Jan 22, 2020  
2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Courses


 
  
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    FRE 301 - Advanced French A


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Advanced-level conversation, reading, and composition, with special emphasis on more complex grammatical structures.

    PREREQ: FRE 201 OR 202, or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    FRE 302 - Advanced French B


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Continuation of French 301. Advanced-level conversation, reading, and composition, with special emphasis on more complex grammatical structures.

    PREREQ: FRE 201 OR 202, or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    FRE 306 - French Writing and Composition


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course is an initiation to diverse French styles and techniques in reading and writing. Starting with the analysis of various texts, literary and non-literary, and genres, the students will systematically practice through specific models in order to learn writing in the target language.

    PREREQ: FRE 301 or 302, or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    FRE 310 - Business French


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Students will be introduced to the spoken and written language of business in the French-speaking world in a variety of contexts through audio and visual as well as print media. The basic terminology of business and economics will be stressed, and students will be given “hands-on” experience in simulated business situations.

    PREREQ: FRE 202 or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    FRE 320 - French Phonetics


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    French articulatory phonetics from a modern structural point of view. Thorough presentation and intensive practical drill of all aspects of French pronunciation. Approximately one-half of classroom time will be devoted to laboratory drill. Special attention to individual pronunciation problems.

    PREREQ: FRE 201 OR 202, or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    FRE 350 - Survey of French Literature


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    General view of literary and cultural aspects of French tradition from its origins to the end of the eighteenth century.

    PREREQ: FRE 301 OR 302, or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    FRE 351 - Survey of French Literature


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    General view of literary and cultural aspects of French tradition from the nineteenth century through the contemporary period.

    PREREQ: FRE 301 OR 302, or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    FRE 355 - French Culture and Civilization I


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course, conducted in French, is designed to trace the evolution of the civilization of France from its origins to 1789. It addresses such aspects as the growth and culture of the French state, with an emphasis on the formation and development of social, economical and artistic movements and ideas. Special attention is drawn to corresponding developments and parallels in the arts, music, architecture, painting, socio-economic developments, etc.

    PREREQ: FRE 301 or 302, or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    FRE 356 - French Culture and Civilization II


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course conducted in French, is designed to trace the evolution of the civilization of France from 1789 to the present. It addresses such aspects as state and government, society, family, role of man and women, youth, children, religion, education, economics and politics, news media, cultural life, foreign policy. It also follows the development of the arts, as well as ideas in modern and postmodern French society.

    PREREQ: FRE 301 or 302, or instructor permission
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    FRE 379 - The Francophone World: Literature, Theory & Politics of Diversity


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course focuses on the main cultural, economic and political aspects of a number of francophone countries. In addition to the study of literary texts, fundamental aspects such as colonialism and post colonialism in the Francophone world, “orientalism,”“negritude” and “créolité,” and other socio- political aspects of these territories will be addressed.

    PREREQ: FRE 301 OR 302, or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Irregularly.
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    FRE 413 - French Literature and Thought in the 18th Century


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Development of French literary and philosophical thought in the Age of the Enlightenment.

    PREREQ: FRE 301 OR 302, or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    FRE 417 - French Novel of 19th Century


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Development of the novel of the nineteenth century, from Romanticism through Realism and Naturalism.

    PREREQ: FRE 301 or 302, or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Irregularly.
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    FRE 425 - 20th Century French Theatre


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    A study of the principal aspects of French dramatic literature from the founding of the Theatre Libre of Antoine to the present day.

    PREREQ: FRE 301 OR 302, or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    FRE 448 - French Novel of the 20th Century


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Evolution of French novel from Naturalism through Existentialism and Literature of Sartre, Camus, Robbe-Grillet.

    PREREQ: FRE 301 OR 302, or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Irregularly
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    FRE 495 - Seminar


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Not intended to be a fixed course, but rather an opportunity to focus on various limited subjects and to treat them in some depth.

    PREREQ: Upper division standing or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 1 to 6
  
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    FRE 499 - Independent Study


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Course for advanced seniors who wish to do independent study on a particular author, work, or literary period. Students will read and do research under the direction of a faculty member.

    PREREQ: Senior standing and instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 1 to 6
  
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    GCH 436 - Geochemistry


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    A study of the chemical composition of the earth and how it changes in space and time. Topics include the use of isotopes for dating natural substances, applications of thermodynamics to natural water chemistry, and the chemical processes involved in the formation of minerals and rocks.

    PREREQ: GEO 310 or CHE 451.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 4
  
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    GCH 494 - Capstone Research in Geochemistry


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Students perform independent research under the direction of a faculty advisor. The student’s experiences and results will be shared via oral progress reports, a final presentation at Quest or other professional conference and a final written research report. Students must arrange with a faculty member to sponsor and supervise a research project. This course can be repeated for up to six credit hours.

    PREREQ: GCH 436.
    OFFERED: Fall and Spring
    CREDIT: 1 to 6
  
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    GEG 100 - Introduction to Geography


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    An introduction to the basic concepts of physical and human geography. Geographic patterns of human-environment relations are emphasized.

    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    GEO 100 - Physical Geology


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    An introduction to the natural physical processes that operate at or near the earth’s surface. Topics include: earth materials, volcanism, weathering, fluvial processes, glaciation, metamorphism, earthquakes, mountain building, and plate tectonics.

    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    NOTE: Field trip fee required for some sections.
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    GEO 101 - Physical Geology Laboratory


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Laboratory to accompany GEO 100.

    PREREQ: GEO 100 concurrently OR previously, OR GEO 115 OR OCE 100, or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall and Spring
    NOTE: Required of Geology majors and Earth Science concentrators, optional for all other students. Required field trip and fee.
    CREDIT: 1
  
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    GEO 115 - Environmental Sustainability


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course explores topics in environmental science and natural resources, and how they relate to historical and modern human activity in the context of sustaining a healthy natural environment.

    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    GEO 200 - Historical Geology


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Study of the evolution of the Earth, with special attention to the geological development of North America. Emphasis on the evolution of life on the planet. Exercises in the methods and techniques of geological interpretation.

    PREREQ: GEO 101 and one of the following GEO 100 OR GEO 115 OR OCE 100.
    OFFERED: Spring
    NOTE: Field trip; fee required.
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    GEO 200L - Historical Geology Laboratory


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    A course to accompany GEO 200. Execution of laboratory exercises designed to enable the student to make the types of geological interpretations upon which the physical and biological histories of the earth are based.

    OFFERED: Spring
    NOTE: Field trip; fee required.
    CREDIT: 1
  
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    GEO 301 - Environmental Geology for Majors


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Focuses on geologic hazards (including prediction and mitigation), mineral and energy resources (including the geologic context of commercial ore and hydrocarbon deposits, their extraction and use), and environmental issues (including air and water pollution and remediation, and global climate change).

    PREREQ: GEO 101 and CHE 111 and one of the following GEO 100 OR GEO 115 OR OCE 100, or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 4
  
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    GEO 306 - Science, Pseudoscience and Fraud


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    A multi-disciplinary course derived in equal parts from understanding natural phenomena in terms of basic science, unmasking the profound nature of scientific principles and applying them to everyday life. The course will focus on uncovering topics that are ‘messy’ and intellectually complex rather than ones that have ‘right answers’ or are contrived ‘cook book’ experiments. Sub-themes in the course will allow students to experience a scientist’s sense of triumph through rational thinking by exposing specious arguments (pseudoscience) and charlatans (frauds), such as Creationism, Dowsing, Pyramid Power, Astrology, and Living Dinosaurs.

    PREREQ: Upper division standing or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    GEO 310 - Mineralogy


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    A study of minerals as naturally occurring crystalline compounds whose understanding provides a basis for appreciating geological processes and the Earth’s development.

    PREREQ: CHE 111 and one of the following GEO 100 OR GEO 115 OR OCE 100.
    OFFERED: Fall
    NOTE: Class and laboratory study. Required field trip; fee required.
    CREDIT: 4
  
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    GEO 315 - Earth’s Fury


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    The study of natural and human-induced geological disasters including earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, floods, and tsunamis, and the social and economic impact of these disasters including how they influence public, environmental and land-use management policy.

    PREREQ: Upper division standing or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall
    NOTE: A field trip to evaluate a local geological hazard site is required. Required Fee.
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    GEO 320 - Sedimentology


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Introduction to the description and interpretation of sedimentary rocks in the field, physical processes of sedimentation and depositional environments.

    PREREQ: GEO 200 and GEO 200L or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    GEO 330 - Structural Geology


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Analysis of the structure of the lithosphere; study of forces causing deformation; solution of structural problems.

    PREREQ: GEO 200, 200L, and MAT 210.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    NOTE: Laboratory work. Required field trip; fee required.
    CREDIT: 4
  
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    GEO 335 - Surface Water Hydrology


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    A study of the occurrence, movement, and chemistry of surface water.

    PREREQ: MAT 210 and CHE 212.
    OFFERED: Fall
    NOTE: Topics include rainfall-runoff relationships, stream flow, flooding, droughts, and surface water quality.
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    GEO 340 - Geophysics


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    The exploration for petroleum and mineral deposits by seismic, gravity, magnetic, and electrical methods will be investigated. This will include a study of the various structural and stratigraphic characteristics of the earth.

    PREREQ: GEO 330 and PHY 212.
    OFFERED: Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    GEO 390 - Special Topics in Geology


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Selected topics in Geology. Problems in specified areas vary from semester to semester.

    PREREQ: GEO 100 OR GEO 115 OR OCE 100, and instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 1 to 3
  
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    GEO 398 - Geowriting


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Geowriting is designed to educate the student in the area of scientific writing. The course will address the organization of ideas for a paper; methods of illustration; rules for names, scientific notation and citation; abstract preparation; bibliographic sources and how to use them; editing and proofing a paper.

    PREREQ: Instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall
  
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    GEO 399 - Independent Study


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Requires preparation by a superior student (cumulative GPA at least 3.0) who presents a written plan for a study not available as a regular course and nine hours in subject area.

    PREREQ: Nine hours in Geology and instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 1 to 6
  
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    GEO 416 - Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course deals with the study of igneous and metamorphic rocks including the origin, occurrences, tectonic setting and petrogenesis of rocks in these major groups. The course is divided into two parts: 1) igneous processes, classification of igneous rocks and petrogenesis; and 2) metamorphic processes, classification of metamorphic rocks and petrogenesis. Petrography lab covers techniques for the macroscopic and microscopic study of rocks.

    PREREQ: GEO 310.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    NOTE: There are two required field trips.
    CREDIT: 4
  
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    GEO 417 - Sedimentary Petrology


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This laboratory course enables students to make detailed descriptions of sedimentary materials and rocks, and to draw inferences about the petrogenesis of sedimentary rocks based on macroscopic and micorscopic features. Lectures focus on the origin, occurrence, mineralogy, chemistry, and texture of the major types of sedimentary rocks. Classwork emphasizes how optical techniques are use to analyze sedimentary rocks to elucidate their paleodepositional environments, diagenetic history, and exploration potential.

    PREREQ: GEO 310 and CHE 212.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    GEO 420 - Sedimentation and Stratigraphy


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Introduction to the description and interpretation of sedimentary rocks in the lab and field, physical processes of sedimentation and depositional environments, and stratigraphic principles and techniques.

    PREREQ: GEO 200 and 200L.
    OFFERED: Fall
    NOTE: Mandatory field trip; field trip fee.
    CREDIT: 4
  
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    GEO 430 - Hydrogeology


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    A study of the occurrence, movement, and chemistry of groundwater, groundwater-surface water interactions, and groundwater contamination. Course covers aquifer characteristics, groundwater flow, pumping tests, groundwater-rock interactions, and contaminant transport. Problem-solving and field experiences supplement lecture material.

    PREREQ: GEO 330 and 420.
    OFFERED: Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    GEO 440 - Invertebrate Paleontology


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    A systematic approach to the morphology, ecology, and evolution of the major taxa preserved in the rock record. Emphasis will be on invertebrate phyla. The taxonomic groups are used to exemplify the prevailing themes of paleontological investigations, adaptation and functional morphology; paleoecology; evolution; biostratigraphy; paleobiogeography.

    PREREQ: GEO 420 or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Spring
    NOTE: Required field trip; fee required.
    CREDIT: 4
  
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    GEO 450 - Geomorphology


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    A study of processes that shape earth’s surface, including weathering, soil formation, fluvial, glacial, aeolian, coastal and karst processes and resulting landforms. Emphasis is placed on quantitative analysis of processes, and applications of geomorphology to hydrology, civil engineering, tectonics, soil science, and related disciplines. Course includes problem solving and field experiences.

    PREREQ: GEO 420 or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    GEO 475 - Geochemistry


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    A study of the chemical composition of the earth and how it changes in space and time. Topics include the use of isotopes for dating natural substances, applications of thermodynamics to natural water chemistry, and the chemical processes involved in the formation of minerals and rocks.

    PREREQ: CHE 341 or GEO 310.
    EQUIVALENT COURSE: CHE 475
    OFFERED: Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    GEO 475L - Geochemistry Laboratory


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Laboratory to accompany GEO 475.

    COREQ: GEO 475.
    EQUIVALENT COURSE: CHE 475L
    OFFERED: Spring
  
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    GEO 480 - Tectonics


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course deals with the study of modern theories of plate tectonics including the anatomy of plates, mechanisms of plate motion, and the evolution of tectonic plates through geologic time.

    PREREQ: GEO 416 and 420 or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    GEO 481 - Field Geology


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Field course in geologic mapping and interpretation of regional geology.

    PREREQ: Upper division standing
    OFFERED: Summer
    CREDIT: 6
  
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    GEO 486 - Field Techniques


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Introduction to basic techniques and instruments applied to field mapping in geology. Projects directed toward the solution of geological problems.

    PREREQ: GEO 330 and 420, or instructor permission.
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    GEO 499 - Independent Study


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Requires preparation by a superior student (cumulative GPA at least 3.2) who presents a written plan for a study not available as a regular course and fifteen hours in subject area.

    PREREQ: Twelve hours in Geology and instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 1 to 6
  
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    GER 101 - Elementary German


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Preparation of students without previous knowledge of German in the fundamentals of conversation, reading, and composition.

    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    GER 102 - Continuing Elementary German


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Continuation of German 101. Fundamentals of conversation, reading, and composition.

    PREREQ: GER 101 or three years of transcripted high school German.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    GER 125 - German for Reading


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Designed for majors in chemistry and natural sciences, pre-med students, candidates for advanced degrees and any other student interested in gaining a reading knowledge of German. 125: presentation of grammar essentials and readings in German expository prose.

    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    GER 126 - German For Research


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course is designed to develop further the skill reading and translating German with the aid of a dictionary. It also continues to deepen students’ knowledge and understanding of life in and the culture of German-speaking countries.

    OFFERED: Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    GER 140 - German Castles, Customs, and Culture


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    An introduction to German culture, customs, and civilization. Using castles, palaces, forts and Stifte as departure points, students are acquainted with a variety of forces (political, social, religious, artistic, philosophical, and scientific) that have shaped the course of German history past and present.

    OFFERED: Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    GER 201 - Intermediate German


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Review of basic grammar and introduction of more advanced structures; intermediate level conversation, reading, and composition.

    PREREQ: GER 102 or four years of transcripted high school German.
    OFFERED: Fall
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    GER 202 - Continuing Intermediate German


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Continuation of German 201. Review of basic grammar and introduction of more advanced structures; intermediate level conversation, reading, and composition.

