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.
 

Chemistry

  
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    CHEM 3032 - Advanced Experimental Techniques II


    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, polymers, and materials.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1065  
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    CHEM 3044 - Environmental Chemistry


    1 Course Unit(s)
    The study of the sources, reactions, transport, effects, and fates of chemical species in water, soil, and air environments, as well as the influence of human activities upon these processes. Lecture and laboratory.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1065  
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    CHEM 3084 - Biochemistry


    1 Course Unit(s)
    An introduction to the basic concepts of biochemistry starting with a review of the chemical compounds of biological interest. Discussion of the reactions of these compounds as well as the energetics of their biochemical reactions and the enzymes that catalyze them. This knowledge is then integrated to the carbon, nitrogen, and energy cycles of living systems. Lecture and laboratory.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV; V
    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 2165  and FYS 1104 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    CHEM 3115 - Quantitative Analytical Chemistry


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Representative analyses to demonstrate various chemical laboratory techniques. Topics include volumetric, gravimetric, and spectrophotometric methods of quantitative analysis. Lecture and laboratory.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1065 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    CHEM 3125 - Instrumental Analysis


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Chemical analysis based on instrumental methods of separation, identification, and quantification. Special emphasis on infrared, visible, and ultraviolet spectroscopy; nuclear magnetic resonance; mass spectrometry; and chromatography. Lecture and laboratory.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1065 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    CHEM 3165 - Physical Chemistry I: Core Concepts


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A study of the fundamental concepts that are relevant to all subdisciplines of chemistry and form the foundation of our understanding of matter
    at the atomic and molecular level. Students will explore what holds matter together, why and how energetic changes accompany atomic/molecular changes, how reactants become products, and how matter interacts with light. This course will include an introduction to quantum mechanics, spectroscopy, thermodynamics, and chemical kinetics.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1065 and MATH 1324 or permission of instrcutor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    CHEM 3175 - Physical Chemistry II: Applications


    1 Course Unit(s)
    An application of the fundamental concepts of physical chemistry to questions of relevance to the various subdisciplines of chemistry. Students will explore how these concepts form the foundation of our understanding of matter at the atomic and molecular level. This course will include advanced topics in quantum mechanics, spectroscopy, thermodynamics, and chemical kinetics.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): CHEM-3165 or permission of the instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    CHEM 4002 - Supervised Laboratory Teaching in Chemistry


    1/2 Course Unit(s)
    Required of Teaching Chemistry majors. A practical internship on how to run a chemistry laboratory. Under close supervision of the main laboratory instructor, the student assists in planning, instructing, and grading a chemistry laboratory section. May be repeated (only by Teaching Chemistry majors) once for credit if subject is different. Standard or CR/NC grading.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): 6 course units in chemistry or permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    CHEM 4014 - Selected Topics in Chemistry


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Recent developments or current topics in any field of chemistry. Reading assignments and lectures are based to some extent on original articles in the chemical literature. Students are expected to make a presentation of some topic.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    CHEM 4204 - Internship in Chemistry


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A course offering students supervised instruction in a non-classroom setting. May not be used to meet the requirements for a chemistry or biochemistry major. Carrying out of a research project, with a written report. May be repeated for a total of 2 units of credit. CR/NC grading. Standard or CR/NC grading.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): Junior or senior status, at least 5 credits in Chemistry, and permission of instructor Permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    CHEM 4212 - Independent Study


    1/2 Course Unit(s)
    A study of the techniques of research, the use of the library for literature review, and the planning and carrying out of a research project, with a written report. May be repeated for a total of 2 units of credit. Standard or CR/NC grading.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    CHEM 4214 - Independent Study


    2 Course Unit(s)
    A study of the techniques of research, the use of the library for literature review, and the planning and carrying out of a research project, with a written report. May be repeated for a total of 2 units of credit. Standard or CR/NC grading.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    CHEM 4412 - Senior Research Seminar I


    1/2 Course Unit(s)
    The first course of a two-semester sequence investigating a research problem by reviewing the literature in the library, planning, and carrying out the research in the laboratory or with a computer. The student will choose a topic in consultation with a faculty instructor, prepare an abstract on this topic, and present both a written and oral presentation to the class. It will be strongly suggested that the presentation also be prepared to be given at a regional or national convention. This course will be graded CR/NC. This grade will be changed to a letter grade pending successful completion of Senior Research Seminar II.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): Senior standing and a chemistry or biochemistry major
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    CHEM 4422 - Senior Research Seminar II


    1/2 Course Unit(s)
    The second course of a two-semester sequence investigating a research problem by reviewing the literature in the library, planning, and carrying out the research in the laboratory or with a computer. The student will choose a topic in consultation with a faculty instructor, prepare an abstract on this topic and present both a written and oral presentation to the class. It will be strongly suggested that the presentation also be prepared to be given at a regional or national convention. Upon successful completion of this course, the grade for Senior Research Seminar I will be changed to the letter grade of this course (½ course units each semester).

