Dec 15, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin

Courses of Instruction


Course descriptions are listed alphabetically by subject prefix. Each course description begins with a subject prefix followed by a three-digit course number and the course title. If a course includes laboratory or other special activities, that information is contained in the course description. Prerequisites and co-requisites are also listed. A prerequisite is a course, experience, or other required preparation that must be completed before the student will be permitted to enroll in the course. A co-requisite is a course, experience, or other preparation that must be completed at the same time that the student is enrolled in the listed course.

Please note, when searching courses by “Code or Number”, an asterisk (*) can be used to return mass results. For instance, a “Code or Number” search of ” 1* ” can be entered, returning all 100-level courses.

 

Art

  
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    ART 460 - New Media: 3-D Animation


    3 credit hours
    Using 3-D computer graphics techniques, students gain proficiency in virtual modeling, lighting, and shading techniques as they are applied to computer animation. Basic computer skills expected. Prerequisite(s): ART 250 .
  
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    ART 461 - New Media: Digital Printing


    3 credit hours
    Exploration of the aesthetic possibilities of digital imaging and various approaches to creative multimedia printing using multiple modes of print production and dissemination. Prerequisite(s): ART 250 .
  
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    ART 462 - Community Art


    3 credit hours
    Focuses on art that has a direct impact upon the community. Students will collaborate with community partners on murals, sculpture gardens, community gardens and other community projects. (Cross-listed with ES 410 ).
  
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    ART 470 - Sculpture: Metal Casting


    3 credit hours
    Tools, materials, and processes used in the production of cast-metal sculpture. The course includes mold making and the casting of bronze and aluminum. Prerequisite(s): ART 270 .
  
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    ART 471 - Sculpture: Stone Carving


    3 credit hours
    Tools, materials, and techniques used in the production of stone carving. Prerequisite(s): ART 270 .
  
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    ART 475 - Public Sculpture: Design, Fabrication, and Installation


    3 credit hours
    Exploring the public art process from design approval to installation. Prerequisite(s): ART 270 .
  
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    ART 476 - Sculpture: Sheet-Metal Fabrication


    3 credit hours
    Tools, materials, and processes used in production of steel sculptures. Prerequisite(s): ART 270 .
  
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    ART 480 - Performance and Installation Art


    3 credit hours
    Students create individual and group performances and installations. Major artists and trends in performance and installation art are studied and discussed. Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.
  
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    ART 491 - B.F.A. Exhibition Seminar


    2 credit hours
    Final class in the professional practices of art and assessment of student’s overall performance in the B.F.A. degree program through workshops, assignments, and the B.F.A. Exhibition Review. Normally taken during the final semester of the senior year. The grade for ART 491 is reported as A, B, C, or NC (no credit). Prerequisite(s): ART 391  and completion of, or current enrollment in, all studio coursework including six classes in the concentration.
  
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    ART 492 - Portfolio


    3 credit hours
    Development of a specific body of advanced studio work to demonstrate a mature approach to studio art. Students focus on preparing work applicable to the respective professions or to graduate school. Course may be repeated for credit as topic changes. Prerequisite(s): This course should typically be the last taken in a studio concentration. Faculty consultation and approval required.
  
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    ART 493 - Internship


    3 credit hours
    Supervised, off-campus work experience for the purpose of gaining professional knowledge, skills, and attitudes in graphic design and/or photography. A daily journal is required. Prerequisite(s): Faculty consultation and approval the semester prior to the internship.
  
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    ART 494 - BA/BS Art Seminar


    1 credit hour
    A professional development class to serve as the capstone class for the BA/BS Art major degree. It is designed to introduce and reinforce the professional practices of art and is required for the degree. Usually taken in the senior year. Restricted to BA or BS art majors with senior status.

Biology

  
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    BIO 100 - Principles of Biology


    4 credit hours
    General Education Course
    Three lectures. One two-hour laboratory. Origin, development, growth, function, reproduction, evolution, and ecology of plants and animals. This course does not count for credit toward the Biology major or minor. 
  
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    BIO 101 - The Freshman Experience in Biology


    1 credit hour
    The Freshman Experience in Biology is required of all first-year biology majors, transfer students, and students that have changed their major to Biology.  This course will prepare students for pursuing a degree in biology by exploring resources and strategies for success and introducing students to career opportunities in the discipline. Transfer students and change-of-major students, who have successfully completed a similar introduction to the major course, may petition for exemption from this requirement. This course is graded Pass/Fail. Restricted to Biology majors only.
  
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    BIO 105 - Introductory Biology I


    4 credit hours
    General Education Course
    Three lectures. One two-hour laboratory. Introduction to biology emphasizing molecular aspects of cells, genetics and physiology. Open to students in the following majors: Biology, Chemistry, Family and Consumer Sciences, Exercise & Nutrition Science, Psychology and Social Work, or by consent of instructor.
  
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    BIO 106 - Introductory Biology II


    4 credit hours
    General Education Course
    Three lectures. One two-hour laboratory. Introduction to biology emphasizing diversity of living organisms, and the biology and ecology of bacteria, fungi, plants, and animals. Open to students in the following majors: Biology, Environmental Studies,  Exercise & Nutrition Science, and Biology minors or by consent of instructor.
  
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    BIO 107 - Honors Introductory Biology I


    4 credit hours
    General Education Course
    Three lectures. One two-hour laboratory. Introduction to biology emphasizing molecular aspects of cells, genetics and physiology. A student may not receive credit for both BIO 105  and 107. Enrollment in the UM Honors Program required. 
  
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    BIO 201 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I


    4 credit hours
    Three lectures. One two-hour laboratory. Human Anatomy and Physiology I is the first of a two-semester sequence that covers the structure and function of the human body. Included is an orientation to the human body, homeostasis, tissues of the human body, the integumentary system, skeletal system, muscle, nervous system, senses, and endocrine system. This course does not count for credit toward the Biology major or minor. For non-majors and non-minors, this course does not count toward the General Education science requirements, but it can count toward additional science hours required to earn the B.S. Open to students in the following majors: Biology and Exercise & Nutrition Science. Prerequisite(s): BIO 105  or 107 .
  
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    BIO 202 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II


    4 credit hours
    Three lectures. One two-hour laboratory. Human Anatomy and Physiology II is the second of a two-semester sequence that covers the structure and function of the human body. Included is a study of the cardiovascular system, respiratory system, urinary system, fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base regulation, digestive system, immune and lymphatic systems, and reproductive system. This course does not count for credit toward the Biology major or minor. For non-majors and non-minors, this course does not count toward the General Education science requirements, but it can count toward additional science hours required to earn the B.S. Open to students in the following majors: Biology and Exercise & Nutrition Science. Prerequisite(s): BIO 201 .
  
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    BIO 205 - Ecology


    4 credit hours
    Three lectures. One three-hour laboratory. Interrelationships of living organisms and of the environmental factors that influence their behavior and distributions. Prerequisite(s): BIO 106  and ENG 102  or 104 ; BIO 105  or 107  recommended.
  
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    BIO 206 - Genetics


    4 credit hours
    Three lectures. One two-hour laboratory. Mechanisms of inheritance within plants, animals, and humans, with emphasis on molecular genetics and gene structure, as well as inheritance and evolution. Prerequisite(s): BIO 105  or 107 ;  MATH 131  or higher, or Mathematics ACT minimum subscore of 20, or Mathematics SAT minimum subscore of 444.
  
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    BIO 300 - Microbiology


    4 credit hours
    Three lectures. One three-hour laboratory. Taxonomy, morphology, and physiology of microorganisms, with emphasis on bacteria, immunological theory, and techniques. Fall Semester. Prerequisite(s): BIO 105  or 107 , and CHEM 102  or 122 .
  
