Jan 29, 2023  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

History

  
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    HIST 396 - Manuscripts and Archives: An Introduction (3 credits)


    This course introduces students to a range of important issues concerning the source of the raw materials that most professional historians work with: archival documents and manuscripts. Students learn to locate, read, describe, transcribe, and digitize a variety of original archival materials that have never been published before. We also trace the broad history of libraries and archives, evaluate a wide range of digital archives, and consider the effects of the digital revolution on archival studies. This course includes an examination of the historiography and theorizing of archives and manuscripts. F, S.
  
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    HIST 397 - Digital History (3 credits)


    This history course investigates how the past has been rapidly digitized and explores the debates in the field of digital humanities knowledge production. From debates in the field, to theoretical approaches, to methodological practices, to technological tools, this course explores how the past has been preserved and presented in a digital format. Students critically analyze digital materials and evaluate and interpret such documents as historical primary sources, memoirs, literary works, films, photographs, artifacts, music, and art. Offered as needed.
  
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    HIST 399 - Independent Study (1 to 6 credits)


    (Prereq: Written contract between student and instructor, approved by the department chair and dean). This course may be repeated for credit under different topics.
  
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    HIST 401 Q* - Rome: The Imperial City (3 credits)


    This course examines the development of the Roman Empire from the age of Augustus through the fifth century, focusing on the political, economic, social, religious, and cultural realms or the Empire, particularly through the lens of the built environment. F, S, M, Su.
  
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    HIST 402 Q* - History of Early Christianity (3 credits)


    This course explores the political, economic, social, theological, and cultural developments of Christianity in the Mediterranean, situating the early Christian movement within the historical context of its Jewish roots through its westward expansion, c. 4 BCE-600 CE. F, S, M, Su.
  
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    HIST 403 Q* - Gender and Sexuality in the Early Church, c. 30-600 CE (3 credits)


    Using the lens of gender, this course explores the political, economic, social, theological, an cultural developments of the Christianity in the Mediterranean, c. 30-600 CE, situating the early Christian movement within the historical context of Roman gender constructs and the shifting power structures of the Roman Empire. F, S, M, Su.
  
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    HIST 404 Q* - Topics in Late Antiquity (3 credits)


    This course will examine a variety of historical developments that took place in late antiquity (c. 200-800 CE) through such lenses as the political, social, religious, cultural, economic, intellectual, and military changes of the period. Topics may include sport and entertainment; barbarian migrations, ethnicity, and identity; the transformations of Mediterranean powers, shifts in late-antique art, architecture, and urbanization, or other topics as determined by the instructor. This course may be taken for up to six hours of credit under different topics. F, S, M, Su.
  
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    HIST 410 - Nationalism, Revolution and War in the Ottoman Empire, 1908-1923 (3 credits)


    This seminar will explore the rise of revolutionary and nationalist movements during the last decades of the Ottoman Empire, the Balkan Wars, World War I, and the post-war peace. Primary attention will be paid to the impact these movements, wars and settlements had on the Empire, society, identity, and the successor states. F, S, May, Su.
  
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    HIST 440 - Pacific Front of World War II (3 credits)


    This course can be used as an elective or cognate. This course examines the rise, fall and collapse of the Japanese empire from 1931 to 1945. The course explores the influence of domestic and international factors that led to the war, the conduct of the war from a strategic and operational level, as well as the decision to bring the war to a halt.
  
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    HIST 442 - Sexuality and Gender in Medieval Europe (3 credits)


    (Prereq: HIST 101 ) This course introduces students to the application of gender theory in explicating a crucial era in Western history’s development, the Middle Ages. Students will examine literary, artistic, and medical-philosophical ideas that reveal the ways sectors of medieval society defined femininity, masculinity, non-gendered and transgendered bodies and behaviors as it constructed a social and biological order that proved an important foundation of modern European understandings.
  
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    HIST 443 - Modern Colonialism (3 credits)


    European colonial and imperial practices from approximately 1830 to the present. Course will explore settler colonialism, informal empire, cultural hegemony, “civilizing missions”, under-development, independence movements, and post-colonialism.
  
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    HIST 444 - The Norman Conquests of England, Sicily and South Italy (3 credits)


    (Prereq: HIST 101 ) This course introduces students to the complexities and consequences of military action undertaken by the newly-Christianized Normans as they conquered the kingdoms of Anglo-Saxon England and Byzantine/Muslim Sicily and South Italy. The Normans, only minor nobles of little consequence at the outset, soon became the dominant feudal monarchs of Western Europe. Their acculturation in their new lands, and their political, artistic, textual and legal strategies introduced Western Europe to new expressions of individual power and state authority.
  
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    HIST 446 - Age of Crusades (3 credits)


    (Prereq: HIST 101  or HIST 111 ) This class examines the origins of crusading ideals, as well as the evolution of their religious, economic and military expressions. Particular attention is paid to the many variant perspectives expressed in documents of the period; these include Byzantine critiques of Western crusaders, Muslim depictions of Christian opponents, Jewish protestation of anti-Semitic acts, Christian rhetoric promoting crusade, and gendered responses to crusade.
  
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    HIST 447 - History of Western Medicine from Antiquity to the Renaissance (3 credits)


    This course examines the development of rational medicine and its alternatives from classical Greece and the emergence of the Hippocratic tradition (5th century BCE) through the Black Death (14th century CE). Students will study the social and economic dynamics that support and fuel medico-scientific development; will consider medical competition between educated scholars and unlettered empirics; will evaluate the interactions between scientific medicine and religion, and between medicine and economics.
  
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    HIST 448 - Early Modern Science and Medicine (3 credits)


    A survey of Science (Natural Philosophy) and Medicine from the Renaissance through the Enlightenment, c. 1400-1800 CE, including such topics as the recovery of ancient authorities such as Aristotle, Galen, and Hippocrates, the new heliocentric astronomy, the new anatomy of Vesalius, the rise of experimental and mathematical science, Harvey and the circulation of the Blood, Baconian, and Cartesian philosophies of science, new scientific societies, chemical medicine, the rise of mechanism, and the cultural, religious, rhetorical, and political context of science, health, and healing.
  
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    HIST 450 - The City in European History (3 credits)


    This course provides an overview European urbanization from antiquity through the present era in terms of multiple case studies. This course may be repeated for up to six credit hours under different topics. F, S, M, Su.
  
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    HIST 451 - History of Modern Medicine and the Body (3 credits)


    This course examines the development of scientific medicine as well as medical and scientific approaches to the body from 1800 to the present. The course may focus on the making of modern physicians and patients, transformations in public health and epidemiology, the roles of gender and race in treating “unhealthy” bodies, and other topics. This course may be repeated for up to six credit hours under different topics. F, S, May, and Su.
  
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    HIST 455 Q* - Special Topics in Latin American History (3 credits)


    This course will examine a variety of Latin American historical developments that may cover a specific period or larger chronology from the time of ancient civilizations, the European encounter, colonialism, the national period, and up to recent history. Topics may include but are not limited to: women in the Americas, urban history, race and nation, intellectual history, and 20th century revolutions. This course may be repeated for up to six credit hours under different topics. F, S, M, Su.
  
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    HIST 460 - American Military History (3 credits)


    A study of principal military strategies and their imprint on American military strategy and tactics; the causes of selected wars in American history and the conduct of war by the nation’s armed forces; war’s impact on America’s political, economic, and military systems; and the lasting imprint of war on America’s military personnel and civilian population.
  
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    HIST 461 - The Pursuit of Peace (3 credits)


    This course examines the evolution of diplomacy and pacifist thought, the advancement of international statecraft and its historical response to global crises, the efforts of individuals, NGOs, politicians and states to secure and sustain peace in contemporary crises, divergent historical narratives, and the role of historians in conflict resolution, transformation and historical reconciliation. F, S, M, Su.
  
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    HIST 462 - The Causes, Conduct, and Consequences of War (3 credits)


    The Causes, Conduct, and Consequences of War (3). This course is a detailed examination of the fundamental causes of modern war from the late eighteenth century to the present; the modernization of war in purpose, scope, and conduct; and the imprint of war on individuals, societies, and governments. S.
  
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    HIST 463 Q* - Topics in Race and Ethnicity (3 credits)


    This course introduces students to selected issues in the history of race and ethnicity. Topics may include the historical underpinnings of the legal, social, and political formation of race and ethnicity experienced by peoples and societies around the globe. This course may be repeated for up to six credit hours under different topics. Offered as needed.
  
