Courses

BIOL 110 Exploring Biology

An intergrated study of a contemporary topic that introduces prospective majors to central themes for success. Each section will focus on a different topic. Topics may vary from year to year. (BIOL 110 is the foundational course before BIOL 180 and 190, usually the Fall Semester of their first year.) (1) Lecture and Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
C Dr. Marilee A. Ramesh T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
D Dr. Meg Steinweg T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

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

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Section Instructor Time Comments
C Ms. Arnica W. Mulder T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

BUAD 233 Marketing Management

Principles, practices, and basic theoretical concepts in the field of marketing. Special attention will be given to sustainable business activities. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • BUAD-110 OR BUAD-205 or BUAD-215 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • ECON-121 OR ECON-122 Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Ivy Kutlu T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

BUAD 499 Business Policy

The capstone course of the Business Administration curriculum. The students will use Strategic Management as the framework to integrate and apply the knowledge acquired from all the coursework in the Business Administration major. The course utilizes lecture, readings, case methodology, simulations, and a major project of starting a business entity. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk; Lab 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • BUAD-227 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • BUAD-233 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • BUAD-248 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • BUAD-254 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • BUAD-342 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • BUAD-348 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • Take BUAD-499L Must be taken at the same time as this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. W. Kevin Baker T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

CLST 231 Language and Literature

Examination of literature for children and adolescents. The course explores oral and written language, visual forms and literary elements, while fostering an appreciation for a wide variety of literature. Students will respond to books critically and creatively. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Leslie D. Murrill T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

COMM 354 Rhetorical Theory & Criticism

In this course students will think, analyze, and write carefully about public messages that influence our experience, professions, lives and cultures. This course will explore the possibilities and difficulties of forming, using, and evaluating messages that individuals or groups use to influence or change a large public audience. (1) Lecture: 3hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • COMM-254. Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • COMM-250 Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Nadia I. Martinez-Carrillo T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

COMM 411 Senior Seminar

A seminar approach to selected topics for advanced students. (1) 1 Unit

Requisites

  • COMM-350 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • COMM-354 Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Jennifer Jackl T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

CRWR 216 Creative Writing-Poetry

An introduction to writing poetry. Students will receive responses to their writing from their peers and from the instructor. Students will also read and discuss works by notable poets. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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Section Instructor Time Comments
A Ms. Mary Crockett Hill T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

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

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Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Garry A. Fleming T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

ECON 242 Econ Pub Sect & Its Finance

An analysis of the relationship between the state and the market, with an emphasis on the role of the state in reducing poverty and inequality, promoting health, safeguarding the environment, addressing corporate power, and financing these activities through effective taxation. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • ECON-121 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • ECON-122 Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Edward Nik-Khah T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

EDUC 210 Principles of Education

Examination of the historical, philosphical, political and social principles of American education, including curricular patterns and objectives with emphasis on present-day changes and legal implications for schools and teachers. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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Section Instructor Time Comments
C Dr. Jennifer S. McCloud T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

ENGL 339 St. in 19th C American Lit.

Critical study of selected works from 19th-century American literature. Course may focus on particular theme, genre, or set of authors, or form a focused survey of the period. Works will be placed in relationship to the literary, social, and historical movements of the era and to current critical issues. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • ENGL-250 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • 1 200-LEVEL ENGL COURSE Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Melanie Almeder T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

ENST 360 Sp Topics: Sex and Earth

Examination of a special topic concerning the environment. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • Any 200-level ENVI, ENSC or ENST course or permission. Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Laura M. Hartman T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

HHP 114 Yoga

1/4 Unit

Requisites

  • HHP-160 Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Ms. Jill C. Loftis T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

HHP 404 Physed Mthd & Mat Ii: 6-12

This course is designed to prepare students in effective curriculum design, instructional delivery, performance assessment, and classroom management specific to teaching physical education in Grades 6-12. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • HHP-195 or HHP-221 or permission. Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • HHP-226 or permission. Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Julie A. Schlegel T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

INQ 110 Exploring "Sense of Place"

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

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Section Instructor Time Comments
BB Dr. Julia A. Sienkewicz T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

INQ 110 Classical Athens & Us

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

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Section Instructor Time Comments
F Dr. Hans M. Zorn T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

INQ 110 Other People's Stories

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

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Section Instructor Time Comments
J3 Dr. Srikanth Mallavarapu T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
K Dr. Teresa A. Milbrodt T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

INQ 110 Strange Tales From the Bible

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

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Section Instructor Time Comments
N2 Dr. Jennifer K. Berenson T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

INQ 120 Theologians Under Hitler

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

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Section Instructor Time Comments
A The Rev. Dr. Paul Hinlicky T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

INQ 120 Communication in Leadership

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

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Section Instructor Time Comments
C Dr. C. Michael Smith T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

INQ 240 Statistics & Sports Industry

Provides an inquiry-focused introduction to statistical methodologies. Students will gain an understanding of how decision making is accomplished using modern statistical techniques. Topics include descriptive statistics, graphical methods,estimation, elementary probability, and statistical inference; students will apply the techniques of data analysis to data sets and statistical studies that address the course theme. (Credit cannot be received for both HNRS 240 and INQ-240.) (1) Lecture: 3hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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Section Instructor Time Comments
B2 Prof Roger Reakes T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

INQ 241 Mobile Apps

Further develops the ability to use quantitative, mathematical, and computational reasoning by exploring a problem or issue. Through a focused topic, students gain insight into mathematics or computer science as a mode of inquiry. (Credit cannot be received for both HNRS 241 and INQ 241.) (1) Lecture: 3hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Adewale Sekoni T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

