Aug 05, 2021  
Undergraduate Catalog 2014 - 2015 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2014 - 2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Mechanical Engineering

  
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    MCE 444 - Applied Combustion Processes

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: MCE 324. Pre or co-requisite: MCE 421. Review of chemical kinetics; conservation equations for multicomponent reacting systems; premixed laminar flames.


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    MCE 445 - Modern Controls

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: MCE 441 with grade of B or higher. Design of MIMO control systems; state space analysis; state space design of regulator systems; linear quadratic regulator problem; optimal observer design; computer simulation of control systems.


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    MCE 446 - Principles of Turbomachinery

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite(s): ESC 301, ESC 321. Derivation of fluid and thermodynamic relations along with passage losses for turbomachinery. Applications include analysis and design of axial and radial flow turbines, compressors and pumps.


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    MCE 450 - Design Project I

    [2 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Completion of junior year program in mechanical engineering. Course requires the preparation of an engineering system design or project proposal covering problem identification, conceptual design, and the schedule of work required to carry out the project. (Projects are carried out in MCE 451 in a subsequent term.) Concurrent seminars on methodology, decision-making, and design evaluations.

    This course may fulfill a General Education Requirement.  Click here for more information about General Education Requirements.


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    MCE 465 - Advanced Machine Analysis

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: MCE 365. Finite element analysis of stresses and deflections in complex mechanical systems under static and dynamic loading; integration of 2D- and 3D-CAD models with analysis software; comparison of finite element analysis with theoretical and empirical results.


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    MCE 466 - Machine Design II

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: MCE 365. Design and analysis of power transmission components for static and fatigue loading: gears, belts, chains, shafts, and pulleys; use of keys, pins, splines, brakes, and clutches; analysis of rolling element bearings.


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    MCE 467 - Lubrication and Bearing Design

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: ESC 301, MCE 365. Design of bearings for hydrodynamic, hydrostatic, and elastohydrodynamic lubrication regimes.


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    MCE 470 - Engineering Measurements

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: ESC 211, ESC 301, ESC 315, MCE 324, MCE 371. Co-requisite: MCE 480. Introduction to engineering measurements; standards and calibration; sensors and measurement system characteristics; signal conditioning and digital signal processing; instrumentation interfacing concepts; measurement errors and statistical treatment of experimental data.


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    MCE 480 - Measurements Lab

    [1 credit(s)]
    Co-requisite: MCE 470. Engineering experimentation and measurements of physical parameters: temperature, pressure, displacement, velocity, acceleration, flow, strain; use of bench top instrumentation; characteristics and selection of sensors; calibration; measurement and experimental standards.


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    MCE 481 - Thermodynamics Lab

    [1 credit(s)]
    Co-requisite: MCE 421. Laboratory experimentation to demonstrate and verify thermodynamic processes; phase change; psychrometrics; heat engines/heat pumps; energy conversion.


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    MCE 483 - Thermal Systems Laboratory

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: MCE 324, MCE 470, MCE 480. Experimentation and analysis of thermal/fluid systems; energy balances; performance measurements of devices and systems; data analysis and correlation; elements of experimental design.


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    MCE 484 - Control Systems Laboratory

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: MCE 441, MCE 470, MCE 480. Application of linear control theory to experimental study of mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic control systems, simulation of control systems.


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    MCE 485 - Fluid Power Systems Laboratory

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: ESC 301, MCE 371. Introduction to hydraulic and pneumatic fluid power; design and analysis of components and systems; experimental evaluation of component behavior and verification of analytical modeling.


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    MCE 486 - Vibration Analysis and DSP Lab

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: MCE 371, MCE 470, MCE 480. Introduction to experimental structural dynamic analysis; Fourier series representation of functions; Fast Fourier Transform and associated spectral functions: power spectrum, power spectral density, cross power spectrum, frequency response, coherence, cepstrum analysis; excitation techniques and the use of window functions. Laboratory project required


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    MCE 493 - Special Topics In Mechanical Engineering

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Senior standing (individual instructor's permission). Special offering of course material in an area of current interest to students, faculty, and the professional community.


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    MCE 495H - Honors Research

    [3 credit(s)]
    The student will be involved with an engineering research project under the supervision of a faculty member. The specific responsibilities of the student will be arranged by mutual consent of the student, the faculty member and the student's undergraduate advisor.


