Feb 09, 2023  
2020-2021 University Catalog 
    
2020-2021 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


Course Numbering System

Courses are numbered as follows to indicate levels of difficulty and degrees of specialization:

  1000 series courses, for the most part, cover a wide range of material and serve as introductions to a particular discipline. Generally appropriate for first-year students.
  2000 series courses are more specific in focus than 1000 series; they may require some previous knowledge of a subject. Generally appropriate for sophomores.
  3000 series courses are clearly upper-level courses that require significant background in a field and may have specific prerequisites. Generally appropriate for juniors and seniors.
  4000 series courses require extensive background in a field and usually have prerequisites. Generally appropriate for juniors and seniors.
 

Art History

  
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    ARTH 1624 - Introduction to Chinese Art


    1 Course Unit(s)
    An introductory-level course that surveys major trends in the arts of China from the Neolithic period to the early Modern era with focus on important monuments and objects within cultural contexts. Aesthetic issues will be related to contemporaneous developments in philosophy, religion, government, society and culture. Lectures, readings and discussions will help students acquire some understanding of technological and stylistic developments as well as aesthetic, theoretical and cultural issues.

    General Education Requirement(s): III A
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ARTH 1644 - Introduction to Japanese Art


    1 Course Unit(s)
    An introductory-level course that surveys major trends in the arts of Japan from the prehistoric time to the 19th century. The course examines important monuments and objects within broader contexts of Japanese history and culture. Monuments associated with Shinto and Buddhist beliefs will be studied, as well as works created in response to more secular interests. Special attention will be given to the relationship between Japanese art and that of continental Asia.

    General Education Requirement(s): III A
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ARTH 2144 - Modern Art


    1 Course Unit(s)
    An investigation of art and visual culture from the Realist revolutions of the mid-nineteenth century to Minimalism and Conceptual Art of the 1970s. Class discussions focus on artists, emblematic works of art, and major movements in art as well as on critical reception of works; readings and discussion will emphasize the political, social, and economic forces that shape the art of this period. Among the topics considered: new processes and materials, popular images, art criticism and critical theories, “major monuments,” and popular images.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV; V
    Prerequisite(s): FYS 1104 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ARTH 2154 - History of Architecture: Classic to Contemporary


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A survey of the western tradition in architecture and city design from the sixth century BCE to the present. For the most part, this is a “cities” course that centers on buildings and their urban environments. It will investigate some of the ways that buildings and urban centers are shaped by political, social, economic, and intellectual forces and, in turn, some ways that they reveal the culture of time and place.

    General Education Requirement(s): III B or IV
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ARTH 2164 - American Art: Perspectives on American Art and Culture


    1 Course Unit(s)
    This course will examine the history of American Art. In particular, we will examine how American art reflects the social, political and cultural identity of the United States throughout various moments of its history. This course aims to shed light on issues surrounding race, class, gender and sexuality in relation to major movements within American art.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV; V
    Prerequisite(s): FYS 1104 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ARTH 2294 - Special Topics in Art History


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Study of an area not covered in other art history courses. Courses will include Western and/or nonwestern emphases, interdisciplinary study, and May term travel. Topics change from term to term and are announced in advance. May be repeated for different topics.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ARTH 2554 - African Art and Culture


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Also listed as ANTH 2554 .
    Provides an introduction to the rich heritage of African art and culture. Examines the varied ways that African art has shaped and been shaped by the histories and cultural values of different African peoples, both in the past and during the present day. This course will strengthen the student’s ability to critically assess the role of art in Africa for the people who produce and use it and will provide an understanding of the role of African art in the West for the people who collect, exhibit, view, and study it. Topics of study will include social, political, religious, philosophical, gendered, and aesthetic practices.

    General Education Requirement(s): III A or IV
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ARTH 2604 - Ideas in Non-Western Art


    1 Course Unit(s)
    This course will consider how philosophic and religious ideas have been incorporated into the art of various non-Western cultures. Focus areas include Japan, China, India, the Middle East, Native North America, Native Africa, and New Guinea. Attention will also be given to comparison of non-Western with Western art, and examination of intercultural influences. Satisfies an elective or art history course in the art major or minor.

    General Education Requirement(s): III A or IV
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ARTH 2664 - Chinese Calligraphy


    1 Course Unit(s)
    An introductory survey of the history and art of Chinese calligraphy from the Shang through the Qing dynasties. The course focuses on the development of major artistic traditions and examines important artists and their works within the broader context of Chinese history. Through lectures, readings, class discussions, and studio practices, students will learn the aesthetic values of Chinese calligraphy as well as the fundamental brush and ink techniques. Attention will be given to the importance of calligraphy to Chinese culture.

