Dec 10, 2022  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Courses


 

NURS (Nursing)

  
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    NURS 330 - Designer, Coordinator & Manager of Care II


    This course builds on the assimilation of the generalist role as designer, coordinator, manager of care, emphasizing the essential knowledge, skills and attitudes inherent in the provision of care and wellness promotion. Concepts associated with health and wellness that broaden clinical reasoning skills in the implementation of primary and secondary nursing interventions to individuals and families are emphasized.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Prerequisites: NURS 320, NURS 321.

    Co-requisite: Must be taken concurrently with NURS 331.

    Credits: 7


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    NURS 331 - Designer, Coordinator & Manager of Care Integration Seminar II


    This seminar further develops critical reflection in the integration of concepts for post clinical learning that emphasizes application to practice, and fosters the learner’s clinical imagination, ability to “think like a nurse,” and clinical judgment for designing, coordinating and managing patient care to individuals and families across lifespan.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Co-Requisites: Must be taken concurrently with NURS 330.

    Credits: 1


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    NURS 340 - Interdisciplinary Evidence-Based Care


    This course is designed to assist health professionals in developing a foundational understanding of principles and models of evidence-based practice. In collaboration with other healthcare team members, students participate in collection, documentation, interpretation, and dissemination of evidence for informing decision making and improving the quality indicators affecting health outcomes.

    Credits: 3


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    NURS 342 - Information Management and Technology Application


    This course analyzes the use of information management and patient care technology to provide safe and effective quality care. The emphasis is on evaluating information systems that guide clinical decision making.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Registration restriction: RN-BSN students only

    Credits: 3


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    NURS 350 - Research & Evidence-Based Practice


    Focus on research as a systematic process for application and evaluation of scientific evidence. Identification of practice issues, appraisal, translation, evaluation and integration of evidence into practice will be emphasized. The course provides a foundation for more complex applications at the graduate level.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Registration restricted to students in the following programs:  R.N.-B.S.N., and B.S.N.

    Credits: 3


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    NURS 352 - Pharmacology


    This course is required for the RN-BSN program. This course will study drug classifications, emphasizing pharmacodynamics in the care of children and adults. Students will analyze pharmacological problems and plan nursing care to support treatment and avoid or alleviate iatrogenic problems of drug therapy.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Registration restriction: pre-RN-BSN, RN-BSN, or BSN majors only.

    Credits: 3


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    NURS 362 - Leadership and Professionalism


    This course focuses on the essential baccalaureate nursing roles of leadership and professionalism. Within this course the student will examine systems leadership and professional values and their associated behaviors to the practice of nursing.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Registration restriction: RN-BSN students only

    Credits: 4


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    NURS 382 - Nursing Practice in a Global Society


    This course focuses on understanding how global issues impact professional nursing practice. Within this course the student will examine nursing practice issues in a global context, concepts of social justice, and genetic factors of health populations.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Registration restriction: RN-BSN students only

    Credits: 3


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    NURS 383 - Physical Assessment Across Lifespan


    This course is designed to provide the theoretical knowledge and application of assessment skills necessary to perform comprehensive health assessments of individuals across the lifespan.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Registration restricted to students in the following programs: R.N.-B.S.N., and B.S.N.

    Credits: 2-3


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    NURS 415 - Organizational Systems Leadership & Informatics


    This course emphasizes use of effective leadership skills in organizational systems. The use of informatics in the ethical management of data, information, knowledge, and technology to communicate effectively; provide safe and effective care; and use research and clinical evidence to inform practice decisions will be highlighted.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Prerequisites: NURS 311, NURS 330, NURS 331, (or permission by program director)

    Credits: 3


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    NURS 430 - Interdisciplinary Evidence Based Care


    This course is designed to assist health professionals in developing a foundational understanding of principles and models of evidence-based practice. In collaboration with other healthcare team members, students participate in collection, documentation, interpretation, and dissemination of evidence for informing decision making and improving the quality indicators affecting health outcomes.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Pre-requisites/ Registration Restrictions: approval from Student’s Academic Advisor

    Credits: 3


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    NURS 440 - Designer, Coordinator & Manager of Care III


    This course expounds on previous concepts and fosters further development of the roles of the professional nurse in end of life care. Implementing primary, secondary and tertiary levels of care, this course focuses on the chronic disease processes, broadening the depth and breadth of nursing care within the interprofessional team.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Prerequisites: NURS 330, NURS 331.

    Co-Requisite: Must be taken concurrently with NURS 441.

