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Dual Credit USD Main Campus Courses

The following Dual Credit courses are now offered at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, S.D.

 
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Summer 2015

 

BIOL 151: General Biology I & Lab

Credits 4

Description:
The introductory course for those majoring in biology and microbiology. Presents the concepts of cell biology, evolution, heredity, molecular genetics and ecology.

Prerequisites and Corequisites
Course corequisite: BIOL 151L

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BIOL 153: General Biology II & Lab

Credits 4

Description:
A continuation of BIOL 151, the introductory course for those majoring in biology and microbiology. Presents the concepts of animal and plant structure and function, energetics and reproduction.

Prerequisites and Corequisites
Course corequisite: BIOL 153L

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Fall 2015

 

ANTH 210: Cultural Anthropology

Credits: 3

Description:
Introduces the nature of human culture as an adaptive ecological and evolutionary system, emphasizing basic anthropological concepts, principles and problems. Draws data from both traditional and industrial cultures to cover such concepts as values & beliefs, social organization, economic and political order, science, technology, and aesthetic expression.

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ANTH 220: Physical Anthropology

Credits: 3

Description:
Focuses upon the interactive process between human biology and human culture, drawing relationships among such concepts as human evolution, human heredity, human biological diversity, and biological micro-adaptions.

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ANTH 230: Introduction to Archaeology

Credits: 3

Description:
An introduction to anthropological archaeology. Examines long-term cultural development, man-land interaction, and field and laboratory method. Includes a world prehistory.

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ART 111: Drawing

Credits: 3

Description:
Introduces various drawing concepts, media, and processes developing perceptual and technical skills related to accurate observing and drawing.

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ART 121: Design I 2D

Credits: 3

Description:
Emphasizes the organization of visual elements and principles while exploring creative thought processes through art theory, concepts, material, and techniques.

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BIOL 101: Biology Survey I & Lab

Credits 4

Description:
Study of the nature, diversity, classification of life, ecology, cells and cell cycles, Mendelian and modern genetics evolution and evolution theory.

Prerequisites and Corequisites
Course corequisite: BIOL 101L

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BIOL 151: General Biology II & Lab

Credits 4

Description:
The introductory course for those majoring in biology and microbiology. Presents the concepts of cell biology, evolution, heredity, molecular genetics and ecology.

Prerequisites and Corequisites
Course corequisite: BIOL 151L

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CHEM 106/106L: Chemistry Survey & Lab

Credits 4

Description:
A one-semester survey of chemistry. Introduction to the properties of matter, atomic structure, bonding, stiochiometry, kinetics, equilibrium, states of matter, solutions, and acid-base concepts.

Prerequisites and Corequisites
Course prerequisite: MATH-101 MATH-102 MATH-115 MATH-120 MATH-121 MATH-123 MATH-125 MATH-281 MATH-ACT3 MATH-ACT4 MATH-SAT3 MATH-SAT4 MATH-ALG3 MATH-CALG1 MATH-CALG2 MATH-TRIG1 MATH-TRIG3 MATH-TRIG4 MATH-TRIG2 or MATH-TRIG5
Course corequisite: CHEM 106L

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CHEM 112/112L: General Chemistry & Lab

Credits 4

Description:
An introduction to the basic principles of chemistry for students needing an extensive background in chemistry (including chemistry majors, science majors, and pre-professional students).

Prerequisites and Corequisites
 Course prerequisite: MATH 102 or 115 or 120 or 121 or 123 or 125 or 281  Course corequisite: CHEM 112L

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CHEM 116/116L: Honors Principles of Chemistry

Credits 4

Description:
Honors chemistry.A continuation of CHEM 112. The theory and description of chemical change is considered in a course of selective content for the prepared student. Laboratory experiences are offered to introduce advanced techniques using discovery-based experiments.

Prerequisites and Corequisites
Course prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CHEM 112. Course corequisite: CHEM 116L

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CJUS 201: Intro to Criminal Justice

Credits 3

Description:
Overviews the criminal justice institutions involved in the operations of criminal law including the police, the attorney, the bail system, the trial, the guilty plea, sentencing, corrections and an analysis of criminal law in terms of why certain kinds of conduct are criminal in our society.

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CLHU 100: Intro to Philosophy

Credits 3

Description:
Introduces competing philosophical views of reality, perception, learning, and values, emphasizing their relevance to the contemporary world.

