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

Courses


 

English

  
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    ENGL 4773 - Masterpieces of World Fiction #


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    Description: A study of novels of the world which may include European, Asian, South American, African and other works.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    ENGL 4793 - Literary Criticism #


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    Description: A study of the major documents of literary criticism from Plato and Aristotle to the present.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
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    ENGL 4813 - Native American Mythology and Folklore #


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    Description: Primarily a study of North American folk tales-creation myths, trickster, hero, animal wives and husbands, journeys to other world tales. A study of superstitions, beliefs, customs, and costumes, with particular emphasis on local resources.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Cross-listed: AIS 4813.
    Note: Credit cannot earned in both AIS 4813 and ENGL 4813.
  
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    ENGL 4823 - Advanced Creative Writing Workshop #


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    Description: This course offers continued study for the intermediate or advanced writer in fiction, poetry, or playwriting. The course provides the student a forum for in-depth review from the instructor and peers.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Restrictions: Instructor permission.
  
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    ENGL 4843 - Language Materials & Technology


    CIP Code: 131401

    Description: Students examine the current approaches to language learning materials development as well the preparation and use of such materials and technologies in the language classroom. This will include not only print materials, audiovisual media, and realia, but also electronic devices, applications, and computer-assisted language learning environments.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: ENGL 3843-Principles of TESOL, ENGL 3253 Traditional Grammar and Usage, and ENGL 4083 Linguistics.
  
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    ENGL 4853 - Creative Writing Portfolio Workshop #


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    Description: This course serves as the final course in the Creative Writing Minor. Students will work on a substantial body of work that represents their best effort as creative writers. The course provides the student a forum for in-depth review from the instructor and peers.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Restrictions: Instructor permission.
  
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    ENGL 4863 - Language Assessment


    CIP Code: 131401

    Description: Students are trained in proficiency assessment in second language instruction. This will include training in the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages standards and guidelines for English and other world languages and familiarity with assessment-based targets associated with high-stakes language testing, such as TOEFL and IELTS. 

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: ENGL 3843 Principles of TESOL and ENGL 4093 Methods & Second Language Acquisition Theory.
    Restrictions: Requires instructor permission.
  
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    ENGL 4883 - Cultural Activities of the Five Tribes #


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    Description: Agencies of culture that were active among the Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Chickasaw, and Seminole Indians, from the time of their removal through statehood. Organizations and activities of the communities, schools, and churches will be explored.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Cross-listed: AIS 4883.
    Note: Credit cannot be earned in both AIS 4883 and ENGL 4883.
  
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    ENGL 4900 - English Studies I #


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    Description: A series of courses in special areas of English studies, including literature, language, composition, and the teaching of English.

    Credit Hours: 1-3
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    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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    ENGL 4910 - English Studies II #


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    Description: A series of courses in special areas of English studies, including literature, language, composition, and the teaching of English.

    Credit Hours: 1-3
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    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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    ENGL 4920 - English Studies III #


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    Description: A series of courses in special areas of English studies, including literature, language, composition and the teaching of English.

    Credit Hours: 1-3
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    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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    ENGL 4930 - English Studies IV #


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    Description: A series of courses in special areas of English studies, including literature, language, composition, and the teaching of English.

    Credit Hours: 1-3
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    Restrictions: English major with senior standing, including at least 30 hours in the major and approval of project by the faculty committee.
    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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    ENGL 4953 - Publication Workshop


    CIP Code: 231302

    Description: Students will learn the process of publication within current industry norms. Students will specifically learn about submission, editing, copy editing, layout, and design.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    Prerequisite: ENGL 3143 Introduction to Creative Writing.
  
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    ENGL 4963 - Professional Practicum in English


    CIP Code: 230101

    Description: Applied research and professional development are the focus of the course. The course would be at a parity level for similar courses in other disciplines and allows for students to intern with potential future employers in their final two semesters of coursework.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    Restrictions: Department chair approval is required.
  
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    ENGL 4973 - Directed Readings in English #


    CIP Code: 231401

    Description: Students research specific topics in literary studies, rhetoric, and linguistics. Research proposals must be approved by mentoring faculty and the department chair prior to enrollment.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Restrictions: Requires aproval of faculty mentor and the department chair.
  
