Catalog 2016-2017 > Course Descriptions
Course designations: Art/Aesthetic (A); Humanities/Fine Arts (HFA); International Global Awareness (IG); Natural Science (NS); Non-Western (NW); Social Science (SS); Studio/Performance (ST); Writing Intensive (W).
All accounting majors must complete 30 hours of service. At least 30 days prior to graduation, accounting majors must submit the ACC 099 Class Registration form along with documentation of service hours to the department chair for approval. Acceptable documentation includes a co-curricular transcript issued by the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement, Beta Alpha Psi service hour documentation, Delta Sigma Phi service hour documentation, a letter from an officer of a service organization or other verifiable documents of service. The department chair will review the documents and submit a passing grade to the registrar for completion of the requirement.
ACC 202 focuses on the external financial reporting of enterprises. The course examines the creation, flow and analysis of enterprise financial information, including the income statement, balance sheet, statement of retained earnings and cash flow statement in accordance with accepted accounting principles. Students conduct introductory Internet research on published company financial information.
ACC 203 focuses on the concepts, systems, procedures and decision models that help managers analyze, interpret and improve business results. Managerial accounting encompasses various systems for calculating the cost of a product or service; tools for the evaluation of business segments; models for making decisions concerning a variety of special decisions; planning and budgeting for operations and capital items; and exposure to ethical norms and dilemmas in the context of accounting and finance. The course includes Excel spreadsheet applications.
ACC 304 helps students apply cost accounting methods in a variety of organizational business settings by developing accounting information that is timely, relevant and useful for formulating strategy, making non-routine decisions and planning and controlling operations. Topics covered include cost accumulation, assignment and behavior; planning, budgeting, evaluating and controlling operations; and tactical decision-making.
This course expands the students’ understanding of generally accepted accounting principles. The theory covered includes the FASB’s conceptual framework, FASB codification of accounting standards, international financial reporting standards and the accounting process. This theoretical background is then applied to the preparation of financial statements and the use of time-value of money concepts to measure financial statement elements, revenue recognition and accounting for cash, receivables, inventories and long-term assets.
ACC 351 is a pragmatic study of accounting information systems. The course covers accounting systems concepts, systems documentation, transaction processing systems, database systems, e-accounting systems, accounting software systems, enterprise systems, systems acquisition/development, systems security/control and emerging issues related to accounting systems and their supporting information technologies.
ACC 352 covers the U.S. federal taxation system, concentrating on issues of individual taxation. There is significant emphasis on research tools and technology in the taxation field. Students complete a volunteer tax clinic during the spring term, requiring some evening or weekend commitment. Successful completion of the volunteer project partially fulfills the ACC 099 service requirement.
ACC 401 covers generally accepted auditing and attestation standards, professional ethics, auditing and attestation reporting requirements and objectives. The course includes topics on the auditing profession, audit reports, professional ethics, audit responsibilities and objectives, audit evidence, audit planning, materiality and risk, and other assurance and non-assurance services.
ACC 405 covers long-term investments, emphasizing equity investments, corporate combinations (mergers and acquisitions, including acquisitions accomplished in a series of steps) and the preparation of consolidated financial statements for wholly owned and partially owned subsidiaries, including the elimination of intercompany profits and losses. Partnership accounting also is addressed for income/loss sharing, ownership changes and liquidation.
ACC 420 expands the student's study of generally accepted accounting principles. The course covers the theory and methodology involved in accounting for investments, current liabilities, long-term debt, leases, deferred income taxes, pensions, stockholders’ equity, earnings per share and accounting changes. The course also covers the preparation of the statement of cash flows and differences between US GAAP and IFRS.
ACC 431 introduces the underlying accounting concepts, methods of accounting and financial statement preparation for state and local governments and other not-for-profit organizations such as charities, universities and colleges, and health care organizations. Accounting standards and procedures for these types of organizations are significantly different from those of for-profit organizations, and this course provides the student with the ability to prepare, read and understand financial statements of not-for-profit entities.
ACC 453 examines laws, regulations and court opinions governing taxation of corporations, partnerships and estates. There is significant exposure to tax research tools. Students complete a volunteer tax clinic requiring some evening or weekend commitment.
ACC 490 examines practical aspects of accounting through a paid accounting internship at a firm under supervision of faculty and firm representatives. This course may not be used to satisfy major requirements. It may be repeated for credit beyond 124 hours. Approval of the accounting department chair required.
ACC 495 is offered at the discretion of the accounting department. Subject may focus on a topic of current interest in the field, training in a specific area of the field or a topic that is of interest to a particular group of students.
ACC 499 is a readings or independent studies course taken for variable credit. May not be used as an elective in the accounting major.
For graduate students only. ACC 500 examines the accounting principles and techniques involved in the creation and interpretation of key external accounting financial statements, and covers key topics in managerial accounting techniques to support management decision-making.
For graduate students only (to be taken as one of the first three MBA courses). This course applies contemporary financial and managerial accounting concepts and techniques to examine how organizations create value for stakeholders. The financial accounting component involves in-depth analysis of external financial reports and introduces the rudiments of equity valuation. The managerial accounting module focuses on decision-making as it relates to planning, organizing and controlling operating activities. Consideration is also given to business ethics and global issues relevant to the topic areas.
For graduate students only. ACC 620 explores financial accounting theory and policy, as well as the history of the accounting profession and financial accounting standard-setting. The conceptual framework, existing accounting standards and empirical research are used to expand the students' understanding of the economic, political, social and ethical issues related to accounting policy decisions.
For graduate students only. ACC 635 exposes students to the background and nature of ethical decision-making from personal, professional and societal points of view. Students learn how to recognize ethical issues in business, to reason effectively using higher-order moral thinking skills, to identify the elements of good governance and to perform risk assessment from business and assurance perspectives. Topics include ethical decision-making, why ethical decision-making is important to professional careers in accounting, the role of an ethical culture in business within the context of corporate governance and how risk assessment aids professional accountants.
For graduate students only. This course provides students with a pragmatic study of information systems (IS) audit/control and its significance for contemporary accounting practice. The course is designed to give students a working understanding of IT governance, IS risk management, IS resource control, IS security management and IS audit processes, with emphasis on accounting compliance and assurance concerns. Prevailing and/or emerging issues relating to IS audit/control are also explored, with consideration for the evolving responsibilities of accounting professionals in an IT-based control environment.
ACC 643 covers several complex topics including business combinations, consolidations, foreign currency transactions, translation of foreign currency financial statements, hedging and derivatives, and partnerships.
For graduate students only. ACC 645 explores the principles, metrics and techniques used to estimate the value of firms, and critically examines various value-building strategies. The course utilizes both free cash flow and economic profit models to value a publicly held company as a semester project. The course includes significant spreadsheet and Internet research components as well as a team and oral presentation emphasis.
For graduate students only. ACC 650 develops financial and evaluation tools for nonprofit executives. It includes an overview of financial reporting guidelines and techniques; accounting methods, systems and special topics related to nonprofit organizations; cost behaviors, measurements and analysis; the budgeting process and preparation of budgets; use of financial statement analysis; and the roles of executive officers and directors in financial management and internal controls.
For graduate students only. ACC 653 examines laws, regulations and court opinions governing taxation of corporations, partnerships and estates. There is significant exposure to tax research tools. Students complete a volunteer tax clinic requiring some evening or weekend commitment.
For graduate students only. ACC 655 applies fraud examination methodology to the three major types of occupational fraud: corruption, asset misappropriation and fraudulent financial statements. Fraud examination is a methodology for resolving allegations of fraud from inception to disposition. This methodology covers topics related to the prevention, detection and investigation of fraud.
For graduate students only. ACC 660 provides a pragmatic study on international accounting and reporting issues facing multinational corporations. Topics include worldwide accounting diversity, the international financial reporting standards (IFRS), foreign currency transactions and hedging exchange risks, translation of foreign currency financial statements and international transfer pricing.
International students must consult with the Office of International Programs. May be used to satisfy practicum requirements.
A course offered at the discretion of the accounting department. Subjects may focus on a topic of current interest in the field, training in a specific area of the field or a topic that is of interest to a particular group of students.
For graduate students only. Contemporary topics in accounting.
Introduction to the Air Force in a contemporary world through a study of its total force structure and mission.
A study of the strategic offensive and defensive forces, general purpose forces and aerospace support forces that make up the Air Force today.
Leadership Laboratory is required for each of the aerospace studies courses. It meets one hour and 45 minutes per week. Instruction is conducted within the framework of an organized cadet corps with a progression of experiences designed to develop each student's leadership potential. Leadership Laboratory involves a study of Air Force customs and courtesies; drill and ceremonies; career opportunities in the Air Force; and the life and work of an Air Force junior officer. Students develop their leadership potential in a practical laboratory, which typically includes field trips to Air Force installations.
A study of air power from balloons and dirigibles through the jet age. Emphasis is on the employment of air power in WWI and WWII, and how it affected the evolution of air power concepts and doctrine.
An historical review of air power employment in military and nonmilitary operations in support of national objectives. Emphasis is on the period from after WWII to the present.
Internship credit is given to any student who successfully completes a four-week Field Training (FT) encampment. FT is a mandatory program for all individuals seeking an Air Force officer commission through AFROTC. The program is designed to develop military leadership and discipline, provide Air Force orientation and motivation, and determine potential for entry into the Professional Officer Course en route to a career as an Air Force officer. FT is conducted at Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, AL. FT attendance is selective based upon a national competitive boarding process and the needs of the Air Force — not all students are selected for FT. To successfully complete FT, the student must complete at least 70 percent of the required training according to the Field Training syllabus, and not be absent from the FT encampment for more than 72 consecutive hours. The student also must pass the physical fitness test, attain a minimum 70 percent academic average and not be rated as "unsatisfactory" in any single performance factor block (sub-area) or receive an overall score of "unsatisfactory" on the AFROTC Form 70, Field Training Performance Report.
An integrated management course emphasizing the individual as a manager in an Air Force milieu. Individual motivational and behavioral processes, leadership, communication and group dynamics are covered to provide a foundation for development of the junior officer's professional skills as an Air Force officer (officership). The basic managerial processes involving decision-making, utilization of analytic aids in planning, organizing and controlling in a changing environment are emphasized as necessary professional concepts.
A continuation of the study of Air Force advancement and leadership. Concentration is on organizational and personal values, management of forces in change, organizational power, politics, and managerial strategy and tactics discussed within the context of the military organization. Actual Air Force cases are used to enhance the learning and communication processes.
A study of the armed forces as an integral element of society, with emphases on American civil-military relations and the context within which U.S. defense policy is formulated and implemented. Special themes include societal attitudes toward the military and the role of the professional military leader-manager in a democratic society.
A continuation of the study of the armed forces in contemporary American society. Concentration is on the requisites for maintaining adequate national security forces; political, economic and social constraints on the national defense structure; the impact of technological and international developments on strategic preparedness; the variables involved in the formulation and implementation of national security policy; and military justice and its relationship to civilian law.
Beginning Arabic with emphasis on the cultural context in which Arabic is used. Emphasis is on achieving a full mastery of Arabic sounds and the Arabic writing system, as well as basic proficiency in everyday conversational Arabic, including greetings and other common expressions.
Beginning Arabic with emphasis on the cultural context in which Arabic is used. Emphasis is on achieving a full mastery of Arabic sounds and the Arabic writing system, as well as basic proficiency in everyday conversational Arabic, including greetings and other common expressions.
Develops a greater understanding of the Arabic language and the diversity of cultures in the Arabic-speaking world, as well as speaking, reading and writing skills.
This course surveys arts administration and leadership best practices in the visual arts, theatre, dance and music industries. Topics covered include best practices in administration; marketing, public relations and programming; financial management, accounting and fundraising; advocacy and cultural policy; entrepreneurship and leadership; and the not-for-profit and for-profit sectors.
The content of this seminar varies, as announced in syllabus. May be repeated for additional credit if content varies.
Students get on-the-job experience in fine arts management agencies. The Tampa Arts Council, Plant Museum and Scarfone/Hartley Galleries are representative of internship sites. The internship should be taken throughout the sophomore, junior and senior years, with 2 credit hours for seniors to combine with ARM 480, Senior Seminar.
A non studio-oriented course designed to increase an overall understanding of art. The course concentrates on the various social and historical factors that have affected art throughout time. Issues examined include why art is created; how it is used; how it affects us, collectively and individually; how it is formed; and the value it has for enriching our lives. May not be used to satisfy major or minor degree requirements in art.
A studio/performance-oriented course that introduces traditional problems in drafting and pictorial organization. Involves development of pictorial form and space by line and value through a variety of media.
A studio / performance-oriented course that introduces materials and fabrication methods commonly used within a fine arts studio setting. Involves development of two and three-dimensional forms using a variety of media with the goal of familiarizing students with an array of artistic processes. A focus will be placed on safe and conscientious studio practices.
A studio/performance-oriented course covering the fundamental principles of visual organization. Emphasizes two-dimensional design and the use and theory of color.
We live in a three-dimensional world. You walk through real space; you touch real form. It is important to understand the elements and principles of art, which embrace these realms. Three-dimensional design will introduce the fundamental concepts of the visual elements; mass, volume, space, texture, light, time, color organized employing the principles of unity and variety, rhythm, balance, relative dominance, scale and proportion. Emphasis will be placed on the development of personalized concepts that explore technical and aesthetics considerations utilizing effective techniques and workmanship.
An introductory studio/performance-oriented course designed to acquaint the student with the principles of ceramics as a medium for aesthetic expression. Emphasis is given to hand-building techniques, surface enrichment, ceramic history, ceramic geology, aesthetics and conceptual development.
A studio/performance-oriented course that introduces students to various aspects of painting in both representational and abstract forms. Traditional and contemporary painting techniques and concepts are surveyed. Emphasis is placed on color theory. Perceptual training by means of still-life exercises, problem-solving assignments and freedom to use the imagination are also stressed.
A studio/performance-oriented course focusing on sculptural form and problems through the sculptural use of classic and contemporary materials and methods. Emphasizes the separate nature of carved and modeled forms and the value of the character of the material on the final work.
A studio/performance-oriented course that is a continuation of ART 202.
A studio/performance-oriented course that provides an introduction and investigation into illustration techniques, principals, concepts and styles applied to both traditional and digital illustration. This course involves the correlation between materials and themes. Emphasis is on studying existing illustration styles and techniques.
A studio/performance-oriented course offering an introduction to materials and techniques of photography, with an emphasis on observation and visualization.
A studio/performance-oriented course that introduces problems in pictorial organization using the human figure and other organic forms as reference.
A studio/performance-oriented course that introduces electronic and digital tools for use in diverse media projects. Covers the history, evolution and theory of relevant technology in order to provide context for the hardware and software used in the class. Laboratory fee required.
Art and Technology is a course conceived to provide a context for the development of art and its interrelations with technology. Students examine the definition of multimedia and its evolution toward what is currently known as hypermedia. Special emphasis is placed on the creation and transformation of technology used in the 20th century, such as radio, television, computers, the Internet and networked environments. Developments are related to historic art movements.
A studio/performance-oriented course that explores 3-D computer modeling, surface texturing and virtual lighting for the purpose of creating digital reproductions of still images. Includes an investigation into the concept of virtual and artificial reality imagery. Laboratory fee required.
A studio/performance-oriented course that gives an introduction to three-dimensional computer animation, exploring the basic techniques of modeling and animation. The course also includes necessary aspects of texture mapping, deformation, motion control, lighting, cameras and rendering. Laboratory fee required.
An introductory studio/performance-oriented course designed to acquaint students with the principles of creating ceramic sculpture. Emphasis is given to the specific construction techniques relevant for ceramic sculptural creation, surface enrichment, incorporation of mixed-media, glazing, ceramic geology, mold-making, a study of historical and contemporary ceramic sculpture, aesthetic criticism and conceptual idea development.
An introductory studio/performance-oriented course designed to acquaint students with the principles of wheel thrown ceramics as a technique for aesthetic expression. Emphasis is given to the development of wheel throwing techniques, surface enrichment and glazing, ceramic geology, a study of historical and contemporary wheel thrown ceramics, aesthetic criticism and conceptual idea development.
An introductory studio/performance-oriented course designed to acquaint students with the ancient and modern techniques and principles of working with terra cotta (earthenware) and the Japanese process of raku as media for aesthetic expression. Emphasis is given to the specific handbuilding techniques relevant for working with terra cotta and the raku process. Surface enrichment, glazing, ceramic geology, a study of historical and contemporary terra cotta and raku, methods of firing, aesthetic criticism and conceptual idea development are also included.
An introductory studio/performance-oriented course designed to acquaint students with the principles of producing and installing ceramic murals, tiles and mosaics as a medium for aesthetic expression. Emphasis is given to the specific techniques used to produce ceramic murals, tiles and mosaics; surface enrichment; incorporation of mixed-media; glazing; ceramic geology; a study of historical and contemporary ceramic murals, tiles and mosaics; installation; mounting; aesthetic criticism; and conceptual idea development.
This is an introduction to art therapy that includes a historical overview, an examination of professional standards of practice, educational requirements, ethics, research and assessment. Provides an overview of art therapy’s role in comparison to related professions and how art therapists can collaborate with related professionals. Students will explore the field of art therapy through a combination of scholarly discussion and direct engagement with art processes.
This course will include introduction to the theory, practice and history of lithography. Techniques include wet and dry media on stone and plate and photo/digital processes. Historical and contemporary lithography printing practices will be explored. Students will be introduced to artists working in this media, as well as a range of possibilities for their own work.
Teaches the technique of animation as a visual medium, and enables students (regardless of major) to design, script, write, direct and communicate concepts through animation. Emphasizes art, history, movement, audio design and writing. May be used to fulfill the general distribution requirements for the humanities if not used for the communication or film and media arts majors. Laboratory fee required.
A studio/performance-oriented course aimed at students interested in working in multiple mediums. It is designed to explore beginning interests in drawing, painting, photography and 3-D forms as an investigation into the contemporary practice of combining artistic media. The course emphasizes experimentation and exploration of new materials, new processes and new ways to put things together. Students will further their technical ability while thinking conceptually about where painting lies today.
A studio/performance-oriented course intended to question the limits and boundaries of painting as a creative medium, stressing investigation in media and technique. Issues of traditional as well as nontraditional aspects of painting are brought into light in the context of a contemporary discourse. Experimentation in concept and media will be encouraged.
A critical and analytical study of the architecture, sculpture, painting and minor arts from the Prehistoric era to the Gothic period. Emphasis is given to the social and cultural influences that affected the development of art in Western civilizations.
A critical and analytical study of the architecture, sculpture, painting and minor arts from the Renaissance to the 20th century. Emphasis is given to the social and cultural influences that affected the development of art in Western civilizations.
A critical and analytical study of significant primitive historical and prehistoric works of art with reference to architecture, sculpture, painting and the minor arts.
A critical and analytical study of significant pre-Columbian works of art with reference to architecture, sculpture, painting and the minor arts.
A critical and analytical study of ancient Middle Eastern historical works of art with reference to architecture, sculpture, painting and the minor arts.
A critical and analytical study of the ancient Mediterranean area and significant Greco-Roman works of art with reference to architecture, sculpture, painting and the minor arts.
A critical and analytical study of significant Medieval works of art with reference to architecture, sculpture, painting and the minor arts.
A critical and analytical study of significant Renaissance works of art with reference to architecture, sculpture, painting and the minor arts.
A critical and analytical study of significant Baroque and Rococo works of art with reference to architecture, sculpture, painting and the minor arts.
A critical and analytical study of 20th-century painting, sculpture, photography and architecture with an emphasis on the conditions and circumstances that caused them to evolve to their present states.
A critical and analytical study of the architecture, sculpture, painting and minor arts of the Far Eastern cultures of India, China and Japan.
A critical and analytic study of neo-classicism, romanticism, realism, impressionism and post-impressionism including influences on the development of contemporary Western art, with specific references to painting, sculpture and architecture.
A critical and analytical study of the history of graphic design, from the 14th century to present with major references to Movable type, the Renaissance, Art Nouveau, Modern, Post-Modern and Digital eras.
Art Immersion is a unique travel course that combines art history, fine arts and design. The course will immerse students firsthand in a vibrant art scene. On location students visit the several art fairs, galleries, museums and the working studios of prominent artists or graphic design firms. In the seminar portion of the course, readings and discussion focus on artists/design firms and art movements from the early 20th century to the present. Possible destinations include New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami and Washington, D.C. May be repeated for credit. If taken twice, this course can fulfill a required art history course for the art, digital arts and graphic design majors. A travel fee is required.
This travel course is open to all students interested in learning and exploring historical movements and current trends in design and new media. Focusing on experiential learning, students will visit cities, museums, institutions and events that are relevant to the fields of graphic and industrial design, typography, digital arts, interactive media, animation and new technologies. Possible destinations include Europe, Asia, Oceania and the Americas. Travel fee is required.
This is a required course for all art majors that focuses on career preparation and professional development for visual artists. It presents a wide variety of professional skills such as goal setting; professional ethics; portfolio basics and imaging strategies; writing cover letters, artist's statements and gallery proposals; exhibiting in galleries, museums and alternative spaces; self-initiated projects and exhibitions; networking and public relations; applying for grants and residencies; applying for internships, jobs and graduate schools; and locating helpful resources. Prerequisite: The "foundations" courses: ART 102, 103, 104, 105, 210 and at least one other 200-level art course. Students must earn a C or better in this course and all requisite courses to enroll in ART 498 or 499.
A studio/performance-oriented course designed to provide a more intensive investigation into the ceramic art medium. Emphasis is given to the development of a more personalized aesthetic approach, kiln firing and glaze development.
A studio/performance-oriented course designed to give intensified experience in sculptural form with emphasis on individual experimentation and competence in one or more sculptural materials.
A studio/performance-oriented course that is a continuation of ART 231, 232, and 233.
A studio/performance-oriented course that is a continuation of ART 102 and 209, with emphasis on the relationship of advanced principles to pictorial organization and drawing as a final form.
A studio/performance-oriented course that is an introductory study of the creative processes associated with the graphic design field. Emphasis on creative problem-solving, basic design principles and the integration of type and imagery as applied to realistic graphic design problems. Laboratory fee required.
A studio/performance-oriented course designed to increase students' technical knowledge and ability for individual expression. Problems involve multiple imagery, serial photography and other exercises to increase students' creative potential. Encourages experimentation with larger format as well as other aspects of the photographic medium.
A studio/performance-oriented course designed to increase students' understanding of typography as it relates to visual communication and graphical expression while exploring both traditional and nontraditional forms.
A studio/performance-oriented course that is a continued exploration of graphic and time based tools with emphasis on the creative usage of programming languages. The class will be centered around the interactive manipulation of traditional and experimental time based media and graphics. Laboratory fee required.
A studio/performance-oriented course that is an advanced Web design and production class addressing the history and culture of the Internet and exploring the Web as a domain for publication and expression for online producers. Special emphasis is placed on defining the differences between client-side and server-side creations, and how these affect the content and presentation of the information on the Web. It also emphasizes the evolution of multimedia into hypermedia through the use of client/server tools, Web services, programming languages and databases. Laboratory fee required.
A studio/performance-oriented course that investigates three-dimensional computer animation, including advanced techniques of modeling and animation. This course also includes necessary aspects of texture mapping, character rigging, motion control, animation principles, digital lighting, virtual camera principles, particle effects, dynamics and rendering. Laboratory fee required.
A studio/performance-oriented course that emphasizes the development of the creative process as applied to design problem-solving. Focus is on the development of ideas and the tools used to execute design solutions. Subjects covered include publication, branding, advanced typographic application, packaging, and various other print-related subjects. Laboratory fee required. Laboratory fee required.
A studio/performance-oriented course focused on the advanced study of graphic design as it relates to higher levels of industry-related application. A more in-depth exploration of conceptual thinking, typography and investigative tools used to solve communicative problems will be the primary focus of this class. Laboratory fee required.
Overview of art therapy as it applies to children and adolescents. Explores the development and psychology of art as indicators of a child’s experience. Students will learn to apply their foundational art therapy knowledge to work with a variety of child and adolescent populations.
Overview of art therapy as it applies to the complications of adult life experiences. Explores the intrinsic therapeutic value of adult art expressions and their ability to serve as a form of metaverbal communication. Students will learn to apply their foundational art therapy knowledge to work with a variety of adult client populations.
A studio/performance-oriented course that explores the therapeutic properties of art media and techniques through direct engagement. Processes will be assessed for their appropriateness with a variety of client populations and potential to assist in meeting specific treatment goals. Students will learn how to convey the richness of their own experience through art in order to more effectively and empathically elicit therapeutic art from clients.
The course objective is to professionalize the implementation and production of animation techniques, including the use of computers. Advanced projects deal with specific problems and exercises in drawing, storyboard and script/visual analysis. May not be used to satisfy general distribution requirements. Laboratory fee required.
This course involves investigations of descriptive painting from the human form. Issues of light, space and color interaction are stressed. Students study both from the old masters and contemporary paintings, as well as from the live model. Students investigate both perceptual and conceptual approaches to painting the figure. The final goal is for each student to begin to realize their own style and to channel it toward a successful figure painting.
This course explores the fundamental principles of abstraction and examines the way artists interpret their visual experiences. A strong emphasis on color, composition, alignment, texture and shape relationships is emphasized. This class familiarizes students with the ways and means of abstract art and encourages each individual to approach abstraction in a way sympathetic to his or her state of consciousness. Students are encouraged to consider their identity, ethnicity, preference to subject matter and awareness of self. The class addresses different approaches to abstract painting in regard to technique, theory and history.
This course is an introduction to the art and history of the book. It includes studio experience with letterpress printing, typography and typesetting, principles of editing and publishing, creative writing, graphic design, illustration, papermaking and bookbinding. The primary aims of the class are to introduce students to the aesthetic, cultural and material dimensions of the reading experience, to enhance their understanding of how physical and visual presentation shapes a reader’s perceptions, and to introduce the history, craft and art of the physical book. Equivalent to ENG 370.
For this 0-credit course, art students submit to the faculty for critique a portfolio that includes a small selection of the best pieces from each studio course taken at the University and from any institution from which UT has accepted credits. The portfolio is reviewed by no fewer than two faculty members. All portfolios are digitally documented. Students concentrating in art history submit a writing portfolio consisting of research papers completed in each art history class taken at UT or any institution from which UT has accepted credits. Unacceptable portfolios in both cases must be resubmitted no later than the end of the following semester.
This studio/performance-oriented course allows the professionally oriented art student to select and intensively explore ceramics with the guidance of a member of the art faculty. May be repeated for additional credit.
This studio/performance-oriented course allows the professionally oriented art student to select and intensively explore painting with the guidance of a member of the art faculty. May be repeated for additional credit.
This studio/performance-oriented course allows the professionally oriented art student to select and intensively explore sculpture with the guidance of a member of the art faculty. May be repeated for additional credit.
This studio/performance-oriented course allows the professionally oriented art student to select and intensively explore printmaking with the guidance of a member of the art faculty. May be repeated for additional credit.
This studio/performance-oriented course allows the professionally oriented art student to select and intensively explore drawing with the guidance of a member of the art faculty. May be repeated for additional credit.
This studio/performance-oriented course allows the professionally oriented art student to select and intensively explore photography with the guidance of a member of the art faculty. May be repeated for additional credit.
This studio/performance-oriented course allows the professionally oriented art student to select and intensively explore computer graphics with the guidance of a member of the art faculty. May be repeated for additional credit.
This studio/performance-oriented course involves placement in an advertising agency, magazine or related enterprise for hands-on work experience. May be repeated for additional credit.
This internship is designed to give students hands-on experience using art in a therapeutic capacity. Students may select from a number of agencies and work under the supervision of art therapists, artists in residence, art educators, child life specialists, activity therapists or counselors. May be repeated for additional credit.
This studio/performance-oriented course allows the professionally oriented art student to select and intensively explore the graphic arts with the guidance of a member of the art faculty. May be repeated for additional credit.
This studio/performance-oriented course is the capstone course for the concentration in this specific area of study. It allows the professionally oriented art student to select and intensively explore the digital arts and/or computer animation with the guidance of a member of the art faculty.
This studio/performance-oriented course offers an approach to learning how humans communicate through computers that starts by considering how we express ourselves physically. This course explores the nature of transduction, the usage of microcontrollers and their communication with other computers, and advances in human-computer interfaces and digital art. It requires a hands-on approach to writing code, soldering and building circuits and controls to determine how best to make these components relate to personal expression.
This studio/performance-oriented course explores issues concerning media and methods relevant to individually designated concepts in order to encourage students to develop their own vision and style. This course provides the time and focus to develop a significant and fully realized body of work while exploring the intellectual connections between work in the studio and readings, writings and discussions in contemporary art and culture. The objective is for students to develop, through research and practice, a personal vocabulary of imagery and ideas regarding painting. May repeat for credit.
This course introduces students to contemporary multimedia and installation art through both the study of the cutting-edge practitioners within the field and through the production of artwork. More specifically, the course provides students with an in-depth study of the development of multimedia art over the last 50 years and also teaches the tools for the production of such works. Modes of production covered include video projection, audio installation, site-specific works, land art and hybrid combinations of the above modes incorporating sculpture and other traditional media such as painting.
This studio/performance-oriented course allows the professionally oriented art student to select and intensively explore a specific area of interest with the guidance of a member of the art faculty.
This course is designed to coincide with the preparation and exhibition of the Senior Exhibit (studio art) or the preparation of a Senior Thesis (art history). Students concentrating in studio art learn the proper techniques and procedures for planning, presenting and mounting an organized body of work. Emphasis is also given to the development of an artist's statement and the proper techniques for photographic documentation. Required for digital arts majors, graphic design majors and BFA majors. Students concentrating in art history prepare a 10-15-page thesis based on a paper previously written in an art history course, and will take a short comprehensive exam.
Mandatory for New Media Production and Graphic Design. Can be taken in conjunction with ART 498 in order to participate in the BFA Senior Art Show. The Senior Project is a capstone class where students produce professional projects that summarize what they have learned in their area of concentration within their declared major. A faculty member with sufficient experience in the subject matter teaches the class as an independent study or as a full course, depending on the number of students interested in similar topics.
ASK 099 is open only to students who are recommended by the faculty Academic Appeals Committee. It is a semester-long course of seminars that meets one day a week. The lectures and activities presented are motivational and developmental. The topics include confidence, study approach, emotional well-being (coping with feelings of defeat, stress-management strategies), the importance of recognizing success, problem-solving, assessment of personal strengths and weaknesses, involvement in on-campus and community activities, setting realistic academic and life goals, health issues, taking responsibility for academic and career decisions, and dealing successfully with professors. University advising staff and guest speakers from several areas of the University facilitate the seminars.
An individualized skill-building course in which students enhance their academic skills using their own textbooks; improve their time management and organizational skills; and work on test-taking competencies. A basic class for students who understand that they will need new and different study skills to be successful in the college environment.
ASK 205 covers personal and academic skill sets taught at a higher level of rigor and intensity than ASK 100. The objective for the course is to have students recognize the importance of their role in their own college success while providing them with appropriate tools to achieve success. A holistic approach to success puts the emphasis on the student, not the skill. Students will learn to accept personal responsibility, discover self-motivation and self-awareness, set realistic and obtainable goals, become a critical thinker, cultivate emotional intelligence and become a life-long learner.
Is linked to ASK 205, as a complimentary laboratory course that provides the student with specific counseling in one-on-one and/or group support meetings, along with assigned exercises, in order to further support the student in their goals. The lab portion meets once a week for the duration of the semester.
Compliments and serves as a follow-up to ASK 205/205L. The objective of ASK 215L is to assist the student in successfully transitioning to a "normal" academic environment through application of the skills learned in ASK 205/205L. The course closely parallels coaching now being done by Academic Excellence Programs through the Coaching for Student Success program (CSS). STEP UP students who have successfully completed the summer courses and register for fall classes will be registered in ASK 215L to facilitate working with a coach. The student’s coach, in consultation with the student, will develop a plan of action for the semester.
Beginning American sign language with emphases on structure, basic vocabulary and an introduction to manual communication systems. Includes psychology, socioeconomics and philosophies of education of the deaf in the United States, as well as an explanation of the field of interpreting and historical notes on sign language worldwide.
Designed for non-science majors. Topics include naked-eye observations, planetary motion, the solar system and the origin, structure and evolution of stars, galaxies and the universe. Satisfies general distribution requirements. Lecture only.
This course is an introduction to the physics of astronomical phenomena, including celestial dynamics, the interaction of electromagnetic radiation and matter, planets, stellar structure, stellar evolution, stellar remnants, galaxies, dark matter, cosmology and the history of the universe. Lecture only.
This course involves instruction and supervised practice of selected athletic training skills emphasizing taping and wrapping techniques. Completion of this course includes practical examinations and clinical hour requirements. Students must be admitted into the pre-athletic training phase of the athletic training program to be eligible to enroll in this course.
Fundamental skills of athletic training examination and assessment, including examination approaches and techniques, assessment of status and documentation for individuals with sport-related injuries. Emphasis placed on musculoskeletal disorders. Case studies are used to facilitate learning.
Involves instruction and supervised practice of selected athletic training skills covering environmental hazards, emergency procedures and assessments, and technical application of selected physical agents and protective taping and wrapping. Completion of this course includes practical examinations and clinical experience requirements. Students must be admitted into the athletic training program to be eligible to enroll in this course.
Involves supervised practice of the skills and techniques used to evaluate and assess the injuries and illnesses encountered in the field of athletic training. Completion of this course includes practical examinations and clinical experience requirements. Students must be admitted into the athletic training program to be eligible to enroll in this course.
Seminar-style class with physicians and other health care specialists emphasizing the recognition and evaluation of injuries and illnesses, and the medical intervention and rehabilitation methods used for these problems.
Studies the scientific foundations and practice-based implementation of various therapeutic interventions in athletic training. Provides knowledge necessary to make clinical decisions as to which therapeutic interventions will be most effective in a rehabilitative intervention program. Clinical case studies are used to facilitate learning.
A continuation of Therapeutic Interventions I. Studies the scientific foundations and practice-based implementation of various therapeutic interventions in athletic training. Provides knowledge necessary to make clinical decisions as to which therapeutic interventions will be most effective in a rehabilitative intervention program. Clinical case studies are used to facilitate learning.
Involves instruction and supervised practice of selected athletic training skills. Completion of this course includes practical examinations and clinical experience. Students must be admitted into the athletic training program to enroll in this course.
A continuation of Assessment of Musculoskeletal Injuries I. Fundamental skills of athletic training examination and assessment, including examination approaches and techniques, assessment of status and documentation for individuals with sport-related injuries. Emphasis placed on musculoskeletal disorders. Case studies are used to facilitate learning.
Involves practical experience in evaluation and care of athletic injuries, including directed and self-directed clinical experiences at the University and off-campus clinical sites. Provides an opportunity for development of critical thinking skills to integrate previously acquired knowledge and skills in clinical practice and the care of patients. Requirements for course completion include in-services, practical examinations, clinical assessments and clinical experience. Students must be admitted into the athletic training program to enroll in this course.
This course is an experiential education course that focuses on conducting undergraduate research in athletic training and working along with a faculty member. The students will be engaged in project conception, background literature study, methodology, data collection, analyzing results and possible presentation of research to the larger community. At least two hours a week is required for each credit hour.
This course encompasses several of the professional-level competencies required for organization and administration in athletic training, including topics in budgeting, insurance and legal issues. Case studies are used to facilitate learning.
An intensive review of basic writing strategies and English usage offered as preparation for First Year Writing 101. The course emphasizes clarity, organization and purpose in the writing process. AWR 100 does not fulfill general distribution requirements, nor does it replace AWR 101 or 102. Students who have earned credit for AWR 101 or 102 may take this course only by written permission of the department chair. Students must complete AWR 100 with a grade of "C" or better to register for AWR 101.
Writing and Inquiry invites students to explore questions and think of themselves as writers, constructing answers rhetorically in academic and community contexts. During the writing process, students will consider their own and others' perspectives on a variety of vital personal, historical, philosophical, and social issues. Taking their own experiences and their peers' perspectives as credible sources of knowledge, students will expand their inquiries beyond the personal into complex discussions in academic, literary and public textual forms. Students will also practice appropriate use and critique of technology, using digital sources as support for their arguments and grounds for further inquiry. Students must complete AWR 101 with a grade of "C" or better to register for AWR 201.
This course is designed to develop and improve writing skills for students for whom English is a second language. Students may be required to take AWR 110 before enrolling in AWR 101 (see statement on placement testing in English in the Academic Programs section of the catalog). The professor also may recommend that a student take AWR 111 before enrolling in AWR 101. Must be completed with a grade of "C" or better to register for AWR 101. This course may not be used to fulfill the general distribution requirement.
AWR 201 teaches the process of writing effective expository essays. Includes extensive instruction and practice in research writing. May not count for the English or writing major or minor.
First-Year Seminar I is a required course for all incoming first-year students. Students learn the necessary skills for college success, including course planning, time management, study skills, basic research, personal and relationship issues, and student organization involvement. Grades in the First-Year Experience courses are awarded under the A-F graded system.
First-Year Seminar II is a required course for all second-semester freshmen. The course emphasizes major and career research and exploration, and general preparation for life after college. Grades in the First-Year Experience courses are awarded under the A-F graded system.
Transfer Students Seminar is an elective course for all first-semester transfer students regardless of age or previous college-level coursework. The fundamental goal of this course is to help transfer students (1) make a successful transition from another institution of higher learning to UT, (2) make the transition more meaningful and successful and (3) integrate the student into the UT community of learners. Students learn the necessary skills for successful transition to college life at UT, including college success strategies, schedule and degree planning, student involvement, as well as career and major decision-making. Grades in the First-Year Experience courses are awarded under the A-F graded system.
Military Veterans Seminar is a required course for all first-semester undergraduate military veterans regardless of age or previous college-level coursework. The fundamental goal of this course is to help make the transition from being a military veteran to college student more meaningful and successful, as well as to integrate students into the UT community. Students learn the necessary skills for successful transition to college life at UT, including course planning and student organization involvement, as well as career and major decision-making. Grades in First-Year Experience courses are awarded under the A-F graded system.
An interdisciplinary study concerned with the historical, ecological, social, political and economic ramifications of the global environmental crisis. Addresses issues such as demographics, energy, pollution, natural resources and environmental policy. Partially satisfies natural science distribution requirements of the baccalaureate experience but is not applicable toward a biology or marine science major or minor. Lecture only. *BIO 112T - study abroad courses are 4 credits when offered.
This course is a survey of topics in biological sciences for students not majoring in biological or chemical sciences. It is structured in a lecture/discussion format to allow flexibility in pursuit of contemporary topics in biology. Partially satisfies natural science distribution requirements of the baccalaureate experience but is not applicable toward a biology or marine science major or minor. Lecture only.
Explores the question, "How did species of plants and animals end up where they are?" The course focuses on the ways that millions of years of geological, oceanographic and climatic processes have directed the evolution of the earth's inhabitants. Topics include the general features of the earth's major biomes, the unique biotic features of the earth's major geographic regions, and the ways in which the study of biogeography has played an important role in the history of science. This course also examines the ways that our own species has been affected by, and continues to influence, the distribution of the planet's species. Partially satisfies natural science distribution requirements of the baccalaureate experience but is not applicable toward a biology or marine science major or minor. Lecture only.
Explores topics such as the value of biological diversity, threats to biodiversity, strategies employed to protect endangered species and habitats, and sustainable development. How the process of science is applied to the conservation of endangered species and habitats is the central theme of the course. Case studies focus on regions of the planet that have been designated as biodiversity hotspots. Satisfies a portion of the natural science component of the baccalaureate experience requirements but is not applicable toward a biology or marine science major or minor. Lecture only.
An experiential learning course focused on sustainability issues and solutions in urban areas around the world. Main topics include water, waste, energy, transportation and food. Includes cross-cultural comparison of lifestyles and resource usage, and site visits to relevant local facilities are included. Satisfies general distribution requirements. Partially satisfies natural science distribution requirements of the baccalaureate experience but is not applicable toward a biology or marine science major or minor. Lecture only.
Focuses on diseases and the organisms that cause them. These include bacteria, viruses, fungi, rickettsia and disease-causing protozoan. Additionally, the course focuses on infectious disease caused by medical and surgical practices and accidental injuries. Partially satisfies natural science distribution requirements of the baccalaureate experience but is not applicable toward a biology or marine science major or minor. Lecture only.
A study of biology, emphasizing cell structure, cell reproduction, cellular and organismal metabolism, cell signaling, immunology, endocrinology and mechanisms and genetic systems of plants and animals. Must be completed with a grade of “C” or better to count toward biology lower-core requirements and to enroll in BIO 199 (General Biology II).
Examines the diversity of life through investigations of the taxonomy, anatomy, physiology, behavior, ecology and evolution of all major prokaryotic and eukaryotic lineages. Basic ecological and evolutionary theory are focal points of the course, as these represent the mechanisms through which biological and physiological diversity arises. Must be completed with a grade of “C” or better to count toward biology lower-core requirements.
Examines the diversity of life through investigations of the taxonomy, anatomy, physiology, behavior, ecology and evolution of all major prokaryotic and eukaryotic lineages. Basic ecological and evolutionary theory are focal points of the course, as these represent the mechanisms through which biological and physiological diversity arises. Must be completed with BIO 199 (requires a grade of “C” or better) to count toward biology lower-core requirements.
A detailed survey of Mendelian, molecular and evolutionary genetics. Topics covered include mechanisms and patterns of inheritance, recombination, linkage, mapping, gene expression and regulation, mutation, DNA damage and repair, DNA technologies, population and quantitative genetics.
This course addresses the major concepts in the field of genetics with an emphasis on the molecular basis of genetics. Major topics include DNA and protein chemistry, prokaryotic and eukaryotic DNA replication, transcription, translation and gene regulation, protein trafficking, pedigree analysis, DNA technologies, DNA damage and repair, recombination, transposable elements, genomics, chromosome structure, transgenic organisms and current advances in molecular genetics.
This course is intended for students interested in the natural history, biology and ecology of the tropics, the most biologically diverse region of the world. Students will study evolutionary, ecological and other biological principles of tropical ecosystems and the natural history of the organisms that live there. We will examine conservation programs, sustainable development practices and the widespread impact of this region of the globe. The course culminates in a two-week travel experience where students will visit such places as lowland tropical rain forests, high elevation tropical cloud forests, coastal ecosystems, primary and secondary forests and more. In the field, students will conduct brief research programs designed to illustrate the possibilities of careers working in the tropics over a broad range of biological specialties, ranging from tropical biodiversity, evolution and sustainability to agriculture and medicine.
Examines relationships between species and their environment. Students explore the contributions of abiotic and biotic factors to limitations in numbers and distributions of organisms. A strong emphasis is placed upon classical ecological issues such as production dynamics, predator-prey interactions, and competition and life history strategies in marine, freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems.
A study of the structure, physiology, life histories and group relationships of invertebrate animals.
A study of the structure, ecology, behavior and taxonomy of the major vertebrate classes.
A study of the physiological basis of organismal adaptation to diverse habitats. Covers the environmental parameters impacting animal metabolism and plant productivity with a focus on the major stressors (e.g., water availability, heat, salinity, food supply, oxygen, radiation) in the habitats of each. Major topics include the adaptive and acclimative mechanisms in animals and plants with regard to osmoregulation, excretion, metabolism, respiration, circulation, neuromuscular systems and photosynthesis. The emphasis of the laboratory is on research exploring the adaptive and acclimative strategies employed by organisms under stress and the development of scientific communication skills.
A study of the physiological basis of organismal adaptation to diverse habitats. Covers the environmental parameters impacting animal metabolism and plant productivity with a focus on the major stressors (e.g., water availability, heat, salinity, food supply, oxygen, radiation) in the habitats of each. Major topics include the adaptive and acclimative mechanisms in animals and plants with regard to osmoregulation, excretion, metabolism, respiration, circulation, neuromuscular systems and photosynthesis. The emphasis of the laboratory is on research exploring the adaptive and acclimative strategies employed by organisms under stress and the development of scientific communication skills.
Studies the morphology, anatomy and physiology of vascular plants, with emphasis on plants and their role in human society. Additional emphases are placed upon plants' reproduction, response to environmental change, ethnobotany, medicinal botany and the development and uses of plants in ancient and modern human societies.
Studies the morphology, anatomy and physiology of vascular plants, with emphasis on plants and their role in human society. Additional emphases are placed upon plants’ reproduction, response to environmental change, ethnobotany, medicinal botany and the development and uses of plants in ancient and modern human societies.
Investigates the use of statistical methodology to evaluate biological hypotheses. Topics include basic experimental design, descriptive statistics, and scientific inference and hypothesis testing using statistical tests such as analysis of variance, correlation, regression, contingency tables and nonparametric equivalents. Example data sets drawn from ecology, general biology and biomedical sciences are used to explore concepts. Class time is broken into lecture and laboratory components.
Teaches students the applications of geographic information systems technology to a variety of biological issues including delimiting species and habitat distribution, identifying landscape-level relationships between abiotic and biotic factors and their spatial effects on populations; identifying potential effects of human activity on natural areas and populations; and developing management and regulatory policies including defining potential protected areas.
Covers many of the most threatening environmental problems facing society. When possible, these issues are discussed at local, national and global levels to demonstrate how policy and cultural differences impact the various threats to the environment and to the human population. Environmental threats are discussed both in the context of their impact on natural ecosystems and their potential threat to human health and economic growth.
Examines vertebrate evolution through a detailed study of the systems of the vertebrates.
This course examines the relationship between anatomy and the clinical reasoning skills used in medical diagnostics. The course relies on anatomical knowledge gleaned from dissections of model organisms as well as human prosections. This course is intended for advanced undergraduates with intentions of pursuing a career in the health professions.
A study of the structure, function and taxonomy of microorganisms, and their interactions with humans and their environment.
A study of the developmental process in animals with emphases on cellular mechanisms, controlling development and morphology of embryos.
A study of the major groups of parasites, emphasizing those affecting humans and domesticated animals. Examines the morphology, life history, ecology and pathogenicity of each parasite.
A study of the major physiological systems of animals from a comparative perspective. Covers functional anatomy, homeostasis, evolutionary relationships, neurophysiology, dynamics of muscle contraction, endocrinology, cardiovascular physiology and environmental physiology.
Examines the relationship between the unifying biological principles of evolutionary adaptation and the diversity of form and function found among fishes. The course considers the physical and biological selective pressures this group of vertebrates has faced during its evolutionary history and the morphological, physiological, developmental and behavioral adaptations that have arisen in response to these ecological factors. How fishes function in marine and freshwater ecosystems and the management actions being taken to conserve them as natural resources are examined.
A study of the biological and human factors relating to the current global extinction crisis and how conservation practices are used to evaluate and preserve threatened species and habitats. Emphases are placed upon how issues in ecology, population, biology and taxonomy affect the status of a species, and how these issues relate to policy and management decisions. Materials covered are connected to current literature in weekly discussion periods.
This lecture course covers the struggle between rapid human population growth, the availability of clean water, and the health of aquatic and wetland systems and the wildlife within. Covers a broad range of topics from three major themes: 1) water resource use and water pollution impacts and policy; 2) wetlands biology, impacts, legislation, jurisdictional determination and policy; and 3) the biology, impacts, assessment and conservation of aquatic and semi-aquatic wildlife. International case studies will augment a focus on water issues in the U.S.
A study of general cellular organization, the physico-chemical aspects of living systems, cell energetics, cell membrane systems, signal transduction and second messenger systems, membrane phenomenon and cell cycle.
Uses an inquiry-based approach to explore how genetic data are used to answer research questions in conservation, evolution and ecology. The course focuses on the main approaches and limitations to selecting genetic markers, collecting and analyzing genetic data, that are used in current research. For example, we will cover genealogical data (e.g., DNA sequence), codominant allele data (e.g., microsatellite), expression data (e.g., cDNA) and single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) data. Topics will be broached as hypothetical research questions are brought to the class by students.
The laboratory includes hands-on wet lab data collection, data analysis and discussion of current research.
A study of the fundamental concepts of immunology, including the essentials of immunological expression, cellular and humoral immunity, immunity and disease, auto-immunity, and developmental and comparative immunology, focusing on landmark experiments that underlie its theoretical framework.
Provides a background in molecular biology with a focus on the regulation of gene expression and the experimental approaches used to study this regulation. Topics include DNA replication, transcription, translation and the mechanisms that regulate these processes. Cancer genetics and mammalian coat color genetics also are discussed as models for gene regulation. The laboratory portion of the course provides experiential learning of some of the laboratory techniques discussed in lecture. Topics covered in the laboratory include DNA extraction, PCR cloning of a gene, gene expression analysis, DNA sequencing and analysis using bioinformatics.
Introduces the techniques used in preparation and viewing of biological specimens on the scanning and transmission electron microscopes.
The natural history and ecology of southern Africa, including studies of the arid environments of the Namib, the fynbos and karoo, mopane woodlands and the conservation practices to protect unique plant and animal assemblages. Requires the ability to take a three-week field trip to southern Africa in the weeks following the end of the semester.
A study of the scientific foundations of evolutionary theory and the mechanisms responsible for evolutionary change. Topics covered include a historical perspective of evolution, origin of life, natural selection and adaptation, levels of selection, fitness concepts, speciation, Darwinian evolution and punctuated equilibria, extinction, the fossil record, life history evolution and human evolution. Lecture only.
An in-depth study of a current topic in biology. Requires independent study project and presentation.
This course consists of a capstone exam and a senior skills and attitudes survey, both of which are required of all departmental majors in their final 14-week semester. The capstone exam provides a framework for students to synthesize their comprehension of cell biology, molecular biology, genetics, organismal biology, population biology, evolution and ecology and gauges the preparedness of students to address scientific problems at a wide range of levels of biological organization. The final comprehensive exam serves as an overview of the areas of applied knowledge that are infused in the biology departments major programs. The skills and attitudes survey provides a framework for students to reflect on and provide an indirect measure of their understanding of the process and methodology of science as well as student preparedness to make informed decisions about complex scientific issues. Graded: S/U.
Students select a topic of interest in biology and explore the subject thoroughly through directed literature-based research. Requires at least two hours each week for each credit attempted and a formal paper with extensive literature review. Oral presentation of results can be used in place of BIO 410 with permission of department chair. Counts as general elective credit only and therefore may not be used as an upper level biology elective.
Research questions must be selected with the professor in charge of the project with approval from the department chair. Requires at least two hours each week for each credit attempted. Oral presentation of results can be used in place of BIO 410 with permission of department chair. Counts as general elective credit only and therefore may not be used as an upper level biology elective.
Research topics must be selected in consultation with the professor in charge of the project with approval from the department chair. Usually requires preliminary library or laboratory research prior to attempting a BIO 450 project (volunteer research, BIO 440 or BIO 445 recommended). Requires at least two hours each week for each credit attempted, a research paper and oral presentation of topic. Oral presentation of results can be used in place of BIO 410 with permission of department chair. Counts as general elective credit only and therefore may not be used as an upper level biology elective.
Through direct involvement both in and out of the classroom students gain practical knowledge of instruction in a college biology laboratory. Under the supervision of faculty, students are involved in the aspects pertaining to teaching a semester's biology laboratory. This may include but is not limited to presenting introductory material, aiding students during laboratories, development and critique of evaluation component(s), and laboratory preparation and maintenance. Counts as general elective credit only and therefore may not be used as an upper level biology elective.
Provides practical experience in science-related programs in a firm or agency under the supervision of faculty and firm representatives. Can be accomplished on a part-time or full-time basis. Graded on a pass/fail basis. Counts as general elective credit only and therefore may not be used as an upper level biology elective.
A lecture or laboratory course offered at the discretion of the Department of Biology. Subject may focus on a current issue in biology, training in a specific research technique or an area of biology that is of interest to a particular group of students. Counts as general elective credit only and therefore may not be used as an upper level biology elective.
This course discusses the need of the organization to understand business challenges and utilize emerging technologies in order to contribute to the decision-making process. Students learn how to deliver value and manage business capabilities through incorporating IT solutions. An emphasis is placed on discussing the role of a "hybrid business manager," implementing appropriate business-driven technologies and managing IT organizational projects. This course includes concepts and issues critical in the globalization of business operations and information technology.
This course provides the foundation for understanding the design and implementation of web and mobile technologies with a specific emphasis on their application for businesses. The course focuses on the design, creation, setup and administration of web-based content management systems such as Wordpress, Drupal and Joomla. Students also study the fundamentals of HTML 5 and CSS using contemporary tools such as Dreamweaver and Aptana. Students will also learn basic mobile app design through the use of current user-centric app creation programs such as App Inventor.
This course introduces students to the database concepts with emphasis on the relational database model and structured query language (SQL) to extract information from the database. The course also introduces data management topics relevant to a business professional such as data analytics, web database development, database security and emerging approaches in database management. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze business requirement and recommend, implement and administer a database using a contemporary database management software.
This course introduces several technology solutions to support business strategies and objectives that enable businesses to succeed in a competitive global business environment. An emphasis is placed on the discussion of cloud and technology solutions to support business decision making processes, supply chain systems, customer relationship management, monitoring and evaluation systems, and integration of an organization through enterprise resource planning.
This course emphasizes global competitiveness by introducing students to the way companies operate and how they compete with other companies. In addition, students learn about the importance of leadership, ethical behavior and corporate responsibility in becoming successful and sustaining that success. The course examines each of the functional areas in businesses and how they work together to produce the goods and provide the services that customers demand.
Study of the legal, moral and ethical structures in business. Topics include contracts, legal framework, constitutional law, business crimes, business torts, business entities and enterprise responsibilities to society.
Study of legal issues involving accounting and financial professionals. Topics addressed include uniform commercial code sales, secured transactions, negotiable instruments and banking, along with creditor's rights, agency, enterprise organizations, securities, professional licensing/regulation and the legal liability of accountants.
This course sets the stage for students' professional and career development throughout their years at UT and beyond through a highly intensive, personal approach that entails not only classroom sessions but one-on-one coaching and mentoring. Students will focus specifically on the creation of a strategic career management plan and development of leadership knowledge and skills.
BUS 698 allows students to design a set of educational experiences to best meet their learning needs and career aspirations. Each student selects from a wide array of activities covering a broad spectrum of business experiences including leadership, communication, ethics, research, community involvement, travel study courses, internships and seminars. Students will work independently with faculty supervisors to choose activities to help reach their professional goals as established in BUS 697.
For second-semester freshmen and sophomores, incoming transfer students (freshman or sophomore status) and sophomores who have not yet declared a major or who are uncertain about their previously declared major. Students gain an understanding of the process of career decision-making. They explore interests, skills, values and personality and learn how they relate to major and career choices.
Students will be equipped to conduct successful job searches based on individual values, interests, personalities, skills and career goals. Tools include effective resume and cover letter preparation, budgeting and job offer/salary negotiations. Students will develop effective personal branding techniques to market their skillset via LinkedIn and social media tools, networking connections and interviews to become SpartanReady. Course is seven weeks.
Designed for non-science majors. Introduces the basic concepts of chemistry and examines them in terms of real-world examples. Satisfies general distribution requirements. May be taken as a preparatory course for CHE 152 but is not applicable toward a chemistry major or minor. Lecture only.
This course deals with the fundamental principles of chemical science and basic calculations in science. Topics include scientific measurement, states of matter, solution chemistry, acid-base theory, chemical equilibrium, and oxidation-reduction reactions. This course is intended for science majors as preparation for taking CHE 150/152/153L. Satisfies general curriculum distribution requirements. Lecture only. For CNHS majors only.
Investigates the fundamental principles of general chemistry, organic chemistry and biochemistry. Topics include chemical bonding, nomenclature, gases, states of matter, solutions, acid and base theory, equilibrium and oxidation-reduction, organic functional groups, stereochemistry, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids. Lecture only.
Expands on the basic concepts of chemistry. Topics include chemical nomenclature, stoichiometric relationships, the chemistry of gases, atomic structure, chemical bonding and molecular geometry. Permission to retake the course during the fall or spring semester after having earned a letter grade in or having officially withdrawn from the course can only be granted by the department chair.
Laboratory experiments supplement lecture material presented in CHE 152. Permission to retake the course during the fall or spring semester after having earned a letter grade in or having officially withdrawn from the course can only be granted by the department chair.
A continuation of General Chemistry I. Topics include solution chemistry, kinetics, equilibrium, thermodynamics, electrochemistry and nuclear chemistry.
Laboratory experiments supplement lecture material presented in CHE 154.
A science course designed to teach concepts of chemistry using works of art as the context. The course may include the study of materials used in creation of objects of art, art preservation, art restoration, forgery detection and nondestructive testing. The course will also explore the effect of environmental pollution, primarily air, on the stability and longevity of objects of art. The influence of materials on aesthetics will also be included. This course has a required international travel component. Lecture only.
Provides an introduction to the chemistry of the processes involved in air, water and soil pollution, and covers techniques and methods used by state and federal regulatory agencies. Does not apply toward a major or a minor in chemistry. Lecture only.
The goal of this course is to provide students with a survey of topics in forensic science that will be covered in more depth in higher-level courses. Topics may include subjects such as arson investigation, trace evidence analysis and firearms analysis. Each subject is taught individually by an expert in the field.
A study of the chemical properties and reactions of carbon and its derivatives. Topics include bonding, nomenclature, stereo chemistry, substitution, elimination and free radical reactions, organometallic compounds, infrared and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and the chemistry of alkyl halides, alcohols, epoxides, glycols, alkenes and alkynes.
Experiments focus on organic laboratory techniques used in the purification of liquids and solids and in structural elucidation. Emphasis is on the acquisition of basic organic laboratory skills.
A continuation of Organic Chemistry I. Topics include the chemistry of benzene, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, amines, polycyclic and heterocyclic compounds, condensation reactions and special topics such as carbohydrates, amino acids, proteins or pericyclic reactions.
Experiments involve organic synthesis and physical methods in organic chemistry including IR and NMR spectroscopy.
This course offers an introduction of the synthesis, chemical and biological properties and reactions of medicinal compounds and their metabolites. Topics include: the chemistry of bonding, nomenclature, stereochemistry, geometry and pharmacology. Students will be given the opportunity to present on disease-related topics and their respective treatments.
An introduction to the basic principles of bonding with an introduction to molecular orbital theory. An extensive survey of the periodic properties of the elements supplemented with representative reactions for the main group elements. Additional topics include acid and base theory and crystal field theory for the first row transition elements. Lecture and laboratory.
Laboratory component of CHE 245.
An introduction to principles and applications of physical chemistry. Topics include states and properties of matter, thermodynamics and its application to chemical and biochemical systems, phase and chemical equilibrium, electrochemistry and chemical kinetics. Lecture only.
An advanced treatment of chemical equilibrium and its application to the quantitative analysis of materials. Emphasizes gravimetric, volumetric, spectrophotometric and potentiometric methods of analysis. May be used toward a minor in chemistry. Lecture and laboratory.
The ocean is the largest aqueous mixture on the planet, and this course is an introduction to the chemistry of the seas. Chemical oceanography is one of the four major fields of oceanography and requires an interdisciplinary approach to understand the biological, chemical, geological and physical processes that affect seawater constituents. The composition of seawater and its spatial and temporal variations will be the primary focus of the course. Interactions at the boundaries of the ocean with the atmosphere, sediments and seafloor that affect seawater chemistry will be explored.
A study of the chemical properties and biological functions of the atoms, molecules, macromolecules and macromolecular complexes that contribute to living systems. Topics include pH; structure and function of carbohydrates, proteins, lipids and nucleic acids; enzyme kinetics; and the major metabolic cycles and their cellular control processes. May be used toward a minor in chemistry. Lecture only.
This laboratory course is designed to supplement lecture material discussed in CHE 320 (Biochemistry). Topics to be discussed and experiments performed by students include buffer composition and analysis; protein dilution and quantitation; enzyme kinetics and inhibition; nucleic acid purification and quantification; and ligand binding and equilibrium analysis.
This course extends the basic biochemistry (CHE 320) curriculum and provides a more comprehensive foundation. Topics covered in the lecture component include: glycolysis and gluconeogenesis, the citric acid cycle, oxidative phosphorylation and photosynthesis, the Calvin cycle and pentose phosphate pathway, glycogen and fatty acid metabolism, biosynthesis and catabolism of amino acids, nucleotide biosynthesis, biosynthesis of lipids, metabolism integration, metabolism of nucleic acids, and biochemical regulation of gene expression.
This course is designed to provide hands-on experience in firearms examination, with a focus on microscopic methods. The course will explore common types of firearms evidence such as cartridge casings, bullets, bullet fragments, shot pellets, and gunshot residues. Students may fire various firearms and types of ammunition and compare these known bullets and cartridges with unknown samples, primarily using comparison microscopy. This course is conducted in collaboration with the National Forensic Science Technology Center (NFSTC) and requires periodic travel to the NFSTC facility in Largo, FL.
Topics include gases and kinetic molecular theory, the laws of thermodynamics, phase equilibrium, ideal and non-ideal solutions, electrochemistry and surface phenomena. Lecture only.
Introduction to advanced chemical laboratory techniques.
A continuation of Physical Chemistry I. Topics include kinetics, photochemistry, quantum mechanics, spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction. Lecture only.
Continuation of physical chemistry laboratory.
An in-depth, independent, literature-based study of a current topic in chemistry or biochemistry. A written report and an oral presentation of the topic must be presented to and reviewed by the chemistry faculty. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.
Advanced Biochemistry CHE420 is a writing-intensive, laboratory-based course that expands on the basics introduced in Biochemistry CHE 320 and Biochemistry Laboratory CHE 320L. This course emphasizes both biochemical theory and methodology, including enzymology, purification and characterization of biological molecules, immunobiochemistry and the structure/function relationship of biological molecules. Students perform a semester-long laboratory project, culminating in formal laboratory report. Students are also assessed through scientific presentation, in-class examinations and take-home examinations designed to measure students’ mastering of the concepts presented during the lecture and laboratory portions of the course.
Studies atomic and molecular structure, types of chemical bonding, periodic relationships, typical reactions of inorganic substances, and the modern experimental methods used in inorganic chemistry. Lecture only.
This course is designed to cover many of the topics discussed in Organic Chemistry I and II in more depth. Topics may include the general study of organic reaction mechanisms including Eyring plots, Hammond's postulate, Curtin-Hammett principle, isotope effects and acid-base catalysis; conformational control; stereoelectronics; Hückel molecular orbital theory; pericyclic reactions; aromaticity; free-radical species and reactions; nucleophilic substitutions; eliminations; additions; multi-step synthetic strategies; retrosynthetic strategies; and natural product synthesis. In addition, the student may be expected to develop literature research skills by preparing and presenting a project involving the total synthesis of a naturally occurring compound or a topic of current interest. Lecture only.
Studies the theory and practice of modern instrumental methods of chemical analysis. Methodology includes spectrophotometric, chromatographic, electroanalytical and nuclear techniques. Additionally, students are required to retrieve scientific information from primary, secondary and tertiary literature sources. Lecture and laboratory.
This course provides a comprehensive overview of chemical methods and techniques commonly used in the analysis of forensic evidence. Topics include 1) drugs of abuse, 2) absorbance methods and color tests, 3) fluorescence and chemiluminescence methods, 4) extractions and separations, 5) gas chromatography, 6) high performance liquid chromatography, and 7) mass spectrometry. The course is focused on forensic analytical methods, with particular emphasis on analysis of drugs of abuse, as well as interpretation of data. Lecture.
Laboratory experiments supplement lecture material presented in CHE 432.
Focuses on the application of methods discussed in Forensic Chemistry I to toxicology. Additionally, forensic methods for trace evidence analysis are introduced. Topics covered include 1) immunoassay, 2) forensic toxicology analyses of urine, blood, and alternative matrices, 3) pharmacokinetics and metabolism, 3) blood-alcohol analyses, 4) postmortem toxicology, 5) fundamentals of trace evidence analysis, 6) trace evidence analysis methods, and 7) analysis of fibers, paint chips, and gunshot residue. Lecture.
Laboratory experiments supplement lecture material presented in CHE 434.
This course is designed to help students transition the knowledge and skills gained in their laboratory and coursework into employment in working forensic laboratories. The following topics, in the context of forensic science, are covered: quality assurance, courtroom testimony, ethics, data integrity, and employment practices.
Covers current spectroscopic methods for organic structure determination. Topics include mass spectrometry, infrared spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, electron paramagnetic resonance, X-ray diffraction, and other techniques and their use in organic structure determination. Students are expected to develop literature research skills by preparing and presenting a project involving the determination of the molecular structure of a naturally occurring compound. Lecture only.
Qualified students in junior year choose project subject in consultation with chemistry faculty member. Requires laboratory or computational research. A written report and an oral presentation of the research must be presented to and reviewed by the chemistry faculty. The project should be performed during the student’s last three semesters. This capstone experience may be repeated for a total of 4 credit hours. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.
Provides practical experience in chemistry-related programs in a firm or agency under the supervision of faculty and firm representatives. May be accomplished on a part-time basis and may be repeated for a total of 4 credit hours. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.
Qualified students in junior year choose project subject in consultation with chemistry faculty member. Requires laboratory research related to forensic science. A written report and an oral presentation of the research must be presented to and reviewed by the chemistry faculty. The project should be performed during the student’s last three semesters. This capstone experience may be repeated for a total of 4 credit hours. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.
Provides practical experience in forensic science-related programs in a firm or agency under the supervision of faculty and agency representatives. Students must apply for this internship at least one semester in advance. May be accomplished on a part-time basis and may be repeated for a total of 4 credit hours. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.
This course is an introduction to biochemical principles of and techniques utilized in the science of cultivating, manipulating and assaying animal cells in vitro. This course provides the basic science knowledge and laboratory skills required for carrying out diverse research projects in biomedical science, clinical research and biotechnology. This laboratory-intensive course provides extensive hands-on experience in animal cell propagation, sub-culturing, transfection with transgenes, clonal cell isolation, cryopreservation, inducible transgene expression, and a variety of biochemical assays. Lecture and laboratory.
Molecular Basis of Cancer (MBoC) is a laboratory-intensive course that provides extensive hands-on experience in chemically treating human cancer cell lines and performing a variety of biochemical assays and molecular analysis techniques of the biological molecules isolated from these cells. MBoC is intended to serve as an undergraduate classroom research experience (CURE). This CURE course includes lectures on the molecular techniques utilized and background on molecular oncology topics including oncogenes, signal transduction, DNA replication and repair, cell growth metabolism, apoptosis, as well as cancer of breast, colon, lung and prostate organ sites.
A lecture course in an applied forensic science discipline offered at the discretion of the forensic science faculty. Subject may be chosen from across forensic science but will typically involve forensic DNA analysis or forensic microscopy.
A lecture and/or laboratory course offered at the discretion of the chemistry faculty. Subject may be chosen from theoretical and/or practical applications in biochemistry, analytical, inorganic, physical or organic chemistry.
CHI 101 (or equivalent skills) is a beginning Chinese language course with an emphasis on Chinese culture, as well as understanding and speaking Chinese in practical situations. Includes practice in reading and writing.
Beginning Chinese language course with an emphasis on Chinese culture, as well as understanding and speaking Chinese in practical situations. Includes practice in reading and writing.
Develops a greater understanding of Chinese culture and everyday Chinese, as well as speaking, reading and writing skills.
Content varies. May be repeated for credit.
In this class, students will be asked to explore their own creative processes and develop identities as creative thinkers and producers of media. Students will research theories about creativity; explore aesthetic principles relating to two-dimensional, interactive and time-based media; and experiment with traditional and experimental narrative techniques. The focus will be on developing creative concepts in pre-production phases (e.g., sketching, storyboarding, storytelling, writing treatments and artist statements, experimenting with electronic media). Students will work both individually and in groups; research and synthesize substantive ideas from outside influences; and effectively present ideas in oral, visual and written forms.
Studies the fundamentals of communication theory to provide a foundation for understanding how the mass media work, how they influence us, how we can analyze them and how we can effectively use them. Students can apply these critical skills to their roles as responsible consumers and communication professionals. May be used to fulfill the general distribution requirements for the social sciences if not used for the major.
This is a CORE foundation course for all communication majors.
An introduction to the principles and practices of writing for major types of mass communication media, with an emphasis on content, organization, conciseness and clarity. Students learn different styles of writing for print media, broadcast media, the Web, advertising and public relations. This course also discusses the ethical and legal implications of writing for the media.
Students learn and practice the principles behind the art and craft of scriptwriting for short, single-camera "motion picture" format, and multi-camera, live audience television (such as situation comedies). May not be used to satisfy general distribution requirements.
It is one of the great ironies of contemporary existence that we are beset, informed, controlled and constructed by images, yet we receive almost no formal training in understanding and creating visual communication. Visual Literacy addresses this issue through interdisciplinary study of the terminology and theory of visual communication, with special emphasis on the relationship of visuality and cultural practice. Considering ideas from art history, photography, film, mass media and cultural studies, students are asked to analyze visual rhetoric, begin to see critically, articulate meaning and author visual rhetoric of their own. May be used to fulfill the general distribution requirements for the humanities if not used for the major.
An introduction to hands-on digital film production and post-production. Each student will complete a short documentary, narrative and experimental film. Technical instruction will include level-one instruction on non-linear digital editing software and an introduction to HD cameras. Students will be introduced to portable equipment at the cage (including cameras, tripods, audio recording tools and more) and production facilities, including the black box studio space. Class will be comprised of technical demonstrations, in-class shoots and critiques of student work. Basic history, theory and aesthetics of related media are presented.
May not be used to satisfy general distribution requirements. Laboratory fee required.
Digital Citizenship introduces digital media production as a means of self-discovery, self-expression and civic engagement through three key issues: how do we define and know our identities given the dominant ways we express them today? How, to what purpose and with what responsibilities do we express our identities outward into public spheres? And how can we use media authoring skills to recognize and solve social problems? Through Internet research, social media, blogging and image capture, manipulation and distribution, students will develop skills to go from casual users of various contemporary technologies to digital rhetoricians practicing active, engaged citizenship.
Students are responsible for the programming and management of WUTV and WUTZ, the University's closed-circuit television and radio stations. Students are encouraged to register for 1 to 2 credit hours initially and to save 4 credit hours for officer positions. Students also may participate as volunteers for either station. (Limited to 6 credit hours total.)
A basic introduction to film studies. Surveys the history of American narrative film with an emphasis on the cultural impact of film in society. May be used to fulfill the general distribution requirements for the humanities if not used for the major.
An examination of world cinema movements. May be used to fulfill Third World requirements. May be used to fulfill the general distribution requirements for the humanities if not used for the major.
This course introduces students to the historical, cultural, economic, and social aspects of advertising. Students will discusses advertising’s relationship to marketing as well as its role in traditional and new media landscapes. This course also provides an overview of advertising management, advertising planning, advertising creativity and concepts, global advertising, and laws affecting advertising. (This course replaces COM 282, Survey of Advertising and Public Relations.)
Survey course on the visual documentary tradition. May be used to satisfy general distribution requirements in the humanities if not used for the major.
This course introduces students to theory, research and applied practice in the study of organizational communication. Students will explore the role human communication plays in structuring, maintaining and changing organizations, and they will explore specific issues within the study of organizational communication including socialization, decision-making, conflict, stress and burnout, cultural diversity and external communication.
This course teaches strategic use of digital tools for business purposes, including development of corporate identification, layout of print collateral, creation of print and web graphics, production and editing of small-scale video, creation of a simple websites, and development of blogs and other social media.
Emphasizes formal aspects of studio video-production operations, including camera switching, lighting, sound and accessory equipment and remote-location production for integration into a studio program. This course provides production support for WUTV programming. May be used to satisfy general distribution requirements in the humanities if not used for the communication major. Laboratory fee required.
This course offers students a hands-on opportunity to explore narrative filmmaking using digital technologies in a combined theory and practice approach. Each student completes a series of short digital films relating to the history, theory and aesthetics of narrative film. Technical instruction includes digital cinematography, lighting, sound and editing. Class includes screenings and discussions on the history and theory of the narrative film. May be used to fulfill the general distribution requirements for the humanities if not used for communication or the film and media arts majors. Laboratory fee required.
This course offers students a hands-on opportunity to explore documentary filmmaking using digital technologies in a combined theory and practice approach. Class includes screenings and discussions on the history and theory of documentary film and video. Technical instruction includes digital cinematography, lighting, sound and editing. Each student completes one or more short digital films relating to the history, theory and aesthetics of the documentary film. May be used to fulfill the general distribution requirements for the humanities if not used for communication or the film and media arts majors. Laboratory fee required.
This is a course in the politics, economics and technologies of the information age. Areas covered include basic designs of the new technologies, marketing strategies utilized to bring them to the public, and the social changes that may ensue. Emphasis is on the merger of telephone, television and computer technologies at the consumer level, and state-of-the-art developments within institutions. May be used to fulfill general distribution requirements for the social sciences if not used for the major.
This course covers the elements of broadcast news writing and production, including the structure of radio and television news and feature stories, research and interviewing techniques, "package" production and ethical considerations. May not be used to satisfy general distribution requirements.
An exploration of the electoral process, particularly in the United States, with emphasis on the role of communication in political campaigns.
Communication and Law is the study of concepts, policies, laws and court decisions that affect communication in our society. Through text, scholarly and popular articles, sound and video recordings, court decisions, lectures and class participation, we explore critical legal principles of civilized democratic society and the range of laws that protect or restrain communication within it. In addition to examining such principles and laws for their own merit (or lack of it), the course provides a practical basis upon which students who seek to become communications professionals can identify legal issues that will influence their professional conduct.
The Creative Triangle explores the roles in the creative decision-making processes of the director, cinematographer and production designer. It emphasizes the technical, administrative and communication skills that provide the means for successful realization of drama, television, documentary and new media projects. The aim is to develop a wide range of skills necessary for effective performance in these roles in the context of complex creative collaboration. Laboratory fee required.
This is a survey of traditions of television criticism. The class covers key areas of television research and criticism, including narrative, aesthetic, production-oriented, economic, audience-centered, and ideological approaches to TV. The class will address questions related to TV as a technology, the broadcast and post-network eras of TV, the globalization of media programming, as well as a wide range of TV genres and their conventions.
The purpose of the course is to apply studio television training to the production of a weekly telecast. Students are required to expand previous training in studio television to include planning, budgeting, booking guests in advance and program planning. Each facet of producing a weekly telecast is explored, including prerecorded elements and the roles of associate producer, assistant director, graphics wraparound and set design. Laboratory fee required.
Examines the cultural, political, economic and ethical issues surrounding a complex, international communication movement known as the New World Information Order. Explores all aspects of the topic, with an emphasis on threats to the national sovereignty of developing countries, the bias of international news agencies and cultural imperialism. May be used to fulfill Third World requirements. May be used to fulfill general distribution requirements for the social sciences if not used for the major.
Students study and view tapes and films produced as part of the non-commercial independent movement. May be used to satisfy general distribution requirements in the humanities if not used for the major.
Students learn how to evaluate and script creative communication projects within the corporate environment. The scripts are for a variety of applications, client needs and audience levels. May not be used to satisfy general distribution requirements.
This course teaches students to create web-based interactive applications for mobile devices. Students will apply advanced web design and interactive programming techniques to produce applications that are compatible with a variety of mobile platforms. They will learn writing and design strategies to produce content optimized for mobile devices. They will be introduced to software and protocols for converting their web-based applications to "native" applications designed to run on specific platforms and devices.
Covers the elements of writing feature film scripts including character development, dialogue and dramatic structure. May not be used to satisfy general distribution requirements.
A study of producing for cinema, television, interactive, and commercial and business applications. Students acquire skills in production budgets, package development, script breakdown, cost projections, shooting schedules, and marketing and sales presentations.
Students explore advanced creative and technical possibilities of motion picture editing using the University's advanced digital editing facilities. May not be used to satisfy general distribution requirements. Laboratory fee required.
This course explores practice and theory of writing for interactive media, including hypertext and hypermedia, narrative games, critical games, and location-based media. May not be used to satisfy general distribution requirements.
This course is an introduction to the mechanics of writing for television. From idea through final draft, students learn the process of developing scripts for television. The structural demands of commercial television and cable are explored. The student obtains a grounding in the historical development of marketable TV genres. The selling and buying of a script are analyzed, as well as strategies for creating a teleplay by oneself or with a staff of writers. May not be used to satisfy general distribution requirements.
Internships are with local, state and national sponsors throughout the communication field. COM 354 cannot be used to meet the 300-or-above-level requirement in the major. May not be used to satisfy general distribution requirements.
A search for the defining characteristics of a director's works, including issues of thematic motifs and visual style. May be used to satisfy general distribution requirements in the humanities if not used for the major.
This course introduces students to the principal software, programming language and methodology used in designing interactive media for DVD distribution. May not be used to satisfy general distribution requirements. Laboratory fee required.
The course is designed to introduce intermediate research methodologies to a student's critical analysis of large-scale media events. It involves the practical analysis of a media event, including circumstances, details, historical perspective and reactions by journalists, officials and the public. Archival coverage, documentaries, feature films, print articles and Internet sites relating to a singular or series of events will encompass a majority of the analysis. Particular attention will be given to events with international implications. Students will review the previous exposure of related topics in an effort to compare the attention given to a subject in a comparison of "before and after." May be used to fulfill general distribution requirements for the social sciences if not used for the major.
Focuses on the politics of representing women, particularly in film, television, advertising, popular literature and the popular press. The critical background includes texts on political economy, semiotics, feminist theory and cultural studies. The student completes a major research project during the course. May be used to fulfill general distribution requirements for the humanities, but not for the social sciences if not used for the major.
This course combines training in Web-based multimedia technologies with instruction in journalism and digital storytelling. Students learn to plan online multimedia projects; to think as professional communicators when gathering information; to capture still images, audio and video; and to publish materials they collect in interactive packages designed for the Web. Laboratory fee required.
This course familiarizes students with key theories, techniques, and media forms that will enable them to produce creative, well-researched and thought-provoking projects that embody critical media practice. Each student will select and examine an issue of social importance, and research media platforms and rhetorical approaches suitable for that issue. Combining scholarship with media skills, the student will create a final media project.
This course explores history, philosophy and myth surrounding computing technology and the Internet. The course examines the specifics of computing technology beginning with Plato and concluding within the discussion of the post-human. Domestic and global political/economic considerations also are discussed. Language, discourse and legal implications relating to the Internet are introduced.
This class simultaneously explores digital based photography and digital manipulation of imagery. Relevant history, theory and aesthetics of related media are presented, along with discussions of the societal impact that digital imaging has introduced. Laboratory fee required.
This course involves strategic concept development and writing for advertising projects, as well as a look at ethical considerations related to the practice. May not be used to satisfy general distribution requirements.
This course involves training in theory, form and style for writing public relations materials for all stages and types of public relations campaigns. This course is designed to provide students with a broad range of public relations writing skills utilized in the industry.
For Honors Program students only. This course is an exploration of the concept of "ethnicity" and how it may be expressed through literature and film. May be used to satisfy general distribution requirements in the humanities if not used for the major.
The purpose of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the socio-cultural dynamics that affect the communication process. Students focus on their own cultural world view as they are exposed to the cultural dynamics and characteristics of other societies. Emphasis is placed upon the nonverbal and oral/visual aspects of communication content, structure and context. May be used to fulfill general distribution requirements for the social sciences if not used for the major.
Raises fundamental questions about the relationship between science and the humanities. Analyzes the role of technology in modern life with special emphasis on the impact of new information technologies. May be used to fulfill general distribution requirements for the humanities if not used for the major.
Examines public opinion from a variety of perspectives, providing students with the ability to be intelligent consumers of public opinion research and effective users of public opinion research tools. Explores the interaction between the media and public opinion, as well as public opinion's effects on contemporary society and politics.
This course teaches theories of digital media from an aesthetic perspective. Students explore how scholars and practitioners have attempted to define digital media, describe their primary characteristics, and distinguish them from other forms of media. Surveying an array of digital media, from web-based and algorithmic art to videogames and synthetic worlds, the class examines how digital media both depart from and continue earlier media traditions.
Examines women directors worldwide. The course will focus on the theoretical, critical, historical, cultural and aesthetic basis of films made by international, mainstream, documentary and the avant-garde women film directors of New Zealand, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, the African and Asian diasporas, and North and South America. Students will submit a series of written critical responses and complete a major project related to course material. May be counted in the humanities if not counted in the major.
This course studies critical contexts of public communications to bring students an understanding of forces that shape media and representation, and relationships between mass communication and the public.
Advanced explorations of feature film scriptwriting and analysis. May not be used to satisfy general distribution requirements.
Students explore the role of communication in the social construction of culture. Emphasis is on acquiring knowledge of culture as an evolving process of codifications, and examining dominant and marginal cultural meaning systems in science, history and the arts. May be used to fulfill general distribution requirements for the social sciences if not used for the major.
Explores the relationship between myth and cinema. Also looks at the politics of representation as it relates to race, gender and ethnicity. May be used to satisfy general distribution requirements in the humanities if not used for the major.
This course examines experimental, avant-garde cinema worldwide. It focuses on the theoretical, critical, historical, cultural and aesthetic basis of experimental and avant-garde films made by national and international directors. Students submit a series of written critical responses and complete a major project related to course material. May be counted in the humanities if not counted in the major.
The course explores worldwide film theory and criticism from its roots to the present through lectures and screenings of international, global and non-western films. Classical and contemporary theorists include Sergie Eisenstein, Andre Bazin, Gilles Deleuze, Walter Benjamin, Laura Mulvey, Lev Manovich and more. Issues of representation, the cinematic apparatus and semiotics including psychoanalytic film theory will be covered. Students submit a series of written critical/theoretical responses and complete a conference style abstract and paper related to course material. May be counted in the Humanities if not counted in the major.
Film and media arts majors only. Seminar for seniors completing a film or digital production project as the requirement for graduation in film and media arts. Pre-production and production of the senior thesis project will be completed by the end of the semester. Students pursue production projects of sufficient breadth and depth as to crystallize their experiences at the University. Should be taken two semesters prior to graduation (fall semester, for spring graduation; spring semester for fall graduation).
Seminar for seniors completing a thesis paper in cinema studies as the requirement for graduation in film and media arts. Each student pursues a cinema studies thesis project, in written form, of sufficient breadth and depth as to crystallize their experiences at the University. Topics vary from semester to semester.
The course is designed to help students integrate knowledge of advertising theory and practice within an international context. Instructor and students will meet occasionally over the spring semester for orientation and introduction to course material and spend two weeks abroad in May expanding the study and application of international advertising topics/concepts. In addition, the travel portion of the course will give students the opportunity to learn about and experience, first hand, advertising as a product and shaper of culture and the advertising industry’s role in a globalized economy.
This course introduces students of communication to the core concepts and common practices of both quantitative and qualitative communication research. Students will be exposed to a variety of theoretical perspectives on the nature, practice, use and meaning of research in the field of communication. Particular emphasis will be placed on research concepts and methods appropriate to the practice of advertising and public relations.
The course emphasizes interpretation, discussion, and practice, building upon theoretical and practical knowledge students have acquired over the course of their study in critical media practice. Using traditional and emerging media technologies, students will produce projects over the course of the semester to convey critical perspectives on phenomena with social, cultural, economic, and/or political implications.
The Portfolio Review is a capstone experience where in which students summarize and demonstrate what they have learned in the major and in their area of concentration. The course is delivered as a hybrid course (partially online, partially on ground). Faculty members oversee the submission process and evaluation.
Students must apply for acceptance the semester before their anticipated enrollment. Each year, a select number of students are able to choose a senior project option in order to fulfill the 400-level requirement of the communication major. In this independent course, a student or group of students pursue a research or production objective of sufficient breadth and depth as to crystallize their experiences as communication majors at the University.
This course teaches strategic development of advertising campaigns and involves research, branding, copywriting, design and digital production. May not be used to satisfy general distribution requirements.
This course focuses on a systematic process of public relations, including research, strategic planning, communication tactics and evaluation. Through an extensive public relations campaign project, students will understand and practice the multifaceted and strategic nature of public relations. The course involves case studies, group problem-solving, writing, production and client relations work.
Through a thematic and largely chronological approach, this class explores the revolutionary in relation to TV. The bulk of the course focuses on the people who pushed TV in new directions and the programs that directly challenged social norms. The course introduces students to the historical and ongoing revolutions in the technology of TV in addition to social, cultural and technological theory. Students will do close readings of TV “texts” and read key and classic works in the field of television studies. May be used to satisfy general distribution requirements in the humanities if not used for the major.
A study of deviant behavior as it relates to the definition of crime, crime statistics, theories of crime causation, crime typologies and victims of crime. May be used to satisfy general distribution requirements if not used in the criminology major.
A study of the components of the criminal justice system from its early history through its evolution in the United States. Identifies various subsystems and their roles, expectations and interrelationships.
A study of the elements of law enforcement agencies as subsystems of the criminal justice system, the history and philosophy of law enforcement, and the relationship between law enforcement and the community.
A study of the fundamentals of investigation including crime scene search, collection and preservation of physical evidence, interview and interrogation techniques, use of scientific aids and modus operandi.
An examination of the field of justice with emphases on decision-making, ethical thinking, codes of ethics and use of discretion throughout the justice system.
An examination of definitions of delinquent behavior, theories of delinquency and the adjudication process for juveniles. May be used to satisfy general distribution requirements if not used in the criminology major.
An introduction to the quantitative and qualitative methodologies of the social sciences, with emphasis on research design, methods of data collection, statistical analyses and the interpretation of data. Students will be introduced to statistical techniques including frequency distributions, graphic representations, central tendency measures, variability measures, probability, t-tests, correlation, regression and analyses of variance. Additionally, students will study and analyze scholarly criminal justice/criminology research as well as conduct criminal justice/criminology research writing for an academic audience utilizing the APA research report format.
A comparative study of the United States criminal justice system with those of other countries through personal observation of agencies in the countries visited and personal interaction with agency personnel. This course requires travel outside the United States. Countries visited will vary. This course may be repeated for credit when countries change.
Special course offered each year during the summer session. Course descriptions are published annually in a separate bulletin.
An examination of the extent and nature of victimization, theories of victimization, the victims' rights movement and consideration of several major kinds of victimization.
An examination of scientific techniques used to develop forensic evidence discovered at a crime scene offered in a practical laboratory setting.
An overview of abnormal behavior as it relates to the criminal justice system. Emphasis placed on personality disorders, psychoses, sexual predators and posttraumatic stress disorder.
This course provides an in-depth examination of criminal law and procedure, including issues related to the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Amendments as well as substantive criminal law, liability and defenses.
An introduction to the American correctional system emphasizing the history of corrections, the prison experience and correctional clientele. May be used to satisfy general distribution requirements if not used in the criminology major.
A comparison of diverse types of criminal justice systems utilized by other countries and cultures with the United States criminal justice system.
A study of substantive and procedural law pertaining to the convicted criminal offender, including an examination of federal court decisions affecting correctional personnel and the penal process.
This course will introduce the student to theoretical approaches to the explanations of crime. This introduction will allow the student to appreciate and secure a basic understanding of the complex factors that are related to crime as well as the historical development of such approaches.
An in-depth examination of current controversial issues of crime and punishment in the United States.
A meaningful field experience through placement in agencies of the criminal justice system. Graded on a pass/fail basis. Students may take a maximum of 16 credit hours while at UT. Internship credit may not be used to satisfy requirements for the major or the minor.
An in-depth analysis of the nature and extent of drug use within American society, and its relationship to crime and deviance.
A study of the broad range of violence in society, examining historical and contemporary forms of violence. Topics explored include gun crime, serial murders and terrorism.
This course will explore the full range of white collar and elite crimes that are described in the criminological literature. The seriousness of these crimes will be examined in addition to the motivation, techniques, public impact, investigation and the prosecution of offenders and their punishment.
A forum for focusing on special issues in criminal justice, taught by visiting instructors or regular faculty. Topics covered may change each semester.
This course will examine the origins and development of modern terrorism, from its origins during the Cold War to the present. Through lectures, case studies, and class discussions this course will investigate general and specific elements relevant to understanding the phenomenon, including definition, national and international terrorism, global and regional factors, and terrorism’s relationship with rebellion and insurgency. This course will examine terrorist organizations to understand the ideologies, cultures, structures, and causative factors behind major movements.
An examination of historical, contemporary and international perspectives on the death penalty, and ramifications for victims' families, offenders, the criminal justice system and society as a whole.
This course will address how racism, classism and sexism operate and intersect in both criminological theories and in the criminal legal system. This course explores theories used to explain crime and covers victimization, offending and work in terms of race, class and gender. The section on offending will address theories, types of offending, systemic responses to offending and prisons.
A series of directed readings and short research projects on topics of interest to the student, determined through student-faculty consultation.
Requires a substantive research and writing project.
An integrative educational experience through which students comprehensively analyze and synthesize theories, policies and practices related to criminology and produce a paper illustrating competence in this analysis. Should be taken in senior year. This is a graded course.
Not open to native speakers of the language being studied. An introduction to the language and culture of the different ethnic groups in the United States. Content and emphasis vary. SPA 100 (or equivalent skills) is a prerequisite for Spanish courses that include a language instruction component. Graded on a pass/fail basis. Equivalent to LAN 100. May be repeated when content varies.
A study of culture and the various aspects of human behavior patterned by culture. Explores cultural differences in perceptions about space and time, basic human nature, relationship to natural forces, human relationships and possessions. Includes an overview of the function of religion, political institutions, production and exchange systems, as well as linguistics, values and communication patterns in daily behavior. Enables students to identify basic cultural assumptions underlying differences in behaviors and values to facilitate cross-cultural communication.
A studio/performance-oriented, dance vocabulary, dance technique and dance history in various dance disciplines course. This course familiarizes students with little or no dance experience with basic movement concepts.
For Applied Dance Majors and Minors only. This studio/performance multimodal course focuses on introducing the student to healthy, well-informed engagement as a practicing dance educator. Material covered includes instruction and practice in overall self-care; an introduction to creative movement, dance vocabulary, and somatic practices; BrainDance; the concept of multiple intelligences; musicality and rhythmic development; and an introduction to dance pedagogy.
This studio/performance-oriented course focuses on development of basic skills of ballroom dance, the art of two bodies moving as one through the use of lead and follow techniques. Emphasis is on standard ballroom dances, including waltz, rumba, mambo/salsa, tango, swing, and hustle. May be repeated once.
A studio/performance-oriented course that focuses on fundamentals of jazz techniques. Studio work incorporates barre, development of strength and stretch, postural alignment and movement combination(s). Required for a major in Performing Arts. May be repeated once.
A studio/performance-oriented course. Develops the basic skills of modern dance techniques, and includes stretching, movement combinations, improvisations, postural awareness and relaxation. May be repeated once.
A studio/performance-oriented course that focuses on basics of tap dance technique. Studio work concentrates on mastery of individual dance steps/styles and the application of these techniques in movement combination(s). Required for a major in performing arts. May be repeated once.
This studio/performance-oriented course focuses on development of basic skills of working with a partner in class as well as onstage. Explores the fundamentals of two bodies moving as one through the use of lead and follow techniques as well as an introduction to basic lifts and dynamics of mutual support. Includes some basic ballroom forms as well as partner improvisation. Required for a major in performing arts. May be repeated once.
A studio/performance-oriented course that focuses on fundamentals of classical ballet techniques. Emphasizes body placement, theory of ballet turnout and development of basic skills in barre and floor exercises. Required for a major in performing arts. May be repeated once.
A studio/performance-oriented course. Studio class focusing on fundamentals of hip hop and funk technique, with an emphasis on athletic skills. Course also focuses on body placement, floor work, complex rhythmic patterns, funk "tricks" and advanced leaps, turns and jumps. May be repeated once.
A studio/performance-oriented course that focuses on development and exploration of West African dance techniques. Participants will explore the traditions, songs, music, language and dance of the people in Guinea, Senegal and Mali. Students will learn and perform traditional dances that celebrate rites of passage, courtship and healing. Emphasis in on rhythmic movement combination and strength building. May be repeated once.
A studio/performance-oriented course that focuses on fundamentals of classical ballet techniques. Emphasizes body placement, theory of ballet turnout and mastery of basic ballet movements in barre and floor exercises. May be repeated once.
An examination of non-Western dance forms, including classical, ceremonial and folk/traditional, in their historical and cultural contexts. This course is enhanced by observing video and live performances.
A historical overview of 3,000 years of dance as an art form that has become a unique means of aesthetically expressing human emotions. Enhances study through viewing of videotapes and live performances.
This studio/performance-oriented course focuses on development of basic skills of Latin ballroom dance, the art of two bodies moving as one through the use of lead and follow techniques. Emphasis is on Latin dance forms, including salsa, samba, bachata, rumba and merengue. May be repeated once.
A studio/performance-oriented course for credit. Choreographing, performing or working on the technical crew for the Dance Happening. May be repeated for credit.
A studio/performance-oriented course for credit. Performing in or working on the technical crew for the Spring Dance Concert. May be repeated for credit.
A studio/performance-oriented course. This studio class focuses on advancement of jazz techniques. Studio work incorporates barre technique, continuation and development of stretch/ strengthening, postural alignment and movement combination(s). Fulfills jazz dance requirement for a major in performing arts. May be repeated once.
A studio/performance-oriented course that focuses on further development and exploration of modern dance techniques. Emphasis is on more complex movement combinations and strength building. May be repeated once.
A studio/performance-oriented course that focuses on advancement of tap techniques, including mastery of individual dance steps/styles and the application of these techniques in movement combinations. May be repeated once.
A studio/performance-oriented course that focuses on modern and jazz dance technique as it pertains to musical theater dance/performance. Studio work is devoted to mastery of individual dance steps and various movement styles, incorporated into movement combination(s). Required for a major in Performing Arts. May be repeated once.
A studio/performance-oriented course that focuses on basic and intermediate-level ballet techniques and French terminology. Emphasizes barre and floor exercises including turns, jumps and adagio movements. May be repeated once.
A studio/performance-oriented course focusing on the fundamentals of hip hop and funk dance technique, and includes an emphasis on athletic skills. Course also focuses on body placement, floor work, complex rhythmic patterns, funk "tricks" and advanced leaps, turns and jumps. May be repeated once.
A studio/performance-oriented course. This course is designed to help a student develop and reinforce positive lifestyle habits based on body awareness through a systematic program of stretching and relaxation techniques. May be repeated once.
A studio/performance-oriented course that explores creative movement skills and practices to build confidence, as well as techniques to prepare for building and choreographing dances. Emphases are on stretching boundaries of movement through improvisation, and practicing ways in which movement can be developed and manipulated toward choreography.
A studio/performance-oriented course. An exploration of methods of building and structuring dances, beginning with movement, phrasing and patterns, and culminating in choreography projects. May be repeated once.
A studio/performance-oriented course offering instruction and experiences in specialized dance techniques such as African dance and Caribbean dance.
This studio/performance multimodal course builds on concepts and practices from Applied Dance Fundamentals II. Focuses on teaching practice, development of philosophy of teaching, and outside observation and assessment of various teaching practices. Required for Applied Dance Majors.
Emphasis is on basic kinesiology principles and terminology as applied to dance training and technique with a focus on muscular-skeletal anatomy and function. Includes assessment of core strength, muscular strength, balance, flexibility, and skeletal alignment in the context of a typical dance class. Familiarizes students with common dance injuries, their causes, and basic methods of care and rehabilitation. All of these areas will be applied to creating a safe and effective dance class. Required for Applied Dance Majors and Minors.
A studio/performance-oriented course. Students continue to develop contemporary dance techniques on a more demanding level while exploring creativity through movement. May be repeated for credit.
A studio/performance-oriented course. Studio classes in advanced-level ballet technique. May be repeated for credit.
This course is designed to meet the needs of students to better understand the developmental considerations and the scope and sequence of dance curricular design and teaching methods appropriate to a wide range of ages and groups. National Dance Standards and application of assessment methods also will be utilized.
An intensive study involving the application of theoretical, philosophical, and pedagogical principles of dance education for the targeted population. Application for internship must be approved at least one semester prior to enrollment for the course. Lectures and seminars about curriculums and instruction issues will be presented at the University. Field experience placements will be based on elementary, secondary, or other community settings available at the time.
This capstone course presents an opportunity to integrate skills and experiences into a final culminating project. Sample topics range from creating a business plan for opening a dance studio to designing a program for a community-based dance program to constructing a plan and curriculum for movement-based learning in the classroom. There will be an emphasis on the practical application of the project.
This course is designed to help students to understand community-based art, and how to create--through research, writing, and practice--movement-oriented programs and relationships with community centers and organizations that include age considerations, curricular choices, and teaching methods appropriate to diverse populations. Focus includes working with a variety of populations, which may include the mentally ill, older adults, people with disabilities, people in prisons, and people in hospitals and healthcare settings.
An economic analysis of the interactions between households, businesses and the government regarding the allocation of goods, services and resources. Topics include the theory of consumer behavior, production and cost determination, and resource pricing.
An introduction to aggregate economic analysis; use of the aggregate demand/aggregate supply model for the determination of output, employment and prices; use of the production possibilities curve analysis to illustrate opportunity cost and to show gains from trade applying the concept of comparative advantage; structure and functions of the Federal Reserve System; and conduct of monetary policy.
Labor economics examines the organization, functioning and outcomes of labor markets; the decisions of prospective and present labor market participants; and the public policies relating to the employment and payment of labor resources.
This course will cover current topics in income inequality and poverty within both developed and developing countries. For both inequality and poverty, students will study the various methods of economic measurement and identify recent dynamic trends. Empirical evidence will be used to scrutinize and explore current theoretical arguments aimed at explaining the trends. The course will also analyze contemporary policies at both the country level and within global institutions (IMF, World Bank, bilateral aid programs) aimed at alleviating poverty and lessening inequality, and examine the linkages among inequality, poverty, growth, education, technology and globalization.
The course teaches students to use economic concepts to critically evaluate social, political and business decisions regarding environmental resource use, environmental regulation and environmental degradation. Students will gain insight into how to respond as business decision-makers to environmental regulations and to increased global competition for scarce resources.
This course is designed to provide students with an introduction and overview of development economics. The course will focus on the economies of countries other than the United States, explore the interaction between the developed and the less-developed economies of the world, and examine international trade and environmental issues in developing countries.
This course analyzes consumer choice theory; the theory of production; competitive, oligopolistic and monopolistic market structures; and behavioral economics.
This course is designed to analyze the domestic and international impacts of public policy on GDP, employment, inflation, the trade deficit and budget surplus, the international flow of capital, foreign exchange rate variations and international competitiveness.
Public Finance and Public Choice is a study of the public sector using applied microeconomic analysis. It carefully examines the rationale behind the size and scope of government in a market-based economy, how decisions are made in the public sector (the economics of voting/decision rules), income distribution and poverty issues, and tax theory (incidence, efficiency and equality). The course also analyzes some of today's most important policy decisions facing the economy (and its individual decision-makers) including tax policy, Social Security and Medicare reform, and fiscal federalism.
The purpose of this course is to learn modeling techniques and apply them to current issues in modern economic research. Students will learn how to specify economic problems in terms of a mathematical model, solve them and interpret the results. Computational software programs are used in the course to solve these models and plot the results.
This course covers the core concepts of international trade and international finance. The first half of the semester is devoted to international trade, including the basis for trade, gains from trade, trade policy and factor mobility. The second half of the semester is dedicated to international macroeconomics-finance, including balance of payments, foreign exchange rates and international capital flows. There will be a continual focus on current events throughout the semester.
This course will examine major economic and financial issues related to emerging markets, with a particular emphasis on the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China). The following topics will be considered: economic liberalization programs undertaken by emerging markets in recent decades, growth drivers in the emerging markets, financial sector challenges facing key emerging markets, and monetary policy challenges faced by emerging markets.
The course introduces basic econometric techniques that are of value to economics and business majors. The emphasis will be on understanding the linear regression model, including some key extensions and relevant applications. Besides basic fundamentals of regression analysis, the course will cover panel data models, instrumental variables, causality, time series and forecasting. Students will be required to undertake a forecasting exercise as part of the requirements for completion of the course.
This course is designed to provide upper-level economics majors with a broad overview of key topics in economics. Areas of emphasis include U.S. and global economic conditions, monetary policy, economic growth and international economics. This is an applications course, relating the theoretical framework of economics to real-world economic developments. Students who successfully complete the course will have a good grasp of some of the fundamental economic issues and developments currently affecting the U.S. and global economies.
This internship exposes the student to a real-life learning experience. Students are hired by an organization for the specific objective of gaining work experience in that organization. The paid or unpaid internship should be relevant to the student's major, and is worked out between the organization and the student. May not be used to satisfy major requirements. Approval of the department chair required.
A course offered at the discretion of the economics department. Subject may focus on a topic of current interest in the field, training in a specific area of the field, or a topic that is of interest to a particular group of students.
A readings or independent study course taken for variable credit.
For graduate students only. This is an introductory course in macroeconomics and microeconomics for graduate business students. It studies inflation, unemployment and growth. It develops the theory of how markets work, with special attention to how prices are set in different market structures. Topics include opportunity cost; comparative advantage; supply, demand and prices; elasticity; production and cost; aggregate demand and aggregate supply; monetary and fiscal policy; and trade and exchange rates.
For graduate students only. This course covers current topics in income inequality and poverty within both developed and developing countries. For both inequality and poverty, students will study the various methods of economic measurement and identify recent dynamic trends. Empirical evidence will be used to scrutinize and explore current theoretical arguments aimed at explaining the trends. The course will analyze contemporary policies at both the country level and within global institutions (IMF, World Bank, bilateral aid programs) aimed at alleviating poverty and lessening inequality, and examine the linkages among inequality, poverty, growth, education technology and globalization.
For graduate students only. The course teaches students to use economic concepts to critically evaluate social, political and business decisions regarding environmental resource use, environmental regulation and environmental degradation. Students will gain insight into how to respond, as business decision-makers, to environmental regulations and to increased global competition for scarce resources.
For graduate students only. This course introduces students to the global economic environment within which all modern business firms operate. The external factors considered, which directly or indirectly impact business decision-making and operations, include: domestic and foreign interest rates, exchange rate policies, foreign investment, overseas economic conditions, and international trade and capital flows. A primary objective of the course is to introduce students to major contemporary economic issues that are of international significance.
For graduate students only. The course explores U.S. antitrust law. Economic analysis is used to understand the motivations behind antitrust laws and to evaluate their success. Students will: 1) explore the social losses that can accompany market-power and why American society has chosen antitrust to deal with these consequences; 2) learn that collusive price fixing and market allocation communications and agreements are per se felony offenses, and that violators have been and continue to be sentenced to jail terms; and 3) analyze recent antitrust cases to understand the broad structure of antitrust law and to show the relevance of antitrust in the American business environment.
For graduate students only. The course will examine major economic and financial issues related to emerging markets, with a particular emphasis on the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China). The following topics will be considered: Economic liberalization program undertaken by emerging markets in recent decades; Growth drivers in the emerging markets; Financial sector challenges facing key emerging markets; and, monetary policy challenges faced by emerging markets.
For graduate students only. The Economics of Organizations uses the business-related tenets of economics to generate a modern, consistent, formal framework for strategic decision-making. After introducing intermediate microeconomic theory, the course uses economic intuition to address cost issues ranging from outsourcing to the addition of new product lines, agency issues from explicit contract theory to the multi-task principle and team production, and imperfect competition issues ranging from Bertrand pricing to the measurement of market competition using Herfindahl indexes. The international dimension is integrated throughout the course in establishing the competitive organizational form for the firm given the market in which it competes.
May be used to satisfy practicum requirements.
A course offered at the discretion of the ECO department. Subject may focus on a topic of current interest in the field, training in a specific area of the field, or a topic that is of interest to a particular group of students.
For graduate students only. Contemporary topics in economics.
An introduction to the contemporary issues and trends in public education from historical, sociological and philosophical perspectives. Open to all students. Can be used to satisfy an education minor.
The course introduces the topic of human development, integrating basic concepts of physical, intellectual, cognitive, psychological, social and emotional development of children, youth and adults at each major life stage, adopting a developmental psychology perspective. Theoretical viewpoints and recent research are considered with respect to the practical application of psychosocial theory emphasizing the interaction of human development and learning. Open to all students.
Students will investigate primary source data for philosophical orientations to teaching that include progressivism, perennialism, essentialism, social reconstructivism and existentialism. Students will apply that data in the process of responding to contemporary teaching/learning scenarios and in developing their own teaching philosophy. Students will also explore teacher-learner relationships and their impact on the quality of learning encounters. Can be used to satisfy an education minor.
This course is designed to provide secondary students with knowledge and practices of educational researcher. The course includes interpretation of student data, writing in APA style, knowledge of basic research techniques, basic statistical evaluation of research findings, qualitative and quantitative methods of inquiry, action research and evaluation of research studies form peer-reviewed journals. For secondary education students only.
This course is designed to provide students with knowledge and practices of global education in the classroom. Emphasis is on international educational practices, management strategies, curriculum and instruction and their relationship to current practices in the United States. Can be used to satisfy the education minor.
This course is designed to promote beginning computer literacy and engages students in problem solving, evaluation of hardware and software, examination of microcomputer applications in an educational setting and discussions of technology in education.
This introductory-level course adopts a developmental psychology perspective with an emphasis on the new neuroscience of the exceptional brain. The course presents the types of disability in concert with the nature and needs of children and youth with disability. The course considers the intellectual, cognitive, psychological, developmental, physical, social, emotional and learning characteristics of children and youth with special needs, including gifted and talented children and youth. Children's literature is also used to explore the psychosocial aspects of disability. Can be used to satisfy the education minor.
Developmentally appropriate procedures, resources and programs designed to meet the special needs of pre-kindergarten/primary-age children are investigated, analyzed and assessed. Appropriate interventions, family conferencing, procedures for mainstreaming, and processes for screening, assessment and placement are analyzed, applied and developed. Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSP) and Individual Educational Plans (IEP) are researched, compared and contrasted. Analyses are conducted of methods for working with children who are abused, abandoned, homeless or neglected. Experience is arranged with adaptive and assistive technologies for children with special needs.
This is a specialized methods course for secondary English education majors. Topics include teaching methods and processes, evaluation procedures and curriculum development specific to secondary schools. Involves students in teaching simulations. For secondary education majors only.
This course is designed to provide teacher candidates with knowledge of classroom assessment techniques needed to allow for continuous improvement for students and self. The course includes knowledge related to the creation of traditional and alternative testing techniques, the review of student assessment data, the assessment of teaching impact for reflecting on personal teaching experiences and the communication of student progress to stakeholders.
This course investigates theories and strategies enabling teachers to manage student behavior and solve classroom problems. Provides intervention and management techniques for teachers and teacher candidates using principles of applied behavior analysis. Examines frameworks for creating a learning environment that encourages positive social interaction and effective communication among members of the learning community. Areas of emphasis include structuring the classroom for success, planning for instruction, managing materials and equipment, and assessing and managing student and group behavior. The course emphasizes acquiring performance assessment techniques and strategies that measure higher-order thinking skills and identifies strategies, materials and technologies that expand students' thinking abilities.
This course is designed for the teacher candidate to understand the principles of scientifically based reading research as the foundation of comprehensive instruction that synchronizes and scaffolds each of the major components of the reading process toward student mastery. Teacher candidates will gain substantive knowledge of language structure and function and cognition for each of the five major components of the reading process, including phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension and integration of major reading components. Students develop and analyze instructional strategies that promote understanding across all academic disciplines. At the completion of this course, teacher candidates will have a greater understanding of the reading process and will be able to apply this knowledge to maximize instructional effectiveness for students from varying academic backgrounds and diverse cultures. This course requires students to brainstorm, research, present information and engage in draft writing, revise writing and peer editing.
This is a specialized methods course for secondary social studies education majors. Topics include teaching methods and processes, evaluation procedures and curriculum development specific to secondary schools. Involves students in teaching simulations. For secondary education majors only.
This course is designed to provide teacher candidates with the opportunity to conduct careful and systematic field-based observations tied to coursework and to engage in seminar discussions regarding those experiences. During Practicum I, candidates will complete eight essential research-based tasks required of those doing observations and fieldwork in school and classroom settings. Candidates will: 1) observe, 2) notice, 3) notate, 4) predict, 5) generate, 6) analyze, 7) critique and 8) reflect. Employing the use of these eight tasks to guide classroom observation efforts promotes the critical analysis of classroom life and facilitates the development of a realistic perspective of the realities of teaching. This is a pass/fail course.
This is a specialized methods course for secondary biology education majors. Topics include teaching methods and processes, evaluation procedures and curriculum development specific to secondary schools. Involves students in teaching simulations.
This is a specialized methods course for secondary mathematics education majors. Topics include teaching methods and processes, evaluation procedures and curriculum development specific to secondary schools. Involves students in teaching simulations. For secondary education majors only.
For elementary education and secondary English education majors. This course provides a framework for synthesizing the Florida Teacher Standards for ESOL Endorsement and the 11 ESOL competencies in order to prepare pre-professional teachers with effective linguistic and cultural classroom-based practices. The focus of this course is on ESOL methods for comprehensible instruction, ESOL materials and curriculum, and ESOL assessment procedures for English language learners (ELLs). The final exam serves as a comprehensive overview of the ESOL components infused in the education program. An ESOL field experience is required for all students (EDU 319).
This course places teachers in a position to understand the critical role they play in creating a climate of continuous, systemic improvement in schools through the establishment of professional learning communities and the concurrent development of teacher leadership. Participants gain an understanding of how the relationships among the development of learning communities, teacher leadership, school effectiveness and site-based accountability can positively improve schools. Knowledge gained in the university classroom will be applied in site-based activities, including participant-observer studies, shadow studies, action research, problem-based learning activities, case studies and quantitative and qualitative research studies. This course requires students to brainstorm, free-write, research, rewrite, present information and peer-edit. A significant aspect of this course is teaching students about writing for different audiences.
An examination of the language arts, the cognitive and literacy development of children, methods of instruction in the communication processes, the needs of the diverse learner, and the integration of language arts across the curriculum. A focus is the use of children's literature in teaching by examining genres, student responses and a balanced literacy program.
A comprehensive survey of the basic methods of teaching reading in the elementary school. Examines the methods, materials and basic skills of teaching reading, with a focus on skill development in the intermediate classroom. Field hours required.
This course is designed to provide teacher candidates with the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary to conduct investigations of ethics and learner diversity, including linguistic diversity with an emphasis on developing anti-bias strategies, curriculum and learning environments, as well as corresponding interaction between teacher and learner. The course provides research-based coverage of diversity and ethics issues while emphasizing contemporary topics such as creating a climate of openness, inquiry and support by practicing classroom strategies of acceptance, tolerance, resolution and mediation. Candidates will become proficient in the areas of diversity and ethics as specified in the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices Competencies. Thus they will acquire knowledge of how to implement scientifically-based research instructional practices to ensure positive impact on student learning in the classroom.
This course is designed to provide elementary education teacher candidates with the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary for diagnosis and correction of mild to moderate reading difficulties with an emphasis on reading instruction guided by assessment. The physical, physiological, cognitive, language, emotional and socio-cultural correlates of reading disabilities are examined to help candidates understand the nature and causes of reading problems in grades K-6. Candidates will gain facility in the selection and use of formal and informal instruments for the early detection and correction of reading difficulties. The diagnostic-prescriptive model will be applied to help candidates acquire expertise in the analysis of children's reading diagnostic data and the implementation of developmentally appropriate instructional methods that address the needs of diverse student populations. Candidates will become proficient in planning and implementing reading instruction as specified in the Florida Reading Endorsement Competencies. Thus they will acquire knowledge of how to implement scientifically based reading research instructional practices in phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension to ensure positive impact on student learning in the elementary classroom. Field hours required (Practicum II).
This course is designed to provide teacher candidates with the opportunity to participate in more than 45 hours of ESOL field experience. Candidates will plan and implement ESOL-relevant instruction in one-to-one, small-group and large-group settings. This course introduces the Florida Teacher Standards for ESOL Endorsement in the following five content areas: methods of teaching ESOL, ESOL curriculum and materials development, cross-cultural communication and understanding, applied linguistics, and testing and evaluation of ESOL.
Emphasis on developmentally appropriate objectives, materials, activities and methods of teaching the primary grades. Various historical, philosophical and sociological perspectives in early childhood education are investigated, analyzed and evaluated. The course includes 20 hours of field experience.
Involves observation/participation in early childhood education settings and an examination of instructional materials, procedures and evaluation of nursery, kindergarten and primary curricula and instructional strategies.
The course examines the ways in which early childhood programs are a part of the family support system. It focuses on the development of an understanding of traditional and nontraditional families, structural and lifestyle variations, parenting in diverse cultures and the needs of high-risk families. Implications from these understandings will guide development of a parent involvement plan that includes effective ways to communicate with parents, conference with parents, hold parent meetings and conduct home visits.
This course is designed to provide teacher candidates with knowledge of classroom assessment techniques needed to allow for continuous improvement for students and self. The course specifically includes knowledge related to the creation of traditional and alternative testing techniques, the review of student assessment data, the assessment of teaching impact for reflecting on personal teaching experiences and the communication of student progress to stakeholders. For secondary education majors only.
Involves study and practice in elementary physical education methods. Examines and evaluates subject matter, methods and source materials for health programs. Field hours required.
This course investigates theories and strategies enabling secondary teachers to manage student behavior and solve classroom problems. Provides intervention and management techniques for teachers and teacher candidates using principles of applied behavior analysis at the secondary level. Examines frameworks for creating a learning environment that encourages positive social interaction and effective communication among members of the learning community in the 6-12 classroom. Areas of emphasis include structuring the classroom for success, planning for instruction, managing materials and equipment, and assessing and managing secondary student and group behavior. The course emphasizes acquiring performance assessment techniques and strategies that measure higher order thinking skills in the 6-12 classroom and students’ thinking abilities. This course requires students to brainstorm, free-write, research, draft writing, revise writing, present information, and peer-edit. For secondary education majors only.
The Methods of Secondary Instruction course discusses how to teach effectively in today’s secondary schools. This course develops an understanding of various learning modes, learning styles, multiple intelligence, questioning techniques, and other instructional strategies to engage students and be effective in today’s secondary school classroom. This course demonstrates how to use effective lesson plan design as well as various assessment techniques. The course is designed to provide teacher education candidates with an opportunity to study, reflect, question, become knowledgeable about, and develop skills in instructional methods while applying and practicing these methods in a collaborative and constructive setting. Major topics include characteristics of effective and intentional teaching; student diversity, social justice and how understanding students influences learning; planning for instruction; creating effective lessons using a variety of approaches & technologies; classroom management; assessment of student learning; and professional development. For secondary education majors only.
Required for all secondary majors, this survey course introduces the Florida Teacher Standards for ESOL Endorsement in the following five content areas: methods of teaching ESOL, ESOL curriculum and materials development, cross-cultural communication and understanding, applied linguistics, and testing and evaluation of ESOL. Has a field component.
This course provides an in-depth coverage of the various curricular models and developmentally appropriate teaching methods common at the elementary level in physical education. Students will be placed at a school to observe and teach physical education under the supervision of a licensed physical education teacher. Field study required.
This course is a clinical tutorial-based course that will provide students with additional, individualized and alternative curricula knowledge, skills and experiences to further develop the performance of teacher education candidates within the department of education.
This writing-intensive course is designed to provide elementary education teacher candidates with the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary for the teaching of science and social studies content in the elementary school curriculum. Candidates will become proficient in planning, writing, implementing and evaluating science and social studies instruction as specified in the Florida Elementary Education Subject Area Competencies. Thus they will acquire knowledge of how to write and implement scientifically based instructional practices in the following curricular areas: history; geography; government and civics; economics; assessment in science and social studies; knowledge of matter; knowledge of forces, motion and energy; knowledge of Earth and space science; knowledge of life science; knowledge of the nature of science; and knowledge of the relationship of science and technology. In order to improve their writing skills, class participants will spend time with students in school and teach them how to write social science-based and science-based texts. Field hours required. This course requires students to brainstorm, free-write, research, rewrite, present information and peer-edit. A significant aspect of this course is teaching students about writing and learning through teaching writing, as well as learning through writing.
An intensive study involving the application of theoretical, philosophical and pedagogical education principles for grades 6-12. Required is a 120-hour minimum field experience for which extensive, fully planned lessons are developed and implemented in the classroom. Lectures and seminars about curriculum and instruction issues are presented at the University. Field experience placements are assigned by the Department of Education.
A specialized elementary music, art and physical education methods course. Features demonstrations with class participation. Implements a variety of strategies that facilitate active learning with music, art, movement and drama.
The focus of this course is the design, development and evaluation of learning experiences using the Internet. Instructional design and development applied to multimedia instruction. Instructional strategies for higher-order learning, including problem solving. Alternative design and development methodologies. Essential multimedia production tools and techniques. Students form design and development teams to create an engaging online-based learning experience. Students create and evaluate learning activities using the Web; creation of personal learning portal.
This course is designed to provide elementary education teacher candidates with the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary for the teaching of mathematics content in the elementary school curriculum. Candidates will become proficient in planning, implementing and evaluating mathematics instruction as specified in the Florida Elementary Education Subject Area Competencies. Thus they will acquire knowledge of how to implement scientifically based instructional practices in the following curricular areas: knowledge of numbers and operations, knowledge of geometry and measurement, knowledge of algebra, knowledge of data analysis, and knowledge of instruction and assessment in mathematics.
Pre-internship for elementary education and secondary education majors. An intensive study involving the application of theoretical, philosophical and pedagogical principals for grades K-12. Required is a 120-hour minimum field experience for which extensive, fully planned lessons are developed and implemented in the classroom. Lectures and seminars about curriculum and instruction issues are presented at the University. Field experience placements are assigned by the Department of Education.
A course taken concurrently with Teaching Practicum IV: Final Internship. Topics include reflective inquiry, classroom management, the diverse classroom, lesson and unit planning, ethics and continued professional growth. Students will develop a professional portfolio as part of their evaluation.
A full semester of 14 weeks provides practical application and practice in a classroom under the direction of a certified teacher. Seminars and lectures on campus are required throughout the semester. The internship is graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Students enrolling are advised that the internship is a full-time endeavor. Interns are advised against outside employment and may not enroll in additional courses concurrently without permission of the Clinical Education Committee.
A full semester of 14 weeks provides practical application and practice in a classroom under the direction of a certified teacher. Upon successful completion of a ten week internship, the remaining four weeks will be spent overseas at a Department of Defense school. Seminars and lectures on campus are required throughout the first ten weeks. The internship is graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.
This is a practicum course taken in conjunction with EDU 413 Final Internship Practicum IV for elementary education majors. Programs seeking the Reading Endorsement through the Florida Department of Education are required to include a reading practicum as part of the final capstone teaching experience. Through this culminating practicum, teacher candidates will demonstrate knowledge of the components of reading, as well as assessment and data analysis, to implement a comprehensive research-based reading plan of instruction from all students. Teacher candidates will engage in the systematic problem solving process.
A study and practice in methods pertinent to middle school and secondary physical education. Field hours required.
The course consists of directed readings and research projects on a topic of interest to the student. Content covered must be different from that included in current courses in the major. Independent studies may be taken with any full-time professor in education programs and require consent of the department chair. Subject matter must be determined through student-faculty consultation.
This course is a capstone exam that provides a framework for students to synthesize the subject area competencies and skills (SACS). A final comprehensive exam serves as an overview of subject area components infused in the education program.
Provides in-service and teachers in training with fully accredited education coursework that satisfies Florida Department of Education certification and continuing education certification requirements.
This course introduces students to the study of curriculum theory. Students explore the nature of curriculum theory, differentiate curriculum theory from curriculum planning, place the study of curriculum theory within the larger history of the American school curriculum, and explore a variety of models of curriculum theory including alternative models.
For graduate students only. This course provides a reflective look at current research and a variety of teaching strategies for the diverse classroom with a particular emphasis on adolescent behaviors in the classroom context and effective options for classroom management. The Code of Ethics and the Principles of Professional Conduct of the Education Profession in Florida will be discussed. This practical view of life in the middle and secondary classroom will feature procedures for school safety and salient information on school law.
This course is designed for students and teachers who want to explore frameworks, materials and strategies that will help them translate the rationale for diversity education into effective educational practice with learners of any age, level or background. Accordingly, the course focuses on approaches to curriculum consonant with a diverse perspective.
For graduate students only. This course presents mathematics instruction or science instruction as one multifaceted and dynamic experiential learning module that responds to real-world problems and issues. Emphasis is on strategies for exploring mathematics or science in local, state, national and international community environments. Teacher candidates whose emphasis is mathematics 6-12 or middle grades mathematics 5-9 are enrolled in the section co-taught by mathematics and education faculty. Teacher candidates whose emphasis is biology 6-12, chemistry 6-12, physics 6-12 or middle grades science 5-9 are enrolled in the section co-taught by science faculty and education faculty.
For graduate students only. This course addresses all social dimensions of learning, including decisions regarding social aspects of classrooms, schools and other types of learning environments that teachers face, and the powerful impact these decisions have on educational climate. Students will develop an understanding of the influence of social factors on teaching and learning, and that social dimensions impact equal access, school progress and performance, and completion of academic programs.
Technology and innovation are key resources for education and school reform initiatives. They not only provide an avenue to access 21st-century learning and teaching practices, but also define and shape the way schools operate. Managed properly, technological innovations are a primary source of competitive advantage for school systems; they also enhance the educational well-being of a nation and anchor its global know-how. The challenge of how best to manage technology and innovation has expanded beyond its traditional home in departments like instructional technology or media centers, to the point where it now permeates nearly every aspect of teaching and learning in modern schools. Schools are increasingly turning to technological innovations to enable new forums of engaging with knowledge; to change the way we think of teacher-learner roles; to improve quality and school/home/community communication patterns; and to create and retain student motivation. In addition, teachers now face an accelerating pace of innovation in the technologies supporting and changing the processes involved in school management, assessment and instruction. This course will explore the strategic role of technology and innovation in the survival and success of schools and schooling. The course will have a strong emphasis on state-of-the-art technologies in the selection of case examples.
This course is an introduction to epistemology and historical, experimental, descriptive and survey research as it relates to seeking solutions to problems within the field of education. Classic educational research, research techniques, the analysis of research results and the uses of research are explored. This course guides classroom teachers through the process of reviewing, evaluating, conducting and disseminating educational research, and is designed to help teachers evaluate research findings and their applications to classroom practice.
This course provides a reflective (and reflexive) overview of the educational policy-making process at local, state and national levels, and of the ethical principles that can influence such policy making.
Effectively using technology across all functions of a school system is, in itself, significant systemic reform. There is a wealth of evidence showing that facilitating change in schools, and especially maintaining that change, depends heavily on capable leadership. It is imperative, therefore, that we in higher education focus on leadership for technology in schools if we are to optimize its benefits in learning, teaching and school operations.
This graduate level course is designed to provide candidates with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary for effectively integrating children's literature into a balanced reading program. Course content provides a survey of literature for children from preschool through grade 6 with an emphasis on applying the principles of valuation to selected books from a wide variety of genres. Candidates will explore the positive correlation between children's literature and reading achievement and will learn how to apply their knowledge of literature to help children grow in their language and reading abilities.
This course traces the historical development of special education and inclusive classrooms through landmark legislation and litigation, parent advocacy and national economic and social needs. The provisions of federal and state special education mandates, judicial interpretations and Florida state guidelines regulating the delivery of educational services to persons with handicaps also will be addressed.
This course is an introduction to the philosophical field of epistemology and how it applies to education and learning. While the course is strongly grounded in philosophy, an emphasis will be placed on the application and relationship of epistemology to students, teachers and learning.
This course examines the numerous school law and legal issues that affect the public school system. Educators will become knowledgeable about the various social and political issues that are manifested in school systems. It will provide educators with a general understanding of how various legal issues have been decided. Specific legal principles relating to church/state issues, tort liability, teachers’ responsibilities, students’ rights, and administrative concerns such as contracts and collective bargaining will be covered. Students will be required to apply these legal principles to analyze actual case scenarios. Topics included: (1) Students: Rights and responsibilities; discipline; First Amendment issues; special education issues; general education issues. (2) School personnel/employees: Discipline; hiring, termination, discharge; certified, non-certified and administrators; union issues. (3) Board of education/administration: School finances; board elections; role of the board; role of the administration; procurement issues; bond issues; construction issues. (4) State Department of Education: Role of FLDOE. The course will review federal and state law decisions which effect the daily operations of the Florida public schools.
This course is designed to examine social emotional learning and teaching and to explore how pro-social centered education impacts various aspects of school climate and culture. In this course students will examine the who, what, where, why and how of the significance of emotions and social skills and why teaching and learning these skills matters profoundly. The course will examine the following questions about pro-social education initiatives: Can students be taught pro-social behaviors, such as, being kinder to one another? How would teachers implement teaching pro-social skills in the classroom? Would such instruction "stick"? Influence behavior? Rub off on teachers? What might a pro-social education program look like? Can such instruction be formalized without becoming dogmatic or political? How does social context play into social and emotional learning? Does explicit instruction in pro-social behavior positively affect the behavior of children? How might such outcomes be measured? Is there a positive correlation between pro-social behavior and overall achievement in schools where traits like kindness and empathy are explicitly taught? Can such a program be replicated?
For graduate students only. This course is a study of secondary school curriculum and instruction as a specialized part of the total schooling system. The study of this curriculum is intended to examine historical, societal and organizational issues with special emphasis on the interdisciplinary nature of curricular content and on the nature of the students being served in middle and secondary schools.
This course provides an overview of the five areas pertinent to teaching English language learners (ELLs) in order to a) promote an understanding of first and second language acquisition processes; b) facilitate the development of culturally and linguistically appropriate instructional and assessment skills; and c) present effective means for modifying curricula. The five areas are 1) applied linguistics and second language acquisition; 2) cross-cultural communication and understanding; 3) methods in teaching English to speakers of other languages (ESOL); 4) curriculum and materials development; and 5) testing and evaluation of ESOL. This course meets the 60-hour ESOL education requirement for Category II teachers and administrators as determined by the Florida Department of Education.
This is a clinical tutorial-based course that will provide students with additional, individualized and alternative curricula knowledge, skills and experiences to further develop the performance of teacher education candidates within the department of education.
Developing effective grant writing skills is essential to acquiring competitive funding from government agencies and private foundations. Writing a successful grant proposal is a blend of art and science. It requires content knowledge, writing proficiency, strong research skills, creativity, organizational ability, patience and a great deal of luck. This course will provide students with the background necessary to develop a competitive funding proposal endeavor.
This course focuses on the role of innovation in the 21st-century organization. It addresses the need for a systematic approach to building innovation capabilities and the challenges of integrating the many facets of innovation management. Leading innovators and building innovative organizations are covered from a theoretical and applied approach. Topics addressed include fundamental theories of innovation, developing innovation strategy, innovation as a business process, the role of the innovation context including leadership and organization, culture and values, people and skills, and processes and tools, and assessing and improving innovation performance. Both classroom and alternative instructional methods may be employed.
This course examines leadership, which is defined as "the ability to influence others in the absence of positional power," through interactive, experiential learning. Students develop an understanding of leadership and gain insight into their own personal leadership styles. The course addresses group dynamics, team building, problem solving, conflict resolution, the interrelationship of trust and power, and ethical behavior in the workplace. Assignments and topics will be coordinated with EMBA 805, which is offered during the same semester.
This is a hands-on course designed to help students sharpen communication and interpersonal skills through class activities, writing, presentations and simulations. It focuses on writing, speaking and interpersonal skills (i.e., negotiations, persuasion and diplomacy) necessary for a career as a business leader. Assignments and topics will be coordinated with EMBA 820, which is offered during the same semester.
This course provides a pragmatic study of selected financial and management accounting concepts, methods and practices relating to financial analysis, cost assignment, cost management, performance management and decision analysis. The central focus of this course is how accounting information helps managers identify strategies and make decisions to produce a sustainable competitive advantage.
This course provides an overview of statistical and mathematical models for effective decision making. Tools used daily by managers, business analysts and consultants are utilized to solve problems in operations, finance, accounting, marketing, human resources, policy making, economics, etc. Topics include regression analysis, statistical process control, linear optimization, time-series forecasting and decision making under uncertainty and risk. The course is taught using lectures, cases and appropriate software packages.
This course provides an integrated view of managing information systems and operations. Case studies and the SAP enterprise system are used to address key concepts. The course covers the strategic use and development of information systems and provides hands-on experience with enterprise systems. Emphasis is placed on managing the supply chain, and its impact on strategic planning. The course addresses each element in the operation of a successful supply chain including having the right quantity, quality, location, time, price and information at each stage of the supply chain process. Both classroom and alternative instructional methods may be employed.
Introduces students to strategic decision-making tools for planning, promoting, pricing and distributing products and services to targeted markets, with a goal of delivering high levels of customer value. Strategic marketing management techniques that lead toward the formation of exceptional firms are applied with the use of analytical practices. The course will use current events readings, cases, simulations, discussions and formal strategic plans.
The goal of the course is to provide business leaders with an economic framework for making decisions. The course begins by exploring the efficiency of the market-based system and an examination of how repugnance, price controls and taxation affect that system. We examine why business institutions exist and how their boundaries are determined; explore how design architecture influences individual decision making; and study how incentives and monitoring alter employee behavior. Models for optimally pricing in commodity markets, entrepreneurial markets and markets with dominant rivals are developed. Lastly, tools for mitigating systemic risk within financial institutions are investigated.
This course focuses on the core concepts of financial decision making: maximizing wealth, cash flow, net present value and the existence of risk and return tradeoffs in most corporate decisions. The course also explores the implications of various financial strategies within the dynamic global financial environment. Accounting concepts learned in EMBA 820 are applied using models that are realistic and robust. Students compute prices and returns on corporate securities and the weighted average cost of capital for a firm and evaluate long term capital investment projects using capital budgeting techniques. Students also learn about capital structure theory and financing strategies firms choose to optimize their mix of debt and equity.
This course asks the student to adopt a strategic perspective for the entire organization, with all its highly interdependent elements and dimensions, as it operates within a dynamic, global environment. The course lays the foundation for the international travel course and requires the application of conceptual models, tools and skills unique to the practice of strategic leadership and competitive global business strategies. Through readings and case studies, students will apply the concepts, tools and skills they have gained from previous coursework to real-world organizational problems, and begin preparations for the International Experience course project.
This course is integrated with EMBA 850. Students are required to apply research skills in gathering data from a broad range of sources in order to develop quality external and internal environmental analyses. The analyses are tailored to a client and targeted country. The course includes 9- or 10-day travel study component, in addition to scheduled class meetings.
This course consists of a variety of specialty, cutting-edge business topics that students would not usually be exposed to and may be staffed by guest lecturers who are experts in a specialty field or topic. In keeping with emerging trends in graduate business education, this course is purposely left flexible to be able to accommodate critical topics as they come to light.
This course introduces participants to the systems approach to instructional design. The major components of instructional development models will be presented. This course provides introductory information and application of skills and techniques necessary in the analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation of instruction (often referred to as the ADDIE framework). This course will consider these issues at both the curriculum (macro) and lesson (micro) level.
The course is designed to provide you with the distinctions and concepts necessary to apply various theories of learning, cognition and instruction to traditional and distance learning settings. These theories are tools that educators, administrators, instructors, counselors, parents and many others can use to make their endeavors more productive and useful. This course will introduce and illustrate the proper use of these tools in providing insights into defining and solving problems. The emphasis will always be on the use of these theories to solve realistic and relevant problems drawn from your own personal experience or from cases we will study.
This is a foundational course that addresses inquiry and measurement concepts at a level appropriate for master’s degree students. Through this course students will learn concepts and acquire skills that will help them make data-based decisions related to learning and human performance.
This course examines the uses of distance learning in education and training environments as distance systems are increasingly used for teaching and learning. Distance education will be investigated as an instructional method in terms of delivery, development and implementation. Students will design a distributed learning system that uses emerging technologies that support distance delivery.
In this course students will learn, explore, and apply some of the latest web technologies, research findings, principles, and instructional design techniques to design and develop collaborative learning activities and assignments in on-line environments.
This course is designed for students who intend to become professionals in the field of instructional design and technology. Professionals in any field should be able to do more than just perform the skills associated with it; they should also know something about the field’s history, its current status and the trends and issues likely to impact it. The purpose of this course is to help you become conversant in these areas.
This course focuses on theories and concepts of human motivation. Students explore what motivates students to learn, and examine strategies, techniques and interventions that promote and sustain learner motivation.
This course covers different forms of media used for instruction, about how they can be produced and disseminated, and about the technologies that help and hinder the process of understanding. This course will explore how media, text, and technology intersect and will benefit students who anticipate authoring or sharing instructional media and texts as well as those who anticipate using or managing materials authored by others in an instructional context. We will focus on issues related to the open learning movement, through which technology is used to make instructional media and texts available to a wide audience.
This course will focus on the points where media, text and technology intersect. Primarily focuses on the open learning movement (courseware, software and resources), the history, technology and communication that facilitates learning outside the traditional classroom setting. Open learning will be explored from both the professional development and student learning perspectives.
The purpose of this course is to enable students to employ systematic instructional design procedures. As a result, students who successfully complete this course should be able to design a unit of instruction by using systematic instructional design procedures. The focus of this course is the application of instructional design principles to create instructional content that can be delivered to a target group of learners.
Development of Multimedia Instruction is a course for students who are already familiar with basic instructional systems design principles and who are prepared to practice them in a Web-based environment. The course focuses on the design, development, implementation/distribution and assessment of multimedia-based learning experiences.
This course introduces the conceptual issues and practical guidelines for conducting a program evaluation. This course will define and discuss the concepts and explore the theoretical basis of the diverse models and alternative approaches to program evaluation.
This course is designed to help students understand and comprehend project management principles, while engaging in the practice of project management. In this course students will be provided the appropriate scaffolding and instruction in order to gain the basic skills necessary to successfully lead a project team.
This course is designed for students to be able to introduce an instructional or non-instructional change initiative in an organizational environment and plan implementing that change and monitoring its progress based on their understanding of the systemic functions of the organization. These activities will take place in the context of human performance technology and with the purpose of improving organizational performance based on a systemic analysis of the organization.
This course is designed to provide the foundational information and activities to develop the skills necessary to be successful in completing performance systems analysis in a variety of settings. While the class will focus on a narrow domain, the skills learned in the course can be applied in a variety of domains.
This field internship is designed to provide on-the-job experience in developing instructional design and technology competencies. Students will apply the skills and knowledge learned during their instructional design and technology program to a real-world workplace.
Discuss advanced topics in instructional design (ID), such as new ID models and innovative approaches to ID research. Invited specialists present lectures and lead discussions on current topics and projects. The student will discuss and contribute to each of these topics.
Discuss advanced topics in instructional design (ID), such as new ID models and innovative approaches to ID research. Invited specialists present lectures and lead discussion on current topics and projects. The students will discuss and contribute to each of these topics. Additionally this course will cover ethics, contract negotiations, professional development, networking, stakeholder interactions, interviewing skills, instructional development and advanced presentation skills. This course will require the completion of a field internship and/or an advanced instructional design project for a field-based stakeholder as well as a comprehensive exam (professional portfolio).
Further study of the principles of writing.
Explores attitudes toward language and examines the way English works: its history, its regional and social varieties and its grammar. Includes a thorough review of the conventions of usage governing standard American written English. Satisfies a requirement for the secondary English education major.
An introductory-level study of the history, theory and uses of rhetoric. May include issues in rhetoric and composition pedagogy, studies of cultural or political rhetoric and literacy studies. May be repeated if content varies.
This course focuses on methods and approaches to teaching second and foreign languages. It incorporates theories of second/foreign language teaching and learning as well as essential concepts from applied linguistics. This course is intended for non-education majors who may pursue graduate studies in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), applied linguistics or foreign languages, or for students who may have interest in teaching/tutoring English to non-native speakers in the U.S. or abroad.
This course will focus on concepts, issues and approaches related to the teaching of composition. It will incorporate study of the definition and characteristics of writing and the writing/composing process.
The primary aims of the class are to introduce students to the aesthetic, cultural and material dimensions of the reading experience, to enhance their understanding of how physical and visual presentations shape a reader's perceptions, and to introduce the craft and art of the physical book.
Open only to juniors and seniors. Internship to acquaint English majors with careers and professions and to show them how their special skills can be used in these environments. May be repeated for a maximum of 10 credit hours, 4 of which may count toward the English major. Students must apply for the internship one semester in advance. May not be used to satisfy general distribution requirements.
The senior portfolio course is required for all English majors in the last semester of their senior year. The course assesses student attainment of stated outcomes and offers preparation for career development, including employment or graduate and professional schools.
This course requires students to develop a feasibility study for a new business venture. The study will be utilized throughout courses in the major and will form the basis of the business plan in ENT 487. In addition to a historical review of entrepreneurship, students assess the value of a concept and explore opportunity recognition, innovation and creativity, pro forma financial statement development, the legal structures of business, risk analysis and types of entrepreneurial ventures.
Major sources of funding for new ventures - including family and friends funding, angels, venture capitalists, informal investors, banks, investment banks, suppliers, buyers and the government - are reviewed and evaluated in this course. Some topics for this course include debt and equity capital markets, valuation, bootstrapping, joint ventures, strategic alliances, private placements, IPOs and management buyouts. Student will create pro formas and develop a funding plan for a new venture.
This course begins with an overview of the basic business principles as they apply to multi-generational businesses. The course covers the vital importance of family businesses to communities and national economies, and the unique problems and opportunities they face. A systems perspective is used to understand the dynamics among family members, the ownership and the management of the business. The course uses speakers, case studies and assessment tools to develop understanding and strategies for managing those dynamics. It is designed for majors and non-majors either from or interested in family businesses.
This course includes the study of cross-national comparisons of entrepreneurial activity and examines the formation and functioning of innovative, proactive and risk-taking organizations that cross national borders. Attention is given to understanding the skills necessary to successfully launch a new venture in the global economy.
This course draws on a broad range of business disciplines including management, marketing, finance and accounting to develop the business plan. Critical elements of the plan include industry/market analysis, clear opportunity and concept definition, target market analysis, a comprehensive human resource plan, financial pro forma analysis, as well as statements of sources and uses of funds, and an assessment of critical risks. Semester-long work on the business plan culminates with a business plan competition.
Topics vary and focus on emerging ideas and the latest research in areas of entrepreneurship that are not covered by the current curriculum. Sample topics include creativity and problem-solving, innovation and technology entrepreneurship, legal issues for entrepreneurs, corporate entrepreneurship, real estate venturing and social entrepreneurship.
Entrepreneurship is the art of business. Think of the business plan and the business operation as your canvas. Entrepreneurship takes creativity, innovation and perseverance. Entrepreneurship is a way of thinking and acting. In this course, you will acquire a greater understanding of the entrepreneurial process — a process of opportunity recognition, resource marshalling and team building driven by communication, creativity and leadership. You will work on YOUR business concept.
This course is part of the M.S. in Entrepreneurship and introduces students to the principles and techniques of ideation, creativity and opportunity recognition that are critical to an entrepreneurial mindset. Students will learn a wide variety of creative problem solving and theory building skills and have the opportunity to apply those to the development of a new concept and venture. Students will also learn how to identify and reduce self-imposed limitations to creativity and opportunity recognition. In addition, business modeling techniques are introduced as a method for evaluating creative ideas.
Creating new businesses, capturing new markets and enhancing organizational effectiveness occur through improving productivity or innovation, or both. New discoveries, new technologies, competition and globalization compel both entrepreneurs and existing firms to foster innovation and agility. This course explores successful frameworks, strategies, funding techniques, business models, risks and barriers for introducing breakthrough products and services. Topics include business model innovation, design-driven innovation and leadership. The focus is on the selection of appropriate business models.
This course uses a combination of of case discussions and lectures to study entrepreneurial finance. The course is targeted toward budding entrepreneurs. The course begins with an overview of financial statements. A thorough examination of forecasting revenues and expenses are used to create pro forma financial statements. The course then shifts to financing operations of startups with limited resources. External sources of financing to fund growth are introduced, and the tax implications of all financial decisions are evaluated. The course concludes with a discussion of exit strategies available to harvest the investment in the startup.
In this course we will explore how marketing and entrepreneurship affect and are affected by one another. We will examine concepts from each of these two areas to determine how they apply to and how they can aid the practice of the other. We will look at the role of marketing in entrepreneurial ventures and the role of entrepreneurship in marketing efforts of all firms. Attention will be devoted to understanding why marketers resist entrepreneurship, as well as the common mistakes entrepreneurs make when it comes to marketing.
For graduate students only. This course focuses on developing the skills necessary for successful entrepreneurship. Students will develop a business concept, define a new venture and market the concept, research the market and determine the commercial viability of the business concept, forecast sales and production, prepare financial pro formas, develop a marketing and funding plan, and prepare and present a business plan for the new venture. Students will have the opportunity to enter their work in a business plan competition.
This course treats entrepreneurship as a form of strategy. In today’s competitive environment, size of company does not correspond to entrepreneurship. On the one hand, companies like Microsoft, General Electric and Southwest Airlines have kept excellent cultures of entrepreneurship despite decades of phenomenal growth. On the other, large companies usually find their most aggressive competitors to be startups. Regardless of the type of company you will work in, it is critical to have a strong working knowledge of entrepreneurial strategies. You will work on your project in this course.
For graduate students only. This course broadly surveys the legal issues common to entrepreneurial ventures, including selecting and working with an attorney, business entity selection, corporate governance, contracts, the Uniform Commercial Code, operational liabilities, insurance, debtor-creditor relations, bankruptcy, human resources and buying and selling a business.
For graduate students only. This course provides an understanding of international entrepreneurship, including the development of managerial and knowledge-based skills that underlie the successful launch of a new venture or existing business in the global economy.
For graduate students only. Topics vary and will focus on emerging ideas and the latest research in areas of entrepreneurship that are not covered by the current curriculum. Though not limited to these, example topics include creativity and problem-solving, innovation and technology entrepreneurship, legal issues for entrepreneurs, corporate entrepreneurship, real estate venturing and social entrepreneurship.
Involves testing, designing and implementing a personal physical fitness program. Emphasis is on developing and implementing personal fitness programs that include cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility and body composition.
An introduction to the exercise science profession, including the objectives, structure, history, philosophy and biological aspects of physical education and their field applications.
This course provides the knowledge and practical skills necessary to help sustain life and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness until advanced medical personnel arrive. Students develop an awareness of safety and emergency response planning in the worksite and community. Topics include CPR with AED training, prevention of infectious disease transmission, trauma care, sudden illness care, environmental hazards care and emergency response planning. American Red Cross Certifications in Adult/Child/Infant CPR with AED and Responding to Emergencies First Aid may be earned.
Develops fundamental skills and methods for teaching swimming and water safety.
Covers methods and procedures for teaching tennis. May be used toward professional activities requirement of adult fitness concentration.
An interdisciplinary approach to education in the outdoors, combining lectures, observations, field investigations and practical experiences in camping, canoeing, fish and wildlife management, environmental control and other concomitants of the outdoors. Two hours may be used toward professional activities requirement of adult fitness concentration.
Covers methods of teaching the recreational sports of archery, badminton and golf. May be used toward professional activities requirement of adult fitness concentration.
Prepares students for teaching educational gymnastics, tumbling and apparatus. May be used toward professional activities requirement of adult fitness concentration.
Familiarization with the field of athletic training and the basic techniques, principles and theories underlying the prevention and care of a variety of athletic injuries and conditions.
A comprehensive discussion of corporate fitness that stresses fitness testing, prescriptive fitness programs and the role of fitness centers in the corporate/community structure.
This is an elective course that will appeal to students who are interested in learning about human behavior during sports and exercise. It examines what motivates us, frightens us, angers us and affects our performance of physical activity or sport. Strategies for improving competitive skills, dealing with competitive pressure, maximizing performance and promoting emotional and cognitive health and well-being will be explored. In particular, this course will appeal to students majoring in human performance, athletic training, sport management, physical education, and allied health.
A comprehensive discussion of movement education, stressing an individual approach to teaching basic movement skills, games and sports.
A course that prepares students for teaching creative rhythmics, aerobic dance, folk and square dance, line and social dance to participants of all ages.
Focusing on developing and testing skills in participants, as well as officiating in football and wrestling, and examining the psychology of coaching. May be used toward professional activities requirement of adult fitness concentration.
Focusing on developing and testing skills in participants, as well as officiating in baseball, basketball and softball, and examining the psychology of coaching. May be used toward professional activities requirement of adult fitness concentration.
Focusing on developing and testing skills in participants of volleyball and track and field, and examining the psychology of coaching. May be used toward professional activities requirement of adult fitness concentration.
Focusing on developing and testing skills in participants of soccer and field hockey, and examining the psychology of coaching. May be used toward professional activities requirement of adult fitness concentration.
A comprehensive approach to coaching athletics, including planning, values, psychology, roles and goals.
A study of human development and motor learning throughout the life cycle, with emphasis on physical growth, the effects of exercise, fundamental motor patterns and developmental skill acquisition.
A study of bone-muscle relationships and problems of analysis in human motion as related to the muscular skills in body mechanics and athletics.
This course will provide ESC adult fitness and teaching majors with the proper form, mechanics and cues to perform and present fundamental movement skills safely. In addition, majors will learn proper execution. They will also identify and analyze movement errors, and develop appropriate correction and cueing. The basics of assessment, presentation, observation and correction will be applied as students work with individuals and lead groups with the intent of developing motor and fitness skills and routines.
Studies trends in exercise habits, exercise evaluations and the process for clients developing a total wellness approach to living. Students will learn to apply principles of developing a fitness program. Lab fees for personal trainer certification examination required. Current First Aid/CPR certification required for certification examination.
Examines the special physical education and physical fitness needs of individuals with chronic or functional handicaps.
A study of the organizational patterns and administrative processes involved in leisure-oriented organizations.
An analysis of sports from a sociological perspective. Investigates sport theory from historical to modern contexts. Includes a critical appraisal of the expanding literature on the origins, functions and effects of sports in society.
Open only to junior and senior exercise science majors whose concentration is teaching physical education, and exercise science students whose concentration is adult fitness. A study of the available tests, measurement and assessment procedures for the physical education or fitness instructor.
Develops knowledge and understanding of the function and limitations of the organism during exercise.
An instructional program that includes supervised pre-professional practice in approved recreational service agencies. Involves observation and participation in planning, conducting and evaluating at the face-to-face supervisory and executive levels of leadership. Graded on a pass/fail basis.
Offers practical experience in health and fitness center programming. Admission by application to the department chair. Students must provide proof of current CPR certification, and may be required to provide individual liability insurance. Graded on a pass/fail basis. This course may be repeated for credit for a maximum of 12 credit hours.
The purpose of this course is to provide students with an advanced understanding of how to read, present, and interpret data involved in exercise science research.
A seminar and/or independent study incorporating special issues in the field of physical education. May be repeated for credit.
This course provides the student with a comprehensive overview of advanced dimensions and theory of strength and conditioning. It will cover multiple components of strength and conditioning and how they relate to human performance. The course will analyze acute training variables (exercise choice, order, intensity, volume) on a per training session basis and how they fit within the scope of a training year and career (periodization).
This is a seminar style course in which students investigate and report on nutrition theories underlying sport nutrition and how it relates to human performance.
This course covers, in depth, theories on the physiological responses to exercise in untrained, trained, and athletic populations. It provides students with an advanced understanding of the role physiological responses to exercise training.
This is an interactive course in which students investigate applications used in exercise science by experts in the field and report on the scientific efficacy and application of these practices. The course also involves application of theory using various case studies throughout the semester.
The purpose of this course is to provide students with a hands on advanced understanding of how to utilize laboratory techniques associated with nutrition and exercise science. Including but not limited to body composition analysis, ultrasonography, isokinetic, isotonic, and isometric force testing. Strength and power assessment, as well as a review of important exercise techniques.
This course focuses on financial analysis and decision-making for corporations including the legal and ethical obligations of financial managers. Students use accounting information to assess a firm's performance. Time value of money and incremental discounted cash flow techniques are used to value stocks, bonds, and potential corporate investments. Students calculate the weighted average cost of capital and are learn to apply short-term financial management tools. The risk-return trade-off is introduced using a statistical framework and the Capital Asset Pricing Model. MS-Excel and a financial calculator are required.
An in-depth study of financial decision-making primarily in the corporate environment. This course builds and expands on the skills developed in the managerial finance course. Topics include financial statement analysis, the capital budgeting process, cost of capital, capital structure, dividend policy, working capital management and short- and long-term financial planning. The course will include both theory and practice, and students will make extensive use of Excel.
Admission by permission of instructor. This course provides an opportunity for students to blend the theory of investments with the practical demands of hands-on investment management. Hands-on management of a real portfolio achieves the practical objectives. Periodically, security analysts and portfolio managers are invited as guest speakers to share practical insights on the investment management process. Bloomberg training is provided.
This course is designed to provide an introduction to the financial and accounting features of SAP as a solution for enterprise resource planning. The cross functional nature of business processes requires an integrated view of the company. The integration between finance and other business functions are analyzed within the context of the enterprise resource system. The configuration, data and critical transactions required by financial management are demonstrated in the course.
The course examines the role of the multinational firm as a catalyst and facilitator of international business. Examines and explores the management of international financial risk, foreign exchange, corporate financing from a global perspective, direct foreign investment decisions and international portfolio allocation.
An introductory investment analysis class. Covers common stocks, options, government and corporate bonds, mutual funds and portfolio management.
A survey of the global financial environment, including major financial institutions, securities markets and other financial markets. Topics include money and banking, the determination of interest rates, monetary policy, market efficiency, investment banking, hedging, risk management and derivatives. The course emphasizes current and recent economic trends and financial innovations.
This internship exposes the student to a real-life learning experience. Students are hired by an organization for the specific objective of gaining work experience in that organization. The paid or unpaid internship position should be relevant to the student's major, and is worked out between the organization and the student. May not be used to satisfy major requirements. Approval of the department chair required.
Senior seminar course for finance majors. An advanced, in-depth course in finance with heavy use of cases that explore timely topics in-depth, such as forecasting and financial modeling, financial statement analysis and working- capital management. Not open to graduate students.
A course offered at the discretion of the finance department. Subject may focus on a topic of current interest in the field, training in a specific area of the field, or a topic that is of interest to a particular group of students.
A readings or independent study course taken under faculty guidance for variable credit.
Covers the basic tools and applications used in financial management. Includes time value of money, valuation, project evaluation, risk-return analysis and capital structure. Students will solve a variety of problems using financial calculator and spreadsheet programs.
For graduate students only. This course is concerned with the theory and the practice of managerial finance, especially in the context of the publicly held corporation in a competitive global environment. The course includes analysis of current and historical financial position and short-term financial decisions. The course emphasizes long-term strategic decisions such as major investments, acquisitions and capital structure decisions. The principles of cost-benefit analysis, value creation, risk and return, and time value of money are demonstrated in a variety of business case examples. The course includes an introduction to portfolio theory, international finance and financial derivatives. (CFA)
This course uses real business case studies to examine practical corporate financial management, policy and strategy. Students perform financial analysis and forecasting, examine complex financial transactions, and evaluate alternatives under uncertainty. Case topics include sustainable growth, financial distress, capital budgeting, economic value added, cost of capital and capital structure.
Course applies no-arbitrage theory to multinational financial management. Topics include international financial markets, international parity conditions, hedging foreign cash flows, arbitrage portfolios, international capital budgeting, international portfolio allocation and international cost of capital. (CFA)
Encompasses portfolio management at both introductory and intermediate levels. Topic areas include: quantitative analysis, the portfolio management process and investor policy statements, portfolio construction and types of securities, portfolio performance measures and the option strategies for equity portfolios. The course also includes detailed analysis of fixed income securities, macroeconomics, industries and individual firms. (CFA)
This course deals with the theory and practice of portfolio management and investment analysis at an advanced level. The emphasis is on strategic investment management topics and applications including portfolio optimization, performance attribution techniques, fixed income analysis and portfolio risk management. Students will learn to critically evaluate and implement existing and recently developed portfolio management models. Much of the material covered in this class is also part of the Level 2 and Level 3 CFA curriculum.
This course describes the common types of alternative investments, methods for their valuation, unique risks and opportunities associated with them, and the relationships that alternatives have to more traditional investments. The course covers material from the CFA Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK).
This course deals with the theory and practice of evaluating commercial real estate. The emphasis is on real estate valuation, cash flow analysis, financing, and partnership structures. ARGUS software is utilized to apply the lecture material and is an integral part of the course. Students perform scenario analysis and generate reports at introductory and intermediate levels using ARGUS in a series of case studies. The course features analysis of actual commercial real estate ventures in the Tampa area.
Applied Corporate Finance is designed to provide an in-depth examination of important financial management concepts integrated with SAP. Using a balanced approach of theory and application, this class focuses on the analytical techniques involved in financial planning and decision-making in the firm. Primary emphasis is placed on the importance of strategic investment and financing choices and the logic behind these critical decisions made by the financial manager. An introduction to the financial accounting features of SAP as a solution for enterprise resource planning is provided, along with using SAP to generate information used to make financial decisions.
This course covers the array of financial markets and financial institutions that make up our global financial system. Topics include financial intermediation, the determination of interest rates, money and banking, monetary policy, investment banking, hedging with derivatives and market efficiency. Students learn to use financial computations involving interest rates, security prices, currency rates and other financial data. The course emphasizes current and recent trends and financial innovations. (CFA)
For graduate students only. Contemporary topics in finance.
Beginning French with an emphasis on French culture, as well as understanding and speaking French in practical situations. Includes practice in reading and writing.
Review of French for students who have studied the language in high school for at least two years. Emphasis on accelerated grammar and on speaking. Listening comprehension, reading and writing are included.
Develops a greater understanding of French culture and everyday French, as well as speaking, reading and writing skills.
The students will study the history of France through the development of Paris throughout the centuries. The city will be presented in a chronological fashion, by studying its monuments and lesser-known landmarks (these are oftentimes archaeological remains Parisians walk by every day without noticing them). These landmarks will be discussed in class and visited in Paris.
Emphasis will be put on how Parisians interact with their history every day, framing their mindset in the process. Students will be able to experience these interactions in Paris and therefore better comprehend the French way of life. The course will be conducted entirely in French.
Emphases in Advanced French I are on oral expression, reading and vocabulary building.
Emphases in Advanced French II are on writing, vocabulary building and grammar.
This course explores the current state of French pop culture by studying various pieces including novels, comic books, television shows, songs and films.
This course is designed to give students a working knowledge of French in a business setting. It provides a basis from which students will learn about culturally appropriate business practices in France and in the Francophone world.
A broad survey of French cinema from the silent era through the present covering the history and evolution of French filmmaking through the viewing and analysis of its masterworks.
A reading and discussion of selections by master writers of French literature.
An examination of the evolution of the French language in the Hexagone and in the French diaspora (Noth America, Africa, Haiti, etc). In particular the themes of regiona and social variation, standardization and bilingualism will be explored.
Emphasis will be put on how Parisians interact with their history every day, framing their mindset in the process. Students will be able to experience these interactions in Paris and therefore better comprehend the French way of life.
An integrated picture of the political, economic, social, geographical and cultural forces that have shaped France and the Francophone world.
A study of great themes and values expressed by selected authors and movements in French literature. Course and readings are in English.
An introductory study with major attention to the principles and concepts of the subject.
Landforms, soil, flora, fauna, climate, water, minerals and the forces that shape earth's physical geography. Understanding latitude, longitude and the use of maps in the study of physical geography.
Preservation, conservation and exploitation of natural resources. Survey of global resources and their influence on society.
A survey of the resources, industry and commerce of the United States and foreign countries.
Beginning German with an emphasis on German culture, as well as understanding and speaking German in practical situations. Includes practice in reading and writing.
Beginning German with an emphasis on German culture, as well as understanding and speaking German in practical situations. Includes practice in reading and writing.
Develops a greater understanding of German culture and everyday German, as well as speaking, reading and writing skills.
This course examines topics from the Paleolithic Era to the dawn of the Age of Globalization, including: early foraging, pastoral, and agricultural societies; the emergence of urban societies in Eurasia, Africa, and the Americas; trade and cultural transmission; concepts of gender; technological transfers; and the emergence of transcontinental and global interconnections through the Saharan trade, the Pax Mongolica, and Malay, Chinese and Iberian ocean explorations. Equally importantly, the course introduces students to the methods of the historian, involving critical thinking, the analysis of source texts, and the use of evidence to address historical questions.
This course examines topics from the 16th through 20th centuries, including: state-building, commerce, and society in Eurasia and Africa; the creation and integration of the Atlantic World; new ideologies; industrial revolutions; changing conceptions of gender, class, race, ethnicity, and nation; political revolutions, genocides, and wars; imperialism and decolonization; and the global impact of the Cold War. Equally importantly, the course engages students in the methods of the historian, involving critical thinking, the analysis of source texts, and the use of evidence to address historical questions.
Surveys the cultural, political, social and economic developments in this country from the discovery of America through Reconstruction.
Surveys the urbanization and industrialization of the nation and its rise to world power.
A study of North American Indian history and culture from pre-contact times to the present. Covers Native American contributions to civilization; wars, removals and forced assimilation; and modern political activism.
A study of the development of slavery and relations between European Americans and African Americans in British, Spanish, and Portuguese America from the beginning of European settlement in the New World until the abolition of slavery in the mid-19th century.
A study of the development of witchcraft accusations, beginning with continental Europe in the 15th and 16th centuries and continuing with the later scares in England and New England. Particular emphasis will be given to international comparisons and to the changing social, cultural and economic positions of women.
This course surveys the political, economic, social, intellectual, cultural and diplomatic history of Russia in the Imperial, Soviet and post-Soviet periods.
A survey of women's accomplishments, lifestyles, changing image and struggle for equality and recognition from colonial times to the present.
This course surveys the interplay between China and the outside world from before the Opium War through the late Imperial period, early Republic, Nationalist regime, Japanese invasion, Nationalist-Communist civil war, and the People's Republic, to the present.
A study of Muslims in world history from the 7th to the 21st centuries. This course explores the history of Islamic societies and of Muslims in local and global contexts, including the Middle East, Africa, Central and South Asia, and the West. The course addresses selected topics such as politics and statecraft; religious and cultural traditions and varieties; gender roles; and the challenges and choices that Muslim societies and individuals have faced in classical, early modern, and modern times. Materials include film, fiction and political writing as well as primary historical documents and secondary history textbooks.
An exploration of the history of Africa from the rise of the great Sahel empires to the struggle for independence from European imperialism, with an emphasis on the period from 1500 to 1975. Major topics include the role of Islam, colonialism, nationalist movements, Pan-Africanism, decolonization and the challenges facing newly independent states and societies.
This course surveys Japanese history from the coming of the Western gunboats in the 1850s through the Meiji restoration, the early development of international trade and democracy, the rise of militarism in the 1930s, World War II, the American Occupation, the economic "miracle" and the troubled 2000s.
A study of mid-19th century America, with particular emphases on the political developments, changing regional economies, patterns of interracial, interethnic and interclass relationships, as well as the course of military events during the Civil War.
This course covers an examination and analysis of traditional Chinese history.
This course examines the history of Japan from its pre-historical origins until the rise of modern Japan in the mid-nineteenth century. Special focus is given to indigenous Japanese beliefs, the influence of Chinese political and social values on Japanese life, Buddhist religious culture, the military ethos of the samurai, and the material cultural and attistic achievements of the Tokugawa period. In addition to a conventional textbook, literature and film are used to immerse students in the worldviews of traditional Japan. Group work and collaborative learning is emphasized.
This course surveys major trends and turning points in the history of sexuality since 1500. We will examine the governing regimes (legal, religious, medical, etc.) that defined sexual behavior and reproductive practices in mainland North America, paying particular attention to the changing relationship between sexual regulation and politics over time. The course will also explore the ways that official pronouncements differed from the actual practices and perceptions of ordinary woman and men. We will ask how factors such as race and ethnicity, class, and gender shaped sexual understandings and behavior.
This course covers the abuse and systematic extermination by the Nazis and their collaborators of millions of Jews, Gypsies, Slavs and other peoples of Europe. It deals with Germany and other parts of Europe under Nazi domination.
This course focuses on the struggle for racial equality and freedom in the American South after World War II. It also helps students comprehend this struggle within the broader context of post-Civil War American race relations.
Special courses are offered each year.
An examination and analysis of America's role in the Vietnam Conflict.
This course examines the Modern Middle East and North Africa from the 1500's to the era of modern revolutions and recent conflicts.
European history from the French Revolution to the Russian Revolution and the end of World War I. The rise of Nationalism, Liberal Democracy, Socialism and the vast expansion of the colonial empires in Africa and Asia are major topics of this course.
The objectives of this course are to develop historical analysis beyond the level of the lower-division survey and to introduce students to experiential learning within the arena of local history practice. Students should master the historiography that structures the study of Florida’s past, gaining an awareness of how, over time, political history, social history, spatial theory and transnational studies have altered state history. Student research topics will be drawn from local history sources and celebrations, encouraging community engagement as well as independent analysis.
A study of Western culture in the ancient Near East and the Greco-Roman world.
A study of European society from the fall of Rome to the Renaissance.
A study of the origins, progress, interrelationships and impact of new forms and ideas that characterized the Renaissance and the Reformation in Europe from 1400 to 1650.
European history from the end of World War I to the present. The second half of the course (post-midterm) is entirely devoted to the New Europe that emerged from the ashes of World War II.
A study of Latin American history from the colonial period to the present.
This course offers an introduction to the methods and approaches that structure the presentation of history in public venues, including museums, historic venues and archives. Tools that facilitate collaboration between historians and communities to preserve local memory will also be examined. Finally, we will explore critically the political, financial and professional pressures that have shaped some of the most prominent displays of the nation’s past as well as the pressures that structure representations of history in Tampa. Students will attempt to reconcile these concerns by crafting exhibition proposals that would allow a local museum to engage multiple history publics.
A study of the history of the United States before, during and after the Revolutionary War. Focuses on the role of ideology and the patterns of change in religion, racial relations and the status of women.
This course surveys the Spanish-speaking Caribbean (Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic) from the Taino world of the pre-Columbian period to today. Topics include the creation of colonial plantation societies and the rise of sugar and coffee economies; movements for abolition, reform, and national self-determination; the persistence of Caribbean borderlands in the U.S. gulf south; the Caribbean’s neo-imperial economies, social structures, and political institutions; the impact of the Cuban Revolution; and the Caribbean’s tourist trade and diasporas in the global economy.
This course explores the history of narcotic drugs and modern society, focusing on America. The course also examines the history of U.S. drug policy.
Studies the formulation of American foreign policy and issues in American diplomatic history.
This course covers the Bay of Pigs invasion and the Cuban missile crisis, the war in Vietnam, the concern about nuclear warfare, the civil rights movement, and the student movement of the late 1960s.
Involves practical work in museums, historical preservation and historical archives. Requires permission of area coordinator. Graded on a pass/fail basis.
This course investigates the impact of catastrophes — earthquakes, epidemics, hurricanes, fires, accidents — on society, politics and culture in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas since 1624. Natural disasters often transform relations between nations and among social groups, while revealing social conditions and cultural attitudes kept hidden under normal circumstances. Natural disasters can create the conditions for revolutions, lead to wars over scarce resources, provide pretexts for imperial intrusions and expose the inequalities and tensions in society. Students will develop their knowledge of world history and disaster studies by reading and writing about selected case studies.
The course traces the diplomatic and economic events leading to the outbreak of war in 1914 and follows the progress of the war, revolution and peace.
The course traces the political, economic, social and diplomatic events leading to the outbreak of hostilities and the military and diplomatic aspects of the war itself. It concludes with the Nuremburg Trials.
Involves guided readings, research and criticism. Materials covered must be different from those included in current courses. May be repeated for credit if subject matter varies.
A substantial research and writing project. The subject matter must be determined through student-faculty consultation. A senior thesis can be written under the guidance of any full-time professor in the HIS department.
Advanced study of a selected historical topic. This course will count toward the upper-level requirement for the History major, and, depending on the topic, may fulfill other requirements, with approval of the Associate Chair for History, Sociology, Geography and Legal Studies. May be repeated for credit if the topic differs.
This course examines the British rule in India as a case study of how imperial rule is imposed and maintained, and the Indian independence movement as a model of colonial resistance. It then examines the different imperial systems imposed on Africa, the struggle by African colonies for self-determination, and their search for identity and stability after independence.
This course examines China’s revolutionary century with a particular emphasis on four definitive events: the Boxer Rebellion (1900), the Communist revolution (1934-1949), the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) and the 1989 Democracy Movement. It explores both the cause and course of these revolutions, how they become embedded in cultural memory and the ways in which they shaped state-society power relationships.
The term “discovery” is an ambivalent and charged word when discussing the arrival, military occupation and colonization of the Americas during the late 15th and 16th centuries. Who discovered whom in 1492 and what were the economic, demographic, ecological, political and cultural consequences brought about by the New World/Old World encounter? How were Europe and the Americas transformed by this seminal event, and how were the foundations of modern Latin America (and modern Western civilization) laid during this fascinating period? These questions and many others will be studied and analyzed through exposure to the primary texts and artifacts of that era, in an attempt to understand the Spanish and Indigenous mindset on the eve of conquest and their mutual transformation throughout the 16th century, when a New World — a world still in formation — was born.
This course covers both traditional and modern China and Japan. It examines why and how have Chinese and Japanese men and women created, accepted, defended, revised, or resisted various gender roles as well as how have gender constructions shaped ideas and patterns of education, sexuality, marriage, family, and work.
Introduces the student to the Honors Program and to the Excellence in Leadership and Service (EXCELS) program. EXCELS is designed to develop leadership skills and a commitment to community service among Honors Program students. Focus is on active learning through outside-the-classroom experiences, such as community outreach and the Honors Symposia series. Graded.
Introduces the student to the philosophical underpinnings of the Honors Program: "Challenging Mindsets." Encourages students to explore Honors Program offerings and to continue their pursuit of experiential learning and their development of leadership skills. Graded.
A study of wellness and concepts for developing healthy lifestyles. Covers lifestyle risk factors associated with chronic and communicable diseases.
This course introduces the student to common word roots, prefixes and suffixes used by the medical and allied health professions. Upon completion of this course, students should be able to define common medical terminology by deciphering its parts.
This course is required of all students enrolled in the pre-professional allied health concentration. This is an introductory course examining the various career opportunities (as recognized by the American Medical Association) within allied health. Content includes professional foci, educational requirements and career outlook, and philosophical issues in allied health. Instructor consent is required to enroll in this course.
A study of nutritional status and the effect of eating habits and food consumption on society, families and individuals.
This is a one-semester course without lab that covers the structure and function of the human body on the cellular, systemic and organismal levels. Special emphasis is given to the skeletal, nervous, cardiovascular and respiratory systems.
A study of the structures and functions of the body, with special emphases on histology and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular and nervous systems. Permission to retake the course during the fall and spring semesters after having earned a letter grade in or having officially withdrawn from the course must be granted by the department chair.
A study of the structure and functions of the body, with special emphases on the endocrine, circulatory, digestive, respiration, urinary and reproductive systems. Permission to retake the course during the fall and spring semesters after having earned a letter grade in or having officially withdrawn from the course must be granted by the department chair.
This laboratory course introduces the students to hands-on exercises related to the structure and function of tissues, and the skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems (including dissections of cats and brains as well as physiological concepts). Permission to retake the course during the fall and spring semesters after having earned a letter grade in or having officially withdrawn from the course must be granted by the department chair.
This laboratory course introduces students to hands-on exercises related to structure and function of the endocrine, circulatory, digestive, respiratory, urinary and reproductive systems (including dissections of cats, hearts, and kidneys as well as physiological concepts). Permission to retake the course during the fall and spring semesters after having earned a letter grade in or having officially withdrawn from the course must be granted by the department chair.
This course provides the student with a clear understanding of public health: the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting health.
This course provides the student with an overview of health science research and data analysis, the organization and summarization of data, and drawing inferences about the characteristics of sample data. Conceptual topics include study design, descriptive statistics, probability, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, power and sample size, inferential statistics, and decision-making. Statistical techniques include prevalence, incidence, odds ratio, relative risk, sensitivity, specificity, measures of central tendency, dispersion, and variability, measures of bivariate association (Pearson, Spearman, Chi-square), independent samples and paired samples (t-tests), between groups design (one-way and two-way ANOVA), and linear regression.
This course provides the student with an overview of morbidity and mortality surveillance by understanding disease etiology, distribution, and control. The course focuses on disease surveillance related to exercise, rehabilitation, public and community health through both descriptive and analytical methods. Cohort, case and experimental studies will be examined in relation to prevalence, outbreak, rate adjustment and study design.
Lecture/discussion course emphasizing an understanding of the basic principles of pharmacology specifically aimed at the needs of allied health professionals. The application of these principles to drug categories commonly encountered by allied health professionals is covered.
This course provides a strong social and behavioral theoretical foundation within the context of public health. The course will focus on critical thinking about public health issues, social determinants of health, health risk behaviors and intervention strategies. The course includes long-term trends in morbidity and mortality, social factors that correlate with these trends and theories that attempt to explain disparities in health and status across sub-populations. The course introduces data on health risks associated with specific behaviors such as smoking, poor diet, sedentary lifestyle and substance abuse and introduce various strategic approaches for developing individual-, group- and community-based behavioral interventions.
This course will utilize an experiential, evidence-based model of learning and building on global health competencies. This experiential learning course will enable students to "learn by doing." The primary goal of this experience is to enable the students to contribute toward a better quality of life for all people, especially those who are vulnerable, underserved, marginalized and disadvantaged. The course will focus on providing content and skills necessary to collaboratively plan and implement a service learning project that will address a community need.
This course addresses contemporary issues in the usage of dietary supplements and sports performance aids, including vitamin and mineral supplements, herbs and botanicals promoted to the general public and to the athlete. The focus is to use the scientific method to evaluate product and research literature and health claims, when it is known that data are often likely to be incomplete or inconclusive. The course also reviews safety data, adverse event reports and legal issues involving dietary supplements.
This course provides key concepts and knowledge regarding how health policy is formulated, enacted, and implemented. The course analyzes health policy by focusing on how and why health policy is developed at the federal, state and local levels. The course begins with a brief overview of the concepts and theories associated with public policy development in the health sector. The main emphasis will be upon providing the tools with which to understand how both public and private institutions produce health policy in its various forms. This course should provide a practical background to the study of health policy.
This course will introduce students to the development, implementation and evaluation strategies that address health promotion issues at multiple levels. The course will provide a strong foundation of theories and conceptual frameworks used to develop, implement and evaluate health promotion from an ecological perspective - encompassing the individual, interpersonal, organizational, community, social and policy levels.
This course develops the student's ability to: 1) work with organizations and communities; 2) develop skills to mobilize resources and the organizational and community capacity to address public health challenges and achieve the national health objectives; and 3) enable participation and leadership in a network that fosters the future of public health. The course exposes students to concepts and theories of leadership, performance improvement, organizational behavior, marketing, operations, organizational strategy and continuous quality improvement. The general management perspective is emphasized.
An upper-level course for those looking to go onto professional/graduate school and/or those who would benefit from experiential learning in teaching various aspects of a laboratory course. Through direct involvement both in and out of the classroom, students gain hands-on knowledge of instruction in a health science laboratory. Under the supervision of the faculty, students participate in all aspects of teaching a semester long laboratory class. This may include, but is not limited to, presenting materials in the introductory component of each laboratory, working with students during laboratory hours, holding office hours, holding review sessions in the laboratory, creating and evaluating testing components, and laboratory preparation and maintenance. Counts as a general elective only.
This is an instructional, field-based experience in the allied health occupations for the pre-professionals. Both directed and self-directed experiences are required under the supervision of a certified/licensed allied health care practitioner in an approved health care setting. Students must earn program coordinator approval, provide documentation of current immunizations, health screening and CPR certification, and make provisions for transportation to the clinical affiliation site. Minimum allowable number of clinical contact hours is 120. This course may be repeated for credit for a maximum of 12 credit hours.
This course is an experiential education course that focuses on conducting undergraduate research in health sciences and working along with a faculty member. The students will be engaged in project conception, background literature study, methodology, data collection, analyzing results and possible presentation of research to larger community. At least two hours a week is required for each credit hour.
This course integrates public health theory and practice in a professional setting. Students have the opportunity to apply concepts from core and concentration courses, conduct projects and interact with a range of health professionals. The student works with both faculty advisor and an academically and professionally qualified preceptor. This course may be repeated for credit for a maximum of 12 credit hours.
This course encompasses professional topics and current issues in the allied health professions. A seminar style class including discussions, reviews of current literature, case studies and journal article critiques will be conducted.
A course offered at the discretion of the Health Science and Human Performance Department. Subjects may focus on topics of current interest in the field or a topic that is of interest to a particular group of students.
This course will cover research designs and research methods for exercise and health related studies. In particular, this course will focus on qualitative, quantitative and mixed method research designs, data collection techniques and statistical analyses. This course builds on the basic knowledge of biostatistics to explore more advanced research analysis techniques with both parametric and nonparametric data. This course will enable the student to develop instruments that align with specific research questions/hypotheses. Students will become knowledgeable of mixed methods research and a greater understanding of the usage of one design informing the other for more robust research endeavors.
This course encompasses professional topics and current issues in exercise and nutrition science. A seminar style class including discussions, reviews of current literature, case studies and journal article critiques will be conducted.
This course provides the student with a comprehensive overview of nutritional supplementation as it applies to body composition, performance (strength, endurance, power) and general health. The course will cover the major supplements touted to enhance energy, fat loss, strength, muscle, endurance, inflammatory status and the overall hormonal milieu.
This course is an exploration of one or more special topics in exercise and nutrition science. The course gives students a comprehensive overview of a specialized field in sports and/or nutrition as provided by a visiting professor. May be repeated if content varies.
The purpose of this course is to provide students with an advanced understanding of the role that nutrition plays in the acute and chronic response to exercise. In-depth discussion of macro and micro nutrients are discussed as they relate to exercise and sport.
The practicum provides clinical field based experiences in preparation for employment in the exercise and nutrition science related professions. Graduate students will gain insight into various practices, disciplines, techniques, administrative duties and clinical processes related to exercise and nutrition science. Graduate students will provide documentation of their experience. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.
This course includes the master’s program comprehensive exam which must be satisfactorily completed to graduate with the MS Exercise and Nutrition Science degree. The course also includes review for the comprehensive exam. Satisfactory completion of this course will also help prepare those students who plan to take Certified Sports Nutritionist Exam (CISSN) offered by the International Society of Sports Nutrition but passage of the CISSN exam is not required for graduation from the MS program.
This internship exposes the student to a real life learning experience. Students are hired by an organization for the specific objective of gaining work experience in that organization. The paid or unpaid internship position should be relevant to the student's major, and is worked out between the organization and the student. Completion of this internship helps students partially attain the following goals of the College of Business. May be used to satisfy the cross-cultural experience requirement of the IB major. Approval of the international business coordinator required.
Examines select economic, political and cultural aspects of specific countries through readings, lectures, research and travel abroad. Country selection varies with instructor. Travel abroad includes visits to foreign stock exchanges, universities, corporations and international organizations. The trip is required for course credit, and the cost of the trip is not included in tuition. May require class meetings during the last seven weeks of the spring semester.
A course offered at the discretion of the Department of International Business. Subject may focus on a topic of current interest in the field, training in a specific area of the field, or a topic that is of interest to a particular group of students.
For graduate students only. A course offered at the discretion of the coordinator of international business. Subject may focus on a topic of current interest in the field, training in a specific area of the field, or a topic that is of interest to a particular group of students.
For graduate students only. Contemporary topics in international business.
Special courses are offered occasionally, including travel abroad experience. Check descriptions published annually.
A capstone course for international and cultural studies majors that focuses on the analysis of proposed solutions to contemporary global issues.
Beginning Italian with an emphasis on Italian culture, as well as understanding and speaking Italian in practical situations. Includes practice in reading and writing.
Develops a greater understanding of Italian culture and everyday Italian, as well as speaking, reading and writing skills.
Develops a greater understanding of Italian culture and everyday Italian, as well as speaking, reading and writing skills.
This course studies the integration of information systems solutions and business processes. Topics include how information and information systems relate to business processes; how organizations use information systems for competitive strategy, supply chain and resource management; and how information systems are developed and managed. The ethical implications of information systems and international dimensions of information systems use are also covered. Students apply knowledge acquired in this course to use contemporary software applications and an enterprise resource planning simulation to run their own simulated company.
Studies the fundamental concepts of designing and writing computer programs to solve problems. Emphasizes structured programming and object-oriented methods in the .NET environment. Includes Web-based client-server application development using contemporary programming tools.
This course provides an introduction to network and cloud computing infrastructures. Topics covered include network architectures, topology, routing, protocols, IP addressing, wireless networking, securing networks, virtualization and cloud computing. An introduction to the fundamentals of hardware, software and networks is provided. Course coverage includes infrastructure, platform and software as a service aspects of cloud computing. Labs offer students practical experience with a protocol analyzer, network diagramming tool and access to a large cloud service provider. Students work directly with cloud-based resources to include installing and configuring instances of different operating systems in a virtualized environment.
This course introduces students to analysis and design of business information systems. The course addresses the key concepts of user requirements, modeling and information systems project management. The course covers object-oriented requirements modeling approaches. A semester-long project provides students with the opportunity to integrate concepts in analyzing and designing an information system using a prototyping approach with a rapid application development tool. The project management component of the course exposes students to project feasibility analysis, project tracking, developing service requests and reporting minutes of meetings.
This course focuses on integration of business processes across different functional areas in an organization. Students will learn about enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems and their role in integrating business processes within and across organizations. Through hands-on exercises, students will learn how to configure business processes within an organization using a contemporary ERP system, SAP. The course provides students an opportunity to study and compare integration of business processes using ERP systems in two organizations which culminates in a research paper and presentation to the class. Case studies, business simulation, and business process modeling are used to enhance student understanding.
This course introduces students to the fundamental concepts of information and cybersecurity. It covers how to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data and information systems that modern organizations depend upon. The information security domains examined include network security, risk management, governance, physical security, cryptography, application development, business continuity and legal issues. Special consideration is given to studying major security incidents and cybersecurity trends. Students will learn about the threats and vulnerabilities facing computer systems and the tools and techniques used to secure them.
This course emphasizes advanced programming concepts, development of web-based client server applications and integration of applications with enterprise systems. Topics include contemporary languages and methodologies used in the business community to support interoperable computer-to-computer interaction over a network. Students complete hands-on exercises, expand their personal e-portfolio of professional skills, and participate in an experiential learning project with an outside organization.
This course examines the short-and long-term decisions that are made in manufacturing and service systems relating to the operations function. Emphasis is placed upon maximizing productivity, improving quality and discussing key issues within operations which are of relevance in a firm’s ability to remain competitive in a global economy. The course also covers global supply chain management aspects such as outsourcing/offshoring and strategic use of information systems. Students are given realistic exercises and gain hands-on experience using a contemporary enterprise information system.
Studies fundamental concepts of data and information management with primary focus on database systems, including identifying organizational requirements, conceptual data modeling, logical and physical database design, SQL and database administration tasks. Other topics include business intelligence technologies, data quality management and emerging trends. This course requires completion of an application prototype on a currently popular DBMS.
The course continues with systems development in an enterprise environment with an emphasis on governance and strategy. The course focuses on topics such as developing system and network architectures, capturing data, process and security requirements, designing user interfaces and documentation, implementing systems and planning for transition and training. Moreover, the course covers international governance standards using case examples from global companies. Governance topics include global strategy development, business alignment, strategic planning and other IS frameworks. The course provides students with the opportunity to earn the Information Systems Analyst (ISA) designation, an internationally recognized professional certification.
The course focuses on the use of data, statistical and quantitative analysis, and explanatory and predictive models to generate data-driven insight for decision-making and competitive strategy. Students gain knowledge and skills to manipulate and analyze large data sets. Topics include the strategic value of business intelligence and analytics, relevant concepts related to databases and data warehouses, data and text mining techniques, and business applications of data mining and analytics. Students use software tools to analyze large data sets.
Provides additional hands-on lab exercises that build upon the concepts learned in ITM 380. The course covers the hacking methodologies used to assess and attack a target computer system. Emphasis is placed on understanding attack exploits and using security tools and techniques to find and fix vulnerabilities. Students engage in offensive and defensive exercises stressing ethical hacking and penetration testing. Exercises are conducted using different operating systems and virtual environments.
This internship exposes the student to a real life learning experience. Students are hired by an organization for the specific objective of gaining work experience in that organization. The paid or unpaid internship position should be relevant to the student's major, and is worked out between the organization and the student. Completion of this internship helps students partially attain the following goals of the College of Business. May not be used to satisfy major requirements. Approval of the department chair required.
A course offered at the discretion of the ITM department. Subject may focus on a topic of current interest in the field, training in a specific area of the field, or a topic that is of interest to a particular group of students.
For graduate students only. This course provides an integrated view of managing information systems and operations. Case studies and the SAP enterprise system are used to address key concepts. The course covers the strategic use and development of information systems as well as providing hands-on experience with enterprise systems. Emphasis is placed on managing the supply chain and its impact on strategic planning. The course addresses each element in the operation of a successful supply chain including having the right quantity, quality, location, time, price and information at each stage of the supply chain process. Both classroom and alternative instructional methods may be employed.
For graduate students only. This course is a study of project management using the systems approach to problem solving. This course covers the nine project management knowledge areas. Contemporary project management software is used to illustrate all concepts. The course covers management of multiple projects, new product development, and large technology programs. Information-processing methods such as the Design Structure Matrix are used to analyze task dependencies. Methods for managing uncertainty in project management are covered. Students use case studies, readings and software applications to learn the sophisticated techniques and management designs used to effectively manage risk and uncertainty, financial exposure and human constraints.
For graduate students only. Leading companies compete on analytics. This course focuses on using data, statistical and quantitative analysis, explanatory and predictive models, and data-driven insight to support decision-making and actions. Students gain knowledge and skills to manipulate and analyze large data sets for the purpose of business intelligence and decision-making. Topics include the strategic value of analytics and building analytical capabilities, relevant concepts related to databases and data warehouses, data and text mining techniques, and business applications of data mining and analytics. Students apply analytic technologies to explore and analyze large data sets.
For graduate students only. This course examines enterprise system concepts with a focus on understanding how enterprise systems integrate information across business functional areas. Students will learn the fundamentals of a current Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) application (SAP). The use of enterprise systems at both the transaction processing level and the managerial level is covered. Case studies, business simulation, and hands-on exercises with an enterprise system are used to enhance student understanding. Configuration of an enterprise system for business processes is covered. Students will prepare a comparative analysis of two enterprise systems.
For graduate students only. The course presents an integrated approach to managing IT organization by guiding the participant though a process of effectively aligning, investing, measuring, deploying and sustaining the strategic and tactical direction of IT organizations in 21st-century businesses. The course leverages and integrates current and emerging industry best practices, standards guidelines and leading company case studies. Students will learn how to develop and evaluate an IT management plan by studying an IT organization in a contemporary business as part of the semester-long project.
For graduate students only. This course focuses on innovation's role in 21st-century organizations. It addresses the need for a systemic approach to building innovation capabilities and the challenges of integrating the many facets of innovation management. Leading innovators and building innovative organizations are covered from both a theoretical and applied approach. Topics addressed include fundamental theories of innovation; developing an innovation strategy; innovation as a business process; the role of the innovation context including leadership and organization, culture and values, people and skills, and processes and tools; and assessing and improving innovation performance.
International students must consult with the Office of International Programs. May be used to satisfy up to two hours of practicum requirements.
For graduate students only. Contemporary topics in information systems and technology management.
This course explores the role and function of journalism, its evolution throughout history, and how it is practiced in different media and in different parts of the world. The basic principles, related legal issues and ethics of journalism are also examined, with an emphasis on journalism's transition in the new media age.
Students will explore the art of travel writing, using the techniques of creative nonfiction and journalism. They will learn to incorporate fact and research into pieces that include narrative, interview and reflection. They will reflect the intersection of people and places, while exploring their own relationship to the experiences. Assignments may include the critique of food, architecture and music; political analysis; and description of natural environs. May count in the humanities distribution in the Baccalaureate Core if not used for the journalism or writing major.
This course teaches the basics of capturing and editing sound, photographs and moving images for journalistic purposes, with a focus on producing content for the Web. Students will learn to tell multi-platform stories using simple, portable equipment and software that makes up the “tool kit” for today's versatile reporters. They also will be introduced to the ethical and legal dimensions of capturing sound and images in public spaces and to alternative storytelling techniques.
This course provides a hands-on practice of journalism, in which students learn reporting and information-gathering techniques, develop interviewing skills and write frequent news stories with varying angles and subjects. Students will also learn to be fair and objective in their reporting.
Specialized study of a topic and/or area of journalism. The course may be repeated if content varies.
This course focuses on digital reporting and storytelling tools and methods, building on the training provided in Multimedia Journalism I. The latest video journalism, audio journalism, data journalism, photojournalism, web writing and social media skills will be explored, along with issues involving multimedia journalism ethics and the law.
An advanced journalism class that focuses on writing longer feature stories of greater complexity than the news stories in JOU 271. Involves extensive writing assignments of the kind that appears in print or online magazines. Students will study important genres in those publications and learn how to complement their own stories with additional elements, such as sidebars, forming editorial packages. May count toward the humanities distribution in the baccalaureate core if not used for the journalism or writing major.
Advanced study of a topic and/or area of journalism. The course may be repeated if content varies.
Independent study and advanced training in journalism, which could include reporting, feature writing and/or multimedia, with emphasis on flexibility and practicality of topic and focus. Reading and writing assignments are agreed upon by the individual student and professor. May be repeated if content varies. May not be used to satisfy general distribution requirements.
Internships acquaint students with careers and professions in their major and demonstrate to students how their special skills can be used in these environments. May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credit hours, 4 of which may count toward the journalism major. May not be used to satisfy general distribution requirements.
This course is a requirement for journalism majors, offered in their final semesters, with the goal of preparing them for the post-graduation opportunities and challenges of the journalism craft and an industry in transition. Working professionals give workshops on best practices and the latest issues and developments in the media industries. Students also compile and submit a portfolio of their best work (in all media) from each year of study. A preface should include a discussion of the student's growth as a reporter, writer, and multimedia journalist. Program faculty members evaluate portfolios and select the most distinguished for awards.
Beginning Japanese with an emphasis on Japanese culture, as well as understanding and speaking Japanese in practical situations. Includes practice in reading and writing.
Beginning Japanese with an emphasis on Japanese culture, as well as understanding and speaking Japanese in practical situations. Includes practice in reading and writing.
An introduction to the language and culture of the different ethnic groups in the United States. Content and emphasis vary. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis only. May be repeated when content varies.
Designed to give students the ability to communicate on a basic level in a given language. Materials facilitate the practice of speaking and listening skills, emphasizing the situations one would encounter while traveling. Includes information about cross-cultural communication. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis only.
Directed, independent study of a subject chosen from a language such as Latin or another Romance language or dialect. Materials covered must be different from those in current courses.
Beginning Latin with an emphasis on ancient Roman culture. Includes practice in reading and writing.
LED 099 is designed to provide academic structure for students completing their experiential requirements to fulfill their leadership development plan. In consultation with their leadership advisor, LED 099 designates students who are pursuing the Leadership Studies minor. It also provides a record of progress toward completing their experiential activities requirements.
This course is designed for students interested in learning more about the nature of leadership and open to any student with an interest in leadership. Over the course of the semester, we will look at leadership from the individual, group, organizational and global perspectives. The course will demonstrate the interrelatedness of an individual with the community/organization and the skills necessary for leading in a global society.
Provides an in-depth understanding of how leaders ethically mobilize resources to be effective in their roles. This course examines how power and influence are acquired, retained and used in organizations. In addition, the course explores the effect of power followers and the overall performance of the organization. Students learn through a variety of experiential exercises and case studies.
An introduction to the study and description of language according to the principles of modern linguistics.
This course is designed to provide pre-service teachers at the undergraduate level with a knowledge base in applied linguistics; a broad understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of the field of second language acquisition; and familiarity with issues in culture, cross-cultural communication, language instruction, and assessment in order to meet the educational, linguistic, and cultural needs of English Language Learners (ELLs) as mandated by the ESOL Consent Decree in the state of Florida. The course will address theoretical constructs of the field as well as exemplify research-based practical applications in the classroom for meeting the academic and communication needs of English Language Learners.
This course deals with principles of linguistics, methodologies employed by linguists working in linguistic variation in diverse contexts significant across social/ethnic/cultural strata and domains of interaction, and application in the professional setting. Includes, language acquisition, learning and teaching, and the psychology of language.
This course presents an introduction to Sociolinguistics, the discipline within the field of linguistics concerned with the systematic investigation of human language in relation to the social world.
This course explores the concepts of doing primary research on target cultures, as well as ethical issues involved in performing such research. It may be taught on-site in an international setting. In addition, the course provides students opportunities to perform primary (firsthand) research and gain field experience on an issue of their choice that is related to the culture or community being studied. For example, students can investigate a particular environmental or social issue pertinent to the setting, culture or community.
Explores the vicarious experience of warfare and the practical and moral problems associated with command.
A study of the techniques, history and development of selected literature and film classics. Content may vary depending on instructor.
An introduction to one of the most popular literary genres, the novel, with particular focus on the varied relations novelists establish between individual and society, audience and storyteller, to entertain, unsettle and inspire readers.
This course will investigate the roots, elements and nature of poetry in an effort to make poetry a rich source of pleasure for a lifetime. We will read poetry of all types from all ages, with an emphasis on modern and contemporary.
An introduction to the plays and poems of William Shakespeare, including a survey of the texts and an introduction to the staging and poetry of the work. The objectives of this course are to familiarize students with the work and techniques of a great poet and playwright. For English and writing majors, it is essential. For all students, a familiarity with Shakespeare is a cornerstone of a well-rounded liberal arts education.
A survey of major world authors from the ancient world through the Renaissance.
A survey of major world authors from the 18th century to the present.
A survey of major authors and literary trends up to the 18th century.
A survey of major authors and trends from the 19th century to the present. LIT 206 is not a prerequisite for LIT 207.
A survey of major authors and literary trends from colonial and revolutionary periods to the westward expansion.
A survey of major authors and literary trends from the Civil War to modern times.
A study of great myths and epics from Mesopotamia, ancient Greece, classical Rome, medieval Europe and Africa. Open to all students.
In this introductory course students will study and practice various ways of reading and interpreting literary texts. The course will acquaint students with the methods and materials of literary scholarship and the specific vocabulary needed to identify and discuss a range of major 20th-century theories that helped shape English as a discipline.
A survey of contemporary African authors.
This course critically examines women's writing and may incorporate a variety of genres, including fiction, non-fiction, poetry and drama. The texts come from a variety of traditions, from classic texts by women writers to the avant-garde, and from a variety of historical and literary periods.
A study of the transformation of short stories and novels to the screen aimed at an enhanced appreciation of both the written page and the visual medium.
A study of selected novels by major contemporary authors.
A study of traditional or experimental fiction, non-fiction or poetry at the introductory level. May be repeated if the content varies.
Studies include survey of modern drama (Ibsen to the present), contemporary British drama, contemporary American drama or modern Continental drama. May be repeated if content varies.
A study of the Romantic Movement from Blake to Keats.
A study of Victorian literature from Carlyle to Kipling.
An introduction to the major poets and schools of modern and contemporary poetry in England and the United States.
An advanced study of several of Shakespeare's finest romances and tragedies, involving a close analysis of the texts and incorporating a thorough grounding in the Renaissance mindset.
An advanced study of several of Shakespeare's finest comedies and history plays.
A selection of today's major living authors from around the world.
This course explores postcolonial identity in literature written by writers from the subcontinent. Particular attention will be given to cultural and historical issues that discuss the emergence of nationalism as a reaction to the British Raj, and the decolonization movements that contribute to the forming of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. The primary texts will be literary, but we will ground our discussions in theoretical issues related to postcolonial studies.
This course is designed to focus on a variety of colonial and post-colonial literatures in Africa, the Caribbean, Indonesia or Latin America. It is a study of the representation of personal, racial and national identity in works from the selected region, written during the period of struggle against colonialism and afterwards. May be repeated if content varies.
Studies the major authors of the neoclassical period.
Investigation of medieval views of the world and humankind through close reading of several literary masterpieces.
The poetry, prose and drama of England's most glorious literary period, the 16th and 17th centuries.
This course explores four major ethnic heritages - Native American, Hispanic, African American and Asian American - through contemporary literature and film. Discussion of the unique historical background casts light upon multicultural expression in literature and film. Other arts, such as dance, music and folklore, enrich our appreciation of each community's artistic identity.
Close reading and analysis of one or more major poets. May be repeated if content varies.
A study of Irish fiction, drama, poetry, memoir and film of the 20th and 21st centuries. Includes the influences of colonialism, politics, sectarianism, religion and notions of family and women's roles on this body of literature. Includes a study of major writers from the early part of the 20th century, such as James Joyce, and their influence on contemporary writers.
This course examines sex, gender and marriage in literature of the early American republic (1775-1815) via its rogues, flirts, virgins, crossdressers, fallen women, mothers, fathers, husbands and wives. In particular, the course will be scrutinizing seduction, didacticism, gender construction and republican mother/wifehood. We will also read, write about and evaluate current scholarship concerning these issues.
A capstone course focused on a defined area of literary study, such as a major author, literary movement or genre. Content varies depending on instructor. Especially recommended for students going on to professional or graduate school.
A study of significant contemporary literary theories. Selected approaches to literary texts may include formalist, Freudian, reader response, poststructural, cultural and new historicist criticism.
Drawing on various disciplines, this course focuses on methods for "reading" culture and contemporary consciousness, concentrating on word and image in the formation of attitudes, ideologies and myths. Introduces cultural analysis and a metalanguage through which students can understand the competing sign systems and discourses of culture.
Deals with different subjects each time course is offered and may be repeated for credit.
An examination of the role of laws in society, the fundamental sources of law, and the legal system and its procedures. Develops the skills for legal research, writing and analysis. Introduces the substantive areas of constitutional, contract and criminal law and torts.
This course will introduce students to legal research and writing, general legal terminology and various legal concepts. It will also introduce students to composing and editing legal writing.
The course focuses on persuasive writing and oral advocacy. Specifically, students will write an appellate brief and make oral arguments using the American Collegiate Moot Court Association case. Students will be chosen to participate in regional and national moot court competitions.
The course will focus on trial advocacy, process and evidence. Students will develop strategy, organize delivery, and apply critical thinking to a case problem, resulting in an end-of-class mock trial.
This is an advanced and intense trial advocacy experience. Students must have the approval of the assigned professor to register. To be selected for the course, students must earn a B or better in Trial Advocacy (LJA 316) during the fall semester, and earn high scores from mock judges during an in-class, end-of-fall-semester mock trial competition. Selected students will participate in a seven-week intensive preparation for an American Mock Trial Association regional tournament (held in either February or March of the spring term). This is a pass/fail class.
An applied, experiential moot court or mock trial experience, which involves case-problem readings and participation in either moot court or mock trial tournaments. The course must be under the direction of a full-time LJA professor, and the subject matter will depend on the yearly national case problems devised by The American Mock Trial Association and The American Collegiate Moot Court Association. The independent study credits are pure electives, not counting toward the law, justice and advocacy minor.
One credit only, repeatable up to a maximum of four credits.
Using a mock Supreme Court case, developed by the American Collegiate Moot Court Association, students explore constitutional issues, and using the case, develop critical thinking, persuasive writing, public speaking, and analytical skills. In teams of two, students compete in a scrimmage, and depending on their scores may be selected to represent the university at a regional ACMCA tournament. Individually, students write an appellate brief, crafting arguments for either the mock petitioner or respondent.
Students will read, dissect, analyze, discuss, and resolve three constitutional law cases pending before the United States Supreme Court. Students will examine the lower court decisions, appellate briefs, and oral arguments for each case. After working through each stage of the appellate proceedings, students will act as mock Supreme Court Justices, engage in a "conference" discussion debating the relevant issues and possible resolutions of the cases, and ultimately issue individual judicial opinions resolving the pending cases.
Any student under medical care or on prescription medication must see the instructor before registering for this course. This is a PADI Open Water SCUBA course that teaches safe diving procedures and the use of diving equipment. The course involves lectures, pool sessions and two weekend days for the certification dives. Equipment is provided, except for snorkeling equipment. Transportation is not provided for the student for the weekend dives. Laboratory fee: $150.
Any student under medical care or on prescription medication must see the instructor before registering for this course. This is a PADI Advanced SCUBA course covering topics on navigation, deep diving (60-100 feet), boat diving and drift diving. The course involves lectures and three weekend days for the certification dives. Equipment is provided, except for snorkeling equipment. Transportation is not provided for the student for the weekend dives. Laboratory fee: $320.
Student must be current in first aid and CPR by the first week of this course. Course topics cover SCUBA-related rescue techniques and emergency procedures. The course involves lectures, pool sessions and a one-day weekend dive trip for the certification dives. Equipment is provided, except for snorkeling equipment. This course is only offered during the second seven weeks of the fall semester. Laboratory fee: $175.
Course description: Students learn how to organize and plan safe and successful dives for dive groups, and supervise students in training. PADI Divemaster certification may be applied for through PADI Headquarters after successful completion of the course requirements. The course involves lectures, pool sessions, and a minimum of two weekends of diving. Some SCUBA equipment is provided for use. It is recommended that students have all of their own diving equipment except air tanks. Course offered only during the spring semester. Laboratory fee: $200.
Designed for non-science majors. A survey of marine biology including a discussion of the basic marine environments, natural history of marine animals, special adaptations of marine mammals, elementary marine chemistry, marine plants and their economic importance, and the impact of pollution on marine ecosystems. Partially satisfies natural science distribution requirements of the baccalaureate experience, but is not applicable toward a marine science or biology majors or minors. Lecture only.
A broad survey of the geological processes at work on and within the earth. Topics include the origin and composition of rocks, as well as the origin, location and characteristics of volcanoes, earthquakes and mountain belts, within the framework of plate tectonics. Also covers the modification of the earth's surface by wind, rivers, glaciers, groundwater, waves and currents, and the evolution of continents and ocean basins. Lecture and laboratory.
This PADI diving course covers three specialty dive certifications: Enriched Air Nitrox, Peak Buoyancy and Equipment Specialist. The course involves lectures and one weekend day for the certification dives. Equipment is provided, except for snorkeling equipment. This course is offered only during the first seven weeks of the spring semester. Note: Specialty Diver, part 2, may be taken before Specialty Diver, part 1. Laboratory fee: $200.
During this course, the student completes two specific PADI specialty diver certifications: Boat Diver and Drift Diver Specialist. The course involves lectures and a two-day weekend dive trip for the certification dives. Equipment is provided, except for snorkeling equipment. This course is offered only during the second seven weeks of the spring semester. Note: Specialty Diver, part 2, may be taken before Specialty Diver, part 1. Laboratory fee: $260.
This course is intended as a broad introduction to marine science that will serve as a foundation for more advanced coursework in one or more of the disciplines introduced in this course. Topics covered in this course will include: 1) the physical geology of the earth with special emphasis on ocean basins; 2) the physical properties of water as they relate to tides, currents, waves and climate modulation; 3) the chemistry of seawater with regard to dissolved elements and gasses; and 4) a broad overview of life in the oceans. May only be used to satisfy major requirements in marine-science biology, biology, or environmental science majors. Lecture only.
Studies the interactions between marine organisms and their biotic and abiotic ocean environment, including an investigation of the distribution, abundance and diversity of organisms in the sea, the causes of these patterns and the roles of these species in marine ecosystems. The course and its companion laboratory address marine systems from an experimental perspective with an emphasis on experimental design, statistical data analysis, quantitative skills and techniques in scientific writing. Two weekend field trips are required.
A study of the taxonomy, ecology and behavior of marine invertebrates. Examines local fauna and habitats through field-oriented studies. Requires some Saturday field trips.
A study of the physical properties of seawater, global heat balance, hydrodynamics, ocean currents, waves, tides, and underwater sound and optics. Lecture only.
Studies the ecology, physiology and communities of marine primary producers with emphases on Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Topics explored are phytoplankton, benthic macroalgae, mangroves, seagrass and saltmarsh communities.
This course examines coral reef ecosystems, including their biology, ecology, geologic setting, chemical and physical characteristics and the impact of global climate change on this ecosystem type. Immediately after the end of the spring semester, students will participate in a 14-day study abroad experience at the Roatan Institute of Marine Sciences on the island of Roatan in Honduras.
A study of the basic concepts of algebra such as first-degree equations, factoring, rational expressions, graphing, quadratic equations, exponents and radicals. May not be used to satisfy general distribution requirements of the Baccalaureate Experience.
Appropriate as a general distribution requirement for liberal arts students. Topics include graph theory, planning and scheduling, data collection, descriptive statistics, social choices and voting, the problem of fair division, and the study of size and shape.
Topics include functions and their graphs, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, systems of equations and inequalities, and matrices.
Covers exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions, analytic trigonometry, applications of trigonometric functions, polar coordinates and vectors.
An introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics, with applications in various disciplines using statistical computer software. May not be used to satisfy general distribution requirements of the Baccalaureate Experience.
This course is designed to provide students with the fundamental components of differential and integral calculus, with a particular emphasis on those aspects of calculus that have applications to business. The course covers exponential and logarithmic functions, limits, differentiation and differentiation techniques, applications of the derivative (e.g., marginal cost, marginal revenue, rate of growth), anti-derivatives, the integral as an area, functions of several variables, and partial derivatives.
Covers limits, continuity, differentiation, applications of derivatives, integration, and integration by substitution.
Covers integration techniques and applications, parametric and polar curves, sequences and infinite series.
Covers vectors in two and three dimensional space, partial derivatives, multiple integration and vector calculus.
This course teaches programming fundamentals such as program design and modularity, with an emphasis on mathematical applications. Mathematical fields from which problems will be drawn include number theory, linear algebra, statistics, differential equations, multivariable calculus and modeling.
Covers proof techniques, basic set theory, relations and partitions, functions and cardinality.
Covers first-order differential equations with applications, higher-order differential equations with applications, systems of differential equations and numerical solutions of differential equations.
Covers sets, induction, algorithms, recursion, matrices, relations, functions, digraphs, partially ordered sets, lattices, Boolean algebra, switching circuits, trees and combinatorial analysis.
Covers systems of equations, matrices, vectors spaces and subspaces, dimension, linear transformations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors.
Covers probability, descriptive statistics and inferential statistics.
Covers the theory of limits, continuity, differentiation and integration.
Covers complex numbers, analytic functions, elementary functions, integrals, series, residues and poles.
Covers the theory of groups, rings and fields.
An in-depth study of a topic in mathematics or mathematical programming. Requires consultation with a faculty member, personal research, library research and an oral presentation.
Subject may be chosen from point-set topology, partial differential equations, combinatorics, graph theory or other topics.
A 10-day residency initiates term one, with program faculty delivering formal talks on elements of craft, as well as seminars on aesthetic issues and works from the literary canon. Students participate in faculty-guided genre and mentee workshops, and discussion sessions. They also attend readings and lectures by guest faculty and visiting writers and talks by editors and publishers. Assigned readings focus on principles of craft and techniques appropriate to the genre, providing the opportunity for deeper analysis from a writer’s point of view and a broader understanding of literary traditions.
The residency is followed by a five-month tutorial period with four submissions, at prescribed intervals, of original creative writing and annotations on readings. These submissions are critiqued by the faculty mentor. The nature and direction of the reading and writing projects during the tutorial period are planned and agreed upon during the residency through individual conferences with the faculty mentor, and are tailored to the specific needs of the student.
Term two extends the student’s accomplishments in term one and begins with a 10-day residency. In plenary sessions and smaller group settings, program faculty offer presentations on elements of craft, as well as seminars on aesthetic issues and works from the literary canon, often involving pertinent concerns across genres. Students participate in faculty-guided genre workshops, small group sessions with mentors, individual conferences and more general discussion sessions. They also attend readings and lectures by guest faculty and visiting writers and talks by editors and publishers. As in term one, assigned readings focus on principles of craft and techniques appropriate to the genre and the development of the writing life, providing the opportunity for deeper analysis of works from a writer’s point of view and a broader understanding of literary traditions. Each term two student also assumes a more central role in seminars by serving as respondent in at least one session.
The term two residency is followed by a five-month tutorial period with four submissions, at prescribed intervals, of original creative writing and annotations on readings. These submissions are critiqued by the faculty mentor. The nature and direction of the reading and writing projects during the tutorial period are determined by a plan of study worked out by the student and faculty mentor during the residency. Each plan is tailored to build upon work thus far accomplished, as well as to address the specific needs and interests of the student.
Term three begins with a 10-day residency, with activities similar to those outlined above. But in addition to the residency program, and a leadership role as an advanced respondent in a workshop or presentation, students attend a seminar on writing critical essays in preparation for the subsequent tutorial period focused on the writing of an extended critical essay (25 pages). With his or her faculty mentor, each student agrees upon an appropriate topic for the critical paper, as well as supporting readings and a schedule of draft submissions that will occur during the tutorial period. The completed critical paper is due at the end of the tutorial period. The student also submits drafts of original work and annotations in accordance with the negotiated plan of study.
Term four is the culmination of the program and starts with a 10-day residency, with activities similar to those outlined above. Each student takes on additional responsibilities as senior respondent in a residency session, but special emphasis is placed on preparation for teaching a graduating student seminar during the culminating residency and on completing the graduate thesis manuscript. Part of the tutorial period plan of study includes approval and signing of a thesis plan with a thesis director and a second faculty reader, as well as approval of the student’s culminating residency seminar topic. Term four students attend a pedagogy workshop to aid them in the preparation of the seminar each will conduct during the culminating residency.
Term four students attend a fifth, capstone residency at which they present a graduate seminar, present their thesis (a minimum of 125 pages of fiction or nonfiction, 55 pages of poetry) and their annotated bibliography, give a public reading of original work and complete all required program documentation.
This course studies the evolution and practice of the core management functions of planning, organizing, leading and controlling. A strong emphasis on leadership skills is integrated into the course content to provide the student with a framework with which to translate classroom theory and practice into individual and team performance in the accomplishment of organizational objectives.
This course analyzes the acquisition, development and retention of human resources to accomplish the organization's strategic objectives appropriately, efficiently and economically. This course provides an overview of the functional areas within HRM and further examines the ethical and legal environment relevant to HRM, contemporary health and safety responsibilities and trends, and labor unions. Additionally, the course surveys social, legal, and ethical international HRM issues.
This course examines the influence of individual differences and ethnic cultures and national cultures on behaviors in organizations. It addresses the questions of when and how to be sensitive to these issues, and develops skills required to manage effectively in the diverse environment of the 21st century. Within this context, the course focuses on six essential skill-building areas: managing diversity, team building, communicating, motivating, conflict management and negotiations, and creativity and critical thinking.
This course covers a broad range of international business topics that impact the strategic operations of global enterprises. It offers a managerial perspective of the practices and principles involved in conducting business across national boundaries. The course content explores the interaction between the macro global dimensions (economic, political, and socio-cultural) and the functional operations of business (i.e., international finance, management and marketing).
This course focuses on the development of problem-solving and communication competencies relevant to a broad spectrum of negotiation settings from personal relationships to the global business environment. Students learn useful analytical frameworks to understand the effect of content and communication skills on the negotiation process and outcomes. Through the use of extensive role-playing, students have the opportunity to practice an array of negotiation techniques and to develop their communication and problem-solving skills.
In a world of exploding population growth, diminishing natural resources, changing climate and instantaneous worldwide communications, businesses are being held to increasingly higher performance standards by increasingly larger numbers of stakeholders. Today's business leaders are responsible for the firms' financial, social, and environmental performance - the "triple-bottom line." Using management tools in sustainability and sustainable development, students will be able to analyze business environments and develop corporate strategies that are responsive to the multiple stakeholders of the firm. Students will analyze sustainable business practices and identify best practices in the field.
Emerging and bottom of the pyramid (BOP) markets represent almost 90 percent of the world's population and offer great opportunities for businesses, and even greater challenges. This course describes the nature of emerging and BOP markets. Students will examine case studies that describe the innovation required of companies as they enter these marketplaces as well as the institutional voids inherent in these markets, voids that must be recognized and overcome in order for companies to be successful. Strategies for emerging and BOP markets will also be discussed and analyzed by students during the course of the semester.
Not open to graduate students. This course focuses on the application of strategic management skills and the knowledge gained from prior coursework. Students analyze an organization's situation, recognize strategic issues and make recommendations. The course utilizes a group project to challenge students' skills in critical thinking, speaking, writing, teamwork, and the ability to apply theory to real-world situations. This integrative capstone experience is required for all undergraduate business majors.
A course offered at the discretion of the management department. Subject may focus on a topic of current interest in the field, training in a specific area of the field, or a topic that is of interest to a particular group of students.
A readings or independent studies course taken for variable credit. May not be used to satisfy major requirements.
For graduate students only. This course allows students to assess and develop their leadership skills as well as apply leadership concepts in personal and organizational environments. Students explore models related to behavioral aspects of leadership, including trust, power, diversity and ethics. Through experiential learning, readings and analyses, students develop an understanding of leadership concepts and how to utilize this body of knowledge to inspire others to achieve organizational goals. Emphasis is placed on a holistic approach to leadership success through work-life integration. This class begins with an intensive weekend workshop involving a comprehensive business simulation.
For graduate students only. This is the capstone course for the MBA. It focuses on business-unit and corporate-level strategy formulation and implementation. Through readings, case analyses and participation in the Strategic Analysis Program (SAP) field study project involving a local organization, students will apply the ideas, tools, concepts and knowledge gained from previous coursework to real-world problems.
For graduate students only. This course analyzes the principles applicable to managerial decisions, with a focus on the business ethics and social responsibility dimensions of these decisions. It is designed to provide an understanding of the rapidly evolving concepts, practices, and leadership techniques that facilitate the development of legal compliance, ethics and social responsibility initiatives. Particular focus will be made on the use of the "triple bottom line." This course draws on case analysis and is offered through an interactive and dynamic format involving leading ethics and compliance officers in the community.
For graduate students only. This course examines the challenges associated with managing a multinational enterprise that competes in today's dynamic global business environment. Through extensive readings, class projects and case analyses, students obtain a fundamental understanding of the cultural, economic, political and legal factors in the global environment that affect doing business internationally, as well as the strategic, operational and ethical choices global managers make in response to those factors.
For graduate students only. This course involves strategically analyzing human resource management by integrating the external environment and competition with the internal corporate strategies and HRM tasks of the firm. The course focuses on recruitment, selection, planning and information systems, equal employment opportunity, compensation and benefits, organization and job design, labor relations, training and development, performance appraisal, international HRM issues, and contemporary health and safety issues. Students will critically evaluate these HRM support subsystems from a cost-benefit and legal perspective and learn to align HRM solutions with business strategy and the realities of labor markets.
For graduate students only. This interactive seminar course investigates the role of leaders, using organizational design concepts to build systems and processes that align people in the organization with its vision, mission and goals. Students develop a realistic, applied understanding of how leaders use organizational design to lead their organizations, construct decision models, and develop processes to improve efficiency and effectiveness. Students gain insights into how to use design tools to analyze and solve complex business problems. Emphasis is on leadership through design, implementation and evaluation.
This course develops context for social enterprise and nonprofit strategic planning. It includes a historic overview of the innovative development of nonprofit organizations, a study of the environmental elements in society that affect nonprofit organizations, orientation and success, discussion of the role of boards in planning, the means for developing effective partnerships and a template for strategic planning. The course will include an application-oriented capstone exercise.
This course is the final in the four-week course sequence for the Nonprofit Management and Innovation certificate program. The week has two major segments: leadership and innovation. The leadership portion will help students to identify and assess their leadership potential and evaluate team roles and contributions. The second theme of the week, innovation, is designed to help students formulate an understanding of innovation and social entrepreneurship. The capstone project will tie together the two themes by requiring each group to conduct a feasibility study that identifies an innovative idea and develops an implementation plan that conceptualizes the role of strategic leadership.
For graduate students only. This course explores how organizations acquire, create, share and leverage what they know to create sustainable competitive advantage in their markets. Their stock of knowledge represents intellectual capital that must be effectively managed. Knowledge of management processes and systems are discussed based on case studies and research of best practices in leading companies. The course also covers the international and domestic laws governing intellectual property.
For graduate students only.
Studies the interacting business activities designed to plan, price, promote and distribute want-satisfying products and services to present and potential customers. Incorporates current developments in marketing to acquaint students with the present-day challenges of marketing activities.
This course is designed to address the distinct needs and problems of service organizations in the area of marketing. Services management is also addressed, exposing students to the unique operations, human resources, and promotional elements implicit in running a service firm. New service development is the final step, as the class culminates in the conceptualization of a brand new service offering along with a completed service marketing plan.
A study of the behavioral science concepts applicable to the consumer decision-making process, such as personality, perception, and group and cultural influences. Emphasis is on how these concepts and characteristics can be used by marketers to develop more effective relationships and strategies.
A methodological approach to marketing and consumer research problems and opportunities, using both primary and secondary research. Examines the information needs of marketing managers and the use of information for making effective marketing decisions. Covers the marketing research process, including research design, analysis and interpretation, and reporting of findings.
Examines the personal selling process and the use of a professional, customer-oriented, problem-solving approach in selling situations. Studies the nature of the sales job, selection of salespeople, sales training programs, and issues in the compensation, supervision, motivation, and ethical challenges of salespeople.
Explores the dynamics of retailing and the range of firms that make up the retailing industry. Examines the functions, practices and organizations of various store types. Focuses, through current articles, on those retailers who hold leadership positions in key retailing disciplines such as customer service, operations management and TQM, market orientation, technology, research and development, human resources, e-commerce, and promotions. Examines the future of retailing, international retailing, future trends and their impact on retailers, and the impact of e-commerce.
Not open to graduate students. Prepares students for the global marketing environment by examining marketing in other countries, the marketing implications of cultural and environmental differences, international marketing research, and adaptation of product, price, promotion and distribution decisions to the foreign environment.
Focuses on integrated marketing communications and branding strategies, with coverage of advertising, sales promotion, public relations, direct marketing, branding and social media. Studies the development of integrated communications plans for organizations. Also for students minoring in advertising.
Develops students' ability to use facts in the analysis of marketing strategy. A capstone course that serves as a vehicle for the application and integration of the concepts, analytical tools and problem-solving approaches taught in lower-level marketing courses.
A course offered at the discretion of the marketing department. Subject may focus on a topic of current interest in the field, training in a specific area of the field, or a topic that is of interest to a particular group of students.
A readings and independent studies course taken for variable credit.
For graduate students only. Studies the interacting business activities designed to plan, price, promote, and distribute want-satisfying products and services to present and potential customers. Incorporates current development in marketing to acquaint students with the present-day challenges of marketing activities.
For graduate students only. Examines the development and evaluation of marketing, planning and strategy from a managerial perspective. Integrates the delivery of high levels of customer value (delighting customers), which enhances the "connection" between the firm and the customer, ultimately leading to more loyal, profitable customers. Measurement of marketing metrics, decision theory, pricing and promotion are also topics. Covers applicable research techniques, as well as contributions from other disciplines in the context of marketing management.
For graduate students only. Focuses on the rapidly evolving concepts and analytical techniques that facilitate strategic plan development using interactive simulations and real-world case studies. Topics include analytical prerequisites for planning, formal strategic planning methods, and business and marketing strategies.
For graduate students only. This course demonstrates a logical approach to marketing and business research by focusing on the process of research and examining information needs of marketing managers. Primary and secondary research tools, survey design and analysis techniques, and methods of interpreting and reporting results are examined.
For graduate students only. This course prepares students for the global marketing environment by examining marketing in other countries; the marketing implications of cultural and environmental differences; international marketing research; and adaptation of product, price, promotion, and distribution decisions to the foreign environment.
For graduate students only. Through lectures, student presentations, journal articles and lab sessions, this course examines the personal selling process and the use of a professional, customer-oriented problem-solving approach in selling situations. Reviews the nature of a sales job and issues in the supervision and motivation of salespeople, and ethical challenges they face.
For graduate students only. This course focuses on the strategic concept of integrated marketing communications (IMC). IMC incorporates advertising, sales promotions, publicity, public relations, personal selling, social media and any other means by which marketing information is communicated to people. The course involves a synthesis of the theoretical, practical, and social considerations of IMC.
For graduate students only. This course consists of a variety of specialty, cutting-edge marketing topics that students would not usually be exposed to when taking a traditional sequence of marketing classes. The course is team taught as a series of independent lectures by experts in the specialty field.
The Nonprofit Management and Innovation certificate program was developed against a backdrop of increasing national concern over nonprofit executive succession. It fills a unique niche among area college and university programs and responds to interests expressed by Tampa Bay nonprofit and foundation leaders. This course covers marketing, development and communications.
For graduate students only. This course focuses on developing and managing the service encounter across different industries, including the nonprofit sector, in order to deliver service quality to the customer. In this course students learn the unique challenges of services and the different roles both employees and customers have in the creation and delivery of services. Students will be able to develop measures of service quality, research and anticipate customer expectations, design new services and create service recovery strategies.
For graduate students only. Studies the important role of creating, building and managing an organization's branding strategy. The course integrates the theoretical foundation of brand strategy with contemporary readings on branding practice. Coursework involves discussion, case analysis and projects with a high level of student interaction.
For graduate students only. Explores the legal environment of marketing including a history of marketing law, legal implications in each strategic marketing area, and current legal cases in marketing.
For graduate students only. This course explores, from the strategic perspective, the unique marketing challenges and opportunities that electronic marketing presents. It requires a fundamental grounding in the principles of marketing. It explores the nexus between e-marketing and traditional marketing activities. The class also incorporates current developments in electronic marketing to acquaint students with the present day challenges and opportunities of e-marketing.
For graduate students only. The course introduces a wide range of behavioral concepts, and explores the strategic implications of customer behavior for marketers. The course challenges students to explore the realities and implications of buyer behavior in traditional and e-commerce markets. Key to the course is demonstrating how an understanding of buyer behavior can help to improve strategic decision making.
This course addresses various marketing issues that are important to sport marketers. Primarily explored are 1) the marketing of sports events, teams, equipment and sports service providers, and 2) the use of sports to market goods and services. Sport marketers must understand business principles and understand how value is created through marketing programs tied to athletes, team, leagues, fans and organizations. Topics covered include licensing, sponsorship, distribution, services marketing, products bundling, consumer behavior and communication. The class consists of lectures, guest speakers, class discussions and individual assignments relevant with current industry practices and trends.
For graduate students only. This course is offered at the discretion of the marketing department. Subject will focus on a topic of current interest in the field, training in a specific area of the field or a topic that is of interest to a particular group of students.
For graduate students only. Contemporary topics in marketing.
For graduate students only. This course focuses on a hands-on, comprehensive, team-based consulting project for a live client. The course is designed to be comprehensive in using marketing concepts and critical-thinking skills. The consulting project should focus on innovative and overarching solutions for the client.
For graduate students only. This course focuses on the rapidly evolving concepts and analytical techniques for strategically marketing innovations and high-tech offerings. The impact of technology modifies traditional marketing strategies, and these differences are explored. The course involves developing a comprehensive strategic marketing plan for a new technology client so that students can apply updated strategic planning methods to business and marketing strategies.
Introduces students to the personal challenges and competencies that are critical for effective leadership. Students learn how the personal development of life skills such as critical thinking, goal setting, time management, physical fitness and stress management relate to leadership, officership and the Army profession. The focus is on developing basic knowledge and comprehension of Army leadership dimensions while gaining an overall understanding of the ROTC program and its advantages for the student. All cadets must take a Leadership Laboratory course to fulfill Army commissioning requirements. Participation in MSL 101 does not include military obligation.
Discusses leadership fundamentals such as problem-solving, listening, presenting briefs, providing feedback and using effective writing skills. Students explore dimensions of leadership, values, attributes, skills and actions in the context of practical, hands-on and interactive exercises. All cadets must take a Leadership Laboratory course to fulfill Army commissioning requirements. Participation in MSL 102 does not include military obligation.
Required of MSL I cadets (freshmen) enrolled in MSL 101. Involves practical exercises in the principles of military courtesy, discipline, self-confidence, drill and ceremonies, as well as introduction to basic soldier skills and tactics.
Required of MSL I cadets (freshmen) enrolled in MSL 102. Involves practical exercises in the development of leadership fundamentals and soldier skills including basic land navigation, troop-leading procedures and squad tactical operations.
Challenges cadets to study, practice and evaluate adaptive leadership skills as they are presented with challenging scenarios related to squad tactical operations. Cadets receive systematic and specific feedback on their tactical leadership. Based on such feedback, as well as self-evaluations, cadets continue to develop their leadership and critical thinking abilities. The focus is on developing cadets' tactical leadership abilities to enable them to succeed at Army ROTC summer Cadet Leader Course (CLC). Cadets also participate in a physical training program. They must either meet the prerequisites (MSL 100/200-level courses), attend Cadet Initial Entry Training (CIET), or substitute past military experience with the approval of the Professor of Military Science. All cadets must take the Advanced Leadership Laboratory course to fulfill Army commissioning requirements.
A study of the development of American military institutions, policies, experience and traditions in peace and war from colonial times to the present. All cadets must complete MSL 203 to fulfill Army commissioning requirements. Participation in MSL 203 does not include military obligation.
Required of MSL II cadets (sophomores) enrolled in MSL 201. Involves practical exercises in the mission, organization and composition of military units, and continued development of soldier skills including basic land navigation, troop-leading procedures and squad tactical operations.
Required of MSL II cadets (sophomores) enrolled in MSL 202. Involves practical exercises at the military team/squad level, emphasizing the functions, duties and responsibilities of junior leaders. Students are evaluated for acceptance into the Army ROTC advanced course (MSL 300-and 400-level courses).
Challenges cadets by utilizing increasingly intense situational leadership challenges to build cadet awareness and skills in leading small units at the squad and platoon level. Skills in decision-making, persuading and motivating team members when "under fire" are explored, evaluated and developed. Aspects of military operations are reviewed as a means of preparing for the Army ROTC Cadet Leader Course. Cadets are expected to apply the Army leadership development model while leading teams; to apply tactical principles and doctrine to Army operations; and to conduct a self-assessment in personal development areas such as character, adaptability, and fitness in a garrison and field environment. Cadets also participate in a physical training program. They must either meet the prerequisites (MSL 100/200-level courses and MSL 301), attend a summer leader's training course, or substitute past military experience with the approval of the professor of military science. All cadets must take the Advanced Leadership Laboratory course to fulfill Army commissioning requirements.
Required of MSL III cadets (juniors) enrolled in MSL 301. Involves practical exercises emphasizing the leader's role in directing and coordinating the efforts of individuals and small units in the execution of squad battle drills and offensive tactical missions.
Develops cadet proficiency in planning, executing and assessing complex operations, functioning as a member of a staff, and providing performance feedback to subordinates. Cadets assess risk, make ethical decisions, and lead fellow Army ROTC cadets. Both their classroom and battalion leadership experiences are designed to prepare MSL 401 cadets for commissioned service as an officer. They identify responsibilities of key staff, coordinate staff roles, and use situational opportunities to teach, train and develop subordinates. Cadets also participate in a physical training program. Cadets must either meet the prerequisites (MSL 100/200/300-level courses) or substitute past military experience with the approval of the Professor of Military Science. All cadets must take the Advanced Leadership Laboratory course to fulfill Army commissioning requirements.
Required of MSL IV cadets (seniors). Involves practical exercises in staff planning and coordination at the battalion level with emphasis on leadership and management of the Spartan Battalion.
Required of MSL IV cadets (seniors). A continuation of MSL 410 that involves practical exercises to prepare cadets for service as commissioned officers.
An independent study in military science and leadership (Army ROTC) that provides cadets with an opportunity to pursue a topic, project or tailored curriculum under the guidance of an MSL faculty member. Variable credit.
Covers basic music reading, theory and terminology, including beginning keyboard, vocal and aural skills.
A survey of Western musical thought and the history and evolution of musical forms and styles. Requires attendance at selected music events on campus.
Surveys the historical style-periods of music, emphasizing musical style characteristics and the development of critical listening skills. Highlights exemplary works of master composers.
Elementary lessons in guitar, including music reading and basic instrument techniques.
Techniques for creating sound and music for electronic media. Emphasis is on software‐based recording, synthesis and sequencing. Course includes studio projects for developing aural perception and creativity, understanding principles of acoustics and acquiring basic audio production skills. Background on electronic music history, aesthetics and literature is provided.
A continuing exploration of contemporary electronic music, multi-track recording techniques and the convergence of electronic music with other media in the digital era. Focus is on creative work and studio recording. Survey of contemporary electronic music aesthetics and literature is provided.
Elementary group lessons in piano for the beginner, given in the electronic piano lab.
Intermediate group lessons in piano skills and repertoire, given in the electronic piano lab.
An introduction to sight singing and ear training techniques that is focused on developing the student’s ability to perform and transcribe simple rhythms, scales, intervals, chords, melodies and scale degree patterns.
A continuation of MUS 112 through sight singing and ear training techniques that is focused on further developing the student’s ability to perform and transcribe more complex rhythms, scales, intervals, chords, melodies and scale degree patterns.
Foundations of solo vocal technique and interpretation, song-learning and stage deportment. Taught in a group environment, lectures and discussions are combined with solo and group singing. Requires attendance at select recitals on campus.
Continuation of the solo vocal techniques and skills introduced in Voice Class I. Taught in a group environment, lecture/discussion sessions are combined with a strong emphasis on solo singing. Requires attendance at select recitals on campus. May be repeated for credit.
Continuation of Basic Guitar Class I. Taught in a group environment, lecture/discussion sessions are combined with a strong emphasis on solo and chamber playing. This course may be repeated for credit.
Sight-singing and piano skills tailored to the needs of performing arts majors.
An introduction to the study of Western music theory, including elements of pitch, rhythm, harmony, diatonic chord function and nonchord tones
A continuation of MUS 122 designed to provide an in-depth study of diatonic chord function, harmonic progression, nonchord tones, principals of counterpoint and voice leading, part writing, phrase structure and form.
A fundamental course designed to acquaint the student singer with IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet), the correct pronunciation of Italian, French and German consonants and vowels, the diction rules of these languages, and the necessary practical application and performance and research of standard vocal literature.
Theoretical music fundamentals tailored to the needs of performing arts majors.
An introduction to the Alexander Technique designed to help singers and instrumentalists discover and gradually eliminate harmful patterns in the use of their bodies, and to develop better use that facilitates coordination, efficiency, increased energy and injury prevention.
Audition or instructor permission required. Intended for intermediate-level study only (beginning instruction is available in group settings for classical guitar, piano and voice). 100-level Studio Lessons (1-credit, 25-minute weekly lessons) are for students besides music majors and minors who are participating in UT music ensembles, and for music majors and minors taking studio lessons in secondary performance areas. 100-level lessons do not satisfy the Studio Lessons requirements in the primary performance area for music majors and may apply for up to only 2 credit hours of applied music study towards the music minor. Studio Lessons courses may be repeated for credit.
147 Organ (1)
149 Harpsichord (1)
150 Piano (1)
151 Voice (1)
152 Flute (1)
153 Oboe (1)
154 Clarinet (1)
155 Bassoon (1)
156 Saxophone (1)
157 Trumpet (1)
158 French Horn (1)
159 Trombone (1)
160 Baritone (1)
161 Tuba (1)
162 Percussion (1)
163 Violin (1)
164 Viola (1)
165 Cello (1)
166 String Bass (1)
167 Classical Guitar (1)
171 Harp (1)
172 Contemporary Guitar (1)
173 Contemporary Keyboard (1)
174 Contemporary Bass (1)
175 Contemporary Percussion (1)
An examination of the cultures of various countries and societies through their music and their musical practices. May be used to fulfill international/global or non-Western Baccalaureate Experience requirements.
A studio/performance-oriented course in which students learn percussion/vocal music from other cultures and non-Western musical traditions. May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credit hours. If taken for three or more semesters, the combined credit (a minimum of 3 credits) may satisfy one humanities/fine arts course in the core curriculum. Open to all University students without audition.
An in-depth perspective of jazz through an analysis of its history, styles and prominent artists; the influence of jazz on popular music genres; and the confluence of jazz and American culture. Students will develop their critical thinking skills and knowledge of jazz by learning how to write through the mode of an aesthetic critique, in a scholarly and professional manner.
Jazz improvisation I is designed for the beginning improviser to learn basic theory and style related to jazz, and to apply that through personal creativity to transcribe, develop and perform improvised solos.
Jazz Improvisation II is designed for the experienced improviser to learn more advanced jazz theory, and to apply it to improvising over more complex chord progressions.
An introduction to music teaching and learning (K-12) with emphasis on the stages of human development and diversity.
Topic varies as announced in the class schedule. May be repeated if content is different.
This course is taken by music education majors each semester for coordination and documentation of field experiences of all levels/types connected with music techniques, conducting, methods and final internship courses.
A continuation of MUS 113 through sight singing and ear training techniques that is focused on further developing the student’s ability to perform and transcribe more complex rhythms, scales, intervals, chords, melodies and scale degree patterns. Material includes increased use of chromaticism and modulation.
A continuation of MUS 212 through sight singing and ear training techniques that is focused on developing the student’s ability to perform and transcribe advanced rhythms, scales, intervals, chords, melodies and scale degree patterns. Material includes increased use of compositional techniques since 1900.
Through this course the student will develop basic baton technique and score reading skills for choral and instrumental conducting. The format will be a combination of lecture and laboratory experiences in which students will conduct and perform for each other.
Upper-intermediate sight-singing and piano skills tailored to the needs of performing arts majors.
This course is designed to give both the dancer and the choreographer the necessary tools to realize their musical needs, as well as to learn how to communicate those needs to musicians. These tools can be divided into two categories: music fundamentals and music appreciation. Students also explore ethical issues in the reproduction and use of recorded music in the studio and on the stage.
A continuation of MUS 123 that explores vocabulary and conceptual frameworks for the analysis of 19th century, Romantic-style music, including the analysis of formal structures, chromatic harmony, modulation, enharmonicism and the acquisition of idiomatic compositional technique through practice and performance.
A continuation of MUS 222 that explores the divergent theories and aesthetics of Western music since 1900, with an emphasis on the acquisition of idiomatic compositional technique through analysis, practice, and performance.
A study of pedagogical techniques for teaching studio lessons on the elementary and intermediate levels. Techniques include teaching in traditional style and new approaches using piano labs, recordings, compact discs, computers and MIDI accompaniments. Required for performance majors.
A fundamental study of vocal techniques, pedagogy and repertoire intended for Music Education and Music Performance majors.
A fundamental study of percussion techniques, pedagogy and repertoire intended for Music Education and Music Performance majors.
A fundamental study of clarinet and saxophone techniques, pedagogy and repertoire intended for Music Education and Music Performance majors.
A fundamental study of flute, oboe and bassoon techniques, pedagogy and repertoire intended for Music Education and Music Performance majors.
A fundamental study of guitar techniques, pedagogy and repertoire intended for Music Education and Music Performance majors.
Studio/performance-oriented class focusing on musical preparation, analysis of scene/dramatic structure, incorporation of musical staging/blocking/choreography, and the development of performance techniques.
A practicum course for Musical Theatre majors. Studio class focusing on audition preparation for the musical theatre, as well as emphasizing the business techniques required for a career in the performing arts.
Optional elective for Musical Theatre majors. Students are auditioned for placement in performance or technical theatre internships with local entertainment organizations. Special off-campus arrangements can be made with permission of the co-directors of the Musical Theatre program.
A small, select, chamber choir of women's voices. The ensemble performs a variety of challenging choral literature from all style periods, appropriate for a collegiate level women's chamber choir.
200-level studio lessons are for music majors or minors, and musical theatre majors studying in their primary performance area only. May be taken for 1 credit hour (25-minute weekly lessons), or 2 credit hours (50-minute weekly lessons). (Organ may be taken for 2 credit hours only.) Music majors usually study for 2 credit hours. Studio lessons courses may be repeated for credit.
247 Organ (2)
249 Harpsichord (1,2)
250 Piano (1,2)
251 Voice (2)
252 Flute (1,2)
253 Oboe (1,2)
254 Clarinet (1,2)
255 Bassoon (1,2)
256 Saxophone (1,2)
257 Trumpet (1,2)
258 French Horn (1,2)
259 Trombone (1,2)
260 Baritone (1,2)
261 Tuba (1,2)
262 Percussion (1,2)
263 Violin (1,2)
264 Viola (1,2)
265 Cello (1,2)
266 String Bass (1,2)
267 Classical Guitar (1,2)
271 Harp (1,2)
Observation of guest artist, faculty, and student performances for the purpose of developing greater musicianship. Requires attendance at scheduled Department of Music events.
May be repeated for additional credit. Taught as a studio lesson, this course guides the student in the acquisition of technique and aesthetic considerations for music composition through creative work and compositional exercises. Students may enroll for 1 credit hour (25-minute weekly lesson), or 2 credit hours (50-minute weekly lesson). Course requirements vary, depending on the number of credit hours being taken. Students enrolled for 2 credit hours are expected to bring new work in progress to each lesson, and have a performance of at least one completed work presented in public during each semester of enrollment.
200-level Studio Lessons are for music majors or minors, and musical theatre majors studying in their primary performance area only. May be taken for 1 credit hour (25-minute weekly lessons), or 2 credit hours (50-minute weekly lessons). (Organ may be taken for 2 credit hours only.) Music majors usually study for 2 credit hours. Studio Lessons courses may be repeated for credit.
271 Harp (1, 2)
272 Contemporary Guitar (1,2)
273 Contemporary Piano (1,2)
274 Contemporary Bass (1,2)
275 Contemporary Percussion (1,2)
A studio/performance-oriented course. A large ensemble of strings, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments that performs two or three times each semester, both on and off campus. The repertoire consists of major works, overtures, historical, contemporary and popular literature for orchestra and variable-sized ensembles. Auditions are held at the beginning of the fall and spring terms.
A studio/performance-oriented course. Spartan Band is open to all students with instrumental music experience. The Spartan Band performs a repertoire of up-tempo popular and jazz tunes at a variety of University and community events.
A studio/performance-oriented course. A large ensemble of woodwind, brass and percussion instruments that performs several times each semester, both on and off campus. The repertoire consists of major works, overtures, historical, contemporary and popular literature for band and variable-sized ensembles. Auditions are held at the beginning of the fall and spring terms.
A studio/performance-oriented course. A big band of saxophones, trumpets, trombones and rhythm section with repertoire from traditional swing charts to contemporary jazz. The UT Jazz Ensemble performs two or three times each semester. Auditions are held at the beginning of the fall and spring terms.
An auditioned chamber choir of mixed voices. The University Chamber Singers gives several performances each semester. Chamber Singers will travel regularly and serve the needs of the University and surrounding communities. The repertoire, specifically suited for a select, collegiate-level chamber choir, will consist of varied and advanced choral music of all styles and genres.
A small, auditioned vocal ensemble of mixed voices. Membership is understood to be a yearlong commitment. The repertoire is drawn primarily from musical theater. Opus performs a major concert each semester. This ensemble is also frequently asked to perform for many University functions on campus as well as other venues in the Tampa Bay area.
A chorus of women who sing a varied repertoire in one to three parts.
The University of Tampa Men's Glee Club is an open-enrollment vocal ensemble for all tenors and basses. Students who have an interest in singing, regardless of major, are invited to enroll without audition. The Men's Glee Club will perform one or two concerts per semester. The course will focus on development of healthy vocal technique, sight-reading skills and performance skills.
IAE is a performance-driven creative workshop for physical interaction design, real-time video art, experimental musical instrument building, laptop ensembles, mobile phone orchestras and creative repurposing of technology for interdisciplinary performance. Open to technophiles from any major who wish to experiment, create and perform.
A studio/performance-oriented course, this is a combo (small) ensemble of mixed instruments. Students will study and perform music in various contemporary styles such as rock, swing, rhythm and blues, traditional jazz, fusion jazz and world music-influenced styles. Rehearsals will focus on the preparation of music repertoire pertaining to the performance genres to which the combo is dedicated (to be determined collaboratively by faculty and students) as well as issues related to the business of music and freelance music performance.
The studio production ensemble is simultaneously a music performance ensemble, creative workshop, and a sound recording class for learning recording studio techniques. Using an experiential approach, students rotate through various production roles to create music in a digital multi-track environment. This course is intended for students who have an interest in working as a recording artist, studio musician, engineer, composer, arranger, or producer. No audition is required, but students should be able to read music, play an instrument and or sing.
Vocal Performance Workshop is a small auditioned ensemble of mixed voice featuring classical vocal repertoire through performance of Opera, Concerto Aria, Oratorio and Art Song. Individuals will perform in staged solo or ensemble scenes accompanied by orchestra and/or piano. Auditions are held at the beginning of the semester.
A studio/performance-oriented course. Students study and rehearse solo and small ensemble literature for their instruments. Required performance on monthly student recitals. Master classes with studio teachers may be included. Annual spring concert.
A studio/performance-oriented course.
A study of basic conducting techniques with practical application to choral ensembles.
A study of basic conducting techniques with practical application to instrumental ensembles.
A study of how to effectively write music for acoustic instruments and voices. Includes discussion of arranging techniques such as composing introductions and transitions, chord voicing, reharmonization, and textural transcription.
A studio/performance-oriented course with required preview. All repertoire must be approved and coached by the studio instructor. See the UT Music Student Handbook for details. Students may enroll for zero credit if they are enrolled in 18 or more credit hours.
A historical survey of Western musical tradition from the earliest known sources through the late Baroque (up to 1750). The overall objective is for the student to gain an understanding of basic developments in Western music from the beginnings in Ancient Greece, Rome, and Mesopotamia through the Baroque period. The course will include the study of both sacred and secular music in various genres and will place great emphasis on listening. The course is also designed to increase the students’ critical thinking skills and ability to write effectively about the aesthetics of Western music.
A historical survey of Western musical tradition from the second half of the 18th century through the end of the 19th century. This course traces the development of Western music, both sacred and secular music in various genres, in the Classical and Romantic periods. The course will place great emphasis on listening and study of music scores. The course is also designed to increase the students’ critical thinking skills and ability to write effectively about the aesthetics of Western music.
A specialized music course that focuses on strategies, materials, and best-practice activities for teaching reading and fundamentals of elementary music. Features demonstrations with class participation in singing and use of rhythmic and pre-orchestral instruments. Requires observation and teaching in elementary schools.
This course provides must pre-interns a knowledge of the 5 Florida ESOL Domains and 12 ESOL Performance Standards in the five content areas: methods of teaching ESOL, ESOL curriculum and materials development, cross-cultural communication and understanding, applied linguistics, testing and evaluation of ESOL. Guided by the principles of comprehensibility and cultural sensitivity, students will design/adapt/teach level-appropriate materials (Music K-12) utilizing ESOL techniques and research-based best practices in music classroom management, behavior modification, informal/formal assessments, communication with parents, content delivery, and the use of technology.
A studio/performance course with required preview. All repertoire must be approved and coached by the studio instructor. See the UT Music Student Handbook for details. Students may enroll for zero credit if they are enrolled in 18 or more credit hours.
A studio/performance course designed for graduating students with a major in musical theatre, and intended to demonstrate the student’s development as musical theatre performer. The course will devise and present a showcase performance which serves as a means of career development. Required for the major in musical theatre.
Guided readings, research and writings, culminating in a paper. May require a composition at the instructor's discretion. Also includes some supervised teaching of basic musicianship studies.
This course traces the history and development of Western music since 1900, through musicological research and writing, listening skills, score study, and synthesis of musical knowledge.
A specialized methods course for music education majors. Topics include secondary music teaching and assessment methods, curriculum materials and planning for/management of band, choral and orchestral programs.
Culminating elementary-level field experience for music education majors. Provides progressive instructional responsibilities and opportunities for the application of content and professional knowledge as a music educator in Florida public schools. Interns are assigned to an elementary school for a half-day (time and number of periods varies by school to which assigned). This course may be taken concurrently with other UT courses. When taken concurrently with MUS 492 Music Internship 2, these two courses combine for full-time enrollment status at the University.
Culminating secondary-level field experience for music education majors. Provides progressive instructional responsibilities and opportunities for the application of content and professional knowledge as a music educator in Florida public schools. Interns are assigned to a secondary school for a half-day (time and number of periods varies by school to which assigned). This course may be taken concurrently with other UT courses. When taken concurrently with MUS 491 Music Internship 1, these two courses combine for full-time enrollment status at the University.
A culminating project undertaken by a student with mentoring from a faculty member. Topics may vary according to the student’s interests (possibilities might include: projects in music composition, technology, performance, theory, musicology, pedagogy, etc.) Students are expected to develop a preliminary bibliography and proposal for their project in advance of being permitted to register for the course. Instructor and chair approval required.
Emphasis on the mission, organization, regulations and components of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.
This course deals with the importance of seapower in historical events, including emphasis on worldwide political-military confrontations following the Cold War.
Types, structures and purpose of naval ships. Hydrodynamic forces, stability compartmentalization, electrical and auxiliary systems. Theory of design and operation of steam turbine, gas turbine and nuclear propulsion plants. Shipboard safety and firefighting.
Piloting theory, principles and procedures; tides, currents, weather, use of navigation instruments and equipment, and practicum. Laboratory required.
A survey of military history emphasizing principles of warfare, strategy and tactics, and significant military leaders and organizations.
Capabilities and limitations of fire control systems and weapons types. Physical aspects of radar and underwater sound for target acquisition, threat analysis, tracking, weapons selection, delivery and guidance. Explosives, fusing and Naval ordnance.
Prerequisite: NAV 2212C. International and inland rules of the road; relative motion-vector analysis; ship handling, employment and tactics; afloat communications; operations analysis. Laboratory required.
History of amphibious warfare emphasizing doctrine and techniques as well as an understanding of the interrelations of political, strategic, operational, tactical and technical levels of war from the past.
Prerequisite: NAV 2231. Integration of professional competencies and qualities of effective leadership with emphasis on moral and ethical responsibilities, accountability, communications and military law for the junior officer.
For basic students only. This course introduces students to the foundations of professional nursing practice. Topics include historical, philosophical and theoretical perspectives in nursing. In addition, the concepts of caring, communication, critical thinking and cultural competence are introduced. Emphasis is placed upon self-care, the nursing process, nursing theory, and legal and ethical aspects of nursing.
For basic students only. This course provides students with a basic understanding of pathophysiology from a structural and functional organizational framework. It builds upon the student's knowledge in the sciences, and explores how alterations in structure and function disrupt the body as a whole. Physiological changes across the lifespan are examined. Students utilize critical thinking to analyze selected diseases for symptomatology, pathophysiology and implications for health care intervention.
For basic students only. (NUR 213 and NUR 213L must be taken concurrently). This course gives students the cognitive knowledge necessary to provide basic, safe, and effective care to diverse populations.
For basic students only. This course provides the student with laboratory and clinical experiences directed toward the acquisition of foundational knowledge and skills to give safe, effective patient care to diverse populations. Focus is placed on the application of foundational knowledge learned in NUR 213. Experiences include lab and interactive computer activities, simulation experiences, and supervised clinical learning at selected health care facilities.
For basic students only. (NUR 218 and 218L must be taken concurrently.) This course provides the basic nursing student with knowledge and skills to obtain and record a health history and physical examination. Assessing the level of health and wellness of clients throughout the lifespan also is included. The course provides both a didactic and laboratory experience.
For basic students only. In this course, knowledge from the physical, biological, behavioral and social sciences as well as the humanities, is applied for the provision of safe nursing care of child-bearing families. In a classroom setting, methodologies including case studies and interactive activities form the basis for the student to use the nursing process as a framework for addressing developmental change, illness prevention, health promotion, maintenance and restoration in child-bearing families. Particular emphasis will be placed on the prenatal, intrapartum and postnatal period.
For basic students only. The course provides students the opportunity to apply the concepts associated with responses of families during the childbearing cycle through a combination of laboratory and supervised clinical practice activities. Clinical experiences occur under faculty supervision in a variety of childbearing patient care settings.
For basic students only. This course presents the essential concepts, theories and developmental processes vital in understanding the health concerns and problems of children, adolescents and their families. Students examine family-centered nursing care in the health promotion and health maintenance of infants, children and adolescents.
For basic students only. This course provides students the opportunity to apply the essential concepts, theories and processes useful in meeting the health and developmental needs of children and their families. Learning experiences are provided to emphasize the role of the nurse and continuity of care in meeting the needs of children and families in acute care and community settings.
For basic students only. This course explores the concepts and theories necessary to promote and restore health of adults and older adults with biological problems and their related physiological and psychological responses. There is an integration of both physical changes and developmental tasks with the implementation of care considerations of patients throughout the life span.
For basic and pre-MSN students. The health care delivery system is examined from political, economic, legal and ethical perspectives with particular emphasis on the written analysis of legal and ethical dilemmas related to the practice of nursing.
For basic students only. This course introduces students to the fundamentals of pharmacology and therapeutics in the treatment of illness, and the promotion, maintenance and restoration of health in patients across the lifespan. The major drug categories are reviewed with emphasis placed on the therapeutic use, action and adverse reaction, as well as benefits and risks to the drug therapy. This prepares the health professional for safe, therapeutic pharmacological interventions.
Subtitle: Health Promotion through the Arts. This course examines creativity through a variety of expressive art forms to promote healing for clients and to heal the healer, an imperative for holistic nurses. Various art forms are explored, including visual arts, mask-making, visual and written journals, storytelling, movement and others. Students experience expressive arts through guided exercises and art practices.
For basic students only. This course provides information on the fundamentals of nutrition and application. Nutritional needs across the lifespan and nutritional support in selected disorders are specifically discussed.
All students: permission of instructor. This course allows students to travel to a selected Latin American country to apply community health promotion and disease prevention concepts in a transcultural environment.(once annually)
For basic students only. This course examines the biological, environmental, cultural and interpersonal factors that predispose individuals to mental illness. Mental health is viewed as the continuous adaptation to the inevitable stressors of life, and deviations are a result of the inability of individuals to adapt to life's stressors. Individuals are viewed holistically across the lifespan.
For basic students only. The course provides students the opportunity to apply the concepts of mental health nursing through a combination of laboratory and supervised clinical practice. Clinical experiences occur under faculty supervision in a variety of settings in which patients and families with acute and chronic mental health problems may be found.
For basic students only. This course examines advanced concepts related to patients experiencing complex multi-system biological problems and related physiological and psychological responses.
For basic students only. The course provides the opportunity for students to apply advanced concepts and processes required to help adults with complex multi-system problems. Students examine adults from physical, social, psychological and developmental perspectives through a combination of laboratory and supervised clinical practice activities. Clinical experiences occur under faculty supervision in a variety of acute care settings.
For basic students, pre-MSN students, or with instructor approval. This course examines key concepts in leadership and management within the health care system. Emphasis is on organizing and delivering health care, assessing financial resources, planning, managing human resources, improving quality and promoting positive change.
For basic students and pre-MSN students. This course focuses on the community health system by examining it from historical, organizational and political perspectives. Emphases are on analysis of epidemiological trends and the relevance of community assessment to community health nursing practice. The impact of local, state and federal legislation is explored related to the impact on community health.
For basic students only. The course provides the opportunity to synthesize and apply cognitive knowledge of community health nursing. Through supervised clinical practice, students provide culturally competent care to individuals, families and groups in a variety of community agencies. This course includes 4 hours of clinical per week plus a class seminar. For those students enrolled in the travel section of NUR 422L, 40-80 clinical hours will be gained through education abroad; the additional requisite hours will be completed in a local community setting plus a class seminar.
This course will review the key concepts of palliative care and end-of-life nursing care. Topics covered utilizing the End-of-Life Nursing Consortium (ELNEC) training modules will include: pain and symptom management, ethical issues, cultural considerations, communication techniques, care during the final hours of life, and loss, grief and bereavement. In addition, the practice of palliative care in special populations and in various settings will be discussed. This course will be highly interactive and will include opportunities to hear from guest speakers that are experts in the field of palliative and end-of-life care.
Open to non-nursing students. This course examines alternative health practices from a cross-cultural perspective. Healing interventions such as acupuncture, biofeedback, homeopathy, meditation, and traditional Chinese and herbal medicine are studied and demonstrated by practitioners. Emphases are on the historical underpinnings of holistic health practices and the political/economic ramifications on global health. This course also compares and contrasts nontraditional modalities of health care with industrial models.
For basic students and pre-MSN students. Students will learn about discipline-specific writing and research processes for nursing studies and engage nursing research through formal and informal writing work.
For basic students only. This course introduces the novice nursing student to the field of nursing informatics. Nursing informatics is the specialty that integrates nursing science with information technology and analytical sciences to identify, define, manage, and communicate data, information, and knowledge to support nursing practice in providing safe patient care. Focus of this course includes identifying, researching, and presenting a proposal to update a specific health care technology device with the primary focus of patient safety.
An independent study that provides students with an opportunity to pursue a topic or project under the guidance of a nursing faculty member. By permission of instructor and department director. May include a practicum.
For elective credit only. An in-depth study of a selected nursing topic of concern to students and faculty. Emphasis is on contemporary issues affecting nursing and health care.
For basic students only. This course focuses on the integration, analysis, and synthesis of knowledge acquired throughout the nursing curriculum. The student utilizes knowledge from the physical, biological and behavioral sciences to provide safe, high quality, culturally competent nursing care. Critical thinking skills are further developed. The student incorporates principles of teaching and learning to promote, maintain and restore health.
For basic students only. This seminar course addresses professional role transition and assists the student in preparing for the NCLEX-RN licensure examination.
For graduate students only. This course focuses on communication skills and strategies for nursing professionals. Students will develop the ability to construct logical and appropriately referenced papers and presentations in nursing. Students will practice writing position papers, policy issue briefs, nursing theory applications and nursing research proposals, and conducting nursing education presentations. Must be taken in first academic term.
For graduate students only. This course focuses on current practice issues related to the emerging role of the nurse practitioner in health care delivery. Emphases are on critical review and analysis or role implementation strategies, and role performance as a clinician, educator, case manager, leader, consultant and colleague.
For graduate students only. This course builds on the competencies acquired in a baccalaureate nursing assessment course, and expands expertise in completing comprehensive assessment and developing diagnostic reasoning skills. The course includes a laboratory experience.
For graduate students only. Emphasizes knowledge development in nursing science through concurrent inductive analysis of models/methods of theory generation and deductive analysis of models/methods of theory validation through focus on quantitative and qualitative research processes. Provides opportunity for development of a theory linked research proposal that will support evidence-based advanced practice.
For graduate students only. This course emphasizes the clinical application of the major classifications of drugs and the development of knowledge needed by the advanced practice nurse to assure that drug therapy is based on sound therapeutic judgments and decision-making processes. A lifespan approach is utilized to address client needs of drug therapy in primary, secondary and tertiary care settings. Statutory authority for prescription writing protocols is examined.
For graduate students only. This course provides the opportunity for the advanced practice nurse to understand and integrate health promotion and disease prevention concepts in a patient centered, culturally appropriate way. This includes principles of planning, implementation, and evaluation of evidenced based care to individuals, families, and communities.
For graduate students only. This course addresses the concepts that contribute to alterations in health status of clients throughout the life cycle. Concepts of focus include the cellular environment, altered tissue biology, and principles of genetics as they apply to health status, immunity and cellular proliferation.
This practicum course provides the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills learned in the classroom in caring for adults in primary care settings. This practicum includes a minimum of 224 hours of supervised clinical practice in a variety of settings. Students may enroll in no more than one practicum courses in a single academic term.
This practicum course provides the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills learned in the classroom in caring for the older adult in primary care settings. This practicum includes a minimum of 224 hours of supervised clinical practice in a variety of settings. Students may enroll in no more than one practicum courses in a single academic term.
This course emphasizes primary care management of common acute and chronic health problems of adult clients.
This course prepares students in the management of normal and common health pattern variations pertaining to older adult health care in the primary care setting. It provides students with a theoretical base to assess, diagnose and manage the care of older adults across the lifespan. Emphasis is placed on collaborative management to achieve desired outcomes. Students will focus on promotion, maintenance and restoration of the older adult’s health patterns. Culturally competent, holistic, ethical, age and gender specific and risk stratified care will be discussed. Evidence based practice will be the basis for care management.
This course prepares students in the management of normal and common health pattern variations pertaining to women’s health care in the primary care setting. It provides students with a theoretical base to assess, diagnose and manage the care of women across the lifespan. Emphasis is placed on collaborative management to achieve desired outcomes. Students will focus on promotion, maintenance and restoration of women’s health patterns. Culturally competent, holistic, ethical, age and gender specific including risk stratified care will be discussed. Evidence based practice will be the basis for care management.
This practicum experience provides the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills learned in the classroom in caring for infants, children and adolescents in primary care settings. This practicum includes 224 hours of supervised clinical practice in a variety of settings. Students may enroll in no more than one practicum courses in a single academic term.
This practicum course provides the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills learned in the classroom in caring for women in primary care settings. This practicum includes a minimum of 224 hours of supervised clinical practice in a variety of settings. Students may enroll in no more than one practicum courses in a single academic term.
This course emphasizes primary care management of common acute and chronic health problems of infants, children and adolescents.
An in-depth study of a selected nursing topic of concern to students and faculty. Emphasis is on contemporary issues of global relevance affecting nursing and health care.
A co-educational activity class providing instruction in the principles of aerobic conditioning and development of aerobic dance skills.
A co-educational activity class that covers the necessary skills and techniques to enjoy participation in weight training for health and recreation.
A study of philosophical methods and concepts via selected philosophical systems and problems.
Studies principles of correct reasoning: formal and informal arguments.
Examines major systems of thought regarding problems of moral value and the good life.
Examines major concepts and methods of 20th- and 21st- century philosophy.
An examination of selected topics in the philosophy of art and critical appreciation such as the nature of art, aesthetic experience and aesthetic objects.
An introduction to feminist philosophy and philosophical questions about gender. Readings will include classic and contemporary sources.
Examines the nature and validity of religious beliefs.
An examination by case study of moral problems in the business world. Topics include the obligation of industry to the natural environment, governmental regulation of private enterprise, employee rights and truth in advertising. Develops a number of ethical theories to assist the analysis.
An investigation of selected moral problems that arise in the contemporary biomedical setting. Issues include abortion, euthanasia, patient rights, animal experimentation, in-vitro fertilization, surrogate motherhood and genetic engineering.
An examination of issues that arise from human beings interacting with their natural environment. Initial discussion involves selected ethical problems that arise from human use of "common systems" (e.g., the atmosphere, oceans, wilderness). Further discussions consider whether ecological systems, natural features and non-human animals have moral worth independent of their utility for human commerce.
Designed to strengthen students' skills in reasoning about problems and issues of everyday life by helping them to distinguish between good and bad arguments. Students work to achieve these goals through reading and discussion of course materials, written analyses of others' arguments or development of their own arguments, and class debates for practice in persuasive argument.
An examination of ancient philosophy in the Western world with a concentration on the philosophical views of Plato and Aristotle.
A study of major social and political systems and issues from Plato to the present.
What is the mind? How is it related to the brain and body? How is it connected to the world? What exactly is consciousness? This course is an introduction to the philosophy of mind, with a focus on issues of metaphysics. Topics covered may include mind-brain dualism, logical behaviorism, mind-brain identity theory, functionalism, connectionism, artificial intelligence, philosophical questions about mental representation and the nature of consciousness, embodied cognition and other current trends in philosophy of mind.
An in-depth study of selected philosophers or philosophical problems. May be repeated if content varies.
A study of the views of selected modern philosophers from Descartes to Kant.
An introduction to Indian and East Asian philosophy. Surveys the Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita, early Indian Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism (a.k.a. Taoism) and East Asian Buddhism.
Please note: This course was cross-listed as REL 217 prior to the 2013-2014 academic year. Students who took the course as REL 217 may not repeat it.
An investigation into the nature of emotions and their relationship to rationality and moral responsibility. We first examine some traditional philosophical accounts that analyze emotions in terms of specific sensations. We then examine a Freudian account of emotion, which holds that one can have an unconsciuous emotion. Existential theories of emotion are then considered, followed by an examination of contemporary cognitive theories.
A study of central themes in existential philosophy and literature.
A study of film as an aesthetic medium. Explores the social, technological, historical and artistic influences on the development of cinema. Also examines how theories of film (i.e., realism, formalism, expressionism and semiology) affect the aesthetic construction and critical reception of films.
What is democracy? How is it tied to justice? Is liberal democracy the only legitimate form of democracy? Can we make democracy better? How should democracy be shaped by culture and context? This course focuses on contemporary philosophical debates about democracy, but readings also include texts in political theory and political philosophy. Specific topics may include democratic representation; minimalism/realism about democracy; liberal democracy; classical pluralism; social choice theory; difference democracy and issues of gender, race, and class; deliberative democracy; green/environmental democracy; globalization and cross-cultural issues as they relate to democracy.
This course will introduce students to the academic field of the philosophy of law. Students will be exposed to, and develop their capacity to think critically about, historically influential philosophical answers to the following questions: “What is the nature of the law, and what makes something a valid or legitimate law? Should the law reflect morality, or does it somehow constitute or create morality?” This course will also examine the philosophy of constitutional law, contract law, criminal law, rights to property, free speech, free practice of religion, privacy, pornography, abortion, gay marriage, affirmative action and punishment. It is recommended that students have had at least one course in philosophy, criminology or government and world affairs, but this course may be taken as a first course in philosophy by ambitious students who are interested in the subject matter.
An in-depth investigation into the philosophical nature and implications of human rights. Examines whether human rights are objective or human constructions, different cultural and religious conceptions of human rights, how many human rights there are, and what protection of human rights requires. Prerequisite: one previously completed PHL course or consent of instructor.
An in-depth investigation of major philosophical theories of justice, as well as questions of applied justice, such as justice and the family, affirmative action, and mass incarceration. Prerequisite: one previously completed PHL course or consent of instructor.
An in-depth survey of classical Chinese philosophy, with an emphasis on the cross-cultural comparison of philosophical traditions, methods and commitments. This course will focus on classical Confucianism and Daoism (Taoism), but will also cover topics such as Mohism, the legalist philosophy of Hanfeizi and Yin/Yang metaphysics. It is recommended that students have had at least one course in philosophy, religion or Asian studies (including Asian languages), but this course may be taken as a first course in philosophy or Asian studies by ambitious students who are interested in the subject matter.
An exploration of special topics in Asian or Indian philosophy, with an emphasis on the cross-cultural comparison of philosophical traditions, methods and commitments. It is recommended that students have had at least one course in philosophy, religion or Asian studies (including Asian languages), but this course may be taken as a first course in philosophy or Asian studies by ambitious students who are interested in the subject matter. May be repeated if content varies.
An exploration of one or more special topics in philosophy. It is recommended that students have had at least one philosophy course, but this course may be taken as a first philosophy course by ambitious students who are interested in the subject matter. May be repeated if content varies. Students will write philosophical research papers that undergo formal review and revision, and they will do other kinds of writing while engaging with philosophical issues.
A project designed in consultation with a full-time professor in philosophy in which the student researches a philosophical topic or problem. May be repeated if content varies. Students will write at least one philosophical research paper that undergoes review and revision, and they will do other kinds of writing while engaging with philosophical issues.
Capstone course in which a student, in consultation with a full-time philosophy professor, writes a major research thesis on a philosophical topic.
Designed for non-science majors. Not open to students who have previously taken a course in college physics or chemistry. Covers the basic concepts of astronomy, electricity, energy and motion. Satisfies general distribution requirements. Lecture only.
A non-calculus course intended primarily for CNHS majors. Topics include kinematics, Newton’s laws of motion, linear and angular momentum, work and energy, gravity, oscillations and waves, sound and fluids. Lecture and laboratory.