Apr 06, 2020  
Mansfield University 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Mansfield University 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Courses


 
  
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    ART 4451 - ADV JEWELRY


    The direction of the course of study is determined by the student and the instructor.

    Prerequisites & Notes: ART 3351.

    Credits: 1 - 12 cr. Notes: May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits.
  
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    ART 4461 - ADVANCED WATER BASE MEDIA


    The student and instructor determine direction in the course of study.

    Prerequisites & Notes: ART 3261.

    Credits: 1 - 12 cr.
  
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    ART 4465 - ADVANCED DIGITAL IMAGING AND ILLUSTRATION


    An advanced course in the methods, techniques, and approaches to using traditional hand processes, together with the computer, as a tool for visual communication. This course provides advanced conceptual and applied knowledge, to solve complex problems, which can be applied to the area of creative expression and teaching.

    Prerequisites & Notes: ART 3365.

    Credits: 1 - 6 cr.
  
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    ART 4471 - ADVANCED CERAMICS


    The student and instructor determine direction in the course of study.

    Prerequisites & Notes: ART 3271.

    Credits: 1 - 6 cr. Notes: May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits.
  
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    ART 4481 - ADVANCED SCULPTURE


    The student and instructor determine direction in the course of study.

    Prerequisites & Notes: ART 3281.

    Credits: 1 - 6 cr. Notes: May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits.
  
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    ART 4489 - INTERNSHIP


    A practical experience in a selected field of artistic endeavor designed to meet the students needs.

    Credits: 1 - 12 cr. Notes: May be taken for 3 through 1 2 credits.
  
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    ART 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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    AST 1105 - THE SOLAR SYSTEM


    A descriptive astronomy course concerning contemporary astronomical and astrophysical theories about the solar system.

    Prerequisites & Notes: (HCC fee).

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    AST 1106 - STARS AND GALAXIES


    A descriptive astronomy course concerning contemporary astronomical and astrophysical theories about the universe.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    AST 1109 - OBSERVING THE WINTER SKY


    Concentrates on the constellations, stars, and other celestial objects found in the evening sky during winter. Students also learn pertinent historical, legendary, and astronomical facts about them.

    Credits: 1 cr.
  
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    AST 1110 - OBSERVING THE SPRING SKY


    Concentrates on the constellations, stars, and other celestial objects found in the evening sky during the spring. Students also learn pertinent historical, legendary, and astronomical facts about them.

    Credits: 1 cr.
  
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    AST 1111 - OBSERVING THE SUMMER SKY


    Concentrates on the constellations, stars, and other celestial objects found in the evening sky during the summer. Students also learn pertinent historical, legendary, and astronomical facts about them.

    Credits: 1 cr.
  
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    AST 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.
  
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    BI 1110 - ZOOLOGY


    An evolutionary approach to the study of the animal kingdom, with attention given to the development of organ systems throughout the several phyla of invertebrates and vertebrates. Function, correlated with structure and taxonomic features, is emphasized. Additional evidence for evolution is included through an introduction to genetics, embryology, and ecology.

    Credits: 4 cr.
  
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    BI 1111 - FISH CULTURE I


    The technology of controlled husbandry of fish in flowing water. Major emphasis on solving problems relative to the intensive aquaculture.

    Prerequisites & Notes: BI 1100 and BI 1110 or permission of instructor.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    BI 1112 - FISH CULTURE II


    The technology of controlled husbandry of fish in standing water. Major emphasis on the science of extensive aquaculture.

    Prerequisites & Notes: BI 1110.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    BI 1130 - BOTANY


    A study of plant structure, function, development diversity, and evolution. Practical applications in forestry, agronomy, gardening, and horticulture are included.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Biology major, BI 1110 or permission of instructor.

    Credits: 4 cr.
  
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    BI 3000 - POLITICAL ECOLOGY


    Ecology is the scientific study of the relationships that living organisms have with each other and with their abiotic environment. Introducing human drivers and pressures on ecosystems provides a very different ecological perspective and is the fundamental basis for Political Ecology or the politicized environment. Political Ecology explores the political, economic and social factors affecting environmental issues and changes.

    Credits: 3cr
  
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    BI 3290 - RESEARCH METHODS


    Students will learn to design, conduct, and present empirical biological research. Topics to be covered will include the scientific method, experimental design, statistical analysis, biological literature, presentation of research, and research proposals. Students will also conduct group research projects.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Permission of instructor.

