Jul 05, 2020  
2017-18 Catalog 
    
2017-18 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


Course offerings are subject to change.

The courses in this section are grouped by subjects that are listed alphabetically. Within each subject group, the courses are listed in numerical order, the lowest first and the highest last.

Courses with numbers 099 and below are noncredit courses. Courses with numbers in the 100-199 range are considered first-year courses. Courses numbered 200 or higher are considered second-year courses.

The semester in which a course is generally offered is indicated by the codes: Fa = Fall, O = Occasional, Sp = Spring and Su = Summer. Students and their advisors may use these designations in determining course selection for any particular semester.

Electives - Within an academic program, courses are either required or elective. Elective courses fall into broad subject areas of study in the liberal arts and sciences. These broad subject areas are the humanities, the natural sciences and the social sciences. Courses may also be business electives or may be undesignated.

General Education Requirements - In addition, all degree programs have specific general education requirements. General education requirements assure that students have exposure to a range of courses in specific areas of the curriculum. The general education requirements are grouped into six modes. The general education modes and courses can be found in the catalog here .

When choosing courses, it is important to choose the type of elective or general education mode specified within the program of study. Students should seek the advice of a academic counselor or faculty member when choosing courses.

A complete list of courses being offered is available online at http://my.commnet.edu. A list of current Continuing Education courses is available online as well. Course offerings are subject to change.

 

Accounting

  
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    ACC* 098: Introduction to Accounting

    0 Credits
    (Formerly ACCT 098)
    This course is designed to introduce students to accounting theory. Emphasis in the course includes the accounting cycle, bank checking accounts and payroll.
    Prerequisites: None
    Offered: Occasionally
  
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    ACC* 115: Financial Accounting

    4 Credits
    (Formerly ACCT 101)
    Theory and practice of accounting applicable to the accumulation, external reporting, and external uses of financial accounting information.
    Prerequisites: Eligible for ENG* 101  and MAT* 095  or higher
    Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  
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    ACC* 117: Principles of Managerial Accounting

    3 Credits
    Basic concepts and practice of accounting’s role in providing information to managers to assist in their planning, control and decision-making activities. Topics include cost accounting, cost behavior relationships, analyses for managerial decisions and the budget process.
    Prerequisites: Eligible for ENG* 101  and MAT* 095  or higher, and completion of ACC* 115  with a ‘C-’ or higher
    Offered: Fall, Spring
  
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    ACC* 118: Managerial Accounting

    4 Credits
    (Formerly ACCT 102)
    Basic concepts and practice of accounting’s role in providing information to managers to assist in their planning, control and decision-making activities. Topics include cost accounting, cost behavior relationships, analyses for managerial decisions and the budget process.
    Prerequisites: Eligible for ENG* 101  and MAT* 095  or higher, and C- or better in ACC* 115 
    Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  
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    ACC* 121: Introduction to Accounting Software

    1 Credits
    (Formerly ACCT 110)
    Includes software for a complete accounting cycle and is available to students via the BOT lab using automated accounting software such as QuickBooks.
    Prerequisites: C- or better in BOT* 164  or ACC* 115 
    Offered: Fall, Spring
  
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    ACC* 125: Accounting Computer Applications I

    3 Credits
    (Formerly ACCT 105)
    This course teaches students to build a company’s accounting system in QuickBooks. Students will learn to download QuickBooks data into an Excel spreadsheet and build linked statements, footnotes and graphs. Students will also learn PowerPoint and TurboTax.
    Prerequisites: Eligible for ENG* 101  and MAT* 095  or higher, and completion of ACC* 115 
    Offered: Fall, Spring
  
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    ACC* 231: Cost Accounting I

    3 Credits
    (Formerly ACCT 213)
    This course covers principles of cost accounting for manufacturing and business.
    Prerequisites: Eligible for ENG* 101  and  MAT* 095  or higher, and C or better in either  ACC* 117  or ACC* 118  
    Offered: Spring
  
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    ACC* 241: Federal Taxes I

    3 Credits
    (Formerly ACCT 223)
    Theories and laws of individual income tax returns will be taught.
    Prerequisites: Eligible for ENG* 101  and  MAT* 095  or higher, and C or better in ACC* 115 
    Offered: Fall
  
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    ACC* 242: Federal Taxes II

    3 Credits
    (Formerly ACCT 224)
    Corporation, partnership, estate and trust taxation, including tax administration and practice, will be taught.
    Prerequisites: Eligible for ENG* 101  and  MAT* 095  or higher, and C or better in ACC* 241 
    Offered: Occasionally
  
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    ACC* 243: Tax Planning I

    3 Credits
    (Formerly ACCT 226)
    This course focuses on the provisions of current tax laws and the business and investment decisions they affect.
    Prerequisites: ACC* 241  or  BFP* 210  or permission of instructor
    Offered: Occasionally
  
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    ACC* 244: Tax Planning II

    3 Credits
    (Formerly ACCT 227)
    This course focuses on tax problems and sets out the multiple alternatives that must be analyzed.
    Prerequisites: Eligible for ENG* 101  and  MAT* 095  or higher, and ACC* 243 
    Offered: Occasionally
  
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    ACC* 271: Intermediate Accounting I

    3 Credits
    This course provides an in-depth study of financial accounting with emphasis on balance sheet valuations and their relationship to income determination.  Includes a review of the accounting cycle and analytical concepts: historical development of current financial reporting, FASB’s conceptual framework, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), preparation of primary financial statements, measurement, recognition, and reporting of assets are also covered.
    Prerequisites: Completion of ENG* 101  , ACC* 115 , and in either ACC* 117  or ACC* 118  
    Offered: Fall
  
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    ACC* 272: Intermediate Accounting II

