Oct 20, 2019  
2016-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2016-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


TEP Acronyms

AL - Artistic Literacy IC - Innovation & Creativity SL - Servant Leadership
AW - Advanced Writing ID - Identity TECH - Computer Technology
CAP -  Capstone OC - Oral Communication TW - Teamwork
CT -  Critical Thinking QL - Math WC - Written Communication
FL - Foreign Language/Sign Language SCL - Science with Lab WEL - Wellness
GP - Global Perspective    

 

 
  
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    BIOL 344 - Biochemistry


    A study of the biochemistry, metabolism and function of proteins, carbohydrates, nucleic acids and lipids and the role of pH and temperature on the bioenergetics, biosynthesis and metabolic pathways in animals, plants and microbes. Prerequisites: BIOL 310   OR CHEM 341   and CHEM 342  .. (3)
  
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    BIOL 344L - Biochemistry Laboratory


    A laboratory study of the biochemistry, metabolism and function of proteins, carbohydrates, nucleic acids and lipids and the role of pH and temperature on the bioenergetics, biosynthesis and metabolic pathways in animals, plants and microbes. Prerequisites:BIOL 310L  or CHEM 341   and CHEM 342 . (1)
  
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    BIOL 401 - Introduction to Senior Research


    The purpose of this course is to allow students to enhance their knowledge on literature review and experimental design. The main objectives of this course are to give students practical experience by formulating a hypothesis and conducting literature review and translating research question into step by step approach. Prerequisites: BIOL 325 . (3)
  
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    BIOL 410 - Biology Seminar


    Topics are presented in discussions through faculty and guest speakers, scientific readings and comprehension, and introduction to GRE preparation. Prerequisites: BIOL 134  and Sophomore or Junior status. (1)
  
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    BIOL 420 - Senior Research


    The student is involved in intensive research under the direction of a full-time faculty member. Prerequisites: BIOL 401 . Fee and Lab Jacket required. (3)
  
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    BIOL 432 - Environmental Toxicology


    A study of the sources of a variety of toxicants, their transport, degradation, and bioaccumulation in the environment, and their effects on biological systems. Prerequisites: BIOL 310  . (3)
  
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    BIOL 432L - Environmental Toxicology Laboratory:


    Laboratory emphasis will be placed on methods used to determine the toxicity of environmental toxicants on biological systems. Prerequisites: BIOL 310L  . Fee required. (3 hours per week) (1)
  
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    BIOL 442 - Genetics


    A presentation of Mendelian principles and the chromosomal basis of inheritance. The integration of Mendelian genetics with fundamental molecular mechanisms. The study of the physical characteristics of DNA and its ability to transmit biological information. Transmission of traits through the study of population genetics. A look at modern genetics techniques, including such biotechnology tools as gene cloning, hybridization, PCR, exploring how researchers have used them to reveal the modular construction and relatedness of genomes. Prerequisites: BIOL 310 . (3)
  
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    BIOL 442L - Genetics Laboratory


    Application of theories of genetics such as Mendelian and population genetics through the study of selected organisms. The study of the physical characteristics of DNA through microscopy. Other laboratory activities include monohybrid and dihybrid cross analysis; chi-square analysis; DNA isolation, gene cloning, PCR analysis and agarose gel electrophoresis. Prerequisites: BIOL 310L . Fee and Lab Jacket required. (4 hours per week) (1)
  
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    BIOL 444 - Topics in Biology


    This course is designed to study current topics in biology with emphasis on significant advances. (3) T1 GP
  
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    BUS 132 - Introduction to Business


    The purpose of this course is to provide a basic knowledge of business in preparation for higher-level business courses, intended for students with no background in business. Topics covered include management, the free enterprise system, accounting, finance, marketing, economics, international business and other (Business) concepts and terminology. (3)
  
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    BUS 223 - Business Communications


    The purpose of this course is to give students a comprehensive overview of business communication, its scope and importance in the business community. The course will address the basics of business communication including, presentation, personal, written, and group communication skills. Prerequisite: ENGL 132 . (3)
  
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    BUS 251 - Principles of Marketing