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    ENGL 4992 - English Capstone Experience


    CIP Code: 230101

    Description: Students will design and complete an artifact-informed major portfolio and project demonstrating their growth as an English major and preparations toward future graduate study or workforce readiness in coordination with their faculty mentor.  Approval of faculty mentor and the department is required.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Contact Hours: Other: 2

    Prerequisite: ENGL 2001 Introduction to the English Major.
    Restrictions: Requires department chair approval.

Environmental, Health, and Safety Management

  
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    EHSM 5043 - Workplace Safety


    CIP Code: 151501

    Description: A study of federal regulations and compliance.  Developing systematic and continuing programs in safety management, particularly as it relates to business and industry and its economic impact. 

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Restrictions: Must be admitted to the Accelerated Bachelor's to Master's Degree Program. Credit may not be earned toward the bachelor's degree for both SAFM 4413 Machine and Materials Safety and EHSM 5043 Workplace Safety.
    Note: UC
  
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    EHSM 5143 - Environmental Management


    CIP Code: 151501

    Description: An overview of the federal and international environmental standards.  Key components include:  CAA, CWA, SDWA, RCRA, SARA, CERCLA, TSCA, FIFRA and auditing.  DOJ's mitigating factors and ISO 14000 will be covered. 

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Restrictions: Must be admitted to the Accelerated Bachelor's to Master's Degree Program. Credit may not be earned toward the bachelor's degree for both ENVM 4233 Environmental Regulatory Compliance and EHSM 5143 Environmental Management.
    Note: UC
  
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    EHSM 5163 - Industrial Hygiene


    CIP Code: 151501

    Description: A study of human interaction in the operations of industrial and business environments as it relates to physical, chemical, biological and ergonomic stresses. 

    Credit Hours: 3
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    Restrictions: Must be admitted to the Accelerated Bachelor's to Master's Degree Program. Credit may not be earned toward the bachelor's degree for both SAFM 4423 Industrial Hygiene Management and EHSM 5163 Industrial Hygiene.
    Note: UC
  
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    EHSM 5353 - Air Pollution Control


    CIP Code: 150703

    Description: Students will study the Clean Air Act and its requirements affecting various industries including in-depth evaluations of various control strategies to reduce emissions through pollution prevention opportunities and air pollution control devices. 

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Restrictions: Must be admitted to the Accelerated Bachelor's to Master's Degree Program. Credit may not be earned toward the bachelor's degree for both ENVM 4043 Industrial Air Pollution Control and EHSM 5353 Air Pollution Control.
    Note: UC

Environmental Management

  
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    ENVM 3023 - Introduction to Environmental Management


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    Description: An overview of the national problem of managing hazardous waste materials with regard to environmental protection. Introduces the learner to regulations, risk assessment, waste generators, storage, and information disclosure systems. Career opportunities and educational requirements will be explored.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    ENVM 3043 - Environmental Contaminants


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    Description: Sources, significance and fates of organic and inorganic contaminants found in the terrestrial, atmospheric and subsurface environments.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    ENVM 3053 - Hazardous Waste Management


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    Description: Presents a philosophical basis for corporate compliance, including strategies for the development of an environmental management program. Labeling, transportation and applicable standards including management practices in reducing waste generation, recycling and reclamation will be examined.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    ENVM 4023 - Industrial Waste Treatment


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    Description: Biological, chemical and physical treatment alternatives for hazardous and non-hazardous liquid waste streams produced by industrial processes.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    Prerequisite: CHEM 1123 General Chemistry I and ENVM 3023 Intro to Environmental Management.
  
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    ENVM 4033 - Environmental Chemistry #


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    Description: General chemical principles, including equilibrium, kinetics, organic and inorganic compounds, thermodynamics, homogeneous and heterogeneous solutions, atmospheric and soil chemistry, and acid-based and oxidation-reduction reactions, applied to environmental management.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    Prerequisite: CHEM 1123 General Chemistry I.
  
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    ENVM 4043 - Industrial Air Pollution Control


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    Description: A review of indoor and outdoor air pollutants produced by industrial processes. Special emphasis on management and technical options used to minimize production of contaminants. Industrial reporting and monitoring requirements to satisfy the Clean Air Act.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    ENVM 4053 - Environmental Toxicology


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    Description: An overview of the origins of toxicology and regulation of chemicals based upon experimental and analytical methodology. The toxicity of chemicals, their no- effect levels and thresholds, margins of safety, and bioaccumulation are studied. The effects of chemicals and how health problems are traced to environmental causes will also be reviewed.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    Prerequisite: ENVM 3023 Intro to Environmental Management or instructor permission.
  
