Aug 09, 2020  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Course Descriptions


 

Biology (BIOL)

  
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    BIOL 460L - Evolutionary and Ecological Plant Physiology

    Unique Course
    The entire class conducts a semester-long research project that supports lectures.
    PreRequisite: BIOL-153
    CoRequisite: BIOL-460
    1 semester hours
  
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    BIOL 461 - Agrostology

    Unique Course
    Studies of the morphology, classification and identification of grasses, as well as their utilization in agriculture and grazing is pursued. The evolution of grasses, especially as determined by fossil grasses from the high plains of North America, is also considered.
    PreRequisite: BIOL-153 BIOL-153L
    CoRequisite: BIOL-461L
    2 semester hours
  
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    BIOL 461L - Agrostology Laboratory

    Unique Course
    This is a field-oriented experience in grass identification and classification.
    Additional Fee: An additional ‘Mandatory Fee’ applies to this course.
    CoRequisite: BIOL-461
    1 semester hours
  
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    BIOL 462 - Dendrology

    Unique Course
    The study of woody plants, including practical skills in identifying trees and shrubs.  Natural history interpretation, natural resources management, and practical aspects of forestry will be covered as well as woody plant anatomy.  Students will conceive, design, execute, and write a report on a research project.
    PreRequisite: BIOL-153, BIOL-153L
    CoRequisite: BIOL-462L
    3 semester hours
  
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    BIOL 462L - Dendrology Lab

    Unique Course
    The study of woody plants, including practical skills in identifying trees and shrubs.  Natural history interpretation, natural resources management, and practical aspects of forestry will be covered as well as woody plant anatomy.  Students will conceive, design, execute, and write a report on a research project.
    PreRequisite: BIOL-153, BIOL-153L
    CoRequisite: BIOL-462
    1 semester hours
  
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    BIOL 463 - Ornithology

    Common Course Number & Description
    Identification of bird species; life histories, ecology, habits, and special structural and physiological adaptations of various groups.
    PreRequisite: BIOL-151, BIOL -153
    3 semester hours
  
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    BIOL 463L - Ornithology Lab

    Common Course Number & Description
    Laboratory Experience that accompanies BIOL 463.
    1 semester hours
  
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    BIOL 474 - Ecological Genomics

    Unique Course
    Genomics is the study of all or a large part of an organism’s DNA sequences. The course focuses on the identification of genes and understanding gene function in biologically meaningful (ecological) contexts using microarrays, SAGE, and cDNA subtraction techniques.
    PreRequisite: BIOL-371
    CoRequisite: BIOL-474L
    3 semester hours
  
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    BIOL 474L - Ecological Genomics Laboratory

    Unique Course
    To complement lectures, a semester-long class research project will be conducted on gene expression in an ecological context involving wild relatives of model organisms.
    PreRequisite: BIOL-371
    CoRequisite: BIOL-474
    1 semester hours
  
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    BIOL 490 - Seminar

    Common Course Number & Description
    A highly focused, and topical course. The format includes student presentations and discussions of reports based on literature, practices, problems, and research. Seminars may be conducted over electronic media such as internet and are at the upper division or graduate levels. Enrollment is generally limited to fewer than 20 students.
    1 to 3 semester hours
  
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    BIOL 491 - Independent Study

    Common Course Number & Description
    Includes directed study, problems, readings, directed readings, special problems and special projects. Students complete individualized plans of study which include significant one-on-one student-teacher involvement. The faculty member and students negotiate the details of the study plans. Enrollments are usually 10 or fewer students. Meetings depending upon the requirements of the topic.
    1 to 4 semester hours
  
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    BIOL 492 - Topics

    Common Course Number & Description
    Includes current topics, advanced topics and special topics. A course devoted to a particular issue in a specified field. Course content is not wholly included in the regular curriculum. Guest artists or experts may serve as instructors. Enrollments are usually of 10 or fewer students with significant one-on-one student/teacher involvement.
    1 to 5 semester hours
  