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    BIO 307 - Cell Biology


    4 credit hours
    Three lectures. One three-hour laboratory. A biochemical study of eukaryotic cells. Topics will include regulation of gene expression and protein synthesis, organelle structure and function, and cellular metabolism, reproduction, and signaling. Prerequisite(s): BIO 105  or BIO 107  with a grade of C or higher, BIO 206  and CHEM 122  with a grade of C or higher.
  
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    BIO 310 - Plant Systematics


    4 credit hours
    Two lectures. Two two-hour laboratories. A study of plant diversity focusing on local examples of major plant families of the world. Special attention to biological innovations and adaptations, methods of phylogenetic reconstruction, and specimen collection and preservation. Includes collecting excursions to different habitats within the region. Prerequisite(s): BIO 106 .
  
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    BIO 341 - Anatomy


    4 credit hours
    Three lectures. One three-hour laboratory. Anatomy of humans and other vertebrate animals, emphasizing comparative function and evolution of organ systems. Junior standing required. Prerequisite(s): BIO 105  or 107  with a C or higher. BIO 106  also strongly recommended.
  
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    BIO 342 - Physiology


    4 credit hours
    Three lectures. One three-hour laboratory. Physiology of humans and other vertebrate animals. Study of the mechanisms and processes involved in biological function from cellular to organismal levels, emphasizing their roles in regulation of homeostasis. Junior standing required.  Prerequisite(s): BIO 105  or 107  with a C or higher, and CHEM 102  or 122  with a C or higher.
  
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    BIO 380 - Invertebrate Zoology


    4 credit hours
    Three lectures. One three-hour laboratory. Biology of invertebrates, with an emphasis on taxonomy, ecology, and evolution. Lab includes field collection and identification. Course includes a required field trip to Dauphin Island Sea Lab. Prerequisite(s): BIO 106 . Junior standing required.
  
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    BIO 390 - Animal Behavior


    4 credit hours
    Three lectures. One three-hour laboratory. Examination of animal communication and social interactions, focusing on mate choice, kin relationships, aggression, territoriality, and predation. Prerequisite(s): BIO 106 .
  
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    BIO 405 - Biological Topics in Environmental Studies


    3 credit hours
    Designed to introduce students to various biological topics related to environmental studies. Course may be repeated for credit if topic differs. This course does not count for credit toward the Biology major or minor. For non-majors and non-minors, this course does not count toward the General Education science requirements, but it can count toward additional science hours required to earn the B.S. Course may be repeated for credit, providing the content varies.
  
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    BIO 410 - Histology


    4 credit hours
    Three lectures. One three-hour laboratory. Detailed study of the microscopic structure of animal tissues and organs. Prerequisite(s): BIO 105  or 107 ; BIO 341  also recommended.
  
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    BIO 420 - Parasitology


    4 credit hours
    Three lectures. One three-hour laboratory. Protozoa, flatworms, roundworms, and arthropods. Prerequisite(s): BIO 106 .
  
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    BIO 425 - Molecular Biology


    4 credit hours
    Two lectures. Two two-hour labs. The study of nucleic acid structure and function, chromosomal architecture, and mechanisms of gene expression. Comparisons will be made between prokaryotic and eukaryotic molecular genetics. The lab will focus on techniques of protein, RNA, and DNA manipulations commonly used in genetic engineering and biotechnology applications. Prerequisite(s): BIO 206  with a grade of C or higher.
  
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    BIO 430 - Developmental Biology


    4 credit hours
    Three lectures. One three-hour laboratory. A study of the development of vertebrates, with special emphasis on human development. Molecular, morphological, and clinical aspects of the development of all major organ systems will be explored. Prerequisite(s): BIO 341  (or consent of instructor).
  
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    BIO 435 - Conservation Biology


    4 credit hours
    Three lectures. One three-hour laboratory. Study of the scientific efforts to document biodiversity and to understand and reduce the negative impact of human activity on the biosphere. Prerequisite(s): BIO 105  or 107 , and BIO 205 ; BIO 206  recommended.
  
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    BIO 440 - Evolution


    4 credit hours
    Three lectures. One three-hour laboratory. Organic evolution, the process and its products. Prerequisite(s): BIO 206 
  
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    BIO 450 - Immunology


    4 credit hours
    Three lectures. One three-hour laboratory. Study of the cellular and molecular basis of immunity and the physiologic operations of the mammalian immune system. Junior standing required. Prerequisite(s): BIO 105  or 107 , and CHEM 102  or 122 .
  
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    BIO 460 - Field Botany


    4 credit hours
    Two lectures. One four-hour laboratory. Taxonomy and ecology of higher plants in Alabama. Prerequisite(s): BIO 106 .
  
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    BIO 470 - Vertebrate Field Zoology


    4 credit hours
    Two lectures. Two two-hour laboratories. Biology of vertebrates, with an emphasis on taxonomy, ecology, and evolution. Lab includes field collection and identification. Course includes a required field trip to Dauphin Island Sea Lab. Prerequisite(s): BIO 106 . Junior standing required.
  
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    BIO 475 - Special Topics in Biology


    1-4 credit hours
    Designed to introduce students to new topics in biology. May be repeated twice for credit if topic is different.
  
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    BIO 480 - Special Problems in Biology


    1-4 credit hours
    Individual research problems completed under the direction of faculty. Topics vary. Course may be repeated for credit as topic changes. Open to junior or senior biology students who have a 3.0 GPA or above in all biology courses, (or consent of instructor).
  
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    BIO 490 - Senior Seminar in Biology


    3 credit hours
    The Senior Seminar in Biology is the capstone course for students majoring in biology. Students will select, present, and lead a discussion of a current primary research article. Themes for the course will change annually. Successful completion of this course is required before graduation. This course is offered every spring semester. Restricted to biology majors; Senior standing with at least 24 hours of successful completion of required biology courses.

Business Law

  
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    BL 283 - Legal Environment of Business


    3 credit hours
    A study of how business and economic life are shaped and directed by government, including the U.S. Constitution, federal and state legislation, federal regulatory agencies, and leading federal and state court decisions.
  
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    BL 384 - Business Law


    3 credit hours
    Analysis of legal problems inherent in business transactions, along with their accounting and auditing implications. Spring Semester. Prerequisite(s): BL 283  and junior standing.

Chemistry

  
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    CHEM 100 - Fundamentals of Chemistry


    4 credit hours
    General Education Course
    Three lectures. One two-hour laboratory. An introduction to the fundamental concepts of chemistry and the role of chemistry in everyday life. Discussions cover energy, foods and household products, natural and synthetic materials, waste and pollution. This course does not count toward a major or minor in chemistry.
  
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    CHEM 101 - Basic Chemistry I


    4 credit hours
    General Education Course
    Three lectures. One two-hour laboratory. Common elements and their compounds, fundamental laws and theories of chemistry, and an introduction to organic chemistry. Course intended for pre-nursing students and non-science students. May not be applied toward either major or minor. Fall Semester, Summer Session. Course open to students in the following majors: Biology, Chemistry, Famly & Consumer Sciences, and Exercise & Nutrition Science. Prerequisite(s): MATH 131  or higher, or Mathematics ACT minimum subscore of 20, or Mathematics SAT minimum subscore of 444.
  
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    CHEM 102 - Basic Chemistry II


    4 credit hours
    General Education Course
    Three lectures. One two-hour laboratory. A continuation of CHEM 101 , with particular emphasis on general concepts of organic and biological chemistry at an elementary level, for students interested in family and consumer sciences, nursing, and some health-related programs. An introduction to organic chemistry that includes selected methods of preparation, principles of reactions, and chemical properties of the major classes of compounds. Spring Semester. May not be applied toward either major or minor. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 101 .
  
