May 18, 2024  
2019-20 NSU Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-20 NSU Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Courses


 

History

  
  • HIST 3393 - Historiography & Historical Research


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    Description: Students survey the methodology of historians and the development of history as a discipline, learn the historical method, and improve research and writing skills.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
  • HIST 3401 - Honors Research I


    CIP Code:

    Description: Topic identification and literature review for scholarly activity.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Contact Hours:

    Restrictions: Honors student with junior standing or above.
  
  • HIST 3402 - Honors Research II


    CIP Code:

    Description: Research and development of scholarly activity.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: HIST 3401 Honors Research I.
    Restrictions: Honors student with junior standing or above.
  
  • HIST 3643 - American Military History #


    CIP Code:

    Description: A study of the military experience of the American people from the colonial wars to the present.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
  • HIST 3723 - Native American History #


    CIP Code: 540102

    Description: Students will identify and contextualize significant historical transformations of diverse Indigenous identities and communities in lands now considered part of the United States from the pre-Columbian to the contemporary period. They will articulate the impact of contact with non-Indigenous people and colonial and United States governments and practice historical thinking skills.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Cross-listed: AIS 3723.
    Note: Credit cannot be earned in both AIS 3723 and HIST 3723.
  
  • HIST 3733 - History of Native American Women #


    CIP Code: 540101

    Description: Students compare diverse historical experiences, perspectives, roles, and contributions of Indigenous women in North America since time immemorial to the present.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Cross-listed: AIS 3733 History of Native American Women.
  
  • HIST 3753 - African American History #


    CIP Code: 540101

    Description: Students will articulate major themes of African American history from the early American colonial period to the present, including the development of African American identity, culture, communities, and institutions; black protest traditions and social movements; and the role of gender, class, and region in shaping the African American experience. Students will draw upon recent scholarship to examine how historians understand and construct the past and primary documents to develop and practice the skills of historical interpretation.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
  • HIST 3823 - History of Asia #


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    Description: A study of the basic institutions of Japan, China, and India and how they relate to an understanding of Asiatic history and its relevance to world history.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
  • HIST 3883 - History of Latin America #


    CIP Code:

    Description: A survey of Latin American history. Emphasis is given to the study of the Native American inhabitants; the period of European discovery, conquest, and settlement; wars of independence; and highlights of selected national histories.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
  • HIST 4000 - Workshop in History #


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    Description: A concentrated study of new trends and basic principles in the fields of history. New techniques, materials, and concepts in the teaching of history will be examined.

    Credit Hours: 1-3
    Contact Hours:

    Note: Any combination of courses in this series may be repeated with different topics for a maximim of three credit hours. HIST 4001 is Graded as Pass/Fail.
  
  • HIST 4011 - Independent Study: American History #


    CIP Code:

    Description: Individual historical study of a problem or focused period of American history. The scope of the topic will be determined by the directing instructor.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Contact Hours:

    Note: May be repeated with different topics for a maximum 3 credit hours.
  
  • HIST 4020 - Studies in History #


    CIP Code:

    Description: Designed to explore topics and issues in greater depth, in a formal academic setting, than is possible in other structured courses offered in history. 

    Credit Hours: 1-3
    Contact Hours:

    Note: Any combination of courses in this series may be taken with different topics for a maximum of six credit hours. HIST 4021 is graded pass/fail.
  
  • HIST 4063 - America in the 1960s #


    CIP Code: 540101

    Description: Students examine the origins, implementation, and crisis of the liberal agenda during perhaps the most contentious and divisive decade of the twentieth century. Students survey the fate of this vision in the face of internal contradictions and external challenges, including the civil rights movement and black power, the new left, the counterculture, the rebirth of feminism, the sexual revolution, and the Vietnam war. Students explore the rise of a more conservative order at decade’s end, in response to both the emerging reality of limited national power and wealth, and rising demands for rights and opportunities.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
  • HIST 4083 - American Environmental History #


    CIP Code: 540101

    Description: Students examine the changing relationships between human beings and the natural world throughout history. Students will discuss and analyze past human interaction with the natural world, study changing attitudes toward the environment held by Americans over time, and explore how human attitudes and activities have helped to shape and reshape the American landscape.  Students will also trace the evolution of environmentalist thought and political discourse in the United States. 

