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

Courses


 

French

  
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    FREN 2002 - Intermediate French Language and Culture II

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Three years of high school French or FREN 2001 or the equivalent.
    Students continue to increase linguistic and cultural proficiency through the use of a variety of materials and activities. Course will serve as a transition between intermediate and upper-level courses in French.

    Notes: Not open to native speakers of French.
  
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    FREN 2003 - Accelerated Intermediate French Language and Culture

    6 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 6 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Two years of high school French or FREN 1002.
    This accelerated intermediate level course in French language and culture covers in one semester the materials presented in FREN 2001 and FREN 2002. The course stresses 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.

  
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    FREN 2290 - Special Topics

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Permission of the department chair.
    Covers special topics and study abroad courses external to course offerings at the intermediate level.

  
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    FREN 3200 - Critical Reading and Applied Writing

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: FREN 2002 or FREN 2003.
    This course emphasizes skill development and refinement in the areas of critical reading and writing in French. Designed to give students extensive experience in reading and writing in French, the course focuses on the relationship between writing and reading, and on ways to improve one through the other.

  
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    FREN 3302 - Practical Conversation

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: FREN 2002 or FREN 2003.
    This course stresses expansion of effective listening comprehension and speaking skills through culturally and linguistically appropriate activities.

  
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    FREN 3303 - Grammar and Composition

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: FREN 2002 or FREN 2003.
    This course provides a general review of grammar through composition and other written activities, such as summaries, correspondence, descriptions, narration, literary analysis, and other rhetorical and culturally appropriate forms.

  
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    FREN 3304 - Literature and Culture I

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: FREN 3200 and FREN 3303.
    An introduction to French and Francophone literature and culture from the Middle Ages to 1820. Students examine literary and artistic movements as well as cultural issues of the period.

    Notes: Readings and discussion in French.
  
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    FREN 3305 - Literature and Culture II

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: FREN 3200 and FREN 3303.
    An introduction to French and Francophone literature and culture from 1820 to the present. Students examine literary and artistic movements as well as cultural issues of the period.

    Notes: Readings and discussion in French.
  
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    FREN 3390 - Upper-division Study Abroad in French

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior or Senior status and permission of the department chair.
    This course fulfills the study abroad requirement for the B.A. in Modern Language & Culture with a primary language of French. The content of the course may vary depending on available course offerings in the foreign institution. The chair of the Department of Foreign Languages must preapprove the use of this course as partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree in Modern Language & Culture.

  
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    FREN 3398 - Internship

    1-9 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: FREN 3302 AND FREN 3303 or permission of the instructor.
    Supervised, credit-earning work experience of one semester requiring use of French in the work place.

    Notes: Prior approval by department coordinator and internship supervisor is required. No more than three semester hours may be applied toward the major.
  
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    FREN 4400 - Directed Study

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: FREN 3302 AND FREN 3303 or permission of the instructor.
    Covers special topics and seminars external to course offerings that allow a student to work individually with an instructor.

    Notes: Requires prior approval by instructor and department chair.
  
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    FREN 4402 - Contemporary Culture

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: FREN 3304 or FREN 3305.
    An examination of the historical, social, and political contexts of the contemporary French and Francophone experience through the analysis of cultural representations such as film, media, plastic arts, music, and literature.

    Notes: Readings and discussion in French.
  
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    FREN 4404 - Commercial French

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: FREN 3302 AND FREN 3303 or permission of the instructor.
    An in-depth study of business practices and the language of business in the French-speaking world. This course will prepare students for the exam for the Certificat Pratique de Francais Commercial given by the Paris Chamber of Commerce.

  
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    FREN 4434 - Topics in Language, Literature, and Culture

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: FREN 3304 or FREN 3305.
    An exploration of a period, movement or genre in literature, a topic in culture, or language related issues. Topics are chosen for their significance and impact on French and Francophone cultures.

    Notes: Course taught in French.
  
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    FREN 4456 - Advanced Grammar and Linguistics

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: FREN 3302 AND FREN 3303.
    Advanced study of grammar from a linguistic perspective. Provides an overview of phonetics, phonology, morphology, and syntax. Exposes students to dialectical variations of the French-speaking world. Stresses development of oral proficiency.

    Notes: Course taught in French.
  
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    FREN 4490 - Special Topics in French

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: French 3302 or permission of the instructor.
    Special topics relevant to the study of French speaking societies.

  
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    FREN 4499 - Senior Seminar

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: FREN 3304 and FREN 3305 and senior status.
    This is a capstone course designed to synthesize and connect the student’s prior academic experiences in the major and related fields of study. Students will prepare a reflective essay and a research paper to present to the faculty.

    Notes: Papers and presentation in French.

Gender and Womens Studies

  
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    GWST 1102 - Love and Sex

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 1101.
    This course examines the phenomena of love and sex from multi- and interdisciplinary perspectives in a global context. Students critically evaluate the personal and social significances of intimacy and analyze the ethical, political, and cultural dimensions of love and sex through a variety of media. Topics may include family, marriage and monogamy, sexual identity and orientation, reproductive politics, sex work, consent, and representation.

  
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    GWST 2000 - Introduction to Gender and Women’s Studies

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 1102.
    This course is a survey of the foundational figures, themes, and texts in the history of gender and women’s studies in an interdisciplinary and global context. Themes to be addressed include sameness vs. difference feminisms; the sex/gender distinction; internal and external critiques of Western feminisms; transnational and global feminisms; feminism’s relationship to critical race studies, postcolonialism, queer theory; and gender, trans-gender, and masculinity studies.

    Notes: All sections include a required supervised civic and community engagement project. Offered as an online course.
  
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    GWST 2050 - Global Perspectives on Gender

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 1102.
    This course offers global perspectives and contexts within which gender can be explored, analyzed, and critiqued. The course will be driven by cross-cultural and comparative study and may include analysis of the construction of gender in relation to social practices, the law, tradition, religion, institutional culture, economics, and popular culture.

    Notes: This course may be repeated for credit with prior approval.

    Offered as an online course.
  
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    GWST 3001 - Feminist Theories

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 1102.
    Feminist Theories involves the study of concepts and ideologies that articulate and define theories of feminism through the intersections of gender with race, class, nationality, sexuality, and other social differences. Students will engage with several foundational and vibrantly contested conversations within feminist theory that draw from a variety of theoretical perspectives, including those influenced by liberalism, Marxism/socialism, psychoanalysis, radical feminism, post-modernism, and post-colonialism.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    GWST 3010 - Queer Theory & Sexuality

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 1102.
    Queer Theory & Sexuality is an interdisciplinary course that considers the global emergence and significance of theories and practices that 1) refute and destabilize the notion of an essential, normative sexuality and gender and 2) suggest that sexuality is fluid and varied and is constructed by social, political, and economic factors. The course surveys a broad array of scholarship and other forms of print and non-print media and explores a range of topics that might broadly be identified as 1) practices, identities, and communities; 2) the cultural construction of gender and sexuality; 3) sexual citizenship and the nation-state.

  
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    GWST 3020 - Black Feminisms

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 1102.
    A survey of historical and contemporary black feminist traditions. Core themes could include the intersections of race and gender with class, sexuality, generation, and place; black feminist thought and its relationship to womanism and other feminisms; outsider-within positionality of black women; black feminist epistemologies; mediated representations of black women’s identities; black lesbian feminism; commodification of black women’s bodies; black women’s global resistance to racism and sexism.

  
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    GWST 3030 - Gender in Popular Culture

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 1102.
    An examination of gender as depicted in popular culture texts. Focusing on one medium (e.g., film, television, periodicals, music) or surveying a range of popular culture forms, students will critique depictions of gender; practice using theories and methods from gender and women’s studies to understand popular culture’s role in shaping gender identity; and do research on gender in the context of popular culture.

  
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    GWST 3060 - Gender in the Workplace

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 1102.
    Gender and the Workplace examines work and professional-related gender issues from several perspectives, including the legal, sociological and economic viewpoints. Students will engage with a variety of relevant and timely topics that include gender stereotyping and discrimination, career development, diversity issues, sexual harassment, and work/life balance. As part of the course requirements, students will complete a civic/community engagement assignment relative to the course.

