Sep 28, 2022  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Courses


 

CJUS (Criminal Justice)

  
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    CJUS 459 - Profiling Serial Killers, Spree Killers, and Mass Murderers


    This course provides basic knowledge and understanding of the psychological, motivational, sociological, neurological, and intentional factors which theories suggest are present in most serial offenders (mass murderers, spree killers, and sexual predators). In particular, this course examines the relationship between spatial environments, pattern profiles, psycho/social background, and the interpretation of evidence related to serial crimes.

    Note
    Dual listed with CJUS 559
    New course summer 2014

    Credits: 3


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    CJUS 460 - Advanced Criminology


    An extensive examination of major criminological issues including sociological definitions of crime, and developing theories of crime causation.

    Cross-listed: SOC 460

    Credits: 3


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    CJUS 480 - Crime in Indian Country


    This course is designed to provide students with a critical analysis of crime and justice/injustice in Indian country. This course begins with a brief overview of the legal statutes that recognize the sovereignty of tribal nations and the complex criminal jurisdictional issues when a crime occurs on Indian land. The class will examine the status of crime among Native Americans, the causes of crime, the current application of the law, and the role of tribal governments and courts to restore harmony and strengthen justice to their nations.

    Cross-listed: NATV 480

    Credits: 3


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    CJUS 489 - Capstone


    Serves as the capstone for the Criminal Justice Studies major. The course requires completion of a senior portfolio and focuses on a topic selected by the professor and approved by the chair of the department. The course is open only to Criminal Justice majors with senior standing.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Pre-requisite: CJUS/POLS 205
    Registration Restriction: Criminal Justice major, senior standing
     

    Note
    New course fall 2014.

    Credits: 3


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    CJUS 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
    Registration restriction: Juniors and seniors, Program Director and Instructor consent

    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 1-3


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    CJUS 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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DCOM (Disorders of Communication)

  
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    DCOM 131 - Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders


    Survey of speech, language, and hearing problems and remedial procedures.

    Credits: 3


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    DCOM 211 - Phonetics


    Study of the sounds in American speech. Survey of background and present status of regional speech. Consideration of standards of pronunciation. Practice in phonetic transcription.

    Credits: 3


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    DCOM 212 - Language Development


    Acquisition of language and its relationship to environmental, physiological, and psychological factors.

    Credits: 3


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    DCOM 221 - Introduction to Audiology


    Survey of the field of audiology including hearing science, hearing disorders, pure tone and speech audiometry and principles of aural rehabilitation.

    Credits: 3


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    DCOM 224 - Speech Science


    Fundamentals of neurology, physiology and anatomy, and acoustics relating to speech production and perception.

    Credits: 4


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    DCOM 331 - Organic Speech Pathologies


    Concentration on more severe speech and language disorders associated with cleft palate, aphasia, dysarthria, apraxia and related disorders.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisites: DCOM 131 and 211 and 212 and 224

    Credits: 3


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    DCOM 334 - Clinical Methods in Communication Disorders


    General orientation to clinical methods, practices, and procedures.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisites: DCOM 131 and 211 and 212

    Credits: 3


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    DCOM 421 - Hearing Science


    Basic acoustics, anatomy and physiology of the auditory system. Fundamentals of normal audition.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisite: DCOM 221

    Credits: 3


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    DCOM 422 - Audiologic Assessment I


    This course covers underlying scientific principles and methods of administering, interpreting, and integrating components of the basic audiologic test battery, including case history/otoscopy, pure-tone air-and-bone conduction testing, speech testing, and immittance measures. Each student will gain practical experience in basic audiologic test administration

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisites: DCOM 221 and 421, or Instructor consent

    Credits: 3


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    DCOM 423 - Aural Rehabilitation


    Students will learn therapeutic principles, methods, programs and technologies for improving speech, language, listening, speech reading and communication strategies of persons with hearing loss (or other listening problems) at home, school, work, and socially. Class includes weekly labs.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisite: DCOM 221 or Instructor consent

    Credits: 3


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    DCOM 428 - American Sign Language I


    This course introduces students to American Sign Language (ASL), including practice with basic conversation, grammatical forms (topic-comment, questions, negatives), vocabulary, spatial relations, visual-gestural communications, non-manual signs, finger spelling and numbering. Norms, values, social rules and traditions in American Deaf Culture are emphasized.

    Credits: 3


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    DCOM 429 - American Sign Language II


    Students will further skills introduced in American Sign Language I, as well as be introduced to directionality, conditional statements, classifiers and loan signs. American Deaf Culture is emphasized, particularly in relation to its history and to the international deaf community.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisites: DCOM 428 or SPED 428, or Instructor consent

    Credits: 3


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    DCOM 432 - Disorders of Phonology & Articulation


    The nature, etiology, evaluation and diagnosis, and remediation of disorders of articulation and phonology.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisites: DCOM 131 and 211 and 212 and 224

    Credits: 3


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    DCOM 433 - Voice Disorders


    The nature, etiology, evaluation and diagnosis, and remediation of disorders of voice.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisites: DCOM 131 and 211 and 224 and 331 or Instructor consent

    Credits: 3


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    DCOM 434 - Augmentative & Alternative Communication


    This course examines the design, selection, and use of augmentation and alternative methods of communication; populations for which they are appropriate; and issues related to the assessment and treatment of clients using AAC methods or devices.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisites: DCOM 131 and 211 and 212 and 224 and 331 or Instructor consent

    Credits: 3


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    DCOM 435 - Language Disorders of Children


    The nature, etiology, evaluation and diagnosis, and remediation of language disorders of children.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisites: DCOM 211 and 212

    Credits: 3


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    DCOM 437 - Advanced Language Disorders


    Course content will include information on specific conditions and diagnoses that result in unique language disorders, including but not limited to: Autism Spectrum Disorder, adolescent language disorders, and communication impairments related to literacy disorders. In addition, best practices in assessment and treatment with emphasis on evidence-based practice will be included.

    Credits: 3


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    DCOM 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.

    Note
    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 1-6


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    DCOM 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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    DCOM 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: 1-6


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    DCOM 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.

    Note
    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 1-6


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    DCOM 496 - 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.

    Note
    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 1-6


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DHYG (Dental Hygiene)

  
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    DHYG 100 - Introduction to the Dental Professions


    This course will give the student an introduction to the dental professions and careers. Exploration of dental hygiene practice and an overview of the USD Dental Hygiene curriculum and degree framework will be included.

    Note
    New course effective fall 2014.

    Credits: 1


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    DHYG 310 - Pharmacology


    Major drug groups, their actions and uses are reviewed. Emphasis will be placed on drugs used in dentistry and how other drugs affect management and treatment of the dental patient.

    Credits: 3


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    DHYG 313 - Embryology


    The study of developing body tissues with emphasis on tissues of the oral cavity.

    Note
    Remove prerequisites Feb 2014.

    Credits: 1


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    DHYG 314 - Histology and Oral Pathology


    The study of mature body tissues with emphasis on tissues of the oral cavity. Study of oral development and pathology is also included.

    Note
    Removed prerequisite/corequisite effective Feb 2014.

    Credits: 3


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    DHYG 318 - Medical and Dental Emergencies


    The prevention, recognition, and treatment of medical/dental emergencies is addressed as well as skills in obtaining vital signs.

    Credits: 2


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    DHYG 321 - Dental Materials I


    Introduction to restorative and other materials used in dentistry. Biological and physical properties are related to operative dental and dental hygiene procedures. Lab and clinical experience are associated with this course.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Co-requisite: DHYG 321L

    Note
    description change fall 2014.

    Credits: 1


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    DHYG 321L - Dental Materials I Laboratory


    Lab accompanying DHYG 321.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course corequisite: DHYG 321

    Note
    Lab fee charged.
    description change fall 2014.

    Credits: 0


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    DHYG 327 - Principles of Radiography


    Study of the use of x-rays in dentistry that includes equipment design and operation, radiation safety, and basic radiograph exposure techniques.

    Credits: 2


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    DHYG 330 - Clinical Skills Development I


    Lecture, laboratory, and clinical instruction for fundamental clinical dental hygiene skills, patient care, and disease prevention.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course corequisites: DHYG 330L

    Credits: 5


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    DHYG 330L - Clinical Skills Development I Laboratory


    Lecture, laboratory, and clinical instruction for fundamental clinical dental hygiene skills, patient care, and disease prevention.

