throughout art history to the present. ELO5 Arts - Innovation, GE3A Liberal Learning-Arts.

    ARTS2900 Topics in Art - 1-3 s.h.

    Special topics in art. May be repeated for credit as topics vary. Content and semester hours will vary. Prerequisites may apply. Additional fee required.

    ARTS3000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
    ARTS3110 Art History: Activism, Empathy and Justice - 3 s.h.

    Theme-based art history course that explores topics such as activism, empathy, justice, disability, mental illness, feminism, sexuality, queer art, social and civic engagement, labor, and race throughout art history to the present. ELO5 Arts - Equality, ELO5 Arts - Equality and Peace, GE3A Liberal Learning-Arts.

    ARTS3200 Printmaking - 3 s.h.

    This introductory printmaking making course introduces students to non-toxic printmaking techniques including relief printing, monotype, silkscreen, and other contemporary processes. The course explores how these traditional methods have been used as a means for informing, gathering, protesting, and celebration.  Studio Fee required. ELO5 Arts - Innovation

    ARTS3220 Photography - 3 s.h.

    An exploration into visual story telling through digital photography, imaging, and editing. Course will focus on capturing high quality images to use in professional design work. Studio Fee required.

    ARTS3240 Eco Art & Ceramics - 3 s.h.

    Contemporary and traditional approaches to clay with emphasis on wheel-throwing and hand-building techniques. Exploration of sustainable production practices will also address surface decoration and responsible firing processes. Studio fee required. ELO5 Arts - Sustainability

    ARTS3280 Sculpture and New Genres - 3 s.h.

    In this course students explore basic methods of creating physical objects. Develops the integration of sculptural concept and practice, and the critical analysis of completed sculpture through a series of projects that investigate sculptural processes and issues. Lectures on directions in sculpture, technical demonstrations, and group critiques are scheduled. Studio fee required.

    ARTS3300 Art for the Elementary Schools - 3 s.h.

    Development of knowledge and skills to plan, organize, and facilitate meaningful art curricula for elementary art students, with attention to lesson preparation, child artistic development, material discovery and integration with other subjects. Additional fee required. Prerequisite: admittance into Teacher Education, unless part of an approved Liberal Studies Program, junior standing. +This course is only offered every other year.

    ARTS3620 Illustration and Imaging - 3 s.h.

    Exploration into image making and visual story telling with an emphasis in illustration, blending digital and traditional technology. Additional fee required. Prerequisites: ARTS1210, ARTS1680 and ARTS1710.

    ARTS3630 Graphic Design 3 - 3 s.h.

    Study of the integration of type and image through multi-level designs, such as multi page layouts, and identity systems. Additional fee required. Prerequisite: ARTS1680 and ARTS1710. 

    ARTS3640 Interactive Design - 3 s.h.

    Introduction into the principles of interactivity through interface, web, and information design. Additional fee required. Prerequisite: ARTS1210, ARTS1680 and ARTS1710.

    ARTS3840 Interdisciplinary Studio - 3 s.h.

    Focuses on generating interdisciplinary theories, practices and works within a studio-based format. The course allows for collaborative learning opportunities for students working in different disciplines to approach themes and develop personal bodies of work. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Any lower-level studio art course.

    ARTS3900 Topics in Art - 1-3 s.h.

    Study of topics in studio art or commercial design. May be repeated for credit as topics vary. Content and semester hours will vary. Additional studio fee may be required. Prerequisites may apply.

    ARTS4350 Art for the Secondary School - 3 s.h.

    Development of knowledge and skills to plan, organize, and facilitate meaningful art curricula for secondary art students with attention to lesson preparation and material discovery. Additional fee required. Prerequisites: admittance into Teacher Education, unless part of an approved Liberal Studies Program. +This course is only offered every other year.

    ARTS4450 Graphic Design Internship - 3 s.h.

    Advanced work intended for graphic design experiences in a real world environment. The majority of graphic design internships will occur off-campus in organizations such as advertising agencies, commercial art studios, commercial printing art departments, corporate in-house art departments or any site deemed appropriate by the instructor. Some internships may be available on campus in the CMC. Repeatable once for credit. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.) Prerequisite: At least two courses from the Graphic Design offerings.

    ARTS4700 Senior Exhibition - 3 s.h.

    A required senior- level course where students identify and critically reflect on a theme that intersects with their own studio practice, or discipline. This course supplements preparations for the capstone exhibition through the analysis of area exhibitions, providing hands-on experience in the mechanics of exhibition production. Portfolio development and professional practices will be emphasized.  Permission from instructor required.

  • Athletic Training
    Courses Offered
    ATHT2500Medical Terminology ATHT3100Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries
    Course Descriptions
    ATHT2500 Medical Terminology - 2 s.h.

    A self-study, programmed-based opportunity to learn and understand medical terminology.

    ATHT3100 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries - 3 s.h.

    Techniques of injury prevention and caring for athletic injuries. Prerequisites: PHED1500 or BIOL2300 or BIOL3420

  • Biology
    Courses Offered
    • BIOL1100Introduction to Sustainability (also SUST1100)
      BIOL1100 Introduction to Sustainability (also SUST1100) - 3 s.h.

      An introduction to the fundamentals of sustainability and its impact on biological systems. Explores how sustainability relates to population, ecosystems, global change, energy, agriculture, water, environmental economics and policy, ethics, and cultural history. Practical approaches to this course will be tied closely to small-scale agriculture and water use with hands-on fieldwork at the campus EcoPlot. ELO6 Science - Sustainability

    • BIOL1200Environmental Science with Lab (also CHEM1200)
      BIOL1200 Environmental Science with Lab (also CHEM1200) - 4 s.h.

      An exploration of the biotic and abiotic components of the environment, including the biological, physical, and chemical processes that shape natural ecosystems (e.g., biogeochemical cycles). The course will also examine the impact of human population growth, resource use, emissions production, and technological innovations on the environment. Current environmental issues, such as loss of biodiversity, ecosystem degradation, air and water pollution, and climate change, will be considered. Additional fee required. ELO6 Science - Innovation, GE3D Liberal Learning-Natural Sciences

    • BIOL1500Biology I with Lab
      BIOL1500 Biology I with Lab - 4 s.h.

      A study of the diversity of life (prokaryotes, protists, fungi, plants, and animals), focusing on the key characteristics of life, the evolutionary processes that shape life, and the ecological interactions among organisms and their physical environments. Includes a lab. Additional fee required.

    • BIOL1520Biology II with Lab
      BIOL1520 Biology II with Lab - 4 s.h.

      A comparative study of form and function across organisms, focusing on the various structures and strategies used by plants and animals to fulfill basic life needs, levels of organization (cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems), and the chemical reactions of metabolism. Includes a lab. Additional fee required.

    • BIOL2000Individual Study
      BIOL2000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
    • BIOL2100Cell Biology and Genetics with Lab
      BIOL2100 Cell Biology and Genetics with Lab - 4 s.h.

      A study of the various patterns and mechanisms of heredity, changes in the genetic material and the consequences of these genetic changes. The course will also give an introduction to cellular structures, macromolecules, and processes, including DNA replication, transcription, translation and cellular signaling. Additional fee required. Prerequisite: CHEM1330, CHEM3410, or (CHEM1410 and CHEM1450). (C or better strongly recommended).

    • BIOL2300Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab (3-2)
      BIOL2300 Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab (3-2) - 4 s.h.

      The study of structure and function of the human body on the cellular, tissue, organ, and organ-system level. All organ systems are discussed. Emphasis is on the anatomy of the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, and digestive systems. Laboratory includes both gross and microscopic structure and function. (One year each of high school biology and chemistry or the equivalent strongly recommended.) Additional fee required. GE3D Liberal Learning-Natural Sciences.

    • BIOL2310Anatomy and Physiology II (2-2)
      BIOL2310 Anatomy and Physiology II (2-2) - 3 s.h.

      The focus is on the physiology of the organ systems, specifically the endocrine and reproductive systems. Fluid-electrolyte balance, acid-base balance, and metabolism are also emphasized. Online only. Prerequisite: BIOL2300.

    • BIOL2350Introduction to Microbiology
      BIOL2350 Introduction to Microbiology - 4 s.h.

      Students will learn about immunology, bacteriology, mycology, and virology. Emphasis will be placed on the cellular mechanisms and role of microbial pathogens (bacteria) and agents (viruses, prions) affecting human health and how they are treated. Credit is not allowed for this course and BIOL2360. Prerequisites: CHEM1330 or BIOL2100 or instructors consent or enrollment in the RN to BSN program.

    • BIOL2360Microbiology with Lab
      BIOL2360 Microbiology with Lab - 4 s.h.

      Students will learn about immunology, bacteriology, mycology, and virology. Emphasis will be placed on the cellular mechanism and role of microbial pathogens (bacteria) and agents (viruses, prions) affecting human health and how they are treated. Additional fee required. Prerequisite: BIOL2100 or instructor's consent.

    • BIOL2430Animal Biology with Lab
      BIOL2430 Animal Biology with Lab - 4 s.h.

      A survey of the major groups in the animal kingdom, including sponges, cnidarians, molluscs, arthropods, echinoderms, vertebrates, etc. Within each group, taxonomy, internal and external form, reproduction, nutrition, and habitat will be considered. Additional fee required. Prerequisite: BIOL1500, BIOL1520 or instructor's consent. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • BIOL2440Plant Biology with Lab
      BIOL2440 Plant Biology with Lab - 4 s.h.

      A survey of the major groups in the plant kingdom, including nonvascular plants, ferns and fern allies, gymnosperms, and angiosperms. Within each group, taxonomy, internal and external form, and reproductive life cycles will be considered. In addition, plant growth and metabolism, algae, and fungi will be covered. Additional fee required. Prerequisite: BIOL1500, BIOL1520 or instructor's consent. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • BIOL2580Drug Development and Society with Lab
      BIOL2580 Drug Development and Society with Lab - 4 s.h.

      This course will offer students the experience of critically reviewing scientific questions using scientific method that applies to the discovery and development of medicines. The course will explore science of drug discovery, development, and federal regulation of drugs. Additional fee required. ELO6 Science - Innovation.

    • BIOL2900Special Topics
      BIOL2900 Special Topics - 1-3 s.h.

      Study of selected topics of general interest in biology, to be announced prior to the semester when the course is offered. May be repeated for credit as topics change.

    • BIOL3000Individual Study
      BIOL3000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
    • BIOL3120Internship in Biological Sciences
      BIOL3120 Internship in Biological Sciences - 1-3 s.h.

      Developed in conjunction with and approved by an appropriate faculty member in the Biological Sciences. This internship will be with professionals who are in career areas relating to majors in the department and may be pursued abroad. The student is responsible for arranging their internship. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 semester hours. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.) Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent.

    • BIOL3310Molecular Genetics with Lab
      BIOL3310 Molecular Genetics with Lab - 4 s.h.

      A study of cellular processes involved in the Central Dogma: DNA replication, transcription and translation. The study will include how gene expression is regulated at various levels, such as at the transcription level and post-translational level. Lastly students will study and perform different molecular genetic techniques used in laboratories today: pipetting, DNA gel electrophoresis, PCR and DNA cloning. Additional fee required. Prerequisite: BIOL2100 (C or better strongly recommended). +This course is only offered every other year.

    • BIOL3400Ecology and Conservation Biology with Lab
      BIOL3400 Ecology and Conservation Biology with Lab - 4 s.h.

      A study of how organisms interact with one another and with their physical environments at the physiological, population, community, and ecosystem levels. Case studies will use ecological concepts to develop conservation strategies for species, habitats, and ecosystems. Includes a lab. Additional fee required. EL06 Science - World Citizenship, ELO6 Science - Sustainability +This course is only offered every other year.

    • BIOL3420Human Anatomy with Lab
      BIOL3420 Human Anatomy with Lab - 4 s.h.

      A study of gross human anatomy utilizing charts, three dimensional models, computer simulations, and dissection of mammalian animals. The course will discuss regional and surface anatomy to establish the relationships of the various organ systems of the body. Additional fee required. Prerequisites: BIOL2100 or PHED1500.

    • BIOL3440Human Physiology with Lab
      BIOL3440 Human Physiology with Lab - 4 s.h.

      A systems oriented study of the function of the human body on the cellular, tissue, organ, and organ-system levels with an emphasis on medical physiology. Laboratory includes computer simulations and use of Biopac equipment. Additional fee required. Prerequisites: BIOL3420 (grade of C or better strongly recommended) and one semester of chemistry or BIOL2100.

    • BIOL3900Special Topics
      BIOL3900 Special Topics - 1-3 s.h.
    • BIOL4111Capstone Research I (also CHEM4111)
      BIOL4111 Capstone Research I (also CHEM4111) - 1 s.h.

      Course covers the basic elements of scientific research (e.g., performing literature searches, developing research questions, designing experiments, and giving scientific presentations). The student will develop a scientific question and then write a research proposal in cooperation with a faculty mentor to answer that question. Prerequisite: BIOL2100, CHEM3410/3411, and senior standing or consent of instructor.

    • BIOL4120Capstone Research II (also CHEM4120)
      BIOL4120 Capstone Research II (also CHEM4120) - 1-2 s.h.

      The student conducts scientific research based on the research proposal developed in BIOL/CHEM4111. Prerequisite: BIOL/CHEM4111.

    • BIOL4130Capstone Research III (also CHEM4130)
      BIOL4130 Capstone Research III (also CHEM4130) - 1-2 s.h.

      The student completes the research that was started in BIOL/CHEM4120. Highlights of the research will be presented orally and through a poster presentation. A final thesis manuscript is required for submission. Prerequisite: BIOL/CHEM4120.

    • BIOL4310Biochemistry with Lab (also CHEM4310)
      BIOL4310 Biochemistry with Lab (also CHEM4310) - 4 s.h.

      An introduction to biologically important molecules and metabolic pathways and the laboratory techniques used to study and characterize them. Additional fee required. Prerequisite: CHEM3420/3421 and BIOL2100. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • BIOL4400Immunology
      BIOL4400 Immunology - 3 s.h.

      Investigation of the innate and adaptive immune system, including inflammation, B and T cell development and function, immunization and its role in human health. Prerequisites: BIOL2100 and BIOL2360 (grade of C or better strongly recommended). +This course is only offered every other year.

    • BIOL4460Cell and Cancer Biology
      BIOL4460 Cell and Cancer Biology - 3 s.h.

      Students will investigate the cellular mechanisms of cancer and then will learn about a few specific cancers. Includes an in-depth study of the multistage model of carcinogenesis, genes involved in cancer, activation of cancer genes, signal transduction pathways that promote carcinogenesis, the mechanism of metastasis, apoptosis, how cancer treatments work, and the new potential cancer treatments. Prerequisite: BIOL2100 (grade of C or better strongly recommended). +This course is only offered every other year.

    • BIOL4900Special Topics
      BIOL4900 Special Topics - 1-3 s.h.

      Opportunity for a small group of advanced students to pursue in-depth study of an area or topic of interest. Will be offered on demand when faculty are available.

    BIOL1100Introduction to Sustainability (also SUST1100) BIOL1200Environmental Science with Lab (also CHEM1200) BIOL1500Biology I with Lab BIOL1520Biology II with Lab BIOL2000Individual Study BIOL2100Cell Biology and Genetics with Lab BIOL2300Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab (3-2) BIOL2310Anatomy and Physiology II (2-2) BIOL2350Introduction to Microbiology BIOL2360Microbiology with Lab BIOL2430Animal Biology with Lab BIOL2440Plant Biology with Lab BIOL2580Drug Development and Society with Lab BIOL2900Special Topics BIOL3000Individual Study BIOL3120Internship in Biological Sciences BIOL3310Molecular Genetics with Lab BIOL3400Ecology and Conservation Biology with Lab BIOL3420Human Anatomy with Lab BIOL3440Human Physiology with Lab BIOL3900Special Topics BIOL4111Capstone Research I (also CHEM4111) BIOL4120Capstone Research II (also CHEM4120) BIOL4130Capstone Research III (also CHEM4130) BIOL4310Biochemistry with Lab (also CHEM4310) BIOL4400Immunology BIOL4460Cell and Cancer Biology BIOL4900Special Topics
    Course Descriptions
    BIOL1100 Introduction to Sustainability (also SUST1100) - 3 s.h.

    An introduction to the fundamentals of sustainability and its impact on biological systems. Explores how sustainability relates to population, ecosystems, global change, energy, agriculture, water, environmental economics and policy, ethics, and cultural history. Practical approaches to this course will be tied closely to small-scale agriculture and water use with hands-on fieldwork at the campus EcoPlot. ELO6 Science - Sustainability

    BIOL1200 Environmental Science with Lab (also CHEM1200) - 4 s.h.

