Jan 19, 2022  
2019-20 NSU Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-20 NSU Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Courses


 

Mathematics

  
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    MATH 4113 - Differential Equations #


    CIP Code: 270103

    Description: Students will learn the theory and applications of ordinary differential equations, linear and nonlinear first order equations, second order linear equations and higher order linear equations. Introduction to the Laplace transform and applications.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    Prerequisite: MATH 2624 Calculus II and PHYS 1114 General Physics I or PHYS 2115 Engineering Physics I.
  
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    MATH 4123 - Partial Differential Equations #


    CIP Code: 270103

    Description: Series solutions of ordinary equations, Fourier series, classical second order partial differential equations, heat equation, wave equation, and Laplace’s equation. Boundary value problems and Sturm-Liouville theory.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    Prerequisite: MATH 2634 Calculus III and MATH 4113 Differential Equations.
  
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    MATH 4223 - Computer Graphics


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    Description: The study of hardware and software principles of interactive computer graphics. Topics Include an Introduction to basic concepts, 2-D and 3-D modeling and transformations, projections, rendering techniques, graphical software packages and graphics systems. An API will be used to reinforce concepts and study the fundamental algorithms.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    Prerequisite: MATH 2614 Calculus I.
    Restrictions: Programming experience is required.
  
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    MATH 4233 - Numerical Analysis #


    CIP Code: 270301

    Description: Computational methods for solving algebraic, transcendental, ordinary differential, and finite difference equations, and summation of series.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    Prerequisite: MATH 2634 Calculus III.
  
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    MATH 4243 - Elementary Number Theory #


    CIP Code: 270102

    Description: Students will learn properties of divisibility, prime numbers, continued fractions, and multiplicative functions. Students apply Fermat’s Theorem, prove properties of congruence, solve Diophantine equations, solve systems of congruences using the Chinese Remainder Theorem, and prove relationships using mathematical induction.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    Prerequisite: MATH 3703 Introduction to Proof.
  
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    MATH 4253 - Point-Set Topology #


    CIP Code: 270105

    Description: Students will prove properties of open and closed sets, metric spaces, topological spaces, continuity, compactness, separation, and connectedness.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    Prerequisite: MATH 3703 Introduction to Proof.
  
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    MATH 4283 - Statistical Inference #


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    Description: Point estimation; interval estimation; hypotheses testing; regression and correlation; analysis of variance; and nonparametric methods.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    Prerequisite: MATH 3623 Mathematical Statistics.
  
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    MATH 4303 - Complex Analysis I #


    CIP Code: 270103

    Description: Complex numbers and their algebra, analytic functions, Cauchy-Riemann conditions, differential and integral calculus of analytic functions.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    Prerequisite: MATH 2634 Calculus III.
  
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    MATH 4313 - Modern Geometries #


    CIP Code: 270104

    Description: Student will explore geometries developed since 1800. Topics include sets of axioms and finite geometries, geometric transformations, convexity, geometric topology, and non-Euclidean geometries.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    Prerequisite: MATH 3703 Introduction to Proof.
  
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    MATH 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: MATH 4402 Honors Research III.
    Restrictions: Honors student with senior standing.
  
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    MATH 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: MATH 3402 Honors Research II.
    Restrictions: Honors student with senior standing.
  
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    MATH 4403 - Mathematical Modeling#


    CIP Code: 270301

    Description: Students will practice model building, computation and simulation, model verification, interpretation, and refinement.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    Prerequisite: MATH 2634 Calculus III.
  
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    MATH 4413 - Vector Analysis #


    CIP Code: 270103

    Description: Vector algebra, vector functions of one variable, differential invariants, integral theorems, and vector spaces.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    Prerequisite: MATH 2634 Calculus III.
  
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    MATH 4613 - History of Mathematics #


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    Description: A study of the historical development of the concept of number and numeration systems, algebra, calculus, measurement, Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometries, statistics, and probability.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    Prerequisite: MATH 2624 Calculus II or MATH 3313 College Geometry.
  
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    MATH 4713 - Teaching Secondary Mathematics


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    Description: Pre-service teachers develop a unit in secondary mathematics, prepare and teach lessons in 7-12 mathematics classrooms.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    Prerequisite: MATH 3763 Teaching Mathematics and concurrent enrollment in EDUC 4032 Pre-Internship II.
  
