Nov 30, 2022  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Course Descriptions


The courses listed below are all active courses in the course inventory. Students should refer to the class schedule or the appropriate academic department to inquire about course offerings.

 
  
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    ENSC 350 - Environmental Problem Solving


    Description
    Realistic environmental problems are reduced to quantifiable form for solution. Using approximation methods and elementary mathematical models, problems are solved in areas of water pollution, global nutrient cycling, atmospheric contamination, energy transfer, acid rain, climatology, and population growth.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): ENSC 102, CHEM 102, MATH 170, MATH 175, and PHYS 202.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    ENSC 361 - Microbial Ecology


    Description
    Study of the ecologic principles as they apply to microorganisms and their environments. Discussions include such phenomena as antagonism, commensalism, symbiosis, and parasitism.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for ENSC 361 and BIOL 361.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): BIOL 211.

    Cr 4
    Lec 3
    Lab 2
  
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    ENSC 404 - Introduction to Water Pollution


    Description
    Principles of water pollution. Eutrophication, pesticides, toxic organics, heavy metals, and radioactivity are emphasized.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for ENSC 404 and ENSC 504.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): BIOL 211.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    ENSC 415 - Radiation Protection


    Description
    General concepts of radiobiology and protection of personnel against radiation in field laboratories.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for ENSC 415 and ENSC 515.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Senior standing.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    ENSC 420 - Introduction to Air Pollution


    Description
    Introductory study of the various groups of air pollutants and of atmospheric chemical processes.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for ENSC 420 and ENSC 520.

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

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    ENSC 435 - Risk Assessment for Environmental Health Hazards


    Description
    Evaluating the risks to humans associated with exposure to routine emissions of pollutants with emphasis on air quality standards and permissible exposure levels. Assessing catastrophic risks associated with major industrial, transportation, and chemical releases as well as accidents at nuclear installation.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for ENSC 435 and ENSC 535.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): ENSC 350.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    ENSC 440 - Epidemiology


    Description
    Concepts and methods for the study of health and disease in populations. Primary emphasis on noncommunicable disease.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for ENSC 440 and ENSC 540.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): MATH 231 or STAT 231.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    ENSC 442 - Principles of Toxicology


    Description
    Absorption, distribution, and excretion of toxicants; their detoxification and bioactivation; their adverse effects; factors that modify their effects; and considerations for evaluating potential carcinogens and teratogens.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for ENSC 442 and ENSC 542.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 301.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    ENSC 471 - Undergraduate Research


    Description
    Advanced student is assigned a research problem in the field.

    Note(s)
    May be repeated to accrue a total of 3 credit hours. No duplicate credit for ENSC 471 and ENSC 571.

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

    Cr 1-3
  
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    ENSC 495 - Current Topics in Environmental Science


    Description
    Formal lecture presentations and discussions of recent advances and issues in environmental science.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for ENSC 495 and ENSC 595.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    ENSC 496 - Environmental Science Internship


    Description
    Practical experience in the environmental arena, such as emergency management, regulatory or trustee agencies, consulting firms, or industrial facilities. Internships require a minimum of 120 hours of work experience under professional supervision.

    Cr 3
    Course Designation(s)
    • CAP
    • INT
  
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    ENSC 504 - Introduction to Water Pollution


    Description
    Principles of water pollution. Eutrophication, pesticides, toxic organics, heavy metals, and radioactivity are emphasized. Library research and term paper required.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for ENSC 504 and ENSC 404.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    ENSC 515 - Radiation Protection


    Description
    Introduction to the general concepts of radiobiology and protection of personnel against radiation in field in laboratories. Class presentation and/or literature research is required.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for ENSC 515 and ENSC 415.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    ENSC 520 - Introduction to Air Pollution


    Description
    Introductory study of the various groups of air pollutants and of atmospheric chemical processes. Library research and term paper required.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for ENSC 520 and ENSC 420.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    ENSC 535 - Risk Assessment for Environmental Health Hazards


    Description
    Evaluating the risks to humans associated with exposure to routine emissions of pollutants with emphasis on air quality standards and permissible exposure levels. Assessing catastrophic risks associated with major industrial, transportation and chemical releases as well as accidents at nuclear installations. Library research and term paper required.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for ENSC 535 and ENSC 435.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    ENSC 540 - Epidemiology


