Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions


NOTE: Sam Houston State University has adopted a four-digit course numbering system to become effective Summer 2011.  Four-digit course numbers are indicated in the course descriptions in orange and within angle brackets < >.


ACC <ACCT> Accounting

  • ACC 231 <ACCT 2301> Principles of Financial Accounting.
    A study of the basic accounting concepts and procedures underlying the organization and reporting of financial information. Topics include the accounting cycle, the preparation of financial statements, the measurement and reporting of business income, and the valuation and presentation of assets and current liabilities. Emphasis is placed on the relevance of the business and economic information generated by the accounting process and how it is used in personal and business decision making. Prerequisite: 18 semester credit hours of college credit. Students who plan to take ACC 365 <ACCT 3313> must earn a minimum grade of C in ACC 231 <ACCT 2301>. Credit 3.
  • ACC 232 <ACCT 2302> Principles of Managerial Accounting.
    A continuation of financial accounting topics followed by an introduction to managerial accounting. Topics include corporate accounting issues, bonds, statement of cash flows, financial statement analysis, job costing, cost behavior, cost-volume-profit analysis, budgeting, performance evaluation, product pricing and capital budgeting. Emphasis is placed on the usage of accounting information in managerial decision making. Prerequisite: ACC 231 <ACCT 2301>. Students who plan to take ACC 365 <ACCT 3313> must earn a minimum grade of C in ACC 232 <ACCT 2302>. Credit 3.
  • ACC 331 <ACCT 3304> Managerial Accounting.
    Further development of financial accounting concepts, interpretation, and the study of management uses of accounting data. This course includes a study of basic accounting concepts, interpretation of accounting reports, cost control and analysis, and methods of measuring performance. Not open to Accounting majors or minors. Prerequisite: ACC 232 <ACCT 2302>. Credit 3.
  • ACC 335 <ACCT 3340> International Accounting.
    An introduction to the accounting aspects of international business. Topics covered from an international perspective include the interaction between accounting and its environment, differing national accounting practices, international harmonization of accounting and reporting, foreign currency translation and exchange rate issues, problems of inflation, transfer pricing and taxation, managerial accounting and analysis of foreign financial statements. Prerequisite: ACC 232 <ACCT 2302>. Credit 3.
  • ACC 365 <ACCT 3313> Intermediate Accounting I.
    A thorough study of the accounting principles underlying the preparation of financial statements. This course is concerned primarily with the recording process, formats of the financial statements, and the measurement and reporting of current and non-current assets and related revenues and expenses. The environment of accounting, basic accounting theory, and time value of money concepts are emphasized. Prerequisite: ACC 231 <ACCT 2301> and ACC 232 <ACCT 2302> with a minimum grade of C in each. Credit 3.
  • ACC 366 <ACCT 3314> Intermediate Accounting II.
    A continuation of ACC 365 <ACCT 3313>, this course extends the study of the preparation of financial statements to the measurement and reporting of current and long term liabilities, stockholders’ equity and investments. Additional topics include cash flow statements, accounting for pensions, leases, and income taxes. Prerequisite: ACC 365 <ACCT 3313> with a minimum grade of C. Credit 3.
  • ACC 369 <ACCT 3347> Cost Accounting.
    A study of cost accounting principles and techniques of assembling data for product costing and for managerial use in planning and control and decision making. Cost terminology, cost behavior, job order and process costing, budgeting, cost-volume-profit analysis, standard costs, and activity based costing are topics covered. Prerequisite: ACC 231 <ACCT 2301> and ACC 232 <ACCT 2302> with a minimum grade of C in each. Credit 3.
  • ACC 381 <ACCT 3324> Principles of Accounting Systems Designs.
    A study of principles of accounting systems design integrated into both manual and computerized systems. Also includes emphasis on the accounting cycle, internal control structures, computerized transaction processing systems, relational databases, and integrated enterprise resource planning systems in accounting. Prerequisites: ACC 231 <ACCT 2301> and ACC 232 <ACCT 2302>. Credit 3.
  • ACC 383 <ACCT 3353> Income Tax Accounting.
    A study of basic tax concepts and income taxation of individuals. Emphasis is placed on the determination of income and statutory deductions in order to arrive at the net taxable income. Consideration is given to tax planning as well as decision-making and tax return problems. Prerequisite: ACC 231 <ACCT 2301> and ACC 232 <ACCT 2302> with a minimum grade of C in each. Credit 3.
  • ACC 430 <ACCT 4380> Studies In Accounting.
    Individual study as arranged with members of the faculty. This course may be repeated and may be taken for Academic Distinction Program Credit. Prerequisite: Consent of Department Chair. Credit 1, 2, or 3.
  • ACC 435 <ACCT 4315> Advanced Accounting I.
    A study of various special reporting topics in financial accounting, this course surveys financial statement presentation and disclosure requirements for special areas of income recognition and accounting changes, dilutive securities, earnings per share calculations, reporting for business segments and interim periods, and accounting and reporting standards for partnerships and governmental and not-for-profit entities. Prerequisite: ACC 366 <ACCT 3314> with a minimum grade of C. Credit 3.
  • ACC 436 <ACCT 4316> Advanced Accounting II.
    A study of the financial accounting standards and procedures used in accounting and reporting for business combinations and intercorporate investments, consolidated financial statements, and multinational enterprises, including foreign currency transactions and financial instruments and translation of foreign entity statements. Prerequisite: ACC 366 <ACCT 3314> with a minimum grade of C. Credit 3.
  • ACC 461 <ACCT 4363> Fraud Examination.
    An examination of fraud within organizations with an emphasis on its detection and prevention. This course examines the nature and causes of financial and occupational fraud, ways to prevent and deter fraudulent conduct, and procedures for uncovering and investigating fraud. Prerequisite: Senior standing and permission of the instructor. Credit 3.
  • ACC 462 <ACCT 4360> Oil and Gas Accounting.
    An introduction to oil and gas accounting. Emphasizes accounting for costs incurred in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas using successful efforts, full cost, and tax accounting methods. Also introduces students to joint interest accounting, gas pipeline accounting, the required disclosures for oil and gas activities, and analysis of oil and gas companies’ financial statements. Prerequisite: ACC 365 <ACCT 3313>. Credit 3.
  • ACC 481 <ACCT 4372> Auditing Principles.
    An introduction to auditing concepts and procedures. Emphasizes generally accepted auditing standards; professional responsibilities; the nature, acquisition, evaluation, and documentation of audit evidence; internal control; and the auditor’s reports. Prerequisite: ACC 381 <ACCT 3324> and ACC 366 <ACCT 3314> with a minimum grade of C in each. Credit 3.
  • ACC 499 <ACCT 4389> Internship in Accounting.
    This course provides students with an internship experience allowing the application of accounting and auditing skills in an actual work setting. Students will work full-time in public or industry accounting paid positions for a minimum of 150 hours. Students generally will work full-time for one-half of the semester and attend accelerated accounting courses during the remaining half. Prerequisites: Junior standing, ACC 366 <ACCT 3314>, ACC 381 <ACCT 3324>, permission of the Department Chair of Accounting, and selection by an employing firm. For Spring semester internships, should be taken concurrently with ACC 436 <ACCT 4316> and ACC 481 <ACCT 4372>. Credit 3.

AGR <AGRI> Agriculture

  • AGR 110 <AGRI 1131> Introduction to Professional Leadership Skills.
    An exploration of the career options available to professionals in agricultural sciences, education, and business. Specific requirements for the various professions are discussed by a series of guest speakers. Course is intended for beginning students. Credit 1.
  • AGR 210 <AGRI 2100> Meeting Management and Parliamentary Procedure.
    The course is designed for students having an interest in developing their personal leadership and meeting management skills. Topics covered include, but are not limited to, the study of parliamentary procedures for conducting meetings, agenda development, treasurer and secretary reports, standing and special committee organization and reports, group dynamics, constitution and bylaws development and approval, and officer duties and expectations. Credit 1.
  • AGR 238 <AGRI 1309> Microcomputer Applications in Agriculture.
    This course is designed to acquaint students with software applications useful to agriculture and how various technological advances are applied in modern agricultural enterprises. Credit 3.
  • AGR 360 <AGRI 3360> Agricultural Communications.
    Provides an overview of information systems, principles and procedures used in communicating agricultural news and information in various agricultural professions. Emphasis is placed on effective written and oral communication means in professional and media environments in addition to public relations efforts in the fields of agricultural education and agribusiness. Writing enhanced. Prerequisites: ENG 164 <ENGL 1301> and ENG 165 <ENGL 1302>. Credit 3.
  • AGR 410 <AGRI 4100> Applied Agricultural Technology.
    Arranged developmental learning experiences incorporating an application of agricultural skills and practices in an emphasis area of the student’s choice. Individual study plans are devised by faculty to provide the student with broad-based knowledge. Credit 1.
  • AGR 412 <AGRI 4120> Professional Career Skills.
    A review of current careers in agriculture with emphasis on professional and managerial opportunities. Includes preparation of résumé, interview skills and other means of professional communication. Credit 1.
  • AGR 435 <AGRI 4350> Agricultural Biosecurity.
    The purpose of this course is to study the potential spread and prevalence of contagious organisms, reproductive diseases and contaminants in the agriculture, food, fiber and natural resource industries. Concepts dealing with isolation, resistance, sanitation, containment, transportation, and food safety issues and potential economic impact to the agricultural industry and others are major topics. Credit 3.
  • AGR 464 <AGRI 4364> International Agriculture.
    An overview of international trade issues and political and economic influences on world food and fiber production and distribution systems. When offered abroad, students will have the opportunity to visit agricultural production, processing, and transport facilities. Writing enhanced. Credit 3.
  • AGR 469 <AGRI 4369> Special Topics in Agriculture.
    Individual study in specialized areas of Agricultural Science. To be directed and approved by the Agricultural Science advisor. This course is designed to be a multi-topic course. The student can take the course under various special topics being offered. Credit 3.
  • AGR 488 <AGRI 4388> Principles of Agricultural Leadership and Community Development.
    Involves the study of the characteristics of agricultural leaders, leadership theory, parliamentary procedure, personal development, organizational structure, and entrepreneurship in agriculture. Writing enhanced. Credit 3.
  • AGR 496 <AGRI 4396> Directed Studies.
    Arranged professional and developmental learning experiences incorporating a practical application of agricultural skills and practices. To include internships, individual research and industry studies. Writing enhanced. Credit 1-6.
  • Agricultural Business
  • AGR 164 <AGRI 2317> Principles of Agricultural Economics.
    This course introduces concepts such as economics, supply and demand analysis, cost of production and market price risk; all related to practical application to agriculture. Credit 3.
  • AGR 285 <AGRI 2385> Analysis of the Agricultural Sector.
    This course provides an overview of the various sectors and institutions servicing agriculture. Focus is on the marketing efforts and added value that each sector provides to farm products. The course emphasizes the structure of each area, and the trends that shape their activities. An introduction to marketing activities with emphasis on agricultural commodities is also provided. Credit 3.
  • AGR 289 <AGRI 2389> Agribusiness Financial Analysis.
    Introduction to financial management for agricultural enterprises. Topics include: depreciation, balance sheet, income and expense, production records, income tax principles, enterprise budgeting, partial budgeting, cash flow budgeting, and analysis and interpretation of farm records. Credit 3.
  • AGR 335 <AGRI 3350> Agribusiness for Agriculture Science Teachers.
    This course is designed to present agribusiness concepts that are included in the curriculum of post-secondary schools of Texas. Subjects include budgeting, finance, insurance, organization and management, marketing and government policies. Prerequisite: AGR 164 <AGRI 2317>. Credit 3.
  • AGR 367 <AGRI 3367> Agricultural Finance.
    Advanced agribusiness management applications of borrowed capital to operations; methods of determining loan needs for farmers; budgeting incomes to facilitate repayment of loans; cost of using borrowed capital; management of financial resources in agribusiness; and time value of money applications. Prerequisite: AGR 289 <AGRI 2389>. Credit 3.
  • AGR 377 <AGRI 3377> Farm and Ranch Management.
    Focus on planning for the most efficient resource allocation in agricultural operations. This course uses previously taught financial management practices and applies that to an agricultural industry case study. Prerequisite: AGR 367 <AGRI 3367> or FIN 367 <FINC 3320>. Credit 3.
  • AGR 385 <AGRI 3385> Agricultural Economic Analysis.
    This course presents analysis tools from the fields of economics, statistics, and management as they relate to agricultural business decision making. The analytical and quantitative principles are applied to a variety of agricultural business situations. Topics include forecasting, decision analysis, and linear programming. Computer-based methods are emphasized. Prerequisite: STA 169 <STAT 1369> or MTH 169 <MATH 1369> and MTH 199 <MATH 1324>. Credit 3.
  • AGR 434 <AGRI 4340> Agribusiness Marketing.
    A study of the major marketing strategies and decisions that must be made by agribusiness firms, including target market selection, marketing research, sales forecasting, product policies, distribution channels, pricing, advertising, and market control. The development of a strategic marketing plan for an agribusiness firm will be required. Writing enhanced. Prerequisites: AGR 164 <AGRI 2317> and AGR 285 <AGRI 2385>. Credit 3.
  • AGR 461 <AGRI 4361> Agribusiness Organization and Management.
    Management principles relevant to agribusiness firms: marketing management, e-commerce and value-added agriculture, managerial concepts, human resource management, and business organizations. Writing enhanced. Prerequisites: AGR 164 <AGRI 2317> and AGR 289 <AGRI 2389>. Credit 3.
  • AGR 463 <AGRI 4363> Agricultural Sales and Consulting.
    This course presents the principles of professional sales techniques used by food and agricultural firms. Necessary skills required in the agribusiness industry such as interpersonal skills, sales techniques, and sales forecasting skills are developed and enhanced. Prerequisites: AGR 164 <AGRI 2317> and AGR 285 <AGRI 2385>. Credit 3.
  • AGR 474 <AGRI 4374> Agricultural Market Analysis and Prices.
    Principles of agricultural market analysis to include: price analysis, price forecasting, forward contracting, futures market, market structure analysis, marketing and sales management. Writing enhanced. Prerequisites: AGR 164 <AGRI 2317> and AGR 385 <AGRI 3385>. Credit 3.
  • AGR 475 <AGRI 4375> Advanced Agribusiness Management.
    This course serves as a capstone course for agribusiness majors. Contemporary issues related to agribusiness are approached using information systems, industry representatives, field trips, and class presentations. Prerequisites: AGR 367 <AGRI 3367> and AGR 461 <AGRI 4361>. Credit 3.
  • AGR 486 <AGRI 4386> Agriculture and Government Programs.
    This course examines and analyzes the effects of government participation on farmers, ranchers, agribusiness firms and consumers. Topics include the policy making process and the analysis of commodities, conservation, food safety, international trade, rural development programs, and the interrelationship of agriculture and agribusiness. Writing enhanced. Prerequisite: AGR 164 <AGRI 2317>. Credit 3.

Agriculture Education

  • AGR 332 <AGRI 3320> Interdisciplinary Agricultural Science and Technology.
    This course is designed to develop competencies of agricultural science teachers to teach essential elements in agricultural business, agricultural mechanization, animal science, and horticulture and crop science. Credit 3.
  • AED 464 <AGED 4364> Methods of Teaching Agricultural Science.
    A study of the professional competencies required for the teaching of agricultural science. Included is the development of curriculum and occupational education programs as well as evaluation of teaching techniques, procedures, and resource materials. Methods of teaching the handicapped will be discussed. Writing enhanced. Prerequisite: Admission to the Student Teaching Program. Credit 3.
  • AED 465 <AGED 4365> Student Teaching in Agricultural Science.
  • AED 466 <AGED 4366> Student Teaching in Agricultural Science.
    Directed observation and student teaching in an approved high school agricultural science classroom are required. Participation is essential in related agricultural science and FFA activities such as fairs, shows, contests, FFA alumni and young farmer programs, etc. Prerequisite: Admission to the Student Teaching Program. Credit 6.
  • AED 469 <AGED 4369> Special Topics in Agricultural Education.
    This course will examine special topics/issues and(or) subject matter in the field of agricultural education. Different subject matter can be addressed each semester. This course may be repeated as topics and subject matter change. Credit 3.
  • AED 480 <AGED 4380> Responsibilities of the Professional Agricultural Educator.
    This course is designed to assist future agricultural science and technology teachers in understanding the structure, organization, and management of public schools at the national, state, and local levels. Course content will include a study of the needs of the special learner, school finance and funding for career and technical education programs, agricultural science curriculum and graduation requirements, and cultural issues. The course will also focus on professionalism, program planning, personnel employment and evaluation, and legal issues critical to the success of agricultural science and technology teachers. Writing enhanced. Prerequisite: Admission to the Student Teaching Program. Credit 3.
  • AED 488 <AGED 4388> Agricultural Science and Technology Program Management.
    This course focuses on developing and managing the youth leadership aspect of agricultural science and technology programs in public schools. Students will learn about leadership and career development events, the agricultural education record book documentation system, program of activity development, financial management, student and chapter awards programs, and scholarships for agricultural education students. Credit 3.

Agricultural Engineering Technology

  • AGR 162 <AGRI 2303> Introduction to Agricultural Mechanization and Engineering.
    Introduction to current and emerging topics and industry related to agricultural engineering technology. Topics covered include: bio-diesel, wind energy, GPS/GIS applications, nanotechnology, theory of fusion of metals, efficiency of internal combustion engines, and other technology-related subjects. Credit 3.
  • AGR 284 <AGRI 2301> Fundamentals of Agricultural Power Units and Control Systems.
    Selection, maintenance and service of agricultural power units including small engines overhaul and preventive maintenance on agricultural tractors. Credit 3.
  • AGR 330 <AGRI 3300> Agricultural Electrification.
    Principles and theory of electricity and applications in agriculture. Topics covered will include the transmission and distribution of electricity, Ohm’s Law, DC/AC current, safety, NEC, converting bio-mass to electrical power, peak demand, dispatchable power, wind energy, photo-voltaic cells, and net-metering. Prerequisite: AGR 162 <AGRI 2303> or IT 139 <ITEC 1390>. Credit 3.
  • AGR 331 <AGRI 3310> Teaching Agricultural Technology.
    Methods in delivering instruction in agricultural technology. Principles in managing high school agricultural mechanics laboratories in a safe and efficient manner. Intended for SED minors. Prerequisite: AGR 162 <AGRI 2303> or IT 139 <ITEC 1390> and Approval by Instructor. Credit 3.
  • AGR 380 <AGRI 3380> Agricultural Machinery.
    Design, construction, adjustment, operation and testing of agricultural machinery and equipment systems. Topics include theoretical and effective capacities, costs of operation, valuation of used equipment and queuing theory. Prerequisite: AGR 162 <AGRI 2303> or IT 139 <ITEC 1390>. Credit 3.
  • AGR 383 <AGRI 3383> Soil and Water Conservation Engineering.
    This course includes principles of soil and water conservation, erosion control, storm water management, structures for floodwater routing, culvert design, design of waterways, and retention basins. Plane surveying, topographic mapping, geographical information and global positioning systems will be utilized. Credit 3.
  • AGR 386 <AGRI 3386> Agricultural Structures and Environmental Control Systems.
    Functional requirements of agricultural buildings; valuation, appraisal and estimating; structural requirements of agricultural buildings; planning and designing major service and processing buildings. Topics discussed will include thermodynamics, confined livestock housing, and environmental controls. Writing enhanced. Prerequisite: AGR 162 <AGRI 2303> or IT 139 <ITEC 1390>. Credit 3.
  • AGR 471 <AGRI 4371> Agricultural Safety and Health.
    This course is designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of the hazards and necessary safety precautions associated with the food, fiber, natural resources and agricultural industry. Control strategies will be explored and prevention methods identified. Hazards examined include machinery, livestock, controlled spaces, pesticides, and other issues common to the food, fiber, natural resources and agricultural industry. Writing enhanced. Credit 3.
  • AGR 481 <AGRI 4381> Advanced Agricultural Mechanics.
    This course serves as a capstone course for agricultural science students with previous experience in the area of agricultural engineering technology. Teams will address and solve a complex problem and as a result may design and construct a building, trailer, or other equipment in the laboratory. Writing enhanced. Prerequisites: AGR 162 <AGRI 2303> or IT 139 <ITEC 1390> and Approval by Instructor. Credit 3.
  • AGR 484 <AGRI 4384> Fusing and Joining Metallic and Non-Metallic Materials.
    A comprehensive study of the theories, principles, and procedures of bonding and fusing metallic and non-metallic materials by the electric arc, oxy-fuel, and adhesive processes. Technical classroom instruction, laboratory exercises, and field trip experiences will involve selection and utilization of new and emerging technologies and equipment, workplace planning, supervision, and management. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor. Credit 3.
  • AGR 485 <AGRI 4385> Applied Electronics/Hydraulics in Agriculture.
    Cutting edge applications and integration of electronic and hydraulic principles and applications in agricultural and industrial processes and distribution systems. Topics include Ohm’s Law, Pascal’s Law, and principles and theory of fluid dynamics. Prerequisite: AGR 162 <AGRI 2303> or IT 139 <ITEC 1390>. Credit 3.
  • AGR 487 <AGRI 4387> Agricultural Engines and Tractors.
    Principles of the internal combustion engine, fuel injection, carburetion, and computerized engine monitoring equipment. Selection, valuation, wear analysis, and maintenance of power units for agricultural and industrial applications including those powered by alternative fuels will be covered. Prerequisite: AGR 162 <AGRI 2303> or IT 139 <ITEC 1390>. Credit 3.
  • AGR 490 <AGRI 4390> Turf and Cropland Irrigation and Drainage.
    Design and selection of surface or sub-surface irrigation and drainage systems for golf courses, greenhouses, sports fields, crops, landscape applications, and construction sites. Principles of pressurized irrigation systems including crop water requirements, soil moisture, irrigation scheduling, sprinkler irrigation, trickle irrigation, pumps, pipelines, and irrigation wells will be covered. Prerequisite: AGR 162 <AGRI 2303> or IT 139 <ITEC 1390>. Credit 3.
  • AGR 492 <AGRI 4392> GPS Applications in Agriculture and Construction.
    Global positioning and geographic information system software and equipment will be applied in settings involving precision farming and construction. Prerequisite: AGR 162 <AGRI 2303> or IT 139 <ITEC 1390>. Credit 3.
  • AGR 493 <AGRI 4393> Alternative Energies.
    This course will familiarize students will existing and potential alternative energy sources and production capacities including wind, solar, bio-mass conversion, hydrogen, ethanol, vegetable oil, and bio-diesel. Impacts on the environment, ecological systems, world food supply, and economy will be studied. Prerequisite: AGR 162 <AGRI 2303> or IT 139 <ITEC 1390>. Credit 3.

Animal Science

  • AGR 119 <AGRI 1119> Animal Science Laboratory.
    Laboratory for AGR 169 <AGRI 1319>. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in AGR 169 <AGRI 1319>. Credit 1.
  • AGR 169 <AGRI 1319> Animal Science.
    This is a basic course of study to acquaint students with the scope of animal science: origin, history and development of economically important species and breeds of livestock; concepts of selection, breeding, nutrition, management and research as applied to livestock production. Laboratory experiences (AGR 119 <AGRI 1119> ) involve the practical skills needed to manage animal enterprises. Credit 3.
  • AGR 230 <AGRI 2321> Livestock Evaluation and Selection.
    This course is designed to present the basic principles and concepts in selection and evaluation of beef cattle, sheep, swine, and horses. The ability to present accurate and concise oral reasons for selecting and placing livestock is reviewed. Credit 3.
  • AGR 236 <AGRI 2360> Animals and Society.
    This course will acquaint the student with the broad role of animals in society from national, global and historic perspectives. The impact of animals and domestic livestock on economic, social and political policy will be discussed. Emphasis will be placed on agricultural and non-agricultural uses, societal and cultural perspectives, consumer influences, animal ethics, animal research, appropriate animal care, livestock quality assurance programs, animal welfare, animal rights and the animal-human bond. Writing enhanced. Credit 3.
  • AGR 239 <AGRI 2390> Selection and Evaluation of Horses.
    This course will allow the student to become familiar with the basic concepts necessary to select and evaluate horses from a judge's perspective. Evaluation of conformation, balance, symmetry, cadence, suppleness, and impulsion will be used to understand these concepts. The ability to prepare and present oral reasons to support critical thinking and decision making skills will be reviewed. Credit 3.
  • AGR 269 <AGRI 2369> Confinement Animal Production.
    The purpose of this course is to study the principles of confinement animal production. Significant components of the livestock industry have evolved from traditional production systems to full confinement livestock production. The principles of confinement livestock management will be considered including intensive herd management, precise production schedules, herd health, ventilation systems, biosecurity, waste management and building design. Writing enhanced. Prerequisite: AGR 169 <AGRI 1319> and AGR 119 <AGRI 1119>. Credit 3.
  • AGR 334 <AGRI 3340> Basic Horsemanship.
    This course will aid in developing skills to increase horsemanship ability and knowledge so that the student can more effectively communicate with the young horse. The fundamentals of equine behavior will be studied. Ground training methods will also be applied to teach the young horse discipline while increasing the training and value of the horse. Stable management, equipment, and pedigrees will also be discussed. Prerequisite: AGR 364 <AGRI 3364> or concurrent enrollment. Credit 3.
  • AGR 338 <AGRI 3380> Game Animal Production.
    A study of the principles and practices of game animal production. Game animals commonly used for economic diversification of agricultural enterprises are the central focus of the course. Topics include animal identification, population dynamics, nutrition, habitat preservation and modification, reproduction, game laws, and economic integration in traditional agricultural enterprises. Credit 3.
  • AGR 363 <AGRI 3363> Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals.
    Introduction to anatomy and physiology of domestic animals. Aspects of the nervous, skeletal, muscular, circulatory, urinary, and endocrine systems are covered. Prerequisite: AGR 169 <AGRI 1319> and AGR 119 <AGRI 1119>. Credit 3.
  • AGR 364 <AGRI 3364> Equine Science.
    A survey of the working and pleasure horse industry; breed selection, breeding, feeding, diseases, unsoundness and management. Laboratory work involves evaluation, care and grooming, tack and equipment, and basic management. Prerequisite: AGR 239 <AGRI 2390>. Credit 3.
  • AGR 373 <AGRI 3373> Animal Nutrition.
    This course consists of a study of the processes of digestion, absorption, metabolism, physiology, and circulation. Each nutrient is studied from the standpoint of chemistry, sources, function, and metabolism. Prerequisite: AGR 169 <AGRI 1319> and AGR 119 <AGRI 1119>. Credit 3.
  • AGR 376 <AGRI 3376> Meat Science.
    Lecture topics will include muscle and skeletal biology, conversion of muscle to meat, food-borne illnesses and HACCP. Labs will focus on the methods of harvesting, preparation, preserving, and storing meat. Prerequisite: AGR 169 <AGRI 1319> and AGR 119 <AGRI 1119>. Credit 3.
  • AGR 431 <AGRI 4310> Animal Growth and Performance.
    A study of the physiological and endocrine system factors affecting growth and performance of domestic animals. The course includes the study of meat animal growth and developmental processes and factors that affect body/carcass composition, carcass quality and value. Prerequisites: AGR 373 <AGRI 3373>. Credit 3.
  • AGR 436 <AGRI 4336> Stocker and Feedlot Management.
    The course will evaluate the basic principles involved in feeding, management, marketing and disease control of stocker and feedlot cattle for economical production of beef. A review of scientific knowledge and research advances will be applied to modern stocker and feedlot cattle operations. Prerequisites: AGR 169 <AGRI 1319> and AGR 119 <AGRI 1119>. Credit 3.
  • AGR 460 <AGRI 4360> Livestock Management Techniques.
    Skills and knowledge pertaining to the production of beef cattle, swine, goats, sheep, and horses. Laboratory exercises involve various management practices and selection of livestock based on visual evaluation and genetic performance. This course is not intended for animal science majors. Writing enhanced. Prerequisite: AGR 169 <AGRI 1319> and AGR 119 <AGRI 1119>. Credit 3.
  • AGR 467 <AGRI 4367> Equitation.
    The course will be an in-depth study of equitation including simple and advanced maneuvers that are essential to various types of equine performance events. Students will be expected to strengthen communication skills between horse and rider through various exercises. The university equestrian team will be developed from this course. Prerequisite: AGR 364 <AGRI 3364>. Credit 3.
  • AGR 473 <AGRI 4373> Equine Reproduction.
    General principles and applications of equine reproduction will be presented. Course material will include reproductive anatomy of the mare and the stallion and endocrinology as related to reproduction. Prerequisite: AGR 364 <AGRI 3364> or concurrently enrolled. Credit 3.
  • AGR 476 <AGRI 4376> Sheep and Goat Production and Management.
    Application of basic genetic principles, physiology, and nutrition to practical sheep, meat goat and Angora goat production systems; management, health care and marketing of animals and fiber. Prerequisite: AGR 169 <AGRI 1319> and AGR 119 <AGRI 1119>. Credit 3.
  • AGR 479 <AGRI 4379> Equine Nutrition.
    An overall evaluation of the equine digestive system in regards to anatomy, physiology, digestive processes, nutrient requirements, feedstuffs, management, and health care. Current topics in equine nutrition research will also be discussed. Prerequisite: AGR 364 <AGRI 3364>. Credit 3.
  • AGR 480 <AGRI 4380> Beef Cattle Production and Management.
    A study of basic principles and methods of breeding, nutrition, reproduction, management, marketing, and disease control relating to various segments of the beef industry. Application of the latest bovine research is reviewed. Laboratory exercises involve practical skills relating to performance records and management of beef cattle. Writing enhanced. Prerequisite: AGR 169 <AGRI 1319> and AGR 119 <AGRI 1119>. Credit 3.
  • AGR 489 <AGRI 4389> Animal Reproduction.
    Physiology of the male and female reproductive tract; hormones governing reproduction; the estrous cycle; mating; gestation; parturition; lactation; artificial insemination; embryo transfer technology; and factors affecting reproductive efficiency of common animal species used for agricultural purposes. Writing enhanced. Prerequisite: AGR 169 <AGRI 1319> and AGR 119 <AGRI 1119>. Credit 3.
  • AGR 491 <AGRI 4391> Equine Behavior and Training.
    A study of equine behavior, safety, and training techniques. Laboratory work involves planning record keeping systems, feeding and breeding schedules, tack and equipment, training young stock for work and pleasure, and specialized management practices. Prerequisites: AGR 334 <AGRI 3340>. Credit 3.
  • AGR 494 <AGRI 4394> Animal Feeds and Feeding.
    A study of the characteristics of feedstuffs, a review of the essential nutrients and digestion, ration and mixture formulation, feeding methods, and nutritional management of beef, swine, sheep, goats, poultry, and horses. Exercises will consist of practical applications in formulating rations for livestock using conventional techniques and computers. Writing enhanced. Prerequisites: AGR 373 <AGRI 3373>. Credit 3.
  • AGR 495 <AGRI 4395> Animal Breeding and Genetics.
    The application of genetic principles to livestock improvement. Study of genetic basis of selection and systems of mating, and the development of breeding programs based on the principles of population genetics. Prerequisite: AGR 169 <AGRI 1319> and AGR 119 <AGRI 1119>. Credit 3.

Horticulture and Crop Sciences

  • AGR 115 <AGRI 1107> Plant Science Laboratory.
    Laboratory for AGR 165 <AGRI 1307>. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in AGR 165 <AGRI 1307>. Credit 1.
  • AGR 165 <AGRI 1307> Plant Science.
    Basic plant morphology, classification, propagation, and crop improvement are topics discussed along with growth and development of crop plants. An introduction to soils, climate, and plant protection follow with a final overview of the major groups of cultivated plants. Credit 3.
  • AGR 274 <AGRI 2374> Production and Management of Ornamentals.
    This course is designed to cover the principles and techniques involved in the production and management of nursery and greenhouse crops including ornamental trees, shrubs, annuals, and perennials. Writing enhanced. Credit 3.
  • AGR 275 <AGRI 2375> Turfgrass Science.
    A study of the major turfgrass species grown in the U.S. and throughout much of the world. Explores differences in management, culture, and varietal selection for athletic, ornamental, and utility turfs. Credit 3.
  • AGR 295 <AGRI 2395> Ornamental Landscape Plants.
    Identification, growth characteristics, culture and use of common landscape and greenhouse plants. Materials include trees, shrubs, vines, groundcovers, turf grasses and floriculture crops. Emphasis is placed on temperate region plants. Credit 3.
  • AGR 299 <AGRI 2399> Floral Design.
    Principles and elements of design illustrated with the use of floral materials; techniques involved in design and construction of floral arrangements; history and utilization of floral art in society. Credit 3.
  • AGR 344 <AGRI 3440> Soil Science.
    An introduction to the physical, biological, and chemical properties of soils and their relationships to soil formation, soil fertility, soil temperature, soil-plant-water relations, pH and liming, and conservation of soils. Environmental issues are also discussed. Prerequisites: (a) AGR 165 <AGRI 1307> and AGR 115 <AGRI 1107>, and (b) CHM 135 <CHEM 1306>, CHM 136 <CHEM 1307>, CHM 138 <CHEM 1311>, or CHM 139 <CHEM 1312>. Credit 4.
  • AGR 379 <AGRI 3379> Turfgrass Culture.
    Principles of sexual and asexual propagation of major turf species, soils and rooting media, nutrient management, irrigation, pest control, and selection of appropriate cultivars are covered in this course. Credit 3.
  • AGR 395 <AGRI 3395> Plant Propagation Techniques.
    Principles and practices involved in propagation of plants are discussed in detail. Emphasis is placed on sexual and asexual methods of propagation and the biochemical/hormonal factors involved. Propagation techniques of several horticultural crops will be covered and practiced. Prerequisite: AGR 165 <AGRI 1307> and AGR 115 <AGRI 1107>. Credit 3.
  • AGR 398 <AGRI 3398> Landscape Design I.
    This course covers principles, elements, and factors to be considered in preparation, planning, and design of a residential landscape. Emphasis will be placed on the incorporation of plant materials into basic landscape design. Writing enhanced. Prerequisite: AGR 295 <AGRI 2395> or instructor approval. Credit 3.
  • AGR 432 <AGRI 4320> Fruit and Vegetable Production.
    This course is a comprehensive study of the fruit and vegetable industry in the United States. Topics of study include climatic requirements, growth characteristics, cultural practices, and pest control strategies. Writing enhanced. Prerequisite: AGR 165 <AGRI 1307> and AGR 115 <AGRI 1107>. Credit 3.
  • AGR 433 <AGRI 4330> Soil Fertility Management and Fertilizers.
    Principles of soil fertility, water, nutritional, and climatic relationships. Emphasis will be placed on sources of soil nutrients including commercial fertilizers and biological resources. Writing enhanced. Prerequisite: AGR 344 <AGRI 3440> or concurrent enrollment. Credit 3.
  • AGR 468 <AGRI 4368> Landscape Design II.
    This course is a continuation of AGR 398 <AGRI 3398>. Design skills will be refined as students will experience more variety in design opportunities. Both small residential and larger public spaces will be the subjects of student designs. Effective graphic presentations will be stressed. Installation, maintenance, and management of residential landscapes will also be discussed. Prerequisite: AGR 295 <AGRI 2395> or instructor approval. Credit 3.
  • AGR 470 <AGRI 4370> Forage Crops and Pasture Management.
    Quality evaluation, adaptation, selection, culture and management of the more important plants used for pasture, hay and silage. Particular attention is given to those species grown commonly throughout the southeastern US. Writing enhanced. Credit 3.
  • AGR 472 <AGRI 4372> Sports Turf Management.
    Facility design and construction, water management, soil modification, and unique management practices commonly applied to golf courses and other sports turfs will be covered. Management of budgets, personnel, equipment maintenance and irrigation scheduling are also covered. Prerequisites: AGR 344 <AGRI 3440> or instructor approval. Credit 3.
  • AGR 483 <AGRI 4383> Range Management.
    With rangelands comprising the majority of lands in the western US, this course deals with forage-animal management topics common to the semi-arid and arid regions of the US. Addresses the unique management requirements of rangelands, the use of government-owned lands, and the competing uses of rangelands for livestock production, wildlife habitat, and recreational areas for humans. Prerequisite: AGR 165 <AGRI 1307> and AGR 115 <AGRI 1107>. Writing enhanced. Credit 3.
  • AGR 497 <AGRI 4397> Integrated Pest Management.
    A comprehensive review of current cultural, biological, mechanical, and chemical techniques used in managing or controlling agricultural and residential pests. Attention is given to environmental hazards, application methods, and safety precautions in handling and storage of pesticides. Writing enhanced. Prerequisite: AGR 165 <AGRI 1307> and AGR 115 <AGRI 1107>. Credit 3.

ARB <ARAB> Arabic

  • ARB 131 <ARAB 1311> Elementary Arabic.
    For students with no previous instruction in Arabic. Introduction to the Arabic alphabet, pronunciation, vocabulary and basic language codes, stressing an oral approach to the language with emphasis on conversation and oral drill. Credit 3.
  • ARB 132 <ARAB 1312> Elementary Arabic II.
    A continuation of ARB 131 <ARAB 1311>. Language codes with more complexity discussed and drilled. Stress on aural and oral skills. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ARB 131 <ARAB 1311>. Credit 3.
  • ARB 263 <ARAB 2311> Intermediate Arabic I.
    A continuation of ARB 132 <ARAB 1312>, adding more complex structures as a basis for reading and aural comprehension as well as for oral communication. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ARB 132 <ARAB 1312>. Credit 3.
  • ARB 264 <ARAB 2312> Intermediate Arabic II.
    A continuation of ARB 263 <ARAB 2311>. Special emphasis on practical needs for communication. Short cultural reading passages. More complex grammar. Particular emphasis on roots of Arabic words. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ARB 263 <ARAB 2311>. Credit 3.
  • ARB 380 <ARAB 3380> Contemporary Arab World.
    Taught in the Arabic language for additional skill development in listening, speaking, reading and writing, the course emphasizes the fifth skill: cultural knowledge with insights and perspective via the viewpoint and linguistic expression of the native Arabic speaker. Introduces and describes the linguistic and cultural ramifications of the historical, political, social and economic situations in Arab countries with some analysis & comparison among Arabic countries. An emphasis on gender issues, progress and reforms, the rise of fundamentalisms and the Arab-Israeli conflict. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ARB 264 <ARAB 2312> or consent of Chair. Credit: 3.
  • ARB 470 <ARAB 4370> Seminar in Selected Topics in Arabic Culture.
    This course is an in-depth study of a selected topic. The topic to be explored will change from year to year. This course may be repeated for credit as the content varies. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ARB 264 <ARAB 2312> or consent of Chair. Credit 3.

ASL <SGNL> American Sign Language

  • ASL 141 <SGNL 1401> Elementary American Sign Language I.
    For students who have had no previous instruction in American Sign Language. The work includes vocabulary acquisition, cultural components, drills, sentence formation, and everyday conversation leading to proficiency. Language laboratory periods weekly are required. Credit 4.
  • ASL 142 <SGNL 1402> Elementary American Sign Language II.
    A continuation of ASL 141 <SGNL 1401> with more speaking and writing toward advancing proficiency. Language laboratory periods weekly are required. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ASL 141 <SGNL 1401> or equivalent. Credit 4.
  • ASL 263 <SGNL 2401> Intermediate American Sign Language I.
    A continuation of ASL 142 <SGNL 1402> with emphasis on more advanced skills. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ASL 142 <SGNL 1402> or equivalent. Credit 3.
  • ASL 264 <SGNL 2402> Intermediate American Sign Language II.
    A continuation of ASL 263 <SGNL 2401> with emphasis on fluent usage of ASL. Intensive study with the purpose of mastering mid-level proficiency skills. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ASL 263 <SGNL 2401> or equivalent. Credit 3.

ART <ARTS> Art

  • ART 130 <ARTS 1313> W.A.S.H. – 2D (Workshop in Art Studio and History 2-Dimensional).
    This studio course introduces the studio arts, art history, theory and technology to the incoming student. It is designed to immerse students in an intense program of researching, interpreting and creating art in the twenty-first century. ART 130 <ARTS 1313> emphasizes the 2-Dimensional Arts. Its companion courses, ART 131 <ARTS 1314> and ART 132 <ARTS 1315>, support this studio course with lectures, readings, visiting artists, and demonstrations. Prerequisite: None. Co-requisite: ART 131 <ARTS 1314> and ART 132 <ARTS 1315>. Credit 3.
  • ART 131 <ARTS 1314> W.A.S.H. – 3D (Workshop in Art Studio and History 3-Dimensional).
    This studio course introduces the studio arts, art history, theory and technology to the incoming student. It is designed to immerse students in an intense program of researching, interpreting and creating art in the twenty-first century. ART 131 <ARTS 1314> emphasizes the 3-Dimensional Arts. Its companion courses, ART 132 <ARTS 1315> and ART 130 <ARTS 1313>, support this studio course with lectures, readings, visiting artists, and demonstrations. Prerequisite: None. Co requisite: ART 132 <ARTS 1315 and ART 130 <ARTS 1313>. Credit 3.
  • ART 132 <ARTS 1315> W.A.S.H. – Lecture (Workshop in Art Studio and History – Lecture).
    This course introduces the concepts, theories and information for development in ART 130 <ARTS 1313> and ART 131 <ARTS 1314>, the studio components linked with this visual arts foundation course. It is an arena for students to experience lectures, demonstrations, seminar activities and visiting speakers, as well as the more traditional aspects of the discipline. It is geared towards contemporary visual concerns and uses experimental techniques to expose students to an array of styles and methodologies. Prerequisite: None. Co-requisite: ART 130 <ARTS 1313> and ART 131 <ARTS 1314>. Credit: 3.
  • ART 160 <ARTS 1301> Introduction to the Visual Arts.
    This course will introduce the visual elements of art, their nature, functions and relationships in Painting, Sculpture and Architecture to the non-major. Prerequisite: None. (Non-Majors only). Credit 3.
  • ART 161 <ARTS 1311> Basic Design I.
    The study and application of two-dimensional design elements and principles using diverse media. Prerequisite: None. Credit 3.
  • ART 163 <ARTS 1316> Drawing.

    An in depth study of the fundamental principles of drawing and mark making. Students will draw from observation and develop the ability to create 2 dimensional representations using Line, Value, Shape, Edge, Plane and Volume, Space, Texture, Perspective, and Gesture. The use of negative space and compositional strategies are emphasized. Traditions of drawing are examined and drawing is placed in a historical context that emphasizes its importance in contemporary art. Prerequisite: None. Credit 3.

  • ART 164 <ARTS 1317> Life Drawing I.

    Drawing from the model in various media. Gesture drawing and figure structure are studied. Line, Value, and Shape, Plane and Volume are used as elements to depict the figure in space with accurate proportions. The study leads toward a final portfolio that demonstrates proficiency representing the figure in cohesive and complete compositions for submission to the BFA portfolio review. Prerequisite: ART 163 <ARTS 1316>. Credit 3.

  • ART 231 <ARTS 2343> Animation Concepts and Techniques.
    The principles and techniques of traditional animation, including the principles of motion, storyboarding, flipbooks, cel and pencil animation. Also introduces students to the use of computers in animation. Prerequisite: ART 130 <ARTS 1313>, ART 131 <ARTS 1314>, ART 132 <ARTS 1315>, and ART 163 <ARTS 1316>. Credit 3.
  • ART 234 <ARTS 2323> Principles of Graphic Design.
    This entry-level course is the first in building the foundation for graphic design. The emphasis is on creative thinking and problem solving and the development of the designer’s process. Each project builds upon the previous in depth and complexity of that process. The student is introduced to computer application of two-dimensional concepts and output. Prerequisite: ART 130 <ARTS 1313>, ART 131 <ARTS 1314>, ART 132 <ARTS 1315>, and ART 262 <ARTS 2313>. Credit 3.
  • ART 260 <ARTS 1303> Survey I: Prehistoric to Gothic Art History.
    This course provides a chronological survey of the major monuments of painting, sculpture, architecture, textiles, and metalwork from the ancient through the medieval periods. Prerequisite: None. Credit 3.
  • ART 262 <ARTS 2313> Foundations in Digital Art.
    This is an introductory course in the use of the computer as an art-making medium. The course introduces students to digital software and techniques, image creation and manipulation, digital design and compositional methods, and the use of digital tools as a vehicle of creative problem solving and personal creative expression. Prerequisite: ART 130 <ARTS 1313>, ART 131 <ARTS 1314>, and ART 132 <ARTS 1315>. Credit 3.
  • ART 263 <ARTS 2353> Pre Visualization.
    This course focuses on the fundamental techniques that are used in visual development for entertainment design. The assignments are intended to develop rapid drawing and rendering skills. The topics will include quick sketching, thumbnails, basic composition, and perspective. A special emphasis will be placed on efficient digital rendering techniques that encompass the use of value to define form. The goal of this course is to provide an efficient approach to generating distinctive designs in a production environment. Prerequisite: ART 130 <ARTS 1313>, ART 131 <ARTS 1314>, and ART 132 <ARTS 1315>. Credit 3.
  • ART 265 <ARTS 2311> Basic Design II.
    Continuation of Basic Design I with emphasis on various compositional approaches and color organization using a variety of materials and media. Prerequisite: ART 161 <ARTS 1311>. Credit 3.
  • ART 267 <ARTS 2318> Beginning Sculpture.
    Students will explore a variety of processes and materials as ways of learning the vocabulary of three-dimensional art. Students will incorporate wood, metal, and found objects into art as ways of expanding their visual vocabulary. Group critiques will help the student learn contemporary approaches to art making, to improve their sculptural skills and to develop personal artistic vision. Prerequisite: ART 130 <ARTS 1313>, ART 131 <ARTS 1314>, and ART 132 <ARTS 1315>. Credit 3.
  • ART 269 <ARTS 3317> Life Drawing II.

    This course explores the use of the figure as subject matter in art. Observational skills are practiced and refined and personal expression is emphasized. A variety of media are explored. The use of the figure in contemporary art is studied. Prerequisite: ART 130 <ARTS 1313>, ART 131 <ARTS 1314>, ART 132 <ARTS 1315>, and ART 164 <ARTS 1317>. Credit 3.

  • ART 271 <ARTS 1312> Three-Dimensional Design.
    An introduction to elements of design and the principles of arrangement as applied to problems in the third dimension. Prerequisite: None. Credit 3.
  • ART 294 <ARTS 2319> Survival Tools for the Artist.
    This class is designed to give the art studio major the tools necessary to be a successful studio artist. The primary focus will be the development of a professional portfolio that can be used for applying for graduate school, or submitting work to galleries, museums, and juried shows. Topics covered will include: how to photograph artwork, writing an artist’s statement, preparing a resume, and composing a cover letter. Crate building, mat cutting and frame-making will also be addressed. Class discussions and readings on current art topics are also required. Prerequisite: ART 130 <ARTS 1313>, ART 131 <ARTS 1314>, and ART 132 <ARTS 1315>. Credit 3.
  • ART 330 <ARTS 3353> Motion Graphics.
    A study of the use of type in motion to create animated graphic designs, logos, titles, and animated concrete poetry. Prerequisite: Prerequisite: ART 130 <ARTS 1313>, ART 131 <ARTS 1314>, ART 132 <ARTS 1315>, ART 375 <ARTS 3343>, and ART 234 <ARTS 2323>. Credit 3.
  • ART 331 <ARTS 2344> 2D Computer Animation.
    In this course, computer software is used to create 2D animations that incorporate traditional techniques and styles such as drawing and painting, cut paper, cel animation and stop action. Story development is emphasized and video editing techniques are practiced. Prerequisite: Prerequisite: ART 130 <ARTS 1313>, ART 131 <ARTS 1314>, ART 132 <ARTS 1315>, and ART 231 <ARTS 2343>. Credit 3.
  • ART 335 <ARTS 3322> Typography.
    This foundation course introduces an overview of history, principles, processes and terminology of typography. Type sensitivity is developed through a variety of means: classifying and identifying typefaces, designing typographic logotypes, as well as designing with type. The majority of work is created on the computer. Prerequisite: ART 130 <ARTS 1313>, ART 131 <ARTS 1314>, ART 132 <ARTS 1315>, ART 234 <ARTS 2323>, ART 262 <ARTS 2313>. Credit 3.
  • ART 336 <ARTS 3323> Graphic Design in Context.
    The techniques and processes of print media are explored. The use of color is emphasized. Students will be exposed to historical and aesthetic issues. Prerequisite: ART 130 <ARTS 1313>, ART 131 <ARTS 1314>, ART 132 <ARTS 1315>, ART 234 <ARTS 2323>, ART 335 <ARTS 3322>. Credit 3.
  • ART 360 <ARTS 3373> Digital Imaging.
    This course involves the exploration of advanced computer imaging techniques in support of individual student interests. Advanced capture, manipulation, and printing procedures are explored and applied in developing digital portfolios. Prerequisite: ART 130 <ARTS 1313>, ART 131 <ARTS 1314>, ART 132 <ARTS 1315>, and ART 233 <ARTS 2370>. Credit 3 or 6.
  • ART 365 <ARTS 3305> Painting I.

    An introduction to the materials, techniques and concepts of oil painting. Emphasis is placed on painting from observation, the depiction light and shadow, and basic color theory. Process based painting and concept based abstraction are explored. Students will learn to recognize and use the tools and materials and nomenclature related to oil painting including supports and grounds, mediums, binders and brushes. The role of Painting in art history and in contemporary art will be examined. Prerequisite: ART 130 <ARTS 1313>, ART 131 <ARTS 1314>, ART 132 <ARTS 1315>, ART 163 <ARTS 1316>. Credit 3.

  • ART 366 <ARTS 3310> Printmaking.
    An introduction to the techniques and procedures of printmaking. The emphasis is on relief, monoprint, and intaglio methods. Prerequisite: ART 130 <ARTS 1313>, ART 131 <ARTS 1314>, ART 132 <ARTS 1315>, ART 163 <ARTS 1316>. Credit 3.
  • ART 370 <ARTS 2386> Survey II: Renaissance to Post-Modern Art History.
    This course provides a chronological survey of the major monuments of painting, sculpture, architecture, textiles, and metalwork from the medieval period to the present. Prerequisite: None. Writing Enhanced. Credit 3.
  • ART 371 <ARTS 3320> Ceramics.
    An introduction to clay, the potential it has as a material and an overview of the basic principles involved in the forming/processing of it. The basic forming techniques will explore all aspects of hand building (pinch, coil and slab construction), as well as an introduction to the wheel. Basic firing techniques and finishes will be discussed. The emphasis of the course will be rooted in sculpture. Prerequisite: ART 130 <ARTS 1313>, ART 131 <ARTS 1314>, ART 132 <ARTS 1315>. Credit 3.
  • ART 373 <ARTS 3315> Collage.
    A class which follows the precepts of the twentieth century art form of using and exploring the juxtaposition and layering of a variety of materials and images. The dynamics of composition and a further investigation of the use of color and inherent capabilities of contrasting images and textures will be studied. Students will use a variety of materials including the found object, discarded papers, invented textures and painted surfaces to create their imagery. Prerequisite: ART 130 <ARTS 1313>, ART 131 <ARTS 1314>, ART 132 <ARTS 1315>. Credit 3.
  • ART 374 <ARTS 3325> Methods & Materials.
    An introduction to sculptural form through projects involving woodworking and welding. Lectures and demonstrations will be given on tools, materials and safety procedures. Prerequisite: ART 130 <ARTS 1313>, ART 131 <ARTS 1314>, ART 132 <ARTS 1315>. Credit 3.
  • ART 375 <ARTS 3343> Introduction to 3D Computer Animation.
    Basics of 3D Animation including 3D modeling techniques, key-framing and graph editing, shading, lighting and rendering. Prerequisite: ART 130 <ARTS 1313>, ART 131 <ARTS 1314>, ART 132 <ARTS 1315>, ART 331 <ARTS 2344>. Credit 3.
  • ART 376 <ARTS 3344> Advanced 3D Computer Animation.
    Further study in techniques used in 3D Computer Animation including 3D modeling, shading, lighting, and rendering. Advanced concepts including inverse and forward kinematics, deformers, and dynamics are introduced. Prerequisite: ART 130 <ARTS 1313>, ART 131 <ARTS 1314>, ART 132 <ARTS 1315>, and ART 375 <ARTS 3343>. Credit 3.
  • ART 430 <ARTS 4345> 3D Modeling for Computer Animation and Design.
    Techniques used in creating 3D models for computer animation are studied, including Polygonal modeling, Nurbs and Subdivision surfaces. Prerequisite: ART 130 <ARTS 1313>, ART 131 <ARTS 1314>, ART 132 <ARTS 1315>, and ART 376 <ARTS 3344>. Credit 3.
  • ART 431 <ARTS 4331> Illustration.
    This course promotes the inventive and individual solutions to illustrational problems, explores relationships of the image to the text and develops individual skill level using a variety of media, including the computer. Prerequisite: ART 130 <ARTS 1313>, ART 131 <ARTS 1314>, ART 132 <ARTS 1315>, and ART 269 <ARTS 3317>. Credit 3.
  • ART 432 <ARTS 3324> Corporate Identity Design.
    Publication design problems are presented as they relate to a specific corporation/product. Typical projects include corporate identity systems and ad campaigns. Production methods are individually explored to produce presentation quality mockups. Prerequisite: ART 130 <ARTS 1313>, ART 131 <ARTS 1314>, ART 132 <ARTS 1315>, ART 234 <ARTS 2323>, ART 335 <ARTS 3322>, and ART 336 <ARTS 3323>. Credit 3.
  • ART 433 <ARTS 4350> Character Animation.
    Character design, modeling, and rigging using 3D computer software. Techniques for games and film are compared and action and motion sequences are created and studied. Prerequisite: ART 130 <ARTS 1313>, ART 131 <ARTS 1314>, ART 132 <ARTS 1315>, ART 269 <ARTS 3317>, and ART 376 <ARTS 3344>. Credit 3.
  • ART 434 <ARTS 4323> Senior Studio in Graphic Design.
    An internship in an approved field and an intense portfolio review. Prerequisite: ART 130 <ARTS 1313>, ART 131 <ARTS 1314>, ART 132 <ARTS 1315>, ART 234 <ARTS 2323>, ART 335 <ARTS 3322>, ART 336 <ARTS 3323>, and ART 432 <ARTS 3324>. Credit 3.
  • ARTS 4386 History of American Art
    A history of American architecture, painting, and sculpture from the colonial period to the        present. Pre-requisite ARTS 3385
  • ART 439 <ARTS 4333> Interactive Design.
    This is an advanced course for web design concepts and processes as well as motion graphics applying Dreamweaver, Flash, Photoshop, and ImageReady applications. The course addresses terminology of the web environment, usability, web file formats, JavaScript, web typography, and web graphics. In addition, this course introduces web-based interactive multimedia including animation, sound, and motion graphics. Prerequisites: ART 130 <ARTS 1313>, ART 131 <ARTS 1314>, ART 132 <ARTS 1315>, ART 333 <ARTS 3375>, and ART 336 <ARTS 3323>. Credit 3.
  • ART 460 <ARTS 4355> Shading, Lighting and Rendering.
    An in depth study of surfaces and shaders including: texture and image mapping, lighting for compositing, cel shading, and rendering methods. Prerequisite: ART 130 <ARTS 1313>, ART 131 <ARTS 1314>, ART 132 <ARTS 1315>, ART 234 <ARTS 2323>, and ART 376 <ARTS 3344>. Credit 3.
  • ART 463 <ARTS 4316> Advanced Drawing.
    Drawing problems with emphasis on the development of personal expressive techniques. Prerequisite: ART 130 <ARTS 1313>, ART 131 <ARTS 1314>, ART 132 <ARTS 1315>, and ART 269 <ARTS 3317>. Credit 3.
  • ART 464 <ARTS 4357> Computer Animation for Interactive Games.
    Animation and modeling techniques as they apply to interactive video games are studied. Topics include low count polygon modeling, character rigging, surface mapping, virtual environments, sound effects, and story development. Prerequisite: ART 130 <ARTS 1313>, ART 131 <ARTS 1314>, ART 132 <ARTS 1315>, and ART 376 <ARTS 3344>. Credit 3.
  • ART 465 <ARTS 4305> Advanced Painting.
    Exploration of traditional painting processes and concepts along with the introduction of non-traditional techniques and materials. Emphasis is placed on skill development and individual exploration of ideas. Prerequisite: ART 130 <ARTS 1313>, ART 131 <ARTS 1314>, ART 132 <ARTS 1315>, and ART 365 <ARTS 3305>. Credit 3.
  • ART 466 <ARTS 4307> Painting in Aquamedia.
    The focus is on transparent watercolor. Landscape, still life, and the figure are emphasized, along with experimentation. Prerequisite: ART 130 <ARTS 1313>, ART 131 <ARTS 1314>, ART 132 <ARTS 1315>, and ART 163 <ARTS 1316>. Credit 3.
  • ART 472 <ARTS 4387> The History of Mexican Art.
    This course is a survey of Mexican and Mesoamerican art. Students will study images of prehistoric artifacts and the art and architecture of pre-hispanic cultures including the Olmec, Mixtec, Maya, and Aztec. The impact of the Spanish conquest, the role of art in the Mexican Revolution and the Socialist movement, Arte Popular, the Muralists, late twentieth century and contemporary Mexican art are also explored. Prerequisite: ART 370. Credit: 3.

  • ART 473 <ARTS 3382> The History of Animation.
    A survey of the History of Animation from early cartoons through contemporary special effects and 3D characters. The political, artistic and social uses of animation are examined. Prerequisite: ART 370 <ARTS 2386>. Credit 3.
  • ART 474 <ARTS 4388> History of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Art.
    A survey of major artistic movements and artists working in painting, sculpture and architecture. Prerequisite: ART 260 <ARTS 1303> and ART 370 <ARTS 2386>. Writing Enhanced. Credit 3.
  • ART 478 <ARTS 4389> Criticism and Theory in the Visual Arts.
    The study of historical and contemporary aspects of major thinking concerning the visual arts. Prerequisite: ART 260 <ARTS 1303> and ART 370 <ARTS 2386>. Writing Enhanced. Credit 3.
  • ART 480 <ARTS 4320> Advanced Ceramics.
    A continued exploration of clay with an emphasis on personal expression and discovery. The course is geared towards those students dedicated to understanding the contemporary issues surrounding the material in relationship to their own work and methodology. There are a number of required readings/writings, along with several group discussions. Additional technical information will be provided regarding advanced techniques (mold-making, firing wood/gas/soda kilns, and alternative building techniques). Interdisciplinary work is encouraged. Prerequisite: ART ART 130 <ARTS 1313>, ART 131 <ARTS 1314>, ART 132 <ARTS 1315>, and ART 371 <ARTS 3320>. Credit 3.
  • ART 482 <ARTS 4318> Sculpture.
    The exploration of three-dimensional media through the proper use of tools, working processes, and a variety of materials. Emphasis placed on skill development and individual exploration of ideas. Prerequisite: ART 130 <ARTS 1313>, ART 131 <ARTS 1314>, ART 132 <ARTS 1315>, and ART 267 <ARTS 2318>. Credit 3.
  • ART 490 <ARTS 4358> Animation Portfolio.
    Students in this course will create a work in a specific area of expertise and author a demo reel using this work and refined work from previous courses. A print portfolio will be created and job searching skills such as presentation and resume building will be taught. Prerequisite: 12 hours of animation studio and approval of instructor. Credit 3.
  • ART 492 <ARTS 4310> Advanced Printmaking.
    Advanced problems in printmaking. Special procedures and problems involving further investigation of various printmaking media with an introduction to lithography. Prerequisite: ART 366 <ARTS 3310>. Credit 3.
  • ART 493 <ARTS 4319> Undergraduate Seminar in Art.
    An undergraduate seminar course concerning problems selected within an area of specialization. Prerequisites: 6 hours of credit in the area of investigation, with permission of the instructor and department chair. (This course may be taken for Academic Distinction credit. See Academic Distinction Program in this catalog.) Variable credit.
  • ART 494 <ARTS 4315> The Business of Art.
    This class is designed to prepare the art studio major for a professional presentation of their portfolio to present to a gallery or for admittance into graduate school. Students will learn how to photograph their art-work, write a resume, artist statement and cover letter. Crate building, mat cutting and frame making will also be covered. Class discussions, guest lectures and readings on current art topics are also required. Credit 3.
  • ART 496 <ARTS 4317> Museum and Gallery Practices.
    This course is a course designed for students interested in learning the operations of Art Galleries and Museums. Students will visit museums and galleries in the area and assist with exhibitions in the Gaddis Geeslin Gallery in the Art Department. The course will cover art handling and installation of art works, registration procedures, and curatorial theories and practices. Students will curate and mount an exhibit, and prepare press materials and publicity as a project for the course. Prerequisite: ART 370 Credit: 3.

