Feb 18, 2020  
2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Courses


 
  
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    PBJ 425 - Comparative Justice Systems


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    An analysis of major public justice systems and issues, including western and non-western approaches, and applications to current public justice problems in the U.S.

    PREREQ: PBJ 101 and upper division standing and twelve hours social sciences credit.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PBJ 454 - Religion, Crime and Justice


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    The course will examine the nexus of religion and crime in several different domains, including the influence of religion in the evolution of law and public policy, the role of religion in correctional environments and the development of correctional alternatives, and the influence of religion as a mechanism of social control and law conformity. A primary focus of the course will be on exploring the phenomena of religion-related crime in the US.

    PREREQ: PBJ 101 and upper division standing and twelve hours social sciences credit, or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PBJ 461 - Children and the Law


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course examines basic principles and current controversies in the area of children’s legal rights, with emphasis on statutory and case law of New York State. Issues to be considered include: minors’ rights and responsibilities in tortious and contractual lawsuits; minors’ rights to education and medical care; legal consideration of children in custody matters; illegitimate children’s rights; children’s legal protection from child abuse; minors’ eroding constitutional rights in the juvenile justice system.

    PREREQ: PBJ 201 and upper division standing and twelve hours social sciences credit.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PBJ 463 - American Indian Law & Federal Indian Policy


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course is an introduction to Federal-Indian law/policy. Sovereignty, jurisdiction, Federal Indian relationship, federal, state, and tribal policies, laws, and issues will be examined. Analysis of twentieth-century events that have shaped American Indian rights under the United States Constitution and the history of those legal developments will be explored. The course will also cover the detailed assessment of the 1968 Indian Bill of Rights and American Indian efforts toward achieving limited sovereignty and unlimited rights over the past three decades.

    PREREQ: PBJ 201 and upper division standing and twelve hours social sciences credit, or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PCS 200 - Peace and Conflict Studies


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course surveys the interdisciplinary field of peace and conflict studies, covering both its theoretical and practical aspects. Topics include understandings of peace, nonviolent action, the causes and prevention of war, conflict resolution, international law and institutions, ethics, human well-being, and social change.

    OFFERED: Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PED 137 - Basic Self Defense for Women (Rape Aggression Defense)


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    The study of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. Emphasis is placed on awareness, prevention, risk reduction, risk avoidance, and basic hands-on defense training.

    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 1
  
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    PED 210 - American Red Cross Lifesaving


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Skills, practice and knowledge necessary for American Red Cross Advanced Life Saving Certification. Prerequisite: American Red Cross screening test.

    PREREQ: American Red Cross Screening Test
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PED 215 - Concepts, Theory and Problems of Athletic Coaching


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    An analysis of the concepts of athletic coaching including the coach as a professional teacher and educator and of the psychology of coaching most conducive to motivating maximum individual and team performance. Special attention is given to the conditions and techniques essential to successful coaching of competitive sports and to the common problems of coaching in the school and colleges of today.

    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PED 225 - Underwater Diving (Scuba)


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Basic and advanced principles and techniques of scuba diving. Designed for the individual with little or no diving experience. Lectures cover physics and physiology, equipment, marine environment, diving safety and first aid.

    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    NOTE: Course fee required.
    CREDIT: 2
  
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    PED 226 - Advanced Open Water Diving


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course introduces the certified diver to various aspects of diving which allows the student to expand their skills and experience. The course focuses on 5 areas including, Underwater Navigation, Deep Diving, Night Diving, Peak Performance Buoyancy and Wreck Diving.

    PREREQ: Permission of instructor.
    OFFERED: Fall and Spring
    CREDIT: 2
  
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    PED 237 - Martial Arts


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course is for students who wish to upgrade their health and self-defense skills to achieve peace of mind. The course is designed to explore the unique philosophy and history of martial arts practiced today. Each student will be given the opportunity to learn traditional self-defense forms and techniques.

