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AFAM-107 Intro African American Studies 3 X X

Introduction to African American Studies is designed for the person who is interested in subjects as diverse as African Civilizations, Diasporic Popular Culture, the Harlem Renaissance, African-Black American Religions, Theories of Development, the Black Arts Movement, and Africana Literature. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment and Race/Ethnicity/Gender Issues Typically Offered Fall Only

Prerequisites: None

ANHH-371 Medical Anthropology Honors 3 X X

Medical anthropology deals with illness and healing in cross-cultural perspective, and raises questions about the nature and cause of illness, the effectiveness of various forms of therapy, and the roles and attributes of different types of healers. Attention will also be directed to the relationship between classical medicine and the religious traditions of Hinduism Islam, Buddhism and Taoism and to the modern revival of traditional medicine and its role in the health-care delivery. This course meets General Education requirements Global Consciousness and Social Awareness. Typically Offered Fall, Spring and Summer.

Prerequisites: None

ANTH-121 Intro Physical Anthropology 3 X Y

Compares methods, investigates theoretical views and physical evidence about the origin of humans and culture. The evolution of animals, primates, humans and their culture is gained from fossils, artifacts, and studies of human and other animal behavior. This course meets General Education requirements: Social Awareness; Race/Ethnicity/Gender Issues; Social Foundations. Typically Offered Fall, Spring

Prerequisites: None

ANTH-122 Intro Cultural Anthropology 3 X X Y

Examination of importance of culture for human adaptation and survival. The variations and uniformities within the lifeways of humankind demonstrate the richness of human responses to basic needs to subsist, order behavior, and adjust to change. Systems of meaning which allow humans to make sense of their efforts are studied. A holistic approach to the comparative study of human populations. This course meets General Education requirements: Global Consciousness, Social Awareness and Race/Ethnicity/Gender Issues; Social Foundations. Typically Offered Fall, Spring

Prerequisites: None

ANTH-300 North American Archaeology 3 X X

Designed to provide the background for an understanding of the great diversity of cultures and lifeways which developed in North America following the migration of Asians both during and after the Wisconsin glaciations. These "Native Americans" were the ancestors of the peoples contacted by Europeans during the Post Columbian period. These early cultures can only be studied through the application of the theories, methods, and techniques of archaeology and careful assessment of the oral traditions of the native peoples. Also includes the earliest reports of Europeans who first made contact before widespread dispersion, war, and disease obliterated many of the records. This course meets General Education requirements: Social Awareness and Race/Ethnicity/Gender Issues. Typically Offered Spring Only

Prerequisites: ANTH 121 with minimum grade of D- or ANTH 122 with minimum grade of D- or SOCY 121 with minimum grade of D- or SOCY 122 with minimum grade of D-

ANTH-310 North American Indians 3 X X

An ethnohistorical survey of selected Indian groups north of Mexico from the time of in-migration by big game hunters via Beringea to the present. The adaptation of populations to culture areas and then adjustment to settlement and control by European powers and later by the United States and Canada are studied from the perspectives of the first Americans. This course meets General Education requirements: Social Awareness and Race/Ethnicity/Gender Issues. Typically Offered Fall Only

Prerequisites: ANTH 121 with minimum grade of D- or ANTH 122 with minimum grade of D- or SOCY 121 with minimum grade of D- or SOCY 122 with minimum grade of D-

ANTH-320 Contemp American Indian Issues 3 X X

A general survey of the issues, policies, problems, and people pertinent to the existence of American Indians in the United States in the 20th Century. This course meets general education requirements: Social Awareness; Race/Ethnicity/Gender Issues. Typically Offered On Demand

Prerequisites: ANTH 121 with minimum grade of D- or ANTH 122 with minimum grade of D- or SOCY 121 with minimum grade of D- or SOCY 122 with minimum grade of D-

ANTH-321 Women in Crosscult Perspective 3 X X

This course will provide a historical, theoretical, and cultural context for studying women in developing countries. Western cultural conceptions of sex, gender, and women will be considered followed by a consideration of the ideology of patriarchy and the evolution of sexual stratification. Several Asian, African, Latin American constructions of femininity, sexuality and womanhood will be studied. The gendering of development and how women have organized and struggled for human and sexual rights will also be studied. This course meets General Education requirements: Social Awareness and Global Consciousness. Typically Offered Spring Only, Even Ye

Prerequisites: None

ANTH-371 Medical Anthropology 3 X X

Medical anthropology deals with illness and healing in cross-cultural perspective, and raises questions about the nature and cause of illness, the effectiveness of various forms of therapy, and the roles and attributes of different types of healers. Attention will also be directed to the relationship between classical medicine and the religious traditions of Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism and Taoism and to the modern revival of traditional medicine and its role in the health-care delivery. This course meets General Education requirements: Social Awareness and Global Consciousness. Typically Offered Fall Only

Prerequisites: ANTH 122 with minimum grade of D- or GEOG 112 with minimum grade of D- or SOCY 121 with minimum grade of D-

ANTH-374 Reproductive Health-Sexuality 3 X X

Health, healing and learning how their bodies work are issues of concern to women worldwide. In this class students will take a cross-cultural approach to understanding how pregnancy and reproduction are socially and culturally contructed and constrained. Students will experience a radically new way of considering and representing the body. Students will also examine reproductive rights concerns, birth control, and the relation of sexually transmitted diseases to fertility and women's perceptions of their bodies. This course meets General Education requirements: Social Awareness and Global Consciousness. Typically Offered On Demand

Prerequisites: ANTH 122 with minimum grade of D- or GEOG 112 with minimum grade of D- or SOCY 121 with minimum grade of D-

ANTH-385 Japanese Culture and Society 3 X X

An introduction to the culture and society of Japan. Special emphasis will be given to the socio-psychological aspects of Japanese culture, especially in the areas of communication, child-rearing, male-female relationships, reciprocal obligations, persistence, and achievement motivation. This course meets General Education requirements: Social Awareness; Global Consciousness. Typically Offered Fall Only

Prerequisites: None

ANTH-386 Japanese Culture and Society 2 3 X X

A continuation of ANTH 385. The effects of prehistoric and historic factors on the cultural context of modern Japanese culture. Special attention will be given to American attitudes about Japanese culture and society. This course meets General Education requirements: Social Awareness; Global Consciousness. Typically Offered Spring Only

Prerequisites: None

ARCH-244 Architectural History 1 3 X

Overview of historical development of western architecture spanning the ancient, classical, medieval, renaissance, and primarily the modern periods, with emphasis upon the relationship of form and structure to the social, environmental and technological factors of the culture from which the architecture came. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Fall, Spring

Prerequisites: None

ARCH-245 Architectural History 2 3 X

An investigation of the primary styles and movements in Western and non-Western architecture from the Renaissance through the 20th Century. The Course will examine cultural, architectural and technological developments during the periods of modernization in world history, including the industrial and Technological revolutions. Meets general education requirements for Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Spring only.

Prerequisites: ARCH 244

ARTH-110 Prehistoric thru Middle Ages 3 X

The history of art in Western Culture from prehistoric art through the art of the Middle Ages. Emphasizes the Classical Period of Greece and Rome and the Christian art of the Middle Ages. This course meets general education requirements: Cultural Enrichment Typically Offered On Demand

Prerequisites: None

ARTH-111 Renaissance thru 20th Century 3 X

The history of art in Western Culture from the Renaissance to the 20th Century. Emphasizes Renaissance, Baroque, 19th and 20th Century styles. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered On Demand

Prerequisites: None

ARTH-203 African American Art History 3 X X

An introduction to visual art-sculpture, painting, drawings, pottery, textiles- produced by African Americans from the colonial era to the present. Attention will be given to the aesthetic links between African art forms and African American artistic expression. The course also exposes students to the social, political, and economic conditions that impacted the production of visual art by African Americans. This course meets the General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment and Race/Ethnicity/Gender Typically Offered On Demand

Prerequisites: None

ARTH-310 History of 20th Century Art 3 X

20th Century Art Styles from Manet to the present, including Fauvism, cubism, non-objective art, abstract expression, pop, op, and post modern art. This course meets general education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered On Demand

Prerequisites: ARTH 110 or ARTH 111

ARTH-311 History of Graphic Design 3 X

A chronological survey of the development of graphic design from the advent of writing through printing, photography, and computer graphics. This course meets General Education requirement: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered On Demand

Prerequisites: ARTH 110 or ARTH 111

ARTH-312 American Art 3 X

American Art is a survey of art from the Puritans in the 1600s to the present. This course will examine the major art movements in American culture, including architecture, painting, and sculpture, and trace the development of a uniquely "American " style. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered On Demand

Prerequisites: ENGL 250

ARTH-325 Women and Art 3 X X

Contributions of women in the visual arts of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment and Race/Ethnicity/Gender Issues. Typically Offered On Demand

Prerequisites: None

ARTS-101 Basic Art 3 X

Fundamental art training, two dimensional art, introduction to various techniques and media. Pencil, pastel, ink, and watercolor will be explored while interpreting a variety of subject matter including still-life, landscape, and the figure. Creative problem solving will be stressed. This course meets general education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered On Demand

Prerequisites: None

ARTS-102 Intermediate Art 3 X

Two dimensional art, drawing with various color media; includes color theory, mixing, and composition. Painting experiences range from representational to the abstract. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered On Demand

Prerequisites: None

ARTS-130 Experiments in Painting 3 X

A studio course exploring the creative aspects of painting. Acquaints students with the media of oil and acrylic and encourages individualistic style in painting. This course meets general education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Spring Only

Prerequisites: None

ASTR-110 Archaeoastronomy 1 X

Introductory astronomy involving various alignments of the sun and particular stars at special times of the year with buildings, temples and pyramids of ancient archaeological sites. Areas of study include the Egyptian pyramids and temples, Stonehenge, Teotihuacan, Monte Alban, Chichen Itza, and the Jai Singh observatories in India. This course meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding. Typically Offered On Demand

Prerequisites: None

ASTR-120 The Stellar System 4 Y

Introductory astronomy involving distance determination methods, radiation concepts, characteristics of our sun, star types and their evolution, Red Giants, White Dwarfs, Planetary Nebula, Pulsars, Black Holes, multiple and binary star systems, clusters, the Milky Way, other galaxies, and cosmology. Laboratory includes telescope observation. Laboratory contains exercises related to topics covered in lecture. This course meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding Lab. Typically Offered Spring Summer

Prerequisites: MATH 010 with minimum grade of C- or ACT Math with minimum score of 15 or SAT Mathematics (old) with minimum score of 350 or SAT1 Math with minimum score of 350

ASTR-130 The Solar System 4 Y

Introductory astronomy involving historical contributions of ancient and early astronomers, Kepler's and Newton's laws, ellipse properties and planetary motions, the sun-earth-moon system, geological and meteorological characteristics of each planet and its moons, comet characteristics, and asteroids. Laboratory includes telescope observation. Laboratory contains exercises related to topics covered in lecture. This course meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding Lab. Typically Offered Fall Only

Prerequisites: MATH 010 with minimum grade of C- or ACT Math with minimum score of 15 or SAT Mathematics (old) with minimum score of 350 or SAT1 Math with minimum score of 350

ASTR-140 The Sun 3 Y

Introductory astronomy involving ancient shadow and sun positional astronomy, evolution of our sun and similar stars, interior modeling of the sun involving its temperature, pressure and energy transport; magnetic properties associated with sun surface features as sunspots, prominences, and flairs; and the effects of the sun on the earth. Solar telescope observation to be arranged. This course meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding Lab. Typically Offered On Demand

Prerequisites: MATH 010 with minimum grade of C- or ACT Math with minimum score of 15 or SAT Mathematics (old) with minimum score of 350 or SAT1 Math with minimum score of 350

ASTR-230 Introduction to Astrophysics 3 X

Concepts of physics will be reexamined in more detail to show how they apply to various areas of astronomy. Appropriate mathematics is used to describe the celestial phenomena observed. Topics include celestial mechanics, electromagnetic spectra, distance determination, binary system, stellar structure, and variable stars. This course meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding. Typically Offered Summer Only

Prerequisites: (ASTR 120 and MATH 120) or (ASTR 130 and MATH 120)

BIOL-101 Genetics-Human Aspects 4 Y

The emphasis is fundamental genetic principles and concepts and how these apply to individuals within our culture and society as a whole. Topics include transmission of inherited traits, chromosomal abnormalities, gene structure and function, genes in populations and genetic implications of cancer, genetic engineering, evolution, eugenics and bioethics. Designed for non-science majors; not applicable to the applied biology major. This course meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding, Lab. Typically Offered Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: None

BIOL-103 Biological Concepts 4 Y

This course is a broad overview of the field of biology, for non-biology majors. The various fields and levels of biology will be presented with an emphasis on the basic principles underlying all areas and all levels of biology. This course is suitable for students needing a general introduction to biology, for students in elementary education, or for students preparing to take the majors biology course, BIOL 121-122. This course meets the Scientific Understanding requirement for general education. Typically Offered Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: None

BIOL-108 Medical Microbiology 3 Y

Introduction to the microbial world with an emphasis on human microbial disease mechanism and the basis of a protective immune response. The laboratory provides practical experience with fundamental techniques and instrumentation. Designed for students in allied health associate degree programs. This course meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding, Lab. Typically Offered Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: None

BIOL-109 Basic Human Anatomy-Physiology 4 Y

An introductory course designed to provide students with a basic understanding of the structural organization and functions of the major systems of the human body. Laboratories provide opportunities to observe various anatomical parts and investigate physiological phenomena. For non-science students and is not applicable toward the applied biology major. This course meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding, Lab. Typically Offered Fall, Spring

Prerequisites: None

BIOL-111 Environmental Biology 4 Y

Fundamental principles of biology as they apply to people, their health, as individual organisms, as species, and as a part of a functioning ecosystem. Designed for non-science majors; not applicable to the applied biology major. This course meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding, Lab. Typically Offered Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: None

BIOL-113 Basic Botany 3 Y

An introduction to the structure and function of higher vascular plants. Emphasis is given to the major plant organs and the processes of photosynthesis and respiration. This course meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding, Lab. Typically Offered Fall, Summer

Prerequisites: None

BIOL-114 Biology and Turfgrass Maint 4 Y

The study of the biology of plants and soils as they relate to the turfgrass environment. Includes the growth, care, and management of turf and turfgrass, used on golf courses. Intended for professional golf management majors. This course meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding, Lab. Typically Offered Summer Only

Prerequisites: None

BIOL-116 Nature Study 4 Y

Great Lakes flora and fauna are studied, with emphasis on ecological relationships and environmental impacts. Fisheries and wildlife management principles are also discussed. Open to recreation and outdoor activities directors, teachers needing updating in natural science, lifelong learning adults and others interested in the out-of-doors. Not applicable to the applied biology major. Some hiking required. This course meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding, Lab. Typically Offered On Demand

Prerequisites: None

BIOL-121 General Biology 1 4 Y

The first semester of a year long sequence in introductory biology designed for the science major and as a Typically Offered Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: CHEM 121 or CHEM 114

BIOL-122 General Biology 2 4 Y

The second semester of a year long sequence in introductory biology. The topics covered include the kingdom Animalia (Invertebrates, vertebrates, embryology, Homeostasis, and behavior), biomolecules, and cell endrgetics (enzyme function, respiration and photosynthesis), and molecular genetics (gene expression, mutation, recombination, and genetic engineering). Laboratory exercises are designed to enhance the lecture material with hands- on experiences. Designed for students in science baccalaureate programs. This course meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding, Lab. Typically Offered Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: (BIOL 121 with minimum grade of C- and CHEM 121 with minimum grade of D-) or (BIOL 121 with minimum grade of C- and CHEM 114 with minimum grade of D-)

BIOL-205 Human Anatomy-Physiology 5 Y

An integrated course in human anatomy and physiology which emphasizes structure and function as they relate to clinical considerations. Basic concepts of structure and function will be discussed at the cellular tissue and organ system levels. Laboratory will utilize cadavers in anatomical studies. Designed for students in allied health associate degree programs; and science education, medical technology and sports medicine baccalaureate degree programs. This course meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding, Lab. Typically Offered Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: CHEM 114 with minimum grade of C- or CHEM 121

BIOL-218 Microbial Ecology 3 Y

The course will cover microbial interactions, both intraspecific and interspecific, and the role of microbes in plant and animal ecology; response to abiotic environmental factors and their role in biogeochemical cycling and biodegradation, and the use of microbes to recover metals and petroleum, and how genetically engineered microbes are being used for pest control. Designed for biology education, environmental biology, and environmental health students. Meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding Lab. Typically Offered Spring Only

Prerequisites: BIOL 103 with minimum grade of C- or BIOL 121 with minimum grade of C-

BIOL-280 Applied Fermentation 3 Y

This introductory level course will examine the application of basic concepts of microbiology involved in the production of food by fermentation. The student's classroom understanding of vinification (wine making) and cheese production will be enhanced by extensive field learning experiences via instructional visitations of vineyards as well as industrial wine and cheese manufacturing facilities. This course meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding. Typically Offered Summer only.