Photography

  • ART 181 <ARTS 1360> Introduction to Photography.
    This is a beginning course intended for non-photography majors. Content of the course includes a study of cameras, photographic materials, and visual principles. Students must provide a digital camera. (Non-Majors only) Credit 3.
  • ART 230 <ARTS 2360> Photographic Principles.
    Designed for non-majors and minors, this course introduces students to the technical principles and creative potential of photography. Credit 3.
  • ART 232 <ARTS 2365> Photographic Visualization.
    Students will be introduced to advanced exposure techniques and the principles necessary to master use of the large format camera. Credit 3.
  • ART 233 <ARTS 2370> Digital Photography I.
    This course introduces the student to the tools and techniques used in the scanning, creation, manipulation, and presentation of digital images in the desktop computing environment. Credit 3.
  • ART 236 <ARTS 2375> Photographic Concepts.
    Students are introduced to basic camera functions and concepts, use of visual design elements and articulation of personal ideas through the medium of fine art photography. Credit 3.
  • ART 332 <ARTS 3370> Digital Photography II.
    This course will engage students in an advanced study of the tools, techniques, and applications of digital photography in the desktop computing environment. Emphasis is placed on non-destructive manipulation of images and digital workflow techniques. Prerequisite: ART 233 <ARTS 2370>. Credit: 3.
  • ART 333 <ARTS 3375> Web Site Development.
    This course is designed to introduce students to the process of designing and creating web sites for the World Wide Web. Beginning with an understanding of the Internet, its history and development, students move on to creating web pages in HTML 4. Students are also introduced to web authoring tools and learn about their strengths and weaknesses in creating and maintaining websites. The course concludes with an examination of scripting languages, browser differences, and the future of HTML as it morphs to meet the demands of authors and users worldwide. Prerequisite: ART 233 <ARTS 2370>. Credit 3.
  • ART 334 <ARTS 3381> History of Photography.
    A study is made of the history of photography from its earliest beginnings. Technical, visual, aesthetic and social aspects are considered. Writing Enhanced. Credit 3.
  • ART 337 <ARTS 3374> Alternative Photographic Processes.
    In this course students are introduced to a variety of non-standard photographic processes. Prerequisite: ART 130 <ARTS 1313>, ART 131 <ARTS 1314>, ART 132 <ARTS 1315>, ART 232 <ARTS 2365>, ART 233 <ARTS 2370>, and ART 236 <ARTS 2375>. Credit 3.
  • ART 338 <ARTS 3368> Studio Practices I.
    Students learn the fundamentals of working with light both in the studio and on location. They are introduced to the use and control of existing light as well as high-powered electronic flash in the realm of digital photography. Prerequisites: ART 232 <ARTS 2365>, ART 233 <ARTS 2370>, and ART 236 <ARTS 2375>. Credit 3.
  • ART 361 <ARTS 3369> Studio Practices II.
    This course is a continuation of ART 338 <ARTS 3368>. Advanced commercial product and portrait photography and fundamental photographic business practices are examined. Prerequisites: ART 232 <ARTS 2365>, ART 233 <ARTS 2370>, ART 236 <ARTS 2375>, and ART 338 <ARTS 3368> or consent of instructor. Credit 3.
  • ART 362 <ARTS 3378> Contemporary Issues in Photography.
    This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of contemporary photographic trends. The work of photographers who are currently having an impact on fine art photography will be discussed along with critical analysis of art theory. Students will be expected to complete a body of photographic work that demonstrates personal conceptual development. Writing Enhanced. Prerequisite: ART 130 <ARTS 1313>, ART 131 <ARTS 1314>, ART 132 <ARTS 1315>, ART 232 <ARTS 2365>, ART 233 <ARTS 2370>, and ART 236 <ARTS 2375>. Credit 3.=
  • ART 363 <ARTS 3364> Photography Seminar.
    A different topic is presented each semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ART 130 <ARTS 1313>, ART 131 <ARTS 1314>, ART 132 <ARTS 1315>, ART 232 <ARTS 2365>, ART 233 <ARTS 2370, ART 236 <ARTS 2375>. Credit 3.
  • ART 367 <ARTS XXXX> Landscape Photography.
    In this course students will be dealing with issues that involve all aspects of the land. Students will make photographs that visually define their thoughts about the land. A finished portfolio of photographic prints will be created by both the class and each individual student. Prerequisites: ART 232 <ARTS 2365>, ART 233 <ARTS 2370>, and ART 236 <ARTS 2375>. Credit 3.
  • ART 369 <ARTS 3376> Photographic Narratives.
    This course provides a broad and intensive investigation of visual narratives through photographic representation. Photographic books, journals, installations, slide shows, and mixed media collage will be explored as a means of developing visual fluency and personal expression. The implications of photographic sequencing and contextual significance will also be an emphasis of this course. Prerequisite: ART 130 <ARTS 1313>, ART 131 <ARTS 1314>, ART 132 <ARTS 1315>, ART 232 <ARTS 2365>, ART 233 <ARTS 2370>, and ART 236 <ARTS 2375>. Credit 3.
  • ART 378 <ARTS 3362> Environmental Portraits.
    Blending portraiture and context, the environmental portrait illuminates the character and personality of its subject. Learning to photograph people in their natural surroundings thus capturing insight into their lives is the goal of this course. Students will complete a portfolio of original photographic work focusing on the topic of environmental portraiture. Prerequisite: ART 130 <ARTS 1313>, ART 131 <ARTS 1314>, ART 132 <ARTS 1315>, ART 232 <ARTS 2365>, ART 233 <ARTS 2370>, and ART 236 <ARTS 2375>. Credit 3.
  • ART 379 <ARTS 3360> The Photographic Digital Print.
    This course will provide an investigation of traditional and alternative digital photographic printing and mixed media processes. Students will complete a portfolio of original photographic work demonstrating personal creative and conceptual development. Prerequisite: ART 130 <ARTS 1313>, ART 131 <ARTS 1314>, ART 132 <ARTS 1315>, ART 232 <ARTS 2365>, ART 233 <ARTS 2370>, and ART 236 <ARTS 2375>. Credit 3.
  • ART 381 <ARTS 3379> Exhibition Photography.
    The course deals with the fundamentals of gallery exhibition. Emphasis is placed on developing and promoting a personal photographic style. A study is also made of archival techniques. Prerequisite: ART 130 <ARTS 1313>, ART 131 <ARTS 1314>, ART 132 <ARTS 1315>, ART 232 <ARTS 2365>, ART 233 <ARTS 2370>, and ART 236 <ARTS 2375>. Credit 3.
  • ART 384 <ARTS 3366> Human Form: A Photographic Study.
    This course will take an investigative look into the use of the human form through the medium of photography. There will be discussion of the variety of contexts and representations of the human body throughout the history of art. Students will complete a body of photographic work using or referencing the human figure. Prerequisite: ART 130 <ARTS 1313>, ART 131 <ARTS 1314>, ART 132 <ARTS 1315>, ART 232 <ARTS 2365>, ART 233 <ARTS 2370>, and ART 236 <ARTS 2375>. Credit 3.
  • ART 483 <ARTS XXXX> Analog Photography.
    In this advanced course students will be introduced to procedures and techniques that will refine their ability to realize the making of analog photographic images. Prerequisites: ART 232 <ARTS 2365>, ART 233 <ARTS 2370>, and ART 236 <ARTS 2375>. Credit 3.
  • ART 487 <ARTS 4375> Expressive Photography.
    An exploration is made of the creative application of the photographic image as a means of personal expression. Course requirements include the completion of a portfolio of creative work. Prerequisite: ART 130 <ARTS 1313>, ART 131 <ARTS 1314>, ART 132 <ARTS 1315>, and ART 232 <ARTS 2365>. Credit 3.
  • ART 495 <ARTS 4378> Portfolio.
    This course is designed to assist students in completing a comprehensive, cohesive portfolio and preparing for graduate studies, submission of work to galleries, and other professional practices. Recommended for all graduating seniors. Writing Enhanced. Prerequisites: ART 232 <ARTS 2365>, ART 233 <ARTS 2370>, and ART 236 <ARTS 2375>. Credit 3.
  • ART 499 <ARTS 4379> Directed Studies.
    This course is provided to allow the student, under the supervision of a faculty member, to develop specialized skills, to conduct an investigation into an area of special interest.. Regular meetings will be held with the faculty sponsor. The course will culminate in a portfolio of photographs and/or a scholarly written report. Departmental approval is required before student may enroll in this course. May be repeated or taken concurrently to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisites: ART 232 <ARTS 2365>, ART 233 <ARTS 2370>, and ART 236 <ARTS 2375>. Variable credit.

BSL <BESL> Bilingual Education

  • BSL 236 <BESL 2301> Multicultural Influences on Learning.
    This course examines how the diversity of the United States influences classroom learning. Linguistic dialects, socio-economic status, and cultural diversity are among the factors examined in relation to the educational process. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Credit 3.
  • BSL 333 <BESL 3301> Language Acquisition Theory for Second Language Learners.
    This course examines language acquisition theories and philosophies related to learning a second language from early childhood to adult. The course also examines the history, rationale, political, community and global perspectives of bilingual education and English as a second language programs. Emphasis is placed on the principles and implementation of how children learn a language or languages, and how educators can develop academic programs and curriculum plans incorporating local, state, and national policies. Field experiences in K-12 public schools may be required. Prerequisite: BSL 236 <BESL 2301>. Credit 3.
  • BSL 430 <BESL 4304> Language Learning and Literacy Development in Multilingual Students.
    This course provides an intensive study of the theories of language learning and literacy development for students learning English as a second language. Processes and strategies on the development of oral language and reading in the first and second languages are emphasized.  Taught in Spanish. Field experience in K-6 public schools required. Taken concurrently with BSL 477 <BESL 4303>. Prerequisite: 50 hours, BSL 333 <BESL 3301> and ESL 478 <TESL 4303>. Credit 3.
  • BSL 437 <BESL 4301> Spanish Fluency in the Classroom.
    This course is designed for persons interested in teaching in a Spanish instructional environment. Terminology specific to the instructional process, curriculum, and community is emphasized. Linguistic and cultural comparisons among different Spanish dialects represented in Texas are examined. The course is taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: Admission to educator preparation program required, field experiences in K-12 public schools included in this course. Prerequisite: 50 hours. Credit 3.
  • BSL 475 <BESL 4302> Individual Problems in Bilingual Education and English as a Second Language Programs.
    This course is designed for persons interested in enhancing educational principles related to current bilingual and English as a second language issues. This course will address specific topics for independent study related to second language learning, methodologies, curriculum, instruction, evaluation, parent/community involvement, program design and field experiences. Prerequisite: None. Credit 3.
  • BSL 477 <BESL 4303> Curriculum in Bilingual and Second Language Programs.
    This course identifies appropriate curricula and teaching strategies to teach reading, language arts, mathematics, science and social studies to second language learners. Principles of current content area curriculum and instructional theory as related to language learning in a bilingual classroom are studied. This course is taught in Spanish. Field experiences in K-6 schools required. Taken concurrently with BSL 430 <BESL 4304>. Prerequisite: BSL 333 <BESL 3301> and ESL 478 <TESL 4303>. Credit 3.
  • BSL 488 <BESL 4320> Student Teaching in a Bilingual or ESL Classroom.
    The EC-6 Bilingual Generalist candidate is assigned to student teaching in a bilingual/elementary classroom full time for approximately seven weeks. Prerequisite: Admission to Student Teaching program. Credit 3.

BIO <BIOL> Biology

  • BIO 134 <BIOL 1308> Contemporary Biology.
    Presentation for the non-science major of biological concepts and topical subjects related to science methods, embryological development, reproduction, genetics, evolution, human organ systems, disease, and environmental biology. Ethical considerations of reproduction and birth control, genetic engineering, environmental pollution and population control will be included. Credit in BIO 134 <BIOL 1308> as a laboratory science is contingent upon completion of BIO 114 <BIOL 1108>. This course is designed for non-science majors to help them meet their General Education science requirement and cannot be applied to either a major or a minor in Biology. Fall, Spring, Summer. Credit 3.
  • BIO 114 <BIOL 1108> Contemporary Biology Laboratory. ]
    Fall, Spring, Summer. Credit 1.
  • BIO 137 <BIOL 1301> Environmental Science.
    A general course designed to cover all areas relating to contemporary ecological problems. Topics include air, water, and soil pollution; radiation, limnology, climate, pesticides, wastes, and land conservation. This course is designed for non-science majors to help them meet their General Education science requirement, and as in introductory course in environmental science for ESC majors. BIO 137 <BIOL 1301> cannot be applied to either a major or a minor in Biology. Fall, Spring. Credit 3.
  • BIO 117 <BIOL 1101> Environmental Science Laboratory.
    Fall, Spring. Credit 1.
  • BIO 146 <BIOL 1436> Foundations of Science.
    The course focuses on the nature of science as a reliable method of acquiring knowledge about the natural world. Students will learn how to apply key scientific facts, concepts, laws and theories to distinguish science from non-science, bad science, and pseudoscience by analyzing a variety of claims and case studies. By employing an innovative, interdisciplinary approach to science education, this course is designed to increase science literacy and critical thinking skills for introductory-level students. This course is designed for non-science majors to help them meet their General Education science requirement and cannot be applied to either a major or a minor in Biology. Students must enroll concurrently in the corresponding lab for this course. Credit 4.
  • BIO 161 <BIOL 1311> General Botany.
    General principles of botany are presented. Emphasis is placed on morphology, taxonomy, genetics, physiology, and ecology of plants in an evolutionary and ecological context. Students may begin sequence with either BIO 161 <BIOL 1311> or BIO 162 <BIOL 1313>. Credit for BIO 161 <BIOL 1311> as a laboratory science is contingent on completion of BIO 111 <BIOL 1111>. Fall, Spring, Summer. Credit 3.
  • BIO 111 <BIOL 1111> General Botany Laboratory.
    Fall, Spring, Summer. Credit 1.
  • BIO 162 <BIOL 1313> General Zoology.
    General principles of zoology are presented in an evolutionary context. Emphasis is placed on the anatomy, behavior, and ecology of animals. Students are introduced to evolutionary and ecological principles of biology. Students may begin sequence with either BIO 161 <BIOL 1311> or BIO 162 <BIOL 1313>. Credit for BIO 162 <BIOL 1313> as a laboratory science is contingent on completion of BIO 112 <BIOL 1113>. Fall, Spring, Summer. Credit 3.
  • BIO 112 <BIOL 1113> General Zoology Laboratory.
    Fall, Spring, Summer. Credit 1.
  • BIO 244 <BIOL 2440> Introductory Cell Biology.
    An introduction to the study of cells, including scientific methods, biochemistry, metabolism, cell energetics, membranes, cellular evolution, DNA, protein synthesis, the cytoskeleton, cell division, and the cellular basis of inheritance, with emphasis on the development of problem solving skills. Two-hour laboratory. Fall, Spring, Summer.. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in BIO 161/111 <BIOL1311/1111>. BIO 162/112 <BIOL1313/1113>, and CHM 138/118 <CHEM 1306/1106 or 1311/111>. Credit 4.
  • BIO 245 <BIOL 2401> Human Anatomy.
    This course deals with structure and form of the human body. It includes studies of cells, tissues, and organ systems. Registration is primarily for students in prenursing or majors in kinesiology or health. Two-hour laboratory. Fall, Spring. Credit in this course cannot be applied to either a major or minor in Biology. Credit 4.
  • BIO 246 <BIOL 2402> Human Physiology.
    This course will help students identify and understand the function of several important human organ systems and how these systems maintain homeostasis. Topics and the mechanisms involving circulation, digestion, metabolism, muscle action and respiration will receive the most emphasis. This course is designed to emphasize a clinical knowledge of physiology and techniques required by students studying nursing, physical therapy, and related health fields. Two-hour laboratory. Fall and Spring. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in BIO 245 <BIOL 2401> , 246 < 2402> and either CHM 135/115 <CHEM 1306/1106> or 138/118 < 1311/111>. Credit in this course cannot be applied to either a major or minor in Biology. Credit 4.
  • BIO 247 <BIOL 2420> Introductory Applied Microbiology.
    An introduction to microorganisms, their morphology, growth requirements, methods of culture, and the manner in which they affect health. Reactions of the body toward pathogenic organisms and the principles of immunity and chemotherapy are considered. Three-hour laboratory. Writing enhanced. Fall, Spring. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in BIO 245 <BIOL 2401>. Credit in this course cannot be applied to a major or minor in Biology. Credit 4.   
  • BIO 266 <BIOL 2301> Cell Biology and Genetics.
    An integrated conceptual study of the biochemical, molecular, and cellular processes that support life from a health and disease perspective.  The molecular mechanisms that regulate cell function, the molecular signaling processes that form the basis of integrated function and the response to disease, and the mechanisms underlying inherited traits and genetic disease will be presented.  Emphasis is placed on defining and characterizing normal cell function.  This course may not be used by Biology majors or minors as credit toward graduation.  Fall & Spring.  Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C in BIO 246 <BIOL 2402> and CHM 135/115 <CHEM 1305/1106>; Sophomore standing consent of the instructor.  This course offering is subject to approval by the Texas State University Board of Regents and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Credit 3.  
  • BIO 336 <BIOL 3461> Fish, Wildlife, Recreation Management.
    The history and basic principles, philosophy and concepts of wildlife management as they relate to habitats, people, and the problems associated with their interactions. Three-hour laboratory and field work. Spring. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in BIO 161/111<BIOL1311/1111>, 162/112 <BIOL1313/1113 , and 340 <3409>. Credit 4.
  • BIO 340 <BIOL 3409> General Ecology.
    A study of physical and biotic components of the environment, responses of organisms to their environment, community ecology, natural ecosystems, and human’s interaction with ecosystems. Field studies are an integral part of the laboratory. Three-hour laboratory and field work. Fall, Spring. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in BIO 161/111 <BIOL1311/1111>, 162/112 <BIOL1313/1113>. Credit 4.
  • BIO 341 <BIOL 3410> Human Biology.
    This course deals with the study of structure and function of the human body. The structure of various organ systems are discussed and their function as organs and systems described. Two-hour laboratory. Fall, Spring. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in BIO 161/111<BIOL1311/1111>, 162/112 <1313/1113>, 244 <2440>. This course may not be used for graduation credit by Medical & Allied Health students. Credit 4.
  • BIO 342 <BIOL 3420> Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy.
    A study of representative vertebrates, their anatomy, ontogeny, and phylogeny. The course is required of premedical students. Three-hour laboratory. Fall. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in BIO 161/111<BIOL1311/1111>, 162/112 <BIOL1313/1113> or consent of the instructor. Credit 4.
  • BIO 343 <BIOL 3430> Plant Physiology.
    General course dealing with principal life processes of plants. Topics include photosynthesis, respiration, nutrition, flowering, dormancy, hormones, growth, and development. Three-hour laboratory. Writing enhanced. Even year, Spring. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in BIO 161/111 <BIOL1311/1111>, 162/112<BIOL1313/1113>, 244 <2440>; CHM 138/118 <CHEM 1306/1106> , 139/119. Credit 4.
  • BIO 344 <BIOL 3440> General Physiology.
    The study of the primary mechanisms by which autotrophic and heterotrophic organisms function. Important fundamental aspects of cellular, regulatory, and systemic physiology are presented emphasizing the functional aspect of living systems at the cellular and molecular levels. Students are expected to develop an integrated understanding of the areas presented and recognize the interdependence of these mechanisms in the maintenance of homeostasis. Three-hour laboratory. Writing enhanced. Spring. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in BIO 161/111 <BIOL1311/1111>, 162/112 <BIOL1313/1113>, 244 <2440>, CHM 138/118 <CHEM 1306/1106>, 139/119 <CHEM1312/1112>, 238/218 <CHEM 2323/2123>. Credit 4.
  • BIO 345 <BIOL 3450> Introductory Genetics.
    Study is made of the physical bases of inheritance and principles of heredity and variation. Topics include Mendelian genetics, cytogenetics, molecular basis of genetics, gene expression and regulation, and DNA technologies. Two-hour laboratory. Writing enhanced. Fall, Spring. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in BIO 161/111 <BIOL1311/1111>, 162/112 <BIOL1313/1113>, 244 <2440>, CHM 138/118 <CHEM 1306/1106>, 139/119 <CHEM1312/1112>. Credit 4.
  • BIO 346 <BIOL 3460> Pathophysiology.
    A study of basic physiological systems and underlying system dysfunctions associated with human disease processes across the life span. Relationships between etiologic agents and their consequence to human form and function will be stressed. Critical thinking processes integrating symptoms, treatment and prognosis will be applied to physiological perspectives. Four hours lecture per week. Prerequisites: CHM 136/115 <CHEM 1306/1106> OR CHM 138/118 <CHEM 1311/1111>, BIO 245 <BIOL 2401>, BIO 246 <BIOL 2402>, or consent of instructor. Credit 4.
  • BIO 347 <BIOL 3470> General Microbiology.
    An introduction to microorganisms including bacteria, viruses and fungi. Major areas considered are morphology, physiology, genetics, and pathology. Microorganisms are studied in relation to soil, water, food, industrial processes, and disease. Three-hour laboratory. Writing enhanced. Fall, Spring. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in BIO 161/111 <BIOL 1311/1111>, 162/112 <BIOL1313/1113>, 244 <2440>, CHM 138/118 <CHEM 1311/1111>, 139/119 <CHEM1312/1112>. Credit 4.
  • BIO 348 <BIOL 3480> Vertebrate Embryology.
    This is a study of the early development of representative vertebrates from fertilization until differentiation of organs has been completed. Two-hour laboratory. Writing enhanced. Even year, Fall. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in BIO 161/111 <BIOL 1311/1111>, 162/112 <BIOL1313/1113>, 244 <2440>. Credit 4.
  • BIO 349 <BIOL 3490> Histology.
    A study of animal tissues with emphasis on human materials. Identification and preparatory techniques are stressed. Three-hour laboratory. Writing enhanced. Spring. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in BIO 161/111 <BIOL 1311/1111>, 162/112 <BIOL1313/1113>, 244 <2440>, CHM 138/118 <CHEM 1306/1106>, 139/119 <CHEM1312/1112>. Credit 4.
  • BIO 364 <BIOL 3364> Plant Taxonomy.
    A study of the characteristics and classification of plants emphasizing systematic techniques. Focus on identification of the more common plant families allows transfer of knowledge to other regions of the country and world. Two-hour laboratory. Spring. Writing enhanced. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in BIO 161/111 <BIOL 1311/1111>, 162/112 <BIOL1313/1113>. Credit 3.
  • BIO 369 <BIOL 3469> Economic Entomology.
    A study of basic principles of entomology as related to modern principles of insect pest management. Included are discussions of the biology and control of economically important insects in Texas. Collections of insects are made. Not open to students with credit in BIO 431 <BIOL4410> . Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory. Even year, Fall. Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C in BIO 161/111 <BIOL 1311/1111>, 162/112 <BIOL1313/1113>, and 244 <2440>. Credit 4.
  • BIO 380 <BIOL 3380> Field Biology.
    This course provides students with an informative, stimulating, and hands-on introduction to field biology and field research. This course introduces undergraduate students to field methods and to the ecology and natural history of a particular geographic region. This course consists of two parts: a weekly seminar during the semester that introduces and discusses the geographic region and ecological system (i.e. the Florida Everglades), and an off-campus field trip to that location during a semester break. Spring, Summer. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in BIO 161/111 <BIOL 1311/1111>, 162/112 <BIOL1313/1113>, and 244 <2440>. Credit 3.
  • BIO 392 <BIOL 3492> Plant Morphology.
    Survey of the plant kingdom with emphasis on morphogenesis, comparative structure and life cycles of representative plant forms. Fall, Summer. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in BIO 161/111 <BIOL 1311/1111>, 162/112 <BIOL1313/1113>, and 244 <2440>. Three-hour laboratory. Credit 4.
  • BIO 410 <BIOL 4110> Undergraduate Seminar.
    Discussions of current literature in the biological sciences. Required of senior Biology majors. Fall, Spring. Prerequisite: Biology major, Senior standing. Credit 1.
  • BIO 411 <BIOL 4111> Undergraduate Seminar.
    . Discussions of current research presented by faculty participating in the Department of Biological Sciences weekly seminar series. Credit 1.
  • BIO 430 <BIOL 4430> Vertebrate Natural History.
    This course deals with the taxonomy, natural history, and ecology of vertebrates. Laboratories emphasize the identification of Texas Vertebrates and field techniques used in their study. Two-hour laboratory. Spring. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in BIO 161/111 <BIOL 1311/1111>, 162/112 <BIOL1313/1113>, and Junior standing. Credit 4.
  • BIO 431 <BIOL 4410> General Entomology.
    A study is made of insect morphology, taxonomy, development, and life histories. Collection and identification by use of keys are stressed. Two-hour laboratory. Odd year, Spring. Credit 4. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in BIO 161/111 <BIOL 1311/1111>, 162/112 <BIOL1313/1113>, and 244 <2440>. Junior standing.
  • BIO 432 <BIOL 4320> Environmental Toxicology.
    (Also listed as ESC 432). This course presents basic toxicology as a qualitative and quantitative science of the effects of poisons (toxins) upon the environment, individuals, and populations. The course will also provide a comparison of the toxicology of human and other species’ exposure to common environmental contaminants. Writing enhanced. Two one-hour lectures and one two-hour laboratory. Even year, Fall. Prerequisite: BIO 161/111 <BIOL 1311/1111>, 162/112 <BIOL1313/1113>, and 247 or 347; MTH 379 <MATH 3379> or BIO 474 <BIOL 4374>; 8 hrs. CHM, and Junior standing. Credit 3.
  • BIO 433 <BIOL 4330> Aquatic Biology.
    Physical, chemical, and biological features of inland waters; organisms of freshwater; factors in biological productivity; methods and equipment. Largely a field course dealing with various approved methods of studying freshwater systems. This course is designed to meet the needs of chemists, teachers of science, biologists, and environmental scientists. Two-hour laboratory. Spring. Prerequisites: 11 hrs. biology. Minimum grade of C in BIO 161/111 <BIOL 1311/1111>, 162/112 <BIOL1313/1113>, CHM 138/118 <CHEM 1306/1106> , 139/119 <CHEM1312/1112>, and Junior standing. Credit 3.
  • BIO 434 <BIOL 4340> Electron Microscopy.
    This course is designed to teach students the methods of preparing specimens for electron microscope analysis and to use the electron microscope as a tool to conduct research. Students will become competent in using the electron microscope for visual analysis or chemical elemental analysis. Writing enhanced. Spring. Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C in BIO 161/111 <BIOL 1311/1111>, 162/112 <BIOL1313/1113>, 244 <2440>, and 12 hrs. advanced biology, and Junior standing. Credit 3.
  • BIO 435 <BIOL 4350> Immunology.
    Humoral and cell-mediated immunobiology, genetics, and chemistry are considered along with immunoanalyses and pathologies. Spring. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in BIO 161/111 <BIOL 1311/1111>, 162/112 <BIOL1313/1113>, 244 <2440>,347 <3470>, CHM 238 <CHEM 2323> and Junior standing. CHM 348 <CHEM 3438> is strongly recommended. Credit 3.
  • BIO 436 <BIOL 4360> Genetic Analysis of Human Disease.
    A study of the transmission and molecular basis of human genetic traits and genetic diseases. Various simple and complex genetic disorders will be examined using pedigree, molecular, and biochemical analyses. Novel approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of human genetic disorders will be discussed. Special topics examining the ethical, legal, and social issues and concerns of genetic testing and discrimination, germ line therapy, genetic enhancement, and human cloning will be examined. Writing enhanced. Spring. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in BIO 345 <BIOL 3450> and Junior standing. This course offering is subject to approval by the Texas State University Borad of Regents and the Texas Higher Education Corrdinating Board. Credit 3.
  • BIO 437 <BIOL 4370> Microbial Ecology.
    This course introduces the student to basic ecological concepts through the study of microbial communities. Interactions at the microscopic and macroscopic levels will be discussed along with biogeochemical cycles. Bioremediation concepts will also be explored. Two one-hour lectures and one three-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: BIO 161/111 <BIOL 1311/1111>, 162/112 <BIOL1313/1113>, 244 <2440>, and 247 <2420> or 347 <3470>, CHM 239/219 <CHEM 2325/2125>, and Junior standing. Credit 3.
  • BIO 438 <BIOL 4380> Medical Microbiology.
    An advanced study of the microorganisms that cause disease and of the disease processes with focus on bacteria and viruses. Emphasis will be placed on pathology, epidemiology and treatment/prevention of specific infectious diseases of medical importance. Spring. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in BIO 347 <BIOL 3470> and Junior standing or consent of the instructor.This course offering is subject to approval by the Texas State University Board of Regents and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Credit 3.
  • BIO 446 <BIOL 4460> Parisitology.
    Morphology, life cycles, physiological adaptations, evolution, and distribution of parasitic animals. Three-hour laboratory. Fall. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of a C in Bio 161/111 <BIOL 1311/1111>, 162/112 <BIOL1313/1113>, and Junior or Senior standing. Credit 4.
  • BIO 448 <BIOL 4475> Physiological Ecology.
    A study of the functional processes of organisms within the context of ecological and evolutionary theory, focusing on mechanisms of organismal function, energetics, and the energetic consequences of homeostasis when function is influenced by the environment and other ecological and evolutionary processes. This course is designed for students preparing for graduate studies in integrative biology and does not meet the physiology requirement or recommendation for physiology of medical/dental or allied health programs. Three-hour laboratory. Writing enhanced. Spring. Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C in BIO 345 <BIOL 3450> and 340 <BIOL 3409>; BIO 461 <BIOL 4361> strongly recommended, Junior standing. This course offering is subject to approval by the Texas State University Board of Regents and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Credit 4.
  • BIO 449 <BIOL 4490> Advanced Cell Biology.
    A study of eukaryotic cell structure and function, including protein synthesis, membrane structure and function, intracellular trafficking, cell communication, cell motility, mitosis, and cell cycle control, with emphasis on the use of model organisms. Three-hour laboratory. Writing enhanced. Fall. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in BIO 161/111 <BIOL 1311/1111>, 162/112 <BIOL1313/1113>, 244 <2440>, 345 <3450>, CHM 138/118 <CHEM 1311/1111>, 139/119 <CHEM1312/1112>, and Junior standing. Credit 4.
  • BIO 460 <BIOL 4306> Philosophy of Biology.
    This course will help the student understand the philosophical issues associated with defining and applying theoretical terms and constructs within evolutionary biology. Writing enhanced. Even year, Spring. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C BIO 161/111 <BIOL 1311/1111>, 162/112 <BIOL1313/1113>, 244 <2440>, and 8 hrs. advanced biology, and Junior standing. Credit 3.
  • BIO 461 <BIOL 4361> Introductory Evolutionary Biology.
    Evolution is the core theory of modern biology. Students will be introduced to the major principles of evolutionary biology, from the history of evolutionary thought through theory and current concepts of evolution. Emphasis will be placed on molecular and cellular evolution, mechanisms of evolution including natural selection, gene flow, founder effect, and speciation. Writing enhanced. Spring. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in BIO 161/111 <BIOL 1311/1111>, 162/112 <BIOL1313/1113>, 244 <2440>, and 8 hrs. advanced biology, and Junior standing. Credit 3.
  • BIO 470 <BIOL 4470> Animal Behavior.
    A study of the mechanisms and functional explanations of behavior. Experimental approaches to addressing questions of behavior will be emphasized. Topics will include behavioral genetics, neuroethology, migration, habitat selection, foraging, communication, social behavior, reproductive strategies, and human sociobiology. Field studies and independent projects will be integral components of this course. Two-hour laboratory. Writing enhanced. Fall. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in BIO 161/111 <BIOL 1311/1111>, 162/112 <BIOL1313/1113>, and Junior standing. Credit 4.
  • BIO 471 <BIOL 4471> Invertebrate Zoology.
    This course will explore the diversity of invertebrate types morphologically, embryologically and physiologically. The ecological role of invertebrates will be emphasized. Two-hour laboratory. Even year, Fall. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in BIO 161/111 <BIOL 1311/1111>, 162/112 <BIOL1313/1113>, and Junior standing. Credit 4.
  • BIO 474 <BIOL 4374> Biostatistics.
    This course includes an introduction to statistical methods and their application to real biological problems. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation and regression, and analysis of variance. Use of the computer in statistical analyses will also be stressed. Fall. Prerequisites: MTH 170 <MATH 1314> or 142 <MATH 1420>, and minimum grade of C in 8 hrs. of biology. Credit 3.
  • BIO 480 <BIOL 4480> Molecular Biology.
    A hands-on study of the structure and function of molecules important for the Central Dogma of molecular biology, including DNA and protein, with emphasis on electrophoretic analysis and gene cloning. Three-hour laboratory. Writing enhanced. Spring. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in BIO 161/111 <BIOL 1311/1111>, 162/112 <BIOL1313/1113>, 244 <2440>, 345 < 3450>, 347 <3470>, CHM 239/219 <CHEM 2325/2125>, and Junior standing. Credit 4.
  • BIO 493 <BIOL 4493> Endocrinology.
    This course is designed to familiarize the student with the structure, development, comparative anatomy, and physiology of the endocrine system. Two-hour laboratory. Writing enhanced. Odd year, Fall. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in BIO 244 <BIOL 2440> and 345; CHM 138/118 <CHEM 1311/1111>, 139/119 <CHEM1312/1112>, and Junior standing. Credit 4.
  • BIO 494 <BIOL 4394> Biological Sciences Internship.
    A supervised, off-campus intern work experience in an approved area of the biological sciences with business, industry or government. This elective course provides the student with direct professional work experience in such areas as biotechnology, biomedical research, ecological assessment, wildlife biology, and science/nature education. Academic credit is based on a written technical report and an oral presentation. Writing enhanced. Prerequisites: Biology major, 6 hrs. of advanced biology, Junior standing, 3.0 GPA and approval of Department Chair. Credit 3.
  • BIO 495 <BIOL 4095> Undergraduate Research Topics in Biology.
    This course is designed to allow selected, advanced students in specific areas of biology to participate directly in biological research. The research project will be developed jointly by the student and a faculty mentor, and must be pre-approved by the Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences. Prerequisite: Biology major, minimum Junior standing. This course may be taken for Academic Distinction credit. See Academic Distinction Program in this Catalog. Credit 1-4.
  • BIO 496 <BIOL 4096> Special Topics in Undergraduate Biology.
    This course of faculty-led study is designed to provide exposure of undergraduate students to new biological topics and concepts in a course setting, prior to that course's formal Department, College, and University course adoption. This course may be repeated for different Special Topics (different courses). Prerequisite: Biology major, minimum Junior standing. Credit 1-4.

Business Analysis

  • BAN 232 <BANA 2372> Business Analysis.
    An introduction to the use of quantitative business techniques. Topics include: organizing and presenting data, descriptive statistics, probability, discrete and continuous distributions, systems of equations, modeling, optimization procedures, and statistical inference. Prerequisite: MTH 199 <MATH1324>. Credit 3. (Taught each semester.)
  • BAN 363 <BANA 3363> Intermediate Business Analysis.
    A continuation of BAN 232 <BANA 2372> and is designed to introduce the use of statistics as a business tool in the face of incomplete knowledge. Topics include: estimation, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, goodness-of-fit measures, correlation, simple and multiple regression. Prerequisite: BAN 232 <BANA 2372>. Credit 3. (Taught each semester.)
  • BAN 364 <BANA 3364> Operations Research.
    Quantitative methods used in the analysis of business problems. Topics include decision theory, linear programming, transportation and inventory models, Bayesian probability, and queuing theory. Prerequisite: BAN 232 <BANA 2372>. Credit 3.
  • BAN 465 <BANA 4365> Introduction to Business Forecasting and Econometrics.
    The application of statistical methods for business and economic forecasting and for hypothesis testing, estimation, and analyzing economic data Prerequisite: ECO 233 <ECON 2302> and ECO 234 <ECON 2301>, BAN 363 <BANA 3363>. Credit 3.

Career and Technology Course Descriptions

  • CAT 406 <CATM 4360> Work-based Mentorship.
    Designed to provide students with the opportunity to gain specialized work-based experiences. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing. May be repeated or taken concurrently to a maximum of 9 hours. Writing enhanced. Credit 1-9.

Chemistry Course Descriptions

  • NOTE: THEA requirements for mathematics courses listed as prerequisites for chemistry courses are published in the current schedule of classes. These requirements are in addition to any prerequisites listed below.
  • CHM 114 <CHEM 1105> Chemistry in Context Laboratory.
    Laboratory for CHM 134 <CHEM 1305> . Concurrent enrollment in CHM 134 <CHEM 1305> is recommended. Credit 1.
  • CHM 115 <CHEM 1106> Inorganic and Environmental Chemistry Laboratory.
    Laboratory for CHM 135 <CHEM 1306>. Concurrent enrollment in CHM 135 <CHEM 1306> is recommended. Fall, Spring, Summer I. Credit 1.
  • CHM 116 <CHEM 1107> Organic and Biochemistry Laboratory .
    Laboratory for CHM 136 <CHEM 1307>. Concurrent enrollment in CHM 136 <CHEM 1307> is recommended. Fall, Spring, Summer II. Credit 1.
  • CHM 118 <CHEM 1111> General Chemistry I: Laboratory .
    Laboratory for CHM 138 <CHEM 1311>. Prerequisite: Prior credit for or concurrent enrollment in CHM 138 <CHEM 1311>. Fall, Spring, Summer I. Credit 1.
  • CHM 119 <CHEM 1112> General Chemistry II: Laboratory.
    Laboratory for CHM 139 <CHEM 1312>. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C in CHM 118 <CHEM 1111>, CHM 138<CHEM 1311>, and prior credit for or concurrent enrollment in CHM 139 <CHEM 1312>. Fall, Spring, Summer II. Credit 1.
  • CHM 134 <CHEM 1305> Chemistry in Context, Applying Chemistry to Society .
    Chemical phenomena, concepts and principles are explored within the context of the role of science and technology in society. A life-centered approach rather than a subject-centered one has been employed in the development of course curriculum.  This course is specifically designed to satisfy the natural science core requirement of students who are not specializing in science. Concurrent enrollment in CHM 114 <CHEM 1105> is recommended. Credit 3.
  • CHM 135 <CHEM 1306> Inorganic and Environmental Chemistry Lecture.
    The elements and their compounds are considered from a non-technical standpoint with emphasis placed on more familiar materials. This course is for non-science majors. Fall, Spring, Summer I. Credit 3.
  • CHM 136 <CHEM 1307> Introductory Organic and Biochemistry Lecture.
    An orientation in organic chemistry is given in the first part of the course to allow treatment of the chemistry of nutrition and other biochemical aspects given in the last part. This course is for non-science majors. Prerequisite: CHM 135 <CHEM 1306>, CHM 138 <CHEM 1311> or completion of a high school chemistry course. Fall, Spring, Summer II. Credit 3.
  • CHM 138 <CHEM 1311> General Chemistry I: Lecture.
    The following topics are studied: chemical changes and laws governing them; nomenclature; introduction to thermodynamics; reactions involving oxygen, hydrogen, acids, bases, and salts; ionization; metathesis; the periodic table, and atomic and molecular structure. This course is for chemistry and other science majors. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in MTH 163 <MATH 1316>, MTH 170 <MATH 1314>, MTH 199 <MATH 1324> or MTH 284 <MATH 2384> or equivalent, or a minimum Math score of 270 on the THEA (or equivalent). Fall, Spring, Summer I. Credit 3.
  • CHM 139 <CHEM 1312> General Chemistry II: Lecture.
    Descriptive chemistry, gas laws, equilibria, kinetics, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, and oxidation-reduction reactions are presented. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C in CHM 138 <CHEM 1311>. Fall, Spring, Summer II. Credit 3.
  • CHM 238 <CHEM 2323> Organic Chemistry I: Lecture.
    A study of chemical bonding and structure of organic molecules is made. Functional group reactions and syntheses are emphasized. Reaction mechanisms, nomenclature and isomerism are studied. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C in CHM 138/118 <CHEM 1311/ 1111> and 139/119 <CHEM 1312/1112> . Fall, Spring, Summer II. Credit 3.
  • CHM 218 <CHEM 2123> Organic Chemistry I: Laboratory.
    Laboratory for CHM 238. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C in CHM 138/118 <CHEM 1311/1111>, CHM139/119 <CHEM 1312/1112>, and prior credit for or concurrent enrollment in CHM 238 <CHEM 2323>. Fall, Spring, Summer II. Credit 1.
  • CHM 239 <CHEM 2325> Organic Chemistry II: Lecture.
    The general plan of CHM 238 <CHEM 2323> is continued. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C in CHM 138/118 <CHEM 1311/1111>CHM 139/119 <CHEM 1312> /1112>, and 238 <CHEM 2323>. Fall, Spring, Summer II. Credit 3.
  • CHM 219 <CHEM 2125> Organic Chemistry II: Laboratory.
    Laboratory for CHM 239 <CHEM 2325>.. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C in CHM 138/118 <CHEM 1311>/1111>, CHM139/119 <CHEM 1312>/1112>,CHM 238/218 <CHEM 2323/2123>, and prior credit for or concurrent enrollment in CHM 239 <CHEM 2325> . Fall, Spring, Summer II. Credit 1.
  • CHM 241 <CHEM 2401> Quantitative Analysis.
    The fundamental principles of quantitative analysis are emphasized. Acid-base, complexometric, precipitation, and redox titrations, solution equilibria and spectrophotometric analysis are discussed. Laboratory exercises involve all types of volumetric procedures and colorimetric analysis. Four-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C in CHM 138/118 <CHEM 1311/1111> and 139/119 <CHEM 1312/1112> Fall, Spring. Credit 4.
  • CHM 339 <CHEM 3339> Metabolism .
    This course is a study of the bioenergetics associated with the metabolic pathways and processes. The metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids; the interrelationship of the metabolic pathways; and the regulation of metabolism are emphasized. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C in CHM 138/118 <CHEM 1311/1111> , 139/119<CHEM 1312/1112> ,  238/218 <CHEM 2323/2123>, 239/219 <CHEM 2325/2125>, and 348 <CHEM 3438>. Spring. Credit 3.
  • CHM 348 <CHEM 3438> Introductory Biochemistry.
    The chemistry and functions of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, enzymes, nucleic acids and vitamins; enzyme kinetics; the processes of and mechanisms of digestion and absorption; and biological buffers are studied. Four-hour laboratory. Writing Enhanced. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C in CHM 138/118 <CHEM 1311/1111>, 139/119 <CHEM 1312/1112>, 238/218 <CHEM 2323/2123>, and 239/219<CHEM 2325/2125>. Fall. Credit 4.
  • CHM 361 <CHEM 3361> Discoveries in Chemistry and Textiles.
    Attention will be focused on early scientists, the times in which they worked, important aspects of their efforts, and how their research continues to impact us today. Lectures will occur in the geographical areas where their work took place. Prerequisite: CHM 135 <CHEM 1306> or CHM 138 <CHEM 1311>, junior standing, and permission of the instructor. Odd years during the Spring/Summer I break. Credit 3.
  • CHM 367 <CHEM 3367> Introductory Inorganic Chemistry.
    General principles of inorganic chemistry are presented with a descriptive and practical rather than mathematical approach. Periodic relationships of elements and bonding, reactions and synthesis of inorganic compounds, acid-base chemistry are studied. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C in CHM 138/118 <CHEM 1311/1111> , 139/119 <CHEM 1312/1112>, and 238/218 <CHEM 2323/2123>. Fall. Credit 3.
  • CHM 368 <CHEM 3368> Environmental Chemistry.
    The chemical principles underlying the effects of air, water, and soil pollution are covered. Specific attention is paid to gas phase radical reactions, light absorption characteristics of atmospheric components, solution chemistry of fresh and salt water systems, and the mobility and chemistry of metal components of soil systems. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C in CHM 138/118 <CHEM 1311/1111> , 139/119 <CHEM 1312/1112>, 241 <CHEM 2401>, 238 <CHEM 2323>. and 239 <CHEM 2325> (or concurrent enrollment in CHM 239). Spring even years. Credit 3.
  • CHM 410 <CHEM 4100> Chemical Literature Seminar .
    Methods of searching the literature in chemistry are presented. Emphasis is placed on the use of Chemical Abstracts, Beilstein, chemical patent literature, journals, and reference collections in the several specialties of chemistry. Prerequisite: Junior standing in chemistry. Fall, Spring. Credit 1.
  • CHM 426 <CHEM 4260> Advanced Integrated Laboratory.
    This course will involve in-depth experiments that require the use of sophisticated synthetic and analytical procedures in the areas of organic, inorganic or analytical chemistry. Writing Enhanced. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C in CHM 138/118 <CHEM 1311/1111>, 139/119 <CHEM 1312/1112> ,  238/218 <CHEM 2323/2123> , 239/219 CHEM 2325/2125> ,  241 <CHEM 2401>, and 448 <CHEM 4448>. Spring. Credit 2.
  • CHM 440 <CHEM 4440> Instrumental Analytical Chemistry .
    Spectrophotometry, separation techniques and mass spectrometry are discussed. Specific topics include the computer’s use in the modern laboratory, ultraviolet and visible absorption, atomic absorption, flame emission, and inductively coupled plasma spectroscopy, infrared absorption, and gas and liquid chromatography. Instruments for these techniques are used in the laboratory work. Writing Enhanced. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C in CHM 138/118 <CHEM 1311/1111> , 139/119 <CHEM 1312/1112>, 238/218 <CHEM 2323/2123>, 239/219 <CHEM 2325/2125>. and 241 <CHEM 2401> and a minimum grade of C or concurrent enrollment in CHM 448 <CHEM 4448>. Four-hour laboratory. Fall. Credit 4.
  • CHM 441 <CHEM 4441> Methods for Environmental and Industrial Analysis.
    This course covers the philosophy of modern instrumental methods used for environmental and industrial analyses. The topics to be covered include quality control and quality assurance good laboratory practices, waste minimization and elimination, safe laboratory operation, ISO standards, EPA methodology, and statistical data analysis. Prerequisites: A minimum grade of C in CHM 241 <CHEM 2401>, 238 <CHEM 2323>, and 239 <CHEM 2325>, and CHM 368 <CHEM 3368>. Spring. Credit 4.
  • CHM 442 <CHEM 4442> Air Quality.
    An in-depth study of the sources of air pollution is made. Sampling procedures and the chemical analyses required for identification of pollutants are studied. Control methods for the restriction of air pollution are outlined. Four-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C in CHM 138/118 <CHEM 1311/1111>, 139/119 <CHEM 1312/1112>, 241 <CHEM 2401>, 238 <CHEM 2323> and 239 <CHEM 2325>. Spring odd years. Credit 4.
  • CHM 443 <CHEM 4443> Structural Spectroscopic Methods .
    A survey of the spectroscopic and spectrometric methods for elucidation of structural information for chemical compounds with emphasis on the structural identification of unknowns. The methods of ultraviolet-visible spectrophotometry, Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, and both one- and two-dimensional nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy will be covered. The relative strengths, complementary nature, and utility will be discussed. The focus will be the determination of chemical structures by spectroscopic/spectrometric methods. Writing Enhanced. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C in CHM 138/118 <CHEM 1311/1111> , 139/119 <CHEM 1312/1112>, 238/218 <CHEM 2323/2123>, and 239/219 <CHEM 2325/2125>. Spring even years. Credit 4.
  • CHM 448 <CHEM 4448> Physical Chemistry I.
    The foundations of thermodynamics and spectroscopic methods (radio-frequency, microwave, infrared, Raman, UV-visible, and X-ray) are developed from first principals with an atomistic point of view. Four-hour laboratory. Writing Enhanced. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C in CHM 138/118 <CHEM 1311/1111> , 139/119 <CHEM 1312/1112>, 238/218 <CHEM 2323/2123>, 239/219 <CHEM 2325/ 2125>, MTH 142 <MATH 1420>, 143 <MATH 1430>, and one year of physics. Fall. Credit 4.
  • CHM 449 <CHEM 4449> Physical Chemistry II.
    The developments of thermochemistry, phase diagrams, equilibria, and kinetics are traced from the statistical mechanics of quantum states to the macroscopic observations of thermodynamics. Four-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C in CHM 138/118 <CHEM 1311/1111> , 139/119 <CHEM 1312/1112>, 238/218 <CHEM 2323/2123>, 239/219 <CHEM 2325/2125>, MTH 142 <MATH 1420>, 143 <MATH 1430>, one year of physics and CHM 448 <CHEM 4448>. Spring. Credit 4.
  • CHM 467 <CHEM 4367> Advanced Inorganic Chemistry .
    Properties of atoms and ions, bonding theory and structure, acid-base theory, reactions of inorganic compounds, nonaqueous solvents, and coordination chemistry are studied. Emphasis is on the underlying theoretical concepts involved. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C in CHM 138/118 <CHEM 1311/1111>, 139/119 <CHEM 1312/1112>, 238/218 <CHEM 2323/2123>, 239/219 <CHEM 2325/2125> and 448 <CHEM 4448>. Spring. Credit 3.
  • CHM 480 <CHEM 4380> Forensic Chemistry.
    This is a one semester course focused on surveying important aspects of chemistry to forensic inquiries. Focus will be on the validity of results. Techniques and methods for selecting proper techniques to answer various questions will be discussed. Writing Enhanced. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C in CHM 138/118 <CHEM 1311/1111> , 139/119 <CHEM 1312/1112>, 238/218 <CHEM 2323/2123>, 239/219 <CHEM 2325/2125>, 440 <CHEM 4440>, 448 <CHEM 4448>, and 467 <CHEM 4367> (or concurrent enrollment in CHM 467 <CHEM 4367>); MTH 142 <MATH 1420>, 143 <MATH 1430>, Spring. Credit 3.
  • CHM 495 <CHEM 4395> Undergraduate Research in Chemistry.
    This course acquaints the senior student with techniques used in simple research problems. Prerequisite: student must have a minimum of 20 semester hours in chemistry and consent of the Department Chair. May be repeated for an additional three semester hours by those students having a definite project to complete. This course may be taken for Academic Distinction credit. See Academic Distinction Program in this catalog. Credit 3.

Communication Studies

  • COM 131 <COMS 1331> Introduction to Human Communication.
    A survey of the communication studies field. Students will be introduced to the basic principles, concepts, and modes of human communication in the contemporary world through class activities, projects, and lectures. Designed for non-majors. Credit 3.
  • COM 161 <COMS 1361> Public Speaking.
    An introductory course in research, composition, organization, and delivery of informative and persuasive speeches for various purposes and occasions. Includes strategies for reducing speaker apprehension. Credit 3.
  • COM 231 <COMS 2331> Introduction to Communication Theory and Research.
    An introduction to theory and research in the field of communication with an emphasis on interpersonal and family communication. Students prepare reviews of literature as well as scholarly abstracts. Credit 3.
  • COM 282 <COMS 2382> Communication for Business and the Professions.
    This course examines theory and research in interpersonal principles, leadership strategies, listening, and nonverbal communication. Emphasis is on the application of this knowledge to develop communication skills in settings such as interviewing, group decision-making, speech preparation and presentation. Not for Communication Studies majors, minors, or specializations. Credit 3.
  • COM 284 <COMS 2384> Argumentation and Debate.
    A study of argumentation as a type of discourse and an instrument of critical decision making. Instruction and public practice in research, analysis, organization, use of evidence, refutation, and delivery. Prerequisite: COM 161 <COMS 1361> or permission of the Chair. Credit 3.
  • <COMS 2385> Communication in Communities.
    Recommendations are made for improving student communication with people from differing backgrounds in community organizations. Students will work with such an organization throughout the semester for a minimum of 20 total hours over at least six visits to the service-learning site. A list of organizations is provided in class. Credit 3.
  • COM 286 <COMS 2386> Interpersonal Communication.>
    Theory and research in one-to-one communication in relationships. Topics include perception, listening, conflict management, and the development and maintenance of relationships. Credit 3.
  • COM 290 <COMS 2390> Multimedia Communication.
    Applications of technology to the preparation and presentation of speeches and other forms of oral discourse. Credit 3.
  • <COMS 3365> Humor in Communication.
    This course examines how humor functions across a variety of contexts, including interpersonal, organizational, public, and political. It is based on theory, research, and practical application. Credit 3.
  • COM 370 <COMS 3370> Intercultural Communication.
    A study of the theory, research, and practice of communicating within and across cultures. Research in intercultural communication will be studied with an emphasis on application to the student’s own intercultural communication. Credit 3.
  • COM 371 <COMS 3371> Conflict, Negotiation, and Resolution.
    Explores the complexities of conflict in order to understand the forces that make conflict challenging and to develop a repertoire of skills for thinking about and managing conflict more effectively in a variety of close relationship contexts.  Credit 3.
  • <COMS 3372> Interpersonal Health Communication.
    This course examines patient and physician communication skills, communicating social support for those with serious illnesses, survivorship, identity issues, media influence, and e-health across a wide range of communication contexts. These include family, culture, and computer-mediated communication. The course uses a lecture/discussion format. Credit 3.
  • COM 381 <COMS 3381> Great American Speeches.
    A critical study of modern social movements and campaigns through analysis of speakers and speeches, 1900-2000. Credit 3.
  • COM 382 <COMS 3382> Persuasion.
    A study of the principles of attitude change and theories of persuasion as they apply to the speaker, political campaigns, and social movements. Fall. Credit 3.
  • COM 383 <COMS 3383> Small Group Communication.
    An examination and application of the research, theories, and practices of interaction, leadership, and problem-solving in formal and informal small group settings. Prerequisite: COM 286 <COMS 2386> or COM 384 <COMS 3384>. Spring. Credit 3.
  • COM 384 <COMS 3384> Speech for Teachers.
    Designed primarily for prospective teachers, this course focuses on the research, theory, and practice of communication in classrooms as well as other instructional settings. Students will organize and present formal and instructional presentations in simulated classroom situations. Limited to juniors and seniors. Not for Communications Studies majors except those seeking teacher certification. Credit 3.
  • COM 390 <COMS 3390> Human Communication in Virtual Organizations.
    Analyzes the impact of human communication technology on organizations of all types, including political, social, religious, and educational institutions.  The course will examine how communication technologies shape organizations, channel power, manage crisis, establish leadership, and redefine privacy and freedom of expression.  Prerequisite:  Sophomore standing and 12 hours of communications studies courses.  Credit 3.
  • COM 465 <COMS 4365> Nonverbal Communication.
    The study of systems of nonverbal communication and their effective use, including body language, vocalic, facial, and spatial communication. Students will apply current theory and research in nonverbal communication to their own communication. Credit 3.
  • COM 466 <COMS 4366> Deceptive Communication.
    An in-depth study of lying and other forms of deception in a variety of communication contexts, including interpersonal, public, and legal.  Designed to provide empirical, ethical, and critical understanding of deception to aid students in assessing their own messages and the messages of others.  Prerequisite: at least sophomore standing.  Credit 3.
  • COM 478 <COMS 4378> Internship in Communication Studies.
    An on-the-job application of skills and theories learned in the classroom for selected individual students who have completed their junior year. Internships are with public relations and governmental agencies, businesses and non-profit organizations. Prerequisites: At least junior standing, 12 COM <COMS> hours completed, and approval of the Chair. Credit 3.
  • COM 481 <COMS 4381> Communication Theory.
    survey of contemporary theories of communication. Prerequisite: 12 hours COM <COMS> completed. Credit 3.
  • COM 482 <COMS 4382> Applied Rhetorical Theory.
    A study of the major theories of rhetorical analysis from ancient times to the present with basic applications to American public communication. The course also presents non-American and non-traditional rhetorical methodology. The student will be required to apply the various paradigms in analyzing communication artifacts past and present. Prerequisite: 12 COM <COMS> hours completed. Spring. Credit 3.
  • COM 486 <COMS 4386> Family Communication.
    An intensive examination of interpersonal communication at all levels in the context of families. Students pursue original research projects, reviews of literature, and annotated bibliographies. Prerequisite: COM 286 <COMS 2386>.. Credit 3.
  • COM 491 <COMS 4391> Undergraduate Seminar in Communication Studies.
    This course allows a student to pursue particular problems or issues beyond the limits of current course offerings. The problem or issue, however, will be within the student’s area of specialization. This course may be taken for Academic Distinction credit. See Academic Distinction Program in this catalog. Prerequisite: 12 hours COM <COMS> completed and approval of the Chair. May be repeated for credit.  Credit 3.
  • COM 492 <COMS 4392> Seminar in Communication Studies.
    This course provides students an opportunity to study new areas of scholarship in communication and special interest topics offered on a rotating basis.  Prerequisite:  Sophomore standing.  Credit 3.

Human Services Minor Course Descriptions

  • CNE 231 <COUN 2331> Introduction to the Helping Relationship.
    This course will provide an introduction to the helping relationship, especially as it relates to educational and community settings. Students will be challenged to consider their motivations, needs, and goals related to the art of helping. Students will engage in a service learning project as part of exploring the nature of the helping relationship. Students will also be introduced to basic attitudes, dispositions and skills needed for helping relationships and counseling. Credit 3.
  • CNE 232 <COUN 2332> Career Development.
    This course will help students explore a lifelong plan for career development. Students will use real life assessments to determine aptitudes, interests and values related to careers. Students will learn how to utilize on campus and internet resources to develop resumes, portfolios and practice job interviewing skills. Activities in this course are designed to give students an advantage for entering the job market. Credit 3.
  • CNE 331 <COUN 3331> Introduction to Principles of Counseling.
    This course will provide the student with an overview of the counseling profession to include professional issues, ethics, history, credentialing, professional associations, and roles of counselors in various settings. Emphasis is placed on the development of professional identity, the value of the counseling relationship, and theory. Students will choose from several activities allowing them to recognize the value of counseling in human service activities. Credit 3.
  • CNE 332 <COUN 3332> Introduction to Child-Centered Play Sessions.
    Participants will learn the basic principles that guide child-centered play sessions via didactic and experiential activities. The course will help participants understand how child-centered play sessions facilitate the recognition and expression of feelings in children, as well as strengthen problem-solving skills, pro-social skills, and engagement with parents. Students will role-play facilitative skills including recognizing and responding to children's feelings, play session limit setting, and building children's self-esteem. Students will have opportunities to observe live and video taped child-centered play sessions. Credit 3.
  • CNE 487 <COUN 4387> Workshop in Counseling and Human Services.
    This workshop course will allow the undergraduate student to conduct in-depth study in a specific topic area related to counseling and human services. Topics will vary as needs demand. May be repeated as scheduled topics vary. Credit 3.

