Sep 24, 2022  
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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    CRS 3398 - Cultural Studies Internship

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Approval of the internship coordinator.
    A structured off-campus experience in a supervised setting chosen in relation to the student’s focus and interests in one of the interdisciplinary programs in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Students meet with the internship coordinator to develop an appropriate plan which leads to the writing of a research-oriented paper or research project. 100 hours per semester required at internship site.

  
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    KSU 0090 - Academic Support Skills Seminar

    1 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Academic Standing of Probation.
    KSU 0090 is a 10-week, one-credit-hour course designed to help probation students regain Good Academic Standing. Offered in conjunction with the established university probation policy, the course is required for first-time, full-time (FTFT) students who have satisfied the institutional first-year requirement but whose SGPA is below 2.0. Students will learn academic skills and attitudes for college success. Individual Development Plans are created with each student. “S”/”U” grading only.


Accounting

  
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    ACCT 2100 - Introduction to Financial Accounting

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: ENGL 1101 and MATH 1111 or higher; Non-business Majors: ENGL 1101 and MATH 1101 or higher.
    An introduction to the language of business. Focuses on financial statements and their use in decision-making. Designed for business and non-business majors.

     

    Notes: Offered as an online course.

  
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    ACCT 2200 - Introduction to Managerial Accounting

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ACCT 2100.
    An introduction to how accounting information is used to manage a business. Includes managerial problem-solving techniques and current trends in managerial decision-making.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    ACCT 3100 - Intermediate Financial Accounting I

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement and a grade of “B” or better in both ACCT 2100 and ACCT 2200; Non-business Majors: A grade of “B” or better in both ACCT 2100 and ACCT 2200 and permission of the Coles College of Business.
    This course focuses on the collection, analysis, and reporting of financial accounting information. The course includes theory and application of financial accounting concepts within the framework of accounting as an information system. The course also covers several technical accounting topics from a preparer’s perspective.

  
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    ACCT 3200 - Concepts in Federal Taxation

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement and a grade of “B” or better in both ACCT 2100 and ACCT 2200; Non-business Majors: A grade of “B” or better in both ACCT 2100 and ACCT 2200 and permission of the Coles College of Business.
    Focuses on the fundamental principles and concepts applicable to tax liability determination and tax planning, including an introduction to tax research methodology.

  
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    ACCT 3300 - Accounting Information Systems

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement and a grade of “C” or better in ACCT 3100; Non-business Majors: A grade of “C” or better in ACCT 3100 and permission of the Coles College of Business.
    A continuation of accounting transaction processing concepts; internal controls and systems analysis and design.

  
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    ACCT 3396 - Cooperative Study

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement, approval of the Coordinator of cooperative education/internships (KSU Career Services), and a grade of “C” or better in ACCT 3100; Non-business Majors: Not available to non-business majors.
    A supervised work experience program for a minimum of two semesters at a site in business, industry or government. For sophomore, junior or senior level students who wish to obtain successive on the job experience in conjunction with their academic training.

    Notes: Co-op credit can be used only in the “Business Electives” area of the BBA.
  
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    ACCT 3398 - Internship

    1-9 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement, approval of the Coordinator of cooperative education/ internships (KSU Career Services), and a grade of “C” or better in ACCT 3100; Non-business Majors: Not available to non-business majors.
    A supervised credit-earning work experience of one academic semester with a previously approved business firm, private agency or government agency. A research paper is required to receive credit. For junior or senior students who wish to participate in an on the job experience in which they may apply their academic training. The work experience may not be with a current employer. The course will be graded on an S/U basis.

    Notes: Internship credit can be used only in the “Business Electives” area of the BBA.
  
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    ACCT 4050 - Intermediate Financial Accounting II

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement and a grade of “C” or better in ACCT 3100; Non-business Majors: A grade of “C” or better in ACCT 3100 and permission of the Coles College of Business.
    A continuation of intermediate financial accounting theory and applications, with a focus on detailed technical topics and specialized problems.

  
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    ACCT 4100 - Advanced Financial Accounting

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement, a grade of “C” or better in ACCT 3100 and ACCT 4050; Non-business Majors: A grade of “C” or better in ACCT 3100, ACCT 4050, and permission of the Coles College of Business.
    Study of specialized topics in financial accounting, including business combinations, consolidations, and partnerships.

