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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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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-adaptations.

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ANTH 230: Intro to Archaeology

Credits: 3

Description:
An introduction to anthropological archaeology. Examines long-term cultural development, man-land interaction, and field and laboratory methods. Includes a survey of 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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ART 123: Three Dimensional Design

Credits: 3

Description:
3-D visual problems solved through the organization of design elements, utilizing three dimensional design language revealed through its history, theory, aesthetics and materials.

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ARTH 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, sculpture, and architecture, in the historical and cultural development of world civilization from the renaissance through the 20th century.

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BIOL 101: Biology Survey & Lab

Credits 3

Description:
Study of the nature, diversity, and 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 104: Foundations of Biology for Educators & Lab

Credits 2

Description:
Course covers foundational topics in biology, such as ecology, evolution, physiology, genetics, morphology, and anatomy of animals, plants, fungi, and microbes. Intended to be taken with other science courses in the 104 series by students majoring in elementary education.

Prerequisites and Corequisites
Co-requisite: BIOL 104L

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BIOL 151: General Biology & Lab

Credits 4

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

Prerequisites and Corequisites
Course corequisite: BIOL 151L

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CHEM 106/106L: Chemistry Survey w/Lab

Credits 4

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

Prerequisites
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

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CHEM 112: General Chemistry I

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 112: Honors Principles of Chemistry & Lab

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

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ENGL 210: Intro to Literature

Credits 3

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

Prerequisites
ENGL 101

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ENGL 221: British Literature

Credits 3

Description:
A chronological survey of British literature from Old English through the 18th century. 

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

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ENGL 241: American Literature

Credits 3

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

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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ESPY 210: Lifespan Development

Credits 3

Description:
Study of the changes that take place during an individual’s life, from conception until death. Emphases placed on theory, psychosocial, biosocial, and cognitive development.

Prerequisites and Corequisites
Course prerequisites: ENGL 101 and 210, 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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FREN 101: Intro to French

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 101: Intermediate French

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: 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.

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GER 201: 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 101 and 102 

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GFA 101: Intro to Fine Arts

Credits 3

Description:
This course explores how and why the arts exist. Drama, dance, literature, music, visual arts, etc., are examined as inventions for sharing experiences.

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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 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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INED 211: South Dakota American Indian Culture

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 an introduction to 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.   

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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 103: Quantitative Literacy

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
MATH 095 Pre-College Algebra

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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: Jazz

Credits 3

Description:
Non-technical discussion designed to increase the enjoyment and appreciation of music. It fulfills the music requirement in the general education program. Specifically, Jazz Appreciation is designed for the non-music major as a general cultural course to increase knowledge and discrimination of Jazz. It is a comprehensive overview of the origins of Jazz up to modern trends.

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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 Anatomy & Physiology II w/Lab

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
PHGY 220 with “C” or better

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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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PHYS 111: Intro to Physics & 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 & 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: 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 202: Writing and Research in Political Science

Credits 3

Description:
This course stresses communication about political  science issues. The philosophy, scope, goals, context, and objectives of this  course are directed towards learning both writing and research skills for  effective communication.

Prerequisites and Corequisites
Pre-Requisite:  UHON 110, or ENGL 101 and ENGL 210

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POLS 210: State & Local Government

Credits 3

Description:
An analysis of the legal status, powers and functions, intergovernmental relations and political problems of state and local governments.

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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 222: Argumentation and Debate

Credits 3

Description:
Explores argument as a communication activity, construction sound arguments in a variety of venues and analyzing the contribution of argument to public dialogue on contemporary issues. 

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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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SUST 201: Sustainability and Society

Credits 3

Description:
This course will examine what is meant by the term sustainability and will assess how sustainability can be used as a framework to address complex societal issues including our food systems, social justice, and sustainable development.

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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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