Computer Science Course Descriptions

  • CTE 133 <CSTE 1330> Introduction to Computers.
    This is a computer literacy course. Basic computing concepts are presented. Assignments provide a hands-on experience in using microcomputer applications. Multimedia and the Internet are introduced. May not be taken for credit toward a CS major or minor. This course may be taken as a classroom based course or as an Independent Study/Internet course. Credit 3.
  • CTE 233 <CSTE 2330> Multimedia Technologies.
    This course examines the use of modern multimedia tools in the production foof professional communication materials. The course specifically examines multi-platform image, sound and video editing tools, CD/DVD, wiki and podcast production tools as well as supporting web-publishing tools and scripting techniques for the purpose of enriching the professional communication environment. May not be taken for credit toward a CS major or minor. Credit 3.
  • CTE 333 <CSTE 3330> Web Technologies.
    This course explores the concepts and techniques associated with the development of modern dynamic Web sites. Topics covered include web design fundamentals, modern web development tools, style sheets, markup languages, accessibility, session management, interactive communication and security. The course also examines a number of Web 2.0 technologies that support blog, wiki and social networking applications. Prerequisite: CTE 233 <CSTE 2330>. Credit 3.
  • CS 146 <COSC 1436> Programming Fundamentals I.
    This course is an introduction to programming. Topics include fundamental concepts of computer programming and software development methodology, including data types, control structures, functions, arrays, and the mechanics of programming running, testing, and debugging. The development of procedures and the writing and testing of programs to implement them are emphasized. This course includes a 2-hour lab-based component. This course assumes a general familiarity with computers. Prerequisites: eligibility for MTH 163 <MATH 1316>, 199 <1324>, <2312>, or <2413>. Credit 4.
  • CS 147 <COSC 1437> Programming Fundamentals II.
    This course is a continuation of CS 146 <COSC 1436> and emphasizes the relationships between the data objects in computer programs. The use of control structures and data types is reviewed, with emphasis on structured data types. An object-oriented programming paradigm is used, focusing on the definition and use of classes along with the fundamentals of object-oriented design. The course includes basic analysis of algorithms, searching and sorting techniques, and an introduction to software engineering. This course includes a 2-hour lab-based component. Prerequisites: CS 146 <COSC 1436>; MTH 199 <MATH 1324>, MTH 163 <1316>, or <2413>. Credit 4.T
  • CS 160 <CSTE 1331> Visual Programming.
    This course is an introduction to programming using the visual paradigm, aimed at students with little or no background in programming. The core notions of problem solving through programming are introduced, following an object-oriented approach to visual programming. Credit 3.
  • CS 234 <COSC 2327> Networks I.
    The course covers the hardware components of computer networks, an introduction to internetworking, local and wide area networks, as well as OSI and TCP/IP models, basic networking protocols and the development of client/server applications. Prerequisite: CS 146  <COSC 1436>. Credit 3.
  • CS 272 <COSC 2329> Computer Organization and Machine Language.
    An introduction to instruction set architectures, emphasizing central processor organization and operations. Specific topics include data representations, register architectures, addressing modes, the fetch/ execute cycle; interrupts, subprogram calls, I/O services, digital logic gates and basic Boolean algebra, and sequential and combinational circuits. Programs will be assigned in a representative assembly language to explore these areas. Prerequisite: CS 146 <COSC 1436>, <CS  <COSC 1437> (may be taken concurrently). Credit 3.
  • CS 278 <COSC 2347> Special Topics/Programming.
    In-depth study of a programming language used to implement information systems. Real time components, visual techniques, and artificial intelligence will be utilized as appropriate. This course may be repeated for credit with the approval of the undergraduate advisor. A different language must be covered to receive approval for repeat credit. Prerequisite: CS 147 <COSC 1437>. Credit 3.
  • CS 333 <COSC 3327> Computer Architecture.
    This course is a continuation of CS 279 <COSC 2329>, exploring computer organization and architectures in more depth and breadth. Specific topics include milestones in the philosophy of computer design, Karnaugh maps for circuit minimization, memory types and organization, caching, pipelining, micro-architectures, parallel architectures, I/O devices, buses and bus protocols. Throughout the course, physical and performance considerations will be stressed along with the hardware's interaction with operating systems. Prerequisite: CS 279 <CS 2329>. Credit 3.
  • CS 334 <COSC 3318> Data Base Management Systems.
    This course emphasizes the design of information systems using database software and query language/programming interfaces. Data warehouse concepts are introduced. Legacy systems, LAN and distributed systems based systems are used to give the student hands-on experience in systems development. Writing Enhanced. Prerequisite: CS 147 <COSC 1437>. Credit 3.
  • CS 336 <COSC 3337> Information Systems Design and Management.
    This is a course in the design and implementation of large-scale file and persistent object-based information systems. Client/server systems are covered. Prerequisite: CS 278 <COSC 2347> (COBOL). Credit 3.
  • CS 362 <COSC 3319> Data Structures and Algorithms.
    Introductory treatments of such topics as orthogonal lists, strings, arrays, linked lists, multilinked structures, indexed and direct files, and generalized data management and database management systems. Prerequisites: CS 147 <COSC 1437>, MTH 299 <MATH 2399> or <MATH 2414>. Credit 3.
  • CS 373 <COSC 3331> Human-Computer Interaction.
    This course presents a comprehensive introduction to the principles and techniques of human-computer interaction. The course examines the event-driven model through the development of applications utilizing graphical design environments and the use of rapid application prototyping to explore a variety of techniques for HCI, particularly in relation to mobile and other non-traditional devices. Prerequisite: CS 147 <COSC 1437>. Credit 3.
  • CS 378 <COSC 3332> Game Programming and Design.
    This course allows those students who desire to learn more about game programming to apply what they have learned in their foundation courses in that area. Gaming is a compelling way to motivate students to learn challenging technical concepts such as programming, software engineering, algorithms, and project management. Prerequisite:CS 272 <COSC 2329>. Credit 3
  • CS 394 <COSC 3312> Numerical Methods.
    This course develops the concepts underlying the use of the computer for interpolation, approximations, solutions of equations and the solution of both linear and nonlinear systems equations. Mathematical software and/or user written programs are utilized. Also offered as MTH 394. Prerequisites: CS 147 <COSC 1437> and MTH 143 <MATH 1430> or consent of instructor. Credit 3.
  • CS 396 <COSC 3321>Digital System Design.
    This course is an introduction to Boolean Algebra and graph theory with emphasis on their applications in the design of digital computer software and hardware. Logic systems are designed and analyzed. Prerequisite: CS 272 <COSC 2329> <COSC 2329> . Credit 3.
  • CS 430 <COSC 4316> Computer Design and Construction.
    This course deals with the design and implementation of assemblers, interpreters and compilers. Topics include symbol tables, lexical scanning, syntactic analysis, object code generation and storage allocation. Programming assignments will involve implementation of functional components of a translator. Prerequisites: CS 272 <COSC 2329> <COSC 2329> and CS 362 <COSC 3319>. Credit 3.
  • >CS 431 <COSC 4327> Computer Operating Systems.
    This course is concerned with software organization of computer systems. It is intended to bring together the concepts and techniques of programming languages, data structures and computer organization by considering their role in the design of general computer systems. The problems which arise in multi-accessing, multiprogramming, and multiprocessing are emphasized. Prerequisites: CS 333 <COSC 3327> and CS 362 <COSC 3319>. Credit 3.
  • CS 437 <COSC 4319> Software Engineering.
    This course is an introduction to formal methods of specifying, designing, implementing and testing software for large programming projects. Methods of estimating and predicting reliability are discussed. Writing Enhanced. Prerequisite: 3 hours of advanced CS and CS 334 <COSC 3318> <COSC 3318>. Credit 3.
  • CS 438 <COSC 4330> Computer Graphics.
    This course introduces graphical API’s used in developing graphical user interfaces and multimedia applications. Topics covered are selected from the PHIGS, Windows, Presentation Manager, X-Windows, digital video and other appropriate technologies. Prerequisite: 6 advanced hours of CS. Credit 3.
  • CS 463 <COSC 4326> Networks Theory.
    This course examines the theoretical basis for data communication together with an examination of the structures and protocols associated with the control of error, congestion and routing. The course includes an examination of network administration fundamentals and socket programming in client-server applications. Writing Enhanced. Prerequisite: <COSC 2327> and 6 advanced hours of CS. Credit 3.
  • CS 470 <COSC 4340> Special Topics in Computer Science.
    Topics of general interest are offered on a timely basis. Previous topics include Cognitive Computing, Embedded Linux Systems, Visual Graphics/Component Systems. Prerequisites: For all CS 470 <COSC 4340> topics ะก 6 hrs. advanced CS. Credit 1-3.
  • CS 477 <COSC 4320> System Modeling and Simulation.
    This is an introduction to modeling and simulation for analysis of computer software and hardware. Application of simulation analysis to design and development of computer software and systems including modeling of computer and software components will be discussed. Design, coding and use of discrete event simulation software will be covered. Prerequisite: Six advanced hours of CS and MTH 379 <3379>. Credit 3.
  • CS 482 <COSC 4318> Programming Languages.
    This course emphasizes programming languages which support the Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) paradigm. Programming assignments are used to illustrate the features and weaknesses of the language and to develop the student’s proficiency in the use of OOP technology. Prerequisite: CS 147 <COSC 1437>. Credit 3.
  • DF 138 <DFSC 1317> Introduction to Digital Forensics and Information Assurance.
    This course introduces students to the fundamentals of digital forensics technology. Emphasis is placed on identifying threats to, and vulnerabilities of, computer systems and how to minimize them. Students will learn how hackers identify victims, how attacks are executed, and various methods used to access to computer systems. Credit 3.
  • DF 270 <DFSC 2XXX> Special Topics.
    Topics of general interest are offered on a timely basis. Prerequisites: For all DF 270 <DFSC 1317> topics, DF 138 <DFSC 1317> . Credit 1-3.
  • DF 290 <DFSC 2320> Hardware Forensics.
    Techniques in the duplication, recovery and restoration of digital evidence. Includes hard disks, floppy drives, CD formats, DVD formats, zip drives, mobile phones, PDA’s smart cards, memory technologies, and other devices capable of storing digital information. Prerequisite: DF 138 <DFSC 1317>. Credit 3.
  • DF 291 <DFSC 2317> Network Security.
    The rationale and necessity for securing computer systems and data networks, as well as methodologies for the design of security systems, establishing security protocols and the identification of best practices in the administration, testing and response protocols for secure communications systems. Prerequisite: DF 138 <DFSC 1317>. Credit 3.
  • DF 390 <DFSC 3320> Digital Forensics Tools.
    This course explores tools for the recovery of information on protected or damaged hardware for the purpose of providing evidence of misuse or abuse of systems. Topics also include the chain of evidence, protocols for data recovery, cryptographic analysis, password recovery, the bypassing of specific target operating systems, and obtaining data from digital devices that have been damaged or destroyed. Prerequisite: DF 138 <DFSC 1317>. Credit 3.
  • DF 391 <DFSC 3317> Cryptography.
    This course will describe the basic principles of cryptography and how it is used in modern computer and communication systems. It will cover single ciphers, modern ciphers, public-key cryptography, key management, cryptanalysis and steganography. Students will learn how cryptography is used for message secrecy, integrity, authentication and digital signatures. Application areas to be discussed include e-mail, files, network communication, and electronic payments. Prerequisite: DF 138 <DFSC 1317>. Credit 3.
  • DF 470 <DFSC 4340> Special Topics in Digital Forensics.
    Topics of general interest are offered on a timely basis. Previous topics include DC3 Challenge. Prerequisites: For all DF 470 <DFSC 4340> topics 6 hrs. advanced DF. Credit 1-3.
  • DF 491 <DFSC 4317> Information Security.
    This course provides an introduction to basic security needs. The course will include, but not be limited to individuals vs. government privacy issues, federal encryption standards, the different layers of security currently available, the practical application of user level and system level cryptography, and strategies for evaluation and selection of security methods. Prerequisite: DF 291 <DFSC 2317> and 3 ADV DF hours. Credit 3.
  • DF 492 <COSC 4349> Professionalism and Ethics in Digital Forensics.
    This course examines the nature, need, and value of well-formed ethical constructs. Topics include ethical theory and how different ethical theories can be applied to situations involving existing and emerging technologies. The course will include class discussions, through case studies, of the nature of professionalism, personal and professional codes of ethics and conduct, and the professional handling of ethical and moral conflict. The course also explores the role of the professional in public policy and the awareness of consequences of ethical dissent and whistle blowing. Writing Enhanced. Prerequisite: Senior classification with 6 hours advanced CS or DF courses. Credit 3.

Criminal Justice Course Descriptions

  • CJ 261 <CRIJ 2361> Introduction to the Criminal Justice System.
    An introductory course designed to familiarize students with the facets of the criminal justice system, the sub-systems and how they interrelate, processing of offenders, punishment and its alternatives, and the future of the criminal justice system. Credit 3.
  • CJ 262 <CRIJ 2362> Criminology.
    Crime as a form of deviant behavior; nature and extent of crime; past and present theories; evaluation of prevention, control, and treatment programs. Credit 3.
  • CJ 264 <CRIJ 2364> Fundamentals of Criminal Law.
    A course in substantive criminal law which includes definition of law, definition of crime, general principles of criminal responsibility, elements of the major crimes, punishments, conditions or circumstances which may excuse from criminal responsibility or mitigate punishment, the court system of Texas and the United States, basic concepts of criminal law with emphasis on the penal law of the State of Texas. Credit 3.
  • CJ 265 <CRIJ 2365> Correctional Systems and Practices.
    Analysis and evaluation of contemporary correctional systems; discussion of recent research concerning the correctional institution and the various field services. Credit 3.
  • CJ 267 <CRIJ 2367> Police Systems and Practices.
    Philosophy and history of law enforcement; limitations imposed on law enforcement in a democratic society in accordance with the Constitution; agencies of law enforcement; role and place of law enforcement in the total justice process. Credit 3.
  • CJ 268 <CRIJ 2368> Criminal Investigation.
    This course provides a brief overview of scientific crime detection and more detailed discussion of techniques for case management and documentation, the concept of proof, the impact of emergent technology on the investigative process, interacting with victims and witnesses, and interviewing suspects. Particular emphasis may be placed on the investigation of particular types of crimes, for example, homicides, sex offenses, child abuse, hate crimes, and so forth. Prerequisite: CJ 267 <CRIJ 2367> <CRIJ 2367> or consent of instructor. Credit 3.
  • CJ 294 <CRIJ 2394> The Courts and Criminal Procedure.
    Examines procedural requirements for judicial processing of criminal offenders. Examines concepts of evidence sufficiency, standards of proof, due process, and constitutional safeguards. Credit 3.
  • CJ 339 <CRIJ 3339> History of the Criminal Justice System.
    A study of the major social, economic, legal and political events which have contributed to the formation of the American Criminal Justice System. Emphasis is on the common roots of the different components of the present system. Prerequisite: CJ 261 <CRIJ 2361>. Credit 3.
  • CRIJ 3340 Gender and Crime.
    The course investigates definitions of gender and gender roles and how gender impacts offending, victimization, and criminal justice processing. This course also evaluates the influence of gender on working in criminal justice as professionals. Criminological theories are evaluated in light of gender and the relationship between gender and criminal justice. Prerequisites: CRIJ 2361, CRIJ 2362. Credits 3.
  • CRIJ 3341 Aging, Crime, and Victimization.
    This course combines a general education about aging in America with information about senior adults as crime victims, criminals or prison inmates. Future directions for public policy related to crime and aging are also evaluated. Prerequisites: CRIJ 2361, CRIJ 2362.
  • Victimology.
    Survey of the literature, research and current trends concerning the victim in the criminal justice system; particular attention is given tot he victim rights and compensation, fear of crime measuring victimization, and the impact of victimization on the individual.
  • CJ 361 <CRIJ 3361> Comparative Criminal Justice Systems.
    The study of criminal justice in societies other than the United States including, but not limited to, the European region, the Asian region, and the African region. Emphasis is on the uncommon roots of criminal justice in these regions and the effectiveness of such systems in responding to criminal behavior. Prerequisites: CJ 261 <CRIJ 2361> and CJ 262 <CRIJ 2362> <CRIJ 2362>. Credit 3.
  • CJ 362 <CRIJ 3362> White Collar Crime.
    The study of the ideas and perspectives that are dominant in the field of white-collar crime. Topics such as organizational crime, occupational crime, legislation aimed at white collar crime, law enforcement, causes of white collar crime, and possible forms of intervention will be discussed. Prerequisites: CJ 261 <CRIJ 2361> and CJ 262 <CRIJ 2362> <CRIJ 2362>. Credit 3.
  • CJ 363 <CRIJ 3363> Violent Offenders.
    This course provides an introduction to psychological issues relating to understanding, assessing, managing criminal and other abnormal behavior. An overview of mental disorders and their relationship to criminality and violence is provided. Topics include sanity, psychopathy, criminal profiling, serial killers, stalking, women who kill, and threat assessment. Prerequisite: CJ 261 <CRIJ 2361> or CJ 262 <CRIJ 2362> <CRIJ 2362>. Credit 3.
  • CJ 364 <CRIJ 3364> Special Offenders and Special Needs.
    The identification and study of special or unusual offenders with special or unusual needs . Special offenders include those which rarely are covered in standard criminology classes, such as wildlife poachers, serial killers, computer hackers, substance abusers, and business and professional scam artists. Prerequisites: CJ 261 <CRIJ 2361> and CJ 262 <CRIJ 2362> <CRIJ 2362>.
  • CJ 366 <CRIJ 3366> Forensic Science.
    This course introduces students to the process of analysis of forensic evidence and developments in crime scene techniques. Students will gain basic knowledge of and some practical experience in techniques concerning various types of evidence including fingerprint, impression, hair, fiber, trace, firearms, took marks, biological, accelerant, explosive, and drug. Credit 3.
  • CJ 368 <CRIJ 3368> Understanding Sexual Offending.
    This course provides an overview of the sexual offender. The origins and various motivations for sexual offending are explored as are treatment strategies and their relative effectiveness with different offender groups. Various approaches to community supervision are examined as are controversial issues such as castration of sex offenders. Prerequisite: CJ 261 <CRIJ 2361> or CJ 262 <CRIJ 2362> <CRIJ 2362>. Credit 3.
  • CJ 378 <CRIJ 3378> Introduction to Methods of Research.
    Methods and techniques of research in the behavioral sciences; historical development of psychological and social research; techniques and problems. Credit 3.
  • CJ 394 <CRIJ 3394> Global Terrorism and Homeland Security.
    This course provides an overview of the field of terrorism. Using a multi-dimensional approach that draws from international relations, law, and police strategies, the course emphasizes research and analysis. Students also gain the ability to examine and scrutinize international strategies aimed at reducing terrorist incidents. Prerequisite: CJ 261 <CRIJ 2361> or CJ 262 <CRIJ 2362> <CRIJ 2362>. Credit 3.
  • CJ 396 <CRIJ 3396> Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice.
    Nature and extent of delinquency, explanatory models and theories: the juvenile justice system; history, philosophy, and evaluation of the juvenile court, juvenile court practices and procedures; the role of the police officer and the correctional officer. Credit 3.
  • CJ 430 <CRIJ 4330> Law and Society.
    The nature, functions, limitations and objectives of law; civil procedure; civil law and selected social problems, for example abortion, euthanasia; the civil courts; the grand jury and petit jury; torts; civil liability for police and correctional officers; family law. Credit 3.
  • CJ 432 <CRIJ 4332> Legal Aspects of Corrections.
    Legal problems from conviction to release; pre-sentence investigations, sentencing, probation and parole; incarceration; loss and restoration of civil rights. Emphasis on practical legal problems confronting the probation and parole office and the correctional administrator. Credit 3.
  • CJ 436 <CRIJ 4336> Understanding Human Behavior.
    The dynamics of human behavior; analysis of the biological, cultural, sociological and psychological factors. Credit 3.
  • CJ 438 <CRIJ 4338> Child Abuse and Neglect.
    Students will develop knowledge concerning key concepts and terminology related to child abuse and neglect, related laws and court procedures, ways to address and investigate cases, and programs available to assist in the prevention of child abuse and neglect, as well as programs designed to protect children. This course will also provide a foundation for students who may enter professional careers that place them in a position to address and/or investigate suspected cases of child abuse and neglect.
  • CRIJ 4360 Crime and the Media.
    This course surveys the connections between the mass media, crime, and criminal justice. It explores how the criminal justice system, criminals, and crime are portrayed in film, TV drama and news media and examines how the media reflect our collective perceptions of crime, violence and victimization and shape attitudes toward crime. Prerequisites: CRIJ 2361, CRIJ 2362. Credits 3.
  • CJ 462 <CRIJ 4362> Substance Use and Abuse.
    The description, classification, and analysis of the extent of the drug problem. Credit 3.
    <CRIJ 4363> Cybercrime.
    This seminar focuses on topics related to cybercrime, including legal, enforcement, behavioral, and social factors that influence its perpetration, prevention, and prosecution. Prerequisites: Junior/Senior standing. Credit: 3.
  • CJ 465 <CRIJ 4365> Professionalism and Ethics in Criminal Justice.
    The study of theories and practices in areas of legality, morality, values and ethics as they pertain to criminal justice. Included will be such topics as police corruption, brutality, and methods of dealing with such practices, as well as the concept of profession and professional conduct. Credit 3.
  • CJ 467 <CRIJ 4367> Correctional Strategies.
    This course examines treatment options in both institutional and field corrections settings.  There is a focus upon special populations, including mental health populations and their treatment, aging in prison, women, HIV populations, and issues surrounding race and ethnicity.  Prerequisite:  Junior Standing and CJ 265 <CRIJ 2365>.  Credit 3.
  • CJ 468 <CRIJ 4368> Global Organized Crime.
    Historical survey of organized crime in America, areas of influence, remedial practices and control. Credit 3.
  • CJ 470 <CRIJ 4370> Interviewing and Counseling.
    Counseling psychology with emphasis on principals and procedures; the theoretical foundations of therapeutic psychology; therapeutic techniques and therapeutic process. Credit 3.
  • CJ 473 <CRIJ 4373> Undergraduate Internship in Criminal Justice.
    A minimum of three months in an approved criminal justice or social agency setting taken preferably between junior and senior years. Designed to provide the student with an opportunity to apply academic learning in practical situations. See the College’s Internship Coordinator for details about this program. Credit 9.
  • CJ 476 <CRIJ 4376> Readings and Independent Studies in Criminal Justice.
    Designed for advanced students in the behavioral sciences who are capable of independent study. Registration upon approval of the appropriate Assistant Dean of the College of Criminal Justice and the instructor directing the course. Credit to be arranged.
  • CJ 477 <CRIJ 4377> Special Topics in Criminal Justice.
    Designed to give the advanced undergraduate student academic flexibility. Maybe repeated for credit. Credit 3.
  • CJ 480 <CRIJ 4380> Victimology.
    Survey of the literature, research and current trends concerning the victim in the criminal justice system; particular attention is given to the victim rights and compensation, fear of crime measuring victimization, and the impact of victimization on the individual. Credit 3.
  • CJ 482 <CRIJ 4382> Social Deviance.
    The psychological and sociological aspects of socially deviant behavior; theoretical overviews and implications for social control and social policy. Credit 3.
  • CJ 483 <CRIJ 4383> Family Violence.
    The course will address the theoretical issues, both past and present, regarding family violence in order to provide the student with an understanding of the salient issues. In addition, attention will be given to the impact family violence has on the victim and society, legal aspects of family violence, key factors associated with recognition of family violence (especially child abuse), and pertinent research focusing on the subject. Credit 3.
  • CJ 484 <CRIJ 4384> Police Strategies.
    Analysis of police policies with particular attention to the current major problem areas from the point of view of both the administrator and the line operations officer. Integration of established scientific knowledge with practical police experience in the various areas of police functioning. Prerequisite: CJ 267 <CRIJ 2367> <CRIJ 2367>. Credit 3.
  • CJ 485 <CRIJ 4385> Crime, Justice and Social Diversity.
    This course is the study of how social diversity and inequality shape the way criminal behavior is defined and controlled through the application of the criminal law and criminal justice system.  Attention is given to the disparity of criminal offending, victimization, and criminal justice processing across demographic groups as well as explanations for observed disparities.  The course also explores subordinate group members as criminal justice professionals. Prerequisite: CJ 261 <CRIJ 2361>, CJ 262 <CRIJ 2362> <CRIJ 2362>, CJ 378 <CRIJ 3378>.  Credit 3.
  • CJ 486 <CRIJ 4386> Problem Analysis in Criminal Justice.
    This course serves as a capstone for the Criminal Justice undergraduate student.  Students will use skills and knowledge from prior courses to address challenges facing the criminal justice system.  The class will focus on application of research skills and analytic techniques to address these issues.  Prerequisite:  Senior Standing, CJ 378 <CRIJ 3378> and STA 379 <STAT 3379> or equivalent.  Credit 3.
  • CJ 494 <CRIJ 4394> Constitutional Issues in Law Enforcement.
    The course focus is the intersection of the U.S. Constitution and the criminal justice system.  Major decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court serve as the core resource, including those addressing Fourth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendment governmental authority issues.  Emphasis is placed on development of analytical reasoning skills through the case study method.  Prerequisite: Junior Standing and CJ 264 <CRIJ 2364>.  Credits 3.

DNC <DANC> Dance

  • DNC 110 <DANC 1101> Dance Workshop.
    This is a practical workshop in support of Dance Program concerts and activities. Duties include costume construction, backstage and front of house support, and audio/ video recording and dubbing. Special seminars in areas such as diet and health, auditioning and career opportunities and options are also addressed. Credit 1.
  • DNC 121Non-majors Ballet.
     This course introduces the theory and practice of ballet.  No previous experience in dance is required. Credit 2.
    *Pending approval by University Curriculum Committee
  • DNC 122 Non-majors Modern.
     This course introduces concepts of modern dance and gives students practice in self expression through movement.  No prior experience in dance is required. Credit 2.
    *Pending approval by University Curriculum Committee
  • DNC 123 Introduction to Jazz.
     This course introduces students to the dance vocabulary and movement of jazz technique.  No prior dance experience is required.  Credit 2.
    *Pending approval by University Curriculum Committee
  • DNC 124 <DANC 1204> Folk Dance Forms.
     [DANC 1222] Dances indigenous to Europe, Mexico and the United States are studied in relation to their cultural derivations. Special consideration is given to dance as a cultural and recreational activity. Credit 2.
  • DNC 126 <DANC 1206> Theatre Dance Forms.
     Specific theatrical dance forms such as ballet, jazz, modern dance, and Hip Hop are studied in specially dedicated sections. Credit 2.
  • DNC 128 Beginning Tap.
     In this course, tap technique is introduced and practiced.  No prior dance experience is expected. Credit 2.
    *Pending approval by University Curriculum Committee
  • DNC 129 Non-majors Hip-hop.
     This course gives students practice in forms of hip hop dancing.  No previous experience is required.  Credit 2.
    *Pending approval by University Curriculum Committee
  • DNC 133  Fundamentals of Ballet.
     This course establishes the fundamentals of ballet, including alignment, technique, and vocabulary.  It is designed for students admitted to the dance program, and theatre and musical theater majors.
    *Pending approval by University Curriculum Committee
  • DNC 134 Fundamentals of Modern.
    This course introduces the concepts and practices of modern dance technique. It presumes no previous modern dance training, but requires acceptance into the dance, theater, or musical theater program. Credit 3.
    *Pending approval by University Curriculum Committee
  • DNC 172 <DANC 1372> Dance as Art.
    [DANC 2303] This course is a video survey of the vast range of theatrical dance that has taken place in the twentieth century. Forms and styles covered include ballet, modern/postmodern, jazz, musical theater, tap, contemporary dance, and dance for music video. Writing Enhanced. Credit 3.
  • DNC 223 Jazz II.
     This course expands on the basic dance vocabulary and movements offered in DNC 123, Introduction to Jazz.  Students should have basic experience in jazz dance.  Credit 2.
    *Pending approval by University Curriculum Committee
  • DNC 232 <DANC 2332> Social and Folk Dance Forms.
     Social and folk dance forms of ethnic and social significance are studied and performed in relation to their cultural derivations and historical perspectives and their use in period theatrical/concert production. Special emphasis is placed upon the importance of ethnic art forms to contemporary society. Credit 3.
  • DNC 233 <DANC 2333> Beginning Ballet Technique.
    This is a ballet technique class designed for incoming dance majors. It presumes no former ballet training but requires well-developed movement skills. Students who are not dance-majors must have permission of instructor or program coordinator to register. May be repeated for credit. Credit 3.
  • DNC 234 <DANC 2334> Beginning Modern Dance Technique.
    This is a modern dance technique class designed for incoming dance majors. It presumes no former modern dance training but requires well developed movement skills. Students who are not dance-majors must have permission of instructor or program coordinator to register. May be repeated for credit. Credit 3.
  • DNC 272 <DANC 2372> History and Philosophy of Dance: 1700 to the Present.
     A chronological survey is made of the history of dance from the 1700’s to the modern period. Special emphasis is placed on the philosophic relationship of dance to the various cultural epochs. Writing Enhanced. Credit 3.
  • DNC 273 <DANC 2373> World Dance: Exploring Cultures Through the Dance Experience.
     In this course, students re immersed in the dances of one world region for half a semester, and of another world region for the other half semester. Although comparisons between two cultures will become evident, the primary objective of the course is to expose the student to two different dance styles and to use dance analysis to identify and study cultural characteristics. Guest artists lead classes and demonstrations, which include live music, costumes, and terminology. Each time the course is offered, a different set of cultures is examined. Prerequisites: Junior level standing or permission of the instructor. Credit 3.
  • DNC 276 <DANC 2376> Choreography I.
     The student learns to analyze the various components of design and to create basic dance studies which demonstrate understanding of dance as a craft and as an art. Prerequisites: DNC 176. A minimum of intermediate standing in ballet or modern dance, or permission of the instructor is required to register for this course. Credit 3.
  • DNC 333 <DANC  3333> Intermediate Ballet Technique.
    This is an intermediate level ballet technique class which presumes substantial exposure to ballet dance training. Open by audition only. Prerequisite: DNC 233 <DANC 2333> or permission of the instructor. Credit 3.
  • DNC 334 <DANC 3334> Intermediate Modern Dance Technique.
     This is an intermediate level modern dance technique class which presumes substantial exposure to modern dance training. Open by audition only. Prerequisite: DNC 234 <DANC 2334> or permission of the instructor. Credit 3.
  • DNC 335 Jazz III.
     Intermediate Jazz dance is designed for the dancer with sound foundations in jazz technique.    The course will focus on developing technical skills, increasing strength and flexibility, and developing performance quality in jazz dance. Credit 3.
    *Pending approval by University Curriculum Committee
  • DNC 373 <DANC 3373> Laban Movement Analysis.
     This course provides an overview of Laban Movement Analysis emphasizing the areas of Body, Effort, Shape, Space, and components necessary to understand and support non verbal communication. Theory, supported by experiential activities, provides the student the opportunity to better understand human movement as well as a means of acquiring efficient, expressive movement. A brief history/application of LMA is included in the curriculum. Prerequisites PHY 135 <PHYS 1305> and BIO 245. Credit 3.
  • 374 <DANC 3374> Principles of Dance Technique.
     This course provides the student with an overview of the movement system emphasizing the subjective control experience in dance. Methods of tuning the system including body therapies, conditioning regimes, body awareness techniques, and dance training will be reviewed and compared. Prerequisites: PHY 135/115, BIO 245. Credit 3.
  • DNC 376 <DANC 3376> Choreography II. The student develops extended dance works which demonstrate advanced understanding of dance as a craft and as an art. Prerequisite: DNC 176, 276 and/or permission of the instructor. Credit 3.
  • DNC 430 <DANC  4330> Repertory.
    The student is involved in rehearsals in which dance works by faculty and guest artists, as well as the great masters of choreography, are staged or reconstructed in preparation for major dance program performances. Credit 3.
  • DNC 433 <DANC 4333> Advanced Ballet Technique.
    This is a pre-professional level of ballet technique in which dancers will develop a high degree of technical ability and expressive range. Open by audition only. Prerequisite: DNC 333 <DANC  3333> or permission of the instructor. Credit 3.
  • DNC 434 <DANC 4334> Advanced Modern Dance Technique.
    This is a pre-professional level of modern dance technique in which dancers will develop a high degree of technical ability and expressive range in the modern dance idiom. Open by audition only. Prerequisite: DNC 334 <DANC 3334> or permission of the instructor. Credit 3.
  • DNC 435 Jazz IV.
     Intermediate Jazz dance is designed for the dancer with sound foundations in jazz technique.    The course will focus on developing technical skills, increasing strength and flexibility, and developing performance quality in jazz dance. Credit 3.
    *Pending approval by University Curriculum Committee
  • DNC 472 <DANC 4372> Dance Criticism and Analysis.
    Students will view outstanding examples of choreography, read the works of major dance critics, and further develop the tools needed to critically analyze choreography. Emphasis is on writing informed, insightful, analyses of the form, content, and effectiveness of choreographic works. Writing Enhanced. Credit 3.
  • DNC 474 <DANC 4374> Dance Pedagogy.
     This course acquaints students in dance with methods for teaching ballet and modern dance technique, and examines the curriculum for dance established by the National Standards for Arts Education for Grades K-12. Students gain theoretical and practical experience, focusing on the use of anatomically correct and systematic approaches to developing dance skills. Class structure, design of exercises, effective communication with students, and selection of appropriate musical accompaniment are examined. Writing Enhanced. Credit 3.
  • DNC 476 <DANC 4376> Choreography III.
     The student develops extended solo, duet, and ensemble works for performance in formal and informal concerts presented by the Dance Program. Prerequisite: DNC 176, 276, 376 and/or permission of the instructor. Credit 3.
  • DNC 477 Dance and Technology.
     Dance and Technology introduces methods of integrating media technologies into the dancer’s experience in the areas of dance graphics, sound design for dance, and dance video. Students learn camera, computer and software skills that will facilitate their ability to expand creative expression, as well as enhance their ability to package and promote themselves as artists in a variety of media. Prerequisite: DNC 276, 376. Credit 3.
    *Pending approval by University Curriculum Committee
  • DNC 478 Career Resources in Dance.
    This course is designed for the graduating dance student who is preparing to enter the job market. A major emphasis will be placed on resume building, the job search, and the audition process. At the end of this course students will create and package a portfolio that includes a resume, an audition solo, and various marketing materials.
    *Pending approval by University Curriculum Committee
  • DNC 492 <DANC 4392> Seminar in Dance. Opportunities are offered for thorough study of a variety of topics which students may choose in dance. Such topics as Historical Period Dance, Ethno-cultural Studies, Choreographic Projects, et cetera, are illustrative. Credit 3.
  • DNC 493 <DANC 4393> Independent Study.
     Opportunities are offered for individual study of an approved problem in dance. Credit 3.

Early Childhood Education

  • ECE 273 <ECHE 2313> Early Childhood Cognition.
    The curriculum in the preschool and primary grades is presented with an emphasis on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. The philosophical orientation of early learning and development, classroom arrangements, selection of material and activities, evaluation procedures, and develop mentally appropriate practices will be studied. Credit 3.
  • <ECHE 3315> Developmentally Appropriate Creative Expression.
    This course is intended to provide a foundation in understanding children’s creative thought and expression. Topics also addressed will be the integration of health, physical education, art, drama, creative writing, dance, and music into the curriculum in a way that fosters developmentally appropriate learning and growth. Prerequisite: 30 hours. Credit 3.
  • ECE 319 <ECHE 3128> Guidance of Young Children: Field Experience.
    Students will practice behavior management techniques with children in public school pre-kindergarten or kindergarten classrooms. This course is taken concurrently with ECE 329 <ECHE 3229>. Prerequisite: 60 hours. Credit 1.
  • ECE 323 <ECHE 3243> Curriculum for Early Childhood.
    This course will prepare teacher candidates in the EC-6 certification program to become successful in teaching in the early childhood grades, EC-3, by using effective models of teaching and learning. Emphasis is placed on assessment strategies that help strengthen the link between the early childhood grades, EC-3 curriculum and responsive instructional practices for meeting the needs of diverse young children. 10 hours of field experiences in public schools at appropriate levels included in this course.  Prerequisite: 60 hours, EED 374 <CIEE 3374>, ECE 273 <ECHE 2313>, SPD 231 <SPED 2301>.  Credit: 2.
  • ECE 329 <ECHE 3229> Guidance of Young Children.
    Classroom and behavior management techniques which are appropriate for young children will be presented with an emphasis on inductive discipline which leads to self-discipline. This course is taken concurrently with ECE 319 <ECHE 3229>. Prerequisite: 60 hours. Credit 2.
  • ECE 363 <ECHE 3363> Working with Families in Diverse Communities.
    This course is an in-depth study of the relationships between families and schools in diverse communities. Topics addressed in this course include discussions of major theories that support partnerships with parents; models for parent, school, and community partnerships; home, school and community influences on children’s lives; parenting styles; family dynamics; parent education strategies; communication with parents; and the rights and responsibilities of parents, children and teachers. Field experience with young children, their families, and the community will be required. Prerequisites:60 hours. Credit 3.
  • ECE 433 <ECHE 4333> Developmentally Appropriate Programs for Young Children.
    An in-depth study will be made of developmentally appropriate practices in schools for young children. Appropriate curriculum and instruction, thematic unit development, and a study of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills are major areas of emphasis. Field experience is required. Prerequisites: 60 hours. Credit 3.
  • ECE 475 <ECHE 4388> Proble>ms in Early Childhood Education.
     This course is designed to permit individual students to study specific areas of interest and need. Prerequisite: Approval of Department Chair. Credit 3.

    <ECHE 4373> Early Childhood Theory and Cognition.
     This course is a required course for the Bachelor of Arts in Applied Science in Early Care and Education. The class is designed for early childhood preschool and Head Start teachers who are not seeking Texas Teacher Certification. Topics include an emphasis on the young child’s cognitive, physical, and social abilities as a foundation for planning appropriate classroom experiences. Prerequisite: None. Credit 3.

  • Economics

    • ECO 230 <ECON 2300> Introduction to Economics.
       [ECON 1301] A combination of micro-economic and macro-economic principles. Designed for those who are neither majors nor minors in economics, but who would benefit from a one semester introduction to economic principles. No credit given for ECO 230 <ECON 2300> if ECO 233 <ECON 2302> or ECO 234 <ECON 2301> previously completed. Credit 3. (Taught each semester.)
    • ECO 233 <ECON 2302> Principles of Microeconomics.
       [ECON 2302] Basic economic principles including individual decision making, price theory, analysis of the firm, competition and monopoly, and the distribution of income. Credit 3. (Taught each semester.)
    • ECO 234 <ECON 2301> Principles of Macroeconomics.
       The economic role of government, public finance and taxation, unemployment and inflation, national income theory, money and banking, economic fluctuations and growth, and international trade and finance. Credit 3. (Taught each semester.)
    • ECO 335 <ECON 3341> Comparative Economics Systems.
       Market oriented, free enterprise capitalism, and its development, compared with alternative economic systems. Prerequisite: ECO 230 <ECON 2300> or 233 <ECON 2302>. Credit 3. (Taught every third long semester.)
    • ECO 361 <ECON 3351> Labor Economics.
       Problems of unemployment, wage theory, collective bargaining, labor legislation, and proposals for the solution of labor problems. The recent problems of labor are given special consideration. Prerequisite: ECO 230 <ECON 2300> or 233<ECON 2302>. Credit 3. (Taught each semester)
    • ECO 362 <ECON 3372> Intermediate Macroeconomics.
       National income concepts and measurements; analysis of the factors influencing the level of national income, employment, price, and production; and application to current problems. Prerequisite: ECO 230 <ECON 2300> or 234 <ECON 2301>. Credit 3. (Taught in fall, spring, and SI.)
    • ECO 363 <ECON 3373>   Urban and Regional Economics.
      Economic problems of metropolitan and rural areas, location theory, regional resources, transportation problems, crime, and poverty. Prerequisite: ECO 230 <ECON 2300> or 233 <ECON 2302>. Credit 3. (Taught only in the fall.)
    • ECO 364 <ECON 3374> Public Finance.
      The function of government in the marketplace with emphasis on public goods, externalities, taxation, fiscal federalism, and cost-benefit analysis. Prerequisites: ECO 230 <ECON 2300> or 233  <ECON 2302> and 234 <ECON 2301>. Credit 3
    • ECO 365 <ECON 3352> Energy and Environmental Economics.
       An examination of how human values, activities, and institutions affect the environment and how the tools of economics can be used to evaluate public policy alternatives designed to improve the quality of the environment. Prerequisite: ECO 230 <ECON 2300> or 233 <ECON 2302> or 234 <ECON 2301>. Credit 3. (Taught only in the fall semester).
    • ECO 367 <ECON 3357> Intermediate Microeconomics.
       Pricing and output policies of firms, resource pricing, and distribution under condition of perfect competition, monopoly, oligopoly, and monopolistic competition Prerequisite: ECO 230 <ECON 2300> or 233 <ECON 2302>. Credit 3. (Taught in fall, spring, and SI.)
    • ECO 370 <ECON 3370> Economics of Business and Government.
       A study of the complex relationship between the business sector and the public sector in the United States and in the global marketplace. Topics will include the regulation of business in its various formats and the promotion of business nationally and internationally. Prerequisite: ECO 230 <ECON 2300>, 233 <ECON 2302>, or 234 <ECON 2301>. Credit 3. (Taught only in the spring semester).
    • ECO 374 <ECON 3344> Contemporary International Issues in Economics.
       Examination of current literature dealing with international trade and financial issues. Preparation, presentation and discussion of descriptive and analytical papers. Prerequisite: ECO 230, 233 <ECON 2302>, or 234 <ECON 2301>. Credit 3. (Taught each semester.)
    • ECO 430 <ECON 4380> Readings in Economics.
       Individual study arranged with a member of the Economics and Business Analysis faculty. Conferences and written reports are typically required. A carefully prepared research paper concludes the course. This course may be taken for Academic Distinction Program Credit and can be used for Internship credit. This course may be repeated. Prerequisite: Consent of the Chair of the Department of Economics and International Business. Credit 1, 2, or 3.
    • ECO 463 <ECON 4373> Monetary Economics.
       The role of money in a market economy with special attention given to national and international monetary and banking systems, and to their influence on the levels of income, employment, and , and international capital movements. Prerequisite: ECO 230 <ECON 2300> or 234 <ECON 2301>. Credit 3. (Taught only in the fall.)
    • ECO 465 <ECON 4365> Introduction to Business Forecasting and Econometrics.
       The application of statistical methods for business and economic forecasting and for hypothesis testing, estimation, and analyzing economic data Prerequisites: ECO 233 <ECON 2302> and 234 <ECON 2301>, BAN 363 <BANA 3363>. Credit 3
    • ECO 467 <ECON 4357> Managerial Economics.
       An integration of economic tools of analysis with optimization techniques such as calculus, LaGrangian multipliers and linear programming. Additional topics include risk analysis and decision-making under uncertainty, inventory control, profitability analysis, and capital budgeting. Prerequisites: ECO 230 <ECON 2300> or 233 <ECON 2302>, BAN 232 <BANA 2372>, BAN 363 <BANA 3363>. Credit 3. (Taught in fall, spring, and SII.)
    • ECO 468 <ECON 4348> Economic Development.
      Theoretical explanations and historical factors of economic development and underdevelopment. Policies for accelerating development in third world countries are analyzed. Prerequisite: ECO 230 <ECON 2300> or 233 <ECON 2302>. Credit 3.
    • ECO 473 <ECON 4353> Economics of Sports.
       Application of economic principles to sport. Economic aspects of sports include: demand and supply, advertising, team output decisions, league/conference organization role of government. Prerequisite ECO 230 <ECON 2300> or 233 <ECON 2302>. Credit 3
    • ECO 480 <ECON 4340> International Economics.
       Economic concepts and analytical tools relating to international economics; examine foreign exchange markets and the theory of balance-of-payments adjustment; examine commercial policy as it relates to international trade; examine the role of international financial institutions. Prerequisite: ECO 230 <ECON 2300> or 233 <ECON 2302>. Credit 3. (Taught only in the spring).
    • ECO 499 <ECON 4389> Internship.
       This course is designed to provide the student an opportunity to apply academic skills in a practical work environment under the supervision and guidance of a working professional. Prerequisites: ECO 233 <ECON 2302> and 234 <ECON 2301>, ACC 231 <ACCT 2301> and 232 <2302>, junior standing, overall GPA of 2.5 or greater, and permission of the Departmental Chair.

    Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies*

    • EED 233 <CIEE 2333> Becoming a Teacher.
       This required course for those seeking EC-6 or 4-8 certification is an introduction to the concept of teaching as a professional career that makes a difference in the lives of children, youth and their families. The course engages the teacher candidates in the examination of social economics, language diversity, historical, political, curriculum, theoretical, and philosophical issues related to making a commitment to education. Ten (10) hours of field experience required in PreK-6 public schools. Credit 3.
    • <CIEE 3323> Curriculum for Intermediate Grades.
      Curriculum for Intermediate Grades will prepare teacher candidates to analyze and plan EC-6 content using the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. For those seeking EC-6 certification only. Prerequisite; Junior Standing and ECHE 2313, <ECHE 2315>, EED 374 <CIEE 3374>, <SPED 2301>. Must be completed before content methods. Credit 3.
    • EED 374 <CIEE 3374> Human Growth and Learning.
      This course examines growth and learning in elementary environments. Major theories of the teaching-learning process are studied. Human development related to education is emphasized. Special attention is paid to the cultural milieu. Field experiences in public schools (10 hours). Prerequisite: Junior status. Required for EC-6, and 4-8. Credit 3.
    • <CIEE 4385> Creating a Positive Learning Environment.
       The purpose of this course is to provide the prospective elementary or middle school teacher with the experiences in classroom management and discipline theories appropriate for the diverse population of students in the elementary or middle school. Field experiences in public schools (10 hours) Prerequisite: Taken concurrently with the Interdisciplinary Studies Methods Block for EC-6 certification. For 4-8 certification, this course is taken prior to Literacy Methods. Prerequisite: EC-6: Senior standing, successful completion of Literacy Methods, and EED 374 <CIEE 3374>. 4-8 certification: Junior status and EED 374 <CIEE 3374> or taken concurrently with EED 374 <CIEE 3374>.
    • EED 416 <CIEE 4116> Integrating Technology II.
       The purpose of this course is to plan, organize, deliver, assess, and evaluate instruction for diverse learners in a public school. Incorporating the effective use of technology at each level of the instructional cycle. In addition, this course incorporates the implementation of appropriate media for communication with and among colleagues, mentors and students. Taken concurrently with EED 491, EED 492, and other courses in the Student Teaching Semester. Prerequisites: Senior standing, EED 427, For those seeking EC-6 or 4-8 certification only. Credit 1.
    • EED 417 <CIEE 4117> Assessment.
       This course focuses on the study and application of assessment to ascertain the development of knowledge and skills of children in the classroom. Emphasis is placed on the integration of assessment with technology and complexities in working with ELL learners. This course is offered in conjunction with student teaching. Departmental approval required.
    • EED 427 <CIEE 4227> Integrating Technology I.
       This course will apply technology and computers to support instruction in various content areas at the 4-8 level. The course will explore, evaluate, and utilize computer/technology resources to design and deliver instruction as well as to assess student learning. Field experience 20 hours. Taken concurrently with the Interdisciplinary Studies Middle Level Education Methods Block. Prerequisite: Senior standing, EED 374 <CIEE 3374> and EED 385 <CIEE 3385>. Credit 2.
    • EED 434 <CIEE 4334> Mathematics in the Elementary School.
      This course emphasizes making mathematics meaningful to children. Students are to make lesson plans of acceptable quality, to produce practical teaching aids, and to be able to integrate mathematics with other areas of learning. Experience is provided in the selection and evaluation of teaching methods unit and lesson planning, use of curriculum and audio visual materials and the preparation of instructional materials appropriate for social studies content and skills at different elementary and middle school grade levels. Students observe and teach math lessons in an elementary or middle school classroom. Prerequisites: EED 374 <CIEE 3374>; Senior status; Admission to Educator Preparation Program and Departmental Approval. Extensive field experiences PK-8 public schools. This course is taken in block with the Interdisciplinary Studies Methods Block for EC-6, 4-8 Math, and 4-8 Math Science Certifications. Credit 3.
    • EED 435 <CIEE 4335> Science in the Elementary School.
      This course is concerned with the scope and sequence of the science curriculum for elementary and middle school children. Experience is provided in the selection and evaluation of teaching materials including audio-visual and internet. Students are given experience in creating lesson and units, planning and incorporating laboratory activities. Students observe and teach science lessons in an elementary or middle school classroom, during 30 hours of required field experience. Prerequisites: Senior status; EED 374 <CIEE 3374>; Admission to Educator Preparation Program and Departmental approval. This course is taken with the Interdisciplinary Studies Methods block for EC-6; 4-8 Science and 4-8 Math/Science certifications. Credit 3.
    • EED 436 <CIEE 4336> Social Studies in the Elementary School.
      In this course experience is provided in creating lesson plans and units., Students prepare Instructional materials appropriate for social studies content and skills at different elementary and middle school grade levels are explored.. Emphasis is placed on the unit approach to teaching social studies. Students observe and teach social studies lessons in an elementary or middle school classroom during the 30 hours of field experience. Prerequisites: EED 374 <CIEE 3374>; Senior status, Admission to Educator Preparation Program and Departmental approval. This course is taken with the Interdisciplinary Studies Methods Block for EC-6 and 4-8 ELAR/Social Studies Certifications. Credit 3.
    • EED 475 <CIEE 4375> Problems.
       Designed to permit individual students to study specific areas of interest and need. Prerequisite: Departmental Approval. Credit 3.
    • EED 476 <CIEE 4376> Developing a Professional Teacher Portfolio.
      The purpose of this course is to provide the prospective elementary or middle school teacher the opportunity to organize artifacts on the development, exploration, integration, application, and teaching of content knowledge, pedagogical knowledge and skill development in the development of a professional teacher portfolio. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in student teaching and Departmental Approval. Credit: 3.
    • EED 491 <CIEE 4391> Student Teaching in the Elementary School.
      The student is assigned to student teach in an elementary or middle school classroom for a placement of approximately six to seven weeks. This time is divided among observation, participation, teaching and conference activities. The candidate will create a Teacher Work Sample during this placement, a project that demonstrates mastery of the components that produce effective instruction that results in effective student learning. Successful completion of the Teacher Work Sample is required for program completion. Must be taken with EED 374 <CIEE 3374>, BSL 488 <BESL 4320>, SPD 484 <SPED 4305>, or SED 497 <CISE 4397> and other courses in the student teaching semester. The candidate is assigned two placements that span the certification grades. As an example, an EC-6 student will have one placement in a lower grade such as 1st grade and the second placement in a higher level such as 5th grade. Prerequisite: Senior status and admission to Student Teaching. Credit 3.
    • EED 492 <CIEE 4392> Student Teaching in the Elementary School.
      Substitutions in specialized program areas include BSL 488 <BESL 4320>, SPD 484 SPED 4384>, or SED 497 <CISE 4397>. The student is assigned to student teach in an elementary or middle school classroom for a placement of approximately six to seven weeks. Must be taken with EED 491 <CIEE 4391>. Prerequisite: Senior status and admission to Student Teaching. Credit 3.
    • MLE 375 <CIME 3375> The Middle Level Child.
      This course focuses on effective programs and practices at middle-level schools. Emphasis is placed on a historical perspective and philosophy, components of highly successful programs, and current trends and issues in middle-level education. Field experiences in public schools at appropriate levels included in this course. Prerequisite: Junior Standing.4-8 Certification Co-Requisite: MLE 376 <CIME 3376>. Credit 3.
    • MLE 376 <CIME 3376> Curriculum for Middle Level Education.
       This course will prepare teacher candidates to become successful in teaching in the middle grades by using effective models of teaching and learning. Emphasis is placed on assessment strategies that help strengthen the link between the middle school curriculum and responsive instructional practices for meeting the needs of diverse adolescents. 10 hours of field experiences in public schools at appropriate levels included in this course. Prerequisite: Junior Standing. 4-8 Certification Co-Requisite: MLE 375 <CIME 3375>. Credit 3.
    • MLE 437 <CIME 4337> Integrating Literacy and Social Studies.
      This course focuses on the study of methods used in the teaching of middle level language arts and social studies. Emphasis is placed on basic models, strategies, and skills necessary for teaching language arts and social studies in an integrated curriculum, and the application in middle-level grades. Credit 3.
    • MLE 438 <CIME 4338> Integrating Math and Science.
      This course focuses on the integration of mathematics and science content and pedagogy for middle grades 4-8. Emphasis is placed on a historical perspective and philosophy of mathematics and science integration, problem-based approaches to teaching and learning science and mathematics, planning, teaching, and managing the integration of mathematics and science experiences for the middle school classroom. Credit 3.

