May 29, 2022  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 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.

Legend:

◎ = Oral Intensive

◆ = Math/Critical Analysis Intensive

△ = Writing Intensive

✽ = Physical Development and Wellness Graduation Requirement

= Civic Engagement and Service Learning

 

Accounting

  
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    ACCT 211 - Financial Accounting Principles


    (3 S.H.)

    Emphasis is on introductory financial accounting topics. Topics include a study of the framework of financial accounting, the accounting cycle, financial statement preparation and analysis, cash and internal controls, receivables and sales, inventory and COGS, plant and equipment, intangible assets, current and long-term liabilities, and stockholder’s equity. Prerequisites: WSU math proficiency. Grade only. Offered fall, spring, and summer terms.


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    ACCT 212 - Managerial Accounting Principles


    (3 S.H.)

    The study of managerial accounting principles including cost behavior, job order costing, cost-volume-profit relationships, contribution costing, standard costs, relevant costs and decision-making, operating budgets, performance reports, and capital project evaluation. Prerequisites: ACCT 211 - Financial Accounting Principles . Grade only. Offered fall, spring, and summer terms.


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    ACCT 220 - Accounting Computer Applications


    (3 S.H.)

    This course provides hands-on experience with Excel, PowerPoint, and “real world” accounting applications software, including significant work with a general ledger package. Prerequisites: ACCT 212 - Managerial Accounting Principles . Grade only.


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    ACCT 311 - Intermediate Accounting I


    (4 S.H.)

    Emphasis is on the first half of intermediate level financial accounting topics. Topics include a study of the environment of accounting, a review of the basic accounting cycle, financial statement presentation and disclosure concepts at the intermediate level, revenue and expense recognition in complex situations, and mastery of time value of money concepts. Other course topics include accounting for cash, receivables, inventories, plant and equipment, and intangible assets. 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. Grade only. Offered annually (usually spring semester).


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    ACCT 312 - Intermediate Accounting II


    (4 S.H.)

    Emphasis is on the second half of intermediate financial accounting topics. Topics include investments, current and long-term liabilities, corporate equity, accounting for leases, inter-period income tax allocation, pensions, statement of cash flows, and accounting for changes and error corrections. 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. Grade only. Offered annually (usually fall semester).


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    ACCT 330 - Accounting Information Systems


    (4 S.H.)

    A study of the principles underlying the design and installation of accounting systems and survey of methods of processing data with an emphasis on business risks and internal controls within the various business processes. Topic coverage subject to change with changes in new technologies. Prerequisites for College of Business majors and minors: Admission to the College of Business. Prerequisites for non-College of Business majors and minors: Junior standing and instructor permission. Grade only. Offered annually (usually fall semester).


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    ACCT 361 - Intermediate Managerial/Cost Accounting


    (4 S.H.)

    Study of product costing systems, including job, process, activity-based, variable, and standard costing systems. Other topics include, customer profitability analysis, activity-based management, capacity management, support department cost allocation methods, joint cost allocation methods, transfer pricing, pricing decisions, performance measurement issues, variance analysis, and the balanced scorecard. 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 permission. Grade only. Offered annually (usually fall semester).


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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. 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. Grade or P/NC. Offered occasionally. Repeated as topics change.


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    ACCT 397 - Seminar: Professionalism and Experiential Learning


    (1 S.H.)

    The senior seminar is designed to prepare accounting majors for entry into their careers through professional development and experiential learning activities. The course is designed to help prepare the student for the rigors of the job search by requiring the student to develop a current resume and engage in a practice interview while also participating in the College of Business etiquette dinner. In addition to professional development, students are required to develop a five-year plan and to provide evidence that they have completed experiential learning experiences designed to advance attainment of their five-year plan. Prerequisites: admission to College of Business, Accounting major, and completion of 75 semester hours. P/NC only. Offered annually (usually fall semester).


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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 and department approval. P/NC only. Offered fall and spring semesters.


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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. Note: Credits may only be counted as general elective credits.


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    ACCT 412 - Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation


    (3 S.H.)

    Financial statement analysis is the process of extracting information from financial statements to better understand a company’s current financial condition and help predict its future performance. Financial statements serve an important information source for information users. Investors use financial statements to help decide whether to buy or sell stock. Creditors use financial statements to help decide on the creditworthiness of a company’s debt and terms in debt contracts. Valuation is the process of drawing on the results of financial statement analysis to estimate a company’s worth. Taken together, financial statement analysis and valuation is the joint process of analyzing a company’s financial statements and valuing its worth. Prerequisite: ACCT 312 - Intermediate Accounting II . Grade only. Offered annually.


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    ACCT 413 - Advanced Financial Accounting


    (4 S.H.)

    This course includes the study of 1) business combinations resulting from acquisition of another company’s net assets and/or acquisition of a majority of another company’s voting stock, 2) foreign currency transactions and related hedging of them, 3) conversion of foreign currency financial statements into U.S. dollars before consolidation, 4) partnership equity events including formation, income allocation, admission, withdrawal, and partnership liquidation, 5) state/local government accounting, and 6) accounting for private sector not-for-profit entities. 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 permission. Grade only. Offered annually (usually spring semester).


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    ACCT 414 - Advanced Financial Accounting Topics


    (3 S.H.)

    This course is intended to provide a comprehensive review of intermediate and advanced level financial accounting topics included on the financial accounting and reporting section of the uniform CPA exam (FAR). Course topics include the study of the conceptual framework of financial accounting, financial statement format and disclosure requirements, asset measurement and disclosure concepts, liability and equity measurement and disclosure concepts, revenue and expense measurement, lease accounting, pension accounting, business combinations and consolidated financial statements, accounting for derivatives and hedging, governmental and not-for-profit entity accounting. Prerequisites for College of Business majors and minors: admission to College of Business and ACCT 413 - Advanced Financial Accounting  (or concurrent enrollment). Prerequisites for non-College of Business majors and minors: Junior standing and instructor permission. Grade only. Offered at department discretion.


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    ACCT 421 - Introduction to Taxation


    (4 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 including taxation relating to capital transactions, but also introduces the student to the taxes applicable to other entities. Contemporary methods of tax preparation and filing are also significant components of this 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. Offered annually (usually fall semester).


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    ACCT 422 - Advanced Taxation


    (4 S.H.)

    A study of the federal income tax treatment applicable to C corporations, S corporations, partnerships, estates and trusts, and exempt entities are explored. Common tax issues relating to multistate and international transactions are covered. In addition, the course addresses various tax planning techniques. 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 annually (usually spring semester).


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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  (or concurrent enrollment). Prerequisites for non-College of Business majors and minors: Junior standing and instructor permission. Grade only.


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    △ ACCT 471 - Auditing


    (4 S.H.)

    This course provides in-depth coverage of financial statement auditing and an exposure to internal, governmental, operational, and fraud auditing. Topics include audit standards, audit procedures, fraud detection, and audit reports. Audit evidence procedures for all the major accounting cycles are examined. Statistical sampling methods and other services provided by public accounting firms are studied. Prerequisites for College of Business majors and minors: admission to College of Business, ACCT 312 - Intermediate Accounting II  and ACCT 330 - Accounting Information Systems  (or concurrent enrollment). Prerequisites for non-College of Business majors and minors: junior standing and instructor permission. Grade only. Offered annually (usually spring semester).


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    ACCT 472 - Advanced Auditing


    (3 S.H.)

    This course provides a detailed study 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. Offered occasionally.


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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 BUSA 311 - Business Law II . Prerequisite or corequisite: ACCT 422 - Advanced Taxation . Prerequisites for non-College of Business majors and minors: junior standing and instructor 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 for College of Business (COB) majors/minors: admission to the COB and instructor’s permission. Prerequisites for non-COB majors/minors: junior standing and instructor’s permission. Total credits may not exceed 6 S.H. Grade or P/NC.


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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. Grade only. Offered when demand warrants.


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    ARAB 102 - Introduction to Arabic Grammar and Literature


    (4 S.H.)

    This is a continuation of ARAB 101. Students will learn to recognize patterns in the language and to differentiate between verbs, nouns and adjectives. Meets GOAL 6 (Humanities) and GOAL 8. Prerequisite: ARAB 101 - Arabic for Beginners  or equivalent. Grade only. Offered when demand warrants.


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    ARAB 201 - Intermediate Arabic I


    (4 S.H.)

    This course is a continuation of ARAB 102. The students should reach intermediate-high proficiency level in Arabic, including speaking, listening, reading, writing, and grammar in a cultural context. Prerequisite: ARAB 102 - Introduction to Arabic Grammar and Literature  or equivalent. Grade or P/NC. Offered when demand warrants.


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Art & Design

  
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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 (Fine Arts). Grade only.


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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 (Fine Arts). 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 108 - Introduction to Drawing


    (3 S.H.)

    Introduction to the basic concepts and studio practices of the art of drawing. Study techniques, materials, terminologies, and compositional methods for both traditional and new drawing styles; acquire skills for visualizing diverse subjects and themes for creative expression in drawing; and, develop artistic perception and aesthetic intelligence. Meets GOAL 6 (Fine Arts). Grade only. Offered each semester as needed.


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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). Grade or P/NC.


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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. Grade or P/NC.


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    ART 115 - 3D Material 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. Grade or P/NC. Offered annually.


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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. Meets GOAL 6 (Fine Arts). P/NC only.


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    ART 118 - Foundational Drawing


    (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. Grade or P/NC. Offered each semester.


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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). Grade or P/NC.


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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). Grade or P/NC.


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    ART 150 - Digital Design Fundamentals


    (3 S.H.)

    This foundation design course introduces the student to the principles of digital art and design. This is a required course for all design majors. Students will examine a variety of current design tools, which include but are not limited to digital software (Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe InDesign), Wacom tablets and touch based devices, as well as explore fundamental elements of design thinking and standard design practices and methodologies. Prerequisite: instructor permission. Grade only. Offered each semester. Note: This course has a $100 lab fee.


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    ART 217 - Foundational Painting


    (3 S.H.)

    Beginning studio practice using oil paint. Students explore basic problems of form and space on a two-dimensional surface using traditional and contemporary methods. Proper studio practices such as color mixing, canvas building, and material usage are stressed. Students learn about the historical value of painters and painting technique through presentations and on-site museum visits. Prerequisite: ART 118 - Foundational Drawing . Grade only. Offered annually (usually spring semester).


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    ART 218 - Color and Composition


    (3 S.H.)

    This course emphasizes the theory, mixing, ideology, psychology, and usage of color as it pertains to art and design through drawing, painting, and digital media. This course also focuses on strengthening an understanding of composition through structuring a work of 2-Dimensional art. Prerequisite: ART 118 - Foundational Drawing  or instructor permission. Grade only. Offered annually (usually spring semester).


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    ART 219 - Introduction to Contemporary Art


    (3 S.H.)

    An introductory course which examines recent and current artistic practices across the world. Focusing on art produced within the last 30 years, Art 219 emphasizes the formal, thematic, and cultural diversity of contemporary art. Grade only. Offered fall semester.


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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. Offered annually.


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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 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 - 3D Material Design . Grade only.


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    ART 243 - Typography and Information Design


    (3 S.H.)

    This class is a fundamental investigation of the expressive principles and potential of typographical form as a critical element intended to convey or evoke a message, statement, idea or emotion through different formats of visual communications and digital media (still and motion). Prerequisite: ART 150 - Digital Design Fundamentals  or instructor permission. Grade only. Offered annually (usually spring semester). Note: This course has a $100 lab fee.


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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. Meets GOAL 6 (Humanities). Grade only.


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    ART 265 - Tactile and Environmental Design


    (3 S.H.)

    Students develop a deeper understanding of three-dimensional tactile design that involves material and environmental studies. Through the use of design thinking, students are challenged to develop targeted and innovative products utilizing their skills in packaging, paper engineering, installation, 3D printing, and sustainable design. Students also learn how to document their works by using the product shots. Prerequisites: ART 150 - Digital Design Fundamentals , ART 118 - Foundational Drawing , and ART 243 - Typography and Information Design . Grade only. Offered annually (usually spring semester). Note: This course has a $100 lab fee.


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    ART 277 - Digital Imaging


    (3 S.H.)

    This course will explore the technical and conceptual fundamentals of digital imaging with an emphasis on lens-based practices. Students are encouraged to explore the possibilities of the medium, embrace creative risk, and tackle aesthetic concerns as they learn and refine their craft. The course will consist of lectures, demonstrations, studio sessions, class critiques, and explorations of the work of a range of digital and photographic artists. Grade or P/NC. Offered annually.


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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 or P/NC. Repeatable up to 12 credits.


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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 each 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 session.


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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 - 3D Material Design , ART 118 - Foundational Drawing , ART 150 - Digital Design Fundamentals , or instructor’s permission. Students must be of sophomore standing or higher. Grade only. Offered alternate years.


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    ART 317 - Contemporary Studio Practices


    (3 S.H.)

    Experimentation with contemporary art-making practices, utilizing technology, college, mixed media, and non-traditional materials. Contemporary art issues are examined, while traditional and contemporary proficiency of Drawing and Painting are emphasized. This course is project based. Prerequisite: ART 218 - Color and Composition . Grade only. Offered annually (usually fall semester). Repeatable up to 6 credits.


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    ART 318 - Abstraction/Representation


    (3 S.H.)

    Students will learn ways to analyze and approach 2-dimensional artwork in perceptual ways, utilizing observational skills while simplifying/abstracting forms. Discuss the ‘why’ of abstraction and representation, so that there is intent behind the form. The class focuses on a reasoning behind all work produced, as students are encouraged to explore their personal direction and expression. Prerequisite: ART 218 - Color and Composition . Grade only. Offered annually (fall semester). Repeatable up to 6 credits.


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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 - 3D Material Design . Grade or P/NC.


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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. Prerequisites: ART 320 - Ceramics I . Grade only. Repeatable up to nine credits.


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    ART 377 - The Constructed Photograph


    (3 S.H.)

    This course builds on ART 277 to provide students with in-depth knowledge of how to create images with lens-based equipment and software as well as critical analysis skills of how those images function in western culture. Assignments will challenge students to create images from multiple source files that include the study of High Dynamic Range imaging, images built with digitally “collaged” content, panoramic technology and the various “filters” that now inform how photographic imagery is communicated. Through making and studying images, students will define what a photograph “is” in the expanding world of digital imagery as they question the veracity of photographically-based imagery we encounter on a daily basis. Prerequisite: ART 277 - Digital Imaging  or instructor permission. Grade or P/NC. Offered annually (usually spring semester). Note: To complete course assignments, students must have access to a digital camera with manual exposure control and ability to capture RAW files (most likely a Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR), and digital storage to back up their work. Repeatable up to 6 credits.


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    ART 398 - Special Topics in Creative Practices


    (3 S.H.)

    This class is an advanced investigation of the expressive principles and potential of contemporary creative practices in the field of studio art and design. Topics vary in response to the changes in the different fields of studio art and design. Students explore creative practices to convey or evoke a message, statement, idea or emotion through different formats or artistic studies, visual communications and media. Prerequisites: ART 118 - Foundational Drawing  or ART 150 - Digital Design Fundamentals  and instructor permission. Grade only. Offered annually or when demand warrants. Repeatable as topics change.


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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. Grade or P/NC. Repeatable up to 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. Prerequisite: ART 317 - Contemporary Studio Practices . Grade only. Repeatable up to nine credits.


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    ◆ ART 418 - Body of Work


    (3 S.H.)

    Students will create a series (body of work) consisting of 5-10 pieces with a meaningful direction. Students are prepared for not only Senior exhibitions, but for thinking about their work on a more conceptual and robust manner. Students research, write, sketch, create thumbnails, and present their findings through artist statements and their work. Prerequisite: ART 317 - Contemporary Studio Practices . Grade only. Offered annually (spring semester). Repeatable up to 6 credits. 3 S.H. are required by Studio Arts majors, but the course can be repeated for 3 studio elective credits.


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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. Prerequisite: ART 328 - Sculpture II . Grade only. Repeatable up to nine credits.


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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. Prerequisites: junior standing and instructor discretion. Instructor and department permission is required. Grade only. Repeatable up to nine credits.


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    ART 435 - Italian Renaissance Art


    (3 S.H.)

    The painting and sculpture of Italy from the late Gothic Era to about 1600. The course emphasizes the major school and some of the secondary schools, together with the innovations and achievements of individual masters. A research paper is required. Prerequisites: ART 222 - Survey of Modern Art . 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 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 annually.


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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. Grade or P/NC.


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    ◎ ART 460 - Portfolio and Professional Development


    (3 S.H.)

    A continued exploration of current professional 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 individual creative identity and collateral material. 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/I-Design curriculum whereby students create targeted portfolio pieces for career development. Prerequisite: △ ART 365 - Campaign and Systems Design  or instructor permission. Grade only. Offered annually (usually spring semester). Note: This course has a $100 lab fee.


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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 annually.


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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 annually.


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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: AAD 301 - The Arts Organization  and AAD 302 - Introduction to Arts Administration . Grade only.


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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. Grade or P/NC. 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. Grade or P/NC. Offered annually.


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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. Grade or P/NC. Offered annually.


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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. Grade or P/NC. Offered annually.


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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 or instructor permission. Grade or P/NC. Offered annually. Repeatable.


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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. Grade or P/NC. Offered alternate 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. Grade or P/NC. Offered alternate 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. Grade or P/NC. Offered annually.


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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. Grade or P/NC. Offered alternate 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. Grade or P/NC. Offered alternate 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. Grade or P/NC. Offered alternate 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. Grade or P/NC. Offered annually.


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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. Grade or P/NC. Offered annually.


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