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    CHEM 121 - General Chemistry I


    4 credit hours
    General Education Course
    Three lectures. One three-hour laboratory. A comprehensive study of the fundamental facts, principles, and theories of chemistry. Topics covered include units, problem solving, atoms, elements formulas, nomenclature, chemical reactions and equations, stoichiometry, atomic structure, periodicity, and theories of bonding and structure. Open to students in the following majors: Biology, Chemistry, Exercise & Nutrition Science and Mathematics or by consent of instructor. Students who have not successfully completed a high school chemistry course are strongly encouraged to complete CHEM 101  before enrolling in this course. Prerequisite(s): MATH 131  or higher, or Mathematics ACT minimum subscore of 20, or Mathematics SAT minimum subscore of 444.
  
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    CHEM 122 - General Chemistry II


    4 credit hours
    General Education Course
    Three lectures. One three-hour laboratory. A continuation of the introductory studies of basic facts, principles, and theories beyond those of CHEM 121 . Topics covered include solid, liquid, and gaseous states; an introduction to chemical equilibria including acid base chemistry; thermodynamics and electrochemistry. Spring Semester. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 121  with a C or better.
  
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    CHEM 185 - Survey of Chemistry


    1 credit hour
    One lecture. This course provides an overview of the nature of Chemistry in modern context and its relation to other disciplines. Students will learn about chemistry as a profession and the discipline as it pertains to the University of Montevallo including research, tutoring, mentoring, laboratory assistant and service opportunities.  This course is graded pass/fail. Chemistry major Prerequisite(s) with concurrency allowed: Chemistry major (or consent of instructor).
  
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    CHEM 221 - Organic Chemistry I


    4 credit hours
    Three lectures. One three-hour laboratory. An introduction to nomenclature, selected methods of preparations, and selected chemical properties of the following classes of organic compounds: alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alkyl halides, aldehydes and ketones, carboxylic acids, esters, ethers, alcohols and thiols, amides, anhydrides, and amines. Fall Semester. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 102  or 122  with grade of C or better.
  
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    CHEM 222 - Organic Chemistry II


    4 credit hours
    Three lectures. One three-hour laboratory. An introduction to reaction mechanisms, stereochemistry, and spectroscopy (IR, MS, NMR, UV) as they may be applied to the classes of compounds studied in CHEM 221 . Spring Semester. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 221  with a C or better.
  
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    CHEM 255 - Chemical Computations


    3 credit hours
    Three lectures. An introduction to the use of standard software packages for carrying out scientific calculations and scientific presentations. The primary emphasis will focus on spreadsheets, scientific drawing programs, and molecular modeling. Topics will include data entry and manipulation, graphing, statistical analysis, chemical structure and model building, and use of these programs in scientific written and oral presentations. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 122 .
  
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    CHEM 320 - Analytical Chemistry


    4 credit hours
    Three lectures. One three-hour laboratory. An introduction to the theory and practice of analytical chemistry, with an emphasis on classical volumetric and gravimetric techniques. A brief introduction to spectrophotometric and electrochemical techniques will be presented at the end of the term. Topics covered include acid-base and solubility equilibria, complex formation equilibria, and oxidation-reduction equilibria. Fall Semester. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 122  with a grade of C or better.
  
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    CHEM 321 - Physical Chemistry I


    4 credit hours
    Three lectures. One three-hour laboratory. Physiochemical properties of matter in the gaseous, liquid, and solid states; solutions, equilibrium, kinetics, and thermodynamics of chemical reactions. Fall Semester. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 221 , PHYS 202  or 242 , and MATH 170 .
  
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    CHEM 322 - Physical Chemistry II


    4 credit hours
    Three lectures. One three-hour laboratory. Symmetry, quantum mechanics, molecular spectroscopy, chemical bonding, x-ray diffraction, and kinetics. Spring Semester. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 321  and MATH 171 . MATH 272  is recommended.
  
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    CHEM 370 - Biochemistry I


    4 credit hours
    Three lectures. One three-hour laboratory. Metabolism, energetics, enzyme kinetics, nutrition, biosynthesis of proteins, and concepts in molecular biology. Spring Semester. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 221  and junior level standing (or consent of instructor).
  
