Apr 20, 2024  
Mansfield University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Mansfield University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Courses


 
  
  • MU 3315 - ORCHESTRATION


    Designed to provide the basic skills of notation, parts extraction, transposing and arranging, in addition to information on instrumental ranges, qualities, and usages. Strings, woodwinds, and brass are treated as distinct families. Provides a fluent understanding of skills and concepts and, as a by-product, the student will become more aware of score reading and audio awareness. Good manuscript habits will make it possible for musicians to read new music and students will be able to use these skills in graduate school.

    Prerequisites & Notes: MU 3312 or permission of instructor.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • MU 3323 - STUDIES IN KEYBOARD LITERATURE


    Study of keyboard literature from the late Renaissance to the present day.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • MU 3330 - CHORAL CONDUCTING


    Prepares the future music educator to organize, teach, and conduct choral organizations of varying levels of achievement, particularly junior and senior high school age groups.  Experience in conducting the class as a chorus is integral to the course.

    Prerequisites & Notes: MU 2212, MU 2250 and MAP 1123.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • MU 3331 - INSTRUMENTAL CONDUCTING


    Prepared for conducting instrumental groups. Emphasis on communicative and control techniques of conducting and rehearsal and performance techniques.  Experience through conducting a laboratory band and orchestra. Videotaping is utilized extensively with each individual.

    Prerequisites & Notes: MU 2212, MU 2250 and MAP 1123.

    Credits: 3 cr. Dual Listed/Cross Listed: MU 5551.
  
  • MU 3352 - DICTION I FOR SINGERS


    This course will use the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) to present a systematic approach to the pronunciation of vocal literature in Italian, Latin, and German, examining those elements of pronunciation which must be modified from the spoken language into the singing language. The course will require solo and group preparation of songs in each language, including precise translations for foreign language literature and will provide for class criticism and discussion of performance in an effort to develop critical hearing.

    Credits: 2 cr.
  
  • MU 3353 - DICTION II FOR SINGERS


    This course will use the International Phonetic Alphabet to present a systematic approach to the pronunciation of vocal literature in English and French, examining those elements of pronunciation, which must be modified from the spoken language into the singing language. The course will require solo and group preparation of songs in each language, including precise translations for foreign language literature and will provide for class criticism and discussion of performance in an effort to develop critical hearing.

    Credits: 2 cr.
  
  • MU 3361 - JAZZ ARRANGING I


    A course in the study of the fundamentals of jazz arranging. Includes standard formats and part notation; appropriate ranges and transpositions of common jazz instruments and arranging for combos up to four horns and rhythm section.

    Credits: 2 cr.
  
  • MU 4330 - VOCAL-CHORAL MUSIC IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS


    Study of a suitable choral program for a public school system.  The course emphasizes the teaching of voice and ensemble singing through the developmental stages of young singers.  Students observe and participate in vocal/choral music-making with elementary, middle, and high schools choirs.

    Prerequisites & Notes: MU 3241 and MU 3330.

    Credits: 3 cr. Dual Listed/Cross Listed: MU 5545.
  
  • MU 4331 - INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS


    Study of a suitable instrumental program for a public school system.  Particular attention to class teaching techniques of the various instruments.  Problems of organization and administration of such a program; survey and examination of the available instructional materials.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Take MU-3241 and MU-3331

    Credits: 3 cr. Dual Listed/Cross Listed: MU-5541
  
  • MU 4400 - STUDENT TEACHING


    (By arrangement). Opportunity to apply knowledge and skills acquired in professional preparation. Accomplished by a field experience in university established centers under supervision of qualified cooperating teachers. Observations and conferences are scheduled by the departmental supervisor.

    Prerequisites & Notes: 3.0 QPA.

    Credits: 12 cr.
  
  • MU 4400L - SENIOR LAB: BECOMING A PROFESSIONAL


    The focus of this course will be to develop and refine professional competencies prior to accepting a teaching position.  Topics include: development of a professional portfolio, preparing for a job search, teacher certification, current issues in music education, professional development and professional responsibilities. 

    Credits: 0 cr.
  
  • MU 4410 - FORMS AND ANALYSIS


    Various methods of musical analysis are studied and applied to compositions representative of various periods of music history.

    Prerequisites & Notes: MU 3312.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • MU 4413 - STUDIO PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES


    Seminar in studio production techniques, including critical listening and monitoring, application of effects processing to digital audio, sound design and syntheses, device and effects automation, mixing and mastering, and final project deliver. Students will collaborate to produce several high-quality audio projects.