    3 Credits
    This course provides an in-depth study of financial accounting with emphasis on balance sheet valuations and their relationship to income determination.  Review of the accounting cycle and analytical concepts: historical development of current financial reporting, FASB’s conceptual framework, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), preparation of primary financial statements, measurement, recognition, and reporting of assets is included.
    Prerequisites: Completion of ENG* 101 , ACC* 115 , and  in either  ACC* 117  or ACC* 118  
    Offered: Spring
  
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    ACC* 275: Principles of Intermediate Accounting I

    4 Credits
    (Formerly ACCT 201)
    This course covers fundamental processes of accounting; working capital; investments; plant and equipment acquisition, depreciation and disposal; and intangibles. Students may work on computers on some exercises, exams and projects during classes.
    Prerequisites: Eligible for ENG* 101  and  MAT* 095  or higher, and C- or better in ACC* 118  and ACC* 125 
    Offered: Fall
  
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    ACC* 276: Principles of Intermediate Accounting II

    4 Credits
    (Formerly ACCT 202)
    This course covers plant and equipment depreciation, reevaluations, intangibles, long-term liabilities, stockholder’s equity, analytical processes, statement of cash flows, pensions, leases, and publicly held companies. Students may work on computers on some exercises, exams and projects during classes.
    Prerequisites: Eligible for ENG* 101  and  MAT* 095  or higher, and C or better in ACC* 275 
    Offered: Spring
  
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    ACC* 290: Cooperative Education/Work Experience

    3 Credits
    (Formerly ACCT 270)
    This course provides students the opportunity to apply classroom theory in an actual work setting. Students may be placed in a variety of work settings as related to their program of study including corporations, small businesses and state offices.
    Prerequisites: 15 completed credit hours in the Accounting program including ACC* 115 ,  ACC* 118 , and ACC* 275 
    Offered: Fall, Spring

Anthropology

  
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    ANT* 101: Introduction to Anthropology

    3 Credits
    (Formerly ANTH 101)
    This course is designed to provide a basic overview and understanding of the evolution of the human species and human culture through fossils, genetics and ethnographic insight. It seeks to explain the similaries and differences shared by all humans and that humans share with non-human primates. It explores the question t the core of all anthropological research:  It does all this in search of answers to the question: What does it mean to be human?
    Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENG* 101 
    Offered: Fall, Spring
    Fulfills General Education - Knowledge of Social Sciences
  
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    ANT* 105: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology.

    3 Credits
    (Formerly ANTH 150)
    This course is designed to provide students with an anthropological lens through which they may simultaneously view humanity’s kinship with one another and its uniqueness among cultures. The aim is to understand people whose ways of life are different from our own but with whom we share common needs, planet Earth and a common destiny.
    Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENG* 101  
    Offered: Fall, Spring
    Fulfills General Education - Knowledge of Social Science
  
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    ANT* 107: Introduction to Forensic Anthropology

    3 Credits
    This course provides an introduction to forensic anthropology, a field of study that involves a variety of methods and theories about the human skeletal structure, useful answering medical and legal questions. Forensic anthropologists often work closely with medical examiners, police officers, lawyers, and other specialists to identify human remains, frequently in the cases of homicides or missing persons.  Topics covered in this course include human skeletal biology, taphonomic effects to buried skeletons, positive identification of skeletal remains, identifying ages, sexes, and ancestry of human skeletons, disease and trauma associated with skeletonized individuals, forensic data recovery methods, and ethical concerns associated with the treatment of human remains in a medico-legal context.
    Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENG* 101  
    Offered: Occasionally
  
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    ANT* 118: Health, Healing and Culture.

    3 Credits
    (Formerly ANTH 220)
    This is a cross-cultural survey course that investigates the concepts of healing, health and sickness from a sampling of countries throughout the world. The aim is to understand the importance of culture in determining the etiology and treatment of diseases and mental disorders. The objective will be to understand and integrate the various belief systems with the practices that identify the disease and effect the cures.
    Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENG* 101 
    Offered: Fall, Spring
  
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    ANT* 121: Introduction to Archaeology

    3 Credits
    This is an anthropology course devoted to the study of archaeology and how archaeologists help us to understand the human past. Archaeology is the study of past cultures and societies through their material remains. We will consider and explore the theory, methods, and techniques that archaeologists employ. The course will include a brief discussion and chronology of human and cultural evolution. We will then turn our attention to the purpose and process of archaeological field work and analysis. We will consider the ways that archaeologists reconstruct human behavior and we will explain how the discipline is relevant in the modern world. This class will include a ‘field-work’ component in which students will excavate a mock archaeological site. This class will also include several class trips to nearby museums.
    Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENG* 101 
    Offered: Occasionally
  
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    ANT* 140: Indians of the Americas

    3 Credits
    This course is meant to introduce students to the wide variety and depth of indigenous groupings throughout the Americas. Emphasis will be placed upon traditions that are being preserved by those who have survived to the 21st century. Life as lived prior to European domination will be studied. Survival stories and linkages from today to the past will be shared.
    Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENG* 101 
    Offered: Occasionally
  
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    ANT* 201: Physical Anthropology

    3 Credits
    This is an anthropology course based on evolutionary biology that covers topics on human evolution and modern human variation by focusing on humanity’s biological roots and modern appearance. It will reconstruct the past utilizing data from the primate fossil record, as well as comparative evidence from modern monkeys and apes.
    Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENG* 101 
    Offered: Occasionally

Art

  
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    ART* 101: Art History I: Prehistory to the Renaissance

    3 Credits
    (Formerly FA 101)
    The history and appreciation of fine arts (painting, sculpture, architecture, etc.) from prehistoric through medieval eras. Outside reading and visits to galleries and museums are required.
    Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENG* 101  
    Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Fulfills General Education - Knowledge of The Arts
  