    Credits: 7


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    NURS 441 - Designer, Coordinator & Manager of Care Integration Seminar III


    This course further develops critical reflection in the integration of concepts for post clinical learning that emphasizes application for baccalaureate professional practice, fosters clinical imagination and the ability to “think like a nurse” through pattern recognition and clinical judgment in designing, coordinating and managing patient care, with particular emphasis with families and individuals nearing the end of life.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Co-Requisites: Must be taken concurrently with NURS 440.

    Credits: 2


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    NURS 450 - Baccalaureate Nursing Roles Synthesis


    This course includes the synthesis and application of knowledge and skill refinement inherent in caring for patients. The emphasis is on demonstrating in a current practice setting the understanding of variations in care, increased complexity of patients and the use of healthcare resources required of the generalist nurse.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Registration restriction: RN-BSN students only

    Credits: 4


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    NURS 470 - Population Based Health Promotion & Disease Prevention


    This course focuses on the essential elements of baccalaureate nursing practice where aggregate, community, or population is the unit of care. Within the course, students will examine health, social, spiritual, political and environmental issues in a global context as interrelated phenomena impacting human life. The concept of social justice is explored from the perspective of policy development, education and resource allocation from a local to international perspective.

    Credits: 3


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    NURS 471 - Clinical Prevention and Population Health


    Students will understand how global issues, developments, and ideas affect their lives and those of others. This course focuses on identifying and implementing evidence-based Healthy People initiatives across the lifespan as an essential component of professional nursing practice. Students participate in activities and collaborate with community partners to implement health promotion, community education, and outcomes analysis for population health to achieve the highest level of health possible. The practicum focuses on developing the baccalaureate nursing role in population-focused nursing in a global context.

    Note
    New course spring 2015.

    Credits: 5


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    NURS 475 - Population-Based Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Practicum


    This practicum focuses on developing the baccalaureate nursing role in the community-based setting. Experiences enable students to apply theoretical concepts from NURS 470 including assessment, in-depth analysis, critical writing based on to the community assessment.

    Credits: 4


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    NURS 476 - Optimizing Health of Populations


    This course focuses on the aggregate, community, and population as the unit of care. Emphasis is placed on health-promotion and disease prevention.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Registration restriction: RN-BSN students only

    Credits: 3


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    NURS 484 - Transition to Practice and Clinical Immersion


    This course focuses on the synthesis of the roles of the generalist nurse at the completion of baccalaureate education and transitioning to practice. The primary roles of provider, designer, coordinator, and manager of care and member of the profession are synthesized in a holistic, caring, ethical framework of practice, preparing the student for the nurse generalist role and transition to practice. The course includes clinical immersion experiences for students in the practice setting to support knowledge application, skill development and refinement, and role development in transition to practice. It prepares the student for reality-based practice by including opportunities to explore the multiple roles of the professional nurse in varied care settings and to serve as a member of an Interprofessional team.

    Note
    New course spring 2015.

    Credits: 6


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    NURS 485 - Designer, Coordinator, and Manager of Care Capstone Practicum


    This practicum focuses on the integration of the roles of the baccalaureate nurse within the scope of practice and discipline of nursing. The primary roles of provider, designer, coordinator, and manager of care are integrated in a holistic, caring, ethical framework of practice. Advocacy, professionalism, leadership and accountability are emphasized.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Registration restrictions: RN-BSN or BSN majors only.

    Credits: 4


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    NURS 486 - Designer, Coordinator & Manager of Care Integration Seminar IV


    This seminar incorporates critical reflection of an immersion experience that synthesizes all previous concepts to more fully develop the roles of the baccalaureate generalist nurse: Provider of care, Designer, Manager and Coordinator of Care, Member of a Profession in transitioning for entry into practice.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Co-Requisite: must be taken concurrently with NURS 485.

    Credits: 2


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    NURS 487 - Health Care Policy, Finance & Regulatory Environments


    This course focuses on the baccalaureate nurse role in the broader context of health care systems. Health care, financial, and regulatory policies that shape the nature, quality and safety of the practice environment are examined. Leadership and advocacy for vulnerable populations is integrated.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Registration restriction: RN-BSN or BSN majors only.

    Credits: 3


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    NURS 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 depending upon the requirements of the topic.

    Credits: 1-7


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OCTH (Occupational Therapy)

  
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    OCTH 211 - Orientation to Occupational Therapy


    This course is an introduction to the practice of occupational therapy. It is designed to provide a general overview of the profession and to assist students in determining if they would like to pursue a graduate degree in Occupational Therapy.

