Jun 15, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog

Courses


Please note:

  • All courses 500 level and above are for graduate credit only.
  • For courses in the Henson School of Science and technology (BIOL, CHEM, COSC, ENGR, ENVH, GEOG, GEOL, MATH, SCIE, PHYS), please see the Henson School Course Repeat Policy in Appendices  F.

The following course listing represents the University curricula as of the publication of this catalog. 

Not all courses are offered every semester. For current offerings consult the most current academic schedule during registration periods. See your academic advisors/department chair for additional information.

 

Accounting

  
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    ACCT 201 - Introduction to Financial Accounting


    3 Hour(s) Credit
    Provides students with a general overview of financial accounting including the underlying accounting principles and concepts, financial statement preparation, financial statement analysis, cash flow, etc.
    Three hours per week.
    Prerequisites Twenty-four college credit hours taken at or accepted by SU.
  
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    ACCT 202 - Introduction to Managerial Accounting


    3 Hour(s) Credit
    Provides an understanding of the use of accounting in business operations. Topics include job order costing, cost behavior (cost-volume-profit analysis), budgeting, performance valuation using variances from standard cost, differential analysis, capital investment analysis, cost allocations including activity-based costing, the cash flow statement, financial statement analysis, etc.
    Three hours per week.
    Prerequisites ACCT 201  (Accounting, Business Economics, International Business, Management and Marketing majors with C or better).
  
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    ACCT 248 - Legal Environment


    3 Hour(s) Credit
    In-depth analysis of legal principles and their relationship to commerce. Topics include areas of torts, constitutional law, contracts and government regulation.
    Three hours per week.
  
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    ACCT 302 - Cost Accounting I


    3 Hour(s) Credit
    Emphasizes the use of accounting information for budgeting, planning and control, and decision making. Topics include integrated budgeting, variance analysis, job-order costing, activity-based costing, relevant costs for decision making, etc.
    Three hours per week.
    Major Prerequisites ACCT 201 , ACCT 202  (Accounting, Business Economics, International Business, Management and Marketing majors with C or better) and junior standing.
    Non-Major Prerequisites C or better in ACCT 201 , ACCT 202  and junior standing.
  
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    ACCT 304 - Intermediate Accounting I


    3 Hour(s) Credit
    Detailed analysis of the accounting cycle. In-depth coverage of financial statements and account analysis. Classification, valuation and timing involved in the determination of income and asset/equity measurement. Special attention devoted to revenue recognition, tax, lease and pension transactions. Emphasis on comprehension, critical thinking and problem solving. Consideration of recent FASB pronouncements as well as structure and use of FASB’s Accounting Standards Codification.
    Three hours per week.
    Major Prerequisites ACCT 201 , ACCT 202  (Accounting, Business Economics, International Business, Management and Marketing majors with C or better) and junior standing.
    Non-Major Prerequisites C or better in ACCT 201 , ACCT 202  and junior standing.
  
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    ACCT 305 - Intermediate Accounting II


    3 Hour(s) Credit
    Continued emphasis on generation and presentation of financial statements through use of Business Activity Model. Special attention devoted to inventory valuation, analysis of long-term debt instruments, derivatives, asset impairment and share-based compensation. Emphasis on comprehension, critical thinking and problem solving.
    Three hours per week.
    Major Prerequisites C or better in ACCT 304 , successful completion of the Accounting Program admission test and admission to the Professional Program.
    Non-Major Prerequisites C or better in ACCT 304 , successful completion of the Accounting Program admission test and junior standing.
  
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    ACCT 306 - Managerial Accounting


    3 Hour(s) Credit
    Introduction to internal accounting–accounting for planning and control and also for special decisions. Various topics and techniques are covered, the most pervasive being budgets.
    Three hours per week.
    Major Prerequisites C or better in ACCT 202  and admission to Professional Program.
    Non-Major Prerequisites C or better in ACCT 202  and junior standing.
  
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    ACCT 338 - Special Topics in Accounting


    3 Hour(s) Credit
    Advanced study of varying accounting topics based on students’ interests and needs. May substitute for an accounting elective depending on the topic (see chair of Accounting Department).
    Three hours per week.
    Major Prerequisites C or better in ACCT 304  and admission to Professional Program.
    Non-Major Prerequisites C or better in ACCT 304  and junior standing.
    May be repeated once for credit under different subtitles.
  
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    ACCT 341 - Federal Income Tax Accounting: Personal


    3 Hour(s) Credit
    Discussion of technical tax provisions as they pertain to individuals. Limited discussion of corporation and partnership tax issues. Introduction to tax research. Introduction to use and completion of IRS forms. This course, along with successful participation in the VITA program through ACCT 490 , qualifies for elective ABLE credit.
    Three hours per week.
    Major Prerequisites ACCT 201 , ACCT 202  (Accounting, Business Economics, International Business, Management and Marketing majors with C or better) and admission to the Professional Program.
    Non-Major Prerequisites C or better in ACCT 201 , ACCT 202  and junior standing.
  
