Courses

BIOL 480 Capstone Research Experience

This course will serve as a capstone experience for students pursuing the B.S., requiring them to use their mastery of the six themes and four skills that provide the foundation of the biology curriculum to complete a research-based project. Starting with the primary literature, students will develop hypotheses to test, design and execute experiments and/or observations to test hypotheses, collect and analyze data, use the results of their analyses to draw conclusions, and communicate this process in a final paper and presentation.(1)(1) Lecture and Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Christopher Lassiter T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM

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
B Ms. Arnica W. Mulder T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM

BUAD 227 Legal & Labor Foundations

This course will integrate components from Business Law with Human Resource Management. The course is designed to give a foundation in the concepts of Business Law and HRM. Assignments and projects will apply the concepts learned including the selection of an organizational form, applicable legal requirements, hiring process, performance appraisal, and designing a comprehensive HRM plan for a hypothetical business. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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Section Instructor Time Comments
A Mr. Raymond F. Leven T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM

BUAD 254 Organizational Behavior & Mgmt

An introductory examination of theoretical principles and practical applications related to managing and leading individuals and groups in the work setting. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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Section Instructor Time Comments
B Mr. William Marilla, Jr. T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM

CJUS 211 Criminal Justice

An introductory analysis of the crimina l justice system in the United States, i ts structure, processes, and problems. L ecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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Section Instructor Time Comments
A Mrs. Bridget M. Tainer-Parkins T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM

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

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Section Instructor Time Comments
C Dr. Anita J. Turpin T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM

EDUC 250 Teaching, Learning & Cognition

Study of the pedagogical, developmental and cognitive components of teaching and learning in diverse classrooms. Provides a deeper understanding of the learning and behavior of students as well as individual and group differences including special populations such as exceptional, gifted and at-risk learners. With a focus on PreK-12 learners students will be able to explore cognitive and linguistic development evaluate different teaching strategies and assess how well they facilitates and motivate learning. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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Section Instructor Time Comments
A Ms. Karin L. Kaerwer T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM

EDUC 300 The Inclusive Classroom

Examination of inclussive instructional practice frameworks across PK-12 with particular emphasis on working with students with disabilities, second language learners, and gifted and talented students. (1) 1 Unit

Requisites

  • One 200-level EDUC course. Must be taken prior to taking this course.

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Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Jennifer S. McCloud T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM

ENST 430 Senior Practicum

A team based project where students work as environmental consultants to solve a real world problem. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • ENSC 101 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • ENST-103 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • ENST-105 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • ENSC-270 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • 1 course from subject ENST; Level 200. Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Laura M. Hartman T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM

HHP 160 Fit for Life: Phys. Cond.

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

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Section Instructor Time Comments
C1 Dr. Michael P. Maina T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM

HHP 316 Nutrition

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of basic concepts in human nutrition. Topics will include the physiological and biochemical processes involved in nutrient metabolism across all stages of human development and in the contexts of health and disease. Students will examine the rationale for and application of nutrition guidelines and will consider the impact of food choice, including the role of behavioral and sociological aspects of eating, relative to nutrition and nutrient-related diseases in a global context. (1) 1 Unit

Requisites

  • BIOL-106 OR BIOL-190 or permission Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Ashley Artese T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM

HIST 214 Ancient Rome

A survey of the history of the ancient Rome from its eighth-century BCE beginnings to the fall of the Roman Empire in the West in 476 CE. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Jason Hawke T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM

HNRS 110 Authorship of Your Life

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
B Dr. Johanna D. Sweet T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM

INQ 110 Everything's an Argument

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
CC Mrs. Susan Rambo T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM
L Carrie Murawski T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM

INQ 260EC Economics and Crisis

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: 3hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Alice L. Kassens T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM

INQ 270 The Black Death

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
F Dr. Michael A. Hakkenberg T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM

INQ 270 War/Peace in East Asia-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
G3 Dr. Stella Y. Xu T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM

INQ 300 Science Reporting

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
B Dr. Karin R. Saoub T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM

MATH 111 Math Models/Management Science

Theory and application of several mathematical models used in business and social sciences. Topics include matrices, linear programming, functions, limits, and derivatives. May not be taken if credit has been received for Mathematics 112 or higher. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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Section Instructor Time Comments
B Dr. Michael N. Weselcouch T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM

POLI 312 Civil Liberties

An examination of Supreme Court decisions dealing with the Bill of Rights with emphasis on the First Amendment. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • POLI-112 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • POLI-201 or POLI-202 or POLI-205 or POLI-270 Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Todd C. Peppers T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM

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
B Dr. Anthony D. Cate T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM

PSYC 381 Abnormal Psychology

A study of individual psychopathology and deviant behavior, including diagnosis, theories, causes, and treatments. (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. Dane Hilton T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM

PSYC 410 Res Sem: Social-Personality

An advanced, research-oriented seminar where students in small groups propose and carry out an empirically based research study. May be repeated for credit. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • PSYC-202 OR PSYC-205 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • PSYC-204 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • 1 300-LEVEL PSYC COURSE Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Christopher Buchholz T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM

WRIT 306 Tutoring Writ. Across Curricul

A study of writing and tutoring theory and pedagogy that provides the knowledge, skills, and strategies to support one on one and small group tutorials, writing-based workshops, and research projects in writing issues across the academic disciplines. Enrolled students work as Writing Center tutors. Cannot be re-taken for credit. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • INQ-110 or HNRS-105 or HNRS-110 or HNRS-120. Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Laura Garrison T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM