2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Aug 04, 2021  
2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Courses by Department/Program


Adolescence Education

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Education

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    AED 533 - Introduction to Middle Childhood Education

    Content and methods for integration of curricula for language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science in grades 5-8. Development of interdisciplinary models and assessments aligned with New York State Learning Standards for each of the disciplines and implemented through thematic team teaching and collaborative student projects, appropriate for the intermediate level. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occassionally

Advisement and Transition

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Cortland Experience

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    ADV 200 - Major and Career Exploration

    Major and career exploration with an emphasis on: academic and career development theories; decision making; occupational research; and application of these through self-assessment and reflection. Excludes seniors. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    COR 101 - The Cortland Experience: A First Year Seminar

    A seminar designed to facilitate the intellectual and social integration of first-time college students into the academic community at SUNY Cortland. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    COR 201 - Enhancing the Transfer Experience

    Seminar to assist transfer students with intellectual and social integration and transition to SUNY Cortland. Emphasis on strategies, skills and resources related to successful transition and academic requirements, policies and expectations. Not open to students with credit for COR 101. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester

Africana Studies Department

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African American Studies

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    AAS 100 - Introduction to African American Studies

    Exploration of philosophies, problems, prospects, challenges of African American studies viewed in their interdisciplinary nature. Fulfills: GE 7; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    AAS 106 - Africana Dance

    Salient features of Africana culture, precepts and norms through dance, discussion and practical performances. May be taken for a maximum of two credit hours. Also listed as EXS 106. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    AAS 110 - Survey of African American Music

    A general survey of African American music tracing the origin from colonial music of the 17th century to rap music of the 20th century. Also listed as MUS 110. Fulfills: GE 11; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    AAS 112 - Beginning Blues Guitar

    Examines the role of blues guitar in African-American history and culture through listening, discussion and performance. May be repeated once for credit. Also listed as MUS 112. (2 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    AAS 120 - Politics and Multiculturalism

    Introduces students to how and why general democratic theory, key political institutions, patterns of political interaction and sociopolitical attitudes in the American polity and throughout the world generate or attempt to eliminate injustice, prejudice and discrimination. Problems of racism, sexism, classism, ageism, ableism, religio-ethnic conflicts and prospects for a "just" society will be examined through the lens of post-modernist political theory. Also listed as POL 110. Fulfills: GE 11; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    AAS 129 - Special Topics in African American Studies

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisite: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    AAS 142 - Rock, Jazz and Blues Ensemble

    College-community mixed ensemble that performs a wide range of African-American music such as folk, blues, jazz, rock, funk and soul. S, U grades assigned. May be repeated for up to three credit hours. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    AAS 170 - Institutional Racism

    Racism: its origins in society and its manifestations in contemporary life. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    AAS 205 - Prisons and Punishments

     

    A consideration of theoretical issues surrounding the concept and justification of punishment from traditional sources (Kant, Bentham, Mill) to modern critiques (Foucault). A number of special issues surrounding prison policy and practice (race, supermax, prisons, youthful offenders) are also analyzed. Also listed as PHI 205. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at at least once every two years

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    AAS 206 - Blues Appreciation in Culture

    Through lecture, literature and documentary sources, a comprehensive analysis of this art form and its impact on American culture and society from the late 1800s to today. Fulfills: GE 8. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    AAS 208 - Latin Beats

    Explores Latin/Iberian, African and African American interactions expressed musically, reflecting intercultural dynamics, tensions and cohesions. Musical appreciation and aesthetic awareness are developed by focusing on Latin and African American expressions principally through Latin beats in the United States and the Caribbean. Fulfills: GE 8; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B= offered at least once per year
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    AAS 210 - Racial and Gender Role Stereotypes

    Focus on racial and gender role awareness and attitudes in individuals. Prejudice and discrimination against ethnic minorities and women are examined, from both historical and contemporary perspectives. Also, the causes and consequences of prejudice and discrimination are discussed. Also listed as CIN 210, PSY 210. Fulfills: GE 11; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    AAS 215 - Sports and Music

    Explores the meaning and role of sport and music in human endeavor and culture and how these intersect. Included is music associated with the Olympics, as nationalist testimony through national anthems, half-time shows, "popularism" in music and sport, music and the representation of team identity, sports music as militaristic displacement, and music in sports films. Fulfills: GE 8; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    AAS 229 - Special Topics in African American Studies

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisite: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    AAS 231 - Hip-Hop Culture

    Evolution and development of hip-hop culture from geographical isolation to worldwide cultural and musical phenomenon with special attention to spheres of influence at the cultural, musical, economic and political levels; emergence of artistic forms and pioneers; current and future trends; theory and critical analysis; and presentation styles and techniques. Also listed as COM 231. Fulfills: GE 8. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occassionally
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    AAS 241 - African American Chorale

    College-community mixed choral group which performs a wide range of African American music such as folk, Negro spirituals and traditional and contemporary gospel. Concert tours. Consent of department required. Grading: S, U grades are assigned. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    AAS 251 - Introduction to African-American Literature

    Survey of African American literature: representative novel, poetry, drama from various time periods. Prerequisite: CPN 101 or 103. Also listed as ENG 251. Fulfills: GE 7, GE 11; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    AAS 270 - Race and Racism

    An examination of political and philosophical issues stemming from relations of power based on race in the U.S. Subjects will include how the concept of race has been used to classify humans, designating them as inferior or superior; the notions of racial identity or race consciousness; and political philosophies addressing the problem of racial oppression. Also listed as PHI 270. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    AAS 290 - Introduction to African Politics and Society

    Insight and background to traditional, contemporary African society; orientation into aspects of African colonial administration, post-independence politics. Also listed as POL 290. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    AAS 292 - Race and Politics in America

    Analysis toward understanding factors, impact of race on American politics. Focus on American racial minorities, their role as pressure groups, functional approach to problem of racism in this country. Also listed as POL 292. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B= offered at least once per year
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    AAS 296 - The Politics of Disaster

    An exploration of the many factors that impact the victims of hurricanes, floods and other disasters, beginning with their location, government and the storms themselves. Topics include technology, politics, ideology, race and social structure. Special attention will be given to hurricanes Katrina (2005) and Sandy (2012). Also listed as POL 296. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at at least once every two years
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    AAS 304 - Peoples of Africa

    African ethnology: the religion, language, social, economic, political organization of cultures in Africa south of the Sahara. Prerequisites: ANT 102 or 300. Also listed as ANT 304. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at east once every two years
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    AAS 312 - African-American History to 1865

    Advanced course on the history of African Americans from the 18th century to 1865 with a focus on historiographical issues relating to slavery, African-American culture, the industrial revolution, abolition and the larger narrative of American history. Prerequisite: HIS 200, 201 or AAS 100. Also listed as HIS 312. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall

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    AAS 313 - African-American History since 1865

    Advanced course on the history of African Americans from 1865 to recent times with a focus on historiographical issues relating to reconstruction and freedom, race and industrialization, migration and Jim Crow, protest traditions, black politics, African American culture, the Civil Rights movement, and the relationship between class and race in the American tradition.  Prerequisite: HIS 200, 201 or AAS 100. Also listed as HIS 313. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally

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    AAS 321 - Africa, Human Origins to 1800

    Critical examination of African History from earliest times to 1800. Main themes emerge from historiographical emphases on origins, grouping of peoples of Africa, evolution of political, social and economic institutions, global connections through trans-Siberian and Indian Ocean trades, spread of Islam, slavery and growth of states and empires Prerequisite: HIS 100, 101, 110, 111, 150, IST 200, 210 or AAS 100. Also listed as HIS 321. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at at least once every two years
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    AAS 322 - Modern Africa, 1800-Present

    Critical examination of African History since 1800. Main themes emerge from historiographical emphases on indigenous African and European influences, imperialism, colonial rule, independence, apartheid, problems of independent Africa. Prerequisite: HIS 100, 101, 110, 111, 150, IST 200, 210 or AAS 100. Also listed as HIS 322. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at at least once every two years
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    AAS 329 - Special Topics in African American Studies

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisite: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    AAS 332 - Jazz

    The history of Jazz in the United States, styles and structure as well as the place of this music in our culture. Prerequisite: MUS 100, 221, 222 or 223. Also listed as MUS 332. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    AAS 352 - Early African American Writing

    African American writing before World War II. Emphasis on critical reactions, analysis. Slave narrative, autobiography, rhetoric, fiction, poetry included. Prerequisite: AAS/ENG 251. Also listed as ENG 352. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    AAS 361 - U.S. Ethnic Identity and Conflict

    Social histories of major U.S. ethnic groups are contrasted in terms of both cultural identity and social structural differences. Anthropological and sociological data, theories and interpretations of internal U.S. cultural and power differences are presented to analyze and challenge the concepts of "race" and "minority." Prerequisite: SOC 100 or 150 or ANT 102. Also listed as ANT 352, SOC 352. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    AAS 362 - Politics of Developing Nation States

    Politics of development and nation building; political structures and forces examined with special attention to developing political systems of Third World including Asia, Africa, Latin America, Middle East. Also listed as POL 362. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    AAS 376 - African American Community Organizations

    Ideological concepts, programs, goals of major organizations in African American community. Regular class, off-campus experiences to design more effective organizational strategies. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    AAS 390 - South Africa

    Historical background to apartheid and contemporary racial conflict in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Namibia. Prerequisite: HIS 101, 111, 150, AAS 100, IST 200 or 210. Also listed as HIS 431. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    AAS 395 - International Race Relations

    Race, ethnic relations in United States, Great Britain, South Africa, Zimbabwe. Impact and nature of race issues in League of Nations, United Nations, Organization of African Unity. Prerequisite: Six hours in African American studies or political science. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    AAS 396 - African American Social and Political Thought I

    Social, political thought of African American people and leaders from 1850s to 1950s in periods of emigration, assimilation, accommodation, cultural nationalism, political nationalism, protest movements. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    AAS 397 - African American Social and Political Thought II

    Social, political thought of African American people and leaders from 1960s to present. Emphasis on African American Congressional Caucus, selected African leaders. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    AAS 404 - Constitutional Law II: Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

    Examines civil rights and liberties under the United States Constitution as interpreted by the Supreme Court. As such, it emphasizes problems arising from struggles for the protection of persons, opinions, property from arbitrary governmental and private interference. Close examination of U.S. Supreme Court opinions is central to the course. Also listed as CRM 404 and POL 404 Fulfills GE 11; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    AAS 412 - Independent Research in African American Studies

    One, two or three credits may be earned on projects related to African American studies. Students may enroll for independent study as many as three times, but for no more than a total of six credit hours. Prerequisite: Consent of coordinator. (1-3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    AAS 425 - African American Women Novelists

    Study of African American women's tradition in American literature. Focus on the representative works of Wilson, Harper, Hurston, Larson, Petry, Morrison, Naylor, Walker. Prerequisite: ENG 325, 326, 355 or 356. Also listed as ENG 425. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    AAS 428 - The Civil Rights Movement in America

    Critical examination of the Civil Rights Movement in America. Focus will be on historiographical developments and debates relating to the development of the movement; organizing strategies and leadership styles; and regional, gender and class experiences. Prerequisites: HIS 200, 201, AAS 100 or permission of instructor. Also listed as HIS 428. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally

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    AAS 429 - Special Topics in African American Studies

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisite: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O= offered occasionally
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    AAS 431 - Communication and Prejudice

    Examination of roles played by intrapersonal, interpersonal, group, organizational, political, and mass or mediated communication in relation to prejudice. Analysis of theories, issues, problems and practices. Prerequisite: COM 100. Also listed as COM 431. Fulfills: GE 11. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    AAS 432 - African Americans in Television and Film

    Historical and critical examination of the evolution of African American images in screen and TV from the early 1900s to the present. Prerequisite: CPN 101 or 103. Also listed as CIN 432, COM 432. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    AAS 433 - Slavery in World History

    Advanced comparative analysis of systems of unfree and forced labor. Examines Atlantic World, Africa and Indian Ocean World from early times to emancipation and beyond in the early 20th century. Prerequisite: HIS 100 or 101 or 110 or 111 or 200 or 201. Also listed as HIS 433 (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at at least once every two years
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    AAS 436 - Films of Spike Lee

    Analysis and critique of Spike Lee films emphasizing directing style, structure and production design on selected films. A thematic analysis of major works and an examination of critical reaction from feminists, black nationalists, film critics and theoreticians. Prerequisite: CPN 101 or 103. Also listed as COM 436. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    AAS 456 - International Politics in the Middle East

    Analysis of Middle East as point of conflict between Arab and Israeli, east and west powers, oil producers and oil consumers. Prerequisite: POL 101. Also listed as POL 456. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    AAS 460 - Geography and Film

    Select problems in cultural geography as exhibited through film. May be repeated with different subtitle: Social Geography of England, Comparative Cultural Geographies — India and Brazil, Race Issues in Southern Africa. Also listed as GRY 460 (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O= offered occasionally
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    AAS 468 - African-American Sport History

    This course examines the historical perspective of African-Americans in sport. Emphasis will be placed on the social, cultural, economic and political experiences of African-Americans in sport beginning with the Nubian culture in Africa through colonial America, slavery, the Jim Crow era of legal segregation, World War II and integration, the Civil Rights Movement and the late 20th century. Open only to juniors and seniors. Also listed as EXS 468. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr)
    Frequency code O= offered occasionally
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    AAS 470 - American Multicultural Literature

    Close readings of representative texts by major 20th century American writers of color. Prerequisite: Any 200-level English course. Also listed as ENG 475. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    AAS 485 - Africa, South of the Sahara

    Cultural, political factors and relationship to past and present population patterns. Prerequisite: Introductory geography. Also listed as GRY 485 (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    AAS 486 - Senior Seminar in African American Studies

    Interdisciplinary seminar aimed at integrating knowledge of various subspecializations of students beyond the core courses through discussion and readings. Required of all seniors specializing in African American studies. Prerequisite: African American studies major or minor. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    AAS 581 - Teaching the Inner City Child

    Issues related to teaching in high-need urban schools: roles of culture and context in teacher-student relationships; impact of social structures such as race and class on student achievement; how teaching in urban contexts is different; and effective practices in urban schools. Also listed as EDU 525 and FSA 525 Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester

Art and Art History Department

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Art History

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    ATH 120 - Backgrounds in Art

    Art principles and concepts, with their historical development, shown through design in visual art forms. Fulfills: GE 8; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    ATH 121 - Art in the Ancient World

    Art prior to Renaissance: Architecture, sculpture, and painting of Egypt, Near East, Greece, Rome, medieval Europe. Fulfills: GE 8; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    ATH 122 - Art in the Modern World

    Developments in Western Europe and the Americas from Renaissance culture through 20th century art. Fulfills: GE 8; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    ATH 129 - Special Topics in Art and Art History

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ATH 223 - Art History III

    Introduction to arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas. Fulfills: GE 8; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O= offered occasionally
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    ATH 229 - Special Topics in Art and Art History

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ATH 320 - History and Theory of Digital Arts

    An exploration of the artist's role in both using and analyzing the new media. A critical historical review of the impact of the digital revolution. Prerequisites: ATH 121, 122. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    ATH 321 - Seminar in Art History

    Specialized area of Western tradition of history of art. Reports based on independent research and study of related topic chosen in consultation with instructor required. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    ATH 323 - North American Art: Colonial Period to World War II

    Covers the period from 1620 to 1940 with emphasis not only on art and architecture from what is now the U.S. but also from Canada. Prerequisite: ATH 121 or 122. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    ATH 324 - Spanish and Spanish American Art and Architecture

    Survey of art and architecture produced in Spain and Latin America from 1492 to present. A major concern is not only Spanish Colonial Art, including the contribution of indigenous peoples to it, but also contemporary art from Latin America. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor or ATH 121 or 122. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O= offered occasionally
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    ATH 326 - Art of Greece and Rome

    Sculpture, painting, architecture from Bronze Age civilizations of Aegean through Greece and Rome to fall of the Empire; Etruscan art included. Plastic visual arts related to other aspects of culture (history, literature, drama) in each period. Prerequisite: ATH 121 or 122. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    ATH 329 - Special Topics in Art and Art History

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered occasionally
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    ATH 330 - Far Eastern Art

    Introduction to art, architecture of Far East including India, China, Japan, Central Asia, Southeast Asia from periods of early river cultures through 19th century. Differences between Eastern, Western cultures; interaction among Far Eastern cultures; influence upon modern society stressed. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ATH 331 - History of Graphic Design

    Survey of historical events and movements in visual communication from prehistory to the present, with emphasis on the evolution of typographic form, design technologies and distinct ways of seeing in different periods and societies. Lectures, texts, images and discussion introduce developments from cave painting to hieroglyphics to printed matter and interactive media. Prerequisite: ATH 121 or ATH 122. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    ATH 332 - Belize Study Abroad: History, Art and Culture

    Belize Winter Study Abroad program devoted to the art and history of the Maya civilization. Particular focus on hand forming processes of art such as pottery, stonework and painting. Guided field excursions to contemporary Maya communities and exploration of ancient sites involving ritual activities of the Classic Period, A.D. 250-900. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. Fulfills: GE 8; LASR; PRES. Notes: Winter Session Study Abroad class in Belize with a focus on the Maya Civilization, open to all majors.(3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code W = offered every winter
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    ATH 340 - The Early Renaissance in Italy

    Architecture, sculpture, and painting from the late 13th through 15th centuries. Works by Giotto, Brunelleschi, Donatello, Masaccio, Fra Angelico, Botticelli, etc., studied in their social and cultural contexts. Prerequisite: ATH 120, 121 or 122, or permission of instructor. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    ATH 341 - 15th-, 16th-Century Painting in Northern Europe

    Development of Flemish, Dutch, German and French painting of 15th and 16th centuries: works by Hubert and Jan van Eyck, Rogier van Weyden, Bosch, Dürer, Grünewald, the elder Bruegel. Prerequisite: ATH 120, 121, 122 or permission of instructor. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    ATH 344 - Renaissance, Mannerism, Baroque

    Analysis of High Renaissance art in Italy, 16th-century Italian Mannerism, and 17th-century Baroque art in Italy, France, Spain, England, Flanders, and Holland. Works by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, Bernini, Veláquez, Rubens, Rembrandt, etc., studied in their social and historical contexts. Prerequisite: ATH 120, 121, 122 or permission of instructor. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    ATH 355 - Rococo Through Impressionism: 18th and 19th Centuries

    Value structures in painting, sculpture, architecture in 18th and 19th centuries in relation to political and industrial revolutions, changes in class structure, religious revivals and atheism. Prerequisite: ATH 121 or 122. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    ATH 357 - Modern Art

    This course is a survey of significant activity and ideas in the visual arts from ca. 1880-1945. Focus is on the art of Western Europe with attention to changing critical perspectives. In addition, a number of themes such as gender, visuality, technology and mass media will be considered within the chronological framework. Prerequisite: ATH 120, 121, 122, or permission of instructor. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    ATH 385 - History of Prints

    Technical and artistic developments in printmaking from beginning in 15th century to present. Prerequisite: ATH 121 or 122. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O= offered occasionally
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    ATH 420 - Aesthetics

    Analysis of nature and function of art. Aesthetic theories from ancient Greece to modern period. Prerequisites: ATH 121 or 122. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ATH 429 - Special Topics in Art and Art History

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ATH 457 - Contemporary Art

    This course is intended to provide an introductory overview of the visual forms, media, and theories of contemporary art, with particular focus upon how art is defined and how the role of the artist is understood. Prerequisite: ATH 120, 121, 122, or permission of instructor. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    ATH 529 - Special Topics in Art and Art History

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally

Art Theory

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    ATT 115 - Field Study at Raquette Lake

    Introduction to interdisciplinary study in art studio and art history. Students are assessed a fee for room and board at Raquette Lake. Prerequisite: Consent of department. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    ATT 129 - Special Topics in Art Theory

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ATT 229 - Special Topics in Art Theory

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ATT 329 - Special Topics in Art Theory

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ATT 415 - Advanced Field Study at Raquette Lake

    Advanced interdisciplinary study in art studio and art history. Students are assessed a fee for room and board at Raquette Lake. May be repeated for up to three credit hours. Prerequisite: ATT 115. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    ATT 429 - Special Topics in Art Theory

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ATT 490 - Individual Problems in Art I

    Research or experimentation in area of visual arts or art history. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Fulfills: LASR. (3-6 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    ATT 491 - Individual Problems in Art II

    Continuation of ATT 490. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Fulfills: LASR. (3-6 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    ATT 492 - Art and Art History Teaching Assistant

    Participation as a supervised teaching assistant in a studio art or art history course. Responsibilities will include but may not be limited to: assisting instructor in classroom/studio management, group work, occasional course teaching/demonstration, lesson plan development and mentoring of other students. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    ATT 495 - Historical and Technical Research

    Advanced problems, experimentation stressing research, involvement with theoretical, technical, historical aspects of a discipline as they relate to student's work. May be repeated when subtitle changes for maximum of 12 hours. Prerequisite: Consent of department. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    ATT 529 - Special Topics in Art Theory

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally

Studio Art

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    ATS 101 - Drawing I

    Lectures, demonstrations, critiques in methods and techniques of drawing. Series of basic graphic problems designed to develop visual perception. Fulfills: GE 8; LASR. Notes: The State University of New York College at Cortland reserves the right to select and retain indefinitely any student art work done in connection with course work completed at the College.(3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    ATS 102 - Design I

    Exploration of both conceptual and practical realms of the design process through studio projects, with supporting lecture. Discussions focus on how experience, daily use, culture and aesthetics influence the field of design, while studio projects develop a creative yet rigorous design process through drawing, model making and critiques. Fulfills: GE 8; LASR. Notes: The State University of New York College at Cortland reserves the right to select and retain indefinitely any student art work done in connection with course work completed at the College.(3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    ATS 103 - Painting I

    Introduction to oil painting. A survey of basic concepts and methods, including observation, invention, color, shape, composition, paint application and development of content. Painted work, group critiques, written preparatory assignments. Fulfills: GE 8; LASR. Notes: The State University of New York College at Cortland reserves the right to select and retain indefinitely any student art work done in connection with course work completed at the College.(3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    ATS 104 - Ceramics I

    Forming processes aimed at discovering creative, structural, plastic potentials inherent in ceramics materials. Frequent technical lectures, demonstrations, group critiques and outside reading in historical, technical aspects of pottery design and construction. Fulfills: GE 8; LASR. Notes: The State University of New York College at Cortland reserves the right to select and retain indefinitely any student art work done in connection with course work completed at the College.(3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    ATS 106 - Sculpture I

    Concepts of form. Various media, techniques explored as preparation for further study in sculpture. Weekly lectures, critiques, discussions of historical aspects of sculpture. Fulfills: GE 8; LASR. Notes: The State University of New York College at Cortland reserves the right to select and retain indefinitely any student art work done in connection with course work completed at the College.(3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    ATS 107 - Printmaking I

    Basic concepts of graphic image. Techniques of etching, block printing, silk screen, lithography explored as they relate to basic graphic concepts. Weekly illustrated lectures, critiques, discussion of historical aspects of printmaking. Fulfills: GE 8; LASR. Notes: The State University of New York College at Cortland reserves the right to select and retain indefinitely any student art work done in connection with course work completed at the College.(3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    ATS 108 - Fibers I - Surface Design

    Introduces basic techniques of creating surface design on textiles; sewing, dyeing, resists, embroidery, silk screen, etc., to create art cloth. Emphasis is placed on creative problem-solving. Technical exploration, supported by lectures, critiques and research of historical precedent and contemporary practice promote individual exploration of fiber as an expressive artistic medium. Fulfills: GE 8; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    ATS 113 - Three-Dimensional Design

    Basic principles of three-dimensional design. Aesthetic and analytical exploration of form through problems, lectures, critiques and readings designed to strengthen visual perception. Fulfills: LASR. Notes: The State University of New York College at Cortland reserves the right to select and retain indefinitely any student art work done in connection with course work completed at the College.(3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ATS 114 - Photography I

    Introduction to black and white photography as creative form of expression. Emphasis on camera use, darkroom techniques, aesthetics of the print and presentation of completed work of art. Fulfills: GE 8; LASR. Notes: The State University of New York College at Cortland reserves the right to select and retain indefinitely any student art work done in connection with course work completed at the College.(3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    ATS 129 - Special Topics in Studio Art

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. Notes: The State University of New York College at Cortland reserves the right to select and retain indefinitely any student art work done in connection with course work completed at the College.(1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ATS 201 - Drawing II

    Drawing from nature, the figure, landscape, still life. Experimentation with various media. Frequent lectures, critiques, museum visits. Prerequisite: ATS 101. Fulfills: LASR. Notes: The State University of New York College at Cortland reserves the right to select and retain indefinitely any student art work done in connection with course work completed at the College.(3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    ATS 202 - Design II

    Advanced exploration of both conceptual and practical realms of the digital design process through studio projects, with supporting lecture. Introduces the computer as a powerful tool for both artists and designers. Prerequisite: ATS 102. Fulfills: LASR. Notes: The State University of New York College at Cortland reserves the right to select and retain indefinitely any student art work done in connection with course work completed at the College.(3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    ATS 203 - Painting II

    Further study of painting concepts, techniques and historic context. Development of series work through individual experimentation and research. Group discussion, critique and written documentation of process. Prerequisite: ATS 103. Fulfills: LASR; PRES. Notes: The State University of New York College at Cortland reserves the right to select and retain indefinitely any student art work done in connection with course work completed at the College.(3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    ATS 204 - Ceramics II

    Development of ceramic processes. Creative exploration of materials emphasized. Frequent technical lectures, demonstrations, group critiques, outside reading in historical and technical aspects of pottery design and construction. Prerequisite: ATS 104. Fulfills: LASR; PRES. Notes: The State University of New York College at Cortland reserves the right to select and retain indefinitely any student art work done in connection with course work completed at the College.(3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    ATS 206 - Sculpture II

    Introduction to advanced foundry work, woodworking and alternative materials with an emphasis on portfolio development. Lectures, critiques, field trips and research of historic and contemporary sculptural techniques. Prerequisite: ATS 106. Fulfills: LASR; PRES. Notes: The State University of New York College at Cortland reserves the right to select and retain indefinitely any student art work done in connection with course work completed at the College.(3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    ATS 207 - Printmaking II

    Intensified study of specific graphic techniques. Personal investigation of particular technique emphasized. Frequent lectures, critiques, museum visits. Prerequisite: ATS 107. Fulfills: LASR. Notes: The State University of New York College at Cortland reserves the right to select and retain indefinitely any student art work done in connection with course work completed at the College.(3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    ATS 208 - Fibers II - Weaving

    Introduces the floor loom as a tool for design and personal artistic expression. Through the creation of woven samples and finished artworks, students gain experience in yarn selection, loom dressing, and creative problem-solving. Technical exploration, supported by lectures, critiques and research of historical precedent and contemporary practice promote individual exploration of fiber as an expressive artistic medium. Fulfills: GE 8; LASR (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    ATS 209 - Lithography I

    Introduction to fine art lithography from aluminum plates. Intention is to acquaint students with fundamentals of black and white lithographic printing with emphasis on hand drawn and manipulated imagery. Techniques of image formation will include crayon application, wash drawing or lithotint, transfer from paper and Xerox, photo mechanically applied image. Prerequisite: ATS 101 or 102 or 107. Fulfills: LASR; PRES. Notes: The State University of New York College at Cortland reserves the right to select and retain indefinitely any student art work done in connection with course work completed at the College.(3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    ATS 214 - Digital Imaging

    Production techniques of digital still imaging. Capture and manipulation of digital media output for creative personal aesthetic statements. Prerequisite: ATS 114. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    ATS 217 - Color

    Creative exploration of color. Color palette design strategies from basic to complex provide a framework for experimentation and development of individual aesthetic. Color design for a variety of media applications will be considered. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    ATS 229 - Special Topics in Studio Art

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. Notes: The State University of New York College at Cortland reserves the right to select and retain indefinitely any student art work done in connection with course work completed at the College.(1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ATS 240 - Graphic Design I

    An introduction to the processes, techniques, basic terminology and concepts of the graphic design profession. Students learn to apply graphic design theory to develop aesthetic expression and effective communication. Oriented to computer aided graphic and information design. Prerequisite: ATS 202. Fulfills: LASR. Notes: The State University of New York College at Cortland reserves the right to select and retain indefinitely any student art work done in connection with course work completed at the College.(3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    ATS 241 - Typography I

    An introduction to typographic form through a series of structured investigations. Course study emphasizes basic letter-form design, vocabulary, measurement systems, computer typesetting and construction, and compositional principles used with text and display type. Prerequisite: ATS 202. Fulfills: LASR; PRES. Notes: The State University of New York College at Cortland reserves the right to select and retain indefinitely any student art work done in connection with course work completed at the College.(3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    ATS 301 - Drawing III

    Emphasis on composition, media intended to develop understanding of possibilities in drawing and student's own subjective approach. Lectures, critiques, reading assignments, wide variety of media used to expose students to more intellectual, technical possibilities. Prerequisite: ATS 201. Fulfills: LASR. Notes: The State University of New York College at Cortland reserves the right to select and retain indefinitely any student art work done in connection with course work completed at the College.(3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    ATS 302 - Design III

    Experimental two-, three-dimensional design concepts explored as they relate to contemporary situations. Individual, group problems designed to develop understanding, control of aesthetic and perceptual design variables. Independent research, problems, critiques, lectures, field trips. Prerequisite: ATS 202. Fulfills: LASR. Notes: The State University of New York College at Cortland reserves the right to select and retain indefinitely any student art work done in connection with course work completed at the College.(3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    ATS 303 - Painting III

    Intensified study of painting concepts, techniques and historic context. Development of series work through individual experimentation and research with greater emphasis on cohesive output and exhibition. Group discussion, critique and written documentation of process. Prerequisite: ATS 203. Fulfills: LASR; PRES. Notes: The State University of New York College at Cortland reserves the right to select and retain indefinitely any student art work done in connection with course work completed at the College.(3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    ATS 304 - Ceramics III

    Practical experience in advanced technical aspects of firing and glaze chemistry; body formulations emphasized. Frequent lectures, reading assignments, group critiques. Prerequisite: ATS 204. LASR; Fulfills: PRES. Notes: The State University of New York College at Cortland reserves the right to select and retain indefinitely any student art work done in connection with course work completed at the College.(3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    ATS 306 - Sculpture III

    Development of a cohesive body of work through material and technical specialization, professional practice, lectures, critiques and discussions of contemporary and historic sculptural techniques. Prerequisite: ATS 206. Fulfills: LASR; PRES. Notes: The State University of New York College at Cortland reserves the right to select and retain indefinitely any student art work done in connection with course work completed at the College.(3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    ATS 307 - Printmaking III

    Prerequisite: ATS 207. Fulfills: LASR. Notes: The State University of New York College at Cortland reserves the right to select and retain indefinitely any student art work done in connection with course work completed at the College.(3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    ATS 308 - Fibers III

    Introduction to new fiber techniques. Continuation of woven processes and surface design techniques. Emphasis is placed on the relationship between surface and structure. Lectures, critiques, discussions and research of historic and contemporary textiles. Use of alternative materials is encouraged. Prerequisites: ATS 108 and 208. Fulfills: LASR; PRES. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    ATS 309 - Lithography II

    Continuation of Lithography I; intended to encourage experimental uses of mechanical process in advanced multiple image formation. Technical problems involving use of color in lithography introduced; registration methods will demand that student has command over basic techniques of Lithography I. Prerequisite: ATS 209. Fulfills: LASR. Notes: The State University of New York College at Cortland reserves the right to select and retain indefinitely any student art work done in connection with course work completed at the College.(3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    ATS 312 - Experimental Video

    Students develop personal concepts through screenings, documentaries, artist work, critique, problem solving and technical workshops. Combining video and audio with a focus on artistic expression, experimental works are created. Prerequisite: ATS 114 or ATS 214. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    ATS 314 - Figure Drawing I

    Study of human figure using various media. Historical research emphasized through lectures; gallery, museum visits. Prerequisite: ATS 101. Fulfills: LASR. Notes: The State University of New York College at Cortland reserves the right to select and retain indefinitely any student art work done in connection with course work completed at the College.(3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ATS 315 - Figure Drawing II

    Continued study of the figure emphasizing individual problems, research, museum, gallery visits required. Prerequisite: ATS 314. Fulfills: LASR. Notes: The State University of New York College at Cortland reserves the right to select and retain indefinitely any student art work done in connection with course work completed at the College.(3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ATS 316 - Silk Screen Printing

    Creating of fine prints by silk screen process. Various types of stencils explored, i.e. paper, cut film, tusche-glue, etc. Prerequisite: ATS 101, 102 or 107. Fulfills: LASR. Notes: The State University of New York College at Cortland reserves the right to select and retain indefinitely any student art work done in connection with course work completed at the College.(3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    ATS 329 - Special Topics in Studio Art

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. Notes: The State University of New York College at Cortland reserves the right to select and retain indefinitely any student art work done in connection with course work completed at the College.(1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ATS 330 - Artist's Books

    Introduction to the use of the book as an object of artistic expression. Students learn to design and apply methods of binding, box making and print media as they produce personal statements. Historical and contemporary usage of the codex format will be explored in lectures and critiques and with visits to local collections in museums and libraries. Prerequisite: ATS 101 or 102. Fulfills: LASR; PRES. Notes: The State University of New York College at Cortland reserves the right to select and retain indefinitely any student art work done in connection with course work completed at the College.(3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    ATS 340 - Graphic Design II

    An extension of the Graphic Design I course, stressing three objectives: craftsmanship, composition, and concept of aesthetic form as communication. Practical design problem solving within a professionally oriented studio environment. Prerequisites: ATS 101, 240 and 241. Fulfills: LASR. Notes: The State University of New York College at Cortland reserves the right to select and retain indefinitely any student art work done in connection with course work completed at the College.(3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    ATS 341 - Digital Illustration

    Examination of illustration within the contexts of digital media, editorial design, info graphics and narrative imagery as it pertains to the graphic design profession. Students build competency with current tools of digital illustration through hands-on projects that communicate narratives, concepts and quantitative information. Prerequisite: ATS 240. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    ATS 342 - Visual Design for the Web

    Introduction to the history and practical application of the use of the Internet as a communicative and artistic tool. Students will learn a wide range of HTML and multimedia content authoring tools in the production of individual project sites. Prerequisites: ATS 102 and 202. Fulfills: LASR and PRES. Notes: The State University of New York College at Cortland reserves the right to select and retain indefinitely any student art work done in connection with course work completed at the College.(3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    ATS 343 - Multi-Media I

    Introduction to time-based and interactive digital media. Audio and visual media are explored and refined into personal aesthetic statements. Prerequisites: ATS 101, 240 and 241. Fulfills: PRES. Notes: The State University of New York College at Cortland reserves the right to select and retain indefinitely any student art work done in connection with course work completed at the College.(3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    ATS 344 - Interactive Media

    Examines the diverse potential of Internet-based art and interactivity. Advanced interactive works will be completed through the historical review of screen-based artwork, critique and software techniques. Topics include navigation, non-linear and linear narrative, interactive animation and sound. Development of scripting concepts and techniques through individual experimentation and research. Prerequisite: ATS 343. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    ATS 345 - Animation Techniques

    The study of animation as an art form. Topics include the history of sequential imagery, animation production, sound design, concept development and storyboarding. Personal investigation of animation techniques is emphasized. Frequent lectures, film, critiques and exercises. Prerequisites: ATS 101, ATS, 114 and ATS 202. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    ATS 401 - Drawing IV

    Individual study, experimentation with various media. Portfolio of drawings required before completion of course. Frequent lectures, critiques, museum visits. Prerequisite: ATS 301. Fulfills: LASR. Notes: The State University of New York College at Cortland reserves the right to select and retain indefinitely any student art work done in connection with course work completed at the College.(3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    ATS 403 - Painting IV

    Intensified study of painting concepts, techniques and historic context. Development of series work through individual experimentation and research with greater emphasis on unique solutions pertaining to student's personal creative interests. Group discussion, critique and written documentation of process. Prerequisite: ATS 303. Fulfills: LASR. Notes: The State University of New York College at Cortland reserves the right to select and retain indefinitely any student art work done in connection with course work completed at the College.(3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    ATS 404 - Ceramics IV

    Self-directed study expanding on earlier course work. Advanced glaze chemistry, other technical and aesthetic aspects of pottery design and execution. Independent research, group critiques, lectures. Prerequisite: ATS 304. Fulfills: LASR. Notes: The State University of New York College at Cortland reserves the right to select and retain indefinitely any student art work done in connection with course work completed at the College.(3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    ATS 406 - Sculpture IV

    Self-directed study in selected area of interest. Further development of sculptural ideas as expressed through various media and techniques. Research into historical aspects of sculpture. Group lectures, critiques, seminars, museum visits. Prerequisite: ATS 306. Fulfills: LASR. Notes: The State University of New York College at Cortland reserves the right to select and retain indefinitely any student art work done in connection with course work completed at the College.(3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    ATS 407 - Printmaking IV

    Self-directed study in selected area of interest. Further development of graphic concepts as expressed through various media of student's choice. Research into historical aspects of graphic form relating to other intellectual, artistic activity. Group lectures, critiques, personal criticism, museum visits; print collection at Cornell Museum utilized. Prerequisite: ATS 307. Fulfills: LASR. Notes: The State University of New York College at Cortland reserves the right to select and retain indefinitely any student art work done in connection with course work completed at the College.(3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    ATS 408 - Fibers IV

    Self-directed study in selected fibers area pertaining to concepts and techniques related to a student's body of work. Development of a comprehensive series of work leading to the creation of a portfolio. Intensified study of contemporary fibers contexts and written documentation of the student's process. Prerequisite: ATS 308. Fulfills: LASR; PRES. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    ATS 429 - Special Topics in Studio Art

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. Notes: The State University of New York College at Cortland reserves the right to select and retain indefinitely any student art work done in connection with course work completed at the College.(1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ATS 440 - Portfolio Practicum

    An intensive studio class open to senior-level students. This course is the final culmination of the methods and practices investigated throughout the New Media Design Program. Topics to be explored include business practices and visual portfolio presentation. Prerequisites: ATS 342 and 343.

      Notes: The State University of New York College at Cortland reserves the right to select and retain indefinitely any student art work done in connection with course work completed at the College.(3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring

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    ATS 451 - Advanced Studio I

    Research or experimentation in area of visual arts. Group discussion, peer critique and written documentation of process. Prerequisite: Completion of 400-level studio course, consent of department. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    ATS 452 - Advanced Studio II

    Continuation of research or experimentation in area of visual arts. Group discussion, peer critique and written documentation of process. Prerequisite: ATS 451, consent of department. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    ATS 498 - Bachelor of Fine Arts - Thesis I

    Thesis research and experimentation in consultation with thesis committee for BFAS majors. Consent of department. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    ATS 499 - Bachelor of Fine Arts - Thesis II

    Continuation of ATS 498 for BFAS majors. Consent of department. Prerequisite: ATS 498. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    ATS 529 - Special Topics in Studio Art

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. Notes: The State University of New York College at Cortland reserves the right to select and retain indefinitely any student art work done in connection with course work completed at the College.(1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally

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Asian Studies

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    AST 100 - Introduction to Asia and the Middle East

    Basic knowledge and understanding of the diverse societies and cultures of the Asian continent, including the Middle East. Study of geography, religions, cultural traditions, economic, social and political structures. (2 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    AST 129 - Special Topics in Asian Studies

    Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. Notes: Notes: Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes.(1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    AST 200 - Introduction to Asia

    Basic knowledge and understanding of the diverse societies and cultures of Asia. Study of the geography, nations, religions, cultural traditions, economic, social, and political developments including the circumstances leading to emigration from Asian countries to the United States and the Asian-American experience. Fulfills: GE 6. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years

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Adolescence Education

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    AED 442 - Methods I: Teaching the Sciences in the Middle and Secondary Schools (BIO)

    The course examines history and foundations of education, especially science education; explores disciplinary models and their application to classroom management; examines tools for measurement and evaluation of performance and achievement of diverse learners; develops criteria for curriculum development and lesson planning aligned with state and national standards; examines federal and state laws governing education of students with disabilities; develops strategies for collaborating with administrators, faculty, staff, parents/guardians, and community members. Includes 25 hours of field experience in middle or secondary schools. Open only to majors who have been formally admitted to adolescence education: biology, chemistry, earth science or physics. Prerequisites: PSY 232 and AED 391. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    AED 443 - Methods II: Teaching the Sciences in the Middle and Secondary Schools (BIO)

    Introduction to aspects of teaching laboratory-based science to a diverse population of students through the development of a course syllabus, a comprehensive plan for laboratory safety, and lesson/unit plans that incorporate technology and align with state and national learning standards and state science core curriculum guides.

    The course will conclude with a discussion of the importance of continued self-reflection and professional growth and development. Twenty-five hours of field experience in middle and secondary schools, with 15 of the twenty-five hours devoted to working with students with disabilities. Prerequisite: AED 442; corequisites: AED 444 and SPE 275. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall

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    AED 444 - Laboratory Practicum (BIO)

    Opportunity to work with an experienced teacher in the planning, preparation and implementation of laboratory exercises in an introductory, college-level lab course through one-on-one and small group activities. Fulfills 25 hours of field experience requirement. Corequisite: AED 443. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    AED 445 - Student Teaching: Adolescence Education - Science (BIO)

    Full-time supervised student teaching in two public school placements: one, eight-week placement at the seventh or eighth grade level and one, eight-week placement at the ninth, tenth, eleventh or twelfth grade level. A discipline-specific student teaching seminar is held on campus once during the semester. Prerequisites: PSY 232; AED 443 and 444. See major department for eligibility criteria. Grading: S, U grades are assigned. (12 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester

Biology

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    BIO 110 - Principles of Biology I

    Origin, evolution and diversity of life; molecular, cellular and genetic basis of life, with emphasis on scientific method. Not open to those having credit for BIO 201 or 202 (or equivalent) or to biology majors. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three lectures, one two-hour laboratory. Fulfills: GE 2; LASR. (4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    BIO 111 - Principles of Biology II

    Physiology and ecological concepts of biology as related to higher animals and plants. Students seeking GE 2, Natural Sciences credit, should enroll in BIO 113 the same semester. Not open to those having college credit for BIO 201 and 202 (or equivalent) or to biology majors. Lecture/Lab Hours: Lecture only. Fulfills: GE 2; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    BIO 113 - Principles of Biology II Laboratory

    Laboratory and field examination of the anatomy, physiology and ecology of plants and animals. Must be taken concurrently with BIO 111: Principles of Biology II. Completion of BIO 111 and 113 satisfies the GE 2 Natural Sciences requirement. Not open to students with credit for BIO 201 and 202 or to students majoring in biological sciences. Prerequisite/corequisite: BIO 113 must be taken concurrently with BIO 111 with the exception of failing BIO 113. In this case, students will be allowed to retake BIO 113 in a later semester. Lecture/Lab Hours: One two-hour laboratory. Fulfills: GE 2. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    BIO 129 - Special Topics in Biological Sciences

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    BIO 201 - Biological Sciences I

    Principles of biology from a botanical perspective, emphasizing structure, function, ecology, and the evolutionary diversity of the moneran, protistan, fungal and plant kingdoms. For biology majors. Not open to students with credit for both BIO 110 and 111. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three lectures, one three-hour laboratory. Fulfills: GE 2; LASR. (4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    BIO 202 - Biological Sciences II

    Principles of biology from a zoological perspective emphasizing genetics, evolution, animal structure and function, development, and diversity of the animal kingdom. For biology majors. Not open to students with credit for both BIO 110 and 111. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three lectures, one three-hour laboratory. Fulfills: GE 2; LASR. (4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    BIO 205 - Methods in Laboratory Biology

    Introduction to some basic methods of laboratory biology including microscopy, spectrophotometry, chromatography and cell culture. Emphasis is placed on helping students improve quantitative skills. Not open to students with credit for BIO 210. Lecture/Lab Hours: Two lectures, one three-hour laboratory. Fulfills: LASR. (2 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    BIO 210 - Cellular Biology

    Examination of the molecular and biochemical systems central to cellular structures and processes including organelles and some specialized cell types. Prerequisites: CHE 227, 277 and CHE 228, 278; C- or better in both BIO 201 and 202. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three lectures, one three-hour laboratory. Fulfills: LASR. (4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    BIO 229 - Special Topics in Biological Sciences

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    BIO 301 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I

    Structure, function of human body; cells, tissues; skeletal, muscular, nervous systems. Primarily for health, physical education majors. May be applied toward biology major only by dual majors in biology and physical education, biology and health, or biology and athletic training. Lecture/Lab Hours: Two lectures, one two-hour laboratory. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    BIO 302 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II

    Structure, function of human body; urinary, digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular, endocrine, and reproductive systems. Primarily for health, physical education majors. May be applied toward biology major only by dual majors in biology and physical education, biology and health, or biology and athletic training. Lecture/Lab Hours: Two lectures, one two-hour laboratory. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    BIO 303 - Microbiology and Human Disease

    Introduction to microorganisms and microbiological laboratory techniques. Emphasis on roles of microorganisms in disease, mechanisms of immunity. Primarily for students majoring in health; not open to biology majors. Lecture/Lab Hours: Two lectures, one three-hour laboratory, one two-hour laboratory. Fulfills: LASR. (4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall.
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    BIO 304 - Microbiology

    Introduction to microorganisms and their laboratory study. Major topics include microbial metabolism, genetics, immunology, medical microbiology, microbial ecology. Prerequisite: BIO 210. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three lectures, one three-hour laboratory. Fulfills: LASR. (4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    BIO 305 - Histology

    Microscopic study of fundamental tissues and organs with emphasis on the human body. Prerequisite: One year of biology. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three lectures, one three-hour laboratory. Fulfills: LASR. (4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    BIO 306 - Human Genetics

    Introduction to inheritance of similarities and differences in humans. Emphasis on genetic causes of diseases and defects. Not open to biology majors. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three lectures. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    BIO 307 - Field Natural History

    Natural history of plants and animals with emphasis on ecosystems of New York state. Collections of flora and fauna required. Not open to biology majors. Lecture/Lab Hours: Two lectures, one three-hour field trip. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    BIO 310 - Field Biology

    Examination of biological diversity and ecology in terrestrial and aquatic communities of New York. The course is taught during August at Cortland's Outdoor Education Center in Adirondack State Park. Daily and evening classes include field trips, laboratories, and lectures. Students are assessed a fee for room and board. Required of biology majors in programs for adolescence science certification and environmental science concentration. Prerequisites: BIO 110-111 or BIO 201-202. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code M = offered in summer
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    BIO 312 - Genetics

    Genetic, cytogenetic, biochemical aspects of inheritance. Prerequisite: A grade of C- or better in BIO 210. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three lectures, one three-hour laboratory. To be taken by biology majors before the end of the junior year. Fulfills: LASR. (4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    BIO 315 - Marine Biology

    Living organisms in marine environments; ocean habitats, ecological relationships, utilization. Two lectures, one recitation; one ten-day field trip to the Caribbean in January. Prerequisites: BIO 110-111 or 201-202, consent of instructor. Fulfills: LASR. (4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall; C = offered at least once every two years
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    BIO 319 - Biological Literature

    Techniques in use of library resources resulting in a comprehensive technical bibliography and oral presentation. Recommended before second semester of junior year. Fulfills: LASR; PRES. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    BIO 321 - Tree Biology

    Structure, function, and ecology of woody plants. Laboratory emphasis is placed on tree identification, ecology, experimentation, and data collection for course projects. Occasional field trips and participation in community-based tree projects required.  Prerequisite: BIO 110 or BIO 201. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    BIO 324 - Human Anatomy

    Structural organization of mammalian organ systems with emphasis on detailed dissections of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, respiratory, digestive, urinary, reproductive, circulatory, endocrine and nervous systems. Not open to students with credit for both BIO 301 and 302. Three two-hour lecture/laboratories. Prerequisites: BIO 110 and 111 or 201 and 202. Fulfills: LASR. (4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    BIO 329 - Special Topics in Biological Sciences

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    BIO 335 - Developmental Biology

    Examination of the development of select invertebrate and vertebrate embryos plus developmental processes including differentiation, morphogenesis and regeneration. Laboratory observations made as embryos develop from fertilized eggs and surgical operations are performed to observe tissue interactions. Prerequisite: BIO 210. Lecture/Lab Hours: Two lectures, one three-hour laboratory. Fulfills: PRES. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    BIO 401 - Invertebrate Zoology