Prerequisites: None

BIOL-286 General Microbiology 3 Y

Introduction to the microbial world including microbial structure, function, metabolism, classification, genetics, control of microbial growth and immunity. The laboratory provides practical experience with fundamental concepts, techniques and instrumentation. This course is designed for students in the clinical laboratory science program and is open to other students by permission of the professor. This course meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding, Lab. Typically Offered Spring Only

Prerequisites: CHEM 122 with minimum grade of D-

BIOL-300 Pathophysiology 3 X

A study of general principles and causes of disease and resultant abnormal physiological functions of the organ systems. Included are discussions on cancer, aging, inflammation, stress, cardiovascular, nervous, respiratory, endocrine, excretory, digestive and musculoskeletal system dysfunction. Designed for students in allied health baccalaureate degree programs. This course meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding. Typically Offered Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: BIOL 205 with minimum grade of D- and CHEM 124 with minimum grade of D-

BIOL-301 Exercise Physiology 4 X

A study of the physiological adaptations that occur during the onset of exercise and the long-term effects of exercise as one engages in systemic physical training. This course meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding Typically Offered Spring Only, Even Ye

Prerequisites: BIOL 205

BIOL-321 Human Physiology-Anatomy 1 4 Y

First of two semesters of a comprehensive, integrated course in anatomy-physiology developing logical correlations between structures and their functions with emphasis on the molecular and cellular basis of organ system structure and function. Topics: cell physiology; control mechanisms; nervous, muscle, and endocrine systems. Laboratories include cadavers in anatomical studies and animal experimentation demonstrating physiological principles. Designed for students in science baccalaureate degree programs. This course meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding. Typically Offered Fall, Summer

Prerequisites: BIOL 121 with minimum grade of D- and BIOL 122 with minimum grade of D- and CHEM 122 with minimum grade of D-

BIOL-322 Human Physiology-Anatomy 2 4 X

Second of two semesters of a comprehensive, integrated course in anatomy-physiology developing logical correlations between structures and their function. Topics: respiratory, digestive, metabolic, cardiovascular, excretory and reproductive systems. Designed for students in science baccalaureate degree programs. Typically Offered Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: BIOL 321 with minimum grade of C-

BIOL-340 Evolution 3 X X

The study of the process of evolution, including the origin of species and fossil evidence in the geological record. Considers evidence of evolutionary relationships, including molecular homologies recently discovered by genome projects, the evolution of metabolic pathways, symbiotic relationships and the evolution of eukaryotes. Designed for science and non-science students and is applicable toward the Applied Biology major. This course meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding and Writing Intensive Course. Typically Offered Fall Only

Prerequisites: None

BIOL-344 Entomology 3 Y

Morphology, ecology, natural history and identification of the largest group of invertebrates, the insects. Emphasis on ecological, medical and economically important species. Designed for students in baccalaureate degree programs in science education and applied biology. This course meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding, Lab. Typically Offered Fall Only, Odd Years

Prerequisites: BIOL 122 with minimum grade of D-

BIOL-347 Environmental Conservation 3 Y

An in-depth study of interrelationships between humans and the environment, historical perspectives, present predicaments and future outlook. This course meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding, Lab. Typically Offered Fall Only

Prerequisites: None

BIOL-349 Medical Parasitology 3 Y

The basic concepts of parasitology with emphasis on the major types of medically important parasites will be covered, including life cycle, diagnosis, treatment, immunity and control. Laboratory stresses identification of the various developmental stages of these parasites. Designated for students in science baccalaureate degree programs. This course meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding, Lab. Typically Offered Spring Only, Even Ye

Prerequisites: BIOL 122 with minimum grade of C-

BIOL-351 Field Botany 3 Y

Collection and identification of Michigan flora including both woody and herbaceous species. Varying plant habitats will be studied. This course meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding, Lab. Typically Offered Summer Only

Prerequisites: BIOL 122 with minimum grade of D-

BIOL-370 Developmental Biology 4 Y

A study of the fundamental principles of development and the mechanisms responsible. An examination of the morphological changes which occur during development in vertebrates. Designed for students in science baccalaureate degree programs. This course meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding, Lab. Typically Offered Spring Only

Prerequisites: BIOL 122 with minimum grade of C-

BIOL-373 Cell Biology 3 X

A molecular approach to the study of cell structure, membrane transport phenomena, bioenergetics, and the regulation of gene activity. Techniques for cell research are emphasized. This course meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding. Typically Offered Fall Only

Prerequisites: BIOL 122 with minimum grade of C- and CHEM 124 with minimum grade of D-

BIOL-375 Principles of Genetics 3 X

A comprehensive course in genetics including molecular aspects of gene structure, function, and control in prokaryotes and eukaryotes, transmission genetics and genes in populations. Designed for students in science baccalaureate programs. This course meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding. Typically Offered Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: BIOL 122 with minimum grade of D-

BIOL-386 Microbiology and Immunology 5 Y

Fundamentals of the microbial world with emphasis on the medical aspects of microbiology, molecular basis of pathogenicity, chemotherapy, and the role of humoral and cellular immune responses in host protection and hypersensitivity. The laboratory provides practical experiences with fundamental concepts, techniques and instrumentation. Designed for students in science baccalaureate degree programs. A prior course in biochemistry is also required. This course meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding, Lab. Typically Offered Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: BIOL 232 or BIOL 322 with minimum grade of D-

BIOL-442 Ecology 3 Y

Study of the dynamic relationships between organisms (plant and animal) and their environment. This course is designed for students in baccalaureate programs in science education and applied biology. This course meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding, Lab. Typically Offered Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: BIOL 122 with minimum grade of D-

BIOL-460 Current Topics in BIOL 2 X

Students will use published literature to interpret and analyze current topics of biological interest. This is a capstone course for both the BA Biology and BS Applied Biology programs as it requires students to draw on their knowledge acquired throughout previous Biology coursework to complete the major written and oral reports. This course meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding. Typically Offered Fall, Spring

Prerequisites: ENGL 311 with minimum grade of D- or ENGL 321 with minimum grade of D-

BIOL-470 Molecular Genetics 4 X

An analysis of genetic phenomena at the molecular level. Topics include: structures of DNA, replication, recombination, mutation, repair, genomic sequences, chromatin structure, transcription, processing, translation, and the theory of selected techniques. Emphasis is on regulatory mechanisms. This course meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding. Typically Offered Spring Only Even Years

Prerequisites: CHEM 364 with minimum grade of C- and BIOL 375 with minimum grade of C-

BIOL-471 Recombinant DNA Lab 3 Y

Practical training in recombinant DNA techniques. The term project includes tissue DNA isolation, restrictions, electrophoresis, and Southern transfer; plasmid (ultracentrifugal) DNA isolation; and restriction; isolation of cloned gamma crystallin gene; non-radioactive labelling of cloned insert; and hybridization to Southern transfer. RFLP analysis of genetic defect in blind rats. This course meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding, Lab. Typically Offered Spring Only

Prerequisites: BIOL 375 and CHEM 333

BIOL-472 Proteins 3 X

The theory, molecular mechanisms, and practical aspects of the major techniques used in protein purification. Emphasis is placed on data interpretation and manipulation, trouble-shooting, and prediction of the impact of various errors on the data, for each technique. Included are: enzyme kinetics; buffer design; cell disruption; differential solubility; ion exchange, gel permeation, and affinity chromatography; ultracentrifugation; chromatofocusing; radioisotope use; PAGE; and IEF. This course meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding. Typically Offered Fall Only, Odd Years

Prerequisites: BIOL 122 and CHEM 322

BIOL-473 Proteins Laboratory 3 Y

Hands-on practical experience in protein purification. Student-developed term projects will utilize a variety of laboratory tecnhiques, including: enzyme assays, ammonium sulfate precipitation, ion exchange, ultracentrifugation, gel permeation chromatography, SDS-PAGE electrophoresis and other techniques. This course meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding, Lab. Typically Offered Fall Only

Prerequisites: CHEM 333

BIOL-474 Advanced Cell - Molecular Biol 3 X

Molecular biology of the cell, including basic genetic mechanisms, cell techniques, membranes and membrane components, cellular compartments, intracellular sorting, cytoskeleton, cell signalling, energy conversions, cell growth and division, differentiation, cell junctions, and others. This course meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding. Typically Offered Spring Only, Odd Years

Prerequisites: CHEM 364 with minimum grade of C- and BIOL 375 with minimum grade of C-

CHEM-103 Preparatory Chemistry 3 Y

Intended as preparation for CHEM 114 or CHEM 121 and should be taken by students with weak prior background in chemistry. It will emphasize the general process skills necessary for chemistry and introduce students to fundamental principles of chemistry, including observations and analysis; matter and atoms; periodic properties; the mole concept; chemical reactions; and states of matter. This course meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding, Lab. Typically Offered Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: MATH 110 with minimum grade of C- or ACT Math with minimum score of 19 or SAT Mathematics (old) with minimum score of 460 or SAT1 Math with minimum score of 460

CHEM-104 Chemistry and Food 4 Y

The underlying chemistry of food preparation and nutrition is discussed. A foundation of fundamental concepts in chemistry such as periodicity, bonding, solution behavior, changes in state, and chemical reactions is developed within the context of working with and eating food. This course meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding Lab. Typically Offered Spring Only

Prerequisites: MATH 010 or ACT Math with minimum score of 15 or SAT Mathematics (old) with minimum score of 350 or SAT1 Math with minimum score of 350

CHEM-114 Intro to General Chemistry 4 Y

A survey course covering the major topics of general chemistry relevant for biological or allied health applications, including atomic structure, chemical bonding, interpretation of equations, solution chemistry, and an introduction to acids and bases. Concurrent laboratory sessions will include experiments illustrating the principles discussed in lecture. This course meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding, Lab. A year of HS chemistry substitutes for CHEM103 Typically Offered Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: CHEM 103 with minimum grade of C- and (MATH 110 with minimum grade of C- or ACT Math with minimum score of 19 or SAT Mathematics (old) with minimum score of 460 or SAT1 Math with minimum score of 460)

CHEM-121 General Chemistry 1 5 Y

Fundamental principles, laws and theories of general chemistry, including stoichiometry, gas laws, thermochemistry, atomic structure, chemical bonding, periodicity, liquids and solids, solution chemistry, and theories of acids and bases. Concurrent laboratory-workshop sessions will include exercises illustrating the principles discussed in lecture. Students who anticipate enrolling in chemistry courses at the 200-level or higher should take this course. This course meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding, Lab. A year of HS chemistry substitutes for CHEM103 Typically Offered Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: CHEM 103 with minimum grade of C- and (MATH 115 with minimum grade of C- or ACT Math with minimum score of 24 or SAT Mathematics (old) with minimum score of 560 or SAT1 Math with minimum score of 560)

CHEM-122 General Chemistry 2 5 Y

Continuation of CHEM 121, including oxidation-reduction reactions, electrochemistry, chemical equilibrium, chemical kinetics, nuclear chemistry, thermodynamics, and descriptive chemistry of metals and nonmetals. Laboratory will involve some experiments illustrating topics discussed in lecture along with several sessions devoted to the qualitative analysis of common cations and anions. Is a Typically Offered Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: CHEM 121 with minimum grade of C- and (MATH 115 with minimum grade of C- or ACT Math with minimum score of 24 or SAT Mathematics (old) with minimum score of 560 or SAT1 Math with minimum score of 560)

CHEM-124 Intro Organic-Biochemistry 3 Y

Study of properties, preparations, and reactions of organic compounds as they relate to living organisms and life processes. The structure and metabolism of biomolecules such as amino acids, polypeptides, proteins and enzymes, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids will be emphasized. Concurrent laboratory sessions include exercises in fundamental lab techniques, demonstrations, and workshops. This course meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding, Lab. Typically Offered Fall, Summer

Prerequisites: CHEM 114 with minimum grade of C-

CHEM-207 Science and Crime 3 Y

A cross-disciplinary course covering the application of the natural sciences to the analysis of physical evidence used in the investigation of crime. Incorporates lecture and laboratory sessions for the study and analysis of crime evidence, such as the recognition, identification and evaluation of fibers, hairs, chemicals, blood, narcotics, glass, soil, fingerprints, firearms, DNA. May be used as a general education natural science laboratory course. Sophomore status or higher. Typically Offered Fall, Spring

Prerequisites: None

CHEM-211 Fund Organic-Polymer Chemistry 4 Y

Introduction to the functional group approach to cover structures, preparations, and reactions of important commercial organic compounds. Includes the study of polymerization processes, addition polymers, the stereochemistry of polymers, copolymers, condensation polymers, and the structure and properties of polymers. Concurrent laboratory sessions include exercises in basic lab techniques, demonstrations, and workshops. Designed for students majoring in plastics. This course meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding, Lab. Typically Offered Spring Only

Prerequisites: CHEM 121 with minimum grade of C-

CHEM-214 Fund of Organic Chemistry 4 Y

A survey course in organic chemistry which uses the functional group approach to cover the important preparations and reactions which organic compounds undergo. Also provides an introduction to organic compounds of biological significance. Concurrent laboratory sessions include exercises in basic lab techniques, demonstrations, and workshops. Designed for students who do not anticipate further studies in organic chemistry. This course meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding, Lab. Typically Offered Spring Only

Prerequisites: CHEM 114 with minimum grade of C- or CHEM 121 with minimum grade of C-

CHEM-231 Quantitative Analysis 4 Y

Introduction to classical quantitative and modern instrumental methods of analysis, including data handling, statistics, volumetric and gravimetric techniques, potentiometry, spectroscopy, and liquid chromatography. Concurrent laboratory includes the topics referred to above. This course meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding, Lab. Typically Offered Fall Only

Prerequisites: CHEM 122 with minimum grade of C-

CHEM-311 Polymer Analysis 3 Y

Designed to present analytical topics in polymer science for students who have completed an introductory organic chemistry course. The methods utilized to characterize the structure-property relationships in polymers will be presented. This course meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding, Lab. Typically Offered Spring Only

Prerequisites: CHEM 211 or CHEM 322

CHEM-317 Instrumental Analysis 3 Y

The theory and instrumentation of modern analytical techniques will be explored, including potentiometry, infrared (IR) spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, atomic absorption (AA) spectroscopy, and gas chromatography. Concurrent laboratory work includes projects involving these techniques. This course meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding, Lab. Typically Offered Spring Only

Prerequisites: CHEM 231 with minimum grade of D-

CHEM-321 Organic Chemistry 1 5 Y

Modern bonding theory in organic molecules, theory of reactions, stereochemical principles, chemistry of alkanes, cycloalkanes, alkenes, dienes, alkynes, aromatics, and alcohols, with special emphasis on reaction mechanisms. Concurrent laboratory includes basic laboratory techniques, synthesis, TLC and GC, stereochemistry and spectroscopy workshops. This course meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding. Typically Offered Fall, Summer

Prerequisites: CHEM 122 with minimum grade of C-

CHEM-322 Organic Chemistry 2 5 Y

Study of ethers and epoxides, carbonyl-containing compounds, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, carbanion chemistry, aliphatic and aromatic nitrogen-containing compounds, with special emphasis on bioorganic compounds, amino acids and polypeptides, carbohydrates and lipids. Concurrent laboratory includes multistep synthesis, spectroscopic analysis, and the systematic identification of organic compounds with emphasis on chemical separation and purification techniques. This course meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding. Typically Offered Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: CHEM 321 with minimum grade of D- or CHEM 221

CHEM-324 Fund of Biochemistry 3 X

An introductory course that examines the dependence of living systems on interactions of biological compounds such as proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids at the molecular level. Credit will not be given for both CHEM 324 and CHEM 364. This course meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding. Typically Offered Fall Only

Prerequisites: CHEM 214 with minimum grade of C- or CHEM 322 with minimum grade of C-

CHEM-332 Biochemistry Lab 1 2 Y

Laboratory theory and techniques of biochemistry are introduced. Experiments focus on the application of photometry, chromatography, electrophoresis and activity assays to the isolation and analysis of biomolecules such as amino acids, proteins, enzymes and nucleic acids. This course meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding, Lab. Typically Offered Fall Only

Prerequisites: CHEM 322 with minimum grade of D-

CHEM-333 Biochemistry Lab 2 2 Y

Biochemistry laboratory techniques and theory are continued. Experiments will include the isolation of sub-cellular systems such as chloroplasts, mitochondria and microsomes. The metabolic properties of these systems, including chemiosmotic coupling, electron transport and substrate preference will be examined. This course meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding, Lab. Typically Offered Spring Only

Prerequisites: CHEM 332 with minimum grade of D- and CHEM 364 with minimum grade of D-

CHEM-364 Biochemistry 4 X

A rigorous course in the chemistry of such biomolecules as amino acids, polypeptides, proteins and enzymes, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids. The structure/function relationships of these biomolecules will be stressed and the biosynthetic and biodegradative pathways discussed. Credit will not be given for both CHEM 324 and CHEM 364. This course meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding. Typically Offered Fall Only

Prerequisites: CHEM 322 with minimum grade of C-

CHEM-451 Intro to Physical Chemistry 4 X

An overview course covering some of the fundamental topics, of physical chemistry including the gas state, the first and second laws of thermodynamics, free energy, physical and chemical equilibrium, electrochemistry, chemical kinetics, reaction mechanisms, and the solid state. This is the capstone course for the Chemistry BA degree. Typically Offered Spring Only, Odd Year

Prerequisites: (CHEM 322 with minimum grade of D- and PHYS 212 with minimum grade of D- and MATH 220 with minimum grade of D-) or (CHEM 322 with minimum grade of D- and PHYS 242 with minimum grade of D- and MATH 220 with minimum grade of D-)

CHEM-474 Advanced Biochemistry 3 X

Builds on the introduction to biochemistry presented in CHEM 364. Metabolism will be examined in greater detail, stressing mechanisms, regulation, and research implications. A significant component of the course is literature driven, requiring research analysis and discussion of current topics in biochemistry. This is the capstone course for the Biochemistry BA degree. This course meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding. Typically Offered Spring Only

Prerequisites: (CHEM 231 with minimum grade of D- and CHEM 364 with minimum grade of D- and BIOL 375 with minimum grade of D-) or (CHEM 451 with minimum grade of D- and CHEM 364 with minimum grade of D- and BIOL 375 with minimum grade of D-)

COMM-231 Interpretive Reading 3 X

Fundamental principles of selecting, interpreting, and performing literature for an audience. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: None

COMM-365 Intercultural Communication 3 X X

Global cultural differences as they affect communication between individuals and groups. Communication strategies and techniques as they are influenced by cultural relativity and value systems. This course meets General Education requirements for Social Awareness and Global Consciousness. Typically Offered On Demand

Prerequisites: None

COMM-366 Diversity and Communication 3 X X

This course focuses on examining how elements of diversity in the US: including ethnicity, race, sex, sexual orientation/gender, religion, socio-economic status and ability; affect the ability of parties to communicate effectively and appropriately. Students apply their reading to experiences interacting with “different” others throughout the semester and journal these experiences to monitor their growth in understanding and adapting their communication behaviors. This course meets general education requirements for Social Awareness, and Race-Ethnicity-Gender. Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

Prerequisites: COMM 105 with minimum grade of C or COMM 121 with minimum grade of C or COMM 221 with minimum grade of C or COMH 121 with minimum grade of C

COMM-396 Cross-Cultural Communication 3 X X

Students journal their travel to Scotland and Ireland to meet with the people and to explore their culture. Students prepare for the experience by attending seminars and completing assignments on Scotland and Ireland's History and culture, cross-cultural communication theories and ethnomethodological assumptions and strategies. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment and Global Consciousness. Typically Offered Summer Only.

