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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 and either BUAD1420 or MATH1510.

    • 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.

    • ACCT3200Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting
      ACCT3200 Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting - 3 s.h.

      A study of accounting and financial reporting principles for state and local governments, hospitals, colleges and universities, and other nonprofit entities. Prerequisite: ACCT2310 Financial Accounting. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • 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.

    • ACCT3240Global Issues in Accounting
      ACCT3240 Global Issues in Accounting - 3 s.h.

      Addresses the professional challenges, the social contexts of the accounting discipline, and specific discipline based global issues. This course also introduces the impact of Artificial intelligence, Blockchain, Cloud computing and Data analytics on global accounting. Prerequisites: ACCT2310 and ACCT2320.

    • 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.

    • 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).

    • ACCT4200Seminar in Accounting
      ACCT4200 Seminar in Accounting - 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 with extensive analysis of Financial Statements (Balance Sheets, Income Statements, and Cash Flow Statements). Prerequisites: ACCT3460, BUAD3320, BUAD3330, BUAD3380, and MATH1370.

    • ACCT4360Advanced Accounting
      ACCT4360 Advanced Accounting - 3 s.h.

      A study of topics including partnership, corporate liquidation, foreign currency transactions, business combinations and stock investments. Prerequisite: ACCT3360. +This course is only offered every other year.

    ACCT2000Individual Study ACCT2310Financial Accounting ACCT2320Managerial Accounting ACCT3000Individual Study ACCT3200Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting ACCT3210Financial Statement Reporting and Analysis ACCT3220Agricultural Accounting and Taxation ACCT3240Global Issues in Accounting ACCT3310Tax Accounting ACCT3360Intermediate Accounting I ACCT3400Cost Accounting for Managerial Control and Strategic Planning ACCT3460Intermediate Accounting II ACCT3900Topics in Accounting ACCT4000Individual Study ACCT4100Auditing Concepts and Applications – A Risk Analysis Approach ACCT4120Internship in Accounting ACCT4200Seminar in Accounting ACCT4360Advanced 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 and either BUAD1420 or MATH1510.

    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.

    ACCT3200 Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting - 3 s.h.

    A study of accounting and financial reporting principles for state and local governments, hospitals, colleges and universities, and other nonprofit entities. Prerequisite: ACCT2310 Financial Accounting. +This course is only offered every other year.

    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.

    ACCT3240 Global Issues in Accounting - 3 s.h.

    Addresses the professional challenges, the social contexts of the accounting discipline, and specific discipline based global issues. This course also introduces the impact of Artificial intelligence, Blockchain, Cloud computing and Data analytics on global accounting. Prerequisites: ACCT2310 and ACCT2320.

    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.

    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).

    ACCT4200 Seminar in Accounting - 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 with extensive analysis of Financial Statements (Balance Sheets, Income Statements, and Cash Flow Statements). Prerequisites: ACCT3460, BUAD3320, BUAD3330, BUAD3380, and MATH1370.

    ACCT4360 Advanced Accounting - 3 s.h.

    A study of topics including partnership, corporate liquidation, foreign currency transactions, business combinations and stock investments. Prerequisite: ACCT3360. +This course is only offered every other year.

  • 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. Additional fee required. Studio fee required. ELO5 Arts - Sustainability

    • ARTS1250Creativity, Innovation & Change
      ARTS1250 Creativity, Innovation & Change - 3 s.h.

      In a playground of creative thinking and discovery, students will learn and apply the process of design thinking – ideation, visualization, production and refinement to solve problems. Through hands-on exercises and interactive discussions and experiences, students will develop an understanding of the language of the visual arts, the development and function of art and innovation, and the creative process. Goal 2A, ELO5 Arts - Innovation

    • 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 Graphics for Art & Design.

    • 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. Goal 2A

    • ARTS2000Individual Study
      ARTS2000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.

      Goal 2A

    • ARTS2220Advanced Drawing
      ARTS2220 Advanced Drawing - 3 s.h.

      This course reinforces, refines and further develops the skills of direct observation established in Drawing while exploring and analyzing conceptual strategies in dialogue with contemporary art through the use of color, thematic development and experimental approaches that push the boundaries of what we define as drawing. Additional fee required. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • 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.

    • ARTS2400Ethics, Politics, and Controversy in Art
      ARTS2400 Ethics, Politics, and Controversy in Art - 3 s.h.

      An introduction to ethical concerns and considerations inherent in the arts. The course examines relevant issues involved with funding for the arts, economy of global art markets, censorship, the environment, ownership, and preservation. The course fosters deeper understanding of the ways in which art profoundly affects the individual, the society, and the culture. Goal 3E, ELO5 Arts - Peace, ELO5 Arts - Equality and Peace +This course is only offered every other year.

    • ARTS2600Professional Practices
      ARTS2600 Professional Practices - 3 s.h.

      This course focuses on career preparation and opportunities for visual artists and designers. Focus is on equipping students with professional tools and business skills including goal setting, professional ethics, contracts, and portfolio basics including cover letters, statements, resumes and documentation of artwork. Exhibitions in galleries, museums, alternative spaces, networking and public relations, arts advocacy, applying for grants and residencies, internships, jobs and graduate school will be covered. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • 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. Goal 2A

    • 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

    • ARTS3260Experimental Media and Processes
      ARTS3260 Experimental Media and Processes - 3 s.h.

      Exploration of experimental materials, processes and technologies to create hybrid art forms. Emphasis on innovative visual problem-solving through inquiry and research. Additional fee required. Prerequisite: ARTS1220. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • 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.

    • ARTS3820Portfolio Development
      ARTS3820 Portfolio Development - 3 s.h.

      An advanced study of multi-level design such as packaging and branding, to create a resume and portfolio focused on a career in visual communications graphic design. Focus on presentation skills and exhibit display appropriate for the medium (matting, layout, mounting, mock-up, etc.). Additional fee required. Prerequisite: ARTS3630. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • 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.

    • ARTS4100Systems Development Project (also CSIT4100)
      ARTS4100 Systems Development Project (also CSIT4100) - 1-3 s.h.

      (Also CSIT4100) 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. Additional fee required. Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent.

    • 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. Goal 2A +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 ARTS1250Creativity, Innovation & Change ARTS1680Graphic Design 1 ARTS1710Graphic Design 2 ARTS1900Topics in Art ARTS2000Individual Study ARTS2220Advanced Drawing ARTS2240Art for Social Change ARTS2250Painting ARTS2330Art History: Innovation and Politics ARTS2400Ethics, Politics, and Controversy in Art ARTS2600Professional Practices ARTS2900Topics in Art ARTS3000Individual Study ARTS3110Art History: Activism, Empathy and Justice ARTS3200Printmaking ARTS3220Photography ARTS3240Eco Art & Ceramics ARTS3260Experimental Media and Processes ARTS3280Sculpture and New Genres ARTS3300Art for the Elementary Schools ARTS3620Illustration and Imaging ARTS3630Graphic Design 3 ARTS3640Interactive Design ARTS3820Portfolio Development ARTS3840Interdisciplinary Studio ARTS3900Topics in Art ARTS4100Systems Development Project (also CSIT4100) 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. Additional fee required. Studio fee required. ELO5 Arts - Sustainability

    ARTS1250 Creativity, Innovation & Change - 3 s.h.

    In a playground of creative thinking and discovery, students will learn and apply the process of design thinking – ideation, visualization, production and refinement to solve problems. Through hands-on exercises and interactive discussions and experiences, students will develop an understanding of the language of the visual arts, the development and function of art and innovation, and the creative process. Goal 2A, ELO5 Arts - Innovation

    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 Graphics for Art & Design.

    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. Goal 2A

    ARTS2000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.

    Goal 2A

    ARTS2220 Advanced Drawing - 3 s.h.

    This course reinforces, refines and further develops the skills of direct observation established in Drawing while exploring and analyzing conceptual strategies in dialogue with contemporary art through the use of color, thematic development and experimental approaches that push the boundaries of what we define as drawing. Additional fee required. +This course is only offered every other year.

    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.

    ARTS2400 Ethics, Politics, and Controversy in Art - 3 s.h.

    An introduction to ethical concerns and considerations inherent in the arts. The course examines relevant issues involved with funding for the arts, economy of global art markets, censorship, the environment, ownership, and preservation. The course fosters deeper understanding of the ways in which art profoundly affects the individual, the society, and the culture. Goal 3E, ELO5 Arts - Peace, ELO5 Arts - Equality and Peace +This course is only offered every other year.

    ARTS2600 Professional Practices - 3 s.h.

    This course focuses on career preparation and opportunities for visual artists and designers. Focus is on equipping students with professional tools and business skills including goal setting, professional ethics, contracts, and portfolio basics including cover letters, statements, resumes and documentation of artwork. Exhibitions in galleries, museums, alternative spaces, networking and public relations, arts advocacy, applying for grants and residencies, internships, jobs and graduate school will be covered. +This course is only offered every other year.

    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. Goal 2A

    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

    ARTS3260 Experimental Media and Processes - 3 s.h.

    Exploration of experimental materials, processes and technologies to create hybrid art forms. Emphasis on innovative visual problem-solving through inquiry and research. Additional fee required. Prerequisite: ARTS1220. +This course is only offered every other year.

    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.

    ARTS3820 Portfolio Development - 3 s.h.

    An advanced study of multi-level design such as packaging and branding, to create a resume and portfolio focused on a career in visual communications graphic design. Focus on presentation skills and exhibit display appropriate for the medium (matting, layout, mounting, mock-up, etc.). Additional fee required. Prerequisite: ARTS3630. +This course is only offered every other year.

    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.

    ARTS4100 Systems Development Project (also CSIT4100) - 1-3 s.h.

    (Also CSIT4100) 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. Additional fee required. Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent.

    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. Goal 2A +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.

  • Biololgy
    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. Goal 1A, ELO6 Science - Sustainability

    • 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 (Goal 1A)
      BIOL2000 Individual Study (Goal 1A) - 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). Goal 1A

    • BIOL2300Anatomy and Physiology I (2-2)
      BIOL2300 Anatomy and Physiology I (2-2) - 3 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. Goal 1A

    • 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. Goal 1A

    • 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. Goal 1A

    • BIOL2400Frontiers in Neuroscience (also PSYC2400)
      BIOL2400 Frontiers in Neuroscience (also PSYC2400) - 1 s.h.

      This course will explore historical and recent exploration in the field of neuroscience. Specifically, research will be presented related to cellular mechanisms of action in neuroscience, the use of animals in neuroscience, disease states related to neuroscience, drug discovery in neuroscience, and psychological medications in neuroscience.

    • 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, GE3D Liberal Learning-Natural Sciences.

    • 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. Goal 1A

    • BIOL3000Individual Study (Goal 1A)
      BIOL3000 Individual Study (Goal 1A) - 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. Goal 1A

    • 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 – Goal 1A
      BIOL3900 Special Topics – Goal 1A - 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). Goal 1A +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. Goal 1A

    BIOL1100Introduction to Sustainability (also SUST1100) BIOL1500Biology I with Lab BIOL1520Biology II with Lab BIOL2000Individual Study (Goal 1A) BIOL2100Cell Biology and Genetics with Lab BIOL2300Anatomy and Physiology I (2-2) BIOL2310Anatomy and Physiology II (2-2) BIOL2350Introduction to Microbiology BIOL2360Microbiology with Lab BIOL2400Frontiers in Neuroscience (also PSYC2400) BIOL2430Animal Biology with Lab BIOL2440Plant Biology with Lab BIOL2580Drug Development and Society with Lab BIOL2900Special Topics BIOL3000Individual Study (Goal 1A) BIOL3120Internship in Biological Sciences BIOL3310Molecular Genetics with Lab BIOL3400Ecology and Conservation Biology with Lab BIOL3420Human Anatomy with Lab BIOL3440Human Physiology with Lab BIOL3900Special Topics – Goal 1A 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. Goal 1A, ELO6 Science - Sustainability

    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 (Goal 1A) - 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). Goal 1A

    BIOL2300 Anatomy and Physiology I (2-2) - 3 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. Goal 1A

    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. Goal 1A

    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. Goal 1A

    BIOL2400 Frontiers in Neuroscience (also PSYC2400) - 1 s.h.

    This course will explore historical and recent exploration in the field of neuroscience. Specifically, research will be presented related to cellular mechanisms of action in neuroscience, the use of animals in neuroscience, disease states related to neuroscience, drug discovery in neuroscience, and psychological medications in neuroscience.

    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, GE3D Liberal Learning-Natural Sciences.

    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. Goal 1A

    BIOL3000 Individual Study (Goal 1A) - 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. Goal 1A

    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 – Goal 1A - 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). Goal 1A +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. Goal 1A

  • 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.

    • BUAD1420Math for Decision Making
      BUAD1420 Math for Decision Making - 3 s.h.

      A beginning course in finite mathematics and calculus for students in business, economics, management, and the social and life sciences. Prerequisites: Two years of high school algebra.

    • BUAD2000Individual Study
      BUAD2000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
    • 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. Goal 3E

    • 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. Prerequisite: BUAD3330 Principles of Marketing or ARTS1680 Computer Graphics for Art & Design or COMM1250 Introduction to Communication Theory.

    • BUAD3240Marketing Analytics
      BUAD3240 Marketing 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.

    • BUAD3250Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise (also ECON3250)
      BUAD3250 Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise (also ECON3250) - 3 s.h.

      To study and hear from the cast of entrepreneurs who have been, or are involved, in the drama of U.S. business. To help each student evaluate their own spirit and personality to see if they have entrepreneurial skills and talents. Prerequisite: ECON1320. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • 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. Goal 6

    • BUAD3330Principles of Marketing
      BUAD3330 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 and 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • BUAD4210Seminar in Social Media Marketing
      BUAD4210 Seminar in Social Media Marketing - 3 s.h.

      A comprehensive overview, with hands-on experience, of Social Media Marketing. There will be an emphasis on strategic use of online tools, effective design, and contemporary marketing techniques, combined with practical application. Students will build and maintain real world marketing campaigns. Restricted to Social Media Marketing Majors. Additional fee required.

    • BUAD4430Marketing Strategies
      BUAD4430 Marketing Strategies - 3 s.h.

      A focus on the development of decision-making skills in marketing. Concepts and tools are applied to frame and solve real-world problems facing marketing managers engaged in developing optimal marketing strategies. Prerequisite: BUAD3330.

    BUAD1100Introduction to Business BUAD1400Personal Finance BUAD1420Math for Decision Making BUAD2000Individual Study BUAD2350Free Market Practicum BUAD3000Individual Study BUAD3200Business Ethics BUAD3210Social Media Marketing BUAD3240Marketing Analytics BUAD3250Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise (also ECON3250) BUAD3310Principles of Sales BUAD3320Principles of Management BUAD3330Principles of Marketing BUAD3340Business Law BUAD3350Free Market Practicum BUAD3360Entrepreneurial Leadership BUAD3380Principles of Business Finance BUAD3400Small Business Ventures and Entrepreneurship BUAD3450Organizational Behavior BUAD3460Operations Management 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 BUAD4200Seminar in Business Policy BUAD4210Seminar in Social Media Marketing BUAD4430Marketing Strategies
    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.

    BUAD1420 Math for Decision Making - 3 s.h.

    A beginning course in finite mathematics and calculus for students in business, economics, management, and the social and life sciences. Prerequisites: Two years of high school algebra.

    BUAD2000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
    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. Goal 3E

    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. Prerequisite: BUAD3330 Principles of Marketing or ARTS1680 Computer Graphics for Art & Design or COMM1250 Introduction to Communication Theory.

    BUAD3240 Marketing 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.

    BUAD3250 Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise (also ECON3250) - 3 s.h.

    To study and hear from the cast of entrepreneurs who have been, or are involved, in the drama of U.S. business. To help each student evaluate their own spirit and personality to see if they have entrepreneurial skills and talents. Prerequisite: ECON1320. +This course is only offered every other year.

    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. Goal 6

    BUAD3330 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 and 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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    BUAD4210 Seminar in Social Media Marketing - 3 s.h.