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    CHEM 375 - Environmental Sampling


    2 credit hours
    One two-hour laboratory. Students learn the methods and instruments used to sample chemical, bacteriologic, hydrologic, and meteorologic data. This course entails extensive laboratory time and field work at the local UM Ebenezer Swamp Ecological Preserve. Topics vary. Course may be repeated for credit as topic changes. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 121  and BIO 205 . (CHEM 222  and 320  strongly recommended but not required)
  
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    CHEM 380 - Special Projects in Chemistry


    1-6 credit hours
    For students requiring special skills in chemistry. Credit commensurate with complexity and effort required. Topics vary. Course may be repeated for credit as topic changes. Junior standing and consent of instructor required.
  
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    CHEM 420 - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry


    4 credit hours
    Three lectures. One two-hour laboratory. Detailed discussions of theories of bonding and group theory, with applications to interpretation and understanding of the structure, spectra, and magnetic properties of coordination compounds. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 222  with a C or better.
  
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    CHEM 421 - Advanced Physical Organic Chemistry


    3 credit hours
    The theory and mechanism of organic transformations. Emphasis on the physical and mechanistic basis of organic chemistry rather than on synthetic applications. Topics include organic structure, molecular dynamics, symmetry, stereochemistry of reactions, and energetics of reaction paths.
  
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    CHEM 431 - Research Project


    4 credit hours
    Special project to be completed while working with a faculty member as a mentor. Students survey the literature, design and perform experiments, interpret results, and write or present a paper based on the research. Topics vary. Course may be repeated for credit as topic changes. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    CHEM 440 - Special Topics in Chemistry


    3-4 credit hours
    A discussion of recent advances in theory, instrumentation, or techniques in analytical, inorganic, or physical chemistry. Topics vary. Course may be repeated for credit as topic changes. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    CHEM 450 - Instrumental Analysis


    4 credit hours
    Three lectures. One three-hour laboratory. Theory and application of physiochemical methods of analysis, including electroanalytical, spectrophotometric, and chromatographic methods. Prerequisite(s) with concurrency allowed: CHEM 222  (may be taken concurrently).
  
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    CHEM 490 - Chemistry Seminar I


    1 credit hour
    Students will choose a chemistry seminar topic and begin developing an oral and written presentation to be offered during the spring semester of their senior year. This course is graded pass/fail and is offered only during the Fall semester. Limited to senior chemistry majors.
  
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    CHEM 491 - Chemistry Seminar


    2 credit hour
    Students will present an oral seminar on a chemistry topic. The student will also prepare a research paper reflecting the chemistry presented in the oral seminar. Chemistry major and Senior standing.

Communication Science and Disorders

  
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    CSD 101 - Survey of Communication Disorders


    3 credit hours
    General overview across the life span and basic introduction to speech-language pathology and audiology. 
  
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    CSD 253 - Applied Phonetics in Communication Disorders


    3 credit hours
    Introduction to the International Phonetic Alphabet system of phonetic analysis, speech sound production, analysis and transcription of normal and disordered articulation. Multi-cultural aspects are included. Restricted to CSD majors.
  
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    CSD 291 - Normal Language Development


    3 credit hours
    Theories of normal language development, knowledge of child development in general, and knowledge of the sequence of language development from birth to adolescence. Restricted to CSD majors.
  
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    CSD 300 - Introduction to Research and Technical Writing


    2 credit hours
    This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of research. Students will develop skills for evaluating basic and applied research within the field. Technical writing is emphasized. Students are encouraged to develop and propose an undergraduate research course.An introduction to the fundamentals of research. Students will develop skills for evaluating basic and applied research within the field. Technical writing is emphasized. Students are encouraged to develop and propose an undergraduate research course.  Prerequisite(s): “C” or higher in CSD 101 CSD 253  and CSD 291 .
  
