Aug 16, 2022  
2019-20 NSU Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-20 NSU Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Courses


 

Organizational Leadership

  
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    ORGL 3223 - Professional Communication #


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    Description: A study of communication in the workplace within a framework of organizational ethics. Essential components and course content include: listening, verbal and nonverbal communication, written expression, and professional presentation methods.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    Prerequisite: ORGL 3113 Foundations of Organizational Leadership and Personal Development.
  
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    ORGL 3333 - Data Analysis and Interpretation #


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    Description: The course will enable a student to develop an understanding of the application and interpretation of basic data analysis. Essential components and course content will include basic data analysis from a user perspective. Hands-on exercises will enable students to utilize software such as Excel to solve problems and to interpret results.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    Prerequisite: ORGL 3113 Foundations of Organizational Leadership and Personal Development.
     
  
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    ORGL 3443 - Survey of Fiscal Management #


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    Description: A managerial overview of fiscal management within organizations. Essential components and coursework content will include: understanding the components and articulation of financial statements, knowledge and application of financial ratios leading to an understanding of organizational performance across time and in comparison to industry standards, utilization of financial information in the acquisition of capital and budgeting decisions, and a rudimentary understanding of cash flows.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    Prerequisite: ORGL 3113 Foundations of Organizational Leadership and Personal Development.
  
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    ORGL 4113 - Ethics and Organizations #


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    Description: This course is designed to examine the dynamics of workplace and personal ethics through the study of basic philosophical theories. Essential components and course content will include: leadership in the context of self-governance, responsibility, adherence to principles, integrity, and constancy of purpose. Current case studies will be used to apply ethical theories.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    Prerequisite: ORGL 3113 Foundations of Organizational Leadership and Personal Development.
  
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    ORGL 4223 - The Individual, the Organization, and Society #


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    Description: An examination of contemporary issues that affect organizations. Essential topics include environmental stewardship, social responsibility of the organization, effects and implications of globalization, the status of individual freedom within the organization, diversity, and the ramifications of technological change. This seminar course will be organized around student discussion and topical papers.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    Prerequisite: ORGL 3113 Foundations of Organizational Leadership and Personal Development.
  
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    ORGL 4333 - Leading and Managing


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    Description: This course is a study of theories that influence leadership and management with application to a variety of work situations. Essential components and coursework content will include: basic leadership and behavior styles, negotiation, critical thinking, change, conflict resolution, ethics and social responsibility, and diversity in the workplace. Assessment of personal leadership abilities and personality traits will be included.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    Prerequisite: ORGL 3113 Foundations of Organizational Leadership and Personal Development.
  
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    ORGL 4443 - Markets and Stakeholders


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    Description: This course introduces the student to the concept of markets and stakeholders. Essential components and course content will include: an overview of competitive markets, buyer behavior, development of new markets and products, marketing communication, distribution channels, pricing, and marketing mix strategies. It will include a discussion of external environmental factors and stakeholder analysis. Students will be able to evaluate market needs, select target markets and develop an appropriate market mix.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    Prerequisite: ORGL 3113 Foundations of Organizational Leadership and Personal Development.
  
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    ORGL 4553 - Capstone


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    Description: This course provides the student the opportunity to integrate concepts and theories covered in the core with their area of focus. Students will design and implement a capstone project related to their area of focus culminating in a written and oral presentation.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    Prerequisite: ORGL 3113 Foundations of Organizational Leadership and Personal Development.
    Note: This course must be taken in the student's final enrollment period.
  
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    ORGL 4993 - Professional Internship (optional credit)


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    Description: Supervised professional-level assignment with an organization, firm government agency, or not-for-profit entity within the selected area of focus.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    Prerequisite: All core courses in Organizational Leadership except for ORGL 4553 Capstone.
    Restrictions: Instructor permission.

Philosophy

  
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    PHIL 1013 - Introduction to Philosophy #


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    Description: Brief survey of basic philosophical problems which have faced mankind throughout the ages.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    Cross-listed: HUM 2653.
    Note: Credit cannot be earned in both HUM 2653 Philosophy in Life and PHIL 1013.
  
