Course List

Principles of Biology -

BIOL 120 B

Instructor: Dr. Marilee A. Ramesh
Block: 2
Time: M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 301
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

An overview of biological science, focusing on the central role of genetics and its connections to the other major areas of study within biology. The first course in a two-semester introductory sequence for biology majors. (Students intending to major in biology or biochemistry should enroll in this course the Fall semester of their freshman year.) Lecture: 3hrs/wk; Laboratory: 3hrs/wk.

General Microbiology -

BIOL 235 A

Instructor: Dr. J. Brooks Crozier
Block: 2
Time: M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 307
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: BIOL-120 and 125 or permission

Catalog Description:

The morphology, taxonomy, ecology, and economic importance of representative microorganisms, with emphasis on bacteria.Human health issues such as sexually transmitted diseases and food safety, and plant health issues will be covered. Mic robiological aspects of water and soil will also be examined. Emphasis in the laboratory will be placed on proper application of microbiological techniques. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.; Laboratory 3 hrs/wk.

Sp Top: Invasion Ecology -

BIOL 245 A

Instructor: Dr. Matthew J. Petersen
Block: 2
Time: M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 402
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: BIOL-120 and 125

Catalog Description:

Study of a special topic in biology not regularly offered. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Accounting Principles II -

BUAD 225 A

Instructor: Mrs. Sharon C. Gibbs
Block: 2
Time: M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: WEST 022
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: BUAD-215

Catalog Description:

Continuation of broad understanding of how accounting principles, accounting pr actices, and financial data assist decis ion makers. Topics include corporations, analysis of accounting information, and managerial accounting, including cost a ccounting, planning, and control. PC app lications are utilized. Lecture: 3 hrs/w k.

Business Analytics -

BUAD 248 A

Instructor: Dr. Christina D. McCart
Block: 2
Time: M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: WEST 117
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: INQ-240, BUAD-218 or BUAD-258, and MATH 111

Catalog Description:

The objective of the course is for students to develop critical thinking and modeling skills which are essential requirements of the business decision making process. Critical thinking will be practiced through problem identification and solution. Problem solution will require the indentification and execution of applicable models and data sets. Thus a main portion of this course will be directed toward determining and finding appropriate data, learning the roles and limitations of different types of modeling tools, and then developing customized models using the appropriate data to solve business problems.

General Chemistry I -

CHEM 111 B

Instructor: Dr. Benjamin P. Huddle, Jr.
Block: 2
Time: M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: TREX 362
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

The introductory course in chemistry. (Required for all chemistry, biochemistry, pre-medical, pre-dental, pharmacy and paramedical students. Recommended for all science majors.) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk.

Physical Chemistry I -

CHEM 331 A

Instructor: Dr. Kelly E. Anderson
Block: 2
Time: M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: TREX 263
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: CHEM-222, MATH-122, and two units of physics

Catalog Description:

The physical aspects of chemical phenomena, including the properties of solids, liquids, gases and solutions; thermodynamics; kinetics; electrochemisry; and elementary quantum theory. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk.

Intermediate Chinese I -

CHIN 201 A

Instructor: Mrs. Rong B. Chang
Block: 2
Time: M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LUCS 210
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: CHIN-102

Catalog Description:

A review of the essentials of Chinese grammar with the introduction of advanced structures, continued development of the four essential skills, and further acquistion of vocabulary. An emphasis will be placed on cultural issues and on conversational skills to handle situations of everyday life and to increase the range of personal expression, inclusion of cultural materials.

Intro to Communication Studies -

COMM 101 C

Instructor: Dr. Anita Turpin
Block: 2
Time: M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: MILL 113
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

Introduction to oral communication and communication theory. Course includes st udy of various communication models and situations and the processes and techniq ues that function within them. It also e xamines cultural, symbolic, and perceptu al variants and their effects on the com munications process. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Communication Theory -

COMM 250 A

Instructor: Dr. Erica F. Cooper
Block: 2
Time: M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: MILL 114
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: COMM-101

Catalog Description:

An introduction to the most important contemporary theories of human communication. This course will explore general issues concerning the nature of theory and communication, the relation between theory and practice, and the influence of culture and gender. Students will critically examine how the communication process contributes to the development of information and meaning, selfhood, interpersonal relationships, social influence, and culture. (1) Lecture: 3hrs/wk.

