Dec 07, 2022  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Courses


 

EXPL (Experiential Learning)

  
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    EXPL 186 - Service-Learning


    Service-learning involves the integration of academic learning, relevant service with community partners, purposeful civic engagement and structured reflection for the purpose of enriching the learning experience and increasing student involvement in community service. The academic study may be in any discipline. Open to all majors.

    Credits: 1-12


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    EXPL 187 - Study Abroad: Global Learning (C)


    This course will introduce students to studying abroad during college and will discuss topics related to cross-cultural experiences.

    Note
    (C) denotes Common Course

    Credits: 1


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    EXPL 198 - Undergraduate Research/Scholarship (C)


    Independent research problems/projects or scholarship activities. The plan of study is negotiated by the faculty member and student. Contact between the two may be extensive and intensive. Does not include research courses which are theoretical.

    Note
    (C) denotes Common Course

    Credits: 0-12


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    EXPL 287 - Study Abroad: Global Learning (C)


    This course will introduce students to studying abroad during college and will discuss topics related to cross-cultural experiences.

     

    Note
    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 1


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    EXPL 298 - Undergraduate Research/Scholarship (C)


    Independent research problems/projects or scholarship activities. The plan of study is negotiated by the faculty member and student. Contact between the two may be extensive and intensive. Does not include research courses which are theoretical.

    Note
    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 0-12


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    EXPL 387 - Study Abroad: Global Learning (C)


    This course will introduce students to studying abroad during college and will discuss topics related to cross-cultural experiences.

     

    Note
    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 1


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    EXPL 398 - Undergraduate Research/Scholarship (C)


    Independent research problems/projects or scholarship activities. The plan of study is negotiated by the faculty member and student. Contact between the two may be extensive and intensive. Does not include research courses which are theoretical.

    Note
    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 0-12


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    EXPL 486 - Service Learning (C)


    Service learning involves the integration of academic learning, relevant service with community partners, purposeful civic engagement and structured reflection for the purpose of enriching the learning experience and increasing student involvement in community service. The academic study may be in any discipline. Open to all majors.

    Note
    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 0-12


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    EXPL 487 - Study Abroad (C)


    The goal of the course is to track student enrollment in a study abroad experience as well as to award credit for the time and effort necessary in the preparation, culture-learning, and re-entry processes of study abroad.

    Note
    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 0-18


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    EXPL 498 - Undergraduate Research/Scholarship (C)


    Independent research problems/projects or scholarship activities. The plan of study is negotiated by the faculty member and student. Contact between the two may be extensive and intensive. Does not include research courses which are theoretical.

    Note
    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 0-12


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FAMP (Family Medical Practice)

  
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    HSC 340 - Interdisciplinary Approach to Person-Centered Care


    Interdisciplinary Health Care Teams examines interprofessional teamwork which characterizes relationships between professions when providing services and supports to individuals and families. Levels of cooperation, coordination and collaboration among the professions working across various agencies and facilities will be discussed.

    Credits: 3


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FIN (Finance)

  
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    FIN 302 - Financial Literacy


    Financial Literacy is a survey course designed to provide a basic conceptual framework for young adults who want to make good financial choices resulting in wealth creation and financial freedom.  Primary topics include goal setting, budgeting, human capital, risk management, cost/benefit decision making, and problem solving.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Registration restriction: Junior level standing or instructor permission required.

    Credits: 2


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    FIN 411 - Investments (C)


    This course is a thorough study of the equity market including fundamental valuation techniques, asset allocation, the efficient markets hypothesis and its implications, portfolio theory, risk and return, the primary and secondary market mechanisms, security market indicators, and international investing. An overview of the bond market including bond valuation, duration, and bond portfolio management, and an introduction to options, futures, and forward contracts are provided. The vital roles of computer technology and electronic trading are also explored.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisite: BADM 310

    Note
    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 3


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    FIN 412 - Security Analysis (C)