    Note
    Co-requisite: DHYG 330

    Credits: 0


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    DHYG 331 - Dental Anatomy


    Study of oral structures, tooth morphology, nomenclature, and head/neck anatomy.

    Credits: 3


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    DHYG 333 - Radiography Practicum


    Continuation of DHYG 327 with associated laboratory and clinical experience in exposing intra- and extra-oral radiographs.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course corequisite: DHYG 333L

    Note
    description change fall 2014

    Credits: 2


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    DHYG 333L - Radiography Practicum Clinical Laboratory


    Lab accompanying DHYG 333.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course corequisite: DHYG 233

    Note
    description change fall 2014.

    Credits: 0


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    DHYG 336 - Clinical Skills Development II


    Continuation of DHYG 330 with expanded clinical experience. Lecture topics focus on patient management and education.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course corequisite: DHYG 336L

    Note
    description and corequisite changes effective fall 2014.

    Credits: 4


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    DHYG 336L - Clinical Skills Development II Clinical Laboratory


    Lab accompanying DHYG 336.

     

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Corequisite:  DHYG 336

    Note
    description change fall 2014.

    Credits: 0


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    DHYG 350 - Oral Local Anesthesiology


    Course includes specialized study in anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, armamentarium and technique associated with the administration of oral local anesthetic agents. Prevention, recognition, and management of the anesthetic-associated medical emergencies are discussed.

    Note
    description change fall 2014.

    Credits: 1


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    DHYG 350L - Oral Local Anesthesiology Lab


    Lab accompanying DHYG 350.

     

    Note
    Title and description change fall 2014.

    Credits: 1


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    DHYG 351 - Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Sedation


    Course in administration and monitoring of nitrous oxide/oxygen sedation during dental hygiene and dental procedures. Content includes such areas as physiology, pharmacology, patient assessment and considerations, appropriate administration technique and recovery.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course corequisite: DHYG 351CL

    Note
    Title and description change fall 2014.

    Credits: 1


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    DHYG 351L - Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Sedation Lab


    Lab accompanying DHYG 351.

     

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Corequisites DHYG 351

    Note
    Title and description change fall 2014.

    Credits: 0


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    DHYG 391 - Independent Study


    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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    DHYG 396 - Dental Practice Management and 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.

    Note
    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 5


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    DHYG 411 - Ethics and Jurisprudence


    Ethical conduct of the dental professional is discussed along with state dental practice acts and other legal/regulatory issues affecting dental hygiene practice.

    Credits: 1


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    DHYG 415 - Nutrition


    Principles of adequate nutrition and diet are covered with special emphasis on dietary evaluation and counseling related to prevention and control of dental disease.

    Credits: 3


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    DHYG 422 - Dental Materials II


    Continuation of the study of restorative and other materials used in dentistry.  Biological and physical properties are related to operative dental and dental hygiene procedures.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Continuation of the study of restorative and other materials used in dentistry. Biological and physical properties are related to operative dental and dental hygiene procedures. Lab and clinical experience are associated with this course.

    Note
    Change description and remove prerequisite fall 2014.

    Credits: 2


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    DHYG 422L - Dental Materials II Laboratory


    Lab accompanying DHYG 422.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course corequisite: DHYG 322

    Note
    Description change fall 2014.

    Credits: 0


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    DHYG 431 - Dental Hygiene Practicum I


    Clinical and seminar course in advanced dental hygiene clinical practice. Seminar topics include advanced clinical procedures, current issues, and practice management.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course corequisite: DHYG 431L

    Note
    Description and title change and add prerequisite fall 2014.

    Credits: 6


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    DHYG 431L - Dental Hygiene Practicum I Clinical Lab


    Lab accompanying DHYG 431.

     

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Corequisite DHYG 431

    Note
    Change title and description fall 2014.

    Credits: 0


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    DHYG 433 - Dental Health Education and the Community


    Background and techniques in organization and evaluation of community health programs are studied using biostatistics as an evaluative tool. Emphasis on dental preventive and control measures in the field of community dental health will be designed, implemented, and evaluated by students.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course corequisite: DHYG 333L

    Credits: 4


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    DHYG 435 - Dental Hygiene Practicum II


    Continuation of DHYG 431 with seminars emphasizing advanced clinical skills and current issues.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course corequisite: DHYG 435L

    Note
    Change description and prerequisite fall 2014.

