Oct 04, 2022  
Mansfield University 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Mansfield University 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Courses


 
  
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    ENG 2278 - SURVEY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE


    Survey of American writers from the 17th century to present.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes: ENG 1112 or ESL 1112.

  
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    ENG 2299 - MONSTERS IN LITERATURE AND FILM


    This course focuses on analyzing and understanding the significance of monsters in mythology, literature, and film using a variety of critical approaches.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    ENG 3252 - ADVANCED POETRY WRITING


    Students further develop their skills as poets by studying contemporary poetry by a wide diversity of writers and writing their own poems.  Emphasis will be on students developing a body of work to be edited into a chapbook.  Students will give presentations over a “poet mentor”, learn how to evaluate literary markets and how to submit poetry manuscripts for publication, and give a reading of their poems.

    Prerequisites & Notes: ENG 2252.

    Credits: 3 cr. Dual Listed/Cross Listed: ENG 2252.
  
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    ENG 3254 - ADVANCED FICTION WRITING


    Through writing exercises, reading the work of published writers, and workshopping original manuscripts, students will work on creating a portfolio of short fiction or the first three chapters of a novel.  Students will also learn how to market their work.

    Prerequisites & Notes: ENG 2254.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    ENG 3305 - COMPARATIVE LITERATURE


    Examines major works in a genre or movement, comparing two or more national literatures.

    Prerequisites & Notes: ENG 1112.

    Credits: 3 cr. Notes: May be taken for a total of nine credits.
  
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    ENG 3313 - COMPOSITION II


    Advanced writing and analytical thinking based on texts from across the curriculum. Must be passed with a minimum grade of “C-” before graduation.

    Prerequisites & Notes: ENG 1112 and 45 credits earned.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    ENG 3316 - CREATIVE NONFICTION WRITING


    Students will read and analyze published nonfiction, including essays, magazines articles, and electronic media, and experiment with form and subject matter. Genres explored will include memoir, literary journalism, and socio-political commentary. Small group workshops will help students revise and edit their own and each other’s writing while learning a variety of editing skills. The emphasis of the class is on in-depth discussion of student work, the assigned readings, and the process of writing.

    Prerequisites & Notes: ENG 1112.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    ENG 3320 - SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE


    A specialized study of a topic in literature, film, or folklore.

    Credits: 3 cr. Notes: May be taken for a total of 9 credits.
  
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    ENG 3322 - FOOD LITERATURE


    Through a study of contemporary literature about food, this course examines environmental and social sustainability, or the commitment to use resources without damaging the environment. The course will lead to application of this knowledge to personal food consumption and production. 

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisites: 30crs.

    Credits: 3cr
  
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    ENG 3324 - COMPOSITION THEORY & PRACTICE


    Analysis of current theories about the writing process and methods of applying these theories, with actual practice in tutoring writing.

    Prerequisites & Notes: ENG 1112 and ENG 3313.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    ENG 3326 - WOMEN’S LITERATURE


    A study of literature by and about women in its literary, cultural, and social contexts. May be topical, thematic, or period-based. May include such authors as Austen, Bronte, Chopin, Woolf, Emecheta, Morrison, and Tan.

    Prerequisites & Notes: ENG 1112.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    ENG 3327 - AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE


    This course studies a prominent dimension of African-American Literature. Potential topics include specific genres, important time periods, major or minor authors, comparative multicultural contexts. Students hone their critical reading and writing skills in this important and growing area of American literature.

    Prerequisites & Notes: ENG 1112.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    ENG 3328 - LGBTQ LITERATURE


    This course focuses on literature by LGBTQ people (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) and the experiences of LGBTQ people in  our society. Representations in film, music, television, and art will also be examined. The emphasis of the course will be on active discussion and close scrutiny of the literature, our society, and ourselves.

    Prerequisites & Notes: ENG 1112.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    ENG 3331 - CIVIL RIGHTS NOVEL


    ENG 3331 Civil Rights Novel examines recent American novels that are based on or show the influence of events that occurred during the U.S. Civil Rights Movement. Students will discuss the literary techniques the authors employ, how the authors choose to portray the events and the people involved, and what can be learned from reading such works. Students will develop critical reading skills and a greater knowledge of a significant era of recent American history as they read, discuss, and write about a selection of Civil rights novels.

    Credits: 3cr.
  
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    ENG 3332 - NATURE WRITING


    Based on reading, observation, and experience, students will write creative non-fiction prose about nature and discuss each other’s work. The course will deal with such issues as the importance of place, the role of science in personal responses to nature, the nature of Nature, and the meaning of “nonfiction” in nature writing.

    Prerequisites & Notes: ENG 1112.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    ENG 3333 - ADVANCED WRITING FOR ENGLISH MAJORS


    Designed to refine the writing skills of English majors, with an emphasis on critical analysis and the mechanics of writing. Students will read and write about a literary, rhetorical, or linguistic concept chosen by the instructor (irony in literature, for example) and revise at least one essay from their English portfolio.

    Prerequisites & Notes: ENG 2130 and two upper division ENG classes.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    ENG 3346 - AMERICAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE


    A focused study in a period of American literature using representative texts covered in their historical and cultural contexts.  Authors may include Douglass, Wharton, Faulkner, and Morrison. Appropriate for both  majors and non-majors.

    Prerequisites & Notes: ENG-1112

    Credits: 3cr
  
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    ENG 3347 - BRITISH LITERATURE AND CULTURE


    A focused study in a period of British literature using representative texts covered in their historical and cultural contexts.  Authors may include Austen, the Romantic poets, and Shakespeare. Appropriate for both  majors and non-majors.

    Prerequisites & Notes: ENG 1112

    Credits: 3 cr
  
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    ENG 3348 - WORLD LITERATURE AND CULTURE


    A focused study of world literature written in English and/or English translation using representative texts in historical and cultural contexts. Authors may include Achebe, Murakami, and Tagore. Appropriate for both majors and non-majors.

    Prerequisites & Notes: ENG-1112

    Credits: 3cr
  
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    ENG 3352 - SHAKESPEARE


    Selected plays of Shakespeare with interpretation, evaluation, and attention to his development as a dramatist and poet.

    Prerequisites & Notes: ENG 1112 and one of the following: ENG 1115 or ENG 2130.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    ENG 3360 - BRITISH LITERATURE SINCE 1900


    A study of major British writers since 1900 such as Yeats, Joyce, Woolf, Beckett, Winterson, and Smith. Topics of study include modernism, postmodernism, and post-colonialism.

    Prerequisites & Notes: ENG 1112.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    ENG 3371 - PROFESSIONAL WRITING


    This course teaches students to write for various purposes in professional contexts. Particular attention will be paid to issues of audience awareness and style. Students will write texts for various contexts, including, but not limited to, letters, resumes, memos, press releases, reports, analyses, and grants.

    Prerequisites & Notes: ENG 1112.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    ENG 3376 - GENRE IN CONTEXT


    A detailed study of a literary or cultural genre, such as poetry, drama, the novel, short fiction, nonfiction prose, or film.

    Prerequisites & Notes: ENG 1112 or ESL 1112.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    ENG 3382 - CONTEMPORARY LITERARY THEORY AND CRITICISM


    Survey of recent approaches to literature, including formalist, structuralist, post-structuralist, reader-response, psychoanalytic, feminist, marxist, new historical, and/or post-colonial literary criticism.

    Prerequisites & Notes: ENG 1112 and ENG 2130.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    ENG 3385 - AUTHOR IN CONTEXT


    A detailed study of an influential author (or pair of authors), such as Brontë, Chaucer, Dante, Dickens, Faulkner, Milton, Morrison, Murakami, and/or Woolf.

    Prerequisites & Notes: ENG 1112

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    ENG 3386 - READINGS IN YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE


    This course focuses on analyzing literature written for the young adult audience, with a focus on the characteristics of the genre, emerging themes, and contemporary trends.

