Aug 13, 2020  
Mansfield University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Mansfield University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Courses


 
  
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    MU 4417 - COMPOSITION


    Contemporary techniques of musical composition; emphasis on creative work.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisite: MU 3312

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    MU 4420 - SONG LITERATURE


    Studies development of monophonic song from the days of the troubadours and troupers to the present time. Emphasizes especially the history of the German lied, the French chanson or melody, and solo song in the British Isles and the United States. Also includes the major composers of song in the Slavic countries, Spain, South America, and Scandinavia.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    MU 4421 - CHORAL LITERATURE


    The study of choral repertoire from each historical period including literature from the spiritual, folk, and jazz idioms. Course will include music for choirs from elementary school through collegiate levels as well as issues regarding performance practice, vocal warm-ups, and rehearsal techniques.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisites MU 3350, MU 3351.

    Credits: 2 cr.
  
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    MU 4427 - CONTEMPORARY MUSIC


    Surveys the styles, forms, and musical techniques of contemporary music.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    MU 4428 - AMERICAN MUSIC


    Historical background and development of music in the United States from colonial times to the present. Studies the principal composers and their music. Reading, research, and listening emphasized.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    MU 4429 - ADVANCED STUDIES MUSIC LITERATURE


    Intensive study of selected choral, solo, chamber, and orchestral masterpieces: emphasis on formal and stylistic developments.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisite: MU 2221, 2222, 3321, and 3322.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    MU 4431 - THE SYMPHONY


    Studies orchestral music from its beginning. The Mannheim composers, the Viennese classics, the Romanticists, and contemporary composers. Works will be analyzed and their historical, cultural, and philosophical backgrounds discussed.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    MU 4432 - THE CONCERTO


    Emphasizes the development of the concerto and the stylistic contributions of the great masters. Representative works will be studied in score and recordings.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    MU 4437 - WIND BAND LITERATURE


    The study of wind band literature considered standard in the performance repertoire at the high school level with an emphasis on developing the skills to recognize works that are artfully crafted.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisites: MU 3315 and MU 3351.

    Credits: 2 cr.
  
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    MU 4458 - BASIC WOODWIND REPAIR


    Designed to give the student the knowledge and skills needed to repair the majority of problems encountered on woodwind instruments.

    Credits: 2 cr.
  
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    MU 4459 - MARCHING BAND TECHNIQUES


    Detailed study of the marching band including philosophy, styles, charting, music, materials, instrumentation, administration, and contemporary techniques.

    Credits: 2 cr.
  
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    MU 4471 - VOCAL PEDAGOGY


    A study of the teaching of singing on an individual or group basis. Study of the five elements of singing: respiration, phonation, resonation, articulation, and interpretation. An examination of various approaches to voice teaching, including a study of books on voice pedagogy.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    Credits: 3 cr.Notes: May be taken for 2 or 3 credits only.
  
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    MU 4472 - PIANO PEDAGOGY


    Studies procedures for class and individual instruction: emphasizes the ear approach as the basis for reading, true musical perception and intelligent understanding of the printed page. Examines and evaluates materials suitable for the first years of piano study.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    Credits: 2 cr.
  
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    MU 4473 - PRACTICUM IN PIANO TEACHING


    Introduces class and individual instruction techniques to be used with young beginners.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisite: MU 4472.

    Credits: 1 cr.
  
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    MU 4474 - STRING PEDAGOGY


    Evaluates string methods and materials, gives hands-on practice on feedback on string lesions, grades and organizes string music literature, present history of string teaching and offers a repertory of teaching techniques and routines. Prerequisites MAP 1151, MAP 1152.

    Credits: 2 cr.
  
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    MU 4475 - WOODWIND PEDAGOGY


    Acquaints students with the woodwind instruments and their solo and ensemble literature. Lecture, demonstration, films, tapes, and recordings presented for flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, and saxophone.

    Credits: 2 cr.
  
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    MU 4476 - BRASS PEDAGOGY


    Studies the techniques, teaching problems, teaching materials, history, and literature related to the brass instruments.

