Mar 03, 2021  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED]

Course Descriptions


A typical course description in the Undergraduate Bulletin appears like this:

LIT 273 American Multicultural Literature  

The three digits of the course codes refer to the course level. Undergraduate courses are those numbered from 100 to 499. All numbers above that are for graduate credit.The 100 series is primarily for freshmen; 200 – sophomores; 300 – juniors; and 400 – seniors.

Course Planning Information

Information included with the course description helps you as you plan your course schedules. General Education (Gen Ed), Racial and Ethnic Studies (RES), Global Perspective (GLP), repeatability, and terms offered (if known) are indicated.

The terms indicated serve only as a general guide and do not guarantee that a course will be offered during a particular semester. Verify availability of a course in any given term by checking the online Open Courses listing or through Access Stout when planning your schedule.

 

Design

  
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    DES-345 Product Form Design


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Exploration of product forms through drawing and model-building techniques.
  
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    DES-349 Cooperative Education Experience


    (1-8 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industrial/other experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
    Department Consent
  
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    DES-350 3D Game Art and Engines


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Investigation into ways 3D modeling, animation and texturing can be incorporated into interactive experiences using industry standard 3D game engines and emergent technology for user interaction.
    Prerequisite: take DES 372  with a grade of C or better or instructor consent
  
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    DES-360 Graphic Design II


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Social responsibility, business and ethical factors affecting visual communication are investigated while deepening sensitivity and experience in graphic design. Deeper, broader understanding of how to create meaning and utilize problem-solving methodologies to develop work that is compelling, informative, and meaningful.
    Prerequisites: take DES-310  and DES-220 , each with a grade of C or better
  
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    DES-361 Transmedia Studio


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Application of advanced physical and digital ideation and production tools in support of interdisciplinary project development and realization. Emphasis on conceptual development, aesthetics and opportunities for industry partnership and/or public dissemination. Students work individually and in teams; topics and projects rotate each semester.
    Prerequisites: take ART 307  or DES 232  or DES 304  or DES 360  or DES 370  or DES 372  or DES 375  or DES 378  or DES 379  or instructor consent.
  
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    DES-370 User Experience Design


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Application of principles and methods involved in user experience design and human-computer interaction.
    Prerequisites: take DES 325   and DES 360  , each with a grade of C or better
  
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    DES-371 Interactive Media Design


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Design and development of interactive media compositions.
    Prerequisites: DES 325   w/ a grade of C or better and DES 360   w/ a grade of C or better and CS 141  , OR take DES 360   w/ a grade of C or better and DES 325   w/ a grade of A, OR take DES 325   w/ a grade of C or better and DES 225   w/ a grade of C or better and CS 141  
  
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    DES-372 3D Modeling and Animation I


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Introduction to 3D digital modeling, animation, texturing, lighting, and rendering techniques. Using digital design elements and visual aesthetics, students create 3D digital imagery and animations.
    Prerequisites: take ART-103  & DES-220 , each with a grade of C or better
  
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    DES-373 3D Modeling - Hard Surface


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Intermediate design studio course focused on developing 3D hard surface models, textures and environment lighting.  Creation of robust digital imagery and animations using rendering and visual aesthetics.
    Prerequisite: take DES 372   with a grade of C or better
  
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    DES-374 3D Modeling - Organics


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Intermediate design studio course focused on developing 3D organic models and textures.  Creation of robust digital imagery and animations using rendering and visual aesthetics.
    Prerequisites: take DES-372  with a grade of C or better
  
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    DES-375 Digital Cinema Studio


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Techniques, topics and projects for digital cinema. Emphasis on creative direction, aesthetics, content and narrative development. Advanced students work individually and in teams to produce and critically examine self-directed projects. Advanced topics and projects rotate each semester.
    Prerequisites: take DES-176 , DES-220  and ART-100 , each with a grade of C or better
  
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    DES-378 Animation Studio


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Animation techniques, topics and projects. Course provides an introduction to 2D and s-motion animation techniques. Advanced students work individually and in teams to produce and critically examine self-directed projects. Specific topics and projects rotate each semester.
    Prerequisites: take DES-176  and DES-220 , each with a grade of C or better
  