    PREREQ: GER 102 or four years of transcripted high school German.
    OFFERED: Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    GER 300 - Landeskunde


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    (Civilization and Culture of the German-speaking World) An intermediate German course that emphasizes both cultural proficiency and the enhancement of language skills. With its wide variety of topics taken from German-language publications, the course offers students an opportunity to acquire an in-depth understanding of the social, economic, and political realities of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

    PREREQ: GER 102 or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    GER 301 - Advanced German A


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Advanced-level conversation, reading, and composition, with special emphasis on more complex grammatical structures.

    PREREQ: GER 202 or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    GER 302 - Advanced German B


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Continuation of Ger 301. Advanced-level conversation, reading, and composition, with special emphasis on more complex grammatical structures.

    PREREQ: GER 202 or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    GER 310 - Business German


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Students will be introduced to the spoken and written language of business in the German speaking world in a variety of contexts through audio and visual as well as print media. The basic terminology of business and economics will be stressed, and students will be given “hands-on” experience in simulated business situations.

    PREREQ: GER 202 or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    GER 350 - Survey of German Literature and Culture A


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Introduction to German literature and culture of the medieval period through Goethe. Readings reflect the social, philosophical, and aesthetic currents of the period.

    PREREQ: GER 302 or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    GER 351 - Survey of German Literature and Culture B


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Introduction to German literature and culture of the romantic period through the present. Readings reflect the social philosophical, and aesthetic currents of the period.

    PREREQ: GER 302 or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    GER 360 - German Literature of the 20th Century (1900-1945)


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Overview of naturalism, impressionism, expressionism, and other literary currents before 1945. Textual analysis of representative works by such authors as Hauptmann, Kafka, Rilke, T. Mann, Hesse, Brecht.

    PREREQ: GER 350 and 351, or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    GER 392 - Berlin in the 20th Century


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This interdisciplinary course studies intellectual and cultural developments that took place in Berlin from the turn of the 20th century until the year 2000. Literary as well as non-literary text will be studied. Particular attention will be paid to the visual arts (a movie series will accompany the course).

    PREREQ: GER 301 or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    GER 399 - Independent Study


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    PREREQ: Instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    NOTE: For qualified juniors and seniors under the direction of a faculty member.
    CREDIT: 1 to 6
  
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    GER 400 - German Literature of the 19th Century; Romanticism


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Historical and critical study of literary currents in early nineteenth century Germany: Detailed textual analysis of works by Novalis, Tieck, Brentano, Arnim, E. T. A. Hoffmann, Chamisso, Kleist, Eichendorff, Heine.

    PREREQ: GER 350 and 351 or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    GER 470 - Austrian Literature


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Representative works are discussed against a general background of Austrian history and culture. Special attention is given to Grillparzer, Raimund, Stifter, Nestroy, Schnitzler, Hofmannsthal, and Musil.

    PREREQ: GER 350 OR 351, or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    GER 495 - Seminar


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Not intended to be a fixed course, but rather an opportunity to focus on various limited subjects and to treat them in some depth.

    PREREQ: Senior standing or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Irregular.
    CREDIT: 1 to 6
  
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    GER 499 - Independent Study


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Course for advanced seniors who wish to do independent study on a particular literary period, work, or author. Students will read and do research under the direction of a faculty member.

    PREREQ: Senior standing and instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 1 to 6
  
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    GLS 100 - Global Cities


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course introduces students to the study of global cities through the intensive study of one city. It combines classroom work with on-site travel and study in the city.

    OFFERED: Spring, Summer
    NOTE: It can be given for three to nine credits depending on the intensity of the field work. The course is open to all Oswego students, but preference will be given to freshman and sophomores.
    CREDIT: 3 to 9
  
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    GLS 200 - Introduction to Global Issues


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course has been designed to introduce students to various points of view on Contemporary International Issues. The issues considered will vary from semester to semester to reflect the world scene.

    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 1 to 3
  
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    GLS 300 - Issues in the Global Economy


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course engages students in the pressing debates about the global economy. It is an interdisciplinary course involving economics, political science, sociology and history. Students will study the theoretical and historical background necessary to understand the complexity of the current global economy and to make informed judgments about current controversies. The course will include research and discuss issues of trade, finance, the global division of labor, the transformation of firms from international to global corporations, the meaning of development, and the controversies over state regulation. ECO 101 or 200 is recommended prerequisite.

    PREREQ: Upper division standing or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    GLS 301 - Issues in Global Culture


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This is an interdisciplinary course, involving the disciplines of politics, sociology, communications, media studies, political economy, literary studies and history. In it students will actively engage in the pressing debates about the globalization of culture and debate current issues such as the democratic possibilities of the new communications technologies, the significance of the consolidation of global media industries, issues connected to hybridity brought on by global population flows and others. Students will study the theoretical and historical background necessary to understand the complexity of the dissemination and flows of symbolic practices globally including the development of global information networks, the flows of identities through and across borders, the consolidation of global media industries, and the impact of the globalization of popular culture.

    PREREQ: Upper division standing or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    GLS 316 - Impact and Infulence of Fermentation Science in a Global Society


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    An investigation of the impact and influence of fermentation science on a global society. The course will address the production of alcohol, bread, cheese, and other fermented products and the role in global societies for fuel, subsistence, pleasure, and commerce. This course will meet as a quarter course and involves a mandatory international trip to learn how other cultures and societies make use of this science.

    PREREQ: CHE 101 OR CHE 111 and either BIO 101 OR BIO 120.
    OFFERED: Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    GRT 385 - Research in Applied Gerontology


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    The course covers various research methodologies and issues appropriate in the field of gerontology including: surveys, interviews, observation, evaluation, experimental, and quasi-experimental designs. Provides students with exposure to research ethics, sampling techniques, developmental research designs, collection and analysis of data, interpretation of results, and preparation of reports in gerontology.

    PREREQ: PSY 100 or SOC 100.
    OFFERED: Fall
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    GST 100 - College Orientation and Success


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course is designed to help new students (freshman) become productive and successful members of the Oswego college community. Students will be introduced to information about Oswego’s history, college policies and procedures, strategies for being a successful student, campus resources, academic/career planning, personal development, issues of racism, sexism, ageism, and student responsibilities within the college social/academic environment.

    PREREQ: Restricted to new first year students.
    OFFERED: Spring, Fall
  
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    GST 101 - Career Awareness I


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    The course is recommended to lower division students for introductory career experiences in schools, community agencies and business. Students are provided early career decision making possibilities through participation in as broad a spectrum of pre-professional activities as students may need. The objectives of the Program are: a) to provide introductory experiences for those whose career aspirations are in question; b) to provide ongoing experiences for those whose career goals are well defined; c) to give meaning through work experiences, to traditional classroom professional courses; d) to provide leadership and administrative experiences in education and organizational work to those who may be motivated in these directions. Students will be assigned to schools, community agencies or businesses with cooperating professionals.

    OFFERED: Spring, Fall, Summer
    NOTE: Course may be repeated for a total of six credit hours, with the permission of the instructor.
    CREDIT: Sp, Fl-2 to 3; SS-2 to 6
  
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    GST 103 - Exploring Your Strengths


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course is designed to help students discover and develop their strengths in academics, career selection, and beyond.  Students who understand and regularly apply their strengths throughout their lives are more satisfied and more likely to achieve academic, personal and professional success.

    PREREQ: Restricted to undeclared students.
    OFFERED: Fall and Spring
    CREDIT: 1
  
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    GST 110 - Life Planning and Major Exploration


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Life Planning and Major Exploration helps students to explore their interests, strengths and values and to apply those to the process of choosing and/or confirming a major. During the course, students will build self-confidence and competency and develop an educational plan that includes the identification of possible career directions.

    PREREQ: Restricted to undeclared first semester, first-year students.
    OFFERED: Fall
    CREDIT: 2
  
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    GST 120 - Leadership in Action


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course provides both a cognitive and experiential base to enhance student knowledge and understanding of the styles, theories and competencies underlying leadership, followership, and trusteeship. Students will focus on group behavior and leadership through required active participation in the course, and involvement in campus or community leadership activities. Students will enhance their awareness of civility, ethics, group dynamics, and team building.

    OFFERED: Fall
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    GST 300 - Library Research Techniques


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course aims for student development of effective research skills relevant for library research at Oswego and other academic institutions, utilizing print and electronic information resources. Emphasis is placed on the application of these skills to individual research interests. Valuation of information and information sources is also stressed.

    PREREQ: Upper division standing or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    NOTE: This course should be taken in conjunction with another course that requires the student to do a research paper or project. Students who enroll must be of junior/senior standing, or gain permission of the instructor.
    CREDIT: 1
  
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    GST 302 - Service-Learning


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course will provide the student with the opportunity to provide direct service to those in need as volunteers working with local agencies. The classroom component of the course will focus upon a history of volunteerism, the rights and responsibilities of citizenship, social structures, altruism, and methods of eliminating discrimination.

    PREREQ: Upper division standing or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring, Summer
    CREDIT: 1 to 3
  
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    GST 303 - Career Awareness II


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Course is recommended to upper division students for extended professional experiences beyond Gst 101. Broadening and/or strengthening situations may be provided beyond those experienced in previous assignments. Aspects of other educational and organizational responsibilities in terms of group leadership, workshop development, public relations and final evaluation data collection, etc. will be considered.

    PREREQ: Instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Spring, Fall, Summer
    NOTE: May be repeated up to a total of six credit hours.
    CREDIT: Sp, Fl-2 to 3; SS-2 to 6
  
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    GST 304 - First Year Peer Advisement Program


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course is designed to provide first year peer advisors with 1) a forum to explore the research literature related to successful first year college programs and to the strategies that lead to student success, student retention and positive outcomes 2) opportunities for peer advisors to work collaboratively with faculty and administration while gaining skills to assist first year students effectively.

    PREREQ: Minimum sophomore standing and instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall
    CREDIT: 2 or 3
  
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    GST 498 - Internship


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    A course designed for upper division students who wish to take part in a semester long internship related to the academic major or minor. Students will work in a position for the purpose of testing academic learning in a work situation.

    PREREQ: Acceptance in the Experience-Based Education Program, a GPA of 2.5, an approved placement and permission of the sponsoring faculty member.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring, Summer
    CREDIT: 0 to 12
  
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    HDV 120 - Fundamentals of Gerontology


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course is designed to introduce the student to the biological, physical, psychological, sociological, political, demographic, and economic aspects of aging. It explores aging from a variety of cultural and subcultural perspectives, and looks at both theoretical and applied research in the area of gerontology.

    OFFERED: Fall
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    HDV 325 - Family Dynamics Across the Lifespan


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    The course will trace individual development across the lifespan within the context of the family. Issues addressed within the course will include: attachment to caregivers (especially parents), adoption, sibling relation- ships, dating and mate selection, parenthood, divorce and step-families, single-parenthood, adult intergenerational relationships, grandparenthood, family care giving and bereavement.

    PREREQ: PSY 100 and one of the following PSY 200, 322, 323, 324.
    OFFERED: Spring
    NOTE: Advisement Prerequisite Recommendation: One developmental HDV/PSY course.
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    HDV 400 - Research Designs and Applications in Human Development


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge necessary to interpret research in applied areas of human development. The content will reflect quasi-experimentation, issues in developmental assessment, developmental research designs, multivariate analyses, qualitative research, and contexts for research in human development. The laboratory component will focus on the methods and skills most appropriate in human development settings. In the two hour laboratory component, students will design, implement, and analyze data from research studies and program evaluations applicable to human development.