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    MCE 496 - Independent Study

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Senior standing, GPA of 3.0 or greater, and department permission. Independent research of a topic not previously studied in other mechanical engineering courses. Offered under the supervision of a faculty member. A formal report is required.


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    MCE 499H - Honors Thesis

    [3 credit(s)]
    The student will be involved with an engineering research project under the supervision of a faculty member. The specific responsibilities of the student will be arranged by mutual consent of the student, the faculty member and the student's undergraduate advisor. The student is to work with his or her undergraduate advisor to form a thesis committee, and orally defend his or her thesis.


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Middle Childhood Education

  
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    EDM 312 - Writing for Middle School Teachers

    [3 credit(s)]
    Students will work in small groups and individually to develop appropriate expository writing skills for educators. Students will use strategies and techniques to improve their own writing that can also be applied in middle grades classrooms to a diverse group of learners including those of varying abilities. Pre-assessment of writing skills will identify individual strengths and weaknesses . On assignments that apply the kinds of writing most commonly required of classroom teachers, administrators, and education scholars, students will demonstrate mastery of standard grammar, spelling, punctuation, usage, syntax, word choice, coherence and transitions, flow, sequencing, and elegance in writing. Current academic content standards for middle and secondary grades will be incorporated and students will demonstrate higher order thinking, analysis and synthesis in their writing. While this course is required of Middle Childhood licensure students in English Language Arts, it may also be taken by other pre-service teachers in middle and secondary education.


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    EDM 341 - Middle Childhood Rotation & Seminar 2: Assessment & Instruction

    [3 credit(s)]
    This course will introduce key elements of instructional planning and the manner in which assessment practices may be employed to support and enhance learning. Specifically, students will spend 75 hours in field (school and non-school settings), 37.5 hours in classroom (primarily in field location) focusing on Assessment, Value Added concepts, Planning for Learning, Implementation of Teaching and Learning, Pedagogical Content, Classroom Management (Classroom Environment, Culturally Responsive Teaching). Essential content from rotation 1 (Context for Learning, Diversity) will be revisited and interns understanding and application of previously introduced content will be enhanced and deepened. All students enrolled in this class must have a valid and unexpired Clearance Report from the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCI) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on file with the college advising office.


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    EDM 342 - Individuals with Exceptionalities in Middle Childhood

    [3 credit(s)]
    Survey of educational issues related to serving individuals with disabilities as well as those considered to be gifted and talented. Includes an introduction to the characteristics, etiology, classification, incidence, and learning potential of students with special needs, as well as the legal aspects involved in teaching these students. Addresses methods for accommodating learners of varied ability within the regular classroom through alteration of the environment, curriculum, and instruction. Offered with Rotation II.


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    EDM 351 - Middle Childhood Rotation & Seminar 3: Students as Learners

    [3 credit(s)]
    This course will address the individualization, differentiation and personalization of learning. Specifically, students will spend 75 hours in field (school and non-school settings), 37.5 hours in classroom (primarily in field location) focusing on classroom management, exceptionalities, Gifted Learners, and exceptionalities. Essential content from rotation 1 (Context for Learning, Diversity) and rotation 2 (Assessment, Value Added concepts, Planning for Learning, Implementation of Teaching and Learning, Pedagogical Content and Classroom Management will be revisited and interns understanding and application of previously introduced content will be enhanced and deepened. All students enrolled in this class must have a valid and unexpired Clearance Report from the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCI) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on file with the college advising office.


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    EDM 352 - Educational Psychology for Middle Childhood

    [3 credit(s)]
    An analysis of the nature of human learning and development and their relationship to the process of education and to instruction. Emphasis is on current theories and research relating to the contextual nature of human learning to instructional practice. Offered with Rotation III.


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    EDM 413 - Language Arts in Middle School

    [3 credit(s)]
    EDM 341, EDM 342, EDM 351, EDM 352 and EDL 301; GPA of 2.8 or higher and be declared college major. Co-requisite: EDM 441. Critical exploration and analysis of student-centered methods that encourage integrated study of the language arts. Areas of study include pragmatic and theoretical aspects of reading, writing, listening, and oral language development during early adolescence - especially as they apply to the selection of objectives, strategies, and materials for instruction and the evaluation of pupil progress.


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    EDM 415 - Mathematics in Middle School

    [3 credit(s)]
    EDM 341, EDM 342, EDM 351, EDM 352 and EDL 301; GPA of 2.8 or higher and be declared college major. Co-requisite: EDM 441. Provides opportunities for the prospective mathematics teacher to gain experience in preparing, teaching and assessing problem-centered standards-based lessons. Focuses on materials and strategies for teaching and assessing mathematics at the middle-childhood level. Also considered are student characteristics, teaching and learning styles, issues of equity and diversity, constructivist theories of learning and the history of mathematics. Extensive use of technology is integrated throughout.


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    EDM 416 - Social Studies in Middle School

    [3 credit(s)]
    EDM 341, EDM 342, EDM 351, EDM 352 and EDL 301; GPA of 2.8 or higher and be declared college major. Co-requisite: EDM 441. Explores concepts, purposes, and underlying assumptions of teaching the social sciences; develops activities to improve children's understanding of democratic citizenship in a pluralistic society; addresses interdisciplinary curriculum linkages.


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    EDM 417 - Science in Middle School

    [3 credit(s)]
    EDM 341, EDM 342, EDM 351, EDM 352 and EDL 301; GPA of 2.8 or higher and be declared college major. Co-requisite: EDM 441. Introduction to science instruction and assessment in upper elementary, middle, and junior high school settings; provides background and principles of science education, including instructional planning, methods and materials, integration of technology, nature of current research in science education and its role in guiding science instruction and assessment, best practices in science education and a philosophy for teaching science.


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    EDM 441 - Middle Childhood Internship 1: Professionalism & Practice

    [9 credit(s)]
    In general clinical settings, students are able to practice appropriate examination, evaluation, and intervention, technical, and communicative skills. Safe, ethical, and legal educational practice occurs under the supervision of clinical instructor(s). Internship I is a structured field experience designed to accompany secondary methods courses in English, science, mathematics, social studies, Spanish, and art education. The Internship prepares the interns for the practice of teaching, by stressing practical applications of theory and research to the planning, delivery, and evaluation of instruction. In Internship I, interns explore the various roles of the teacher and begin formulating a personal philosophy for teaching while working school classroom under the direction of a mentor teacher and a faculty instructor or a university supervisor. These courses provide structure to application of academic content to relevant clinical practice situations. Students will spend 180 hours in the field (School and non-school settings), 30 hours in the classroom and 15 hours of seminar in Internship I. All students enrolled in this class must have a valid and unexpired Clearance Report from the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCI) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on file with the college advising office.


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    EDM 451 - Middle Childhood Internship 2: Teachers as Leaders

    [12 credit(s)]
    In general clinical settings, students are able to practice appropriate examination, evaluation, and intervention, technical, and communicative skills. Safe, ethical, and legal educational practice occurs under the supervision of clinical instructor(s). Internship II is a structured clinical experience stressing the planning, implementation and evaluation of instructional experiences. Interns spend five full days a week in a school observing and teaching under the direction of a mentor teacher and a university instructor or supervisor. Interns will take on full classroom responsibilities. Internship II student teaching experience is viewed as a critical professional step as individuals mature into the role of independent classroom teacher. The experience is designed to be consequential, formidable, demanding, and satisfying. The experience is designed to be consequential, formidable, demanding, and satisfying. Students will spend 405 hours in the field (School and non-school settings), 22.5 hours in the classroom and 15 hours of seminar in Internship II. All students enrolled in this class must have a valid and unexpired Clearance Report from the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCI) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on file with the college advising office


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Military Science

  
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    MSC 101 - Introduction to Leadership

    [1 credit(s)]
    One hour of class per week focusing on several topics including organization and role of the U.S. Army, customs and traditions of the military, time management, and Army values. Lecture format and student discussion are used to reinforce basic leadership skills.


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    MSC 102 - Introduction to Leadership

    [1 credit(s)]
    One hour of class per week focusing on leadership development. Topics include branches of the Army, problem solving, communications, and current military issues. Emphasis on basic leadership skills is accomplished through lecture and student interaction.


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    MSC 199 - Leadership Skills Military Science Lab

    [0 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in MSC 101 and MSC 102. Lab stresses practical experience in basic soldierly skills while preparing cadets for Advanced Military Science.


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    MSC 201 - Team Leadership

    [2 credit(s)]
    Two hours of classroom instruction per week focusing on map reading and leadership. Various leadership styles are examined through use of military literature and video. MSC 299, a Military Science Lab, is a corequisite for contracted cadets only.


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    MSC 202 - Foundations of Tactical Leadership

    [2 credit(s)]
    Two hours of classroom instruction per week focusing on leadership and teamwork. Examples of military leadership are reviewed in literature and video. MSC 299, Military Science Lab, is a corequisite for contracted cadets only.


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    MSC 213 - Orienteering

    [1 credit(s)]
    The orienteering course is a 1 credit hour course designed to develop the students' ability to determine their location on a map, plot a course to travel/navigate over familiar and unfamiliar terrain and end at a known/desired location. We will use US Army standard maps and equipment. This is a detailed introduction to the principles of land navigation and orienteering, to include map reading, compass use, terrain association, pace count, plotting techniques and route planning. We will also cover safety and survival in hot and cold weather environments.


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    MSC 299 - Intermediate Military Science II Lab

    [0 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in MSC 201, 202, or 203. Lab stresses practical experience in basic soldierly skills while preparing cadets for Advanced Military Science.


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    MSC 301 - Adaptive Tactical Leadership

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Prior approval of Military Science Department. Two classroom hours in seminar format with practical exercises. Course covers the principles of modern warfare, small unit tactics, leadership, operations orders. Class in concert with the MSC 399 Lab, a corequisite, will also provide preparation for the Advanced Summer Camp.


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    MSC 302 - Leading Small Organizations II

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Prior approval of Military Science Department. Two classroom hours in seminar format with practical exercises. Course covers small unit tactics, patrolling, leadership, communications, and navigation. Class in concert with the MSC 399 Lab, a corequisite, will also provide preparation for the Advanced Summer Camp.


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    MSC 399 - Junior Military Science Lab

    [0 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Prior approval of Military Science Department and concurrent enrollment in MSC 301 or 302 or 303. Lab stresses practical experience and involvement in leadership, tactics, navigation, communications, and operations planning. Each student will be provided many opportunities for leadership through practical exercises.


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    MSC 401 - Developing Adaptive Leaders

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Prior approval of Military Science Department. Two hours of classroom instruction covers the United States Army staff procedures with emphasis on administration, training management, and logistical management. Leadership portion discusses various leadership theories and ethics and professionalism.


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    MSC 402 - Transition To Lieutenant

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Prior approval of Military Science Department. Two hours of classroom instruction covering topics of concern for the junior officer, including military justice, race relations, and drug and alcohol abuse. The course also covers those areas of military life that all junior officers will face, including discussion of subjects such as superior/subordinate relationships, pay and leave policy, military benefits, education, and promotion opportunities.


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    MSC 499 - Senior Military Science Lab

    [0 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Prior approval of Military Science Department. Lab stresses practical application of leadership and management skills, while staffing the Cadet Battalion. Prepares cadets for assumption of their responsibility in the Army's Active and Reserve Components.


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Modern Languages

  
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    MLA 101 - Modern Languages I

    [3-4 credit(s)]
    Development of proficiency in speaking, understanding, reading, and writing a foreign language (such as Portuguese, Russian, Quechua) which are not regularly offered by the department. May be repeated for credit with a change of language. Lab fee.


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    MLA 102 - Modern Languages II

    [3-4 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: For MLA 102 in a sequence: Completion of MLA 101 with a C or better or permission of instructor. Development of proficiency in speaking, understanding, reading, and writing a foreign language (such as Portuguese, Russian, Quechua) which are not regularly offered by the department. May be repeated for credit with a change of language. Lab fee.


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    MLA 192 - Special Topics: Study Abroad

    [1-6 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Study of a particular topic in a foreign language, literature, or civilization as part of the university's Study Abroad Program. May be repeated with change of topic.


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    MLA 196 - Independent Study

    [1-4 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Student must have sophomore, junior, or senior standing. Proposed projects must be approved by a full-time department faculty member (who will serve as the project advisor) and the department chairman. Student-initiated supervised projects involving non-native languages or literatures. Examples include in-depth study of a particular writer, special readings in linguistics or significance of Hungarian culture in Cleveland politics. Independent study may be used to cover the materials of a listed course not offered in a given year. Projects arranged between individual students and instructor; title of the project will appear on the student's transcript; abbreviation of the course will reflect the language area or be designated MLA. May be repeated for credit with change of topic.


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    MLA 201 - Words: Introduction To Etymology

    [3 credit(s)]
    A study of the way English words came to have the meanings they do, with emphasis on the Greek and Latin roots of English words; increases both active and passive vocabulary and refines accuracy of understanding and use of English. Especially useful for students in the sciences and in law. Classical and Medieval Studies. br>
    This course may fulfill a General Education Requirement.  Click here for more information about General Education Requirements.


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    MLA 204 - Non-Western World Literature

    [3 credit(s)]
    An introduction to non-western literature that examines a range of texts by indigenous and diasporic peoples. This course considers the diverse and changing shape of non-western literatures from a variety of different regions that may include the Americas, Asia, Africa, the Pacific Rim, and the African diaspora. May be cross-listed with ENG 204.

    This course may fulfill a General Education Requirement.  Click here for more information about General Education Requirements.


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    MLA 230 - Gods, Heroes, and Ritual

    [3 credit(s)]
    This course provides an introduction to Greek mythology and religion and considers their roles in the context of Greek culture and thought. Literary and material sources, such as epic, drama, architecture, sculpture, and vase painting, will be examined in order to establish the nature and function of myth and religion in Greek society. Topics include the gods, heroes, cult, local mythic traditions, religious festivals, oracles, and healing sanctuaries.

    This course may fulfill a General Education Requirement.  Click here for more information about General Education Requirements.


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    MLA 240 - Field Experience Abroad

    [1-6 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor, departmental approval. The amount of language preparation necessary to participate in any given field experience to be determined by the department and instructor; specially arranged field experience abroad providing intensive exposure to students' target countries and languages. May be preceded by a special preparatory course. Examples include supervised individual or group work-study experience in the target country followed by a period of travel; and supervised two- to six-week group travel for students interested in a language- or culture-oriented project in the target country. See semester course schedule and contact the department office for further information. May be repeated for credit.


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    MLA 245 - Arabic Resources of Cleveland

    [1-3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: ARB 102 or permission of instructor. This is a service learning course that complements class meetings with field study assignments to engage students with Arabic-speaking communities in the Cleveland area. Readings and writing in English, but some knowledge of Arabic required. May be cross-listed with ARB 345. .

    This course may fulfill a General Education Requirement.  Click here for more information about General Education Requirements.


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    MLA 265 - Francophone Literature in Translation

    [3 credit(s)]
    Survey of literary works originnally written in French from across the Francophone world. Includes Northern and Sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean and immigrant communities in France and Quebec. Works are examined in their cultural contests in order to compare features such as the impact of colonialism and the role of women.

    This course may fulfill a General Education Requirement.  Click here for more information about General Education Requirements.


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    MLA 278 - Gender Boundaries and Sexuality in the Arab World

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: No previous knowledge of Arabic is needed. The course examines key issues related to gender and sexual categories in Arab societies in the Middle East and Africa. This course places an emphasis on the investigation of these issues and themes primarily through Arabic sources, cultural history, and Arab's perceptions of sexual identities.
    This course may fulfill a General Education Requirement.  Click here for more information about General Education Requirements.


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    MLA 284 - Arab Civilization and Culture

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: No previous knowledge of Arabic is needed. The course examines key themes in Arab civilization and culture from the pre-Islamic period until modern times. Thus, the course discusses various important topics related to Arab people, such as language, history, literature, sciences, philosophy, religion, society, and politics. Geographically, the course deals with Arab societies in the Middle East and Africa.
    This course may fulfill a General Education Requirement.  Click here for more information about General Education Requirements.


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    MLA 292 - Special Topics: Study Abroad

    [1-6 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Study of a particular topic in a foreign language, literature, or civilization as part of the university's Study Abroad Program. May be repeated with change of topic.


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    MLA 293 - Special Topics in Culture and Civilization

    [1-6 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Department permission. Topics are announced in semester course schedule. May be repeated for credit with change of topic.


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    MLA 296 - Independent Study

    [1-4 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Student must have sophomore, junior, or senior standing. Proposed projects must be approved by a full-time department faculty member (who will serve as the project advisor) and the department chairman. Student-initiated supervised projects involving non-native languages or literatures. Examples include in-depth study of a particular writer, special readings in linguistics or significance of Hungarian culture in Cleveland politics. Independent study may be used to cover the materials of a listed course not offered in a given year. Projects arranged between individual students and instructor; title of the project will appear on the student's transcript; abbreviation of the course will reflect the language area or be designated MLA. May be repeated for credit with change of topic


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    MLA 300 - Practicum In Language

    [1-4 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor, departmental approval. Specially arranged projects or supervised experiences using non-native languages conducted in the university and in the community. Examples include special work in the Instructional Media Laboratory; participation in a foreign-language play; tutorial activity in a basic language skills course; a study or service project involving field work in one of the Cleveland ethnic communities. Projects arranged between individual students and instructors; title of the project will appear on the student's transcript; abbreviation of the course will reflect the language area or be designated MLA. May be repeated for credit. S/U only.


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    MLA 312 - Research Methods in Teaching & Learning Foreign Languages

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: PSY 221, EDC 300. Reading, analyzing, and conducting research regarding the teaching and learning of foreign languages, including but not limited to the following topics: Qualitative research (ethnography, case study, introspection, classroom), quantitative research (descriptive statistics, correlational, quasi-experimental) research on first language acquisition and childhood bilingualism; research on the language of second language learners; individual differences in second language learning; research in explaining second language learning; second language classroom research (including action research). Taught in English, with research project conducted related to the foreign language that the candidate is studying and preparing to teach.


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    MLA 325 - Introduction To Linguistics

    [3 credit(s)]
    Introduction to the scientific study of language; emphasis on languages other than English. Topics include principles of linguistic analysis, languages and culture, and linguistics in relation to other fields. Recommended for language majors. Linguistic Studies course.


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    MLA 330 - Gods, Heroes, and Ritual

    [3 credit(s)]
    This course provides an introduction to Greek mythology and religion and considers their roles in the context of Greek culture and thought. Literary and material sources, such as epic, drama, architecture, sculpture, and vase painting, will be examined in order to establish the nature and function of myth and religion in Greek society. Topics include the gods, heroes, cult, local mythic traditions, religious festivals, oracles, and healing sanctuaries.

    This course may fulfill a General Education Requirement.  Click here for more information about General Education Requirements.


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    MLA 333 - Rome and Carthage at War

    [3 credit(s)]
    This online course examines one of the most important conflicts in the ancient world: the Punic Wars. Both sides of the war, Rome and Carthage, will be considered. Emphasis will be upon the rise of the Carthaginian empire, the reasons for the conflict between the two ancient powers, the differences and similarities between Roman and Carthaginian cultures, their interaction prior and subsequent to the conflict, the use and limitations of our source material.
    This course may fulfill a General Education Requirement.  Click here for more information about General Education Requirements.


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    MLA 334 - The Ancient World at War: Greece and Persia

    [3 credit(s)]
    This on-line course examines one of the most important and definitive clashes between East and West in the ancient world: the Persian Wars. Both the Greek and the Persian sides will be considered. Special emphasis will be placed upon the rise of the Persian Empire under the great kings, the reasons for the conflict, the nature of Greek and Persian culture, politics, and warfare in the fifth century BC, and the use and limitations of the source material.

    This course may fulfill a General Education Requirement.  Click here for more information about General Education Requirements.


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    MLA 340 - Field Experience Abroad

    [1-6 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor, departmental approval. The amount of language preparation necessary to participate in any given field experience to be determined by the department and instructor; specially arranged field experience abroad providing intensive exposure to students' target countries and languages. May be preceded by a special preparatory course. Examples include supervised individual or group work-study experience in the target country followed by a period of travel; and supervised two- to six-week group travel for students interested in a language- or culture-oriented project in the target country. See semester course schedule and contact the department office for further information. May be repeated for credit.


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    MLA 355 - French Film and Society

    [3 credit(s)]
    This course focuses on the analysis of French films that reflect the evolution of French cinema and society, individual and collective identities, history, conflicts and the cultural vitality of France from 1900 to present. Taught in English. Films will be viewed in French with English subtitles.


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    MLA 370 - Athenian Drama in Context

    [3 credit(s)]
    An introduction to ancient Greek drama (tragedy and comedy). Will examine a variety of plays from each of Athens' major dramatists. Particular consideration will be given to the historical and intellectual contexts in which the plays were performed and the reception of Greek drama in modern film and performance. Cross-listed with ENG 330.

    This course may fulfill a General Education Requirement.  Click here for more information about General Education Requirements.


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    MLA 378 - Ancient Greek Art

    [3 credit(s)]
    This online course provides an introduction to the art and architecture of the ancient Greek world, from the Bronze Age through to the Hellenistic period of Greece (c. 300 -31 BC). It examines architecture, sculpture, pottery, and painting as archaeological artifacts which can help us to understand the history and society of the ancient Greeks.

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    MLA 379 - Ancient Roman Art

    [3 credit(s)]
    This course provides an introduction to the art and architecture of the ancient Roman world, from the period of Rome's early kings, through the Roman Republic, and to the end of the early Empire( 753 BC - first century AD). Through an analysis of architecture, sculpture, pottery, and painting, we will consider themes such as portraiture, theater, funenary monuments, and mural paintings, as archaeological artifacts which can help us understand the history and society of the ancient Romans.


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    MLA 392 - Special Topics: Study Abroad

    [1-6 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Study of a particular topic in a foreign language, literature, or civilization as part of the university's Study Abroad Program. May be repeated with change of topic.


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    MLA 393 - Special Topics in Culture and Civilization

    [1-6 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Department permission. Topics are announced in semester course schedule. May be repeated for credit with change of topic.


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    MLA 396 - Independent Study

    [1-4 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Student must have sophomore, junior, or senior standing. Proposed projects must be approved by a full-time department faculty member (who will serve as the project advisor) and the department chairman. Student-initiated supervised projects involving non-native languages or literatures. Examples include in-depth study of a particular writer, special readings in linguistics or significance of Hungarian culture in Cleveland politics. Independent study may be used to cover the materials of a listed course not offered in a given year. Projects arranged between individual students and instructor; title of the project will appear on the student's transcript; abbreviation of the course will reflect the language area or be designated MLA. May be repeated for credit with change of topic


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    MLA 400 - Practicum In Language

    [1-4 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor, departmental approval. Specially arranged projects or supervised experiences using non-native languages conducted in the university and in the community. Examples include special work in the Instructional Media Laboratory; participation in a foreign-language play; tutorial activity in a basic language skills course; a study or service project involving field work in one of the Cleveland ethnic communities. Projects arranged between individual students and instructors; title of the project will appear on the student's transcript; abbreviation of the course will reflect the language area or be designated MLA. May be repeated for credit. S/U only.


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    MLA 440 - Field Experience Abroad

    [1-6 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor, departmental approval. The amount of language preparation necessary to participate in any given field experience to be determined by the department and instructor; specially arranged field experience abroad providing intensive exposure to students' target countries and languages. May be preceded by a special preparatory course. Examples include supervised individual or group work-study experience in the target country followed by a period of travel; and supervised two- to six-week group travel for students interested in a language- or culture-oriented project in the target country. See semester course schedule and contact the department office for further information. May be repeated for credit.


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    MLA 492 - Special Topics: Study Abroad

    [1-6 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Study of a particular topic in a foreign language, literature, or civilization as part of the university's Study Abroad Program. May be repeated with change of topic.


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    MLA 493 - Special Topics in Culture and Civilization

    [1-6 credit(s)]
    Course is closed to freshmen and non-degree students. Topics to be announced in semester course schedule. May be repeated for credit with change of topic.


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    MLA 496 - Independent Study

    [1-4 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Student must have sophomore, junior, or senior standing. Proposed projects must be approved by a full-time department faculty member (who will serve as the project advisor) and the department chairman. Student-initiated supervised projects involving non-native languages or literatures. Examples include in-depth study of a particular writer, special readings in linguistics or significance of Hungarian culture in Cleveland politics. Independent study may be used to cover the materials of a listed course not offered in a given year. Projects arranged between individual students and instructor; title of the project will appear on the student's transcript; abbreviation of the course will reflect the language area or be designated MLA. May be repeated for credit with change of topic


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Music

  
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    MUS 101 - University Chorus

    [1 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Open to any university student with permission of instructor at first rehearsal. Open to university community at large, the University Chorus sings a wide variety of repertoire, including multicultural works as well as those from the European tradition. Basic music reading skills pertaining to choral singing will be developed. May be repeated for credit .


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    MUS 102 - Band/Wind Ensemble

    [1 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Open to any university student with permission of instructor at first rehearsal. Repertoire selected according to nature of each performance, with emphasis on music written specifically for wind band. Chamber Winds (one player per part) is listed as a different section number under this course when offered. May be repeated for credit.


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    MUS 103 - Collegium Musicum

    [1 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Membership by audition. Small ensemble of singers and instrumentalists for the study and performance of music of all eras, with emphasis on works written prior to 1750. May be repeated for credit and may be taken with or without credit.


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    MUS 104 - University Orchestra

    [1 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Open to any university student with permission of instructor at first rehearsal. Orchestral repertoire from the various stylistic periods prepared and performed in three concerts per semester. May be repeated for credit.


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    MUS 105 - CSU Chorale

    [1 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Open to any university student with permission of instructor at first rehearsal. Select ensemble of approximately 30 voices chosen by audition from the student body; provides advanced challenge and opportunity to those with singing experience; music of various genres and stylistic eras. May be repeated for credit for a total of 12 credit hours.


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    MUS 106 - Chamber Ensembles

    [1 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: For those participating in student recitals. Ensembles of one person per part, working under faculty supervision. Chamber Ensemble credit cannot be earned by student receiving recital credit for the same project. May be repeated for credit for a total of 12 credit hours, but credit awarded only once for any particular project.


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    MUS 107 - Jazz Ensemble

    [1 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Open to any university student with permission of instructor at first rehearsal. Provides experience in reading and performing jazz band arrangements and compositions. May be repeated for credit for a total of 12 credit hours.


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    MUS 108 - Opera Theater Workshop

    [1 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Open to any university student with permission of instructor at first rehearsal. Practical experience in performance and production of opera scenes includes theatrical improvisation and stage movement. May be repeated for credit for a total of 12 credit hours.


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    MUS 109 - New Music Ensemble

    [1 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. A performing chamber ensemble dedicated to music literature composed since 1950 with emphasis on more recent literature. May be repeated for credit for a total of 12 credit hours.


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    MUS 113 - Writing About Music

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Music major/ minor status and placement by ACT/SAT scores or English Placement Exam, or completion of either ENG 100 or ENG 101. Builds on skills of English 101 while developing basic research and information literacy skills. Includes the preparation of writing assignments specifically related to music such as a set of recital program notes, or a historical or analytical essay or research paper. Equivalent to ENG 102.


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    MUS 116 - Accompanying and Collaborative Piano

    [3 credit(s)]
    Instruction in the technique and art of musical collaboration on the piano. May be repeated for credit for a total of 24 credit hours.


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    MUS 117 - Keyboard Skills I

    [2 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Open to music majors only. Intensive training in the application of manual keyboard skills toward the production of simple accompaniments. Drills consist of primary triads in major and minor keys, use of chord inversions, and common finger pattern technique.


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    MUS 118 - Keyboard Skills 2

    [2 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in MUS 102. Intensive training in the application of manual keyboard skills toward the production of accompaniments in common figurations. Includes transposition, improvisation, and harmonizing melodies. Drills consist of primary triads in major and minor keys, secondary dominants, triads of the 2nd, 3rd and 6th degrees in major mode, common harmonic formulas, and interpretation of chord symbols


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    MUS 122 - Materials Of Music

    [3 credit(s)]
    Open to any university student. Survey course with drills and creative exercises in reading and writing basic pitch and rhythmic materials of music.


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    MUS 205 - Orientation To Music Education

    [1 credit(s)]
    Survey of general, choral, and instrumental music at elementary and secondary levels in selected urban and suburban schools. Includes lecture and discussions on campus and observations in schools.


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    MUS 218 - Composition Studies I

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Study sessions with composition faculty. Independent projects explore large and small forms, compositional techniques, and modes of expression for various media. A weekly composition forum is part of this course. May be repeated for credit for a total of 12 credit hours.


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    MUS 231 - Harmony And Form I

    [3 credit(s)]
    Harmonic, rhythmic and formal practices in tonal music of the common practice period. Correlated creative work and analysis.


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