    Prerequisites & Notes: MU 3313.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • MU 4414 - RECORDING ARTS


    Seminar in digital audio workstation (DAW) recording: emphasis will be placed on sound recording, editing, and mixing processes through hands-on experience. Students will collaborate to produce high-quality recordings within several musical genres.

    Prerequisites & Notes: MU 3313 or prmission of instructor.

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


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

    Prerequisites & Notes: MU 2220, MU 3221 and MU 3222.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • 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.
  
  • 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: MU 3315 and MU 3351.

    Credits: 2 cr.
  
  • MU 4438 - CONDUCTOR’S LITERATURE


    The study of standard literature in the performance repertoire of wind band and orchestral ensembles. An emphasis on developing the skills to recognize works that are artfully crafted, explore the origins of wind-band music, identify great literature for both wind-band and orchestra and assess the development and direction of current trends. While repertoire emphasized will be of the highest quality, one of the major benefits of the course will be to explore literature for all levels of programming, from beginning to professional levels.

    Prerequisites & Notes: MU 3315 and MU 3351.

    Credits: 2 cr.
  
  • 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.
  
  • 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: Permission of instructor.

    Credits: 3 cr. Notes: May be taken for 2 or 3 credits only.
  
  • 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: Permission of instructor.

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


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

    Prerequisites & Notes: MU 4472.

    Credits: 1 cr.
  
  • 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 & Notes: MAP 1151 and MAP 1152.

    Credits: 2 cr.
  
  • 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.
  
  • MU 4476 - BRASS PEDAGOGY


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

    Credits: 2 cr.
  
  • MU 4477 - PERCUSSION PEDAGOGY


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

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


    An overview of the global music industry as practiced in the United States, this course will provide insights into a number of key areas of business related to music.  Students will also explore a diversity of music industry career paths in areas such as arts management, music products and merchandizing, public relations, music production and recording, publishing, and online music distribution. 

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


    A 14-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: MU 4481.

    Credits: 12 cr.
  
  • 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 through 3 credits at one time.
  
  • 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.
  
  • NUR 1100 - FOUNDATIONS OF PROFESSIONAL NURSING


    This course introduces first-year students to the profession of nursing.  The course has two separate goals: providing a basis for academic achievement and helping students develop skills necessary for professional success.  Students learn about 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.
  
  • NUR 1120 - PUBLIC HEALTH and SOCIAL JUSTICE


    This course is designed to provide an overview of public health with an emphasis on the population perspective and the cross-cutting ecological nature of public health including the population impacts on healthcare systems.  Discussions will integrate social justice issues, epidemiology and other public health concepts, with discussions primarily limited to the United States and occasional references to global implications. This course does not meet the wellness requirement for nursing or nutrition students, nor can it be used as a nursing elective.  

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Unity and Diversity of Humanity – Themes - Ethics and Civic Responsibility,
    Wellness. *** This course does not meet the wellness requirement for nursing or nutrition students, nor can it be used as a nursing elective.
  
  • 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: NUR 3260 or permission of instructor.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • 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: BSC 1121 and BSC 1122 or permission of instructor.

     

    Credits: 3 cr.

  
  • NUR 3271 - INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING II


    This course builds on the concepts introduced in NUR 1170 and NUR 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: NUR 1100 and NUR 3270.

    Credits: 4 cr. General Education Requirement: Global Awareness, Information Literacy
  
  • 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: NUR 3270 and NUR 3271 or NUR 3260; MA 1125; or permission of instructor.

    Credits: 2 cr. General Education Requirement: Information Literacy
  
  • 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: BSC 1121, BSC 1122, BSC 3271 (or BI 3371), CHM 1110, DIT 2211, NUR 3270 and NUR 3271.

    Credits: 8 cr.
  
  • 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: BSC 1121, BSC 1122, BSC 3271 (or BI 3371), CHM 1110, NUR 3270 and NUR 3271.

    Credits: 8 cr.
  
  • NUR 3391 - THE PATHOPHYSIOLOGIC AND PHARMACOLOGIC BASES OF NURSING PRACTICE I


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

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • 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: NUR 3270, NUR 3271, BSC 1121, BSC 1122, BSC 3271 or BI 3371.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • 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. General Education Requirement: Wellness
  
  • NUR 4410 - ALTERNATIVE AND COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES


    An overview of complementary and alternative therapies (CAT) will be presented in this course. Individual therapies and their use will be examined.  Current research will be analyzed.  The impact of cultural diversity on the use of CAT and conflicts with traditional medicine will also be discussed. 

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Wellness
  
  • 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.
  