  
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    GWST 3070 - Gender and Social Justice

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: GWST 2000.
    This course offers an interdisciplinary approach to the social and historical constitution of gender in a social justice framework. Students will explore a wide variety of critical and literary materials to analyze interlocking systems of hierarchy and domination; to evaluate gendered experience across local, regional, national, and global contexts; and to identify critical responses to systemic forms of oppression in the contemporary world.

  
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    GWST 3080 - Masculinity Studies

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 1102.
    Masculinities Studies is an interdisciplinary introduction to this growing and often contested field. Using a variety of texts, students explore historical, political, and theoretical development, as well as social and cultural constructions, of the category “masculinity.” Students map central debates surrounding masculinity, including why it is frequently thought to be “in crisis.” The course examines political and social movements related to masculinity as it considers masculinity in relation to other theories, including feminist, postcolonial, etc.

  
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    GWST 3090 - Transnational Feminisms

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 1102.
    Transnational Feminisms is an interdisciplinary study of the economic, social, and political consequences of the phenomenon known as globalization, particularly those consequences that affect issues of gender. As such, students analyze transnational feminisms, studying both the opportunities and challenges that are inherent in transnational feminist scholarship and activism. Through critical inquiry into a variety of texts, the course dynamically reconceptualizes relationships between women and nation; between gender and globalization; and between feminist theory and practice.

  
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    GWST 3398 - Internship

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: GWST 3000 and approval of the internship coordinator.
    A structured off-campus experience in a supervised setting that is chosen in relation to student’s focus and interests. Practical experience is combined with a research approach that investigates issues relevant to the internship. Students will meet with the internship coordinator to develop an appropriate plan that will lead to the writing of a research-oriented paper or research project, a required part of the internship. Students should consult with the internship coordinator at the midpoint of the semester prior to the internship to choose from an approved list of internship sites, none of which may be with a current employer

  
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    GWST 4000 - Research in Gender and Women’s Studies

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: GWST 3000 and completion of 60 credit hours.
    A study of research models of scholarship in gender and women’s studies, combined with an opportunity for students to conduct a research project of their own. Students will read examples of outstanding research and survey discipline-based scholarship focusing on gender and women’s studies. Topics for studying methods could include debates regarding different methodologies, critiques of traditional research methodologies, integrating feminist theory with scholarship, and ethical questions associated with producing research in gender and women’s studies.

    Notes: This course should be taken as the final course of the GWST minor.
  
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    GWST 4040 - Major Topics & Figures

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 1102.
    This course offers an in-depth examination of a major topic or major figure relevant to the field of gender and women’s studies. Students will learn how to conduct interdisciplinary research and employ gender analysis through the advanced study of one major thinker or the advanced, comparative study of a set of thinkers grouped according to a major topic.




    Notes: Specific content may vary, so course may be repeated.
  
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    GWST 4400 - Directed Study

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Another GWST course, approval of the instructor, and approval of the program coordinator.
    The Directed Study is an advanced, individual study of a selected topic not offered in the regular curriculum. Students may conduct in-depth, gender-related research under the supervision of a faculty member. The directed study is student driven, and students are responsible for selecting the subject matter to be studied, method, data sources, and theoretical question(s), all under the direction of a faculty member.

  
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    GWST 4499 - Senior Seminar in GWST

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: GWST 2000 and completion of sixty credit hours.
    This capstone course is designed to complete the major by integrating prior academic experiences in Gender and Women’s Studies. Students research, write, and present a senior thesis that addresses the relationship between theory and practical experience. A seminar format is used throughout the course.

  
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    GWST 4998 - GWST Certificate Colloquium

    1 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Declaration of GWST certificate.
    This course provides a capstone experience for students pursuing a GWST certificate. Students examine interdisciplinary perspectives on knowledge, engage in cultural and intellectual activities beyond the classroom, and participate in an online discussion forum.


Geographic Information Systems

  
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    GIS 3398 - Internship

    1-9 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: GEOG 4405 and permission of the GISc program director.
    A structured off-campus 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 GISc faculty and the internship supervisor. Sites must be in advance of the semester of the internship and must be approved by the director of the GISc program.

    Notes: Geography students seeking a B.A. in Geography need to take GEOG 3398.
  
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    GIS 4415 - Practicum in Geographic Information Systems

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: GEOG 4405 and permission of the instructor.
    This is a capstone course for the GIS Certificate Program and is designed to integrate students’ prior training in geospatial theory, technologies and/or data analyses through the use of geographic information systems in on-site work settings. Student experiences are applied in nature and are on campus or with selected private or public organizations in the community. Students find and obtain their own practicums, which require the program director’s approval.


Geography

  
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    GEOG 1101 - World Regional Geography

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: None.
    An introduction to world regions through the context of human geography. The course focuses on basic geographic concepts to analyze social, economic and political issues at local, regional and global scales. Elements of fundamental physical geography will be discussed to illustrate the spatial relationships between the physical environment and human geography.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    GEOG 1102 - Earth from Above

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: None.
    This is a survey course for any student with an interest in geography, maps, or geospatial data and technologies. Students will obtain fundamental geographic principles of place and space, and learn introductory geospatial techniques such as map reading, coordinate systems, and scale by using global positioning satellite receivers, aerial photos, satellite imagery, and Google Earth technologies. The course is designed to give students hands-on experience to collect, manipulate, analyze, and understand geospatial data.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    GEOG 1112 - Weather and Climate

    3 Class Hours 1 Laboratory Hours 4 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: None.
    This course examines aspects of physical geography, specifically earth-sun relationships, atmospheric processes, climate and weather patterns, and vegetation patterns and principles. Emphasis is on the distribution and interactions among these environmental variables as well as the impact humans have had on these natural systems. The lab focuses on practical and applied aspects of these environmental systems. Lab work includes maps reading, data collection, and data analysis.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    GEOG 1113 - Introduction to Landforms

    3 Class Hours 1 Laboratory Hours 4 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: None.
    This course examines aspects of physical geography such as plate tectonics, rocks and soils, river systems, coastal systems, glaciers, and karst topography. Emphasis is on the evolution and distribution of these physical landforms and resultant landscapes, as well as the processes that have shaped them. The lab focuses on practical and applied aspects of landform patterns and processes. Lab work includes the use of topographic maps and aerial photographs, the identification of rocks and minerals, and the analysis of landscape features.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    GEOG 2105 - Social Issues: Perspectives in Geography

    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 geography. The discipline of geography examines social issues at various scales and from spatial, areal, human-environmental interaction, and physical perspectives.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    GEOG 3300 - Urban Geography

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: GEOG 1101 or GEOG 2105.
    An analysis of the location and distribution of urban centers, urban land uses and the geographical aspects of general urban issues.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    GEOG 3305 - Introduction to Cartographic Processes

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: MATH 1107; CSIS 2300; and GEOG 1101 or GEOG 2105.
    This course is an introduction to the processes and technology of cartography, the science and art of map making. The foundations of map construction and design will be presented from theoretical and applied perspectives. Students will be introduced to hands-on and computerized mapping, leading to a basic appreciation of the map as the integral component of geographic information systems data analysis. SSED majors this course will not count as an upper division GEOG requirement for your degree program.

  
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    GEOG 3310 - Historical Geography

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: GEOG 1101 or GEOG 2105.
    A global approach to the study of the geographic factors affecting historical events associated with the human exploration and settlement of the planet. The influence of geography on economic and political changes over time will be reviewed for selected historical phenomena.

  
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    GEOG 3312 - Geography of Europe

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: GEOG 1101 or GEOG 2105.
    A geographical survey of Europe and its environs, with emphasis on the tremendous diversity found in both the physical and human geography of the region. Economic, political and cultural geography are examined within the framework of the forces that are rapidly restructuring the landscapes of Eastern and Western Europe.

  
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    GEOG 3315 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: GEOG 3305 or permission of the instructor.
    Students will be introduced to the basic design of state-of-the-art GIS and its analytical capabilities. Topics include: Geodatabases, applications in GIS, map projection information, raster/vector data models, introduction to available data on the internet, and basic GIS analytical functions such as querying and overlaying. The course will use ArcGIS to introduce these concepts in a hands-on environment.