    Credits: 2 cr.
  
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    MU 4477 - PERCUSSION PEDAGOGY


    Studies teaching techniques and associated literature of the various percussion instruments.

    Credits: 2 cr.
  
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    MU 4481 - SURVEY OF THE BUSINESS OF MUSIC


    Presents an overall view of music merchandising, describes the various types of retailing, and acquaints the student with the administration, advertising, marketing processes, and consumer orientation necessary for the education of a person in the retail-wholesale aspects of the music industry.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    MU 4489 - INTERNSHIP: MUSIC INDUSTRY


    A 1 4-week internship in the music industry intended as a capstone experience for the Industry program. Internships may take place in the fields of music products retail and wholesale, arts management, marketing, promotions, recording, and/or production. Students are encouraged to make contact with potential internship programs well before their internship.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisite: MU 4481.

    Credits: 12 cr.
  
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    MU 4497 - INDEPENDENT STUDY


    Independent study is an activity initiated by the student to increase his/her already advanced knowledge in a particular academic discipline. The subject is examined in an intensive manner with guidance by a faculty member who has special expertise in that field.

    Credits: 1 - 3 cr.Notes: May be taken for 1, 2 or 3 credits at one time.
  
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    NUR 1010 - HUMAN BODY AND HEALTH


    The emphasis of this course will be the development of life-long wellness strategies through knowledge of anatomy and physiology. As students learn about individual body systems, they will also learn about some of the common pathologic conditions associated with the system and how to keep the system healthy. This course is NOT for nursing or nutrition majors but will meet the wellness requirement for non-nursing majors.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    NUR 1100 - FOUNDATIONS OF PROFESSIONAL NURSING


    This course introduces first-year students to the university community and the health profession of nursing. The course has two separate goals: providing a basis for academic and professional success, and involving students in the world around them. Students will become involved in the MU community, develop an awareness of diversity issues, examine what it means to be a college student, explore what it means to be a professional, and develop strategies for success. Discussion of the importance of a strong liberal arts foundation as the basis of professional study is an integral part of the course. Professional concepts such as communication skills, basic medical language, legal, ethical, and professional issues are introduced.

    Credits: 2 cr.
  
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    NUR 3260 - CONCEPTS OF PROFESSIONAL NURSING


    A seminar designed to introduce RN students to the theoretical and philosophical bases underlying professional nursing practice. Role theory with an emphasis on the development of the professional self-concept will be explored. Open to RN students only.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    NUR 3261 - HEALTH ASSESSMENT ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN


    This course is designed to assist the RN to BSN student develop the skills necessary to perform health assessments. The course incorporates the principles of interviewing, comprehensive health history, sequential physical assessment, and analysis and documentation of collected data.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisites: NUR 3260 or instructor permission.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    NUR 3270 - INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING I


    This course provides a theory and skills foundation for professional nursing, and the role of the professional nurse is explored. The Nursing process, health care needs of individuals, and health physical assessment are central concepts. The history of nursing and the laboratory component concentrate on acquisition of professional nursing skills.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisite: BSC 1121or BSC 1122 or instructor permission. Pre or Co-requisite: NUR 1100.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    NUR 3271 - INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING II


    This course builds on the concepts introduced in NUR 1170 and 3270. Course content focuses on developing a global awareness of cultures outside of the United States, and the impact of culture on nursing practice. There is a continuation of the application of the nursing process to human needs and responses to illness and human development. The laboratory component focuses on gaining basic clinical skills and applying them in the student’s first clinical experience.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisites: NUR 1100 and NUR 3270.

    Credits: 4 cr.
  
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    NUR 3361 - INTRODUCTION TO NURSING RESEARCH


    This course provides an overview of the steps in the research process, and the ethical and legal implications involved in scientific inquiry. Emphasis is on knowledge and methods required to critically evaluate research studies and reports.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisites: NUR 3270 and 3271 or NUR 3260; MA 1125; or instructor permission.

    Credits: 2 cr.
  