    General Education Requirement(s): III A or IV
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ARTH 2684 - Arts of Anime


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A study of the development of Japanese animation, or anime, from the early twentieth century to the present. This course introduces major anime genres and examines important artists, directors and their works. Discussions emphasize the visual and thematic aspects of this dynamic form of popular art and culture in modern Japan. The course also explores anime’s connection with Japanese traditional art and culture as well as its impact on modern society and art world.

    General Education Requirement(s): III A or IV
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ARTH 3114 - Special Topics in Art History


    1 Course Unit(s)
    An intensive study of a period or topic in art history. Topics change and are announced in advance. Most “special topics” concentrate on issues of twentieth-century art—topics include the beginnings of modern (artists and issues from 1890 to 1914) and issues in art, 1960-1990. Seminar format. May be used to satisfy a distribution requirement in non-Western civilization when topic is appropriate. May be repeated for credit provided that the period or topic is different.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): ARTH 1114 , ARTH 1124 , ARTH 2144 , or permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ARTH 3124 - Women in Art


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Also listed as WGS 3134 .
    A study of major issues about women and art from the Renaissance to the present. Discussion will center on the nature of images made by women and on the social, political, and economic forces that shape women’s work. Special emphasis will be placed on women as patrons, collectors, and models. Seminar format with extensive readings and research paper.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV; V
    Prerequisite(s): ARTH 1124 , ARTH 2144 , or WGS 1004  and FYS 1104 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ARTH 3144 - Contemporary Architecture


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A study of selected contemporary buildings and their urban environments, in a global context, with emphasis on the social, political, and economic forces that shape them. Study includes critical theories and will investigate not only “signature” architecture but also vernacular forms of building, post-modern and late modern. Topics include building genres, international competitions, critical reception, “celebrity” architects, and participatory design as well as environmental issues—land use and landscape architecture.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): ARTH 1124 , ARTH 2144 , or ARTH 2154 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ARTH 3154 - Modern Architecture


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A critical study of buildings and their urban environments primarily in Europe and the U.S. from the second half of the nineteenth century through the 1970s. Emphasizes the social, economic, and political forces in this period that have shaped architecture and city design and investigates some of the theories that underlie their form and meaning. Topics include: the architect as philosopher-builder, critical reception of buildings and city plans, new technologies and architectural form, and issues of modern vs. postmodern.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV; V
    Prerequisite(s): ARTH 1124 , ARTH 2144 , or ARTH 2154  and FYS 1104  
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ARTH 3164 - Contemporary Art


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Examines a selection of themes and ideas expressed by artists since 1970. Organized as a seminar, discussion will focus not only on artists, the critic, and the viewer, but also on the social, political and economic forces that shape the making and reception of art. Global and regional issues are analyzed here as they are expressed in a variety of new media and venues. Extensive reading assignments raise issues of race, class, and gender and include current critical theories in art.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV; V
    Prerequisite(s): ARTH 1124  or ARTH 2144  and FYS 1104 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ARTH 3624 - Buddhist Art of Asia


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Focusing on the visual arts of India, China, and Japan, this course is a study of the major Buddhist traditions in Asia. Particular attention will be given to Buddhist iconography and the role of the visual arts in Buddhist religious practice and society. Students will explore the exchanges and influences exerted by Buddhism throughout Asia and examine the distinctive religious expressions within each region.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV; V
    Prerequisite(s): ARTH 1604 , 2624, 2644, or permission of instructor and FYS 1104  
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ARTH 3644 - Modern and Contemporary Chinese Art


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Explores the major artistic developments in China from the late Qing (mid-nineteenth century) to the present. Discussions examine art works in different media and center on the ways in which Chinese artists have defined modernity and their tradition in response to broad changes in Chinese culture over the period. Special attention will be given to the political factors behind the making of works of art, as well as to crosscultural communication in modern and contemporary China.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV; V
    Prerequisite(s): ARTH 1604 , ARTH 1624 , or permission of instructor and FYS 1104  
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ARTH 4204 - Internship in Art History


