Dec 15, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog Archived Catalog

Course Descriptions


 

Nutrition

  
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    NUTR 4220 - Maternal and Child Nutrition


    (2) Credit Hours

    This course will focus on the nutritional needs of pregnant women, infants, children and adolescents. It will cover a variety of topics on each group, including psychosocial factors that affect eating behaviors, trends in food consumption, nutritional concerns, current nutrition topics and programs and policies designed to improve nutritional status. This course is designed to facilitate the learner through a series of topics in maternal and child nutrition. It includes a series of lecture notes, assessments (quizzes), and activities. Information and resources will be given to students as they maneuver through the course.  Prerequisites: NUTR 3340 or department head approval. Dietetics majors only and senior standing, and/or department head approval. 
  
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    NUTR 4240 - Nutrition for the Older Adult


    (2) Credit Hours

    The developmental process of late adulthood with focus on the physiological age-related changes provides the foundation for the understanding of the nutritional support needed life-long in order to prevent and manage nutritionally related chronic diseases; the process of nutritional assessment and prescription are addressed in the elderly. Prerequisites: NUTR 3340 or department head approval. Dietetics majors only and senior standing, and/or department head approval. 
  
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    NUTR 4260 - Sustainability of Food Systems


    (1) Credit Hours

    This course introduces the topic of natural resource sustainability in agriculture. The course’s goal is to encourage an understanding of the influence of specific agricultural technologies and land use practices on the productivity of agricultural ecosystems, environmental quality, and human health. Prerequisites: NUTR 3260 or department head approval. Dietetics majors only. 
  
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    NUTR 4300r - Trends in Nutrition


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course will introduce current trends and topics in nutrition that are emerging in the field such as informatics, nutrient/drug interactions/ food biotechnology, whole food/plant-food based and other “diets”, food allergies, public health, nutrigenomics, nutrigenetics, older adult nutrition, pediatrics, medical terminology, pharmacology, work site wellness programs, and other.  This course will also explore how these trends and topics impact the field of nutrition and the critical skills needed by the dietetics professional to work effectively in her/his career.  May be repeated for a total of 6 hours. Dietetics majors only and senior standing, and/or department head approval. 
  
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    NUTR 4320 - Food Systems Administration I


    (3) Credit Hours

    Management, organization, and administration of food service in institutions. Prerequisites: NUTR 1450 or department head approval.  Dietetics majors only. 
  
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    NUTR 4330 - Quantity Food Service


    (3) Credit Hours

    Principles, methods, and techniques in planning, purchasing, production, and service of food in quantity; selection and use of equipment; quality standards; laboratory experiences in approved local institutions. Includes 40 hours practicum in a food service facility. Prerequisites: NUTR 3260 and NUTR 4320 or department head approval. Dietetics majors only. 
  
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    NUTR 4340 - Food Systems Administration II


    (3) Credit Hours

    Food systems administration with an emphasis on production, manpower, facility, and financial planning in food service and hospitality systems. Prerequisites: NUTR 4330 or department head approval. Dietetics majors only. 
  
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    NUTR 4350 - Motivational Interviewing and Counseling Lab


    (2) Credit Hours

    This course focuses on an interdisciplinary team approach to individual and group client-centered nutrition counseling which includes assisting, advising and asking clients’ permission to provide dietary information. Prerequisites: NUTR 3270 or department head approval. Corequisites: NUTR 4360 and NUTR 4370 or department head approval. Dietetics majors only. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    NUTR 4360 - Nutrition Assessment Lab


    (1) Credit Hours

    This course covers fundamental principles and techniques of the art and science of nutritional assessment. Opportunities to apply nutritional assessment skills and interpret assessment data will be plentiful. Corequisites: NUTR 4350 and NUTR 4370 or department head approval. Dietetics majors only. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    NUTR 4370 - Medical Nutrition Therapy I


    (4) Credit Hours

    The study of diet as it relates to prevention and treatment of disease. Experiences in nutritional assessment techniques and evaluation of malnutrition among various chronic disease states. Dietary calculations for obesity, endocrine disorders, cardiovascular disease, and upper gastrointestinal disorders. Includes directed field experiences. Fall semester. Corequisites: NUTR 4350 and NUTR 4360 or department head approval. Pre or Corequisites: NUTR 3370 or department head approval. Dietetics majors only. 
  
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    NUTR 4380 - Advanced Nutrition II: Micronutrients: Vitamins, Minerals and Phytochemicals


    (3) Credit Hours

    An in-depth study of the role of vitamins and minerals in metabolism and the regulation of biochemical systems and structures. Evaluation and discussion of the emerging role of phytochemicals and herbs in health. Spring semester. Prerequisites: NUTR 3370 or department head approval. Dietetics majors only. 
  
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    NUTR 4390 - Medical Nutrition Therapy II


    (4) Credit Hours

    The study of diet and disease; application of appropriate nutritional therapies for endocrine disorders, hypermetabolic conditions, immune system disorders, pulmonary diseases, cancer, liver and renal disease. Lecture and directed field experience. Spring semester. Prerequisites: NUTR 4370 or department head approval. Dietetics majors only. 
  
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    NUTR 4995r - Departmental Thesis


    (1-3) Credit Hours

    See Departmental Honors. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Every semester. 
  
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    NUTR 4997r - Research


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Every semester. Prerequisites: department head approval. 
  
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    NUTR 4998r - Individual Studies


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Every semester. Prerequisites: department head approval. 
  
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    NUTR 4999r - Group Studies


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. On demand. Prerequisites: department head approval. 

Philosophy

  
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    PHIL 1010 - Western Philosophical Traditions I


    (3) Credit Hours

    A survey of Western philosophical thought from Antiquity to the Renaissance. An exploration and elucidation of questions concerning the human condition and values. Pre or Corequisites: ENGL 1010 or ENGL 1011 or UHON 1010 or department head approval. 
  
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    PHIL 1020 - Western Philosophical Traditions II


    (3) Credit Hours

    A survey of Western philosophical thought from the Renaissance to the 20th Century. An exploration and elucidation of questions concerning the human condition and values. Pre or Corequisites: ENGL 1010 or ENGL 1011 or UHON 1010 or department head approval. 
  
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    PHIL 1060 - Philosophy and Human Nature


    (3) Credit Hours

    Interpretations of human nature and analyses of the human condition from Plato to Russell and others in the 20th century. Lectures and discussions aimed at clarification of present meanings and values. Every semester. 
  
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    PHIL 1130 - Western Humanities I


    (3) Credit Hours

    An historical approach to the pivotal ideas, systems of thought, and creations of the Western world from antiquity to approximately 1600 C.E. Emphasis on philosophical and religious themes. Pre or Corequisites: ENGL 1010 or ENGL 1011 or ENGL 1020 or UHON 1010 and UHON 1020 or department head approval. 
  
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    PHIL 1150 - Western Humanities II


    (3) Credit Hours

    An historical approach to the pivotal ideas, systems of thought, and creations of the Western world from approximately 1600 C.E. to the present. Emphasis on philosophical and religious themes. Pre or Corequisites: ENGL 1010 or ENGL 1011 or ENGL 1020 or UHON 1010 and UHON 1020 or department head approval. 
  
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    PHIL 1200 - World Philosophy


    (3) Credit Hours

    A cross-cultural introduction to philosophy.  Covers philosophical traditions from regions such as Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australasia, Europe, the Middle East, and the Pacific.  Traditions covered may vary, but more than half the content of the course will be non-Western.  Topics also vary, but may include ethics, mind, self, knowledge, reality, society, and meaning. 
  
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    PHIL 1999r - Special Projects


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Individual or group projects. Maximum credit 4 hours. On demand. Prerequisites: department head approval. 
  
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    PHIL 2010 - Introduction to Philosophy


    (3) Credit Hours

    An introduction to the nature of philosophical thinking through the exploration of a selection of classic philosophical problems such as the possibility of knowledge, the existence of God, the problem of evil, the nature of the human mind, or the possibility of freedom. Selection of problems varies from year to year. Alternate years. 
  
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    PHIL 2110 - Logic, Language, and Evidence


    (3) Credit Hours

    An examination of accepted forms of reasoning and of the varied ways in which language functions; fallacy, definition, metaphor, and theories of meaning; examples from such areas as science, law, politics, theology, and philosophy; classical and symbolic logic; deductive techniques; induction and deduction contrasted. Fall semester. 
  
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    PHIL 2120 - Introduction to Asian Philosophy


    (3) Credit Hours

    An introduction to some of the foundational texts and figures of Chinese, Indian, and Buddhist philosophical traditions from ancient times to the contemporary world. May be registered as REL 2120. No credit in both PHIL 2120 and REL 2120. 
  
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    PHIL 2210 - Introduction to Ethics


    (3) Credit Hours

    An introduction to the field of ethics, including important ethical theories, metaethical considerations, and select issues in applied ethics.
  
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    PHIL 2250 - Biomedical Ethics


    (3) Credit Hours

    An examination of moral and ethical issues that arise in both the practice of medicine and in medical research.
  
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    PHIL 2260 - Sports Ethics


    (3) Credit Hours

    An examination of ethical issues that arise in the context of sports.  Topics considered include the nature of sport, cheating and fair play, performance enhancing drugs, violence in sports, gender equality, commercialism, and the value placed on sports in contemporary society.
  
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    PHIL 2310 - Existentialism


    (3) Credit Hours

    A survey of existentialist philosophy and literature. Extensive reading and writing. Offered yearly. 
  
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    PHIL 2350 - Popular Culture, Religion, and Philosophy


    (3) Credit Hours

    An introduction to the study of philosophy and religion through popular culture.  May include film, television, novels, short stories, comics, games, music, comedy, or other aspects of popular culture.  Topics vary, but may include knowledge, reality, value, meaning, reasoning, personal identity, history of philosophical and religious traditions, religious experience, or the place of philosophy and religion in society. May be registered as REL 2350. No credit in both PHIL 2350 and REL 2350. 
  
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    PHIL 3110 - Symbolic Logic


    (3) Credit Hours

    An introduction to techniques of modern formal logic, including those of sentential logic and predicate logic with relations, identity, and functions. The course will also consider some important methatheoretic results of first order logic (e.g., soundness and completeness) and select issues in the philosophy of logic.
  
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    PHIL 3220 - Ethical Theory


    (3) Credit Hours

    A critical analysis of contemporary ethical theories. Emphasis on the writings of philosophers such as Moore, Stevenson, Dewey, Rawls, Baier, Hare, and Searle. Alternate years. 
  
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    PHIL 3330 - Philosophy of Religion


    (3) Credit Hours

    A philosophical examination of religion, including traditional and modern arguments for the existence and nature of God, the nature of religious experience and belief, and the functions of religious language. Alternate years. May be registered as REL 3330. Credit not allowed in both PHIL 3330 and REL 3330. 
  
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    PHIL 3360 - Aesthetics


    (3) Credit Hours

    A study of the nature and value of art, of human creativity, and of aesthetic response. Close attention to theoretical analysis and to the interpretation and critique of important artistic achievements. On demand. 
  
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    PHIL 3410 - Metaphysics


    (3) Credit Hours

    A study of classical and contemporary approaches to the question of what is ultimately real; consideration of modern challenges to the legitimacy of metaphysics. Alternate years. 
  
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    PHIL 3430 - Philosophies of India


    (3) Credit Hours

    A survey of the philosophical traditions of the Indian subcontinent focusing on classical traditions, especially orthodox Brahmanical (Hindu) schools such as Nyāya, Yoga, and Vedānta as well as heterodox schools such as Buddhism, Jainism, and materialism.  Some coverage of contemporary Indian thought such as Gandhi, Ambedkar, feminism, and postcolonial theory.  Topics may include the self, knowledge, skepticism, the nature of reality, ethics, rebirth, theism, atheism, happiness, and the meaning of life. May be registered as REL 3430. No credit in both PHIL 3430 and REL 3430. 
  
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    PHIL 3450 - Epistemology


    (3) Credit Hours

    A critical examination of the nature of knowledge and the philosophical problems concerning skepticism; knowledge of the self, material objects, other minds; the past, present, and future; universal and necessary truth. Selections from both historical and recent writings. Alternate years. 
  
