Catalog 2018-19 
    
    Dec 09, 2019  
Catalog 2018-19 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Art

  
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    ART 281 - Painting

    3.00 credits
    A studio experience with supporting slides, lectures, and films. Explores different ways of seeing and painting to become more visually literate. Examines basic painting techniques and materials. Presents the conceptual framework for critical analysis, along with basic theories of art in the historical context. You will be expected to purchase materials for this course based on a list provided by the instructor. Material costs will be approximately $120.
  
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    ART 284 - Watercolor I

    3.00 credits
    Includes lectures, demonstrations, films, slides and specific problems dealing with color relationships, composition, and watercolor techniques. Explores different ways of seeing and painting to become more visually literate. Examines basic watercolor techniques and materials. Presents the conceptual framework for critical analysis, along with basic theories of art in the historical context. You will be expected to purchase materials for this course based on a list provided by the instructor. Material costs will be approximately $100.
  
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    ART 293 - Sculpture

    3.00 credits
    A studio experience with supporting slides, lectures and films. Explores sculptural form through a variety of hands-on processes and techniques, historical and critical perspectives, and creative approaches. Covers use of material and new possibilities for personal expression in form and space. You will be expected to purchase materials for this course based on a list provided by the instructor. Material costs will be approximately $85.
  
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    ART 298 - Independent Study: Art

    3.00 credits
    Offers individualized study at an advanced level in areas of ART not considered in other courses to meet special interests or program requirements. Students must complete a term project and readings approved by the instructor. Offered for variable credit, based on the student’s accomplishments. Instructor permission is required prior to registration. Recommended: Prior study in ART.
  
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    ART 299 - Special Studies: Art

    3.00 credits
    Special topics, activities, or projects in an area of ART not usually covered in depth in other ART courses. Offered for variable credit, based on the student’s accomplishments. Instructor permission is required prior to registration. Recommended: Prior study in ART.

Aviation

  
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    AVS 100 - Intro to Aviation

    4.00 credits
    This course examines aviation from early flight to future potentials. Introduces career opportunities in all fields of aviation and outlines career advancement possibilities. Provides general overview of pilot certificates and ratings and training aircraft used.
  
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    AVS 105 - Aviation Fundamentals

    4.00 credits
    Covers the fundamental knowledge necessary for understanding helicopter flight and the aviation environment. Students will learn aerodynamic laws and principles, meteorology, and flight physiology relative to the aviation environment.
  
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    AVS 111F - Private Pilot I Flight - Helicopter

    2.00 credits
    Flight segment of AVS 111G.
  
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    AVS 111G - Private Pilot I: Helicopter

    3.00 credits
    This course teaches the basic knowledge and techniques required to achieve solo helicopter flight as part of achieving your FAA Private Pilot Rotorcraft - Helicopter Certificate. Prerequisites: FAA Class II Medical, Duty Weight <240 lbs. Corequisite: AVS 111F.
  
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    AVS 116F - Private Pilot II Flight - Helicopter

    1.00 credits
    Flight segment of AVS 116G.
  
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    AVS 116G - Private Pilot II - Helicopter

    2.00 credits
    This course teaches the advanced knowledge and techniques required to pass the FAA Knowledge Test and Practical Check-Ride to achieve the FAA Private Pilot Rotorcraft - Helicopter Certificate. Prerequisites: Successful completion of AVS 111 with a “C” or better, FAA Class II Medical, Duty Weight <240 lbs. Corequisite: AVS 116F.
  
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    AVS 117F - Private Pilot Flight - Airplane

    4.00 credits
    Flight segment of AVS 117G.
  
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    AVS 117G - Private Pilot: Airplane

    4.00 credits
    The course teaches the knowledge, skills, and aeronautical experience necessary to meet the requirements for the FAA Private Pilot Airplane - Single Engine Land practical test. Covers the operation of airplanes. Explores fundamentals of flight, emergency procedures, air traffic control, and operational procedures. Corequisite: AVS 117F.
  
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    AVS 120 - Aircraft Systems & Structures I: Airframe

    3.00 credits
    This course is designed to give students the background in aircraft systems and structures, with an emphasis on airframe components that will enable them to progress into more advanced aircraft. Provides understanding of the safe and efficient operation of aircraft systems.
  
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    AVS 125 - Aircraft Systems: Powerplant

    3.00 credits
    This course is designed to give students the background in aircraft systems and structures, with an emphasis on powerplant components that will enable them to progress into more advanced aircraft. Provides understanding of the safe and efficient operation of aircraft systems.
  
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    AVS 140 - Intro to Unmanned Aerial Systems

    3.00 credits
    This course offers an introduction of the history of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and surveys current UAS platforms, sensors, terminology, challenges to integrating unmanned systems into the national airspace system, operational theory, and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certificate of authorization (COA) process.
  
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    AVS 150 - Meteorology I

    4.00 credits
    This is a survey course in atmospheric science that covers weather basics and atmospheric circulations. Included is a systematic development of the following: the atmosphere, energy and temperature, wind, atmospheric moisture, horizontal and vertical pressure patterns, clouds, atmospheric circulation, stability, air masses, fronts, fog, icing, thunderstorms, jet streams, and turbulence. Students will study surface weather observations, routine weather reports and forecasts, surface maps, and constant pressure maps.
  
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    AVS 155 - Applied Aerodynamics

    4.00 credits
    This course introduces aerodynamics. Explores various concepts and theories relevant to modern aviation.
  
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    AVS 200F - Instrument/Commercial Flight - Helicopter

    3.00 credits
    Flight segment of AVS 200G.
  
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    AVS 200G - Instrument/Commercial I: Helicopter

    4.00 credits
    The student will obtain the knowledge, skills, and aeronautical experience necessary to meet the requirements for an Instrument Rating (Rotorcraft - Helicopter). Covers fundamentals of instrument flight, operation, use and limitations of flight instruments, aircraft performance, aeronautical publications, Federal Aviation Regulations, instrument navigation, flight planning, radio procedures, weather, and all topics in accordance with Federal Aviation Regulation. Corequisite: AVS 200F.
  
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    AVS 202F - Instrument/Commercial I Flight - Airplane

    3.00 credits
    Flight segment of AVS 202G.
  
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    AVS 202G - Instrument/Commercial I - Airplane

    4.00 credits
    The student will obtain the knowledge, skills, and aeronautical experience necessary to meet the requirements for an Instrument Rating (Airplane - Single Engine Land). Covers fundamentals of instrument flight, operation, use and limitations of flight instruments, aircraft performance, aeronautical publications, Federal Aviation Regulations, instrument navigation, flight planning, radio procedures, weather, and all topics in accordance with Federal Aviation Regulation. Corequisite: AVS 202F.
  
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    AVS 205F - Instrument/Commercial II Flight - Helicopter

    4.00 credits
    Flight segment of AVS 205G.
  
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    AVS 205G - Instrument/Commercial II - Helicopter

    3.00 credits
    The student will obtain the knowledge, skills, and aeronautical experience necessary to meet the requirements for a Commercial Pilot Certificate (Rotorcraft - Helicopter). Includes in depth study of aerodynamic systems, performance, aeronautical charts, and regulations. Focus on helicopter flight maneuvers, cross-country flight procedures, and emergency maneuvers. Includes all solo requirements. Corequisite: AVS 205F.
  
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    AVS 207F - Instrument/Commercial II Flight - Airplane

    5.00 credits
    Flight segment of AVS 207G.
  
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    AVS 207G - Instrument/Commercial II - Airplane

    3.00 credits
    The student will obtain the knowledge, skills, and aeronautical experience necessary to meet the requirements for a Commercial Pilot Certificate (Airplane - Single Engine Land). Includes in depth study of aerodynamic systems, performance, aeronautical charts, and regulations. Focus on airplane flight maneuvers, cross-country flight procedures, and emergency maneuvers. Includes all solo requirements. Corequisite: AVS 207F.
  
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    AVS 210F - Certified Flight Instructor Flight - Helicopter

    1.00 credits
    Flight segment of AVS 210G.
  
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    AVS 210G - Certified Flight Instructor - Helicopter

    4.00 credits
    The student will acquire the instructional knowledge, understanding, and skill necessary to teach and analyze maneuvers and procedures to meet the requirements for a Flight Instructor Certificate (Rotorcraft - Helicopter). The course includes flight instruction, fundamentals, evaluation techniques, and related skills necessary. Provides a structured environment to learn to teach and evaluate students to achieve a Private Pilot and Commercial Pilot certificate in compliance with Federal Aviation Administration Standards. Corequisite: AVS 210F.
  
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    AVS 212F - Certified Flight Instructor Flight - Airplane

    1.00 credits
    Flight segment of AVS 212G.
  
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    AVS 212G - Certified Flight Instructor - Airplane

    4.00 credits
    The student will acquire the instructional knowledge, understanding, and skill necessary to teach and analyze maneuvers and procedures to meet the requirements for a Flight Instructor Certificate (Airplane - Single Engine Land). The course includes flight instruction, fundamentals, evaluation techniques, and related skills necessary. Provides a structured environment to learn to teach and evaluate students to achieve a Private Pilot and Commercial Pilot certificate in compliance with Federal Aviation Administration Standards. Corequisite: AVS 212F.
  
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    AVS 215F - Certified Flight Instructor Instrument Flight - Helicopter

    1.00 credits
    Flight segment of AVS 215G.
  
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    AVS 215G - Certified Flight Instructor Instrument - Helicopter

    2.00 credits
    The student will acquire the instructional knowledge, understanding, and experience necessary to meet the requirements for a Flight Instructor Instrument Rating (Rotorcraft - Helicopter). The course includes flight instruction, fundamentals, evaluation techniques, and related skills necessary. Provides a structured environment to learn to teach and evaluate students to achieve an instrument rating in a helicopter in compliance with Federal Aviation Administration standards. Corequisite: AVS 215F.
  
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    AVS 217F - Certified Flight Instructor Instrument Flight - Airplane

    1.00 credits
    Flight segment of AVS 217G.
  
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    AVS 217G - Certified Flight Instructor Instrument - Airplane

    2.00 credits
    The student will acquire the instructional knowledge, understanding, and experience necessary to meet the requirements for a Flight Instructor Instrument Rating (Airplane - Single Engine Land). The course includes flight instruction, fundamentals, evaluation techniques, and related skills necessary. Provides a structured environment to learn to teach and evaluate students to achieve an instrument rating in an airplane in compliance with Federal Aviation Administration standards. Corequisite: AVS 217F.
  
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    AVS 250 - Meteorology II

    3.00 credits
    This course focuses on the application of meteorology theory and the availability, understanding and use of weather products. Emphasis is placed on maximizing aircraft performance and minimizing exposure to weather hazards. Includes examining the weather forecasting models, detailed use and interpretation of graphic weather products, access to telephone and internet weather briefing sites, and utilization of weather products.
  
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    AVS 251 - Aviation Law & Regulations

    4.00 credits
    This course explores the applicable federal aviation regulations through case law and current events. The FAA’s role in the development and regulation of the industry is examined. Covers how to reference, interpret, and explain aviation law and regulations.
  
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    AVS 252 - Human Factors

    4.00 credits
    This course is an introduction to the field of human behavior and characteristics as critical factors in the design and operation of electronic/machine systems. Emphasis is on crew resource management and human factors, including the study of human performance in complex systems with an examination of personality, stress, anxiety, fatigue, communication skills, decision making, situational awareness, analysis of aviation and accidents, and practical application of human factors and performance to modern aviation.
  
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    AVS 253 - Airport Management

    3.00 credits
    This course insight into the development of airports and the functions and responsibilities of airport management. This course provides an historical background and studies the roles of various governmental agencies in the management and regulation of airports.
  
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    AVS 254 - Aviation Safety

    3.00 credits
    This course offers a detailed introduction into aspects of aviation safety intended to promote flight safety in the general aviation and training environment. Topics will include risk management, pilot psychology, human factors, accident trends, and analysis of accident reports.
  
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    AVS 255 - Economics of Flight Operations

    3.00 credits
    This course examines management philosophies and accounting procedures as they apply to general aviation. Includes business aspects of maintaining and flying aircraft, operating airport facilities, and managing passenger/cargo activities.

Biology

  
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    BIO 101 - Biology I

    3.00 credits
    A laboratory science course designed for non-biology majors. The first term of a three-term sequence. Includes introduction to science, biochemistry, metabolism, the cell, molecular biology and reproduction. Prerequisites: Completion of MTH 070 and WRI 095. Corequisite: BIO 101L. Recommended: Completion of CAS 133.
  
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    BIO 101L - Bio I Lab

    1.00 credits
    Laboratory activities relating to BIO 101. Corequisite: BIO 101.
  
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    BIO 102 - Biology II

    3.00 credits
    A laboratory science course designed for non-biology majors. The second term of a three-term sequence. Presents protein syntheses, cell divisions, animal reproduction, genetics, embryology and the basic doctrines of evolution. Prerequisite: BIO 101 or instructor approval. Corequisite: BIO 102L.
  
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    BIO 102L - Bio II Lab

    1.00 credits
    Laboratory activities relating to BIO 102. Corequisite: BIO 102.
  
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    BIO 103 - Biology III

    3.00 credits
    A laboratory science course designed for non-biology majors. The last term of a three-term sequence. Presents the evolutionary relationships among the five kingdoms and their major phyla. The last half of this term covers human systems. Prerequisites: BIO 101 or instructor approval. Corequisite: BIO 103L.
  
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    BIO 103L - Bio III Lab

    1.00 credits
    Laboratory activities relating to BIO 103. Corequisite: BIO 103.
  
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    BIO 199 - Special Studies: Biology

    3.00 credits
    Special topics, activities, or projects in an area of BIO not usually covered in depth in other BIO courses. Offered for variable credit, based on the student’s accomplishments. Instructor permission is required prior to registration. Recommended: Prior study in BIO.
  
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    BIO 207 - Medical Genetics

    3.00 credits
    Principles of heredity, chromosome mechanisms and molecular genetics applied to disease processes in humans. Review of case histories of selected inherited disorders. Discussion of genetic intervention therapies. Prerequisite: BIO 212 or instructor approval. Corequisite: BIO 207L.
  
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    BIO 207L - Medical Genetics Lab

    1.00 credits
    Laboratory activities relating to BIO 207. Corequisite: BIO 207.
  
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    BIO 211 - Prin of Biology 1 (Preprofessional)

    4.00 credits
    First part of a three-term sequence for students majoring in biology and the sciences, including pre-medical, pre-dental, chiropractic, pharmacy, and related fields. Includes introduction to science, biochemistry, metabolism, the cell, molecular biology, and reproduction. Recommended: High school biology and chemistry in the past seven years. Prerequisites: WRI 095 and MTH 095. Corequisite: BIO 211L.
  
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    BIO 211L - Prin of Bio 1 Lab

    1.00 credits
    Laboratory activities relating to BIO 211. Corequisite: BIO 211.
  
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    BIO 212 - Prin of Biology 2 (Preprofessional)

    4.00 credits
    Second part of a three-term sequence designed for students majoring in biology and the sciences, including pre-medical, pre-dental, chiropractic, pharmacy, and related fields. Includes life cycles, reproduction, molecular biology, modern and classical genetics, evolution, diversity, and systematics. Prerequisite: BIO 211 or instructor approval. Corequisite: BIO 212L.
  
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    BIO 212L - Prin of Bio 2 Lab

    1.00 credits
    Laboratory activities relating to BIO 212. Corequisite: BIO 212.
  
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    BIO 213 - Prin of Biology 3 (Preprofessional)

    4.00 credits
    Third part of a three-term sequence designed for students majoring in biology and the sciences, including pre-medical, pre-dental, chiropractic, pharmacy, and related fields. Includes plant and animal anatomy and physiology, and individual, population, community, and ecosystem ecology. Prerequisite: BIO 212 or instructor approval. Corequisite: BIO 213L.
  
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    BIO 213L - Prin of Bio 3 Lab

    1.00 credits
    Laboratory activities relating to BIO 213. Corequisite: BIO 213.
  
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    BIO 227 - Intro to Forensic Science

    4.00 credits
    Introductory forensic science course exploring methodologies and procedures utilized by crime scene investigators and individual forensic laboratories. Lecture will focus on the crime scene with emphasis on crime scene processing, types of physical evidence, and its proper documentation and collection.
  
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    BIO 231 - Anatomy & Physiology I

    3.00 credits
    First term of a three-term sequence covering chemistry, cells, tissues, and the skin, skeletal, and muscular systems. Laboratory experiences will be used to elaborate on concepts presented in lecture. Recommended: High school biology and chemistry in the past five to seven years, BIO 101 and BIO 103. Prerequisites: Completion of WRI 095 and MTH 095, or department approved equivalents. Corequisite: BIO 231L.
  
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    BIO 231L - Anat & Phys I Lab

    1.00 credits
    Laboratory activities relating to BIO 231. Corequisite: BIO 231.
  
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    BIO 232 - Anatomy & Physiology II

    3.00 credits
    Second term of a three-term sequence. Courses may not be taken out of sequence. Covers nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, and immune systems. Laboratory experiences will be used to elaborate on concepts and presented in lecture. Prerequisite: BIO 231. Corequisite: BIO 232L.
  
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    BIO 232L - Anat & Phys II Lab

    1.00 credits
    Laboratory activities relating to BIO 232. Corequisite: BIO 232.
  
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    BIO 233 - Anatomy & Physiology III

    3.00 credits
    Third term of a three-term sequence. Courses may not be taken out of sequence. Covers digestive, respiratory, urinary, and reproductive systems, fluid and electrolyte balance, metabolism, embryology, and genetics. Laboratory experiences will be used to elaborate on concepts presented in lecture. Prerequisite: BIO 232. Corequisite: BIO 233L.
  
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    BIO 233L - Anat & Phys III Lab

    1.00 credits
    Laboratory activities relating to BIO 233. Corequisite: BIO 233.
  
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    BIO 234 - Microbiology I

    4.00 credits
    Lecture, recitation, and laboratory will cover: Bacterial genetic recombination; bacterial, viral and parasitic relationships with human health and disease; immune system and allergy; water and sewage treatment; soil microbes; and microbiology of foods. Laboratory stresses aseptic technique, bacterial identification and physiology using a variety of media, culturing techniques, and staining techniques. Prerequisites: BIO 102 or BIO 207 or BIO 211 and CHE 104. Corequisite: BIO 234L.
  
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    BIO 234L - Microbiology I Lab

    1.00 credits
    Laboratory activities relating to BIO 234. Corequisite: BIO 234.
  
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    BIO 240 - Forensic DNA Biology

    4.00 credits
    Lecture of lab-centered course focusing on forensic DNA analysis. Emphasis placed on analysis of PCR products resolved via capillary electrophoresis - the STRs loci of CODIS and the SNPs of mtDNA for the assessment of identity, ethnic origin, and maternal lineage. Prerequisite: MTH 070 and WRI 121. Recommended: Successful completion of a one-year biology course within the last three years.
  
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    BIO 247 - Forensic Anthropology

    4.00 credits
    Introduction to the basics in human osteology. Having acquired a fundamental knowledge of the human skeleton, physical traits used to determine population demographics will be discussed and demonstrated. Lecture will provide the theory behind various concepts.
  
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    BIO 270 - Ecosystems

    4.00 credits
    An overview of ecological principles and types of ecosystems, energy dynamics, resource flow, chemical and biological cycles, population dynamics, and human ecology. Descriptive modeling of environmental systems and resource analysis. Prerequisite: BIO 101, BIO 170, and MTH 111.
  
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    BIO 298 - Independent Study: Biology

    3.00 credits
    Offers individualized study at an advanced level in areas of BIO not considered in other courses to meet special interests or program requirements. Students must complete a term project and readings approved by the instructor. Offered for variable credit, based on the student’s accomplishments. Instructor permission is required prior to registration. Recommended: Prior study in BIO.
  
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    BIO 299 - Special Studies: Biology

    3.00 credits
    Special topics, activities, or projects in an area of BIO not usually covered in depth in other BIO courses. Offered for variable credit, based on the student’s accomplishments. Instructor permission is required prior to registration. Recommended: Prior study in BIO.

Business

  
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    BUS 101 - Intro to Business

    4.00 credits
    Survey course exploring historical, social, political, economic, and legal environments of business. Interrelationships of the functional areas of management, finance, marketing, accounting, and international business are introduced. The class will stress fundamental concepts, terminology, ethics, and career opportunities.
  
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    BUS 111 - Intro to Accounting

    4.00 credits
    Presents double-entry accounting as related to service businesses. Provides an understanding of the accounting cycle, debits and credits, and financial statements for these businesses. Also introduces journalizing and posting to the general ledger.
  
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    BUS 150 - Intro to Entrepreneurship

    3.00 credits
    Students will learn the basics of entrepreneurship, including the personal aspects of entrepreneurs, opportunity identification, and organizational structuring. This course will introduce information on becoming an entrepreneur, selecting a type of ownership, developing a business plan, marketing a business, hiring and managing a staff, and financing, protecting, and insuring the small business.
  