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    ART* 102: Art History II: Renaissance to the Modern Era

    3 Credits
    (Formerly FA 102)
    The history and appreciation of fine arts (painting, sculpture, architecture, etc.) from the Renaissance through the 20th century. Outside reading and visits to galleries and museums are required.
    Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENG* 101  
    Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Fulfills General Education - Knowledge of The Arts
  
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    ART* 103: Art History III

    3 Credits
    (Formerly FA 103)
    Visual art movements of the past 100 years from Impressionism and Cubism to today’s art. Outside reading and visits to galleries and museums are required.
    Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENG* 101  
    Offered: Fall, Spring
    Fulfills General Education - Knowledge of The Arts
  
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    ART* 104: Contemporary Art History

    3 Credits
    An introduction to developments in 21st-century art, with attention to the theoretical, social and historical forces that shape artistic practice. Newer artistic practices like installation, new media, and performance are studied along with traditional media. Includes field trips to area art museums.
    Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENG* 101  
    Offered: Fall, Spring
    Fulfills General Education - Knowledge of The Arts
  
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    ART* 107: Introduction to Studio Art

    3 Credits
    (Formerly FA 115)
    A course covering the fundamentals of visual art through hands-on experience. The course includes basic design and composition, color theory, drawing and a thorough exploration of the creative process through the use of a wide variety of media and techniques including drawing, water media, collage and fiber.
    Prerequisites: None
    Offered: Occasionally
  
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    ART* 111: Drawing I

    3 Credits
    (Formerly FA 121)
    This course covers the basic elements, media and processes of drawing including composition and perspective. Extensive drawing from still-life, landscape and the live model will emphasize development of students’ manual, perceptual and conceptual skills. Studio: 6 hours per week.
    Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENG* 096  
    Offered: Fall, Spring
    Fulfills General Education - Knowledge of The Arts
  
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    ART* 112: Drawing II

    3 Credits
    (Formerly FA 122)
    This course covers the basic elements, media and processes of drawing including composition and perspective. Extensive drawing from still-life, landscape and the live model will emphasize development of students’ manual, perceptual and conceptual skills. Studio: 6 hours per week.
    Prerequisites: C or better in ART* 111  and eligibility for ENG* 096  
    Offered: Fall, Spring
  
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    ART* 113: Figure drawing I

    3 Credits
    (Formerly FA 127)
    This in-depth course is based in both anatomical and expressive approaches to human figure drawing. A variety of media will be explored, including color and wet media, along with instruction in composition, proportion and foreshortening principles. Students will work extensively from the live model. Studio: 6 hours per week.
    Prerequisites: C or better in ART* 111  and eligibility for ENG* 096  
    Offered: Fall, Spring
  
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    ART* 114: Figure drawing II

    3 Credits
    (Formerly FA 128)
    This in-depth course is based in both anatomical and expressive approaches to human figure drawing. A variety of media will be explored, including color and wet media, along with instruction in composition, proportion and foreshortening principles. Students will work extensively from the live model. Studio: 6 hours per week.
    Prerequisites: C or better in ART* 111  and eligibility for ENG* 096  
    Offered: Fall, Spring
  
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    ART* 121: Two-Dimensional Design

    3 Credits
    (Formerly FA 125)
    The theory and practice of design principles: compositional problems, color and the interrelationships of space, planes and volumes are examined in two dimensional projects using a variety of media. Studio: 6 hours per week.
    Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENG* 096  or permission of instructor
    Offered: Fall,Spring
  
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    ART* 122: Three-Dimensional Design

    3 Credits
    (Formerly FA 126)
    Investigation of spatial design as a decision-making and problem-solving process bounded by criteria such as human sensory systems, basic structural systems and materials. Class activities will include studio assignments, demonstrations, lectures, slide presentations, museum visits and critiques. Studio problems will be worked on during and outside of class time. Studio: 6 hours per week.
    Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENG* 096  or permisson of instructor
    Offered: Fall,Spring
  
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    ART* 131: Sculpture I

    3 Credits
    (Formerly FA 151)
    A course in the principles, techniques, and materials of sculpture (metal fabrication/welding, casting, plaster, wood, etc.). Students will concentrate on controlling sculptural media and examining the fundamentals of three-dimensional design. Studio: 6 hours per week.
    Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENG* 096  or permission of instructor
    Offered: Fall,Spring
    Fulfills General Education - Knowledge of The Arts
  
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    ART* 132: Sculpture II

    3 Credits
    (Formerly FA 152)
    A course in the principles, techniques, and materials of sculpture (metal fabrication/welding, casting, plaster, wood, etc.). Students will concentrate on controlling sculptural media and examining the fundamentals of three-dimensional design. Studio: 6 hours per week.
    Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENG* 096  or permission of instructor
    Offered: Fall,Spring
  
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    ART* 141: Photography I

    3 Credits
    An introduction to black and white film photography, including camera operation, creative controls, composition, film processing, printing and print finishing techniques. Emphasis is on photography as a fine art and as a means of communication. Through demonstrations, assignments, critiques, supervised and independent lab work, a final portfolio and looking at a broad range of photographic imagery, students will develop technical skills and explore the creative/expressive side of photography. Students must purchase film, photographic paper and other supplies. Projects and final portfolio require extensive hands-on darkroom work in and outside of class hours. Studio: 6 hours per week.
    Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENG* 096  or permission of instructor
    Offered: Fall,Spring
    Fulfills General Education - Knowledge of The Arts
  
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    ART* 142: Photography II