    Functional morphology, life histories and evolutionary relationships of selected invertebrate phyla. Not open to students with credit for BIO 501. Prerequisite: BIO 111 or 202. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three lectures, one three-hour laboratory. Fulfills: LASR. (4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall; O = offered occasionally
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    BIO 402 - Biology of Vertebrates

    Evolution, functional morphology, and behavioral ecology of extinct and living vertebrate taxa. Three lectures, one three-hour laboratory. Prerequisites: BIO 110 and 111 or 201 and 202. Fulfills: LASR. (4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall; C = offered at least once every two years
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    BIO 405 - Conservation Biology

    Origin and preservation of biotic diversity, including species diversity, genetic variation and ecosystem variety. Not open to students with credit for BIO 505. Prerequisite: BIO 110-111 or 201-202. Lecture/Lab Hours: Two lectures, one three-hour laboratory/field trip. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    BIO 411 - Ornithology

    Evolution, anatomy and physiology, behavior, and ecology of birds. Identification of Central New York birds. Participation in field trips outside of scheduled class time is expected. Prerequisite: One year of introductory college biology. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three lectures, one three-hour laboratory per week. Fulfills: LASR; PRES. (4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    BIO 412 - General Ecology

    Interrelations of living organisms and their environment. Investigations of quantitative, qualitative aspects of environments. Prerequisite: BIO 110- 111 or 201-202. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three lectures, one three-hour laboratory. Fulfills: LASR. (4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    BIO 418 - Fungi

    Structure, classification, economic importance, methods of isolating, culturing and identifying the major groups of fungi. Prerequisite: BIO 201. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory. Fulfills: LASR. (4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall; C = offered at least once every two years
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    BIO 427 - Scientific Photography

    Develop technical skills and learn basic theory for producing highly resolved images with bright field, phase and differential interference compound light microscopes. Students will learn photographic darkroom techniques, image digitizing, and must prepare poster/oral presentations of projects. Prerequisites: BIO 110-111 or 201-202 and permission of instructor. Lecture/Lab Hours: One hour lecture, two hours laboratory per week. (2 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring; C = offered at least once every two years
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    BIO 428 - Scanning Electron Microscopy

    Theory and practice of scanning electron microscopy. Training in specimen preparation and use of the scanning electron microscope to produce highly magnified and resolved images of biological samples. Students will also learn photographic darkroom techniques. Project and paper required. Prerequisites: BIO 201-202, 210; CHE 227, 277 and CHE 228, 278; recommended PHY 106 or 202. Permission of instructor. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours of lectures/demonstrations and three hours of laboratory each week. (4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring; C = offered at least once every two years
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    BIO 429 - Special Topics in Biological Sciences

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    BIO 430 - Pathology

    The pathological basis of human disease, including cell death, inflammation and repair, cancer, as well as selected diseases from all major body systems. Excludes infectious and genetic diseases. Prerequisites: BIO 305 or 324 or 514 or permission of instructor. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three lectures. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    BIO 434 - Advanced Laboratory Experience

    Students serve as assistants in laboratory sections of a biology course. Includes advanced preparation for lab meetings, weekly attendance in the laboratory section while serving as instructional assistant in laboratory activities, and meetings with course instructor. May be taken twice. Not open to secondary education majors. Prerequisite: Grade B or better in the host course and permission of instructor. Grading: H, S, U grades are assigned. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    BIO 436 - Research Seminar

    Literature research and project design under the sponsorship of a faculty member. Fulfills prerequisite for BIO 438. Not open to second-semester seniors. May be substituted for BIO 319 but credit for both not permitted. Prerequisite: Junior biology major or consent of chair. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    BIO 437 - Directed Study

    Development of technical skills or preliminary investigation of a biological problem. May be taken twice, with different subtitle, for maximum of two credit hours. Prerequisite: Consent of department. Grading: H, S, U grades are assigned. (1-2 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    BIO 438 - Research in Biology

    Investigation, under faculty supervision, terminated by report written in scientific format. Presentation of final results to be made in BIO 436 (Research Seminar). May be repeated for maximum of six credit hours. Prerequisite: BIO 437. Grading: H, S, U grades are assigned. (2-3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    BIO 439 - Special Studies in Biology

    Special off-campus studies in biology by individual student. Prerequisite: Consent of department. Grading: H, S, U grades are assigned. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    BIO 444 - Immunology

    Introduction to the immune system with an emphasis on the immune cells and chemicals that protect against disease. Topics covered include innate immunity, lymphocyte development and specificity, antigen recognition and processing, T cell functions, vaccination, immunoglobulin structure and function, and recognition and eradication of cancerous cells. Prerequisite: BIO 210. Fulfills: LASR. (4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year

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    BIO 501 - Advanced Invertebrate Biology

    Structure and function, evolution, and life histories of major invertebrate phyla. Prerequisite: Four semesters of college-level biology or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for BIO 401. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three lectures, one three-hour laboratory. (4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall; O = offered occasionally
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    BIO 502 - Comparative Functional Morphology

    An examination of the principles and breadth of vertebrate functional morphology. Emphasis on the linkage of structure and function from the comparative and phylogenetic perspectives. Students may not receive credit for both BIO 402 and 502. Prerequisite: Four semesters of biology or permission of the instructor. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    BIO 505 - Case Studies in Conservation Biology

    Selected case studies in conservation biology, including conservation of species and genetic diversity, endangered species reintroductions, and the application of geographic information systems and computer models to the discipline. Not open to students with credit for BIO 405. Oral presentation, discussions and investigative laboratories/field trips. Prerequisites: One year of introductory biology. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code M = offered in summer; C = offered at least once every two years
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    BIO 507 - Advanced Field Natural History

    Natural history of plants and animals with emphasis on natural ecosystems of New York state. Not open to students with credit for BIO 307, BIO 310 or BIO 510. Also not open to biology or conservation biology majors. Two lectures, one three-hour laboratory/field experience per week. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    BIO 508 - Entomology

    An overview of insect biology including behavior, ecology, systematics, physiology, morphology and the economic/medical impact of insects on human societies. Not open to students with credit for BIO 408. Prerequisites: A minimum of four semesters of biology courses or permission of the instructor. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    BIO 510 - Advanced Field Biology

    Examination of biological diversity and ecology in terrestrial and aquatic communities of New York. The course is taught during August at Cortland's Outdoor Education Center in Adirondack State Park. Daily and evening classes include field trips, laboratories and lectures. Students are assessed a fee for room and board. Students will be expected to lead one planned activity and discussion for graduate credit. Prerequisites: BIO 110 and 111, or 201 and 202. Not open to students with credit for BIO 307 or 310. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code M = offered in summer
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    BIO 512 - Limnology

    Aquatic biology covering thermal, physical, chemical attributes of fresh water and their effect on composition of an aquatic ecosystem. Prerequisites: BIO 110 and 111 or 201 and 202; CHE 228 and 278. Lecture/Lab Hours: Two lectures, one three-hour laboratory. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    BIO 513 - Medical Entomology

    An introduction to medical entomology which emphasizes an understanding of the basic principles of insect biology as they relate to the study of medically important arthropods and arthropod-borne diseases. Not open to students with credit for BIO 508. Prerequisites: BIO 201 and 202 or equivalent. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    BIO 514 - Human Physiology

    Functions of mammalian organ systems, including the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems. Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in BIO 210. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three lectures, one three-hour laboratory. Fulfills: LASR. (4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    BIO 521 - Molecular Biology

    Study of biological processes at the molecular level, including topics such as DNA replication, recombination and repair, RNA transcription and splicing, epigenetics, and gene/genome evolution. Lectures and supplemental readings from the current scientific literature. Prerequisites: A grade of C- or better in BIO 210 and BIO 312. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    BIO 522 - Evolutionary Analysis

    Analysis of the mechanisms and patterns of biological evolution. Includes consideration of the historical development of ideas, the integration of examples from across the biological sciences and an emphasis on the modern understanding of evolutionary processes. Not open to students with credit for BIO 422 or BIO 516. Prerequisites: Four semesters of biology including a course in genetics. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    BIO 523 - Field Mycology

    Emphasis on field and laboratory techniques used in identifying macro fungi (mushrooms, polypores, stinkhorns, coral fungi, jelly fungi, cup fungi, etc.). Skills involving microscopic preparations and interpretation of cells and tissues, microchemical reactions, and tissue sectioning will be developed. Lecture and laboratory topics will cover morphology, taxonomy, ecology, and economic importance of macro fungi. Project and paper required. Prerequisite: Year of college-level biology. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code M = offered in summer; C = offered at least once every two years
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    BIO 524 - Physiological Ecology

    Physiological responses and adaptation of organisms to environmental factors. Prerequisite: Four semesters of undergraduate biology or permission of instructor. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring; C = offered at least once every two years
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    BIO 529 - Special Topics in Biological Sciences

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    BIO 533 - Biology Seminar

    Selected topics dealing with current issues in biology. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. (1-3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    EST 100 - Introduction to Environmental Studies

    Multidisciplinary study of the relationship of human beings to the natural world. Emphasis on the causes and consequences of human impacts on the local, regional, and global environments and the ecological, socioeconomic and institutional perspectives that must interact to solve environmental problems. Fulfills: GE 3 and GE 12; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    SCI 141 - Integrated Earth Science and Biology

    An interdisciplinary course for elementary education majors. Course utilizes a student-centered, hands-on approach to develop basic concepts of Earth science and biology. Emphasis is on the construction of meaningful mental models which can be applied to every day science of biology, astronomy, meteorology and geology. Lecture/Lab Hours: Two two-hour lectures, one two-hour lab. Fulfills: GE 2; LASR (4 cr. hr.).
    Frequency code A= offered every semester
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    SCI 304 - Plants and People

    Historical and present-day relationships between plants and people. Major topics include: photosynthesis and the evolution of life; the Green Revolution; drugs and medicines obtained from plants; plant diseases and ecological relationships; plants providing food and beverages. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three lectures. Fulfills: GE 3 and GE 12; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    SCI 325 - Biotechnology and Human Aging

    Biological perspectives on aging in cells, humans and societies including how past, present and future biotechnological advances may have a major impact on our society. Fulfills: GE 12; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall

Biomedical Sciences

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    BMS 129 - Special Topics in Biomedical Sciences

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes.  Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    BMS 229 - Special Topics in Biomedical Sciences

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    BMS 260 - Biomedical Sciences Seminar I

    Faculty involved in the major will discuss their research, senior undergraduates will give presentations about their research/internship experiences and outside speakers will share their expertise. Career opportunities will be emphasized by all contributors as students research potential professions. Prerequisites: BIO 201 and 202 or equivalent. Grading: H, S, U grades assigned. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    BMS 329 - Special Topics in Biomedical Sciences

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    BMS 429 - Special Topics in Biomedical Sciences

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    BMS 460 - Biomedical Sciences Seminar II

    Directed library research with emphasis on the conception, design and interpretation of results of research experiments. May be designed to extend and deepen understanding of scientific basis of previously undertaken internship. Students are required to lead one session in BMS 260 devoted to the topic of their research. Open only to juniors and seniors. Prerequisite: Permission of department. (2 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    BMS 461 - Biomedical Sciences Internship

    Internship at a biomedical facility such as an established health clinic, hospital, pharmaceutical company or biomedical research laboratory. Internship includes specialized training focused on a particular project. Open only to juniors and seniors. Prerequisite: Permission of department. Grading: H, S, U grades are assigned. (4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    BMS 529 - Special Topics in Biomedical Sciences

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
    Additional frequency code descriptions can be found in the Terminology Guide.

Conservation Biology

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    CON 460 - Conservation Biology Seminar

    Contemporary issues in conservation biology emphasizing their scientific and social aspects. Directed readings, library research, oral reports and discussion of the current literature and conservation internships. Open only to juniors and seniors. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor required. Fulfills: PRES. (2 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    CON 461 - Conservation Biology Internship

    Project-oriented internship with a government agency, nongovernmental organization (NGO), or faculty member emphasizing the social and scientific aspects of conservation biology practice. Alternatively, completion of a suitable study abroad program or course exploring conservation issues. Open only to juniors and seniors. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. (3-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester

Science, General

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    SCI 205 - Epidemics in Society

    Scientific, historical and biological background on infectious diseases with discussions of current emerging threats and how epidemics are portrayed in society.  Fulfills: GE 12. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O - offered in occasionally

Adolescence Education BIO

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    AED 391 - Introduction to Adolescence Education (BIO)

    Students will develop a coherent and comprehensive personal educational philosophy; analyze the role of education and teachers in society; demonstrate an understanding of teacher certification standards and requirements; evaluate teaching, lesson planning and implementation and cooperative skills; and develop a portfolio. The course includes 25 hours of field observation/teaching experience. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester

Other Courses

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    BIO 409 - Animal Behavior

    External stimuli, hormones, biological rhythms, orientation mechanisms, learning and behavioral ecology as related to maintenance of natural populations. Behavior in the natural context. Prerequisite: BIO 111 or 202. Lecture/Lab Hours: Two lectures, one three-hour laboratory. (4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring

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Adolescence Education

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    AED 442 - Methods I: Teaching the Sciences in the Middle and Secondary Schools (CHE)

    The course examines history and foundations of education, especially science education; explores disciplinary models and their application to classroom management; examines tools for measurement and evaluation of performance and achievement of diverse learners; develops criteria for curriculum development and lesson planning aligned with state and national standards; examines federal and state laws governing education of students with disabilities; develops strategies for collaborating with administrators, faculty, staff, parents/guardians, and community members. Includes 25 hours of field experience in middle or secondary schools. Open only to majors who have been formally admitted to adolescence education: biology, chemistry, earth science or physics. Prerequisites: PSY 232 and AED 391. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    AED 443 - Methods II: Teaching the Sciences in the Middle and Secondary Schools (CHE)

    Introduction to aspects of teaching laboratory-based science to a diverse population of students through the development of a course syllabus, a comprehensive plan for laboratory safety, and lesson/unit plans that incorporate technology and align with state and national learning standards and state science core curriculum guides.

    The course will conclude with a discussion of the importance of continued self-reflection and professional growth and development. Twenty-five hours of field experience in middle and secondary schools, with 15 of the twenty-five hours devoted to working with students with disabilities. Prerequisite: AED 442; corequisites: AED 444 and SPE 275. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall

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    AED 444 - Laboratory Practicum (CHE)

    Opportunity to work with an experienced teacher in the planning, preparation and implementation of laboratory exercises in an introductory, college-level lab course through one-on-one and small group activities. Fulfills 25 hours of field experience requirement. Corequisite: AED 443.  (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    AED 445 - Student Teaching: Adolescence Education - Science (CHE)

    Full-time supervised student teaching in two public school placements: one, eight-week placement at the seventh or eighth grade level and one, eight-week placement at the ninth, tenth, eleventh or twelfth grade level. A discipline-specific student teaching seminar is held on campus once during the semester. Prerequisites: PSY 232; AED 443 and 444. See major department for eligibility criteria. Grading: S, U grades are assigned. (12 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester

Chemistry

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    CHE 121 - Elementary Chemistry I

    Concepts underlying chemical reactions. Application of chemical processes and materials to daily life. Not open to science or math majors. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three lectures, one two-hour laboratory. Fulfills: GE 2; LASR. (4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    CHE 122 - Elementary Chemistry II

    Continuation of CHE 121. Not open to science or math majors. Prerequisite: CHE 121. Fulfills: GE 2; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    CHE 125 - Chemistry and the Environment

    Basic chemical principles applying to understanding modern environmental problems; food, materials, energy, pollution. Cannot be applied toward chemistry major or minor. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three lectures and/or demonstrations. Fulfills: GE 12; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    CHE 129 - Special Topics in Chemistry

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    CHE 190 - Chemical Bases of Health and Fitness

    Background for understanding exercise physiology. Chemical structure of foods and tissues, biochemical synthesis, blood chemistry, energy and thermodynamics, chemical kinetics. Cannot be applied toward chemistry major or minor. Previous experience in chemistry recommended. Lecture/Lab Hours: Two lectures, one three-hour lab. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    CHE 221 - General Chemistry I

    Atomic theory, structure, chemical bonding. Application of thermodynamic, structural and kinetic considerations to inorganic systems. Electrochemistry, quantitative analysis, other current topics. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three lectures, one three-hour laboratory. Students taking CHE 221 are encouraged to register for CHE 224 Problem-Solving in General Chemistry I. Fulfills: GE 2; LASR. (4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    CHE 222 - General Chemistry II

    A continuation of the introduction to the fundamental principles of chemistry, including the chemical properties of gases, liquids, and solids; solutions; chemical equilibria; atomic and molecular structure; thermodynamics; reaction kinetics; and a discussion of properties of selected topics such as electrochemistry and nuclear chemistry.   Prerequisite: CHE 221. Fulfills: GE 2; LASR. Notes: Students taking CHE 222 are encouraged to register for CHE 225: Problem-Solving in General Chemistry II. Three lectures, one three-hour laboratory.(4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester.
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    CHE 224 - Problem-Solving in General Chemistry I

    Methods of solving problems in general chemistry: stoichiometry, atomic and molecular structure, bonding. Corequisites: CHE 227 and 277. Grading: S, U grading. Cannot be applied toward chemistry minor. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    CHE 225 - Problem-Solving in General Chemistry II

    Methods of solving problems in general chemistry: thermodynamics, kinetics, chemical equilibrium. S, U grading. Cannot be applied toward chemistry minor. Corequisites: CHE 228 and 278. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    CHE 227 - General Chemistry I Lecture

    Atomic theory, structure, chemical bonding. Application of thermodynamic, structural and kinetic considerations to inorganic systems. Electrochemistry, quantitative analysis, other current topics. Fulfills: GE 2; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    CHE 228 - General Chemistry II Lecture

    A continuation of the introduction to the fundamental principles of chemistry, including the chemical properties of gases, liquids and solids; solutions; chemical equilibria; atomic and molecular structure; thermodynamics; reaction kinetics; and a discussion of properties of selected topics such as electrochemistry and nuclear chemistry. Prerequisite: CHE 227. Fulfills: GE 2; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    CHE 229 - Special Topics in Chemistry

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    CHE 277 - General Chemistry I Laboratory

    General Chemistry I Laboratory is the first semester of a year-long sequence in the chemistry laboratory. Students will learn basic laboratory techniques in the general chemistry area and be required to keep a professional lab notebook. Concepts from General Chemistry I Lecture will be emphasized and reinforced. Corequisite: CHE 227. Fulfills: GE 2; LASR. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    CHE 278 - General Chemistry II Laboratory

    General Chemistry II Laboratory is the second semester of a year-long sequence in the chemistry laboratory. Students will continue to learn basic laboratory techniques in the general chemistry area and be required to keep a professional lab notebook. Concepts from General Chemistry II lecture will be emphasized and reinforced. Prerequisites: CHE 227 and CHE 277; corequisite: CHE 228. Fulfills: GE 2; LASR. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    CHE 300 - Organic Chemistry I Lecture

    Introduction to Organic Chemistry. Topics include: structure of organic compounds, stereochemistry and an introduction to the reactions of organic compounds. Prerequisite: CHE 228. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    CHE 301 - Organic Chemistry I

    Organic compounds, their structure, properties, relationships, synthesis and uses. Prerequisite: A grade of C- or better in CHE 228 and 278. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three lectures, one three-hour laboratory. Fulfills: LASR. (4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    CHE 302 - Organic Chemistry II

    Prerequisite: CHE 301. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three lectures. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    CHE 303 - Organic Chemistry I Laboratory

    Introduction to organic chemistry laboratory techniques with an emphasis on purification and identification of organic compounds. Prerequisite: CHE 278; Pre/Corequisite: CHE 300. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    CHE 304 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory II

    Synthetic, analytical techniques in organic chemistry. Includes spectroscopy, chromatography. Prerequisite: CHE 301; prerequisite or corequisite: CHE 302. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    CHE 305 - Problem-Solving in Organic Chemistry I

    Methods of solving problems in organic chemistry, including the relationship of structure to reactivity, organic mechanism and organic spectroscopy. Emphasis on chemistry of organic acids and bases, alkenes, carboxylic acid derivatives, aldehydes and ketones. Prerequisites: CHE 228 and 278. Recommended for students enrolled in CHE 301. Cannot be applied toward the chemistry minor. Grading: S, U grades assigned. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    CHE 306 - Problem-Solving in Organic Chemistry II

    Methods of solving problems in organic chemistry, including the relationship of structure to reactivity, organic mechanism, controlling stereochemistry and synthesis. Emphasis on chemistry of alkenes and alkynes, substitution and elimination reactions, aromatic substitution and the synthesis of carbon skeletons. S, U grades assigned. Recommended for students enrolled in CHE 302. Cannot be applied toward the chemistry minor. Prerequisite: CHE 301. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    CHE 310 - Foundations of Analytical Chemistry

    Introduction to modern chemical analysis with an emphasis on quantitative analysis and chemical separations. Topics include error analysis and statistics, chemical equilibrium, titrations, spectrophotometric measurements, liquid and gas chromatographic separations. Three lectures, one three-hour laboratory. Prerequisites: CHE 228 and 278. (4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    CHE 329 - Special Topics in Chemistry

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. Notes: Terminology Guide (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    CHE 340 - Inorganic Chemistry

    Structures and reactivities of elements and compounds emphasizing modern theories of bonding and periodicity. Prerequisites: CHE 227, 277 and CHE 228, 278. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    CHE 361 - Introduction to Research in Chemistry and Biochemistry

    Introduction to research methods and topics, intended for those considering a career in chemistry or biochemistry. Topics include professional opportunities and strategies for success, the literature of the chemist and biochemist, and research opportunities. Prerequisites: CHE 228 and 278, which may be taken concurrently. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    CHE 410 - Quantitative Analysis

    Theory, methodology of modern chemical analysis. Volumetric, electrochemical and spectrophotometric methods. Prerequisites: CHE 228 and 278. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three lectures. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    CHE 429 - Special Topics in Chemistry

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    CHE 431 - Physical Chemistry I

    Kinetic theory of gases, thermodynamics, introductory quantum chemistry, chemical bonding. Molecular spectroscopy. Not open to students with credit for PHY 531. Prerequisites: CHE 228, 278; and PHY 202, which may be taken concurrently. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    CHE 432 - Physical Chemistry II

    Chemical kinetics, solid and liquid states, phase equilibria, properties of solutions and surface chemistry. Prerequisite: CHE 431. Also listed as PHY 432. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    CHE 434 - Engineering Thermodynamics

    Fundamentals of classical thermodynamics from engineering perspective. Properties of pure substances and use of thermodynamic tables, control volume analysis, heat engines and refrigerators. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    CHE 442 - Advanced Preparations

    Synthesis problems and techniques in organic and inorganic chemistry. Preparation may involve glassblowing and other specialized techniques. Not allowed for General Education science credit or minor in chemistry. Prerequisite: Consent of department. (1-3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    CHE 451 - Biochemistry I

    Compounds, reactions of biological importance, amino acids, nucleic acids, proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, vitamins, enzyme systems, digestion, absorption and pathways of intermediary metabolism. Prerequisite: CHE 301. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three lectures. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    CHE 452 - Biochemistry II

    Continued studies of the chemistry of living organisms discussed in CHE 451, with an emphasis on primary metabolism. Additional topics may include regulatory strategies, biosynthesis of secondary metabolites and the chemistry of nucleic acids. Prerequisites: CHE 302 and CHE 451. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    CHE 453 - Biochemistry Lab

    Laboratory practice with biochemical substances and experiments illustrating chemical reactions which may occur in biological systems. Concurrent with, or after, CHE 451. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    CHE 461 - Senior Seminar in Chemistry and Biochemistry

    Designed to give students advanced scientific communication experience. Methods for chemistry information retrieval and effective reading of the chemical literature will be covered. Participants will attend seminars presented by visiting speakers after exploring research literature on topics related to the speaker's expertise. May be repeated for one additional credit. No more than 1 credit may be applied to the chemistry minor. Prerequisites: CHE 361; and (CHE 310, CHE 431 and CHE 451 which may be taken concurrently). (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    CHE 470 - Advanced Laboratory

    Laboratory work in special topics, which may be repeated for credit as topics change. Prerequisite: Permission of department. Lecture/Lab Hours: Two three-hour labs for one quarter. Fulfills: LASR. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    CHE 471 - Quantitative Measurements Laboratory

    Classical and instrumental methods of quantitative analysis, including volumetric, spectrophotometric, and atomic spectroscopy. Prerequisite: CHE 410 which may be taken concurrently. Lecture/Lab Hours: Two three-hour labs for one quarter. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    CHE 472 - Equilibrium Measurements Laboratory

    Instrumental techniques applied to the determination of equilibrium constants of chemical reactions. Equilibrium constants measured are acid dissociation, formation constants of coordination complexes, M:L ratios of coordination complexes, and solubility product constants. Prerequisite: CHE 471 which may be taken concurrently. Lecture/Lab Hours: Two three-hour labs for one quarter. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    CHE 473 - Thermodynamics and Kinetics Laboratory

    Modern laboratory exercises in chemical kinetics and thermodynamics. Prerequisite: CHE 431. Lecture/Lab Hours: Two three-hour labs for one quarter. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    CHE 474 - Spectroscopy Laboratory

    Lab studies of the energy levels of molecules using modern spectroscopic methods. Computational chemistry or applications of spectroscopy may be included. Prerequisite: CHE 432 which may be taken concurrently. Lecture/Lab Hours: Two three-hour labs for one quarter. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    CHE 475 - Advanced Synthesis Laboratory

    Modern methods of inorganic and organic synthesis and characterization of compounds prepared in the laboratory. Prerequisite: CHE 304 and either CHE 340 or CHE 540, which may be taken concurrently. Lecture/Lab Hours: One three-hour lab. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    CHE 477 - Advanced Laboratory I

    A laboratory course in which students integrate from all chemistry disciplines to solve advanced laboratory problems, including design of chemical procedures, analysis of unknowns, measurement of equilibria, and determination of kinetics. One lecture, two three-hour labs. Prerequisite: CHE 301; and (CHE 310 and CHE 431, which may be taken concurrently.) Fulfills: PRES. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    CHE 478 - Advanced Laboratory II

    A laboratory course in which students build from the skill set established in CHE 477 to solve advanced laboratory problems, including the design of chemical procedures, multi-step chemical syntheses, advanced synthetic methods, determination of molecular/electronic spectra, molecular modeling, and investigation of the solid state. One lecture, two three-hour labs. Prerequisites: CHE 304, CHE 432 and CHE 477. CHE 432 may be taken concurrently. Fulfills: PRES. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    CHE 480 - Independent Research

    Limited to qualified upperclassmen. May be taken for a total of six credit hours. Prerequisite: Consent of department. (1-3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    CHE 499 - Chemistry Tutoring

    Tutoring lower-level chemistry students taking courses using personalized instruction method (Keller Plan). Students act as tutors for four-and-a-half hours a week, attend half hour discussions a week. May be taken up to three times for maximum of three credit hours provided a different course is tutored each time. Not applicable to chemistry minor. Prerequisites: B average in chemistry courses; consent of instructor. Grading: H, S, U grades are assigned. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    CHE 500 - Advanced Organic Chemistry

    Reaction mechanisms, physical organic chemistry and theoretical concepts in organic chemistry; recent developments. Prerequisite: CHE 302. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    CHE 505 - Polymers and Macromolecules

    The basic principles of polymer and macromolecular science, including synthesis, mechanism, structure/property relationships, characterization, modeling and applications. Prerequisite: CHE 302 and CHE 431 or graduate standing. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
    Additional frequency code descriptions can be found in the Terminology Guide.
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    CHE 510 - Chemical Instrumentation

    Theory of instrumental design. Application to a variety of spectrophotometric techniques in chemistry. Prerequisite: CHE 310 or graduate status. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    CHE 520 - Fundamentals of Materials Science

    Introduction to materials science and materials processing; relates internal structure and material processing to mechanical and chemical properties of metals, polymers, semiconductors, ceramics and composites. Prerequisites: CHE 302, CHE 340; and either PHY 105 or PHY 201; or graduate standing. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
    Additional frequency code descriptions can be found in the Terminology Guide .
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    CHE 529 - Special Topics in Chemistry

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    CHE 530 - Advanced Physical Chemistry

    Advanced study of physical chemistry. Includes photochemistry and electronic/magnetic phenomena. Prerequisite: CHE 432 or graduate standing. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    CHE 540 - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

    Periodic relationships occurring among elements and their compounds. Current theories of atomic structure, bonding, acid-base behavior and coordination. Prerequisite: CHE 301 and 340 or graduate standing. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
    Additional frequency code descriptions can be found in the Terminology Guide .
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    CHE 550 - Enzymology

    Background in enzyme structure-function and the skills necessary to critically interpret kinetic studies and X-ray crystallographic experiments. Topics include steady-state and transient kinetics, crystal growth, diffraction, phasing and refinement to determine structure. Prerequisite: CHE 451 or graduate standing. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    SCI 525 - Innovation and Invention

    Examination of the process of scientific and technological innovation and invention. Topics include the difference between innovation and invention, the impact of technological innovation and invention, patents versus trade secrets, and an introduction to reading, writing and submitting patents in the sciences. Prerequisite: 16 credit hours in science and/or mathematics or graduate standing. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years

Adolescence Education CHE

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    AED 391 - Introduction to Adolescence Education (CHE)

    Students will develop a coherent and comprehensive personal educational philosophy; analyze the role of education and teachers in society; demonstrate an understanding of teacher certification standards and requirements; evaluate teaching, lesson planning and implementation and cooperative skills; and develop a portfolio. The course includes 25 hours of field observation/teaching experience. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester

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Early Childhood Education

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    ECE 270 - Introduction to Early Childhood Education

    This course is an orientation to the issues, challenges and opportunities of early childhood education. It provides an overview of the history and philosophy of early care and education to the current system of early care and education in the United States. Criteria for developing, operating and evaluating early childhood programs will be introduced. Students will be introduced to the early childhood education program's conceptual framework, program plan, technological and other resources, and will observe early childhood programs and classrooms. Fulfulls: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    ECE 315 - Critical Media Literacy: Values, Education and Society

    Critical media approach to the historical, theoretical and ethical implications of technology's impact on society, particularly related to education. Topics include "cyberanalysis" for media and technological literacy, ethics, values and technological applications to develop a critical lens for being consumers and producers of media. Assumes competency at the CAP 100 level. Prerequisite: ECE 270. Fulfills: GE 12, LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    ECE 331 - Curriculum Development I

    This course focuses on curriculum development for children from birth to grade 3 with an emphasis on the preschool age child. The planning of developmentally appropriate learning experiences, the design of learning environments and the use of play and exploration for the purpose of expanding the young child's social, emotional, cognitive, linguistic, physical, and aesthetic growth and development will be explored.

    Students will develop methods and materials that address the content areas associated with the domains of early childhood growth and development, and develop awareness of cultural values of different families. Taken concurrently with ECE 332 (field component). Prerequisite: ECE 270. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year

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    ECE 332 - Pre-School Practicum

    This course provides students with hands-on field experience in an early childhood preschool setting. Each student will work with an experienced early childhood professional as their cooperating teacher for a minimum of 75 hours during the semester. This course is taken concurrently with ECE 331. Grading: S, U grades are assigned. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    ECE 333 - Children, Families, and Their Community

    This course explores the nature of families and communities as dynamic systems. The course focuses on current theories of family interactions, family patterns and communication and problem solving between early childhood programs and families. It is an ecological approach to understanding children, families and their communities for the purpose of supporting the developing child and their family. Community resources for families and models of support programs will be considered. Prerequisite: ECE 270 and ECE 332. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    ECE 334 - Infant and Toddler Curriculum

    Introduction to the education and care of children under three years old. Examines the principles and theory behind the planning of developmentally appropriate, safe, and healthy environments for infants and toddlers with an emphasis on play-based curriculum, the impact of culture, relationships with families and early intervention. Observations of infants and toddlers in multiple settings. Prerequisite: PSY 101. (2 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    ECE 479 - Integrated Curriculum Planning, Technology and Practicum

    Advanced curriculum integration, planning and assessment, including technology infusion, analysis of teaching practices and differentiated instruction, to meet learning standards in all elementary content areas. Development and presentation of teaching portfolio and a 50-hour practicum in a pre K-6 classroom appropriate to the certification area with an experienced classroom teacher are required. Prerequisites: ECE 315 (minimum grade of C) and ECE 332 (minimum grade of C); and ECE 431(minimum grade of C), which may be taken concurrently; and a 2.8 overall GPA. Fulfills: PRES. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    ECE 490 - Student Teaching I

    Student teaching with a special education cooperating teacher for one placement and a general education cooperating teacher for the other. One placement in a pre-kindergarten/kindergarten classroom and the other in a grade 1-2 classroom. Prerequisites: Consent of department to verify required grade point average; all methodology courses leading up to student teaching with no grade lower than a C; no outstanding incomplete grades; and successful completion of CARR, SAVE and DASA workshops. EDU 270, EDU 315, EDU 330, EDU 331, EDU 333 or FSA 340, EDU 334, EDU 340, EDU 431, EDU 435, EDU 481, EDU 482, FSA 340, FSA 479, LIT 371, SPE 270. Corequisites: ECE 491 and 492. Grading: S, U grades. Fulfills: PRES. (6 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    ECE 491 - Student Teaching II

    Second half of student teaching.  Placement is with a special education cooperating teacher for one placement and a general education cooperating teacher for the other. One placement in a pre-kindergarten/kindergarten classroom and the other in a grade 1-2 classroom. Prerequisites: Consent of department to verify required grade point average; all methodology courses leading up to student teaching with no grade lower than a C; no outstanding incomplete grades; and successful completion of CARR, SAVE and DASA workshops. EDU 270, EDU 334, EDU 331, EDU 333 or FSA 340, EDU 315, EDU 340, EDU 373, EDU 374, EDU 375, EDU 481, LIT 371, LIT 372, SPE 270. Corequisites: ECE 490 and ECE 492. Grading: S, U grades. Fulfills: PRES. (6 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    ECE 492 - Seminar in Student Teaching

    Semester-long seminar for discussion and analysis of issues related to pre-service classroom teaching. Withdrawal from Student Teaching, ECE 490 or ECE 491 requires withdrawal from ECE 492. Prerequisites: Consent of department based on eligibility to verify required grade point average; all methodology courses leading up to student teaching with no grade lower than a C; no outstanding incomplete grades; and successful completion of CARR, SAVE and DASA workshops; EDU 270, EDU 315, EDU 330, EDU 331, EDU 333 or FSA 340, EDU 334, EDU 340, EDU 431, EDU 435, EDU 481, EDU 482, FSA 479, LIT 371, SPE 270. Corequisites: ECE 490 and 491. Grading: S, U grades. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    EDU 330 - Assessment of Young Learners with Diverse Needs

    Acquaints candidates with the observation and assessment techniques necessary to understand the growth and development of young children, including children with and without disabilities, in order to meet the individual needs of children while building on their strengths. Examines formal and informal assessments of social-emotional, physical/sensorimotor, intellectual, communication, creative, health and adaptive behavior. Addresses critical issues in early childhood developmental assessment and the assessment of young children with disabilities. Prerequisites: EDU 270 and PSY 231. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    EDU 438 - Children's Literacy Across the Curriculum

     

    Develops knowledge of speech and language patterns and literacy development in young children. Examines language environment and the role of language experience, play, integrated arts and literature in fostering all children's literacy, and knowledge of self and the world. Prerequisite: EDU 331 and PSY 231. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year

Education

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    EDU 129 - Special Topics in Education

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    EDU 229 - Special Topics in Education

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    EDU 270 - Introduction to Early Childhood and Childhood Education

    An overview and orientation to issues of early childhood and childhood education (birth through grade 6). Includes history, philosophy, developmental theory, professional principles and standards, and criteria for developing, operating, and evaluating early care and education programs and current educational policy resources. Opportunities for observations of programs and classrooms are provided. Prerequisite: PSY 101. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    EDU 303 - Arts in the Curriculum

    A cross-disciplinary approach to understanding music, art, dance and drama as developmental exercises for early learners from infancy to middle school age, with emphasis on the curricular contribution of the arts to learning across all disciplines. Prerequisite: PSY 231. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    EDU 315 - Critical Media Literacy: Values, Education and Society

    Critical media approach to the historical, theoretical and ethical implications of technology's impact on society, particularly related to education. Topics include "cyberanalysis" for media and technological literacy, ethics, values, and technological applications to develop a critical lens for being consumers and producers of media. Assumes competency at the CAP 100 level. Fulfills: GE 12, LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    EDU 329 - Special Topics in Education

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    EDU 331 - Integrated Curriculum Development for Young Children

    Curriculum development and planning focused on children in preschool through kindergarten, including planning and implementing developmentally appropriate learning experiences based on informal and formal methods of observation and assessment, design of learning environments, and use of play and exploration to expand children's social, emotional, cognitive, linguistic, physical and aesthetic growth and development. Field placement with 3-5 year olds required. Prerequisites: EDU 270 and PSY 231; corequisite: EDU 333. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    EDU 333 - Children, Families and Their Community

    Using an ecological approach to explore families and communities as dynamic systems, the course focuses on theories of family patterns and interactions as they affect problem-solving and communication among educational and childcare programs and families. Community resources and model support programs for children and their families are studied. Prerequisite: EDU 270; corequisite: EDU 331. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    EDU 334 - Infants and Toddlers: Curriculum, Observation and Analysis

    Introduction to education and care of children under three years old, including observation and analysis in multiple settings and a required field placement. Examines principles and theory for planning developmentally appropriate, safe and healthy environments for infants and toddlers, with emphasis on play-based curriculum, the impact of culture, relationships with families and early intervention. Prerequisite: PSY 101. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester

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    EDU 373 - Teaching Elementary School Mathematics

    Content and methods for teaching mathematics in the elementary school program focusing on problem solving, mathematical reasoning and communication in mathematics. Special attention will be given to integrating mathematics with other areas of the curriculum helping students see the connection among mathematics and other areas of study. Notes: Note: ICE majors are required to register for a field experience lab section (EDU 373-L01 for 0 credit hours), which will require 75 hours of observation in a grade 1-6 elementary classroom.(3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    EDU 374 - Teaching Elementary School Science

    Content and methods for teaching inquiry science in the elementary school. Special attention is given to how children learn science, interpretation of science education research, and integrating science across the curriculum. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    EDU 375 - Teaching Elementary School Social Studies

    Content and methods of teaching elementary school social studies focusing upon how children learn social studies, problem solving, social issues and social action, recent trends and programs, and the integration of social studies with other areas of the elementary school curriculum. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    EDU 378 - The Social and Academic Curriculum I

    Introduction to the social curriculum, methods and strategies of classroom management, integrated with social studies theory and methods in grades one through six. Focused on self-efficacy and respectful participation in communities through cooperative relationships and skills of negotiation and problem-solving, with consideration of familial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, and effects on child development. Corequisites: EDU 373, 374 and 379. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    EDU 379 - Inquiry into Curriculum, Technology and Teaching

    Introduction to teaching practices, curriculum, and learning standards for Pre-Kindergarten through grade six, with emphasis on technology and differentiated instruction. Development of portfolio, classroom observation, and 50-hour practicum experience in an elementary school with an experienced classroom teacher required. Corequisites: EDU 373, 374 and 378. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    EDU 429 - Special Topics in Education

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    EDU 432 - Integrated Curriculum Development for Young Learners II

    Emphasizes developing inclusive pedagogical techniques, methods and materials in inclusive primary grade classrooms (kindergarten-grade 3). Focuses on the development of integrated curriculum in all content areas including social studies, science, mathematics, literacy and the arts with a specific emphasis on the use of research-based methods of teaching all students, including students with disabilities. Prerequisite: EDU 331. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year

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    EDU 446 - Individual or Independent Study

    Curriculum or other aspects of elementary education. Purpose, design of study determined by instructor-advisor. Weekly conferences. Grading: S, U grades are assigned. (1-3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    EDU 479 - Integrated Curriculum Planning, Technology and Practicum

    Advanced curriculum integration, planning and assessment, including technology infusion, analysis of teaching practices and differentiated instruction, to meet learning standards in all elementary content areas. Development and presentation of a teaching portfolio and a 50-hour practicum in a pre K-6 classroom appropriate to the certification area with an experienced classroom teacher are required. Prerequisite: Block I - EDU 315 (minimum grade of C), EDU 373 (minimum grade of C), EDU 374 (minimum grade of C), EDU 378 (minimum grade of C) and EDU 379 (minimum grade of C); and a 2.8 overall GPA. Corequisite: EDU 480. Fulfills: PRES. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    EDU 480 - The Social and Academic Curriculum II

    Advanced integrated methods, planning and assessment for social studies and the social curriculum (grades 1-6, with emphasis on intermediate grades). Aimed at developing elementary students' civic competence, responsible decision making, and ability to make educated and reasoned choices for a culturally diverse, democratic society. Prerequisite: EDU 378 or FSA 340; corequisite: EDU 479 for EDC and EDD majors only. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    EDU 481 - Internship in the Professional Development School

    Application of instructional planning and assessment to meet learning standards in a clinically-rich internship; includes experiences in instructional decision-making with the host teacher, college faculty and peers. A variety of curricular, instructional and assessment approaches, including teacher certification preparation, are examined from a research-based, inquiry-oriented perspective. A 100-hour practicum in a Professional Development School classroom is required. Prerequisite: EDU 331. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester 
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    EDU 482 - Administration of Childcare Centers and Programs

    Acquaints candidates with the basic philosophies and interpersonal aspects of directing and administering childcare centers or programs. Examines the basics of establishing goals, job descriptions, budgets, record keeping procedures, personnel, staff selection, training and evaluation policies. Special attention will be devoted to critical issues in child advocacy, organizational management, marketing and public relations, fiscal management, assessment and evaluation, collaborating with families and planning for children with special needs. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    EDU 490 - Student Teaching I

    First half of student teaching in early childhood and childhood education classrooms and participation in associated seminar. Supervised by college faculty. EDU 490 and EDU 491 must be taken concurrently. Prerequisites: Consent of department to verify required grade point average; all methodology courses leading up to student teaching with no grade lower than a C; no outstanding incomplete grades; and successful completion of CARR, SAVE and DASA workshops. Prerequisites: EDU 270, EDU 334, EDU 331, EDU 333, EDU 315, EDU 340, EDU 373, EDU 374, EDU 375, EDU 481, LIT 371, LIT 372, SPE 270. Corequisites: EDU 491 and EDU 492. Grading: S, U grades. Fulfills: PRES. (6 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    EDU 491 - Student Teaching II

    Second half of student teaching in early childhood and childhood education classrooms and participation in associated seminar. Supervised by college faculty. Prerequisites: Consent of department to verify required grade point average; all methodology courses leading up to student teaching with no grade lower than a C; no outstanding incomplete grades; and successful completion of CARR, SAVE and DASA workshops. Prerequisites: EDU 270, EDU 334, EDU 331, EDU 333, EDU 315, EDU 340, EDU 373, EDU 374, EDU 375, EDU 481, LIT 371, LIT 372, SPE 270. Corequisites: EDU 490 and EDU 492. (6 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    EDU 492 - Seminar in Student Teaching

    Semester-long seminar for discussion and analysis of issues related to pre-service classroom teaching.

    Prerequisites: Consent of department to verify required grade point average; all methodology courses leading up to student teaching with no grade lower than a C; no outstanding incomplete grades; and successful completion of CARR, SAVE and DASA workshops. Prerequisites: EDU 270, EDU 334, EDU 331, EDU 333, EDU 315, EDU 340, EDU 373, EDU 374, EDU 375, EDU 481, LIT 371, LIT 372, SPE 270. Corequisites: EDU 490 and EDU 491. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester

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    EDU 512 - Teaching Elementary School Mathematics

    The goal of this course is to prepare preservice teachers in the M.S.T. program to teach mathematics to elementary school students in an effective, constructivist, and equitable manner. In class meetings, the instructor will use hands-on mathematics activities to model appropriate strategies for teaching mathematics in a student-centered classroom and to build preservice teachers' understandings of mathematics. Inquiry teaching will be also modeled and expected in students' lesson plans.

    By completing class readings, course assignments, and observations of children in classrooms, students will develop a multitude of techniques and strategies for providing mathematics instruction to diverse learners. Prerequisite: Admission to the M.S.T. program; EDU 510. Undergraduates restricted. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year

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    EDU 513 - Teaching Elementary School Science

    This course will provide hands-on activities that enable students to experience inquiry and learning science in a constructivist manner. Through reflection of these experiences and on structured interactions with children, students will participate in action research as they simultaneously engage in real life applications of the National Science Standards and the New York State Math/ Science Technology Learning Standards. Prerequisite: Admission to the M.S.T. program; EDU 510. Undergraduates restricted. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    EDU 514 - Teaching Elementary School Social Studies

    This course investigates innovative and traditional approaches to teaching social studies concepts for children pre-K-6. It emphasizes the objectives (including adaptation for diverse and exceptional children), curriculum content, materials and resources to engage in historical, social and citizenship understanding and activities at the appropriate developmental level. Experiences are provided to develop National Standards and State Learning Frameworks. Prerequisite: EDU 510. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    EDU 522 - Readings, Research and Teaching Innovations in Mathematics and Science Education

    This course will examine issues related to the teaching and integration of math, science and technology in elementary school classrooms. Students will examine theory and classroom-based research to construct an understanding of how these subject areas can be made accessible to all learners. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    EDU 524 - Democracy and Social Education

    This course will be conducted through research-based and self-reflective-oriented inquiry. Students will analyze and define democracy and social education in the context of American public schools. Students will confront the antidemocratic forces of greed, individualism and intolerance in today's society and be challenged to implement the study of social education with the goal of social justice.

    Students will be exposed to a theoretical and historical analysis of education and society. The course will also provide a practical analysis of classroom pedagogy and school organization. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester

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    EDU 531 - Developing Creative Elementary School Experiences

    Research, objectives and procedures related to creativity in elementary school programs are examined. Emphasis is given to the development, implementation and evaluation of selected activities which integrate with various curriculum areas, enrich learning experiences and nurture the creative processes. Prerequisite: Consent of department. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    EDU 548 - The Adirondack Classroom

    This course is designed for educators to use the Adirondacks as a classroom and to bring the Adirondacks to their classroom. The participants study the cultural and natural history of the Adirondacks while creating integrated project-based teaching and learning materials. Course is taught at SUNY Cortland's Outdoor Education Center at Raquette Lake. Also listed as EST 548. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    EDU 551 - e-Learning and the American Classroom

    This course is designed for practicing educators and teachers and will cover emerging educational technologies that are increasingly changing the way teachers perform their tasks.

