Lee University Catalog 2018-2019 
    
    Jun 03, 2020  
Lee University Catalog 2018-2019 [Archived Catalog]

Course Descriptions


 

Accounting

  
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    ACCT 241 - Principles of Accounting I


    An introduction to financial accounting and the preparation of financial statements as an information tool for businesses. It examines the accounting cycle, transaction analysis, asset and equity accounting, financial statement preparation and analysis, and related topics.

    Prerequisites
    MATH 099 placement or higher

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ACCT 242 - Principles of Accounting II


    A continuation of Accounting 241 in which emphasis is placed on managerial accounting as an information system used to support management decisions. Topics include equity and financing, budgeting, cash flow, and cost-volume-profit analysis.

    Prerequisites
    ACCT-241 with a grade of C- or better and CISS 101

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ACCT 281,282,283 - Special Topics in Accounting


    Courses used to comply with requests for special topics and studies in Accounting. Lecture hours will vary with the courses taught. May be repeated for credit.

    Prerequisites
    Will vary according to topic.

    Credit Hours: 1 (281), 2 (282), or 3 (283)
  
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    ACCT 343 - Managerial Accounting


    A detailed study of  managerial accounting for management and accounting students including coverage areas such as cost-profit-volume relationships, job-order and process costing, variable costing, budgeting, performance evaluations and decision making tools.

    Prerequisites
    ACCT-242 with a grade of C- or better and BUSN 261

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ACCT 344 - Federal Income Tax: Individuals


    A study of the federal laws governing taxation of individuals.

    Prerequisites
    ACCT-242 with a grade of C- or better.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ACCT 345 - Federal Income Tax: Partnerships & Corporations


    A study of the federal laws governing taxation of partnerships and corporations.

    Prerequisites
    ACCT-242 with a grade of C- or better.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ACCT 371 - Intermediate Accounting I


    This is the first of two courses that provides a rigorous study of the theory and practice of financial accounting with emphasis on the conceptual framework, the underlying measurement and recognition of financial information, and the preparation and analysis of financial reports.

    Prerequisites
    ACCT-242 with a grade of C- or better and MATH 161

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ACCT 372 - Intermediate Accounting II


    This course is the sequel that builds on topics in Intermediate Accounting I (ACCT-371) and includes an intense study of the theory and concepts on various accounting topics that include long-term assets, long-term liabilities, equity and special topics in financial reporting.

    Prerequisites
    ACCT-371 with a grade of C- or better.

    Credit Hours: 3

  
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    ACCT 381,382,383 - Special Topics in Accounting


    Courses used to comply with requests for special topics and studies in Accounting. Lecture hours will vary with the courses taught. May be repeated for credit.

    Prerequisites
    Will vary according to topic.

    Credit Hours: 1 (381), 2 (382), or 3 (383)
  
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    ACCT 410 - Auditing


    This course enables students to form an understanding of the principles underlying the theory of auditing, of the regulatory framework of auditing and of practical audit approaches and techniques. The course focuses on procedures and practices used in the verification of financial statement balances and accounting records. External auditing functions are emphasized. The types of audits and audit occupations, as well as the legal liabilities of the auditor, are discussed.

    Prerequisites
    ACCT-372 with a grade of C- or better

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ACCT 430 - Advanced Accounting


    A study of advanced financial accounting topics related to intercorporate investments, consolidated financial statements, and international corporate financial reporting topics. The course also covers partnership accounting and corporate segment/interim financial reporting.

    Prerequisites
    ACCT-372 with a grade of C- or better.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ACCT 440 - Nonprofit and Governmental Accounting


    A study of the accounting and financial reporting theoretical framework for governmental and nonprofit organizations.

    Prerequisites
    ACCT-372 with a grade of C- or better

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ACCT 481,482,483 - Special Topics in Accounting


    Courses used to comply with requests for special topics and studies in Accounting. Lecture hours will vary with the courses taught. May be repeated for credit.

    Prerequisites
    Will vary according to topic.