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    ENVM 4233 - Environmental Regulatory Compliance


    CIP Code: 150703

    Description: Students will study the various federal and state laws concerning the handling, storage, transportation and disposal of hazardous materials. Includes elements of a successful auditing program, conducting an audit, and report writing.

    Credit Hours: 3
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Environmental Science

  
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    ENSC 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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    ENSC 3402 - Honors Research II


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    Description: Research and development of scholarly activity.

    Credit Hours: 2
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    Prerequisite: ENSC 3401 Honors Research I.
    Restrictions: Honors student with junior standing or above.
  
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    ENSC 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: ENSC 4402 Honors Research III.
    Restrictions: Honors student with senior standing.
  
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    ENSC 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: ENSC 3402 Honors Research II.
    Restrictions: Honors student with senior standing.
  
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    ENSC 4713 - Independent Study I


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    Description: Student research allied with instructor's environmental science research.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Note: Acceptance by the coordinator must be obtained prior to enrollment.
  
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    ENSC 4723 - Independent Study II


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    Description: Student research allied with instructor's environmental science research.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: ENSC 4713 Independent Study I.
    Note: Acceptance by the coordinator must be obtained prior to enrollment.
  
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    ENSC 4730 - Internship


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    Description: Internship in an approved professional facility.  Designed to assist students in the Environmental Science Major gain on-the-job experience. 

    Credit Hours: 3 or 6
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    Restrictions: Coordinator and College Dean permission.
    Note: May be repeated for a total of six credit hours.

Finance

  
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    FIN 2113 - Personal Financial Planning


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    Description: An introductory course covering the various problems of individual financial management. Recommended course content topics include: personal budgeting, consumer loans, credit cards, personal insurance, savings accounts, investments, social security, home purchases, financial institution services, personal taxes, wills, estate planning, retirement planning, career planning, financial planning, and lease arrangements.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    Note: Not available as finance major elective.
  
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    FIN 3013 - Money and Banking


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    Description: A study of the development of the monetary system in the United States, its policies and how they impact the banking industry, the economy, and society.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    Prerequisite: ECON 2313 Prin of Macroeconomics with a minimum grade of C.
    Cross-listed: ECON 3013.
    Note: Credit cannot be earned in both ECON 3013 and FIN 3013.
  
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    FIN 3203 - Real Estate Principles


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    Description: An introduction to the field of real estate, including legal descriptions, rights and interests, ownership, title, recordation and abstracts, contracts, mortgages, and insurance.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    Prerequisite: BLAW 3003 Business Law I with a minimum grade of C or instructor permission.
    Cross-listed: BLAW 3203.
    Note: Credit cannot be earned in both BLAW 3203 and FIN 3203.
  
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    FIN 3213 - Principles of Finance


    CIP Code: 520801

    Description: Students discuss the responsibilities of corporate managers, the dynamics of risk and required rate of return, debt and equity tradeoff,  working capital management, corporate governance and ethics as well as the impact of taxes on business decisions. Students use financial statements, financial ratios and time value of money techniques; estimate cash flows, calculate cost of capital, and apply capital budgeting tools to make long-term investment decisions; forecast financial needs, value corporate securities, develop measures of management performance; and manage challenges of financial managers in a global setting. 

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: ACCT 2103 Intro to Financial Accounting, ACCT 2203 Intro to Managerial Accounting, MATH 1513 College Algebra or MATH 1523 Functions and Change with a minimum grade of C or Math ACT score of 23 or higher, ECON 2213 Prin of Microeconomics and ECON 2313 Prin of Macroeconomics with a minimum grade of C.
  
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    FIN 3303 - Real Estate Finance


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    Description: An intensive analysis of the financing of commercial and residential real estate development and the investment opportunities offered by real estate. The course covers commercial and residential mortgaging, real estate contracts, evaluation of the purchase of rental properties, the role of appraisal in real estate financing, and real estate investing including real estate investment trust (REIT).

    Credit Hours: 3
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    Prerequisite: FIN 3213 Prin of Finance and BLAW 3003 Business Law I with a minimum grade of C or instructor permission.
  
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    FIN 3313 - Special Topics in Finance


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    Description: Designed to vary with need and interests of the students and the community for financial education.  Subjects to be covered may range over any of the various areas of financial management and financial planning.  Specific content and format will be determined by the course offered and the needs and interests of the participants.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: FIN 3213 Prin of Finance with a minimum grade of C.
    Restrictions: Junior standing or above and instructor permission.
  
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    FIN 3533 - Working Capital Finance


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    Description: Focus on the management of the current assets and liabilities of the firm. Emphasis on management of treasury functions, inventories, accounts receivables and short term borrowing. Includes credit management and control, collection methods and techniques and the credit analysis of clients.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: FIN 3213 Prin of Finance with a minimum grade of C.
  
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    FIN 3553 - Entrepreneurial Finance


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    Description: This course focuses on the financing decisions of entrepreneurs. The first part of the course emphasizes identifying and valuing entrepreneurial business opportunities. The second part addresses how and from whom entrepreneurs raise funds and how financial contracts are structured to manage risk and align incentives. The third part addresses ways in which entrepreneurs "harvest" success and value. 

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: MGMT 3263 Principles of Entrepreneurship with a minimum grade of C.
    Cross-listed: MGMT 3553.
    Note: Credit cannot be earned in both FIN 3553 and MGMT 3553.
  
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    FIN 3613 - Insurance


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    Description: A study of the basic ideas, problems and principles found in all types of modern day insurance, including fundamentals of insurance contracts, the nature of the insurance institution, and government regulation of insurance.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
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    FIN 3633 - Investments


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    Description: A first course in investments designed to develop a successful investment program. Topics include a discussion of economic and industry specific issues, a survey of securities, security analysis and valuation, securities markets, and securities laws.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: FIN 3213 Prin of Finance with a minimum grade of C.
  
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    FIN 4013 - Management of Financial Institutions


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    Description: Students identify intermediary functions and relate those to the management of financial institutions in an international environment.  They analyze financial concepts and techniques such as gap management, asset/liability management, and financial regulations related to ethical management of financial institutions.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: FIN 4233 Securities Markets with a minimum grade of C.
  
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    FIN 4023 - International Finance


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    Description: Students examine current practices and conventions of multinational firms with an emphasis on international financial theory and decision-making processes.  Students explore the environment of multinational firms and corporations, the foreign exchange market, and asset management techniques.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: FIN 3213 Prin of Finance with a minimum grade of C.
    Cross-listed: IBUS 4023.
    Note: Credit cannot be earned in both FIN 4023 and IBUS 4023.
  
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    FIN 4033 - Professional Financial Planning


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    Description: The study of the principles, concepts, ethics and applications of financial planning for the professional planner working with individuals, families, or businesses. Analytical procedures will be taught and cases used to illustrate the determination of financial goals, appropriate product selection, and planning process implementation necessary to accomplish goals.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: FIN 3613 Insurance, FIN 3633 Investments, ACCT/FIN 4323 Estate Planning, ACCT 3003 Income Tax Accounting, and ACCT 4223 Retirement and Employee Benefit Planning with a minimum grade of C.
  
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    FIN 4183 - Managerial Finance


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    Description: Financial function including analysis of financial needs, acquisition of financial resources, and the allocation of funds to finance ongoing business activity. Financial decision making involving applied economics, accounting, and statistics.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: FIN 3213 Prin of Finance and MGMT 3183 Prin of Management with a minimum grade of C.
  
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    FIN 4193 - Financial Statement Analysis


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    Description: An in-depth study of financial analysis utilizing an analytic framework and statistical tools to measure risk and predict firm performance. Computer modeling skills and techniques are developed to analyze financial or business strategies.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: FIN 3213 Principles of Finance and (ACCT 3303 Intermediate Accounting I or FIN 4183 Managerial Finance) with a minimum grade of C.
    Cross-listed: ACCT 4193.
    Note: Credit cannot be earned in both ACCT 4193 and FIN 4193.
  