    Security Analysis is a thorough study of portfolio management for individual as well as institutional investors and includes both equity and fixed income analysis. Security valuation and analysis are discussed as well as the topics of asset allocation, efficient diversification, portfolio theory and construction, investment policy, and performance evaluation. The vital roles of computer technology and electronic trading are also explored.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisite: BADM 411

    Note
    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 2-3


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    FIN 413 - Advanced Corporate Finance (C)


    This course utilizes a combination of cases and theory in studying the investment, financing and dividend decisions of the firm. The emphasis is on long-term debt and equity financing as well as managing financial risk.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisite: BADM 310

    Note
    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 3


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    FIN 414 - Financial Derivatives


    This course discusses the basic characteristics of derivative instruments, such as forwards, futures, options, and swaps, and their applications to corporate strategy and risk management as well as to portfolio management. Topics include basic features of futures and options, option strategies, valuation and hedging techniques, financial risk management, and derivatives market mechanisms.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisites: ACCT 210 and 211; BADM 310 and 411

    Credits: 3


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    FIN 415 - Financial Institutions (C)


    This course is an analytical and descriptive survey of financial institutions from a global perspective. Financial institution risk management and the changing financial and regulatory environment are emphasized.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisite: BADM 310

    Note
    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 3


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    FIN 416 - Commercial Bank Management (C)


    This course is an in-depth study of banking institutions, with special emphasis on commercial banks and their connection to the federal reserve system and other financial institutions. A risk management perspective is adopted, and the fast changing global regulatory and financial environments are discussed.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisite: BADM 310

    Note
    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 3


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    FIN 417 - International Finance


    International Finance explores the principles of financial management from an international perspective. Background material on foreign exchange markets and risk is provided, and the theory of foreign exchange markets is discussed. Emphasis is placed on corporate finance for international firms. Both direct and indirect investment as well as financing decisions for multinational corporations are covered.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisites: ACCT 210 and 211, BADM 310

    Credits: 3


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    FIN 418 - Financial Strategy


    Financial Strategy is a study of the development of the theory of value, followed by case studies and empirical analysis of the process of value creation, transfer and destruction. The impact of the rapidly changing, global operating environment and capital markets on strategic financial management is studied. Prerequisite: BADM 310.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisites: ACCT 210 and 211; BADM 310

    Credits: 3


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    FIN 490 - Seminar (C)


    A highly focused and topical course. The format includes student presentations and discussions of reports based on literature, practices, problems, and research. Seminars may be conducted over electronic media, such as internet, and are at the upper division or graduate levels. Enrollment is generally limited to 20 or fewer students.

    Credits: 3


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    FIN 492 - Topics (C)


    A course devoted to a particular issue in a specified field. Course content is not wholly included in the regular curriculum. Guest artists or experts may serve as instructors. Enrollments are usually limited with significant one-on-one student-teacher involvement.

    Credits: 1-4


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FREN (French)

  
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    FREN 101 - Introductory French I (C) [SGR #4]


    Fundamentals of language structure and introduction to French culture enabling students to converse, read, and write simple French. Class work may be supplemented with required aural/oral practice outside of class.

    This course meets System General Education Requirement: SGR #4  

    Note
    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 4


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    FREN 102 - Introductory French II (C) [SGR #4]


    Fundamentals of language structure and introduction to French culture enabling students to converse, read, and write simple French. Class work may be supplemented with required aural/oral practice outside of class.

    This course meets System General Education Requirement: SGR #4 

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisite: FREN 101

    Note
    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 4


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    FREN 201 - Intermediate French I (C) [SGR #4]


    Goals of the introductory course continued. Emphasis on cultural and intellectual aspects of French life and literature. Class work may be supplemented with required aural/oral practice outside of class.

    This course meets System General Education Requirement: SGR #4  

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisite: FREN 102

    Note
    (C) denotes common course; Credit hours changed from 4 to 3 Fall 2016

    Credits: 3


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    FREN 202 - Intermediate French II (C) [SGR #4]


    Continues FREN 201. Laboratory as required.

    This course meets System General Education Requirement: SGR #4  

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisite: FREN 201

    Note
    (C) denotes common course; Credit hours changed from 4 to 3 Fall 2016

    Credits: 3


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    FREN 291 - Independent Study (C)


    Includes directed study, problems, readings, directed readings, special problems and special projects. Student complete individualized plans of study which include significant one-on-one student/teacher involvement. The faculty member and students negotiate the details of the study plans. Enrollments are usually 10 or fewer students. Meetings depending upon the requirements of the topic.

    Note
    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 1-3


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    FREN 310 - French Language Skills (C)


    A video and computer-assisted, advanced level course designed to strengthen and expand oral comprehension, conversation and composition within the context of contemporary French culture.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisite: FREN 202

    Note
    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 3


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    FREN 333 - Topics in Francophone Culture (C)


    Overview of the historical events in Francophone civilizations as they relate to contemporary culture. Second semester emphasizes contemporary Francophone culture and civilization.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisite: FREN 202

    Note
    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 3


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    FREN 350 - Business Communication in French (C)


    An introduction to the language of business and business practices in French-speaking countries. Included are commercial terminology, business forms, office correspondence and the common expressions used in a business setting.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisite: FREN 202

    Note
    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 3


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    FREN 353 - Exploring Literature in French (C)


    Study of literary texts from throughout the French-speaking world.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisite: FREN 202

    Note
    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 3


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    FREN 385 - Travel & Study Abroad in Francophone (C)


     Offered to students engaged in an approved program of studies under faculty supervision. Hours of credit as contracted with instructor and approved by the cooperating institutions.

    Note
    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 1-6


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    FREN 391 - Independent Study (C)


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

    Note
    (C) Denotes a common course

    Credits: 1-3


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    FREN 392 - Topics (C)


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

    Note
    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 1-3


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    FREN 450 - Business French II (C)


    An advanced course in the language of business in French-speaking countries. Graded readings in commerce and marketing, finance and accounting, and economics.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisite: FREN 202

    Note
    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 3


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    FREN 491 - Independent Study (C)


    Includes directed study, problems, readings, directed readings, special problems and special projects. Students complete individualized plans of study which include significant one-on-one student/teacher involvement. The faculty member and students negotiate the details of the study plans. Enrollments are usually 10 or fewer students. Meetings depending upon the requirements of the topic.

    Note
    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 1-3


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    FREN 492 - Topics (C)


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

    Note
    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 1-3


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GFA (General Fine Arts)

  
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    GFA 101 - Introduction to Fine Arts [SGR #4]


    This course explores how and why the arts exist. Drama, dance, literature, music, visual arts, etc., are examined as inventions for sharing experiences.

    This course meets System General Education Requirement: SGR #4  

    Credits: 3


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GS (General Studies)

  
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    GS 100 - University Experience (C)


    The primary purpose of this course is to help students transition successfully to the university. The focus of the course will be to familiarize students with campus resources and to facilitate their engagement in the university experience. Through group discussions with a faculty mentor, students will develop critical thinking and social interaction skills to prepare them for the academic environment. Students will become active participants in the university community. Course content will include access to university resources, college policies, role of the academic advisor, student support services, and university academic requirements.

    Note
    (C) denotes Common Course

    Credits: 0-1


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    GS 491 - Independent Study (C)


    Students complete individualized plans of study which include significant one-on-one student-teacher involvement. The faculty member and students negotiate the details of the study plans. Enrollments are usually 10 or fewer students. Meetings depend upon the requirements of the topic.

    Note
    (C) denotes common course. BGS Capstone

    Credits: 1-3


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GEOG (Geography)

  
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    GEOG 205 - Environmental Earth Science


    Considers general concepts of the earth sciences and their relationships to use of the natural environment.

    Note
    A course for non-majors with limited earth science background.

    Cross-listed: ESCI 205


    Credits: 3


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    GEOG 210 - World Regional Geography (C) [SGR #3]


    A survey of the Earth from a broad global framework through the differentiation of the world in terms of both natural and human environmental features and characteristics on a regional basis.

    This course meets System General Education Requirement: SGR #3 

    Note
    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 3


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GEOL (Geology)

  
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    GEOL 461 - Invertebrate Paleontology (C)


    A systematic study of the structure and classification of selected invertebrate Taxa. The course will provide a useful tool for field and laboratory work involving fossil-bearing rocks and will form a background for advanced work in paleontology or paleontological stratigraphy.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course corequisite: GEOL 461L

    Note
    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 3-4


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    GEOL 461L - Invertebrate Paleontology Laboratory (C)


    Laboratory to accompany GEOL 461.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course corequisite: GEOL 461

    Note
    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 0


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GER (German)

  
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    GER 101 - Introductory German I (C) [SGR #4]


    Becoming sensitized to authentic listening, speaking, reading, writing and culture skills at the elementary level. Introduction to basic functional grammar and sentence structure.

    This course meets System General Education Requirement: SGR #4  

    Note
    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 4


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    GER 102 - Introductory German II (C) [SGR #4]


    Continued emphasis on authentic listening, speaking, reading, writing, and culture skills at the elementary level.

    This course meets System General Education Requirement: SGR #4  

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisite: GER 101

    Note
    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 4


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    GER 201 - Intermediate German I (C) [SGR #4]


    Develop active listening skills, functional language skills, reading skills related to student learners immediate environment, guided free writing and understanding of interrelationships of language and culture.

    This course meets System General Education Requirement: SGR #4  

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisites: GER 101 and 102

    Note
    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 3


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    GER 202 - Intermediate German II (C) [SGR #4]


    Develop interactive listening and speaking skills toward initiating and responding to simple statements and questions, ability to understand selected descriptive readings to include literature of various types, and continued refinement of language and culture, traditions, customs, folklore, etc.

    This course meets System General Education Requirement: SGR #4  

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisites: GER 101 and 102 and 201

    Note
    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 3


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    GER 291 - Independent Study (C)


    Includes directed study, problems, readings, directed readings, special problems, and special project.  Students complete individualized plans of study which include significant one-on-one student-teacher involvement.  The faculty member and students negotiate the details of the study plans.  Enrollments are usually 10 or fewer students.  Meetings depend upon the requirements of the topic.

    Note
    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 3


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    GER 302 - Translating German


    This course provides experience in translation from German into English (or, as appropriate, from English into German). Initial focus on specific structural and grammatical issues that make the translation of German texts more difficult, followed by units covering the basic areas of translation: genealogical, literary, technical. Experience using online dictionaries, reference works, forums, and how to approach difficult passages and translation problems.

    Note
    Delivered in cooperative program with NSU and SDSU.

    Credits: 3


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    GER 311 - Composition & Conversation I (C)


    Oral and written work. Grammar review and composition; emphasis on German conversation.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisite: GER 202

    Note
    May be taken concurrently with GER 411.

    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 2


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    GER 312 - Composition & Conversation II (C)


    Oral and written work. Grammar review and composition; emphasis on German conversation.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisite: GER 202

    Note
    May be taken concurrently with GER 412.

    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 2


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    GER 380 - Deutschland Heute (C)


    An examination of contemporary German society, politics, country and people. Taught in German.

    Note
    (C) Denotes common course.
    Course delivered in cooperative program with NSU and SDSU.

    Credits: 3


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    GER 391 - Independent Study (C)


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

    Note
    (C) Denotes a common course

    Credits: 1-3


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    GER 392 - Topics (C)


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

    Credits: 1-4


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    GER 410 - Focus on German Grammar (C)


    Intensive study of challenging grammatical features of Standard German. Students will review important grammar concepts and apply them in various forms in writing and speech.

    Note
    Effective Fall 2013 USD will have Authority to Offer.
    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 3


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    GER 411 - Advanced Composition & Conversation I (C)


    Conversational work, oral reports, discussion, diction.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisite: GER 202

    Note
    May be taken concurrently with GER 311.

