Sep 24, 2021  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Courses


 
  
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    ENG 327 - English Drama: Satire and Empire


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

    Examines some of the most popular satirical comedies from the Restoration era of the 1660s to the late 1700s. The plays will be read in light of changing theatrical practices, evolving social relations and the advent of British imperialism.  Prerequisite: Minimum sophomore standing or instructor permission.

    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    credit: 3
  
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    ENG 328 - Milton


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

    Representative verse and prose of Milton studied against the background of the English Renaissance.

    Prerequisite: Minimum sophomore standing or instructor permission.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    credit: 3
  
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    ENG 331 - American Romanticism


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

    Study of the romantic movement in American literature in the nineteenth century.

    Prerequisite: Minimum sophomore standing or instructor permission.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    credit: 3
  
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    ENG 332 - The Development of Realism and Naturalism in American Literature


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

    A study of the development of realism and naturalism in American literature.

    Prerequisite: Minimum sophomore standing or instructor permission.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    credit: 3
  
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    ENG 333 - Twentieth-Century American Literature


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

    Important American writers from World War I to the present.

    Prerequisite: Minimum sophomore standing or instructor permission.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    credit: 3
  
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    ENG 337 - Topics in American Ethnic Literature


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

    This course introduces students to the major representative writers, themes and aesthetics of one of the major ethnic literatures in the United States, for example, Black-American, Jewish-American, Native American.

    Prerequisite: Minimum sophomore standing or instructor permission.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    NOTE: This course may be taken more than once if the topic is different.
    credit: 3
  
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    ENG 340 - Modern American Drama


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

    Study of twentieth century American drama.

    Prerequisite: Minimum sophomore standing or instructor permission.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    credit: 3
  
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    ENG 342 - The Nineteenth-Century American Novel


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

    Development of the American novel from beginning to 1900.

    Prerequisite: Minimum sophomore standing or instructor permission.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    credit: 3
  
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    ENG 343 - The Twentieth-Century American Novel


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

    Development of the American novel from 1900 to the present.

    Prerequisite: Minimum sophomore standing.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    credit: 3
  
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    ENG 347 - Contemporary Native American Literature


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

    An in-depth study of aspect(s) of Native American literatures. The course will explore issues of identity, authenticity, representation, textuality, and discourse as they are played with and played out in Contemporary Native American literatures.

    Prerequisite: Minimum sophomore standing or instructor permission.
    Offered: Spring
    credit: 3
  
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    ENG 349 - Writers of the Beat Generation


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

    A history of the literary phenomenon known as the Beat Generation. Major texts by its best-known writers (Burroughs, Kerouac, Ginsberg, Corso, Ferlinghetti, Snyder) will be examined as well as select works by lesser-known figures (Herbert Huncke, Bob Kaufman, Diane DiPrima, Alexander Trocchi, Jack Micheline). Significant attention will be given to tracing and recognizing the dissemination of Beat literature and culture throughout successive generations of artists, writers and musicians.

    Prerequisite: Minimum sophomore standing or instructor permission.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    credit: 3
  
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    ENG 350 - Modern Drama


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

    Study of American, British and Continental drama since Ibsen.

    Prerequisite: Minimum sophomore standing or instructor permission.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    credit: 3
  
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    ENG 351 - American Poetry Since 1945


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

    Study of American poetry since World War II.

    Prerequisite: Minimum sophomore standing or instructor permission.
    Offered: Fall, Spring
    credit: 3
  
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    ENG 352 - The Bible and Literature in English


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

    Students will read the Bible in English and explore its influence on English literature. They will learn to recognize Biblical allusions and interpret their significance in literary works.

    Prerequisite: Minimum sophomore standing or instructor permission.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    credit: 3
  
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    ENG 357 - Black Women Writers


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

    This course will examine major works of black women writers of the African diaspora. Post-colonialism, feminism, and critical race perspectives are a few of the orientations explored through the works of black women writes in Africa and the Americas.