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    NUR 3370 - NURSING CARE OF THE ADULT CLIENT


    Explores the use of the nursing process with adult clients as they encounter actual and potential stressors along with the wellness-illness continuum. The clinical lab provides the student with opportunities to apply the nursing process at all levels of prevention and to observe various roles of the professional nurse within the health care system.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisite: BSC 1121, BSC 1122, BSC 3271 (or BI 3371), CHM 1110, DIT 2211, NUR 3270 and NUR 3271.

    Credits: 8 cr.
  
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    NUR 3371 - NURSING CARE OF CHILDBEARING AND CHILD REARING FAMILIES


    Explores the use of the nursing process with individual and family clients. The focus of the role of the nurse in meeting the health care needs of childbearing and child rearing families at all levels of prevention and in a variety of settings. The course content focuses on growth and development, family issues and assessment, the change process, and stressors for and reaction of individuals and families.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisite: BSC 11 21, BSC 11 22, BSC 3271 (or BI 3371), CHM 1110, NUR 3270 and NUR 3271.

    Credits: 8 cr.
  
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    NUR 3391 - THE PATHOPHYSIOLOGIC AND PHARMACOLOGIC BASES OF NURSING II


    This course examines pathophysiological concepts of altered health states of selected body systems along with appropriate pharmacological management and nursing implications. Includes alterations in cell function, metabolism, stress and adaptation, inflammation, immunity, oxygenation, and cardiac function.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisites: NUR 3270, NUR 3271, BSC 1121, BSC 1122 and BSC 3271 or BI 3371.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    NUR 3392 - THE PATHOPHYSIOLOGIC AND PHARMACOLOGIC BASES OF NURSING II


    This course examines pathophysiological concepts of altered health states of selected body systems along with appropriate pharmacological management and nursing implications. Includes alterations in respiratory function, fluids and electrolytes, renal function, gastrointestinal function, endocrine function, and neurological function.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisites: NUR 3270, NUR 3271, BSC 1121, BSC 1122, BSC 3271 or BI 3371.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    NUR 4402 - WOMEN’S HEALTH ISSUES


    Designed to explore and analyze a wide range of women’s health issues from a multi disciplinary perspective. It is presented in a seminar format utilizing feminist pedagogy. A high level of student participation is expected.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    NUR 4411 - CASE STUDIES IN NURSING


    This course focuses on improving the student’s ability to plan and deliver high quality nursing care through the use of patient case studies. These case studies will include all aspects of nursing care and will help enhance the student’s critical thinking abilities, improve efficiency with the nursing process and contribute to communication skills.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    NUR 4430 - COMMUNICATIONS IN NURSING


    Provides both theory and classroom experiences with communications in nursing which will support, reinforce, and expand on concepts from previous courses. The acquisition of knowledge and the development of skills, which will assist one in becoming more effective in the client-nurse relationship, are emphasized. Verbal and non-verbal communication techniques, problem solving, empathy, self-disclosure, confrontation, relaxation, and responsible/assertive communications are some of the topics are examined.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisite: COM 1101, NUR 3270 and NUR 3271.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    NUR 4433 - HEALTH PROMOTION AND DISEASE PREVENTION STRATEGIES


    An interdisciplinary, international investigation of health promotion taught from the perspective of various disciplines with an emphasis on issues of nutrition, exercise, health behaviors and motivational theory. It is designed to familiarize students with implementing strategies for health promotion and disease prevention on the personal and community level. Active participation by the student in a health promotion project will be required.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    NUR 4454 - GERONTICS/NORMAL AGING


    Provides both theoretical content and interaction with the well-elderly. Assessing and assisting the aging to maintain wellness will be the major focus.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisite: NUR 3270, 3271 and SOC 1101

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    NUR 4460 - CURRENT ISSUES IN PROFESSIONAL NURSING


    A seminar which examines current trends, controversies, questions, and dilemmas of professional nursing. The influence of political, ethical/legal, economic, and societal aspects on nursing practice and education are explored.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisite: junior level nursing courses.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    NUR 4465 - RURAL HEALTH ISSUES


    The central focus of this course is to define and conceptually explore the essence of rurality and rural health issues. A comparison of the uniqueness of rural health issues will be explored from a global and cultural perspective. Identifying the cross cutting factors that tie rural to urban health care systems will assist the student to develop and understanding of the advocacy role of rural health care providers.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    NUR 4471 - COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING


    Explores the scope of community health nursing considering the multiple frameworks of nursing theory and process, family theory and practice, and public health principles. Emphasis is placed on studying the relationships between individual, family, and community health care needs.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisite: junior level nursing courses

    Credits: 6 cr.
  