    Credits: 2 cr.
  
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    BI 3310 - PHYSIOLOGY


    A systematic study of the life processes and functions of the animal body with particular emphasis on the mammalian vertebrate.

    Prerequisites & Notes: BI 1110 and BI 3370.

    Credits: 4 cr.
  
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    BI 3311 - NEUROPHYSIOLOGY


    This course examines the molecular, cellular, and network-level mechanisms underlying the function of neurons (nerve cells) and the nervous system.  Special emphasis is placed on using laboratory techniques such as extra-and intracellular recording from invertebrates such as crayfish and snails to study how neurons interact in sensory and motor processing, learning and memory.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Limited to junior status or higher

    Credits: 3cr.
  
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    BI 3312 - VERTEBRATE ANATOMY


    A history of vertebrates and comparative systems through the major vertebrate groups correlating their historical development.

    Prerequisites & Notes: BI 1110.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    BI 3314 - ICHTHYOLOGY


    A laboratory and field study of the fishes inhabiting the lakes and rivers of this area constitute the major portion of this course. Collection, measurement and chemical data as related to fish populations, management, and meristic characters will be collected and analyzed.

    Prerequisites & Notes: BI 1110.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    BI 3315 - FISH PATHOLOGY


    A consideration of the diagnosis and treatment of diseases commonly found in hatchery fish. Diseases of bacterial, viral, parasitic, and environmental origin are studied together with recommended treatment for each.

    Prerequisites & Notes: BI 1110.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    BI 3316 - INVERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY


    An integral evolutionary approach to the anatomy, physiology, and ecology of protozoan Protista and Animalia phyla: Porifera through nonvertebrate Chordata.

    Prerequisites & Notes: BI 1110.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    BI 3317 - PARASITOLOGY


    A systematic study of host-parasite relationships. Emphasis involves life-cycles and comparative characteristics of parasitic protozoans, helminths and arthropods.

    Prerequisites & Notes: BI 1110.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    BI 3318 - ORNITHOLOGY


    A study of the physiology, development, ecology, behavior, and evolution of birds. In the laboratory, students will learn to identify local bird species in the field, and will become familiar with the bird families of the world. Course includes required field trips.

    Prerequisites & Notes: BI 1110.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    BI 3319 - AQUATIC ENTOMOLOGY


    The content of this course will cover the biology and ecology of the aquatic insects of North America.  The lab portion of the course will involve a number of collecting trips to local aquatic environments to study aquatic insects in the field.  Students will also collect insects for study and identification in the lab.  The course content will be taught as it relates to the study and analysis of aquatic insect communities as done by state and federal environmental agencies.

    Prerequisites & Notes: BI 3351.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    BI 3330 - PLANT PHYSIOLOGY


    Designed to develop an understanding of the chemical and physical processes occurring in plants including respiration, photosynthesis, hormonal activity, osmosis, transpiration, mineral absorption and translocation. The laboratory work will involve analysis of these functions.

    Prerequisites & Notes: BI 1130.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    BI 3331 - LOCAL FLORA


    Taxonomic and ecological study of local flowering and non-flowering plants.

    Prerequisites & Notes: BI 1130.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    BI 3333 - PLANTS AND PEOPLE


    An examination of the uses of plants by humans around the world. Topics will include origins of agriculture, medicinal plants, foods and spices, wood and bamboo products, and ornamental plants. Field trips will include visits to natural healers, botanical gardens, orchards and wineries, and wild edible and medicinal plant walks.

    Prerequisites & Notes: BI-1130 or permission of instructor.

    Credits: 3
  
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    BI 3350 - ECOLOGY


    A study of the fundamental ecological principles of plants and animals in their environment.

    Prerequisites & Notes: BI-1110 or BI-1130.

    Credits: 4 cr.
  
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    BI 3351 - LIMNOLOGY


    A study of the ecology of inland waters with emphasis on the chemical, physical and biological factors which influence productivity. Coverage also includes water use and pollution control, pollution evaluation techniques and regulatory information.

    Prerequisites & Notes: BI 3350.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    BI 3352 - MANAGEMENT OF SMALL IMPOUNDMENTS


    Theory, practice, and demonstration of managing farm ponds for optimal sport fishing.

    Prerequisites & Notes: BI 3350.