Prerequisites: None

CRIM-321 Police Report Writing 3 X

Writing an effective report by analyzing the use of vocabulary, sentence structure, utilization of mechanics specific to law enforcement, use of notes and field notebook, understanding the various styles of writing and preparing reports pertaining to the criminal justice field. Meets COLES certification requirements. This course meets General Education requirements: Writing Intensive Course. Typically Offered Summer Only

Prerequisites: None

CRIM-322 Report Writing for Corrections 3 X

Writing an effective report analyzing the use of vocabulary, sentence structure, utilization of mechanics specific to corrections, using notes, case notebook, interviewing methods, understanding the various styles of writing and preparing specific corrections reports. Meets MCOTC certification requirements. This course meets General Education requirements: Writing Intensive Course. Typically Offered Summer Only

Prerequisites: None

ECON-221 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 Y

Scope and meaning of economic principles basic to a free market economy. Equilibrium price formation and the efficiency of resource allocation in a market economy. National income accounting; determination of equilibrium national income, recession, and expansion. Government policy toward economic fluctuation; unemployment and inflation. The role of money and banking in recession and inflation. This course meets General Education requirement: Social Awareness; Social Foundations. Typically Offered Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: MATH 110 with minimum grade of C- or MATH 115 or MATH 116 or MATH 117 or MATH 118 or MATH 119 or MATH 120 or MATH 122 or MATH 126 or ACT Math with minimum score of 19 or SAT Mathematics (old) with minimum score of 460 or SAT1 Math with minimum score of 460

ECON-222 Principles of Microeconomics 3 Y

Markets and equilibrium price formation. The theory of consumer demand, price elasticity of demand, productivity and the firm's costs of production. Market structure, price and output determination. Market structure, resource allocation, and economic efficiency. Resource demand, supply and pricing. The functional distribution of income. This course meets General Education requirements: Social Awareness; Social Foundations. Typically Offered Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: ECON 221 with minimum grade of D-

ECON-303 Economy of the European Union 3 X

An introductory course on European economic integration. It develops the background necessary for understanding European Union. It covers the institutions of the EU, their functions, as well as their current policies and programs. It surveys the EU member economies, their main features and postion with respect to integration. A global perspective on the EU and the US economies is explored. This course meets General Education requirements: Social Awareness. Typically Offered Fall Only

Prerequisites: ECON 221 with minimum grade of D-

ECON-305 Inter Macroeconomic Theory 3 X

Analysis of the national income determination models using consumption, government expenditures, investment and money supply. The causes and cures of unemployment and inflation. Discussion of classical, Keynesian, monetarist, and rational expectation theories. This course meets General Education requirements: Social Awareness. Typically Offered On Demand

Prerequisites: ECON 222 with minimum grade of D-

ECON-306 Inter Microeconomics Theory 3 X

A study of the workings of the free enterprise economy. The mechanics of markets and prices. Household consumption decisions and demand. Production and supply. Competitive and non-competitive markets and their bearing on resource allocation. Extensions of microeconomics theory and miscellaneous applications in welfare economics, international trade, and others. This course meets General Education requirements: Social Awareness. Typically Offered Fall Only

Prerequisites: ECON 222 with minimum grade of D-

ECON-321 Money and Banking 3 X

Nature and kinds of money; monetary standards, past and present; banking and bank credit, especially commercial bank and its organization and functions, Federal Reserve System, and its functions; monetary theory; stabilization policy; and international banking and finance. This course meets general education requirements: Social Awareness. Typically Offered Spring Only

Prerequisites: ECON 222 with minimum grade of D-

ECON-331 Labor Economic Labor Relations 3 X X

Using modern tools of economic analysis, a rigorous study of the evolution and the changing composition of labor and labor institutions is made. The labor movement, as shaped by labor, government, and the post-industrial economy is scrutinized. The new, emerging, international labor relations are analyzed. This course meets General Education requirements: Social Awareness, Race/Ethnicity/ Gender Issues. Typically Offered Spring Only

Prerequisites: ECON 222 with minimum grade of D-

ECON-451 International Economics 3 X X

Focuses on international trade theories; trade relations, comercial policies; international economic integration; international payments, as well as international investment and multinational enterprise. This course meets General Education requirements: Social Awareness, Global Consciousness. Typically Offered On Demand

Prerequisites: ECON 222 with minimum grade of D-

ENGL-222 Introduction Creative Writing 3 X

The study and practice of various techniques used in writing poetry, fiction, and drama. Students will read and critique examples of contemporary literature and produce a collection of original writings, including at least one exercise in each form. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Fall, Spring

Prerequisites: ENGL 150 with minimum grade of C-

FILM-222 Intro to Film:History-Analysis 3 X

Introduction to the invention of film technology and its early forms (documentary, experimental, narrative) and to the analysis and interpretation of film as a visual art form. This course meets the General Education requirements Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Fall Even Years.

Prerequisites: ENGL 150

FILM-253 American Movies 3 X

Various genres common to American films: historical and social impacts on society as a result of the film industry; films not merely as entertainment, but as a serous art form. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.

Prerequisites: None

FILM-353 Directors 3 X

Although film is a collaborative art, much is to be gained by studying film directors. The course will focus on from one to five directors per semester, varying by instructor. Styles, themes, and histories of the directors will be used to understand films. This course meets the General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically offered Spring Odd Years.

Prerequisites: ENGL 250

FILM-360 Gender and Race in Film 3 X X

Gender and Race in Film will provide a study of the social construction of gender and race through the study of women and race in film. An understanding of film, gender, and race will be developed through analysis of film and culture based on viewing films, reading critical articles and discussing ideas relevant to the understanding of film and the understanding of gender and race. This course meets General Education requirements: Race/Ethnicity/Gender Issues and Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Fall, Spring Summer.

Prerequisites: ENGL 150

FREN-100 French for Business-Travel 3 X X

FREN 100 stresses basic language survival skills for a potential business traveler-tourist in France. The course endeavors to establish a heightened cultural awareness of the international francophone community while enabling students to develop survival skills in the target language. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment and Global Consciousness. Typically Offered Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: None

FREN-101 Beginning French 1 4 X X

Pronunciation, essentials and basics of French grammar, practice in conversation of everyday topics, and composition. This course meets General Education requirements: Global Consciousness;Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: None

FREN-102 Beginning French 2 4 X X

Continuation of French 101. Completion of basic French grammar and practice in conversation. Reading of French short stories. Oral and written practice, stressing idioms. This course meets General Education requirements: Global Consciousness;Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Spring Only

Prerequisites: None

FREN-201 Intermediate French 1 4 X X

Teaching largely in French. Reading of a French play in rehearsal style. Reading of French newspapers and other periodicals. Composition increasingly independent of English models. Discussions in French. This course meets General Education requirements: Global Consciousness;Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Fall Only

Prerequisites: None

FREN-202 Intermediate French 2 4 X X

Continuation of French 201. Practice in composition of assigned topics. Readings of selections from fiction and science with discussions in French and written reports. This course meets General Education requirements: Global Consciousness;Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Spring Only

Prerequisites: None

FREN-280 Literature of French World 3 X X

Exploration of Francophone literature in English translation focusing primarily on the colonial era in the African countries colonized by the French, French Acadian literature, and the plantation society of the French Antilles, from 1690 to 1848. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment and Global Consciousness. Typically Offered Fall, Spring

Prerequisites: None

FREN-301 Advanced French 1 4 X

Advanced practice in composition, grammar, and conversation in French using media and readings related to the Francophone world. This course is taught in French. Typically Offered Fall Only

Prerequisites: FREN 202 with minimum grade of D-

FREN-302 Advanced French 2 4 X

Continued advanced practice in composition, grammar, and conversation in French using media and readings related to the Francophone world. Introduction to major French authors. This course is taught in French. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Spring Only

Prerequisites: FREN 301 with minimum grade of D-

FREN-331 French Culture 3 X X

This is a course in French culture and history. It is an overview of France's impact and place of importance in the world, historically, and in the world of the 21st century. This course will strive to illuminate and stimulate the student in and about the greatness of the French and their legacy. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment and Global Consciousness. Typically Offered Fall, Summer

Prerequisites: None

FRNH-280 Literature Fren World Honors 3 X X

Honors exploration of Francophone literature in English translation focusing primarily on the colonial era in the African countries colonized by the French, French Acadian literature, and the plantation society of the French Antilles, from 1690 to 1848. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment and Global Consciousness. Typically Offered Fall and Spring.

Prerequisites: None

GEOG-100 Geography of World Regions 3 X X Y

Geography and the world--terms, concepts, basic place locations, map and atlas usage. Emphasized are the demographic, cultural, economic, political and physical aspects of the major regions of both the technologically developed and developing regions of the world: Europe, CIS, USA, Canada, Latin America, Africa, Asia and Pacific regions. This course meets General Education requirements: Social Awareness, Global Consciousness, Race/Ethnicity/Gender Issues, Social Foundations. Typically Offered Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: None

GEOG-111 Geography of Phys Environment 4 Y

Study of the natural habitat in which people have developed economic, cultural, and political structures. Emphasizes maps showing world patterns of climates, landforms, surface waters, soils and earth materials, and vegetation. This course meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding. Typically Offered Fall, Spring

Prerequisites: None

GEOG-112 Cultural Geography 3 X X Y

World and local cultural-social aspects of geography including: terms and concepts, demographic trends and problems, architectural features and patterns resulting from peoples use of the earth, historic pattern of rural to urban settlement changes and innovations for the future, evolution of transportation systems, language and religion patterns, popular culture, and people-food-environmental relationships. Individual case studies and descriptions of world culture groups. This course meets General Education requirements: Social Awarenes, Global Consciousness; Race/Ethnicity/Gender Issues; Social Foundations. Typically Offered Fall, Spring

Prerequisites: None

GEOG-121 Weather and Climate 3 X

A study of the elements controlling the weather. Weather maps and basic forecasting devices, pollution, and climatic change are topics of discussion. Related human problems of world hunger and the human role in weather and climate alteration are treated. This course meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding. Typically Offered Spring Only

Prerequisites: None

GEOG-201 Geography of US and Canada 3 X

Study of the differing natural environments of Anglo-America including the variety of rural and urban settlement patterns, problems, resources, and land uses one would expect to find when traveling in these nations. This course meets General Education requirements: Social Awareness. Typically Offered Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: None

GEOG-202 Geog-Latin America-Africa-Asia 3 X X X

Study of and descriptions by text, slides and videos of the continental regions of the predominately non-western, technologically developing cultures and people of the world. Emphasized are aspects of ethnic groups, historic and contemporary economic contributions, political relationships, resources, potentials, transportation, demographic concerns, and physical attractiveness of regions. Atlas use and place locations skills are reinforced. This course meets General Education requirements: Social Awareness, Global Consciousness; Race/Ethnicy/Gender Issues. Typically Offered On Demand

Prerequisites: None

GEOG-241 Map Analysis - Interpretation 3 X

Maps are analyzed as tools for communication, social interaction, societal patterns, and individual perceptions of place. Map generalization and symbolization, continuous surface, data classification, and other cartographic theories are used to critically analyze expression of spatial phenomenon in the social sciences, the media, in politics, demographics, and history. Topographic and popular reference maps are studied using fundamental concepts of scale, projection, and measurement. Students use GIS to create thematic maps. This course meets General Education requirements: Social Awareness. Typically Offered Spring Only, Even Ye

Prerequisites: None

GEOG-301 Geog of MI and Great Lakes Reg 3 X X

Description and study of the major freshwater region on earth which includes Ontario, Michigan, and parts of seven other U.S. states. Focus is on aspects of physical environment, resources, history, political organization, economy, trade and tourist attractions, demographic trends, interstate water management organizations, problems, publications and maps. This course meets General Education requirements: Social Awareness, Race/Ethnicity/Gender Issues. Recommended one prior Social Awareness course. Typically Offered Fall, Spring

Prerequisites: None

GEOG-372 World Medical Geography 3 X X

This course provides the student with an understanding of the basic principles and themes of geography as they are applied to the study of health and disease in an international setting. Health-related topics are holistically examined within a variety of physical and cultural systems. Case studies from Latin America, Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America are discussed from the perspective of medical geography. This course meets General Education requirements: Social Awareness and Global Consciousness. Typically Offered Spring Only

Prerequisites: None

GEOG-421 National Parks of the World 3 X X

Study and description of the natural history and economic development of the earth's unique natural wonders. Emphasis on understanding physical processes in creating the park features, problems of human use, and protection in the emerging global economy. Photography and maps used to aid appreciation. This course meets General Education requirements: Global Consciousness. Social Awareness Recommended one prior Social Awareness course. Typically Offered Fall Only

Prerequisites: None

GEOG-424 Current Global Problems 3 X X

Studies which focus on the great variety of situations involving human use and abuse of the planet. Possible topics for study include: over population, hunger, agricultural innovations, the diversity of environmental degradation, natural hazards, human conflicts, energy concerns and possible solutions. This course meets General Education requirements: Social Awareness, Global Consciousness. Recommended one prior Social Awareness course. Typically Offered On Demand

Prerequisites: None

GEOL-121 Physical Geology 4 Y

Explores the processes that continuously interact to cycle rock and water through the earth system, thus shaping the surface of our dynamic earth. Plate tectonics is the thread that ties the study of earthquakes, volcanoes, and mountain belts; weathering, erosion, and deposition. The interrelation of humans and the earth system is a recurring theme. This course meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding, Lab. Typically Offered On Demand

Prerequisites: None

GEOL-131 Geology and Land Use Mgmt 3 Y

Examines the geologic factors important to making wise land-use decisions. Hazards of development in areas prone to earthquakes, volcanoes, flooding, mass-wasting, and shoreline erosion are considered, together with hazard reduction measures. The impact of development on resources such as soil and groundwater is also considered. This course meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding, Lab. Typically Offered Fall Only

Prerequisites: None

GEOL-210 Field Geology 3 Y

Geological problems are explored using field and laboratory methods. This course meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding, Lab. Typically Offered Summer Only

Prerequisites: None

GEOL-221 History of the Earth 3 X

Students will be introduced to current understandings of the formation and evolution of the Earth system. We will explore how the geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere and biosphere have interacted and evolved since Earth formed. We will learn about significant events in Earth's history and about how geologists are able to unravel a story that spans 4.6 billion years. A special emphasis will be placed on the geologic history of Michigan. This course meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding. Typically Offered Spring.

Prerequisites: PHSC 110 with minimum grade of D- or GEOL 121 with minimum grade of D- or GEOL 210 with minimum grade of D- or GEOG 121 with minimum grade of D-

GEOL-321 Hydrogeology 4 Y

Investigates various essential aspects of groundwater including geologic controls on its occurrence, storage, and movement; principles of flow through saturated and unsaturated media; sources and movement of pollutants; and groundwater remediation techniques. Field methods for conducting various groundwater investigations. This course meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding, Lab. Typically Offered Spring Only

Prerequisites: GEOL 121 and (MATH 115 or ACT Math with minimum score of 24 or SAT Mathematics (old) with minimum score of 560 or SAT1 Math with minimum score of 560)

GERM-100 German for Business-Travel 3 X X

German 100 stresses basic language survival skills for a potential business associate-tourist in Germany. It is also cultural in its orientation, focusing on the Germans, Germany and German-speaking world. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment and Global Consciousness. Typically Offered Spring Only

Prerequisites: None

GERM-101 Beginning German 1 4 X X

Listening, speaking, reading and writing skills will be developed with emphasis on pronunciation, conversation and beginning grammar. This course meets General Education requirements: Global Consciousness;Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Fall Only

Prerequisites: None

GERM-102 Beginning German 2 4 X X

Continuation of GERM 101. Continuing development of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills with emphasis on pronunciation, conversation and grammar. This course meets General Education requirements: Global Consciousness;Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Spring Only

Prerequisites: None

GERM-201 Intermediate German 1 4 X X

Speaking, writing and a thorough grammar review. Conversation and reading center on daily life in German-speaking countries. This course meets General Education requirements: Global Consciousness;Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Fall Only

Prerequisites: None

GERM-202 Intermediate German 2 4 X X

Functioning effectively in all aspects of the German language, including composition. Readings from literature and contemporary publications. This course meets General Education requirements: Global Consciousness;Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Spring Only

Prerequisites: None

GERM-331 German Culture 3 X X

Studies in the history and culture of contemporary Germany including customs, arts, politics, current events and everyday life through readings, discussion and film. Knowledge of German language not required. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment and Global Consciousness. Typically Offered Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: None

GERM-341 Reps of the Holocaust 3 X X X

Study of fiction, memoir, film and memorial representing the Nazi Holocaust of the European Jewry. The history of racial Anit-Semitism and rise of Nazism is introduced as a context for a textual analysis of the Holocaust representations. Students will examine literary and filmic form as productive to social awareness of the causes, events, and aftermath of the Holocaust. Texts and films will represent various generations and cultures in their attempt to represent the “Final Solution” and it’s continued impact on our lives. (Cause taught in English). This course meets General Education Requirements for: Global Consciousness, Cultural Enrichment, Race-Ethnicity-Gender. Typically offered Fall, Spring, Summer.

Prerequisites: None

HISH-258 Greece and Rome - Honors 3 X

Course will consider political, social, intellectual, religious, and economic history of Ancient Greece and of Ancient Rome. Emphasis on Greece will consider its geography's impact on its political and economic development; social and political institutions of Athens and Sparta; Greek philosophy; and Greek culture throughout Mediterranean. Emphasis on Rome will cover birth of the Republic and its political organization; transition from Republic to Empire; expansion of the Empire, as well as eventual decline. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Fall only

Prerequisites: ENGL 250

HISH-315 Civil Rights Movement - Honors 3 X X

Honors section of History 315 The various individuals and movements in the United States from colonial times to the present who have attempted to establish and maintain civil rights and full equality for all Americans. In particular, the efforts of religious organizations, women, African-Americans, Native Americans, and others to gain and preserve their Constitutional rights. This course meets General Education Requirements: Cultural Enrichment, Race-Ethnicity-Gender. Typically Offered On Demand

Prerequisites: ENGL 150

HISH-330 The Turbulent 1960's Honors 3 X X

Honors section of History 330: The Turbulent 1960's An introduction to the social, political, and cultural issues and events that transformed the 1960s into one of the most turbulent decades in our nation's history. Issues and events to be addressed include the idealism of the Kennedy Administration and the Civil Rights Movement: the social unrest surrounding Vietnam and the Anti-War Movement; the militancy of the Women's Liberation Movement and Black Power; and the creative outpouring of Rock'n'Roll and Counter-culture. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment and Race/Ethnicity/Gender. Typically offered Spring.

Prerequisites: None

HISH-371 East Asia in the 20th Century 3 X X

The Honors section of History 371. The history of China, Korea and Japan in the twentieth century, their cultural similarities and dissimilarities, and their adaptation to the West. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment and Global Consciousness. Typically Offered On Demand

Prerequisites: ENGL 150

HIST-121 US History to 1877 3 X

A history of the United States from its founding to 1877. The social, cultural, political, and economic developments of this period. The emergence of the United States will be viewed as part of a continuum of western and nonwestern political and cultural expansion. This course meets General Education Requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: None

HIST-122 US History - 1877 to Present 3 X

A history of the United States from 1877 to the present. The social, cultural, political, and economic developments of this period as well as the European and nonwestern influence on our society. This Course meets General Education Requirements: Cultural Enrichments. Typically Offered Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: None

HIST-151 Hist of Western Civil to 1500 3 X

A history of the origins and development of civilizations in the ancient Near East, Greek and Roman civilizations, the collapse of Rome, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance. This course meets General Education Requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Fall, Spring

Prerequisites: None

HIST-152 Western Civil 1500 to Present 3 X X

A history of Western civilization including the Reformation, scientific revolution, Enlightenment, the French Revolution, the industrial revolution, nationalism, liberalism, socialism, the rise of mass society, communism, totalitarianism, the decline of European supremacy, WWI and WWII, and post-WWII European society. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment, Global Consciousness. Typically Offered Fall, Spring

Prerequisites: None

HIST-201 African-American History 3 X X

History of African-Americans and their impact on American politics, economy, and culture. The emergence of a unique black consciousness is traced from the slave experience to the modern era where the quest for civil rights has found expression in the arts, economic boycotts, and political idealogy. This course meets General Education Requirements: Cultural Enrichment, Race/Ethnicity/Gender. Typically Offered On Demand

Prerequisites: None

HIST-211 World Civilizations to 1400 3 X

Course surveys earliest world civilizations, classical civilizations that followed, origins of today's most popular religions, impact of both Eastern and Western thought, medieval period, civilizations of the Americas, Africa, and Asia prior to and following contact with Europeans, growth of trade, etc. Course will consider broader questions and trends of these world civilizations and eras, including comparisons of their economies, societies, politics, cultures, and religions. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Fall and Spring.

Prerequisites: ENGL 250

HIST-212 World Civilizations since 1400 3 X X

Course surveys rise of European nation states; European exploration and conquest; rise of Gunpowder Empires; Early Modern China and Japan; rise of science and the Enlightenment; global trends of industrialization, revolution, nationalism, communism, mass society, and imperialism; World Wars and Cold War, post-war struggles for independence and nationhood, and economic transformation of East Asia. Course will consider broader questions and trends of world civilizations and eras, including comparisons of economies, societies, politics, cultures, and religions. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment and Global Consciousness. Typically Offered Fall and Spring.

Prerequisites: ENGL 250

HIST-230 Michigan History 3 X

Development of Michigan's past and its place in the present. State and local events as they mirror larger national trends; what is both unique and universal about the Wolverine State. This course meets General Education Requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered On Demand

Prerequisites: None

HIST-251 Racism and Science 3 X X X

This course will estabish a historical context for the scientific study and debate over race. This course will examine the origins and development of race and racism from the Enlightenment to the present. The course will examine how scientific ideas about race were shaped by slavery, nationalism, colonialism and imperialism. Topics will include the origins of the classification of humans into racial groups; the debates over polygenesis, Social Darwinism, eugenics and the Bell Curve theory. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment, Global Consciousness and Race/Ethnicity/Gender. Typically Offered Fall Odd Years.

Prerequisites: ENGL 250

HIST-253 Imperialism Modern World 3 X X

Course will examine phenomenon of European imperialism in 19th and 20th centuries in terms of origins, purpose, geographic scope, and impact on Asia, Africa, and Middle East. Students will learn how and why European imperialism happened, as well as discover its political, economic, social (class, gender, and ethnicity), and cultural impact on both Europe and those colonized. Course will address the fall of most European empires and resulting consequences for those living in the former empires. This course meets General Education requirements Cultural Enrichment and Global Consciousness. Typically Offered Fall Odd Years.

Prerequisites: ENGL 250

HIST-255 The Impact of 1492 3 X

The course will consider the impact of the encounter between Europeans and Americans following Columbus' first voyage in 1492: Why and how the encounter happened, who was involved, and the ramifications for the Americas and Europe, if not the world. Key figures and topics to be examined include Columbus and Montezuma II of the Aztecs, the Columbian Exchange, the Atlantic slave trade, as well as the economic, ecological, religious, social and political consequences of the contact. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Fall Even Years.

Prerequisites: ENGL 250

HIST-257 Terrorism in the Modern World 3 X X

The course will examine the phenomenon of terrorism in the 19th and 20th centuries in terms of its origins, scope, purpose, and impact throughout the world. Students will examine terrorism by the state and against the state; ideological and theological justifications of terrorism; and how modern terrorist networks operate in a global setting. Finally, they will examine the threat terrorism poses to the state and how the modern state has responded to this threat. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment and Global Consciousness. Typically Offered Fall Even Years.

Prerequisites: ENGL 250

HIST-258 Greece and Rome 3 X

Course will consider political, social, intellectual, religious, and economic history of Ancient Greece and of Ancient Rome. Emphasis on Greece will consider its geography's impact on its political and economic development; social and political institutions of Athens and Sparta; Greek philosophy; and Greek culture throughout Mediterranean. Emphasis on Rome will cover birth of the Republic and its political organization; transition from Republic to Empire; expansion of the Empire, as well as eventual decline. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Spring Even Years.

Prerequisites: ENGL 250

HIST-259 Women in Activism Global Persp 3 X X X

This course will examine the origins of feminist activism and will consider activism at the local, national, and global levels. Emphasis will be placed on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Settings to be examined include Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America and the United States. Global arenas of activism will include labor, health and reproductive rights, peace movements, environmentalism, anti-poverty, ethnic cleansing, and violence against women. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment, Global Consciousness and Race/Ethnicity/Gender Issues. This course will examine the origins of feminist activism and will consider activism at the local, national, and global levels. Emphasis will be placed on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Settings to be examined include Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America and the United States. Global arenas of activism will include labor, health and reproductive rights, peace movements, environmentalism, anti-poverty, ethnic cleansing, and violence against women. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment, Global Consciousness and Race/Ethnicity/Gender Issues. Prerequisites: ENGL 250.

Prerequisites: ENGL 250

HIST-276 History of Science -Technology 3 X

The history of science and technology from ancient times to the present with special emphasis on developments in the twentieth century. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered On Demand

Prerequisites: None

HIST-277 American Business History 3 X

Major developments in American business history from the colonial period to the present, tying together the role of government, technology, unions, and banks on business enterprise in America. This course meets General Education requirements: Culutral Enrichment. Typically Offered On Demand

Prerequisites: None

HIST-280 History of Medical-Health Care 3 X

A history of medicine and health care from Babylonian and Egyptian origins to the present with a special emphasis on its social, political, and economic consequences. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered On Demand

Prerequisites: None

HIST-285 History of Sports 3 X

A history of amateur and professional sports throughout the world with an emphasis on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Athletics and their social, political, cultural, and economic ramifications. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered On Demand

Prerequisites: ENGL 150

HIST-301 Racism in the Modern World 3 X X

A history of racism from European colonial expansion to the present. The meeting of black, red, and white races in the Americas; the slave system; Civil War and Civil Rights; anti-Catholicism; history of the KKK; anti-Masonic movement; nativism in the 19th century; Chinese restriction and Japanese internment; immigration restriction; anti-Semitism; race science and modern Klan/Nazi/Skinhead movements. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment and Race/Ethnicity/Gender Issues. Typically Offered Fall Only, Odd Years

Prerequisites: ENGL 150

HIST-309 US History 1900 - 1945 3 X

This course covers the social, cultural, political, and economic trends from 1900 to 1945. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered On Demand

Prerequisites: ENGL 150

HIST-310 US History since 1945 3 X

Major historical events and trends from WWII to the present. Emphasis on the social, cultural, political, and economic impact of subjects such as the Cold War, consumer culture, Baby Boom generation, Civil Rights movement, Vietnam War, Watergate, women's rights, student protests, Reagan revolution, influenc of the global economy, and the impact of changes in Eastern Europe, Africa, South America, and the Middle East on the U.S. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered On Demand

Prerequisites: ENGL 150

HIST-315 Civil Rights Movement 3 X X

The various individuals and movements in the United States from colonial times to the present who have attempted to establish and maintain civil rights and full equality for all Americans. In particular, the efforts of religious organizations, women, African-Americans, Native Americans, and others to gain and preserve their Constitutional rights. This course meets General Education Requirements: Cultural Enrichment, Race/Ethnicity/Gender. Typically Offered On Demand

Prerequisites: ENGL 150

HIST-320 US and the Vietnam War 3 X X

Focuses on early Vietnamese history; French rule in Indochina; U.S. involvement before and after WWII; the political, economic, military, cultural, and social nature of that intervention; consequences of the war. This course meets General Education Requirements: Cultural Enrichment, Global Consciousness. Typically Offered On Demand

Prerequisites: ENGL 150

HIST-325 American Women's History 3 X X

Social, cultural, political, and economic experiences of women within society. Women's experiences as wives and mothers, wage earners, and social-political reformers from the colonial era to the present. This course meets General Education Requirements: Cultural Enrichment, Race/Ethnicity/Gender. Typically Offered On Demand

Prerequisites: ENGL 150

HIST-326 African-American Women's Hist 3 X X

An introduction to the social, political, and cultural contributions of African American women from the 1800s to the present. This course serves to complement, rather than duplicate information presented in such courses as American Women's History and African American History. Will focus on individual African American women who have played key leadership roles throughout the 19th and 20th century. This course meets General Education Requirements: Cultural Enrichment, Race/Ethnicity/Gender. Typically Offered On Demand

Prerequisites: ENGL 150

HIST-330 Turbulent 1960s 3 X X

An introduction to the social, political, and cultural issues and events that transformed the 1960s into one of the most turbulent decades in our nation's history. Issues and events to be addressed include the idealism of the Kennedy Administration and the Civil Rights Movement; the social unrest surrounding Vietnam and the Anti-War Movement; the militancy of the Women's Liberation Movement and Black Power; and the creative outpouring of Rock'n'Roll and Counter-culture. This course meets General Education Requirements: Cultural Enrichment, Race/Ethnicity/Gender. Typically Offered On Demand

Prerequisites: ENGL 150

HIST-331 Amer Cultural History to 1865 3 X

Colonial and 19th century Americans' struggle to define the nature and substance of our national identity; European intellectual thought and how the American experience served to transform and adapt those values and beliefs; religious, political, and social reform movements that defined the meaning of citizenship and community; and creative cultural expressions of American nationalism. Typically Offered Fall Only-Odd Years

Prerequisites: ENGL 150

HIST-332 Amer Cult History since 1865 3 X

Read and analyze cultural expressions (art, literature, film, music, cartoons), as well as understand how creative mediums serve as powerful tools that shape Americans' attitudes about themselves and others. How creative expressions such as films, posters, and cartoons have been used by our government as political propaganda and how many creative expressions--novels, films, and advertising--have created modern myths about American experiences. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered On Demand

Prerequisites: ENGL 150

HIST-341 US Foreign Policy-20th Century 3 X X

The U.S. as a world power in the twentieth century and our foreign policy experience within a global context. Our role in the two World Wars, Cold War, Korean War, China, Vietnam, Middle East, Latin America, Africa, and the Soviet Union. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment, Global Consciousness. Typically Offered On Demand

Prerequisites: ENGL 150

HIST-342 The Civil War-Reconstruction 3 X

Conflict between the North and South from the Age of Jackson to 1877. The intensification of the sectional struggle, secession, principal military campaigns, major wartime problems of the Union and Confederacy; the significance of the Civil War in American history; political and social reconstruction. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered On Demand

Prerequisites: ENGL 150

HIST-350 The Making of Modern Britain 3 X X

This course will examine the forces behind the making of modern Britain, including government and political parties, changes in society, cultural developments, religious transformation, and economic change. The course will begin with some necessary background information from the Early Modern period, but the majority of the course will focus upon the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries. We will end the semester by examining the challenges facing Great Britain today. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment and Global Consciousness. Typically Offered Spring only.

Prerequisites: ENGL 250

HIST-351 Medieval Europe 3 X

This course will examine the history of medieval Europe from the fifth century through the fourteenth century, including its political, economical, religious, intellectual, and social aspects. Topics will include the fall of the western half of the Roman Empire, the spread of Christianity, the Germanic tribes, feudalism, the feudal monarchies, the Crusades, the renaissance of the twelfth century, the rise of the Christian monasticism and the papacy, the Black Death, and the Hundred Years’ War. Typically offered: Fall , Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: ENGL 250

HIST-352 Renaissance and Reformation 3 X

This course surveys European history from the fourteenth century through the seventeenth century. Topics of study will include: the Black Death and the Hundred Years’ War, the rise of banking, the Renaissance popes, humanism and Renaissance culture, the Northern Renaissance, the origins of the Protestant Reformation, and important historical figures of the period including the Medici family, Francesco Petrarch, Niccolo Machiavelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Martin Luther, John Calvin, Desiderius Erasmus, and Queen Elizabeth I. This course meets General Education requirements for Cultural Enrichment. Typically offered Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: ENGL 250

HIST-360 Contemporary European History 3 X X

The history and evolution of Europe in the Modern era from 1914 to the present. The impact of two world wars fought on the continent and the wake of social and political rebuilding that occurred after each war will be the primary focus and Europe during the Cold War. This course meets General Education requirement: Cultural Enrichment, Global Consciousness. Typically Offered On Demand

Prerequisites: ENGL 150

HIST-363 Rise of the Russian Empire 3 X

This course explores the rise of the Russian empire between the reigns of Peter the Great (1682-1725) and Catherine the Great (1762-1796). During this period, Russia would gain significant territory at the expense of Sweden, the Ottoman Empire, Siberian tribes, and Poland. We will examine the social, political, economic, and cultural forces that led to Russia's rise and the development of a Russian national consciousness. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Fall only.

Prerequisites: ENGL 250

HIST-370 Modern Africa 3 X X X

An introduction to the social, political and cultural history of Modern Africa and a selective examination of issues confronting Contemporary Africa. Issues to be explored include the impact of European contact and colonization, Pan-African Nationalism, and Post Colonialism. In addition the class will explore African cultural contributions to the world. This course meets General Education Requirements: Cultural Enrichment, Global Consciousness, Race/Ethnicity/Gender. Typically Offered On Demand

Prerequisites: ENGL 250

HIST-371 East Asia in the 20th Century 3 X X

The history of China, Korea, and Japan in the twentieth century, their cultural similarities and dissimilarities, and their adaption to the West. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment, Global Consciousness. Typically Offered On Demand

Prerequisites: ENGL 150

HIST-372 Middle East in Modern Era 3 X X

Modern nations of the Middle East, the influence of Islam, and the Arab-Israeli conflict. This course meets General Education requirement: Cultural Enrichment, Global Consciousness. Typically Offered On Demand

Prerequisites: ENGL 150

HIST-373 20th Century Russia 3 X X

Economic, intellectual, political, and cultural movements which have characterized Russia since 1900. Emphasis placed on the Communist Revolution and the Soviet Period. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment, Global Consciousness. Typically Offered On Demand

Prerequisites: ENGL 150

HIST-375 Latin American History 3 X X

Exploration, conquest, and colonization of South and Central America, and a history of the cultural, economic, political, social, and military history of colonial Latin America through the wars for independence. Development of the social and political structure of Latin American nations in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This course meets General Education requirement: Cultural Enrichment, Global Consciousness. Typically Offered On Demand

Prerequisites: ENGL 150

HIST-385 American Military History 3 X X

Evolution of warfare, military theory, and the military profession, with a particular emphasis on the place of military institutions in society. The U.S. Military and its actions within a global context and how our experiences have differed from those of other nations. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment, Global Consciousness. Typically Offered On Demand

Prerequisites: ENGL 150

HIST-400 Research in History 3 X

Senior-level seminar course that serves as the capstone for BA History Majors. It is designed to introduce majors to the methods of historical research and various analytical approaches used to interpret historical data. Students will apply content knowledge they have acquired from their completed major course work. Students undertake a major research project, requiring them to execute primary and secondary research; as well as preparing a portfolio of the various drafts and final paper. This course meets General Education Requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered On Demand

Prerequisites: ENGL 321

HUMH-202 African-Amer Cult Expre Honors 3 X X

An Honors introduction to the cultural heritage and intellectual contribution of African Americans from the colonial era to the present. Contributions in the performing arts (music, dance, theater), visual arts (painting, sculpture, crafts, fold art, photography, film, fashion design), literature, religion, and culture will be explored as a means to understand changing social conditions affecting African Americans within the United States. This course meets General Education Requirements: Cultural Enrichment, Race-Ethnicity-Gender. Typically Offered Spring only.

Prerequisites: ENGL 150

HUMH-290 Special Topics in HUMH Honors 1-3 X

Special topics in HUMH - 200 level. This course covers various topics taught by diverse faculty and may not be offered every semester. Typically Offered On Demand

Prerequisites: None

HUMH-327 Mythology Honors 3 X X

Mythology Honors examines classical and Norse methodology. We will cover three main areas and themes: (1) divine myth, (2) legends, (3) Roman and Norse myths. This course meets the General Education requirements for Cultural Enrichment and Global Consciousness. Typically offered Fall, Spring.

Prerequisites: ENGL 250 with minimum grade of C

HUMN-100 Intro to the Humanities 3 X

An analytical study of the self-reflective nature of the fine and performing arts, the creative process and major thought trends of Western civilization. This course meets General Education requirement: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: None

HUMN-101 Classical and Medieval Period 3 X

The major monuments of literature, music, drama, painting, architecture and sculpture as a reflection of the creative energies of western man in the classical through medieval periods. Shows the unity of the western intellectual tradition. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Fall Only

Prerequisites: None

HUMN-102 Renaissance to 20th Century 3 X

Continuation of HUMN 101, covering the Renaissance period to the twentieth century. This course meets General Education requirement: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Spring Only

Prerequisites: None

HUMN-202 African-Amer Cult Expression 3 X X

An introduction to the cultural heritage and intellectual contribution of African Americans from the colonial era to the present. Contributions in the performing arts (music, dance, theater), visual arts (painting, sculpture, crafts, folk art, photography, film, fashion design), literature, religion, and culture will be explored as a means to understand changing social conditions affecting African Americans within the United States. This course meets General Education Requirements: Cultural Enrichment, Race/Ethnicity/Gender. Typically Offered On Demand

Prerequisites: None

HUMN-230 Women-the Arts-and Society 3 X X

Women's contributions to music, literature, theatre, art, religion, dance, and political and scientific thought throughout Western Civilization. The images and realities of the female experience from Old Europe to the present in order to understand what it meant to be female in each era. This course meets General Education Requirements: Cultural Enrichment, Race-Ethnicity-Gender. Typically Offered On Demand

Prerequisites: None

HUMN-240 Popular Culture 3 X X

The cultural aspects of the twentieth century that have been or are the foundations for social changes. The impact of pop art, film, TV, radio, advertising, comics, literature, fashions and fads, and unique areas of the arts. This course meets General Education requirement: Cultural Enrichment, Global Consciousness. Typically Offered On Demand

Prerequisites: None

HUMN-327 Mythology 3 X X

Humanities 327 is text intensive. Students will do extensive readings in Mythology from different countries, using primary sources, and critically comparing common mythic themes. Students will be asked to consider myth in the light of history and religion, in order to understand where myth, history and religion intersect. A significant research project and semester journal are required. HUMN 327 meets general education, Culural Enrichment, and Global Consciousness requirements. Typically Offered On Demand

Prerequisites: ENGL 250

HVAC-451 Energy Audit and Analysis 4 X

The survey of utility rate structures, billing energy consumption, and energy profiling of commercial and industrial buildings. On-site audit projects will report on recommendations to building envelopes, HVACR systems, and control systems, with regard to paybacks. Oral and written presentations are a requirement of this senior project course. This course meets General Education Requirements: Writing Intensive Requirement. Typically Offered Fall Only

Prerequisites: HVAC 342

HVAC-499 Commerical HVAC System Design 5 X

Given building architectural plans, appropriate software, codes and standards, and owner's requirements, students will select appropriate HVAC system, conduct economic analysis, design system and produce working drawings, specificaitons, and control sequences for evaluation. This course meets General Education Requirements: Writing Intensive. Typically Offered Spring Only

Prerequisites: HVAC 451

INTB-310 International Business Systems 3 X

Foreign cultures, foreign business practices, physical characteristics of nations, legal differences, international organizations, international monetary system, international marketing, international labor relations, foreign investment, international management, economic theory, and international production systems. The student learns how the world is a fast and complex environment that is built around the interrelationships among nations. This course meets General Education Requirements: Global Consciousness. Typically Offered Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: None

ISYS-330 Systems Analysis and Design 3 X

The first course in structured methods of identifying the requirements for a system. This includes the analysis of current business operations and definitions of specific problems or opportunities. Goals, objectives, data, process design, and performance criteria are developed for the new system. This course meets General Education Requirements: Writing Intensive Requirement. Typically Offered Fall, Spring

Prerequisites: ISYS 200 with minimum grade of D- and ISYS 216 with minimum grade of D-

JRNL-251 Understanding Mass Media 3 X

An introductory media literacy course in which the history, theory, functions, processes, and psychological, social and cultural effects of print, broadcast, and digital media are examined. This course meets General Education Requirements: Social Awareness Typically Offered Spring Only, Even Ye

Prerequisites: None

LANG-100 Italian for Business-Travel 3 X X

Language 100 stresses basic language survival skills for a potential business associate/tourist. A comparative study of cultural differences between the United States and Italy, focusing specifically on situations commonly encountered by U.S. travelers in Italy. Some attention will be paid to historical influences that have shaped the two cultures. This course does not count toward the foreign language requirement for the B.A. degree. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment and Global Consciousness. Typically Offered Spring Only

Prerequisites: None

LANG-103 Russian for Business-Travel 3 X X

Language 103 stresses basic language survival skills for a potential business associate/tourist. A comparative study of cultural differences between the United States and Russia, focusing specifically on situations commonly encountered by U.S. travelers in Russia. Some attention will be paid to historical influences that have shaped the two cultures. This course does not count toward the foreign language requirement for the B.A. degree. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment and Global Consciousness. Typically Offered Spring Only

Prerequisites: None

LANG-105 Chinese for Business-Travel 3 X X

Language 105 stresses basic language survival skills for a potential business associate/tourist. A comparative study of cultural differences between the United States and China, focusing specifically on situations commonly encountered by U.S. travelers in China. Some attention will be paid to historical influences that have shaped the two cultures. This course does not count toward the foreign language requirement for the B.A. degree. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment and Global Consciousness. Typically Offered Spring Only

Prerequisites: None

LANG-107 Japanese for Business-Travel 3 X X

Language 107 stresses basic language survival skills for a potential business associate/tourist. A comparative study of cultural differences between the United States and Japan, focusing specifically on situations commonly encountered by U.S. travelers in Japan. Some attention will be paid to historical influences that have shaped the two cultures. This course does not count toward the foreign language requirement for the B.A. degree. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment and Global Consciousness. Typically Offered Spring Only

Prerequisites: None

LANG-110 Japanese Language 1-6 X X

The Summer Intensive Japanese Language Program is designed for students who want to concentrate on Japanese language study while experiencing life in Japan. No prior Japanese language study is required. The summer program runs from the end of May through the first full week in August. The JCMU program involves several hours of daily instruction, supplemented by time in the language lab and with Japanese conversation partners. The instruction emphasizes all four basic skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Students are placed into one of four levels based on placement exams given at the beginning of the program. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment and Global Consciousness. Typically Offered Summer Only

Prerequisites: None

LITH-202 Black Literature Honors 3 X X

Honors survey of the recurring themes, images, symbols, and ideas that one sees in the works of some of the twentieth century's most important African-American writers. The substance will vary: poetry, fiction (i.e., the novel and the short story) and some drama will be read. Nella Larsen, Wright, McPherson, Brooks, and Baraka will be studied. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment and Race/Ethnicity/Gender Issues. Typically Offered Fall only.

Prerequisites: None

LITH-203 Intro African Lit Honors 3 X X X

Honors section of Literature 203: Introduction to African Literature. The most important voices and talents in post-colonial Africa, both novelists and poets. Includes the works of Armah, Ngugi, Soyinka, Achebe, Bessie Head, Diop, Coetzee, Brutus, Bernard, and Lessing. This course meets General Education requirements: Global Consciousness, Cultural Enrichment and Race/Ethnicity/Gender Issues. Typically Offered Spring Only.

Prerequisites: None

LITH-233 Science Fiction Honors 3 X

Honors section of Literature 233: Science Fiction. Fantasy and science fiction stories, novels, and films as a way of better understanding the myths, values, fears, and attitudes of our scientific/technological culture. Readings are organized according to various techniques and themes; e.g. ideas about the future, the impact of change, and the reaction to technology. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Spring Only.

Prerequisites: None

LITH-241 Intro to Wrld Shrt Fiction Hnr 3 X X

Genre structure, narrative techniques and thematic traditions. Extensive reading and discussion of works by European, British, American, and Third World authors. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment and Global Consciousness. Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

Prerequisites: None

LITH-280 Intro American Folklore Honors 3 X

Honors section of Literature 280: Introduction to American Folklore. Surveys genres of American Folklore emphasizing folk narratives and genres found in literature. These forms will be examined from multiple perspectives, including anthropology, sociology, folklore, and literature. In addition to surveying the folk traditions of the United States, the course surveys the theories that folklorists have developed to explain the continuation of such traditions in a society that is highly literate. Materials are drawn from student experience, literature, and collections of folklore and material culture. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Spring only.

Prerequisites: None

LITH-290 Special Topics in LITH 1-3 X

Special Topics in LITH - 200 Level. This course covers various topics taught by diverse faculty and may not be offered every semester. Typically Offered On Demand

Prerequisites: None

LITH-323 Shakespeare for Honors 3 X X

A study of Shakespeare's poetry and dramas, including the comedies, histories, and tragedies. The format will emphasize characterization, literary craftsmanship, and major themes. Works will be placed in the historical, cultural, and literary perspective of his times. This course meets General Education requirements: Writing Intensive and Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Fall, Spring and Summer

Prerequisites: None

LITH-330 Contemporary Literature Honors 3 X X

Honors survey of major literary trends of post-modern era (WWII to present). Major schools include the Beats, The Angry Young Men, Metafictionists, Confessional Poets, Surrealists and other contemporary schools of fiction, Poetry and Drama. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment, Writing Intensive. Typically Offered Fall only.

Prerequisites: None

LITH-371 Topics in Women's Lit Honors 3 X X

Honors section of LITR 371: Topics in Women's Literature. Readings in literature by women organized by theme, genre, or period. Topic changes each time offered. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment and Race/Ethnicity/Gender Issues. Typically Offered Fall and Spring.

Prerequisites: ENGL 250 with minimum grade of C

LITH-380 World Folk Literature Honors 3 X X

Honors section of Literature 380: World Folk Literature. A study of traditional oral literature and folklore from around the world, including ancient mythologies, legends, tall tales and fairy tales from Europe, Native America, Africa, India, the Middle and Far East. The origins of folk literature and folklore, their dissemination, their social and psychological implications, and their place in the modern world will all be explored. Students with credit for LITR 330 cannot take LITR 530. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment, Global Consciousness. Typically Offered Spring only.

Prerequisites: None

LITR-150 Introduction to Literature 3 X

The major genres of literature: short story, novella, poetry, drama, and analytical prose, to help students read, understand, enjoy, and reflect upon such works. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Fall, Spring

Prerequisites: None

LITR-170 Intro to Women's Literature 3 X X

Women in contemporary culture as viewed from literary, historical, psychological, political, sociological, and multicultural perspectives. Includes study of writings by and about women. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment and Race/Ethnicity/Gender. Typically Offered Fall, Spring

Prerequisites: None

LITR-180 Topics in American Lit-Cult 3 X

Alternating between a variety of issues affecting the American experience, this course helps students understand the significance of American literature and culture in their own lives. Each issue is studied from the social, historical, economic, and political perspectives that define it. Recent topics have included: the American work experience; the moral and ethical issues in American business literature; the wilderness in American experience; and American literary responses to the Vietnam War. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Fall, Spring

Prerequisites: None

LITR-202 Black Literature 3 X X

Recurring themes, images, symbols, and ideas that one sees in the works of some of the twentieth century's most important African-American writers. The substance will vary: poetry, fiction (i.e., the novel and the short story) and some drama will be read. Nella Larsen, Wright, McPherson, Brooks, and Baraka will be studied. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment and Race/Ethnicity/Gender Issues. Typically Offered Fall Only

Prerequisites: ENGL 150

LITR-203 Intro-African Literature 3 X X X

The most important voices and talents in post-colonial Africa, both novelists and poets. Includes the works of Armah, Ngugi, Soyinka, Achebe, Bessie Head, Diop, Coetzee, Brutus, Bernard, and Lessing. This course meets General Education requirements: Global Consciousness, Cultural Enrichment and Race/Ethnicity/Gender Issues. Typically Offered Spring Only

Prerequisites: ENGL 150

LITR-204 Native American Literature 3 X X

Oral and written works by and about North American Indians. The social, historical, cultural and political issues which have influenced the lives of Native American people of the past and present. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment and Race/Ethnicity/Gender. Typically Offered Fall Only

Prerequisites: ENGL 150

LITR-231 Poetry 3 X

Selected poems and poetic forms are studied for themes and elements of poetry and for appreciation of poetic technique. Emphasis on reading methods useful for improving comprehension and appreciation. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Fall Only, Even Year

Prerequisites: ENGL 150

LITR-233 Science Fiction 3 X

Fantasy and science fiction stories, novels, and films as a way of better understanding the myths, values, fears, and attitudes of our scientific/technological culture. Readings are organized according to various techniques and themes; e.g. ideas about the future, the impact of change, and the reaction to technology. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Spring Only

Prerequisites: ENGL 150

LITR-241 Intro to World Short Fiction 3 X X

Genre structure, narrative techniques, and thematic traditions. Extensive reading and discussion of works by European, British, American, and Third World authors. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment and Global Consciousness. Typically Offered Fall, Spring

Prerequisites: ENGL 150

LITR-242 American Popular Literature 3 X

Survey of popular reading in America: science fiction, detective, spy and mystery stories, love stories, western, historical and adventure fiction, and success stories. Influence of popular literature on American culture and implications of certain kinds of popular writings for the historical period in which they flourished. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Spring Only

Prerequisites: ENGL 150

LITR-243 Literature and Film 3 X

This course will cover a variety of works of literature and film interpretations of them. Students will read and critically analyze literature, dealing with such matters as theme, plot, characterization, the writer's art, cultural and social influences, and other subjects common to literature courses. They will also view films based on the works they have read, examine changes between the written and film version, and analyze possible influences behind those changes. Typically Offered Spring Only

Prerequisites: ENGL 150

LITR-251 World Drama 3 X

World Drama is a basic course in the development of drama, designed to acquaint the student with what constitutes the dramatic form in its various manifestations. Emphasis will be placed upon a diversity of dramatic works representing both the western canon and a global perspective. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Fall Only

Prerequisites: ENGL 150

LITR-261 World Novels 3 X

World Novels is a basic course in the development of the novel, designed to acquaint the student with what constitutes the novel form in its various manifestations. Emphasis will be placed upon a diversity of works representing both the western canon and a global perspective. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Spring Only

Prerequisites: ENGL 150

LITR-280 Intro American Folklore 3 X

Surveys genres of American Folklore emphasizing folk narratives and genres found in literature. These forms will be examined from multiple perspectives, including anthropology, sociology, folklore, and literature. In addition to surveying the folk traditions of the United States, the course surveys the theories that folklorists have developed to explain the continuation of such traditions in a society that is highly literate. Materials are drawn from student experience, literature, and collections of folklore and material culture. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Fall Only

Prerequisites: ENGL 150

LITR-286 Justice in Literature 3 X X

In this course students will study several aspects of the theme of justice. The short fiction, essays, novels, articles, plays, and films selected will enable students to study the moral and legal definitions of justice, the images and characters that illustrate themes of justice, and how our perceptions of justice have shaped our values and language. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment and Writing Intensive Requirement. Typically Offered Fall, Spring

Prerequisites: ENGL 250

LITR-306 Topics Non-Western World Lit 3 X X X X

The literature of the indigenous, colonial, and post-colonial cultures, excluding that of western Europe, the classical world, and the United States. Repeatable with permission of adviser up to two times. This course meets General Education Requirements for Cultural Enrichment, Race-Ethnicity-Gender, Global Consciousness, and Writing Intensive. Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: ENGL 250 with minimum grade of C

LITR-311 Early American Literature 3 X X

Surveys American Literature--journals, poetry, fiction, drama, and prose--from 1620 to 1870. Includes writers such as Bradford, Winthrop, Bradstreet, Taylor, Paine, Franklin, Irving, Cooper, Emerson, Thoreau, Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, Alcott, Douglass, Stowe, Davis, Whitman, and Dickinson. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment; Writing Intensive. Typically Offered Fall, Spring

Prerequisites: LITR 250

LITR-312 Modern American Literature 3 X X

Surveys American Literature--fiction, poetry, drama, and prose--from 1870 to the present. Includes writers such as Twain, Jewett, Henry James, Wharton, DuBois, Frost, Eliot, Williams, Stein, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Faulkner, Wright, Hughes, Updike, Oates, Lowell, Plath, Baldwin, and Kingston. This course meets General Education requirements: Writing Intensive and Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: LITR 250

LITR-323 Shakespeare 3 X X

A study of Shakespeare's poetry and dramas, including the comedies, histories, and tragedies. The format will emphasize characterization, literary craftsmanship, and major themes. His works will be placed in the historical, cultural, and literary perspective of his times. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment and Writing Intensive Requirement. Typically Offered Fall, Summer

Prerequisites: LITR 250

LITR-326 Children's Literature 3 X X

A survey of literature for children from infancy through elementary school age: picture books, nursery rhymes, folk literature, poetry, fantasy, realism, biography and informational books. Assess the literary quality of children's literature, methods of acquainting children with the literature, as well as the social, psychological, and philosophical issues raised by literature. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment and Writing Intensive Requiremnet. Typically Offered Fall, Spring

Prerequisites: ENGL 250 or ENGL 211

LITR-327 Adolescent Literature 3 X X

A survey of literature written primarily for teenagers, topics to include fantasy, problem novels, social and psychological realism, historical realism, poetry, biography, and informational books. Literature addressing issues of particular concern to adolescents (achieving personal identity, puberty and sexual awareness, interpersonal relationships, cross-generational conflicts, interracial relations, increasing social and political awareness), and assessing literary quality. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment and Writing Intensive Requirement. Typically Offered Fall, Spring

Prerequisites: ENGL 250 or ENGL 211

LITR-328 Golden Age-Children's Lit 3 X X

Historical survey of British and American literature for children. Focus on masterworks published between 1850 - 1950. Authors include Lewis Carroll, Mark Twain, R.L. Stevenson, C.S. Lewis, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and others. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment and Writing Intensive. Typically Offered Spring Only

Prerequisites: ENGL 250 or ENGL 211

LITR-330 Contemporary Literature 3 X X

Survey of major literary trends of post-modern era (WWII to present). Major schools include the Beats, The Angry Young Men, Metafictionists, Confessional Poets, Surrealists and other contemporay schools of Fiction, Poetry and Drama. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment, Writing Intensive. Typically Offered Fall Only

Prerequisites: ENGL 250 or ENGL 211

LITR-343 Crime-Violence in Literature 3 X X

A philosophical study and discussion emphasizing the themes of crime and violence in various literary works from the nineteenth century to the present. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment and Writing Intensive. Typically Offered Fall, Spring

Prerequisites: ENGL 250

LITR-351 Early British Literature 3 X X

Major authors, cultural background, and literary developments from the beginnings of English literature to the middle of the eighteenth century. This includes the Beowulf and other Old English writers, Chaucer and Middle English, the Renaissance writers and Shakespeare, the Restoration and Eighteenth Century including the beginnings of the English novel. This course meets General Education requirements: Writing Intensive and Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Fall Only

Prerequisites: LITR 250

LITR-352 Modern British Literature 3 X X

Major authors, cultural background, and literary developments in English literature from the middle of the eighteenth century through the twentieth century. This includes the Romantic Period, the Victorian Period, and the Twentieth Century. This course meets General Education requirements: Writing Intensive and Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Fall, Spring

Prerequisites: LITR 250

LITR-371 Topics in Women's Literature 3 X X

Readings in literature by women organized by theme, genre, or period. Topic changes each time offered. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

Prerequisites: ENGL 250 with minimum grade of C

LITR-380 World Folk Literature 3 X X X

A study of traditional oral literature and folklore from around the world, including ancient mythologies, legends, tall tales and fairy tales from Europe, Native America, Africa, India, the Middle and Far East. The origins of folk literature and folklore, their dissemination, their social and psychological implications, and their place in the modern world will all be explored. Students with credit for LITR 330 cannot take LITR 530. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment, Global Consciousness and Writing Intensive Requirement. Typically Offered On Demand

Prerequisites: ENGL 250

LITR-401 Major Literary Movements 3 X

A study of the works of a major literary movement of English literature, British or American. A major literary movement is defined as recognizable trend in literary history when a number of writers shared similar influences, tastes, and literary goals. The course may focus on a broad period, such as Medieval English Literature, or on a narrower field, such as American Naturalism. The topic will change with each offering and will be announced when the course is listed. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment Typically Offered: Spring Even Years

Prerequisites: ENGL 250 and LITR 250

LITR-402 Major Authors 3 X

A study of the works of one or more major writers of English literature, British or American. A major writer is one whose work has been acknowledged over the course of time as having a significant impact on the literary world and/or whose works are universally acknowledged as being of the highest artistic achievement. The course may focus on the work of a single writer, such as Chaucer or Twain, or on the works of two or more writers who share some common ground, such as British Romantic poets or American Southern writers. The topic will change with each offering and will be announced when the course is listed. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Spring Only, Odd Yea

Prerequisites: ENGL 250 and LITR 250

LITR-580 World Folk Literature 3 X X X

A study of traditional oral literature and folklore from around the world, including ancient mythologies, legends, tall tales and fairy tales from Europe, Native America, Africa, India, the Middle and Far East. The origins of folk literature and folklore, their dissemination, their social and psychological implications, and their place in the modern world will all be explored. Students will complete a research paper, a review of the current research, and make a classroom presentation. Students with credit for LITR 330 cannot take LITR 530. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment, Global Consciousness and Writing Intensive Requirement. Typically Offered On Demand

Prerequisites: None

MFGE-324 Prin of Process Planning 1 3 X

Includes lecture on tool engineering fundamentals as well as application of these fundamentals in the lab. Principles of cutting tools, machine ability, tool life, power requirements, as well as high performance tool materials will be studied. Also included is special tooling applications and fixturing. This course meets General Education requirements: Writing Intensive. Typically Offered Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: MFGE 313

MFGE-393 Internship-MFG Engineer 4 X

Places the student in an industrial setting to face the realities of the working world, after completing their junior year. The unique experience that the student will recive is a combined effort of the training site, university, and student. Students will be involved in the industrial projects and daily activities of a manufacturing engineer for their employer. This course meets General Education requirements: Writing Intensive. Typically Offered On Demand

Prerequisites: None

MFGE-421 Automation-Systems Design 4 X

Designed to familiarize the student with the design and application principles of automation commonly practiced in manufacturing industry. Soft- versus hard-automation, turn key systems versus user constructed systems, and special- versus modular-componentry will be studied, as well as part orientation and transfer, and techniques for automating manual operations. A special assembly machine will be designed as a term project. This course meets General Education requirements: Writing Intensive. Typically Offered Fall, Spring

Prerequisites: MFGE 411

MGMT-377 Managing a Global Workforce 3 X

Human Resource Management-Industrial Relations Systems-procedures in other countries. Reference will be made to management philosophies and relationships with employees. This course meets General Education requirements: Global Consciousness. Typically Offered Spring Only

Prerequisites: MGMT 373 with minimum grade of D-

MKTG-441 International Marketing 3 X

Focuses on the international marketer's sphere of operation, dwelling particularly on the uncontrollable environmental variables in foreign markets and how they affect the task of international marketing management. In-depth emphasis is placed on how the execution of product strategy, promotion strategy, distribution strategy, and pricing strategy is different from one country to another. The coordination of the marketing mix to achieve a total and effective international marketing program is the underlying objective of this course. This course meets General Education requirements: Global Consciousness. Typically Offered Fall, Spring

Prerequisites: MKTG 321 with minimum grade of D-

MUSI-121 Fundamentals of Music 2 X

Notation of pitch, meter, rhythm, ear training and sight singing, structure of all major and minor scales; key signatures, simple triad construction, and basic part-writing related to western and non-western musical structure. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: None

MUSI-160 Symphony Band 1 Y

A vocational ensemble whose objective is to read, study, and perform a variety of band literature. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: None

MUSI-201 Beginning Class Piano 3 X

The Piano Class objective is to provide basic music knowledge and basic hands on piano keyboard skills to the beginning student. The student will be expected to understand (including cultural significance), read, and perform (using both hands together) printed piano music and chords. The student will become a functional sightreader at the piano. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment Typically Offered Fall, Spring

Prerequisites: None

MUSI-221 Music Appreciation 3 X

Elements of music and historical developments of western and nonwestern music. Designed to expand the music listening experience through awareness in technique of listening. Listening and awareness of selected recordings, readings, and attending concerts. No musical background necessary. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: None

MUSI-228 American Pop Music Since 1900 3 X

Popular music styles and forms that have developed through world culture stressing 20th century American music with emphasis on ethnic diversity including New Orleans dixieland, Chicago dixieland, the blues, ragtime, swing, small group and eclectic jazz styles, country and western, rhythm and blues, rock and roll, folk, the Broadway musical,and the popular song. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Fall, Spring

Prerequisites: None

MUSI-232 Music and Culture 3 X X

Fundamentals of listening (terminology, melody line, texture, harmony, etc.); and the development of musical sound, historically; and listening to music of western and non-western civilizations that relates to ideas in life's experiences (nature, love, philosophy, etc.). This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment, Global Consciousness. Typically Offered Fall, Spring

Prerequisites: None

MUSI-236 Music in Film 3 X

The background and historical development of music in Cinema. Designed to help the student understand the relationship between music soundtracks and the enjoyment of film. Emphasis on viewing and discussing films and soundtracks from the silent era chronologically through the beginnings of the sound era, the decline of the Hollywood studio system. New cinema from 1960-76, the classic revival 1977-1988, and 1989 through the most current influential 21st century films. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Fall and Spring.

Prerequisites: None

MUSI-251 Concert Choir 1 Y

Study of mixed choral literature from all periods and styles leading to public performances, such as campus concerts, and special events. Scholarship assistance available. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Fall, Spring

Prerequisites: None

MUSI-254 The Ferris Wheels-Mens Ensembl 1 Y

Study and performance of TTBB literature. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Fall, Spring

Prerequisites: None

MUSI-262 Concert Band 1 Y

Study of literature for band, leading to on campus and off campus performances. Scholarship assistance is available. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Fall, Spring

Prerequisites: None

MUSI-271 Chamber Orchestra 1 Y

Open to all string and wind players who have had previous orchestra experience. Specializing in the music of the baroque and classical style periods. This ensemble performs for various university functions. Scholarship assistance is available. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Fall, Spring

Prerequisites: None

MUSI-272 Chamber Music 1 Y

Preparation and performance of typical chamber music in various chamber ensemble combinations, including traditional and ethnic. Enrollment subject to ensemble need. (Two hours weekly, to be arranged). This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Fall, Spring

Prerequisites: None

MUSI-273 Music Private Lesson Practicum 1 Y

This course is available to all students with an interest in continued development of their individual vocal or instrumental music performance skills. Students will receive weekly private lessons with appropriate music assigned for completion at the next lesson. Students will be expected to practice one hour daily in preparation for a pass/fail jury at the completion of the semester. A limited number of selected instruments will be available. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: None

MUSI-280 Jazz Ensemble 1 Y

Practical experience in playing in a large jazz ensemble. Reading, rehearsing and intensive study of standard and special arrangements with emphasis on contemporary style and artistic expression. Recording and performance for selected university functions and tours. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Fall, Spring

Prerequisites: None

MUSI-301 Intermediate Piano 3 X

Intermediate and advanced level piano class. Designed for students who have taken beginning piano or who have experience with piano. Provides advanced music knowledge. The student will be expected to understand, read, and perform advanced printed piano music and chords. This course meet General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Fall and Spring.

Prerequisites: MUSI 201

MUSI-458 Music Technology 3 X

An introduction to the evolving technologies of the music profession, including a discussion of MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface); computer hardware, software and synthesizers; sequencing; CD-ROM; basics of soundboard mixing; patches and connectors in the recording studio; sound reproduction systems and acoustic technology. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Spring Only

Prerequisites: None

NURS-316 Transcultural Nursing 3 X

Experiential practicum in Transcultural nursing provides the professional nursing student with the opportunity to study the influence of culture and health policy on the health of populations outside of North America. This course meets General Education requirements: Global Consciousness. Typically Offered Spring only.

Prerequisites: None

PHIH-216 Honors Intro to Ethics 3 X

Introductory ethics course for honors students. Moral conduct and ethical knowledge and application of ethical principles to present-day human problems. This course meets General Education Requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Spring only.

Prerequisites: None

PHIL-115 Introduction to Philosophy 3 X

A global survey of major philosophers and ideas. Examines ideas such as artificial intelligence, justice, the good life, reality, etc. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.

Prerequisites: None

PHIL-203 Ancient Through Medieval 3 X

The course provides the historical issues and figures of the western philosophic tradition from Ancient Greece through Medieval philosophy. Included will be such figures as Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. The medieval period will concentrate on Christian theology through the study of such philosophers as Augustine and Aquinas. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Fall Only, Odd Years.

Prerequisites: ENGL 150

PHIL-204 Modern Philosophy 3 X

The course provides historical issues and figures of the western philosophic tradition from the early modern philosophy of Descartes through Empiricism, Kant and the 19th century, ending with Nietzsche. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Winter Only, Even Years.

Prerequisites: ENGL 150

PHIL-216 Introduction to Ethics 3 X

Moral conduct and ethical knowledge and application of ethical principles to present-day human problems. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.

Prerequisites: None

PHIL-217 Introduction to Logic 3 X

This course follows the historical development of logical reasoning from Aristotle to today. This course introduces skills that are essential to good critical reasoning – including how to detect forms of arguments, how to test for validity, and how to construct valid arguments. Methods covered include formal logic, syllogism, inductive and deduction arguments, and fallacies most commonly encountered in speech and writing. This course meet the requirements for Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.

Prerequisites: None

PHIL-218 Philosophy of Sex and Love 3 X X

This course is designed to develop a knowledge and understanding of the issues surrounding the discussion of sex and love, as well as issues related to the conception of gender. This course also considers the various social/political and ethical issues arising from sex and love, including the status of marriage and the family, adultery, pornography, prostitution, sexual perversion, homosexual relations, and premarital sex. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment and Race/Ethnicity/Gender. Typically Offered Fall only.

Prerequisites: ENGL 150

PHIL-220 Ethics in Health Care 3 X

Moral principles and theories applied to health related issues, e.g. euthanasia, organ donation, AIDS, paternalism and reproductive issues. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.

Prerequisites: None

PHIL-305 Feminist and Gender Theory 3 X X

The course surveys theories of feminism and gender and their cultural contexts by reading and studying many of the most important feminist and gender philosophers and political and cultural writers. Study will include issues of race, sexuality, power, class and social construction. This course meets General Education requirements Race/Ethnicity/Gender Issues and Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Winter Only, Odd Years.

Prerequisites: ENGL 250

PHIL-310 Contemporary Philosophy 3 X

A survey course covering the major figures and movements of 20th century philosophy, which may include Dewey, James, Wittgenstein, Rawls, Heidegger, Foucault and Derrida. Emphasis varies with instructor. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Fall, Spring and Summer.

Prerequisites: ENGL 250

PHIL-315 Political & Social Philosophy 3 X X

This course offers a philosophical examination of man in society, the foundation of social and political institutions, and the nature of political obligation. Philosophical readings range from the classical (Plato and Aristotle) to the contemporary (Cornel West and Martha Nussbaum), and their theories will be applied to current news items to gain a deeper understanding of world events. Typically Offered Fall odd year only.

Prerequisites: ENGL 150

PHIL-316 Applied Ethics 3 X

Students will summarize key arguments in the tradition of ethics; students will test those arguments against real world dilemmas in personal and professional contexts; students will formulate solutions and recommendations to ethical issues facing people in leadership/management positions; and, integrate knowledge from multiple disciplines while working in teams to craft an ethical response that forestalls crises. This course meets General Education Requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically offered on demand.

Prerequisites: ENGL 150

PHIL-320 Biomedical Ethics 3 X

Ethics in health-related issues, especially as raised by scientific, technological, and cultural societal change. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.

Prerequisites: ENGL 150

PHIL-350 Topics in Philosophy 3 X

A study of variable topics in Philosophy. The course may focus on broad topics like “Environmental Ethics” or on a narrow topic like “Philosophy of Sport and Leisure.” The topic will change with each offering and will be announced when the course is listed. This course meets General Educations requirements for Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered in Fall, Spring, Summer.

Prerequisites: ENGL 250

PHOT-101 Photography 3 X

Will explore the educational and cultural significance that photography has had on our society. Will emphasize the history, technology, and art of original photography. Lectures and assignments are designed to build a working knowledge of a 35mm camera and learn to take more creative pictures using various photographic composition techniques. Course is also intended to create awareness of the impact photography has on our past, present, and future. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: None

PHSC-110 Inquiry into the Earth System 4 Y

This introductory course explores important concepts of geology, oceanography, meteorology and astronomy in order to understand Earth as a system in which land, water, air and space continually interact through the exchange of matter and energy to form our physical environment. The impact of humans on the earth system is an important theme throughout the course. This course meets general education requirements for scientific understanding. Typically Offered On Demand

Prerequisites: None

PHSC-115 Inquiry into Physical Science 4 Y

This course will focus on fundamental concepts of physics and chemistry, including the scientific method, matter and its properties and transformations, motion and energy, the underlying particulate nature of matter, and eletricity. Laboratory exercises will be used as the basis for laying the foundation for understanding these concepts. This course is suitable for students in elementary education and meets the general education requirements for Scientific Understanding. Typically Offered On Demand

Prerequisites: None

PHYS-130 Concepts in Physics 4 Y

A survey of physical concepts including mechanics, wave motion, heat, electricity and magnetism, light, and selected topics in modern physics. A minimum of mathematics is utilized to develop problem solving skills. Emphasis is placed on concept development so that science in a modern society may be recognized and appreciatied. This course meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding, Lab. Typically Offered Fall, Spring

Prerequisites: MATH 110 with minimum grade of C- or ACT Math with minimum score of 19 or SAT Mathematics (old) with minimum score of 460 or SAT1 Math with minimum score of 460

PHYS-211 Introductory Physics 1 4 Y

Basic concepts and applications of motion, force, energy, fluids, heat and sound. This course meets General Education requirements:Scientific Understanding, Lab. Typically Offered Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: MATH 120 with minimum grade of C- or MATH 116 with minimum grade of C- or ACT Math with minimum score of 26 or SAT Mathematics (old) with minimum score of 590 or SAT1 Math with minimum score of 590

PHYS-212 Introductory Physics 2 4 Y

Continuation of PHYS 211. Basic concepts and applications of electricity, magnetism, light and modern physics. This course meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding, Lab. Typically Offered Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: PHYS 211 with minimum grade of C-

PHYS-241 General Physics 1 5 Y

Principles and practical applications of motion, force, energy, fluids, heat and sound. Intended for science and engineering majors. Calculus is utilized. This course meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding Lab. Typically Offered Fall Only

Prerequisites: MATH 220 with minimum grade of C-

PHYS-242 General Physics 2 5 Y

Continuation of PHYS 241. Principles and practical applications of electricity, magnetism, light and modern physics. This course meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding, Lab. Typically Offered Spring Only

Prerequisites: PHYS 241 with minimum grade of C- and MATH 230 with minimum grade of C-

PHYS-260 Statics 3 X

Concepts of mechanical equilibrium involving forces and moments. Vector methods will be utilized in both two and three dimensional situations. Force analysis of structures and beams, free-body diagrams of rigid objects, simple and complex friction situations, and centroids and moments of inertia of objects will be examined in detail. This course meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding. Co-Requisites:PHYS 241 and Math 230. Typically Offered On Demand

Prerequisites: None

PHYS-261 Dynamics 3 X

Concepts of mechanical dynamics involving objects in motion. Vector calculus methods will be utilized extensively. Newton's laws of force and motion are applied to particle systems and rigid body situations in various frames of reference. Linear and angular momentum and energy concepts are applied to a variety of dynamic situations. This course meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding. Co-Requisites:PHYS 242 and Math 330. Typically Offered On Demand

Prerequisites: None

PHYS-311 Introduction to Modern Physics 3 X

Presents the fundamental topics in modern physics to students who have already completed a full year of introductory physics. The concepts and practical applications of special relativity, quantum physics, atomic and subatomic structure, and solid state physics will be presented. This course meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding. Typically Offered Spring Only

Prerequisites: (PHYS 212 or PHYS 242) and (MATH 116 or MATH 220)

PHYS-450 Science Laboratory 3 Y

PHYS 450 offers future educators the opportunity to integrate their science content knowledge, pedagogical knowledge as it applies to teaching elementary or secondary school students, and pedagogical content knowledge as it applies to science learning. Students will experience science instruction in the laboratory context, assess the effectiveness of laboratory experiments, and learn about the resources available to support laboratory instruction. This course meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding. Typically Offered Summer Only

Prerequisites: PHYS 212 or PHYS 242 or INPS 320

PLSC-121 Amer Gov 1-People and Politics 3 X Y

Explores basic political concepts and what distinguishes democracy from other forms of government. Traces formative ideas and forces that shaped U.S. Constitution. Expansion of civil liberties and rights is examined. Attention to relations of national, state and local governments. Shows how public opinion through the media, interest groups, political parties, and elections makes demands on---and places restraints on---government. What new challenges for government arise from scientific, demographic, economic, and social change? This course meets General Education requirements: Social Awareness, Race/Ethnicity/Gender Issues; Social Foundations. Typically Offered Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: None

PLSC-122 Amer Gov 2-Policy Making 3 X Y

Careful examination of the institutions of American national government and its policies. How the legislative, executive, and judicial branches work with--and against--each other to shape public policy. Explores the labyrinth of the bureaucracy. The complex interactions of these political structures are illustrated with current events. Considerable time is given to the resulting policies on the budget, the economy, technology, health care, welfare, military, foreign relations, and issues of gender and equality. This course meets General Education requirements: Social Awareness Foundations and Race/Ethnicity/GenderIssues. Typically Offered Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: None

PLSC-221 American Political Parties 3 X X

Origin, structure, types, functions, and development of political parties, and the corresponding role of interest groups and public opinion in the United States. Critical evaluation of the ways political parties provide opportunities and leadership for a variety of groups and individuals to participate in the election, governing, and policy processes. This course meets General Education requirements: Social Awareness, Race/Ethnicity/Gender Issues. Typically Offered Spring Only

Prerequisites: None

PLSC-225 Govt Processes-Procedures 3 X X

Study of public policy formation in the political system, and the decision making and problem solving processes and procedures involved. Emphasis on how and why political, social, and economic change takes place in society. Examines informal and formal demands upon the system, pluralistic and elite response, representative democratic behavior, and international, national and community power as they relate to political decision making and policy formation. This course meets General Education requirements: Social Awareness, Race/Ethnicity/ Gender Issues. Typically Offered On Demand

Prerequisites: None

PLSC-245 Grt Decisions in U.S. Frgn Pol 3 X X

This course focuses upon a variety of dilemmas in U.S. foreign policy-making determined by recent history and current events. Specific topics are chosen annually by the World Affairs Council and have a regional/thematic focus. The course is also designed to coincide with the World Affairs Council’s lecture series which are web case to the class. This course meets General Education requirements for Social Awareness and Global Consciousness. Typically Offered Spring.

Prerequisites: None

PLSC-251 Public Administration 3 X X

Principles and problems of state, local, national, and international administrative organizations. The how and why of organizational and bureaucratic decision making. Focuses upon the coordination, management, and responsibilities of public servants. This course meets General Education requirements: Social Awareness, Race/Ethnicity/Gender Issues. Typically Offered Fall Only

Prerequisites: None

PLSC-301 Perspective - Developing World 3 X

This course involves a comparative approach in order to achieve an understanding and appreciation of the potentials and resources of developing nations in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Models of development, the population issue and the status of women will be explored. Their relations with each other, to the United Nations, to non-governmental organizations and to the United States will also be examined. This course meets General Education requirements: Social Awareness. Typically Offered Spring Only

Prerequisites: None

PLSC-311 American State-Local Govt 3 X X

State and local governments across the United States are studied with emphasis on legislative, executive, and judicial process, administrative functions, personnel and fiscal problems, and intergovernmental relations. Special attention is given to the vitality and ranking of Michigan government and politics with reference to socio-economic, quality of life issues. This course meets General Education requirements: Social Awareness, Race/Ethnicity/Gender Issues. Typically Offered Spring Only

Prerequisites: None

PLSC-323 International Organizations 3 X X X

Explores the web of arrangements for handling movements of people, trade, and ideas across national boundaries. The United Nations and its forerunners are examined, as well as agencies to handle trade, finance, telecommunications, law enforcement, and other specialized concerns. Multinational corporations and independent organizations like Amnesty International, Red Cross, Greenpeace, and labor unions are looked at. What are the special concerns of non-Western nations? Does European unification provide a model for other regions? This course meets General Education requirements: Social Awareness, Global Consciousness; Race/Ethnicity/Gender Issues. Typically Offered Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: None

PLSC-331 Comparative World Governments 3 X X X

Government and politics of major Western and non-Western world powers. Designed to give students a better understanding of American politics through comparisons with the politics of major world powers. The characteristics of other kinds of governments and nondemocratic governments will be provided, and a comparative evaluation of political developments in other parts of the world will be made. This course meets General Education requirements: Social Awareness, Global Consciousness, Race/Ethnicity/Gender Issues. Typically Offered Fall, Summer

Prerequisites: None

PLSC-341 International Politics 3 X X X

Traces shifting patterns of power in 20th Century international politics. Is a new pattern emerging? What is America's place in the world? Explores the roots of American foreign policy. Current events are used to illustrate basic principles of state behavior. Examines nationalism, terrorism, trade, economic development, military trends, arms control, diplomacy, and Third World issues. Why do nations go to war? What are the conditions of peace? Class discussion is encouraged. This course meets general education requirements: Social Awareness, Global Consciousness; Race/Ethnicity/Gender Issues. Typically Offered Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: None

PLSC-375 Constitutional Law 3 X

The two major issue areas of constitutional law, the exercise of governmental power and the extension of civil liberties/civil rights, will be covered by way of landmark Supreme Court decisions. How the Supreme Court functions and makes decisions will be a major topic. The jurisprudence issue of judicial activism versus judicial restraint also will guide this course. Typically Offered Fall Only

Prerequisites: None

PLSC-410 Politics and Media 3 X X

Provides a survey of the interrelationships between the media and the political system. Focuses upon (1) the culture of the media, (2) media, public, and private actors, (3) the media and the government, (4) news making and reporting, (5) political socialization, (6) the media and democracy, (7) the media and decision-making institutions, (8) the media and public policy, and (9) future trends and new technologies. This course meets General Education requirements: Social Awareness and Race/Ethnicity/Gender. Typically Offered Spring Only

Prerequisites: None

PLSC-411 Urban-Regional Planning 3 X

This course examines planning concepts and the role of planning in the formulation of public policy and the meeting of critical social problems regarding "livability" that shape our urban and regional environments. Also the uses of planning will be covered to show how people's concerns about their quality of life can be accommodated while providing employment, services and facilities. This course will delineate the impacts of people upon their environment, society, and governments. This course meets General Education requirements: Social Awareness. Typically Offered Fall Only, Odd Years

Prerequisites: PLSC 251 and (PLSC 121 or PLSC 122)

PLSC-481 Political Science Capstone 2 X

A seminar devoted to capping the student's entire academic training in the Political Science Program. Summarizes and integrates political science values, knowledge, and skills developed as a result of the student's classroom experience. This course meets General Education requirements: Social Awareness. Typically Offered Summer Only

Prerequisites: PLSC 491

PSYC-150 Introduction to Psychology 3 X Y

Psychology, its tools and techniques, psychological factors influencing behavior, and some applications of psychological principles to understanding behavior patterns and societal problems. Topics typically include psychological methods, development, learning and memory, motivation and social factors. Other topics will be drawn from biological factors, mental processes, individual differences and mental health. This course meets General Education requirements: Social Awareness, Social Foundations and Race/ Ethnicity/Gender Issues. Typically Offered Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: None

PSYC-226 Lifespan of Human Development 3 X X

Human development from conception to old age and death. Includes a discussion of prenatal development, infancy and childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and the elderly. This course meets General Education requirements: Social Awareness, Race/Ethnicity/Gender Issues. Typically Offered Fall Only

Prerequisites: PSYC 150

PSYC-241 PSYC-Exceptional Children 3 X X

Characteristics, needs, and types of services required for children who are mentally retarded, gifted, emotionally disturbed, or who have visual, hearing, speech, language, motor, or learning handicaps. This course meets General Education requirements: Social Awareness, Race/Ethnicity/Gender Issues. Typically Offered Fall Only

Prerequisites: PSYC 150

PSYC-310 Educational Psychology 3 X X

Psychological principles and methods relevant to human learning and their application in a variety of instructional settings. Study of learner characteristics and environmental factors involved in teaching, and the instructor's role in facilitating the learning process. This course meets General Education requirements: Social Awareness, Race/Ethnicity/Gender Issues. Typically Offered Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: PSYC 150

PSYC-325 Social Psychology 3 X X

Study of influences of social situations upon the individual's behaviors, feelings, and thoughts; social-psychological investigation of the processes of causal attribution, attitude formation and change, interpersonal attraction, conformity and obedience, helping and hurting behaviors, leadership and social facilitation, and environmental effects on social behavior. This course meets General Education requirements: Social Awareness, Race Ethnicity/Gender Issues. Typically Offered Fall, Spring

Prerequisites: PSYC 150

PSYC-326 Indust-Organizational Psych 3 X X

Application of psychological principles to business and industry. Topics include selection, placement, and evaluation of employees; motivation, leadership, and worker satisfaction. The role of psychology in productive organizations and service agencies, as well as society in general. This course meets General Education requirements: Social awareness, Race/Ethnicity/Gender Issues. Typically Offered Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: PSYC 150

PSYC-331 Psychology of Personality 3 X X

Individual differences and review of basic theoretical orientations to the understanding of personality and complex human behavior. Overview of related techniques, procedures, and findings of personality assessment and research. Discussion of critical issues in evaluation of personality theories. This course meets General Education requirements: Social Awareness, Race/Ethnicity/Gender Issues. Typically Offered Fall Only

Prerequisites: PSYC 150

PSYC-341 Child Psychology 3 X X

Development of the individual from conception to adolescence; includes biological, family, peer, and school influences; emphasizes learning, emotional, perceptual, cognitive, moral, physical, and social development. This course meets General Education requirements: Social Awareness, Race/Ethniciaty/Gender Issues. Typically Offered On Demand

Prerequisites: PSYC 150

PSYC-342 Psychology of Adolescence 3 X X

Adolescence discussed as a stage of development. An examination of the complexities of adolescence including physical, social, cognitive, and moral development. Discussions include historical perspectives, cross cultural comparisons, and deviance. This course meets General Education requirements: Social Awareness, Race/Ethnicity/Gender Issues. Typically Offered Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: PSYC 150

PSYC-345 Psychology Death and Dying 3 X

This course focuses on issues related to death and dying. Some of the topics covered are: coping with loss and grief, different cultural approaches to death and funeral practices, hospice movement, suicide, developmental perspectives on death (children, adolescents and elderly). The course explores psychological issues and concepts related to death in our culture and therapeutic approaches that are used throughout history. This course meets General Education requirements: Social Awareness. Typically offered Fall, odd years.

Prerequisites: PSYC 150

PSYC-350 Intro to Forensic Psychology 3 X

This course is an introduction to the roles and functions of psychology in forensic settings. Research and practice, with an emphasis on practices, are addressed. The major areas of application covered include police and investigative psychology, criminal psychology, psychology and the courts, victimology and victim services, and forensic psychology.This course meets General Education requirements: Social Awareness. Typically Offered Fall even years.

Prerequisites: PSYC 150 with minimum grade of C

PSYC-370 Principles of Learning 3 X

An examination of traditional learning theory as it has been developed through the use of operant and classical conditioning techniques. The course will draw heavily on research findings from animal studies but also discuss the application of those findings to human behavior modification, psychopathology, addiction, and education. Exercises will involve the application of conditioning techniques learned in the course. This course meets the General Education Requirements for Social Awareness. Typically offered Fall, Spring, Summer.

Prerequisites: PSYC 150

PSYC-410 Behavior Modification 3 X X

Theory and application of operant conditioning principles to modify behavior in infra-human animals and humans with emphasis on human behavior modification. Practical experience with techniques is gained by dealing with oneself or small groups in nonclassroom settings. This course meets General Education requirements: Social Awareness, Race/Ethnicity/Gender Issues. Typically Offered Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: PSYC 150

PSYC-422 Abnormal Psychology 3 X X

Study of abnormal behavior, a search for why people behave in unexpected and maladaptive ways. An examination of the DSM IV-R categories and descriptions, historical and theoretical perspectives, critiques of concepts, diagnostics and therapies, scientific inquiry into the causes of psychopathology, and the search for ways to prevent and alleviate mental disorders. This course meets General Education requirements: Social Awareness, Race/Ethnicity/Gender Issues. Typically Offered Spring Only

Prerequisites: PSYC 150

PSYC-430 Interpersonal-Cultural Percept 3 X X

Study of factors influencing perception of other people. Focus on the development, maintenance, and change of attitudes and stereotypes within and between cultures with analysis and discussion of current ethnic, national, and Gender issues. This course meets General Education requirements: Social Awareness, Race/Ethnicity/Gender Issues. Typically Offered On Demand

Prerequisites: PSYC 150

PSYC-444 Psychology of Gender 3 X X

The purpose of this course is to provide a broad overview of the scientific research and the issues relevant to the psychology of gender. Topics to be covered include social and cognitive development, gender stereotypes, gender in the workplace (e.g., prejudice), evolutionary theory concerning human gender differences, relationship development, and mental health issues. This course meets General Education requirements: Social Awareness, and Race/Ethnicity/Gender Issues. Typically Offered Fall Only, Odd Years

Prerequisites: PSYC 150

PSYH-325 Social Psychology Honors 3 X X

Study of influences of social situations upon the individual's behaviors, feelings, and thoughts; social-psychological investigation of the processes of causal attribution, attitude formation and change, interpersonal attraction, conformity and obedience, helping and hurting behaviors, leadership and social facilitation, and environmental effects on social behavior. This course meets General Education requirements: Social Awareness, Race Ethnicity/and or Gender Issues. Typically Offered Fall, Spring and Summer.

Prerequisites: None

PSYH-331 Psychology of Personality Hnrs 3 X X

Individual differences and review of basic theoretical orientations to the understanding of personality and complex human behavior. Overview of related techniques, procedures, and findings of personality assessment and research. Discussion of critical issues in evaluation of personality theories. General Education requirements for Social Awareness and Race-Ethnicity-Gender. Typically offered Fall.

Prerequisites: None

RELG-215 Comparative Religions 3 X X

This course is a comparative approach to the study of world religions. We will consider religion critically, from the perspective of diverse philosophical themes. The specific focus of this course is neither eastern nor western in particular. It gives us the additional opportunity to study other religions of the world, such as African religions, Native American religions, and primitive religions. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment, Global Consciousness. Typically Offered Fall.

Prerequisites: None

RELG-325 Eastern Religions 3 X X

An introduction to the religions and cultures of Asia. In this course the emphasis will be on the study of Hinduism and Buddhism, their cultures and scripture; but other texts of sacred scriptures, and other religions of Asia, such as Tibetan Buddhism, Zen Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Shinto, and Sikhism, may be covered at the instructor's discretion. This course meets General Education requirement: Cultural Enrichment, Global Consciousness. Typically Offered Fall, Spring.

Prerequisites: ENGL 150

RELG-326 Western Religions 3 X

An introduction to the religions and cultures of the Western world, this course considers critically, in light of their historical, cultural, philosophical, and doctrinal evolution the three monotheistic religions that derive from the ancient Near East, and which constitute the principal religious heritage of the western world: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. This course meets General Education Requirement: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Spring, Summer, Fall.

Prerequisites: ENGL 150

RELG-425 Christianity 3 X

This course is text intensive. A critical study of Christianity in the light of other religions and cultures of the Western world, in this course we will study the literatures of the Ancient Near East, Judaism, and Hellenism as a background to Christianity, and consider the cultural, historical, and doctrinal evolution of Christianity in light of its Semitic origins and Greek language of expression. Specific topics to be determined at the discretion of the instructor. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Fall Only, Odd Years.

Prerequisites: HUMN 215 and HUMN 325 and HUMN 326 and ENGL 250

RELH-325 Eastern Religions Honors 3 X X

Honors section of Religions 325: Eastern Religions An introduction to the religions of Eastern Culture with an emphasis on Hinduism, Buddhism and Shinto. This course meets General Education Requirement: Cultural Enrichment, Global Consciousness. Typically Offered Spring.