    The emphasis of this course will be a hands-on approach to using new digital tools to enhance teaching, learning, and communication, not only within the classroom, but also to the larger contexts of schools, communities, and the world. Previous experience with personal computers is suggested but is not required. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester

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    EDU 559 - Special Topics in Education

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    EDU 570 - Character Education

    Character education is defined as helping students understand, care about and act on widely shared ethical values such as respect, responsibility, honesty, fairness, caring and civic virtue. Emphasis on a comprehensive approach that integrates character development into every phase of school life — including academics and behavior — and develops the classroom and school into caring communities that embody good character. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year

Other Courses

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    EDU 340 - Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners

    Evidence-based strategies for responsive and culturally relevant teaching, with special emphasis on English language learners in elementary classrooms. Includes observation and application of techniques to build a multicultural, inclusive classroom community for all learners. Includes field placement. Prerequisites: EDU 331, and 333 or FSA 340. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester

Cinema Study Interdisciplinary Minor

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Cinema Study

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    CIN 101 - History of the Cinema I: The Silent Era

    Evolution of the motion picture from early beginnings to the 1930s. Film concepts, film appreciation. Study of representative films from the U.S. and abroad. Fulfills: GE 8; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall; C = offered at least once every two years
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    CIN 102 - History of the Cinema II: The Sound Era

    History of film from early 1940s to present. Filmmaker as artist, humanist. Emphasis on great international directors. Fulfills: GE 8; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring; C = offered at least once every two years
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    CIN 129 - Special Topics in Cinema Studies

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    CIN 208 - Introduction to Film Analysis

    Introduction to analysis and interpretation of cinema as an art form. Also listed as ENG 208. Prerequisite: CPN 101 or CPN 103, which may be taken concurrently. Also listed as ENG 208. Fulfills: GE 7. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    CIN 210 - Racial and Gender Role Stereotypes

    Focus on racial and gender role awareness and attitudes in individuals. Prejudice and discrimination against ethnic minorities and women are examined, from both historical and contemporary perspectives. The causes and consequences of prejudice and discrimination are discussed. Also listed as AAS 210, PSY 210. Fulfills GE 11. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    CIN 225 - Aesthetics and Film

    Theoretical issues surrounding film, including: the nature of film and judgments about film; comparison of film theories and theories of film criticism; genres. Prerequisite: Three hours of philosophy. Also listed as PHI 235. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    CIN 229 - Special Topics in Cinema Studies

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    CIN 304 - Introduction to Play and Script Writing

    Practical and theoretical instruction in basics of play and script writing. Prerequisite: Any English literature course at the 200 level. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    CIN 305 - Film Criticism

    Close study of a number of selected films, domestic and foreign, from aesthetic, technical perspectives. Extensive writing of reviews, critiques aimed at different media. High level of writing proficiency expected. Prerequisite: Any English literature course at the 200 level. Also listed as ENG 305. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    CIN 329 - Special Topics in Cinema Studies

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    CIN 378 - Film as Literature

    Study of six or more selected films and scripts. Emphasis on literary methods of analysis and interpretation. Prerequisite: Three hours in a 200-level literature course. Also listed as ENG 378. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    CIN 400 - Tutorial in Cinema Study

    Advanced study in selected areas. Prerequisites: CIN 101, 102; consent of coordinator. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    CIN 429 - Special Topics in Cinema Studies

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    CIN 432 - African Americans in Television and Film

    Historical and critical examination of the evolution of African American images in screen and TV from the early 1900s to the present. Prerequisite: CPN 101 or 103. Also listed as AAS 432 and COM 432. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    CIN 493 - Foreign Films in Translation

    Analysis of translated texts of 12 films. Critical works on these films, subsequent viewing of films. Subtitles vary. Also listed as FLT 493. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally

Communication and Media Studies Department

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Communication Studies

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    COM 100 - Human Communication

    An introduction to basic communication concepts, principles and practices; consideration of theories and models, language, perception, audiences, messages, technologies, mass media, persuasion and intercultural communication with practical application in various contexts. Fulfills: GE 7; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    COM 110 - Introduction to New Media

    Introduction to the rapidly changing media landscape. Applied examination of the media from technological, sociological, economic and historical perspectives. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    COM 129 - Special Topics in Communication Studies

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    COM 200 - Communication History

    Survey of the mass media from an historical perspective, with an emphasis on the social, political and economic environments in which those media developed. Fulfills GE 5; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    COM 203 - Introduction to Media Writing

    Introduction to theories, techniques, and formats used in writing for communication contexts. Basic skills exercises in writing news (for print and broadcast) features, entertainment, public relations, media and research. Prerequisites: CPN 101 or 103. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    COM 210 - Fundamentals of Public Speaking

    Oral communication: selection, organization, presentation of ideas. Study of principles, application through oral practice. Fulfills: LASR; PRES. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    COM 211 - Introduction to Language Study

    Concepts, scope, methodology of science of language. Principles of descriptive and historical linguistics. Geographical, historical, social dialects of English. Prerequisite: CPN 101 or 103. Also listed as ENG 201 and ANT 251. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    COM 212 - General Semantics

    Problems in use of words in communication and interpreting meaning. Analysis of semantic breakdowns which lead to misunderstanding and conflict. Prerequisites: COM 100. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    COM 229 - Special Topics in Communication Studies

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    COM 230 - Statistical Methods

    Basic concepts of probability, descriptive and inferential statistics including central tendency, variability, correlation, regression, parametric tests. Mathematics majors may take course only as a free elective. Also listed as MAT/PSY 201, ECO 221. Fulfills GE 1; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    COM 231 - Hip-Hop Culture

    Evolution and development of hip-hop culture from geographical isolation to worldwide cultural and musical phenomenon with special attention to spheres of influence at the cultural, musical, economic and political levels; emergence of artistic forms and pioneers; current and future trends; theory and critical analysis; and presentation styles and techniques. Also listed as AAS 231. Fulfills: GE 8 (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occassionally
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    COM 233 - Reporting the World: The Personal Voice of Global Journalism

    Critical reading of narrative journalism (also known as literary journalism, literary reportage, reportage literature) with a focus on individual lives in a global context. Emphasis on understanding conventions and methods used and humanistic concerns that arise. Fulfills: GE 7; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    COM 242 - Audio Production

    Fundamentals of audio programming production. Balances technical proficiency with media aesthetics. One lecture, one three-hour laboratory.  Prerequisites: COM 110, consent of department. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    COM 243 - Video Production

    Fundamentals of visual programming production. Balances technical proficiency with media aesthetics. One lecture, one three-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: COM 110. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    COM 251 - 3-D Modeling and Animation

    Theories and principles of 3-D computer modeling. Students apply concepts of computer geometry through modeling, animation, lighting, texture mapping and rendering of objects. Two lectures, one three-hour lab. Prerequisite: COM 110. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    COM 300 - Interpersonal Communication

    Application of communication principles and concepts to two-person and small group situations; discussion of processes in relational development and disintegration; skills for improving interpersonal relationships, self-awareness, assertiveness, listening, and value clarification are included. Prerequisite: COM 100. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    COM 301 - Mass Media and Society

    Mass communication; organization, role, content, effects. Prerequisite: COM 100. Fulfills: GE 3; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    COM 302 - Intercultural Communication

    Analysis of relationship between culture and communication and its relative influence on perception, information processing and behavior. Emphasis is on systems of signification and their relative social issues, and considerations for practical applications in international business, politics, negotiations, missionary work, small group activities and planned social change. Prerequisite: COM 100. Fulfills: LASR; PRES. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    COM 303 - International Communication

    Designed to provide an analysis and understanding of communication and related issues in today's complex world both within and across national and cultural boundaries. Prerequisite: COM 100. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    COM 304 - Communication Research

    Introduction to behavioral science research methods in communication study. Topics include problem formulation; measurement; hypothesis testing; design; sampling; questionnaire construction and interviewing; data collection, analysis and presentation. Fulfills: LASR; PRES. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    COM 310 - Feature and Opinion Writing

    Traditional, nontraditional features, feature interviews, background features, editorials, columns, reviews. Prerequisite: COM 203. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    COM 311 - Interviewing Principles and Practices

    Analysis of principles, techniques of interviewing in various contexts including selection, appraisal and persuasive interviews. Emphasis is on communication between two people. Includes assessment of interviewing preparation, questioning techniques, post interview evaluation, and bases of interpersonal communication of special significance within this context. Prerequisite: COM 100. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    COM 312 - Media Performance

    A practical introduction to the various modes of media performance. Students work on voice, articulation, gesture and style through an array of exercises. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    COM 320 - Organizational Communication

    Study and application of fundamental concepts and principles of communication in formal organizations. Provides opportunities for developing essential skills in methods for understanding and analyzing communication problems in organizations and devising appropriate corrective actions. Emphasis is on making communication more efficient and effective for organization growth and development. Prerequisite: COM 100. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    COM 321 - Intermediate Writing for Public Relations

    Intermediate-level course reinforcing techniques utilized in the field of public relations with a focus on honing writing skills, including press releases, fundraising solicitation, speeches, and copy for print and Web distribution. Prerequisite: COM 203. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    COM 322 - Intermediate Writing for Media

    Builds on the content of COM 203. Extended experience in research and scriptwriting. Prerequisite: COM 203. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    COM 323 - Intermediate News Writing and Reporting

    Intermediate level course reinforcing techniques utilized in print news reporting. Focus on polishing writing skills, and honing application of news values and principles, research and reporting, editing skills, and news analysis. Prerequisite: COM 202 or 203. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    COM 324 - Communication Campaigns

    Theory and practice of communication campaigns in areas such as public relations, advertising and politics. Prerequisite: COM 100. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    COM 326 - Event Planning Communication

    Theory and practice of event planning as a public relations endeavor. Integrate oral and written communication skills with persuasive techniques to create effective commemorative occasions, informative events and purposeful promotions for individuals, corporations, not-for-profits and institutions. Prerequisite: COM 100. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    COM 329 - Special Topics in Communication Studies

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    COM 331 - Issues in News

    Critical view of news programming and procedures. Analysis of media systems and policies. Prerequisite: COM 100. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    COM 332 - Readings in Journalism

    Students will critically read contemporary journalism to examine professional methodologies and cultural contexts that help to shape such texts. Prerequisite: CPN 101 or 103. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    COM 333 - Critical and Cultural Analysis in Communication Studies

    Examine critical positions that have emerged in recent years to redefine communication studies. Emphasizes rigorous thinking in challenging cultural and critical assumptions in the field. Prerequisites: CPN 101 or 103 and COM 301. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    COM 335 - Issues in Digital Culture

    Ongoing developments of digital culture and its effects on society. Critical and cultural theories applied to a wide variety of practical, societal, legal, and ethical issues. Emphasis on critical thinking, research, writing, and computer skills. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    COM 338 - Media and Politics

    Focus on political interactions of electronic and print media with political system in America and elsewhere. How medium affects the message, via sender and receiver. Also listed as POL 338. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    COM 339 - Political Communication

    Use of communication theory and research to investigate the role of interpersonal and mass communication in the political process. Prerequisites: COM 100, POL 100. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    COM 340 - Small Group Communication

    Study and application of communication theory, concepts and principles in small group contexts, including committees, classroom, families, formal organizations and public forums. Analysis of messages, communication barriers and breakdowns, interpersonal communication processes and influences, communication networks and group development, composition, standards and goals. Emphasis is on making communication more efficient and effective in small group activities. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    COM 342 - Television Studio Production

    Techniques in video production emphasizing studio operations, directing, writing and production. Balances technical proficiency with media aesthetics. One lecture, one three-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: COM 243. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    COM 343 - Multiplatform Journalism

    Theories and principles of multiplatform journalism. Practical experience in writing and producing news programs. Two lectures, one three-hour studio. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years

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    COM 344 - Photojournalism

    Techniques of journalistic photography; camera work, composition, lighting, use of photographic materials. Critical examination of work of contemporary photographers; production and critique of student work. Two lectures, two-hour studio. Prerequisite: Consent of department. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    COM 345 - News Editing and Design

    Basic skills in professional news package preparation combining expertise in writing and editing with an understanding of computer-assisted graphic design. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    COM 346 - Electronic News Gathering

    Techniques, principles of electronic news reporting with emphasis on varieties of news reporting and editing. Balances technical proficiency with media aesthetics. Covers investigative, background, interpretive news for various media. Prerequisite: COM 243. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    COM 349 - Multimedia Production

    Techniques in multimedia production designed to teach, inform, persuade or entertain. Balances technical proficiency with media aesthetics. Prerequisite: Com 243. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    COM 350 - New Communication Media

    Survey of emerging communication media and their applications in business, education and entertainment. Analysis of historical development and social implications of various media forms and practices. Prerequisites: CPN 101 or 103. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    COM 353 - Video Postproduction

    Techniques in audio-video postproduction emphasizing content acquisition, image and character generation, color connection, compositing and editing. Balances technical proficiency with media aesthetics. Lecture/Lab Hours: Two lectures, one three-hour lab. Prerequisite: COM 243. Lecture/Lab Hours: Two lectures, one three-hour lab. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    COM 360 - Sports Media

    Techniques in sports media production. Analysis and production of sports programming. Prerequisite: COM 100. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    COM 380 - Presentation Competency

    Application of communication principles and computing technologies to message design, analysis and presentation. Topics include communication process and modes, research, audience analysis, message organization and delivery strategies. Computing applications include operating systems, word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, databases, the Internet, and communication and presentation devices. Emphasis is on communication efficiency and effectiveness in presentations. Also listed as CAP 380. Fulfills: PRES. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    COM 390 - Participation in Newspaper

    Participation in production of the College weekly newspaper, The Dragon Chronicle. Elective credit only. Grading: S, U grading only. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    COM 391 - Participation in Yearbook

    Participation in yearly production of the student yearbook, Didascaleion. Open only to editor(s) and section editors. For elective credit only. Grading: S, U grading only. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    COM 392 - Participation in Magazine

    Participation in production of College magazines. For elective credit only. Grading: S, U grading only. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    COM 393 - Participation in Video Production

    Participation in the College television station, CSTV. For elective credit only. Grading: S, U grading only. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    COM 394 - Participation in Audio Production

    Participation in the College radio station, WSUC-FM. For elective credit only. Grading: S, U grading only. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    COM 395 - Participation in Debate

    Participation in intercollegiate debate. For elective credit only. Grading: S, U grading only. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    COM 398 - Independent Study in Communication

    Faculty-supervised individual study of a specific topic in any communication area. Designed for students wishing to acquire specific knowledge and/or technical skills not offered in other courses in communication studies. May be taken more than once for a maximum of six hours. Prerequisites: COM 100, junior standing, consent of department. Grading: S, U grading available. (1-6 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    COM 399 - Internship in Communication Studies

    Supervised on-the-job training experiences combined with appropriate readings, writing, and seminar sessions. A portfolio in the area of major concentration is expected. Prerequisites: COM 100, junior standing, consent of department. Grading: S, U grading. (1-3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    COM 400 - Communication Law and Ethics

    Case approach to libel, privacy, news gathering, freedom of information and other legal topics; treatment of ethical concerns for current media. Prerequisite: COM 301 or COM 335 Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    COM 410 - Communication in Social Change

    Application of communication principles and analysis of research traditions underlying diffusion of ideas, information, and parameters in acceptance of innovations and change. Emphasis is on strategies for introduction of change through the use of communication in rural, urban, and formal organizational settings. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    COM 420 - Broadcast Programming and Management

    Survey of organizational structure of broadcasting stations, including responsibilities of various departments. Analysis of management decision-making process with emphasis on program policies, sales, personnel administration, government regulations. Prerequisite: COM 100. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    COM 421 - Mass Media Advertising

    Survey of advertising in media with attention to history and government regulations. Analysis of advertising theories, issues, problems and effects. Prerequisite: COM 301. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    COM 422 - Public Relations

    Survey of principles and practices of public relations with an emphasis on applied research and practical application. Analysis of theories, issues, problems, and effects. Prerequisite: COM 301. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    COM 429 - Special Topics in Communication Studies

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    COM 430 - Media Criticism

    Critical examination of a variety of media forms. Application of current theories and deep analysis of issues, problems and effects. Prerequisites: CPN 101 or 103 and COM 301. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    COM 431 - Communication and Prejudice

    Examination of roles played by intrapersonal, interpersonal, group, organizational, political, and mass or mediated communication in relation to prejudice. Analysis of theories, issues, problems, and practices. Prerequisite: COM 100. Also listed as AAS 431. Fulfills: GE 11; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    COM 432 - African Americans in Television and Film

    Historical and critical examination of the evolution of African American images in screen and TV from the early 1900s to the present. Prerequisite: CPN 101 or 103. Also listed as AAS 432 and CIN 432. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    COM 433 - Literary Journalism

    Students study the richness of narrative journalistic accounts that speak compellingly to the human condition and its society. Students explore linguistic and social strategies literary journalists employ for interpreting our social world. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    COM 434 - Gender Communication

    Explores the effects of gender and culture on communication. Students examine the characteristics, dynamics, patterns and presumptions that combine to create what is known as "gender speak." Prerequisite: COM 100. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    COM 436 - Films of Spike Lee

    Analysis and critique of films of Spike Lee emphasizing directing style, structure and production design on selected films. A thematic analysis of major works and an examination of critical reaction from feminists, black nationalists, film critics and theoreticians. Prerequisite: CPN 101 or 103. Also listed as AAS 436. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    COM 443 - Rhetorical Theory

    Principles of speech: Historical overview, with emphasis on such rhetoricians as Aristotle, Cicero, Quintilian, Campbell, Whately. Prerequisite: CPN 101 or 103. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    COM 445 - Advanced Documentary

    Advanced techniques in nonfiction digital film production with an emphasis on conceptualization, research, fieldwork, interviewing, ethics, production techniques, directing and distribution. Students will produce original digital nonfiction film projects individually and in groups. Prerequisite: COM 243. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    COM 446 - Advanced Filmmaking

    Advanced techniques in digital film production with an emphasis on conceptualization, production techniques, visual aesthetics/composition, directing/crew management and distribution. Students will produce original digital film projects individually and in groups. Prerequisites: COM 243 and 322. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    COM 450 - Health Communication

    Study and application of communication principles and strategies in formal health delivery systems; analysis of information and messages between health professionals, patient and family. Emphasis is on efficient and effective communication in health delivery. Prerequisite: COM 100. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    COM 452 - Risk Communication

    Study and application of communication concepts and principles in risk perception and management. A survey and analysis of the nature and sources of risk hazards to personal health and safety, and to the environment. Topics in risk, cost-benefit analysis, expert-lay conflict, and risk consequences. Emphasis is on risk perception, language, and management. Prerequisite: COM 100. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    COM 453 - Context in Human Affairs

    Study of background information, meaning and messages, and identification and evaluation of assumptions, systems of logic and values embedded in verbal and non-verbal signs and physical acts. Topics include human communication, language, context, information processing, argumentation, critical thinking, speech acts, pragmatics, conflict management and change. Emphasis is on prerequisite knowledge of context for efficient and effective communication. Prerequisite: COM 100 (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    COM 497 - Communication Studies Teaching Assistant

    Participation as supervised teaching assistant in a communication studies course. Permission of the department. S, U grades assigned. May not be repeated for more than four credit hours. Prerequisite: Grade of B or better in the host course. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    COM 498 - Senior Seminar

    Variable topic seminar dealing with current issues in communication studies. Course may be repeated as topic changes. Prerequisites: Junior standing, consent of department. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    COM 499 - Senior Thesis

    Senior capstone project and portfolio. Prerequisite: Consent of department. Fulfills: LASR. (3-6 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    COM 529 - Special Topics in Communication Studies

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    COM 590 - Advanced Independent Study in Communication Studies

    Faculty-supervised individual study of a specific topic in any communication studies area. May be taken more than once for a maximum of six hours. (1-6 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally

Communication Disorders and Sciences Department

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Related Education Courses

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    EDU 488 - Student Teaching in Speech, Language and Hearing

    Full-time speech and language assessment and intervention in school settings under College supervision. Related seminars are included in the course.

    This experience includes: task analysis, formal and informal assessment, development of Individualized Educational Programs and Individualized Family Service Plans, curriculum planning, instructional planning and strategies, working within a multidisciplinary team, behavior management, classroom management and self-analysis of skills.  Prerequisites: SHH 371, 383, 481 and EDU 496; cumulative grade point average of 2.7 and grade point average in SHH courses of 2.7; consent of department. Fulfills: PRES. (12 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester

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    EDU 496 - Organization of Speech, Language and Hearing Disabilities Programs in the Schools

    Historical, social and legal foundation for establishing and providing speech/language/hearing services within the curricula of different school settings.

    Emphasis on legal and professional concerns including eligibility issues for the Individualized Family Service Plan and Individualized Education Plan; the impact of language-based learning disabilities on classroom performance, particularly reading and writing, curricular development and instructional planning strategies for various populations, differentiated instruction within the classroom, classroom/behavioral management and the role of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and state and federal requirements in the schools.

    Applying concepts to specific cases and employing collaboration with parents and other school-based professionals are addressed. Prerequisite: SHH 370 and SHH 480 (including 15 field experience/observation hours in disabilities). (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year

Speech Hearing-Handicapped

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    SHH 129 - Special Topics in Speech Pathology and Audiology

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    SHH 229 - Special Topics in Speech Pathology and Audiology

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    SHH 270 - Introduction to Communication Disorders

    The basic processes of speech, language and hearing and the nature of communication disorders are discussed in terms of multidisciplinary approaches used in identification and intervention. Includes disorders of language, learning, articulation, phonology, cognition, behavior, motor, voice, fluency and hearing. An overview of the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology is presented. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    SHH 280 - Phonetics

    Nature of spoken language explored with respect to phonology, articulatory and clinical phonetics, and transcription using the International Phonetic Alphabet and diacritic markers. Includes information on phonological development and disorders, phonological awareness and dialect. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    SHH 281 - Speech Science

    Anatomy and physiology of the speech mechanism and nervous system; an overview of the acoustics and the acoustic nature of speech. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    SHH 283 - Introduction to Hearing Science

    An exploration of the physiological and psychological aspects of human hearing, including acoustics of sound, anatomy and physiology of the auditory mechanism, and psychoacoustics. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    SHH 300 - Normal Language Development

    Course of language development in typical children explored from infancy to late adolescence with cultural and socioeconomic issues addressed. Includes semantic, syntactic, morphological, phonological and pragmatic aspects. Emphasis placed on language and pre-literacy in toddler and preschool years, and school-age language and literacy. Neurological, theoretical and applied issues addressed. Not open to those having credit for PSY 350. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    SHH 329 - Special Topics in Speech Pathology and Audiology

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    SHH 360 - Teaching Children with Limited English Proficiency

    An introduction to assessment and intervention for children with limited English proficiency and/or English as a second language. Emphasis will be placed on classroom assessment and developing strategies that will support student's language and literacy performance in the classroom. Prerequisite: SHH 480 or 481, either of which may be taken concurrently. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    SHH 370 - Articulation and Language Disorders

    Disorders of articulation/phonology and language are explored within a multicultural framework of normal patterns of acquisition and use.

    Includes behavioral disorders, learning disabilities, delayed or limited cognitive development, safety and accessibility issues of people with disabilities, physical, cognitive, and affective characteristics of persons with disabilities and the impact of culture and social economic status. Paper(s) requiring research using word processing and Internet access are required. Prerequisites: SHH 270, 280 and 300. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester

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    SHH 371 - Fluency and Voice

    Fluency disorders and phonatory/resonance disorders (theories, characteristics, etiologies and clinical management) will be presented. Physical, cognitive and affective attributes of fluency/voice disorders will be discussed. Prerequisite: SHH 281. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    SHH 383 - Basic Audiology

    Anatomy, physiology, pathology and audiological assessment of the hearing mechanism. Prerequisite: SHH 283 or permission of the department. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    SHH 429 - Special Topics in Speech Pathology and Audiology

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    SHH 470 - Studies in Speech Pathology

    Selected area. May be repeated as subtitle changes. Prerequisite: Consent of department. (1-3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    SHH 473 - Neuropathologies of Language and Speech

    Speech and language disorders resulting from neuropathologies — an overview of neurology, etiologies, assessment and treatment. Physical, cognitive and affective attributes of these disorders are discussed. A case study, including Internet accessing and other technology, is required and critiqued. Prerequisites: SHH 281 and 370. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    SHH 475 - Technology in Communication Disorders

    An introduction to the types of technology used in the practice of speech-language pathology and audiology: Augmentative communication, computer applications, classroom FM systems and assistive devices for the hearing impaired. Prerequisite: SHH 480 or 481, either of which may be taken concurrently. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    SHH 477 - Diagnostic Procedures: Introduction to Assessment in Speech-Language Pathology

    The diagnostic process in communication disorders within a multicultural and historical framework. Emphasis on evaluation/reporting procedures, including choice and administration of standardized instruments, functional and learning outcomes assessment, language sample analysis and diagnostic report writing in the preschool and school aged population. Therapeutic implications and referral procedures are introduced. Prerequisite: SHH 370 (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    SHH 480 - Clinical Practicum I

    Principles and techniques of case management, including designing individualized/differentiated programs for persons with speech/language, motor, developmental, behavioral and sensory impairments. Emphasis on writing behavioral objectives and lesson plans, prioritizing goals, developing therapy strategies, analyzing behavior and behavior management strategies, assessing learning outcomes and writing clinical reports.

    A required clinical observation experience is integrated with classroom instruction to facilitate the transition from theory to practice. Prerequisites: SHH 281 and 370. (2 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester

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    SHH 481 - Clinical Practicum II

    Supervised observation of evaluation and treatment of individuals with communication disorders culminating in implementation of a supervised therapy session. Lectures include teaching techniques for groups and individuals, clinical report writing, remediation techniques and professional issues.  Prerequisites: SHH 480, 477, consent of instructor. (2 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    SHH 483 - Aural Rehabilitation

    The management principles of hearing impairment are considered across age groups: Auditory perception, speech perception, auditory training, speech reading and psychosocial issues. The nature and accessibility of personal and educational amplification systems and assistive devices are discussed. Case studies are reviewed and critiqued. Prerequisites: SHH 270 and SHH 383. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    SHH 529 - Special Topics in Speech Pathology and Audiology

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally

Computer Applications Interdisciplinary Minor

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Computer Applications

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    CAP 100 - Introduction to Computer Applications

    Computer applications for various academic disciplines. Topics include: application software, operating systems, computer networks, the Internet, databases, software development and computer hardware. Lecture and laboratory required. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    CAP 104 - Computers and Society

    Investigate the societal, political, ethical, and financial consequences of the digital revolution. Examine the impact of technological advances on communication, personal lives, the workplace, careers, education, health and privacy. Topics include social media, robotics, cloud computing, artificial intelligence and Web 2.0 tools such as wikis, blogs and Google applications. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    CAP 129 - Special Topics in Computer Applications

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    CAP 201 - C Programming

    Introduction to program design and problem solving using the C programming language. Topics include: variables and data types, selection statements, repetition structures, procedures, functions, pointers, arrays and strings. Prerequisite: CAP 100 or permission of the CAP coordinator. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three lecture hours. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    CAP 204 - Programming with Visual Basic

    Introduction to program design and problem solving using the Visual Basic programming language. Topics include: variables and data types, selection statements, repetition structures, procedures, functions, arrays and strings. Prerequisite: CAP 100 or permission of the CAP coordinator. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    CAP 206 - Introduction to Programming with Pascal

    Introduction to program design and problem solving using the Pascal programming language. Topics include: variables and data types, selection statements, repetition structures, procedures, functions, pointers, arrays and strings. Prerequisite: CAP 100 or permission of the CAP coordinator. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    CAP 209 - Introduction to Programming with Python

    Introduction to computer programming using the Python computer language. Topics may include data types, control structures, loops, strings, functions, lists, tuples and arrays. Prerequisite: CAP 100. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    CAP 216 - Introduction to Data Structures

    An introduction to data structures the C, Pascal or Visual Basic programming languages. Topics include: sets, records, lists, stacks, queues and binary trees. Prerequisite: CAP 201 or CAP 204 or CAP 206, or permission of the CAP coordinator. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    CAP 220 - Introduction to Computer Networks

    An introduction to computer networks. Topics may include networking standards and the OSI model, transmission basics, network protocols, hardware, topologies and access methods, implementation and management of networks, and networking operating systems. Prerequisite: CAP 100 or permission of the CAP coordinator. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    CAP 229 - Special Topics in Computer Applications

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    CAP 230 - Introduction to SPSS

    Introduces statistical procedures available to computer users in Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS). Weekly laboratory. Prerequisite: CAP 100. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    CAP 233 - Computerized Information Retrieval

    Introduction to retrieving information from commercial, computerized data bases containing bibliographic, numeric and full text documents. Students will learn how data bases are organized and documented; how information is retrieved using command languages and communications software. Prerequisite: CAP 100. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    CAP 235 - Presentation Software

    Using the computer to create graphic representations of information and enhance print and non-print communication. Prerequisite: CAP 100 or consent of instructor. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    CAP 236 - Desktop Publishing

    Using the computer to create desktop publishing layouts of newspapers, newsletters, and resumes. Prerequisite: CAP 100 or consent of instructor. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    CAP 240 - Intermediate Computer Applications

    A close look at powerful interdisciplinary computer applications that may include: graphics editors, video/sound editors, desktop publishing software, advanced presentation software and basic webpage editors. Prerequisite: CAP 100. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester

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    CAP 250 - Computer Practicum

    For students who are resource assistants in computer applications courses. Prerequisites: CAP 100 or equivalent and consent of instructor. (1-2 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    CAP 251 - Introduction to Website Development

    An introduction to website development using the latest version of Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).  World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) guidelines are used to develop responsive Web pages for a variety of devices. Prerequisite: CAP 100 or permission of the CAP coordinator. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year.
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    CAP 320 - Information Security

    Examination of information security concepts and processes, including security threats and methods for protecting an organization's networks, operating systems, operations and applications. Topics include risk management, authentication, access control, auditing, accountability, cryptography, modern security technologies, applicable laws and regulations. Prerequisite: CAP 100 or permission of the CAP coordinator. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    CAP 327 - Computer Mapping

    Introduction to desktop computer mapping. Practical experience in using computer mapping techniques to create thematic maps that graphically display data. Database organization, manipulation and analysis for efficient production of publication-quality maps for communicating spatial information. Prerequisite: GRY 324. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three lectures and/or demonstrations, one two-hour laboratory. Also listed as GRY 327. (4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    CAP 328 - Geographic Information Systems

    Desktop computer-based Geographic Information System (GIS) applications. Practical experience using GIS software to learn geographic data management, thematic mapping, basic map and database querying, as well as map creation and report writing. Prerequisite: CAP 327 or GRY 327. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three lectures and/or demonstrations, one two-hour lab. Also listed as GRY 328. (4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    CAP 329 - Special Topics in Computer Applications

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    CAP 330 - Advanced GIS Techniques

    Planning, execution and delivery of a GIS-based project that demonstrates mastery of tools of GIS in a substantive application tailored to a field of interest. Prerequisite: CAP 328 or GRY 328. Also listed as GRY 330. (4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    CAP 350 - Data Base Management Systems

    Developing data base applications using integrated data base management tools. Survey of data base structures and methodologies. Generation of custom reports and graphics displays. Selected advanced data base features such as screen design, macros and procedures introduced. Prerequisite: CAP 100. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    CAP 351 - Advanced Website Development

    Comprehensive look at website design and development. Focus on Web standards and accessibility using a project-based approach. Topics include HTML5/XHTML, cascading style sheets, FTP, Web hosting, Flash, AJAX, XML and design for mobile technology. Prerequisites: CAP 100, CAP 251 or permission of the CAP coordinator. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    CAP 380 - Presentation Competency

    Application of communication principles and computing technologies to message design, analysis and presentation. Topics include communication process and modes, research, audience analysis, message organization and delivery strategies. Computing applications include operating systems, word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, databases, the Internet, and communication and presentation devices. Emphasis is on communication efficiency and effectiveness in presentations. Also listed as COM 380. Fulfills: PRES. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    CAP 403 - Applied Data Analysis and Interpretation using SPSS

    Analysis and interpretation of data using a variety of advanced data analysis techniques for behavioral sciences and applied fields. Analysis will include multiple regression, factorial ANOVA and multivariate statistics appropriate for a variety of research designs. Emphasis is placed on application and acquiring data analysis computer skills using IBM: SPSS. Prerequisites: PSY 201, or equivalent, and CAP 100. Also listed as PSY 403. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    CAP 404 - Advanced Visual Basic Programming

    Advanced aspects of programming with Visual Basic. Topics may include: Integration of MS Office components with the Visual Basic programming language, Windows API and Registry interfacing, Office technologies for the Web, and Custom Report Generation. Prerequisite: CAP 204 or permission of the CAP coordinator. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    CAP 429 - Special Topics in Computer Applications

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    CAP 529 - Special Topics in Computer Applications

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally

Economics Department

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Economics

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    ECO 105 - Political Economy and Social Thought

    Introduction to key controversies within history of economic and social thought which provide the basis for ongoing debates on role of government, private enterprise and community within capitalist economies.

    Topics include: historical overview of the rise of capitalism and the evolution of economic thought, classical liberalism and radical critiques; Great Depression and the New Deal; Neoliberalism and the modern global economy; poverty and income distribution, welfare reform, minimum wage, unemployment, class, race and gender inequality. Fulfills: GE 3 and GE 4; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester

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    ECO 110 - Principles of Macroeconomics

    Principles which govern economic behavior; full employment, price stability and economic growth. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    ECO 111 - Principles of Microeconomics

    Analysis of behavior of individual economic units such as households and firms, pricing of goods and services under different market structures and applications to real-world microeconomic phenomena. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    ECO 129 - Special Topics in Economics

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ECO 221 - Economic Statistics

    Estimation, measurement in economic research; probability, sampling, hypothesis testing, regression, index numbers, seasonal and trend analysis. Also listed as MAT 201, PSY 201 and COM 230. Fulfills GE 1; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    ECO 222 - Mathematical Economics

    Mathematical formulation of economic theories. Prerequisites: ECO 110, 111; MAT 115; working knowledge of college algebra. Fulfills GE 1; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    ECO 229 - Special Topics in Economics

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ECO 300 - Macroeconomic Theory

    Analysis of factors determining national income, employment and production levels. Social accounting, comparative study of Keynesian and classical macrotheories, monetary and fiscal policy, and economic growth. Prerequisite: ECO 110. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    ECO 301 - Economics of the Firm

    Description and analysis of economics of firms, markets and competitive behavior. Stresses many microeconomic concepts discussed in context of profit and nonprofit organizations. Prerequisite: ECO 111 and ECO 222; or MAT 121 and MAT 122. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    ECO 305 - Political Economy of Globalization

    Key controversies surrounding modern globalization debates: History of global capitalism; theories of modern imperialism; transnational corporations and the struggle for labor and human rights; the World Trade Organization; the International Monetary Fund and the nation state; U.S. foreign policy; and global conflict over strategic resources. Prerequisite: ECO 105. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    ECO 306 - Comparative Approaches in Political Economy

    Analysis of differing approaches to key issues of concern to the U.S. and other economies within the emerging global economy. Course will build on the theoretical and empirical base introduced in ECO 105, and will address themes in political economy from several vantage points. Prerequisite: ECO 105. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    ECO 307 - Marxian Economics

    Principles of Marxian economic analysis from Das Kapital to present. Prerequisites: ECO 105 and junior standing or consent of department. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    ECO 311 - Economic Development

    Alternative roads to economic growth and development. Prerequisite: ECO 105. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    ECO 312 - Economic Development of Latin America

    Introduction to social, economic problems associated with process of economic development (or "underdevelopment") in Latin America from perspectives of economic history and analysis of current economic issues. Prerequisite: ECO 105. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    ECO 313 - Economic Development of Asia

    Overview of economic history and current economic concerns of different subregions of Asia (East, Southeast, South Asia in particular). One or more countries will be emphasized, and specific economic issues of current interest will be analyzed. Prerequisite: ECO 105. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    ECO 314 - Asian Development and Emerging Markets

    Analysis of the economic systems of emerging markets. Policy implications for emerging countries and for developing countries will also be discussed. Prerequisite: ECO 105. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    ECO 325 - Political Economy of Women

    Political economic analysis of participation and status of women in the economy. Special emphasis is placed on analyzing labor force participation rates over time, historical trends in occupational sex segregation, wage differences based on sex, and women's struggle for economic equality. Additionally, international, racial, and ethnic differences in the economic status of women are covered. Prerequisites: ECO 105 and 111. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    ECO 326 - Political Economy of Race and Class

    Examines the economic, historical and institutional forces that have seriously undermined the promise of equal opportunity for all people within the U.S. Topics include: contrasting views on discrimination in the labor market; racial and ethnic conflicts in the labor movement; deindustrialization and urban poverty; current debates on race and class in America. Prerequisite: ECO 105. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    ECO 329 - Special Topics in Economics

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ECO 335 - Resource and Environmental Economics

    Course explores relationship between our modern market economy and present ecological and environmental problems. Students are introduced to models of steady state and ecological economics in addition to more traditional approaches to issues of depletion (conservation) and allocation of renewable and nonrenewable resources, pollution, population and food production. Prerequisite: ECO 111. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    ECO 345 - Contemporary Public Policy Issues

    Analysis of public policy issues from competing economic perspectives. Environment, minimum wage, health care and other contemporary economic issues. Suitable for majors and non-majors. Prerequisite: ECO 105 (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    ECO 352 - Finance

    Fundamentals of finance emphasizing the financing, investing, and financial management decisions made by businesses. Topics include financial markets and financial analysis, time value of money, asset valuation, risk and return, capital budgeting. Prerequisite: MGT 254. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    ECO 354 - Leadership and Ethics in Business

    A focus on ethically based business leadership and the factors that influence business leadership effectiveness. Various ethical issues and the ethical dimensions embedded in business decisions are evaluated. Prerequisite: MGT 250. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered at occasionally
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    ECO 366 - The Economics of Sport

    Application of economic theory to professional and amateur sports. Topics include analysis of sports institutions, labor relations, and the role of in government in sports markets. Prerequisites: ECO 111 and ECO 221 or MAT 201 or PSY 201, or COM 230. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    ECO 383 - Labor Economics

    Introduction to contemporary issues in labor relations. Topics include: modern dynamics of capitalist labor process, economic and social consequences of mechanization, wages determination, role of trade unions. Prerequisites: ECO 105 and ECO 110 or 111. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    ECO 390 - Health Economics

    Analysis of the demand and supply of health care and the role of insurance. Examination of the institutional structure of the healthcare sector and other public policy issues that affect the production, distribution and consumption of healthcare. Prerequisite: ECO 111. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    ECO 393 - Urban Economics

    Description and analysis of urban economy; urban location, land use theory; goals, processes, problems, policy in urban economic development. Prerequisites: ECO 110, 111. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ECO 400 - Research Experience in Economics

    Supervised research experience in economics or business economics. Prerequisite: Junior or senior economics or business economics majors and consent of department. H, S, U grades assigned. May be repeated once for a maximum of six credit hours. (1-3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    ECO 401 - Co-op Education/Internship in Economics

    Field study program covering off-campus experiences in the area of applied economics. Open to economics majors or business economics majors only. Students must be in good academic standing and initiate the process through the Internships and Volunteer Office. Course offered on S, U grading system only. Prerequisite: Consent of department. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    ECO 421 - Econometrics

    Application of statistical techniques to analysis of economic data. Simple and multiple regression; structure of econometric models; distributed lags; forecasting. Prerequisite: ECO 221. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    ECO 429 - Special Topics in Economics

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ECO 431 - Money and Banking

    Money and economic activity: money and capital markets; monetary, income theory; central banking; elements of international finance; public policy issues. Prerequisites: ECO 110, 111, 300, 352, or consent of department. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    ECO 441 - International Trade

    Examination and discussion of why nations trade, barriers to trade, commodity composition, trade problems of developed and developing nations, selected topics. Prerequisites: ECO 111, and either ECO 105 or ECO 110. ECO 301 recommended. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    ECO 443 - International Finance

    Examination and discussion of exchange rate determination and adjustment; international monetary institutions and systems, balance of payments accounts, national income determination in open economy, selected topics. Prerequisites: ECO 110, and either ECO 105 or 111. ECO 300 is recommended. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    ECO 452 - Advanced Finance

    Examination and discussion of concepts introduced in ECO 352 and enhanced development of topics such as: capital budgeting, financial statement analysis, cash flow management, dividend policy, capital structure, working capital management, current asset management, mergers, acquisitions, divestiture and bankruptcy. Prerequisites: ECO 352. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    ECO 455 - Asset Markets

    Analysis of stock, bond, option and commodity markets and the federal tax treatment of gains and losses. Students learn relationships between different markets, between risks and rates of return, and between level of interest rates and level of asset prices. Prerequisites: ECO 111 and 352. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    ECO 482 - Labor Market Analysis

    Advanced course in labor economics, including in-depth analysis of supply and demand for labor, competitive wage determination, wage differentials, labor market segmentation. Contrasting perspectives are presented. Prerequisites: ECO 222 or 383. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years

Management

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    MGT 250 - Principles of Management

    Management essentials of planning, organizing, staffing, controlling and leading; structure, functioning of organizations. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    MGT 253 - Principles of Marketing

    Introduction to marketing system; marketing principles and practice; application of marketing techniques. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    MGT 254 - Principles of Accounting I

    Introduction to basic accounting concepts and procedures. Recording transactions, adjusting entries, closing entries, preparation of financial statements, internal control procedures, accounting for merchandisers and payroll accounting. Does not fulfill requirements for economics major or minor. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    MGT 255 - Principles of Accounting II

    Corporate accounting, stock and bond transactions, financial statement analysis, present value theory, receivables, plant assets, intangible assets, natural resources. Does not fulfill requirements for economics major or minor. Prerequisite: MGT 254. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    MGT 265 - Business Law

    Basic legal considerations in starting a business, acquiring assets, making contracts with suppliers and customers; applications in selected case studies. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    MGT 275 - Entrepreneurship I

    Exploring the principles of entrepreneurship by identifying potential opportunities and developing business models and plans around these opportunities. This exploration is conducted from both the theoretical perspective of new venture initiation as well as its practical applications. Fulfills: PRES. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    MGT 385 - Human Resource Management

    Strategic role and functional responsibilities of human resource management in a multicultural society. Prerequisite: MGT 250. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    MGT 410 - Operations and Supply Chain Management

    Study of methodologies and practices of maximizing value through operations and supply chains. Acquisition, development and utilization of resources that firms need to deliver goods and services. Review of processes, quality assurance, value creation and information flow for products and services across a network of customers, enterprises and supply chain partners. Prerequisites: ECO 221 or statistics equivalent, MGT 250 and ECO 111. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    MGT 423 - Computer Applications in Economics and Management

    Problem-solving oriented course using spreadsheet and statistical software to analyze and solve economics and management problems. Prerequisites: ECO 110, 111, CAP 100. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    MGT 454 - Strategic Management

    Integrative study of strategic decision making in organizations. Application of economic and management concepts developed in prior course work; in addition, an intensive use of case studies will be incorporated. Prerequisites: senior status, ECO 352. Fulfills: LASR; PRES. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    MGT 456 - Co-op Education/Internship in Management

    Field study program covering off-campus experiences in area of management. Open to business economics majors only. Student is required to have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and obtain a job with significant responsibilities. Student must initiate the process through Career Services. S, U grades assigned. Prerequisite: Consent of department. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester

Other Courses

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    ECO 403 - Economics Resource Assistant

    Participate as supervised resource assistant in a course offered by the Economics Department. Includes meetings with instructor, completion of homework sets and assisting students in the computer lab. Prerequisites: Grade of B or better in host course and permission of the instructor. Grading: S, U grades assigned. Notes: May not be repeated for more than six credit hours.(1-3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester

English Department

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Adolescence Education

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    AED 308 - Grammar and the Writing Process

    Engagement in the various stages of the writing process while determining the appropriate role of grammar in the language arts curriculum through readings and practice. Diversity of language practices will be considered in a variety of texts. Includes 30 hours of field experience. Prerequisites: ENG 203, 2.75 grade point average, junior status. Corequisite: AED 341. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    AED 309 - Participant-Observer Experience: Writing Process

    A 50-hour field experience, supervised by the course instructor. Prerequisites: ENG 203, 2.75 grade point average, junior status, permission of the department. Corequisites: AED 308, 341. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    AED 310 - Writing in Social Studies

    Engagement in the various stages of the writing process while determining the appropriate role of writing in the social studies curriculum through readings and practice. Prerequisite: CPN 101 or 103; Corequisite: AED 315. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    AED 341 - Introduction to English Language Arts

    Theoretical and methodological foundation for teaching the English Language Arts. Course goals include progress towards an integrated knowledge of constructivist learning theory, related planning and teaching practices, and development of a culturally responsive and inclusive classroom environment. Prerequisite: 2.75 grade point average. Corequisite: AED 308. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    AED 376 - Student Teaching in English in the Middle School

    Supervised student teaching in a middle school. Prerequisites: AED 408, 415 and 441; 2.75 grade point average. Corequisites: AED 377 and 378. Grading: S, U grades assigned. (6 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    AED 377 - Student Teaching in English in the High School

    Supervised student teaching in the high school. Prerequisites: AED 408, 415 and 441; 2.75 grade point average. Corequisites: AED 376 and 378. Grading: S, U grades assigned. (6 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    AED 378 - Student Teaching Colloquia

    Seminar for reflecting upon best teaching practices and developing professional dispositions and materials. Corequisites: AED 376 and AED 377. Grading: S, U grades assigned. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once a year
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    AED 408 - Teaching Writing

    Instructional strategies, curriculum planning and assessment techniques for the teaching of writing in the middle and secondary schools. Includes 30 hours of field experience. Prerequisites: AED 308 and AED 341; 2.75 grade point average. Corequisites: AED 441 and SPE 275. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    AED 409 - Participant-Observer Experience: Teaching Writing

    A 50-hour field experience, supervised by the course instructor. Prerequisites: AED 308 and AED 309 and AED 341; permission of the department. Corequisites: AED 408 and AED 441 and SPE 275. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    AED 441 - Methods of Teaching Literature and Critical Literacy

    Integration of the teaching of literature and critical literacy. Lesson planning, instructional strategies and teaching with educational standards are emphasized, as are theory and related strategies for helping students apply critical reading and writing skills to a range of literacy genres and levels of interpretation.  Prerequisite: AED 308 and 341; 2.75 grade point average; Corequisite: AED 408 and SPE 275. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring

Cinema Study

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    ENG 378 - Film in Literature

    Study of six or more selected films and scripts. Emphasis on literary methods of analysis and interpretation. Prerequisite: Three hours in a 200-level literature course. Also listed as CIN 378. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally

Composition

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    CPN 100 - Writing Studies I

    Introduction to the study and practice of writing with an emphasis on critical reading and thinking skills. Not open to students with credit for CPN 102. Fulfills: GE 10; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    CPN 101 - Writing Studies II

    Theme-based critical inquiry and research into topics and issues of public importance. Not open to students with credit for CPN 103. Prerequisite: A grade of C- or better in CPN 100 or 102. Fulfills: GE 10; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    CPN 102 - Writing Studies in the Community I

    Introduction to the study and practice of writing with an emphasis on critical reading and thinking skills. Includes 30 hours of service-learning work in the community. Not open to students with credit for CPN 100. Fulfills: GE 10; LASR. (4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    CPN 103 - Writing Studies in the Community II

    Theme-based critical inquiry and research into topics and issues of public importance. Includes 30 hours of service-learning work in the community. Not open to students with credit for CPN 101. Prerequisite: A grade of C- or better in CPN 100 or 102. Fulfills: GE 10; LASR. (4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester

English

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    AED 415 - Participant-Observer Experience

    A 40-hour field experience in adolescence education. Observations and field reports from secondary classroom experiences required. Prerequisites: AED 308 and AED 341. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered every spring
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    ENG 110 - Introduction to Inquiry

    Advanced first-year writing seminar emphasizing critical reading, writing and inquiry. Formal argumentation and workshop revision required. Focus on critical interpretation of texts organized around a common problem of interest. Designated for students accepted in the Honors Program. Fulfills: GE 10. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    ENG 200 - Introduction to Literature

    Introduction to systematic study of literature. Emphasis on fiction, with attention to poetry and drama. Prerequisite: CPN 100 or 102. Fulfills: GE 7; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    ENG 201 - Introduction to Language Study

    Concepts, scope, methodology of science of language. Principles of descriptive and historical linguistics. Geographical, historical, social dialects of English. Prerequisite: CPN 100 or 102. Also listed as ANT 251 and COM 211. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    ENG 202 - Introduction to Fiction

    Introduction to reading and analysis of short story, novella, novel. Prerequisite: CPN 100 or 102. Fulfills: GE 7; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    ENG 203 - Introduction to Poetry

    Introduction to reading and analysis of poetry. Prerequisite: CPN 100 or 102. Fulfills: GE 7; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    ENG 204 - Introduction to Drama

    Introduction to basics of theatrical literature. Prerequisite: CPN 100 or 102. Fulfills: GE 7; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    ENG 208 - Introduction to Film Analysis

    Introduction to analysis and interpretation of cinema as an art form. Also listed as CIN 208. Prerequisite: CPN 100 or 102. Also listed as CIN 208; Fulfills: GE 7; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    ENG 210 - Introduction to Fantasy/Science Fiction

    Introduction to the literature of fantasy and/or science fiction. Prerequisite: CPN 100 or 102. Fulfills: GE 7; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ENG 220 - Introduction to Western Literature I

    Major phases of literary heritage of Western World from Classical Age to Renaissance. Prerequisite: CPN 100 or 102. Fulfills: GE 7; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ENG 221 - Introduction to Western Literature II

    Major phases of literary heritage of Western World from Enlightenment to Modern Period. Prerequisite: CPN 100 or 102. Fulfills: GE 7; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ENG 229 - Special Topics in English

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisite: CPN 100 or 102. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ENG 250 - Introduction to Jewish Authors

    Introduction to Jewish themes in American literature and in translation from Yiddish. Prerequisite: CPN 100 or 102. Also listed as JST 250. Fulfills: GE 7; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    ENG 251 - Introduction to African-American Literature

    Survey of African-American literature: representative novels, poetry, drama from various time periods. Prerequisite: CPN 100 or 102. Also listed as AAS 251. Fulfills: GE 7, GE 11; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    ENG 252 - Introduction to Modern American Multicultural Literature

    Introduction to prose, poetry and drama that reflects the diverse ethnic, cultural and social worlds of North America and the Caribbean today.   Prerequisite: CPN 100 or 102. Fulfills: GE 4, GE 11; LASR; PRES. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ENG 254 - Introduction to American Working-Class Literature

    Study of representations of class and labor in American literature and culture. Prerequisite: CPN 100 or 102. CPN 101 or 103 may be taken concurrently. Fulfills: GE 11; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    ENG 256 - Introduction to American Indian Literature

    Introduction to "Native American" culture through analytical appreciation of its oral and written literature. Prerequisite: CPN 100 or 102. Fulfills: GE 7; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    ENG 257 - Introduction to Irish Literature

    Introduction to Irish writers and their themes. Readings include some translations from Irish to English. Poetry, fiction and drama will be included. Prerequisite: CPN 100 or 102. Fulfills: GE 7; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ENG 258 - Irish Women Writers

    Introduction to the work of Ireland's women writers in all three genres: drama, poetry and fiction. Prerequisite: CPN 100 or 102. Fulfills: GE 7; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    ENG 260 - Literature of Sports

    Philosophical, psychological, sociological ideas and problems associated with growing emphasis on sport in modern life. Prerequisite: CPN 100 or 102. Fulfills: GE 7; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ENG 261 - Introduction to Women in Literature

    Study of literary portrayal of women by female and male authors of different periods and nationalities. Prerequisite: CPN 100 or 102. Fulfills: GE 7; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    ENG 262 - War in Literature

    Literary portrayal of war in Western literature from antiquity to present. Prerequisite: CPN 100 or 102. Fulfills: GE 7; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ENG 263 - Ethical Issues in Literature

    Issues concerning moral and social law as reflected in the literature of various western cultures and historical backgrounds. Prerequisite: CPN 100 or 102. Fulfills: GE 7; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ENG 269 - LGBTQ Literature

    Introduction to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer literatures in the 20th and 21st centuries. Prerequisite: CPN 100 or 102. Also listed as WGS 269. Fulfills: GE 7, GE 11; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ENG 278 - Introduction to Film and Short Fiction

    Introduction to analysis, interpretation of films and short fiction through study of selected short stories, novelettes, film scripts, films. Prerequisite: CPN 100 or 102. Also listed as CIN 278. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ENG 280 - Introduction to Mythology and the Bible

    Survey of major characters and events in classical mythology and the Bible. Prerequisite: CPN 100 or 102. Fulfills: GE 7; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ENG 290 - Introduction to Literary Study

     

    Introduction to the fundamentals of literary study with emphasis on techniques for reading closely and contextually and for constructing persuasive interpretive arguments. Prerequisite: CPN 100 or 102. Fulfills: GE 7; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester

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    ENG 302 - Writing About Literature

    Strategies for writing about fiction, poetry and drama. Introduction to various critical perspectives for contextualizing literature. Emphasis on understanding, summarizing, evaluating, and synthesizing critical arguments. Prerequisite: A 200-level ENG course. Fulfills: LASR. Notes: AEN(W) and ENG majors must complete ENG 290 before taking ENG 302.(3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    ENG 305 - Film Criticism

    Close study of a number of selected films, domestic and foreign, from aesthetic, technical perspectives. Extensive writing of reviews, critiques aimed at different media. High level of writing proficiency expected. Consent of instructor. Also listed as CIN 305. Fulfills: LASR. Notes: For non-majors, successful completion of a 200-level English course is prerequisite to all 300- and 400-level courses. For English and adolescence education majors, three credit hours in ENG 325, 326, 355 or 356 are prerequisite to 400-level literature courses. Specific prerequisites to professional writing courses are listed with catalog course descriptions. Successful completion of CPN 100 or CPN 102 is prerequisite to all courses in English. CPN 101 or CPN 103 may be taken concurrently with any 200-level literature course. For English and adolescence education majors, ENG 203 is prerequisite for 300-level literature courses.(3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ENG 306 - Advanced Writing Workshop

    Advanced writing course focusing on genres of literary nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and modes of exposition and argument. Prerequisite: CPN 101 or 103. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    ENG 307 - New Media Literacies and ELA

    Employment of a variety of computer applications and Web-based communication tools, production and evaluation of new media, and study of pedagogical and disciplinary issues that inform new literacy practices for English language arts (ELA) classrooms.