    Credits: 3 cr. Dual Listed/Cross Listed: BI 5561.
  
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    BI 3353 - MANAGEMENT OF STREAMS AND LARGE IMPOUNDMENTS


    Theory, practice, and demonstration of managing streams, rivers, natural lakes, and large impoundments for optimal sport fishing.

    Prerequisites & Notes: BI 3350.

    Credits: 3 cr. Dual Listed/Cross Listed: BI 5562.
  
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    BI 3354 - MARINE BIOLOGY


    Studies basic to the biology and ecology of marine organisms. Practical applications such as biological/ecological sampling techniques and species identification are covered in the laboratory and on a coastal field trip.

    Prerequisites & Notes: BI 3350.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    BI 3355 - PALEOBIOLOGY


    Examines the origin and subsequent evolution of life over the past four billion years. The paleobiology and geologic history of major animal and plant groups are discussed. The course includes field trips to local and regional fossil sites.

    Prerequisites & Notes: BI 1110, BI 1130 and BI 3350.

    Credits: 3 cr. Dual Listed/Cross Listed: ANH 3335.
  
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    BI 3356 - ANIMAL BEHAVIOR


    A study of the neuronal, hormonal, and evolutionary foundations of animal behavior in invertebrate and vertebrate taxa. Behaviors such as feeding, communication, mating, and caring for offspring are discussed. Emphasis is placed on the use of the scientific method to discover principles of animal behavior, the appropriate design of animal behavior experiments, and the analysis of data.

    Prerequisites & Notes: BI 1110.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    BI 3358 - PLANT-ANIMAL INTERAC


    Students will investigate the complexities and subtleties of mutualistic, antagonistic, and commensalistic interactions between plants and animals. Topics discussed will include co-evolution, pollination biology, plant-herbivore interactions, seed dispersal and predation, ant-plant interactions, and carnivorous plants. Students will conduct empirical research in the laboratory and the field.

    Prerequisites & Notes: BI 3350.

    Credits: 4 cr.
  
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    BI 3370 - CELL BIOLOGY


    A study of the cellular level of life with emphasis on cellular structures and their relationship to movement, function, and energy transformation. Cellular genetics and the cellular approach to medicine are also discussed.

    Prerequisites & Notes: CHM 1111 and BI 1110 or BI 1130.

    Credits: 4 cr.
  
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    BI 3371 - MICROBIOLOGY


    An introductory course with emphasis on the basic principles and concepts of microbiology concerning anatomy, classification, physiology, medical and practical uses of micro-organisms. The laboratory helps students develop aseptic technique.

    Prerequisites & Notes: BI 3370.

    Credits: 4 cr.
  
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    BI 3372 - GENETICS


    A study of basic principles and concepts of classical and molecular genetics. Emphasis will be on linkage analysis, structural, biochemical and molecular genetics.

    Prerequisites & Notes: BI 3370.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    BI 3374 - IMMUNOLOGY


    The study of antigens and antibodies encompassing the fields of the immune response, autoimmunity, allergic reactions, tumor immunology, tissue graft and transplant biology.

    Prerequisites & Notes: BI 3370.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    BI 3375 - DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY


    A comparative survey of the development of representative animals from several phyla with emphasis on gamete formation, fertilization, embryonic development, organogenesis, growth, and biological aging. The laboratory combines examples of live plant and animal development with prepared slides of frog and chick embryology.

    Prerequisites & Notes: BI 3370.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    BI 3378 - TISSUE CULTURE


    The study of eukaryotic cell culture and molecular techniques. Students will become competent in tissue culture methods used in research laboratories.

    Prerequisites & Notes: BI 1110.

    Credits: 2 cr. Notes: One hour lecture, three hours lab per week.
  
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    BI 3390 - BIOSTATISTICS AND EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN


    Presents to science students a description of the processes of experimental design, selection of appropriate statistical tests to analyze experimental data, and performance of these tests using current software.

    Prerequisites & Notes: BI 3290

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    BI 3391 - EVOLUTION


    A study of the basic theory, mechanisms, and pathways of natural selection. Also studies the development of evolutionary thought from antiquity to the current gradualist and punctuated equilibrium models. Both genetic and paleontological data are analyzed in examining micro and macroevolutionary scenarios.

    Credits: 3 cr. Dual Listed/Cross Listed: ANH 3390.
  