    ENG <ENGL> English

    • ENG 031D <ENGL 0331> Developmental English.
      An intense study of grammar and mechanics, effective sentence construction, and basic essay organization and development. Credit in this course will not be allowed to count toward graduation or computation of grade point average or classification of students by hours completed. Students failing EITHER the English Placement (Pre-TASP) Test OR the writing section of the TASP Test must enroll in this course. (Does not fulfill University degree requirements.)
    • ENG 164 <ENGL 1301> Composition I.
       [ENGL 1301] Basic studies in English diction, sentence structure, and rhetoric with emphasis on the development of college level writing. Credit 3.
    • ENG 164H <ENGL 1301> Composition I.
       (Honors Class) [ENGL 1301H] Students with high marks in English on the SAT/ACT exams may qualify to enroll in ENG 164H <ENGL 1301>, an accelerated class for students with superior skills in English. Students earning an A or B in ENG 164H <ENGL 1301> will receive advanced credit for ENG 165 <ENGL 1302> and automatically become eligible for sophomore English. Open to Honors students. Credit 3-6.
    • ENG 165 <ENGL 1302> Composition II.
      [ENGL 1302] A continued study of writing skills in English, emphasizing more complex methods in the writing process than ENG 164 <ENGL 1301>. This course prepares students to write academic essays and research papers. An oral component is also included. Prerequisite: ENG 164 <ENGL 1301>. Credit 3.
    • ENG 265 <ENGL 2331> World Literature I.
      [ENGL 2331 or ENGL 2332] Readings in the classical, medieval, and renaissance masterpieces to analyze and evaluate the philosophical insights and aesthetic values of writers of various cultures. Written assignments are based on themes and concepts in the works studied. Open to all students. Required of English majors. Prerequisites: ENG 164 <ENGL 1301> and 165 <ENGL 1302>. Credit 3.
    • ENG 266 <ENGL 2342> World Literature II.
      [ENGL 2342] A study of the various kinds of literature on the basis of their content, form, or technique, with emphasis on the conventions or usages which govern each type. The major genres of poetry, fiction, and drama will be covered, but instructors are free to choose their own emphases. Prerequisites: ENG 164 <ENGL 1301> and 165 <ENGL 1302>. Credit 3.
    • ENG 330 <ENGL 3330> Introduction to Technical Writing.
      [ENGL 3330] A course in the special problems of technical literature and technical report writing. Prerequisites: ENG 164 <ENGL 1301> and 165 <ENGL 1302>. Credit 3.
    • ENG 334 <ENGL 3334> Literature and Film.
      [ENGL 3334] A study of the structure, imagery, characterization, and themes of novels, short stories, essays and poems with those of selected motion picture films. Prerequisites:  ENG 164 <ENGL 1301>, 165 <ENGL 1302>, and either 265 <ENGL 2331>or 266 <ENGL 2342>. Credit 3.
    • ENG 336 <ENGL 3336> Studies in Women's Literature.
      [ENGL 3336] A study of works by women writers encompassing a variety of genres, nationalities, and literary periods. Prerequisistes: ENG 164 <ENGL1301>, 165 <ENGL1302>, and either 265 <ENGL2331> or 266 <ENGL 2342>. Credit 3.
    • ENG 337 <ENGL 3337> African-American Literature.
       [ENGL 3337] Exploration of historical, political, and literary problems particular to African-American writers; the course also explores the development of African-American identity through cultural expression in a variety of media and genres. Prerequisites: ENG 164 <ENGL 1301>, 165 <ENGL 1302>, and either 265 <ENGL 2331> or 266 <ENGL 2342>. Credit 3.
    • ENG 338 <ENGL 3338> Studies in Multicultural Literature.
      [ENGL 3338] Study of themes, techniques, and literary movements from different cultures. Focus will typically be on more than one ethnic or national culture. Prerequisites: ENG 164 <ENGL 1301>, 165 <ENGL 1302>, and either 265 <ENGL 2331> or 266 <ENGL 2342>. Credit 3.
    • ENG 360 <ENGL 3360> Survey of American Literature, Beginning to 1865.
      [ENGL 3360] A survey of themes, genres, and authors in American literary history from the period of exploration and settlement through the American Renaissance and the Civil War. Required of all English majors. Prerequisites: ENG 164 <ENGL 1301>, 165 <ENGL 1302> , and either 265 <ENGL 2331> or 266 <ENGL 2342>. Credit 3.
    • ENG 361 <ENGL 3361> Survey of American Literature, 1865 to the Present.
       [ENGL 3361] A survey of authors, genres, and movements in American literature from 1865 to the present, including representative works of Realism, Naturalism, Modernism, and Post-Modernism. Required of all English majors. Prerequisites: ENG 164 <ENGL 1301>, 165 <ENGL 1302>, and either 265 <ENGL 2331> or 266 <ENGL 2342>. Credit 3.
    • ENG 363 <ENGL 3363> Mythology.
       [ENGL 3363] The study of myths and their application to literary studies. Recommended for certification program in Language Arts composite (see Secondary Education Requirements). Prerequisites: ENG 164 <ENGL 1301>, 165 <ENGL 1302>, and either 265 <ENGL 2331> or 266 <ENGL 2342>. Credit 3.
    • ENG 364 <ENGL 3364> Folklore.
      [ENGL 3364] The study of folk motifs of various cultures throughout the world. Recommended for certification program in Language Arts (see Secondary Education Requirements). Prerequisites: ENG 164 <ENGL 1301>, 165 <ENGL 1302>, and either 265 <ENGL 2331> or 266 <ENGL 2342>. Credit 3.
    • ENG 370 <ENGL 3370> Modern Drama.
       [ENGL 3370] The major figures in modern British, American and Continental drama. Prerequisites: ENG 164 <ENGL 1301>, 165 <ENGL 1302>, and either 265 <ENGL 2331> or 266 <ENGL 2342>. Credit 3.
    • ENG 372 <ENGL 3372> The English Language.
       [ENGL 3372] A general introduction to English linguistics. The course covers areas such as the sound system of English, the structure and meaning of words and sentences, language use in context, language and the brain, dialect and register variation, and the place and history of English among the languages of the world. Prerequisites: ENG 164 <ENGL 1301>, 165 <ENGL 1302>, and either 265 <ENGL 2331> or 266 <ENGL 2342>. Credit 3.
    • ENG 373 <ENGL 3373> English Grammar.
      [ENGL 3373] An introduction to the linguistic analysis of English sentence structure. Students learn to identify different grammatical forms and their functions, different sentence types, and transformations. The course provides an analytic understanding of students’ pre-existing linguistic knowledge—the knowledge that allows them to generate an infinite number of grammatical patterns with a mere handful of rules. Prerequisites: ENG 164 <ENGL 1301>, 165 <1302>, and either 265 <2331> or 266 <2342>. Credit 3.
    • ENG 375 <ENGL 3375> Teaching Composition in the Secondary School.
      Theory and practices of teaching writing and literature in the secondary school. The course will focus on classroom practices, definition of standards, invention, assignment design, evaluation of student writing, and approaches to young adult literature. Prerequisites: ENG 164 <ENGL 1301>, 165 <1302>, either 265 <2331> or 266 <2342>, and 3 hrs. of ENGL 3000-level. <3373> strongly recommended. Credit 3.
    • ENG 377 <ENGL 3377> Argument and Persuasion.
      [ENGL 3377] An advanced writing class that focuses on successful argumentative and persuasive writing. Study will include a survey of the history of argument, structuring of a sound argument, and stylistics. Prerequisites: ENG 164 <ENGL 1301>, 165 <1302>, and 265 <2331>. Credit 3.
    • ENG 378 Designing Written Documents.
      [ENGL 3378] In this course students will analyze and create written and electronic documents using major rhetorical and visual design theories. Students will craft professional texts that integrate effective visual and written strategies to create complete and compelling messages across a variety of workplace genres. Prerequisites: ENG 164 <ENGL 1301>, 165 <1302>, and 330 <3330>. Credit 3.
    • ENG 380 <ENGL 3380> Advanced Composition.
      [ENGL 3380] A study of rhetorical forms and approaches to problems of composition. Prerequisites: ENG 164 <ENGL 1301>, 165 <1302>, and either 265 <2331> or 266 <2342>. Credit 3.
    • ENG 381 <ENGL 3381> Introductory Creative Writing: Fiction.
      [ENGL 3381] Directed writing in fiction. Prerequisites: ENG 164 <ENGL 1301>, 165 <1302>, and either 265 <2331> or 266 <2342>. Credit 3.
    • ENG 382 <ENGL 3382> Introductory Creative Writing: Poetry.
      [ENGL 3382] Directed writing in poetry. Prerequisites: ENG 164 <ENGL 1301>, 165 <1302>, and either 265 <2331> or 266 <2342>. Credit 3.
    • ENG 383 <ENGL 3383> Practicum in Publishing.
       [ENGL 3383] The study of topics and issues related to editing and publishing. Students will be placed with internal or external organizations for semester-long internships. Prerequisites: ENG 164 <ENGL 1301>, 165 <1302>, either 265 <2331> or 266 <2342> , and either 381 <3381> or 382 <3382>. Credit 3.
    • ENG 384 <ENGL 3384> Early British Masterworks.
      [ENGL 3384] A study of the major figures in British literature from the beginning to 1798. Required for all English majors. Prerequisites: ENG 164 <ENGL 1301>, 165 <1302>, and either 265 <2331> or 266 <2342>. Credit 3.
    • ENG 385 <ENGL 3385> Later British Masterworks.
      [ENGL 3385] A study of the major figures in British literature from 1798 to the present. Required for all English majors. Prerequisites: ENG 164 <ENGL 1301>, 165 <1302>, and either 265 <2331> or 266 <2342>. Credit 3.
    • ENG 388 <ENGL 3388> Texas Crossroads.
       [ENGL 3388] An interdisciplinary study of intersections among literature, history, science, culture and politics of the “Crossroads” area of Texas. Prerequisites: ENG 164 <ENGL 1301>, 165 <1302>, either 265 <2331> or 266 <2342>, and 3 hrs. of ENG 300-level. Credit 3.
    • ENG 390 <ENGL 3390> The Bible as Literature.
      [ENGL 3390] Narrative, structural, and thematic study of selected books of the Old and New Testament. Course of study includes an examination of Hebrew and Christian scriptures in translation and an analysis of various genres. Consideration will also be given to the cultural and mythological context of selected portions and to some of the literary influences exerted by these passages. Prerequisites: ENG 164 <ENGL 1301>, 165 <1302>, and either 265 <2331> or 266 <2342>. Credit 3.
    • ENG 391 <ENGL 3391> Shakespeare: Tragedies & Histories.
      [ENGL 3391] A study of Shakespeare’s tragedies and histories, from the earliest experiments of his career to the great history plays of the 1590s through the major tragedies of the early 1600s. Prerequisites: ENG 164 <ENGL 1301>, 165 <1302>, and either 265 <2331> or 266 <2342>. Credit 3.
    • ENG 392 <ENGL 3392> Shakespeare: Comedies & Romance.
      [ENGL 3392] A study of Shakespeare’s comedies and romances from his early years through the great festive comedies of the late 1590s through the “Dark Comedies” of the 1600s to the romances of the last years of his career. Prerequisites: ENG 164 <ENGL 1301>, 165 <1302>, and either 265 <2331> or 266 <2342>.  Credit 3.
    • ENG 430 <ENGL 4330> Writing in the Professions.
      ENGL 4330] Additional training in technical writing, including instruction in the preparation and editing of specialized documents in various subject areas, such as Computer Science, Conservation, Marketing, etc. Prerequisites: ENG 164 <ENGL 1301>, 165 <1302>, either 265 <2331> or 266 <2342>, and 330 <3330>. Credit 3.
    • ENG 431 <ENGL 4331> Composition Theory and the Teaching of Writing.
      [ENGL 4331] An introduction to pedagogical technique for composition appropriate for elementary and secondary students. Major theories of composition will be studied. Prerequisites: ENG 164 <ENGL 1301>, 165 <1302>, either 265 <2331> or 266 <ENGL 2342>, and 3 hrs. of ENG 300-level. Credit 3.
    • ENG 435 <ENGL 4335> Studies in Rhetoric.
       [ENGL 4335] Selected topics may include rhetorical theory, style and stylistics, rhetorical criticism, ethical issues in rhetoric, and rhetoric literature. Prerequisites: ENG 164 <ENGL 1301>, 165 <1302>, either 265 <2331> or 266 2342>, and 3 hrs. of ENG 300-level. Credit 3.
    • ENG 439 <ENGL 4339> Literature of Diversity.
       [ENGL 4339] A study of literature by women and by persons of color appropriate for the secondary English classroom. Prerequisites: ENG 164 <ENGL 1301>, 165 <1302>, either 265 <2331> or 266 <2342>, and 3 hrs. of ENG 300-level. Credit 3.
    • ENG 460 <ENGL 4360> The British Romantic Movement.
      [ENGL 4360] A survey of the Romantic movement in England, with major emphasis upon the works of Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Keats, and Shelley. Prerequisites: ENG 164 <ENGL 1301>, 165 <1302>, either 265 <2331> or 266 <2342>, and 3 hrs. of ENG 300-level. Credit 3.
    • ENG 463 <ENGL 4363> Studies in the British Renaissance.
      [ENGL 4363] A study of non-dramatic literature of England written between 1500 and 1660. Prerequisites: ENG 164 <ENGL 1301>, 165 <1302>, either 265 <2331> or 266 <2342>, and 3 hrs. of ENG 300-level. Credit 3.
    • ENG 464 <ENGL 4364> Methods of Teaching English in Secondary Schools.
      [ENGL 4364] Directed studies and practice in the selection, organization, and presentation of English subject matter and skills to students. Required for English majors and minors who are working for a secondary teaching certificate. Prerequisites: ENG 164 <ENGL 1301>, 165 <1302>, either 265 <2331> or 266 <2342>, and 3 hrs. of ENG 300-level. Credit 3.
    • ENG 465 <ENGL 4365> Victorian Literature.
      [ENGL 4365] A survey of major writers of the Victorian period, supplemented by lectures on the political, social and economic background of the age. Prerequisites: ENG 164 <ENGL 1301>, 165< ENGL 1302>, either 265 <2331> or 266 <2342>, and ENG 375 <3375>. Credit 3.
    • ENG 467 <ENGL 4367> History of the English Language.
       [ENGL 4367] A survey of the English language, including its relationship to other Indo-European languages, followed by a study of the changes in English sounds, morphology, syntax, and lexicon from Anglo-Saxon times to the present. Prerequisites: ENG 164 <ENGL 1301>, 165 <1302>, either 265 <2331> or 266 <2342>, and 3 hrs. of ENG 300-level. Credit 3.
    • ENG 469 <ENGL 4369> Studies of Selected Genres in American Literature.
       [ENGL 4369] Readings in major writers, themes, and/or historical movements within a selected genre in American literature. The approach may vary from semester to semester, and will include such subjects as modern poetry, the short story, the Naturalists, folklore, regional literature, nonfiction prose, or others. Prerequisites: ENG 164 <ENGL 1301>, 165 <1302>, either 265 <2331> or 266 <2342>, and 3 hrs. of ENG 300-level.  Credit 3.
    • ENG 470 <ENGL 4370> American Regional Literature.
       [ENGL 4370] Selected representative Southern/Southwestern writers. Readings will emphasize works of artistic merit, but they may include ancillary material such as folklore, “local color,” and historical documents for background study. Prerequisites: ENG 164 <ENGL 1301>, 165 <1302>, either 265 <2331> or 266 <2342>, and 3 hrs. of ENG 300-level. Credit 3.
    • ENG 472 <ENGL 4372> American Literature: 1820s to 1860s.
       [ENGL 4372] A study of the emergence of a distinctive American literary art, including such writers as Poe, Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Melville, and Whitman. Prerequisites: ENG 164 <ENGL 1301>, 165 <1302>, either 265 <2331> or 266 <2342>, and 3 hrs. of ENG 300-level.  Credit 3.
    • ENG 474 <ENGL 4374> Studies in the British Novel.
       [ENGL 4374] The study of a variety of topics and figures in the British novel. Prerequisites: ENG 164 <ENGL 1301>, 165 <1302>, either 265 <2331> or 266 <2342>, and 3 hrs. of ENG 300-level. Credit 3.
    • ENG 475 <ENGL 4375> Special Problems in English.
       [ENGL 4375] Directed study on individual topics or problems for advanced students. Admission by permission of the Department Chair. This course may be taken for Academic Distinction credit. See Academic Distinction Program in this catalog. Prerequisites: ENG 164 <ENGL 1301>, 165 <1302>, either 265 <2331> or 266 <2342>, and 3 hrs. of ENG 300-level. Credit 1-4.
    • ENG 476 <ENGL 4376> Tudor and Stuart Drama.
       [ENGL 4376} The development of the drama in England, the predecessors and contemporaries of Shakespeare. Prerequisites: ENG 164 <ENGL 1301>, 165 <1302>, either 265 <2331> or 266 <2342>, and 3 hrs. of ENG 300-level. Credit 3.
    • ENG 477 <ENGL 4377> British Literature of the Restoration and Eighteenth Century: 1660-1800.
       [ENGL 4377] A study of the drama, poetry, and prose of the “long eighteenth century.” The course reads the works of such writers as Dryden, Swift, Pope, and Johnson within their cultural contexts. Prerequisites: ENG 164 <ENGL 1301>, 165 <1302>, either 265 <ENGL 2331> or 266 <2342>, and 3 hrs. of ENG 300-level. Credit 3.
    • ENG 478 <ENGL 4378> Studies in World Fiction.
       [ENGL 4378] The study of a variety of topics and figures in world fiction. Prerequisites: ENG 164 <ENGL 1301>, 165 <1302>, either 265 <2331> or 266 <2342>, and 3 hrs. of ENG 300-level. Credit 3.
    • ENG 480 <ENGL 4380> Advanced Creative Writing: Nonfiction.
      [ENGL 4380] An advanced undergraduate writing workshop that emphasizes the theory and craft of creative nonfiction, with special attention to peer review of student writing in the areas of the memoir, the personal essay, personal cultural criticism, and literary journalism. Prerequisites: ENG 164 <ENGL 1301>, 165 <1302>, either 265 <2331> or 266 <2342>, and 380. Credit 3.
    • ENG 481 <ENGL 4381> Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction.
      [ENGL 4381] An advanced undergraduate writing workshop that emphasizes the theory of modern and contemporary fiction, with special attention to peer review of student writing in the areas of the novel and short fiction. Prerequisites: ENG 164 <ENGL 1301>, 165 <1302>, either 265 <2331> or 266 <2342>, and 381.  Credit 3.
    • ENG 482 <ENGL 4382> Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry.
      [ENGL 4382] An advanced writing class that emphasizes the writing of poetry, with related outside readings in poetic theory and form. Prerequisites: ENG 164 <ENGL 1301>, 165 <1302>, either 265 <2331> or 266 < 2342>, and 382 <3382>. Credit 3.
    • ENG 483 <ENGL 4383> The Development of Drama in America.
       [ENGL 4383] A study of major movements and significant figures in American dramatic literature from Royall Tyler to the present. Prerequisites: ENG 164 <ENGL 1301>, 165 <1302>, either 265 <2331> or 266 <2342>, and  3 hrs. of ENG 300-level. Credit 3.
    • ENG 484 <ENGL 4384> Studies in the American Novel.
       [ENGL 4384]  The study of a variety of topics and figures in the American novel. Prerequisites: ENG 164 <ENGL 1301>, 165 <1302>, either 265 <2331> or 266 <2342>, and 3 hrs. of ENG 300-level. Credit 3.
    • ENG 485 <ENGL 4385> Studies in Chaucer.
       [ENGL 4385] A close study of the works of Chaucer, with primary emphasis on The Canterbury Tales as they reflect the man and his times. Prerequisites: ENG 164 <ENGL 1301>, 165 <1302>, either 265 <2331> or 266 <2342> , and 3 hrs. of ENG 300-level. Credit 3.
    • ENG 486 <ENGL 4386> Literature of the Middle Ages.
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      [ENGL 4386] A study of selected works of Old and Middle English literature with some continental works. The course will include, at various times, works as early as Beowulf (ca. 8th-9th c.) to ones as late as Malory’s Morte D’Arthur (late 15th c.). Prerequisites: ENG 164 <ENGL 1301>, 165 <1302>, either 265 <2331> or 266 < 2342>, and 3 hrs. of ENG 300-level.  Credit 3.
    • ENG 487 <ENGL 4387> Twentieth-Century Literature of England, Ireland, and the Commonwealth.
      [ENGL 4387] A study of a variety of 20th-century literature by writers associated with England, Ireland, or English-speaking groups (not American) formerly colonized by the British. Though the course varies from term to term, it generally aims to have students read literary works by major figures, learn of the cultural and historical forces influencing these works and writers, and develop an understanding of the main concepts and movements that distinguish this body of literature. Prerequisites: ENG 164 <1301>, 165 <1302>, either 265 < 2331> or 266 <2342>, and 3 hrs. of ENG 300-level. Credit 3.
    • ENG 490 <ENGL 4390> Literary Criticism and Theory.
       [ENGL 4390] A survey of the major modes of literary criticism. Study of the basic concepts underlying specific theories of literary criticism and their application and impact within a literary field selected by the instructor. Prerequisites: ENG 164 <ENGL 1301>, 165 <1302>, either 265 <2331> or 266 <2342>, and 3 hrs. of ENG 300-level. Credit 3.
    • *ENG 494 <ENGL 4394>Studies in Seventeenth-Century British Literature.
      This course is designed to offer students a survey of British literature in the seventeenth century. Major authors of the period will be given special attention. Prerequisites: ENG 164 <ENGL 1301>, 165 <1302>, either 265 <2331> 266 <2342>, and 384. Credit: 3.
    • ENG 499 <ENGL 4399> Modified Topics.
      The modified topics course is designed to vary from semester to semester. Topics may focus on a particular author, region, period, theme, genre, or critical approach. Prerequisites: English 164 <ENGL 1301>, 165 <1302>, either 265 < 2331> or 266 <2342>, and 6 hrs. of ENG 300- level.

    English as a Second Language

    • <TESL 3303> Literacy Strategies for English Language Learners.
      This course emphasizes linguistic and cultural principles, lesson planning, practical methods, curricula and materials for teaching English to speakers of other languages in pre-kindergarten to sixth grade classrooms. Students will gain first-hand experience working with linguistically and culturally diverse students in Texas schools. Prerequisire: BSL 333 <BESL 3301>. Credit 3.
    • ESL 478 <TESL 4303> Teaching English as a Second Language.
       The course identifies current instructional methods and approaches to teaching English as a second language to nonnative speakers of English beginning at the early childhood level through adult. Principles and concepts of second language learning, linguistic contrasts between English and other languages, and the instructional processes are emphasized. Field experience in PK-12 schools required. Concurrent enrollment in BSL 333 <BESL 3301> Prerequisite: Junior Standing and BSL 236. Credit 3.

    Environmental Science Course Descriptions

    • ESC 330 <ENVR 3305> Legal Aspects of Pollution Control.
       A study comparing various state and federal laws with particular emphasis on the State of Texas statutes will be conducted. Nature of evidence for prosecution under these laws will be considered. Fall. Prerequisite: BIO 137/117 <BIOL 1301/1101>, and CHM 241 <CHEM 2401>. Credit 3.
    • ESC 331 <ENVR 3310> Environmental Sanitation.
       A study of topics relating to public health and sanitation. The causative agents of human diseases of public health importance are characterized, and present knowledge of prevention and control of these diseases is reviewed. Two-hour laboratory. Odd year, Fall. Prerequisite: BIO 161/111 <BIOL 1311/1111>, 162/112 <1313/1113>, 247 <2420>, OR 347 <3470>, and 8 hrs. of chemistry. Credit 3.
    • ESC 332 <ENVR 3320> Solid Wastes and Recycling.
       A study of solid wastes and recycling pertaining to sources, storage, processing, economics, and legal issues involved. Physical and chemical components of wastes and waste processing and their environmental effects will be stressed. Odd year, Spring. Prerequisite: BIO 161/111 <BIOL 1311/1111>, 162/112 <1313/1113>, 247 <2420> or 347 <3470>, ESC 330 <ENVR 3305>, GEL 133/113 <GEOL 1303/1103>, and CHM 241 <CHEM 2401> and Junior standing.Credit 3.
    • ESC 333 <ENVR 3330> Industrial Hygiene.
       A study of industrial hygiene and occupational health and safety. This course will present the basics of industrial hygiene and work place monitoring. Emphasis will be on fundamentals of work place hazard recognition, techniques of evaluation, and methods of control. Even year, Spring. Prerequisite: BIO 161/111 <BIOL 1311/1111>, 162/112 <1313/1113>, CHM 241 <CHEM 2401>, and PHY 138/118 <PHYS 1301/1101>, 139/119 <1302/1102>. Credit 3.
    • ESC 343 <ENVR 3430> Water Supply and Waste Water Disposal.
       Water supply, development, treatment and distribution; waste water collection and treatment; water purification and reuse; and the chemistry and ecology of aquatic systems are studied. Two-hour laboratory. Fall. Prerequisite: BIO 137/117 <BIOL 1301/1101>, CHM 241 <CHEM 2401>, and MTH 142 <MATH 1420>. Credit 4.
    • ESC 410 <ENVR 4110> Undergraduate Seminar.
       Student discussions of current scientific literature in environmental science. Required of environmental science majors. Fall, Spring. Prerequisite: Senior standing. Credit 1 each.
    • ESC 411 <ENVR 4111> Undergraduate Seminar.
       Student discussions of current scientific literature in environmental science. Required of environmental science majors. Fall, Spring. Prerequisite: Senior standing. Credit 1 each.
    • ESC 430 <ENVR 4305> Hazardous Waste Management.
       This course deals with the technical and regulatory aspects of handling and disposing of toxic and hazardous wastes based on recently mandated legislation procedures. This course will educate current students in an area that is of major national concern and will update persons already working in the field of environmental science. Spring. Prerequisite: Prerequisites: CHM 241 <CHEM 2401>, BIO 137/117 <BIOL 1301/1101>, GEL 133/113 <GEOL 1303/1103>, and Junior standing. Credit 3.
    • ESC 432 <ENVR 4320> Environmental Toxicology.
       (Also listed as BIO 432). This course presents basic toxicology as a qualitative and quantitative science of the effects of poisons (toxins) upon the environment, individuals, and populations. The course will also provide a comparison of the toxicology of human and other species’ exposure to common environmental contaminants. Two one-hour lectures and one two-hour laboratory. Even year, Fall. Prerequisite: BIO 161/111 <BIOL 1311/1111>, 162/112 <1313/1113>, and 247 <2420> or 347 <3470>; MTH 379 <MATH 3379> or BIO 474 <BIOL 4374>; 8 hrs. CHM <CHEM>, and Junior standing. Credit 3.
    • ESC 461 <ENVR 4361> Environmental Science Field Experience.
       A supervised off-campus intern work experience in an approved area of Environmental Science with industry, business, or government. This course provides the student with direct professional work experience with industry or governmental entity. Academic credit is based on a written technical report and an oral presentation. Summer. Prerequisite: 6 hrs. of advanced Environmental Science and approval of instructor. Credit 3.
    • ESC 495 <ENVR 4095> Special Topics in Environmental Science.
       Individual study in specialized areas of Environment Science. To be directed and approved by the Environmental Science advisor. Credit 1, 2, or 3.

    Family and Consumer Sciences

    • FCS 130 <FACS 1330> Introductory Soft Textiles Construction.
      Fundamental principles and techniques of clothing and textiles-based interior elements construction are studied. Pattern alteration and fitting techniques are included. Practical applications are provided through laboratory experiences. (2-2). Usually offered alternate semesters. Credit 3.
    • FCS 131 <FACS 1331> Introduction to Hospitality Industry.
      An overview of the hospitality industry, this course includes restaurants, hotels and resorts. Includes historical perspective, analysis of the industry in terms of professional opportunities and the future outlook for the industry. (3-0). Credit 3.
    • FCS 141 <FACS 1441> Food Preparation and Selection.
      Scientific principles in the preparation of selected basic food products are applied. Consideration is given to the composition and properties of food, methods of preparation and processing to retain nutrients, standards for desirable products, simple meal service, and food economics. Practical application is made through laboratory experiences. (3-2). Credit 4.
    • FCS 160 <FACS 1360> Basic Principles of Design.
      Specific attention is given to fundamental art elements and principles of design as they function in the lives of individuals and their environments. Opportunities are provided for a variety of experiences with art media through lecture-demonstrations. Practical application in two-dimensional and three-dimensional projects is made through laboratory experiences. (2-2). Credit 3.
    • FCS 167 <FACS 1367> Basic Nutrition.
      Basic principles of nutrition in health and disease. The modern concept of an adequate diet based upon the nutritional needs of the individual is stressed. Two interrelating factors, the influence of nutrition on disease and the influence of disease on nutrition, are stressed. Emphasis is placed on food selection and quality of nutrients in normal diets. (3-0). Credit 3.
    • FCS 241 <FACS 2441> Meal Management in Hospitality.
      This course includes choice, purchase, preparation and service of meals in hospitality settings. Through laboratory experiences emphasis is given to table settings and appointments, various forms of meal service and special occasion functions. The importance of acceptable social procedures and aesthetic values related to the above activities are stressed. (3-2). Offered alternate semesters. Credit 4.
    • FCS 261 <FACS 2361> Development and History of Furniture.
      A study of history of interior furniture and furnishings from the Egyptian period to the present. Emphasis is given to the social, economic, and political conditions that influenced furniture design and use. (3-0). Credit 3.
    • FCS 262 <FACS 2362> Nutrition.
      Study is made of the fundamental concepts of nutrition. The various nutrients, their sources, metabolism, physiology and interrelationships are emphasized. Requirements at different stages of growth and development are studied. Experience is provided in making dietary studies and in adjusting meals for individuals and population groups. (3-0). Meets requirement for pre-nursing curriculum. Prerequisite: BIO 245 <BIOL 2401>. Credit 3.
    • FCS 264 <FACS 2364> Design Theory and Materials.
      A theoretical analysis of design is merged with understanding of interior materials and products which meet human needs. Assessment of quality and performance criteria is emphasized, along with the design process. Prerequisite: FCS 160 <FACS 1360>]. (3-0). Credit 3.
    • FCS 266 <FACS 2366> Fashion in Society.
      Basic fashion theory is studied along with theories of dress and adornment from both psychological and sociological perspectives. The course also examines the individual’s attitudes toward and perceptions of personal dress and the appearance of others. Usually offered alternate semesters. (3-0). Credit 3.
    • FCS 268 <FACS 2368> Consumer Education.
      This study of consumer goods and services includes the study of rational consumer decisions in an electronic economy, major consumption expenditures, budget management, risk management, financial management, quality assessment, marketing, and consumer legislation. (3-0). Credit 3.
    • FCS 269 <FACS 2369> Introduction to Textiles.
      This course provides an introduction to fiber science and technological advances in the manufacture of textile products. It focuses on the complex interrelationships of fibers, yarns, fabrics, finishes, and coloring processes. Usually offered alternate semesters and summer. (3-0). Credit 3.
    • FCS 278 <FACS 2378> Special Topics in Family and Consumer Sciences.
      On-line instruction provides opportunities for students to take lower-level courses through the Family and Consumer Sciences Distance Education Alliance (open to FCS teacher certification majors only). Registration is permitted only with departmental approval. Course may be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. Credit 3-4.
    • FCS 287 <FACS 2387> Architectural Graphics for Interiors.
      The course focuses on the development of two-dimensional graphic representations of architectural design. Practical application is achieved through development of drafting skills and representational sketching. (2-2). Prerequisite: MTH 164 <MATH 1332> or 170 <MATH 1314> Credit 3.
    • FCS 288 <FACS 2388> Building Systems for Interiors.
      This course focuses on helping students to develop an understanding of building systems as they apply to interior design. Student understanding of systems is communicated in drawing of construction, electrical, mechanical, ceiling and floor systems as part of design solutions. (2-2). Prerequisite: FCS 287 <FACS 2387>. Credit 3.
    • FCS 330 <FACS 3330> Pattern Making and Apparel Production.
      Industry techniques in the construction and fit of garments from original designs. Construction using superior quality techniques is emphasized. Students develop skills in use of apparel production equipment. (2-2). Usually offered alternate semesters. Prerequisites: FCS 130 <FACS 1330>, FCS 160 <FACS 1360>, and FCS 269 <FACS 2369>. Credit 3.
    • FCS 332 <FACS 3332> Lighting Applications for Interiors.
      This course provides basic principles of light and color, measurement and control of light as applied to human needs in both residential and commercial interiors. Environmental systems for day lighting and solar design are studied. (3-0). Usually offered alternate semesters. Prerequisites: FCS 264 <FACS 2364> and 288 <FACS 2388>. Credit 3.
    • FCS 337 <FACS 3337> Design Process.
      This course will focus on the implementation of the design process through drawings and model construction techniques. Students will explore various rendering media and develop three-dimensional drawings along with volumetric study of spaces. (1-4). Prerequisites: ART 163 <ARTS 1316>, IT 263 <ITEC 2363>, FCS 264 <FACS 2364>, FCS 288 <FACS 2388>. Credit 3.
    • FCS 338 <FACS 3338> Residential Design.
      This course will focus on applying the design process to residential spaces. It will include development of schematic and technical drawings, material selection, perspective representations of space, and specifications. (1-4). Prerequisite: FCS 337 <FACS 3337>. Credit 3.
    • FCS 339 <FACS 3339> Community and Life Cycle Nutrition.
      This course explores communities and their composition and influences on nutrition habits and nutrition status. Community, state, and national food and nutrition programs and services will be discussed with emphasis on program goals, target audiences and policy formulation. The course also explores program development via assessing needs, developing objectives, implementing interventions and evaluating programs. (3-0). Prerequisite: FCS 167 <FACS 1367> or 262 <FACS 2362>. Credit 3.
    • FCS 345 <FACS 3445> Quantity Food Purchasing, Preparation and Service.
      Course provides experience in menu planning, food preparation service, and use of institutional equipment in quantity food service. Principles and methods of buying, preparing, and serving food for various types of quantity food facilities are considered. Factors affecting food quality, food costs, and quantity food production as related to the time factor are emphasized. Planned to meet the needs of dietitians, food service administrators, lunchroom supervisors, family and consumer sciences teachers and others in related areas. Field and practical application is provided. Laboratory experiences arranged. (2-4). Usually offered alternate semesters. Prerequisite: FCS 141 <FACS 1441> or 241 <FACS 1441>. Credit 4.
    • FCS 360 <FACS 3360> Interior Design Professional Practices and Procedures.
      This course includes fundamentals of business procedures used in interior design residential and commercial establishments. Practical application is implemented through design project management. (3-0). Usually offered alternate semesters. Prerequisite: FCS 264 <FACS 2364>, FCS 288 <FACS 2388>. Credit 3.
    • FCS 367 <FACS 3367> Food Science.
      This course provides fundamentals of physical and chemical structures and properties of food materials and foods during harvesting, preparation, processing, preservation and storage. (1-4). Usually offered alternate semesters. Prerequisites: BIOL 4 hrs. CHEM 4 hrs., FCS 141 <FACS 1441>, FCS 167 <FACS 1367> or 262 <236>. Credit 3.
    • FCS 369 <FACS 3369> Family Relationships.
      This course focuses on analysis of the changing and supportive role of the members in the contemporary stages of the family life cycle. Study is made of family heritage and family interaction patterns with an emphasis on individual development. (3-0). Prerequisite: Junior standing. Credit 3.
    • FCS 370 <FACS 3370> Nutritional Pathways.
      This advanced course establishes knowledge and understanding of nutritional concepts in the biochemical context. Biochemical, physical and metabolic functions of the nutrients; pathways of each nutrient in the diet from ingestion through digestion, assimilation and metabolism; digestive and metabolic interactions between drugs and nutrients are discussed. This course cannot be used for credit toward biology or chemistry majors. (3-0). Prerequisites: CHM 139/119 <CHEM 1312/1112>, FCS 262 <FACS 2362>, Jr. standing. Credit 3.
    • FCS 371 <FACS 3371> Fashion Merchandising.
      This course addresses fundamental principles for successful merchandising of fashion goods, including sales, buying, and marketing procedures. Analysis of consumer and customer demands also are explored. Taken prior to FCS 469 <FACS 4369> Internship. (3-0). Prerequisite: Junior standing. Usually offered alternate semesters years. Credit 3.
    • FCS 376 <FACS 3376> Textile Science.
      This course involves exploration of textiles from a scientific perspective is emphasized, explaining the interactions among textile fibers, finishes, dyes and laundry products that impact maintenance of textile products and performance criteria. Students are exposed to hands-on experiences with various fibers, finishes, and dyeing processes. (3-0). Usually offered alternate semesters. Prerequisites: FCS 269 <FACS 2369>, Sophomore standing. Credit 3.
    • FCS 377 <FACS 3377> Codes, Standards, and Facility Maintenance.
      A study of laws, codes, standards and regulations that are in effect to protect human health and safety is the focus of this course. Included are the fire and life safety codes, barrier-free design, and ergonomics. (3-0). Usually offered alternate semesters. Credit 3.
    • FCS 378 <FACS 3378> Fashion Promotion.
      Promotion principles are applied to the merchandising of fashion goods through special events, displays of merchandise, and advertising and personal selling. (3-0). Usually offered alternate years. Prerequisite: FCS 160 <FACS 1360>. Credit 3.
    • FCS 430 <FACS 4330> Commercial Design I.
      A study is made of design development of interiors through analysis of space and structure. Focus is on comprehensive design solutions implemented through multiphase projects including space planning, contract documents, specifications, finish selections, sustainability, and various presentation techniques. (1-4). Usually offered fall semesters. Prerequisites: FCS 338 <FACS 3338>, FCS 360 <FACS 3360>, FCS 377 <FACS 3377>, IT 263 <2363>. Credit 3.
    • FCS 431 <FACS 4331> Commercial Design II.
      The capstone course for Interior design majors, this course includes a semester-long project or a series of comprehensive projects preparing students for internship and professional office settings. Students are encouraged to demonstrate knowledge gained to-date to solve various design situations. Graphics presentations include hand and digital drawings and media. (1-4). Usually offered spring semesters. Prerequisite: FCS 430 <FACS 4330>. Credit 3.
    • FCS 433 <FACS 4333> Child Development and Guidance.
      This course includes directed observation and participation in a child development center or public school setting to provide students with experience in the practical aspects of child development. Emphasis is placed upon helping children build feelings of security and adequacy and maintaining limits of behavior. Lectures are concerned with types of child-based care, rearing and guidance; growth and development; clothing; and nutrition for prenatal through adolescent years. (3-0). Offered alternate years. Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor. Credit 3.
    • FCS 445 <FACS 4445> Social and Cultural Aspects of Middle and Far Eastern Foods.
      Course is designed to study the interwoven nature of foods patterns, religion, and culture. Ways in which ethnicity and religion may affect health and nutritional status, and the methods for understanding food and food habits within the context of culture will be discussed. Prerequisite: 45 hrs. (3-2). Credit 4.
    • FCS 460 <FACS 4360> Clinical Dietetics I.
      Study is made of diet therapy as it is concerned with its use as an agent in affecting recovery from illness. Course includes the latest developments in dietary manipulations during disease states including enteral and parenteral nutrition. Nutritional adequacy of therapeutic diets is stressed, with emphasis placed on sociological, economic, emotional and psychological factors in feeding the sick. Students enrolled are required to spend 4-5 hours per week in the dietary department of a local hospital to gain hands-on knowledge of clinical dietetics. (3-0). Usually offered alternate semesters . Prerequisites: FCS 370 <FACS 3370>, 478 <4378>, Senior standing. Credit 3.
    • FCS 461 Clinical Dietetics II.
      This course is a continuation of the prerequisite course, FCS 460 <FACS 4360> (Clinical Dietetics I). In this course the student will examine the applications of medical nutrition therapy in the prevention and management of various medical conditions and chronic and acute disease states through lecture, discussion and clinical case studies. Students may be required to spend additional time (4-5hrs/wk) observing dietitians at a local hospital in order to enhance learning and refine clinical practice skills. (3-0). Usually offered alternate semesters. Prerequisite: FCS 460 <FACS 4360>. Credit 3.
    • FCS 462 <FACS 4362> Presentation Techniques.
      A study is made of different types of presentations used to communicate a technique, an idea, or a product. Principles and techniques of communication and media with emphasis on classroom, extension and commercial presentation are covered. Classroom experience includes actual preparation and presentation of lecture materials for direct and video audiences. Also included is development is resumes and portfolios. (3-0). Prerequisite: Junior standing. Credit 3.
    • FCS 463 <FACS 4363> Merchandising Control.
      Techniques of merchandise control including retail mathematics involved in markup, markdown, stock control, open-to-buy, inventory control, pricing and financial statements are studied. Consideration is given to managerial decisions based on the mathematical information encountered in retailing. Recommended prior to FCS 469 <FACS 4369> Internship. (3-0). Usually offered alternate semesters. Prerequisites: FCS 371 , ACC 231 <ACCT 2301>, or consent of instructor, Junior standing. Credit 3.
    • FCS 464 <FACS 4364> Methods in Teaching Family and Consumer Sciences.
      A study of professional competencies required to teach family and consumer sciences including development of curriculum. Analysis and evaluation of teaching methods, procedures, strategies, and resource materials used in Family and Consumer Sciences. Laboratory situation includes preparing, presenting and video taping micro teaching experiences. (3-0). Also offered through the FCS Alliance. Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education program, FCS 433 <FACS 4333>, SED 383 <CISE 3384>, and forty hours family and consumer sciences. Credit 3.
    • FCS 465 <FACS 4465>, FCS 466 <FACS 4366> Student Teaching in Family and Consumer Sciences.
      Supervised observation and teaching in Family and Consumer Sciences. Off-campus teaching centers furnish laboratory experiences for the courses. Activities include work with the total school program, supervising and working with occupational activity program, parental contacts, advisory council, and FCCLA. Advance registration required. (6-0). Prerequisites: Twelve hours secondary education, forty hours family and consumer sciences, FCS 464 <FACS 4364> or SED 464 <CISE 4364>, and forty-five clock hours of observation in secondary family and consumer sciences which must be documented and completed prior to enrolling. Credit 6.
    • FCS 467 <FACS 4367> Seminar in Clothing, Textiles, and Merchandising.
      This course consists of inquiry in special areas of clothing: marketing, production, consumption and socioeconomic behavioral aspects of consumers of textiles and clothing. (3-0). Usually offered alternate semesters. Prerequisites: FCS 371 <FACS 3371>], Junior standing in fashion merchandising or family and consumer sciences. Credit 3.
    • FCS 468X <FACS 4368> Research Problems.
      Seminars provide adequate research experiences for students having special needs and requirements for the completion of work for a degree. Registration is permitted only by approval of the department chair. Course may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Junior standing. Credit 1-4.
    • FCS 469 <FACS 4369> Internship.
      Course consists of a supervised off-campus work experience in an approved cooperative business or agency to better understand the challenges and potential of various careers in family and consumer sciences professions and services. Student obtains own position in keeping with the major program area. A minimum of three hundred (300) supervised clock hours is required for appropriate credit, and student must be enrolled in FCS 469 <FACS 4369> at the time the work is being completed. Taken on acceptance of the application. Prerequisites: Senior standing (100 hours) in program major, 2.0 GPA. Credit 3.
    • FCS 470 <FACS 4370> Advanced Food Systems, Organization and Management.
      Course is focused on principles of organization and management as they relate to food service systems; development of managerial and motivational skills; communications; decision making; management by objectives. (3-0). Usually offered alternate semesters. Prerequisite: FCS 345 <FACS 3445>. Credit 3.
    • FCS 472 <FACS 4372> Resource Management.
      Managerial and social problems pertaining to individuals and families are examined. Emphasis is placed on decision-making of time, energy, and financial management as well as efficient use of resources. (3-0). Offered alternate semesters or through the FCS Alliance. Prerequisite: Junior standing. Credit 3.
    • FCS 478 <FACS 4378> Advanced Nutrition.
      Course focus is on concepts of normal nutrition in relation to the chemistry and physiology of the human body; analysis of methods used in assessing human nutrition status; evaluation of current nutritional problems. (3-0). Usually offered alternate semesters. Prerequisite: FCS 370 <FACS 3370>. Credit 3.

    Finance

    • FIN 171 <FINC 1307> Personal Finance.
      [BUSI 1307]
      A study of the problems of personal financial management. Topics include savings, risks, investment considerations, insurance, taxation, governmental programs in financial planning, etc. Also recommended for non-business majors. Credit 3.
    • FIN 334 <FINC 3310> Financial Institutions and Markets.
      This course explores the process of providing external funds and finance with emphasis on the role of financial institutions and markets. The nature, participants, instruments, and relationships of the money and capital markets are examined. Credit 3.
    • FIN 367 <FINC 3320> Business Finance.
      This course is a study of financial principles as applied to corporate investment and financing decisions. The ethical role of the financial manager is examined as it relates to value creation. International finance is also introduced. Prerequisites: ACC 232 <ACCT 2302> and MTH 199 <MATH 1324> or equivalent. Credit 3.
    • FIN 430 <FINC 4380> Problems in Finance.
      The student may pursue special studies for which a special course is not organized. Prerequisites: 30 hours of Business Administration and consent of department chair. Credit 1, 2, or 3.
    • FIN 432 <FINC 4335> Financial Statement and Credit Analysis.
      A study of theoretical issues and various applications relevant to the analysis of financial statements using finance and accounting principles Readings and case studies are utilized to provide a contemporary perspective. Prerequisite: FIN 367<FINC 3320>. Credit 3.
    • FIN 439 <FINC 4365> Seminar in Financial Derivatives.
      A study of options, futures, and other financial derivative contracts. The course includes the markets, valuation, and specification of these derivative contracts, and their use in corporate financial risk management. Prerequisite: FIN 367<FINC 3320>. Credit 3. Typically offered only during the fall semester.
    • FIN 460 <FINC 4325> Selling Financial Services.
      This course offers a study of the process and principles involved in selling financial instruments and services. It emphasizes the special aspects related to selling/marketing in the banking industry. Both financial products and services will be addressed. Prerequisite: Junior Standing. Credit 3. The course is typically offered only during the fall semester.
    • FIN 465 <FINC 4315> Entrepreneurial and Small Firm Finance.
      A study of the development, implementation, and control of financial plans, strategies, and policies by owner-managers of small firms. Financing alternatives for small firms are explored. Prerequisite: FIN 367 <FINC 3320>. Credit 3. Typically offered only during the spring semester.
    • FIN 468 <FINC 4320> Commercial Banking.
      This course incorporates the roles of banks in the financial services industry and the specific functions in a bank. Case studies are utilized to reinforce the materials and provide first-hand experience about bank operations. The course also presents the roles of the regulatory authorities and their interaction with banks. Special attention is given to recent changes in bank regulation. Prerequisites: FIN 334 <FINC 3310> and FIN 367<FINC 3320> . Credit 3.
    • FIN 469 <FINC 4390> Managerial Finance.
      This course includes an in depth study of some of the tools used in financial management. Problems in the valuation of securities, capital costs, capital budgeting, risk analysis, capital structure, financial statement analysis, and dividend policy are stressed. Prerequisite: FIN 367 <FINC 3320> with a minimum grade of C. Credit 3.
    • FIN 471 <FINC 4340> International Finance.
      This course provides the student with a background in international finance by examining financial circumstances/problems unique to business entities engaged in international business. Topics include the structure and functioning of the foreign exchange market, the identification, measurement and management of foreign exchange risks, trade financing, investment analysis, financing choices, and financial control of international operations. Prerequisite: FINC 367 <FINC 3320>. Credit 3. Typically offered only during the fall semester. 
    • FIN 472 <FINC 4330> Commercial Bank Lending.
      A study of theoretical issues and various applications relevant to the commercial lending activities of a bank using finance principles. Readings and case studies are utilized to provide a contemporary perspective. Prerequisite: Junior standing. Credit 3.
    • FIN 486 <FINC 4345> Investments.
      • This course is an introduction to securities markets: analysis of money market instruments, mutual funds, stocks, bonds, options, futures and other securities. Theoretical concepts in investment analysis and trading applications are developed. Analysis of derivative securities and their use in the context of hedging are introduced. Prerequisite: FIN 367 <FINC 3320>. Credit 3.
    • FIN 487 <FINC 4355> Security Analysis and Portfolio Management.
      This course is an advanced analysis and study of the techniques for selecting and combining securities into a portfolio. Content includes identifying appropriate investment objectives, structuring an appropriate statement of investment policy, and techniques for investment management. Emphasis is placed on diversification and risk management.
    • FIN 499 <FINC 4389> Undergraduate Internship in Finance.
       A course designed to provide the student with an opportunity to apply academic skills in a practical work environment. (See Finance Internship Coordinator prior to enrolling. A minimum of 150 work hours in a pre approved finance organization. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit granted for internship.)

    First-Year Experience Course Description

    • SAM 136 <UNIV 1301> Introduction to Collegiate Studies.
       SAM 136 <UNIV 1301> is a seminar designed to enhance the first-year experience for beginning college students and to increase student success in college. The varied content of the course will facilitate a smoother transition into the college culture. Content areas include: goal setting and time management skills, writing skills, test preparation and taking skills, critical thinking skills, major and career exploration, locating and utilizing campus resources, diversity awareness, wellness strategies, money management, and leadership/civic service awareness. Writing Enhanced. Credit 3.

      Foreign Languages

    • FL 141* <FOLG 1401> Elementary Language I.
       First semester  language  is the first half of an elementary course on spoken and written language designed for beginning students. Credit 4.
    • FL 142* <FOLG 1402> Elementary Language II.
       Second semester language is an elementary course on spoken and written language designed for students that have some basic  language knowledge, but want to improve their  level in speaking, listening, writing and reading. This course can also expand on cultural knowledge. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in FL 141<FOLG 1401> or the equivalent. Credit 4.
    • FL 263* <FOLG 2303> Intermediate Language I.
       Third semester language emphasizes oral, listening, writing and reading skills. The class will include oral drills on pronunciation, as well as listening comprehension exercises. Additional activities will consist of reading exercises to improve intonation, pronunciation with the objective of making students comfortable and confident in speaking and writing correctly. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in FL 142 <FOLG 1402> or the equivalent. Credit 3.
    • FL 264* <FOLG 2304> Intermediate Language II.
      Fourth semester language is a middle course on spoken and written language designed for students that have some basic language knowledge, but want to improve their level in speaking, listening, writing and reading. This course can also expand on cultural knowledge. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in FL 263 <FOLG 2303> or the equivalent. Credit 3.
    • FL 261 <FOLG 2361> Individual Readings.
       This course is designed for the individual intermediate-level student who may need study of a particular era, genre, or author. Enrollment in this course is restricted and approval of such must be obtained from the department chair. The course may be repeated for credit as content varies. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in FL 264 <FOLG 2304> or the equivalent. Credit 3.
    • FL 361 <FOLG 3361> Individual Readings.
       This course is designed for the individual advanced-level student who may need study of a particular era, genre, or author. Enrollment in this course is restricted and approval of such must be obtained from the department chair. The course may be repeated for credit as content varies. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in FL 264 <FOLG 2304> or the equivalent. Credit 3.
    • FL 463 <FOLG 4363> Methods of Teaching Secondary Foreign Languages Methods of Teaching Secondary Foreign Languages is designed as a methods course in second language acquisition. This course will present information and materials for Second Language teachers that will enhance their teaching. Currently, SHSU does not offer this course, either in the Department of Foreign Languages or in the College of Education.

    French

    • FRN 141 <FREN 1411> Elementary French.
      For students who have had no previous instruction in French. The work includes vocabulary acquisition, international cultural components, pronunciation, drills, sentence formation, and everyday conversation leading to proficiency. Two one-hour language laboratory periods weekly are required, one of which is a concurrent lab class enrollment. Credit 4.
    • FRN 142 <FREN 1412> Elementary French.
      A continuation of FRN 141 <FREN 1411> with more speaking and writing toward advancing proficiency. Two one-hour language laboratory periods weekly are required, one of which is a concurrent lab class enrollment required. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in FRN 141 <FREN 1411> or equivalent. Credit 4.
    • FRN 263 <FREN 2311> French Reading and Composition.
      A continuation of FRN 142 <FREN 1412> with emphasis on written and oral skills. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in FRN 142 <FREN 1412> or equivalent. Credit 3.
    • FRN 264 <FREN 2312> Comprehension and Communication.
      A continuing emphasis on fluent usage of oral and written French. Intensive study of selected written work with the purpose of mastering mid-level proficiency skills. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in FRN 263 <FREN 2311> or equivalent. Credit 3.
    • FRN 364 <FREN 3364> Survey of French Literature.
      A detailed study of the various schools and periods of literature from the 19th century to modern times. Conducted in French. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in FRN 264 <FREN 2312> or equivalent. Credit 3.
    • FRN 365 <FREN 3365> French Grammar And Stylistics.
      A review of the structure of the French language combined with detailed study of the various tenses and moods. Emphasis is placed on writing and composition. The objective is to acquire facility in writing about everyday topics. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in FRN 264 <FREN 2312> or consent of Chair. Credit 3.
    • FRN 367 <FREN 3367> French Phonetics and Conversation.
      Basic theory of French pronunciation and intonation. With ample opportunity for drill, students achieve an intermediate level of oral proficiency. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in FRN 264 <FREN 2312> or consent of Chair. Credit 3.
    • FRN 380 <FREN 3380> French Culture and Civilization.
      A course to portray the overall picture of the role played by French culture and civilization throughout the world. This course will provide cultural background for French majors or minors. Conducted in French. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in FRN 264 <FREN 2312> or consent of Chair. Credit 3.
    • FRN 464 <FREN 4364> Modern French Usage and Conversation.
      A useful course for all levels, including those seeking oral proficiency. Emphasis is placed on extemporaneous speech and conversation dealing with modern topics. Conducted in French. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in FRN 264 <FREN 2312> or consent of Chair. Credit 3.
    • FRN 470 <FREN 4370> Seminar In Selected Topics in Literature, Language, or Civilization.
      This course will be an in-depth study of a selected topic by which French majors and minors, lacking specific skills, may acquire the necessary knowledge of francophone culture and/or the ability to speak, read, and write the French language at an advanced level. The topic to be explored will change from semester to semester. The course may be repeated for credit as the content varies. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in FRN 264 <FREN 2312> or consent of Chair. Credit 3.
    • FRN 475 <FREN 4375> Individual French Readings.
      This course is designed for the individual student who may need study of a particular era or genre or author. Enrollment in this course is restricted and approval for such must be obtained from the Program Coordinator. The course may be repeated for credit as content varies. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in FRN 264 <FREN 2312> or consent of Chair. Credit 3.

    General Business Administration

    • GBA 111 <BUAD 1111> PGA/PGM Professional Development Lab.
       This course is designed to guide students through the completion of the Level 1 materials of the PGA of America’s Professional Golf Management Program. Only available to students enrolled in the PGA/PGM program. May be repeated for a maximum of 4 academic credit hours. The course is only available to PGA/PGM students. Credit 1.
    • GBA 180 <BUAD 1305> Electronic Communications Techniques.
      This course is designed to develop student proficiency with business software. These skills include producing properly formatted business documents and reports, creating computerized spreadsheets for problem-solving and decision-making, and as a tool for preparing effective presentations. Credit 3.
    • GBA 181 <BUAD 1301> Business Principles in an International Environment.
      A survey course of all the major business disciplines with an emphasis on helping define career objectives and supporting academic interest areas. An overview of what is involved in accounting, marketing, management, legal aspects of business, economics and finance. An ideal choice for non-business majors wanting to learn of opportunities in business and how to pursue them. Not open to business majors with junior or senior standing. Credit 3.
    • GBA 219 <BUAD 2189> PGA/PGM Internship.
      A course designed to provide the student with an initial opportunity to apply academic skills in a practical work environment as required to complete the PGA/PGM Program. (See Internship Coordinator prior to enrolling.) All internships must be approved in advance in order to receive credit. The course may be repeated for a maximum of 2 hours of academic credit and is only available to PGA/PGM students. Credit 1.
    • GBA 261 <BUAD 2321> Design and Presentation of Business Projects.
      The focus of this course is on designing and delivering effective business presentations. Topics include planning, developing, organizing, and delivering business presentations. Students will design/develop effective visual aids which will be used in their business presentations using computer-assisted programs. Credit 3.
    • GBA 281 <BUAD 2301> Business Legal Environment.
      This course covers legal environment from a “preventive law”, practical perspective. Specific subjects include: Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Torts, Business Organizations, Real and Personal Property Law including Asset Protection-Estate Planning, and Administrative Law. The course provides an introduction to Environmental Law, Consumer Law, Securities Law, Human Resources Management Law (Labor Law), and Marketing Law (Anti-Trust). Credit 3.
    • GBA 311 <BUAD 3169> Advanced PGA/PGM Professional Development Lab.
      This course is designed to guide students through the completion of Levels 2 and 3 materials of the PGA of America’s Professional Golf Management Program. Only available to students enrolled in the PGA/PGM program. May be repeated for a maximum of 4 academic credit hours. Credit 1.
    • GBA 319 <BUAD 3189> PGA/PGM Internship III.
      A course designed to provide the student with additional opportunity to apply academic skills in a practical work environment as required to complete the PGA/PGM Program. (See Internship Coordinator prior to enrolling.) All internships must be approved in advance in order to receive credit. The course is only available to PGA/PGM students. Credit 1.
    • GBA 361 <BUAD 3330> Office Application System.
      A study of the design and implementation of desktop publishing as a part of the management information system, with an emphasis on hands-on applications at the computer to develop proficiency level skills. Credit 3.
    • GBA 362 <BUAD 3355> Business Law.
      The focus of this course is on areas of modern commercial law as needed by business professionals in conducting business transactions in buying and selling goods and services. Common Law Contracts and negotiation strategies are presented. An examination of the Uniform Commercial Code includes Sales Law, Leasing, Commercial Paper - Negotiable Instruments, Commercial Storage and Distribution of Goods, and Transfer of Securities. Creditor’s rights and U.S. Federal Bankruptcy Code are also covered. Credit 3.
    • GBA 363 <BUAD 3360> Human Resources Management Law.
      Designed for those seeking management positions and human resource management specialists, this course covers employment law with particular emphasis on Federal Laws on discrimination, compensation and promotion issues, worker safety, and employment benefits. Taught from a “preventive law” perspective, students acquire skills needed to keep abreast of the changing legal environment for employers and employees. Sexual harassment, affirmative action, workers compensation, worker safety and practical overview of employment manuals and procedures provide valuable information for future employees, managers or business owners. Credit 3. Typically offered only during fall semesters.
    • GBA 365<BAUD 3336> Successful Workplace Relationships.
       This course is designed to provide the foundation for the development of successful workplace relationships. The course includes an overview of social and emotional intelligence skills that are most commonly used by successful business professionals. Skills are introduced for managing personal ethics, conflict, and trust, which are essential for managing and leading in the business environment. Credit: 3
    • GBA 366 <BUAD 3345> Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
      Provides an overview of theories of entrepreneurship, the process of creating wealth an public policies that encourage new venture formation and economic growth. Credit 3.
    • GBA 385 <BUAD 3365> Real Estate Law.
      This course covers the legal aspects of real estate including the legal principles and legal instruments used in real estate transactions. Credit 3.
    • GBA 389 <BUAD 3335> Business Communications.
      Communication as a management tool in business and a personal skill with emphasis on the logical and psychological development of routine messages and reports. Prerequisite: Ability to use a word processing package. Credit 3.
    • GBA 411 <BUAD 4111> Professional Development.
      A course to prepare students for the professional job search and for professional conduct on the job so individuals can advance in their chosen careers. Credit 1.
    • GBA 429 <BUAD 4289> PGA/PGM Internship IV.
       A course designed to provide the student with an opportunity to apply advanced academic skills in a practical work environment as required to complete the PGA/PGM Program. (See Internship Coordinator prior to enrolling.) The course is only available to PGA/PGM students. Credit 2.
    • GBA 430 <BUAD 4380> Problems in Business.
      An opportunity for the student to design a course, perhaps on a topic not offered or to more deeply investigate a subject of personal interest. A faculty member will be teamed up on a one-to-one basis to customize a project. Prerequisites: 30 hours in Business Administration and the consent of the department chair. May be taken for the Academic Distinction Program. Credit 1, 2, or 3.
    • GBA 464 <BUAD 4348> Entrepreneurship.
       Designed for the aspiring entrepreneur or for those who are curious as to how wealth is created in a free market economy, this course provides a practical experience of how to evaluate business opportunities, how ventures are started with little or no capital, how wealth is realized, and how to develop innovative entrepreneurial skills and planning techniques to minimize the cost of experience. By the end of the course, students develop their own Personal Entrepreneurs Plan useful in focusing the direction of their personal careers. Prerequisite: GBA 366 <BAUD 3345>. Credit 3.
    • <BUAD 4345> Entrepreneurial Growth/Harvest.
      This course covers the growth and harvest/exit phases of an entrepreneurial business.  It focuses on the challenges faced by such businesses as they move beyond startup.  Students learn how to create value by growing a business profitable, and how to harvest the value through an appropriate exit strategy.  Prerequisite: GBA 366 <BAUD 3345>.  Credit 3.
    • GBA 465 <BUAD 4340> International Business Law.
      An overview of the international legal environment from a commercial and entrepreneurial perspective. This course examines the implications of international laws on foreign investment, intellectual property, sales contracts, money and banking, financing of enterprises, labor regulation and hiring, taxation, and dispute settlement. Credit 3.
    • GBA 470 <BUAD 4375> Legal Topics.
      An in-depth look at various areas in the law that are of special interest to students of different majors. May be repeated as topics change. Credit 3.
    • GBA 471 <BUAD 4335> Intercultural Business Communication.
      This course prepares students for the complex leadership roles and communication tasks they will encounter in an increasingly multicultural, global work environment. The course familiarizes students with the cultural impacts on global business; managing culturally diverse work forces, transitions, relocations, diversity and performance; and explores cultures specifics of various countries. Credit 3.
    • GBA 499 <BUAD 4389> Internship.
      A course designed to provide the student with an opportunity to apply academic skills in a practical work environment. (See Internship Coordinator prior to enrolling.) All internships must be approved in advance in order to receive credit. The course may be repeated one time for a maximum of 6 hours. Credit 3.

    Geology

    • GEL 132 <GEOL 1305> Geologic Hazards and Resources.
      An introduction to the interrelationship between humans and the geologic environment. This includes the potential hazards posed by geologic processes, and the planning that needs to be done to lessen their impact. Earth materials and their uses by humans are also emphasized. No prerequisite. Fall, Spring, Summer. Credit 3.
    • GEL 112 <GEOL 1105> Geologic Hazards and Resources.
      This course must be taken concurrently with GEL 132 <GEOL 1305>, Geologic Resources and Hazards. Laboratory experiences include map and air photo interpretation, analysis of remote sensing data, and study of economically important earth materials. Field trips and take-home computer exercises are also required. Credit 1.
    • GEL 133 <GEOL 1303> Physical Geology.
      An introduction to the materials, processes, and structure of the earth. Topics include earthquakes, volcanoes, plate tectonics, mountain building, weathering and erosion, glaciation, oceans, and mineral resources. No prerequisite. Fall, Spring, Summer. Credit 3.
    • GEL 113 <GEOL 1103> Physical Geology Laboratory.
      This course must be taken concurrently with GEL 133 <GEOL 1303>, Physical Geology. These laboratory experiences involve the study of rocks, minerals, and map interpretations. Credit 1.
    • GEL 134 <GEOL 1304> Historical Geology.
      An introduction to the history of the earth and its past inhabitants, including a section on the dinosaurs and their extinction. This course gives a broad overview of the tectonic evolution of the planet, indicated by various major mountain-building events; ancient environments and changing sea levels recorded in sedimentary deposits; and the evolution of life represented by the fossil record. No prerequisite. Fall, Spring, Summer. Credit 3.
    • GEL 114 <GEOL 1104> Historical Geology Laboratory.
      This course must be taken concurrently with GEL 134 <GEOL 1304>, Historical Geology. Laboratory experiences include the study of common animal and plant fossils and problems which illustrate practical applications of geological principles. No prerequisite. Credit 1.
    • GEL 330 <GEOL 3330> Oceanography.
       A survey of the general principles of oceanography is made. The geology of ocean basins, tide-water processes and the chemistry of sea water are studied. Biophysics of the sea and environmental problems are considered. Prerequisites: GEL 133/113 <GEOL 1303/1103>. Spring, Summer I. Credit 3.
    • GEL 332 <GEOL 3332> Forensic Geology.
       The course covers many of the basic geological principles and techniques used in solving crime. A significant part of the course will involve case studies as well as hands-on field and laboratory analyses. Prerequisite: GEL132/112 <GEOL 1305/1105> or GEL 133/113 <GEOL 1303/1103> plus CHM 138/118 <CHEM 1311/1111>, 139/119 <CHEM 1312/1112>, and MTH 163 <MATH 1316>. Even year Fall. Credit 3.
    • GEL 334 <GEOL 3304> Geochemistry.
       A general introduction to all types of geochemistry that includes a discussion of the underlying chemical concepts, with an emphasis on the applications to geological environments. The chemical concepts include isotopic chemistry, thermodynamics, crystal chemistry, and aqueous solutions. The geological metasomatism, geothermobarometry, and environmental geochemistry. Prerequisites: GEL 132/112 <GEOL 1305/1105>or GEL 133/113 <GEOL 1303/1103> plus CHM 138/118 <CHEM 1311/1111>. Even year Fall. Credit 3.
    • GEL 335 <GEOL 3325> Energy and Environmental Impact.
       This course focuses on geologic energy resources, use, and their environmental impact. The case will be made for the link between population growth, industrialization, and the critical need for developing existing energy resources as well as developing strategies for new energy sources and energy conservation. The impact of energy development and exploitation on the health of the ecosphere will be stressed throughout. Alternative and renewable energy sources are evaluated. The course format will rely heavily on a case study approach. Specific topics will include such things as plate tectonics and energy resources, fossil fuels, nuclear energy, renewable energy resources, and our energy future. Writing Enhanced. Prerequisites: GEL 132/112 <GEOL 1305/1105> or 133/113 <1303/1103> . Credit 3.
    • GEL 344 <GEOL 3404> Mineralogy.
       This course covers crystallography, genesis of minerals, identification and classification of minerals, and optical mineralogy. Prerequisites: GEL 133/113 <GEOL 1303/1103> and CHM 138/118 <CHEM 1311/1111>, 139/119 <CHEM 1312/1112>, MTH 163 <MATH 1316>. Includes lab work. Writing Enhanced. Odd year Fall. Credit 4.
    • GEL 345 <GEOL 3405> Petrology.
       The classification, origin, occurrence and associations of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks. Includes optical petrology using thin sections. Writing Enhanced. Prerequisite: GEL 344 <GEOL3404>. Even year Spring. Credit 4.
    • GEL 360 <GEOL 3326> Environmental Geology.
       This course offers an introduction to geological processes and materials, and how they affect people and the environment. Specific topics include earthquakes, volcanism, mass wasting, floods, coastal hazards, and climatic change. Optional topics may include such items as energy and water resources, subsidence, and waste disposal. Writing Enhanced. Prerequisites: GEL 133/113 <GEOL 1303/1103> . Even year Fall. Credit 3.
    • GEL 431 <GEOL 4331> Geology of North America.
       A study of the geologic history of the continent of North America. Topics include paleogeography, major depositional areas and stratigraphic units, and paleotectonics. Writing Enhanced. Prerequisites: GEL 133/113 <GEOL 1303/1103> , 134/114 <1304/1104>. Even year Spring. Credit 3.
    • GEL 432 <GEOL 4312> Economic Geology.
       This course is concerned with the origin and occurrence of economically important minerals. A portion of the course is devoted to petroleum. Writing Enhanced. Prerequisites: GEL 133/113 <GEOL 1303/1103> . Odd year Spring. Credit 3.
    • =GEL 437 <GEOL 4337> Plate Tectonics.
       An introduction to the movement of lithospheric plates. Topics to be covered include earthquakes, volcanism, seismic tomography, the evolution of continents and ocean basins, and the influence of the earth’s interior on these processes. Lecture only. Writing Enhanced. Prerequisites: GEL 133/113 <GEOL 1303/1103>>, with GEL 134/114 <1304/1104> highly recommended. Odd year Fall. Credit 3.
    • GEL 440 <GEOL 4400> Stratigraphy and Sedimentation.
       A study of the principles and methods used in describing, classifying and correlating strata. Includes studies of modern and ancient depositional environments. Lab/field work included. Writing Enhanced. Prerequisites: GEL 133/113 <GEOL 1305/1105> and GEL 134/114 <1304/1104>. Odd year Spring. Credit 4.
    • GEL 442 <GEOL 4402> Structural Geology.
      This course covers the principles of deformation of the Earth’s lithosphere, with emphasis on mechanical principles, identification and interpretation of structures from the microscopic scale to the scale of mountain belts. Other topics include regional tectonics and application in petroleum exploration. Lab work will focus on graphical and quantitative techniques of analyzing geologic structures. Writing Enhanced. Prerequisites: GEL 133/113 <GEOL 1305/1105>, PHY 138/119 <PHYS 1301/1102>, MTH 163 <MATH 1316>. Odd year Spring. Credit 4.
    • GEL 443 <GEOL 4413> Methods in Applied Geophysics.
       Applied Geophysics involves measurements made on the surface of the Earth that are interpreted to yield the distribution of subsurface properties, particularly those having economic and engineering importance. This course provides an introduction to the latest methods used to map the distribution of physical properties beneath the surface of the Earth, and is widely recommended for students who plan to pursue careers that directly or indirectly involve subsurface imaging and analysis. Prerequisites: GEL132/112 <GEOL 1305/1105> or 133/113 <GEOL 1303/1103>, MTH 142 <MATH 1420>, PHY 138/118< PHYS 1301/1102>, PHY 139/119 <PHYS 1301/1102>, or by permission of instructor. Odd years Fall. Credit 3.
    • GEL 444 <GEOL 4414> Sea Level Change and the Geological Record.
      This course will examine the various modern causes of relative and absolute sea level change. The course also will involve the analysis of ancient geological sedimentary and stratigraphic records from the perspective of what they reveal about rates and scales of sea level change in the past, as well as implications for the future. Sequence stratigraphic concepts (commonly used in the petroleum industry) will be critically examined via field-based, and paper and core-based studies. Prerequisites: GEL 132/112 <GEOL 1305/1105> or GEL 133/113= <GEOL 1303/1103> = and GEL 134 <1304>, or permission of instructor. Even year Spring. Credit 4.=
    • =GEL 446 <GEOL 4426> Hydrogeology.
       An introduction to the study of groundwater and its role in the hydrologic cycle. Topics include properties and distribution of water on the surface, in the vadose zone and in aquifers; behavior, modeling, and geology of groundwater aquifers; human use and abuse of water resources, including groundwater contamination and extraction; and water law economics, and aquatic ecology. A lab with field trips will focus on measurement and modeling of groundwater. Writing Enhanced. Prerequisites: GEL 133/113 <GEOL 1305/1105>, MTH 163 <MATH 1316>. Credit 4.
    • GEL 460, 461 Field Geology.
      These courses will consist of on-site studies in structure, stratigraphy, petrology and paleontology. Field trips will be taken to appropriate areas in Texas and/or surrounding states. Writing Enhanced. Prerequisite: Senior standing. Credit 3 hours for each course.
    • GEL 495 <GEOL 4395> Special Topics in Geology.
      Individual study in special areas of geology. Topic content will usually be selected and agreed upon by the student and a member of the Geology faculty. Sometimes special topics courses will be offered by the Geology faculty. This course may be taken for Academic Distinction credit. See Academic Distinction Program in this catalog. Prerequisites and credit will be determined by the faculty member. May be repeated for credit. Writing Enhanced. Fall, Spring, Summer. Credit 1, 2, or 3.

    Geography Course Descriptions

    • GEO 131  <GEOG 1301> Weather and Climate.
      The basic concepts of meteorology and climatology are introduced. Atmospheric temperature, pressure, winds, moisture, and air masses and storms are systematically covered, followed by an overview of the major climates and ecosystems of the earth. Environmental problems related to weather, climate, and ecosystems are considered throughout. Credit 3.
    • GEO 111 <GEOG 1101> Weather and Climate Laboratory.
       The lab portion of weather and climate is an activity-related treatment of the basic components of meteorology and climatology. Specific topics covered are similar to the lecture. Concurrent enrollment in GEO 131 <GEOG 1301> is recommended, but not required. Credit 1.
    • GEO 146 <GEOG 1436> Foundations of Science.
      The course focuses on the nature of science as a reliable method of acquiring knowledge about the natural world. Students will learn how to apply key scientific facts, concepts, laws and theories to distinguish science from non-science, bad science, and pseudoscience by analyzing a variety of claims and case studies. By employing an innovative, interdisciplinary approach to science education, this course is designed to increase science literacy and critical thinking skills for introductory-level students. This course is designed for non-science majors to help them meet their General Education science requirement. Students must enroll concurrently in the corresponding lab for this course. Credit 4.
    • GEO 161 <GEOG 1300> People, Places, and Environment.
      This course introduces students to the discipline of geography, or the study of the world from a spatial perspective. This includes an examination of both the cultural and physical environments and the social, economic, political, and environmental factors that influence human activities and societies across the globe. Students will also be introduced to geospatial technologies (e.g., GPS and Google Satellite Imagery) currently utilized to investigate geographical issues. The course may involve field trips that incorporate course material. Credit 3.
    • GEO 265 <GEOG 2355> World Regional Geography: Europe, Asia, And Australia.
      An introductory level course giving a general overview of the land and people. Topics discussed will include the physical environment, cultural characteristics and the various ways people live and make their living. Attention will be focused upon the relationships which exist between location, the physical environment and human activity. Examples of countries covered are Russia, Germany, France, China, Japan, and United Kingdom. Credit 3.
    • GEO 266 <GEOG 2356> World Regional Geography: Latin America, Africa, and South Asia.
      An introductory level course giving a general overview of the land and people. Topics discussed will include the physical environment, cultural characteristics and the various ways people live and make their living. Attention will be focused upon the relationships which exist between location, the physical environment and human activity. Examples of countries covered are Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Egypt, Republic of South Africa, Israel, Iran, and India. Writing Enhanced. Credit 3.
    • GEO 330 <GEOG 3350> Cultural Geography.
      This course focuses on the concept of culture from a spatial or geographical perspective, examining culture as it relates to the geographic landscape. Topics include the spatial dynamics of language, religion, race, ethnicity, music, sport, folk and popular cultures, and the built environment. The course also provides an examination of symbolic landscapes, contested spaces, subaltern geographies, representations of place in film and literature, gendered spaces, and place-situated identities. Credit 3.
    • GEO 331 <GEOG 3351> Economic Geography.
       An examination of the importance of location to human activity. The locational characteristics of primary, secondary, and tertiary economic activities are examined, with an emphasis on land use and urban form, its theory, and descriptive analysis, as well as an explanation of market forces and their consequences. Credit 3.
    • GEO 332 <GEOG 3352> Tourism Geography.
       Provides an introduction to the geography of tourism. Topics include the historical development of travel and tourism, place promotion, location of tourism destinations, geographic resources of tourism, and the physical and social outcomes of tourism. Prerequisites: GEO 161 <GEOG 1321> or GEO 265 <GEOG 2355> or GEO 266 <GEOG 2356>. Credit 3.
    • GEO 362 <GEOG 3362> Map Use and Map Interpretation.
      This course teaches students how to use and interpret topographic maps and helps them to develop an appreciation of their use as tools by geographers. It familiarizes students with map projections and their limitations, various coordinate systems, map measurements, GPS, and the basics of air photo interpretation. Credit 3.
    • GEO 363 <GEOG 3363> Computer Cartography.
      Fundamentals of thematic mapping, including appropriate usage, projections, base-map compilation, data measurement and analysis, map design and construction, color principles, and other cartographic concepts will be emphasized.. Credit 3.
    • GEO 364 <GEOG 3364> Geo-Spatial Technology.
       An introduction to technologies, such as geographic information systems (GIS) and global positioning systems (GPS), that are used to map and study the Earth. The emphasis is on the application of these technologies in areas of environmental and natural resources management, business and marketing, and law enforcement and national security. Credit 3.
    • GEO 368 <GEOG 3358> Historical Geography of the United States.
      A survey of the changing geography of the United States including initial exploration, European perception of North America, geographical expansion of the United States to the Pacific, and geographical factors underlying the urbanization and industrialization of the nation. Writing Enhanced. Credit 3
    • GEO 369 <GEOG 3359> Regional Geography: United States and Canada.
      This course provides a general overview of the land and people of the United States and Canada. Topics covered include the physical environment (weather patterns, landforms and water resources), cultural differences, and the various ways people live and make their living. Attention is focused upon the relationships which exist between location, the physical environment and human activity. This course is available on-line and via traditional classroom delivery. Traditional classroom sections are Writing Enhanced. Credit 3.
    • GEO 433 <GEOG 4333> Field Studies.
      Use of geospatial technologies such as Global Positioning Systems (GPS), laser surveying, digital aerial photography and computerized mapping (GIS) will be stressed. Applications of these technologies will include surveying, water resources, forestry, soil science, wetlands delineation, urban and transportation planning, automobile accident reconstruction and crime scene evidence recovery. Half of the class meetings will take place at a variety of outdoor locations. Credit 3.
    • GEO 435 <GEOG 4365> Applied Geographic Information Systems.
      Applied GIS is designed to meet the needs for a highly applied course with realistic practical training extending the fundamental principles learned in Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GEO 444 <GEOG 4464>). The application of GIS technology to mapping, modeling and management of large data bases will be emphasized. Writing Enhanced. Prerequisite: GEO 444 <GEOG 4464>. Credit 3
    • *GEO 436 <GEOG 4356> Urban Geography.
       This course will introduce the scope and nature of urban areas from a geographical or spatial perspective. The course will focus on the spatial structure of urban areas and will examine the geography of cities using an urban systems approach. Emphasis will be placed on the North American city and its problems: land use, transportation, political fragmentation, physical environment, demographic and social change, economic dynamics, residential patterns, urban culture, poverty, etc. Trends in urbanization in both developed and developing worlds will be discussed. Prerequisites: GEO 161 <GEOG 1321> or GEO 265 <GEOG 2355> or GEO 266 <GEOG 2356>. Credit 3.
    • GEO 437 <GEOG 4357> Population Geography.
       Population geography examines spatial patterns and processes influencing the distribution, density, composition, and growth in human populations. The course will focus on migration, and to a lesser extent on fertility and mortality together with socio-economic, political, and environmental causes and consequences of population dynamics that vary between regions and over time. Credit 3.
    • <GEOG 4358> Cultural Field Study.
      This course focuses on a number of topics and concepts that fall within the sub-discipline of cultural geography. Students engage in place-based learning, with the primary emphasis being a field experience that directly exposes students to processes and concepts introduced and discussed in the classroom. These include migration, urbanization, economic transformations, demographic change, social and technological change, racial segregation, civil rights, heritage tourism and other topics. Prerequisite: 6 GEOG advanced hours. Credit 3.
    • GEO 442 <GEOG 4432> Geomorphology.
      This course focuses on surficial geological processes and the resulting landforms. Specific topics include landscape processes associated with streams, glaciers, wind, coasts, mass wasting, weathering and soil development, and geologic structure. Labs emphasize landform analysis through interpretation of topographic maps and aerial photos. Writing Enhanced. Prerequisite: GEL 133 <GEOL 1303>. Two-hour laboratory. Credit 4.
    • GEO 444 <GEOG 4464> Introduction to Geographic Information Systems.
      This course will introduce basics of geographic information systems (GIS) with an emphasis on environmental and resource management applications. Students will design and develop a digital spatial database, perform spatial analyses, create hardcopy maps, and generate reports. Students will be introduced to several GIS software packages. Writing Enhanced. Credit 3.
    • GEO 448 <GEOG 4468> Remote Sensing.
      This course introduces students to the methods used to analyze and interpret aerial photography and satellite imagery. Emphasis is placed on multispectral satellite imagery, digital image processing, and land use and land cover analysis using remotely sensed imagery. Credit 3.
    • GEO 461 <GEOG 4331> Conservation of Natural Resources.
       This course stresses the impact of human activities on the natural world, environmental protection, and the wise use of the earth’s resources. Topics include: environmental history, economics, law and ethics, ecology, population issues, agriculture and grazing, soil conservation, forestry, endangered and exotic species, water availability and water pollution, hazardous and solid waste management, air pollution (including global warming), energy resources (fossil, nuclear, and renewable), and the impact of technology on the future health of the planet. Credit 3.
    • GEO 471 <GEOG 4358> Geography of Texas.
      A survey of the regional geography of Texas. Consideration is given to the significance of primary and secondary activity within the state, urbanization, and potential for development. Credit 3.
    • GEO 475 <GEOG 4375> Readings in Geography.
      A course designed specifically for advanced students of geography who are capable of independent study. Registration is permitted only upon approval of the program coordinator. This course may be taken for Academic Distinction credit. See Academic Distinction Program in this catalog. Writing Enhanced. Credit 1-3.

    German

    • GER 141 <GERM 1411> Elementary German.
      For students who have had no previous instruction in German. The work includes vocabulary acquisition, international cultural components, pronunciation, drills, sentence formation, and everyday conversation leading to proficiency. Two one-hour language laboratory periods weekly are required, one of which is a concurrent lab class enrollment. Credit 4.
    • GER 142 <GERM 1412> Elementary German.
      A continuation of GER 141 <GERM 1411> with more speaking and writing toward advancing proficiency. Two one-hour language laboratory periods weekly are required, one of which is a concurrent lab class enrollment. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in GER 141 <GERM 1411> or equivalent. Credit 4.
    • GER 263 <GERM 2311> German Reading and Composition.
      A continuation of GER 142 <GERM 1412> with emphasis on written and oral skills. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in GER 142 <GERM 1412> or equivalent. Credit 3.
    • GER 264 <GERM 2312> German Reading And Composition.
      A continuing emphasis on fluent usage of oral and written German. Intensive study of selected written work with the purpose of mastering midlevel proficiency skills. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in GER 263 <GERM 2311> or equivalent. Credit 3.
    • GER 333 <GERM 3385> Multicultures of America: German.
      A survey course designed to increase an awareness of Central- European culture in America with particular emphasis on the nineteenth and the twentieth centuries. This course may be conducted in English or German. Credit for this course may be applied to the major or minor only with permission of department chair. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in GER 264 <GERM 2312> or consent of Chair. Credit 3.
    • GER 368 <GERM 3368> German Media.
      Study of German Media. Focus on conversational, listening, reading, and vocabulary skills. Students will watch German television programs and will read articles from major German magazines and newspapers. Includes a review of German grammar. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in GER 264 <GERM 2312> or consent of Chair. Credit 3.
    • GER 380 <GERM 3380> Modern German Culture.
      An overview of the cultures of German speaking countries (Germany, Austria, and Switzerland) from 1780 to the present. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in GER 264 <GERM 2312> or consent of Chair. Credit 3.
    • GER 460 <GERM 4360> Modern German Literature.
      An overview of the literatures of German-speaking countries (Germany, Austria, and Switzerland) from 1770 to the present. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in GER 264 <GERM 2312> or consent of Chair. Credit 3.
    • GER 470 <GERM 4370> Seminar in Selected Topics in Literature, Language, or Civilization.
       An in-depth study of a selected topic. The topic to be explored will change from year to year. This course may be repeated for credit as the content varies. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in GER 264 <GERM 2312> or consent of Chair. Credit 3.
    • GER 475 <GERM 4375> Individual Readings in German.
      This course is designed for the individual student who may need study of a particular era, genre, or author. Enrollment in this course is restricted and approval of such must be obtained from the department chair. The course may be repeated for credit as content varies. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in GER 264 <GERM 2312> or consent of Chair. Credit 3.

    Health Education

    • HED 160 <HLTH 1360> Introduction to Health Education and Health Careers.
       This course explores the determinants of health, theories of health behavior, the nature and history of health education, and the role of the health educator as a professional in the school, work, clinical, and community settings to promote health and prevent disease. Credit 3.
    • HED 166 <HLTH 1366> Lifestyle and Wellness.
       Lifestyle and Wellness explores a variety of health issues which influence the well-being of an individual throughout the life cycle. The student is given an opportunity to develop a personal philosophy of wellness and self-responsibility for health through self-assessment, investigation of factors affecting one’s health, and the examination of behavior modification strategies. Credit 3.
    • HED 230 <HLTH 2330> First Aid: Red Cross and Instructor’s Course.
       A course for those who wish to acquire knowledge of Red Cross emergency and preventive measures. Successful completion leads to CPR, first aid, and responding to emergency certification. Students may also become instructors through additional American Red Cross training. (Also listed as KIN 230 <KINE 2330>). Credit 3.
    • HED 272 <HLTH 2372> Health and Medical Terminology.
      This course provides medically-oriented students with the cognitive skills they need to understand the foundations of medical technology for health professionals. The content of this course focuses on the prefixes, suffixes, and roots of medical terms that are associated with multiple disease processes, medical protocols, and the human anatomical system. Credit 3.
    • HED 280 <HLTH 2380> Drug Use and Abuse.
      This course explores the use and misuse of drugs and their effects on the health of man. Credit 3.
    • HED 281 <HLTH 2381> Consumer Health Education.
      A study of the factors which influence the consumer marketplace for health related products and services. Topics include fraud and quackery, advertising, health care professional services, alternative medicine, consumer protection agencies, and consumer protection through self-responsibility. Credit 3.
    • HED 283 <HLTH 2383> Multicultural Health Issues.
      This course addressed health issues and problems that various ethnic groups face in the United States. Cultural differences in health behaviors, health care access, and promotion and prevention programs are emphasized. Credit 3.
    • HED 382 <HLTH 3382> Child and Adolescent Health.
      This course focuses on the causes of and approaches to physical, social, mental, and emotional health problems among young people. Emphasis is placed on creating an environment in which children and adolescents can learn to make prudent decisions regarding health related behaviors. Credit 3.
    • HED 385 <HLTH 3385> Safety Education.
      This course presents the foundations of accident prevention and injury control. Applications are made to motor vehicle, home, recreational, and occupational safety. Credit 3.
    • HED 390 <HLTH 3390> Family Life and Sex Education.
      This course focuses on the formation of intimate relationships: family, marriage, and friends. Individuals are directed into the study of their personal backgrounds, lives, and dreams in preparation for marriage. Includes problems of relationships: rape, battering partners, sexually transmitted diseases, and divorce. Credit 3.
    • HED 391 <HLTH 3391> Study of Human Diseases.
      Introduction to the relationship between the human body and disease, both communicable and non-communicable. Includes historical aspects of various diseases, etiology, prevention and control, prevalence, symptoms, and >treatment. Credit 3.
    • HED 392 <HLTH 3392> Communication Skills for Health Education.
      An exploration of different modalities of communicating health issues and information to audiences in different settings. Emphasis is given to listening, writing and speaking skills. Students will learn how to make effective presentations using computer applications to design print and visual aid materials. Prerequisites: HED 160 <HLTH 1360> and 166 <HLTH 1366>, 3 hours of CS. Credit 3.
    • HED 460 <HLTH 4360> Health Education Research: Methodology and Statistics.
      An introduction to research methodology, evaluation, and statistical analysis with direct application to health education and health promotion. Students will learn how to apply these techniques to writing a grant proposal. Prerequisites: Junior standing, 9 hours of health courses, MTH 169 <MATH 1369>. Credit 3.
    • HED 461 <HLTH 4361> Managing Health Promotion in the Workplace.
      A course designed to prepare the health educator to establish special programs which promote health in corporate, occupational, or industrial settings. Credit 3.
    • HED 470 <HLTH 4370> AIDS: Current Health Problems and Prevention Strategies.
      An examination of the intensity and magnitude of health problems due to HIV and AIDS. Student will explore the nature of HIV; its transmission and progression; and the management of AIDS. The course will focus on prevention of the spread of AIDS among school-age children and young adults, and will address the economical, sociological, and ethical issues of AIDS. Prerequisite: Junior standing. Credit 3.
    • HED 487 <HLTH 4387> Community Health.
      This course is an overview of the political, social, economic, and cultural variables affecting the health of a community. Topics include: foundations of community health, health resources, health through the life span, governmental and voluntary programs, and international health initiatives. Prerequisite: Junior Standing. Credit 3.
    • HED 490 <HLTH 4390> Environmental Health.
      This course is designed to investigate community environmental health problems. Topics include population problems, housing, sanitation, air and water pollution, and other environmental health issues. Emphasis is on school-community action programs to conserve the environment. Prerequisite: Junior standing. Credit 3.
    • HED 492 <HLTH 4392> Problems in Health.
      A directed individual study of an approved field problem in health and/or allied fields. Prerequisites: HED 493 <HLTH 4393> and departmental approval. Credit 3.
    • HED 493 <HLTH 4393> Principles and Practices of Community Organization and Community Development.
      This course is designed to prepare students for their professional internship. Course content focuses on the contemporary areas of: assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating health programs; communicating health needs; serving as a resource person; and coordinating health needs in a community. Prerequisite: 12 hours of Health including HED 487 <HLTH 4387>. Credit 3.
    • HED 494 <HLTH 4394> Internship Program.
      This course provides the student with opportunities to demonstrate assessment, organization, group process and program planning skills in a health community setting. Prerequisites: 18 hours of Health including HED 493 <HLTH 4393>. Credit 3.

    History Course Descriptions

    • HIS 163 <HIST 1301> United States History to 1876.
      The colonial origins of the United States and growth of the Republic to 1876. Credit 3.
    • HIS 164 <HIST 1302> United States History since 1876.
      Continuing survey of the United States to the present. Credit 3.
    • HIS 265 <HIST 2311> World History from the Dawn of Civilization through the Middle Ages.
      A survey of world history from the dawn of civilization in Mesopotamia, China, India, Egypt, and Mesoamerica through the Middle Ages in Europe and Asia. The Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Reformation, as well as the rise of nation states and the commercial economy are stressed as background to modern history. Recommended as a basic history course for all liberal arts majors. Credit 3.
    • HIS 266 <HIST 2312> World History from the Renaissance to the Age of Imperialism.
      A survey of world history since sixteenth century. Special attention is given to European expansion overseas, imperialism and colonization, the Industrial Revolution, the Enlightenment, the French Revolution, nineteenth century nationalism and democracy, and the colonial rebellions in Africa, Latin America, and Asia. Such 20th century problems as World War I, World War II, the Cold War, and the collapse of the Soviet Union are also considered. Recommended as the second half of a basic history course for all liberal arts majors. Credit 3.
    • HIS 331 <HIST 3331> Early Asian History.
      A study of Asian history from its beginnings to the fourteenth century. The emphasis is on the social and political foundations of traditional Asian society and the historical influences of religion on Asian culture. Credit 3.
    • HIS 332 <HIST 3332> Modern Asian History.
      A study of Asian history since the fourteenth century. The emphasis is on the modernization of Asia and the influence of colonization, nationalism, and industrialization on present-day Asia. Credit 3.
    • HIS 333 <HIST 3333> Religion in World History.
      This course will examine the origins, development, and modern manifestations of the major living world religions. It will discuss the peoples, times and places of the founders of each tradition, the classical literature within each tradition and the canonization of these sacred writings, and the significant sects and schisms within the religions that have influenced major events in world history. Credit 3.
    • HIS 334 <HIST 3334> Renaissance Europe.
      This course examines the intellectual, political, social and cultural history of Europe from the 14th to 16th centuries, a period that saw, starting in Italy, a “rebirth” of the values and culture of Classical Greco-Roman civilization. The primary focus will be on intellectual and artistic movements, and the profound implications these had for European values, worldview, politics, and art. Credit 3.
    • HIS 335 <HIST 3335> Germany and Central Europe since 1815.
      A study of German and Central European history, emphasizing the principal political, economic and social trends since the Congress of Vienna. Credit 3.
    • HIS 336 <HIST 3336> Middle East since 1700.
      This course will study the political, social, economic, and cultural development of the Middle East since the seventeenth century. The course will study such topics as the decline of traditional empires; the encroachment of Europe; the Eastern Question; the development of nationalism among the Turks, Arabs, and Iranians; Islam and modern ideologies; and the Middle East in the twentieth century. Credit 3.
    • HIS 337 <HIST 3337> Reformation Europe.
      This course examines the religious, social and cultural history of Europe from the 16th into the 17th centuries, a period that saw the fracturing of a unified Christendom. The primary focus will be on religious and theological changes and the profound implications these had for European politics, social norms, cultural values, and economic endeavors. Credit 3.
    • HIS 338 <HIST 3338> Economic History from the Industrial Revolution to the Present.
      This course examines the Industrial Revolution as it came into being in Britain in the nineteenth century and as leadership passed to the United States in the twentieth. Topics discussed include the relationship between agriculture and industry, the rise of the corporation, the development of the international monetary system, and systems of trade. Credit 3.
    • HIS 339 <HIST 3339> The French Revolution & Napoleonic Era, 1789-1815.
      This course examines the history of France during the French Revolution & Napoleonic Era, 1789-1815. The course is focused primarily on the military and political history of the era, with a detailed examination of the battles and campaigns of the Napoleonic Wars. Credit 3.
    • HIS 360 <HIST 3360> American Religious History.
      A study of selected themes bearing on the relation of religion and culture in America from colonial times to the present. Credit 3.
    • HIS 361 <HIST 3361> The United States and the Vietnam War.
      The course will focus on the United States involvement in Southeast Asia from 1945 to 1975. In particular, it will deal with the issues of nationalism and communism in Southeast Asia, the first Indochina war between the French and Vietnamese, the United States military effort in Indochina from 1965 to 1975, and the postwar political, economic, and social problems in the region. The course will also deal with the impact of the Vietnam War on American culture and foreign policy. Credit 3.
    • HIS 362 <HIST 3362>The Middle East 500 - 1700.
      This course will study the political, social, economic, and cultural development of the Middle East from the eve of the rise of Islam through the seventeenth century. The course will address such general topics as the following: the Middle East before Islam; the Rise of Islam; the faith and practices of Islam; the Rightly-Guided Caliphs; Shiiah and Sunni Islam; the Umayyad and Abbasid Caliphates; the Crusades and Islam; Islam and the Steppe Empires; the rise and apogee of the Ottoman Empire; and Islam’s initial response to the encroachment of the west. Credit 3.
    • HIS 363 <HIST 3363> Britain to 1714.
      This course traces the development of the British peoples from prehistoric times to the end of the Stuart dynasty. While English dominance is a theme, the course also covers the peoples of Wales, Scotland and Ireland. Credit 3.
    • HIS 364 <HIST 3364> Modern Britain, 1714 to Present.
      A continuation of HIS363, emphasizing the effects of industrial change, the enmity of France in foreign affairs, Great Britain’s renewed expansion overseas following the American Revolution, movements favoring social and economic reform, and political trends to the present. Credit 3.
    • HIS 365 <HIST 3365> Russian History.
      Explores the roots of Russia (Kiev, Christianity, the Mongol occupation, Ivan the Terrible, the Times of Troubles), then surveys Russian history from Peter the Great to the present. Credit 3.
    • HIS 367 <HIST 3367> Europe in the Age of Absolutism and Revolution, 1648-1815.
      Europe in the Age of Absolutism and Revolution. A study of significant issues in European history from 1648 to 1815. The course focuses on developments in political theory, natural science and economics as well as the tensions in the old social order which helped instigate the French Revolution. Credit 3.
    • HIS 368 <HIST 3368> European History, 1815-1914.
      The history of the principal European powers from the Congress of Vienna to World War I. Credit 3.
    • HIS 369 <HIST 3369> The World in the Twentieth Century.
      A study of global politics and diplomacy since World War I. Credit 3.
    • HIS 370 <HIST 3370> Ancient History.
      The history of the civilizations of the Ancient Near East, Greece, and Rome with special emphasis upon their contribution to the cultural heritage of the western world. Credit 3.
    • HIS 371 <HIST 3371> Medieval History.
      A study of the political, economic, social, intellectual, and religious institutions and developments in Europe from the collapse of the Roman Empire in the fifth century to the Renaissance. Credit 3.
    • HIS 372 <HIST 3372> Historiography.
      Special emphasis is devoted to a survey of historical interpretations and to the development of research skills. Credit 3.
    • HIS 373 <HIST 3373> Topics in the History of Science and Medicine.
      This course will examine selected topics in the history of science and medicine. Emphasis will be placed on the development of scientific knowledge across the centuries. Because the geographic regions, time frame, and topics will vary from semester to semester, with departmental approval, This course may be repeated for credit. Credit 3.
    • HIS 376 <HIST 3376> Early America to 1783.
      An examination of early American history from the beginnings of European colonization through the American Revolution and the War for American Independence. Credit 3.
    • HIS 377 <HIST 3377> America in Mid-Passage, 1783-1877.
      The course examines United States history from 1783 to 1877 and studies the origins of the U.S. Constitution, the early republic and rise of the two party-system, the nature of Jeffersonian and Jacksonian democracy, the sectional crisis and the Civil War, and the era of Reconstruction. Credit 3.
    • HIS 378 <HIST 3378> The Emergence of Modern America, 1877-1945.
      This course will examine United States history from 1877 to 1945 and will include discussions of the Industrial Revolution, the Populist and Progressive movements, World War I, the era of the 1920s, the Great Depression and New Deal, and World War II. Credit 3.
    • HIS 379 <HIST 3379> Recent America, 1945 to the Present.
      This course will examine United States history from the end of World War II to the present and will include discussions of the Cold War; the civil rights and environmental movements; the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, and the war on global terrorism; the public policy debates surrounding the role of the federal government in the modern economy; and the evolution of American popular culture. Credit 3.
    • HIS 381 <HIST 3381> British Empire and Commonwealth.
      The study of the British Empire and Commonwealth to the present time. Special emphasis is given to the rise of colonial and dominion nationalism, the imperial conferences, and the unfolding of the British Commonwealth of Nations. Credit 3.
    • HIS 382 <HIST 3382> Immigration and Ethnicity in American History.
      A study of ethnic group relations, nativism, and racism in the historical development of American civilization, with special emphasis on the patterns of assimilation and non-assimilation of particular ethnic groups. Credit 3.
    • HIS 383 <HIST 3383> American Women’s History.
      An examination of American women’s history, focusing on everyday concerns (including work, marriage, family, sexuality, reproduction, and education) and on the social forces which have aided or blocked change in women’s roles in American society. Particular attention is paid to differences in race, class, and ethnicity. Credit 3.
    • HIS 384 Family and Childhood in the Atlantic World, 1500-1800.
      This course explores how encounters among Indians, Africans, and Europeans during the early modern period transformed the structure, relationships, and experiences of families and children.  Special emphasis is given to primary historical research and the effect of cross-cultural developments on shaping notions of race, gender, and sexuality in the Atlantic World.  Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.  Credit 3.
    • HIS 385 <HIST 3385> American Diplomatic History.
      A study of selected topics in American Diplomatic History. Credit 3.
    • HIS 386 <HIST 3386> The Military and War in America.
      This course is an intensive study of the American military experience from the Colonial period to the present. The course focuses on the military, political and diplomatic history of the great conflicts of the United States. Credit 3.
    • HIS 387 <HIST 3387> World War II.
      A comprehensive study of the inter-war and World War II era from 1919 - 1945, emphasizing the events leading to the war in Europe, the rise of Nazi Germany, the major battles and campaigns in the European theatre, and the aftermath of the war. The course also examines the rise of the Japanese Empire, the events leading to the outbreak of war in Asia and the Pacific, and the major battles and campaigns of the Pacific war through the defeat of Japan. Credit 3.
    • HIS 388 <HIST 3388> Public History.
      This course will explore topics in the field of Public History, including architectural preservation and restoration, museum studies and oral history. The topics will vary from semester to semester, but each semester students will receive instruction on the techniques of analyzing oral sources, primary textual materials and historical artifacts of various types, including architectural dwellings, tools, and local and family records. Credit 3.
    • HIS 389 <HIST 3389> Africa: Past and Present.
      An examination of the problems, potentials, and upheavals of Modern Africa. Emphasis is on such topics as the impact of the slave trade on African society, racial conflicts, apartheid, the emergence of African nationalism, the end of white colonial rule, and the difficulties of achieving economic and political stability in contemporary Africa. Credit 3.
    • HIS 390 <HIST 3390> Conceptualizing History Education.
      This capstone course will examine conceptualization techniques in Texas, U.S., and World History. The course is designed to enable History students to organize a vast amount of material into a logical framework that will help them to better understand the interactions of individuals, communities, nations, and cultures across time and place. Special emphasis will be placed on subject areas included in the Texas Examination for Educator Standards. Credit 3.
    • HIS 391 <HIST 3391> Colonial Latin America.
      This course is designed to trace the conquest and development of the colonial institutions of Spain and Portugal in the Americas, including the Spanish borderlands as the center of Spanish colonial activity and power in the Americas. Credit 3.
    • HIS 392 <HIST 3392> American Indian History.
      This course examines the history of Native Americans in the United States. Although the emphasis is historical, the course does include ethnographic material. Credit 3.
    • HIS 393 <HIST 3393> African-American History.
      A comprehensive course in the African American experience which explores the various forces shaping race relations in the United States. Credit 3.
    • HIS 395 American Environmental History.
      This course focuses on how nature has affected the course of American history, particularly in regards to the role of natural resources, the growth of the economy, responses to environmental crises and challenges, and transformations in the environment resulting from centuries of use.  Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.  Credit 3.
    • HIS 397 Modern Mexico.
      This course examines the national history of Mexico from the era of independence (c.1810) to the present. It explores the challenges that the Mexican people faced after gaining independence, their resilience during years of political and economic change, and the rich culture that has emerged in the wake of those struggles. Attention is also given to the US-Mexican border as a site of complex cultural interaction.  Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.  Credit 3.
    • HIS 398 <HIST 3398> Texas and the Southwest.
      As a study of the Greater Southwest, This course examines Spanish expansion and the Spanish-French rivalry in the lower Mississippi region and Texas. Special emphasis is given to geographic factors and cultural developments. Credit 3.
    • HIS 399 <HIST 3399> Special Topics in History.
      This course examines various specialized topics in history not normally covered in detail by other upper-level courses. Credit 3.
    • HIS 433 <HIST 4333> History of the Black Civil Rights Movement.
      This course examines the black civil rights struggle in the United States from the late 19th century to the present. Topics examined include the black response to Jim Crow laws, the emergence of national civil rights organizations as well as local activism, and historical events that have served as catalysts for change in civil rights legislation. Credit 3.
    • HIS 463 <HIST 4363> History of American Slavery.
      Credit 3.
    • HIS 467 <HIST 4367> The American South.
      This course examines the dynamics and expansive nature of the American South. Key topics include: examining the peoples and varied regions of the South, its economic and political development, literature, race and religion. Credit 3. (pending approval). Credit 3.
    • HIS 468 <HIST 4368> The Era of the American Revolution, 1763-1789.
      An intensive study of the issues of conflict between English continental colonies and British imperial policy which led to the movement for independence. Consideration is also given to internal colonial conflicts and attempts to solve the federal problem culminating in the formation of the Constitution. Credit 3.
    • HIS 469 <HIST 4369> The Civil War and Reconstruction.
      This course examines the sectional conflicts of the 1850s, the Civil War and Reconstruction. The course focuses on the military, political, social and diplomatic history of the era. Credit 3.
    • HIS 470 <HIST 4370> The History of the West.
      A study of the settlement and development of the Trans-Mississippi West and its influence upon national and international affairs. Credit 3.
    • HIS 475 <HIST 4375> Readings in History.
      A course designed especially for advanced students in history with schedule problems who are capable of independent study. Prerequisites: Twelve hours of history, approval of the department chair, the instructor directing the study and a 3.4 overall GPA. This course may be taken for Academic Distinction credit. See Academic Distinction Program in this catalog. Credit 3.
    • HIS 478 <HIST 4378> Modern China and Japan.
      This course will focus on the history of modern China and Japan from the last Chinese dynasties to the present, with emphasis on the resilience and weaknesses of China’s imperial system; the challenges posed to China’s traditions by Western economic and cultural penetration; China’s twentieth century experiments in forms of government and in direction of its cultural development; and the political, economic, social, and intellectual history of Japan from the beginning of the Meiji period (1868) to the present. Credit 3.
    • HIS 480 <HIST 4380> Modern France: From the Revolution to the Present.
      This course examines the history of France from 1789 – the present. The military, political, and diplomatic history of France in this era are the main focus of the course. Credit 3.
    • HIS 495 <HIST 4395> Contemporary Latin America.
      The development of the South American Republics from their independence to the present. Social, economic, and political development will be closely examined. Credit 3.

    Honors

    • HON 131 <HONR 1331> Honors Seminar I.
      This seminar will examine science from a generalist perspective aimed at the knowledge necessary for an informed and educated citizen to understand science in the contemporary world. It is intended for students from any major and is specifically designed so as not to advantage certain majors over others. The course is interdisciplinary and will include faculty from various science departments, as well as qualified faculty from departments outside the sciences. The topic will rotate but the focus for any semester will be broad enough so as to engage the world of science in general. Example topics include the environment, the origin of the universe, scientific discoveries, and science in the contemporary world.
    • HON 161 <HONR 1361> Integrated Science I: Physics, Geology and Geography.
      This course is designed to provide non-science major honor students with a multi-disciplinary science experience that meets the baccalaureate lab-science requirements. Specifically, this course will introduce students to basic concepts in the fields of physics, geology and geography. This course must be taken concurrently with GEL 113H <GEOL 1103>. Credit 3.
    • HON 162 <HONR 1362> Integrated Science II: Chemistry and Biology.
      This course is designed to provide non-science major honor students with a multi-disciplinary science experience that meets the baccalaureate lab-science requirements. Specifically, this course will introduce students to basic concepts in the fields of chemistry and biology. This course must be taken concurrently with CHM 115H <CHEM 1100>. Credit 3.
    • HON 231 <HONR 2331> Honors Seminar II.
      The primary objective of this course is to introduce the student to fundamentals of decision making and problem solving. Upon completion of this course the student will have (1) learned fundamental principles, generalizations, or theories of decision making, (2) learned how to apply course material to improve thinking, problem solving, and decisions, (3) gained skills for working with others as a member of a team in presenting a problem for decision, (4) understood how to analyze and critically evaluate ideas, arguments, and points of view concerned with decisions.. Credit 3.
    • HON 275 <HONR 2375> Honors Seminar in the Fine Arts.
       An investigation into the theories, meanings, purposes and practical experiences of the fine arts: dance, music, the visual arts, and theatre. It will include attendance at dance and music concerts, theatre productions, and art exhibits. This course will be team taught by professors from each of the four disciplines named. Spring semester only. Credit 3.
    • HON 331 <HONR 3331> Honors Seminar III.
      This course is designed to deal with contemporary social, economic, political and international issues. The course content will by necessity change every semester that it is offered, but will provide important background information and perspective on current debates and events. Credit 3.
    • HON 332 <HONR 3332> Honors Seminar in the Humanities.
      This course is a team-taught, cross-disciplinary concentration on ideas, developments, and subject matter in the humanities. The current topics rotate between (1) a fall semester course on the impact of evolutionary theories on Western civilization and (2) a spring semester course examining various American cultures. Other topics suitable to the humanities may be introduced, but the course will always be team taught with an explicitly cross-disciplinary focus. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Honors Program. Credit 3.
    • <HONR 3337> Honors Dialogues Seminar.!!
      The Dialogues Seminar is an interdisciplinary course which examines selected controversial or provocative topics from various academic and intellectual perspectives. The course is team taught, with faculty from various disciplines engaged with one another and with the students in interactive discussions of the selected topic for the course. Prerequisites: Membership in the Honors College. Credit: 3.
    • HON 475 <HONR 4375> Special Topics in Honors.
       This course is designed to allow study by Honors students in specific areas not covered by organized undergraduate courses. Instruction may be on a group or individual basis; students will be supervised in their studies by an appropriate faculty member(s). Credit 3.

  • Industrial Education

    • IE 430 <INED 4300> Aims and Objectives of Vocational Industrial Education.
      A study of the history and philosophy of Vocational Industrial Education. Writing Enhanced. Credit 3.
    • IE 431 <INED 4310> Human Relations for Vocational Industrial Teachers.
      This course is designed to prepare the student to develop interpersonal skills and a better understanding of working relationships with people. Writing enhanced. Credit 3.
    • IE 463 <INED 4363> Preparation of Instructional Materials.
      This course is designed to prepare a student in the selection, development, organization, and effective use of instructional materials in Industrial Education classes. It involves the study of types, values, limitations and sources of instruction sheets and other teaching aids. Writing Enhanced. Credit 3.
    • IE 464 <INED 4364> Methods of Teaching Industrial Subjects.
      A study of the objectives and the selection, organization and presentation of the subject matter of the various areas of Industrial Education including the organization of units of work, and demonstration teaching. Writing enhanced. Credit 3.
    • IE 479 <INED 4379> Occupational Analysis and Curriculum Development.
       This course is designed to enable a student to analyze trades, occupational pursuits and jobs for divisions, operations and information in order to develop a curriculum compatible to his/her teaching field. Writing enhanced. Credit 3.
    • IE 482 <INED 4382> Work-Based Learning.
      This course is to prepare the Work-Based Learning teacher to implement and teach a Work-Based Learning co-operative education class. The content will cover methods of student selection, work station qualifications, training plans, state and federal laws, and integration of the school and industrial work experience. Credit 3.
    • IE 491 <INED 4391> Laboratory Management, Organization and Control.
      This course is designed to prepare students to successfully manage laboratory activities, organize their labs in accordance with contemporary concepts, and to control materials/supplies within their laboratories. Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Writing Enhanced. Credit 3.

    Industrial Technology Course Descriptions

    • IT 110 <ITEC 1100> Introduction to Professional Leadership Skills.
       This course focuses on leadership and study skills necessary for succeeding in the many career options available to professionals in industrial education, business and industry. This course is intended for beginning students. Credit 1.
    • IT 134 <ITEC 1340> Electronics Technology I.
       This course is designed to provide fundamental understanding of electronics in DC circuits. Emphasis is on knowledge and application of electrical safety, power generation, metering instruments and circuit analysis. Laboratory experiences include “hands-on” circuit construction and basic troubleshooting. Credit 3.
    • IT 139 <ITEC 1390> Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting.
      This course is intended to provide the student with an understanding of Computer-Aided Drafting principles. Students will utilize the software command structure of two popular CAD programs, namely AutoCAD and MicroStation, to complete a number of typical and practical drafting application exercises. Approximately one-half of the semester will be spent on each program. Credit 3.
    • IT 161 <ITEC 1361> Engineering Graphics.
       This is a recognized standard course in beginning drawing for engineering and industrial education. Credit 3.
    • IT 163 <ITEC 1363> Construction Technology I.
      This course is a study of materials and methods of wood frame construction found in residential and commercial construction focusing on aspects of load-bearing structural design elements. Instruction is given in the correct use of hand tools and machine tools, job safety, job-site controls, material handling, equipment, and application. Laboratory experiences include design and construction of a wood frame structure with elements typically found in residential construction. (2-2). Credit 3.
    • IT 166 <ITEC 1366> Machining Technology I.
      This course serves as an introduction to the problems, techniques, and processes of modern machining technology. Instruction is given in the use of hand and machine tools, introduction to computer numerical control, product planning and development, metric measurement, safety, and opportunities for employment in the machining industry. Credit 3.
    • IT 171 <ITEC 1371> Descriptive Geometry.
       This course emphasizes problems of space relations of points, lines, surfaces, intersections, and developed surfaces, and their application to the graphical solution of engineering problems. Credit 3.
    • IT 232 <ITEC 2320> Electronics Technology II.
      This course is an in-depth study of the electronic principles associated with AC circuits. Topics of study include network theorems, circuit analysis methods, resonance, filters and frequency responses of reactive circuits. Prerequisite: IT 134 <ITEC 1340> or consent of instructor. Credit 3.
    • IT 235 <ITEC 2350> Solid State Electronics.
      This course is designed to provide in-depth knowledge and experience in the principles and applications of solid-state devices. Specific emphasis is placed on the construction, characteristics and applications of diodes, rectifiers, transistors, thyristors and integrated circuits. Laboratory experience is gained through circuit construction, testing and troubleshooting. Prerequisite: IT 232 <ITEC 2320> or consent of instructor. Credit 3.
    • IT 263 <ITEC 2363> Home Planning.
      This course consists of the development of a set of plans and specifications for a small residence. Prerequisite: IT 139 <ITEC 1390> or 161<ITEC 1340>. Credit 3.
    • IT 267 <ITEC 2367> Elements of Metal Technology.
       This course is a study of materials and methods of construction found in metal building systems. Instruction is given in the correct use of hand and power tools, job safety, job-site controls, material handling, equipment and application. Aspects of load design calculations, fastener use, metal coatings, and erection equipment are studied. Laboratory instruction includes basic metal working processes (welding, sheet-metal, foundry, and wrought-iron work) used in metal frame construction. (2-2). Credit 3.
    • IT 330 <ITEC 3300> Contemporary Technology Innovations, Issues and Perspectives.
      This course provides a study of societal technologies and their effects on the daily lives of consumers. The course presents the pervasive nature of technology innovations and increases the awareness of the promises of uncertainty associated with the use of technology as a human enterprise. Writing enhanced. Credit 3.
    • IT 331 <ITEC 3310> Product Design and Development.
       This course explores the processes by which products are brought to the market place. Processes are examined with special emphasis placed on manufacturing, prototyping, patent and trademark procedures, industrial design, problem-solving, and decision-making. In addition, creating and working in cross-functional teams to produce products for consumer use is addressed. Prerequisites: IT 139 <ITEC 1390> or 161 <ITEC 1361>and IT 263 <ITEC 2363>. Credit 3.
    • IT 360 <ITEC 3360> -361 Related Science, Mathematics, and Technology in Occupations.
      This is the written portion of an 18-hour segment of proficiency examinations. Prerequisite: Consent of department chair. Credit 6.
    • IT 362 <ITEC 3362> -363 Manipulative Skills in Occupations.
       This segment is for the manipulative portion of the proficiency examination. Prerequisite: Consent of department chair. Credit 6.
    • IT 364 <ITEC 3364> -365 Knowledge of Related Subjects in Occupations and Personal Qualifications.
       This is the oral portion of the proficiency examination. Prerequisite: Consent of department chair. Credit 6.
    • IT 368 <ITEC 3368> Construction Processes.
       This course is a study of materials and methods of construction found in concrete and masonry structures. Concrete chemistry, mixing and placement equipment, testing, finishing techniques, reinforcing, formwork, specification, and job-site safety implementing these materials are studied. Laboratory experiences include batch sampling and testing and small group projects implementing concrete and masonry methods and materials. Prerequisite: IT 139 <ITEC 1390> or IT 161 <ITEC 1361>. Credit 3.
    • IT 370 <ITEC 3370> Construction Technology II.
       This course focuses on non-structural construction typically found in cabinetry, trim, and furniture construction. Included is the study of woods, synthetic materials, hardware, and wood joinery. Instruction is given in the correct use of hand and machine tools, job safety, job-site controls, and material specification. Lab experiences include designing, planning, construction, and finishing of a piece of cabinetwork or furniture. Credit 3.
    • IT 371 <ITEC 3371> Civil Drafting.
       This course will consist of drafting techniques and requirements necessary for civil engineering offices. Topics include survey drafting, map drafting, topos, site plans, sub-division plats, profile drawings, and other related topics. Prerequisite: IT 171 <ITEC 1371>. Credit 3.
    • IT 372 <ITEC 3372> Construction Drafting.
      This course is a study of drafting techniques and requirements for the commercial and heavy construction industries and will add to the skill set of construction management students. Topics will include foundation design, commercial building design, structural detail, and premanufactured metal constructed building design. Demonstrations, student inquiry, in-class problem solving, and three dimensional (3D) modeling will be utilized. Prerequisite: IT 139 <ITEC 1390> and IT 263 <ITEC 1363>. Credit 3.
    • IT 373 <ITEC 3373> Industrial Electronics.
      The principles and operation of electrical switching, timing, and control devices are studied with emphasis on industrial solid state and digital controls. Topics of coverage include servomechanisms, transducers, motor control systems, and closed-loop industrial systems. Prerequisite: IT 232 <ITEC 2320> or consent of instructor. Credit 3.
    • IT 374 <ITEC 3374> Time and Motion Study.
      A study of the principles of motion economy, work measurement, and improvement of production methods as they apply to modern industry. Attention is given to human relations, work simplification, and selected charting procedures. Credit 3.
    • IT 379 <ITEC 3379> Industrial Systems Drafting.
       This course includes the illustration and preparation of drawings and the related symbolism used in electrical and fluid fields. Related and required piping and fitting fundamentals are also covered. Prerequisite: IT 139 <ITEC 1390> or IT 161 <ITEC 1361>. Credit 3.
    • IT 382 <ITEC 3382> Issues in the Elements of Nanotechnology Safety.
       This course introduces students to the emerging technological frontier of nanotechnology. Areas of study will include: potential health concerns, potential safety hazards, exposed control procedures, occupational health surveillance, and research in the area of safety management for future nanotechnology workers. Prerequisites: IT 134 <ITEC 1340> and IT 161 <ITEC 1361>. Credit 3.
    • IT 433 <ITEC 4330> Construction Management and Procedures.
       This course is designed to provide a general knowledge of construction applications and procedures. Emphasis is on site preparation, foundations, and concrete. Emphasis will be placed on the responsibility of general or prime contractors and specialty contractors. Students will be taught cost estimation and procedures for bidding. Credit 3.
    • IT 439<ITEC 4339> Computer-Aided Drafting Productivity.
       This is a computer applications course for design and drafting and introduces students to the techniques used to produce technical models/drawings. Students will learn drafting practices and how to apply them using computer-aided software. Prior knowledge of drafting software and/or prior experience of working with computers is advantageous, but not required/expected. Students will produce technical drawings using various computer design and drafting practices. Concepts of 2D drawings will be covered along with an introduction to three dimensional parametric modeling. The intent is to develop fundamental knowledge and skills that are conceptually applicable to any computer-aided design (CAD) system. Prerequisites: IT 139 <ITEC 1390> and IT 161 <ITEC 1361>. Credit 3.
      ITEC 4340 Alternative Energy Technology
       This course examines existing and potential ambient alternative energy sources, production capacities, energy harvesting, conversion, and storage techniques. The course will also examine fundamental concepts, terminology, definitions, and nomenclature common to all energy systems. Pre-requisite: ITEC 1340 and junior standing. Credit 3.
    • IT 463 <ITEC 4363> Safety Program Management.
       This course presents an in-depth examination of the concepts, methods, and techniques involved in safety program management. Emphasis will be placed on the development of safety management programs for the industrial and construction industries. The strengths and weaknesses of existing safety programs, performance management techniques, behavior-based safety, design safety, legal aspects of safety and health management, and emerging trends in safety and health management will be covered. Prerequisites: IT 134 <ITEC 1340> and IT 161 <ITEC 1361>. Credit 3.
    • IT 467 <ITEC 4367> Engineering Materials Technology.
       This course consists of the principles and techniques involved in designing and drawing machine parts and other items normally required in an industrial setting. Topics include sectioning, dimensioning, view rotation, symbols, legends, developments, and blueprint details. Prerequisites: IT 139 <ITEC 1390> or 161 and 263. Credit 3.
    • IT 468 <ITEC 4368> Cost Estimating of Construction Materials.
       This course is devoted to the study of qualities, types, and sizes of materials such as lumber and other wood products, masonry, paint, hardware, ceramic, and metal products. In addition, cost estimates for materials and labor are studied by figuring the cost estimate of a small residence. Extensive use is made of actual samples and other visual aids. Credit 3.
    • IT 469 <ITEC 4369> Special Topics in Industrial Technology.
       Individual study in specialized areas of Industrial Technology. To be directed and approved by the Industrial Technology advisor. This course is designed to be a multi-topic course. The student can take the course under various special topics being offered. Credit 3.
    • IT 470 <ITEC 4370> Construction Plans and Documents.
      This course is designed to give a clear insight into the particular problems of construction and proper construction procedures. The site selection, availability of services, grading, subsurface explorations to determine foundation needs, construction organization, and other activities of construction are presented in logical units. Prerequisites: IT 263 <ITEC 2363>. Writing enhanced. Credit 3.
    • IT 472 <ITEC 4382> Industrial Safety.
       This course is a study of the problems involved in developing an integrated safety program for an industrial or commercial establishment. It involves safety education, safe worker practices, recognition and elimination of health hazards, machinery guards, in-plant traffic, material handling, and emergency treatment for industrial accidents. Writing enhanced. Credit 3.
    • IT 473 <ITEC 4373> Digital Electronics.
      This course is a study of the principles and applications of digital logic circuits including logic gates, counters, shift registers, and combinational logic circuits. Laboratory experiences consist of experimental problems. Prerequisite: IT 235 <ITEC 2350> . Credit 3.
    • IT 480 <ITEC 4380> Material Handing and Plant Layout.
       This course is the study of the basic requirements needed to develop the most efficient layouts of equipment and of operating and servicing facilities whether in manufacturing plants, warehouses, or other industrial or business applications. Special emphasis is on the necessary coordination between plant layout, materials handling, work simplification and production planning, and operation control. Credit 3.
    • IT 484 <ITEC 4384> Supervisory Personnel Practices.
      This course introduces students to the principles of management pertaining to personnel. Responsibilities of management, industrial economics, supervisory information, training, group dynamics, work simplification, labor and human relations, working conditions, morale, motivation, and mental health are covered. Writing enhanced. Credit 3.
    • IT 488 <ITEC 4388> 3D Parametric Design.
      A study and application of the tools, skills, standards, and opportunities associated with the field of technical illustration. Prerequisites: IT 139 <ITEC 1390> or 161. Credit 3.
    • IT 490 <ITEC 4390> <ITEC 4390> Directed Studies.
      Designed to provide students with the opportunity to gain specialized experience in one or more of the following areas: internship, laboratory procedures, individualized study, innovative curricula, workshops, specialized training schools, and seminars. Internship is required of all teacher education majors. Writing enhanced. May be repeated or taken concurrently to a maximum of 9 hours. Credit 1-9.
    • IT 490 <ITEC 4391> <ITEC 4391> T Work-Based Mentorship.
      Students work in their specialization in the industry. Students may complete their internship in one or two semesters. Students must work 100 clock hours for 1 college credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Credit 6.