    Prerequisite: Minimum sophomore standing or instructor permission.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    credit: 3
  
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    ENG 360 - Literature in a Global Context


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

    This course will introduce students to a variety of literary texts from around the world and situate those texts in their cultural, historical, and literary contexts. Although not strictly post-Colonial in emphasis, the course will focus primarily on non-Western literature.

    Prerequisite: Minimum sophomore standing or instructor permission.
    Offered: Fall, Spring
    credit: 3
  
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    ENG 361 - Literature of Travel, Migration, Diaspora


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

    Through studying literature produced by travellers, and migratory and diasporic people, this course explores the processes of globalisation, migration, identity change and cultural shifts. This is a semester course with optional travel abroad credits. Instructors may collaborate with faculty/students/university in a country linked to focus of syllabus.

    Prerequisite: ENG 204 and sophomore standing; or instructor permission
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    NOTE: Repeatable for a total of 6 hours.
    credit: 3
  
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    ENG 363 - Short Story Masterpieces


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

    A detailed analysis of the modern short story form, devoting particular attention to the literary problems of conceptualization, textualism, and theme in masterpieces of American and continental short stories.

    Prerequisite: Minimum sophomore standing or instructor permission.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    credit: 3
  
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    ENG 365 - Junior Seminar: Author


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

    An intensive introduction to the study of authorship organized around questions of authority and institution, cannon, law, signature and property, history and biography. Focused study on a single author, including selected works, biography, correspondence, etc.

    Prerequisite: ENG 265; or ENG 304 either previously or concurrently; or instructor permission.
    Offered: Fall, Spring
    credit: 3
  
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    ENG 367 - Literature and Psychology


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

    An interdisciplinary approach to the study of literature through selected readings in literature psychology, and psychological criticism of literature.

    Prerequisite: Minimum sophomore standing or instructor permission.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    credit: 3
  
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    ENG 370 - Women in Literature


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

    A focus on literature by and about women. Applying techniques of literary analysis to works in several genres, students will concentrate on acquiring more sophisticated interpretive skills while at the same time examining literature from a feminist perspective.

    Prerequisite: Minimum sophomore standing or instructor permission.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    credit: 3
  
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    ENG 371 - Postmodernism


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

    The course consists of readings of theoretical, critical and historiographical texts on postmodernism as well as critical engagements with works of art, literature, music, film, and video, considered postmodern. The course, then, is conceived as an extended inquiry into the meanings of ‘modernity’ and ‘postmodernity’.

    Prerequisite: Minimum sophomore standing or instructor permission.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    credit: 3
  
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    ENG 373 - Theories of Language


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

    A survey and analysis of recent theories of language as the ground of literature, including reading, writing, speaking, and understanding. The course will examine the interplay between language and the issues of class, culture, gender, race, and childhood that affect our use of languages.

    Prerequisite: Minimum sophomore standing OR LIN 100 or instructor permission.
    Offered: Fall
    credit: 3
  
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    ENG 374 - History and Development of the English Language


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

    Historical backgrounds of the English language, growth of vocabulary, and development of linguistics standards and usage.

    Prerequisite: Minimum sophomore standing OR or instructor permission.
    Offered: Fall
    credit: 3
  
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    ENG 375 - Theories of Diverse Sexuality


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

    This course examines the contributions of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and transexual studies to literature, art, politics and culture as well as many of the intellectual issues that surround controversies about non-normative human sexuality.

    Prerequisite: Upper division standing or instructor permission.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    credit: 3
  
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    ENG 376 - Science Fiction


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

    This course examines the science fiction genre from the historical perspective by concentrating on key writers who established the generic purviews before 1950 and as an exercise in social, cultural, political, technical, and epistemological critique.

    Prerequisite: HIS 100 or HIS 230 or ANT 111 or ANT 112 or ENG 210 or ENG 211
    Offered: Fall, Spring
    credit: 3
  
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    ENG 380 - Narratives of Identity


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

    This course uses narratives that define individuals and their relationships to a larger world. It utilizes approaches from different disciplines to investigate ways a personality or individual consciousness can be defined.

    Prerequisite: Upper division standing or instructor permission.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    credit: 3
  
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    ENG 381 - Narrative Theory


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

    This course offers a theoretical examination of narrative and the various literary components and critical values associated with narrative. It concentrates on investigating key theoretical and critical statements that have helped define the way narrative is perceived. It also offers an opportunity to examine different examples of narrative by applying theoretical narrative principles to specific texts.

    Prerequisite: Minimum sophomore standing or instructor permission.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    credit: 3
  
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    ENG 382 - Modern African Literature


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

    An introduction to the various genres of written African literature since World War II, with attention to the historical, political, social and cultural contexts from which this literature has emerged.

    Prerequisite: ENG 237, or nine hours of English courses numbered 299 or lower, or junior standing.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    credit: 3
  
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    ENG 383 - Caribbean Literature


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

    This course is intended to introduce the student to the range of genres and types of literature indigenous to the Caribbean as well to the range of different cultural, literary, and historical influences that help shape that literature.

    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    credit: 3
  
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    ENG 385 - Children’s Literature


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

    Study of literature for children from beginning to present. Emphasis on literary merits rather than methodology.

    Prerequisite: Minimum sophomore standing or instructor permission.
    Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    credit: 3
  
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    ENG 386 - The Cinema


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

    The history and development of the cinematic art.

    Prerequisite: Minimum sophomore standing OR ENG 286.
    Offered: Fall
    credit: 3
  
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    ENG 387 - Vision and Textuality


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

    The course is a study of historical, political and theoretical relations of vision and the visual arts to writing, both literary and nonliterary.

    Prerequisite: Minimum sophomore standing or instructor permission.
    Offered: Fall
    credit: 3
  
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    ENG 388 - Film Genre


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

    A history and analysis of film genre. The course will examine the notion of film genre as distinct from other notions of genre, in particular, literary genre. Special attention will be paid to horror, melodrama, film noir, musicals, science fiction, and teen pics.

    Prerequisite: Minimum sophomore standing OR ENG 286.
    Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    credit: 3
  
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    ENG 389 - Documentary Traditions


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

    Intensive study of documentary traditions in film, video and new media. The course will examine different approaches to documentary, including ethnographic film, the social documentary and guerrilla media. It will also provide historical and geopolitical frames for examining the politics of documentary.

    Prerequisite: Minimum sophomore standing OR ENG 286.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    credit: 3
  
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    ENG 390 - Images of Native Americans in Film


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

    This is a course in the cinematic representations of Native Americans. Significant attention will be paid to the relationship between those representations and the construction of America and American identity.

    Prerequisite: Upper division standing or instructor permission.
    EQUIVALENT COURSE: NAS 390
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    credit: 3
  
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    ENG 395 - Specialized Studies


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

    Course in specialized literary topics, with emphasis on the development of analytical and interpretive skills.

    Prerequisite: Minimum sophomore standing or instructor permission.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    NOTE: May be offered in more than one section with different content, and may be repeated for credit if content is not the same.
    credit: 3
  
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    ENG 399 - Independent Study


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

    Individual study in the field of english under the direct supervision of a department faculty member.

    Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
    Offered: Spring
    NOTE: A total of only six hours in independent study may be credited toward the major in English.

     
    credit: 1 to 6

  
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    ENG 426 - Shakespearean Contexts


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

    This course reads selected works by Shakespeare in relation to changing historical, theatrical, and film contexts.

    Prerequisite: Minimum sophomore standing or instructor permission.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    credit: 3
  
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    ENG 427 - Shakespeare and Interpretive Theories


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

    This course studies a selection of Shakespeare’s writings in light of recent theoretical discussions and their applications in literary criticism.

