Aug 20, 2018  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


Course Description Notes

Northern Kentucky University has established abbreviations for its various disciplines. These abbreviations, which are printed next to the name of each discipline in the following course descriptions, should be used in preparing course schedules and at other times when referring to specific courses.

Following course titles in parenthesis is the number of semester hours of credit in the course. Listed below the course title are the number of classroom and lab/studio hours in the course, course prerequisites and co-requisites, and the semesters in which the course is taught.

Many courses satisfy NKU general education requirements under guidelines of the Kentucky Transfer Policy. If a particular course is approved for general education credit, a two-letter general education category designation follows the course title. The category for which the course is approved is listed in full beneath the course description. The general education category designations are:

OC – Oral Communication
WC – Written Communication
AH – Arts and Humanities
QR – Quantitative Reasoning
NS – Natural Sciences
SB – Social and Behavioral Sciences

Please refer to the General Education section of this catalog for complete information.

The university reserves the right to withdraw or modify courses of instruction at any time.

 

Other Courses

  
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    SCI 393 STEM Ambassadors (0-1 credit)

    Hours: 1 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of first year coursework within a STEM major, 3.0 GPA or higher within a major, and consent of instructor.
    Taught: Fall and spring
    Develop your skills as a leader in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) through topics on personal and professional growth. Students participate in leading weekly Peer-Learning sessions as well as multiple STEM events designed to foster community within STEM and provide growth opportunities for  STEM Ambassadors.
    Repeatable: Yes
    If Repeatable, Max. Credits: 6


Accounting

  
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    ACC 150 An Overview of Accounting (3 Credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Introduction to financial information generated by typical business organizations, with special emphasis on the use and interpretation of this information in managerial and financial decisions making processes by entrepreneurs. May not be substituted for ACC 200 .
    Repeatable: No
  
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    ACC 200 Principles of Accounting I-Financial (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing; completion of one college level mathematics course; completion of computer competence requirement as determined by student’s major, or completion of BIS 101  or INF 101.
    Co-requisite(s): ACC 200L .
    Measurement of business transactions through the accounting cycle and communication of results to external parties through the preparation of the income statement, statement of shareholders’ equity, balance sheet, and the statement of cash flows. Financial statement analysis as well as GAAP based measurement (valuation) of cash, receivables, inventory, long-term assets, current and long-term liabilities, stockholders’ equity.
    Repeatable: No
  
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    ACC 200L Financial Accounting Lab (1 credit)

    Hours: 0 classroom + 1 lab/studio
    Co-requisite(s): ACC 200 .
    Taught: Fall and spring
    Lab to accompany ACC 200, including an Excel project.
    Repeatable: No
  
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    ACC 201 Principles of Accounting II-Managerial (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): ACC 200  and sophomore standing.
    Taught: Fall, spring, and summer
    Management’s use of accounting information for decision making and planning. Introduction to management accounting terms and concepts. Elements of product costing; assessment of various costing systems such as actual, normal, and standard costing, and variable versus absorption costing. Various topics such as outsourcing decisions, maximizing constraints, cost-volume-profit analysis, cost function estimation, activity-based costing, and management’s preparation and use of budgets and analysis of variances.
    Repeatable: No
  
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    ACC 202 Accounting Laboratory (1 credit)

    Hours: 1 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing and completion of a college-level mathematics course and ACC 200  with a C or better.
    Taught: Fall and spring
    Practice of technical accounting skills including recordkeeping and financial statement preparation; introduction to the profession.
    Repeatable: No
  
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    ACC 294 Topics: Financial & Managerial Accounting (1-5 credits)

    Hours: 1-5 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Taught: Variable-chck w/dept
    Specialized topics of faculty and student interest. Topics vary and prerequisites may be specified depending on topics. May be taken for up to six hours of elective credit if topics vary.
    Repeatable: Yes
    If Repeatable, Max. Credits: 6

  
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    ACC 300 Intermediate Accounting I (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): ACC 200 , ACC 201 , and ACC 202  with grades of C or better, junior standing.
    Taught: Fall and spring
    Financial accounting theory and practice in determination of income and valuation of assets, liabilities, and equity for external reporting; preparation of financial statements; official pronouncements on generally accepted accounting principles; alternatives to these principles including international accounting standards; accounting cycle; financial assets such as cash, marketable securities, receivables, inventories, and prepayments; long-term assets.
    Repeatable: No
  
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    ACC 301 Intermediate Accounting II (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): ACC 300  with a C or better and junior standing.
    Taught: Fall and spring
    Financial accounting theory and practice in determination of income and valuation of assets, liabilities, and shareholders’ equity for external reporting; official pronouncements on generally accepted accounting principles; alternatives to these principles including international accounting standards; investments, current and noncurrent liabilities, owners’ equity, earnings per share, pensions, income taxes, accounting changes and error corrections, statement of cash flows, and leases.
    Repeatable: No
  
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    ACC 308 Financial Statement Analysis (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): ACC 200  and ACC 201 .
    Taught: Fall and spring
    This course is designed to prepare students to analyze, interpret and use financial statements effectively. This will be accomplished using four steps: (1) analyzing the industry and economic environment in which the firm operates; (2) analyzing recent financial and market performance of the firm using financial statement statements and stock market information; (3) synthesizing this material in a coherent manner; and (4) writing and presenting a report on the financial condition of a company and its prospects to classmates and faculty. Cannot be taken for credit by students with ACC 300  credit.
    Repeatable: No
  
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    ACC 310 Accounting Information Systems (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): C or better in ACC 200 , ACC 201 , ACC 202 ; BIS 380 ; junior standing.
    Taught: Fall and spring
    Study of complex accounting systems including the steps of the accounting cycle from documents through the preparation of financial statements within the revenue, expenditure, conversion, and financial reporting cycles, the importance of internal controls and the impact of technology on the accounting system. The nature of accounting and business ethics as related to collecting, reporting, and auditing accounting data. Open only to students certified as majoring in business or by consent of instructor.
    Repeatable: No
  
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    ACC 320 Tax Planning (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): Junior standing; declared major in any bachelor’s program; ACC 200 , ACC 201  and ACC 300  with grade of C or better and BUS 230 .
    Taught: Fall, spring, and summer
    Impact of income tax on business entities, including corporations, S corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies and sole proprietors; gross income deductions, accounting periods, accounting methods and property transactions.
    Repeatable: No
  
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    ACC 330 Fraud Examination (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): ACC 310  with a grade of C or better.
    Taught: Summer only
    The principles and methodology of fraud detection and deterrence. The course includes such topics as skimming, cash larceny, check tampering, register disbursement schemes, billing schemes, payroll and expense reimbursement schemes, non-cash misappropriation, corruption, accounting principles and fraud, fraudulent financial statements, and interviewing witnesses.
    Repeatable: No
  
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    ACC 350 Management Cost Accounting I (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): Junior standing, STA 205  or STA 212 , C or better in ACC 200 , ACC 201  and ACC 202 .
    Taught: Fall and spring
    Cost accounting concepts, techniques, and procedures relating to financial reporting; decision-making and responsibility accounting to help management plan and control operations.
    Repeatable: No
  
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    ACC 394 Topics: Financial Accounting (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): Junior standing; ACC 200  and ACC 201  with grades of C or better.
    Taught: Variable, check with department
    Specialized topics of faculty and student interest. Topics vary and prerequisites may be specified depending upon topics. May be taken twice for elective credit if topics differ.
    Repeatable: Yes
    If Repeatable, Max. Credits: 6

  
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    ACC 396 Internship: Accounting (1-3 credits)

    Hours: 0 classroom + 3 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of ACC 200  and ACC 201  with grades of C or better.
    Taught: Fall, spring, and summer
    Supervised work experience related to accounting and coordinated by employer in conjunction with a member of accounting faculty. Graded pass/fail.
    Repeatable: Yes
    If Repeatable, Max. Credits: 12

  
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    ACC 400 Auditing (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): ACC 301  and ACC 310  with grades of C or better; junior standing.
    Taught: Fall and spring
    Principles, standards, and procedures in conduct of an audit by CPA; functions and responsibilities; internal control; statistical sampling, audit report; special problems of auditing electronic data-processing systems; account verification; ethics. Open only to students certified as majoring in business or by consent of instructor. Assessment test is given.
    Repeatable: No
  