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    MATH 4723 - Senior Seminar #


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    Description: A capstone course for the student majoring in mathematics or mathematics education. The student will analyze problems that integrate mathematical concepts developed over the student’s course of study.  Course includes directed readings, in-depth study of a selected topic, written and oral presentations, and assessment.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    Restrictions: Department Chair permission.
  
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    MATH 4810 - Seminar in Mathematics #


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    Description: Special advanced topics in mathematics.

    Credit Hours: 1-4
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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 ten credit hours.

Mathematics for Elementary Teachers

  
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    MATH 4523 - Teaching Elementary School Mathematics: Grade K-4


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    Description: How to teach the standard elementary school mathematics curriculum to children grades K-4, including the influence of cognitive development upon mathematical thought and the use of concrete models to teach concepts and algorithms.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    Prerequisite: MATH 3413 Geometry and Measurement or concurrent enrollment.
  
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    MATH 4553 - Teaching Elementary School Mathematics: Grade 5-8


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    Description: How to teach the standard elementary and middle school mathematics curriculum to children grades 5-8, including the use of concrete models to teach concepts and algorithms.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    Prerequisite: MATH 3413 Geometry and Measurement or concurrent enrollment.
  
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    MATH 4563 - Selected Topics for Elementary Teachers


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    Description: Mathematical systems, elementary algebra, probability, logic, sequences, and special topics.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    Prerequisite: MATH 4253 Point-Set Topology or Department Chair permission.
  
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    MATH 4573 - Advanced Methods of Teaching Elementary School Mathematics


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    Description: Creating and classifying mathematics activities for the elementary school classroom. Teaching mathematics concepts using games, simulation activities, problem solving quests, interest centers, concrete models and individualization. How to enrich and augment the traditional mathematics curriculum.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    Prerequisite: MATH 4523 Teaching Elementary School Mathematics: Grade K-4 and MATH 4553 Teaching Elementary School Mathematics: Grade 5-8 or instructor permission.

Media Studies

  
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    M S 1103 - Introduction to Media #


    CIP Code: 090401

    Description: Students learn fundamentals about the newspaper, television, public relations, and advertising fields.  Students learn about media convergence and the professional use of social media.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    M S 1173 - Media Software #


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    Description: Students learn fundamentals of programs such as Adobe Creative Suites programs Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    M S 2103 - Basic Writing for the Media #


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    Description: Students learn the practice of gathering, writing and evaluating news for all media.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    M S 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: VCOM 2403.
    Note: Credit cannot be earned in both M S 2403 and VCOM 2403
  
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    M S 2453 - Media Literacy #


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    Description: This course will deconstruct a variety of media including images, video, audio, television, games, and the internet.  The goal of the course is to promote awareness of the methods, issues, theories, subtleties of media content and develop the ability to ask critical questions in order to interpret mass media.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    Cross-listed: COMM 2453.
    Note: Credit cannot be earned in both COMM 2453 and M S 2453.
  
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    M S 3013 - Digital Photography #


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    Description: Students learn fundamentals of digital photography. Students learn how the media inform, illustrate and document using photographs.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    M S 3033 - Basic Advertising #


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    Description: The study of advertising today. Investigate audience definition, research, and planning, to learn about the advertising creative process, to explore the variety of advertising media choices that are available today. Learn the basics of putting the advertising campaign together.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    M S 3133 - Basic Public Relations #


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    Description: Students learn the practice of public relations as a strategic process using ethical judgment and proper action to communicate with various publics.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
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    M S 3203 - Digital Darkroom


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    Description: Students will learn image enhancement software and techniques that will apply to the creation, manipulation, enhancement, and output of digital images as it relates to various media.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    M S 3233 - Publication/Editing #


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    Description: Students learn to edit copy for all media. Students learn to tighten writing and grammatical skills with a strong emphasis on Associated Press style.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    Prerequisite: M S 1103 Intro to Media Studies and M S 2103 Basic Writing for the Media.
  
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    M S 3333 - Multimedia Writing #


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    Description: The purpose of this course is to apply and expand the reporting and writing skills learned in basic journalism so that students learn to develop stories for traditional media outlets as well as new electronic media, which is evolving daily.  Students will learn the importance of electronic media in a global world.  They will come to understand how media systems in many countries have developed differently from those in the United States.  Students will come to understand that working in a global market means that they must comprehend how media systems around the world are developed and structured.  Students will learn to thoroughly answer the journalistic how and why questions when writing about problems, trends and issues.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    M S 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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    M S 3402 - Honors Research II


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    Description: Research and development of scholarly activity.

    Credit Hours: 2
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    Prerequisite: M S 3401 Honors Research I.
    Restrictions: Honors student with junior standing or above.
  
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    M S 3513 - Media Management & Planning #


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    Description: Students learn the strategies for management and planning throughout areas central to the media sector including, but not limited to budgeting and accounting, contracts, social media and technological advances, the economy and branding.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
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    M S 3523 - Announcing #


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    Description: Covers radio, television and internet delivery announcing skills such as voice quality, articulation, enunciation, and pronunciation. The class includes preparation for opportunities in announcing employment in news, sports, commercial, voice talent, disc jockey, radio and television.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
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    M S 4063 - Advanced Advertising #


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    Description: Students learn the practice of selling, creating and producing advertising. Students also learn about the various types of advertising, including digital advertising, and administrative duties of advertising professionals.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
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    M S 4073 - Broadcast Advertising and Production #


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    Description: Study and practice selling, creating and producing radio and television advertising. Special emphasis will be on local rate cards, national rate estimation, scripting, selling, and producing radio and television commercials on all formats of electronic media including cable and the internet.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
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    M S 4093 - Copywriting/Layout #


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    Description: Study and practice of copywriting and layout for advertising, public relations, promotions, marketing, visual communication, and graphic design materials using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign software programs.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
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    M S 4113 - Digital Media Production #


    CIP Code: 090401

    Description: In a practical lab setting, students learn techniques in reporting, editing, layout and design for web-based publication, photography, and/or advertising. Students will complete weekly lab work with the staff of the student media production team.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    Prerequisite: M S 3233 Publication/Editing with a minimum grade of C.
    Restrictions: Permission of media advisor.
  
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    M S 4173 - Digital Photography II #


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    Description: Introduces student to alternative concepts and technical approaches to using photography as a creative medium. Provides advanced study in new and emerging photographic technologies and techniques.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    Prerequisite: M S 3013 Digital Photography
  
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    M S 4200 - Media Studies #


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    Description: A series of courses in special areas of mass communications studies. Includes reporting, editing, and the teaching of mass 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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    M S 4233 - Video Production #


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    Description: Students learn fundamental techniques of videography, editing and production utilizing programs such as Final Cut Pro. Students learn development of story packages.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    M S 4303 - Qualitative Research Methods #


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    Description: An introduction to the characteristics and various approaches to designing and conducting qualitative research projects in communication studies.  Students will gain hands-on experience in qualitative methods and analysis techniques.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    Cross-listed: COMM 4303.
    Note: Credit cannot be earned in both COMM 4303 and M S 4303.
  
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    M S 4333 - Media Law


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    Description: Study of legal issues of the mass media; including such legal topics as defamation, privacy, obscenity, privilege, access as they apply to the news, advertising/public relations and entertainment industries. 

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
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    M S 4393 - Web Design II


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    Description: Advanced analysis and production of interactive designs and other forms of nonlinear visual communications. Students will study and develop navigation systems, efficient information flow, and user environments.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    M S 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: M S 4402 Honors Research III.
    Restrictions: Honors student with senior standing.
  
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    M S 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: M S 3402 Honors Research II.
    Restrictions: Honors student with senior standing.
  
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    M S 4453 - Public Relations Writing #


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    Description: Students learn fundamentals of public relations writing and how to effectively distribute materials to the media. Students learn the professional use of social media.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    M S 4533 - Crisis Communication #


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    Description: Students learn about the study of crises and practices that organizations use to deal with them. Students learn about crisis management and specific ways to implement a crisis plan within an organization.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    M S 4553 - Media Campaigns & Events #


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    Description: Students learn the integration of theory, research methods and communication techniques for planning, implementing, and evaluating public relations campaigns, client proposal writing and presentation.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    Restrictions: Junior standing or above.
  