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Supervised placements in organizations that provide professional opportunities and experience. These include museums, establishments concerned with arts administration, architectural firms, and city planning offices. Area of placement and course format decided in consultation with appropriate faculty. CR/NC grading.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): declared art history major; 4 art history courses; junior or senior standing
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ARTH 4208 - Internship in Art History


    2 Course Unit(s)
    Supervised placements in organizations that provide professional opportunities and experience. These include museums, establishments concerned with arts administration, architectural firms, and city planning offices. Area of placement and course format decided in consultation with appropriate faculty. CR/NC grading.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): declared art history major; 4 art history courses; junior or senior standing
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ARTH 4444 - Capstone Seminar in Art History


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Thorough study of a single period in art history with an emphasis on methodology. This course explores a variety of critical/theoretical issues in the field and culminates in a major research paper.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): 2 of the following: ARTH 3124 , ARTH 3154 , ARTH 3164 , ARTH 3624 , ARTH 3644 , or permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None

Biology

  
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    BIO 1164 - Biology and Human Concerns


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A study of general biological principles stressing a human perspective. This course will relate the knowledge of biology to pressing social, environmental, medical, and political issues of our time. The course is designed for nonmajors and will not count toward a major course requirement in the biology pattern. Lecture and laboratory.

    General Education Requirement(s): II Natural Science
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    BIO 1204 - Integrated Concepts of Biology: Molecules and Cells


    1 Course Unit(s)
    An investigation of the core concepts of biology: evolution, information flow, structure and function, homeostasis, and emergent properties of biological system. This course examines these core concepts at the cellular and molecular level. Students will improve competencies in quantitative reasoning, critical thinking, the ability to apply the process of science, and understand the link between science and society. BIO 1204 and BIO 1206  may be taken in any order. Lecture and laboratory.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    BIO 1206 - Integrated Principles of Biology: Organisms and Ecosystems


    1 Course Unit(s)
    An investigation of the core concepts of biology: evolution, information flow, structure and function, homeostasis, and emergent properties of biological system. This course examines these core concepts at organismal and ecological levels. Students will improve competencies in quantitative reasoning, critical thinking, the ability to apply the process of science, and understand of the link between science and society. BIO 1204  and BIO 1206 may be taken in any order. Lecture and laboratory.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    BIO 2014 - Anatomy and Physiology I


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Also listed as HES 2094 .
    An introductory consideration of the structure and function of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and cardiovascular systems with particular reference to the human. This course is designed for exercise science majors and students considering an allied health career. It will not count toward the major course requirement of the biology pattern. Lecture and laboratory.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): HES 1004 , Exercise Science major, or permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    BIO 2042 - Biologists’ Toolkit


    1/2 Course Unit(s)
    How do biologists do science? This course explores the approaches that biologists use to ask and test questions about the natural world. Serving as a transition course, the content and philosophy of the course are designed to introduce students to the skills and habits of mind needed for upper-level biology courses. Core competencies developed include: quantitative reasoning, scientific communication including reading primary literature, writing for science and lay audiences and ethics in science.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): BIO 1204  or BIO 1206 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    BIO 2104 - Anatomy and Physiology II


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Also listed as HES 2104 .
    An introductory consideration of the structure and function of the nervous, endocrine, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems with particular reference to the human. This course is designed for exercise science majors and other students interested in an allied health career. Does not count toward the major course requirements of the biology pattern. Lecture and laboratory.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): BIO 2014  or HES 2094 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    BIO 2124 - Field Botany


    1 Course Unit(s)
    We will explore the flora of a variety of habitats across Kentucky. Students will become well-versed in taxonomy, nomenclature, identification of plant parts and plant species, methods of plant sampling, and ecological associations. Students will understand factors that shape plant communities including geology, topography, soils, climate, and anthropogenic impacts. Lecture, laboratory and field study.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): BIO 1206 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    BIO 2144 - Tropical Ecology


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A May term travel course that explores firsthand a variety of unique habitats found in the tropics such as rainforests, savannas, and coral reefs. The course also investigates the structure of tropical soils, nutrient cycling, tropical forest dynamics, tropical species diversity, mutualism, and habitat conservation. Lecture, laboratory and travel.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): BIO 1206  
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    BIO 2164 - Ornithology


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Investigates the evolution, anatomy, physiology, behavior, ecology, and conservation of birds. Field study will focus on the development of skills for identification of North American bird species with an emphasis on local birds. Students will also conduct a small-scale field research project. Lecture, laboratory and field trips.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): BIO 1206  
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    BIO 2424 - Special Topics in Biology