    Examination of decisions affecting the marketing of goods and services in consumer, industrial, and international markets. Emphasis on the role of marketing in a managerial context. Prerequisite: BUS 132 . (3)
  
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    BUS 252 - Principles of Management


    Primary emphasis on the history of management thought and the functions of management, with particular emphasis on Production and Operations Management. Prerequisite: BUS 132 . (3)
  
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    BUS 301 - Personal Financial Planning


    Principles and practices of personal finance. Topics include budgeting, investment, insurance, real estate, taxes, retirement, and estate planning. Prerequisites: Senior Standing or consent. (3)
  
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    BUS 310 - E-Commerce


    This course explains (1) the economic foundations of electronic commerce, (2) the principal technologies used to implement on-line business activities, and 3) the business strategies used for e-commerce and then demonstrates how the three come together in actual business applications. The course includes an overview of international, legal, ethical, and tax issues that can arise in the conduct of e-commerce and explains how project planning and management techniques can help to make on-line businesses successful. (3)
  
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    BUS 311 - E-Marketing


    This course develops a framework for understanding the forces driving the Internet revolution in marketing and enables the student to bridge the gap between relevant areas of existing marketing knowledge and new technologies. Prerequisites: BUS 251  and BUS 310 . (3)
  
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    BUS 321 - Methods of Statistical Research and Analysis


    Problem analysis and evaluation techniques are presented. Adult learners are shown methods for defining, researching, analyzing, and evaluating a problem in their work or a vocational environment that they have selected for an independent study project. Specific statistical information covered in the course includes identifying and measuring objectives, collecting data, working with significance levels, analyzing variance and constructing questionnaires. [Gateway Adult Learning Program] (3)
  
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    BUS 322 - Entrepreneurship


    This course is designed to introduce the student to current theory and practice relating to starting and managing small businesses, with particular emphasis on case studies and applications. Topics include developing a business plan, effective strategies for competing with giant corporations, home-based business opportunities and operations, legal issues confronting small businesses, and the use of technology in providing customer service. BUS 252 (3) T1 WEL, T1 IC
  
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    BUS 336 - Business Law I


    A study of the legal system and environment of business with emphasis on legal principles relating to contracts and commercial law. (3)
  
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    BUS 337 - Business Law II


    A continuation of Business Law I with emphasis on legal principles relating to legal problems encountered by Certified Public Accountants. Prerequisites: BUS 336 . (3)
  
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    BUS 338 - Employment Law


    The study of the regulation of employment, with particular emphasis on wrongful discharge, discrimination, evaluation and regulation of job performance, and sexual harassment. (3)
  
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    BUS 339 - Real Estate Law


    The study of law and regulation at various levels of government applicable to real estate tranSAUtions, types of property interests, transfer instruments, mortgage instruments, recording processes, and selected elements of real estate brokerage. (3)
  
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    BUS 344 - Principles of Business Education


    Designed particularly for business education teachers. The course deals with the meaning, purpose and scope of the business education curriculum. Available for undergraduate and In-service Teachers. (3)
  
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    BUS 346 - Statistical Concepts


    The study of the fundamental ideas of statistics by examining the approach of statisticians to important business and economics questions. Objectives of the course are to develop a critical appreciation of statistical thinking and an awareness of the various tools of the statistician. Computer statistical applications are used to analyze current business issues and problems. Prerequisite:  MATH 135 and CIS 240 . (3)
  
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    BUS 350 - Principles of Finance


    This course is designed to introduce the student to the concept of optimal financial policy in the procurement and management of assets by profit-seeking enterprises; the application of theory to financial decisions involving cash flow, capital structure, and capital budgeting. Prerequisite: ACCT 232 . (3)
  
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    BUS 351 - Managerial Finance


    This course introduces adult learners to issues relative to managerial finance. Upon successful completion of this course, the learner will be able to develop a firm understanding of the field of corporate finance, short term finance, capital budgeting and long term finance. Use of traditional financial statements and related accounting data for a broad based financial planning and apply capital budgeting techniques to analysis of investment opportunities. [Gateway Adult Learning Program] (3)
  
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    BUS 352 - Organizational Behavior and Business Ethics


    The study of the relationship of the individual worker and manager to the organization, management from a behavioral point of view, stability and change within business organizations, and an examination of human resource development with emphasis on business ethics and corporate culture. Prerequisite: BUS 252   (3)
  
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    BUS 355 - Principles of Real Estate


    This course concentrates on developing the student’s skill and knowledge of the principles of land economics, the law dealing with property rights, agency, contracts and real property transfer, North Carolina licensing law, ethical considerations, and basic real estate mathematics. (3)
  
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    BUS 356 - Principles of Real Estate Finance


    This course concentrates on developing the student’s skill and knowledge in the principles and methods of financing real estate, the sources of funds, types and contents of financing instruments, the role of various institutions as originators, and the secondary mortgage market, both private and governmental. Prerequisite: BUS 355  or consent. (3)
  
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    BUS 360 - Managerial Principles


    Adult learners examine motivational theory and its application to individual and group functioning in work and home situations. Leadership styles related to particular circumstances are analyzed. Negotiation is covered through readings, class practice, and through analysis of its effect on productivity. [Gateway Adult Learning Program] (3)
  
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    BUS 361 - Advertising


    Examination of marketing communications functions and mass communications theories and concepts. A study of advertising and its relationship to the marketing program of the firm. Prerequisite: BUS 251  (3)
  
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    BUS 362 - Quantitative Methods


    Topics include forecasting, inventory control, linear programming using computer data analysis, and networks using PERT diagrams. Prerequisite: BUS 346 . (3)
  
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    BUS 375 - Managerial Marketing


    Principles of marketing that need to be understood by managers in all areas in order to develop and utilize effective marketing practices are examined. Concepts of our global economy, including major social, psychological, and political influences will be explored and their marketing implications considered from a manager’s perspective. [Gateway Adult Learning Program] (3)
  
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    BUS 436 - Administration and Coordination in Business Education


    Study of the leadership functions in business and office education at the federal, state, and local levels; planning and organizing business and office education programs at the secondary school; procedures for organizing youth organizations; and coordinating cooperative business education programs. Prerequisites: Senior Standing. (3)
  
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    BUS 438 - Investment Analysis


    Analysis of the investment process dichotomized into security analysis and portfolio management, background information on financial assets, securities markets, and risk-return concepts. Analysis of valuation theory and techniques, modern portfolio theory and performance. Prerequisite: ACCT 232 . (3)
  
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    BUS 445 - Human Resource Management


    The study of human resource management, including strategic human resource planning, job analysis, human resource information systems, training, career development, and international human resource management. Prerequisite: BUS 352  (3)
  
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    BUS 450 - Strategic Planning


    This course introduces adult learners to various management planning models and techniques and applies these to business cases. It stresses the concepts of strategic planning and strategic management. [Gateway Adult Learning Program] (3)
  
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    BUS 455 - Real Estate Seminar


    Guest lecturers and special topics research. This course allows the student to concentrate on in-depth exploration and analysis of specific areas of interest in real estate. Research evaluated through papers, thesis, and/or special examination of selected real estate topics. Prerequisite: BUS 339 , BUS 355 , and BUS 356 . (3)
  
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    BUS 480 - Special Topics


    The purpose of this course is an intensive examination of current business problem and issues as selected by the instructor. It is expected that the student will have established senior level status and be in the last semester of their undergraduate program. Prerequisite: Senior Standing (3)
  
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    BUS 484 - Sales Management


    The study of principles and practices in planning, organizing, and controlling a sales force. Prerequisite: BUS 251  (3)
  
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    BUS 485 - Consumer Behavior


    The study of individual, social, cultural, and environmental influences that affect consumer buying behavior. Through case studies explanatory and predictive models are used to assess influences on consumer decision-making, purchase, and consumption behaviors with a strong emphasis on implications for developing, executing and assessing marketing strategy. Prerequisite: BUS 251 . (3)
  
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    BUS 495 - Strategic Management


    The capstone course for all Accounting, Business Administration, and Computer Information Systems majors. The integration of the many facets of the Business curriculum from an organizational perspective. This is study will include a case study for the student to perform case analysis to assess the student’s writing and critical thinking skills. Prerequisites: Business core course - (47 hrs) and Senior Standing. (3)
  
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    BUS 496 - Senior Seminar


    A senior level course which examines the inter-relationship of the disciplines within the field of business. The seminar involves research and presentations on a wide variety of business issues. Prerequisite: Business core course - (47 hrs) and Senior Standing (3)
  
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    CC 310 - Cisco Certification I


    This course introduces the concept of OSI Layered Model. Each layer will be discussed with their functions, networking devices used, network protocols used and their services to other layers. The concept of IP addressing will be discussed in full details. The concepts of ARP, RARP, LAN Design (topology), cables and jacks, power and noise will be discussed. Introduction to network management and analysis will be discussed. Prerequisites: CIS 203  and CIS 240 . Fee required. (3)
  
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    CC 320 - Cisco Certification II


    This course will study the seven layers of the OSI model with all details. It is the aim of this course to provide students with an opportunity to configure different models of Cisco routers. This is a hands-on course where each student will be using a router and configure it with different protocols. Learn most utilized commands and practice them while building a small network of routers. Detailed network design and management will be discussed. Prerequisites: CC 310  or permission of instructor. Fee required. (3)
  
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    CC 410 - Cisco Certification III


    This course mainly focuses on advanced router and switch configuration. Each student will study how to use router modes and configuration methods to update a router’s configuration file by using current and older versions of the Cisco Internet work Operating System. Advanced Network Design and Management Concepts will be introduced. Prerequisites: CC 320 . Fee required. (3)
  
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    CC 420 - Cisco Certification IV


    This course will focus on projects oriented instructions. Students will utilize their knowledge of network design, router configuration, switch configuration, IP addressing and network protocols to design actual networks. It is the aim of this course to make students ready for the CCNA exam. Students will take lots of practice tests designed by various companies. Prerequisites: CC 410  or permission of instructor. Fee required. (3)
  
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    CED 200 - Introduction to Community Economic Development


    This course provides an introduction to community economic development as a profession, its various works and career opportunities, values and ethics, core competencies, concept of generalist CED practice. A beginning understanding of the profession as a response to community needs. (3)
  
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    CED 300 - Community Advocacy


    This course examines methods of organizing people for social and political advocacy on their own behalf or on behalf of others to bring about change in rural communities. Community advocacy is empowering process to bring together underrepresented groups to generate power and create a more socially just society. This course builds on content of the Generalist Practice, and by further developing the theories, methods and skills necessary for a high level of community and policy practice. (3)
  
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    CED 325 - Generalist CED Practice I (Individual)


    This course focuses specifically upon the knowledge, skills, and competencies needed for operationalzing the planned change process within communities. Issues of diversity, policy, social and economic justice, and professional values and ethics are also infused in each course. Prerequisites: CED 200  . (3)
  
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    CED 326 - Generalist CED Practice II (Small Group)


    This course provides a laboratory in-group process that examines various theoretical frameworks for analyzing group behavior. This course focuses specifically upon the generalist knowledge, skills, and competencies needed for operationalizing the planned change process with groups of all sizes and roles appropriate to each level of intervention. Issues of professional values and ethics are also infused in each course. Prerequisites: CED 200 , CED 325 . (3)
  
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    CED 327 - Generalist CED Practice III (Community and Organization)


    This course focuses specifically upon the knowledge, skills, and competencies needed for operationalizing the planned change process with organizations and communities and the roles appropriate to each level of intervention. Issues of professional values and ethics are also practices in this course. Prerequisites: CED 200 , CED 325 . (3)
  
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    CED 350 - Principles of Urban Planning


    This course provides city planning assessment, land use suitability, policy and design. (3)
  
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    CED 430 - Negotiations and Conflict Resolution


    This course will review theories and strategies for multi-party conflict resolution and negotiations. Specific course materials will cover: (1) conditions/situations which create various kinds of conflict solely within community-based contexts; (2) the nature and role of various communication styles in interpersonal, group, and inter-organizational conflict; (3) strategies for managing and resolving various types of conflicts; and (4) practical applications of negotiating techniques critical to the success of community economic development deals and projects. (3)
  
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    CED 440 - Financial Deal Structuring