    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 3


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    GER 412 - Advanced Composition & Conversation II (C)


    Conversational work, oral reports, discussion, diction.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisite: GER 202

    Note
    May be taken concurrently with GER 312.

    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 3


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    GER 433 - German Civilization I (C)


    The culture of the German-speaking countries from beginning to modern times including literary and artistic trends, governmental structures, and the life and customs of the people. Reading and discussions in German.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisite: GER 202

    Note
    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 3


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    GER 434 - German Civilization II (C)


    The culture of the German-speaking countries from the beginning to the 18th century and then to modern times including literary and artistic trends, and customs. Reading and discussion in German.

    Note
    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 3


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    GER 453 - Survey of German Literature I (C)


    Main currents of German literature from the earliest times to the age of Goethe.

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 3


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    GER 454 - Survey of German Literature II (C)


    The main currents of German literature from Romanticism to the present.

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 3


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    GER 455 - German Film (C)


    An exploration of German film from its inception to the present, with research and discussion of the interrelationship between film and historical experience.

    Note
    Effective fall 2013 USD has Authority to Offer.
    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 3


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    GER 460 - Study and Travel Abroad (C)


    Designed for students who wish to complement travel in a German-speaking country with a formal plan of study. Number of credits determined by level and performance expectancy. Students must present for approval an outline of a proposed study/travel project.

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 1-12


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    GER 491 - Independent Study (C)


    Includes directed study, problems, readings, directed readings, special problems and special projects. Students complete individualized plans of study which include significant one-on-one student/teacher involvement. The faculty member and students negotiate the details of the study plans. Enrollments are usually 10 or fewer students. Meetings depending upon the requirements of the topic.

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 1-3


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    GER 492 - Topics (C)


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

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 3


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GREE (Greek)

  
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    GREE 101 - Elementary Greek (C) [SGR #4]


    Initial study of classical Greek language. Selected Greek readings in the second semester, including New Testament if desired.

    This course meets System General Education Requirement: SGR #4 

    Note
    (C) denotes Common Course

    Credits: 4


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    GREE 102 - Advanced Elementary Greek [SGR #4]


    Initial study of classical Greek language. Selected Greek readings in the second semester, including New Testament if desired.

    This course meets System General Education Requirement: SGR #4 

    Credits: 4


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    GREE 107 - Modern Greek I


      An initial study of the current, living tongue of the Greek people. Designed to enable English-speaking students to understand modern spoken Greek, to converse in that language in ordinary daily situations and to read simple Greek.

    Note
    Registration restriction: Instructor consent

    May be taken in any semester or in successive years, but not to exceed four hours of credit

    Credits: 2


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    GREE 191 - Independent Study (C)


    Students complete individualized plans of study which include significant one-on-one student-teacher involvement. The faculty member and students negotiate the details of the study plans. Enrollments are usually 10 or fewer students. Meetings depend upon the requirements of the topic.

    Note
    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 1-4


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    GREE 291 - Independent Study (C)


    Students complete individualized plans of study which include significant one-on-one student-teacher involvement. The faculty member and students negotiate the details of the study plans. Enrollments are usually 10 or fewer students. Meetings depend upon the requirements of the topic.

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 1-3


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    GREE 292 - Topics (C)


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

    Note
    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 1-4


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    GREE 491 - Independent Study (C)


    Includes directed study, problems, readings, directed readings, special problems and special projects. Students complete individualized plans of study which include significant one-on-one student/teacher involvement. The faculty member and students negotiate the details of the study plans. Enrollments are usually 10 or fewer students. Meetings depending upon the requirements of the topic.

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 1-3


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HLTH (Health)

  
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    HLTH 103 - Personal Health (C)


    The dynamics of health in modern life in a rapidly changing world; modern concepts of health, disease, and longevity; current medical findings relative to emotional health, human sexuality, family planning, disease control, environmental health, and quackery are included.