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    BI 3392 - HUMAN DIMENSIONS IN FISH MANAGEMENT


    Fish Management is the provision for people of a sustained benefit from their use of living aquatic resources and involves the biological, ecological, economic and sociological components of a system that provides aesthetic and other non-tangible benefits to people as well as fish for consumption. The biology of fishes and fisheries in the broad context of its role as a part of a larger society is the subject of BI 3392. The course is designed to fulfill three credits of the human dimensions requirement for certification by The American Fisheries Society.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    BI 3394 - NATURAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY OF THAILAND


    This three week field course will allow students to explore the natural and cultural history of Thailand. Major biological topics will include tropical biology, rainforest ecology, conservation biology, ethnobotany, and coral reef ecology. Major cultural topics will include Thai history and culture, hill tribe people, Buddhism, and the arts. Students are required to attend six introductory course orientation sessions at Mansfield University the semester prior to departure.

    Prerequisites & Notes: BI 1110, BI 1130 and permission of instructor.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    BI 3395 - INTRODUCTION TO GENOMICS


    An introduction to the field of Genomics, including genome structure, sequencing technologies, sequence analysis, and applications of genome analysis. Genomes across all domains of life as well as viruses will be explored. Questions in the fields of medicine, ecology, evolution and cell biology will be addressed using the tools of the genomic analysis.

    Prerequisites & Notes: BI 3370

    Credits: 3cr.
  
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    BI 4451 - PRACTICUM IN BIOLOGY


    The practicum in biology provides students the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills in the biological sciences while working with a public or private agency involved in aspects of applied biology.  The practical experience thus acquired both supplements and reinforces the more academic aspects of biology stressed in the classroom. 

    Credits: 1- 4 cr.

  
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    BI 4470 - MOLECULAR BIOLOGY


    An examination of the principles and techniques underlying the chemical and physical aspects of living systems. A study of the structure and activities of biological molecules which, properly integrated, constitute all forms of life. The laboratories will demonstrate techniques of the activities, separation and analysis of these molecule forms.

    Prerequisites & Notes: BI 3370.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    BI 4492 - RESEARCH IN BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS I


    The first semester of an intensive capstone research experience in a selected biological system. Students pursue an original research project mentored and evaluated by the biology faculty.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Students must take BI 4492 (starting research) prior to taking capstone BI 4493 (writing and presentation).  Take BI 3290 and 76 earned credits.

    Credits: 2 cr.
  
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    BI 4493 - RESEARCH BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS II


    The second semester of an intensive capstone research experience in a selected biological system. Students prepare a full research paper and oral presentation based on an original research project. Manuscript and presentation preparation is mentored and evaluated by the biology faculty.

    Prerequisites & Notes: BI 4492

    Credits: 2 cr.
  
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    BI 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.

    Prerequisites & Notes: BI 3290.

    Credits: 1 - 3 cr. Notes: May be taken for 1, 2 or 3 credits at one time.
  
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    BSC 1101 - GENERAL BIOLOGY


    An introduction to biological processes; study and discussion of these processes together with ecological aspects of life. The laboratory stresses demonstration and analysis of biological processes.

    Credits: 4 cr.
  
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    BSC 1102 - CONTEMPORARY BIOLOGICAL PROBLEMS


    This course focuses on biological approaches to real world questions that impact students, including topics such as vaccination and genetic testing. Students will apply basic biological concepts to and research perspectives on each topic. Emphasis will be on developing skills to interpret different ethical perspectives from a variety of sources and to form and communicate opinions.

     

    Credits: 3 cr.

  
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    BSC 1103 - ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY


    General education course for non-science majors. It provides students with biological explanations of environmental issues such as pollution, acid rain, global warming, environmental toxicology, forestry, wildlife conservation, etc.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    BSC 1104 - HUMAN BIOLOGY


    An overview of the human organism. Emphasis involves organization, maintenance, movement and support, integration, reproduction, genetics, evolution, and ecology of humans.

    Credits: 4 cr. Dual Listed/Cross Listed: ANH 1102.
  
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    BSC 1121 - HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I


    This course presents an integrated approach to the study of the anatomy and physiology of the various organ systems of the human body. Enrollment in Human Anatomy & Physiology I (BSC 1121) is restricted to majors in Nursing, Nutrition & Dietetics, Music Therapy, Respiratory Therapy and Radiology Technology or permission of instructor.