    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PED 238 - Martial Arts II


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course is for students who wish to upgrade their health and self-defense skills to achieve peace of mind. Students in this course will be given an opportunity to progress through the second stage of their Philosophies of Martial Science program. This course will build upon student’s previous skills and theories learned in PED 237. Students will connect universal theories and principles from various martial arts masters, styles and systems.
     

    PREREQ: PED 237 or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall and Spring.
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PED 290 - Intercollegiate Athletics


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    A study of the individual techniques, team strategies, and sports psychology related to varsity sports participation. Attention will be given to team and individual training techniques. Safety aspects of aerobic and weight machine conditioning will be stressed. Individual self-esteem and successful teamwork in a competitive sports structure will be emphasized.

    PREREQ: Inclusion on the appropriate athletic team in a specific sport.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 1
  
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    PED 295 - Challenging Athletic Minds for Personal Success


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course is based on the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) CHAMPS/Life Skills Program and is designed to assist the student-athlete at Oswego in exploring and developing life skills for success in the classroom, in sports, and in life. Students will assess, analyze and develop skills to enhance personal development.

    PREREQ: Participate in intercollegiate athletics or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PED 312 - Techniques of Coaching Springboard Diving


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course introduces the fundamental skills of springboard diving.  The techniques of coaching divers at the junior high, high school and college level including techniques for teaching dives, practice strategies and evaluating dives are employed in this course.
     

    PREREQ: Minimum sophomore standing.
    OFFERED: Fall
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PED 316 - Field Hockey Coaching Techniques


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course provides an introduction to the technical, tactical, physiological and psychological aspects involved in coaching the game of field hockey at the scholastic and collegiate level. Emphasis is placed on theory, methods of teaching strategy and skills as well as the development of the coach as a professional in the sport of field hockey.

    PREREQ: Minimum sophomore standing.
    OFFERED: Fall
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PED 317 - Basketball Coaching Techniques


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Analysis of individual and team fundamentals with emphasis placed on teaching basketball techniques. Coaching values, scouting, recruiting systems and advanced drills, tournament administrations also included.

    PREREQ: Minimum sophomore standing.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PED 318 - Baseball Coaching Techniques


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course analyzes the individual and team fundamentals of the sport of baseball with specific emphasis on the techniques of teaching and coaching the game to young people in a school or recreational environment. Individual offensive and defensive skills, baseball strategy, methods of conducting tryouts, preseason indoor and outdoor practice sessions and the administrative problems of conducting the sport are emphasized.

    PREREQ: Minimum sophomore standing.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PED 319 - Soccer Coaching Techniques


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course endorses the individual and team fundamentals of soccer coaching. The techniques of coaching soccer at the college, high school and junior high level including theory, fundamentals, game strategy and methods of teaching the game of soccer are employed in this course.

    PREREQ: Minimum sophomore standing.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PED 322 - Techniques of Ice Hockey Coaching


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course will prepare the students to coach the basic aspects of ice hockey. It will venture into all areas of the game, beginning with three and four year old’s and working up to and including high school level. Emphasis will be placed on fundamentals, basic strategy, positional play and methods of coaching.

    PREREQ: Minimum sophomore standing.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PED 324 - Men’s Lacrosse Coaching Techniques


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course analyzes the individual and team fundamentals of coaching men’s lacrosse. The techniques of coaching boys’ or men’s lacrosse at the college, high school, junior high school, and youth levels including theory, fundamentals, game strategy, and methods of teaching the game of men’s lacrosse are employed in this course.

    PREREQ: Minimum sophomore standing.
    OFFERED: Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PED 325 - Women in Sport


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Historical reference and cultural implications concerning the woman athlete.

    PREREQ: Minimum sophomore standing.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PED 326 - Tactical and Coaching Concepts of Lacrosse


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course provides an interactive learning environment to analyze the individual and team fundamentals needed to apply tactical concepts to the sport of lacrosse. This course teaches the coaching fundamentals needed to coach both genders and different developmental ages.

