Courses

BIOL 106 Human Biology

An introductory course in which the concepts and course material will be taught through the windows of the human body and modern health. The course is designed to introduce students to the basic models, methods, and theories in the field of biology and will follow the levels of organization of the biological sciences from subatomic particles to cells and tissues to development and evolution. Please note that students who have completed BIOL 105 cannot earn credit for BIOL 106. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • BIOL 106L Must be taken either prior to or at the same time as this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
B Ms. Frances E. Bosch M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

BIOL 260 Human Anatomy & Physiology II

Structure and function of the human body at the cell and organ system levels, covering the endocrine, digestive, respiratory, circulatory, excretory, and reproductive systems. (May be used as one of the two upper-level biology electives fo r the B.S. degree or the one upper-level biology elective for the B.A. degree - see Biology core areas section.) (1) Lecture and Laboratory: 6 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • Take BIOL 230 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • Take BIOL-260L Must be taken either prior to or at the same time as this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Ms. Lindy Thibodeaux M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

BUAD 205 Accounting for Decision Making

An introductory course in accounting designed to develop skills in critical thinking, problem solving, and communication. This course will cover the basic principles of financial statement development and analysis. Students will learn how accounting is a resource for decision making through the utilization of analytical tools, such as ratio analysis, cost-volume profit analysis, cash and capital budgeting. (1) 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Mrs. Sharon C. Gibbs M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

BUAD 218 Information Systems

This course explores the fundamental concepts of information systems in modern organizations. The course provides intensive preparation in the most useful applications of computers in business. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • BUAD 205 or BUAD 215 or permission. Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • MATH 111. Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
B Mr. William Marilla, Jr. M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

BUAD 248 Business Analytics

The objective of the course is for students to develop critical thinking and modeling skills which are essential requirements of the business decision making process. Critical thinking will be practiced through problem identification and solution. Problem solution will require the identification and execution of applicable models and data sets. Thus a main portion of this course will be directed toward determining and finding appropriate data, learning the roles and limitations of different types of modeling tools, and then developing customized models using the appropriate data to solve business problems. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • INQ-240 OR HNRS-240 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • BUAD-205 or BUAD-215 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • MATH-111 or higher Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • BUAD-218 Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Christina D. McCart M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

BUAD 433 Marketing Research

A course providing students with the skills needed to define a research situation, construct the research model, collect and analyze data, generate and test the response or solution, and integrate the steps into a coherent project. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • BUAD-218 or COMM-350. Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • BUAD-233 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • INQ-240 or HNRS-240 or permission. Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Ivy Kutlu M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

CHEM 111 General Chemistry I

The introductory course in chemistry. (Appropriate for all science majors,including chemistry, biochemistry, pre-medical, pre-dental, pharmacy and paramedical students.Credit cannot be earned for both CHEM 111 and CHEM 117 or for both CHEM 112 and CHEM 118) (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • Take CHEM-111L Must be taken at the same time as this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Catherine A. Sarisky M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

CHEM 331 Physical Chemistry I

The physical aspects of chemical phenomena, including the properties of solids, liquids, gases and solutions; thermodynamics; kinetics; electrochemistry; and elementary quantum theory. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • CHEM-222 with a C- or higher. Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • MATH-122 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • 2 UNITS FROM SUBJECT PHYS Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • CHEM-255 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • Co-Requirement CHEM-331L-1

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Kelly E. Anderson M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

COMM 101 Intro to Communication Studies

Introduction to oral communication and communication theory. Course includes st udy of various communication models and situations and the processes and techniq ues that function within them. It also e xamines cultural, symbolic, and perceptu al variants and their effects on the com munications process. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Jose Cruz M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

CPSC 450 Theory of Computation

Study of formal models of computation. Topics include regular, context-free, context-sensitive, and unrestricted grammars; Church's thesis; computability; and undecidability. (1) 1 Unit

Requisites

  • CPSC-250 and MATH 131 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • CPSC-250 and MATH-131 Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
X Dr. Anil M. Shende M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

ECON 122 Principles, Macro

An introduction to contemporary economic discourse, with an emphasis on aggregate concepts and problems such as unemployment, inflation, growth, and international trade and the role of government in dealing with these problems. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
C Dr. Michael J. Enz M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

ENGL 250 American Literature

Critical reading and literary analysis of major texts and genres (poetry, prose, and drama) across periods in the American tradition. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Martha Kuchar M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

FREN 150 Elementary French Review

A one semester review of the essentials of French grammar and basic vocabulary to promote listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Emphasis is on developing conversational skills and cultural awareness to handle topics of everyday life in French. This course is designed for students who have studied French previously, but lack sufficient preparation to enter French 201. (1)Lecture: 3 hrs/wk; Laboratory: 1 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Alison M. Clifton M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

FREN 201 Intermediate French I

A review of grammar. Selected reading, conversation, culture and composition. L ecture: 3 hrs/wk.; Laboratory: 1 hr/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Elizabeth L. Groff M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