Prerequisites: None

RUBR-393 Internship-Rubber Eng Tech 4 X

The student will work on-the-job with one cooperating firm under the guidance of both the university and the firm personnel in a position that will broaden and reinforce knowledge of rubber materials, processing, production tooling, quality control, engineering, sales design and production supervision. This course meets General Education requirements: Writing Intensive Requirement. Typically Offered Fall, Summer

Prerequisites: None

SOCH-340 Minority Groups America Honors 3 X X

Traces the histroy of several minority groups in the United States, and analyzes their current demographic, economic, and social situations. Minority/dominant relations are examined. Emphasis is placed on the study of prejudice and discrimination. This course meets General Education requirements: Social Awareness and Race/Ethnicity/Gender Issues. Typically Offered Fall, Spring and Summer.

Prerequisites: None

SOCH-341 Community Studies Honors 3 X X

Sociological theories and research are used to analyze a variety of communities, including communes, prisons, villages, neighborhoods, and metropolitan areas. Students will use surveys, interviews, and participant observation in selected west Michigan communities. This course meets General Education requirements: Social Awareness, Race/Ethnicity/and or Gender Issues. Typically Offered Fall, Spring and Summer.

Prerequisites: None

SOCY-121 Introductory Sociology 3 X Y

Human behavior as affected by group situations and relationships. Brief study of scientific method, examination of culture, investigation into the nature of social groups and social institutions. Principles and major theoretical perspectives basic for understanding human societies. This course meets General Education requirements: Social Awareness, Race/Ethnicity/Gender Issues Social Foundations. Typically Offered Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: None

SOCY-122 Social Problems 3 X Y

The study of the nature, causes, and possible strategies for confronting selected social problems in contemporary society. Attention will be focused on such problems as war, population, drug and alcohol abuse, poverty, environment and resources, race and ethnic relations, gender and age inequalities, sexual orientation, and crime. This course meets General Education requirements: Social Awareness, Race/Etnicity/Gender Issues; Social Foundations. Typically Offered Fall, Spring

Prerequisites: None

SOCY-141 The American Community 3 X

Sociological theories and research are used to analyze a variety of communities, including communes, villages, neighborhoods, and metropolitan areas focusing on the American “experiment” in creating a multi-cultural demographic society, and the challenges conflicts and successes of this “experiment.” Students will use surveys, interviews, and participant observation in selected west Michigan communities and nearby urban centers, such as Chicago. Typically Offered Fall and Spring.

Prerequisites: None

SOCY-225 Marriage and the Family 3 X X X

The history of the family and its contemporary structure and functioning are covered. Topics include love, dating, mate selection, finances, and children. Changing gender roles are examined, as is the family in other cultures. This course meets General Education requirements: Social Awareness, Global Consciousness; Race/Ethnicity/Gender Issues. Typically Offered Fall, Spring

Prerequisites: SOCY 121 or SOCY 122 or ANTH 122

SOCY-230 Gender Roles in Society 3 X X

The study of male and female behaviorial patterns in society. Emphasis is on the description and explanation of the male and female experiences in various institutional contexts, and on gender role changes in society. Focuses on gender roles in the United States. Cross-national variations are considered for points of comparison. This course meets General Education requirements: Social Awareness, Race/Ethnicity/Gender Issues. Typically Offered Fall Only

Prerequisites: SOCY 121 or SOCY 122 or ANTH 122

SOCY-242 Sociology Of Deviant Behavior 3 X X

Study of the definition, nature, and patterns of interaction surrounding so-called "deviant" behavior, as well as social and institutional attempts to prevent and control it. A critical examination of sociological theories of deviant, delinquent, and criminal behavior, and application of these theories to selected forms of deviance. This course meets General Education requirements: Social Awareness, Race/Ethnicity/Gender Issues. Typically Offered Fall, Spring

Prerequisites: SOCY 121 or SOCY 122 or ANTH 122

SOCY-271 Sociological Meth/Qualitative 3 X

This course introduces research methods generally and then focus on qualitative methods of inquiry. These include: ethnographies, case studies, focus groups, interviews, participant observations and others. Students will apply at least one method of inquiry to an actual case study in the generalist concentration, or in race, ethnicity and gender, or community studies. Students will be expected to incorporate an understanding of social theory derived in the analysis of the case study. Typically Offered Spring only.

Prerequisites: SOCY 121 and SOCY 270

SOCY-340 Race and Ethnicity in the U.S. 3 X X

Traces the history of several minority groups in the United States, and analyzes their current demographic, economic, and social situations. Minority/dominant relations are examined. Emphasis is placed on the study of prejudice and discrimination. This course meets General Education requirements: Race/Ethnicity/Gender Issues and Social Awareness. Typically Offered Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: SOCY 121 or SOCY 122 or ANTH 122

SOCY-341 Community Studies 3 X X

Sociological theories and research are used to analyze a variety of communities, including communes, prisons, villages, neighborhoods, and metropolitan areas. Students will use surveys, interviews, and participant observation in selected west Michigan communities. This course meets General Education requirements: Social Awareness, Race/Ethnicity/Gender Issues. Typically Offered Fall Only

Prerequisites: SOCY 121 or SOCY 122 or ANTH 122

SOCY-344 World Urban Sociology 3 X X X

Ecological and functional organization of urban life in cities around the world. Demographic, economic, and sociological aspects of world urban development including both historical and current issues related to urban planning and redevelopment. This course meets General Education requirements: Social Awareness, Global Consciousness;Race/Ethnicity/Gender Issues. Typically Offered Spring Only

Prerequisites: SOCY 121 or SOCY 122 or ANTH 122

SOCY-345 The Field of Aging 3 X X

Consideration of the changing position of older people from pre-industrial to modern societies and potential changes in the future. Sociological, psychological, biological, and economic aspects of the aging processes and the later years of life are discussed. Alternative living opportunities in retirement, and community support services, present and emerging are explored. Other contemporary issues in the field of social gerontology are also explored. This course meets General Education requirements: Social Awareness and Race/Ethnicity/Gender Issues. Typically Offered Fall, Spring

Prerequisites: SOCY 121 or SOCY 122 or ANTH 122

SOCY-347 Sociology of Disasters 3 X

The course will present a sociological approach to a variety of both natural and man-made disasters or emergency situations. After a basic sociological framework of analysis has been established, specific types of disasters or emergency situations will be examined in terms of their nature, consequences, and overall sociological significance. The future policy implications of these events and the various societal responses to those events also will be explored. This course meets General Education requirements: Social Awareness. Typically Offered Spring only.

Prerequisites: None

SOCY-361 Work and Leisure in Society 3 X X

Understanding leisure and recreation from the standpoint of various macro- and micro-level sociological theories and by using both quantitative and qualitative social science research methods. Existential, developmental, social identity, interactionist, exchange, institutional, conflict, and voluntaristic-positivistic theories will be examined; survey, observation, case study, and experimental research techniques will be utilized. Students will apply these theories and techniques to selected issues in recreation and leisure studies through individual and group projects. This course meets General Education requirements: Social Awareness, Race/Ethnicity/Gender Issues. Typically Offered Spring Only

Prerequisites: SOCY 121 or SOCY 122 or ANTH 122

SOCY-373 Health-Illness in Society 3 X X

Health and illness as a social concern. Studies major actors in the health care system, issues facing health care systems, and cross-cultural perspectives on health and illness. This course meets General Education requirements: Race/Ethnicity/Gender Issues and Social Awareness. Typically Offered Spring Only

Prerequisites: SOCY 121 or SOCY 122 or ANTH 122

SOCY-443 Soc Stratification-Inequality 3 X X

Distribution of scarce resources within human societies and the consequences of inequality. Opportunities and life chances are analyzed for various segments of the population, including race and gender. Primary emphasis will be on the United States. This course meets General Education requirements: Social Awareness and Race/Ethnicity/Gender Issues. Typically Offered Spring Only

Prerequisites: SOCY 121 or SOCY 122 or ANTH 122

SOCY-450 Criminology 3 X X

Historical foundations and current themes in the field of criminology. The people and events behind the ideas that continue to influence our current thinking about crime, public policies, and systems of criminal justice. A critical assessment of the major theories of crime causation, and application of these theories to selected types of criminal behavior. This course meets General Education requirements: Race/Ethnicity/Gender Issues and Social Awareness. Typically Offered Spring Only

Prerequisites: SOCY 121 or SOCY 122 or ANTH 122

SPAN-100 Spanish for Business-Travel 3 X X

Spanish 100 stresses basic language survival skills for a potential business associate/tourist. A comparative study of cultural differences between the United States and Spain, focusing specifically on situations commonly encountered by U.S. travelers in Spain. Some attention will be paid to historical influences that have shaped the two. This course is not a substitute for Spanish 101 and does not count toward the foreign language requirement for the B.A. degree. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment and Global Consciousness. Typically Offered Spring Only

Prerequisites: None

SPAN-101 Beginning Spanish 1 4 X X

Emphasis on pronunciation, vocabulary, and basic grammar. Individual oral exercises. Instruction in the cultural and historical development of the Hispanic world. This course meets General Education requirements: Global Consciousness; Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: None

SPAN-102 Beginning Spanish 2 4 X X

Continuation of Spanish 101. Emphasis on grammar and composition. Individual oral exercises. This course meets General Education requirements: Global Consciousness; Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: None

SPAN-201 Intermediate Spanish 1 4 X X

An intermediate course emphasizing Spanish conversation, composition, and grammar review. Readings in Spanish about social and human values, with particular attention to Hispanic civilization. This course meets General Education requirements: Global Consciousness; Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: None

SPAN-202 Intermediate Spanish 2 4 X X

Includes work in extended Spanish composition, readings in sociological aspects of Spanish culture, drama, and contemporary Spanish literature. Review of Spanish grammar and conversation will be stressed. This course meets General Education requirements: Global Consciousness; Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Spring Only

Prerequisites: None

SPAN-301 Advanced Spanish 1 4 X X

Advanced practice in composition, grammar and conversation in Spanish, using media and readings related to the Hispanic world. Special sections may be offered to students in specific professional fields. This course meets General Education requirements: Global Consciousness; Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Fall Only

Prerequisites: SPAN 202

SPAN-302 Advanced Spanish 2 4 X X

Continued advanced level reading, writing and speaking in Spanish, particularly about economic and sociological topics. Novels, dramas, and short stories written by Hispanic authors will be introduced. Students will be expected to understand lexical and grammatical forms. This course meets General Education requirements: Global Consciousness; Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Spring Only

Prerequisites: SPAN 301

SPAN-331 Contemp Culture-Soc of Spain 3 X X

Readings and studies in the history and culture of contemporary Spain. Taught in Spanish. This course meets General Education requirements: Global Consciousness; Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered On Demand

Prerequisites: SPAN 301

SPAN-333 Contemp Cult-Soc Hispan Americ 3 X X

Outlines of history and geography precede the introduction to the culture and society of Hispanic America, excluding Mexico. Lectures, films, and works of fiction and nonfiction give a general overview of daily life in Hispanic countries. Taught in Spanish. This course meets General Education requirements: Global Consciousness; Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered On Demand

Prerequisites: SPAN 301

SSCI-114 Human Sexuality 2 X X

An interdisciplinary course covering some of the anthropological, biological, ethical, psychological, and sociological aspects of human sexuality. Students will receive one credit hour of biology and one credit hour of social science. This course meets General Education requirements for Social Awareness (1 credit) and Scientific Understanding (1 credit). Typically Offered Fall, Spring

Prerequisites: None

SSCI-425 Issues in Public Policy 3 X

An interdisciplinary, social science approach to the analysis of prominent public policy issues (e.g., the environment, Native American self-determination, educaiton policy, international issues, etc.). Diverse and opposing views will be considered, as well as the process of democratic deliberation among citizens to reach consensus. Electronic technology will be used to conduct research and to communicate with involved parties. Gathering evidence, proposing and testing hypotheses, and reporting results by way of oral and written presentation will be emphasized. This course meets general education requirements: Social Awareness. Typically Offered Spring Only

Prerequisites: None

SSCI-450 Intercultural Competence 3 X X

Capstone course for the Multicultural Relations in the United States minor. Advanced training in the recognition of cultural patterning of behavior in social and occupational settings. Skills development in interpersonal communication including observation, listening, reflection, interpretation, information-sharing, information-gathering, rapport-building, and intervention techniques. This course meets General Education requirements: Social Awareness and Race/Ethnicity/Gender Issues. Typically Offered Spring Only

Prerequisites: None

SURE-331 Ethics-Prof in Engineering-Tec 3 X

Discusses the codes of ethics which have been adopted by many engineering societies. Explain meaning and attributes of professionalism along with the ethical, moral, and social responsibilities of technologists and engineers. Also standards, law, safety, risks, obligations of loyalty to employer, professional client relationship, global awareness, bribery, contracts, and intellectual property are discussed. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Spring Only

Prerequisites: ENGL 150

SURE-365 Legal Aspects of Surveying 1 3 X

An introductory study of the subdivision of public lands, theory of original survey, resurvey, subdivision survey, and methods describing real property. The more important statute laws affecting the surveyor are studied with emphasis on the Plat Act. This course meets General Education requirement: Writing Intensive Typically Offered Fall Only

Prerequisites: ENGL 250

SURE-420 Prof Practice of Surveying 3 X

A study of business practices as they apply to the organization offering professional engineering and/or surveying practices. This course meets General Education requirements: Writing Intensive Requirement. Typically Offered Fall Only

Prerequisites: SURE 365 and ENGL 250 and BLAW 221

SURE-465 Legal Aspects of Survey 2 3 X

A study of the total body of law as it applies to the practice of Land Surveying. Both Statute Law and Common Law are covered. A number of court cases are studied for the purpose of defining the Land Surveyor's role in the judicial process and the use of legal precedent in answering related questions of law and fact. Practical description writing and interpretation is an essential portion of this course. This course meets General Education requirements: Writing Intensive Requirement. Typically Offered Spring.

Prerequisites: SURE 365 and ENGL 250 and SURE 215 and BLAW 221

THTH-215 Honors Introduction to Theatre 3 X

An appreciation of the theatre arts: the role of the audience; play structure and genres; theatre artists; and the fundamentals of play production. The students will read representative plays; view selected filmed plays and films, and attend live theatre. This course meets the learning outcomes expected by the Honors Program. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Spring

Prerequisites: None

THTR-215 Introduction to Theatre 3 X

An appreciation of the theatre arts: the role of the audience; play structure and genres; theatre artists; and the fundamentals of play production. The students will read representative plays, view selected films, and attend live theatre. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Fall, Spring

Prerequisites: None

THTR-219 Beginning Technical Theatre 3 X

This course will explore the contextual and historical areas of theatrical design and technical production. Areas include scenic design, costume design and lighting design and stage management. The course will also provide practical experience in one of the areas of the student's choice. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Fall, Spring

Prerequisites: None

THTR-220 Scene Painting 2 X

This course provides an introduction to the history and context of techniques and creative applications of scenic painting. The course will also cover paint treatments for interiors and furniture. This is a lab based course emphasizing practical experience. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Fall Only, Odd Years

Prerequisites: THTR 219

THTR-222 Acting 3 X

The basic physical and vocal skills required in acting on the stage are explored and developed through exercises, improvisation, and scenes. Includes acting theory, stage acting terminology, script and role analysis. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Fall Only

Prerequisites: None

THTR-224 Theatre Practicum 1 Y

Laboratory course in dramatic production. Students may receive credit in several areas of play production. Each credit hour requires a minimum of 45 hours of time during rehearsals and performances, as an assistant director, or technical theatre time. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Fall, Spring

Prerequisites: None

THTR-225 Stage Make-Up 1 X

Fundamentals of make-up, including problems in basic make-up, character make-up, stylized make-up, aging process, special make-up effects, beards, and use of latex appliances for stage and T.V. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Fall Only

Prerequisites: None

THTR-255 Educational Theatre 3 X

Theory and practice of selection, organization, directing, acting, and production of plays for children. Students will learn techniques and tools for traditional as well as recreational and educational theatre. The final project will be the creation and production of a play for children. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Fall Only-Even Years

Prerequisites: None

THTR-322 Advanced Acting 3 X

Students will further develop vocal, physical and emotional factors as they effect stage performance with historical perspective. Different periods, genres and styles will be explored through script reading and scene work. Class work/assignments will consist of many exercises, 'practice' scenes, polished scenes and on final presentation. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Spring Only, Even Ye

Prerequisites: THTR 222

THTR-331 Theatre History 1 3 X

Theatre History to Mid-19th Century. A survey of the major developments in the physical theatre and drama from 5th century BC Greece to mid-19th century Europe including the origins of Eastern Theatre. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Spring Only, Odd Yea

Prerequisites: ENGL 250

THTR-332 Theatre History 2 3 X

This class will consider the development of theatre from the mid-19th century to the present, both western and non-western styles. The physical stage, theatre movements, and representative plays are studied. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Spring Only, Even Ye

Prerequisites: ENGL 250

THTR-350 Lighting Design 3 X

Covers all areas of lighting: practical experience in design, functions, color, qualities, and control. Includes lighting for the proscenium, arena, thrust stages; lighting for concerts, television, and touring theatre. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Spring Only, Odd Yea

Prerequisites: THTR 219

THTR-423 Directing 3 X

The class covers basic theoretical and practical aspects of directing for the stage and visual communication. Students will explore direction techniques as they apply to different venues. Includes directing a scene or one-act play. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Fall Only, Odd Years

Prerequisites: THTR 222 or THTR 255 or THTR 319

THTR-424 Advanced Practicum 2 Y

Research and lab based course in dramatic production. Students will receive credit for advanced work in several areas of play production. Areas include Design, Stage Management and Directing. The final project, supporting paperwork and analysis of the process will be critiqued by the Theatre Faculty. This course can be repeated to a maximum 4 credits. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment. Typically Offered Fall, Spring

Prerequisites: THTR 224 or THTR 319 or THTR 423

WGST-105 Intro To Women's Studies 3 X X

The course focuses on the experiences of women and the significance of gender in society in an international context. Readings, literature, film, and art will be used to study such issues as the social construction of gender, women and work, race and class, the family, women in media and popular culture, domestic violence, and women's spirituality. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment and Race/Ethnicity/Gender. Typically Offered Fall Only

Prerequisites: None

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