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    PHIL 1023 - Introduction to Logic #


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    Description: Principles of formal and symbolic reasoning as related to value and knowledge theories.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    PHIL 2013 - History of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy #


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    Description: Historical survey of Greek, Roman, and Medieval Philosophers.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    PHIL 2023 - History of Modern and Contemporary Philosophy #


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    Description: Historical survey of major philosophical thinkers from Renaissance to modern.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    PHIL 3013 - Introduction to Aesthetics and Ethics #


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    Description: Logical investigation of fundamental principles underlying man's ability to make meaningful judgments about truth, beauty, God, and morality.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    PHIL 3103 - Introduction to Metaphysics #


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    Description: Systematic and logical introduction to necessary correlations of man's life and thought which transcends the phenomenal and empirical order of nature's events.

    Credit Hours: 3
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Physical Education

  
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    P ED 1011 - Team Sports


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    Description: Instruction and practice on the fundamentals and strategy of the following team sports: basketball, field hockey, football, speedball, soccer, softball, track and field, volleyball, rugby, water polo, and others.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Contact Hours:

    Note: May be repeated.
  
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    P ED 1031 - Basketball Fundamentals


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    Description: Instruction and practice on the fundamentals of basketball with emphasis on fundamental drills.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Contact Hours:

  
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    P ED 1051 - Individual Sports


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    Description: A general service activity class which provides laboratory experiences necessary for the development of knowledge, skill, and appreciation of a variety of individual and dual activities including, but not limited to: archery, badminton, bicycling, bait casting, handball, and ropes and rappelling.

    Credit Hours: 1
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    Note: May be repeated.
  
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    P ED 1061 - Racquetball


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    Description: Designed to give students practice and instruction in the fundamental skills and techniques of racquetball.

    Credit Hours: 1
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    P ED 1071 - Billiards


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    Description: Designed to provide instruction in the fundamentals and techniques of billiards for beginners. Rules, etiquette, and scoring will be covered as well as various types of tournaments.

    Credit Hours: 1
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    P ED 1081 - Development Activities


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    Description: Activities primarily concerned with body development and physical fitness. Necessary skills would also be taught in each activity. Subjects include: Body Mechanics, Gymnastics, Advanced Gymnastics, Hiking, Weight Lifting and Self-Testing, Aerobics, Modern Rhythmic Gymnastics, Individual Fitness, and Aerobic Dance.

    Credit Hours: 1
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    Note: May be repeated.
  
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    P ED 1131 - Weight Lifting and Self-Testing Activities


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    Description: Advanced course of weight lifting and body building, designed primarily for students participating in intercollegiate athletics and physical education majors.

    Credit Hours: 1
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    P ED 1201 - Aquatic Activities


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    Description: Swimming course designed to provide instruction for students with various levels of swimming skill. Includes Elementary Swimming, Intermediate Swimming, Advanced Swimming, Canoeing, Sailing, Power Boating, and Water Skiing. (Students may receive certification in life saving and water safety instruction.)

    Credit Hours: 1-2
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    P ED 1261 - Beginning Tennis


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    Description: The aims of this course are to introduce students to the three basic strokes of tennis so that they may play tennis well enough to enjoy it, and to learn the rules and etiquette of the game.

    Credit Hours: 1
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    P ED 1271 - Intermediate Tennis


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    Description: The aims of this course are to increase the proficiency of students in the three basic strokes of tennis, to learn to volley, and to learn the techniques of successful singles and doubles play.

    Credit Hours: 1
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    P ED 1321 - Basketball and Softball


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    Description: This course covers the basic fundamentals, techniques, and rules of basketball and softball and offers opportunity for team play.

    Credit Hours: 1
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    P ED 1341 - Soccer and Intermediate Volleyball


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    Description: Designed to give fundamental skill instruction and practice in beginning soccer techniques, and more advanced skills and play in intermediate volleyball.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Contact Hours:

    Note: Course may be repeated for credit with a change in sub-title.
  
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    P ED 1550 - Combative Sports


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    Description: Activities for the general service program designed to introduce students to the basic fundamentals of sports involving combative techniques. Activities offered under this area would include, but not be limited to: Fencing, Karate, and Wrestling.

    Credit Hours: 1-2
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    P ED 1611 - Beginning Bowling


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    Description: Designed to provide instruction in the fundamentals and techniques of bowling for beginners. Rules, etiquette, and scoring will be covered as well as various types of competitive leagues and tournaments.

    Credit Hours: 1
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    P ED 1621 - Advanced Bowling


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    Description: For students who have had beginning bowling or students who have previously bowled in leagues and have already mastered the basic fundamentals of bowling.

    Credit Hours: 1
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    Note: Women students should have a 125 average and men students a 140 average.
  
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    P ED 1700 - Dance Activities


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    Description: Instruction in basics of dance, including folk, social, modern, and square dance.

    Credit Hours: 1-2
    Contact Hours:

  
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    P ED 1721 - Modern Dancing I


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    Description: Designed to give students instruction and practice in the natural movements of the dance. Develop an understanding of the origin and development of modern dance.

    Credit Hours: 1
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    P ED 1731 - Modern Dancing II


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    Description: Continuation of P ED 1721 Modern Dancing I. Emphasis on advanced techniques and skills of modern dance.

    Credit Hours: 1
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    P ED 1741 - Folk Dance


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    Description: Knowledge of skill in representative folk dances from various countries which include the Scandinavian countries, the British Isles, the European countries, the Latin American countries, and the United States. Emphasis on mastery of dance steps, formations, positions, and terminology.

    Credit Hours: 1
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    P ED 1811 - Beginning Golf


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    Description: A general service activity course that teaches fundamental theory, strokes, and strategies.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Contact Hours:

  
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    P ED 2022 - Theory of Coaching


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    Description: The philosophy of coaching with emphasis on fundamentals, individual offense, team offense, defense, and game strategy.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Contact Hours:

    Note: May be repeated with different sport emphasis.
  
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    P ED 2202 - Foundation of Physical Education


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    Description: A lecture and laboratory course for the orientation of physical education majors and minors. Also, a study of the history and principles of physical education.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Contact Hours:

  
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    P ED 2212 - Techniques of Teaching Individual Sports


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    Description: Teacher candidates will learn how to develop and implement appropriate teaching strategies for individual sports.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Contact Hours:

  
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    P ED 2222 - Techniques of Teaching Team Sports


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    Description: Teacher candidates will learn how to develop and implement appropriate teaching strategies for teaching team sports.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Contact Hours:

  
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    P ED 2232 - Outdoor Recreational Activities


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    Description: Introduction to teaching  outdoor recreational activities and assessment strategies for K-12.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Contact Hours:

  
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    P ED 2241 - Techniques of Teaching Gymnastics and Tumbling


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    Description: This course emphasizes the technical aspects of fitness, fundamental and locomotor skill development through teaching gymnastics. Methods of traditional, developmental and educational gymnastics will be introduced. All students will be provided the opportunity to work with children teaching the three methods as part of a service learning project.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Contact Hours:

  
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    P ED 2252 - Techniques of Teaching Lifetime Fitness


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    Description: Teacher candidates will learn how to develop and implement teaching strategies for assessing, designing, and teaching fitness activities for K-12.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Contact Hours:

  
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    P ED 2431 - Recreational Activities -- Golf


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    Description: Designed to provide instruction in the techniques of golf for beginners. Putting, chipping, iron play, wood play, rules, and etiquette are covered in addition to playing a few rounds of golf.

    Credit Hours: 1
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    P ED 2512 - Motor Learning


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    Description: Concepts and applications of motor skill development dealing with attention, memory, knowledge of results, transfer, practice and motivation.