    A comprehensive overview, with hands-on experience, of Social Media Marketing. There will be an emphasis on strategic use of online tools, effective design, and contemporary marketing techniques, combined with practical application. Students will build and maintain real world marketing campaigns. Restricted to Social Media Marketing Majors. Additional fee required.

    BUAD4430 Marketing Strategies - 3 s.h.

    A focus on the development of decision-making skills in marketing. Concepts and tools are applied to frame and solve real-world problems facing marketing managers engaged in developing optimal marketing strategies. Prerequisite: BUAD3330.

  • 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
    • 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

    • 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 (Goal 1A)
      CHEM2000 Individual Study (Goal 1A) - 1-3 s.h.
    • CHEM3000Individual Study (Goal 1A)
      CHEM3000 Individual Study (Goal 1A) - 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. Goal 1A

    • 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: CHEM1440/1441 with a . grade of C or better is strongly recommended. Offered odd years Spring. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • 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: CHEM1440/1441 with a grade of C or better. is strongly recommended. Corequisite: CHEM3411 Organic Chemistry I Lab. Goal 1A

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

      Additional fee required. Corequisite: CHEM3410 Organic Chemistry I. Goal 1A

    • 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. Goal 1A

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

      Additional fee required. Corequisite: CHEM3420 Organic Chemistry II. Goal 1A

    • 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: CHEM1440/1441 with a grade of C or better is strongly recommended, 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. Goal 1A

    • CHEM4000Individual Study (Goal 1A)
      CHEM4000 Individual Study (Goal 1A) - 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. Goal 1A. Offered even years Fall. +This course is only offered every other year.

    BIOL1200Environmental Science with Lab (also CHEM1200) 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 (Goal 1A) CHEM3000Individual Study (Goal 1A) 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 (Goal 1A) 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
    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

    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 (Goal 1A) - 1-3 s.h.
    CHEM3000 Individual Study (Goal 1A) - 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. Goal 1A

    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: CHEM1440/1441 with a . grade of C or better is strongly recommended. Offered odd years Spring. +This course is only offered every other year.

    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: CHEM1440/1441 with a grade of C or better. is strongly recommended. Corequisite: CHEM3411 Organic Chemistry I Lab. Goal 1A

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

    Additional fee required. Corequisite: CHEM3410 Organic Chemistry I. Goal 1A

    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. Goal 1A

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

    Additional fee required. Corequisite: CHEM3420 Organic Chemistry II. Goal 1A

    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: CHEM1440/1441 with a grade of C or better is strongly recommended, 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. Goal 1A

    CHEM4000 Individual Study (Goal 1A) - 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. Goal 1A. 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. 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.

    • COMM1200Speech Communication: An Introduction
      COMM1200 Speech Communication: An Introduction - 3 s.h.

      Introductory course in speech communication exploring the principles of communication theory and techniques of interpersonal communication, group discussion, and public speaking. Goal 3B +This course is only offered every other year.

    • COMM1250Introduction to Communication Theory
      COMM1250 Introduction to Communication Theory - 3 s.h.

      Survey of the major theories that support research and study of communication, such as interpersonal communication, organizational communication, rhetoric, media, culture, and ethics. The course gives students a foundation in communication vocabulary, basic knowledge of key theories, and an introduction to practical application of theory to human communication. Offered every Fall. ELO5 Humanities - Innovation, GE3C Liberal Learning-Humanities.

    • COMM2000Individual Study
      COMM2000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
    • COMM2100Introduction to Organizational Communication
      COMM2100 Introduction to Organizational Communication - 3 s.h.

      Introduction to the basic concepts in the study of organizational communication. The course considers approaches to the practice and study of communication within organizational setting, including classical approach, human relations, human resources approaches, systems approaches, cultural approaches, and critical approaches. It also introduces specific issues within the study of organizational communication, including assimilation, decision-making, conflict, change, emotion, organizational ethics, cultural diversity, and communication technologies. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • 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.

    • COMM2300Introduction to Media Technologies
      COMM2300 Introduction to Media Technologies - 3 s.h.

      Introduction to the primary mass media forms - newspapers, books, magazines, radio, television, sound recording, movies, and the Internet - to gain an understanding of the ways they operate. Included are industries based on mass media, journalism, advertising, and public relations?as well mass media theory, law, and ethics. Emphasis on critical thinking about the mass media. +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.

    • COMM2600Interpersonal Communication
      COMM2600 Interpersonal Communication - 3 s.h.

      A focus on the study of communication within dyads with a specific focus on friendships, romantic relationships, and family relationships. The course seeks to draw from experience, interaction, and theory to encourage a behavioral and conceptual understanding of communication within interpersonal relationships. Goal 3B. +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.

    • COMM3200Health Communication
      COMM3200 Health Communication - 3 s.h.

      Examines theory and research relevant to health communication, including interpersonal, organizational, and mass media approaches. Topics include the role of communication in general, models of health and illness, the relationship between patients and healthcare providers, social support, and the ethics involved within the health context. +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. Goal 3B +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.

    • COMM3230Small Group Communication
      COMM3230 Small Group Communication - 3 s.h.

      An examination of the communication processes within small group situations. Specifically, the class will consider theory, principles, and the practical application of small group problem-solving and decision-making process. Students will participate in group discussion, group projects, and will develop skills in analyzing group performance. Goal 3B +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.

    • COMM4390Methods of Teaching Theatre and Speech (also THTR4390)
      COMM4390 Methods of Teaching Theatre and Speech (also THTR4390) - 3 s.h.

      Consideration of the theatre and speech classroom experience on the secondary level. Provides training in methods, unit preparation, media, evaluation, and directing extracurricular activities. Required of prospective theatre and speech teachers. Prerequisites: admittance into Teacher Education, unless part of an approved Liberal Studies Program.

    • COMM4400Practicum in Information Services (Also ENGL4400)
      COMM4400 Practicum in Information Services (Also ENGL4400) - 1-3 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 COMM1200Speech Communication: An Introduction COMM1250Introduction to Communication Theory COMM2000Individual Study COMM2100Introduction to Organizational Communication COMM2110Intercultural Communication COMM2220Communication and Advocacy COMM2300Introduction to Media Technologies COMM2500Introduction to Mass Media COMM2600Interpersonal Communication COMM3000Individual Study COMM3130Advanced Argumentation and Debate COMM3140Rhetorical Criticism and Persuasion COMM3200Health Communication COMM3210Conflict Management and Dialogue (Also SOCI/PEAC3210) COMM3220Gender and Communication COMM3230Small Group Communication COMM3240Environmental Communication COMM3500Digital Discourses in Media COMM3900Topics in Communication COMM4000Individual Study COMM4150Senior Seminar COMM4300Internship in Communication COMM4390Methods of Teaching Theatre and Speech (also THTR4390) 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. 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.

    COMM1200 Speech Communication: An Introduction - 3 s.h.

    Introductory course in speech communication exploring the principles of communication theory and techniques of interpersonal communication, group discussion, and public speaking. Goal 3B +This course is only offered every other year.

    COMM1250 Introduction to Communication Theory - 3 s.h.

    Survey of the major theories that support research and study of communication, such as interpersonal communication, organizational communication, rhetoric, media, culture, and ethics. The course gives students a foundation in communication vocabulary, basic knowledge of key theories, and an introduction to practical application of theory to human communication. Offered every Fall. ELO5 Humanities - Innovation, GE3C Liberal Learning-Humanities.

    COMM2000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
    COMM2100 Introduction to Organizational Communication - 3 s.h.

    Introduction to the basic concepts in the study of organizational communication. The course considers approaches to the practice and study of communication within organizational setting, including classical approach, human relations, human resources approaches, systems approaches, cultural approaches, and critical approaches. It also introduces specific issues within the study of organizational communication, including assimilation, decision-making, conflict, change, emotion, organizational ethics, cultural diversity, and communication technologies. +This course is only offered every other year.

    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.

    COMM2300 Introduction to Media Technologies - 3 s.h.

    Introduction to the primary mass media forms - newspapers, books, magazines, radio, television, sound recording, movies, and the Internet - to gain an understanding of the ways they operate. Included are industries based on mass media, journalism, advertising, and public relations?as well mass media theory, law, and ethics. Emphasis on critical thinking about the mass media. +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.

    COMM2600 Interpersonal Communication - 3 s.h.

    A focus on the study of communication within dyads with a specific focus on friendships, romantic relationships, and family relationships. The course seeks to draw from experience, interaction, and theory to encourage a behavioral and conceptual understanding of communication within interpersonal relationships. Goal 3B. +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.

    COMM3200 Health Communication - 3 s.h.

    Examines theory and research relevant to health communication, including interpersonal, organizational, and mass media approaches. Topics include the role of communication in general, models of health and illness, the relationship between patients and healthcare providers, social support, and the ethics involved within the health context. +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. Goal 3B +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.

    COMM3230 Small Group Communication - 3 s.h.

    An examination of the communication processes within small group situations. Specifically, the class will consider theory, principles, and the practical application of small group problem-solving and decision-making process. Students will participate in group discussion, group projects, and will develop skills in analyzing group performance. Goal 3B +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.

    COMM4390 Methods of Teaching Theatre and Speech (also THTR4390) - 3 s.h.

    Consideration of the theatre and speech classroom experience on the secondary level. Provides training in methods, unit preparation, media, evaluation, and directing extracurricular activities. Required of prospective theatre and speech teachers. Prerequisites: admittance into Teacher Education, unless part of an approved Liberal Studies Program.

    COMM4400 Practicum in Information Services (Also ENGL4400) - 1-3 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
    • CSIT1010Microcomputer Business Applications
      CSIT1010 Microcomputer Business Applications - 3 s.h.

      A proficiency-based course to develop intermediate level skills in Microsoft’s Windows® and Office Suite®. Does not count towards the CSIT major.

    • 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.

    • CSIT1080Technology in a Changing World
      CSIT1080 Technology in a Changing World - 3 s.h.

      A study of technology and its effects on the world. The world is connected by technology and how its connecting us is critical to how we live today. Knowing how to handle technology and make it work effectively will be increasingly important for the future. Exploration will include how technology impacts our world in both a positive and negative sense. The ethical use of technology will be explored. Students will understand how to solve simple programming problems. ELO4 Global Learning - Innovation

    • 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 (also ARTS4100)
      CSIT4100 Systems Development Project (also ARTS4100) - 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, MATH2520, MATH4350, CSIT1200.

    • CSIT4360Numerical Analysis (also MATH4360)
      CSIT4360 Numerical Analysis (also MATH4360) - 3 s.h.

      Analysis of numerical methods for computers covering iterative methods for finding roots of equations, numerical integration, interpolation and differentiation, and solution of ordinary differential equations. Error analysis and convergence of algorithms. Prerequisite: MATH2510 and a computer programming course. Goal 3A +This course is only offered every other year.

    • CSIT4370Mathematical Modeling (also MATH4370)
      CSIT4370 Mathematical Modeling (also MATH4370) - 3 s.h.

      Selected topics to demonstrate the interaction of mathematical thinking with real-world problems. Prerequisites: MATH1350 and MATH1520. Goal 3A +This course is only offered every other year.

    CSIT1010Microcomputer Business Applications CSIT1060Introduction to Web Programming CSIT1080Technology in a Changing World 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 (also ARTS4100) CSIT4200Machine Learning CSIT4360Numerical Analysis (also MATH4360) CSIT4370Mathematical Modeling (also MATH4370)
    Course Descriptions
    CSIT1010 Microcomputer Business Applications - 3 s.h.

    A proficiency-based course to develop intermediate level skills in Microsoft’s Windows® and Office Suite®. Does not count towards the CSIT major.

    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.

    CSIT1080 Technology in a Changing World - 3 s.h.

    A study of technology and its effects on the world. The world is connected by technology and how its connecting us is critical to how we live today. Knowing how to handle technology and make it work effectively will be increasingly important for the future. Exploration will include how technology impacts our world in both a positive and negative sense. The ethical use of technology will be explored. Students will understand how to solve simple programming problems. ELO4 Global Learning - Innovation

    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 (also ARTS4100) - 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, MATH2520, MATH4350, CSIT1200.

    CSIT4360 Numerical Analysis (also MATH4360) - 3 s.h.

    Analysis of numerical methods for computers covering iterative methods for finding roots of equations, numerical integration, interpolation and differentiation, and solution of ordinary differential equations. Error analysis and convergence of algorithms. Prerequisite: MATH2510 and a computer programming course. Goal 3A +This course is only offered every other year.

    CSIT4370 Mathematical Modeling (also MATH4370) - 3 s.h.

    Selected topics to demonstrate the interaction of mathematical thinking with real-world problems. Prerequisites: MATH1350 and MATH1520. Goal 3A +This course is only offered every other year.

  • 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

    • 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.

    • CRMJ3340Penology (also SOCI3340)
      CRMJ3340 Penology (also SOCI3340) - 3 s.h.

      Examines various theories of social control, as well as correctional practices, reforms, and their consequences. Research on various punishment and correctional strategies will be discussed. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • CRMJ3350Community-based Corrections
      CRMJ3350 Community-based Corrections - 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.

    • 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

    • CRMJ4100Correctional Case Management
      CRMJ4100 Correctional Case Management - 3 s.h.

      This course examines the role and techniques of casework in corrections with emphasis on integrating casework and counseling responsibilities and procedures. The course includes examining of therapy techniques and processes in various correctional settings and studying of service delivery programs tailored to the specific needs of correctional clients. Prerequisite: CRMJ/SOCI3340 Penology or CRMJ3350 Community-based Corrections. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • 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 CRMJ3100Law and the Justice System CRMJ3340Penology (also SOCI3340) CRMJ3350Community-based Corrections CRMJ3520Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice (also SOCI3520) CRMJ3900Advanced Topics in Criminal Justice CRMJ4100Correctional Case Management 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

    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.

    CRMJ3340 Penology (also SOCI3340) - 3 s.h.

    Examines various theories of social control, as well as correctional practices, reforms, and their consequences. Research on various punishment and correctional strategies will be discussed. +This course is only offered every other year.

    CRMJ3350 Community-based Corrections - 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.

    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

    CRMJ4100 Correctional Case Management - 3 s.h.

    This course examines the role and techniques of casework in corrections with emphasis on integrating casework and counseling responsibilities and procedures. The course includes examining of therapy techniques and processes in various correctional settings and studying of service delivery programs tailored to the specific needs of correctional clients. Prerequisite: CRMJ/SOCI3340 Penology or CRMJ3350 Community-based Corrections. +This course is only offered every other year.

    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 programing. This course accompanies the DSCI5300 course for students who have been admitted to the 4+1 program. Students in the 4+1 program must also sign up for DSCI4301 and complete all graduate level assignments.

    • 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 (This course may be taken for graduate credit and is equivalent to DSCI5320. Students must also sign up for DSCI4321 and complete all graduate level assignments.)

    • 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. This course accompanies the DSCI5330 course for students who have been admitted to the 4+1 program. Students in the 4+1 program must also sign up for DSCI4331 and complete all graduate level assignments.

    DSCI1500Beginning Data Science and Data Analytics DSCI4300Introduction to Data Science DSCI4320Practical Applications of Data Science DSCI4330Extracting and Transforming Data
    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 programing. This course accompanies the DSCI5300 course for students who have been admitted to the 4+1 program. Students in the 4+1 program must also sign up for DSCI4301 and complete all graduate level assignments.

    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 (This course may be taken for graduate credit and is equivalent to DSCI5320. Students must also sign up for DSCI4321 and complete all graduate level assignments.)

    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. This course accompanies the DSCI5330 course for students who have been admitted to the 4+1 program. Students in the 4+1 program must also sign up for DSCI4331 and complete all graduate level assignments.

  • 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. Goal 1C, 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. Goal 1C, ELO5 Social Science - Sustainability

    • ECON2000Individual Study (Goal 1C)
      ECON2000 Individual Study (Goal 1C) - 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 (Goal 1C)
      ECON3000 Individual Study (Goal 1C) - 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. Goal 1C, 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.

    • ECON3250Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise (Also BUAD3250)
      ECON3250 Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise (Also BUAD3250) - 3 s.h.

      To study and hear from the cast of entrepreneurs who have been, or are involved, in the drama of U.S. business. To help each student evaluate their own spirit and personality to see if they have entrepreneurial skills and talents. Prerequisite: ECON1320. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • 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. Goal 4, 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. Goal 1C +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. Goal 1C

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

      A study of national income determination theory and stabilization policies. Prerequisite: ECON1320. Goal 1C

    • 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. Goal 1C, 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. Goal 1C

    • ECON4000Individual Study (Goal 1C)
      ECON4000 Individual Study (Goal 1C) - 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. Goal 1C

    ECON1300Principles of Macroeconomics ECON1320Principles of Microeconomics ECON2000Individual Study (Goal 1C) ECON2100Introductory Economic Data Analysis ECON3000Individual Study (Goal 1C) ECON3200Public Finance ECON3220Economics of Sports ECON3250Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise (Also BUAD3250) ECON3280Economic Development (also GEOG3280) ECON3320Money and Banking ECON3350Intermediate Microeconomic Theory ECON3360Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory ECON3430Managerial Economics ECON3440International Economics ECON3900Topics in Economics ECON4000Individual Study (Goal 1C) 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. Goal 1C, 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. Goal 1C, ELO5 Social Science - Sustainability

    ECON2000 Individual Study (Goal 1C) - 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 (Goal 1C) - 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. Goal 1C, 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.

    ECON3250 Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise (Also BUAD3250) - 3 s.h.

    To study and hear from the cast of entrepreneurs who have been, or are involved, in the drama of U.S. business. To help each student evaluate their own spirit and personality to see if they have entrepreneurial skills and talents. Prerequisite: ECON1320. +This course is only offered every other year.

    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. Goal 4, 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. Goal 1C +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. Goal 1C

    ECON3360 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory - 3 s.h.

    A study of national income determination theory and stabilization policies. Prerequisite: ECON1320. Goal 1C

    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. Goal 1C, 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. Goal 1C

    ECON4000 Individual Study (Goal 1C) - 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. Goal 1C

  • 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.

    • EDUC2390Early Childhood Education (Infants/Toddlers)
      EDUC2390 Early Childhood Education (Infants/Toddlers) - 3 s.h.

      Focuses on the development and the implementation of integrated learning experiences that facilitate cognition, communication, social and physical development of typical and atypical infants and toddlers, including developmentally appropriate assessments and adaptations for children at risk or have exceptional needs, within the context of parent-child and care giver-child relationships. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • 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.

    • EDUC3400Elementary Reading in the Content Areas
      EDUC3400 Elementary Reading in the Content Areas - 3 s.h.

      Examine text structure and the dimensions of content area vocabulary and comprehension (e.g. literal, interpretive, critical, and evaluative). Focus on content area instruction in reading and writing that effectively uses a variety of research-based strategies and practices. Integrate curricular standards with student interests, motivation, and background knowledge. 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.)

    • EDUC3560Nature and Needs of the Middle Grades Child
      EDUC3560 Nature and Needs of the Middle Grades Child - 3 s.h.

      The nature and needs of the middle grades child (grades 5-8) as they relate to the middle school philosophy and curriculum. An overview of the history of the middle school movement in this country. Prerequisite: EDUC1300. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • EDUC3570Curriculum for Middle Grades Education
      EDUC3570 Curriculum for Middle Grades Education - 3 s.h.

      A study of the curriculum needs for the middle grades student with emphasis upon the unique transitional function of the middle school concept in curricular planning and materials selection. Prerequisite: EDUC1300. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • 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, PSYC1300.

    • EDUC3590Educational Psychology
      EDUC3590 Educational Psychology - 3 s.h.

      An introduction to the theories and practices connecting psychology and education. The course addresses the social contexts of child development (0-adult), classroom culture, learning, individual differences, social-emotional learning, and their implications related to physical, emotional, and cognitive development of children and the impact on learning. Measurement strategies are introduced and provide an understanding of classroom, local, state, and national assessments.  Prerequisite: EDUC1300

    • EDUC3620Administration of Early Childhood Programs
      EDUC3620 Administration of Early Childhood Programs - 2 s.h.

      Examines principles of administration, organization and operation of programs for ages 0-8 and their families, including staff and program development, supervision and evaluation of staff, and continuing improvement of programs and services. Examine legal aspects, historical, philosophical, and social foundations of early childhood education. Co-requisite: EDUC3310. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • EDUC3630Assessment, Diagnosis, and Evaluation
      EDUC3630 Assessment, Diagnosis, and Evaluation - 3 s.h.

      Examine legal provisions, regulations and guidelines of assessments and use of psychometric instruments. Review and discuss classroom assessments and instructional assessment measures for students with disabilities (infant through high school age). Study a variety of instruments, procedures, and practices that range from individual, group, formal, informal, and alternative assessments. Assessments utilized for the identification of students’ reading proficiencies/needs, planning and revising instruction, planning and placement decisions, and communicating results of ongoing assessment to all stakeholders. Prerequisite: EDUC1300.

    • EDUC3710K-6 Elementary Education Practicum
      EDUC3710 K-6 Elementary Education Practicum - 1-2 s.h.

      A required two-week internship for Elementary Education majors. Interns with endorsements in English/Language Arts, Health, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies have full-day placements in regular elementary classroom programs. Interns with endorsements in Art, Music and Physical Education have placements in these specialty-area classrooms. Elementary majors may substitute PHED3400. Prerequisites: admittance into Teacher Education. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

    • EDUC37207-12 Secondary Education Practicum
      EDUC3720 7-12 Secondary Education Practicum - 1-2 s.h.

      A required two-week internship for Secondary Teacher Education Program. Interns have full-day placements in secondary school subject-area programs. Pre or Corequisite: subject-area methods class or EDUC3520. Admittance into Teacher Education required. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

    • EDUC3730Combination K-6 and 7-12 Education Practicum
      EDUC3730 Combination K-6 and 7-12 Education Practicum - 1-2 s.h.

      Candidates with majors in art, music, and physical education complete two weeks of internship in art, music, or physical education. Interns have full-day placement with half of experience at the secondary level and half at the elementary level. Pre or Corequisite: subject-area methods courses or EDUC3520. Admittance into Teacher Education required. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

    • EDUC3900Topics in Education
      EDUC3900 Topics in Education - 1-3 s.h.

      Content may vary and will be announced at time of offering. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Prerequisite: EDUC1300.

    • EDUC4000Individual Study
      EDUC4000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
    • EDUC4250Professional Practice Semimar
      EDUC4250 Professional Practice Semimar - 3 s.h.

      Designed for Elementary and Secondary Education teacher candidates with a focus on preparation for professional practice. The integrated study of professional ethics, legal frameworks, and pedagogical responsibilities in and out of the classroom. Emphasis on the assessment of students’ diverse needs and application of effective and culturally relevant instructional and classroom management strategies. An introduction to the Model Code of Ethics for Educators and the Iowa Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics frameworks and their role in professional decision-making.   Prerequisites: admittance into Teacher Education, unless part of an approved Liberal Studies Program. Enroll during the semester that precedes student teaching.

    • EDUC4380Capstone Seminar
      EDUC4380 Capstone Seminar - 0.0 s.h.

      The seminar is designed to promote a successful transition to student teaching and to provide a forum for peer support. Topics will center on discussions and assignments that merge education program coursework knowledge and teaching practice. The seminar is also designed to assist candidates as they apply for an initial Iowa teaching license and begin the job search. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

    • EDUC4400Elementary Student Teaching (K-6)
      EDUC4400 Elementary Student Teaching (K-6) - 6-14 s.h.

      Elementary Education Majors complete 14 weeks of elementary student teaching in accordance with the policies in the Teacher Education Handbook. Additional fee required. Prerequisites: Senior standing, admittance into Teacher Education, and approval for student teaching. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.) * If a candidate with more than one teaching major completes 14 semester hours of student teaching for one major (or endorsements that require student teaching), an additional six semester hours of student teaching will meet the student teaching requirement for the asterisked second teaching major.

    • EDUC4420Secondary Student Teaching (7-12)
      EDUC4420 Secondary Student Teaching (7-12) - 6-14 s.h.

      Secondary Education Candidates complete 14 weeks of secondary student teaching in accordance with the policies in the Teacher Education Handbook. Additional fee required. Prerequisites: Senior standing, admittance into Teacher Education, and approval for student teaching. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.) * If a candidate with more than one teaching major completes 14 semester hours of student teaching for one major (or endorsements that require student teaching), an additional six semester hours of student teaching will meet the student teaching requirement for the asterisked second teaching major.

    • EDUC4440Early Childhood Student Teaching
      EDUC4440 Early Childhood Student Teaching - 6-14 s.h.

      Elementary Education Majors complete 14 weeks of student teaching. Will include a placement with preprimary children and a placement from kindergarten to grade three. Additional fee required. Prerequisites: Senior standing, admittance into Teacher Education, and approval for student teaching. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.) * If a candidate with more than one teaching major completes 14 semester hours of student teaching for one major (or endorsements that require student teaching), an additional six semester hours of student teaching will meet the student teaching requirement for the asterisked second teaching major.

    • EDUC4450Combination K-6 and 7-12 Student Teaching
      EDUC4450 Combination K-6 and 7-12 Student Teaching - 6-14 s.h.

      Candidates with majors in art, music, and physical education complete 14 weeks of student teaching in art, music, or physical education. Half (7 s.h.) of the experience is secondary level and half is elementary level. Additional fee required. Prerequisites: Senior standing, admittance into Teacher Education, and approval for student teaching. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

    • EDUC4460Elementary and Mild/Moderate Student Teaching
      EDUC4460 Elementary and Mild/Moderate Student Teaching - 6-14 s.h.

      Elementary Education Majors complete 14 weeks of student teaching. Will include a mild/moderate special education setting and a mainstream elementary classroom. This course substitutes for EDUC4400. Additional fee required. Prerequisites: Senior standing, admittance into Teacher Education, and approval for student teaching. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.) ** This is the only student teaching course required for elementary majors completing the K-12 Mild/Moderate Special Education endorsement.

    • EDUC4470Secondary and Mild/Moderate Student Teaching
      EDUC4470 Secondary and Mild/Moderate Student Teaching - 6-14 s.h.

      Secondary Education Candidates complete 14 weeks of student teaching to include placements in a mild/moderate special education setting and a secondary subject area classroom. This course substitutes for EDUC4420. Additional fee required. Prerequisites: Senior standing, admittance into Teacher Education, and approval for student teaching. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.) ***This is the only student teaching course required for secondary majors completing the K-12 Mild/Moderate Special Education endorsement.

    • EDUC4480Elementary and Secondary Mild/Moderate Student Teaching
      EDUC4480 Elementary and Secondary Mild/Moderate Student Teaching - 6-14 s.h.

      Elementary Education Majors complete 14 weeks of student teaching. Will include a placement in a secondary mild/moderate special education setting and a mainstream elementary classroom. Additional fee required. Prerequisites: Senior standing, admittance into Teacher Education, and approval for student teaching. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

    EDUC1300Introduction to Education EDUC1410Clinical Experience Lab EDUC2000Individual Study EDUC2100Technology Applications in Education EDUC2120Human Relations EDUC2160Early Literacy, Language Acquisition, and Collaboration EDUC2300Children’s and Adolescent Literature in Elementary Education EDUC2390Early Childhood Education (Infants/Toddlers) EDUC2450Pre-service Teacher Education Seminar EDUC2500Teaching PK/Elementary Physical Education, Health/Wellness, Visual and Performance Arts EDUC3000Individual Study EDUC3200Introduction to Mild/Moderate Disabilities K-12 EDUC3220K–8 Methods and Strategies for Mild/Moderate Special Education EDUC32305-12 Methods and Strategies for Mild/Moderate Special Education EDUC3261Transition Programming and Collaboration EDUC3280Middle School Practicum EDUC3290Early Childhood Practicum EDUC3300Foundations of Literacy Instruction EDUC3310Early Childhood Education (Pre-primary/Kindergarten) EDUC3330K-6 Reading Practicum EDUC33407-12 Reading Practicum EDUC3350Behavior Management for Mild/Moderate Disabilities EDUC3390Analysis and Correction of Reading Disabilities EDUC3400Elementary Reading in the Content Areas EDUC3450K–6 Mild/Moderate Special Education Practicum EDUC3470Collaborative Consultation EDUC3475Social Studies Methods and Content Reading Strategies EDUC3481Language Arts, Reading, and Writing EDUC3511Science Methods for Elementary Educators EDUC3520General Secondary Methods and Content Reading EDUC3530Math Methods for Elementary Educators EDUC3540Elementary Education Methods Lab EDUC3542Secondary Education Methods Lab EDUC35507–12 Mild/Moderate Special Education Practicum EDUC3560Nature and Needs of the Middle Grades Child EDUC3570Curriculum for Middle Grades Education EDUC3580Education of Exceptional Child and Adult EDUC3590Educational Psychology EDUC3620Administration of Early Childhood Programs EDUC3630Assessment, Diagnosis, and Evaluation EDUC3710K-6 Elementary Education Practicum EDUC37207-12 Secondary Education Practicum EDUC3730Combination K-6 and 7-12 Education Practicum EDUC3900Topics in Education EDUC4000Individual Study EDUC4250Professional Practice Semimar EDUC4380Capstone Seminar EDUC4400Elementary Student Teaching (K-6) EDUC4420Secondary Student Teaching (7-12) EDUC4440Early Childhood Student Teaching EDUC4450Combination K-6 and 7-12 Student Teaching EDUC4460Elementary and Mild/Moderate Student Teaching EDUC4470Secondary and Mild/Moderate Student Teaching EDUC4480Elementary and Secondary Mild/Moderate Student Teaching
    Course Descriptions
    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.)

    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.)

    EDUC2000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
    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.

    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

    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.

    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.

    EDUC2390 Early Childhood Education (Infants/Toddlers) - 3 s.h.

    Focuses on the development and the implementation of integrated learning experiences that facilitate cognition, communication, social and physical development of typical and atypical infants and toddlers, including developmentally appropriate assessments and adaptations for children at risk or have exceptional needs, within the context of parent-child and care giver-child relationships. +This course is only offered every other year.

    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.)

    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.

    EDUC3000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
    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.

    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.

    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.

    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

    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).

    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.)

    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.

    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.

    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.)

    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.)

    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.

    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.

    EDUC3400 Elementary Reading in the Content Areas - 3 s.h.

    Examine text structure and the dimensions of content area vocabulary and comprehension (e.g. literal, interpretive, critical, and evaluative). Focus on content area instruction in reading and writing that effectively uses a variety of research-based strategies and practices. Integrate curricular standards with student interests, motivation, and background knowledge. Prerequisites: EDUC3300.

    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.)

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.)

    EDUC3560 Nature and Needs of the Middle Grades Child - 3 s.h.

    The nature and needs of the middle grades child (grades 5-8) as they relate to the middle school philosophy and curriculum. An overview of the history of the middle school movement in this country. Prerequisite: EDUC1300. +This course is only offered every other year.

    EDUC3570 Curriculum for Middle Grades Education - 3 s.h.

    A study of the curriculum needs for the middle grades student with emphasis upon the unique transitional function of the middle school concept in curricular planning and materials selection. Prerequisite: EDUC1300. +This course is only offered every other year.

    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, PSYC1300.

    EDUC3590 Educational Psychology - 3 s.h.

    An introduction to the theories and practices connecting psychology and education. The course addresses the social contexts of child development (0-adult), classroom culture, learning, individual differences, social-emotional learning, and their implications related to physical, emotional, and cognitive development of children and the impact on learning. Measurement strategies are introduced and provide an understanding of classroom, local, state, and national assessments.  Prerequisite: EDUC1300

    EDUC3620 Administration of Early Childhood Programs - 2 s.h.

    Examines principles of administration, organization and operation of programs for ages 0-8 and their families, including staff and program development, supervision and evaluation of staff, and continuing improvement of programs and services. Examine legal aspects, historical, philosophical, and social foundations of early childhood education. Co-requisite: EDUC3310. +This course is only offered every other year.

    EDUC3630 Assessment, Diagnosis, and Evaluation - 3 s.h.

    Examine legal provisions, regulations and guidelines of assessments and use of psychometric instruments. Review and discuss classroom assessments and instructional assessment measures for students with disabilities (infant through high school age). Study a variety of instruments, procedures, and practices that range from individual, group, formal, informal, and alternative assessments. Assessments utilized for the identification of students’ reading proficiencies/needs, planning and revising instruction, planning and placement decisions, and communicating results of ongoing assessment to all stakeholders. Prerequisite: EDUC1300.

    EDUC3710 K-6 Elementary Education Practicum - 1-2 s.h.

    A required two-week internship for Elementary Education majors. Interns with endorsements in English/Language Arts, Health, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies have full-day placements in regular elementary classroom programs. Interns with endorsements in Art, Music and Physical Education have placements in these specialty-area classrooms. Elementary majors may substitute PHED3400. Prerequisites: admittance into Teacher Education. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

    EDUC3720 7-12 Secondary Education Practicum - 1-2 s.h.

    A required two-week internship for Secondary Teacher Education Program. Interns have full-day placements in secondary school subject-area programs. Pre or Corequisite: subject-area methods class or EDUC3520. Admittance into Teacher Education required. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

    EDUC3730 Combination K-6 and 7-12 Education Practicum - 1-2 s.h.

    Candidates with majors in art, music, and physical education complete two weeks of internship in art, music, or physical education. Interns have full-day placement with half of experience at the secondary level and half at the elementary level. Pre or Corequisite: subject-area methods courses or EDUC3520. Admittance into Teacher Education required. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

    EDUC3900 Topics in Education - 1-3 s.h.

    Content may vary and will be announced at time of offering. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Prerequisite: EDUC1300.

    EDUC4000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
    EDUC4250 Professional Practice Semimar - 3 s.h.

    Designed for Elementary and Secondary Education teacher candidates with a focus on preparation for professional practice. The integrated study of professional ethics, legal frameworks, and pedagogical responsibilities in and out of the classroom. Emphasis on the assessment of students’ diverse needs and application of effective and culturally relevant instructional and classroom management strategies. An introduction to the Model Code of Ethics for Educators and the Iowa Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics frameworks and their role in professional decision-making.   Prerequisites: admittance into Teacher Education, unless part of an approved Liberal Studies Program. Enroll during the semester that precedes student teaching.

    EDUC4380 Capstone Seminar - 0.0 s.h.

    The seminar is designed to promote a successful transition to student teaching and to provide a forum for peer support. Topics will center on discussions and assignments that merge education program coursework knowledge and teaching practice. The seminar is also designed to assist candidates as they apply for an initial Iowa teaching license and begin the job search. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

    EDUC4400 Elementary Student Teaching (K-6) - 6-14 s.h.

    Elementary Education Majors complete 14 weeks of elementary student teaching in accordance with the policies in the Teacher Education Handbook. Additional fee required. Prerequisites: Senior standing, admittance into Teacher Education, and approval for student teaching. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.) * If a candidate with more than one teaching major completes 14 semester hours of student teaching for one major (or endorsements that require student teaching), an additional six semester hours of student teaching will meet the student teaching requirement for the asterisked second teaching major.

    EDUC4420 Secondary Student Teaching (7-12) - 6-14 s.h.

    Secondary Education Candidates complete 14 weeks of secondary student teaching in accordance with the policies in the Teacher Education Handbook. Additional fee required. Prerequisites: Senior standing, admittance into Teacher Education, and approval for student teaching. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.) * If a candidate with more than one teaching major completes 14 semester hours of student teaching for one major (or endorsements that require student teaching), an additional six semester hours of student teaching will meet the student teaching requirement for the asterisked second teaching major.

    EDUC4440 Early Childhood Student Teaching - 6-14 s.h.

    Elementary Education Majors complete 14 weeks of student teaching. Will include a placement with preprimary children and a placement from kindergarten to grade three. Additional fee required. Prerequisites: Senior standing, admittance into Teacher Education, and approval for student teaching. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.) * If a candidate with more than one teaching major completes 14 semester hours of student teaching for one major (or endorsements that require student teaching), an additional six semester hours of student teaching will meet the student teaching requirement for the asterisked second teaching major.

    EDUC4450 Combination K-6 and 7-12 Student Teaching - 6-14 s.h.

    Candidates with majors in art, music, and physical education complete 14 weeks of student teaching in art, music, or physical education. Half (7 s.h.) of the experience is secondary level and half is elementary level. Additional fee required. Prerequisites: Senior standing, admittance into Teacher Education, and approval for student teaching. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

    EDUC4460 Elementary and Mild/Moderate Student Teaching - 6-14 s.h.

    Elementary Education Majors complete 14 weeks of student teaching. Will include a mild/moderate special education setting and a mainstream elementary classroom. This course substitutes for EDUC4400. Additional fee required. Prerequisites: Senior standing, admittance into Teacher Education, and approval for student teaching. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.) ** This is the only student teaching course required for elementary majors completing the K-12 Mild/Moderate Special Education endorsement.

    EDUC4470 Secondary and Mild/Moderate Student Teaching - 6-14 s.h.

    Secondary Education Candidates complete 14 weeks of student teaching to include placements in a mild/moderate special education setting and a secondary subject area classroom. This course substitutes for EDUC4420. Additional fee required. Prerequisites: Senior standing, admittance into Teacher Education, and approval for student teaching. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.) ***This is the only student teaching course required for secondary majors completing the K-12 Mild/Moderate Special Education endorsement.

    EDUC4480 Elementary and Secondary Mild/Moderate Student Teaching - 6-14 s.h.

    Elementary Education Majors complete 14 weeks of student teaching. Will include a placement in a secondary mild/moderate special education setting and a mainstream elementary classroom. Additional fee required. Prerequisites: Senior standing, admittance into Teacher Education, and approval for student teaching. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

  • Education (Graduate)
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    Courses Offered
    • ENGL1100Composition I: Introduction to Writing
      ENGL1100 Composition I: Introduction to Writing - 3 s.h.

      This is a writing-intensive course preparing students to become stronger, more confident writers as they develop their writing process habits and their ability to think critically about arguments around them. Students can expect to produce, deliver, and analyze college-level, written texts in addition to learning about grammar-use in context with an emphasis on meaning within the editing process. In order for students to complete the foundation skills sequence, they must earn a grade of C or higher in this class. In order to move on to COMM1100, students must earn the grade of a "C" or higher. Corequisite for students with ACT English score of 15 and below, or an SAT English score of 480 and below: ENGL1110 unless they have taken two high school English courses, one of which must be or prominently require composition (not creative writing), with a grade of "C" or better in both. ELO1A Communication, GE1A Foundational Skills-Writing and Communication. Corequisite for students with ACT English score of 15 and below, or an SAT English score of 480 and below: ENGL1110 unless they have taken two high school English courses, one of which must be or prominently require composition (not creative writing), with a grade of "C" or better in both. ELO1A Communication, GE1A Foundational Skills-Writing and Communication

    • ENGL1110Discourse I Lab
      ENGL1110 Discourse I Lab - 1 s.h.

      Teaches foundational writing skills to prepare students for college-level writing. Emphasizes control of writing mechanics, organization, brainstorming, and added reflection. Also covers key academic and study skills such as time management, planning, and relevant aspects of a student’s individual writing process. Must be taken concurrently with Discourse I. Required for students with ACT English scores 15 and below or SAT English scores 480 and below.

    • ENGL1410Modern Rhetoric
      ENGL1410 Modern Rhetoric - 3 s.h.

      Designed to help students improve their writing skills by combining extensive writing practice with a study of the various forms of written discourse (exposition, narration, argumentation, description). For ACE students only. Goal 3C

    • ENGL1500Introduction to Literature
      ENGL1500 Introduction to Literature - 3 s.h.

      Introduction to the major genres of literature: fiction, poetry and drama. Designed for students with little or no background in literature. Recommended as preparation for other literature courses. Goal 2B

    • ENGL2000Individual Study
      ENGL2000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
    • ENGL2110Composition II: Research Writing and Argumentation
      ENGL2110 Composition II: Research Writing and Argumentation - 3 s.h.

      This is a writing-intensive course that is meant to develop students’ academic research processes. Students should expect to engage in work that is framed for “public” audiences outside of the classroom and to practice collaboration in research and writing processes. As the final course of the foundational communication skills sequence, students will be encouraged to use research processes to gain an awareness of topics and conversations happening in the larger social world. In order for students to complete the foundational skills sequence, they must earn a grade of C or higher in this class. Prerequisite C or better in ENGL1100 and COMM1100. ELO1B Communication, GE1C Foundational Skills-Writing and Communication.

    • ENGL2270Literature by Women
      ENGL2270 Literature by Women - 3 s.h.

      This interdisciplinary class offers close, careful readings of a range of literary works by women writers from the English-speaking world. These texts describe their authors’ sometimes problematic, sometimes triumphant relationships to culture and society. The material is arranged chronologically from the middle ages to the present in order to suggest a general historical overview of women’s experiences in western culture. Also this structure should help readers see that there is an important female literary tradition that, for several centuries, has coexisted with, revised, and influenced male literary models. We will explore both the diversity and commonality of women’s experiences, as expressed in issues like culture, race, class, sexual orientation, education, geography, and religion. Goal 2B

    • ENGL2280The Graphic Novel
      ENGL2280 The Graphic Novel - 3 s.h.

      Investigates how the comic medium crafts narrative in ways both similar to and different from traditional novels. Students will analyze the use and impact of a variety of comic conventions in the context of works that push beyond the realm of entertainment (the stereotypical category for such work) and investigate the human experience in meaningful ways. Emphasis on how the comic form can be used to promote equality and peace. ELO5 Humanities – Equality and Peace.

    • ENGL2310British Borders: British Literature to 1800
      ENGL2310 British Borders: British Literature to 1800 - 3 s.h.

      Survey of significant works originating from the British Isles through the eighteenth century, with an emphasis on poetry and drama. Examines the fluctuating concept of “Britishness” in literature in relation to the national borders of England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland as they were shaped throughout this period. Goal 2B, ELO5 Humanities - World Citizenship, ELO5 Humanities - Innovation.

    • ENGL2320Britain, Empire, and Modernity: 19th and 20th Century British and Irish Literature
      ENGL2320 Britain, Empire, and Modernity: 19th and 20th Century British and Irish Literature - 3 s.h.

      Survey of significant works by “British” and Irish writers from the beginning of the nineteenth century through the end of the twentieth century. Emphasizes literary visions of peace and conflict amidst major political and social upheavals. Goal 2B, ELO5 Humanities - Peace, ELO5 Humanities - Equality and Peace.

    • ENGL2330Our Bondage and Our Freedom: Literatures of the Americas, 1491-1865
      ENGL2330 Our Bondage and Our Freedom: Literatures of the Americas, 1491-1865 - 3 s.h.

      Survey of writers from North and South America stretching from the advent of European colonization in the Western Hemisphere to the conclusion of the U.S. Civil War. The course will pay special attention to the legacies of colonialism and slavery, and the ways that literature and language, as oral storytelling and print culture, both underwrote systems of enslavement and created social movements for freedom and equality. Goal 2B, ELO5 Humanities - Equality, ELO5 Humanities - Equality and Peace

    • ENGL2340The Stories That Made Us: American Literature, 1900 to Present
      ENGL2340 The Stories That Made Us: American Literature, 1900 to Present - 3 s.h.

      Survey of U.S. Literature in the 20th and 21st centuries. Special attention given to the making (and unmaking) of U.S. national mythologies, the major formal transformations that have taken place in U.S. Literature since 1900, and the function of literature as an innovative and adaptive technology that expands human capacities. Goal 2B, ELO5 Humanities - World Citizenship, ELO5 Humanities - Innovation.

    • ENGL2350American Ethnic Literature
      ENGL2350 American Ethnic Literature - 3 s.h.

      A survey of multi-ethnic U.S. literature, including Latino/a literature, Asian American literature, Native American literature, and American Jewish literature. As a complement to literary texts, students will also examine a range of introductory theoretical texts in the interdisciplinary field of ethnic studies. Goal 2B, ELO5 Humanities - Equality, ELO5 Humanities - Equality and Peace. ++ This course is on a four-year cycle.

    • ENGL2360African American Literature
      ENGL2360 African American Literature - 3 s.h.

      A survey of African American literature from the eighteenth century to the present. An array of discursive modes, including songs, folklore, speeches, poetry, fiction and drama, will be analyzed across various African-American artistic and social movements, from sorrow songs, abolitionist tracts, and the Harlem Renaissance to civil rights speeches, the Black Arts avant-garde, and spoken word performance. As a complement to literary texts, students will also examine a range of introductory theoretical texts in the interdisciplinary field of African-American studies. Goal 2B, ELO5 Humanities - Equality, ELO5 Humanities - Equality and Peace. ++ Denotes a course on a four-year cycle.

    • ENGL2370World Literature
      ENGL2370 World Literature - 3 s.h.

      Examines literary works by authors from a broad range of artistic and cultural traditions, emphasizing literature in translation. Designed to offer students an introduction to literature as a point of access into global communities. Goal 2B, ELO5 Humanities - World Citizenship, ELO5 Humanities - Sustainability, GE3C Liberal Learning-Humanities. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • ENGL2410Creative Writing: Poetry
      ENGL2410 Creative Writing: Poetry - 3 s.h.

      Study of poetry writing through the lens of sustainability. Investigates the maintenance of various systems that meet human needs (e.g. emotional, physical, social, environmental) through extensive poetry writing and class discussion. Emphasis on poetry as a means of self-discovery as well as an art form. Goal 2B, ELO5 Humanities - Sustainability +This course is only offered every other year.

    • ENGL2420Creative Writing: Fiction
      ENGL2420 Creative Writing: Fiction - 3 s.h.

      Study of fiction writing through the lens of sustainability. Investigates the maintenance of various systems that meet human needs (e.g. emotional, physical, social, environmental) through extensive fiction writing and class discussion. Emphasis on fiction as a means of self-discovery as well as an art form. Goal 2B, ELO5 Humanities - Sustainability. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • ENGL2510Introduction to Film
      ENGL2510 Introduction to Film - 3 s.h.

      Study of cinema as an artistic endeavor, form of rhetoric, cultural mirror, and purveyor of ideology. Introduces the fundamentals of the discipline, to include vocabulary, concepts of film production, film reception, film analysis, film interpretation, and film criticism. Exploration of the artistic, commercial, entertainment, and ideological relationships between cinema and American culture, along with practice in the film literacy skills needed to qualitatively assess and communicate cinema’s artistic and cultural contributions. Goal 2B, ELO5 Humanities - Innovation.

    • ENGL2530Film Topics
      ENGL2530 Film Topics - 3 s.h.

      An introduction to contemporary and historical film topics as they relate to film form and cultural practice. Topics will vary, but may include Politics in Cinema; Resisting Hollywood; Race, Class and Gender in Film; International Film; Representing Nature. May be repeated for credit when topic changes. Goal 2B.

    • ENGL2540Global Eco-Cinema
      ENGL2540 Global Eco-Cinema - 3 s.h.

      A transnational survey of films that deal with environmental issues and, more broadly, with human relationships to the nonhuman world. An examination of the impact of urbanization on rural communities, the mysterious allure of wild and uncultivated landscapes, the threat of climate change to daily life around the world, and the cinematic representation of environmental apocalypse. Explores different genres and styles, including neo-realism, eco-horror, anime, and avant-garde cinema. Goal 2B, ELO5 Humanities - Sustainability +This course is only offered every other year.

    • ENGL2600Gender and Sexuality
      ENGL2600 Gender and Sexuality - 3 s.h.