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    M S 4653 - Public Relations and the Media #


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    Description: Students learn about the relationship between the public relations profession and the journalism profession. Students learn the similarities and differences between each profession and how they work together.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    M S 4713 - Communication Ethics #


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    Description: The primary goal of this course is to stimulate a dialogue about the ethics and values inherent to human communication while sampling broadly from the array of ethical frameworks.  This course will review a number of approaches to communication ethics. In addition, because ethics are central to a number of contexts of human communication, the course will examine the interpersonal, small groups, organizational, public and mass communication contexts.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Cross-listed: COMM 4713.
    Note: Credit cannot be earned in both COMM 4713 and M S 4713.
  
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    M S 4830 - Media Studies Problems


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    Description: Individual work fitted to the special needs of student.

    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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    M S 4843 - Research for Communication


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    Description: Basic quantitative and qualitative research methods used in advertising, journalism, and public relations. Focus on research of audience behavior patterns, media buying and planning, advertising testing techniques, polling and focus group techniques.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
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    M S 4983 - Media Internship I


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    Description: Students gain supervised practical experience in a media facility; such as a newspaper, radio or television station, public relations operation, social media experience or advertising agency.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    Restrictions: Instructor permission.
  
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    M S 4993 - Media Internship II


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    Description: Supervised practical experience in a second media facility; such as a newspaper, radio or television station, public relations operation or advertising agency.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Restrictions: Instructor permission.

Medical Laboratory Science

  
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    MLS 4013 - Concepts in Immunology


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    Description: Students learn immune mechanisms of the human body involved with resistance to infection, production of allergic conditions and use of serological methods in other scientific fields.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    Restrictions: Admission into the Medical Laboratory Science Degree Completion (2+2) program.
  
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    MLS 4124 - Pathogenic Microbiology


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    Description: Students learn general aspects of infectious diseases to include all types of bacteriology. Principles of Immunology, antimicrobial agents, and vaccines will be covered.

    Credit Hours: 4
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    Restrictions: Admission into the Medical Laboratory Science Degree Completion (2+2) program.
  
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    MLS 4133 - Clinical Laboratory Genetics


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    Description: Students learn basic principles of genetics including molecular genetics. Emphasis on genetic basis of disease and genetic technology for diagnosis.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    Restrictions: Admission into the Medical Laboratory Science Degree Completion (2+2) program.
  
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    MLS 4226 - Clinical Virology/Parasitology/Mycology


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    Description: Students learn the identification, physiology, life cycles, ecology, host interactions, and infections of viruses, parasites, and fungi.

    Credit Hours: 6
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    Prerequisite: MLS 4124 Pathogenic Microbiology with a minimum grade of C.
    Restrictions: Admission into the Medical Laboratory Science Degree Completion (2+2) program.
  
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    MLS 4332 - Clinical Practicum I


    CIP Code: 511005

    Description: Students will be assigned to clinical laboratory affiliates for practical experiences in various procedures and techniques in Phlebotomy, General Laboratory Practices, Urinalysis, and Body Fluids.  This clinical practicum includes observation and the completion of the clinical competencies, including psychomotor and affective skills, signed off by the laboratory supervisor or teaching Medical Laboratory Scientist.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: MLS 4013 Concepts in Immunology, MLS 4124 Pathogenic Microbiology, MLS 4133 Clinical Laboratory Genetics, MLS 4226 Clinical Virology/Parasitology/Mycology, MLS 4613 Communications in MLS, MLS 4623 Clinical Laboratory Operations, MLS 4712 Urinalysis and Body Fluids, and MLS 4822 Laboratory Management.  Concurrent enrollment in MLS 4712 Urinalysis and Body Fluids is allowed.  All prerequisite courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C.
    Restrictions: Admission into the Medical Laboratory Science Degree Completion (2+2) program.
  
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    MLS 4334 - Advanced Clinical Hematology


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    Description: Students learn the theory and laboratory study of hematology including systematized study of disease, cell maturation and function, and methodology used in routine and special hematology studies, and in correlation of hematological findings with physiological conditions.

