Dec 02, 2020  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Course Descriptions


 

Music Ed/Theory/Lit (MUS)

  
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    MUS 110L - Basic Music Theory I Lab

    Common Course Number & Description
    Students will be taught sight singing and dictation skills that will prepare them to see with their ears and hear with their eyes. Students will learn simple to advanced applications of writing down music from aural performance, and learn to quickly analyze melodies by singing them at sight.
    0 to 2 semester hours
  
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    MUS 111 - Basic Music Theory II

    Common Course Number & Description
    An integrated study and application of tonality, melody, harmony, texture and form, from music notation through modulation. Includes sight singing, ear training and dictation. Introduction to composition and arranging, i.e. instrument ranges, transposition, tessitura and preliminary score analysis
    PreRequisite: MUS-110
    2 to 4 semester hours
  
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    MUS 111L - Basic Music Theory II Lab

    Common Course Number & Description
    Students will be taught singing and diction skills that will prepare them to see with their ears and hear with their eyes. Students will learn simple to advanced applications of writing down music from aural performance, and learn to quickly analyze melodies by singing them at sight.
    0 to 2 semester hours
  
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    MUS 135 - Music Literature

    Unique Course
    An introductory survey of Western-European music from the Baroque period to the 20th century. This class is required for music majors and minors; previous music reading experience is required.
    PreRequisite: MUS-110
    3 semester hours
  
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    MUS 185 - Recital Attendance

    Common Course Number & Description
    Designed to expose students to a large and varied body of music through attendance at recitals, forums, solo classes, concerts and other performances.  Required of all music majors each semester they are enrolled in applied music.  Student teaching and internship semesters excepted.  S/U grade.
    0 semester hours
  
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    MUS 200 - American Music

    Unique Course
    A course in the music of the United States designed for students with or without previous musical training. The various styles of American music will be studied in order to develop musical perception and a better understanding of the role of music in American Culture.
    3 semester hours
  
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    MUS 210 - Advanced Music Theory I

    Common Course Number & Description
    A more advanced continuation of MUS 110, 111 with similar objectives and organization. A continuation of vocal/instrumental arranging and composition.
    PreRequisite: MUS-111
    2 to 4 semester hours
  
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    MUS 210L - Advanced Music Theory I Lab

    Common Course Number & Description
    Students will be taught sight singing and diction skills that will prepare them to see with their ears and hear with their eyes. Students will learn simple to advanced applications of writing down music from aural performance, and learn to quickly analyze melodies by singing them at sight.
    0 to 2 semester hours
  
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    MUS 211 - Advanced Music Theory II

    Common Course Number & Description
    More advanced continuation of MUS 110, 111 with similar objectives and organization. A continuation of vocal/instrumental arranging and composition.
    PreRequisite: MUS-210
    2 to 4 semester hours
  
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    MUS 211L - Advanced Music Theory II Lab

    Common Course Number & Description
    Students will be taught sight singing and diction skills that will prepare them to see with their ears and hear with their eyes. Students will learn simple to advanced applications of writing down music from aural performance, and learn to quickly analyze melodies by singing them at sight.
    0 to 2 semester hours
  
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    MUS 215 - Introduction to Music Technology

    Unique Course
    An introductory class into music technology as it is used in sound reinforcement systems and recording systems.  This course is a basic introduction to sound mixers, microphones, speakers, multi-track recording, and effects processors.  This course is open to all students regardless of major but is geared toward music majors and minors.  Music reading is not a prerequisite or requirement.
    2 semester hours
  
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    MUS 240 - Music Cultures of the World

    Common Course Number & Description
    The development of music and instruments as related to the music literature, social and cultural aspects of the various music.
    3 semester hours
  
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    MUS 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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    MUS 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 5 semester hours
  
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    MUS 302 - Vocal Diction Class I

    Common Course Number & Description
    The course will focus on the basics of Latin, English and Italian diction as used in preparation of vocal solo and choral literature.  The course will be required of all vocal majors.
    1 to 2 semester hours
  
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    MUS 303 - Vocal Diction Class II

    Common Course Number & Description
    The course will focus on the basics of French, German, and Spanish diction as used in preparation of vocal solo and choral literature.  The course will be required of all vocal majors.
    PreRequisite: MUS-302
    1 to 2 semester hours
  