  • NUR 4412 - MENTAL HEALTH CARE: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE


    This course provides an overview of the history and current status of the treatment of the mentally ill in the United States and across the globe.  Perspectives on causation and care will be explored, as well as current mental health prevention and promotion strategies.  Concepts of prevention and promotion are explored across the lifespan and across cultures with a focus on the mental health of special populations and communities. 

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • NUR 4413 - NCLEX PREPARATION


    This course focuses on improving the student’s ability  to utilize critical thinking and test-taking strategies to enhance readiness to take the RN licensure exam (CLEX-RN).  The structure of the NLCEX-RN Test Plan is explored in depth, with emphasis on client needs and integrated processes.

    Credits: 1 cr.
  
  • NUR 4417 - COMMUNITY NURSING PRACTICE AND PRINCIPLES


    This course will provide registered nurses who did not have community health principles in their basic nursing programs with information on aspects of practice unique to functioning in community and public health settings.  The course includes theoretical and practice models that are basic to preparing students for the specialty of Community Health Nursing.  Student in this course will learn to apply the nursing process to a community client using the Neuman Systems Model.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • NUR 4433 - HEALTH PROMOTION


    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. General Education Requirement: Global Awareness, Information Literacy, Wellness
  
  • 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: NUR 3270, NUR 3271 and SOC 1101.

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


    This is a seminar that examines current trends, controversies, questions, and dilemmas of professional nursing as well as the influence of political, ethical/legal, economic, and societal issues on the practice of nursing.  The capstone project in this course is designed to illustrate the connection between general education and the profession of nursing.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Junior level nursing courses.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • 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.

    Prerequisites & Notes: CHE-1120, CHE-2220 or NUR-3271 or RN status

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • 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: NUR 3370, NUR 3371, NUR 3301 or NUR 3392 or permission of instructor.

    Credits: 6 cr.
  
  • 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: Junior level nursing courses.

    Credits: 6 cr.
  
  • 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.
  
  • 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: NUR 3370, NUR 3371, NUR 3391 and NUR 3392.

    Credits: 8 cr.
  
  • 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 through 3 credits at one time.
  
  • 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.
  
  • 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: Approaches to Knowledge – Humanities,
    Humanities, Information Literacy
  
  • 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: Approaches to Knowledge – Humanities,
    Humanities
  
  • 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: Approaches to Knowledge – Humanities,
    Humanities
  
  • PHL 2205 - LAW, MORALITY and AUTHORITY


    This course is intended as an introduction to political philosophy as seen through an examination of texts, issues and concepts fundamental in the Western tradition.  It revolves around fundamental political concepts including the polis, sovereignty, citizenship, liberty, justice, law, and rights.  Significant time will be spent discussing the enforcement of morals or social norms by law and the proper authority of the state over the individual.  Primary sources will include (but are not limited to): Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke and Rousseau.  This course is approved in the Ethics and Civic Responsibility block of General Education and will foster students’ skill in conceptual and textual analysis.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Unity and Diversity of Humanity – Themes - Ethics and Civic Responsibility
  
  • 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: Approaches to Knowledge – Humanities,
    Humanities
  
  • PHL 2350 - PHILOSOPHY AND POPULAR CULTURE


    Using a variety of contemporary examples and case studies from American culture, which may change from one course offering to the next, the course will demonstrate Philosophy’s relevance in the mainstream popular culture.  Course emphasizes development in critical thought, analysis, and communication skills.  With instructor’s approval, may be repeated for credit.  

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Approaches to Knowledge – Humanities,
    Humanities
  
  • 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: Humanities
  
  • 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.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Must have 30 earned credits.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Humanities
  
  • PHL 3300 - PHILOSOPHY OF THE ARTS


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

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

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Humanities
  
  • 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: PHL 2201 or PHL 2202 or permission of instructor.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • 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: PHL 2201, PHL 2202, PHL 2205 or PHL 2350.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • 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.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Must have 30 earned credits.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Unity and Diversity of Humanity – Themes - Environmental, Economic, Social and Personal Sustainability,
    Humanities
  
  • 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: PHL 2201 or PHL 2202 or permission of instructor.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Unity and Diversity of Humanity – Themes - Ethics and Civic Responsibility
  
  • PHL 3330 - EASTERN APPROACHES TO REALITY


    An examination of selected Asian philosophies and philosophical traditions with a specific focus in the nature of reality and of the self.  While the primary focus is on Buddhism, elements of Hinduism, Taoism, and Confucianism will be explored.  Continuing focus is on comparing and contrasting Eastern approaches to reality with traditional Western approaches but the primary goal is to offer ways that Asian approaches to reality are of significant importance in everyday, Western life. 

