Aug 06, 2021  
Undergraduate Catalog 2014 - 2015 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2014 - 2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Nursing

  
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    NUR 496 - Independent Study - Nursing

    [4 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing program or permission of instructor. Faculty-supervised independent study in one area of student's interest. May be repeated up to 16 credit hours. .


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Operations & Supply Chain Mgmt

  
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    OSM 202 - Introduction to Business Analytics

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prereq: BUS/OSM 201 or equivalent. This course provides an introduction to the field of business analytics, which has been defined as the extensive use of data, statistical and quantitative analysis, exploratory and predictive models, and fact-based management to drive decisions and actions. Building upon the general knowledge base of basic business statistics acquired in OSM 201, applications of advanced statistical methodology are presented; including statistical methods for rates and proportions, statistical methods for population variances, experimental design and the analysis of variance, the development and validation of multiple regression models, regression model-building, and times series analysis and forecasting. The application of selected advanced statistical techniques to business making situations is illustrated through the extensive use of Excel. Students actively participate in the delivery of this course through case and project presentations.


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    OSM 311 - Introduction To Operations Management

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: OMS/OSM 201. Introduction to the design and management of manufacturing and service operations. Students will learn to recognize the basic tradeoffs associated with operations management decisions, to identify and quantify operating characteristics of different manufacturing and service systems, and to apply a variety of tools and techniques used by operations managers. Topics include product and service design, quality management and control, capacity planning, location decisions, facilities layout, supply chain management , JIT, and lean operations.


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    OSM 312 - Supply Chain Analytics

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: OSM 311. This course covers quantitative models commonly used in business and industries. Topics include transportation, assignment, and transshipment problems; network models; waiting line models; decision analysis. Examples of business applications will be used to establish the relevancy of the models. Cross-listed with CIS 312.


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    OSM 313 - Material & Inventory Management

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: OMS/OSM 311. Various problems related to the handling and storing of materials in different stages of production will be discussed. Topics include purchasing, inventory models in deterministic and probabilistic situations, material requirements planning, material handling and transportation, and distribution inventory management. Both qualitative and quantitative techniques will be discussed. Examples will be drawn from business situations.


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    OSM 412 - Supply Chain Modeling

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: OMS/OSM 311. This course deals with the flow of goods and services through a distribution channel from supplier to the ultimate customer. Topics covered include history of supply chain management, efficient vs. responsive supply chain; network design; coordination with 3PL and 4PL companies; intermodal systems; cross-docking; vendor managed inventories and warehousing; demand management and bullwhip effect.


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    OSM 413 - Production Planning & Control

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: OMS/OSM 311 or permission of the instructor. Planning, scheduling, and controlling of activities related to the production of goods are examined. Topics include manufacturing planning and control, short-term forecasting systems, demand management and order servicing, sales and operations planning (SOP), master production scheduling (MPS), enterprise resource planning (ERP), material requirements planning (MRP), capacity requirements planning (CRP), and distribution requirements planning (DRP).


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    OSM 414 - Material/Capacity Requrmt Plan

    [3 credit(s)]
    This course studies material requirements planning (MRP) and capacity requirements planning (CRP) in the manufacturing environment. MRP uses master production schedule (MPS), bills of material (BOM), inventory data, and other planning factors to derive a schedule of planned purchase and factory orders to fulfill the MPS requirements. CRP considers the output of MRP and existing orders already in process to identify and help correct capacity shortfalls or imbalances.


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    OSM 415 - Case Studies in Operations Management

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: OMS/OSM 311 or permission of the instructor. Examines classic and current issues in operations management using case studies. Provides extensive usage of Excel Software in decision making. Case study topics include supply chain management, e-commerce, JIT, enterprise resource planning, service operations management, customer service, purchasing, quality control, human resource management, and strategy.


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    OSM 416 - Supply Chain Management

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: OMS/OSM 311 or permission of the instructor. An overview of supply chain strategies and performance metrics that relate to supply chain distribution and risk management, global supply chain management, and sustainable supply chain management.


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    OSM 417 - Lean Six Sigma

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: OMS/OSM 311 or permission of the instructor. The primary focus of this course is to present techniques which are intended to synchronize and streamline the business processes where the non-value added activities and waste are the targets of the six sigma techniques. Topics include value stream mapping, 5S, set-up time reduction, six sigma, maintaining and improving equipment, small lot production, and level scheduling in pull production.