    Credit Hours: 2
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    P ED 2552 - Sports Officiating


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    Description: Organization and administration of intramural sports, knowledge, and interpretation of sports rules and techniques of officiating.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Contact Hours:

  
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    P ED 2562 - Sports Officiating II


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    Description: Advanced course in sports officiating designed for students who desire to officiate interschool athletics. Course covers officiating mechanics and game rules for football, basketball, baseball, and softball.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Contact Hours:

  
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    P ED 3112 - Materials and Methods in Dance


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    Description: Practice and methods in presenting types of dances for elementary and secondary schools.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Contact Hours:

  
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    P ED 3401 - Honors Research I


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    Description: Topic identification and literature review for scholarly activity.

    Credit Hours: 1
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    Restrictions: Honors student with junior standing or above.
  
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    P ED 3402 - Honors Research II


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    Description: Research and development of scholarly activity.

    Credit Hours: 2
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    Prerequisite: P ED 3401 Honors Research I.
    Restrictions: Honors student with junior standing or above.
  
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    P ED 4222 - Physical Examination and Measurements


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    Description: Designed for physical education majors and minors and involves the use of various techniques in testing and measuring physical fitness.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: P ED 2202 Foundation of Physical Education.
  
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    P ED 4232 - Motor Skill Development of the Young Child


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    Description: Physiological and motor development of young children, 3-7, with activities teachers can use to promote psychomotor skill development through body mechanics, gymnastics and practice in various types of rhythmic exercises and movements.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Contact Hours:

  
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    P ED 4312 - Organization and Administration of Physical Education, Health and Human Performance


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    Description: Designed to provide basic understanding of programs in physical education, and health related fields.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: P ED 2202 Foundation of Physical Education.
  
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    P ED 4342 - Organization and Management of Intramurals


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    Description: Intramural programs; evaluation of activities; organization and administration of various types of intramural programs.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Contact Hours:

  
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    P ED 4401 - Honors Research IV


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

    Credit Hours: 1
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: P ED 4402 Honors Research III.
    Restrictions: Honors student with senior standing.
  
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    P ED 4402 - Honors Research III


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

    Credit Hours: 2
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: P ED 3402 Honors Research II.
    Restrictions: Honors student with senior standing.
  
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    P ED 4452 - Curriculum Development in Physical Education


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    Description: The content and process of K-12 physical education curriculum development for the public schools.

    Credit Hours: 2
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    P ED 4513 - Elementary School Programs in Physical Education


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    Description: Designed for prospective teachers to implement philosophical and educational principles in teaching along with practical experiences in theory of selected activities in physical education for elementary school children.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
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    P ED 4612 - Secondary Physical Education


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    Description: Practical experience in, and theoretical study of, selected activities and techniques in teaching secondary physical education.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: P ED 2202 Foundation of Physical Education.
  
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    P ED 4662 - Teaching Adapted Physical Education


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    Description: Principles and practice of physical education for exceptional or atypical students. Course will include techniques for accommodating these students in the physical education program.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: P ED 4513 Elementary School Programs in Physical Education.
  
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    P ED 4712 - Scientific Principles of Coaching


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    Description: The purpose of the course is to relate the laws of physics to the fundamental techniques of sports, so that coaches may learn the proper ways an activity may be performed.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: P ED 2202 Foundation of Physical Education.
  
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    P ED 4720 - Athletic Coaching Clinic


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    Description: Designed to teach the latest techniques and innovations in the following competitive athletic sports: Baseball, Football, Gymnastics, Soccer, Wrestling, Softball, and Volleyball.

    Credit Hours: 1-3
    Contact Hours:

    Note: Course may be repeated for credit with a change in sub-title.
  
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    P ED 4740 - Seminar in Health, Physical Education, and Safety


    CIP Code: 131314

    Description: Students participate in independent study or class instruction on special problems in health, physical education, and safety.

    Credit Hours: 1-4
    Contact Hours:

    Note: Any combination of courses in this series may be repeated for credit with different topics.
  
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    P ED 4750 - Directed Readings in Health, Physical Education, and Safety


    CIP Code: 310501

    Description: Individual study or class instruction on special problems in Health, Physical Education, and Safety not usually presented in other course offerings.

    Credit Hours: 1-4
    Contact Hours:

    Restrictions: Health and Physical Education major.
    Note: May be repeated for credit.
  
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    P ED 4810 - Practicum


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    Description: Individual practicum experience in physical education.

    Credit Hours: 1-3
    Contact Hours:


Physics

  
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    PHYS 1114 - General Physics I #


    CIP Code: 400801

    Description: Students explore concepts in mechanics, heat, and sound.

    Credit Hours: 4
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: MATH 1513 College Algebra or higher or high school equivalent or a Math ACT score of 23 or higher.
    Co-requisite: PHYS 1114L General Physics I Lab.
    Note: No credit for physics majors. Credit cannot be earned in both PHYS 1114 and PHYS 2115 Engineering Physics I.
  
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    PHYS 1214 - General Physics II #


    CIP Code: 400801

    Description: Students explore concepts of electricity, magnetism, and optics in this second semester college physics course.

    Credit Hours: 4
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: PHYS 1114 General Physics I or 2115 Engineering Physics I, or high school equivalent.
    Co-requisite: PHYS 1214L General Physics II Lab.
    Note: No credit for physics majors. Credit cannot be earned in both PHYS 1214 and PHYS 2215 Engineering Physics II.
  
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    PHYS 2115 - Engineering Physics I #


    CIP Code: 400801

    Description: First course in college physics for physics majors, math majors, chemistry majors, and pre-engineering students introducing concepts in mechanics, heat, and sound.

    Credit Hours: 5
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: MATH 2614 Calculus I or concurrent enrollment.
    Co-requisite: PHYS 2115L Engineering Physics I Lab.
    Note: Credit cannot be earned in both PHYS 2115 and PHYS 1114 General Physics I.
  
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    PHYS 2215 - Engineering Physics II #


    CIP Code: 400801

    Description: A continuation of PHYS 2115 Engineering Physics I, introducing concepts in electricity, magnetism, and optics.

    Credit Hours: 5
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: PHYS 2115 Engineering Physics I.
    Co-requisite: PHYS 2215L Engineering Physics II Lab.
    Note: Credit cannot be earned in both PHYS 2215 and PHYS 1214 General Physics II.
  
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    PHYS 3004 - Scientific Computation #


    CIP Code: 270304

    Description: Students will explore basic concepts and methods in numerical computation, symbolic computation, numerical integration, numerical solution of linear and nonlinear equations, numerical solution of differential equations, and Monte Carlo simulation.

    Credit Hours: 4
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: CS 2014 Computer Science I, MATH 2634 Calculus III, and PHYS 2215 Engineering Physics II.
    Co-requisite: PHYS 3004L Scientific Computation Lab.
  
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    PHYS 3103 - Mathematical Methods in Physics #


    CIP Code: 400810

    Description: Students will explore determinant and matrices, infinite series, vector analysis, introduction to ordinary and partial differential equations, and introduction to functions with complex variables. This is a preparatory course for mathematical skills beyond calculus, required for upper level physics courses. Emphasis is on application and calculation rather than theorem and proof.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: MATH 2634 Calculus III.
  
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    PHYS 3113 - Mechanics#


    CIP Code: 141201

    Description: Students will explore advanced topics in Newtonian mechanics including dynamics of point particles, rigid bodies, small oscillation, fluids, the least action principle, Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulation of mechanics.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: PHYS 2215 Engineering Physics II and MATH 2634 Calculus III.
  
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    PHYS 3164 - Physics for Life Sciences I#


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    Description: An introduction to the fundamental concepts, principles, approaches and techniques of physics, with the emphasis on their applications to the life sciences.  Part I focuses on Newtonian mechanics, fluid mechanics, and wave in physics.  Their applications in elasticity and viscoelasticity in biomaterials, structure and molecular dynamics in proteins, centrifugation, diffusion in cell, atomic force microscopy, cell membrane dynamics, blood and other complex fluid and so on are discussed.  A small project will be assigned to students involving reading research papers, solving life science problems in real world, and writing a project report. Laboratory required.