    3 Credits
    Through demonstrations, assignments, critiques, supervised and independent lab work and looking at a broad range of photographic imagery, students will refine basic and develop new technical skills and further explore the creative/expressive side of black and white film photography. Students will review the fundamentals of exposure, development and print-making, refine camera-handling and printing techniques, use a medium format camera and hand-held light meter, experiment with flash, studio lighting and “toy” cameras. Students will be encouraged to develop a personal, expressive style in addition to mastering a range of practical photographic techniques while they assemble a cohesive, thematic, exhibition-quality portfolio. Students must purchase film, photographic paper and other supplies. Studio: 6 hours per week.
    Prerequisites: ART* 141  with a C or better, and eligibility for ENG* 096  or permisson form instructor.
    Offered: Spring
  
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    ART* 151: Painting I

    3 Credits
    (Formerly FA 131)
    A course in the technical and aesthetic fundamentals of painting, covering construction of a canvas, selection and use of materials, basic color theory, and realistic and expressive paint handling. Students will work in both traditional and experimental painting styles. Studio: 6 hours per week.
    Prerequisites: C or better in ART* 111  and eligibility for ENG* 096  or permission of instructor
    Offered: Fall,Spring
  
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    ART* 152: Painting II

    3 Credits
    (Formerly FA 132)
    A course in the technical and aesthetic fundamentals of painting, covering construction of a canvas, selection and use of materials, basic color theory, and realistic and expressive paint handling. Students will work in both traditional and experimental painting styles. Studio: 6 hours per week.
    Prerequisites: C or better in ART* 111  and eligibility for ENG* 096  or permission of instructor
    Offered: Fall,Spring
  
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    ART* 155: Watercolor I

    3 Credits
    (Formerly FA 137)
    An introduction to the technical and aesthetic principles of painting with water media, primarily water color. This course will cover the selection and use of water media materials in a variety of styles and deal with varied subject matter from the still life to the landscape. Design elements and compositional problems are also included. Studio: 6 hours per week.
    Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENG* 096  
    Offered: Fall,Spring
  
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    ART* 156: Watercolor II

    3 Credits
    (Formerly FA 138)
    An introduction to the technical and aesthetic principles of painting with water media, primarily water color. This course will cover the selection and use of water media materials in a variety of styles and deal with varied subject matter from the still life to the landscape. Design elements and compositional problems are also included. Studio: 6 hours per week.
    Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENG* 096  
    Offered: Fall,Spring
  
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    ART* 161: Ceramics I

    3 Credits
    (Formerly FA 165)
    Experimentation with, and development of, basic skills in a variety of hand-forming, wheel-throwing, firing and glazing techniques. The class focuses on processes involved in creating both utilitarian and sculptural works. Studio: 6 hours per week.
    Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENG* 096  or permission of instructor.
    Offered: Fall,Spring
    Fulfills General Education - Knowledge of The Arts
  
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    ART* 162: Ceramics II

    3 Credits
    (Formerly FA 166)
    Experimentation with, and development of, basic skills in a variety of hand-forming, wheel-throwing, firing and glazing techniques. The class focuses on processes involved in creating both utilitarian and sculptural works. Studio: 6 hours per week.
    Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENG* 096  or permission of instructor.
    Offered: Fall,Spring
  
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    ART* 167: Printmaking I

    3 Credits
    (Formerly FA 141)
    A course in the materials, design and techniques of printmaking: monoprinting, intaglio, relief, planographic and serigraph. Studio: 6 hours per week.
    Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENG* 096  
    Offered: Fall,Spring
    Fulfills General Education - Knowledge of The Arts
  
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    ART* 168: Printmaking II

    3 Credits
    (Formerly FA 142)
    A course in the materials, design and techniques of printmaking: monoprinting, intaglio, relief, planographic and serigraph. Studio: 6 hours per week.
    Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENG* 096  
    Offered: Fall,Spring
  
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    ART* 171: Fiber Arts I

    3 Credits
    (Formerly FA 161)
    A course in contemporary and traditional means of making art with fibers including weaving, soft sculpture, batik, tapestries, paper making and coiling. Studio: 6 hours per week.
    Prerequisites: None
    Offered: Occasionally
  
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    ART* 172: Fiber Arts II

    3 Credits
    (Formerly FA 162)
    A course in contemporary and traditional means of making art with fibers including weaving, soft sculpture, batik, tapestries, paper making and coiling. Studio: 6 hours per week.
    Prerequisites: None
    Offered: Occasionally
  
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    ART* 182: The History of African American & African European Art: Renaissance to the 20th Century

    3 Credits
    This course will focus on the history of art produced from the beginning of the European slave trade in the 15th century to the 21st century, focusing on images of blacks and/or work by black artists.  Topics will include the creation of power dynamics and stereotypes of blacks in the early modern era and move towards the creation of identity and expression by African European and African American artists in the modern era.  All museum trips are mandatory.
    Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENG* 101  
    Offered: Occasionally
  
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    ART* 204: History of Women in the Arts

    3 Credits
    (Formerly FA 106)
    This course will address the cultural biases that have relegated women artists to the ‘back burner’ of mainstream cultural aesthetics. A historical survey of women’s contributions to the visual and performing arts will augment, inquiry into philosophical questions such as: “Is there a ‘Feminist’ Aesthetic?” or “Who determines what is ‘great’ art?” Class: 3 hours per week.
    Prerequisites: None
    Offered: Occasionally
  
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    ART* 205: History of Photography

    3 Credits
    This course surveys the nearly 200-year history of photography from early experiments and the daguerreotype to the digital revolution and the present day. Students will learn about photography’s major practitioners, applications, movements, and the technological developments that changed the way images were made, distributed and viewed. Photography will be examined in social and cultural context, giving students a broad understanding of the medium’s impact and significance.
    Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENG* 101  
    Offered: Occasionally
  
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    ART* 206: Film Study

    3 Credits
    (Formerly FA 171)
    The viewing, discussion and analysis (written and oral) of representative films from the early years of the industry to the present will be taught.
    Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENG* 101 
    Offered: Fall,Spring,Summer
    Cross listed as: COM* 154 
    Fulfills General Education - Knowledge of The Arts
  