      Prerequisite: CPN 101 or 103. Fulfills: LASR. Notes: For non-majors, successful completion of a 200-level English course is prerequisite to all 300- and 400-level courses. For English and adolescence education majors, three credit hours in ENG 325, 326, 355 or 356 are prerequisite to 400-level literature courses. Specific prerequisites to professional writing courses are listed with catalog course descriptions. Successful completion of CPN 100 or CPN 102 is prerequisite to all courses in English. CPN 101 or CPN 103 may be taken concurrently with any 200-level literature course. For English and adolescence education majors, ENG 203 is prerequisite for 300-level literature courses.(3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year

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    ENG 325 - American Literature Before 1900

    Representative works of major writers of the Puritan Age, the Age of Reason, the Romantic Age, and the Age of Realism and Regionalism. Prerequisite: A 200-level ENG course. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    ENG 326 - American Literature Since 1900

    Representative works of major writers of the Age of Naturalism, the Age of Modernism and the Postmodern Age. Prerequisite: A 200-level ENG course. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    ENG 329 - Special Topics in English

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisite: A 200-level ENG course. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ENG 352 - Early African-American Literature

    African-American writing before World War II. Emphasis on critical reactions, analysis. Slave narrative, autobiography, rhetoric, fiction, poetry included. Prerequisite: A 200-level ENG course. Also listed as AAS 352. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ENG 355 - Major Figures in British Literature to 1780

    From Chaucer to the Romantics, including Spenser, Shakespeare, Donne, Milton, Dryden, Swift, Pope, Fielding. Prerequisite: A 200-level ENG course. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    ENG 356 - Major Figures in British Literature 1780-Present

    From Blake to the present including such writers as Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, Browning, Hardy, Yeats, Joyce, Woolf, Auden. Prerequisite: A 200-level ENG course. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    ENG 373 - Literature for Children

    Understanding, critical appreciation of books for elementary school pupils. Prerequisite: A 200-level ENG course. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    ENG 374 - Literature for Adolescence

    Critical study, examination and evaluation of literature written specifically for and about adolescents, including texts from a variety of cultures, female authors and authors of color. Methods and strategies for teaching, assessing and encouraging adolescent reading. Prerequisite: A 200-level ENG course. Fulfills: LASR; PRES. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    ENG 402 - Grammar

    Intensive study of grammar, focusing on phonology, morphology and syntax; understanding of language acquisition; and development of instructional strategies. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    ENG 407 - Study of English Language

    Study of language and literacy acquisition and development; diversity in language use, historical and social influences on language, and second language and bilingual learning. Prerequisite: Successful completion of at least six credit hours of ENG at the 200 level or higher. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered every spring
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    ENG 411 - World Literature

    Survey of the writing of world literature from the beginning to the present day. Prerequisite: Successful completion of at least six credit hours of ENG courses at the 200 level or above. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    ENG 417 - American Literature 1820-1865

    Studies in American literature and culture of the Romantic age. Prerequisite: Successful completion of at least six credit hours of ENG courses at the 200 level or above. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ENG 418 - American Literature 1865-1914

    Studies in American literature and culture from the Civil War to World War I. Prerequisite: Successful completion of at least six credit hours of ENG courses at the 200 level or above. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ENG 419 - American Literature 1914-1945

    Studies in American literature and culture during the period between World War I and World War II. Prerequisite: Successful completion of at least six credit hours of ENG courses at the 200 level or above. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ENG 420 - Modern American Poetry

    Important poets from 1914 to present. Prerequisite: Successful completion of at least six credit hours of ENG courses at the 200 level or above. Fulfills: LASR. Notes: For non-majors, successful completion of a 200-level English course is prerequisite to all 300- and 400-level courses. For English and adolescence education majors, three credit hours in ENG 325, 326, 355 or 356 are prerequisite to 400-level literature courses. Specific prerequisites to professional writing courses are listed with catalog course descriptions. Successful completion of CPN 100 or CPN 102 is prerequisite to all courses in English. CPN 101 or CPN 103 may be taken concurrently with any 200-level literature course. For English and adolescence education majors, ENG 203 is prerequisite for 300-level literature courses.(3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ENG 421 - African-American Autobiography

    Autobiographical narratives of Douglass, Washington, Hughes, Wright, Baldwin, Malcolm X, Moody, Angelou. Prerequisite: Successful completion of at least six credit hours of ENG courses at the 200 level or above. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ENG 422 - American Women Writers

    Representative works from the late 18th century to the present. Prerequisite: Successful completion of at least six credit hours of ENG courses at the 200 level or above. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ENG 423 - Post-1945 American Literature

    Studies in post-World War II American literature and culture. May treat a significant movement such as postmodernism. Prerequisite: Successful completion of at least six credit hours of ENG courses at the 200 level or above. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ENG 425 - African-American Women Novelists

    Study of African-American women's tradition in American literature. Focus on the representative works of Wilson, Harper, Hurston, Larson, Petry, Morrison, Naylor, Walker. Prerequisite: Successful completion of at least six credit hours of ENG courses at the 200 level or above. Also listed as AAS 425. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ENG 429 - Special Topics in English

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisite: Successful completion of at least six credit hours of ENG courses at the 200 level or above. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ENG 430 - Authors, Movements, Scenes

    Intensive study of the work of one or two major authors or a literary movement with emphasis on cultural and historical contexts. May be repeated once for course credit as subtitle changes. Prerequisite: Successful completion of at least six credit hours of ENG courses at the 200 level or above. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ENG 431 - Arthurian Literature

    Studies in the medieval tales of King Arthur and his knights with primary emphasis on the literature from the British Isles. Prerequisite: Successful completion of at least six credit hours of ENG courses at the 200 level or above. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ENG 432 - Topics in Medieval Literature

    Studies in medieval English literature dealing with such issues as the role of women, drama and culture, romance or epic. May focus on major genres, themes or authors. May be repeated twice as subtitle changes. Prerequisite: Successful completion of at least six credit hours of ENG courses at the 200 level or above. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ENG 433 - Shakespeare

    Dramatic effectiveness, structure, characterization and poetry in selected group of Shakespeare plays. Prerequisite: Successful completion of at least six credit hours of ENG courses at the 200 level or above. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    ENG 438 - Seventeenth-Century Poetry and Prose

    Literature of the late Renaissance, 1590-1660; selected works of metaphysical (Donne, Herbert, Vaughan) and/or cavalier (Jonson, Herrick, Marvell) writers and their contemporaries. Prerequisite: Successful completion of at least six credit hours of ENG courses at the 200 level or above. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    ENG 440 - Eighteenth-Century British Literature

    Studies in 18th-century British literature, including novels, poetry, plays and satirical texts from canonical authors (Swift, Defoe, Behn, Burney, Austen) and less familiar writers. May be repeated once as subtitle changes. Prerequisite: Successful completion of at least six credit hours of ENG courses at the 200 level or above. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ENG 441 - The Age of Sensibility

    Pre-Romantic poetry: Thomson, Gray, Collins; Sentimentalism in the novel and drama; Sterne, Sheridan, Goldsmith; criticism and biography of Johnson, Boswell. Prerequisite: Successful completion of at least six credit hours of ENG courses at the 200 level or above. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ENG 442 - Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Drama

    Drama written and performed in England from 1660 to 1800. Prerequisite: Successful completion of at least six credit hours of ENG courses at the 200 level or above. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ENG 445 - The Romantic Age

    Major writers of the Romantic period of England. Prerequisite: Successful completion of at least six credit hours of ENG courses at the 200 level or above. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ENG 446 - The Victorian Age

    Selected works of Victorian writers studied in relation to intellectual movements of the period. Prerequisite: Successful completion of at least six credit hours of ENG courses at the 200 level or above. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ENG 455 - The English Novel to 1900

    Study of the English novel from its beginnings to 1900. Prerequisite: Successful completion of at least six credit hours of ENG courses at the 200 level or above. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ENG 456 - Modern Irish Drama

    Representative works of selected modern Irish playwrights such as Synge, Yeats, O'Casey, Johnston, Carroll, Beckett, Behan, Friel and Murphy. Prerequisite: Successful completion of at least six credit hours of ENG courses at the 200 level or above. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ENG 457 - Modern Irish Fiction

    Representative works of selected modern Irish novelists and short-story writers, for example: Moore, O'Kelly, Stephens, Joyce, O'Connor, O'Faolain, Murdoch, Trevor. Prerequisite: Successful completion of at least six credit hours of ENG courses at the 200 level or above. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ENG 458 - Modern Irish Poetry

    Representative works of selected modern Irish poets, such as Yeats, Heaney, Boland and McGuckian. Prerequisite: Successful completion of at least six credit hours of ENG courses at the 200 level or above. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ENG 470 - Modern British Poetry

    Poetry since 1890 written in England and Ireland. Prerequisite: Successful completion of at least six credit hours of ENG courses at the 200 level or above. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ENG 471 - The Modern English Novel

    Important English novels since 1900. Prerequisite: Successful completion of at least six credit hours of ENG courses at the 200 level or above. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ENG 472 - Modern Drama

    Important plays since 1875 written in America, England, Ireland and Europe. Prerequisite: Successful completion of at least six credit hours of ENG courses at the 200 level or above. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ENG 475 - American Multicultural Literature

    Close readings of representative texts by major 20th century American writers of color. Prerequisite: Successful completion of at least six credit hours of ENG courses at the 200 level or above. Also listed as AAS 470. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    ENG 477 - Contemporary Literature

    Close readings of contemporary anglophone and global literature in translation, including prose, film, poetry and/or drama. Prerequisite: Successful completion of at least six credit hours of ENG courses at the 200 level or above. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    ENG 480 - Studies in Critical Theory

    Topics in literary and cultural theory. May be repeated once for course credit as subtitle changes. Prerequisite: Successful completion of at least six credit hours of ENG courses at the 200 level or above. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    ENG 481 - Genre Studies

    Topics in the study of literary genres. May be repeated once for course credit as subtitle changes. Prerequisite: Successful completion of at least six credit hours of ENG courses at the 200 level or above. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ENG 498 - Independent Study

    Prerequisites: ENG 325 or 326 or 355 or 356; and approval of English Department Honors Committee. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ENG 499 - Senior Thesis

    Prerequisites: ENG 325 or 326 or 355 or 356; completion of at least three credit hours in honors studies; approval of English Department Honors Committee. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ENG 500 - Old English

    Phonemic and grammatical structures of Old English; translation and analyses of selected West-Saxon tests; general background reading in history of English language, major trends in Old English literature. Notes: CPN 100 or 102 and CPN 101 or 103 and nine credits of literature, including one course at the 400 level, and junior, senior or graduate status are prerequisite to 500-level literature courses.(3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ENG 506 - Computers and the Study of English

    Introduces graduate students, particularly students who plan to teach or are currently teaching English at middle school, secondary school, or adult levels, to computer tools and environments that complement the study of literature, language, rhetoric, and composition. Notes: CPN 100 or 102 and CPN 101 or 103 and nine credits of literature, including one course at the 400 level, and junior, senior or graduate status are prerequisite to 500-level literature courses.(3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    ENG 529 - Special Topics in English

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. Notes: CPN 100 or 102 and CPN 101 or 103 and nine credits of literature, including one course at the 400 level, and junior, senior or graduate status are prerequisite to 500-level literature courses.(1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ENG 530 - Chaucer

    Poetry of Chaucer in Middle English; emphasis upon literary rather than linguistic aspect of his work. Notes: CPN 100 or 102 and CPN 101 or 103 and nine credits of literature, including one course at the 400 level, and junior, senior or graduate status are prerequisite to 500-level literature courses.(3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ENG 538 - Studies in Seventeenth-Century English Literature

    Intensive study of a few authors or literary movement from roughly 1600 to 1660. May be repeated once as the subtitle changes for a maximum of six credit hours. Notes: CPN 100 or 102 and CPN 101 or 103 and nine credits of literature, including one course at the 400 level, and junior, senior or graduate status are prerequisite to 500-level literature courses.(3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ENG 539 - Milton

    Poetry and prose. Notes: CPN 100 or 102 and CPN 101 or 103 and nine credits of literature, including one course at the 400 level, and junior, senior or graduate status are prerequisite to 500-level literature courses.(3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ENG 547 - 19th Century British Women Writers

    Course will focus on the British women writers of the 19th century, with attention to the genres of the era — novel, poetry, essay. Notes: CPN 100 or 102 and CPN 101 or 103 and nine credit hours of literature, including one course at the 400 level, and junior, senior or graduate status are prerequisite to 500-level literature courses.(3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ENG 548 - Studies in British Literature 1950-Present

    Study of selected author(s), theme, genre or movement of the period. May be repeated as subtitle changes for a maximum of six credit hours. Notes: CPN 100 or 102 and CPN 101 or 103 and nine credits of literature, including one course at the 400 level, and junior, senior or graduate status are prerequisite to 500-level literature courses.(3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ENG 549 - Studies in Irish Literature

    Intensive study of a few authors or of literary movements in Irish literature, such as the Irish Renaissance. May be repeated once as the subtitle changes for a maximum of six credit hours. Notes: CPN 100 or 102 and CPN 101 or 103 and nine credits of literature, including one course at the 400 level, and junior, senior or graduate status are prerequisite to 500-level literature courses.(3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally

English - Professional Writing

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    PWR 210 - Writing in the Digital Age

    Introduction to the relationship between traditional conceptions of writing and contemporary theories and practices of new media, in particular, digital research practices. Major questions of the course include: how do digital media structure how information is accessed, interpreted, judged and put in context? How do technologies afford and/or constrain how we research and present data? Three lecture hours and two lab hours. Prerequisite: CPN 101 or 103. Fulfills: GE 12. (4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    PWR 212 - Writing Fiction

    In a workshop environment, students practice writing skills with an emphasis on the short story. Fulfills: GE 8; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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Environmental and Outdoor Education

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Environmental Science

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    EST 129 - Special Topics in Environmental Studies

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    EST 229 - Special Topics in Environmental Studies

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    EST 329 - Special Topics in Environmental Studies

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    EST 429 - Special Topics in Environmental Studies

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    EST 529 - Special Topics in Environmental Studies

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally

Environmental Science Concentration

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Foundations and Social Advocacy Department

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Education

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    EDU 471 - Foundations of Modern Education

    Social, historical and philosophical issues in education. Emphasis on critical analysis of educational reforms, movements and practices. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    EDU 552 - Gender Issues in Education

    Seminar integrating recent scholarship on women and women's ways of knowing into a broader study of gender issues in education, including socialization of men and women through education; socialization of women and men teachers and administrators and the costs and benefits of these structures for men and women. The course will focus on application of these issues to policy and practice in education today. Prerequisite: Junior, senior or graduate level; education methods course. Consent of instructor. Also listed as WGS 552. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall

Foundations and Social Advocacy

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    FSA 101 - Introduction to Urban Education

    Micro issues that occur in urban schools and communities and macro issues that occur in the broader educational system and U.S. society. How these issues impact education in urban contexts from anthropological, economic, educational, historical, political and sociological perspectives. Combines field experiences in urban schools with related readings. Fulfills: PRES. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    FSA 103 - Gender, Race and Class Issues in Education

    Examines prejudice and discrimination (on the basis of class, race, gender and disability) as these are institutionalized by schools, both in the United States and elsewhere in the world. Fulfills: GE 11; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    FSA 205 - Contemporary Issues in Education

    A critical examination of selected contemporary reform efforts in education as a means to develop broader and deeper understanding of the impact of racial and economic inequality on schools, teaching and student outcomes. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    FSA 210 - Principles of Inclusive Education

    Current best practices for inclusive education will be examined and students develop an understanding of their own philosophy of inclusive education. Taken with 25-hour field experience FSA 211. Prerequisites: FSA 101 and 103 which may be taken concurrently. Corequisite: FSA 211 (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    FSA 211 - Inclusive Education Field Experience

    Twenty-five-hour field experience in an inclusive classroom. Prerequisites: FSA 101 and 103 which may be taken concurrently. Corequisite: FSA 210. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    FSA 212 - Introduction to Inclusive Education

    Through this introductory course, candidates examine their own philosophy of inclusive education. Special education law and trends are considered and critiqued, and current best practices for inclusive education are introduced. Content is provided regarding the range of students who receive special education support, including culturally and linguistically diverse students. Strategies to work effectively with students with disabilities are also considered, as well as techniques for forming partnerships with other professionals and parents in order to advocate for students. Includes a 25-hour field experience. Prerequisite: FSA 103, which may be taken concurrently with FSA 212. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    FSA 250 - Foundations of Peace Education

    Incorporates issues of social justice, inequality and perspectives on peace to explore the role of educational practices in the perpetuation and mitigation of threats of violence. Provides a framework for understanding the need for, obstacles to, and implications of peaceful practices. Fulfills: GE 11. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    FSA 333 - International and Comparative Education

    Provide students with an overview of the academic field of international and comparative education (ICE) from a variety of international perspectives. Topics include international development, cross-national assessments, globalization in higher education and how education systems respond to catastrophes such as war and climate change. Fulfills: GE 6. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    FSA 340 - Supporting Students with Complex Disabilities in Schools and Families

    Course participants will explore traditional and emerging roles and practices of diverse families, analyze the nature of ableism in child and family experiences, and develop the interpersonal skills to be an effective team member. Students will identify the characteristics of children with complex or "severe" disabilities and utilize assistive technology, family-centered planning and effective interpersonal communication skills to increase children's and families' active participation in schools and communities. Prerequisites: FSA 212 or admission into the Inclusive Childhood Education [IEC] program or Inclusive Early Childhood Education Program [EDE]. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    FSA 345 - Assistive and Adaptive Technology

    Principles and application of Universal Design and augmentative/assistive technology for students with disabilities. Prerequisites: FSA 210 and 211. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    FSA 347 - The Politics of Educational Policy

    An introduction to U.S. Education Policy; analyzes interaction between policy makers and education activists; examines the influence that political goals have exercised over American education development and explores the ideology, data and goals that guide current public discourse on education policy. Also listed as POL 347. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at at least once every two years
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    FSA 380 - Perspectives on Disabilities: The Child, Family and Community

    Students will investigate the traditional and emerging roles and practices of diverse families, school reform efforts, models for effectively developing collaboration, cooperation and partnership with school and community agencies. Prerequisites: FSA 210 and 211 or FSA 212, or SPE 270. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    FSA 381 - Perspectives Field Experience

    Twenty-five-hour field experience with a child who has a disability in the home and community. Prerequisites: FSA 212, or SPE 270. Grading: S, U grades assigned. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    FSA 400 - Foundations of Education: The School in American Society

    Investigation of foundations of American educational system. Readings and discussion designed to enable students to reason, speak and write about purposes and practices of American education. Prerequisite: FSA 340. Open to juniors and seniors. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    FSA 410 - Inclusive Education Pedagogy

    Inclusive education pedagogy in an urban context at the childhood level (grades 1-6). Prerequisites: FSA 380, 381 and 345. Corequisites: FSA 420, 436, LIT 310 and 311. (4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    FSA 411 - Planning and Instructional Strategies for Special Educators

    Inclusive education pedagogy at the childhood level (grades 1-6). The focus of this course is on the implementation of universal design for learning principles, differentiated instruction and the use of engaging, active and collaborative learning structures to promote effective inclusive education. The course also addresses various evidence-based strategies for all learners, including students with various disabilities. FSA 411 is one of a block of five IEC courses offered by three departments. A 75-hour field experience attached to this course provides a connection to a partner elementary school shared by all the block courses.  Prerequisite: FSA 340. Fulfills: PRES. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    FSA 420 - Inclusive Education Field Seminar

    Seventy-five-hour field experience in an inclusive urban classroom (grades 1-6). Prerequisites: FSA 380, 381 and 345. Corequisites: FSA 410, 436, LIT 310 and 311. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    FSA 436 - Assessment and Instruction of Learners with Special Needs

    Identification and instruction of children with special needs. Directed field experiences to implement methods and practices applicable to all students in an inclusive environment. Prerequisites: FSA 280, 281 and 430. Corequisites: FSA 410, 420, LIT 310 and 311. (4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    FSA 437 - Assessment of Learners with Diverse Needs

    Assessment of students with diverse needs, including identification of students with special needs, developing goals and objectives, progress monitoring and report writing. Candidates learn assessment methods and practices applicable to a wide range of students. Prerequisite: FSA 340. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    FSA 479 - Social Curriculum and Behavioral Support

    Introduction to the social curriculum and positive approaches to behavior support in inclusive classrooms. The course includes theory and evidence-based practices for classroom management and the development of self-control and social skills for all students, including students with disabilities that involve behavioral and/or emotional challenges.

    Teacher candidates will learn how to identify and apply appropriate prevention and intervention strategies, including such research-based approaches as functional analysis, positive behavioral supports and Social Stories™. The focus is on promoting students' self-efficacy and respectful participation in inclusive communities through cooperative relationships and problem-solving skills. Prerequisite: FSA 340 or SPE 270.

      Notes: For IEC majors only: This course is offered as part of a block semester that includes a 75 hr. practicum requirement. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year

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    FSA 490 - Student Teaching I

    Supervised student teaching in an elementary classroom. Prerequisites: FSA 410, 420, 430, 436. Corequisites: FSA 491, 492. Minimum overall GPA 2.7 (6 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    FSA 491 - Student Teaching II

    Supervised student teaching in an elementary classroom. Prerequisites: FSA 410, 420, 430, 436. Corequisites: FSA 490 and 492. Minimum overall GPA 2.7 (6 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    FSA 492 - Seminar in Student Teaching

    Discussion and analysis of issues related to student teaching in inclusive classrooms. Taken concurrently with student teaching. Prerequisites: FSA 410, 420, 430, 436. Corequisites: FSA 490, 491. Minimum overall GPA 2.7 (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    FSA 493 - Student Teaching as a Special Educator

    Supervised student teaching with a special educator in an elementary classroom (grade 1-6) setting. Prerequisites: Consent of department to verify required grade point average of 2.8; all IEC program courses leading up to student teaching with no grade lower than a C; no outstanding incomplete grades; two-thirds of all course work completed; and successful completion of CARR, SAVE and DASA workshops. Corequisites: FSA 494 and FSA 495. Grading: S, U grades assigned. (6 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    FSA 494 - Student Teaching as a Childhood Educator

    Supervised student teaching in a childhood education (grade 1-6) classroom. Prerequisites: Consent of department to verify required grade point average of 2.8; all Inclusive Childhood Education [IEC] program courses leading up to student teaching with no grade lower than a C; no outstanding incomplete grades; two-thirds of all course work completed; and successful completion of CARR, SAVE and DASA workshops. Corequisites: FSA 493 and FSA 495.  Grading: S, U grades assigned. (6 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    FSA 495 - Seminar in Student Teaching

    Discussion and analysis of issues related to student teaching in inclusive classrooms. This is a semester-long seminar taken concurrently with student teaching. Prerequisites: Consent of department to verify required grade point average of 2.8; all Inclusive Childhood Education [IEC] program courses leading up to student teaching with no grade lower than a C; no outstanding incomplete grades; two-thirds of all course work completed; and successful completion of CARR, SAVE and DASA workshops. Corequisites: FSA 493 and FSA 494.  (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    FSA 499 - Independent Study

    A supervised independent study of foundations of education or special education. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours. Consent of department is required. S, U grades assigned. (1-3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    FSA 505 - Sociology of Education

    Exploration of issues and theoretical and empirical understandings for the relationship between schooling and society. Also listed as SOC 505. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    FSA 510 - Teaching the Special Education Learner in the General Education Classroom

    This course provides a knowledge of special education to teachers who are seeking to accommodate students with disabilities more effectively in their classrooms and schools. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = every semester
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    FSA 515 - Introduction to Disability Studies in Education

    Examines the lives of people with disabilities from a social, historical and cultural perspective to understand their experiences as individuals in society. In-depth study of educational issues such as inclusion, access to higher education and the social construct of intelligence in society. Course meets all autism-related SED teacher education certification requirements. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    FSA 525 - Teaching the Inner City Child

    Issues related to teaching in high-need urban schools: roles of culture and context in teacher-student relationships; impact of social structures such as race and class on student achievement; how teaching in urban contexts is different; and effective practices in urban schools. Also listed as AAS 581. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester

Special Education

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    SPE 270 - Introduction to Special Education

    Course meets all SED teacher certification requirements for childhood and early childhood education teachers to teach students with disabilities in inclusive classrooms. Introductory course for students in the Teaching Students with Disabilities in Childhood Education Program, intended to orient general education and special education pre-service teachers to special education, the characteristics of students with special needs, strategies to work effectively with diverse student populations, and techniques for forming partnerships with each other and other professionals and parents. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    SPE 275 - Teaching Students with Disabilities in Adolescence Classrooms

    This course provides an overview of the special education process with state and federal laws and guidelines, effective practices for planning and designing co-teaching and collaboration with peers in secondary school settings, individualizing instruction, applying principles of positive behavioral analysis and interventions to address student and classroom management needs, and identification and remediation of disabilities using a social model of disability. A 15-hour field experience is required that is embedded in the associated methods course. Corequisites: AED 300, or AED 409, or AED 443, or AED 492, or EDU 498, or AED 437 and AED 438. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester

Study Abroad

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    SAB 550 - Education Institute in Western Belize

    This study abroad course will provide students with the opportunity to engage in cross-cultural collaboration with Belizean educators in order to examine and share best practices in education applied toward the study of the environment and cultures. Through experiential learning tasks, the student will explore and develop an understanding of ancient Mayan civilization, archeology, conservation, the rainforest and eco-tourism. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code M = offered in summer

Other Courses

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    INT 270 - Exploring Education

    Introduction to education and teaching through the perspectives of a variety of disciplines such as psychology, history, sociology, philosophy and political science. Open to students in all major fields. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester

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Geography

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    GRY 110 - Physical Geography

    Patterns of physical elements of landscape and atmosphere, their interrelations, how they differ from place to place. Fulfills: LASR. Notes: GRY 110, 120 or 125 meet the prerequisite of "introductory geography."(3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    GRY 120 - Cultural Geography

    Comparative study of cultures in their geographic setting and their response to modern world interdependence and problems of food, population, development. Fulfills: GE 3 and 6; LASR. Notes: GRY 110, 120 or 125 meet the prerequisite of "introductory geography."(3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    GRY 125 - Human Geography and Global Development

    A spatial study of race, class and gender relations in the context of contrasting cultures, and the role the relations play in global development — social, political and economic. Fulfills: GE 3 and GE 6; LASR. Notes: GRY 110, 120 or 125 meet the prerequisite of "introductory geography."(3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    GRY 129 - Special Topics in Geography

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    GRY 215 - Geography of Travel and Tourism

    The spatial analysis of international travel and tourism. The use of such geographical techniques as mapping and quantitative analysis to describe and predict the origins and destinations of the world's tourists. The study of physical and cultural landscapes as major tourism resources in countries around the world. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    GRY 221 - Social Geography

    Geographical analysis of social groups, institutions in United States. Emphasis upon spatial qualities of cultural and social assimilation process experienced by racial and ethnic minorities. Fulfills: GE 11; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    GRY 229 - Special Topics in Geography

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    GRY 240 - Economic Geography

    Spatial analysis of production, transportation, market destination of commodities. Introduction to the use of computer-assisted location-analysis techniques. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    GRY 301 - Science, Human Affairs and the Environment

    Examination of origins, evolution and significance of Greenhouse Theory of climate change. Investigation of other theories advanced to account for climate shifts. Evaluation of evidence suggesting a climatic warming of unprecedented magnitude is under way and that anthropogenic increase in greenhouse gasses is responsible. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    GRY 315 - Ecotourism

    A global and local analysis of the physical environment as a tourism development resource. An examination of such natural systems as the rain forest, ocean and desert as tourism resources and the environmental impact of tourism on the viability of these niches. Regional and local studies of the environment as a basis for tourism development will be drawn from Amazonia, East Africa, Central America, the Caribbean and North America. Also listed as REC 315. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring; C = offered at least once every two years
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    GRY 324 - Introduction to Cartography and Geographic Information Systems

    Principles and methods of spatial data collection, processing, analysis and display. Introduction to cartography, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS). Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    GRY 326 - Computer Graphics in GIS

    Introduction to computer graphics through hands-on lab exercises. Development and use of original commercial programming to produce two- and three-dimensional images and analysis. Emphasis upon skills used in cartography, business and the sciences. (4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    GRY 327 - Service Learning: Computer Mapping

    Introduction to desktop computer mapping. Practical experience in using computer mapping techniques to create thematic maps that graphically display data for service-learning purposes. Database organization, manipulation and analysis for efficient production of publication-quality maps for communicating spatial information. Prerequisite: GRY 324. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three lectures and/or demonstrations, one two-hour laboratory. (4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    GRY 328 - Geographic Information Systems

    Desktop computer-based Geographic Information System (GIS) applications. Practical experience using GIS software to learn geographic data management, thematic mapping, basic map and database querying, as well as map creation and report writing. Prerequisite: GRY 324. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three lectures and/or demonstrations, one two-hour lab. (4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    GRY 329 - Special Topics in Geography

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    GRY 330 - Advanced GIS Techniques

    Planning, execution and delivery of a GIS-based project that demonstrates mastery of tools of GIS in a substantive application tailored to a field of interest. Prerequisite: GRY 328. (4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    GRY 331 - Global Position System Technology

    Introduction to GPS technology for the collection and integration of spatial and nonspatial data within a geographic information system (GIS) framework. Includes computer-based field activities. Prerequisite: GRY 324. (4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    GRY 334 - Historical Geographic Information Systems

    Introduction to the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to facilitate empirical research on the history of land use, the development of spatial economies, and the visualization of past landscapes and landscape change through lecture and lab exercises. Prerequisite: GRY 324. (4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    GRY 337 - Programming in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

    Provides an application of computer programming principles to Geographic Information System (GIS) environments.  Once basic programming principles are understood, common GIS related programming tools and languages such as Model Builder and Python will be explored through computer based lab exercises. Prerequisites: GRY 324. (4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    GRY 370 - Will the World Provide? A Research Experience for Students

    This course provides a science, technology, and society (STS) research experience for students. Through class, group and individual projects, students develop and pursue a research question, investigate resources and reach a set of comprehensive conclusions on one of the following global resource topics: air, water, minerals, agriculture, energy, forestry, fisheries and wildlife. Fulfills: GE 3 and GE 12. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    GRY 400 - Geographical Analysis

    Application of quantitative techniques to solution of geographical problems. Included are the study of point pattern analysis, geographical sampling, a real association and ecological analysis. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three lectures, one two-hour laboratory. Fulfills GE 1; LASR. (4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    GRY 415 - Tourism Planning and Development

    The spatial analysis of tourism as a component of economic development. A regional comparison of the marketing of tourism resources in the developed and less developed countries of the world. Examination of the resources necessary for the development of tourism and an analysis of the economic and environmental impact on a location as a result of marketing those resources. Also listed as REC 415. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall; C = offered at least once every two years
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    GRY 425 - Geography in the Classroom

    Application of geography's principles, themes and learning outcomes to the classroom setting. Study and application of national and New York State learning standards in geography to the K-12 classroom. Illustration of successful teaching models and evaluation instruments in geography and global studies. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring; C = offered at least once every two years
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    GRY 429 - Special Topics in Geography

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    GRY 440 - Seminar in Geography

    Approaches, techniques of geographic analysis. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    GRY 450 - Urban Geography

    Factors in establishment, growth of urban places; analysis of function, internal patterns, hinterland interrelationships; urban land use, problems of clustered settlements. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    GRY 460 - Geography and Film

    Select problems in cultural geography as exhibited through film. May be repeated with different subtitle: Social Geography of England, Comparative Cultural Geographies — India and Brazil, Race Issues in Southern Africa. Also listed as AAS 460. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    GRY 470 - Resource Geography

    Analysis of relationship of resources (human and natural) to man, human evaluations of geographic space and environmental quality, management of environmental quality in context of a contemporary world. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    GRY 480 - United States

    Topical, regional analysis focusing on interrelationships of cultural, economic and physical patterns and problems. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    GRY 481 - Geography of New York State

    Human, natural resources. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    GRY 482 - The Geography of Latin America and the Caribbean

    Regional description and analysis of the human and physical landscape of the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. Geographical analysis of the region's politics, culture and economy with a particular focus on the role of tourism in the development of its economy. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    GRY 484 - Geography of Europe

    Regional study: major problems of physical, cultural landscape of Europe. Industry, commerce, agriculture. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    GRY 485 - Africa, South of the Sahara

    Cultural, political factors and relationship to past and present population patterns. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    GRY 486 - Geography of South and East Asia

    Topical, regional analysis of cultural, physical environments — Japan to India. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring; C = offered at least once every two years
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    GRY 495 - Independent Study in Geography

    Independent research in selected geographic problems. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. (3 or 4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    GRY 499 - Internship in Applied Geography

    Internship with a local government agency or business. Supervised application of statistical, cartographic and locational skills. Prerequisite: Consent of department. Grading: S, U grades are assigned. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    GRY 520 - Maps in the Classroom

    Classroom-laboratory approach to map use for students and teachers. Formal study of map elements. Map reading, interpretation. Classroom map exercises, their design, use. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    GRY 524 - GIS in the K-12 Classroom

    Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology as a medium for delivering instruction and a tool for enhancing the analysis of geographic information in the K-12 classroom. Use of ArcView or ArcMap software. Creation of learning modules that address New York State learning standards. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    GRY 529 - Special Topics in Geography

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    GRY 545 - Teaching Geography Through Film

    Investigates the use of film as a powerful medium for teaching K-12 students about the world. Explores how the strong visual imagery and effective power of film can support other modes of instruction. Film resources will include feature films, documentaries, short fiction films and music videos. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code M = offered in Summer
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    GRY 580 - Historical Geography of North America

    This course takes an interdisciplinary approach in examining 500 years of geographical history on the North American continent.

    Using secondary and primary source materials, it looks at the evolving human and cultural geography of North America from the first few insecure European "points of attachment," to permanent colonies, expanding empires, transcontinental nations, and finally a macroculture of global impact in the 21st century.

    It examines the changing economic and technological conditions, the clash of cultures — European, Native American and African — and the historical and geographical processes of environmental and landscape change that accompanied these transformations. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year

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    GRY 581 - Teaching the Geography of New York State

    Topical, regional analysis focusing on interrelationships of cultural, economic and physical patterns and processes of New York state. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    GRY 585 - Teaching the Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa

    Topical, regional analysis focusing on interrelationships of cultural, economic and physical patterns and processes of Sub-Saharan Africa. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    GRY 595 - Independent Study in Geography

    Independent research in selected geographic problems. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. (3 or 4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally

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Adolescence Education

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    AED 442 - Methods I: Teaching the Sciences in the Middle and Secondary Schools (GLY)

    The course examines history and foundations of education, especially science education; explores disciplinary models and their application to classroom management; examines tools for measurement and evaluation of performance and achievement of diverse learners; develops criteria for curriculum development and lesson planning aligned with state and national standards; examines federal and state laws governing education of students with disabilities; develops strategies for collaborating with administrators, faculty, staff, parents/guardians, and community members. Includes 25 hours of field experience in middle or secondary schools. Open only to majors who have been formally admitted to adolescence education: biology, chemistry, earth science or physics. Prerequisites: PSY 232 and AED 391. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    AED 443 - Methods II: Teaching the Sciences in the Middle and Secondary Schools (GLY)

    Introduction to aspects of teaching laboratory-based science to a diverse population of students through the development of a course syllabus, a comprehensive plan for laboratory safety, and lesson/unit plans that incorporate technology and align with state and national learning standards and state science core curriculum guides.

    The course will conclude with a discussion of the importance of continued self-reflection and professional growth and development. Twenty-five hours of field experience in middle and secondary schools, with 15 of the twenty-five hours devoted to working with students with disabilities. Prerequisite: AED 442; corequisites: AED 444 and SPE 275. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall

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    AED 444 - Laboratory Practicum (GLY)

    Opportunity to work with an experienced teacher in the planning, preparation and implementation of laboratory exercises in an introductory, college-level lab course through one-on-one and small group activities. Fulfills 25 hours of field experience requirement. Corequisite: AED 443. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    AED 445 - Student Teaching: Adolescence Education - Science (GLY)

    Full-time supervised student teaching in two public school placements: one, eight-week placement at the seventh or eighth grade level and one, eight-week placement at the ninth, tenth, eleventh or twelfth grade level. A discipline-specific student teaching seminar is held on campus once during the semester. Prerequisites: PSY 232; AED 443 and 444. See major department for eligibility criteria. Grading: S, U grades are assigned. (12 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester

Environmental Science

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    ENS 100 - Introduction to Environmental Science

    Application of scientific methods to the study of the natural world and how it is influenced by people. Emphasis on understanding of local, regional and global environmental issues from an interdisciplinary perspective. Fulfills: GE 12; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    ENS 486 - Seminar in Environmental Science

    Directed readings, library research and discussion of contemporary environmental problems with emphasis on their scientific and social aspects. Required for environmental science concentration; open to senior science majors; others by permission of instructor. Also listed as EST 486. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    ENS 487 - Environmental Science Internship

    Project-oriented internship with a government agency, industry, other private or public enterprise, or faculty member. Supervised application of science knowledge and skills to an environmental issue, project or study. Prerequisites: junior or senior status in environmental science concentration, consent of environmental science coordinator. Fulfills: LASR. (3-12 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester

Geology

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    GLY 118 - Laboratory in Physical Geology

    Identification and classification of common geologic materials; use and interpretation of topographic and geologic maps and remote sensing imagery; analysis and interpretation of experimental data. Three-hour session weekly. Open by permission only to geology, geology-environmental science and adolescence education: Earth science majors who have already completed a non-laboratory introductory earth science or geology course. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    GLY 129 - Special Topics in Geology

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    GLY 160 - Environmental Geology

    Integrated study of physical resources, processes of land, ocean, atmosphere, in terms of man-environment relationship. Not open to geology majors or those having credit for GLY 171 or 261. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three one-hour lectures and/or demonstrations. Fulfills: GE 2; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    GLY 171 - Earth Science

    Basic concepts and principles of geology, meteorology and oceanography. Not open to geography, mathematics or science majors or to students with credit for GLY 160 or 261. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three lectures and one two-hour laboratory per week. Fulfills: GE 2; LASR. (4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    GLY 172 - Earth History

    Origin and historical development of the Earth and life based on geologic and paleontologic evidence. Not open to students with credit for GLY 262 or majors in geography, mathematics or science. Prerequisite: GLY 171. Fulfills: GE 2; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    GLY 229 - Special Topics in Geology

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    GLY 261 - Physical Geology

    Principles of physical geology. Earth materials, intracrustal forces and products, agents of gradation and their physiographic expression. Laboratory study includes minerals, rocks, topographic and geologic maps, simple geologic structures. Primarily for science, math and geography majors. Not open to students with credit for GLY 160 or 171. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three lectures, one three-hour laboratory, field trips. Fulfills: GE 2; LASR. (4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    GLY 262 - Historical Geology

    Study of the changes of Earth and life through geologic time. Evolution of the continents, ocean basins and major life forms throughout Earth's history with an emphasis on stratigraphic and fossil record. Not open to students with credit for GLY 172. Prerequisite: GLY 261. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three lectures, one three-hour laboratory, student presentations, required field trip. Fulfills: GE 2; LASR; PRES. (4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    GLY 281 - Data Analysis in Natural Science

    Analysis and interpretation of geologic and biologic data using modern quantitative techniques with discipline-specific applications. Basis methodologies and interpretation of descriptive, comparative and classificatory statistics. Topics include sampling, probability, univariate and bivariate analysis. Lecture/Lab Hours: Two one-hour lectures, one two-hour laboratory. Not open to students with credit for MAT/PSY 201, ECO 221 or COM 230. Fulfills GE 1; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    GLY 301 - Mineralogy

    Principles of physical and optical crystallography and crystal chemistry; descriptive mineralogy; identification of minerals using physical, chemical and optical methods. Prerequisite: GLY 261; CHE 227 and 277. GLY 301 and CHE 227/277 may be taken concurrently. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three lecture hours and a three-hour laboratory; required all-day field trip. Fulfills: LASR. (4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    GLY 302 - Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology

    Petrogenesis of igneous and metamorphic rocks; description, classification and interpretation based on hand specimens and thin-section. Prerequisite: GLY 301. Lecture/Lab Hours: Two lecture hours and a three-hour laboratory; required all-day field trip. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    GLY 329 - Special Topics in Geology

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    GLY 359 - Sedimentary Geology

    Geology of sedimentary rocks, sedimentary processes and stratigraphic principles, including sedimentary petrology, depositional processes, facies analyses and stratigraphic relationships at various temporal and spatial scales. Prerequisites: GLY 262 and GLY 301. Lecture/Lab Hours: Required laboratory and field trips. Fulfills: LASR. (4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    GLY 363 - Invertebrate Paleontology

    Important invertebrates in fossil record. Laboratory study of morphology, identification and preparation procedures. Two lectures, one three-hour laboratory, required field trip. Prerequisite: GLY 172 or 262. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    GLY 367 - Geomorphology

    Processes of glaciers, rivers, mass wasting, wind and weathering, and their resulting landforms. Methods of geomorphic analysis and the evolution of landscapes. Prerequisite: GLY 261. Lecture/Lab Hours: Two lectures, one three-hour laboratory, field trips. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    GLY 371 - Meteorology

    Atmospheric processes, weather and climate. Application to weather forecasting, severe weather phenomena, atmospheric pollution and global climate change. Prerequisite: Six credit hours of mathematics or science. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three lectures, one three-hour laboratory. Fulfills: LASR. (4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    GLY 390 - Hydrogeology

    Examination of the source, distribution, movement and disturbance of surface, vadose zone and groundwater in a geologic and environmental context. Prerequisite: GLY 261. Lecture/Lab Hours: Two lectures, one three-hour laboratory, field trips. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    GLY 396 - Aqueous Geochemistry

    Detection, analysis, distribution, significance of chemical elements in soils, rocks, water, organic matter. Prerequisites: GLY 301; CHE 227, 277 and CHE 228, 278. Lecture/Lab Hours: Two one-hour lectures, one three-hour laboratory. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    GLY 397 - Physical Oceanography

    Physical features of the ocean; origin of ocean basins; waves; currents and tides; shoreline processes; ocean sediments; effect on world climates and environmental problems. Prerequisites: Six credit hours of mathematics or science. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three lecture hours per week. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    GLY 400 - Supplemental Field Studies

    Extended field study or field trips designed to complement classroom instruction. May be repeated as subtitle changes. Prerequisite: Consent of department. Grading: H, S, U grades are assigned. (1-3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    GLY 429 - Special Topics in Geology

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    GLY 430 - Field Hydrology

    Methods used in the characterization of the quantity, quality and flow characteristics of surface, vadose zone and groundwater. Field projects with local streams, wetlands and aquifers, and field trips to active research sites in the Catskill and Adirondack region. Prerequisites: GLY 261 and junior status or permission of instructor. (2-3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code M = offered in summer
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    GLY 469 - Structural Geology

    Deformation of rocks and the resulting structures, including stress and strain, faults, folds and rock fabrics. Two lectures, one three-hour laboratory. One required field trip. Prerequisite: GLY 301. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    GLY 471 - Stratigraphy

    Principles of correlation, nomenclature, facies interpretation, classification of sedimentary rock units. Laboratory methods of facies and correlation analysis. Prerequisites: GLY 262 and GLY 302. Lecture/Lab Hours: Two lectures, one three-hour laboratory, required weekend field trip. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    GLY 476 - Geologic Field Methods

    Instruments and methods of basic geologic fieldwork: measurement and description of stratigraphic sections; use of survey instrumentation and GPS; elementary bedrock mapping. Compilation of stratigraphic sections, geologic maps and structure sections. Taught at the Brauer Field Station beginning in late May for three weeks. Prerequisite: GLY 359. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code M = offered in summer
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    GLY 481 - Field Geology

    Intensive study of field methods and techniques; elementary and detailed areal geology mapping. Compilation of stratigraphic sections, geologic maps and structure sections. Offered summers at the Brauer Field Station beginning in late May. Can be taken as a four-week course for four credit hours or as a five-week course for five or six credit hours. Prerequisites: GLY 302, GLY 359, GLY 469, junior standing. Fulfills: LASR. (4-6 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code M = offered in summer
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    GLY 487 - Internship in Applied Geology

    A project-oriented internship with a government agency, industry, or other private or public enterprise, supervised application of geologic skills and knowledge. Prerequisites: Consent of department. (3-12 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    GLY 494 - Geology Laboratory Experience

    Service as assistant in laboratory sections of a geology course. Includes meetings with course instructor, advanced preparation for lab meetings, weekly attendance in the laboratory section while serving as instructional assistant in laboratory activities. May be taken twice for credit. Can not be applied to any state teacher education requirement. Prerequisite: Permission of department. Grading: S, U grades are assigned. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    GLY 497 - Research Experience in Geology

    Independent study and research experience by an individual student on a special topic under the direction of a faculty member. Course is designed to provide students with hands-on experience with a research project in geology. A prospectus for the work is required in advance of registration. May be taken up to four times for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of department. Grading: H, S, U grades are assigned. (1-3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    GLY 498 - Research Investigation in Geology

    Independent original research by an individual student on a special topic under the direction of a faculty member. At the end of the semester, student must present the findings in an oral or written format. A prospectus for the work is required in advance of registration. May be taken up to four times for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of department.  Grading: H, S, U grades are assigned. (1-3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    GLY 499 - Research Thesis in Geology

    Independent original research in the geological sciences, culminating in a substantial research paper to be written under the guidance of a geology faculty member. A prospectus for the thesis is required in advance of registration. Prerequisites: Nine credit hours of geology courses at the 300 level or above and consent of department. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    GLY 529 - Special Topics in Geology

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    GLY 550 - Geology of New York State

    Geologic history of New York State as interpreted from the rock record. Special emphasis on: Paleozoic stratigraphy and depositional environments; metamorphism, magmatism and deformation of the Adirondack and Hudson Highlands; Grenville, Taconic, Acadian, and Alleghanian orogenic events; Pleistocene continental glaciation. One all-day Saturday field trip required. Prerequisite: GLY 261 or equivalent. Lecture/Lab Hours: Seven-and-a-half lecture hours per week; four weeks. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code M = offered in summer
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    GLY 560 - Thermodynamics and Isotopes in Geology

    Application of selected chemical principles (thermodynamics, phase equilibria, light stable isotope systematics, radiometric dating techniques) in the study of geologic problems. Prerequisites: GLY 261; CHE 227, 277 and CHE 228, 278. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    GLY 563 - Advanced Studies in Paleontology

    Examination of paleontological theory through reading scientific papers and study of fossil specimens. Subtitles may include: Mass extinctions, paleoecology biostratigraphy. Prerequisite: GLY 363. Lecture/Lab Hours: One three-hour lecture and/or discussion. May be repeated as subtitle changes. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    GLY 570 - Plate Tectonics

    Examination of the theory of plate tectonics, including critique of refereed scientific papers. Topics include geometry and driving forces of plate motions, and the geological and geophysical implications. Prerequisites: GLY 261 and twelve credit hours of geology, biology, chemistry and/or physics at the 300 level or above. Lecture/Lab Hours: One three-hour lecture/discussion. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    GLY 573 - History of Geology

    Development, evolution of major concepts in geological sciences. Read peer-review scientific articles; class presentation, research paper. Prerequisite: GLY 261. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three lectures per week. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    GLY 576 - Glacial Geology

    Glacial processes, landforms and deposits; Quaternary chronologies and dating methods; analysis and interpretation of glacial sediments and sequences. Emphasis on glaciation of New York State. Prerequisite: GLY 261. Lecture/Lab Hours: One two-hour lecture, one two-hour laboratory, field trips. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    GLY 579 - Climate Change

    The science of climate change. Emphasis on events, environments and climatic forcings over the past two million years. Prerequisites: GLY 261 and 12 cedit hours of natural science (geology, biology, chemistry or physics) at the 300 level or above. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    GLY 581 - Advanced Field Geology

    Field investigations involving detailed geologic mapping and analysis of specific area(s) by an individual or small group; written report. Offered summers at the Brauer Education Center. Prerequisite: GLY 469. (3-8 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code M = offered in summer
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    GLY 595 - Geophysical Methods

    Principles and instrumentation of geophysical methods used to collect and interpret data from the Earth's interior. Prerequisites: GLY 261 and either PHY 105 and PHY 106, or PHY 201 and PHY 202. Lecture/Lab Hours: Two lectures, one three-hour laboratory. Also listed as PHY 595. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally

Science, General

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    SCI 380 - Energy and the Environment

    Study of the sources of energy used to fulfill society's needs: what they are, what they cost, and how they affect the environment. Fulfills: GE 12. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year

Adolescence Education GLY

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    AED 391 - Introduction to Adolescence Education (GLY)

    Students will develop a coherent and comprehensive personal educational philosophy; analyze the role of education and teachers in society; demonstrate an understanding of teacher certification standards and requirements; evaluate teaching, lesson planning and implementation and cooperative skills; and develop a portfolio. The course includes 25 hours of field observation/teaching experience. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester

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    HLH 110 - Personal and Community Health

    An examination of health issues and problems related to individuals and communities. Included is an exploration of wellness/ health promotion; factors that impact health such as culture, heritage and socioeconomic level; chronic and communicable disease, including HIV/AIDS; nutrition, weight management and fitness; safety education, including such areas as fire and arson prevention, child abduction, abusive or dangerous environments and violence prevention/intervention; aging and death; relationships, sexuality, reproduction and birth control; stress management; health care delivery; and alcohol, tobacco and other drugs prevention/intervention.