    Credit Hours: 4
    Contact Hours:

    Co-requisite: PHYS 3164L Physics for Life Sciences I Lab.
  
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    PHYS 3213 - Modern Physics #


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    Description: Students will explore concepts and topics of physics developed in the 20th century including the special theory of relativity, quantization of charge, light and energy, de Broglie hypothesis, the basics of quantum mechanics, nuclear and atomic structure, and introduction of atomic physics and molecular physics.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: PHYS 2215 Engineering Physics II and MATH 2624 Calculus II.
  
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    PHYS 3264 - Physics for Life Sciences II#


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    Description: An introduction to the fundamental concepts, laws, and approaches of physics, with the emphasis on their applications to the life sciences.  Part II focuses on thermodynamics, electromagnetism, and optics in physics.  Their applications in membrane transport, electrophoresis, electric properties of neurons, membrane channel, nuclear magnetic resonance, electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction and Computed Tomography (CT) and so on are discussed.  A small project will be assigned to students involving reading research papers, solving life science problems in real world, and writing a project report.  Laboratory required.

    Credit Hours: 4
    Contact Hours:

    Co-requisite: PHYS 3264L Physics for Life Sciences II Lab.
  
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    PHYS 3413 - Thermal Physics #


    CIP Code: 141201

    Description: Students will explore thermal physics and its microscopic foundation using statistical methods. Topics include laws of thermodynamics, thermodynamic processes and properties of materials, statistical formulation of thermodynamics, ensemble theory, Boltzmann distribution, Fermi-Dirac statistics, and Bose-Einstein statistics.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: PHYS 2215 Engineering Physics II and MATH 2634 Calculus III.
  
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    PHYS 3613 - Optical Instrumentation #


    CIP Code: 400807

    Description: Students will explore the propagation of light with a focus on ray optics reflection and refraction, mirror and thin lens imaging, prism and basic fiber optics, optical instrumentation such as telescopes, microscopes, cameras, eyeglasses, and ray tracing of lens systems.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: PHYS 1214 General Physics II or PHYS 2215 Engineering Physics II.
  
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    PHYS 3623 - Wave Optics #


    CIP Code: 400807

    Description: Students will explore wave motion, EM wave properties, light polarization, interference and diffraction, introduction to Fourier optics, coherence, and the dual nature of light.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: MATH 2634 Calculus III and PHYS 3613 Optical Instrumentation.
  
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    PHYS 3714 - Electronics #


    CIP Code: 400801

    Description: Students will explore amplifiers, semiconductor devices, transducers, waveform generators, operational amplifiers, digital electronics and instrument analysis.

    Credit Hours: 4
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: PHYS 1214 General Physics II or PHYS 2215 Engineering Physics II.
    Co-requisite: PHYS 3714L Electronics Lab.
  
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    PHYS 4114 - Electrodynamics #


    CIP Code: 400801

    Description: Students will explore field theory including electrostatic field, electric potential, properties of dielectrics, magnetic force on moving charges, magnetic field in free space due to currents, magnetic properties of materials, ferro-magnetic materials, and Maxwell theory and vector analysis.

    Credit Hours: 4
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: PHYS 2215 Engineering Physics II and PHYS 3103 Mathematical Methods in Physics.
  
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    PHYS 4254 - Quantum Mechanics #


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    Description: Students will explore basic concepts and methods in Quantum Mechanics including wave functions, Schrödinger equation, the uncertainty principle, Hilbert space, the hydrogen atom, spin, and identical particles.

    Credit Hours: 4
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: PHYS 2215 Engineering Physics II and PHYS 3103 Mathematical Methods in Physics.
  
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    PHYS 4322 - Special Problems in Physics Education


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    Description: Current practices in physics instruction including lecture, laboratory, and demonstration methods.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Contact Hours:

    Note: No major or minor credit toward the Bachelor of Science degree.
  
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    PHYS 4323 - Physics for Engineers


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    Description: Students will explore principles of physics used in the field of engineering, including kinematics and dynamics in translational and rotational motion of point masses and rigid bodies, electromagnetic principles with applications, thermal physics and its application in engineering, and quantum consideration in engineering design.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: PHYS 2215 Engineering Physics II and MATH 3633 Calculus III.
  
