Nov 13, 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.

 

Exercise & Nutrition Science

  
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    EXNS 398 - Exercise Testing and Evaluation


    4 credit hours
    Comprehensive, functional, and diagnostic examination of the cardiovascular responses to graded exercise testing. Emphasis given to electrophysiology, mechanisms of arrhythmias, normal electrical activation of the heart, axis determination, and the normal 12-lead electrocardiogram. Includes lectures, demonstrations, and a separate two-hour laboratory experience each week designed to increase knowledge and application of the course content. Prerequisite(s): Restricted to Exercise & Nutrition Science majors, and junior or senior standing. Prerequisite(s) with concurrency allowed: EXNS 380  and BIO 201 .
  
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    EXNS 400 - The Curriculum in Physical Education


    3 credit hours
    Curricular designs and selected areas of study in health and physical education. Admission to the TEP required.
  
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    EXNS 411 - Developing Creativity Outdoors


    3 credit hours
    Contributions to a child’s creativity through exploration, discovery, and direct experiences utilizing the natural environment as a learning laboratory, through physical-education activities.
  
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    EXNS 420 - Evaluation in Physical Education


    3 credit hours
    Examination and description of the tools and techniques necessary in appraising the extent to which physical-education objectives are achieved. Admission to the TEP required.
  
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    EXNS 421 - The Curriculum in Health


    3 credit hours
    Analysis of basic principles, techniques, and methods of curriculum development for school health instruction. Emphasis on selection of subject matter, scope and sequence, and various curriculum designs, as well as teaching strategies, in a comprehensive school health curriculum.
  
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    EXNS 422 - The School Health Program


    3 credit hours
    Correlation and integration of health instruction with the total seven other components of the school program will be reviewed. Advances and recent developments in the field of health will also be explored.
  
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    EXNS 430 - Methods of Teaching Physical Education in the Middle and Secondary Schools


    3 credit hours
    Designed for students majoring in Exercise & Nutrition Science and preparing to teach physical education in the middle and secondary schools. Field-based for 10 weeks. Admission to the TEP required.
  
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    EXNS 440 - Seminar in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation


    3 credit hours
    Study of developments in the field of education, with particular emphasis on health and physical education. Current issues will be researched with special attention to the application to research.
  
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    EXNS 465 - Community Nutrition I Supervised Practice


    3 credit hours
    The community nutrition supervised practice rotation is designed to offer experiential training in the area of community nutrition to students in the Coordinated Program. Students will work under the direction of a community Registered Dietitian in the Shelby County Health Department and participate in the delivery of nutrition services to the community. The course includes 200 hours of specified work experience at the assigned internship site. Admittance into the Coordinated Program in Dietetics required.
  
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    EXNS 466 - Community Nutrition II Supervised Practice


    3 credit hours
    The community nutrition supervised practice rotation is designed to offer experiential training in the area of community nutrition to students in the Coordinated Program. Students will work under the direction of a community Registered Dietitian in the Shelby County Health Department and participate in the delivery of nutrition services to the community. The course includes 200 hours of specified work experience at the assigned internship site. Admittance into the Coordinated Program in Dietetics required.
  
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    EXNS 467 - Foodservice Management I Supervised Practice


    3 credit hours
    The food service supervised practice rotation is designed to offer experiential training in the area of food service to students in the Coordinated Program. Students will work under the direction of a Registered Dietitian in the Shelby County school system. Each week during the semester, students will spend approximately 16 hours per week at the assigned school. The course includes 200 total hours of specified work experience at the assigned internship site. Prerequisite(s): Admittance into the Coordinated Program in Dietetics.
  
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    EXNS 468 - Foodservice Management II Supervised Practice


    3 credit hours
    The food service supervised practice rotation is designed to offer experiential training in the area of food service to students in the Coordinated Program. Students will work under the direction of a Registered Dietitian in the Shelby County school system. Each week during the semester, students will spend approximately 16 hours per week at the assigned school. The course includes 200 total hours of specified work experience at the assigned internship site.   Admittance into the Coordinated Program in Dietetics required.
  