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ECON 201: Principles of Microeconomics

Credits 3

Description:
Principles of Microeconomics studies basic economic concepts as they relate to consumer, worker, and business decisions. Emphasis is given to satisfaction maximizing behavior by individuals and profit maximization by firms. Market structures are thoroughly analyzed regarding their effect on price, output, and competitiveness.

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ECON 202: Principles of Macroeconomics

Credits 3




Description:
Principles of Macroeconomics considers the economy as a whole, how its sectors interact, and how monetary and fiscal policy can influence output, inflation, interest rates, unemployment, poverty, debt and other factors.

Prerequisites
Econ 201

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ENGL 101: Composition I

Credits 3

Description:
Practice in the skills, research, and documentation needed for effective academic writing. Analysis of a variety of academic and non-academic texts, rhetorical structures, critical thinking, and audience will be included.

Prerequisites
Appropriate student placement based on entry level assessment or completion of ENGL 032, 033

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ENGL 201: Composition II

Credits 3

Description:
Study of and practice in writing persuasive prose, with the aim to improve writing skills in all disciplines.

Prerequisites
ENGL 101 and 210 or UHON 110

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ENGL 205: Business Writing

Credits 3

Description:
A pre-professional course concentrating on the planning and writing of an extensive, business-focused research paper. Also covers effective letters, memos, position papers, and resumes.

Prerequisites
ENGL 101 and 210 or UHON 110

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ENGL 210: Introduction to Literature

Credits 3

Description:
Readings in fiction, drama and poetry to acquaint students with literature and aesthetic form.

Prerequisites and Corequisites
Course prerequisites: ENGL 101

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ENGL 241: American Literature I

Credits 3

Description:
Background to and survey of major works from the beginnings to the Civil War. 

Prerequisites and Corequisites
Course prerequisites: ENGL 101 and 210, or UHON 110 

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ENGL 283: Creative Writing I

Credits 3

Description:
Study and practice in the techniques of writing fiction, poetry and/or drama.

Prerequisites and Corequisites
Course prerequisites: ENGL 101 and 210, or UHON 110 

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ENGL 284: Intro to Criticism

Credits 3

Description:
A writing-intensive course in analyzing and interpreting literature for English majors and minors. Includes instruction in critical approaches to literature and research tools. 

Prerequisites and Corequisites
Course prerequisites: ENGL 101 and210, or UHON 110 

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ESCI 101/101L: Dynamic Earth w/Lab

Credits 4

Description:
The study of Earth’s composition, landforms, geological processes, oceans and atmosphere. Laboratory includes study of minerals, rocks, topographic maps, and landforms.

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ESCI 103/103L: Earth and Life Through Time & Lab

Credits 4

Description:
The study of the origin, history and dynamic nature of earth through geologic time. Laboratory includes study of geologic maps, earth structures and fossils.

Prerequisites and Corequisites
Corequisite:  ESCI 103L

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FREN 101: Introductory French I

Credits 4

Description:
Fundamentals of language structure and introduction to French culture enabling students to converse, read, and write simple French. Class work may be supplemented with required aural/oral practice outside of class.

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FREN 201: Intermediate French I

Credits 4

Description:
Goals of the introductory course continued. Emphasis on cultural and intellectual aspects of French life and literature. Class work may be supplemented with required aural/oral practice outside of class.

Prerequisites and Corequisites
Course prerequisite: FREN 102

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GEOG 210: World Regional Geography

Credits 3

Description:
A survey of the Earth from a broad global framework through the differentiation of the world in terms of both natural and human environmental features and characteristics on a regional basis.

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GER 101: Introductory German I

Credits 4

Description:
Becoming sensitized to authentic listening, speaking, reading, writing and culture skills at the elementary level. Introduction to basic functional grammar and sentence structure.

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GER 201: Intermediate German I

Credits 3

Description:
Develop active listening skills, functional language skills, reading skills related to student learners immediate environment, guided free writing and understanding of interrelationships of language and culture. 

Prerequisites and Corequisites
Course prerequisites: GER 101 and 102  

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GREE 101: Elementary  Greek

Credits 3

Description:
Initial study of classical Greek language. Selected Greek readings in the second semester, including New Testament if desired.

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HIST 111: World Civilization I

Credits 3

Description:
A survey of the history, culture, religion and society of the principal civilizations of the world to 1500.  

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HIST 121 Western Civilization I

Credits 3

Description:
Surveys the evolution of western Civilization from its beginnings into the Reformation era and religious wars. 

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HIST 151: United States History I

Credits 3

Description:
Surveys the background and development of the United States from its colonial origins to the Civil War and reconstruction.  

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HIST 211: History of World Art I

Credits 3 

Description:
Art and architecture in the historical and contextual development of the role of visual arts including crafts, drawing, painting, sculptures and architecture, in the historical and cultural development of world civilizations from prehistory through the 14th century.  

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INED 211: South Dakota American Indian Culture and Education

Credits 3  

Description:
This course is an education focused study of the history, culture, values, family structures, traditional religions, legends, and governmental policies of South Dakota American Indian groups. Students are expected to apply the selected concepts and theories to contemporary issues in the state and region. Areas addressed are the educational application of American Indian cultural dynamics, history, teaching, and learning. 

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LAKL 101: Intro to Lakota I

Credits 3 

Description:
This course is a continuation of the Lakota language. Emphasis is placed on the basic sounds of the Lakota language, correct pronunciation, and orthography used to represent those sounds. The course includes a focus on male/female speech patterns, kinship terms, other ordinary environmental and cultural contexts, and basic sentence structure. Language tables are used to enhance fluency in conversational Lakota. 

Prerequisites and Corequisites
Course prerequisite: AIS 101 or LAKL 101

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LAKL 201: Intermediate Lakota I

Credits 3

Description:
This course is an advanced course that builds on the introductory Lakota language courses. Students will learn advanced grammar and Lakota literacy with an emphasis on verb conjugation, composition of sentences, and analysis of Lakota/Dakota language texts. Language tables are used to enhance fluency in Lakota speaking skills.

Prerequisites and Corequisites
Course prerequisite: AIS 102 or LAKL 102

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LATI 101: Elementary Latin

Credits 4

Description:
An introduction to the Latin language with emphasis on Roman civilization.

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MATH 102: College Algebra

Credits 3

Description:
Equations and inequalities; polynomial functions and graphs, exponents, radicals, binomial theorem, zeros of polynomials; systems of equations; exponential, logarithmic, and inverse functions, applications and graphs. Other topics selected from sequences, series, and complex numbers.

Prerequisites
MATH 101 or appropriate mathematics placement 

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MATH 104: Finite Mathematics

Credits 4

Description:
Linear systems of equations, matrices, linear programming, mathematics of finance, probability, statistics, and other topics. 

Prerequisites and Corequisites
Course prerequisite: MATH 101 or appropriate mathematics placement 

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MATH 115: Precalculus

Credits 5

Description:
A preparatory course for the calculus sequence. Polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions and their graphs; systems of equations, inequalities and complex numbers. 

Prerequisites and Corequisites
Course prerequisite: MATH 101 or appropriate mathematics placement 

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MATH 120: Trigonometry

Credits 4

Description:
Trigonometric functions, equations, and identities; inverse trigonometric functions; exponential and logarithmic functions, and applications of these functions. 

Prerequisites and Corequisites
Course prerequisite: MATH 102 or appropriate mathematics placement 

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MATH 121: Survey of Calculus

Credits 4

Description:
A survey of calculus including an intuitive approach to limits, continuity, differentiation, and integration with an emphasis on applications of the derivative and the integral as well as topics from multivariable calculus.

Prerequisites
MATH 102 or 115 or appropriate mathematics placement 

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MATH 123/123L: Calculus I & Lab

Credits 4

Description:
The study of limits, continuity, derivatives, applications of the derivative, antiderivatives, the definite and indefinite integral, and the fundamental theorem of calculus. 

Prerequisites and Corequisites
Course prerequisite:  MATH 115 or appropriate mathematics placement   Course corequisite:  MATH 123L  

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MATH 125/125L: Calculus II & Lab

Credits 4

Description:
A continuation of the study of calculus, including the study of sequences, series, polar coordinates, parametric equations, techniques of integration, applications of integration, indeterminate forms, and improper integrals. 

Prerequisites and Corequisites
Course prerequisite:  MATH 123   Course corequisite:  MATH 125L   

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MATH 216: Discrete Structures

Credits 3 

Description:
Elementary logic, sets, relations and functions, recursion, mathematical induction, an introduction to graph theory, combinatorics and algebraic structures. 

Prerequisites and Corequisites
Course prerequisite:  MATH 102

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MATH 225: Calculus I & Lab

Credits 4

 

Description:
A continuation of the study of calculus, including an introduction to vectors, vector calculus, partial derivatives, and multiple intergrals. 

Prerequisites and Corequisites
Course prerequisite:  MATH 125

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MCOM 151: Intro to Mass Communication

Credits 3

Description:
A comprehensive look at the mass media in the United States and the world. Includes discussions of newspapers, magazines, radio, television, books, movies, recordings, advertising and public relations. Also studies mass media rights and responsibilities, ethics and censorship.

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MTRO 201/201L: Meteorology

Credits 3 

Description:
An introductory course in weather and climate designed for both science and non-science students. Laboratory includes atmospheric measurements, and study of weather maps, atmospheric soundings, and climate data.

Prerequisites and Corequisites
Co-requisite:  MTRO 201L

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MUS 100: Music Appreciation

Credits 3

Description:
A non-technical discussion designed to increase the enjoyment and appreciation of music. Fulfills the music requirement in the general education program. 

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MUS 240: Music Cultures of the World

Credits 3 

Description:
The development of music and instruments as related to the music literature, social and cultural aspects of the various historical periods of music.

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NATV 110: The Native Studies Discipline

Credits 3  

Description:
This course formally introduces Native Studies as a discipline or field of study. The course examines the historical development of the discipline, including its theoretical frameworks and intellectual foundation, basic disciplinary concepts, research foci, criticism of the discipline, and the discipline’s future development within and without the academy.

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PHGY 230/230L: Human Physiology and Integrated Anatomy II

Credits 4

Description:
This course is a continuation of material covered in PHGY 220. Lectures, laboratory work and demonstrations will enable students to understand normal and abnormal function of the human body and provide a foundation for any future healthcare course. Integration of anatomical structure as it relates to physiology will also be incorporated.

Prerequisites and Corequisites
Prerequisitie PHGY 220 with “C” or better or the consent of the instructor
Corequisite PHGY 230L

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PHIL 100: Intro to Philosophy

Credits 3

Description:
Introduces competing philosophical views of reality, perception, learning, and values, emphasizing their relevance to the contemporary world. 

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PHIL 200: Introduction to Logic

Credits 3
Description:
Introduces the formal study of argumentation, including forms of logic, inductive and deductive reasoning, proofs, refutations and fallacies.

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PHIL 220: Introduction to Ethics

Credits 3
Description:
Examines the major currents and components of ethical theory from classical times to the present, investigating problems arising from specific theories, as well as critically analyzing the validity of these theories for current ethical concerns.

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PHYS 111: Intro to Physics I & Lab

Credits 3

Description:
This is the first course in a two semester algebra-level sequence, covering fundamental concepts of physics. The sequence is appropriate for pre-professional majors requiring two semesters of physics. Topics include classical mechanics, thermodynamics, and waves. 

Prerequisites and Corequisites
Course prerequisite: MATH 102 or 115 or 120 or 121 or 123 or 125 or 281   Course corequisite: PHYS 111

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PHYS 185: Intro to Astronomy I & Lab

Credits 2

Description:
This is a descriptive course that introduces students to solar system astronomy. Emphasis is placed on the development of astronomy, optical instruments and techniques, and solar system objects. 

Prerequisites and Corequisites
Course corequisite: PHYS 185

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PHYS 211/211L: University Physics I & Lab

Credits 4

Description:
This is the first course in a two semester calculus-level sequence, covering fundamental concepts of physics. This is the preferred sequence for students majoring in physical science or engineering. Topics include classical mechanics and thermodynamics. 

Prerequisites and Corequisites
Course prerequisite: MATH 123 or 125  Course corequisite: PHYS 211L 

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POLS 100: American Government

Credits 3

Description:
A study of the basic principles of the American system of government with emphasis on problems relating to governmental structure and policies.

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POLS 141: Governments of the World

Credits 3

Description:
An introduction to political systems of the world, emphasizing political philosophy and comparative government. The course focuses on democratic systems other than the United States, authoritarian systems and third world systems.

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POLS 201: Introduction to Criminal Justice

Credits 3

Description:
Overviews the criminal justice institutions involved in the operations of criminal law including the police, the attorney, the bail system, the trial, the guilty plea, sentencing, corrections and an analysis of criminal law in terms of why certain kinds of conduct are criminal in our society.