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 3


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    HLTH 201 - ATOD Prevention Education (C)


    Concepts and analysis of vital issues related to drug use, misuse, and abuse. Educational principles related to teaching about drug education and counseling considerations in these problem areas are addressed.

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 2


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    HLTH 250 - Pre-Professional First Aid & CPR (C)


    Instruction of those who are frequently in a position to provide first aid/CPR and emergency care. Provides essential knowledge and skills needed to develop the functional first aid/CPR capabilities required by basic first responders, including nurses, teachers, athletic trainers, and other special interest groups.

    Note
    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 2


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    HLTH 300 - Foundations of Health Education


    A comprehensive study of the historical, educational, social, and political foundations of health education, the roles and responsibilities of the health education specialist, professional associations and career opportunities in health education.

    Credits: 3


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    HLTH 320 - Community Health (C)


    This course presents the structural organization, functional roles, and political foundations of public and private health agencies relative to community health. The roles and responsibilities of community health educators and professional associations/career opportunities receive particular attention.

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 3


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    HLTH 362 - P-8 Health & First Aid/Safety


    The course is designed to acquaint the student with materials and methods for teaching health and safety preschool through grade 8. The role of the teacher in terms of safety, first aid/CPR and accident for children will be presented. Other discussions pertinent to health services, the school environment, the role of health agencies, and administration of the health program will be included.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisite: HLTH 103

    Credits: 3


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    HLTH 410 - Current Issues in Health (C)


    A study of the place of health education in the educational curriculum. Problems pertinent to the field of health education will be discussed.

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 3


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    HLTH 421 - Sexuality Education: Curricula and Teaching Techniques


    Concepts and analysis of vital issues related to sex education. Educational principles related to teaching about sex education and counseling considerations in this controversial area are addressed.

    Credits: 2


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    HLTH 422 - Nutrition (C)


    This course investigates the science of food relative to human performance, nutrition, and health education. Areas of emphasis include nutrient chemistry, function, and interactions; energy consumption and metabolism; and resources for nutrition education.

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 3


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    HLTH 461 - Teaching Middle/High School Health


    Presentation of subject matter suitable for units, lesson plans and special projects for teaching health at the middle school and high school level. Methods and techniques of teaching health education are explored.

    Cross-listed: SEED 461

    Credits: 3


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    HLTH 491 - Independent Study (C)


    Includes directed study, problems, readings, directed readings, special problems and special projects. Students complete individualized plans of study which include significant one-on-one student/teacher involvement. The faculty member and students negotiate the details of the study plans. Enrollments are usually 10 or fewer students. Meetings depending upon the requirements of the topic.

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 1-4


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    HLTH 493 - Workshop (C)


    Special, intense sessions in specific topic areas. Approximately 45 hours of work is required for each hour of credit. Workshops may vary in time range but typically use a compressed time period for delivery. They may include lectures, conferences, committee work, and group activity.

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 1-3


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    HLTH 498 - Undergrad Research/Scholarship (C)


    Includes senior project, and capstone experience. Independent research problems/projects or scholarship activities. The plan of study is negotiated by the faculty member and the student. Contact between the two may be extensive and intensive. Does not include research courses which are theoretical.

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 0-12


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    HSC 292 - Topics (C)


    A course devoted to a particular issue in a specified field. Course content is not wholly included in the regular curriculum. Guest artists or experts may serve as instructors. Enrollments are usually limited with significant one-on-one student-teacher involvement.

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    (C) Denotes a common course.

    Credits: 1-5


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    HSC 491 - Independent Study (C)


    Students complete individualized plans of study which include significant one-on-one student-teacher involvement. The faculty member and students negotiate the details of the study plans. Enrollments are usually 10 or fewer students. Meetings depend upon the requirements of the topic.

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    (C) Denotes a common course

    Credits: 1-4


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HSAD (Health Services Administration)

  
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    HSAD 305 - Health Service Systems (C)


    Health Service Systems introduces the student to the health services delivery system, provides a historical perspective of development and describes major elements of modern systems. Also included are the roles of consumers, institutions, manpower, and government as they interact in the system.

