Undergraduate Course Descriptions
ART 112-Survey of Western Art II (3) Investigates key images in the history of art and architecture from the Renaissance to the Modern period (1400-2000) via slides, lectures, discussions, and readings. As an historical course, ART 112 not only considers the formal development of art but also presents each monument in the context of the society that created it. This course will focus on how a work of art reflects and is affected by the major cultural, political, and religious developments of its era. This course fulfills the Aesthetics B requirement.
ART 367-Digital Photography (3) This course is designed for the individual interested in improving his/her artistic abilities/vision in photography. A basic understanding of the darkroom and film development is required. Each student will need to have a digital camera. This course requires a lab fee. This course fulfills the Aesthetics B and Global Awareness B requirements.
AVI 131-Basic Ground School (6) An introduction to private pilot flight operations including basic aircraft control, flight theory, national airspace system, radio navigation, aircraft performance, meteorology, cross-country operations, and human physiology. At the successful completion of this course, the student will have gained the aeronautical knowledge to take the FAA Private Pilot written examination.
AVI 231-Ground School – Instrument (4) Theory and operation of flight instruments: instrument approach systems, airways systems, control systems, and communications; instrument navigation and approach procedures. Preparation for FAA Instrument written examination. Prerequisite: AVI 131
AVI 232-Ground School – Advanced (3) Theory of flight, advanced flight maneuvers, air navigation, systems, meteorology, and other subjects in preparation for the FAA Commercial Pilot written examination. Prerequisites: AVI 231, FLI 131, ESC 214
AVI 233-Air Transportation (3) The study of the air transportation industry from development to present day. A historical overview is studied and the course includes contemporary discussion of federal legislation, financial characteristics, classification of air carriers, organizational structure and function of the following organizations: Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, National Transportation Safety Board, and professional organizations representing the air transportation industry. Sectors of the industry — aerospace, general aviation, commercial airlines, and air cargo — will be studied providing a basic foundation of information on which future studies and career decisions can be based. Prerequisite: AVI 131 or consent of instructor
AVI 337-Airport Management (3) The major functions of airport management: organization, zoning, adequacy, financing, revenues and expenses, evaluation and safety. A study of the airport master plan; federal, state, and local agencies; and the socioeconomic effect on the community. Prerequisite: AVI 233 or consent of the instructor
AVI 346-Airline Management (3) A study of scheduled air carrier and commuter organization and functions, to include passenger service, air cargo personnel management, labor relations, sales, finance, and public relations. Prerequisite: AVI 233 or consent of the instructor
AVI 349-Aviation Safety Management (3) This course is an introduction to aviation safety and Safety Management Systems (SMS) through the study of aviation accidents. Designed to provide a basic understanding of the contemporary issues faced by the industry and risk mitigation strategies, including the implementation of an SMS program. Upon successful completion of the course, students will have an understanding of the requirements for an SMS plan, accident investigation methods, safety reporting approaches and best safety practices. Prerequisite AVI 131, Sophomore standing or consent of the instructor.
AVI 368-Paris Airshow & French Culture (3) TBD
AVI 401-Applied Aerodynamics (3) Principles of aerodynamic forces, aircraft performance and limitations, and longitudinal, lateral and directional stability and control. Low speed and high-speed aerodynamics with related transport design characteristics. Prerequisite: UDMA 150, PHY 151, or instructor consent This course fulfills the World View 3 requirement.
AVI 430-CFI – Fundamentals of Instruction (2) This course prepares advanced aviation students seeking a certified flight instructor rating for the FAA knowledge test on the Fundamentals of Instruction. The student will have an understanding of the learning process, develop the ability to organize teaching materials, prepare lesson plans, use instructional aids and acquire other teaching skills. Prerequisite: AVI 232
AVI 431-CFI – Aeronautical Knowledge (3) Provides advanced aviation students with the aeronautical knowledge required to teach aviation-related material and prepares them to take the Certified Flight Instructor FAA written examination. Prerequisites: AVI 430.
AVI 432-Ground School – CFI, Instrument (2) Designed for the CFI who wishes to be certified to conduct instrument flight instruction. Preparation for FAA CFI-instrument written examination. Prerequisite: AVI 430.
AVI 435-Ground School – Multi-Engine (2) This course is designed to provide the multi-engine pilot candidate with the skills and aeronautical knowledge necessary to operate multi-engine aircraft safely under normal and emergency conditions. Emphasis will be placed on systems operations, limitations under normal and emergency conditions, use of flight instruments and instrument navigation systems on typical multi-engine general aviation aircraft and on the Piper Seminole in particular. Prerequisite: FLI 231 or consent of the instructor.
BAC 120-Principles of Macroeconomics (3) This is a course in basic macroeconomic theory which is the study of the global and national economies as opposed to the study of the behavior of individuals or organizations. Topics in this class include issues such as international governmental policies, global allocation of resources, unemployment, the Federal Reserve, international perspectives of economic thought and governmental policies. Upon completion, students will be able to recognize and articulate basic macroeconomic concepts and how they are being use to address domestic and global economic issues. Prerequisite: none This course fulfills the Global Awareness A requirement.
BAC 160-Principles of Microeconomics (3) This is an introductory course in microeconomics which is the study of the behavior of individuals and organizations in the making of economic decisions. This course will focus on the overall topic of market exchanges and why people, organizations, governments, and nations work the way they do. Upon completion, students will be able to understand and articulate economic issues from a market efficiency perspective. Prerequisite: none
BAC 201-Principles of Management (3) This course is a study of management and leadership principles and the skills necessary to develop and achieve organizational goals. The emphasis is on the study of interpersonal behavior, motivation, group dynamics, and the methods of coordination, design, change, and adaptation within an organization. Upon completion, students will be able to identify and articulate management and leadership principles and their impact upon micro and macro organizational issues. Prerequisite: none
BAC 241-Principles of Financial Accounting (3) This course is a study of the fundamentals of financial reporting and introduces business decision-making using accounting information. Students learn how business transactions are recorded in the accounting records of an organization and how to use various types of accounting information found in financial statements and annual reports with emphasis placed on analyzing, summarizing, reporting, and interpreting financial information. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare basic financial statements in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles, understand the role of financial information in decision-making and address ethical considerations. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing. It is strongly recommended that student have completed CIS 101(or CIS 103) and UDMA 111(or UDMA 112)
BAC 242-Principles of Managerial Accounting (3) This course is a study of the managerial uses of accounting information. Topics include cost-volume-profit analysis, job order cost systems, standard costs, variance analysis, and budgeting. Successful completion of this course provides the tools necessary for effective decision-making and control of a business. Prerequisite: BAC 241
BAC 280-Principles of Marketing (3) This course is a study of concepts and principles in the delivery of goods and services to consumers in a business to business and business to consumer settings. Focus is on the four-P’s of marketing: Products, Price, Place, and Promotion; as well as discussion on the ethics of marketing in today’s society. Upon completion, students will understand the role of marketing in delivering products and services to consumers, enable them to produce a marketing plan for a variety of products (including themselves), and enhance their understanding of what are and are not acceptable practices in the professional field of marketing. Prerequisite: none
BAC 300-Principles of Finance (3) This course provides a broad understanding of basic finance principles with a working knowledge of concepts, tools, and applications appropriate for financial decision-making. An emphasis on the analysis of the sources and use of funds, fundamental valuation concepts, short and long term financing and working capital management and the application thereof. Upon completion, students will be able to utilize financial tools including financial analysis, working capital management, capital budgeting, net present value mechanisms, stock and bond pricing models, and risk analysis to aid in financial decision-making. Prerequisites: UDMA 111 or UDMA 112; BAC 120, BAC 160, and BAC 241
BAC 304-Human Resource Management (3) This course introduces the student to the major components of the human resource management functions: job analysis, planning, recruitment, selection, training/development, compensation, performance appraisal, labor relations, and employee relations. Upon completion, students will understand the human resource management functions and be able to analyze how these functions bring value to organizations. Prerequisite BAC 201
BAC 324-Leadership and Motivation (3) This course applies leadership theories as well as applied concepts and skills to lead and motivate individuals and groups in organizational environments. This course integrates classical and contemporary models of leadership and motivation as well as ethical issues found in current leadership and motivational applications. Upon completion, students will be able to understand ethical and non-ethical issues of motivating others and be able to identify and integrate the characteristics associated with good leadership. Prerequisite: BAC 201
BAC 340-Effective Communication in Business (3) This course provides direction in the fundamental forms and styles for common types of business reports, correspondence, and oral communication. Emphasis throughout the course is given to written, verbal, nonverbal, graphical, electronic, and perceptual differences within the business structure. Students study cultural differences and practice how to communicate effectively by using these differences positively to achieve predetermined business/professional objectives. Upon completion, students will be able to apply communication principles in diverse circumstances requiring competent communication skills from presenting to a group to establishing a social media presence. Students will also gain skills in researching, organizing, writing, and delivering reports, presentations, and specialized business documents. Prerequisites: ENG 101 and COM 101 This course fulfills the World View 3 requirement.
BAC 357-Economics in Sports Media (3) This is a class in economics of sports as viewed in modern media; especially as seen in movies. As a result we will look at issues of sports economics and how these topics are addressed in movies. Specific emphasis will be placed on the uniquely American sports issues as well as lesser known sports.
BAC 421-Business Law (3) This course is designed to help students explore the regulatory and legal issues of business. The course includes a study of legal principles governing business transactions as well as the study of administrative law and contracts. Upon completion, students will be able to analyze business transactions and apply critical thinking skills to solve business situations from a legal standpoint. Prerequisites: Junior standing or consent of the instructor
BIO 111-Biological Science and Lab (4) A consideration of biology as a dynamic, unified science of life, emphasizing general principles. This course fulfills the General Education science requirement.
BIO 125-Population, Resources, and Environment (3) The course provides an overview of environmental problems. Emphasis is placed on the interdependence, diversity, and vulnerability of the earth’s life-support systems. Covers major aspects of the interrelated problems of increasing human population, decreasing resources and increasing stress on the environment. This course fulfills the Stewardship requirement.
CCS 101-Cross-Cultural Study in the United States (1) One-credit courses in Cross-Cultural Studies are offered both Fall and Spring terms. Courses may be offered in the Dubuque area or at various locations in the U.S. This course fulfills the Global Awareness B requirement.
CHM 105-General, Organic and Biochemistry and Lab (4) This course covers the basic concepts of general, organic, and biochemistry. The lecture covers the chemical and physical properties of inorganic, organic, and biochemical compounds. The laboratory covers common chemistry lab techniques and methods of analysis. Upon completion of this course students will be able to summarize the major aspects of general, organic, and biochemistry. Prerequisite: UDMA 112 or equivalent with a grade of C or better.
CHM 111-General Chemistry I and Lab (4) This course is the first semester of a two semester sequence. Lecture covers the basic building blocks of matter; the concept of molecular theory; the behavior of gases, liquids, solids, and solutions; and the process of chemical change. The lab topics in the course cover laboratory safety, measurement, techniques, and common methods of analysis such as gravimetric, titration, and molar mass determination. Upon completion of this course students will be able to explain the basic concepts of chemistry. Prerequisite: UDMA 112 or equivalent with a grade of C or better. This course fulfills the General Education science requirement.
CHM 112-General Chemistry II and Lab (4) This course is the second semester of a two semester sequence. Lecture covers equilibrium, reaction rate, electrochemistry, thermodynamics, and the process of chemical change. The lab topics in the course cover laboratory safety, measurement, techniques, and methods investigating kinetics and thermodynamics. Upon completion of this course students will be able to characterize chemical compounds and mixtures and their reactions. Prerequisite: CHM 111 or equivalent with a grade of C or better. This course fulfills the General Education science requirement.
CIS 101-Introduction to Computers (3) This course provides an introduction to computer safety and applications. Topics include; e-safety such as preventing identity theft and viruses, the Internet and the World Wide Web, the desktop operating system, computer hardware and word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software. This is a hands-on application class. Upon completion, students will know how to protect their electronic identity and their computers, purchase a computer, and how to effectively use the desktop and the basic office applications. This course satisfies the University of Dubuque computer literacy requirement. This course satisfies the University of Dubuque computer literacy requirement.
CIS 103-Computer Applications in Business (3) This course provides introductory and intermediate instruction about all four of the standard office applications. Students will learn how to use the various software programs as they are applied in a business environment. Upon completion, students will be able to create and integrate word processing documents, spreadsheets, databases, and presentations. This course satisfies the University of Dubuque computer literacy requirement. This course satisfies the University of Dubuque computer literacy requirement.
CIS 215-Programming I (3) This course covers the basics of programming design and structure. Students will use GUI programming to; create selection, repetition, and invocation structures, implement exception handling and IO, and work with methods, arrays, objects, classes and strings. Upon completion, students will be able to write well-structured and documented object-oriented (OO) applications with an event-driven graphical user interface. Prerequisites: CIS 202 and UDMA 112, or departmental approval.
COM 101-Speech Communication (3) Exposes students to the fundamental concepts and skills needed for success in a variety of communication situations. Students demonstrate competence through oral presentations, quizzes and written tests. Students learn to make effective informative and persuasive presentations before groups. This course fulfills the general education requirement.
EDU 119-Human Relations Skills for Teachers (3) Develops awareness of and understanding of the various values, lifestyles, history and contribution of various identifiable subgroups in our society. Examines the interaction of the student’s cultural background with racial, gender, legal and ethical issues; the educational setting and wider social forces. Emphasizes how to learn attitudes and behavior that overcome prejudices or discrimination in interpersonal relationships and in instructional methods and materials. Writing intensive. Open to all students. This course fulfills the Social Development requirement.
EDU 220-Foundations of Early Childhood (3) This course provides an overview of the philosophies and history of early childhood education and the impact on the curricula. The course defines childcare settings and terminology in the field (ie: day care, preschool, family day care home), and goals associated with each. Students in this course will examine the role of early childhood educators, related career fields, career ladders, and professional ethics. This course also provides an introduction to alternative assessment techniques, specifically observation strategies.
EDU 246-General Science for Education(3) This course focuses on general science (Physics and Chemistry) concepts. It integrates lab, class discussion and demonstrations briefly covering metrics, inorganic chemistry basics, waves, sound, light, motion, and two other topics of students’ choice. Course is offered every term and is required for Elementary majors.
EDU 302-Curriculum & Instruction in Reading(3) Examines a range of research pertaining to reading, writing, and learning, including scientifically-based reading research, and knowledge of histories of reading. Focuses on major components of reading (phonetic awareness, word identification, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension), and integrating curricular standards with student interests, motivation and background knowledge. Includes psychological, socio-cultural, and linguistic foundations of reading and writing processes and instruction. Fulfills the Iowa state requirement for foundations of reading for the K-8 reading endorsement.
EDU 303-Reading & Writing in the Content Areas (3) Provides content area instruction in reading and writing that effectively uses a variety of research-based strategies and practices. Focuses on knowledge of text structure and the dimensions of content area vocabulary and comprehension such as literal, interpretive, critical, and evaluative. Fulfills the Iowa state requirement for reading in the content areas for the K-8 reading endorsement.
EDU 306-Children’s Literature (3) Focuses on knowledge of children’s literature for modeling the reading and writing of varied genres, fiction and nonfiction, technology-and media-based information, and non-print materials; for motivating through the use of texts at multiple levels, representing broad interests, and reflecting varied cultures, linguistic backgrounds, and perspectives; and for matching text complexities to the proficiencies and needs of readers. Fulfills the Iowa state requirement for children’s nonfiction and fiction for the K-8 reading endorsement. Non-education majors require approval from the Chair of the Education Department.
EDU 310-Assessment of Regular & Exceptional Learners, K-12 (2) Focuses on formal and informal assessment strategies and instruments and their appropriateness for assessing regular and special needs students. Integrates how to use assessment to guide instruction with development of assessment instruments. Interpretation of standardized test data and evaluation issues are explored. Competence is determined through exams, projects, and presentations.
EDU 311-Reading Assessment/Diagnosis(3) Focuses on using reading and writing strategies, materials, and assessments based upon appropriate reading and writing research to tutor a child in reading. Includes working with licensed professionals who observe, evaluate, and provide feedback on the knowledge, dispositions, and performance of the teaching of reading and writing development. Fulfills the Iowa state requirement for a reading practicum for the K-8 reading endorsement. 20 hour tutoring experience required. Prerequisites: EDU 307, and Admission to Teacher Education.
EDU 348-Transition for Special Needs, 5-12 (3) This transition course will explore the career, vocational and transitional support for students with Mild/Moderate (M/MD) disabilities to post-school settings. It focuses on the decision making and job related skills and services needed for M/MD students to succeed in the first years out of high school. The course includes planning for different types of transition services: employment, community living, opportunities, and post-secondary education. 10 hours of school-based experience.
EDU 363-Managing Behavior & Social Skills(3) This course explores the nature of human behavior, etiology of problem behavior and principles of changing behavior for individuals with exceptional learning needs. Emphasis is on individual behavior management, classroom management models, strategies for changing behavior, and programs that enhance an individual’s social participation. Explores legal and ethical issues and behavior plans as they relate to the IEP. 15 hours school-based experience required. Prerequisite: EDU 202
EDU 365-Communication & Collaborative Partnerships (3) This course develops competency in understanding and communicating with families of students with disabilities and collaborating with school and agency professionals. Emphases are on the structure, needs and dynamics of families, types of communication, fundamentals and strategies for consultation and collaboration. Prerequisite: EDU 202, EDU 204, and EDU 206
ENG 090- Introduction to College Writing (3)A course designed to assist students in developing the language and writing skills necessary for successful performance in college. Students earning a grade of C or better are eligible to enroll in ENG 101-Composition and Rhetoric. Students receiving a grade of C- or below in ENG 090 must repeat the course the next term the course is offered and prior to taking ENG 101
ENG 101-Composition and Rhetoric (3) Direction in forming the habit of correct and fluent English through extensive reading and writing. Students are required to earn a C or better in ENG 101 This course fulfills the General Education requirement.
ENG 112-Introduction to Literature (3) An introduction to the literary genres of fiction, poetry, and drama. Appreciation and understanding of literature are primary, but with continued emphasis on the skills of close, critical reading and writing that were developed in ENG 101. Prerequisite: Grade of C or higher in ENG 101This course fulfills the Aesthetics A requirement.
EVS 357-01 Special Topics: Introduction to the Critical Zone (3) This interdisciplinary course introduces and examines the Critical Zone (CZ), Earth's permeable layer that extends from the tops of vegetation to the bottom of the groundwater zone. Focusing on the large quantity of interdisciplinary data available from the existing NSF-funded CZ Observatories and utilizes readings, field-trips, and cutting-edge learning activities this students will examine geoscience-related grand challenges facing society (eutrophication, erosion, environmental stability, climate change, water and food production, radiative forcing, water and carbon cycling). At the end of the course students will be able to apply a large variety of science principles to analyze how Earth's land surface works and describe the CZ as a complex system of interacting regolith, water, air, and life.
FLI 131-Flight Training I (3) Preflight operations: starting, taxiing, takeoffs, and landings, airport traffic patterns, simulated emergencies, use of radio for communication, maneuvering at minimum controllable airspeed, stalls from all normally anticipated flight altitudes, and primary instruments. Introduction to advanced precision maneuvers. Preparation for the private pilot license.
FLI 132-Flight Training – Commercial Cross-Country (2) Advanced navigation procedures and cross-country flying, day and night. Designed to meet aeronautical experience requirements for a commercial pilot license. Prerequisite: AVI 131
FLI 231-Flight Training – Instrument (3) Instruction in operation of aircraft solely by reference to instruments. Instrument pilot techniques and maneuvers in preparation for the FAA instrument examination. Prerequisite: AVI 131
FLI 232-Flight Training – Commercial Maneuvers (2) Advanced maneuvers, power turns, spirals, chandelles, lazy eights, and other precision maneuvers in preparation for the FAA Commercial Pilot Flight examination. Prerequisites: AVI 231
FLI 235-Fixed-Wing Transition (Private Pilot) (2) Designed to permit military and commercial helicopter pilots to obtain an airplane (fixed-wing) category rating. The course is designed to allow maximum application of the student’s powered flight experience and obtain the airplane category rating in the minimum amount of time. The course consists of a minimum of 20 flight credit hours. Prerequisite: Must possess current Private Pilot Rotary-Wing rating or better
FLI 334-Flight Training – Complex/High Performance Aircraft (2) Instruction in the operation of an aircraft with retractable landing gear, controllable pitch propeller and flaps, engine horsepower rating greater than 200. Required for commercial pilot certification. Prerequisite: FLI 131
FLI 337-Fixed-Wing Transition (Commercial/Instrument) (3) The purpose of this course is to permit military and other persons with helicopter commercial instrument ratings who have achieved a Private Pilot Airplane rating to upgrade that license to Commercial Instrument, Airplane, in the minimum required flight hours. Prerequisites: Current Commercial License, Rotary-Wing category; Helicopter Class Rating with instrument privileges, and a Private Pilot Airplane, Single Engine Land rating.
FLI 338-Fixed-Wing Transition (Instrument) (1) The purpose of this course is to permit military or other pilots with Private or Commercial rotary-Wing Instrument ratings to obtain an Airplane Instrument rating. This course permits maximum application of power flight experience to meet FAR requirements and obtain the rating in the minimum of flight hours. Prerequisites: An Airplane Category Rating as well as a Helicopter Instrument Rating
FLI 340-Currency and Refresher (1)A course for licensed pilots who need to stay current. Five hours of solo and/or dual flight training to improve proficiency on the private, commercial and instrument level. May be taken more than once. Prerequisites: Pilot’s license and department approval
FLI 431-Flight Training-Certified -- Flight Instructor Airplane (CFI-A) (2) Flight qualification for flight instruction, maneuver analysis, evaluation and instructional techniques in preparation for FAA, CFI Flight examination. Prerequisite: FLI 232
FLI 432-Flight Training – CFI Instrument (1) Flight qualification for conducting instrument flight instruction. Preparation for FAA, CFI Instrument Flight examination. Prerequisite: AVI 430
FLI 433-Flight Training – CFI, Multi-Engine (1) Flight qualification for conducting multi-engine flight instruction with emphasis upon fundamentals. Preparation for FAA, CFI, Multi-Engine Flight examination. Prerequisites: FLI 435
FLI 435-Flight Training – Multi-Engine (2)Flight qualification in system and operation of multi-engine aircraft. Performance, flight techniques, systems management, night and emergency operation. Preparation for Multi-Engine Flight examination. Prerequisites: AVI 232 and FLI 231
HEA 100-Community First Aid & CPR (1) Course content leads to American Red Cross (ARC) certification. Competencies acquired enable students to administer First Aid/CPR.
HWS 110-Weightlifting (1) Students will engage in learning fundamental skills, techniques, rules, safe practices, and etiquette of the given sporting activity. Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to perform the activity at least at a recreation level and demonstrate competencies in rules and regulations.
HWS 220-Sports Psychology (3) This course examines human behavior in sport. Topics include human motivation, anger and fear; regulation of human thoughts, feelings and emotions; and how human behaviors can become more effective within the context of sport and competition. Successful completion of this course delivers first-hand experience with coaches and athletes, strategies for enhancing performance, and a broad understanding of group dynamics. Prerequisite: HWS 100
HWS 244-Wellness Lifestyles (3) This course examines holistic health issues as well as evaluates lifestyle practices. Drug, alcohol and tobacco use/abuse as well as steroids and other performance enhancing drugs are also discussed. Upon completion of this course students will have a comprehensive knowledge of the components of wellness and be able to practically apply that knowledge to personal and community wellness.
HWS 246-Human Nutrition (3) This course provides an introduction to fundamentals of diet, exercise, metabolism, weight control and maturational development. Basic scientific principles as they apply to human nutrition maintaining health and preventing disease are discussed. Concentration is on the nutrient requirements of the human body throughout life. Biochemical functions and interrelationships of nutrients are examined. Current nutritional controversies are evaluated. Students gain practical experience in evaluation nutritional data by completing a self-study project.
HWS 311-Geriatrics (3) This course examines the relationship between physical activity and the aging process. The focus is on appropriate activities specific to social, physiological and psychological changes throughout the lifespan. Successful completion of this course will include a service-learning project consisting of first-hand experience mentoring, guiding, and leading physical activities for geriatric populations. Prerequisites: HWS 100 and current CPR/AED certification
MIL 181-Military Science Leadership Practicum (6) A six-week summer program at Fort Knox, Kentucky, designed to provide leadership experiences to sophomores. Successful completion will qualify students to enroll into the MIL Advanced Courses. Prerequisite: departmental approval
MIL 494-Leadership Practicum (6) A six-week summer program at Fort Lewis, Washington, designed to provide leadership development and opportunities for students participating in the Advanced courses. Prerequisite: departmental approval
PED 210-Coaching Decisions & Ethics (2) Students will learn a variety of concepts needed to become an effective youth, middle, high school or college coach. The course will cover sportsmanship, budgeting, fundraising and administration/parent/media communication, all grounded in ethics. At the end of this course, students will be prepared to serve as effective coaches at a variety of levels. Concepts learned in this course will meet or exceed state requirements for coaching certification.
PED 231-Human Development & Motor Learning(3) Students will learn the principles and components of human development in a physical education setting. Emphasis will be on sequential development of school-aged children, motor skill classification, loco-motor movements, and life-span development or changes in motor learning. Concepts learned will meet or exceed state requirements for PK-12 Physical Education Teaching and Coaching certification.