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
  • HIST 4133 - Ancient Greece and Rome #


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    Description: A survey of Greco-Roman history from the dawn of Minoan civilization to the fall of the Western Roman Empire. Special emphasis on social, economic, and intellectual history of classical Greece and imperial Rome.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
  • HIST 4163 - Medieval Civilizations, 300-1300 #


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    Description: The life, thought, and politics of medieval civilizations, principally in Europe, but also in Byzantium, Islam, and Russia during the early and high middle ages.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
  • HIST 4173 - The Renaissance-Reformation Era #


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    Description: The disintegration of the medieval order under the impact of the rise of the national states, the secularization of society, the decline of the church, and the religious wars to the Peace of Westphalia.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
  • HIST 4221 - Independent Study: World History #


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    Description: Individual historical study of a problem or focused period of world history. The scope of the topic will be determined by the directing instructor. May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 3 credit hours.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Contact Hours:

  
  • HIST 4273 - Atlantic World, 1400-1888 #


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    Description: A study of the interaction and history of the diverse peoples and cultures that have been influenced by Transatlantic commerce and contact.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
  • HIST 4283 - The French Revolution and Napoleonic Era #


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    Description: An analysis of the collapse of the Old Regime, the development of revolutionary France, Europe and the French Imperium, and the Settlement of 1815 which laid the foundation for 19th Century Europe. The impact of the Revolutionary/Napoleonic Era upon the Western World is shown.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
  • HIST 4293 - The New Imperialism #


    CIP Code: 540101

    Description: This class explores the history of “new imperialism” through political, economic, social, and cultural lenses from the nineteenth century through decolonization. Students will analyze theoretical and historiographical approaches to the study of colonialism and new imperialism, the motives and justifications of imperial powers, the effects of imperialism on the colonized, and the rise of independence movements. Class will examine case-studies from Africa, India, Asia, and Latin America using a wide range of primary and secondary sources.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
  • HIST 4303 - Historical Geography of the United States #


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    Description: A study of the geographical environment of past periods in American history and the geographical influences on the development of the United States.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Cross-listed: GEOG 4303.
    Note: Credit cannot be earned in both HIST 4303 and GEOG 4303.
  
  • HIST 4313 - History of the Islamic World#


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    Description: An examination of the origins, spread, and development of Islam in its religious, cultural, economic, social, and political context from about 600 to the Present.  The course will concentrate on the changes in Islamic societies in West Asia or the Middle East.  A special emphasis will be placed on the interactions between Islamic and non-Islamic societies.  The main themes of the course will be the analysis of the influence of religion on social and political development.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
  • HIST 4323 - Modern France #


    CIP Code:

    Description: A study of modern France from the reign of Louis XIV to the present day. Emphasis is placed upon political and constitutional development from the absolute system of the Sun King, through the revolutionary and imperial governments of the 18th and 19th centuries, to the Fifth Republic of today. Also explored are the economic and social changes during the past three centuries as well as the role of France in world affairs.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
  • HIST 4333 - Russia in the Modern Era #


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    Description: A history of Russia and the Soviet State with an emphasis upon the 19th and 20th centuries. Course traces the development of Russia, the rise and fall of Imperial Russia in the 19th century, the Soviet regime in the 20th century, and the post-Soviet era.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
  • HIST 4343 - Intellectual and Social History of Modern Europe #


    CIP Code:

    Description: A survey of major intellectual concepts in Europe since the Age of the Enlightenment and their impact on European social and political life.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
  • HIST 4353 - Tudor and Stuart Britain #


    CIP Code: 050121

    Description: Students survey the social, economic, political, and intellectual development of the British Isles in the Tudor-Stuart era. Attention will also be given to British colonization of the Americas.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
  • HIST 4363 - Modern Britain #


    CIP Code:

    Description: Great Britain in the modern era from the early 18th century to the present. Emphasis is upon the development of representative government, emergence of the country as a global power, economic and social institutions, and particularly upon change in recent history.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
  • HIST 4383 - Europe in the Twentieth Century #


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    Description: The changing role of Europe during the 20th and 21st centuries. Special focus is placed upon the era since 1945 with an analysis of the political, social, and economic problems encountered by the Europeans who have been forced to become interdependent in the face of the shift of power to other areas of the world.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
  • HIST 4401 - Honors Research IV


    CIP Code:

    Description: All enrolled students will present their scholarly activity.  All other students are expected to attend.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: HIST 4402 Honors Research III.
    Restrictions: Honors student with senior standing.
  
  • HIST 4402 - Honors Research III


    CIP Code:

    Description: Completion of honors thesis, artistic composition or other scholarly activity.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: HIST 3402 Honors Research II.
    Restrictions: Honors student with senior standing.
  
  • HIST 4413 - History of Modern Germany #


    CIP Code:

    Description: The history of modern Germany tracing the early development of the German states and the rise of Prussia to the unification of the nation in the 19th century. Emphasis is on the period after 1870, including Imperial Germany and its collapse in World War I, the Weimar Republic, the Nazi Regime and its collapse in World War II, the two German states following the war, and reunited Germany.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
  • HIST 4423 - American Colonial Period #


    CIP Code:

    Description: The history of America from earliest times to national independence.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Note: GC
  
  • HIST 4443 - Union and Democracy: U.S. 1783-1845 #


    CIP Code:

    Description: The background and nature of the constitution; the origin and development of political parties; the conflict between nationalism and sectionalism; foreign policy and territorial expansion.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Note: GC
  
  • HIST 4453 - Division and Reunion: U.S. 1845-1877 #


    CIP Code:

    Description: Emphasis on the political, economic, and cultural aspects of sectionalism as the background of the Civil War; the constitutional, political, and economic effects of the war.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Note: GC
  
  • HIST 4463 - New Nationalism: U.S. 1877-1920 #


    CIP Code:

    Description: This course emphasizes the rise of American industry along with attendant social and political problems, the reactions to industrialism in the Progressive Era, the emergence of the United States as a world power, and America’s role in World War I.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Note: GC
  
  • HIST 4473 - Recent American History #


    CIP Code:

    Description: Emphasis on the political issues and the role of the United States in international affairs since 1919.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Note: GC
  
  • HIST 4483 - Contemporary American Issues #


    CIP Code:

    Description: Contemporary issues of major historical significance.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Note: GC
  
  • HIST 4493 - Global History since the Second World War #


    CIP Code:

    Description: The class is designed as an introduction to “globalization” - the process of increasing interconnectedness and interdependence of all parts of the world that greatly accelerated since World War II.  To examine incremental changes over time in that direction, the class is organized chronologically, conceptually, and geographically focusing on a number of topics that became common to the experience in the First,  the Second and the Third Worlds.  These themes include the modern global dynamics of empire, religion, nation, class, gender and race reflected in the popular mass media at the time and in historical memory.  With these general concepts in mind, students will explore the changing nature of cultural, social, and national conflicts as the effects of WWII, the Cold War, decolonization, “Americanization,” consumerism, migration, terrorism, worldwide economic recession and the collapse of state socialism.  They will apply those analytical skills in two papers, quizzes, large and small group discussions.  

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Note: GC
  
  • HIST 4503 - The Old South #


    CIP Code:

    Description: A study of the economic, intellectual, political, and social characteristics which have molded this region of the United States from the colonial period through the Civil War.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Note: GC
  
  • HIST 4513 - American Social History #


    CIP Code:

    Description: A history of major social groups and movements and their impact on American culture, politics, and economy.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Note: GC
  
  • HIST 4523 - Immigration History #


    CIP Code: 540101

    Description: Students will explore the comparative history of immigration to the United States from colonial times to the present, including changing causes and patterns of immigration, the development of nativism and immigration restrictions, and the impact of immigration on the life of the nation. They will investigate the effects of race, ethnicity, gender, class, religion, and region of settlement in shaping the experiences and identities of immigrants themselves. Students will also examine and evaluate conflicting theories of immigration forwarded by historians and other scholars and practice historical thinking skills.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
  • HIST 4533 - History of the Southwest #


    CIP Code:

    Description: The economic, political, and social history of the Southwest from colonization to 1912.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Note: GC
  
  • HIST 4603 - The New South #


    CIP Code:

    Description: A study of the economic, intellectual, political, and social characteristics which have molded this region of the United States from the Civil War to the present.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Note: GC
  
  • HIST 4623 - American Diplomatic History #


    CIP Code:

    Description: Basic trends in American foreign policy from 1777 to the present, emphasizing both elements of the continuity and change. Twentieth Century developments and policy since 1945 given special emphasis.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Note: GC
  
  • HIST 4633 - The American West #


    CIP Code: 540101

    Description: Students will study the North American homelands, borderlands, and diverse peoples that formed the imagined “West” from pre-Columbian times to the present.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Cross-listed: AIS 4633.
    Note: Credit cannot be earned in both AIS 4633 and HIST 4633. GC
  
  • HIST 4653 - Africa in the Modern World #


    CIP Code:

    Description: History of Africa from the era of the slave trade to the present. Course focuses on major themes of African historical development within the context of the major regions (eastern, western, and southern) of the continent.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Note: GC
  
  • HIST 4663 - American Intellectual History #


    CIP Code:

    Description: A history of ideas, intellectuals, and intellectual movements in the United States from the colonial period to the present.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Note: GC
  
  • HIST 4673 - American Constitutional History #


    CIP Code:

    Description: A study of significant constitutional issues in the history of the United States.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Note: GC
  
  • HIST 4733 - History of Native Americans in Oklahoma #


    CIP Code: 540101

    Description: Students are presented with a historical study and approach to understanding diverse Native American communities and their perspectives throughout Oklahoma, including in urban and rural areas, since time immemorial to the present. 

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: Lecture: 3

    Cross-listed: AIS 4733.
    Note: Credit cannot be earned in both AIS 4733 and HIST 4733. GC
  
  • HIST 4743 - History of the Plains Indians #


    CIP Code:

    Description: This course is a detailed study of the Indian tribes of the Great Plains. It includes the cultural and social institutions of the tribes and the impact of contact with the white man as well as federal policy upon the tribes.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Cross-listed: AIS 4743.
    Note: Credit cannot be earned in both AIS 4743 and HIST 4743. GC
  
  • HIST 4763 - Indigenous History in the U.S. Since 1900 #


    CIP Code: 540101

    Description: Students explore the history of Indigenous peoples in the United States since 1900, with particular focus on twentieth-century relations between Indigenous nations and the U.S. government, environment, education, migrations, and urbanization.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Cross-listed: AIS 
    Note: Credit cannot be earned in both AIS 4763 and HIST 4763.
  
  • HIST 4951 - Senior Seminar #


    CIP Code:

    Description: A capstone course that will include discussion about major topics and themes in history, and will involve development of individual projects. Outcomes assessment of the History B.A. degree program will be included in this course.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Contact Hours:

    Restrictions: History major with senior standing.
  
  • HIST 4993 - Historical Internship


    CIP Code:

    Description: Practical experience in an approved public or private historical museum or site.  Other locations/facilities may be considered on an individual basis.  

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: Completion of twelve hours of advanced (3000/4000) history courses.
    Restrictions: History major with junior standing or above. Must have approval or instructor and department chair by the end of the semester prior to the internship semester.
    Note: This course may not be repeated. Graded as Pass/Fail.

