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.
 

Music

  
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    MUS 4884 - Independent Study in Music


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Individual projects designed to give qualified students opportunities for advanced exploration into various areas of music. May be repeated for credit, provided the subject changes, up to a maximum of 3 course units.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MUS 4894 - Practicum


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Individual projects designed to give qualified students opportunities for advanced exploration into various areas of music technology.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): MUS 2864  
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MUS 4951 - Senior Recital


    1/4 Course Unit(s)
    Team-taught by members of the music faculty, including the student’s applied instructor, this capstone experience comprises seminar meetings, one-on-one conferences, and weekly applied lessons, culminating with a public performance. The seminar/conference component provides structure for the creation of written or aural program notes, walks the student through logistical and preparation matters related to the performance, and facilitates development of a professional portfolio. Students must be enrolled in Senior Recital during the term of their performance or the term prior, depending on the recital date. Required of all music majors—music education students register for 4951 (¼ unit); music technology and applied music students register for MUS 4952  (½ course unit.)

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): Senior standing
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    MUS 4952 - Senior Recital


    1/2 Course Unit(s)
    Team-taught by members of the music faculty, including the student’s applied instructor, this capstone experience comprises seminar meetings, one-on-one conferences, and weekly applied lessons, culminating with a public performance. The seminar/conference component provides structure for the creation of written or aural program notes, walks the student through logistical and preparation matters related to the performance, and facilitates development of a professional portfolio. Students must be enrolled in Senior Recital during the term of their performance or the term prior, depending on the recital date. Required of all music majors—music education students register for MUS 4951  (¼ unit); music technology and applied music students register for 4952 (½ course unit.)

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

Natural Sciences

  
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    NS 1034 - Medical Illustration


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Designed for students interested in art applied to medicine. Content includes chart graphs, pen and ink techniques, and color and half-tone techniques that emphasize muscle structure, bone structure, arteries, veins, cysts, fat, and surgical instruments.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    NS 1104 - Sight and Sound


    1 Course Unit(s)
    An introductory consideration of the physics of light and sound, accompanied by a study of the biological structure and function of the visual and auditory systems. This course is designed for non-science majors, particularly students interested in the basis of sensory understanding. Students will use light and sound as launching points for an understanding of the scientific method and cross-disciplinary approaches to scientific problem solving. Lecture and laboratory.

    General Education Requirement(s): II Natural Science
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    NS 1204 - Origin of Life


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A study of the origin of human life, starting from the origins of the universe, moving to the (atomic) structure of matter, followed by the assembly of pre-biotic material into simple life forms, and culminating in the evolution of complex life forms. Content will be organized around great discoveries in science. Emphasis will be placed on the methodology and human experience that have led to these discoveries. Lecture and laboratory.

    General Education Requirement(s): II Natural Science
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    NS 2294 - Special Topics in Natural Science


    1 Course Unit(s)
    The study of an area or an interdisciplinary subject that is not fully treated in other courses. Intended primarily for May term, the course will vary depending upon the instructor, special interests, and perceived need. Topics will be announced in advance. May be repeated for credit so long as the topic is different.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    NS 3124 - Special Projects in the Professions


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A special off-campus program arranged to meet the needs of the student. For example, students interested in medicine may work with physicians or in hospitals, students interested in veterinary medicine may work with a veterinarian, students interested in marine biology may work in a marine biology station, etc.

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

Neuroscience

  
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    NEUR 4004 - Independent Research in Neuroscience


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Individual faculty supervision of student research. Students taking Independent Research for two terms may apply only 1 unit toward an elective for the major. Course may be repeated once for credit.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): BIO 1204 , CS 2124 , MATH 1304 , PSY 1004 , and PSY 2404 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    NEUR 4044 - Capstone in Neuroscience


    1 Course Unit(s)
    An interdisciplinary course designed to integrate and expand the student’s knowledge of neuroscience. Topics will be explored through lecture, discussion, extensive reading of the primary literature, and a substantial writing assignment.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): BIO 3224  or PSY 3304  and junior or senior standing
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None

Philosophy

  
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    PHIL 1024 - Introduction to Philosophy


    1 Course Unit(s)
    An introduction to the methods and viewpoints of philosophy and their applications to the basic questions of life. Not open to seniors.

    General Education Requirement(s): II Humanities
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    PHIL 1154 - Practical Logic


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A general course on the methods of logical/critical thinking: principles of reasoning, argument forms, logical models, dialectical techniques, the use of modern symbolic notation, fallacies, and illustrations in applied logic.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    PHIL 2004 - Feminist Philosophies


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Also listed as WGS 2004 .
    Covering authors from the 1700s through the present, this course presents a survey, exploration, and critical assessment of the varieties of philosophical thought orbiting around what have been known as the “woman question” and “feminism.” Topics may include educational reform, suffrage, equal rights, psychoanalysis, socialism, radical feminism, post-modernism, and feminist critiques of popular culture.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    PHIL 2084 - Environmental Philosophy


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A philosophical investigation of conceptions of our relations and responsibilities to the environment. Issues to be explored include animal rights, the preservation of biological diversity, and population control.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV; V
    Prerequisite(s): FYS-1104
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    PHIL 2164 - Bioethics


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Study of the value conflicts that arise from developments in biology and medicine. Issues include abortion, euthanasia, medical experimentation, reproductive technologies, and the allocation of scarce medical resources

    General Education Requirement(s): IV; V
    Prerequisite(s): FYS 1104  
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    PHIL 2174 - Anarchism


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Anarchism presents a distinctive critical tradition of social-political philosophy. This course surveys the major strains of anarchist philosophy regarding the state, religion, gender, private property, human nature, the natural environment, social change, liberty, and equality. Special attention will be given to the contrasting anarchist thought against various strains of Marxism. The place of anarchist thought in the panoply of American political philosophy will be addressed through an analysis of the Haymarket bombing of 1886 and the first World War. Thinkers addressed will include Bakunin, Proudhon, Kropotkin, Goldman, Boochkin, and the Situationist International.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    PHIL 2294 - Special Topics


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Exploration of a theme, author, or philosophical movement that may be of special interest but is not fully treated in other courses in the program. Usually offered in May term, with topics announced in advance. Class may be repeated for credit if topic is different. Standard or CR/NC grading.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    PHIL 2434 - Machine Intelligence


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Also listed as CS 3434 .
    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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    PHIL 2504 - Ancient Chinese Thought


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Also listed as REL 2504 .
    Between the sixth and the second centuries BCE, China burgeoned with philosophical schools and their texts. Students will read those texts closely and critique them, concentrating especially on the Analects, the Chuang-Tzu, the Mencius, and the Hsun-Tzu. Special emphasis will be placed on how the traditions such texts represent react to each other as they develop increasingly sophisticated defenses of their positions. The course will also attempt to identify, assess, and avoid popular Western readings of the Chinese philosophical tradition by—in part —incorporating recent historical findings and textual apparatus.

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


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Also listed as CLA 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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    PHIL 2524 - Philosophy of Mind


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A study of the development and current status of the concept of mind. The course begins with traditional historical conceptions (dualism, behaviorism, identity theory) and proceeds to an examination of how the disciplines of cognitive science, cognitive ethology, and evolutionary psychology have affected recent thinking on the concept of mind. Special emphasis will be placed on the way in which ideology influences formulations of the mental.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    PHIL 2534 - Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A survey of the principal philosophical achievements of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. The course will address thought developed from the birth of Augustine in 354 to the burning of Giordano Bruno in 1600. The course will explore the Judaic, Islamic, and Christian traditions. Figures covered will include Augustine, Boethius, Avicenna, Anselm, Hildegard von Bingen, Averroës, Maimonides, Aquinas, Scotus, Ockham, Cusanus, Ficino, Erasmus, Paracelsus, Montaigne, and Bruno. Standard or CR/NC grading.

    General Education Requirement(s): III B or IV
    Prerequisite(s): CLA 2514 /PHIL 2514 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    PHIL 2554 - History of Modern Philosophy


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A study of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century philosophers, including the Rationalists, Empiricists, and Kant. 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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    PHIL 2614 - Animal Minds/Human Values


    1 Course Unit(s)
    An examination of human attitudes and obligations to nonhuman animals through an exploration of questions surrounding the existence, kinds, and implications of mental states in non-human animals; the conditions for and implications of ascribing rights to these non-human species; and, overall, the ways in which ideologies such as ecofeminism figure in such arguments.

