Aug 16, 2022  
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Courses


 

English

  
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    ENGL 3398 - Internship

    1-9 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Approval of departmental internship adviser.
    Supervised, credit-earning work experience of one semester with a previously approved business firm, private agency, or government agency.

    Notes: Credit is allowed only in related studies or free elective areas.
  
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    ENGL 3400 - Survey of African Literatures

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 2110.
    A survey of African literatures, including the orature, literature, performance texts, film and/or other media produced in each quadrant of Africa, from early times to the present day. For example, the course might survey African narrative, looking at a selection of early epics, folktales, short stories or novels representing themes, motifs, and styles in each quadrant of Africa.

    Notes: This course can be taken more than once provided the course content differs entirely from the previous offering.
  
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    ENGL 3500 - Topics in African American Literature

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 2110.
    A study of a selected topic in the areas of orature, literature, performance texts, film and/or other media produced by African Americans. For example the course might focus on a single artist (such as Ralph Ellison), a group of artists (such as writers of the Harlem Renaissance), a genre (such as the slave narrative), a source or technique (such as folklore in twentieth century novels), or a theme or issue (such as depictions of women, the oral-musical tradition or humor and signifying).

    Notes: This course can be taken more than once provided the course content differs entirely from the previous offering.
  
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    ENGL 3600 - Topics in African Diaspora Literatures

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 2110.
    A study of a selected topic in the areas of orature, literature, film and/or other media produced in the African Diaspora. For example, the course might focus on a single author or group of authors: “The Novels of Paule Marshall”; a country or region: “Caribbean Literatures”; a movement or an event: “Post-Colonial Caribbean Literatures”; a theme or issue: “Twentieth-Century Caribbean Women Writers”; a genre: “African, African American and Afro-Caribbean Autobiography”; or, a combination of these or other categories.

    Notes: This course can be taken more than once provided the course content differs entirely from the previous offering.
  
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    ENGL 4220 - Critical Theory

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 2145.
    An advanced course in interpretive theoretical paradigms as applied to the study of literature and culture, focusing on critical models such as Marxism, Structuralism, Poststructuralism, Deconstruction, Psychoanalytic criticism, and Gender, Ethnic, and Cultural studies.

  
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    ENGL 4230 - Theory-Based Studies in Literature

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 2145.
    Concentration on the interpretive strategies and conceptual framework of one of the major paradigms of contemporary literary theory, with attention to the ways in which those paradigms enable the study of a select group of texts, both literary and nonliterary. Topics may include Feminist theory, Marxism, Post-Colonialism, Psychoanalytic Criticism, Cultural Materialism, Ethnic studies, Gender studies, New-Historicism, and Reader Response theories.

    Notes: This course can be taken more than once provided the course content differs entirely from the previous offering.
  
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    ENGL 4240 - Rhetorical Theory

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in ENGL 2110.
    This course is a study of major texts in rhetorical theory from antiquity to the present, focusing on the major issues in rhetoric, especially the relationship of language to truth and knowledge; students gain practice in using rhetorical concepts to analyze both literary and non-literary texts and produce effective written and spoken arguments.

  
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    ENGL 4340 - Shakespeare

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 2110.
    A study of selected comedies, histories, and tragedies, covering the range of Shakespeare’s dramatic art. May include dramatic form and poetic composition as commentaries on the dramatic genres and an examination of performance theory and practice.

  
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    ENGL 4360 - American Literature Before 1800

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 2145.
    Literary studies of colonial and early United States literature. Prior to 1800 in the Americas, complex and diverse encounters of Old and New World cultures resulted in the Constitution of the United States of America and the emergence of its wide range of literatures.

    Notes: This course can be taken more than once provided the course content differs entirely from the previous offering.
  
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    ENGL 4370 - British Medieval and Chaucerian Literature

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 2145.
    Studies in Middle English literature, including Chaucer. May include prose, poetry, and drama and investigate aesthetic, intellectual, and social issues.

  
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    ENGL 4372 - British Renaissance Literature

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 2145.
    British literature from the late fifteenth century to 1660, generally exclusive of Shakespeare. May include poetry, prose, and drama and investigate aesthetic, intellectual, and social issues.

  
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    ENGL 4374 - Studies in Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 2145.
    British literature from 1660 to the late eighteenth century. May include poetry, prose, and drama and investigate aesthetic, intellectual, and social issues.