    An exploration of the biotic and abiotic components of the environment, including the biological, physical, and chemical processes that shape natural ecosystems (e.g., biogeochemical cycles). The course will also examine the impact of human population growth, resource use, emissions production, and technological innovations on the environment. Current environmental issues, such as loss of biodiversity, ecosystem degradation, air and water pollution, and climate change, will be considered. Additional fee required. ELO6 Science - Innovation, GE3D Liberal Learning-Natural Sciences

    BIOL1500 Biology I with Lab - 4 s.h.

    A study of the diversity of life (prokaryotes, protists, fungi, plants, and animals), focusing on the key characteristics of life, the evolutionary processes that shape life, and the ecological interactions among organisms and their physical environments. Includes a lab. Additional fee required.

    BIOL1520 Biology II with Lab - 4 s.h.

    A comparative study of form and function across organisms, focusing on the various structures and strategies used by plants and animals to fulfill basic life needs, levels of organization (cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems), and the chemical reactions of metabolism. Includes a lab. Additional fee required.

    BIOL2000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
    BIOL2100 Cell Biology and Genetics with Lab - 4 s.h.

    A study of the various patterns and mechanisms of heredity, changes in the genetic material and the consequences of these genetic changes. The course will also give an introduction to cellular structures, macromolecules, and processes, including DNA replication, transcription, translation and cellular signaling. Additional fee required. Prerequisite: CHEM1330, CHEM3410, or (CHEM1410 and CHEM1450). (C or better strongly recommended).

    BIOL2300 Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab (3-2) - 4 s.h.

    The study of structure and function of the human body on the cellular, tissue, organ, and organ-system level. All organ systems are discussed. Emphasis is on the anatomy of the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, and digestive systems. Laboratory includes both gross and microscopic structure and function. (One year each of high school biology and chemistry or the equivalent strongly recommended.) Additional fee required. GE3D Liberal Learning-Natural Sciences.

    BIOL2310 Anatomy and Physiology II (2-2) - 3 s.h.

    The focus is on the physiology of the organ systems, specifically the endocrine and reproductive systems. Fluid-electrolyte balance, acid-base balance, and metabolism are also emphasized. Online only. Prerequisite: BIOL2300.

    BIOL2350 Introduction to Microbiology - 4 s.h.

    Students will learn about immunology, bacteriology, mycology, and virology. Emphasis will be placed on the cellular mechanisms and role of microbial pathogens (bacteria) and agents (viruses, prions) affecting human health and how they are treated. Credit is not allowed for this course and BIOL2360. Prerequisites: CHEM1330 or BIOL2100 or instructors consent or enrollment in the RN to BSN program.

    BIOL2360 Microbiology with Lab - 4 s.h.

    Students will learn about immunology, bacteriology, mycology, and virology. Emphasis will be placed on the cellular mechanism and role of microbial pathogens (bacteria) and agents (viruses, prions) affecting human health and how they are treated. Additional fee required. Prerequisite: BIOL2100 or instructor's consent.

    BIOL2430 Animal Biology with Lab - 4 s.h.

    A survey of the major groups in the animal kingdom, including sponges, cnidarians, molluscs, arthropods, echinoderms, vertebrates, etc. Within each group, taxonomy, internal and external form, reproduction, nutrition, and habitat will be considered. Additional fee required. Prerequisite: BIOL1500, BIOL1520 or instructor's consent. +This course is only offered every other year.

    BIOL2440 Plant Biology with Lab - 4 s.h.

    A survey of the major groups in the plant kingdom, including nonvascular plants, ferns and fern allies, gymnosperms, and angiosperms. Within each group, taxonomy, internal and external form, and reproductive life cycles will be considered. In addition, plant growth and metabolism, algae, and fungi will be covered. Additional fee required. Prerequisite: BIOL1500, BIOL1520 or instructor's consent. +This course is only offered every other year.

    BIOL2580 Drug Development and Society with Lab - 4 s.h.

    This course will offer students the experience of critically reviewing scientific questions using scientific method that applies to the discovery and development of medicines. The course will explore science of drug discovery, development, and federal regulation of drugs. Additional fee required. ELO6 Science - Innovation.

    BIOL2900 Special Topics - 1-3 s.h.

    Study of selected topics of general interest in biology, to be announced prior to the semester when the course is offered. May be repeated for credit as topics change.

    BIOL3000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
    BIOL3120 Internship in Biological Sciences - 1-3 s.h.

    Developed in conjunction with and approved by an appropriate faculty member in the Biological Sciences. This internship will be with professionals who are in career areas relating to majors in the department and may be pursued abroad. The student is responsible for arranging their internship. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 semester hours. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.) Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent.

    BIOL3310 Molecular Genetics with Lab - 4 s.h.

    A study of cellular processes involved in the Central Dogma: DNA replication, transcription and translation. The study will include how gene expression is regulated at various levels, such as at the transcription level and post-translational level. Lastly students will study and perform different molecular genetic techniques used in laboratories today: pipetting, DNA gel electrophoresis, PCR and DNA cloning. Additional fee required. Prerequisite: BIOL2100 (C or better strongly recommended). +This course is only offered every other year.

    BIOL3400 Ecology and Conservation Biology with Lab - 4 s.h.

    A study of how organisms interact with one another and with their physical environments at the physiological, population, community, and ecosystem levels. Case studies will use ecological concepts to develop conservation strategies for species, habitats, and ecosystems. Includes a lab. Additional fee required. EL06 Science - World Citizenship, ELO6 Science - Sustainability +This course is only offered every other year.

    BIOL3420 Human Anatomy with Lab - 4 s.h.

    A study of gross human anatomy utilizing charts, three dimensional models, computer simulations, and dissection of mammalian animals. The course will discuss regional and surface anatomy to establish the relationships of the various organ systems of the body. Additional fee required. Prerequisites: BIOL2100 or PHED1500.

    BIOL3440 Human Physiology with Lab - 4 s.h.

    A systems oriented study of the function of the human body on the cellular, tissue, organ, and organ-system levels with an emphasis on medical physiology. Laboratory includes computer simulations and use of Biopac equipment. Additional fee required. Prerequisites: BIOL3420 (grade of C or better strongly recommended) and one semester of chemistry or BIOL2100.

    BIOL3900 Special Topics - 1-3 s.h.
    BIOL4111 Capstone Research I (also CHEM4111) - 1 s.h.

    Course covers the basic elements of scientific research (e.g., performing literature searches, developing research questions, designing experiments, and giving scientific presentations). The student will develop a scientific question and then write a research proposal in cooperation with a faculty mentor to answer that question. Prerequisite: BIOL2100, CHEM3410/3411, and senior standing or consent of instructor.

    BIOL4120 Capstone Research II (also CHEM4120) - 1-2 s.h.

    The student conducts scientific research based on the research proposal developed in BIOL/CHEM4111. Prerequisite: BIOL/CHEM4111.

    BIOL4130 Capstone Research III (also CHEM4130) - 1-2 s.h.

    The student completes the research that was started in BIOL/CHEM4120. Highlights of the research will be presented orally and through a poster presentation. A final thesis manuscript is required for submission. Prerequisite: BIOL/CHEM4120.

    BIOL4310 Biochemistry with Lab (also CHEM4310) - 4 s.h.

    An introduction to biologically important molecules and metabolic pathways and the laboratory techniques used to study and characterize them. Additional fee required. Prerequisite: CHEM3420/3421 and BIOL2100. +This course is only offered every other year.

    BIOL4400 Immunology - 3 s.h.

    Investigation of the innate and adaptive immune system, including inflammation, B and T cell development and function, immunization and its role in human health. Prerequisites: BIOL2100 and BIOL2360 (grade of C or better strongly recommended). +This course is only offered every other year.

    BIOL4460 Cell and Cancer Biology - 3 s.h.

    Students will investigate the cellular mechanisms of cancer and then will learn about a few specific cancers. Includes an in-depth study of the multistage model of carcinogenesis, genes involved in cancer, activation of cancer genes, signal transduction pathways that promote carcinogenesis, the mechanism of metastasis, apoptosis, how cancer treatments work, and the new potential cancer treatments. Prerequisite: BIOL2100 (grade of C or better strongly recommended). +This course is only offered every other year.

    BIOL4900 Special Topics - 1-3 s.h.

    Opportunity for a small group of advanced students to pursue in-depth study of an area or topic of interest. Will be offered on demand when faculty are available.

  • Business Administration
    Courses Offered
    • BUAD1100Introduction to Business
      BUAD1100 Introduction to Business - 3 s.h.

      Introduction to Business is designed to expose students to the many functions of modern business including topics such as management, finance accounting, marketing, production, computers, international business, small business, investments and other areas of general business interest.

    • BUAD1400Personal Finance
      BUAD1400 Personal Finance - 3 s.h.

      An overview of personal financial management, including investment, taxation, insurance and credit.

    • BUAD2000Individual Study
      BUAD2000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
    • BUAD2330Principles of Marketing
      BUAD2330 Principles of Marketing - 3 s.h.

      A decision-oriented overview of marketing management in modern organizations. The most basic objectives of the course are to provide students with a broad introduction to marketing concepts, the role of marketing in society and in the firm, and the various factors that influence marketing decision-making. Students will be exposed to and expected to learn the "language of marketing" (that is, terms, concepts, and frameworks) used by practicing marketing managers. Prerequisite: ECON1320.

    • BUAD2350Free Market Practicum
      BUAD2350 Free Market Practicum - 0-2 s.h.

      An experiential course in which students develop and conduct outreach programs to teach and promote free enterprise to various publics. Students will develop greater understanding of and appreciation for the concept of freedom as it applies to the marketplace. May be repeated, although only 4 s.h. may be counted toward any graduation requirement.

    • BUAD3000Individual Study
      BUAD3000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
    • BUAD3200Business Ethics
      BUAD3200 Business Ethics - 3 s.h.

      An introduction to various ethical theories and their application to business situations. Students should gain greater awareness of ethical dilemmas as they occur, examine their own morals and their implications in various business settings, and become acquainted with some of the philosophical background of ethics.

    • BUAD3210Social Media Marketing
      BUAD3210 Social Media Marketing - 3 s.h.

      This course provides a comprehensive overview, with hands-on experience, of Social Media Marketing. The most basic objectives of the course are to provide students with a broad introduction to social media marketing concepts and techniques using the latest online tools combined with practical "real world" application. There will be an emphasis on strategic use of tools, effective design and contemporary marketing techniques. Students will build and maintain real world marketing campaigns.

    • BUAD3230Introduction to Change Management
      BUAD3230 Introduction to Change Management - 3 s.h.

      This course is a fundamental exploration into the dynamic field of organizational change. This course gives students a comprehensive understanding of the theories, methodologies, and best practices essential for managing organizational change. Participants delve into case studies, practical applications, and interactive discussions, gaining insights into the complexities of change and the strategies to navigate them successfully. Prerequisite: BUAD3220.

    • BUAD3240Marketing Research and Analytics
      BUAD3240 Marketing Research and Analytics - 3 s.h.

      A focus on the practice of studying and managing marketing metrics data in order to enhance decision making for marketing efforts including calls-to-action (CTAs), blog posts, channel performance, and thought leadership pieces, and to identify opportunities for improvement and maximize marketing outcomes. Students will learn how marketing analytics professionals serve as liaisons between those who make marketing decisions and those who work with the data.

    • BUAD3310Principles of Sales
      BUAD3310 Principles of Sales - 3 s.h.

      Principles of Sales is designed to expose students to the many functions of modern sales and sales management including topics such as the selling process, the buying process, creating value in buyer-seller relationships, prospecting, sales call planning, communicating the message, negotiating for win-win solutions, promoting trust, closing the sale, as well as how to motivate, compensate and train sales people.

    • BUAD3320Principles of Management
      BUAD3320 Principles of Management - 3 s.h.

      Fundamentals of planning, organizing, directing, coordinating, and controlling business activity. Prerequisites: Junior standing.

    • BUAD3340Business Law
      BUAD3340 Business Law - 3 s.h.

      Study of legal rules governing the usual business transactions and relations. Consideration of selected cases in areas such as contracts, agency, sales, negotiable instruments, private property, and bankruptcy. Prerequisite: Junior standing or above.

    • BUAD3350Free Market Practicum
      BUAD3350 Free Market Practicum - 0-2 s.h.

      An experiential course in which students develop and conduct outreach programs to teach and promote free enterprise to various publics. Students will develop greater understanding of and appreciation for the concept of freedom as it applies to the marketplace. May be repeated, although only 4 s.h. may be counted toward any graduation requirement.

    • BUAD3360Entrepreneurial Leadership
      BUAD3360 Entrepreneurial Leadership - 3 s.h.

      Emphasis is placed on: learning skills for taking risks and thriving in a changing environment; discovering individual passion; learning about the system in which we exist; and becoming action oriented. In addition to being academically challenging, this course will also be physically challenging due to the service projects, team-building and risk-taking activities. Prerequisites: BUAD3350 and instructor's consent.

    • BUAD3370Corporate Finance and Financial Modeling
      BUAD3370 Corporate Finance and Financial Modeling - 3 s.h.

      An introduction to the fundamental issues of modern finance facing firms, including investment and financing decisions, interactions with capital markets, financial analysis, and business forecasting. Topics are taught with a focus on a code of ethics and professional standards guided by industry best practices.

    • BUAD3380Principles of Business Finance
      BUAD3380 Principles of Business Finance - 3 s.h.

      A study of principles and problems basic to a business firm’s decisions in planning for and managing financial resources for the purpose of maximizing the value of these resources. Prerequisites: ACCT2320, ECON1320, MATH1360 and junior standing.

    • BUAD3400Small Business Ventures and Entrepreneurship
      BUAD3400 Small Business Ventures and Entrepreneurship - 3 s.h.

      Provides an opportunity to develop a business plan for a new venture or expansion of an existing company. Students are expected to acquire skills in evaluating business ventures, learn alternative financing sources, develop ideas for differentiating products, and to develop an understanding of what is required to harvest the profits in a growing business. Prerequisites: ACCT2320 and ECON1320. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • BUAD3420International Finance
      BUAD3420 International Finance - 3 s.h.

      An examination of the financial techniques utilized in global organizations and the international financial markets with which they interact. A focus is placed on how financial leaders can make ethically grounded decisions, while navigating the strategic and financial challenges facing global businesses today.

    • BUAD3450Organizational Behavior
      BUAD3450 Organizational Behavior - 3 s.h.

      Human aspects of business organization, as distinguished from economic and technical aspects, and how they influence efficiency, morale, and management practice. Offered Fall even years. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • BUAD3460Operations Management
      BUAD3460 Operations Management - 3 s.h.

      The planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling of all the activities of production systems. Prerequisites: MATH1360. Offered Fall odd years. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • BUAD3480International Marketing & Advertising
      BUAD3480 International Marketing & Advertising - 3 s.h.

      The aim of the course is to give the students a deeper understanding of marketing on a global basis. The students examine the international similarities and differences in marketing functions as related to the cultural, economic, political, social, and physical dimensions of the environment. This course is designed to provide students with an applied understanding of international marketing activities based on real-life examples.

    • BUAD3490Human Resource Management
      BUAD3490 Human Resource Management - 3 s.h.

      A comprehensive review of essential personnel management concepts, laws, controversies, and techniques for success currently being used in business. Offered for online Organizational Leadership major only. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • BUAD3600Electronic Commerce (also CSIT3600)
      BUAD3600 Electronic Commerce (also CSIT3600) - 3 s.h.

      Exploration of the technologies and business environment surrounding the emergence of electronic commerce. There will be both a technical and non-technical track option for students, however, all students will be introduced to technical skills for implementing an electronic commerce website. Offered Spring even years. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • BUAD3650Business Connections
      BUAD3650 Business Connections - 3 s.h.

      A project-based course in which students connect content from one of the certificate program's Business Administration courses with a course in their major. If the student's major is in the School of Business, the project will connect one of the certificate courses with a liberal arts course they are taking concurrently. For non-degree seeking students, the project will connect one of their certificate courses with a life experience or previously completed liberal arts course. Wherever appropriate, the topic must be approved by the instructors of both courses being linked in the project. Prerequisite: Instructor's consent.

    • BUAD3800Methods of Teaching Business
      BUAD3800 Methods of Teaching Business - 3 s.h.

      A study of standards, objectives, and curriculum of business in the secondary school. Emphasis on instructional strategies, methods, materials/resources, and techniques of evaluation embedded within the business classroom. Prerequisites: 20 s.h. of business coursework listed above and admittance into the Teacher Education Program, unless part of an approved Interdisciplinary Studies Program.

    • BUAD4000Individual Study
      BUAD4000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
    • BUAD4100Investment Analysis (also ECON4100)
      BUAD4100 Investment Analysis (also ECON4100) - 3 s.h.

      A study of the fundamental principles underlying the analysis of investments. Prerequisites: ACCT2320, BUAD3380, and ECON1320. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • BUAD4110Internship in Entrepreneurship
      BUAD4110 Internship in Entrepreneurship - 1-3 s.h.

      An internship that allows students to work with professionals who are in career areas relating to the field of entrepreneurship. The student will play an active role in identifying potential field sponsors. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.) Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent.

    • BUAD4120Internship in Finance
      BUAD4120 Internship in Finance - 1-3 s.h.

      An internship that allows students to work with professionals who are in career areas relating to the field of finance. The student will play an active role in identifying potential field sponsors. Repeatable to a maximum of 12 hours. (Graded on a Pass/ Fail basis.) Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent.

    • BUAD4130Internship in International Business
      BUAD4130 Internship in International Business - 1-3 s.h.

      An internship that allows students to work with professionals who are in career areas relating to the field of international business. The student will play an active role in identifying potential field sponsors. Repeatable to a maximum of 12 hours. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.) Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent.

    • BUAD4140Internship in Management
      BUAD4140 Internship in Management - 1-3 s.h.

      An internship that allows students to work with professionals who are in career areas relating to the field of management. The student will play an active role in identifying potential field sponsors. Repeatable to a maximum of 12 hours. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.) Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent.

    • BUAD4150Internship in Marketing
      BUAD4150 Internship in Marketing - 1-3 s.h.

      An internship that allows students to work with professionals who are in career areas relating to the field of marketing. The student will play an active role in identifying potential field sponsors. Repeatable to a maximum of 12 hours. (Graded on a Pass/ Fail basis.) Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent.

    • BUAD4170Internship in Human Resource Management
      BUAD4170 Internship in Human Resource Management - 1-3 s.h.

      An internship that allows students to work with professionals who are in career areas relating to the field of human resource management. The student will play an active role in identifying potential field sponsors. Repeatable to a maximum of 12 hours. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.) Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent.

    • BUAD4180Internship in Social Media Marketing
      BUAD4180 Internship in Social Media Marketing - 1-3 s.h.

      An internship that allows students to work with professionals who are in career areas relating to the field of social media marketing. The student will play an active role in identifying potential field sponsors. Repeatable to a maximum of 12 hours. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.) Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent.

    • BUAD4190Innovations in Finance
      BUAD4190 Innovations in Finance - 3 s.h.

      An exploration of new technologies that are disrupting the financial services industry, including artificial intelligence, deep learning, blockchain technology and open APIs. Includes an examination of fintech start-ups that are driving change in business models, products, applications and customer user interface.

    • BUAD4200Seminar in Business Policy
      BUAD4200 Seminar in Business Policy - 3 s.h.

      An analysis of the problem of business and the functions of management in the determination of business policy in the various functional areas of the enterprise. Prerequisites: BUAD3320, BUAD3330, BUAD3380, and MATH1360.

    • BUAD4220Seminar in Accounting and Finance
      BUAD4220 Seminar in Accounting and Finance - 3 s.h.

      A comprehensive capstone course for students majoring in Finance that integrates material from previous courses taken in the major and explores a wide range of finance-related topics, including the ethical issues affecting the current financial environment of business firms. Pre-requisites: BUAD3370, BUAD3380.

    • BUAD4320Strategic Brand Management
      BUAD4320 Strategic Brand Management - 3 s.h.

      The course is aimed at both students focusing on brand management as it relates to a career and those intellectually curious about branding. Brand management is transforming, and the course tackles various aspects of brand management and the shifting roles of brand managers. The critical learning for this course is framed around four questions: 1. How are these concepts relevant to the real world? 2. How do we know that this is true? 3. Do we have any evidence that this phenomenon exists or is true? 4. How can the frameworks proposed here be helpful to practicing decision-making? This course is designed to provide students with an applied understanding of Strategic Brand Management: 1) brands, brand architecture, and brand management, 2) developing a brand strategy, 3) designing and implementing brand marketing programs, 4) measuring and interpreting brand performance, and 5) growing and sustaining brand equity. Prerequisites: BUAD2330 Principles of Marketing or SPMT330 Sport Marketing.

    • BUAD4450Integrated Marketing Communication
      BUAD4450 Integrated Marketing Communication - 3 s.h.

      This course stands as a pivotal cornerstone in the realm of modern marketing strategies, which every marketing student must understand and know its applied science. This comprehensive course examines various marketing channels, emphasizing the harmonious and balanced integration of advertising, public relations, digital marketing, and brand communication. Students are challenged with a rich learning experience, exploring the synergistic relationship between different communication platforms and their collective impact on building strong, cohesive brand narratives. Prerequisite: BUAD4320

    • BUAD4460Strategic Marketing
      BUAD4460 Strategic Marketing - 3 s.h.

      This course is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills to develop, implement, and evaluate strategic marketing initiatives in various business contexts. This course explores the fundamental principles, theories, and practices of strategic marketing, emphasizing its critical role in achieving a competitive advantage in today's dynamic and global business environment. Prerequisites: BUAD2330 and BUAD3240.

    BUAD1100Introduction to Business BUAD1400Personal Finance BUAD2000Individual Study BUAD2330Principles of Marketing BUAD2350Free Market Practicum BUAD3000Individual Study BUAD3200Business Ethics BUAD3210Social Media Marketing BUAD3230Introduction to Change Management BUAD3240Marketing Research and Analytics BUAD3310Principles of Sales BUAD3320Principles of Management BUAD3340Business Law BUAD3350Free Market Practicum BUAD3360Entrepreneurial Leadership BUAD3370Corporate Finance and Financial Modeling BUAD3380Principles of Business Finance BUAD3400Small Business Ventures and Entrepreneurship BUAD3420International Finance BUAD3450Organizational Behavior BUAD3460Operations Management BUAD3480International Marketing & Advertising BUAD3490Human Resource Management BUAD3600Electronic Commerce (also CSIT3600) BUAD3650Business Connections BUAD3800Methods of Teaching Business BUAD4000Individual Study BUAD4100Investment Analysis (also ECON4100) BUAD4110Internship in Entrepreneurship BUAD4120Internship in Finance BUAD4130Internship in International Business BUAD4140Internship in Management BUAD4150Internship in Marketing BUAD4170Internship in Human Resource Management BUAD4180Internship in Social Media Marketing BUAD4190Innovations in Finance BUAD4200Seminar in Business Policy BUAD4220Seminar in Accounting and Finance BUAD4320Strategic Brand Management BUAD4450Integrated Marketing Communication BUAD4460Strategic Marketing
    Course Descriptions
    BUAD1100 Introduction to Business - 3 s.h.

    Introduction to Business is designed to expose students to the many functions of modern business including topics such as management, finance accounting, marketing, production, computers, international business, small business, investments and other areas of general business interest.

    BUAD1400 Personal Finance - 3 s.h.

    An overview of personal financial management, including investment, taxation, insurance and credit.

    BUAD2000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
    BUAD2330 Principles of Marketing - 3 s.h.

    A decision-oriented overview of marketing management in modern organizations. The most basic objectives of the course are to provide students with a broad introduction to marketing concepts, the role of marketing in society and in the firm, and the various factors that influence marketing decision-making. Students will be exposed to and expected to learn the "language of marketing" (that is, terms, concepts, and frameworks) used by practicing marketing managers. Prerequisite: ECON1320.

    BUAD2350 Free Market Practicum - 0-2 s.h.

    An experiential course in which students develop and conduct outreach programs to teach and promote free enterprise to various publics. Students will develop greater understanding of and appreciation for the concept of freedom as it applies to the marketplace. May be repeated, although only 4 s.h. may be counted toward any graduation requirement.

    BUAD3000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
    BUAD3200 Business Ethics - 3 s.h.

    An introduction to various ethical theories and their application to business situations. Students should gain greater awareness of ethical dilemmas as they occur, examine their own morals and their implications in various business settings, and become acquainted with some of the philosophical background of ethics.

    BUAD3210 Social Media Marketing - 3 s.h.

    This course provides a comprehensive overview, with hands-on experience, of Social Media Marketing. The most basic objectives of the course are to provide students with a broad introduction to social media marketing concepts and techniques using the latest online tools combined with practical "real world" application. There will be an emphasis on strategic use of tools, effective design and contemporary marketing techniques. Students will build and maintain real world marketing campaigns.

    BUAD3230 Introduction to Change Management - 3 s.h.

    This course is a fundamental exploration into the dynamic field of organizational change. This course gives students a comprehensive understanding of the theories, methodologies, and best practices essential for managing organizational change. Participants delve into case studies, practical applications, and interactive discussions, gaining insights into the complexities of change and the strategies to navigate them successfully. Prerequisite: BUAD3220.

    BUAD3240 Marketing Research and Analytics - 3 s.h.

    A focus on the practice of studying and managing marketing metrics data in order to enhance decision making for marketing efforts including calls-to-action (CTAs), blog posts, channel performance, and thought leadership pieces, and to identify opportunities for improvement and maximize marketing outcomes. Students will learn how marketing analytics professionals serve as liaisons between those who make marketing decisions and those who work with the data.

    BUAD3310 Principles of Sales - 3 s.h.

    Principles of Sales is designed to expose students to the many functions of modern sales and sales management including topics such as the selling process, the buying process, creating value in buyer-seller relationships, prospecting, sales call planning, communicating the message, negotiating for win-win solutions, promoting trust, closing the sale, as well as how to motivate, compensate and train sales people.

    BUAD3320 Principles of Management - 3 s.h.

    Fundamentals of planning, organizing, directing, coordinating, and controlling business activity. Prerequisites: Junior standing.

    BUAD3340 Business Law - 3 s.h.

    Study of legal rules governing the usual business transactions and relations. Consideration of selected cases in areas such as contracts, agency, sales, negotiable instruments, private property, and bankruptcy. Prerequisite: Junior standing or above.

    BUAD3350 Free Market Practicum - 0-2 s.h.

    An experiential course in which students develop and conduct outreach programs to teach and promote free enterprise to various publics. Students will develop greater understanding of and appreciation for the concept of freedom as it applies to the marketplace. May be repeated, although only 4 s.h. may be counted toward any graduation requirement.

    BUAD3360 Entrepreneurial Leadership - 3 s.h.

    Emphasis is placed on: learning skills for taking risks and thriving in a changing environment; discovering individual passion; learning about the system in which we exist; and becoming action oriented. In addition to being academically challenging, this course will also be physically challenging due to the service projects, team-building and risk-taking activities. Prerequisites: BUAD3350 and instructor's consent.

    BUAD3370 Corporate Finance and Financial Modeling - 3 s.h.

    An introduction to the fundamental issues of modern finance facing firms, including investment and financing decisions, interactions with capital markets, financial analysis, and business forecasting. Topics are taught with a focus on a code of ethics and professional standards guided by industry best practices.

    BUAD3380 Principles of Business Finance - 3 s.h.

    A study of principles and problems basic to a business firm’s decisions in planning for and managing financial resources for the purpose of maximizing the value of these resources. Prerequisites: ACCT2320, ECON1320, MATH1360 and junior standing.

    BUAD3400 Small Business Ventures and Entrepreneurship - 3 s.h.

    Provides an opportunity to develop a business plan for a new venture or expansion of an existing company. Students are expected to acquire skills in evaluating business ventures, learn alternative financing sources, develop ideas for differentiating products, and to develop an understanding of what is required to harvest the profits in a growing business. Prerequisites: ACCT2320 and ECON1320. +This course is only offered every other year.

    BUAD3420 International Finance - 3 s.h.

    An examination of the financial techniques utilized in global organizations and the international financial markets with which they interact. A focus is placed on how financial leaders can make ethically grounded decisions, while navigating the strategic and financial challenges facing global businesses today.

    BUAD3450 Organizational Behavior - 3 s.h.

    Human aspects of business organization, as distinguished from economic and technical aspects, and how they influence efficiency, morale, and management practice. Offered Fall even years. +This course is only offered every other year.

    BUAD3460 Operations Management - 3 s.h.

    The planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling of all the activities of production systems. Prerequisites: MATH1360. Offered Fall odd years. +This course is only offered every other year.

    BUAD3480 International Marketing & Advertising - 3 s.h.

    The aim of the course is to give the students a deeper understanding of marketing on a global basis. The students examine the international similarities and differences in marketing functions as related to the cultural, economic, political, social, and physical dimensions of the environment. This course is designed to provide students with an applied understanding of international marketing activities based on real-life examples.

    BUAD3490 Human Resource Management - 3 s.h.

    A comprehensive review of essential personnel management concepts, laws, controversies, and techniques for success currently being used in business. Offered for online Organizational Leadership major only. +This course is only offered every other year.

    BUAD3600 Electronic Commerce (also CSIT3600) - 3 s.h.

    Exploration of the technologies and business environment surrounding the emergence of electronic commerce. There will be both a technical and non-technical track option for students, however, all students will be introduced to technical skills for implementing an electronic commerce website. Offered Spring even years. +This course is only offered every other year.

    BUAD3650 Business Connections - 3 s.h.

    A project-based course in which students connect content from one of the certificate program's Business Administration courses with a course in their major. If the student's major is in the School of Business, the project will connect one of the certificate courses with a liberal arts course they are taking concurrently. For non-degree seeking students, the project will connect one of their certificate courses with a life experience or previously completed liberal arts course. Wherever appropriate, the topic must be approved by the instructors of both courses being linked in the project. Prerequisite: Instructor's consent.

    BUAD3800 Methods of Teaching Business - 3 s.h.

    A study of standards, objectives, and curriculum of business in the secondary school. Emphasis on instructional strategies, methods, materials/resources, and techniques of evaluation embedded within the business classroom. Prerequisites: 20 s.h. of business coursework listed above and admittance into the Teacher Education Program, unless part of an approved Interdisciplinary Studies Program.

    BUAD4000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
    BUAD4100 Investment Analysis (also ECON4100) - 3 s.h.

    A study of the fundamental principles underlying the analysis of investments. Prerequisites: ACCT2320, BUAD3380, and ECON1320. +This course is only offered every other year.

    BUAD4110 Internship in Entrepreneurship - 1-3 s.h.

    An internship that allows students to work with professionals who are in career areas relating to the field of entrepreneurship. The student will play an active role in identifying potential field sponsors. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.) Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent.

    BUAD4120 Internship in Finance - 1-3 s.h.

    An internship that allows students to work with professionals who are in career areas relating to the field of finance. The student will play an active role in identifying potential field sponsors. Repeatable to a maximum of 12 hours. (Graded on a Pass/ Fail basis.) Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent.

    BUAD4130 Internship in International Business - 1-3 s.h.

    An internship that allows students to work with professionals who are in career areas relating to the field of international business. The student will play an active role in identifying potential field sponsors. Repeatable to a maximum of 12 hours. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.) Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent.

    BUAD4140 Internship in Management - 1-3 s.h.

    An internship that allows students to work with professionals who are in career areas relating to the field of management. The student will play an active role in identifying potential field sponsors. Repeatable to a maximum of 12 hours. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.) Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent.

    BUAD4150 Internship in Marketing - 1-3 s.h.

    An internship that allows students to work with professionals who are in career areas relating to the field of marketing. The student will play an active role in identifying potential field sponsors. Repeatable to a maximum of 12 hours. (Graded on a Pass/ Fail basis.) Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent.

    BUAD4170 Internship in Human Resource Management - 1-3 s.h.

    An internship that allows students to work with professionals who are in career areas relating to the field of human resource management. The student will play an active role in identifying potential field sponsors. Repeatable to a maximum of 12 hours. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.) Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent.

    BUAD4180 Internship in Social Media Marketing - 1-3 s.h.

    An internship that allows students to work with professionals who are in career areas relating to the field of social media marketing. The student will play an active role in identifying potential field sponsors. Repeatable to a maximum of 12 hours. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.) Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent.

    BUAD4190 Innovations in Finance - 3 s.h.

    An exploration of new technologies that are disrupting the financial services industry, including artificial intelligence, deep learning, blockchain technology and open APIs. Includes an examination of fintech start-ups that are driving change in business models, products, applications and customer user interface.

    BUAD4200 Seminar in Business Policy - 3 s.h.

    An analysis of the problem of business and the functions of management in the determination of business policy in the various functional areas of the enterprise. Prerequisites: BUAD3320, BUAD3330, BUAD3380, and MATH1360.

    BUAD4220 Seminar in Accounting and Finance - 3 s.h.

    A comprehensive capstone course for students majoring in Finance that integrates material from previous courses taken in the major and explores a wide range of finance-related topics, including the ethical issues affecting the current financial environment of business firms. Pre-requisites: BUAD3370, BUAD3380.

    BUAD4320 Strategic Brand Management - 3 s.h.