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    OSM 419 - Operations Strategy

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: OMS/OSM 311 or permission of the instructor. A study of the development and implementation of operations strategy in manufacturing and service settings, and the interface and integration of this strategy with other functional areas such as marketing, finance, etc. Topics include strategic perspectives on the design and introduction of new products and services, competitiveness, capacity, quality, choice of process and technology, productivity management and supply network relationships.


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    OSM 421 - Service Operations Management

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: OMS/OSM 311 or permission of the instructor. A study of the design, control, planning, and evaluation of service systems, including service aspects of manufacturing firms. Topics include the strategy of designing and implementing service systems, measurement and improvement of their quality and productivity, and the roles of supply chain management, demand management and technology. Students will use quantitative tools to analyze service systems in order to measure and improve their performance, and apply these concepts and tools in the analysis of cases.


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    OSM 422 - Project Management for Business and Technology

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Business students with junior standing or permission of OSM Department chair. Designed to teach students how to design, implement and control "business" and "technical" projects. Students will be exposed to projects in product development, marketing, process improvement, and engineering projects to learn the differences and similarities in managing them as well as the human side of project management. The course coverage is intended for advanced undergraduate students and it is designed to help them get started as project managers. The course coverage also prepares students for the Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification exam. Microsoft Project package will be used during lab hours.


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    OSM 424 - Transportation Management

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: OMS/OSM 311 or permission of Department chair. This course is designed to introduce the student to the transportation activities in supply chain systems. Specifically the transportation providers such as motor carriers, railroads, and intermodal services are covered, as well as the rules and regulations under which they operate. Ocean freight issues, the role of port authorities, cost and pricing strategies, and dealings with third party logistic providers are also covered, to illustrate the impact that transportation has on the global sales of goods and on international business.


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    OSM 425 - International Operations Management

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: OMS/OSM 311. Introduces students to the advantages and pitfalls of managing productive systems outside the US. Study of multinational manufacturers and the effects of culture, language, politics, and trade agreements on global supply chain performance through case studies. Topics include history of international trade, operations in global business strategy, improving global supply chain performance, Japanese tier system for outsourcing, global quality standards, and global service operations.


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    OSM 427 - Strategic Sourcing and Purchasing Management

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: OMS/OSM 311. In this course students will become familiar with the basics of sourcing strategies, purchasing activities, and supplier relationships in supply chain networks. The emphasis is on the coverage of total supply processes that result in purchasing savings. Other concepts included are: the types of purchasing; use of electronic communication and online auctions in purchasing; global purchasing; identification of suppliers; supplier selection and evaluation; negotiation and contracts with suppliers; supplier selection and evaluation; negotiation and contracts with suppliers; and supply law and ethics.


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    OSM 431 - Design of Survey Samples using SAS

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: OMS/OSM 202 or equivalent. This course presents the principal applications of sample surveys, survey design, criteria of a good sample design, and characteristics of simple random sampling, stratified random sampling, and cluster sampling. Case studies are used where appropriate to illustrate applications of survey sampling. This course also explains how to plan an experiment so that appropriate data can be collected and analyzed and a reliable conclusion can be drawn. Strong emphasis will be placed on the application of SAS software to actual data.


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    OSM 433 - Data Analysis using SAS

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: OMS/OSM 202 or equivalent. This course presents practical applications of statistical methods by using SAS software. The emphasis is on giving students experience in solving business problems using appropriate statistical methods. The SAS topics to be covered include creating SAS data set, using SAS procedure, summarizing data, and interpreting outputs. Case studies and projects, with SAS applications, are used to show the application of statistical methods to business problems.


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    OSM 434 - Multivariate Business Analytics using SAS

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: OMS/OSM 202 or equivalent. Develops applications of multivariate statistical methods such as multiple regression, factor analysis and structural equation modeling. SAS computer program for the various multivariate methods is used extensively. The emphasis is on the analysis of actual data from applied business data and case studies.


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    OSM 435 - Applied Business Forecasting

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: OMS/OSM 202 or equivalent. A critical study of the forecasting methods available for use in business and nonbusiness organizations. The emphasis is on developing the ability to use regression and time series methods. An evaluation of forecasting techniques is also presented, including evaluation of accuracy, techniques for improving accuracy, and analysis of the appropriateness of each model. In addition, a number of statistical and forecasting software packages are demonstrated. This will enable the student to complete a series of forecasting projects that are required as part of the course.


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    OSM 438 - International Field Experience in Supply Chain Management

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. This course is a specifically arranged international field experience in supply chain management with focus on advanced manufacturing systems and logistics in countries such as Japan, China, Singapore and Hong Kong. Students will have the opportunity to observe firsthand world renowned supply chain management systems at some major companies like Toyota, Mitsubishi, Sony, etc. In addition, students will be exposed to the unique culture and business ethics of the country, which is essential for the success of their systems. Social events will be arranged with students from a local university to provide opportunities to experience the culture.


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    OSM 442 - Innovation Management

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Business students with junior standing or permission of OSM Department Chair. Students learn how to manage and foster innovation from a general manager's perspective. Topics covered include models describing the types of innovation, differences between incremental and radical innovation, protection of intellectual property, fostering creativity, and new product development processes, such as Stage-Gate.


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    OSM 445 - Quality Management

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: OMS/OSM 311. This course covers the core principles of the management of quality in the production of goods and services. Statistical quality control techniques are used in the implementation of these principles. Topics include TQM, continuous improvement, control charts, sampling plans, process capability, and ISO 9000. Applicable computer software is used to implement the techniques.


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    OSM 448 - Queuing & Simulation

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: OMS/OSM 202 or equivalent. This course covers the application of simulation and animation techniques to queuing systems using personal computers. Included are more complex systems such as those encountered in production, inventory, and service systems. The use of simulation software will be an integral part of the course.


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    OSM 490 - Professional Internship in Operations & Supply Chain Management

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Permission of department chair required; must have at least junior standing and be a declared major in the College of Business to be eligible for this course. Requires professional operations and supply chain management work experience in an organizational environment that extends the curriculum and provides meaningful experience related to the student's area of interest.


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    OSM 491 - Special Problems

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Department chair approval. Flexible content/structure course to enable qualified students to pursue special areas of interest and competency.


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    OSM 493 - Special Topics in Operations Management

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Department chair approval. Explores current issues or special topics in operations and supply chain management. Topics and course requirements will be announced by the department.


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    OSM 496 - Independent Study

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Senior standing, approval of sponsoring professor and department chairperson, written proposal approval before registration. Flexible content/structure course to enable qualified students to pursue special areas of interest and competency; opportunity for independent study, field research, or other special assignments.


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    OSM 499H - Honors Thesis in OSM

    [3 credit(s)]
    Requires the honors student to conduct an original research in supply chain management or business statistics under the supervision of an OSM faculty member. The thesis will be submitted as a written report.


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Philosophy

  
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    PHL 120 - Reasoning and Argument

    [3 credit(s)]
    An introduction to logical concepts and principles of inductive and deductive reasoning, including validity, soundness, and symbolic representation of arguments. Focuses on building the skills involved in analyzing, evaluating and constructing arguments of various types. Includes a discussion of logical fallacies. Emphasis is placed on the application of concepts and principles to contexts and examples expressed in the language of daily life and public discourse.

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


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    PHL 213H - Environmental Ethics-Honors

    [3 credit(s)]


    Prerequisite(s): Only students in the Honors Program are eligible to enroll. Course will examine different conceptions of nature, and different theories about the relationship of humans to their natural environment, that have shaped historically important moral theories as well as from contemporary philosophical writings in the area of environmental ethics and works of literature. Questions addressed will include: What are rights? Who/what should have them? What kinds of things, if any, are intrinsically valuable? What responsibilities do we have to future generations?


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    PHL 215 - Engineering Ethics

    [3 credit(s)]
    An examination of the social impact of technology and its relationship to ethics, with the objective of identifying and clarifying obligations that might arise in technological research and its applications. The course will survey a variety of moral theories, as well as engineering codes of ethics. The case study method will be used: sources will include the history of science and technology, and reports from professional societies. Topics covered may include whistle blowing; and environmental, safety, and privacy issues.

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


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    PHL 220 - Philosophy, Fantasy, and Science Fiction

    [3 credit(s)]
    This course introduces perennial philosophical problems and concepts through readings from great works of Western philosophy and classical works of fantasy and science fiction. Philosophical problems to be discussed include: the nature of reality, space and time; questions about knowledge; and alternative views of the good life and the good society.

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


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    PHL 252 - African-American Social Philosophy

    [3 credit(s)]
    An examination of major African-American philosophers, with an emphasis on their views about the nature of race and racism and about appropriate responses to racism. The course will explore the philosophical roots of these themes, with special attention to the influences from the history of philosophy, including Marxism, American pragmatism, and existentialism.

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


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    PHL 313 - Environmental Ethics

    [3 credit(s)]
    Students will read excerpts from original texts of moral theorists, e.g. Aristotle in order to be able to identify, use and critique some major ethical theoretical approaches, e.g., a deontological approach. These studies will form important background knowledge to be put to use in the analysis of issues in environmental ethics. Classic and contemporary works in environmental ethics will be examined in order to enrich our knowledge of the ongoing debates and the developing agenda of the subject, noting the growing importance for social decision-making.

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


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    PHL 321 - Philosophy of Art

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: One course in philosophy. An examination of art and aesthetic experience, including personal, social and political significance. Issues explored may include artistic concepts pertaining to form and content, representation and expression, meaning and truth, critical interpretation and evaluation


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    PHL 331 - Philosophy of Religion

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: One course in philosophy. An examination of the relations between various philosophical systems and historical religions; theories of faith and knowledge, including a discussion of proofs for the existence of God.


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    PHL 332 - Symbolic Logic

    [3 credit(s)]
    A course in elementary symbolic (or mathematical) logic, including propositional (or sentential) logic, and predicate logic (or quantification theory). Required for philosophy majors.


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    PHL 341 - Philosophy of Law

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: One course in philosophy. The meaning and role of law in human life and contemporary society, with reference to social and political problems.


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    PHL 353 - Philosophy of Feminism

    [3 credit(s)]
    An examination of classical and contemporary views on the nature of woman; the variety of response within the feminist movement to the situation of women in modern society; emphasis is placed on discovery of underlying philosophical presuppositions concerning human nature, human good, equality, masculinity, and femininity. Discussion of these underlying philosophical presuppositions will likely include critiques of canonical views and alternate theories developed by feminist philosophers.

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


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    PHL 361 - 20th Century Continental Philosophy

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: One course in philosophy. An examination of some of the key movements in recent continental thought. Typical readings may include selections from the works of Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Merleau-Ponty, Foucault, Gadamer, Levinas.


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    PHL 362 - American Philosophy

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: One course in philosophy. An examination of the thought of American philosophers, including Peirce, James, and Dewey.


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    PHL 363 - 19th Century Thought

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: One course in philosophy. This course is a survey of competing 19th-century world views and methodologies. Excerpts from the works of philosophers such as Mill, Hegel, Schopenhauer, and Nietzsche will be examined, and the relevance of their views to 20th-century philosophy will be explored.


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    PHL 377 - Philosophy and Language

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: One course in philosophy. An examination of the philosophical origins of traditional grammar and of transformational grammar; pertinent insights by thinkers, including Aristotle, Descartes, Locke, Hume, Wittgenstein, Chomsky, and Katz; special attention to the tenability of claims made by transformational grammarians from the viewpoint of philosophical consistency.


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    PHL 432 - 20th Century Philosophy: The Analytic Tradition

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: PHL 131 plus another Philosophy course numbered higher than 260. Study of the development of analytic philosophy in the 20th century. Typical readings may include selections from the works of Frege, Moore, Russell, Wittgenstein, Ayer, Austin, Quine, Putnam, Kripke, and Davidson.


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    PHL 440 - Moral Reasoning and Bioethics

    [3 credit(s)]
    An examination of ethical systems and forms of argumentation as they bear upon case studies in bioethics. Dominant ethical theories will be studied and critiqued, especially from the standpoint of application. Reasoning at the levels of principles, rules, and particular judgments will be distinguished; and the relevance of institutional practices, roles, and particular circumstances will be analyzed. This course is typically offered online.

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


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    PHL 441 - Clinical Issues in Bioethics

    [3 credit(s)]
    The course will focus on moral problems which arise in the day-to-day practice of health-care professionals, administrators, and researchers within the framework of existing institutions, social policies, and laws. It will include readings on controversial moral issues in clinical ethics and apply forms and strategies of moral reasoning to selected cases. This course is typically offered online.


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    PHL 442 - Policy Issues in Bioethics

    [3 credit(s)]
    Policy issues in bioethics reviews the role of governments in developing and implementing health-care policies. Readings and discussion will cover such topics as surrogacy, transplantation, problems of financing, the allocation of resources, and experimentation. This course is typically offered online.


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    PHL 443 - Bioethics and the Law

    [3 credit(s)]
    Students will learn rudimentary legal research skills, the structure of the American legal system, and constitutional foundations of health-care law as applied to some classical and contemporary legal issues which may include death and dying, transplantation, genetic and reproductive law, human subjects research, and employee testing for drug use. This course is typically offered online.

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    PHL 446 - Ethics of Human Reproduction

    [3 credit(s)]
    This course explores some of the issues surrounding human reproduction including abortion, contraception, the medicalization of birth, the autonomy of pregnant women, and a variety of issues surrounding assisted reproductive technologies. An overview of the main controversies related to these topics, as well as more in-depth analysis of specific controversies, is provided. Students develop skills to analyze these ethical issues and effectively articulate their own position. No prerequisites. This course is typically offered online.


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    PHL 451 - Social and Political Philosophy

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: One course in philosophy or permission of the instructor. The logic of social and political institutions. A philosophical examination of the nature of justice, equality, liberty, rights and political obligation. Philosophers studied may include historical figures such as Plato, Hobbes, Locke, Hurne, Kant, Marx and Mill as well as contemporary theorists such as Rawls, Dworkin Okin and Young.

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


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    PHL 481 - Metaphysics

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Two courses in philosophy, at least one of which must be numbered higher than 260. An examination of the problems concerning the nature of reality.


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    PHL 491 - Senior Seminar in Philosophy

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Open only to students who have taken 20 or more hours of philosophy in previous semesters including at least two courses higher than 260, or by permission of instructor. Topic will vary. Course focuses on building analytical, research and writing skills in philosophy. Required for Philosophy majors. This course is repeatable for a total of six credit hours. Satisfies the capstone requirement for Philosophy.

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    PHL 496 - Research in Philosophy

    [4 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Application for permission to register for PHL 496 must be submitted to department chairperson or representative during the semester prior to the enrollment in the course. Course is closed to freshmen and non degree student. Exhaustive research on a philosophic problem to assist the student in attaining proficiency in independent research. May be repeated for credit.


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Physical Education

  
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    PE 130 - Introduction to Basic Physical Conditioning

    [1 credit(s)]
    Requires Instructor Approval to register. Introduction to the basics of physical conditioning and its benefits. Modeled on the U.S. Army method of increasingly challenging exercises to build aerobic skills and endurance leading to enhanced physical fitness. Principal aspects of stretching, conditioning, and recovery. Also,cardiovascular and respiratory fitness, weight control, and stress control.


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Physical Education-Profes

  
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    PED 200 - Foundations Of Sport, Exercise, & Movement

    [2 credit(s)]
    Examination of the disciplines, professions, and careers relating to physical education and sport, including the historical perspective, as well as current issues and problems that influence philosophical, psychological, and physiological aspects of sport and activity participation.


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    PED 205 - Introduction To Sports Management & Exercise Science

    [3 credit(s)]
    Provides an overview of the sport management and exercise science disciplines and related organizations. Acquaints students with job and networking opportunities in the profession


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    PED 210 - Archery & Golf

    [1 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Fundamental skill in each sport covered is required. Persons lacking such skills may attain this skill level by taking the PES equivalent, if available, to develop basic skill proficiency. Development of intermediate skills and knowledge of rules, skill techniques, and strategies of the game. The student will be exposed to a variety of teaching strategies, styles, and learning environments. The course includes a lab teaching opportunity.


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    PED 211 - Badminton & Tennis

    [1 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Fundamental skill in each sport covered is required. Persons lacking such skills may attain this skill level by taking the PES equivalent, if available, to develop basic skill proficiency. Development of intermediate skills and knowledge of rules, skill techniques, and strategies of the game. The student will be exposed to a variety of teaching strategies, styles, and learning environments. The course includes a lab teaching opportunity.


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    PED 212 - Bowling,Table Tennis,Orienteering,Boccie Ball, & Croquet

    [1 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Fundamental skill in each sport covered is required. Persons lacking such skills may attain this skill level by taking the PES equivalent, if available, to develop basic skill proficiency. Development of intermediate skills and knowledge of rules, skill techniques, and strategies of the game. The student will be exposed to a variety of teaching strategies, styles, and learning environments. The course includes a lab teaching opportunity.


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    PED 213 - Aerobics/Track & Field

    [1 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Fundamental skill in each sport covered is required. Persons lacking such skills may attain this skill level by taking the PES equivalent, if available, to develop basic skill proficiency. Development of intermediate skills and knowledge of rules, skill techniques, and strategies of the game. The student will be exposed to a variety of teaching strategies, styles, and learning environments. The course includes a lab teaching opportunity.


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    PED 215 - Lacrosse, Field Hockey, & Touch Football

    [1 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Fundamental skill in each sport covered is required. Persons lacking such skills may attain this skill level by taking the PES equivalent, if available, to develop basic skill proficiency. Development of intermediate skills and knowledge or rules, skill techniques, and strategies of each game or sport. The student will be exposed to a variety of teaching strategies, styles, and learning environments. The course includes a lab teaching opportunity.


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    PED 216 - Pickleball,Racquetball,Team Handball,Broomball, & Floor Hockey

    [1 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Fundamental skill in each sport covered is required. Persons lacking such skills may attain this skill level by taking the PES equivalent, if available, to develop basic skill proficiency. Development of intermediate skills and knowledge or rules, skill techniques, and strategies of each game or sport. The student will be exposed to a variety of teaching strategies, styles, and learning environments. The course includes a lab teaching opportunity.


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    PED 217 - Softball & Basketball

    [1 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Fundamental skill in each sport covered is required. Persons lacking such skills may attain this skill level by taking the PES equivalent, if available, to develop basic skill proficiency. Development of intermediate skills and knowledge or rules, skill techniques, and strategies of each game or sport. The student will be exposed to a variety of teaching strategies, styles, and learning environments. The course includes a lab teaching opportunity.


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    PED 218 - Volleyball & Soccer

    [1 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Fundamental skill in each sport covered is required. Persons lacking such skills may attain this skill level by taking the PES equivalent, if available, to develop basic skill proficiency. Development of intermediate skills and knowledge or rules, skill techniques, and strategies of each game or sport. The student will be exposed to a variety of teaching strategies, styles, and learning environments. The course includes a lab teaching opportunity.


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    PED 221 - In-Line Skating & Cycling

    [1 credit(s)]
    Courses in this block of study are designed to expose the student to the various adventure education-type sport activities. Emphasis will be on the development of sport-specific basic skills and knowledge related to each of the sport activities.


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    PED 222 - Rock Climbing & Backpacking

    [1 credit(s)]
    Courses in this block of study are designed to expose the student to the various adventure education-type sport activities. Emphasis will be on the development of sport-specific basic skills and knowledge related to each of the sport activities.


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    PED 225 - Movement, Tumbling & Apparatus

    [2 credit(s)]
    The student will have the opportunity to develop the fundamental skills necessary for tumbling activities, pyramid building, couple stunts, and select pieces of apparatus work. The student will be exposed to a variety of teaching strategies, styles, and learning environments. The course includes a lab teaching opportunity. Attention will be paid to safety, skill analysis, class management, and assessment.


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    PED 226 - Swimming

    [1 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Red Cross Level 4, Learn to Swim Proficiency. Analysis of aquatic skills, methods and strategies of instruction, progressions, classroom management in aquatic settings, and evaluation.


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    PED 227 - Aerobic Instructor Training

    [1 credit(s)]
    Development of skills and knowledge necessary to create and instruct safe and effective aerobic dance classes.


