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

Course Descriptions


 

Music

  
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    MUS 232 - Harmony And Form II

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: MUS 231 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent. Harmonic, rhythmic, and formal procedures in music from J.S. Bach through the Classic Era. Correlated creative work and analysis.


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    MUS 233 - Harmony And Form III

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: MUS 232 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent. Harmonic, rhythmic, and formal procedures in music from Beethoven through the chromatic music of the late 19th century. Correlated creative work and analysis.


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    MUS 234 - Harmony And Form IV

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: MUS 233 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent. Harmonic, rhythmic, and formal procedures in music from Impressionism through the 20th century. Correlated creative work and analysis.


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    MUS 235 - Harmony, Form and Techniques in Jazz and Popular Music I

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: MUS 232 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent. The goal of this course is to provide a thorough grounding to the student in the various musical elements in jazz and other popular forms of music during the first half of the 20th century. This will include a knowledge of the uses of harmony, song forms rhythms, keyboard skills, songwriting and performance. The course is structured along historical lines so a grounding in the musicological evolution of popular styles is also provided.


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    MUS 236 - Jazz and Pop Harmony and Form II

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: MUS 235 with a grade of C or better. The goal of this course is to provide a thorough grounding to the student in the various musical elements in jazz and other popular forms of music during the second half of the 20th century. This will include a knowledge of the uses of harmony, song forms, rhythms, keyboard skills, songwriting and performance. The course is structured along historical lines so a grounding in musicological evolution of popular styles is also provided. This course is a continuation of Jazz and Pop Harmony and Form I, and the successful completion of that course is a prerequisite for enrollment.


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    MUS 241 - Musicianship I

    [1 credit(s)]
    Corequisite: MUS 231. Course is designed to develop basic skills in sightreading, sightsinging, keyboard, improvisation, basic conducting, and musical perception.


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    MUS 242 - Musicianship II

    [1 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: MUS 241 or equivalent. Continuation of MUS 241 with more advanced materials for sightsinging, improvisation, keyboard, score reading and musical perception.


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    MUS 243 - Musicianship III

    [1 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: MUS 242 or equivalent. Advanced skills course including sightsinging, improvisation, keyboard, holistic listening, and musical perception.


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    MUS 244 - Musicianship IV

    [1 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: MUS 243 or equivalent. Advanced materials for sightsinging, rhythmic performance, improvisation, holistic listening, and musical perception dealing mainly with features of 20th-century concert music and jazz.


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    MUS 260H - H: Performing Arts/ Cleveland

    [3 credit(s)]
    A course designed to examine original sources for works of art that are presented during the regular seasonal offerings of performing arts organizations in Cleveland and on the Cleveland State University campus. Students will attend concerts, plays, dance recitals, ballet, musical theater, and opera. In preparation for each event, the historical, social, and aesthetic context of each work will be studied along with related topics that enhance the appreciation of the event. May be repeated for credit for a total of 8 credit hours. Arts and Humanities . This course may fulfill a General Education Requirement.


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    MUS 261H - H:Evolution West Popular Music

    [3 credit(s)]
    This course will explore the elements of current popular music and the way they have developed over throughout history. A central issue will be tracing the development of the expression of individual experience as the main concern of music both as an art and as a commercial product. The class will draw on literature, art, and philosophy as well as writings specifically on music in the exploration of these issues. The course will begin with students making a critical evaluation of the musical culture in which they have grown up. From that evaluation we will derive the key expressive elements and musical genres that will serve as the focus of the class. This course may fulfill a General Education Requirement.


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    MUS 263 - Black Music of Two Worlds

    [3 credit(s)]
    A survey course that will focus on three primary areas: an introductory study of traditional music and culture of Africa, an examination of how traditional African music has changed and developed in the western hemisphere and the influence these neo-African musical forms had on postcolonial African music. Attention will be given to the role of music in culture.

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


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    MUS 301 - Music Fundamentals and Methods For the Classroom Teacher

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: For College of Education majors only. Aural, written, and performance competency in musical notation, scales, intervals, key and meter signatures, and primary triads in major and minor modes. Development of skills in singing, conducting, and performance on keyboard, recorder, and classroom music instruments. Applications to elementary classroom activities covered in methods component.


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    MUS 310 - The Business of Music

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Open to any university student with permission of instructor. A team-taught overview of business practices and how they affect musicians. Topics include auditions, promotional materials, recording, concert production, contracts, copyrights, management, unions, taxes, and grant writing.


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    MUS 326 - Piano Pedagogy

    [3 credit(s)]
    Required for all piano performance majors. The course surveys current methods, techniques and experiences of current and former piano pedagogues designed to equip the student for teaching piano.


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    MUS 341 - Counterpoint

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: MUS 234 and 244 or equivalents. Modal and tonal counterpoint in two and three voices; composition of melodies, subjects, and examination of contrapuntal devices; invertible counterpoint; binary forms, inventions and fugue.


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    MUS 351 - Teaching String Instruments

    [2 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: MUS 205, MUS 232, MUS 242. Techniques of playing and teaching violin, viola, cello, and contrabass with an emphasis upon beginning instruction and methods and materials for group lessons. Laboratory class for music-education majors as preparation for teaching school instrumental music.


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    MUS 352 - Teaching Woodwind Instruments

    [2 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: MUS 205, MUS 232, MUS 242. Techniques of playing and teaching flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, and bassoon, with an emphasis upon beginning instruction and methods and materials for group lessons. Laboratory class for music education majors as preparation for teaching school instrumental music.


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    MUS 353 - Teaching Brass Instruments

    [2 credit(s)]
    Perequisites: MUS 205, MUS 232, MUS 242 Techniques of playing and teaching trumpet, trombone, horn, euphonium, and tuba with an emphasis upon beginning instruction and methods and materials for group lessons. Laboratory class for music education majors as preparation for teaching school instrumental music.


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    MUS 354 - Teaching Percussion Instruments

    [2 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: MUS 205, MUS 232, MUS 242. Techniques of playing and teaching timpani, snare drum, bass drum, xylophone, cymbals, Afro-Indio-Latin drums, and jazz drumset with an emphasis upon beginning instruction and methods and materials for group lessons. Laboratory class for music education majors as preparation for teaching school instrumental music.


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    MUS 355 - Vocal Techniques for the Classroom

    [1 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: MUS 205, MUS 232 and MUS 242. Required of all music education majors; open to others by permission of the instructor. Techniques for learning and teaching proper use of the singing voice, with particular emphasis on singers in school settings. Includes the basics of vocal health, the vocal mechanism, tuneful singing, vocal/choral warm-ups, the male changing voice and working with adolescent voices in choral settings.


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    MUS 356 - Diction

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: For performance majors in voice and others with permission of instructor. Use of the International Ponetic Alphabet as a means to teach proper pronunciation for singers; basic concepts for the formation and use of vowels and consonants within a vocal line; application of IPA symbols to sounds in French, German and Italian; basic rules for singing in English.


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    MUS 361 - Voice Class

    [2 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Not for voice majors. Assists students in the basic elements and techniques of vocal production for singing.


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    MUS 362 - Guitar Class

    [2 credit(s)]
    A studio/lab course for music therapy majors to learn basics of guitar playing. Students learn to read tablature and traditional notation, to play chords, to transpose, to play accompaniment for songs and basics of playing with a flat pick. Open to non-majors depending on availability and permission of instructor.


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    MUS 381 - Jazz Theory And Improvisation I

    [2 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Music major status or permission of instructor. Theory and practice of spontaneous composition/performance in a jazz style, with emphasis on the 12-bar blues form, modal materials, and melodic derivatives of harmonic progressions.


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    MUS 382 - Jazz Theory And Improvisation II

    [2 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: MUS 381 or permission of instructor. Further exploration of melodic-harmonic inter-relation, harmonic substitution, modal materials, and rhythmic styles. Advanced harmonic and rhythmic concepts.


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    MUS 390 - Introduction to Music Therapy

    [2 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite. Music therapy majors only. Provides an overview of the profession including terminology, history and practical application of music therapy for various client populations. Assessment of personal qualities to become a music therapist is ongoing process of the class. Observations of music therapists required. Taught at Baldwin-Wallace College.


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    MUS 391 - Recreational Music: Programming and Leadership

    [2 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Music therapy majors only. Development of a repertoire of activities to provide a foundation for initial field work experiences. Adaptation of activities and instruments, basic assessment of client interests and needs, and evaluation of observations are required. Taught at Baldwin-Wallace.


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    MUS 392 - Music Therapy Practicum

    [1 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Music therapy majors only. Experiences working in a community agency, each experience including a musical and behavioral assessment of the group or individual, the development and implementation of ongoing treatment procedures and evaluation. May be repeated for credit for a total of 3 credit hours; a minimum of three practica required. Assignments made by Director of Cleveland Music Therapy Consortium.


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    MUS 411 - Music History I

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: MUS 112, MUS 113, MUS 234, and MUS 244, or permission of instructor. This course will present the development of Western Music from around 700 (the Middle Ages) to the mid-eighteenth century (the Age of Enlightenment). Understanding the major trends in Western music as well as its function in society, and examination of the parallels with other fine arts is a further goal.

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


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    MUS 412 - Music History II

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: MUS 113, MUS 234 and MUS 244 or permission of instructor. Survey of the history of Western music from 1750 to the present through examination of stylistic characteristics and literature from chronological eras, as well as individual composers' lives and the culture of their times. Requires intensive listening and score study, and written assignments including the preparation of a research paper.

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


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    MUS 414 - Ethnomusicology

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Music major status or permission of instructor. The study of music outside the European art tradition. Non-Western Culture and Civilization.


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    MUS 418 - Composition Studies

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor. Advanced study sessions with composition faculty. Independent projects explore large and small forms, compositional techniques and modes of expression for various media. Recital preparation for undergraduate exit project in composition. 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 420 - Music Therapy in Psychiatry and Rehabilitation

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Music therapy majors only. Clinical methods as they relate to working with psychiatric, geriatric, medical, neurologically impaired and addicted clients. Taught at Baldwin-Wallace.


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    MUS 421 - Music in Special Education and Therapy

    [3 credit(s)]
    The course provides an introduction to the special pedagogical issues in working with special education students in music education and music therapy


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    MUS 422 - Psychology of Music I

    [2 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Music therapy majors only. An overview of current research in music learning, music preference, acoustics, influence of music on listener behavior and measurements of music achievement and performance. Taught at Baldwin-Wallace.


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    MUS 423 - Research Methods in Music Therapy

    [3 credit(s)]
    The course provides an introduction to quantitative, qualitative, and historical research methodologies and their implications for the practice of music therapy.


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    MUS 424 - Program Development and Administration in Music Therapy

    [2 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Music therapy majors only. Focus on program planning, scheduling, budgeting, and public relations strategies. Procedures of documentation, standards of practice, codes of ethics and legislative issues relating to the practice of music therapy. Offered in alternate years. Taught at Baldwin-Wallace college.


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    MUS 425 - Internship in Music Therapy

    [6 credit(s)]
    Six months of full-time clinical experience in an AMTA approved facility. Documentation and special research projects included according to the clinical internship training plan. Must be completed within two years following the conclusion of course work. Music therapy majors only.


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    MUS 427 - Computer Music I

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Introduction to creating music with the use of computers. Topics include synthesis, midi sequencing, sampling, notation, and aesthetics. Also includes an overview of the repertoire of electronic and electro-acoustic music. Assigned studio time for individual composition projects.


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    MUS 428 - Computer Music II

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: MUS 427 or permission of instructor. Advanced applications in computer music. Topics include digital audio, digital signal processing, computer synthesis, and recording techniques. Assigned studio time for individual composition projects.


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    MUS 440 - Music Performance and Pedagogy

    [2 credit(s)]
    A systematic study of the principles of music pedagogy and learning, and an application of that knowledge to applied music instruction. Topics include expertise, the fallacy of music talent, learning theory, Deliberate Practice, research on applied instruction, motivation, music and memory, intonation, structural communication, emotional communication, curriculum development, assessment, performance anxiety, self-evaluation and reflection. In addition, musical roles (performer, teacher, listener, and user), classroom planning, instructional delivery, and classroom management will be addressed during the course.


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    MUS 442 - Choral Methods

    [2 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: MUS 461 and MUS 355 as either prerequisite or corequisite. Materials and methods for preparing and conducting vocal and choral ensembles in middle school, junior high school and high school settings. Includes the selection and preparation of repertoire related warm-ups, age/grade appropriate repertoire, and rehearsal planning and techniques. Laboratory class for music education majors as preparation for teaching secondary school vocal/choral music.


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    MUS 444 - Elementary Music Curriculum and Methods

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: MUS 205, MUS 234, MUS 244. Corequisite: MUS 454. Lesson planning, curricular materials, and instructional strategies for preschool and elementary-school classroom music. Includes curriculum design, principles of assessment, and issues of classroom management. A field component required.


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    MUS 445 - Secondary Music Curriculum and Methods

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: MUS 444. Corequisites: MUS446, MUS 455. Lesson planning, curricular materials, instructional and rehearsal strategies for middle-school and high-school music. Includes curriculum design, principles of assessment, and issues of classroom management for both general music and school ensembles. A field component is required.


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    MUS 446 - Instrumental Methods

    [2 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: MUS 351, MUS 352, MUS 353, MUS 354, MUS 461. Co-requisites: MUS 445, MUS 455. Development of instructional methods for elementary, middle- and high-school instrumental ensembles, including specific strategies for concert, jazz and marching bands, and string-and full-orchestras. Strategies for recruiting and starting beginners, selecting or creating appropriate materials, and refinement of rehearsal skills. The course includes an in-class lab component during which students will practice rehearsing a peer ensemble. Students will also have an opportunity to continue developing performance skills on secondary instruments.


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    MUS 451 - Orchestration

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: MUS 234 or MUS 236 or permission of instructor. Study of characteristics and capabilities of orchestral instruments; writing for various instrumental combinations; correlated analysis of symphonic forms and orchestral techniques.


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    MUS 452 - Career in Composition

    [3 credit(s)]
    The course is designed to study aspects of how to build and maintain a career as a composer in a competitive music industry. Defining and researching the many resources available to composers within this industry will be coupled with detailed assignments and projects focusing on proposal composition and the vital understanding of music publishing, commercial recording , commissioning, contracts and publicity.


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    MUS 454 - Elementary Music Field Experience

    [1 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: MUS 205, completion of Music Education Gateway Exam and permission of instructor. Co-requisite: MUS 444. Guided field experience under the supervision of a music specialist in the elementary school.


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    MUS 455 - Secondary Music Field Experience

    [1 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: MUS 205, and permission of instructor, completion of Music Education Gateway. Co-requisite: MUS 445, MUS 446. Guided field experience under the supervision of a music specialist in the secondary school.


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    MUS 461 - Conducting School Ensembles

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: MUS 234 and 244. Development of effective conducting and rehearsal techniques common to instrumental and vocal ensembles. May culminate in a rehearsal reading with the University Band or Chorus depending on the student's focus. Team taught.


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    MUS 481 - Senior Recital

    [1 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Thirty-minute recital demonstrating appropriate level of competency. Required of all music majors.


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    MUS 482 - Full Recital

    [2 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Sixty-minute recital demonstration appropriate level of competency. Required of all applied music majors. May be repeated for credit for a total of 4 credit hours.


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    MUS 485 - Composition Recital

    [2 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. A recital of works for various media representing the creative accomplishments of composition study.


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    MUS 493 - Special Topics

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Topics designed by faculty. May be repeated for credit for a total of 16 credit hours with a change of topic.


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    MUS 496 - Independent Study

    [4 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Faculty-supervised independent study in areas of individual interest. May be repeated for credit for a total of 16 credit hours with a change of topic.


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    MUS 498 - Senior Project

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: To be elected by candidates pursuing the B.A. degree with a major in music at least one semester prior to graduation. The project is a focal point bringing together the various strands of the undergraduate's career in a meaningful way. It represents individual work done under committee guidance, resulting in either a formal research paper, public presentation, or both.

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


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Nursing

  
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    NUR 200 - Theory and Professional Practice

    [2 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Students must be admitted to the Nursing Program. Introduces the student to the purpose of theory development in nursing, selected nursing models, and the philosophy and conceptual framework of the CSU School of Nursing. Explores attributes, values, nursing history, and ethics that support the professional nurse practice. Emphasizes acquisition of knowledge and skills for facilitative and therapeutic communication and the appreciation of cultural diversity .Includes writing across the curriculum (WAC) assignment.

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


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    NUR 215 - Fundamentals of Nursing Practice

    [2 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Students must be admitted to the Nursing Program. Introduces concepts, principles, and theories of nursing practice in relation to levels of preventive care. Includes interpersonal and psychomotor skills as well as the use of the nursing process.


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    NUR 216 - Fundamentals of Nursing Practice - Clinical

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Students must be admitted to the Nursing Program. Applies the nursing process and principles from the natural, behavioral, and nursing sciences to provide direct care to adult clients within structured settings who are experiencing health problems as a result of stressors. Psychomotor skills are learned and practiced in a skills laboratory prior to performance in a community-based setting.


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    NUR 218 - Nursing Pharmacology

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Students must be admitted to the Nursing Program. Introduces the student to various classifications of drugs used in the care of clients experiencing stressors. Emphasis is on nursing implications.


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    NUR 219 - Pathophysiology for Nurses

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Students must be admitted to the Nursing Program. This course focuses on the exploration of various physiologic stressors by which disease occurs, the impact of the individual's GRR on the response of the body and the effects of the disease on normal physiology. Selected disease entities will be examined by definition, epidemiology, etiology, diagnostic data and clinical manifestations. The clinical concepts of disease can be utilized by the professional nurse in the application of the nursing process in all settings.


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    NUR 220 - Health Assessment

    [2 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Students must be admitted to the Nursing Program. Designed to teach the student knowledge and skills to assess the health status of an individual. Content related to the use of techniques of inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation.


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    NUR 221 - Health Assessment - Lab

    [1 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Students must be admitted to the Nursing Program. Provides supervised laboratory practice to develop health-appraisal skills. A comprehensive assessment tool based on the stress framework is used.


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    NUR 225 - Medical Surgical Nursing I

    [4 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Students must be admitted to the Nursing Program. Focus on nursing care of adults and older adults. Theories/concepts of gerontological nursing, aging, long-term care, rehabilitation, and chronic illness are presented. Selected chronic health problems are discussed.


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    NUR 226 - Medical Surgical Nursing I - Clinical

    [6 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Students must be admitted to the Nursing Program. Focuses on the use of the nursing process in structured settings to plan care for patients from young adulthood through old age who have diseases of adaptation. Emphasis is on developing the student's ability to provide tertiary preventive care. Psychomotor skills are learned and practiced in a skills laboratory prior to performance in a community-based setting.


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    NUR 300 - Nursing Leadership & Management

    [2 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Students must be admitted to the Nursing Program. Focuses on leadership and management theories and concepts as they relate to the practice of nursing and the delivery of care in a variety of community-based settings. Emphasizes the use of change theory and quality assurance concepts. Approaches to developing leader/change agent and consultant/collaborator roles are explored.


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    NUR 305 - Medical Surgical Nursing II

    [2 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Students must be admitted to the Nursing Program. Focuses on care of patients from young adulthood through old age who are experiencing health problems as a result of stressors. Theories and concepts related to care of adults in acute-care settings are presented.


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    NUR 305H - Medical Surgical Nursing II - Honors

    [2 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Students must be admitted to the Nursing Program and the Honors Program. Focuses on care of patients from young adulthood through old age who are experiencing health problems as a result of stressors. Theories and concepts related to care of adults in acute-care settings are presented.


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    NUR 306 - Medical Surgical Nursing II/Clinical

    [4 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Students must be admitted to the Nursing Program. Focuses on the use of the nursing process in acute care settings to plan care for adults from young adulthood to old age who have acute health problems as a result of stressors. Emphasis is on developing the student's ability to provide secondary preventive care. Psychomotor skills are learned in a skills laboratory prior to performance in a clinical setting.


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    NUR 310 - Nursing Research

    [2 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Students must be admitted to the Nursing Program. Introduces the research process and the contributions of research to the improvement of nursing practice. Focuses on the critical analysis and interpretation of research reports and the development of strategies for implementation of research findings. (Must be completed for senior standing in the major.).

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


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    NUR 312 - Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

    [2 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Students must be admitted to the Nursing Program. Focuses on the care of adults who have health problems related to psychosocial stressors. Theories and concepts related to therapeutic nursing-intervention strategies with individuals and groups are presented.


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    NUR 312H - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurs - Honors

    [2 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Students must be admitted to the Nursing Program and Honors Program. Focuses on the care of adults who have health problems related to psychosocial stressors. Theories and concepts related to therapeutic nursing-intervention strategies with individuals and groups are presented.


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    NUR 313 - Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing - Clinical

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Students must be admitted to the Nursing Program. Focuses on the use of the nursing process to design therapeutic nursing interventions for clients experiencing psychosocial stressors. Emphasis is on the development of the therapeutic self which is used with individuals and groups in a variety of community-based settings to enhance the communication process and facilitate intervention strategies of a psychosocial nature.


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    NUR 325 - Pediatric Nursing

    [2 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Students must be admitted to the Nursing Program. Focuses on the care of children who are experiencing a variety of stressors, stress, and diseases of adaption. Theories, concepts, and principles related to the care of children and their families are presented.


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    NUR 326 - Pediatric Nursing - Clinical

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Students must be admitted to the Nursing Program. Focuses on the use of the nursing process to provide secondary preventive care in a variety of community-based settings to children experiencing health problems as a result of stressors. The impact of illness/disease on the development of children from infancy through adolescence will be evaluated. Psychomotor skills are learned and practiced in a skills laboratory prior to performance in a community-based setting.


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    NUR 340 - Theory and Professional Practice

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Students must be admitted to the Nursing Program. (Open to RN students only). Introduces the student to the need for theory development in nursing, selected nursing models, and the philosophy and conceptual framework for the School of Nursing. Attributes and values that support the professional are explored. Concepts related to community based practice are introduced. Emphasis is placed on the acquisition of knowledge and skills for therapeutic communication and the appreciation of cultural diversity.

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


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    NUR 345 - Computer Literacy

    [3 credit(s)]
    This course Introduces the student to the use of personal computers, computer concepts, and information systems. Students will explore ways in which computers have impacted the delivery of health care. Students will learn the basics in the use of computers for Word processing, PowerPoint, Excel conducting library searches, and using the World Wide Web to locate health care information to improve nursing practice.


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    NUR 346 - Professional Writing and Communication

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Students must be admitted to the Nursing Program. Introduces the student to the need for professional communication in nursing through exploration of Computer information sources, writing for professional journals and electronic media presentations. Attributes and skills that support a professional image are explored. Emphasis is placed on the acquisition of writing skills and computer literacy. .

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


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    NUR 350 - Leadership And Management

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Students must be admitted to the Nursing Program. (Open to RN students only.) Focuses on leadership and management theories and concepts as they relate to the practice of nursing and the delivery of care in a variety of community-based settings. Emphasizes the use of change theory and quality assurance concepts. Approaches to developing leader/change agent and consultant/collaborator roles are explored.


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    NUR 360 - Nursing Research

    [2 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: COM 303, PSY 311, SOC 354 or MTH 147; students must be admitted to the Nursing Program. Introduces the research process and the contributions of research to the improvement of nursing practice. Focuses on the critical analysis and interpretation of research reports and the development of strategies for implementation of research findings. Must be completed for senior standing in the major.

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    NUR 374 - Death and Dying: Care of Individuals and Family for Healthcare Professionals

    [2 credit(s)]
    Focuses on death and dying topics through the life span to include issues that affect health care workers. Topics include discussion on western philosophy about death and dying, personal assessment of death, cultural, spiritual and religious aspect of death and dying, grieving and bereavement, loss of child, loss of parent, loss of spouse and communication issues related to death and dying. This course will also look at ethical and legal issues and the healthcare providers role.


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    NUR 380 - Maternal Newborn Nursing

    [2 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Students must be admitted to the Nursing Program. Explores primary preventive strategies that can be used to ameliorate stressors that affect the health of childbearing families. Theoretical issues related to developmental and situational stressors are presented.


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    NUR 382 - Maternal Newborn Nursing - Clinical

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Students must be admitted to the Nursing Program. Focuses on the use of the nursing process to provide primary preventive care to childbearing families experiencing stressors. Psychomotor skills will be learned and practiced in a skills laboratory prior to performance in a community-based setting.


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    NUR 408 - Gerontological Nursing

    [2 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Students must be admitted to the Nursing Program. (Open to RN students only.) Focuses on using the conceptual framework in planning and evaluating preventive strategies for the provision of nursing care to adults and families in the community. Theories, concepts, and principles related to adaptation of stressors are presented.


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    NUR 409 - Gerontological Nursing - Clinical

    [2 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Students must be admitted to the Nursing Program. (Open to RN students only.) Focuses on the use of the nursing process to provide preventive care to adults in community-based settings who are experiencing health problems as a result of stressors. Emphasis is on implementing strategies to facilitate the client's ability to adapt to stress.


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    NUR 412 - Community Health Nursing

    [2 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Students must be admitted to the Nursing Program. The focus of this course is community health care systems, the historical development, the major forces which shaped the current system and and emerging directions for the future. Integration of nursing, community health concepts and trends provide an informational basis for the student to assess the health care needs of a community. The emphasis is on development of therapeutic nursing interventions which acknowledge primary preventive aspects of planning for the health of individualism groups, and populations experiencing economic, social, environmental, and technological stressors. Secondary and tertiary preventive strategies for maintaining health in a community based practice setting are presented. Principles of epidemiology and disaster planning will be discussed.


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    NUR 414 - Community Health Nursing - Clinical

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Students must be admitted to the Nursing Program. The focus of this course is community health care systems, the historical development, the major forces which shaped the current system and emerging directions for the future. Integration of nursing, community health concepts and trends provide an informational basis for the student to assess the health care needs of a community. The emphasis is on the development of therapeutic nursing interventions which acknowledge primary preventive aspects of planning for the health of individuals, groups, and populations experiencing economic, social, environmental, and technological stressors. Secondary and tertiary preventive strategies for maintaining health in a community based practice setting are presented. Principles of epidemiology and disaster planning will be discussed.


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    NUR 415 - Medical Surgical Nursing III

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Students must be admitted to the Nursing Program. This course focuses on the care of adults with life threatening health problems in a variety of settings. Explores preventative, secondary and quarternary strategies that augment functioning in clients with multi-system stressors. Emphasis is directed toward the application of the nursing process in this population. Collaborative problems will be described as will the role of the professional nurse in interdisciplinary collaboration in client care.


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    NUR 415H - Medical Surgical Nursing III - Honors

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Students must be admitted to the Nursing Program and Honors Program. This course focuses on the care of adults with life threatening health problems in a variety of settings. Explores preventative, secondary and quarternary strategies that augment functioning in clients with multi-system stressors. Emphasis is directed toward the application of the nursing process in this population. Collaborative problems will be described as will the role of the professional nurse in interdisciplinary collaboration in client care.


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    NUR 416 - Medical Surgical Nursing III/Clinical

    [5 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Students must be admitted to the Nursing Program. This course focuses on the use of the Nursing Process in the care of adults with life threatening health problems in a variety of settings. Emphasis is on preventative, secondary, and quaternary strategies that augment functioning in clients with multisystem stressors, Emphasis is directed toward the application of the nursing process in this population. Collaborative problems will be considered as part of the role of the professional nurse in interdisciplinary collaboration in client care.


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    NUR 420 - Professional Role Practicum - Capstone

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Students must be admitted to the Nursing Program. Designed to provide the student with in-depth experience within a chosen field of practice. Emphasis is directed toward use of the nursing process within the parameters of the stress framework for the refinement of clinical skills in the delivery of quality nursing care for individuals, groups, families, or communities. Includes experience in operationalizing the entire role spectrum of the professional nurse.


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    NUR 420H - Prof Role Practicum Capstone - Honors

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Students must be admitted to the Nursing Program and Honors Program. Designed to provide the student with in-depth experience within a chosen field of practice. Emphasis is directed toward use of the nursing process within the stress framework parameters in refinement of clinical skills in the delivery of quality nursing care for individuals, groups, families, or communities. Includes experience in operationalizing the entire role spectrum of the professional nurse. The focus of the Nursing Honors Program in the senior year (NUR415H and NUR 420H) is to continue the thorough and rigorous exploration of an area of individual student interest in nursing and to build upon the learning and work accomplished in the Junior year. These assignments are intended to enhance existing coursework and are an extension of, or in addition to , the assignments that other undergraduate students complete in the nursing major. These activities support reflective professional practice, enhance faculty-student collaboration and communication, and demand rigorous academic written work and independent research by the honors student.


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    NUR 425 - Professional Role Preparation

    [2 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Students must be admitted to the Nursing Program. Identifies and explores contemporary issues and future trends that have impact on the profession. Students will examine selected legal, economic, political, cultural, and ethical issues that act as stressors on the professional nurse, the practice of nursing, and the delivery of nursing care within the health-care delivery system.


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    NUR 430 - Professional Seminar

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Students must be admitted to the Nursing Program. (Open to RN students only.) Identifies and explores contemporary issues and future trends that have impact on the profession. Students will examine selected legal, economic, political, cultural, and ethical issues that act as stressors on the professional nurse, the practice of nursing, and the delivery of nursing care within the health-care delivery system.


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    NUR 440 - Community Health Nursing

    [2 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Students must be admitted to the Nursing Program. (Open to RN students only.) Focuses on community as client and the factors necessary to define, describe the client, and assess needs. Basic principles of the study, prevention, and control of diseases that impact a client will be discussed. Use of the nursing process to plan care for the community will be explored.


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    NUR 441 - Community Health-Clinical

    [1 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Students must be admitted to the Nursing Program. (Open to RN students only.) Focuses on community assessment. Students will use the nursing process to develop nursing interventions for communities with increased risk of illness, disability, or premature death. Emphasis is on health promotion, health maintenance, health education, and case management for the community.


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    NUR 460 - Role Practicum

    [3 credit(s)]
    Perequisite: Students must be admitted to the Nursing Program. (Open to RN students only.) Designed to provide the student with in-depth experience within a chosen field of practice. Emphasis is directed toward use of the nursing process within the parameters of the stress framework in the refinement of clinical skills and in the delivery of quality nursing care for individuals, groups, families, or communities. Includes experience in operationalizing the entire role spectrum of the professional nurse.


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    NUR 493 - Special Topics In Nursing

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing program or permission of instructor. Study of health problems of particular groups. Topics arranged by mutual agreement of the students and the department. May be repeated up to 16 credit hours with change of topic.


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