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    ACC 420 Advanced Tax Planning (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): Junior standing; certified major in business; ACC 320  with grade of C or better.
    Taught: Variable, check with department
    Federal tax consequences of corporate redemptions, liquidations, reorganizations, consolidated tax returns; partnership distributions and terminations; multi jurisdictional considerations, international and multistate taxation; individual tax planning, deferred compensation, retirement planning, estate and gift taxation, succession planning.
    Repeatable: No
  
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    ACC 430 Advanced Accounting (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): ACC 301  with a C or better; junior standing and certified major in business.
    Taught: Variable, check with department
    State and local governments, emphasizing fund accounting concepts, government-wide financial reporting, and the relation between the two reporting practices; not-for-profit entities; foreign operations, with a focus on foreign currency transactions and translation of financial statements for foreign affiliates; segments; interim reporting; partnerships.
    Repeatable: No
  
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    ACC 450 Management Cost Accounting II (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): ACC 350  with a grade of C or better; certified major in business.
    Taught: Variable, check with department
    Continuation of ACC 350 . Application of quantitative techniques (e.g., statistical and O.R. models to managerial problems; behavioral implications of budgetary control systems. Open only to students certified as majoring in business or by consent of instructor.
    Repeatable: No
  
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    ACC 499 Independent Study: Accounting (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): Senior standing and consent of instructor.
    Taught: Variable, check with department
    Independent project or intensive study/research with faculty guidance. Open only to students certified as majoring in business or by consent of instructor.
    Repeatable: No
  
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    ACC 500 Auditing (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): ACC 600.
    Taught: Fall and spring
    Principles, standards, and procedures in conduct of an audit by CPA; functions and responsibilities; internal control; statistical sampling, audit report; special problems of auditing electronic data processing systems; account verification; ethics. Open only to students certified as majoring in business or by consent of instructor. Assessment test is given.
    Repeatable: No
  
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    ACC 520 Tax Planning (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the MACC program, ACC 200  and ACC 201 , or permission of MACC director.
    Taught: Fall, spring, and summer
    Impact of income tax on business entities, including corporations, S corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies and sole proprietors; gross income deductions, accounting periods, accounting methods and property transactions.
    Repeatable: No

Anthropology

  
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    ANT 100 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology - SB (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Taught: Fall, winter, spring and summer
    Definition and nature of culture, its content and structure (e.g., kinship, politics, and religion); basic field methods; emphasis on non- Western cultures.
    Repeatable: No
    General Education Credit: Individual and Society, Global Viewpoints
  
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    ANT 100H Honors Introduction to Cultural Anthropology - SB (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Taught: Spring only
    Definition and nature of culture, its content and structure (e.g., kinship, politics, and religion); basic field methods; emphasis on non-Western cultures.
    Repeatable: No
    General Education Credit: Individual and Society, Global Viewpoints
  
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    ANT 110 Unearthing the Past: World Archaeology - SB (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Taught: Fall and spring
    Change and development of prehistoric cultures from 3 million B.C. to early civilizations; selected Old World and New World cultures. Basic archaeological methods.
    Repeatable: No
    General Education Credit: Individual and Society
  
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    ANT 114 Great Archaeological Sites - AH (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Taught: Summer only
    Great archaeological sites and discoveries around the world and their significance to global heritage.
    Repeatable: No
    General Education Credit: Global Viewpoints
  
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    ANT 194 Topics: Anthropology (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.
    Taught: Variable, check with department
    A newer development in any phase of anthropology. See Schedule of Classes for current topic.
    Repeatable: Yes
    If Repeatable, Max. Credits: 9

  
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    ANT 201 World Cultures - SB (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Taught: Fall and spring
    Survey of world cultures, primarily non-literate, using various anthropological approaches; development from simple to more complex cultural systems.
    Repeatable: No
    General Education Credit: Cultural Pluralism
  
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    ANT 202 Biological Anthropology (4 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 1 lab/studio
    Taught: Variable, check with department
    Human genetics, primate behavior, humankind as biological organisms, relation of humans to culture, human evolution.
    Repeatable: No
  
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    ANT 210 Introduction to Archaeological Methods and Theory (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Taught: Variable, check with department
    Methods of archaeological excavation and analysis; how archaeologists interpret excavated material and reconstruct prehistoric ways of life.
    Repeatable: No
  
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    ANT 230 North American Indians - SB (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Taught: Variable, check with department
    Origin; traditional ways of life; current position in American society.
    Repeatable: No
    General Education Credit: Cultural Pluralism
  