Hospitality and Tourism Management

  
  • HTM 1233 - Introduction to Tourism


    CIP Code:

    Description: Designed to familiarize students with the components of the travel and tourism industry and the economic impact on domestic and international destination areas. This course also reviews career opportunities including financial, ethical, personal, and geographic considerations.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
  • HTM 3113 - Principles of Gaming Management


    CIP Code:

    Description: This course analyzes casino and gaming management as a discipline, introduces a traditional theoretical approach of strategic market planning, and then places casinos within that framework. Students learn the history of gaming and gaming development, casino organization and operation, the mathematics of casino games, and casino management, as part of the broader study of hospitality management.

     

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
  • HTM 3233 - Hotel Operations and Catering


    CIP Code:

    Description: Study and research in areas related to hotel catering and hotel management and operations. The course includes interaction with practitioners for a hands-on perspective.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
  • HTM 3323 - Convention, Trade Show & Event Management


    CIP Code:

    Description: Comprehensive study of conventions, trade shows, and events from both the buyers’ and sellers’ viewpoints. This course will include site and facilities selection, exhibit planning and marketing, operations, and customer service.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
  • HTM 3401 - Honors Research I


    CIP Code:

    Description: Topic identification and literature review for scholarly activity.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Contact Hours:

    Restrictions: Honors student with junior standing or above.
  
  • HTM 3402 - Honors Research II


    CIP Code:

    Description: Research and development of scholarly activity.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: HTM 3401 Honors Research I.
    Restrictions: Honors student with junior standing or above.
  
  • HTM 3423 - Principles of Meeting Management


    CIP Code:

    Description: Basic foundational aspects of meeting planning, organization, direction, and management. Social and economic benefits to be derived from the meeting industry, analysis of corporate and association meetings, trends and influences in the global market.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
  • HTM 3523 - Service Industry Management


    CIP Code:

    Description: Analysis of customer interaction situations and development of quality service strategies by focusing on hospitality service operations management. 

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Cross-listed: MKT 3523.
    Note: Credit cannot be earned in both HTM 3523 and MKT 3523.
  
  • HTM 3623 - Principles of Destination Development


    CIP Code:

    Description: Analysis of elements necessary for development of tourist destinations. The interrelationships of social, economic, and physical aspects of destination development within a specific area, region, or country.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
  • HTM 4113 - Hospitality Planning & Admin


    CIP Code:

    Description: This course is the capstone for HTM majors.  Projects are based upon a student’s special interest including:  applied meeting and convention management, tourism promotion and development, casino management and operations, hotel operations, or catering.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: HTM 3113 Prin of Gaming Management, HTM 3233 Hotel Operations & Catering, HTM 3423 Prin of Meeting Mgmt, and HTM 3623 Prin of Destination Development.  Prerequisites must be completed with a minimum grade of C.
  
  • HTM 4213 - Laws and Regulations for Meetings & Destinations


    CIP Code:

    Description: Legal authorities in relation to establishment and operation of functions and businesses associated with meetings and tourist destinations. The course will emphasize local, state, federal and international laws, regulations and ethical considerations which relate to the industry.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
  • HTM 4233 - Advanced Administration


    CIP Code:

    Description: A survey of procedures required for efficient administration of meetings and destinations. Topics studied will include negotiations, budgets, association management and ethics.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Restrictions: Junior standing or above.
  
  • HTM 4323 - Meeting Planning and Administration


    CIP Code:

    Description: Applied meeting and convention management to include: meeting and event design, working with suppliers, on-site management, post-event analysis, industry-related computer programs, and meetings documentation.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: HTM 3423 Principles of Meeting Management with a minimum grade of C.
  
  • HTM 4333 - Applied Destination Management


    CIP Code:

    Description: The development and management of domestic and international tourist destinations. Emphasis will be placed on market analysis, financial accountability, and marketing techniques.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: HTM 3623 Principles of Destination Development with a minimum grade of C.
  
  • HTM 4401 - Honors Research IV


    CIP Code:

    Description: All enrolled students will present their scholarly activity.  All other students are expected to attend.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: HTM 4402 Honors Research III.
    Restrictions: Honors student with senior standing.
  
  • HTM 4402 - Honors Research III


    CIP Code:

    Description: Completion of honors thesis, artistic composition or other scholarly activity.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: HTM 3402 Honors Research II.
    Restrictions: Honors student with senior standing.
  
  • HTM 4430 - HTM Internship


    CIP Code:

    Description: Students experience on-the-job training in industry-related fields that provide opportunities to apply the knowledge the students have learned in the major areas of emphasis.

    Credit Hours: 1-6
    Contact Hours:

    Restrictions: Instructor permission.
    Note: Students may take this course in one (1), two (2) or three (3) hour increments. Students may take up to six (6) hours for credit, with any credit beyond the three (3) hour requirement counted as an HTM elective.
  
  • HTM 4440 - Seminar in Tourism


    CIP Code: 520903

    Description: Study or research in various tourism-related areas such as hotel operations, food and beverage management, recreation/leisure and similar topics.

    Credit Hours: 1-6
    Contact Hours:

    Note: May be repeated for credit with different topics.
  
  • HTM 4453 - Tourism Marketing


    CIP Code:

    Description: Students will examine the special techniques and practical applications of techniques that are used to promote and market meetings, conventions, trade shows, tourism-related businesses, and destination areas.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: MKT 3213 Principles of Marketing with a minimum grade of C.

Human and Family Sciences

  
  • HFS 1001 - Introduction to Human and Family Sciences


    CIP Code:

    Description: A study of career opportunities in family and consumer sciences. Exposure to current literature and professionals currently employed in family and consumer sciences careers.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Contact Hours:

  
  • HFS 1103 - Relationships and Marriage #


    CIP Code:

    Description: The study of the development of personality and satisfactory interpersonal relationships with family members, and of basic standards and judgments involved in the establishment of a stable home and family life.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
  • HFS 2203 - Contemporary Human Environments


    CIP Code:

    Description: Selecting and planning living environments to meet the needs and wants of individuals and families throughout the family life cycle. Contemporary housing issues, including homelessness; environmental and energy issues; impacts of technology; housing to meet special needs; elements and principles of design related to interiors, housing, and architecture; and creating functional, safe, and aesthetic spaces.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
  • HFS 3003 - Foundations of Human and Family Science


    CIP Code:

    Description: Study of history and philosophy of the discipline of Human and Family Sciences.  Introduction to Human and Family Sciences professions.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
  • HFS 3113 - Consumer Issues #


    CIP Code:

    Description: Study of consumer decision making related to the marketplace and financial management.  Emphasis placed on consumer concerns related to personal and family budgeting, credit, and purchasing of durable and non-durable goods.  The effect of fraud, housing, insurance, investments, legislation and protective agencies on consumers will be analyzed.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
  • HFS 3223 - Infant/Toddler Development


    CIP Code:

    Description: The dynamics of infant and toddler development as related to group situations, curriculum decisions and program planning.  Use of the ITERS rating scale and observation will be included.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
  • HFS 3401 - Honors Research I


    CIP Code:

    Description: Topic identification and literature review for scholarly activity.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Contact Hours:

    Restrictions: Honors student with junior standing or above.
  
  • HFS 3402 - Honors Research II


    CIP Code:

    Description: Research and development of scholarly activity.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: HFS 3401 Honors Research I.
    Restrictions: Honors student with junior standing or above.
  
  • HFS 3423 - Child Development #


    CIP Code:

    Description: The application of principles of normal growth and development from pre-school to age 11 will be examined.  Physical, mental, emotional and social needs of the child will be emphasized along with key issues facing children in today’s society.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
  • HFS 3463 - Parenting in Contemporary Society


    CIP Code:

    Description: Education as to the decisions, responsibilities and social issues related to parent-child relationships. Special issues faced by parents and challenging family situations will be included.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
  • HFS 3590 - Field Experience


    CIP Code:

    Description: On-the-job training at a business related to the student’s major.

    Credit Hours: 3-10
    Contact Hours:

    Note: Students must have completed 12 hours in HFS at NSU, be approved by the HFS advisor and the HFS Department Chair, be accepted by the participating business, and make weekly reports to the university coordinator. A maximum of six hours can be earned by a combination of HFS 3590 and HFS 4680. Course is pass/fail.
  
