Academic Catalog 2016-2017 
    
    Jul 10, 2020  
Academic Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


Click here to view the Texas Common Course Numbering System.

Each course includes an academic discipline prefix followed by four numerals (Example: HIST 3305). The first numeral indicates the academic level of a course; Academic Achievement is indicated by a “0”; freshman-level courses by a “1”; sophomore-level courses by a “2”; junior/senior-level courses by a “3” or “4”; courses restricted to graduate students by a “5.”

After taking a higher level course, a student is not allowed to take the prerequisite of the course for credit. For example, if a student successfully completed MATH 1304 - College Algebra, the student would not be allowed to take ACAC 0325 - Pre-Algebra and ACAC0326 - Elementary Algebra or MATH1300 - Intermediate Algebra.

The second digit indicates the semester hour credit given for the course. The third and fourth digits represent the position of the course in the sequence of offerings by the discipline.

Example: HIST 3305

  HIST - History curriculum
  3 - Junior level course
  3 - Three semester hours credit
  05 - Fifth course in the sequence of history courses

Other indicators used in the numbering system include:

  1. Career and Technology courses are indicated by CTED prefix.
  2. Hyphenated numbers, which indicate that the first semester course is usually a prerequisite to the second (GERM 1301-1302).
  3. Directed Study Courses indicated by a section number of 99 (HIST 3305.99).
  4. Practicum Courses indicated by a 60-69 in the final two digits (EDUC 4361).
  5. Experimental/Special Courses indicated by a 79X in the final digits (ENGL 4379X).
  6. Honor Courses indicated by a 90-99 in the final two digits (MATH 4691).

Not every course is offered regularly. Students should consult the Schedule of Classes to ascertain which courses are actually offered during a given semester.

***CHIN, FREN, GERM, LATN, and SPAN 1301 and CHIN, FREN, GERM, LATN, and SPAN 1302 may be taught at external campuses as three-hour courses without additional emphasis given to the communicative aspect.**

** BIOL 1300, BIOL 2301, BIOL 4307,GEOL 1301, GEOL 1304, GEOL 3302, GEOL 3304, GEOL 3305, GEOL 3309, GEOL 4307, and ENVS 3301 may be taught at external campuses as three hour courses without labs and without fees.**

Course Numbering System

Number  Eligibility
0100-0300 Developmental or Ensemble course
1000-1400 Freshman course
2000-2400 Sophomore course
3000-3400 Junior course
4000-4600 Senior course
5000-6600 Graduate course

Please note, when searching courses by Code or Number, an asterisk (*) can be used to return mass results. For instance a Code search of ” 23* ” can be entered, returning all 2300 level courses.

 

Academic Achievement

  
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    ACAC 0320 - Study Skills


    3 hrs

    Developing practical study skill techniques, study and listening skills, learning styles, time management, decision making, goal setting, and the student-teacher connection. Presentations, university catalog usage, a research project, and a tour of the library. This course is required of all students who must enroll in at least two Academic Achievement courses. “C” or better needed to exit course.
  
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    ACAC 0321 - College Reading I


    3 hrs

    Foundational reading skills; increasing vocabulary and reading comprehension. Required for students whose score on approved assessment tests is below minimum for entry in  .  “C” or better with the Accuplacer score incorporated into course grade required to advance to  . Three lecture hours and one lab hour per week.
  
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    ACAC 0322 - College Reading II


    3 hrs

    Foundational reading skills; increasing vocabulary, reading comprehension, reading speed, and critical thinking. Required for students whose score on approved assessment tests is below minimum for entry in  . “C” or better with the Accuplacer score incorporated into course grade required to advance to  . Three lecture hours and one lab hour per week.
  
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    ACAC 0325 - Pre-Algebra


    3 hrs

    Exponents, order of operations, factors and prime numbers, fractions, decimals, signed numbers, evaluating and simplifying algebraic expressions, solving linear equations in one variable, introduction to exponents and polynomial expressions. Required for students whose score on approved assessment tests is below minimum for entry in   or  . Students must have a “C” or better to advance to  .
  
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    ACAC 0326 - Elementary Algebra


    3 hrs

    Evaluating and simplifying algebraic expressions, solving linear equations in one variable, graphing linear equations, problem solving, exponents and polynomials, introduction to factoring polynomials. Required for students whose score on approved assessment tests is below minimum for entry in   or  . Students must have a “C” or better to advance to  .
  
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    ACAC 0330 - Writing I


    3 hrs

    developing essential college writing skills, effective sentences, and logically organized paragraphs; improving grammar, mechanics, and proofreading. Required for students whose score on approved assessment tests is below minimum for entry in  . “C” or better with the Accuplacer score incorporated into course grade required to advance to  . Three lecture hours and one lab hour per week.
  
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    ACAC 0331 - Writing II


    3 hrs

    Developing essential college writing skills, complex sentences, and logically organized paragraphs and essays; improving grammar, mechanics, revising and proofreading. Required for students whose score on approved assessment tests is below minimum for entry in  . “C” or better with the Accuplacer score incorporated into course grade required to advance to  . Three lecture hours and one lab hour per week.

Accounting

  
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    ACCT 2305 - Principles of Accounting I


    3 hrs

    Fundamental principles of accounting applied to individual proprietorship; journals, ledgers, working papers, adjusting and closing entries, financial statements, deferrals, accruals, plant and intangible assets, and accounting systems. Note: Credit not awarded toward degree for both ACCT 2305 and ACCT 3307 . Corequisite(s): MATH 1304  or consent of school.
  
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    ACCT 2306 - Principles of Accounting II


    3 hrs

    Accounting for partnerships and corporations. Fixed assets, depreciation, depletion, amortization, bonds, sinking funds, reserves, control accounting, and decision-making. Note: Credit not awarded toward degree for both ACCT 2306 and ACCT 3308. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2305
  
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    ACCT 3305 - Intermediate Accounting I


    3 hrs

    Accounting of financial statements, depreciation, depletion, intangible assets, stocks and bonds, cash and receivables, inventories, investments, and installment sales. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2306 
  
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    ACCT 3306 - Intermediate Accounting II


    3 hrs

    Pensions and leases, paid-in capital, retained earnings, correction of errors: statements from incomplete data, financial statements, reporting price changes, financial statement analysis, and measurements of liquidity and profitability. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 3305 
  
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    ACCT 3307 - Financial Accounting


    3 hrs

    Financial accounting covering the accounting cycle and related items for business entities. Current assets and liabilities, long-term assets and liabilities, statement of cash flows, internal control, accounting ethics, and financial statement analysis. Note: Credit not awarded toward degree for both ACCT 2305  and ACCT 3307. Prerequisite(s): MATH 1304  or consent of school.
  
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    ACCT 3308 - Managerial Accounting


    3 hrs

    Managerial accounting including, but not limited to, activity-based costing, costs for decision-making, budgeting, controlling, product costing, inventory management tools, quality costs, and cost-volume-profit analysis. Note: Credit not awarded toward degree for both ACCT 2306  and ACCT 3308. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 3307 
  
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    ACCT 3309 - Accounting Theory and Analysis


    3 hrs

    Traditional and electronic sources of authoritative accounting and tax literature for research into issues relating to wide range of accounting and tax issues. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 3308  or ACCT 2306 .
  
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    ACCT 3310 - Fraud Prevention


    3 hrs

    Forensic accounting and fraud examination and how they pertain to both civil and criminal matters. Characteristics of fraud, fraud prevention and detection, investigative techniques, asset recovery, and use of information technology. Identify common fraud schemes and scams. Review, detect, and investigate possible financial statement fraud. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 3308  or ACCT 2306 .
  
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    ACCT 3316 - Financial Statement Analysis


    3 hrs

    Consolidated statements, combinations and mergers, special sales contracts, consignments, special problems in income and tax reporting, and fiduciary accounting. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2306  or ACCT 3308  
  
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    ACCT 4305 - Auditing


    3 hrs

    Auditing principles, techniques, and procedures; professional ethics and legal responsibility; the audit program; fieldwork; and the audit report. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 3306  or concurrent enrollment.
  
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    ACCT 4306 - Cost Accounting


    3 hrs

    Job and process cost accounting, dealing with determining, reporting, analyzing, and controlling the cost of a particular process, job, service, unit, or department. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 3308  or ACCT 2306 .
  
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    ACCT 4307 - Public Sector Accounting


    3 hrs

    Budgetary projection, planning implementation, and performance reporting using fund accounting. Budgetary processes of federal, state, and local units and other non-profit organizations are compared. Sources of public revenues and public limitations on usage. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 3305 
  
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    ACCT 4308 - Federal Income Tax I


    3 hrs

    Computation and reporting of ordinary income, capital gains and losses, and exclusion and reductions applicable principally to individuals. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2306  or ACCT 3308 .
  
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    ACCT 4309 - Federal Income Tax II


    3 hrs

    Modern business organization with attention to financial problems and tax laws applicable to corporations. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 4308 
  
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    ACCT 4312 - Advanced Accounting Problems


    3 hrs

    Consolidated statements, combinations and mergers, special sales contracts, consignments, special problems in income and tax reporting, and fi duciary accounting. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 3306  or concurrent enrollment.
  
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    ACCT 4316 - Selected Topics in Accounting


    3 hrs

    Topic not covered by other accounting offerings, or not covered in the same depth. Prerequisite(s): Approval of the school.
  
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    ACCT 4325 - Global Decision Making


    3 hrs

    Financial accounting and managerial accounting for multinational corporations, international tax, and comparative accounting systems. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2306  or ACCT 3308  
  
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    ACCT 4334 - Business Ethics for Accountants


    3 hrs

    In-depth investigation of ethical management and leadership styles, including context of a Christian worldview. Ethical reasoning for application to a variety of business situations.
  
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    ACCT 4346 - Accounting Information Systems


    3 hrs

    Theories, procedures, and techniques of accounting information systems for organizations. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2306  or  ACCT 3308 .
  
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    ACCT 5301 - Managerial Accounting


    3 hrs

    Presentation, analysis, and interpretation of accounting data for use in planning, organizing, actuating, and controlling activities. Prerequisite(s): BUAD 5301 
  
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    ACCT 5304 - Business Ethics for Accountants


    3 hrs

    Systematic overview of normative ethics and a comprehensive discussion of contemporary moral issues including analysis of case studies.
  
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    ACCT 5308 - Taxation of Individuals


    3 hrs

    Focuses on a variety of subjects relevant to the federal income tax law applicable to individuals. Subjects covered include gross income, property transactions, capital gains, depreciation, business and itemized deductions, tax credits, and accounting periods and methods. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2306  or ACCT 3308 .
  
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    ACCT 5309 - Taxation of Corporations & Other Entities


    3 hrs

    Focuses on more advanced topics applicable to C and S corporations, and partnerships. Students will engage in an assessment activity which will integrate substantive tax issues, researching primary tax authority, ethical considerations for the tax professional, and forms of communication most relevant to tax practices. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 5308 
  
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    ACCT 5310 - Forensic Accounting


    3 hrs

    Forensic accounting and fraud examination and how they pertain to both civil and criminal matters. Characteristics of fraud, fraud prevention and detection, investigative techniques, asset recovery, and the use of information technology. Identification of common fraud schemes and scams. Review, detect, and investigate possible financial statement fraud. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2306  or ACCT 3308  or approval of school.
  
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    ACCT 5311 - Estate & Gift Taxation


    3 hrs

    Topic not covered by other accounting offerings, or not covered in the same depth. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2306  or ACCT 3308   or approval of school.
  
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    ACCT 5313 - Analysis & Use of Financial Statements


    3 hrs

    Focuses on the analysis of information incorporated in financial statements, including the impact of alternative accounting procedures and assumptions. Offers ways to adjust for selected reporting differences. Uses case studies of US and international firms as well as discussions of computer databases and computer-based assignments. Course will include a project based on company and industry of your own choosing.
  
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    ACCT 5314 - Advanced Auditing


    3 hrs

    Focuses on the environmental, professional, and technical aspects of internal and external auditing. Ethics, auditor’s legal and professional responsibilities, auditor’s report, audit evidence, internal controls, and statistical sampling are studied. Students will use the actual audit standards and practices to understand and evaluate audit situations.
  
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    ACCT 5316 - Selected Topics in Accounting


    3 hrs

    Topic not covered by other accounting offerings, or not covered in the same depth. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2306  or ACCT 3308  or approval of school.
  
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    ACCT 5320 - Accounting for Global Decision-Making


    3 hrs

    Evolving nature of managerial accounting practice in a rapidly changing global environment. Unique problems faced by United States business concerns with respect to developing and utilizing effective managerial accounting. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2306  or ACCT 3308  or approval of the school.
  
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    ACCT 5360 - Practicum/Internship in Accounting


    3 hrs

    Supervised practical application of previously studies theory or supervised work experience in accounting in an approved position in business. Note: Credit/No Credit

American Sign Language

  
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    ASL 1401 - Beginning American Sign Language I


    4 hrs

    Introductory course focused on initial development of receptive and expressive language skills in American Sign Language. Additional emphasis given to the communicative aspect of acquiring a language.
  
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    ASL 1402 - Beginning American Sign Language II


    4 hrs

    Introductory course focused on continued development of receptive and expressive language skills in American Sign Language. Additional emphasis given to the communicative aspect of acquiring a language. Prerequisite(s): ASL 1401  
  
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    ASL 2301 - Intermediate American Sign Language I


    3 hrs

    Intermediate level American Sign Language course focused on the intensive study of grammar, vocabulary, and expressive skills. Prerequisite(s): ASL 1402  
  
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    ASL 2302 - Intermediate American Sign Language II


    3 hrs

    Intermediate level American Sign Language course focused on the intensive study of grammar, vocabulary, and expressive skills with an emphasis on conversational and storytelling skills. Prerequisite(s): ASL 2301  

Art

  
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    ART 1301 - Art Appreciation


    3 hrs

    An introduction to art history and art criticism, including basic principles of design, critical evaluation, and essential art foundations studies.
  
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    ART 1302 - Drawing I


    3 hrs

    Investigates a variety of media, techniques, and subjects, exploring perceptual and descriptive possibilities with consideration of drawing as a developmental process and a finished product.
  
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    ART 1304 - Painting I


    3 hrs

    Explores the potentials of painting media with emphasis on color, composition, technique, and critical evaluation. Includes studio projects and research in painting.
  
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    ART 1305 - Sculpture I


    3 hrs

    Explores various sculptural approaches in a variety of media, and includes additive and subtractive techniques.
  
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    ART 2301 - Visual Arts for the School Teacher


    3 hrs

    Explores art as a vehicle for education in all-level concentration, including Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Art, principles of design, elements of art, methods and materials, and psychology related to evaluating child-made art.
  
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    ART 2303 - Design I


    3 hrs

    Introduces basic design concepts with emphasis on two-dimensional design, fundamentals of line, form, texture, shape, space, and arrangement.
  
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    ART 2306 - Ceramics I


    3 hrs

    Introduces basic ceramic processes, including hand-built and wheel-thrown forms. Course Fee: $30.00
  
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    ART 2307 - Printmaking I Introduction


    3 hrs

    Introduction to printmaking with sections designated for water-base screen-printing, monoprints, woodcut, lithography, and etching.
  
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    ART 2308 - Art History Survey I


    3 hrs

    Survey of Western and non-Western painting, sculpture, architecture and minor arts from prehistoric to the fourteenth century.
  
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    ART 2309 - Art History Survey II


    3 hrs

    Survey of Western and non-Western paintings, sculpture, architecture and minor arts from the fourteenth century to the present.
  
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    ART 2330 - Computer Graphic Design I


    3 hrs

    Technical aspects of page layout, visual organization, meaning and expressive qualities as visual form.
  
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    ART 2331 - Digital Photography


    3 hrs

    Basic techniques of photographic image making and processing using digital equipment and computer software. Digital camera required.
  
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    ART 3300 - Intermediate Digital Photography


    3 hrs

    Further concentration on photographic composition, development and manipulation of imagery, with emphasis on color photograph. Prerequisite(s): ART 2331 
  
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    ART 3302 - Drawing II


    3 hrs

    Emphasizes expressive and conceptual aspects of drawing, including studies of the human figure within a spatial environment.
  
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    ART 3303 - Design II


    3 hrs

    Emphasizes advanced form and content, and conceptual study of visual language including computer generated imagery.
  
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    ART 3304 - Painting II


    3 hrs

    Greater emphasis on conceptual development, process and overall visual development of expression; includes history, critique, and research into current issues in painting.
  
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    ART 3305 - Sculpture II


    3 hrs

    Emphasizes artistic statement and individual expression with further study of history technical methods.
  
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    ART 3306 - Ceramics II


    3 hrs

    Offers the potter opportunity for specialization in one or more ceramic processes, includes studies in various firing techniques and glaze chemistry. Course Fee: $30.00
  
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    ART 3307 - Printmaking II


    3 hrs

    In-depth study of printmaking methods of silkscreen, woodblock, monoprints, lithography, or etching.
  