    Credits: 3cr.
  
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    ENG 3389 - GRAPHIC NOVEL


    This course focuses on analyzing and creating graphic literature, also referred to as “comics”. Potential topics include specific genres, important time periods, major or minor authors, and comparative multicultural contexts.  Students hone their critical reading skills as well as their creative skills in this important and growing area of literature.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    ENG 3400 - COPY EDITING


    This professional writing course focuses on copy editing skills and application of editorial style in a variety of contexts, including print and electronic media.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Eng-1112 or ESL-1112

     

    Credits: 3cr

  
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    ENG 3404 - WRITING FOR THE WEB AND SOCIAL MEDIA


    This professional writing course teaches students to analyze, create, and curate content for the Web and major social media platforms.

    Prerequisites & Notes: ENG-1112 or ESL-1112

    Credits: 3cr
  
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    ENG 4401 - SEMINAR IN LITERARY STUDIES


    A sustained, in-depth study of literature which draws on the expertise developed in previous English courses. Topics will vary. Students will complete a seminar-length researched paper/project, culminating in the public presentation of that work.

    Prerequisites & Notes: ENG 1112 and 75 earned credits.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    ENG 4416 - NOVEL WRITING


    Students will read and discuss published novels and work on writing their own, critiquing and discussing one another’s work. Includes the first 3 chapters and a synopsis of the novel.

    Prerequisites & Notes: ENG 3312 or permission of instructor.

    Credits: 3 cr. Notes: May be taken for 1 through 3 credits at one time.
  
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    ENG 4449 - ENGLISH PRACTICUM


    Offers practical work experience and the opportunity to apply and further develop skills such as writing and editing in a variety of professional settings. May be taken for one through five credits. No more than six credits count towards the major.  Prerequisite: Permission of the department chair and supervising faculty member.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisite: Permission of the department chair and supervising faculty member.

    Variable Credits: 1-5cr.
  
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    ENG 4495 - ENGLISH INTERNSHIP


    Offers practical work experience and the opportunity to apply and further develop skills such as writing and editing in a variety of professional settings. May be taken for six through twelve credits. No more than six credits count toward the major.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisite: Permission of the department chairperson and supervising faculty member.

    Variable Credits: 6-12 cr.
  
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    ENG 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.
  
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    ES 3300 - HUMANS IN NATURE


    Students explore the relationship between people and the natural world emphasizing modes of analysis drawn from social science, humanities, and art disciplines. The course focuses on the interdisciplinary understanding of selected issues.

    Prerequisites & Notes: GEG 1122 and one of the following: BSC 1103, CHM 1103 or GEL 1102.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    ES 4497 - INDEPENDENT STUDY


    Working with an advisor in their emphasis (or for minors, outside the area of their majors), students produce interdisciplinary projects involving the relationship between people and nature. Projects will incorporate analyzing quantitative and qualitative data in order to monitor, assess, and make decisions about an environmental issue. Projects will be presented in some form to an audience from multiple fields. Skills and approaches from more than one discipline will be employed in problem-solving.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Completion of 18 hours toward the Environmental Studies major or minor.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    ESL 1105 - INTENSIVE ENGLISH FOR NON-NATIVE SPKR I


    Designed to improve the writing, reading, speaking, and listening skills of intermediate level non-native speakers of English in preparation for regular degree program academic work. Credits count towards the total needed for graduation.

    Credits: 3cr
  
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    ESL 1106 - INTENSIVE ENGLISH FOR NON-NATIVE SPKR II


    Designed to improve the writing, reading, speaking, and listening skills of intermediate level non-native speakers of English in preparation for regular degree program academic work. Credits count towards the total needed for graduation.