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    PHIL 3480 - Philosophy of Science


    (3) Credit Hours

    An introduction to philosophical problems in the natural and social sciences: the nature of explanation, induction, evidence, probability, verification, causation; the role of observation; the relations among the sciences. Spring semester alternate years. 
  
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    PHIL 3510 - Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy


    (3) Credit Hours

    Selections from the pre-Socratic through the late Greco-Roman writers, including Plotinus. Emphasis on Plato and Aristotle. Fall semester. 
  
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    PHIL 3520 - Medieval Philosophy


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course will trace the development of philosophy from late Antiquity through the High Middle Ages. Texts will be drawn from medieval Christian, Jewish, or Muslim authors. May be registered as REL 3520. Credit not allowed in both PHIL 3520 and REL 3520. 
  
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    PHIL 3530 - Modern European Philosophy


    (3) Credit Hours

    Rationalism and empiricism as developed by leading thinkers; selections from chief representatives from Hobbes and Descartes through Kant. Spring semester. 
  
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    PHIL 3600 - American Philosophy


    (3) Credit Hours

    Earlier American thought in its reaction to European movements; the emergence of a genuinely American philosophy. Emphasis on James, Pierce, Santayana, Royce, Dewey, and Whitehead. Alternate years. 
  
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    PHIL 4250 - Ethics and the Professions


    (3) Credit Hours

    An examination of ethical issues and principles related to problems and standards in the professions. Special attention to professional codes and case studies in relation to traditional and contemporary moral philosophy. Designed as a general course for students not majoring in philosophy and religion. Fall semester. 
  
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    PHIL 4300 - Nietzsche, Marx, and Freud


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course explores three of the greatest and most controversial European thinkers since 1800. This course overviews their main theories and how they present, in various ways, challenges to certain traditional views of humans as rational beings. It also considers the political ramifications of each thinker’s thought.
  
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    PHIL 4420 - Philosophy of Mind


    (3) Credit Hours

    A history of the philosophy of mind, from Aristotle and Descartes through the twentieth century. Emphasis on current debates, with reference to relevant scientific discoveries. Alternate years. 
  
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    PHIL 4500 - Phenomenology, Postmodernism, and Postcolonialism


    (3) Credit Hours

    Phenomenology, Postmodernism, and Postcolonialism will examine the tradition and legacy of 20th and 21st century European philosophies and theories. It will investigate concerns about lived experience, the independence of the sciences, the role of the author, the status of truth, and the legacy of colonialism and imperialism. 
  
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    PHIL 4810r - Interdisciplinary Seminar


    (3) Credit Hours

    Critical inquiry into the most comprehensive questions raised by particular disciplines; reading and discussion of significant primary sources from scholars in the special field and philosophers. Two faculty members. On demand. 
  
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    PHIL 4830 - Feminist Theory


    (3) Credit Hours

    A history of feminist theory from the eighteenth century to the present. Extensive reading, papers. Maybe registered as HUM 4830 or WSTU 4830. Credit allowed in only one of the three courses. 
  
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    PHIL 4840 - Values and the Environment


    (3) Credit Hours

    An examination of the personal and social values at issue in the environmental problems of urban and nonurban regions. Attention to the emerging concern for an environmental ethic. Fall semester alternate years. Prerequisites: ESC 1500 or department head approval. May be registered as ESC 4840. Credit not allowed in both PHIL 4840 and ESC 4840. 
  
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    PHIL 4910r - Studies in Philosophy


    (3) Credit Hours

    A seminar or tutorial for the intensive consideration of one philosophical problem, movement, or figure. On demand. 
  
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    PHIL 4994r - Senior Thesis in Philosophy


    (1-4) Credit Hours

    Individual research based on the student’s topic for the senior thesis and under the supervision of a department faculty member. Must be taken for at least 3 hours in one semester by all majors. Must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Every Semester. Prerequisites: department head approval. 
  
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    PHIL 4995r - Departmental Thesis


    (1-3) Credit Hours

    Requires University Honors approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Every semester. 
  
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    PHIL 4997r - Research


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Every semester. Prerequisites: department head approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. 
  
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    PHIL 4998r - Individual Studies


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Must be taken for at least three hours in one semester by all majors. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Every semester. Prerequisites: department head approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. 
  