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    NUR 4472 - MENTAL HEALTH NURSING


    Focuses on the mental health concepts relative to the nursing care of clients. The nursing process is examined and applied primarily with individuals, but also includes families, groups, and communities and takes place in a variety of settings. Emphasis is placed upon the nurse’s role of collaboration with other health care professionals in meeting the health care needs of clients at all levels of prevention.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisite: junior level nursing courses

    Credits: 6 cr.
  
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    NUR 4480 - LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT IN NURSING


    Introduces the student to the theoretical foundation for the practice of independent and interdependent nursing by discussing current leadership and management concepts and their relevance to professional nursing practice.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisite: junior level nursing courses.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    NUR 4485 - FAMILY NURSING


    The concept of family is studied and analyzed in terms of both health and illness. This course emphasizes the nursing process as it applies to the family unit. Students will use the Betty Newman Nursing Model to study selected families.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisite: NUR 3271 or 3260; NUR 3370 or 3371.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    NUR 4490 - CARE OF THE CLIENT WITH MULTISYSTEM STRESSORS


    Advanced concepts of acute care nursing are applied to complex health problems in clients with multisystem stressors.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisites: NUR 3370, NUR 3371, NUR 3391 and NUR 3392.

    Credits: 8 cr.
  
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    NUR 4497 - INDEPENDENT STUDY


    Independent study is an activity initiated by the student to increase his/her already advanced knowledge in a particular academic discipline. The subject is examined in an intensive manner with guidance by a faculty member who has special expertise in that field.

    Credits: 1 - 3 cr.Notes: May be taken for 1 - 3 credits at one time.
  
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    PHL 1191 - ETHICAL ISSUES IN ALLIED HEALTH CARE


    Especially designed for individuals pursuing careers in respiratory therapy and radiology technology. Topics include informed consent, paternalism, professional accountability, access to professional services, policy implications and the control of technology, and the benefits of health-care practices. May not be used as a substitute in the Nursing Program for PHL 3380; not a General Education Humanities course.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    PHL 2200 - CRITICAL THINKING


    This course is designed to improve a student’s ability to recognize and evaluate arguments and claims as they occur in a variety of contexts, such as editorials, articles, debates, newscasts, speeches, advertisements, and conversations. Logical fallacies, common ways in which arguments go wrong, will be studied, along with the features of good reasoning. Various forms of inductive or informal argumentation will be analyzed, including scientific, legal and everyday reasoning.

    Credits: 3 cr.General Education Requirement: May satisfy General Education requirements
  
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    PHL 2201 - INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY


    Examines the basic foundational beliefs in the religious, scientific, ethical, and political dimensions of life. Exercises the student’s ability to identify his/her own basic beliefs and subject these to critical evaluation. Examples of issues discussed are whether ethical values are relative, the existence of God, the nature of justice, and human freedom.

    Credits: 3 cr.General Education Requirement: May satisfy General Education requirements
  
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    PHL 2202 - CONTEMPORARY MORAL PROBLEMS


    Analyzes moral arguments pertaining to difficult contemporary issues, with emphasis on clarifying and evaluating these. Discussion subjects include: abortion, euthanasia, the moral status of animals, the environment, the rights of women and minorities, censorship and pornography, etc. Course goal is to enable the student to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the various positions on each issue. PHL 2202 is suitable as an entry level course in Philosophy.

    Credits: 3 cr.General Education Requirement: May satisfy General Education requirements
  
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    PHL 2259 - PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION


    Analyzes the validity of various proofs of God’s existence. Also examines religious language, the difference between faith and reason, the question of religious authority, and the reasonableness of the religious lifestyle.