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    BUS 156 - Business Economics

    3.00 credits
    This survey course covers basic microeconomic and macroeconomic concepts, the history of economic theory, and development of the present United States economic structure. Topics such as supply and demand, opportunity costs, economic growth, productivity, and current specific economic issues are discussed.
  
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    BUS 177 - Payroll Accounting

    3.00 credits
    Provides the fundamental skills needed to prepare a business payroll. Introduces payroll and personnel recordkeeping, calculation of pay, payroll journalizing, regulations covering Social Security, withholding, and unemployment. Prerequisite: BUS 111 or BUS 211 with a grade “C” or better, CAS 170 with grade “C ” or better, or instructor approval.
  
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    BUS 178 - Customer Service Fundamentals

    1.00 credits
    This course focuses on the skills necessary to deliver exceptional customer service in a retail or service business or organization. Topics will include developing communication skills and an attitude of service, enhancing customer relationships, dealing with difficult customers, active listening and problem solving to address customer needs, and strategies to remain self-motivated in the service industry.
  
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    BUS 198 - Independent Study: Business & Management

    3.00 credits
    Offers individualized study at an advanced level in areas of BUS not considered in other courses to meet special interests or program requirements. Students must complete a term project and readings approved by the instructor. Offered for variable credit, based on the student’s accomplishments. Instructor permission is required prior to registration. Recommended: Prior study in BUS.
  
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    BUS 199 - Special Studies: Business & Management

    3.00 credits
    Special topics, activities, or projects in an area of BUS not usually covered in depth in other BUS courses. Offered for variable credit, based on the student’s accomplishments. Instructor permission is required prior to registration. Recommended: Prior study in BUS.
  
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    BUS 203 - Intro to International Business

    3.00 credits
    Explores the processes of international trade and examines the functional, economic, political, and financial aspects of international business. Cultural differences, human resource management techniques, and corporate strategy for international markets are addressed. Provides a panorama of key international business activities and issues within a framework for further study in international business.
  
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    BUS 206 - Management Fundamentals

    3.00 credits
    A study of the basic management and organizational principles within business entities. Introduces the concepts of planning, organizing, leading, control, implementation of change, ethical behavior, and corporate culture. Provides opportunities for students to apply concepts to actual workplace scenarios and evaluate impact on global business activities.
  
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    BUS 206M - Management Fundamentals

    5.00 credits
    A study of the basic management and organizational principles within business entities. Introduces the concepts of planning, organizing, leading, control, implementation of change, ethical behavior, and corporate culture. Provides opportunities for students to apply concepts to actual workplace scenarios and evaluate impact on global business activities.
  
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    BUS 211 - Principles of Accounting I

    4.00 credits
    Introduces financial accounting theory, including the accounting cycle, analysis and recording of transactions, and reporting financial information in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Recommended: Successful completion of BUS 111 or knowledge of debits and credits.
  
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    BUS 212 - Principles of Accounting II

    4.00 credits
    Continues the presentation of fundamental issues begun in BUS 211. Topics covered will include notes, accrued interest, bad debts, inventory, and plant assets, including depreciation. Also introduces accounting for partnerships, corporations, and long-term liabilities and investments. Prerequisite: BUS 211 with grade “C” or better.
  
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    BUS 213 - Managerial Accounting

    4.00 credits
    Covers managerial accounting, including the cost/volume/profit relationship, manufacturing costs, cost decisions, management planning, budgeting, and responsibility accounting. Prerequisite: BUS 211 with grade “C” or better.
  
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    BUS 214 - Business Communication

    3.00 credits
    This course covers concepts and skills necessary to communicate in today’s constantly changing business environment. Students will learn how to create a wide range of business documents and oral presentations, addressing the needs of diverse audiences, and ethical implications of the communication process. Prerequisite: CAS 133 and WRI 121 or instructor approval.
  
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    BUS 218 - Personal Finance

    3.00 credits
    Studies the role of the consumer in the economy and addresses problems of financing individual and family needs, including budgeting, banking relationships, charge accounts, installment buying, insurance, wills, real estate investing, and personal taxes. Recommended: Placement into MTH 060 or MTH 070.
  
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    BUS 223 - Principles of Marketing

    3.00 credits
    Study and analysis of the elements of marketing and marketing strategy, stressing product development, policies, pricing strategies, promotion, distribution, international markets, and consumer behavior. Emphasis on the elements of the marketing mix and target markets for consumer and industrial markets.
  