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    EXNS 469 - Clinical Nutrition I Supervised Practice


    3 credit hours
    The clinical nutrition supervised practice rotation is designed to offer experiential training in the area of clinical nutrition to students in the Coordinated Program. Students will work under the direction of a Registered Dietitian at the Shelby Medical Center and the Shelby Ridge Rehab Select long-term care facility. The course includes 200 hours of specified work experience at the assigned internship site. Admittance to the Nutrition and Wellness Coordinated Program in Dietetics required.
  
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    EXNS 470 - Clinical Nutrition II Supervised Practice


    3 credit hours
    The clinical nutrition supervised practice rotation is designed to offer experiential training in the area of clinical nutrition to students in the Coordinated Program. Students will work under the direction of a Registered Dietitian at the Shelby Medical Center and the Shelby Ridge Rehab Select long-term care facility. The course includes 200 hours of specified work experience at the assigned internship site. Admittance to the Nutrition and Wellness Coordinated Program in Dietetics required.
  
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    EXNS 471 - Applied Research in Food Science


    3 credit hours
    Factors affecting the functions of various ingredients in foods, including portions, temperatures, preparation techniques, utensil selection, and ingredient substitutions. Students use food-science knowledge to plan, conduct, and report about an individual experiment. Prerequisite(s): FCS 170 .
  
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    EXNS 472 - Adapted Physical Education


    3 credit hours
    Content, organization, conduct, and application of activities designed for individuals with permanent or temporary physical limitations. Restricted to Exercise & Nutrition Science majors only, and junior or senior standing. Prerequisite(s): EXNS 211 .
  
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    EXNS 473 - Human Nutrition and Metabolism I


    3 credit hours
    EXNS 473 is the first of a two-semester sequence of courses that addresses the integration of physiological, biochemical, and chemical principles in an in depth study of human nutrition and intermediary metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, and nucleic acids. Prerequisite(s): BIO 341  and 342 ; EXNS 380 .
  
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    EXNS 474 - Human Nutrition and Metabolism II


    3 credit hours
    EXNS 474 is the second of a two-semester sequence of courses that addresses the integration of physiological, biochemical, and chemical principles in an in-depth study of human nutrition and intermediary metabolism of vitamins and minerals. In addition, this course focuses on advanced concepts related to fluid and electrolyte balance and the interrelationships between the regulation of macronutrient metabolism and energy balance in both health and disease. Prerequisite(s): BIO 341  and 342  and EXNS 473  with a minimum grade of C, and EXNS 380 .
  
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    EXNS 480 - Workshop in Health, Safety, and Physical Activity for the Elementary School Teacher


    1 credit hour
    The course explores health, safety, and physical activity concepts and skill-development strategies that are appropriate for the K-6 classroom.
  
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    EXNS 481 - Exercise and Disease


    3 credit hours
    This course provides a common ground between medical and exercise professionals, creating a more collaborative approach to patient care. A framework for optimizing patients’ and clients’ functionality by keeping them physically active will be emphasized. This course will outline why exercise is significant in the treatment and prevention of disease, advises medical and exercise professionals in considering proper exercise prescription protocols, and provides evidence-informed guidance on devising individualized exercise programs.
  
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    EXNS 482 - Organization and Administration of Physical Education


    2 credit hours
    Problems and issues involved in the organization and administration of physical-education programs in elementary and secondary schools. Exercise & Nutrition Science majors only.
  
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    EXNS 483 - Nutrition Care Process I


    3 credit hours
    Foundations of client interviewing and counseling, methods of education, health behavior concepts, nutrition assessment, documentation techniques, medical terminology, weight management, eating disorders, fluid and electrolyte balance, diabetes, and tube feeding. Prerequisite(s): BIO 341  and 342 .
  
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    EXNS 484 - Nutrition Care Process II


    3 credit hours
    Application of clinical nutrition foundations to disease systems; case-study approach to medical nutrition therapy. Prerequisite(s): EXNS 483 .
  
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    EXNS 485 - Life Cycle and Community Nutrition


    3 credit hours
    Human nutrition needs from conception through old age; emphasis on nutrition services and resources available in a community for individuals of all ages. Prerequisite(s): FCS 281  or equivalent.
  
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    EXNS 486 - Seminar in Exercise and Nutrition Science


    1 credit hour
    This course is designed to prepare students for the process of applying for career positions and/or graduate school. Students will develop, write, and refine any written application material, which will include, but not limited to, a resume, cover letter, and/or personal statement. Special emphasis will also be placed on information regarding the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Other topics of focus will also include the application interview process, as well as databases for searching appropriate job postings or graduate academic programs. Restricted to Exercise and Nutrition Science majors, and junior or senior standing. Prerequisite(s): EXNS 380 .
  
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    EXNS 487 - Counseling and Wellness


    3 credit hours
    This course is designed to provide Health Promotion, Strength and Conditioning, Allied Health, and Nutrition & Wellness students with the knowledge and skills to develop and implement appropriate basic counseling skills to become more effective educators by helping clients and consumers understand and apply designated concentration principles using a “guided” counseling approach. The basic counseling skills will consist of active listening, open questioning, reflection, summarization and clarification. Restricted to Exercise and Nutrition Science majors, and junior or senior standing. Prerequisite(s): EXNS 380 .
  
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    EXNS 488 - Advanced Performance Testing and Evaluation


    3 credit hours
    This course is designed to expose students to advanced performance testing techniques. Heavy emphasis will be placed on the collection of baseline data, as well as the assessment and evaluation of said data. Hands-on testing opportunities will be provided throughout the semester, where students will be expected to administer a battery of performance tests. The overall goal of this course is to provide an assortment of hands-on experiences in an effort to prepare students seeking a career as a strength and conditioning coach or specialist. This course will be linked to a strength and conditioning certification, which the students can earn by applying for the certification, paying for the certification test, and passing the test.  Junior or senior standing required. Prerequisite(s): EXNS 496 . Prerequisite(s) with concurrency allowed: EXNS 499 
  
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    EXNS 489 - Methods of Teaching Physical Education in the Elementary School


    3 credit hours
    Emphasis on planning, organization, and management strategies, as well as instructional strategies. Course is field-based for 10 weeks at an elementary school. Admission to the TEP required.
  
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    EXNS 490 - Health Promotion Internship


    3-12 credit hours
    Fall and Spring Semesters and Summer Sessions. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    EXNS 491 - Seminar in Professional Development


    1 credit hour
    This course is designed to prepare students for the process of applying for career positions and/or graduate school. Students will develop, write, and refine any written application material, which will include, but not limited to, a resume, cover letter, and/or personal statement. Special emphasis will also be placed on information regarding the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Other topics of focus will also include the application interview process, as well as databases for searching appropriate job postings or graduate academic programs.
  
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    EXNS 492 - Clinical Testing and Interpretation


    4 credit hours
    This course is designed to prepare individuals to make intelligent decisions in the world of practice by providing them with knowledge of a comprehensive functional and diagnostic examination of the cardiovascular responses to graded exercise testing. Emphasis will be given to electrophysiology, mechanisms of arrhythmias, normal electrical activation of the heart, axis determination and the normal 12-lead electrocardiogram.

    Additionally, this course will prepare individuals in the use of the Electromyography (EMG) to measure and assess the function and health of muscles, including the nerve cells that control them (motor neurons). Course content will include the study of the electrical signals that cause muscles to contract. The course will prepare the individual to translate EMG signals into graphs, sounds or numerical values. Prerequisite(s): EXNS 380  and EXNS 398 .

  
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    EXNS 493 - Practicum in Nutrition and Wellness


    3 credit hours
    Application of nutrition and wellness foundations to the professional practice setting through the pre-internship practicum. Emphasis on the steps of the nutrition care process. Prerequisite(s) with concurrency allowed: EXNS 484 .
  
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    EXNS 494 - Exercise and Wellness for Senior Adults


    3 credit hours
    This course is designed to provide Health Promotion majors with the knowledge and skills to develop and implement appropriate exercise and wellness programs for senior adults. The students will develop knowledge related to the physical, mental, psychological, and social factors that influence the exercise and wellness habits of senior adults. In addition, the students will gain valuable experience in working with senior adults through field experiences in a variety of settings. Junior or senior standing required. Prerequisite(s): EXNS 211 .
  
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    EXNS 495 - Directed Reading and Independent Study


    1-3 credit hours
    This course can be repeated two times for up to 6 hours credit with Program Coordinator approval. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    EXNS 496 - Strength and Conditioning


    3 credit hours
    This course will provide Health Promotion students with an in-depth study of the latest strength training and conditioning techniques endorsed by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. The course will include the study of current research related to strength and conditioning and will focus on scientific principles, concepts, and strength training and conditioning techniques. In addition, the course will prepare Health Promotion students to develop safe, effective, and appropriate strength training and conditioning programs for clients in the world of practice. This course will be linked to a strength and conditioning certification, which the students can earn by applying for the certification test, paying for the certification test, and passing the test.  Junior or senior standing required. Prerequisite(s) with concurrency allowed: BIO 202  or BIO 342 .
  
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    EXNS 497 - Pharmacology


    3 credit hours
    This course will provide the Health Promotion candidate with an in-depth study of the effects of commonly prescribed medications on exercise performance. The interaction of medications and nutritional choices will also be studied. This course will provide valuable and potentially lifesaving information for the Health Promotion candidate who is working with clients in fitness and/or exercise settings, including personal training, physical therapy, and recreational settings. Junior or senior standing required. Prerequisite(s): BIO 202  or BIO 342 .
  
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    EXNS 498 - Sports/Fitness Management


    3 credit hours
    Course will provide the general knowledge and basic managerial skills needed in implementing/directing a multi-faceted fitness program. Exercise and Nutrition Science majors and minors only. 
  
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    EXNS 499 - Health-Fitness Program Design


    3 credit hours
    Making appropriate decisions in the world of practice; assessment of health-fitness; application of science of physical training to appropriate program design; leadership of variety of exercise sessions serving different skill levels.

Family and Consumer Sciences

  
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    FCS 150 - Apparel Construction and Analysis


    3 credit hours
    Development of modern skills and techniques in clothing construction; clothing selection and consumer economics.
  
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    FCS 170 - Introduction to Food Science and Preparation


    3 credit hours
    Basic food science and technology; biotechnology; basic food safety and sanitation; culinary techniques in food preparation; food resources, time and meal management; role of food in the promotion of a healthy and enjoyable life-style.
  
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    FCS 201 - Visual Merchandising


    3 credit hours
    Visual merchandising focuses on design principles applied to various display needs, which include investigation and hands-on experience in planning, implementing, and evaluating displays for commercial and educational needs. Emphasis will also be placed on the effects of advertising on consumer purchasing.
  
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    FCS 241 - Foundations of FCS


    3 credit hours
    The course will focus on the study of the body of knowledge, the integrative nature, and the conceptual foundations of the family and consumer sciences profession. It addresses the roles and behaviors of professionals in interrelationships among people. Through discussions about wellness, global interdependence, resource development and sustainability, capacity building, the use of technology, diversity, and the ecological perspective, the students will understand their roles as FCS professionals in the application of content to societal issues and in the shaping of public policy.
  
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    FCS 254 - International Retailing


    3 credit hours
    Examination of principles of international trade related to retailing on a global basis.
  
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    FCS 265 - Fashion Fundamentals


    3 credit hours
    A survey of the fashion industry including the role of professionals, the fashion design process, fashion terminology, fashion designers, legislation, marketing and sales, garment styles and parts, fashion cycles and trends, impact of technology on the fashion industry, and the process of taking a design concept from idea to market.
  
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    FCS 281 - Introduction to Nutrition


    3 credit hours
    General Education Course
    Food requirements, nutritive values; choice, use of food for maintenance and advancement of positive health; role of nutrients in human nutrition.
  
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    FCS 285 - Fashion Forecasting


    3 credit hours
    This course will explore the influencing factors that predict the fashion industry. Through their study and analysis of innovations, direction of fashion change, culture, color, and textiles, students will gain an understanding of fashion forecasting. 
  
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    FCS 291 - Individual and Family Development


    3 credit hours
    General Education Course
    Individual and family development throughout the life cycle, prenatal through the aging adult. Includes observation hours.
  
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    FCS 330 - Consumer Economics


    3 credit hours
    This course provides students with an overview of consumer rights and responsibilities, including contracts, financial management, banking, credit, housing, buying skills, and insurance. The emphasis throughout the course is on the student’s competence in making wise consumer decisions throughout the various life stages.
  
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    FCS 336 - Technology in Retailing


    3 credit hours
    An examination of electronic commerce as it pertains to retail merchandising.
  
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    FCS 350 - Textiles


    3 credit hours
    The study of textiles, fabrics, and their uses, including the study of natural and man-made fibers, fabric construction, yarns, and finishes.
  
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    FCS 360 - Retail Buying


    3 credit hours
    Provides students with a complete overview of the buying function in various types of retail fashion companies. Examines in detail the principles of retail math (profit and loss, pricing, markup, inventory control, shortages, forecasting, and store organization), actual calculations, and logic behind decisions based on these numbers.
  
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    FCS 362 - Program Administration in Human Development and Family Studies


    3 credit hours
    Examines program components and the functions of administrators in programs related to HDFS; includes active field observation.
  
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    FCS 386 - Family Policy


    3 credit hours
    This course will explore the legal issues, policies, and laws influencing the well-being of families. Students will explore how families contribute to and are affected by social problems, as well as the impacts that policies may have on families. Through their study and analysis of family policies and laws, students will gain an understanding of their role as FCS professionals in the shaping of public policy. Restricted to students with junior or senior status.
  
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    FCS 389 - Infant Development


    3 credit hours
    Emotional, social, intellectual, and physical aspects of development, prenatal through early preschool (ages 0-3). Includes observation, methods, and practical experiences with infants, toddlers, and early preschoolers. For FCS majors. Prerequisite(s): FCS 291 .
  
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    FCS 391 - Child Development


    3 credit hours
    One-hour laboratory. Basic growth and development principles; physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development; emphasis on children enrolled in Pre-K through middle school; directed observations and participation in Child Study Center and local preschool programs.
  
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    FCS 394 - Methods of Early Childhood Programs


    3 credit hours
    Organizing, planning, and evaluating educational programs for young children birth to age 8. Includes observations and participation in the Child Study Center and other early childhood education programs. Prerequisite(s): For human development and family studies concentration: FCS 291  and FCS 391 .
  
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    FCS 400 - Adolescent and Young Adult Development


    3 credit hours
    Theory and practice related to physical, social, intellectual, and emotional development of preadolescents through young adulthood. Prerequisite(s): FCS 291  or 391 .
  
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    FCS 402 - Dynamics of Family Relationships


    3 credit hours
    General Education Course
    A comprehensive understanding of the key issues facing marriages and families in the 21st century; help in understanding the dynamic nature of marriages, families, and intimate relationships and their diversity.
  
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    FCS 405 - Adult Development and Aging


    3 credit hours
    Perspectives on developmental issues in later life. Exploration of issues related to the adulthood and retirement years with special emphasis on processes and problems associated with growing older. Prerequisite(s): FCS 291 .
  
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    FCS 407 - Human Sexuality


    3 credit hours
    This course will examine research and theories related to the physiological, psychological, and social aspects of human sexual development across the life span. The course will also provide students with an understanding of strategies to make value-respectful decisions with the goal of achieving healthy sexual adjustment.
  
