Aug 08, 2022  
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


Course descriptions include the following elements:

Course Code,  Number, and Titles: The course code indicates the department or program in which the course is housed. The course number indicates the level at which the course should be taken. Generally, first-year students take 100-level courses; sophomores, 200-level; juniors, 300-level; and seniors, 400-level. Students are required to limit course selection to courses not more than one level above their class standing. First-year students are not permitted to enroll in 400-level courses. Undergraduate students who need 12 or fewer semester credits to complete all baccalaureate degree requirements may request permission from the Director of Graduate Studies to take courses for graduate credit to complete a regular course load during the semester of  graduation. However, undergraduate students may not enroll in courses at the 600-level or 700-level.

Credits: The number of semester hours of credit given upon completion of the course.

Course Content: A brief description of subject matter gives students an idea of what to expect in the course.

Prerequisites: If required or recommended, a prerequisite is either a course that must be completed prior to enrolling in the course or some other requirement that must be met prior to enrolling in the course.

Grading Method: If a course is offered on a grade-only or pass/no credit-only basis, that status is included in the course description. A department’s general pass/no credit policy is included in its listing of program requirements. Students should check the policy before enrolling in a course on a pass/no credit basis.

Frequency of Offering: Course descriptions may indicate how often the course is offered.

Note:

◎= Oral Intensive

◆ = Math/Critical Analysis Intensive

△ = Writing Intensive

✽ = Physical Development and Wellness Graduation Requirement

 

Accounting

  
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    ACCT 211 - Financial Accounting Principles


    (3 S.H.)

    The study of topics in financial accounting, including the accounting cycle, forms of business organizations, assets, liabilities, owner’s equity, and financial statement preparation and analysis. Examples are drawn from service, merchandising, and manufacturing organizations. Prerequisites: WSU math proficiency.


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    ACCT 212 - Managerial Accounting Principles


    (3 S.H.)

    The study of managerial accounting principles including cost behavior, job order costing, process costing, cost-volume-profit relationships, contribution costing, standard costs, relevant costs, and budgets. Additional topics may include the Statement of Cash Flows and financial statement analysis. Prerequisites: ACCT 211 - Financial Accounting Principles .


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    ACCT 311 - Intermediate Accounting I


    (3 S.H.)

    Major emphasis on financial accounting. Review of basic financial statements. Development of accounting principles and procedures related to assets (cash, receivables, investments, inventories, plant and equipment, intangibles, and the time value of money). Prerequisites for College of Business majors and minors: Admission to the College of Business, ACCT 212 - Managerial Accounting Principles .  Prerequisites for non-College of Business majors and minors: Junior standing and instructor’s permission.


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    ACCT 312 - Intermediate Accounting II


    (3 S.H.)

    Development of accounting principles and procedures related to liabilities, owner’s equity, revenue recognition, and special topic areas such as pensions and leases. Prerequisites for College of Business majors and minors: Admission to the College of Business and ACCT 311 - Intermediate Accounting I . Prerequisites for non-College of Business majors and minors: Junior standing and instructor’s permission.


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    ACCT 340 - Governmental and Other Not-For-Profit Accounting


    (3 S.H.)

    This course is designed to analyze the funds used by state and local units of government. Also covered are accounting methods and procedures used by hospitals, colleges and universities, voluntary health and welfare organizations, and other not-for-profit organizations. Prerequisites for College of Business majors and minors: Admission to the College of Business and ACCT 311 - Intermediate Accounting I . Prerequisites for non-College of Business majors and minors: Junior standing and instructor’s permission.


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    ACCT 361 - Intermediate Managerial/Cost Accounting


    (3 S.H.)

    Cost accounting fundamentals including long-term planning, control, cost allocation, quantitative analysis and behavioral considerations in systems design. Prerequisites for College of Business majors and minors: Admission to the College of Business and ACCT 212 - Managerial Accounting Principles  and ECON 201 - Principles of Microeconomics  .  Prerequisites for non-College of Business majors and minors: Junior standing and instructor’s permission.


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    ACCT 380 - Topics and Issues in Accounting


    (1-3 S.H.)

    An analysis of current topics, trends, issues, and software relevant to the milieu of accounting. The subject matter can vary by semester and is typically announced in advance by the instructor. This course may be repeated as topics change. Prerequisites for College of Business majors and minors: Admission to the College of Business and instructor’s permission.  Prerequisites for non-College of Business majors and minors: Junior standing and instructor’s permission. Not offered every year.


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    ACCT 398 - Internship


    (1-9 S.H.)

    Credits are not counted in the Accounting major; they are counted as general elective credits. Prerequisites: Admission to the College of Business, department approval, and concurrent enrollment in ACCT 399 - Internship Problem . P/NC only.


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    ACCT 399 - Internship Problem


    (1-3 S.H.)

    Prerequisites: Admission to the College of Business, minimum 2.50 GPA, and department approval. The student should have completed most, if not all, College of Business core courses, ACCT 311 - Intermediate Accounting I  (Intermediate Accounting I), and other specific accounting courses depending on the type of internship. See the Department Internship Coordinator for specific requirements. Grade only. Credits may only be counted as general elective credits.


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    ACCT 413 - Advanced Financial Accounting


    (3 S.H.)

    This course includes the study of business combinations resulting from acquisitions of assets of stock, foreign currency transactions, and partnership accounting. Prerequisites for College of Business majors and minors: Admission to the College of Business and ACCT 312 - Intermediate Accounting II . Prerequisites for non-College of Business majors and minors: Junior standing and instructor’s permission.


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    ACCT 414 - Advanced Financial Accounting Topics


    (3 S.H.)

    This course is intended primarily for students planning to take the CPA exam.  Course topics include accounting, theory and concepts, financial statement format and disclosure requirements, asset measurement and disclosure, liability and equity reporting, revenue and expense measurement, lease accounting, pension accounting, business combinations and consolidations, derivatives and hedging, and basic governmental and not-for-profit accounting. Prerequisites for College of Business majors and minors: Admission to the College of Business and completion of, or concurrent enrollment in  ACCT 413 - Advanced Financial Accounting  .  Prerequisites for non-College of Business majors and minors: Junior standing and instructor’s permission. Grade only.


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    ACCT 421 - Introduction to Taxation


    (3 S.H.)

    A study of the history of taxation, the formation and application of federal tax law, and the basic methods and procedures of tax research. The course emphasizes the individual income tax, but also introduces the student to the taxes applicable to other entities. Tax preparation using the computer is also a significant component of the course. Prerequisites for College of Business majors and minors: Admission to the College of Business, ACCT 212 - Managerial Accounting Principles  and ECON 202 - Principles of Macroeconomics .  Prerequisites for non-College of Business majors and minors: Junior standing and instructor’s permission. Grade only.


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    ACCT 422 - Advanced Taxation


    (3 S.H.)

    A study of the federal tax law applicable to C corporations, S corporations, partnerships, estates, and trusts. In addition to income tax law, the course also addresses the major issues relating to the transfer of property through gifts and the estate. Methods and procedures of tax research also are stressed in the course. Prerequisites for College of Business majors and minors: Admission to the College of Business and ACCT 421 - Introduction to Taxation . Prerequisites for non-College of Business majors and minors: Junior standing and instructor’s permission. Grade only. Offered yearly.


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    ACCT 462 - Advanced Managerial/Cost Accounting Topics


    (3 S.H.)

    This course provides a survey of topics typically included on the CMA examination and the business environment section of the uniform CPA exam. The course is intended primarily for students planning to take the CMA and/or CPA exams. Course topics include corporate governance, financial risk management, forecasting analysis, corporate capital structure, working capital management, short-term financing and capital budgeting, inventory costing concepts and systems, cost variance analysis, budgeting and planning, quality considerations and benchmarking, and IT roles and systems in organizations. Prerequisites for College of Business majors and minors: Admission to the College of Business and  ACCT 330 - Accounting Information Systems , ACCT 361 - Intermediate Managerial/Cost Accounting  and FIN 360 - Corporate Finance  (concurrent enrollment permitted). Prerequisites for non-College of Business majors and minors: Junior standing and instructor’s permission. Grade only.


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    △ ACCT 471 - Auditing


    (3 S.H.)

    This course provides an introduction to financial statement auditing and an exposure to internal, governmental, operational, and fraud auditing. Topics include audit evidence, audit standards, audit procedures, professional ethics, fraud detection, and audit reports. Current issues facing the auditing profession are addressed. Prerequisites for College of Business majors and minors: Admission to the College of Business, ACCT 312 - Intermediate Accounting II , ◆ ECON 222 - Statistics for Business and Economics , and ACCT 330 - Accounting Information Systems  (past or concurrent enrollment). Prerequisites for non-College of Business majors and minors: Junior standing and instructor’s permission.


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    ACCT 472 - Advanced Auditing


    (3 S.H.)

    This course provides a survey of topics typically included on the auditing section of the uniform CPA exam. The course is intended primarily for students planning to take the CPA exam. Additional exposure to fraud detection and audit procedures are provided. Other topics include statistical sampling methods, legal liability, professional and ethical responsibilities, audit reporting topics, and other assurance services offered by CPA firms. Prerequisites for College of Business majors and minors: Admission to the College of Business and △ ACCT 471 - Auditing .  Prerequisites for non-College of Business majors and minors: Junior standing and instructor’s permission. Grade only. Not offered every year.


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    ACCT 481 - Topics in Advanced Taxation and Law


    (3 S.H.)

    This course provides a survey of topics typically included on the regulation section of the uniform CPA exam. The course is intended primarily for students planning to take the CPA exam. Course topics include ethical codes and laws affecting CPA behavior, federal taxation legislation, process and procedures, individual and corporate taxation concepts and computations, S corporations and partnership taxation, estate, trust and wealth transfer taxation, and various business law concepts such as agency, contracts, debtor-creditor relations, government regulation, secured transactions and sales law. Prerequisites for College of Business majors and minors: Admission to the College of Business and  ACCT 422 - Advanced Taxation  and  BUSA 311 - Business Law II .  Prerequisites for non-College of Business majors and minors: Junior standing and instructor’s permission. Grade only.


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    ACCT 490 - Independent Studies in Accounting


    (1-3 S.H.)

    Offers the advanced student an opportunity to do additional reading and/or research in areas of special interest. Prerequisites Admission to the College of Business and instructor’s permission.  Prerequisites for non-College of Business majors and minors: Junior standing and instructor’s permission. Total credits may not exceed 6 S.H.


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Arabic

  
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    ARAB 101 - Arabic for Beginners


    (4 S.H.)

    This course is an introduction to the Arabic language and its script. ARAB 101 is a combination of oral and written exercises. Meets GOAL 6 (Humanities) and GOAL 8. Letter grade only. Offered according to demand.


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Art

  
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    ART 104 - Introduction to 2-D Design


    (3 S.H.)

    Introduction to 2-dimensional design concepts and practices of visual art. Study of studio and theory for esthetic and artistic literacy. Meets GOAL 6.
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    ART 105 - Introduction to 3-D Design


    (3 S.H.)

    Introduction to 3-dimensional design concepts and practices of visual art, manipulating materials in three-dimensional space. Broad range of basic materials, tools and techniques used to solve problems in creating objects and spaces. Meets GOAL 6. Grade only.


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    ART 107 - Introduction to Painting


    (3 S.H.)

    This course will introduce students to oil or acrylic painting, with the primary goal of the class being to give a basic understanding of creating visual art through paint. Students will learn materials and artistic concepts such as color mixing, drawing skills, and paint application. Meets GOAL 6 (Fine Arts). Grade only.


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    ART 109 - Introduction to Art


    (3 S.H.)

    Introductory course for the non-major that investigates the forms, expressive languages, functions, and contexts of the visual arts. Non-chronological, thematic presentations explore cultural values and differences involving Western and some non-Western regions as well as issues of gender, race, and ethnicity.  Meets GOAL 6 (Fine Arts).


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    ART 110 - Making Artwork


    (3 S.H.)

    Introductory course for the non-major that includes an experiential, art making component. Elements of art and principles of design, materials and techniques, and issues of content and expression are investigated in a non-chronological and contemporary context.  Meets GOAL 6 (Fine Arts). Grade only.


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    ART 114 - 2-D Design


    (3 S.H.)

    Introduction to fundamental design concepts in the art process. Experiments and problems in abstract compositions.


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    ART 115 - 3-D Design


    (3 S.H.)

    Foundation experience in manipulating materials in three-dimensional space and time. Broad range of basic materials, tools, and techniques used to solve problems in creating objects and spaces.


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    ART 117 - Drawing the Natural World


    (3 S.H.)

    An interdisciplinary course combining the art of drawing with science content. Students will acquire basic skills in preparation for drawing aimed at scientific study, preparing them for visual investigation in the classroom, the laboratory and field. This class develops visual perception, aesthetic judgment and sound studio practice. Recommended for non-art majors.


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    ART 118 - Drawing I


    (3 S.H.)

    An examination of fundamental concepts in the art of drawing, while students acquire basic studio skills. This course develops visual perception, aesthetic judgment, and sound studio practice. May include work from the nude model.


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    ART 120 - Introduction to Ceramics


    (3 S.H.)

    An introduction to basic ceramic techniques for art minors and non-art majors.  Meets GOAL 6 (Fine Arts).


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    ART 128 - Introduction to Sculpture


    (3 S.H.)

    An introduction to basic sculpture techniques for art minors and non-art majors.  Meets GOAL 6 (Fine Arts).


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    ART 130 - Introduction to Printmaking


    (3 S.H.)

    An introduction to basic printmaking techniques for art minors and non-art majors.  Meets GOAL 6 (Fine Arts).


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    ART 150 - Introduction to Digital Arts: Culture, Theory and Practice


    (3 S.H.)

    This foundation design course introduces the student to the principles of digital art and design. Students will examine a variety of contemporary design tools, which include but are not limited to digital software (Photoshop, illustrator, InDesign), Wacom tablets and touch based devices. Grade only.


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    ART 217 - Painting I


    (3 S.H.)

    Beginning studio practice in oil and/or acrylic media. Students explore basic problems of form and space on a two-dimensional surface using traditional and contemporary methods. Visual analysis of historic and contemporary work is employed extensively in this course and is designed to broaden and facilitate the examination of form and technique in painting. Prerequisites:  ART 114 - 2-D Design  and ART 118 - Drawing I .


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    ART 218 - Drawing II


    (3 S.H.)

    Continued experience in drawing in a variety of media with emphasis upon thematic problems and on the human figure, including the nude model. Prerequisites: ART 118 - Drawing I . Grade only.


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    ART 221 - Art History I


    (3 S.H.)

    A one-semester survey focusing on western art history, with some attention to non-western traditions, as well as instruction in methods of observation, analysis, and research.  Meets GOAL 6 (Fine Arts). Grade only.


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    ART 222 - Survey of Modern Art


    (3 S.H.)

    A one-semester survey of modernism, beginning with the 19th century and touching on major modernist and postmodernist artists and movements up to the present. The course also provides instruction in methods of observation, analysis, and research.  Meets GOAL 6 (Fine Arts). Grade only.


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    ART 224 - American Art


    (3 S.H.)

    Survey of the visual arts in the United States from the Colonial Era through the Great Depression. Emphasis on the emergence and evolution of American art traditions as indicative of national experience.  Meets GOAL 6 (Fine Arts). Grade only.


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    ART 228 - Sculpture I


    (3 S.H)

    Introduction to sculpture for art majors and minors. Modeling, carving, fabrication, and/or casting techniques used to explore abstract sculptural form as well as forms from nature and the model. Sculptural ideas investigated with the aid of slides, lectures, demonstrations, and critiques. Prerequisite: ART 115 - 3-D Design . Grade only.


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    ART 243 - Typography


    (3 S.H.)

    This class is an investigation of the expressive potential of typography as a critical element of visual communications and electronic media.


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    ART 252 - Survey of Women in Art


    (3 S.H.)

    Lecture/discussion course surveying the history of European and American women artists from the Baroque era to the present. Social and cultural environments for women are considered, as well as individual artist’s contributions to the history of art. Core disciplinary course for women’s and gender studies minor. Grade only.


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    ART 299 - Special Topics in Art and Design


    ( 1-3 S.H. )

    A Special Topics course that allows students to explore contemporary issues. Topics vary in response to the changing field of Art and Design. Grade and P/NC option.


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    ART 300 - Elementary Art Education


    (3 S.H.)

    Theories, processes, and philosophy in visual arts education for prospective elementary classroom teachers are explored; experience with art processes and classroom procedures to develop potential teachers’ artistic sensitivities, skills, and thinking. Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing, ART 109 - Introduction to Art  (strongly recommended). Students must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program in order to register. Grade only.


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    ART 301 - Art in Elementary Classrooms


    (1 S.H.)

    Understanding visual artistic processes as they relate to the growth and development of children. Focus on visual art experiences, methods, and curriculum for prospective K-6 classroom teachers. Intended for Rochester campus Elementary Education Program only, embedded in Elementary school. Grade only.


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    ART 302 - Art for Elementary Teachers


    (2 S.H.)

    Basic theories and practices of the visual arts education for K-6 learners. Through learning art processes and school art procedures, prospective elementary teachers develop artistic intelligence and pedagogical methods necessary for teaching the subject of art and integrating art concepts and activities in teaching other basic subjects including reading and writing. No prerequisite required but   is strongly recommended; junior or senior standing. Students must be admitted to Teacher Education Program in order to register. Grade only. Offered every semester.


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    ART 313 - Western Art and Culture


    (3 S.H.)

    An exploration of Western Art and Culture in a selected country, such as Italy, The United Kingdom, Russia, Spain, Portugal, Germany, or France. This course intends to foster an understanding of the relationship between American and Western European Art and culture, including their histories, their specifics, and their influences upon each other. The visual art of the selected country is emphasized. Unique culture traditions as well as various cross-cultural contexts are examined in this travel study course. Meets GOAL 6 (Fine Arts) and GOAL 8. Grade only. Offered summer term.


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    ART 314 - Eastern Art and Culture


    (3 S.H.)

    Exploration of Eastern art and culture in a selected country such as India, China, Japan or Taiwan. This course intends to foster an understanding of the relationship between Eastern and Western art and culture, and their influences upon each other. The visual art and culture of the selected country is emphasized. Unique cultural traditions as well as certain cross-cultural contexts are examined in this Travel Study course. This course intends to give students a broader understanding of Eastern culture through diverse experiences in metropolitan and mid-size industrial cities as well as rural areas. Students will gain a better understanding of ancient and modern Eastern fine arts (painting, sculpture, architecture, etc.), as well as folk and popular arts (crafts, traditional performance and film). Students also have the opportunity to collaborate with the local college art student on an on-site art exhibition. Meets GOAL 8. Prerequisites: ART 114 - 2-D Design , ART 115 - 3-D Design , ART 118 - Drawing I , ART 150 - Introduction to Digital Arts: Culture, Theory and Practice , or instructor’s permission. Students must be of sophomore standing or higher. Grade only. Offered once every two years.


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    ART 317 - Painting II


    (3 S.H.)

    Continued intensive studio practice in oil and/or acrylic media; designed to expand and develop the student’s skill and understanding in working with representational and abstract problems of form. Students are encouraged to initiate work in an individual direction and to engage in an ongoing study of relevant historic and contemporary painting, including emerging trends. Prerequisites: ART 217 - Painting I  or instructor’s permission. P/NC option.


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    ART 318 - Advanced Drawing I


    (3 S.H.)

    Extensive studio practice in figure drawing. Emphasis in acquiring formal and technical proficiency using the drawing media. Development of the student’s personal direction and expression through these media. Prerequisites: ART 218 - Drawing II .


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    ART 320 - Ceramics I


    (3 S.H.)

    Introduction to ceramics with an emphasis on clay materials and on hand building and wheel throwing techniques. Vessel and sculptural concepts are explored with the aid of slides, lectures, demonstrations, and critiques. Prerequisites: ART 115 - 3-D Design .


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    ART 328 - Sculpture II


    (3 S.H.)

    Fabrication and/or casting techniques are practiced. Students build on previous skills and identify personal aesthetic concerns. Formal and conceptual sculptural issues are explored with the aid of slides, discussions, and critiques. Prerequisites: ART 228 - Sculpture I . Grade only.


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    ◆ ART 340 - Ceramics II


    (3 S.H.)

    Development of the student’s personal direction and expression through the ceramic medium. Increased involvement in clay body composition, glaze formulation, and firing techniques. Slides, critiques, and readings in contemporary criticism supplement textbook reading. May be repeated up to a maximum of nine credits. Prerequisites: ART 320 - Ceramics I . Grade only.


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    ART 399 - Internship


    (1-3 S.H.)

    Work-related experience in appropriate settings such as museums, art centers, commercial offices or studios, and public relations offices. Credit hours to be arranged by a faculty member. May be used as a general art elective. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing. May be repeated up to a maximum of nine credits.


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    ART 402 - The Psychology of Art and Art Education


    (3 S.H.)

    Exploration of topics related to human behavior and the production and appreciation of visual art forms. Prospective art teachers’ understanding of the subject of art and effective instruction for K-12 learners are further concerns. Theories of perception, learning, and the creative processes are examined as they pertain to visual thinking, aesthetic perception and judgment, artistic motivation, art concept learning, formal and semantic organization, artistic styles, cognitive development, instructional strategies, art teacher-learner dynamics, learning environment, and the evaluation of learning and process with media in studio art. Prerequisites: ART 109 - Introduction to Art  (recommended), ART 300 - Elementary Art Education , and junior standing. Grade only.


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    ART 410 - Secondary Art Education


    (3 S.H.)

    An examination of programs in art education at the secondary level. Consideration of curricular and instructional problems related to teaching art in high school, review of research findings and designing exemplary programs in secondary art. Prerequisites: ART 300 - Elementary Art Education  and junior standing. Grade only.


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    ART 412 - Multi-Media Crafts for the Classroom


    (3 S.H.)

    An intensive and extensive art education laboratory experience affording the prospective art teacher familiarity with advanced art studio processes that produce craft outcomes across several media, including contemporary and experimental media. The learning content extends beyond the basic crafts processes introduced in ART 300. Prerequisites: ART 300 - Elementary Art Education . Grade only.


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    ◆ ART 417 - Advanced Painting


    (3 S.H.)

    Continued intensive studio practice aimed at formal and technical proficiency in the use of paint. Students work to establish a meaningful direction in their painting, as they begin to identify individual interests concerning form and content. Students engage in an ongoing study of relevant artists’ work, stylistic directions of the modern era, and other recent trends including combined media. Preparation and exhibition of completed work is addressed at this level. May be repeated up to a maximum of nine credits. Prerequisites: ART 317 - Painting II . Grade only.


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    ◆ ART 418 - Advanced Drawing II


    (3 S.H.)

    Intensive, individualized studio practice using the drawing media. Further development of the student’s personal direction and expression through these media. May be repeated up to a maximum of nine credits. Prerequisites: ART 318 - Advanced Drawing I . Grade only.


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    ◆ ART 428 - Advanced Sculpture


    (3 S.H.)

    Personal direction and expression are developed using any appropriate sculptural medium. Slides, critiques, and readings in contemporary criticism contribute to the production of a cohesive body of work. May be repeated up to a maximum of nine credits. Prerequisites: ART 328 - Sculpture II . Grade only.


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    ART 430 - Printmaking II


    (3 S.H.)

    Advanced printmaking processes, using a variety of techniques. Advanced conceptualization and drawing skills are required. May be repeated up to a maximum of nine credits. Prerequisites: ART 330 - Printmaking I . Grade only.


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    ART 433 - Independent Study


    (1-3 S. H.)

    To be arranged with an instructor in studio, art history, or art education. May be repeated up to a maximum of nine credits. Prerequisites: To be determined by the instructor and junior standing. The permission and signature of the instructor and the departmental stamp is required in order to register. Grade only.


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    △ ART 437 - Nineteenth Century Art


    (3 S.H.)

    This course traces the transformations in European and American art beginning with the revolutionary period of the late 18th century. It culminates with the rise of the bourgeoisie and the onset of European modernism in the final decades of the 19th century. A research paper is required. Prerequisites: ART 222 - Survey of Modern Art . Grade only.


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    △ ART 438 - Early Twentieth Century Art


    (3 S.H.)

    The historic period of modernist innovation in Europe between 1900 and the World War I era, including American responses, is examined along with some of the art historical methodologies used in analyzing these works. Concludes with developments up to the outbreak of World War II. A research paper is required. Prerequisites: ART 222 - Survey of Modern Art . Grade only.


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    △ ART 439 - Art Since 1945


    (3 S.H.)

    Readings and discussions concerning the critical developments in contemporary art from 1945 to the present, including the shift from modernism to postmodernism. By focusing on individual artists, movements, critics, and theorists, students will become conversant in the debates and methods that led to the art of the present. A research paper is required. Prerequisites: ART 222 - Survey of Modern Art . Grade only.


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    △ ART 440 - Realism in Modern and Contemporary Art


    (3 S.H.)

    An examination of artists who chose to paint or sculpt naturalistic, recognizable images during a time when non-representation had become established and, in some cases, dominant. Topics will include the socially radical realism of Gustave Courbet, the classicizing impulse of Pablo Picasso, the popularizing art of Norman Rockwell, and the social and gender critique of Jenny Saville. Classes will consist of primary source readings, critical discussions, independent research, a paper, a presentation, and when possible, viewing of actual works of art. Prerequisites: ART 222 - Survey of Modern Art . Grade only.


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    △ ART 441 - History of Modern Design


    (3 S.H.)

    An in-depth examination of the history and development of modern design, from circa 1800 until the present day. Much attention is paid to the relationship between design innovation and social and technological change. Design objects, tendencies, and movements are analyzed at length. Prerequisite: ART 222 - Survey of Modern Art . Grade only. Offered once per year.


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    ◎ ART 444 - Senior Art Seminar


    (3 S.H.)

    Students present their culminating studio projects for critique and also deliver visual presentations. Other topics include readings and discussion of art criticism and theory and portfolio preparation. Studio projects include photographing artwork and preparing and installing work for the Senior Exhibitions. The Senior Exhibition(s) constitutes the Art major’s capstone experience. Prerequisites: Senior standing and BA or BS major.


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    △ ART 452 - Advanced Survey of Women in Art


    (3 S.H.)

    Through an examination of the work of important artists, critics, and historians, students will learn about the contributions and difficulties of women, with an emphasis on modern and contemporary art. We will see that women artists are uniquely positioned to critique established systems of social, political, and aesthetic thought, and this critique is a fundamental aspect of modern and postmodern art. Required activities include discussion, independent research, a term paper, and a presentation.


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    ◎ ART 460 - Graphic Design Capstone


    (3 S.H.)

    A continued exploration of advanced graphic design practices with primary emphasis on design theories of conceptual visualization for presentation and self-promotion. Through research, discussions, oral presentations, and practical explorations, students will prepare and finalize solutions for corporate identity, package, and label design. Students will also study readings in design criticism and semiotics, including recent or emerging design trends. This is the final step in the Graphic Design curriculum whereby students create portfolio pieces for their Senior Exhibition(s), which constitutes the department’s capstone experience. Prerequisites: △ ART 365 - Campaign Design . Grade only.


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Arts Administration

  
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    AAD 301 - The Arts Organization


    (3 S.H.)

    This seminar course will present an overview of arts and other nonprofit organizations in the United States.  It will also explore current issues and emerging trends in technology, arts and cultural policy, intellectual property rights, career development in the arts sector, and the challenges facing administrative leaders of arts and cultural organizations.  A significant component of this course includes field trips and in-class visits by professionals from various arts disciplines. Grade only. Offered once per academic year.


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    AAD 302 - Introduction to Arts Administration


    (3 S.H.)

    This course will introduce students to the practical skills required for the successful management of arts organizations.  Topics will include budgeting, marketing/publicity, fundraising, audience development, analysis of financial statements, contracts, board governance, and issues associated with the founding of a nonprofit organization. Grade only. Offered once per academic year.


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    AAD 303 - Independent Study


    (3 S.H.)

    During this experiential learning course, students will be assigned to work with a local arts organization or on a project in support of one of WSU’s visual or performing arts departments. Applying knowledge gained from their coursework, students will receive hands-on experience in such areas as marketing/publicity, budgeting, fundraising, audience development and others areas critical to leaders of arts organizations. Prerequisites: Successful completion of AAD 301 - The Arts Organization  and AAD 302 - Introduction to Arts Administration .


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Aviation

  
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    PHYS 200 - Fundamentals of Aviation


    (3 S.H.)

    An applied science course covering, but not limited to, the principles of physics, earth science, and physiology as they relate to aviation. Includes computer modeling exercises, field simulation activities, and individual and group dry lab exercises. Meets GOAL 3. Offered each semester.


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    PHYS 204 - Private Flight Laboratory


    (3 S.H.)

    This course equates to the FAA Practical Test Standards and covers airplane operations and the use of radio for voice communications; emphasis on basic piloting techniques such as stalls, landings, short and soft field operation; and cross-country flight procedures. Student must enroll in course to earn credit. Offered yearly.


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    PHYS 300 - Fundamentals of Instrument Flight


    (4 S.H.)

    Provides the student with aeronautical understanding, knowledge and competencies for successful completion of the FAA instrument written knowledge examination. Additional subjects covered in depth are advanced meteorology, integrated and inertial instrument flight and ground systems, national and international airspace, and sophisticated radio communications and navigation. Offered yearly.


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    PHYS 301 - Instrument Flight Laboratory


    (3 S.H.)

    This course equates to the FAA Practical Test Standards and covers ground and airplane operations for instrument flight at an advanced level; instrument piloting techniques such as aircraft maneuvers, IFR, departure, en route and approach procedures and ADF, ILS, GPS, and VOR approach techniques and proficiencies. Student must enroll in the course to receive credit. Offered yearly.


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    PHYS 380 - Seminars in Aviation Organization


    (1-3 S.H.)

    Seminars on topics relevant to organization and administration of aviation. The series will cover airline, commuter, corporate, federal, and general aviation topics. Prerequisites: Junior standing and/or instructor’s permission. Offered yearly. May be repeated.


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    PHYS 381 - Corporate Operations


    (2 S.H.)

    This course covers aircraft operations as they relate to U.S. business for both the chief executive officer as well as corporate aviation personnel. Major areas covered are proposals, utilization, operations, insurance, and legal aspects of FAR 91 and 135 operations. Taught by staff and adjunct industry personnel. Prerequisites: PHYS 200 - Fundamentals of Aviation  or instructor’s permission. Offered every two years.


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    PHYS 382 - Airline Operations


    (2 S.H.)

    An overview of the U.S. airline industry covering historical background, regulations, and current operational entities and procedures for U.S. flag carrier airlines. Taught by staff and adjunct industry personnel. Prerequisite: PHYS 381 - Corporate Operations  or instructor’s permission. Offered every two years.


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    PHYS 383 - Air Traffic Control


    (3 S.H.)

    An overview of the U.S. and Canadian airspace system. Special emphasis on the en route and terminal environment and pilot/controller actions and responsibilities. Taught by staff and ATC adjunct faculty. Prerequisite: PHYS 200 - Fundamentals of Aviation  or instructor’s permission. Offered yearly.


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    PHYS 384 - Airport Operations


    (2 S.H.)

    A study of airport administrative functions, planning, development, and operations. Special emphasis on regulations, financing, revenue, security, and environmental/economic impacts. Taught by airport operations adjunct faculty. Prerequisites: PHYS 200 - Fundamentals of Aviation  or instructor’s permission. Offered every two years.


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    PHYS 387 - Flight Safety


    (3 S.H.)

    This course covers the certification process for FAR 23 and 25 aircraft. Includes flight deck management objectives and procedures and the study of human factors for flight and ground personnel. Taught by staff and adjunct industry personnel. Prerequisite: PHYS 200 - Fundamentals of Aviation  or instructor’s permission. Offered every two years.


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    PHYS 388 - Legislative and Legal Aspects of Aviation


    (2 S.H.)

    This course covers an overview of the role of governmental bodies and their policies and procedures on aviation. Includes a brief overview of aviation litigation for airlines, general aviation, and airports. Taught by staff and adjunct industry personnel. Prerequisite: PHYS 200 - Fundamentals of Aviation  or instructor’s permission. Offered every two years.


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    PHYS 401 - Advanced Fundamentals of Aviation


    (4 S.H.)

    Provides the student with aeronautical understanding, knowledge, and competencies that are necessary for successful completion of the FAA commercial pilot written knowledge examination. Additional subjects covered in depth are advanced aerodynamics and performance, gas turbine engines, servo and hydraulic systems, environmental control, safety, and interface of the flight crew and maintenance crews. Offered yearly.


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    PHYS 402 - Commercial Flight Laboratory


    (3 S.H.)

    This course equates to the FAA Practical Test Standards and covers all airplane operational areas for commercial flight. Emphasis on advanced piloting techniques for commercial operations such as aircraft maneuvers, takeoffs and landings, passenger comfort, cross-country flight, voice and radio navigation, night operation, primary instrument flight and safety. Students must enroll in this course to earn credit. Offered yearly.


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Biology

  
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    BIOL 104 - The Environment, Society, and Conservation


    (3 S.H.)

    Problems in the wise use of renewable resources with emphasis on human impacts and sustainable living.  Meets GOAL 10. Lecture only. Offered each semester.


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    BIOL 109 - Microbes and Society


    (3 S.H.)

    An exploration of the microbial world and how that world influences life on earth. Through lectures, assigned readings, Internet explorations, videotapes, writing assignments, and discussions, this course examines the power and influence of selected microorganisms on history, medicine, economics, the environment, demography, the arts, and human lives. Meets GOAL 10. Letter grade only. Offered yearly.


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    BIOL 111 - Human Biological Diversity


    (3 S.H.)

    An exploration of biological traits of humans including: race, gender, aging, obesity, beauty, beliefs, and brain differences through the eyes of science. Students compare scientific approaches to other world views through mentor dialogues and critical reading exercises. Meets GOAL 3 and GOAL 7. Grade only. Offered yearly.


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