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 4412 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    CHEM 4904 - Senior Honors in Chemistry


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Carrying out a research project with a written report. May be repeated once for credit.

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

Chinese

  
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    CHI 1014 - Chinese I: The Personal World


    1 Course Unit(s)
    An introduction to Chinese through exploration of the student’s immediate world, developing proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Students also will begin building an understanding of cultural aspects of Chinese society as it applies to their language learning. Laboratory required.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    CHI 1024 - Chinese II: The Chinese World


    1 Course Unit(s)
    An extension of Chinese I that moves beyond the exploration of the student’s immediate world, further developing proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Students will continue building an understanding of cultural aspects of Chinese society as it applies to their language learning. Laboratory required.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): CHI 1014  or equivalent proficiency
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    CHI 1034 - Chinese III: Topical Issues


    1 Course Unit(s)
    An extension of Chinese II that moves beyond language basics and further develops proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Students will continue building an understanding of cultural aspects of Chinese society as it applies to their language learning. Laboratory required.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): CHI 1024  or equivalent proficiency
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    CHI 2014 - Advanced Chinese Conversation and Composition


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A gateway course for students continuing in advanced-level Chinese courses. Designed for students to become more proficient in five key areas of language acquisition (speaking, reading, writing, listening and culture), the course provides a thorough review that consists of grammar-based activities in a variety of contexts and language functions. Special attention will also be paid to writing in Chinese: understanding different modes of expression (exposition, narration, description argumentation) and writing effectively (coherent discourse, lexical flexibility, rhetoric and style).

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): CHI 1034 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    CHI 2024 - Chinese/English Translation


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Trains students to perform written translation and oral interpretation tasks between Chinese and English language. A variety of texts will be used for translation practice with a focus on semantic analysis, contrastive examinations of differences and similarities between Chinese and English, and the use of translation skills and techniques handling texts of different types. The course guides students to develop intellectual perspectives on the activity of translation and expand topic-based vocabulary.

    General Education Requirement(s): III A or IV
    Prerequisite(s): CHI 1034 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    CHI 2044 - Chinese Cinema


    1 Course Unit(s)
    An introduction to the cinema of mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, focusing on how social, political, and cultural changes in contemporary China find their expressions in film. Students will learn basic skills for interpreting cinematic language, gain an overall view of the development of film in China, and develop a critical understanding of Chinese society and culture through film. Taught in English.

    General Education Requirement(s): III A or IV
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    CHI 2054 - Introduction to Modern Chinese Literature


    1 Course Unit(s)
    In this introductory survey of the literature of twentieth-century China, students will read English translations of representative works by major writers from primary literary genres, while selected documentaries and feature films will enrich students’ reading experience. This course offers literary and historical background in the periods from the 1910s, the May Fourth Movement, the Anti-Japanese War, the socialist construction, and the Cultural Revolution, to the liberalization of the post-Mao era. The approach will sensitize students to radical changes in Chinese society and help them appreciate the artistry and diversity of modern literary works.

    General Education Requirement(s): III A or IV
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    CHI 2064 - The Chinese Cultural Heritage - Readings in Art, Literature and History


    1 Course Unit(s)
    An advanced extensive reading course in Chinese language with cultural integration. This course is specially designed to integrate cultural learning into language training by turning cultural context into text. Through reading a wide range of topics that cover different aspects of Chinese culture, students will find themselves deeply immersed in the very fabric of Chinese culture that governs personal behavior and directs social dynamics, while continuing to develop Chinese language skills at an advanced level.

    General Education Requirement(s): III A or IV
    Prerequisite(s): CHI 1034 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    CHI 2074 - Tales and Traditions


    1 Course Unit(s)
    An advanced Chinese language course with a focus on cultural learning. This course engages students with a series of essays that present stories and anecdotes that are a part of the Chinese literary canon, and are essential to their cultural familiarity and literacy. This course is conducted in Chinese, which aims to continue to expand students’ vocabulary, improve their reading comprehension, and advance their conversational and compositional skills.

    General Education Requirement(s): III A or IV
    Prerequisite(s): CHI-1034
  
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    CHI 2224 - The Otherworldly - An Introduction to Chinese Culture


    1 Course Unit(s)
    An introduction to the fundamental aspects of Chinese culture including Chinese history, thought, religions, politics, economics, language, literature, arts, people, society and general ways of life. In addition to the textbook and selected readings, the course offers viewing of a sizable number of videos on aspects of high culture and that of popular culture covering daily life, religious activities, festivals, customs, costumes, cuisines, traditional medicine, martial arts and folk art. Taught in English.

    General Education Requirement(s): III A or IV
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    CHI 2294 - Special Topics in Chinese


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Study of an area involving the language, literature, or culture not fully treated in other Chinese courses. Topics change and will be announced in advance. May be repeated if the topic is different.

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

Classics

  
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    CLA 1014 - Introduction to Greek and Roman Mythology


    1 Course Unit(s)
    An introduction to the major figures, myths, and themes in Greek and Roman mythology. Students will consider how ancient and modern writers, artists, and thinkers have used this mythology in their works. Attention also will be given to modern theories of myth and to the relation of myth to religion/cult and politics in the ancient world.

    General Education Requirement(s): II Humanities
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    CLA 2024 - Spartacus: Slaves and Gladiators


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Also listed as HIST 2024 .
    Between 73 and 71 BCE, Spartacus, a Thracian gladiator, led the largest slave revolt in the ancient world. This course examines the historical record and the myths, both ancient and modern, surrounding this great story. Special attention to slavery and the institution of gladiatorial games in the Roman World.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV; V
    Prerequisite(s): FYS 1104 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    CLA 2074 - Magic and Mystery Cult in Antiquity


    1 Course Unit(s)
    HIST-2074
    In the ancient world, supernatural and mythical understanding added dimensions of meaning to life. While many myths and cult practices were socially acceptable, mystery cults existed on the margins of toleration, and some forms of magic were well beyond the pale. Exploration of the beliefs, prayers, spells, and rituals, affords a fascinating view of metaphysical mindsets. It also provides an illuminating perspective into the formation of socially condoned, tolerated, and condemned ideas of reality. (Pre-Modern Field)

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
  
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    CLA 2114 - Classics and Film


    1 Course Unit(s)
    This course considers the representation of the ancient Mediterranean world in film and television. We will watch and discuss both films that focus on historical periods and films focusing on Greek and Roman literary texts. The readings will include ancient literary texts, as well as modern literary and film criticism.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    CLA 2144 - Archeology of Imperial Rome


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Also listed as HIST 2244 .
    A survey of Roman history from the beginnings of the principate through the late antique period (i.e., firstsixth centuries A.D.) with an emphasis on Roman political and social institutions, the definition of citizenship, and the problem of unity in a multicultural society.

     

     

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

  
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    CLA 2234 - The Literature of the Greco-Roman World


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A survey of ancient Greek and Latin literature in translation, which studies different genres and major themes and examines authors in their historical contexts and in the Greco-Roman literary tradition. The course will focus on how authors use Greco-Roman mythology to explore complex issues. Some attention will be given to ancient literary criticism and to the modern reception of this literature.

    General Education Requirement(s): II Humanities or IV
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    CLA 2244 - Gender and Sexuality in Greece and Rome


    1 Course Unit(s)
    An interdisciplinary study of gender and sexuality, in theory and practice, in the Greco-Roman world. Students will examine both written and archaeological evidence for the lives of women, homoeroticism, masculinity, and other aspects of humanity sexuality in antiquity and the modern ramifications.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV; V
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    CLA 2294 - Special Topics in Classics


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Study of aspects of the Greco-Roman world not fully treated in other classics courses. May be repeated for credit. Standard or CR/NC grading.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    CLA 2514 - Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Also listed as PHIL 2514 .
    Examines the dawn of philosophy in ancient Greece: the early natural philosophers, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, and the Hellenistic world views; the relationship of philosophy to art and science; and the meanings of Greek philosophical experience for modern times. Standard or CR/NC grading.

    General Education Requirement(s): III B or IV
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    CLA 2524 - Ancient Greek and Roman Political Theory


    1 Course Unit(s)
    This course will provide an introduction to several of the most influential political theories and models developed during Greek and Roman antiquity. In particular, we will read widely in authors such as Plato, Aristotle, Cicero and others, paying special attention to their historical and political contexts. We will also discuss the reception of Greek and Roman political thought in contemporary political theory.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    CLA 2834 - The Ancient Polis


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Also listed as ANTH 2834 , HIST 2834 , PHIL 2834 .
    This course examines the ideal of the good life in the ancient city, as refined in thought, articulated in a structured environment and developed across cultures and over time.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    CLA 3224 - Augustan Rome


