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

Courses


 

Technology

  
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    TECH 3223 - Architectural Planning#


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    Description: A study of the principles and practices of architectural planning and design. An emphasis is placed on the study of design as a total process which includes aesthetics and environmental considerations as well as various mechanical, electrical and legal requirements.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    TECH 3233 - Facilities Layout (CAD)


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    Description: A study in the techniques necessary to design and layout an industrial plant facility. Emphasis is placed on the production process and material flow, utility requirements of gas, electric and water, BOCA building codes and ADA requirements.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    Prerequisite: TECH 3203 Engineering Graphics.
  
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    TECH 3503 - Leadership in Organizations


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    Description: A study of factors that influence leadership in supervision. These include characteristics of leaders, positive thinking, speaking, writing, planning meetings, worker training, interviewing, building morale, making decisions, and motivating workers.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    TECH 3513 - Employee Supervisor Relationships


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    Description: A study of the interpersonal relationships between supervisors and employees. Emphasis is placed on leadership responsibilities relative to communication and motivation in meeting daily obligations.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    TECH 3523 - Computers and Supervisors


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    Description: A course designed to enhance the supervisor's problem solving ability by utilizing computer software. Topics covered will include CAD/CAM inventory management, project planning, process planning, forecasting, and quality management.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    TECH 3533 - Industrial Relations


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    Description: A study of factors which human resources supervisors deal with in manufacturing organizations. Focus will be on problems such as selection, rejection, promotion, fairness, team work, and conflict among employees and supervisors in the industrial plant.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    TECH 3573 - Manufacturing Organization and Management


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    Description: This course is an introduction to manufacturing management. Emphasis will be placed on such topics as: organization and planning for manufacturing, design of manufacturing processes, industrial equipment, methods, materials, physical facilities, control, maintenance, cost and research and development in manufacturing.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    TECH 3733 - Lean Concepts in Organizations


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    Description: A survey of methods and techniques being employed by world class industries to compete in a global market through identification and removal of waste and non-value added activities. Specific topics will include value stream mapping, employee involvement, total quality, group technology, manufacturing work cells, setup time reduction, lot size reduction, work flow, and line balancing. The application of lean concepts in diverse industry settings is examined.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    Cross-listed: SCM 3733.
    Note: Credit cannot be earned in both SCM 3733 and TECH 3733.
  
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    TECH 4003 - Production Planning


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    Description: A course designed to introduce modern theory of planning, and control methods of industrial production. Analysis is made to determine machine, process, and production sequence requirements needed to produce a product.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    TECH 4013 - Quality Assurance Systems


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    Description: A survey of the process and activities required to assure an organization produces a quality product. The course includes statistical applications, sampling plans, quality cost, auditing considerations and ISO:9000:2000

    Credit Hours: 3
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    TECH 4023 - Occupational and Environmental Safety


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    Description: An overview of the occupational and environmental safety concerns of modern industry. Emphasis will be placed on safe practice in the use of industrial machinery, chemicals, and materials to protect workers and the environment.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    TECH 4043 - Senior Seminar


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    Description: A capstone course for all Industry majors. Included in the course is the development of student portfolios, industrial survey of employment opportunities, required writing experiences in the major and assessment.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    TECH 4503 - Human Factors in Supervision #


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    Description: A study of the factors that affect the performance and attitude of the industrial worker in a modern technological environment.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    TECH 4513 - Negotiation and Conflict Resolution


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    Description: An introduction to bargaining and negotiation in public, business, personal and legal settings. Interests, options, alternatives, relationships and commitments in principled-based versus position-based negotiations are examined as they influence negotiations and the resolution of conflict to achieve a win-win result for the bargaining parties. Studies will engage in on-line, or face-to-face, case based negotiations.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Cross-listed: SCM 4513.
    Note: Credit cannot be earned in both SCM 4513 and TECH 4513.
  