    PREREQ: Minimum sophomore standing.
    OFFERED: Fall and Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PED 340 - Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    A study of the methods and techniques for prevention and first aid care of athletic injuries. Attention is given to appropriate athletic training procedures and equipment in a sports program.

    PREREQ: Minimum sophomore standing.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PED 399 - Independent Study


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    PREREQ: Upper division standing and instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 1 to 3
  
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    PED 440 - Athletic Training


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    In-depth study of athletic conditioning, athletic injury recognition, care and reconditioning. Emphasis is on greater knowledge applied in a realistic situation.

    PREREQ: PED 340
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PED 499 - Independent Study


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    PREREQ: Upper division standing and instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 1 to 3
  
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    PHL 100 - Introduction to Problems of Philosophy


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    A beginning study of a selected number of problems in philosophy such as the nature of reality, freedom versus determinism, the nature of matter, the nature of mind, the mind-body problem, the nature of space and time, the question of how we can know and by what means, the question of the existence of God, the problem of death and the possibility of immortality.

    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PHL 101 - Introduction to Critical Thinking


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Good thinking and reasoning can be learned and developed consciously. This course will develop skills such as the ability to assess reasons and the ability to see the structures in reasoning. In particular, the course develops the distinction between truth and validity, vital not only for all academic work but even for a successful life.

    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PHL 111 - Valid Reasoning I


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    An introduction to formal techniques for determining the validity of deductive arguments. These techniques are adequate for dealing with complex arguments involving multiple quantification.

    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PHL 205 - Ethics I: Introduction to Classical Ethics


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    How should human beings lead their lives? How does Right differ from Wrong? Good from Bad? What is Virtue? In this course we introduce and critically evaluate the attempts of several major Western philosophers to answer these and related questions. The goal is to uncover the strengths and weaknesses of their views in order to help the student to understand better the nature of morality, and to develop the skills and background necessary for independent thought on these matters.

    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PHL 220 - Theory of Knowledge


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course consists of an introductory critical study of the nature and the possibility of knowledge. During the course we will examine differing philosophical views about issues such as: the relationship between opinion, belief and knowledge; the difference between objectivity and subjectivity; and alternative answers to questions such as “Can we know any- thing and, if so, how can we know it?”

    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PHL 235 - History of Ancient Philosophy


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course is designed to provide a student with broad familiarity with the most important figures in Ancient Western philosophy. Some themes which are found throughout the course are: What is the nature of Reality? What is the nature of Human Beings and how do they fit unto the larger scheme of Things? What Things are of genuine value? How should one live? Concentration is greatest on Plato and Aristotle. Some attention is also given to the philosophers before Socrates, to the Neoplatonists, the Roman Stoics and some early Medieval thinkers.

    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PHL 236 - History of Modern Philosophy


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course covers major developments in European philosophy from the end of the Middle Ages through the Enlightenment. Attention is given to problems concerning the nature of Knowledge and Reality which had emerged near the end of the Middle Ages, were sharpened by the birth of modern science and the Protestant Reformation, and which posed major challenges to long-standing traditional views. Responses to these challenges were made by such major thinkers as Descartes, Locke, and Kant. These responses are studied in this course.

    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PHL 296 - History of Western Science and Technology II: From the Scientific Revolution to the Present


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    A study of the central transitions in Western Science from the disintegration of the Medieval world view to the present theoretical systems, together with an examination of the role of instrumentation and technology in those transitions.

    OFFERED: Fall
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PHL 305 - Ethics II: Contemporary Ethics


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course investigates selected topics in ethics of special interest to contemporary philosophers. For example: How are we to evaluate the morality of abortion, war, reverse discrimination, technological advancement, and our treatment of the environment and future generations? Is moral responsibility possible in a deterministic world? Is universal truth about right and wrong consistent with the observed personal and social relativity of moral belief? How can we improve on the classical accounts of right, wrong and Justice? What, precisely, do “right”, “wrong”, “good”, “bad” and other moral terms mean?

    PREREQ: PHL 205 or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    NOTE: Topics will vary.
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PHL 306 - Business Ethics


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course investigates moral dilemmas which arise for business persons, and critically evaluates attempts to resolve these dilemmas. The responsibilities of business and persons in business vis a vis such things as: employee health and welfare, profitability, company loyalty, product safety and reliability, marketing techniques, the environment, and self-regulation will be illustrated and investigated through the examination of real cases which have arisen in business contexts. More general ethical issues relevant to the resolution of these dilemmas will also be investigated, for example, the nature of right, wrong and justice, and the moral foundations of capitalism.

    PREREQ: PHL 205 or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall and Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PHL 307 - Philosophy, Public Policy and Public Affairs


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course is devoted to a critical examination of issues and assumptions that are pertinent to the understanding of decision making in the case of public policy and affairs. Among the questions that form the foci of the course are questions such as: How should decisions about public policy or affairs be made? Could public policy be rational but unethical? Could ruthlessness be ethical if it is displayed by a public official? Must one blow the whistle on wrong doing? What is a public interest or public good? To what degree are citizens responsible for the decisions of public officials?

    PREREQ: Three hours of philosophy or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PHL 308 - Medical Ethics


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    In this course, we will discuss some of the philosophical questions encountered with respect to medicine and medical technology. We will examine arguments concerning the ethical dimensions of some of the following issues: (e.g.) reproductive technology, abortion, euthanasia and assisted suicide, genetic engineering and the use of genetic information, HIV, AIDS, and the physician-patient relationship, research on human subjects, allocation of medical resources, and medical errors.

    PREREQ: PHL 205 or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PHL 309 - Logic, Language, and Thought


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This class explores the limits of reason, and what these limits mean for a range of human endeavors. The class brings together material from the philosophy of logic, the philosophy of language, and the philosophy of mind, focusing upon the historical quest to formally understand the nature of reason. To achieve this goal, the class explores: the dream of a logically perfect language, the nature of infinity, paradoxes, the limits of computation, and difference between determinism and predictability. Once some of the limits of reason have been identified and clarified, students explore a range of practical problems where such limits may have significant real-world implications. The course should be of interest to majors in philosophy, psychology, cognitive science, or to anyone curious about the nature and limits of knowledge.

    PREREQ: PHL 111 OR MAT 215 OR CSC 221 OR CSC 212 OR COG 166, or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PHL 310 - Valid Reasoning II


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Some arguments in natural language have structural properties beyond those studied in Valid Reasoning I. Here, we investigate those structures and modify the techniques learned in Valid Reasoning I. We also present certain derivational techniques for showing step-by-step how the conclusions of valid arguments are drawn from their premises.

    PREREQ: PHL 111 or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PHL 313 - Philosophy of Language


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    In this course we investigate the nature of natural language and some of its basic concepts. We shall consider questions such as; What is the relation between language and the world it describes? How did that relationship emerge? How is language related to the way we perceive the world? Are humans the only creatures on this planet with language? What criteria could be used to answer these questions?

    PREREQ: Three hours of philosophy or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PHL 314 - Existentialism


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course pursues the idea that the existential account of authentic existence may provide the clues needed for an entirely new, individually centered, existential way of rethinking traditional philosophical problems such as of personal knowledge, ethics and value, the body, feeling, the senses and human sexuality, as well as the theory of ultimate reality.

    PREREQ: PHL 220 OR 236, or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PHL 317 - Philosophy of Religion


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    An introductory, philosophical examination of the nature of religion and religious belief and such problems as those of religious knowledge, faith versus reason, God, immortality and evil.

    PREREQ: Three hours of philosophy or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PHL 321 - Philosophy of Science


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    In a scientifically and technologically based culture can one afford to be ignorant of the structure of science? Do the last three centuries of scientific work suggest that science has a unique grip on the way to gain knowledge? What is the rationality of science? This course addresses the need to understand the claims to knowledge that scientists make and examines the structure and function of scientific laws and theories and the way they are related to experiments.

    PREREQ: Upper division standing and one of the following PHL 111 OR 220 OR 236 OR 296, or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PHL 322 - Philosophy of Social Sciences


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course offers a specialized critical study of the concepts, theories, and methodologies of the social sciences. Among the issues to be addressed in the course are the very possibility of a scientific study of human action and the existence of a model of science to which the social sciences have to conform.

    PREREQ: PHL 111 OR 220 OR 236, or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PHL 337 - History of Recent Philosophy


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    A critical study of Western philosophical thinkers from the mid-nineteenth century to the first half of the twentieth. Including movements such as Post-Kantian Idealism, Positivism, Pragmatism, Marxism, Existentialism, Phenomenology, Neorealism, Process Philosophy, and Analytic Philosophy.

    PREREQ: PHL 236 or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PHL 348 - Philosophy and Feminism


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    In this course the philosophical underpinnings of feminist theorizing, specifically as they are revealed in feminist critiques of philosophical positions, issues, concepts and theories or their absence, will be critically examined.

    PREREQ: PHL 100 OR PHL 205 OR WST 200, or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PHL 360 - Philosophy of the Middle Ages


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Exposition, analysis and criticism of the principle philosophical writings of the middle ages including such figures as Augustine, Anselm, Abelard, Aquinas, Avincenna, Maimonides, Scotus and Ockham.

    PREREQ: PHL 235 or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PHL 364 - American Philosophy


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    A study of the ideas and movements in American philosophical thought as exemplified in Peirce, James, Royce, Santayana, Dewey and Whitehead.

    PREREQ: PHL 220 OR PHL 236.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PHL 370 - Metaphysics


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course investigates the nature and being of the Self, the Universe and Ultimate Reality. The course will focus on such questions as: What constitutes personal identity? What is the nature of space and time? Is there anything permanent?

    PREREQ: PHL 111 and one of the following: PHL 220 OR 235 OR PHL 236 or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PHL 442 - Social Philosophy


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Some conception of society is presupposed by every political philosophy and ethical theory. In this course alternative conceptions of society and their relations to political philosophy and ethical theory will be critically examined. Special attention will be given to the ideas and theoretical placement of individuality, community, work and family.

    PREREQ: Six hours in philosophy or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PHL 443 - Philosophy of Law


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course is a critical philosophical examination of the nature and function of law, legal practices and institutions, and legal reasoning. Some of the following questions will be addressed in the course: What is law? What is its proper function? How are our own legal practices and institutions related to this function? Are there better alternatives? How is legality related to morality? Special attention will be given to the conceptual and moral foundations of alternative accounts of the nature, justification, interpretation, and limits of law.

    PREREQ: Three hours in philosophy or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PHL 450 - Current Topics in Philosophy Seminar


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    An advanced study of a selected topic in contemporary philosophy. Topics will vary from year to year.

    PREREQ: Six hours in philosophy or instructors permission.
    OFFERED: Irregular.
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PHL 460 - History of Philosophy Seminar


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    An advanced study of the writings of one of the major philosophers or philosophical schools in Western philosophy, such as Plato, Kant, Hegel, Rationalism or Empiricism.

    PREREQ: PHL 236 or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PHL 471 - Philosophy of Mind


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Without thinking much about it, we rely on some sort of contrast between physical things and mental things. What is the basis of this contrast? Are mental things like believing, hoping, perceiving, and feeling just various sorts of physical things? Or is the contrast so strong that mental things are entirely different in nature from any kinds of physical things or physical events? Or is our habit of relying on a contrast between them simply based on confusion or on worn-out, indefensible assumptions? We address these questions and others in this course.