    The course is aimed at both students focusing on brand management as it relates to a career and those intellectually curious about branding. Brand management is transforming, and the course tackles various aspects of brand management and the shifting roles of brand managers. The critical learning for this course is framed around four questions: 1. How are these concepts relevant to the real world? 2. How do we know that this is true? 3. Do we have any evidence that this phenomenon exists or is true? 4. How can the frameworks proposed here be helpful to practicing decision-making? This course is designed to provide students with an applied understanding of Strategic Brand Management: 1) brands, brand architecture, and brand management, 2) developing a brand strategy, 3) designing and implementing brand marketing programs, 4) measuring and interpreting brand performance, and 5) growing and sustaining brand equity. Prerequisites: BUAD2330 Principles of Marketing or SPMT330 Sport Marketing.

    BUAD4450 Integrated Marketing Communication - 3 s.h.

    This course stands as a pivotal cornerstone in the realm of modern marketing strategies, which every marketing student must understand and know its applied science. This comprehensive course examines various marketing channels, emphasizing the harmonious and balanced integration of advertising, public relations, digital marketing, and brand communication. Students are challenged with a rich learning experience, exploring the synergistic relationship between different communication platforms and their collective impact on building strong, cohesive brand narratives. Prerequisite: BUAD4320

    BUAD4460 Strategic Marketing - 3 s.h.

    This course is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills to develop, implement, and evaluate strategic marketing initiatives in various business contexts. This course explores the fundamental principles, theories, and practices of strategic marketing, emphasizing its critical role in achieving a competitive advantage in today's dynamic and global business environment. Prerequisites: BUAD2330 and BUAD3240.

  • Career Planning
    Courses Offered
    • CRPL1100Career Perspectives and the World of Work
      CRPL1100 Career Perspectives and the World of Work - 1 s.h.

      Designed to involve students in the early phases of career planning and will include self-exploration, career options and the world of work. Additional fee required. Prerequisite: Open to freshmen and sophomores only or instructor's consent.

    • CRPL3100Future Focus and the Job Search
      CRPL3100 Future Focus and the Job Search - 1 s.h.

      Designed for the student who has chosen a career direction, and is now ready for the job search process: resumé writing, cover letters, networking and prospecting are included. Additional fee required.

    • CRPL3150Internship in Career Services
      CRPL3150 Internship in Career Services - 0-3 s.h.

      Field experience providing practical application of knowledge and theory in a professional setting with qualified personnel. This internship offers an opportunity for a student to be exposed to an learn about career services, work with college students regarding internships and job searches, and market those services to targeted groups. Prerequisites: Junior or Senior standing. Satisfactory academic standing with a minimum GPA of 2.50. Placement needs approval by the Career Services Coordinator. May be repeated once for credit. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

    CRPL1100Career Perspectives and the World of Work CRPL3100Future Focus and the Job Search CRPL3150Internship in Career Services
    Course Descriptions
    CRPL1100 Career Perspectives and the World of Work - 1 s.h.

    Designed to involve students in the early phases of career planning and will include self-exploration, career options and the world of work. Additional fee required. Prerequisite: Open to freshmen and sophomores only or instructor's consent.

    CRPL3100 Future Focus and the Job Search - 1 s.h.

    Designed for the student who has chosen a career direction, and is now ready for the job search process: resumé writing, cover letters, networking and prospecting are included. Additional fee required.

    CRPL3150 Internship in Career Services - 0-3 s.h.

    Field experience providing practical application of knowledge and theory in a professional setting with qualified personnel. This internship offers an opportunity for a student to be exposed to an learn about career services, work with college students regarding internships and job searches, and market those services to targeted groups. Prerequisites: Junior or Senior standing. Satisfactory academic standing with a minimum GPA of 2.50. Placement needs approval by the Career Services Coordinator. May be repeated once for credit. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

  • Chemistry
    Courses Offered
    • CHEM1200Environmental Science with Lab (also BIOL1200)
      CHEM1200 Environmental Science with Lab (also BIOL1200) - 4 s.h.

      An exploration of the biotic and abiotic components of the environment, including the biological, physical, and chemical processes that shape natural ecosystems (e.g., biogeochemical cycles). The course will also examine the impact of human population growth, resource use, emissions production, and technological innovations on the environment. Current environmental issues, such as loss of biodiversity, ecosystem degradation, air and water pollution, and climate change, will be considered. Additional fee required. ELO6 Science - Innovation, GE3D Liberal Learning-Natural Sciences.

    • CHEM1330Introduction to General, Organic, and Biochemistry with Lab
      CHEM1330 Introduction to General, Organic, and Biochemistry with Lab - 4 s.h.

      An introduction to the principles of inorganic, organic and biochemistry, including a study of atoms, chemical bonding, types of chemical reactions (focusing on ones in the cell), solution chemistry, introduction of biological molecules (proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, and nucleic acids). This course is intended for students desiring a general education in chemistry, those majoring in nursing or allied health fields and those that need it to fulfill the chemistry requirement for cell biology and genetics course. Prerequisite: MATH1280 or one year of high school algebra (C or better strongly recommended). Additional fees required. GE3D Liberal Learning-Natural Sciences

    • CHEM1340Forensic Chemistry with Lab
      CHEM1340 Forensic Chemistry with Lab - 4 s.h.

      This course will expose students to the field of forensic science primarily using chemical forensics and testing. Topics include evidence collection and preservation, drugs and drug chemistry, heat and explosions, poisons and others. The course will cover basic chemical concepts needed to plan, execute, and interpret forensic results. All necessary scientific concepts will be developed in the context of forensic science. Additional fee required. ELO6 Science - World Citizenship, ELO6 Science - Innovation, GE3D Liberal Learning-Natural Sciences

    • CHEM1410General Chemistry I Workshop with Lab
      CHEM1410 General Chemistry I Workshop with Lab - 4 s.h.

      General Chemistry I Workshop is appropriate for any student interested in developing a strong background in chemistry. It is intended to be the first university chemistry course for science majors. As such, it will be fairly rigorous and will draw upon previous experience in mathematics and science. Major areas to be covered include atomic and molecular structures, chemical bonding, stoichiometric relationships, and chemical reactions. Laboratory activities and experiments are closely related to concepts introduced in class discussions and will allow students to develop their laboratory skills. Good safety practices and experimental record keeping will be stressed. Students are expected to actively participate in class activities and discussions in addition to homework assignments, individual/group study and preparation for exams. Course is intended for biology, chemistry, and some allied health majors. Additional fee required. Fulfills liberal learning science course. Prerequisites: MATH1280 and CHEM1310 or one year of high school chemistry. EL06 Science, GE3D Liberal Learning-Natural Sciences.

    • CHEM1420General Chemistry II Workshop with Lab
      CHEM1420 General Chemistry II Workshop with Lab - 4 s.h.

      General Chemistry II Workshop is appropriate for any student interested in developing a strong background in chemistry. It is the continuation of CHEM1430. Students will gain a deeper understanding of basic chemical principles and will emphasize problem solving. It is fairly rigorous and will draw upon previous chemistry experience as well as mathematics and other science fields. Major areas to be covered include physical properties of solids, liquids, and solutions, intermolecular forces, energy changes in chemical reactions, thermodynamics, gas-phase equilibrium, and aqueous acid/base equilibrium. Laboratory activities and experiments are closely related to concepts introduced in class discussions and will allow students to develop their laboratory skills. Good safety practices and experimental record keeping will be stressed. Students are expected to actively participate in class activities and discussions in addition to homework assignments, individual/group study and preparation for exams. Prerequisite: CHEM1410.

    • CHEM1450Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry (1-0)
      CHEM1450 Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry (1-0) - 1 s.h.

      An introduction to the principles of organic and biochemistry, including a study of chemical reactions (condensation and hydrolysis reactions), solution chemistry (hypotonic/hypertonic, isotonic solution), functional groups, organic molecule representation, introduction of biological molecules (proteins, lipids, carbohydrates and nucleic acids). This course is intended for students who need to help fulfill the chemistry requirement for fundamentals of cell biology and genetics course (BIOL2100). Pre or Corequisite: CHEM1410 and instructor consent.

    • CHEM2000Individual Study
      CHEM2000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
    • CHEM3000Individual Study
      CHEM3000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
    • CHEM3120Internship in Chemistry
      CHEM3120 Internship in Chemistry - 1-3 s.h.

      Developed in conjunction with and approved by an appropriate faculty member in Chemistry. This internship will be with professionals who are in career areas relating to majors in the department and may be pursued abroad. The student is responsible for arranging their internship. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 semester hours. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.) Prerequisite: Instructor's consent.

    • CHEM3300Analytical Chemistry with Lab
      CHEM3300 Analytical Chemistry with Lab - 4 s.h.

      Study of theory and practice of modern separation and analytical techniques. Includes use of electrochemical, spectrometric and chromatographic instruments. Additional fee required. Prerequisite: CHEM1420. Offered odd years Spring.

    • CHEM3410Organic Chemistry I (3-0)
      CHEM3410 Organic Chemistry I (3-0) - 3 s.h.

      An in-depth study of modern organic chemistry including nomenclature, structure and bonding, synthesis, reaction mechanisms, and important functional groups and families of both aliphatic and aromatic compounds. Prerequisite: CHEM1420. Corequisite: CHEM3411 Organic Chemistry I Lab.

    • CHEM3411Organic Chemistry I Lab (0-3)
      CHEM3411 Organic Chemistry I Lab (0-3) - 1 s.h.

      Additional fee required. Corequisite: CHEM3410 Organic Chemistry I.

    • CHEM3420Organic Chemistry II (3-0)
      CHEM3420 Organic Chemistry II (3-0) - 3 s.h.

      A continuation of CHEM3410 which is a prerequisite. With a grade of C or better is strongly recommended. Corequisite: CHEM3421 Organic Chemistry II Lab.

    • CHEM3421Organic Chemistry II Lab (0-3)
      CHEM3421 Organic Chemistry II Lab (0-3) - 1 s.h.

      Additional fee required. Corequisite: CHEM3420 Organic Chemistry II.

    • CHEM3610Physical Chemistry I with Lab
      CHEM3610 Physical Chemistry I with Lab - 4 s.h.

      A study of thermodynamics, thermochemistry, chemical kinetics, equilibrium, atomic and molecular structure, electrochemistry, and quantum chemistry. Additional fee required. Prerequisites: CHEM1420, PHYS1420, and MATH1520. Offered odd years Fall. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • CHEM3620Physical Chemistry II with Lab
      CHEM3620 Physical Chemistry II with Lab - 4 s.h.

      Additional fee required. Continuation of CHEM3610, which is a prerequisite. Offered even years Spring. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • CHEM3900Special Topics in Chemistry
      CHEM3900 Special Topics in Chemistry - 1-3 s.h.

      A study of special topics in chemistry not available to the student in the regular course offerings. May be repeated for credit as topics change. Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent.

    • CHEM4000Individual Study
      CHEM4000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
    • CHEM4111Capstone Research I (also BIOL4111)
      CHEM4111 Capstone Research I (also BIOL4111) - 1 s.h.

      Course covers the basic elements of scientific research (e.g., performing literature searches, developing research questions, designing experiments, and giving scientific presentations). The student will develop a scientific question and then write a research proposal in cooperation with a faculty mentor to answer that question. Prerequisite: BIOL2100, CHEM3410/3411, and senior standing or consent of instructor.

    • CHEM4120Capstone Research II (also BIOL4120)
      CHEM4120 Capstone Research II (also BIOL4120) - 1-2 s.h.

      The student conducts scientific research based on the research proposal developed in BIOL/CHEM4111. Prerequisite: BIOL/CHEM4110.

    • CHEM4130Capstone Research III (also BIOL4130)
      CHEM4130 Capstone Research III (also BIOL4130) - 1-2 s.h.

      The student completes the research that was started in BIOL/CHEM4120. Highlights of the research will be presented orally and through a poster presentation. A final thesis manuscript is required for submission. Prerequisite: BIOL/CHEM4120.

    • CHEM4310Biochemistry with Lab (also BIOL4310)
      CHEM4310 Biochemistry with Lab (also BIOL4310) - 4 s.h.

      An introduction to biologically important molecules and metabolic pathways and the laboratory techniques used to study and characterize them. Additional fee required. Prerequisite: CHEM3420/3421 and BIOL2100. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • CHEM4330Instrumental Analysis (3-3)
      CHEM4330 Instrumental Analysis (3-3) - 4 s.h.

      A study of the analysis and identification of organic compounds and mixtures by modern instrumental techniques and traditional wet chemical methods. Additional fee required. Prerequisite: CHEM3420/3421 with a grade of C or better is strongly recommended. Offered even years Fall. +This course is only offered every other year.

    CHEM1200Environmental Science with Lab (also BIOL1200) CHEM1330Introduction to General, Organic, and Biochemistry with Lab CHEM1340Forensic Chemistry with Lab CHEM1410General Chemistry I Workshop with Lab CHEM1420General Chemistry II Workshop with Lab CHEM1450Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry (1-0) CHEM2000Individual Study CHEM3000Individual Study CHEM3120Internship in Chemistry CHEM3300Analytical Chemistry with Lab CHEM3410Organic Chemistry I (3-0) CHEM3411Organic Chemistry I Lab (0-3) CHEM3420Organic Chemistry II (3-0) CHEM3421Organic Chemistry II Lab (0-3) CHEM3610Physical Chemistry I with Lab CHEM3620Physical Chemistry II with Lab CHEM3900Special Topics in Chemistry CHEM4000Individual Study CHEM4111Capstone Research I (also BIOL4111) CHEM4120Capstone Research II (also BIOL4120) CHEM4130Capstone Research III (also BIOL4130) CHEM4310Biochemistry with Lab (also BIOL4310) CHEM4330Instrumental Analysis (3-3)
    Course Descriptions
    CHEM1200 Environmental Science with Lab (also BIOL1200) - 4 s.h.

    An exploration of the biotic and abiotic components of the environment, including the biological, physical, and chemical processes that shape natural ecosystems (e.g., biogeochemical cycles). The course will also examine the impact of human population growth, resource use, emissions production, and technological innovations on the environment. Current environmental issues, such as loss of biodiversity, ecosystem degradation, air and water pollution, and climate change, will be considered. Additional fee required. ELO6 Science - Innovation, GE3D Liberal Learning-Natural Sciences.

    CHEM1330 Introduction to General, Organic, and Biochemistry with Lab - 4 s.h.

    An introduction to the principles of inorganic, organic and biochemistry, including a study of atoms, chemical bonding, types of chemical reactions (focusing on ones in the cell), solution chemistry, introduction of biological molecules (proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, and nucleic acids). This course is intended for students desiring a general education in chemistry, those majoring in nursing or allied health fields and those that need it to fulfill the chemistry requirement for cell biology and genetics course. Prerequisite: MATH1280 or one year of high school algebra (C or better strongly recommended). Additional fees required. GE3D Liberal Learning-Natural Sciences

    CHEM1340 Forensic Chemistry with Lab - 4 s.h.

    This course will expose students to the field of forensic science primarily using chemical forensics and testing. Topics include evidence collection and preservation, drugs and drug chemistry, heat and explosions, poisons and others. The course will cover basic chemical concepts needed to plan, execute, and interpret forensic results. All necessary scientific concepts will be developed in the context of forensic science. Additional fee required. ELO6 Science - World Citizenship, ELO6 Science - Innovation, GE3D Liberal Learning-Natural Sciences

    CHEM1410 General Chemistry I Workshop with Lab - 4 s.h.

    General Chemistry I Workshop is appropriate for any student interested in developing a strong background in chemistry. It is intended to be the first university chemistry course for science majors. As such, it will be fairly rigorous and will draw upon previous experience in mathematics and science. Major areas to be covered include atomic and molecular structures, chemical bonding, stoichiometric relationships, and chemical reactions. Laboratory activities and experiments are closely related to concepts introduced in class discussions and will allow students to develop their laboratory skills. Good safety practices and experimental record keeping will be stressed. Students are expected to actively participate in class activities and discussions in addition to homework assignments, individual/group study and preparation for exams. Course is intended for biology, chemistry, and some allied health majors. Additional fee required. Fulfills liberal learning science course. Prerequisites: MATH1280 and CHEM1310 or one year of high school chemistry. EL06 Science, GE3D Liberal Learning-Natural Sciences.

    CHEM1420 General Chemistry II Workshop with Lab - 4 s.h.

    General Chemistry II Workshop is appropriate for any student interested in developing a strong background in chemistry. It is the continuation of CHEM1430. Students will gain a deeper understanding of basic chemical principles and will emphasize problem solving. It is fairly rigorous and will draw upon previous chemistry experience as well as mathematics and other science fields. Major areas to be covered include physical properties of solids, liquids, and solutions, intermolecular forces, energy changes in chemical reactions, thermodynamics, gas-phase equilibrium, and aqueous acid/base equilibrium. Laboratory activities and experiments are closely related to concepts introduced in class discussions and will allow students to develop their laboratory skills. Good safety practices and experimental record keeping will be stressed. Students are expected to actively participate in class activities and discussions in addition to homework assignments, individual/group study and preparation for exams. Prerequisite: CHEM1410.

