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 221-Drawing Fundamentals (3): An introduction to the structure of forms in two dimensions, figure/ground relationships, line, value, shape, and texture. Emphasis is on still life, perspective, and architecture using pencil, charcoal and conte crayon. 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 Co/Prerequisite: AVI 214 or instructor consent
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, AVI 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, and 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.
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 (4): This course will provide an in-depth study into the operations and management of an airline. Students will study the organization and leadership structure, aircraft and crew scheduling, dispatch, operational issues for passenger and cargo carriers, irregular operations, financial management, labor relations management, and regulations of airline operations. Students will participate in an airline operations management simulation lab. At the conclusion of the course the students will have an in-depth understanding of airline operations, planning and management. Prerequisite: AVI 233 or instructor consent.
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 121 or AVI 131, and AVI 233 or instructor consent.
AVI 368-Paris Airshow & French Culture (3): Includes international trip to London and Paris from June 19 – June 26. Cost of trip is estimated to be $3,100 – $3,500. For more information on the course and trip, contact the instructor.
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 or 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 and FLI 231
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: AVI 232 or instructor content.
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 262-Personal Financial Stewardship (3): This course is designed to make students better financial stewards in their personal and professional environments. The details of tax forms and exemptions, charitable donations, financial planning, and financial markets will be explored. Additionally, issues regarding compensation, tax deferred accounts, and insurance options will be covered as well as credit options, how to finance major purchases and budgeting. Upon completion, students will be able to demonstrate, through a portfolio of financial tools, their understanding of the fundamentals of making informed choices regarding spending, saving, borrowing and investing for long-term financial stability. Prerequisite: UDMA 111 or UDMA 112. It is strongly recommended that student have completed CIS 101 or CIS 103
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 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 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.
BIO 150-Medical Terminology (2): This course is designed to prepare students to communicate clearly using the language of medicine. Students are introduced to the way medical terms from each main body system are formed, pronounced, and translated. The goals for the student who successfully completes this course include familiarization with the language of medicine, introduction to the Greek and Latin roots of Medical Terminology, and equipping the student with the ability to translate medical language.
BIO 357-Anatomy & Physiology and Lab for Non-majors (4): This course examines the structure and function of the human body. It includes the study of different tissues and organ systems including the muscular, skeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary and reproductive system. This is an online course that does not meet any of the prerequisites or requirements for BIO majors or HWS majors. A home lab kit is to be obtained for this course. This course fulfills the General Education science requirement.
CCS 101-Cross-Cultural Study in the United States (1): One-credit courses in Cross-Cultural Studies are 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. This course fulfills the General Education science requirement.
CHM 111-General Chemistry I and Lab (4): This course is the first course of a two course 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 course of a two course 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.
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.
CIS 215-Programming Fundamentals with Java (4): This course introduces students to programming logic and the basics of programming structure and design. Students will create programming algorithms using an interactive environment, then they will create programs in an object-oriented environment based on those algorithms. Topics include: algorithm design, I/O manipulation, variables, control structures, objects, classes, methods, GUI design, error handling and arrays. Upon completion, students will be able to properly identify and analyze problems. They will be able to understand terminology and functions of software programming, develop good programming and documentation habits, and an easy-to-understand coding style, and they will be able to apply this knowledge within the ethical programming standards. Prerequisites: CIS 101 or 103, UDMA 112, or departmental approval.
CIS 404-Systems Analysis and Design (3): This course introduces students to tools and techniques used to analyze business problems and opportunities and to design technology-based solutions. Topics include; problem and opportunity recognition, information requirements analysis, data gathering techniques, data and process modeling tools and techniques, the project life cycle, project management, automated tools, and the future of systems analysis and design. Upon completion students will be able to analyze business problems and generate specification change documents. Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing and completion of at least 9 credit hours of CIS courses including CIS 215, CIS 332 (as a co-requisite or prerequisite), 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.
COM 357-Topics: Digital Storytelling (3): This online course will focus and explore the use of digital media as a tool in the preparation and development of creative digital storytelling content and narratives. Students will examine digital media as a tool for seeing, exploring, expressing and social networking. Through short creative assignments, students will work with text, digital photography, audio, video, and other media to create written and visual digital stories. Students taking this course will be introduced to creative writing techniques used for the development of industry blog content along with photo story boarding, scripting, scene selection and intermediate audio and video production.