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    ART 3308 - Individual Two-Dimensional Problems


    3 hrs

    Designed to fulfill 2-D concentration requirement for art majors and minors. Study is arranged by the instructor to meet individual two dimensional requirement. Note: May be repeated for credit.
  
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    ART 3309 - Individual Three-Dimensional Problems


    3 hrs

    Designed to fulfill 3-D concentration requirement for art majors and minors. Study arranged by the instructor to meet individual three dimensional requirements. Note: May be repeated for credit.
  
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    ART 3311 - Contemporary Art History


    3 hrs

    Visual survey of contemporary art trends dating from the 1800’s to the present day, includes studies of critical evaluation and social impact of contemporary styles.
  
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    ART 3312 - Watercolor


    3 hrs

    Introduction to transparent watercolor with emphasis on technique and composition development.
  
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    ART 3314 - Metal and Jewelry Design I


    3 hrs

    Introduction to basic techniques in metal and jewelry making with emphasis on three-dimensional design, fabrication processes using wax and metal.
  
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    ART 3315 - Three-Dimensional Design


    3 hrs

    Emphasizes organization in three-dimensional space using large construction format articulated by line, plane, volume, mass, and surface.
  
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    ART 3330 - Computer Graphic Design II


    3 hrs

    Study of relationship between visual and verbal language, digital production and image manipulation. Prerequisite(s): ART 2330 
  
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    ART 3331 - Graphic Design History


    3 hrs

    An examination of the evolution of the graphic arts. Discussed design innovators as well as styles and movements. Emphasis placed on the 20th century.
  
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    ART 3332 - Typography and Branding


    3 hrs

    An examination of basic typography as a compositional tool. Analyzes the architecture of type from the single letterform to an entire page layout. Also focuses on meaning, concept development, process, research and problem solving methods relating to branding and visual identity design. Prerequisite(s): ART 2330 
  
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    ART 4302 - Advanced Digital Photography


    3 hrs

    Advanced studies in digital processes, with emphasis on development and manipulation of photographic imagery. Prerequisite(s): ART 3300 
  
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    ART 4303 - Art Instruction in Secondary Education


    3 hrs

    Methods and strategies for art instruction in secondary school including art evaluation and criticism, classroom organization and management, portfolio development and teaching effectiveness.
  
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    ART 4304 - Commercial Illustration


    3 hrs

    Studies media artwork including techniques, processes and conceptual development, and concentrates on studio production of art for print and electronic media. Prerequisite(s): ART 1302 , ART 1304 , ART 2303 ,   , and  .
  
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    ART 4305 - Painting III


    3 hrs

    Advanced studies in painting with emphasis on studio production for exhibition. Prerequisite(s): ART 1304  and ART 3304 .
  
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    ART 4306 - Ceramic Sculpture


    3 hrs

    Emphasizes clay as a sculptural media and as a process not associated with the vessel tradition. Processes include slab construction, extrusions, and large coil forms using additive and subtractive techniques with alternative fi ring processes such as pit firing, sagar firing, and Raku. Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor to enroll.
  
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    ART 4307 - Metal Fabrication for Sculpture


    3 hrs

    Advanced metal fabrication techniques and processes related to large scale sculpture with emphasis on shop safety, welding terminology and symbols, development of shop drawings, applications of fabrication, welding, oxyacetylene operations, personal protective equipment and tool usage. Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Instructor to enroll.
  
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    ART 4314 - Metal and Jewelry Design II


    3 hrs

    Advanced metal and jewelry making techniques, with emphasis on fabrication methods and casting processes. Prerequisite(s): ART 3314 
  
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    ART 4316 - Graphic Design Special Topic


    3 hrs

    Explores the technological, theoretical, cultural, social, political and economic issues currently influencing the field of graphic design. Design projects relate to the current state of graphic design as a means of visual communication. Considers solutions for issues and topics relevant to contemporary design culture. Emphasis placed on the role of the designer in the community. Stress is also placed on teamwork, communication and interpersonal skills. Prerequisite(s): ART 2330  and ART 3330 .
  