    This course will focus on the conception of funded projects, identification of public and private funds for projects, and techniques and strategies for bringing partners together to build community-based projects. Specific course materials will cover understanding financial statements and the role(s) of lending institutions, foundations, and government agencies in packaging financial deals for community-based projects. (3)
  
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    CED 460 - Pre-Field Seminar


    This course serves as pre-placement that allows students to participate in securing and confirming placement in CED 461 . Discussion will take place around various topics that address the diverse issues, concerns, strengths and needs of students entering field education. Prerequisites: Senior standing. (1)
  
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    CED 461 - Field Instruction Seminar


    Field placement is a supervised setting, which provides CED work services to individual, groups, communities, or organizations (or any combinations of these) for at least 300-clock hours practice skill development. The seminar will serve to facilitate the integration of practice and theory in the placement setting. Prerequisites: CED 460 , Senior setting. (9)
  
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    CHEM 141 - General Chemistry I


    Introduction to the principles of chemistry and their applications based upon a study of physical and chemical properties of the elements. For students with strong high school chemistry and mathematics background and interested in majoring in a physical or biological science or mathematics. (3)
  
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    CHEM 141L - General Chemistry I Laboratory


    A laboratory course designed to acquaint students with measurements and analysis of concepts related to topics covered in CHEM 141 . Fee required. (3 hours per week) (1)
  
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    CHEM 142 - General Chemistry II


    A continuation of CHEM 141. Introduction to chemical bonding, reactivity and energetics of chemical transformations, and introduction to Organic Chemistry. Prerequisites: CHEM 141 . (3)
  
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    CHEM 142L - General Chemistry II Laboratory


    A continuation of CHEM 141L  with an emphasis on electrochemical and spectroscopic measurements. Prerequisites: CHEM 141L . Fee required. (3 hours per week) (1)
  
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    CHEM 241 - Analytical Chemistry


    Survey of classical methods of chemical analysis and underlying concepts. Introduction to instrumental analysis theory, particularly spectroscopy, separations and statistical interpretation of analytical data. Prerequisite: CHEM 142 . (3)
  
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    CHEM 241L - Analytical Chemistry Laboratory


    A laboratory with emphasis on volumetric and gravimetric analysis. Prerequisites: CHEM 142L . Fee required. (4 hours per week) (1)
  
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    CHEM 331 - Instrumental Analysis


    A course for science majors who wish to strengthen their regular training in the use of instruments. Instrumental techniques will include both chemical and biological methods of analysis. Theory and methods of electrochemistry, separation (HPLC and GC), spectroscopy, and the polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Prerequisites: CHEM 241 . (3)
  
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    CHEM 331L - Instrumental Analysis Laboratory


    Assigned experimental projects in areas covered in CHEM 331 . Prerequisites: CHEM 241L . Fee required. (4 hours per week) (1)
  
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    CHEM 341 - Organic Chemistry I


    The chemistry of the aliphatic and aromatic compounds of carbon, with emphasis on relationships between the various classes, properties, structure, reactions and methods of synthesis. Prerequisites: CHEM 142 . (3)
  
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    CHEM 341L - Organic Chemistry I Laboratory


    A laboratory in which basic laboratory procedures and techniques of organic chemistry, including some instrumentation are learned. Prerequisites: CHEM 142L . Fee required. (4 hours per week) (1)
  
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    CHEM 342 - Organic Chemistry II


    The chemistry of compounds of carbon, with emphasis on the synthesis of natural products, spectroscopy, stereochemistry and reaction mechanisms. Some attention will also be given to special topics of current interest. Prerequisites: CHEM 341 . (3)
  
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    CHEM 342L - Organic Chemistry II Laboratory


    A laboratory in which students will synthesize, purify and utilize spectroscopic techniques to identify organic compounds. Prerequisites: CHEM 341L . Fee required. (4 hours per week) (1)
  
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    CHEM 431 - Senior Research


    In this course, students working under the direction of a faculty mentor will be involved in research in an area of molecular biology, chemistry or biochemistry. The research must result in a detailed research report. Prerequisites: BIOL 401  and CHEM 331 , CHEM 331L , 344 and 344L. Fee required. (Laboratory hours depend upon research topic selected) (3)
  