    Course meets all health-related SED teacher certification requirements for non-elementary education majors other than the child abuse recognition and reporting requirements. Not open to students with credit for HLH 199. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester

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    HLH 111 - International Health and Culture

    The course provides a cross-cultural analysis of the current global health situation through comparison of factors that affect the well-being of peoples of the world, as well as actions that are being taken and can be taken to improve world health. A major focus of the course involves comparing and contrasting health problems and approaches to health improvement in various cultures and countries. Fulfills: GE 3 and GE 6; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    HLH 113 - Peer Health Advocacy: Sex, Drugs and the College Student

    Designed to increase students' knowledge and positive leadership skills with regard to the topic areas of alcohol and other drugs, sexuality and decision-making as applied to the college population. The major focus of the course is on peer health advocacy and the development of leadership skills. Open to all majors, freshmen and sophomores only. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    HLH 120 - Responding to Emergencies

    American Red Cross certification course which fulfills New York State Education Department coaching requirements for first aid, adult CPR and sports injury. (2 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    HLH 129 - Special Topics in Health

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    HLH 163 - The HIV Epidemic

    Overview of the HIV epidemic and examination of factors that perpetuate it. Strategies for intervention and prevention included. Fulfills: GE 11; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    HLH 199 - Critical School Health Issues

    This course examines selected critical health issues of students and the role of schools and teachers in addressing such issues and promoting student health.

    Included in the course is an exploration of student health status; impact of such factors as culture, heritage and socioeconomic level on health and learning; youth risk behaviors; personal health issues related to such areas as nutrition, fitness and emotional health; safety education, including such areas as fire and arson prevention, child abduction, abusive or dangerous environments and violence prevention/intervention; alcohol, tobacco and other drugs prevention/intervention; and skills needed to protect and promote health as related to each of the course content areas.

    Course meets all health-related SED teacher certification requirements for non-elementary education majors other than the child abuse recognition and reporting requirements. Not open to students with credit for HLH 110. (2 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester

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    HLH 201 - Health Problems of the Underserved

    Examination of health problems experienced disproportionately by people lacking access to economic, political and other resources. Fulfills: GE 11; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    HLH 203 - Community Health

    Health problems facing people collectively in contemporary society. Health majors only. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    HLH 210 - Wellness and Health Promotion

    Overview of concept of wellness. Emphasis is on development of a wellness lifestyle with focus on self-responsibility, environmental sensitivity, nutrition, physical fitness and stress management. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester; M = in summer
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    HLH 220 - Safety Education and Emergency Response

    Course combines safety education with background and skills required for American Red Cross "Responding to Emergencies" certification. The safety content relates to safety issues in schools and communities as well as specific concerns related to children and adolescents.

    Included is material on fire and arson prevention, child abduction, abusive or dangerous environments and violence prevention/intervention. Course also fulfills State Education Department coaching requirements (sports injury module) for first aid, adult CPR and sports injury. Not open to students with credit for HLH 120 or HLH 327. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year.

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    HLH 221 - Professional Issues in Health Science

    Designed to assist students in understanding professional issues in the health science field. Career opportunities and skills needed to secure both an internship as well as a professional position in the field will be discussed. Grading: H, S, U grades will be assigned. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    HLH 229 - Special Topics in Health

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    HLH 232 - Nutrition

    Selection of foods, health products, services as basis for healthful living; health, nutritional needs at various ages; research findings, their application. Health majors only. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year.
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    HLH 255 - Consumer Health

    Analysis of consumer health issues and practices, health products and services, quackery and consumer protection. Health majors only. Fulfills: LASR. (2 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    HLH 265 - Health and the Child

    This course will provide the non-health major (and specifically early childhood, childhood education and special education majors) with the basic skills and knowledge necessary to work in the area of health education at the preschool and elementary school level.

    Included in the course is an exploration of student health status; theories, models and approaches relevant to health education; state and national health education standards; effective health education practice; an examination of health content areas and particularly nutrition, fitness, emotional health, safety education (including fire and arson prevention, child abduction, abusive and dangerous environments and violence prevention/intervention), and alcohol, tobacco and other drugs prevention/intervention; and skills needed to protect and promote health as related to each of the course content areas.

    Course meets all health-related SED teacher certification requirements other than the child abuse recognition and reporting requirements. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester

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    HLH 299 - Statistical Concepts and Applications for Health Sciences

    This course is designed to introduce undergraduate health education/science majors to basic descriptive and inferential statistics that are used in health-related research. Principles of quantitative research will be presented and data management and analysis skills will be taught using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS). Not open to students with credit for MAT/PSY 201, ECO 221, COM 230 or GLY 281. Fulfills GE 1; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    HLH 301 - Stress Management

    Concept of stress with emphasis on techniques for managing stress effectively. Nature of stress, its impact on health and well-being. Methods of relaxation, stress reduction explored from personal and programmatic perspective. Experiences in self-assessment of stress areas provided. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    HLH 302 - Human Sexuality Education

    Human sexuality examined from perspective of personal development, human behavior, social issues, health implications. Role of education as related to development of healthy sexuality and specific sexuality issues explored. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    HLH 309 - Child Abuse

    Study of child maltreatment (neglect, physical, sexual and emotional abuse). Identification and reporting of abuse and neglect. Fulfills New York State Education Department child abuse recognition and reporting requirement for persons in teacher certification programs. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    HLH 313 - Mental and Emotional Health

    Mental health of individuals. Factors underlying maximum effective personality development, adjustment. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year.
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    HLH 314 - Mental Health and Counseling

    Mental health of individuals; counseling techniques used to help individuals understand and face health concerns of a physical, emotional, social nature. Health majors only. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year.
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    HLH 323 - Foods and Nutrition

    Basic course: food selection as nutritional basis for healthful living. Nutritional needs at various age levels; recent research findings; application. Not open to students with credit for HLH 232. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    HLH 329 - Special Topics in Health

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    HLH 330 - College Health Promotion

    Designed to develop and embrace program planning, implementation and evaluation skills pertaining to college health issues. Will foster the practical application of health content, theories and models on the college campus. Ideal for students preparing for careers in college or community health. Prerequisite: three credit hours of HLH course work. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    HLH 345 - Parenting Education

    Study of parenting from the perspective of its recent history, current status, the movement toward educating for parenthood and the development of healthy children. The content includes responsible parenthood, maternal and child health, growth and development of children, raising healthy children, parenting skills and educating for parenting. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    HLH 357 - Nutrition and Sport Performance

    Examination of how nutrition impacts exercise and athletic performance through relationship among nutrition, physical activity and health promotion. Analysis of current diet trends and the influence of ergogenic aids. Prerequisites: BIO 301, 302. Also listed as EXS 357. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    HLH 360 - Health Care Administration and Planning

    Analysis of factors affecting delivery of health care; study of administrative and planning procedures. Health majors only. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occassionally
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    HLH 367 - Drug Problems: Intervention and Prevention

    Review of literature on health consequences of consumption of drug substances. Formulation, implementation of comprehensive educational programs designed to reduce drug misuse and abuse. Health majors only. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year.
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    HLH 369 - Dimensions of Human Sexuality

    Survey of the dynamics of human sexuality; identification and examination of basic issues in human sexuality as relating to society as a whole from the perspective of personal development, human behavior, social issues and health implications. Fulfills: GE 11. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    HLH 380 - Introduction to Health Informatics and Communication

    A broad introduction to public health informatics and health communication with a focus on understanding the development and the practical application of these areas in school, community, and public health. Not open to students with credit for COM 450. Prerequisite: CPN 101 or 103, or equivalents. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    HLH 390 - Environmental Health and Ecology

    Public health activities within scope of "environmental health." Health majors only. Prerequisite: Completion of the natural science requirements in the General Education program or consent of the department. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    HLH 391 - Epidemiology and Biostatistics

    Epidemiological method, statistical techniques used in study of etiology, distribution and control of disease. Health majors only. Fulfills GE 1; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    HLH 392 - Environmental Pollutants and Toxicology

    Study of health problems associated with toxic substances in the environment. Classification of contaminants, their behavior in the ecosystem, bioconcentration, risk assessment and management techniques will be covered. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occassionally
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    HLH 393 - Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health

    This survey course is designed to acquaint the student with fundamental principles of occupational safety and health hazard recognition, evaluation and control in the work place. Government regulations including OSHA, NIOSH, PESH and health-related labor-management issues will be discussed. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occassionally
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    HLH 394 - Health-Related Behavior: Formation and Change

    Analysis of factors influencing adoption and maintenance of health-conducive behaviors and reduction in health-threatening behaviors. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year.
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    HLH 400 - Research Experience in Health

    Supervised research experience working with faculty on a research project in a school or community health area. Open only to junior or senior community health, health education or human services majors. Course may be repeated but for no more than a total of six credit hours. Prerequisite: 15 credit hours of health or human services course work and the consent of the department. Grading: H, S, and U grades assigned. (1-3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    HLH 405 - Tutorial in Health

    Study of one or more health-related issues as determined appropriate by the tutor. For junior, senior health majors. (1-3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    HLH 406 - Wellness/Fitness Practicum

    Practical experience for students concentrating in wellness and health promotion. Provides experience in on-campus facilities and programs designed to promote well-being. Prerequisites: HLH 120, 210 and PED 397 or EXS 397. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    HLH 407 - College Health Promotion Practicum

    Practical experience for students concentrating in college health promotion and prevention services. Provides experience with health promotion facilities and programs on a college campus.  Prerequisites: HLH 230 or 330; permission of the department. Grading: H, S, U grades assigned. (4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    HLH 429 - Special Topics in Health

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    HLH 460 - Health Care Policy Issues

    The course emphasizes controversial issues in health care policy formulation and development. It identifies the various participants in health care policy development, their sometimes opposing views, and their role and the government's role in addressing health care policy issues. Prerequisite: HLH 360. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occassionally
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    HLH 461 - Health Care Finance

    An analysis of health-care financing in the U.S. The course investigates payment mechanisms, cost containment efforts, and the trends in third-party payments over time. The course will explore such concepts as risk sharing, cost-shifting, capitation, capital investments, strategic financial planning in a changing health care environment. Prerequisites: HLH 360 and ECO 111 or MGT 254, 255. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occassionally
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    HLH 462 - Organization and Administration of Health Programs

    Organization and administration of health programs in the United States. The roles of federal, state, local and voluntary health organizations including barriers to effective health-care delivery will be examined. Opportunities for skills development will be provided. Not open to students with credit for HLH 360. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    HLH 465 - Legal, Ethical and Policy Issues in Healthcare

    Overview and exploration of legal, ethical and policy issues faced by healthcare administrators. Prerequisites: CPN 101, HLH 203 and HLH 380. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    HLH 492 - Chronic and Communicable Diseases

    Contemporary concepts of causation and control of chronic and communicable disease. Disease patterns analyzed in both individual, community environment. Causative factors, methods of intervention stressed. Health majors only. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    HLH 493 - Community Health Education

    Study of unique function of community health educator in health care delivery system. Techniques used for educational intervention in community health settings stressed. Prerequisite: HLH 203. Health majors only. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    HLH 494 - Assessment and Evaluation of Health Programs

    Techniques for assessing health needs and problems; criteria and procedures for program evaluation. Health majors only. Prerequisite: HLH 203, HLH 391 and HLH 394. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    HLH 495 - Assessment and Evaluation for School Health

    Techniques for school health program and learner assessment and evaluation. Prerequisite: junior-level status, HLH 203; corequisites: EDU 426, 498. Fulfills: LASR (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    HLH 498 - Fieldwork in Healthcare Management

    One sixteen week semester. May involve residence in any part of New York state, the United States or a foreign country at student's expense. Prerequisites: Successful completion of course requirements; cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5; consent of Health Department.  Grading: S, U grades assigned. (12 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    HLH 499 - Fieldwork in Health

    One quarter; may involve residence in any part of New York state, the United States or a foreign country at student's expense. Prerequisites: HLH 203, 221, 380, 390, 391, 462, 492, 493, 494 and nine hours of HLH electives; cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5; consent of department. Grading: H, S, U grades assigned. (8 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester; M = in summer
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    HLH 505 - Health and the Media

    The course provides an overview and examination of the manner in which health-related topics are covered in different media. Major areas of review are the impact of media portrayals on health-related behavior and the use of media in health education/promotion programs. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    HLH 509 - Drug Education for Teachers

    In-depth investigation into all aspects of drug scene for those who will have primary responsibility for drug education. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    HLH 510 - ProSeminar in Health Foundations

    An examination and update of current health content and pedagogical principles and strategies commonly addressed by school and community health education professionals.

    Included are such topics as: safety education, including fire/arson prevention, child abduction, abusive or dangerous environments and violence prevention/intervention; wellness and health promotion; factors that impact health, such as culture and socioeconomic level; chronic and communicable disease; weight management and fitness; aging and death; stress management; health care delivery; alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention/intervention.

    This course meets all health-related SED requirements except for child abuse recognition and reporting and is linked to the topical areas outlined in the National Health Education Standards and the New York State Standards for Health, Physical Education, and Family and Consumer Science. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester

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    HLH 511 - Global Health Problems

    Conditions, problems in major geographical areas. Programs of international organizations. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occassionally
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    HLH 513 - Death, Bereavement and Suicide

    Significance of death, with special emphasis on role of health educator in dealing with problems of death, suicide and bereavement. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occassionally
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    HLH 520 - Wellness Seminar

    Examination of the concept of a wellness lifestyle. Personal and programmatic issues and principles addressed. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occassionally
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    HLH 521 - Obesity in America: Prevention and Intervention

    On overview of the epidemiology and impact of obesity in the United States. Primary and secondary preventions will be explored. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered at occasionally
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    HLH 524 - Nutrition Issues

    A seminar class that examines nutrition and some of the many health issues and questions that surround the topic of nutrition. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occassionally
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    HLH 525 - Humor Education for Teachers

    Exploration of ways to incorporate humor into the classroom. Discussion of history, theory, philosophy and pedagogical principles as related to humor. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = at least once per year
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    HLH 529 - Special Topics in Health

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    HLH 530 - Family Life Education and the Classroom Teacher

    This course is designed to provide the classroom teacher with the basic skills and overall knowledge necessary to teach in the area of family life, character, sexuality and parenting education. An examination of teacher preparation, content, curricula, resources and teaching methodology will form the focus of the course. Will meet the SED requirements for child development, parenting education, sexual abuse prevention and child abduction. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    HLH 535 - The Family in Health and Disease

    This course will examine the role of the family as a determinant of health and illness behavior of its members throughout the life span. The family's role in health promotion, disease prevention, disease detection, treatment and rehabilitation will be studied. Family involvement in and social support for health behavior change programs will also be addressed. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    HLH 542 - Health Implications of Family Violence

    Will examine health issues related to family violence. Etiological factors related to child abuse and neglect, spousal/partner abuse and elderly abuse will be included. Preventive and interventive community health models and violence-related legislation will be examined. Prerequisite/corequisite: Child abuse certification course or consent of instructor. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    HLH 544 - Alternative Medicine

    This is an introductory course in alternative, or complementary, medical systems. Traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurvedic philosophies and practices, and Mayan medicine will be examined. Historical analysis of the homeopathic and naturopathic medical movements will also be included. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    HLH 550 - Women's Health

    Wide range of topics regarding women's health addressed from personal, institutional and sociocultural perspective. Examination of health problems unique to women, review of some of the political aspects of women's health care, assessment of research needed in the area of women's health included. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    HLH 555 - Health and Aging

    Examination of the aging process with focus on important health issues, problems, concerns. Areas addressed include nutrition, fitness, emotional health, sexuality and health policy. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    HLH 557 - Seminar in Health Sciences

    Studies in depth in specific areas with varied resource people. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    HLH 560 - Health and Public Policy

    Political aspects of health care delivery in United States; examination of forces affecting development of health policy at various governmental levels. Prerequisite: Course in community health or in American government/politics. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occassionally
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    HLH 565 - Elementary School Health

    Daily observation of pupils, unit development: coordination, integration of teaching and administrative aspects of school health. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    HLH 573 - Safety Problems and Programs

    Study of accidents, causes and means of prevention. Includes planning for numerous safety programs (home, school, occupational, recreation) with educational, administrative, legal considerations. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    HLH 590 - Public Health and the Environment

    Explores public health impact of environmental hazards and current issues related to the environment. Important concepts in environmental epidemiology will be presented. Morbidity and mortality associated with environmental pollution will be discussed, using the public health model. Not open to students with credit for HLH 390. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occassionally
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    HLH 592 - Current Issues in Community Health

    The course is designed to give students an overview of community health issues and practices. Students will explore current health issues, their implications for health promotion and health education practice, and potential resolutions. Current health education and health promotion planning philosophies, models and practices will be discussed. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year; M = offered in summer.
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    HLH 593 - Methods and Practices in Community Health Education

    The first course in the community health education methods sequence. In depth coverage of the design of community health education programs, including the use of models and theories in community health education planning, the selection of appropriate community health methods and strategies, and work-plan development. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    HLH 598 - Applied Epidemiology

    Designed to provide students with an understanding of the principles of epidemiology and statistical techniques used in the study of etiology, distribution and control of disease. Students will acquire practical knowledge and skills in the fields of epidemiology and statistics necessary for assessing individual and community health needs and planning, implementing and evaluating community health education programs. Graduate student status. Not open to students with credit for HLH 391. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    HLH 599 - Public Health Statistics

    Application of statistical methods to public health and health education problems; in-depth review of significant types of public health data, including demographic, mortality, morbidity analysis. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester

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    EDU 326 - Methods and Materials of Health Education: Level I

    A study of the history and philosophy of health education will be conducted along with an examination of the current trends and movements in health and in education. Theories and principles underlying the practice of health education will be examined along with in-depth examination of national and state health education curricula. Health education majors only. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    EDU 426 - Methods and Materials of Health Education: Level II

    The course is designed to provide the preservice school health educator with the basic skills necessary to work in the area of school health education. An examination of school health content, curricula, resources and teaching methodology will form the focus of the course. Health education majors only.  Corequisites: EDU 498, HLH 495, SPE 275. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    EDU 497 - Field Experience in Health Education

    Seminar-based course to prepare the health education student for the student teaching experience. Fifty hours of observation/ assists in school health education classes included. Required of health education students. Prerequisite: Junior-level status or permission of department. Grading: S, U grades assigned. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    EDU 498 - Health Education Seminar

    A seminar-based course to prepare the health education student for the student teaching experience. Fifty hours of observation/assists and lesson planning in health education. An overall grade point average of 2.5 is required. Prerequisite: Junior-level status and permission of the department. Corequisites:  EDU 426, HLH 495, SPE 275. Grading: S, U grades assigned. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year.
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    EDU 499 - Student Teaching in Health Education

    Full semester of student teaching in health education. Each student is placed in one experience at the elementary level (K-6) and one at the secondary level. Supervised by College faculty and required of health education students. Prerequisites: Completion of all health, psychology and education course work, overall 2.5 grade point average, 2.5 major grade point average, 2.75 professional course grade point average, and permission of department. S, U grades assigned. (14 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    EDU 575 - Teaching Health Education

    The goal of this course is to prepare the advanced preservice school health educator with the competencies to teach school health education. An examination of school health content, state and national curricula and standards, teaching resources and pedagogy will form the focus of the course. School health observations included. Health majors only. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year

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    AED 300 - Teaching Secondary Social Studies

    Examination of social studies teaching on the secondary level. Includes pre-student teaching field experience of 35 hours. Open only to junior SST majors meeting all departmental requirements. Prerequisite: AED 315. Corequisite: SPE 275. HIS 399 is also a corequisite for SST-HIS majors only. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    AED 301 - Pre-Practice Teaching Seminar

    Integrated study of: a) introduction to methods of teaching secondary social studies; b) introduction to contemporary issues in the teaching of secondary social studies; c) preparation for specific practice teaching assignment; d) 40-hours of field experience. Open only to senior SST majors meeting all departmental requirements. Prerequisites: AED 300 and 391. Grading: H, S, U grades are assigned. Fulfills: PRES. (6 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    AED 315 - Foundations of Secondary Social Studies

    Introduces the teaching of secondary social studies within state and national frameworks, including: 1) expectations and concerns for educators, with attention to the contexts and impacts of public education; and 2) strategies specific to the social studies, to foster students' content understanding, social studies skills, and preparation for civic life. Includes a community action project and 25 hours of pre-student teaching field work in area schools. Corequisite: AED 310. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F - offered in fall
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    AED 400 - Student Teaching I: Adolescence Education Social Studies

    Full-time supervised adolescence education: social studies teaching experience in the public schools for eight weeks. This experience will be one of two school placements, at either the middle school/junior or high school level; the second experience must be at the other level.  Prerequisites: AED 300, 301 and391. Corequisites: AED 401 and 402 must be taken in the same semester. Open only to senior SST majors meeting all departmental requirements. Grading: S, U grades are assigned. (6 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    AED 401 - Student Teaching II: Adolescence Education Social Studies

    Full-time supervised adolescence education: social studies teaching experience in the public schools for seven weeks. This experience will be one of two school placements, at either the middle school/junior high or high school level; the second experience must be at the other level.  Prerequisites: AED 300, 301 and 391. Corequisites: AED 400 and 402 must be taken in the same semester. Open only to senior SST majors meeting all department requirements.  Grading: S, U grades are assigned. (6 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    AED 402 - Student Teaching Seminar

    Problem approach drawing upon experience of students during practice teaching. Designed to focus on contemporary educational issues, beginning the job search and application process, teaching and learning at the middle and high school level, and exploring the history and philosophy of teaching.  Prerequisites: AED 300, 301 and 391. Corequisites: AED 400 and 401 must be taken in the same semester. Open only to senior SST majors meeting all departmental requirements. Grading: S, U grades are assigned. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring

History

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    HIS 100 - The World to 1500

    Explores the history of humankind from emergence of Homo sapiens and earliest forms of societies to 16th century. Emphasis on the broad lines of development and interaction among world societies. Examines the connections between individuals and groups across geographic and national boundaries. Fulfills: GE 6 and GE 7; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    HIS 101 - The World Since 1500

    Explores expanding connections between peoples, cultures and political communities in the world from 16th century to present. Focuses on rise and development of new economic systems, political institutions, cultures and ideologies, and interactions of people across geographic and national boundaries. Seeks to understand globalization and tensions between local and global events. Fulfills: GE 6, GE 7; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    HIS 110 - Western Civilization to 1500

    Origins and development of Western civilization from ancient Greece to 1500. Important themes across civilizations include social structure, the body politic, technology, gender roles and family, war, religion, and cultural expressions. Fulfills: GE 5 and GE 7; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    HIS 111 - Western Civilization since 1500

    Major political, social, economic, religious and intellectual developments in Europe and European-settled regions from 1500 to present, with attention to connections to the non-western world and to growing global inequalities. Fulfills: GE 5 and GE 7; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    HIS 129 - Special Topics in History

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    HIS 200 - The United States to 1877

    Explores the history of peoples and institutions from the Native American world before 1500 through the events of the Civil War and Reconstruction; analyzes the interplay and influences of different historical actors, social groups, cultural and intellectual trends, economic developments, and political structures; and examines America's expanding connections and changing relationship in the Atlantic World and beyond. Fulfills: GE 4; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    HIS 201 - The United States Since 1877

    Survey of American history from Reconstruction to the present, with emphasis on major events impacting social groups, individuals, and public and private institutions. Particular attention paid to continuity and change within and among social groupings and institutions, and the factors (social, economic, political, cultural, global) shaping their interactions and development. Fulfills: GE 4; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    HIS 229 - Special Topics in History

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    HIS 280 - Introduction to Public History

    Introduction to the methods and theories of public history with a focus on the particularities of communicating history to a broader public audience outside the traditional classroom, whether through museums, archives, historic preservation, heritage tourism, media, oral history or cultural resource management. Prerequisite: HIS 100 or 101 or 110 or 111 or 200 or 201. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    HIS 290 - Historical Methods

    Introduction to historical profession and processes of historical research, interpretation and writing. Prerequisite: HIS 100 or 101 or 110 or 111 or 200 or 201. Must be a sophomore-level history or adolescence education: social studies and history major. Fulfills: LASR; PRES. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    HIS 300 - Colonial America, 1450-1750

    Critical study of the American colonial era. Main themes emerge from historiographical focus on colonization, European-Indian interaction, race and gender issues, and relations with the Atlantic world. Prerequisite: HIS 200 or 201. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    HIS 302 - Revolutionary America, 1750-1789

    Critical examination of the origins and consequences of the Revolution with emphasis on the historiography concerning social and political changes that accompanied independence. Prerequisite: HIS 200 or 201. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    HIS 303 - The American Republic, 1789-1840

    Critical examination of the development of the Early Republic through Jacksonian America. Focus on the historiographical treatment of democratic culture, transformations in the home and marketplace, and territorial expansion. Prerequisite: HIS 200 or 201. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    HIS 304 - The American Republic: 1840-1877

    Critical examination of United States development, 1840-1877 with special attention to historiographical debates over Manifest Destiny, sectional development and conflict, Civil War and Reconstruction. Prerequisite: HIS 200 or 201. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years

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    HIS 306 - The United States: 1877-1920

    Critical examination of United States development, 1877-1920. Focus on the historiographical treatment of the period including the themes of industrialization, urbanization, immigration, reform and war. Prerequisite: HIS 200 or 201. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    HIS 307 - The United States 1920-Present

    Critical examination of United States development, 1920-present. Main themes emerge from historiographical debates surrounding the twenties, Depression era, World War II, Cold War era and New World Order. Prerequisite: HIS 200 or 201. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    HIS 308 - Raquette Lake Field Experience

    Analysis and historical interpretation of Camp Huntington and the surrounding Adirondack Park. Discussion of public history and other career paths. Grading: S, U grades assigned. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    HIS 309 - New York State

    Critical examination of New York State society and politics, with emphasis on historiographical treatment of ethnic interaction, conflict and accommodation from 1600 to 1900. Prerequisite: HIS 200 or 201. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    HIS 310 - American Intellectual and Cultural History to 1865

    Critical examination of the history of American thought and culture from Puritan settlement to the era of the American Civil War, with attention to historiographical questions. Prerequisite: HIS 200 or 201. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    HIS 311 - American intellectual and Cultural History Since 1865

    Critical examination of the history of American thought and culture from the American Civil War to the present, with attention to historiographical questions. Prerequisite: HIS 200 or 201. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    HIS 312 - African-American History to 1865

    Advanced course on the history of African Americans from the 18th century to 1865 with a focus on historiographical issues relating to slavery, African-American culture, the industrial revolution, abolition and the larger narrative of American history. Prerequisite: HIS 200 or 201 or AAS 100. Also listed as AAS 312. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    HIS 313 - African-American History Since 1865

    Advanced course on the history of African Americans from 1865 to recent times with a focus on historiographical issues relating to reconstruction and freedom, race and industrialization, migration and Jim Crow, protest traditions, black politics, African-American culture, the Civil Rights movement, and the relationship between class and race in the American tradition.  Prerequisite: HIS 200 or 201 or AAS 100. Also listed as AAS 313. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    HIS 314 - Native-American History

    Critical examination of Native-American history from pre-Columbian societies to the present, with a focus on analysis of historiographical questions framing diversity of indigenous cultures, the changing place of native peoples in American life and contemporary issues. Prerequisites: HIS 200 or 201 or equivalent. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    HIS 315 - History of the American West

    Advanced course on conquest and settlement of the American West, with a focus on critical inquiry into historiographical questions framing the trans-Mississippi west. Prerequisite: HIS 200 or 201. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally

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    HIS 317 - Women in the United States

    Critical examination of the history of women in United States with a focus on the historiographical issues and debates from the colonial period to present, including historians' understanding of gender as an analytical tool. Prerequisite: HIS 200 or 201. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    HIS 318 - The History of Women in Modern Europe

    Critical examination of European women's history since the early 18th century. Special topics consider scholarship and historiographical debates in the field that focus on changes in marriage and family life, the Enlightenment's contradictory legacy, women and the French Revolution, industrialism and domesticity, war and feminism, and the impact of modernization. Prerequisite: HIS 100, 101, 110, 111, or 150. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    HIS 321 - Africa, Human Origins to 1800

    Critical examination of African History from earliest times to 1800. Main themes emerge from historiographical emphases on origins, grouping of peoples of Africa, evolution of political, social and economic institutions, global connections through trans-Siberian and Indian Ocean trades, spread of Islam, slavery and growth of states and empires. Prerequisite: HIS 100, 101, 110, 111, 150, AAS 100, IST 200 or 210. Also listed as AAS 321. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    HIS 322 - Modern Africa, 1800-Present

    Critical examination of African History since 1800. Main themes emerge from historiographical emphases on indigenous African and European influences, imperialism, colonial rule, independence, apartheid, problems of independent Africa. Prerequisite: HIS 100, 101, 110, 111, 150, AAS 100, IST 200, or 210. Also listed as AAS 322. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at once every two years
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    HIS 324 - Gender, Race, and Class in Latin American History

    Critical examination of gender, race and class issues in the development of Latin American societies (1820-2000) and exploration of historical events through the lens of race, class and gender. Prerequisite: HIS 100 or 101 or 110 or 111 or IST 200 or 210. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    HIS 325 - Colonial Latin America

    Critical examination of historical trends that shape Latin America's colonial development. Analyzes various historiographical approaches to colonialism.  Prerequisite: HIS 100, 101, 110, 111, 200, 201, AAS 100, IST 200 or 210. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    HIS 326 - Modern Latin America

    Critical examination of historical trends that shape Latin America's development during post-Independence period. Analyzes various historiographical approaches to historical trends.  Prerequisite: HIS 100, 101, 110, 111, 200, 201, AAS 100, IST 200 or 210. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year

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    HIS 327 - Latin American Revolutions in the 20th Century

    Explores major themes in 20th century Latin American history: revolutions, revolutionary movements, reactions. Addresses historical and global factors shaping these developments. Analyzes key case studies, including Mexico and Cuba. Prerequisite: HIS 100 or 101 or 110 or 111 or 200 or 201; or AAS 100; or IST 200 or 210. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered ocassionally
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    HIS 328 - Global History of the Spanish Civil War

    Examination of the transnational development of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) and its international consequences in three separate regions. Prerequisite: HIS 100 or 101 or 110 or 111 or IST 200 or 201. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    HIS 329 - Special Topics in History

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    HIS 333 - Russia, 850-1894

    Critical examination of Russian history from the earliest times to the late imperial era. Special attention paid to historiographical debates relating to the origins of Russia, the legacy of the Mongol period, the rise of Muscovy, westernization and reform, the emergence of a revolutionary movement, and social and moral protest in Russian literature. Prerequisite: HIS 100, 101, 110 or 111. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    HIS 334 - Russia Since 1894

    Critical examination of revolutionary, Soviet and post-Soviet Russian history. Special attention paid to historiographical debates on causes of the Russian Revolution, the lasting impact of the Civil War, the distinctiveness of Soviet socialism, the legacy of World War II, and the gradual decline and collapse of the USSR. Prerequisite: HIS 100, 101, 110 or 111. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    HIS 341 - Gender and Power in Medieval Europe

    Advanced analysis of medieval biological views of physical sex difference, marriage and the family, ecclesiastical life and monasticism, politics and court culture, social ties and kinship. Prerequisite: HIS 100 or 110. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    HIS 342 - Ancient Greece

    A critical examination of the history and historiography of Greece from the Bronze Age to Alexander the Great. Prerequisite: HIS 100, 101, 110 or 111. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    HIS 343 - Roman History

    An advanced course on the history of Rome to establishment of Christian Empire, emphasizing historiographical debates about constitutional developments of republic and early empire, change to autocracy. Prerequisite: HIS 100, 101, 110 or 111. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally

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    HIS 344 - Medieval Europe: 300-1050

    Critical examination of the shift from the late Ancient world to the Middle Ages. Main focus on scholarly debates on the social structure and political transformation of the Roman Empire, Christian Church, monasticism, Byzantine Empire, nascent medieval kingdoms of the West to the 11th century. Prerequisite: HIS 100, 101, 110 or 111. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    HIS 345 - Medieval Europe: 1050-1300

    Critical examination of medieval civilization in 11th-13th centuries. Focus on historiography relating to political culture, the rise of the philosophy of the individual, intellectualism, and the beginning of the early modern period in the 14th century in the West. Major themes include politics, religious beliefs and saints, art architecture, social ties and kinship and power. Prerequisite: HIS 100, 101, 110 or 111. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    HIS 346 - Renaissance and Reformation

    A critical examination of the history and historiography of European civilization from the Renaissance to 1648. Prerequisite: HIS 100, 101, 110 or 111. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally

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    HIS 347 - Modern Europe: The French Revolution to World War I

    Major political, social, intellectual forces: 1789 to World War I. Prerequisite: HIS 100, 101, 110, 111 or 150. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    HIS 348 - Europe Since 1914

    A critical examination of the history of Europe from World War I to the present. Compare historiographical interpretations of democratic, fascist and communist regimes and their responses to cultural modernity, ethnic difference, and the socio-economic and ecological disruptions of industrial economies. Explore the implications of decolonization, immigration and consumer society for postwar Europe. Prerequisite: HIS 100, 101, 110, 111, IST 200 or 210. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years

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    HIS 349 - Central Europe 1789-1918

    A critical examination of historical change in central and eastern Europe from the age of enlightened absolutism through World War I. Exploration of the theoretical and historiographical debates over the meaning of liberalism, socialism and nationalism for ethnic relations within multinational empires and emerging nation-states. Special attention given to the implications for Jewish communities. Prerequisite: HIS 100, 101, 110 or 111. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    HIS 351 - History and Film

    Use of films as historical sources and/or statements of historical work. May be repeated with different subtitle: 20th Century England, 20th Century France, 20th Century Germany, The U.S. in the Thirties, The Medieval World Reconstructed, Russian History and Film. Prerequisite: HIS 100, 101, 110, 111, 150, 200 or 201. Also listed as CIN 251. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    HIS 361 - Jews in the Ancient World

    Intellectual and political history of the Jewish people to the compilation of the Talmud in the third century. Prerequisite: HIS 100, 101, 110, 111, 150 or JST 140. Also listed as JST 361. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    HIS 370 - Eurasia: West-East Perspectives, 800-1500

    Advanced study of historical and cultural notions of a "West" (Europe) and "East" (Asia), and their interaction from the 9th through the 15th centuries. Special topics include: the world of the early Slavs through Arab eyes, the Crusades in an Islamic context, Christian encounters with Asia.  Prerequisite: HIS 100 or HIS 101 or HIS 110 or HIS 111. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    HIS 381 - The World of the Silk Road, 800-1500

    Advanced study of the interaction of peoples and societies along the Silk Road in Central Asia from 800-1500. Special topics include: Patterns of commerce, formation of ethnic identity, development of Islamic civilization, forms of statehood. Prerequisite: Either HIS 100, 101, 110 or 111. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    HIS 383 - Chinese Civilization

    Critical examination of Chinese history from the earliest times to the 20th century. Main focus on historiographical themes relating to political and economic developments, changing social structure and social relations, cultural and intellectual traditions, and interactions with other areas of the world. Prerequisite: HIS 100, 101, 110, 111, AST 200, IST 200 or 210. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    HIS 384 - Modern China

    Analytical study of Chinese history since 1800 in a global context. Main focus on historiographical themes of Western imperialism, rise of nationalism and communism, interplay between politics, society and ideas in shaping reforms and revolutions, and China's changing position in the modern world. Prerequisite: HIS 100, 101, 110, 111, AST 200, IST 200 or 210. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    HIS 385 - History of Japan

    Critical examination of Japanese history from the earliest times to the present. Main focus on historiographical themes of political and economic developments, changing social conditions, cultural and religious traditions, and interactions with other areas of the world. Prerequisite: HIS 100, 101, 110, 111, AST 200, IST 200 or 210. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    HIS 386 - Modern East Asia

    Analytical study of East and Southeast Asia since 1800 in global context. Main focus on historiographical themes of colonialism and nationalism; military clashes and economic conflicts; rapid developments and resulting social tensions; the persistence of diverse cultural traditions; and the experience of the United States in East Asia. Prerequisite: HIS 100, 101, 110, 111, AST 200, IST 200 or 210. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    HIS 398 - Internship in Public History

    A project-oriented internship with a public history institution (such as a museum, a state park, or a digital history creator), a community organization, a government agency or a campus office. Supervised application of historical methods, public history skills or digital history tools to help partner institutions tell their histories. Prerequisites: HIS 280 and 290 or consent of department. (0.5-15 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    HIS 399 - Teaching and Learning of History

    Examination of the scholarship of teaching and learning of history and its application in the classroom. Prerequisite: Permission of department. (2 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    HIS 402 - History of Latin American-U.S. Relations

    Critical analysis of historical developments and how they have shaped current issues in the relations between the United States and the diverse countries of Latin America. Emphases include: changing and competing historiographical approaches; and extra-official channels of relations, including grassroots connections, migrations and cultural ideas and interactions. Prerequisite: HIS 100, 101, 110, 111, 200 or 201. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally

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    HIS 415 - History of American Education

    Analytical study of the formal and informal ways and means that Americans pursued knowledge from the colonial period through the 20th century with a focus on historiographical debates and methodology. Prerequisite: HIS 200 or 201. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    HIS 416 - History of Children and Youth in America

    Advanced analysis of the history of children and youth in America from 1500 to the present. Prerequisite: HIS 200 or 201. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at at least once every two years
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    HIS 419 - U.S. Radicalism

    History of U.S. radical movements and ideas in the 20th century. Discussion of social conditions; each movement’s internal dynamics with a focus on class, race and gender dynamics; each movement’s impact, the relationship between radicalism and reform; and each movement’s ideas about and relation to the state. Prerequisite: HIS 200 or HIS 201. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    HIS 420 - U.S. Labor and Film

    Critical examination of films as historical sources and/or statements of historical work in order to examine major historiographic themes in U.S. Labor history. Prerequisite: HIS 200 or HIS 201. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code W = offered in winter
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    HIS 421 - U.S. Labor and Working-Class History

    Critical examination of the history of U.S. workers from the period of the American Revolution to the present. Focus will be on historiographical developments and debates relating to major social, economic, political and cultural changes in working class life in this period and on the ways in which workers created and responded to these changes. Prerequisite: HIS 200 or 201. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    HIS 422 - History of U.S. Latinos

    Critical examination of the major themes in U.S. Latino experiences, exploring the diversity among and within Latino groups and the intersections between Latino histories and domestic and foreign policy developments. Emphasizes the transnational dimensions of these histories and the implications for historiography and for popular understandings of the topics. Prerequisite: HIS 200 or 201. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    HIS 428 - The Civil Rights Movement in America

    Critical examination of the Civil Rights Movement in America. Focus will be on historiographical developments and debates relating to the development of the movement; organizing strategies and leadership styles; and regional, gender and class experiences. Prerequisite: HIS 200, 201, AAS 100 or permission of instructor. Also listed as AAS 428. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally

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    HIS 429 - Special Topics in History

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    HIS 430 - The Vietnam War

    Analysis of background of American involvement in Vietnam; examination of tactics and strategy employed in the war; impact of the war on American society. Prerequisite: HIS 200, 201. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    HIS 431 - South Africa

    Critical examination of southern African history. Main themes emerge from historiographical emphases on the background to apartheid and its regional effects on neighboring countries. Prerequisite: HIS 100, 101, 110, 111, AAS 100, IST 200 or 210. Also listed as AAS 390. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    HIS 432 - World Environmental History

    Critical examination of environmental change from the 1500s to the present, with special attention to the socio-ecological consequences of western imperialism and economic expansion. Consideration of the historiographical implications of environmental history, which explores how ecological factors shape human events, how social groups use the land with varying effects, and how attitudes toward nature compare across cultures. Prerequisite: HIS 100, 101, 110 or 111. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years

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    HIS 433 - Slavery in World History

    Advanced comparative analysis of systems of unfree and forced labor. Examines Atlantic World, Africa and Indian Ocean World from early times to emancipation and beyond in the early 20th century. Prerequisite: HIS 100 or 101 or 110 or 111 or 200 or 201. Also listed as AAS 433 (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at at least once every two years
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    HIS 440 - Britain to 1688

    Advanced study of cultural, social, political and economic development in the British Isles from Roman times to the Glorious Revolution, with special emphasis on the historiography of constitutional issues and changes. Prerequisite: HIS 100, 101 or 110, 111. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally

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    HIS 441 - Britain since 1688

    Political development, economic trends, social issues and cultural factors will be emphasized in a critical examination of modern Britain beginning at the Glorious Revolution. Historiographical approaches to Anglo-Irish relations, gender and social history also will be explored. Prerequisite: HIS 100, 101, 110 or 111. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    HIS 442 - Tudor-Stuart England, 1485-1714

    Political, social and economic developments under the Tudors followed by the dissolution of royal government under the Stuarts culminating in the first modern political revolution. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    HIS 444 - France, 1715-1799: The Old Regime and French Revolution

     

    Advanced history of politics, society and culture in the Old Regime and during the French Revolution. Discussion of the historiographical debates over the origins, phases and consequences of the French Revolution. Prerequisite: HIS 100, 101, 110 or 111. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally

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    HIS 445 - France 1800-1945

    Critical examination of political, social, cultural, economic life of France from Napoleon through World War II. Historiographical focus on modernization and its associated tensions. Prerequisite: HIS 100, 101, 110 or 111. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally

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    HIS 447 - Germany since 1815

    Critical examination of German history from 1815 to present, with historiographical discussion of the continuities and discontinuities of certain themes across different political regimes, including gender, race, transnational encounters, imperialism, migration, socialism, German-Jewish relations and consumer cultures. Prerequisite: HIS 100, 101, 110 or 111. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    HIS 448 - Rise and Fall of Nazi Germany

    Critical examination of the factors leading to rise and collapse of Nazi rule. Discussion of the historiographical debates within social and cultural history, such as the regime's relationship with the working class, the importance of racial ideology, and the attitudes of "ordinary Germans" toward the Nazi movement.