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    ART 4360 - Practicum


    3 hrs

    Concentration in studio production of portfolio works culminating in solo exhibition requirement for graduation. Students are responsible for all aspects of development and installation of professional visual art exhibition, personal resume and portfolio presentation.
  
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    ART 4361 - Graphic Design Internship


    3 hrs

    Allows students to gain practical design experience under the supervision of a qualified professional designer. Prerequisite(s): ART 2330  and ART 3330 .

Biology

  
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    BIOL 1400 - Life Science


    4 hrs

    A general laboratory-based course for non-science majors or minors; employs the scientific method to discover how living things are: organized, acquire materials and energy, respond to their environment, reproduce & develop, and adapt to their environment; attention given to bio-ethical issues in contemporary biology. Note: BIOL 1300 may be taught at external campuses as three hour courses without labs and without fees. Lecture three hours; laboratory three hours. Course Fee: $90.00
  
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    BIOL 1401 - General Biology I


    4 hrs

    First semester of a two-semester series intended for science majors, and required for biology and molecular biology majors; fundamentals of the scientifi c method, experimental design, data collection, scientific writing, chemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, cellular respiration, photosynthesis, the cell cycle, and genetics. Prerequisite(s): High school biology or BIOL 1400 . Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours. Course Fee: $90.00
  
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    BIOL 1402 - General Biology II


    4 hrs

    Second of a two-semester series intended for science majors, and required for biology and molecular biology majors; concepts of organismal biology, population biology, diversity of biological systems, origins and adaptations of populations within the biosphere. Prerequisite(s): BIOL 1400  with “B” or better, or BIOL 1401 . Lecture three hours; laboratory three hours. Course Fee: $90.00
  
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    BIOL 2305 - Nutrition


    3 hrs

    Science of nutrition; references to nutritional needs in clinical situations; role of nutrition in human growth and development and needs change during the life cycle; designed for pre-nursing students and does not meet the laboratory life science general education requirement. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1400 , or CHEM 1401 , or BIOL 2408  
  
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    BIOL 2401 - Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology


    4 hrs

    Survey of human anatomy and physiology with emphasis on the skeletal, circulatory, muscular and nervous systems. Students who have successfully completed a higher-level human anatomy and physiology course may not take this course for credit toward their degree. Note: This course is designed to meet degree requirements for students in Exercise and Sport Science or Life Science (Grades 8-12) and will NOT meet the laboratory science requirements for other majors. *Note: BIOL 2301 may be taught at external campuses as three hour courses without labs and without fees. Prerequisite(s): BIOL 1400   Lecture three hours; laboratory three hours. Course Fee: $90.00
  
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    BIOL 2408 - Fundamentals of Human Anatomy and Physiology I


    4 hrs

    Designed for students preparing for application to nursing school or those allied health programs accepting lower-level anatomy and physiology as prerequisites. Topics covered in semester 1 of the two semester sequence will include the introductory concepts of structure and function of the human body and its major organs; the anatomy and physiology of the skeletal, muscular, and neural systems; the basic interrelationships involved in these organ systems as found in a normal human body; and representative disease processes affecting the normal functioning of these body systems. Students who have successfully completed a higher-level human anatomy and physiology course may not take this course for credit toward their degree. Course Fee: $90.00
  
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    BIOL 2409 - Fundamentals of Human Anatomy and Physiology II


    4 hrs

    Designed for students preparing for application to nursing school or those allied health programs accepting lower-level anatomy and physiology as prerequisites. Topics covered in semester II of the two semester sequence will include the anatomy and physiology of the circulatory, excretory, digestive, and reproductive systems; the basic interrelationships involved in these organ systems as found in a normal human body; and representative disease processes affecting the normal functioning of these body systems. Students who have successfully completed a higher-level human anatomy and physiology course may not take this course for credit toward their degree. Prerequisite(s): BIOL 2408 , or BIOL 3408 , or school approval. Course Fee: $90.00
  
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    BIOL 3310 - Medical Terminology


    3 hrs

    Development of a medical language for health-care professionals; key terms pertaining to anatomy, clinical concepts, diseases, diagnosis, treatment, surgery, and drugs are emphasized through word analysis, and case studies. Prerequisite(s): School approval. Lecture three hours.
  