    Prerequisites & Notes: ESL 1105

    Credits: 3cr
  
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    ESL 1110 - INTERMEDIATE WRITING AND CULTURE FOR NON-NATIVE SPEAKERS


    The purpose of ESL 1110 Writing and Culture for Nonnative Speakers is to further develop basic sentence and paragraph structure while introducing the skills necessary to writing clear essays in a culturally contextualized manner. It introduces high intermediate academic writing skills, helping to develop foundational sentence structure and paragraph construction, while introducing and analyzing American cultural values and norms. Students progress from writing single paragraphs to a standard essay with a constant emphasis on basic grammar and reading skills. ESL 1110 highlights the skills needed to write clear expository prose for an academic audience and also addresses language issues common to high intermediate second language writers with the aim of building students’ composition and analytical skills and cultural awareness.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Professor Permission

    Credits: 3cr.
  
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    ESL 1112 - ESL COMPOSITION


    Composition for advanced level non-native speakers of English. Includes intensive reading and writing of expository prose. Assignments develop analytical and critical thinking skills and college-level research skills, with emphasis on the particular needs of ESL students. Meets ENG 1112 requirement. Students may not apply both ENG 1112 & ESL 1112 towards graduation requirements.

    Prerequisites & Notes: ESL 1105 and ESL 1106 or ESL 1110 or permission of instructor. May be taken concurrently with ESL 1145.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    ESL 1145 - ADVANCED ENGLISH


    Designed to improve the writing, reading, speaking, and listening skills of advanced level non-native speakers of English in preparation for academic advancement. Credits count toward the total needed for graduation. Recommended for students who have successfully completed ESL 1112 or who have permission of the instructor.

    Prerequisites & Notes: ESL 1112 or permission of instructor.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    ESL 3313 - ESL COMPOSITION II


    Composition for advanced level non-native speakers of English. Includes intensive reading of texts from across the curriculum and analytical and critical thinking and writing, with emphasis on the particular needs of ESL students. Assignments develop analytical and critical thinking. Must be passed with a minimum grade of “C-” before graduation. Meets ENG 3313 requirement. Students may not apply both ENG 3313 & ESL 3313 towards graduation requirements.

    Prerequisites & Notes: ESL 1112 or ENG 1112 and 45 earned credits or permission of instructor.

    Credits: 3cr
  
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    FIN 3301 - INTRODUCTION TO FINANCE


    Examines basic concepts and techniques for  identifying and solving elementary financial management problems. Topics include compound interest and time value of money, financial statement analysis, working capital management, cash flow analysis and capital budgeting, short-term financing, and stockholder equity valuation.

    Prerequisites & Notes: ECO 1101.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    FIN 3312 - FINANCIAL MARKETS AND INSTITUTIONS


    This course is an introduction to the money and capital markets of the United States, with an emphasis on the determination of financial asset value and the management of interest rate risk. Topics include the determination of interest rates, valuation of financial claims, financial markets, futures and options, managing interest rate risk, managing credit risk, asset management and pricing, liability management, and government regulation. 

    Prerequisites & Notes: ECO 1101 and ECO 1102.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    FIN 3333 - INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT


    Examines international aspects of finance from the point of view of corporations doing business outside the sovereign boundaries.  Includes determination of exchange rates, various types of exposure faced by MNCs, international money and capital markets, export/import financing, currency swaps, international portfolio management, international capital budgeting, and foreign direct investment.  Examines the challenges and difficulties faced by MNC146s in doing business in China, India, South America and Eastern Europe.   

    Prerequisites & Notes: BUS 2249 and ECO 1102.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    FIN 3380 - MANAGERIAL FINANCE


    This course introduces the investment and financing decision of corporations.  Topics covered include valuation of stocks and bonds, time value of money, financial ratios, risk and expected return, capital investment analysis, corporate financing and dividend policy.  Some fundamental aspects of international finance are presented.  The course will also cover some current issues related to ethics in finance.  

    Prerequisites & Notes: BUS 2249 and ECO 1101.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    FIN 4435 - INVESTMENT THEORY


    Introduction to financial policy with special emphasis on the practical application of risk-return theory. Investment decisions by individuals and firms, in stocks and bonds and other securities, made on the basis of incomplete information in an uncertain environment is covered. 