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    CHEM 441 - Physical Chemistry I


    A study of the laws of thermodynamics and their application to thermochemistry and chemical equilibria of gases, solids and liquids. Prerequisites: CHEM 342 , MATH 338 , and PHYS 244 . (3)
  
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    CHEM 441L - Physical Chemistry I Laboratory


    An introduction to the principles and application of physical chemical measurements. Prerequisites:  CHEM 241L  . Fee required. (4 hours per week) (1)
  
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    CHEM 442 - Physical Chemistry II


    Physical chemistry II will continue from physical chemistry I and explore the basic principles of quantum and statistical mechanics and their application to atomic and molecular structure. Prerequisites: CHEM 441 . (3)
  
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    CHEM 442L - Physical Chemistry II Laboratory


    Advanced quantitative techniques necessary in physical chemical measurements. Prerequisites: CHEM 441L . (1)
  
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    CHEM 444 - Inorganic Chemistry


    A course in theoretical inorganic chemistry designed to strengthen the students’ background and understanding of the basic principles and concepts of inorganic chemistry. Course material will include chemical bonding interpretations, using crystal field theory and ligand field theory, as well as modern theories of atomic and molecular structures. Prerequisites: CHEM 241 . (3)
  
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    CHEM 444L - Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory


    Students will engage in experimentation and synthesis of coordination compounds, kinetics, equilibrium and utilize spectroscopic techniques to investigate their properties. Prerequisites: CHEM 241L . Fee required. (3 hours per week) (1)
  
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    CHEM 445 - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry


    In this course students will study the practice and principles of both the synthesis and characterization of inorganic compounds, organometallic compounds, coordination chemistry, symmetry, and chemical applications of group theory. Prerequisites: CHEM 444 . (3)
  
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    CIS 203 - PC Fundamentals


    An introduction to the basic concepts of keyboarding. overview, including DOS and Windows; introduction to the use of Internet and multimedia technology in the classroom. Fee required (3)
  
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    CIS 240 - Microcomputer Software Applications I


    It is the aim of this course to provide students with an opportunity to develop computer applications skills in word processing, computer graphics, database management, spreadsheet, and windows environments. Fee required (3) T1 TECH
  
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    CIS 260 - Principles of Programming


    The course is designed to offer an introduction to computer programming using a contemporary high-level programming language. A primary objective is basic competence in writing and running programs for a variety of applications. Prerequisites: CIS 203  and CIS 240 . Fee required (Formally CIS 302) (3)
  
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    CIS 306 - Operating Systems and Computer Architecture


    This course introduces computer organization and structuring of the major hardware components of computers, fundamentals of logic design, major concept areas of operating systems principles, the interrelationships between the operating system and the computer architecture. Hands-on experience using contemporary operating systems. Prerequisites: CSC 305   Fee required (3)
  
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    CIS 401 - Management Information Systems


    This course deals with the basic principles of systems theory, computer and management information systems design, and quality assurance. Case studies and projects are used in presenting theory and applications. Prerequisites: CIS 203  and CIS 240 . Fee required (3)
  
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    CIS 402 - Systems Analysis and Design


    This course deals with a formal approach to state-of-the-art techniques in systems analysis and design and provides a means for students to apply the techniques. An integral part of the course is the involvement of students working in teams in the organization, management, and development of a small or a large systems design project. The topics are oriented toward the novice programmer or systems analyst. Prerequisites: CIS 240  and CIS 401 . Fee required (3)
  
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    CIS 405 - Database Management


    Introduction and overview of database concepts to design and implement a database management system. Prerequisites: CSC 404 . Fee required (3)
  
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    CJ 101 - Introduction to Criminal Justice


    The course provides an introduction to the philosophical, historical background, and functions of the three components in the criminal justice system. Prerequisite course for all criminal justice coursework. (3)
  
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    CJ 201 - Criminal Justice Theory


    An overview of the major criminological and criminal justice theories to provide students fundamental understanding of theories used to explain social deviances. The course involves coursework in theory construction, testing and application. Prerequisite CJ 101 . (3)
  
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    CJ 203 - Juvenile Justice