    Credits: 3


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    OCTH 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.

    Credits: 1-3


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PE (Physical Education)

  
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    PE 100 - Activity Courses (C)


    Activities stressing individual physical fitness and lifetime activities according to student needs and interest.

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 1


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    PE 120 - Beginning Swimming (level 3) (C)


    This course is designed for the non-swimmer or novice who has not learned stroke techniques. Basic water safety skills and the front crawl, elementary backstroke, sidestroke, back crawl, and breaststroke are covered.

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 1


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    PE 121 - Intermediate Swimming (level 4) (C)


    This course further develops intermediate swimming skills. Stroke improvement, distance, and endurance, along with additional skills and more advanced water safety techniques, make up the emphasis of this course.

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 1


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    PE 122 - Advanced Swimming (level 5-6) (C)


    Training, conditioning, and refinement of swimming strokes and techniques preparatory to participation in competition, life saving, skin or scuba diving.

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 1


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    PE 123 - Basic Water Rescue Course (C)


    Emphasizes the personal knowledge and skill necessary to provide a safe aquatic experience.

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 1


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    PE 180 - Foundations of HPER (C)


    A survey of the historical background, sociological implications, and philosophical basis of physical education. This course includes review of the modern principles and related concepts which are applicable to physical activity.

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 2


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    PE 200 - Professional Preparation: Fitness (C)


    Knowledge and skill necessary to enable students to lead, analyze and prescribe movement skills and activities which are part of lifetime fitness development.

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 1


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    PE 201 - Professional Preparation: Gymnastics (C)


    Knowledge and skill necessary to enable students to lead, analyze and prescribe movement skills and activities which are part of gymnastics movement. Focus will be on developmentally appropriate activities.

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 1


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    PE 202 - Professional Preparation: Individual & Dual Activities (C)


    Knowledge and skill necessary to enable students to lead, analyze and prescribe movement skills and activities involved in participating in individual and dual sport and game activities. Focus will be on activities appropriate for school settings, leading to personal skill development.

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 1


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    PE 203 - Professional Preparation: Team Activities (C)


    Knowledge and skill necessary to enable students to lead, analyze and prescribe movement skills and activities involved in participating in team sports and game activities. Focus will be on activities appropriate for school settings, leading to personal skill development.

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 1


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    PE 204 - Professional Preparation: Rhythm & Dance (C)


    Knowledge and skill necessary to enable students to lead, analyze and prescribe movement skills and activities involved in participating in rhythms and lifetime dance activities. Focus will be on activities appropriate for school settings which contribute to personal development.

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 1


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    PE 271 - Introduction to Coaching Men & Women


    This course deals with the history, current trends, psychological and physiological differences in coaching in various sports.

    Credits: 3


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    PE 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.

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 1-4


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    PE 296 - Field Experience (C)


    Applied, monitored and supervised, field-based learning experience for which the student may or may not be paid. Students gain practical experience; they follow a negotiated and/or directed plan of study established between the student, instructor and field experience supervisor. Due to the presence of a field experience supervisor, a lower level of supervision is provided by the instructor in these courses than is the case in an internship or practicum course.

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 1


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    PE 320 - Lifeguard Training (C)


    The course focuses on skills and knowledge to properly assume responsibilities of lifeguards at swimming pools and non-surf beaches.

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 1


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    PE 321 - Water Safety Instructor (C)


    Method of instruction and evaluation of water safety techniques. Successful students may earn American Red Cross water safety instructor certification.

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 1-2


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    PE 330 - PK-8 Health, First Aid, Safety, Physical Education Methods


    This course is designed to help students know and use the major concepts and tools of inquiry in health and physical education, such as first aid/CPR and emergency care, basic health concepts, nutrition, safety, dance, human movement, and physical activity. Students apply these concepts in teaching methods to create opportunities for P-8 student development and practice of skills that contribute to good health and foster active, healthy life styles and enhance quality of life for elementary students.

    Note
    Registration restriction: Sophomore standing required.

    Credits: 2


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    PE 352 - Adapted Physical Education (C)


    Students are exposed to those impairments addressed in idea as they relate to physical education. Assessments, IEP development, and other elements necessary to successful inclusion are addressed. In addition, physical activities for special populations outside the school setting are also addressed.

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 3


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    PE 354 - Prevention & Care of Athletic Injuries (C)


    Course teaches general and emergency treatment of athletic injuries, competitive or noncompetitive. Emphasis is placed on practical preventive and rehabilitative exercises and taping/bandaging/wrapping.