Journalism -

COMM 319 A

Instructor: Dr. Thomas J. Carter
Block: 2
Time: M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: MILL 112
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: COMM-202 and 250

Catalog Description:

A practical introduction to journalism, with special emphasis on reporting skil ls and writing newspaper news and featur es, broadcast news, and public relations products. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Money and Banking -

ECON 232 A

Instructor: Dr. Garry A. Fleming
Block: 2
Time: M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: WEST 311
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: ECON-121 and 122

Catalog Description:

Money, credit, and the banking system w ith special emphasis on the role of mone y as a determinant of economic activity. Attention is also given to internationa l monetary markets. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Studies in Literary Criticism -

ENGL 390 A

Instructor: Dr. Wendy Larson-Harris
Block: 2
Time: M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: MILL 213
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: RHET-125, ENGL-240 or 250 and one other 200-level ENGL literature course

Catalog Description:

A study of central texts in the history and theory of literary criticism from the Greeks to the present. The course will focus on the ends and means of crtical discussion and writing, the nature of critical theory, and the methods and languages of critical discourse. (1) Lecture: 3hrs/wk.

Elementary French Review -

FREN 150 A

Instructor: Dr. Alison M. Clifton
Block: 2
Time: M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LUCS 127
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: FREN-101 or its equivalent

Catalog Description:

A one semester review of the essentials of French grammar and basic vocabulary to promote listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Emphasis is on developing conversational skills and cultural awareness to handle topics of everyday life in French. This course is designed for students who have studied French previously, but lack sufficient preparation to enter French 201. (1)

Intermediate French I -

FREN 201 B

Instructor: Dr. David O. Scaer
Block: 2
Time: M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LUCS 228
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

A review of grammar. Selected reading, conversation, culture and composition. L ecture: 3 hrs/wk.; Laboratory: 1 hr/wk.

Elementary German I -

GRMN 101 A

Instructor: Staff
Block: 2
Time: M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LUCS 125
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

A study of the fundamental structures o f German, with emphasis on oral proficie ncy and communication. Includes cultural topics. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. for each; La boratory: 1 hr/wk. for each.

Fit for Life: Cardio Kickbox -

HHP 160 J

Instructor: Mrs. Cynthia E. Edmunds
Block: 2
Time: M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: BAST 238
Units: 1/4

Catalog Description:

This course is designed to introduce th e student to health and physical fitness components related to developing a heal thy lifestyle. It will include physical fitness activities, health risk componen ts, assessment, and the development of a personal health and fitness plan. Lectu re: 3 hrs/wk.

The Modern World -

HIST 140 A

Instructor: Dr. Robert A. Willingham
Block: 2
Time: M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: WEST 228
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

This course is a survey of world history from ca. 1800 CE to today, emphasizing a regional and cross-cultural analysis of varying political, economic, social, and religious systems.

Sp. St.: Yucatan -

HIST 290 A

Instructor: Dr. M. Ivonne Wallace Fuentes
Block: 2
Time: M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: WEST 123
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

Investigation of a special topic not re gularly offered, with the topic determin ed by the history faculty. May be repeated for credit with different content. Lecture: 3 hr s/wk.

Global Health Challenges -

HNRS 110 B

Instructor: Dr. Chad T. Morris
Block: 2
Time: M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: TRT 106
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

Introduces students to critical thinking in highereducation, taking as its starting point a focused topic in a scholarly field. Critical inquiry will be taught in the context of careful reading of important intellectual works, as well as inquiry-based writing assignments. Research and collarborative skills will also be developed in am integrative setting designed to promote a student's journey toward a life of critical inquiry. Includes an engagement component that reaches beyond the classroom. (Credit cannot be received for both HNRS 110 and INQ 110.)

The Human Journey -

HNRS 201 A

Instructor: Dr. Jason Hawke
Block: 2
Time: M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: WEST 210
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: HNRS-170

Catalog Description:

A two-semester humanities sequence focu sing on central themes that have been th e driving forces behind human civilizati on. Required of honors students, normall y in the second year.

Contemporary Challenges -

HNRS 411 A

Instructor: Dr. Michael A. Hakkenberg
Block: 2
Time: M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: NEW 106
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: Sr Standing in Honors Program or permission

Catalog Description:

A seminar that requires students to inte grate knowledge and skills acquired prev iously in the Honors Program by analyzin g selected contemporary and future issue s.

First Contact -

INQ 110 I

Instructor: Dr. Marwood Larson-Harris
Block: 2
Time: M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: WEST 125
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

Introduces students to critical thinking in higher education, taking as its starting point a focused topic in a scholarly field. Critical inquiry will be taught in the context of careful reading of important intellectual works, as well as inquiry-based writing assignments. Research and collaborative skills will also be developed in an integrative setting designed to promote a student's journey toward a life of critical inquiry.

Biology in Music -

INQ 110 L

Instructor: Dr. DorothyBelle Poli
Block: 2
Time: M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 305
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

Introduces students to critical thinking in higher education, taking as its starting point a focused topic in a scholarly field. Critical inquiry will be taught in the context of careful reading of important intellectual works, as well as inquiry-based writing assignments. Research and collaborative skills will also be developed in an integrative setting designed to promote a student's journey toward a life of critical inquiry.