    Credits: 3 cr.General Education Requirement: May satisfy General Education requirements
  
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    PHL 2350 - PHILOSOPHY AND POPULAR CULTURE


    Using a variety of contemporary examples and case studies from American culture, the course will demonstrate Philosophy’s relevance in the mainstream, popular culture. Course emphasizes development in critical thought, analysis and communication skills and written assignments from class can be used to fulfill general education portfolio requirement necessary for graduation.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    PHL 3230 - FORMAL LOGIC


    Examines forms of argumentation and formal reasoning, including inductive inference, categorical syllogisms, and propositional logic. In addition to examining both standard and non-standard categorical arguments, this course provides an introduction to symbolic notation, the use of truth tables, and the rules of natural deduction. Required for the Philosophy major.

    Credits: 3 cr.General Education Requirement: May satisfy General Education requirements
  
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    PHL 3260 - TOPICS IN PROFESSIONAL ETHICS


    This course will examine both moral reasoning and ethical principles as they apply to issues and practices in such professions as business, education, law, police work, scientific research, clinical psychology and psychiatry, social work and information technology. Each offering may emphasize different professions or one specific profession. With instructor’s approval, may be repeated for credit.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisite: PHL 2201 or PHL 2202, or permission of instructor.

    Credits: 3 cr.General Education Requirement: May satisfy General Education requirements
  
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    PHL 3300 - PHILOSOPHY OF THE ARTS


    A detailed survey of both classical and modern aesthetic theories along with a criticism of each.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisite: PHL 2201 or PHL 2202 or permission of instructor.

    Credits: 3 cr.General Education Requirement: May satisfy General Education requirements
  
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    PHL 3305 - PHILOSOPHY AND FILM


    Aesthetic, ethical and epistemological issues surrounding the moving image. Topics include: realism, neo-realism, the new wave, feminism and the influence of existential and Marxist philosophies on cinematic theory.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisite: PHL 2201 or PHL 2202 or permission of instructor.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    PHL 3310 - SOCIAL AND POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY


    An analysis of philosophical concepts and arguments presupposed in social and political discourse. Topics include: liberty and its limits, human rights, economic and social justice, the nature of political obligation and disobedience. Emphasis is on evaluating philosophical theories from both contemporary and historical sources:

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisite: PHL 2201 or PHL 2202 or permission of instructor.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    PHL 3316 - ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS


    An analysis of philosophical and ethical arguments involving environmental issues. Topics include the nature of rights, models of normative decision-making, and case studies.

    Credits: 3 cr.General Education Requirement: May satisfy General Education requirements
  
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    PHL 3320 - PHILOSOPHY OF LAW


    An analysis of philosophical concepts and arguments presupposed in legal discourse and reasoning. Topics will include: the nature of law and legal decision making; theories of justice, privacy, responsibility and punishment. Emphasis is on examining specific legal cases from both contemporary and historical sources.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisite: PHL 2201, or PHL 2202 or permission of instructor.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    PHL 3330 - EASTERN APPROACHES TO REALITY


    An examination of the philosophical perspective of the Eastern mind as exhibited in Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, and Zen Buddhism. Primary focus is on the difference between the Eastern and Western modes of looking at the world.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisite: PHL 2201 or PHL 2202 or permission of instructor.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    PHL 3333 - HISTORY OF RELIGIONS IN NORTH AMERICA


    Surveys the impact of the development of religious movements, institutions, ideas, practices and values on US and Canadian cultures, politics and society.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    PHL 3340 - ETHICS


    Examines how to make rational decisions in situations with a moral dimension. Examines traditional and contemporary applied problems in ethics, e.g. sexual morality, cheating. Examines the moral implications of various lifestyles. Course goal is to assist students in developing the ability to function as morally autonomous persons.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisite: PHL 2201 or PHL 2202 or permission of instructor.

    Credits: 3 cr.General Education Requirement: May satisfy General Education requirements
  
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    PHL 3345 - NORTH AMERICAN PHILOSOPHIES


    Examines some of the major trends in philosophy in the U.S. and Canada, especially pragmatism and idealism. The course will focus on the relation of philosophy to other aspects of the North American experience, e.g. religion, education, economics, politics, and culture. Attention will be paid to the differences between Native American, European American, and African American traditions.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisites: PHL 2201 or PHL 2202 or permission of instructor.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    PHL 3365 - SCIENCE AND VALUES


    Examines problems raised by science and technology. Topics will include: the ethics of experimentation; racism and sexism in science; the limits to technological growth; ecological and nuclear disaster; creationism versus evolutionism; ugliness and beauty in a technological environment. This course is geared to both specialists and non-specialists in philosophy or science.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisite: PHL 2201 or PHL 2202 or permission of instructor.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    PHL 3380 - HEALTH CARE ETHICS


    An examination of the arguments designed to provide solutions to moral problems commonly faced by health care professionals. Topics include: lies to the sick and dying; abortion; euthanasia, privacy and confidentiality, paternalism, and moral theory.

    Prerequisites & Notes: 45 credits earned or permission of instructor.

    Credits: 3 cr.General Education Requirement: May satisfy General Education requirements
  
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    PHL 3390 - EXISTENTIALISM


    Analyzes this twentieth-century movement which emphasizes human uniqueness and value. Existential themes include freedom, commitment, self-determination, and authenticity. Major philosophers considered are Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Sartre.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisite: PHL 2201 or PHL 2202 or permission of instructor.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    PHL 3470 - THEORIES OF MIND AND KNOWLEDGE


    A study of some of the philosophical theories involved in understanding the nature of the human mind and what constitutes knowledge. Some of the topics or concepts which may be examined are behaviorism, identify theory, folk psychology, functionalism, consciousness, intentionality, belief, justification, skepticism, and artificial intelligence. Attention will be paid to recent developments in neuroscience and the social sciences, especially psychology.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisite: PHL 2201 or PHL 2202, and 45 credit earned: or, permission of instructor.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    PHL 4420 - CLASSICAL GREEK PHILOSOPHY


    A serious investigation of Western philosophy from the beginning through Aristotle. The relationships between philosophy and other areas of Greek culture are examined. Extended treatments of the pre-Socratics, Plato, and Aristotle are presented.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisite: PHL 2201 or PHL 2202 or permission of instructor.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    PHL 4422 - TOPICS IN MODERN PHILOSOPHY


    Includes study of the philosophical thought of the early scientists whose investigations culminated in the contemporary scientific method. Philosophers of the 1 7th and 1 8th centuries are examined, from Thomas Hobbes to Immanuel Kant. Problem areas of this period are: the mind-body relationship, the possibility of knowledge, perception, and the status of ideas.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisite: PHL 2201 or PHL 2202 or permission of instructor.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    PHL 4423 - TWENTIETH CENTURY PHILOSOPHY


    Analysis of the defining features of major philosophical movements in the twentieth century. The movements which may be examined include linguistic analysis, logical positivism, pragmatism, philosophy of mind, postmodernism, and feminism.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisite: PHL 2201 or PHL 2202, and 45 credits earned; or, permission of instructor.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    PHL 4450 - INTERNSHIP


    Information can be obtained from Philosophy chairperson. No more than six credits count toward the Philosophy Major.

    Credits: 3 - 12 cr.
  
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    PHL 4490 - SEMINAR


    An intense, supervised investigation of a specialized problem in philosophy or into the writings of a particular philosopher and philosophical movement.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisite: PHL 2201 or PHL 2202, and either 45 credits earned or permission of instructor.

    Credits: 1 - 3 cr.
  
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    PHL 4497 - INDEPENDENT STUDY


    Independent study is an activity initiated by the student to increase his/her already advanced knowledge in a particular academic discipline. The subject is examined in an intensive manner with guidance by a faculty member who has special expertise in that field.

    Credits: 1 - 3 cr.Notes: May be taken for 1 - 3 credits at one time.
  