    Credits: 1 -4 cr.
  
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    BSC 1122 - HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II


    A continuation of BSC 11 21. This completes an integrated approach to the study of the anatomy and physiology of the various organ systems of the human body. Enrollment in Human Anatomy & Physiology I (BSC 1122) is restricted to majors in Nursing, Nutrition & Dietetics, Music Therapy, Respiratory Therapy and Radiology Technology or permission of instructor.

    Credits: 4 cr.
  
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    BSC 2294 - NATURAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY OF THAILAND


    This three week field course will allow students to explore the natural and cultural history of Thailand. Major biological topics will include tropical biology, rainforest ecology, conservation biology, ethnobotany, and coral reef ecology. Major cultural topics will include Thai history and culture, hill tribe people, Buddhism, and the arts. Students are required to attend six introductory course orientation sessions at Mansfield University the semester prior to departure.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Permission of instructor.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    BSC 3082 - CANCER AWARENESS


    A study of basic principles and concepts of cancer biology. Emphasis is on world-wide epidemiology, genetic and environmental causes, tumor development and metastasis, and cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.

    Prerequisites & Notes: 60 Earned credits

    Credits: 3cr.
  
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    BSC 3100 - CONSERVATION AND BIODIVERSITY


    Students in this course will examine some of the current challenges we face in conserving the world’s biodiversity. Ecological, economic, social and cultural perspectives will be considered as students evaluate approaches for preserving and restoring populations of living organisms. In addition, the value of biodiversity and the impact on human activities have on biodiversity will be considered.

    Prerequisites & Notes: 30 Earned credits

    Credits: 3cr.
  
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    BSC 3271 - MICROBIOLOGY FOR HEALTH SCIENCES


    An introductory course for health science students emphasizing the basic principles and concepts of microbial anatomy, classification, physiology, and their practical applications as well as developing aseptic techniques.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Take BSC-1121.

    Credits: 4 cr. Notes: Offered every spring.
  
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    BUS 1130 - INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT


    Studies an overview of the broad concept of business functions. Provides a foundation for understanding the relationship between essential activities of business. Helps students to determine and pursue their areas of interest and aptitude.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    BUS 1140 - INTRODUCTION TO GLOBALIZATION


    This course introduces the students to the increasing global interconnections between countries.  These interconnections reveal themselves through economic, political, cultural, environmental, and trade issues.  The course will expand students’ understanding about the world economy and enhance their ability to grasp so many global issues reported in the media.  Students can use this course as a gateway to choose among the many different programs offered by Mansfield University, including anthropology, business and women’s studies.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    BUS 2202 - PERSONAL FINANCE


    The focus of this course is to provide financial decision making tools and techniques of money management. The course will analyze handling of financial records, financing of home and automobiles, financing of education, estate and retirement planning.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    BUS 2249 - BUSINESS DATA ANALYSIS I


    This course provides a practical application of fundamental statistical methods to Business problems.  Topics covered include descriptive statistics, probability, discrete probability distributions, continuous probability distributions, sampling distributions, and interval estimation.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    BUS 3260 - ENTREPRENEURSHIP


    Introduces students to the REAL (Rural Entrepreneurship Through Action Learning) Program, which aids in the development of a business plan. The course stresses the necessary knowledge unique to running and managing a small firm. It focuses on the business planning process and the characteristics important in running a successful business.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    BUS 3310 - MANAGING DIVERSITY


    Presents in-depth information of changes in demographic composition, cultural profiles, values, and lifestyles. Provides students with necessary skills to effectively function in the global marketplace, manage employee differences, and improve productivity.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    BUS 3321 - INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS


    Provides a managerial view point of the dynamics of international business. Topics covered include history and scope of international business, international trade theory, foreign direct investment, governmental influences on trade and regional economic integration, and sociocultural and legal factors on MNC’s.

    Prerequisites & Notes: BUS/MGT 2230 and ECO 1101.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    BUS 3349 - BUSINESS DATA ANALYSIS II


    Provides a systematic application of modern quantitative tools and techniques in practical situations. Topics include hypothesis testing, probability distribution, simple and multiple regression, and time series analysis.

    Prerequisites & Notes: BUS 2249, Must pass with a grade of C- or better.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    BUS 3350 - OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT


    A study and use of analytical tools for demand forecasting, use of system design and measurement, inventory control and resource allocation. Specialized and analytical techniques are used to deal with practical situations.