    PREREQ: PHL 220 Or PHL 236 Or COG 166, or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PHL 496 - Joint Seminar in Philosophy-Psychology


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Conceptual and epistemological problems associated with the nature of psychology, such as the following: the scientific status of certain psychological theories, e.g., the Freudian theory of personality; the issue of mind versus brain; the reduction of psychological concepts to those of physics; parapsychology.

    PREREQ: Twelve hours of philosophy or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PHL 497 - Capstone Seminar in Philosophy


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    The capstone is a culminating experience for philosophy majors. One of the seminar’s main components is the completion of a student learning portfolio. The examples of written work in the portfolio will be used as one source of evidence for assessing learning outcomes in the philosophy major. It will provide important indicators of students’ progress toward mastering the main concepts and skills of philosophy.

    PREREQ: Eighteen hours of philosophy or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PHL 499 - Independent Study


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Advanced study of selected topics.

    PREREQ: Three hours of philosophy and instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PHY 101 - Introductory Physics


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    An introductory quantitative survey of the principles of physics. (High school algebra required.) Mechanics, electricity, light and modern physics.

    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PHY 103 - The Realm of Physics


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Introductory course which stresses qualitative considerations in understanding the basic physical principles operating in nature. Mechanics, electricity and magnetism, light, and modern physics.

    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PHY 111 - College Physics I


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    A course in mechanics, heat, properties of matter and wave motion (3 lectures and 1 lab). High school algebra and trigonometry required.

    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 4
  
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    PHY 112 - General University Physics I


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    General principles of physics are taught in the areas of Mechanics, Oscillations and Fluids using a calculus-based approach.

    COREQ: MAT 210
    OFFERED: Fall
    CREDIT: 4
  
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    PHY 195 - Physics Seminar


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    A one semester seminar course for all students entering the physics program. This seminar is intended to inform the beginning physics student what the different interests that physicists and engineers have working in a modern technological society and the requirements needed to be successful in these fields.

    OFFERED: Fall
    CREDIT: 1
  
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    PHY 206 - Physics for Elementary Education Majors


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    An introductory survey with laboratory, of the principles of physics, including: mechanics, energy and its transformations, sound, electricity and magnetism, and properties of materials.

    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    NOTE: Open to elementary education majors only.
    CREDIT: 4
  
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    PHY 212 - College Physics II


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    A course in electricity, magnetism, light and nuclear physics.

    COREQ: MAT 220.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 4
  
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    PHY 213 - General University Physics II


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    General principles of physics are taught in the areas of Electricity, Magnetism, Light, and Modern Physics using a calculus-based approach. (3 lectures and 1 lab.)

    COREQ: MAT 220.
    OFFERED: Spring
    CREDIT: 4
  
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    PHY 300 - Ideas and Concepts in Physics


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    A one-semester survey of the conception and development of basic physical principles in classical and modern physics. Stresses the historical and philosophical implications of science, and includes the interaction of science and society.

    PREREQ: Upper division standing or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PHY 303 - Beginnings of Science: World View


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course explores the origins and diffusion of the early scientific ideas and practices that were the necessary foundations of what came to be known as “Modern Science”. Through case studies of several different ancient and medieval cultures and civilizations, we examine the nature of science; the contexts in which it flourished; the cultural exchanges by which it was diffused; the reasons for its occasional decline; and its impact on society.

    PREREQ: Upper division standing
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PHY 305 - Energy and the Environment


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    A course whose goal is to understand the physical principles behind energy use and its effects on our environment. The course examines different aspects of each energy resource worldwide, including the principles involved and the environmental and economic consequences of its use.

    PREREQ: Upper division standing or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PHY 313 - General University Physics III


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    General principles of physics are taught in the areas of Wave Motion, Light, Optics, Special Relativity, and Elementary Modern Physics using a calculus-based approach.