Mind and Body -

INQ 110 K

Instructor: Dr. Hans M. Zorn
Block: 2
Time: M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: WEST 216
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

Introduces students to critical thinking in higher education, taking as its starting point a focused topic in a scholarly field. Critical inquiry will be taught in the context of careful reading of important intellectual works, as well as inquiry-based writing assignments. Research and collaborative skills will also be developed in an integrative setting designed to promote a student's journey toward a life of critical inquiry.

Here's to Your Health -

INQ 240 A4

Instructor: Ms. Kathy H. Bauman
Block: 2
Time: M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: MILL 012
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

Provides an inquiry-focused introduction to statistical methodologies. Students will gain an understanding of how decision making is accomplished using modern statistical techniques. Topics include descriptive statistics, graphical methods,estimation, elementary probability and statistical inference; students will apply the techniques of data analysis to data sets and statistical studies that address the course theme.

Here's to Your Health -

INQ 240 A7

Instructor: Dr. Hannah Robbins
Block: 2
Time: M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: MILL 214
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

Provides an inquiry-focused introduction to statistical methodologies. Students will gain an understanding of how decision making is accomplished using modern statistical techniques. Topics include descriptive statistics, graphical methods,estimation, elementary probability and statistical inference; students will apply the techniques of data analysis to data sets and statistical studies that address the course theme.

Classical Heroes and Heroines -

INQ 270 D

Instructor: Ms. Jennifer O. Rosti
Block: 2
Time: M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: MILL 013
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

Develops a sense of historical perspective and the ability to use the methodologies of the humanities or the fine arts by exploring a subject drawn from the period before 1500.

World Pop Music-Global -

INQ 271 G1

Instructor: Staff
Block: 2
Time: M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: OLIN 230
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

Develops a sense of historical perspective and the ability to use the methodologies of the humanities or the fine arts by exploring a subject drawn from the period from 1500 to the present.

What Should We Eat? -

INQ 300 A

Instructor: Dr. Brent A. Adkins
Block: 2
Time: M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: WEST 319
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: Completion of all required 100-level and -200-level INQ courses

Catalog Description:

Asks students to look back on their experiences and their work in the Intellectual Inquiry Curriculum in order to make explicit, meaningful connections to contemporary issues. In addition to individual written assignments, students will work in small groups to research and develop a proposal concerning a concept, approach, or solution to a problem that will be presented in a formal defense.

Powerful Medicine -

INQ 300 B

Instructor: Dr. Gary Hollis
Block: 2
Time: M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: MILL 212
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: Completion of all required 100-level and -200-level INQ courses

Catalog Description:

Asks students to look back on their experiences and their work in the Intellectual Inquiry Curriculum in order to make explicit, meaningful connections to contemporary issues. In addition to individual written assignments, students will work in small groups to research and develop a proposal concerning a concept, approach, or solution to a problem that will be presented in a formal defense.

Math Models/Management Science -

MATH 111 D

Instructor: Mrs. Claire M. Staniunas
Block: 2
Time: M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: OLIN 231
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: May not be taken if credit has been received for Mathematics 112 or higher

Catalog Description:

Theory and application of several mathe matical models used in business and soci al sciences. Topics include matrices, li near programming, functions, limits, and derivatives. May not be taken if credit has been received for Mathematics 112 o r higher. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Calculus II -

MATH 122 A

Instructor: Dr. Karin R. Saoub
Block: 2
Time: M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: TREX 374
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: MATH-121 or MATH-119

Catalog Description:

The analysis of integrals, sequences an d series, parametric equations and their applications for functions of one varia ble. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.; Laboratory: 1.5 hrs/wk.

Fundamental Physics I -

PHYS 103 B

Instructor: Dr. Daniel T. Robb
Block: 2
Time: M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: TREX 372
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

The first half of a full-year elementary physics course using trigonometry, but not calculus, with emphasis on biological applications of physics. (May not be taken for credit by students who have completed Physics 201.) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk.

Electricity and Magnetism -

PHYS 202 A

Instructor: Dr. Rama Balasubramanian
Block: 2
Time: M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: TREX 273
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: PHYS-201 and MATH-122 or MATH-119

Catalog Description:

Continuation of 201; electricity and magnetism, light, and some applications of classical physics. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk.

International Law -

POLI 233 A

Instructor: Staff
Block: 2
Time: M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: WEST 325
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: POLI-101 or permission

Catalog Description:

An examination of the nature, structure, functions, and evolution of the international legal system. The impact of international law in the behavior of international actors and the dynamics of the international system will be explored. (1) Lecture: 3hrs/wk.