GRMN 101 Elementary German I

A study of the fundamental structures of German, with emphasis on oral proficiency and communication. Includes cultural topics. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. for each; Laboratory: 1 hr/wk. for each. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Mrs. Stefanie S. Fowler M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

GRMN 201 Intermediate German I

A review of grammar. Selected reading, conversation, and composition. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. for each; Laboratory: 1 hr/wk. for each. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Adam J. Toth M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

HHP 160 Fit for Life: Group Exercise

This course is designed to introduce the student to health and physical fitness components related to developing a healthy lifestyle. It will include physical fitness activities, health risk components, assessment, and the development of a personal health and fitness plan. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1/4 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A1 Mrs. Cynthia E. Edmunds M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

HHP 225 Cont Issues in Sport Mgmt.

A study of the sports industry through examination of problems and issues faced by contemporary sport managers. Unique characteristics of sport and resulting social and ethical responsibilities of sport managers are discussed. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • HHP-221 or permission Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Olzhas Taniyev M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

HNRS 110 Forensic Science on Trial

Introduces students to critical thinking in higher education, taking as its starting point a focused topic in a scholarly field. Critical inquiry will be taught in the context of careful reading of important intellectual works, as well as inquiry-based writing assignments. Research and collaborative skills will also be developed in an integrative setting designed to promote a student's journey toward a life of critical inquiry. Includes an engagement component that reaches beyond the classroom. (Credit cannot be received for both HNRS 110 and INQ 110.) 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. William E. Brenzovich, Jr. M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

I.R. 231 International Politics

An examination of the nature of the international political system, the perspectives and behaviors of nation-states, and the role and influence of both intergovernmental organizations and non-governmental actors. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • POLI-111 or permission Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Joshua B. Rubongoya M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

INQ 110 American Film

Introduces students to critical thinking in higher education, taking as its starting point a focused topic in a scholarly field. Critical inquiry will be taught in the context of careful reading of important intellectual works, as well as inquiry-based writing assignments. Research and collaborative skills will also be developed in an integrative setting designed to promote a student's journey toward a life of critical inquiry. (Credit cannot be received for both HNRS 110 and INQ 110.) (1) Lecture: 3hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
O1 Dr. Marwood Larson-Harris M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

INQ 120 Humanitarianism

Investigates questions of values, individual and communal, from the standpoint of a particular field of learning. The course will teach reasoning skills through reading, writing and oral communication by linking key works with broader traditions of critical reflections on the good life. Students will be encouraged to explore ways in which they can use the course material for their own reflections on what it means to live well. (Credit cannot be received for both HNRS 120 and INQ 120.) (1) Lecture: 3hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
D Dr. Jesse W. Bucher M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

INQ 250BI Citizen Zoologist

Introduces the methodologies of the natural sciences through an inquiry-focused approach to a topic. Students will explore the types of questions that science asks and how it attempts to answer them by defining and classifying information, developing models, identifying patterns, and drawing conclusions based upon data. (Credit cannot be received for both HNRS-250 and INQ-250 from the same discipline.) (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • Take INQ-250BIL Must be taken at the same time as this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Rachel J. Collins M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

INQ 250CH Chemistry & Crime

Introduces the methodologies of the natural sciences through an inquiry-focused approach to a topic. Students will explore the types of questions that science asks and how it attempts to answer them by defining and classifying information, developing models, identifying patterns, and drawing conclusions based upon data. Credit cannot be received for both HNRS-250 and INQ-250 from the same discipline.) (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • INQ-250CHL Must be taken at the same time as this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Stephanie Livingston M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

INQ 270 Myth, Philosophy, and Nature

Develops a sense of historical perspective and the ability to use the methodologies of the humanities or the fine arts by exploring a subject drawn from the period before 1500. (Credit cannot be received for both HNRS 270 and INQ 270.) (1) Lecture 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
C Dr. Brent A. Adkins M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

ITAL 201 Intermediate Italian I

These courses build on the foundation established in the Elementary Italian sequence. Basic grammar and vocabulary arereviewed and more complex grammatical structures and advanced vocabulary are introduced. Emphasis is placed on developing good conversational ability, reading comprehension and composition skills. In addition, elements of Italian culture are woven into the curriculum to promote a broader cultural appreciation of Italy. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk; Laboratory: 1 hr/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Ms. Giuliana F. Chapman M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

MATH 121 Calculus I

The analysis of limits, derivatives, integrals and their applications for function of one variable. (1) 1 Unit

Requisites

  • MATH-121R Must be taken at the same time as this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Roland B. Minton M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

MUSC 150 Fundamentals of Music

Pitch and rhythm fundamentals: reading music notation, sight singing, reading chord charts. Focus on intervals, key signatures, scales, meter, and chords. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Gordon Marsh M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