    Prerequisite: Minimum sophomore standing or instructor permission.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    credit: 3
  
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    ENG 443 - Critical Response/Critical Reputation: William Faulkner


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

    This course examines issues surrounding the formation of the canon of American literature, using as a primary example the status of William Faulkner in that canon. Students read a selection of Faulkner’s work, the evolving critical responses to that work which ultimately created Faulkner’s reputation as America’s preeminent twentieth-century fiction writer, and the recent variety of critical response to Faulkner, reflecting varied critical stances.

    Prerequisite: Minimum sophomore standing or instructor permission.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    NOTE: It is recommended that students enrolling in this course have taken ENG 366 and at least two other 300-level English courses, including one in American literature.
    credit: 3
  
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    ENG 465 - Seminar in Advanced Literary Study


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

    A comprehensive review of the problems confronting the literary scholar, with emphasis on the theory and methodology of literary study.

    Prerequisite: ENG 304 or instructor permission.
    Offered: Fall, Spring
    credit: 3
  
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    ENG 470 - Feminist Theory


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

    This course explores feminist theory as it centers on women, women’s points of view, the cultural spaces women inhabit, and how they inhabit them. It also discusses feminist theories of value and nature in the context of the global village.

    Prerequisite: Minimum sophomore standing or instructor permission.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    credit: 3
  
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    ENG 485 - Words in the World


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

    A hands-on practicum for English majors seeking real-world experience in designing and implementing writing projects outside the classroom. Participants will undertake one or more writing and research projects for local businesses, civic, community or other organizations, in addition to creating a resume, working portfolio and final reflective essay.

    Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or instructor permission.
    Offered: Fall
    credit: 3
  
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    ENG 486 - World Cinema


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

    A history and examination of, as well as an engagement with, cinema as a global phenomenon. The course will explore the idea, effects and institutions of many different cinemas, growing in different parts of the world, as these constitute both a single, global phenomenon and a set of independent existences and resistances.

    Prerequisite: Upper division standing or instructor permission.
    Offered: Spring
    NOTE: This course is repeatable.
    credit: 3
  
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    ENG 487 - Advanced Study in Film Theory


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

    Seminar devoted to intensive study of a particular film theorist, a particular theoretical problem, or a particular theory.

    Prerequisite: Minimum sophomore standing or instructor permission.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    credit: 3
  
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    ENG 488 - Auteur Studies


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

    Intensive study of the history and theory of “auteurism” from its inception in 1954 to the present. Comparative study of two major film and/or new media “authors”.

    Prerequisite: Minimum sophomore standing or instructor permission.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    credit: 3
  
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    ENG 489 - Women and Screen Studies


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

    Intensive study of the relationships between women and visual media, including film, television and new media. The course will introduce students to the major feminist approaches to screen studies, including theories of spectatorship, cultural histories of reception, and feminist analysis of representation.

    Prerequisite: Minimum sophomore standing or instructor permission.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    credit: 3
  
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    ENG 499 - Independent Study


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

    Individual study in the field of english under the direct supervision of a department faculty member.

    Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
    Offered: Spring
    NOTE: A total of only six hours in independent study may be credited toward the major in English. Writing Arts credit given.
    credit: 1 to 6
  
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    FIN 325 - Corporate Finance


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

    An introduction to the theory and practice of corporate financial decision making. Topics include financial statement analysis, capital markets, capital budgeting, capital structure and financing decisions and working capital management. The emphasis is on the allocation of corporate resources in the context of corporate strategic policy.

    Prerequisite: ACC 202 or ACC 321; ECO 101 and ECO 200 or ECO 120; MAT 158 and upper division standing.
    Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    credit: 3
  
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    FIN 340 - Financial Statement Analysis


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

    This course develops the ability to analyze financial reports, with an emphasis on equity valuation. Selected financial accounting principles are studied in detail, and the implications for financial analysis are discussed. The purpose of this course is to prepare the finance major to use and interpret economic and accounting information that is essential in financial analysis and valuation.

    Prerequisite: FIN 325
    Offered: Fall
    credit: 3
  
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    FIN 354 - Investments


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

    This course uses a basic set of financial and economic principles to describe the theory and practice of investment decision making. Financial market opportunities, market prices, and the preferences of participants, are used to analyze the theory of choice, the efficiency of capital markets, and the valuation and pricing of securities. The emphasis is on the practical application of the modern theory of finance to investment decisions.

    Prerequisite: FIN 325 and minimum second semester junior standing.
    Offered: Fall
    credit: 3
  
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    FIN 391 - Real Estate Finance


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

    This course is designed to analyze real estate investing, including financing, and the structure and functioning of the mortgage and mortgage derivatives markets.  Topics covered include the analysis of real estate as investments, residential mortgage and consumer credit financing, the relationship between government macro policies and credit, as well as techniques for evaluating expected price movements of real estate in the future.  In addition, the course explores theoretical and technical approaches used to estimate the value of real estate.

    Prerequisite: FIN 325
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    credit: 3
  
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    FIN 425 - Topics in Finance


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

    An intensive and comprehensive analysis of selected topics in Finance. Topics may include risk and insurance, real estate finance, commercial bank management, and others.

    Prerequisite: FIN 325 and minimum second semester junior standing.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    NOTE: This course may be repeated for credit.
    credit: 3
  
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    FIN 426 - Multinational Financial Management


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

    This course is an examination of the modern concepts and techniques of financial decision making applied by firms engaged in more than one national market. Special emphasis will be given to multinational investment and financing decisions, the management of international risk, working capital management, international trade finance, and international taxation.

    Prerequisite: FIN 325 and minimum second semester junior standing.
    Offered: Spring, Summer
    credit: 3
  
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    FIN 427 - Management of Financial Institutions


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

    This course uses modern finance theory to study the specific management problems facing financial intermediaries such as banks, savings institutions, insurance companies and pension funds. Topics covered include asset and liability management, the pricing of services, the management of risk, funding of assets, capital adequacy and regulation.

    Prerequisite: FIN 325 and minimum second semester junior standing.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    credit: 3
  
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    FIN 428 - Applied Financial Management


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

    This is an advanced corporate finance course with an emphasis on integrating theory and practice. Topics such as capital budgeting, risk analysis, capital structure, dividend policy and working capital management are discussed using textbooks, journal articles, case studies and computer simulations.

    Prerequisite: FIN 325 and minimum second semester junior standing.
    Offered: Spring
    credit: 3
  
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    FIN 430 - Portfolio Management


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

    This course studies the applications of modern portfolio theory in the context of an increasingly complex financial system. Ethical issues comprise a large component of course material. Topics include how recent innovations in financial instruments and financial markets affect the traditional process of portfolio management.

    Prerequisite: FIN 354
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    credit: 3
  
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    FIN 454 - Financial Options and Futures


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

    In this course, recent financial innovations such as exchange-traded stock options, futures contracts, and other derivative securities will be examined in depth. The course will focus on the uses of these securities, the markets in which they are traded, the strategies employed in trading them, and their valuation.

    Prerequisite: FIN 354 and minimum second semester junior standing.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    credit: 3
  
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    FRE 101 - Elementary French


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

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

    Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    credit: 3
  
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    FRE 102 - Continuing Elementary French


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

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

    Prerequisite: FRE 101 or three years of transcripted high school French.
    Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    credit: 3
  
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    FRE 201 - Intermediate French


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

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

    Prerequisite: FRE 102 or four years of transcripted high school French.
    Offered: Fall, Spring
    credit: 3
  
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    FRE 202 - Continuing Intermediate French


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

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

    Prerequisite: FRE 102 or four years of transcripted high school French.
    Offered: Fall, Spring
    credit: 3
  
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    FRE 301 - Advanced French A


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

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

    Prerequisite: FRE 201 OR 202, or instructor permission.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    credit: 3
  
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    FRE 302 - Advanced French B


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

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

    Prerequisite: FRE 201 OR 202, or instructor permission.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    credit: 3
  
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    FRE 303 - Advanced French: Culture, Communications, Commerce


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

    Advanced-level conversation, reading and composition, with special emphasis on more complex grammatical structures, cultural and literary appreciation, and exposure to the language and culture of commerce.

    Prerequisite: FRE 201 or 202
    credit: 3
  
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    FRE 306 - French Writing and Composition


    2015-2016 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.

    Prerequisite: FRE 301 or 302, or instructor permission.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    credit: 3
  
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    FRE 310 - Business French


    2015-2016 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.

    Prerequisite: FRE 202 or instructor permission.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    credit: 3
  
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    FRE 320 - French Phonetics


    2015-2016 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.

    Prerequisite: FRE 201 OR 202, or instructor permission.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    credit: 3
  
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    FRE 321 - La Francophonie


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

    Introduction to the history, literature and culture of Francophone regions in Africa, North America, the Caribbean, Asia and Europe.

    Prerequisite: FRE 201 or 202; or instructor permission.
    Offered: Not offered on a regular basis.
    credit: 3
  
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    FRE 350 - Survey of French Literature


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

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

    Prerequisite: FRE 301 OR 302, or instructor permission.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    credit: 3
  
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    FRE 351 - Survey of French Literature


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

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

    Prerequisite: FRE 301 OR 302, or instructor permission.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    credit: 3
  
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    FRE 355 - French Culture and Civilization I


    2015-2016 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.

    Prerequisite: FRE 301 or 302, or instructor permission.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    credit: 3
  
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    FRE 356 - French Culture and Civilization II


    2015-2016 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.

    Prerequisite: FRE 301 or 302, or instructor permission
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    credit: 3
  
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    FRE 379 - The Francophone World: Literature, Theory & Politics of Diversity


    2015-2016 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.

    Prerequisite: FRE 301 OR 302, or instructor permission.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    credit: 3
  
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    FRE 395 - Seminar


    2015-2016 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. May also be used as “proving ground” for experimental courses.

     

    Prerequisite: FRE 301 or 302, and instructor permission.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    NOTE: Course may be repeated for credit.
    credit: 3

  
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    FRE 413 - French Literature and Thought in the 18th Century


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

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

    Prerequisite: FRE 301 OR 302, or instructor permission.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    credit: 3
  
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    FRE 417 - French Novel of 19th Century


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

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

    Prerequisite: FRE 301 or 302, or instructor permission.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    credit: 3
  
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    FRE 425 - 20th Century French Theatre


    2015-2016 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.

    Prerequisite: FRE 301 OR 302, or instructor permission.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    credit: 3
  
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    FRE 480 - Senior Capstone Seminar


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

    The capstone seminar is opened to diverse academic topics that may consider particular aspects and their integration within the knowledge system of the French majors, synthesize them with other knowledge systems they have studied, and emphasize the complex interactions of disciplines within the French or Francophone cultures.

    Prerequisite: Any two of the 350 or above-sequence in French, or instructor permission.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    NOTE: Also open to non-seniors, but not for capstone credit, with instructor permission.

    Course may be repeated for credit once.
    credit: 3

  
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    FRE 499 - Independent Study


    2015-2016 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.

    Prerequisite: Senior standing and instructor permission.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    credit: 1 to 6
  
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    GCH 436 - Solid Earth Geochemistry


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

    An intensive study of the chemical composition of the Earth its internal evolution. Topics include cosmochemistry and early solar system processes, the age of the Earth, models for the composition of the bulk Earth, approaches to the study of mantle dynamics, and the formation and evolution of the continental crust.

    Prerequisite: GEO 310 or CHE 451, or instructor permission.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    credit: 4
  
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    GCH 437 - Earth Surface Geochemistry


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

    An intensive study of the processes that shape the chemical compositions of materials at the Earth’s surface, past and present. Areas of concentration will include aqueous geochemistry, chemical weathering, and marine geochemistry.  Associated topics, such as the geochemical records of climate change and environmental pollution will be dealt with.
     

