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New Courses 2015-2016

The following courses have been approved during the 2015-2016 academic year:

APMU 101  Hand Drumming for Everyone (1)  A
An exploration of music associated with the hand drums and preparation for group performances.  Ensembles will meet for two 75 minute meetings weekly to develop ensemble performance skills.  In addition, students are expected to practice their individual parts and participate in active focused listening assignments on a weekly basis.  Offered each semester. *Four semester hours must be completed to fulfill the general studies requirement.

APMU 201  Jazz Ensemble (1)  A
An exploration of music associated with the jazz ensemble and preparation for group performances.  Ensembles will meet for two 75 minute meetings weekly to develop ensemble performance skills.  In addition, students are expected to practice their individual parts and participate in active focused listening assignments on a weekly basis.  Prerequisite: Consent. Offered each semester.  *Four semester hours must be completed to fulfill the general studies requirement. 

ART 220  Introduction to Glass (4)  A
An introduction to making art with glass taught through a series of hands-on projects.  In addition, the Chrysler Museum’s extensive contemporary and historical glass collection and interaction with visiting and resident glass artists are utilized. Offered each spring.

CHEM 425  Medicinal Chemistry (4)
A comprehensive, yet balanced introduction, to medicinal chemistry with an emphasis on the chemical and pharmaceutical principles related to understanding structure-activity relationships and molecular mechanisms of drug action. The course will cover the discovery and design of drugs, pharmacokinetics, drug metabolism, natural product discovery and isolation, organic synthesis, as well as drug development from the research stage through to marketing of the final product.  Prerequisites: CHEM 222 and CHEM 330.  Offered winter or spring of even-numbered years.

CJ 222 Victimology (4) 
A comprehensive understanding of victimization while also considering innovative strategies and applied solutions for victim-oriented services.  Includes 1) criminal victimization and its consequences, 2) responses to victims of crime, and 3) contemporary issues in victimology.  Prerequisite: CJ 100.  Offered fall of even numbered years or intermittently.

CJ 290 Extreme Murder (4) 
Studies serial homicides and investigates serial killers and mass murders.  Become knowledgeable on risk factors and basic theoretical explanations, and understand the impact of these rare events on society.  Reviews response options for criminal justice professionals.  Prerequisite: CJ 100.  Offered intermittently.

CS 470 Internship in Computer Science (2-4) 
An intensive CS project conducted in a professional setting.  Pass/Fail only.  Prerequisites: junior or senior status, 2.5 cumulative GPA, and consent.  Offered on demand.

ENG 372  American Realism and Naturalism (4)  W
Seminar examining literary movements of realism and naturalism in later nineteenth and early twentieth century American writing emphasizing responses to the increasing influence of industrialism, capitalism, and territorial expansion on the cultural norms of a rapidly changing population.  Authors include Twain, Henry James, Chopin, Crane, Wharton, Chesnutt, Norris, Dreiser, etc.  Prerequisites: Any “T” course and ENG 105 with a grade of C or higher.  Offered spring of even-numbered years.

MATH 470 Internship in Mathematics (2-4)  An intensive mathematics project conducted in a professional setting.  Pass/Fail only.  Prerequisites: junior or senior status, 2.5 cumulative GPA, and consent.  Offered on demand.

MBE 360  Operations Management (4)   
Reviews essential qualitative and quantitative techniques used in business decision-making and problem solving.  Includes decision analysis, forecasting, linear programming, project scheduling, inventory cost minimization, TQM, process and queuing analysis.  Emphasizes the practical application of these techniques to production and operations management problems in both the manufacturing and service sectors.  Prerequisites: ISP 101, MATH 210 and MBE 301.  Offered spring of even-numbered years.

MUS 318  Great Works (4)   A, W
A focused musical study of historically significant works curated within a particular topic (topics may include Popular Music, Symphonic Music, or Choral Music).  Each class will also connect the music to its place in a larger historical context.  This course may be repeated as the topics change.  Prerequisite: ENG 105 with a grade of C or higher.  Offered each spring.

POLS 202 Politics and Film (4)
A use of film to explore basic concepts within political science.  Topics include war and peace, democratic governance, and social justice.  Offered on demand.

WGS 350  Topics in Women’s and Gender Studies (4)  W
A study of selected issues within Women’s and Gender Studies.  The course will include a variety of feminist, gender, sexuality, and/or cultural theories in the context of a particular issue or topic.  Specific topics are available before registration begins each semester.  May be repeated for credit as topics change.  Prerequisites: WGS 219, and ENG 105 with a grade of C or higher. Offered intermittently.

Experimental Courses

ENG/POLS 282  Irish Literature and Politics (4)
A cross-disciplinary study away course in Ireland that explores the complex interplay between Irish people’s views of society and the “lived” Irish experience.  In particular, the course considers the ways in which social institutions and systems influence cultural literary products, while these literary products also influence social institutions and systems.  This course does not fulfill the “T” requirement.  Prerequisite: ENG 105 with a grade of C or higher.  Offered select summer sessions.

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