    Kinesiology

    • KIN 110 <KINE 1110> Racquet Sports.
      Instruction is provided in skills, knowledge, and strategies in one or more of the racquet-related activities listed in the class schedule. Credit 1.
    • KIN 111 <KINE 1111> Elementary Activities.
      This course provides an overview of the program of activities in elementary school physical education with emphasis on the understanding of movement, common problems and possible solutions. Credit 1.
    • KIN 113 <KINE 1113> Basketball/Soccer.
      This course will offer skills, knowledge, and techniques presented at either the beginning or intermediate level in each of these activities. Enrollment limited to Kinesiology majors and minors. Credit 1.
    • KIN 114 <KINE 1114> Rhythmic Activities and Innovative Games.
      The rhythmic portion of the course will include experiences in basic musical signature and pattern identification. These will be applied to selected regional and square dances, jumping rope, and aerobic dance routines. During the innovative games half principles upon which novel activities are based will be presented along with games which depict each tenet. Enrollment limited to Kinesiology majors and minors. Credit 1.
    • KIN 115 <KINE 1115> Track and Field/Gymnastics.
      The student will gain proficiency in fundamental skills in gymnastics and track and field events, as well as an understanding of basic terminology associated with judging and spotting. Enrollment limited to Kinesiology majors and minors. Credit 1.
    • KIN 116 <KINE 1116> Varsity Sports.
      This course is based upon the National Collegiate Athletic Association CHAMPS/Life Skills Program and is designed to assist the student-athlete in developing skills in the areas of academics, personal growth, career choice, and commitment to service. Enrollment is limited to members of athletic teams. Substitution of this class for the University’s activity requirement is not permitted. No more than four hours of KIN 116 <KINE 1116> can be counted toward the degree. Approval for enrollment must be obtained from the student’s coach prior to registration. Credit 1.
    • KIN 117 <KINE 1117> Lifetime and Individual Sports.
      Each class will have skills, knowledge and techniques presented at either the beginning or intermediate level in one or more of the lifetime and individual sports. Credit 1.
    • KIN 131 <KINE 1331> Foundations of Kinesiology.
      This course serves as a base for all kinesiology courses. Units will include historical development, philosophical implications, physical fitness, scientific bases of movement, and educational values of kinesiology and career path options. Credit 3.
    • KIN 210 <KINE 2110> Aquatics (Swimming, Standard Red Cross Life Saving, and Scuba Diving).
      This course will be offered for all levels of swimming (beginning through advanced), diving, synchronized swimming, or scuba diving. For advanced life saving and water safety instructors see KIN 232. Credit 1.
    • KIN 211 <KINE 2111> Golf and Recreational Activities.
      This course presents rules, knowledge and skills in golf, archery and another leisure time activity selected on a rotational basis. Half a semester is devoted to golf, with equal time allotted to archery and the other named activity. Enrollment limited to Kinesiology majors and minors. Credit 1.
    • KIN 212 <KINE 2112> Archery.
      This course will include skills, knowledge and techniques of archery at the beginning level. Credit 1.
    • KIN 213 <KINE 2113> Softball/Volleyball.
      The student will gain skills, knowledge, and techniques of softball and volleyball at the beginning level. Enrollment limited to Kinesiology majors and minors. Credit 1.
    • KIN 214 <KINE 2114> Weight Training and Physical Conditioning.
      Experiences in this course will include skills, knowledge and techniques of weight training and physical conditioning at the beginning level. Credit 1.
    • KIN 215 <KINE 2115> Fitness for Living.
      Students will gain an understanding of physical conditioning and wellness pertaining to the five components of health-related fitness. Students will develop an understanding of lifestyle related diseases and behavior modification techniques. In addition, there will be opportunities to participate in a variety of movement experiences related to fitness. Credit 1.
    • KIN 219 <KINE 2119> Kinesiology Activities.
      Activities can include special or unique areas as instructors are available. This will include those activities which are not offered on a regular basis including aerobic dance, aquatic exercise, etc. Credit 1.
    • KIN 230 <KINE 2330> First Aid: Red Cross and Instructor’s Course.
       A course for those who wish to acquire a knowledge of Red Cross emergency and preventive measures. Successful completion leads to CPR and first aid certification. Students may become instructors through additional American Red Cross training. (Also listed as HED 230 <HLTH 2330>.) Credit 3.
    • KIN 233 Honors Fitness for Living.
       This course will substitute for HON 215 for students in the Honors Program. Specific topics include flexibility, muscular strength, muscular endurance, nutrition, weight control and theories of obesity, ergogenic aids, date rape, sexually transmitted diseases, Title IX, sexual harassment, message, care and prevention of athletic injuries and aging. Other content will be presented as time permits. Students will be required to complete a formal research project which will involve data collection and analysis. Credit 3.
    • KIN 263 <KINE 2363> Motor Development.
       This course investigates theories of motor learning and motor development of children, K-6. Special emphasis is placed upon sequential motor development patterns, the needs, interests, and abilities of the child in relation to physical, social, mental and emotional domains. Opportunities are provided to work with elementary school children in guiding their perceptual-motor learning and development. Credit 3.
    • KIN 265 <KINE 2365> Coaching of Track And Baseball or Softball.
      This course includes a study of the skills and techniques used in coaching baseball/softball and track and field in the schools. The skills and techniques are demonstrated and performed on the baseball/softball field and track. Credit 3.
    • KIN 266 <KINE 2366> Coaching of Football.
      The latest techniques of offensive and defensive football are stressed with emphasis on the problems that will confront high school coaches. Some techniques are demonstrated and performed on the football field. Credit 3.
    • KIN 267 <KINE 2367> Coaching of Basketball.
      A study is made of the fundamental preparation, operation, expertise and management necessary to coach and conduct a basketball program. Credit 3.
    • KIN 268 <KINE 2368> Coaching of Volleyball.
      A study is made of the individual fundamentals, strategy, scouting, practice preparation and administrative duties associated with coaching a volleyball program. Credit 3.
    • KIN 288 <KINE 2388> Officiating Sports.
      This course includes a study of the rules, interpretations, and the mechanics of officiating. The course is designed to develop the skills and knowledge required in the officiating of football, basketball, baseball, soccer, track and field, and other interscholastic sports. Credit 3.
    • KIN 362 <KINE 3362> Biomechanics.
      A study of human motion in two broad areas: the neurological and mechanical aspects of human movement, as well as muscle structure and functions. Application of these two areas to motor skills analysis is emphasized. Prerequisite: BIO 245 <BIOL 2401> or 341 <3410>. Credit 3.
    • KIN 363 <KINE 3363> Assessment in Kinesiology.
      This course presents information on the construction and administration of tests evaluating fitness and motor skills used in sports. Issues in grading and evaluation are also addressed. Previously KIN 321. Prerequisite: Junior standing. Credit. 3.
    • KIN 364 <KINE 3364> Motor Learning.
       This class explores the processes involved in the acquisition of motor actions. Emphasis is placed on how teachers can apply theoretical concepts to more effectively structure their classes. Previously KIN 322. Prerequisite: Junior standing. Credit 3.
    • KIN 368 <KINE 3368> Motor Programming.
      This course includes a study of motor programming with special focus on the child, his/her needs and abilities, and the administration, organization, evaluation, and implementation of sequential motor programs which enhance motor development. Credit 3.
    • KIN 369 <KINE 3369> Therapeutic Modalities of Athletic Training.
      A study of the theories and principles involved in the use of therapeutic modalities in treating injuries to the physically active, providing students with the necessary skills and theoretical knowledge to formulate treatment plans for injuries. Prerequisites: KIN 370 <KINE 3370>. Credit 3.
    • KIN 370 <KINE 3370> Prevention and Care of Injuries.
      This course includes instruction and laboratory work in the care and prevention of injuries. It is designed to meet the needs of the athletic coach and physical education teacher. Prerequisite: Junior standing in Kinesiology or permission of the instructor, and BIO 245 <BIOL 2401> or 341 <BIOL 3410>. Credit 3.
    • KIN 372 <KINE 3372> Team and Individual/Dual Sport Skill Analysis.
       This course will introduce the instructional process of analyzing and sequencing skill components and performance techniques found within team and individual/dual sports. The course is designed to allow the student to engage in individual and cooperative teaching experiences that utilize multiple instructional strategies. The student will investigate the process of a task analysis and other skill sequencing experiences. Aspects of lesson progression and construction will be incorporated throughout the course while maintaining a focus on motor skill acquisition. PrerequisitesKIN 364 <KINE 3364> and three from KIN 110 <KINE 1110> (tennis/badminton), 113 <1113>, 115 <1115>, 211 <2111>, 213 <2113> and 214 <2114>. Credit 3.
    • KIN 373 <KINE 3373> Physiology of Exercise.
      This course is designed to develop an understanding of the manner in which the body reacts to the exacting requirements of activity and exercise. Prerequisite: Junior standing. Credit 3.
    • KIN 375 <KINE 3375> Teaching Secondary Physical Education.
       This course examines the designing of physical education programs, teaching of physical education programs, analysis of student performance in a physical education program, and implementation of a physical education program at the secondary level. Opportunities are provided to work with physical education students in the secondary setting. Prerequisite: Junior standing. Credit 3.
    • KIN 378 <KINE 3378> Administration of Kinesiology and Recreation.
      The purpose of this course will be to examine management theory and practice related to the sport industry. In addition, a variety of specializations associated with the field of sport management will be examined to help the student garner a better understanding of available career opportunities in this sector of business. The application of concepts to scholastic programs will also be discussed. Prerequisite: 18 hours in Kinesiology. Credit 3.
    • KIN 388 <KINE 3388> Sports in Contemporary Society.
      A study is made of sport and its impact upon society. Credit 3.
    • KIN 417 <KINE 4117> Practicum in Kinesiology.
      A course in which students serve as interns in a laboratory situation where emphasis is placed upon teaching skills. This provides a qualified student with an opportunity to gain teaching experience. Prerequisite: Permission of department chair. Credit 1.
    • KIN 430 <KINE 4330> History and Philosophy of American Physical Education and Sport.
       This course provides a historical and philosophical survey of the events which have influenced the exercise and sporting practices of contemporary American society. The focus is on the development of physical education, exercise, sport, dance, and the Olympic movement with interpretations and analyses of these events. Prerequisite: Senior standing. Credit 3.
    • KIN 435 <KINE 4335> Psychology of Coaching.
      This course deals with understanding of the psychological make-up of the athlete. It explores traditional myths, syndromes and stumbling blocks facing the modern day athlete and how these may be overcome. The course will focus on the dynamics of the coach/athlete relationship. Credit 3.
    • KIN 463 <KINE 4363> Laboratory Experiences in the Motor Domain.
      This course is concerned with a study of fine and gross-motor activities and developmental progressions of pre-school children. Opportunities are given for field-based experiences in teaching children motor skills. Prerequisite: KIN 368 <KINE 3368>. Credit 3.
    • KIN 469 <KINE 4369> Adaptive Kinesiology.
      A study of the special needs of handicapped individuals with emphasis on the adaptations of activities for them in a program of kinesiology. Credit 3.
    • KIN 473 <KINE 4373> Advanced Topics in Physiology of Exercise.
      This course bridges the gap between basic undergraduate and graduate physiology of exercise. Selected topics will include: perceived exertion, biorhythms, mood elevation and exercise, interval training, periodization, LBW gain, somatotyping, effects of high altitude, blood doping, ergogenic aids, vegetarian diets, pregnancy and exercise, theories of obesity and endocrine functioning. Other topics will be presented as time permits. Prerequisite: KIN 373 <KINE 3373>. Credit 3.
    • KIN 477 <KINE 4377> Principles of Exercise Testing and Prescription.
      This course is designed to provide the student with the theoretical background and practical experience necessary for the safe and scientific evaluation of physical fitness, particularly as it relates to health and disease and the development of programs for remediation, maintenance and enhancement of motor and health-related qualities. Prerequisite: KIN 373 <KINE 3373>. Credit 3.
    • KIN 492 <KINE 4392> Problems in Kinesiology.
      A directed individual study of an approved problem related to the field of kinesiology. Prerequisites: 9 advanced hours in Kinesiology and permission of the department chair. Credit 3.
    • KIN 493 <KINE 4393> Principles and Practices of Adult Fitness Management.
       This course is designed to provide the student with the theoretical background and practical experience necessary for a successful internship experience. Prerequisite: Senior standing. Credit 3.
    • KIN 494 <KINE 4394> Internship.
      This course provides the study with opportunities to demonstrate competencies developed in previous courses by working in an agency under the supervision of a qualified practitioner. Prerequisites: Senior standing and KIN 493 <KINE 4393> or HED 493 <HLTH 4393>. Credit 3.

    Library Science

    • LS 361 <LSSL 3361> Literature And Related Materials For Children.
      The historical development, critical analysis, and selection of materials for children. Identification and use of folklore, poetry, imaginative, realistic and informational literature. Stresses developmental needs of children including those of various ethnic groups. Emphasis on motivational techniques. Writing Enhanced. Credit 3. Prerequisite: Must have junior standing or above.
    • LS 362 <LSSL 3362> Literature And Related Materials For Young Adults.
      Selection of literature approved selection tools, the preparation of bibliographies, oral and written reports, book talks, critical evaluations annotations, and the sharing of reading experiences. Stresses developmental needs of young adults. Emphasis on motivational techniques. Writing Enhanced. Credit 3. Prerequisite: Must have junior standing or above.
    • LS 363 <LSSL 3363> Survey Of Juvenile Literature.
       Designed to acquaint students with the selection, critical analysis, and historical development of literature for children and young adults. Emphasis will be placed on selecting materials which meet the needs and interest of children and young adults, identifying techniques and strategies which will motivate ALL children and young adults to read and respond to literature, and developing critical abilities for evaluating literature and related materials for children and young adults. A strong multicultural element will also be a part of this course. Writing Enhanced. Credit 3. Prerequisite: Must have junior standing or above.
    • <LSSL 4110>Library Science Workshop.
       This course deals with current topics in school libraries. One semester hour is earned and the course may be repeated for a maximum of three hours. NOTE: Maximum of three hours workshop coursework allowed in a student’s program. Credit 1.

    Mass Communication

    • MCM 130 <MCOM 1330> Mass Communication and Society.
      This course will survey the history and theory of mass media in American society with an emphasis on issues in broadcast television, cable television, and print journalism. Topics addressed include the impact of the printing press; evolution of print media, telegraph, film camera, and wireless technologies; structure of contemporary media industries; influence of advertisers, regulatory agencies, and ratings services; production, distribution, and syndication systems; social influence and personal use of mass media content. Credit 3.
    • MCM 132 <MCOM 1332> Writing for Mass Media.
      Designed to introduce writing for media across a wide spectrum of disciplines, this course will provide hands-on practice in basic writing skills for news, broadcast, the web, and public relations. Emphasis is placed on the enhancement of language and grammar skills. Prerequisite: ‘C’ in ENG 164 <ENGL 1301> or equivalent. Credit 3.
    • MCM 330 <MCOM 3330> Information Analysis.
      This class summarizes and offers practical strategies for gathering, interpreting, and presenting data related to the practice of journalism and media research. Students will be introduced to information-gathering methods, including direct interviewing, questioning techniques, electronic document retrieval and manipulation, database management, and Internet skills. Prerequisite: MCM 132 <MCOM 1332>. Credit 3.
    • MCM 471 <MCOM 4371> Mass Media Law and Ethics.
      This course will examine legal and ethical concepts as they apply to broadcast and cable television, radio, print media, and Internet-based publishing. It will focus on the evolution of the American legal system with specific attention to state statutes, regulatory agencies, ethical issues, and precedent-setting cases as they relate to free speech, open records, privacy, libel, copyright, and obscenity laws. Prerequisites: MCM 130 <MCOM 1330>, Junior standing. Credit 3.
    • MCM 493 <MCOM 4393> Global Media Communication.
      This course studies world media systems in a variety of countries. Emphasis is placed on how history, politics, government, culture, and other social relations influence international media systems, international development projects, and the global flow of information. Prerequisite: Junior standing. Credit 3. Emphasis and Elective Courses
    • MCM 171 <MCOM 1371> Audio Production and Performance.
      This course surveys the mechanics of audio production and the operation of studio equipment. Students study and practice the use of microphone techniques, music, sound effects, and performance. They are introduced to digital audio production and appropriate audio software. Lecture and laboratory projects acquaint students with audio production requirements and responsibilities. Students receive practical hands-on experience with attention to mixing, recording, and editing. Students are expected to produce original content for broadcast on KSHU-FM. Credit 3.
    • MCM 262 <MCOM 2362> News Reporting.
      This course covers theory and practice in writing specialized stories for mass media outlets, including news assignments in public safety, legal issues, government, education, health care, and politics. Emphasis is placed on covering current events. Prerequisite: MCM 330 <MCOM 3330>. Credit 3.
    • MCM 271 <MCOM 2371> Introduction to Visual Communication.
      This course introduces students to the basics of visual image production, focusing on graphic design, creative visualization, video editing, lighting, on-camera performance, and studio producing/directing. Students are expected to produce original content for broadcast on Cable Channel 7. Prerequisite: MCM 171<MCOM 1371>. Credit 3.
    • MCM 282 <MCOM 2382> Desktop Publishing.
      This course introduces students to the principles of design applicable to publications created using desktop publishing software and computer technology. Special attention is given to design principles, typography, layout, and production techniques. Credit 3.
    • MCM 326 <MCOM 3226> Media Practicum.
      Advanced instruction in practice and projects. Students perform assigned work with co-curricular activities (KSHU-FM, Cable Channel 7, The Houstonian, student news, and Priority One PR) in a laboratory environment. Prerequisite for Houstonian: MCM 262 <MCOM 2362>. Credit 1 or 2.
    • MCM 332 <MCOM 3332> Analysis of Electronic Media.
      This course examines the central role of the electronic media in American society with an emphasis on critical-cultural analysis of industry processes and various forms of media content. Students learn to write critical analyses of issues related to the print, film, and digital media. The emphasis in this course is primarily on television’s industrial practices, narrative strategies, and social influence. Prerequisites: MCM 130 <MCOM 1330> and Junior standing. Credit 3.
    • MCM 360 <MCOM 3360> Specialized Writing.
      This course will cover study and practice in writing for mass media in specialized areas. Emphasis is on developing a level of writing suitable for publication. Course may be repeated as topics vary. Prerequisites: MCM 132 <MCOM 1332>, 6 hours of ENG <ENGL>. Credit 3.
    • MCM 362 <MCOM 3362> Mass Media Messages and Effects.
      This course explores mass communication theory, focusing on social-behavioral and critical-cultural approaches. It emphasizes how the same issues (e.g. media violence) recur over time and how ideas about media have changed as new media technologies have emerged. Prerequisites: MCM 130 <MCOM 1330> and Junior standing. Credit 3.
    • MCM 364 <MCOM 3364> News Editing.
      This course focuses on the editor’s functions in handling news copy from writing to the printed page or script with emphasis on writing quality and new technologies of production. Content includes copy editing and headline writing, computers as tools of the trade, picture cropping, caption writing, working with wire service copy, typography, and graphics. Prerequisite: MCM 262 <MCOM 2362>. Credit 3.
    • MCM 371 <MCOM 3371> Advanced Audio Production.
      This course presents advanced concepts in audio and radio recording and editing. Students are expected to produce original content for broadcast on KSHU-FM. Prerequisite: MCM 171 <MCOM 1371> Credit 3.
    • MCM 372 <MCOM 3372> Single Camera and Non-linear Editing.
      This course teaches pre-production, field production, and post-production techniques. Elements include field camera setup and operation, remote lighting, remote sound, and basic continuity editing with an emphasis on underlying principles of video technology. Students are expected to produce original content for broadcast on Cable Channel 7. Prerequisite: MCM 171<MCOM 1371>, MCM 271<MCOM 2371>. Credit 3.
    • MCM 373 <MCOM 3373> TV Studio Production.
      [3373] This course covers fundamentals of video production in a studio environment, including pre-production, in-studio production, and in-studio direction. Students will become familiar with the functions and responsibilities of the production crew, studio environment, and studio equipment. Emphasis is given to multiple camera techniques in studio production. Students are expected to produce original content for broadcast on Cable Channel 7. Prerequisites: MCM 171<MCOM 1371>, MCM 271<MCOM 2371>, and Junior or Senior standing. Credit 3.
    • MCM 374 <MCOM 3374> Broadcast Journalism.
      This class emphasizes the theory, techniques, and practice of television journalism. Emphasis is on writing and editing news copy and honing style and content skills appropriate for effective broadcast news writing. MCM 374 <MCOM 3374> also requires production of broadcast news content and involves discussion of current issues facing broadcast journalists. Students are expected to produce original content for broadcast on Cable Channel 7. Prerequisites: MCM 132 <MCOM 1332>, MCM 372 <MCOM 3372>. Credit 3.
    • MCM 375 <MCOM 3375> Scriptwriting.
      This course emphasizes the study of style, format, principles, and techniques of writing for radio, TV, and feature film. The process of writing fiction and non-fiction will examine the development of the script from research to marketing. Students will learn techniques for writing promotional scripts, public service announcements, documentary scripts, film scripts, and television scripts. Prerequisite: MCM 132 <MCOM 1332>. Credit 3.
    • MCM 378 <MCOM 3378> Media Program Planning & Scripting.
      This course emphasizes the study of legal clearances, budgeting, funding, resource management, and scheduling as these activities relate to radio and television production. Prerequisite: Junior standing. Credit 3.
    • MCM 379 <MCOM 3379> Multi-Camera Field Production.
      This course emphasizes the techniques and approaches to multi-camera directing and production. MCM 379 <MCOM 3379> will train students in various remote production contexts, including sports, dance, music, and special events coverage. Students are expected to produce original content for broadcast on Cable Channel 7. Prerequisites: MCM 373 <MCOM 3373>. Credit 3.
    • MCM 380 <MCOM 3380> Broadcast & Cable Programming.
      This course examines principles of audience analysis, program appeal, and targeted demographics. MCM 380 <MCOM 3380> will also assess audience ratings and research, scheduling strategies, advertising influence, and mass media industry practices. Prerequisite: Junior standing. Credit 3.
    • MCM 381 <MCOM 3381> Principles of Public Relations.
       This course examines principles of public relations, sales promotions, direct marketing, and online communication with emphasis on the way organizations promote their products and images to their publics. The traits of leadership, crisis management, and ethics will be explored. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Credit 3.
    • MCM 383 <MCOM 3383> Writing for Public Relations.
      This course examines the process of communicating to persuade and inform. Students learn the techniques of strategic thinking and practice writing for advertising and promotions, news media, and special audience materials, such as newsletters, brochures, and catalogues. Online communications for internal and external audiences will also be explored. Prerequisite: MCM 132 <MCOM 1332>. Credit 3.
    • MCM 385<MCOM 3385>Advanced Writing for PR &h; Adv..
      This course emphasizes the strategic, goal-oriented mission of high-quality media writing. Using a multidisciplinary and multimedia approach, students will learn to write successful and strategically for public relations, advertising, sales, marketing, and business communications formats. Prerequisites: CRIJ 2361, CRIJ 2362. Credits 3.
    • MCM 386 <MCOM 3386> Media Sales.
      This course provides the basic tools relevant to the media salesperson in today’s marketplace. Students develop accounts and design sales campaigns specifically for the mass media. Prerequisites: Junior standing. Credit 3.
    • MCM 388 <MCOM 3388> Media Marketing and Promotions.
      This course provides students with an overview of marketing strategies used by mass media companies. MCM 388 <MCOM 3388> examines media marketing, market surveys, advertising, content promotion, and public relations as efforts to create and support customer bases and maintain goodwill. Students have the opportunity to create model marketing strategies. Special attention is paid to industry changes and professional ethics. Prerequisite: Junior standing. Credit 3.
    • MCM 465 <MCOM 4365> Online Journalism.
      Students use techniques drawn from various media and forms of writing to produce well-designed, effective communication packages for online distribution. Students integrate written material, video, sound, and graphics into a multimedia online publication. Prerequisite: Junior standing, MCM 330 <MCOM 3330> and Junior standing. Credit 3.
    • MCM 466 <MCOM 4366> Changing Roles of Mass Media.
      This course offers assessments of professional and industry trends, regulatory practices, socio-economic developments, and technological innovations that influence the institutions and traditions of the American mass media. Emphasis is placed on the changing roles of media and the impact of new communications technologies. Prerequisite: Junior standing. Credit 3.
    • MCM 470 <MCOM 4370> TV News Producing and Reporting.
       This course offers advanced instruction and practice in student-produced TV newscasts. Students are assigned duties for producing a newscast once a week, as well as gathering, shooting, writing, and editing TV news. Students are expected to produce original content for broadcast on Cable Channel 7. Prerequisite: MCM 374 <MCOM 3374>, Credit 3.
    • MCM 472 <MCOM 4372> Single Camera and Non-linear Editing II.
      This course is the continuation of Single Camera and Non-linear Editing I with an emphasis on the aesthetic applications of digital editing and visual story-telling. Students are expected to produce original content for broadcast on Cable Channel 7. Prerequisite: MCM 372<MCOM 3372>. Credit 3.
    • MCM 473W <MCOM 4373W> Advanced Production.
      This course requires students to assume the primary responsibility, under faculty supervision, of creating and producing programming for Cable Channel 7. This course will also develop portfolio material for graduating students. Prerequisite: MCM 372 <MCOM 3372>, MCM 373<MCOM 3373>. Credit 3.
    • MCM 477 <MCOM 4377> Media Management.
      This course surveys problems and management responsibilities faced by broadcast station managers and/or newspaper and magazine publishers. Topics include required reports (FCC, FTC), financial demands, personnel organization, management theory, public service, and fiduciary responsibilities, and the challenges involved in operating a profitable media outlet. Prerequisite: Junior standing. Credit 3.
    • MCM 480 <MCOM 4380> Campaigns and Promotions for Public Relations.
      This course emphasizes integration of theory, research, and communication techniques for implementing and evaluating public relations campaigns. Focus on creative strategies and media planning, target analysis and buying tactics. Students research, develop, and present an integrated communication plan. Prerequisites: MCM 381 <MCOM 3381>, MCM 383<MCOM 3383>, MCM 483 <MCOM 4383>. Credit 3.
    • MCM 482 <MCOM 4382> Case Studies in Public Relations.
      This course uses a case study approach to explore managerial goal setting, strategic thinking, budgeting, and working with clients. Successful problem solving, critical thinking, and leadership styles will be examined in depth. Prerequisite: MCM 381 <MCOM 3381> or Senior standing. Credit 3.
    • MCM 483 <MCOM 4383> Communication Research Methods.
      This course introduces students to the history and application of research methods, both quantitative and qualitative, that are employed in commercial media markets and academic environments to assess media audiences, media content, and media use. Topics addressed include survey methods, content analysis, experimental research, ethnographic and critical research, research ethics, and statistical analysis. Special attention will be devoted to research in print and electronic media. Prerequisites: MCM 330 <MCOM 3330> and Junior standing. Credit 3.
    • MCM 491 <MCOM 4391> History and Theory of Communication Technologies.
      This course examines the history of communication technologies and the theories of technological change, specifically comparing the impact of the printing press, telegraph, film, radio, and television technologies to the impact of the Internet. Emphasis will be on theories of innovation, the integration of new technologies into contemporary society, and hands-on use of the Internet for research, classroom presentations, and group discussions. Prerequisites:CM 330 and Junior standing, Credit 3.
    • MCM 498 <MCOM 4398> Professional Internship.
        On-the-job application of skills and knowledge learned in the classroom for students who have completed their sophomore year, completed appropriate courses, and achieved an acceptable GPA. Internships may be with print media, electronic media, agencies, institutions, businesses, non-profit groups, or government agencies. Prerequisites: Junior standing, permission of the Internship Coordinator; MCM majors only. Credit 3.
    • MCM 499 <MCOM 4399> Directed Study in Mass Communication.
      This course provides an opportunity to conduct supervised investigation in an area of special interest. This course is designed specifically for advanced students who are capable of independent research and/or creative activity. Prerequisites: Junior standing, 9 hours advanced MCM credits; acceptable GPA; permission of department chair. This course may not be used to replace a required course. Credit 3.

    Management

    • MGT 374 <MGMT 3330> Human Resource Management.
      Personnel policies and administration, job classification and analysis, wage plans and employment procedure, employment interviewing and testing, employee training and evaluation, labor turnover, and legislation affecting labor problems are studied. Prerequisites: MGT 380 <MGMT 3310>. Credit 3.
    • MGT 380 <MGMT 3310> Principles Of Management.
      This course is concerned with the principles and methods used in managing and operating organizations, both domestically and abroad. Course coverage includes analysis of the organization’s environment and the managerial functions of planning, organizing, leading, motivating, and controlling. Prerequisites:ACC 231 <ACCT 2301> and ECO 234 <ECON 2301>. Credit 3.
    • MGT 381 <MGMT 3320> Organizational Behavior.
      Advanced study of individual and group behavior in organizations and how it affects the achievement of organizational objectives. Prerequisite: MGT 380 <MGMT 3310>. Credit 3.
    • MGT 382<MGMT 3327>Management of Innovation & Technology.
       This course addresses issues concerning the management of innovation and technology such as developing creative potential in individual and organizations and the management of creative employee. Topics will include the importance of innovation and technology to business and society, forecasting for innovation and technology, the value of creation, types of innovation, and the role technology plays in innovation. Prerequisites: MGT 380 <MGMT 3310>. Credit 3.
    • MGT 383 <MGMT 3345> New Product and Technology Commercialization.
       This course addresses the issues of formulation, financing and operations of bringing new products to market. The course will include a group term project designed to teach the students the process of commercializing new products. Topics will include environmental screening, developing and testing the concept of the product, funding, patents and copyrights. Prerequisites: MGT 380 <MGMT 3310> Credit 3.
    • MGT 385 <MGMT 3350> Services Marketing Management.
      This course examines the characteristics of the service domain. The planning, organization, production, and marketing of quality services will be the focus of the course. Prerequisites: MGT 380 <MGMT 3310> and MKT 371 <MKTG 3310>. Credit 3.
    • MGT 430 <MGMT 4380> Problems In Management.
      The credit in this course varies according to the work performed. The student may pursue special studies for which a special course is not organized. Prerequisites: 30 hours in Business and Economics and consent of the instructor. This course may be taken for the Academic Distinction Program. Credit 1, 2, or 3.
    • MGT 434 <MGMT 4310> Small Business Development.
      A comprehensive study of all areas of operations and management of the small business enterprise. Topics covered include: ownership form, site analysis, planning, organizing, staffing, financial control, inventory control, and marketing tactics. Prerequisite: MGT 380 <MGMT 3310>. Credit 3.
    • MGT 460 International Field Studies in Management.
       Directed studies of organizational behavior, managerial functions, entrepreneurship, and small business in a study abroad program. Credit 3.
    • MGT 471 <MGMT 4340> International Management And Marketing.
      A study of the decisions that managers must make in the planning, organizing, and operating of companies in cross-cultural environments. Prerequisite: MGT 380 <MGMT 3310>, MKT 371 <MKTG 3310>.. Credit 3.
    • MGT 472 <MGMT 4330> Compensation.
      A study of the design and functioning of the entire compensation system with emphasis on wage and salary determination, individual and group incentives, employee benefits, and non-economic rewards. Prerequisite: MGT 380 <MGMT 3310>. Credit 3.
    • MGT 474 <MGMT 4365> Service Operations Management . This course addresses issues pertaining to the operations function within service organizations competing in a global environment. The relationship of operations to other organizational functions will be investigated. Topics include understanding services, new service development, service quality, process improvement, location decisions, capacity planning, waiting lines,  forecasting, inventory management, and service supply relationships. Prerequisites: MGT 380 <MGMT 3310>, BAN 383 <BANA 3360>.   Credit 3.
    • MGT 475 <MGMT 4370> Operations Management.
      This course addresses issues pertaining to the operations function within manufacturing and service firms competing in a global environment. The relationship of operations to other organizational functions will be investigated. Topics include decision making, project management, forecasting, capacity planning, facilities design and location, process and product design, inventory management, and quality assurance. Prerequisites: MGT 380 <MGMT 3380>, BAN 363 <BANA 3360>. Credit 3.
    • MGT 476 <MGMT 4390> Strategic Management And Policy.
      The evaluation of external environmental factors and internal organizational strengths and weaknesses for the purpose of formulating organization strategies. Prerequisites: MGT 380 <MGMT 3380>, MKT 371 <MKTG 3310>, FIN 367 <FINC 3320>, and senior standing. Credit 3.
    • MGT 477 <MGMT 4360> Supply Chain Management.
      A study of the marketing channels of distribution and the management of the integrated supply chain for products and services. The course addresses both upstream (suppliers) and downstream (channels of distribution) organizational members. Topics include purchasing, supplier selection/development, inter-organizational information systems, risk management, physical distribution, logistics, warehousing, channel relationships, and inventory management. Prerequisites: BAN 232 <BANA 2372>, MGT 380 <MGMT 3310>, MKT 371 <MKGT 3310>. Credit 3.
    • MGT 478 <MGMT 4335> Management And Labor Relations.
       A study of the legal perimeter of management labor relations, the collective bargaining process, and problems of union contract compliance. Prerequisites: MGT 380 <MGMT 3310>. Credit 3.
    • MGT 479 <MGMT 4355> Human Resource Development.
      Provides an overview of the training discipline, identifies current issues for researchers and practitioners, and highlights coming changes in the work place and their impact on training and development in organizations. Prerequisite: MGT 380 <MGMT 3380>. Credit 3.
    • MGT 480 <MGMT 4345> Social Responsibility Of Management.
      A study of the role business plays in our society and the obligations and responsibility it has to society. The course examines the ethical, environmental, and cultural implications of industrial/technological societies and their history. Prerequisites: MGT 380 <MGMT 3380>. Credit 3.
    • MGT 481 <MGMT 4375> Quality Management.
      A study of current topics in quality assurance management to include total quality control, statistical quality control, statistical process control, quality circles, and Deming’s methods. Emphasis will be placed on the systems approach to quality assurance. Prerequisites: MGT 475 <MGMT 4370> and BAN 363 <BANA 3363>. Credit 3.
    • MGT 482 <MGMT 4350> Project Management.
       This course focuses on the planning, implementation, and control of projects. Coverage will include the nine knowledge areas and lifecycle of projects. The appropriate intellectual foundation will be established so that students can work, individually and in teams to solve project related problems. Prerequisites:MGT 380 <MGMT 3380>, BAN 363 <BANA 3363>. Credit 3.

    Management Information Systems Course Descriptions

    • MIS 291 <MGIS 2320> Business Systems Implementation.
      An introduction to the implementation of common business applications using current visual application development platforms. Basic structured and object-oriented analysis and construction techniques are taught in the context of the creation of business-oriented systems. Prerequisites: CS 133 <CSTE 1330> or GBA 180 <BAUD 1305>, and MTH 199 <MATH 1324>. Credit 3.
    • MIS 379 <MGIS 3360> Systems Analysis and Design.
      A first course describing the methods for analyzing information needs and designing, evaluating, and implementing computer-based information systems. Special attention is given to both structured and adaptive techniques for analysis and design. Basic structured and object-oriented analysis and construction techniques are taught in the context of the creation of business-oriented systems. Prerequisite: MIS 390 <MGIS 330>. Credit 3.
    • MIS 388 <MGIS 3310> Management Information Systems.
      This course is designed to be an introduction to the management and use of information systems in organizations. Material presented is selected to increase the student’s literacy in this rapidly changing field, including commonly used acronyms and emerging technologies. Organizational applications of information systems will be discussed for all functional areas of the firm. Prerequisites: Passing score on College of Business Administration administered computer competency exam or GBA 180 <BAUD 1305>, CS 133 <CSTE 1330>. Credit 3.
    • MIS 390 <MGIS 3330> Business Database Management.
      Introduction to databases. Entity-relationship modeling and normalization are studied and applied in order to create an organizational database. Students will become better computer users, who are more knowledgeable about the uses of databases in solving business problems, and learning a new way to think about business and its information needs. Prerequisite: Junior standing.
    • MIS 430 <MGIS 4380> Problems in Management Information Systems.
      The credit in this course varies according to the work performed. The student may pursue studies for which a special course is not organized. Credit 1, 2, or 3.
    • MIS 431 <MGIS 4320> Electronic Commerce Implementation.
      An introduction to the implementation of common business applications for electronic commerce using Internet related technologies. The basics of Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), Common Gateway Interfaces (CGI), Java, and other current technologies will be covered in the context of electronic commerce applications on the Internet. Prerequisites: MIS 390 <MGIS 3330> and MIS 291 <MGIS 2320>. Credit 3.
    • MIS 438 <MGIS 4385> Advances in Information Systems.
      A study of emerging information technologies. Class participants will learn about the technical fundamentals and business applications associated with information technologies. Prerequisite: MIS 390 <MGIS 3330>. Credit 3
    • MIS 480 <MGIS 4360> Design and Implementation ERP Systems.
      This course builds on knowledge acquired in the Systems Analysis and Design class ( MIS 379). This class studies the types of issues that managers will need to consider in implementing cross-functional integrated systems. We will examine the general nature of enterprise computing, re-engineering principles and the technical foundations of client/server systems and enterprise information architectures. We will also look at the different types of enterprise information systems, primarily SAP R/3. Topics include the tools and methodology, modules, processes, and industry initiatives. Prerequisite: MIS 379 <MGIS 2320>. Credit 3.
    • MIS 485 <MGIS 4350> Business Network Management.
      Presentation of current and emerging telecommunications services and networking technologies with emphasis on their strengths, limitations, and business applications. Practical aspects of installing and managing networks within business organizations. Commonly used network media, operating systems, LAN and WAN technologies, inter-networking approaches and media will be presented. Prerequisites: MIS 390 <MGIS 3330> and MIS 291 <MGIS 2320>. Credit 3.
    • MIS 490 <MGIS 4330> Business Database Management II.
      This course provides strategies and techniques that give students knowledge and skills for database development, design, and implementation in a multi-user business environment using Oracle DBMS software. The course covers relational database technology and focuses on design of database applications. Case studies will be used to illustrate the use of database systems for strategic and operational decision making. Emerging technologies and their applications will be covered. Students will get hands-on experience with state-of-the-art commercial relational and object-oriented database technology and learn to use SQL. Prerequisite: MIS 390 <MGMS 330>. Credit: 3.

  • Marketing

    • MKT 371 <MKTG 3310> Principles of Marketing.
       This course includes marketing functions, transportation, assembling, storage, trade channels, cost, co-operative marketing, trade association, market analysis, marketing structures and agencies, types of middlemen, international marketing, and current marketing practices. Prerequisite: ACC 231 <ACCT 2301> and ECO 233 <ECON 2302>. Credit 3.
    • MKT 382 <MKTG 3330> Sales Management.
      A study of the Selling process and the principles involved in the managing of the selling function. Provides an overview of the field of sales management and the role of the sales manager. Prerequisites: MKT 371 <MKTG 3310>. Credit 3.
    • MKT 383 <MKTG 3335> Retailing.
      This course includes the evolution of retailing, the scope of retailing, store location, store layout, organization, the customer, buying markets, receiving and marketing merchandise, mark-up, stock control, merchandise plan, fashions, retail credit, accounting, insurance, and sales promotion. Prerequisite: MKT 371<MKTG 3310>. Credit 3.
    • MKT 378 <MKTG 3320> Consumer Behavior.
      A study of consumer decision-making processes in marketing and the factors that influence these processes. Prerequisite: MKT 371 <MKTG 3310>. Credit 3.
    • MKT 385 <MKTG 3350> Services Marketing Management.
      This course examines the characteristics of the service domain. The planning, organization, production, and marketing of quality services will be the focus of the course. Prerequisites: MGT 380 <MGMT 3310> and MKT 371 <MKTG 3310>.Credit 3.
    • MKT 387 <MKTG 3360> Supply Chain Management.
      A study of the marketing channels of distribution and the management of the integrated supply chain for products and services. The course addresses both upstream (suppliers) and downstream (channels of distribution) organizational members. Topics include purchasing, supplier selection/development, inter-organizational information systems, risk management, physical distribution, logistics, warehousing, channel relationships, and inventory management. Prerequisite: BAN 232 <BANA 2372>, MGT 380 <MGMT 3380>, MKT 371 <MKTG 3310>. Credit 3.
    • MKT 389 <MKTG 3370> Marketing Communication and Promotional Strategy.
      A study of contemporary issues in marketing communications. An examination of how the elements of the promotional mix, with emphasis on advertising, are used to develop effective marketing strategies. Prerequisite: MKT 371 <MKTG 3310>. Credit 3.
    • MKT 430 <MKTG 4380> Problems in Marketing.
      The credit in this course varies according to the work performed. The student may pursue special studies for which a special course is not organized. Prerequisites: 30 hours in Business and Economics and consent of the instructor. This course may be taken for the Academic Distinction Program. Credit 1, 2, or 3.
    • MKT 471 <MKTG 4340> International Management and Marketing.
      Surveys the economic, cultural and political foundations of international marketing systems, the foreign consumer, product policies, and distributional structures as well as the promotional and marketing research phases of foreign operations. Available to business majors only. Prerequisite: MKT 371 <MKTG 3310>, MGT 380 <MGMT 3310>. Credit 3.
    • MKT 472 <MKTG 4350> Marketing Research.
      The study of methods of collecting and analyzing information to be used in determining marketing strategy and making marketing decisions. Available to business majors only. Prerequisites: MKT 371 <MKTG 3310>, BAN 363 <BANA 3363>. Credit 3.
    • MKT 473 <MKTG 4390> Strategic Marketing Management.
      Application of managerial principles in the development and execution of marketing strategy. Available to business majors only. Prerequisite: MGT 380 <MGMT 3310> and MKT 371 <MKTG 3310> plus six additional hours of marketing. Credit 3.

    Mathematics

    • NOTE: TSI requirements for mathematics courses are located in the online Schedule of Classes. These requirements are in addition to any prerequisites listed below.
    • MTH 031D <MATH 0331> Developmental Mathematics I.
       This course deals with fundamental operations involving whole numbers, fractions, decimals and percents, ratio and proportion, interpretation of graphs, geometry, and introductory algebra including axioms and properties of the real number system, fundamental operations involving algebraic expressions, first and second degree equations and inequalities in one unknown. Credit in this course may not be applied toward graduation or classification of students by hours completed.
    • MTH 032D <MATH 0332> Developmental Mathematics II.
       This course covers products and factoring of polynomials, algebraic fractions, exponents and radicals, quadratic equations, functions and graphs, applications and systems of equations. Credit in this course may not be applied toward graduation or classification of students by hours completed.
    • <MATH 1410> Elementary Functions.
      Elementary Functions and their applications, including topics from algebra, trigonometry and analytic geometry, are used to assist in the algebraic and graphical description of the following elementary functions: polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions.  Prerequisite: THEA score of 270 or permission of instruction.
    • MTH 142,143, 244    Calculus I, II, III.
      This sequence of courses is a unified introduction to the fundamental concepts, skills, and applications of calculus and analytic geometry.
    • MTH 142 <MATH 1420>   Calculus I.
       Topics include limits and continuity, the derivative, techniques for differentiation of algebraic, logarithmic, exponential and trigonometric functions, applications of the derivative and anti-differentiation, definite integral, Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Prerequisite: <MATH 1410> with a grade of C or better. Credit 4.
    • MTH 143 <MATH 1430>   Calculus II.
      Topics include the definite integral and its applications, techniques of integration, improper integrals, Taylor’s formula and infinite series. Prerequisite: MTH 142 <MATH 1420> with a grade of C or better. Credit 4.
    • MTH 163 <MATH 1316>   Plane Trigonometry.
      Topics include coordinate systems, circular functions, solutions of triangles, identities, trigonometric equations, and inverse functions. Prerequisites: THEA score of 270 or its equivalent. Credit 3.
    • MTH 164 <MATH 1332>   College Mathematics.
      This course is designed to meet the objectives of Component area 2 of the core curriculum for non-business and non-science related majors. Topics may include sets, counting principles, probability, logic, linear algebra, linear programming, mathematics of finance, geometry, and calculus. Applications are emphasized. Prerequisites: THEA score of 270 or its equivalent.   Credit 3.
    • MTH 169 <MATH 1369>   Elementary Statistics.
      This is a survey course in elementary statistics designed to acquaint students with the role of statistics in society. Coverage includes graphical descriptive methods, measures of central tendency and variation, the basic concepts of statistical inference, the notion of estimators, confidence intervals, and tests of hypotheses. Also offered as STA 169. Prerequisite: THEA score of 270 or its equivalent.  Credit 3.
    • MTH 170 <MATH 1314>   Pre Calculus Algebra.
      Topics include a brief review of introductory algebra, variation, elementary theory of equations, functions (including exponential and logarithmic), inequalities, systems of equations, and other related topics. Prerequisites: THEA score of 270 or its equivalent.  Credit 3.
    • MTH 184 <MATH 1384>   Introduction to the Foundations of Mathematics I.
      Topics include a study of sets, systems of numeration, natural numbers, integers, number theory and rational numbers. Credit in this course is applicable only toward elementary/middle school certification. Prerequisites: THEA score of 270 or its equivalent.  Credit 3.
    • MTH 185 <MATH 1385>   Introduction to the Foundations of Mathematics II.
      Topics include basic notions of Euclidean Geometry in 2 and 3 dimensions, ratio, proportions, percents, decimals, concepts of congruence and similarity, transformational geometry and measurement. Credit in this course is applicable only toward elementary/middle school certification. Prerequisites: MTH 184 <MATH 1384> with a grade of C or better. Credit 3.
    • MTH 199 <MATH 1324>   Mathematics for Managerial Decision Making I.
      Topics include a review of introductory algebra, equations, relations, functions, graphs, linear programming, systems of equations and matrices, and mathematics of finance. Prerequisites: THEA score of 270 or its equivalent.  Credit 3.
    • MTH 244 <MATH 2440>   Calculus III.
      This course includes the study of the calculus of functions of several variables and topics in vector calculus including line and surface integrals, Green’s Theorem, Divergence Theorem, and Stoke’s Theorem. Prerequisite: MTH 143 <MATH 1430> with a grade of C or better. Credit 4
    • MTH 284 <MATH 2384>   Functions and Graphs.
      The emphasis of this course is on functions and their multiple representations including linear, polynomial, logarithmic, exponential and logistic functions. Prerequisite: MTH 185 <MATH 1385> with grade of C or better. This course may be applied only toward middle school teacher certification. Normally offered in the Fall, Spring and Summer . Credit 3.
    • MTH 285 <MATH 2385>   Fundamentals of Calculus.
      This course provides an introduction to the concepts and applications of calculus. This course may be applied only toward middle school teacher certification. Prerequisite: MTH 284 <MATH 2384> with grade of C or better. Normally offered in the Fall, Spring and Summer. Credit 3.
    • MTH 295 <MATH 2395>   Discrete Mathematics.

      This is an applied course in discrete mathematical structures. Topics may include sets, logic, mathematical proof, computational complexity, relations, graphs, trees, boolean algebra, number theory, combinatorics, probability, recurrence relations, and finite state machines. This course is designed for computer science majors, so programming applications will be emphasized. Prerequisite: MTH 142 <MATH 1420> and CS 146 <COSC 1436> with grades of C or better. Credit 3.

    • MTH 299 <MATH 2399> Mathematics for Managerial Decision Making.
      Topics include differential and integral calculus with applications in areas such as business and economics. Prerequisite: MTH 199 <MATH 1324> or 170 <MATH 1314>. Credit 3.
    • MTH 363 <MATH 3363>   Euclidean Geometry.
       This course consists of a modern development of Euclidean geometry and a limited introduction to non-Euclidean geometry. Writing Enhanced. Prerequisite: MTH 364 <MATH 3300> with a grade of C or better. Normally offered in Fall and Summer II. Credit 3.
    • MTH 364 <MATH 3300>   Introduction to Mathematical Thought.
       This course includes an introduction to sets, logic, the axiomatic method and proof. Writing Enhanced. Prerequisite: MTH 143 <MATH 1430> with a grade of C or better. Normally offered in the Fall and Spring. Credit 3.
    • MTH 376 <MATH 3376>   Differential Equations.
       This course, in conjunction with MTH 476, is intended to develop a basic competence in areas of mathematics that are used in solving problems from the physical sciences. This first course emphasizes the general solution of ordinary differential equations, including the Laplace transform and infinite series methods. Prerequisite: MTH 244 <MATH 2440> with a grade of C or better. Normally offered in the Fall. Credit 3.
    • MTH 377 <MATH 3377>   Introduction to Linear Algebra And Matrices.
       Topics include: solving systems of linear equations, fundamental matrix theory (invertibility theorems, determinants), eigenvectors, and properties of linear transformations. Remaining topics are chosen from: Properties of general vector spaces, inner product spaces, and/or diagonalization of symmetric matrices. Prerequisite: MTH 143 with a grade of C or better. . Normally offered in the Fall and Spring. Credit 3.
    • MTH 379 <MATH 3379>   Statistical Methods in Practice.
       Topics include organization and presentation of data, measures of central tendency, dispersion, and position, probability distributions for discrete and continuous random variables, sampling techniques, parameter estimation, and hypothesis testing. Emphasis will be given to the use of statistics packages. Also offered as STA 379. Prerequisites: 3 semester hours of mathematics and consent of instructor. Normally offered in the Fall, Spring, Summer I. Credit 3.
    • <MATH 3380> Historical Perspectives of Math.
      This course is designed to present mathematical topics from a historical perspective.  The number systems and computational methods of past cultures and civilizations are discussed, along with the development of number theory and trigonometry.  Credit in this course is applicable only toward elementrary/middle school teacher certification.  Prerequisite: C or better in MTH 284 <MATH 2384>
    • MTH 381 <MATH 3381>   Introduction to the Foundations of Mathematics III.
      Topics include probability, data analysis, discrete mathematics, and problem solving. Credit in this course is applicable only toward elementary/middle school certification. Prerequisite: C or better in MTH 184. Normally offered in the Fall, Spring and Summer. Credit 3.
    • MTH 382 <MATH 3382>   Foundations of Middle School Mathematics.
      Topics include relations, functions, coordinate geometry, logic, and history of mathematics. Credit in this course is applicable only toward middle school certification. Prerequisite: C or better in MTH 284. Normally offered in the Fall and Spring. Credit 3.
    • MTH 383 <MATH 3383>   Geometric Measure and Transformations.
       Topics included in this course are measurement in one, two, and three dimensions, the metric system, transformational geometry, congruencies, similarities, geometric constructions, and coordinate systems. This course may be applied only toward middle school certification. Prerequisite: C or better in MTH 285. Normally offered in the Fall and Spring of each year and in the Summer of odd numbered years. Credit 3.
    • MTH 384 <MATH 3384>   Foundations of Mathematics.
       This course includes an introduction to logic, concepts of proof, proof techniques, induction, and sets. It may be applied only toward middle school certification. Writing Enhanced. Prerequisite: C or better in MTH 285.   Normally offered in the Fall and Spring and in the Summer of even numbered years. Credit 3.
    • MTH 386 <MATH 3386>   Fundamentals of Probability and Statistics.
       This course provides an introduction to probability, descriptive statistics, and inferential statistics, including regression, confidence intervals, and the construction and interpretation of tables, graphs, and charts. Calculator techniques related to the above topics will be incorporated into the course. This course may be applied only toward middle school certification. Prerequisite: C or better in MTH 285. Normally offered in the Fall and Spring and in the Summer of even numbered years. Credit 3.
    • MTH 387 <MATH 3387>   Problem Solving in Middle School Mathematics.
      Topics included in this course are problem-solving strategies appropriate for middle school or junior high mathematics. The course may be applied only toward middle school certification. Writing Enhanced. Prerequisite: C or better in Math 285. Normally offered in the Fall and Spring of each year and in the Summer of odd numbered years. Credit 3.
    • MTH 394 <MATH 3394>   Numerical Methods.
       Topics include interpolation, approximations, solutions of equations, and the solution of both linear and nonlinear systems of equations. Also offered as CS 394. Prerequisites: CS 146 and MTH 143 <MATH 1430> or consent of the instructor. Normally offered in the Spring. Credit 3.
    • MTH 396 <MATH 3396>   Operations Research I.
       Techniques for the application of the scientific method to decision making in business and government are presented through the formulation and interpretation of mathematical models for various specific real life problems. Normally offered in the Fall. Prerequisite: MTH 299 <MATH 2399> or 143. Credit 3.
    • MTH 461 <MATH 4361>   Introductory Analysis.
       This course consists of a more thorough treatment of the material traditionally considered in elementary calculus. Topics include sets, functions, properties of the real number system and sequences. Writing Enhanced. Prerequisite: C or better in MTH 364 <MATH 3300> or consent of the instructor. Normally offered in the Fall. Credit 3.
    • MTH 466 <MATH 4366>   Elementary Analysis.
       Topics include limits, continuity, differentiation, Riemann integration, infinite series and sequences and series of functions. Writing Enhanced. Prerequisite: MTH 461 <MATH 4361> or consent of instructor. Normally offered in the Spring. Credit 3.
    • MTH 467 <MATH 4367>   The Evolution of Mathematics.
       An introduction to the historical development of fundamental mathematical ideas from antiquity to the present. Writing Enhanced. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Normally offered in Spring. Credit 3.
    • MTH 470 <MATH 4370>   Special Topics in Mathematics.
       Normally, this course consists of readings and individual research appropriate for the undergraduate level with subject matter for study selected by mutual agreement of student and supervisor. However, special classes may be organized when there is sufficient student interest in a particular project. Writing Enhanced. Prerequisites: 6 semester hours of advanced Mathematics and consent of instructor. This course may be taken for Academic Distinction credit. See Academic Distinction Program in this catalog. Credit 3.
    • MTH 471 <MATH 4371>   Theory and Applications of Probability and Statistics I.
       Topics include basic concepts and properties of probability, random variables, statistical distributions, measures of central tendency, variance, covariance, correlation, functions of random variables, sampling distributions, and the Central Limit Theorem. Also offered as STA 471. Prerequisite: MTH 143. Normally offered in the Fall. Credit 3.
    • MTH 472 <MATH 4372>   Theory and Applications of Probability and Statistics II.
      Topics include multivariate, conditional and marginal distributions, point and interval estimation, theory of estimation, maximum likelihood estimates, hypothesis testing, likelihood ratio tests, contingency analysis, and nonparametric statistics. Also offered as STA 472. Prerequisites: MTH 244 <MATH 2440> and STA 471. Normally offered in the Spring. Credit 3.
    • MTH 476 <MATH 4376>   Topics in Applied Mathematics I.
       This course, in conjunction with MTH 376, is intended to develop a basic competence in areas of mathematics that are used in solving problems from the physical sciences. Topics will be selected from partial differential equations, multivariable and vector calculus, and complex analysis. Prerequisite: MTH 376 <MATH 3376> or consent of the instructor. Normally offered in the Spring. Credit 3.
    • MTH 477 <MATH 4377>   Algebraic Structures.
       Topics include groups, rings, fields, finite groups and Abelian groups. Writing Enhanced. Prerequisite: C or better in MTH 364 <MATH 3300> or consent of the instructor. Normally offered in the Fall. Credit 3.
    • MTH 484 <MATH 4384>   A Survey of Mathematical Ideas.
       This course is designed to bring together and supplement the technical material of other mathematics courses in the mathematics teacher-education program and relate it to the mathematics curriculum of the secondary school. This course may be applied only toward teacher certification. Prerequisite: Advanced standing in mathematics.  Normally offered in the Spring. Credit 3.
    • MTH 485 <MATH 4385>   Mathematical Problem Solving.
       This course focuses on solving mathematical problems including the use of proof as well as graphical and numerical methods. It extends and connects concepts from algebra, geometry, and calculus, including functions, graphs, complex numbers and number systems. This course may be applied only toward teacher certification. Prerequisite: Advanced standing in mathematics. Normally offered in the Fall. Credit 3.

    Statistics

    • STA 169 <STAT 1369>    Elementary Statistics.
      [MATH 1342] This is a survey course in elementary statistics designed to acquaint students with the role of statistics in society. Coverage includes graphical descriptive methods, measures of central tendency and variation, the basic concepts of statistical inference, the notion of estimators, confidence intervals, and tests of hypotheses. Also offered as MTH 169. Prerequisite: THEA score of 270 or its equivalent.  Credit 3.
    • STA 379 <STAT 3379>    Statistical Methods in Practice.
      Topics include organization and presentation of data; measures of central tendency, dispersion, and position; probability distributions for discrete and continuous random variables, sampling techniques, parameter estimation, and hypothesis testing. Emphasis will be given to the use of statistical packages. Also offered as MTH 379. Prerequisites: Three semester hours of mathematics and consent of instructor. Normally offered in the Fall, Spring, and Summer I and Summer II. Credit 3.
    • STA 380 <STAT 3380>    Statistical Design and Analysis of Experiments.
       Topics include sampling designs and hypothesis testing in analysis of variance, analysis of covariance, and regression analysis. Design characteristics, model diagnostics, and hypothesis testing will be emphasized and work will be required on real data. The MINITAB and SAS statistics packages will be applied. Prerequisite: STA 379 <STAT 3379> or equivalent. Normally offered in the Spring semester. Credit 3.
    • STA 381 <STAT 3381>    Sample Survey Methods.
      The course treats principles needed in planning and conducting sample surveys. Topics include random, stratified, systematic, and cluster sampling methods as well as subsampling techniques. Prerequisite: STA 379 <STAT 3379> or equivalent. Credit 3.
    • STA 470 <STAT 4370>    Special Topics in Statistics.
      This course is designed to accommodate independent study and research with content determined by mutual agreement of student and supervisor. However, it may also be taught as a special organized class when there is sufficient student interest in a particular project. Such topics as statistical quality control, modeling and analysis, time series analysis, Monte-Carlo techniques and bootstrapping may be included. This course may be taken for Academic Distinction credit. (See Academic Distinction Program in this catalog.) May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: Six semester hours of advanced statistics and consent of instructor. Credit 3.
    • STA 471 <STAT 4371>    Theory and Applications of Probability and Statistics I.
      Topics include basic concepts and properties of probability, random variables, statistical distributions, measures of central tendency, variance, covariance, correlation, functions of random variables, sampling distributions, and the Central Limit Theorem. Also offered as MTH 471. Prerequisite: MTH 143. Normally offered in the Fall semester. Credit 3.
    • STA 472 <STAT 4372>    Theory and Applications of Probability and Statistics II.
      Topics include multivariate, conditional and marginal distributions, point and interval estimation, theory of estimation, maximum likelihood estimates, hypothesis testing, likelihood ratio tests, contingency analysis, and nonparametric statistics. Also offered as MTH 472. Prerequisites: MTH 244 <MATH 2440> and STA 471. Normally offered in the Spring. Credit 3.
    • STA 473 <STAT 4373>    Nonparametric Statistics.
       Topics include chi-square goodness-of-fit testing and inferences concerning location and scale. Specific tests include the sign test, Wilcoxon signed-rank test, the Kruskal-Wallis test, tests for randomness and trends, and contingency analyses. Prerequisites: STA 379 <STAT 3379> and consent of instructor. Credit 3.
    • STA 474 <STAT 4374>    Regression Modeling and Analysis. Topics include model estimation and testing, model diagnostics, residual analysis, variables selection, and multicollinearity. Work will be required on real data with the use of the MINITAB and SAS statistics packages. Prerequisites: STA 379 <STAT 3379> and consent of instructor. Credit 3.

    Military Science Course Descriptions

    • BASIC COURSE - MILITARY SCIENCE I AND II
    • MSL 111 <MLSC 1101> Applied Leadership Laboratory I.
      A practical laboratory of applied leadership and skills that is required for each 100-level Military Science Basic Course. Activities include rappelling, preliminary and advanced rifle marksmanship, first aid, field leadership reaction course and physical conditioning. Concurrent enrollment in MS 111 and MS 121/122 are accepted substitutes for activity kinesiology. Three hours per week. Credit 1.
    • MSL 121 <MLSC 1201> Foundations of Officership.
      An introduction to the United States Army, its heritage, mission, organization, goals and leadership doctrine. Two hours per week. Credit 2.
    • MSL 122 <MLSC 1202> Basic Leadership.
      Seminar and practical application with primary focus on interpersonal communication, leadership and management of small teams/groups: professionalism and ethics are discussed. Two hours per week. Credit 2.
    • MSL 211 <MLSC 2101> Applied Leadership Laboratory II.
      A practical laboratory of applied skills and leadership. Activities include rappelling, rifle marksmanship, basic land navigation, and fundamentals of tactics. Concurrent enrollment in MS 211 and MS 221/222 are accepted substitutes for activity kinesiology. Three hours per week. Credit 1.
    • MSL 221 <MLSC 2201> Individual Leadership Studies.
      Instruction is basic in scope and includes leadership, land navigation, written and oral communications, methods of instruction, and first aid. Two hours per week plus Applied Leadership Lab II. Credit 2.
    • MSL 222 <MLSC 2202> Leadership and Teamwork.
      An in-depth study of leadership types, temperaments and styles, oral and written communications, radio and wire communications and career development. Two hours per week plus Applied Leadership Lab II. Credit 2.
    • MSL 240 <MLSC 2401> Leaders’ Training Course.
      An optional four-week leadership intern program conducted during June and July at Fort Knox, Kentucky, consisting of basic leadership and adventure-type training. This course is for the student who is considering enrollment in the ROTC Advanced Course, but who does not have credit for the Basic Course. The Army provides transportation, room, board, and clothing. The student is paid approximately $750.00 for the four-week period and is eligible to compete for a two-year Army ROTC scholarship. No service obligation is incurred. Credit 4.
    • ADVANCED COURSE - MILITARY SCIENCE III AND IV
    • MSL 311 <MLSC 3101> Applied Leadership Laboratory.
      A practical application laboratory, which is planned by the MSIV (senior) students, executed by the MSIV (senior) students, and supervised by department staff and faculty. Activities include: safety/first aid, drill and ceremony, land navigation, rappelling, rifle marksmanship, and tactics. This class is required for contracted cadets enrolled in the MS 330, 331, 431, or 432 classes. Three hours per week. Credit 1.
    • MSL 330 <MLSC 3301> Leadership and Problem Solving.
      A study of military leadership utilizing light infantry organization and doctrine. Emphasis is placed on contemporary trends in leadership and management as well as on individual, team and squad military skills. Practical application for oral presentation, communication, written communications and land navigation. Three lecture hours per week plus Applied Leadership Lab. Credit 3.
    • MSL 331 <MLSC 3302> Leadership and Ethics.
      An application of military leadership utilizing light infantry organization and doctrine. Emphasis is placed on execution of individual tasks and effectiveness in leading small units in tactical and administrative functions in preparation for the Leadership Development Assessment Course at Ft. Lewis, Washington, during the summer. Three lecture hours per week plus Applied Leadership Lab, and pre-camp preparation. Credit 3.
    • MSL 340 <MLSC 3401> Leadership Development Assessment Course (LDAC).
      A required four-week course during June and July of practical and theoretical instruction at an Army training center. Normally attended between the junior and senior years with transportation, room and board expenses paid by the Army. Advanced Camp cadets are paid approximately $750 for the four-week period. Credit 4.
    • MSL 430 <MLSC 4303> Special Topics in Military Science.
      Independent concentrated study on an individual basis on current topics in Military Science. Performance will be based on oral presentation, written tests and research papers. Times to be arranged with PMS. Credit 3.
    • MSL 431 <MLSC 4301> Leadership and Management.
      An introduction to basic military staff procedures to include: command and staff organizations and function; the military writing style and procedures; and oral presentations using the military briefing style. Additionally, the course will survey professional ethics and values and how they relate to the professional Army officer. Three lecture hours per week plus Applied Leadership Lab. Credit 3.
    • MSL 432 <MLSC 4302> Officership.
      An introduction to a variety of systems and programs that will assist the student’s transition from Cadet to Lieutenant. This course includes an introduction to battalion and company level training management and logistics; the Officer Professional Management System (OPMS); officer and noncommissioned officer evaluation reporting system (OER, NCOER); financial planning and personal affairs for the military officer; a lieutenant’s first assignment in the Army; and the Military Justice System. Three lecture hours per week plus Applied Leadership Lab. Credit 3.