  
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    ENGL 4380 - World Literature Before 1800

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 2145.
    A study of representative texts, major themes, or literary movements of the period, emphasizing aesthetic and social understanding. The course may examine Western and non-Western cultures.

    Notes: This course can be taken more than once provided the course content differs entirely from the previous offering.
  
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    ENGL 4400 - Directed Study

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Approval of the instructor, curriculum committee, and department chair required prior to registration.
    Selected topics of an advanced nature that may include original research for superior students. Normally for projects not served through pre-established curriculum.

  
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    ENGL 4401 - Topics in African Literatures


    Prerequisite: ENGL 2110.
    A study of a selected topic in the areas of orature, literature, performance texts, film and/or other media produced in Africa. For example, the course might focus on a single author or a group of authors: “The Plays of Wole Soyinka”; a region or a country: “Twentieth Century South African Literature”; a movement or an event: “African Writers of the Negritude Movement”; a theme an issue: “Women’s Rights in African Literature,” or a combination these or other categories.

    Notes: This course can be taken more than once provided the course content differs entirely from the previous offering.
  
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    ENGL 4460 - 19th-Century American Literature

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 2145.
    A study of representative writers in American literature in the nineteenth century.

    Notes: This course can be taken more than once provided the course content differs entirely from the previous offering.

    Offered as an online course.
  
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    ENGL 4470 - 19th-Century British Literature

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 2145.
    Studies in Romantic and Victorian literature, from the 1780s to the end of the nineteenth century, examining such aesthetic and social themes as the nature and role of the artist, the impulse toward gothicism, the rise of the autobiography, responses to industrialization, and the conflict between tradition and change, as these are expressed in representative texts of the period.

    Notes: This course can be taken more than once provided the course content differs entirely from the previous offering.
  
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    ENGL 4480 - 19th-Century World Literature

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 2145.
    A study of representative texts, major themes, or literary movements of the nineteenth century, emphasizing aesthetic and social understanding. The course may examine Western and non-Western cultures.

    Notes: This course can be taken more than once provided the course content differs entirely from the previous offering.

    Offered as an online course.
  
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    ENGL 4490 - Special Topics in English

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 2110.
    A study of selected topics of special interest to faculty and students.

  
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    ENGL 4560 - 20th-Century American Literature

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 2145.
    A study of representative texts, major themes, or literary movements in twentieth-century America, emphasizing aesthetic and social understanding.

    Notes: This course can be taken more than once provided the course content differs entirely from the previous offering.
  
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    ENGL 4570 - 20th-Century British Literature

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 2145.
    A study of representative twentieth-century British literature.

    Notes: This course can be taken more than once provided the course content differs entirely from the previous offering.
  
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    ENGL 4580 - 20th-Century World Literature

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 2145.
    A study of representative texts, major themes, or literary movements of twentieth-century literature, emphasizing aesthetic and social understanding.

    Notes: This course can be taken more than once provided the course content differs entirely from the previous offering.
  
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    ENGL 4620 - Senior Seminar

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Completion of 90 hours.
    Detailed study of a literary, artistic, or cultural movement, theme, trend, or philosophy with literary texts as the focal point but exploring works in related fields, culminating in the preparation of an original, substantial, and researched seminar paper, which is to be presented orally and formally. The course will be open to English and other majors.

  
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    WRIT 3000 - Introduction to Creative Writing Genres

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 2110.
    WRIT 3000 is a multi-genre creative writing survey incorporating the study of three genres from the following list: short fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, playwriting, and screenplay writing. Pairing creativity with technique, this content-based course introduces students to concepts, approaches, and methods. As students develop a portfolio of work, they learn to contextualize their own writing with writings from celebrated authors by completing short critical commentaries. This course introduces students to the workshop format.


English as a Second Language

  
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    ESL 1105 - Grammar Seminar for International Students

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: None.
    This course is an individualized and small group seminar open to all Kennesaw State University students for whom English is a second language. International students will discuss North American English (NAE) grammar and its academic applications, focusing on those features of the language that are most problematic for second language writers and speakers. The development of editing skills is emphasized.

  
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    ESL 1106 - Oral Communication for International Students

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: None.
    This course is open to all Kennesaw State University students for whom English is a second language. The course is designed to help intermediate to advanced ESL students improve both their conversation and public speaking skills through small group activities and class presentations. Also, pronunciation practice will play an important role throughout the course in helping students become more confident speakers of North American English (NAE).


English Education

  
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    ENED 4000 - Service Learning in English Education

    1-3 Class Hours
    Prerequisite: 60 hours and permission of the instructor and department chair/program director.
    A community activity which links learning to life by connecting meaningful community service activities with academic learning, personal growth, and civic responsibility. Activity will be designed with the instructor and approved by the chair/program director.

  
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    ENED 4414 - Teaching of English/Language Arts

    6 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 6 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 3310, ENGL 3391 and admission to the Teacher Education program.
    An examination and application of curriculum issues, learning theories, teaching strategies, instructional materials, and assessment procedures for teaching secondary school English/Language Arts in the multicultural and diverse classroom of today. Emphasis is on developing teachers who possess the capability, intent, and expertise to facilitate high levels of learning in all of their students through effective, research-based practices in the classroom.

  
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    ENED 4415 - Teaching of English/Language Arts (6-12) Internship

    0 Class Hours 3 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Admission to ENED 4414. Corequisite: ENED 4415.
    Secondary school field experience in English/Language Arts teaching with concurrent seminars. Proof of professional liability insurance is required prior to school placement.

     

  
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    ENED 4475 - Student Teaching: English (6-12)

    12 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENED 4414, ENED 4415, and approval of Field Experience Application.
    Full-time teaching experience in English under the supervision of a secondary school cooperating teacher and a college English education supervisor. Includes regularly scheduled seminars. Proof of liability insurance is required prior to school placement.

     

  
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    ENED 4490 - Special Topics in English Education

    1-6. Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor and department chair.
    Selected special topics of interest to faculty and students.

  
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    ENED 4498 - Internship in Teaching English

    0 Class Hours 18 Laboratory Hours 12 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Provisional teaching license issued by State of Georgia, full-time employment teaching English.
    Student teaching experience in English for employed, provisionally certified teachers. Supervision will be in collaboration with a mentor-teacher in the local school and a university English education supervisor. When taken for 12 hours of credit at the same school, this internship will automatically substitute for ENED 4475. Proof of professional liability insurance is required. Students are responsible for their own school placements.

     


Environmental Science

  
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    ENVS 3398 - Internship

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: 90 credit hours and permission of the instructor.
    A structured out of the classroom 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 student’s advisor and internship coordinator.

  
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    ENVS 3720 - Sustainability at KSU

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: BIOL 2108 or GEOG 1113.
    The course includes an in-depth survey of sustainability efforts in the areas of campus facilities and curriculum at Kennesaw State University and is especially relevant for students with interest in the area of Environmental Studies. The course has a service-learning component in which teams of students examine aspects of KSU’s sustainability activities and develop proposals to improve or enhance ongoing efforts or introduce new ones.

    Notes: This course is cross-listed with BIOL 3720.
  
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    ENVS 3730 - Natural Resource Management

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in BIOL 2107 and BIOL 2108, or a grade of “C” or better in SCI 1101 and SCI 1102.
    This is an introductory course designed to provide students with a basic foundation for an understanding of the importance of natural resource conservation within the context of a variety of local, regional, national, and global resource and environmental concerns. This course examines the effects various natural resource management practices have on the quality of life for both present and future generations with much of the material focusing on the concept of sustainable development.

  
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    ENVS 4200 - Research Methods

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Any geography or science lab course and 60 credit hours.
    This course is designed to prepare students for scientific research in the environmental field and related disciplines. It introduces students to a variety of spatial and environmental research concepts, approaches, methods, and techniques. This course guides students through aspects of scientific research. This course is crosslisted with GEOG 4200.


Exercise Science

  
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    ES 2100 - Physical Activity in Health and Disease

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 0099, READ 0099, if required.
    This course provides an epidemiological foundation to physical activity research specific to public health. Participants will examine the literature relative to the physiological impact of regular physical activity on chronic diseases (e.g., cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer, etc.).

  
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    ES 2200 - Safety Training for the Fitness Professional

    2 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 2 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: 2.75 AGPA, Exercise Science or Sport Management majors or permission of the department chair.
    The purpose of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to help provide a safe environment for athletes while they are participating in sport/exercise and, in an emergency, to help sustain life and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness until advanced medical help arrives. Students will have the opportunity to become certified in First and CPR/AED for the Professional.

  
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    ES 2290 - Special Topics

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: None.
    This course includes select physical activity units not regularly offered through the Department of ESSM.

    Notes: Repeatable.
  
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    ES 2300 - Medical Terminology

    2 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 2 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: 2.75 AGPA, BIOL 2221 (may be taken concurrently, Exercise Science major or permission of the department chair.
    This course will cover the basic techniques for anatomical, physiological, and medical word-building. The course will teach a systematic approach to defining general medical terms and terms for pathological disorders by dividing them into word roots, combining forms, suffixes, and prefixes.

  
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    ES 2500 - Principles of Nutrition

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: 2.75 AGPA, Exercise Science or Sport Management major, or permission of the department chair.
    This course is designed to introduce students to the basic principle of nutrition as needed for general health. Topics include the role of diet inthe development and prevention of chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, etc.; macro- and micro-nutrient needs for optimum health; U.S. dietary guidelines (and international equivalents); tools to assist with menu planning; and dietary analysis.

  
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    ES 3100 - Group Exercise Leadership

    2 Class Hours 2 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: A 2.75 AGPA, a grade of “C” or better in BIOL 2221, ES 2200 (may be taken concurrently), Exercise Science major or permission of the department chair.
    This course is designed to provide students with leadership skills and experience that directly apply to group exercise programming. Topics include current trends in group exercise, program design and implementation, monitoring exercise, evaluation of existing programs, and administrative considerations.

  
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    ES 3200 - Research Methodology

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: A 2.75 AGPA, a grade of “C” or better in MATH 1107, 60+ credit hours, Exercise Science major or permission of the department chair.
    This course provides an overview of the research process applied in the study of exercise and health science. Students are introduced to simple experimental design, data gathering techniques, statistical concepts and methods, and research writing.

  
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    ES 3398 - Internship in Exercise Science

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: A 2.75 AGPA, Exercise Science major and approval of the department chair.
    This course offers students a supervised, credit-earning experience of one academic semester with a previously approved business firm, sport organization, private agency or governmental agency. Students must have current professional liability insurance and CPR/AED certification. Credit may be placed in the elective areas.

    Notes: S/U grading only. Repeatable once.
  
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    ES 3700 - Strength and Conditioning

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: A 2.75 AGPA, a grade of “C” or better in BIOL 2221 and ES 2300, Exercise Science major or permission of the department chair.
    This course offers students an introduction to scientific and practical foundations associated with strength and conditioning programs. The course content promotes the use of a structured scientific approach in the prescription of progressive resistance training and cardiorespiratory conditioning.

  
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    ES 3800 - Biomechanics

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: A 2.75 AGPA, a grade of “C” or better in BIOL 2221 and ES 2300, Exercise Science major or permission of the department chair.
    This course introduces students to the study of neuromuscular and mechanical principles of motion related to the analysis of human movement.

  
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    ES 3900 - Physiology of Exercise

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: A 2.75 AGPA, a grade of “C” or better in BIOL 2222.
    This course provides an overview of the human body’s responses to the stress of physical exercise. Students are introduced to the metabolic, cardiovascular, pulmonary and neuromuscular adaptations to acute and chronic exercise.

  
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    ES 4000 - Service Learning in Exercise Science

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: A 2.75 AGPA, 60+ semester hours, Exercise Science major and permission of the department chair.
    This course offers students a community activity which links learning to life by connecting meaningful community service activities with academic learning, personal growth, and civic responsibility. The community activity is designed with the instructor and approved by the department chair.

  
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    ES 4200 - Nutrition and Performance

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: A 2.75 AGPA, a grade of “C” or better in ES 2500 and ES 3900, Exercise Science major or permission of the department chair.
    This course covers the nutritional needs of individuals participating in exercise and sport. Topics include but are not limited to the dietary needs of the human body before, during and after various modalities and intensities of athletics in order to optimize performance.

  
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    ES 4300 - Physiology of Exercise and Aging

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: A 2.75 AGPA, a grade of “C” or better in ES 3900, Exercise Science major or permission of the department chair.
    This course provides an overview of exercise physiology and healthy aging. The course emphasizes special considerations during fitness assessment, exercise prescription, and health promotion for special populations including the older adult, children, adolescents, and females during pregnancy and the post-partum period.

  
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    ES 4400 - Directed Study

    1-15 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: A 2.75 AGPA, 60+ semester hours, permission of the department chair.
    This course covers topics and seminars of an advanced nature external to regular course offerings.

  
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    ES 4490 - Special Topics in Exercise Science

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: A 2.75 AGPA, Exercise Science major or permission of the department chair.
    This course includes selected topics of interest to faculty and students not regularly offered by the Department of ESSM.

  
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    ES 4500 - Physiology of Exercise II

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: A 2.75 AGPA, a grade of “C” or better in ES 3900. Corequisite: ES 4550.
    This course examines the study of the physiological basis of training and factors limiting human performance. Students are introduced to concepts of neuromuscular function, hormonal control, environmental conditions and ergogenic aids as they relate to acute and chronic exercise.

  
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    ES 4550 - Exercise Science Laboratory Techniques

    0 Class Hours 2 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: A 2.75 AGPA, a grade of “C” or better in ES 3900. Corequisite: ES 4500.
    This course provides an introduction to laboratory techniques commonly used in the field of exercise science. The course includes an overview of ergometry, energy expenditure, blood pressure, cardiovascular, pulmonary, and musculoskeletal responses during exercise. The topics within the course include safe, legal, and ethical practices required when working in an exercise physiology laboratory.

  
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    ES 4600 - Exercise Prescription

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: 2.75 AGPA, a grade of “C” or better in ES 4500 and ES 4550. Corequisite: ES 4650.
    This course introduces students to methods utilized in creating exercise prescriptions and developing exercise programs. Emphasis is placed on developing and delivering safe and valid exercise prescriptions.

  
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    ES 4650 - Exercise Testing

    0 Class Hours 3 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: 2.75 AGPA, a grade of “C” or better in ES 4500 and ES 4550. Corequisite: ES 4600.
    Exercise Testing is a detailed examination of various fitness assessments. This course emphasizes current test procedures used for determining body fat percentage, maximum oxygen uptake, maximum power output, and muscular strength and endurance. This course thoroughly familiarizes students with lab procedures, test protocol, and the interpretation.

  
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    ES 4700 - Clinical Exercise Physiology

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: A 2.75 AGPA, a grade of “C” or better in ES 4500 and ES 4550.
    This course is designed to address the clinical aspects and implications of exercise physiology principles for those with or at risk of developing cardiovascular, pulmonary or metabolic disease.

  
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    ES 4800 - Clinical Biomechanics

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: 2.75 AGPA, a grade of “C” or better in ES 3800, Exercise Science major.
    This course includes a survey of acute and chronic activities related to injury and biomechanical mechanisms. The course will expose students to basic kinetic and kinematic analyses. The course includes an examination of contemporary theories of prevention using a bioomechanical perspective.

  
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    ES 4900 - Exercise Science Senior Seminar

    2 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 2 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: A 2.75 AGPA, a grade of “C” or better in ES 4500 and ES 4550, 90+ credit hours.
    This course is a capstone course designed as a culminating experience for the major by integrating the student’s prior academic experience in exercise science. Students are provided an overview of contemporary issues, trends, theories, and research related to exercise science. The course is delivered in a seminar format to encourage student participation and interaction with peers and faculty.

  
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    ES 4950 - Exercise Science Senior Internship

    3-12 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: A 2.75 AGPA, a grade of “C” or better in ES 4500 and ES 4550, 90+ credit hours, and approval of the department chair.
    This course is a senior-level credit-earning experience at an approved exercise science internship site. During this course, students work under the direct supervision of an exercise science professional and university supervisor. Students must have current professional liability insurance and CPR/AED certification.

    Notes: Credit for the course can be placed in the elective areas only.

Film

  
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    FILM 3105 - Fundamentals of Writing for Film and Television

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 2110.
    This course is an introduction to the skills used in dramatic writing, especially in film and television. The objective is to “demystify” the art and craft of writing movies and TV shows. Along with lecture and instruction, students will read scripts, write scenes, and watch movies and TV shows. The purpose of this class is not to complete full-length works, but to master the scene and story structure. In addition to basic craft and the principals of story, students will also learn how to create and pitch saleable movie and TV concepts. From how to handle money to managing agents, from how to work under the pressures of production to writing for the celebrity-actor, students will begin to learn what they need to break into Hollywood and stay there. This is not a traditional academic course, but the beginning of professional training for those who want to work in the entertainment industry

  
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    FILM 3200 - Film History and Theory I

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 2110.
    A survey of the major developments, movements, and critical approaches in international cinema from 1895-1950, this course emphasizes an understanding of the historical, cultural, commercial, and aesthetic contexts that influence film, but also develops the student’s understanding of a film’s narrative and visual structure and its place within established theoretical traditions.

  
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    FILM 3210 - Film History and Theory II

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: English 2110.
    This course is a survey of the major developments, movements, and critical approaches in international cinema since 1950, including a consideration of American independent film and recent digital cinema. The course emphasizes an understanding of the historical, cultural, commercial, and aesthetic contexts that influence film, but also develops the student’s understanding of a film’s narrative and visual structure and its place within established theoretical traditions.

  
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    FILM 3220 - Studies in Film

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 2110.
    Analysis of film from such perspectives as genre, literary and film aesthetics, and literary adaptation. May include screening of selected films.

     

    Notes: This course can be taken more than once provided the course content differs entirely from the previous offering.

  
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    FILM 4105 - Advanced Writing for Film and Television

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: FILM 3105.
    Using the basic skills gained in the fundamentals course (FILM 3105), students will now expand beyond mastery of the scene and write an entire film or television script over the course of the semester. This is an intensive writing course. Along with a strong desire to write professionally, independence, discipline and collegiality are requisites for success in this course. Students must come to class prepared with at least one story idea for an original full-length movie, pilot TV series, or speculative episode of a TV series in mind. Students will be divided into groups, based loosely on genre. In addition to their work in class, students will also work with each other out of class. Students will complete the class with an original script, advanced knowledge of the screen and television writing crafts, and experience in the professional collaborative process.

  
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    FILM 4200 - Advanced Studies in Film

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: FILM 3200 or FILM 3220, or permission of the instructor.
    An intensive study of selected topics in American and international cinema, emphasizing critical theory and analysis of films and related readings.

    Notes: This course can be taken more than once provided the course content differs entirely from the previous offering.

Finance

  
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    FIN 2500 - Consumer Finance

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: All developmental studies courses, if required.
    A nontechnical course designed to develop an understanding of the basic principles and techniques as they apply to personal income, spending and investing. Emphasis is placed upon financial planning, budgeting, saving, home ownership, estate planning, and retirement.

    Notes: This course is for non-business majors. This course will not count for business majors.

    Offered as an online course.
  
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    FIN 3100 - Principles of Finance

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement; Non-business Majors: 60 credit hours including ACCT 2100, ACCT 2200, ECON 2100, ECON 2200, and permission of the Coles College of Business.
    An introductory course designed to develop knowledge of the basic concepts, principles, and functions of managerial finance. Topics include the time value of money, valuation of bonds and stocks, financial analysis, working capital management, capital budgeting, and capital structure strategies.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    FIN 3396 - Cooperative Study

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement, FIN 3100, and approval of the Coordinator of cooperative education/internships (KSU Career Services); Non-business Majors: Not available to non-business majors.
    A supervised work experience program for a minimum of two academic 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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    FIN 3398 - Internship

    1-9 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement, FIN 3100, and approval of the Coordinator of cooperative education internships (KSU Career Services); 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 education. The work experience may not be with a current employer. This 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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    FIN 4220 - Corporate Finance

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement and FIN 3100; Non-business Majors: 60 credit hours including FIN 3100 and permission of the Coles College of Business.
    Application of the principles and concepts of finance to the acquisition and management of corporate assets and financial resources, the management of the firm’s capital structure, and development of dividend policy.

  
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    FIN 4260 - Short Term Financial Management

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement and FIN 3100; Non-business Majors: 60 credit hours including FIN 3100 and permission of the Coles College of Business.
    Focuses on the structure and functioning of payment systems, the management of short-term assets and short-term liabilities of the business firm, and the impact of computer and communications technologies on financial management systems.

  
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    FIN 4320 - Fixed Income Securities

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement and FIN 3100; Non-business Majors: 60 credit hours including FIN 3100 and permission of the Coles College of Business.
    This course provides students with knowledge of the fixed-income markets. The course will cover the pricing and risk management of fixed-income securities, and an introduction to fixed-income derivatives. It covers interest rate management, product fundamentals, and portfolio strategies. This course is a valuable preparation for students interested in taking the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) examination.

  
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    FIN 4360 - Investments

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement and FIN 3100; Non-business Majors: 60 credit hours including FIN 3100 and permission of the Coles College of Business.
    This course provides students with working knowledge of equity securities and portfolio management with an emphasis on the fundamental trade-off between risk and return. The course covers securities markets, efficient diversification, asset pricing models, and investment strategies of individual and institutional investors. It also introduces students to bonds and financial derivative products.

  
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    FIN 4400 - Directed Study

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement, FIN 3100, and approval of instructor and department chair prior to registration; Non-business Majors: FIN 3100 and approval of the instructor, department chair, and permission of the Coles College of Business.
    Special topics of an advanced nature not in the regular course offerings.

  
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    FIN 4420 - International Financial Management

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement and FIN 3100; Non-business Majors: 60 credit hours including FIN 3100 and permission of the Coles College of Business.
    Investigates the implications for financial decision making rules and policies that result from consideration of an international financial perspective.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    FIN 4460 - Financial Statement Analysis

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement and FIN 3100; Non-business Majors: 60 credit hours, FIN 3100, and permission of the Coles College of Business.
    This course focuses on financial statement users, their information needs, and how effective financial statement analysis addresses those needs. Students will be instructed in methods to assess the financial health and performance of a firm to make realistic valuations and sound financial decisions (e.g., as to investing, lending, liquidity, and risk) in light of industry and economic conditions.

  
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    FIN 4490 - Special Topics in Finance

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement, FIN 3100, and approval of instructor and department chair; Non-business Majors: FIN 3100 and approval of the instructor, department chair, and permission of the Coles College of Business.
    Selected special topics of interest to faculty and students. This course may be taken more than once.

  
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    FIN 4520 - Financial Derivatives and Financial Engineering

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement and FIN 3100; Non-business Majors: 60 credit hours including FIN 3100 and permission of the Coles College of Business.
    This course is designed to help students gain a thorough understanding of the roles of futures, options, and other financial derivatives in allocating risk; the design of financial derivatives; the valuation of financial derivatives; and their applications to financial risk management problems.

  
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    FIN 4560 - Behavioral Finance

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA requirement and FIN 3100; Non-business Majors: 60 credit hours including FIN 3100 and permission of the Coles College of Business.
    The tools and applications of behavioral finance are presented. Topics include expected utility, prospect theory and mental accounting; conventional finance and challenges to market efficiency; heuristics and biases, overconfidence and emotion; financial decision-making stemming from psychology; behavioral explanations of observed behavioral anomalies; aggregate stock market puzzles; and retirement and pensions.

  
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    FIN 4620 - Financial Management of Financial Institutions

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement and FIN 3100; Non-business Majors: 60 credit hours including FIN 3100 and permission of the Coles College of Business.
    Financial decision making concepts are applied to the particular financial management issues of financial institutions, including funds acquisition and management of operations and capital investments.

  
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    FIN 4660 - Advanced Corporate Finance

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement and FIN 4220; Non-business Majors: 60 credit hours, FIN 4220, and permission of the Coles College of Business.
    This course provides an in-depth coverage and quantitative analysis of the firm’s decisions to raise capital publicly, privately, domestically, and globally. The course also covers restructurings of debt obligations (bond refunding, exchange and tender offers), and equity/asset restructurings.


Fine Arts Education

  
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    FAED 3340 - Music and Art for the Elementary School

    0 Class Hours 4 Laboratory Hours 2 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: 45 credit hours.
    A course designed for preparing elementary school educators to integrate meaningful art and music experience into the classroom. Prospective elementary classroom educators develop basic concepts, skills, methods of instruction, and teaching competencies in the specific areas of music and art.


Foreign Language

  
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    FL 1001 - Introduction to Foreign Language and Culture I

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 0099 or READ 0099 if required.
    Introduction to a foreign language and culture, stressing progressive acquisition of effective communication skills in both the written and spoken language and an understanding of the practices and products of the culture being studied.

    Notes: Not open to native speakers of the language.
  
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    FL 1002 - Introduction to Foreign Language and Culture II

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: One year of foreign language in high school or FL 1001 or the equivalent.
    Introduction to foreign language and culture, part II, stressing continued, progressive acquisition of effective communication skills in both the written and spoken language and an understanding of the practices and products of the culture being studied.

    Notes: Not open to native speakers of the language.
  
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    FL 2001 - Intermediate Foreign Language and Culture I

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: FL 1002 or permission of the instructor.
    The student will continue to develop proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, and learn to communicate in culturally appropriate ways.

    Notes: Not open to native speakers of the language.
  
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    FL 2002 - Intermediate Foreign Language and Culture II

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: FL 2001 or permission of the instructor.
    Students continue to increase linguistic and cultural proficiency through the use of a variety of materials and activities.

    Notes: Not open to native speakers of the language.
  
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    FL 2209 - World Languages and Cultures

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 0099 and READ 0099 if required.
    An overview of world languages and cultures and their manifestations in our society. Class discussions and readings are reinforced through supervised field experiences in the metro Atlanta area. In addition, students survey academic and professional career opportunities in fields that require linguistic skills and cultural competence.

  
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    FL 3309 - Survey of Chinese Literature and Culture

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 1102.
    FL 3309, cross-listed as ENGL 4380, is a survey of Chinese literature and culture, examining major works and literary and artistic movements as well as cultural issues. Readings and discussion in English; some readings in the original for Chinese language students.

  
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    FL 4400 - Directed Study

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: FL 2002.
    Covers special topics external to course offerings in order to allow a student to work individually with an instructor.

  
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    FL 4490 - Special Topics in Foreign Language

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: FL 2002 or permission of the instructor.
    Selected topics of interest to faculty and students.


Foreign Language Education

  
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    FLED 3303 - Second Language Acquisition

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education program, FREN 2002, GRMN 2002, or SPAN 2002.
    An introduction to major learning theories with particular focus on those dealing with acquisition of a second or foreign language. Course also explores how language learning styles and strategies relate to theories of language acquisition and their implications in the classroom, P-12. Field experience is required. Proof of liability insurance is required for field experience.

     

  
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    FLED 4410 - Methods, Materials, and Curriculum of Foreign Language Education, P-8

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: FLED 3303 and FREN 2002, GRMN 2002, or SPAN 2002.
    An overview of methods, materials and curriculum in foreign language instruction grades P-8. The field experience emphasizes principles of classroom and behavior management as well as ways to put theory into practice.

    Notes: Field experience is required. Proof of liability insurance is required for field experience.
  
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    FLED 4412 - Methods, Materials, and Curriculum of Foreign Language Education, 9-12

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: FLED 3303 and FREN 2002, GRMN 2002, or SPAN 2002.
    An overview of methods, materials and curriculum in foreign language instruction grades 9-12. The field experience emphasizes principles of classroom and behavior management as well as ways to put theory into practice. Field experience is required. Proof of liability insurance is required for field experience.

     

  
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    FLED 4413 - Field Experiences in FLED, P-12

    6 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 6 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: FLED 3303 and either FLED 4410 or FLED 4412.
    This course is a field experience course with multiple placements. Students will choose two field placements from among elementary, middle and high school levels. During orientation prior to beginning each field experience, students shall explore the relationship between theory and classroom practice in foreign language education, across the P-12 spectrum.

  
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    FLED 4480 - Student Teaching in Foreign Languages, P-12

    1 Class Hours 33 Laboratory Hours 12 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: FLED 4413 and EDUC 2130.
    Full-time teaching experience in foreign language under the supervision of a public school cooperating teacher and college supervisor. Must have prior approval of College of Education to Student Teach.

     

    Notes: Must have prior approval of College of Education to Student Teach.

  
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    FLED 4498 - Internship in Foreign Language Education, P-12

    6-12 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Provisional teaching license issued by State of Georgia, full-time employment teaching foreign language, letter from county where employed requesting that KSU work with individual to complete certification, analysis of academic transcript(s), and written program of study.
    Supervised, credit-earning work experience of one academic semester with a previously approved school. Meant to substitute for student teaching for provisionally licensed teachers.


French

  
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    FREN 1001 - Introduction to French Language and Culture I

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 0099 AND READ 0099, if required.
    Introduction to French language and culture, stressing progressive acquisition of effective communication skills in both the written and spoken language and an understanding of the practices and products of French and Francophone cultures.

    Notes: Not open to native speakers of French.
  
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    FREN 1002 - Introduction to French Language and Culture II

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: One year of high school French or FREN 1001 or the equivalent.
    Introduction to French language and culture, “Part II,” stressing continued, progressive acquisition of effective communication skills in both the written and spoken language and an understanding of the practices and products of French and Francophone cultures.

    Notes: Not open to native speakers of French.
  
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    FREN 2001 - Intermediate French Language and Culture I

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Two years of high school French or French 1002 or the equivalent.
    The student will continue to develop proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, and learn to communicate in culturally appropriate ways.

    Notes: Not open to native speakers of French.
 

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