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    BIOL 494 - Internship

    Common Course Number & Description
    Applied, monitored and supervised, field-based learning experience for which the student may or may not be paid. Students gain practical experience; they follow a negotiated and or directed plan of study. A higher level of supervision is provided by the instructor in these courses than is the case with field experience courses.
    1 to 12 semester hours

Chemistry (CHEM)

  
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    CHEM 106 - Chemistry Survey

    Common Course Number & Description
    A one-semester survey of chemistry. Not intended for those needing an extensive chemistry background. Introduction to the properties of matter, atomic structure, bonding, stoichiometry, kinetics, equilibrium, states of matter, solutions, and acid-base concepts.
    PreRequisite: MATH-101 MATH-102 MATH-115 MATH-120 MATH-121 MATH-123 MATH-125 MATH-281 or Placement.
    CoRequisite: CHEM-106L
    3 semester hours
  
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    CHEM 106L - Chemistry Survey Lab

    Common Course Number & Description
    Laboratory designed to accompany CHEM 106.
    CoRequisite: CHEM-106
    1 semester hours
  
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    CHEM 107 - Organic and Biochemistry Survey

    Common Course Number & Description
    A survey of organic and biological chemistry. A continuation of CHEM 106. Not applicable to a chemistry major or minor.
    PreRequisite: CHEM-106
    CoRequisite: CHEM-107L
    BH-PreRequisite: CHEM-106 or CHEM-112
    3 semester hours
  
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    CHEM 107L - Organic and Biochemistry Survey Lab

    Common Course Number & Description
    Laboratory designed to accompany CHEM 107.
    CoRequisite: CHEM-107
    1 semester hours
  
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    CHEM 112 - General Chemistry I

    Common Course Number & Description
    An introduction to the basic principles of chemistry for students needing an extensive background in chemistry (including chemistry majors, science majors, and pre-professional students). Completion of a high school course in chemistry is recommended.
    BH-PreRequisite: MATH-102 MATH-115 MATH-120 MATH-121 MATH-123 MATH-125 or MATH-281
    3 to 4 semester hours
  
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    CHEM 112L - General Chemistry I Lab

    Common Course Number & Description
    Laboratory designed to accompany CHEM 112.
    0 to 1 semester hours
  
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    CHEM 114 - General Chemistry II

    Common Course Number & Description
    A continuation of CHEM 112. An introduction to the basic principles of chemistry for students needing an extensive background in chemistry.
    PreRequisite: CHEM-112; MATH-102 MATH-115 MATH-120 MATH-121 MATH-123 MATH-125 or MATH-281
    3 to 4 semester hours
  
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    CHEM 114L - General Chemistry II Lab

    Common Course Number & Description
    Laboratory designed to accompany CHEM 114.
    PreRequisite: CHEM-112L
    CoRequisite: CHEM-114
    0 to 1 semester hours
  
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    CHEM 292 - Topics

    Common Course Number & Description
    Includes current topics, advanced topics and special topics. A course devoted to a particular issue in a specified field. Course content is not wholly included in the regular curriculum. Guest artists or experts may serve as instructors. Enrollments are usually of 10 or fewer students with significant one-on-one student/teacher involvement.
    1 to 4 semester hours
  
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    CHEM 326 - Organic Chemistry I

    Common Course Number & Description
    A systematic treatment of the chemistry of carbon compounds, including nomenclature, structure-reactivity relationships, reaction mechanisms, synthesis, and spectroscopy.
    PreRequisite: CHEM-114 or CHEM-116
    3 semester hours
  
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    CHEM 326L - Organic Chemistry I Lab

    Common Course Number & Description
    Laboratory designed to accompany CHEM 326.
    1 to 2 semester hours
  
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    CHEM 328 - Organic Chemistry II

    Common Course Number & Description
    A continuation of CHEM 326. A systematic treatment of the chemistry of carbon compounds, including nomenclature, structure-reactivity relationships, reaction mechanisms, synthesis, and spectroscopy.
    PreRequisite: CHEM-326
    3 semester hours
  
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    CHEM 328L - Organic Chemistry II Lab

    Common Course Number & Description
    Laboratory designed to accompany CHEM 328.
    PreRequisite: CHEM-326L
    CoRequisite: CHEM-328
    1 to 2 semester hours
  
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    CHEM 332 - Analytical Chemistry

    Common Course Number & Description
    Fundamental concepts and principles of quantitative chemical analysis including quantitative chemical equilibrium calculations and error analysis applied to the evaluation of experimental measurements and data.
    PreRequisite: CHEM-114 or CHEM-116
    2 to 4 semester hours
  
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    CHEM 332L - Analytical Chemistry Lab

    Common Course Number & Description
    Laboratory to accompany CHEM 332. Also, laboratory to accompany CHEM 230 at SDSMT.
    1 to 2 semester hours
  
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    CHEM 342 - Physical Chemistry I

    Common Course Number & Description
    A study of the fundamental principles governing the behavior of chemical systems. Topics covered in the two-semester sequence include thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, quantum mechanics, and statistical mechanics.
    BH-PreRequisite: MATH-123
    3 to 4 semester hours
  
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    CHEM 342L - Physical Chemistry I Lab

    Common Course Number & Description
    Laboratory designed to accompany CHEM-342.
    CoRequisite: CHEM-342
    1 semester hours
  
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    CHEM 344 - Physical Chemistry II

    Common Course Number & Description
    A continuation of Physical Chemistry I. A study of the fundamental principles governing the behavior of chemical systems.
    BH-PreRequisite: MATH-123 CHEM-114
    3 semester hours
  
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    CHEM 344L - Physical Chemistry II Lab

    Common Course Number & Description
    Laboratory designed to accompany CHEM-344.
    CoRequisite: CHEM-344
    1 semester hours
  
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    CHEM 355 - Field Environmental Chemistry

    Unique Course
    Assessment of water quality and the origin of pollutants in a watershed are investigated in this interdisciplinary course. Geology and land use are examined and used as the basis for student designed sampling schemes. Biological, chemical, and physical methods are employed to characterize samples both in the field and in the laboratory. Results and conclusions of student projects are presented orally and in written form.
    PreRequisite: CHEM-112
    CoRequisite: CHEM-355L
    3 semester hours
  
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    CHEM 355L - Field Environmental Chemistry Laboratory

    Unique Course
    Laboratory designed to accompany CHEM 355.
    Additional Fee: An additional mandatory fee applies to this course.
    CoRequisite: CHEM-355
    1 to 3 semester hours
  
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    CHEM 428 - Forensic Chemistry

    Unique Course
    A study of the fundamental principles and methods of chemical analysis as applied to forensic investigations. 
    PreRequisite: CHEM-114 & CHEM-326
    CoRequisite: CHEM-428L
    3 semester hours
  
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    CHEM 428L - Forensic Chemistry Lab

    Unique Course
    Laboratory designed to accompany CHEM-428.
    CoRequisite: CHEM-428
    1 semester hours
  
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    CHEM 434 - Instrumental Analysis

    Common Course Number & Description
    Theory and application of modern instrumental methods to chemical analysis.
    PreRequisite: CHEM-230 or CHEM-332
    2 to 3 semester hours
  
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    CHEM 434L - Instrumental Analysis Lab

    Common Course Number & Description
    Laboratory designed to accompany CHEM 434.
    1 to 2 semester hours
  
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    CHEM 452 - Inorganic Chemistry

    Common Course Number & Description
    Theoretical and periodic aspects of inorganic chemistry.
    3 semester hours
  
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    CHEM 452L - Inorganic Chemistry Lab

    Common Course Number & Description
    Synthesis and characterization of inorganic compounds.
    1 semester hours
  
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    CHEM 464 - Biochemistry I

    Common Course Number & Description
    A study of the fundamental principles governing the behavior of biochemical systems. Topics covered in the two semester sequence include the study of proteins, lipids and carbohydrates, metabolic processes, biological oxidation and reduction processes, molecular aspects of DNA replication and repair pathways, transcription and RNA processing, and protein translation.
    PreRequisite: CHEM-326 CHEM-328
    CoRequisite: CHEM-464L
    3 semester hours
  
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    CHEM 464L - Biochemistry I Lab

    Unique Course
    Laboratory designated to accompany CHEM 464.
    PreRequisite: CHEM-328L
    CoRequisite: CHEM-464
    1 semester hours
  