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    FIN 4233 - Securities Markets


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    Description: Study of financial markets and institutions. The course covers the nature, functions, structure, and regulation of financial markets in the U.S. and internationally. Topics include: equity markets (stocks and mutual funds), debt markets (corporate and municipal), and the institutions operating in those markets.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: FIN 3213 Prin of Finance with a minimum grade of C.
  
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    FIN 4243 - Derivative Securities


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    Description: An in-depth study of the characteristics of derivative securities including call options, put options, future contracts, forward contracts, and swaps and their use by businesses and financial institutions. Additional topics include risk analysis, hedging, arbitrage, and financial engineering to achieve financial objectives.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: FIN 3633 Investments with a minimum grade of C.
  
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    FIN 4323 - Estate Planning


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    Description: In this course students apply estate planning in personal financial planning. This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the concepts of the fundamentals of estate planning, estate planning considerations and constraints, tools and techniques for general estate planning, and the tools and techniques for special estate planning situations.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: ACCT 3003 Income Tax Accounting with a minimum grade of C.
    Cross-listed: ACCT 4323.
    Note: Credit cannot be earned in both ACCT 4323 and FIN 4323.
  
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    FIN 4333 - Portfolio Management


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    Description: Studies of issues relative to portfolio construction and asset allocation. The course covers the process of setting, monitoring, and achieving portfolio objectives, diversification, hedging, and the role of ethics (fiduciary duties and responsibilities).

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: FIN 3633 Investments with a minimum grade of C.
  
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    FIN 4383 - Quantitative Analysis of Financial Decisions


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    Description: A study of the theoretical foundations and the practical application of the various techniques available to analyze long-term investment decisions of a firm. The course emphasizes the capital budgeting process, including risk analysis, real options, and the cost of capital.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: FIN 4183 Managerial Finance with a minimum grade of C.
  
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    FIN 4433 - Seminar in Finance


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    Description: Emphasis on application of finance concepts to real world problems using case studies with heavy reliance on spreadsheets models. Cases will cover financial analysis and forecasting; working capital management; capital budgeting; determination of the optimal capital structure; leasing; and other financial issues of topical interest.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: FIN 4183 Managerial Finance with a minimum grade of C.
  
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    FIN 4950 - Finance Internship


    CIP Code: 520801

    Description: Work in an approved business position related to finance. Consists of applying knowledge which has been gained while working toward a degree.

    Credit Hours: 3 or 6
    Contact Hours:

    Restrictions: Junior standing or above and Department Chair permission.
    Note: Not available as Finance elective.

French

  
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    FREN 1013 - Introduction to French Language and Cultures #


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    Description: A basic introduction to the French language and to the peoples who speak French, with emphasis on customs, traditions, and cultural heritage.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Note: Taught primarily in English, with no prior French necessary.
  
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    FREN 1113 - Elementary French I #


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    Description: Grammar and pronunciation; reading, composition and oral-aural practice.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
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    FREN 1123 - Elementary French II #


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    Description: Grammar and pronunciation; reading, composition and oral-aural practice.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: FREN 1113 Elementary French I.
  
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    FREN 2002 - French Culture #


    CIP Code:

    Description: Basic knowledge of the peoples of the world who speak French. Includes emphasis on customs, traditions and cultural heritage.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Contact Hours:

    Note: Course approach involves lectures, research, and/or travel.
  
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    FREN 2010 - Seminar #


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    Description: Courses in French language with emphasis on individual needs. Course approach may involve lectures, research and/or travel.

    Credit Hours: 1-3
    Contact Hours:

    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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    FREN 2113 - Intermediate French I #


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    Description: Grammar, composition, oral-aural practice and readings.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: FREN 1123 Elementary French II.
  
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    FREN 2123 - Intermediate French II #


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    Description: Grammar, composition, oral-aural practice and readings.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: FREN 2113 Intermediate French I.
  
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    FREN 3113 - Advanced Composition & Conversation I #


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    Description: Composition, oral reports and discussion of civilization topics.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: FREN 2123 Intermediate French II.
  
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    FREN 3123 - Advanced Composition & Conversation II #


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    Description: Composition, oral reports and discussion of French civilization topics.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: FREN 3113 Advanced Composition & Conversation I.
  
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    FREN 3203 - French Culture and Civilization #


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    Description: An examination of the culture and life-style of the French people, with emphasis on the historical, intellectual, artistic and social development of France. Readings, discussion, and audio-visual materials.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: FREN 1113 Elementary French I and FREN 1123 Elementary French II.
  