  • HFS 3783 - Preadolescent/Adolescent Development


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    Description: The application of principles of normal growth and development from pre-adolescents to adolescents (ages 12-18) will be examined.  Physical, mental, emotional, and social needs of the adolescent will be explored with emphasis on relationships, challenges, culture, and diversity.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
  • HFS 3883 - Instructional Strategy


    CIP Code:

    Description: Basic guidelines for designing, delivering and evaluating family and consumer sciences instruction. Emphasis will be placed upon the communication of HFS to a variety of audiences.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
  • HFS 4033 - Families in Crisis


    CIP Code:

    Description: Examination of theories and methods of helping families deal productively with crises. Consideration of child exceptionality, child abuse, unemployment, divorce, rape, alcoholism, aging, death, and other crisis events.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
  • HFS 4060 - Problems in Human and Family Sciences


    CIP Code:

    Description: Individual or group study of a definite aspect of Human and Family Sciences.

    Credit Hours: 1-6
    Contact Hours:

    Note: May be repeated for credit with different topics.
  
  • HFS 4070 - Problems in Human and Family Sciences


    CIP Code:

    Description: Individual or group study of a definite aspect of Human and Family Sciences.

    Credit Hours: 1-6
    Contact Hours:

    Note: May be repeated for credit with different topics.
  
  • HFS 4080 - Problems in Human and Family Sciences


    CIP Code:

    Description: Individual or group study of a definite aspect of Human and Family Sciences.

    Credit Hours: 1-6
    Contact Hours:

    Note: May be repeated for credit with different topics.
  
  • HFS 4213 - Child Guidance #


    CIP Code:

    Description: Primarily deals with the influence of the family experience on the physical, intellectual, social and emotional development of children in the pre-school years. The role of parents, teachers, and community leaders emphasized. Also included are principles of guiding behavior.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
  • HFS 4293 - Health and Nutrition of Young Children


    CIP Code:

    Description: A study of health of the young child, basic nutrition, food selection, planning nutritious snacks and menus for young children, and evaluation and use of teaching aids.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
  • HFS 4393 - The Aging Family


    CIP Code:

    Description: This course is designed to be the third segment of life-span development following Child and Adolescent Development.  The course will study the physical, cognitive and social/emotional development of adults.  In addition, issues related to retirement, death/dying, and illness of aging family members will be included.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
  • HFS 4401 - Honors Research IV


    CIP Code:

    Description: All enrolled students will present their scholarly activity.  All other students are expected to attend.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: HFS 4402 Honors Research III.
    Restrictions: Honors student with senior standing.
  
  • HFS 4402 - Honors Research III


    CIP Code:

    Description: Completion of honors thesis, artistic composition or other scholarly activity.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: HFS 3402 Honors Research II.
    Restrictions: Honors student with senior standing.
  
  • HFS 4453 - Infant/Toddler Relationships


    CIP Code:

    Description: The development and implementation of skills for setting boundaries, connecting with new environments and learning communication skills.  Teacher-child interaction and family involvement in skill building will be included.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
  • HFS 4633 - Professional Development


    CIP Code:

    Description: A study of employment and work related problems. Included in the course a market survey for employment purposes; development of resumes and writing letters of application; the development of interview techniques, and internship preparation.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Note: Required of all Human and Family Science majors.
  
  • HFS 4652 - Human and Family Sciences Seminar


    CIP Code:

    Description: Study or research in various HFS-related areas.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Contact Hours:

  
  • HFS 4686 - HFS Internship


    CIP Code:

    Description: A full semester of internship in a business appropriate to student’s major area.  Interns must be accepted by the participating business.

    Credit Hours: 6
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: HFS 4633 Professional Development.
    Restrictions: Completion of 90 credit hours and permission of Internship Coordinator and Department Chair.
  
  • HFS 4743 - Family and Human Development #


    CIP Code:

    Description: Insights and considerations in the establishment and maintenance of a stable home and family life through the family life cycle.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

 

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