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 2


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    PE 360 - K-8 Physical Education Methods (C)


    In this course, students develop an understanding of the tools of inquiry of K-8 physical education; the ability to design, deliver, and evaluate a variety of instructional strategies and processes that incorporate learning resources, materials, technologies, and state and national curriculum standards appropriate to K-8 physical education; the ability to assess student learning in K-8 physical education; and to apply these knowledge, skills, and attitudes to real life situations and experiences.

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 2


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    PE 374 - Sports Officiating (C)


    Course includes general and specific duties of officials in the various sports and games. Discussions include common situations and interpretations arising in athletic contests.

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 1-2


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    PE 379 - Sports for Individuals with Disabilities (C)


    Sports for Individuals with Disabilities provides a working knowledge of the official sports organizations recognized by the United States Olympic Committee. Emphasis is on classifications, organizational structure, sporting events, and coaching disabled individuals.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Prerequisite PE-352

    Note
    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 2


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    PE 394 - Internship (C)


    Applied, monitored and supervised, field-based learning experience for which the student may or may not be paid. Students gain practical experience; they follow a negotiated and/or directed plan of study. A higher level of supervision is provided by the instructor in these courses than is the case with field experience.

    Note
    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 1-3


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    PE 421 - Teaching Adapted Aquatics & Water Safety Instruction


    This course is designed to prepare student to become certified by AAHPERD in Adapted Aquatics as instructors for individuals with disabilities, and complete requirements for Water Safety Instruction & CPR by the American Red Cross.

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    Registration restriction: Prior to enrollment should be able to meet American Red Cross Learn to Swim Level 4 Stroke Performance Criteria.

    Credits: 2


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    PE 440 - Organization & Administration of HPER/A (C)


    Administrative policies and procedures of physical education and athletes, including intramural and interscholastic activity and athletics. Consideration is given to programming, leadership, budget, facilities, public relations, and related matters.

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 3


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    PE 451 - Tests & Measurements (C)


    This course will include use of various tests and instruments used for measuring progress in physical education and how statistical concepts apply to testing in physical education. Development of the knowledge and ability to utilize both formative and summative assessments for psychomotor, cognitive, and affective domains. Additionally, techniques to evaluate one’s own teaching performance and make adjustments to enhance subsequent teaching and program effectiveness.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisite: MATH 102 or 115 or 120 or 121 or 123 or 125 or 281 or Instructor consent

    Note
    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 2


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    PE 452 - Motor Learning & Development (C)


    The application of principles of learning in the psychomotor domain. Included will be a review of the physiological basis of skill behavior, state of the performer, and didactic strategies in motor learning and skill performance.

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 3


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    PE 469 - Coaching Baseball/Softball (C)


    Course studies the theory and practice of individual skill fundamentals, team strategies, organization, and management principles. The students conduct an intensive analysis of game strategies and will execute playing skills.

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 2


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    PE 470 - Coaching Basketball (C)


    Fundamental techniques and strategies with emphasis on offensive and defensive skills, developing and using player personnel for basketball.

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 2


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    PE 471 - Coaching Football (C)


    Fundamental techniques and strategies with emphasis on offensive and defensive skills, developing and using player personnel for football.

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 2


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    PE 473 - Coaching Track & Field/Cross Country (C)


    Study of the techniques of teaching fundamentals of track and field/cross country skills, scientific training methods, rules, and event techniques.

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 2


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    PE 474 - Coaching Wrestling (C)


    The teaching of fundamental skills in competitive wrestling. Skills, fundamentals, and basic moves will be discussed and demonstrated with class participation. Strategy for individual wrestler on the mat and for team situations will be included.

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 2


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    PE 475 - Coaching Volleyball (C)


    Fundamental techniques and strategy with emphasis on offensive and defensive skills, developing and using player personnel for volleyball.

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 2


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    PE 480 - 7-12 Methods of Teaching PE (C)


    In this course, students develop an understanding of the tools of inquiry of 7-12 education, the ability to design, deliver, and evaluate a variety of instructional strategies and processes that incorporate learning resources, materials, technologies, and state and national curriculum standards appropriate to 7-12 physical education; the ability to assess student learning in 7-12 physical education; and to apply these knowledge, skills, and attitudes to real life situations and experiences.