      Prerequisites: HIS 100, 101, 110 or 111. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally

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    HIS 452 - War and Diplomacy: World War I

    Origins, political, social and economic impact of World War I. Stress on diplomatic background, military and diplomatic events. Prerequisite: HIS 100, 101, 110, 111 or 150. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    HIS 453 - War and Diplomacy: World War II

    Origins, political, social and economic impact of World War II. Emphasis on diplomatic background, military and diplomatic events. Prerequisite: HIS 100, 101, 110, 111 or 150. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    HIS 460 - The Holocaust

    Historical analysis of the extermination of European Jews and millions of other European civilians during World War II. Discussion of historiographical debates about Nazi ideology, the machinery of destruction, collaboration inside and outside Germany, and the responses of victims and bystanders. Prerequisite: HIS 100, 101, 110, 111, JST 140, IST 200 or 210. Also listed as JST 460. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years

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    HIS 461 - Modern Israel and the Arab-Israeli Conflict

    History of Zionism (Jewish nationalism) and modern Israel from the 1860s to the present. Focus on the history of Zionism and the growth of a Jewish state in Palestine; and on the history of Arab-Israeli conflict. Prerequisite: HIS 100, 101, 110, 111, 150, IST 200, 210 or JST 140. Also listed as JST 461. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    HIS 465 - The Soviet Union, 1917-1953

    Critical inquiry into the development of the Russian Revolution under the Stalinist regime. Focus will be on historiographical debates on the building of the socialist economy, the emergence and articulation of Stalinist ideology, the function and lasting significance of the Terror and the Gulag, the workings of Stalinist society from the people's perspective, and the meaning of the Revolution in artistic life. Prerequisite: HIS 100, 101, 110 or 111. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    HIS 490 - Seminar

    Individual historical research requiring the analysis of historical documents, the conceptualization of an original historical argument and the situating of research findings within the recent historiography on the chosen topic. Prerequisite: HIS 290. Fulfills: LASR; PRES. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    HIS 491 - Readings in History

    Individual study in selected areas of history. S, U grades assigned. Prerequisite: Consent of department. Fulfills: LASR. (1-3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    HIS 492 - Senior Tutorial

    Guided reading for approved honors candidates in history in senior year. Normally followed by HIS 493. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    HIS 499 - Research Experience in History

    Supervised research experience in history linked to a faculty research project. Grading: S, U grades. (0.5-3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    HIS 509 - Issues in New York State History

    New York State history examined through themes of ethnicity, class and political development using historiography provided by a range of readings and discussion. Senior status for undergraduate history, adolescence education: social studies and childhood education majors; M.A. in history, M.S.Ed. in adolescence education: social studies and M.S.Ed. in childhood education. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    HIS 523 - History of the American West

    History of the American West from approximately 1550-1900. Discovery, conquest and settlement by the Spanish, French, Americans and Native Americans in the development of the American West. Open only to students enrolled in M.A. in history, M.S.Ed. in adolescence education: social studies programs.   (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    HIS 524 - Issues in 19th Century U.S. History

    Historical study of major issues in 19th century American history with special attention to teaching materials and approaches. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    HIS 525 - Issues in the U.S. Civil War

    Issues in the history of the American Civil War from approximately 1844-1865. Open only to students enrolled in M.A. in history, M.S.Ed. in adolescence education: social studies programs. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    HIS 528 - Issues in the U.S. Civil Rights Movement

    Origins, ideologies, activities, results and historiographical interpretations of movement to obtain civil and political rights for African Americans, 1945-1975. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    HIS 529 - Special Topics in History

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    HIS 530 - Issues in African-American History

    Major historical arguments and historiographical issues in African American history from African origins to the present: origins and nature of slavery, rise of Jim Crow South, urban ghetto formation, civil rights movement. Special attention to teaching materials and methods. Prerequisites: 12 credit hours of undergraduate or graduate work in American history or permission of instructor. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    HIS 531 - Issues in African History

    Historical and historiographical survey of peoples of Africa — human origins, population movements, spread of Islam, slave trade, colonialism, independence and underdevelopment. Special attention to teaching methods and materials. Prerequisites: At least 12 credit hours of course work in social studies on the graduate or undergraduate level. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    HIS 532 - Issues in European History Since 1500

    Historical and historiographical study of major themes in Europe since 1500. Special attention given to teaching materials and methods. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    HIS 533 - Issues in Asian History

    Historical and historiographical study of selected countries of Asia. Main themes include diversity in the past and present; continuity and change in Asian civilizations; Asia in world history; colonialism and nationalism; economic, political and social developments; and modernization and Asian identity. Special attention given to teaching materials and methods. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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Human Service Studies 2+2 Capping Program

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Human Service Studies

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    HUS 430 - Social Welfare Institutions

    Sociological study of process of institutionalization of welfare. Focus is on American society with some comparative analysis with other industrialized societies. Prerequisite: SOC 100 or 150 or ANT 102. Also listed as SOC 430. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    HUS 470 - Sociology of the Family

    Comparative perspective of the family as a social institution, focusing on analysis or historical and cross-cultural variations with American society, with some comparative analysis of other societies. Topics covered include demographic changes, changes in family functions, relationship of the family to other social institutions, contemporary family issues and problems.  Prerequisite: SOC 100 or 150 or ANT 102. Also listed as SOC 470. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    HUS 490 - Senior Seminar in Human Services

    In-depth study of major theoretical, empirical, policy, political and/or philosophical topics in human services. Specific topics will vary. Open to human service majors with senior status. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    HUS 491 - Human Services Culminating Project

    A culminating and integrating experience for students in the human services program. Students design and conduct an approved human services project. Students must be in the last semester of the program Prerequisite: HLH 203 and MGT 385 and HUS 470 and HUS 490. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year

Individualized Degree Program

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Interdisciplinary Studies Courses

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Interdisciplinary Studies

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    EST 548 - The Adirondack Classroom

    This course is designed for educators to use the Adirondacks as a classroom and to bring the Adirondacks to their classroom. The participants study the cultural and natural history of the Adirondacks while creating integrated project-based teaching and learning materials. Course is taught at SUNY Cortland's Outdoor Education Center at Raquette Lake. Also listed as EDU 548. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    INT 201 - Adirondack Studies

    Experiential activities, lectures and discussions that provide students with an introduction to the physical, cultural, environmental and aesthetic aspects of the Adirondack region of New York state. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    INT 210 - The Theory and Practice of Tutoring

    An introduction to tutoring at the college level. Topics include strategies for tutoring one-on-one and in groups, problem solving and instructional techniques, learning theory, learning styles, disabilities, cultural diversity and the ethics of tutoring. (2 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    INT 290 - Honors Sophomore Colloquium

    Survey of approaches to scholarship across the academy. Topics include what constitutes scholarship in different fields, development of research interests and ideas, and funding opportunities for undergraduate and post-graduate research. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    INT 300 - Interdisciplinary Studies: The Artist in Modern Society

    Students will explore the foundations of western modern artistic expression from the Age of Enlightenment to the 20th century. Works studied may include poetry, fiction, drama, music and art of the Romantic and Modern periods. Fulfills: GE 8. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    INT 301 - Modern Western Thought

    Analysis of transformation of ideas: focus on relationship between humans and nature, and the evolution of human society in the 19th century and early 20th century in the West. Major attention given to the influence of Darwin, Marx and Freud and to implications of their work for the central values Western society always has claimed for itself, such as individual freedom, equality, reason and progress. Fulfills: GE 5; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    INT 360 - Honors Seminar I

    A topics course that introduces honors students to specific aspects of community, academics and creative life relevant to the Cortland Honors Program. Topics may include: the lives of scientists; political/economic/social underpinnings of current events; contemporary art; cultural diversity; education policy; health reform. May be repeated for a maximum of two credit hours. Open only to honors students. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    INT 370 - Honors Seminar II

    A topics course with a focus on different ways in which people see themselves and interact with the world. May be repeated for a maximum of two credit hours. Open only to honors students. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B= offered at least once per year
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    INT 380 - Honors Seminar III

    A topics course with a focus on global issues. Using perspectives from a variety of academic disciplines, students will examine a contemporary issue with global implications. May be repeated for a maximum of two credit hours. Open only to honors students. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B= offered at least once per year
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    INT 390 - Honors Junior Colloquium

    Focus on literature review and preparation of thesis questions. Prerequisite: INT 290; open only to honors students. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B= offered at least once per year
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    INT 490 - Honors Senior Colloquium

    Continuation of INT 390. Focus on research and writing processes essential to completing an honors thesis. Open only to honors students. Prerequisite: INT 390 (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B= offered at least once per year
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    INT 499 - Honors Program Thesis

    The honors thesis is a capstone project for students completing the Honors Program requirements. It is a senior-level, faculty-mentored research project or creative work. Prerequisite: INT 390. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year

Interdisciplinary/Field Studies

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    CPV 400 - Cooperative Education

    Elective work experience in public, private and/or governmental agencies. Experiences are sponsored, approved and evaluated by academic departments and are coordinated by the Internships and Volunteer Office. Credit is based on the content and duration of the experience and will be evaluated on an individual basis by the academic department involved. Prerequisites: Good academic standing (see catalog definition) with no outstanding incompletes, consent of department in consultation with the Internships and Volunteer Office. Consult individual academic departments for additional prerequisites and policies. (1-16 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester

Multicultural and Gender Studies

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    MGS 230 - Sexism and Heterosexism: An Integrated Study

    Integrated study of sexism and heterosexism from an interdisciplinary perspective. Emphasis on gender and sexual orientation as factors upon which prejudice and discrimination are based, both in United States and in other societies. Also listed as WGS 230. Fulfills: GE 11; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally

International Studies Interdisciplinary Degree Program

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Interdisciplinary Studies

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    IST 330 - International Negotiation and Mediation

    The interdisciplinary study of negotiation theory, conflict resolution, international security, historical negotiations, border dispute/resources-related negotiations and environmental politics negotiations. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year

International Studies

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    IST 100 - Culture through Film

    Introduction to film as an art form and to the basic narrative and stylistic aspects of film; study of film as a medium of cultural representation and expression; exploration of current and historical global themes and issues through screening, study and discussion of course films. Lecture/Lab Hours: Two lectures, one laboratory. Fulfills: GE 8; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    IST 129 - Special Topics in International Studies

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    IST 161 - Introduction to the Model UN

    Introduction to structure and process of United Nations, simulation of general assembly activities, including development of resolution, treaty and position papers; enhancement of discussion and debate skills and public presentation. May be repeated for a maximum of four credit hours. Also listed as POL 161. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    IST 200 - Foundations of the International System

    Key ideas, themes and selected topics are examined and analyzed related to the historical development of the modern international system. Focus on the social, political and economic processes which combined to create the modern international system 1600-1900. Consideration of the historical bases of contemporary problems such as international inequality, role of the West in contributing to underdevelopment, international competition, war. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    IST 201 - Global Connections Teaching Assistant

    Participation as supervised teaching assistant in all activities of ICC 143. Several responsibilities for coordinating mentor activities in IST 202, organizing student out-of-class activities, collecting and processing journals and other written work. May be repeated once for credit. S, U grades assigned. Permission of IST coordinator. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    IST 202 - Global Connections Mentor

    Participation as supervised international student mentor in concert with the IST 201 TA. Mentors will organize outings and assist international students in attending these outings as well as other scheduled SUNY Cortland events. They will act as conversation partners and work to introduce international students to American life at an American university. May be repeated once for credit. S, U grades assigned. Permission of IST coordinator. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    IST 210 - The Making of the Modern World

    Emphasis is on the historical processes that have in the 20th and 21st centuries created the modern international system. Focus on major historical, political, economic and social developments. Special emphasis on problems of development and underdevelopment, theories of development, key areas of the world, and selected world problems. IST majors are encouraged to take IST 200 first, when possible. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    IST 229 - Special Topics in International Studies

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    IST 300 - Global Journalism

    Introduction to using Internet resources for research and writing of articles to be published in NeoVox and other Internet locations. Instruction in constructing Web pages and Internet journalism. Prerequisite: CPN 101 or 103. Fulfills: LASR. (4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    IST 301 - Globalization, Culture and Society in the Modern World

    Globalization and its impact on indigenous cultures, societal structures and nation-states. Positive and negative effects of development and global markets and cultural/societal changes associated with these effects. Resistance methods employed by cultures and societal structures to mitigate negative impacts and oppressive power structures. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    IST 310 - Independent Study: Selected Topics

    Independent study in selected topics in international studies. (1-3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    IST 320 - Introduction to the European Union

    Mechanisms for integrating sovereign countries into an ever closer European Union are explored. Focus on effectiveness of the European Union in addressing regional and global economic/political crises and conflicts. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year

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    IST 329 - Special Topics in International Studies

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    IST 400 - Themes in International Studies

    Culminating course for international studies majors; particular themes of theoretical and contemporary global importance addressed. Prerequisite: Consent of international studies coordinator. Fulfills: LASR; PRES. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    IST 429 - Special Topics in International Studies

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    IST 529 - Special Topics in International Studies

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally

Jewish Studies Interdisciplinary Minor

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Jewish Studies

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    JST 129 - Special Topics in Jewish Studies

    Selected topics in Jewish studies offered by faculty from different departments. Topics will vary from semester to semester. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    JST 140 - Judaism: Historic Insights and Perspectives

    Examines the historical development of Judaism as a religion, culture, ethnicity, nationality and civilization. Topics may include: connection of Judaism to Western civilization and religions; major holy days and general rituals; challenges facing contemporary Judaism; and the relationship of Israel and Zionism to Judaism. Texts, including the Torah, will be studied and critically analyzed. No prior knowledge of Judaism is required. Also listed as RLS 140. Fulfills: GE 11; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    JST 229 - Special Topics in Jewish Studies

    Selected topics in Jewish studies offered by faculty from different departments. Topics will vary from semester to semester.  (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    JST 250 - Introduction to Jewish Authors

    Introduction to Jewish themes in American literature and in translation from the Yiddish. Prerequisite: CPN 101 or 103. Also listed as ENG 250. Fulfills: GE 7; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    JST 329 - Special Topics in Jewish Studies

    Selected topics in Jewish studies offered by faculty from different departments. Topics will vary from semester to semester. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    JST 360 - Directed Study

    Directed individual study in selected areas of Jewish studies. Prerequisite: JST 140, 361, 362, 363, HIS 361, 362 or 363. (1-3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    JST 361 - Jews in the Ancient World

    Intellectual and political history of the Jewish people to the compilation of the Talmud in the third century. Prerequisite: JST 140, HIS 100, 101, 110, 111 or 150. Also listed as HIS 361. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    JST 429 - Special Topics in Jewish Studies

    Selected topics in Jewish studies offered by faculty from different departments. Topics will vary from semester to semester.  Prerequisite: JST 140, 361, 362, 363, 460, HIS 361, 362, 363 or 460. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    JST 460 - The Holocaust

    Historical analysis of the extermination of European Jews and millions of other European civilians during World War II. Discussion of historiographical debates about Nazi ideology, the machinery of destruction, collaboration inside and outside Germany, and the responses of victims and bystanders. Prerequisite: HIS 100, 101, 110, 111, IST 200, 210 or JST 140.  Also listed as HIS 460. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years

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    JST 461 - Modern Israel and the Arab-Israeli Conflict

    History of Zionism (Jewish Nationalism) and modern Israel from the 1860s to the present. Focuses on: the history of Zionism; the growth of the Jewish state in Palestine; and the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict. Prerequisite: HIS 100, 101, 110, 111, 150, IST 200, 210 or JST 140. Also listed as HIS 461. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    JST 529 - Special Topics in Jewish Studies

    Selected topics in Jewish studies offered by faculty from different departments. Topics will vary from semester to semester. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally

Kinesiology Department

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Athletic Training

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    ATR 101 - Foundations of Athletic Training

    Designed for entry-level students' initial exposure to the athletic training profession. The course is intended to serve as an overview to the vast science of athletic health care using the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) educational model. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    ATR 102 - Basic Techniques in Athletic Training

    Introduction to clinical skills in athletic training that includes risk management, assessment, basic skills taping, bracing and rehabilitation techniques as they relate to sport injuries and illnesses. Includes 25 hours of directed clinical observation. Open to athletic training majors only. Prerequisite: ATR 101. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    ATR 129 - Special Topics in Athletic Training

    Selected topics: May be taken more than once as subtitles change. Prerequisite: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ATR 221 - Athletic Training Theory and Methods

    Basic theory and methods associated with prevention and management of common injury/illnesses sustained in the physically active individual. Required for students seeking admission into the Athletic Training Program. Prerequisite: ATR 101 and BIO 301. BIO 301 may be taken concurrently. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    ATR 222 - Recognition and Evaluation of Injury

    Recognition and evaluation of injury/illness common to the physically active individual. Students will learn techniques required to assess injury/illness for administering first aid and emergency care. Prerequisites: ATR 221, acceptance into the athletic training program. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    ATR 223 - Introduction to Clinical Skills

    This course will provide students with the opportunity to develop the specific athletic training clinical proficiencies that are outlined in the Athletic Training Education Competencies. In preparation of these skills, competence of subject matter will be verified through the teaching, practice and subsequent evaluation of outcomes documented over time. Prerequisite: Acceptance in the Athletic Training Program. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    ATR 229 - Special Topics in Athletic Training

    Selected topics: May be taken more than once as subtitles change. Prerequisite: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ATR 233 - Field Experience in Athletic Training I

    The field experience will provide students with the opportunity to develop specific competencies in athletic training. Based on prerequisite requirements, this experience provides for a progressive development of technical skills and knowledge as part of an ongoing two-year field experience as required by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). This experience partially fulfills the minimum field experience requirement. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the athletic training program. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    ATR 317 - Acute Care of Injury and Illness

    The knowledge, skills and equipment used for the management and disposition of acute injury and illness and providing appropriate medical referral. Prerequisites: ATR 221 and acceptance into the athletic training program. (2 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    ATR 318 - General Medical Conditions

    Investigation into principles, objectives, indications, contraindications and progression of various medical conditions. To provide the athletic training students with an opportunity to understand and appreciate epidemiology, etiology, pathogenesis and signs and symptoms of common illness and disease to the body's systems. Prerequisite: ATR 317. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    ATR 319 - Organization and Administration in Athletic Training

    Investigation into the history, organization and administration of an athletic training room. Students will gain an understanding of risk management, healthcare delivery mechanisms, insurance, reimbursement, documentation, patient privacy and facility management. Prerequisite: ATR 318. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    ATR 323 - Advanced Clinical Skills

    This course will provide students with the opportunity to develop the specific athletic training clinical proficiencies that are outlined in the Athletic Training Education Competencies. In preparation of these skills, competence of subject matter will be verified through the teaching, practice and subsequent evaluation of outcomes documented over time. Prerequisite: ATR 317. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    ATR 324 - Applied Clinical Skills

    This course will provide students with the opportunity to develop the specific athletic training clinical proficiencies that are outlined in the Athletic Training Education Competencies. In preparation of these skills, competence of subject matter will be verified through the teaching, practice and subsequent evaluation of outcomes documented over time. Prerequisite: ATR 323. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    ATR 329 - Special Topics in Athletic Training

    Selected topics: May be taken more than once as subtitles change. Prerequisite: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ATR 333 - Field Experience in Athletic Training II

    The field experience will provide students with the opportunity to develop specific competencies in athletic training. Based on prerequisite requirements, this experience provides for a progressive development of technical skills and knowledge as part of an ongoing two-year field experience as required by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). This experience partially fulfills the minimum field experience requirement. Prerequisite: ATR 233. (2 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    ATR 334 - Field Experience in Athletic Training III

    The field experience will provide students with the opportunity to develop specific competencies in athletic training. Based on prerequisite requirements, this experience provides for a progressive development of technical skills and knowledge as part of an ongoing two-year field experience as required by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). This experience partially fulfills the minimum field experience requirement. Prerequisite: ATR 333. (2 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring.
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    ATR 342 - Therapeutic Exercise

    Investigation into principles, objectives, indications, contraindications and progression of various modes of conditioning and reconditioning exercises. Methods for evaluation, progress and development of criteria for return to activity. Prerequisites: ATR 221, 222, acceptance into athletic training program and consent of instructor. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    ATR 343 - Therapeutic Modalities

    Normal physiological responses of human body to trauma, affects of trauma and inactivity on specific body tissues will be studied with implications for selection and use of therapeutic modalities. Prerequisite: ATR 221 and acceptance into the athletic training program. (4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    ATR 352 - Strength and Conditioning for Athletic Trainers

    Basic understanding of the prevention/rehabilitation of athletic injuries through proper implementation/adaptations of strength and conditioning principles. The class will meet the guidelines established by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NCSA). Lecture and laboratory activities associated with the athletic strength-training facilities, athletic training and computer facilities. Prerequisite: ATR 342. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    ATR 360 - Psycho-Social Intervention and Referral

    Overview of the basic principles comprising the knowledge, skills and values that the entry-level certified athletic trainer should possess to recognize, intervene and refer when appropriate. Prerequisite: HLH 110. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    ATR 362 - Advanced Conditioning and Rehabilitative Exercise

    A study of the indications, contraindications, physiological effects, special exercise program, modes of resistance, methods of flexibility and exercise prescription relating therapeutic rehabilitation and injury prevention exercises. Advanced theoretical and practical approach for the design of rehabilitation protocols and the use of advanced techniques. Prerequisite: ATR 342. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    ATR 389 - Evidence-Based Practice in Athletic Training

    Introduction to evidence-based concepts in athletic training. Prerequisites: A grade of C- or better in both ATR 222 and ATR 343; Athletic Training [ATR] major; accepted into athletic training program. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    ATR 418 - Pharmacology and Advanced General Medical Conditions

    Survey of clinical medical skills to provide the athletic training students with an opportunity to understand and identify epidemiology, etiology, pathogenesis and signs and symptoms of common illness and disease to the body's systems. Examination of basic principles of pharmacology comprising the knowledge, skills and values that the entry-level certified athletic trainer should possess. Examination of the indications, contraindications, precautions and interactions of drugs and medications as well as the governing regulations relevant to treating and caring for the aforementioned common illness and disease to the body's systems. Open only to athletic training majors. Prerequisite: ATR 318. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    ATR 421 - Athletic Injury Risk Management

    Prevention, protection and initial management and referral of injuries occurring in athletics and with physically active individuals. Students will be exposed to various risk management concerns and issues. Prerequisite: BIO 301. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    ATR 423 - Seminar in Athletic Training

    This course will provide students with the opportunity to develop the specific athletic training clinical proficiencies that are outlined in the Athletic Training Education Competencies. In preparation of these skills, competence of subject matter will be verified through the teaching, practice and subsequent evaluation of outcomes documented over time. Prerequisite: ATR 324. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    ATR 429 - Special Topics in Athletic Training

    Selected topics: May be taken more than once as subtitles change. Prerequisite: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ATR 433 - Field Experience in Athletic Training IV

    The field experience will provide students with the opportunity to develop specific competencies in athletic training. Based on prerequisite requirements, this experience provides for a progressive development of technical skills and knowledge as part of an ongoing two-year field experience as required by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). This experience partially fulfills the minimum field experience requirement. Prerequisite: ATR 334. (2 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    ATR 434 - Field Experience in Athletic Training V

    The field experience will provide students with the opportunity to develop specific competencies in athletic training. Based on prerequisite requirements, this experience provides for a progressive development of technical skills and knowledge as part of an ongoing two-year field experience as required by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). This experience partially fulfills the minimum field experience requirement. This experience is reserved for students who have not satisfactorily met all the terms from their contract remediation received in ATR 433. A student who does not earn a satisfactory grade in this course will not be endorsed for the Board of Certification (BOC) examination. Prerequisite: Consent of program director. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    ATR 444 - Laboratory Assistant in Athletic Training

    Student may assist with the lab portion of one of several athletic training classes. Responsibilities may include attending and assisting with a lab section, holding office hours, assisting with collecting research data and/or completing other tasks as assigned by the instructor. Students will enhance their knowledge and understanding of concepts covered in the associated theory course, learn additional lab techniques as well as gain valuable leadership experience. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. May be repeated; no more than three credit hours toward graduation. (1-3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    ATR 489 - Research Methods in Athletic Training

    Introduction of evidence-based practice concepts, current research methods, and the importance of conducting athletic training research. Prerequisites: CPN 100 (minimum grade of C-); CPN 101 (minimum grade of C-); EXS 201, MAT 201 or PSY 201 Statistics; Athletic Training [ATR] major; accepted into the Athletic Training Program. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    ATR 499 - Special Study in Athletic Training

    Independent study/research on selected topics. Topics may include in-depth study of a particular subject area. Student will work with faculty member (project director) whose own special interests and expertise coincide most closely with chosen topic. Students must follow suggested guidelines available in department chair's office. Prerequisite: Consent of department chair and instructor. May be repeated; no more than three credit hours toward graduation. (1-3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    ATR 521 - Contemporary Issues in Athletic Training

    Contemporary issues regarding the practice of athletic training will be investigated. Emphasis will be placed on the needs of coaches and athletic personnel who deal with athletes. Additional consideration also will be concerned with the prevention, risk management and the identification and treatment of sport-related injury and illness. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ATR 529 - Special Topics in Athletic Training

    Selected topics: May be taken more than once as subtitles change. Prerequisite: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally

Exercise Science

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    EXS 106 - Africana Dance

    Salient features of Africana culture, precepts and norms through dance, discussion and practical performances. May be taken for a maximum of two credit hours. Also listed as AAS 106. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    EXS 112 - Software Applications in Exercise Science

    Computer applications in various academic disciplines; topics include operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets, graphics, databases, communications, the internet, iLife, Dartfish and other exercise science specific software and hardware. Current topics and technology used in exercise science will also be covered. Prerequisite: CAP 100 or equivalent. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    EXS 180 - Water Fitness

    Provide conditioning in a water medium with an emphasis on muscle tone, strength, flexibility, coordination and cardiovascular endurance. Basic swimming with personal safety skills is also incorporated into the course. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester

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    EXS 315 - Anatomical Kinesiology

    Course designed to study the anatomical aspects of the human body, with emphasis on the skeletal, muscular, mechanical, structural and functional aspects of anatomy and human movement. Prerequisite: BIO 301. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    EXS 475 - Internship in Coaching

    Supervised internship in a culminating coaching experience in a scholastic, collegiate, professional or an international level program. Prerequisites: EXS 360, senior status, good academic standing, consent of department. (6 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    EXS 525 - Seminar in Exercise Science

    Forum for discussing current research in the field of exercise science. The course provides students with integrated background in exercise science and prepares them to read, discuss and evaluate current research in exercise science. Grading: S, U grades assigned. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester

Exercise Science and Sport Studies

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    EXS 100 - Introduction to Kinesiology

    Introduction to the field of kinesiology. This course will provide an overview of the sub-discipline areas within kinesiology as well as the vocational opportunities, certifications and professional associations within the field. Not open to seniors. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    EXS 111 - Computer Applications in Exercise Science

    Computer applications in various academic sub-disciplines within Exercise Science; topics include operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets, graphics, databases, communications, the Internet, iLife, Dartfish and other exercise specific software and hardware. Current topics and technology used in Exercise Science will also be covered. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    EXS 129 - Special Topics in Exercise Science and Sport Studies

    Selected topics: May be taken more than once as subtitles change. Prerequisite: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    EXS 151 - Practical Strength and Conditioning

    This course serves as an advanced exercise activity class for physically active individuals. In this class, students will be required to complete intermediate to vigorous physical activity on a daily basis. Activities include, but are not limited to, stretching and flexibility, basic and advanced conditioning such as jogging, running and sprinting, resistive exercise, plyometrics, agilities, and speed work in conjunction with proper running mechanics. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    EXS 156 - Group Exercise Instruction

    This course is designed to provide foundational knowledge and practical skills in group fitness instruction. Topics include: guidelines for instructing safe, effective and purposeful exercise; essentials of the instructor-participant relationship; the principles of motivation to encourage adherence in the group fitness setting; effective instructor-to-participant communication techniques; methods for enhancing group leadership; and the group fitness instructor's professional role. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    EXS 162 - Soccer, Politics, Law and Culture

    This course examines the sociopolitical and cultural development of soccer. The connection between the world's most popular sport, soccer, and international politics will be emphasized. Through critical political theory, the role and impact of the nation-state, the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), transnational corporations, race, gender and class will be discussed and analyzed from cross-cultural perspectives. Two field trips required for the course. Also listed as POL 162. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    EXS 196 - Field Experience in Fitness Development I

    Introductory practicum or field experience for students in the kinesiology: fitness development (FIT) major. Exposure to several experiences in the operation of a fitness facility with assistance in administering fitness assessments and participation in activities designed to introduce the operations of a fitness facility. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    EXS 197 - History and Philosophy of Physical Education and Sport

    Devoted to study of physical education and sport and based on major historical events and associated philosophies that have shaped physical education and sport from ancient times to present. Examines basic concepts and current issues within physical education, play, cultural games and sports, athletics, fitness and wellness. Future trends explored. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    EXS 201 - Statistics in Exercise Science

    This is an introductory statistics course with applications in exercise science. Content includes descriptive and inferential statistics, including central tendency, variability, correlation, regression, t-tests, analysis of variance and various nonparametric tests. Computerized statistical analyses are embedded throughout the course. Also listed as COM 230, ECO 221, MAT 201, or PSY 201. Fulfills: GE 1; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    EXS 225 - Digital Video for Kinesiology

    Introduction to digital video designed to provide students with the background to work with hardware and software tools to capture, analyze and present work. Students will learn to make quantitative assessment of movements using digital video techniques. Dartfish software will be used throughout the course as the primary software tool for capture, analysis and sharing of digital video content. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    EXS 229 - Special Topics in Exercise Science and Sport Studies

    Selected topics: May be taken more than once as subtitles change. Prerequisite: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    EXS 230 - Foundations of Coaching: Principles and Theories

    The purpose of this course is to provide the prospective athletic coach with the basic underlying philosophies, theories and techniques for planning, organizing and managing athletic programs. In addition, knowledge of teaching skills and techniques that influence coaching effectiveness and improve performance will be emphasized. Not open to freshmen. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    EXS 250 - Research Skills in Kinesiology

    Preparation for identifying, reading, understanding, interpreting and critiquing scientific research in kinesiology. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    EXS 260 - Coaching Practicum I

    Introductory coaching experience to provide students with the opportunity to apply the principles and practices of coaching a sports team. The student will actively participate in practical coaching experiences under the guidance and supervision of a qualified coach. Not open to freshmen. Prerequisite: Consent of department, completion of School Violence Prevention Training (SAVE), and Child Abuse Identification and Reporting (CAR). Grading: S, U grades assigned. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    EXS 287 - Social Psychological Aspects of Physical Activity

    Introductory overview of social psychology as it relates to physical activity. Focus is on group and individualized behavior in play, sport, and dance. Not open to those having credit for PSY 422. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    EXS 290 - Social Problems and Issues in Sport and Exercise

    Examination of social problems and issues that impact upon a variety of physical activities. Consideration of how values, prejudice, discrimination and stereotypes affect sport and exercise in ways similar to society at large. Not open to students with credit for EXS 345. Fulfills: GE 11; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    EXS 296 - Field Experience in Fitness Development II

    An intermediate field experience for the kinesiology: fitness development (FIT) major. Practical knowledge and hands-on experience by assisting with beginning through advanced resistance training and cardiovascular fitness programs. Prerequisite: EXS 196. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    EXS 297 - Motor Behavior

    Introductory course in motor behavior encompassing motor learning and motor development. Emphasis is on the application of principles which affect behavior, learning, and performance. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    EXS 310 - Ethical Issues in Kinesiology

    Examination of moral dilemmas as they relate to kinesiology, sport medicine, health and the therapy areas. Open to juniors and seniors. Prerequisites: CPN 101 or CPN 103; and EXS 287. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    EXS 325 - Principles of Strength and Conditioning

    Introduction to the concepts and applicable activities used in designing, implementing and evaluating strength and conditioning programs for athletic team populations. Prerequisite: BIO 301 and 302. Not open to students with credit for ATR 352. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    EXS 329 - Special Topics in Exercise Science and Sport Studies

    Selected topics: May be taken more than once as subtitles change. Prerequisite: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    EXS 345 - Sport and Society

    Role and influence of sports in our social system. Influence of other social systems upon sport. Not open to students with credit for EXS 290. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    EXS 346 - Sport Psychology

    Selected psychological and related theoretical factors that influence behavior of individuals participating in sports. Prerequisite: PSY 101. Also listed as PSY 346. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    EXS 350 - Aesthetics of Sport

    Visual survey of art and architecture encompassing motifs of athletics, sports, games, contest, dance, exercise, play, recreation. Aesthetic pleasure, interest in this professional cultural dimension emphasized. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    EXS 351 - Philosophy of Sport

    This course examines the methods of the philosophical process and its relationship to human movement. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    EXS 352 - Masculinity in Sport

    Investigation of how masculinity in sport is portrayed by the media, by educational systems and by other social institutions. Traditional and nontraditional views and experiences of being an athlete and socialized into accepting masculine values will be examined through student experiences, literature and cinema. This course will offer a variety of views and perspectives that will be different from the norms that are found in sport today. Excludes freshmen. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    EXS 354 - Youth in Sport

    Examination of selected social and psychological factors that influence the youth sport experience, including the impact of highly structured sports on young athletes and the complex social network of coaches, parents and peers. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
     
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    EXS 356 - Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sport

    Investigation into the multi-faceted aspects of human performance enhancement in sports. Examination of the use and problem of human performance enhancers from a physiological, psychological, sociological and historical perspective. Prerequisites: BIO 301 and 302. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    EXS 357 - Nutrition and Sport Performance

    Examination of how nutrition impacts exercise and athletic performance through relationship among nutrition, physical activity and health promotion. Analysis of current diet trends and the influence of ergogenic aids. Prerequisites: BIO 301, 302. Also listed as HLH 357. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    EXS 360 - Coaching Practicum II

    Intermediate coaching experience to provide students with the opportunity to apply the principles and practices of coaching a sports team. The student will actively participate in practical coaching experiences under the guidance and supervision of a qualified coach. Not open to freshman or sophomore students. Prerequisite: EXS 260 and HLH 120. Grading: S, U grades assigned. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    EXS 367 - Exercise Psychology

    Selected psychological and related theoretical factors that influence behavior of individuals participating in exercise. Prerequisite: PSY 101 Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    EXS 371 - Pre-Internship Seminar in Fitness Development

    Development of career goals and various employment options in the fitness field. Preparation of a professional resume, techniques of interviewing and the development of two-person and small group interpersonal skills for securing a certain internship and subsequent professional position. Prerequisite: EXS 296. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    EXS 387 - Biomechanics

    Analysis, evaluation and application of anatomical and mechanical factors influencing motor skill activities. Prerequisite: BIO 301 or 324. Basic algebra skills expected. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    EXS 397 - Exercise Physiology I

    Physiological adjustments, changes occurring in human organism as a result of physical activity. Physiology of muscular contraction; role of circulatory and respiratory systems in exercise. Lectures, recitation, laboratory. Prerequisites: BIO 301, 302 or 324, 414. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    EXS 410 - Ethics in Sport

    Examination of selected ethical and moral issues current in the conduct of American sport such as the ethics of competition, equality and excellence and the place of athletics in education. Fulfills: LASR; PRES. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    EXS 420 - History of Physical Activity and Sport in American Culture

    Study of historical development of physical activity and sport in the United States with a focus on the development of American culture. Particular emphasis on major philosophies, events and leaders. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    EXS 425 - History of Intercollegiate Sports in the United States

    Examination of the growth and role of college sports on American campuses from the end of the American Civil War to the present. Discussion of the issues, concerns, changes, developments and controversies that have been a part of intercollegiate sport since its inception. Open to juniors and seniors. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally

     
     
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    EXS 427 - Globalization and Sport

    To give a cultural and sociological background concerning the Western world's colonization and globalization of sport practices on a worldwide scale. An examination of the various sport practices used on a global level with respect to labor, migration, media, politics, race culture, gender, environment and social stratification will be examined during the semester.

    Various social theories will be used to provide understanding of trends and changes in sports on a global level with attention given to theories that use an agency-structure theoretical perspective. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally

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    EXS 429 - Special Topics in Exercise Science and Sport Studies

    Selected topics: May be taken more than once as subtitles change. Prerequisite: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    EXS 432 - Exercise Prescription

    The design and supervision of appropriate prescriptive exercise programs for individuals from various fitness levels and medical conditions. Prerequisite: EXS 397. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    EXS 433 - Exercise Prescription Practicum

    Clinical experience in theory and practice of exercise prescription in physical fitness programs for adults. Prerequisites: EXS 397 and 432. S, U grades assigned. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    EXS 435 - Neuromuscular Fitness Assessment and Programming

    Basic understanding of muscle structure, function and physiology as it applies to strength and power. Review types of strength training programs and techniques for developing goal-specific programs will be included. Lectures and laboratory. Prerequisite: EXS 397. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    EXS 438 - Cardio-Respiratory Fitness Assessment and Programming

    Integration of cardiorespiratory physiological concepts into the assessment of an individual's aerobic capacity and the application of these data in designing an effective aerobic exercise program. American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) guidelines will be followed. Lectures and laboratory. Prerequisite: EXS 397 or PED 397. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    EXS 444 - Laboratory Assistant in Exercise Science

    Student may assist with the lab portion of one of several exercise science theory classes. Responsibilities may include attending and assisting with a lab section, holding office hours, assisting with collecting research data and/or completing other tasks as assigned by the instructor. Students will enhance their knowledge and understanding of the concepts covered in the associated theory course, learn additional laboratory techniques as well as gain valuable leadership experience. (1-3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    EXS 445 - Women and Sport

    Examination of the current scholarship and debates surrounding issues of women's participation and involvement in sport. Also explores the dynamics of gender and sporting participation. A critical perspective will be used to examine sport as a significant social institution and its relationship to sexism and homophobia. Open only to juniors and seniors. Also listed as WGS 445. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    EXS 449 - Advanced Motor Behavior

    Advanced coverage of motor behavior topics including: the learning process, human information processing, central contributions of motor control, attention and performance, skill acquisition practice considerations and current issues in motor behavior with research implications. Prerequisite: EXS 297 or equivalent. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    EXS 450 - Disability and Sport

    Examination of the critical contemporary issues associated with the organization, governance and management of sport for people with disabilities. Emphasis will be placed on the historical, sociological and cultural contexts, as well as the practical environments in which sport opportunities for athletes with disabilities have evolved. Particular emphasis will be placed on a service-learning component designed to provide students with a “working understanding” of the core issues facing sport managers and sport scientists working with athletes with disabilities. Not open to freshmen or sophomores. Also listed as SPM 450. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    EXS 455 - Philosophy, Principles and the Administration of Sport

    The principles of a sports organization including its policies, use of strategic processes, structures and methods of operations. Key applications of administrative skills regarding staff duties, use of facilities, instructional equipment and supplies will be considered. Practical issues related to coaching will be discussed. Prerequisite: EXS 230. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    EXS 460 - Clinical Applications of Research

    Applications of theory and research in clinical practice in exercise science. Interdisciplinary framework will enable students to interpret and apply contemporary theory and research into evidenced-based best practice model. Prerequisites: BIO 301, 302 and PSY 101. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    EXS 465 - Advanced Exercise Physiology

    Physiological adaptations, mechanisms of change of functions taking place as a result of physical exercise. Physiological factors influencing human performance; environmental factors of altitude, space, temperature extremes; drugs and doping; age and gender; related problems in sport medicine. Open to juniors and seniors. Prerequisite: EXS 397. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally

     
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    EXS 468 - African-American Sport History

    This course examines the historical perspective of African Americans in sport. Emphasis will be placed on the social, cultural, economic and political experiences of African Americans in sport, beginning with the Nubian culture in Africa through colonial America, slavery, the Jim Crow era of legal segregation, World War II and integration, the Civil Rights Movement and the late 20th century. Also listed as EXS 468. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    EXS 470 - Field Experience in Fitness Development III

    Experience in the operation of the fitness facilities and the promotion of wellness themes through the Student Life Center. Prerequisite: EXS 438 or PED 438. (2 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    EXS 471 - Internship in Fitness Development

    A full-time supervised internship in a fitness field that relates to the student's area of interest. Typical internships may include strength and conditioning, personal training or work in a fitness facility. Prerequisites: EXS 371 and 470. (9-15 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    EXS 477 - Practicum in Kinesiology

    A minimum of 120 hours (maximum of 240 hours) of supervised full-time practicum experience in the field of kinesiology. Students shall select or be placed in an exercise science facility within a defined organization relative to their career goals and interests. Prerequisites include: EXS 371, junior or senior status, approval of department and good academic standing. (3 or 6 credit hours)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    EXS 479 - Social Critique of Sport

    Introduction to conducting research on the social world of sport from a historical and qualitative research perspective. Open to juniors and seniors. Prerequisites: EXS 287 and EXS 346; and EXS 420, which may be taken concurrently. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    EXS 480 - Independent Research in Sport Studies

    Culminating experience in which students conduct independent, supervised, qualitative research in sport studies. Prerequisite: EXS 479. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    EXS 487 - Advanced Biomechanics

    Application of fundamental laws of physics. Techniques of physical activities: sports in terms of mechanical principles. Available research reviewed. Open to juniors and seniors. Prerequisite: EXS 387. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    EXS 489 - Exercise Science Research Methods

    This course provides students with integrated background in exercise science and prepares them for research testing in procedures commonly found in exercise science research. Students are introduced to current trends and research topics coupled with laboratory techniques in areas of motor behavior, biomechanics and exercise physiology. A two-hour laboratory session each week gives students hands-on experiences with computers and equipment. Prerequisites: PED 434 or EXS 201 or MAT 201 or PSY 201 or ECO 221 or COM 230; and EXS 297, 387 and 397. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    EXS 490 - Independent Research in Exercise Science

    Independent research project for the exercise science concentration or minor. Student will undertake and complete a research project in the area of exercise science. The project will include collecting and analyzing data and presenting the results in writing and in a formal oral presentation. Prerequisite: EXS 489. Fulfills: PRES. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    EXS 499 - Special Study in Exercise Science

    Independent study/research on selected topics. Topics may include in-depth study of a particular subject area. Student will work with faculty member (project director) whose own special interests and expertise coincide most closely with chosen topic. Students must follow suggested guidelines available in department chair's office. Prerequisite: Consent of chair. (1-3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    EXS 522 - Sport in Contemporary Society

    Study of sport from social perspective, investigating the interrelationship of sport to other institutions. Course offers opportunity for critical review of literature in area of sport in society. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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Latino and Latin American Studies Interdisciplinary Minor

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Literacy Department

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Education

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    EDU 529 - Elementary School Reading

    Developmental reading concepts. Trends, research studies. Prerequisite: Student Teaching. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester; M = in summer

Literacy

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    LIT 310 - Literacy in a Multicultural, Urban School

    Development of literacy assessment skills and intervention strategies for students with disabilities in a multicultural, urban context. Prerequisites: FSA 280 and 281. Corequisite: LIT 311, FSA 410, 420 and 436. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    LIT 311 - Literacy Field Experience

    Twenty-five-hour literacy field experience in assessment and intervention strategies in an inclusive urban classroom. Prerequisites: FSA 280 and 281. Corequisite: LIT 310, FSA 410, 420 and 436. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    LIT 371 - Teaching Elementary School Reading and Language Arts I

    Part I of integrated approach to teaching reading, writing, speaking and listening in elementary school. Prerequisite: PSY 231. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    LIT 372 - Teaching Elementary School Reading and Language Arts II

    Part II of integrated approach to teaching reading, writing, speaking and listening in elementary school. Strategies for teaching special needs of children included. Prerequisite: LIT371. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    LIT 375 - Second Language Literacy

    Second Language Literacy is designed to introduce teacher candidates to the theoretical foundations and practical applications of instruction for emergent English Language Learners (ELLs) from a second language literacy perspective. Throughout the course, instruction will focus on the primary areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening in addition to cultural implications of teaching students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds with varying levels of language proficiency. Prerequisite: LIT 371. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    LIT 449 - Literacy in the Middle and Secondary School

    Methods, materials and assessment for fostering literacy at the middle and secondary levels. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    LIT 549 - Literacy in the Middle and Secondary School

    Problems, learning theories related to reading and adolescence, causes of reading disabilities, diagnostic procedures, organizing developmental reading program. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester; M = in summer

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Adolescence Education

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    AED 392 - Methods I: Teaching Adolescence Mathematics

    Developing practical materials for use in the mathematics classroom, aligning lesson plans with state and national learning standards, developing strategies for motivating students with diverse needs and learning styles, and understanding the uses of technology in the classroom.