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    FCS 435 - Professional and Career Development


    3 credit hours
    Application of family and consumer sciences concepts and principles on the preparation of students to enter the world of work; importance of personal and professional relationships, the dynamics of the professional position, and the strategies used in professional practice.
  
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    FCS 451 - Retail Planning


    3 credit hours
    Practices, policies, and design of retail businesses, emphasis on merchandising and role of the consumer. Course is built on cumulative study of accounting, marketing, management, economics, and family and consumer sciences merchandising. Restricted to majors with a minimum 2.0 GPA.
  
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    FCS 452 - Clothing Design-Flat Pattern


    3 credit hours
    One lecture. Two two-hour laboratories. Flat pattern techniques in costume design. Offered as needed.
  
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    FCS 453 - Clothing Design-Draping


    3 credit hours
    One lecture. Two two-hour laboratories. Draping techniques in costume design. Students execute their original designs. Offered as needed.
  
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    FCS 460 - Problems in Family and Consumer Sciences


    1-6 credit hours
    Students select problem with approval of chairman and work with guidance and supervision of an assigned faculty member. Hours to be arranged. This course can be repeated two times for up to 6 hours credit with instructor and advisor approval.
  
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    FCS 461 - Retail Merchandising Internship for Minors


    3 credit hours
    Off-campus experience in business for 160 hours; includes full-time work in a program developed by the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences and business personnel. Restricted to retail merchandising minors only. Students must have junior or senior standing and at least a 2.0 GPA.
  
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    FCS 462 - Human Development and Family Studies Internship for Minors


    3 credit hours
    Supervised work experiences for 160 hours (minors) in approved community programs for children, youth, adults, and/or families. Restricted to students who have senior standing and at least a 2.0 GPA. Prerequisite(s): FCS 291  and 391 .
  
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    FCS 465 - Parenting and Guidance


    3 credit hours
    This course provides an application of theory, research, and developmentally appropriate practices to understand the role of parents in guiding the behavior of children from birth to adolescence, and in establishing healthy parent-child relationships across the lifespan. It also includes a study of programs that facilitate parent education.  Prerequisite(s): FCS 291  or 391 .
  
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    FCS 475 - Special Topics in Family and Consumer Sciences


    3 credit hours
    The study of a selected topic in Family and Consumer Sciences. Course may be repeated for credit as topic changes, up to a total of 9 credit hours. (Cross-listed with FCS 575).
  
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    FCS 477 - Quantity Foods


    3 credit hours
    Two lectures. One two-hour laboratory. Planning, procuring, storing, producing, and serving foods for families and commercial production. Emphasis is placed on nutritional needs, culture, socioeconomic levels, safety, sanitation, and management. Prerequisite(s): FCS 170 .
  
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    FCS 490 - Family Life Education


    3 credit hours
    This course will provide an understanding of the general philosophy and broad principles of family life education in conjunction with the ability to plan, implement, and evaluate such educational programs. It will include research and theories related to planning, implementing, and evaluating programs; education techniques; sensitivity to others; and sensitivity to community concerns and values. Prerequisite(s): FCS 402 . Prerequisite(s) with concurrency allowed: FCS 407  and 465 .
  
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    FCS 491 - Methods and Materials for Teaching Family and Consumer Sciences


    3 credit hours
    Strategies and methods for teaching family and consumer sciences career connections and family-life programs in middle- and secondary-school settings; organization, administration, and assessment of career/technical programs including project-based learning, student organizations, advisory committees, business/industry certification, workplace applications, and career portfolio development. Admission to the TEP required.
  
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    FCS 498 - Retail Merchandising Internship for Majors


    6 credit hours
    Off-campus experience in business for 320 hours; includes full-time work in a program developed by the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences and business personnel.  Restricted to retail merchandising majors only. Students must have junior or senior standing and at least a 2.0 GPA.
  