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


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Also listed as ANTH 2834 , CLA 2834  and HIST 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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    PHIL 3054 - Philosophy of Religion


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Also listed as REL 3054 .
    A discussion and lecture course dealing with the intellectual problems of religion (such as those of God, freedom, faith, immortality, evil, and religious knowledge). Time is also given to a study of the various schools of religious philosophy.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV; V
    Prerequisite(s): FYS 1104  
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    PHIL 3094 - Special Readings in Philosophy


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Writing of a philosophical essay based on readings on an approved topic with a given bibliography and tutorial conferences.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): One 2000-level PHIL course and permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    PHIL 3114 - Political Theory I: Classical and Medieval


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Also listed as PS 3114 .
    An examination of the foundations of the Western political tradition in Greek, Roman, and medieval thought. Focusing attention upon such major figures as Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Aquinas, Machiavelli, Luther, and Calvin, explores the major questions and problems of political theory.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    PHIL 3124 - Political Theory II: Modern


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Also listed as PS 3124 .
    Surveys the development of political theory in the modern and contemporary periods, focusing on such major figures as Hobbes, Locke, Hegel, Marx, Sartre, Marcuse, and others. A chronological and logical extension of PHIL 3114 /PS 3114 , but PHIL 3114 /PS 3114  is not a prerequisite.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    PHIL 3144 - Existentialism


    1 Course Unit(s)
    An exploration of the nature and meaning of existentialism as it has developed in philosophy and theology and in their interactions.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV; V
    Prerequisite(s): One 2000-level PHIL course and FYS 1104  
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    PHIL 3204 - Philosophy of Education


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Also listed as EDU 3204 .
    Examines recurring philosophic questions related to the nature and purposes of knowledge and formal education systems through the study of classic and contemporary philosophic texts. Educational theories, curriculum matters and other schooling controversies will be analyzed in light of the disparate philosophic theories. The question of what it means to be an educated person will be the focus of the course.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): EDU 2014  
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    PHIL 3294 - Special Topics in Philosophy


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Also listed as EDU 3204 .
    Advanced coursework that treats with greater depth topics and authors covered in other Examines recurring philosophic questions related to the nature and purposes of knowledge and formal education systems through the study of classic and contemporary philosophic texts. Educational theories, curriculum matters and other schooling controversies will be analyzed in light of the disparate philosophic theories. The question of what it means to be an educated person will be the focus of the course.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): EDU 2014 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    PHIL 3304 - Major Thinkers


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Exploration of a major philosopher or thinker crucial to the development of philosophy who may be of special interest to students from varied disciplinary backgrounds but who is not fully treated in other courses in the program. Special emphasis is placed on the intensive, historically sensitive reading of the thinker’s works in order to understand in detail the interconnections among the various aspects of the thinker’s investigations. Course may be repeated for credit if topic differs.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    PHIL 3404 - Epistemology


    1 Course Unit(s)
    An examination of traditional questions of knowledge, truth, and meaning especially as they are challenged by versions of skepticism and relativism. Special attention will be given to recent controversies, such as the realism-antirealism debate in philosophy of science, feminist critiques of rationality, and the plausibility of “naturalized” epistemology.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV; V
    Prerequisite(s): One 2000-level PHIL course and FYS 1104  
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    PHIL 3414 - Ethical Theory


    1 Course Unit(s)
    An examination of several responses to the questions “How should I act?” and “What sort of person should I be?” The course will consider classical ethical theories, including those of Aristotle, Mill, and Kant, as well as recent challenges from virtue theory and feminist ethics.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV; V
    Prerequisite(s): One 2000-level PHIL course and FYS 1104  
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    PHIL 3424 - Metaphysics


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Personal identity, causation, mind and body, numbers, free will—all of these subjects and more are studied in metaphysics. Students will conduct philosophical inquiries concerning a selection of these topics and will learn why the study of metaphysics is important not only to philosophy, but also to many other disciplines (e.g., physics, psychology, and mathematics).

    General Education Requirement(s): IV; V
    Prerequisite(s): One 2000-level PHIL course and FYS 1104  
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    PHIL 3434 - Queer Theory


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Also listed as WGS 3434 .
    In addition to tracing the history and origins of queer theory, questions we will pursue include: whether knowledge/theory is “sexed,” who gets to theorize about whom and why, whether queer theory differs from gender theory and/or lesbian/gay/bisexual studies, the political implications of queer theory, the roles of race and class in queer theory, whether queer theory is feminist, and whether or not the recent cultural fascination with queerness signals a weakening of heterosexism in our society.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): Any PHIL or WGS course
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    PHIL 3444 - Cognitive Structures


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Also listed as CS 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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    PHIL 3534 - Black Feminist Theory


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Also listed as WGS 3534 .
    Examines critical and theoretical issues in Black feminism from the nineteenth century to the present, focusing on the influential contemporary Black feminist intellectual tradition that emerged in the 1970s. From this perspective, students will explore certain themes and topics such as work, family, politics, and community through reading the writings of Black feminists. We will also study the ways in which women and men have worked together toward the eradication of race and gender inequality among other systems of oppression, which have historically subjugated Black women. Although emphasis will be placed on Black feminist traditions in the United States and Britain, we will also consider Black feminism in global perspective.