    Credits: 6


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    DHYG 435L - Dental Hygiene Practicum II Clinical Lab


    Lab accompanying DHYG 435.

     

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Co-requisite: DHYG 435

    Note
    Change title, description and co-requisite fall 2014.

    Credits: 0


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    DHYG 436 - Periodontology I


    A study of preventive periodontics, the diagnosis, etiology, and pathology of periodontal diseases. Laboratory and clinical experience with conservative periodontal therapies, TMJ assessment, pulp vitality testing, adjunctive antimicrobial therapy, and periodontal data analysis are associated with this course.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course corequisite: DHYG 436L

    Note
    Correct title, description, and co-requisite fall 2014.

    Credits: 3


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    DHYG 436L - Periodontology I Laboratory


    Lab accompanying DHYG 436.

     

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Co-requisite DHYG 436

    Credits: 0


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    DHYG 437 - Periodontology II


    Continuation of the study of preventive periodontics and the diagnosis, etiology, and pathology of periodontal diseases.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course corequisite: DHYG 337CL

    Note
    Change description fall 2014.

    Credits: 2


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    DHYG 450 - Dental Hygiene Leadership


    This course will augment basic knowledge of leadership principles and roles. Topic areas to be discussed are leadership styles, characteristics, and values as well as strategies for effectiveness and efficiency. This course will focus on myriad opportunities for leadership in the healthcare arena, emphasizing the profession of dentistry.

    Credits: 3


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    DHYG 451 - Current Trends in Dentistry


    This dynamic course will explore current issues, trends, technology, policy and legislation relating to the practice of dentistry and dental hygiene. This course builds on knowledge obtained in entry-level dental hygiene curricula.

    Credits: 3


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    DHYG 452 - Interprofessional Dental Education and Practice


    This course will discuss the role of dentistry in interprofessional education and practice as it relates to an individual’s whole body health. Collaboration of dental professionals with medical professionals is key to the future of healthcare policy and practice.

    Credits: 3


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    DHYG 453 - Inclusive Patient Care


    This course will expand on fundamental knowledge of dental hygiene patient care to include enhanced skill with geriatric, pediatric, and special-needs populations. Care of patients from varying cultural backgrounds will also be addressed.

    Credits: 2


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    DHYG 454 - Collaborative Dental Hygiene Practice


    This course will outline the Collaborative Agreement for Dental Hygiene Practice in South Dakota according to the current SD Dental Practice Act. Topics included in this course will be defining the rules associated with the permit, the role of a collaborative dentist, required documentation, potential practice settings, as well as necessary equipment and supplies for effective dental hygiene practice.

    Credits: 3


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DSCI (Decision Science)

  
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    DSCI 426 - Lean Management


    Lean Management covers the design, operation, control, and continuous improvement of lean operations processes using a Theory of Constraints strategic framework. Emphasis is on the design, implementation, and operation of integrated lean processes with the goal of enhancing profit (or revenue for a nonprofit) through the elimination of process waste.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Prerequisite: BADM 425

    Note
    Dual listed with BADM 526

    Credits: 3


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    DSCI 427 - Supply Chain Management


    Supply Chain Management studies the network integration and relationships of procurement, transportation, manufacturing, inventory, and distribution in creating consumer value in a global market. Subtopics include purchasing, warehousing, quality, and forecasting.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Prerequisite: BADM 370


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    DSCI 428 - Prescriptive Business Analytics


    This course involves the development of mathematical models to accurately represent business decision making scenarios and to prescribe optimal decisions or best courses of action.  Topics covered include optimization, simulation, waiting line analysis, and decision theory.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Prerequisites: BADM 220 and BADM 321, or MATH/STAT 281 and MATH/STAT 481, or equivalent.

    Credits: 3


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    DSCI 429 - Predictive Business Analytics


    This course explores prediction of future outcomes using probabilities and trends, as well as relationship discoveries in data that are difficult to find with other forms of analysis. Topics covered are regression, data mining, forecasting and simulation.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Prerequisites: BADM 220 and BADM 321, or MATH/STAT 281 and MATH/STAT 481, or equivalent.