    Note
    (C) denotes common course

    Cross-listed: SEED 417

    Credits: 3


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    PE 484 - PE Methods & Supervision of Activities/Physically Disabled


    Class content considers research, instructional programs, and techniques in physical education for individuals with chronic and permanent physical disabilities based on indicators, limitations, and needs.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisite:  PE 352

    Credits: 2


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    PE 487 - PE Methods & Supervision of Activities/Developmentally Disabled


    Class content considers research, instructional programs and techniques in physical activity for individuals with developmental disabilities such as mental retardation, learning disabilities and emotionally/behaviorally disordered.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisite:  PE 352

    Credits: 3


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    PE 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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    PE 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: 1-3


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    PE 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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    PE 494 - Internship (C)


    Applied, monitored and supervised, field-based learning experience for which the student may or may not be paid. Students gain practical experience; they follow a negotiated and/or directed plan of study. A higher level of supervision is provided by the instructor in these courses than is the case with field experience courses.

    Note
    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 1-12


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    PE 495 - Practicum (C)


    Applied, monitored and supervised, field-based learning experience for which the student may or may not be paid. Students gain practical experience; they follow a negotiated and/or directed plan of study. A higher level of supervision is provided by the instructor in these courses than is the case with field experience courses.

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 1-4


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    PE 498 - Undergraduate 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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PHAR (Pharmacology)

  
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    PHAR 452 - Introduction to Pharmacology


    The course will provide an introductory and concise introduction to modern pharmacology, the science of how substances affect the body. Emphasis in the course will be given to the concepts and principles of pharmacology as illustrated by important drugs.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisite: PHGY 230 or Instructor consent

    Credits: 3


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PHIL (Philosophy)

  
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    PHIL 100 - Introduction to Philosophy (C) [SGR #4]


    Introduces competing philosophical views of reality, perception, learning, and values, emphasizing their relevance to the contemporary world.

    This course meets System General Education Requirement: SGR #4 

    Note
    (C) denotes common course

    Cross-listed: CLHU 100

    Credits: 3


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    PHIL 200 - Introduction to Logic (C) [SGR #4]


    Introduces the formal study of argumentation, including forms of logic, inductive and deductive reasoning, proofs, refutations, and fallacies.

    This course meets System General Education Requirement: SGR #4 

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 3


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    PHIL 215 - Introduction to Social-Political Philosophy (C)


    The relation of theories of human nature, metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics to the order in society.  The search for order for society: major political and social theories from Socrates to the present and critical analysis of these theories.

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 3


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    PHIL 220 - Introduction to Ethics (C) [SGR #4]


    Examines the major currents and components of ethical theory from classical times to the present, investigating problems arising from specific theories, as well as critically analyzing the validity of these theories for current ethical concerns.

    This course meets System General Education Requirement: SGR #4  

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 3


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    PHIL 233 - Philosophy & Literature [SGR #4]


    Examination of selected topics from the Western World’s literacy tradition and analysis of their contributions in the areas of philosophy of life, philosophy of religion, and the concepts of duty and human nature.   Study and discussion of topics in relation to their significance for the individual.

    This course meets System General Education Requirement: SGR #4 

    Credits: 3


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    PHIL 240 - Introduction to Ethics, Law, and Society


    This class prepares students for the serious study of moral, political, and legal philosophy covered in upper division courses by demonstrating their grounding in and relevance for understanding the social, political, and legal implications of competing moral worldviews.  Particular emphasis is placed upon the connection between personal and civic responsibility.

    Credits: 3


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    PHIL 242 - Ethics, Law, and Literature


    This course is a philosophical investigation into the origins and limitations of a law-abiding society.  Great works of classical literature and contemporary film are used to explore themes of vengeance, the foundations of law, privacy, forgiveness, and violence.  This introductory level class is designed to invite a conversation between students interested in law, literature, political theory, social psychology, and ethics who are coming to philosophy for the first time.

    Credits: 3


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    PHIL 287 - Philosophy of Art [SGR #4]


    Examination of philosophical and aesthetic theories for interpreting and understanding art, literature, and music.

    This course meets System General Education Requirement: SGR #4 

    Credits: 3


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    PHIL 291 - 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.

    Credits: 1-3


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    PHIL 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 10 or fewer students with significant one-on-one student-teacher involvement.

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 1-3


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    PHIL 309 - The Evolution and Creation Debate


    Geological, biological, and philosophical elements of the evolution/creation debate and its impact on religion and society.

    Cross-listed: ESCI 309 and REL 309.