    1 Course Unit(s)
    An in-depth and interdisciplinary study of Rome during the Augustan Age (40 BCE-14 CE). Topics include literature, art, architecture, the legislation and policies of the Augustan regime, and the cultural model this period set in Western civilization.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV; V
    Prerequisite(s): CLA 2234  or permission of instructor and FYS 1104 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    CLA 3234 - Ancient Drama


    1 Course Unit(s)
    An in-depth study of Greek and Roman dramatic literature and theatrical production. Playwrights include Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, Plautus, Terence, and Seneca.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV; V
    Prerequisite(s): CLA 1014  or permission of instructor and FYS 1104 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    CLA 3244 - The Twelve Caesars


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A study of the force of the emperor’s personality on the course of Roman history. With a look back at the career of Julius Caesar, the course examines the lives and policies of the Caesars from Augustus to Domitian. Study of Suetonius’ Lives of the Caesars and Tacitus’ Annals and Histories and discussion of the conventions of ancient biography and historiography.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): HIST 2244 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    CLA 3294 - Special Topics in Classics


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Advanced coursework that treats with greater depth topics and authors covered in other classics courses. Topics and authors may change from term to term and are announced in advance. While prerequisites will be expected, they will vary depending on course topic. May be repeated for credit as long as the topic/author is different.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    CLA 3304 - Greek and Roman Religions


    1 Course Unit(s)
    HIST-3104
    Surveys the religious belief, cult, and ritual of the Greeks from the Minoan period through the Hellenistic. It presumes some knowledge of ancient myth and will draw upon archaeological, iconic, and narrative evidence to investigate concepts and practice in social context.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    CLA 4444 - Capstone Seminar


    1 Course Unit(s)
    An interdisciplinary seminar focusing on an important cultural period in the Greco-Roman world and directing students in the use of different tools of classical scholarship in assessing primary evidence pertaining to key topics in contemporary research. Written project and presentation. Topics and the target period may vary.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): Advanced junior or senior major standing
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None

Computer Science

  
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    CS 1124 - CS1: Introduction to Computer Science with Programming


    1 Course Unit(s)
    An introduction to the field of computer science. Computer hardware, computer software, programming languages, and present and future uses of the computer will be considered. Topics will include algorithm development and analysis, algorithm efficiency, the binary number system, circuits, gates, basics of computer architecture, and programming in a high level language such as Python.

    General Education Requirement(s): II Natural Science
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    CS 2124 - CS2: Object-Oriented Programming


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A continuation of CS 1124 - CS1: Introduction to Computer Science with Programming  with emphasis on the concepts and practices of object-oriented programming and mastery of the language C++. Other topics include an introduction to simple data structures and basic searching and sorting techniques.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): CS 1124  
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    CS 2144 - Computer Organization


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Designed to give the computer science major a new view of the operation of a modern digital computer. The course focuses on the hardware implementation of computing devices. The binary number system, basic logic design, memory, control, I/O, and arithmetic units will be covered. The student will be introduced to the MIPS assembly language as a tool to explore these issues.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): CS 1124 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    CS 2212 - Independent Study


    1/2 Course Unit(s)
    Readings, research, and system building on an approved topic. May be repeated once for credit. Standard or CR/NC grading.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    CS 2344 - Discrete Structures


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Basic mathematical topics used in the study of computer science will be considered. Topics will include logic; sets, sequences, and functions; mathematical induction; algorithms and basic analysis of algorithms; permutations, combinations, and discrete probabilities; recurrence relations; trees; Boolean algebras; and combinatorial circuits.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): MATH 1304  or permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    CS 2444 - CS3: Data Structures


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A study of strings, lists, graphs, trees, the Standard Template Library, and files. Sorting, searching, and memory management will be analyzed for minimizations

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): CS 2124  
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    CS 3014 - Computer Graphics


    1 Course Unit(s)
    An introduction to computer graphics hardware, software, and algorithms for both two and three dimensions. Topics include scan-line algorithms, affine transformations, clippings, projections, lighting, models, texture mapping, and surfaces. Interactive and animation techniques are studied.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): CS 2444  
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    CS 3074 - Operating Systems


    1 Course Unit(s)
    An introduction to operating system design. Topics include the process model, process scheduling algorithms and context switching, mutual exclusion and process synchronization, memory management and virtual memory, and file systems.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): CS 2144  and CS 2444  
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    CS 3114 - Special Topics in Computer Science


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Study of computer hardware, computer software, and the integration of hardware and software. Emphasis on current issues in computing and topics not fully treated in other computer courses. May be repeated for credit. Standard or CR/NC grading.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): CS 2124  and permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    CS 3144 - Database Management Systems


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Organizations are accumulating vast volumes of data, mainly due to the use of technology. This course will cover topics such as the design, maintenance, and delivery systems used in information systems, with some specific topics being data retrieval, data mining, and data modeling.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): CS 2444 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    CS 3164 - Mobile App Development


    1 Course Unit(s)
    An introduction to the design and development of apps for handheld computing devices such as smart phones and tablet computers. Includes an introduction to the requisite tools for app development, including specialized languages, integrated development environments, software frameworks, design patterns, and advanced object-oriented programming concepts.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): CS 2444  
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    CS 3174 - 3D Manufacturing


    1 Course Unit(s)
    3D printing has been called a disruptive technology and the future of art, science, and manufacturing.  This class will explore what it is, how to make use of it, and what the future may bring.  Since this is a hands-on lab course, students will both design and produce their creations. 

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): CS 2444  
  
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    CS 3234 - Principles of Programming Languages


    1 Course Unit(s)
    There are generally considered to be four major “families” of computer languages—procedural, functional, object-oriented, and logical. Each represents a different paradigm, which a programmer must be familiar with in order to write code in a variety of languages. This course takes a theoretical approach to teaching the similarities and differences among the four families by examining what can be computed. Regular expressions, context-free grammars, context-sensitive grammars, and Turing machines are used in this analysis.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): CS 2344  and CS 2444  
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    CS 3344 - Theory of Computation


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Examines the mathematical foundations of computer science with respect to both hardware and software. Through discussion on formal languages, NP versus P, algorithmic analysis, and data structure design, students will learn how to determine what can and cannot be computed and what efficiency a particular approach offers. Both concrete and philosophical approaches and results will be considered.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): CS 2344  
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    CS 3424 - Robotics


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Introduces the student to both the hardware and software sides of mobile robotics. The fields of physics and biology will be mined for ideas concerning the design of the devices; navigations, mapping, vision, and voice recognition will be covered. Students will gain hands-on experience with a variety of robotic platforms in both lab settings and out-of-class work.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): CS 2444  
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    CS 3434 - Machine Intelligence


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Also listed as PHIL 2434.
    Familiarizes the student with the growing field of artificial intelligence. The course will describe what artificial intelligence is, how it is presently being used, and its future uses. Students will learn to design artificial intelligence systems, such as game systems and production systems.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV; V
    Prerequisite(s): CS 2444 , PHIL 1024 , or PSY 1004  and FYS 1104 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    CS 3444 - Cognitive Structures


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Also listed as PHIL 3444.
    By viewing the mind as a powerful digital computer, the interdisciplinary approach known as cognitive science is unlocking secrets about thought that have puzzled humans for millennia. This seminar provides the vocabulary, background, and skills that are needed to appreciate this interdisciplinary area. Students will investigate the narrative structure of thought and language, analyze how humans can be said to have free will, and explore the nature and limits of morality.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV; V
    Prerequisite(s): CS 2444 , PHIL 1024 , PHIL 2514 , PHIL 2554 , or PSY 2404  
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    CS 3454 - Software Engineering


    1 Course Unit(s)
    This course explores Software Engineering from requirements to release. Students will gain useful knowledge of real-world software engineering methods and practical ways to manage their projects in a team environment. Topics include: requirements engineering, design patterns, agile software development, project management, and software quality assurance. Various tools will also be introduced including debuggers and code profilers.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): CS 2444   and senior standing
  
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    CS 3554 - Game Design


    1 Course Unit(s)
    An examination of the field of game design. The course will touch on many aspects of this wide-ranging process, including the elements of play, the genres of games, the history of games, and the software tools available for game design. Playable games will be created by both individuals and teams

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): CS 2444  
  
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    CS 4074 - Advanced Operating Systems


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A continuation of CS 3074. This course focuses on the problems that must be solved when implementing process models, process scheduling algorithms and context switches, mutual exclusion and process synchronization, memory management and virtual memory, and file systems. Students work in groups to complete a small, working Operating System.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): CS 3074  
  
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    CS 4204 - Internship


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A program offering students supervised instruction in a non-classroom setting. CR/NC grading.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): Junior or senior standing
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    CS 4208 - Internship


    2 Course Unit(s)
    A program offering students supervised instruction in a non-classroom setting. CR/NC grading.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): Junior or senior standing
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    CS 4214 - Independent Study in Computer Science


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Readings, research, and computer simulations on an approved topic. May be repeated once for credit. Standard or CR/NC grading.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): Junior or senior standing
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    CS 4444 - Senior Project in Computer Science


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A study of the methodology of managing an extensive research project in computing.  After an initial exploration of the topic, students will work in groups on a specific problem to solve through the development of a significant computer project.  Part of the development will be the evaluation of the final result with respect to the problem chosen.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): Senior standing in computer science and CS 3454  
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None

Digital Arts and Media

  
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    DART 4204 - Internship in Digital Arts and Media


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Supervised placement in non-profit or commercial organizations providing or requiring digital arts and media services or analyses. Students might work for advertising agencies, internet content providers, television stations, software companies, interactive media producers, engineering firms, art galleries, media companies, video game producers, research settings, architecture firms, or any other site involving digital arts and media. Area of placement and course format decided in consultation with appropriate digital arts and media faculty. CR/NC grading.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): Junior standing, completion of at least five courses for the digital arts and media major, or permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    DART 4444 - Digital Arts and Media Capstone


    1 Course Unit(s)
    An examination of significant issues at the forefront of theory, practice, and research in digital arts and media. Includes an independent, advanced research project (the topic of which will be chosen in close consultation with the instructor) focusing on production of original digital art and media, development and design of software or physical technologies involving digital arts and media, in-depth theoretical and critical analyses of digital arts and media, or some combination of the above.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): Senior Standing
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None

Economics

  
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    ECON 1004 - Introduction to Economics


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Introduction to microeconomic and macroeconomic concepts and theories. Includes an overview of the microeconomic theories of consumer behavior, decision-making by the business firm, market structures, and resource markets and the macroeconomic theories of national income determination, employment, inflation, money and the banking system, and the world economy.

    General Education Requirement(s): II Social Science
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ECON 2024 - Principles of Microeconomics


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A study of the microeconomic analysis of the individual firm and consumer, price determination, and market structures.

    General Education Requirement(s): II Social Science or IV
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ECON 2034 - Principles of Macroeconomics


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A study of the macroeconomic analysis of the economy and its banking system, income determination and its fluctuation, and monetary and fiscal policies.

    General Education Requirement(s): II Social Science or IV
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ECON 2104 - Economics and Business Statistics


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Applications of statistical models and techniques to analyze data with specific relevance to economic and business problems. Topics will include probability, estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation, analysis of variance, and regression.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): MATH 1034  or MATH 1304 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ECON 3034 - Money and Banking


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A study of the economics of money, banking, financial markets, and the role of U.S. monetary policy in macroeconomic stabilization and economic growth. Topics include financial markets and institutions, central banking system, and monetary theory and policy. Emphasizes the role of the Federal Reserve System and its policies in maintaining economic growth and stability.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): ECON 2034 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ECON 3054 - Microeconomics—Theory and Applications


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Development of the microeconomic theory of decision-making by households and business firms. Special emphasis on applications of the theory of the firm to business situations.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): ECON 2024 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ECON 3074 - Macroeconomic Theory and Policy


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Study of macroeconomic theories and monetary and fiscal policy. Analysis of the factors that determine the economy’s aggregate output, employment, interest rates, and general price level. Topics include unemployment, inflation, business cycles, and economic growth. Current issues and controversies in macroeconomics, including issues in macroeconomic stabilization policies and international macroeconomics.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): ECON 2034 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ECON 3094 - Econometrics


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Designed to teach students how to use introductory econometric models and techniques, providing them with the basic tools of econometric analysis so they can apply these tools for estimation, inference, and forecasting in the context of real world economic problems. Topics include regression analysis, model specification, multicollinearity, heteroskedasticity, autocorrelation, maximum likelihood, and simultaneous equations models. The emphasis is on the practical applications of econometric methods to economic analysis. (Taught in alternate winter terms.)

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): ECON 2024 , ECON 2034 , and ECON 2104 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ECON 3114 - Special Topics in Economics


    1 Course Unit(s)
    The study of a school of thought, issue, policy application, or an individual not fully treated in other courses. Topics change from term to term and are announced in advance. May be repeated for credit provided different topics are covered.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): ECON 2024  or ECON 2034  
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ECON 3134 - Public Finance


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Examines the economic justification for government participation in a market economy and evaluates government activities from the standpoint of economic efficiency. Topics include public goods, externalities, market failure, public choice analysis, expenditure programs, transfer programs, taxation, and regulation.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): ECON 2024  
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ECON 3144 - International Trade and Finance


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A study of theory and policy of international economic relations. Topics include international trade theory, international trade policy, and international monetary economics. Analysis of trade models, regional economic integration, the balance of payments, international capital flows, exchange rate theories, the evolution of the international financial system, open economy macroeconomic policy, and contemporary issues in the global economy.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): ECON 2024  and ECON 2034  
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ECON 4004 - Independent Study


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Designed to provide advanced undergraduates with experience in independent, self-directed study in which they initiate, plan, and direct their own research activities under the supervision and guidance of a member of the economics program faculty. A proposal for study must be submitted before the beginning of the term during which it is to take place, and it must be approved by both the supervising faculty member and the economics program director.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): ECON 2024 , ECON 2034 , and 5 units in economics or a related discipline
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ECON 4044 - History of Economic Thought


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A study of the origins of modern economic thought. Explores the historical development of economic theories from ancient to modern times, with emphasis on how these theories evolved into our present understanding of economics. Critical analysis of the evolution of key economic ideas by examining main contributions of the most outstanding economists in each period of economic thought. Topics include classical, Marxian, neoclassical, institutional, and Keynesian economics.

    General Education Requirement(s): III B or IV; V
    Prerequisite(s): ECON 2024 , ECON 2034  and FYS 1104 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ECON 4204 - Internship in Economics


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A program offering students supervised practical experience in applied economics. Each internship is jointly supervised by an economics faculty member and a professional in a business or government organization. Research on a topic chosen in consultation with the faculty member will be required. CR/NC grading.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): Junior or senior standing and permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ECON 4208 - Internship in Economics


    2 Course Unit(s)
    A program offering students supervised practical experience in applied economics. Each internship is jointly supervised by an economics faculty member and a professional in a business or government organization. Research on a topic chosen in consultation with the faculty member will be required. CR/NC grading.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): Junior or senior standing and permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ECON 4884 - Seminar in Economics


    1 Course Unit(s)
    The capstone course for economics majors. Research and analysis of major issues in the field of economics. This seminar will address questions of philosophical approach, scientific methodology, and interaction with other disciplines.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV; V
    Prerequisite(s): ECON 2024 , ECON 2034  and FYS 1104 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None

Education

  
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    EDU 1004 - Foundations of Education


    1 Course Unit(s)
    This course provides an introduction to the social, cultural and philosophical foundations of education in the United States. It explores education as a discipline that asks and answers questions, such as the following: What is knowledge? How is knowledge known? How has knowledge been defined in educational settings in the United States? How have ideas from social theory, philosophy, sociology, cultural studies and psychology influenced the discipline of education? What theories and philosophies about human learning and human identity have emerged from the discipline of education? This course will also explore the questions and debates about schools in contemporary US society. Requires field hours in a school setting.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    EDU 2014 - Schooling in U.S. Culture: History, Philosophies, and Diversity


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Historically situates current American schools while examining disparate philosophic ideas that have informed schooling practices in the past and now. Issues related to the institution of schooling in a complex and culturally diverse society form an integral part of the course: a major part of the course requires students to view schools through the lenses of dominated populations. Field work required.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV; V
    Prerequisite(s): FYS 1004  and FYS 1104 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    EDU 2024 - Children’s Literature


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Students will become familiar with literature appropriate for children from preschool through middle school. They will study authors and illustrators of high-quality literature and their works, various literary genres, and strategies for introducing literature to children and for integrating it into the curriculum. Students will complete individual or group projects related to literary strategies.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): PSY 1004 , EDU 1004  or permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    EDU 2084 - Literature for Young Adults


    1 Course Unit(s)
    For many young people, the love of reading tends to dissipate after the elementary years. By exploring the rather explosive genre of adolescent literature and its body of research and scholarship, students can discover new pleasures in reading and, along the way, insights into life’s most perplexing issues for young people. Students will read numerous novels written for a young adult audience, and they will respond to them in writing and through discussion. Common themes of these novels include alienation, AIDS, homophobia, racism, dysfunctional families, sexual abuse, body image, teenage pregnancy, violence, and suicide. In addition, topics such as censorship, bibliotherapy and reader response theory will be explored.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    EDU 2094 - Standards-Based Instruction


    1 Course Unit(s)
    There are four strands to this course: standards and the standards-driven reform movements, assessment, educational technology, and differentiated instruction for diverse learners. Students will become familiar with the major issues in each of these broad areas and will learn to evaluate them critically. Students will also demonstrate at least an acceptable proficiency with technological applications commonly used in schools. Field work in school setting required and lab.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): EDU 2164 ;Must be admitted to the Transylvania University Education Program or in the processing of applying for admission to the program
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    EDU 2104 - The Teaching of Mathematics I


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Provides a foundation for the teaching of mathematics for students in grades K-8. Examines current theories related to the teaching of mathematics with a focus on examining mathematics content and the intersection of a conceptual understanding of school mathematics with best practices for teaching mathematics. Topics include mathematics content and pedagogy, the discourse of mathematics, the Common Core State Standards for mathematics, and trends in the teaching of school mathematics.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): Must be admitted to the Transylvania Education Program or planning to apply to the education program in elementary education or middle grades education
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    EDU 2164 - Learning Theory and Pedagogy


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Building upon the foundations course, this class will examine various learning theories and the pedagogies that are appropriate for implementing them. Students will integrate knowledge of human development, culturally responsive teaching, constructivism, and critical theory into both theoretical and applied applications. Students will learn how curriculum and instruction reflect particular theories and philosophies, thus preparing them to create meaningful learning environments and experiences for K-12 students, including those for exceptional learners. Requires 15 field hours and a lab.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): EDU 1004  or permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    EDU 2204 - Enculturation in Non-Western Societies


    1 Course Unit(s)
    This course studies how children become capable adult members of their societies. Readings will include ethnographic studies, mythology, and folklore. Topics include models and theories of enculturation, family types, kinship systems, initiation rituals, rites of passage, child-rearing practices, personality and culture, and models of cultural transmissions. This is an elective course.

    General Education Requirement(s): III A or IV
    Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    EDU 2314 - Gender in Children’s Literature


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Also listed as WGS 2314 .
    Acquaints the student with issues related to the construction of gender in literature for children and young adults. The focus may change from term to term so that gender issues in specific genres can be explored in depth. Students will complete group projects and reflections on films and readings.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): EDU 1004 , EDU 2024 WGS 1004 , or permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    EDU 2414 - Immigration and Linguistic Diversity in U.S.


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Schools Examines issues related to children and youth who represent linguistic and cultural diversity within American schools and society. Students engage in a study of the experiences of immigrant populations and US born children of immigrants living in the United States. The course examines sociocultural, sociopolitical, and socioeconomic factors in order to better understand the experiences of children and youth who often must straddle two (or more) conflicting worlds as they make their way through the US education system. Field work in schools involving children from immigrant populations is a requirement.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV; V
    Prerequisite(s): FYS 1004  and FYS 1104 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    EDU 3034 - Literacy in Written and Spoken Language for Learners in Primary Schools


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Familiarizes teacher education students with the cognitive and linguistic foundations of literacy development with an emphasis on the primary school child. Students will become acquainted with various programs of reading and language arts instruction, but the balanced literacy approach will be emphasized. Students will construct integrated learning experiences that foster language development and promote increased skill in reading, writing, and speaking. They will learn how to integrate literacy activities into specific subject areas such as mathematics, social studies, science, and art. Study of children’s literary texts, both fiction and nonfiction, will be emphasized. Requires 10 field hours and lab.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to Education program or permission of program director
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    EDU 3054 - Instructional Strategies and Content Area Literacy for Learners in Middle and Secondary Schools


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Familiarizes the teacher education student with the cognitive and linguistic foundations of literacy development with an emphasis on language development of the middle and secondary school student. Various programs of reading and language arts instruction are viewed, but the whole language method is emphasized. In addition, the course emphasizes instructional methods which support learning in middle and/or secondary school environments. The teacher education student will construct integrated learning experiences which foster language development and promote increased communication skill in reading, writing, and speaking. Students learn about integrating literacy activities with content area learning in specific subject areas such as mathematics, history, biology, English, foreign language, and other subject areas of middle and secondary school environments. Study of texts, both fiction and non-fiction, written for adolescents and/or young adults is emphasized. Requires 8 field hours and lab.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to Education program or permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    EDU 3074 - Interactive, Integrative Learning Climates


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Students will learn how to prepare and assess interactive learning experiences that integrate various subject concepts and processes appropriate for diverse learning levels. Attention will be given to selecting, integrating, and translating knowledge and methodology from the social sciences, music, art, and literature into activities that are appropriate for learners, including those with exceptionalities. Students will also learn to be sensitive to gender and ethnic issues. Professors from other disciplines collaborate in teaching this course. Requires 8 field hours and lab.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to Education program or permission of program director
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    EDU 3084 - Inquiry-Based Learning Climates


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Focuses on teaching science in the elementary classroom with an emphasis on both science content (science topics appropriate for elementary learners recommended by state and national standards) and on pedagogy. Major topics include: children as scientists, constructivism in science education, the role of discourse in science teaching, science processes, science for diverse populations, technology, and assessment of student learning. An additional course theme focuses on children’s health and wellness in contemporary society. Requires 10 field hours and lab.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to Education program or permission of program director
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    EDU 3104 - The Teaching of Mathematics II


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Extends student’s knowledge for the teaching of mathematics for students in grades K-8. Examines current theories and best practice related to the teaching of mathematics in school contexts with a focus on planning and executing mathematics lessons in the classroom. Students continue to explore mathematics content and pedagogy, however, with an added emphasis on current trends in mathematics education research, culturally responsive practices for mathematics teaching, and response to differentiation in the planning of mathematics instruction.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): EDU 2104 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
 

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