    Prerequisites & Notes: BUS 2249 and ECO 1102.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    FR 1101 - INTRODUCTORY FRENCH I


    For beginning students and those with less than two years of high school French. Emphasis is on grammar, pronunciation drills, aural comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing with language lab.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    FR 1102 - INTRODUCTORY FRENCH II


    Continuation of 1101 with language lab.

    Prerequisites & Notes: FR 1101 or equivalent.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    FR 2201 - INTERMEDIATE FRENCH I


    Reading texts, grammar review and further practice in aural comprehension, speaking, and writing with language lab.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Three years of high school French or FR 1102.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    FR 2202 - INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II


    Continuation of 2201 with language lab.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Four years of high school French or FR 2201.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    FR 2205 - PHONETICS AND PRONUNCIATION


    A study of the speech organs, place and manner of articulation of French phonemes and their phonetic realizations, along with extensive practice exercises on pronunciation, intonation, stress and sentence rhythm. The numerous changes occurring in connected and rapid speech will be studies as well. Students will also be introduced to some French dialects and regional pronunciation patterns.

    Prerequisites & Notes: FR 1102 or equivalent; FR 2201 or higher is preferred.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    FR 3300 - CONVERSATIONAL FRENCH CIVILIZATION


    Designed to gain more fluency and develop writing skills. Examines socio-economic, political, and cultural topics.

    Prerequisites & Notes: FR 2202 or equivalent.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    FR 3305 - ADVANCED FRENCH CONVERSATION


    Continuation of 3300. Students make oral commentaries and write reports.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    FR 3306 - TOPICS IN FRENCH CIVILIZATION (HISTORY)


    A brief survey of French history, with particular attention to major events and personalities.

    Prerequisites & Notes: FR 2202 or equivalent.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    FR 3307 - TOPICS IN FRENCH CIVILIZATION (GEOGRAPHY)


    A study of the geography of French-speaking countries.

    Prerequisites & Notes: FR 2202 or equivalent.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    FR 3309 - TOPICS IN FRENCH CIVILIZATION (CONTEMPORARY PROBLEMS)


    A study of the problems facing the people of French-speaking countries.

    Prerequisites & Notes: FR 2202 or equivalent.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    FR 3310 - BUSINESS FRENCH


    An introduction to French business and its terminology: a broad study of the commercial procedures in France with a concentration on the acquisition of the necessary vocabulary.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    FR 3311 - INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH LITERATURE


    The course is designed to introduce students to important periods, genres, literary movements, and authors. It is based on the most recent French practices in teaching literature at an introductory level, with a concentration on poetry, essay, theatrical works, and autobiographical writings. It is designed to give students a sense of what constitutes a literary text as well as a capacity for analyzing texts, discussing themes and ideas, and improving their reading and writing skills. The course will cover examples of texts from poetry to the novel, from the Renaissance to the end of the XXth century, from tragedy to comedy, from entertainment to questioning and discussing major themes.

    Prerequisites & Notes: FR 2202 or permission of instructor.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    FR 3320 - ADVANCED FRENCH STRUCTURE


    A final review of the structure of French and study of short literary texts.

    Prerequisites & Notes: FR 2202 or equivalent.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    FR 3330 - SURVEY OF FRENCH LITERATURE I


    Selected readings of major French writers through the 1 8th century, outside readings and reports, literary movements, style and form.

    Prerequisites & Notes: FR 2202 or equivalent.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    FR 3331 - SURVEY OF FRENCH LITERATURE II


    Selected readings of major French writers since 1800; outside readings and reports, literary movements, style and form.

    Prerequisites & Notes: FR 2202 or equivalent.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    FR 3370 - FOREIGN STUDY - CREDIT ARRANGED


    Open to students who wish to continue the study of French abroad. The number of credits granted is based upon validated credentials presented to the department. Plans for foreign study should be submitted at least one semester prior to departure. Regulations regarding study abroad are available in the Office of the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs.

    Credits: 1 - 3 cr.
  