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    MUS 330 - Music History I

    Unique Course
    This course is a study of music styles from antiquity to the 18th century.
    PreRequisite: MUS-111
    3 semester hours
  
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    MUS 331 - Music History II

    Unique Course
    This continues the study of the music from 1800 to the present day.
    PreRequisite: MUS-111
    3 semester hours
  
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    MUS 341 - Vocal Pedagogy and Literature

    Unique Course
    A course designed to help students gain a better understanding of the vocal mechanism, its physiology and correct usage. Students will study the basic techniques of singing and methods for the teaching of singing. Topics such as acoustics, breathing, registration, resonance, vowels, articulation and the developing voice will be explored. In addition, students will survey the Art Song with an emphasis on song literature particularly suitable for school age pupils.
    2 semester hours
  
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    MUS 351 - Elementary School Music Methods

    Common Course Number & Description
    This course provides methods and materials for guiding elementary students’ musical growth.
    2 to 3 semester hours
  
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    MUS 352 - Music in the Elementary School II

    Unique Course
    This course is a continuation of MUS 351 and includes music education topics such as early childhood education, special needs children, and junior high methods.
    PreRequisite: MUS-351
    2 semester hours
  
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    MUS 353 - K-8 Music Methods

    Common Course Number & Description
    Students develop an understanding of tools of inquiry of K-8 music; the ability to design, deliver, and evaluate a variety of instructional strategies and processes that incorporate learning resources, materials, technologies, and state and national curriculum standards appropriate to K-8 music; the ability to assess student learning in K-8 music; and to apply these knowledge, skills, and attitudes to real life situations and experiences.
    1 to 3 semester hours
  
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    MUS 360 - Conducting

    Common Course Number & Description
    General conducting focuses on the basic fundamentals of instrumental and choral conducting. The techniques of interpretation, score reading, rehearsal techniques, and the art of developing basic conducting techniques are addressed in the course.
    PreRequisite: MUS-111
    2 to 3 semester hours
  
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    MUS 372 - Methods & Materials of Teaching Piano

    Unique Course
    This course includes study of the problems in organizing and administrating a school instrumental program. Such topics as budgets, rehearsal techniques, equipment purchase and maintenance, marching band techniques and show design, and scheduling will be covered.
    PreRequisite: MUS-110
    3 semester hours
  
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    MUS 373 - Woodwind Instrumental Methods

    Unique Course
    This practical course is designed to acquaint the student with the techniques needed to teach the woodwind instruments used in public school instrumental programs.
    1 to 2 semester hours
  
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    MUS 374 - Percussion Instrumental Methods

    Unique Course
    This practical course is designed to acquaint the students with the techniques needed to teach the percussion instruments used in public school instrumental programs.
    1 to 2 semester hours
  
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    MUS 375 - Brass Instrumental Methods

    Unique Course
    This practical course is designed to acquaint the student with the techniques needed to teach the brass instruments used in public school instrumental programs.
    1 to 2 semester hours
  
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    MUS 377 - String Instrumental Methods

    Unique Course
    This is a practical course designed to acquaint the student with the techniques needed to teach the string instruments used in the public school instrumental program.
    1 to 2 semester hours
  
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    MUS 420 - Orchestration & Arranging

    Common Course Number & Description
    A study of instruments alone and in combinations. Orchestration and arranging for instrumental and vocal ensembles. Preparation of parts and participation in the conducting and performing of works scored.
    PreRequisite: MUS-211
    2 to 3 semester hours
  
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    MUS 456 - Instrumental Materials & Techniques

    Unique Course
    This course includes study of the problems in organizing and administering a school instrumental program. Such topics as budgets, rehearsal techniques, equipment purchase and maintenance, marching band techniques and show design, and scheduling will be covered.
    3 semester hours
  
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    MUS 458 - Choral Materials & Techniques

    Unique Course
    This course includes study of the problems in organizing and administrating a school choral music department. Such topics as budgets, preparing for the concert, music purchases, rehearsal techniques and scheduling will be covered.
    3 semester hours
  
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    MUS 467 - Advanced Conducting

    Unique Course
    A more comprehensive and practical approach to the problems of conducting various instrumental and vocal ensembles will be studied.
    PreRequisite: MUS-111 MUS-360 MUEN-100 MUEN-104 MUEN-122
    2 semester hours
  
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    MUS 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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    MUS 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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    MUS 494 - Internship

    Unique Course
    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 this course.
    Note: This course requires permission of the Instructor and/or College Dean.
    PreRequisite:  
    1 to 16 semester hours

Outdoor Education (OE)

  
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    OE 292 - Topics

    Unique Course
    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.
    Note: This course requires permission of the Instructor and/or College Dean.
    1 to 3 semester hours
  
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    OE 310 - Environmental Education: Theory & Practice

    Unique Course
    This course provides students the knowledge and skills necessary to plan, teach, and evaluate quality environmental education.  Students discuss the history, definition, and goals of environmental education and develop an understanding of the professional roles and instructional methods.  Students become trained in nationally recognized environmental education curricula and apply course content through outdoor teaching experience. 
    3 semester hours
  
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    OE 350 - Environmental Interpretation

    Unique Course
    This course helps students explore principles and techniques for interpreting controversial environmental issues at parks, recreation areas, museums, and other settings. Aligned with national certification criteria.  This is a writing intensive course.
    3 semester hours
  
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    OE 376 - Interpretive Media

    Unique Course
    Students develop knowledge and skills with the interpretive media commonly needed in non-formal program settings.  Applications include flyers, brochures, newsletters, signs, exhibits, websites, basic video editing, social media, and emerging technologies.
    3 semester hours
  
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    OE 392 - Topics

    Common Course Number & Description
    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 limited with significant one-on-one student-teacher involvement.
    1 to 3 semester hours
  
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    OE 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 5 semester hours
  
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    OE 492 - Topics

    Unique Course
    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.
    Note: This course requires permission of the Instructor and/or College Dean.
    1 to 3 semester hours
  
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    OE 494 - Internship

    Unique Course
    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.
    Note: This course requires permission of the Instructor and/or College Dean.
    1 to 12 semester hours

Physical Education (PE)

  
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    PE 100 - Activity Courses

    Common Course Number & Description
    Activities stressing individual physical fitness and lifetime activities according to student needs and interest.
    1 semester hours
  
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    PE 120 - Beginning Swimming (level 3)

    Common Course Number & Description
    This course is designed for the non-swimmer or novice who has not learned stroke techniques. Basic water safety skills and the front crawl, elementary backstroke, sidestroke, back crawl, and breaststroke are covered.
    1 semester hours
  
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    PE 121 - Intermediate Swimming (level 4)

    Common Course Number & Description
    This course further develops intermediate swimming skills. Stroke improvement, distance, and endurance, along with additional skills and more advanced water safety techniques, make up the emphasis of this course.
    1 semester hours
  
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    PE 180 - Foundations of HPER

    Common Course Number & Description
    A survey of the historical background, sociological implications, and philosophical basis and professional opportunities of HPER/A professions. This course includes a review of the modern principles and related concepts which are applicable to physical activity.
    2 semester hours
  
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    PE 181 - Fundamentals of Elementary PE

    Common Course Number & Description
    This course introduces scientific and pedagogical concepts underlying effective physical education teaching practices. Appropriate teaching sequence, progression, and technique will be taught with emphasis on lesson design and implementation.
    CoRequisite: PE-181L
    2 semester hours
  
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    PE 181L - Fundamentals of Elementary PE Lab

    Unique Course
    This course develops the ability to perform, analyze, and remediate fundamental locomotor, manipulative, and stability skills with the purpose of developing skillful movers through instruction. Students will receive basic motor learning instruction applicable to fundamental movement skills. Appropriate teaching sequence, progression, and technique will be practiced. The lab course provides opportunity for practice and application of skills and abilities taught in PE 181, Fundamentals of Elementary PE.
    CoRequisite: PE-181
    1 semester hours
  
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    PE 201 - Professional Preparation: Gymnastics

    Common Course Number & Description
    Knowledge and skills necessary to enable students to lead, analyze, and prescribe improvements for skills and activities which are part of lifetime fitness development.
    1 semester hours
  
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    PE 204 - Professional Preparation: Rhythm & Dance

    Common Course Number & Description
    Knowledge and skills necessary to enable students to lead, analyze, and prescribe improvements for skills and activities associated with participating in rhythm and lifetime dance activities. Focus will be placed on activities appropriate for school settings which contribute to personal development.
    1 semester hours
  
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    PE 250 - Human Anatomy & Physiology

    Common Course Number & Description
    This is a one-semester human anatomy and physiology course. The structure and function of the entire human body is covered, including all of the organ systems.
    CoRequisite: PE-250L
    3 semester hours
  
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    PE 250L - Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab

    Common Course Number & Description
    Concurrent registration in PE 250 is required. This course is designed to complement PE 250. Activities are designed to reinforce the student’s understanding of concepts and topics introduced in PE 250.
    CoRequisite: PE-250
    1 semester hours
  
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    PE 263 - Physical Education Outdoors

    Unique Course
    This course is an introduction to outdoor skills and activities for the professional physical educator. These activities are noncompetitive and suitable for participation throughout life in the outdoors.
    3 semester hours
  
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    PE 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 5 semester hours
  
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    PE 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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    PE 320 - Lifeguard Training

    Common Course Number & Description
    The course focuses on skills and knowledge to properly assume responsibilities of lifeguards at swimming pools and non-surf beaches.
    CoRequisite: PE-320L
    1 semester hours
  
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    PE 320L - Lifeguard Training Lab

    Unique Course
    This course accompanies PE 320, Lifeguard Training, and focuses on Waterfront Lifeguarding, Waterpark Lifeguarding, Head Lifeguard, AED, and Oxygen Administration.
    CoRequisite: PE-320
    1 semester hours
  
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    PE 321 - Water Safety Instructor

    Common Course Number & Description
    Method of instruction and evaluation of water safety techniques. Successful students may earn American Red Cross water safety instructor certification.
    1 to 2 semester hours
  
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    PE 322 - Lifeguard Instructor

    Common Course Number & Description
    Certification as a lifeguard instructor will qualify an individual to teach basic water safety, emergency water safety and the lifeguard training course.
    PreRequisite: PE-320
    1 semester hours
  
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    PE 341 - Curriculum Development & Evaluation

    Common Course Number & Description
    Philosophy, theory, and application of current curriculum foundations in K-12 physical education, including curriculum theory, organization, design, and assessment.
    PreRequisite: PE-180
    2 to 3 semester hours
  
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    PE 350 - Exercise Physiology

    Common Course Number & Description
    Study of physiological responses and adaptations to exercise related to human performance limitations, training effects, and health-related benefits.
    BH-PreRequisite: PE-250 & CHEM-106 or 112
    2 to 3 semester hours
  
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    PE 352 - Adapted Physical Education

    Common Course Number & Description
    Students are exposed to those impairments addressed in idea as they relate to physical education. Assessments, IEP development, and other elements necessary to successful inclusion are addressed. In addition, physical activities for special populations outside the school setting are also addressed.
    2 to 3 semester hours
  
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    PE 353 - Kinesiology

    Common Course Number & Description
    An understanding of human performance as it is affected by kinesiological, anatomical, or mechanical factors.
    BH-PreRequisite: PE-250
    2 to 3 semester hours
  
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    PE 353L - Kinesiology Lab

    Unique Course
    Laboratory experience that accompanies PE 353; a practical application of human performance as it is affected by anatomical or mechanical factors.
    Cross-listed: EXS-353L
    CoRequisite: PE-353
    1 semester hours
  
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    PE 354 - Prevention & Care of Athletic Injuries

    Common Course Number & Description
    Course teaches general and emergency treatment of athletic injuries, competitive or noncompetitive. Emphasis is placed on practical preventive and rehabilitative exercises and taping/bandaging/wrapping.
    Registration Restriction: Sophomore Class Standing
    BH-PreRequisite: PE-250 & PE-250L
    2 to 3 semester hours
  
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    PE 354L - Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries Lab

    Common Course Number & Description
    Required skills component for application of practical injury recognition, preventive and rehabilitative exercises, and taping, bandaging, wrapping, and splinting.
    0 to 1 semester hours
  
