Course List

Principles of Biology -

BIOL 120 D

Instructor: Staff
Block: 5
Time: M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM
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.

Principles of Biology -

BIOL 120 F

Instructor: Staff
Block: 3
Time: M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM
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.

Principles of Biology Lab -

BIOL 120L 4

Instructor: Staff
Time: Th 8:30AM-11:30AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 310

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 seque nce for biology majors. (Students intending to major in biology or biochemistryshould enroll in this course the Fall semester of their freshman year.) Lecture: 3hrs/wk; Laboratory: 3hrs/wk.

Principles of Biology Lab -

BIOL 120L 3

Instructor: Staff
Time: W 2:20PM-5:20PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 310

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 seque nce for biology majors. (Students intending to major in biology or biochemistryshould enroll in this course the Fall semester of their freshman year.) Lecture: 3hrs/wk; Laboratory: 3hrs/wk.

Principles of Biology Lab -

BIOL 120L E3

Instructor: Staff
Time: W 6:00PM-9:00PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 310

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 seque nce for biology majors. (Students intending to major in biology or biochemistryshould enroll in this course the Fall semester of their freshman year.) Lecture: 3hrs/wk; Laboratory: 3hrs/wk.

Genetics Lab -

BIOL 315L E1

Instructor: Staff
Time: Th 6:00PM-9:00PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 410

Catalog Description:

A study of the principles of Mendelian, population, and molecular genetics.

Special Topics: Cancer -

BIOL 345 A

Instructor: Staff
Time: T 2:50PM-5:50PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 410
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: Department permission

Catalog Description:

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

Promotion Management -

BUAD 363 A

Instructor: Staff
Block: 5
Time: M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: WEST 319
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: BUAD-233 or permission

Catalog Description:

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the principles and problems faced in the area of promotion management. Students will gain understanding and practice in the development of an advertising campaign; the use of sales promotion tools; and issues in regulation, ethics, and cultural impact of those activities. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Res. Methods in Public Affairs -

CJUS 209 B

Instructor: Staff
Time: T/Th 1:00PM-4:20PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: WEST 131
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: POLI-101 and one other course in the major, ENVI-250, or permission

Catalog Description:

An examination of the research methodologies and techniques used in the study of public policy and politics. The course emphasizes both qualitative and quantitative methods. The lab focuses on statistical applications. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Principles, Micro -

ECON 121 C

Instructor: Staff
Block: 3
Time: M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: OLIN 230
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

An introduction to contemporary economic discourse with an emphasis on the pricing mechanism, production, competitive and imperfectly competitive markets, game theory, poverty and inequality, public economics and global trade. (1)

Economics and the Environment -

ECON 287 E

Instructor: Staff
Time: W 5:45PM-8:45PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: WEST 210
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

This course deals with various approaches to the relationship between economic activity and the environment, with an emphasis on examples drawn from various envirmnmental issues and regions in our globalized world.

Intermed Theory: Microeconomic -

ECON 321 A

Instructor: Staff
Block: 4
Time: M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: OLIN 230
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: ECON-121; MATH-111 or 112 or 121 or 118

Catalog Description:

In-depth coverage of contemporary economic discourse, with an emphasis on the pricing mechanism, competitive and imperfectly competitive markets, game theory, the distribution of income, and public economics. (1)

Student Teaching PreK-12 -

EDUC 492 A

Instructor: Staff
Term: 2014FA
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: VCLA and Praxis I math completed successfully or have met the SAT/ACT established pass score, Praxis II completed successfully, EDUC-338 or competency, background check, 2.5 GPA (overall, licensure area content courses, and edcuation/psychology licensure courses) and approval

Catalog Description:

Examination of the processes and strategies necessary to teach effectively in the public or department approved, accredited independent school: planning and implementing instruction, managing classrooms, and collaborating successfully with teachers, administrators, and parents.