Introduction to Psychology -

PSYC 101 B

Instructor: Dr. Lindsey L. Osterman
Block: 2
Time: M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 515
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

An overview of the field of psychology w ith emphasis on basic processes in human behavior. (This course is a prerequisit e for all other courses in the departmen t.) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Social Psychology -

PSYC 325 A

Instructor: Dr. Christopher Buchholz
Block: 2
Time: M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 527
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: PSYC-101 or permission.

Catalog Description:

Study of the influence of people on each other's behavior, including social influence and social interaction. Lecture:3 hrs/wk.

History of Psychology -

PSYC 450 A

Instructor: Dr. Charles E. Early
Block: 2
Time: M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 502
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: Senior standing or permission

Catalog Description:

Examination of the major systems in psyc hology with an emphasis on its 19th-cent ury origins to the present. Lecture: 3 h rs/wk.

Living Religions of the World -

RELG 130 A

Instructor: Staff
Block: 2
Time: M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: WEST 024
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

The major living religions of the world ; their sources, nature, and attempt to deal with certain human problems. Lectur e: 3 hrs/wk.

Introduction to Sociology -

SOCI 101 D

Instructor: Dr. Shannon L. Anderson
Block: 2
Time: M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: TRT 306
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

An introduction to the field of sociolog y with an emphasis on the study of socia l groups and how they influence human be havior and society. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Deviant Behavior -

SOCI 237 A

Instructor: Ms. Diane V. Brogan
Block: 2
Time: M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: TRT 207
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: SOCI-101 or INQ-260SO or permission

Catalog Description:

An examination of the concept of devian ce and the various sociological perspect ives on deviant behavior. Sociological, biological, and psychological theories o f causation are used to study behaviors such as drug addiction and alcoholism, d eviant sexual behavior, and mental illne ss. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Elementary Spanish I -

SPAN 101 B

Instructor: Ms. Iris Myers
Block: 2
Time: M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LUCS 010
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

A study of the essentials of Spanish gr ammar and basic vocabulary to promote sp eaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Emphasis on developing the conve rsational skills and cultural awareness to handle topics of everyday life in Spa nish. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. for each; Labor atory: 1 hr/wk. for each.

Elementary Spanish Review -

SPAN 150 B

Instructor: Staff
Block: 2
Time: M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LUCS 217
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: SPAN-101 or the equivalent. Credit cannot be received for both SPAN-102 and SPAN-150

Catalog Description:

A one-semester review of the essentials of Spanish grammar and basic vocabulary to promote speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Emphasis on developing conversational skills and cultural awareness to handle topics of everyday life in Spanish. (This course is designed for students who have studied Spanish previously, but lack sufficient preparation to enter Intermediate Spanish 201.) Lecture: 3hrs/wk; Laboratory: 1hr/wk.

Intermediate Spanish I -

SPAN 201 A

Instructor: Ms. Sarah G. Hord
Block: 2
Time: M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LUCS 227
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: SPAN 102 or it's equivalent

Catalog Description:

A review of the essentials of Spanish g rammar with the introduction of advanced structures. Continued development of th e four essential skills, and further acq uisition of vocabulary. Emphasis on conv ersational skills to handle situations o f everyday life with increased range of personal expression. Inclusion of cultur al material. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. for each ; Laboratory: 1 hr/wk. for each.

Intermediate Spanish I -

SPAN 201 B

Instructor: Mrs. Christine Stanley
Block: 2
Time: M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LUCS 107
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: SPAN 102 or it's equivalent

Catalog Description:

A review of the essentials of Spanish g rammar with the introduction of advanced structures. Continued development of th e four essential skills, and further acq uisition of vocabulary. Emphasis on conv ersational skills to handle situations o f everyday life with increased range of personal expression. Inclusion of cultur al material. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. for each ; Laboratory: 1 hr/wk. for each.

Spanish Composition -

SPAN 303 A

Instructor: Ms. Carolina I. Viera Echevarria
Block: 2
Time: M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LUCS 207
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: SPAN-202

Catalog Description:

Practice in written expression with an i ntensive review of Spanish grammar. Intr oduction to the principles of Spanish st yle and techniques of formal writing and translation. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Spanish Conversation -

SPAN 304 A

Instructor: Dr. Dolores Flores-Silva
Block: 2
Time: M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LUCS 110
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: SPAN-202

Catalog Description:

Practice in oral self-expression and lis tening comprehension. (This course is fo r non-native speakers of Spanish.) Lectu re: 3 hrs/wk.; Laboratory work.

Adv St Hispanic Lang & Culture -

SPAN 480 A

Instructor: Dr. Lynn K. Talbot
Block: 2
Time: M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LUCS 114
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: SPAN-320 and 323

Catalog Description:

Concentrated study of a special topic or theme of Hispanic language and/or culture as manifested in creative and historical literature, music, art, film, etc.Historical and/or national boundaries ar e crossed whenever the nature of the topic permits. May be repeated for credit with different content. Lecture: 3hrs/wk.