    Music

    • MUS 110X <MUSI 1101> Class Piano for Non-Music Majors.
       [MUSI 1101] Basic techniques of piano playing. Development of musical literacy with respect to the keyboard. Designed  for Music Theater Majors. Two hours lecture and practice.  Hours 1.
    • MUS 111X <MUSI 1181> Class Piano, Level 1.
       [MUSI 1181] Basic techniques of piano playing. Development of musical skills with respect to the keyboard. Designed for the music major who has little familiarity with the keyboard. Two hours lecture and practice.  Hours 1.
    • MUS 112X <MUSI 1182> Class Piano, Level 2.
       [MUSI 1182] Basic techniques of piano playing. Development of musical skills with respect to the keyboard. Prerequisite: MUS 111X <MUSI 1181> with “C” or better; or by placement exam.  Hours 1.
    • MUS 113X <MUSI 2181> Class Piano, Level 3.
       [MUSI 2181] Basic techniques of piano playing. Further development of musical skills with respect to the keyboard. Prerequisite: MUS 112X <MUSI 1182> with “C” or better; or by placement exam.  Hours 1.
    • MUS 113 <MUSI 1166> Study of Woodwinds.
       [MUSI 1166]: [MUSI 1167] Basic techniques of teaching and playing clarinet, saxophone, oboe, bassoon, and flute. Three hours lecture and practice.  Hours 1. NOTE: woodwind students only take MUS 113 <MUSI 1166> or 116; Brass, string and percussion players must take BOTH MUS 113 <MUSI 1166> and 116.
    • MUS 115X <MUSI 1115>Keyboard Harmony I
      The course will focus on the practical applications of interpreting simple notated music and basic harmony at the piano. Designed for the Musical Theatre major who has little familiarity with the keyboard. Hours 1. 
    • MUS 116X<MUSI 1116>Keyboard Harmony II
      The course will continue the practical application of interpreting simple notated music and basic harmony at the piano. Discussion of improvisation will be included. Designed for the Musical Theatre major. Hours 1The course will focus on the practical applications of interpreting simple notated music and basic harmony at the piano. Designed for the Musical Theatre major who has little familiarity with the keyboard. Hours 1. 
    • MUS 117 <MUSI 1160> Singers Diction – English and Italian.
       This course is designed to familiarize singers with the pronunciation of each language as sung in choral music, recital literature, and opera.  Hours 1.
    • MUS 118 <MUSI 2161> Singers Diction – French.
       Prerequisite: MUS 117. This course is designed to familiarize singers with the pronunciation of each language as sung in choral music, recital literature, and opera.  Hours 1.
    • MUS 119 <MUSI 2160> Singers Diction – German.
       Prerequisite: MUS 117. This course is designed to familiarize singers with the pronunciation of each language as sung in choral music, recital literature, and opera.  Hours 1.
    • MUS 122 <MUSI 1222> Theory of Music I.
       [MUSI 1211] This course provides an intensive drill in the fundamentals of music theory followed by an introduction to tonal music of the Western tradition.  After mastering basic concepts involving the visual recognition and written reproduction of key signatures, scales, intervals, rhythm, meter, triads, and seventh chords, students will study figured bass, Roman Numeral analysis, and four-voice part writing of diatonic music using triads in all inversions.  This course’s content is coordinated with that of MUSICIANSHIP I (MUS 124).  Hours 2.
    • MUS 123 <MUSI 1223> Theory of Music II.
       [MUSI 1212] This course expands the study of the fundamentals of music theory to focus on diatonic elements of the Western tradition.  In addition to the continuing focus on four-voice part writing and Roman numeral analysis, students are introduced to non-chord tones and basic studies of counterpoint and phrase structure.  This course’s content is coordinated with that of MUSICIANSHIP II (MUS 125).  Prerequisite: MUS 122 <MUSI 1222> with minimum of “C” grade; MUS 124 <MUSI 1224> with a “C” or better; or by placement exam.  Hours 2.
    • MUS 124 <MUSI 1224> Musicianship I.
       [MUSI 1216] This course provides intensive drill in identifying and reproducing the fundamental structures of music. The course content, which is coordinated with that of THEORY I (MUS 122), is divided into practical skills and aural skills.  Practical skills develop your ability to perform music.  They include activities such as performing rhythmic patterns and sight-singing solfege patterns and written melodies.  Aural skills improve your ability to hear music and interpret what you hear.  These include exercises such as interval identification, chord identification, scale identification, rhythmic dictation, melodic dictation, and harmonic dictation.  Hours 2.
    • MUS 125 <MUSI 1225> Musicianship II.
       [MUSI 1217] This course provides intensive drill in identifying and reproducing the fundamental structures of music.  The course content, which is coordinated with that of THEORY II (MUS 123), is divided into practical skills and aural skills. Practical skills develop your ability to perform music.  They include activities such as performing rhythmic patterns and sight-singing solfege patterns and written melodies.  Aural skills improve your ability to hear music and interpret what you hear.  These include exercises such as chord identification, rhythmic dictation, melodic dictation, and harmonic dictation.  Prerequisites: MUS 122 <MUSI 1222> and 124 with grade of “C” or better; or by placement exam.  Hours 2
    • MUS 126 <MUSI 1226> Practical Theory I.
      This course focuses on the fundamentals of music theory and aural skills for the Musical Theatre major. Interactive performance-based methods such as sight-singing will be utilized as well as improvisation and composition. Hours 2
    • MUS 127 <MUSI 1227> Practical Theory II.
      This course continues the material presented in MUS 126 Practical Theory I. Interactive performance-based methods such as sight-singing will be utilized as well as improvisation and composition. Hours 2.
    • MUS 138W <MUSI 2348>Survey Of Music Literature.
       [MUSI 1308] University Core area IV course; Writing Enhanced The fundamentals of music terminology, standard instrumental and vocal forms, and representative composers and compositions from secular and sacred music of most eras. Writing Enhanced. Prerequisites: required for music majors and music minors; MUS 122, 124 Hours 3.
    • MUS 161 <MUSI 1301> Introduction to The Study of Music.
       [MUSI 1301] University Core area IV course; The study of the fundamentals of music, including major and minor scales, rhythm, chords, sight-reading, and ear-training. SHOULD READ: NOT OPEN TO MUSIC MAJORS Hours 3.
    • MUS 162 <MUSI 1303> Fundamentals of Guitar.
       [MUSI 1303] Basic guitar technique for the beginning student is combined with a study of the fundamentals of music notation. Not open to music majors. No prerequisite; required for Music Therapy majors.  Hours 3.
    • MUS 165 <MUSI 1304> Fundamentals of Singing.
      A study of the physiology of vocal music production and the development of the singing voice. Emphasis on correct breathing, tone placement, vowel formations, stage presence and musical interpretation. Not open to students majoring in Music. No prerequisite: required for Music Therapy majors.  Hours 3.
    • MUS 213 <MUSI 2166>Study of Brasses.
       [MUSI 1168]:[MUSI 2168] Basic techniques of teaching and playing trumpet, trombone, French horn, baritone, and tuba. Three hours lecture and practice. Hours 1.  NOTE: Brass players take either MUS 213 <MUSI 2166> or 216; woodwind, string and percussion players MUST take MUS 213 <MUSI 2166> and 216.
    • MUS 216 <MUSI 2167> Study of Brasses.
      A continuation of study of the basic techniques of teaching and playing trumpet, trombone, French horn, baritone, and tuba. Three hours lecture and practice. Hours 1. NOTE: Brass players take either MUS 213 <MUSI 2166> or 216; woodwind, string and percussion players MUST take MUS 213 <MUSI 2166> and 216.
    • MUS 222 <MUSI 2222> Theory of Music I`II.
       [MUSI 2211] This course expands the study of diatonic Western musical elements to include chromatic conventions, including secondary functions, modal borrowing, Neapolitan and augmented sixth chords.  A brief introduction to binary, ternary, and other formal designs expands on the study of phrase structure from THEORY II (MUS 123).  This course’s content is coordinated with that of MUSICIANSHIP III (MUS 224).  Prerequisites: MUS 123 <MUSI 1223> and 125 with “C” or better; or by placement exam.  Hours 2.
    • MUS 223 <MUSI 2223>Theory of Music IV.
       [MUSI 2212] This course continues the study of the chromatic elements of Western music, followed by an introduction to Twentieth-Century music.  Special emphasis is made on the analysis of tonal and post-tonal harmony and structures through score study, composition projects, and class performances.  Prerequisites: MUS 222 <MUSI 2222> and 224 with “C” or better; or by placement exam.  Hours 2.
    • MUS 224 <MUSI 2224> Musicianship III.
       [MUSI 2216] This course provides intensive drill in identifying and reproducing the fundamental structures of music.  The course content, which is coordinated with that of THEORY III (MUS 222), is divided into practical skills and aural skills. Practical skills develop your ability to perform music.  They include activities such as performing rhythmic patterns and sight-singing solfege patterns and written melodies.  Aural skills improve your ability to hear music and interpret what you hear.  These include exercises such as chord identification, rhythmic dictation, melodic dictation, and harmonic dictation.  Prerequisites: MUS 123 <MUSI 1223> and 125 with grade of “C” or better; or by placement exam.  Hours 2.
    • MUS 226 <MUSI 2226> Conducting I.
      An introduction to the basic techniques of conducting choral and instrumental music. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing; MUS 123 <MUSI 1223> Theory II with “C” or better.  Hours 2.
    • MUS 238 <MUSI 2338> Introduction to Music Therapy.
      A survey of the role of music as therapy in educational, psychiatric, medical, and rehabilitative settings. No prerequisite.  Hours 3.
    • MUS 239 <MUSI 2339> Psychology of Music.
      A study of the effect of music on the mind. Topics include musical acoustics, music perception, and experimental research in music.  Hours 3.
    • MUS 262 <MUSI  2362> Advanced Guitar.
      Continuation of fundamentals of guitar with guitar techniques for advanced students combined with study of fundamentals of music notation.  Hours 3.
    • MUS 264 <MUSI 2364> History of Rock, Jazz, and Popular Music.
       [MUSI 1310] University Core area IV course; A survey of the history of jazz, rock, and popular music beginning with their common origins in African, European, and late 19th-century southern folk music. Continues through the latest trends and includes discussion of individual musicians as well as stylistic details. No prerequisite; for non-music majors.  Hours 3.
    • MUS 265 <MUSI 1306> Music Appreciation.
       [MUSI 1306] University Core area IV course;  A general survey of music literature designed for the non-music major. Representative composers and their works are studied through recordings, lectures, reports, and live performances. No prerequisite; for non-music majors.  Hours 3.
    • MUS 310 <MUSI 3110> Study of Percussion.
      Basic techniques of teaching and playing all percussion instruments. Three hours lecture and practice.  Hours 1.
    • MUS 310X <MUSI 3117> Practicum in Music Therapy Early Childhood.
      Supervised pre-internship clinical experience in community settings. Prerequisite: admission to the Music Therapy program. MUS 365 <MUSI 3365> must be taken concurrently.  Hours 1.
    • MUS 311 <MUSI 3111> Vocal Techniques for Instrumentalists.
      Basic techniques of teaching vocal music specifically for instrumentalists in the Music Education track. Three hours lecture and practice.  Hour 1.
    • MUS 311X <MUSI 3118> Practicum in Music Therapy Special Needs.
       Supervised pre-internship clinical experience in community settings. Prerequisite: MUS 310X <MUSI 3117>. MUS 366 <MUSI 3366> must be taken concurrently.  Hour 1.
    • MUS 312 <MUSI  3112> Instrumental Techniques for Vocalists.
      Basic techniques of teaching woodwind, brass string and percussion instruments specifically for vocalists in the Music Education track. Three hours lecture and practice.  Hours 1. NOTE: vocalists are not required to take additional instrumental techniques courses.
    • MUS 313 <MUSI  3166> Study of Strings.
      Basic techniques of teaching and playing violin, viola, violoncello, and string bass. Three hours lecture and practice.  Hour 1. NOTE: String players are required to take either MUS 313 <MUSI  3166> or 316; woodwind, brass and percussion players are required to take BOTH MUS 313 <MUSI  3166> and 316 <3167>.
    • MUS 316 <MUSI 3167> Study of Strings.
      A continuation of the study of the Basic techniques of teaching and playing violin, viola, violoncello, and string bass. Three hours lecture and practice. Hour 1. NOTE: String players are required to take either MUS 313 <MUSI  3166> or 316; woodwind, brass and percussion players are required to take BOTH MUS 313 <MUSI  3166> and 316 <3167>.
    • MUS 336 <MUSI 3336> Instrumental Skills for the Music Therapy Setting I.
      Study of instrumental skills as applied in the music therapy setting utilizing guitar, dulcimer, keyboard, percussion, and other instruments. Research findings in the music therapy literature will be used in structuring therapeutic interventions for specific music therapy populations. Prerequisite: MUS 113X <MUSI 2181>, MUS 162, music therapy major or music major/minor, or instructor permission.  Hours 3.
    • MUS 337 <MUSI 3337> Instrumental Skills for the Music Therapy Setting II.
      Study of instrumental skills applied in the music therapy setting, with emphasis on clinical improvisation, song writing, and popular music styles. Prerequisites: MUS 113X <MUSI 2181>, MUS 162, music therapy major or music major/minor, or instructor permission.  Hours 3.
    • MUS 362 <MUSI 3362> Orchestration and Analysis.
      A study of basic techniques of instrumentation, including ranges, transpositions, and characteristics of band and orchestral instruments. Practical application in the form of projects for various instrumental combinations. Prerequisite: MUS 222 <MUSI 2222> with “C” or better.  Hours 3.
    • MUS 363 <MUSI 3363> Structure and Analysis.
      An exploration of formal Western musical structures from the common practice period, including classroom discussions, daily/weekly assignments, and one large individual analysis project.  Prerequisite: MUS 223 <MUSI 2223> with “C” or better. Hours 3.
    • MUS 364 <MUSI 3364> Improvisation.
      Basic techniques and skills used in improvisation including standard chord changes, song structures and advanced scales and arpeggios. Prerequisites: MUS 223 <MUSI 2223> and MUS 224 <MUSI 2224> with “C” or better; junior standing or permission of instructor. Hours 3.
    • MUS 365W Observation and Measurement in Music Therapy.
      A study of current assessment and evaluation procedures used in music therapy and the application of observational recording techniques in educational, social, and therapeutic settings. Prerequisite: Admission to music therapy program. MUS 310X <MUSI 3117> must be taken concurrently. Hours 3.
    • MUS 366 <MUSI 3366> Music Therapy Techniques I.
      An examination of music therapy techniques used in the special education setting and current legislation related to education of students with disabilities and music/music therapy to be provided. Prerequisite: MUS 365. MUS 311X <MUSI 3118> must be taken concurrently.  Hours 3.
    • MUS 367 <MUSI 3367> Studies in Music for Children.
       Introduction to Kodály philosophy and materials, Orff techniques and instruments, folk song analysis, solfege, Dalcorze concepts, and methods of other pedagogues in the field of elementary music. Several types of curricula for grades K-6 are presented. Prerequisite: MUS 123.  Hours 3.
    • MUS 372 <MUSI 3372> Advanced Orchestration.
      Study includes examination of orchestration styles of past and present composers, culminating in a final orchestration project and performance.  Prerequisites:  MUS 362 <MUSI 3362> Orchestration and Analysis, junior standing or permission of the instructor.  Credit 3.
    • MUS 376 <MUSI 3376> Music History I: Antiquity to 1750.
      This course is designed to provide a chronological perspective of the development of Western music from ancient times to 1750, including representative composers, works, and genres as well as significant concepts and issues. Prerequisite: MUS 138W with “C” grade or better; junior standing or instructor permission.  Hours 3.
    • MUS 377W  <MUSI 3377> Music History II: 1750 to the Present.
      This course is designed to provide a chronological perspective of the changes in Western music beginning in 1750 and extending up to the present, including representative composers, works, and genres as well as significant concepts and issues. Writing Enhanced. Prerequisites: MUS 138W with “C” grade or better; junior standing or consent of instructor.  Hours 3
    • MUS 379 <MUSI 3379> A Survey of World Music.
      This course is a selected survey of musical cultures from around the world focusing primarily on music outside the Western classical tradition. Prerequisites: MUS 138W, sophomore standing.  Hours 3.
    • MUS 380W  <MUSI 3380> Opera Literature.
      An overview of the repertory and performance practice of opera including the history of standard operas from the Baroque era to the present. Prerequisites: MUS 138W with “C” or better; junior standing or permission of instructor.  Hours 3.
    • MUS 381 <MUSI 3381> Song History and Literature.
      An exploration and development of understanding of the vast repertory of vocal music. Prerequisites: MUS 138W; junior standing or permission of instructor.  Hours 3.
    • MUS 382 <MUSI 3382> Survey of Piano Literature.
      An examination of the standard piano repertoire from the Baroque era to the 20th Century. Piano majors will be required to study, discuss and perform music from the standard repertoire.  Hours 3.
    • MUS 383W <MUSI 3383> Advanced Keyboard Literature.
      A continuation of study begun in MUS 382. This course delves into greater detail and includes an introduction of methods for research in keyboard literature. Prerequisites: MUS 482, junior standing or permission of instructor.  Hours 3.
    • MUS 410X <MUSI 4110> Practicum in Music Therapy – Psychiatric/Geriatric.
      Supervised pre-internship clinical experience in community settings. Prerequisite: MUS 310X <MUSI 3117>. MUS 495 <MUSI 4395> must be taken concurrently.  Hours 1.
    • MUS 411X <MUSI 4111> Practicum in Music Therapy – Medical.
      Supervised pre-internship experience in community settings. Prerequisite: MUS 310X <MUSI 3117>. MUS 496 <MUSI 4396> music be taken concurrently. Hours 1.
    • MUS 417 <MUSI 4117>   Recital.
       A public solo performance reflecting the work of one full semester of preparation at the upper division level under supervision of the applied music faculty. The student must be concurrently enrolled for applied music instruction and must have his/her program approved by his/her professor. A Recital Hearing must be passed at least two weeks prior to the scheduled performance.  Hours 1.
    • MUS 422 <MUSI 4322> Keyboard Pedagogy I.
      Focus on private/applied pedagogy, including the study, research, observation and application of various methodologies. Prerequisites: junior standing or permission of instructor.  Hours 2.
    • MUS 424 <MUSI 4224> Conducting II.
      The study and application of advanced conducting technique as applied to instrumental and choral ensembles with emphasis on the development of analytical and interpretative skills. Prerequisite: MUS 226; MUS 222 <MUSI 2222> and 224 with “C” or better; or consent of instructor. Three hours lecture.  Hours 2.
    • MUS 461 <MUSI 4361> Techniques for Wind and String Instruments.
      A study of the literature, methods, and teaching techniques of wind and string instruments. Performance majors may take this course by conference. Prerequisites: Senior standing for performance majors and junior standing for education majors or consent of instructor.  Hours 3.
    • MUS 462 <MUSI 4362> Vocal Pedagogy and Techniques.
      Introduction to the teaching of voice, in both the private and group settings. Students will survey different schools of approach and study of the physiology of singing. Prerequisites: junior standing.  Hours 3.
    • MUS 465 <MUSI 4365> Counterpoint and Analysis.
      A focused study of some of the forms and highly contrapuntal works of J.S. Bach with an emphasis on creative projects.  The understanding of the contrapuntal devices examined in this course will enhance the student’s understanding of polyphony in Western music from all periods.   Prerequisite: MUS 223 <MUSI 2223> with “C” or better.  Hours 3.
    • MUS 468 <MUSI 4068> Seminar in Research and Creative Activities.
       A course in which the undergraduate student may pursue advanced specialized study under faculty supervision in the areas of composition, music literature, analysis, and research. May be repeated for hours. (This course may be taken for Academic Distinction Hours. See Academic Distinction Program in this catalog.)  Hours 3.
    • MUS 473 <MUSI 4373> Electronic Music.
      Gives students an understanding of the relationships between theory and composition. This includes original and imitative work in composition, experience with acoustic and electronic media and a basic understanding of the relationships among musical structures. Prerequisites: MUS 223 <MUSI 2223> and 224 with “C” or better or permission of instructor.  Hours 3.
    • MUS 475 <MUSI 4375> Film Scoring.
      A study of traditional and computer based film scoring techniques as well as orchestration skills required for non-traditional instruments. Prerequisites: MUS 362, junior standing or permission of instructor.  Hours 3.
    • MUS 484 <MUSI 4384> Advanced Keyboard Sight-reading.
      This course will help students understand the multi-faceted aspects that sight-reading entails and will teach the ability to isolate these aspects. Exercises will improve the individual’s ability to sight-read. Prerequisites: junior standing or permission of instructor.  Hours 3.
    • MUS 485 <MUSI 4385> Advanced Keyboard Harmony.
      Piano majors and concentrates will experience a broader keyboard harmony training, encounter new musical challenges and reach new heights of music making. Training as artistic collaborators and soloists. Prerequisites: junior standing or permission of instructor.  Hours 3.
    • MUS 495 <MUSI 4395> Music Therapy Techniques II.
      A study of music therapy procedures used with adults in psychiatric and aging adult settings and an examination of issues concerning the use of music therapy within these populations. Prerequisites: MUS 365. MUS 410X <MUSI 4110> must be taken concurrently.  Hours 3.
    • MUS 496 <MUSI 4396> Music Therapy Techniques III.
      A seminar presentation of contemporary issues in the field of music therapy. Prerequisite: MUS 365. MUS 411X <MUSI 4111> must be taken concurrently. Hours 3.
    • MUS 497 <MUSI 4397> Internship in Music Therapy.
      First three-month period of supervised clinical experience at site approved by the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA). Prerequisite: Completion of all coursework.  Hours 3.
    • MUS 498 <MUSI 4398> Internship in Music Therapy.
      Second three-month period of supervised clinical experience. Prerequisite: Completion of all coursework.  Hours 3.

    Nursing

    • <NURS 3101> Introduction into Clinical Practice.
      An introduction to beginning nursing skills including such activities as safety, assessment of vital signs, comfort measures, assistance with daily living activities, environmental concerns, positioning and transporting. Students will become familiar with basic documentation and communication tools. 1 Credit Hour. (3-hour lab) Pre requisites: admission to SHSU nursing program. Co requisites: NURS 3430, 3420, 3310.
    • <NURS 3310> Health Assessment.
      Concepts and principles underlying assessment of the health status of individuals are presented. Emphasis is placed on interviewing skills, health histories, and the physical and psychosocial findings in the well person, plus the development of communication in the nurse-client relationship and assessment skills. Students implement the nursing process by obtaining health histories, performing physical and psychosocial assessments, establishing a baseline database, and formulating initial nursing plans. This course is writing enhanced. 3 Credit Hours. (Class: 3 hours weekly) Pre requisites: admission to SHSU nursing program. Co requisites: NURS 3430, 3420, 3310.
    • <NURS 3430>Nursing Fundamentals.
      An introduction to the scope of human needs, utilization of the nursing process as a systematic approach to meeting those needs, and the role of the professional nurse in assisting individuals toward optimal health. Clinical settings are utilized in the application of fundamental concepts, principles of nursing, and communication skills that are employed in providing basic client care. 4 Credit Hours. (Semester totals: Class: 2 hours weekly and Clinical/Lab 6 hours weekly) Pre requisites: admission to SHSU nursing program. Co requisites: NURS 3310, 3420, 3101.
    • <NURS 3420> Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Nursing.
      An introduction to pathophysiological and fundamental principles of pharmacological alterations in major regulatory mechanisms of the body. Special consideration of the nursing role in developing a comprehensive approach to the clinical application of pharmacologic concepts and principles to professional nursing practice. Provides a foundation for understanding general nursing practice, various diagnostic procedures, basic drug classifications, nursing implications relative to the utilization of drug therapy and selected therapeutic regimens. This course is designed to enhance critical thinking and promote effective decision- making for safe and effective care. 4 Credit Hours.Pre requisites: admission to SHSU nursing program. Co requisites: NURS 3430, 3310, 3101.
    • <NURS 3350> Concepts in Nursing Practice I.
      A variety of formal and informal resources including evidence-based data will be used to orient students to the roles that nurses assume and the settings in which nursing practice meets the diverse health needs of clients. Standards of professional nursing practice and nursing theorists are introduced along with the philosophy of the School of Nursing. This course is writing enhanced. 3 Credit Hours. Pre requisites: NURS 3310, 3430, 3420, 3101. Co requisites: NURS 3360.
    • <NURS 3360>Introduction to Research.
      This course focuses on fundamental concepts and processes of nursing research and emphasizes nursing research as a basis for evidence-based practice. Students will examine major steps in the research process, formulate research questions relevant to clinical nursing practice, and critique nursing research reports. This course is writing enhanced. 3 Credit Hours. Pre requisites: NURS 3310, 3430, 3420, 3101. Co requisites: NURS 3350.
    • <NURS 3440> Promoting Health & Managing Health Issues for Older Adults.
      This course focuses on nursing interventions used to promote, maintain, and restore health in older adult clients. It provides students with opportunities to expand knowledge of the normal aging process; to identify variables that contribute to deviations in health; to discuss how formal and informal resources including evidence-based data contribute to older adults' health status; and to examine the implications of working collaboratively with individuals, families and communities to meet the health care needs of older adults.This course is writing enhanced. 4 Credit Hours. (Class: 2 hours weekly Clinical/Lab: 6 hours weekly). Pre requisites: NURS 3310, 3430, 3420, 3101. Co requisites: NURS 3640, 3620.
    • <NURS 3620> Adult Health I.
      This course introduces the student to the use of the nursing process in the care of adults with chronic or non-complex illness. The course uses a systems approach to discuss the effects of illness on the individual and family and to examine the disruption of growth and development patterns across the lifespan from young adult to senior years, emphasizing the nursing process to assist adults in reaching their optimal level of wellness. The course includes a clinical laboratory to allow the student the opportunity to apply theoretical concepts to clinical practice in diverse adult populations. 6 Credit Hours. (Class: 3 hours weekly Clinical/Lab: 9 hours weekly) Pre requisites: NURS 3310, 3430, 3420, 3101. Co requisites: NURS 3440, 3640.
    • <NURS 3640> Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing.
      This course demonstrates the relevance of psychosocial nursing concepts to all areas of professional practice. It provides a conceptual integration of the nursing process, theories, and research from psychosocial sciences and humanities as these relate to the care of persons with mental disorders. Clinical experience provides an opportunity for application of psychosocial concepts and methods in using the nursing process to promote optimal levels of wellness for individuals, families, and target groups. It also provides students with the opportunity to develop clinical decision-making abilities when providing appropriate and culturally relevant psychiatric/mental health nursing care. This course is writing enhanced.  6 Credit Hours. (Class: 3 hours weekly Clinical/Lab: 9 hours weekly). Pre requisites: NURS 3310, 3430, 3420, 3101. Co requisites: NURS 3440, 3620.
    • <NURS 4250> Concepts in Nursing Practice III.
      This course provides the opportunity for students to synthesize issues such as career development, health policy, and workplace advocacy, into their working method. Other issues including information technology, ethics, and cultural awareness (which have been previously introduced) are explored more thoroughly to assist the graduate's entry into practice. This course is writing enhanced. 2 Credit Hours. Pre requisites: NURS 3350, 3360, 4440, 4420, 4630. Co requisites: NURS 4620, 4660.
    • <NURS 4420> Nursing Care of Infants, Children & Adolescents.
      This course uses the nursing process to promote, protect and maintain the health of infants, children and adolescents and it provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to develop the cognitive, psychomotor and affective skills necessary for therapeutic interventions of these populations. Students will examine the biological and psychosocial parameters, legal and ethical dimensions, resources, and cultural influences affecting nursing care strategies for infants, children and adolescents. 4 Credit Hours. (Class: 2 hours weekly Clinical/Lab: 6 hours weekly) Pre requisites: NURS 3620, 3640, 3440, 3350, 3360. Co requisites: NURS 4440, 4630.
    • <NURS 4440> Women’s Health and Maternal-Newborn Nursing.
      This course examines childbearing families and women’s health in normal and high-risk situations and the role of the nurse in meeting health needs of women, families and their newborns. Supervised clinical experiences and/or simulation experiences in the application of the nursing process in meeting these health needs are offered and promotes the acquisition of skills in caring for women, families and newborns during uncomplicated and/or complicated health experiences in a variety of settings. 4 Credit Hours. (Class: 2 hours weekly Clinical/Lab: 6 hours weekly). Pre requisites: NURS 3620, 3640, 3440, 3350, 3360. Co requisites: NURS 4420, 4630.
    • <NURS 4620> Adult Heath Nursing II.
      This course presents to the senior students critical thinking and problem-solving strategies for care of adults with acute or complex illness and injuries. The effects of acute illness are examined in relation to the injury, as well as in relation to the individual’s developmental stage, culture, and gender. Building on the Nursing Care of Adults Health I, a systems approach is used to analyze and intervene in alterations to the health of the individual and family, and to help them reach their optimal level of wellness. The course includes clinical laboratory to allow the student the opportunity to integrate theoretical concepts into clinical practice in diverse populations. 6 Credit Hours. (Class: 3 hours weekly Clinical/Lab: 9 hours weekly) Pre requisites: NURS 3350, 3360, 4440, 4420, 4630. Co requisites: NURS 4660, 4250.
    • <NURS 4630> Foundations of Nursing in the Community.
      This course focuses on the synthesis of public health concepts within a preventive framework to promote and maintain the health of communities and includes an examination of the historical development, philosophy, health care systems, epidemiology, and nursing care of specific populations and groups in the community. Primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of prevention are emphasized as they relate to the natural history of disease in individuals, families, and groups. A community health assessment is completed using census data, morbidity and mortality rates, epidemiologic and statistical methods, and community-based research. Progressively more independent behaviors are expected of students in community health practice. This course is writing enhanced. 6 Credit Hours. (Class: 3 hours weekly Clinical/Lab: 9 hours weekly) Pre requisites: NURS 3620, 3640, 3440, 3350, 3360. Co requisites: NURS 4420, 4440.
    • <NURS 4660> Nursing Leadership and Transition to Practice.
      This course focuses on the knowledge and skills related to the delivery of health services from a nursing management knowledge-base. It presents theories, concepts, and models of health care delivery. Students explore creative roles for managing and leading in nursing. They will gain theoretical knowledge and skills to understand organizations, understand leadership theories, and utilize critical thinking in making nursing management decisions. This course is writing enhanced.  6 Credit Hours. (Class: 2 hours weekly Clinical/Lab: 12 hours weekly). Pre requisites: NURS 3350, 3360, 4440, 4420, 4630. Co requisites: NURS 4620, 4250.

    Physics

    • PHY 133 <PHYS 1311> Introductory Astronomy.
      [PHYS 1311]
      The development of astronomy, the solar system, stars, galaxies, and cosmology are studied. Emphasis is placed on discovering astronomical phenomena through individual observational activities. The Sam Houston planetarium and observatory are also used in laboratory activities. No mathematics or physics prerequisites. Credit 3.
    • PHY 113 <PHYS 1111> Introductory Astronomy Laboratory.
      [PHYS 1111]
      Credit 1
    • PHY 134 <PHYS 1312> Stars and Galaxies.
      The study of the universe beyond the solar system. Topics include the nature of stars, stellar evolution, galaxies, quasars, cosmology, the universe as a whole, and theories about the origin and fate of the universe. Along the way, students will be introduced to tools astronomers use to determine such properties as temperatures, compositions, motions, masses, and evolution of astronomical objects. (PHY 133 <PHYS 1311> IS NOT A PREREQUISITE FOR THIS COURSE!) Credit 3.
    • PHY 114 <PHYS 1112> Laboratory - Stars and Galaxies.
      This laboratory will introduce students to the tools and techniques used by ancient and modern astronomers to determine the nature of stars, galaxies, the interstellar medium, and the universe as a whole. This is a companion course to PHY 134. Credit 1.
    • PHY 135 <PHYS 1305> General Physics for Non-Science Majors.
      This course is for liberal arts students. It is NOT open to students majoring in programs offered by Chemistry, Physics, Biological Sciences, Geology, or Mathematics. Concepts and principles are stressed. No Mathematics or Physics prerequisites.
    • PHY 135 <PHYS 1305> Fundamentals Of Physics I.
      [PHYS 1305]
      This is an elementary course covering the fundamentals of motion, forces, and heat. Credit 3.
    • PHY 115 <PHYS 1105> Fundamentals of Physics I Laboratory.
      [PHYS 1105]
      Credit 1.
    • PHY 136 Fundamentals of Physics II.
      [PHYS 1307]
      The course is a continuation of PHY 135. Fundamentals of electricity and magnetism, sound, light, and modern physics are included. Credit 3.
    • =PHY 116 Fundamentals of Physics II Laboratory.
      [PHYS 1107]
      Credit 1.
    • PHY 138,139 General Physics.
      These courses are designed for students majoring in biological sciences and their related pre-professional programs.
    • PHY 138 <PHYS 1301> General Physics Mechanics and Heat.
      [PHYS 1301]
      A modern treatment is made of the laws and principles of mechanics and heat. Derivations are carefully done using a non-calculus approach and considerable problem work is required. The laboratory work consists of quantitative experiments. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for MTH 163 <MATH 1316> or equivalent. Credit 3.
    • PHY 118 <PHYS 1101> General Physics Laboratory I.
      [PHYS 1101]
      Credit 1.
    • PHY 139 <PHYS 1302> General Physics Sound, Light, Electricity and Magnetism.
      [PHYS 1302]
      The course is a continuation of PHY 138, covering the subjects of sound, light, electricity and magnetism. The same emphasis is placed on derivations and problem solving as in PHY 138. The laboratory work consists of quantitative experiments. Prerequisites: PHY 138, MTH 163. Credit 3.
    • PHY 119 <PHYS 1102> General Physics Laboratory II.
      [PHYS 1102]
      Credit 1.
    • PHY 141,142,245 Introduction to Physics.
      These are comprehensive courses for students majoring or minoring in physics, pre-engineering, mathematics, and programs requiring calculus level mathematics.
    • PHY 141 <PHYS 1411> Introduction to Physics I.
      [PHYS 2425]
      A thorough introduction to the more general topics in mechanics. Considerable attention is given to the solution of problems with the emphasis placed on fundamental concepts. A laboratory/problem session is an integral part of the course. Writing Enhanced. Prerequisites MTH 142. If high school physics or calculus has been taken, then MTH 142 <MATH 1420> may be taken concurrently. Credit 4.
    • PHY 142 <PHYS 1422> Introduction to Physics III.
      [PHYS 2427]
      An introduction to the general topics of electricity and magnetism, and basic electrical circuits. The emphasis continues to be on problem solving with the laboratory/problem session an integral part of the course. Writing Enhanced. Prerequisites: PHY 141 <PHYS 1411> and MTH 143.
    • PHY 245 <PHYS 2426> Introduction to Physics II.
      [PHYS 2426]
      An introduction to topics in heat and wave motion including sound and light. The quantitative description of phenomena is emphasized. The laboratory continues as an integral part of the course. Writing Enhanced. Prerequisites: PHY 141 <PHYS 1411> and MTH 142. Credit 4. Credit 4.
    • PHY 360 <PHYS 3360> Statics and Dynamics.
      Study of equilibrium, kinematics and dynamics of particles and rigid bodies using concepts of force, mass, and energy, and momentum. Vectors, calculus and differential equations are used. Prerequisites: PHY 141 <PHYS 1411> and MTH 244. :. Credit 3.
    • PHY 370 <PHYS 3370> Introduction to Theoretical Physics.
       This course covers the relationship of theoretical physics and mathematics. It will help the students apply mathematics to problems in physics with emphasis on the theoretical aspects of classical mechanics, electromagnetism, wave mechanics, and computational physics. Prerequisites: PHY 142, 245, and MTH 244. Credit 3.
    • PHY 391 <PHYS 3391> Modern Physics I.
      Relativity is introduced, quantum theory of light, Compton effect, photoelectric effect, Bohr atom, particles as waves, quantum mechanics in one dimension, tunneling, and atomic structure are covered. Prerequisites: PHY 243 and MTH 244. PHY 311 <PHYS 3111> must be taken concurrently. Credit 3.
    • PHY 311 <PHYS 3111> Modern Physics Laboratory I.
      Writing Enhanced. Credit 1.
    • PHY 393 Modern Physics II.
      Statistical physics, lasers, molecular structure, solid state, superconductivity, low energy nuclear physics, nuclear physics applications, and elementary particles are covered. Prerequisite: PHY 391. PHY 313 must be taken concurrently. Credit 3. PHY 313 Modern Physics Laboratory II. Writing Enhanced. Credit 1.
    • PHY 395 <PHYS 3395> Electronics and Circuit Analysis.
      Active circuit analysis, analog and digital integrated circuits, selected discrete components, and application to certain digital and analog systems are studied. PHY 315 <PHYS 3115> must be taken concurrently. Credit 3. PHY 315 <PHYS 3115> Electronics and Circuit Analysis Laboratory. Writing Enhanced. Credit 1.
    • PHY 397 <PHYS 3397> Astronomy.
      A study is made of the solar system, sun, stars, and stellar systems, their motions, structure, energy sources and evolution, star clusters, interstellar matter, galaxies, and cosmology. PHY 317 <PHYS 3117> must be taken concurrently. Credit 3. PHY 317 <PHYS 3117> Astronomy Laboratory. Writing Enhanced. Credit 1.
    • PHY 410 <PHYS 4110> Advanced Undergraduate Laboratory I.
      This laboratory course provides additional, in-depth laboratory experience for physics majors and minors and transfer students. It will emphasize measurement and data handling. Writing Enhanced. Credit 1.
    • PHY 431 <PHYS 4331> Physics for the Forensic Sciences.
      Forensic science makes use of a number of physical techniques. This course is designed to provide a student with an understanding of the physics used in forensic science that enhances the standard introductory physics course. Topics covered include interior and exterior ballistics, optics, stress and strain, elementary fluid mechanics. Credit 3.
    • PHY 433 <PHYS 4333> Light and Optics.
      The wave theory of light is emphasized. The phenomena of interference, diffraction and polarization are treated both theoretically and in selected laboratory experiments. The theory and applications of lasers are discussed and investigated in the laboratory. PHY 413 <PHYS 4113> must be taken concurrently. Credit 3.
    • PHY 413 <PHYS 4113> Light and Optics Laboratory.
      Writing Enhanced. Credit 1.
    • PHY 466 <PHYS 4366> Introductory Quantum Mechanics.
      This course includes introductory quantum mechanics, application of quantum theory to the harmonic oscillator, potential barriers, the hydrogen atom, theory of atomic spectra, the free electron, and elementary band theory of solids. Prerequisite: PHY 391. Credit 3.
    • PHY 467 <PHYS 4367> Introduction to Solid State Physics.
      This course introduces the concepts of crystal structure, crystal diffraction, reciprocal lattices, crystal binding, phonons, free electron Fermi gas, semi-conductors, energy bands, Fermi surfaces, point defects, and optical properties of crystals. Credit 3.
    • PHY 468 <PHYS 4368> Electricity and Magnetism.
      Properties of dielectrics and magnetic materials, electromagnetic fields, and Maxwell’s equations are studied. Prerequisite: MTH 376. Credit 3.
    • PHY 470 <PHYS 4370> Classical Mechanics.
      The dynamics of rigid bodies, vibrating systems and normal coordinates, and other selected topics of advanced mechanics are stressed. Lagrangian and Hamiltonian concepts are introduced. Prerequisite: MTH 376. Credit 3.
    • PHY 471 <PHYS 4371> Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics.
      Basic concepts of classical thermodynamics, including the first and second laws, properties of gases, entropy, thermodynamic functions, and introductory statistical mechanics are studied. Prerequisites: PHY 391 <PHYS 3391> and MTH 376. Credit 3.
    • PHY 495 <PHYS 4395> Undergraduate Research.
      This course consists of special projects or topics in experimental or theoretical physics for individual physics students. Each student pursues an approved project of interest to him, or he may participate in one of the organized research programs conducted by the physics faculty. The projects are supervised by the physics faculty, but each student is expected to demonstrate individual initiative in planning and conducting the research program or topic. Writing Enhanced. Prerequisite: consent of Department Chair. The course may be repeated for an additional three semester hours credit with consent of Department Chair. This course should be taken in addition to hours required for physics major or minor and may be taken for Academic Distinction credit. See Academic Distinction Program in this catalog. Credit 3.
    • PHY 496 <PHYS 4396> Selected Topics in Physics.
      Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. May be repeated for additional credit. Credit 3.
    • PHY 498 <PHYS 4398> Senior Thesis.
      This is a directed elective for senior students majoring in physics seeking additional experience in a sophisticated research project. This research will be conducted under the supervision of a member of the physics faculty and the results will be presented in the form of a thesis. Writing Enhanced.

    Philosophy

    • PHL 261 <PHIL 2361> Introduction to Philosophy.
      [PHIL 2301]
      A general examination of the fields and issues of philosophy as discussed by both classical and modern philosophers. Philosophical problems discussed include the existence of God, the nature of knowledge and truth, the issue of human free will, and theories of moral judgment. Credit 3.
    • PHL 262 <PHIL 2303> Critical Thinking.
      [PHIL 2303]
      Designed to improve students’ ability to think critically. The course covers the fundamentals of deductive reasoning, the identification of common fallacies, and an introduction to inductive reasoning, as well as sensitizing the students to some of the ways information is distorted, e.g., by advertising and news management. Credit 3.
    • PHL 263 <PHIL 2306> Contemporary Moral Issues.
      [PHIL 2306]
      A study of major moral issues in contemporary society. Includes topics such as abortion, euthanasia, censorship, capital punishment, and other issues that confront today’s society. Credit 3.
    • PHL 362 <PHIL 3362> Introduction to Contemporary Logic.
      [PHIL 3362]
      Introduces the student to the principles of ordered though t and to the terminology and rules of symbolic logic. Discusses the logic of statements and the logic of predicates, quantifiers, and identity. Credit 3.
    • PHL 364 <PHIL 3364> Ancient and Medieval Philosophy.
      [PHIL 3364]
      A survey of philosophical thought from the time of the pre-Socratics to about 1500. Includes the study of the work of Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, the Hellenistic schools, and medieval philosophy through the late scholastic period. The artistic, scientific, ethical, political and general cultural ramifications of the major systems of thought are noted. Credit 3.
    • PHL 365 <PHIL 3365> Modern Philosophy.
      [PHIL 3365]
      A survey of philosophical thought from about 1500 through the twentieth century. The course will examine the philosophical significance of the rise of modern science, the classical philosophies of rationalism, empiricism, the philosophy of Kant, and the development of these philosophies through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Credit 3.
    • PHL 366 <PHIL 3366> Aesthetics.
      [PHIL 3366]
      An inquiry into the nature and meaning of art. Analysis of aesthetic experience, the relation of art to value, and an examination of aesthetic theories concerning representation, form and expression. This course satisfies 3 semester hours of the fine arts requirement for the BA degree program. Credit 3.
    • PHL 367 <PHIL 3367> Philosophy of Religion.
      [PHIL 3367]
      An examination of the nature and meaning of religion and religious expression. Philosophical and scientific critiques of religious faith and experience are considered. The nature of faith and reason, the question of the existence and nature of God, and the relation of religion and value are typical course topics. Credit 3.
    • PHL 371 <PHIL 3371> Existentialism and Self-Awareness.
      [PHIL 3371]
      An examination of the major themes of existentialism and its impact on contemporary society. Existential works from literature, psychology, psychoanalysis, and religion are included. Examines the existential concepts of anxiety, fear, guilt, meaninglessness, death, and authentic and inauthentic existence. Taught with PSY 371. Credit 3.
    • PHL 372 <PHIL 3372> Philosophy of Science.
      [PHIL 3372]
      A survey of topics in philosophy of science including the logic of explanations in the physical and social sciences, the relations of science to the realm of values, and a look at the “mind-body problem”. Credit 3.
    • PHL 433* Bioethics.
      [PHIL 4333]
      This course is a survey of bioethics. In this class students will use various ethical theories and moral principles to analyze and critically evaluate moral dilemmas in medicine. This course covers a broad range of issues including: 1) the patient-physician relationship, 2) bias in medicine, 3) health care delivery systems and 4) the ethics of research. To enhance critical thinking skills and decision making skills, students will be required to develop and defend views on given bioethical issues. Pre-requisite: sophomore standing. Credit: 3. *Subject to approval by the Coordinating Board.
    • PHL 460 <PHIL 4360> Philosophy of Biology.
      [PHIL 4360]
      A seminar course investigating philosophical questions concerning the development and application of evolutionary theory. This course addresses issues relating to concepts such as adaptation, speciation, the comparative method, levels of selection, and phylogenetic reconstruction. Credit 3.
    • PHL 461 <PHIL 4361> Philosophy of Mind and Consciousness.
      [PHIL 4361]
      This course will examine a range of contemporary theories of mind and the primary objections they face. Topics may include: Mind/brain identity theory and reductionism, the nature and function of consciousness, the nature of rationality and its relation to consciousness, the possibility of machine intelligence, and the nature of mental representation. Prerequisite: sophomore standing. Credit 3
    • PHL 463 <PHIL 4363> Ethical Theories.
      [PHIL 4363]
      This course will cover classical views about the foundation of ethics such as divine commands, cultural relativism, subjectivism, egoism, utilitarianism, Kantianism, and virtue ethics. Significant attention will also be given to a variety of contemporary approaches to understanding ethics.
    • PHL 471 <PHIL 4371> Death and Dying.
      [PHIL 4371]
      An examination of the philosophical reflections on death and dying from the literature of philosophy, psychology, theology, medicine and other contemporary sources. Course includes discussions of the nature of grief, sorrow, anxiety, fear, and suicide as related to death, and the social implications of death for the individual, family, friends, and community. Credit 3.
    • PHL 472 <PHIL 4372> Theories of Knowledge and Reality.
      [PHIL 4372]
      This course is a study of issues concerning the basic categories of reality such as individuals and universals, time and change, mind and body. A study of issues in the theory of knowledge such as the distinction between knowledge and belief, the criteria of knowledge, and the justification of knowledge claims is also examined. Prerequisite: 6 hours of philosophy and Sophomore Standing. Credit 3.
    • PHL 480 <PHIL 4380> Seminar in Philosophy.
      [PHIL 4380]
      Affords students a chance for in-depth study of a particular topic or area in philosophy not covered fully in the other course offerings and a chance for participation in a course conducted on a seminar basis. As the topics vary, the course may be repeated for credit. Credit 3.
    • PHL 485 <PHIL 4385> Readings in Philosophy.
      [PHIL 4385]
      This course is designed especially for advanced students who are capable of independent study. The particular program of study for the course must be discussed in advance with the prospective instructor. Admission to the course requires permission of the instructor. Credit 3.

    Political Science

    • POL 261 <POLS 2301> Principles of American Government — National and State.
      [POLS 2301]  This course deals with the origin, development, and Constitution of the American governmental system, citizenship and civil rights, suffrage, the national party system, the national executive, organization of congress, national judiciary, federal-state relations, and the Constitution of the State of Texas. This course meets the legislative requirement for a course on the Constitutions of the United States and Texas. Credit 3.
    • POL 231 <POLS 2331> Local Political Systems.
      [POLS 3231] An introduction to the structure, process, and politics of local governments in Texas and the nation. Topics covered range from Metropolitan governments to special districts to county government. Rural and small town politics are also a focus of attention, along with urban and suburban political structures. Home rule, leadership recruitment and behavior, local elections, budgeting, services, and intergovernmental relations are addressed. Credit 3.
    • POL 232 <POLS 2332> State Political Systems.
      [POLS 2232] A comparative analysis of politics in the fifty states, including Texas. Variations and similarities in state politics are examined, described, and related to other features of the states. Credit 3.
    • POL 235 <POLS 2335> Politics of Ethnic Minorities and Gender.
      [POLS 2235] A study of political theory, behavior, beliefs, and public policy as they relate to race, ethnicity, and gender in the United States. Credit 3.
    • POL 265 <POLS 2365> Comparative Survey of World Political Systems.
      [POLS 2265] A survey of important issues and trends in world political systems that places American government and politics in a comparative context. Included will be terminology, concepts, and methods of comparative politics. Topics may include institutions, behavior, constitutional processes, political parties and interest groups, public policy, political development, transitions from authoritarianism to democracy and from statist to market economies, sources of domestic violence, and other major concerns of the field. Credit 3.
    • POL 266 <POLS 2366> Introduction to Public Administration.
      [POLS 2266] A survey of national public administration with emphasis on the political processes within the surrounding administrative agencies. Topics include development of the administrative function, policy formulation and budgeting, the relations of administrators to Congress, interest groups, courts and the public. State and local topics may be included. Credit 3.
    • POL 281 <POLS 2381> American Foreign Policy.
      [POLS 2281] This course examines the domestic and international forces which influence the development of American foreign policy. The course emphasizes the post-World War II era and includes discussion of such major issues of U.S. foreign policy as the settlement of World War II, the politics and crises of the Cold War, and America’s role in the post-Cold War world order. Credit 3.
    • POL 285 <POLS 2302> American Public Policy.
      [POLS 2302] This is a study of national and state policy. Both the policy process and the substance of selected policies will be examined. Topics may include foreign policy, civil liberties, health care, social issues, economic problems, environmental policy, and/or others. Credit 3.
    • POL 334 <POLS 3334> Judicial Systems.
      [POLS 3334] An orientation course for pre-law students and others interested in the legal aspects of government. Emphasis is placed on the development of judicial systems and the policy making role of courts. Prerequisite: 3 hours in POLS. Credit 3.
    • POL 336 <POLS 3336> The Presidency and Executives.
      [POLS 3336] A study of the office of President including the institutionalization of the presidency along with a consideration of state governors and the heads of local governing bodies in the United States. Emphasis is placed on comparative development, roles, structures, processes, and functions. Prerequisite: 3 hours in POLS. Credit 3.
    • POL 337 <POLS 3337> The Congress and Legislatures.
      [POLS 3337] An examination of the powers, organization, procedures, and operations of legislative bodies in the United States. Consideration is given to such matters as selection of legislators, legislative leadership, influence of lobbyists, political parties, legislative committees, executives, and legislative roles and norms. Prerequisite: 3 hours in POLS. Credit 3.
    • POL 360 <POLS 3360> Political Parties and Interest Groups.
      [POLS 3360] This course is a survey of the development of the party system from the founding of the republic to the present, together with an examination of party processes, party machines, pressure groups, party finances, the electorate, nominating techniques, political campaigns, and elections. Prerequisite: 3 hours in POLS. Credit 3.
    • POL 364 <POLS 3364> Politics and the Media.
      [POLS 3364] The primary focus of this course is on the role and impact of the media on US politics. The relationship between the media and politics in other nations may also be considered. (Media is defined broadly to include the Internet, radio, television, and the various forms of print media.) Some of the topics that may be explored in the course include: the impact of the media on campaigns and election outcomes, the media as a source of political information, the agenda setting power of the media, the role of the “free press” in a democracy, and citizens’ relationship to the media. The course makes use of textbooks but also relies heavily on media product being offered each day through the various contemporary media. Prerequisite: 3 hours in POLS. Credit 3.
    • POLS 4081 Politics and Film.
      This course is designated to examine special topics which cut across the usual areas of concentration in government. A single topic will be considered each semester this course is offered. Topics may include political socialization, ethnic politics, crises in political systems, research techniques, and other subjects. May be repeated when topic varies. Prerequisites: 6 hours of POLS.
    • POL 434 <POLS 4334> Constitutional Law I: Civil RIghts & Liberties.
       [POLS 3434] This course is a rigorous examination of the development of rights and liberties through the interpretation of the Bill of Rights by the United States Supreme Court. The course relies on the Court’s opinions and is the first course in the two-part constitutional law sequence.  Prerequisites:  6 hours in POLS.  Credit 3.
    • POL 435 <POLS 4335> Constitutional Law II: Governmental Powers/State-Federal Relations [POLS 3435] This course offers a rigorous examination of the development of government powers at the state and federal level through the interpretation of the Constitution by the United States Supreme Court.  It is the second course in the two-part constitutional law sequence.  Prerequisites: 6 hours in POLS.  Credit 3.
    • POL 472 <POLS 4372> Political Attitudes and Behavior.
      [POLS 3472] An examination of political socialization, political recruitment, voting behavior, and public policy outputs. The approaches examined include role, group, political culture, systems analysis, and functional analysis. Prerequisites: 6 hours in POLS. Credit 3.
    • POL 374 <POLS 3374> Quantitative Methods for Political Science [POLS 3374] This is an introduction to research design and quantitative methods used in contemporary political science research.  Students will apply the tools of social science inquiry in a series of projects designed to examine such phenomena as political attitudes and behavior.  Emphasis is on the use of descriptive statistics; tabular and graphic presentation of data; measures of association and correlations; and multivariate analysis in political research.  Prerequisites:  3 hours in POLS.  Credit 3.
    • POL 377 <POLS 3377> Introduction to Political Theory.
       [POLS 3377] An introduction to the political ideas, philosophers, and relevant historical events in Western Europe over the past two thousand years. Representative political writings from the time of Plato to Nietzsche are surveyed. Political ideas and values are addressed in their original historical context as well as independently of any particular historical or cultural limitations. Prerequisite: 3 hours in POLS. Credit 3.
    • POL 378 <POLS 3378> American Political Thought.
       [POLS 3378]  This course surveys American political ideas and movements from colonial times to the present. Prerequisites: 3 hours in POLS. Credit 3.
    • POL 379 <POLS 3379> Research and Writing in Political Science.
      [POLS 3379] This course has two primary objectives. First, students will gain knowledge of basic research methods and design in the social sciences. Particular attention will be given to survey research. Second, students will learn research and writing skills including: how to locate, evaluate, and cite electronic and printed sources; how to conduct a literature review; how to write proposals, reports, and research papers; and how to edit proposals, reports, and papers. Prerequisite: 3 hours in POLS. Credit 3.
    • POL 477 <POLS 4377> Gender and Political Theory [POLS 3477] This is a discussion-based class intended for those who have either familiarity with or interest in political philosophy.  The aim is to revisit some of the foundational texts of the so-called ‘Western canon’ with a specific feminist perspective and to seek the political philosophical implications of selected feminist approaches.  The course has a dual focus:  it is a content class that introduces participants to a particular way of reading and interpreting texts, and it is a skills class that trains participants in critical thinking by asking them to formulate their own questions.  Prerequisite: 6 hours in POLS.  Credit 3.
    • POL 376 <POLS 3376> International Politics in the Post-Soviet Era.
      [POLS 3376] A study of the relations among nations and states in the wake of the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the disintegration of communism. Problems such as internal stability, national conflicts, and internal security will be given particular emphasis. Prerequisite: 3 hours in POLS. Credit 3.
    • POL 380 <POLS 3380> Introduction to International Relations.
      [POLS 3380] An analysis of the relations between nation-states in the international system and the factors influencing their behavior. The changing nature of the international system is analyzed, as are the political and economic sources of tension, war and diplomacy, international law and organization, and the bases of power. Prerequisite: 3 hours in POLS. Credit 3.
    • POL 385 <POLS 3385> International Organization and International Law[POLS 3385] This course is a comprehensive overview of the role of international organizations and law. Specifically it examines the evolution of the United Nations and its precursors, its structure and governance role in international peace and security, emerging human rights law, laws governing war, and issues of development and the global environment. Prerequisite: 3 hours in POLS. Credit 3.
    • POL 386 <POLS 3386> International Political Economy [POLS 3386] This course examines the interplay between states and markets and the interaction of the world economy and international politics.  We study the nature of political economy, the major ideologies and approaches, and specific topics such as the political ramifications of international trade, investment, debt and financial markets and the impact of globalization on the human condition and the environment.  Prerequisite 3 hours in POLS. Credit 3.
    • POL 482 <POLS 4382> International Conflict and Terrorism.
      [POLS 3482] This course examines cases and theories of international and domestic conflict, as well as methods of their resolution. Interstate violence, terrorism, guerilla warfare, and revolution are given special emphasis. Prerequisite: 6 hours in POLS. Credit 3.
    • POL 483 <POLS 4383> International Human Rights [POLS 3483] This course explores the theory and practical meaning of human rights.  Issues covered may include the definition of human rights; the relationship between civil and political rights and economic, social and cultural rights; the meaning and impact of humanitarian and international human rights law; the impact of cultural relativism in the definition and assessment of the promotion and protection of human rights; the significance of different religious perspectives; the question of the legitimacy of humanitarian interventions; and the effects of globalization on human rights perceptions and practices.  Prerequisites: 6 hours in POLS. Credit 3.
    • POL 361 <POLS 3361> Central and Eastern European Politics.
      [POLS 3361] A comparative study of the political systems of Central and Eastern European states, including the European portions of the former Soviet Union, with emphasis on the problems of transition from communism to democracy and market economy. Prerequisite: 3 hours in POLS. Credit 3.
    • POL 368 <POLS 3368> Asian Politics.
      [POLS 3368] A comparative survey of contemporary politics and government in Asia. The course encompasses most of the countries of East Asia: China, Japan, the Koreas, and Southeast Asia, including Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Vietnam and Cambodia. Time permitting, the course may also include India and South Asia. Considerable attention is given to the history and culture of each country as well as the dynamics of change in the region. Prerequisite: 3 hours in POLS. Credit 3.
    • POL 369 <POLS 3369> Religion and Politics [POLS 3369] This course examines the historical and contemporary relationship between religion and politics. Topics include politics and religion in the United States, the proper role of religion in American public life, the relation between religion and state in the Islamic world, religion and conflict situations, and the role of religion in conflict resolution. Prerequisite: 3 hours in POLS. Credit 3.
    • POL 370 <POLS 3370> Western European Politics.
       [POLS 3370] A comparative survey of contemporary politics and governments in Western Europe. The course typically concentrates on Britain, France, Germany, and Italy, but usually includes other important and interesting countries, such as Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, and the Scandinavian countries. The European Union - its policies, institutions, and expansion - is fully treated in the course. Prerequisite: 3 hours in POLS. Credit 3.
    • POL 375 <POLS 3375> Politics of the Middle East [POLS 3375] A comparative survey of contemporary patterns of government and politics in the Middle East. The course encompasses most of the countries of the Middle East, including Egypt, Israel, Lebanon, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, the Gulf States, Iraq, Iran, and Turkey. North Africa may also be included. Considerable attention is given to the historical legacies and continuing impact of colonialism and nationalism, political Islam and secularism, challenges of authority, and legitimacy. The impact on the region and U.S. foreign policy of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and regime change in the region is covered at length. Prerequisite: 3 hours in POLS. Credit 3.
    • POL 387 <POLS 3387> Latin American Politics.
       [POLS 3387] A survey of contemporary patterns of government and politics in Latin America with emphasis on institutions, processes, behavior, and problems of democracy, authoritarianism, and political development in selected nations. Historical, social, and economic background factors are also considered, along with major issues of U.S.-Latin American relations. Prerequisite: 3 hours in POLS. Credit 3.
    • POL 338 <POLS 3338> Victims’ Rights: Politics and Policies.
       [POLS 3338] This course introduces students to the politics and policies of victims’ rights. The course examines the emergence of victims’ rights as a political issue and as a social movement. The course surveys victims’ rights policies and programs at the local, state, national, and international level and analyzes their development, their implementation, and their impact. This is the introductory course for the Victim Studies Program. Prerequisite: 3 hours in POLS. Credit 3.
    • POL 339 <POLS 3339> The Roles of Nonprofit Organizations.
       [POLS 3339] This course introduces students to the history, roles, and types of nonprofit organizations and offers students an overview of the development of nonprofit organizations. Topics covered in the course include: nonprofit and government relations, nonprofit and business relations, nonprofits and policymaking, nonprofits in an international context, and organizational issues. Prerequisites: 3 hours in POLS. Credit 3.
    • POL 391 <POLS 3391> Government Organization and Management.
      [POLS 3391] Comparison of governmental organizations within society and analysis of the differences and their impact upon practices of administration in public agencies. Consideration is also given to the management tools available to governmental agencies and their capabilities and limitations. Prerequisites: 3 hours in POLS. Credit 3.
    • POL 392 <POLS 3392> Economic Policy.
      [POLS 3392] A general study of the role of modern government in the economy and society. Particular attention is given to governmental activity in regulating and promoting business activity. Prerequisite: 3 hours in POLS. Credit 3.
    • POL 393 <POLS 3393> Social Policy.
       [POLS 3393] A general study of the roles, actions, and problems of modern governments in dealing with social issues such as education, health, housing, transportation, and welfare services. Prerequisite: 3 hours in POLS. Credit 3.
    • POL 395 <POLS 3395> Environmental Policy.
      [POLS 3395] A survey of the major environmental issues and policies existing in the United States and the world today. An in-depth investigation of such environmental policy areas as clean air and water, endangered species, invasive alien species, public land management, ecosystem management, the conservation of biodiversity, nuclear power, waste disposal and energy production and use. Prerequisite: 3 hours in POLS. Credit 3.
    • POL 438 <POLS 4338> Grant Research and Writing.
      [POLS 3438] This course teaches students grant research and writing skills as well as introduces students to the many sources for grants. Topics covered in the course include: identifying key grant sources, matching grant proposals to grant sources, planning grants, and writing successful grant proposals. Prerequisites: 6 hours in POLS. Credit 3.
    • POL 481 <POLS 4381> Problems in Political Science.
      [POLS 3481] This course is designed to examine special topics which cut across the usual areas of concentration in government. A single topic will be considered each semester this course is offered. Topics may include political socialization, ethnic politics, crises in political systems, research techniques, and other subjects. May be repeated when topic varies. Prerequisites: 6 hours of POLS. Credit 3. 
    • POL 495 <POLS 4395> Directed Studies and Internships in Political Science.
       [POLS 3495] This course is designed especially for advanced students in Political Science who are capable of independent study. Work may involve advanced readings, directed research, or assignment as an intern in a political or government office. Registration is upon the approval of the Chair of the Department of Political Science and the instructor directing the course. This course may be taken for Academic Distinction Credit. Prerequisites: 12 hours of Political Science and departmental permission. Credit 1-3.