      An exploration of issues of gender and sexuality in literature, with a focus on fiction, drama, and poetry by women and LGBT+ writers. As a complement to literary texts, students will also examine a range of introductory theoretical texts in the interdisciplinary field of gender and sexuality studies. Goal 2B, ELO5 Humanities - Equality, ELO5 Humanities - Equality and Peace ++ This course is on a four-year cycle.

    • ENGL2610Whiteness and the Working Class
      ENGL2610 Whiteness and the Working Class - 3 s.h.

      An exploration of the racial category of whiteness and its historical relationship to social class and power in the United States. Representations of the white working class in literature, music, film, and television will be analyzed alongside cultural histories of multiracial, antiracist labor movements in the United States. As a complement to cultural texts, students will also examine a range of introductory theoretical texts in the multidisciplinary fields of Critical Whiteness Studies and working class studies. Goal 2B, ELO5 Humanities - Equality, ELO5 Humanities - Equality and Peace ++ This course is on a four-year cycle.

    • ENGL2900Topics in English
      ENGL2900 Topics in English - 3 s.h.

      Special studies in English designed primarily for the non-English major. Content may vary and will be announced at time of offering. When content changes, course may be repeated for credit.

    • ENGL2903Topics in Literature
      ENGL2903 Topics in Literature - 3 s.h.

      Special studies in Literature designed primarily for the non-English major. Content may vary and will be announced at time of offering. When content changes, course may be repeated for credit. GE3C Liberal Learning-Humanities

    • ENGL3000Individual Study
      ENGL3000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
    • ENGL3100Discourse III (Advanced Writing and Speaking)
      ENGL3100 Discourse III (Advanced Writing and Speaking) - 3 s.h.

      Teaches students to put the knowledge and skills learned in Discourse I and II into sustained, practical use by preparing them for substantial, interdisciplinary research projects. In this course, students will explore issues of civic, public, or community concern using rhetorical analysis, engage in deliberation over those issues, and ultimately propose solutions based on well-developed arguments. Students are expected to use strategies of critical discourse analysis and production to target the appropriate audience/recipients and to develop innovative and rhetorically effective texts (written, oral, visual and/or multimedia). Prerequisites: ENGL2100 or HONR2010 and Junior standing. Goal 3D, ELO1C Communication

    • ENGL3110Critical Theory
      ENGL3110 Critical Theory - 3 s.h.

      Advanced study of literary, cultural, and moving image theory, and the application to written and filmic texts. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • ENGL3150Film, Theatre, and the American Dream
      ENGL3150 Film, Theatre, and the American Dream - 3 s.h.

      Explores a fundamental component of American mythology referred to as "The American Dream." Examines some of the ways in which the American Dream has been defined, promulgated, and evaluated in films and plays. Implications of gender, ethnicity, income, geography, and historical period on perceptions of the American Dream also will be investigated. Goal 2B.

    • ENGL3240Poetry and Social Justice
      ENGL3240 Poetry and Social Justice - 3 s.h.

      An investigation of the role of poetry as a vehicle for social change. With a focus on the poetry of emancipatory social movements, this global survey course includes a range of modern poets who merged the personal with the political, including William Blake, Walt Whitman, Muriel Rukeyser, Pablo Neruda, Amiri Baraka, Adrienne Rich, June Jordan, Dennis Brutus, and Mahmoud Darwish. Students examine how poetry and poetic form function as a means of engaging ethical and social concerns, and eliciting emotions in readers-from rage and defiance to observation and understanding-that might serve to promote social justice. Goal 2B, ELO5 Humanities - Peace, ELO5 Humanities - Equality and Peace +This course is only offered every other year.

    • ENGL3260American Environmental Literature
      ENGL3260 American Environmental Literature - 3 s.h.

      What makes a work of literature "environmental"? How have humans thought about nature throughout history, and how does that intellectual and artistic history affect us today? Can works of literature help humans prevent environmental catastrophes like climate change and species extinction? We'll seek answers to these questions as we engage with fiction, nonfiction, drama, and poetry. We'll discuss the ways that literary and cultural forms can shape who we are, what we value, and what we imagine for the future. We'll also work to build your skills of critical reading, analytical thinking and persuasive writing, skills that will serve you in the future, in whatever environment you inhabit. Goal 2B, ELO5 Humanities - Sustainability.

    • ENGL3300Creative Writing Experiments
      ENGL3300 Creative Writing Experiments - 3 s.h.

      An investigation of experimental writing and the ways it disrupts preconceived notions of genre. Students will write individually and collaboratively, composing short stories, poems, nonfiction pieces, and comics that reimagine the uses and possibilities of language. Goal 2B, ELO5 Humanities - Innovation.

    • ENGL3320Creative Writing: Nonfiction
      ENGL3320 Creative Writing: Nonfiction - 3 s.h.

      Study of nonfiction writing through the lens of sustainability. Investigates the maintenance of various systems that meet human needs (e.g. emotional, physical, social, environmental) through extensive nonfiction writing and class discussion. Emphasis on nonfiction as a means of self-discovery as well as an art form. ELO5 Humanities - Sustainability.

    • ENGL3350Shakespeare and Social Justice (also THTR3350)
      ENGL3350 Shakespeare and Social Justice (also THTR3350) - 3 s.h.

      Examines plays and poems authored or co-authored by Shakespeare, emphasizing the plays as historical performance texts, specifically looking at the plays through lenses of social justice, including those informed by critical studies of race, gender, sexuality, class, and disability. No prior knowledge of or comfort with Shakespeare is required for success in the course. ELO5 Humanities - Peace, ELO5 Humanities - Equality and Peace

    • ENGL3370The Methods of Teaching English
      ENGL3370 The Methods of Teaching English - 3 s.h.

      Presents an overview of the secondary school curriculum in English and methods of teaching English including language, composition, and literature. Special emphasis on a review of teaching grammar and the development of a unit lesson plan. Required of prospective English teachers. Prerequisites: admittance into Teacher Education, unless part of an approved Liberal Studies Program. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • ENGL3420Structures in Modern English
      ENGL3420 Structures in Modern English - 3 s.h.

      An introduction to grammatical structures of the English language. Emphasizes the history and development of English in different cultural communities as a means to understand, rather than prescribe, how English-speakers use language. Encourages active participation in, rather than passive observance of, language’s evolutionary processes and social functions. ELO5 Humanities - Innovation.

    • ENGL3430Major Authors
      ENGL3430 Major Authors - 3 s.h.

      An intensive study of the work of multiple authors, with attention given to their literary, historical, and social milieu. May be repeated for credit when subject changes. Goal 2B. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • ENGL3480Cultural Studies
      ENGL3480 Cultural Studies - 3 s.h.

      Explores cultural systems of meaning and attendant issues of power, particularly in terms of class, gender, nation, race, nature, and sexuality. Emphasis on commercial and media culture. ELO5 Humanities - Equality, ELO5 Humanities - Equality and Peace. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • ENGL3530Digital Filmmaking
      ENGL3530 Digital Filmmaking - 3 s.h.

      A hands-on introduction to digital film production and editing. Introduces the technical knowledge need to investigate the creative possibilities of composition, light, motion, color and sound in shooting digital film. Examines the fundamentals of nonlinear editing, including continuity development, logging clips, audio tracks, and transitions. Additional fee required. Prerequisites: ENGL2510 or instructor consent. Goal 2B. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • ENGL3550Film Studies
      ENGL3550 Film Studies - 3 s.h.

      A detailed study of significant film practices and themes. Themes will focus on film genres, directors, and historical trends. Topics will vary, but may include, Documentary Film; Independent Film; Queer Cinema; Film Theory; Experimental Film; Kubrick; Hitchcock. May be repeated for credit when topic changes. Prerequisite: ENGL2510 or Instructor Consent. Goal 2B.

    • ENGL3560Race, Space, and Place in American Cinema
      ENGL3560 Race, Space, and Place in American Cinema - 3 s.h.

      An investigation of intersecting representations of race, space, and place in postwar American Cinema and the different ways that films reproduce dominant cultural notions of “racialized space” that contribute to ongoing problems such as segregation, economic inequality, and police brutality. Emphasis on how films can challenge systems of spatialized racism and other forms of oppression and help in the struggles for racial and environmental justice. Additional emphasis on formal qualities of films, such as editing and cinematography, as ways to develop and enrich interpretations of what we see on screen. Goal 2B, ELO5 Humanities - Equality, ELO5 Humanities - Equality and Peace.

    • ENGL3570Documentary Film
      ENGL3570 Documentary Film - 3 s.h.

      Explores the history, economics, and formal qualities of the “documentary tradition” in filmmaking, with a special focus on documentary films that engage issues of sustainability, broadly defined (environmental, social, and economic). Goal 2B, ELO5 Humanities - Sustainability.

    • ENGL3900Topics in English
      ENGL3900 Topics in English - 1-3 s.h.

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

    • ENGL4000Individual Study
      ENGL4000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
    • ENGL4150Thesis Hours I: Planning and Research
      ENGL4150 Thesis Hours I: Planning and Research - 1 s.h.

      Planning a senior project in the student's area of concentration.

    • ENGL4160Thesis Hours II: Composition and Presentation
      ENGL4160 Thesis Hours II: Composition and Presentation - 1-2 s.h.

      Preparing and presenting a senior project in the student's area of concentration. Repeatable for credit up to 2 semester hours.

    • ENGL4300Internship in English
      ENGL4300 Internship in English - 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.

    • ENGL4400Practicum in Information Services (also COMM4400)
      ENGL4400 Practicum in Information Services (also COMM4400) - 1-3 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.

    ENGL1100Composition I: Introduction to Writing ENGL1110Discourse I Lab ENGL1410Modern Rhetoric ENGL1500Introduction to Literature ENGL2000Individual Study ENGL2110Composition II: Research Writing and Argumentation ENGL2270Literature by Women ENGL2280The Graphic Novel ENGL2310British Borders: British Literature to 1800 ENGL2320Britain, Empire, and Modernity: 19th and 20th Century British and Irish Literature ENGL2330Our Bondage and Our Freedom: Literatures of the Americas, 1491-1865 ENGL2340The Stories That Made Us: American Literature, 1900 to Present ENGL2350American Ethnic Literature ENGL2360African American Literature ENGL2370World Literature ENGL2410Creative Writing: Poetry ENGL2420Creative Writing: Fiction ENGL2510Introduction to Film ENGL2530Film Topics ENGL2540Global Eco-Cinema ENGL2600Gender and Sexuality ENGL2610Whiteness and the Working Class ENGL2900Topics in English ENGL2903Topics in Literature ENGL3000Individual Study ENGL3100Discourse III (Advanced Writing and Speaking) ENGL3110Critical Theory ENGL3150Film, Theatre, and the American Dream ENGL3240Poetry and Social Justice ENGL3260American Environmental Literature ENGL3300Creative Writing Experiments ENGL3320Creative Writing: Nonfiction ENGL3350Shakespeare and Social Justice (also THTR3350) ENGL3370The Methods of Teaching English ENGL3420Structures in Modern English ENGL3430Major Authors ENGL3480Cultural Studies ENGL3530Digital Filmmaking ENGL3550Film Studies ENGL3560Race, Space, and Place in American Cinema ENGL3570Documentary Film ENGL3900Topics in English ENGL4000Individual Study ENGL4150Thesis Hours I: Planning and Research ENGL4160Thesis Hours II: Composition and Presentation ENGL4300Internship in English ENGL4400Practicum in Information Services (also COMM4400)
    Course Descriptions
    ENGL1100 Composition I: Introduction to Writing - 3 s.h.

    This is a writing-intensive course preparing students to become stronger, more confident writers as they develop their writing process habits and their ability to think critically about arguments around them. Students can expect to produce, deliver, and analyze college-level, written texts in addition to learning about grammar-use in context with an emphasis on meaning within the editing process. In order for students to complete the foundation skills sequence, they must earn a grade of C or higher in this class. In order to move on to COMM1100, students must earn the grade of a "C" or higher. Corequisite for students with ACT English score of 15 and below, or an SAT English score of 480 and below: ENGL1110 unless they have taken two high school English courses, one of which must be or prominently require composition (not creative writing), with a grade of "C" or better in both. ELO1A Communication, GE1A Foundational Skills-Writing and Communication. Corequisite for students with ACT English score of 15 and below, or an SAT English score of 480 and below: ENGL1110 unless they have taken two high school English courses, one of which must be or prominently require composition (not creative writing), with a grade of "C" or better in both. ELO1A Communication, GE1A Foundational Skills-Writing and Communication

    ENGL1110 Discourse I Lab - 1 s.h.

    Teaches foundational writing skills to prepare students for college-level writing. Emphasizes control of writing mechanics, organization, brainstorming, and added reflection. Also covers key academic and study skills such as time management, planning, and relevant aspects of a student’s individual writing process. Must be taken concurrently with Discourse I. Required for students with ACT English scores 15 and below or SAT English scores 480 and below.

    ENGL1410 Modern Rhetoric - 3 s.h.

    Designed to help students improve their writing skills by combining extensive writing practice with a study of the various forms of written discourse (exposition, narration, argumentation, description). For ACE students only. Goal 3C

    ENGL1500 Introduction to Literature - 3 s.h.

    Introduction to the major genres of literature: fiction, poetry and drama. Designed for students with little or no background in literature. Recommended as preparation for other literature courses. Goal 2B

    ENGL2000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
    ENGL2110 Composition II: Research Writing and Argumentation - 3 s.h.

    This is a writing-intensive course that is meant to develop students’ academic research processes. Students should expect to engage in work that is framed for “public” audiences outside of the classroom and to practice collaboration in research and writing processes. As the final course of the foundational communication skills sequence, students will be encouraged to use research processes to gain an awareness of topics and conversations happening in the larger social world. In order for students to complete the foundational skills sequence, they must earn a grade of C or higher in this class. Prerequisite C or better in ENGL1100 and COMM1100. ELO1B Communication, GE1C Foundational Skills-Writing and Communication.

    ENGL2270 Literature by Women - 3 s.h.

    This interdisciplinary class offers close, careful readings of a range of literary works by women writers from the English-speaking world. These texts describe their authors’ sometimes problematic, sometimes triumphant relationships to culture and society. The material is arranged chronologically from the middle ages to the present in order to suggest a general historical overview of women’s experiences in western culture. Also this structure should help readers see that there is an important female literary tradition that, for several centuries, has coexisted with, revised, and influenced male literary models. We will explore both the diversity and commonality of women’s experiences, as expressed in issues like culture, race, class, sexual orientation, education, geography, and religion. Goal 2B

    ENGL2280 The Graphic Novel - 3 s.h.

    Investigates how the comic medium crafts narrative in ways both similar to and different from traditional novels. Students will analyze the use and impact of a variety of comic conventions in the context of works that push beyond the realm of entertainment (the stereotypical category for such work) and investigate the human experience in meaningful ways. Emphasis on how the comic form can be used to promote equality and peace. ELO5 Humanities – Equality and Peace.

    ENGL2310 British Borders: British Literature to 1800 - 3 s.h.

    Survey of significant works originating from the British Isles through the eighteenth century, with an emphasis on poetry and drama. Examines the fluctuating concept of “Britishness” in literature in relation to the national borders of England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland as they were shaped throughout this period. Goal 2B, ELO5 Humanities - World Citizenship, ELO5 Humanities - Innovation.

    ENGL2320 Britain, Empire, and Modernity: 19th and 20th Century British and Irish Literature - 3 s.h.

    Survey of significant works by “British” and Irish writers from the beginning of the nineteenth century through the end of the twentieth century. Emphasizes literary visions of peace and conflict amidst major political and social upheavals. Goal 2B, ELO5 Humanities - Peace, ELO5 Humanities - Equality and Peace.

    ENGL2330 Our Bondage and Our Freedom: Literatures of the Americas, 1491-1865 - 3 s.h.