    CHEM1450 Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry (1-0) - 1 s.h.

    An introduction to the principles of organic and biochemistry, including a study of chemical reactions (condensation and hydrolysis reactions), solution chemistry (hypotonic/hypertonic, isotonic solution), functional groups, organic molecule representation, introduction of biological molecules (proteins, lipids, carbohydrates and nucleic acids). This course is intended for students who need to help fulfill the chemistry requirement for fundamentals of cell biology and genetics course (BIOL2100). Pre or Corequisite: CHEM1410 and instructor consent.

    CHEM2000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
    CHEM3000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
    CHEM3120 Internship in Chemistry - 1-3 s.h.

    Developed in conjunction with and approved by an appropriate faculty member in Chemistry. This internship will be with professionals who are in career areas relating to majors in the department and may be pursued abroad. The student is responsible for arranging their internship. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 semester hours. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.) Prerequisite: Instructor's consent.

    CHEM3300 Analytical Chemistry with Lab - 4 s.h.

    Study of theory and practice of modern separation and analytical techniques. Includes use of electrochemical, spectrometric and chromatographic instruments. Additional fee required. Prerequisite: CHEM1420. Offered odd years Spring.

    CHEM3410 Organic Chemistry I (3-0) - 3 s.h.

    An in-depth study of modern organic chemistry including nomenclature, structure and bonding, synthesis, reaction mechanisms, and important functional groups and families of both aliphatic and aromatic compounds. Prerequisite: CHEM1420. Corequisite: CHEM3411 Organic Chemistry I Lab.

    CHEM3411 Organic Chemistry I Lab (0-3) - 1 s.h.

    Additional fee required. Corequisite: CHEM3410 Organic Chemistry I.

    CHEM3420 Organic Chemistry II (3-0) - 3 s.h.

    A continuation of CHEM3410 which is a prerequisite. With a grade of C or better is strongly recommended. Corequisite: CHEM3421 Organic Chemistry II Lab.

    CHEM3421 Organic Chemistry II Lab (0-3) - 1 s.h.

    Additional fee required. Corequisite: CHEM3420 Organic Chemistry II.

    CHEM3610 Physical Chemistry I with Lab - 4 s.h.

    A study of thermodynamics, thermochemistry, chemical kinetics, equilibrium, atomic and molecular structure, electrochemistry, and quantum chemistry. Additional fee required. Prerequisites: CHEM1420, PHYS1420, and MATH1520. Offered odd years Fall. +This course is only offered every other year.

    CHEM3620 Physical Chemistry II with Lab - 4 s.h.

    Additional fee required. Continuation of CHEM3610, which is a prerequisite. Offered even years Spring. +This course is only offered every other year.

    CHEM3900 Special Topics in Chemistry - 1-3 s.h.

    A study of special topics in chemistry not available to the student in the regular course offerings. May be repeated for credit as topics change. Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent.

    CHEM4000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
    CHEM4111 Capstone Research I (also BIOL4111) - 1 s.h.

    Course covers the basic elements of scientific research (e.g., performing literature searches, developing research questions, designing experiments, and giving scientific presentations). The student will develop a scientific question and then write a research proposal in cooperation with a faculty mentor to answer that question. Prerequisite: BIOL2100, CHEM3410/3411, and senior standing or consent of instructor.

    CHEM4120 Capstone Research II (also BIOL4120) - 1-2 s.h.

    The student conducts scientific research based on the research proposal developed in BIOL/CHEM4111. Prerequisite: BIOL/CHEM4110.

    CHEM4130 Capstone Research III (also BIOL4130) - 1-2 s.h.

    The student completes the research that was started in BIOL/CHEM4120. Highlights of the research will be presented orally and through a poster presentation. A final thesis manuscript is required for submission. Prerequisite: BIOL/CHEM4120.

    CHEM4310 Biochemistry with Lab (also BIOL4310) - 4 s.h.

    An introduction to biologically important molecules and metabolic pathways and the laboratory techniques used to study and characterize them. Additional fee required. Prerequisite: CHEM3420/3421 and BIOL2100. +This course is only offered every other year.

    CHEM4330 Instrumental Analysis (3-3) - 4 s.h.

    A study of the analysis and identification of organic compounds and mixtures by modern instrumental techniques and traditional wet chemical methods. Additional fee required. Prerequisite: CHEM3420/3421 with a grade of C or better is strongly recommended. Offered even years Fall. +This course is only offered every other year.

  • Communications
    Courses Offered
    • COMM1100Foundations of Public Speaking
      COMM1100 Foundations of Public Speaking - 3 s.h.

      Foundations of Public Speaking focuses on practices in the speech processes of writing, delivery, listening, audience analysis, criticism, and performance of introductory, informative, persuasive, and mediated speeches. The course introduces foundations of academic research and provides students with the skillset to expand their critical thinking and speaking to meet the dynamic demands of public communication. The emphasis of the course is on learning through performance and application of communication principles and tools. In order for students to complete the foundation skills sequence, they must earn a grade of C or higher in this class. Prerequisite C or better in ENGL1100 or HONR1010. ELO1B Communications, GE1B Foundational Skills-Writing and Communication.

    • COMM1130Argumentation and Debate
      COMM1130 Argumentation and Debate - 0-1 s.h.

      Study of the skills in persuasive argumentation. Examination of the processes of creating and delivering public arguments based on formal and contextual speaking parameters. This course emphasizes the practice of constructing sound arguments through academic research, critical thinking, and decision making.

    • COMM2110Intercultural Communication
      COMM2110 Intercultural Communication - 3 s.h.

      An examination of concepts that have application to communication across cultural boundaries, with emphasis on relating them to effective intercultural communication skGE3C Liberal Learning-Humanities. ELO4 Global Learning - World Citizenship, ELO4 Global Learning - Equality and Peace, GE3C Liberal Learning-Humanities. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • COMM2220Communication and Advocacy
      COMM2220 Communication and Advocacy - 3 s.h.

      An examination of rhetorical and political communication theories and practices that are fundamental to social change advocacy. Students will become familiar with basic tools of organizing and advocating for social change, with hands-on application of various communication theories and approaches. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • COMM2500Introduction to Mass Media
      COMM2500 Introduction to Mass Media - 3 s.h.

      An examination of the various landmark theories, such as rhetorical, Marxist, and feminist to analyze popular culture, with an emphasis on the importance of communication in the production and consumption of culture. Students will study the development of culture by applying different theories or 'lenses' to cultural artifacts including music, movies, advertisements, clothing, etc. GE3C Liberal Learning-Humanities +This course is only offered every other year.

    • COMM3000Individual Study
      COMM3000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
    • COMM3130Advanced Argumentation and Debate
      COMM3130 Advanced Argumentation and Debate - 0-1 s.h.

      Study of the skills in persuasive argumentation. Examination of the processes of creating and delivering public arguments based on formal and contextual speaking parameters. This course emphasizes the practice of constructing sound arguments through academic research, critical thinking, and decision making. Members are expected to participate on a leadership level.

    • COMM3140Rhetorical Criticism and Persuasion
      COMM3140 Rhetorical Criticism and Persuasion - 3 s.h.

      An emphasis in learning theories, information processing theories, perception theories, components of persuasive appeals, and the ethics involved in persuasion. Further, students will examine the theories and persuasive appeals involved in communication campaigns and critique the success, or lack thereof, of multiple persuasive strategies. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • COMM3210Conflict Management and Dialogue (Also SOCI/PEAC3210)
      COMM3210 Conflict Management and Dialogue (Also SOCI/PEAC3210) - 3 s.h.

      An examination of conflict theories and approaches, negotiation process, conflict ethics, and third party mediation. In this class, students will become familiar with the causes of conflict as well as ways strategies and tactics used in conflict management. Further, this class will explore the foundational theoretical concepts and models of dialogue in the context of conflict management. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • COMM3220Gender and Communication
      COMM3220 Gender and Communication - 3 s.h.

      An exploration of sex, gender, and sexuality as they relate to the ways we communicate in personal, professional, and political contexts. Specific attention will be given to self-other relationships, how gendered identities affect interpersonal, cultural, and political interactions, where do individuals stand in terms of normative gender identities, and how those norms came to be. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • COMM3240Environmental Communication
      COMM3240 Environmental Communication - 3 s.h.

      This course will extend scientific knowledge to understand how nature and the environment influence communication and society. Students will learn about significant environmental controversies, from toxic waste to climate change, to pro-environmental behaviors. Using a foundation of persuasion, the course focuses on social responsibility and the history of mediated communication within the context of environmental movements and human-made crises.

    • COMM3500Digital Discourses in Media
      COMM3500 Digital Discourses in Media - 3 s.h.

      An exploration of the emergence of new communication practices as well as their social, political, cultural, and economic impact in personal, community, cultural, social, institutional, and international life. Specific attention will be given to the ways social media influence and shape matters of ethics and privacy, how we see ourselves and others, how we interact formally and informally, and how we do business. ELO4 Global Learning - Innovation +This course is only offered every other year.

    • COMM3900Topics in Communication
      COMM3900 Topics in Communication - 1-3 s.h.

      Advanced study in specific topics in communication, to be announced the semester before they are offered. May be repeated for credit as topics change.

    • COMM4000Individual Study
      COMM4000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
    • COMM4150Senior Seminar
      COMM4150 Senior Seminar - 3 s.h.

      Allows students to synthesize knowledge across the communication studies major through the exploration and presentation of original research. Offered every spring.

    • COMM4300Internship in Communication
      COMM4300 Internship in Communication - 1-3 s.h.

      Off-campus practical experience in a communication related professional setting. Offers an opportunity for application of communication skills and knowledge in monitored individual learning setting related to student’s academic and career interests. Pass/fail only. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of six hours.

    • COMM4400Practicum in Information Services (Also ENGL4400)
      COMM4400 Practicum in Information Services (Also ENGL4400) - 0-3 s.h.

      On-campus practical experience in college relations office, admissions office, media center or alumni relations office. Offers an opportunity for study in a monitored individual learning setting. Pass/fail only. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor and permission of the appropriate college official. Repeatable to a maximum of six hours.

    COMM1100Foundations of Public Speaking COMM1130Argumentation and Debate COMM2110Intercultural Communication COMM2220Communication and Advocacy COMM2500Introduction to Mass Media COMM3000Individual Study COMM3130Advanced Argumentation and Debate COMM3140Rhetorical Criticism and Persuasion COMM3210Conflict Management and Dialogue (Also SOCI/PEAC3210) COMM3220Gender and Communication COMM3240Environmental Communication COMM3500Digital Discourses in Media COMM3900Topics in Communication COMM4000Individual Study COMM4150Senior Seminar COMM4300Internship in Communication COMM4400Practicum in Information Services (Also ENGL4400)
    Course Descriptions
    COMM1100 Foundations of Public Speaking - 3 s.h.

    Foundations of Public Speaking focuses on practices in the speech processes of writing, delivery, listening, audience analysis, criticism, and performance of introductory, informative, persuasive, and mediated speeches. The course introduces foundations of academic research and provides students with the skillset to expand their critical thinking and speaking to meet the dynamic demands of public communication. The emphasis of the course is on learning through performance and application of communication principles and tools. In order for students to complete the foundation skills sequence, they must earn a grade of C or higher in this class. Prerequisite C or better in ENGL1100 or HONR1010. ELO1B Communications, GE1B Foundational Skills-Writing and Communication.

    COMM1130 Argumentation and Debate - 0-1 s.h.

    Study of the skills in persuasive argumentation. Examination of the processes of creating and delivering public arguments based on formal and contextual speaking parameters. This course emphasizes the practice of constructing sound arguments through academic research, critical thinking, and decision making.

    COMM2110 Intercultural Communication - 3 s.h.

    An examination of concepts that have application to communication across cultural boundaries, with emphasis on relating them to effective intercultural communication skGE3C Liberal Learning-Humanities. ELO4 Global Learning - World Citizenship, ELO4 Global Learning - Equality and Peace, GE3C Liberal Learning-Humanities. +This course is only offered every other year.

    COMM2220 Communication and Advocacy - 3 s.h.

    An examination of rhetorical and political communication theories and practices that are fundamental to social change advocacy. Students will become familiar with basic tools of organizing and advocating for social change, with hands-on application of various communication theories and approaches. +This course is only offered every other year.

    COMM2500 Introduction to Mass Media - 3 s.h.

    An examination of the various landmark theories, such as rhetorical, Marxist, and feminist to analyze popular culture, with an emphasis on the importance of communication in the production and consumption of culture. Students will study the development of culture by applying different theories or 'lenses' to cultural artifacts including music, movies, advertisements, clothing, etc. GE3C Liberal Learning-Humanities +This course is only offered every other year.

    COMM3000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
    COMM3130 Advanced Argumentation and Debate - 0-1 s.h.

    Study of the skills in persuasive argumentation. Examination of the processes of creating and delivering public arguments based on formal and contextual speaking parameters. This course emphasizes the practice of constructing sound arguments through academic research, critical thinking, and decision making. Members are expected to participate on a leadership level.

    COMM3140 Rhetorical Criticism and Persuasion - 3 s.h.

    An emphasis in learning theories, information processing theories, perception theories, components of persuasive appeals, and the ethics involved in persuasion. Further, students will examine the theories and persuasive appeals involved in communication campaigns and critique the success, or lack thereof, of multiple persuasive strategies. +This course is only offered every other year.

    COMM3210 Conflict Management and Dialogue (Also SOCI/PEAC3210) - 3 s.h.

    An examination of conflict theories and approaches, negotiation process, conflict ethics, and third party mediation. In this class, students will become familiar with the causes of conflict as well as ways strategies and tactics used in conflict management. Further, this class will explore the foundational theoretical concepts and models of dialogue in the context of conflict management. +This course is only offered every other year.

    COMM3220 Gender and Communication - 3 s.h.

    An exploration of sex, gender, and sexuality as they relate to the ways we communicate in personal, professional, and political contexts. Specific attention will be given to self-other relationships, how gendered identities affect interpersonal, cultural, and political interactions, where do individuals stand in terms of normative gender identities, and how those norms came to be. +This course is only offered every other year.

    COMM3240 Environmental Communication - 3 s.h.

    This course will extend scientific knowledge to understand how nature and the environment influence communication and society. Students will learn about significant environmental controversies, from toxic waste to climate change, to pro-environmental behaviors. Using a foundation of persuasion, the course focuses on social responsibility and the history of mediated communication within the context of environmental movements and human-made crises.

    COMM3500 Digital Discourses in Media - 3 s.h.

    An exploration of the emergence of new communication practices as well as their social, political, cultural, and economic impact in personal, community, cultural, social, institutional, and international life. Specific attention will be given to the ways social media influence and shape matters of ethics and privacy, how we see ourselves and others, how we interact formally and informally, and how we do business. ELO4 Global Learning - Innovation +This course is only offered every other year.

    COMM3900 Topics in Communication - 1-3 s.h.

    Advanced study in specific topics in communication, to be announced the semester before they are offered. May be repeated for credit as topics change.

    COMM4000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
    COMM4150 Senior Seminar - 3 s.h.

    Allows students to synthesize knowledge across the communication studies major through the exploration and presentation of original research. Offered every spring.

    COMM4300 Internship in Communication - 1-3 s.h.

    Off-campus practical experience in a communication related professional setting. Offers an opportunity for application of communication skills and knowledge in monitored individual learning setting related to student’s academic and career interests. Pass/fail only. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of six hours.

    COMM4400 Practicum in Information Services (Also ENGL4400) - 0-3 s.h.

    On-campus practical experience in college relations office, admissions office, media center or alumni relations office. Offers an opportunity for study in a monitored individual learning setting. Pass/fail only. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor and permission of the appropriate college official. Repeatable to a maximum of six hours.

  • Computer Science and Information Technology
    Courses Offered
    • CSIT1060Introduction to Web Programming
      CSIT1060 Introduction to Web Programming - 3 s.h.

      Basics of how the World Wide Web works and web site construction using HTML and CSS. Related technology skills will be covered.

    • CSIT1100Principles of Computing
      CSIT1100 Principles of Computing - 3 s.h.

      An introduction to the fundamentals of computer programming through extensive practice developing software in the Python language. Fundamental terminology and topics such as integrated development environments, variables, data types, control structures, functions, and objects will be covered. ELO4 Global Learning - Innovation

    • CSIT1200Data Structures
      CSIT1200 Data Structures - 3 s.h.

      Continuation of CSIT1100 with emphasis on more advanced programming that involve classic data structures such as arrays, dictionaries, linked lists, queues, stacks, and trees. Recursive techniques and efficiency considerations will also be covered. Prerequisite: CSIT1100.

    • CSIT1900Elementary Topics in Computing or Information Technology
      CSIT1900 Elementary Topics in Computing or Information Technology - 1-3 s.h.

      A study of selected elementary topics in computing or information technology that are not offered in the regular curriculum. May be repeated for credit when topics are different.