    Credit Hours: 1 (481), 2 (482), or 3 (483)
  
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    ACCT 490 - Accounting Information Systems


    A study of the integration of accounting and information systems with topics covered such as databases, business intelligence, business processes, internal controls, security, and information technology auditing. Focus will be on the ability to interpret converging information.

    Prerequisites
    ACCT-372 with a grade of C- or better

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ACCT 492 - Applied Research in Accounting


    Applied research is designed to provide practical field experience for upper level department majors and minors.  Its intent is to provide an environment wherein students can apply theoretical concepts learned in the traditional classroom setting to situations in an internship site.  Applied research is an extension of the classroom that provides a bridge for students to future employment opportunities, and allows them to exercise their faith-based values in a supervised work environment.

    Prerequisites
    3.0 GPA, approval of application, at least junior status before internship semester, enrolled as a business major or minor OR approval of instructor

    Credit Hours: 1 to 6

Anthropology

  
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    ANTH 105 - Visual Anthropology


    This course will explore how anthropologists study humankind and how they communicate their findings by means of photographs, video and film. Visual media will be used to explore how world cultures and American subcultures are presented in photographs and on film in ways that influence and distort the cultural reality but can also present valuable ethnographic information.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ANTH 290 - Introduction to Archaeology


    An introduction to theory and method in modern archaeology, which will survey anthropological, historical and Biblical archaeological perspectives. The course will cover site selection, site survey, excavation techniques, dating methods, artifact preservation and interpretation of archaeological data.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ANTH 310 - Cultural Anthropology


    An introduction to various aspects of culture including material, social, economic, aesthetics, political, religious and linguistic factors.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ANTH 312 - Human Geography


    This course examines cultural change and cultural regionalism, concepts and models of spatial interaction, and spatial behavior including geographical patterns of languages, religion, ethnic groups, folk and popular culture, and population geographical distribution of economic, urban and political organizations.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ANTH 325 - Research Methods and Statistics I


    This is the first of a two-course sequence covering research methods and statistics in the behavioral and social sciences. This first section covers primary statistical and research methods, how and when statistics are used, and also helps the student to better understand and evaluate research studies.

    Prerequisites
    MATH-161

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ANTH 326 - Research Methods and Statistics II


    The second course in the research sequence covering how research is done, pitfalls in research, how to design research studies, collecting and analyzing data, and writing research reports.

    Prerequisites
    ANTH-325

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ANTH 330 - Peoples and Cultures of a Selected Region


    A broad investigation of the cultural unity and diversity of a selected region, its peoples, culture areas and traditions. This course is designed to give students a general knowledge of a selected region, i.e. Latin America, American Southwest, Central Asia-China, Appalachia, through the use of ethnological, archaeological, and historical material including topics on village organization, technological change, urbanization, religious systems and social relations.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ANTH 331 - The Arab World and Islam


    A broad investigation of the cultural unity and diversity of the Arab world. This course is designed to give students a general knowledge of the region and specific knowledge about how Islam is integrated into the everyday life of Muslims. The course will utilize ethnological, archaeological and historical material to shed light on topics such as village organization, technological change, urbanization, religious systems and social relations.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ANTH 333 - Native Americans of the Southwest


    A broad investigation of the cultural unity and diversity of the Southwest, its peoples, culture areas, traditions and geography.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ANTH 335 - Contemporary Latin American Culture


    An interdisciplinary course that introduces students to the cultures and societies of Latin America with the purpose of developing in them an appreciation for the diverse cultures and civilizations of the region.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ANTH 337 - Contemporary Chinese Culture and Society


    This course will explore changes in contemporary Chinese culture and society from 1949 to the present. It will employ anthropological and sociological theoretical perspectives to investigate emerging trends in China today including history and memories of revolutions, market forces, and work, family and marriage, family planning and child rearing, public and private life, migration and ethnicity, religions and rituals, gender and sexuality, as well as environmental politics and globalization.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ANTH 339 - Inner Asia