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    ART* 211: Drawing III

    3 Credits
    (Formerly FA 223)
    This course covers the basic elements, media and processes of drawing including composition and perspective. Extensive drawing from still-life, landscape and the live model will emphasize development of students’ manual, perceptual and conceptual skills. Studio: 6 hours per week.
    Prerequisites: C or better in ART* 111  and eligibility for ENG* 096  
    Offered: Fall, Spring
  
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    ART* 212: Drawing IV

    3 Credits
    (Formerly FA 224)
    This course covers the basic elements, media and processes of drawing including composition and perspective. Extensive drawing from still-life, landscape and the live model will emphasize development of students’ manual, perceptual and conceptual skills. Studio: 6 hours per week.
    Prerequisites: C or better in ART* 111  and eligibility for ENG* 096  
    Offered: Fall, Spring
  
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    ART* 213: Figure drawing III

    3 Credits
    (Formerly FA 227)
    This in-depth course is based in both anatomical and expressive approaches to human figure drawing. A variety of media will be explored, including color and wet media, along with instruction in composition, proportion and foreshortening principles. Students will work extensively from the live model. Studio: 6 hours per week.
    Prerequisites: C or better in ART* 111  and eligibility for ENG* 096  
    Offered: Fall,Spring
  
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    ART* 214: Figure drawing IV

    3 Credits
    (Formerly FA 228)
    This in-depth course is based in both anatomical and expressive approaches to human figure drawing. A variety of media will be explored, including color and wet media, along with instruction in composition, proportion and foreshortening principles. Students will work extensively from the live model. Studio: 6 hours per week.
    Prerequisites: C or better in ART* 111  and eligibility for ENG* 096  
    Offered: Fall, Spring
  
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    ART* 231: Sculpture III

    3 Credits
    (Formerly FA 253)
    A course in the principles, techniques, and materials of sculpture (metal fabrication/welding, casting, plaster, wood, etc.). Students will concentrate on controlling sculptural media and examining the fundamentals of three-dimensional design. Studio: 6 hours per week.
    Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENG* 096  or permission of instructor
    Offered: Fall,Spring
  
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    ART* 232: Sculpture IV

    3 Credits
    (Formerly FA 254)
    A course in the principles, techniques, and materials of sculpture (metal fabrication/welding, casting, plaster, wood, etc.). Students will concentrate on controlling sculptural media and examining the fundamentals of three-dimensional design. Studio: 6 hours per week.
    Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENG* 096  or permission of instructor
    Offered: Fall,Spring
  
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    ART* 242: Photography III

    3 Credits
    Students will work independently and in small groups with film or digital cameras, in the darkroom or computer lab, on projects and portfolios. Through experimenting, practice and critique students will produce a cohesive, themed portfolio appropriate for transfer applications, exhibition or the job search. Students must purchase film, paper and other supplies. Studio: 6 hours per week
    Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENG* 096  , ART* 142  or ART* 281 . Note: for ART* 242, C or better in ART* 142  or ART* 281 . Runs concurrently with ART* 142: Photography II  (Fa) and ART* 281: Digital Photography II  (Sp).
    Offered: Fall,Spring
  
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    ART* 250: Digital Photography

    3 Credits
    An introduction to digital photography including hardware and software, camera handling and creative controls, file formats and management, image editing, manipulation and output options using Adobe Photoshop. Through demonstrations and assignments, a survey of imagery and a final portfolio, students will be introduced to the basic vocabulary, concepts, tools and expressive possibilities of digital photography. Students must own a digital camera with manual, aperture priority and/or shutter priority exposure modes. Basic computer and photographic experience preferred. Studio: 6 hours per week.
    Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENG* 096  or permission of instructor
    Offered: Fall,Spring
    Fulfills General Education - Knowledge of The Arts
  
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    ART* 251: Painting III

    3 Credits
    (Formerly FA 233)
    A course in the technical and aesthetic fundamentals of painting, covering construction of a canvas, selection and use of materials, basic color theory, and realistic and expressive paint handling. Students will work in both traditional and experimental painting styles. Studio: 6 hours per week.
    Prerequisites: C or better in ART* 111  and eligibility for ENG* 096  or permission of instructor
    Offered: Fall,Spring
  
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    ART* 252: Painting IV

    3 Credits
    (Formerly FA 234)
    A course in the technical and aesthetic fundamentals of painting, covering construction of a canvas, selection and use of materials, basic color theory, and realistic and expressive paint handling. Students will work in both traditional and experimental painting styles. Studio: 6 hours per week.
    Prerequisites: C or better in ART* 111  and eligibility for ENG* 101  or permission of instructor
    Offered: Fall,Spring
  
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    ART* 255: Watercolor III

    3 Credits
    (Formerly FA 237)
    An introduction to the technical and aesthetic principles of painting with water media, primarily water color. This course will cover the selection and use of water media materials in a variety of styles and deal with varied subject matter from the still life to the landscape. Design elements and compositional problems are also included. Studio: 6 hours per week.
    Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENG* 101 
    Offered: Fall,Spring
  
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    ART* 256: Watercolor IV

    3 Credits
    (Formerly FA 238)
    An introduction to the technical and aesthetic principles of painting with water media, primarily water color. This course will cover the selection and use of water media materials in a variety of styles and deal with varied subject matter from the still life to the landscape. Design elements and compositional problems are also included. Studio: 6 hours per week.
    Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENG* 101 
    Offered: Fall,Spring
  
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    ART* 261: Ceramics III

    3 Credits
    (Formerly FA 267)
    Experimentation with, and development of, basic skills in a variety of hand-forming, wheel-throwing, firing and glazing techniques. The class focuses on processes involved in creating both utilitarian and sculptural works. Studio: 6 hours per week.
    Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENG* 101  or permission of instructor.
    Offered: Fall, Spring
  