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    TECH 4523 - Contemporary Issues in Manufacturing #


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    Description: This course is designed to study the contemporary problems related to social, environmental, economic and political activity that affect manufacturing on the local, regional, national and world scene.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    TECH 4533 - Supervision and Unions #


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    Description: A course designed to review labor and management relations, basic theories, relationships, objectives, practices and strategies of both labor and management in industrial organizations.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    TECH 4543 - Workplace Training Methods


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    Description: An examination of methods, materials and concepts currently used in employee training in the workplace. This course is designed to aid the supervisor in establishing, executing, supervising and evaluating programs of instruction and training for employees.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    TECH 4563 - Applied Statistical Process Control


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    Description: A study of statistical methods and techniques used to control quality in organizations. Emphasis will be placed on the application of advanced statistical process control to measure, monitor, and improve various processes.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    TECH 4583 - Quality for Profits


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    Description: This course will survey the potential savings and increased profitability possible by company-wide adoption of a quality improvement system. Emphasis will be placed on the financial gains possible through quality management practices.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    TECH 4640 - Industrial Seminar


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    Description: A seminar designed to meet the immediate needs or current problems in industry.

    Credit Hours: 1-3
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    Note: Any combination of courses in this series may be repeated for credit with different topics.
  
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    TECH 4650 - Industrial Problems


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    Description: Designed to meet individual student needs by providing classroom and/or laboratory experiences in an area of industry.

    Credit Hours: 1-6
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    Note: Any combination of courses in this series may be repeated for credit with different topics.
  
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    TECH 4663 - Technology Seminar


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    Description: Designed to meet individual student needs by providing classroom and/or laboratory experiences in an area of industry.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    TECH 4670 - Industrial Problems


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    Description: Designed to meet individual student needs by providing classroom and/or laboratory experiences in an area of industry.

    Credit Hours: 1-6
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    Note: Any combination of courses in this series may be repeated for credit with different topics.
  
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    TECH 4680 - Industrial Problems


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    Description: Designed to meet individual student needs by providing classroom and/or laboratory experiences in an area of industry.

    Credit Hours: 1-6
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    Note: Any combination of courses in this series may be repeated for credit with different topics.
  
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    TECH 4690 - Industrial Internship


    CIP Code: 151501

    Description: Employment in an approved industry related to the student's technology major consisting of experiences in the various levels of the industry in which he/she is assigned for a cooperative education experience.

    Credit Hours: 3 or 6
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    Restrictions: Seventy-five (75) semester hours earned (30 hours at NSU).
    Note: May be repeated for credit.
  
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    TECH 4723 - Materials Management Handling


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    Description: The study of the concepts, models, and systems for material management and production planning. Materials flow from raw material acquisition through the finished product is examined. Materials management covers the basics of supply chain management, manufacturing planning and the control systems, purchasing, vendor-managed inventory, inventory evaluation, physical distribution, and performance metrics.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    Prerequisite: TECH 4003 Production Planning.
    Cross-listed: SCM 4723.
    Note: Credit cannot be earned in both SCM 4723 and TECH 4723.
  
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    TECH 4743 - Integrated Manufacturing


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    Description: This course will illustrate the integration of a manufacturer's production and operations system with their financial system. Specific course topics will include the basic budgeting process for a manufacturer and will illustrate other contemporary performance measures for the industrial entity.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    Prerequisite: TECH 4003 Production Planning.
  
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    TECH 4753 - Process of Purchasing


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    Description: This course addresses what firms must do to achieve a competitive advantage in the global economy from their procurement and sourcing processes. The course examines the interdependent relation of a firms strategic planning and purchasing strategies.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    Prerequisite: TECH 4003 Production Planning.
    Cross-listed: SCM 4753.
    Note: Credit cannot be earned in both SCM 4753 and TECH 4753.

University Studies

  
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    UNIV 1003 - University Strategies #


    CIP Code: 240101

    Description: As part of the university's induction program, students participate in activities which address academic, social, career, and other transitional questions common to first-year college students.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    Note: Students may not earn credit in both MILS 1002 and UNIV 1003.
  