    This course provides an in-depth study of the juvenile justice system. Topics covered are the development of delinquent behavior, initial handling and proper referrals, preventive police techniques, special police problems with juveniles, juvenile law and related juvenile justice agencies. Prerequisite(s) CJ 101 . (3)
  
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    CJ 207 - Statistics I


    This course will introduce students to descriptive statistical analysis, including frequency distributions for normal, ordinal, and interval/ratio level data, graphic presentation of data, measures of central tendency, measures of variability, relationships between two variables, measures for association for nominal and ordinal variables, and correlation between two variables. Use of computer to analyze data is a focus. Prerequisite CJ 201 . (3)
  
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    CJ 210 - Introduction to Corrections


    This course reviews the historical development and functions of the American corrections industry. The course begins with a review of the origins of punishment and early European corrections practices as influences in the development of American corrections systems. Prerequisite CJ 201 . (3)
  
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    CJ 235 - Law Enforcement


    Reviews the history of American law enforcement. The course takes and in-depth study of law enforcement roles and functions through examination of the practices and policies of state, federal and local law enforcement organizations. Prerequisite CJ 201 . (3)
  
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    CJ 240 - Deviance and Social Control


    This course will examine the social, historical, and political contexts that shape our definitions of and responses to deviance in American society. Notions of social control, both as formal and informal systems of constraint will be discussed. As such, an emphasis will be placed on the role of power in the construction of deviance as well as the major theoretical perspectives on deviance and social control. Prerequisite CJ 201 . (3) T1 GP 3hrs
  
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    CJ 301 - Criminal Law


    A survey of the substantive criminal law, emphasizing elements of criminal culpability including defenses, constitutional limitations on declaring certain conduct criminal, and the purposes of punishment. Prerequisite CJ 201 . (3)
  
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    CJ 302 - Criminal Procedure


    This course involves an in-depth examination of the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments to the United States Constitution and the regulation of law enforcement conduct during criminal investigations. The course begins with a review of the U.S. Courts systems and criminal justice processes. Subjects covered include arrests, searches and seizures of person and property, proof and exclusionary, constitutional rights of the accused and police misconduct. Prerequisite CJ 301 . (3)
  
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    CJ 305 - Victimology


    This course examines the etiology of criminal victimization. Special emphasis will be placed on victimization within the American cultural context; however, this course will also explore theories that seek to understand the causes and effects of criminal victimization across all cultures and historical periods. This course will also offer students the opportunity to learn about how the criminal justice system and other social service programs deal with victims of crime and the special problems that these systems face in ensuring justice for victims, offenders, and the society at large. Prerequisite CJ 240 . (3)
  
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    CJ 310 - Statistics II


    This course will introduce students to inferential statistical analysis, including the theory and techniques necessary to use and understand inferential statistics, sampling and sampling distributions, point and interval estimation, testing hypotheses, Chi-Square test, ANOVA and regression. Use of computer to analyze data is a focus. Prerequisite: CJ 207 . (3)
  
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    CJ 315 - Probation and Parole


    This course reviews the historical development and functions of probation and parole systems as functions in the American corrections system. Prerequisite CJ 210 . (3)
  
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    CJ 325 - Race, Ethnicity, and Crime


    Analysis of the relationship between race and ethnicity with crime based on the involvement of racial minorities in crime and in the criminal justice system. Addresses the role of racism in theories of crime and in American law and to the treatment of minorities by the various components of the criminal justice system and the differentials in offending, processing, victimization, and employment in criminal justice agencies. “Race” and “crime” are examined as “social constructs” which have acquired their meaning through the interaction of human groups within social and historical contexts. Prerequisite: CJ 240 . (3)
  
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    CJ 400 - CJ Research Methodology


    This course serves to develop students’ competencies in the applied research. The course center students’ formation of a theoretical construct, development of a research instrument for data analyses, and critical evaluation of the research findings in a research thesis. Prerequisite CJ 207 . (3)
  
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    CJ 402 - Criminal Justice Internship


    Criminal justice internship is a supervised field experience in which the student is placed in a criminal justice program or agency to gain practical knowledge. The field placement requires 120 contact hours with a supervising agency:  The student must be of junior or senior status majoring in criminal justice. (3)
 

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