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    PHYS 4350 - Special Topics in Physics #


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    Description: Selected study (theoretical or experimental) in Physics.

    Credit Hours: 1-6
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: 16 hours of Physics.
    Note: By arrangement. Any combination of courses in this series may be repeated with different topics for a maximum of six credit hours.
  
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    PHYS 4503 - Advanced Physics Laboratory #


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    Description: Laboratory experiments on mechanics, heat, electricity, magnetism, optics, and quantum theory. Students will do a guided library search and design these experiments to prescribed specifications.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
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    PHYS 4901 - Research in Physics


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    Description: Students explore focused topics in physics through a mentored research project. Students will develop written and oral communication skills through presentation of the project details and results.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Contact Hours:

    Restrictions: Senior standing.
    Note: This course may be repeated with different topics for a maximum of two credit hours.
  
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    PHYS 4951 - Senior Seminar


    CIP Code: 400801

    Description: Students will develop communication and presentation skills in physics by discussing and presenting their research project in class.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Contact Hours:

    Restrictions: Senior standing.

Political Science

  
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    POLS 1113 - American Federal Government #


    CIP Code:

    Description: A study of the principles, structure, processes and functions of the United States federal government.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
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    POLS 2313 - Introduction to International Relations #


    CIP Code:

    Description: Development of the state system; an analysis of contemporary foreign policies, particularly of the major powers; the role of the United Nations and other international organizations; the behavior of states in their relationships with each other.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
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    POLS 2353 - Introduction to Comparative Politics #


    CIP Code:

    Description: Students will analyze the modern state, institutions of governments and regime types, characteristics of societies and cultures including the politics of race, ethnicity, and gender, religion and ideology, conflict and revolution.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
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    POLS 2623 - Public Policy#


    CIP Code:

    Description: Public policy focuses upon the roles of information and evaluation in policy making processes. The emphasis is upon how social, political, ethical, and organization factors influence the way policy gets made as well as the "positive" or "negative" results of policies. Attention is given to current problems and issues.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
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    POLS 2713 - Introduction to State and Local Government #


    CIP Code:

    Description: Organization, structure, functions, and administration of state and local governments.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
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    POLS 2813 - Introduction to Political Theory #


    CIP Code:

    Description: An examination of  Political philosophies ranging from Plato to the present.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
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    POLS 2901 - Study Abroad #


    CIP Code:

    Description: Study abroad students will experience other countries and cultures, and will learn about those countries' governments, economies, histories, and traditions.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Contact Hours:

    Restrictions: Sophomore standing or above.
    Note: Study Abroad may be repeated for a maximum of three credit hours.
  
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    POLS 3001 - Oklahoma Intercollegiate Legislature #


    CIP Code:

    Description: Students gain practical experience in the legislative/governmental process.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Contact Hours:

    Note: Graded pass/fail.
  
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    POLS 3011 - Model United Nations


    CIP Code: 451099

    Description: Designed to provide practical experience in the affairs of world governments, international organizations, and international relations.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Contact Hours:

    Note: May be repeated to a maximum of three credit hours.
  
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    POLS 3083 - Scope and Methods of Political Science #


    CIP Code:

    Description: An analysis of political science as an academic discipline, with special emphasis upon research methods, approaches, bibliography, and contemporary trends.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
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    POLS 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.
  
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    POLS 3402 - Honors Research II


    CIP Code:

    Description: Research and development of scholarly activity.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: POLS 3401 Honors Research I.
    Restrictions: Honors student with junior standing or above.
  
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    POLS 3513 - Legislative Process #


    CIP Code:

    Description: A general study of the legislative process in Congress with special attention to the role of interest groups, constituency, and party in the formation of public policy.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
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    POLS 3543 - American Presidency #


    CIP Code:

    Description: An analysis of the relationships of the three branches of the national government with special emphasis on the presidency.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

 

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