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    UNIV 2091 - General Education Capstone #


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    Description: A general education capstone course in which assessment of general education objectives and student learning outcomes will be measured.

    Credit Hours: 1
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Visual Communication

  
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    VCOM 1003 - Introduction to Visual Communication #


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    Description: Course introduces the principles, theories, and language of visual communication, the analysis of visual messages and the development of basic skills necessary to become an effective visual communicator.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    VCOM 1233 - 2D Design #


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    Description: Introduction to the principles and fundamentals of two-dimensional design using various media.  Emphasis placed on developing creative solutions to a series of design projects. 

    Credit Hours: 3
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    Cross-listed: ART 1233.
    Note: Credit cannot be earned iin both ART 1233 and VCOM 1233.
  
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    VCOM 1273 - Graphic Design I #


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    Description: An overview of graphic design history, visual principles, and tools used by graphic designers.  Analysis and production of designs for varying media. 

    Credit Hours: 3
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    Prerequisite: ART 1173 Computer Applications in Art, ART/VCOM 1233 2D Design, and ART 3353 Typography.
    Cross-listed: ART 1273.
    Note: Credit cannot be earned in both ART 1273 and VCOM 1273.
  
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    VCOM 2403 - Introduction to Web Design #


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    Description: An introductory course designed to acquaint students with techniques and technologies of website design and construction through hands-on training.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    Cross-listed: M S 2403.
    Note: Credit cannot be earned in both M S 2403 and VCOM 2403.
  
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    VCOM 3103 - Introduction to Photography #


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    Description: Introduction to fine art photography.  Students will learn how and why photography works as they understand basic camera operation, the principles of  composition, the materials and processes used in photography, and exposure and developing techniques.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    Cross-listed: ART 3103.
    Note: Credit cannot be earned in both ART 3103 and VCOM 3103.
  
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    VCOM 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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    VCOM 3402 - Honors Research II


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    Description: Research and development of scholarly activity.

    Credit Hours: 2
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    Prerequisite: VCOM 3401 Honors Research I.
    Restrictions: Honors student with junior standing or above.
  
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    VCOM 4233 - Broadcast Production #


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    Description: The course addresses study and practice in radio production and in television videography, editing and production. 

    Credit Hours: 3
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    Cross-listed: M S 4233.
    Note: Credit cannot be earned in both M S 4233 and VCOM 4233.
  
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    VCOM 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
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    Prerequisite: VCOM 4402 Honors Research III.
    Restrictions: Honors student with senior standing.
  
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    VCOM 4402 - Honors Research III


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

    Credit Hours: 2
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    Prerequisite: VCOM 3402 Honors Research II.
    Restrictions: Honors student with senior standing.
  
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    VCOM 4813 - Advanced Photography Tour #


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    Description: Tour-centered course of on-location photography, explores the urban/rural landscape through the medium of digital photography.  The course addresses location photography challenges and opportunities for image making.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    VCOM 4840 - Independent Study in Visual Communication #


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    Description: Course allows exploration in photography for personal expression.  Students devise and produce a photographic project that expands on the techniques and processes maastered in previous courses. 

    Credit Hours: 1-3
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    Restrictions: Instructor permission.
    Note: Any combination of courses in this series may be repeated with different topics for a maximum of six credit hours.
  
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    VCOM 4850 - Visual Communication Seminar #


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    Description: This series of courses covers special topics of Visual Communication. 

    Credit Hours: 1-3
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    Note: Any combination of courses in this series may be taken with different topics for a maximum of six credit hours.
  
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    VCOM 4901 - Senior Project


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    Description: To be taken in the final semester of studies, the Capstone Project will require the staging of an exhibition, installation, filmmaking project, or other focused endeavor that reflects the experiences and interest of the student.