    Credits: 3


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    DSCI 430 - Applied Operational Analytics


    This course incorporates descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics into the operational decision-making process and is the capstone course for the Operational Analytics major. The course uses a case-based approach to investigate and solve problems in supply chain management, manufacturing, distribution and customer relationship management.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Prerequisites: BADM 428 and BADM 429.

    Credits: 3


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    DSCI 441 - Project Management


    Project Management involves the application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques for completing a project on time, within budget, and meeting quality requirements. Project Management covers such topics as project scope, project requirements, estimation of time requirements, and the identification, development and evaluation of resources, budgets, risks, task lists, interdependencies, and critical milestones. In addition, the course covers project implementation issues such as conducting phase reviews, securing needed resources, managing the control process, and reporting project status.

    Credits: 3


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    DSCI 442 - Database Management for Business Professionals


    Database Management for Business Professionals is a laboratory-oriented course to help managers understand how to take advantage of data and database systems in the context of a competitive business environment. The course covers topics such as SQL queries including sub-queries, complex table joins, and pattern matching. Students will learn to distinguish between the declarative and procedural paradigms in SQL so that relevant, reliable, and comprehensive information in support of critical business decisions can be quickly obtained from databases.

    Credits: 3


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ESCI (Earth Science)

  
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    ESCI 101 - Dynamic Earth [SGR #6]


    The study of Earth’s composition, landforms, geological processes, oceans and atmosphere. Laboratory includes study of minerals, rocks, topographic maps, and landforms.

    This course meets System General Education Requirement: SGR #6  

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course corequisite: ESCI 101L

    Note
    Changed title from Principles of Earth Science I Feb 2014 effective Fall 2014.

    Credits: 4 


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    ESCI 101L - Dynamic Earth Laboratory [SGR #6]


    This lab accompanies ESCI 101.

    This course meets System General Education Requirement: SGR #6  

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course corequisite: ESCI 101

    Note
    Lab fee charged
    Changed title from Principles of Earth Science I Lab Feb 2014 effective Fall 2014.

    Credits: 0


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    ESCI 103 - Earth and Life Through Time [SGR #6]


    The study of the origin, history, and dynamic nature of Earth through geologic time. Laboratory includes study of geologic maps, earth structures, and fossils.

    This course meets System General Education Requirement: SGR #6  

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course corequisite:  ESCI 103L

    Note
    Title change Feb 2014 effective May 2014 from Principles of Earth Science II, removed prerequisite and description.

    Credits: 4


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    ESCI 103L - Earth and Life Through Time Laboratory [SGR #6]


    This lab accompanies ESCI 103.

    This course meets System General Education Requirement: SGR #6  

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course corequisite: ESCI 103

    Note
    Lab fee charged
    Title change from Principles of Earth Science II Lab Feb 2014, effective May 2014.

    Credits: 0


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    ESCI 104 - Foundations of Earth Sciences for Educators [SGR #6]


    Course covers foundational topics in Earth Sciences, such as plate tectonics, minerals and rocks, volcanoes and earthquakes, surface processes, climate change, dating methods, and the history of the earth. Intended to be taken with other science courses in the 104 series by students majoring in elementary education.

    This course meets System General Education Requirement: SGR #6 

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Co-requisite: ESCI 104L

    Note
    Registration Restriction, ESCI 104 and 104L: ELED major.

    Credits: 2


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    ESCI 104L - Foundations of Earth Sciences for Educators Lab [SGR #6]


    Laboratory to accompany ESCI 104.

    This course meets System General Education Requirement: SGR #6 

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Co-requisite: ESCI 104.

    Note
    Registration Restriction, ESCI 104 and 104L: ELED major.

    Credits: 0


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    ESCI 191 - 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: 1-5


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    ESCI 192 - 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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    ESCI 201 - National Parks and Monuments


    National parks and monuments as examples of geologic processes and change in the physical environment.

    Note
    Primarily for non-majors

    Credits: 2


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    ESCI 203 - Volcanoes and Earthquakes


    A discussion of the origin, occurrence, and hazards of earthquakes and volcanoes and theories concerning their prediction. No prerequisites.

    Note
    Primarily for non-majors

    Credits: 2


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    ESCI 205 - Environmental Earth Science


    A course for non-majors with limited earth science background. Considers general concepts of the earth sciences and their relationship to use of the natural environment.