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    FR 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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    FYS 1100 - FIRST YEAR SEMINAR


    First Year Seminar - Subject changes.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    FYS 2200 - PEER LEADERSHIP SKILLS


    This course provides required training for students serving as Peer Leaders in FYS sections. Peer leaders support FYS faculty in helping first year students make a more successful transition to college.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Professor Permission

    Credits: 1cr.
  
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    GEG 1101 - WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY


    Regional study of the world with special emphasis on the diversity of human existence and the world-scale problems currently faced.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    GEG 1102 - HUMAN GEOGRAPHY


    Study of aspects and distribution of culture. Topics include: population, health, language, religion, and economic activities.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    GEG 1111 - PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY


    Introduces the earth-science component of geography. Topics include: earth-sun relationships, weather and climate, vegetation, soils, and landforms.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    GEG 1122 - ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES


    Surveys a wide range of environmental issues. Topics include: population growth, soils, floods, water availability and quality, sewage treatment, solid and toxic waste, fossil fuels, nuclear power, and alternative energy sources.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    GEG 2200 - INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SCIENCE


    Introductory course in the use of geographic information sciences and related technologies for spatial analysis and mapping, including an emphasis on hands-on applications.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Co-requisite: GEG-2200L

    Credits: 4cr.
  
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    GEG 2200L - INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SCIENCE LAB


    Laboratory component of GEG 2200 emphasizing the completion of hands-on activities to enhance development of applicable skills in geographic information science.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Co-requisite: GEG-2200

    Credits: 0cr.
  
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    GEG 2520 - ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE


    Human societies indelibly modify their environment in order to enhance economic development. In many cases, the environmental degradation created by these modifications impacts disadvantaged segments of society significantly more than others. Environmental justice is a field informed by cultural geography, social science, grassroots activism, and ethics.  Topics covered will include a history of the environmental justice movement in the U.S.; a substantial review of the past environmental justice  projects; the ethical dynamics between capitalism, inequality, and environmental degradation; how to understand maps and diagrams of demographic data, as well as how to create basic ones.

    Credits: 3cr
  
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    GEG 2910 - INTRODUCTION TO SURVEYING


    This course is an introduction and orientation to proper field surveying theory and techniques. Subject areas include taping, tape corrections, leveling, angle measurements, distance measurements, contouring, fundamentals of mapping, and proper use and care of surveying instruments. Students will also gain an understanding of the role that proper site surveying plays in the development of land parcels for different public and private applications.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Minimum 15 earned credits.

    Credits: 3cr.
  
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    GEG 3000 - COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN


    This course introduces the fundamentals of design using CAD (Computer Assisted Drafting) software with particular emphasis on land use and environmental applications. The course covers the advantages of CAD compared to other drafting techniques, and introduces the main commands and procedures used in drawing and editing as well as view manipulation, inquiry, and plotting. Emphasis is on hands-on learning and comprehension of procedures based around applied problem sets.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    GEG 3010 - GEOGRAPHY FIELD RESEARCH: CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY OF SCOTLAND


    This course allows students to engage in a short-term study abroad class travelling across Scotland over  a period of fifteen days. Students will learn about Scottish politics, landscapes, heritage tourism, and contemporary Scottish culture.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Must have 24 completed credits.

    Professor permission.

    Credits: 3cr

  
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    GEG 3225 - ADVANCED GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SCIENCE


    Studies advanced analysis techniques using geographic information science. Topics include data development, spatial analysis, and geographic information system management using Esri’s  ArcGIS platform. 

    Prerequisites & Notes: GEG-2800, or GEG-2821, or GEG-2200 and GEG-2200L.

    Credits: 4cr. Notes: Co-requisite: GEG-3225L
  
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    GEG 3225L - ADVANCED GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SCIENCE LAB


    Laboratory  component of GEG 3225, requiring significant hands on application of course topics to develop practical skills in geographic information science.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Take GEG-2800 or GEG-2821 or GEG-2200 and GEG-2200L.