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    CHEM 465 - Biochemistry II

    Common Course Number & Description
    A continuation of CHEM 464.
    PreRequisite: CHEM-464
    3 semester hours
  
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    CHEM 465L - Biochemistry Laboratory II

    Unique Course
    This course will focus on the Biophysical and Thermodynamic nature of nucleic acids and proteins. Specific emphasis will be placed on the design, synthesis, and thermodynamic analysis of an RNA model system. The aim of the course will be to provide the student with a solid basis in the thermodynamics of folding of biologically important macromolecules.
    Additional Fee: An additional ‘Mandatory Fee’ applies to this course.
    CoRequisite: CHEM-465
    1 semester hours
  
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    CHEM 490 - Seminar

    Common Course Number & Description
    A highly focused, and topical course. The format includes student presentations and discussions of reports based on literature, practices, problems, and research. Seminars may be conducted over electronic media such as internet and are at the upper division graduate levels. Enrollments in generally limited to fewer than 20 students.
    .5 to 1 semester hours
  
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    CHEM 491 - Independent Study

    Common Course Number & Description
    Includes directed study, problems, readings, directed readings, special problems and special projects. Students complete individualized plans of study which include significant one-on-one student-teacher involvement. The faculty member and students negotiate the details of the study plans. Enrollments are usually 10 or fewer students. Meetings depending upon the requirements of the topic.
    1 to 9 semester hours
  
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    CHEM 492 - Topics

    Common Course Number & Description
    Includes current topics, advanced topics and special topics. A course devoted to a particular issue in a specified field. Course content is not wholly included in the regular curriculum. Guest artists or experts may serve as instructors. Enrollments are usually of 10 or fewer students with significant one-on-one student/teacher involvement.
    1 to 4 semester hours

Computer Information Systems (CIS)

  
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    CIS 130 - Visual Basic Programming

    Common Course Number & Description
    Fundamentals of programming using Visual Basic. Focus on problem solving, visual design, and programming concepts. Topics include sequence, selection, repetition, procedures, and functions.
    Cross-listed: (Also offered as CSC-105, MIS-105)
    3 semester hours
  
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    CIS 291 - Independent Study

    Common Course Number & Description
    Includes directed study, problems, readings, directed readings, special problems and special projects. Students complete individualized plans of study which include significant one-on-one student-teacher involvement. The faculty member and students negotiate the details of the study plans. Enrollments are usually 10 or fewer students. Meetings depending upon the requirements of the topic.
    Cross-listed: (Also offered as CSC-105, MIS-105)
    1 to 5 semester hours
  
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    CIS 292 - Topics

    Common Course Number & Description
    Includes current topics, advanced topics and special topics. A course devoted to a particular issue in a specified field. Course content is not wholly included in the regular curriculum. Guest artists or experts may serve as instructors. Enrollments are usually of 10 or fewer students with significant one-on-one student/teacher involvement.
    Cross-listed: (Also offered as CSC-292, MIS-292)
    1 to 5 semester hours
  
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    CIS 325 - Management Information Systems

    Common Course Number & Description
    Introduction to the application of information technology in organizations, roles of managers and staff professionals in developing and using information systems with current and future technology.
    Cross-listed: (Also offered as CSC-325, MIS-325)
    3 semester hours
  
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    CIS 491 - Independent Study

    Common Course Number & Description
    Includes directed study, problems, readings, directed readings, special problems and special projects. Students complete individualized plans of study which include significant one-on-one student-teacher involvement. The faculty member and students negotiate the details of the study plans. Enrollments are usually 10 or fewer students. Meetings depending upon the requirements of the topic.
    Cross-listed: (Also offered as CSC-491, MIS-491)
    1 to 4 semester hours
  
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    CIS 492 - Topics

    Common Course Number & Description
    Includes current topics, advanced topics and special topics. A course devoted to a particular issue in a specified field. Course content is not wholly included in the regular curriculum. Guest artists or experts may serve as instructors. Enrollments are usually of 10 or fewer students with significant one-on-one student/teacher involvement.
    Cross-listed: (Also offered as CSC-492, MIS-492)
    1 to 5 semester hours
  