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    PHIL 4999r - Group Studies


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    On demand. Prerequisites: department head approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. 

Physical Therapy

Please refer to the UTC Graduate Catalog for a listing of the professional level courses offered in the Physical Therapy curriculum.

  
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    PHYT 3020 - Medical Terminology for Health Professionals


    (2) Credit Hours

    This course is designed for students interested in the medical and paramedical fields. Utilizing web-assisted instruction, students will study medical terminology related to the major body systems. Emphasis will include the use of medical word parts, pronunciation, spelling and the definitions of key pathology, diagnostic and treatment procedures terms. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    PHYT 3050 - Ethics for Health Care Professionals


    (3) Credit Hours

    Designed to introduce pre-health professional students to ethical theories and concepts, assist in identifying potential ethical dilemmas, and provide a system for ethical analysis. Current issues in health care ethics will be discussed throughout the course. Web-assisted technology will be utilized to accomplish the course objectives. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    PHYT 4100 - Human Gross Anatomy


    (6) Credit Hours

    This course is a combined lecture-laboratory program designed to present to the student an understanding of basic and clinical, human gross anatomy. Normal diagnostic imaging techniques will be introduced. Detailed regional analysis of the buttock, lower extremity, and upper extremity will be performed. Structure and function of the head, neck, and trunk regions will be studied. Major joints will be discussed. Anatomy of the thoracic and abdominal cavities will be introduced. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 6 hours. Fall semester. Differential course fee will be assessed. 

Physics

  
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    PHYS 1019 - Light and Life


    (4) Credit Hours

    Examines the methods of investigation that lead to our understanding of light and its role in nature and human development. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 2 hours. Prerequisites: Math ACT subscore of 22 or higher or MATH 1006 or USTU 1050 or MATH 1010 or MATH 1130 or MATH 1830 or MATH 1710 or MATH 1720 or MATH 1730 or MATH 1910 or MATH 1920 or MATH 1950 or MATH 1960 or department head approval. Corequisites: PHYS 1019L or department head approval. Credit not allowed toward the chemistry, physics, geology, biology or environmental sciences majors. May be registered as CHEM 1019. Credit not allowed in both PHYS 1019 and CHEM 1019. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    PHYS 1030 - General Physics - Mechanics and Heat


    (3) Credit Hours

    Algebra-based introduction to forces and uniform motion, conservation principles, sound, and thermodynamics, with applications to problems of modern science and technology. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisites: MATH 1720, or MATH 1730, or MATH 1830, or MATH 1950, or department head approval. Corequisites: PHYS 1030L, or Prerequisite: PHYS 1030L, or department head approval. 
  
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    PHYS 1030L - General Physics Laboratory - Mechanics and Heat


    (1) Credit Hours

    Laboratory to accompany PHYS 1030. Experiments investigate various aspects of forces and uniform motion, conservation principles, sound, and thermodynamics. Laboratory 2 hours. Prerequisites: MATH 1720, or MATH 1730, or MATH 1830, or MATH 1950, or department head approval. Corequisites: PHYS 1030 or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    PHYS 1040 - General Physics - Electromagnetism and Optics


    (3) Credit Hours

    Algebra-based introduction to classical electricity and magnetism, optics, and the concepts of modern physics. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisites: PHYS 1030 and PHYS 1030L, or department head approval. Pre or Corequisites: PHYS 1040L, or department head approval.
  
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    PHYS 1040L - General Physics Laboratory - Electromagnetism and Optics


    (1) Credit Hours

    Laboratory to accompany PHYS 1040. Experiments investigate various aspects of electromagnetism, electrical currents, instrumentation, optics, and radioactivity. Laboratory 2 hours. Corequisites: PHYS 1040 or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    PHYS 1999r - Special Projects


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Individual or group projects. Cumulative limit of 4 hours.On demand. Prerequisites: department head approval. 
  
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    PHYS 2300 - Principles of Physics - Mechanics and Heat


    (3) Credit Hours

    Calculus-based introduction to the laws of classical dynamics, kinematics, and thermodynamics, with applications to simple physical systems. Lecture 3 hours. Pre or Corequisites: MATH 1950 with a minimum grade of C, PHYS 2300L, or department head approval.
  
