2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
    Nov 18, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Accounting

  
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    ACCT 201 - Principles of Accounting I


    Lecture Hour(s): 3
    Lab Hour(s): 0
    Credit Hour(s): 3

    A survey of accounting principles, concepts, and procedures. Recognition of accounting as a device to measure financial activity of for-profit organizations using financial statements. Introduction of the accounting information cycle, journals, ledgers, and appropriate accounts. Fall

    Prerequisite(s): Eligibility to enroll in MATH 101  or higher or Permission of Instructor.
  
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    ACCT 202 - Principles of Accounting II


    Lecture Hour(s): 3
    Lab Hour(s): 0
    Credit Hour(s): 3

    A continuation of ACCT 201 . An introduction to cost accumulations and allocations, financial statement analysis and the use of accounting information for internal and external decision-making. Spring

    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 201  or Permission of Instructor.
  
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    ACCT 301 - Intermediate Accounting I


    Lecture Hour(s): 3
    Lab Hour(s): 0
    Credit Hour(s): 3

    Financial reporting for business enterprises under GAAP. A review of the theoretical foundations of financial concepts and reporting and their practical application to accounting procedures. Emphasis is on income and expense measurement, asset and liability measurement, and accounting for owners’ equity. Fall

    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 202  or Permission of Instructor.
  
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    ACCT 302 - Intermediate Accounting II


    Lecture Hour(s): 3
    Lab Hour(s): 0
    Credit Hour(s): 3

    A continuation of ACCT 301 . Emphasis is on financial statement disclosure requirements under GAAP. A review of reporting requirements for long-term liabilities, stockholders’ equity, revenue measurement, earning per share, leases, pensions, cash flows, and other contemporary accounting issues. Spring

    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 301  or Permission of Instructor.
  
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    ACCT 304 - Business Law for Professional Accountants


    Lecture Hour(s): 3
    Lab Hour(s): 0
    Credit Hour(s): 3

    This course is a continuation of BUSN 301   - Business Law and the Legal Environment. It provides an in-depth study of business law subjects encountered by the professional accountant. Topics covered include commercial transactions under the UCC, real and personal property, contracts, government regulation, estates and trusts, and business organizations. The purpose of the course is to provide students with the business law background to enable them to use good judgment in the practice of their profession and to understand and exercise sound professional judgment in their careers. Spring

    Prerequisite(s): BUSN 301   or Permission of Instructor.
  
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    ACCT 305 - Managerial Accounting


    Lecture Hour(s): 3
    Lab Hour(s): 0
    Credit Hour(s): 3

    Use of the internal accounting system in the preparation of relevant data for effective managerial planning and control decisions. Fall

    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 202  or Permission of Instructor.
  
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    ACCT 306 - Cost Accounting


    Lecture Hour(s): 3
    Lab Hour(s): 0
    Credit Hour(s): 3

    Principles underlying determinations of cost and control of certain business activities. Manufacturing accounting is emphasized. Spring

    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 305  or Permission of Instructor.
  
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    ACCT 325 - Taxation for Personal and Business Decision Making


    Lecture Hour(s): 3
    Lab Hour(s): 0
    Credit Hour(s): 3

    This course provides a summary of income taxes at the federal and state level as they affect business and personal investment decision making. Emphasis is on income tax concepts and their effect on decision-making, not form preparation. Topics covered include: types of taxes at various governmental jurisdictional levels; tax policy issues; fundamentals of tax planning; measuring taxable income; property acquisitions, cost recovery and dispositions; non-taxable exchanges; taxes and the choice of a business entity; proprietorship taxation; partnership and Sub S taxation; corporate taxation; compensation and retirement planning; investment and personal financial planning; tax consequences of personal activities, and simple personal tax preparation.

    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 202 ECON 212  or Permission of Instructor.
  
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    ACCT 350 - Advanced Taxation


    Lecture Hour(s): 3
    Lab Hour(s): 0
    Credit Hour(s): 3

    An in-depth coverage of federal and state income taxation of individuals, proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations, with emphasis on tax return preparation for each of these entities. Topics covered include gross income inclusions and exclusions, deductions for and deductions from adjusted gross income, business and employment related deductions, personal deductions, exemptions, credits, property transactions (in-depth acquisitions, cost recovery, and dispositions), AMT, and deferrals of income/expense recognition. Spring

    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 325  or Permission of Instructor.
  
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    ACCT 424 - Accounting Information Systems


    Lecture Hour(s): 2
    Lab Hour(s): 1
    Credit Hour(s): 3

    A study of the analysis, design, and control aspects of accounting systems.  Introduces the computer in solving accounting problems. Also, presents the accounting cycle and financial statement preparation in a computerized system and other applications for financial and managerial accounting. Fall

    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 302  or Permission of Instructor.
  
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    ACCT 430 - Advanced Accounting


    Lecture Hour(s): 3
    Lab Hour(s): 0
    Credit Hour(s): 3

    Accounting principles and practices as applied to problems connected with partnerships, consolidations, fiduciary relationships, interim reporting, SEC reporting, segment reporting, and foreign currency transactions. Fall

    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 302  or Permission of Instructor.
  
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    ACCT 431 - Auditing Principles


    Lecture Hour(s): 3
    Lab Hour(s): 0
    Credit Hour(s): 3

    Emphasis on various kinds of auditing techniques. Attention is also given to auditors’ duties and responsibilities, reporting requirements and ethics. Fall

    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 302  or Permission of Instructor.
  
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    ACCT 432 - Advanced Auditing


    Lecture Hour(s): 2
    Lab Hour(s): 1
    Credit Hour(s): 3

    A study of advanced auditing topics, including statements on auditing standards, statistical sampling applications, auditing computerized accounting systems, and internal auditing.

    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 431  or Permission of Instructor.
  
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    ACCT 440 - Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting


    Lecture Hour(s): 3
    Lab Hour(s): 0
    Credit Hour(s): 3

    Accounting principles and practices as applied to problems connected with partnerships and governmental and not-for-profit accounting. Topics include accounting for partnerships; specialized problems relating to governmental and not-for-profit entities; funds and the fund structure; financial reporting for state and local governments, educational institutions, health care organizations, and other not- for-profit organizations.

    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 302  or Permission of Instructor.
  
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    ACCT 490 - Topics in Accounting


    Lecture Hour(s): 3
    Lab Hour(s): 0
    Credit Hour(s): 3

    A course dealing with the theory of accounting as well as emerging issues that the professional standard boards and other groups that promulgate accounting principles are currently dealing with.

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of Instructor.

Architectural Engineering Technology

  
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    ARET 205 - History of Architecture


    Lecture Hour(s): 3
    Lab Hour(s): 0
    Credit Hour(s): 3

    Through lectures, photo slides, and video presentations, the student is introduced to architectural styles, philosophies, and construction systems that have developed over the ages. Influences such as social, political, religious, economic, and technological advances are traced from ancient times through our present day. Emphasis is placed on the relevance of this history upon today’s society and architectural styles. Class discussions provide an opportunity for dialogue on relevant historical topics and lecture content.

  
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    ARET 301 - Graphics for Architecture


    Lecture Hour(s): 1
    Lab Hour(s): 5
    Credit Hour(s): 3

    The course will introduce the various types of architectural drawings needed to describe an architectural project. Course topics will overview the content and format of design and construction drawings, and provide hands-on experience in their creation. The final area of study will involve analysis of computer applications to architectural projects and introduce skills to compose 3D building models’

    Prerequisite(s): MEET 112 .
  
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    ARET 304 - Commercial Design


    Lecture Hour(s): 1
    Lab Hour(s): 5
    Credit Hour(s): 3

    A continuation of ARET 301 . Course work will expose the student to design elements of various types of commercial structures. Coursework will include problems dealing with specific criteria in the design of commercial type structures.

    Prerequisite(s): ARET 301 .
  
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    ARET 306 - Site Planning


    Lecture Hour(s): 2
    Lab Hour(s): 3
    Credit Hour(s): 3

    A survey course in basic concepts of site planning; topics include site analysis, erosion and sediment control, utility location and building placement of residential and commercial building types.

    Corequisite(s): CIET 212  
  
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    ARET 401 - Institutional Design


    Lecture Hour(s): 1
    Lab Hour(s): 5
    Credit Hour(s): 3

    This course is a continuation of ARET 304 - Commercial Design . The intent of this course is to expose the student to projects involving more complex designs of commercial structures and larger scale mixed use developments. Projects shall develop skills in design composition, structural and material selection, and presentation skills. Design problems assigned during the semester will require building code research and analysis, addressing specific and nonspecific design criteria. Course design projects will utilize current versions of the AutoCAD software programs.

  
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    ARET 402 - Senior Design Studio


    Lecture Hour(s): 1
    Lab Hour(s): 5
    Credit Hour(s): 3

    The ARET Department’s capstone course. It is a continuation of ARET 401 . Students will be involved in a large-scale design problem of a commercial, institutional, or industrial nature. Comparative investigations will be conducted on various design solutions. Designs will be explored in depth for structural alternatives, potentials for application of energy conservation techniques, and building code regulations.

    Prerequisite(s): ARET 401 , senior standing.
  
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    ARET 412 - Construction Documents


    Lecture Hour(s): 3
    Lab Hour(s): 0
    Credit Hour(s): 3

    A study of engineering and architectural contracts and specifications as applied to construction principles and building codes. Preparation and interpretation of contract documents are stressed.

    Prerequisite(s): ARET 401 .
  
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    ARET 490 - Topics in Architectural Engineering Technology


    Lecture Hour(s): 3
    Lab Hour(s): 0
    Credit Hour(s): 3

    Advanced formal course in diverse areas of Architectural Engineering Technology. Course may be repeated for different topics. Specific topics will be announced and indicated by subtitle on transcript.

    Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Art

  
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    ARTS 101 - Introduction to Visual Arts


    Lecture Hour(s): 3
    Lab Hour(s): 0
    Credit Hour(s): 3

    A study of the art and culture of various periods with emphasis on the artists’ conceptual and perceptual basis, materials and techniques, and artistic style. The course is designed to develop an understanding of the process and product of visual arts activity. For the non-art major. Fall, Spring

  
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    ARTS 105 - Creative Expression


    Lecture Hour(s): 2
    Lab Hour(s): 1
    Credit Hour(s): 2

    An arts and crafts education course that emphasizes the development of a creative arts and crafts program for the needs of the early and middle grade child, with laboratory experience in various media. Fall

    Prerequisite(s): Eligibility for enrollment in ENGL 101  or permission of the instructor and student’s advisor.
  