    PREREQ: PHY 213 and MAT 210 and MAT 220.
    OFFERED: Fall
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PHY 313L - General University Physics III Laboratory


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    An intermediate physics laboratory in mechanics, electricity, and optics designed to develop the analytical skills of students in order to prepare them for more specialized physics laboratory courses and undergraduate research.

    COREQ: PHY 213 and 313
    OFFERED: Fall
    CREDIT: 1
  
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    PHY 314 - Modern Physics


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Elementary quantum mechanics and applications; optical and x-ray spectra, fine structures and Zeeman effects.

    PREREQ: PHY 313 OR CHE 341.
    COREQ: MAT 240
    OFFERED: Fall
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PHY 314L - Modern Physics Laboratory


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    An intermediate physics laboratory in modern physics designed to demonstrate the quantum nature of matter and prepare students for more advanced physics laboratory courses. Typical experiments carried out by students include x-ray diffraction, excitation and ionization potentials in atoms, optical spectra, and gamma ray scattering.

    COREQ: PHY 314 or CHE 341
    OFFERED: Spring
    CREDIT: 1
  
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    PHY 321 - Electronics


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Basic physical principles of electronic devices and circuits.

    PREREQ: PHY 213 and MAT 210.
    OFFERED: Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PHY 321L - Electronics Laboratory


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    OFFERED: Spring
    CREDIT: 1
  
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    PHY 322 - Optics


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Fourier transforms and matrix theory in optics. Coherence, diffraction, Kirchoff’s integral, hologram, lasers.

    PREREQ: PHY 213 and MAT 220.
    OFFERED: Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PHY 322L - Optics Laboratory


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    OFFERED: Spring
    CREDIT: 1
  
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    PHY 335 - Mathematical Physics


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Introduction to mathematics methods in physics. General coordinate systems, vector spaces and matrices. Fourier analysis, linear differential equations, orthogonal functions.

    PREREQ: MAT 240.
    OFFERED: Fall
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PHY 340 - Thermodynamics and its Applications


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Laws of thermodynamics; heat engines, steam power plants, internal combustion engines, refrigeration; low temperature physics.

    PREREQ: PHY 212 and MAT 220.
    OFFERED: Fall
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PHY 361 - Statics and the Strength of Materials


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    A rigorous treatment of the forces acting upon material bodies in equilibrium and the deformations and stresses produced within bodies as a result of these forces.

    PREREQ: PHY 112 and MAT 210 and MAT 220.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 4
  
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    PHY 362 - Electrical Circuits and Machines


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    A rigorous treatment of the basic principles of electric circuit theory and electric machines.

    PREREQ: PHY 213 or instructor permission.
    COREQ: PHY 213 or equivalent.
    OFFERED: Fall
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PHY 363 - Materials Science


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    A rigorous treatment of the properties of crystalline and amorphous solids and the effects of impurities and defects on these properties. Metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites will be studied. A good understanding of these materials is needed in modern technology and science.

    PREREQ: PHY 313 and MAT 210 and MAT 220 and CHE 111 and CHE 112.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PHY 423 - Quantum Physics II


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    An introduction to the main concepts that have evolved in physics during the last half of the 20th century with particular emphasis on discoveries in the fields of nuclear, quantum, condensed matter, and high energy physics.

    PREREQ: PHY 314 or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PHY 423L - Quantum Physics II Laboratory


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    An advanced physics laboratory in modern physics designed to demonstrate the quantum nature of matter and particles. Typical experiments carried out by students include optical fine structure, magnetic field effects on electronic states in atoms, pulsed nuclear magnetic resonance, and Coulomb scattering of protons.

    COREQ: PHY 423
    OFFERED: Fall
  
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    PHY 430 - Advanced Laboratory in Low Temperature Physics


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    An advanced laboratory project in low temperature solid state physics.

    PREREQ: PHY 314.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PHY 431 - Advanced Laboratory in Nuclear Physics


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    An advanced laboratory project in low energy nuclear physics.

    PREREQ: PHY 314.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PHY 432 - Advanced Laboratory in Optics


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    A research laboratory experience in optics for physics majors in their senior year.

    PREREQ: PHY 322 and 314.
    OFFERED: Fall
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PHY 435 - Computational Physics


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course provides an introduction to standard numerical techniques for problem solving in physics. Programming software and computer algebra system software such as Maple V are used to generate the numerical solutions. Representative problems from dynamics, oscillatory motion, and quantum mechanics are featured.

    PREREQ: PHY 314 and MAT 240.
    OFFERED: Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PHY 436 - Advanced Mechanics


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    The Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulation of mechanics; applications to satellite and rigid body motion. Relativistic mechanics.

    PREREQ: PHY 112 and MAT 240.
    OFFERED: Fall
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PHY 437 - Advanced Quantum Mechanics


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Basic principles of wave mechanics, theory of angular momentum, applications to physical systems.

    PREREQ: MAT 240 and either PHY 314 OR CHE 342.
    OFFERED: Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PHY 439 - Advanced Electromagnetic Theory


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Maxwell’s equations and their applications in electrodynamics and plasma physics.

    PREREQ: PHY 213 and MAT 240.
    OFFERED: Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PHY 467 - Special Topics in Physics


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Provides junior/senior physics students with in depth knowledge of one branch of physics. The course strengthens undergraduate knowledge of one branch of physics, bridges the gap between undergraduate and graduate level physics and leads in to PHY 496. Different topics will be studied each year, for example Astrophysics, Condensed Matter Physics, Nuclear Physics, etc. Students are expected to take this course only once, dealing with one special topic.

     

    PREREQ: PHY 313 and MAT 240
    OFFERED: Spring and Fall
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PHY 496 - Senior Research Project


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    The senior research project provides an opportunity to better understand the role of theoretical and experimental research in physics by carrying out independent research under the close supervision of a faculty member. This research project involves reviewing the physics literature, conferencing with the faculty supervisor, and independent research or laboratory work if the project is experimental.

    PREREQ: PHY 314 or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PHY 499 - Independent Study


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    PREREQ: Instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 1 to 3
  
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    POL 100 - Introduction to Politics


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    The fundamental questions that all communities everywhere and always must resolve. Covers problems of the distribution of power, transfer of leadership, processes of political learning, and methods of legitimation.

    OFFERED: Fall
    NOTE: Does not count toward political science major.
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    POL 120 - Race and Gender in United States Society


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course will explore historical as well as current issues regarding race and gender in United States society. The interplay between political and psychological factors as they relate to the more encompassing culture will be a major focal point. This includes an examination of how individual level psychological patterns and behaviors are mirrored in substantive directives of politics and government.

    EQUIVALENT COURSE: PSY 120
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    POL 201 - Global Politics


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course examines approaches to studying global politics and explores a range of contemporary global issues. Specific issues addressed in the course will vary by instructor, but may include conflict, democratization, development, the environment, gender, the global economy, global security, human rights, media/technology, nationalism, religion, and social movements.

    OFFERED: Fall and Spring.
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    POL 203 - Critical Thinking in Politics


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course teaches critical thinking by engaging students in major controversies over the analysis of key concepts in political science. It develops the student’s basic skills in reading complex texts and in recognizing and analyzing assumptions, structuring and organizing arguments, and understanding and analyzing symbolic discourses. Each section of the course will raise competing perspectives and will focus on critical thinking and argument-making skills. The course will combine theoretical readings with discussions of specific political issues.

    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    POL 205 - American Government and Politics


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    An introduction to the American federal system. Examines the Constitution, Congress, the presidency, Supreme Court, bureaucracy, political parties, elections, campaigns, interest groups, and the policy process.

    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 3
 

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