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    PHYS 2300L - Principles of Physics Laboratory-Mechanics and Heat


    (1) Credit Hours

    Laboratory to accompany PHYS 2300. Experiments investigate basic laws of motion, conservation principles, waves and oscillations, and heat measurements with emphasis given to error analysis. Laboratory 2 hours. Corequisites: PHYS 2300. Pre or Corequisites: MATH 1950 with a minimum grade of C, or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    PHYS 2310 - Principles of Physics - Electricity and Magnetism


    (3) Credit Hours

    Calculus-based introduction to electric and magnetic fields, electric currents, electromagnetic induction and waves. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisites: ENME 1030, or PHYS 1030 and PHYS 1030L, or PHYS 2300 and 2300L or department head approval. Pre or Corequisites: MATH 1920 or MATH 1960 with minimum grade of C, PHYS 2310L, or department head approval. 
  
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    PHYS 2310L - Principles of Physics Laboratory - Electricity and Magnetism


    (1) Credit Hours

    Laboratory to accompany PHYS 2310. Experiments investigate basic electronic circuitry and electromagnetic induction, with emphasis given to error analysis. Laboratory 2 hours. Corequisites: PHYS 2310 or department head approval. Pre or Corequisites: MATH 1920 or MATH 1960 with minimum grade of C, or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    PHYS 2320 - Principles of Physics - Optics and Modern Physics


    (3) Credit Hours

    Calculus-based survey of principles of optics, and of the early conceptual advances in 20th-century physics: the Bohr atom, quantum theory, relativity, nuclear physics and elementary particles. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisites: ENME 1030, or PHYS 1030 and PHYS 1030L, or PHYS 2300 and PHYS 2300L, or department head approval. Corequisites: PHYS 2320L laboratory or department head approval. Pre or Corequisites: MATH 1920 or MATH 1960 with minimum grade of C, or department head approval. 
  
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    PHYS 2320L - Principles of Physics Laboratory - Optics and Modern Physics


    (1) Credit Hours

    Laboratory to accompany PHYS 2320. Experiments investigate geometrical optics, interference and diffraction and radioactivity, with emphasis given to error analysis.  Laboratory 2 hours. Prerequisites: ENME 1030, or PHYS 1030 and PHYS 1030L, or PHYS 2300 and PHYS 2300L, or department head approval.Corequisites: PHYS 2320 or department head approval. Pre or Corequisites: MATH 1920 or MATH 1960 with minimum grade of C, or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    PHYS 3030 - Basic Electronics


    (4) Credit Hours

    Review of simple DC and AC circuitry; applications of diodes, transistors, and operational amplifiers; introduction to digital electronics using transistor-transistor logic integrated circuits and their applications. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 2 hours. Prerequisites: PHYS 1040 and 1040L or PHYS 2310 and2310L; and MATH 1920 or MATH 1960; or department head approval. Corequisites: PHYS 3030L or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    PHYS 3070 - Optics


    (4) Credit Hours

    Basic aspects of geometrical and physical optics, including interference, diffraction, and polarization; optical systems; wave equations and superposition; laser basics. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 2 hours. Prerequisites: PHYS 2310 and PHYS 2310L, or PHYS 2320 and PHYS 2320L, or PHYS 1040 and PHYS 1040L; and MATH 1920 or 1960; or department head approval. Corequisites: PHYS 3070L or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    PHYS 3110 - Introduction to Thermal Physics


    (4) Credit Hours

    Laws of thermodynamics, kinetic theory, and statistical mechanics with applications to basic thermodynamic systems. Lecture 3 hours, recitation 2 hours. Prerequisites: PHYS 2310 and 2310L and PHYS 2320 and 2320L, or PHYS 1040 and 1040L; and MATH 1920 or MATH 1960; or department head approval. Pre or Corequisites: MATH 2550 or MATH 2560, or department head approval. 
  
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    PHYS 3180 - Radiation Physics and Introductory Health Physics


    (3) Credit Hours

    Introduction to ionizing radiation, its production and interaction with matter, its biological effects and its measurement. Radiation protection practices and regulatory guidelines. The uses of radiation and radioisotopes in biology, chemistry, environmental sciences, and medicine. Benefits and hazards of nuclear energy. Nuclear weapons and the effects of nuclear warfare. Prerequisites: PHYS 1040 and PHYS 1040L, or PHYS 2320 and PHYS 2320L, or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    PHYS 3410 - Classical Mechanics


    (4) Credit Hours

    Dynamics of particles and continuous media; Newton’s law of motion, conservation laws, generalized coordinates, Lagrange’s equations, and the principle of least action; the mechanics of continuous media, wave motion, sound, hydrostatics, rotational and irrotational flow, the equation of continuity, Laplace’s equation. Lecture 3 hours, recitation 2 hours. Dynamics of particles and continuous media; Newton’s law of motion, conservation laws, generalized coordinates, Lagrange’s equations, and the principle of least action; the mechanics of continuous media, wave motion, sound, hydrostatics, rotational and irrotational flow, the equation of continuity, Laplace’s equation. Lecture 3 hours, recitation 2 hours. Prerequisites: PHYS 2300 and 2300L and PHYS 2310 and 2310L, or PHYS 1030 and 1030L and PHYS 1040 and 1040L; or department head approval. Pre or Corequisites: MATH 2450, or MATH 2550, or MATH 2560, or department head approval.; or department head approval. 
  
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    PHYS 3420 - Electricity and Magnetism


    (4) Credit Hours

    Basic laws of electromagnetism, electric and magnetic properties of materials, Maxwell’s equations, boundary value problems, electromagnetic waves. Lecture 3 hours, recitation 2 hours. 

     Prerequisites: PHYS 3410, and MATH 2450, and MATH 2550 or MATH 2560; or department head approval. 

  
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    PHYS 3980 - Methods of Experimental Physics I


    (3) Credit Hours

    Experimental methods based on classical physics experiments, selected from such topics as harmonic motion, gravitation, measurement of thermodynamic properties, electrical and magnetic measurements, optics, thermodynamics, and materials science. Lecture 1.5 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: PHYS 2310 and PHYS 2310L and PHYS 2320 and PHYS 2320L, or PHYS 1040 and PHYS 1040L; and MATH 2450; or department head approval. Pre or Corequisites: PHYS 3410, or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    PHYS 3990 - Methods of Experimental Physics II


    (3) Credit Hours

    Experimental methods based on modern physics experiments, selected from such topics as atomic emission and absorption spectra, the Franck-Hertz experiment, the Stern-Gerlach experiment, quantum optics, electron-spin resonance, nuclear magnetic resonance, X-ray diffraction, and nuclear radiation measurements (utilizing Geiger-counters and multichannel analyzers). Lecture 1.5 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: PHYS 2310 and PHYS 2310L and PHYS 2320 and PHYS 2320L; or PHYS 1040 and PHYS 1040L; and MATH 2450; or department head approval. Corequisites: PHYS 3410, or Prerequisite: PHYS 3410, or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    PHYS 4000r - Physics Seminar


    (1) Credit Hours

    Reports and reviews of selected physics research, including the abstracting of publications. Cumulative limit of 2 hours. On demand. Enrollment limited to juniors or above or approval of the department head. 
  
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    PHYS 4110 - Introduction to Quantum Mechanics


    (3) Credit Hours

    Basic elements and principles of quantum physics: probability waves, the Schrodinger equation, expectation values and operator formalism, the hydrogen atom, radiation processes. Prerequisites: PHYS 2310 and 2310L and PHYS 2320 and 2320L, or PHYS 1040 and 1040L; and MATH 2450 or MATH 2550 or MATH 2560; or department head approval. 
  
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    PHYS 4120 - Nuclear Physics


    (3) Credit Hours

    Theory of nuclear structure; nuclear radiation characteristics; the interaction of radiation with matter; nuclear binding forces; the control and use of nuclear radiation. Prerequisites: PHYS 2310 and PHYS 2310L and PHYS 2320 and PHYS 2320L, or PHYS 1040 and PHYS 1040L; and MATH 2450, or MATH 2550, or MATH 2560; or department head approval. 
  
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    PHYS 4140r - Advanced Modern Physics


    (3) Credit Hours

    One topic selected from biophysics, elementary particles, quantum mechanics, relativity, solid state physics, statistical mechanics, or superconductivity. Emphasis on the relation of the assumptions and predictions of the theories to the experimental evidence. Consequences of the theories illustrate the nature of physics and its applications in modern science. Cumulative limit of 9 hours. Prerequisites: PHYS 3410; and MATH 2450; and MATH 2550 or MATH 2560; or department head approval. 
  
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    PHYS 4250 - Computer-Based Materials Development in Science


    (3) Credit Hours

    Basic principles and practice of developing computer-based simulation for science and education. Projects to be chosen from a pool of topics in a specific area of science. Each module to include documentation, a tutorial, a pretest, a post test, explanatory material, a question set, a problem set, a graphics segment, etc. Modules to be prepared to publication standards. Enrollment limited to juniors and seniors, or department head approval. 
  
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    PHYS 4300 - Physics of Living Systems


    (3) Credit Hours

    Introduction to basic biophysical processes occurring at the cellular level. Emphasis on energy transformations, and experimental techniques of biophysics. Prerequisites: PHYS 2310 and PHYS 2310L and PHYS 2320 and PHYS 2320L, or PHYS 1040 and 1040L; and PHYS 3110 or CHEM 1120; and MATH 1960; or department head approval. 
  
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    PHYS 4300L - Physics of Living Systems Laboratory


    (1) Credit Hours

    Laboratory to accompany PHYS 4300. Laboratory exercises will center on computational and experimental methods biophysicists routinely use to qualitatively and quantitatively investigate properties of biological macromolecules. Corequisites: PHYS 4300 or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    PHYS 4995r - Departmental Thesis


    (1-3) Credit Hours

    Requires University Honors approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Every semester. 
  
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    PHYS 4997r - Research


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Every semester. Prerequisites: department head approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. 
  
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    PHYS 4998r - Individual Studies


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Every semester. Prerequisites: department head approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. 
  
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    PHYS 4999r - Group Studies


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    On demand. Prerequisites: department head approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. 

Political Science

  
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    POLS 1010 - American Government


    (3) Credit Hours

    The foundations, institutions, processes and policies of American national government with attention to the Constitution and such topics as elections, political and civil rights and liberties, federalism, public policy, public opinion, political culture, interest groups, and the role of citizens in governance. Every semester. 
  
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    POLS 1020 - World Politics


    (3) Credit Hours

    The evolution, nature, and operation of the contemporary world political system with attention to the behavior of states, the impact of ideology, culture, and domestic politics on foreign policy, the behavior of transnational political and economic actors, the effects of international competition, and the impact of international institutions on promoting cooperation. Every semester. 
  
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    POLS 1030 - Controversies in Public Policy


    (3) Credit Hours

    Contemporary policy issues in American politics with attention to current problems, proposed solutions, and competing viewpoints.
  
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    POLS 1040 - Politics, Culture and Society: Non-Western Views


    (3) Credit Hours

    A study of culture, politics, and society in the non-western world with emphasis on significant intellectual contributions, modes of inquiry, value systems, structures of belief and practices of everyday life.
  
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    POLS 1999r - Special Projects


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Individual or group projects. 

     On demand. Prerequisites: department head approval. 

  
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    POLS 2000 - Research Methods


    (3) Credit Hours

    Basic models and skills for research in political science and public administration. Required for political science majors. Prerequisites: One approved general education statistics course or department head approval. Standard letter grade. 
  
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    POLS 2020 - Political Behavior


    (3) Credit Hours

    Political attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors; their sources and effects. Emphasis primarily on the United States with selected examples from Western European democracies. On demand. 
  
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    POLS 2030 - Public Opinion


    (3) Credit Hours

    Sources, content, and impact of public opinion on the political process. On demand. 
  
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    POLS 2130 - American Political and Constitutional Thought


    (3) Credit Hours

    A study of the major political and constitutional ideas that have influenced the development of the United States since its founding. Recommended for pre-law majors. On demand. 
  
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    POLS 2210 - Introduction to Judicial Process


    (3) Credit Hours

    An examination of the role, operation and decision-making processes of the U.S. Supreme Court and lower federal courts. Recommended for pre-law majors. On demand. 
 

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