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    PED 240 - Adventure Sports

    [2 credit(s)]
    This course is open to all CSU students but specifically designed for the K-12 physical educator or activity specialist in recreation or corporate fitness. The Course consists of a series of activities including: hiking and backpacking, camping, mountain biking, and kayaking. The entire class will be taught outdoors and on a variety of outdoor locations. Participants should expect to meet on location at 8:00 am on each of the designed Saturday mornings. Course is intended to introduce participants to basic skills and practices in backpacking, mountain biking and kayaking. Overnight camping skills will be learned and practiced each weekend. No experience is necessary.


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    PED 285 - Adapted Aquatics

    [2 credit(s)]
    Instruction leading to Red Cross adapted aquatics certification. Emphasis on instructing adapted physical education through the medium of water; methods of organizing, administering, and implementing a program for the handicapped.


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    PED 301 - Early Childhood/Middle Childhood Physical Education

    [3 credit(s)]
    The course will include movement and skill concepts necessary to successfully implement and teach in the preK-6 setting. Major emphasis will be given to developmentally appropriate games, sports, and activities for each grade. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to practice skills and activities learned both in lab and field settings. Attention will be given to the organization, management, and assessment of students in this age group. A wide variety of teaching strategies, styles, and learning environments will be explored and practiced.


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    PED 302 - Middle Childhood/Adolescent-Young Adult Physical Education

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: PED 301. Development of teaching strategies and styles necessary for the implementation of team, individual, and contemporary (requiring minimum skill acquisition for success) activities from 6th grade through adulthood. Emphasis will be placed on practical teaching concerns, such as skills needed for class control and activity adaptation for special populations as well as sensitivity to the diversity in our classrooms. Special attention will be given to the full inclusion of all children regardless of physical skill, physical or mental disabilities, or environmental limitations of facilities. Course includes a lab assignment which will provide the student with an opportunity to practice teaching in a PES activity course.


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    PED 315 - Group Exercise Instruction

    [3 credit(s)]
    Course focuses on instructional methods for safe and effective group exercise programs using a variety of formats. Field experiences (14 hours) in critiquing and teaching group exercise classes is required. This course is designed to prepare students for the Group Exercise Instructor certification through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).


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    PED 316 - Health And Physical Education For Classroom Teachers

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: HED 210 or equivalent. Introduction to creative and innovative methods needed to implement and integrate school health and physical education by classroom teachers. Topics are community resources, content, curricula, technology, and teaching strategies. Includes an outside service learning experience.


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    PED 322 - Kinesiology

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: BIO 266, BIO 267. Study of the scientific basis of human movement and the implements used in activity. The biomechanics of physical activity is reviewed and movement is analyzed. The musculoskeletal system is studied and application is made to posture, locomotion, and selected physical-activity skills. The application of biomechanics and anatomy is emphasized during instructional activities and laboratories.


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    PED 324 - Physical Fitness

    [2 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: BIO 268, BIO 269; must have at least sophomore standing, and a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher, to be eligible for this course; PED 325 must be taken concurrently. Designed for the evaluation and development of personal physical fitness. Hands-on fitness evaluation and exercise prescription for the healthy and cardiac patient are discussed with emphasis on risk factor reduction. This course must be taken with PED 325 and is designed for physical-education majors only.


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    PED 325 - Physiology Of Exercise

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: BIO 268, BIO 269. Study of the physiological function during physical activity and the effects of exercise-training programs. The functional basis for physical activity and fitness, including metabolic energy sources, cardiorespiratory function, muscle contraction, temperature regulation, and gender comparisons are studied. Laboratory activities focus on the application and measurement of physiological function during exercise. This course must be taken with PED 324 and is designed for physical education majors only.


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    PED 328 - Legal & Administrative Aspects of Physical Education

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: 2.5 GPA or higher; course is not open to Project 60. Provides an overview of legal/administrative aspects of physical education and sport including negligence, intentional torts, contracts, Americans with Disabilities Act (IDEA) and appropriate components of the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Administration will include not-for-profit business organizations and the role of the school/facility in finance and planning.


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    PED 330 - Motor Learning & Development

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite Must have at least sophomore standing, and a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher, to be eligible for this course. Introductory course in motor learning and motor development; emphasis on utilizing basic knowledge of the developmental and learning processes for more effective understanding as to why and how children and adults learn and perform motor skills.


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