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    FCS 499 - Human Development and Family Studies for Majors


    6 credit hours
    Supervised work experiences for 320 hours in approved community programs for children, youth, adults, and/or families.  Restricted to human development and family studies majors only. Students must have senior standing and at least a 2.0 GPA.

Finance

  
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    FI 372 - Business Finance


    3 credit hours
    Financial analysis, profit planning, budgeting, valuation of the firm, current asset management, and short- and long-term financing. Sophomore standing required. Prerequisite(s): AC 221 
  
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    FI 401 - Money and Banking


    3 credit hours
    The functions of money, credit, and financial institutions in our economy. Details the structure of interest rates and investigates the determination of the level of domestic rates of interest and their implications for international currency markets. (Cross-listed with EC 401 .)
  
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    FI 411 - Risk Management and Insurance


    3 credit hours
    This course examines the various risk control and financing techniques available to manage risk exposures. The course includes risk identification, risk evaluation, and risk financing methods for managing property, liability, and life, health, and retirement exposures to loss. Prerequisite(s): FI 372 .
  
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    FI 415 - Financial Services Seminar


    3 credit hours
    Topics relating to the General Securities Representative Exam (Series 7) including, but not limited to, corporate equity/fixed-income securities, local/state/federal government securities, derivative securities, investment company products and fiduciary duties to customers. This course is not affiliated with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the Series 7 exam provider, and does not exempt students from the examination eligibility requirements.  Prerequisite(s): FI 372 .
  
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    FI 420 - Futures and Options


    3 credit hours
    This course studies the use of futures, forwards, and options for hedging, arbitrage, and speculation. The focus is on understanding and valuating the basic derivatives and their applications in financial risk management and investment. Prerequisite(s): FI 372 .
  
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    FI 421 - Financial Information Systems


    3 credit hours
    This course discusses the basics of financial information systems, including their analysis, design, development, and maintenance. The course covers tools for financial transaction and data analysis and their application for defining present and future values, positive and negative cash flows, calculating depreciation, taxes, and amortization tables. The course also considers what-if analyses. Prerequisite(s): FI 372 , MIS 161 .
  
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    FI 472 - Advanced Business Finance


    3 credit hours
    Theory and applications of financial management of the firm, structure and cost of capital, working capital management, dividend policy, long-term financial planning and forecasting. Prerequisite(s): FI 372 .
  
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    FI 473 - Investments


    3 credit hours
    The structure and operation of securities markets, introduction to portfolio management and capital market theory, the valuation of common stocks and fundamental analysis, determinants of option prices, determinants of future prices, portfolio performance measurement and risk management, international portfolio management and international investing. Prerequisite(s): FI 372 .
  
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    FI 474 - Financial Planning


    3 credit hours
    Development of financial planning principles and their application to the design of insurance, savings, and investment programs for individuals. Topics include property, health, life insurance, deposit-based and marketable savings alternatives, fixed income and equity investment alternatives including mutual funds. Prerequisite(s): FI 372 .
  
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    FI 475 - Special Topics


    3 credit hours
    Study of a select range of topics relating to banking and finance and may include market efficiency, behavioral finance, asset pricing theories, international banking and finance, options theory and productivity and performance in financial institutions, international trade, and foreign direct investments. This course may be repeated as topic varies. A maximum of six (6) credit hours may be counted toward a degree. Consent of instructor required. Prerequisite(s): FI 372 .
  
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    FI 476 - Applied Research in Finance


    3 credit hours
    Research project under the supervision of an assigned faculty member. Course may be repeated for a total of 6 credit hours. Junior standing and consent of instructor required. Prerequisite(s): FI 372 .

Foreign Languages

  
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    FL 100 - Introductory Foreign Language Study


    1-6 credit hours
    Emphasis on the development of basic communication skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking, through grammatical and verbal drills, systematic vocabulary acquisition, reading, composition, and conversation. (Language may vary; see department chair.)
  