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    ACCT 342 - Federal Income Tax Accounting: Partnership and Corporation


    3 Hour(s) Credit
    Discussion of technical tax provisions as they pertain to corporations and partnerships. Review and analysis of corporate tax provisions. Use and completion of IRS forms.
    Three hours per week.
    Major Prerequisites C or better in ACCT 341  and admission to Professional Program.
    Non-Major Prerequisites C or better in ACCT 341  and junior standing.
  
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    ACCT 348 - Business Law


    3 Hour(s) Credit
    Continuation of foundational legal and ethical principles relating to business and commerce. Topics include professional liability, business entities, sales contracts, secured transactions, bankruptcy, property law, wills and estates, agency law, employment regulation, and white collar crime. Designed for those who will be providing accounting or consulting services to various types of companies by stressing critical thinking and problem-solving, and includes legal topics commonly found on the uniform CPA examination.
    Three hours per week.
    Major Prerequisites C or better in ACCT 248  and admission to Professional Program.
    Non-Major Prerequisites C or better in ACCT 248  and junior standing.
  
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    ACCT 401 - Integrated Accounting Systems


    3 Hour(s) Credit
    Detailed analyses and applications of computerized integrated accounting software systems. Topics include general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, inventory and report writing systems.
    Three hours per week.
    Major Prerequisites C or better in ACCT 202  and admission to Professional Program. C or better in ACCT 202  and junior standing.
  
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    ACCT 403 - Advanced Accounting I


    3 Hour(s) Credit
    In-depth study of the concepts, principles and procedures of accounting for business combinations, branches, partnerships, segment and SEC reporting, estates and trusts, and bankruptcies.
    Three hours per week.
    Major Prerequisites Senior status, C or better in ACCT 305  and admission to Professional Program.
    Non-Major Prerequisites Senior status and C or better in ACCT 305 .
  
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    ACCT 407 - Auditing


    3 Hour(s) Credit
    Examines the duties and responsibilities of auditors and introduces legal liability, generally acceptable auditing standards, audit reports, auditing techniques and procedures. Discussion of engagement planning, tests of internal controls, sampling, types of engagements and workpaper preparation.
    Three hours per week.
    Major Prerequisites Senior status, C or better in ACCT 305  and admission to Professional Program.
    Non-Major Prerequisites Senior status and C or better in ACCT 305 .
  
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    ACCT 410 - Advanced Problems in Financial, Managerial and Governmental Accounting


    3 Hour(s) Credit
    Advanced applications in financial, managerial and governmental accounting. The first of a two-course elective sequence for accounting majors who plan to pursue a career in public accounting as certified public accountants.
    Three hours per week.
    Major Prerequisites C or better in ACCT 305  or permission of the department chair, and admission to Professional Program.
    Non-Major Prerequisites C or better in ACCT 305  or permission of the department chair, and junior standing.
    (P/F)
  
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    ACCT 411 - Advanced Problems in Taxation, Law and Auditing


    3 Hour(s) Credit
    Advanced applications in federal taxation, business law, professional responsibilities and ethics, and auditing. The second of a two-course elective sequence for accounting majors who plan to pursue a career in public accounting as certified public accountants.
    Three hours per week.
    Major Prerequisites C or better in ACCT 305  or permission of the department chair, and admission to Professional Program.
    Non-Major Prerequisites C or better in ACCT 305  or permission of the department chair, and junior standing.
    (P/F)
  
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    ACCT 415 - Governmental and Not-For-Profit Accounting


    3 Hour(s) Credit
    Examination of the full range of accounting and reporting policies and procedures for state and local governments as well as for not-for-profit organizations.
    Three hours per week.
    Major Prerequisites C or better in ACCT 304  and admission to Professional Program.
    Non-Major Prerequisites C or better in ACCT 304  and junior standing.
  
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    ACCT 418 - Fraud Examination


    3 Hour(s) Credit
    An introduction to fundamentals of fraud examination, including nature and types of fraud, fraud prevention, and techniques to detect fraud in organizations. Provides the foundation to understanding fraud and its impact on the world around us.
    Three hours per week.
    Prerequisites C or better in ACCT 201 , ACCT 202 ; and 56 credits.
  
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    ACCT 420 - Accounting Information Systems


    3 Hour(s) Credit
    Examination of the role of accounting information in the organization. Major topics include users of accounting information, goals and objectives, review of accounting systems, the human component, hardware, software, data, operating controls and management controls.
    Three hours per week.
    Major Prerequisites C or better in ACCT 304  and admission to Professional Program.
    Non-Major Prerequisites C or better in ACCT 201 , INFO 211  and either ACCT 302  or ACCT 304 , and junior standing.
  
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    ACCT 430 - International Accounting


    3 Hour(s) Credit
    Introduction to a variety of international accounting issues encountered by multinational organizations. Areas of focus include International Financial Reporting Standards, consolidations, transfer pricing, taxation, international auditing, strategic planning and corporate social reporting.
    Three hours per week.
    Major Prerequisites C or better in ACCT 304  and admission to Professional Program.
    Non-Major Prerequisites C or better in ACCT 304  and junior standing.
  