  
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    GEOG 3320 - Political Geography

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: GEOG 1101 or GEOG 2105.
    This course is intended to explore the following concepts and issues from a geographical perspective: territoriality, theories of the state, spatial expressions of ideology, boundary issues, imperialism, geopolitics, nationalism, electoral geography, national identity, religion and governing power in a spatial context, and cultural and/or economic hegemony.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    GEOG 3330 - Economic Geography

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: GEOG 1101 or GEOG 2105.
    A geographic analysis of global resources and economic growth. The underlying theme of the course is the impact of space (location, distance, area, boundaries) on economic decision-making. Topics to be discussed include population, transportation, rural and urban land use, industrial location, natural resource management, and development/underdevelopment. Differing spatial theories will be employed to explain the global economy in transition.

  
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    GEOG 3340 - Cultural Geography

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: GEOG 1101 or GEOG 2105.
    A thematic approach is applied to analyze human cultures, to examine world cultural regions, to note the spread of cultural traits, to interpret interactions between culture and environment, and to appreciate multiple traits of cultures and cultural landscapes. The five themes of region, diffusion, ecology, integration, and landscape are used to explore historical and contemporary issues of population, agriculture, politics, language, religion, ethnicity, popular culture, and urban spaces. The philosophy of the course is based on the premise that the built environment is a spatial expression of the beliefs, attitudes, and practices of a people.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    GEOG 3350 - Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: GEOG 1101 or GEOG 2105.
    A spatial survey that focuses on the physical, historical, cultural, and economic forces at work on the African continent, south of the Sahara. Special emphasis is placed on the roles of the natural environment, population geography, historical geography, agriculture, economic development, and other factors that shape the landscapes of Sub-Saharan Africa.

  
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    GEOG 3360 - Geography of Asia

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: GEOG 1101 or GEOG 2105.
    This course is designed as a survey of the physical and cultural geography of the Asian region. Students will be provided with an overview of Asian landform features and climate coupled with a discussion of human interaction with a variety of Asian landscapes in terms of historical, political, economic, religious, and ethnic factors using geographic and cartographic analytical techniques.

  
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    GEOG 3370 - Geography of Latin America and the Caribbean

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: GEOG 1101 or GEOG 2105.
    This course studies the major physical, cultural and geopolitical sub-regions in Latin America and the Caribbean. In-depth geographic awareness and knowledge of the Latin American and Caribbean region is gained from the study of physical landscapes, natural hazards, economics, historical geography, environmental and resource issues, cultures and societies, urbanization, development, current events, and prospects for the future.

  
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    GEOG 3380 - Geography of North America

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: GEOG 1101 or GEOG 2105.
    A geographical survey of North America emphasizing the significant diversity found in both the physical and human geography of the region. Past, current and changing locational arrangements of people and resources are examined as they relate to economic, political, urban and cultural geographic perspectives within the framework of the forces that have created the variety of landscapes of the North American continent.

  
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    GEOG 3398 - Internship

    1-9 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: GEOG 4405 for GIS internships, or at least 15 hours of upper division geography courses for non-GIS internships.
    A structured off-campus 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 geography faculty and the internship supervisor. Those seeking experience in a GIS environment will work under the guidance of the GIS Program Director. Sites must be in advance of the semester of the internship and must be approved by the student’s advisor or internship coordinator.

    Notes: This course is for GEOG majors. GIS majors should register for GIS 3398 and GIS certificate students should register for GIS 4415. A departmental internship orientation session is scheduled once a semester.
  
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    GEOG 3700 - Introduction to Environmental Studies

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Any general education science lab sequence.
    This course is designed to give students an overview of the human dimensions of US environmental issues and is a core course for the environmental studies minor. From a geographical perspective, the course explores how US environmental laws, ethics, viewpoints and economics interact, shape, and manifest themselves across the landscape. Students will be introduced to technologies, such as geographic information systems and satellite images, used by geographers to study environmental issues. The course will examine spatial patterns arising from the ways in which we manage our natural resources and environment. Natural resources such as water, air, soil, energy and fossil fuels will be used as examples in the discussion of spatial patterns arising from resource extraction, transportation and use.

  
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    GEOG 3710 - Local & Global Sustainability

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 1102 and 75 credit hours.
    This course is a critical review of the concept of sustainability and sustainable development in theory and practice. Students analyze ideological arguments, sustainability indicators and other tools, and case studies of sustainability projects worldwide. Students examine different interpretations of sustainability across the globe with special attention given to how sustainability is viewed and implemented in both the developed (core) and developing (periphery) regions.

  
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    GEOG 3800 - Climatology

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: GEOG 1112 and any general education lab science sequence.
    This course examines the nature of Earth’s climate and the physical processes that determine the variations in climate and weather worldwide. Emphasis is on the interactions among the atmosphere, the hydrologic cycle, and earth’s surface. Aspects of climate change will also be addressed.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    GEOG 3900 - Biogeography

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: GEOG 1112.
    This course examines the geographic distribution of plants and animals from historical, cultural, and ecological perspectives. Emphasis is on the local, regional, and global patterns and processes that have influenced the distribution and evolution of plant and animal species. Aspects of environmental change and conservation is also addressed.

  
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    GEOG 4100 - Directed Applied Research

    1-6 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Any upper-division geography course; consent of instructor and chair.
    This course will offer students an opportunity to investigate geographically-oriented concepts and issues by assisting in faculty-led research or scholarship. Course content and instructional methodologies will be identified by the faculty’s needs and expectations.

  
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    GEOG 4200 - Research Methods

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: 60 credit hours and SCI 1101 or SCI 1102 or GEOG 1112 or GEOG 1113 or CHEM 1211 and CHEM 1211L.
    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 cross-listed with ENVS 4200 and may count toward the Geography or Environmental Analysis and Sustainability degree. Students earning credit for GEOG 4200 may not earn credit for ENVS 4200.

  
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    GEOG 4400 - Directed Study

    1 – 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Approval of advisor, instructor, major area committee and department chair prior to registration.
    Covers special topics and seminars external to regular course offerings.

  
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    GEOG 4405 - Advanced Geographic Information Systems

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: GIS 3315.
    This course builds upon basic concepts addressed in the Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) course. The use of topological data procedures and relational database concepts within the GIS context will be investigated along with procedures relevant to building Geodatabases, including map projections, coordinate systems, digitizing vectors, and transformations. Fundamental spatial analysis operations are expanded upon, including spatial query, address matching, spatial aggregations, buffering, polygon overlay, and point-in polygon operations.

    Notes: ArcGIS software is used in class.
  
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    GEOG 4410 - Introduction to Remote Sensing

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: GEOG 4405 or permission of the instructor.
    Remote sensing is the art and science of obtaining information about an object, area, or phenomenon by a device that is not in contact with the study subject. Remote sensing methods include the production and analyses of satellite imagery and aerial photography as well as basic digital image processing techniques. This course is an introduction to remote sensing from space and aircraft platforms and an introduction to digital photogrammetry.

  
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    GEOG 4490 - Special Topics in Geography

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Approval of the instructor and department chair.
    Selected topics of interest to faculty and students.

  
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    GEOG 4499 - Senior Seminar in Geography

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: SSRM 2301 or equivalent, and at least 18 hours upper-division required geography courses, and permission of the instructor.
    Required capstone course for all geography and GISc majors. This seminar helps students apply their geographic knowledge and skills culminating in a research project. The course also includes preparation for graduate study and job opportunities in geography.

  
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    GEOG 4500 - Advanced Topics in Geospatial Science

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in GEOG 3315 or GEOG 4405 or GEOG 4410, and permission of the instructor.
    This course examines advanced topics in geospatial science that fit the needs and interests of students and faculty. Example topics include geospatial techniques in urban or environmental ssytems, advanced cartography, advanced remote sensing, ArcGIS server, geospatial databases, project management, and global positioning system applications. This course can be taken more than once as long as it is not identical in content.


German

  
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    GRMN 1001 - Introduction to German Language and Culture I

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 0099 and READ 0099 if required.
    Introduction to German 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 German culture.

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

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: One year of high school German, or GRMN 1001, or the equivalent.
    Introduction to German 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 German culture.

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

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Two years of high school German, or GRMN 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 German.
  
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    GRMN 2002 - Intermediate German Language and Culture II

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Three years of high school German or GRMN 2001 or the equivalent.
    Students continue to increase linguistic and cultural proficiency through the use of a variety of materials and activities. Course will serve as a transition between intermediate and upper-level courses in the language.

    Notes: Not open to native speakers of German.
  
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    GRMN 2003 - Accelerated Intermediate German Language and Culture

    6 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 6 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Two years of high school German or GRMN 1002.
    This accelerated intermediate level course in German language and culture covers in one semester the materials presented in GRMN 2001 and GRMN 2002. The course stresses continued, progressive acquisition of effective communication skills in both the written and spoken language and an understanding of the practices and products of German culture.

  
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    GRMN 3200 - Critical Reading and Applied Writing

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: GRMN 2002 or GRMN 2003.
    This course emphasizes skill development and refinement in the areas of critical reading and writing in German. Designed to give students extensive experience in reading and writing in German, the course focuses on the relationship between writing and reading, and on ways to improve one through the other.

  
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    GRMN 3302 - Practical Conversation

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: GRMN 2002 or GRMN 2003.
    In this course, students learn to express themselves verbally, using role-play, skits and extemporaneous speaking on a variety of topics including basic situations as well as discussions of professional areas. This course is taught in German.

  
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    GRMN 3303 - Grammar and Composition

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: GRMN 2002 or GRMN 2003.
    This course provides an introduction to the more difficult points of German grammar, syntax and style. In addition to the development of writing skills, students will concentrate on expanding their active vocabulary. This course is taught in German.

  
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    GRMN 3304 - Literature and Culture I

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: GRMN 3200 and GRMN 3303.
    An introduction to the literature and culture of Germany and German-speaking countries from the Middle Ages to 1848. Students examine literary and artistic movements as well as cultural issues of the period.

    Notes: Readings and discussion in German and in English.
  
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    GRMN 3305 - Literature and Culture II

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: GRMN 3200.
    An introduction to the literature and culture of Germany and German-speaking countries from 1848 to the present. Students examine literary and artistic movements as well as cultural issues of the period.

  
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    GRMN 3390 - Upper-division Study Abroad in German

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior or Senior status and permission of the department chair.
    This course fulfills the study abroad requirement for the B.A. in Modern Language & Culture with a primary language of German. The content of the course may vary depending on available course offerings in the foreign institution. The chair of the Department of Foreign Languages must preapprove the use of this course as partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree in Modern Language & Culture.

  
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    GRMN 3398 - Internship

    1-9 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: GRMN 3302 or permission of the instructor.
    Supervised, credit-earning work experience of one semester requiring use of German in the work place.

    Notes: Prior approval by department coordinator and internship supervisor is required.
  
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    GRMN 4400 - Directed Study

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: GRMN 2002 or permission of the instructor.
    Covers special topics and seminars external to course offerings that allow a student to work individually with an instructor.

    Notes: Requires prior approval by instructor and department chair.
  
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    GRMN 4402 - Contemporary Culture

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: GRMN 3304 or GRMN 3305 or permission of the instructor.
    This course is an examination of the historical, social, and political contexts of the contemporary experience in the German-speaking world through the analysis of cultural representations such as film, media, plastic arts, music, and literature. Readings and discussions are in German.

  
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    GRMN 4404 - Commercial German

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: GRMN 2002 or permission of the instructor.
    An in-depth study of business practices and the language of business that focuses on verbal and written communication as well as economic, social and political factors that are important to the conduct of business in the German-speaking world.

    Notes: Readings and discussion in German and in English.
  
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    GRMN 4434 - Topics in Language, Literature, and Culture

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: GRMN 3304 or GRMN 3305 or permission of the instructor.
    This course explores a period, movement or genre in literature, a topic in culture, or language-related issues. Topics are chosen for their significance and impact on German-speaking cultures. The course is taught in German.

  
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    GRMN 4456 - Advanced Grammar and Linguistics

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: GRMN 3303 or permission of the instructor.
    This course is an advanced study of grammar from a linguistic perspective. It provides an overview of phonetics, phonology, morphology, and syntax. The course exposes students to dialectical variations of the German-speaking world and stresses development of oral proficiency. The course is taught in German.

  
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    GRMN 4490 - Special Topics in German

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: GRMN 2002 or permission of the instructor.
    Selected topics of interest to students and faculty.

  
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    GRMN 4499 - Senior Seminar

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: GRMN 3304 and GRMN 3305 and senior status.
    This is a capstone course designed to synthesize and connect the student’s prior academic experiences in the major and related fields of study. Students will prepare a reflective essay and a research paper to present to the faculty. Papers and presentations are in German.


Health and Human Services

  
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    HHS 3100 - Culturally Competent

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 1102.
    This course provides students with skills needed by health and human service workers to provide effective care to individuals from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Emphasis will be placed on working with immigrants and refugees from Hispanic cultures.


Health and Physical Education

  
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    HPE 1030 - Aerobic Conditioning/Weight Training

    1 Class Hours 1 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: None.
    Motor skill acquisition, fundamental techniques and knowledge appropriate for the successful participation in a variety of cardiovascular fitness related activities and weight training principles.

  
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    HPE 1055 - Archery

    1 Class Hours 1 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: None.
    This course introduces the motor skils, fundamental techniques, decision-making strategies, and knowledge necessary for successful participation in the sport of archery.

  
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    HPE 1060 - Beginning Badminton

    1 Class Hours 1 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: None.
    This course introduces the motor skills, fundamental techniques and strategic knowledge necessary for successful participation in the sport of badminton.

  
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    HPE 1075 - Beginning Basketball

    1 Class Hours 1 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: None.
    This course introduces the motor skills, fundamental techniques and strategic knowledge necessary for successful participation in the sport of basketball.

  
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    HPE 1080 - Beginning Softball

    1 Class Hours 1 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: None.
    This course introduces the motor skills, fundamental techniques and strategic knowledge necessary for successful participation in the sport of slow pitch co-ed softball.

  
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    HPE 1090 - Dance: Ballet

    1 Class Hours 1 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: None.
    Motor skill acquisition, fundamental techniques and knowledge appropriate for the successful participation in classical ballet dance.

  
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    HPE 1130 - Dance: Jazz

    1 Class Hours 1 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: None.
    Motor skill acquisition, fundamental techniques and knowledge appropriate for the successful participation in basic jazz dance.

  
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    HPE 1140 - Educational Dance and Gymnastics

    2 Class Hours 3 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: HPE majors only.
    This course focuses on the knowledge, motor skills, and fundamental techniques of international folk and social dance forms, creative movement and rhythmic activities, and educational gymnastic skills.

  
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    HPE 1150 - Dance: Modern

    1 Class Hours 1 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: None.
    Motor skill acquisition, fundamental techniques and knowledge appropriate for the successful participation in basic modern dance.

  
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    HPE 1160 - Rhythmic Activities for Children (P-5)

    1 Class Hours 1 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: None.
    Rhythmic and movement concepts used in expressive movement and as a foundation for motor skills included. Strategies for teaching creative movement will be addressed. Field experience with young children included.

  
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    HPE 1170 - Folk/Square/Social Dance

    1 Class Hours 1 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: None.
    Motor skill acquisition, fundamental techniques, and knowledge appropriate for participation in folk, square, and social dance. Will include selected folk dances representing different cultures around the world. Circle, contra, and western style square dance will be emphasized. Social dances shall include Fox Trot, Waltz, Swing, and various Latin dances.

  
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    HPE 1185 - Beginning Soccer

    1 Class Hours 1 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: None.
    This course introduces the motor skills, fundamental techniques and strategic knowledge necessary for successful participation in the sport of team handball.

  
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    HPE 1195 - Intermediate Soccer

    1 Class Hours 1 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: None.
    This course introduces the motor skills, fundamental techniques, decision-making strategies, and knowledge necessary for successful participation in intermediate soccer.

  
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    HPE 1210 - Golf

    1 Class Hours 1 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: None.
    Motor skill acquisition, fundamental techniques and knowledge appropriate for the successful participation in golf.

    Notes: Additional fee required.
 

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