    Credits: 3


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    PHIL 320 - Professional Ethics (C)


    The study of major normative ethical theories and their application to concrete ethical situations likely to arise in the professional workplace. Emphasis placed on potential conflicts between the goals of the professions and the imperatives of the ethical life, and possibilities for resolution of such conflicts.

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    Credits: 3


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    PHIL 338 - Philosophy of Law (C)


    A critical examination of major views in the foundations of legal theory. Recommended for students considering law as a career.

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    (C) denotes common course

    Cross-listed: POLS 338

    Credits: 3


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    PHIL 364 - Biomedical Ethics


    Ethical problems generated by recent scientific, social, and legal developments such as right to life, right to die, right to health care, genetics research and counseling, doctor patient rights and definitions of health, personhood, and death will be discussed and analyzed in terms of traditional ethical issues and concepts with an emphasis on the ethical decision making process.

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    Effective Spring 2012 changed from PHIL 464 to 364

    Credits: 3


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    PHIL 391 - Independent Study (C)


    Supervised reading in philosophic classics or topics with conferences and written reports.

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    Registration restriction: Instructor consent

    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 1-3


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    PHIL 411 - Ancient Philosophy


    Study of the beginnings of western philosophy and the problems investigated by Greek philosophers, with emphasis on Plato and Aristotle.

    Cross-listed: CLHU 411

    Credits: 3


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    PHIL 413 - Medieval Philosophy


    Study of the serious problems about the cosmos, knowledge, and the divine investigated by medieval thinkers such as Augustine and Aquinas.

    Credits: 3


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    PHIL 414 - Modern Philosophy


    Readings and discussion of works selected from early modern philosophers such as Bacon, Hobbes, DesCartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, and Kant.

    Credits: 3


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    PHIL 416 - Contemporary Philosophy


    Examination of major contemporary writings in such fields as existentialism, phenomenology, pragmatism, logical positivism, analytic philosophy, and recent metaphysical inquiries.

    Credits: 3


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    PHIL 420 - Ethics and Value Theory


    Critical analysis of traditional and recent theories of moral goodness, duty, happiness, and freedom with an investigation of the nature, types, and criteria of value.

    Credits: 3


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    PHIL 430 - Symbolic Logic and Logical Theory


    Development of the mastery of symbolic logic and investigation of the foundations and structure of modern systems.

    Credits: 3


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    PHIL 442 - Morality Critiques: Nietzsche, Marx, and Freud


    This course examines three figures who were critical of the assumptions and outcomes of modern moral philosophy.  Their critiques bring into focus the strengths and weaknesses of modern liberal values such as equality, individual rights, and democracy as well as moral concepts such as guilt and responsibility.

    Credits: 3


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    PHIL 454 - Environmental Ethics (C)


    Presents humanity’s relationship to the environment, its responsibility to nature, and its obligations to future generations, attending to both theory and applications, including the debate over causes of environmental crisis, the value of endangered species, the wilderness, and natural objects; the seriousness of the growing global population and obligations to feed the poor, the feasibility of sustaining an ecological responsible society.

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    (C) denotes common course

    Cross-listed: BIOL 454

    Credits: 3


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    PHIL 462 - Modern Political Philosophy (C)


    The course studies political theory since the Renaissance, including Locke, Rousseau, and others.

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    (C) denotes common course

    Cross-listed: POLS 462

    Credits: 3


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    PHIL 470 - Philosophy of Religion (C)


    Presents critical inquiry concerning the concept of faith and its relation to reason and belief, the nature of religious experience, concepts of the sacred and the divine, and problems of cross-cultural understanding.

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    Cross-listed: REL 370

    Credits: 3


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    PHIL 477 - Philosophy and Tragedy


    This class is an exploration of a long running debate about the merits and limitations of human rationality and the power of the arts by comparing philosophical works about tragedy (e.g., Aristotle, Hegel, Nietzsche) with literary and performative works of tragedy (e.g., Antigone, Bacchae, King Lear).

    Credits: 3


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    PHIL 487 - Aesthetics


    Investigation of major aesthetic theories and critical analysis of problems concerning the nature of aesthetic judgment in science, and in the arts.

    Cross-listed: ARTH 413, CLHU 487, ENGL 487, THEA 469

    Credits: 3


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    PHIL 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 fewer than 20 students.

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 1-3


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    PHIL 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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    PHIL 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: 1-5


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    PHIL 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: 1-5


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    PHPH 111 - Introduction to Research


    This course familiarizes students with the basic research knowledge, skills, and abilities required to design and implement a research project.

    Credits: 3


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