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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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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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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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ARTH 100: Art Appreciation

Credits: 3

Description:
Explores the nature of art in various aesthetic, formal and psychological dimensions involving analysis of art objects for understanding, enjoyment and life enhancement.

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ARTH 212: History of World Art II

Credits: 3

Description:
Art and architecture in the historical and contextual development of the role of visual arts including crafts, drawing, painting, sculpture, and architecture, in the historical and cultural development of world civilization from the renaissance through the 20th century.

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BIOL 103: Biology Survey II & Lab

Credits 4

Description:
Study of energetics; plant growth; development and reproduction; animal structure and function.

Prerequisites and Corequisites
Course corequisite: BIOL 103L

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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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CHEM 104/104L: Foundations of Chemistry for Educators

Credits 4

Description:
Covers foundational topics in Chemistry, including the concept of the atom, molecules and salts, intermolecular forces, chemical properties, quantitative chemistry, chemical reactions, chemical energy, and organic and biochemistry. Intended to be taken with other science courses in the 104 series by students majoring in elementary educations.

Prerequisites and Corequisites
Co-requisite: CHEM 104L

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CHEM 107:107L: Organic and Biochemistry Survey & Lab

Credits 4

Description:
A survey of organic and biological chemistry. A continuation of CHEM 106.

Prerequisites and Corequisites
Course prerequisite: CHEM 106 Course corequisite: CHEM 107L.

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CHEM 114:114L: General Chemistry II

Credits 4

Description:
A continuation of CHEM 112. An introduction to the basic principles of chemistry for students needing an extensive background in chemistry.

Prerequisites and Corequisites
Course prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CHEM 112. MATH 102,115,120,121,123,125 or 281.  Course corequisite: CHEM 114L

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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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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 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 222: British Literature II

Credits 3

Description:
A chronological survey of British literature from the 19th century to the present. 

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

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ENGL 242: American Literature II

Credits 3

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

Prerequisites and Corequisites
Course prerequisites: ENGL 101 and210, 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 and210, 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 102: Introductory French II

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.

Prerequisites and Corequisites
Prerequisite: FREN 101

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FREN 202: Intermediate French II

Credits 4

Description:
Continues FREN 201. Laboratory as required.

Prerequisites and Corequisites
Course prerequisite: FREN 201

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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 102: Intro to 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.

Prerequisites and Corequisites
Course prerequisite: GER 101

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GER 202: Intermediate German II

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 201  

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HIST 112: World Civilization II

Credits 3

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

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HIST 122: Western Civilization II

Credits 3

Description:
Surveys the evolution of western Civilization from its beginnings into the Reformation era to the present. 

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HIST 152: United States History II

Credits 3

Description:
Surveys development of the United States since the Civil War and reconstruction.  

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LAKL 102: Intro to Lakota II

Credits 3

Description:
This course is a continuation of the Lakota language in both written and oral forms. Emphasis is placed on a pronunciation, a more extended examination of grammar, expanded vocabulary, and continued practice in reading, writing and speaking Lakota. Language tables are used to enhance fluency in conversational Lakota.

Prerequisites and Corequisites
Course prerequisite: AIS 101 or LAKL 101

   

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LATI 102: Advanced 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 103/103L: Quantitative Literacy & Lab

Credits 3

Description:
This course is designed to provide the liberal arts student with practical number theory, logical thinking, and mathematical skills to be quantitatively literate. The student will develop critical thinking skills, interpret data, and reason quantitatively to solve authentic problems and increase their confidence with mathematics while simultaneously building a cultural appreciation for the relevant and meaningful role that mathematics plays in many areas of life. Students will use information and knowledge from multiple areas to apply mathematics to new situations and dynamical processes.

Prerequisites and Corequisites
Prerequisite: MATH 095 Pre-College Algebra   Corequisite: MATH 103L

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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: 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: 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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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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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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PHGY 220/220L: Human Physiology and Integrated Anatomy

Credits 4

Description:
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
CHEM 106 with “C” or better or the consent of the instructor

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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 113: Intro to Physics II & Lab

Credits 3

Description:
This is the second course in a two semester algebra-level sequence, covering fundamental concepts of physics. Topics include electricity and magnetism, sound, light, optics and some modern physics concepts.

Prerequisites and Corequisites
Course prerequisite: PHYS 111   Course corequisite: PHYS 113

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PHYS 187: Intro to Astronomy II & Lab

Credits 2

Description:
This is a descriptive course that introduces students to solar system astronomy. Emphasis is placed on stars, nebulae, galazies and cosmology  

Prerequisites and Corequisites
Course corequisite: PHYS 187

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PHYS 213: University Physics II & Lab

Credits 4

Description:
This is the second 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 electricity and magnetism, sound, light and optics.  

Prerequisites and Corequisites
Course prerequisite: PHYS 211   Course corequisite: PHYS 213L 

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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.

Prerequisites and Corequisites

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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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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 201: Interpersonal Communication

Credits 3

Description:
Studies modes of interpersonal communication through readings, and experiential discussions of the role of interpersonal communications in common situations within our society.

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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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