Sep 27, 2022  
2022-23 Catalog 
    
2022-23 Catalog

Course Descriptions


 
  
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    WEB 3130 - Web Accessibility

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Description: In this course students will be introduced to the disability rights, legislation that governs the rules for accessibility in the United States, and WCAG 2.1 standards. The following topics will be covered: history of disability rights, key leaders in the disability rights movement, groups advocating for disability rights, legislation that governs the rules around accessibility, WCAG 2.1 standards. Using current accommodation software, students will test websites for accessibility and make recommendations to change the code to meet WCAG 2.1 guidelines.
    Pre-requisite(s): WEB 2620 .
  
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    WEB 3200 - Dynamic Languages for Web Development

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $25.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Course fees are designed to cover the costs of lab equipment maintenance and replacement including desktop and server computer systems and software; consumable materials and supplies; and support for lab aides, student tutors, and online instructional resources.
    Description: General-purpose dynamic languages like Python and Ruby have become increasingly popular and well suited for the creation of full stack web applications. This course will introduce students to the syntax and programmatic idioms of both Ruby and Python. The following topics will be covered in both languages: complex data types, loops, conditionals, command line applications, and the object-oriented programming paradigm. The commonly used web frameworks of each language will be explored and used to create and deploy a full stack web application to a cloud provider.
    Pre-requisite(s): CS 1400  and WEB 2630 .
    Pre-requisite/Co-requisite: WEB 2890 .
  
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    WEB 3300 - Motion Graphics

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $25.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Course fees are designed to cover the costs of lab equipment maintenance and replacement including desktop and server computer systems and software; consumable materials and supplies; and support for lab aides, student tutors, and online instructional resources.
    Description: In this course you will use Adobe After Effects to create motion graphics and visual effects for film and video. You will learn how to create sophisticated motion graphics using animated text and objects, compositing videos and images, and adding visual effects to video. You will learn how to set keyframes on a timeline and work with transform properties, motion paths, rotoscoping masks and effects, developing a solid foundation in this increasingly popular and versatile software.
    Pre-requisite(s): WEB 2200  and WEB 2300  or approval of instructor.
  
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    WEB 3400 - LAMP Stack Web Development

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $25.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Course fees are designed to cover the costs of lab equipment maintenance and replacement including desktop and server computer systems and software; consumable materials and supplies; and support for lab aides, student tutors, and online instructional resources.
    Description: This course explores the Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP, or LAMP Web development framework to build applications that solve common business problems. The course begins with an exploration of the LAMP architecture, then covers fundamentals of the PHP programming language before introducing a PHP framework like Laravel. Additional coverage focuses on database concepts and how to interact with a MySQL database.
    Pre-requisite(s): WEB 3200  or NET 2210  or NET 3200.
  
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    WEB 3410 - Web Animation II

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $25.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Course fees are designed to cover the costs of lab equipment maintenance and replacement including desktop and server computer systems and software; consumable materials and supplies; and support for lab aides, student tutors, and online instructional resources.
    Description: Students will explore native web technologies that are useful for animation including JavaScript, SVG, the HTML canvas element and CSS. Using these native web technologies, students will design and produce advanced multimedia projects applicable for business and industry. These projects will be produced by combining web animation, graphics, video, and text into interactive web and mobile multimedia presentations.
    Pre-requisite(s): WEB 2410 .
  
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    WEB 3430 - Full Stack JavaScript Development

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $30.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Course fees are designed to cover the costs of lab equipment maintenance and replacement including desktop and server computer systems and software; consumable materials and supplies; and support for lab aides, student tutors, and online instructional resources.
    Description: ​Modern web development increasingly involves using end-to-end JavaScript-based technologies such as MongoDB, Express.js, Angular, React, Vue.js, Node.js, etc.  This course introduces development techniques that capitalize on the strengths of every layer in this JavaScript-based full-stack. 
    Pre-requisite(s): WEB 3200 .
  
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    WEB 3500 - User Interface Prototyping & Design

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $25.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Course fees are designed to cover the costs of lab equipment maintenance and replacement including desktop and server computer systems and software; consumable materials and supplies; and support for lab aides, student tutors, and online instructional resources.
    Description: Students will learn the elements of user interface design as it applies to front-end web and mobile app development. Students will identify best practices in user interface design. Using those best practices they will rapidly prototype an effective user interface.
    Pre-requisite(s): WEB 2500  or CS 2335 , WEB 1400  or CS 1400 , or permission from instructor.
  
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    WEB 3530 - Information Architecture

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $25.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Course fees are designed to cover the costs of lab equipment maintenance and replacement including desktop and server computer systems and software; consumable materials and supplies; and support for lab aides, student tutors, and online instructional resources.
    Description: In this course students will learn the fundamentals of information architecture. They will learn how to create a functional site structure, navigation, taxonomy, metadata, and content strategies for websites. Students will conduct user research to gather the appropriate requirements through competitive analysis, site and content analysis, accessibility analysis, and user testing methods.
    Pre-requisite(s): WEB 2500 .
  
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    WEB 3600 - User Research Methods

    Credits: (4)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $25.00
    Description: In this course students will learn the fundamentals of user research. Students will learn the appropriate methods of user research to understand user behaviors, needs, experience, and motivations. Students will conduct qualitative and quantitative research that they will analyze for user insights. Statistical analysis will be applied to quantitative findings to support data-driven decisions. Students will create a research presentation that outlines their key findings, including their big wins and pain points with solutions for designing a better experience for users. 
    Pre-requisite(s): WEB 2500 .
  
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    WEB 3620 - Server-Side Web Architecture

    Credits: (4)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $0.00
    Description: An introduction to server-side Web development using the most current Web server technologies. General Web development principles such as usability, reliability, maintainability and scalability will be applied to current Web development environments such as PHP, Python, Ruby and Java. Students will gain real-world experience in creating Websites for multiple Web platforms. Cross listed with CS 3620 .
    Pre-requisite(s): WEB 2350  and CS 2550 .
  
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    WEB 3650 - Human-Computer Interaction

    Credits: (4)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem, Full Sem Online
    Course Fee: $0.00
    Description: This course introduces the skills and concepts of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) that enable students to design systems that effectively meet human needs. A concrete illustration of the practice of HCI, this course covers usability, user experience, and modern diverse interfaces. This course includes both theoretical and practical best practices. Cross-listed with CS 3650 .
    Pre-requisite(s): CS 2420  and CS 2450 , or WEB 3500 .
  
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    WEB 3700 - Web Development with .NET

    Credits: (4)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $25.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Course fees are designed to cover the costs of lab equipment maintenance and replacement including desktop and server computer systems and software; consumable materials and supplies; and support for lab aides, student tutors, and online instructional resources.
    Description: Microsoft’s ASP.NET Core is a cross-platform, high-performance web framework for building full stack web applications. This course will introduce students to the syntax and programmatic idioms of ASP.NET/C#. The following topics will be covered: REST, Razor, Model Binding and Validation, Entity Framework and the MVC design pattern. Client-side development libraries will also be discussed and integrated, so that student can build and deploy a full stack application.
    Pre-requisite(s): WEB 3200 .
  
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    WEB 4350 - Web Development Capstone

    Credits: (4)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $25.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Course fees are designed to cover the costs of lab equipment maintenance and replacement including desktop and server computer systems and software; consumable materials and supplies; and support for lab aides, student tutors, and online instructional resources.
    Description: Senior level group project capstone course covering full stack client/server web development.  The project will be implemented using an advanced web framework (such as Laravel, NPM, Django, Ruby on Rails, or others).  Includes implementation and concepts of an MVC web architecture, Web UI design and creation, data modeling and retrieval, input validation, security, and unit testing
    Pre-requisite(s): (CS 3260 WEB 3400 , and WEB 3430 ) or (WEB 3130 , WEB 3500 , and WEB 3600 )
  
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    WEB 4800 - Independent Research

    Credits: (1-4)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $10.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Course fees are designed to cover the costs of lab equipment maintenance and replacement including desktop and server computer systems and software; consumable materials and supplies; and support for lab aides, student tutors, and online instructional resources.
    Description: Directed research and study on an individual basis.
    Pre-requisite(s): Permission of instructor.
    May be repeated up to 6 credit hours.
  
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    WEB 4860 INT - Internship

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $10.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Course fees are designed to cover the costs of lab equipment maintenance and replacement including desktop and server computer systems and software; consumable materials and supplies; and support for lab aides, student tutors, and online instructional resources.
    Description: Students work in the web and user experience field.  The student fulfills objectives that have been approved by a business/organization supervisor and a faculty advisor. Must have Senior standing or approval of instructor.
    Pre-requisite(s): Permission of instructor.
  
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    WEB 4890 - Server-Side Portfolio

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $25.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Course fees are designed to cover the costs of lab equipment maintenance and replacement including desktop and server computer systems and software; consumable materials and supplies; and support for lab aides, student tutors, and online instructional resources.
    Description: In this project-based course students will revise and update the web portfolio that was created in the WEB 2890  course.  They will add to the portfolio work that they have completed during the Web and User Experience BS degree. Students will also create several portfolio pieces related to server-side web development.
    Pre-requisite(s): WEB 3500  and WEB 3620 /CS 3620 .
  
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    WEB 4920 - Short Courses, Workshops, Institutes, and Special Programs

    Credits: (1-6)
    Workshop
    Description: Consult the semester class schedule for the current offering under this number. The specific title and credit authorized will appear on the student transcript.
    May be repeated for a total maximum of 6 credit hours.
    Note: This course is not currently offered.
  
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    WGS 1500 SS/DV - Introduction to Women, Gender, and Queer Studies

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem, 1st Block, 2nd Block
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: An introduction to the discipline of Women Gender and Queer studies using multicultural sources based on current feminist and queer scholarship. In this course, we will examine the diversity experiences of women and LGBTQ people, perspectives, critiques, and theories across the categories of race, ethnicity, class, and gender.
  
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    WGS 2500 SS/DV GLB - Human Rights in the World

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Human rights (HR) are a powerful idea in the modern world, but also the focus of controversy. This course will provide students with a broad foundation in human rights including the ability to analyze HR in domestic and int’l law, examine prevention and prosecution techniques, and debate current issues at home and abroad. Emphasis will be placed on women and gender studies (including LGBT issues), vulnerable populations such as refugees, and atrocity crimes.
  