    Psychology

    • PSY 131 <PSYC 1301> Introduction to Psychology.
      [PSYC 1301] This course is designed to be a broad survey of the field of psychology covering such topics as learning, perception, personality, development, psychopathology, etc. It covers both the theoretical basis and the empirical content of these areas. Credit 3.
    • PSY 234 <PSYC 2302> Introduction to Research Methods.
      [PSYC 2302] This course is designed to introduce the student to the scientific method in general and research methodology in psychology in particular through laboratory and field experiments. Laboratory period required. Credit 3.
    • PSY 214 <PSYC 2102> Introduction to Research Methods: Lab.
      [PSYC 2102] Laboratory to be taken concurrently with PSY 234(PSYC 2302). Credit 1.
    • PSY 237 <PSYC 2305> Professional Psychology.
      [PSYC 2305] A survey is made of clinical/counseling psychology, e.g. psychopathology, diagnostic instruments, methods and techniques; individual and group psychotherapy, theories, community psychology; professional ethics of the clinical/counseling psychologist. Credit 3.
    • PSY 289 <PSYC 2315> Psychology of Adjustment.
      [PSYC 2315] A study is made of the dynamics of human behavior applying psychological theory to the development of the wholesome well adjusted personality. Techniques for managing stress, reducing anxiety, coping with anger, increasing assertiveness, and achieving self-control are considered. Credit 3.
    • PSY 387 <PSYC 3301> Elementary Statistics.
      [PSYCH 3301] This course is a study of statistics as applied to problems in psychology and education, to include frequency functions, correlation and regression, and statistical tests of significance. Credit 3.
    • PSY 317 <PSYC 3101> Statistics Laboratory.
      [PSYC 3101] Laboratory to be taken concurrently with PSY 387(PSYC 3301]. Credit 1.
    • PSY 331 <PSYC 3331> Abnormal Psychology.
      [PSYC 3331] This course includes an introduction to behavioral disorders. Biological and social factors in the development, diagnosis, and treatment of psychopathology are studied. Prerequisite: 3 semester hours of Psychology. Credit 3.
    • PSY 332 <PSYC 3332> History of Psychology.
      [PSYC 3332] This course includes an historical survey of the scientific and philosophic antecedents of modern psychology. Prerequisite: 3 semester hours of Psychology. Credit 3.
    • PSY 333 <PSYC 3333> Physiological Psychology.
      [PSYC 3333] This course is designed to acquaint the student with the biological substrates of behavior. A study is made of the genetic, neuroanatomical, neurochemical and neurophysiological mechanisms of such psychological processes as sensation, movement, learning, memory, motivation and emotion. This course is offered primarily for psychology majors and minors but may serve as an elective for majors in biology, chemistry, and public health. Laboratory period required. Prerequisite: 3 hours in Psychology and 4 hours in Biology or consent of instructor. Credit 3.
    • PSY 313 <PSYC 3133> Physiological Psychology Lab.
      [PSY 3133] Laboratory to be taken concurrently with PSY 333(PSYC 3333). Credit 1.
    • PSY 334 <PSYC 3334> Human Sexuality.
      [PSYC 3334] A study is made of the biological, social, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual elements of our human sexuality. Topics such as sexual health, sexual dysfunction, sexuality education, and intimate relationships are covered. Credit 3.
    • PSY 336 <PSYC 3336> Sensation/Perception.
      [PSYC 3336] A study is made of the sensory processes, the relationship between physical stimuli and sensory/perceptual experience, and perceptual phenomena. Topics such as pain, constancies, illusions, and psychophysics are covered. Credit 3.
    • PSY 337 <PSYC 3337> Cognition.
      [PSYC 3337] This course is intended to provide a broad survey of the field of cognitive psychology covering such topics as attention, memory, forgetting, consciousness, and organization/structure. It covers both the theoretical basis and empirical content of the area. Credit 3.
    • PSY 365 <PSYC 3365> Close Relationships.
      [PSYC 3365] This course examines the processes of close relationships, employing psychological theory and research. Topics include the nature of intimacy, attraction, communication, interdependency, love, jealousy, conflict, and loneliness.Credit 3.
    • PSY 371 <PSYC 3371> Humanistic Psychology.
      [PSYC 3371] An examination of the major themes of humanistic/existential psychology/philosophy and their impact on contemporary society. Works from literature, psychology, philosophy, and religion are included. Taught with PHL 371(PHIL 3371). Credit 3.
    • PSY 374 <PSYC 3374> Developmental Psychology.
      [PSYC 3374] A study is made of the physical, mental, emotional, and social growth and development of the person across the entire life span. Credit 3.
    • PSY 375* Psychopathology and Family Dynamics [PSYC 3375]* This course examines the interactions of psychopathology and family dynamics. Topics include parenting, chronic physical illness, mood and anxiety disorders, physical and sexual abuse, and chemical dependence. Prerequisite: Junior standing and either PSY 331, FCS 369, SOC 462, or COM 486. Credit 3. *Subject to approval by the Coordinating Board.
    • PSY 381 <PSYC 3381> Social Psychology.
      [PSYC 3381] This course examines individual human behavior as it is influenced by cultural and social stimuli. Topics studied include interpersonal attraction, aggression, prejudice and sexism, conformity, altruism, and group behavior. Credit 3.
    • PSY 382 <PSYC 3382> Comparative Psychology.
      [PSYC 3382] This course deals with physical and behavioral differences in animals and how these differences can be adaptive. Specific topics include habitat selection, territoriality, predator and anti-predator behavior, reproductive behavior, and social behavior. Prerequisites: PSY 234 <PSYC 2302> and 387. Credit 3.
    • PSY 383 <PSYC 3383> Psychology and the Law.
      [PSYC 3383] This course is designed to examine the application of scientific and professional principles of psychology in the legal system, the use of social science methods to study the legal system, and the impact of law on the practice of psychology. Content areas include legal competencies, the insanity defense, jury consultation, psychologists and the death penalty, the accuracy of eyewitness testimony, prediction of violence, the psychology of victims, family law, and ethical dilemmas. Prerequisites: 6 hours of PSY. Credit 3.
    • PSY 385 <PSYC 3385> Health Psychology.
      [PSYC 3385] This course examines how biological, psychological, and social factors interact and contribute to health promotion, illness prevention, coping with stress, pain, or other acute or chronic diseases, and recovery from and adjustment to serious health problems. Prerequisites: 6 hours of PSY. Credit 3.
    • PSY 391 <PSYC 3391> Psychopharmacology.
      [PSYC 3391] This course includes a study of the field of behavioral pharmacology: the systematic study of the effects of drugs on behavior and the way in which behavioral principles can help in understanding how drugs work. The course focuses on the neurophysiological mechanisms of action of various psychoactive drugs. Credit 3.
    • PSY 431 <PSYC 4331> Personality.
      [PSYC 4331] A study is made of the major theories of personality; the biological and social factors in the development and functioning of personality are considered. Prerequisite: 6 semester hours of Psychology. Credit 3.
    • PSY 432 <PSYC 4332> Learning.
      [PSYC 4332] This course includes a study of the major theories of learning and their historical backgrounds; experimental procedures in the study of learning are discussed. Prerequisite: 6 semester hours of Psychology. Credit 3.
    • PSY 433 <PSYC 4333> Seminar in Psychology.
      [PSYC 4333] This course includes discussions of selected topics in psychology. Credit 3.
    • PSY 434 <PSYC 4334> Applied Social Psychology.
      [PSYC 4334] This course examines the use of social psychological theory and method to explain and solve real world problems. Topics include physical and mental health, the environment, law, consumerism, and processes of conflict and social influence. Prerequisite: PSY 381. Credit 3.
    • PSY 475 <PSYC 4375> Problems.
      [PSYC 4375] Designed for advanced students in psychology who are capable of independent study. Prerequisites: Approval of Program Coordinator and the instructor directing the study. Credit 3.
    • PSY 488 <PSYC 4388> Psychological Testing.
      [PSYC 4388] A study is made of group and individual differences and their assessment. The student is introduced to instruments and techniques used in the measurement of intelligence, aptitudes, achievement, interest, attitudes, and other dimensions of personality and behavior. Prerequisites: 9 hours in Psychology including PSY 131 <PSYC 1301> and 387. Credit 3.
    • PSY 491 <PSYC 4391> Divorce: The Psychological Impact.
      [PSYC 4391] A comprehensive investigation is made of psychological, legal, moral, religious, and cultural variables related to cause, process, and adjustment to divorce is made. Emphasis is placed on the impact of divorce on the individual. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Credit 3.
    • PSY 492 <PSYC 4392> Industrial/Organizational Psychology.
      [PSYC 4392] This course provides an integration of psychological principles as applied to industrial/organizational milieu. The focus is on the application of research methodology, psychological assessment, personality, and organizational theories to the work environment. Specifically, research related to the application of psychological theory related to personnel, work environment, organizational, and pertinent legal issues will be considered. Prerequisite: PSY 131 <PSYC 1301> or PSY 289. Credit 3.
    • PSY 493 <PSYC 4393> Positive Psychology.
      [PSYC 4393] This course will focus on the scientific understanding of healthy human processes of positive emotions, character strengths, traits, and virtues (such as courage, gratitude, hope, optimism, self-regulation, spirituality, and wisdom). Assessment methods and intervention applications in diverse settings (e.g., education, health, corporate and organizational leadership, and clinical psychology) will be covered. Prerequisite: 6 hours in Psychology. Credit: 3.

    Reading

    • RDG 031D <READ 0301> Developmental Reading.
       An intense study of vocabulary, text organization, comprehension and other reading. Strategies to develop reading skills are emphasized. Instruction is delivered through a combination of class lectures and individual Reading Center tutorials. Credit in this course does not count toward graduation and computation of grade point averages and classification of students by hours completed.
    • RDG 131 <READ 1301> Strategies for College Reading and Thinking.
      Students will learn and practice strategies and skills necessary to read and think critically at the college level. Course focus is on reading in all academic disciplines, especially those with heavy reading content. Two hour class and one hour computerized tutorial. Credit 3.
    • RDG 235 <READ 2305> Literacy Processes of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations.
       The fundamental concepts, principles, and conflicts of second language learning and teaching. Effective instructional approaches for students of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds are learned and applied. The use of multiethnic literature in the classroom is a special focus of this course. Credit 3.
    • RDG 275 <READ 2306> Literacy as a Foundation for Learning.
      Students examine their personal literacy development and their philosophical assumptions underlying literacy instruction in order to build a basis for the theories and practices provided in the advanced reading courses. Credit 3.
    • RDG 370 <READ 3370> The Teaching of Reading.
       The fundamental concepts and principles of reading instruction and focus on the developmental stages of reading. Word attack, comprehension, study strategies and other aspects of a balanced literacy program are learned and applied. Must be taken concurrently with RDG 390, and RDG 380, Concurrent enrollment in ESL 314 <TESL 3101> is required for EC6 students. Field experiences in PK-12 public schools required. Advance departmental approval and BSL 333 <BESL 3301> required. Admission to educator preparation program required. Credit 3.
    • RDG 380 <READ 3371> Literacy Assessment and Instruction.
       Students will administer and interpret varied assessment tools as well as select and implement appropriate instructional techniques to plan and conduct effective classroom literacy instruction. Field experiences in PK-12 public schools required. Must be taken concurrently with RDG 370 <READ 3370> and RDG 390. Concurrent enrollment in ESL 314 <TESL 3101> is required for EC6 students. Advance departmental approval and BSL 333 <BESL 3301> required. Admission to educator preparation program required. Credit 3.
    • RDG 383 <READ 3373> Content Area Reading in the Middle Grades.
       This course focuses on using reading and writing as tools for learning in all academic areas, i.e. math, science, social studies, in grades 4-8.Concurrent enrollment in RDG 385.  Prerequisite: SPD 231. Credit 3.
    • RDG 385 <READ 3374> Vocabulary and Word Study in the Middle Grades.
       Students will explore phonemic awareness, decoding skills, and vocabulary. Specifically included in the study are phonic generalizations, structural analysis, word derivations and etymology, and strategies for technical and other specialized vocabularies. Concurrent enrollment in RDG 383. Prerequisite: SPD 231. Credit 3.
    • RDG 390 <READ 3372> The Teaching of Language Arts.
      Focus on the developmental stages of writing and the interrelated language processes of listening, speaking and reading and writing. Pre-service teachers will explore theories and instructional practices in the elementary school language arts program. Must be taken concurrently with RDG 370 <READ 3370> and RDG 380. Concurrent enrollment in ESL 314 <TESL 3101> is required for EC6 students. Field experiences in PK-12 public schools required. Advance departmental approval and BSL 333 <BESL 3301> required. Admission to educator preparation program required.  Credit 3.
    • RDG 393 <READ 3380> Emergent and Beginning Literacy.
       Language and cognitive development, listening, speaking, reading, and writing theories and instructional practices with children from birth to grade 3. Prerequisite: 54 hours. Credit 3.
    • RDG 420 <READ 4205> Content Area Reading Grades EC-6.
       This course focuses on using reading and writing as tools for learning in all academic areas, i.e. math, science, social studies in the elementary classroom. Prequisites: RDG 370, 380, 390. Concurrent enrollment in EED 434, 435, 436, 427, MLE 375, and ESL 414 <TESL 4101> is required.Credit: 2.
    • RDG 471 <READ 4310> Reading and Language Arts in the Middle Grades.
      This course focuses on the uniqueness of middle grade students, middle school structures and explore literacy theories and activities that meet these needs and structures. Prerequisites: RDG 370, 380 and 390. Credit 3.
    • RDG 475 <READ 4315> Individual Problems in Reading.
       Designed for students interested in extending conceptual knowledge in literacy issues. This course addresses special topics and independent study related to methodologies, curriculum, assessment, and language processes. Advance Departmental Approval Required. Credit 3.
    • RDG 492 <READ 4320> Content Area Reading and Writing.
       Students will learn to determine pupils’ needs and abilities in content area reading and writing through the use of assessment instruments and will plan instructional strategies appropriate to their needs within specific secondary teaching fields. Field experiences in PK-12 public schools required. Prerequisites: EED/SED 374. Credit 3.

    Secondary Education

    • SED 383 <CISE 3384>The Teaching Profession.
      This required course for those seeking 8-12 certification is an introduction to the concept of teaching as a professional career that makes a difference in the lives of children, youth, and their families. The course will introduce students to lesson planning, writing clear learning objectives, instructional strategies, formative and summative assessment methods, classroom manangement, professional ethics, the use of technology as an instructional tool, and the opportunity to teach lessons in the 8-12 classrooms. Ten (10) hours of field experience required in 8-12 public schools. Prerequisite: Junior Status. Credit 3.
    • SED 464 <CISE 4364> Methods of Teaching in Secondary Schools.
       (A secondary block course) This course focuses on developing strategies that are effective in secondary schools. Candidates use the TEKS to develop objectives and plan effective instruction. Candidates develop a preliminary Teacher Work Sample to demonstrate their mastery of the components that produce effective instruction that results in effective student learning. Extensive field experience required. Prerequisites: <CISE 3384>, admission to the Educator Preparation Program and Departmental approval. This course is taken in block with <CISE 4347> and <CISE 4377>. Credit 3.
    • <CISE 4374> Human Growth and Learning. This course examines growth and learning in primarily in secondary environments. Major theories of teaching-learning processes are studied. Human development related to education is emphasized. Special attention is paid to diversity in the public school environment. Required field experience in 8-12 public schools. Prerequisites: <CISE 4384>*, admission to the Educator Preparation Program and Departmental approval.Credit 3.
    • SED 475 <CISE 4375> Problems.
      This course is designed to permit individual students to study specific areas of interest and need. Prerequisite: Departmental approval. Credit 3.
    • SED 476 <CISE 4376> Developing a Professional Teacher Portfolio.
      The purpose of this course is to provide the prospective secondary teacher the opportunity to organize artifacts on the development, exploration, integration, application, and teaching of content knowledge, pedagogical knowledge and skill development in the development of a professional teacher portfolio. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in student teaching and departmental approval. Credit: 3.
    • <CISE 4377> Assessment of Student Learning in Secondary.
      This course is designed to provide the prospective secondary teacher the opportunity to create educational objectives consistent with an aligned curriculum, instruction and assessment model. Student will learn how to construct and use teacher made tests and performance assessments that support the alignment process. Students will also study assessment, grading, portfolios, using cumulative folders, parent conferences, statistics and interpretations of standardized tests in the process of assessing of students. . Extensive field experience required. Prerequisites: CISE 3384*, admission to the Educator Preparation Program and Departmental approval. This course is taken in block with <CISE 4374> and <CISE 4364>. Credit 3.
    • SED 480 <CISE 4380> Responsibilities of the Professional Educator.
       This course is designed to assist future teachers in understanding the structure, organization, and management of public schools at the national, state, and local levels. Course content will include a study of the needs of the special learner and students from various cultures. This course is taken during the student teaching semester. Prerequisite: Admission to Student Teaching. Credit 3.
    • SED 494 <CISE 4394> Classroom Management for Secondary Schools.
      (A secondary methods block course) This course provides a survey of classroom management and discipline approaches appropriate in a public school setting. Candidates will explore multiple components that produce a well managed classroom. Candidates will create a classroom management plan that will be a functional model for their classrooms. Prerequisites: Full admission to Educator Preparation Program and departmental approval.   This course is taken during the student teaching semester. Credit 3.
    • SED 496 <CISE 4396> Student Teaching in the Secondary Classroom.
      The student is assigned full-time student teaching responsibilities at the secondary level (Grades 8-12) for a placement of approximately six to seven weeks. This course must be taken with SED 497 <CISE 4396>. The two courses represent two placements that span the grades for that certification. For example, a teacher candidate with an 8-12 certification would have one placement at the lower grade levels such as 8th grade and a second placement at a higher grade, for example the 11th grade. This time is divided among observation, participation, teaching and conference activities. The candidate will create a Teacher Work Sample during this placement, a project that demonstrates mastery of the components that produce effective instruction that results in effective student learning. Successful completion of the Teacher Work Sample is required for program completion. Prerequisite: Admission to Student Teaching Program. Credit 3.
    • SED 497 <CISE 4397> Student Teaching in the Secondary Classroom.
      The student is assigned full-time student teaching responsibilities at the secondary level (Grades 8-12) for a placement of approximately six to seven weeks. This course must be taken with SED 496 <CISE 4396> or EED 491 <CIEE 4391>. This time is divided among observation, participation, teaching and conference activities. Prerequisite: Admission to Student Teaching Program. Credit 3.

    Sociology

    • SOC 131 <SOCI 1301> Principles of Sociology.
      [SOCI 1301] Introduction to the discipline with a focus on concepts and principles used in the study of group life, social institutions and social processes. This course is a prerequisite to many other courses taught in the department. It is required of all Sociology majors and minors. Credit 3.
    • SOC 168 <SOCI 2319> Introduction to Ethnic Studies.
      [SOCI 2319] A survey of the field and problems of Ethnic Studies as an area of knowledge and investigation. The instruction is to be interdisciplinary in nature. Major considerations of the entire Ethnic Studies field will be defined and analyzed. Although the course is not prerequisite to any of the others, students are strongly urged to take it before attempting other Ethnic Studies courses. Credit 3.
    • SOC 264 <SOCI 1306> Social Problems.
      [SOCI 1306] Application of sociological principles to the major problems of contemporary society. Special attention is given to mental disorders, use and abuse of drugs and alcohol, sexual deviance and crime and delinquency; problems of youth and the family in contemporary society; institutionalized aspects of inequality, prejudice and discrimination; and population and environmental concerns. Credit 3.
    • SOC 266 <SOCI 2366> Sociology of Sport.
       [SOCI 2366] This course utilizes the application of the social science mode of inquiry to the study of the sociocultural characteristics of sport. These include examinations of the cultural, economic, political and structural factors (i.e., gender, race, etc.) which form salient aspects of today’s sport activities at various levels. Focus is placed on the characteristics of sports and how these characteristics both reflect and have impact upon the social climate of a given society. Credit 3.
    • <SOCI 2399W> Writing in Sociology.
       This course is designed to teach students the writing skills needed for advanced courses in Sociology. Topics include: structure and style in writing; citations and American Sociological Association stylebook; how to conduct library and internet research as a basis for research writing; and specialized techniques for quantitative research papers, qualitative research papers, book reviews, compare and contrast papers and essay exams. Prerequisite: ENG 164 <ENGL 1301>, ENG 165 <ENGL 1302>, SOC 131 <SOCI 1301>. Credit 3.
    • SOC 333 <SOCI 3354> Age and Inequality.
      [SOCI 3354] This course underscores the influence of age on income and wealth, status and power. It includes an examination of institutional discrimination against the young and the old, as well as individual discrimination, such as child and elder abuse. It studies the relationship between life-cycle changes and changes in placement in the class, status and power stratification system. Prerequisite: SOC 131 <SOCI 1301> [SOCI 1301] or consent of instructor. Credit 3.
    • SOC 335 <SOCI 3325> Gender and Inequality.
      [SOCI 3325] This course studies the influence of gender on socialization and placement in class, status and power stratification systems. It includes an analysis of institutional discrimination against women in major social institutions such as religion, education, family, heath care and work, and an examination of the feminization of poverty. Prerequisite: SOC 131 <SOCI 1301> [SOCI 1301] or consent of instructor. Credit 3.
    • <SOCI 3335>Race and Ethnic Inequality.
      This course examines ethnic stratification, i.e., placement in the class, status and power stratification systems on the basis of birth ascribed and socially defined race/ethnicity, and of the ideologies which serve to rationalize these inequalities. The course includes study of institutional discrimination -- ethnic stratification in major social institutions such as education, health care, religion and work. Broadly defined, ethnic stratification includes inequality based on other birth ascribed statuses, such as age and gender. Prerequisite: SOC 131 <SOCI 1301>. Credit 3
    • SOC 336 <SOCI 3336> Social Change and Development.
      [SOCI 3336] An analysis of world population growth and the associated problems of social development: urbanization, unemployment, secularization, hunger, and war. Prerequisite: SOC 131[SOCI 1301] and upper division standing. Credit 3.
    • SOC 337 <SOCI 4337> Environment and Society.
      [SOCI 4337] The purpose of this course is to examine the “environment” as a social and cultural issue. Topics discussed include an overview of the field of environmental sociology, traditional sociological perspectives on environmental issues, paradigmatic implications of environmental sociology, the development of environmental movement, the rise of environmental deterioration, public attitudes toward environmental issues, national environmental policies, and social impact assessment. Prerequisite: SOC 131 <SOCI 1301> [SOCI 1301] and upper division standing. Credit 3.
    • SOC 343 <SOCI 3443> Social Statistics.
      [SOCI 3443] Examination of basic concepts, techniques and data necessary for an adequate understanding of social structure and change: observational, experimental, sample survey, and demographic. It includes an introduction to computers, computer software, and social statistics. Prerequisite: SOC 131. [SOCI 1301] Credit 4
    • SOC 364 <SOCI 3324> Social Inequality.
      [SOCI 3324] This survey course studies the distribution of three primary resources: class, status and power. Special attention is given to the way birth-ascribed statuses such as age, sex and race interact with class, status and power stratification systems. Special attention is also given to the popular and scientific explanations of inequality, especially with respect to the high and low ends of the distribution of income and wealth. Prerequisite: SOC 131[SOCI 1301] or consent of instructor. Credit 3.
    • SOC 365 <SOCI 3365> Sociology of Health and Illness.
      [SOCI 3365] Processes by which persons assume, act, and relinquish the sick role; interrelationships between patient and family, doctors, and hospital; quality and quantity of health services distributed by class and race. Problems posed by “mental illness”: diagnosis, treatment, and involuntary commitment. Prerequisite: SOC 131 <SOCI 1301> [SOCI 1301] or consent of instructor. Credit 3.
    • SOC 366 <SOCI 4340> Research Methods in Sociology.
      [SOCI 4340] This course is designed to introduce the student to the logic and character of scientific and alternative means of social inquiry. Examines the function of observation, concept formation, proposition arrangement and testing of theory as components of the scientific process in sociology. Prerequisite: SOC 131. [SOCI 1301] Credit 3.
    • SOC 376 <SOCI 3376> Rural and Urban Sociology.
      [SOCI 3376] Examines the human community in its ecological, cultural, and associational aspects. The folk, rural, and urban community considered from the standpoint of various sociological perspectives. Special attention is given to social change, including decision-making as it affects local life. Prerequisite: SOC 131. [SOCI 1301] Credit 3.
    • SOC 378 <SOCI 3338> Socialization, Social Control and Deviant Social Behavior.
      [SOCI 3338] Examines structures and processes through which social systems (e.g., groups, institutions, organizations, and societies) secure and maintain order and social control. Sociological concepts, principles and theories used to explain sanctioning in various social systems whereby people are socialized to want to act the way they have to act for social order to prevail. Prerequisite: SOC 131[SOCI 1301]. Credit 3.
    • SOC 381 <SOCI 3381> Cultural Anthropology.
      [SOCI 3381] Cultural and social organization among primitive or preliterate societies; marriage, property, religion, magic and tribal control. Significance of the study of primitive cultures for understanding of urban industrial civilizations. Credit 3.
    • SOC 384 <SOCI 3384> Economy and Society.
      [SOCI 3384] Changing employment opportunities for college graduates; blue collar, white collar, and professional lifestyles; origins of industrial society and effects on social stratification, minorities, and the family. Issues such as workers’ control of industry, relationships between industry and government. Sociology of labor relations and personnel management. Credit 3.
    • SOC 386 <SOCI 4344> Sociological Theory.
      [SOCI 4344] A historical survey of the development of sociological thought. Emphasis is placed upon the growth of Sociology as a discipline, major areas of interest and major contributors. Prerequisite: SOC 131[SOCI 1301]. Credit 3.
    • SOC 392 <SOCI 3392> Social Movements.
      [SOCI 3392] Examines the characteristics of social movements useful to the sociological study and interpretations of major social trends involving both social and cultural change in community and society. Theoretical frameworks for understanding and the causes, types, and theories of change in contemporary society are given special attention. Prerequisite: SOC 131[SOCI 1301]. Credit 3.
    • <SOCI 4320> Science and Technology.
      This course examines the role of science and technology in society. Sociological approaches to understanding science and technology; the relationship between science, technology and other social institutions; and the impact on society will be examined. This seminar course will use a case study approach to the subject matter. Prerequisite: SOC 131 <SOCI 1301> and PHL 372 <PHIL 3372>. Credit 3.
    • SOC 438 <SOCI 4334> Sociology of Disaster.
      [SOCI 4334] Disasters are fundamentally social events. This course will investigate how culture, inequality, social structure and processes shape how people face disasters, how they respond and the ways in which they recover or fail to do so. How disasters may lead to rapid social change will also be explored. Students will learn the foundations of sociology of disaster theory, will examine a number of case studies and will apply theory to the in-depth study of one event. Writing enhanced. Prerequisite: SOC131[SOCI 1301]. Credit 3.
    • SOC 462 <SOCI 3341> Marriage and the Family.
       [SOCI 3341] A sociological examination of marriage and family life. Problems of courtship, mate selection, and marriage adjustment in modern American society. Credit 3.
    • SOC 465 <SOCI 3355> Race/Ethnic Inequality.
      [SOCI 3355] This course examines ethnic stratification, i.e., placement in the class, status and power stratification systems on the basis of birth ascribed and socially defined race/ethnicity, and of the ideologies which serve to rationalize these inequalities. The course includes the study of institutional discrimination and ethnic stratification in major social institutions such as education, health care, religion and work. Broadly defined, ethnic stratification includes inequality based on other birth ascribed statuses, such as age and gender. Prerequisite: SOC 131 <SOCI 1301> [SOCI 1301] or consent of instructor. Credit 3.
    • SOC 468 <SOCI 3342> Sociology of Religion.
       [SOCI 3342] Identity and comparative understanding of religious beliefs and practices of peoples of the world. Attention is given to particular archaeological and ethnographic problems in the study of religion. Special emphasis is given to the functional perspective in examining the relation between religious beliefs and other institutions in selective social systems. Prerequisite: SOC 131[SOCI 1301] or consent of instructor. Credit 3.
    • SOC 475 <SOCI 4375> Readings in Sociology.
       [SOCI 4375] Designed for advanced students in the behavioral sciences who are capable of independent study. Registration upon written approval of the chair of the department and of the instructor directing the course. Credit 3.
    • SOC 476 <SOCI 4332> The Sociology of Demography and Migration.
       [SOCI 4332] This course introduces of the field of demography and explores theories and processes of population movement and migration. Special attention is given to effect of globalization on migration, migration streams, documented and undocumented migration, and assimilation of migrants.This course will focus on understanding the similarities and differences among immigrant groups who migrate with different social and human capital. The course also addresses immigration policies in the U. S. Prerequisite: SOC 131[SOCI 1301] or consent of instructor. Credit 3.
    • SOC 477 <SOCI 4336> Bureaucracy and Work.
      [SOCI 4336] Examines the structure and functioning of large-scale organizations and bureaucratic social systems in various institutional settings (e.g., business or industry, health, education, religion, military, prison and political). Attention is given to personal and social consequences of organizational involvement. Prerequisite: SOC 131 <SOCI 1301> SOCI 1301] . Credit 3.
    • SOC 479 <SOCI 4379> Internship in Applied Sociology.
      [SOCI 4379] This course is designed to allow advanced students in-depth exploration of sociological issues in an applied setting. Minimum of 120 hours in approved host organization, plus completion of academic requirements. Prerequisites: Junior or Senior Sociology majors, minimum GPA 3.0 or through special petition. Internships are unpaid. Fall and Spring only. Credit 3.
    • SOC 499 <SOCI 4399> Senior Seminar in Sociology.
       [SOCI 4399] The content of this seminar will have alternate emphasis placed, at the discretion of the instructor, on special areas or issues of Sociology meeting the career needs of Sociology majors, minors, and/or prospective teachers of Sociology. Prerequisite: Advanced standing in Sociology. Credit 3.

    Spanish

    • SPN 141 <SPAN 1411> Elementary Spanish I. [SPAN 1411]
      For students who have had no previous instruction in Spanish. Introduction to Spanish pronunciation, vocabulary, and basic language codes stressing an oral approach to the language with special emphasis on conversation and oral drill. Two one-hour language laboratory periods weekly are required, one of which is a concurrent lab class enrollment. For non-native speakers of Spanish. Native Spanish speakers should take the CLEP or register for 264. Credit 4.
    • SPN 142 <SPAN 1412> Elementary Spanish II. [SPAN 1412]
      This course is a continuation of SPN 141. Language codes with more complexity are discussed and drilled. Stress is placed on aural and oral skills. Two one-hour language laboratory periods weekly are required, one of which is a concurrent lab class enrollment. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in SPN 141 <SPAN 1411> or equivalent. For non-native speakers of Spanish. Native Spanish speakers should take the CLEP or register for 264. Credit 4.
    • SPN 263 <SPAN 2311> Intermediate Spanish I. [SPAN 2311]
      Readings of medium difficulty are used as a basis for reading and aural comprehension as well as for oral communication. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in SPN 142 <SPAN 1412> or equivalent. For non-native speakers of Spanish. Native Spanish speakers should take the CLEP or register for 264. Credit 3.
    • SPN 264 <SPAN 2312> Intermediate Spanish II. [SPAN 2312]
      Continuation of SPN 263 <SPAN 2311> with special emphasis on practical needs for communication. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in SPN 263 <SPAN 2311> or equivalent. A section may be reserved for native Spanish speakers. Credit 3.
    • SPN 361 <SPAN 3361> Spanish Grammar and Composition.
      Study of the syntactical and morphological characteristics of the Spanish language with emphasis on developing the ability to write in Spanish. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in SPN 264, the equivalent of SPN 264, or consent of instructor. Credit 3.
    • SPN 362 <SPAN 3362> Survey of Spanish Literature I.
      A study of the development of the literature of Spain from the Middle Ages to the 18th century. Various eras, genres, and authors are studied. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in SPN 361 <SPAN 3361> or consent of Chair. Credit 3.
    • SPN 363 <SPAN 3363> Survey of Spanish Literature II.
      Will focus on the literature of Spain beginning with the eighteenth century to the present. Masterworks from genres of drama, poetry, and prose will be read, discussed in Spanish and analyzed in written reports.Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in SPN 361 <SPAN 3361> or consent of Chair. Credit 3.
    • SPN 365 <SPAN 3365> Modern Spanish Short Story.
      Study of selected short stories written by prominent Spanish authors since 1950. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in SPN 361 <SPAN 3361> or consent of Chair. Credit 3.
    • SPN 367 <SPAN 3367> Introduction to Spanish Linguistics and Phonology.
       A study of descriptive, applied, and contrastive linguistics. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in SPN 361 <SPAN 3361> or consent of Chair. Credit 3.
    • SPN 368 <SPAN 3368> Conversational Spanish I.
      Emphasis is placed on extemporaneous speaking and conversation. Reading materials from Spanish speaking countries will be included as a basis for conversation and composition. This course cannot be taken for credit by native Spanish speakers. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in SPN 361 <SPAN 3361> or consent of Chair. Credit 3.
    • SPN 369 <SPAN 3369> (3369) Conversational Spanish II.
      Emphasis is placed on extemporaneous speaking and conversation. Reading materials from Spanish speaking countries will be included as a basis for conversation and composition. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in SPN 361 <SPAN 3361> or consent of Chair. Credit 3.
    • SPN 370 <SPAN 3370> Spanish for Business.
      Study of business terminology in Spanish related to banking, accounting, international trade, marketing, management, and finance and of cultural aspects of Latin America and Spain, with practice in speaking, reading and translating business Spanish. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in SPN 361 <SPAN 3361> or consent of Chair. Credit 3.
    • SPN 371 <SPAN 3371> Spanish for Criminal Justice.
      Study of Spanish and Spanish-related issues and topics for Criminal Justice, criminology, law enforcement, and Sociology. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in SPN 361 <SPAN 3361> or consent of Chair. Credit 3.
    • SPN 374 <SPAN 3374> Introduction to The Literature of Spanish America.
      Study of the texts of Spanish-American writers from the Conquest to the present with emphasis given to the historical, cultural, and political factors which influenced their writing. Instruction is in Spanish. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in SPN 361 <SPAN 3361> or consent of Chair. Credit 3.
    • SPN 375 <SPAN 3375> Genres in Spanish-American Literature.
      Studies of themes and techniques of outstanding Spanish- American poets, dramatists or novelists. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in SPN 361 <SPAN 3361> or consent of Chair. Credit 3.
    • SPN 376 <SPAN 3376> The Mexican Short Story.
      A study of the short story form in Mexico, particularly from the years 1934 to the present. Students will read and analyze short stories and discuss them in Spanish in class. They will also keep a daily diary, in Spanish, using vocabulary from the stories. Each student will also have an individual project. A midterm and a final examination will be required. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in SPN 361 <SPAN 3361> or consent of Chair. Credit 3.
    • SPN 380 <SPAN 3380> Spanish Culture and Civilization.
      An overview of the culture and civilization of Spain. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in SPN 361 <SPAN 3361> or consent of Chair. Credit 3.>
    • SPN 385 <SPAN 3385> (3385) Spanish Presence in the New World.
       A study of the culture and civilization of the Spanish-speaking areas of the Americas. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in SPN 361 <SPAN 3361> or consent of Chair. Credit 3.
    • SPN 460 <SPAN 4360> Don Quijote.
      Analysis of the counter-reformation masterpiece by Miguel de Cervantes, with special attention to the author’s experimentation with various literary genres of his epoch to create the ‘first modern novel.”Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in SPN 361 <SPAN 3361> or consent of Chair. Credit 3.
    • SPN 461 <SPAN 4361> Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition.
      An in-depth study of the usage of the Spanish language as it relates to creative writing and scholarly reports. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in SPN 361 <SPAN 3361> or consent of instructor. Credit 3.
    • SPN 462 <SPAN 4362> SPN 462 History of the Spanish Language.
       This course outlines the history of the Spanish language over the last two millennia, focusing on the formal development of its phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in SPN 361 <SPAN 3361> or consent of Chair. Credit 3.
    • SPN 464 <SPAN 4364> Spanish-American Prose.
      A study of selected authors, short stories, essays, or novels. Emphasis on themes, techniques, and current literary themes. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in SPN 361 <SPAN 3361> or consent of Chair. Credit 3.
    • SPN 465 <SPAN 4365> Pablo Picasso and Spanish Art.
        This course examines the interplay between Spanish culture and Spanish art using Pablo Picasso as a central unifying figure in order to relate past, present and future aspects of Spanish heritage.  Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in SPN 361 <SPAN 3361> or consent of Chair. Credit 3.
    • SPN 466 <SPAN 4366> Spanish Phonetics.
       This course is an introduction to the scientific study of the sounds of Spanish. The two essential goals of the course are to discuss the ways in which English and Spanish sounds differ, and to help improve pronunciation of the Spanish language. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in SPN 361 <SPAN 3361> or consent of Chair. Credit 3.
    • SPN 470 <SPAN 4370> Seminar in Selected Topics in Literature, Language, or Civilization.
      An in-depth study of a selected topic. The topic to be explored will change from year to year. This course may be repeated for credit as the content varies. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in SPN 361 <SPAN 3361> or consent of Chair. Credit 3.
    • SPN 475 <SPAN 4375> Individual Readings in Spanish.
      Designed for the individual student who may need to study a particular era, genre, or author. Enrollment in this course is restricted and must be granted by department chair Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in SPN 361<SPAN 3361> or consent of Chair. Credit 3.
    • SPN 486 <SPAN 4386> Contemporary Spanish Peninsular Literature.
      A study of selected works by contemporary peninsular writers. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in SPN 361 <SPAN 3361> or consent of Chair. Credit 3.

    Special Education

    • SPD 231 <SPED 2301> Introduction to Special Education.
       This survey course presents case studies of students with special needs, historical perspectives of special education, recommended educational approaches, and current models and issues in special education. Field experiences in PK-12 public schools and various appropriate field placements required. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Credit 3.
    • SPD 331 <SPED 3302> A Study of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders.
       This course provides a study of the defining characteristics, systems of assessment and classification, theories of causality, and interventions for students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. Prerequisites: SPD 231 <SPED 2301> and 45 hours and SPD 231. Credit 3.
    • SPD 332 <SPED 3306> Behavioral Principles.
       This course examines basic behavioral principles including reinforcement, punishment, stimulus control, and measurement of behavior. Specific procedures are presented for establishing new behavior, increasing desirable behavior, and decreasing undesirable behavior for individuals with disabilities. Ethical considerations also are addressed. Prerequisite: 45 hours.Credit 3.
    • SPD 333 <SPED 3307> Behavioral Assessment, Intervention and Evaluation.
       This course provides the interventionist with the techniques for designing, implementing, and evaluating behavioral interventions appropriate for individuals with Autism and related disabilities.  Ethics of behavioral interventions will also be discussed.  Prerequisite 45 hours and SPD 332. Credit 3.
    • SPD 334 <SPED 3308> Behavioral Intervention and Research Methods.
      All of the elements of single-subject research design are examined, providing practical information for assessing, designing, implementing, and evaluating  behavior analytic techniques and curriculum for educating children with autism and related disorders. Ethics for practicing Behavior Analysts will also be examined.  Prerequisite: 45 hours and SPD 332. Credit 3.
    • SPD 338 <SPED 3305> Diagnostic Assessment of Exceptional Children and Youth.
       An overview of formal and informal assessment for special education is provided. This course includes basic concepts of measurement, assessment of academic achievement, screening tools, diagnostic testing, review of individual and group intelligence tests, perceptual skills, sensory acuity and adaptive behavior. Prerequisites: SPD 231, 331, and 377. Credit 3.
    • SPD 377 <SPED 3304> A Study of Learning and Learning Disabilities.
      Learning disabilities are examined with a focus on history, definition, causation, teaching methods and inclusive practices. Emphasis is placed on the appropriate selection of assessment and teaching strategies, lesson planning, and use of technology for students with special needs. Prerequisites: 45 hours and SPD 231. Credit 3.
    • SPD 378 <SPED 3303> Behavioral Intervention and Family Involvement in Special Education.
      This course addresses a variety of instructional techniques that can be utilized to change, maintain, increase, or decrease individual and group behaviors. Proactive behavioral intervention techniques from a variety of theoretical models are examined. Behavioral change strategies emphasize functional assessment principles, positive behavioral supports, and self-management. The basic principles, tools, and techniques of communicating with parents of children with disabilities and implementing parent education programs also are addressed. Prerequisites: SPD 231. Credit 3.
    • SPD 390 <SPED 3301> Learning and Instruction for Young Children with Disabilities.
      This course provides opportunities for students to demonstrate competencies by working with young children with disabilities under the supervision of a qualified teacher. This course provides experiences in designing individual instructional plans, assistive technology, data collection, and instructional adaptations. Field experiences in PK-12 public schools required. Prerequisite: SPD 231 <SPED 2301> and Junior standing. Prerequisite: 45 hours and SPD 231. Credit 3.
    • SPD 460 <SPED 4301> Study of Cognitive and Low Incidence Disabilities.
       This course includes a study of the characteristics and needs of students with mental retardation and low incidence disabilities. Topics include appropriate curriculum methods and instructional needs for all ages, life span issues, vocational, and transition issues. Twenty (20) hours of field placement required. This course must be taken concurrently with SPD 480. Prerequisites: SPD 231, SPD 331, and, SPD 377. Credit 3.
    • SPD 474 <SPED 4303> Individual Problems in Special Education.
       Designed to permit individual students to study specific areas of interest and need. Prerequisite: Approval of Department Chair. Credit 3.
    • SPD 480 <SPED 4302> Collaborative Partnerships Across the Lifespan.
       This course is designed to equip the prospective teacher with the collaborative skills needed in inclusive school and community environments. Areas that are emphasized include adaptations for instruction, transition planning, vocational/career education, and assistive technology. Twenty (20) hours of field placement required. This course must be taken concurrently with SPD 460. Prerequisites: SPD 231, SPD 331, and SPD 377. Credit 3.
    • SPD 484 Student Teaching in Special Education* The candidate is assigned a student teaching placement in a special education classroom for a period of 7 weeks. This time is divided among classroom assistance, instructional planning, classroom and individual instruction, and conference activities. The candidate will create a Teacher Work Sample during this placement, a project demonstrating master of the components of effective instruction and student learning. Successful completion of the Teacher Work Sample is required for program completion. SPD 484 must be taken with EED 491 <CIEE 4391> and other courses required during the student teaching semester. Prerequisite: Senior status and admission to Student Teaching. Credit 3.

      Theatre

    • THR 114 <THEA 1114> Theatre Workshop.
      One semester hour of credit may be received per semester for work done in this practical workshop consisting of actual work on productions. Required of theatre and musical theatre majors. May be repeated for credit. Credit 1.
    • THR 160 <THEA 1330> Introduction to Production.
       Introduction to theatrical production. An overview of the elements of production to include an introduction to the basic components of theatre technology, stage scenery, stage lighting, theatrical costuming, stage management, theatre management, and script analysis. This course is designed to introduce the student to all areas of theatrical production. Credit 3.
    • THR 161 <THEA 1331> Technical Production.
       Introduction to theatre technology. A focus on the techniques and methods in set construction, lighting and sound technology, property construction, and theatrical production techniques. Credit 3.
    • THR 162 <THEA 1332> Technical Theatre: Stage Costuming.
       [DRAM 1342] A study of the basic techniques of costuming, sewing, dyeing, and distressing fabrics. Credit 3.
    • THR 164 <THEA 1364> Acting I.
       [DRAM 1351] A study of basic techniques in body, voice, characterization, and play analysis as they are applied to the performance of stage tasks by the actor. Credit 3.
    • THR 166 <THEA 1366> Theatre Appreciation.
       [DRAM 1310] An analysis of the theatrical experience for the audience. Examination of theatre’s relation to the broad contemporary scene and its relation to past eras. Examination of the production elements necessary to provide the theatrical experience. Credit 3.
    • THR 230 <THEA 2330> Stage Make-Up.
       [DRAM 1341] A survey of the reasons for stage make-up and the types of make-up available. Principles of designing make-up for characters in a play. Intensive practical application. Credit 3.
    • THR 231 <THEA 2336> Theatre Speech I.
       [DRAM 2336] Beginning training in the release of the voice for effective communication. Work on breathing, projection, placement, articulation, resonance, and quality. Credit 3.
    • THR 232 <THEA 2337> Theatre Speech II.
       Advanced training in application of appropriate vocal techniques to produce optimum control of quality, projection, and precision in diction. Ultimately the application is in fusing technique with the actor’s interpretation of roles. Prerequisites: COM 162 or THR 231, 164, or consent of the instructor. Credit 3.
    • THR 260 <THEA 2360> Beginning Design.
       Introduction to the methods, concepts and materials of designing for theatre, including the basic element s of set design, properties design, lighting design, and sound design for the stage. Students will be introduced to the methods of developing a design from script analysis to presentation of the completed design. Prerequisites: THR 161 <THEA 1331> or permission of instructor. Credit 3.
    • THR 261 <THEA 2361> Computer Drafting for Theatre.
       Introduction to computer aided drafting and design for theatrical applications. Practical approach to computer drafting of floor plans, elevations, sections, light plots, and organizational diagrams using popular CAD software developed specifically for theatrical applications as well as programs like AutoCAD and Project Manager. Prerequisites: THR 161 <THEA 1331> or permission of instructor. Credit 3.
    • THR 268 <THEA 2368> Acting II.
       A concentration on the techniques of freeing the body, body language, and movement in the development of characterization and actor technique. Prerequisite: THR 164 <THEA 1364> or consent of instructor. Credit 3.
    • THR 314 A Theatre Workshop.
       One semester hour of credit may be received per semester for work done in this practical workshop consisting of actual work on productions. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. May be repeated for credit. Credit 1.
    • THR 314 B Theatre Workshop.
       Rehearsal and performance in minor roles. May be repeated for credit. Credit 1.
    • THR 314 C Theatre Workshop.
       Scene work in directing class. May be repeated for credit. Credit 1.
    • THR 317A Musical Theatre Workshop.
      Junior and Senior levels to synthesize musical theatre majors’ work in music, theatre and dance. May be repeated for credit. Credit 1.
    • THR 317B Musical Theatre Workshop.
      Freshmen and sophomore levels, to synthesize musical theatre majors’ work in music, theatre, and dance. May be repeated for credit. Credit 1.
    • THR 330 <THEA 3331> Advanced Stage Makeup.
      Investigation of and experimentation with three-dimensional makeup constructions to provide drastic alteration of the actor’s face for stage, film, and television. Prerequisite: THR 230 <THEA 2330> or consent of the instructor. Credit 3.
    • THR 331 <THEA 3332> Scenography IV: Intermediate Scenery and Property Design.
       Investigation and experimentation with three dimensional spatial concepts and the interaction of the performer with the performance space. Designing for the performer and the action of the play with the practical development of spaces, furniture, and props for the stage. Prerequisites: THR 260 <THEA 2360> and 261. Credit 3.
    • THR 334 <THEA 3334> Stage Costume Design.
       A survey of historical costume; contrast of general clothing with stage costume; and consideration of all elements involved in designing costumes for an entire production. Prerequisite: sophomore standing. Credit 3.
    • THR 335 <THEA 3335> Costume Construction.
       Pattern drafting and construction techniques for period costumes. Projects may include bodices, skirts, corsets, panniers, bustles, crinolines, and 18th and 19th century men’s coats. Prerequisites: THR 334 <THEA 3334> or 337 or consent of the instructor. Credit 3.
    • THR 337 History of Costume.
       A survey of historical costumes and accessories by periods from ancient Egypt to the present day; contrast of general clothing with stage costumes. Writing Enhanced. Prerequisite: sophomore standing or consent of instructor. Credit 3.
    • THR 360 <THEA 3360> History of the Theatre I.
       A survey of the origins of the theatre, with major concentration centered upon the development of the western theatre from the Greeks to the Neoclassic. Writing Enhanced. Credit 3.
    • THR 362 <THEA 3362> Intermediate Lighting, Sound, and Effects Design.
       Investigation and experimentation with lighting the performer in space. Designing for the performer and the action of the play, with the practical development of lighting effects, sound effects and special effects. Prerequisites: THR 260 <THEA 2360> and 261. Credit 3.
    • THR 365 <THEA 3365> Stage and Theatre Management.
      Advanced study of theatre management with an emphasis on the organizational, technical and management responsibilities of a stage manager as well as the public relations and marketing skills needed to run a house and box office. Included will be a focus on the establishment of a collaborative atmosphere within a production team or within a theatre company.
    • THR 369 <THEA 3369> Acting III.
      Detailed study of action and characterization through scene study, research, and self-use, utilizing interior and exterior methods to develop a working method for each actor. Prerequisite: THR 164, 268 or consent of instructor. Credit 3.
    • THR 370 <THEA 3370> Acting IV.
      Advanced scene study with concentration on textual analysis, structure, diction, and rhythm of the script. Prerequisite: 9 hours of acting courses or consent of instructor. Credit 3.
    • THR 372 <THEA 3372> Improvisational Techniques.
       This course is designed to develop students’ use of improvisations, games, and ritual to enhance creative thinking, problem solving skills, characterization, and trust within the rehearsal process. Prerequisite: THR 164 <THEA 1364> or consent of instructor. Credit 3.
    • THR 395 <THEA 3395> Acting in Major Roles.
       This course allows credit for performing a major role in Theatre Program productions, involving research, rehearsal and performance during the nine-month academic year. May be repeated for credit. Credit 3.
    • THR 430 <THEA 4330> Advanced Scenery, Lighting and Sound Design.
       Advanced design. Students will be involved in creating scenic, lighting, and sound design projects. The course will include extensive sketching, rendering, computer drafting, and model building. Prerequisites: THR 160, junior standing or consent of the instructor. Credit 3.
    • THR 431 <THEA 4331> Acting for the Camera.
       An intensive and practical study of the special techniques of acting for film and television with the goal of work in those industries; extensive scene work in front of the camera. Prerequisite: consent of the instructor. Credit 3.
    • THR 432 <THEA 4332> Auditioning for the Commercial Theatre.
      The preparation of audition materials which suit the variety of demands in the commercial world of theatre, musical theatre, cinema, and television. Prerequisite: consent of the instructor. Writing Enhanced. Credit 3.
    • THR 433 <THEA 4333> Period Acting Styles.
       Acting styles, manners, customs, and movement characteristics of Greek, Elizabethan, Jacobean and Restoration periods as well as twentieth century nonrealistic play styles will be studied through acting scenes from plays of those times. Prerequisite: THR 164. Credit 3.
    • THR 460 <THEA 4360> History of the Theatre II.
       A Survey of changing styles in theatre, from the Romantic revolution through the Realistic movement to the innovations of the twentieth century theatre. Writing Enhanced. Credit 3.
    • THR 461 <THEA 4361> Stage Lighting.
       The study of lighting design as an art; the history of stage lighting and a study of contemporary stage lighting techniques, practices, and equipment. Students will design lighting for a show of their own choosing. Prerequisite: THR 161 <THEA 1331> and basic computer literacy or consent of instructor. Credit 3.
    • THR 462 <THEA 4362> Playwriting.
       A study of the elements of playwriting through writing exercises designed to enhance the understanding of structure, style, character and dialogue. Writing Enhanced. Prerequisite: junior standing or consent of instructor. Credit 3.
    • THR 463 <THEA 4363> Dramatic Theory and Criticism.
       A study of the principles of various styles and periods of dramaturgy, involving a history of criticism from Aristotle to the present. Representative plays will be analyzed for theme, structure, characterization and dialogue with a view to their influences on contemporary theatre. Emphasis is placed on written student criticism and evaluation of plays. Writing Enhanced. Credit 3.
    • THR 465 <THEA 4365> Portfolio Development.
       Students will develop individualized projects in scenery, costume, lighting, sound, or technical production. Prerequisite: two of the following design courses: THR 334, 430, or 461; consent of instructor. Credit 3.
    • THR 466, 467 Play Directing.
       Basic director preparation in script analysis, communication skills, creating ground plans and scene study through a wide variety of theatrical styles and direction of scenes. Writing Enhanced. Prerequisite: junior standing. Credit 3 each.
    • THR 468 Experimental Theatre Production.
       Analysis of plays that depart from the realistic genre and examination of new production possibilities arising out of developments in theatre technology that will complement the experiments of the playwrights. Application of theory in laboratory productions. Writing Enhanced. Credit 3.
    • THR 469 <THEA 4369> Dialects and Accents for the Theatre.
       Emphasis is placed upon the regional dialects of Great Britain and upon the accents which characterize English as spoken by the natives of the various European countries. Intensive practical application in rehearsing appropriate scenes from plays. Prerequisite: THR 164 <THEA 1364> or consent of the instructor. Credit 3.
    • THR 471 <THEA 4371> The American Musical Theatre.
       The history of the development of musical theatre (excluding opera) in America. Emphasis is placed on written student criticism and evaluation of musical theatre. Writing Enhanced. Credit 3.
    • THR 475 <THEA 4375> Scene Painting.
       Hands-on projects develop technical information in creating illusionistic environments for theatrical productions. Credit 3.
    • THR 487 Workshop in Creative Dramatics.
       Fundamental theories and elements of creative drama, with emphasis in developing and guiding creative drama activities such as storytelling, improvisation, rhythmic and interpretative movement, puppetry, theatre in education techniques and pantomime. The course is designed for prospective teachers grades K-12. Writing Enhanced. Credit 3.
    • THR 489 <THEA 4389> Repertory Theatre.
       A unified approach to theatre, contrasted with the compartmentalized division of labor used more frequently, allowing the self-contained group to do all of the production work as well as the acting. May be repeated for credit. Offered in summer terms. Credit 3.
    • THR 492 <THEA 4392> Undergraduate Seminar in Drama.
      A course for the undergraduate student which will allow a student to pursue particular areas beyond the limits of current course offerings. The particular study, however, will be within the student’s areas of specialization. Prerequisite: permission of the Program Coordinator. May be repeated for credit. Credit 3.
    • THR 462 <THEA 4362> Playwriting.
       A study of the elements of playwriting through writing exercises designed to enhance the understanding of structure, style, character and dialogue. Writing Enhanced. Prerequisite: junior standing or consent of instructor. Credit 3.
    • THR 463 <THEA 4363> Dramatic Theory and Criticism.
       A study of the principles of various styles and periods of dramaturgy, involving a history of criticism from Aristotle to the present. Representative plays will be analyzed for theme, structure, characterization and dialogue with a view to their influences on contemporary theatre. Emphasis is placed on written student criticism and evaluation of plays. Writing Enhanced. Credit 3.
    • THR 465 <THEA 4365> Portfolio Development.
       Students will develop individualized projects in scenery, costume, lighting, sound, or technical production. Prerequisite: two of the following design courses: THR 334, 430, or 461; consent of instructor. Credit 3.
    • THR 466, 467 Play Directing.
       Basic director preparation in script analysis, communication skills, creating ground plans and scene study through a wide variety of theatrical styles and direction of scenes. Writing Enhanced. Prerequisite: junior standing. Credit 3 each.
    • THR 468 Experimental Theatre Production.
       Analysis of plays that depart from the realistic genre and examination of new production possibilities arising out of developments in theatre technology that will complement the experiments of the playwrights. Application of theory in laboratory productions. Writing Enhanced. Credit 3.
    • THR 469 <THEA 4369> Dialects and Accents for the Theatre.
       Emphasis is placed upon the regional dialects of Great Britain and upon the accents which characterize English as spoken by the natives of the various European countries. Intensive practical application in rehearsing appropriate scenes from plays. Prerequisite: THR 164 <THEA 1364> or consent of the instructor. Credit 3.
    • THR 471 <THEA 4371> The American Musical Theatre.
       The history of the development of musical theatre (excluding opera) in America. Emphasis is placed on written student criticism and evaluation of musical theatre. Writing Enhanced. Credit 3.
    • THR 475 <THEA 4375> Scene Painting.
       Hands-on projects develop technical information in creating illusionistic environments for theatrical productions. Credit 3.
    • THR 487 Workshop in Creative Dramatics.
       Fundamental theories and elements of creative drama, with emphasis in developing and guiding creative drama activities such as storytelling, improvisation, rhythmic and interpretative movement, puppetry, theatre in education techniques and pantomime. The course is designed for prospective teachers grades K-12. Writing Enhanced. Credit 3.
    • THR 489 <THEA 4389> Repertory Theatre.
       A unified approach to theatre, contrasted with the compartmentalized division of labor used more frequently, allowing the self-contained group to do all of the production work as well as the acting. May be repeated for credit. Offered in summer terms. Credit 3.
    • THR 492 <THEA 4392> Undergraduate Seminar in Drama.
      A course for the undergraduate student which will allow a student to pursue particular areas beyond the limits of current course offerings. The particular study, however, will be within the student’s areas of specialization. Prerequisite: permission of the Program Coordinator. May be repeated for credit. Credit 3.

    University-Wide

    • SAM 136 <UNIV 1301> Introduction to Collegiate Studies.
      SAM 136 <UNIV 1301> is a seminar designed to enhance the first-year experience for beginning college students and to increase student success in college. The varied content of the course will facilitate a smoother transition into the college culture. Content areas include: goal setting and time management skills, writing skills, test preparation and taking skills, critical thinking skills, major and career exploration, locating and utilizing campus resources, diversity awareness, wellness strategies, money management, and leadership/civic service awareness. Writing Enhanced. Credit 3.
    • <UNIV 4301> University Studies Capstone Project.
      Students will propose and complete a final project linking the three minor areas of study that compose the student's personalized Bachelor of University Studies degree. Students will have researched, reviewed, and analyzed the melding of the three areas and the uses for the job market. A presentation of the final project is required. Students will also share their research and findings with other students beginning the degree progam. Writing Enhanced. Credit 3.


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