    Prerequisite: GEO 310 or CHE 451, or instructor permission.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    credit: 4
  
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    GCH 438 - Isotope Geochemistry


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

    A quantitative examination of radiogenic and stable isotopes that balances theoretical and applied aspects of the science. Topics that are covered include radioactive decay, geochronology of primarily long-lived isotope systems, isochron systematics, model ages, radiogenic isotope tracers, equilibrium and kinetic stable isotope fractionation, and the evolution of analytical techniques.

    Prerequisite: GEO 310 or CHE 451 or instructor permission
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    credit: 3
  
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    GCH 494 - Capstone Research in Geochemistry


    2015-2016 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. Available for 1 to 6 credits.

    Prerequisite: GCH 436.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
  
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    GEG 100 - Introduction to Geography


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

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

    Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    credit: 3
  
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    GEO 100 - Physical Geology


    2015-2016 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, Summer
    NOTE: Field trip fee required for some sections.
    credit: 3
  
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    GEO 100L - Physical Geology Laboratory


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

    Laboratory to accompany GEO 100.

    Prerequisite: GEO 100 previously or concurrently OR GEO 115 OR OCE 100, or instructor permission.
    Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    NOTE: Required of Geology majors and Earth Science concentrators. Required field trip; fee required. Optional for all other students.
    credit: 1
  
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    GEO 101 - Physical Geology Laboratory


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

    Laboratory to accompany GEO 100.

    Prerequisite: GEO 100 concurrently OR previously, OR GEO 115 OR OCE 100, or instructor permission.
    Offered: Fall, 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 105 - Dinosaurs!


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

    A comprehensive overview of dinosaurs including their biology, behavior, ecology, evolution, and extinction, and a history of their exploration. With dinosaurs as focal point, this course serves as an introduction to science and the scientific method, specifically how hypotheses are formulated and tested.

    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    credit: 3
  
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    GEO 115 - Environmental Sustainability


    2015-2016 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: Fall, Spring
    credit: 3
  
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    GEO 200 - Historical Geology


    2015-2016 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.

    Prerequisite: 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


    2015-2016 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 201 - Historical Geology Lab


    2015-2016 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. Field trip; fee required.
     

    Prerequisite: GEO 100 or GEO 115 or OCE 100 and GEO 101; or instructor permission
     
    Offered: Spring
    credit: 1
  
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    GEO 301 - Environmental Geology for Majors


    2015-2016 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).

    Prerequisite: GEO 101 and CHE 111 and one of the following GEO 100 OR GEO 115 OR OCE 100, or instructor permission.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    credit: 4
  
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    GEO 304 - Fire and Ice


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

    Fire and Ice will explore the volcanology, structural geology, seismology, geothermal energy, glacial geology of tectonically active regions on Earth, and the impact on local culture. An extended field excursion to an international location is required.
    Prerequisites: GEO 100 or GEO 115 or OCE 100 or MET 100

    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    credit: 3
  
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    GEO 305 - Earth Resources


    2015-2016 Catalog Year

    Earth Resources explores topics in the petrogenesis of natural resources, exploration, production and processing practices, and the environmental impact.

    Prerequisite: One of the following;
    CHE 101, GEO 100 or 115, MET 100 or 210, OCE 100.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    credit: 3
  
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    GEO 306 - Science, Pseudoscience and Fraud


    2015-2016 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.

    Prerequisite: Upper division standing or instructor permission.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    credit: 3
  
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    GEO 310 - Mineralogy


    2015-2016 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.

    Prerequisite: 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


    2015-2016 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.

    Prerequisite: Upper division standing or instructor permission.
    Advisement Reccommendation: Successful completion of the General Education Basic Skills and Knowledge Foundations courses.
    Offered: Summer
    NOTE: A field trip to evaluate a local geological hazard site is required. Required Fee.
    credit: 3
 

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