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    Oct 27, 2021  
Lee University Catalog 2021-2022 
    
Lee University Catalog 2021-2022

Course Descriptions


 

English Language and Literature

  
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    ENGL 324 - African-American Studies


    This course addresses African American literature in the context of history, and culture, with an emphasis on African American contributions to U. S. culture, the struggle for freedom prior to the Civil War, and the press for full enjoyment of civil rights, an ongoing process.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-300 or permission of instructor

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ENGL 325 - Survey of East Asian Literature


    A survey of Chinese, Korean, and Japanese literature, using English translations of representative works.

     

    Prerequisites
    ENGL 300 or permission of instructor

    Credit Hours: 3

  
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    ENGL 326 - Multi-Ethnic U.S. Literature


    A study of fiction and poetry written by contemporary Latina/o, Native American, African American, and Asian American writers. Particular attention will be given to the social and cultural contexts of these writers.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-300 or permission of instructor

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ENGL 327 - British Women Writers


    This course will highlight the contributions of women writers to nineteenth and twentieth-century British literature. It will specifically focus on female authors’ responses to the immense scientific, political, and cultural change that marked this historical period in Great Britain and its imperial holdings.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-300 or permission of instructor.

    Co-requisite: GNST-251, 252, or 253 (Cross-Cultural Experience)

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    This course is offered in conjunction with a Global Perspectives trip to the United Kingdom.

  
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    ENGL 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
    Notes
    Also offered as COMM-335 and ASIA-335.
  
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    ENGL 350 - Technical and Professional Writing (W)


    A course designed to teach students to design documents that communicate technical and professional information effectively and efficiently. Students will learn to analyze the linguistic and design features of existing documents. They will also analyze specific rhetorical situations to understand how audience, purpose, and context shape all professional communication. This course also focuses on ethical issues related to technical writing and the role technology plays in designing, developing, and delivering documents. A writing-intensive, service-learning course.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL 110

    Credit Hours: 3

  
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    ENGL 351 - Introduction to Editing and Publishing


    An advanced writing course which provides students with knowledge of and experiences in editing and publishing. Topics covered include copyediting, the production of print and online publications, literary citizenship, book culture, blogging, and writer platforms.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-110

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ENGL 355 - The Literary C. S. Lewis


    A course introducing students to the many facets of C. S. Lewis’s writing - theology, allegory, science fiction, fantasy, and literary criticism - with special attention paid to the thematic correlation and technical and rhetorical variation of his fiction and nonfiction.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-110

    Co-requisite: GNST-251, 252, or 253 (Cross-Cultural Experience)

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Offered as part of the England: Literature and Writing Global Perspectives trip.

  
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    ENGL 360 - Introduction to Writing Poetry (W)


    A study of the techniques of writing poetry by reading and critiquing established and original work in a writing workshop setting.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-110

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ENGL 361 - Introduction to Writing Fiction (W)


    A study of the techniques of writing fiction by reading and critiquing established and original work in a writing workshop setting. 

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-110

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered

  
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    ENGL 362 - Introduction to Writing Creative Nonfiction (W)


    A study of the techniques of writing nonfiction by reading and critiquing established and original work in a writing workshop setting. 

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-110

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered

  
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    ENGL 363 - Introduction to Playwriting (W)


    This course provides a study of the craft of playwriting by reading and watching established plays, as well as writing, critiquing, developing and staging original monologues and short plays in a workshop setting.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-110

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered

  
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    ENGL 364 - Introduction to Screenwriting


     An introductory course in the foundational theories and techniques of screenwriting. Students will learn to analyze existing screenplays, as well as develop their own craft. They will learn primarily through conceiving, writing, and developing original screenplays. This is a writing-intensive, workshop-based class.

    Prerequisites
    Engl-110

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ENGL 365 - Writing Poetry and Place


    A study of the techniques of writing poetry that relates to place, emphasizing types and genres of poems that highlight that aspect. Students will accomplish this by reading and critiquing established and original work in a writing workshop setting.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-110

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Offered as part of the England: Literature and Writing cross-cultural trip.
  
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    ENGL 368 - Literary Publishing


    This course will introduce students to the basics of publishing a literary journal. The students will analyze a wide variety of literary journals, then create a range of documents that beginning literary magazines would require. Offered in Fall Semester every year. Repeatable for credit.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-110

    Credit Hours: 1
    When Offered
    Fall semester only
  
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    ENGL 369 - Lee Review: A Student Christian Literary Arts Magazine


    Laboratory course focusing on publication of creative art in a variety of genres. Emphasis on practical application of development, editing, and production of a literary magazine. Offered in spring semester every year. Repeatable for credit.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-368

    Credit Hours: 1
    When Offered
    Spring semester only
  
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    ENGL 370 - Writing Articles for Markets (W)


    A survey of the techniques of writing commercial articles such as feature, memoir, religion and travel/hobby, with an emphasis on the preparation of materials for publication.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-300

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ENGL 371 - Film Criticism (W)


    This course enables students to learn the process of writing film criticism. Focusing on four major types of writing (simple review, analytical critique, comparative analysis and documented research paper), the course expands students’ critical thinking and develops advanced writing strategies. Students are required to watch, analyze and discuss movies from various genres during the writing process.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-300 or COMM-200

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ENGL 379 - Seminar in Tutoring Writers


    A course designed to prepare students to lead effective writing consultations with student writers. Specifically, the course will prepare students to work in Lee University’s Peer Writing Assistant Program as writing center tutors, writing studio facilitators, or peer instructors for ENGL 091. Topics will include understanding writing and tutoring processes, working with diverse students from various disciplines, distinguishing between higher-order and lower-order concerns, and ensuring that students maintain ownership of their writing.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-110

    Credit Hours: 1
    When Offered
    Fall and Spring
  
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    ENGL 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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    ENGL 381 - Language Acquisition and Development


    An investigation of the cognitive processes of first and second language acquisition and development with special attention to the acquisition of literacy, language diversity and bilingualism.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-110

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Fall and Spring Semester
  
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    ENGL 382 - English Language Center Seminar


    A course to prepare and mentor students who are working with English Language Learners (ELLs) in Lee University’s English Language Center. Through assigned readings, guided discussions, and supervised teaching experiences, students will develop knowledge and skills for designing and delivering effective English language instruction for ELLs.  (Cross-listed with LING-382)

    Repeatable for credit.

    Credit Hours: 1
    When Offered
    Fall and Spring

  
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    ENGL 385 - Linguistics for Teaching English as a Second Language


    A presentation of the linguistic, psycholinguistic and sociocultural dimensions of second language teaching and learning. 

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-380 and ENGL-381

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Spring Semester
    Notes
    This course is also offered as LING-385.
  
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    ENGL 390 - Special Topics in English


    A course presenting various topics and research concerns. The topic will change to meet student demand and interest. 

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-110 and/or permission of the instructor

    Credit Hours: 1, 2, or 3
  
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    ENGL 409 - The Writing Life


    This course helps writing majors explore and develop a self-sustaining process and practice of writing. The class will model a professional writing life, allowing students to create their own projects, to compile reading lists of process essays, interviews, and creative pieces in their chosen genre, and to write analytical papers positioning their own work in broader communities of writers.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-309, plus one 300-level Writing course (ENGL-360, 361, 362, 363, or 364)

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ENGL 410 - Contemporary Literature (W)


    Contemporary Literature introduces students to major authors, movements and philosophies that shaped literary art during the last decades of the 20th century (post-1960). The course explores significant works of postmodern fiction, poetry or drama, giving special attention to how Christian faith can and should interact with this literature.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-300 and one additional 300-level course in the major

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Fall and Spring Semester
  
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    ENGL 420 - Senior Thesis


    Working under the direct supervision of a faculty member, this course is designed to engage students in a rigorous process of research and drafting resulting in an original, substantive, high-quality work of literary criticism.  English elective credit only.

    Prerequisites
    Engl-300, nine hours of upper-level literature courses, and instructor permission.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ENGL 421/422/423 - Internship


    A course which allows students to obtain practical skills in jobs related to the English discipline. Students receive one credit hour for every fifty hours worked at the internship placement. Repeatable for credit.

    Prerequisites
    Requires instructor approval.

    Credit Hours: 1 (421), 2 (422), 3 (423)
  
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    ENGL 424 - Practicum in Teaching


    A practicum which gives students the opportunity to gain teaching experience, enhance their knowledge of the discipline, and acquire skills that make them more attractive to prospective graduate schools.

    Prerequisites
    Successful completion of 15 hours of 300- or 400-level major courses, approval of application, and permission of instructor.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Notes
    May be repeated once for a total of two enrollments.
  
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    ENGL 431 - The American Novel (W)


    The reading and in-class analysis of representative American novels with some attention to related literary history and with a written analysis of one additional novel by each student.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-300

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ENGL 432 - The British Novel (W)


    The reading and in-class analysis of representative British novels with some attention to literary history and with a written analysis of some aspect of one of the novels.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-300

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ENGL 433 - Twentieth Century American Drama (W)


     

    This course is a survey of American dramatic literature from the twentieth century. These dramas will be examined in various contexts, including literary movements and critical theory, as well as biographically and historically. 

     

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-300

    Credit Hours: 3

  
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    ENGL 434 - U.S. Poetry:The New England Tradition (W)


    The reading and in-class analysis of representative U. S. poetry with some attention to literary history and a written analysis of a poem by students. This course is offered as part of the American Ethnic Studies: New England Studies trip.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL 110

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ENGL 435 - Contemporary British Fiction


    This course is intended to expose students to living writers in England. Special focus will be given to the cultural background of the authors and how those relate to contemporary issues in England.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-110

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Offered as part of the England: Literature and Writing cross-cultural trip.
  
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    ENGL 442 - Early Modern British Satire and Comedy


    A study of Restoration and eighteenth century British poetry and prose, with special attention to Dryden, Pope, Swift and Johnson.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-300

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ENGL 443 - English Romantic Period


    A study of the Romantic Movement with emphasis on the poetry of Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley and Keats, and on the essays of Lamb, Hazlitt, De Quincey and Landor. Some attention will be given to the critical writing and letters of the period.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-300

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ENGL 444 - Victorian Literature


    A study of the literature of Victorian Britain including representative authors of poetry, prose and fiction. The poetry of Tennyson, Browning, and Arnold will be emphasized.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-300

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ENGL 448 - Modern Literature


    Selection and examination of representative authors who wrote between 1850 and World War II.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-300

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ENGL 450 - Shakespeare


    A study of Shakespeare’s histories, comedies, tragedies, and poetry.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-300 and 311

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ENGL 451 - Chaucer


    Reading of Chaucer’s major works in Middle English, with brief consideration of other works in the Chaucer canon and attention to medieval English language and custom.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-300 and 311

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ENGL 452 - Milton


    A study of John Milton’s poetry, with major emphasis on Paradise Lost, and a brief survey of his prose.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-300 and 311

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ENGL 453 - T.S. Eliot’s Works


    A comprehensive study of selected Eliot works in the major genres of poetry, drama, and critical essay and his immense influence on Anglo-American (even worldwide) literature in the first half of the twentieth century.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-300

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ENGL 454 - Oxford “Inklings”: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Charles Williams


    A critical study of the three important writers of Christian fiction from Oxford, England, known as the Inklings in the 1930s and 40s: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Charles Williams. The emphasis is on the fiction they wrote for adults as a legacy for serious students of Christian themes.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-110

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ENGL 460 - Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry (W)


    Advanced training and practice of the techniques of creating poetry through writing, reading and critiquing original work in a workshop setting.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-360

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ENGL 461 - Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction (W)


    An advanced study of the techniques of writing fiction by learning, reading, practicing and critiquing established and original work in a writing workshop setting.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-361

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ENGL 462 - Advanced Creative Writing-Nonfiction


    Advanced training and practice of the techniques of creating nonfiction through writing, reading, and critiquing original work in a workshop setting.

    Prerequisites
    Any one of the following courses:

    ENGL-360, ENGL-361, ENGL-362, ENGL-363, ENGL-364 or ENGL-365

    Credit Hours: 3

  
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    ENGL 463 - Advanced Scriptwriting


    An advanced course in the theories and techniques of dramatic writing. Students will analyze the aesthetic of contemporary plays or screenplays. They will learn primarily through conceiving, writing, and developing an original play or screenplay. This is a writing-intensive, workshop-based class.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL/THEA 363 or ENGL/COMM 364

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ENGL 470 - Religious Rhetoric and Spiritual Quest (W)


    This course provides an overview of major figures in the history of Christian rhetoric, concentrating on those who influenced the later development of spiritual autobiography and of social/political movements based in Christian faith. Students will both study influential texts and write their own non-fiction works of spiritual quest.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-300

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ENGL 471 - Rhetorics of New and Digital Media (W)


    This is an advanced writing course focused on the rhetorical aspects of digital media.  Topics covered include multimedia composition, visual literacy, social media, online communities, and the evolving constructs of authorship and identity in writing for digital environments.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-300

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ENGL 472 - American Civil Rights Rhetoric


    This course provides an overview of major figures in the history of African American and Native American rhetorics, concentrating on nonfiction writers of several religious traditions who influenced the civil rights movements, mass protests, and cultural renaissances in the second half of the twentieth century. Students will both study influential texts and write their own nonfiction works of autobiography and auto ethnography.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL 300 and ENGL 309, or permission of the instructor.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ENGL 479 - Writing Experience: Practicum (W)


    A course providing students practical experience in writing, teaching writing, publishing or editing. The course is designed by the student in consultation with the faculty practicum director, and proposals must be approved by the Department of Language and Literature. Each practicum will include significant writing experience, regular meetings with the faculty director, direct supervision by a sponsor or mentor, and a written analysis of the experience at the course’s end. The practicum will be shaped to meet the student’s particular interest, focusing on creative writing, teaching writing or professional writing.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-309 and 12 hours of (W) writing courses

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Fall and Spring Semester
  
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    ENGL 481 - History of the English Language


    An introduction to the historical development of the English language from its Indo-European background through Old, Middle and Modern English.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ENGL 490 - Special Topics in English


    A course presenting various topics and research concerns. The topic will change to meet student demand and interest.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-300 and / or permission of instructor.

    Credit Hours: 1, 2, or 3
  
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    ENGL 495 - English in Christian Perspective (W)


    Through readings, oral discussion, a journal and a paper, English majors are assisted in the integration of the various facets of the major in relation to fundamental disciplinary concepts and overarching philosophical, theological and ethical concepts, guided by Christian perceptions of truth.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-300, plus the 12-hour core religion requirement. Preference will be given to second-semester juniors and seniors.

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Fall and Spring Semester
  
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    ENGL 510 - Young Adult Literature


    An overview of the genre of young adult literature with emphasis on pedagogical concerns and techniques. The student will be introduced to “classic” authors and works of young adult fiction, as well as contemporary young adult literary works that reflect current interests and concerns.

    Credit Hours: 3

Exercise Science

  
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    EXSC 205 - Foundations of Exercise Science


    This course is an overview of the components, careers, and basic terms and concepts in the field of Exercise Science. It will also review curriculum, major expectations, opportunities to participate in research and professional organizations, and includes ten hours of field experience.

    Prerequisites
    None.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    EXSC 215 - Exercise Techniques in Performance and Wellness


    This course seeks to provide the exercise professional the necessary background in proper techniques in exercise, spotting, and screening. Students will develop a knowledge of muscle groups predominantly involved in free weight and machine exercises that are used in the realm of personal training, strength, and conditioning and wellness.

    Prerequisites
    None.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EXSC 225 - Introduction to Research Methods and Statistics in Exercise Science


    This course introduces research methods and statistical analysis typical in the field of Exercise Science.

    Prerequisites
    MTHS-135

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EXSC 335 - Exercise Physiology I


    This course is designed to provide the essential physiological background that is necessary for an understanding of the human response to exercise.

    Prerequisites
    BIOS-110 or HSCS-231 or BIOS-332

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EXSC 365 - Kinesiology


    Review of basic anatomy, primarily the muscular system; relationship of the fundamental laws of physics to human movement, and mechanical principles of skill instruction and analysis.

    Prerequisites
    BIOS-110 or HSCS-231 or BIOS-332

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Offered Fall Semester.
  
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    EXSC 375 - Exercise Testing and Prescription


    A course providing knowledge and practical experience in exercise testing procedures and in the principles and guidelines of safe and effective exercise prescription.

    Prerequisites
    EXSC-335 is a pre-requisite for this course, but can also be taken simultaneously.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EXSC 385 - Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries


    This course outlines the theory and practice of athletic training for future athletic trainers, coaches, teachers and health care professionals.  Theory and techniques of athletic taping will be addressed.

    Prerequisites
    None.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EXSC 395 - Nutrition for Health and Performance


    This second nutrition course covers nutritional needs of diseased persons and those participating in various types and levels of physical activity and sport.

     

    Prerequisites
    CHYS-131 or CHYS-161, BIOS-231, and EXSC-335

    Credit Hours: 3

  
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    EXSC 435 - Exercise Physiology II


    This course is designed to provide a deeper understanding and application of concepts introduced in EXSC-335.

    Prerequisites
    EXSC-335

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Offered Spring Semester.
  
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    EXSC 445 - Exercise in Health and Disease


    A survey of the role of physical activity and exercise in individuals with chronic lifestyle-related diseases. Also investigates the use of exercise as a preventative measure against most chronic disease states.

    Prerequisites
    EXSC-435

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EXSC 455 - Program Design in Performance/Wellness


    This course is designed to equip students with the theory behind the development of training programs geared to improve muscular strength, power, speed, and agility. Additionally, it will aid in preparation for the nationally accredited Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification exam.

    Prerequisites
    EXSC-435

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EXSC 475 - Internship in Exercise Science


    The internship experience provides an opportunity for students to bridge the gap between theory and practice by gaining practical experience in an approved fitness/wellness agency under the general supervision of a University supervisor. 

    Prerequisites
    EXSC-465 (may be taken concurrently)

     

    Credit Hours: 3


Finance

  
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    FINC 281,282,283 - Special Topics in Finance


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

    Prerequisites
    Will vary accourding to topic.

    Credit Hours: Credit Hours: 1 (281), 2 (282), or 3 (283)
  
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    FINC 307 - Business Finance


    This course provides an overview of a firm’s investment and financing decisions from the perspective of the corporate manager.  The time-value of money, sources and costs of short-term and long-term financing, financial analysis and interpretation, capital budgeting, and cost of capital determination are studied.

     

    Prerequisites
    ACCT-242, and CISS-101, and MTHS-135

    Credit Hours: 3

  
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    FINC 308 - Intermediate Business Finance


    This course examines more advanced topics of concern to financial managers of corporations, with emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, capital structure, dividend policy, financial forecasting, and bankruptcy.

    Prerequisites
    FINC-307

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Students are required to have a financial calculator.
  
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    FINC 345 - Money & Financial Markets


    This course explains the functions of the financial system in the economy, including coverage of financial intermediaries, the Federal Reserve, monetary theory and policy, money markets, and capital markets. Theoretical foundations for management of a financial institution, such as a commercial bank, are considered. 

    Prerequisites
    FINC-307 and ECON-311

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Students are required to have a financial calculator.
  
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    FINC 370 - Investments & Portfolio Management


    This course is a study of individual investment instruments such as stocks, bonds, and mutual funds with regards to valuation, relationship of risk to required rates of return, and portfolio construction. Portfolio theory is explained, and creating, managing, and evaluating investment portfolios are covered.

    Prerequisites
    FINC-307

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    FINC 381,382,383 - Special Topics in Finance


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

    Prerequisites
    Will vary according to topic.

    Credit Hours: Credit Hours: 1 (381), 2 (382), or 3 (383)
  
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    FINC 430 - Financial Analysis and Valuation


    This course is a study of various techniques used in project and enterprise valuation.  Practical methods of discounted cash flow analysis, relative valuation using market multiples, and real options are discussed.

     

    Prerequisites
    FINC-307 and BUSN-261

    Credit Hours: 3

  
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    FINC 435 - Financial Derivatives


    This course examines financial derivatives including forwards, futures, options, swaps, and credit derivatives in the context of portfolio and risk management. Students will develop competencies in derivatives markets, pricing models, hedging methods, and trading strategies.

    Prerequisites
    FINC-307

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    FINC 440 - International Finance


    This course provides a foundation for financial decisions for a global enterprise. International financial markets, exchange rate determination, currency derivatives, exchange rate forecasts, exposure measurement and management, multinational capital budgeting, and cost of capital are covered.

    Prerequisites
    FINC-307, ECON-311 and BUSN-261

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    FINC 481,482,483 - Special Topics in Finance


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

    Prerequisites
    Will vary according to topic.

    Credit Hours: Credit Hours: 1 (481), 2 (482), or 3 (483)

French

  
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    FREN 110 - Elementary French FAST TRACK


    An accelerated course that allows students to earn credit for FREN-111 and FREN-112 in one semester.

    Credit Hours: 6
    Notes
    Students may not receive credit for both FREN-110 and FREN-111/112.
  
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    FREN 111 - Elementary French I


    A proficiency-oriented course designed to provide a functional elementary foundation in the basic skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing in French along with an integrated study of French culture.  There is no prerequisite.  It is elective credit only. No proficiency credit.

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Fall Semester
  
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    FREN 112 - Elementary French II


    A continuation of the proficiency-oriented elementary course.  Elective credit only. No proficiency credit.

    Prerequisites
    FREN-111 or equivalent 

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Spring Semester
  
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    FREN 210 - Intermediate French FAST TRACK


    An accelerated course that allows students to earn credit for FREN-211 and FREN-212 in one semester.

    Prerequisites
    FREN-112 or FREN-110, or placement.

    Credit Hours: 6
    Notes
    This course fulfills the B.A. core foreign language requirement. Students who demonstrate near-native oral proficiency in the target language may not enroll in any course in that language below the 300 level.
    Students may not receive credit for both FREN-210 and FREN-211/212.
  
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    FREN 211 - Intermediate French I


    A proficiency-oriented course designed to review essential structures in further detail and to improve the student’s ability in speaking, listening, reading and writing the French language.   One clock-hour of language cafe required per week. 

    Prerequisites
    FREN- 112, or FREN-110, or equivalent

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Fall Semester
    Notes
    This course fulfills 3 hrs of the B.A. core foreign language requirement. Students who demonstrate near-native oral proficiency in the target language may not enroll in any course in that language below the 300 level. Credit may be earned via proficiency examination consisting of an oral interview and a French grammar exam.
  
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    FREN 212 - Intermediate French II


    A proficiency-oriented course designed to review essential structures in further detail and to improve the student’s ability in speaking, listening, reading and writing the French language.   One clock-hour of language cafe required per week. 

    Prerequisites
    FREN-211, or FREN-211 proficiency credit

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Spring Semester
    Notes
    This course fulfills three hours of the B.A. six-hour core language requirement. Students who demonstrate near-native oral proficiency in the target language may not enroll in any course in that language below the 300 level.
  
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    FREN 320 - The Francophone World


    An advanced-level course, based on authentic target-language content, designed to practice essential vocabulary and structures to build students’ functional ability in French. This is done via a study of the Francophone world, its notable persons and events, and a Christian perspective on current issues relevant to the diverse nations of which it consists. Credit for this course may NOT be earned by proficiency examination.

    Prerequisites
    FREN-212 or FREN-210

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    FREN 341 - French Conversation


    A course designed to develop advanced oral comprehension skills and intermediate-high level speaking proficiency in French. This is done through extensive post-intermediate lexicon building in addition to review and expansion of oral grammar elements that support conversation at the advanced level (ACTFL Speaking Proficiency Guidelines-1999).  Conducted in French. One clock hour of language cafe required per week.

     

    Prerequisites
    FREN-210, FREN-212, or FREN-212 proficiency credit

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Fall semester
    Notes
    Credit for this course may be earned by proficiency exam demonstrating advanced-low speaking proficiency, plus a French grammar exam.

  
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    FREN 342 - French Writing


    A study and practicum of French writing, with a review and expansion of supporting grammatical structures. With the focus on writing for varied audiences and tasks, students will also practice oral French and structures as needed to enhance advanced-level writing tasks.  Fren-342 may be repeated once for a maximum of 6 hours. Conducted in French. 

    Prerequisites
    FREN-210, FREN-212, or proficiency credit

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Fall Semester
    Notes
    Credit for this course may be earned by proficiency exam demonstrating advanced-mid level writing, plus a French grammar exam.
  
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    FREN 350 - French for Professions


    A course offering French majors and minors the content to build communicative skills in their individual and diverse areas of academic expertise. Content is individualized for each participant, while development of oral and written proficiency is given attention in group sessions. Works and research topics assigned depend on students’ academic major or areas of interest within their major.

    Prerequisites
    FREN-342

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Enrollment in this course is restricted to students who are majoring or minoring in French.
  
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    FREN 490 - French Readings and Research


    A course offering French majors a list of important works of francophone literature for reading in preparation for advanced studies abroad, or for graduate school. Works and research topics assigned depend on students’ academic experience to date. Readings vary to meet student or current academic demand and interest. May be repeated once for credit, provided the reading and research is different than that undertaken the first time.

    Prerequisites
    FREN-350

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Enrollment in this course is restricted to French majors only.
  
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    FREN 491-SIF - Semester in France/Special Topics


    A one-hour course presenting various topics and research concerns, offered only in France. The topic will change to meet individual student demand and interest. Course may be repeated multiple times, provided topic is different each time, to accommodate credit required for 12 hour semester-abroad program in Strasbourg, France. Conducted in French. 

    Prerequisites
    21 hours of completed French courses (FREN-212 and higher), admission to the BCA program in France, and approval of program director.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    FREN 492-SIF - Semester in France/Special Topics


    A two-hour course presenting various topics and research concerns, offered only in France. The topic will change to meet individual student demand and interest. Course may be repeated multiple times, provided topic is different each time, to accommodate credit required for 12 hour semester-abroad program in Strasbourg, France. Conducted in French.  

    Prerequisites
    21 hours of completed French courses (FREN-212 and higher), admission to the BCA program in France, and approval of program director.

    Credit Hours: 2
  
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    FREN 493* - Special Topics in French


    A course offering a variety of topics and research concerns. The topic will change to meet student or current academic demand and interest. Course may be repeated once for credit, provided the topic is different than that taken the first time.  Conducted in French.

    Prerequisites
    FREN-341 and FREN342 or FREN-341/342 proficiency credit

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Spring Semester
  
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    FREN 493-SIF - Semester in France/Special Topics


    A three-hour course presenting various topics and research concerns, offered only in France. The topic will change to meet individual student demand and interest. Course may be repeated multiple times, provided topic is different each time, to accommodate credit required for 12 hour semester-abroad program in Strasbourg, France. Conducted in French. 

    Prerequisites
    21 hours of completed French courses, admission to the BCA program in France, and approval of program director.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    FREN 494-SIF - Semester in France/Special Topics


    A four-hour course presenting various topics and research concerns, offered only in France. The topic will change to meet individual student demand and interest. Course may be repeated multiple times, provided topic is different each time, to accommodate credit required for 12 hour semester-abroad program in Strasbourg, France. Conducted in French. 

    Prerequisites
    21 hours of completed French courses, admission to the BCA program in France, and approval of program director.

    Credit Hours: 4

General and Interdisciplinary Studies

  
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    GNST 100 - Foundations for Success


    Foundations for Success introduces students to academic strategies and techniques to maximize their success in college courses. Designed for real-time application of skills, GNST-100 provides each student with a Peer Mentor and an ePortfolio to document academic achievements. This course is a requirement for students entering the university on Academic Probation.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    GNST 110 - Exploring Academic Strengths


    This course is an initial exploration into the role personal strengths play in the undergraduate experience of adult non-traditional and distance learners.  Students are introduced to the Clifton Strengths Finder instrument and probe its implications for their academic journey and projected vocations.  This reflective investigation serves as one means for an acute exploration of personal calling and career choices.

    Prerequisites
    No pre-requisites.  Core Requirement.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Notes
    Computer-Assisted Instruction
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students.
  
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    GNST 111 - Pathways to Student Success


    The intent of this course is to equip students with foundational skills to become self-motivated learners.  This will be accomplished by introducing students to basic resources available through Lee University and Squires Library, exploring students’ strengths through the CliftonStrengths for Students Top 5 assessment, and discussing calling and vocation within the framework of a Christian education.

    Prerequisites
    None

    Credit Hours: 2
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students.
  
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    GNST 137 - Techniques for Tutors


    A course designed to prepare tutors for the Academic Support Program by exploring the traits of effective tutors and the various facets of the tutorial process.

    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: registration with Academic Support Program as a tutor, GPA of 3.0 or higher in course desired to tutor, and two faculty recommendations.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    GNST 199 - Resident Assistant Training Seminar


    A seminar to provide Resident Assistants the necessary skills in order to effectively confront the variety of issues of campus life. Requires co-requisite enrollment in GNST-199L (lab) for zero credit hours.

    Prerequisites
    Permission of instructor.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    GNST 250 - Individually Arranged Cross-Cultural Experience


    Involves participation in an individually independently arranged cross-cultural experience of no less than 45 hours of in-depth interpersonal interaction including traveling, living and studying abroad or in some cases participating in a local church congregation with a significantly different culture.  Work for this course is done independently by the student under the direction of the Global Perspectives Director. Applications for the Individually Arranged Cross-Cultural Experience must be submitted by the deadline as specified in the Academic Calendar and approved by the Global Perspectives Committee. Students interested in conducting an Individually Arranged Study must first enroll in GNST-250 for the semester during which they plan to conduct the study.

    Core Requirement.

    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: ANTH 200.

    Credit Hours: 1 to 3

  
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    GNST 251 - Cross-Cultural Experience


    A variable content course designed to allow students first-hand experiential learning while participating in a faculty-led cross-cultural experience including traveling, living and studying abroad or domestically.  Completion of the course requires documentation and reflection of experiences. One credit hour will be awarded for short domestic or international cross-cultural experiences less than one month in duration (GNST-251).

     Core Requirement.

    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: ANTH 200.

    Credit Hours: 1

 

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