    The course includes 25 hours of field experience. Only open to adolescence education: mathematics (7-12) [AEM] and adolescence education: physics and mathematics (7-12) [APM] majors. Not open to adolescence education: mathematics (7-12) [AEMW] wait-listed majors or adolescence education: physics and mathematics (7-12) [APMW] wait-listed majors. Prerequisites: a grade of C- or better in MAT 224, MAT 237, and AED 391. Fulfills: PRES. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester

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    AED 399 - Mathematics Practicum

    For students serving as tutors and providing other assistance in 100-level college mathematics courses or in mathematics classes in grades 7-12. Course may be repeated for a maximum of three credit hours. Prerequisites: AED 391, MAT 224, MAT 237 and permission of department chair. Grading: H, S, U grades are assigned. (1-2 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    AED 492 - Methods II: Field Experiences in Adolescence Mathematics

    Students complete modules that are structured learning experiences related to teaching mathematics in grades 7-12. The course includes 50 hours of directed field experiences at the junior and senior high school level. Class meetings focus on discussion and assessment of individual field experiences. Corequisite: SPE 275. Prerequisite: a grade of C- or better in AED 392. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    AED 493 - Student Teaching: Adolescence Mathematics I

    Seven weeks of full-time student teaching supervised by college faculty. Prerequisites: AED 492 and MAT 375. Grading: H, S, U grades are assigned. (7 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    AED 494 - Student Teaching: Adolescence Mathematics II

    Seven weeks of full-time student teaching supervised by college faculty. Prerequisites: AED 492 and MAT 375. Grading: H, S, U grades are assigned. (7 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    AED 540 - Technologies in the Adolescence Mathematics Classroom

    Graphing calculators as teaching tools. The Internet as a source for mathematical software packages to promote active learning. A number of software packages dealing with a variety of mathematical topics, including graphing functions, geometry and calculus will be investigated. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years

Computer Science

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    MCS 186 - Introductory Programming

    Data types, arithmetic statements, input/output statements, control structures and one-dimensional arrays. Also listed as PHY 186. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester

Mathematics

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    AED 446 - Student Teaching: Adolescence Mathematics II [APM]

    Seven weeks of full-time student teaching supervised by college faculty. Prerequisite: AED 392. Grading: S, U grades assigned. (6 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    MAT 101 - Concepts of Elementary School Mathematics I

    Focuses on logical reasoning and problem solving. Topics include sets, numeration systems, number theory, rational numbers, decimals, ratio and proportion. Open only to childhood, early childhood, and dual education majors. Not open to mathematics majors. Fulfills LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    MAT 102 - Concepts of Elementary School Mathematics II

    Focuses on logical reasoning and problem solving. Topics include elementary probability, statistics, geometry and measurement. Prerequisite: MAT 101. Fulfills GE 1; LASR. Notes: Open only to childhood, early childhood, and dual education majors. Not open to mathematics majors.(3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    MAT 105 - Mathematics in Modern Society

    The use of basic mathematical concepts from algebra and geometry to analyze problems in modern society. Topics may include voting systems, fair division, interpreting statistics, scheduling, routing, linear programming, population growth, patterns and symmetry. Prerequisite: Two units of Regents high school mathematics. Fulfills GE 1; LASR. Notes: Mathematics majors may take course only as free elective.(3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    MAT 111 - Algebra for College Students

    Linear, quadratic and other algebraic equations, proportion and variation, inequalities, linear systems, introduction to functions. Applications are drawn from problems in arithmetic, geometry, data analysis, linear regression and linear programming. Prerequisite: Two units of Regents high school mathematics. Not open to students with credit for any higher-numbered mathematics course. Fulfills GE 1; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    MAT 115 - Precalculus

    Polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions and applications. Prerequisite: Three units of Regents high school mathematics. Fulfills GE 1; LASR. Notes: Not open to students with credit for any calculus course.(3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    MAT 121 - Calculus A

    Functions, graphs and rates of change. Derivatives and applications of derivatives. Mathematical modeling, including exponential growth. Prerequisite: A grade of C- in MAT 115 or four years of high school mathematics. Not open to mathematics majors or students with credit for MAT 135. Fulfills GE 1; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    MAT 122 - Calculus B

    Antiderivatives and the definite integral. Techniques of integration. Calculus of several variables. Mathematical modeling and applications. Prerequisite: A grade of C- or better in MAT 121. Not open to mathematics majors or students with credit for MAT 236. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    MAT 129 - Special Topics in Mathematics

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. Fulfills: LASR. (1 to 4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    MAT 135 - Calculus I

    Limits, continuity, derivatives and applications of derivatives. Trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions. Integration, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, integration by substitution. Prerequsites: A grade of C- or better in MAT 115 or a score of 50 percent or better on the Calculus Placement Exam. Permission of department required for students with credit for MAT 121. Fulfills GE 1; LASR. (4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    MAT 201 - Statistical Methods

    Basic concepts of probability, descriptive and inferential statistics including central tendency, variability, correlation, regression, parametric tests. Also listed as COM 230, PSY 201, ECO 221. Fulfills GE 1; LASR. Notes: Mathematics majors may take course only as free elective.(3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    MAT 224 - Mathematical Reasoning and Proof

    An introduction to formal mathematical reasoning and proof. Topics include methods of set theory, symbolic logic, combinatorics, relations and functions. Prerequisite: A grade of C- or better in MAT 121 or MAT 135. Fulfills LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    MAT 229 - Special Topics in Mathematics

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. Fulfills: LASR. (1 to 4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    MAT 236 - Calculus II

    Techniques of integration, improper integrals, applications of integration, sequences and series, parametric equations, polar coordinates. Prerequisite: A grade of C- or better in MAT 135. Permission of department required for students with credit for MAT 122. Fulfills: LASR. (4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    MAT 237 - Calculus III

    Vectors in two and three dimensions, dot and cross products, equations of lines and planes, the calculus of vector functions, functions of several variables, partial derivatives, multiple integration and applications. Prerequisite: A grade of C- or better in MAT 236. Fulfills: LASR. (4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    MAT 272 - Linear Algebra

    Linear systems, matrix algebra, vector spaces, with emphasis on Euclidean n-spaces, linear transformations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, orthogonality, and selected applications. Prerequisite: A grade of C- or better in MAT 122 or MAT 236. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    MAT 329 - Special Topics in Mathematics

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1 to 4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    MAT 331 - Combinatorics and Graph Theory

    Basic counting principles, arrangements and selections, distributions, generating functions, recurrence relations, inclusion/exclusion, basic graph theory, Euler cycles and Hamilton circuits, graph coloring. Prerequisite: a grade of C- or better in MAT 224. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    MAT 336 - Differential Equations

    Introduction to ordinary differential equations, including first and second order equations, systems of equations, Laplace transforms and applications. Prerequisite: A grade of C- or better in MAT 122 or MAT 236. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    MAT 350 - Theory of Numbers

    Elementary number theory; divisibility theory, congruences, residues, Diophantine equations. Prerequisite: A grade of C- or better in MAT 224. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    MAT 354 - Numerical Analysis I

    Techniques and applications of numerical analysis: algorithms, root finding, polynomial approximation and interpolation, differentiation and integration. Prerequisites: A grade of C- or better in MAT 122 or MAT 236 and in MCS 186 or PHY 186. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    MAT 370 - Algebraic Structures I

    Abstract algebra with an emphasis on group theory. Prerequisites: A grade of C- or better in MAT 224 and MAT 272. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    MAT 375 - Geometry I

    Axiom systems, foundations of Euclidean geometry, non-Euclidean geometry. Prerequisite: A grade of C- or better in MAT 224. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    MAT 420 - Real Analysis

    Foundational theory for the analysis of real-valued functions: real numbers, sequences, series, continuity and limits. Additional topics may include power series, differentiation and integration. Prerequisites: A grade of C- or better in MAT 224 and MAT 237. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    MAT 425 - Methods of Applied Mathematics

    Mathematics needed for the study of the sciences. Topics include vector analysis, matrix operations, functions of a complex variable, Fourier series and integral transforms. Prerequisites: MAT 122 or MAT 236; and PHY 202. Also listed as PHY 425. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    MAT 429 - Special Topics in Mathematics

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. Fulfills: LASR. (1 to 4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    MAT 446 - Probability and Statistics

    An introduction to the theory of probability; random variables and probability distributions; mathematical expectations; special probability distributions; topics in statistical inference, including estimation and hypothesis testing. Prerequisite: A grade of C- or better in MAT 237. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    MAT 480 - History of Mathematics

    This course provides an overview of the history of mathematics in various cultures from 3,000 B.C. into the 19th century, focusing on significant ideas that helped shape the discipline. Prerequisites: a grade of C- or above in MAT 224 and either MAT 122 or MAT 236. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    MAT 495 - Readings in Mathematical Literature

    Semi-independent study directed by member of mathematics staff. Course may be repeated for a maximum of nine credit hours. Registration by special consent only. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    MAT 501 - Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics

    Logic, sets, relations, functions, number systems and techniques of proof. Prerequisite: Consent of department. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    MAT 502 - Topics in Geometry and Number Theory

    Applications and extensions of concepts basic to secondary school mathematics. Topics discussed include number theory and a transition from Euclidean to non-Euclidean geometry. Prerequisite: Consent of department. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    MAT 511 - Chaos, Fractals and Dynamics

    Applications of advanced calculus to chaotic dynamical systems. Orbit analysis, bifurcations, symbolic dynamics, quadratic systems, Devaney's definition of chaos, Sarkovskii's Theorem, fractals, Julia and Mandelbrot sets. Prerequisite: MAT 501 or consent of department. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    MAT 529 - Special Topics in Mathematics

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. Fulfills: LASR. (1 to 4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    MAT 537 - Complex Analysis

    Introduction to integration, differentiation, series expansion of complex functions. Prerequisite: MAT 501. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    MAT 558 - Applications from Mathematical Statistics

    Theory and applications of estimation, hypothesis testing, ANOVA, regression and correlation, and computing. Prerequisite: An undergraduate course in statistics. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    MAT 567 - Topology

    Introduction to the concepts of point-set topology and those properties which describe and distinguish various topological spaces. Prerequisite: MAT 501 or consent of department. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally

Adolescence Education MAT

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    AED 391 - Introduction to Adolescence Education (MAT)

    Students will develop a coherent and comprehensive personal educational philosophy; analyze the role of education and teachers in society; demonstrate an understanding of teacher certification standards and requirements; evaluate teaching, lesson planning and implementation and cooperative skills; and develop a portfolio. The course includes 25 hours of field observation/teaching experience. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester

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Air Force ROTC

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    AFS 101 - Heritage and Values of the United States Air Force I

    This is a survey course designed to introduce students to the United States Air Force and provides an overview of the basic characteristics, missions and organization of the Air Force. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    AFS 102 - Heritage and Values of the United States Air Force II

    Continuation of AFS 101. This is a survey course designed to introduce students to the United States Air Force and provides an overview of the basic characteristics, missions and organization of the Air Force. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    AFS 141 - Initial Military Experience I

    Introduction to the responsibilities, life and work of an Air Force officer. Basic knowledge of drill and ceremonies, military courtesies and the wearing of the uniform. Notes: All Air Force cadets spend two hours a week throughout the academic year in a leadership laboratory, for which no academic credit is given. Occasionally laboratories are held at times other than the normally scheduled period. All cadets are expected to participate in an evening formal dinner and to meet minimum physical fitness and weight standards each semester. Leadership lab is open to students qualified to compete for an Air Force commission.(1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    AFS 142 - Initial Military Experience II

    Introduction to the responsibilities, life and work of an Air Force officer. Basic knowledge of drill and ceremonies, military courtesies and the wearing of the uniform. Notes: All Air Force cadets spend two hours a week throughout the academic year in a leadership laboratory, for which no academic credit is given. Occasionally laboratories are held at times other than the normally scheduled period. All cadets are expected to participate in an evening formal dinner and to meet minimum physical fitness and weight standards each semester. Leadership lab is open to students qualified to compete for an Air Force commission.(1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    AFS 201 - Team and Leadership Fundamentals I

    Focuses on laying the foundation for teams and leadership. The topics include skills that will allow cadets to improve their leadership on a personal level and within a team. The courses will prepare cadets for their field training experience where they will be able to put the concepts learned into practice. The purpose is to instill a leadership mindset and to motivate sophomore students to transition from AFROTC cadet to AFROTC officer candidate. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    AFS 202 - Team and Leadership Fundamentals II

    Continuation of AFS 201. Focuses on laying the foundation for teams and leadership. The topics include skills that will allow cadets to improve their leadership on a personal level and within a team. The courses will prepare cadets for their field training experience where they will be able to put the concepts learned into practice. The purpose is to instill a leadership mindset and to motivate sophomore students to transition from AFROTC cadet to AFROTC officer candidate. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    AFS 241 - Intermediate Military Experience I

    Designed to help students develop skills in giving commands for drill and ceremonies. Students are also introduced to the Air Force base environment in which the officer functions. Career areas available based on academic majors are described. Students participate in military drills and ceremonies. Notes: All Air Force cadets spend two hours a week throughout the academic year in a leadership laboratory, for which no academic credit is given. Occasionally laboratories are held at times other than the normally scheduled period. All cadets are expected to participate in an evening formal dinner and to meet minimum physical fitness and weight standards each semester. Leadership lab is open to students qualified to compete for an Air Force commission.(1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    AFS 242 - Intermediate Military Experience II

    Designed to help students develop skills in giving commands for drill and ceremonies. Students are also introduced to the Air Force base environment in which the officer functions. Career areas available based on academic majors are described. Students participate in military drills and ceremonies. Notes: All Air Force cadets spend two hours a week throughout the academic year in a leadership laboratory, for which no academic credit is given. Occasionally laboratories are held at times other than the normally scheduled period. All cadets are expected to participate in an evening formal dinner and to meet minimum physical fitness and weight standards each semester. Leadership lab is open to students qualified to compete for an Air Force commission.(1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    AFS 301 - Leading People and Effective Communication I

    Teaches cadets advances skills and knowledge in management and leadership. Special emphasis is placed in enhancing leadership skills and communication. Cadets have an opportunity to try out these leadership and management techniques in a supervised environment as juniors and seniors. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    AFS 302 - Leading People and Effective Communication II

    Continuation of AFS 301. Teaches cadets advances skills and knowledge in management and leadership. Special emphasis is placed in enhancing leadership skills and communication. Cadets have an opportunity to try out these leadership and management techniques in a supervised environment as juniors and seniors. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    AFS 341 - Junior Officer Leadership Experiences I

    Cadets assume leadership responsibilities similar to those of a junior officer. Emphasis is on the importance of applying effective human relations skills in dealing with superiors, peers and subordinates. Cadets also gain insight into the general structure and progression patterns of selected Air Force officer career fields. Notes: All Air Force cadets spend two hours a week throughout the academic year in a leadership laboratory, for which no academic credit is given. Occasionally laboratories are held at times other than the normally scheduled period. All cadets are expected to participate in an evening formal dinner and to meet minimum physical fitness and weight standards each semester. Leadership lab is open to students qualified to compete for an Air Force commission.(1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    AFS 342 - Junior Officer Leadership Experiences II

    Cadets assume leadership responsibilities similar to those of a junior officer. Emphasis is on the importance of applying effective human relations skills in dealing with superiors, peers, and subordinates. Cadets also gain insight into the general structure and progression patterns of selected Air Force officer career fields. Notes: All Air Force cadets spend two hours a week throughout the academic year in a leadership laboratory, for which no academic credit is given. Occasionally laboratories are held at times other than the normally scheduled period. All cadets are expected to participate in an evening formal dinner and to meet minimum physical fitness and weight standards each semester. Leadership lab is open to students qualified to compete for an Air Force commission.(1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    AFS 401 - National Security Affairs/Preparation for Active Duty I

    Designed for college seniors and gives them the foundation to understand their role as military officers in American society. It is an overview of the complex social and political issues facing the military profession and requires a measure of sophistication commensurate with the senior college level. The final semester provides information that will prepare the cadets for Active Duty. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    AFS 402 - National Security Affairs/Preparation for Active Duty II

    Continuation of AFS 401. Designed for college seniors and gives them the foundation to understand their role as military officers in American society. It is an overview of the complex social and political issues facing the military profession and requires a measure of sophistication commensurate with the senior college level. The final semester provides information that will prepare the cadets for Active Duty. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    AFS 441 - Advanced Leadership Experiences

    Cadets assume command leadership responsibilities to operate a military organization. Cadets apply effective leadership and managerial techniques with individuals and groups and participate in self-analysis of leadership and managerial abilities. Notes: All Air Force cadets spend two hours a week throughout the academic year in a leadership laboratory, for which no academic credit is given. Occasionally, laboratories are held at times other than the normally scheduled period. All cadets are expected to participate in an evening formal dinner and to meet minimum physical fitness and weight standards each semester. Leadership lab is open to students qualified to compete for an Air Force commission.(1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    AFS 442 - Precommissioning Laboratory

    Factors that facilitate transition from civilian to military life are reviewed. The need for military security, base services and activities, personal finances, travel regulations and social obligations are introduced. Notes: All Air Force cadets spend two hours a week throughout the academic year in a leadership laboratory, for which no academic credit is given. Occasionally, laboratories are held at times other than the normally scheduled period. All cadets are expected to participate in an evening formal dinner and to meet minimum physical fitness and weight standards each semester. Leadership lab is open to students qualified to compete for an Air Force commission.(1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring

Army ROTC

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    MLS 101 - Foundations of Officership

    The purpose of this course is to introduce to students the issues and competencies that are central to a leader's responsibilities. It is comprised of five modules of instruction: ethics and values, leadership, personal development, physical well-being and the Army profession. Additionally, this course addresses the specific life skills of time management, stress management and physical fitness. Applicable Leadership Lab: MLS 151. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    MLS 102 - Basic Leadership

    This course is designed to build upon the fundamentals introduced in MLS 101 by focusing on communication skills, leadership and problem solving. It is comprised of four modules of instruction: communications, personal development, physical wellbeing and the Army profession. Life skills addressed in this course are: effective writing, goal setting, problem solving, active listening, nutrition, developmental counseling and assertiveness skill development. Applicable Leadership Lab: MLS 152. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    MLS 151 - Leadership Laboratory I

    Students meet for two hours each week to learn a variety of skills including first aid, drill and ceremonies, weapons familiarization and physical fitness training. For those students taking MLS 101 and 102. Notes: No credit is given for practical leadership training, but participation is optional for all students taking MSL courses. Training consists of physical fitness training three times per week and two hours of leadership laboratories each week. Students receive physical education credit for the laboratory.
    Frequency code not given.
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    MLS 152 - Leadership Laboratory I

    Students meet for two hours each week to learn a variety of skills including first aid, drill and ceremonies, weapons familiarization and physical fitness training. For those students taking MLS 101 and 102. Notes: No credit is given for practical leadership training, but participation is optional for all students taking MSL courses. Training consists of physical fitness training three times per week and two hours of leadership laboratories each week. Students receive physical education credit for the laboratory.
    Frequency code not given.
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    MLS 201 - Individual Leadership Studies

    This course focuses on how to build teams, how to influence, how to communicate, how and when to make decisions, how to engage in creative problem solving and how to plan and organize. Values and ethics, along with the life skills taught in MLS 101 and 102 are also reinforced. Applicable Leadership Lab: MLS 251. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    MLS 202 - Leadership and Teamwork

    This course is a continuation of MLS 201 with more practical applications of team building. This course focuses on how to build teams, how to influence, how to communicate, how and when to make decisions, how to engage in creative problem solving and how to plan and organize. Values and ethics, along with the life skills taught in MLS 101 and 102 are also reinforced. Applicable Leadership Lab: MLS 252. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    MLS 251 - Leadership Laboratory II

    Students meet for two hours each week as members of the cadet organization to participate in practical leadership exercises. Types of practical activities include rifle marksmanship, orienteering, drill and ceremonies, signal communications, physical fitness training, first aid, tactics and field exercises. For those students taking MLS 201 and 102. Notes: No credit is given for practical leadership training, but participation is optional for all students taking MSL courses. Training consists of physical fitness training three times per week and two hours of leadership laboratories each week. Students receive physical education credit for the laboratory.
    Frequency code not given.
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    MLS 252 - Leadership Laboratory II

    Students meet for two hours each week as members of the cadet organization to participate in practical leadership exercises. Types of practical activities include rifle marksmanship, orienteering, drill and ceremonies, signal communications, physical fitness training, first aid, tactics and field exercises. For those students taking MLS 201 and 102. Notes: No credit is given for practical leadership training, but participation is optional for all students taking MSL courses. Training consists of physical fitness training three times per week and two hours of leadership laboratories each week. Students receive physical education credit for the laboratory.
    Frequency code not given.
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    MLS 301 - Leadership and Problem Solving

    The focus of this course is leadership development. Students will learn to objectively analyze their personal leadership skills and performance while planning and conducting group training events. The life skills taught during MLS 101, 102, 201and 202 will be reinforced. Applicable Leadership Lab: MLS 351. (2 cr. hr. )
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    MLS 302 - Leadership and Ethics

    This course is designed to continue the development of students as leaders by presenting instruction in the three foundational areas of interpersonal communication, values and ethics, and leadership. The modules focus on general communication theory, nonverbal communication, written and spoken communication skills, ethical decision-making, moral leadership, consideration of others — respecting diversity — spiritual needs, leadership and personality assessments, transactional and transformational leadership, and adult development. Prerequisite: MLS 301. Applicable Leadership Lab: MLS 352. (2 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    MLS 351 - Leadership Laboratory III

    Students meet for two hours a week and occasional weekends to prepare for a five-week summer camp that follow their junior year. Emphasis is placed on the development of individual and leadership skills. Students rotate through leadership positions to practice applying decision-making skills in myriad situations. For those students taking MLS 301 and 302. Notes: No credit is given for practical leadership training, but participation is optional for all students taking MSL courses. Training consists of physical fitness training three times per week and two hours of leadership laboratories each week. Students receive physical education credit for the laboratory.
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    MLS 352 - Leadership Laboratory III

    Students meet for two hours a week and on occasional weekends to prepare for a five-week summer camp that follows their junior year. Emphasis is placed on the development of individual and leadership skills. Students rotate through leadership positions to practice applying decision-making skills in myriad situations. For those students taking MLS 301 and 302. Notes: No credit is given for practical leadership training, but participation is optional for all students taking MSL courses. Training consists of physical fitness training three times per week and two hours of leadership laboratories each week. Students receive physical education credit for the laboratory.
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    MLS 401 - Leadership and Management

    This course concentrates on operations and training management, communications and leadership skills, staff coordination, effective meetings, social exchange and expectancy theories, and personal problem and crisis counseling skills. Prerequisite: MLS 302. Applicable Leadership Lab: MLS 451. (2 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    MLS 402 - Officership

    This course concentrates on assessing and establishing an ethical climate within an organization, financial planning, the foundations of military law, the Uniform Code of Military Justice, and the law of warfare. This is a capstone course designed to prepare the student for commissioning in the Army as a second lieutenant. Students are required to produce and brief their capstone leadership project. Prerequisite: MLS 401. Applicable Leadership Lab: MLS 452. Notes: No credit is given for practical leadership training, but participation is optional for all students taking MSL courses. Training consists of physical fitness training three times per week and two hours of leadership laboratories each week. Students receive physical education credit for the laboratory.(2 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    MLS 451 - Leadership Laboratory IV

    Senior students evaluate and counsel juniors on the planning and conduct of the weekly leadership labs. Seniors have an opportunity to practice leadership skills developed during previous ROTC training and summer camp experiences. For those students taking MLS 401 and 402. Notes: No credit is given for practical leadership training, but participation is optional for all students taking MSL courses. Training consists of physical fitness training three times per week and two hours of leadership laboratories each week. Students receive physical education credit for the laboratory.
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    MLS 452 - Leadership Laboratory IV

    Senior students evaluate and counsel juniors on the planning and conduct of the weekly Leadership Labs. Seniors have an opportunity to practice leadership skills developed during previous ROTC training and summer camp experiences. For those students taking MLS 401 and 402. Notes: No credit is given for practical leadership training, but participation is optional for all students taking MLS courses. Training consists of physical fitness training three times per week and two hours of leadership laboratories each week. Students receive physical education credit for the laboratory.
    Frequency code S = offered in spring

Modern Languages Department

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Adolescence Education

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    AED 323 - Seminar for Field Experience

    Seminar for field experience in adolescence education (French and Spanish). Forty hours of field experience are required in this course. Seminar-based course to provide a variety of field experiences for preservice teachers. Observations and field reports from secondary classroom experiences required. Prerequisites: Admission to the adolescence education program and grade point average consistent with "good standing" status — not below 2.5.  Grading: S, U grades are assigned. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    AED 391 - Introduction to Adolescence Education (MDL)

    Students will develop a coherent and comprehensive personal educational philosophy; analyze the role of education and teachers in society; demonstrate an understanding of teacher certification standards and requirements; evaluate teaching, lesson planning and implementation and cooperative skills; and develop a portfolio. The course includes 25 hours of field observation/teaching experience. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    AED 437 - Methods of Teaching Second Languages in Middle/Junior and High Schools I

    Methods of teaching second languages at the middle/junior high and high school levels through discussion, demonstrations, lectures and peer teaching. AED 437, 438 and SPE 275 must be taken concurrently. Prerequisites: PSY 101; PSY 231 or 232; AED 391; admission to the program; in addition, ASP and AFR majors must have AED 323 and 24 credit hours of study in the language at the 300 level or above. Students must receive a grade of B or better in this course as one requirement of eligibility for student teaching. Fulfills: PRES. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered very semester
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    AED 438 - Methods of Teaching Second Languages in Middle/Junior and High Schools II

    Methods of teaching second languages at the middle/junior high and high school levels through discussion, demonstrations, lectures and peer teaching. AED 437, 438 and SPE 275 must be taken concurrently. Thirty-five hours of field experience are required. Prerequisites: PSY 101; PSY 231 or 232; AED 391; admission to the program; in addition, ASP and AFR majors must have AED 323 and 24 credit hours of study in the language at the 300 level or above. Students must receive a grade of B or better in this course as one requirement of eligibility for student teaching. Fulfills: PRES. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    AED 439 - Student Teaching: Adolescence Education - Second Languages

    Student teaching in second languages. Prerequisites: AED 437 and 438. Additionally, for adolescence education: French and Spanish majors, 24 credit hours of study in the language at the 300 level or above and a minimum score of Intermediate High on the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview. See catalog program description for all eligibility criteria. Grading: S, U grades are assigned. (12 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    AED 440 - Student Teaching: K-12 Education TESOL

    Student teaching in TESOL (K-12). Prerequisites: Grade of B or better in AED 437, AED 438 and ESL 303; passing score on the Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST). Grading: S, U grades are assigned. (12 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester

American Sign Language

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    ASL 101 - Beginning American Sign Language I

    Introduction to the study of American Sign Language (ASL), including grammar and syntax, basic vocabulary and appropriate protocol when using the language. Emphasis on developing communication strategies in ASL and on the configuration and culture of the deaf community. Fulfills: GE 9. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    ASL 102 - Beginning American Sign Language II

    Continuation of work begun in ASL 101. Prerequisite: ASL 101. Fulfills: GE 9. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    ASL 201 - Intermediate American Sign Language I

    Continued development of the skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing with emphasis on developing communicative strategies at the intermediate level. Expanding cultural knowledge of the deaf. Prerequisite: ASL 102. Fulfills: GE 9. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    ASL 202 - Intermediate American Sign Language II

    Continuation of work undertaken in Intermediate Sign Language I. Prerequisite: ASL 201. Fulfills: GE 9. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year

Arabic

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    ARA 101 - Beginning Arabic I

    Introduction to the skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing, with exposure to Arabic culture and peoples. Emphasis on developing communicative strategies in Arabic. Fulfills: GE 9; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    ARA 102 - Beginning Arabic II

    Continuation of work begun in ARA 101. Emphasis on developing communicative strategies in Arabic. Prerequisite: ARA 101 or equivalent. Fulfills: GE 9; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    ARA 201 - Intermediate Arabic I

    Continued language skill development, with emphasis on developing communicative ability at the intermediate level and expanding sophistication of expression and cultural knowledge. Prerequisite: ARA 102 or equivalent. Fulfills: GE 9; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    ARA 202 - Intermediate Arabic II

    Conclusion of intermediate-level language study and skill development, with continued emphasis on developing intermediate-level communicative ability while expanding sophistication of expression and cultural knowledge. Pre-requisite: ARA 201 or equivalent. Fulfills: GE 9; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring

Chinese

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    CHI 101 - Beginning Chinese I

    Introduction to the skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing, with exposure to Chinese culture. Emphasis on developing communicative strategies in Chinese. Fulfills: GE 9; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    CHI 102 - Beginning Chinese II

    Continuation of work begun in CHI 101. Prerequisite: CHI 101. Fulfills: GE 9; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    CHI 201 - Intermediate Chinese I

    Continued development of the skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing with emphasis on developing communicative strategies at the second-year level. Expanding cultural knowledge. Prerequisite: CHI 102 or equivalent. Fulfills: GE 9; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    CHI 202 - Intermediate Chinese II

    Continuation of work undertaken in Intermediate Chinese I. Prerequisite: CHI 201 or equivalent. Fulfills: GE 9; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring

English as a Second Language

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    ESL 101 - English as a Second Language I

    Introduction for non-native English speakers designed to further develop and strengthen academic English skills including listening, speaking, reading, writing and study skills. Prerequisite: Consent of department. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    ESL 102 - English as a Second Language II

    Continuation of work done in ESL 101. Prerequisite: ESL 101. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    ESL 300 - Theoretical Foundations of Teaching English as a Second Language

    A survey of the theoretical foundations of current trends in the teaching of English as a Second Language (ESL). While the practical concerns of the ESL professional are addressed, emphasis is on the role of theories of English language learning and teaching in informing practice. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    ESL 301 - Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language

    Methods of teaching, reading, writing, speaking and communicating in English as a Second Language (ESL). Application of theories of second language acquisition and pedagogy to the teaching of ESL. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    ESL 302 - Applied Linguistics for Teachers of English as a Second Language

    Introduction to some of the major areas within applied linguistics, e.g., morphology, syntax, phonology, register variation, focusing on pedagogical implications in the field of Teaching English as a Second Language. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    ESL 303 - English Grammar for TESOL

    Surveys English grammar from a three-dimensional perspective (structure, meaning and use), follows a descriptive approach and emphasizes grammatical issues typically observed in the language produced by English learners. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    ESL 400 - Teaching Reading in the Second Language Classroom

    Provides a theoretical and practical grasp of several current views of first and second language reading; investigates diagnostic techniques that can be used to identify strategies of non-native readers, examines materials, teaching methods and testing procedures used in foreign language and English as a Second Language (ESL) classrooms. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    ESL 401 - Teaching Writing in the Second Language Classroom

    Provides a theoretical and practical grasp of several current views of first and second language writing; investigates diagnostic techniques that can be used to identify strategies of non-native writers, examines materials, teaching methods and testing procedures used in foreign language and English as a Second Language (ESL) classrooms. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    ESL 402 - Teaching English as a Second Language in the Content Area

    Materials and techniques for the teaching of English as a Second Language (ESL) through content areas such as mathematics, social studies and science. Application of theories of second language acquisition and pedagogy to teaching ESL in these areas. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    ESL 403 - Second Language Testing and Assessment

    Provides a theoretical and practical understanding of current views of second language testing; investigates the various forms of testing and assessment in general, as well as in each of the four skill areas: reading, writing, listening and speaking. Prerequisites: ESL 300 and 301. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    ESL 404 - ESL Literacy in the Elementary School

    Methods of teaching emergent and beginning ESL readers, with an emphasis on developing oral language, phonological awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, listening and reading comprehension, spelling and writing skills. Includes 40 hours of field experience. Prerequisite: ESL 300 or consent of department. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    ESL 405 - ESL Teaching Via Videoconference

    ESL teaching practice through videoconferencing; reviews and expands on concepts and theories addressed in ESL methodology courses; examines technology as a tool to enhance teaching and learning second languages; highlights the importance of cross-cultural awareness in second language teaching. May be taken up to nine credit hours. Prerequisite: Consent of department. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    ESL 406 - Educating English Language Learners

    Overview of theory and research on first and second language and literacy development, bilingualism and the evolution of language policy in the U.S. Examines language prejudice and discrimination as institutionalized by schools and aims to dispel widely held misconceptions regarding the education of English language learners. Prepares mainstream classroom teachers to work effectively with this student population across grade levels and across subject areas. Fulfulls: GE 11; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    ESL 422 - Theory and Practice of Bilingual/Multicultural Education

    Provides a foundation in the historical, sociopolitical, linguistic and educational issues related to bilingual and multicultural education. Prerequisite: ESL 300. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    ESL 503 - Second Language Testing and Assessment

    Provides a theoretical and practical understanding of current views of second language testing; investigates the various forms of testing and assessment in general, as well as in each of the four skill areas: reading, writing, listening and speaking. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    ESL 504 - ESL Literacy in the Elementary School

    Methods of teaching emergent and beginning ESL readers, with an emphasis on developing oral language, phonological awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, listening and reading comprehension, spelling, and writing skills.  (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    ESL 522 - Theory and Practice of Bilingual/Multicultural Education

    Provides a foundation in the historical, sociopolitical, linguistic, and educational issues related to bilingual and multicultural education. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year

Foreign Literature in English Translation

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    FLT 493 - Foreign Films in Translation

    Analysis of translated texts of 12 films. Critical works on these films, subsequent viewing of films. Subtitles vary. Also listed as CIN 493. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally

French

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    FRE 101 - Beginning French I

    Introduction to the skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing, with exposure to French and Francophone culture. Emphasis on developing communicative strategies in French. Fulfills: GE 9; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    FRE 102 - Beginning French II

    Continuation of work begun in FRE 101. Prerequisite: FRE 101 or equivalent. Fulfills: GE 9; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    FRE 129 - Special Topics in French

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    FRE 201 - Intermediate French I

    Continued development of the skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing with emphasis on developing communicative strategies at the intermediate level. Expanding cultural knowledge with exposure to literature. Prerequisite: FRE 102 or equivalent. Fulfills: GE 9; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    FRE 202 - Intermediate French II

    Continuation of work undertaken at the intermediate level in FRE 201. Prerequisite: FRE 201 or equivalent. Fulfills: GE 9; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    FRE 229 - Special Topics in French

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    FRE 305 - French Conversation and Composition

    Development of increasing listening, speaking, reading and writing ability in French through conversational activities and role-playing. Acquisition of survival skills, tools for expressing opinions and emotions, and expanded vocabulary. Grammar review based on individual needs apparent in student writings. Prerequisite: FRE 202 or above. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    FRE 307 - French Through the Media

    Study of the changing image of French society as portrayed in a variety of media (films, the World Wide Web, television, the press). Emphasis on oral expression, listening comprehension and vocabulary expansion. Grammar review undertaken on an individual basis, through students' writing. Prerequisite: FRE 202 or above. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    FRE 309 - Grammatical Structure of French

    Morphology, grammar and syntax of present-day French, oral and written. Prerequisite: FRE 202 or above. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    FRE 310 - Pratique de la Lecture

    Techniques of close reading, including procedures used in explication de texte. Practice in written French through compositions and journal writing. Prerequisite: FRE 202 or above. LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    FRE 311 - Francophone Literatures

    Novels, poetry and drama in French from Canada, Africa, the French Antilles, Vietnam, etc. (places other than continental France). Introduction to the study of genre using Francophone literature as texts. Prerequisite: FRE 202 or above. Fulfills: GE 7; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    FRE 312 - La Pratique de L'Écriture

    Extensive writing in French on a wide range of topics explored through a variety of sample texts including electronic resources such as online government documents, radio and television materials, and various other literary and nonliterary texts, both current and historical. Discussions and written assignments submitted and evaluated in French. Emphasis on clarity of expression; attention to various styles of writing — descriptive, expository, persuasive, narrative, etc. Prerequisite: FRE 202 or above. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    FRE 315 - Introduction to French Literature I

    Survey of literary genres, representative works: medieval period to 1700. Prerequisite: FRE 202 or above. Fulfills: GE 7; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    FRE 316 - Introduction to French Literature II

    From 1700 to modern times. Prerequisite: FRE 202 or above. Fulfills: GE 7; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    FRE 318 - French Civilization

    Modern French society, culture. Readings, discussion in French. Subtitles specify emphasis on historical background or specific contemporary topics. May be repeated as subtitle changes. Prerequisite: FRE 202. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    FRE 319 - Francophone Civilization

    An exploration of Francophone civilization as it manifests itself in the Caribbean, Africa, North America, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and various French territorial possessions. Attention is given to historical reasons why the French language is present throughout the world, and extensive readings, often Internet based, allow students to familiarize themselves with various Francophone cultures and analyze them comparatively. Readings and discussions are in French. Prerequisite: FRE 202 or above. Fulfills: PRES. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    FRE 320 - French and Careers

    Development of technical language skills for effective communication in various fields, using authentic materials drawn from print and electronic media. Role playing and written assignments providing practice in everyday situations encountered in the tourism industry, translation and interpreting, the medical profession, banking, the business world. Prerequisites: FRE 202 or above. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    FRE 329 - Special Topics in French

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    FRE 333 - Practicum: Teaching Intermediate French I

    Participation as supervised teaching assistant in all activities of Intermediate French I; special responsibility for leading structured drills and conversation with small groups. Prerequisites: FRE 305 or above, consent of instructor. (2 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    FRE 334 - Practicum: Teaching Intermediate French II

    Participation as supervised teaching assistant in all activities of Intermediate French II; special responsibility for leading structured drills and conversation with small groups. Prerequisites: FRE 305 or above, consent of instructor. (2 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    FRE 357 - Advanced French Proficiency

    Oral work towards increased control of communicative functions. Focus on structures and strategies essential to effective description, comparison, past tense narration, reacting, recommending, expressing opinions and preferences, hypothesizing and speaking in the future. Emphasis will be on raising the student's oral proficiency level. Prerequisite: FRE 202 or above. Fulfills: LASR. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    FRE 407 - Commercial French

    Vocabulary and forms of French commercial usage. Enrolled students may register to take the exam for the certificat for proficiency in commercial French offered by the Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie de Paris. Prerequisite: One 300-level French course, 305 or above. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    FRE 413 - French Literature of the Seventeenth Century

    Descartes, Corneille, Moliere, Racine, Pascal, LaRochefoucauld, according to subtitle. May be repeated as subtitle changes. Prerequisite: FRE 311, 315 or 316. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    FRE 415 - French Literature of the Eighteenth Century

    Literature of the Enlightenment. Voltaire, Rousseau, Montesquieu or Diderot; the Encyclopedists, La Nouvelle Héloïse, according to subtitle. May be repeated as subtitle changes. Prerequisite: FRE 311, 315 or 316. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    FRE 417 - Literature of the Nineteenth Century

    Romanticism, realism, symbolism, naturalism. Novel from 1815 to 1850, novel from 1850 to 1900, poetry of Romantic period, symbolist poetry, drama and opera after 1850, according to subtitle. May be repeated as subtitle changes. Prerequisite: FRE 311, 315 or 316. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    FRE 419 - Literature of the Twentieth Century

    Selected readings. Subtitles indicate area of study, which maybe a genre, a period, a literary or philosophical movement, or a theme. May be repeated as subtitle changes. Prerequisite: FRE 311, 315 or 316. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    FRE 423 - Themes in Literature

    Themes as basis for study of several works or authors, e.g., women, love, society, revolution. For students with knowledge of French, although subject may be comparative in nature if indicated by subtitle. May be repeated as subtitle changes. Prerequisite: FRE 311, 315 or 316. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    FRE 425 - French Cinema

    History of French cinema from its beginnings through the present. Selected readings, study of film techniques and an analysis of a wide variety of films. Prerequisites: FRE 315 or FRE 316 or FRE 311. Fulfills: GE 8; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally.
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    FRE 429 - Special Topics in French

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    FRE 503 - Advanced Grammatical Structure of French

    Advanced work in French stylistics; special problems in morphology, grammar and syntax of present-day French, oral and written. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    FRE 504 - Teaching French Civilization

    France and the modern Francophone world. In-depth study of various aspects of French and Francophone civilization, with particular focus on the development and integration of materials for use in the public school classroom. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    FRE 505 - Techniques of Translating French

    Career-orientated translation training: film dubbing, simultaneous translation, commercial translation, etc. May be repeated as subtitle changes. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    FRE 506 - Teaching French Literature

    In-depth study of selected texts from French and Francophone literature, with particular focus on the development and integration of materials for use in the public school classroom. Prerequisites: Two literature courses at the 300 or 400 level. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    FRE 515 - Seminar in Literature

    Topics defined by subtitle. Knowledge of French required. Major texts read in French even when topic in comparative literature is presented. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    FRE 517 - Independent Study

    Individual supervised study. May be repeated; no more than six credit hours may be used toward degree. Prerequisite: Two semesters of 300-level courses, consent of department. (1-3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    FRE 529 - Special Topics in French

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally

German

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    GER 101 - Beginning German I

    Introduction to the skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing, with exposure to German culture. Emphasis on developing communicative strategies in German. Fulfills: GE 9; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    GER 102 - Beginning German II

    Continuation of work begun in GER 101. Prerequisite: GER 101 or equivalent. Fulfills: GE 9; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    GER 129 - Special Topics in German

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    GER 201 - Intermediate German I

    Continued development of the skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing with emphasis on developing communicative strategies at the intermediate level. Expanding cultural knowledge with exposure to literature. Prerequisite: GER 102 or equivalent. Fulfills: GE 9; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    GER 202 - Intermediate German II

    Continuation of work undertaken at the intermediate level in GER 201. Prerequisite: GER 201 or equivalent. Fulfills: GE 9; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    GER 229 - Special Topics in German

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    GER 329 - Special Topics in German

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    GER 429 - Special Topics in German

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    GER 517 - Independent Study

    Individual supervised study. May be repeated; no more than six credit hours may be used toward degree. Prerequisite: Two semesters of 300-level courses; consent of department (2-3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally

Italian

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    ITA 101 - Beginning Italian I

    Introduction to the skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing, with exposure to Italian culture. Emphasis on developing communicative ability in Italian. Fulfills: GE 9; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    ITA 102 - Beginning Italian II

    Continued development of the skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing, with emphasis on developing communicative ability at the beginning level. Expansion of cultural knowledge. Prerequisite: ITA 101 or equivalent. Fulfills: GE 9; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    ITA 201 - Intermediate Italian I

    Continued language skill development, with emphasis on developing communicative ability at the intermediate level and expanding sophistication of expression and cultural knowledge. Prerequisite: ITA 102 or equivalent. Fulfills: GE 9; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    ITA 202 - Intermediate Italian II

    Conclusion of intermediate-level language study and skill development, with continued emphasis on developing intermediate-level communicative ability, while expanding sophistication of expression and cultural knowledge. Prerequisite: ITA 201 or equivalent. Fulfills: GE 9; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring

Modern Languages

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    ICC 129 - Special Topics in International Communications and Culture

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ICC 143 - International Student Seminar

    Facilitates the intellectual and social integration of international students into the academic community of SUNY Cortland. Engages students in critical thinking about their personal, academic and social development as they make the transition to SUNY Cortland. Consent of department. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    ICC 145 - Introduction to Academic Language and University Practices

    Introduces international students (students whose first language is not English) and TESOL majors to academic language. Special emphasis is placed on discipline-specific discourse conventions and assignments. Prerequisite: Consent of department. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    ICC 146 - Academic Writing Across Disciplines

    Instructs international students (students whose first language is not English) and TESOL majors in academic process writing and genre-specific language features. Special emphasis is also placed on discipline-specific writing assignments. Prerequisite: Consent of department. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    ICC 147 - Academic Grammar and Vocabulary

    Introduces international students — students whose first language is not English— to academic grammar and vocabulary conventions. Reinforces and complements topics in ICC 145. Consent of department. (1.5 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    ICC 148 - Academic Grammar and Vocabulary Across Disciplines

    Provides international students, students whose first language is not English, with the necessary tools and practice to enhance the grammatical and lexical accuracy and sophistication of their academic writing across the curriculum. Students will be able to identify and correct errors as well as accurately use lexico-grammatical features often found in discipline-specific academic writing. Prerequisite: Consent of department. (1.5 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    ICC 149 - Academic Listening and Speaking

    Provides international students — students whose first language is not English— with intensive practice in academic listening and speaking. Emphasizes listening strategies, note-taking skills and interpersonal, interpretive and presentational skills, which are crucial for the success of international students in an American university setting. Consent of department. (1.5 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    ICC 150 - Academic Listening and Speaking Across the Disciplines

    This course is designed to provide instruction and practice in both oral and aural communication skills necessary for success across all disciplines. Critical listening skills are taught, and students work on improving their pronunciation and their ability to clearly and appropriately express their ideas. Emphasis is placed on preparing students to both lead and take part in academic classroom discussions. Prerequisite: Consent of department. (1.5 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring; C = offered at least once every two years
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    ICC 201 - Introduction to the Literature of U.S. Latinos

    Selected works of drama, fiction and poetry by U.S. authors of Latin American heritage, written primarily in English. Some knowledge of Spanish helpful, but not necessary. Prerequisite: CPN 101 or 103. Fulfills: GE 7; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ICC 229 - Special Topics in International Communications and Culture

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ICC 324 - Foreign Languages For The Elementary School

    Theory, methodology, materials, classroom management and curriculum development for teaching foreign languages at the elementary school level (FLES). In-school practicum component included. Approved by NYSED for FLES certification. Prerequisite: Any 300-level FRE or SPA course. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ICC 325 - Foreign Language Practicum in the Elementary Classroom

    Opportunity for advanced language students to present weekly foreign language lessons to elementary school pupils. In addition, weekly group meeting with course instructor. May be repeated for up to four credit hours in any one language. Prerequisite: ICC 324. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ICC 329 - Special Topics in International Communications and Culture

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ICC 353 - Linguistics for Language Teachers

    Introduction to theoretical and descriptive linguistics for Romance languages: phonetics and phonology, morphology, semantics, syntax and pragmatics. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    ICC 429 - Special Topics in International Communications and Culture

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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Dance

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    DNC 101 - Ballet I

    A dance technique and study course that explores the development of ballet as a base technique for professional dance in the theatre. May be repeated for one additional credit hour. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    DNC 102 - Jazz Dance I

    A dance technique and study course focused on style and syncopation of jazz dance. May be repeated for one additional credit hour. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    DNC 103 - Tap Dance I

    Exploration and development of basic tap dance technique. Exercises and combinations focus on strong rhythmic patterns and control. May be repeated for one additional credit hour. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    DNC 129 - Special Topics in Dance

    Selected topics.  May be taken more than once as subtitle changes.   Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    DNC 201 - Ballet II

    A continuation of the study and development of ballet technique, building on skills and concepts presented in Ballet I. Theoretical and practical vocabularies are expanded with more intricate and difficult combinations of steps and exercises. May be repeated for one additional credit hour. Prerequisite: DNC 101. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    DNC 203 - Tap Dance II

    Advanced styles and steps are developed. Expanded use of basic vocabulary learned in Tap I. May be repeated for one additional credit hour. Prerequisite: DNC 103. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    DNC 229 - Special Topics in Dance

    Selected Topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes.  Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    DNC 262 - Social and Folk Dance

    Introduction to folk dance terminology, formations and dance steps. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    DNC 301 - Ballet III

    Study and development of ballet technique, building on skills and concepts presented in Ballet II. Exercises and combinations include more challenging and intricate steps. May be repeated for one additional credit hour. Prerequisite: DNC 201. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    DNC 302 - Jazz Dance II

    Intermediate Jazz dance techniques continuing the skills developed in Jazz dance I. May be repeated for one additional credit hour. Prerequisites: DNC 101 and DNC 102, junior standing or permission of department. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    DNC 329 - Special Topics in Dance

    Selected Topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    DNC 401 - Ballet IV

    Study and development of ballet technique, building on skills and concepts presented in Ballet III. May be repeated for one additional credit hour. Prerequisite: DNC 301. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    DNC 411 - Advanced Ballet Technique

    Refine and further develop the technique of the advanced dancer.  Exercises will be  more complex and physically challenging. Prerequisite: DNC 401. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at at least once every two years
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    DNC 421 - Advanced Ballet Technique and Variations

    Continue the development of ballet technique with an emphasis on learning classical variations as well as exploring various ballet styles.  Prerequisite: DNC 401. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at at least once every two years
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    DNC 423 - Theatre Dance I

    Dance techniques and styles incorporating the various forms used in musical theatre. Prerequisites: DNC 103, 202, 301. DNC 103 and 202 may be taken concurrently with DNC 423. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    DNC 424 - Theatre Dance II

    Continued exploration of dance as a form of dramatic expression. The synthesis and interconnection of dance, music and drama are emphasized. May be repeated for one additional credit hour. Prerequisite: DNC 423. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    DNC 429 - Special Topics in Dance

    Selected Topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester

Music

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    MUS 100 - Music in Western Society: A Social Experience

    A survey of musical styles and cultures with a focus on ethnicity, gender and spirituality over time, ranging from art music of the medieval period to popular music of today.  Fulfills: GE 8; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester

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    MUS 101 - World Music

    Study of music cultures of the world's indigenous peoples. Shared musical ideas, social organization, common repertoires and material culture. Fulfills: GE 3 and GE 6; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    MUS 105 - Basic Musicianship I

    Intensive study of basic musical skills, including introductory music theory, sight singing, ear training and keyboard playing as applied to musical theatre scores. Fulfills: LASR (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    MUS 106 - Basic Musicianship II

    A continuation of the work on musical skills begun in MUS 105, with more individual applied work on learning songs, learning a part within a musical ensemble and sight-singing songs and ensembles. Prerequisite: MUS 105. Fulfills: LASR (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    MUS 110 - Survey of African American Music

    A general survey of African American music tracing the origin from colonial music of the 17th century to rap music of the 20th century. Also listed as AAS 110. Fulfills: GE 11; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    MUS 111 - Introduction to Music Theory

    Basic theory: experiences in melodic, rhythmic, harmonic expressions. Fulfills: GE 8; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    MUS 112 - Beginning Blues Guitar

    Examines the role of blues guitar in African-American history and culture through listening, discussion and performance. May be repeated once for credit. Also listed as AAS 112. (2 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    MUS 129 - Special Topics in Music

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. Notes: For qualified students with the consent of the department. All students taking applied music must be enrolled concurrently in at least one performing ensemble(1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    MUS 160 - Applied Piano

    Private lessons in piano. Each level may be repeated once. Fulfills: LASR. Notes: For qualified students with the consent of the department. All students taking applied music must be enrolled concurrently in at least one performing ensemble(2 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    MUS 163 - Applied Strings

    Private lessons in string instruments. Each level may be repeated once. Fulfills: LASR. Notes: For qualified students with the consent of the department. All students taking applied music must be enrolled concurrently in at least one performing ensemble.(2 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    MUS 164 - Applied Voice

    Private lessons in voice. Includes a zero-credit repertoire class scheduled separately. Each level may be repeated once. Fulfills: LASR. Notes: For qualified students with the consent of the department. All students taking applied music must be enrolled concurrently in at least one performing ensemble.(2 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    MUS 165 - Applied Woodwinds

    Private lessons in woodwind instruments. Each level may be repeated once. Fulfills: LASR. Notes: For qualified students with the consent of the department. All students taking applied music must be enrolled concurrently in at least one performing ensemble.(2 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    MUS 166 - Applied Brass

    Private lessons in brass instruments. Each level may be repeated once. Fulfills: LASR. Notes: For qualified students with the consent of the department. All students taking applied music must be enrolled concurrently in at least one performing ensemble.(2 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    MUS 180 - Piano Class I

    Fundamental piano technique, playing of solo pieces and duets. Only students without prior piano experience admitted. Fulfills: LASR. (2 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    MUS 181 - Piano Class II

    Prerequisite: MUS 180. Fulfills: LASR. (2 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    MUS 184 - Voice Class I

    Fundamental voice training; a standard repertoire of songs. Class, individual performance. Fulfills: LASR. (2 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    MUS 185 - Voice Class II

    Prerequisites: MUS 184, consent of instructor. Fulfills: LASR. (2 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    MUS 201 - Music Theory I