    A general analysis of the social, cultural and political history of Inner Asia.  This course is designed to give students a broad overview of the region and a specific knowledge of the major civilizations that have emerged from the Central Eurasian steppe.  From the rise of Genghis Khan and the Mongol Empire in the 13th century to the current state of Inner Asia, the course will examine topics such as Mongolian politics, social organization, kinship, economics, nomadic pastoralism, shamanism, Tibetan Buddhism and the effects of modernization on local cultures.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ANTH 354 - Intercultural Communication


    A study of the relationship between communication and culture with emphasis on factors affecting the processes and quality of interpersonal communication between those of differing cultures and subcultures.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ANTH 370 - Social and Cultural Change


    Study of past, present and future changes in social structures and cultural patterns. A cross-cultural/comparative approach will be used to examine such topics as modernization, industrialization, cultural ecology, world systems, revolutions, economic development, information society and robotics.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ANTH 380 - Introduction to Linguistics


    An introduction to scientific language study including morphology, phonology, syntax, pragmatics and the nature of language.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-110

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ANTH 385 - Linguistic Anthropology


    This course introduces theory, methods, philosophical approaches, and concepts related to studying the interface betweeen language and culture. The goal is to provide the student with the tools necessary to analyze linguistic behavior in the context of ethnographic fieldwork.

    Prerequisites
    None.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ANTH 395 - Pre-Professional Seminar


    This course provides an introduction to the social science professions and the various career options available to graduates.  Graduate school options are explored in detail.

    Prerequisites
    Junior status.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    ANTH 399 - Honors Independent Study


    An independent study supervised by faculty members which provides the student who qualifies under the honors guidelines the opportunity to pursue a special topic of his/her choice.

    Credit Hours: 1 to 3
  
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    ANTH 401 - Biological Anthropology


    This course covers topics relevant to observational and theoretical evidences of contemporary evolutionary biology with emphasis on an anthropological understanding of the physical characteristics of humans and non-human primates. Major concepts of evolutionary thought will be discussed in light of a Christian worldview. This course will approach evolutionary biology and biblical thought philosophically and scientifically, emphasizing areas of corroboration. Emphasis will be placed on the development of critical thinking skills.

    Prerequisites
    ANTH-310 or SOCI 310

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ANTH 405 - Anthropological Thought and Theory


    This course is an in-depth survey of significant primary writings in anthropological thought and theory covering the period from the mid 19th century until the present. It provides the background and knowledge necessary for students to evaluate anthropological literature in a theological context.

    Prerequisites
     ANTH 310 or SOCI 310

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ANTH 410 - Race and Ethnic Relations in the U.S.


    The significance of ethnic minorities in American society and the world with an introduction to sociological and anthropological theory as well as an interpretation of dominant-minority relations.

    Prerequisites
    SOCI-200

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Offered Fall Semester, even years.
  
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    ANTH 415 - Archaeology Field Methods


    Students will participate in an archaeological field experience approved/led by the anthropology faculty. Permission of the anthropology coordinator is required in order to register for this course.

    Prerequisites
    ANTH 290

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ANTH 425 - Ethnographic Writing and Research


    Advanced study of ethnographic research and writing techniques. The course will cover interview methods, interdisciplinary research, application of qualitative and quantitative methods to research data, and keeping field notes. Reading and writing ethnography will be emphasized.

    Prerequisites
    ANTH 310 or SOCI 310

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ANTH 431 - Teaching Practicum in Anthropology


    A practicum which gives students the opportunity to gain teaching experience, enhance their knowledge of anthropology and acquire skills that better prepare them for graduate and professional level work.

    Prerequisites
    Successful completion of 9 hours of anthropology major courses. Registration requires approval of application and permission of instructor.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Notes
    Students may complete a teaching practicum for credit a maximum of two times.
  
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    ANTH 432 - Teaching Practicum in Anthropology


    A practicum which gives students the opportunity to gain teaching experience, enhance their knowledge of anthropology and acquire skills that better prepare them for graduate and professional level work.