    Prerequisites & Notes: BUS 2249, MA 1170 or MA 2231.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    BUS 3390 - SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT


    Topics include the relationships between profitability and customer service, customer satisfaction and productivity; management of incoming supplies and services; scheduling of workers, material, and jobs within a facility; storage and delivery of products and services to customers; managing service capacity and wait times, and finally discussions of internal and external customer service. The course is designed to examine a firm as a complete business, operating within an integrated network of external suppliers, internal suppliers, internal customers, and external customers.

    Prerequisites & Notes: 45 earned credits.

    Credits: 3
  
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    BUS 3450 - BUSINESS PRACTICUM


    Supervised and evaluated participation in the regular activities of a business organization, government agency or not-for-profit organization.  In consultation with the supervising faculty member, the student is expected to document work experience and have positive performance evaluation from immediate supervisor. 

    Prerequisites & Notes: 30 earned credits.

    Credits: 1-5 cr. Notes: The course may be taken for 1 - 5 credits.  All practicum credits are considered free electives.
  
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    BUS 4410 - BUSINESS LAW I


    Introduces the legal environment of business and its role in modern society. Topics include the formation of contracts, sales, negotiable instruments, bank deposits and collections, secured transactions, and business organization. Emphasizes social and ethical considerations, terminology, fundamental legal principles, and analysis.

    Prerequisites & Notes: 25 earned credits.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    BUS 4441 - FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS


    Analyzes financial statements issued by public held organizations. Emphasis is on the use of financial statements by creditors, investors, and those who are external to the enterprises. Topics include cash flow analysis, standards of financial analysis, and off-balance sheet financing.

    Prerequisites & Notes: ACC 1111.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    BUS 4450 - BUSINESS INTERNSHIP


    A link between the classroom and experience on the job, the internship provides qualified students a three way arrangement among the professor-advisor, the employer and the student-employee.  Students may obtain appropriate internship employment on their own or in conjunction with the internship advisor.

    Prerequisites & Notes: 60 earned credits.

    Credits: 6 – 15 cr. Notes: May be taken for 6 through 15 credits. All credits are considered free electives.
  
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    BUS 4490 - STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT AND BUSINESS POLICY


    This capstone course integrates the concepts students have been learned in the various business functional areas.  It includes environmental scanning, strategy formulation, strategy implementation and evaluation and control.  The course deals with the critical managerial issues and decisions that determine the long-run performance of an organization. 

    Prerequisites & Notes: ECO 1101, ACC 1111 and 75 earned credits. 

    Co-requisites:  BUS 3330 and BUS 3349.  

    Credits: 3 cr.

  
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    BUS 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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    CAP 4999 - CAPSTONE PROJECT


    Capstone project.

    Credits: 0 cr. General Education Requirement: Capstone Project
  
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    CHE 1120 - INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL COMMUNITY HEALTH EDUCATION


    This course introduces students to Healthy People 2020, principles of global health, the role of the community health educator as well as basic principles of communication, legal and ethical issues, and professional behaviors. Topics include: epidemiology, community organization, program planning, health concerns of various age and ethnic groups, environmental and occupational health and safety, and a comparison of international healthcare systems.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    CHE 3320 - INTRODUCTION TO EPIDEMIOLOGY


    This course is a core course in the Community Health Education Program. Students will learn how to analyze and manage epidemiologic data, interpret results, and apply results in the prevention and control of acute and chronic disease and health-related events. Students will also learn how to locate and utilize epidemiological data specific to rural populations.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Take CHE 1120

    Credits: 3cr. Notes: Co-requisites: MA 1125, BSC 1104 or BSC 1122 or permission of instructor.
  
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    CHE 4420 - CHE COMMUNITY ASSESSMENT AND PROGRAM PLANNING


    This course teaches students how to do community health assessments and how to use the information collected to plan community health promotion programs. The role of the community health educator as teacher is also explored. Students are introduced to learning theory, individual learning styles, teaching styles and curriculum development based on specific student learning outcomes for specific populations. Students will be required to develop a curriculum that will be implemented in their capstone class (CHE 4430).

     

    Prerequisites & Notes: CHE-1120, BSC 1104 or BSC 1122.

    Co-requisites: CHE-3320

    Credits: 3 cr.