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    ACCT 435 - Accounting in Its Global Setting


    3 Hour(s) Credit
    Introduction to a variety of international accounting issues encountered by multinational organizations. Areas of focus include International Financial Reporting Standards, consolidations, transfer pricing, taxation, international auditing, strategic planning and corporate social reporting. Part or all of the course will be held in another country.
    Three hours per week.
    Major Prerequisites C or better in ACCT 304  and admission to Professional Program.
    Non-Major Prerequisites C or better in ACCT 304  and junior standing.
  
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    ACCT 450 - Advanced Fraud Examination


    3 Hour(s) Credit
    Analysis and discussion of issues relating to fraud and forensic accounting. Identify the resources for detecting fraud, evaluate the conditions that encourage fraud, and design effective fraud detection and prevention plans. Focus on the perspective of public, internal and private accountants. Discuss the principles and standards for proactive and reactive investigation, as well as detection and control of fraud. Focus on the high-risk fraud environments where assets are more vulnerable to misappropriation and fraud because of either lack of, or because of non-functioning, internal controls. The study of various fraud investigative methods emphasizes the skills needed to identify, investigate, and litigate fraud and forensic accounting allegations.
    Three hours per week.
    Prerequisites C or better in ACCT 418 .
    Corequisites This course may be taken concurrently with ACCT 451 .
    (fall offering only)
  
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    ACCT 451 - Fraud Detection and Prevention Technologies


    3 Hour(s) Credit
    Provides guidance and knowledge for conducting investigations via data analysis. Involves investigation into the technology tools that are used in fraud examination and financial forensics. Become familiar with innovative analytic approaches used to perform complex fraud analysis. Utilize fraud-related software applications and data analysis programs to detect and investigate possible fraudulent activities.
    Three hours per week.
    Prerequisites C or better in ACCT 418 .
    Corequisites This course may be taken concurrently with ACCT 450 .
    (fall offering only)
  
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    ACCT 452 - Financial Statement Fraud


    3 Hour(s) Credit
    Examine how financial statement analysis can be used to uncover fraudulent financial reporting. Financial statement fraud involves intentional misstatements or omissions of financial statement amounts or disclosures to deceive users of the statements. This topic is commonly known as “cooking the books” and introduces management’s motives and pressures to achieve desired financial results as opposed to true economic financial results. Understand and detect the creative accounting methods management employs to “cook the books,” along with related fraud prevention strategies.
    Three hours per week.
    Prerequisites C or better in ACCT 450 , ACCT 451 .
    Corequisites This course may be taken concurrently with ACCT 453 .
    (spring offering only)
  
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    ACCT 453 - White Collar Crime


    3 Hour(s) Credit
    Focuses on providing a comprehensive analysis of white-collar crime in American society. Explore all phases of white-collar crime, which includes a review and analysis of the general principles of white-collar prosecution and defense, fact-gathering, and interviewing witnesses and targets. Discuss highprofile cases, trends in criminal activity, consequences of criminal behavior and the impact on victims. Integrate various business disciplines to perform complex investigative cases and analyses, thus demonstrating mastery of the knowledge and skills required to be effective forensic professionals.
    Three hours per week.
    Prerequisites C or better in ACCT 450 , ACCT 451 .
    Corequisites This course may be taken concurrently with ACCT 452 .
    (spring offering only)
  
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    ACCT 460 - Contemporary Issues in Accounting


    3 Hour(s) Credit
    Study of contemporary problems and issues emerging in the accounting profession. Includes developments at the SEC, FASB, GASB, GAO, IFAC, AICPA, etc., plus other technical issues.
    Three hours per week.
    Prerequisites C or better in ACCT 304  and junior standing.
  
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    ACCT 490 - Accounting Internship


    3 Hour(s) Credit
    Internship experience in accounting. Can include participation in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.
    Three hours per week.
    Prerequisites C or better in ACCT 201 , ACCT 202  (and ACCT 341  for VITA program participation); successful completion of the Accounting Program admission test; C or better in, or concurrent enrollment in, ACCT 304 ; placement approval and permission of the department chair; admission to Professional Program; successful completion of BUAD 200 .
  
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    ACCT 491 - Advanced Accounting Internship


    1-3 Hour(s) Credit
    Research associated with an internship experience in accounting.
    One to three hours per week.
    Prerequisites ACCT 490  or completion of ABLE requirement, placement approval and permission of the department chair, completion of ABLE administrative requirements.
  
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    ACCT 494 - Directed Study


    1-3 Hour(s) Credit
    For students who desire to do research or pursue a special topic in accounting. May be used as an accounting elective if approved by the chair of the Accounting Department.
    One to three hours per week.
    Prerequisites Junior status and permission of instructor prior to registration.
  
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    ACCT 497 - Accounting Capstone Internship


    3 Hour(s) Credit
    A capstone experience that prepares graduates for their professional careers. Perform non-attest services for non-profit organizations, including financial statement preparation and observation of internal controls, and perform substantive testing procedures. Satisfies the ABLE requirement of the Accounting Program.
    Three hours per week.
    Prerequisites C or better in ACCT 305 , admission to the Professional Program and senior standing.
    Corequisites ACCT 407 .
  
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    ACCT 510 - Graduate Survey of Accounting


    3 Hour(s) Credit
    Introduction to the principles of accounting for proprietorships, partnerships and corporations. Surveys current financial accounting principles, the accounting cycle and financial statements.
    Three hours per week.
    Prerequisites Provisional status in M.B.A. program.
  
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    ACCT 605 - Financial Accounting Theory


    3 Hour(s) Credit
    Basic framework of accounting theory relating to income determination and funds flows. The basic problem of asset measurement, classification and the objective of financial reporting are presented along with the official and unofficial pronouncements of accounting societies and changes in accounting procedures. Basic understanding of the nature and development of accounting principles along with their application to current practice.
    Three hours per week.
    Prerequisites Admission to M.B.A. program.
  
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    ACCT 608 - Advanced Auditing


    3 Hour(s) Credit
    Addresses current issues in the technical, political, legal and economic environment which affect the public accounting profession’s performance of its audit and attest function.
    Three hours per week.
    Prerequisites Admission to M.B.A. program.
  
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    ACCT 615 - Governmental and Not-For-Profit Accounting


    3 Hour(s) Credit
    Covers the full range of accounting and reporting policies and procedures for state and local governments as well as for a variety of not-for-profit organizations.
    Three hours per week.
    Prerequisites Admission to M.B.A. program.
  
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    ACCT 620 - Advanced Accounting Information Systems


    3 Hour(s) Credit
    Presents the underlying concepts of information management, with an emphasis on accounting applications and systems controls.
    Three hours per week.
    Prerequisites Admission to M.B.A. program.
  
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    ACCT 630 - International Accounting


    3 Hour(s) Credit
    Introduces a variety of international accounting issues encountered by multinational organizations.
    Three hours per week.
    Prerequisites Admission to M.B.A. program.
  
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    ACCT 640 - Managerial Accounting


    3 Hour(s) Credit
    Study of the use by management of accounting information for planning and control. Includes budgeting, cash-flow analysis, cost behavior concepts, strategic planning and financial reporting. This course is for non-accounting majors.
    Three hours per week.
    Prerequisites Admission to M.B.A. program.
  
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    ACCT 645 - Advanced Taxation and Public Policy


    3 Hour(s) Credit
    Focus on foundation and application of tax policy and law for federal and state income taxation. Individual, business and fiduciary tax knowledge will allow the student to develop a tax awareness by developing an ability to recognize tax problem areas, pitfalls and planning opportunities. Local, state, federal and international taxation issues and current events of U.S. individuals and business entities coupled with expanding on tax research skills will prepare students for management decision making roles in the consulting or business world.
    Three hours per week.
    Prerequisites Admission to M.B.A. program.
  
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    ACCT 650 - Advanced Managerial Accounting


    3 Hour(s) Credit
    Provides undergraduate accounting majors with advanced treatment of new and complex techniques and procedures integral to the design and implementation of managerial and cost control systems in a rapidly evolving technological environment.
    Three hours per week.
    Prerequisites Admission to M.B.A. program.
  
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    ACCT 660 - Contemporary Issues in Accounting


    3 Hour(s) Credit
    Study of contemporary problems and issues emerging in the accounting profession. Includes developments at the SEC, FASB, GASB, GAO, IFAC, AICPA, etc., plus other technical issues.
    Three hours per week.
    Prerequisites A total of nine hours of upper-division accounting courses including ACCT 302 , ACCT 304 . Admission to the M.B.A. program.
  
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    ACCT 666 - Accounting Concepts and Applications


    3 Hour(s) Credit
    Examines contemporary practices within the accounting field. Emphasizes concepts and applications to hone analytical and decision-making skills. Topics include measurement and performance designs, as well as monitoring and disclosure objectives.
    Six hours per week for half a semester.
    Prerequisites Admission to the M.B.A. program, ACCT 201  or equivalent with a C or better.
  
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    ACCT 698 - Directed Independent Study


    1-3 Hour(s) Credit
    Individual tutorial course including accounting research topics not covered in other accounting courses.
    One to three hours per week.
    Prerequisites A total of nine hours of upper-division accounting courses including ACCT 302 , ACCT 304 ; completion of M.B.A. Office administrative requirements; and admission to the M.B.A. program.
    May be taken a maximum of two times (regardless of number of credits each time) under different subtitles.
  
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    ACCT 699 - Special Topics in Accounting


    3 Hour(s) Credit
    Study of specific problems and issues in accounting not covered in other courses.
    One to three hours
    Prerequisites A total of nine hours of upper-division accounting courses including ACCT 302 , ACCT 304 . Admission to the M.B.A. program.
    May be taken twice (maximum number of credit is six) under different subtitles.

American Sign Language

  
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    ASL 101 - Elementary Sign Language I


    4 Hour(s) Credit
    Beginning study of American Sign Language including the culture of deaf people.
    Three hours per week with enhancement.
    Meets General Education IIIA or IIIC.
  
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    ASL 102 - Elementary Sign Language II


    4 Hour(s) Credit
    Continuation of skill development and vocabulary and sign acquisition of American Sign Language including the culture of deaf people.
    Three hours per week with enhancement.
    Meets General Education IIIA or IIIC.
    Prerequisites ASL 101  or permission of instructor.
  
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    ASL 201 - Intermediate American Sign Language


    4 Hour(s) Credit
    Continued development and refinement of vocabulary and sign acquisition of American Sign Language and understanding of deaf culture.
    Three hours per week with enhancement.
    Prerequisites ASL 102  or permission of instructor. 

American Studies

  
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    AMST 205 - The American Experience


    3 Hour(s) Credit
    Introductory course in American Studies. Attempts to define the American character and society through reading in history, biography and fiction covering the 19th and 20th centuries.
    Three hours per week.
  
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    AMST 305 - Alternative Communities and Lifestyles in America


    3 Hour(s) Credit
    Survey of American countercultures from the Puritans to recent communes. Emphasis on alternative forms of religion, economic and social organization, and marriage.
    Three hours per week.
  
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    AMST 315 - Topics in American Studies


    3 Hour(s) Credit
    Historical study of some particular aspect of American society and culture.
    Three hours per week.
    May be taken twice under different course titles.
  
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    AMST 480 - Senior Seminar in American Studies


    4 Hour(s) Credit
    A research seminar. Students design and carry out a research project. Class reading and discussion attempts to integrate previous work done in American studies and arrive at a comprehensive overview of American society and culture.
    Three hours per week with enhancement.
    Meets General Education IIB.
    Prerequisites Sophomore standing or permission of instructor.
    Cross-Listed With (May Not Receive Credit for Both) HIST 375 .

Anthropology

  
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    ANTH 100 - Cultural Anthropology and Linguistics


    4 Hour(s) Credit
    Introduction to the study of human culture and communication across a wide range of traditional and modern societies, with an emphasis on participant-observation ethnographic fieldwork.
    Three hours per week with enhancement.
    Meets General education IIIB or IIIC.
    May Not Receive Credit for Both ANTH 212 and ANTH 100
  
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    ANTH 102 - Biological Anthropology and Archaeology


    4 Hour(s) Credit
    Introduction to the study of human biological and cultural evolution from the earliest hominins to the present, with an emphasis on paleoanthropological and archaeological research.
    Three hours per week with enhancement.
    Meets General education IIIB or IIIC.
  
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    ANTH 200 - Topics in Anthropology


    4 Hour(s) Credit
    Study of specific topics in varied fields of anthropology.
    Three hours per week with enhancement.
    Meets General education IIIB or IIIC.
  
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    ANTH 201 - Cultural Anthropology Survey


    4 Hour(s) Credit
    A comprehensive survey of the indigenous peoples and traditional cultures of a specific region of the world, focusing on ethnographic and linguistic research.
    Three hours per week with enhancement.
    Meets General education IIIB or IIIC.
    May be taken twice under different subtitles.
  
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    ANTH 202 - Archaeology Survey


    4 Hour(s) Credit
    A comprehensive survey of the archaeological cultures of a specific region of the world or chronological period.
    Three hours per week with enhancement.
    Meets General education IIIB or IIIC.
    May be taken twice under different subtitles.
    May Not Receive Credit for Both ANTH 250 and ANTH 202
  
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    ANTH 215 - Religion, Magic and Witchcraft


    4 Hour(s) Credit
    Study of beliefs and rituals of people affected by the presence of gods or other supernatural beings. Topics include magic, witchcraft and shamanist practices among aboriginal and traditional societies throughout the world.
    Three hours per week with enhancement.
    Meets General education IIIB or IIIC.
  
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    ANTH 301 - Cultural Anthropological Method and Theory


    4 Hour(s) Credit
    Survey of the theoretical history of cultural anthropology and a detailed overview of the methods of ethnographic research.
    Three hours per week with enhancement.
    Prerequisites Sophomore standing and completion of two anthropology track core courses with grades of C or better.
  
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    ANTH 302 - Archaeological Method and Theory


    4 Hour(s) Credit
    Survey of the theoretical history of archaeology and a detailed overview of the methods of archaeological research.
    Three hours per week with enhancement.
    Prerequisites Sophomore standing and completion of two anthropology track core courses with grades of C or better.
  
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    ANTH 400 - Individual Directed Study


    4 Hour(s) Credit
    Advanced study in an area of anthropology through intensive literature and/or field research.
    Prerequisites Sophomore standing and completion of two anthropology track core courses with C or better grades.
  
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    ANTH 410 - Archaeological Field Methods


    6 Hour(s) Credit
    Instruction in the hands-on techniques of archaeological fieldwork, including survey, excavation and the recording of finds.
    Thirty-five hours per week.
    Offered during summer term only.
  
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    ANTH 459 - Seminar in Anthropology


    4 Hour(s) Credit
    Advanced study of current research and literature in a selected field of anthropology.
    Three hours per week with enhancement.
    Prerequisites Sophomore standing and completion of two anthropology track core courses with C or better grades.
    May be repeated twice under different subtitles.
  
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    ANTH 497 - Undergraduate Research


    4 Hour(s) Credit
    Independent student research under anthropology faculty supervision. Students will have the opportunity to study a topic in depth and design their own research project; public presentation of results required.
    Prerequisites Junior standing and satisfactory completion of three core courses.
  
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    ANTH 500 - Individual Directed Study


    3 Hour(s) Credit
    Advanced study in an area of anthropology through intensive literature and/or field research.
    May be repeated once under different subtitles.
  
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    ANTH 510 - Archaeological Field Methods


    6 Hour(s) Credit
    Instruction in the hands-on techniques of archaeological fieldwork, including survey, excavation and the recording of finds.
    Thirty-five hours per week.
    Offered during summer term only.
  
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    ANTH 559 - Seminar in Anthropology


    3 Hour(s) Credit
    Advanced study of current research and literature in a selected field of anthropology.
    Three hours per week.

Applied Health Physiology

  
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    AHPH 502 - Introduction to Research


    3 Hour(s) Credit
    Methods of investigating physiological mechanisms within the human clinical context; development of skills for producing as well as consuming research by proposing a research plan.
    Three hours per week.
    Prerequisites Admission to program.
  
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    AHPH 512 - Performance: Theory and Practice


    3 Hour(s) Credit
    Examination of strength training techniques and program design. Emphasis placed on proper form and utilization of various workout designs to complement larger training goals. Students will gain experience in the practical aspects of designing individual workout sessions, periodization and programming to enhance progression. The course is designed to assist the student in meeting requirements to be eligible for and pass the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist exam (additional fee required for examination).
    Three hours per week.
    Prerequisites Admission to graduate study.
  
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    AHPH 513 - Exercise and Strength Training for Rehabilitation


    3 Hour(s) Credit
    Review of injury process to bones/muscles that affect strengthening techniques and ability as well as the interaction of complicating medical history on exercise programs. Students will apply concepts of strengthening, cardiovascular and stretching techniques and design integrated programs for individuals with various medical conditions.
    Three hours per week.
    Prerequisites Admission to program.
  
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    AHPH 514 - Muscle Physiology


    3 Hour(s) Credit
    Examination of muscle structure and function. Focus on muscle response to aerobic and resistance training and alterations induced via supplement use. Additionally, students examine the influence of muscle disuse and response to injury.
    Three hours per week.
    Prerequisites Admission to graduate study.
  
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    AHPH 515 - Applied Strength and Conditioning


    3 Hour(s) Credit
    Application of concepts and principles presented in AHPH 512  and AHPH 513 . Students are assigned a group of athletes to train. Students work under the direction of the course instructor to design, implement and modify the strength and conditioning programs for their athletes. Emphasis is placed on tailoring the strength and conditioning programs to best meet the individual athlete’s needs.
    Three hours per week.
    Prerequisites AHPH 512  and American Heart Association Health Care Provider CPR.
  
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    AHPH 522 - Sports Performance Testing


    3 Hour(s) Credit
    In-depth study of practical and theoretical knowledge in human performance testing and assessment techniques. Gain skills and abilities to perform various tests and assessments in wide-ranging populations with practical application to program design.
    Three hours per week
    Prerequisites Admission to the graduate program
  
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    AHPH 523 - Biomechanics


    3 Hour(s) Credit
    Analytical approach to the study of the human nervous system and human motion as applied to kinematic and kinetic analysis. The integrated study of anatomy, physiology and mechanics with emphasis on understanding the anatomical and functional aspects of human movement in the area of health and sport sciences, such as in clinical, daily living and sport applications.
    Three hours per week
    Prerequisites Admission to the Applied Health Physiology Program.
    Fall Only
  
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    AHPH 532 - Exercise Metabolism and Muscle Physiology


    3 Hour(s) Credit
    A systematic, in-depth examination of the regulation of metabolic processes during exercise. Emphasis on carbohydrate, lipid and amino acid pathways in skeletal muscle, adipose tissue and the liver. Also includes an examination of metabolic factors contributing to fatigue and metabolic adaptations to strength and endurance exercise training.
    Three hours per week.
    Prerequisites Admission to Applied Health Physiology Program.
  
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    AHPH 534 - Performance Psychophysiology


    3 Hour(s) Credit
    Study of the interrelationships between the mind and body. Examination of current research and historical views on the interaction of physiological processes and psychological function.
    Three hours per week.
    Prerequisites Admission to Applied Health Physiology Program.
  
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    AHPH 542 - Comprehensive Weight Management


    3 Hour(s) Credit
    Study of exercise programming guidelines as established by the American College of Sports Medicine. A strong focus is placed upon nutrition and weight control in conjunction with exercise prescription recommendation for a variety of clinical populations. Students gain practical experience in developing exercise programs for individuals with various conditions.
    Three hours per week.
    Prerequisites Admission to program.
  
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    AHPH 544 - Essentials of Pharmacology


    3 Hour(s) Credit
    Examination of the physiological mechanisms involved in the clinical treatment of individuals with medications. Emphasis placed on the pharmacological influence on therapeutic exercise program design, monitoring techniques and patient outcomes.
    Three hours per week.
    Prerequisites Admission to program.
  
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    AHPH 545 - Cardiopulmonary Physiology


    3 Hour(s) Credit
    Study of cardiopulmonary physiology with an emphasis on gas transport, fluid and electrolyte balance, acid-base regulation, response to exercise and training adaptations.
    Three hours per week.
    Prerequisites Admission to program.
  
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    AHPH 546 - Special Populations Interventions


    3 Hour(s) Credit
    Study of the pathophysiology and psychosocial aspects of aging populations with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and those with Coronary Artery Disease (CAD). Examination of the deleterious effects of COPD and CAD on physical and psychological functioning. Emphasis on cardiac/pulmonary rehabilitation as a mechanism to enhance quality of life in populations with COPD and/or CAD.
    Three hours per week.
    Prerequisites Admission to program.
  
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    AHPH 553 - Applied Physiology


    3 Hour(s) Credit
    Study of common lab techniques used in physiologic health screening, fitness testing and research. Emphasis on cardiopulmonary and musculoskeletal procedures.
    Three hours per week.
    Prerequisites Admission to program.
  
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    AHPH 557 - Applied Cardiopulmonary Physiology


    3 Hour(s) Credit
    Using a case-based approach to enhance critical thinking, this course provides an in-depth study of applied cardiovascular/ pulmonary physiology to Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS). An expected outcome is achieving certification as ACLS providers.
    Three hours per week.
    Prerequisites American Heart Association Basic Life Support and consent of program director.
  
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    AHPH 558 - Advanced Strength and Conditioning


    3 Hour(s) Credit
    Take the base-level knowledge attained in AHPH 512   and expand on those ideas to have a more in-depth view on designing optimal programs for athletes and clients. Comprehensively look at all training variables and learn about how they systematically work together to form ideal programs. Help prepare students to enter into the work force by exposing them to recovery methods, technology, coaching and mental conditioning training.
    Three hours per week.
    Prerequisites Admission to program, AHPH 512 .
  
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    AHPH 559 - Research in Physiology


    3 Hour(s) Credit
    Teams identify a novel research question and develop a research protocol designed to answer that question. This includes conducting a pertinent literature review, determining resource needs and preparing an explanation/defense appropriate for the SU Human Subjects Committee. Concurrently, discuss original research articles and gain practical experience contributing to an existing line of research.
    Six hours per week.
    Prerequisites AHPH 502 .
  
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    AHPH 562 - Trends and Issues in Physiology


    3 Hour(s) Credit
    In-depth examination of current literature in physiological journals. Emphasis placed upon critical review of research in regards to methodology, data interpretation and conclusions derived from data.
    Three hours per week.
    Prerequisites Admission to program.
  
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    AHPH 590 - Selected Topics in Applied Health Physiology


    3 Hour(s) Credit
    Provides opportunities to investigate special themes or issues of interest for students in the health and fitness professions. Topics will vary by semester.
    Three hours per week.
    Prerequisites Permission of instructor.
    May be repeated once under different course subtitles for a total of six credits.
  
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    AHPH 692 - Internship I


    3 Hour(s) Credit
    A practical experience that requires the student to synthesize relevant professional knowledge and skills within a client care delivery environment.
    Two hundred hours per semester
    Prerequisites Permission of program director, completion of 18 AHPH Program graduate hours. As required by the internship site: purchase of professional liability insurance, immunizations satisfaction, medical clearance to participate, criminal background investigation, drug screening and American Heart Association Basic Life Support.
  
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    AHPH 693 - Internship II


    3 Hour(s) Credit
    A practical experience that requires the student to synthesize relevant professional knowledge and skills within a client care delivery environment.
    Two hundred hours per semester.
    Prerequisites Permission of program director, completion of 27 AHPH Program graduate hours. As required by the internship site: purchase of professional liability insurance, immunizations satisfaction, medical clearance to participate, criminal background investigation, drug screening and American Heart Association Basic Life Support.
    Pre or Corequisites AHPH 692 .

Arabic

  
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    ARAB 101 - Elementary Arabic I


    4 Hour(s) Credit
    Beginning spoken and written Arabic with emphasis on the sound system and the basic structures of the language.
    Three hours per week with enhancement.
    Meets General Education IIIA or IIIC.
  
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    ARAB 102 - Elementary Arabic II


    4 Hour(s) Credit
    Continuation of skill development in spoken and written Arabic with further study of major structures.
    Three hours per week with enhancement.
    Meets General Education IIIA or IIIC.
    Prerequisites ARAB 101  or permission of instructor.

Art

  
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    ART 104 - Art Appreciation


    4 Hour(s) Credit
    Wide-ranging introduction to the visual arts that focuses primarily on the art and architecture of Western Civilization. Topics include art theory, visual perception, subject matter and content, art-making media and techniques, the creative process and the relation of art to its historical and cultural context. For non-majors only. Does not fulfill any requirements for art majors, art minors or art history minors.
    Three hours per week with enhancement.
    Meets General Education IIIA or IIIC.
  
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    ART 121 - Design Principles


    4 Hour(s) Credit
    Introduction to and development of knowledge and comprehension of the underlying principles of visual composition, through the creation of designs. Bulk supplies are provided, but students need to furnish some materials.
    Six hours per week.
    Meets General Education IIIA or IIIC.
    Corequisites Major ART 130 
    Pre or Corequisites no Corequisite/prerequisite for nonmajors.
  
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    ART 129 - Introduction to Digital Photography


    4 Hour(s) Credit
    Introductory-level course designed to explore fundamentals of composition using digital photography and related support technology. Stresses the application of the elements of design and principles of composition through traditional photographic assignments and is appropriate for non-art majors, art minors and art majors in all tracks except photography. Instruction includes use of a digital camera and basic image manipulation programs. Students must provide their own cameras.
    Six hours per week.
    Meets General Education IIIA or IIIC.
    Major Prerequisites ART 121 .
  
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    ART 130 - Drawing I


    4 Hour(s) Credit
    Introduction to basic drawing principles, using a combination of black and white media in the exploration of linear and tonal elements. Students furnish their own materials. B.A. and B.F.A. core.
    Six hours per week.
    Meets General Education IIIA or IIIC.
    Corequisites Major ART 121 
    Pre or Corequisites no Corequisite/prerequisite for non-majors.
  
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    ART 201 - Introduction to Art History


    4 Hour(s) Credit
    Chronological survey of art and architecture in western civilization, from prehistory to the present. Considers the style, subject matter and purposes of art in relation to its historical time period or culture. B.A. and B.F.A. core.
    Three hours per week with enhancement.
    Meets General Education IIIA or IIIC.
  
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    ART 208 - History of Baroque and Rococo Art


    4 Hour(s) Credit
    Survey of the visual arts in Europe from the late 16th century to the end of the 18th century. Explores the work of the era’s major artists in relation to the larger historical, social and cultural contexts of their time. Emphasis on new developments in subject matter, patronage and art theory.
    Three hours per week with enhancement.
    Meets General Education IIIA or IIIC.
    Major Prerequisites ART 201 
    Non-Major Prerequisites no prerequisite for non-majors.
  
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    ART 215 - Ceramics I


    4 Hour(s) Credit
    Introductory ceramics course that includes the development and aesthetics of ceramic utilitarian forms and sculpture. Learn basic technical aspects of building with clay, working with glazes and the firing of ceramic objects. Emphasis is on problem solving and development of ideas. Creative process, critical thinking and development of design skills are also important elements. Students furnish their own materials. B.A. Core. 
    Six hours per week.
    Meets General Education IIIA or IIIC.
    Major Prerequisites ART 121 , ART 130  
    Non-Major Prerequisites No prerequisites for non-majors.
  
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    ART 226 - Graphic Design I


    4 Hour(s) Credit
    Introduction to graphic design as a specialized arts medium that integrates text and images to communicate specific messages to diverse viewers. Covers the history of graphic design, principles of visual communication and image creation, and the use of specialized computer software to solve basic graphic design problems.
    Six hours per week.
    Prerequisites ART 121 , ART 130 , ART 201 .
  
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    ART 227 - Digital Design and Layout


    4 Hour(s) Credit
    Introduction for non-graphic design majors to the principles of graphic design and layout, and to the basic software packages used in graphic design. Designed to help fine arts majors prepare and present images of their artwork in a professional manner, and should be taken in the junior or senior year.
    Six hours per week.
    Major Prerequisites ART 121 , ART 130 , ART 201  and either ART 129  or ART 229 
    Non-Major Prerequisites no prerequisites for non-majors.
  
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    ART 229 - Photography I


    4 Hour(s) Credit
    Introduction to basic elementary black and white photographic methods and darkroom procedures. Students furnish their own cameras, film, paper and developing tank. B.A. core.
    Six hours per week.
    Major Prerequisites ART 121 , ART 130 , ART 201 
    Non-Major Prerequisites no prerequisites for non-majors.
  
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    ART 230 - Drawing II


    4 Hour(s) Credit
    Introduction to monochromatic and polychromatic drawing techniques using wet and dry media. Students furnish their own materials. B.F.A. core.
    Six hours per week.
    Major Prerequisites ART 121 , ART 130 , ART 201 .
    Non-Major Prerequisites ART 130 .
  
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    ART 246 - Painting I


    4 Hour(s) Credit
    Introduction to techniques in oil, acrylics and watercolor. Students furnish their own materials. B.A. and B.F.A. core.
    Six hours per week.
    Major Prerequisites ART 121 , ART 130 , ART 201 .
    Non-Major Prerequisites ART 130 .
 

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