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    BIOL 3401 - Invertebrate Zoology


    4 hrs

    Structure, function, and natural history of invertebrate animals with special emphasis on the ecological, physiological, and anatomical patterns of adaptive significance. One weekend field trip may be required for this course. Note: Other fees may apply for field trip costs. Prerequisite(s): BIOL 1401  or school approval. Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours. Course Fee: $90.00
  
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    BIOL 3402 - Genetics


    4 hrs

    Fundamental principles and mechanisms of heredity and variation, modern developments, and discovery techniques. One weekend field trip may be required for this course. Prerequisite(s): BIOL 1401  or school approval. Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours. Course Fee: $90.00
  
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    BIOL 3403 - Developmental Biology


    4 hrs

    Embryogenesis in invertebrates and vertebrate animal systems; emphasis placed on the determination of cell fate, lineage versus environmental controls, multi-potential stem cells, and the regulation of cell type-specific gene expression. Prerequisite(s): BIOL 1401   Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours. Course Fee: $90.00
  
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    BIOL 3404 - Vertebrate Biology


    4 hrs

    Study of the extant classes of vertebrates emphasizing their morphology as it relates to their life histories, ecology, and distribution; anatomy and physiology having to do with habitat and niche occupancy will be emphasized. One weekend field trip may be required for this course. Note: Other fees may apply for field costs. Prerequisite(s): BIOL 1402  or school approval. Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours. Course Fee: $90.00
  
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    BIOL 3405 - General Botany


    4 hrs

    Survey of the plant kingdom with emphasis on plant morphology, photosynthesis, mineral nutrition, and growth regulation. Prerequisite(s): BIOL 1402  or school approval. Lecture three hours, laboratory, three hours. Course Fee: $90.00
  
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    BIOL 3407 - Ecology


    4 hrs

    Basic ecological principles and concepts that relate to structure and function of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems with emphasis on the nature of populations, communities, and ecosystems. One weekend field trip will be required in this class. Note: Other fees may apply for field trip costs. Prerequisite(s): BIOL 1402  or school approval. Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours. Course Fee: $90.00
  
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    BIOL 3408 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I


    4 hrs

    Structure and function of the human body, its major organs, and its skeletal, muscular, and neural systems. Prerequisite(s): BIOL 1401  or school approval. Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours. Course Fee: $90.00
  
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    BIOL 3409 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II


    4 hrs

    Structure and function of systems involved with regulation, maintenance and continuity, endocrine, sensory, cardiovascular, reproduction, and renal systems. Prerequisite(s): BIOL 3408   Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours. Course Fee: $90.00
  
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    BIOL 3410 - Microbiology


    4 hrs

    Identification, growth, nutrition, metabolism, and infectious nature of microorganisms; consideration is also given to fungi, protozoa, bacteria, and viruses. Prerequisite(s): BIOL 1401  or BIOL 2408  or BIOL 3408  or school approval. Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours. Course Fee: $90.00
  
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    BIOL 3411 - Pathophysiology


    4 hrs

    Application of knowledge of normal anatomy and physiology to promote a clear understanding of disease processes. Introduces the student to common body responses and manifestations of disease that result from imbalances in homeostasis of the body. Prerequisite(s): BIOL 2408  or BIOL 3408 , and BIOL 2409  or BIOL 3409 , and BIOL 3410 .
  
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    BIOL 4400 - Plant Taxonomy


    4 hrs

    Natural history and taxonomy of the major groups of vascular plants; attention is given to identification, nomenclature, and classification of flowering plants. At least one weekend trip or extended field trip may be required for this course. Note: Other fees may apply for field trip costs. Prerequisite(s): BIOL 1402  or school approval. Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours. Course Fee: $90.00
  
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    BIOL 4404 - Parasitology


    4 hrs

    Study of the organisms that take up their residence, temporarily or permanently, on or within other living organisms; relationship of these organisms to their hosts. Prerequisite(s): BIOL 1401  or school approval. Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours. Course Fee: $90.00
  
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    BIOL 4406 - Vertebrate Natural History and Taxonomy


    4 hrs

    Variation and selection, systematics and taxonomy, environmental and genetic influences, zoogeography, behavior, reproduction, feeding specializations, and population dynamics of the vertebrate groups; recording of field observations and practice in the collection and preparation of study specimens of vertebrates are encouraged during field studies. One weekend field trip may be required for this course. Note: Other fees may apply for field trip costs. Prerequisite(s): BIOL 1402  or school approval. Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours. Course Fee: $90.00
 

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