  
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    ACCT 4150 - Auditing and Assurance

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement, a grade of “C” or better in ACCT 3100 and ACCT 3300; Non-business Majors: A grade of “C” or better in ACCT 3100, ACCT 3300, and permission of the Coles College of Business.
    This course teaches audit theory, attestation, and assurance services. It focuses on the concepts of risk, control, evidence, and ethics for financial reporting and internal control purposes.

  
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    ACCT 4152 - Internal Auditing

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement, a grade of “C” or better in ACCT 3100, ACCT 3300, and ACCT 4150; Non-business Majors: a grade of “C” or better in ACCT 3100, ACCT 3300 and ACCT 4150 and permission of the Coles College of Business.
    This course covers internal auditing from a broad perspective to gain a further understanding of the internal audit profession as well as governance, risk assessment, controls, and audit concepts that the internal auditors need to know and understand.

  
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    ACCT 4200 - Advanced Managerial Accounting

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement and a grade of “C” or better in ACCT 3100; Non-business Majors: A grade of “C” or better in ACCT 3100 and permission of the Coles College of Business.
    Focuses on specialized topics in managerial accounting theory and application.

  
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    ACCT 4250 - Advanced Taxation

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement, a grade of “C” or better in ACCT 3100 and ACCT 3200; Non-business Majors: a grade of “C” or better in ACCT 3100 and ACCT 3200 and permission of the Coles College of Business.
    A continuation of income tax concepts, types of taxpayers, decision making strategies, tax research and planning, professional standards and ethics, and the relationship and differences between financial and tax accounting.

  
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    ACCT 4300 - International Accounting

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement, a grade of “C” or better in ACCT 3100, and 6 semester hours of 4000-level Accounting courses; Non-business Majors: 60 semester hours including 6 semester hours of 4000-level Accounting courses, a grade of “C” or better in ACCT 3100, and permission of the Coles College of Business.
    Introduction to accounting-related skills, tools, and knowledge sets useful in the context of investment in and management of international enterprises. Covers translation of foreign currency financial statements, accounting for foreign-currency transactions and hedges, comparative accounting and disclosure, ethics and other relevant topics.

  
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    ACCT 4350 - Accounting Systems Audit and Control

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement, a grade of “C” or better in ACCT 3100 and ACCT 3300; Non-business Majors: A grade of “C” or better in ACCT 3100, ACCT 3300, and permission of the Coles College of Business.
    The study of the control and security of accounting information systems with an auditing perspective. Topics covered include: The quality of information, information technology (IT) audit process, types of IT audits, ethics, fraud, forensic auditing, computer assisted audit tools and techniques, and IT governance.

  
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    ACCT 4400 - Directed Study

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement, a grade of “C” or better in ACCT 3100, and approval of instructor and the Director of the School of Accountancy prior to registration; Non-business Majors: A grade of “C” or better in ACCT 3100 and approval of instructor, the director of the School of Accountancy and the Coles College of Business.
    Special topics of an advanced nature not in the regular course offerings.

  
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    ACCT 4490 - Special Topics in Accounting

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement, a grade of “C” or better in ACCT 3100, and approval of instructor and the Director of the School of Accountancy; Non-business Majors: 60 semester hours, a grade of “C” or better in ACCT 3100, and approval of the instructor, the director of the School of Accountancy, and the Coles College of Business.
    Selected special topics of interest to faculty and students.

  
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    ACCT 4600 - Governmental and Not-for Profit Accounting

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement and a grade of “C” or better in ACCT 3100; Non- business Majors: A grade of “C” or better in ACCT 3100 and permission of the Coles College of Business.
    Study of accounting and reporting practices for state/local governments and not-for-profit organizations. Course includes consideration of current events and other topical issues related to governments and not-for-profit organizations.

  
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    ACCT 4700 - Valuation of Closely Held Businesses

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement, FIN 3100, and a grade of “C” or better in ACCT 3100 and ACCT 3200; Non-business Majors: FIN 3100, a grade of “C” or better in ACCT 3100 and ACCT 3200, and permission of the Coles College of Business.
    The study of fundamental concepts and valuation methods used to value a closely held business when there is no established market price. When determining the future benefit stream of a business entity and the associated risk, concepts from finance, economics, accounting and taxation will be incorporated.