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Offers special topics designed to address current issues in biology. Students are required to read original papers and articles on reserve and to discuss materials in class. Topics with prerequisites will vary from year to year.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): BIO 1204  and BIO 1206  
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    BIO 2434 - Cell Biology


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Cells are the basic units of life, and this course provides a survey of their structure and function. In particular, we will focus on (1) the molecular constituents of the cell, organelles and the chemical processes that underlie cellular function; (2) the relationship between structure and function on multiple levels ranging from molecules to entire cells; (3) how cells adapt to their environments; and (4) cell signaling and its relationship to physiological processes and the development of cancer. Lecture and laboratory.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): BIO 1204  
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    BIO 2454 - Genetics


    1 Course Unit(s)
    This course covers the fundamentals of genetics at the population, individual, cellular and molecular level. Topics include Mendelian inheritance, gene regulation, mutations, genomics, evolutionary genetics and epigenetics. Assignments will focus on the application of course content to a variety of fields of biology and the use of genetic databases for independent research explorations. Lecture and laboratory.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): BIO 1204  
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    BIO 2504 - Entomology


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Students will learn the basic morphology, physiology, and taxonomy of this abundant and diverse group of animals. The course will also explore how insects as pollinators, vectors of disease, and/or competitors have influenced human civilization. Students will visit a variety of natural habitats (e.g., ponds, forest, old fields) to capture and identify insects for their collection. Emphasis will be placed on recognizing insects found in Kentucky. Lecture and laboratory.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): BIO 1206  
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    BIO 3004 - Selected Topics in Biology


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Offers focused study which will address a specialized field in biology. Reading assignments and lectures will be based on original literature. Students will be required to make a presentation on a selected topic.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): BIO 2042  or permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    BIO 3016 - Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy


    1 Course Unit(s)
    The study of vertebrate anatomy from an evolutionary and functional perspective. Evolutionary changes in integument, skeleton, muscles, and the various organ systems will be investigated by comparing the anatomy of fossil and living fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Laboratory will include dissection of a variety of specimens and an independently designed project. Lecture and laboratory.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): BIO 1204  and BIO 1206 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    BIO 3026 - Developmental Biology


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Examination of patterns and mechanisms of embryonic development in various taxa, with a focus on the role of genes and environment. Laboratory projects will emphasize experimental approaches to exploring questions in the field. Lecture and laboratory.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): BIO 2042 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    BIO 3034 - Molecular Genetics of Eukaryotes


    1 Course Unit(s)
    An examination of how the information encoded in molecules drives cellular and organismal function, inheritance, and evolution in eukaryotes. Topics covered include DNA replication, gene regulation, epigenetics, mutation, and genomics. Special emphasis will be placed on current primary literature and how molecular techniques are used to investigate a variety of questions in the field. Lecture and laboratory.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): BIO 2042  or BIO 1204  and CHEM 2155 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    BIO 3044 - Molecular Genetics of Bacteria


    1 Course Unit(s)
    An examination of how the information encoded in molecules drives bacterial function and evolution. The course will focus on the haploid and asexual properties of bacteria as well as how bacteria gain new DNA. Topics covered include bacterial DNA replication, recombination, transcription, gene regulation, mutation, and genomics. Special emphasis will be placed on bacteria as model systems for investigating molecular genetics and will include the study of phage, transposons, and mutant libraries. Lecture and laboratory.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): BIO 2042  or BIO 1204  and CHEM 2155 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    BIO 3046 - Microbiology


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A study of the diversity, growth, physiology, structure, evolution, and genetics of microorganisms including bacteria, fungi, and viruses. The course will explore the beneficial and harmful interactions of microbes with other organisms including interactions with humans that affect health and disease. Other topics include the use of microorganisms in medicine and biotechnology and the treatment and epidemiology of microbial infections. Lectures include discussion of current literature and the laboratory features independent investigations. Lecture and laboratory.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): BIO 2042  
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    BIO 3056 - Bacterial Pathogenesis


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A study of the mechanisms by which bacterial pathogens cause disease, the strategies that bacterial pathogens use to survive within their hosts, and the strategies that hosts use to fend off infections. The course includes the study of bacterial structure, physiology, genetics, and how these factors interact with host systems during infection. Other topics include the role of the human microbiome and opportunistic infections in disease. Lecture and laboratory.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): BIO 2042  
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    BIO 3065 - Animal Physiology