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    PE 360 - K-8 Physical Education Methods

    Common Course Number & Description
    Needs, characteristics, capacities of elementary-aged children (grades K-8); curriculum planning; methods and materials essential to program progression for developmentally appropriate activity in basic skills, games, rhythms, dance, and fitness activities; integrating movement activity on a school-wide basis as part of program efforts to enhance overall student wellness and academic readiness.
    2 semester hours
  
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    PE 363 - Skills Concepts

    Common Course Number & Description
    Activity Placement Test required. The development of a basic understanding of selected activity skills and the knowledge necessary for performance error detection and correction are taught.
    PreRequisite: PE-180 PE-181

     
    CoRequisite: PE-363L
    BH-PreRequisite: PE-181L
    3 semester hours

  
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    PE 363L - Skills Concepts Lab

    Unique Course
    Activity Placement Test required. Skills Concepts Lab develops student’s ability to develop teaching progressions and sequences for dual, individual, and team activities and sports taught in K-12 Physical Education. This lab course requires students to develop, teach, and assess students.
    PreRequisite: PE-180 PE-181
    CoRequisite: PE-363
    1 semester hours
  
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    PE 364 - Skills Concepts II

    Unique Course
    Skills Concepts II builds upon the Skills Concepts course with the integration of scientific concepts into performing, teaching, and assessing sport and activity skills. The course focuses on performance capability and knowledge necessary that enable students to create, teach, analyze and prescribe movement skills and activities involved in participating in sport, game and fitness activities. Activities addressed will be appropriate for school settings leading to K-12 student development.
    PreRequisite: PE-363
    CoRequisite: PE-364L
    3 semester hours
  
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    PE 364L - Skills Concepts II Lab

    Unique Course
    The Skills Concepts II lab develops the student’s ability to integrate scientific concepts into developing, teaching, and assessing progressions and sequences in sport, game, and fitness activities taught in K-12 physical education. This lab course requires students to develop, teach, and assess students.
    CoRequisite: PE-364
    1 semester hours
  
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    PE 374 - Sports Officiating

    Common Course Number & Description
    Course includes general and specific duties of officials in the various sports and games. Discussions include common situations and interpretations arising in athletic contests.
    1 to 2 semester hours
  
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    PE 440 - Organization & Administration of HPER/A

    Common Course Number & Description
    Administrative policies and procedures of physical education and athletes, including intramural and interscholastic activity and athletics. Consideration is given to programming, leadership, budget, facilities, public relations, and related matters.
    2 to 3 semester hours
  
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    PE 452 - Motor Learning & Development

    Common Course Number & Description
    The application of principles of learning in the psychomotor domain.  Included will be a review of the physiological basis of skill behavior, state of the performer, and didactic strategies in motor learning and skill performance.
    Cross-listed: EXS-452
    3 semester hours
  
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    PE 453 - Sport Psychology

    Common Course Number & Description
    This course examines the effects of psychological factors, such as personality, motivation, group dynamics, psychomotor activity, and other psychological aspects of sports on participation and performance, as well as examining the effects of participation on the psychological make-up of the individual.
    2 to 3 semester hours
  
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    PE 454 - Biomechanics

    Common Course Number & Description
    This course emphasizes the mechanical principles of human movement (including muscular and skeletal principles) during physical education, wellness, and sport.
    PreRequisite: PE-353
    2 to 3 semester hours
  
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    PE 454 - Biomechanics Lab

    Common Course Number & Description
    This laboratory course is designed to facilitate hands-on application of the major biomechanical principles discussed in PE 454. Students will gain experience with various instrumentation and methodology techniques used in biomechanics laboratories and other career settings.
    Cross-listed: EXS-454L
    CoRequisite: PE-454
    0 to 1 semester hours
  
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    PE 469 - Coaching Baseball/Softball

    Common Course Number & Description
    Course studies the theory and practice of individual skill fundamentals, team strategies, organization, and management principles. The students conduct an intensive analysis of game strategies and will execute playing skills.
    1 to 2 semester hours
  
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    PE 470 - Coaching Basketball