  
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    CHE 4430 - COMMUNITY HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAM EVALUATION


    This course will introduce students to the concept of program evaluation. Students will examine evidence-based and outcomes-based evaluation of health programs. Students will be required to present the curriculum project designed in CHE 4420 to a specific population in the community. Students will evaluate the program’s effectiveness. This course is designated to be the capstone course for the Community Health Education program.

    Prerequisites & Notes: CHE-1120, CHE-2220 and CHE-4420

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    CHE 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.

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

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    CHE 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.
  
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    CHM 1101 - INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY


    A treatment of fundamental principles for non-science majors. Does not meet degree requirements for chemistry or biology majors.

    Credits: 4 cr.
  
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    CHM 1102 - ORGANIC AND BIOCHEMISTRY


    Deals with the principles of organic and biochemistry and their application to topics such as nutrition, consumer products, and the environment. In the laboratory students carry out various reactions, syntheses, analyses, and separations that exemplify the practice of organic and biochemistry. This course does not meet degree requirements for chemistry or biology majors.

    Prerequisites & Notes: CHM 1101 or permission of instructor.

    Credits: 4 cr.
  
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    CHM 1103 - CHEMISTRY AND THE ENVIRONMENT


    Examines the theory and practice of chemistry and its relationship with the environment. The impact of modern day living on the environment will be examined. Topics treated will be integrated and historically developed. This course does not meet degree requirements for the chemistry major.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    CHM 1105 - HOW DRUGS WORK


    This lecture course outlines the mechanisms by which drugs exert their effects on the body. It begins with a discussion of molecular structures of drugs and their targets in the body, and then reviews physiological aspects of various disease states and the ways different drug classes modify the relevant physiology. This course does not meet degree requirements for the chemistry major.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    CHM 1110 - SURVEY OF CHEMISTRY, INTRODUCTORY, ORGANIC, AND BIOLOGICAL


    A survey course for non-science majors. General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry are emphasized. DOES NOT meet degree requirements for chemistry and biology majors.

    Credits: 4 cr.
  
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    CHM 1111 - GENERAL CHEMISTRY I


    For science majors. A study of the fundamental principles of chemistry from the standpoint of stoichiometry, gases, states of matter, solution reactions, bonding, atomic and molecular structure. Laboratory sessions stress the chemical principles discussed in the lecture.

    Credits: 4 cr.
  
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    CHM 1112 - GENERAL CHEMISTRY II


    A continuation of CHM 1111: kinetics, thermodynamics, oxidation-reduction, acid-base theory and equilibrium are studied.

    Prerequisites & Notes: CHM 1111.

    Credits: 4 cr.
  
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    CHM 2201 - INTRODUCTION TO BIOCHEMISTRY


    An introductory course in biochemistry with particular emphasis on human nutrition. Major topics are fuel management and the organization and control of metabolic pathways. The laboratory component includes separation, analysis, and properties of carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids, and enzymes. This course does not meet degree requirements for chemistry and biology majors.

    Prerequisites & Notes: CHM 1102.

    Credits: 4 cr.
  
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    CHM 3264 - CHEM MTDS FOREN SCI


    An advanced treatment of the chemical methods used in the investigation of criminal activities. The use and reliability of chemical tests, solubilities, and reactions as well as the chemistry of chromatographic, spectroscopic and instrumental analysis will be included.

    Prerequisites & Notes: CHM 1110, SCI 1104 and SCI 1107. Corequisite course: CHM-3264L.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    CHM 3301 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I


    Fundamentals of organic chemistry are presented. Modern theory, reaction mechanisms and stereochemistry are included along with nomenclature, preparation, reactions and properties of organic compounds. The laboratory stresses syntheses, chemical and physical properties and an introduction to instrumental techniques. The laboratory period includes one hour of lecture on theory and techniques of laboratory operations.

    Prerequisites & Notes: CHM 1112.

    Credits: 4 cr.
  
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    CHM 3302 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II


    A continuation of CHM 3301. The laboratory period includes one hour of lecture on theory and techniques of laboratory operations.

    Prerequisites & Notes: CHM 3301.

    Credits: 4 cr.
  
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    CHM 3311 - QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS


    An introductory course in analytical chemistry emphasizing classical titrimetric and gravimetric methods and related theories.

    Prerequisites & Notes: CHM 1112.

    Credits: 4 cr.
 

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