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    PHY 1151 - CONCEPTUAL PHYSICS I


    An introduction to both classical and modern physics without the use of calculus. Designed to enable the student to appreciate the role of physics in society.

    Credits: 4 cr.Variable Credits: [3, 0, 2]General Education Requirement: May satisfy General Education requirements
  
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    PHY 1152 - CONCEPTUAL PHYSICS II


    Continuation of PHY 11 51.

    Credits: 4 cr.Variable Credits: [3, 0, 2]General Education Requirement: May satisfy General Education requirements
  
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    PHY 1165 - PHYSICS FOR THE ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES


    Designed to give students in the Allied Health Sciences the physics background needed for their professional work. Selection of material is based on the appropriateness of the life sciences without limiting basic concepts found in all introductory physics courses.

    Credits: 3 cr.Variable Credits: [3, 0, 0]
  
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    PHY 1180 - QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR THE PHYSICAL SCIENCES


    Introduction to the application of mathematical analysis to physical situations. Problem solving using algebraic, statistical, calculus, and computer methods.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Corequisite: MA 2231.

    Credits: 3 cr.Variable Credits: [3, 0, 0]
  
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    PHY 1191 - PHYSICS I


    A one-year sequential calculus physics course discussing classical mechanics, fluids, thermodynamics, classical electricity and magnetism, optics and waves, modern physics. Application of physics to life science is made in problem selection and laboratory experimentation.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Corequisite: MA 2231.

    Credits: 4 cr.Variable Credits: [3, 1, 2]General Education Requirement: May satisfy General Education requirements
  
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    PHY 1192 - PHYSICS II


    Continuation of PHY 1191.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisite: PHY 1191.

    Credits: 4 cr.Variable Credits: [3, 1, 2]General Education Requirement: May satisfy General Education requirements
  
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    PHY 2210 - GENERAL PHYSICS I


    A calculus based, introductory physics course emphasizing classical concepts. Selected topics include: motion, work and energy, gravitation, electricity and magnetism, and electromagnetic waves.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisite: MA 2231. Co-requisite: MA 2232.

    Credits: 4 cr.Variable Credits: [3, 1, 2]General Education Requirement: May satisfy General Education requirements
  
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    PHY 2211 - GENERAL PHYSICS II


    Continuation of PHY 1191 or 2210.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Corequisite MA 2233.

    Credits: 4 cr.Variable Credits: [3, 1, 2]General Education Requirement: May satisfy General Education requirements
  
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    PHY 3264 - PHYSICAL METHODS IN FORENSIC SCIENCE


    An advanced treatment of the physical methods used in the investigation of criminal activities. Topics covered include: statistical treatment of data, material properties of matter, ballistics, hair and fiber identification, physical markings, and spectral analysis.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisites: CHM 1110, SCI 1104, SCI 1107

    Credits: 3 cr.Variable Credits: [2, 0, 2]
  
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    PHY 3311 - MODERN PHYSICS I


    An introduction to 20th century physics, including the structure of atoms and nuclei, basic ideas of quantum mechanics and solid state theory.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisite: MA 2233. Corequisite: MA 3311.

    Credits: 3 cr.Variable Credits: [3, 0, 0]
  
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    PHY 3312 - MODERN PHYSICS II


    Continuation of PHY 3311.

    Credits: 3 cr.Variable Credits: [3, 0, 0]
  
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    PHY 3313 - PHYSICAL MECHANICS I


    An analytic treatment of classical mechanics covering the methods of statics and dynamics of rigid bodies with application to physical problems; small oscillations, generalized coordinates and Lagrange’s equations.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisite: MA 2233 and PHY 2211. Corequisite: MA 3311.

    Credits: 3 cr.Variable Credits: [3, 0, 0]
  
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    PHY 3314 - PHYSICAL MECHANICS II


    Continuation of PHY 3313.

    Credits: 3 cr.Variable Credits: [3, 0, 0]
  
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    PHY 3315 - ANALOG ELECTRONICS


    The basics of analog electronics will be discussed and explored in the lab. Topics covered include: Kirchoff’s laws, Thevennin equivalent circuits, time varying signals, filters, diodes, transistors, and amplifiers.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisite: PHY 2211. Co-requisite MA 3311.