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    ARTS 205 - Art History


    Lecture Hour(s): 3
    Lab Hour(s): 0
    Credit Hour(s): 3

    A survey of the history and development of architecture, sculpture, painting, and the minor arts from pre-historic times to the present. Spring

  
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    ARTS 220 - Drawing


    Lecture Hour(s): 1
    Lab Hour(s): 4
    Credit Hour(s): 3

    A studio arts course in freehand drawing with various media and techniques with emphasis on proportion, interpretation, and expression. Spring

    Prerequisite(s): Eligibility for enrollment in ENGL 101  or permission of the instructor and student’s advisor.
  
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    ARTS 290 - Topics in Arts


    Lecture Hour(s): 3
    Lab Hour(s): 0
    Credit Hour(s): 3

    Formal courses in diverse areas of art. Course may be repeated for different topics. Specific topics will be announced and indicated by subtitle on the student transcript.

    Prerequisite(s): Eligibility for enrollment in ENGL 101  or permission of the instructor and student’s advisor.
  
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    ARTS 310 - Painting


    Lecture Hour(s): 1
    Lab Hour(s): 4
    Credit Hour(s): 3

    A studio arts course in painting with various media and techniques and their use in expression, conception and visual perception.

    Prerequisite(s): Advanced standing or consent of instructor.
  
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    ARTS 490 - Topics in Art


    Credit Hour(s): 1-3

    A formal course offered in a selected topic of art studio or history. The topic will be announced at registration by subtitle and so indicated on the student’s transcript. May be repeated for different topics. On demand

    Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.
  
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    ARTS 495 - Special Topics in Art


    Credit Hour(s): 1-6

    Study in a specialized area in the visual arts for students who can demonstrate capacity for responsible independent work. The student will need to identify the topic content, resources, objectives and need. May be repeated for different topics. On demand

    Prerequisite(s): Advanced standing or consent of instructor and Dean.

Arts and Science

  
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    ARSC 431 - Methods of Teaching in Arts and Sciences


    Lecture Hour(s): 3
    Lab Hour(s): 0
    Credit Hour(s): 3

    Instructional techniques unique to academic subjects in Arts and Sciences. Fall

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to Teacher Education.
    Corequisite(s): EDUC 330 .

Business Information Systems

  
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    BINS 130 - Introduction to Business Information Systems


    Lecture Hour(s): 3
    Lab Hour(s): 0
    Credit Hour(s): 3

    An overview of information systems and how they provide value in organizations by supporting organizational (or business) objectives. Specific topics include the technical and organizational foundations of information systems, building information systems within organizations, and the fundamentals of managing information system resources.

  
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    BINS 220 - Enterprise Resource Planning


    Lecture Hour(s): 3
    Lab Hour(s): 0
    Credit Hour(s): 3

    Fundamentals of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems concepts, and the importance of integrated information systems in an organization. SAP is introduced to illustrate the concepts, fundamentals, framework, general information technology context, the technological infrastructure, and integration of business enterprise-wide applications.

    Prerequisite(s): BINS 130 .
  
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    BINS 340 - Database Management Systems


    Lecture Hour(s): 3
    Lab Hour(s): 0
    Credit Hour(s): 3

    Includes organization of databases; design and implementation; concepts of databases verses files; relational database; data retrieval structures and mechanisms; database normalization; and query languages, with emphasis on Oracle SQL.

    Prerequisite(s): COSC 216  OR COSC 311  
  
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    BINS 431 - Current Issues in Business Information Systems


    Lecture Hour(s): 3
    Lab Hour(s): 0
    Credit Hour(s): 3

    Topics of current interest in the design and implementation of information processing systems. Note: Repeatable when topics differ.

    Prerequisite(s): Senior standing or Permission of instructor.
  
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    BINS 488 - Computer and Information Security


    Lecture Hour(s): 3
    Lab Hour(s): 0
    Credit Hour(s): 3

    This course covers how systems can be protected while ensuring system reliability and integrity. Topics include examples of security problems, host security, access control, site security, TCP/IP review, attack methods, firewalls and access control lists (ACLs), basic cryptology, securing email and electronic commerce, disaster recovery, and security management functions. The student learner will understand key enterprise system components, how enterprise systems are exploited by intruders, how to utilize security tools, and how to establish policies and procedures to protect enterprise systems.

  
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    BINS 490 - Topics in Business Information Systems


    Credit Hour(s): 3

    An advanced formal course in an area of business information systems. Specific subject matter will be announced and indicated by a subtitle in the schedule and on the student transcript.

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.
  
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    BINS 499 - Business Information Systems Projects


    Lecture Hour(s): 3
    Lab Hour(s): 0
    Credit Hour(s): 3

    Independent study or internship on a special project or practicum relating to business information systems, under the supervision of an instructor or company supervisor, culminating in an oral and/or written report presented to a select faculty committee.

    Prerequisite(s): BINS 340  and senior standing or Permission of Instructor.

Biology

  
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    BIOL 101 - General Biology I


    Lecture Hour(s): 3
    Lab Hour(s): 0
    Credit Hour(s): 3

    An introductory course concerned with the chemical and physical organization of life, cytology, plant anatomy and physiology, plant diversity, and ecology. Fall

    Prerequisite(s): Eligibility to enroll in ENGL 101 .
  
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    BIOL 102 - General Biology II


    Lecture Hour(s): 3
    Lab Hour(s): 0
    Credit Hour(s): 3

    An introductory course concerned with heredity gene function, evolution, human anatomy and physiology, and animal diversity. Spring

    Prerequisite(s): Eligibility to enroll in ENGL 101 .
  
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    BIOL 103L - General Biology I Laboratory


    Lecture Hour(s): 0
    Lab Hour(s): 2
    Credit Hour(s): 1

    Laboratory sessions designed to reinforce lecture in BIOL 101 . Fall

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): BIOL 101 .
  
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    BIOL 104L - General Biology II Laboratory


    Lecture Hour(s): 0
    Lab Hour(s): 2
    Credit Hour(s): 1

    Laboratory sessions designed to reinforce lecture in BIOL 102 . Spring

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): BIOL 102 .
  
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    BIOL 107 - Microbiology for Health Professionals


    Lecture Hour(s): 2
    Lab Hour(s): 2
    Credit Hour(s): 3

    Fundamentals of microbiology applicable to health professions. Lecture topics include characteristics of disease-causing microbes, disease mechanisms, host defenses, microbial control, treatment of infectious diseases, and microbial diseases. Laboratory activities emphasize identification of infectious microbes, biosafety, aseptic technique, and clinical specimens. This course does not fulfill general studies requirements and cannot be substituted for BIOL 202   OR BIOL 204L . Spring/Even

    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 100 .
  
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    BIOL 202 - Microbiology


    Lecture Hour(s): 3
    Lab Hour(s): 0
    Credit Hour(s): 3

     The biology of microorganisms and the immune system; control of microorganisms and disease; applied microbiology. Spring

    Prerequisite(s): BIOL 101  BIOL 102   and BIOL 103L  ,BIOL 104L   or BIOL 210  BIOL 211L  
  
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    BIOL 204L - Microbiology Laboratory


    Lecture Hour(s): 0
    Lab Hour(s): 3
    Credit Hour(s): 1

    Laboratory session designed to complement BIOL 202   lectures. The student will learn basic microbiological techniques through a combination of lectures, demonstrations, and in vitro experiments. Spring

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): BIOL 202  
  
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    BIOL 210 - Human Anatomy & Physiology


    Lecture Hour(s): 3
    Lab Hour(s): 0
    Credit Hour(s): 3

    A study of the anatomy and physiology of cells as well as the integumentary, skeletal, articular, muscular, nervous and endocrine systems. Fall

    Prerequisite(s): Eligibility for ENGL 101  or permission of the instructor and student’s advisor.
  
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    BIOL 211L - Human Anatomy & Physiology I Lab


    Lecture Hour(s): 0
    Lab Hour(s): 2
    Credit Hour(s): 1

    Laboratory sessions designed to reinforce lecture in BIOL 210 . Sessions consist of observing, reporting, and/or interpreting biological phenomena. Fall

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): BIOL 210 .
  
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    BIOL 212 - Human Anatomy & Physiology II


    Lecture Hour(s): 3
    Lab Hour(s): 0
    Credit Hour(s): 3

    A continuation of BIOL 210 . A study of the anatomy and physiology of the digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular, lymphatic, renal, and reproductive systems. Spring

    Prerequisite(s): BIOL 210 .
  
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    BIOL 213L - Human Anatomy & Physiology II Lab


    Lecture Hour(s): 0
    Lab Hour(s): 2
    Credit Hour(s): 1

    Laboratory sessions designed to reinforce lecture in BIOL 212  sessions consist of observing, reporting, and/or interpreting biological phenomena. Spring

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): BIOL 212 .
  
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    BIOL 290 - Topics in Biology


    Credit Hour(s): 1-4

    Formal courses in diverse areas of biology. Course may be repeated for different topics. Specific courses will be announced and indicated by subtitle on the student transcript.

    Prerequisite(s): 4 credits in Natural Science.
  
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    BIOL 300 - Ecology


    Lecture Hour(s): 2
    Lab Hour(s): 3
    Credit Hour(s): 3

    A study of the relationships between organisms and the physical and biotic environment. Fieldwork emphasizes the local area. Fall, ODD

    Prerequisite(s): BIOL 101 , BIOL 103L   OR consent of instructor.
  
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    BIOL 301 - Introduction to Genetics


    Lecture Hour(s): 3
    Lab Hour(s): 0
    Credit Hour(s): 3

    A study of Mendelian inheritance and modern genetics; the transition of biological characteristics from parent to off-spring, linkage, crossing over, and chromosome mapping; gene mutation; extension of the genetic theories; the role of genes in development. Fall, Even

    Prerequisite(s): BIOL 102 , BIOL 104L  
  
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    BIOL 302 - Pathophysiology


    Lecture Hour(s): 3
    Lab Hour(s): 0
    Credit Hour(s): 3

    Characteristics and manifestations of diseases caused by alterations or injury to the structure or function of the body. Emphasis is placed on image correlation with these pathologies.

    Prerequisite(s): BIOL 210 , BIOL 211L , BIOL 212 , BIOL 213L .
  
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    BIOL 307 - Botany


    Lecture Hour(s): 3
    Lab Hour(s): 3
    Credit Hour(s): 4

    Form, function, growth, development, and reproduction of major groups of plants.

    Prerequisite(s): BIOL 101  and BIOL 103L 
  
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    BIOL 310 - Nutrition


    Lecture Hour(s): 3
    Lab Hour(s): 0
    Credit Hour(s): 3

    Background necessary to comprehend and communicate to patients the science and art of the sum processes involved in taking in nutrients, assimilating and utilizing them. Spring, Even

    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 101 , CHEM 103L , CHEM 102 , CHEM 104L .
  
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    BIOL 400 - Pharmacology


    Lecture Hour(s): 3
    Lab Hour(s): 0
    Credit Hour(s): 3

    An introduction to the basic concepts of drug actions and therapeutic principles governing drug therapy. Emphasis is placed on general mechanisms, therapeutic uses and toxicity of protidic drugs. Fall, ODD

    Prerequisite(s): Eight semester hours of lab courses in biology or chemistry.
  
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    BIOL 401 - Pathogenic Microbiology


    Lecture Hour(s): 3
    Lab Hour(s): 2
    Credit Hour(s): 4

    A course concerned with the characteristics of pathogenic microorganisms encountered in the health care profession. Fall, ODD

    Prerequisite(s): BIOL 202 BIOL 204L  
  
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    BIOL 402 - Immunology


    Lecture Hour(s): 4
    Lab Hour(s): 2
    Credit Hour(s): 4

    An introduction to the basic concepts of immunology, terminology, and nomenclature to understand the cellular and molecular components of the immune system, how the immune system recognizes and responds to foreign antigens. Course also examines antigen-antibody reactions (serology), transplantation, immunodeficiency diseases, hypersensitivity reactions and cancer immunology.

    Prerequisite(s): BIOL 202  and BIOL 204L .
  
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    BIOL 403 - Public Health Microbiology


    Lecture Hour(s): 3
    Lab Hour(s): 0
    Credit Hour(s): 3

    Public health microbiology is concerned with infectious diseases that cause morbidity and mortality in any society. Students will learn the concepts of infectious diseases, methods and tools of public health data collection, analysis and interpretation and summarizing of data displays, usage of classical statistical approaches applied to practice microbiological and immunological methods in public health. This course will provide students with the broad understanding of medical microbiology and immunology necessary in public practice.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): BIOL 202  or BIOL 107 .
  
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    BIOL 410 - Cell Biology


    Lecture Hour(s): 3
    Lab Hour(s): 2
    Credit Hour(s): 4

    A study of cell structure and function beginning at the molecular level of organization and proceeding through different levels of complexity. Spring, Even

    Prerequisite(s): BIOL 101 BIOL 102  ,BIOL 103L BIOL 104L  .
  
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    BIOL 490 - Topics in Biology


    Credit Hour(s): 1-4

    Advanced formal courses in diverse areas of biology. Course may be repeated for different topics. Specific topics will be announced and indicated by subtitle on the student transcript.

    Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.
  
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    BIOL 492 - Developmental Embryology


    Lecture Hour(s): 3
    Lab Hour(s): 3
    Credit Hour(s): 4

    This course is designed to impart a broad understanding of the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying animal development. The course involves the comparative study of embryonic development including gametogenesis, fertilization, early embryology, and differentiation of organs, tissues, and cells in a number of model systems. Students will learn by exploring animal models that enhance our understanding of embryonic development and the genetic variations that lead to evolution. Spring, Odd

    Prerequisite(s): BIOL 101 , BIOL 103L , BIOL 102 , BIOL 104L , and BIOL 202  , BIOL 204L .

Biomedical Science

  
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    BIOM 156 - Introduction to Health and Medical Professions


    Lecture Hour(s): 1
    Lab Hour(s): 0
    Credit Hour(s): 1

    Students will be introduced to the fundamental skills of reading and understanding the biomedical field through interaction with the instructors and guest speakers. Students will learn about the many different career options available within the biomedical field and engage with professionals from those fields. Students will be prepared for reading the literature of the field through assignments designed to bring out critical thinking of current issues. Students will develop a 4-year career development plan and gain the skills necessary to prepare for entering a profession. Fall, Even

    Corequisite(s): BIOL 101 .
  
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    BIOM 256 - Biomedical Sciences Seminar


    Lecture Hour(s): 1
    Lab Hour(s): 0
    Credit Hour(s): 1

    A seminar setting course where students build on skills to succeed in the biomedical professions through interactions with the BSC and outside clinicians and researchers. Students will examine primary literature from the field of medicine and science related to the invited speakers with a focus on hypothesis generation and “next step” experiments. Students will continue their career development plan and develop contacts for professional schools. Fall, ODD

  
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    BIOM 411 - Molecular Biology


    Lecture Hour(s): 3
    Lab Hour(s): 2
    Credit Hour(s): 4

    Lecture: Students will learn the concepts, methods and tools of molecular biology experimental design, data collection, analysis and interpretation and summarizing of data displays. Laboratory Coursework: Students learn various common techniques used in the molecular biology laboratory environment. Students will gain an appreciation for why methods are chosen for given research questions and theory behind the methods. Students will utilize molecular biology equipment in the core laboratory. Spring, Odd

    Prerequisite(s): BIOL 202   and BIOL 204L .

Building Successful College Skills

  
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    BSCS 100 - Building Successful College Skills


    Lecture Hour(s): 3
    Lab Hour(s): 0
    Credit Hour(s): 3

    Designed to assist students in acquiring skills for success in both college study and everyday life. The course, designed primarily for freshman students, provides the opportunity for acquiring self-management skills, college success skills, and technology skills, including use of MOODLE, myBSC Portal, and other computing skills. Required co-requisite for all developmental courses. Freshmen, and/or students enrolled in 099/098 courses, are expected to complete this course in their first semester.

    Corequisite(s): Enrollment in any ENGL 101L , MATH 101L  or MATH 109L .

Business

  
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    BUSN 130 - Microsoft Word & Presentations


    Lecture Hour(s): 1
    Lab Hour(s): 2
    Credit Hour(s): 3

    This course is designed to prepare students to effectively use Microsoft Word and PowerPoint. Topics include formatting, editing, file management, tables, columns, and graphics. PowerPoint topics include creating and editing presentations, illustrations and shapes, custom backgrounds and SmartArt diagrams, and information graphics. This course meets the computer skill requirement under the General Studies requirement. Fall

    Prerequisite(s): None.
  
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    BUSN 232 - Business and Electronic Communications


    Lecture Hour(s): 3
    Lab Hour(s): 0
    Credit Hour(s): 3

    Designed to help the student write clear and concise business letters, memos, reports, and e-mail communications. Students will also give a presentation using PowerPoint. Other topics include the communication process, verbal and nonverbal communication, job/employment search, resumes, and cover letters. Electronic communication is integrated into this course by using the Internet, e-mail, and presentation software. Spring

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 101  or equivalent or Permission of Instructor.
  
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    BUSN 240 - Microsoft Excel


    Lecture Hour(s): 1
    Lab Hour(s): 2
    Credit Hour(s): 3

    Designed to prepare students to progress from an introductory Excel level to the specialist/expert level of spreadsheet competencies. Excel topics include: creating worksheets with embedded charts; formulas, functions, formatting and web queries; what-if analysis, charting, and working with large worksheets; creating static and dynamic web pages; financial functions, data tables, amortization schedules, and hyperlinks; creating templates and working with multiple worksheets and workbooks; using macros and visual basic for applications; formula auditing, data validation; and importing data, working with pivot charts, pivot tables, and trend lines. Spring

    Prerequisite(s): BUSN 130  or COSC 102   or Permission of Instructor .
  
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    BUSN 250 - Quantitative Techniques in Business


    Lecture Hour(s): 3
    Lab Hour(s): 0
    Credit Hour(s): 3

    Theory and application of mathematical models as they are applied to business problem solving. Topics include integrals; quadratic and exponential powers; limits and derivatives; and introductory probability and statistical concepts. This course is not a substitute for any course in the Math / Calculus sequence. This course will satisfy the Basic Skills mathematics requirement. Fall

    Prerequisite(s): ACT main math score of 26 (COMPASS 46 or above) or MATH 109 ; and either ECON 211  or ECON 212  or Permission of Instructor.
  
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    BUSN 260 - Microsoft Access


    Lecture Hour(s): 1
    Lab Hour(s): 2
    Credit Hour(s): 3

    Designed to assist students with developing strong database competencies. Topics include: creating, querying, and maintaining a database; sharing data among applications; reports, forms, and multiple tables applications; OLE fields, hyperlinks, and sub forms; switchboards, pivot tables, and pivot charts; advanced report and form techniques; creating multi-page forms with visual basic; and administering a database system. Spring

    Prerequisite(s): BUSN 130  or COSC 102   or Permission of Instructor.
  
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    BUSN 301 - Business Law and the Legal Environment


    Lecture Hour(s): 3
    Lab Hour(s): 0
    Credit Hour(s): 3

    Sources, classifications, functions, and evolution of law. Courts and procedures, torts, contracts, real and personal property, agency relationships, forms of business organizations, estates, landlord and tenant, and bankruptcy. Spring

  
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    BUSN 302 - Business Law for Professional Accountants


    Lecture Hour(s): 3
    Lab Hour(s): 0
    Credit Hour(s): 3

    Sources, classifications, functions, and evolution of law.  Courts and procedures, torts, contracts, real and personal property, agency relationships, forms of business organizations, estates, landlord and tenant, and bankruptcy. Spring

  
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    BUSN 310 - Applied Business Statistics


    Lecture Hour(s): 3
    Lab Hour(s): 0
    Credit Hour(s): 3

    Focuses on the application of statistical techniques to assist business decision making. Areas of inquiry include: descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, basic probability concepts, the nature of hypothesis testing, sample size determinations, confidence intervals, t-tests, analysis of variance (ANOVA), chi square, correlation, and simple and multiple regression. Emphasis is placed on the use of statistical software packages. Fall

    Prerequisite(s): MATH 109  or higher or Permission of Instructor.
  
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    BUSN 350 - Financial Management


    Lecture Hour(s): 3
    Lab Hour(s): 0
    Credit Hour(s): 3

    Examines key areas of financial analysis with particular attention given to corporate financial management. Topics include financial statement analysis, ratio analysis, pro forma financial statements, internal and external sources of funds, operating and financial advantage, time value of many concepts, capital markets, capital structure, stock and bond valuation techniques, capital budgeting, cost of capital, and dividend policies. Spring

    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 202  or Permission of Instructor.
  
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    BUSN 375 - International Business


    Lecture Hour(s): 3
    Lab Hour(s): 0
    Credit Hour(s): 3

    A study of the international business environment and the ways in which the functional areas of business are impacted by globalization, with particular emphasis given to the challenges confronting managers as a result of increased globalization. Topics covered include trends in international business, the impact of trade policies on international business, regional economic cooperation, monetary systems and exchange rates, strategic and human resource management in a global environment, exporting, importing, and global trends in production management. Spring

    Prerequisite(s): MGMT 210  or Permission of Instructor .
  
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    BUSN 380 - Production/Operations Management


    Lecture Hour(s): 3
    Lab Hour(s): 0
    Credit Hour(s): 3

    Application of economic theory and statistics to various problems confronting management. Major topics include linear programming, decision tree analysis, forecasting, reliability, line balancing, path analyses, learning curves, inventory models, and queuing. PCs and appropriate software will be used to help the student learn to solve operations management problems. Fall

    Prerequisite(s): BUSN 310  or MATH 210  or Permission of Instructor.
  
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    BUSN 398 - Business Internship


    Credit Hour(s): 1-9

    The W. Paul Cole, Jr. School of Business recognizes the value gained from working in a designed internship program, offered by a major corporation for the purpose of enriching student learning and development. Students accepted into such programs will have the opportunity to experience firsthand the policies, procedures, practices, and organizational processes of a major corporation. Permission of the Dean of the School of Business is required for enrollment in this course; and the student’s internship experience must be coordinated by a faculty member within the School of Business. The student is required to maintain a journal of internship activities, and submit a paper relating internship learning to the student’s major.

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Dean of the School of Business or Permission of Instructor.
  
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    BUSN 399 - Disney Exploration Series


    Lecture Hour(s): 0
    Lab Hour(s): 0
    Credit Hour(s): 3

    The W. Paul Cole, Jr. School of Business participates in the Walt Disney World College Program, which enables Bluefield State College students to receive an internship at Walt Disney World. As an addition to the internship program, students may choose to participate in the Disney Exploration Series, which exposes the student to lectures by Disney executives and management personnel on important business topics. Each Disney Exploration Series topic is addressed in a series of two-hour lectures, with a total of 12-18 hours devoted to each topic. This course requires students to participate in two of these lecture series, and to write a paper relating the content of each lecture series to the student’s major. Permission of the Dean of the School of Business is required for enrollment in this course; and the student’s participation in the Disney Exploration Series must be coordinated by a faculty member of the School of Business.

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Dean of the School of Business and acceptance into the Walt Disney World College Program.
  
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    BUSN 402 - Financial Planning and Analysis


    Lecture Hour(s): 3
    Lab Hour(s): 0
    Credit Hour(s): 3

    Application of various principles of finance to in-depth case studies. Emphasis is on business problem solving by utilizing tools of financial analysis.

    Prerequisite(s): BUSN 350  or Permission of Instructor.
  
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    BUSN 482 - Business Ethics and Social Responsibility


    Lecture Hour(s): 3
    Lab Hour(s): 0
    Credit Hour(s): 3

    Examines the emerging topics of business ethics and social responsibility. Includes identification of ethical issues, various approaches to resolving ethical dilemmas, examination of corporate responsibility and its interplay with the social environment, and the enumeration of current corporate practices in these areas. Spring

    Prerequisite(s): Senior standing.
  
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    BUSN 490 - Topics in Business


    Credit Hour(s): 1-3

    Advanced formal courses in diverse areas of business. Course may be repeated for different topics. Specific topics will be indicated by a subtitle on the student’s transcript.

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of Instructor
  
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    BUSN 494 - Business Strategy


    Lecture Hour(s): 3
    Lab Hour(s): 0
    Credit Hour(s): 3

    An integrative course involving comprehensive analysis of administrative policy-making from a strategic, organizational perspective, involving functional areas such as accounting, finance, management, marketing, and operations, in context with the economic, political, and social environment. Extensive use of case analyses or written reports to develop integrative decision skills. This is the capstone course for business majors; course requirements will include standardized evaluations covering business core courses. Spring

    Prerequisite(s): Senior standing in School of Business and completion of all School of Business core courses at the 300-level and below or Permission of Instructor.
  
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    BUSN 499 - Independent Studies in Business


    Credit Hour(s): 1-3

    Individual, instructor-supervised research into selected topics in business administration. Course may be repeated to a maximum of six hours credit.

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of Instructor

Chemistry

  
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    CHEM 100 - Introduction to Chemistry


    Lecture Hour(s): 3
    Lab Hour(s): 0
    Credit Hour(s): 3

    Basic background in the area of chemistry for students planning to take general chemistry. This course will not meet the general studies requirements, but will meet the chemistry requirement for acceptance into health-related programs. Fall

    Prerequisite(s): Eligibility for MATH 101  or higher or permission of the instructor and student’s advisor.
  
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    CHEM 101 - General Chemistry I


    Lecture Hour(s): 3
    Lab Hour(s): 0
    Credit Hour(s): 3

    A presentation of the principles of chemistry through a study of the structure and reactions of representative elements and compounds. Principles covered include stoichiometry, thermochemistry, chemical bonding, and the gaseous state. Fall

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): MATH 109  or GNET 115 .
  
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    CHEM 102 - General Chemistry II


    Lecture Hour(s): 3
    Lab Hour(s): 0
    Credit Hour(s): 3

    A continuation of CHEM 101 . Includes solutions, chemical kinetics, equilibrium, acids and bases, and chemical thermodynamics. Spring

    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 101 .
  
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    CHEM 103L - General Chemistry I Laboratory


    Lecture Hour(s): 0
    Lab Hour(s): 3
    Credit Hour(s): 1

    Sessions consist of observing, reporting, and interpreting chemical phenomena. Fall

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): CHEM 101 .
  
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    CHEM 104L - General Chemistry II Laboratory


    Lecture Hour(s): 0
    Lab Hour(s): 3
    Credit Hour(s): 1

    Sessions consist of semimicro qualitative analysis. Spring

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): CHEM 102 .
  
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    CHEM 290 - Topics in Chemistry


    Lecture Hour(s): 3
    Lab Hour(s): 0
    Credit Hour(s): 3

    Formal course in diverse areas of chemistry. Course may be repeated for different topics. Specific topics will be announced and indicated by subtitle on the student transcript.

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of Instructor
  
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    CHEM 301 - Organic Chemistry I


    Lecture Hour(s): 3
    Lab Hour(s): 3
    Credit Hour(s): 4

    A study of the principles of organic chemistry with emphasis on modern, mechanistic, Synthetic and spectroscopic problems. The laboratory includes experiments for developing techniques and synthesis projects for perfecting these techniques. Fall

    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 102 , CHEM 104L  .
  
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    CHEM 302 - Organic Chemistry II


    Lecture Hour(s): 3
    Lab Hour(s): 3
    Credit Hour(s): 4

    A continuation of CHEM 301 . Includes alcohols, ethers, aldehydes, ketones, and carboxylic acids. The laboratory includes experiments for developing techniques and synthesis projects for perfecting these techniques. Spring

    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 301 .
  
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    CHEM 305 - Medicinal Chemistry


    Lecture Hour(s): 3
    Lab Hour(s): 2
    Credit Hour(s): 4

    Lecture: Medicinal Chemistry is a chemistry-based discipline and stimulating field as it links many scientific disciplines such as biology, chemistry, physiology to the design of new drugs for treating disease. Students will learn organic chemistry aspects of drug design and development. This course also introduces various classes of drugs, the concepts of MAO (mechanism of action or mode of action), SAR (structure-activity relationships), and ADME (absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion) profiles. Laboratory: Present one of the 100 most prescribed drugs and their genetic and chemical name, discovery, chemical synthesis, and biological evaluation. Fall, Even

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): CHEM 301  or Permission of Instructor
  
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    CHEM 430 - Biochemistry


    Lecture Hour(s): 3
    Lab Hour(s): 0
    Credit Hour(s): 3

    A study of the chemical basis of biological systems with emphasis on the structure of proteins, nucleic acids, and carbohydrates. Spring

    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 301 .
  
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    CHEM 490 - Topics in Chemistry


    Credit Hour(s): 1-4

    Advanced formal courses in diverse areas of chemistry. Courses may be repeated for different topics. Specific topics will be announced and indicated by subtitle on transcript.

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

Civil Engineering Technology

  
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    CIET 101 - Construction Materials


    Lecture Hour(s): 3
    Lab Hour(s): 3
    Credit Hour(s): 4

    An introductory study of the materials used in building and highway construction. Topics studied include the physical and chemical properties, production, and subsequent use of selected materials. The laboratory sessions follow ASTM standards for sampling and testing of the materials discussed in the lecture.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): GNET 115 , ENGL 101 .
  
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    CIET 110 - Plane Surveying and Mapping


    Lecture Hour(s): 3
    Lab Hour(s): 3
    Credit Hour(s): 4

    An introduction to plane surveying. Topics considered include: the care and use of surveying instruments, theory of errors in observations, leveling, distance measurement, cross-section and profiles plots, angles, azimuths and bearings, latitude and departure, traverse computations and adjustments, area and volume computations, introduction to contour lines and watersheds, introduction to mine surveying, introduction to state plane coordinates, introduction to boundary and construction surveys, and methods and procedures of map drafting using AutoCAD.

    Prerequisite(s): GNET 115 .
    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): MEET 112 
  
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    CIET 207 - Geotechnics


    Lecture Hour(s): 3
    Lab Hour(s): 3
    Credit Hour(s): 4

    A study of the fundamentals of soil mechanics including the identification and description of soils, phase diagrams, soil investigations, permeability and drainage, subsurface soil stresses, compaction and stabilization, and an introduction to analysis and design of shallow foundations and retaining walls. The laboratory sessions follow ASTM standards and complement the lecture material.

    Prerequisite(s): GNET 116 , GNET 101 .
  
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    CIET 211 - Control Surveying


    Lecture Hour(s): 3
    Lab Hour(s): 3
    Credit Hour(s): 4

    A study of survey adjustments, use of software in solving surveying problems, horizontal and vertical control networks, global positioning systems, fundamentals of geographic information systems, map projections, State Plane Coordinate Systems, introduction to rural and urban land surveys, and partitioning of land.

    Prerequisite(s): CIET 110 , GNET 116 , MEET 112 .
 

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