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    ART* 262: Ceramics IV

    3 Credits
    (Formerly FA 268)
    Experimentation with, and development of, basic skills in a variety of hand-forming, wheel-throwing, firing and glazing techniques. The class focuses on processes involved in creating both utilitarian and sculptural works. Studio: 6 hours per week.
    Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENG* 101  or permission of instructor.
    Offered: Fall, Spring
  
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    ART* 267: Printmaking III

    3 Credits
    (Formerly FA 143)
    A course in the materials, design and techniques of printmaking: monoprinting, intaglio, relief, planographic and serigraph. Studio: 6 hours per week.
    Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENG* 101 
    Offered: Fall,Spring
  
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    ART* 268: Printmaking IV

    3 Credits
    (Formerly FA 144)
    A course in the materials, design and techniques of printmaking: monoprinting, intaglio, relief, planographic and serigraph. Studio: 6 hours per week.
    Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENG* 101 
    Offered: Fall,Spring
  
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    ART* 281: Digital Photography II

    3 Credits
    Through demonstrations, assignments, critiques, supervised and independent lab work and looking at and talking about a broad range of photographic imagery, students will develop new skills and further explore the creative/expressive side of photography. Students will review the fundamentals of exposure and creative camera controls, learn a non-destructive workflow, advanced masking techniques, and how to process RAW files. Other projects will explore studio lighting, high dynamic range (HDR) imaging and fine art inkjet output. Students will be encouraged to develop a personal, expressive style in addition to mastering a range of practical photographic techniques while they assemble a cohesive, thematic, exhibition-quality, hard-copy portfolio. Students must own their own digital single lens reflex or prosumer digital camera with RAW capability and purchase their own storage media, inkjet paper, mat board and other supplies.
    Prerequisites: ART* 250  with a C or better, eligibility for ENG* 101  or permission from Instructor
    Offered: Fall
  
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    ART* 282: New Media

    3 Credits
    An introduction to artistic thinking in terms of the moving image. Students work towards discovering a personal way of working in video as a fine art medium. We will take into account current and historical approaches to video art and the place video occupies in the general field of Art. Half of the classes consist of viewing and critiquing previously assigned homework projects, the other half of lab sessions in the editing room. Students are expected to shoot and do most of the editing in their own time. Assignments will begin with the exploration of the self and the immediate environment and gradually expand in scope and complexity. The final project will be a personal artistic statement by the student and will be worked out on an individual basis. Students will have access to camcorders and editing facilities. NOTE: This is a fine arts class. It is not designed for those primarily interested in the commercial use of video (advertisements, music videos, etc.). Studio: 6 hours per week.
    Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENG* 096  .
    Offered: Occasionally
  
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    ART* 286: Photography IV

    3 Credits
    (Formerly ART* 244)
    Students will work independently and in small groups with film or digital cameras, in the darkroom or computer lab, on projects and portfolios. Through experimenting, practice and critique students will produce a cohesive, themed portfolio appropriate for transfer applications, exhibition or the job search. Students must purchase film, paper and other supplies. Studio: 6 hours per week
    Prerequisites: Completion of ART* 242  
    Offered: Fall, Spring
  
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    ART* 287: Visual Fine Arts Professional Practices

    3 Credits
    This course is a practical guide for students who want to transfer to a baccalaureate institution or pursue a career in the Visual Fine Arts. Students will work to develop a portfolio suitable for transfer or career, write an artist’s statement, write a resume, make digital slides, and discuss the transfer application process as well as grant and exhibition possibilities. Class discussions, group critiques, guest lectures and presentations, and field trips will be part of the curriculum. This course is strongly recommended for all Visual Fine Arts majors. Enrollment is limited to VFA majors who have completed at least 30 credits.
    Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENG* 101  
    Offered: Occasionally
  
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    ART* 292: Cooperative Education

    3 Credits
    (Formerly FA 270)
    This course provides students the opportunity to apply classroom theory in an actual work setting. Students may be placed in a variety of work settings as related to their programs of study including corporations, publishing/graphic design firms and newspapers.
    Prerequisites: 15 completed credit hours in Graphic Design
    Offered: Fall,Spring
  
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    FA 163: Fiber Arts I

    3 Credits
    (Formerly FA 163)
    A course in contemporary and traditional means of making art with fibers including weaving, soft sculpture, batik, tapestries, paper making and coiling. Studio: 6 hours per week.
    Prerequisites: None
    Offered: Occasionally
  
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    FA 164: Fiber Arts II

    3 Credits
    (Formerly FA 164)
    A course in contemporary and traditional means of making art with fibers including weaving, soft sculpture, batik, tapestries, paper making and coiling. Studio: 6 hours per week.
    Prerequisites: None
    Offered: Occasionally

Astronomy

  
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    AST* 101: Principles of Astronomy

    3 Credits
    (Formerly ASTR 110)
    This is an introductory descriptive astronomy course with emphasis on the earth and its motions, the moon and planets, the sun, and stars and galaxies. Observation sessions will be required. Students who have taken AST* 111  will not receive credit for this course.
    Prerequisites: “C” or better in MAT* 095 , or eligibility for MAT* 138  
    Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Fulfills General Education - Knowledge of Physical & Natural Sciences
  
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    AST* 111: Introduction to Astronomy

    4 Credits
    An introductory course in classical and modern Astronomy designed to raise the level of student awareness of celestial objects including their history, properties, interrelationships, and impact upon our understanding of the universe. The laboratory portion of the course consists of activities in elementary astronomy designed to reinforce and extend knowledge of selected topics covered in the lecture portion of the course.Student who have taken AST* 101  will not receive credit for this course. Class: 3 hours per week. Laboratory: 2 hours per week.
    Prerequisites: “C” or higher in MAT* 095 , or eligibility for MAT* 138  
    Offered: Fall, Spring
    Fulfills General Education - Knowledge of Physical & Natural Sciences