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    FL 200 - Intermediate Foreign Language Study


    1-6 credit hours
    Continued emphasis on the development of basic communication skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking through grammatical and verbal drills, systematic vocabulary acquisition, reading composition, and conversation. (Language may vary; see department chair.)
  
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    FL 300 - Methods in Foreign Language Teaching


    3 credit hours
    Trends in second-language acquisition theory and methods, including an overview of the ACTFL standards, and may also include the Alabama course of study for foreign languages. Prerequisite(s): FRN 101  (or 150 ), GER 101 , SPN 101  (or 103  or 150 ), or equivalent, (or consent of instructor).
  
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    FL 301 - Culture Through Cinema


    3 credit hours
    Survey of topics in Hispanic, Francophone, and Germanic cultures through the study of film. A variety of written texts (scripts, critical articles, short stories, etc.) will enhance the regular viewing of films. Taught in English.
  
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    FL 302 - Introduction to Literary Theory


    3 credit hours
    Exploration of reading methods for literary texts. To include works from Hispanic, Francophone, and Germanic literary traditions, as well as major critical approaches. Taught in English. Prerequisite(s): ENG 231  (or 233 ) or 232  (or 234 ) or equivalent, (or consent of instructor).
  
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    FL 303 - Origin and History of Language


    3 credit hours
    The general aim of this course is to give students a broadly based foundation in comparative historical linguistics, with particular emphasis on the development of Romance and Germanic languages and their similarities and/or differences. Taught in English. Prerequisite(s): FRN 101  (or 150 ), GER 101 , SPN 101  (or 103  or 150 ), or equivalent, (or consent of instructor).
  
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    FL 370 - Special Topics


    3 credit hours
    Investigation of selected topics or themes drawn from culture, history, literature or the arts, taught in a foreign language not offered at UM.
  
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    FL 395 - Study Abroad


    6 credit hours
    Immersion in the language of study to perfect linguistic and cultural skills. Students may substitute two upper-level courses in the language of their concentration for this requirement.
  
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    FL 399 - Experiences in Language and Culture


    1-3 credit hours
    Immersion in foreign culture and language.
  
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    FL 480 - Senior Seminar: A Capstone Course for Foreign Language Majors


    3 credit hours
    Studies on selected topics from Hispanic, Francophone, and Germanic literatures and cultures. Taught in English. Required of all Foreign Language majors. Can be repeated twice for credit if subject is different. Senior standing (or consent of instructor) required. Restricted to Foreign Languages majors.
  
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    FL 495 - Study Abroad


    6 credit hours
    Immersion study of literature, culture, and civilization in the target language. Students may substitute two 400-level courses in the language of their concentration for this requirement. Consent of instructor required.

French

  
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    FRN 101 - Introductory French I


    3 credit hours
    General Education Course
    Emphasis on the development of basic communication skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking, through grammatical and verbal drills, systematic vocabulary acquisition, reading, composition, and conversation.
  
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    FRN 102 - Introductory French II


    3 credit hours
    General Education Course
    Continued emphasis on the development of basic communication skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking, through grammatical and verbal drills, systematic vocabulary acquisition, reading, composition, and conversation. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in FRN 101  or equivalent or placement by departmental exam.
  
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    FRN 150 - Accelerated Introductory French


    6 credit hours
    General Education Course
    This course covers the material for FRN 101  and FRN 102  in one semester. Emphasis on the development of basic communication skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking, through grammatical and verbal drills, systematic vocabulary acquisition, reading, composition, and conversation. A minimum of one year of high school French is required to take this course. This course is not intended for true beginners of a language.  Students who earn credit for FRN 150 may not also earn credit for either FRN 101  or FRN 102 .
  
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    FRN 201 - Intermediate French I


    3 credit hours
    General Education Course
    Continued emphasis on the development of basic communication skills, stressing vocabulary, the idiom, and grammar, along with composition and conversation. Readings and discussion explore cross cultural values. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in FRN 102  or 150 , or equivalent or placement by departmental exam.
 

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