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    WGS 2900 - Topics in Women’s Studies

    Credits: (1-3)
    Variable Title
    Description: Varied topics as described in the semester schedule. Topics will be drawn from issues related to women’s studies.
    May be repeated 3 times up to 9 credits with different course content.
  
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    WGS 3050 - Introduction to Feminist Theories 1700 – Present

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: An introduction to the study of feminist theories from the 18th Century to the present. Students will study historical accounts of feminism by looking at primary sources written by influential feminists, as well as theoretical treaties on different kinds of feminism, from liberal feminism, to radical feminism, socialist feminism, black feminism, multicultural or global feminism, and so on.
    The class will be taught using collaborative learning and will rely on class discussion and interaction, rather than traditional lecture format.
  
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    WGS 3090 - Gender and Communication

    Credits: (3)
    Description: This course is designed to help students understand the influence that communication has upon the shaping of gender and the influence that gender has in shaping communication interactions. Students become aware of, sensitive to, and more experienced in the issues, implications and skills necessary to successfully and meaningfully communicate with males and females, and about males and females, in a wide range of communication contexts.
    Pre-requisite(s): Junior or Senior standing required or instructor permission.
    Cross listed with COMM 3090 .
  
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    WGS 4050 - Research Methodologies

    Credits: (2)
    Description: Designed to introduce students to a variety of approaches to research in women’s studies. Students will consider some of the assumptions which underlie research methodologies which may limit our knowledge about women as research subjects and as researchers themselves.
    Pre-requisite(s): WGS 3050  (or equivalent coursework) or permission of instructor.
    Note: Course not currently being offered.
  
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    WGS 4060 - Research Project

    Credits: (2)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Directed research project including literature survey and completion of study in area of student’s choosing, guided by faculty mentor(s) from Women’s Studies program (and, where appropriate, student’s major department.)
    Pre-requisite(s): WGS 4050  (or equivalent coursework) and permission of instructor.
  
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    WGS 4150 - Research Methodologies

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Designed to introduce students to a variety of approaches to research in women and gender studies. Students will consider some of the assumptions which underlie research methodologies which may limit our knowledge about women as research subjects and as researchers themselves.
    Pre-requisite(s): WGS 3050  (or equivalent coursework) or permission of instructor.
  
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    WGS 4170 - Gender, Power, and Global Politics

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem, Full Sem - Online
    Description: This course is a comprehensive introduction to the gendered nature of global politics and how power and gender influence the world around us. During the semester, we will examine what cultural, structural, and political factors shape gendered access to power worldwide. We will discuss why women have succeeded in obtaining sustainable political power in some countries and not others. We will determine what factors influence why women and transgendered individuals are excluded from political processes and not represented proportionately in political, influential, or leadership positions. At the conclusion of this course, students will be familiar with multiple approaches to understanding how gender matters in many facets of world politics and how gender can intersect with other social identities such as race, ethnicity, class, and sexual orientation.
  
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    WGS 4250 INT - Community-Based Research/Internship

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: The purpose of this research/internship is to provide students with community experiences related to issues of women and gender.  Students in this practicum will apply knowledge skills learned throughout their course of study in either the Women and Gender Studies minor or BIS. For this research/internship students will be required to check in with their course faculty supervisor weekly during the semester. 
    Pre-requisite(s): WGS 4150 .
  
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    WGS 4810 - Experimental Course

    Credits: (1-6)
    Experimental
    Description: Consult the semester class schedule for the current oferring under this number. The specific title and credit authorized will appear on the student transcript.
    May be repeated for a total maximum of 6 credit hours.
  
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    WGS 4830 - Directed Readings

    Credits: (1-3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Directed individual readings in the general area of women’s studies. Specific topic selected in consultation with instructor; amount of material to be read determined at discretion of instructor, based on level of topic and degree of difficulty of reading and consistent with any existing university and departmental guidelines.
    Pre-requisite(s): WGS 1500  (or equivalent coursework) and permission of instructor.
    May be repeated 5 times up to 6 credit hours.
  
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    WGS 4860 - Internship in Women’s Studies

    Credits: (1-2)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Opportunity for service learning with campus/community organizations involved with women’s issues, applying principles learned in women’s studies coursework to bring about beneficial social change.
    Pre-requisite(s): completion of WGS 4050  (or equivalent coursework) and permission of the instructor.
    This course may be repeated once up to two credits toward the minor.
    Note: When taken to fulfill a program requirement, students must register for 2 credit hours.
  
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    WGS 4900 - Topics in Women’s Studies

    Credits: (1-3)
    Variable Title
    Description: Varied topics as described in the semester schedule. Topics will be drawn from issues related to women’s studies.
    This course may be taken 3 times up to 9 credits with different course content.
  
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    WGS 4990 - Senior Seminar

    Credits: (2)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Capstone course including discussion and synthesis of major issues in women’s studies. Students will discuss specific projects (completed or in progress) related to their career goals; these projects may have an academic or service orientation.
    Pre-requisite(s): completion of the women’s studies core (or equivalent) courses and permission of the instructor.
  