    Credit Hours: 4
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: MLS 4623 Clinical Laboratory Operations with a minimum grade of C.
    Restrictions: Admission into the Medical Laboratory Science Degree Completion (2+2) program.
  
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    MLS 4424 - Advanced Clinical Chemistry


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    Description: Students learn the theory and laboratory study of clinical chemistry. Students learn the theory and laboratory methodology of analytical biochemistry, instrumentation, lab mathematics, quality control, as well as routine and special procedures of medical significance.

    Credit Hours: 4
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: MLS 4623 Clinical Labortory Operations with a minimum grade of C.
    Restrictions: Admission into the Medical Laboratory Science Degree Completion (2+2) program.
  
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    MLS 4464 - Advanced Clinical Microbiology


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    Description: Students learn the theory and laboratory study of pathogenic bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi.  Topics include isolation, identification, antimicrobial susceptibility testing, and medical significance of microorganisms.  Topics of quality control, computer applications, safety and governmental regulations will also be covered.

    Credit Hours: 4
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: MLS 4124 Pathogenic Microbiology and MLS 4226 Clinical Virology/Parasitology/Mycology with a minimum grade of C.
    Restrictions: Admission into the Medical Laboratory Science Degree Completion (2+2) program.
  
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    MLS 4513 - Molecular Diagnosis


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    Description: Students learn applied genetic theory and molecular methodologies using medical genomic/proteomic assays with correlation of medical significance. Methods include PCR, flow cytometry, electrophoresis and blotting techniques.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    Prerequisite: MLS 4133 Clinical Laboratory Genetics with a minimum grade of C.
    Restrictions: Admission into the Medical Laboratory Science Degree Completion (2+2) program.
  
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    MLS 4562 - Clinical Immunology and Serology


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    Description: Students learn the theory of immunologic responses and procedures used in serological determinations as they relate to the medical significance of immunology and infectious disease.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: MLS 4013 Concepts of Immunology with a minimum grade of C.
    Restrictions: Admission into the Medical Laboratory Science Degree Completion (2+2) program.
  
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    MLS 4572 - Clinical Immunohematology


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    Description: Students learn the theory of immunohematology, fundamentals of antigen - antibody reactions, blood groups and types, compatibility testing, blood components and the lab methods used as they relate to the medical significance of immunohematology.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: MLS 4133 Clinical Laboratory Genetics with a minimum grade of C.
    Restrictions: Admission to the Medical Laboratory Science Degree Completion (2+2) program.
  
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    MLS 4613 - Communications in Medical Laboratory Sciences


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    Description: Students learn topics of concern that deal with patient and health provider communication. Students will submit informative projects/presentations utilizing various modes of communication. Topics covered will include communication skills, conflict situations, interviews, and cultural sensitivity.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Restrictions: Admission into the Medical Laboratory Science Degree Completion (2+2) program.
  
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    MLS 4623 - Clinical Laboratory Operations


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    Description: Students learn laboratory math skills directed toward current practice in the medical laboratory. These Skills include laboratory conversion of measurement, solutions and concentrations, dilutions, graphing, quality assurance, Westgard rules, principles of within-run quality control, and standardization of instrumentation.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Restrictions: Admission into the Medical Laboratory Science Degree Completion (2+2) program.
  
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    MLS 4712 - Urinalysis and Body Fluids


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    Description: Students learn theory and laboratory study of urinalysis and body fluids including methods used in instrumentation for specimen analysis, quality control and medical significance.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: MLS 4623 Clinical Laboratory Operations with a minimum grade of C.
    Restrictions: Admission into the Medical Laboratory Science Degree Completion (2+2) program.
  
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    MLS 4722 - Coagulation


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    Description: Students learn the theory and laboratory study of hemostasis including methods used in instrumentation for specimen analysis, quality control and medical significance.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: MLS 4623 Clinical Laboratory Operations with a minimum grade of C.
    Restrictions: Admission into the Medical Laboratory Science Degree Completion (2+2) program.
  