African and African Diaspora Studies

  
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    AADS 1101 - Introduction to African Diaspora Studies

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: None.
    This course provides a developmental introduction to the interdisciplinary origins and methods of African and African Diaspora Studies (also known as Black, Africana, African American, and Pan-African Studies). Students compare and contrast historical, cultural, economic, and social phenomena in Africa to African-descended people in the Americas, Europe, Oceania and Asia. Students learn about African and African Diaspora Studies as a field of intellectual inquiry and key contributions of pioneers from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds.

  
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    AADS 1102 - Issues in African and African Diaspora Studies

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: None.
    This course provides an overview of key concepts, problems, themes, strategies, and methods of African Diaspora Studies (also known as Black, Africana, African American, and Pan-African Studies). Students explore recent political, economic, and social problems facing the African Diaspora, especially issues of race, class, gender, religion, and ethnicity. Students learn how Africana Studies alumni have used their expertise in addressing these issues and how the discipline is relevant to their own career path.

  
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    AADS 2260 - Research Methodologies

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: MATH 1107 and AADS 2100.
    This course is designed to expose the student to the variety of interdisciplinary research methodologies, both quantitative and qualitative, to prepare them for the methodological approaches appropriate for their chosen concentrations in African and African Diaspora Studies.

  
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    AADS 3380 - Study Abroad

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior or Senior status and permission of the instructor.
    This course fulfills the study abroad requirement of the B.A. in African and African Diaspora Studies. The content of the course varies depending on available course offerings, but focuses on locations in Africa or locations significantly influenced by the African Diaspora.

  
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    AADS 3398 - Internship

    3-6 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior or Senior status and permission of the instructor.
    This course is an out-of-the-classroom structured experience in a supervised setting that is related to the student’s major and career interests. Practical experience is combined with scholarly research under the guidance of faculty and the internship supervisor. Internship sites must be secured in advance of the semester of the placement and must be approved by the instructor and internship coordinator.

  
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    AADS 3500 - The Black Woman

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 1102.
    This course introduces students to the experiences, theoretical contributions, and representations of Black women in the United States from feminist, literary, historical, and psychological perspectives. Students learn: (a) the impact of racial and gender oppression in the lived experiences of Black women historically and contemporarily; (b) the various ways Black women have coped with and resisted their oppression; and (c) the intersectional effects of class and sexual identity on Black women’s lives.

  
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    AADS 3780 - Trends in African and African Diaspora Studies

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 1101.
    This course focuses on current trends, issues, problems, and strategies in the field of African and African Diaspora Studies (also known as Black, Africana, African American, and Pan-African Studies). Particular attention is paid to how socio-demographic variables, such as race, gender, class, religion, and/or ethnicity impact the issues facing the African Diaspora.

    Notes: The course may be repeated with a change of content.
  
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    AADS 4040 - Major Issues and Figures

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 1102.
    This course offers an in-depth examination of a major issue or figure relevant to the field of African and African Diaspora Studies (also known as Black, Africana, African American, and Pan-African Studies).

    Notes: The course may be repeated with a change of content.
  
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    AADS 4100 - Directed Applied Research

    1-6 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: AADS 2260 and consent of the instructor and department chair.
    This course offers students the opportunity to investigate AADS-oriented concepts and issues by participating in faculty-supervised research or scholarship. Course content and instructional methodologies are determined by the faculty member in discussion with the student.

  
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    AADS 4400 - Directed Study in African and African Diaspora Studies

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: AADS 2260, approval of the instructor and department chair.
    This course is offered to students interested in investigating special topics and seminars external to regular course offerings. A maximum of 3 hours of AADS 4400 may be used toward satisfying the upper-division major requirements.

  
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    AADS 4490 - Special Topics in African and African Diaspora Studies

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 1101.
    A study of selected topics of interest to faculty and students relevant to the field of African and African-Diaspora Studies (also known as Black, Africana, African American, and Pan-African Studies).

    Notes: The course may be repeated with a change of content.
  
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    AADS 4499 - Senior Seminar

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: AADS 2260 plus 21 hours of upper level courses or permission of instructor.
    A capstone course in which students connect and integrate learning from AADS and other courses that they have taken in their concentration, explore the deeper issues in the discipline, research and write a senior thesis, and make technology-assisted presentation of their findings to a committee of AADS faculty.


American Studies

  
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    AMST 1102 - American Identities

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: None.
    This course explores what it means to be “American.” Examining “American Identities” from local and global perspectives, and through a variety of disciplinary frameworks, this course focuses on the diverse forms of “American Identity,” as well as the social and cultural histories that have shaped these identities. Students examine their own and others’ identities. Students gain knowledge and skills related to intercultural relations through various methods that include research, reading, writing, performance, and class activities.

  
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    AMST 3700 - Principles and Methods of American Studies

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 1102.
    Critically examines the meaning and culture of America locally and globally. This reading, writing, and discussion-based course introduces students to the interdisciplinary study of American cultures. The course uses a wide variety of readings and activities from multiple academic disciplines and popular culture.

  
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    AMST 3710 - U.S. in the World

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 1102.
    Examines “America” as a cultural signifier that circulates around the world. These representations not only travel to other countries, but also return to us in cultural products from other countries. In addition to cultural theory, we will look at film, television, literature, and music. A primary concern is to interrogate what ideological assumptions underlie our notion of what “America” means.

  
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    AMST 3740 - American Popular Culture

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 1102.
    Critical analysis of popular culture in American society. A particular offering of the course could focus on a specific area of popular culture (e.g., books, music, sports, food, mass consumption or advertising) or survey several of those topics. Historical and theoretical readings will support students’ analysis of primary texts, including examples highlighting the globalization of American popular culture, mass markets and niche markets, the social formation of taste, and shifts in society’s preferences for mass consumption in different time periods.

    Notes: Course may be repeated for credit provided the content differs entirely from the previous offering.
  
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    AMST 3750 - Place in American Culture

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 1102.
    This course offers a thematic study of the cultural, social, and economic patterns of American places using texts and methods from a variety of disciplines such as history, literature, and sociology. Employing the techniques of critical reading and historical analysis, students interrogate texts ranging from contemporary prize-winning novels, film and media representations, to primary historical documents to gain a fuller understanding of both the place studied and the significance of “place” in culture.

    Notes: Course may be repeated for credit provided the content differs entirely from the previous offering.
  
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    AMST 3760 - Advanced Studies in American Identities

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 1102.
    Examines the construction of individual identities and identity groups in American culture. Students survey and critique a range of texts expressing and representing the formation of identity constructions around such categories as race, gender, ethnicity, national origin, class, and sexuality. Students consider the various historical, cultural and social forces that shape (and sometimes resist) diverse views of American identity both within and outside the U.S.

    Notes: Course may be repeated with a change in content.
  
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    AMST 3770 - American Cultural Productions

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 1102.
    Examines the production, interpretation, performance, circulation, and contestation of cultural practices and activities that produce ideas and beliefs about “America.” The course may focus on a particular cultural product (e.g., the suburbs) or cultural productions related to a particular historical period (e.g., the Great Depression) or to another discrete category (e.g., racial productions).

    Notes: Course may be repeated with a change in content.
  
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    AMST 3780 - American Cultural Movements

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 1102.
    Examines the history of and relationships between selected cultural movements in the United States through an interdisciplinary lens. Drawing primarily on historical resources and cultural texts, the course analyzes the evolution and conduct of movements or of a particular major movement, as well as the evolution of academic inquiry and understanding of these movements.

    Notes: Course may be repeated with a change in content.
  
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    AMST 4490 - Special Topics in American Studies

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 1102.
    A study of selected special topics of interest to faculty and students.

    Notes: Course may be repeated for credit provided the content differs entirely from the previous offering.

Anthropology

  
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    ANTH 2105 - Social Issues: Perspectives in Anthropology

    2 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 2 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 0099 and READ 0099.
    This course provides students with the knowledge and tools necessary to critically examine world social issues from the social science perspective of anthropology. The discipline of anthropology examines the effects of cultural behavior on contemporary issues and problems confronting people around the world.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    ANTH 2201 - Introduction to Anthropology

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Introduction to anthropology’s four major subfields: biological anthropology, archeology, cultural anthropology, and linguistics.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    ANTH 2220 - The Anthropology of Death

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 1101.
    In this course, students examine how anthropologists have looked at the topic of death from a multitude of perspectives. Students explore the importance of death to the field of anthropology and also use it as a lens to examine American attitudes toward and rituals surrounding death.

  
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    ANTH 2777 - Anthropology of Tourism

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: None.
    This course introduces students to anthropological explorations of tourists and tourism. It enables students to understand the deep cultural impact of contact through reading historical and contemporary ethnographic works of tourism and tourists, and their respective impacts on cultures and identities.

  
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    ANTH 3300 - Anthropological Theory

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ANTH 3307 and any two of ANTH 3301, ANTH 3303, ANTH 3305.
    This course surveys the historical development of anthropological theory. It emphasizes the major theories and theoreticians in the discipline of anthropology and their importance for understanding contemporary anthropological research.

  
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    ANTH 3301 - Human Origins

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ANTH 2201.
    This course is an introduction to the evolutionary origins of humans. Major topics include evolutionary theory, primate behavior and taxonomy, the fossil record of human and non-human primate evolution, and the interaction of culture and biology as it relates to human evolution.

  
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    ANTH 3303 - Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ANTH 2201.
    Languages constitute the social life and cultural practices that anthropologists study. This course introduces the student to anthropological approaches to the study of language use, which is distinct from a linguist’s approach to language. Students learn how languages shape and reflect our thoughts and identities. Students examine the complex world of meaning-making, which form the fundamental component of our social, political, economic, and cultural life.

  
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    ANTH 3305 - Principles of Archeology

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ANTH 2201 or permission of the instructor.
    Archeology is the subfield of anthropology that has as its goal the understanding of the human past by studying the material remains that people leave. This course will cover the history, goals, methods, and theoretical base of current technology. Cultural resource management will be introduced as well.

  
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    ANTH 3307 - Cultural Anthropology

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ANTH 2201.
    The comparative study of human cultures and societies through use of cross-cultural analysis of human behavior and case studies. Major foci are comparisons between universal and culturally relative aspects of human behavior, comparative social organization, cultural change and adaptation, and contemporary global cultural problems.

  
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    ANTH 3310 - Cultural Diversity in the U.S.

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ANTH 2201.
    The interrelated issues of culture, race, ethnicity, identity, gender, and social stratification in American society are examined through a holistic and comparative perspective with an emphasis on the examination of case studies.

  
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    ANTH 3315 - Indigenous Peoples of the Southeast United States

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ANTH 2201.
    An examination of the culture of the prehistoric, historic and contemporary Native Americans of the Southeastern U.S. including the Mound Builders, Cherokees, Creeks, Choctaws, and Seminoles.

  
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    ANTH 3320 - Lab in Physical Anthropology

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ANTH 3301 (or concurrent enrollment) and MATH 1107.
    This course provides students with practice in techniques used by physical anthropologists in areas such as: human skeletal anatomy, forensic anthropology, paleontology, primatology, human growth and development, and population genetics. In addition, students get an introduction to important literature in the field. This course is a prerequisite for some upper division physical anthropology courses

  
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    ANTH 3321 - Indigenous Peoples of North America

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ANTH 2201.
    The study of contemporary issues affecting Native American peoples through a survey of traditional cultures and culture change.

  
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    ANTH 3335 - Archeology Field Techniques

    3-6 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ANTH 3305.
    This course is an archaeological field course designed to teach students the skills and techniques of modern archaeological survey, excavation, and laboratory analysis. The site of the local field school varies from year to year, but the international opportunity is an archaeological site in Belize, Central America. Contact the professor prior to registration for the determination of credit hours.

     

  
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    ANTH 3340 - Religion, Magic, and Culture

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ANTH 3307.
    This course examines the anthropological approach to religion and magic, which privileges local religious experiences and practices and places them in socio-cultural context. This course encourages students to consider the roles that religions play within broader adaptive systems, and how religions alternately promote both cultural stability and cultural change. Cosmologies, religious systems, and magical systems of thought are explored from an anthropological perspective.

  
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    ANTH 3345 - Food and Culture

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ANTH 2105, ANTH 2201, or permission of the instructor.
    This class takes a global look at the social, symbolic, and political-economic roles of food, including how people in different cultures and environments throughout history define themselves through their foodways. The course explores a cross-cultural range of identities and socialities built through food production, preparation, and consumption, and how these change over time.

  
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    ANTH 3350 - Cultures and Societies of the World

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ANTH 3307.
    A comparative survey of culture and social organization in various regions of the world with a focus on contemporary social problems, cultural change and adaptation.

  
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    ANTH 3355 - Capitalisms and Cultures in Asia

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ANTH 2201.
    This course compares and contrasts various forms of capitalisms and cultures in Asia to understand the dynamics of society and political life. This course enables students to develop a global perspective on critical issues that concern policymakers, business-strategists, development-workers, and academics from an anthropological perspective. Students compare and contrast various forms of capitalism in Asia from an anthropological vantage point for understanding dynamics of society and political life in Asia.

  
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    ANTH 3360 - Anthropology and Africa

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ANTH 3307.
    This course introduces students to methods, theories, and topics in African historical and contemporary anthropology. Particular emphasis is placed on how people from the West have encountered and come to understand African peoples and vice versa. This course examines how the colonial encounter helped structure methodological and conceptual formulations in anthropology and subsequent critiques and revisions. It also examines many contemporary African issues through the lens of anthropology.

  
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    ANTH 3365 - Afro-Brazilian Culture and Politics

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 1102.
    This course explores the Afro-Brazilian experience in multi-racial Brazil, where the majority of the population is of African descent. This course focuses on how Afro-Brazilian culture, politics, music, samba, capoeira (martial arts), carnival and religion have impacted and often defined Brazilian society and culture. The course also focuses on Brazilian racial identity, social movements and racism. Brazil is constantly situated within the African Diaspora.

  
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    ANTH 3380 - Maya Archeology

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ANTH 3305.
    This course is designed to introduce students to the ancient Maya, whose civilization flourished in the lowlands of Central America between 1000 B.C. and A.D. 1500. It also examines reasons for the rise and fall of classic Maya civilization, including topics such as the development of complexity, settlement, subsistence, art and architecture, ritual and religion, and intellectual achievements.

  
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    ANTH 3390 - Lab in Archeology

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ANTH 3305.
    This course introduces laboratory methods through a project-oriented, hands-on format. A major focus of the course is on the inferential processes through which archaeologists recover and understand the past. This course also introduces many of the important principles and concepts that archaeologists use to analyze, manage, curate, and publish artifacts and the data associated with them. In addition, it allows the opportunity to have some hands-on experience with artifacts. Hands-on experiments in class help reinforce the theoretical concepts. Finally, the main goal is for the student to get basic “literacy” with respect to archaeological analysis and develop good lab habits rather than master any particular kind of analysis.

  
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    ANTH 3397 - Anthropology Practicum

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ANTH 3300, ANTH 4450, 90 credit hours completed, and permission of the instructor.
    This course is a structured field-based or on-campus research experience in a supervised setting related to anthropology. Practical experience is combined with scholarly research in the topical area of the practicum under the guidance of a faculty committee. Projects are selected in advance of the semester of the practicum. Students learn to apply research skills in a practical setting.

  
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    ANTH 3398 - Internship in Anthropology

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ANTH 3300, ANTH 4450, 90 credit hours completed, and permission of the instructor.
    A structured off-campus experience in a supervised setting that is related to the student’s major. Practical experience is combined with scholarly research in the topical area of the internship, under the guidance of an interdisciplinary faculty committee. Sites must be selected in advance of the semester of the internship.

    Notes: A departmental internship orientation session is scheduled once a semester.
  
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    ANTH 3521 - Ethnography of Media: Global Perspectives

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ANTH 2105, ANTH 2201, or permission of the instructor.
    This course examines how media images and usage shape the identities of individuals and groups around the world. Drawing on ethnographic studies done by anthropologists, this course prepares students to see how representations of peoples, places, practices, and events in the media shape our ideas about others and ourselves. Individuals’ and groups’ relationship with the media is the key element in understanding how people relate to each other within and across cultures and political boundaries.

  
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    ANTH 3777 - Global Ethnographies of Labor

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ANTH 2201.
    This course establishes the centrality of labor in understanding social identities and social change around the world. It emphasizes the cross-cultural meaning of “labor.” Through ethnographies, it locates the effects of larger global processes like development, war, tourism, and their changing impact on meaning of labor for people’s individual and collective identities.

  
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    ANTH 3999 - Anthropology of Gender

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ANTH 2201.
    This course introduces students to anthropological approaches to studying gender relationships in various cultural contexts. It familiarizes students with the relationship between feminism and anthropology. It examines how the research of feminist anthropologists shaped the central theoretical, methodological, and ethical concerns within anthropology. It also emphasizes why ethnographic methods are essential for understanding the complex gender relationships in a globalizing world.

  
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    ANTH 4100 - Directed Applied Research

    1-6 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Any upper-division anthropology course and approval of the instructor and department chair.
    This course offers students an opportunity to investigate anthropologically-oriented concepts and issues by assisting in faculty-led research or scholarship. Course content and instructional methodologies are identified by the faculty’s needs and expectations.

  
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    ANTH 4400 - Directed Study in Anthropology

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Approval of the instructor and department chair.
    Covers special topics and seminars external to regular course offerings. May include original research projects and practicum experiences.

  
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    ANTH 4405 - Human Variation

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ANTH 3301.
    This course provides an understanding of the nature and extent of human biological variation, as well as an understanding of how it is studied. The course focuses on two separate yet inter-connected topics: the biological variation that exists within our species, Homo sapiens; and the concept of race.

  
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    ANTH 4420 - Lab in Forensic Anthropology

    0 Class Hours 6 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ANTH 2201 or ANTH 3320 and permission of the instructor.
    This laboratory class provides an overview to the field of forensic anthropology for undergraduates. Forensic anthropology is an applied field of physical anthropology that seeks to recover, identify, and evaluate human skeletal remains within a medico-legal context. This generally includes the determination of an unidentified individual’s sex, age, ancestry, stature, and in many cases, circumstances surrounding death.

  
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    ANTH 4421 - North American Archeology

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ANTH 3305.
    An introduction to archaeological goals, methods, and interpretation of the prehistory of North America.

  
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    ANTH 4425 - Historical Archeology

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ANTH 3305.
    The course introduces students to methods and issues in American historical archeology. Particular emphasis is placed upon archaeological methods and documentary research, changing gender roles, ethnicity, and technological innovations. Case studies will focus on the South but other regional contexts may also be included.

  
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    ANTH 4430 - Environmental Anthropology Field Methods

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ANTH 2201.
    This course exposes students to the field of environmental anthropology as they experience fieldwork in the natural environments of Georgia. The intensive field methods and research approaches in this course allow students to learn how to work as part of an anthropological research team as they examine and evaluate global research issues in environmental anthropology at the local and regional level. The course includes topical lectures, field methods, lab analysis, and interactive team projects.

  
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    ANTH 4450 - Research Methods in Anthropology

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: MATH 1107, ANTH 3307, and any two of ANTH 3301, ANTH 3303, ANTH 3305.
    Major theoretical ideas and methods used in anthropological research are examined with a focus on applying them in research and practice.

  
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    ANTH 4490 - Special Topics in Anthropology

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Prerequisites will vary with each course. The prerequisites will be listed in the schedule of classes.
    Selected topics of interest to faculty and students.


Applied Computer Science

  
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    ACST 2301 - Problem-Solving and Digital Game Design

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 0099, READ 0099, if required.
    This course is an introduction to programming and problem solving, emphasizing the analysis of problems and design of solutions using a game design engine.  Content will also include an introduction to computer game design, with example games and game projects.    Concepts covered will include programming logic structures, object-oriented design, prototyping, game design approach, Agile Development, real-time constraints, threaded objects, inter-object communication, object inheritance, alarms, event management, elementary graphics, beta-testing, play-balance, and user-interface design.

  
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    ACST 3150 - Programming with .NET Framework

    3 Class Hours 2 Laboratory Hours 4 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ACST 2301.
    This course covers the fundamentals of programming with C# by using Visual Studio and the.NET framework.  Topics discussed in this course include programming with the Visual Studio environment, basic syntax of the C# language, classes and objects, Inheritance, Interfaces and abstract classes, program flow and events, generics, collections, graphic applications.    

  
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    ACST 3330 - Data Structures and Database Applications

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: CS 3310.
    This course covers the fundamental and advanced data structures and database programming techniques.  Topics discussed in this course include: Programming with List, Queue, Stack, Hash Table, BST; ADO.NET; Language-Integrated Query (LINQ); Modern ORM tool; and ASP.NET Web Services.   

  
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    ACST 3510 - Computer Architecture and Robotics

    2 Class Hours 2 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ACST 3150.
    Coverage will include computer architecture fundamentals, embedded processor architecture and programming, and robot design and construction. Content will be balanced between computer architecture and organization with embedded processors, and hands-on construction of robot prototypes.   Lab projects will use a robotics kit.  Students will learn the foundations of computer organization and architecture, the architecture of an embedded processor, and the design and construction of simple robots.

  
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    ACST 3530 - Linux Operating Systems and Networking

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ACST 3510.
    This course provides a practical coverage of operating systems and networking by using Linux, a widely used open source operating system.  Topics discussed in this course include basic concepts of operating systems, Linux kernel, system management basics, task scheduling, disks and devices, file systems, memory, system boots, basic concepts of networking, networking configurations, networking services, and shell scripts.  

  
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    ACST 3540 - Social Media & Global Computing

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ACST 3150.
    Coverage will include the fundamentals of building systems with new social media technologies and will explore how these technologies affect social, economic and political organization on a local and global scale.  Topics will range from social networking, SMS, peer-to-peer networks, content aggregation technologies like portals and mashups, and media sharing functionalities like YouTube and Flickr.  Activities will include the development of student designed wikis, mashups, peer-to-peer applications and web services.

  
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    ACST 3710 - Digital Game Design

    2 Class Hours 2 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ACST 3105.
    This course provides an introduction to digital game design, game engines, multi-player games, and the game development process.   Students will develop games individually and in groups.  Students will make formal presentations, formally evaluate game designs and provide beta-testing feedback, and will incorporate beta-testing feedback into their designs.    

  
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    ACST 3720 - Process and Systems Modeling

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ACST 3710.
    This course provides an introduction to modeling of processes and systems using computing technologies and gaming systems.  Models of biological, physical, environmental, and economic systems will be examined.  Students will build simple and complex models using graphical and intuitive tools, and investigate how game design engines can support models, and how games are simple models.     

  
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    ACST 4320 - Data Warehousing and Mining

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ACST 3330.
    This course covers concepts, techniques, and applications of data warehousing and data mining. Topics discussed in this course include: dimensional modeling, extraction-transformation-loading (ETL), Online Analytical Processing (OLAP), Data Mining Extension to SQL (DMX), Naïve Bayes, Decision Tree, Association Mining, and Clustering.      

  
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    ACST 4550 - Mobile Computing with Android

    2 Class Hours 2 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ACST 3530.
    This course covers the fundamentals of Android programming using the Android SDK.  Topics discussed in this course include: fundamental concepts in Android programming - activities and intents, designing user interface using views, data persistence, content providers, messaging and networking, location-based services, and developing android services.   

  
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    ACST 4570 - Cloud Computing

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ACST 3530.
    Cloud Computing uses Internet as the platform for the development and delivery of computing technologies. Topics discussed in this course include:  cloud computing concepts, cloud computing architecture, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS), cloud computing access and implementation, and cloud computing with MapReduce.

  
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    ACST 4620 - Computing Security

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ACST 3530.
    This course covers basic concepts and practices in computer and network security. This includes topics such as cryptography, authentication, authorization, secure protocols and principles for developing secure software.  Applications will include using security frameworks to develop software and configuring security support systems.


Music - Applied

Composition Courses, and Pedagogy Courses — Course Work with Special Fees

Applied music encompasses the areas of instrumental and vocal performance requiring individual studio instruction. Other courses in music requiring highly specialized individual application such as composition and pedagogy are also taught through corresponding individual studio instruction. Studio instruction is offered in applied music performance courses for one (1) to two (2) hours of credit. Studio instruction is offered in composition for two (2) hours of credit and in pedagogy for three (3) hours of credit. Studio instruction is limited to music majors. A special fee will be charged for registration in applied music, composition, and pedagogy courses offered in a studio lesson format. The registration fee for one 50-minute private lesson per week is $150 per semester. In applied music and pedagogy courses, the particular instrument will be listed on the student’s transcript as part of the course title.

Performance Courses

Advancement to the succeeding level requires a faculty jury recommendation. All junior and senior recitals must be preceded by a faculty jury recommendation.

  
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    MUAP 1101 - Audience Participation

    0 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 0 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: None.
    All music majors (BA, BM) are required to attend six (6) student recitals and (6) concerts each semester. You take this course until you have received six (6) semesters of satisfactory credit. These experiences will broaden your understanding and appreciation of a variety of music.

  
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    MUAP 1111 - Applied Lessons

    1 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
  
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    MUAP 1112 - Applied Lessons

    1 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
  
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    MUAP 1113 - Applied Lessons

    1 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
  
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    MUAP 1121 - Applied Lessons

    1 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 2 Credit Hours
  
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    MUAP 1122 - Applied Lessons

    1 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 2 Credit Hours
  
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    MUAP 1123 - Applied Lessons

    1 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 2 Credit Hours
  
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    MUAP 2211 - Applied Lessons

    1 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
  
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    MUAP 2212 - Applied Lessons

    1 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
  
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    MUAP 2213 - Applied Lessons

    1 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
 

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