    • CSIT2000Individual Study
      CSIT2000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
    • CSIT2010Object Oriented Programming
      CSIT2010 Object Oriented Programming - 3 s.h.

      A study in the design and development of object-oriented programs in the Java language for those with basic programming skills. Project assignments will give students extensive practice in designing classes and extending class hierarchies in order to develop software solutions based on interacting objects. UML diagrams and unique features of the Java language will also be covered. Prerequisite: CSIT1100.

    • CSIT2100Intermediate Programming
      CSIT2100 Intermediate Programming - 1-3 s.h.

      Intermediate-level programming using a specific programming language, tool-set, methodology, or genre such as COBOL, C++, PHP, Ajax, debuggers, etc. May be repeated for credit if the content is different. Scheduled course title and transcript listing will include the programming language or topic; e.g. Intermediate Programming - C++. Prerequisite: CSIT1100.

    • CSIT2110Introduction to Geographic Information Sciences (also SUST2100)
      CSIT2110 Introduction to Geographic Information Sciences (also SUST2100) - 3 s.h.

      Students will learn theoretical and practical foundations related to geographic information systems and spatial analysis. Emphasis on teaching students to integrate and analyze spatial information from various sources. Includes a weekly laboratory section. Prerequisite: MATH1380.

    • CSIT2240Computer Hardware and Operating Systems
      CSIT2240 Computer Hardware and Operating Systems - 3 s.h.

      A study of the modern computer organization of computer systems at the discrete and operating system levels. Topics include the core components of hardware and operating systems such as processor organization, digital logic and circuitry, instruction processing mechanisms, process management, memory management, and virtualization. Prerequisite: CSIT1200.

    • CSIT2300Linux Operating Systems
      CSIT2300 Linux Operating Systems - 3 s.h.

      A study of various utility tools and script programming as well as system programming available in Linux systems. Students learn C programming language for system level programming and Unix/Linux shell script for system administration and maintenance. Course will require significant programming. Prerequisite: CSIT1200.

    • CSIT3000Individual Study
      CSIT3000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
    • CSIT3100Operating Systems and Networks
      CSIT3100 Operating Systems and Networks - 3 s.h.

      A study of operating systems and networking concepts such as multithreading, task management, storage management, local and wide area networks, TCP/IP (Internet protocols), security, and distributed systems. Prerequisite: CSIT1300 and CSIT2200. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • CSIT3120Computer Networks and Network Security
      CSIT3120 Computer Networks and Network Security - 3 s.h.

      A study of networking technologies and network security. Topics include networking concepts, the OSI model, packet structure, and communication protocols as well as core concept of information security such as encryption, malware, and software exploitation. Course will require significant programming. Prerequisite: CSIT2240 (Computer Hardware and Operating Systems).

    • CSIT3200Systems Analysis and Design
      CSIT3200 Systems Analysis and Design - 3 s.h.

      A study of current strategies and techniques to analyze and model information system requirements, covering managerial, behavioral, and technical components of the system’s analysis and design process. Object-oriented software design will be emphasized. Prerequisite: CSIT2010.

    • CSIT3300Database Concepts and SQL
      CSIT3300 Database Concepts and SQL - 3 s.h.

      A study of the concepts and structures required to implement a database system including the logical design and physical organization of the database. Emphasis is given to the design and development of database systems that includes understanding and applying entity-relationship models. Implementation of a database using SQL on a database system is included. Prerequisite: CSIT1100.

    • CSIT3400Programming Languages
      CSIT3400 Programming Languages - 3 s.h.

      A study of programming language concepts across a wide variety of computer languages such as scripting languages, object-oriented languages, functional languages, and web-programming languages. A survey of specific languages will be studied and programming projects in several of them will be done. Prerequisite: CSIT1200 +This course is only offered every other year.

    • CSIT3500Management of Information Systems
      CSIT3500 Management of Information Systems - 3 s.h.

      Study of the fundamentals of information technology and how they support and interact with business organizations. Emphasis is on building a broad, basic technology framework.

    • CSIT3600Electronic Commerce (also BUAD3600)
      CSIT3600 Electronic Commerce (also BUAD3600) - 3 s.h.

      Exploration of the technologies and business environment surrounding the emergence of electronic commerce. There will be both a technical and non-technical track option for students, however, all students will be introduced to technical skills for implementing an electronic commerce website. Offered Spring even years. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • CSIT3700Internship in Computing and Information Technology
      CSIT3700 Internship in Computing and Information Technology - 1-3 s.h.

      This internship allows students to work with professionals in career areas relating to computing and information technology. Student will play an active role in identifying internship opportunities and field sponsors. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 semesters hours. (Graded on Pass/ Fail basis.) Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent.

    • CSIT3710Internship in Data Science (also MATH3710)
      CSIT3710 Internship in Data Science (also MATH3710) - 3 s.h.

      Application of data science skills and methods to client projects. Students will interact with clients and prepare formal reports and presentations. (Graded on Pass/ Fail basis.) Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent.

    • CSIT3800Current Issues and Technologies
      CSIT3800 Current Issues and Technologies - 1-3 s.h.

      Exploration of an issue or technology that has emerged or exists in a state of change. Typically there will be a significant hands-on component to the course. Course title will include a subtitle; e.g. Current Issues and Technologies – Data Mining. May be repeated for credit when the subtitle is different.

    • CSIT3900Topics in Computer Science and Information Technology
      CSIT3900 Topics in Computer Science and Information Technology - 1-3 s.h.

      A study of selected topics in computer science and information technology. May be repeated for credit when the topics are different.

    • CSIT4000Individual Study
      CSIT4000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.

      Research-level study, especially one in which a conference presentation or published paper is the goal. Prerequisite: Instructor's consent.

    • CSIT4100Systems Development Project
      CSIT4100 Systems Development Project - 1-3 s.h.

      In-depth project in consultation with the sponsoring faculty member. Students will complete a project that requires design, interactivity and creativity. The project will include some technical aspects and complete documentation of the project is required. The project requires a formal presentation at completion. Prerequisite: Instructor's consent.

    • CSIT4200Machine Learning
      CSIT4200 Machine Learning - 3 s.h.

      A study of regression, kernels, support vector machines, clustering, Neural networks. Prerequisites: MATH3340, MATH2510, CSIT1200. (Students participating in the 4+1 Masters program in Data Science and Analytics should sign up for DSCI5370 Machine Learning.)

    CSIT1060Introduction to Web Programming CSIT1100Principles of Computing CSIT1200Data Structures CSIT1900Elementary Topics in Computing or Information Technology CSIT2000Individual Study CSIT2010Object Oriented Programming CSIT2100Intermediate Programming CSIT2110Introduction to Geographic Information Sciences (also SUST2100) CSIT2240Computer Hardware and Operating Systems CSIT2300Linux Operating Systems CSIT3000Individual Study CSIT3100Operating Systems and Networks CSIT3120Computer Networks and Network Security CSIT3200Systems Analysis and Design CSIT3300Database Concepts and SQL CSIT3400Programming Languages CSIT3500Management of Information Systems CSIT3600Electronic Commerce (also BUAD3600) CSIT3700Internship in Computing and Information Technology CSIT3710Internship in Data Science (also MATH3710) CSIT3800Current Issues and Technologies CSIT3900Topics in Computer Science and Information Technology CSIT4000Individual Study CSIT4100Systems Development Project CSIT4200Machine Learning
    Course Descriptions
    CSIT1060 Introduction to Web Programming - 3 s.h.

    Basics of how the World Wide Web works and web site construction using HTML and CSS. Related technology skills will be covered.

    CSIT1100 Principles of Computing - 3 s.h.

    An introduction to the fundamentals of computer programming through extensive practice developing software in the Python language. Fundamental terminology and topics such as integrated development environments, variables, data types, control structures, functions, and objects will be covered. ELO4 Global Learning - Innovation

    CSIT1200 Data Structures - 3 s.h.

    Continuation of CSIT1100 with emphasis on more advanced programming that involve classic data structures such as arrays, dictionaries, linked lists, queues, stacks, and trees. Recursive techniques and efficiency considerations will also be covered. Prerequisite: CSIT1100.

    CSIT1900 Elementary Topics in Computing or Information Technology - 1-3 s.h.

    A study of selected elementary topics in computing or information technology that are not offered in the regular curriculum. May be repeated for credit when topics are different.

    CSIT2000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
    CSIT2010 Object Oriented Programming - 3 s.h.

    A study in the design and development of object-oriented programs in the Java language for those with basic programming skills. Project assignments will give students extensive practice in designing classes and extending class hierarchies in order to develop software solutions based on interacting objects. UML diagrams and unique features of the Java language will also be covered. Prerequisite: CSIT1100.

    CSIT2100 Intermediate Programming - 1-3 s.h.

    Intermediate-level programming using a specific programming language, tool-set, methodology, or genre such as COBOL, C++, PHP, Ajax, debuggers, etc. May be repeated for credit if the content is different. Scheduled course title and transcript listing will include the programming language or topic; e.g. Intermediate Programming - C++. Prerequisite: CSIT1100.

    CSIT2110 Introduction to Geographic Information Sciences (also SUST2100) - 3 s.h.

    Students will learn theoretical and practical foundations related to geographic information systems and spatial analysis. Emphasis on teaching students to integrate and analyze spatial information from various sources. Includes a weekly laboratory section. Prerequisite: MATH1380.

    CSIT2240 Computer Hardware and Operating Systems - 3 s.h.

    A study of the modern computer organization of computer systems at the discrete and operating system levels. Topics include the core components of hardware and operating systems such as processor organization, digital logic and circuitry, instruction processing mechanisms, process management, memory management, and virtualization. Prerequisite: CSIT1200.

    CSIT2300 Linux Operating Systems - 3 s.h.

    A study of various utility tools and script programming as well as system programming available in Linux systems. Students learn C programming language for system level programming and Unix/Linux shell script for system administration and maintenance. Course will require significant programming. Prerequisite: CSIT1200.

    CSIT3000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
    CSIT3100 Operating Systems and Networks - 3 s.h.

    A study of operating systems and networking concepts such as multithreading, task management, storage management, local and wide area networks, TCP/IP (Internet protocols), security, and distributed systems. Prerequisite: CSIT1300 and CSIT2200. +This course is only offered every other year.

    CSIT3120 Computer Networks and Network Security - 3 s.h.

    A study of networking technologies and network security. Topics include networking concepts, the OSI model, packet structure, and communication protocols as well as core concept of information security such as encryption, malware, and software exploitation. Course will require significant programming. Prerequisite: CSIT2240 (Computer Hardware and Operating Systems).

    CSIT3200 Systems Analysis and Design - 3 s.h.

    A study of current strategies and techniques to analyze and model information system requirements, covering managerial, behavioral, and technical components of the system’s analysis and design process. Object-oriented software design will be emphasized. Prerequisite: CSIT2010.

    CSIT3300 Database Concepts and SQL - 3 s.h.

    A study of the concepts and structures required to implement a database system including the logical design and physical organization of the database. Emphasis is given to the design and development of database systems that includes understanding and applying entity-relationship models. Implementation of a database using SQL on a database system is included. Prerequisite: CSIT1100.

    CSIT3400 Programming Languages - 3 s.h.

    A study of programming language concepts across a wide variety of computer languages such as scripting languages, object-oriented languages, functional languages, and web-programming languages. A survey of specific languages will be studied and programming projects in several of them will be done. Prerequisite: CSIT1200 +This course is only offered every other year.

    CSIT3500 Management of Information Systems - 3 s.h.

    Study of the fundamentals of information technology and how they support and interact with business organizations. Emphasis is on building a broad, basic technology framework.

    CSIT3600 Electronic Commerce (also BUAD3600) - 3 s.h.

    Exploration of the technologies and business environment surrounding the emergence of electronic commerce. There will be both a technical and non-technical track option for students, however, all students will be introduced to technical skills for implementing an electronic commerce website. Offered Spring even years. +This course is only offered every other year.

    CSIT3700 Internship in Computing and Information Technology - 1-3 s.h.

    This internship allows students to work with professionals in career areas relating to computing and information technology. Student will play an active role in identifying internship opportunities and field sponsors. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 semesters hours. (Graded on Pass/ Fail basis.) Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent.

    CSIT3710 Internship in Data Science (also MATH3710) - 3 s.h.

    Application of data science skills and methods to client projects. Students will interact with clients and prepare formal reports and presentations. (Graded on Pass/ Fail basis.) Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent.

    CSIT3800 Current Issues and Technologies - 1-3 s.h.

    Exploration of an issue or technology that has emerged or exists in a state of change. Typically there will be a significant hands-on component to the course. Course title will include a subtitle; e.g. Current Issues and Technologies – Data Mining. May be repeated for credit when the subtitle is different.

    CSIT3900 Topics in Computer Science and Information Technology - 1-3 s.h.

    A study of selected topics in computer science and information technology. May be repeated for credit when the topics are different.

    CSIT4000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.

    Research-level study, especially one in which a conference presentation or published paper is the goal. Prerequisite: Instructor's consent.

    CSIT4100 Systems Development Project - 1-3 s.h.

    In-depth project in consultation with the sponsoring faculty member. Students will complete a project that requires design, interactivity and creativity. The project will include some technical aspects and complete documentation of the project is required. The project requires a formal presentation at completion. Prerequisite: Instructor's consent.

    CSIT4200 Machine Learning - 3 s.h.

    A study of regression, kernels, support vector machines, clustering, Neural networks. Prerequisites: MATH3340, MATH2510, CSIT1200. (Students participating in the 4+1 Masters program in Data Science and Analytics should sign up for DSCI5370 Machine Learning.)

  • Criminal Justice
    Courses Offered
    • CRMJ1200Introduction to Criminal Justice
      CRMJ1200 Introduction to Criminal Justice - 3 s.h.

      A survey of the structure and process of the criminal justice system, including the study of law enforcement, criminal courts, and correctional agencies. ELO5 Social Science - Peace, ELO5 Social Science - Equality and Peace

    • CRMJ1400Introduction to Forensic Psychology (also PSYC1400)
      CRMJ1400 Introduction to Forensic Psychology (also PSYC1400) - 3 s.h.

      Explores the differing, yet varied facets of the field of forensic psychology including landmark legal cases relevant to psychology, potential careers in forensic psychology, police psychology, expert testimony, forensic psychological assessment, psychopathy, homeland security, ethics, correctional psychology, and issues in working in the juvenile justice system.

    • CRMJ2100History of Terrorism (also HIST2100)
      CRMJ2100 History of Terrorism (also HIST2100) - 3 s.h.

      A survey of the concept of terrorism, from the French Revolution to present day. Students will critically interrogate the varied meanings of the term, the use of the term to delegitimize opponents, and the problematic nature of the concept of terrorism.

    • CRMJ2460Multicultural Policing (also SOCI2460)
      CRMJ2460 Multicultural Policing (also SOCI2460) - 3 s.h.

      This course focuses on the challenges present in policing multicultural settings. Issues pertaining to understanding diverse cultures and effective communication across cultures from the standpoint of law enforcement are explored in detail. Recommended prerequisite: CRMJ1200.

    • CRMJ3100Law and the Justice System
      CRMJ3100 Law and the Justice System - 3 s.h.

      An overview of Constitutional law that impacts the American justice system from arrest through trial, punishment to release. Key legal cases and precedents for policing, prosecution, sentencing, and corrections will be covered in depth. Prerequisite: CRMJ2400.

    • CRMJ3220Criminal Investigation
      CRMJ3220 Criminal Investigation - 3 s.h.

      This course is a comprehensive approach to the examination and treatment of physical evidence as it relates to the criminal justice system. Students will be involved in an interactive learning experience tied to the securing and preserving of crime scenes and maintaining the integrity of trace evidence for future court proceedings. Prerequisite: CRMJ1200.

    • CRMJ3240Terrorism and Homeland Security
      CRMJ3240 Terrorism and Homeland Security - 3 s.h.

      A theoretical and conceptual framework of how domestic and international terrorism arises and functions. Topics discussed will include theories of the world's best terrorist analysts, the historical background on the phenomenon of terrorism, the roots of contemporary conflicts, current conflicts shaping the world stage, emerging groups, and US Homeland Security organizations—including controversies surrounding human rights and protecting civil liberties.

    • CRMJ3351Community-Based Corrections (also SOCI3351)
      CRMJ3351 Community-Based Corrections (also SOCI3351) - 3 s.h.

      Study of the history and design of community-based correctional programs, including probation and parole. The nature and variety of community corrections programs are examined and analyzed. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • CRMJ3420Drugs in Society (also SOCI3420)
      CRMJ3420 Drugs in Society (also SOCI3420) - 3 s.h.

      This course provides students with an understanding of United States drug policy, its evolution and current status, and alternatives from throughout the world. Updated with the latest data and research, this course also presents expanded material on cannabis, hallucinogens, the illegal drug business, and global drug policy. This course will explore addiction from a psychological and physiological lens and introduce diversion strategies and restorative justice concepts.

