Feb 06, 2023  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Course Descriptions


 
  
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    PERC 403 - Percussion (Lab. 1-3, Cr. 1-3)


    Private instruction in percussion. Students remain at senior level if the instrumental faculty determines the student did not achieve at an appropriate level for advancement.

    Notes
    For music majors only.

    Prerequisite(s): PERC 402.

    Lab. 1-3 Cr. 1-3

  
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    PERC 404 - Percussion (Lab. 1-3, Cr. 1-3


    Private instruction for percussion. Students remain at senior level if the instrumental faculty determines the student did not achieve at an appropriate level for advancement.

    Notes
    For music majors only.

    Prerequisite(s): PERC 403.

    Lab. 1-3 Cr. 1-3

  
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    PHIL 102 - Critical Thinking (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)


    LCCN: CPHL 2113, Introduction to Logic

    Argument and reasoning using simple formal logical systems, inductive logic, informal logic, and other patterns of critical thinking.

    Lec. 3 Cr. 3

    General Education Core Curriculum
    Mathematics/Analytical Reasoning

  
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    PHIL 201 - Introduction to Philosophy (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)


    LCCN: CPHL 1013, Introduction to Philosophy

    Philosophical problems including such topics as the existence of God, the nature of the human mind, free will and determinism, and the foundations of knowledge and ethics.

    Lec. 3 Cr. 3

    General Education Core Curriculum
    Humanities

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    PHIL 251 - Biomedical Ethics and Decision Making (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)


    Basic principles of critical thinking and contemporary ethical theories forming the foundations for ethical decision making in the biomedical community.

    Notes
    For chemistry (prepharmacy concentration), liberal studies (philosophy concentration), health and human performance (sports medicine concentration), medical laboratory science, nursing, and radiologic sciences majors only.

    Lec. 3 Cr. 3

    General Education Core Curriculum
    Humanities

  
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    PHIL 252 - Ethics in the Sciences (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)


    Introduction to the major schools of thought in moral thinking: Virtue Ethics, Consequentialist Moral Theories, Deontological Moral Theories, and Ethical Intuitionism. Special attention is paid to case studies of ethical problems that arise in the sciences and engineering.

    Lec. 3 Cr. 3

    General Education Core Curriculum
    Humanities

  
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    PHIL 253 - Philosophy in Film (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)


    An examination of classical philosophical themes and questions as developed in film. Attention will be paid to the unexpected depth of philosophical inquiry in films that are not normally thought of as overtly philosophical.

    Lec. 3 Cr. 3

    General Education Core Curriculum
    Humanities

    WE
  
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    PHIL 311 - History of Ancient and Medieval Thought (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)


    Western philosophy from ancient Greece to the Renaissance.

    Notes
    No duplicate credit for PHIL 311 and PHIL 301.

    Lec. 3 Cr. 3

    WE
  
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    PHIL 312 - History of Modern Thought (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)


    Western philosophy in the 17th through 19th centuries, with particular focus on the Rationalist/Empiricist debate.

    Notes
    No duplicate credit for PHIL 312 and PHIL 202 or PHIL 303.

    Lec. 3 Cr. 3

    WE
  
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    PHIL 313 - Contemporary Philosophy (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)


    Western philosophy from approximately 1850 forward, with particular focus on pragmatism, the analytic movement, and phenomenology.

    Notes
    No duplicate credit for PHIL 313 and PHIL 203 or PHIL 303.

    Lec. 3 Cr. 3

  
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    PHIL 314 - Existentialism (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)


    Existential thought through the 19th and 20th centuries.

    Lec. 3 Cr. 3

  
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    PHIL 315 - Political Philosophy (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)


    Great political philosophers from the ancient through the modern period. General issues such as law, justice, and rights will be discussed in relation to the development and maintenance of societies.

    Notes
    No duplicate credit for PHIL 315 and GOVT 303, GOVT 315, GOVT 330, GOVT 331, or PHIL 321.

    Lec. 3 Cr. 3

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    PHIL 331 - Ethics (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)


    Major concepts of morality and assessment. Issues include skepticism, relativism, naturalism, and religious ethics.