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    ANT 231 Modern American Indians - SB (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Taught: Variable, check with department
    Current problems faced by Indian populations in North America; history of Indian-white and Indian-black relations; relations to federal government.
    Repeatable: No
    General Education Credit: Cultural Pluralism
  
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    ANT 245 Peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean - SB (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Taught: Variable, check with department
    Contemporary cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean; problems of contact, colonization, acculturation, development of the area cultural tradition, and contemporary urbanization.
    Repeatable: No
    General Education Credit: Cultural Pluralism
  
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    ANT 270 Native Australia and Oceania - SB (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Taught: Variable, check with department
    Origin; traditional ways of life of native peoples of Australia, Polynesia, Micronesia, and Melanesia; modern conditions.
    Repeatable: No
    General Education Credit: Cultural Pluralism
  
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    ANT 275 Language and Culture (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Taught: Variable, check with department
    Methods and case studies in anthropological linguistics; relationship between language and culture; language structure.
    Repeatable: No
  
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    ANT 299 Independent Study in Anthropology (1-6 credits)

    Hours: 0 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Taught: Variable, check with department
    Specialized aspect or topic in anthropology chosen by student and appropriate faculty member for study.
    Repeatable: Yes
    If Repeatable, Max. Credits: 12

  
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    ANT 307 Museum Methods (3 credits)

    Hours: 2 classroom + 2 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing or consent of instructor.
    Taught: Variable, check with department
    Actual work experience in museums, stressing an anthropological and research orientation; history of museums and their role in the development of anthropology.
    Repeatable: No
  
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    ANT 308 Cultural Resource Management (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing or consent of instructor.
    Taught: Variable, check with department
    Practical, ethical, and legal issues surrounding the preservation of prehistoric and historic cultural resources on the local, state and national level. How to locate projects, make proposals and conduct CRM surveys; writing, submitting and reviewing reports; maintaining good community relations.
    Repeatable: No
  
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    ANT 309 Peoples of Africa (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing or consent of instructor.
    Taught: Variable, check with department
    Survey and cross-cultural comparisons of the peoples of Sub-Saharan Africa. Emphasis on the impacts of colonialism, ecological adaptation, social and family life, as well as contemporary issues in Africa society.
    Repeatable: No
  
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    ANT 311 Museums in Contemporary Society (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing or consent of instructor.
    Taught: Variable, check with department
    A broad prospective on museum issues and practices. Readings, discussion, and written assignments will explore the historical, theoretical, and political dimensions of museums in contemporary societies. Students will evaluate virtual exhibits, study major museum and exhibit controversies, and examine debates on the politics of memory, context, and visual display.
    Repeatable: No
  
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    ANT 312 Social Organization (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing or consent of instructor.
    Taught: Variable, check with department
    Study of “primitive,” peasant, and urban social organization; associations based on kinship, ethnic affiliation, age, and gender.
    Repeatable: No
  
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    ANT 315 Archaeological Excavation Methods (3-4 credits)

    Hours: 0 classroom + 6 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing or consent of instructor.
    Taught: Summer only
    Archaeological excavation methods; excavation at an archaeological site; excavation, recording, mapping, analysis. Summer. Three semester hours if taught during intersession; 4, if taught during 5 week session.
    Repeatable: No
  
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    ANT 318 Prehistoric Ecology (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing or consent of instructor.
    Taught: Variable, check with department
    This course examines human adaptations to local environments from prehistory to early civilizations from an anthropological and archaeological perspective; examines environmental issues using case studies including hunter-gather societies and early farmers, to early civilizations and urbanization.
    Repeatable: No
  
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    ANT 320 Religion and Culture (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing or consent of instructor.
    Taught: Variable, check with department
    Anthropological approaches to the study of religion, religious beliefs, and practices of selected non-western and western cultures.
    Repeatable: No
  
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    ANT 321 Medical Anthropology (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing or consent of instructor.
    Taught: Variable, check with department
    Examines the meanings of illness, healing, and the body in cross-cultural and global terms. Topics include the social organization of medical care, varieties of explanations for disease, and political dimensions of health inequalities. Emphasis is laid on the application of anthropological findings to medical care.
    Repeatable: No
  