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A study of the principles of function of animal organisms emphasizing homeostasis and including organ systems. Laboratory emphasizes contemporary questions in physiology, quantitative analysis of data, and student-driven research. Lecture and laboratory.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): BIO 2042 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    BIO 3204 - Animal Behavior


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Animals may appear to behave in an unpredictable fashion, but research has indicated that most behaviors are evolved adaptive responses to avoiding predators, finding food, selecting a mate, or caring for young. We will study animal behavior from an evolutionary perspective, and lab involves an independently designed research project that quantitatively evaluates a hypothesis. Lecture and laboratory.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): BIO 2042 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    BIO 3224 - Neurobiology


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A consideration of the nervous system, with a focus on vertebrates. An emphasis will be placed on neuronal physiology and the structure and function of neural circuits. The course emphasizes experimental design, hypothesis testing, and critical reading of the primary literature. Lecture and laboratory.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): BIO 2042  or PSY 3304 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    BIO 3314 - Evolution


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Examines the social and scientific history of the theory of evolution from pre-Darwin ideas to the current ideas developed from molecular and developmental biology. Examines how basic elements of the evolutionary processes (e.g., mutation, drift, and selection) can create large-scale evolutionary patterns (e.g., adaptations, convergence, symbiosis, and the emergence of diversity). Format: lecture/discussion.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): BIO 1204  and BIO 1206 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    BIO 4002 - Supervised Laboratory Teaching in Biology


    1/2 Course Unit(s)
    Practical internship assisting a professor running a biology lab. Under close supervision of the biology instructor, the student plans, prepares, and instructs a laboratory section. Students must have successfully completed the course for the lab they are assisting. Course is open only to juniors and seniors and recommended for those biology majors preparing for graduate school. CR/NC grading.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): 5 course units in biology or permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    BIO 4114 - Immunology


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A study of the molecular, genetic, structural, and cellular components of the immune system in health and disease. Basic principles of immunology focus on mammalian model systems. Topics will include both innate and adaptive aspects of immunobiology from antigen recognition, to development of lymphocyte repertoires, and evolution of immune systems. Weekly discussions will emphasize analysis of primary literature and case studies. Lecture and laboratory.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): BIO 2042  and CHEM 2155  , or permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    BIO 4144 - Ecology


    1 Course Unit(s)
    The study of how organisms interact with their environment and how this affects their distribution and abundance. Both applied and theoretical aspects of ecology will be investigated at the individual, population, community, and ecosystem levels. Lecture, laboratory, and field trips.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): BIO 2042  and MATH 1144 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    BIO 4212 - Independent Study


    1/2 Course Unit(s)
    A study of the tools and techniques of research, of the use of the library for literature review and of planning and execution of a research project, with a written report. May be repeated for a total of a unit of credit between 4212 and 4214. CR/NC grading.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): BIO 2042  and permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    BIO 4214 - Independent Study


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A study of the tools and techniques of research, of the use of the library for literature review and of planning and execution of a research project, with a written report. May be repeated for a total of a unit of credit between BIO 4212  and 4214. CR/NC grading.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): BIO 2042  and permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    BIO 4304 - Advanced Cell Biology


    1 Course Unit(s)
    This advanced course is designed for upper-level biology students interested in pursuing questions of complex cellular functions. The biochemical, molecular, and physiological details of cell structure and function will be explored. Topics may include structure and function of membranes and organelles, protein trafficking, signal transduction, cytoskeleton, cell adhesion, and energy biotransformations. Students will read primary literature and conduct a series of short research projects in the laboratory. Lecture and laboratory.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 2165 , BIO 2042 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    BIO 4432 - Capstone in Biology


    1/2 Course Unit(s)
    A seminar-based course, Capstone in Biology explores current issues in the field of biology. Seniors are expected to integrate knowledge they have acquired across disciplines as they explore and analyze the philosophical, ethical, social and scientific implications of our increasing understanding and control of the biological world.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): BIO 1204 , BIO 1206 , BIO 2042  and senior standing
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    BIO 4904 - Senior Honors in Biology


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Execution of a research project with an oral and written research report. May be repeated once for credit.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): Senior standing, 4 course units in biology, a grade point average of at least 30 in biology courses, and permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None

Business Administration

  
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    BA 1044 - Introduction to Business Administration


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A study of the functional areas of business including the environmental setting, organizational structure, finance, management, and marketing. Focus on acquiring understanding of the language and entire range of activities known as business. Open to first-year students and sophomores only.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    BA 1054 - Introduction to Hospitality Industry and Tourism