    Lec. 3 Cr. 3

    WE
  
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    PHIL 332 - Epistemology: Study of the Nature of Knowledge (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)


    Problems in epistemology, including the nature of human knowledge, the relation between knowledge and true belief, the Rationalism/Empiricism debate, and the nature of rationality and justification.

    Lec. 3 Cr. 3

  
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    PHIL 333 - Metaphysics: Study of What is Real (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)


    Problems in metaphysics, including the mind/body problem, free will and determinism, universals and particulars, and the nature of persons.

    Prerequisite(s): PHIL 334.

    Lec. 3 Cr. 3

  
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    PHIL 334 - Formal Logic (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)


    Syntax and semantics of modern first order formal logic with emphasis on the construction of formal proofs and identification and translation of ordinary language arguments into the language of formal logic.

    Lec. 3 Cr. 3

  
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    PHIL 341 - Philosophy of Religion (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)


    Traditional and contemporary issues in religion, including the nature and existence of God, the nature of religious knowledge and belief, miracles, immorality, and the relationship between science and religion.

    Lec. 3 Cr. 3

    WE
  
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    PHIL 411 - Philosophy of Science (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)


    Issues in modern science, including the nature of scientific explanation and confirmation, the growth of scientific knowledge, and the realism/anti-realism debate.

    Notes
    No duplicate credit for PHIL 411 and PHIL 511.

    Prerequisite(s): Senior standing or permission of department head.

    Lec. 3 Cr. 3

  
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    PHIL 412 - Philosophy of Mind (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)


    Issues pertinent to mental activity including dualism, materialism, intentionality, action theory, and artificial intelligence.

    Notes
    No duplicate credit for PHIL 412 and PHIL 512.

    Lec. 3 Cr. 3

  
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    PHIL 481 - Special Topics in Philosophy (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)


    Selected topic in historical or contemporary philosophy.

    Notes
    May be repeated as topics vary to accrue a total of 9 credit hours. No duplicate credit for PHIL 481 and PHIL 581 of the same topic.

    Prerequisite(s): 6 credit hours of PHIL or permission of department head.

    Lec. 3 Cr. 3

  
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    PHIL 483 - Great Books in Philosophy (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)


    A given book or collection of books significant in the history of philosophy.

    Notes
    May be repeated as topics vary to accrue a total of 6 credit hours. No duplicate credit for PHIL 483 and PHIL 583 of the same topic.

    Lec. 3 Cr. 3

  
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    PHIL 484 - Research Seminar in Philosophy (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)


    Capstone course for the Philosophy concentration for the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies degree. Students will work with faculty on topics that will vary depending upon the semester, culminating in a research project and senior thesis.

    Prerequisite(s): 6 credit hours of PHIL or permission of department head.

    Lec. 3 Cr. 3

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    PHIL 491 - Independent Study in Philosophy (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)


    Research in approved philosophical area during the student’s junior or senior year.

    Notes
    May be repeated to accrue a total of 6 credit hours. No duplicate credit for PHIL 491 and PHIL 591.

    Lec. 3 Cr. 3

  
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    PHSC 101 - Physical Science I (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)


    LCCN: CPHY 1023, Physical Science I

    Topics including mechanics, electricity and magnetism, optics, thermodynamics, atomic and nuclear physics, and introductory chemistry. Designed for the non-physical science major.

    Notes
    May be taken as a physical science sequence with PHSC 102.

    Lec. 3 Cr. 3

    General Education Core Curriculum
    Natural Sciences

    WE
  
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    PHSC 102 - Introductory Astronomy (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)


    Introduction to the astronomy of the solar system, the Sun and other stars, nebulae, and galaxies. Equipment is available for telescopic observations. Designed for the non-physical science major.

    Notes
    May be taken as a physical science sequence with PHSC 101.

    Lec. 3 Cr. 3

    General Education Core Curriculum
    Natural Sciences

    WE
  
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    PHSC 210 - Solar System Exploration and Search for Life (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)


    Characteristics and origins of planets and moons: comparisons with Earth, and search for past or present extraterrestrial life. Project work may be required.