COM 357-Topics: Learning to Lead(3): This course examines the differences between leadership and management and the communication skills leaders need. Students will examine communication channels in the workplace and how these have changed; from inner-office memos to instant messages, how do employees want to be reached? Students will evaluate what key skills are required of leaders in today's ever competitive workforce as for profit and non-profits strive to create workplace cultures that employees seek. Through in class discussion, readings, and individual research students will examine how leadership has changed over the last 50 years.
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 204-Characteristics of Diverse Learners, K-12 (3): This course focuses on the developmental, academic, social, career and functional characteristics of students with mild and moderate disabilities including mental, learning, and behavioral disorders, as well as Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity disorders. Historical, etiological and legal perspectives are examined. Emphasis includes current trends in programming, related services and levels of support as they relate to the multi-disciplinary team. Prerequisite: EDU 100, EDU 202 or approval of Head of the Education Department.
EDU 206-Assessment, Diagnosis & Evaluation of Individuals with Disabilities, K-12 (3): Emphasis of this course is on acquiring knowledge and developing skill in educational testing and measurement with students with mild and moderate disabilities. Focus is on the legal provisions, their regulations and guidelines regarding unbiased assessment with psychometric and instructional instruments. This course integrates the application of resultant data to the development and management of the Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) in the context of placement. The social and cultural issues involved in assessment are also explored. Prerequisite: EDU 202 and EDU 204.
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. 8 hours school-based experience required. Prerequisite: EDU 100 or approval of Head of the Education Department.
EDU 225-Early Childhood Development (3): This course examines genetic and environmental influences on behavior change during periods of prenatal development through middle childhood. Comprehensive coverage of physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language development is provided. The course emphasizes theory and research, but the practical components of child rearing behavior management, and learning are also explored. 12 hours school-based field experience required. Prerequisite: EDU 100 or approval of Head of the Education Department.
EDU 246-General Science for Education (3): This course focuses on general science (Physical Science, Earth and Space Science and Chemistry) concepts. It integrates lab, class discussion and demonstrations briefly covering metrics, inorganic chemistry basics, waves, sound, light, motion, and other topics from the Iowa Core Curriculum. Course is required for Elementary majors. Prerequisite: EDU 100 or approval of Head of the Education Department.
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. Prerequisite: EDU 100 and admission to Teacher Education or approval of Head of the Education Department.
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. Prerequisite: EDU 100 and admission to Teacher Education or approval of Head of the Education Department. This course fulfills the World View 3 requirement.
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. Prerequisite: EDU 100 and admission to Teacher Education or approval of Head of the Education Department.
EDU 308-Foundations of Reading & Literacy (3): Focuses on language development, reading acquisition (birth through sixth grade), and the variations related to culture and linguistic diversity to provide effective instruction in reading and writing. Fulfills the Iowa state requirement for language development for the K-8 reading endorsement. 10 hours school-based experience required. Prerequisite: EDU 100 and admission to Teacher Education or approval of Head 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. Prerequisite: EDU 100 and admission to Teacher Education or approval of Head of the Education Department.
EDU 311-Methods of 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 or approval of Head of the Education Department.
EDU 348-Transition for Planning, 5-12 (3): This transition course will explore, “Transition Services,” the coordinated set of activities for a child with a disability focused on improving the academic and functional achievement of the child. It will explore the career, vocational, and transitional supports for students to post-school settings. It focuses on the decision making and job related skills and services needed for individuals with disabilities to succeed in the first years out of high school. The course includes planning for all types of transition individuals with disabilities may require, but is not limited to, planning for employment, community living, opportunities, and post-secondary education. Includes a guided school-based experience. Prerequisite: EDU 202 and EDU 204 and admission to Teacher Education or approval of Head of the Education Department.
EDU 363-Classroom Management & Social Skills Instruction, K-12 (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 and EDU 204 and admission to Teacher Education or approval of Head of the Education Department.
EDU 365-Communication & Collaborative Partnerships, K-12 (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 and EDU 204 and admission to Teacher Education or approval of Head of the Education Department.
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.
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. Course educational objectives are expected to be achieved with 70 flight hours, 3 simulated flight hours, 64 hours of flight instruction, FAA written examination, and 10 hours of ground instruction. Flight lab fee is $13,242. Helicopter objectives are expected to be achieved with 55 flight hours, 48 hours of dual flight instruction, FAA written examination, and 10 hours of ground instruction for a flight lab fee of $26,225.