    • CRMJ3500Criminal Law (also POLS3500)
      CRMJ3500 Criminal Law (also POLS3500) - 3 s.h.

      Survey of the history, scope, and nature of criminal law in the United States. Includes study of the legal process and rules of evidence.

    • CRMJ3520Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice (also SOCI3520)
      CRMJ3520 Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice (also SOCI3520) - 3 s.h.

      Includes an examination of the nature, extent, and patterns of juvenile delinquency, evaluation of theories and causal explanations of delinquency and investigation of delinquent subcultures, as well as an examination of legal processing and treatment programs for young offenders. PREREQUISITE: SOCI1300 Introduction to Sociology. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • CRMJ3900Advanced Topics in Criminal Justice
      CRMJ3900 Advanced Topics in Criminal Justice - 3 s.h.

      An in-depth study of topics from the fields of criminal justice, law enforcement, or corrections. Courses may be repeated as topics vary. Prerequisites: CRMJ2400.cr

    • CRMJ4700Criminal Justice Internship
      CRMJ4700 Criminal Justice Internship - 1-3 s.h.

      An intensive internship program in appropriate agencies or departments directly related to criminal justice, law enforcement, or corrections. Placements will be supervised by department faculty and developed in conjunction with the interests of the student. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.) Prerequisites: CRMJ2400, minimum 3 s.h. upper division Criminal Justice course, major in Criminal Justice, junior/senior status, a minimum GPA of 2.75 or better in the major, and instructor's consent.

    CRMJ1200Introduction to Criminal Justice CRMJ1400Introduction to Forensic Psychology (also PSYC1400) CRMJ2100History of Terrorism (also HIST2100) CRMJ2460Multicultural Policing (also SOCI2460) CRMJ3100Law and the Justice System CRMJ3220Criminal Investigation CRMJ3240Terrorism and Homeland Security CRMJ3351Community-Based Corrections (also SOCI3351) CRMJ3420Drugs in Society (also SOCI3420) CRMJ3500Criminal Law (also POLS3500) CRMJ3520Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice (also SOCI3520) CRMJ3900Advanced Topics in Criminal Justice CRMJ4700Criminal Justice Internship
    Course Descriptions
    CRMJ1200 Introduction to Criminal Justice - 3 s.h.

    A survey of the structure and process of the criminal justice system, including the study of law enforcement, criminal courts, and correctional agencies. ELO5 Social Science - Peace, ELO5 Social Science - Equality and Peace

    CRMJ1400 Introduction to Forensic Psychology (also PSYC1400) - 3 s.h.

    Explores the differing, yet varied facets of the field of forensic psychology including landmark legal cases relevant to psychology, potential careers in forensic psychology, police psychology, expert testimony, forensic psychological assessment, psychopathy, homeland security, ethics, correctional psychology, and issues in working in the juvenile justice system.

    CRMJ2100 History of Terrorism (also HIST2100) - 3 s.h.

    A survey of the concept of terrorism, from the French Revolution to present day. Students will critically interrogate the varied meanings of the term, the use of the term to delegitimize opponents, and the problematic nature of the concept of terrorism.

    CRMJ2460 Multicultural Policing (also SOCI2460) - 3 s.h.

    This course focuses on the challenges present in policing multicultural settings. Issues pertaining to understanding diverse cultures and effective communication across cultures from the standpoint of law enforcement are explored in detail. Recommended prerequisite: CRMJ1200.

    CRMJ3100 Law and the Justice System - 3 s.h.

    An overview of Constitutional law that impacts the American justice system from arrest through trial, punishment to release. Key legal cases and precedents for policing, prosecution, sentencing, and corrections will be covered in depth. Prerequisite: CRMJ2400.

    CRMJ3220 Criminal Investigation - 3 s.h.

    This course is a comprehensive approach to the examination and treatment of physical evidence as it relates to the criminal justice system. Students will be involved in an interactive learning experience tied to the securing and preserving of crime scenes and maintaining the integrity of trace evidence for future court proceedings. Prerequisite: CRMJ1200.

    CRMJ3240 Terrorism and Homeland Security - 3 s.h.

    A theoretical and conceptual framework of how domestic and international terrorism arises and functions. Topics discussed will include theories of the world's best terrorist analysts, the historical background on the phenomenon of terrorism, the roots of contemporary conflicts, current conflicts shaping the world stage, emerging groups, and US Homeland Security organizations—including controversies surrounding human rights and protecting civil liberties.

    CRMJ3351 Community-Based Corrections (also SOCI3351) - 3 s.h.

    Study of the history and design of community-based correctional programs, including probation and parole. The nature and variety of community corrections programs are examined and analyzed. +This course is only offered every other year.

    CRMJ3420 Drugs in Society (also SOCI3420) - 3 s.h.

    This course provides students with an understanding of United States drug policy, its evolution and current status, and alternatives from throughout the world. Updated with the latest data and research, this course also presents expanded material on cannabis, hallucinogens, the illegal drug business, and global drug policy. This course will explore addiction from a psychological and physiological lens and introduce diversion strategies and restorative justice concepts.

    CRMJ3500 Criminal Law (also POLS3500) - 3 s.h.

    Survey of the history, scope, and nature of criminal law in the United States. Includes study of the legal process and rules of evidence.

    CRMJ3520 Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice (also SOCI3520) - 3 s.h.

    Includes an examination of the nature, extent, and patterns of juvenile delinquency, evaluation of theories and causal explanations of delinquency and investigation of delinquent subcultures, as well as an examination of legal processing and treatment programs for young offenders. PREREQUISITE: SOCI1300 Introduction to Sociology. +This course is only offered every other year.

    CRMJ3900 Advanced Topics in Criminal Justice - 3 s.h.

    An in-depth study of topics from the fields of criminal justice, law enforcement, or corrections. Courses may be repeated as topics vary. Prerequisites: CRMJ2400.cr

    CRMJ4700 Criminal Justice Internship - 1-3 s.h.

    An intensive internship program in appropriate agencies or departments directly related to criminal justice, law enforcement, or corrections. Placements will be supervised by department faculty and developed in conjunction with the interests of the student. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.) Prerequisites: CRMJ2400, minimum 3 s.h. upper division Criminal Justice course, major in Criminal Justice, junior/senior status, a minimum GPA of 2.75 or better in the major, and instructor's consent.

  • Data Science
    Courses Offered
    • DSCI1500Beginning Data Science and Data Analytics
      DSCI1500 Beginning Data Science and Data Analytics - 3 s.h.

      Introduction to the basic methods of analysis in Data Science and Data Analytics. This course introduces students to the basic statistical methods, coding applications, problem solving, and data integrity issues common to the field.

    • DSCI4300Introduction to Data Science
      DSCI4300 Introduction to Data Science - 3 s.h.

      An introduction to the methods of data science through a combination of computational exploration, visualization, and theory. Students will learn scientific computing basics, topics in numerical linear algebra, mathematical probability, statistics, and social and political issues raised by data science. Prerequisites: Prior courses in statistics, calculus and basic programming. (Students participating in the 4+1 Masters program in Data Science and Analytics should sign up for DSCI5300 Introduction to Data Science.)

    • DSCI4320Practical Applications of Data Science
      DSCI4320 Practical Applications of Data Science - 3 s.h.

      Exploratory data analysis is introduced along with fundamental considerations for data analysis on real data sets. Classical models and techniques for classification are included. Methods of data visualization are introduced. Prerequisites: CSIT4200 (Students participating in the 4+1 Masters program in Data Science and Analytics should sign up for DSCI5320 Practical Application of Data Science.)

    • DSCI4330Extracting and Transforming Data
      DSCI4330 Extracting and Transforming Data - 3 s.h.

      Students will learn skills of data acquisition, methods of data cleaning, imputing data, data storage and other important issues required to producing useable data sets. Codebooks, data standards, and markdown files will be introduced as well as the concept of the data lake. Prerequisites: DSCI4300. (Students participating in the 4+1 Masters program in Data Science and Analytics should sign up for DSCI5330 Extracting and Transforming Data.)

    • DSCI4700Capstone for Data Analytics Certificates
      DSCI4700 Capstone for Data Analytics Certificates - 3 s.h.

      The course covers the basic aspects of a complete data analytics project. Students will use data sets obtained from community partners. Students will work in teams with each team producing a problem definition in conjunction with the client, conducting the proposed analysis directed at providing insight into the problem, and disseminating the results of the analysis in written and oral form.

    DSCI1500Beginning Data Science and Data Analytics DSCI4300Introduction to Data Science DSCI4320Practical Applications of Data Science DSCI4330Extracting and Transforming Data DSCI4700Capstone for Data Analytics Certificates
    Course Descriptions
    DSCI1500 Beginning Data Science and Data Analytics - 3 s.h.

    Introduction to the basic methods of analysis in Data Science and Data Analytics. This course introduces students to the basic statistical methods, coding applications, problem solving, and data integrity issues common to the field.

    DSCI4300 Introduction to Data Science - 3 s.h.

    An introduction to the methods of data science through a combination of computational exploration, visualization, and theory. Students will learn scientific computing basics, topics in numerical linear algebra, mathematical probability, statistics, and social and political issues raised by data science. Prerequisites: Prior courses in statistics, calculus and basic programming. (Students participating in the 4+1 Masters program in Data Science and Analytics should sign up for DSCI5300 Introduction to Data Science.)

    DSCI4320 Practical Applications of Data Science - 3 s.h.

    Exploratory data analysis is introduced along with fundamental considerations for data analysis on real data sets. Classical models and techniques for classification are included. Methods of data visualization are introduced. Prerequisites: CSIT4200 (Students participating in the 4+1 Masters program in Data Science and Analytics should sign up for DSCI5320 Practical Application of Data Science.)

    DSCI4330 Extracting and Transforming Data - 3 s.h.

    Students will learn skills of data acquisition, methods of data cleaning, imputing data, data storage and other important issues required to producing useable data sets. Codebooks, data standards, and markdown files will be introduced as well as the concept of the data lake. Prerequisites: DSCI4300. (Students participating in the 4+1 Masters program in Data Science and Analytics should sign up for DSCI5330 Extracting and Transforming Data.)

    DSCI4700 Capstone for Data Analytics Certificates - 3 s.h.

    The course covers the basic aspects of a complete data analytics project. Students will use data sets obtained from community partners. Students will work in teams with each team producing a problem definition in conjunction with the client, conducting the proposed analysis directed at providing insight into the problem, and disseminating the results of the analysis in written and oral form.

  • Economics
    Courses Offered
    • ECON1300Principles of Macroeconomics
      ECON1300 Principles of Macroeconomics - 3 s.h.

      Analysis of the fundamental principles of the American economic system, centering on price, national income, international trade and finance, fiscal policy, monetary policy, money, and banking. Prerequisite: 1 year high school algebra; geometry recommended. ELO5 Social Science - World Citizenship, ELO5 Social Science - Innovation

    • ECON1320Principles of Microeconomics
      ECON1320 Principles of Microeconomics - 3 s.h.

      Analysis of the fundamental principles of the American economic system, centering on price, production, market structures, and a survey of contemporary economic problems, e.g. sustainability. ELO5 Social Science - Sustainability

    • ECON2000Individual Study
      ECON2000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
    • ECON2100Introductory Economic Data Analysis
      ECON2100 Introductory Economic Data Analysis - 3 s.h.

      An introduction to economic data and statistical techniques commonly applied in business settings. Topics include understanding the basics of data interpretation, manipulation, and visualization. Students will learn how to carry out and interpret basic linear regression and other methods of statistical analysis in Excel.

    • ECON3000Individual Study
      ECON3000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
    • ECON3200Public Finance
      ECON3200 Public Finance - 3 s.h.

      An examination of the taxation policies and expenditure programs of the public sector. Related topics include public goods, income distribution, and public choice theory. Prerequisite: ECON1320. ELO5 Social Science - Equality, ELO5 Social Science - Equality and Peace. Offered odd years Spring. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • ECON3220Economics of Sports
      ECON3220 Economics of Sports - 3 s.h.

      An application of economic theory to the business of sports. Areas include labor economics, public finance, and the theory of the firm. Prerequisite: ECON1320 and either two MATH courses or MATH1360.

    • ECON3280Economic Development (also GEOG3280)
      ECON3280 Economic Development (also GEOG3280) - 3 s.h.

      A survey of various analytic approaches to the problem of economic development in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, and an examination of their significant policy problems. ELO5 Social Science - Innovation

    • ECON3320Money and Banking
      ECON3320 Money and Banking - 3 s.h.

      A study of monetary institutions, monetary theory and policy implications, and the principles of our banking system. Prerequisite: ECON1320. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • ECON3350Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
      ECON3350 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory - 3 s.h.

      A study of contemporary consumption, production, pricing resource allocation, and distribution theory. Prerequisite: ECON1320.

    • ECON3360Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
      ECON3360 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory - 3 s.h.

      A study of national income determination theory and stabilization policies. Prerequisite: ECON1320.

    • ECON3430Managerial Economics
      ECON3430 Managerial Economics - 3 s.h.

      Considers the business enterprise as an economic and social institution. Particular attention is given to the theory of the firm and the application of the theory in problem-solving. Prerequisites: MATH1360 and ECON3350. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • ECON3440International Economics
      ECON3440 International Economics - 3 s.h.

      Theories of international trade, foreign exchange markets, resource movements and international economic policies. Prerequisite: ECON1300. ELO4 Global Learning - World Citizenship, ELO4 Global Learning - Equality and Peace +This course is only offered every other year.

    • ECON3900Topics in Economics
      ECON3900 Topics in Economics - 1-3 s.h.

      Study of selected topics from areas in economics such as industrial, agricultural, governmental, and historical economics. Topics are announced prior to each semester they are offered. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

    • ECON4000Individual Study
      ECON4000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
    • ECON4100Investment Analysis (also BUAD4100)
      ECON4100 Investment Analysis (also BUAD4100) - 3 s.h.

      A study of the fundamental principles underlying the analysis of investments. Prerequisites: ACCT2320, BUAD3380, and ECON1320. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • ECON4110Internship in Economics
      ECON4110 Internship in Economics - 1-3 s.h.

      An internship that allows students to work with professionals who are in career areas relating to the field of economics. The student will play an active role in identifying potential field sponsors. Repeatable to a maximum of 12 hours. (Graded on a Pass/ Fail basis.) Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent.

    • ECON4300Research Seminar
      ECON4300 Research Seminar - 3 s.h.

      Students investigate theoretical and applied topics and present their findings. Prerequisites: ECON3350, ECON3360.

    ECON1300Principles of Macroeconomics ECON1320Principles of Microeconomics ECON2000Individual Study ECON2100Introductory Economic Data Analysis ECON3000Individual Study ECON3200Public Finance ECON3220Economics of Sports ECON3280Economic Development (also GEOG3280) ECON3320Money and Banking ECON3350Intermediate Microeconomic Theory ECON3360Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory ECON3430Managerial Economics ECON3440International Economics ECON3900Topics in Economics ECON4000Individual Study ECON4100Investment Analysis (also BUAD4100) ECON4110Internship in Economics ECON4300Research Seminar
    Course Descriptions
    ECON1300 Principles of Macroeconomics - 3 s.h.

    Analysis of the fundamental principles of the American economic system, centering on price, national income, international trade and finance, fiscal policy, monetary policy, money, and banking. Prerequisite: 1 year high school algebra; geometry recommended. ELO5 Social Science - World Citizenship, ELO5 Social Science - Innovation

    ECON1320 Principles of Microeconomics - 3 s.h.

    Analysis of the fundamental principles of the American economic system, centering on price, production, market structures, and a survey of contemporary economic problems, e.g. sustainability. ELO5 Social Science - Sustainability

    ECON2000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
    ECON2100 Introductory Economic Data Analysis - 3 s.h.

    An introduction to economic data and statistical techniques commonly applied in business settings. Topics include understanding the basics of data interpretation, manipulation, and visualization. Students will learn how to carry out and interpret basic linear regression and other methods of statistical analysis in Excel.

    ECON3000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
    ECON3200 Public Finance - 3 s.h.

    An examination of the taxation policies and expenditure programs of the public sector. Related topics include public goods, income distribution, and public choice theory. Prerequisite: ECON1320. ELO5 Social Science - Equality, ELO5 Social Science - Equality and Peace. Offered odd years Spring. +This course is only offered every other year.

    ECON3220 Economics of Sports - 3 s.h.

    An application of economic theory to the business of sports. Areas include labor economics, public finance, and the theory of the firm. Prerequisite: ECON1320 and either two MATH courses or MATH1360.

    ECON3280 Economic Development (also GEOG3280) - 3 s.h.

    A survey of various analytic approaches to the problem of economic development in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, and an examination of their significant policy problems. ELO5 Social Science - Innovation

    ECON3320 Money and Banking - 3 s.h.