    Credits: 0cr. Notes: Co-requisite: GEG-3225
  
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    GEG 3285 - CARTOGRAPHIC METHODS


    Studies the art and science of making effective maps.  Topics include: color and information theory used in mapping, spatial data visualization, cartographic design standards, mapmaking from analog and digital data, and graphic design of maps for web and print publication using adobe software.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Take GEG-2831 or GEG-2200.

    Credits: 3cr.
  
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    GEG 3345 - WEB BASED CARTOGRAPHY


    This course will demonstrate the role and duties of a cartographer or graphic artist in the design and construction of a graphic-intense website. Each student will design and produce an informative and interactive website that presents a thoroughly researched topic. Students will write HTML and simple scripts that control rollovers, image maps, and sliced images. In addition, they will learn about scanning, computer animation, and digital photography for the web.

    Prerequisites & Notes: GEG 3280.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    GEG 3364 - GEOSTATISTICS


    An introduction to the methods of geographic measurement, such as data-gathering and statistical-computerized analysis. Intended to familiarize students with more advanced methodologies of geographic research.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    GEG 3380 - GEOGRAPHY OF THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA


    An analysis of the physical and human aspects of the United States and Canada. Particular emphasis on regionalism and regional problems.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    GEG 3381 - GEOGRAPHY OF PENNSYLVANIA


    Analysis of the regional patterns of Pennsylvania. Topics include: topography, climate, water resources, mineral resources, and the historical development of economic regions within the State.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    GEG 3810 - GEOWEB AND INTERNET MAPPING


    Studies integration of mapping technologies with the Internet. Topics include: scraping and mapping geolocated data from social media and other published web sources, development of interactive web maps for presentation, and development of mobile mapping applications.

    Prerequisites & Notes:  GEG 2831

    Credits: 3cr.
  
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    GEG 3850 - MAPPING APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT


    Studies application development useful in geographic information science and mapping. Topics include: programming scripts for mapping applications, mapping application backend interfaces, and mapping GUI development.

    Prerequisites & Notes: GEG 2831.

    Credits: 3cr.

  
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    GEL 1125 - PHYSICAL GEOLOGY


    A study of the solid portion of the earth, the materials of which it is composed and the processes which are acting on it.  Included are such topics as rocks and minerals, weathering, and geologic structures.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Co-Requisite: GEL 1125L

    Credits: 4cr.
  
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    GEL 1125L - PHYSICAL GEOLOGY LAB


    PHYSICAL GEOLOGY LAB

    Credits: 0cr
  
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    GEL 1200 - ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY


    This is an introduction to the application of geologic principles for understanding and solving questions regarding our environment. This course will focus on the interaction between society and our planet in the context of natural hazards, natural resources, and other current topics.

    Credits: 3cr
  
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    GEL 2810 - OIL AND GAS GEOLOGY


    A study of oil and natural gas resources focused on resource formation, occurrence, exploration and production methods, and regional prospects for oil and natural gas development. Students will be actively involved in map interpretation and written presentation of data.

    Prerequisites & Notes: GEL 1121 & GEL 1121 Lab

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    GEL 2920 - TEACHING SCIENCE TO THE PUBLIC


    This course examines ways to help foster an understanding of the nature and concepts of science among the general population. Emphasis is placed on exploring techniques and strategies appropriate for teaching scientific concepts (especially those that involve hands-on activities relating to ethical and civic/societal concerns about our natural environment) in settings such as parks, interpretive centers and during recreational excursions.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Must complete Natural & Physical Science Gen Ed requirement prior to taking this course.

    Credits: 3cr.

  
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    GEL 2950 - PRINCIPLES OF MUDLOGGING


    This course will focus on common techniques of geologic data collection and description that are employed during drilling operations, with particular emphasis on regional subsurface geology and formation evaluation techniques. Students will learn basic rock identification and classification of drill cuttings using petrographic microscopes. They will also learn how common well logs (SP, Density, Gamma, etc.) are collected and interpreted in real time at drill pads. The course will also introduce the duties and responsibilities of a well site geologist in relation to the overall Exploration and Production process and personnel.