    Cross-listed: GEOG 205

    Credits: 3


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    ESCI 207 - World of the Dinosaurs


    The origin, evolution, diversity, physiology, and extinction of the dinosaurs.

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    Primarily for non-majors

    Credits: 2


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    ESCI 294 - Internship in Earth Sciences (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.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisites: ESCI 101 and 103 or Instructor consent

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 1-3


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    ESCI 309 - Evolution/Creation Debate


    Geological, biological, and philosophical elements of the Evolution/Creation Debate and its impact on religion and society.

    Cross-listed: PHIL 309 and REL 309

    Credits: 3


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    ESCI 321 - Earth and Water Resources


    Comprehensive survey of earth resources including energy, metallic, nonmetallic, soil, and water resources. Consideration of origin of resources, their uses, their global distribution, and environmental issues surrounding their extraction and use.

     

    Cross-listed: SUST 321

    Credits: 3


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    ESCI 360 - Global Climate Change


    The roles that greenhouse gases, atmosphere-ocean interactions, orbital cycles, plate tectonics, humans, and other factors have played in climate change on Earth from its origin to the present and what will influence climate change in the future.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Prerequisite: MATH 102 College Algebra

    Credits: 3


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    ESCI 385 - Energy and Sustainability


    SThe course surveys energy options (fossil fuels, hydroelectric, nuclear, solar, wind, geothermal, etc.) and their sustainability (capacity, renewability, and environmental impact).

    Cross-listed: PHYS 385

    Credits: 3


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    ESCI 396 - Field Experience in Earth Sciences (C)


    Field trips conducted by the department. Students must pay a fee to cover travel costs.

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    Registration restriction: Instructor consent

    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 1-3


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    ESCI 401 - Oceanography


    The basic principles of physical, chemical and biological oceanography and introduction to marine geology.

    Credits: 3


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    ESCI 411 - Principles of Geomorphology


    Origin and evolution of landforms in regions of different geologic and geographic characteristics. The emphasis is on the processes operating to produce the landforms.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisites: ESCI 101 and 103 or Instructor consent

    Credits: 3


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    ESCI 421 - Earth Materials I


    Introduction to minerals, their crystallography, mineral chemistry, mineral-forming processes, and modes of occurrence. Emphasis on rock-forming minerals.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisites:  ESCI 101 or Instructor consent Course corequisite:  ESCI 421L

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    Offered alternate years

    Credits: 4


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    ESCI 421L - Earth Materials I Laboratory


    This lab accompanies ESCI 421.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course corequisite: ESCI 421

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    Lab fee charged

    Credits: 0


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    ESCI 423 - Earth Materials II


    Study of igneous and metamorphic rocks. Description, classification, and interpretation of rock-forming processes based on textural, mineralogical and chemical characteristics.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course corequisite: ESCI 423L

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    Offered alternate years

    Credits: 4


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    ESCI 423L - Earth Materials II Laboratory


    This lab accompanies ESCI 423.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course corequisite: ESCI 423

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    Lab fee charged

    Credits: 0


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    ESCI 425 - Introduction to Geographical Information Systems


    This course in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) is designed and intended to provide students with a basic introduction to the theory, principles, and practical applications of land-based studies. Course will include technology applications to land-based sciences, natural resources management, rural and urban planning and environmental assessment. Laboratory exercises to include use of both raster and vector based GIS systems.

    Cross-listed: ANTH 425, POLS 425

    Credits: 3


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    ESCI 442 - Introduction to River Studies


    This interdisciplinary course covers the geography, use of, and modifications to large rivers in the United States. Special emphasis is placed on the Missouri River, including geology, ecology, water law, and cultural resources. Multiple field trips are conducted on the Missouri River to enhance student understanding of the river’s ecosystem and natural processes.

    Cross-listed: Cross-listed with BIOL 442/542 and ESCI 542.

    Credits: 3


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    ESCI 443 - Principles of Sedimentology


    Study of sedimentary processes and the formation of sedimentary rocks and strata, their descriptive properties, occurrence, and significance in Earth’s history.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course corequisite: ESCI 443L

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    Offered alternate years

    Field trips required.

    Credits: 4


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