    1 Course Unit(s)
    development, and nature of the hospitality industry from early inns to the present. Will provide an understanding of the many facets of hospitality operations by type, discussion of guest relations, basic management principles, the breakdown of the “front of the house” and “back of the house” operations, and organization of hospitality management systems. Will include fundamentals of food services and lodging processes, concepts, and principles.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    BA 1344 - Business Technologies


    1 Course Unit(s)
    An examination of trends, tools and developments in business technology based on three primary objectives: provide proficiency in business communication, data management, presentation and analytical software; analyze internal business technologies used in the functional areas of business; and examine use and application of external customer communication and marketing technologies.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    BA 2034 - Personal Finance


    1 Course Unit(s)
    The study of personal finance concepts and principles in setting financial goals, budgeting and cash-flow management, using credit, planning major expenditures, protecting income and assets, making investments, and estate planning.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    BA 2044 - Principles of Food Theory and Preparation


    1 Course Unit(s)
    The selection, composition, and preparation of food and the changes that occur during cooking and processing. Development of professional techniques and procedures of quality food production through laboratory experiences.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    BA 3014 - Marketing Strategies


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Examines the marketing process with emphasis on pricing, promotion, placement, and product/service development through the development of a strategic marketing plan. Case analysis and a group project expand on course content and stress managing the marketing process through strategy development.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2014  and ECON 2024  
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    BA 3024 - Management and Organizational Behavior


    1 Course Unit(s)
    An analysis of the interplay between traditional management functions and the attitudes and behaviors of individuals in organizations. Develops the concepts central to management including organization, planning, decision-making, leadership, control, and ethics as well as such critical issues in the management of individuals as personality, motivation, communication, and organizational change.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2014  and ECON 2024 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    BA 3084 - Legal Environment of Business


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Examines legal, ethical, and regulatory issues in business organizations. Focus is on the American legal system including interaction of government, business, and society, business contracts, and sales.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): Junior or senior standing or permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    BA 3134 - Financial Management


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Study of valuation procedures for real and financial assets, including risk/return tradeoffs and portfolio effects. Business financial policies derived from valuation theory are applied to capital budgeting, capital structure, and working capital management decisions.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2134  and ECON 2104 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    BA 3154 - Investment Analysis


    1 Course Unit(s)
    The course emphasizes risk-return tradeoff considerations through a survey of investment alternatives, assessment techniques and the investment process. In examining risk, a quantitative approach to the appropriate measures of asset-specific and portfolio risk in investment decisions is developed. In examining return, the primary valuation techniques for equity, debt and derivative assets are examined as well as alternative behavioral and technical evaluation methods.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): BA 3134 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    BA 3174 - Consumer Behavior


    1 Course Unit(s)
    This course gives students a fundamental understanding of consumer decision-making and its relationship to marketing management. It covers basic concepts and the framework for integrating knowledge of consumer behavior into management decisions.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): BA 3014 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    BA 3184 - Human Resource Management


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Designed to provide a foundation for the theory, principles, and practice of human resource management through analysis of job requirements, selection techniques, testing programs, wage and salary administration, financial incentive systems, and contemporary legal aspects.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): BA 3024 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    BA 3194 - Financial Planning


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Examines the tools, factors, and environments relevant to the financial planning process. Designed to enable students to develop socially responsible decision making skills for addressing short-term, intermediate-term, and long-term financial goals and the ability to apply this knowledge to related business situations.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2014  and ECON 2034 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    BA 3211 - Special Topics in Business


    1/4 Course Unit(s)
    Study of a problem area in business not analyzed in other courses. Topic will change and be announced in advance. Course may be repeated for credit provided different topics are taken.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    BA 3212 - Special Topics in Business


    1/2 Course Unit(s)
    Study of a problem area in business not analyzed in other courses. Topic will change and be announced in advance. Course may be repeated for credit provided different topics are taken.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    BA 3214 - Special Topics in Business


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Study of a problem area in business not analyzed in other courses. Topic will change and be announced in advance. Course may be repeated for credit provided different topics are taken.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    BA 3224 - Entrepreneurship


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Explores the nature and dynamics of the entrepreneurial process through readings, case studies, class discussions, and student projects. Topics of discussion include idea generation, capital acquisition, market planning, growth and expansion, and operations management. Special attention is directed toward characteristics and behaviors required for successful entrepreneurial activity.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): BA 3014 , BA 3024 , and ACCT 2134 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    BA 3234 - Manager and Employee Communication


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Addresses communication skills needed to fully develop people once they have been hired and trained. The areas of human learning, human satisfaction, and supervisory actions and opportunities needed to practice effective manager-employee communication will be covered primarily in a discussion and project format.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): BA 3024 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    BA 3244 - International Business


    1 Course Unit(s)
    An in-depth analysis of the complexities of doing business across national boundaries. Topics of discussion will include the multinational corporation, foreign direct investment, foreign financial markets, international marketing management, international industrial relations, and global business strategies.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): BA 3014  and BA 3024 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    BA 3254 - Special Topics in Finance


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Study of a problem area in business finance not analyzed in other courses. Topic will change and be announced in advance. Course may be repeated for credit provided different topics are taken.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    BA 3274 - Special Topics in Hospitality and Tourism


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Study of a problem area in business hospitality and tourism not analyzed in other courses. Topic will change and be announced in advance. Course may be repeated for credit provided different topics are taken.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    BA 3284 - Special Topics in Management


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Study of a problem area in business finance not analyzed in other courses. Topic will change and be announced in advance. Course may be repeated for credit provided different topics are taken.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    BA 3294 - Special Topics in Marketing


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Study of a problem area in business marketing not analyzed in other courses. Topic will change and be announced in advance. Course may be repeated for credit provided different topics are taken.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    BA 3304 - Marketing Research


    1 Course Unit(s)
    An in-depth introduction to the scientific method as applied to research in the area of marketing. Topical areas include question formulation design, sampling theory, measurement, data collection and analysis, and communication of findings. Practical application is emphasized, and students are required to develop and implement a focused study.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): BA 3014  and ECON 2104 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    BA 3314 - Lodging Operations and Management


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A study of the theory and its application of the duties, responsibilities, problems, and opportunities encountered within the departments of lodging facilities. Provides a review of every aspect of lodging management and covers all departments from the front office to finance, from marketing to housekeeping.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): BA 3014  or BA 3024 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    BA 3324 - Restaurant Management


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A study of the principles of planning, organizing, and controlling required of a successful restaurateur. Investigates the management of customers, operations, and employees in all departments of financially successful food service operations.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): BA 3014  or BA 3024 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    BA 3344 - Quantity Food Production Management


    1 Course Unit(s)
    The study and application of techniques, standards, and principles of quantity food production and service. Management principles in planning, organizing, staffing, and coordinating the kitchen are experienced through a series of dinners catered by students in the curriculum.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of Instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    BA 3534 - Personal Selling and Sales Management


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Principles and practices of personal selling and sales management including selling as a profession, preparation and the process of relationship selling, careers in selling, and managing the salesperson individually and as part of a sales force.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): BA 3014  or BA 3024 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    BA 3544 - Travel and Tourism


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Principles and practices of domestic and international tourism and leisure travel industries including cultural aspects, economic and social dimensions, marketing, and research.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): BA 3014  or BA 3024 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    BA 3554 - Event Management and Marketing


    1 Course Unit(s)
    The event industry examined from both theoretical and practical perspectives: planning, accounting, operations, management, marketing, and evaluation. Specific discussions related to professional meetings, conventions, conferences, special events, sporting events, festivals, and exhibitions.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): BA 3014  and BA 3024 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    BA 3564 - Beverage Management


    1 Course Unit(s)
    An analysis of the bar and beverage industry from both service and management perspectives. Course components integrate mixology knowledge of beer, wine and spirits with the operation of a business serving alcohol. Students must be 21 years old.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    BA 3634 - Promotional Strategies


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Examines the underlying relationships between consumer behavior and marketing communication theories. Applies all elements of promotion mix (advertising, personal selling, publicity, and sales promotion) to marketing communication function. Integrates promotion strategy with overall marketing program.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): BA 3014 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    BA 3884 - Bank Management


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Techniques for managing bank funds to achieve profitability, liquidity, and solvency. Features asset and liability management, liquidity planning, short-term investment strategies, evaluating loan requests, customer profitability analysis and loan pricing, global banking activities, and trust operations.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): BA 3134 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    BA 4044 - Seminar in Banking


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Juniors and seniors who have completed Bank Management interact with local bankers, generally at their respective institutions. Current issues and applications of banking principles are discussed with bank officers ranging from specialized personnel to the chief executive officer of the organization.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): BA 3884 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    BA 4084 - Business Policy and Strategic Management