Biology

  
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    BIO* 105: Introduction to Biology

    4 Credits
    (Formerly BIO 100)
    This course is a study of the fundamental principles of biology as they relate to current issues. It may be used to fulfill the general education natural and physical science requirement, and is recommended for students who do not need a full year of laboratory biology. No dissection is required. Class: 3 hours per week. Laboratory: 3 hours per week.
    Prerequisites: Eligilibility for ENG* 101  
    Offered: Summer
    Fulfills General Education - Knowledge of Physical & Natural Sciences
  
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    BIO* 109: Principles of Biotechnology

    3 Credits
    During the semester students will be introduced to key elements in the exciting and rapidly advancing field of biotechnology. The course will provide students with a brief historical context, the basic scientific knowledge needed to understand biotechnology, a survey of current and future applications of the technology and a candid examination of the pros and cons, promises and dangers of the technology.
    Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENG* 101  
    Offered: Occasionally
  
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    BIO* 111: Introduction to Nutrition

    3 Credits
    (Formerly BIO 114)
    An introduction to the study of human nutrition with emphasis on the scientific bases of facts and controversies surrounding issues of foods and diets will be taught. Not open to students who have completed BIO* 112.
    Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENG* 101 .
    Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  
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    BIO* 115: Human Biology

    4 Credits
    (Formerly BIO 112)
    This course is an introduction to the structure and function of the human body. Various organ systems will be discussed with an emphasis on how they maintain homeostasis. The lab will include some dissection. Students who have passed a higher level human anatomy and physiology course will not receive credit for this course. Class: 3 hours per week. Laboratory: 3 hours per week.
    Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENG* 101 
    Offered: Fall, Spring,Summer
    Fulfills General Education - Knowledge of Physical & Natural Sciences
  
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    BIO* 120: Immunity and Human Disease

    3 Credits
    This course will examine diseases caused by the homeostatic imbalance of the Immune System and its effects. What happens when the system in our body designed to protect us, turns on us? What happens when this defense system is over protective or not protective enough? Diseases of the Human Body will explore the normal functions of the Immune System and some of the problems that can result when it’s not operating effectively. Diseases such as Lupus, Type II Diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis and HIV/AIDS will be explored.
    Prerequisites: “C” or better in ENG* 101  or concurrent
    Offered: Summer
  
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    BIO* 121: General Biology I

    4 Credits
    (Formerly BIO 101)
    This course is a study of the fundamental principles of biology concerning the structure and function of cells, heredity, and biotechnology. Recommended for LAS students, especially those who will be pursuing science-related careers. No dissection is required. Students who have not had a high school biology course, or who had one more than 5 years ago, should strongly consider enrolling in BIO* 105 . Class: 3 hours per week. Laboratory: 3 hours per week.
    Prerequisites: ENG* 101  with a grade of “C” or better (or may be taken concurrently) and MAT* 095  with a grade of “C” or better.
    Offered: Fall, Spring
    Fulfills General Education - Knowledge of Physical & Natural Sciences
  
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    BIO* 122: General Biology II

    4 Credits
    (Formerly BIO 102)
    This course is a study of unicellular and multicellular organisms and their evolutionary relationships. Both plants and animals are discussed. Some dissection is required. Class: 3 hours per week. Laboratory: 3 hours per week.
    Prerequisites: BIO* 121  with a grade “C” or better.
    Offered: Fall, Spring
    Fulfills General Education - Knowledge of Physical & Natural Sciences
  
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    BIO* 153: Survey of Botany

    3 Credits
     

    This course will explore basic botanical principles by having students “learning in community”.   Students will learn basic botany while concurrently enrolled in a designated ART course, Botanical Drawing, that teaches them to accurately and artistically portray the cells, tissues, organs and structures of various plants.  Students will construct a detailed portfolio of the plants and structures studied and be assessed on botanical accuracy as well as artistic interpretation.
    Prerequisites: ENG* 101
    Offered: Occasionally

  
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    BIO* 159: Introduction to Aquaculture

    3 Credits
    Aquaculture, the controlled cultivation and harvest of aquatic animals and plants, is a rapidly growing industry that has the potential to reduce the significant environmental impact of global food production.  This class will examine the economic, social and environmental sustainability of the aquaculture industry and provide students with scientific knowledge and technical skills essential to aquaculturists and informed consumers alike. 
    Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENG* 101  and completion of MAT* 095  with ‘C’ or better
    Offered: Occasionally
  
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    BIO* 159L: Introduction to Aquaculture Lab

    1 Credits
    This lab course will provide hands on exposure to the physical, chemical, and biological components of aquaculture systems.  Students will participate in lab activities and to study hydrodynamics, water chemistry, and fish biology.  This course includes field trips to research facilities and commercial aquaculture sites.  The lecture based Introduction to Aquaculture (BIO 159) may be taken concurrently.
    Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in BIO* 159  or permission of instructor
    Offered: Occasionally
  
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    BIO* 173: Introduction to Ecology

    4 Credits
    This course is a one semester introduction to ecological principles focusing on the factors that influence the distribution and abundance of organisms. This includes a survey of the interactions of organisms with each other and with the physical environment. These interactions will be studied in the context of evolutionary history and biodiversity. Population, community, and ecosystem level ecology will be examined, especially in light of man’s influence on nature. This course is designed for both environmental science majors and non-majors. Class: 3 hours per week. Laboratory: 3 hours per week.
    Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENG* 101 .
    Offered: Fall, Spring
    Fulfills General Education - Knowledge of Physical & Natural Sciences
  