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    BUS 224 - Human Resource Management

    3.00 credits
    Explores the management of human behavior in the workplace, including employment, employee development, performance appraisals, wage and salary administration, employee rights, discipline and due process, and labor-management relations. Prerequisite: WRI 121 or instructor approval.
  
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    BUS 226 - Business Law I

    3.00 credits
    This course provides an introduction to the legal environment of business. Focus topics include regulation, court jurisdiction, forms of business organization, the obligations arising from business relationships and transactions, and the liabilities arising from business practices. Prerequisite: WRI 121.
  
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    BUS 228 - Computer Accounting Applications

    3.00 credits
    Covers use of integrated, computer-based accounting programs. Includes general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and payroll. Prerequisite: Successful completion of BUS 211 or instructor permission.
  
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    BUS 233 - Social Media Marketing

    3.00 credits
    This course explores principles and technologies related to Internet marketing as part of an organization’s overall marketing strategy. Common social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and others will be utilized as resources to connect with customers and improve business performance.
  
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    BUS 238 - Sales & Sales Management

    3.00 credits
    Students will learn fundamental skills related to selling products and services in various markets. Topics include strategies for each stage of the sales process, trends in buying behavior, best practices for developing and maintaining customer relationships, and tools to strategically manage the entire sales function. This course offers a blend of theory and practice using demonstrations, role play, and sales simulations.
  
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    BUS 249 - Retailing

    3.00 credits
    Covers the selection of target markets and retail strategies, including store planning techniques used by retailers. Includes discussion of the changing retailing environment and the impact of government regulations.
  
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    BUS 250 - Small Business Management

    3.00 credits
    Practical analysis of principles of small business management and owner operated businesses are covered. Explores management methods, financial support, marketing management, common administration and control, analysis of trends, and professional practices. Students will be exposed to the critical elements of a business plan. Prerequisite: BUS 211 with grade “C” or better, CAS 170 with grade “C” or better, or instructor approval.
  
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    BUS 261 - Consumer Behavior

    3.00 credits
    This course explores the factors that impact consumer buying behavior and the process that consumers use to make purchasing decisions. Psychological and sociological principles related to consumer behavior and the decision-making process are explored and applied directly to marketing strategy and tools used in a typical retail environment.
  
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    BUS 272 - Financial Analysis & Budget Forecasting

    4.00 credits
    This course includes the application of business math skills (computation of interest, payroll, discounts, pricing, gross and net margin) and identification and analysis of financial statements and reports. The analysis component includes review of financial and accounting information for effective business decision making, internal controls and profit analysis, preparing operational budgets, preparing pro-forma financial statements and budget forecasts, and identifying accounting concepts and principles related to ethical business decision making practices and performance measures. Recommended: Minimum placement into MTH 095 and basic understanding of general accounting principles.
  
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    BUS 280 - Coop Wk Exp: Business

    2.00 credits
    On-the-job, paid or volunteer, experiences which allow for the application and development of knowledge, skills, and attitudes learned through the on-campus program so that the student can learn various functional aspects of the industry. Cooperative work experience is offered for variable credit based on the student’s objectives. Instructor permission is required prior to registering and the student must locate a job site for the course. Recommended: Completion of TEX 280 or co-enrollment during same term.
  
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    BUS 285 - Human Relations in Organizations

    3.00 credits
    This course covers human interactions within organizations, with a particular focus on communication and small group dynamics. Human relations techniques that build better employer/employee relationships are explored, and interpersonal relations both on the job and in everyday life are addressed.
  
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    BUS 285M - Human Relations in Organizations

    5.00 credits
    This course covers human interactions within organizations, with a particular focus on communication and small group dynamics. Human relations techniques that build better employer/employee relationships are explored, and interpersonal relations both on the job and in everyday life are addressed.
  
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    BUS 298 - Independent Study: Business

    3.00 credits
    Offers individualized study at an advanced level in areas of BUS not considered in other courses to meet special interests or program requirements. Students must complete a term project and readings approved by the instructor. Offered for variable credit, based on the student’s accomplishments. Instructor permission is required prior to registration. Recommended: Prior study in BUS.
  
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    BUS 299 - Special Studies: Business

    3.00 credits
    Special topics, activities, or projects in an area of BUS not usually covered in depth in other BUS courses. Offered for variable credit, based on the student’s accomplishments. Instructor permission is required prior to registration. Recommended: Prior study in BUS.
 

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