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    MLS 4812 - Research Methods in Medical Laboratory Science


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    Description: Students learn the tools and steps of research including journal review and development of research proposals. Introduction to most current acceptable writing styles for scientific papers. Course culminates in a research proposal.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: MLS 4613 Communications in Medical Laboratory Sciences and MLS 4822 Laboratory Management  with a minimum grade of C.
    Restrictions: Admission into the Medical Laboratory Science Degree Completion (2+2) program.
  
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    MLS 4822 - Laboratory Management


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    Description: Students learn basic management skills, health care delivery systems, ethics, professionalism, human resources, financial management, education methodology, and laboratory safety.

    Credit Hours: 2
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    Restrictions: Admission into Medical Laboratory Science Degree Completion (2+2) program.
  
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    MLS 4825 - Clinical Practicum II


    CIP Code: 511005

    Description: Students will be assigned to clinical laboratory affiliates for practical experiences in various procedures and techniques in the Chemistry, Hematology, Coagulation and Immunology laboratories. This practicum includes observation and the completion of the clinical competencies, including psychomotor and affective skills, signed off by the laboratory supervisor or teaching Medical Laboratory Scientist.

    Credit Hours: 5
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: MLS 4334 Advanced Clinical Hematology, MLS 4562 Clinical Immunology and Serology, and MLS 4722 Coagulation with a minimum grade of C. Concurrent enrollment in MLS 4562 Clinical Immunology and Serology is allowed.
    Restrictions: Admission into the Medical Laboratory Science Degree Completion (2+2) program.
  
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    MLS 4842 - Clinical Practicum III


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    Description: Students acquire practical experience in various procedures and techniques in Microbiology, Immunohematology, and Molecular laboratories at clinical laboratory affiliates. This clinical practicum includes observation and the completion of the clinical competencies, including psychomotor and affective skills, signed off by the laboratory supervisor or teaching Medical Laboratory Scientist.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: MLS 4464 Advanced Clinical Microbiology, MLS 4513 Molecular Diagnosis, and MLS 4572 Clinical Immunohematology with a minimum grade of C.
    Restrictions: Admission into the Medical Laboratory Science Degree Completion (2+2) program.
  
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    MLS 4900 - Special Topics in Medical Laboratory Sciences


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    Description: Subject areas to be covered may range over any of the various areas of medical laboratory sciences. Specific content and format will be determined by the specific course offered and the needs and interests of the participants.

    Credit Hours: 1-2
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    Note: May be repeated in subsequent semesters for a maximum of 2 credit hours.
  
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    MLS 4912 - Seminar in Medical Laboratory Sciences


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    Description: Students review all areas of medical laboratory science to include hematology, chemistry, urinalysis, immunohematology, immunology, coagulation, and microbiology. Course culminates in mock board of certification in preparation for American Society of Clinical Pathologists Board of Certification Examination.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Contact Hours:

    Restrictions: Admission into the Medical Laboratory Science Degree Completion (2+2) program.

Medical Technology

  
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    MEDT 4117 - Clinical Microbiology


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    Description: The theory and laboratory study of pathogenic bacteria, viruses, rickettsiae, fungi and parasites. Includes isolation, identification, antimicrobial susceptibility testing, and medical significance. 

    Credit Hours: 7
    Contact Hours:

  
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    MEDT 4125 - Clinical Chemistry I


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    Description: The theory and laboratory methodology of analytical biochemistry, clinical microscopy, urinalysis, and routine and special procedures of medical significance. 

    Credit Hours: 5
    Contact Hours:

  
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    MEDT 4236 - Clinical Hematology


    CIP Code:

    Description: Systemized study of disease, cell maturation, principles of homeostasis, methodology used in routine and special hematology studies and correlation of hematological findings with physiological conditions.

    Credit Hours: 6
    Contact Hours:

  
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    MEDT 4246 - Clinical Immunology


    CIP Code:

    Description: The theory of immunologic responses and procedures used in serological determinations; the study of immunohematology, fundamentals of antigen-antibody reactions, blood groups and types, compatibility testing, blood components, and the lab methods used as they relate to the medical significance of immunohematology immunology, and infectious disease. 

    Credit Hours: 6
    Contact Hours:

  
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    MEDT 4325 - Clinical Chemistry II


    CIP Code:

    Description: The theory and laboratory methodology of analytical biochemistry, instrumentation, lab mathematics, routine and special procedures and medical significance.