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    ANT 322 Health and Disease in Past Societies (3 Credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing.
    Taught: Variable-chck w/dept
    A survey of health and disease from the Paleolithic to the more recent past, which examines health and disease in past societies from an anthropological and archaeological perspective including the content and meaning of local societal perspectives on these issues.
    Repeatable: No
  
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    ANT 325 Applied Anthropology (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing or consent of instructor.
    Taught: Variable, check with department
    Practical uses to which anthropological methods and theory can be put towards solving contemporary social and cultural problems through research, policy development, and administration. Students will examine cross-cultural case studies from specialties within applied anthropology and complete a career-oriented research project.
    Repeatable: No
  
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    ANT 328 Contemporary Issues in Anthropology (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing or consent of instructor.
    Taught: Variable, check with department
    Contemporary issues in anthropology through cross-cultural and four-field approaches.
    Repeatable: No
  
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    ANT 330 Women, Gender, and Culture (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing or consent of instructor.
    Taught: Variable, check with department
    Examines the position of women in various cultures around the world: considers women’s roles in local and world subsistence, economic, political, family, religious, and other institutions; examines the cultural construction of gender; seeks explanations for women’s low status and women’s struggle against loss of power.
    Repeatable: No
  
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    ANT 331 Women in Prehistory (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing or consent of instructor.
    Taught: Variable, check with department
    This course provides a broad prospective on issues, methodologies, and the current debates focusing on the study of women in prehistory. Roles of women in several early cultures and societies to early civilizations will be addressed; examples include people in the Paleolithic to women in Mesopotamia, Mesoamerica, Egypt, and China, among others.
    Repeatable: No
  
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    ANT 333 Paleoanthropology Laboratory (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): ANT 202  or BIO 151 .
    Taught: Spring only-odd years
    Survey of the major stages of human evolution. Using fossil casts and other sources we explore the current information available and examine the morphological data. We will discuss recent primary literature pertaining to human evolution and learn how to critically evaluate the data to form evidence-based conclusions.
    Repeatable: No
  
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    ANT 334 Behavioral Field Methods (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing or higher.
    Taught: Fall only-odd years
    This is an experiential course in which students learn how to collect quantitative behavioral data using direct observation in the field.  Students will use the scientific method and generate their own research proposal.
    Repeatable: No
  
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    ANT 336 Historical Archaeology (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing or consent of instructor.
    Taught: Variable, check with department
    Provides an overview of Historical Archaeology as a developing and changing discipline, as practiced in the United States. Includes research on diverse minority groups, cemeteries, landscape, industrial, and urban archaeology, and studies the influences of European settlement on the Americas.
    Repeatable: No
  
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    ANT 340 Ethnographic Methods and Research (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing or consent of instructor.
    Taught: Variable, check with department
    Introduction to principles of ethnographic research; readings; design and conduct of an individual ethnographic field research project to be conducted and completed during the semester.
    Repeatable: No
  
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    ANT 342 Quantitative Methods in Anthropology (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 2 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing or consent of instructor.
    Taught: Variable, check with department
    Theoretical foundations and methods used to conduct quantitative analysis in anthropology. This course includes a laboratory component where students practice methods learned in lecture. Topics include: research design, ethics, human subjects protection, research design sampling, GIS/Mapping, interviewing, questionnaires, and computer aided data analysis.
    Repeatable: No
  
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    ANT 345 Environmental Anthropology (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing or consent of instructor.
    Taught: Variable, check with department
    Sociocultural patterns of human environmental interaction, applied research on and policy solutions to environmental problems in the western and non-western worlds.
    Repeatable: No
  
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    ANT 347 Primate Behavioral Ecology (3 Credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Taught: Variable-chck w/dept
    Examines topics and issues in primate behavioral ecology from a comparative and evolutionary perspective. This includes primate taxonomy, behavior of living primates, habitat use and ecology, and theoretical and empirical models of how these factors interact in living primate systems. Students will conduct original zoo research on primates.
    Repeatable: No
  
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    ANT 348 Primate Sexuality (3 Credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): ANT 202  or BIO 151  or consent of instructor.
    Taught: Variable-check w/dept
    Primate reproduction, mating systems, and sexuality from a comparative and evolutionary perspective. We will review hormonal, genetic, morphological, and behavioral adaptations and correlates of sex and reproduction in the primate lineage. Human sexuality will be discussed within the broad evolutionary context of the primate order.
    Repeatable: No
  