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    CIS 494 - Internship

    Common Course Number & Description
    Applied, monitored and supervised, field-based learning experience for which the student may or may not be paid. Students gain practical experience; they follow a negotiated and or directed plan of study. A higher level of supervision is provided by the instructor in these courses than is the case with field experience courses.
    Cross-listed: (Also offered as CSC-494, MIS-494)
    1 to 8 semester hours

Criminal Justice (CJUS)

  
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    CJUS 201 - Introduction to Criminal Justice

    Common Course Number & Description
    Overviews the criminal justice institutions involved in the operations of criminal law including the police, the attorney, the bail system, the trial, the guilty plea, sentencing, corrections and an analysis of criminal law in terms of why certain kinds of conduct are criminal in our society.
    Cross-listed: (Also offered as SOC-201)
    3 semester hours

Computer Science (CSC)

  
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    CSC 105 - Introduction to Computers

    Common Course Number & Description
    Overview of computer applications with emphasis on word processing, spreadsheets, database, presentation tools and internet-based applications.
    Cross-listed: (Also offered as MIS-105)
    3 semester hours
  
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    CSC 130 - Visual Basic Programming

    Common Course Number & Description
    Fundamentals of programming using Visual Basic. Focus on problem solving, visual design, and programming concepts. Topics include sequence, selection, repetition, procedures, and functions.
    Cross-listed: (Also offered as CIS-105, MIS-105)
    3 semester hours
  
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    CSC 150 - Computer Science I

    Common Course Number & Description
    An introduction to computer programming. Focus on problem solving, algorithm development, design, and programming concepts. Topics include sequence, selection, repetition, functions, and arrays.
    Cross-listed: (Also offered as MIS-150)
    3 to 4 semester hours
  
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    CSC 205 - Advanced Computer Applications

    Common Course Number & Description
    This course covers advanced topics in word processing and spreadsheet applications such as macros, advanced functions, graphics, merging, linking, and transferring data. The course emphasizes the efficient use of software packages. Operating systems/environment topics are also addressed.
    Cross-listed: (Also offered as MIS-205)
    3 semester hours
  
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    CSC 210 - Web Authoring

    Common Course Number & Description
    This course focuses on techniques and methods for writing specifically for the Internet. Topics will include designing and creating documents for the World Wide Web, design considerations, and publishing and maintaining Web sites. Students will use HTML, Web authoring software, and other software for Web development.
    Cross-listed: (Also offered as MIS-210)
    3 semester hours
  
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    CSC 250 - Computer Science II

    Common Course Number & Description
    Problem solving, algorithm design, standards of program style, debugging and testing. Extension of the control structures and data structures of the high-level language introduced in CSC 150. Elementary data structures and basic algorithms that include sorting and searching. Topics include more advanced treatment of functions, data types such as arrays and structures, and files.
    Cross-listed: (Also offered as MIS-250)
    3 to 4 semester hours
  
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    CSC 291 - Independent Study

    Common Course Number & Description
    Includes directed study, problems, readings, directed readings, special problems and special projects. Students complete individualized plans of study which include significant one-on-one student-teacher involvement. The faculty member and students negotiate the details of the study plans. Enrollments are usually 10 or fewer students. Meetings depending upon the requirements of the topic.
    Cross-listed: (Also offered as CIS-291, MIS-291)
    1 to 5 semester hours
  
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    CSC 292 - Topics

    Common Course Number & Description
    Includes current topics, advanced topics and special topics. A course devoted to a particular issue in a specified field. Course content is not wholly included in the regular curriculum. Guest artists or experts may serve as instructors. Enrollments are usually of 10 or fewer students with significant one-on-one student/teacher involvement.
    Cross-listed: (Also offered as CIS-292, MIS-292)
    1 to 5 semester hours
  
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    CSC 325 - Management Information Systems

    Common Course Number & Description
    Introduction to the application of information technology in organizations, roles of managers and staff professionals in developing and using information systems with current and future technology.
    Cross-listed: (Also offered as CIS-325, MIS-325)
    3 semester hours
  