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    DES-379 Comics & Sequential Art Studio


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Techniques, topics and projects. Introduction to the art and craft of combining words and illustrated pictures to create narrative works. Advanced students work individually and in teams to produce and critically examine self-directed projects. Advanced topics and projects rotate each semester.
    Prerequisites: take DES-176 , DES-220  and ART-100 , each with a grade of C or better
  
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    DES-380 Signage and Exhibition Design


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Organization and design of environmental graphics through the production of signage, display, and exhibition support systems. A special course fee applies.
    Prerequisites: take DES-205  and DES-360 , each with a grade of C or better
  
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    DES-382 Information Design


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Envisioning information through the design and production of charts, diagrams, maps, and other hierarchical graphics. A special course fee applies.
    Prerequisite: take DES-360  with a grade of C or better
  
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    DES-384 Advertising Design


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Graphic design principles and creative concepts as applied to advertising art. A special course fee applies.
    Prerequisites: take DES-205  and DES-360 , each with a grade of C or better
  
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    DES-385 Advanced Interactive Design


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Advanced design and development of interactive projects. Project focus will rotate across contemporary topics. (Repeatable)
    Prerequisite: take DES-371 with a grade of C or better
  
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    DES-386 Publication Design


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Graphic design principles as applied to the combination and coordination of art and typography with text. A special course fee applies.
    Prerequisite: take DES-360  with a grade of C or better
  
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    DES-388 Typographic Design


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Design of grid-based, hierarchical and expressive typographic structures; analysis of historical and theoretical precedents. A special course fee applies.
    Prerequisite: take DES-360  with a grade of C or better
  
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    DES-389 Typography in Motion


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Introduction into dynamic, time-based typography covering technology and skills involved in creating kinetic and emotive typography with various media.
    Prerequisites: take DES-325  and DES-360 , each with a grade of C or better
  
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    DES-390 Professional Practices in Design


    (2 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Professional Practices in Design. Practices and portfolio seminar for all Design students. Students develop promotional materials, discuss related business strategies and legal issues, and establish short and long term career goals.
    Prerequisites: Successful completion of mid program review (instructor approval for graduate students).
  
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    DES-390 Professional Practices in Design


    (2 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Professional Practices in Design. Practices and portfolio seminar for all Design students. Students develop promotional materials, discuss related business strategies and legal issues, and establish short and long term career goals.
    Prerequisite: Complete Mid-Program Review
  
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    DES-397 Design Field Experience/Experiential Learning


    (1-3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Work in an approved design position or conduct advanced research on an approved design ic.
    Department Consent
  
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    DES-399 Independent Study


    (1-3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Department Consent
  
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    DES-405 Advanced Design Drawing


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    In-depth study of illustration and presentation styles within various design contexts. Development of drawing skills in traditional and digital media, emphasizing perspective, form, and texture. Emphasis on rapid freehand, conceptual drawing as a means to imagine and develop design concepts.
    Prerequisites: take DES 205  ; MFAiD students need Program Director approval
  
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    DES-410 Product and Packaging Graphics


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Design and application of graphics to products, packages, and related display systems.
    Prerequisite: take DES-360  with a grade of C or better
  
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    DES-414 Interior Design Construction Documentation


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Advanced interior design specification and construction documentation, incorporating elements of current professional practice.
    Prerequisite: take DES-314  with a grade of C or better and ENGGR 134  
  
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    DES-415 Interior Design Studio 3


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Advanced experiential study of the principles and elements of interior design and their application to a range of commercial design projects. Studio design projects emphasize conceptual development, space planning, building code and accessibility compliance.
    Prerequisite: take DES 304  with a grade of C or better 
  
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    DES-416 Interior Design Senior Studio


    (4 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Exploration of advanced interior design ics, including sustainability, through an extensive project(s) to include all phases of current interior design professional practice and incorporation into students portfolio.
    Prerequisites: take DES-308  and DES-414 , each with a grade of C or better
  
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    DES-431 ID5: Industrial Design Senior Studio I