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    BIO* 211: Anatomy and Physiology I

    4 Credits
    (Formerly BIO 152)
    The anatomy and physiology of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems are discussed and explored including the appropriate laboratory investigations which include some dissection. Class: 3 hours per week. Laboratory: 3 hours per week.
    Prerequisites: BIO* 121 , or BIO* 115 , or CHE* 111 , and eligibility for ENG* 101 .
    Offered: Summer
  
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    BIO* 212: Anatomy and Physiology II

    4 Credits
    (Formerly BIO 153)
    The anatomy and physiology of the endocrine, digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular, lymphatic, urinary and reproductive organ systems are discussed and explored including appropriate laboratory investigations which include some dissection. Class: 3 hours per week. Laboratory: 3 hours per week.
    Prerequisites: Completion of BIO* 211  with a grade of C or higher
    Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  
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    BIO* 218: Understanding Cancer

    3 Credits
    Content is designed to provide the student the fundamentals of cancer biology and cancer treatment.  The management of neoplastic disease will be examined and evaluated including epidemiology, etiology, prevention, detection, diagnosis, patient condition, treatment and prognosis.
    Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENG* 101 ; and completion of BIO* 105  or BIO* 115  or BIO* 121  with a grade of ‘C’ or better
    Offered: Fall
  
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    BIO* 220: Biochemistry

    4 Credits
    This intermediate level course focuses on the chemistry and metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, and amino acids.  The structure and function of proteins and enzymes will also be discussed. Concepts are discussed in the context of diseases to further understand how biochemical processes are relevant to human life.
    Prerequisites: Completion of BIO* 121  with grade of ‘C’ or better and CHE* 122  with grade of ‘C’ or better
    Offered: Occasionally
    Cross listed as: CHE* 220  
  
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    BIO* 235: Microbiology

    4 Credits
    (Formerly BIO 141)
    This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to microbiology. Students will learn the fundamentals of microbiology, survey the world of microbial organisms, and study the interactions between microbes, their hosts, and their effects on the environment. There will also be laboratory exercises each week that will teach the basics of handling, culturing, and identifying microbes
    Prerequisites: BIO* 105 , BIO* 115 , BIO* 121  or BIO* 211 , and CHE* 111  or higher, and ENG* 101  with a grade of “C” or better in all prerequisites.
    Offered: Fall, Spring,Summer
  
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    BIO* 260: Principles of Genetics

    3 Credits
    (Formerly BIO 260)
    This intermediate level course is designed to extend the understanding of college level biology students to encompass an understanding of heredity and of the hereditary material with particular attention to current theories.
    Prerequisites: BIO* 121  and MAT* 095  with a grade C or better.
    Offered: Fall, Spring
  
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    BIO* 262: Modern Genetics

    4 Credits
    An intermediate level course that will build on the understanding of heredity and genetic science that was studied in general biology I.  Topics covered in the course include both classical genetics and molecular genetics with an emphasis on the most current advances in genetic science.  This course includes a genetics laboratory experience where students will explore activities that demonstrate basic genetic concepts as well as performing advanced protocols used in modern genetics research labs.
    Prerequisites: BIO* 121  , CHE* 111  or higher and MAT* 138  with a C or higher in all prerequisite courses. 
    Offered: Fall, Spring

Business, Entrepreneurship

  
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    BES* 218: Entrepreneurship

    3 Credits
    (Formerly BES* 118)
    This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of entrepreneurship. The students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to research and begin a small business. Explores opportunity analysis, startup-expenses, forms of business ownership, site selection, and sources of funding. Students research and compare buying an existing business, starting a new business and franchising. Also review human resources, marketing, management, accounting and legal aspects of business.
    Prerequisites: Completion of ENG* 101  with C- or better
    Offered: Fall, Spring
  
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    BES* 219: Management and Growth - Small Business

    3 Credits
    This course builds upon the knowledge and skills needed to manage and grow a small business. It emphasizes the fundamentals of management specific to a small business owner. The course will review the financial health of the business. It will explore strategic planning and growth. Case studies will be utilized for insight into both successful and unsuccessful businesses.
    Prerequisites: Completion of ENG* 101  with C- or better
    Offered: Spring

Business, Finance

  
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    BFN* 111: Financial Literacy

    3 Credits
    This course will teach students essential decision-making skills they must apply and use to become wise and knowledgeable consumers, savers, investors, users of credit, money managers, citizens, and members of a global workforce and society. This course will use a “hands-on” instructional approach involving techniques such as problem solving, reasoning, simulation, and direct application of the included concepts to the world in which students live. The course is designed to incorporate concepts and skills from mathematics, language arts, social science, applied technology, and character education. (This class may not be used for credit towards program requirements for all business and accounting majors).
    Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENG* 101  or by permission of instructor
    Offered: Occasionally
    Fulfills General Education - Knowledge of Interdisciplinary Studies
  
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    BFN* 120: Investment Basics

    1 Credits
    (Formerly FNCE 150)
    Introduction to the basics of money management: budgeting, saving, and investing. Students will develop an understanding of reconciling bank or brokerage statements, reading stock, bond, and mutual fund listings in The Wall Street Journal, and learning what to look for in a mutual fund prospectus and an annuity contract. Students will also be introduced to various retirement programs (IRA, Keogh, 401k, 403b, etc.).
    Prerequisites: None
    Offered: Occasionally
  
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    BFN* 201: Principles of Finance

    3 Credits
    A study of the principles and techniques of financial management, covering money and capital markets, financial analysis, working capital management, long term financing, time value of money, risk, leverage, and cost of capital.
    Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENG* 101  and completion of ACC* 117  or ACC* 118  with a ‘C’ or better
    Offered: Fall, Spring
 

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