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    CSC 491 - Independent Study

    Common Course Number & Description
    Includes directed study, problems, readings, directed readings, special problems and special projects. Students complete individualized plans of study which include significant one-on-one student-teacher involvement. The faculty member and students negotiate the details of the study plans. Enrollments are usually 10 or fewer students. Meetings depending upon the requirements of the topic.
    Cross-listed: (Also offered as CIS-491, MIS-491)
    1 to 4 semester hours
  
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    CSC 492 - Topics

    Common Course Number & Description
    Includes current topics, advanced topics and special topics. A course devoted to a particular issue in a specified field. Course content is not wholly included in the regular curriculum. Guest artists or experts may serve as instructors. Enrollments are usually of 10 or fewer students with significant one-on-one student/teacher involvement.
    Cross-listed: (Also offered as CIS-492, MIS-492)
    1 to 5 semester hours
  
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    CSC 494 - Internship

    Common Course Number & Description
    Applied, monitored and supervised, field-based learning experience for which the student may or may not be paid. Students gain practical experience; they follow a negotiated and or directed plan of study. A higher level of supervision is provided by the instructor in these courses than is the case with field experience courses.
    Cross-listed: (Also offered as CIS-494, MIS-494)
    1 to 8 semester hours
  
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    CSC 496 - Field Experience

    Common Course Number & Description
    Applied, monitored and supervised, field-based learning experience for which the student may or may not be paid. Students gain practical experience; they follow a negotiated and or directed plan of study established between the student, instructor and field experience supervisor. Due to the presence of a field experience supervisor, a lower level of supervision is provided by the instructor in these courses than is the case in an internship or practicum course.
    Cross-listed: (Also offered as MIS-496)
    1 to 3 semester hours

Driver Education (DRED/IE)

  
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    DRED 460 - Driver and Traffic Safety Education

    Common Course Number & Description
    Recommended policies and practices in driver education and traffic safety. Emphasis on traffic safety. Department of Transportation’s traffic safety program, use of simulators, driver improvement through enforcement.
  
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    DRED 480 - Special Methods in the Teaching of Driver Education

    Common Course Number & Description
    Special Methods in the Teaching of Driver Education. Driver education and traffic safety course with experience in classroom and behind- the-wheel phases of driver education; lesson plans, films, scheduling and testing techniques.
  
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    IE 450 - Occupational and Safety Education

    Common Course Number & Description
    Occupational and Safety Education. An introduction to safety awareness and the development of safety programs for schools, homes, businesses, industries and transportation. Accident cause, costs, prevention and research will be studied.

Early Childhood Education (ECE)

  
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    ECE 328 - Guidance with Young Children

    Common Course Number & Description
    Observation and participation in a pre-school setting under supervision of a professional practitioner.
    2 semester hours
  
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    ECE 328L - Guidance with Young Children

    Common Course Number & Description
    Accompanies ECE 328.
    CoRequisite: ECE-328
    1 semester hours
  
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    ECE 371 - Infants and Toddlers: Developmentally Appropriate Practices

    Common Course Number & Description
    This course is a study of developmentally appropriate practices for infants/toddlers (aged birth to 3 years). Students will learn developmentally appropriate learning environments and experiences for infants and toddlers that facilitate development and learning in the cognitive, language, physical, social/emotional, and aesthetic domains. The health, safety, and nutritional needs of infants and toddlers will also be studied and applied.
    PreRequisite: ECE-328 ECE-328L HDRS-227
    3 semester hours
  
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    ECE 408 - Assessment in Early Childhood Special Education

    Unique Course
    This course explores valid, reliable, and developmentally appropriate assessment practices utilized to identify young children (ages birth through five) with special needs and emphasizes the importance of promoting family engagement and collaboration with other professionals to positively support children’s development and learning. 
    Registration Restriction: Admitted to Teacher Ed
    CoRequisite: ECE-495
    1 semester hours
  
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    ECE 411 - Social Development in Early Childhood

    Common Course Number & Description
    The study of various cultural, environmental and developmental factors that shape young children from infancy through 8 years of age. Emphasis on understanding and meeting the individual social/emotional needs of children.
    2 to 3 semester hours
  