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    WSU 1450 CA/HU - Perspectives in Creative Arts and Humanities

    Credits: (3-5)
    Description: Consult the semester class schedule for the current offering under this number.  The specific title and credit authorized will appear on the student transcript.
  
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    WSU 1460 SS/CA - Perspectives in Social Science and Creative Arts

    Credits: (3-5)
    Description: Consult the semester class schedule for the current offering under this number.  The specific title and credit authorized will appear on the student transcript.
  
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    WSU 1470 PS/CA - Perspectives in Physical Sciences and Creative Arts

    Credits: (3-5)
    Description: Consult the semester class schedule for the current offering under this number.  The specific title and credit authorized will appear on the student transcript.
  
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    WSU 1480 CA/LS - Perspectives in Creative Arts and Life Sciences

    Credits: (3-5)
    Description: Consult the semester class schedule for the current offering under this number.  The specific title and credit authorized will appear on the student transcript.
  
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    WSU 1560 SS/HU - Perspectives in Social Science and Humanities

    Credits: (3-5)
    Description: Consult the semester class schedule for the current offering under this number.  The specific title and credit authorized will appear on the student transcript.
  
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    WSU 1570 PS/HU - Perspectives in Physical Sciences and Humanities

    Credits: (3-5)
    Description: Consult the semester class schedule for the current offering under this number.  The specific title and credit authorized will appear on the student transcript.
  
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    WSU 1580 HU/LS - Perspectives in Humanities and Life Sciences

    Credits: (3-5)
    Description: Consult the semester class schedule for the current offering under this number.  The specific title and credit authorized will appear on the student transcript.
  
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    WSU 1670 SS/PS - Perspectives in Social Science and Physical Science

    Credits: (3-5)
    Description: Consult the semester class schedule for the current offering under this number.  The specific title and credit authorized will appear on the student transcript.
  
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    WSU 1680 SS/LS - Perspectives in Social Science and Life Science

    Credits: (3-5)
    Description: Consult the semester class schedule for the current offering under this number.  The specific title and credit authorized will appear on the student transcript.
  
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    WSU 1780 PS/LS - Perspectives in Physical Sciences and Life Sciences

    Credits: (3-5)
    Description: Consult the semester class schedule for the current offering under this number.  The specific title and credit authorized will appear on the student transcript.
  
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    WSU 2120 EN/AI - Perspectives in Composition and American Institutions

    Credits: (3-5)
    Description: Consult the semester class schedule for the current offering under this number.  The specific title and credit authorized will appear on the student transcript.
  
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    WSU 2130 EN/QL - Perspectives in Composition and Quantitative Literacy

    Credits: (3-5)
    Description: Consult the semester class schedule for the current offering under this number.  The specific title and credit authorized will appear on the student transcript.
  
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    WSU 2140 EN/CA - Perspectives in Composition and Creative Arts

    Credits: (3-5)
    Description: Consult the semester class schedule for the current offering under this number.  The specific title and credit authorized will appear on the student transcript.
  
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    WSU 2150 EN/HU - Perspectives in Composition and Humanities

    Credits: (3-5)
    Description: Consult the semester class schedule for the current offering under this number.  The specific title and credit authorized will appear on the student transcript.
  
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    WSU 2160 EN/SS - Perspectives in Composition and Social Sciences

    Credits: (3-5)
    Description: Consult the semester class schedule for the current offering under this number.  The specific title and credit authorized will appear on the student transcript.
  
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    WSU 2170 EN/PS - Perspectives in Composition and Physical Sciences

    Credits: (3-5)
    Description: Consult the semester class schedule for the current offering under this number.  The specific title and credit authorized will appear on the student transcript.
  
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    WSU 2180 EN/LS - Perspectives in Composition and Life Sciences

    Credits: (3-5)
    Description: Consult the semester class schedule for the current offering under this number.  The specific title and credit authorized will appear on the student transcript.
  
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    WSU 2230 AI/QL - Perspectives in American Institutions and Quantitative Literacy

    Credits: (3-5)
    Description: Consult the semester class schedule for the current offering under this number.  The specific title and credit authorized will appear on the student transcript.
  
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    WSU 2240 AI/CA - Perspectives in American Institutions and Creative Arts

    Credits: (3-5)
    Description: Consult the semester class schedule for the current offering under this number.  The specific title and credit authorized will appear on the student transcript.
  
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    WSU 2250 AI/HU - Perspectives in American Institutions and Humanities

    Credits: (3-5)
    Description: Consult the semester class schedule for the current offering under this number.  The specific title and credit authorized will appear on the student transcript.
  
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    WSU 2260 AI/SS - Perspectives in American Institutions and Social Science

    Credits: (3-5)
    Description: Consult the semester class schedule for the current offering under this number.  The specific title and credit authorized will appear on the student transcript.
  
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    WSU 2270 AI/PS - Perspectives in American Institutions and Physical Sciences

    Credits: (3-5)
    Description: Consult the semester class schedule for the current offering under this number.  The specific title and credit authorized will appear on the student transcript.
  
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    WSU 2280 AI/LS - Perspectives in American Institutions and Life Sciences

    Credits: (3-5)
    Description: Consult the semester class schedule for the current offering under this number.  The specific title and credit authorized will appear on the student transcript.
  
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    WSU 2340 QL/CA - Perspectives in Quantitative Literacy and Creative Arts

    Credits: (3-5)
    Description: Consult the semester class schedule for the current offering under this number.  The specific title and credit authorized will appear on the student transcript.
  
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    WSU 2350 QL/HU - Perspectives in Quantitative Literacy and Humanities

    Credits: (3-5)
    Description: Consult the semester class schedule for the current offering under this number.  The specific title and credit authorized will appear on the student transcript.
  
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    WSU 2360 QL/LS - Perspectives in Quantitative Literacy and Life Sciences

    Credits: (3-5)
    Description: Consult the semester class schedule for the current offering under this number.  The specific title and credit authorized will appear on the student transcript.
  
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    WSU 2370 QL/PS - Perspectives in Quantitative Literacy and Physical Sciences

    Credits: (3-5)
    Description: Consult the semester class schedule for the current offering under this number.  The specific title and credit authorized will appear on the student transcript.
  
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    WSU 2380 QL/SS - Perspectives in Quantitative Literacy and Social Science

    Credits: (3-5)
    Description: Consult the semester class schedule for the current offering under this number.  The specific title and credit authorized will appear on the student transcript.
  
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    WSU 2420 PS/SS - Perspectives in Social Science and Physical Sciences

    Credits: (3-5)
    Description: Consult the semester class schedule for the current offering under this number.  The specific title and credit authorized will appear on the student transcript.
  
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    ZOOL 1010 LS - Animal Biology

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem, Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem, Full Sem Online
    Description: A non-major’s introduction to cell biology, genetics, evolution, ecology, and animal diversity with emphasis on diversity of animal architecture and life strategies in relation to the diverse environments of Earth. The overriding theme is the process of evolution, its basis, and its implications for all animals, including humans.
    Three lecture/discussion hours a week.
  
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    ZOOL 1020 LS - Human Biology

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem, Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem, Full Sem Online
    Description: Survey course for non-science majors. Course content includes basic structure and function of the human body, homeostasis, heredity, human evolution, and ecology. Implications for personal health, bioethical and environmental issues and the impact of each of these on society will be examined.
    Three lecture/discussion hours a week.
  
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    ZOOL 1030 LS - The Nature of Sex

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem, Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem, Full Sem Online
    Description: This course will present an overview of sexual reproduction in animals, including humans. It provides evolutionary, ecological, and behavioral perspectives on sex. Topics cover the value of sex for generating variation among individuals, breeding patterns in nonsocial and social species, mating systems such as monogamy and polygamy, and reproductive behavior. The relevance of this material to human reproduction is addressed.
  
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    ZOOL 1110 LS - Principles of Zoology

    Credits: (4)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $20.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Consumable lab supplies; lab equipment maintenance and replacement
    Description: A science major’s introduction to the study of cell biology, genetics, inheritance, evolution, and ecology.  The nature and practice of science is also emphasized and basic skills in data collection, analysis, and presentation are introduced.  Three hours of lecture and two hours of lab per week. The year-long major’s introductory sequence is completed with ZOOL 2220 .
    Pre-requisite/Co-requisite: CHEM 1200  or 1210 .
  
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    ZOOL 1280 - Life in Medicine

    Credits: (1)
    Description: This one credit course for premedical students is designed to provide insight into many of the aspects associated with a career in medicine. The objectives of this course include 1.) provision of basic information regarding admission to medical training programs; 2.) exposure to some of the basic tenants necessary for professional success; 3.) investigation of some of the benefits and detriments associated with this challenging career; and 4.) establishing a forum through which students can question and self-assess the feasibility and desire to pursue a medical career. Presentations, group discussions and introspective analysis of selected topics will be led by a local physicians of various specialties to accomplish these goals.
    May be repeated once.
  
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    ZOOL 1370 LS - Principles of Life Science

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: A survey course recommended for elementary education majors. Course content includes cells, cell chemistry, genetics, plant and animal anatomy, plant and animal classification, physiology, immune systems, evolution, and ecology. Unifying concepts of all living things will be emphasized.
    Two lecture hours and one 3-hour lab a week.
    Cross-listed with BTNY 1370  and MICR 1370 .
  
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    ZOOL 1810 - Experimental Course

    Credits: (1-6)
    Experimental
    Description: Consult the semester class schedule for the current offering under this number. The specific title and credit authorized will appear on the student transcript.
    May be repeated for a total maximum of 6 credit hours.
  
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    ZOOL 1990 - Zoology Orientation

    Credits: (1)
    Description: This seminar consists of faculty, staff, and professional presentations which will inform students of potential research opportunities in the department and career possibilities in the discipline.
    One hour a week.
    Suggested Requisite(s): This course should be taken concurrently with ZOOL 1110  or ZOOL 2220 .
    Note: This course is offered as needed.
  
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    ZOOL 2100 - Human Anatomy

    Credits: (4)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $45.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Consumable lab supplies; lab equipment maintenance and replacement
    Description: Systematic study of the organs of the human body with cadaver-based laboratory. ZOOL 1020  or HTHS 1101  strongly recommended prior to enrollment. First semester students are discouraged from registering.
    Three hours of lecture and one 2-hour lab per week.
  
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    ZOOL 2200 LS - Human Physiology

    Credits: (4)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: 1st Blk, 2nd Blk, Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem, Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem, Full Sem Online
    Course Fee: $25.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Consumable lab supplies; lab equipment maintenance and replacement
    Description: Human physiology pertains to the study of the physical, biochemical and mechanical functions of the various human organs and the relationships between these organ systems.  Its knowledge is essential in understanding diseases and the development of modern medical therapies.  This class is critically important to undergraduate students aspiring to enter professional field in health-science such as medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, physical and occupational therapies, education, and research. Three hours of lecture and two hours of lab per week.
  
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    ZOOL 2220 - Diversity of Animals

    Credits: (4)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $20.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Consumable lab supplies; lab equipment maintenance and replacement
    Description: A major’s introduction to the diversity and evolution of vertebrate and invertebrate animals. Three hours of lecture and two hours of lab a week. Completes the year-long major’s introductory sequence after ZOOL 1110 
    Pre-requisite(s): ZOOL 1110  or permission of instructor.
    Pre-requisite/Co-requisite: Completion of or co-registering for CHEM 1210  or equivalent is required.
  
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    ZOOL 2800 - History of Life Sciences

    Credits: (3)
    Description: Examination of the ways in which interaction among personalities, instrumentation, and ideas shape the development of biology - past, present, and future.
    Three lecture hours a week.
    Note: This course is offered as needed.
  
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    ZOOL 2900 - Topics in Zoology

    Credits: (1-4)
    Variable Title
    Description: Variable topics related to zoology as announced in the class schedule; may include medical entomology, biostatistics, primatology, etc., and may be taught with a laboratory section.
    Pre-requisite(s): ZOOL 1110  and ZOOL 2220 , or approval of instructor.
    May be repeated 3 times with a maximum of 4 credit hours.
    Note: This course is offered as needed.
  
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    ZOOL 2920 - Short Courses, Workshops, Institutes, and Special Programs

    Credits: (1-6)
    Workshop
    Description: Consult class schedule for offerings under this number. The specific title and credit authorized will appear on the student transcript.
    Pre-requisite(s): Determined by department.
    May be repeated for a total maximum of 6 credit hours.
    Note: This course is offered as needed.
  
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    ZOOL 3099 - Teaching the Human Anatomy Laboratory

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $40.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Consumable lab supplies; lab equipment maintenance and replacement
    Description: The purpose of this course is to introduce students to human dissection and the teaching of human cadaver anatomy. In so doing, we will (1) provide a uniform laboratory experience for Zoology 2100 (Human Anatomy), (2) teach the students what and how to teach the human anatomy laboratories, (3) provide the students with the opportunity to teach their peers thus providing experience at public speaking, and, (4) reinforce the knowledge base of the students (the power of knowing something by teaching something).
    Pre-requisite(s): Successful completion of ZOOL 2100  with a grade of B+ or higher; completion of interview process, and instructor approval.
  
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    ZOOL 3100 - Advanced Human Anatomy

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $40.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Consumable lab supplies; lab equipment maintenance and replacement
    Description: The purpose of this course is to further expose and train students in human cadaver dissection and the teaching of human cadaver anatomy. In so doing, we will (1) provide a uniform laboratory experience for Zoology 2100 (Human Anatomy), (2) teach these advanced students what and how to mentor their junior colleagues in teaching the human anatomy laboratories, (3) provide these advanced students with the opportunity to teach both the 2100 students and other student instructors, thus further improving their public speaking, (4) place these advanced students in a more senior leadership position among their lab instructor peers, and (5) further reinforce the knowledge base of the students (the power of knowing something by teaching something).

    Due to the complex and pedagogical nature, this course can be taken up to 4 times.  Each semester, the focus of the lecture portion of this course will vary from: histological anatomy, developmental anatomy, evolution and pathological/clinically-relevant anatomy.  In addition, the prosection assignments each repeated semester will increase in complexity, difficulty and leadership demand.  The student instructor experience is maximized by their ability to repeat this unique course by allowing them to capitalize on and improve their past efforts in both the teaching environment and prosection assignment.
    Pre-requisite(s): Successful completion of ZOOL 2100  with a grade of B+ or higher, successful completion of ZOOL 3099 , completion of interview process, and instructor approval.
    May be repeated up to four times with a maximum of 12 credit hours.

  
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    ZOOL 3200 - Cell Biology

    Credits: (4)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $25.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Consumable lab supplies; lab equipment maintenance and replacement
    Description: Cells form the basis of all life on Earth and an understanding of cells is essential for examining the features of all living things, including evolutionary adaptations. This course explores the fundamentals of cellular structure and function, including bioenergetics, protein function, membrane properties, cell transport, and cell signaling. Research techniques are emphasized throughout. Applications of cell biology, such as stem cell biology, tissue organization and cancer are explored. Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab per week. 
    Three lecture hours and one 3-hour lab a week.
    Pre-requisite(s): ZOOL 1110  and either the CHEM 1110  and CHEM 1120  series or the CHEM 1210  and CHEM 1220  series, or approval of instructor.
  
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    ZOOL 3300 - Genetics

    Credits: (4)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $25.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Consumable lab supplies; lab equipment maintenance and replacement
    Description: Genetics is the foundation for all of biology, from anatomy, physiology, and cell biology, to ecology, behavior and evolution. This course is a comprehensive exploration of genetics, from molecular genetics to organismal genetics to population genetics. Specific topics include DNA and chromosome structure, regulation of gene expression, mutation, Mendelian genetics, and population genetics. The focus is on applications and current research, including biotechnology, forensics, medicine, genetic counseling, wildlife management, and evolution. Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab per week. 
    Pre-requisite(s): ZOOL 1110  and MATH 1050  (or equivalent), or approval of instructor.
  
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    ZOOL 3340 - Information Resources in the Life Sciences

    Credits: (2)
    Description: A practical introduction to the literature and information resources of the life sciences. Students will expand their research skills and be able to develop effective research strategies to find and synthesize information available in academic libraries.
    Two lecture hours a week.
    Pre-requisite(s): ENGL 2010 .
    Cross listed in Botany, Library Sciences and Microbiology.
    Note: This course is offered as needed.
  
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    ZOOL 3450 - Ecology

    Credits: (4)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $25.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Consumable lab supplies; lab equipment maintenance and replacement; motor pool
    Description: Study of how environmental factors, both nonliving and living, affect the distribution and abundance of organisms at the individual, population, community, and ecosystem levels. 
    Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab (or field trip) a week.
    Pre-requisite(s): ZOOL 1110  and ZOOL 2220 , or approval of instructor.
    Note: Writing intensive course.
  
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    ZOOL 3470 - Zoogeography

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem, alternating years
    Description: Study of factors determining the distributions of animals with emphases on ecological and evolutionary processes occurring across landscapes and around the globe. Three hours of lecture per week. 
    Pre-requisite(s): ZOOL 1110  and ZOOL 2220 , or approval of instructor.
  
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    ZOOL 3500 - Conservation Biology

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem, alternating years
    Description: The study of how biological principles and concepts are used in conservation. Major emphasis on the preservation and management of biodiversity. Connections between biological and societal issues are explored. Three hours of lecture per week.  
    Pre-requisite(s): ZOOL 1110  and ZOOL 2220 , or approval of instructor.
  
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    ZOOL 3570 - Foundations of Science Education

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: A thorough investigation of research in science learning and curricular standards at the state and national levels. Foundations of the philosophy of science and scientific inquiry as applicable to science teaching at the secondary level. This course serves as a foundation to a preservice science teacher’s education coursework.
    Cross-listed with BTNY, CHEM, GEO, MICR, & PHYS 3570.
  
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    ZOOL 3600 - Comparative Physiology

    Credits: (4)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $25.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Consumable lab supplies; lab equipment maintenance and replacement
    Description: A comparative and evolutionary approach to the study of how animals function in a variety of environments from cellular to whole-body level. Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab per week.  
    Pre-requisite(s): ZOOL 1110  and ZOOL 2220 , or approval of instructor.
  
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    ZOOL 3720 - Evolution

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem, Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem, Full Sem Online
    Description: The patterns and processes involved in changes in natural populations. How organisms evolve at the genetic, organismal, and population levels. Topics include adaptation, taxonomy, sex, speciation & species, coevolution, and extinction. Three lecture hours a week.
    Pre-requisite(s): ZOOL 1110  and ZOOL 2220 , or approval of instructor.
  
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    ZOOL 3730 - Population Biology

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Population biology is an interdisciplinary field combining the areas of ecology, genetics, and evolution. Topics include population growth and regulation, interspecific interactions, population genetics, quantitative genetics, phenotypic plasticity, and evolution of life histories. Emphasis is on current research applications in wildlife management including the structure and dynamics of wildlife populations, competition, predation, and dispersal. Three lecture hours a week.
    Pre-requisite(s): ZOOL 1110 , ZOOL 2220 , and ZOOL 3300 , or approval of instructor.
    Note: This course is not currently offered.
  
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    ZOOL 3810 - Experimental Course

    Credits: (1-6)
    Experimental
    Description: Consult the semester class schedule for the current offering under this number. The specific title and credit authorized will appear on the student transcript.
    May be repeated for a total maximum of 6 credit hours.
  
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    ZOOL 3820 - Biology of Cancer

    Credits: (3)
    Description: This upper-level elective course is designed to investigate the biological foundations and ramifications of cancer by exploring the molecular mechanisms underlying the development and progression of this disease. Outside reading material will be used to provide a platform for discussion of common misconceptions and attitudes regarding cancer, with the goal of conveying a broad understanding of the disease from molecular, clinical, historical and personal perspectives. Three lecture hours a week. 
    Pre-requisite(s): ZOOL 1110  or approval of instructor.
  
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    ZOOL 4050 - Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy

    Credits: (4)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem, alternating years
    Course Fee: $50.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Consumable lab supplies; lab equipment maintenance and replacement
    Description: In-depth, comparative study of vertebrate functional anatomy. Students learn to dissect and understand the anatomical and evolutionary relationships between fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab per week.  
    Pre-requisite(s): ZOOL 1110  and ZOOL 2220 , or approval of instructor.
  
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    ZOOL 4100 - Vertebrate Embryology

    Credits: (4)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem, alternating years
    Description: A study of the principles and processes of embryological development in animals, emphasizing mechanisms of development, evolution, and pathology. Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab per week.  
    Pre-requisite(s): ZOOL 1110  and ZOOL 2220 , or approval of instructor. 
    Suggested Requisite(s): A prior anatomy class is strongly recommended.
  
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    ZOOL 4120 - Histology

    Credits: (4)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem, alternating years
    Description: Microscopic study of the structure and function of vertebrate tissues and organs, with an emphasis on human organ systems. Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab per week.  
    Pre-requisite(s): ZOOL 1110 , ZOOL 2220 , either ZOOL 2100  or ZOOL 4050 , or approval of instructor.
  
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    ZOOL 4210 - Advanced Human Physiology

    Credits: (4)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem, alternating years
    Course Fee: $30.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Consumable lab supplies; lab equipment maintenance and replacement
    Description: A study of vertebrate physiological processes with human emphasis, focusing on cardiovascular, digestive, and neuromuscular systems.
    Three lecture hours and one 3-hour lab a week.
    Pre-requisite(s): ZOOL 1110 , ZOOL 2220 , and ZOOL 2200 , or approval of instructor; a minimum of one year of (preferably Organic) Chemistry.
  
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    ZOOL 4220 - Endocrinology

    Credits: (4)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem, alternating years
    Course Fee: $30.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Consumable lab supplies; lab equipment maintenance and replacement
    Description: The comparative study of the function of the cells, tissues, glands, and organs that secrete hormones and how these hormones affect the physiology of organisms, from invertebrates to vertebrates.
    Three lecture hours and one 3-hour lab a week.
    Pre-requisite(s): ZOOL 1110  and ZOOL 2220 , and either ZOOL 2200  or ZOOL 3600 , or approval of instructor.
  
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    ZOOL 4250 - Radiation Biology

    Credits: (4)
    Description: The study of harmful effects of radiation and practical applications of radioactive tracer techniques to biological problems.
    Three lecture hours and one 3-hour lab a week.
    Pre-requisite(s): ZOOL 1110 , ZOOL 2220 , and beginning courses in chemistry and physics, or approval of instructor.
    Note: This course is not currently offered.
  
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    ZOOL 4300 - Research Applications in Genetics

    Credits: (4)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $40.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Consumable lab supplies; lab equipment maintenance and replacement
    Description: The techniques of genetics are essential to all areas of biological research, from human biology and medicine, to ecology, population structure and diversification. This course examines the applications of genetics to a variety of topics, including medicine, forensics, wildlife management and ecology. Laboratory exercises provide hands-on experience with generating, analyzing and interpreting genetic data. 
    Three lecture/lab hours and one 3-hour lab per week.
    Pre-requisite(s): ZOOL 1110 , ZOOL 2220 , and ZOOL 3300 , or permission of instructor.
  
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    ZOOL 4350 - Animal Behavior

    Credits: (4)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem, alternating years
    Course Fee: $25.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Consumable lab supplies; lab equipment maintenance and replacement; motor pool
    Description: All animals are motivated to acquire food, avoid predators and parasites, find and secure mates, select habitat, communicate with other animals, and move through their environment. This course is centered on the concepts that underlie such behaviors in nature, with a strong emphasis on both the ecological context and the evolutionary history that has produced them. The primary focus of the lab is on the development and completion of an original, semester-long research project. Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab per week.
    Pre-requisite(s): ZOOL 1110  and ZOOL 2220 , or approval of instructor.
  
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    ZOOL 4470 - Wildlife Ecology and Management

    Credits: (4)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem, alternating years
    Description: Principles of wildlife ecology and the techniques of wildlife population analysis and manipulation.
    Three lecture hours and one 3-hour lab a week.
    Pre-requisite(s): ZOOL 1110 , ZOOL 2220 , and ZOOL 3450 , or approval of instructor.
    Writing intensive course.
  
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    ZOOL 4480 - Aquatic Ecology

    Credits: (4)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem, alternating years
    Course Fee: $50.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Consumable lab supplies; lab equipment maintenance and replacement
    Description: Study of the physical, chemical, and biological interactions of freshwater ecosystems with emphasis on streams. Field trips required. Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab per week.  
    Pre-requisite(s): ZOOL 1110  and ZOOL 2220 , or approval of instructor.
    Writing intensive course.
  
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    ZOOL 4490 - Marine Ecology

    Credits: (4)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: This course will examine the physical, chemical, and biological interactions within and among marine ecosystems. Topics covered will include: physical and biological oceanography, ecological processes driving the distribution and abundance of marine organisms, and exploration of major marine communities. Emphasis will be placed on reading primary scientific literature and discussion of human impacts such as pollution, overfishing, and climate change on all aspects of marine ecosystems. This course is a mixed lecture-lab design with six hours of lecture/lab per week. 

     
    Pre-requisite(s): ZOOL 1110  and ZOOL 2220  or approval of instructor.  ZOOL 3450  recommended.

 

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