    Description
    Concepts and methods for the study of health and disease in populations. Primary emphasis on noncommunicable disease. Term paper and class presentation required.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for ENSC 540 and ENSC 440.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): MATH 231, STAT 231, or permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    ENSC 542 - Principles of Toxicology


    Description
    Absorption, distribution and excretion of toxicants; their detoxification and bioactivation; their adverse effects; factors that modify their effects; and consideration for evaluating potential carcinogens and teratogens. Library research and term paper required.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for ENSC 542 and ENSC 442.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 301.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    ENSC 571 - Research Problems


    Description
    Advanced student is assigned a research problem in the field. Results must be presented in a departmental seminar.

    Note(s)
    May be repeated to accrue a total of 3 credit hours. No duplicate credit for ENSC 571 and ENSC 471.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of department head.

    Cr 1-3
  
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    ENSC 595 - Current Topics in Environmental Science


    Description
    Formal lecture presentations and discussions of recent advances and issues in environmental science. Library research and term paper required.

    Note(s)
    May be repeated as topics vary to accrue a total of 6 credit hours. No duplicate credit for ENSC 595 and ENSC 495.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    ENSC 610 - Computational Modeling


    Description
    Mathematical modeling of the fate, transport, and impact of controlled and accidental chemical releases to the atmosphere, surface water, and groundwater. Fundamental principles with an emphasis on practical applications, computer simulations of risks to human’s health and the natural environment.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    ENSC 611 - Air Pollution Control


    Description
    Theory and design considerations for emissions control of particulate matter, gases, and vapors.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    ENSC 615 - Environmental Remediation


    Description
    Survey of procedural approaches to assess and address regulatory, public and management concerns with contaminated sites/media. Reviews and discussions of case studies and extant investigations will supplement the text material.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    ENSC 651 - Hazardous Waste Management


    Description
    Study of the major areas of the management of hazardous wastes, including points of origin, transportation, predisposal treatment techniques, disposal methods, and some legal applications.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    ENSC 694 - Systemic Toxicology


    Description
    Toxic effects of chemical substances on specific target organs: the respiratory system, liver, kidney, skin, eye, nervous system, and others.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    ENSC 695 - Environmental Toxicology


    Description
    Basic concepts and test methods used in aquatic toxicity testing will be presented. Examples of typical data and their interpretation.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    ENSC 696 - Recent Advances in Environmental Science


    Description
    Most recent advances in a designated area of environmental science.

    Note(s)
    May be repeated as topics vary to accrue a total of 6 credit hours.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    ENTR 304 - Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice


    LCCN CMGM 3513, Introduction to Entrepreneurship (Upper Level)

    Description
    Business creation. Explores unique aspects of entrepreneurship in modern society and how to identify, assess, and develop business ideas; and locate and evaluate business opportunities.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for ENTR 304 and MGMT 304.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    ENTR 305 - Family Business and Franchising


    Description
    Following aspects of a family business are explored: ownership issues; resolving conflict; succession planning; and professionalizing family business management. Cases provide a context and are included where appropriate. This course will focus on the various aspects of buying or building a franchise. The key aspects that will be covered in this course are those related to conducting due diligence, getting financing in place for the franchise, as well as operational aspects.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for ENTR 305 and ENTR 450 or ENTR 460.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): ENTR 304.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    ENTR 404 - Corporate Entrepreneurship, Business Innovation and Venturing


    Description
    Designed to provide students with a wide range of business venture skills to more effectively manage their resources, including the creation of ideas through ideation and innovation, and begin to finalize an idea into a potential solution.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): ENTR 304.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    ENTR 405 - International and Social Entrepreneurship


    Description
    Explores comparisons between the United States and the international business sector along with maintaining entrepreneurial ventures across international boundaries. Students will explore the process of creating innovative solutions to persistent and dynamic social problems that create social value through sustainable and systemic change.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): ENTR 304.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    ENTR 485 - Entrepreneurship Internship


    Description
    Structured program of work experience in entrepreneurship with a participating employer and a coordinator from the College of Business. Minimum of 150 hours of work experience is required for 3 hours of credit.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): FIN 308, ENTR 304, MKTG 320, Junior standing, and permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Field Experience 150 hours

    Course Designation(s)
    • INT
  
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    FFND 101 - Freshman Foundations


    Description
    Designed to promote success of first-year students by developing skills and encouraging attitudes needed to achieve educational and personal goals. Content includes, but is not limited to, information about university and department resources, effective organizational and study skills, degree expectations, and career exploration.

    Note(s)
    Must be taken first full semester on campus. No duplicate credit for FFND 101 and CSCI 100, ENGR 100, ENGR 107, or NURS 100.

    Cr 1
    Lec 1
    Lab 1
    Course Designation(s)
    • NYF
  
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    FIN 201 - Personal Finance


    LCCN CFIN 2113, Personal Finance

    Description
    Applied course in personal family finance problems. Topics include management of budget, savings, credit, insurance, taxes, and investment, and discussion of rental/home purchases, planning for retirement and estate distribution.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    FIN 308 - Entrepreneurial Finance for Small Business


    Description
    Financial aspects of small business entrepreneurship. Topics include: basic financial statements, financial statement analysis, pro forma financial statements, break-even analysis, time value of money, working capital management, and capital budgeting.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Junior standing.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    FIN 310 - Principles of Business Finance


    LCCN CFIN 3113, Principles of Business Finance (Upper Level)

    Description
    Introduction to the management of financial resources in business firms. Topics include investment, valuation, capital budgeting, working capital management, capital structure and cost of capital, basic risk and return, financial analysis, and sources of financing.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 208 (with a grade of C or better), (ECON 203 or ECON 204), ENGL 102 (with a grade of C or better), MATH 130 (with a grade of C or better), (MATH 231 or STAT 231), and Junior standing.

    Prerequisite(s) Exceptions:

    • Chemistry-Chemistry and Management Concentration: ACCT 208 (with a grade of C or better), ECON 201, ENGL 102 (with a grade of C or better), (MATH 231 or STAT 231), and Junior standing.
    • General Business Administration-Business Education Grades 6-12 Concentration: ACCT 208 (with a grade of C or better), (ECON 203 or ECON 204), ENGL 102 (with a grade of C or better), (MATH 113 or MATH 170), (MATH 231 or STAT 231), and Junior standing.
    • General Business Administration-Construction Management Concentration: ACCT 208 (with a grade of C or better), (ECON 203 or ECON 204), ENGL 102 (with a grade of C or better), (MATH 231 or STAT 231), and Junior standing.


    Cr 3
    Lec 3

  
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    FIN 316 - Intermediate Financial Management I


    Description
    Risk and return, cost of capital, capital budgeting, working capital management, and financial analysis and planning.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for FIN 316 and FIN 311.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): FIN 310 and Junior standing.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    FIN 321 - Real Estate Principles


    Description
    Principles of buying, selling and managing real estate including the analysis of demand for housing and business property, supply of real estate, construction and subdividing, property valuation, and financing and marketing real estate.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Junior standing.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    FIN 330 - Fundamentals of Investing


    Description
    Techniques of analysis and management of various types of assets; sources of investment and information; common stock, fixed-income securities, and other investment mediums; international investment and portfolio management.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): FIN 310 and Junior standing.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    FIN 345 - International Finance


    Description
    Foreign exchange markets, exchange rate determination, effects of exchange rate fluctuations on financial transactions of dealing in foreign markets, exchange rate risk management, financing of foreign trade, foreign exchange derivatives, impact of international operations for the corporate financial manager.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): FIN 310 and Junior standing.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    FIN 400 - Financial Planning


    Description
    Personal and professional financial planning process, including the essentials of budgeting, savings, and credit planning, taxation planning, investment planning, retirement planning, estate planning, educational fund planning, insurance planning, and legal and ethical issues. Students will be required to prepare a personal financial plan as part of the course.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): FIN 310 and Junior standing.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    FIN 401 - Insurance and Risk Management


    Description
    Insurance theory and insurance practice, and risk management, including definitions and concepts of health, disability, long-term care and life insurance, risk management functions and strategies with reference to changes in the legal, regulatory, and ethical environment.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): FIN 310 and Junior standing.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    FIN 415 - Commercial Bank Management


    Description
    Bank structures, evolution of banking firms as financial services firms, transformation of the banking industry, mergers and acquisitions, credit analyses, risk management, off-balance sheet activities, bank holding company, bank supervision, performance evaluation, fair banking practices, international and offshore banking. Case analysis techniques used.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): FIN 310 and Junior standing.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    FIN 430 - Portfolio Management


    Description
    Systematic overview of the entire portfolio investment process including methods of security analysis, portfolio selection, portfolio revision techniques, portfolio performance analysis, capital market theory and international diversification.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): FIN 310 and Junior standing.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    FIN 485 - Finance Internship


    Description
    A structured program of work experience in finance with a participating employer and a coordinator from the College of Business. A minimum of 150 hours of work experience is required for 3 hours of credit.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for FIN 485 and FIN 395. For finance majors only.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): FIN 310, Junior standing, and permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Field Experience 150 hours

    Course Designation(s)
    • INT
  
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    FIN 491 - Directed Research in Finance


    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): FIN 316, Junior standing, and permission of department head.

    Cr 3
  
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    FIN 620 - Financial Management Policies


    Description
    Concepts involved in the acquisition and use of funds from the financial manager’s viewpoint. Emphasis is placed on risk management involving capital budgeting, capital structure theory, dividend policy, mergers and divestitures, bankruptcy, reorganization and liquidation, and financial assets including stocks, bonds, and derivatives. Issues pertaining to the changes in the legal, regulatory, ethical and global environment will be addressed as appropriate.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of MBA director.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    FIN 630 - Investments and Security Analysis


    Description
    Analysis and management of various types of assets; sources of investment and information; common stock, fixed income securities, and other investment mediums; international investment and portfolio management.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of MBA director.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    FIN 645 - International Financial Management


    Description
    Exchange rate dynamics, foreign exchange markets, international securities investing, foreign exchange derivatives, international portfolio diversification, financing of foreign trade, exchange rate risk management, globalization of financial markets, emerging financial markets, international banking, world monetary systems, direct foreign investment, implications for corporate financial managers and multinational corporations and other appropriate topics.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of MBA director.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    FIN 691 - Directed Research in Finance


    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of MBA director.

    Cr 3
  
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    FMSC 241 - Family Relations


    Description
    Physical, intellectual, emotional, and social needs of individuals through the life span. The formation and maintenance of human relationships with emphasis on the family. The situations/conditions which impact the family’s functioning.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for FMSC 241 and FACS 241, FCST 241, or NUFS 241.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    FMSC 322 - Parenting


    Description
    Parenting role with emphasis on parent-child inter-relationships as they influence development.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for FMSC 322 and FACS 322, FCST 322, or NUFS 322.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    FMSC 323 - Family Sexuality


    Description
    Concepts of developmental sexuality with emphasis on preparation for meeting responsibilities for sex education within the family.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for FMSC 323 and FACS 323, FCST 323, NUFS 323, or WMST 323.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    FMSC 325 - Family Crises and Coping Strategies


    Description
    Special crisis situations affecting the family: chronic illness, death, disasters, emergencies, divorce, separation, family violence, and abuse.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for FMSC 325 and FCST 325 or NUFS 325.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): FMSC 241.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    FMSC 365 - Personal and Family Money Management


    Description
    Management of personal and family finances: concepts of budgeting, banking, credit and debt, employee benefits, insurance, investments, loans, retirements, and taxes; examines personal money habits and the effect on financial well-being.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for FMSC 365 and FACS 365, FCST 365, or NUFS 365.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    FMSC 400 - Senior Seminar


    Description
    Career planning for family science, including related occupations, career exploration, job preparation, and opportunities for advanced study.

    Note(s)
    For students concentrating in family science only. No duplicate credit for FMSC 400 and FCST 400.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Senior standing.

    Cr 1
    Lec 1
    Course Designation(s)
    • NYF
  
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    FMSC 420 - Adolescents in the Family


    Description
    Issues and characteristics of adolescents within the context of family life. Strategies for family coping.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for FMSC 420 and FCST 420.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): FMSC 241.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    FMSC 421 - Adult Development and Aging


    Description
    Behavioral, biological, psychological, and sociological analyses of the changes that occur within the adult years of the life cycle through early, mid, and later adulthood, with special attention to aging.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for FMSC 421 and FACS 421, FCST 421, or NUFS 421.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): FMSC 241.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    FMSC 423 - Family Life Education Methods and Practice


    Description
    Methods, skills and strategies in the planning and delivery of outreach programs in family life, with emphasis on parenting education and adolescent group guidance.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for FMSC 423 and FCST 423 or NUFS 423.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Senior standing.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    FMSC 462 - Management of Family Resources


    Description
    Systems approach to individual and family management, including value orientation, decision-making, and creation and utilization of resources. Application of concepts unique to managerial situations encountered in day-to-day living.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for FMSC 462 and FACS 462, FCST 462, or NUFS 462.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Junior standing.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    FMSC 467 - Family Law and Public Policy


    Description
    Analysis of laws and statutes that impact the welfare of families and the process of policy formation, implementation, and evaluation. Relationship between family functions and public policy.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for FMSC 467 and FCST 467 or NUFS 467.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Junior standing.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    FMSC 471 - Independent Study in Family Science


    Description
    Investigation and exploration of a topic in family science. Extensive reading, research, and reporting to develop undergraduate research skills.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for FMSC 471 and FCST 471.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): SOCL 320 and permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lab 6
  
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    FMSC 481 - Internship in Family Science


    Description
    Capstone internship in family science-related professions. Student will be placed in an internship at a professional agency serving children and families, requiring a total of 120 contact hours on site and 6 classroom contact hours, totaling an average of 9 hours per week for 14 weeks.

    Note(s)
    For students concentrating in family science only. No duplicate credit for FMSC 481 and FCST 481.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Senior standing and permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lab 9
    Course Designation(s)
    • CAP
    • INT
  
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    FMSC 496 - Grant Writing


    Description
    Skill building in the preparation and submission of grant proposals for funding community-based projects and programs. Students will be required to work as individuals or in teams to write an actual grant in collaboration with a community agency.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for FMSC 496 and FCST 496.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Senior standing.

    Cr 2
    Lec 2
  
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    FORL 480 - Resources in Language Content Area


    Description
    Traditional as well as digital and Internet sources in specific content areas of language. Sources and techniques for furthering professional knowledge and integrating technological resources into the study of language.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for FORL 480 and ENGL 480, ENGL 580, FORL 580, FREN 480, FREN 580, LATN 480, LATN 580, SPAN 480, or SPAN 580.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    FORL 485 - Foreign Language and Immersion Teaching Methodology


    Description
    History of foreign language teaching in the United States, comparing and contrasting the different teaching methodologies, discussing and sharing effective classroom strategies for teachers in training or teachers in the classroom.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for FORL 485 and FORL 585.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 102 and 6 credit hours of foreign language at the 100-level or above.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    FORL 580 - Resources in Language Content Area


    Description
    Traditional as well as digital and Internet sources in specific content areas of language. Sources and techniques for furthering professional knowledge and integrating technological resources into the study of language. Graduate-level research project(s) required.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit will be given for FORL 580 and ENGL 480, ENGL 580, FORL 480, FREN 480, FREN 580, LATN 480, LATN 580, SPAN 480, or SPAN 580.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    FREN 101 - Elementary French I


    LCCN CFRN 1013, Elementary French I; CFRN 1014, Elementary French I (4 credit hours, 1 of which will be general transfer credit)

    Description
    Essentials of French grammar and pronunciation with emphasis on conversation. Class work is supplemented in the language laboratory by special recordings which are designed to give the student a better aural-oral comprehension of the language. Lab attendance required.

    For information about Advanced Placement opportunities based on your test scores, please refer to the McNeese State University Advanced Placement Program  section of the Academic Regulations page of the Academic Catalog.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3

  
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    FREN 102 - Elementary French II


    LCCN CFRN 1023, Elementary French II; CFRN 1024, Elementary French II (4 credit hours, 1 of which will be general transfer credit)

    Description
    Essentials of French grammar and pronunciation with emphasis on conversation. Class work is supplemented in the language laboratory by special recordings which are designed to give the student a better aural-oral comprehension of the language. Lab attendance required.

    For information about Advanced Placement opportunities based on your test scores, please refer to the McNeese State University Advanced Placement Program  section of the Academic Regulations page of the Academic Catalog.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3

  
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    FREN 201 - Intermediate French I


    LCCN CFRN 2013, Intermediate French I; CFRN 2014, Intermediate French I (4 credit hours, 1 of which will be general transfer credit); CFRN 2026, Intermediate French I+II (with FREN 202)

    Description
    Continuation of the basic principles of grammar and conversation begun in FREN 101-102. Further laboratory experience is required.

    For information about Advanced Placement opportunities based on your test scores, please refer to the McNeese State University Advanced Placement Program  section of the Academic Regulations page of the Academic Catalog.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Two units of high school French or FREN 102.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3

  
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    FREN 202 - Intermediate French II


    LCCN CFRN 2023, Intermediate French II; CFRN 2026, Intermediate French I+II (with FREN 201)

    Description
    Review of the basic principles of grammar together with carefully selected reading material which will develop oral and written expression in the language. Further laboratory experience is required according to student needs.

    For information about Advanced Placement opportunities based on your test scores, please refer to the McNeese State University Advanced Placement Program  section of the Academic Regulations page of the Academic Catalog.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Three units of high school French or FREN 201.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3

  
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    FREN 301 - French Culture and Civilization


    Description
    Study of social and cultural background of French literature.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Four units of high school French or FREN 202.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    FREN 302 - Readings in French


    Description
    Utilization of contemporary printed media to develop reading comprehension and expand vocabulary.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): FREN 202 or permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    FREN 305 - French Comprehension


    Description
    Practical approach to French enabling students to acquire more quickly an under- standing of the language both oral and written.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): FREN 202.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    FREN 311 - Advanced French Grammar and Composition


    Description
    Intensive review of French grammar with emphasis on composition.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): 12 credit hours of FREN or permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    FREN 312 - Advanced French Conversation


    Description
    Designed to develop a high level of individual proficiency in the spoken language.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): 12 credit hours of FREN or permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    FREN 313 - Advanced French Translation


    Description
    French-English, English-French translation course based on varied samples of the contemporary language, either literary, scientific, commercial, colloquial, or regional. Vocabulary and grammar practical review.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): 12 credit hours of FREN or permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    FREN 321 - Survey of French Literature I


    Description
    Study of the principal movements and representative authors of French literature.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): 12 credit hours of FREN or permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    FREN 322 - Survey of French Literature II


    Description
    Study of the principal movements and representative authors of French literature.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): 12 credit hours of FREN or permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    FREN 411 - Special Topics in French Studies


    Description
    Topics vary semester to semester and will include topics of relevance to French culture and civilization.

    Note(s)
    May be repeated as topics vary to accrue a total of 9 credit hours. No duplicate credit for FREN 411 and FREN 511 on the same topic.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): 15 credit hours of FREN or permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    GEOG 101 - World Regional Geography I


    Description
    Regional/topical approach to selected areas of the Western world, including that part of the world that has been most greatly influenced by European thought, economic systems, and culture. World regions covered may include Europe, Russia, the Americas, and Australia/New Zealand.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    GEOG 102 - World Regional Geography II


    Description
    Regional/topical approach to selected areas of the non-Western world, including that part of the world that has been less heavily influenced by European thought, economic systems, and culture. World regions covered may include Sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa/Southwest Asia, South Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Rim.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    GEOG 111 - Introduction to Geography


    Description
    Introductory study of the elements of the physical and cultural landscapes, the interaction between them and their spatial variation and functioning.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
    Course Designation(s)
    • GNED - Social/Behavioral Sciences
  
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    GEOG 201 - Physical Geography


    LCCN CGRG 2213, Physical Geography

    Description
    Introductory study of the elements of the natural landscape; landforms, climate, and natural vegetation with emphasis on worldwide distributions.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    GEOG 211 - Cultural Geography


    LCCN CGRG 2013, Human Geography

    Description
    Spatial variations among cultural groups and spatial functioning of society. Emphasis on language, religion, economy, government, and other cultural phenomena.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    GEOG 221 - Geography of Louisiana


    Description
    Study of the physical geography and natural resources of Louisiana and of the people in terms of their cultural backgrounds, settlement patterns, and regional economies.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    GEOG 231 - Geographic Information Systems I: Map Analysis and Thematic Mapping


    Description
    Introduction to fundamental cartographic concepts, including map interpretation, creation, and analysis. Includes a lecture component in which cartographic principles will be covered, and a lab that includes an introduction to computer mapping using ArcGIS

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for GEOG 231 and GEOG 301.

    Cr 3
    Lec 2
    Lab 2
    Course Fee $22.50

    Course Designation(s)
    • GNED - Social/Behavioral Sciences
  
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    GEOG 301 - Selected Topics in Geography


    Description
    Study of a particular region or problem in geography.

    Note(s)
    May be repeated as topics vary to accrue a total of 9 credit hours. No duplicate credit for GEOG 301 and GEOG 231.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    GEOG 311 - A Geography of Europe from the Atlantic to the Urals


    Description
    Topical and regional study of the human and physical geography of Europe as a continent. Emphasis on the changing geographies of Europe.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    GEOG 321 - Latin American Regional Geography


    Description
    Survey of the physical geography and natural resources of the region and a study of the cultural geography of the people including settlement and economic patterns.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    GEOG 331 - The Geography of Religion


    Description
    Introduction to the study of religious aspects of interaction between a culture and its complex earth environment, and spatial interaction among different cultures.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    GEOG 361 - Geographic Information Systems II: Principles and Methods in Geographic Information Systems


    Description
    Principles and methods in Geographic Information Systems. Introduction to concepts and methodologies crucial to the utilization of geographic information systems for spatial analysis

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CIEN 210 or GEOG 231.

    Cr 3
    Lec 2
    Lab 2
  
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    GEOG 431 - Environmental Geography


    Description
    In-depth study of human adaptation and impact on global and local levels. Topics may include population, climate change, threatened habitats, threatened species, environmental perception, and issues of regional concern.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for GEOG 431 and GEOG 531.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    GEOG 441 - Regional Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa


    Description
    Geographic examination of the peoples and cultures of sub-Saharan Africa.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for GEOG 441 and GEOG 541.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    GEOG 461 - Political Geography


    Description
    Examination of spatial, political, and social aspects of geopolitical patterns and events, including the spatial and social forces that contribute to political violence and terrorism.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for GEOG 461 and GEOG 341 or GEOG 561.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    GEOG 499 - Senior Research Project


    Description
    Capstone course. Research project in geography, subject and type to be determined and organized in consultation with the instructor.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Senior standing.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
    Course Designation(s)
    • CAP
    • NYF
  
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    GEOL 101 - Physical Geology


    LCCN CGEO 1103, Physical Geology

    Description
    Study of the physical processes of the Earth, including such topics as minerals, rock cycle, volcanoes, earthquakes, weathering, plate tectonics, and rivers.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for GEOL 101 and CHEM 121 or PHSC 111.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
    Course Designation(s)
    • GNED - Natural Sciences
  
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    GEOL 102 - Historical Geology


    LCCN CGEO 1113, Historical Geology

    Description
    Study of the origin and history of the Earth and the development of life on Earth as revealed in the rocks and fossils.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    GEOL 103 - Introduction to Oceanography


    Description
    Geology of the ocean basins, marine provinces, marine sediments, properties of seawater, ocean circulation, waves, coastal processes, and water bodies and photosynthetic productivity will be discussed. This course also covers environmental resources and environmental concerns related to the oceans.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    GEOL 111 - Physical Geology Laboratory


    LCCN CGEO 1101, Physical Geology Lab

    Description
    Hands-on investigation and exercises on various topics in physical geology, especially common minerals, igneous rocks, metamorphic rocks, and sedimentary rocks.

    Cr 1
    Lab 3
  
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    GEOL 210 - Environmental Geology


    Description
    This course focuses on issues related to Environmental Geology. Topics covered will include volcanic hazards, earthquakes, flooding, coastal erosion, landslide prevention, urbanization, groundwater issues, waste disposal, and pollution. Past and present examples and case histories related to these topics will be discussed. Wherever possible geological processes and a discussion of solutions related to land use planning will be discussed in relation to the topic covered.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
    Course Designation(s)
    • GNED - Natural Sciences
 

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