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    ECE 413 - Early Childhood Curriculum

    Common Course Number & Description
    The materials and methods employed with young children in early childhood education programs with emphasis on developmentally appropriate practices.
    2 to 3 semester hours
  
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    ECE 417 - Methods of Early Childhood Education

    Unique Course
    This class consists of an overview of the curriculum for early childhood education, writing lesson plans and units, developing teaching aids and learning centers and keeping a log of on-site experiences. The student should arrange their schedule so that thirty (30) hours of appropriate time can be spent in an early childhood setting.
    PreRequisite: PSYC-101 EPSY-302
    3 semester hours
  
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    ECE 486 - Early Childhood/Special Education Student Teaching: Preschool

    Unique Course
    Students preparing for teaching in the early childhood classroom will observe, participate, and teach under the supervision of the regular classroom teacher in an accredited school. This is an on-site assignment in an early childhood setting which is in addition to the internship required for the elementary major. Must have completed all requirements for student teaching.
    Registration Restriction: Admitted to Teacher Ed
    1 to 6 semester hours
  
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    ECE 488 - Student Teaching

    Common Course Number & Description
    Students preparing for teaching in the early childhood setting will observe, participate, and teach under the supervision of the regular classroom teacher in an approved early childhood setting.
    Additional Fee: An additional Mandatory Fee applies to this course.
    Registration Restriction: Admitted to Teacher Ed
    1 to 12 semester hours
  
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    ECE 491 - Independent Study

    Common Course Number & Description
    Includes Directed Study, Problems, Readings, Directed Readings, Special Problems, and Special Projects.  Students complete individualized plans of study which include significant one-on-one student-teacher involvement.  The faculty member and students negotiate the details of the study plans.  Enrollments are usually 10 or fewer students.  Meetings depending upon the requirements of the topic.
    1 to 3 semester hours
  
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    ECE 495 - Practicum

    Common Course Number & Description
    Applied, monitored and supervised, field-based learning experience for which the student may or may not be paid. Students gain practical experience; they follow a negotiated and or directed plan of study. A higher level of supervision is provided by the instructor in these courses than is the case with field experience courses.
    1 to 12 semester hours

Economics (ECON)

  
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    ECON 100 - Survey of Economics

    Unique Course
    This course is intended to give the student who does not plan to take additional course work in economics a basic understanding of the operation of the American economic system. Emphasis is on production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services with special consideration of the role of money and of governmental policies in stabilizing the economy.
    3 semester hours
  
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    ECON 201 - Principles of Microeconomics

    Common Course Number & Description
    Principles of microeconomics studies basic economic concepts as they relate to consumer, worker, and business decisions. Emphasis is given to satisfaction maximizing behavior by individuals and profit maximization by firms. Market structures are thoroughly analyzed regarding their effect on price, output, and competitiveness.
    3 semester hours
  
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    ECON 202 - Principles of Macroeconomics

    Common Course Number & Description
    Principles of macroeconomics considers the economy as a whole, how its sectors interact, and how monetary and fiscal policy can influence output, inflation, interest rates, unemployment, poverty, debt, and other factors.
    3 semester hours
  
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    ECON 291 - Independent Study

    Common Course Number & Description
    Includes directed study, problems, readings, directed readings, special problems and special projects. Students complete individualized plans of study which include significant one-on-one student-teacher involvement. The faculty member and students negotiate the details of the study plans. Enrollments are usually 10 or fewer students. Meetings depending upon the requirements of the topic.
    1 to 4 semester hours
  
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    ECON 301 - Intermediate Microeconomics

    Common Course Number & Description
    Intermediate microeconomics examines more advanced microeconomic theory, then applies it to consumers’ and businesses’ consumption, pricing, and output decisions in various types of markets.
    PreRequisite: ECON-201
    3 semester hours
  
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    ECON 302 - Intermediate Macroeconomics

    Common Course Number & Description
    Intermediate macroeconomics examines more advanced macroeconomic theories, then uses them to understand the determinants of national output, prices, interest rates, and employment under various conditions, and to evaluate effectiveness of monetary and fiscal policies.
    PreRequisite: ECON-202
    3 semester hours
  