    Survey of writers from North and South America stretching from the advent of European colonization in the Western Hemisphere to the conclusion of the U.S. Civil War. The course will pay special attention to the legacies of colonialism and slavery, and the ways that literature and language, as oral storytelling and print culture, both underwrote systems of enslavement and created social movements for freedom and equality. Goal 2B, ELO5 Humanities - Equality, ELO5 Humanities - Equality and Peace

    ENGL2340 The Stories That Made Us: American Literature, 1900 to Present - 3 s.h.

    Survey of U.S. Literature in the 20th and 21st centuries. Special attention given to the making (and unmaking) of U.S. national mythologies, the major formal transformations that have taken place in U.S. Literature since 1900, and the function of literature as an innovative and adaptive technology that expands human capacities. Goal 2B, ELO5 Humanities - World Citizenship, ELO5 Humanities - Innovation.

    ENGL2350 American Ethnic Literature - 3 s.h.

    A survey of multi-ethnic U.S. literature, including Latino/a literature, Asian American literature, Native American literature, and American Jewish literature. As a complement to literary texts, students will also examine a range of introductory theoretical texts in the interdisciplinary field of ethnic studies. Goal 2B, ELO5 Humanities - Equality, ELO5 Humanities - Equality and Peace. ++ This course is on a four-year cycle.

    ENGL2360 African American Literature - 3 s.h.

    A survey of African American literature from the eighteenth century to the present. An array of discursive modes, including songs, folklore, speeches, poetry, fiction and drama, will be analyzed across various African-American artistic and social movements, from sorrow songs, abolitionist tracts, and the Harlem Renaissance to civil rights speeches, the Black Arts avant-garde, and spoken word performance. As a complement to literary texts, students will also examine a range of introductory theoretical texts in the interdisciplinary field of African-American studies. Goal 2B, ELO5 Humanities - Equality, ELO5 Humanities - Equality and Peace. ++ Denotes a course on a four-year cycle.

    ENGL2370 World Literature - 3 s.h.

    Examines literary works by authors from a broad range of artistic and cultural traditions, emphasizing literature in translation. Designed to offer students an introduction to literature as a point of access into global communities. Goal 2B, ELO5 Humanities - World Citizenship, ELO5 Humanities - Sustainability, GE3C Liberal Learning-Humanities. +This course is only offered every other year.

    ENGL2410 Creative Writing: Poetry - 3 s.h.

    Study of poetry writing through the lens of sustainability. Investigates the maintenance of various systems that meet human needs (e.g. emotional, physical, social, environmental) through extensive poetry writing and class discussion. Emphasis on poetry as a means of self-discovery as well as an art form. Goal 2B, ELO5 Humanities - Sustainability +This course is only offered every other year.

    ENGL2420 Creative Writing: Fiction - 3 s.h.

    Study of fiction writing through the lens of sustainability. Investigates the maintenance of various systems that meet human needs (e.g. emotional, physical, social, environmental) through extensive fiction writing and class discussion. Emphasis on fiction as a means of self-discovery as well as an art form. Goal 2B, ELO5 Humanities - Sustainability. +This course is only offered every other year.

    ENGL2510 Introduction to Film - 3 s.h.

    Study of cinema as an artistic endeavor, form of rhetoric, cultural mirror, and purveyor of ideology. Introduces the fundamentals of the discipline, to include vocabulary, concepts of film production, film reception, film analysis, film interpretation, and film criticism. Exploration of the artistic, commercial, entertainment, and ideological relationships between cinema and American culture, along with practice in the film literacy skills needed to qualitatively assess and communicate cinema’s artistic and cultural contributions. Goal 2B, ELO5 Humanities - Innovation.

    ENGL2530 Film Topics - 3 s.h.

    An introduction to contemporary and historical film topics as they relate to film form and cultural practice. Topics will vary, but may include Politics in Cinema; Resisting Hollywood; Race, Class and Gender in Film; International Film; Representing Nature. May be repeated for credit when topic changes. Goal 2B.

    ENGL2540 Global Eco-Cinema - 3 s.h.

    A transnational survey of films that deal with environmental issues and, more broadly, with human relationships to the nonhuman world. An examination of the impact of urbanization on rural communities, the mysterious allure of wild and uncultivated landscapes, the threat of climate change to daily life around the world, and the cinematic representation of environmental apocalypse. Explores different genres and styles, including neo-realism, eco-horror, anime, and avant-garde cinema. Goal 2B, ELO5 Humanities - Sustainability +This course is only offered every other year.

    ENGL2600 Gender and Sexuality - 3 s.h.

    An exploration of issues of gender and sexuality in literature, with a focus on fiction, drama, and poetry by women and LGBT+ writers. As a complement to literary texts, students will also examine a range of introductory theoretical texts in the interdisciplinary field of gender and sexuality studies. Goal 2B, ELO5 Humanities - Equality, ELO5 Humanities - Equality and Peace ++ This course is on a four-year cycle.

    ENGL2610 Whiteness and the Working Class - 3 s.h.

    An exploration of the racial category of whiteness and its historical relationship to social class and power in the United States. Representations of the white working class in literature, music, film, and television will be analyzed alongside cultural histories of multiracial, antiracist labor movements in the United States. As a complement to cultural texts, students will also examine a range of introductory theoretical texts in the multidisciplinary fields of Critical Whiteness Studies and working class studies. Goal 2B, ELO5 Humanities - Equality, ELO5 Humanities - Equality and Peace ++ This course is on a four-year cycle.

    ENGL2900 Topics in English - 3 s.h.

    Special studies in English designed primarily for the non-English major. Content may vary and will be announced at time of offering. When content changes, course may be repeated for credit.

    ENGL2903 Topics in Literature - 3 s.h.

    Special studies in Literature designed primarily for the non-English major. Content may vary and will be announced at time of offering. When content changes, course may be repeated for credit. GE3C Liberal Learning-Humanities

    ENGL3000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
    ENGL3100 Discourse III (Advanced Writing and Speaking) - 3 s.h.

    Teaches students to put the knowledge and skills learned in Discourse I and II into sustained, practical use by preparing them for substantial, interdisciplinary research projects. In this course, students will explore issues of civic, public, or community concern using rhetorical analysis, engage in deliberation over those issues, and ultimately propose solutions based on well-developed arguments. Students are expected to use strategies of critical discourse analysis and production to target the appropriate audience/recipients and to develop innovative and rhetorically effective texts (written, oral, visual and/or multimedia). Prerequisites: ENGL2100 or HONR2010 and Junior standing. Goal 3D, ELO1C Communication

    ENGL3110 Critical Theory - 3 s.h.

    Advanced study of literary, cultural, and moving image theory, and the application to written and filmic texts. +This course is only offered every other year.

    ENGL3150 Film, Theatre, and the American Dream - 3 s.h.

    Explores a fundamental component of American mythology referred to as "The American Dream." Examines some of the ways in which the American Dream has been defined, promulgated, and evaluated in films and plays. Implications of gender, ethnicity, income, geography, and historical period on perceptions of the American Dream also will be investigated. Goal 2B.

    ENGL3240 Poetry and Social Justice - 3 s.h.

    An investigation of the role of poetry as a vehicle for social change. With a focus on the poetry of emancipatory social movements, this global survey course includes a range of modern poets who merged the personal with the political, including William Blake, Walt Whitman, Muriel Rukeyser, Pablo Neruda, Amiri Baraka, Adrienne Rich, June Jordan, Dennis Brutus, and Mahmoud Darwish. Students examine how poetry and poetic form function as a means of engaging ethical and social concerns, and eliciting emotions in readers-from rage and defiance to observation and understanding-that might serve to promote social justice. Goal 2B, ELO5 Humanities - Peace, ELO5 Humanities - Equality and Peace +This course is only offered every other year.

    ENGL3260 American Environmental Literature - 3 s.h.

    What makes a work of literature "environmental"? How have humans thought about nature throughout history, and how does that intellectual and artistic history affect us today? Can works of literature help humans prevent environmental catastrophes like climate change and species extinction? We'll seek answers to these questions as we engage with fiction, nonfiction, drama, and poetry. We'll discuss the ways that literary and cultural forms can shape who we are, what we value, and what we imagine for the future. We'll also work to build your skills of critical reading, analytical thinking and persuasive writing, skills that will serve you in the future, in whatever environment you inhabit. Goal 2B, ELO5 Humanities - Sustainability.

    ENGL3300 Creative Writing Experiments - 3 s.h.

    An investigation of experimental writing and the ways it disrupts preconceived notions of genre. Students will write individually and collaboratively, composing short stories, poems, nonfiction pieces, and comics that reimagine the uses and possibilities of language. Goal 2B, ELO5 Humanities - Innovation.

    ENGL3320 Creative Writing: Nonfiction - 3 s.h.

    Study of nonfiction writing through the lens of sustainability. Investigates the maintenance of various systems that meet human needs (e.g. emotional, physical, social, environmental) through extensive nonfiction writing and class discussion. Emphasis on nonfiction as a means of self-discovery as well as an art form. ELO5 Humanities - Sustainability.

    ENGL3350 Shakespeare and Social Justice (also THTR3350) - 3 s.h.

    Examines plays and poems authored or co-authored by Shakespeare, emphasizing the plays as historical performance texts, specifically looking at the plays through lenses of social justice, including those informed by critical studies of race, gender, sexuality, class, and disability. No prior knowledge of or comfort with Shakespeare is required for success in the course. ELO5 Humanities - Peace, ELO5 Humanities - Equality and Peace

    ENGL3370 The Methods of Teaching English - 3 s.h.

    Presents an overview of the secondary school curriculum in English and methods of teaching English including language, composition, and literature. Special emphasis on a review of teaching grammar and the development of a unit lesson plan. Required of prospective English teachers. Prerequisites: admittance into Teacher Education, unless part of an approved Liberal Studies Program. +This course is only offered every other year.

    ENGL3420 Structures in Modern English - 3 s.h.

    An introduction to grammatical structures of the English language. Emphasizes the history and development of English in different cultural communities as a means to understand, rather than prescribe, how English-speakers use language. Encourages active participation in, rather than passive observance of, language’s evolutionary processes and social functions. ELO5 Humanities - Innovation.

    ENGL3430 Major Authors - 3 s.h.

    An intensive study of the work of multiple authors, with attention given to their literary, historical, and social milieu. May be repeated for credit when subject changes. Goal 2B. +This course is only offered every other year.

    ENGL3480 Cultural Studies - 3 s.h.

    Explores cultural systems of meaning and attendant issues of power, particularly in terms of class, gender, nation, race, nature, and sexuality. Emphasis on commercial and media culture. ELO5 Humanities - Equality, ELO5 Humanities - Equality and Peace. +This course is only offered every other year.

    ENGL3530 Digital Filmmaking - 3 s.h.

    A hands-on introduction to digital film production and editing. Introduces the technical knowledge need to investigate the creative possibilities of composition, light, motion, color and sound in shooting digital film. Examines the fundamentals of nonlinear editing, including continuity development, logging clips, audio tracks, and transitions. Additional fee required. Prerequisites: ENGL2510 or instructor consent. Goal 2B. +This course is only offered every other year.

    ENGL3550 Film Studies - 3 s.h.

    A detailed study of significant film practices and themes. Themes will focus on film genres, directors, and historical trends. Topics will vary, but may include, Documentary Film; Independent Film; Queer Cinema; Film Theory; Experimental Film; Kubrick; Hitchcock. May be repeated for credit when topic changes. Prerequisite: ENGL2510 or Instructor Consent. Goal 2B.

    ENGL3560 Race, Space, and Place in American Cinema - 3 s.h.

    An investigation of intersecting representations of race, space, and place in postwar American Cinema and the different ways that films reproduce dominant cultural notions of “racialized space” that contribute to ongoing problems such as segregation, economic inequality, and police brutality. Emphasis on how films can challenge systems of spatialized racism and other forms of oppression and help in the struggles for racial and environmental justice. Additional emphasis on formal qualities of films, such as editing and cinematography, as ways to develop and enrich interpretations of what we see on screen. Goal 2B, ELO5 Humanities - Equality, ELO5 Humanities - Equality and Peace.

    ENGL3570 Documentary Film - 3 s.h.

    Explores the history, economics, and formal qualities of the “documentary tradition” in filmmaking, with a special focus on documentary films that engage issues of sustainability, broadly defined (environmental, social, and economic). Goal 2B, ELO5 Humanities - Sustainability.

    ENGL3900 Topics in English - 1-3 s.h.

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

    ENGL4000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
    ENGL4150 Thesis Hours I: Planning and Research - 1 s.h.

    Planning a senior project in the student's area of concentration.

    ENGL4160 Thesis Hours II: Composition and Presentation - 1-2 s.h.

    Preparing and presenting a senior project in the student's area of concentration. Repeatable for credit up to 2 semester hours.

    ENGL4300 Internship in English - 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.

    ENGL4400 Practicum in Information Services (also COMM4400) - 1-3 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.

  • English as a Second Language
    Courses Offered
    • ENSL1000Academic Reading for Non-Native Speakers
      ENSL1000 Academic Reading for Non-Native Speakers - 3 s.h.

      Designed for the non-native speaker of English, this course will help students to increase their academic vocabulary by combining reading, responding, and writing. Students will question, compare, and evaluate readings and employ critical reading skills to prepare them for regular college required classes such as Discourse I (ENGL1100). Required for students with TOEFL score of 500-549 (paper test). This course cannot be used to complete a general education requirement.

    • ENSL1300Engaged College Reading for Non-Native Speakers
      ENSL1300 Engaged College Reading for Non-Native Speakers - 3 s.h.

      Designed for the non-native speakers of English, this course will expand their vocabulary through reading various articles, textbook examples, online newspapers, and memoirs. They will identify purpose and tone, recognize stated and implied main idea, find and identify supporting details, identify organizational patterns and signal words, as well as question, compare and evaluate reading materials using critical reading skills. The students will use techniques to develop an essay topic with appropriate examples and logical support.

    ENSL1000Academic Reading for Non-Native Speakers ENSL1300Engaged College Reading for Non-Native Speakers
    Course Descriptions
    ENSL1000 Academic Reading for Non-Native Speakers - 3 s.h.

    Designed for the non-native speaker of English, this course will help students to increase their academic vocabulary by combining reading, responding, and writing. Students will question, compare, and evaluate readings and employ critical reading skills to prepare them for regular college required classes such as Discourse I (ENGL1100). Required for students with TOEFL score of 500-549 (paper test). This course cannot be used to complete a general education requirement.

    ENSL1300 Engaged College Reading for Non-Native Speakers - 3 s.h.

    Designed for the non-native speakers of English, this course will expand their vocabulary through reading various articles, textbook examples, online newspapers, and memoirs. They will identify purpose and tone, recognize stated and implied main idea, find and identify supporting details, identify organizational patterns and signal words, as well as question, compare and evaluate reading materials using critical reading skills. The students will use techniques to develop an essay topic with appropriate examples and logical support.

  • General
    Courses Offered
    • GNRL1100Library and Information Studies
      GNRL1100 Library and Information Studies - 3 s.h.

      A study of the many kinds of information sources available and how they may be accessed. Emphasis on teaching students to locate needed information using a variety of search and retrieval tools. Designed to better prepare students for academic research and assignments and also improve information literacy in general.

    • GNRL1900Topics
      GNRL1900 Topics - 1-3 s.h.

      Specific courses that may be approved by the division responsible for their implementation, subject to the approval of the Academic Council.

    • GNRL2200Applied Communication Skills
      GNRL2200 Applied Communication Skills - 2 s.h.

      Emphasis on developing skills in the areas of job interviewing, resumé writing, social and business introduction, and telephone etiquette. Practice in constructing and delivering the various kinds of speeches needed in social and business situations. Understanding the basic format and developing self-confidence are major emphasis. For Student Support Services participants only.

    • GNRL2910Peer Mentor Practicum
      GNRL2910 Peer Mentor Practicum - 0-1 s.h.

      A practical application of the principles and skills of effective peer mentoring. Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent. This course will assist peer mentors in developing and practicing important leadership skills that are transferable to other settings. Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent.

    • GNRL3710Leadership Practicum
      GNRL3710 Leadership Practicum - 0-3 s.h.