    PREREQ: PSY 290. Advisement Recommendation: Correquisite of GST 498.
    OFFERED: Spring
    NOTE: Advisement Recommendation: Co requisite GST 498.
    CREDIT: 4
  
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    HDV 425 - Midlife Development


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Explores midlife as a significant part of the life span, focusing on theories and research to inform students about physiological, cognitive, and social aspects of the middle years of adulthood (roughly 40 to 65 years of age) and to highlight critical issues in middle age (e.g., age-related physical change, cognitive function, personality development, social changes).

    PREREQ: PSY 290, upper division standing, and either HDV 120 or PSY 324.
    COREQ: upper division standing
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    HIS 100 - The West and the World to 1500


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course will explore the origins and development of Western Civilization to 1500, analyze the relationship of the emerging cultures in the West to the cultures of Asia and Africa, and introduce students to history as a discipline. Students will analyze several approaches to historical research and various types of historical writing, and will use primary and secondary sources in studying history.

    OFFERED: Fall
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    HIS 101 - The West and the World, 1500—1900


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course will deal with the historical development of modern Western civilization and the interrelationship between the West and the world during the period 1500—1900.

    OFFERED: Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    HIS 102 - World History in the Twentieth Century


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course introduces students to the major events, movements, and personalities of the twentieth century. The objective of the course will be to critically examine the events, ideas, conflicts, movements, and inventions which have shaped human civilization in the 20th century.

    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    HIS 201 - The American Experience


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Specific focus will vary by section, but each will explore an issue or period in American history and problems that historians confront in trying to understand the past.

    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    HIS 202 - History of the United States to 1865


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course explores the making of American society and culture the product of cooperation and conflict among peoples from three continents (Europe, Africa, and North America)’from the 1500’s to the end of the Civil War. The focus is on economics, religion, values, community, politics, gender, and race.

    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    HIS 203 - History of the United States Since 1865


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Introductory survey of the history of the United States since the Civil War.

    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    HIS 206 - Africa to 1800


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course surveys the history of selected regions of Africa from about the eighth to the early nineteenth century. Students are introduced to some of the most important sub- Saharan states and their cultures through the three basic sources for sub-Saharan African history before European influence: Oral tradition, archaeology, and Arabic chronicles. We explore the environmental and economic circumstances that account for the rise of these states, we proceed to acquaintance with their people, accomplishments and contributions, and we encounter the main factors involved in means of understanding major historical events.

    OFFERED: Fall
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    HIS 207 - Africa since 1800


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    A survey of the history of selected regions of Africa in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, this course deals with the events and processes leading to the European colonization of Africa and subsequent changes in African societies under colonial rule. This is a course about Africans and how they responded to the challenges and opportunities presented by foreign influences such as those accompanying colonialism. It is basically concerned with African initiatives in a rapidly changing political, economic and social context.

    OFFERED: Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    HIS 208 - Modern Asia


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Emphasis on Communist China, Japan, India and Southeast Asia.

    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    HIS 209 - Traditional Asia and Its Legacy


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    A comparison of traditional civilizations in China and India. Topics include religious systems, formation of empires, expansion of commerce, development of social institutions and foundations of Modern Asia.

    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    HIS 212 - Women in History


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    A study of the position and role of women in different civilizations with emphasis on women and work.

    OFFERED: Fall
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    HIS 215 - Introduction to Latin American Civilizations


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course will provide a general introduction to the culture, history, and societies of the immense geographic area collectively known as Latin America. A thematic approach focusing on gender, social upheavals, economic and political crises will serve to facilitate the inclusion of the many countries in the region. The chronology of the course extends from the pre-contact period to the twentieth-century.

    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    HIS 230 - The Western Heritage I


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Survey of the basic ideas in Western Civilization from the earliest times to the Scientific Revolution of the seventeenth century.

    OFFERED: Fall
    CREDIT: 3
 

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