    General Education Requirement(s): III B or IV
    Prerequisite(s): WGS 1004 , PHIL 2004 /WGS 2004  or permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    PHIL 3554 - Nineteenth-Century Philosophy


    1 Course Unit(s)
    One of the most creative and transformative centuries in the history of Western philosophy, the nineteenth century gave rise to thinkers who aimed to re-envision the philosophical project as a whole. Readings in Fichte, Schopenhauer, Feuerbach, Marx, Kierkegaard, Mill, and Nietzsche will be introduced and contextualized by substantial readings from Hegel.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): One 2000-level PHIL course
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    PHIL 4014 - Recent Philosophy


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A study of Western philosophical developments since the beginning of the twentieth century. The course will address principal currents in Continental, as well as Anglo-American, philosophy. Movements addressed may include psychoanalysis, Marxism, positivism, semiotics, phenomenology, existentialism, hermeneutics, pragmatism, post-structuralism, and analytic philosophy.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV; V
    Prerequisite(s): CLA 2514 /PHIL 2514  or PHIL 2554  and FYS 1104  
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    PHIL 4204 - Internship in Philosophy


    1 Course Unit(s)
    The practical application of philosophy skills in education, law, medicine, or other areas. Students choose an appropriate organization in consultation with a faculty member who supervises the work. One course credit may be counted toward major. CR/NC grading.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): Five course units in philosophy and permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    PHIL 4444 - Senior Seminar


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Extensive examination of selected philosophical topics. Preparation, presentation, and revision of senior projects.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): Senior major in philosophy
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    PHIL 4904 - Senior Honors


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Independent study of a philosophic problem involving regular conferences with the instructor and writing of a philosophic essay.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): Senior standing, at least a 35 grade point average in philosophy, presentation of an acceptable project proposal, and permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    PHIL 4908 - Senior Honors


    2 Course Unit(s)
    Independent study of a philosophic problem involving regular conferences with the instructor and writing of a philosophic essay.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): Senior standing, at least a 35 grade point average in philosophy, presentation of an acceptable project proposal, and permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None

Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

  
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    PPE 1024 - Synthetics Introduction to Philosophy, Politics, and Economics


    1 Course Unit(s)
    An introduction to the topics and methods of the interdisciplinary study of philosophy, politics, and economics. By using both complementary and oppositional lenses drawn from philosophy, politics, and economics, students will be introduced to the distinctively rich and complex manner in which this kind of interdisciplinary reflection can illuminate topics in human life and society.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    PPE 2014 - Presidential Topics in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Exploration of a special topic in philosophy, politics, and economics selected by the Transylvania president. Topics will be announced in advance. Class may be repeated for credit if topic is different.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of PPE primary course requirements
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    PPE 2294 - Special Topics in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Exploration of a topic in philosophy, politics, and economics that may be of special interest but is not fully treated in other courses in the program. Topics will be announced in advance. Class may be repeated for credit if topic is different.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): PPE 1024  
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    PPE 3114 - Advanced Readings in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Exploration of an advanced topic in philosophy, politics, and economics that may be of special interest but is not fully treated in other courses in the program. Topics will be announced in advance. Class may be repeated for credit if topic is different.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of PPE primary course requirements and 1 2000-level elective course
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    PPE 4204 - Internship in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Learning about topics in philosophy, politics, and economics through engaging practices beyond the academy. In consultation with an instructor in the PPE program, students will choose an appropriate organization, institution, or practitioner to work with. Writing and reading related to the internship will be assigned by the supervising instructor. CR/NC grading.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    PPE 4444 - Synoptic Senior Seminar in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics


    1 Course Unit(s)
    The synoptic capstone course for students working toward the bachelor of arts degree in philosophy, politics, and economics. Extensive interdisciplinary examination of selected topics. Includes preparation, presentation, and revision of a senior thesis project under the direction of a professor working in the program.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of PPE primary course requirements and senior standing or permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None

Physical Education

  
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    PE 2 - Lacrosse


    1/4 Course Unit(s)
    Activity courses may not be repeated for credit.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    PE 3 - Volleyball


    1/4 Course Unit(s)
    Activity courses may not be repeated for credit.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    PE 4 - Field Hockey


    1/4 Course Unit(s)
    Activity courses may not be repeated for credit.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    PE 5 - Soccer


    1/4 Course Unit(s)
    Activity courses may not be repeated for credit.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    PE 6 - Badminton


    1/4 Course Unit(s)
    Activity courses may not be repeated for credit.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    PE 7 - Basketball


    1/4 Course Unit(s)
    Activity courses may not be repeated for credit.