      The practicum provides students with an opportunity to link theory and practice in the study of leadership. Students will explore a broad range of leadership topics in a weekly class; will experience those topics in real-world application; and will reflect on their experience with instructors and peers. Repeatable to a maximum of six hours. (Graded on Pass/Fail basis.) Prerequisite: Instructor's consent and permission of the appropriate university official. Students must be a House President or GSG Officer.

    • GNRL3900Topics
      GNRL3900 Topics - 1-3 s.h.

      Specific courses that may be approved by the division responsible for their implementation, subject to the approval of the Deans Council.

    GNRL1100Library and Information Studies GNRL1900Topics GNRL2200Applied Communication Skills GNRL2910Peer Mentor Practicum GNRL3710Leadership Practicum GNRL3900Topics
    Course Descriptions
    GNRL1100 Library and Information Studies - 3 s.h.

    A study of the many kinds of information sources available and how they may be accessed. Emphasis on teaching students to locate needed information using a variety of search and retrieval tools. Designed to better prepare students for academic research and assignments and also improve information literacy in general.

    GNRL1900 Topics - 1-3 s.h.

    Specific courses that may be approved by the division responsible for their implementation, subject to the approval of the Academic Council.

    GNRL2200 Applied Communication Skills - 2 s.h.

    Emphasis on developing skills in the areas of job interviewing, resumé writing, social and business introduction, and telephone etiquette. Practice in constructing and delivering the various kinds of speeches needed in social and business situations. Understanding the basic format and developing self-confidence are major emphasis. For Student Support Services participants only.

    GNRL2910 Peer Mentor Practicum - 0-1 s.h.

    A practical application of the principles and skills of effective peer mentoring. Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent. This course will assist peer mentors in developing and practicing important leadership skills that are transferable to other settings. Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent.

    GNRL3710 Leadership Practicum - 0-3 s.h.

    The practicum provides students with an opportunity to link theory and practice in the study of leadership. Students will explore a broad range of leadership topics in a weekly class; will experience those topics in real-world application; and will reflect on their experience with instructors and peers. Repeatable to a maximum of six hours. (Graded on Pass/Fail basis.) Prerequisite: Instructor's consent and permission of the appropriate university official. Students must be a House President or GSG Officer.

    GNRL3900 Topics - 1-3 s.h.

    Specific courses that may be approved by the division responsible for their implementation, subject to the approval of the Deans Council.

  • Geography
    Courses Offered
    GEOG2000Individual Study GEOG3000Individual Study GEOG3280Economic Development (also ECON3280) GEOG3900Advanced Topics in Geography GEOG4000Individual Study
    Course Descriptions
    GEOG2000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
    GEOG3000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
    GEOG3280 Economic Development (also ECON3280) - 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. Goal 4, ELO5 Social Science - Innovation

    GEOG3900 Advanced Topics in Geography - 3 s.h.

    An in-depth study of topics from various areas of geography. Course topics to be announced prior to each semester they are offered. May be repeated for credit.

    GEOG4000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
  • Health
    Courses Offered
    • HLTH1100First Aid
      HLTH1100 First Aid - 1 s.h.

      The development of practical skills in the emergency treatment of the injured. Some attention will be given to the prevention of injuries. The content to be covered will include the Standard and Advanced levels of the First Aid program sponsored by the National Red Cross. Students holding current, equivalent certifications will receive an automatic waiver for the class. This is to be verified by the instructor of the class or the Health and Movement Science Division Chair. Additional fee required.

    • HLTH1110First Aid for Professional Rescuer
      HLTH1110 First Aid for Professional Rescuer - 1 s.h.

      Provide the professional responder with the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and provide care for injuries, sudden illnesses, breathing and cardiac emergencies to help sustain life, reduce pain, and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness until more advanced medical personnel arrive and take over. Meets emergency cardiac care (ECC) standards and includes skill in adult and pediatric CPR, airway obstruction, 2nd rescuer CPR, AED and barrier devices. Recommended for student in health-related fields. Students holding current, equivalent certifications will receive an automatic waiver for the class. This is to be verified by the instructor of the class or the Health and Movement Science Division Chair. Additional fee required.

    • HLTH1220Mental Health First Aid Training
      HLTH1220 Mental Health First Aid Training - 1 s.h.

      Teaches participants how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Focuses on the unique experiences and needs of college students and gives participants the skills needed to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be showing signs of a mental health or substance use challenge and help connect them to the appropriate care. This course includes an optional certification for Mental Health First Aid through the National Council for Mental Wellbeing for a fee. Mental Health First Aid encourages early detection and intervention by teaching participants about the signs and symptoms of specific illnesses like anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, eating disorders and addictions. The program offers concrete tools and answers key questions like "What can I do?" and "Where can someone find help?" Participants are introduced to local mental health resources, national organizations, support groups and online tools for mental health and addiction treatment and support.

    • HLTH2000Individual Study
      HLTH2000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
    • HLTH2200Contemporary Issues in Health
      HLTH2200 Contemporary Issues in Health - 2 s.h.

      An in-depth study of nutrition, drugs, consumer health, and other areas of current concern. Goal 3F

    • HLTH2400Children’s Health and Development
      HLTH2400 Children’s Health and Development - 3 s.h.

      Course will focus on the lifelong development of the human from infancy and continuing through adulthood. It will explore the ways of development and learning within physical, cognitive, emotional, and social health, including family environment.

    • HLTH2410Children’s Health and Development – K-12 Health and Physical Education Lab
      HLTH2410 Children’s Health and Development – K-12 Health and Physical Education Lab - 1 s.h.

      Development of teaching competence for prospective K-12 teachers in the health education classroom and physical education classroom and early childhood classroom. Intended for early childhood and education majors (including Health Education and Physical Education). To be taken concurrently with HLTH2400 Children’s Health and Development for Teachers track.

    • HLTH2560Nutrition
      HLTH2560 Nutrition - 3 s.h.

      A study the principles of nutrition as it relates to health, exercise, sports and disease. Students will be presented with applied content that includes research-based guidelines meant to help students differentiate between nutrition recommendations that are backed by science and the overabundance of false and misleading information. Goal 1A

    • HLTH3000Individual Study
      HLTH3000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
    • HLTH3100Drugs Education and Behavior
      HLTH3100 Drugs Education and Behavior - 3 s.h.

      This course will prepare the student to become an effective drug educator with emphasis on historical and current drug use and trends and its effects on society and human behavior. (Goal is for students to make positive decisions to protect their own health but also higher understanding of effects to social health/life when others use or abuse drugs.)

    • HLTH3120Human Sexuality
      HLTH3120 Human Sexuality - 3 s.h.

      Discussion of sexual biology, psychology, and sociocultural dimension of human sexual health and behavior.

    • HLTH3220Personal and Community Health
      HLTH3220 Personal and Community Health - 3 s.h.

      A foundational course designed for students to become informed about health as well as becoming responsible and active participants in the maintenance of their personal health and affecting the health of their community. The course is intended to provide coverage of health promotion, mental health, stress management, afflictions and diseases, aging, environmental health, consumerism and health care and promotion. ELO4 Global Learning - Sustainability.

    • HLTH3560Sports Nutrition
      HLTH3560 Sports Nutrition - 3 s.h.

      The course is designed to evaluate the study of nutrition as it specifically relates to physical activity, fitness, and sport performance. This course evaluates the evidence-based nutritional needs and use of various fuel types for a variety of physical activity. From the review of energy balance, body composition, and roles of specific nutrients, to the evaluation of nutritional claims and performance enhancing products. Prerequisite: HLTH2560.

    • HLTH3900Advanced Topics in Health and Human Performance
      HLTH3900 Advanced Topics in Health and Human Performance - 3 s.h.

      A study of selected topics in health to be announced prior to the semester when the course is offered. Probable topics to be addressed include: human diseases, environmental health, human sexuality, substance abuse, death education, aging, and etc. May be repeated for credit as topics change.

    • HLTH4710Internship in Health and Physical Education
      HLTH4710 Internship in Health and Physical Education - 3-6 s.h.

      Laboratory internship experience providing for practical application of knowledge and theory in a professional setting. Student acquires experience in all phases of the operation with highly qualified personnel in a selected health or institutional setting. Six weeks of involvement preferably taken consecutively. Waived for student completing teacher education program.

    HLTH1100First Aid HLTH1110First Aid for Professional Rescuer HLTH1220Mental Health First Aid Training HLTH2000Individual Study HLTH2200Contemporary Issues in Health HLTH2400Children’s Health and Development HLTH2410Children’s Health and Development – K-12 Health and Physical Education Lab HLTH2560Nutrition HLTH3000Individual Study HLTH3100Drugs Education and Behavior HLTH3120Human Sexuality HLTH3220Personal and Community Health HLTH3560Sports Nutrition HLTH3900Advanced Topics in Health and Human Performance HLTH4710Internship in Health and Physical Education
    Course Descriptions
    HLTH1100 First Aid - 1 s.h.

    The development of practical skills in the emergency treatment of the injured. Some attention will be given to the prevention of injuries. The content to be covered will include the Standard and Advanced levels of the First Aid program sponsored by the National Red Cross. Students holding current, equivalent certifications will receive an automatic waiver for the class. This is to be verified by the instructor of the class or the Health and Movement Science Division Chair. Additional fee required.

    HLTH1110 First Aid for Professional Rescuer - 1 s.h.

    Provide the professional responder with the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and provide care for injuries, sudden illnesses, breathing and cardiac emergencies to help sustain life, reduce pain, and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness until more advanced medical personnel arrive and take over. Meets emergency cardiac care (ECC) standards and includes skill in adult and pediatric CPR, airway obstruction, 2nd rescuer CPR, AED and barrier devices. Recommended for student in health-related fields. Students holding current, equivalent certifications will receive an automatic waiver for the class. This is to be verified by the instructor of the class or the Health and Movement Science Division Chair. Additional fee required.

    HLTH1220 Mental Health First Aid Training - 1 s.h.

    Teaches participants how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Focuses on the unique experiences and needs of college students and gives participants the skills needed to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be showing signs of a mental health or substance use challenge and help connect them to the appropriate care. This course includes an optional certification for Mental Health First Aid through the National Council for Mental Wellbeing for a fee. Mental Health First Aid encourages early detection and intervention by teaching participants about the signs and symptoms of specific illnesses like anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, eating disorders and addictions. The program offers concrete tools and answers key questions like "What can I do?" and "Where can someone find help?" Participants are introduced to local mental health resources, national organizations, support groups and online tools for mental health and addiction treatment and support.

    HLTH2000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
    HLTH2200 Contemporary Issues in Health - 2 s.h.

    An in-depth study of nutrition, drugs, consumer health, and other areas of current concern. Goal 3F

    HLTH2400 Children’s Health and Development - 3 s.h.

    Course will focus on the lifelong development of the human from infancy and continuing through adulthood. It will explore the ways of development and learning within physical, cognitive, emotional, and social health, including family environment.

    HLTH2410 Children’s Health and Development – K-12 Health and Physical Education Lab - 1 s.h.

    Development of teaching competence for prospective K-12 teachers in the health education classroom and physical education classroom and early childhood classroom. Intended for early childhood and education majors (including Health Education and Physical Education). To be taken concurrently with HLTH2400 Children’s Health and Development for Teachers track.

    HLTH2560 Nutrition - 3 s.h.

    A study the principles of nutrition as it relates to health, exercise, sports and disease. Students will be presented with applied content that includes research-based guidelines meant to help students differentiate between nutrition recommendations that are backed by science and the overabundance of false and misleading information. Goal 1A

    HLTH3000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
    HLTH3100 Drugs Education and Behavior - 3 s.h.

    This course will prepare the student to become an effective drug educator with emphasis on historical and current drug use and trends and its effects on society and human behavior. (Goal is for students to make positive decisions to protect their own health but also higher understanding of effects to social health/life when others use or abuse drugs.)

    HLTH3120 Human Sexuality - 3 s.h.

    Discussion of sexual biology, psychology, and sociocultural dimension of human sexual health and behavior.

    HLTH3220 Personal and Community Health - 3 s.h.

    A foundational course designed for students to become informed about health as well as becoming responsible and active participants in the maintenance of their personal health and affecting the health of their community. The course is intended to provide coverage of health promotion, mental health, stress management, afflictions and diseases, aging, environmental health, consumerism and health care and promotion. ELO4 Global Learning - Sustainability.

    HLTH3560 Sports Nutrition - 3 s.h.

    The course is designed to evaluate the study of nutrition as it specifically relates to physical activity, fitness, and sport performance. This course evaluates the evidence-based nutritional needs and use of various fuel types for a variety of physical activity. From the review of energy balance, body composition, and roles of specific nutrients, to the evaluation of nutritional claims and performance enhancing products. Prerequisite: HLTH2560.

    HLTH3900 Advanced Topics in Health and Human Performance - 3 s.h.

    A study of selected topics in health to be announced prior to the semester when the course is offered. Probable topics to be addressed include: human diseases, environmental health, human sexuality, substance abuse, death education, aging, and etc. May be repeated for credit as topics change.

    HLTH4710 Internship in Health and Physical Education - 3-6 s.h.

    Laboratory internship experience providing for practical application of knowledge and theory in a professional setting. Student acquires experience in all phases of the operation with highly qualified personnel in a selected health or institutional setting. Six weeks of involvement preferably taken consecutively. Waived for student completing teacher education program.

  • Health and Movement Science
    Courses Offered
    • HMSC3200Foundations of Evidence Based Practice
      HMSC3200 Foundations of Evidence Based Practice - 3 s.h.

      Presentation of introductory research and writing methods. Introduction to the application of evidence-based practice using various tools to evaluate the research as evidence. This class will result in a final critically appraised topic paper and poster presentation.

    • HMSC4320Organizational Administration and Policy Analysis
      HMSC4320 Organizational Administration and Policy Analysis - 3 s.h.

      A study of the administrative structure in health, physical education, and athletics, and the interrelatedness of these programs to the specific needs of the community.

    • HMSC4330Organization and Administration for the Health Care Professional
      HMSC4330 Organization and Administration for the Health Care Professional - 3 s.h.

      Provide an understanding of concepts and applications when administering a sports medicine program. Sports medicine professionals may include, but are not limited to, athletic trainers, nurses, physical therapists, physicians, and community health professionals.

    • HMSC4800Health and Movement Science Internship
      HMSC4800 Health and Movement Science Internship - 3-6 s.h.

      Laboratory internship experience providing for practical application of knowledge and theory in a professional setting. Student acquires experience in all phases of the operation with highly qualified personnel in a selected agency with a focus on health, coaching, or physical education. Areas may include, health/wellness organization, medical clinic, sports information, sports management, recreation programs, facility management, and others as approved by the HMS internship coordinator. Six weeks of involvement preferably taken consecutively. Waived for student completing teacher education program. Repeatable to a maximum of six hours.

    HMSC3200Foundations of Evidence Based Practice HMSC4320Organizational Administration and Policy Analysis HMSC4330Organization and Administration for the Health Care Professional HMSC4800Health and Movement Science Internship
    Course Descriptions
    HMSC3200 Foundations of Evidence Based Practice - 3 s.h.

    Presentation of introductory research and writing methods. Introduction to the application of evidence-based practice using various tools to evaluate the research as evidence. This class will result in a final critically appraised topic paper and poster presentation.

    HMSC4320 Organizational Administration and Policy Analysis - 3 s.h.

    A study of the administrative structure in health, physical education, and athletics, and the interrelatedness of these programs to the specific needs of the community.

    HMSC4330 Organization and Administration for the Health Care Professional - 3 s.h.

    Provide an understanding of concepts and applications when administering a sports medicine program. Sports medicine professionals may include, but are not limited to, athletic trainers, nurses, physical therapists, physicians, and community health professionals.

    HMSC4800 Health and Movement Science Internship - 3-6 s.h.