    Common Course Number & Description
    Fundamental techniques and strategies with emphasis on offensive and defensive skills, developing and using player personnel for basketball.
    1 to 2 semester hours
  
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    PE 471 - Coaching Football

    Common Course Number & Description
    Fundamental techniques and strategies with emphasis on offensive and defensive skills, developing and using player personnel for football.
    1 to 2 semester hours
  
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    PE 473 - Coaching Track & Field/Cross Country

    Common Course Number & Description
    Study of the techniques of teaching fundamentals of track and field/cross country skills, scientific training methods, rules, and event techniques.
    1 to 2 semester hours
  
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    PE 474 - Coaching Wrestling

    Common Course Number & Description
    The teaching of fundamental skills in competitive wrestling. Skills, fundamentals, and basic moves will be discussed and demonstrated with class participation. Strategy for individual wrestler on the mat and for team situations will be included.
    1 to 2 semester hours
  
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    PE 475 - Coaching Volleyball

    Common Course Number & Description
    Fundamental techniques and strategy with emphasis on offensive and defensive skills, developing and using player personnel for volleyball.
    1 to 2 semester hours
  
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    PE 481 - PE Methods & Evaluation

    Unique Course
    In this course, students develop an understanding of the tools of inquiry of K-12 physical education; the ability to design, deliver, and evaluate a variety of instructional strategies and processes that incorporate learning resources, materials, technologies, and state and national curriculum standards appropriate to K-12 physical education; the ability to assess student learning in K-12 physical education; and to apply these knowledge, skills, and attitudes to real life situations and experiences. This course also incorporates the quantitative and qualitative tests, measurements and evaluations for scientific and pedagogical practices of K-12 physical education.
    PreRequisite: PE-121 PE-180 PE-181 PE-181L PE-201 PE-363 PE-363L
    5 semester hours
  
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    PE 482 - Theory of Strength Training & Conditioning

    Common Course Number & Description
    This course is designed to help students learn the specific scientific foundation knowledge and the practical/applied knowledge necessary to be an effective strength and conditioning coach. The emphasis is on optimal human performance in sport.
    PreRequisite: PE-250 PE-250L or PE-345; or PE-350 PE-353 or PE-450
    3 semester hours
  
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    PE 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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    PE 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 3 semester hours
  
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    PE 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

Philosophy (PHIL)

  
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    PHIL 100 - Introduction to Philosophy

    Common Course Number & Description
    Introduces competing philosophical views of reality, perception, learning, and values, emphasizing their relevance to the contemporary world.
    3 semester hours
  
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    PHIL 200 - Introduction to Logic

    Common Course Number & Description
    Introduces the formal study of argumentation, including forms of logic, inductive and deductive reasoning, proofs, refutations, and fallacies.
    3 semester hours
  
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    PHIL 220 - Introduction to Ethics

    Common Course Number & Description
    Examines the major currents and components of ethical theory from classical times to the present, investigating problems arising from specific theories, as well as critically analyzing the validity of these theories for current ethical concerns.
    3 semester hours
  
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    PHIL 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 5 semester hours
  
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    PHIL 416 - Contemporary Philosophy

    Common Course Number & Description
    Examination of major contemporary writings in such fields as existentialism, phenomenology, pragmatism, logical positivism, analytic philosophy, and recent metaphysical inquiries.
    3 semester hours
  
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    PHIL 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 5 semester hours
  
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    PHIL 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

Physical Science (PHSI)

  
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    PHSI 292 - Topics

    Unique Course
    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 3 semester hours
  
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    PHSI 492 - Topics

    Unique Course
    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 3 semester hours

Physics (PHYS)

  
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    PHYS 101 - Survey of Physics

    Common Course Number & Description
    This is a one-semester conceptual course, designed to cover a broad range of physics topics. Critical thinking skills are developed as students apply topics to various problem situations. Students are encouraged to relate concepts learned to personal areas of interest. Topics include mechanics, states of matter, wave motion, sound and electricity magnetism.
    CoRequisite: PHYS-101L
    3 to 4 semester hours
  
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    PHYS 101L - Survey of Physics Laboratory

    Common Course Number & Description
    This laboratory accompanies PHYS 101.
    CoRequisite: PHYS-101
    0 to 1 semester hours
 

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