    Credit Hours: 5
    Contact Hours:

  
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    MEDT 4351 - Topics in Medical Technology


    CIP Code:

    Description: Principles and practices of the Medical Laboratory including basic management skills, quality assurance, special education methodology, computer applications, laboratory safety, and special projects in selected areas.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Contact Hours:


Military Science

  
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    MILS 1002 - Leadership Success Strategies


    CIP Code:

    Description: Required in the university induction program of all freshmen; this course addresses academic, social, vocational and other basic concerns common to first-year college students. Course forgoes small group discussion for participation in MILS 1011 Introduction to Leadership. 

    Credit Hours: 2
    Contact Hours:

    Co-requisite: MILS 1011 Military Leadership: Intro to Leadership and MILS 1010L Military Leadership: Intro to Leadership Lab.
    Note: Credit cannot be earned in both MILS 1002 and UNIV 1002.
  
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    MILS 1010L - Military Leadership: Introduction to Leadership Lab


    CIP Code:

    Description: Practical exercises and experience military/adventure skills, drill and ceremony, marksmanship, water safety, map reading, field leader reaction course, and visits to military battlefield and historical sites.  

    Credit Hours: No Credit
    Contact Hours:

    Note: Concurrent enrollment is required in MILS 1011 Military Leadership: Intro to Leadership. Open to all students.
  
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    MILS 1011 - Military Leadership: Introduction to Leadership


    CIP Code:

    Description: Examines the unique duties and responsibilities of officers. Discusses organization & role of the Army. Reviews basic life skills pertaining to fitness and communication. Analyzes Leadership values, management techniques, and expected ethical behavior.  

    Credit Hours: 1
    Contact Hours:

    Co-requisite: MILS 1010L Military Leadership: Intro to Leadership Lab.
    Note: Concurrent enrollment is required in MILS 1010L Military Leadership: Intro to Leadership Lab. Open to all students.
  
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    MILS 1020L - Military Leadership: Basic Leadership Lab


    CIP Code:

    Description: Practical exercises and experiences at leading and decision making is provided to all students. Labs include military/adventure skills, drill and ceremony, marksmanship, water safety, map reading, field leader’s reaction course, and visits to military battlefield and historical sites.

    Credit Hours: No Credit
    Contact Hours:

    Co-requisite: MILS 1021 Military Leadership: Basic Leadership.
    Note: Open to all students.
  
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    MILS 1021 - Military Leadership: Basic Leadership


    CIP Code:

    Description: Presents fundamental leadership concepts and doctrine. Practices basic skills that underlie effective problem solving. Applies active listening & feedback skills. Examines factors that influence leader and group effectiveness. Examines the officer experience.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Contact Hours:

    Co-requisite: MILS 1020L Military Leadership: Basic Leadership Lab.
  
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    MILS 1101 - Basic Rifle Marksmanship


    CIP Code:

    Description: Introduction to safe use of a firearm and practical application of rifle marksmanship. Course includes weapons safety, mechanics, capabilities and fundamentals of marksmanship. Includes visits to fire at local indoor range.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Contact Hours:

    Note: Open to all NSU students. Materials and equipment furnished by Department of Military Science.
  
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    MILS 1211 - Outdoor Field Craft and Skills


    CIP Code:

    Description: This course introduces basic military survival skills and outdoor field craft. Subjects include: cold/hot weather survival, water procurement methods, plant identification, expedient field shelters, signaling, and rappelling/mountaineering.  Advanced topics include Bivouac, Priorities of Work, Patrolling and Casualty Evacuation. 

    Credit Hours: 1
    Contact Hours:

    Note: Open to all NSU students with materials furnished by the Department of Military Science. May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of four credit hours.
  
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    MILS 2010L - Military Leadership: Individual Leadership Studies Lab


    CIP Code:

    Description: Applies practical exercises and experiences to classroom instruction. Students rotated through and evaluated in various junior leadership positions and provided feedback on performance. Labs included military/adventure skills, drill and ceremony, marksmanship, water safety, map reading, field leader’s reaction course, and visits to military and historical sites.