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    CSD 350 - Interprofessional Collaboration for Allied Health


    3 credit hours
    This course is designed to facilitate an understanding of interprofessional collaborative practice across a variety of education settings, professional service agencies and health-care related settings outpatient clinics, social work agencies, hospitals, nursing homes, public schools, early intervention settings, and other related settings. This course is open to all majors, but is geared toward majors in the human service professions.
  
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    CSD 380 - Anatomy and Physiology of Speech


    3 credit hours
    Anatomy, physiology, and physics of speech production, with a survey of experimental work. Restricted to CSD majors.
  
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    CSD 385 - Multicultural Issues


    1-3 credit hours
    Investigation of impact of cultural diversity upon human development, education, communication skills, family functioning, and social problems across the life span. Sensitivity to the varying needs of ethnic groups and the disabled is stressed. Review of interpersonal skills needed to relate to persons from diverse cultures is included.
  
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    CSD 393 - Language Disorders: Assessment and Intervention


    3 credit hours
    Analysis of assessment and intervention procedures used in treatment of language disorders. Restricted to CSD majors. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in CSD 101 , 253 , and 291 .
  
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    CSD 394 - Articulation and Phonological Development: Assessment and Intervention


    3 credit hours
    Theories of articulation and phonological development. Sequence of normal articulation and phonological development. Analysis of assessment and intervention process and strategies. Restricted to CSD majors. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in CSD 101 , 253 , and 291 .
  
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    CSD 401 - Introduction to Clinical and Educational Interventions for Autism


    3 credit hours
    Students will be introduced to the characteristics associated with autism and exposed to diagnostic requirements. Learners will describe challenges faced by individuals with autism, identify evidence-based interventions, and design accommodations and modifications appropriate for this population. Learners will develop lesson plans or treatment materials.
  
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    CSD 411 - Introduction to Audiology


    3 credit hours
    This course will expose students to the basics of hearing science, the nature of hearing loss, and the key techniques and underlying principles of hearing assessment. Restricted to CSD majors. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in CSD 101 , 253 , and 291 .
  
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    CSD 463 - Clinical Observation


    1 credit hour
    Provide the student with an experience observing speech-language pathology services in a video lab, supervised by clinical supervisors. Restricted to CSD majors. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in CSD 393  and 394 .
  
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    CSD 464 - Senior Seminar


    3 credit hours
    This capstone course will involve a variety of learning activities designed to facilitate the transition into clinical activities required in graduate studies. Restricted to CSD majors. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in CSD 393  and 394 .
  
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    CSD 471 - Aural Rehabilitation


    3 credit hours
    This course will expose students to the implications of hearing loss and the key techniques and underlying principles of auditory (re)habilitation. Restricted to CSD majors. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in CSD 411 , (or consent of instructor).
  
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    CSD 473 - Introduction to Medical Speech-Language Pathology


    3 credit hours
    This required course will focus on the various neurogenic communication disorders assessed and treated by a speech-language pathologist in the medical setting. Various disorders will be presented with assessment and treatment techniques briefly discussed to introduce the student learner to adult communication disorders. Examples of disorders will be discussed including: aphasia, traumatic brain injury, various types of dementia, and various types of motor-speech disorders. Restricted to CSD majors. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in CSD 380 .
  
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    CSD 475 - Speech Science


    3 credit hours
    Comprehensive study of the physiological and acoustical aspects of speech production. Restricted to CSD majors. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in CSD 380 , (or consent of instructor).
  
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    CSD 481 - Clinical Policies and Procedures


    3 credit hours
    A study of clinical procedures, techniques, and skills necessary for clinic practice in speech-language pathology. Restricted to CSD majors. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in CSD 393  and 394 .
  
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    CSD 495 - Introduction to Voice and Fluency Disorders


    3 credit hours
    An introduction to the study of normal voice production and voice disorders, as well as the etiology and management of fluency disorders in children and adults. Restricted to CSD majors. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in CSD 101 , 253 , and 291 .
  
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    CSD 498 - Special Studies in Communicative Disorders


    1-3 credit hours
    Investigation of communicative disorders in traditional or non-traditional framework, special project, interim course, or other model. Restricted to CSD majors.

Communication Studies

  
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    COMS 101 - Foundations of Oral Communication


    3 credit hours
    General Education Course
    Foundation in the principles of communication focusing on understanding the intrapersonal, interpersonal and group, organizational, cultural, and public communication climates within which the students interact daily. Provides students the opportunity to study and practice effective communication and to prepare for real-life situations.
  
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    COMS 102 - Honors Foundations of Oral Communication


    3 credit hours
    General Education Course
    Principles of foundations of communications for Honors Program students.
  
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    COMS 140 - Principles of Public Speaking


    3 credit hours
    The study and application of audience analysis, content creation, speech occasion, social context, and ethical communication through the performance and analysis of multiple public speeches.  Prerequisite(s): COMS 101  (or 102 ).
  
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    COMS 141 - Interpersonal Communication


    3 credit hours
    Study and practice of effective dyadic communication in family, social, and work environments. Explores development of the self-concept, perception, language, nonverbal communication, and conflict management.
  
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    COMS 200 - Introduction to Communication Research Methods


    3 credit hours
    Study, application, and evaluation of quantitative and qualitative research methods employed in scholarly communication research. Includes experimental, survey, textual analysis, and ethnography. Prerequisite(s): COMS 101  (or 102 ).
  
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    COMS 220 - Introduction to Public Relations


    3 credit hours
    Introduction to the strategic management function of communication in public relations. Includes an overview of public relations planning and ethics for the contemporary corporate communicator.
  
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    COMS 299 - Career and Professional Development


    3 credit hours
    Overview of career development and successful job search strategies. Topics include: career assessment, resume writing, interview skills, career advancement, and communication in the workplace. Required for all COMS majors. Open to all majors.  Prerequisite(s): COMS 101  (or 102 ).
  
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    COMS 310 - Social Media and Public Relations


    3 credit hours
    Communication techniques to build personal/corporate brands and use of social media and web tools to engage customers. Application of social media strategies to organizational needs.  Class format includes lecture, discussion, case study analysis, and team projects. Prerequisite(s): COMS 101  (or 102 ) and 220 .
  
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    COMS 320 - Communication Theory


    3 credit hours
    Effect of communication theories on interpersonal, group, public, and other communication contexts. Formulation and evaluation of communication theories.
  
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    COMS 330 - Persuasion


    3 credit hours
    Study and application of theories and practices of persuasive messages used strategically to influence human behavior and actions. Includes critical analysis and public performance of persuasive strategies with a focus on ethical communication Prerequisite(s): COMS 101  (or 102 ) and  140 .
  
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    COMS 344 - Organizational Communication


    3 credit hours
    Examines communication patterns in businesses and organizations. Applies management and communication theories to workplace topics such as conflict, decision-making, diversity, leadership, and power.
  
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    COMS 350 - Nonverbal Communication


    3 credit hours
    Communication beyond the spoken or written word, including personal appearance, touch, space, eye contact, gestures, chronemics, olfaction, body adornment, and body language.
  
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    COMS 355 - Intercultural Communication


    3 credit hours
    An introduction to human communication as it reflects and shapes culture. Emphasizes communication’s role in living, socializing, and working effectively in a culturally and co-culturally diverse world.  Prerequisite(s): COMS 101  (or 102 ).
  
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    COMS 360 - Small Group Communication


    3 credit hours
    Nature, uses, and types of group discussion, including leadership, group problem solving, and the individual’s role in a group.
  
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    COMS 365 - Family Communication


    3 credit hours
    Effect of communication in family relationships. Functional and dysfunctional family systems across a wide range of structures and cultural backgrounds are examined.
  
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    COMS 375 - Gender Communication


    3 credit hours
    Development, usage, and effects of gendered communication interpersonally and in organizational settings.
 

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