Student Teaching PreK-12 -

EDUC 492 B

Instructor: Staff
Term: 2014FA
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: VCLA and Praxis I math completed successfully or have met the SAT/ACT established pass score, Praxis II completed successfully, EDUC-338 or competency, background check, 2.5 GPA (overall, licensure area content courses, and edcuation/psychology licensure courses) and approval

Catalog Description:

Examination of the processes and strategies necessary to teach effectively in the public or department approved, accredited independent school: planning and implementing instruction, managing classrooms, and collaborating successfully with teachers, administrators, and parents.

Elementary Ancient Greek I -

GREK 101 A

Instructor: Staff
Block: 6
Time: M/W/F 2:20PM-3:20PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: WEST 125
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

A study of the fundamentals of Classical Greek, with emphasis on grammar, vocabulary, and translation. Students will also read a selected text in translation as an introduction to the cultural life of ancient Greece. (1, 1)

Elementary German I -

GRMN 101 B

Instructor: Staff
Block: 4
Time: M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM
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.

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.

Cont Issues in Sports Mgmt. -

HHP 225 A

Instructor: Staff
Block: 9
Time: T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LUCS 228
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: HHP-221 or permission

Catalog Description:

A study of the sports industry through examination of problems and issues faced by contemporary sport mana gers. Unique characteristics of sport and resulting social and ethical responsibilities of sport managers are discussed.

Introduction to Public History -

HIST 205 A

Instructor: Staff
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: WEST 319
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

This course uses a combination of scholarship, practice, and theory to introduce the bourgeoning field of Public History. Special focus will be given to museums, archives, oral history, cultural landscapes, and controversial topics.(1)

Issues in Modern America -

HIST 370 A

Instructor: Staff
Block: 12
Time: T/Th 2:50PM-4:20PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: WEST 319
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: HIST-300 or permission

Catalog Description:

An examination of issues of significance to the period. May be repeated for credit with different content. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Res. Methods in Public Affairs -

I.R. 209 B

Instructor: Staff
Time: T/Th 1:00PM-4:20PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: WEST 131
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: POLI-101 and one other course in the major, ENVI-250, or permission

Catalog Description:

An examination of the research methodologies and techniques used in the study of public policy and politics. The course emphasizes both qualitative and quantitative methods. The lab focuses on statistical applications. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Who Or What Is God? -

INQ 110 J3

Instructor: Staff
Block: 5
Time: M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: WEST 022
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.

Who Or What Is God? -

INQ 110 J2

Instructor: Staff
Block: 3
Time: M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: WEST 111
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.

American Film -

INQ 110 JJ

Instructor: Staff
Block: 4
Time: M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: WEST 111
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.

Psychology in the Media -

INQ 260PY B1

Instructor: Staff
Block: 4
Time: M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 515
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

Introduces the methodologies of the social sciences through an inquiry-focused approach to a topic. The course seeks to develop students' critical thinking skills through the exploration and application of social scientific methods. Individual sections will be taught in a particular discipline.

Psychology in the Media -

INQ 260PY B2

Instructor: Staff
Block: 6
Time: M/W/F 2:20PM-3:20PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 301
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

Introduces the methodologies of the social sciences through an inquiry-focused approach to a topic. The course seeks to develop students' critical thinking skills through the exploration and application of social scientific methods. Individual sections will be taught in a particular discipline.

Myth, Philosophy, and Nature -

INQ 270 F

Instructor: Staff
Block: 5
Time: M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: WEST 123
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.

The Silk Road-Global -

INQ 270 G3

Instructor: Staff
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: WEST 022
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.

The Silk Road-Global -

INQ 270 G4

Instructor: Staff
Block: 12
Time: T/Th 2:50PM-4:20PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: WEST 022
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 G2

Instructor: Staff
Block: 6
Time: M/W/F 2:20PM-3:20PM
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.

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.