INQ 251 Science in the 21st Century

Further develops the ability to use the methodologies of the natural sciences by exploring a science topic in depth. The course will be narrowly focused within science while allowing connection to a social, political, ethical, or historical issue. (Credit cannot be received for both HNRS 251 and INQ 251. (1) Lecture: 3hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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Section Instructor Time Comments
B Dr. Darwin D. Jorgensen T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

INQ 260CO Media Effects

Introduces the methodologies of the social sciences through an inquiry-focused approach to a topic. The course seeks to develop students' critical thinking skills through the exploration and application of social scientific methods. Individual sections will be taught in a particular discipline. (Credit cannot be received for both HNRS 260 and INQ 260 from the same discipline.) (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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Section Instructor Time Comments
A2 Dr. Jose Cruz T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

INQ 260SO Culture & Society

Introduces the methodologies of the social sciences through an inquiry-focused approach to a topic. The course seeks to develop students' critical thinking skills through the exploration and application of social scientific methods. Individual sections will be taught in a particular discipline. (Credit cannot be received for both HNRS 260 and INQ 260 from the same discipline.) (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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Section Instructor Time Comments
C Dr. Kit C. Myers T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

INQ 270 Gender and Literature-Global

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

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Section Instructor Time Comments
G1 Dr. Wendy Larson-Harris T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

INQ 270 Exploration & Discovery-Global

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

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Section Instructor Time Comments
G2 Dr. John G. Selby T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

INQ 271 Power of Story-Global

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 from 1500 to the present. (Credit cannot be received for both HNRS 271 and INQ 271.) (1) Lecture 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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Section Instructor Time Comments
G1 Ms. Kathryn S. Elmore T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

INQ 300 The Politics of Educ Policy

Asks students to look back on their experiences and their work in the Intellectual Inquiry Curriculum in order to make explicit, meaningful connections to contemporary issues. In addition to individual written assignments, students will work in small groups to research and develop a proposal concerning a concept, approach, or solution to a problem that will be presented in a formal defense. (Credit cannot be received for both HNRS 300 and INQ 300.) (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Bryan Parsons T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

INQ 300 Headline Literature

Asks students to look back on their experiences and their work in the Intellectual Inquiry Curriculum in order to make explicit, meaningful connections to contemporary issues. In addition to individual written assignments, students will work in small groups to research and develop a proposal concerning a concept, approach, or solution to a problem that will be presented in a formal defense. (Credit cannot be received for both HNRS 300 and INQ 300.) (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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Section Instructor Time Comments
D Dr. Martha Kuchar T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

JAPN 101 Elementary Japanese I

A study of the fundamentals of Japanese with emphasis on pronunciation and aural comprehension. Includes oral and written work, cultural material, and selected readings. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.; Laboratory: 1 hr/wk. 1 Unit

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Section Instructor Time Comments
A Ms. Yasuko Kumazawa T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

MATH 311 Operations Research

This course provides an introduction to Operations Research: a mathematical approach to decision making based on optimization. Topics include the simplex method, sensitivity analysis, duality, transportation problems, and network models. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • MATH-201 Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Chris Lee T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

PHST 301 Introduction to Epidemiology

Epidemiology is the sceince of public health. This course is designed to introduce the philosophy, purpose, and basic methods of epidemiology. By applying epidemiologic research methods and analysis, we will identify descriptive patterns of disease in the population. That is, who is affected by disease, and how do patterns of disease vary across time and place? We will also consider systematic, epidemiologic approaches to identify why particluar patterns of disease emerge. That is, how can epidemiologic methods be used to identify the structural, behavioral, and biological determinants of health and disease? If we want to remedy health-related problems and build a healthier, safer world, identifying these patterns and determinants of disease is crucial. Finally, we will consider how epidemiology lays the foundation for applied public health practice, including the investigation of disease outbreaks, allocation of health-related resources, development of best practices in medicine and creation and assessment of policies. (1) 1 Unit

Requisites

  • PHST-201 AND PHST-202 or permission. Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Prof. Catherine A. Boyd T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

PHYS 330 Theoretical Mechanics

Developed examination of central force motion, coupled systems, rigid body motion, and the Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • PHYS 203 Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Rama Balasubramanian T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

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
C Dr. Anthony D. Cate T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

PSYC 343 Judgment and Decision-Making

Examines human judgment and decision-making, using both theory and empirical research drawn from a wide array of disciplines, including social and cognitive psychology, economics, philosophy, and statistics. Ths course particularly explores the discrepancy between how decisions should be made and how they are actually made. (1) 1 Unit

Requisites

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

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Travis J. Carter T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

SOCI 454 Seminar

A capstone course for the sociology major that includes an in-depth review and analysis of major themes within sociology. Requires completion of a qualitative and/or quantitative research project. (1) 1 Unit

Requisites

  • SOCI-351 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • SOCI-352 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • SOCI-350 Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Marit A. Berntson T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

SPAN 332 Spanish for Healthcare

Students will be introduced to the vocabulary of health professions as well as to the origin of Latin American culture and indigenous customs and their medical practices in the United States. Emphasis will be placed on allowing students to work with real world situations in the treatment of disease as we engage directly with medical professionals. Students will also learn about the different healthcare systems in Latin America in order to compare them with those in the United States. 1 Unit

Requisites

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

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Dolores Flores-Silva T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

THEA 450 Play Direction

The principles, problems, and techniques of directing plays. Lecture: 4.5 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • THEA-101 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • THEA-112 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • THEA-225 OR THEA-325 OR THEA-375 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • THEA-240 OR THEA-241, THEA-212 is recommended or permission. Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Lisa C. Warren T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM