Sep 21, 2020  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog Archived Catalog

Course Descriptions


 

Environmental Science

  
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    ESC 4830 - Economics and the Environment


    (3) Credit Hours

    An economic analysis of causes and effects of pollution; the role of economic policy in controlling pollution with special emphasis on water, air, and solid waste residuals; an evaluation of the alternative environmental controls. Prerequisites: ESC 1510 with a minimum grade of C or department head approval. 
  
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    ESC 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. Prerequisites: ESC 1500 or department head approval. May be registered as PHIL 4840. Credit not allowed in both ESC 4840 and PHIL 4840. 
  
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    ESC 4900 - Environmental Science Senior Project


    (3) Credit Hours

    A group project involving analysis and solution of an environmental problem; oral and written presentation of progress and final results required. Fall semester alternate years. Senior standing or department head approval. 
  
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    ESC 4910r - Environmental Science Internship (Specific Agency, etc.)


    (1-4) Credit Hours

    A cooperative arrangement between the University and agencies, organizations, groups, and businesses involved with environmental problems. Designed to provide students with a learning, observing, and work experience through direct contact with individuals working on problems related to their field. Maximum credit: 9 hours. Every semester. Junior or senior standing and department head approval. 
  
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    ESC 4920 - Advanced Applications of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems


    (2) Credit Hours

    Applications of geographical research tools and techniques in conjunction with faculty instruction and supervised research that includes the processing of geographic data for use in a wide variety of environmental scenarios. Emphasis will be placed on methodological practice and documentation of procedures. Students will have opportunities for interaction with guest speakers and to learn hands-on methods involving collection of field data. Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 2 hours. Prerequisites: 90 earned hours and ESC 4660/GEOG 4660 or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ESC 4960r - Environmental Field Camp


    (1-6) Credit Hours

    An interdisciplinary field experience representing two or more of the following disciplines: archaeology, botany, zoology, geology, and sociology. The field experience will include data collection in meaningful scientific studies, mapping, photography, and use of taxonomic keys. Prerequisites: introductory courses in the natural and behavioral sciences or department head approval. Junior standing. 
  
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    ESC 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. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed.  
  
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    ESC 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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    ESC 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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    ESC 4999r - Group Studies


    (1-9) Credit Hours

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

Finance

  
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    FIN 1999r - Special Projects


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Individual or group projects. Maximum credit 4 hours. On demand. Prerequisites: department head approval. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    FIN 3000 - Small Business Finance


    (3) Credit Hours

    The role and nature of finance in the small business. The essential tenants and concepts of small business finance are distinguished from corporate finance. Fall and spring semesters. Prerequisites: ACC 2000 or ACC 2010,  or department head approval.  Junior standing. Credit will not apply toward Business Administration: Finance major. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    FIN 3010 - Personal Finance


    (3) Credit Hours

    Designed to help the individual and family make intelligent, informed decisions on personal financial management. On demand. Prerequisites: department head approval.  Junior standing. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    FIN 3020 - Essentials of Managerial Finance


    (3) Credit Hours

    Management of funds in business, including procurement, utilization, and disposition of money. Financial aids such as budgeting and break even analysis, financial statement analysis, and capital management. Every semester. Prerequisites: ACC 2020 with a minimum grade of C, ECON 1010 and ECON 1020 with minimum grades of C, MGT 2110 or MATH 2100 with a minimum grade of C, MATH 1130 or MATH 1710 or MATH 1720 or MATH 1830 or MATH 1910 or MATH 1950, or department head approval. Junior standing. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    FIN 3180 - Financial Institutions


    (3) Credit Hours

    Capital markets and institutions; sources and uses of capital funds; impact of changes in flow of funds on the economy. Fall semester. Prerequisites: FIN 3020 with a minimum grade of C, or department head approval. Junior standing. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    FIN 3200 - Intermediate Financial Management


    (3) Credit Hours

    A course designed to provide students with a detailed development of key finance concepts introduced in earlier course work. Topics covered include risk analysis, security valuation, capital budgeting, cost of capital, capital structure, the dividend decision, leasing and mergers. Every semester. Prerequisites: FIN 3020 with a minimum grade of C, MGT 2120 with a minimum grade of C, or department head approval. Junior standing. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    FIN 3210 - Investments I


    (3) Credit Hours

    Theory of investment; classification of media; security analysis; investment market mechanisms; securities legislation; institutional aids to the investor, investment timing; formulation of investment programs. Fall and summer semesters. Prerequisites: FIN 3020 with a minimum grade of C, or department head approval. Junior standing. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    FIN 3370 - Principles of Insurance


    (3) Credit Hours

    Types of insurance, insurance coverage, policy protection, and company organization and regulation. On demand. Prerequisites: ECON 1010 and ECON 1020 with minimum grades of C, or department head approval. Junior standing. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    FIN 3710 - Real Estate Fundamentals


    (3) Credit Hours

    A survey course on real estate principles. Topics include property rights, ownership, economic and social issues, and brokerage. Fall semester. Prerequisites: FIN 3020, or department head approval. Junior standing. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    FIN 3900r - Experiential Learning: Academic Internship Program


    (1-3) Credit Hours

    A supervised work experience designed to strengthen the student’s technical competencies and fundamental knowledge in accounting, finance, management, marketing or entrepreneurship. Application process required. Minimum GPA and previous coursework will be evaluated prior to approval. A maximum of three credit hours can earned through one internship position. A maximum of six credit hours can be earned in BUS/ACC/ETR/FIN/MGT/MKT 3900r per student through the College of Business with no more than three hours earned per semester. Every semester. Prerequisites: approval of internship coordinator. Junior standing. Open to business majors only. Differential Course Fee will be assessed. Graded on a satisfactory/no credit basis. 
  
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    FIN 4030 - Financial Statement Analysis


    (3) Credit Hours

    Techniques of financial statement analysis with special attention paid to the balance sheet and the income statement. Emphasis on current position, profitability, and financial structure of the firm. Spring semester. Prerequisites: FIN 3020 with a minimum grade of C, or department head approval. Junior standing. Differential Course Fee will be assessed. 
  
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    FIN 4120 - International Finance


    (3) Credit Hours

    Designed to offer students an understanding of the global financial environment. Topics covered include foreign exchange markets, the evolving international financial architecture, currency crises, foreign exchange risk management, political risk and multinational capital budgeting. Spring semester. Prerequisites: Finance 3020 with a minimum grade of C and three hours from the following: ACC 3000, FIN 3180, FIN 3200, FIN 3210, or department head approval. Junior standing. Differential Course Fee will be assessed. 
  
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    FIN 4180 - Commercial Banking


    (3) Credit Hours

    An in-depth study of commercial banks and their role in the economy. The course provides a comprehensive examination of the issues facing today’s commercial bank managers and regulators. Topics covered include: banking history and regulation, credit analysis, asset and liability management, risk management, loan policy, and money management services. Trends such as consolidation, internationalization, and product diversification, are also addressed. On demand.Prerequisites: FIN 3020, or department head approval. Junior standing. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    FIN 4210 - Investments II


    (3) Credit Hours

    A course designed to introduce the undergraduate to advanced investment analysis and theory. Included in the course will be computer applications and analysis of investment vehicles and strategies. Fall and spring semesters. Prerequisites: FIN 3210, MGT 1000 or CPSC 1000 with a minimum grade of C, or department head approval. Junior standing. Differential Course Fee will be assessed. 
  
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    FIN 4230 - Financial Management


    (3) Credit Hours

    A case course which affords the undergraduate an opportunity to apply financial principles to actual situations. The course is a continuation of the topics in FIN 3200 using the case discussion approach. Fall and summer semesters. Prerequisites: FIN 3200, or department head approval. Junior standing. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    FIN 4310 - Derivative Securities


    (3) Credit Hours

    Theory and practical applications of futures, options, and other derivative securities. Concepts, model derivations, thought processes, tools used and numerical examples are included. Fall semester. Prerequisites: Any of the following: FIN 3180, FIN 3200, FIN 3210, or department head approval. Junior standing. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    FIN 4500 - Behavioral Finance


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course is designed to provide students with information on how individuals and firms make financial decisions, and how those decisions might deviate from those predicted by traditional financial or economic theory. Students explore the existence of psychological biases in financial decision-making, and examine the impacts of these biases in financial markets and other financial settings. The course examines how the insights of behavioral finance complement the traditional finance paradigm. On demand. Prerequisites: FIN 3020 and 3 additional hours of Finance, or department head approval. Junior standing. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    FIN 4710 - Real Estate Appraisal


    (3) Credit Hours

    Theory and practical applications of real estate appraisal. Qualitative and quantitative analyses are incorporated into the various approaches of real estate valuation. Topics include cash flow estimation, lease valuation, site valuation and market analyses. On demand. Prerequisites: FIN 3020 and FIN 3710, or department head approval. Junior standing. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    FIN 4880 - Seminar in Portfolio Management


    (3) Credit Hours

    A seminar in security analysis and portfolio management. Students will experience the actual investment decision process by analyzing and investing designated funds into a variety of securities. Spring semester. Prerequisites: FIN 3210 and or department head approval. Pre or Corequisites: ACC 3000 or FIN 4030 or department head approval. Junior standing. Differential Course Fee will be assessed. 
  
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    FIN 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. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    FIN 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. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    FIN 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. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    FIN 4999r - Group Studies


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. On demand. Prerequisites: department head approval. Differential course fee will be assessed. 

Foreign Languages

  
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    FLNG 1010r - Elementary Foreign Language I


    (3-6) Credit Hours

    Basic Grammar, elementary reading (and conversation for a modern spoken language). Student should consult department regarding use in satisfying University foreign language requirement. Fall semester on demand. 
  
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    FLNG 1020r - Elementary Foreign Language II


    (3-6) Credit Hours

    Basic Grammar, elementary reading (and conversation for a modern spoken language). Student should consult department regarding use in satisfying University foreign language requirement. Spring semester on demand. Prerequisites: FLNG 1010 with a minimum grade of C or placement, or department head approval. 
  
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    FLNG 1999r - Special Projects


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Individual or group projects. Maximum credit four hours. On demand. Prerequisites: department head approval. 
  
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    FLNG 2110r - Intermediate Language for Conversation I


    (3) Credit Hours

    Continuation of grammar intensive oral practice in the target language with emphasis in acquiring conversational skills. Class taught as much as possible in the target language. May not be repeated for additional credit in the same language. Student should consult department regarding use in satisfying University foreign language requirement. Prerequisites: FLNG 1020 with a minimum grade of C or placement, or department head approval. 
  
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    FLNG 2120r - Intermediate Language for Conversation II


    (3) Credit Hours

    Emphasis on oral proficiency and cultural awareness of the target culture. Class taught mostly in the target language.  May not be repeated for additional credit in the same language. Student should consult department regarding use in satisfying University foreign language requirement. Prerequisites: FLNG 2110 with a minimum grade of C or placement, or department head approval. 
  
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    FLNG 2130r - Intermediate Foreign Language I


    (3) Credit Hours

    Intermediate foreign language study with grammar review and extensive reading (conversation for a modern spoken language). Student should consult department regarding use in satisfying University foreign language requirement. Fall semester. On demand. 
  
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    FLNG 2140r - Intermediate Foreign Language II


    (3) Credit Hours

    Intermediate foreign language study with grammar review and extensive reading (conversation for a modern spoken language). Student should consult department regarding use in satisfying University foreign language requirement. Spring semester. On demand. 
  
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    FLNG 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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    FLNG 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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    FLNG 4999r - Group Studies


    (1-9) Credit Hours

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

French

The focus of the courses (4050 - 4999r) may include the development of the novel, the theater, poetry, narrative techniques, various critical approaches to works within a century and Francophone literature with particular emphasis on Quebec Studies.

  
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    FREN 1010 - Elementary French I


    (4) Credit Hours

    Basic grammar, elementary reading, and conversation. Fall semester. 
  
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    FREN 1020 - Elementary French II


    (4) Credit Hours

    Continuation of 1010. Spring semester. Prerequisites: FREN 1010 with a minimum grade of C or placement or department head approval. 
  
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    FREN 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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    FREN 2110 - Intermediate French for Conversation I


    (3) Credit Hours

    Intensive oral practice in French with emphasis on acquiring conversational skills and cultural awareness of the French speaking world. Class taught mostly in French. Fall semester. Prerequisites: FREN 1020 with a minimum grade of C or placement or department head approval. This course is prerequisite for majors and minors. 
  
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    FREN 2120 - Intermediate French for Conversation II


    (3) Credit Hours

    Emphasis on oral proficiency and cultural awareness of the French speaking world, in preparation for upper level courses. Class taught mostly in French. Spring semester. Prerequisites: FREN 2110 with a minimum grade of C or placement or department head approval. This course is prerequisite for minors and majors. 
  
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    FREN 2130 - Intermediate French for Reading I


    (3) Credit Hours

    Continuation of grammar and oral practice in French with emphasis on acquiring reading skills. Classes taught mostly in English with discussion in French or in English. This course is for students who only wish to satisfy their foreign language requirement. It does not prepare students for upper level French courses.Fall semester. Prerequisites: FREN 1020 with a minimum grade of C or placement or department head approval. 
  
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    FREN 2140 - Intermediate French for Reading II


    (3) Credit Hours

    Readings on French culture, literature and civilization. Emphasis on acquiring reading and translation skills. Classes conducted mostly in French with discussion in English or in French. This course is for students who only wish to satisfy their foreign language requirement. It does not prepare students for upper level French courses. Spring. Prerequisites: FREN 2110 or FREN 2130 with a minimum grade of C or placement or department head approval. 
  
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    FREN 2999r - Group Studies


    (1-4) Credit Hours

    On demand. Prerequisites: FREN 2110 with a minimum grade of C or department head approval. 
  
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    FREN 3110 - French Composition and Conversation I


    (3) Credit Hours

    Selections from French literature, topics of current interest and articles from French newspapers and magazines may be used as a basis for discussions and compositions. Fall semester. Prerequisites: FREN 2120 with a minimum grade of C or placement and oral proficiency with a rating of Novice-High or placement; ENGL 1010 or ENGL 1011 or ENGL 1020 or UHON 1010 or UHON 1020 with minimum grades of C or placement, or department head approval. 
  
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    FREN 3120 - French Composition and Conversation II


    (3) Credit Hours

    Selections from French literature, topics of current interest and articles from French newspapers and magazines may be used as a basis for discussions and compositions. Spring semester. Prerequisites: FREN 2120 and oral proficiency with a rating of Novice-High or placement; ENGL 1010 or ENGL 1011 or ENGL 1020 or UHON 1010 or UHON 1020 with minimum grades of C or placement; or department head approval. 
  
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    FREN 3210 - Advanced French Grammar and Writing I


    (3) Credit Hours

    Study of advanced grammar with special emphasis on writing and style.  Reading and analysis of illustrative texts.  Practice may be in a variety of written genres and styles:  creative writing, persuasive essays, research papers, technical writing, translation or editing. On demand. Prerequisites: FREN 2120 with a minimum grade of C or placement; or department head approval. 
  
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    FREN 3220 - Advanced French Grammar and Writing II


    (3) Credit Hours

    Study of advanced grammar with special emphasis on writing and style.  Reading and analysis of illustrative texts.  Practice may be in a variety of written genres and styles:  creative writing, persuasive essays, research papers, technical writing, translation or editing. On demand. Prerequisites: FREN 2120 with a minimum grade of C or placement; or department head approval. 
  
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    FREN 3230 - French Civilization


    (3) Credit Hours

    The fine arts, patterns of living, and total life-style of the French people approached through their language. Geographical and historical backgrounds included. On demand. Prerequisites: FREN 2120 with a minimum grade of C or placement, or department head approval. 
  
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    FREN 3240r - Special Topics in French Studies


    (3) Credit Hours

    Special topics in French studies offers study of a theme, genre, medium, period of Francophone country/ies. On demand. Prerequisites: FREN 2120 with a minimum grade of C or placement; or department head approval. 
  
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    FREN 3310 - Introduction to French Literature I


    (3) Credit Hours

    Representative works from the beginning to 1800 with attention to cultural, political, and social background. Prerequisites: FREN 2120 with a minimum grade of C or placement, or department head approval. 
  
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    FREN 3320 - Introduction to French Literature II


    (3) Credit Hours

    Representative works from 1800 to the present with attention to cultural, political, and social background. Prerequisites: FREN 2120 with a minimum grade of C or placement, or department head approval. 
  
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    FREN 3400 - French Internship


    (3) Credit Hours

    A cooperative arrangement between the university and specific elementary or middle schools, social service agencies or businesses involved with either foreign language instruction, service to foreign language-speaking clients, or business transactions with companies abroad. Every semester. Junior or senior standing and department head approval. 
  
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    FREN 3500 - French Literature and Culture: Francophone Studies


    (3) Credit Hours

    The focus is on representative works from the French-speaking world with attention to cultural, political, and social background. Prerequisites: FREN 2120 with a minimum grade of C or placement, or department head approval. 
  
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    FREN 3998r - 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: FREN 3110, 3120, 3210, 3220, 3230, 3310, 3320 or 3500 or department head approval.  Department may have additional prerequisite requirements.  
  
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    FREN 3999r - Group Studies


    (1-4) Credit Hours

    On demand. Prerequisites: FREN 2120 with a minimum grade of C or department head approval. 
  
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    FREN 4010r - Special Topics in French or Francophone Language, Literature and/or Culture


    (2-3) Credit Hours

    A reading course with emphasis on a field, period, or author, or on a topic of philology or linguistics. By special arrangement with the head of the department and the instructor. On demand. Prerequisites: FREN 3110 or 3120 or 3310 or 3320, all with minimum grades of C; or department head approval.
  
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    FREN 4050 - Romance Philology


    (3) Credit Hours

    Historical linguistics, the development of Romance languages from Vulgar Latin into modern Romance Languages. Covers basic linguistic concepts and terminology as well as phonological and morphological developments in Romance languages with particular emphasis on French and Spanish. Prerequisites: FREN 3210 or SPAN 3210 or LAT 2020, all with minimum grades of C; or department head approval. 
  
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    FREN 4070 - Seventeenth Century French Literature


    (3) Credit Hours

    On demand. Prerequisites: FREN 3110, 3120, 3310 and 3320, all with minimum grades of C; or department head approval. 
  
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    FREN 4090 - Eighteenth Century French Literature


    (3) Credit Hours

    On demand.  Prerequisites: FREN 3110, 3120, 3310 and 3320, all with minimum grades of C; or department head approval. 
  
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    FREN 4110 - Nineteenth Century French Literature


    (3) Credit Hours

    On demand. Prerequisites: FREN 3110, 3120, 3310 and 3320, all with minimum grades of C; or department head approval. 
  
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    FREN 4130 - Twentieth Century French Literature


    (3) Credit Hours

    On demand. Prerequisites: FREN 3110, 3120, 3310 and 3320, all with minimum grades of C; or department head approval. 
  
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    FREN 4400 - French Internship for Teachers


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course is an intensive internship for teachers. It includes a cooperative arrangement between the student and educational, business or social service agencies involved with foreign languages. Students who seek licensure in modern languages are required to study abroad or have a similar cultural experience. This meets the requirement for that experience. Prerequisites: FREN 3110, 3120, 3310, and 3320, all with minimum grades of C; or department head approval. 
  
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    FREN 4930 - Senior Seminar French


    (3) Credit Hours

    Integrated capstone experience emphasizing the knowledge and skills essential in the major covering French language, literature, and Francophone culture and civilization. Spring semester. French major with senior standing or department head approval. 
  
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    FREN 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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    FREN 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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    FREN 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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    FREN 4999r - Group Studies


    (1-9) Credit Hours

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

General Business Administration

  
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    BUS 1999r - Special Projects


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Individual or group projects. On demand. Prerequisites: department head approval. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    BUS 2900 - Experiential Learning: Business mentor Program in the College of Business


    (1) Credit Hours

    Experienced professionals support students who are paired in a mentoring relationship based on common professional interests in order to guide students toward best practices for career success. Course integrates academic learning with business world application and experiences. Course is non-repeatable. Fall and spring semesters. Prerequisites: department head approval. Sophomore standing. Open to Business Administration majors only. Differential course fee will be assessed. Graded on satisfactory/no credit basis. 
  
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    BUS 3350 - Legal Environment of Business


    (3) Credit Hours

    American legal institutions and sources of law; ethical considerations of business; an introduction to social and political influences as reflected in government regulation. Every semester. Prerequisites: department head approval. Sophomore standing. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    BUS 3360 - Business Law


    (3) Credit Hours

    Fundamental principles concerning contracts, personal property, and bailments, sales, commercial paper, secured transactions, agency and employment, partnerships and corporations, real property. Fall and spring semesters. Prerequisites: BUS 3350 or department head approval. Junior standing. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    BUS 3410 - Success Seminar: Career Development


    (1) Credit Hours

    Career planning and professional development practices will be explored and exercised to assist students in becoming business-world ready. The course offers exposure to business community leaders presenting on various career management topics. Students will refine self-marketing skills to enter or advance in the job market. Every semester. Prerequisites: department head approval. Junior standing. Open to Business Administration majors only. Differential course fee will be assessed. Graded on satisfactory/no credit basis. 
  
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    BUS 3900r - Experiential Learning: Academic Internship Program


    (1-3) Credit Hours

    A supervised work experience designed to strengthen the student’s technical competencies and fundamental knowledge in accounting, finance, management, marketing or entrepreneurship. Application process required. Minimum GPA and previous coursework will be evaluated prior to approval. A maximum of three credit hours can earned through one internship position. A maximum of six credit hours can be earned in BUS/ACC/ETR/FIN/MGT/MKT 3900r per student through the College of Business with no more than three hours earned per semester. Every semester. Prerequisites: approval of internship coordinator. Junior standing. Open to business majors only. Differential Course Fee will be assessed. Graded on a satisfactory/no credit basis. 
  
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    BUS 4120 - Taxation of Estates, Gifts and Trusts


    (3) Credit Hours

    A study of the federal taxation of wealth transfers, including federal estate and gift taxes, and the income taxation of estates and trusts. Summer semester. Prerequisites: BUS 3350 or department head approval. Junior standing. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    BUS 4530 - The Business of Health Care


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course provides a basic understanding of the U.S. health care industry. Emphasis is on health care delivery issues, health care organization issues, and current topics of concern related to health care management and business issues. Summer semester. Prerequisites: FIN 3020, MKT 3130, MGT 3110 and MGT 3150 or department head approval. Junior standing. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    BUS 4590 - Small Business Practicum


    (3) Credit Hours

    A project-based course where students, under the director of the instructor, serve as business consultants. Students work directly with entrepreneurial companies to help solve practical business problems such as situation analysis, market evaluation, strategy development and implementation/control capabilities. The course uses a combination of independent study, in-class lecture and discussion, written reports and working presentations to assist students in sharpening analytical and communication skills as they apply to understanding small business management. On demand. Prerequisites: FIN 3020, MGT 3110, MGT 3150, MKT 3130, MKT 3500 or ETR 3500 or department head approval. Corequisites: MGT 3400 or ETR 3400 or department head approval. Junior standing. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    BUS 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. On demand. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    BUS 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: approval of department head. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    BUS 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: approval of department head. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    BUS 4999r - Group Studies


    1 - 9 Credit Hours

    Every semester. Prerequisites: approval of department head. Differential course fee will be assessed. 

General Science

  
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    GNSC 1110 - The Physical Environment: Atoms to Galaxies


    (3) Credit Hours

    Description of physical science from three viewpoints: its historical and sociological significance, the processes of science, and the present content of scientific fact and theory. Topics include physics, chemistry, geology, and astronomy. Corequisites: GNSC 1110L or department head approval. 
  
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    GNSC 1110L - General Science Laboratory


    (1) Credit Hours

    Laboratory to accompany General Science 1110. Studies involve motion and gravity, wave motion, circuits, optics, nuclear radiation, astronomy measurements, and magnetic fields. Two hours per week. Every semester. Corequisites: GNSC 1110 or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    GNSC 1150 - Science and Society


    (3) Credit Hours

    Explores the interrelationship of science and society through discussion of scientific issues that are vitally important to our society and everyday life. Specific topics may vary in keeping with current issues, but are likely to include the technology revolution, the energy crisis and possible solutions, the importance of science to our economy and defense, the impact of politics and the economy on scientific research, and space science.  On demand. 
  
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    GNSC 1999r - Special Projects


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Individual or group projects. On demand. Prerequisites: department head approval. 
  
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    GNSC 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: approval of department head. 
  
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    GNSC 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: approval of department head. 
  
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    GNSC 4999r - Group Studies


    1 - 9 Credit Hours

    Every semester. Prerequisites: approval of department head. 

Geography

  
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    GEOG 1010 - Physical Geography


    (3) Credit Hours

    The physical environment with emphasis on processes that influence the distribution and pattern of landforms, water, climate, vegetation, and soil. Every semester. 
  
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    GEOG 1030 - World Geography


    (3) Credit Hours

    Description and analysis of selected world regions, their internal characteristics and problems, and the nature of their interrelationships in a global context. Every semester. 
  
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    GEOG 1040 - Cultural Geography


    (3) Credit Hours

    Systematic study of the distribution and locational processes of population, nutrition and health, disease, religion, agriculture, industry, cities, geopolitics, and other topics in human geography. Every semester. 
  
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    GEOG 1999r - Special Projects


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Individual or group projects. On demand. Prerequisites: department head approval. 
  
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    GEOG 2060 - Atmosphere, Weather and Climate


    (3) Credit Hours

    The atmosphere about us and its interactions with human society. Atmospheric origin, composition, moisture, temperature, general circulation, and pollution problems. Jet streams and variations of weather and climate over time and space. Every fourth semester. 
 

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