    Prerequisites
    Successful completion of 9 hours of anthropology major courses. Registration requires approval of application and permission of instructor.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Notes
    Students may complete a teaching practicum for credit a maximum of two times.
  
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    ANTH 433 - Teaching Practicum in Anthropology


    A practicum which gives students the opportunity to gain teaching experience, enhance their knowledge of anthropology and acquire skills that better prepare them for graduate and professional level work.

    Prerequisites
    Successful completion of 9 hours of anthropology major courses. Registration requires approval of application and permission of instructor.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Students may complete a teaching practicum for credit a maximum of two times.
  
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    ANTH 434 - Culture and Personality


    Survey of the approaches to the interrelation between the personality system and the socio-cultural environment with emphasis on mental disorder and cultural change.

    Prerequisites
    SOCI-200 or PSYC-200

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ANTH 435 - Research Practicum in Anthropology


    A practicum which gives students the opportunity to gain research experience, enhance their knowledge of anthropology, and acquire skills that better prepare them for graduate and professional level work.

    Prerequisites
    Successful completion of 9 hrs of anthropology major courses. Registration requires approval of application and permission from instructor.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Notes
    Students may complete a research practicum a maximum of two times.
  
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    ANTH 436 - Research Practicum in Anthropology


    A practicum which gives students the opportunity to gain research experience, enhance their knowledge of anthropology, and acquire skills that better prepare them for graduate and professional level work.

    Prerequisites
    Successful completion of 9 hrs of anthropology major courses. Registration requires approval of application and permission of instructor.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Notes
    Students may complete a research practicum for credit a maximum of two times.
  
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    ANTH 437 - Research Practicum in Anthropology


    A practicum which gives students the opportunity to gain research experience, enhance their knowledge of anthropology, and acquire skills that better prepare them for graduate and professional level work.

    Prerequisites
    Successful completion of 9 hrs of anthropology major courses. Registration requires approval of application and permission of instructor.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Students may complete a research practicum for credit a maximum of two times.
  
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    ANTH 460 - Anthropology of Childhood


    This seminar type course seeks to prepare professionals to work cross cultural in agencies that deal primary with children.  The course will compare both western and non-western cultures in their beliefs regarding conception and pregnancy, methods of birthing, child training techniques, views on emotional and social development, ideas of moral and educational training, caretaking arrangements, language and skill development methods as well as study effects of children raised under conditions of neglect, violence and war.  Childhood is defined as the period in the life cycle from birth to entering adult roles and includes the western concept of adolescence.

    Prerequisites
    ANTH-310 or PSYC-310

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ANTH 491 - Special Topics in Anthropology


    Courses presenting various topics of contemporary interest. Topics will change each semester/year,

    Prerequisites
    Will vary with the subject taught.

    Credit Hours: 1 to 3
  
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    ANTH 492 - Special Topics in Anthropology


    Courses presenting various topics of contemporary interest. Topics will change each semester/year,

    Prerequisites
    Will vary with the subject taught.

    Credit Hours: 1 to 3
  
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    ANTH 493 - Special Topics in Anthropology


    Courses presenting various topics of contemporary interest. Topics will change each semester/year.  

    Prerequisites
    Will vary with the subject taught.

    Credit Hours: 1 to 3
  
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    ANTH 495 - A Seminar in the Integration Of Anthropology and Christian Faith


    This course explores the potentials for, and problems of, a distinctively Christian social science, emphasizing the need for individual integration of one’s social science perspective into his/her own experience of Christian discipleship.  This course also examines the unique nature of anthropology, as both a calling and a profession, which equips it to effectively serve the mission of the Church and to improve human social conditions. 

    Prerequisites
    THEO 231 and ANTH 405

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    LEEU 102A - Global Perspective Seminar


    This seminar is intended to prepare American and international students for cross-cultural travel and living by providing a list of opportunities to do so and addressing such issues as cultural differences and similarities, cross-cultural interaction and communication, cultural shock and adjustment, and basic language skills. In order to be admitted to this class, attendance is required on the first day that the class meets.  It should be taken during the second semester of the freshman year, as part of the Lee University Freshman Experience core.