PHL 312-Ethical Theory (3) A careful look at several current philosophical theories of ethics, including, for example, relativism, divine command theory, utilitarianism, Kantian ethics, virtue ethics and natural law theory. Prerequisite: PHL 111 or PHL 212
PSY 110-Introduction to Psychology (3) A survey of the major topics covered in the field of psychology. The student is introduced to concepts and theories in such areas as development, learning, motivation, personality, abnormal behavior, therapy, and social behavior. This course fulfills the Social Development requirement.
PSY 119-Life Span Development for Non-Majors (3) A survey of the life-span development of human beings; life stages from prenatal development to late adulthood, concluding with ‘death and grieving’. Biological, cognitive, and socio-emotional developmental theories will be presented and discussed. This course cannot be counted toward the Psychology major or minor.
PSY 223-Adolescent Development (3) A survey of developmental changes characteristic of adolescence. Topics include identity, independence, gender, cognitive changes, and parent-child relationships. Prerequisite: PSY 110
PSY 351-Theories of Personality (3) An examination of major personality theories emphasizing their important concepts and their utility in explaining and/or predicting behavior. Prerequisite: PSY 110 and Junior or Senior standing required
PSY 354-Abnormal Psychology (3) A study of the major forms of psycho-pathology including anxiety and stress reactions, depression and suicide, schizophrenia and personality disorders. Examination of theory and research on origins, symptoms, treatment, and prevention. Prerequisite: PSY 110 and Junior or Senior standing required
REL 110-Judeo-Christian Journeys (3) An introduction to representative people, stories, beliefs and practices of Judaism and Christianity that have shaped both cultures and individual lives. The course does not presuppose that students have any particular religious beliefs or impose any particular religious beliefs on students, but rather seeks to introduce students to Jewish and Christian traditions that continue to have a profound impact on the world, and to stimulate each student to reflect individually upon his or her own spiritual or intellectual journey in light of resources from these traditions. This course fulfills the General Education requirement.
REL 121-The Gospel of Mark (3) This course is an introduction to the Christian faith through the study of the Gospel of Mark. Students will engage Christian Scripture as it points to the living God through a focused reading of one book of the Bible, the Gospel of Mark. Students will learn proper methods of interpreting the Bible both in individual study and in the context of the Christian community, through conversation with the whole class. Upon completion, students will be able to read and interpret passages from the Bible using input form others and appropriate research tools.This course fulfills the General Education requirement.
REL 214-Environmental Perspectives (3) An investigation of the ways in which the natural world has been understood in various historical, religious and philosophical perspectives, and of the implications for how humans should interact with the environment. The course emphasizes helping each student formulate a value perspective from which to evaluate human actions and policies concerning the environment. This course fulfills the Stewardship and World View 3 requirements.
RES 104-Introduction to Research Writing (3) Students will conduct introductory research and write papers in three areas: the natural sciences, the social sciences, and the humanities. Students will work closely with their professor and a reference librarian as they frame research questions, differentiate among various disciplines’ research techniques, explore and analyze scholarly and professional resources, and write clear, effective papers on topics in the three disciplines. The course is offered both fall and spring terms. Prerequisite: ENG 101 with a minimum grade of C.This course fulfills the General Education requirement.
SCJ 211-Criminal Law(3) A study of substantive criminal law; it’s origins, elements, foundational principles and supporting rationales, including review of state criminal code provisions, the model penal code, certain federal criminal statutes and supporting case law. Prerequisite: SOC 111 or SOC 112
SCJ 212-Criminal Procedure (3) A study of the regulations governing police and judicial procedures involved in the Criminal Justice process, beginning with investigation and continuing through the post-conviction stage. Special emphasis on the 4th, 5th, 6th and 14th Amendments to the Constitution and the case law regarding them. Prerequisites: SOC 111 or SOC 112 and SOC 211
SOC 111-Introduction to Sociology (3)An introduction to the social, political and economic aspects of human societies. Basic concepts and principles are developed through the study of several societies with emphasis on American culture and its institutions. A prerequisite for most other Sociology and Criminal Justice courses. This course fulfills the Social Development requirement.