    Laboratory internship experience providing for practical application of knowledge and theory in a professional setting. Student acquires experience in all phases of the operation with highly qualified personnel in a selected agency with a focus on health, coaching, or physical education. Areas may include, health/wellness organization, medical clinic, sports information, sports management, recreation programs, facility management, and others as approved by the HMS internship coordinator. Six weeks of involvement preferably taken consecutively. Waived for student completing teacher education program. Repeatable to a maximum of six hours.

  • Health Care Administration
    Courses Offered
    • HCAD3330Healthcare Finance and Economics
      HCAD3330 Healthcare Finance and Economics - 3 s.h.

      Focuses on the study of healthcare delivery systems from an economic perspective. Provides an introduction to the most commonly used financial concepts, principles, and techniques of healthcare financial management of both for-profit and not-for-profit healthcare organizations.

    • HCAD3420Human Resources and Organizational Behavior for Healthcare
      HCAD3420 Human Resources and Organizational Behavior for Healthcare - 3 s.h.

      Explores the impact of individual behavior, group behavior, and structure on organizational effectiveness. Focuses on topics such as motivation, leadership, decision-making, power and politics, interpersonal communication, group structure and processes, human resource needs, change processes, conflict, organizational culture, organizational change, work design, appraisal of job performance, training and development, and technological advances.

    • HCAD4100Internship in Health Care Management
      HCAD4100 Internship in Health Care Management - 3 s.h.

      Internship that allows students to work with professionals in a health care management setting. The student will play an active role in identifying potential field sponsors.

    • HCAD4300Introduction to Healthcare Informatics
      HCAD4300 Introduction to Healthcare Informatics - 3 s.h.

      Focuses on the components of the informatics field, the impact of information systems and emerging information technology roles on the dynamic field of healthcare. Emphasis is placed on the functions of the informatics specialists, the licensing, accrediting, and regulatory compliance aspects, as well as the potential of electronic management records to improve the quality of patient care.

    • HCAD4310Healthcare Electronic Database Systems
      HCAD4310 Healthcare Electronic Database Systems - 3 s.h.

      Focuses on the theories and concepts of file and database structures; how data is captured, stored, structured, processed, and retrieved as well as the most common tools and techniques used. Emphasis is based on comparing various database systems regarding strengths and weaknesses.

    • HCAD4320Electronic Data Management
      HCAD4320 Electronic Data Management - 3 s.h.

      Focuses on specific knowledge management techniques including data structures and models, manipulation of data using queuing language, data mining, and database security methods. Emphasis is based on application of decision making steps: identification, acquisition, analysis, interpretation, and application of data to a specific knowledge management system.

    • HCAD4400Quality Assurance in Operation Management
      HCAD4400 Quality Assurance in Operation Management - 3 s.h.

      Examination of voluntary and governmental efforts to address quality in the U.S. Health Care System. Includes a study of historical methods and current quality assurance, quality improvement and performance improvement models used in a variety of health care settings.

    • HCAD4500Leadership in Health Care
      HCAD4500 Leadership in Health Care - 3 s.h.

      Examination of leadership, management, and change theories. Emphasis on integrating the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to collaborate in creating, mobilizing, and motivating multidisciplinary health care teams to achieve excellence and high quality outcomes.

    • INTD3720Legal Aspects of Health Care Management
      INTD3720 Legal Aspects of Health Care Management - 3 s.h.

      Overview of the doctrines and principles of law which are foundational to legally sound health care. Current legal dilemmas faced in the health care professions will be explored.

    HCAD3330Healthcare Finance and Economics HCAD3420Human Resources and Organizational Behavior for Healthcare HCAD4100Internship in Health Care Management HCAD4300Introduction to Healthcare Informatics HCAD4310Healthcare Electronic Database Systems HCAD4320Electronic Data Management HCAD4400Quality Assurance in Operation Management HCAD4500Leadership in Health Care INTD3720Legal Aspects of Health Care Management
    Course Descriptions
    HCAD3330 Healthcare Finance and Economics - 3 s.h.

    Focuses on the study of healthcare delivery systems from an economic perspective. Provides an introduction to the most commonly used financial concepts, principles, and techniques of healthcare financial management of both for-profit and not-for-profit healthcare organizations.

    HCAD3420 Human Resources and Organizational Behavior for Healthcare - 3 s.h.

    Explores the impact of individual behavior, group behavior, and structure on organizational effectiveness. Focuses on topics such as motivation, leadership, decision-making, power and politics, interpersonal communication, group structure and processes, human resource needs, change processes, conflict, organizational culture, organizational change, work design, appraisal of job performance, training and development, and technological advances.

    HCAD4100 Internship in Health Care Management - 3 s.h.

    Internship that allows students to work with professionals in a health care management setting. The student will play an active role in identifying potential field sponsors.

    HCAD4300 Introduction to Healthcare Informatics - 3 s.h.

    Focuses on the components of the informatics field, the impact of information systems and emerging information technology roles on the dynamic field of healthcare. Emphasis is placed on the functions of the informatics specialists, the licensing, accrediting, and regulatory compliance aspects, as well as the potential of electronic management records to improve the quality of patient care.

    HCAD4310 Healthcare Electronic Database Systems - 3 s.h.

    Focuses on the theories and concepts of file and database structures; how data is captured, stored, structured, processed, and retrieved as well as the most common tools and techniques used. Emphasis is based on comparing various database systems regarding strengths and weaknesses.

    HCAD4320 Electronic Data Management - 3 s.h.

    Focuses on specific knowledge management techniques including data structures and models, manipulation of data using queuing language, data mining, and database security methods. Emphasis is based on application of decision making steps: identification, acquisition, analysis, interpretation, and application of data to a specific knowledge management system.

    HCAD4400 Quality Assurance in Operation Management - 3 s.h.

    Examination of voluntary and governmental efforts to address quality in the U.S. Health Care System. Includes a study of historical methods and current quality assurance, quality improvement and performance improvement models used in a variety of health care settings.

    HCAD4500 Leadership in Health Care - 3 s.h.

    Examination of leadership, management, and change theories. Emphasis on integrating the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to collaborate in creating, mobilizing, and motivating multidisciplinary health care teams to achieve excellence and high quality outcomes.

    INTD3720 Legal Aspects of Health Care Management - 3 s.h.

    Overview of the doctrines and principles of law which are foundational to legally sound health care. Current legal dilemmas faced in the health care professions will be explored.

  • History
    Courses Offered
    • HIST1100The History of Iowa
      HIST1100 The History of Iowa - 3 s.h.

      HIST1100 The History of Iowa 3 s.h. A survey of Iowa from the 1600s to the present, including Native Americans, early European and U.S. settlement, the path to statehood, the development of agriculture, military conflicts, religion, education, and Iowa's role in the nation and world, with opportunities for students to explore local history resources. Offered online only. Does not fulfill a general education requirement.

    • HIST1200History of the African Diaspora
      HIST1200 History of the African Diaspora - 3 s.h.

      A history of the people of African descent in the Americas, including the United States, as well as the Caribbean, Central and South America. Issues of survival and resistance, the persistence of racism and white supremacy, and struggles for freedom, across countries and time periods, will be stressed. Goal 4, ELO5 Histories - Equality, ELO5 Histories - Equality and Peace, GE3B Liberal Learning-Histories.

    • HIST1280History of the Community of Christ (also RELG1280)
      HIST1280 History of the Community of Christ (also RELG1280) - 3 s.h.

      The rise of the Latter Day Saint movement, the migration to the Midwest, the disruption at Nauvoo, the development of the Reorganization and other factions, and a survey of the conditions, trends, and problems in the contemporary Community of Christ and other factions of this unique American religious movement.

    • HIST1310World Civilizations I
      HIST1310 World Civilizations I - 3 s.h.

      An introductory survey of selected world civilizations from earliest times to approximately 1500 A.D., combining broad chronological coverage with intensive concentration on a small number of selected topics. Those social, political, economic and intellectual themes which have a direct bearing upon contemporary culture and society will be stressed. Goal 4, ELO5 Histories - World Citizenship, ELO5 Histories - Sustainability

    • HIST1320World Civilizations II
      HIST1320 World Civilizations II - 3 s.h.

      An introductory survey of selected world civilizations from the emergence of Western Europe as a center of world power. The impact of Western civilizations upon the development of other world civilizations and the contemporary emergence of a global perspective will be stressed. Goal 4, ELO5 Histories - World Citizenship, ELO5 Histories - Innovation, GE3B Liberal Learning-Histories.

    • HIST1560United States Environmental History
      HIST1560 United States Environmental History - 3 s.h.

      An examination of the complex relationship between human society and nature from early settlements to the present in what is now the United States. Important topics include the impact of human settlement, population growth, use of land and natural resources, the effects of industrialization, and the development of the conservation and environmental movements. Goal 1B, ELO5 Histories - Sustainability.

    • HIST1700History Museum Management Internship (also HIST3700)
      HIST1700 History Museum Management Internship (also HIST3700) - 1-15 s.h.

      A work-study program under the direction of the professional staff of a recognized historical collection, historical society, or historical site. This program consists of on-the-job training in various areas as determined by the student’s interests and needs. Areas available for study include museum interpretation, administration, management and staffing, display, publicity, preservation and restoration methods, acquisitioning, archives, research, records management, and development and care of properties. NOTE: No more than 6 hours of the internship will be applied to the normal history and social science major requirements. The hours involved will count as resident credit.

    • HIST2000Individual Study (Goal 1B)
      HIST2000 Individual Study (Goal 1B) - 1-3 s.h.
    • HIST2100History of Terrorism
      HIST2100 History of Terrorism - 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.

    • HIST2200Survey of Latin American History I
      HIST2200 Survey of Latin American History I - 3 s.h.

      A history of the peoples of the Americas, from their arrival in the western hemisphere through the 19th century. Topics to be addressed include Native American societies and states, the encounter with Europe, the long colonial period, and struggles for political and economic independence. Goal 1B, ELO5 Histories - World Citizenship, ELO5 Histories - Equality and Peace

    • HIST2210Survey of Latin American History II
      HIST2210 Survey of Latin American History II - 3 s.h.

      A history of the peoples of Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and South America, from the 19th century to the present. Topics to be addressed include struggles for political and economic independence, social movements, and the influence of North American and other outside powers. Goal 1B, ELO5 Histories - World Citizenship, ELO5 Histories - Equality and Peace

    • HIST2340Middle Eastern Civilization I
      HIST2340 Middle Eastern Civilization I

      A survey of Middle Eastern civilization from the pre-Islamic Middle East to 1500 with attention to the origins and growth of Islam, the cultural and economic impact of the Islamic empire and the relationship with other regions. Goal 1B, ELO5 Histories - Peace, ELO5 Histories - Equality and Peace. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • HIST2360Middle Eastern Civilization II
      HIST2360 Middle Eastern Civilization II - 3 s.h.

      A survey of the Middle East from 1500 to the present, beginning with the rise of the Ottoman and Safavid empires. Attention will be given to the growth of European interests in the Middle East and the response to that interest, as well as the making of modern states in the Middle East. Goal 1B, ELO5 Histories - Peace, ELO5 Histories - Equality and Peace. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • HIST2400Historical Inquiry
      HIST2400 Historical Inquiry - 3 s.h.

      An exploration of the nature, uses, and methodologies of historical inquiry. Designed to help students with an interest in history to better understand the discipline. Students formulate historical questions, engage in basic research, review literature, and investigate the nature of historical interpretation. Prerequisite: 9 semester hours of history courses or instructor permission.

    • HIST2410United States History to 1877
      HIST2410 United States History to 1877 - 3 s.h.

      A survey of the personalities, events, and ideas which have shaped United States history from the earliest colonial settlements to the Civil War and Reconstruction. Emphasis upon the struggle for independence, the establishment of government under the Constitution, and the succeeding political, social, and economic movements that culminated in the Civil War. Goal 1B, ELO5 Histories - Innovation

    • HIST2420United States History Since 1877
      HIST2420 United States History Since 1877 - 3 s.h.

      A survey of the personalities, events, and ideas that have shaped United States history since the Civil War and Reconstruction. Emphasis upon the rise of the industrial United States, 20th century adjustments to prosperity, depression and world war, and the political, social, and economic changes since World War II. Goal 1B, ELO5 Histories - Innovation, GE3B Liberal Learning-Histories.

    • HIST2900Topics in History (Goal 1B)
      HIST2900 Topics in History (Goal 1B) - 1-3 s.h.
    • HIST3000Individual Study (Goal 1B)
      HIST3000 Individual Study (Goal 1B) - 1-3 s.h.
    • HIST3200Modern Mexico
      HIST3200 Modern Mexico - 3 s.h.

      A history of Mexico from the end of the Porfiriato through the 2000 presidential election. Emphasis will be placed on the Mexican Revolution and the rise and dominance of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI). +This course is only offered every other year.

    • HIST3220History of Inequality in the United States
      HIST3220 History of Inequality in the United States - 3 s.h.

      This course examines the causes and consequences of social, political, and economic inequalities in modern United States history. Through the examination of primary sources, students will engage in discussion of the cultural impact that inequality has had in shaping modern US society.

    • HIST3230Sport in US History
      HIST3230 Sport in US History - 3 s.h.

      This course examines the root of sport in US history, from the colonial era to the present. Students will examine the relationship between organized sport and the social movements in the US, such as the Civil Rights Movement, Women’s Rights and the Cold War.

    • HIST3240Rights and Responsibilities in the United States (also POLS3240)
      HIST3240 Rights and Responsibilities in the United States (also POLS3240) - 3 s.h.

      A study of the history of the creation and evolving interpretation of the U.S. Constitution, with emphasis on important issues decided by the Supreme Court. Goal 1B, ELO5 Histories - Equality, ELO5 Histories - Equality and Peace. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • HIST3370The United States Presidency (also POLS3370)
      HIST3370 The United States Presidency (also POLS3370) - 3 s.h.

      The evolution of the office of the President, the recruitment of Presidents, and the various functions performed by the President. Goal 1B. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • HIST3460United States Foreign Relations (also POLS3460)
      HIST3460 United States Foreign Relations (also POLS3460) - 3 s.h.

      A history of the interaction of the United States with the people and governments of foreign nations from 1898 to the present. Topics include US imperial ambitions, the world wars, the Cold War, and US concerns with foreign nationalist movements. Goal 1B, ELO5 Social Science - World Citizenship, ELO5 Social Science - Equality and Peace. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • HIST3470British Foreign Relations (also POLS3470)
      HIST3470 British Foreign Relations (also POLS3470)

      Survey of Britain’s relations with governments and peoples in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas in the period 1815-1970. Topics include Britain’s role in shaping the post-Napoleonic order, development of imperial policy in the 19th century, Britain and the pre-World War I alliance system, the policy of appeasement, and the transition to a diminished world role after World War II. Goal 1B. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • HIST3530History of the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict
      HIST3530 History of the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict - 3 s.h.

      A history of one of the world's most intractable conflicts; examines the origins of this conflict; the concept of Zionism and the establishment of the State of Israel; the development of Palestinian nationalism; and outside forces-including Arab nationalism, colonialism and great power interests-that have had a major impact on the conflict. Goal 1B

    • HIST3540United States Military History
      HIST3540 United States Military History - 3 s.h.

      Role and evolution of the armed forces in the United States from the Revolutionary War to the present. Emphasis on the major wars fought by the United States with an exploration of their causes and effects. Other topics will include the impact of technology and leadership on the armed forces and the relationship between the military and U.S. society. Goal 1B.

    • HIST3550Contemporary United States History
      HIST3550 Contemporary United States History - 3 s.h.

      The history of the United States since 1960 emphasizing social and cultural trends. Goal 1B +This course is only offered every other year.

    • HIST3620The Middle Ages
      HIST3620 The Middle Ages - 3 s.h.

      A thematic study of the mingling of Germanic, Roman and Christian traditions in Europe from circa 300 through 1450. Major topics will include the establishment of Papal authority, the Crusades, Chivalry, and the Black Death, and the changes in political and religious authority throughout the period. Historical research and writing practices will be emphasized. Goal 1B. +This course is only offered every other year.