    Credit Hours: 1
    When Offered
    Every semester

Art

  
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    ARTS 200 - Visual Art and Christian Faith


    A course designed as an introduction to the Art major, where students will be exposed to essential art concepts, career choices, and integrating the Christian faith into the visual arts.

    Credit Hours: 1
    When Offered
    Spring semester
  
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    ARTS 201 - Art in Culture


    This course provides an introduction to analyzing and understanding visual art, its impact on culture, the essential elements of aesthetics and visual language, an overview of Western art and world art history.

    Prerequisites
    None.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ARTS 211 - Drawing I


    A beginning drawing class for Art majors. Students will learn the basic techniques of drawing using a variety of dry media. Emphasis will be on developing creativity and individual styles. Students will be responsible for providing their own materials for out of class assignments.

    Prerequisites
    Must be a declared Art major.

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Fall semester
  
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    ARTS 213 - Watercolor Painting I


    A studio class where students will study the fundamentals of watercolor painting. Various skills and techniques will be taught such as paper preparation, dry brush, wet-on-wet, mixed media and matting of finished paintings. This class will culminate with a student display on campus.

    Prerequisites
    None

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Fall semester only
    Notes
    Students will be responsible for providing their own materials.
  
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    ARTS 216 - 2-D Design


    A fundamental, non-computer studio course designed to introduce students to the basic visual concepts needed to create graphic designs on a two-dimensional surface. Includes color theory and composition.

    Prerequisites
    None

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Spring Semester
  
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    ARTS 217 - 3D Design


    This is a studio course emphasizing a variety of media and processes available for primarily additive sculptural design (in the round.) Emphasis will be placed on creative handling of familiar and unusual techniques and materials in order to create unique works of art

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ARTS 219 - Figurative Sculpture


    A studio course designed to introduce beginners to the practice and science of figurative modeling.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ARTS 220 - Graphic Design: Illustrator


    A computer-based class that will offer a general overview of design concepts as well as develop basic skills and understanding of Adobe Illustrator computer graphics and the graphic arts industry. This course will include design projects ranging from logo and corporate ID to brochure design.

    Prerequisites
    ARTS-200, COMM-200, or DIGM-200

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ARTS 230 - Raster Graphics (PhotoShop)


    This class will provide the development of computer skills and design elements to create 3-D graphic designs in Adobe PhotoShop. This course will include design projects ranging from production units to conceptual models.

    Prerequisites
    ARTS-220

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ARTS 240 - Ceramics I


    A studio class in beginning ceramic techniques.  Focus will be on creative hand-building processes.  Students will also learn the glazing and firing processes needed to create a finished ceramic piece.

    Prerequisites
    None

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Every semester
    Notes
    Materials fee
  
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    ARTS 244 - Art History I


    A chronological survey of the visual arts and their cultural and historical context, beginning with pre-historic art and going up to the Renaissance.

    Prerequisites
    None

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Fall semester
  
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    ARTS 245 - Art History II


    A chronological survey of the visual arts and their cultural and historical context, beginning with the Renaissance and going through the modern era.

    Prerequisites
    None

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Spring semester
  
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    ARTS 255 - Mixed Media


    A studio class designed to introduce students to alternative materials and methods used in creating a two dimensional work of art.  Emphasis will be on creativity and experimentation with a variety of media, techniques, and processes.

    Prerequisites
    None

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Spring semester
  
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    ARTS 260 - Painting I


    A studio class offering experience in oil painting on canvas. A variety of techniques are presented with an emphasis on creativity and individual style. This class will culminate with a student art display on campus.

    Prerequisites
    None

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Every semester
    Notes
    Students provide their own supplies.
  
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    ARTS 301 - Advanced Graphic Design Concepts


    Provides the development of graphic design skills utilizing a variety of resources and methods. Includes high-level design projects based on real-world scenarios. Computer-assisted instruction.

    Prerequisites
    ARTS-220 and ARTS-230.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ARTS 311 - Drawing II


    A continuation of ARTS-211. Students will experience advanced techniques of drawing using a variety of dry media. Emphasis will be on developing creativity and individual styles. Individual projects and independent studies will be assigned based on student interests and goals.

    Prerequisites
    ARTS-211 or equivalent.

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    As needed
    Notes
    Students will be responsible for providing their own materials for out-of-class assignments.
  
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    ARTS 314 - Watercolor Painting II


    A studio class where students will study advanced concepts of watercolor painting. Individual projects and styles will be explored. This class will culminate with a student display on campus. This course is an extension of ARTS-213.

    Prerequisites
    ARTS-213 or equivalent

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    As needed
    Notes
    Students will be responsible for providing their own materials.
  
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    ARTS 320 - Digital Illustration


    This class will develop drawing skills, both from reference and imagination, focusing on illustrating figures and environments in accurate perspective using digital tools and software. Computer-assisted instruction.

    Prerequisites
    ARTS-211, ARTS-230

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ARTS 321 - Atelier Drawing


    This course, offered at the Atelier Neo Medici in France, focuses on drawing and composition as the initial stages of the Technique Mixte, a Renaissance approach to painting.  Students learn traditional strategies for creating engaging compositions, and traditional drawing practices.  The importance of a disciplined and profound knowledge of observational drawing is emphasized at the Atelier through practice, critique, lecture, demonstration, and trips to museums.

    Prerequisites
    ARTS-211, ARTS-260

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Offered only off-campus as part of a study abroad semester in France.
  
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    ARTS 325 - Figure Drawing


    A studio course which gives students experience in drawing the human figure from life (using clothed models) and to emphasize an understanding of the structure, form, and proportions of the human figure in the context of composition.  May be taken up to three times for credit.

    Prerequisites
    ARTS-211

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ARTS 330 - Renaissance Art History


    An in-depth study of the history of the visual arts in Europe from mid- 14th Century to the end of the 16th Century.

    Prerequisites
    ARTS-245

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    As needed
  
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    ARTS 340 - Ceramics II


    An intermediate ceramics course emphasizing personal projects and problem-solving with the option of a concentration in either wheelthrowing or hand-building techniques. Also included is increased focus on decorative considerations and glaze formulation.

    Prerequisites
    ARTS-240 or equivalent experience

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Spring semester
    Notes
    Materials fee
  
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    ARTS 344 - Ceramics: Alternative Firing Methods


    Designed to give students the opportunity to gain further experience in ceramics through a variety of firing processes in addition to the traditional kiln firing.  An additional materials fee is required.
     

    Prerequisites
    ARTS-240

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ARTS 345 - Modern Art History


    A study of the styles and philosophies of Western European and American art that developed in the mid-nineteenth century, beginning with Impressionism and concluding with the current twenty-first century art scene.

    Prerequisites
    ARTS-245

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    As needed
  
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    ARTS 355 - Layout Design & Typography


    This is a new course in the graphic design curriculum. It is currently under development.

    Prerequisites
    TBA

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ARTS 361 - Painting II


    A studio class that will offer advanced experience in painting with either oil and/or acrylic media on canvas and other types of grounds.

    Prerequisites
    ARTS-260

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    As needed
    Notes
    Students provide their own supplies.
  
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    ARTS 362 - Art Education


    This is a Methods course designed to teach students the skills and knowledge needed to integrate the visual arts into classroom instruction. Students will use a variety of media, become familiar with the elements and principlies of Art, view and discuss works of art and explore major theories in art education.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to the Teacher Education Program.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ARTS 371 - Renaissance Painting Techniques


    This course, offered at the Atelier Neo Medici in France, focuses on the Technique Mixte, a Renaissance approach to painting that combines tempura emulsion and oil paint to achieve an intricate level of detail and greater luminosity of color than oil paint alone can produce.  Students learn many aspects of their craft, from pigments, mediums and tools, to a scientific analysis of light and of color and the relationship between them.  Through painting at the Atelier, students learn patience and disciplinie in the arts in a way that is difficult to imagine in any other context.

    Prerequisites
    ARTS-211, ARTS-260

    Credit Hours: 6
    When Offered
    Offered only off-campus as part of a study abroad semester in France.
  
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    ARTS 411 - Drawing III


    This course concentrates on both black & white and color drawing, with an emphasis on creative problem-solving at an advanced level.  Traditional and non-traditional use of the media are encouraged with the objective of focusing on drawing as a personal expressive medium.

    Prerequisites
    ARTS-211, ARTS-311

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ARTS 440 - Advanced Ceramics


    A studio class for experienced ceramics students who want to further their experiences in clay and develop a personal artistic statement in the medium.  Emphasis will be on glaze development, artistic research, and creating a body of work that demonstrates personal artistic vision.  An additional materials fee is required.

    Prerequisites
    ARTS-240, ARTS-340

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ARTS 460 - Painting III


    A continuation of Painting I and II with emphasis on the development of independent problem-solving skills and style in composition.

    Prerequisites
    ARTS-211, ARTS-361

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ARTS 490 - Senior Seminar and Project


    This is a class that explores developing a body of work and covers concerns and careers in Art after graduation. Topics such as portfolio preparation, employment, resumes, graduate schools, etc. will be covered. Course culminates with an exhibition of student’s work at the end of the semester. Final semester only.

    Prerequisites
    Art major, senior standing.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ARTS 491 - Directed Studies in Art


    Directed studies arranged by the student in consultation with an Art faculty member.  The course may be in either Art History or Studio topics that are not offered as part of the normal Art curriculum.  Only one directed study may be taken per semester.

    Prerequisites
    None

    Credit Hours: 1
    When Offered
    As needed
    Notes
    May be repeated for credit with different topics
  
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    ARTS 492 - Directed Studies in Art


    Directed studies arranged by the student in consultation with an Art faculty member.  The course may be in either Art History or Studio topics that are not offered as part of the normal Art curriculum.  Only one directed study may be taken per semester.

    Prerequisites
    None

    Credit Hours: 2
    Notes
    May be repeated for credit with different topics
  
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    ARTS 493 - Directed Studies in Art


    Directed studies arranged by the student in consultation with an Art faculty member.  The course may be in either Art History or Studio topics that are not offered as part of the normal Art curriculum.  Only one directed study may be taken per semester.

    Prerequisites
    None

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    May be repeated for credit with different topics
  
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    ARTS 495 - Art and Christian Faith


    This capstone class explores art in Christian faith in historic and contemporary contexts.  Through a series of readings, the viewing of film, oral and written discussion, and the completion of a portfolio of papers, art majors are assisted in the formation of a sense of vocation and in the integration of the various facets of the discipline with overarchinig philosophical, theological, ethical, and worldview concepts.

    Prerequisites
    THEO-231, and senior status.

    Credit Hours: 3

Asian

  
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    ASIA 325 - Survey of East Asian Literature


    This course will provide a survey of the literatures of China, Korea, and Japan.  The course will examine important translated literary texts from the ancient to the current time.  By the end of the course, students should be able to understand the basic evolution of East Asian literature, appreciate the cultures of East Asia as reflected in literature, and see the connections among the literatures of the region.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    (Cross-listed with ENGL 325)
  
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    ASIA 335 - Topics in Asian Film


    This course provides a critical analysis of films from South and East Asia.  Emphasis is on contemporary and “classic” films from China, Japan, and India.  The course begins with the art of film appreciation and analysis and moves on to the genres, themes, and impact of Asian films within the context of their native cultures. 

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Summers only, as part of a cross-cultural experience.
    Notes
    Also offered as COMM-335.
  
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    ASIA 337 - Contemporary Chinese Culture and Society


    This course will explore changes in contemporary Chinese culture and society from 1949 to the present. It will employ anthropological and sociological theoretical perspectives to investigate emerging trends in China today including history and memories of revolutions, market forces, and work, family and marriage, family planning and child rearing, public and private life, migration and ethnicity, religions and rituals, gender and sexuality, as well as environmental politics and globalization.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ASIA 353 - Eastern Religions and Philosophy


    A study of the beliefs, practices and historical developments of eastern religions and philosophies, including, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Jainism, Islam, Daoism and Shinto.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ASIA 355 - Survey of Asian History


    A broad survey of the history of monsoon Asia, from prehistory to the present. Particular attention will be paid to the rise of urban civilizations in Asia; development and interaction of the religions and cultures in those civilizations; the rise of economic systems linking different parts of Asia; the influence of contact with non-Asian regions and peoples on the history of Asia; and modern efforts of Asians to adapt their societies to European ideas regarding politics and economics.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ASIA 356 - History of the Pacific Rim


    A historical study of the development of a meaningful Pacific Rim network from 1565 to present.  This course will examine the growth of trans-Pacific relationships between peoples in the Americas and East Asia.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Cross-listed with HIST 356
  
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    ASIA 441 - The U.S. and East Asian Relations


    This course investigates the strategic, economic, political, and diplomatic relations among states in East Asia. The course provides an overview of the primary topics and perspectives for studying Asian international relations.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Cross-listed with POLS 441
  
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    ASIA 453 - Business Management in Asian Markets


    This course is intended to familiarize students with the factors that shape the Asian business markets by giving students the opportunity to apply and extend basic concepts from other Department of Business courses in an Asian context. Moreover, the course should help students understand and appreciate Asian cultures and their influence on the global marketplace. The class material will be discussed within a framework of “real-world” operational and management principles.

    Credit Hours: 3

Astronomy

  
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    ASTR 111 - Principles of Astronomy


    This course is designed to present the fundamental principles, as well as the historical underpinnings, of modern astronomy.  The course will explore the foundations and operation of the solar system, our sun and other stars, the Milky Way and other galaxies of the universe.  Recent discoveries will be highlighted and the subject will be presented descriptively from an experimental and observational perspective. 

    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: MATH-101or MATH 111

    Credit Hours: 4
    When Offered
    Offered on demand.

Athletic Training

  
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    ATEP 500 - Introduction to Evidence-Based Clinical Education Competency


    This practicum-style course will provide instruction, practice and application of clinical proficiencies as established by the NATA Education Council. Students will review educational knowledge and skills which are expanded into clinically integrated proficiencies as instructed in the classroom setting and practiced and evaluated in laboratory and clinical settings.

    Prerequisites
    None

    Credit Hours: 4
  
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    ATEP 501 - Evidence-Based Clinical Education Competency I


    This practicum-style course will provide instruction, practice and application of clinical proficiencies as established by the NATA Education Council. Students will review educational knowledge and skills which are expanded into clinically integrated proficiencies as instructed in the classroom setting and practiced and evaluated in laboratory and clinical settings.

    Prerequisites
    ATEP-500

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ATEP 502 - Evidence-Based Clinical Education Competency II


    This practicum-style course will provide instruction, practice and application of clinical proficiencies as established by the NATA Education Council. Students will review educational knowledge and skills which are expanded into clinically integrated proficiencies as instructed in the classroom setting and practiced and evaluated in laboratory and clinical settings.

    Prerequisites
    ATEP-500, ATEP-501

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ATEP 503 - Evidence-Based Clinical Education Competency III


    This practicum-style course will provide instruction, practice and application of clinical proficiencies as established by the NATA Education Council. Students will review educational knowledge and skills which are expanded into clinically integrated proficiencies as instructed in the classroom setting and practiced and evaluated in laboratory and clinical settings.

    Prerequisites
    ATEP-502

    Credit Hours: 3
 

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