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    ANT 350 North American Archaeology (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing or consent of instructor.
    Taught: Variable, check with department
    Prehistoric cultures and cultural developments in the United States and Canada from the first settlement to late prehistoric times; regional cultural developments.
    Repeatable: No
  
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    ANT 352 Archaeology of Mesoamerica (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing or consent of instructor.
    Taught: Variable, check with department
    Major pre-Colombian cultures of Mexico and Central America from earliest times until the Spanish conquest (Aztecs, Mayas, etc.); rise of towns, ceremonial centers, cities, states, and empires; development and elaboration of area and regional cultural traditions; selected problems in Mesoamerican prehistory.
    Repeatable: No
  
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    ANT 355 Archaeology Laboratory Analysis (3 credits)

    Hours: 2 classroom + 2 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing or consent of instructor.
    Taught: Variable, check with department
    Follow-up study of excavated materials; artifact description, measurement, and analysis by students.
    Repeatable: No
  
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    ANT 358 Art and Culture (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing or consent of instructor.
    Taught: Variable, check with department
    Functions of the arts in culture and relationship of art to other aspects of culture; arts of Pacific, African, native North American, and other cultures.
    Repeatable: No
  
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    ANT 360 Mesoamerican Indians (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing or consent of instructor.
    Taught: Variable, check with department
    Aboriginal cultures of Middle America; economic, social, political, and religious aspects of traditional and contemporary Aztec, Maya, and other Mesoamerican Indian cultures.
    Repeatable: No
  
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    ANT 365 Ethnographic Field Methods (4 credits)

    Hours: 4 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.
    Taught: Summer only
    Cross-cultural field training in ethnographic field methods, qualitative data analysis, and ethnographic report-writing.
    Repeatable: No
  
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    ANT 370 Celtic Europe (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing or consent of instructor.
    Taught: Variable, check with department
    Ethnographic examination of Celtic Europe. Brief look at Pre-Celtic Europe followed by appearance of Celts, earliest written descriptions of Keltoi, invasion of the insular Celts, linguistic differences between Celts. Description of Celtic culture from written and folkloristic sources, and modern ethnographies leads into Celtic influence in modern global economy.
    Repeatable: No
  
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    ANT 371 Psychological Anthropology (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing or consent of instructor.
    Taught: Variable, check with department
    Insight is gained into nonwestern mental processes, how syncretistic religions can act as transcultural psychiatric therapy, and why western psychiatric diagnoses may not apply to people in other cultures. The student is to develop an understanding of the historical development of a theoretical orientation.
    Repeatable: No
  
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    ANT 372 Peasant Societies (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing or consent of instructor.
    Taught: Variable, check with department
    Peasants in the anthropological sense are poor subsistence cultivators. They are a major component of the global population and major contributors to global economics. The student will gain some insight into non-western, non-mechanized farming, and why modern industrial economics may not apply to peasant cultivators.
    Repeatable: No
  
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    ANT 375 Anthropology of Aging (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing or consent of instructor.
    Taught: Variable, check with department
    This is a course in aging. Aging begins at the moment of birth. It is addressed cross culturally and is examined theoretically, historically, ritually, and autobiographically. The student will learn the life history method first hand.
    Repeatable: No
  
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    ANT 376 Irish Society Through Film (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing or consent of instructor.
    Taught: Summer only
    Insight into Irish society through the use of cinematic self images on film and television. Topics include Irish independence, mid-century rural images that parallel those of classic ethnographies, and how different modern Irish life is from American impressions of it. Does not count towards the anthropology major or minor.
    Repeatable: No
  
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    ANT 380 Origins of Civilization (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing or consent of instructor.
    Taught: Variable, check with department
    The six major early civilizations: Mesopotamia, Egypt, Indus Valley, China, Mesoamerica, and Peru; archaeological background of the development of early civilization; various theories on the development of civilization.
    Repeatable: No
  
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    ANT 381 European Archaeology (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing or consent of instructor.
    Taught: Variable, check with department
    This course examines human settlement and adaptations in Europe from prehistory beginning in the Paleolithic to the Roman Conquest from an archaeological perspective; introducing students to the archaeological evidence for increasing social complexity and the development of complex societies within the region. We will explore the content and meaning of the development of complex societies in the region, and gain some new understanding of our own society and today’s world as a result.
    Repeatable: No
  