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

    PE 8 - Bowling


    1/4 Course Unit(s)
    Activity courses may not be repeated for credit.

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

    PE 9 - Softball


    1/4 Course Unit(s)
    Activity courses may not be repeated for credit.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    PE 12 - Horsemanship


    1/4 Course Unit(s)
    Activity courses may not be repeated for credit.

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

    PE 13 - Beginning Tennis


    1/4 Course Unit(s)
    Activity courses may not be repeated for credit.

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

    PE 15 - Golf


    1/4 Course Unit(s)
    Activity courses may not be repeated for credit.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    PE 16 - Swimming


    1/4 Course Unit(s)
    Activity courses may not be repeated for credit.

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

    PE 17 - Modern Dance/Cheer


    1/4 Course Unit(s)
    Activity courses may not be repeated for credit.

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

    PE 18 - Cheerleading


    1/4 Course Unit(s)
    Activity courses may not be repeated for credit.

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

    PE 21 - Intermediate Tennis


    1/4 Course Unit(s)
    Activity courses may not be repeated for credit.

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

    PE 24 - Fitness Walking and Running


    1/4 Course Unit(s)
    Activity courses may not be repeated for credit.

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

    PE 25 - Ultimate Frisbee


    1/4 Course Unit(s)
    Activity courses may not be repeated for credit.

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

    PE 27 - Ballroom Dancing


    1/4 Course Unit(s)
    Activity courses may not be repeated for credit.

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

    PE 31 - Beginning Weight Training


    1/4 Course Unit(s)
    Activity courses may not be repeated for credit.

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

    PE 33 - Aerobics


    1/4 Course Unit(s)
    Activity courses may not be repeated for credit.

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

    PE 34 - Outdoor Recreation


    1/4 Course Unit(s)
    Activity courses may not be repeated for credit.

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

    PE 35 - Lifeguarding


    1/4 Course Unit(s)
    Activity courses may not be repeated for credit.

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

    PE 37 - Karate and Self Defense


    1/4 Course Unit(s)
    Activity courses may not be repeated for credit.

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

    PE 38 - Beginning Yoga


    1/4 Course Unit(s)
    Activity courses may not be repeated for credit.

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

    PE 41 - Cross Country


    1/4 Course Unit(s)
    Activity courses may not be repeated for credit.

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

    PE 42 - Baseball


    1/4 Course Unit(s)
    Activity courses may not be repeated for credit.

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

    PE 43 - Advanced Weight Training


    1/4 Course Unit(s)
    Activity courses may not be repeated for credit.

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

    PE 47 - Beginning Tai Chi Chuan 24


    1/4 Course Unit(s)
    Activity courses may not be repeated for credit.

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

    PE 48 - Beach Volleyball


    1/4 Course Unit(s)
    Activity courses may not be repeated for credit.

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

    PE 51 - Team Sports Officiating I


    1/4 Course Unit(s)
    Activity courses may not be repeated for credit.

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

    PE 52 - Team Sports Officiating II


    1/4 Course Unit(s)
    Activity courses may not be repeated for credit.

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

    PE 53 - Advanced Golf


    1/4 Course Unit(s)
    Activity courses may not be repeated for credit.

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

    PE 2014 - Team Sports I


    1 Course Unit(s)
    The rules, skills, practices, and procedures essential to the teaching and coaching of football, soccer, field hockey, and volleyball. Each student is required to scout, observe, and participate in each sport.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    PE 2024 - Team Sports II


    1 Course Unit(s)
    The rules, skills, practices, and procedures essential to the teaching and coaching of basketball, baseball, softball, and track and field. Each student is required to scout, observe, and participate in each sport.

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

    PE 2034 - Individual Sports I


    1 Course Unit(s)
    The history, objectives, rules, and fundamentals of selected individual sports. Teaching methods in tennis, golf, gymnastics, racquetball, and handball.

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

    PE 2044 - Individual Sports II


    1 Course Unit(s)
    The history, objectives, rules, and fundamentals of selected individual sports. Teaching methods in archery, badminton, table tennis, bowling, and fly and bait casting.