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    HIST 475 Q - The U.S. in the World (3 credits)


    This course takes an integrated social studies approach to examine important themes in U.S. and world history. While exploring chronological developments, attention will be given to different political systems, economic conditions, and geographic skills. Students will also practice critical writing and presentation skills in the course. The course will be of particular benefit to middle-level education majors and other students interested in social studies teaching. S.
  
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    HIST 485 Q* - Topics in the Medieval Middle East (3 credits)


    This course will examine a variety of historical developments that took place in the medieval Middle East through such lenses as the political, social, religious, cultural, economic, intellectual, and military changes of the period. Topics may include Mongols and Mamluks; gender in the early Islamic world, orientalism and identity in the Islamic world; the Spanish caliphate, shifts in classical Islamic art, architecture, and urbanization, or other topics as determined by the instructor. This course may be taken for up to six hours of credit under different topics. F, S, M, Su.
  
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    HIST 492 - Topics in History (1 to 3 credits)


    Reading and research on selected historical subjects. This course may be repeated for credit under different topics.
  
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    HIST 493 Q* - Topics in History (1 to 3 credits)


    Reading and research on selected historical subjects. This course may be repeated for credit under different topics. F, S, Su.
  
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    HIST 494 - Topics in History (1 to 3 credits)


    Reading and research on selected historical subjects. This course may be repeated for credit under different topics.
  
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    HIST 495 Q - Internship in History (3 to 12 credits)


    (Prereq: permission of the adviser and department chair required) This course is open to history majors with a minimum 2.50 GPA and who have completed at least 30 credit hours at the time of enrollment. Off-campus internships may include additional requirements, including a minimum 3.00 GPA and completion of at least 12 credit hours of history. The internship requires 40 hours of employment per credit hour, a reflective journal, and a research report. The purpose of the internship is to provide students with practical training and experience in history-related work and to introduce them to local, regional and national employers in fields of applied history. The course may be repeated under different topics for up to 12 credit hours. Six credit hours of this course may be applied to upper-level history major requirements. F, S, May, Su.
  
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    HIST 496 - The Byzantine Empire (c300-1453) (3 credits)


    A study of the eastern half of the Roman Empire, from the inauguration of Constantinople c.330, through the development of the Byzantine Empire as a distinct Medieval civilization, and ending with the Turkish conquest of 1453.
  
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    HIST 498 - Senior Seminar (3 credits)


    (Prereq: completion of HIST 250  with a grade of ‘C’ or better) A seminar designed to expose students to the most important varieties of historical interpretation and the methodologies employed by historians through the centuries. While the focus will be on historiography and methodology in the modern world, some consideration will be given to examples from earlier periods. To provide continuity and coherence, professors may elect to focus a significant part of the course on the historiography and methodology of a particular topic in their area of expertise. A minimum of fifteen pages of graded, written work, and at least one graded oral presentation is required. Any departmental exit exam(s) will be administered in this course.
  
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    HIST 499 - Senior Thesis (3 credits)


    A course designed to introduce the student to the principles of historical research and writing. History majors may apply during their junior year through the department chair. Only selected seniors will be admitted. Primary criteria are an outstanding academic record and a genuine interest in graduate school.

Honors

  
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    ARTH 105H - History of Western Art I (3 credits)


    (=ARTH 105 ) (Prereq: Honors student or permission of the instructor) A survey of the visual arts and their relevance to their times from the Paleolithic period through the Gothic period. F, S.
  
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    ARTH 106H - History of Western Art II (3 credits)


    (=HIST 106 ) (Prereq: Honors student or permission of the instructor) A survey of the visual arts and their relevance to their times from the Renaissance to the present. F, S.
  
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    ARTH 107H - World Art (3 credits)


    (=ARTH 107 ) (Prereq: Honors student or permission of the instructor) A survey of World art from prehistory to the present, including but not limited to African, Asian, Islamic, and Oceanic art as well as art of the Americas, exploring diverse cultural experiences from a visual perspective. F, S.
  
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    BIOL 121H - Biological Science I (3 credits)


    (=BIOL 121 ) (Prereq: Honors student with placement into MATH 131  or above, or have a ‘C’ or better in MATH 130 ) (Coreq: BIOL 121L ) An introduction to biological principles for students majoring in biology and related fields of study. Topics include scientific method, chemistry of life, macromolecules, cell structure and function, mendelian and molecular genetics. F, S, Su.
  