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    FREN 3503 - Readings in French Literature #


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    Description: Selected readings in contemporary French literature with emphasis on conversational and written practice.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: FREN 2123 Intermediate French II.
  
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    FREN 4093 - Methods and Second Language Acquisition Theory


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    Description: An introduction to current theories of second language acquisition and the language teaching methodologies based on these theories.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Restrictions: Junior standing or above.
  
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    FREN 4123 - Advanced French Grammar #


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    Description: Pronunciation principles, orthography and punctuation; syntactical, lexical and stylistic aspects.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: FREN 3123 Advanced Composition & Conversation II.
  
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    FREN 4410 - Seminar #


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    Description: Studies in French language and literature, with emphasis on individual needs.

    Credit Hours: 1-3
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: Completion of twelve hours of French.
    Note: Any combination of this series may be repeated with different topics for a maximum of six credit hours.
  
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    FREN 4503 - Survey of French Literature I #


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    Description: Readings, lectures, and term projects in French Literature to 1800.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: Completion of six hours of advanced French (3000 level).
  
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    FREN 4603 - Survey of French Literature II #


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    Description: Readings, lectures, and term projects in French Literature since 1800.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: Completion of six hours of advanced French (3000 level).

Geography

  
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    GEOG 2003 - Global Studies#


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    Description: A geographic approach to topics of global significance which may include the following: Population and Migration, Climate Change, International Development, and Natural Hazards and Risk Assessment. 

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Note: May be repeated with different topics; no more than six credit hours may be applied to the Geography major or minor.
  
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    GEOG 2133 - Global Economic Geography #


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    Description: Geographic analysis of the world's economic activities with particular attention to international trade and sustainable, regional development.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
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    GEOG 2243 - Fundamentals of Geography #


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    Description: A geographic perspective on globalization intended to broaden students' understanding of the interactions between earth's diverse cultures and environments. Emphasizes geographic concepts and tools to help students interpret their roles and responsibilities in today's complex, globally oriented society.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
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    GEOG 2253 - World Regional Geography #


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    Description: An analysis of the world's major regions with particular attention to conflicts, globalization, and environmental themes.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
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    GEOG 2901 - Study Abroad#


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    Description: Study Abroad students will experience other countries and cultures and will learn about those countries' geography and how that influences their governments, economies, histories, and customs.

    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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    GEOG 3033 - Environmental Geography #


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    Description: The utilization, conservation, and preservation of the world's natural resources with particular emphasis on current issues such as global warming, acid deposition, extinctions, and the like.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
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    GEOG 3343 - Extreme Weather #


    CIP Code: 450701

    Description: Extreme weather ravages our planet.  What are the impacts of these processes and events on our Earth?  Students will learn Earth's atmospheric processes at regional and global scales with emphasis on tornadoes, hurricanes, flooding, drought, climate variability, and climate change.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: Lecture: 3

  
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    GEOG 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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    GEOG 3402 - Honors Research II


    CIP Code:

    Description: Research and development of scholarly activity.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: GEOG 3401 Honors Research I.
    Restrictions: Honors student with junior standing or above.
  
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    GEOG 3513 - Map and Image Analysis #


    CIP Code: 450701

    Description: Students learn to interpret maps, globes, and atlases with an emphasis on locational systems and scale. They will gain experience using handheld GPS units and be introduced to remote sensing, including air photo interpretation and satellite imagery.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: Lecture: 3

  
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    GEOG 3553 - Physical Geography #


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    Description: Study of the earth's physical processes. The atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, and lithosphere are examined on a global scale with attention to human interactions within each sphere system.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
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    GEOG 3813 - Geographic Information Systems#


    CIP Code:

    Description: Introduction to GIS as a decision-support system using spatially-referenced data. Provides experience with GIS software in environmental and social science applications.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Note: Basic familiarity with maps and computer proficiency recommended.
  
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    GEOG 4000 - Workshop in Geography


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    Description: A concentration review of basic principles and concepts of a specific geography topic or region, focusing attention on recent changes.

    Credit Hours: 1-3
    Contact Hours:

    Note: Any combination of courses in this series may be repeated with different topics for a maximum of nine credit hours.
  