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    ANT 382 Visual Anthropology (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing or consent of instructor.
    Taught: Variable, check with department
    Provides an introduction to anthropological theories of visual communication and contemporary methods of evaluating, producing and displaying visual representations of culture.
    Repeatable: No
  
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    ANT 385 Peoples of East and Southeast Asia (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing or consent of instructor.
    Taught: Variable, check with department
    This course provides an anthropological overview of East and Southeast Asia from prehistory to the present; examines issues in this region including ethnicity and traditional ways of life, acculturation, conflict, impact of globalization and industrialization, and Asian Diasporas.
    Repeatable: No
  
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    ANT 386 Economy, Wealth and Culture (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing or consent of instructor.
    Taught: Variable, check with department
    Explores cultural methods for producing, distributing, consuming, and exchanging goods and services. Emphasis is laid on moral and political debates over the accumulation and distribution of wealth.
    Repeatable: No
  
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    ANT 392 Research: Archaeology (1-6 credits)

    Hours: 1-6 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.
    Taught: Variable, check with department
    Student investigation of selected archaeological topics chosen in consultation with instructor.
    Repeatable: Yes
    If Repeatable, Max. Credits: No Limit

  
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    ANT 394 Topics: Anthropology (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing or consent of instructor.
    Taught: Variable, check with department
    A newer development in any phase of anthropology. See Schedule of Classes for current topic and prerequisites.
    Repeatable: Yes
    If Repeatable, Max. Credits: 12

  
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    ANT 396 Museum Internship (3-6 credits)

    Hours: 0 classroom + 3-6 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.
    Taught: Variable, check with department
    Supervised work experience in a museum setting.
    Repeatable: Yes
    If Repeatable, Max. Credits: 6

  
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    ANT 401 Anthropological Theory (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or consent of instructor.
    Taught: Variable, check with department
    Development of the discipline; major theoretical and anthropological contributions.
    Repeatable: No
  
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    ANT 480 Anthropology Capstone (0 credits)

    Hours: 0 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.
    Taught: Fall and spring
    Assessment testing, resume and reflective essays. To be taken in the anthropology major’s last semester.
    Repeatable: Yes
    If Repeatable, Max. Credits: 0.5

  
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    ANT 499 Independent Study in Anthropology (1-6 credits)

    Hours: 1-6 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): Junior or senior standing.
    Taught: Variable, check with department
    Specialized aspect or topic in anthropology chosen by student and appropriate faculty member for study.
    Repeatable: Yes
    If Repeatable, Max. Credits: No Limit

  
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    ANT 515 Advanced Archaeological Excavation Methods (3 credits)

    Hours: 0 classroom + 6 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): ANT 315 .
    Taught: Summer only
    Further experience in excavation, recording, mapping; excavation at an archaeological site. Summer. Three semester hours if taught during intersession; 4 if taught during 5-week session.
    Repeatable: No
  
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    ANT 565 Advanced Ethnographic Field Methods (4 credits)

    Hours: 4 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): ANT 365 .
    Taught: Summer only
    Cross-cultural field training in advanced ethnographic field methods, qualitative data analysis, and ethnographic report writing.
    Repeatable: No
  
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    ANT 594 Topics: Anthropology (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.
    Taught: Variable, check with department
    A special topic in any area of anthropology. For graduate students and advanced undergraduates. Repeatable up to 12 semester hours when topics vary.
    Repeatable: Yes
    If Repeatable, Max. Credits: 12

  
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    ANT 599 Independent Study (1-6 credits)

    Hours: 1-6 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Taught: Variable, check with department
    Specialized topic in anthropology chosen by student and appropriate faculty member for study.
    Repeatable: Yes
    If Repeatable, Max. Credits: 12


Arabic

  
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    ARI 101 Elementary Arabic I - AH (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Taught: Fall only
    Fundamentals; introduction to the Arabic alphabet and culture; development of skills in grammar, pronunciation, conversation, and reading.
    Repeatable: No
    General Education Credit: Culture and Creativity
  
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    ARI 102 Elementary Arabic II (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Taught: Spring only
    Continuation of ARI 101 .
    Repeatable: No
  