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

Physics

  
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    PHYS 1014 - Conceptual Physics


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A qualitative introduction to the basic principles and ideas of mechanics, heat, thermodynamics, waves, electricity, magnetism, and optics. Demonstrations, exercises, and experiments will be used to construct the fundamental concepts. Emphasis will be placed on verbal interpretation, arithmetical reasoning, functional reasoning, and graphical interpretation. There will be some quantitative and algebraic interpretation. The course is designed for all students. Lecture and laboratory.

    General Education Requirement(s): II Natural Science
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
  •  

    PHYS 1024 - Measuring the Universe


    1 Course Unit(s)
    An investigation of the methods used by cosmologists to determine the sizes and ages of our solar system, galaxy, and universe. Students will study gravity, light, optics (including telescopes), the formation of stars and black holes, Doppler shifts, and the expansion of the universe. Lecture and laboratory.

    General Education Requirement(s): II Natural Science
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
  •  

    PHYS 2115 - University Physics I


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A calculus-based introduction to mechanics and thermodynamics. Fundamental principles such as energy and momentum conservation are stressed. The development of problem-solving skills is also emphasized. This is a required course for physics, chemistry, biology, and pre-engineering majors. Lecture and laboratory.

    General Education Requirement(s): II Natural Science or IV
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): MATH 1304 
  
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    PHYS 2125 - University Physics II


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A continuation of PHYS 2115 . The fundamental concepts of electricity, magnetism, and optics will be developed in a calculus environment. Continued stress on problem-solving skills. Required for physics, chemistry, biology, and pre-engineering majors. Lecture and laboratory.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): PHYS 2115 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
  •  

    PHYS 2154 - Special Relativity


    1 Course Unit(s)
    An introduction to Einstein’s special theory of relativity with emphasis on Lorentz transformations of fundamental physical quantities and descriptions of particle motions using space-time diagrams. Interesting effects such as time dilation, length contraction, the Doppler shift, and the twin paradox will be studied. Conservation of mass-energy will be applied to problems in nuclear and particle physics, and the relationship between electricity and magnetism will be investigated. Lecture and laboratory.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): PHYS 2125  
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
  •  

    PHYS 2164 - Modern Physics


    1 Course Unit(s)
    An elementary presentation of quantum physics, followed by applications to atoms and molecules, as well as an introduction to statistical mechanics. Lecture and laboratory.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): PHYS 2125  
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
  •  

    PHYS 2404 - Optics


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A study of geometrical, physical, and modern optics. Emphasis on the electromagnetic wave nature of light and the particle nature of light, photons. Topics include reflection and refraction, lenses, optical instruments, interference, diffraction, polarization, spectroscopy, lasers, and laser light. Lecture and laboratory.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): PHYS 2125  
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
  •  

    PHYS 2444 - Special Topics in Physics


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Exploration of a theme or physical theory that may be of special interest but is not fully treated in other courses in the program. Usually offered in May term, with topics announced in advance.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): PHYS 2125  or permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
  •  

    PHYS 3014 - Classical Mechanics


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A study of the statics and dynamics of mechanical systems of interest to engineering and physics majors. Includes study of kinematics and dynamics presented in various reference frames, coordinate transformations between frames, rotation of rigid bodies, moments of inertia, spinning tops, conservation laws, central forces, and introductory Lagrangian mechanics. Lecture and laboratory.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): PHYS 2125  
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
  •  

    PHYS 3054 - Electricity and Magnetism


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Intermediate mathematical treatment of electric and magnetic fields and potentials. Electric and magnetic properties of matter, circuits, introduction to Maxwell’s equations, radiation, and physical optics. Lecture and laboratory.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): PHYS 2154  and MATH 2144  
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
  •  

    PHYS 3101 - Research in Physics


    1/4 Course Unit(s)
    A laboratory course designed to acquaint the student with the techniques and equipment used for experimental research. Topics include using the oscilloscope, single-particle counting techniques, high-precision optical measurement, basic electronics, methods of data analysis, and error analysis. May be repeated once. Lecture and laboratory. CR/NC grading.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): PHYS 2125  
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
  •  

    PHYS 4064 - Quantum Mechanics


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Introduces the postulates of quantum mechanics and develops the Schroedinger equation along with angular momentum theory and perturbation techniques. Cases of special interest are studied including the hydrogen atom, the harmonic oscillator, and the Born approximation for two body collisions. Lecture and laboratory.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): PHYS 2164  
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
 

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