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Exploration of advanced industrial design topics through extensive projects with consideration given to contextual and environmental issues. topics and projects rotate each semester. Department consent
    Prerequisite: take DES-331  and DES-332  with a grade of C or better
  
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    DES-432 ID6: Industrial Design Senior Studio II


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Execution of advanced industrial design projects through all phases of current industrial design process.
    Prerequisites: take DES 431  with a grade of C or better
  
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    DES-449 Cooperative Education Experience


    (1-8 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industrial/other experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
    Department Consent
  
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    DES-451 Interior Design Practicum


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Work experience with an interior designer or in design-related field arranged with interior design work experience coordinator.
    Department Consent
    Prerequisite: take DES-303  with a grade of C or better
  
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    DES-456 Advanced Art Workshop


    1-(3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Selected art concepts, processes and media will vary to serve special student populations. For students familiar with workshop approach or advanced in art program. Credit determined by individual contract.
  
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    DES-456 Advanced User Experience Design


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Advanced application of user-centered methodologies for print and digital communication.
    Prerequisites: take DES 360  , DES 370  , both with a C or better
  
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    DES-480 Senior Project - Graphic Design


    (4 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Exploration of an advanced graphic design topic through an extensive project: research, production specification, and development of a presentation system.
    Instructor’s Consent Required
    Prerequisites: take DES-360 , and take either DES 380  or DES-410 , all with a grade of C or better
  
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    DES-490 Senior Project: Entertainment Design


    (3-4 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Advanced entertainment design topic explored through the completion of professional level projects from concept to published media. Capstone project for the BFA in Entertainment Design. Repeatable. Specific topics and projects rotate each semester. Students are required to take a minimum of two consecutive semesters.
    Instructor’s Consent Required
  
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    DES-496 Visual Language Design


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Theory and practice in the design of visual language systems.
    Prerequisite: take DES 360  with a grade of C or better
  
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    DES-497 Design Field Experience/Experiential Learning


    (1-3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Work in an approved design position or conduct advanced research on an approved design ic.
    Department Consent
  
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    DES-499 Independent Study


    (1-3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Department Consent

Digital Marketing Technology

  
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    DMT-100 Introduction to Digital Marketing Technology


    (1 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Survey of changes, challenges, opportunities in business and industry for the digital marketing technologies professional. Program advisement, course sequence, career pathways and job opportunities.
    B.S. in Digital Marketing Technology majors only
  
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    DMT-101 Introduction to Digital Marketing Technology


    (1 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Survey of changes, challenges, opportunities in business and industry for the digital marketing technologies professional. Program advisement, course sequence, career pathways and job opportunities.
    Digital Marketing Technology Majors Only
  
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    DMT-275 Web Production and Distribution


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Production and distribution of content to the World Wide Web. Consideration given to basic information architecture, standards, best practices, technologies, planning, implementation, management and distribution of digital content.
    Prerequisite: take either ICT-103  or GCOM-151  
  
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    DMT-311 Information and Communication Technologies Analytics


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Determine the value of electronic information and communications, developing metrics, determining return on investment on information and communication technologies.
    Prerequisite: take ICT-103  
  
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    DMT-475 Dynamic Web Technologies


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Contemporary applications of technologies affecting adaptive user-centered web development as pertaining to content, presentation, scripting, variable data, markup languages, information architecture and analytics.
    Prerequisite: take DMT-275  
  
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    DMT-485 Search Engine Optimization


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Contemporary application of strategies and technology related to the improvement of placement in search engine and other relevant search results.

Early Childhood Education

  
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    ECE-100 Introduction to Early Childhood Programs


    (2 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Introduce early childhood profession. Early childhood programs for children birth through age eight; developmentally appropriate practice; current issues in early childhood; professionalism; employability skills and attitudes; and career exploration. Decision making and appropriate planning of students’ early childhood program plan.
    Prerequisite: Early Childhood Education majors only
  
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    ECE-105 Infant/Toddler Education


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Examine developmentally appropriate practice for educating infants and toddlers. Environment; instructional practices for individual and small group; lesson plans including assessment strategies, instructional technology techniques, and materials.
    Take concurrently with HDFS-124  
  
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    ECE-149 Cooperative Education Experience


    (1-6 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Work and study in an approved business/industry position related to the student’s major. Selection by application and interview.
    Department Consent
  
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    ECE-200 Expressive Curriculum for the Young Child


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Curriculum, methods and materials related to music, art and creative movement activities for the young child.
  
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    ECE-205 Preschool/Kindergarten Education


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Developmentally appropriate practice in preschool/kindergarten curriculum. Environment; instructional practices for individual, small and large group instruction; lesson plans including assessment strategies, instruction technology techniques, and materials.
  
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    ECE-249 Cooperative Education Experience


    (1-6 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Work and study in an approved business/industry position related to the student’s major. Selection by application and interview.
    Instructor’s Consent Required
  
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    ECE-264 Child Guidance in PreSchool - Kindergarten


    (2 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Essential elements in guiding children in early childhood classrooms. Positive guidance strategies, introduction to early childhood classroom management, effects of guidance on children’s social and emotional development; methods in documenting children’s behavior, progress, development.
    Completion of Tier 1: HDFS-124  and ECE-105  
  
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    ECE-305 Primary Education


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Focus on developmentally appropriate teaching practices in primary classrooms (grades 1-3). Program models; learning environments; local, state, and national standards; assessment techniques; instructional approaches and lesson planning for primary students.
    Prerequisite: Completion of Tier 2 and Benchmark 1, and concurrent enrollment in ECE-313  
  
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    ECE-313 Language Arts and Emergent Reading: Birth-Kindergarten


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Methods and materials for planning, implementing, and evaluating language arts with children Birth-Kindergarten. Emphasis is on developing emergent literacy skills and language arts.
    Prerequisite: Completion of Tier 2 and Benchmark 1, and concurrent enrollment in ECE-305  
  
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    ECE-411 Early Childhood Curriculum: Mathematics


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Mathematics curriculum planning for early childhood. Selection, organization, presentation, and evaluation of appropriate curricula.
    Prerequisites: take ECE-421 , ECE-435 , and ECE-480  
  
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    ECE-414 Early Childhood Clinical Experience: Integrated Curriculum


    (2 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Development of competencies in planning, teaching, and evaluating the integrated curriculum for the early childhood period. Participation in an early childhood setting required.
    Prerequisite: Benchmark I completion
  
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    ECE-415 Early Childhood Curriculum: Science/Social Studies


    (4 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Methods and materials for assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating early childhood social studies and science curriculum.
    Prerequisites: take ECE-421 , ECE-435 , and ECE-480  
  
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    ECE-421 Administration Of Early Childhood Programs


    (2 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    A study of program organization, program design, staffing, licensing, certification, equipment and facilities for operating early childhood education programs in a safe and healthy environment.
    Completion of Tier 3: ECE-313  and ECE-305  
  
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    ECE-426 Classroom Management in the Primary Classroom


    (2 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Advanced study of managing early childhood classrooms. Management of the physical environment, instructional context, including large and small groups, and social context; building a classroom community; encouraging collaborative learning; assessing management of early childhood classrooms; and analysis of classroom management programs. Microclinical in early childhood classrooms required.
    Prerequisites: take ECE-421 , ECE-435 , and ECE-480  
  
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    ECE-427 Child Abuse and Neglect


    (2 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Systemic nature, forms and indicators, and prevention of abuse/neglect. Factors contributing to, and intervention skills in, coping with the effects of abuse/neglect on children and families at risk.
  
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    ECE-433 Language Arts/Reading–Early Childhood Education


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Current philosophies, methodology and materials for teaching reading: readiness activities and beginning reading in early childhood.
  
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    ECE-435 Children, Families, Schools and Communities


    (2 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Building family, school, and community partnerships to support the whole child. Demographics and sociological trends of modern families. Theories and processes used to establish positive and sustaining home-school-community relationships.
    Completion of Tier 3: ECE-313  and ECE-305  
  
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    ECE-449 Cooperative Education Experience


    (1-8 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Work and study in an approved position to gain experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
    Department Consent
  
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    ECE-464 Special Topics in Early Childhood Curriculum


    (1-3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Philosophy and methodology of early childhood education: problems confronting teachers.
  
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    ECE-480 Pre-Student Teaching: Infant-Preschool


    (4-8 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Full-day, pre-student teaching placement for eight weeks. Age group includes infants or toddlers or preschoolers. Placement will include involvement with young children and parents. Teacher candidates will be supervised by faculty in the early childhood area. Placement will follow the school calendar.
    Completion of Tier 3: ECE-313  and ECE-305  
  
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    ECE-480A Student Teaching in Preschool Programs


    (4 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Directed teaching and community experience in selected early childhood centers.
    Department Consent
  
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    ECE-488 Intern Teaching


    (8-16 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    An alternate method of obtaining student teaching experience. Teacher interns receive license to teach and salaried appointments in cooperating school systems for one full semester.
    Department Consent
  
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    ECE-492 Student Teaching in Prekindergarten


    (8 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Full-day student teaching experience at the prekindergarten level in a preschool setting, together with a weekly one-hour student teaching seminar session. The student teaching experience follows the calendar of the preschool.
    Department Consent
    Prerequisites: Must be an Early Childhood Education major; take HDFS-335  and ECE-433  
  
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    ECE-493 Student Teaching: Kindergarten


    (4-8 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Full-day student teaching at the kindergarten level in a public school setting. Experience will follow the public school district calendar.
    Department Consent
    Prerequisite: Professional Program Admission
  
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    ECE-494 Student Teaching: Primary


    (4-8 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Full-day student teaching at the primary level (grades 1-3) in a public school setting. Primary student teaching experience follows the public school district calendar.
    Department Consent
    Prerequisite: Professional Program Admission
  
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    ECE-499 Independent Study


    (1-3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Department Consent

Economics

  
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    ECON-199 Independent Study


    (1-3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Department Consent
  
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    ECON-201 General Economics


    (3 cr.)
    Global Perspective, Social and Behavioral Sciences - Economics
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Introduction to basic elements of economics; analysis of institutions, issues and policy; theories of price, national income and employment. Not open to students taking ECON-210  and ECON-215 . Not open to students who took ECON-210  or ECON-215  
  
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    ECON-210 Principles of Economics I


    (3 cr.)
    Global Perspective, Social and Behavioral Sciences - Economics
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Tools of basic economic analysis including scarcity, cost, and demand and supply; macroeconomic issues such as economic growth, inflation, and unemployment; alternative macroeconomic theories; and fiscal and monetary policies. Not recommended for students who took ECON-201 
  
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    ECON-215 Principles of Economics II


    (3 cr.)
    Global Perspective, Social and Behavioral Sciences - Economics
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Theory of individual economic behavior; price determination; market structures; labor, capital and natural resource markets; international economics; and current microeconomic ics.
    Prerequisite: take ECON-210 
  
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    ECON-220 Economics of Crime


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Exploration of the contributions of economics to the understanding of crime and criminal justice. Use of market as a tool for analysis of crime and criminal behavior; economic burdens of criminality, evaluation of the costs imposed by criminal acts; efficiency in the allocation of criminal justice resources.
  
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    ECON-249 Cooperative Education Experience


    1-(8 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industrial/other experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
    Department Consent
  
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    ECON-250 Introduction to Environmental Economics and Policy


    (3 cr.)
    Social Responsibility and Ethical Reasoning
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Economic analysis of environmental issues. How economic systems can form incentives for either environmental degradation and improvement. How producers and consumers in the market system experience the responsibility to protect the environment. Topics include market failure, the valuation of nonmarket goods, cost-benefit analysis, Environmental Justice, and environmental policy analysis.
  
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    ECON-299 Independent Study


    (1-3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Department Consent
  
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    ECON-310 Economics of Conflict


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Economic analysis of conflict: How basic tools of economics are used to better understand the causes of conflict, how collective action and political constraints moderate conflict, the effect of conflict on political institutions and economic development, and how political risk affects international business investment decisions.
  
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    ECON-335 Personal Investing


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Terminology, evaluation, selection and risk analysis of all types of investment vehicles: stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and enhanced traded funds.
    Prerequisites: take either ECON-201  or ECON-210 
  
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    ECON-349 Cooperative Education Experience


    1-(8 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industrial/other experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
    Department Consent
  
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    ECON-350 Environmental and Natural Resource Economics


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Principles underlying use of natural resources including demand and supply; efficiency; cost effectiveness and benefit-cost analysis; sustainability; optimal pricing; and management of renewable and non-renewable resources. Principles are applied to the examination of pollution control, preservation versus development, recycling, and other environmental and natural resource issues and policies.
    Prerequisites: take either ECON-201  or ECON-210 
  
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    ECON-380 Business and Economic Forecasting


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Quantitative methods used in economics and business forecasting. topics include descriptive statistics, hypothesis testing, correlation, regression analysis and forecasting. Real business applications of these techniques are emphasized.
    Prerequisites: take ECON-201  or ECON-215 ; and take STAT 130  or STAT-320 
  
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    ECON-399 Independent Study


    (1-3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Department Consent
  
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    ECON-410 Microeconomics


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Value and distribution theory; analysis of demand- firm, industry and utility; pricing of production factors.
    Prerequisite: take ECON-215 
  
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    ECON-415 Macroeconomics


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Determination of aggregate income, employment, growth rates and price levels; monetary and fiscal policies necessary for full employment.
    Prerequisite: take ECON-215 
  
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    ECON-420 Labor Economics


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Basic labor theory; history of organized labor in western industrial societies; collective bargaining as viewed by labor, management, government and public; institutions involved in modern labor relations.
    Prerequisites: take either ECON-201  or ECON-210 
  
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    ECON-421 Collective Bargaining & Labor Relations


    (2 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Introduction to collective bargaining in the U.S.; formation, substance and administration of a labor agreement, current labor law, role of National Labor Relations Board.
    Prerequisites: take either ECON-201  or ECON-210 
  
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    ECON-425 Economic Development


    (3 cr.)
    Global Perspective
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Analysis of the economies of less developed countries in an institutional and international framework to understand the social and economic realities of people living in these regions. Evaluation of economic policies and their impact on development.
    Prerequisite: take ECON 215 
  
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    ECON-435 Money, Banking, Financial Markets


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Money and bank credit, modern monetary theories, monetary policy.
    Prerequisites: take either ECON-201  or ECON-210 
  
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    ECON-445 Public Finance


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Public finance at all governmental levels; taxation, expenditures, debt management and fiscal policy.
    Prerequisites: take either ECON-201  or ECON-210 
  
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    ECON-449 Cooperative Education Experience


    1-(8 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industrial/other experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
    Department Consent
  
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    ECON-480 International Economics


    (3 cr.)
    Global Perspective
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Survey of current issues such as changing world financial situations, international agreements and organizations, and other topics related to trade models, tariffs, exchange rates and balance of payments.
    Prerequisite: take ECON-210 
  
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    ECON-490 Industrial Organization


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Economic analysis of imperfect competition under a variety of market structures. Firms in imperfectly competitive markets make strategic decisions. Microeconomics analysis of profit-maximization, pricing, vertical/horizontal integration, advertising, efficiency, and public policy is expanded to understand market outcome under various strategies. Effects of imperfect markets and regulation on welfare and efficiency.
    No
    Prerequisite(s): take ECON 215  or instructor permission
  
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    ECON-499 Independent Study


    (1-3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Department Consent

Education

  
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    EDUC-10 Praxis I: Pre-Professional Skills Test Writing Preparation


    (1 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Designed to prepare education students for the PPST:Writing test. Structured writing format and learning strategies to develop an organized and authoritative approach to professional writing.
  
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    EDUC-11 Praxis I: Reading Comprehension


    (1 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Utilization of a structured reading comprehension format and metacognitive learning strategies to improve the reading comprehension skills needed by education students. Study of specific reading comprehension elements assessed in the standardized test that all pre-service teachers are expected to pass.
  
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    EDUC-170 Video Games and Simulations in Educational Environments


    (2 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Philosophical, theoretical, design and implementation issues relative to incorporating games and simulations within educational and training environments. Emphasis will be placed on education environments.
 

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