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 Course educational objectives are expected to be achieved with 65 flight hours, 35 flight instruction hours, 24 hours of simulation, and 5 hours of ground instruction. Flight lab fee is $11,251. Helicopter objectives are expected to be achieved with 40 flight hours, 20 flight instruction hours, and 5 hours of ground instruction for a flight lab fee of $18,180.
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 Course educational objectives are expected to be achieved with 36 flight hours, 54 flight instruction hours, 18 simulation hours, FAA written examination, and 10 hours of ground instruction. Flight lab fee is $8,590. Helicopter objectives are expected to be achieved with 55 dual flight hours and 10 hours of ground instruction for a flight lab fee of $26,365.
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 and FLI 131. Course educational objectives are expected to be achieved with 41 flight hours, 20 flight instruction hours, FAA written examination, and 5 hours ground instruction. Flight lab fee is $8,100.
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 Course educational objectives are expected to be achieved with 18 flight hours, 15 flight instruction hours, 3 simulation hours, and 5 hours of ground instruction. Flight lab fee is $3,500.
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. Course educational objectives are expected to be achieved with 17 flight hours, 18 flight instruction hours, 1 simulation hour, and 5 hours of ground instruction. Flight lab fee is $4,291.
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. Course educational objectives are expected to be achieved with 52 flight hours, 40 flight instruction hours, 3 simulation hours, and 5 hours of ground instruction. Flight lab fee is $10,568.
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. Course educational objectives are expected to be achieved with 10 flight hours, 13 flight instruction hours, 3 simulation hours, and 5 hours of ground instruction. Flight lab fee is $2,275.
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 Course educational objectives are expected to be achieved with 5 flight hours and 2 flight instruction hours. Flight lab fee is $1,066.
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 Course educational objectives are expected to be achieved with 32 flight hours, 33 flight instruction hours, 1 simulation hour, FAA written examination, and 25 hours of ground instruction. Flight lab fee is $7,326.
FLI 432-Flight Training – CFI Instrument (1): Flight qualification for conducting instrument flight instruction. Preparation for FAA, CFI Instrument Flight examination. Prerequisite: AVI 430 Course educational objectives are expected to be achieved with 10 flight hours, 11flight instruction hours, 1 simulation hour, FAA written examination, and 5 hours of ground instruction. Flight lab fee is $2,237
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 Course educational objectives are expected to be achieved with 10 flight hours, 11 flight instruction hours, 1 simulation hour, and 5 hours of ground instruction. Flight lab fee is $3,360.
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 Course educational objectives are expected to be achieved with 25 flight hours, 25 flight instruction hours, and 5 hours of ground instruction. Flight lab fee is $7,934.
HEA 100-Community First Aid & CPR (1): Course content leads to American Red Cross (ARC) or American Heart Association (AHA) certification. Competencies acquired enable students to administer First Aid/CPR.
HWS 110-Weightlifting I (1):
HWS 110-Weightlifting II (1):
HWS 110-Activity Course Basketball (1):
HWS 110-Activity Courses (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 210 – Methods of Coaching (2): This course provides students with a hands-on approach to the art and methods of coaching and playing the given activity. Students will learn the many different coaching tactics, understand the means for delivery, examine the roles and responsibilities for each position player, and build a strength training program. Students will design practice drills, review game film to critique game strategy and engage in extensive game play. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to analyze performance on the field & in the practice setting.Qualifies for partial fulfillment of a coaching endorsement
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
HWS 330-Sport Finance (3): This course will discuss the fundamental issues associated with financing sport organizations (professional, collegiate, local, and recreational, etc.). Topics such as financial basics, pricing structures, sponsorship proposals and financial ethics will be covered, among others. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to apply financial theories to sport management issues, create financial documents pertinent to sport management professionals and compose a comprehensive sponsorship proposal. Prerequisite: BAC 300
HWS 341-Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries (3): This course is designed to provide students with basic knowledge of the prevention and care of athletic injuries. The etiology, pathology, signs & symptoms, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries are covered. Also, lab work will emphasize techniques in preventive taping and conditioning, budgeting, record keeping, and equipment selection specific to athletic training. Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to apply proper methods of prevention, recognition, and immediate care of common sports-related injuries and illnesses. (Prerequisite: BIO 145 or HWS 241, grade of C or better or instructor permission)
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.