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    ECON 304 - Managerial Economics

    Common Course Number & Description
    Managerial problem decision-making using tools and techniques of microeconomics.
    BH-PreRequisite: ECON-201 ECON-202 MATH-281
    3 semester hours
  
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    ECON 330 - Money and Banking

    Common Course Number & Description
    Money and banking examines the historical development of money, the bank system, and the Federal Reserve in the United States. The course studies interest rate determination and how monetary policy affects rates and the economy.
    PreRequisite: ECON-201 ECON-202
    3 semester hours
  
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    ECON 403 - History of Economic Thought

    Common Course Number & Description
    History of economic thought surveys the historical development of economic theory from ancient to modern times.  The writings of Aristotle, Adam Smith, Marx, and Marshall provide part of the diverse menu of economic thought.
    BH-PreRequisite: ECON 201 or 202
    3 semester hours
  
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    ECON 404 - American Economic History

    Common Course Number & Description
    American economic history surveys the economic development of the United States, with special attention given to the effects of political, social, and economic conditions.
    PreRequisite: ECON-201 ECON-202
    BH-PreRequisite: HIST-152
    3 semester hours
  
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    ECON 405 - Comparative Economic Systems

    Common Course Number & Description
    Comparative economic systems studies the characteristics of modern economic systems and the significant thought and experience that have influenced their emergence and development. It uses the U.S. as a benchmark for comparing developed and developing economies in terms of output per capita, social welfare, income distribution, and other conditions.
    PreRequisite: ECON-201 ECON-202
    2 to 3 semester hours
  
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    ECON 411 - International Political Economies

    Unique Course
    This course will focus on the dynamic interplay of the structures and the processes which link economics and politics at the global level. Topics covered will include, but will not be limited to such issues as foreign aid, international trade, multinational corporations, international debt, regional economic arrangements, international institutions, the global environment, North-South and East-West relationships, etc. Particular attention will be paid to US interests and options in the world.
    Cross-listed: (Also offered as POLS 411)
    Additional Fee: An additional ‘Mandatory Fee’ applies to this course.
    PreRequisite: Take 6 credits from Subjects POLS ECON
    3 semester hours
  
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    ECON 433 - Public Finance

    Common Course Number & Description
    Public finance focuses on the role of the public sector in the United States economy.  It uses economic analysis to examine when government intervention in a market economy might be justified and to evaluate public spending and taxes.
    PreRequisite: ECON 201 & 202
    3 semester hours
  
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    ECON 441 - International Trade

    Common Course Number & Description
    International trade studies the basis of international trade, investment, migration, and regional integration, and considers contemporary international economic problems and policies.
    PreRequisite: ECON-201
    3 semester hours
  
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    ECON 472 - Resource & Environmental Economics

    Common Course Number & Description
    Resource and environmental economics surveys the allocation and conservation of natural resources from a perspective of optimal use and sustainability.  Emphasis is placed on environmental economics including the problems of pollution, population, and economic growth.  Methods for evaluating projects and programs are considered.
    PreRequisite: ECON-201
    3 semester hours
  
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    ECON 482 - Labor Economics

    Common Course Number & Description
    Labor economics studies the functioning of labor markets. Topics include the theory of labor supply, unions, discrimination, and the government role in labor markets.
    PreRequisite: ECON-201 ECON-202
    3 semester hours
  
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    ECON 490 - Seminar

    Common Course Number & Description
    A highly focused, and topical course. The format includes student presentations and discussions of reports based on literature, practices, problems, and research. Seminars may be conducted over electronic media such as internet and are at the upper division or graduate levels. Enrollment is generally limited to fewer than 20 students.
    1 to 3 semester hours
  
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    ECON 491 - Independent Study

    Common Course Number & Description
    Includes directed study, problems, readings, directed readings, special problems and special projects. Students complete individualized plans of study which include significant one-on-one student-teacher involvement. The faculty member and students negotiate the details of the study plans. Enrollments are usually 10 or fewer students. Meetings depending upon the requirements of the topic.
    1 to 4 semester hours
 

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