    A study of monetary institutions, monetary theory and policy implications, and the principles of our banking system. Prerequisite: ECON1320. +This course is only offered every other year.

    ECON3350 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory - 3 s.h.

    A study of contemporary consumption, production, pricing resource allocation, and distribution theory. Prerequisite: ECON1320.

    ECON3360 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory - 3 s.h.

    A study of national income determination theory and stabilization policies. Prerequisite: ECON1320.

    ECON3430 Managerial Economics - 3 s.h.

    Considers the business enterprise as an economic and social institution. Particular attention is given to the theory of the firm and the application of the theory in problem-solving. Prerequisites: MATH1360 and ECON3350. +This course is only offered every other year.

    ECON3440 International Economics - 3 s.h.

    Theories of international trade, foreign exchange markets, resource movements and international economic policies. Prerequisite: ECON1300. ELO4 Global Learning - World Citizenship, ELO4 Global Learning - Equality and Peace +This course is only offered every other year.

    ECON3900 Topics in Economics - 1-3 s.h.

    Study of selected topics from areas in economics such as industrial, agricultural, governmental, and historical economics. Topics are announced prior to each semester they are offered. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

    ECON4000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
    ECON4100 Investment Analysis (also BUAD4100) - 3 s.h.

    A study of the fundamental principles underlying the analysis of investments. Prerequisites: ACCT2320, BUAD3380, and ECON1320. +This course is only offered every other year.

    ECON4110 Internship in Economics - 1-3 s.h.

    An internship that allows students to work with professionals who are in career areas relating to the field of economics. The student will play an active role in identifying potential field sponsors. Repeatable to a maximum of 12 hours. (Graded on a Pass/ Fail basis.) Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent.

    ECON4300 Research Seminar - 3 s.h.

    Students investigate theoretical and applied topics and present their findings. Prerequisites: ECON3350, ECON3360.

  • Education (Undergraduate)
    Courses Offered
    • EDUC1300Introduction to Education
      EDUC1300 Introduction to Education - 3 s.h.

      Emphasis is upon social, historical, and philosophical foundations of education; ethics; reflection; and professional development. Includes a series of observation and teaching activities in a variety of P-12 classroom settings monitored by licensed professional educators as well as university faculty. Students must earn a grade of C or higher in this class for admittance into Teacher Education and to enroll in junior-level education classes. (Additional background check fee required.)

    • EDUC1410Clinical Experience Lab
      EDUC1410 Clinical Experience Lab - 1 s.h.

      A robust series of well-sequenced early clinical field experiences that connect to and integrate the content of EDUC1400. Students will observe and participate in teaching activities in a variety of P-12 classroom settings monitored by licensed professional educators as well as university faculty. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

    • EDUC2000Individual Study
      EDUC2000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
    • EDUC2100Technology Applications in Education
      EDUC2100 Technology Applications in Education - 3 s.h.

      A hands-on course with a focus on the effective and appropriate use of technologies commonly used in the professional world and the field of education. This includes use of office applications, developing and working with multimedia such as video, podcasts, and professional audio recording, creating web pages, using cutting edge social media communications tools for marketing and communication, and extensive use of still and video cameras, audio recording tools, smart boards and tablet technologies. ELO4 Global Learning - Innovation.

    • EDUC2120Human Relations
      EDUC2120 Human Relations - 3 s.h.

      Analysis of various societal subgroups and how such groups recognize and deal with dehumanizing biases. Students learn to relate effectively to various groups to foster understanding and respect for equity, diversity, and inclusion. Emphasis on self-awareness in human relations issues and how this awareness can be translated into positive relationships. Introduction to ethnographic analysis and pedagogical, curricular, and social considerations involved in working with and educating various societal subgroups. ELO3 Ethical Thinking and Action - Equality, ELO3 Ethical Thinking and Action - Equality and Peace, GE3E Liberal Learning-Social Sciences

    • EDUC2160Early Literacy, Language Acquisition, and Collaboration
      EDUC2160 Early Literacy, Language Acquisition, and Collaboration - 3 s.h.

      Study of the psychological, socio-cultural, and linguistic foundations of reading and writing processes and instruction. Apply knowledge of language development, reading acquisition (birth through third grade), and the variations related to culture and linguistic diversity to provide effective instruction in reading and writing. Acquire knowledge of the unique needs and backgrounds of students with language differences and delays and uses effective strategies for facilitating the learning of standard English by all learners.  A study of methods and strategies for working with parents, support services personnel, regular classroom teachers, paraprofessionals, and other individuals involved in an education setting.

    • EDUC2300Children’s and Adolescent Literature in Elementary Education
      EDUC2300 Children’s and Adolescent Literature in Elementary Education - 3 s.h.

      A survey of literature for children. Prepare to use knowledge of children’s literature for modeling the reading and writing of varied genres, fiction and nonfiction, technology- and media-based information, and non-print materials; for motivating through the use of texts at multiple levels, representing broad interests, and reflecting varied cultures, linguistic backgrounds, and perspectives; and for matching text complexities to the proficiencies and needs of readers. Includes a brief survey of literature for the adolescent. Does not apply toward literature for general education.

    • EDUC2420Teacher Education Entry Workshop
      EDUC2420 Teacher Education Entry Workshop - 0.0 s.h.

      Acquire information pertaining to teacher education requirements and candidate responsibilities for the program assessment system. Take the GSOE entrance assessment, PRAXIS II preparation plan, among other requirements for program participation. Required for all transfer students during their first semester or term at Graceland. (Additional E-Portfolio fee required. Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

    • EDUC2450Pre-service Teacher Education Seminar
      EDUC2450 Pre-service Teacher Education Seminar

      Acquire the requisite knowledge and skills that will promote successful utilization of common educational resources in the classroom. Prerequisite: EDUC2420. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

    • EDUC2500Teaching PK/Elementary Physical Education, Health/Wellness, Visual and Performance Arts
      EDUC2500 Teaching PK/Elementary Physical Education, Health/Wellness, Visual and Performance Arts - 1-3 s.h.

      Development of skills and abilities related to learning physical education, health/wellness, visual and performance arts methods for teaching in the preschool and elementary classroom.

    • EDUC3000Individual Study
      EDUC3000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
    • EDUC3200Introduction to Mild/Moderate Disabilities K-12
      EDUC3200 Introduction to Mild/Moderate Disabilities K-12 - 3 s.h.

      Understand the general developmental, academic, social, career, and functional characteristics of individuals with mild and moderate disabilities. Examine educational alternatives and related services, including the role of the multidisciplinary team in studying etiologies of disabilities and providing appropriate educational programming. Prerequisites: EDUC1300. Co- or prerequisites: EDUC3580.

    • EDUC3220K–8 Methods and Strategies for Mild/Moderate Special Education
      EDUC3220 K–8 Methods and Strategies for Mild/Moderate Special Education - 3 s.h.

      Learn to facilitate instructional methodologies for elementary-level learners with exceptional needs, including learning, behavioral, emotional, mental, and language disabilities in a mild/moderate setting. Prepare to plan individual educational programs and to implement curricula for the development of cognitive, academic, language, and functional life skills. Address remedial methods and techniques, including alternative methods for teaching skills and strategies, as well as appropriate assistive technology. One semester hour of this course is a supervised field experience. Prerequisites: EDUC3200, EDUC3580.

    • EDUC32305-12 Methods and Strategies for Mild/Moderate Special Education
      EDUC3230 5-12 Methods and Strategies for Mild/Moderate Special Education - 3 s.h.

      Learn to facilitate instructional methodologies for secondary-level learners with exceptional needs, including learning, behavior, emotional, mental, and language disabilities in a mild/moderate setting. Prepare to plan individual educational programs and to implement curricula for the development of cognitive, academic, language, and functional life skills. Address remedial methods and techniques, including alternative methods for teaching skills and strategies, as well as appropriate assistive technology. One semester hour of this course is a supervised field experience. Prerequisites: EDUC3200, EDUC3580.

    • EDUC3261Transition Programming and Collaboration
      EDUC3261 Transition Programming and Collaboration - 3 s.h.

      An introduction to organizing and implementing career-vocational programs for secondary students with mild disabilities. A study of methods and strategies for working with parents, support services personnel, regular classroom teachers, paraprofessionals, and other individuals involved in an education setting.  Prerequisites: EDUC3580

    • EDUC3280Middle School Practicum
      EDUC3280 Middle School Practicum - 1-2 s.h.

      A two-week practicum in a middle school classroom. Prerequisites: EDUC3560. Admittance into Teacher Education required. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis).

    • EDUC3290Early Childhood Practicum
      EDUC3290 Early Childhood Practicum - 1-2.5 s.h.

      A pre-student teaching practicum of at least 100 clock hours. Work with three age levels: (1) infant and toddler, (2) preprimary, and (3) primary students in two different settings such as rural and urban, and encompassing differing socioeconomic status, ability levels, cultural and linguistic diversity and program types and sponsorship. Prerequisites: EDUC3200, EDUC3310. Admittance into Teacher Education required. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

    • EDUC3300Foundations of Literacy Instruction
      EDUC3300 Foundations of Literacy Instruction - 3 s.h.

      Study a range of research pertaining to reading, writing, and learning, including scientifically-based reading research, and knowledge of histories of reading. Examine major components of reading. Use a variety of assessment strategies to identify reading proficiencies and evaluating needs for planning and instruction and communicating results of assessments. Match text complexities to the proficiencies and needs of readers. Use knowledge of a range of research-based strategies and instructional technology for designing and delivering effective instruction across the curriculum, for grouping students, and for selecting materials appropriate for learners at various stages of reading and writing development and from varied cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Prerequisite EDUC1300.

    • EDUC3310Early Childhood Education (Pre-primary/Kindergarten)
      EDUC3310 Early Childhood Education (Pre-primary/Kindergarten) - 3 s.h.

      Focuses on the development and the implementation of integrated learning experiences for typical and atypical preprimary and kindergarten children with focus on multicultural and nonsexist content that includes, aesthetic, physical, cognitive, social and emotional development and developmentally appropriate adaptations for children at risk or have exceptional needs. Co-requisite: EDUC3620. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • EDUC3330K-6 Reading Practicum
      EDUC3330 K-6 Reading Practicum - 1-3 s.h.

      A three-week practicum in elementary school literacy programs for struggling students. Work with a licensed professional who observes, evaluates, and provides feedback on knowledge, dispositions, and performance of the teaching of reading and writing. Effectively use reading and writing strategies, materials, and assessments based upon appropriate reading and writing research and work with colleagues and families in the support of reading and writing development. Pre or Corequisite: EDUC3390. Admittance into Teacher Education required. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

    • EDUC33407-12 Reading Practicum
      EDUC3340 7-12 Reading Practicum - 1-6 s.h.

      A three-week practicum in middle or high school literacy programs for struggling students. Work with a licensed professional who observes, evaluates, and provides feedback on knowledge, dispositions, and performance of the teaching of reading and writing. Effectively use reading and writing strategies, materials, and assessments based upon appropriate reading and writing research and work with colleagues and families in the support of reading and writing development. Pre or Corequisite: EDUC3390. Admittance into Teacher Education required. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

    • EDUC3350Behavior Management for Mild/Moderate Disabilities
      EDUC3350 Behavior Management for Mild/Moderate Disabilities - 3 s.h.

      Preparation in behavior management theories, methods, and techniques for K-12 students with mild/moderate learning, behavior, emotional, mental, and language disabilities. Address use of diagnostic instruments and non-aversive techniques for controlling targeted behaviors and attention deficits. Prepare to design, implement, and evaluate instructional programs that enhance an individual’s social participation in family, school, and community activities.

    • EDUC3390Analysis and Correction of Reading Disabilities
      EDUC3390 Analysis and Correction of Reading Disabilities - 3 s.h.

      Use knowledge of assessment instruments, procedures, and practices for the identification of students’ reading proficiencies and needs, for planning and revising instruction for all students as well as those with reading difficulties. Examine policies and procedures related to special programs, including Title I. Use knowledge of a range of research-based strategies and instructional technology for designing and delivering effective instruction and for selecting materials appropriate for learners at various stages of reading and writing development and from varied cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Prerequisites: EDUC3300.

    • EDUC3450K–6 Mild/Moderate Special Education Practicum
      EDUC3450 K–6 Mild/Moderate Special Education Practicum - 1-2 s.h.

      A two-week practicum in Mild/Moderate Special Education Programs in elementary schools. Prerequisites: EDUC3200, EDUC3220. Admittance into Teacher Education required. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

    • EDUC3470Collaborative Consultation
      EDUC3470 Collaborative Consultation - 3 s.h.

      A study of methods and strategies for working with parents, support services personnel, regular classroom teachers, paraprofessionals, and other individuals involved in an education setting.

    • EDUC3475Social Studies Methods and Content Reading Strategies
      EDUC3475 Social Studies Methods and Content Reading Strategies - 3 s.h.

      Best-practice, research-based instructional methods for teaching social studies in an elementary classroom including citizenship, history, geography, civic literacy, and economics. Strategies for integrating content reading strategies, technology and classroom management with social studies are incorporated. Prerequisite: Admittance into Teacher Education, unless part of an approved Interdisciplinary Studies Program.

    • EDUC3481Language Arts, Reading, and Writing
      EDUC3481 Language Arts, Reading, and Writing - 3 s.h.

      Curriculum and strategies for instructing language arts, reading, and writing in the elementary school. Use knowledge and assessment of reading-writing-speaking connections, listening and viewing, the writing process, the stages of spelling development, writing genres and the connections between oral and written language development to effectively teach writing as communication and integrating within the content areas. Technology and classroom management as it applies to literacy methods is included. Prerequisite: Admittance into Teacher Education, unless part of an approved Interdisciplinary Studies Program. Co-requisite: EDUC3540.

    • EDUC3511Science Methods for Elementary Educators
      EDUC3511 Science Methods for Elementary Educators - 3 s.h.

      An introduction to best-practice, research-based methods of inquiry-based teaching and learning of science. Curriculum and strategies introduced for instructing in the areas of physical, earth/space, and life science. Integration of content reading strategies, technology and classroom management as it applies to science methods included. Prerequisite: EDUC1300, admittance into Teacher Education, unless part of an approved Interdisciplinary Studies Program.

    • EDUC3520General Secondary Methods and Content Reading
      EDUC3520 General Secondary Methods and Content Reading - 3 s.h.

      Study of theory and research related to content area reading in the secondary school. Apply techniques for evaluating textbooks, assessing achievement, improving comprehension and critical thinking, enhancing study skills, and developing vocabulary. Prerequisite: Admittance into Teacher Education, unless part of an approved Liberal Studies Program, EDUC3590.

    • EDUC3530Math Methods for Elementary Educators
      EDUC3530 Math Methods for Elementary Educators - 3 s.h.

      An introduction to best-practice, research-based methods of teaching and learning mathematical processes to include problem solving, reasoning, communication, making connections and representations to the real life experiences for student learning. Curriculum, instruction, assessment, diagnosis and evaluation strategies introduced in the areas of numbers/operations, algebra, geometry, measurement, data analysis, and probability. Integration of content reading strategies, technology and classroom management as it applies to math methods included. Prerequisites: Admittance into Teacher Education, unless part of an approved Interdisciplinary Studies Program. Co-requisite: EDUC3540.

    • EDUC3540Elementary Education Methods Lab
      EDUC3540 Elementary Education Methods Lab - 1 s.h.

      Students apply curriculum planning and instructional strategies for teaching literacy and mathematics in a pre-student teaching clinical experience. Students are placed in two different grade levels to include one primary and one intermediate placement. Prerequisite: Admittance into Teacher Education, unless part of an approved Interdisciplinary Studies Program. Co-requisite: EDUC3530, 3481.

    • EDUC3542Secondary Education Methods Lab
      EDUC3542 Secondary Education Methods Lab - 1 s.h.

      Students apply curriculum planning and instructional strategies within their specified content in a pre-student teaching clinical experience. Students are placed in a content specific classroom to gain experience with classroom instruction. Prerequisite: Admittance into Teacher Education, unless part of an approved Interdisciplinary Studies Program. Co-requisite: EDUC3520.

    • EDUC35507–12 Mild/Moderate Special Education Practicum
      EDUC3550 7–12 Mild/Moderate Special Education Practicum - 1-2 s.h.

      A two-week practicum in Mild/Moderate Special Education Programs in secondary schools. Prerequisites: EDUC3200, EDUC3230. Admittance into Teacher Education required. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

    • EDUC3580Education of Exceptional Child and Adult
      EDUC3580 Education of Exceptional Child and Adult - 3 s.h.

      Examine the philosophical, historical and legal bases for special education, including the definitions and etiologies of individuals with disabilities and exceptional learning needs. Study gifted individuals and those with exceptional needs from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Prerequisites: EDUC1300.