PRF 201 – Career Development Strategies: Thinking Beyond College (1): This course will explore professional competencies and dispositions that are relevant in today’s work environments, in an effort to enhance student self-awareness and exploratory learning options in conjunction to career plans. Students will apply theories, skills and techniques in preparation for job shadow or internship placement opportunities, as well as, review graduate/professional school application requirements and employment search resources and strategies. (Not open to First Year students)
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 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
PSY 357-Professional Psychology (3): Students will learn how to prepare for Graduate School in Psychology and other Social Science disciplines. Students will study the origins and current state of American college and graduate education. Following this instruction, students will be given skills to be successful in Graduate School and a future in Academia. These will include the development of a curriculum vitae, professional writing, course development, effective teaching, networking, and professional presenting of papers and posters.
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 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. Prerequisite: ENG 101 with a minimum grade of C.This course fulfills the General Education requirement.
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 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.
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.
UDHS 212-U.S. History Since 1865 (3): Surveys the development of modern America from the end of the Civil War to the present, emphasizing trends of contemporary significance.
UDHS 368-Iowa History: Inclusive Perspective (3): The changing demographics in Iowa and across the nation requires that History courses be inclusive of all perspectives to help deepen the understanding of the State of Iowa. Iowa History: Inclusive Perspectives will help play an important role in exposing stereotypes and uncover the attempts to colonize all people in Iowa with a European individualistic mindset. Students will be challenged to critically examine the “truths” about history in order to eliminate continuing culture loss and extinction. This course will move away from distorted myths and challenge dominant paradigms that perpetuate most historical accounts. Students will rethink Iowa history and develop an awareness and understanding of various perspectives often absent from curriculum. This course will allow students to experience a heightened level of consciousness, critically examine historical perspectives, and feel empowered to enact social change.
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 (1): This course is the first of a two course sequence consisting of UDMA 090 and UDMA 091. 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 and ratio/proportion/percent applications. This course does not satisfy the mathematics literacy requirement. Students must earn a P to progress to UDMA 091
UDMA 091-Fundamentals of Algebra (1): This course is the second of a two course sequence consisting of UDMA 090 and UDMA 091. 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, absolute value equations, rational exponents and roots, and the quadratic formula. This course does not satisfy the mathematics literacy requirement. Students must earn a P to progress to UDMA 111, UDMA 112, PHL 114, or a higher level math course
UDMA 112-College Algebra (3): This course is intended to develop skills in algebra. Topics include linear and quadratic equations and applications, rational expressions and equations, radical expressions and equations, factoring, inequalities and functions. Upon successful completion, students will be ready to study pre-calculus. Prerequisite: Students who need to take UDMA 09x when entering college will need to pass that class before taking this course. This course fulfills the General Education requirement.
UDMA 150-Precalculus (4): This course is intended to form a bridge between the static concepts of algebra and geometry and the dynamic concepts of calculus. Topics include basic concepts and theories in algebraic, trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions as well as functional inverses, inequalities, and graphs. Upon successful completion, students will be ready to further their study in calculus. Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in UDMA 112 or in high school Algebra II or equivalent, or consent of instructor. This course fulfills the General Education requirement.
UDMA 230-Introduction to Statistics (3): This course will provide students an introduction to elementary statistical methods and experimental design prerequisite to their consumption and utilization of research. Emphasis is on the comprehension, interpretation, and utilization of inferential statistical concepts. Concepts include: experimental design, descriptive statistics; random sampling and statistical inference; estimation and testing hypotheses of means and variances; analysis of variance; parametric and non-parametric tests: correlation and regression analysis; and Chi-square. This course is a required prerequisite to the nursing program major. Prerequisite: UDMA 112, its equivalent, or consent of instructor. This course fulfills the World View 3 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.
UDTH 105-Theatre Appreciation (3): A basic survey course in the art form of theatre which includes an overview of theatre history, background of the contributions of important playwrights and plays, historical styles of performance, and theatre technical developments. The positions and responsibilities of collaborative theatre artists will be explored, and students will gain practical experience in theatre production. Attendance of live theatre performances will be arranged as appropriate.
UDTH 115-Acting Methods (CV): Techniques of acting. Approaches to character analysis, actor preparation, and basic acting vocabulary will be introduced and explored. In addition to improvisation work, ensemble preparation and scene study, students will prepare monologues for audition and performance.
UDTH 220-Storytelling & Performing Literature (3): A performance skill development course in which students will become aware of their own potential as storytellers and the power of storytelling in their lives and professions. Course will include an exploration of materials, techniques, philosophies, traditions, and audiences for storytelling. While literature appropriate for telling will be surveyed and discussed, it is the performance aspects of storytelling that will receive the major emphasis. Students will begin the development of a personal style and repertoire of stories.