    For music majors or students with prior musical experience. Written theory: scales through basic harmonizations; applied theory: ear-training through keyboard harmony. Prerequisite: Consent of department. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    MUS 202 - Music Theory II

    Continuation of MUS 201: employment of fundamental chords, progressions in harmonizing given melodies. Keyboard experience, ear-training and analysis. Prerequisite: MUS 201. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    MUS 221 - Music History I

    The earliest examples of notated music in western culture through music's stylistic transformations in the Middle Ages and Renaissance Period (AD-1600). Prerequisite: Consent of department. Fulfills: GE 8; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    MUS 222 - Music History II

    A survey of the Baroque and Classical periods of music (1600-1825). Prerequisite: Consent of department. Fulfills: GE 8; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    MUS 223 - Music History III

    Music of the 19th and 20th centuries. Fulfills: GE 8; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall; C = offered at least once every two years
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    MUS 229 - Special Topics in Music

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. Notes: For qualified students with the consent of the department. All students taking applied music must be enrolled concurrently in at least one performing ensemble.(1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    MUS 240 - Choral Union

    College-Community mixed choral group that performs major choral works. Repertoire ranges from Baroque to contemporary works. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    MUS 249 - College Singers

    Advanced college choir open to qualified students. Repertoire from Renaissance to 20th century, vocal training, concert tours. Consent of instructor required. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    MUS 250 - Chamber Arts Ensemble

    Select vocal-instrumental ensemble which performs chamber literature from all periods. Solo performance opportunities. Consent of instructor required. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    MUS 254 - Ensemble

    Small vocal or instrumental groups which perform wide range of ensemble literature. Consent of instructor required. (0.5 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    MUS 256 - College-Community Orchestra

    Symphonic organization; performs wide ranges of orchestral literature. Consent of instructor required. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    MUS 259 - Wind Ensemble

    Symphonic ensemble which performs wide range of wind ensemble, concert band literature. Concert tours. Consent of instructor required. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    MUS 260 - Applied Piano

    Private lessons in piano. Each level may be repeated once. Fulfills: LASR. Notes: For qualified students with the consent of the department. All students taking applied music must be enrolled concurrently in at least one performing ensemble.(2 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    MUS 263 - Applied Strings

    Private lessons in string instruments. Each level may be repeated once. Fulfills: LASR. Notes: For qualified students with the consent of the department. All students taking applied music must be enrolled concurrently in at least one performing ensemble.(2 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    MUS 264 - Applied Voice

    Private lessons in voice. Includes a zero-credit repertoire class scheduled separately. Each level may be repeated once. Fulfills: LASR. Notes: For qualified students with the consent of the department. All students taking applied music must be enrolled concurrently in at least one performing ensemble.(2 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    MUS 265 - Applied Woodwinds

    Private lessons in woodwind instruments. Each level may be repeated once. Fulfills: LASR. Notes: Note: For qualified students with the consent of the department. All students taking applied music must be enrolled concurrently in at least one performing ensemble.(2 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    MUS 266 - Applied Brass

    Private lessons in brass instruments. Each level may be repeated once. Fulfills: LASR. Notes: For qualified students with the consent of the department. All students taking applied music must be enrolled concurrently in at least one performing ensemble.(2 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    MUS 329 - Special Topics in Music

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. Notes: For qualified students with the consent of the department. All students taking applied music must be enrolled concurrently in at least one performing ensemble.(1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    MUS 331 - Musical Theatre Performance I

    Synthesis of voice, acting, dance and history courses into a cohesive approach to musical theatre. Focus on song analysis, audition techniques and physical expression. Prerequisites: MUS 111, 164 or 184; DNC 201, THT 220 and 361. Also listed as THT 331. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    MUS 332 - Jazz

    The history of jazz in the United States, styles and structure as well as the place of this music in our culture. Prerequisite: MUS 100, 221, 222, or 223. Also listed as AAS 332. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    MUS 360 - Applied Piano

    Private lessons in piano. Each level may be repeated once. Fulfills: LASR. Notes: For qualified students with the consent of the department. All students taking applied music must be enrolled concurrently in at least one performing ensemble.(2 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    MUS 363 - Applied Strings

    Private lessons in string instruments. Each level may be repeated once. Fulfills: LASR. Notes: For qualified students with the consent of the department. All students taking applied music must be enrolled concurrently in at least one performing ensemble.(2 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    MUS 364 - Applied Voice

    Private lessons in voice. Includes a zero-credit repertoire class scheduled separately. Each level may be repeated once. Fulfills: LASR. Notes: For qualified students with the consent of the department. All students taking applied music must be enrolled concurrently in at least one performing ensemble. (2 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    MUS 366 - Applied Brass

    Private lessons in brass instruments. Each level may be repeated once. Fulfills: LASR. Notes: For qualified students with the consent of the department. All students taking applied music must be enrolled concurrently in at least one performing ensemble.(2 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    MUS 429 - Special Topics in Music

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. Notes: For qualified students with the consent of the department. All students taking applied music must be enrolled concurrently in at least one performing ensemble.(1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    MUS 460 - Applied Piano

    Private lessons in piano. Each level may be repeated once. Fulfills: LASR. Notes: For qualified students with the consent of the department. All students taking applied music must be enrolled concurrently in at least one performing ensemble.(2 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    MUS 464 - Applied Voice

    Private lessons in voice. Includes a zero-credit repertoire class scheduled separately. Each level may be repeated once. Fulfills: LASR. Notes: For qualified students with the consent of the department. All students taking applied music must be enrolled concurrently in at least one performing ensemble. (2 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    MUS 466 - Applied Brass

    Private lessons in brass instruments. Each level may be repeated once. Fulfills: LASR. Notes: For qualified students with the consent of the department. All students taking applied music must be enrolled concurrently in at least one performing ensemble.(2 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    MUS 470 - Music and the Child

    Role of music in development of child through use of singing, rhythm, listening, instrumental, creative improvisations and music reading experiences. Prerequisite: MUS 111 or 201. Open only to juniors and seniors. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    MUS 490 - Independent Study

    Individual study culminating in advanced performance or substantial project. Consent of department required. (2-8 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    MUS 491 - Independent Study

    Individual study culminating in advanced performance or substantial project. Consent of department required. (2-8 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    MUS 529 - Special Topics in Music

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. Notes: For qualified students with the consent of the department. All students taking applied music must be enrolled concurrently in at least one performing ensemble.(1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    MUS 590 - Independent Study

    Individual study culminating in advanced performance or substantial project. Consent of department required. (2-8 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    MUS 591 - Independent Study

    Individual study culminating in advanced performance or substantial project. Consent of department required. (2-8 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester

Theatre

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    THT 100 - Introduction To Theatre Arts

    Survey of the arts, the crafts and the organization of theatre. Fulfills: GE 8; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    THT 107 - Masks and Makeup

    Introduction to the uses, methods and applications of stage makeup and masks with practical experience in makeup design and implementation; mask design and construction; exploration of makeup and masks in diverse cultural and theatre traditions. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    THT 120 - Acting I

    Introduction to acting techniques through exploration of stage movement, voice and diction, basic makeup, improvisation and theatre games. Practicum. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    THT 129 - Special Topics in Theatre

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once a subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    THT 161 - Theatre History I

    History of Western Theatre from ancient times through Renaissance. Fulfills: GE 8; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    THT 162 - Theatre History II

    History of Western theatre from the Renaissance to the present. Fulfills: GE 8; LASR; (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    THT 220 - Acting II

    Continued study of acting techniques through stage movement and dance, voice and diction, character makeup and character study, Practicum. Prerequisite: THT 120. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring; C = offered at least once every two years
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    THT 229 - Special Topics in Theatre

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once a subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    THT 240 - Technical Theatre I

    Basic scenic construction, stage structure and rigging, basic lighting, production. Practicum. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall; C = offered at least once every two years
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    THT 241 - Puppetry

    The history and techniques of puppetry; exploration of a variety of performance applications; familiarization with a range of puppet construction techniques, operation methods, script and production development, and performance. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    THT 252 - Stage Combat

    Fundamental techniques of unarmed and bladed stage combat in which the actor learns to fall, roll, punch, slap, kick, employ basic sword methods and understand the key tools of stage combat choreography.  (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at at least once every two years

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    THT 260 - Influences on the American Musical Theatre

    The study of important playwrights and composers in American theatre and how they influenced musical theatre from the late 19th century to the present day. Theatrical and musical styles, forms, artists, representative works and social influences. Not open to students with credit for THT 161 or THT 162. Fulfills: GE 8, LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    THT 325 - The Working Actor

    Marketing strategies for the young professional actor, including development of an online portfolio and marketing plan. On-camera acting technique for work in film, television and commercials. Audition preparation for various types of employment within the acting profession.  Prerequisite: THT 220, which may be taken concurrently. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    THT 329 - Special Topics in Theatre

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once a subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    THT 330 - Literature in Performance

    Theory and practice of reading prose and poetry aloud. Analysis of literature with special attention to its oral aspects. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    THT 331 - Musical Theatre Performance I

    Synthesis of voice, acting, dance and history courses into a cohesive approach to musical theatre. Focus on song analysis, audition techniques and physical expression. Prerequisites: MUS 111, 164 or 184; DNC 201, THT 220 and 361. Also listed as MUS 331. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    THT 361 - Musical Theatre in American Culture

    The development of the American musical theatre from its European roots to the present day, with emphasis on major playwrights and composers and how their work reflected American society. Prerequisite: THT 260. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    THT 399 - Participation in Theatre

    Participation in cast or crew of a major production. For elective credit only. Grading: S, U grades assigned. (0.5 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    THT 425 - Acting III: Scene Study

    Expand and develop techniques explored in THT 220. Focus on developing the actor's ability to play active truthful scenes in a variety of styles. May be repeated once for a maximum of six credit hours. Prerequisite: THT 220. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    THT 429 - Special Topics in Theatre

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once a subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    THT 430 - Musical Theatre Performance II

    Performance and scene study continuing the exploration of musical theatre techniques. Prerequisites: DNC 203, 401 and THT 331. For majors only, must have junior status. (2 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    THT 432 - Directing I

    Techniques of play direction: script analysis, casting, rehearsing, staging. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring; C = offered at least once every two years
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    THT 440 - Independent Study, Theatre

    Prerequisite: Consent of department (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    THT 461 - Seminar in Musical Theatre

    Focused study of specific composers and lyricists. Prerequisite: THT 261. Fulfills: LASR; PRES. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring; C = offered at least once every two years
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    THT 470 - Theatre Management

    Theoretical and practical aspects of theatre management including organizations, productions, audience development, budgeting and business practices. Practicum. Prerequisite: Consent of department. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall; C = offered at least once every two years
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    THT 529 - Special Topics in Theatre

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once a subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    THT 542 - Puppetry for Educators

    A survey of the history and techniques of puppet performance which emphasizes the cross cultural relevance of puppets and the status of puppetry as a performing art, as well as its relationship to various narrative traditions. Individual — graduate level — research projects will examine puppetry within a pedagogical frame that targets specific content areas and suggests strategies for using puppets in a variety of ways with particular grade levels. Practicum. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code M = offered in summer; C = offered at least once every two years

Other Courses

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    MUS 133 - Music and Queer Identity

    A general survey of music composed and performed by lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender people from the 18th century to the 21st century. Fulfills: GE 11; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    MUS 137 - Survey of American Popular Music

    A general survey of American popular music tracing the developments of popular genres from multicultural roots of the 19th century to the digital world of the 21st century.  Fulfills: GE 8; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year

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Philosophy

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    PHI 100 - Introduction to Philosophy

    Introduction to subject matter and methods of philosophy. Readings include classical and contemporary writers on a range of philosophical topics including social and political philosophy, philosophy of religion, questions of metaphysics and epistemology, ethics and basic characteristics of rational inquiry. Fulfills: GE 7; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    PHI 110 - Critical Thinking and Argumentation

    Exercises and principles designed to enhance critical thinking and evaluation of arguments. In addition to a focus on philosophical inquiry, classes also concentrate on daily situations such as ordinary conversations, reading newspapers and advertising. Not open to students with credit for COM 241. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    PHI 111 - Symbolic Logic

    Principles of Symbolic Logic used in determining validity or invalidity of arguments. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    PHI 129 - Special Topics in Philosophy

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    PHI 135 - Introduction to Ethics

    Exploration of the world's major ethical theories. Special attention is given to the science of the environment and the moral problems surrounding it. Other problems likely addressed include racial and sexual discrimination, abortion and euthanasia, and problems in bioethics and business ethics. Fulfills: GE 12; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    PHI 140 - Prejudice, Discrimination and Morality

    Freedom, justice and equality are examined in connection with racism and sexism, heterosexism, ableism and classism. Fulfills: GE 11; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    PHI 160 - Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies

    Introductory exploration of issues related to origins of human conflict and the peaceful resolution thereof. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    PHI 170 - Philosophical Meditations

    Theoretical exploration of the relationship of mind and body. Basic meditation techniques such as zazen, walking meditation, qigong and taiji forms. S and U grades assigned. May be repeated for up to four credit hours. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    PHI 201 - Ancient Social Philosophy

    Explores ancient social philosophy as part of the social, political and historical development of Western Civilization from its origins in Greece, emphasizing Plato and Aristotle to the Epicureans and Roman Stoics and comparing them to developments in other parts of the world. Analyzes the Greeks' understanding of the human person in society and how that has influenced our thinking today. Covers such topics as democracy, justice, friendship and the family. Fulfills: GE 5; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = at least once per year
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    PHI 202 - Modern Philosophy

    Explores modern European philosophy as part of the historical development of industrialization and colonialism and considers the influence of European ideas on non-European and contemporary societies with particular regard to gender, race and social class. Analyzes the theories of human nature, property rights, and the ideal role of government in liberal democracies. Specifically examines the ideas of Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Hume and Descartes in the context of Britain's Glorious Revolution as well as the American and French Revolutions. Fulfills: GE 5; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = at least once per year
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    PHI 203 - Social Ethics

    Basic theories of ethics and their application to the problems of social justice. Theorists studied will include: Kant, J. S. Mill, Rawls, Nozick. Issues to be discussed may include affirmative action, political liberty and civil disobedience, and equality. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    PHI 205 - Prisons and Punishment

    A consideration of theoretical issues surrounding the concept and justification of punishment from traditional sources (Kant, Bentham, Mill) to modern critiques (Foucault). A number of special issues surrounding prison policy and practice (race, supermax, prisons, youthful offenders) are also analyzed. Also listed as AAS 205. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    PHI 229 - Special Topics in Philosophy

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    PHI 235 - Aesthetics and Film

    Theoretical issues surrounding film, including the nature of film and judgments about film, comparison of film theories and theories of film criticism, genres. Prerequisite: Three hours of philosophy or consent of instructor. Also listed as CIN 225. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    PHI 240 - Social and Political Philosophy

    With an emphasis on the relationship between the individual and the state as well as on opposing conceptions of democracy, freedom, and a just society, the course relates themes of social and political philosophy with historical, economic, and political events and movements from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries. Fulfills: GE 5; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    PHI 270 - Race and Racism

    An examination of political and philosophical issues stemming from relations of power based on "race" in the U.S. Subjects will include how the concept of "race" has been used to classify humans, designating them as inferior or superior; the notions of racial identity or race consciousness; and political philosophies addressing the problem of racial oppression. Also listed as AAS 270. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occassionally
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    PHI 271 - Philosophy of Human Nature

    Discussion of various existential approaches to the problem and meaning of human existence. Focus on existentialist themes such as self-consciousness, freedom, absurdity, responsibility, being and nothingness. Fulfills: GE 7; LASR; PRES. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occassionally
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    PHI 272 - Utopias

    An investigation of the concept of ideal societies. The course will investigate the literary expressions of utopian sentiment, historical attempts at founding utopian communities and the philosophical implications of utopian thought. Prerequisite: Three hours of philosophy or consent of instructor. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occassionally
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    PHI 300 - Philosophical Issues

    Detailed study of one philosophical problem or comparative study of two or more philosophers. May be repeated as subtitle changes. Prerequisite: 200-level course in philosophy or consent of instructor. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    PHI 301 - Philosophy of the Aztecs, Maya, Incas

    Analysis of the philosophical world view ffrom three distinct pre-Columbian civilizations, namely the Aztecs, the Maya and the Incas. Topics to be addressed are time cosmology and the meaning of life. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    PHI 302 - Contemporary Latin American Philosophy

    A systematic introduction to the history and most important topics of contemporary Latin American philosophy. Topics to be addressed are: globalization, the human condition, epistemology and the ethics of recognition. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    PHI 320 - Environmental Ethics

    A consideration of ethical issues as they arise in human interaction with the environment. Topics will include environmental racism, "speciesism," the Gaia hypothesis and the impact of population growth on ecology. Fulfills: GE 12; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    PHI 321 - Medical Ethics

    Consideration of ethical issues as they arise in contemporary medical practice and related health-care professions. Readings from philosophy, law and medicine. Prerequisite: Three hours of philosophy or consent of instructor. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    PHI 329 - Special Topics in Philosophy

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    PHI 330 - Philosophies of Nonviolence

    Examination of a variety of philosophies, theories and practices of nonviolence from both western and eastern perspective. Fulfills: LASR (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    PHI 331 - War and Terrorism

    An examination of war and terrorism from a philosophical perspective. Definition and limits of war, origins of terrorism, and nonviolent responses to terrorism. Fulfills: LASR (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    PHI 332 - Asian Philosophy

    An examination of Asian philosophy. Topics may include Daosim, Confucianism, Buddhism, Hinduism and other minor philosophies. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    PHI 333 - Ethics of Love

    Analysis of the philosophy and ethics of love, including erosic love, friendship, affection and agapic love. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    PHI 340 - Philosophy of Law

    Nature of law with special attention to relation of law to morality. Prerequisite: Three hours of philosophy or consent of instructor. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    PHI 375 - Science, Truth and Bias

    Examines accounts of scientific methods and the influence of social values or human interests on scientific reasoning. Contemporary challenges to the idea of objectivity will be looked at to understand knowledge claims in the natural and social sciences. Prerequisite: Three hours of philosophy or consent of instructor. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    PHI 380 - Feminist Social Thought

    Discussion of various philosophical approaches to problems of women's oppression, like sex role stereotyping, economic discrimination and treatment in family. Comparison of political theories and strategy. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
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    PHI 382 - Marxist Philosophy

    Discussion of Karl Marx, major theorists and schools in the Marxist tradition, especially with respect to the relevance of their ideas for the present. Topics will include political economic theory, alienation, sexism, racism and imperialism. Prerequisite: Three hours of philosophy or consent of instructor. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally

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    PHI 390 - Contemporary Philosophical Approaches

    In-depth study of contemporary trends in philosophy, e.g. logical positivism, phenomenology, ordinary language philosophy, analytic philosophy, pragmatism, naturalism, postmodernism. May be repeated as subject area changes. Prerequisite: 200-level course in philosophy or consent of instructor. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occassionally
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    PHI 399 - Directed Study in Philosophy

    An independent directed study in social philosophy. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: Permission of department. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occassionally
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    PHI 400 - Seminar in a Major Philosopher

    Detailed study of one philosopher's works. May be repeated as subtitle changes. Prerequisite: Nine hours of philosophy or consent of instructor. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    PHI 429 - Special Topics in Philosophy

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    PHI 450 - Philosophy Teaching Assistant

    Students will act as teaching assistants in a lower-level philosophy class. Responsibilities will include:assisting instructor in classroom management, group work, grading under supervision, occasional class teaching, mentoring other students. Grade of B or higher required in the host course. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    PHI 481 - Philosophy Internship

    Students intern in a philosophically related department, agency or business. Examples include work in the areas of environmental policies, human resources, social media or business analytics. Fieldwork experience combined with instructor-led seminars. Prerequisite: Consent of department. (1-6 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    PHI 490 - Senior Thesis in Social Philosophy

    Independent research in social philosophy, culminating in a substantial research paper to be written under the guidance of a philosophy faculty member. Prerequisites: Nine credit hours of philosophy courses at the 300 level or consent of the department. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    PHI 499 - Independent Studies

    Directed research culminating in substantial paper. For majors and minors only. Prerequisite: Consent of department. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occassionally
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    PHI 529 - Special Topics in Philosophy

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally

Religious Studies

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    RLS 140 - Judaism: Historic Insights and Perspectives

    Examines the historical development of Judaism as a religion, culture, ethnicity, nationality and civilization. Topics may include: connection of Judaism to Western civilization and religions; major holy days and general rituals; challenges facing contemporary Judaism; and the relationship of Israel and Zionism to Judaism. Texts, including the Torah, will be studied and critically analyzed. No prior knowledge of Judaism is required. Also listed as JST 140. Fulfills: GE 11; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    RLS 200 - World Religions

    Introduction to variety of ways for understanding religion and religious experience through examination of some major world religions, their origins, historical development, contemporary manifestations. Fulfills: GE 6; LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year

Physical Education Department

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Activity Courses for Majors

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    PED 157 - Orienteering Activities for Educators

    Introduces the broad spectrum of "orienteering" activities which use various navigational tools, map-reading skills, compass and GPS devices as a way to navigate indoor and outdoor spaces. Learning experiences are designed for educators and will cover a range of educational applications from recreational to instructive to sport/competitive. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    PED 180 - Team Sport Methods

    Activity experience designed to provide students with knowledge of the concepts associated with skill acquisition in team sport activities classified as team passing, striking, fielding and net/wall sports. Students will demonstrate game performance skills in four exemplar sports. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    PED 181 - Adventure Activities

    The content for Adventure Activities involves innovative warm-up and conditioning exercises, group cooperation, personal and group problem-solving initiatives, spotting skills, trust activities and skills associated with group challenges in an adventure setting. Through the stages of group development as designed within the course, students will gain an understanding of how to build more effective groups out of groups of virtual strangers. A friendly, supportive environment with school-appropriate modeling will enable students to learn the basics of trust, cooperation and healthy risk-taking behaviors. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    PED 189 - Aquatics

    The course is designed to acquaint students with personal safety skills, commonly used swimming strokes, basic aquatic exercise techniques and beginning diving skills. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    PED 253 - Inclusive Activities in Physical Education

    Theoretical framework and practical applications for including students with unique attributes in physical education/activity programs, including resources regarding developmentally appropriate practices and current interventions that include children with disabilities in physical education/activity programs. Prerequisite: PED 201 which may be taken concurrently. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    PED 257 - Lifetime Activities in Physical Education

    Activity experience designed to provide students with knowledge of the skills and concepts associated with sport activities classified as lifetime activities, specifically the target sport of golf and individual outdoor activities. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    PED 281 - Adventure Activities II

    Adventure Activities II involves an adventure-based approach to learning. The content focuses on the development of effective groups and understanding the decision-making process as well as small group and individual challenges. Learning experiences will focus on theoretical underpinnings, practical application and relevance to external agencies. Activities include problem solving initiatives, the climbing wall and high ropes course elements. Prerequisite: PED 181. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    PED 282 - Health-Related Physical Fitness

    The course is designed to introduce students to the concepts and activities of health-related fitness. Students will assess their health-related fitness, learn specific activities to develop or maintain fitness, and design a personal exercise program. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    PED 283 - Racquet Activities

    The purpose of this course is to develop basic skills across the wide range of racket activities. A conceptual and developmentally appropriate approach is emphasized. Particular emphasis is placed on progressions from fundamental motor skills to tactical and mechanical concepts in a variety of racket activity/sport settings. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    PED 302 - Disability Sports and Games

    This course is designed to provide students opportunities to learn developmentally appropriate adaptations and modifications when teaching and coaching individuals with disabilities in sport. The class will include practical experiences along with program review to allow students opportunities to participate in various disability sports and games. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    PED 303 - Fitness Across the Lifespan and Disabilities

    This course provides students majoring in physical education teacher preparation with methods and techniques of rehabilitation and incorporating fitness into programs for individuals with disabilities throughout the lifespan. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    PED 305 - Dance and Individuals with Disabilities

    To acquaint physical education majors with the methods of and experience in teaching dance to individuals with physical, sensory or mental disabilities. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    PED 306 - Adapted Aquatics

    To provide students with the skills and knowledge to provide individuals with disabilities with appropriate aquatic activities, prepare individuals with disabilities for lifetime fitness pursuits through aquatic activities, advocate for appropriate aquatic programs for individuals with disabilities, and modify the aquatic environment for participation of individuals with disabilities in the least restrictive environment. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    PED 307 - Introduction to Inclusive Outdoor Education

    This course is designed to address issues, models and strategies pertaining to the development of inclusive outdoor education programs that address all ability levels including those with physical and developmental disabilities. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    PED 380 - Skill Acquisition Concepts for Physical Activities

    Activity experience designed to apply concepts associated with skill acquisition, including deliberate practice techniques, developmentally appropriate progressions, feedback and class organization for open and closed motor skills. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
    Additional frequency code descriptions can be found in the Terminology Guide.
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    PED 381 - Sport Models in Physical Education

    Activity experience in team and individual sport performance based on two models of teaching sport: the tactical concepts model and the sport education model. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    PED 384 - Self-Defense

    This course introduces the learner to the broad area of self-defense and martial arts from a variety of models. Particular attention is paid toward modes of delivery that are suitable to educational settings and stress the teaching of respect, self-discipline, confidence and self-esteem. Self-defense concepts and skills are adapted from the disciplines of sport judo, sport wrestling and non-contact karate. In addition, relaxation techniques based on tai chi and yoga will be incorporated. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    PED 385 - Gymnastics Activities for School Settings

    This course is designed to provide students with developmentally-appropriate gymnastics.  Students will experience and acquire skills and knowledge of various gymnastic models appropriate for school settings. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    PED 386 - Fitness Pedagogy for School-Aged Children

    Creation and implementation of developmentally appropriate fitness oriented curricula for kindergarten through 12th grade school children. Students will experience and create activities that teach fitness concepts. Students will become familiar with fitness assessment programs. Prerequisite: PED 282 (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    PED 388 - Rhythms and Dance

    This course is designed to introduce students to various forms of dance such as folk, square, social, popular and creative dance. The forms of dance will be presented in developmentally appropriate units. Emphasis will be on learning the dance patterns and performing them with proficiency. Methods and materials for the dance educator will also be presented. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester

Activity Courses

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    PED 137 - Skating

    This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of ice skating. Topics covered include balance, stride, edge control and backwards skating. Notes: This course is usually a quarter course offered seasonally.(0.5 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    PED 138 - Ice Hockey

    This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of ice hockey. Topics covered include skating, passing, shooting, positioning and basic team play. Prior skating experience is required. Notes: This course is usually a quarter course offered seasonally.(0.5 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    PED 140 - Racquetball

    Develop basic skills and strategies for effective play in racquetball. Emphasis is placed on mastery of strokes, positioning, and shot selection in singles and doubles matches. Rules, etiquette and benefits of racquetball as a lifelong physical activity will be addressed. (0.5 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    PED 141 - Introduction to Squash

    Develop basic skills and strategies for effective play in squash. Emphasis is placed on mastery of strokes, positioning, and shot selection in singles matches. Rules, etiquette and benefits of squash as a lifelong physical activity will be addressed. (0.5 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    PED 150 - Introduction to Archery

    This course is designed for the beginner archer to become familiar with archery terminology and shooting techniques. Notes: This course is usually a quarter course offered seasonally. Students supply own arrows for PED 150.(0.5 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    PED 152 - Introduction to Bowling

    This course is designed to develop basic bowling techniques and knowledge. Classes will focus on individual skill development and strategies for developing consistent bowling performance. Class material will also focus on activities that are helpful for teaching bowling in a school setting. Notes: This course is usually a quarter course offered seasonally. Bowling costs approximately $24 for the quarter for PED 152.(0.5 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    PED 154 - Introduction to Golf

    Basic skills are taught and practiced to gain an understanding of the fundamentals to play golf. Having these basic skills will lead students to be able to play recreational golf. Notes: This course is usually a quarter course offered seasonally.(0.5 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    PED 232 - Scuba Level I

    This course is designed to teach beginning diving skills starting with snorkeling and basic swimming skills and progressing through basic scuba skills to emergency procedures. Students will receive certification under Recreational Scuba Training Council standards and to dive safely. Notes: Fee information can be obtained from the department.(1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    PED 245 - Activities for Children

    This course is designed for students to gain understanding, knowledge, appreciation and experiences in interdisciplinary education utilizing movement activities as educational learning tools. Notes: General course for non-majors.(1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    PED 300 - Lifeguard Training

    To train students in lifeguarding skills consistent with the requirements of the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training course. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    PED 301 - Water Safety Instructors

    Water Safety Instructors is designed to prepare students to teach the American Red Cross swimming and water-safety courses. (2 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    PED 332 - Scuba Level II

    This course is a specialty (level 2) open water diver program designed to teach advanced diving skills in the areas of underwater navigation, diver stress and rescue and night diving. Completion of classroom, pool and open water work will lead to internationally recognized Specialty (level 2) Diver certification. Prerequisite: PED 232. Notes: This course is usually a quarter course offered seasonally. Fee information can be obtained from the department. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester

Coaching Clinics

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    PED 404 - Coaching Clinic: Baseball

    Knowledge, analysis of individual/group activity and practical application of advanced teaching/coaching techniques in baseball. (2 cr. hr.)
    See the online Course Schedule for when clinic is offered.
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    PED 405 - Coaching Clinic: Basketball

    Knowledge, analysis of individual/group activity and practical application of advanced teaching/coaching techniques in basketball. (2 cr. hr.)
    See the online Course Schedule for when clinic is offered.
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    PED 406 - Coaching Clinic: Field Hockey

    Knowledge, analysis of individual/group activity and practical application of advanced teaching/coaching techniques in field hockey. (2 cr. hr.)
    See the online Course Schedule for when clinic is offered.
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    PED 407 - Coaching Clinic: Football

    Knowledge, analysis of individual/group activity and practical application of advanced teaching/coaching techniques in football. (2 cr. hr.)
    See the online Course Schedule for when clinic is offered.
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    PED 409 - Coaching Clinic: Gymnastics

    Provides coaching and teaching strategies for developmentally appropriate gymnastics in a sport setting. Students will experience and acquire skills and knowledge of various components of successful coaching techniques. (2 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    PED 411 - Coaching Clinic: Ice Hockey

    Knowledge, analysis of individual/group activity and practical application of advanced teaching/coaching techniques in ice hockey. (2 cr. hr.)
    See the online Course Schedule for when clinic is offered.
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    PED 412 - Coaching Clinic: Lacrosse

    Knowledge, analysis of individual/group activity and practical application of advanced teaching/coaching techniques in lacrosse. (2 cr. hr.)
    See the online Course Schedule for when clinic is offered.
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    PED 414 - Coaching Clinic: Soccer

    Knowledge, analysis of individual/group activity and practical application of advanced teaching/coaching techniques in soccer. (2 cr. hr.)
    See the online Course Schedule for when clinic is offered.
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    PED 415 - Coaching Clinic: Softball

    Knowledge, analysis of individual/group activity and practical application of advanced teaching/coaching techniques in softball. (2 cr. hr.)
    See the online Course Schedule for when clinic is offered.
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    PED 416 - Coaching Clinic: Swimming

    Knowledge, analysis of individual/group activity and practical application of advanced teaching/coaching techniques in swimming. (2 cr. hr.)
    See the online Course Schedule for when clinic is offered.
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    PED 417 - Coaching Clinic: Track and Field

    Knowledge, analysis of individual/group activity and practical application of advanced teaching/coaching techniques in track and field. (2 cr. hr.)
    See the online Course Schedule for when clinic is offered.
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    PED 418 - Coaching Clinic: Volleyball

    Knowledge, analysis of individual/group activity and practical application of advanced teaching/coaching techniques in volleyball. (2 cr. hr.)
    See the online Course Schedule for when clinic is offered.
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    PED 419 - Coaching Clinic: Wrestling

    Knowledge, analysis of individual/group activity and practical application of advanced teaching/coaching techniques in wrestling. (2 cr. hr.)
    See the online Course Schedule for when clinic is offered.

Physical Education Theory Courses

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    PED 101 - Introduction to Contemporary Physical Education

    Orientation to current issues and unique professional demands of teaching physical education in school settings. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    PED 129 - Special Topics in Physical Education

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    PED 201 - Motor Development

    Learn and apply basic motor development principles as observed in young children and adolescents. Introduce the terminology, principles and concepts common to motor development and introduce the concept of developmentally appropriate practice as applied to young children in physical education. Prerequisite: PED 101, which may be taken concurrently, and a 2.5 cumulative grade point average. Notes: Students must earn a C- or above to progress into the block methods courses. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    PED 229 - Special Topics in Physical Education

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    PED 242 - Certification Preparation Seminar

    Orientation to the general and specific demands of the various testing requirements for NYS initial certification for pre-service teachers. Focus will be on enhancing skills and knowledge needed for the EAS and ALST. Grading: S, U grades.
    Frequency code A = offered every semester.
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    PED 308 - Outdoor Adventure Education for Teachers

    A theory-based pedagogy course designed to provide an in-depth outdoor adventure education experience for undergraduate physical education majors seeking teaching certification. Required on-campus meetings, experiences and assignments are followed by a resident outdoor experience at Cortland's Outdoor Education Center at Raquette Lake, N.Y. PED 308 must be taken prior to student teaching. Prerequisite: PED 189, PED 300 or PED 301, which may be taken concurrently. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    PED 313 - Leadership in Physical Education

    Investigates the importance of leadership in issues specifically involving physical education and school settings. Stresses the selection of appropriate leadership styles and the art of leadership in applying those styles for the purpose of service, advocacy, stabilization and change in physical education. Prerequisite: PED 201. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    PED 321 - Movement Education

    Plan deliberate motor tasks, incorporate essential elements of instruction, manage behavior and sequence skill themes and movement tasks based on the growth and developmental characteristics of children age Pre-K through grade 5. Prerequisite: PED 201, which may be taken concurrently. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    PED 329 - Special Topics in Physical Education

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    PED 349 - Physical Education Practicum

    Opportunity to assist with managing and/or teaching physical education theory classes, activity classes or related programs. Students must follow suggested guidelines available in chair's office. Prerequisite: Consent of department and instructor. Grading: H, S, U grades assigned. (0.5-3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    PED 356 - Adapted Physical Education and Sport

    Seeks to provide students with the theoretical and practical knowledge to plan and implement appropriate physical education programs for students with disabilities in integrated settings. Emphasizes the adaptation of physical education to needs of children with physical, intellectual, emotional or sensory disabilities. Strategies for program planning and implementation include writing IEPs, activity/equipment adaptation and techniques of teaching. Prerequisites: PED 201 (minimum grade of C-); PED 321, EDU 255 (minimum grade of C-); EDU 256 (minimum grade of C-); successful completion of EDU 256, field experience/presentation to faculty; successful completion of CARR and SAVE workshops; and a cumulative grade point average of 2.5. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    PED 382 - School-Based Fitness Programming

    Designed for students to create and implement developmentally appropriate fitness-oriented curricula and physical activity programming for kindergarten through 12th grade school children. Prerequisite: PED 282 and EDU 255. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    PED 429 - Special Topics in Physical Education

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    PED 434 - Statistics and Assessment in Physical Education

    Course will present statistical concepts, assessment techniques and other evaluation applications to prepare teachers, researchers and physical activity specialists to evaluate student performance in physical education instructional programs and other physical activity programs. Corequisites: EDU 255 and 256. Fulfills GE 1. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    PED 444 - Lab Assistant

    Student may assist with the lab portion of one of several physical education theory classes. Responsibilities may include attending and assisting with a lab section, holding office hours, assisting with collecting research data and/or completing other tasks as assigned by the instructor. Students will enhance their knowledge and understanding of concepts covered in the associated theory course, learn additional lab techniques as well as gain valuable leadership experience. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    PED 447 - Adapted Physical Activity and Individual Differences

    Specific types of disabilities that are commonly encountered in public school settings are described in detail. Each condition is defined, characteristics are given, means of testing are suggested, and specific programming and teaching techniques are detailed. Prerequisite: PED 356. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    PED 499 - Special Study in Physical Education

    Independent study/research on selected topics. Topics may include in-depth study of a particular subject area. Student will work with faculty member (project director) whose own special interests and expertise coincide most closely with chosen topic. Students must follow suggested guidelines available in department chair's office. Prerequisite: Consent of department chair and instructor. (1-3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    PED 515 - Technology in Physical Education

    Prepare teacher candidates to effectively utilize technology to improve teaching and student learning in physical education settings. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code M = offered in summer
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    PED 525 - Curriculum Models for Physical Education

    Introductory course addressing the rationale, value and use of curriculum models currently existing in the field. Study of a variety of ways to address the achievement of learning outcomes K-12 in physical education. Awareness of content, teaching skills and learning theory required for effective use of each curriculum model. Prerequisite: Graduate status or minimum undergraduate 2.5 grade point average required. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    PED 526 - Physical Activity and Fitness Programming for Schools

    Designed for teacher candidates to expand their knowledge base on how to create and implement developmentally appropriate fitness-oriented curricula and physical activity programming for school-aged children. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    PED 527 - Models and Theories of Adventure Learning

    This course is devoted to the study of adventure education as it relates to physical education learning standards using current models and theories. Topics include discussions on current models of participation and levels of engagement, learning and teaching styles and relevant historical developments. Students also study the relationships of adventure education goals and objectives to current national and state educational objectives. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    PED 529 - Special Topics in Physical Education

    Selected topics. May be taken more than once as subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    PED 530 - Research in Adapted Physical Activity

    This course provides the students with knowledge required to meet the professional and legal mandates of Public Law 105-17, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 1997, and amendments as they pertain to physical education for students with disabilities. The course is presented through a theoretical motor development perspective as it applies to the development of children with disabilities. Students will be required to complete a series of observations and labs with children with disability as it relates to typical motor development. Prerequisite: PED 356. (4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    PED 531 - Inclusive Outdoor Education

    This course is designed to address issues, models and strategies pertaining to the development of inclusive outdoor education programs that address all ability levels including those with physical and developmental disabilities. Not open to students who have taken REC 531. Also listed as REC 531. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
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    PED 533 - Autism Spectrum Disorder and Physical Education

    Designed to provide the student with readings, discussions and activities related to the recognition of behaviors associated with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in physical education. The emphasis of the course will be on identifying interventions that empower teachers to address the needs of students identified with the characteristics of ASD in physical education environments. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code M = offered in summer

Related Education Courses

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    EDU 255 - Basics of Effective Instruction in Physical Education

    This is an introductory course in physical education teaching methodology. The main purpose is for the student to study, practice and acquire basic teaching skills applicable to K-12 physical education instruction. The course prepares the student for required New York State field experiences and also introduces the learner to New York State standards-based instruction, curriculum and assessment. Prerequisites: PED 201 (with a minimum grade of C-), and cumulative 2.5 grade point average. Corequisites: EDU 256 and PED 434. Fulfills: PRES. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    EDU 256 - Seminar for Field Experience

    This course will prepare students for the 10-day post-semester field experience at the middle and high school levels (30 hours each). Prerequisites: A minimum grade of C- in PED 201 and a cumulative 2.5 grade point average. Corequisites: EDU 255 and PED 434. Students must successfully complete EDU 255 to be eligible for the 10-day post-semester field experience associated with EDU 256. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    EDU 355 - The Physical Education Curriculum: Planning and Practice

    To aid students in gaining understanding, knowledge and experience in the philosophy, principles, teaching strategies and evaluative procedures with K-12 infusion. Prerequisites: PED 201 (minimum grade of C-); PED 321; PED 356, or taken concurrently (minimum grade C- or better), EDU 255 (minimum grade of C-); EDU 256 (minimum grade of C-); successful completion of EDU 256, field experience/presentation to faculty; successful completion of CARR and SAVE workshops; and a cumulative grade point average of 2.5. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    EDU 454 - Pre-Student Teaching Conference in Physical Education

    Conducted during the semester prior to student teaching in physical education. Students will initiate the process of being placed to student teach at the elementary and secondary levels of education and receive specific information regarding the cooperating school district and teachers.  Prerequisites: PED 201 (minimum grade of C-), EDU 255 (minimum grade of C-) and EDU 256 (minimum grade of C-); and EDU 355 and PED 356 which may be taken concurrently; DASA workshop; a cumulative GPA of 2.5 and portfolio acceptance; all professional block courses leading up to student teaching with no grade lower than a C-.  (0.5 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    EDU 455 - Student Teaching Seminar in Physical Education

    Current debates relevant to national, district and specific school issues will form the basis of each meeting. Information about student teaching, professional portfolio preparation and career planning will be provided.  Prerequisites: EXS 297, 387, 397, PED 201 (minimum grade of C-); EDU 255 (minimum grade of C-); EDU 256 (minimum grade of C-); EDU 355 (minimum grade of C-); EDU 454 (minimum grade of S); PED 356 (minimum grade of C-); PED 434 and PED 308; cumulative grade point average of 2.5; portfolio acceptance; all professional block courses leading up to student teaching with no grade lower than a C-. Corequisite: EDU 456. (0.5 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    EDU 456 - Student Teaching in Physical Education

    Full semester of supervised teaching in grades K-12. Prerequisites: EDU 255, 256, 355, 454, EXS 297, 387, 397,  PED 201, 308, 356, 434; cumulative GPA of 2.5; portfolio acceptance; successful completion of CARR, SAVE and DASA workshops; all professional block courses leading up to student teaching with no grade lower than a C-. Corequisite: EDU 455. (14 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    EDU 470 - Foundations of Education in American Culture

    Principles and practices of physical education in our diverse American culture, viewed from historical and philosophical perspectives. Administration, organization of schools at federal, state, local levels; teacher rights and responsibilities. Prerequisites: EDU 255 and EDU 256. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester

Varsity Team Participation: Fall

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    ATHL 202 - Intercollegiate Cross Country: Men/Women

    Varsity Team Participation: Fall Sport (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    ATHL 203 - Intercollegiate Field Hockey: Women

    Varsity Team Participation: Fall Sport (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    ATHL 204 - Intercollegiate Football: Men

    Varsity Team Participation: Fall Sport (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    ATHL 206 - Intercollegiate Soccer: Men

    Varsity Team Participation: Fall Sport (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    ATHL 207 - Intercollegiate Soccer: Women

    Varsity Team Participation: Fall Sport (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    ATHL 208 - Intercollegiate Tennis: Women

    Varsity Team Participation: Fall Sport (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    ATHL 209 - Intercollegiate Volleyball: Women

    Varsity Team Participation: Fall Sport (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall

Varsity Team Participation: Spring

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    ATHL 205 - Intercollegiate Golf: Women

    Varsity Team Participation: Spring Sport (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    ATHL 233 - Intercollegiate Baseball: Men

    Varsity Team Participation: Spring Sport (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    ATHL 234 - Intercollegiate Lacrosse: Men

    Varsity Team Participation: Spring Sport (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    ATHL 235 - Intercollegiate Lacrosse: Women

    Varsity Team Participation: Spring Sport (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    ATHL 236 - Intercollegiate Softball: Women

    Varsity Team Participation: Spring Sport (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    ATHL 237 - Intercollegiate Outdoor Track and Field: Men/Women

    Varsity Team Participation: Spring Sport (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring

Varsity Team Participation: Winter

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    ATHL 210 - Intercollegiate Basketball: Men

    Varsity Team Participation: Winter Sport (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code W = offered in winter
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    ATHL 211 - Intercollegiate Basketball: Women

    Varsity Team Participation: Winter Sport (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code W = offered in winter
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    ATHL 212 - Intercollegiate Gymnastics: Women

    Varsity Team Participation: Winter Sport (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code W = offered in winter
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    ATHL 213 - Intercollegiate Ice Hockey: Men

    Varsity Team Participation: Winter Sport (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code W = offered in winter
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    ATHL 214 - Intercollegiate Ice Hockey: Women

    Varsity Team Participation: Winter Sport (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code W = offered in winter
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    ATHL 215 - Intercollegiate Swimming: Men/Women

    Varsity Team Participation: Winter Sport (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code W = offered in winter
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    ATHL 216 - Intercollegiate Indoor Track and Field: Men/Women

    Varsity Team Participation: Winter Sport (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code W = offered in winter
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    ATHL 218 - Intercollegiate Wrestling: Men

    Varsity Team Participation: Winter Sport (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code W = offered in winter

Physics Department

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Adolescence Education

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    AED 442 - Methods I: Teaching the Sciences in the Middle and Secondary Schools (PHY)

    The course examines history and foundations of education, especially science education; explores disciplinary models and their application to classroom management; examines tools for measurement and evaluation of performance and achievement of diverse learners; develops criteria for curriculum development and lesson planning aligned with state and national standards; examines federal and state laws governing education of students with disabilities; develops strategies for collaborating with administrators, faculty, staff, parents/guardians, and community members. Includes 25 hours of field experience in middle or secondary schools. Open only to majors who have been formally admitted to adolescence education: biology, chemistry, earth science or physics. Prerequisites: PSY 232 and AED 391. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    AED 443 - Methods II: Teaching the Sciences in the Middle and Secondary Schools (PHY)

    Introduction to aspects of teaching laboratory-based science to a diverse population of students through the development of a course syllabus, a comprehensive plan for laboratory safety, and lesson/unit plans that incorporate technology and align with state and national learning standards and state science core curriculum guides.

    The course will conclude with a discussion of the importance of continued self-reflection and professional growth and development. Twenty-five hours of field experience in middle and secondary schools, with 15 of the twenty-five hours devoted to working with students with disabilities. Prerequisite: AED 442; corequisites: AED 444 and SPE 275. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall

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    AED 444 - Laboratory Practicum (PHY)

    Opportunity to work with an experienced teacher in the planning, preparation and implementation of laboratory exercises in an introductory, college-level lab course through one-on-one and small group activities. Fulfills 25 hours of field experience requirement. Corequisite: AED 443. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    AED 445 - Student Teaching: Adolescence Education - Science (PHY)

    Full-time supervised student teaching in two public school placements: one, eight-week placement at the seventh or eighth grade level and one, eight-week placement at the ninth, tenth, eleventh or twelfth grade level. A discipline-specific student teaching seminar is held on campus once during the semester. Prerequisites: PSY 232; AED 443 and 444. See major department for eligibility criteria. Grading: S, U grades are assigned. (12 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester

Environmental Science

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    ENS 176 - Green Representative: Sustainability in the Campus Community

    Service as a green representative in one of the on-campus residence halls or as a student coordinator of the Green Representative Program. Includes producing programs and activities in the residence halls promoting campus sustainability and awareness of the relationship between environmental damage and personal lifestyle choices, weekly meetings with course instructor and program staff, and organization of campus-wide group projects with other green representatives. May be repeated for up to four credit hours. Permission of instructor following submission of application. Grading: S, U grades are assigned. Also listed as EST 176. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester
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    EST 176 - Green Representative: Sustainability in the Campus Community

    Service as a green representative in one of the on-campus residence halls or as a student coordinator of the Green Representative Program. Includes producing programs and activities in the residence halls promoting campus sustainability and awareness of the relationship between environmental damage and personal lifestyle choices, weekly meetings with course instructor and program staff, and organization of campus-wide group projects with other green representatives. May be repeated for up to four credit hours. Permission of instructor following submission of application. Grading: S, U grades are assigned. Also listed as ENS 176. (1 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code A = offered every semester

Physics

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    PHY 105 - Elementary Mechanics and Heat

    An algebra-based introduction to mechanics and heat. The methods of science and applications to diverse fields are stressed. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three lectures and one two-hour laboratory. Fulfills: GE 2; LASR. (4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code F = offered in fall
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    PHY 106 - Elementary Electricity, Light and Sound

    An algebra-based introduction to electricity, light and sound. The methods of science and applications to diverse fields are stressed. Prerequisite: PHY 105 or PHY 201. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three lectures and one two-hour laboratory. Fulfills: GE 2; LASR. (4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code S = offered in spring
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    PHY 129 - Special Topics In Physics

    A selected topics course which may be taken more than once as the subtitle changes. Prerequisites: Designated by department as appropriate for content and academic level of credit. (1-4 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code O = offered occasionally
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    PHY 150 - Introductory Astronomy

    A survey of modern astronomy. Topics include the planets and their moons, the sun and other stars, stellar structure and evolution, galaxies and cosmology. Some elementary algebra is used. Not open to students with credit for PHY 155. Fulfills LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
    Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years<