    Credit Hours: No Credit
    Contact Hours:

    Co-requisite: MILS 2012 Military Leadership: Individual Leadership Studies.
  
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    MILS 2012 - Military Leadership: Individual Leadership Studies


    CIP Code:

    Description: Develops knowledge of self, self-confidence, and individual leadership skills. Develops problem solving and critical thinking skills. Applies communication, feedback, and conflict resolution skills.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: MILS 1011 Military Leadership: Intro to Leadership, MILS 1010L Military Leadership: Intro to Leadership Lab, MILS 1021 Military Leadership: Basic Leadership and MILS 1020L Military Leadership: Basic Leadership Lab or approval of Professor of Military Science and Leadership.
    Co-requisite: MILS 2010L Military Leadership: Individual Leadership Studies Lab.
  
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    MILS 2020L - Military Leadership: Leadership and Teamwork Lab


    CIP Code:

    Description: Applies practical exercises and experience to classroom instruction. Students rotated through and evaluated in various leadership positions and provided feedback on performance. Labs include military/adventure skills, drill and ceremony, marksmanship, water safety, map reading, field leader’s reaction course, and visits to military battlefield and historical sites.

    Credit Hours: No Credit
    Contact Hours:

    Co-requisite: MILS 2022 Military Leadership: Leadership and Teamwork.
    Note: Open to all students.
  
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    MILS 2022 - Military Leadership: Leadership and Teamwork


    CIP Code:

    Description: Focuses on self development guided by knowledge of self and group processes. Challenges current beliefs, knowledge, and skills. Provides equivalent preparation for the ROTC Advanced course as the Leaders Training Course.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: MILS 2012/2010L Military Leadership: Individual Leadership Studies and Lab or approval of professor of Military Science and Leadership.
    Co-requisite: MILS 2020L Military Leadership: Leadership and Teamwork Lab.
    Note: Open to all students.
  
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    MILS 2101 - Advanced Rifle Marksmanship


    CIP Code: 280301

    Description: This course teaches students various methods of Advanced Marksmanship with topics including air rifle, small bore firing, advanced practical exercises of different shooting positions and marksmanship competition with other universities. Advanced topics include Close Quarters Marksmanship, Rapid Fire, Firing on the move and Two-gun. 

    Credit Hours: 1
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: MILS 1101 Basic Rifle Marksmanship or instructor permission.
    Note: May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of three credit hours.
  
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    MILS 2103 - Military Leadership: Tactics


    CIP Code:

    Description: This course provides an interdisciplinary approach to military tactics including the history of military tactics, tactical leadership, graphic control measures as a tactical language, and basics of warfare, reconnaissance and intelligence preparation.  Course includes relative civilian methodology for comparison and contrast. 

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Note: Open to all students.
  
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    MILS 2553 - Independent Study: Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency


    CIP Code:

    Description: Students earn credit for academic field experiences in a strategic language-speaking country.  Some study abroad experiences may require the completion of a project; the Military Science faculty make this determination on a case-by-case basis.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: Six hours of college level language courses completed with a minimum grade of C.
    Restrictions: Acceptance to Cadet Command Active Duty for Professional Development Training (Internship Abroad).   Enrollment by permission only.
  
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    MILS 3002 - Leader’s Training Course (LTC)


    CIP Code:

    Description: Twenty-eight day summer camp, for incoming Juniors who have no prior military experience, or have not participated in MILS 1000/2000 courses. LTC is designed to develop leadership experience that qualifies and motivates cadets to enter ROTC’s college leadership education platform. Course teaches basic military skills, as well as integrates leadership skills training: Army values and ethics, troop leading procedures, problem solving process, and goal setting.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Contact Hours:

  
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    MILS 3010L - Military Leadership: Leadership and Problem Solving Lab


    CIP Code:

    Description: Students are required to lead in field training exercises, drill and ceremony, and physical fitness training. Students learn Army Infantry Tactics and Techniques and demonstrate their leadership potential using this medium. The training is intended to prepare the cadet for the Leadership Development Assessment Course experienced normally prior to the senior year of fourth year of ROTC.

    Credit Hours: No Credit
    Contact Hours:

    Co-requisite: MILS 3014 Military Leadership: Leadership and Problem Solving.
 

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