    Credit Hours: 1
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Women's and Gender Studies

  
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    WGS 1000 - Special Topics Seminar #


    CIP Code: 050207

    Description: Course designed to meet any number of felt needs; the content will vary with the need.  Seminar topics could include (but are not limited to) Defining Feminism, Women and Finance, Women and Incarceration, Parenting, Women of the New Testament, Women and the Courts, Critiques of the WGS Discipline, Indigenous Women, Feminists in the Local Community, Women in Politics, Human Trafficking, Poverty, White Privilege, Masculine Studies, GBLT, Media Representations, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, Women's Health Issues, Critical Pedagogy, Self Defense for Women, and Muslim Women.   

    Credit Hours: 1-3
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    Note: Any combination of courses in this series may be repeated for credit with different topics. Student will be allowed a maximum of nine (9) one-hour credits toward the 18-hour WGS minor.
  
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    WGS 2000 - Special Topics Seminar #


    CIP Code: 050207

    Description: Course designed to meet any number of felt needs; the content will vary with the need.  Seminar topics could  include (but are not limited to) Defining Feminism, Women and Finance, Women and Incarceration, Parenting, Women and the New Testament, Women and the Courts, Critiques of the WGS Discipline, Indigenous Women, Feminists in the Local Community, Women in Politics, Human Trafficking, Poverty, White Privilege, Masculine Studies, GBLT, Media Representations, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, Women's Health Issues, Critical Pedagogy, Self Defense for Women, and Muslim Women. 

    Credit Hours: 1-3
    Contact Hours:

    Note: Any combination of courses in this series may be repeated for credit with different topics. Students will be allowed a maximum of nine (9) one-hour credits toward the 18-hour WGS minor.
  
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    WGS 2123 - Intro Women's & Gender Studies #


    CIP Code: 050207

    Description: An interdisciplinary course that examines the intersection of gender with other identity categories including race, class ethnicity, sexual orientation, culture, age, and physical ability.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    WGS 3000 - Special Topics Seminar #


    CIP Code: 050207

    Description: Course designed to meet any number of felt needs; the content will vary with the need.  Seminar topics could include (but are not limited to) Defining Feminism, Women and Finance, Women and Incarceration, Parenting, Women of the New Testament, Women and the Courts, Critiques of the WGS Discipline, Indigenous Women, Feminists in the Local Community, Women in Politics, Human Trafficking, Poverty, White Privilege, Masculine Studies, GBLT, Media Representations, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, Women's Health Issues, Critical Pedagogy, Self Defense for Women, and Muslim Women

    Credit Hours: 1-3
    Contact Hours:

    Note: May be repeated for credit with different topics. Students will be allowed a maximum of nine (9) one-hour credits toward the 18-hour WGS minor.
  
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    WGS 4000 - Special Topics Seminar #


    CIP Code: 050207

    Description: Course designed to meet any number of felt needs; the content will vary with the need.  Seminar topics could include (but are not limited to) Defining Feminism, Women and Finance, Women and Incarceration, Parenting, Women of the New Testament, Women and the Courts, Critiques of the WGS Discipline, Indigenous Women, Feminists in the Local Community, Women in Politics, Human Trafficking, Poverty, White Privilege, Masculine Studies, GBLT, Media Representations, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, Women's Health Issues. Critical Pedagogy, Self Defense for Women, and Muslim Women. 

    Credit Hours: 1-3
    Contact Hours:

    Note: Any combination of courses in this series may be repeated for credit with different topics. Students will be allowed a maximum of nine (9) one-hour credits toward the 18-hour WGS minor.
  
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    WGS 4113 - Feminist and Social Activism #


    CIP Code: 050207

    Description: Feminist and Social Activism explores the roots of social activism as a means to empower students to become civically engaged.  This course addresses the fundamentals to social movements by examining methods to influencing social change through activism.  Social movements and current issues in women's issues will be explored through the Social Change Model of Leadership Development.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

 

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