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 3


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    HSAD 325 - Gerontology & Long Term Care (C)


    Gerontology and Long Term Care is designed to provide the student with information regarding fundamental management principles and special concerns and problems of long term care and, in addition, to practice the application of this knowledge through the use of case studies and assignments.

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 3


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    HSAD 330 - Special Populations


    This course invites critical examination of vulnerable populations in the health services system relative to the causes of vulnerability and the prevailing ideologies in society, with special focus on race, ethnicity, culture, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, social and economic status, and political ideology. 

    Credits: 3


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    HSAD 340 - Insurance in the Health Services System


    This course is a detailed study of the traditional and emerging roles for health insurance in the U.S. health services system.  This course explores business strategies necessary to compete in the health services insurance industry.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Prerequisites: HSAD 305

    Credits: 3


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    HSAD 350 - Health Services Administration Law and Policy


    This course presents the formation, implementation, and operation of health care policies and regulations as well as a review of contemporary jurisprudence governing the U.S. health services system. This course emphasizes the relationship and impact of policy-making and regulations to health service organizations. Tactical issues and ethical rules of conduct within health service operations with a focus on achieving quality health care and legal compliance will be discussed.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Pre- or Co-requisites: HSAD 305 & BADM 350

    Credits: 3


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    HSAD 400 - Health Services Administration and Epidemiology


    Health Services Administration and Epidemiology introduces students to basic epidemiologic concepts, including determinants of health and patterns of disease in populations, population health descriptive techniques, use of health indicators and secondary data sources, and research designs. Students will gain an understanding of the role of epidemiology in developing prevention strategies and policy relevant to the unique interaction of communities, licensed health professionals, and a variety of regulatory and health services organizations.

    Credits: 3


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    HSAD 406 - Quality in Health Care


    This course will focus on health care quality and patient safety management in the United States with emphasis on continuous quality improvement and team building. It is designed to introduce the fundamentals of quality improvement, quality measures, evaluation of quality, and patient safety to health services leaders. Topics to be examined include the history of quality, leaders and trends in health care quality and patient safety, measure and measurement development, analysis of quality practice variation in different health care environments, leadership responsibilities and administrative structures in respect to production and service quality.

    Credits: 3


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    HSAD 407 - Global Health Care Systems


    This course explores the four basic global health care systems that exist in the world. Specific topics will cover the three basic goals of a health care system: keeping people healthy, treating the sick, and methods to finance health care.  The course will explore health care systems based on each country’s unique culture, economy, and resources.

    Credits: 3


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    HSAD 410 - Health Services Finance


    Health Services Finance provides students with a foundation of financial principles for decision-making in health services organizations.   Topics include the historical development of funding and financing of health care services.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisite: HSAD 305 & BADM 310 or equivalent

    Credits: 3


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    HSAD 411 - Financial Management of Long Term Care


    This course addresses the financial management of nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, home health care agencies and other long-term care businesses. While narrow in its focus on long-term care, it is comprehensive in assembling the financial tools needed to quantify a strategic plan, develop a budget, implement and monitor budget performance, and merge clinical practice with reimbursement requirements. It is a specialty subset within the complex field of healthcare finance.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisite: HSAD 305

    Credits: 3


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    HSAD 420 - Advanced Long-Term Care Administration


    Advanced Long-Term Care Administration continues and further develops the theory and practice of long-term care administration. Emphasis is placed on review and preparation for the licensing examination of the National Association of Boards of Examiners for Nursing Home Administration.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisite: HSAD 325

    Credits: 3


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    HSAD 425 - Health Services Administration & Policy (C)


    Health Services Administration and Policy presents the formation and operation of public health care policies. This course emphasizes the relationship and impact of policy making to health care organizations and their services. Tactical issues of health services operations with a focus on achieving quality health care will be discussed.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisite: HSAD 305

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 3


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