    Notes
    No duplicate credit for PHSC 210 and PHSC 481 or PHSC 581.

    Prerequisite(s): 3 credit hours of BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, or PHYS.

    Lec. 3 Cr. 3

  
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    PHSC 300 - Scientific Literature (Lec. 1, Cr. 1)


    An intensive course covering access to and retrieval of scientific data, articles, and other resources.

    Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or permission of department head.

    Lec. 1 Cr. 1

  
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    PHYS 151 - Introduction to Physics Concepts and Application (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)


    Study of the fundamental principles of physics and their applications.

    Prerequisite(s): MATH 113 or MATH 170.

    Lec. 3 Cr. 3

    General Education Core Curriculum
    Natural Sciences

    WE
  
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    PHYS 152 - Introductory Applied Physics II (Lec. 3, Lab. 3, Cr. 4)


    Study of the fundamental principles of physics and their applications.

    Prerequisite(s): PHYS 151.

    Lec. 3 Lab. 3 Cr. 4

  
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    PHYS 201 - General Physics I (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)


    LCCN: CPHY 2113, Physics I (Algebra/Trigonometry Based); CPHY 2114, Physics I (Algebra/Trigonometry Based) Lec + Lab

    Algebra/Trig-based physics: vectors, kinematics, Newton’s Laws, momentum, work and energy, rotations, oscillations, elasticity and equilibrium; thermodynamics. Not intended for engineering majors.

    Notes
    No duplicate credit for PHYS 201 and PHYS 211.

    Prerequisite(s): MATH 113 or MATH 170.

    Lec. 3 Cr. 3

    General Education Core Curriculum
    Natural Sciences

  
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    PHYS 202 - General Physics II (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)


    LCCN: CPHY 2123, Physics II (Algebra/Trigonometry Based); CPHY 2124, Physics II (Algebra/Trigonometry Based) Lec + Lab

    A continuation of PHYS 201. Electricity, magnetism, light, and modern physics.

    Notes
    No duplicate credit for PHYS 202 and PHYS 212.

    Prerequisite(s): PHYS 201 or permission of department head.

    Lec. 3 Cr. 3

    General Education Core Curriculum
    Natural Sciences

  
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    PHYS 205 - Introductory Physics Laboratory I (Lab. 3, Cr. 1)


    LCCN: CPHY 2111, Physics I Lab (Algebra/Trigonometry Based); CPHY 2114, Physics I (Algebra/Trigonometry Based) Lec + Lab

    Algebra/Trig-based physics: experiments in mechanics. Not intended for engineering majors.

    Notes
    No duplicate credit for PHYS 205 and PHYS 211L.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): PHYS 201 or PHYS 211.

    Lab. 3 Cr. 1

  
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    PHYS 206 - Introductory Physics Laboratory II (Lab. 3, Cr. 1)


    LCCN: CPHY 2121, Physics II Lab (Algebra/Trigonometry Based); CPHY 2124, Physics II (Algebra/Trigonometry Based) Lec + Lab

    Algebra/Trig-based physics: experiments in electricity, magnetism, and light. Not intended for engineering majors.

    Notes
    No duplicate credit for PHYS 206 and PHYS 212L.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): PHYS 202 or PHYS 212.

    Lab. 3 Cr. 1

  
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    PHYS 211 - University Physics I (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)


    LCCN: CPHY 2133, Physics I (Calculus Based)

    Calculus-based physics: vectors, kinematics, Newton’s Laws, momentum, work and energy, rotations, oscillations, elasticity and equilibrium. Intended for engineering and physical science majors.

    Notes
    No duplicate credit for PHYS 211 and PHYS 201.

    Prerequisite(s): MATH 190 or permission of department head.

    Lec. 3 Cr. 3

    General Education Core Curriculum
    Natural Sciences

  
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    PHYS 212 - University Physics II (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)


    LCCN: CPHY 2153, Physics III (Calculus Based)

    Calculus-based physics: gravitational fields; waves; electrostatics; circuits; magnetism; and light. Intended for engineering and physical science majors.

    Notes
    No duplicate credit for PHYS 212 and PHYS 202.

    Prerequisite(s): PHYS 211.

    Lec. 3 Cr. 3

    General Education Core Curriculum
    Natural Sciences

  
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    PHYS 213 - University Physics III (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)


    Calculus-based physics: fluids, waves, and thermodynamics. Intended for engineering and physical science majors.

    Prerequisite(s): PHYS 211.

    Lec. 3 Cr. 3

  
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    PHYS 301 - General Astronomy I (Lec. 3, Lab. 3, Cr. 4)


    Facts, principles, and concepts of the solar system, stars, nebulae, and galaxies for students of both physical sciences and life sciences.

    Prerequisite(s): PHYS 201 and PHYS 202.

    Lec. 3 Lab. 3 Cr. 4

  
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    PHYS 302 - General Astronomy II (Lec. 3, Lab. 3, Cr. 4)


    Facts, principles, and concepts of the solar system, stars, nebulae, and galaxies for students of both physical sciences and life sciences.

    Prerequisite(s): PHYS 201 and PHYS 202.

    Lec. 3 Lab. 3 Cr. 4

  
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    PHYS 311 - Analytical Mechanics (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)


    Intermediate level mechanics course focusing on vector aspects of dynamics. Topics include: non-inertial reference frames, rigid-body motion, potential theory, central force motion, damped and driven oscillators.

    Prerequisite(s): PHYS 211.
    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): MATH 292.

    Lec. 3 Cr. 3

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    PHYS 321 - Optics (Lec. 3, Lab. 3, Cr. 4)


    Study of the fundamental principles of light with emphasis upon image formation; diffraction and limitations of optical systems; optical material and testing of optical units; optical and image forming instruments; and spectroscopic, interferometer, and polarizing apparatus.

    Prerequisite(s): PHYS 202 or PHYS 212.
    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): MATH 291.

    Lec. 3 Lab. 3 Cr. 4

  
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    PHYS 341 - Modern Physics I (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)


    Introduction to modern physics. Topics include relativistic mechanics and dynamics, experimental foundations of quantum mechanics, Schrodinger’s equation, potential wells and barriers, and the hydrogen atom.

    Prerequisite(s): PHYS 212.
    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): MATH 292.

    Lec. 3 Cr. 3

  
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    PHYS 342 - Modern Physics II (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)


    A continuation of Modern Physics. Topics include quantum mechanics of atoms and molecules, condensed matter physics, statistical physics, and nuclear physics.

    Prerequisite(s): PHYS 341.

    Lec. 3 Cr. 3

  
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    PHYS 351 - Introduction to Astrophysics (Lec. 3, Lab. 3, Cr. 4)


    Physical properties of the solar system, stellar structure, stellar systems, galaxies, and cosmology, with emphasis on the application of contemporary physics.

    Prerequisite(s): PHYS 212.
    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): MATH 291.

    Lec. 3 Lab. 3 Cr. 4

  
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    PHYS 370 - Advanced Physics Laboratory I (Lab. 3, Cr. 1)


    Laboratory course in which selected experiments from advanced topics in physics are performed.

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of department head.

    Lab. 3 Cr. 1

  
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    PHYS 401 - Principles of Electricity and Magnetism I (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)


    Vector treatment of the fundamentals of electricity and magnetism. Topics include: Vector analysis; Gauss’ law; electric field intensity; energy and potential; conductors, dielectrics, and capacitance; Poisson’s and Laplace’s equations; magnetostatics.

    Notes
    No duplicate credit for PHYS 401 and PHYS 501.

    Prerequisite(s): PHYS 212.
    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): MATH 292.

    Lec. 3 Cr. 3

  
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    PHYS 402 - Principles of Electricity and Magnetism II (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)


    Continuation of Principles of Electricity and Magnetism I. Topics include: Maxwell’s equations; magnetic materials; electromagnetic waves in vacuum and matter; reflection and refraction; diffraction and interference; coherence; special theory of relativity.

    Notes
    No duplicate credit for PHYS 402 and PHYS 502.

    Prerequisite(s): PHYS 401.

    Lec. 3 Cr. 3

  
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    PHYS 411 - Nuclear Physics (Lec. 3, Lab. 3, Cr. 4)


    History of nuclear physics; particles and waves; atomic structure; isotopes and nuclear structure; X-Rays; Gamma Rays; Alpha Rays and Beta particles; particle accelerators and induced transformations; nuclear fission and power; radiation techniques.

    Prerequisite(s): (PHYS 341 and PHYS 342) or permission of department head.

    Lec. 3 Lab. 3 Cr. 4

  
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    PHYS 421 - Thermodynamics (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)


    Effects of heat and work on gases, liquids, and solids. The equation of state, the first and second laws of thermodynamics, and heat engines. Introduction to kinetic theory and statistical mechanics.

    Notes
    No duplicate credit for PHYS 421 and PHYS 521.

    Prerequisite(s): PHYS 211 and MATH 291.

    Lec. 3 Cr. 3

  
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    PHYS 423 - Solid State Physics (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)


    Properties of the crystalline state, including lattice defects, paramagnetism, ferromagnetism, and anti-ferromagnetism. Band theory of metals, semiconductors, and superconductors.

    Notes
    No duplicate credit for PHYS 423 and PHYS 523.

    Prerequisite(s): PHYS 341.

    Lec. 3 Cr. 3

  
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    PHYS 431 - Physics Seminar (Cr. 1)


    Assigned readings, discussions, and reports in an advanced field of physics. Oral presentations are required.

    Prerequisite(s): Junior standing.

    Cr. 1

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    PHYS 441 - Special Problems in Physics (Cr. 1-3)


    Special problems in theoretical and laboratory physics.

    Notes
    May be repeated to accrue a total of 6 credit hours.

    Prerequisite(s): Junior standing and permission of department head.

    Cr. 1-3

  
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    PHYS 451 - Classical Mechanics (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)


    Advanced course in Newtonian mechanics, including generalized coordinates and equations of motion in Lagrangian form.

    Notes
    No duplicate credit for PHYS 451 and PHYS 551.

    Prerequisite(s): MATH 301 and PHYS 311.

    Lec. 3 Cr. 3

  
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    PHYS 452 - Mathematical Physics (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)


    Mathematical methods of physics with applications to physical problems.

    Notes
    No duplicate credit for PHYS 452 and PHYS 552.

    Prerequisite(s): MATH 301 and PHYS 211.

    Lec. 3 Cr. 3

  
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    PHYS 470 - Advanced Physics Laboratory II (Lab. 3, Cr. 1)


    Laboratory course in which selected experiments from advanced topics in physics are performed.

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of department head.

    Lab. 3 Cr. 1

  
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    PHYS 481 - Quantum Mechanics (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)


    Basic concepts of quantum mechanics. Schrödinger’s equation, wave functions, square well functions, square well potentials, hydrogen atom, and angular momentum.

    Prerequisite(s): MATH 301 and PHYS 341.

    Lec. 3 Cr. 3

  
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    PHYS 501 - Principles of Electricity and Magnetism I (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)


    Electromagnetic field equations, boundary value problems in electrostatics, magnetostatics, plane, cylindrical, and spherical waves, wave guides; retarded potentials and simple radiating systems; relativistic electrodynamics; radiation from moving charges. Library readings and reports required.

    Notes
    No duplicate credit for PHYS 501 and PHYS 401.

    Prerequisite(s): PHYS 212.

    Lec. 3 Cr. 3

  
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    PHYS 502 - Principles of Electricity and Magnetism II (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)


    Electromagnetic field equations, boundary value problems in electrostatics, magnetostatics, plane, cylindrical, and spherical waves, wave guides; retarded potentials and simple radiating systems; relativistic electrodynamics; radiation from moving charges. Library readings and reports required.

    Notes
    No duplicate credit for PHYS 502 and PHYS 402.

    Prerequisite(s): PHYS 212.

    Lec. 3 Cr. 3

  
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    PHYS 521 - Thermodynamics (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)


    Study of the effects of heat and work on gases, liquids, and solids. The equation of state and the first and second laws of thermodynamics are presented with applications to heat engines. An introduction is given to kinetic theory and statistical mechanics. Library readings and reports required.

    Notes
    No duplicate credit for PHYS 521 and PHYS 421.

    Prerequisite(s): MATH 291 and PHYS 211.

    Lec. 3 Cr. 3

  
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    PHYS 523 - Solid State Physics (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)


    Theory and application of solid state devices; binding in molecules and crystals; energy bands, electrons in metals; electrical thermal and magnetic properties of solids; and semiconductor theory. Library readings and reports required.

    Notes
    No duplicate credit for PHYS 523 and PHYS 423.

    Prerequisite(s): PHYS 341.

    Lec. 3 Cr. 3

  
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    PHYS 551 - Classical Mechanics (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)


    An advanced course in the dynamics and statics of particles and rigid bodies and the mechanics of materials. Introduction to Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formalism, rigid body motion, normal modes. Library readings and reports required.

    Notes
    No duplicate credit for PHYS 551 and PHYS 451.

    Prerequisite(s): PHYS 311

    Lec. 3 Cr. 3

  
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    PHYS 552 - Mathematical Physics (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)


    Mathematical methods of physics with emphasis on vector calculus, boundary value problems and linear vector spaces. Library readings and reports required.

    Notes
    No duplicate credit for PHYS 552 and PHYS 452.

    Prerequisite(s): MATH 301 and PHYS 211.

    Lec. 3 Cr. 3

  
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    PIAN 100 - Freshmen Performance Proficiency (Cr. 1-2)


    These courses are designed for aspiring music majors who present little or no back-ground in their chosen performance genre. The courses are intended to bring the student to the technical and musical level expected of an entering major.

    Notes
    May be repeated to accrue a total of 4 credit hours. Credits for this course may not be applied toward a degree.

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of department head.

    Cr. 1-2

  
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    PIAN 101 - Piano (Lab. 1-3, Cr. 1-3)


    Private instruction for piano. Freshman level. First semester. Placement determined by audition.

    Notes
    For music majors or minors only. Placement determined by audition.

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of department head.

    Lab. 1-3 Cr. 1-3

  
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    PIAN 102 - Piano (Lab. 1-3, Cr. 1-3)


    Private instruction for piano. Freshman level. Second semester.

    Notes
    For music majors or minors only.

    Prerequisite(s): PIAN 101.

    Lab. 1-3 Cr. 1-3

  
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    PIAN 103 - Piano (Lab. 1-3, Cr. 1-3)


    Private instruction for piano. Students remain at freshman level if the instrumental faculty determine the student did not achieve at an appropriate level for advancement.

    Notes
    For music majors or minors only.

    Prerequisite(s): PIAN 102.

    Lab. 1-3 Cr. 1-3

  
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    PIAN 104 - Piano (Lab. 1-3, Cr. 1-3)


    Private instruction for piano. Students remain at freshman level if the instrumental faculty determine the student did not achieve at an appropriate level for advancement.

    Notes
    For music majors or minors only.

    Prerequisite(s): PIAN 103.

    Lab. 1-3 Cr. 1-3

  
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    PIAN 115 - Class Piano (Lab. 2, Cr. 1)


    Group instruction in piano for non-piano music majors, providing students with keyboard skills appropriate to their major fields. For information about Advanced Placement opportunities based on your test scores, click here .

    Notes
    For music majors or minors only.

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of department head.

    Lab. 2 Cr. 1

  
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    PIAN 116 - Class Piano (Lab. 2, Cr. 1)


    Group instruction in piano for non-piano music majors, providing students with keyboard skills appropriate to their major fields. For information about Advanced Placement opportunities based on your test scores, click here .

    Notes
    For music majors or minors only.

    Prerequisite(s): PIAN 115.

    Lab. 2 Cr. 1

  
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    PIAN 125 - Piano (Lab. 1, Cr. 1)


    Private instruction for piano for non-music majors.

    Notes
    May be repeated to accrue a total of 8 credit hours.

    Lab. 1 Cr. 1

  
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    PIAN 201 - Piano (Lab. 1-3, Cr. 1-3)


    Private instruction for piano. Sophomore level. First semester.

    Notes
    For music majors or minors only.

    Prerequisite(s): PIAN 102.

    Lab. 1-3 Cr. 1-3

  
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    PIAN 202 - Piano (Lab. 1-3, Cr. 1-3)


    Private instruction for piano. Sophomore level. Second semester.

    Notes
    For music majors or minors only.

    Prerequisite(s): PIAN 201.

    Lab. 1-3 Cr. 1-3

  
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    PIAN 203 - Piano (Lab. 1-3, Cr. 1-3)


    Private instruction for piano. Students remain at sophomore level if the instrumental faculty determine the student did not achieve at an appropriate level for advancement.

    Notes
    For music majors or minors only.

    Prerequisite(s): PIAN 202.

    Lab. 1-3 Cr. 1-3

  
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    PIAN 204 - Piano (Lab. 1-3, Cr. 1-3)


    Private instruction for piano. Students remain at sophomore level if the instrumental faculty determine the student did not achieve at an appropriate level for advancement.

    Notes
    For music majors or minors only.

    Prerequisite(s): PIAN 203.

    Lab. 1-3 Cr. 1-3

  
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    PIAN 215 - Class Piano (Lab. 2, Cr. 1)


    Group instruction in piano for non-piano music majors, providing students with keyboard skills appropriate to their major fields. For information about Advanced Placement opportunities based on your test scores, click here .

    Prerequisite(s): PIAN 115 and PIAN 116.

    Lab. 2 Cr. 1

  
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    PIAN 216 - Class Piano (Lab. 2, Cr. 1)


    Group instruction in piano for non-piano music majors, providing students with keyboard skills appropriate to their major fields. For information about Advanced Placement opportunities based on your test scores, click here .

    Prerequisite(s): PIAN 215.

    Lab. 2 Cr. 1

  
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    PIAN 301 - Piano (Lab. 1-3, Cr. 1-3)


    Private instruction in piano. Junior level. First semester.

    Notes
    For music majors only.

    Prerequisite(s): PIAN 202.

    Lab. 1-3 Cr. 1-3

  
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    PIAN 302 - Piano (Lab. 1-3, Cr. 1-3)


    Private instruction in piano. Junior level. Second semester.

    Notes
    For music majors only.

    Prerequisite(s): PIAN 301.

    Lab. 1-3 Cr. 1-3

  
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    PIAN 303 - Piano (Lab. 1-3, Cr. 1-3)


    Private instruction for piano. Students remain at junior level if the instrumental faculty determines the student did not achieve at an appropriate level for advancement.

    Notes
    For music majors only.

    Prerequisite(s): PIAN 302.

    Lab. 1-3 Cr. 1-3

  
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    PIAN 304 - Piano (Lab. 1-3, Cr. 1-3)


    Private instruction in piano. Students remain at junior level if the instrumental faculty determine the student did not achieve at an appropriate level for advancement.

    Notes
    For music majors only.

    Prerequisite(s): PIAN 303.

    Lab. 1-3 Cr. 1-3

  
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    PIAN 401 - Piano (Lab. 1-3, Cr. 1-3)


    Private instruction for piano. Senior level. First semester.

    Notes
    For music majors only.

    Prerequisite(s): PIAN 302.

    Lab. 1-3 Cr. 1-3

  
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    PIAN 402 - Piano (Lab. 1-3, Cr. 1-3)


    Private instruction in piano. Senior level. Second semester.

    Notes
    For music majors only.

    Prerequisite(s): PIAN 401.

    Lab. 1-3 Cr. 1-3

  
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    PIAN 403 - Piano (Lab. 1-3, Cr. 1-3)


    Private instruction in piano. Students remain at senior level if the instrumental faculty determines the student did not achieve at an appropriate level for advancement.

    Notes
    For music majors only.

    Prerequisite(s): PIAN 402.

    Lab. 1-3 Cr. 1-3

  
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    PIAN 404 - Piano (Lab. 1-3, Cr. 1-3)


    Private instruction for piano. Students remain at senior level if the instrumental faculty determine the student did not achieve at an appropriate level for advancement.

    Notes
    For music majors only.

    Prerequisite(s): PIAN 403.

    Lab. 1-3 Cr. 1-3

  
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    PLA 300 - Prior Learning Portfolio Development (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)


    Develop comprehensive written documentation of prior learning experience for credit. Emphasis on research, experiential learning theories, and narrative writing skills.

    Notes
    Satisfactory course completion required for portfolio submission in petition of credit.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 102 (with a grade of C or better) or University writing assessment sample required.

    Lec. 3 Cr. 3

  
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    PLEG 101 - Introduction to Paralegal Studies (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)


    Designed to acquaint student with the concept, background and definition of the legal assistant and work in law-related situations.

    Lec. 3 Cr. 3

  
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    PLEG 201 - Administrative Law (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)


    Role of the paralegal in interpreting and applying the rules and regulations promulgated by government agencies.

    Lec. 3 Cr. 3

  
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    PLEG 202 - Civil Procedure and Trials (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)


    Law as practiced in civil cases, along with appeal structure and procedures.

    Lec. 3 Cr. 3

  
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    PLEG 205 - Legal Investigation (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)


    Sources used in developing case information to include library materials, court records, statements by witnesses, and the use of relevant professionals and experts.

    Lec. 3 Cr. 3

  
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    PLEG 207 - Corporate Law (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)


    Practical aspects of the law of business corporations, i.e., detailed analysis of partnerships and corporations, corporate forms and structure, stock and dividends, and corporate dissolution.

    Lec. 3 Cr. 3

  
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    PLEG 209 - Trusts and Estates (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)


    Law and procedure of wills, administration of estates and probate procedures. Topics include problems of death without a will, drafting of wills, use of trusts in wills, administration of small estates, valuation of assets, tax considerations, insurance considerations, probate court forms, and procedures in estate planning.

    Lec. 3 Cr. 3

  
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    PLEG 220 - Domestic Relations Law (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)


    Specific aspects of domestic relations law, including annulment, divorce, custody, child support, and adoptions.

    Lec. 3 Cr. 3

  
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    PLEG 223 - Litigation and Trial Practice (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)


    Litigation and trial practice to include court organization, federal and state civil procedure, civil courses of action, introduction to evidence, trial preparation, trial and appeal procedures.

    Lec. 3 Cr. 3

  
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    PLEG 224 - Products Liability (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)


    Theories, defenses, and remedies available in products liability litigation.

    Lec. 3 Cr. 3

  
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    PLEG 225 - Paralegal Internship (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)


    Supervised work in a law office. The paralegal internship is coordinated by the Coordinator of Paralegal Studies and approved by the Department Head. Students must work 120 clock hours in the law office to earn 3 credit hours.

    Lec. 3 Cr. 3

  
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    PLEG 226 - Criminal Procedures and Trials (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)


    Practice of law in criminal cases along with appeal structure and procedures.

    Lec. 3 Cr. 3

  
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    PLEG 227 - Torts (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)


    Intentional and negligent injuries and no-fault liability with emphasis on protection of persons and property from physical harm.

    Lec. 3 Cr. 3

  
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    PLEG 228 - Contracts (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)


    Law relating to contracts including such topics as offer and acceptance, form and consideration, assignment and discharge. Special emphasis is given to Louisiana law.

    Lec. 3 Cr. 3

  
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    PLEG 250 - Legal Research (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)


    Basic skills used in legal research to include analysis and evaluation of information.

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of department head.

    Lec. 3 Cr. 3

  
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    POLS 201 - American Government (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)


    LCCN: CPOL 2013, Introduction to American Government

    Principles, structures, processes, and functions of U. S. government.

    Notes
    No duplicate credit for POLS 201 and GOVT 201.

    Lec. 3 Cr. 3

    General Education Core Curriculum
    Social/Behavioral Sciences

  
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    POLS 240 - Introduction to Comparative Politics (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)


    Political culture, institutions, participation, policy-making, and stability and change in Western European democracies, Eastern European countries, and developing nations of the Third World.

    Notes
    No duplicate credit for POLS 240 and GOVT 240, GOVT 340, or POLS 340.

    Lec. 3 Cr. 3

    General Education Core Curriculum
    Social/Behavioral Sciences

 

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