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    ARI 201 Intermediate Arabic I (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): ARI 102  or equivalent.
    Taught: Variable, check with department
    Review and extension of basic language skills learned in ARI 101 ; reading and discussion of cultural, linguistic, and literary subjects.
    Repeatable: No
  
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    ARI 202 Intermediate Arabic II (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): ARI 201 .
    Taught: Variable, check with department
    Continuation of grammar review and enhancement of language skills begun in ARI 201 ; consideration of cultural and literary subjects as well.
    Repeatable: No
  
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    ARI 299 Independent Study: Arabic (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): ARI 101  and ARI 102 .
    Taught: Fall and spring
    Intermediate level practice in Arabic language.
    Repeatable: Yes
    If Repeatable, Max. Credits: 6

  
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    ARI 350 Methods of Teaching Arabic (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): ARI 202  or equivalent.
    Taught: Variable, check with department
    Theoretical and practical considerations of teaching Arabic in American schools; required of all students seeking teaching certification in Arabic.
    Repeatable: No
  
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    ARI 380 Topics in Advanced Arabic (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): ARI 202  or equivalent.
    Taught: Variable, check with department
    Advanced study of Arabic language, literature and culture. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.
    Repeatable: Yes
    If Repeatable, Max. Credits: 15

  
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    ARI 520 Readings in Arabic (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): ARI 380  or equivalent.
    Taught: Variable, check with department
    Various literary, linguistic, cultural, and pedagogical topics. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.
    Repeatable: Yes
    If Repeatable, Max. Credits: 15


Astronomy

  
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    AST 110 Solar System Astronomy with Laboratory - SL (4 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 2 lab/studio
    Taught: Fall, spring, and summer
    Integrated lecture and laboratory; survey of the solar system with emphasis on application of scientific method; current thought on structure, dynamics, origin, and evolution of sun and planets; laboratory activities on observational techniques and astrophysical problems. Knowledge of elementary algebra is helpful.
    Repeatable: No
    General Education Credit: Natural Science
  
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    AST 115 Stars, Galaxies, and Cosmology with Laboratory - SL (4 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 2 lab/studio
    Taught: Fall, spring, and summer
    Integrated lecture and laboratory; structure, dynamics, origin, and evolution of stars, galaxies, and the universe within a framework of scientific methodology; laboratory activities on observational techniques and astrophysical processes. Knowledge of elementary algebra is helpful.
    Repeatable: No
    General Education Credit: Natural Science
  
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    AST 210 Backyard Astronomy (3 credits)

    Hours: 2 classroom + 2 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): MAHD 099 , AST 110  or AST 115 .
    Taught: Variable, check with department
    Introduction to observational astronomy, including naked-eye observing, observing with binoculars, and telescopic observing. Topics such as amateur astronomy, star charts, coordinates, time, binoculars, telescopes, eyepieces, filters, mountings, site selection, observations of solar system objects, deep-sky observations, astrophotography and imaging may also be included.
    Repeatable: No
  
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    AST 294 Topics: Astronomy (1-3 credits)

    Hours: 1-3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): Consent of department chair.
    Taught: Variable, check with department
    Special topics in astronomy.
    Repeatable: Yes
    If Repeatable, Max. Credits: 12

  
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    AST 310 Astronomical Techniques (3 credits)

    Hours: 2 classroom + 2 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): PHY 224  or PHY 213 , and MAT 129  or MAT 227 .
    Taught: Variable, check with department
    Lecture/lab course introduces the techniques of observational astronomy. Topics may include: celestial sphere, coordinate systems, time measurements, charts, catalogs and databases, spherical trigonometry, optical telescopes, atmospheric effects, detectors and calibration, astronomical photometry, spectroscopy and spectrographs, and astronomical imaging.
    Repeatable: No
  
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    AST 315 Introductory Astrophysics (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): MAT 129  or MAT 227 , and C- or better in PHY 222  or PHY 213 .
    Taught: Variable, check with department
    Quantitative application of physical principles to subjects of astronomical interest, such as the interaction of radiation with matter, analysis of stellar atmospheres, origin and evolution of the elements, and cosmology.
    Repeatable: No
  
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    AST 325 Geology of the Planets (3 credits)

    Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
    Prerequisite(s): GLY 110  or AST 110 .
    Taught: Variable, check with department
    Geologic features and history of the inner planets, satellites of the gas giants, asteroids and other small solid bodies.
    Repeatable: No
 

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