    1 Course Unit(s)
    An integrating experience to develop an ability to see the enterprise as a system of interdependent functional business disciplines. Using the case-method approach, computer simulations, and current business activities, the course concentrates on the determination and implementation of business strategy.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): Senior standing, ACCT 2014 , ACCT 2134 , BA 3014 , BA 3024 , BA 3084 , BA 3134 , ECON 2024 , ECON 2034 , and ECON 2104 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    BA 4202 - Internship


    1/2 Course Unit(s)
    Study of management and economics in operation. Participants interact with management in committee meetings, work with research personnel, and become acquainted generally with a particular business, government office, or research center while doing supervised research on a topic chosen in consultation with the instructor of the course and the agency. May be repeated once for credit. CR/NC grading.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    BA 4204 - Internship


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Study of management and economics in operation. Participants interact with management in committee meetings, work with research personnel, and become acquainted generally with a particular business, government office, or research center while doing supervised research on a topic chosen in consultation with the instructor of the course and the agency. May be repeated once for credit. CR/NC grading.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    BA 4208 - Internship


    2 Course Unit(s)
    Study of management and economics in operation. Participants interact with management in committee meetings, work with research personnel, and become acquainted generally with a particular business, government office, or research center while doing supervised research on a topic chosen in consultation with the instructor of the course and the agency. May be repeated once for credit. CR/NC grading.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None

Chemistry

  
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    CHEM 1004 - Chemistry in Society


    1 Course Unit(s)
    An introduction to the field of chemistry where the material studied will center on real-world societal problems and issues. These issues are set in their social, political, and economic contexts. Lecture and laboratory.

    General Education Requirement(s): II Natural Science
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    CHEM 1055 - Principles of Chemistry I


    1 Course Unit(s)
    An introduction to chemical concepts and the chemistry of the common elements emphasizing aspects of chemical bonding and energetics. Qualitative and quantitative analyses are included. Lecture and laboratory.

    General Education Requirement(s): II Natural Science
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    CHEM 1065 - Principles of Chemistry II


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A continuation of CHEM 1055 . Lecture and laboratory.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1055 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    CHEM 2155 - Organic Chemistry I


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A systematic study of organic compounds emphasizing reaction mechanisms and kinetics. Infrared spectrophotometry is used. Lecture and laboratory.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1065 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    CHEM 2165 - Organic Chemistry II


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A continuation of CHEM 2155 . Lecture and laboratory.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 2155 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    CHEM 2292 - Special Topics in Chemistry


    1/2 Course Unit(s)
    Recent developments or current topics in any field of chemistry at the sophomore level. Reading assignments and lectures are based to some extent on original articles in the chemical literature. Some laboratory or field work may be expected. May be repeated for credit if the topic is different. CHEM 2292 may be taught with standard or CR/NC grading.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1004 , CHEM 1055 , or CHEM 1065 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    CHEM 2294 - Special Topics in Chemistry


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Recent developments or current topics in any field of chemistry at the sophomore level. Reading assignments and lectures are based to some extent on original articles in the chemical literature. Some laboratory or field work may be expected. May be repeated for credit if the topic is different. CHEM 2292 may be taught with standard or CR/NC grading.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1004 , CHEM 1055 , or CHEM 1065 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    CHEM 2584 - Forensic Chemistry


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Chemistry in the police lab. A survey of methods and instrumentation used in the criminology laboratory, including drug analysis, alcohol content of blood, trace element analysis, etc. Includes a field trip to the state police laboratory in Frankfort. Mystery stories will be studied to observe whether methods are mentioned or used.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1065 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    CHEM 3014 - Inorganic Chemistry


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Based on more detailed inorganic chemistry, including structural chemistry, less-familiar elements, and coordination complexes.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 1065  
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    CHEM 3022 - Advanced Experimental Techniques I


    1/2 Course Unit(s)
    Advanced laboratory experiments and laboratory-based research. Techniques may include preparation of inorganic or organometallic compounds, methods of purification, identification, and quantification, atomic or molecular spectroscopy, and studying equilibria or reaction rates. Experiments will be based to some extent on articles in the chemical literature. Themes for the course will vary with instructor, but may include cancer, drugs, food, nutrition, pollution, toxicology, energy, climate, forensics, crime, art, polymers, and materials.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 1065  
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
 

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