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    GEOG 4053 - Cartography #


    CIP Code: 450701

    Description: Students learn cartographic theories, techniques used to collect and analyze data, and the design and construction of maps, with an emphasis on thematic maps.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: GEOG 3813 Geographic Information Systems. Concurrent enrollment is allowed.
  
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    GEOG 4133 - Human Geography: Culture, Places and Spaces #


    CIP Code: 450701

    Description: Human geography is concerned with understanding people and the places they occupy through analyses of cultural processes, cultural identities and landscapes.  Students will learn about culture from a geographical perspective focusing on how cultures relate to the spaces and places where they originate and how they evolve over time and space.  Students examine the activities and spatial distribution of the world's major culture groups concentrating on language, religion, diet, architecture, customs, traditions, and related topics.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: Lecture: 3

  
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    GEOG 4193 - Sustainability & Urban Communities #


    CIP Code: 450701

    Description: More than half of the people in the world now live in cities.  These urban areas continue to evolve through a complex interaction of social, economic, technical and environmental systems.  Students learn the processes of urbanization and the challenges and strategies for urban sustainability with an emphasis on North American cities.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: Lecture: 3

  
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    GEOG 4273 - Natural Hazards #


    CIP Code: 450701

    Description: Natural Hazards occur everywhere.  What are their impacts and how do humans mitigate their effects?  Students learn causes, impacts, and mitigation of natural hazards with emphasis on earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunami, flooding, subsidence, landslides, desertification, coastal erosion, meteorite impacts, etc.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: Lecture: 3

  
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    GEOG 4303 - Historical Geography of the United States #


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    Description: The study of the landscape of the United States as it has changed through time.  Themes include earliest migrations, pre-Columbian cultures, European exploration, the advancing frontier, and the United States since 1900.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Cross-listed: HIST 4303.
    Note: Credit cannot be earned in both GEOG 4303 and HIST 4303
  
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    GEOG 4313 - Space, Power, & Politics #


    CIP Code: 450701

    Description: Students learn the links between space and power, how the world is shaped through political processes occurring at global, regional, national, and local scales, and how landscapes may in turn shape political processes.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: Lecture: 3

  
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    GEOG 4343 - Biodiversity & Environmental Change #


    CIP Code: 450701

    Description: Through the biosphere, Earth systems and cycles are interconnected.  How do those systems and cycles change?  Students learn past and present spatial distributions of organisms, Earth cycles, and human impacts on our Earth including pollution, habitat loss, water scarcity, and climate change. Environmental sustainability and possible solutions to current environmental issues will also be investigated.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: Lecture: 3

  
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    GEOG 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: GEOG 4402 Honors Research III.
    Restrictions: Honors student with senior standing.
  
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    GEOG 4402 - Honors Research III


    CIP Code:

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

    Credit Hours: 2
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: GEOG 3402 Honors Research II.
    Restrictions: Honors student with senior standing.
  
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    GEOG 4501 - Independent Study #


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    Description: For students who wish to study a particular geographic region in more detail or to study a selected geographic topic, the nature of which varies with the need. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credit hours.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Contact Hours:

    Restrictions: Junior standing or above and instructor permission.
  
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    GEOG 4603 - Regional Geography Topics #


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    Description: Students will learn the physical geography of a region, as well as the region's population dynamics and its economics and cultural development, and will analyze the region from a comparative perspective.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Note: Topics vary by year and the course may be repeated with different topics for a maximum of nine credit hours.
  
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    GEOG 4623 - Sustainability and Resiliency #


    CIP Code: 450701

    Description: Students examine the theory, principles, and practices of sustainability, including the impact of population, ecosystems, global change, energy, agriculture, water, environmental economics and policy, ethics, and cultural history.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: Lecture: 3

  
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    GEOG 4743 - Climate Change #


    CIP Code: 450701

    Description: Students investigate climate change over multiple spatial and time scales via a multi-disciplinary approach. Students identify pressing global and regional issues including climate variability, climate change, and water scarcity. Students also study and develop environmental sustainability techniques.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: Lecture: 3

  
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    GEOG 4803 - Geospatial Technologies


    CIP Code: 450701

    Description: Students learn about global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) and remote sensing and how to integrate these technologies into Geographic Information System (GIS) projects.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: GEOG 3813 Geographic Information Systems. 
 

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