    Prerequisites & Notes: GEL-1121

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    GEL 3322 - HISTORICAL GEOLOGY


    A study of earth history that includes introductory through advanced topics related to geologic time, stratigraphy, paleontology, plate tectonics, and structural geology. Students will apply their new knowledge to solve a number of field, computer, and classroom-based problems. A special emphasis will be placed upon the application of historical geology to mineral resource and geologic hazard assessments.

    Prerequisites & Notes: GEL 1125.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    GEL 3325 - GROUNDWATER HYDROLOGY


    Hydrology is the study of water in the geological environment.  The emphasis of this course is on the occurrence, movement, quality and quantity of surface and groundwater.  Students will solve problems using math, maps and software.

    Prerequisites & Notes: 30 Earned credits.

    Credits: 3cr.
  
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    GEL 3363 - MINERALOGY


    Minerals are the stuff of which planets are composed, the material from which civilizations are built, and the coveted jewels and precious metals of humankind.  The study of these naturally occurring crystalline substances is the science of mineralogy. This course deals with the principles and concepts fundamental to understanding the physical, chemical, and crystallographic properties of minerals.  Course assignments introduce techniques that aid in defining these characteristic properties. Familiarization with minerals of common occurrence crustal rock types is emphasized.  Prerequisite: GEL 1125 and GEL 1125L or permission of instructor.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisite: GEL 1125 and GEL 1125L or permission of instructor.

    Credits: 3cr.
  
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    GEL 3364 - PETROLOGY


    This course deals with the origin and evolution of igneous and metamorphic rocks and their plate tectonic setting. The origin of magmas is examined as well as the processes involved in their differentiation.  Metamorphic facies, mineral assemblages, and thermobarometry are studied. Petrology and melting of the mantle is discussed. These topics are unified by concepts of plate tectonics. Prerequisite: GEL 3363 or permission of instructor.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisite: GEL 3363 or permission of instructor.

    Credits: 3cr.
  
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    GEL 3500 - GEL MAPPING/ANALYSIS


    This course covers many of the basic techniques that are used in the collection, analysis and presentation of geologic field data. The course encompasses elements of structural geology, sedimentology, stratigraphy, and geophysics in an applied context. A large portion of the course content is presented through field and map-based exercises including a weekend mapping project.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Take GEL-1125.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
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    GEL 3510 - SEDIMENTOLOGY AND STRATIGRAPHY


    This course will introduce students to the basic principles used in the study of sedimentology and stratigraphy and will include: examination of the processes that influence the formation of sediments and sedimentary rocks; the physical, chemical, and biological aspects of sediments and sedimentary rocks; features of sedimentary rocks that are used to make environmental and climatic interpretations, and on the techniques used to put strata in context of time and space. Lab exercises will be incorporated into the lectures and will be used to reinforce major topics. There will also be a mandatory one day field trip.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisite: GEL-1125 and GEL-1125L.

    Credits: 3cr.
  
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    GEL 3520 - STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY


    Students will learn how to evaluate and analyze rock deformation using basic principles of mechanics as well as classical description and classification. Students will learn how to use geologic maps and field data to define the relations of fold and fault geometry, unconformities, and stratigraphic sequences. Students will collect and describe geologic field data to gain greater understanding of the tectonic forces that shape our planet and their impact on different regions of Earth’s surface.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisite: GEL-1125 & GEL-1125L or permission of instructor.

    Credits: 3cr.
  
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    GEL 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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    GEOS 1000 - ORIENTATION TO GEOSCIENCES


    This course introduces new majors in the Geography and Geology department to the different programs, faculty members, and facilities for geosciences on campus. It will also introduce students to various career paths in geosciences, and help them gain a better understanding of the technical and field skills expected by employers in different geoscience based occupations. Students will be introduced to common methods of map interpretation, sample collections, data analysis and report writing that they will build on in upper level courses of the program.

    Credits: 1cr. Notes: Limited to majors in program.
 

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