PHYS 103 Fundamental Physics I

Algebra and trigonometry-based introduction to classical mechanics including the equations of motion, forces, energy, momentum, rotation, fluid dynamics, waves and sound. (May not be taken for credit by students who have completed PHYS 201; credit may not be received for both PHYS 102 and PHYS 103.) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • Take PHYS-103L Must be taken either prior to or at the same time as this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Hiba Assi M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

PHYS 202 Electricity and Magnetism

Calculus-based introduction to electricity, magnetism, light, and optics including interference phenomena. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • PHYS-201 and MATH-122 or MATH-119 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • Take PHYS-202L Must be taken either prior to or at the same time as this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Daniel T. Robb M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

POLI 111 Issues in Global Politics

An introduction to issues in global politics that emphasizes diversity of perspectives, membership in multiple communities, and the linkages between local and global. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Jonathan Snow M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

POLI 231 International Politics

An examination of the nature of the international political system, the perspectives and behaviors of nation-states, and the role and influence of both intergovernmental organizations and non-governmental actors. (Cross-listed with I.R. 231) (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • POLI-111 or permission Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Joshua B. Rubongoya M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology

An overview of the field of psychology w ith emphasis on basic processes in human behavior. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Angela A. Allen M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

PSYC 202 Research Methods in Psychology

An examination of the research methods used in the fields of psychology. Topics include introductions to and evaluations of observational, relational and experimental research methods and designs. Ethics and research, communication and research, the development of research ideas and the reliability and validity of research are also examined. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • PSYC-101 or IN260PY or HNRS 260PY Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. David F. Nichols M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

PSYC 251 Social Psychology

A study of the influence of people on each other's behavior, including social influence and social interaction. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • PSYC-101 or INQ-260PY or HNRS-260PY. Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Travis J. Carter M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology

An introduction to the field of sociology with an emphasis on the study of social groups and how they influence human behavior and society. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Shannon L. Anderson M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

SOCI 329 Global Perspectives on Family

Family is often defined as a cultural universal; that is, it is an institution found in almost all societies, yet the forms it takes, its impact on the individual and society, and its relationships with other social institutions vary. This course takes comparative and transnational approaches to understand the diversity in family patterns and practices and how these are gendered around the world. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • ANTH-101 or one 200-level SOCI course or permission Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
G Dr. Meeta Mehrotra M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

SOCI 352 Quantitative Method & Analysis

This course will address the social scientific research process including an examination of research design, sampling and data analysis. Methods addressed include but are not limited to survey research and secondary data analysis. This course includes an introduction to descriptive and inferential analysis of data, including analysis using statistical computer software programs. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • SOCI-101 or ENST-105 or permission. SOCI-350 is recommended Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Marit A. Berntson M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

SPAN 101 Elementary Spanish I

A study of the essentials of Spanish grammar and basic vocabulary to promote speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Emphasis on developing the conversational skills and cultural awareness to handle topics of everyday life in Spanish. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. for each; Laboratory: 1 hr/wk. for each. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
B Ms. Iris Myers M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

SPAN 150 Elementary Spanish Review

A one-semester review of the essentials of Spanish grammar and basic vocabulary to promote speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Emphasis on developing conversational skills and cultural awareness to handle topics of everyday life in Spanish. (This course is designed for students who have studied Spanish previously, but lack sufficient preparation to enter Intermediate Spanish 201.) Lecture: 3hrs/wk; Laboratory: 1hr/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
B Mrs. Christine Stanley M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish I

A review of the essentials of Spanish g rammar with the introduction of advanced structures. Continued development of th e four essential skills, and further acq uisition of vocabulary. Emphasis on conv ersational skills to handle situations o f everyday life with increased range of personal expression. Inclusion of cultur al material. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. for each ; Laboratory: 1 hr/wk. for each. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
B Ms. Sarah G. Hord M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
F Dr. Teresa A. Hancock-Parmer M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

SPAN 202 Intermediate Spanish II

A review of the essentials of Spanish grammar with the introduction of advanced structures. Continued development of the four essential skills, and further acquisition of vocabulary. Emphasis on conversational skills to handle situations of everyday life with increased range of personal expression. Inclusion of cultural material. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. for each; Laboratory: 1 hr/wk. for each. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Lynn K. Talbot M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

SPAN 303 Spanish Composition

Practice in written expression with an intensive review of Spanish grammar. Introduction to the principles of Spanish style and techniques of formal writing and translation. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • SPAN-202 Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
B Dr. Charlene F. Kalinoski M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

SPAN 380 Spanish in the US

Class study of a special topic, with topic to be determined by the students and the faculty member. May be repeated for credit with different content. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • SPAN-303 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • SPAN-304 Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Alba Arias Alvarez M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

THEA 330 Modern Drama

Traces major modern movements in theatrical theory and dramatic literature beginning in the mid-19th century with particular emphasis on the first half of the 20th century. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Nelson Barre M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM