Dec 02, 2021  
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2013-2014 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

 

Mass Communication

  
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    MCOM 280 - Principles of Media Literacy


    (3 S.H.)

    This course focuses on the analysis and criticism of media sources; how people experience and understand media content; and the roles of media in producing and transforming culture. Students will learn how to relate the contemporary media-saturated environments by recognizing the connections between critical thinking skills and media literacy. Meets GOAL 9.
  
  
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    △ MCOM 305 - Mass Media History


    (3 S.H.)

    Development of the mass media including historiography, examination of movements and current research problems.
  
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    MCOM 310 - Photojournalism and Documentary


    (3 S.H.)

    The photograph as a means of visual reporting. Lab required. Weekly critique. Prerequisite: MCOM 215 - Photo: The Technical Art .
  
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    MCOM 311 - Topics in Mass Communication


    (3 S.H.)

    The content and subject matter varies, depending on current events and issues of interest to Mass Communication students and faculty. All topics will relate directly to issues of special interest to the field at that time. Prerequisites: MCOM 100 - Mass Media and Society  and junior standing.
  
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    MCOM 312 - Visual Perception and Imaging


    (3 S.H.)

    This course is an in-depth examination of the production and perception of images. Students acquire a deep foundation in composition and color design necessary to develop an advanced photographic practice. The class includes selection, gestalt grouping, light, memory and association, color, time, space, contours, illusion, rhetoric, subliminal elements, and critiquing photographs. Students acquire a foundation for becoming discerning producers and consumers of images, and learn how and why images communicate in a given expressive context. This class provides students the tools for producing advanced images in the upper-level photography classes. Prerequisites:   and  MCOM 215 - Photo: The Technical Art .
  
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    MCOM 317 - Photojournalism Practicum


    (3 S.H.)

    Practical hands-on applications of photojournalism concepts and theories in the form of news photography and photo stories for publication in print version of departmental laboratory publication and adapting print version for electronic dissemination. Prerequisite: MCOM 310 - Photojournalism and Documentary .
  
  
  
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    MCOM 321 - Topics in Television


    (3 S.H.)

    Advanced theory and practical experience in producing television programs. Prerequisite: MCOM 320 - Television Operations .
  
  
  
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    MCOM 328 - Advanced Audio


    (3 S.H.)

    This class provides a 21st-century holistic approach to audio production, providing a theoretical and practical foundation in the techniques and aesthetics of radio programming. Regardless of technological advances, the core element of the course remains grounded in the need to effectively communicating with the listener. Prerequisites:   and MCOM 220 - Broadcast Writing .
  
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    MCOM 332 - News Gathering


    (3 S.H.)

    Interviewing, observation, and research as information-gathering methodologies; with reporting assignments for publication and broadcast. Prerequisite: △ MCOM 232 - News Writing .
  
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    MCOM 334 - Feature Writing


    (3 S.H.)

    Developing, writing, and marketing feature stories to a variety of media. Prerequisite: MCOM 332 - News Gathering .
  
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    MCOM 336 - News Editing


    (3 S.H.)

    Operation of the newsroom including copy editing, gatekeeper decisions, headline writing, and layout. Prerequisite: MCOM 332 - News Gathering .
  
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    MCOM 340 - Public Relations Cases


    (3 S.H.)

    Examination of public relations as applied in business, industry, government, social services, and other organizations—for-profit and not-for-profit. The course teaches students about promotional and communications activities in the “real world.” Prerequisite: MCOM 240 - Principles of Public Relations .
  
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    MCOM 345 - Public Relations Writing


    (3 S.H.)

    Preparing news releases; internal and external promotional materials; publications; newsletters; print, radio, and TV ads; brochures; websites; and other promotional activities. Prerequisite: MCOM 332 - News Gathering .
  
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    MCOM 346 - Public Relations Techniques and Strategies


    (3 S.H.)

    This course is designed to provide detailed instruction in how to write for a variety of Public Relations communication vehicles, both technically and strategically. It also involves the practical application of those concepts in a range of projects representative of PR in the professional environment. Prerequisites:   and    (proficiency exam required) and MCOM 240 - Principles of Public Relations .
  
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    MCOM 349 - Advanced Strategic TV Production


    (3 S.H.)

    This course is about the business, process and execution of producing strategic multimedia videos. Students will get an in-depth, hands-on look at the production of strategic videos. Public service announcements, commercials, corporate video and viral and social media videos are a sampling of strategic videos pieces that will be covered. Prerequisite:  MCOM 173 - Audio and Video Production .
  
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    MCOM 353 - Multimedia News and Information


    (3 S.H.)

    This class will prepare students for working in a multimedia newsroom. Students will be introduced to topics related to multimedia journalism, including new media professions, online reporting, audio, video and web storytelling and package formats and basic multimedia design. Students will learn how to report and produce an edited online package using audio, video and photo together with text to tell a story. Students will use what they have learned in earlier MCOM courses to research, photograph, video record, audio record, write, edit and publish multi-media stories. Students will be responsible for story development that has the potential of airing on WSU’s media outlets. Prerequisites:  MCOM 171 - Media Writing  and  MCOM 173 - Audio and Video Production .
  
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    MCOM 356 - Media and Society International


    (3 S. H.)

    Involves study abroad. Designed to provide students with exposure to concepts and principles involved in understanding the interrelationship between the mass media and society in a country other than the United States. The course is similar in content to MCOM 100 - Mass Media and Society . In this case, however, the relationship being examined is specific to the country visited during that particular term. Students can repeat this course for up to six credit hours. The first three credit hours will be applied toward fulfilling requirements for the major and/or minor; the remaining three credit hours will be applied toward general electives. Students can repeat this course for up to six credit hours. The first three credit hours will be applied toward fulfilling requirements for the major and/or minor; the remaining three credit hours will be applied toward general electives.
  
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    MCOM 360 - Advertising Copy Writing


    (3 S.H.)

    The creation of effective advertising messages for newspapers, magazines, radio, television, and other mass media. The course emphasizes the writing of advertising copy and the coordination of visual and verbal concepts to achieve advertising objectives. Prerequisite: MCOM 260 - Principles of Advertising .
  
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    MCOM 361 - Advertising Media Planning & Buying


    (3 S.H.)

    Theories, problems, and practices related to advertising media evaluation and selection. Prerequisite: MCOM 260 - Principles of Advertising .
  
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    MCOM 362 - Advertising Design


    (3 S.H.)

    Principles and practices of advertising design with an emphasis on the design of effective advertisements in newspapers, magazines, direct mail, television, and alternative delivery systems. Prerequisite: MCOM 360 - Advertising Copy Writing .
  
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    MCOM 380 - Identity and the Media


    (3 S.H.)

    This course explores not only what media do for us but also what they do to us. The student will look into the ways that the media provokes new ways to think about community, identity, and our most basic concepts of self. Prerequisite:  MCOM 280 - Principles of Media Literacy .
  
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    MCOM 381 - Desire and Technology


    (3 S.H.)

    This course will show how virtual worlds can change ideas about identity and society. The student will study facets of Second Life, [how the residents create communities, buy property and build homes, go to concerts, attend weddings and religious services, buy and sell virtual goods and services, find friendships, fall in love - the possibilities are endless, and all encountered through a computer screen.] The rigor of critical review will be brought to the new frontier of second life, including issues of gender, race, sex, money, conflict and antisocial behavior, the construction of place and time, and the interplay of self and group. WSU e-Learning Center Second Life will be utilized for demonstrations.
  
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    MCOM 399 - Internship


    (3 S.H.)

    Departmentally approved, supervised practical experience in mass communication. Prerequisite: Departmental approval. P/NC only.
  
  
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    ◎ MCOM 405 - Mass Media Issues and Ethics


    (3 S.H.)

    Introduction to perspectives on ethics as applied to case studies and issues in advertising, broadcasting, journalism, photojournalism, and public relations. Prerequisites: MCOM 100 - Mass Media and Society  and senior standing.
  
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    MCOM 408 - Research in Mass Media


    (3 S.H.)

    Investigation and interpretation of mass media research; introduction to procedures for studying media, content, audience, and effects; problems in gathering theoretical and applied research data concepts. Prerequisites: MCOM 100 - Mass Media and Society  and junior standing.
  
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    MCOM 409 - Independent Study


    (3 S.H.)

    To meet the needs of the individual student. By previous arrangement only. Prerequisite: Junior standing. May be repeated for a total of 6 S.H.
  
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    MCOM 419 - Senior Seminar in Visual Journalism


    (3 S.H.)

    A capstone experience in visual journalism in which students research and produce an in-depth visual journalism project. Prerequisites: Senior standing and MCOM 310 - Photojournalism and Documentary .
  
  
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    MCOM 430 - Specialized Reporting


    (3 S.H.)

    Interpretative writing, investigative reporting, editorial persuasion, and other topics. May be repeated for credit on a second topic. Prerequisite: MCOM 332 - News Gathering . May be repeated for credit on a second topic.
  
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    MCOM 437 - Publication Practicum


    (3 S.H.)

    Practical hands-on application of journalism concepts and skills through team leadership, story generation, copy editing, page layout, and production of the departmental printed laboratory publication as well as editing for electronic dissemination. Prerequisites: △ MCOM 232 - News Writing , MCOM 332 - News Gathering , and MCOM 336 - News Editing .
  
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    MCOM 440 - Public Relations Campaigns


    (3 S.H.)

    Students apply public relation theory and processes in a practical, hands-on assignment that requires analysis, the creation of planning strategies, and the facilitation of public relations activities based on specific objectives. Includes practical campaigns for “real world” clients in conjunction with  MCOM 460 - Advertising Campaigns . Prerequisite: MCOM 345 - Public Relations Writing . It is recommended that MCOM 340 - Public Relations Cases  be taken in conjunction with MCOM 440.
  
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    △ MCOM 450 - International Broadcasting


    (3 S.H.)

    Examine the structures, processes, functions, and significance of various international broadcasting systems and services. Emphasis is placed on the scope and complexity of such systems and their impact upon global understanding. Prerequisite: MCOM 100 - Mass Media and Society .
  
  
  
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    MCOM 499 - Assessment Portfolio


    (0 S.H.)

    For this arranged class, each student completes an assessment portfolio to fulfill a graduation requirement.

Mathematics

  
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    MATH 050 - Intermediate Algebra


    (3 S.H.)

    A review of pre-algebra and intermediate algebra topics designed to prepare the student for college-level mathematics. MATH 050 is a non-degree credit course and will not count toward meeting minimum total credit requirements for graduation. P/NC only. Offered every semester.
  
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    MATH 100 - Survey of Mathematics


    (3 S.H.)

    Study of networking, probability, statistical inference, and logic designed to illustrate the connection between contemporary mathematics and modern society.  Meets GOAL 4. Prerequisite: Qualifying score on the mathematics placement exam or MATH 050 - Intermediate Algebra . Grade only. Offered every semester. Note: This course fulfills certain Board of Teaching (BOT) requirements for education majors.
  
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    MATH 110 - Finite Mathematics


    (3 S.H.)

    Applications of matrices, linear programming, probability, the mathematics of finance, and other non-calculus mathematics to real-life problems.   Meets GOAL 4. Prerequisite: Qualifying score on the mathematics placement exam or  MATH 050 - Intermediate Algebra .
  
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    MATH 112 - Modeling with Functions


    (3 S.H.)

    This course will help students learn both algebraic skills and problem-solving skills. Topics include the algebraic and symbolic manipulation of linear functions, quadratic functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions, polynomial and rational functions, inverses and compositions of functions, transformations of functions and their graphs, and applications. In addition, the course emphasizes problem-solving skills including unit analysis; changing representations (graphical, tabular, formulaic, and verbal) of data; comparison of solutions with intuition; and analysis of various solution methods.  Meets GOAL 4. Prerequisite: MATH 050 - Intermediate Algebra  or mathematics placement.
  
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    MATH 115 - College Algebra


    (3 S.H.)

    This course will give students a rigorous preparation in algebra. Topics include review of basic algebraic concepts; functions and graphs; polynomial, radical, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions; equations, inequalities, systems of equations and inequalities; and applications.  Meets GOAL 4. Prerequisite: MATH 050 - Intermediate Algebra  or mathematics placement.
  
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    MATH 120 - Precalculus


    (4 S.H.)

    A study of topics designed to give students the skills necessary for successful completion of calculus. Equation solving, graphing, functions, and trigonometry are some of the main topics covered.  Meets GOAL 4. Prerequisite: Qualifying score on the mathematics placement exam or MATH 115 - College Algebra .
  
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    MATH 130 - Matrix Algebra


    (3 S.H.)

    An introduction to matrix algebra and elementary vector spaces with an emphasis on computation. Meets GOAL 4. Prerequisite: MATH 120 - Precalculus . Note: Effective Spring 2014: MATH 130 will become  . Course Description: An introduction to matrix algebra, including row-reduction, matrix arithmetic, linear transformations, linear independence, and span. Emphasis is on conceptual understanding, computation, and applications. Prerequisites:   or  .
  
  
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    MATH 142 - Matrix Algebra


    (3 S.H.)

    An introduction to matrix algebra, including row-reduction, matrix arithmetic, linear transformations, linear independence, and span. Emphasis is on conceptual understanding, computation, and applications. Meets GOAL 4. Prerequisite:   or  . Grade only. Offered every semester. Note: Course was previously listed as  .
  
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    MATH 202 - Elements of Mathematics


    (3 S.H.)

    The purpose of this course is to develop mathematical reasoning, problem solving, and communication through performing and interpreting experiments, thinking analytically, and incorporating practical applications that are important aspects of real world phenomena. Meets GOAL 4. Prerequisite: Score of 18 or higher on ACT Mathematics or  . Grade only. Offered every semester.
  
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    ◆ MATH 203 - Number and Number Systems


    (4 S.H.)

    The study of concepts and properties of operations essential to mathematics in the elementary and middle school grades. Prerequisite:  . Grade only.
  
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    MATH 204 - Technology-Based Geometry


    (3 S.H.)

    The study of geometry using technology including transformational, coordinate, and Euclidean geometry and informal geometry and measurement. Prerequisite:  . Grade only.
  
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    MATH 212 - Calculus I


    (4 S.H.)

    Differential and integral calculus of functions of a single variable. Two semesters in sequence.  Meets GOAL 4. Prerequisite: Qualifying score on the mathematics placement exam or MATH 120 - Precalculus .
  
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    MATH 213 - Calculus II


    (4 S.H.)

    Differential and integral calculus of functions of a single variable. Two semesters in sequence.  Meets GOAL 4. Prerequisite: Qualifying score on the mathematics placement exam or MATH 212 - Calculus I .
  
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    MATH 242 - Linear Algebra


    (4 S.H.)

    An introduction to the topics in linear algebra. Topics include: Systems of Linear Equations, Matrix Algebra, Determinants, Vectors and Vector Spaces, Linear Transformations, Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors. Prerequisite:  MATH 212 - Calculus I . Offered every semester.
  
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    MATH 280 - Special Topics


    (1-3 S.H.)

    Exposure to lower-division mathematical topics not included in other courses. Prerequisite: Determined by topics. Offered on demand.
  
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    MATH 302 - Chaos Theory


    (3 S.H.)

    An introduction to chaos theory and fractal geometry. Topics will include bifurcations, Julia sets, the Mandelbrot set, fractal geometry, iterated function systems, and a survey of the applications of this theory to a variety of disciplines. Prerequisite:  MATH 212 - Calculus I . Offered periodically spring semesters of odd numbered years (e.g. Spring 2013, Spring 2015, etc.).
  
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    MATH 303 - Numerical Reasoning for Middle School Teachers


    (3 S.H.)

    This course gives the middle school mathematics teacher a deeper understanding of number systems (integers, rational numbers, and real numbers) and number theory. The two main goals of this course are the development and application of mathematical language and symbolism and a view of mathematics as a study of patterns and relationships. Prerequisite:◆ MATH 203 - Number and Number Systems  or higher. Grade only. Offered every semester.
  
  
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    △ MATH 306 - Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary Schools


    (3 S.H.)

    This course is designed to inform the prospective secondary mathematics teacher about current trends and issues in the teaching of mathematics. It also focuses on instructional techniques and development of appropriate materials for the classroom. The course includes a 30-hour field experience component at the secondary level. Prerequisites:   and  . Grade only. Offered fall semester.
  
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    ◎ MATH 307 - History of Mathematics


    (3 S.H.)

    General view of the historical development of the elementary branches of mathematics. Prerequisites:  MATH 213 - Calculus II . Offered on demand.
  
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    ◆ MATH 308 - Modern Geometry


    (4 S.H.)

    This course is designed to give the prospective teacher of secondary school geometry an exposure to the concepts of non-Euclidean geometries, their relation to, and their impact on secondary school geometry. Teaching methodology and related items will be incorporated throughout the course. Prerequisites:   Offered spring semester.
  
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    ◆ MATH 312 - Multivariable Calculus


    (4 S.H.)

    Multivariable functions and vector functions are studied as the concepts of differential and integral calculus are generalized to surfaces and higher dimensions. Topics include vectors, parametric equations, cylindrical and spherical coordinates, partial and directional derivatives, multiple integrals, line and surface integrals, and the theorems of Green, Gauss, and Stokes. Prerequisite: MATH 213 - Calculus II .
  
  
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    MATH 314 - Linear Algebra for Differential Equations


    (1 S.H.)

    Methods of linear algebra are studied as they apply to the solutions of differential equations. Topics include systems of linear equations and eigenvalue analysis. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in instructor’s section of ◆ MATH 313 - Differential Equations  or instructor’s permission.
  
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    MATH 317 - Theory of Functions of a Complex Variable


    (3 S.H.)

    The calculus of functions of a complex variable including differentiability, analyticity, and integration. Additional topics include the residue theorem. Prerequisites: ◆ MATH 312 - Multivariable Calculus . Offered fall semesters of even numbered years (e.g. Fall 2012, Fall 2014, etc).
  
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    MATH 327 - Foundations of Mathematics


    (4 S.H.)

    Introductory discrete mathematics including symbolic logic, elementary number theory, sequences, sets, relations, functions, and recursion. Valid and invalid argument forms are studied, and direct and indirect methods of proof are introduced. Prerequisite: MATH 242 - Linear Algebra .
  
  
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    MATH 337 - Probability


    (3 S.H.)

    Introduction to basic ideas and fundamental laws of probability. Topics include an introduction to combinatorics, probability axioms, conditional probability, discrete random variables, common discrete distributions, expectation, generating functions, limit theorems, and continuous random variables. Prerequisites:  MATH 213 - Calculus II  and MATH 327 - Foundations of Mathematics .
  
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    MATH 342 - Advanced Linear Algebra


    (3 S.H.)

    A continuation of  MATH 242 - Linear Algebra  with emphasis on more general vector spaces. Additional topics include linear transformations, inner product spaces, eigen-systems, diagonalization of matrices, and canonical forms. Prerequisites: MATH 242 - Linear Algebra  and  MATH 327 - Foundations of Mathematics , or instructor’s permission. Strongly recommended: Completion of MATH 213 - Calculus II  prior to enrollment. Offered periodically spring semesters of odd numbered years (e.g. Spring 2013, Spring 2015, etc.).
  
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    ◆ MATH 347 - Number Theory


    (3 S.H.)

    A study of primes, divisibility, congruences, number-theoretic functions, and diophantine equations. Prerequisites: MATH 327 - Foundations of Mathematics . Offered spring semester.
  
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    ◎ MATH 430 - Operations Research: Linear Programming


    (3 S.H.)

    An introduction to linear programming, including the simplex method. Other topics chosen from duality, sensitivity analysis, and the transportation and assignment problems. Prerequisite: One calculus course. Recommended: One linear algebra course. Offered periodically spring semesters of even numbered years (e.g. Spring 2014, Spring 2016, etc.).
  
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    MATH 435 - Operations Research: Modeling


    (3 S.H.)

    This course emphasizes mathematical model building: problem identification and model construction. Topics chosen from among network flow analysis, nonlinear mathematical programming, queuing theory, simulation, integer programming, and Markov chains. Prerequisite: One calculus course. Recommended: One course in probability and statistics and more than one course in calculus. Offered periodically spring semesters of odd numbered years (e.g. Spring 2013 Spring 2015, etc.).
  
  
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    ◎ MATH 448 - Abstract Algebra II


    (3 S.H.)

    A continuation of the topics in Abstract Algebra I. Prerequisite: △ MATH 447 - Abstract Algebra I . Offered spring semesters of odd numbered years (e.g. Spring 2013, Spring 2015, etc.).
  
  
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    ◎ MATH 453 - Advanced Calculus II


    (3 S.H.)

    A systematic approach to the theory of differential and integral calculus for functions and transformations in several variables. A continuation of △ MATH 452 - Advanced Calculus I . Prerequisites: △ MATH 452 - Advanced Calculus I . Offered spring semesters of even numbered years (e.g. Spring 2014, Spring 2016, etc.)
  
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    MATH 460 - Real Analysis


    (3 S.H.)

    Measurable sets, measurable functions, and the theory and methods of Lebesgue integration. Additional topics at the instructor’s discretion, e.g., summability, L theory of Fourier series, orthogonal expansions in L, famous theorems of analysis. Prerequisite: △ MATH 452 - Advanced Calculus I . Offered on demand.
  
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    MATH 462 - Introduction to Topology


    (3 S.H.)

    A study of indexed families of sets, mappings, diagrams, continuity, neighborhoods, limit points, open and closed sets. Prerequisites: MATH 213 - Calculus II  and MATH 327 - Foundations of Mathematics . Offered periodically spring semesters of even numbered years (e.g. Spring 2014, Spring 2016, etc.).
  
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    MATH 470 - Math Projects


    (1-4 S.H.)

    Practical experience in working on real problems or research under the supervision of a faculty member. Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission. Offered on demand.
  
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    MATH 480 - Special Topics


    (1-3 S.H.)

    Exposure to mathematical topics not included in other courses. Prerequisite: Determined by topics. Offered on demand.
  
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    MATH 490 - Independent Problems in Mathematics


    (1-4 S.H.)

    An opportunity to continue study of selected topics. Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission. Offered on demand.

Mathematics Education

  
  
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    MTED 289 - Special Topics


    (1-3 S.H.)

    Exposure to lower-division mathematics education topics not included in other courses. Prerequisite: Determined by topics. Offered on demand.
  
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    MTED 290 - Independent Problems in Mathematics Education


    (1-3 S.H.)

    An opportunity to study selected lower-division topics in mathematics education. Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission. Offered on demand.
  
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    △ MTED 320 - Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary Schools


    (3 S.H.)

    This course is designed to inform the prospective secondary mathematics teacher about current trends and issues in the teaching of mathematics. It also focuses on instructional techniques and development of appropriate materials for the classroom. Prerequisites:  MATH 327 - Foundations of Mathematics  and ◆ MATH 308 - Modern Geometry . The course includes a 30-hour field experience component at the secondary level. Offered fall semester.
  
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    ◎ MTED 420 - Technology and Professional Development in the Secondary Schools


    (3 S.H.)

    This course incorporates the use of technology in the teaching of mathematics, research in mathematics education, and professional development as a teacher of mathematics. Students are required to make a public presentation and attend a professional meeting. Prerequisites: MTED 320 and MTED 322. Offered fall semester.
  
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    MTED 489 - Special Topics


    (1-3 S.H.)

    Exposure to mathematics education topics not included in other courses. Prerequisite: Determined by topics.
  
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    MTED 490 - Independent Problems in Mathematics Education


    (1-4 S.H.)

    An opportunity to continue study of selected topics in mathematics education. Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.

Music

  
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    MUS 001 - Concert Attendance


    (0 S.H.)

    Concert attendance requirement for music majors and minors only. Prerequisite: None. P/NC only.
  
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    MUS 002 - Music Education Seminar


    (0 S.H.)

    A seminar designed to provide music education students with consistent practice in conducting, rehearsal techniques, and performing on secondary instruments or voice throughout their major program. All music education majors are required to enroll each semester they are in attendance at WSU. P/NC only.
  
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    MUS 003 - Music Business Seminar


    (0 S.H.)

    A seminar designed to provide a forum for music business majors to come together for discussion and activities centered on topical issues in the field of music business. All music business majors are required to enroll each semester that they are in attendance at WSU. P/NC only.
  
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    MUS 061 - Individual Instruction: Piano


    (1-2 S.H.)

    Weekly instruction in primary and secondary instrument study. Students develop technical skills, sight reading ability and musicianship through study of assigned repertoire and exercises. A juried exam at the end of the semester will assess if the student may advance to the next level of lessons: students generally complete two semesters at each level of study before advancing. Credit is variable in the 160, 260, 360 and 460 series. Half-hour lessons receive one semester hour credit. One-hour lessons receive two semester hour credits. Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    MUS 062 - Individual Instruction: Voice


    (1-2 S.H.)

    Weekly instruction in primary and secondary instrument study. Students develop technical skills, sight reading ability and musicianship through study of assigned repertoire and exercises. A juried exam at the end of the semester will assess if the student may advance to the next level of lessons: students generally complete two semesters at each level of study before advancing. Credit is variable in the 160, 260, 360 and 460 series. Half-hour lessons receive one semester hour credit. One-hour lessons receive two semester hour credits. Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    MUS 063 - Individual Instruction: Strings


    (1-2 S.H.)

    Weekly instruction in primary and secondary instrument study. Students develop technical skills, sight reading ability and musicianship through study of assigned repertoire and exercises. A juried exam at the end of the semester will assess if the student may advance to the next level of lessons: students generally complete two semesters at each level of study before advancing. Credit is variable in the 160, 260, 360 and 460 series. Half-hour lessons receive one semester hour credit. One-hour lessons receive two semester hour credits. Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    MUS 064 - Individual Instruction: Woodwinds


    (1-2 S.H.)

    Weekly instruction in primary and secondary instrument study. Students develop technical skills, sight reading ability and musicianship through study of assigned repertoire and exercises. A juried exam at the end of the semester will assess if the student may advance to the next level of lessons: students generally complete two semesters at each level of study before advancing. Credit is variable in the 160, 260, 360 and 460 series. Half-hour lessons receive one semester hour credit. One-hour lessons receive two semester hour credits. Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    MUS 065 - Individual Instruction: Brass


    (1-2 S.H.)

    Weekly instruction in primary and secondary instrument study. Students develop technical skills, sight reading ability and musicianship through study of assigned repertoire and exercises. A juried exam at the end of the semester will assess if the student may advance to the next level of lessons: students generally complete two semesters at each level of study before advancing. Credit is variable in the 160, 260, 360 and 460 series. Half-hour lessons receive one semester hour credit. One-hour lessons receive two semester hour credits. Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    MUS 066 - Individual Instruction: Percussion


    (1-2 S.H.)

    Weekly instruction in primary and secondary instrument study. Students develop technical skills, sight reading ability and musicianship through study of assigned repertoire and exercises. A juried exam at the end of the semester will assess if the student may advance to the next level of lessons: students generally complete two semesters at each level of study before advancing. Credit is variable in the 160, 260, 360 and 460 series. Half-hour lessons receive one semester hour credit. One-hour lessons receive two semester hour credits. Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    MUS 107 - Music Technology I


    (3 S.H.) TRANSFER ONLY – Rochester Course: MUSC 1601

    This course is taught in Rochester at RCTC. Students will investigate the relationship between computer, software, and electronic instruments. The student will investigate basic MIDI concepts in theory and practice. The student will be given individual lab time where he/she will create music compositions and audio projects. Prerequisite: None.
 

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