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POLS 250: World Politics

Credits 3

Description:
A study of international relations including the sources of power and conflict, and the methods by which states compete and cooperate with each other. Additional international actors and contemporary issues will be addressed.

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PSYC 101: General Psychology

Credits 3

Description:
This course is an introduction survey of the field of psychology with consideration of the biological bases of behavior, sensory and perceptual processes, learning and memory, human growth and development, social behavior and normal and abnormal behavior.

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REL 250: World Religions

Credits 3

Description:
Introduces the major religions of humankind, examining the function and diversity of religious expression in human experience, and the role of these religions in international relations.

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RUSS 101: Introductory Russian I

Credits 4

Description:
Fundamentals of language, enabling the student to understand, speak, read and write simple Russian. Emphasis on practical usage. 

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SOC 100: Intro to Sociology

Credits 3

Description:
Comprehensive study of society, with analysis of group life, and other forces shaping human behavior.

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SOC 150: Social Problems

Credits 3

Description:
A study of present day problems in contemporary societies, such as racism, sexism, ageism, alcoholism, drug addiction, physical and mental health, war and environmental issues - their significance and current policies and action.

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SOC 250: Courtship and Marriage

Credits 3

Description:
Courtship and marriage period given special emphasis, as are problems of mate selection, marital adjustments, reproduction, child-parent relations, divorce, and later years of marriage. 

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SPAN 101: Intro to Spanish I

Credits 4

Description:
Introduces the fundamental elements of Spanish sentence structure and vocabulary. Promotes speaking, listening and writing within a cultural context. Class work may be supplemented with required aural/oral practice outside of class.

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SPAN 102: Intro to Spanish II

Credits 4

 

Description:
Introduces the fundamental elements of Spanish sentence structure and vocabulary. Promotes speaking, listening, and writing within a cultural context. Class work may be supplemented with required aural/oral practice outside of class.

Prerequisites and Corequisites
Course prerequisite: SPAN 101

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SPAN 201: Intermediate Spanish I

Credits 3

Description:
Students use previously learned elements of fundamental Spanish to improve speaking, reading, writing, and listening skills. Authentic materials promote the understanding of Hispanic culture.

Prerequisites and Corequisites
Course prerequisite: SPAN 102

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SPAN 202: Intermediate Spanish II

Credits 3

 Description:
Continuation of SPAN 201 with more emphasis on using grammar structures in an interactive way. Further study of the Hispanic world.

Prerequisites and Corequisites
Course prerequisite: SPAN 201

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SPCM 101: Fundamentals of Speech

Credits 3

Description:
Introduces the study of speech fundamentals and critical thinking through frequent public speaking practice, including setting, purpose, audience, and subject.

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SPCM 215: Public Speaking

Credits 3

Description:
Sharpens students skills in platform speaking events, covering the preparation for and delivery of competitive speaking formats including oral interpretation, persuasive, expository, impromptu, extemporaneous, and after dinner speaking.

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STAT 281: Intro to Statistics

Credits 3

Description:
A study of descriptive statistics including graphs, measures of central tendency and variability and an introduction to probability theory, sampling and techniques of statistical inference with an emphasis on statistical applications.

Prerequisites
MATH-102 MATH-104 MATH-115 MATH-120 MATH-121 MATH-123 or MATH-125

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THEA 100: Intro to Theatre

Credits 3

Description:
Introductory course designed to enhance the student’s enjoyment and understanding of the theatrical experience. Play readings, films, and demonstrations acquaint the students with the history and techniques of the theatrical art.

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THEA 131: Intro to Acting

Credits 3

Description:
Designed for the non-major interested in exploring acting as a means of improving communication skills and self-expression. Includes specific process for role development, text analysis, and opportunities to practice the craft and art of acting.  

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THEA 201: Film Appreciation

Credits 3

Description:
This course explores the art of film and its impact on society. The student explores American and International cultures through the study of their films, filmmaking, and critical analysis.

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THEA 231: Acting I

Credits 3 

Description:
This first course in the department’s professional acting sequence introduces the functions and techniques of the craft of acting. It establishes foundation approaches to developing fundamental performance tools through vocal, physical, and psychological exercises; to develop skill in text analysis for the actor; evolution through rehearsal and performance.    

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