    Prerequisites & Notes: PHL 2201, PHL 2202 or PHL 2350.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Unity and Diversity of Humanity – Global Perspectives - Western and Non-Western Global Cultures (Option2),
    Global Awareness
  
  • 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. General Education Requirement: Information Literacy
  
  • PHL 3340 - ETHICS


    An analysis of philosophical concepts and arguments presupposed in ethical discourse.  Topics include: values, virtues, rights and responsibilities, what makes “the good life,” and liberty.  Emphasis is on evaluating philosophical theories from both contemporary and historical sources, including  (but not limited to) virtue ethics, utilitarianism, natural law, Kantian ethics, care ethics, egoism, and Stoicism.

    Prerequisites & Notes: PHL 2201, PHL 2202 or PHL 2350.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Unity and Diversity of Humanity – Themes - Ethics and Civic Responsibility,
    Humanities
  
  • 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: PHL 2201 or PHL 2202 or permission of instructor.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • PHL 3380 - HEALTH CARE ETHICS


    Health care does not exist in a vacuum and neither do the concepts learned in this course, which offers a thorough examination of the arguments designed to provide solutions to moral problems commonly faced by patients and health care providers.   Topics include: confidentiality; reproductive rights; death, dying and euthanasia; the distribution of scarce resources (including health insurance plans).  No background in philosophy or in medicine is necessary.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Must have 30 earned credits.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Unity and Diversity of Humanity – Themes - Ethics and Civic Responsibility,
    Humanities
  
  • 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: PHL 2201 or PHL 2202 or permission of instructor.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • 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: PHL 2201 or PHL 2202 and 45 earned credits or permission of instructor.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • PHL 4420 - CLASSICAL GREEK PHILOSOPHY


    A deep investigation into Ancient Greek Philosophy with a specific focus on Plato and Aristotle.  Content may also include the pre-Socratics.

    Prerequisites & Notes: PHL 2201, PHL 2202, PHL 2350, HON 1111 or HON 1112 and Must have earned 45 credits.

     

    Credits: 3 cr.

  
  • PHL 4422 - TOPICS IN MODERN PHILOSOPHY


    Includes study of the philosophical thought of the early philosophers whose investigations culminated in the contemporary scientific method.  Philosophers of the 17th and 18th centuries are examined, including Descartes, Locke and Hume.  Specific problem areas discussed are: the mind-body relationship, the possibility of knowledge, perception, and the status of ideas.

    Prerequisites & Notes: PHL 2201, PHL 2202, PHL 2350, HON 1111 or HON 1112 and Must have earned 45 credits.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • 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: PHL 2201 or PHL 2202 and 45 earned credits or permission of instructor.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Information Literacy
  
  • PHL 4450 - INTERNSHIP


    Information can be obtained from Philosophy chairperson. No more than 6 credits count toward the Philosophy major.

    Credits: 3 - 12 cr.
  
  • 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. General Education Requirement: Information Literacy
  
  • 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.
  
  • 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.
  
  • 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. General Education Requirement: Approaches to Knowledge – Natural and Physical Sciences,
    Natural Sciences
  
  • PHY 1192 - PHYSICS II


    Continuation of PHY 1191.

    Prerequisites & Notes: PHY 1191.

    Credits: 4 cr. General Education Requirement: Natural Sciences
  
  • 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: MA 2231. Co-requisite: MA 2232.

    Credits: 4 cr. General Education Requirement: Approaches to Knowledge – Natural and Physical Sciences,
    Natural Sciences
  
  • PHY 2211 - GENERAL PHYSICS II


    Continuation of PHY 1191 or PHY 2210.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Corequisite: MA 2233.

    Credits: 4 cr. General Education Requirement: Natural Sciences
  
  • 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: CHM 1110, SCI 1104 and SCI 1107.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • 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: MA 2233. Corequisite: MA 3311.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • PHY 3312 - MODERN PHYSICS II


    Continuation of PHY 3311.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • 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: MA 2233 and PHY 2211. Corequisite: MA 3311.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • PHY 3314 - PHYSICAL MECHANICS II


    Continuation of PHY 3313.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • 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: PHY 2211. Co-requisite: MA 3311.

    Credits: 4 cr.
  
  • 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. General Education Requirement: Information Literacy
  
  • PHY 3317 - PHYSICAL OPTICS


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

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

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • PHY 3318 - THERMODYNAMICS


    An introduction to thermal physics and kinetic theory.

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

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • 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: PHY 3312, MA 2233, and MA 3311.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • PHY 3321 - SELECTED TOPICS I


    Any selected topic not sufficiently covered in a general course.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • PHY 4401 - ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM I


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

    Prerequisites & Notes: MA 3311 and PHY 2211.

    Credits: 3 cr.
 

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