SOC 112-Contemporary Social Problems(3) An introduction to such social issues as poverty, environmental problems, housing, prejudice and crime. Students will have the opportunity to develop an understanding of why and how social problems develop at national and global levels. By providing a frame of reference as well as theory for interpreting data and analyzing problems, alternative solutions and their possible consequences are explored. This course fulfills the Social Development requirement.
SOC 205-Introduction to Social Services (3) Introduction to the purpose, sanctions, values, knowledge, and methods used in the field of Social Services. Through readings and hands-on exercises, students learn how human service workers aim to discover truths about individuals, communities, and society and about the importance of describing and explaining social behaviors, their meanings and ways to curb human suffering.
SOC 331-Social Stratification (3) A critical and historical examination of contrasting theories and the thoughts of those who are justifying or attacking social inequality. Various aspects of social injustice such as socioeconomic and political, sexual, racial, and international inequalities are explored. Class relations within the United States are compared with class and caste relations in other societies. Inequalities between societies are also examined.
SOC 495-Senior Seminar(3) Students examine their faith, ethics and vocation in relation to sociological theory and applied service-based learning. Students develop an individual service learning project and give a presentation to an audience of mentors and peers at the end of the term. This is a required course for all Sociology majors, taken during Senior year. This course fulfills the World View 4 requirement.
UDHS 121-World Civilization I (3) Beginnings (3500 B.C.-1600 A.D.): The four major world civilizations are described: Middle Eastern, European, Indian and Chinese. Also considers questions of ethics arising from world history.This course fulfills the Global Awareness A requirement.
UDIN 115-World Geography (3) Helps students develop their knowledge of place-name geography. Students deal with the basic questions of geography – where is it, what is it like, and why there? Students also are asked to study the relevance of certain locations and examine the linkages that may exist. The course material deals tangentially with numerous other disciplines as it describes, analyzes, and explains the places and patterns of the world. This course fulfills the Global Awareness A requirement.
UDMA 090-Fundamentals of Algebra (3) This course is designed to develop and reinforce basic skills in mathematical operations. It begins at the most elementary level with a review of computations involving whole numbers, integers, fractions, and decimals. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to use the basic properties of real numbers to solve a variety of problems including linear equations and inequalities in one variable, ratio/proportion/percent applications, scientific notation and exponents, polynomials and factoring, rational expressions and equations, rational exponents and roots, quadratic equations and inequalities, absolute value equations and inequalities. This course does not satisfy the mathematics literacy requirement. Students must earn a C or better to progress to UDMA 111 or UDMA 112
UDMA 112-Algebra (4) This course develops skills in algebra. Topics include linear equations and inequalities in one and two variables, absolute value equations and inequalities, rational expressions and equations, radical expressions and equations, factoring, quadratic equations and inequalities, functions, conic sections, polynomial functions, exponential and logarithmic equations and systems of equations. Prerequisite: UDMA 040 or UDMA 111, with a grade of C or better or consent of instructor. This course fulfills the General Education requirement.
UDMA 150-Analysis of Functions and Trigonometry (4) This course is intended to form a bridge between the static concepts of algebra and geometry and the dynamic concepts of calculus. Upon successful completion, students will be ready to further their study in calculus. Topics include basic concepts and theories in algebraic, trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions as well as functional inverses, inequalities, graphs, complex numbers, systems of equations, an introduction to matrix algebra, binominal theorem and a general introduction to limits. Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in UDMA 112 or consent of instructor. This course fulfills the General Education requirement.
UDMA 260-Calculus II: Integral Calculus (4) This course is the second in the calculus sequence in which students will now use the integral to study the behavior of continuous functions and processes. Topics include antiderivatives, definite integrals, techniques of integration, and applications of integration to problems in the natural sciences, social sciences, business, and economics. Upon completion, students will be able to demonstrate a fundamental understanding of the definite integral via Riemann sums and compute definite and indefinite integrals using a variety of techniques. Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in UDMA 250, or departmental approval
UDMS 111-Music Appreciation (3) A survey of musical styles and trends in Western art music from the Middle Ages to the present. Designed to encourage and aid the general student in music listening. This course fulfills the Aesthetics B requirement.
UDMS 236-Jazz History (3) This course is a survey of the history of jazz music. Students will be introduced to the major innovators and various styles of jazz. Discussion and assignments will include the relationship of jazz to social, political, and racial issues of the 20th century. This course fulfills the Aesthetics B requirement.
UDMS 357-Evolution of Popular Music (3) Contact the instructor.