    Credits: 4 cr.Variable Credits: [3, 0, 3]
  
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    PHY 3316 - DIGITAL ELECTRONICS


    The basics of digital electronics will be discussed and explored in the lab. Topics covered include: binary systems, boolean algebra and logic gates, information registers, memory circuits, and digital microprocessors.

    Credits: 4 cr.Variable Credits: [3, 0, 3]
  
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    PHY 3317 - PHYSICAL OPTICS


    Wave phenomena, electromagnetic theory of light, interference, diffraction, polarization and nonlinear optics.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisite: MA 2233, MA 3311 and PHY 2211.

    Credits: 3 cr.Variable Credits: [3, 0, 0]
  
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    PHY 3318 - THERMODYNAMICS


    An introduction to thermal physics and kinetic theory.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisite: MA 2233, MA 3311 and PHY 2211.

    Credits: 3 cr.Variable Credits: [3, 0, 0]
  
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    PHY 3319 - INTRODUCTION TO SOLID STATE PHYSICS


    A brief summary of the theory underlying the behavior of solids. Emphasis on transport theory, interaction of light and matter, semiconductor devices, superconductors and lasers.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisite: PHY 3312, MA 2233, and MA 3311.

    Credits: 3 cr.Variable Credits: [3, 0, 0]
  
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    PHY 3321 - SELECTED TOPICS I


    Any selected topic not sufficiently covered in a general course.

    Credits: 3 cr.Variable Credits: [3, 0, 0]
  
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    PHY 3322 - SELECTED TOPICS II


    See PHY 3321 for course description.

    Credits: 3 cr.Variable Credits: [3, 0, 0]
  
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    PHY 4401 - ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM I


    Foundations of electromagnetic theory including electrostatics, dielectric theory, magnetic properties.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisite: MA 3311 and PHY 2211.

    Credits: 3 cr.Variable Credits: [3, 0, 0]
  
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    PHY 4402 - ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM II


    Continuation of PHY 4401.

    Credits: 3 cr.Variable Credits: [3, 0, 0]
  
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    PHY 4407 - INTRODUCTION TO QUANTUM MECHANICS


    An introduction to wave mechanical and axiomatic approaches with simple applications.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisite: MA 2233, MA 331 1 and PHY 3312.

    Credits: 3 cr.Variable Credits: [3, 0, 0]
  
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    PHY 4408 - ATOMIC AND NUCLEAR PHYSICS


    Continuation of PHY 4407; physical applications of quantum mechanics to atomic and nuclear physics.

    Credits: 3 cr.Variable Credits: [3, 0, 0]
  
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    PHY 4415 - PHYSICS RESEARCH I


    Undergraduate physics research project initiated by the student and completed in conjunction with a faculty member. Permission of the instructor required.

    Credits: 3 cr.Variable Credits: [0, 0, variable]
  
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    PHY 4416 - PHYSICS RESEARCH II


    Undergraduate physics research project initiated by the student and completed in conjunction with a faculty member.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisite: PHY 441 5 and permission of the instructor.

    Credits: 3 cr.Variable Credits: [0, 0, variable]
  
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    PHY 4440 - PHYSICS PRACTICUM


    The physics practicum gives students the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills in physics while working with a private or public agency. The practical experience required augments the physics learned in the classroom. Permission of advisor required.

    Credits: 1 - 6 cr.Variable Credits: [Variable]Notes: May be taken for 1 to 6 credits. No more than 3 credits can count towards the major.
  
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    PHY 4450 - CURRENT SCIENTIFIC PHENOMENA


    This course permits students to take advantage of important temporary phenomena. Thus credit hours, period and time of presentation, and instructional personnel must vary. Selection of topics will be based upon intrinsic value and interest as well as importance for other courses.

    Credits: 1 - 3 cr.Variable Credits: [Variable]Notes: May be taken for 1 through 3 credits not to exceed 6 credits.
 

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