Applied Studies: Woodwinds -

MUSA 103 A1

Instructor: Staff
Term: 2014FA
Units: 1/4

Catalog Description:

Applied music instruction includes voic e, keyboard, instrumental, and compositi on lessons. Each lesson is one hour per week.

Applied Studies: Percussion -

MUSA 103 D1

Instructor: Staff
Term: 2014FA
Units: 1/4

Catalog Description:

Applied music instruction includes voic e, keyboard, instrumental, and compositi on lessons. Each lesson is one hour per week.

Music in Culture -

MUSC 240 A

Instructor: Staff
Block: 4
Time: M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: OLIN 240
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

An exploration of the role of music in cultures around the world and throughout history, introducing students to the discipline ethnomusicology. Emphasis willbe placed on two aspects of musical culture: non-western (World) music and American popular music. The course includes a fieldwork component. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Fundamental Physics I Lab -

PHYS 103L 4

Instructor: Staff
Time: Th 2:50PM-5:50PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: TREX 274

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 betaken for credit by students who have co mpleted Physics 201.) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk.

Intro. to Political Science -

POLI 101 A

Instructor: Staff
Block: 4
Time: M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LUCS 210
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

An introduction to the science of American and global politics with emphasis on concepts, methods, and principles. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

State and Local Government -

POLI 201 A

Instructor: Staff
Block: 6
Time: M/W/F 2:20PM-3:20PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: WEST 216
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: POLI-101, or ENVI-250, or permission

Catalog Description:

An examination of the politics, structu res, and policies of American state and local governments. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Res. Methods in Public Affairs -

POLI 209 B

Instructor: Staff
Time: T/Th 1:00PM-4:20PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: WEST 131
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: POLI-101 and at least one other course in the major or ENVI-250, sophomore status, or permission

Catalog Description:

An examination of the research methodologies and techniques used in the study of public policy and politics. The course emphasizes both qualitative and quantitative methods. The lab focuses on statistical applications. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Compara Polit Sys: Latin Amer -

POLI 225 A

Instructor: Staff
Block: 10
Time: T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIB 01
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: POLI-101 or permission

Catalog Description:

The government and politics of Latin Am erica, including Central America and the Caribbean. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

International Politics -

POLI 231 A

Instructor: Staff
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: WEST 325
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: POLI-101 or permission

Catalog Description:

An examination of the nature of the int ernational political system, the perspec tives and behaviors of nation-states, an d the role and influence of both intergo vernmental organizations and non-governm ental actors. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

International Organizations -

POLI 232 A

Instructor: Staff
Block: 12
Time: T/Th 2:50PM-4:20PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: WEST 325
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: Permission

Catalog Description:

An examination of global, regional, and functional organizations. The nature an d functions of both governmental and non -governmental institutions will be discu ssed. A model United Nations Security Co uncil simulation exercise is an integral course component. Lecture: 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.

Public Policy -

POLI 250 A

Instructor: Staff
Block: 3
Time: M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: WEST 117
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: POLI-101

Catalog Description:

An examination of the scope, nature and outcomes of the American public policy decision-making process. Lecture: 3 hrs/ wk.

Child Development -

PSYC 210 A

Instructor: Staff
Block: 12
Time: T/Th 2:50PM-4:20PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 502
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: PSYC-101 or permission.

Catalog Description:

Behavior and development of the child fr om conception to puberty. Lecture: 3 hrs /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.

Elementary Spanish Review -

SPAN 150 G

Instructor: Staff
Block: 5
Time: M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LUCS 227
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.

Elementary Spanish Review -

SPAN 150 J

Instructor: Staff
Block: 5
Time: M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: MILL 214
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.

Elementary Spanish Review -

SPAN 150 C

Instructor: Staff
Block: 3
Time: M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: NEW 106
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.

Elementary Spanish Review -

SPAN 150 I

Instructor: Staff
Block: 6
Time: M/W/F 2:20PM-3:20PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LUCS 207
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.

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.