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    COMM 150H - Media, Self and the World (3 credits)


    (=COMM 150 ) (Prereq: Honors student or permission of the instructor) Examines the many ways media systems and mediated communication shape our understanding of ourselves and our world. How various media (e.g., television, internet, newspapers) interact and deliver content (e.g., entertainment, news, advertising) that influences the “real world” are examined. Also looks at how new technologies allow easier direct access to content. Special attention is given to how students can apply media literacy skills to their academic and personal lives. F, S, Su.
  
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    HONR 101 - Honors Seminar (3 credits)


    This course is a University Honors Program graduation requirement. A humanities-based interdisciplinary course designed to introduce students to important themes and topics from different traditions and in multiple engagements.
  
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    HONR 105 - Critical Methods of Inquiry (3 credits)


    (Prereq: Students must be enrolled in the University Honors Program) This course introduces students to models and methodologies of critical thinking, and prepares them to utilize critical thinking techniques to evaluate formal and informal claims and arguments. Special attention is paid to cognitive biases, informal logical fallacies, and the disciplinary assumptions that undergird argumentative claims from a variety of fields. F, S.
  
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    HONR 201 - Great Themes: Perspectives in the Humanities (3 credits)


    (Restricted to students in the University Honors Program. Students cannot register for HONR 202 or HONR 203 in the same semester as HONR 201.) This course is an interdisciplinary exploration of a significant theme chosen as part of the honors curriculum. Students enrolled in HONR 201 will concentrate on one or more disciplines in the Humanities from which to approach the theme. Students from HONR 202  Great Themes: Perspectives in the Social Sciences and HONR 203  Great Themes: Global Perspectives will share the classroom experience with those enrolled in this class. S.
  
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    HONR 202 - Great Themes: Perspectives in the Social Sciences (3 credits)


    (Restricted to students in the University Honors Program. Students cannot register for HONR 201 or HONR 203 in the same semester as HONR 202.) This course is an interdisciplinary exploration of a significant theme chosen as part of the honors curriculum. Students enrolled in HONR 202 will concentrate on one or more disciplines in the Social Sciences from which to approach the theme. Students from HONR 201  Great Themes: Perspectives in the Humanities and HONR 203  Great Themes: Global Perspectives will share the classroom experience with those enrolled in this class. S.
  
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    HONR 203 - Great Themes: Global Perspectives (3 credits)


    (Restricted to students in the University Honors Program. Students cannot register for HONR 201 or HONR 202 in the same semester as HONR 203) This course is an interdisciplinary exploration of a significant theme chosen as part of the honors curriculum. Students enrolled in HONR 203 will concentrate on one or more global perspectives from which to approach the theme. Students from HONR 201  Great Themes: Perspectives in the Humanities and HONR 202  Great Themes: Perspectives in the Social Sciences will share the classroom experience with those enrolled in this class. S.
  
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    HONR 207 - Peer Mentor Training (0 credits)


    (Prereq: permission of the instructor) In this course, students will prepare to be peer mentors for HONR 101  classes. The course is open to the University Honors Program Research Scholars only. Pass/Fail grading only. S.
  
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    HONR 301 - Special Topics in Global Studies (1 to 3 credits)


    (Prereq: Enrollment in the Honor’s Program or permission of the instructor) An interdisciplinary examination of selected themes and topics that shed light on a broad range of cultural, economic, political, social, and cultural vectors that link nations and societies. Offered as needed.
  
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    HONR 302 - Special Topics in Cultural Studies (1 to 3 credits)


    (Prereq: Enrollment in the Honor’s Program or permission of the instructor) An interdisciplinary examination of selected themes and topics that shed light on the ways in which cultural meaning is generated, disseminated, and produced through various practices, beliefs and institutions. Offered as needed.
  
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    HONR 304 - Special Topics in Environmental Studies (1 to 3 credits)


    (Prereq: Enrollment in the Honor’s Program or permission of the instructor) An interdisciplinary course on environmental topics such as biodiversity, sustainability, conservation, pollution, climate change, and human ecology. Offered as needed.
  
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    HONR 305 - Special Topics in Social Justice (1 to 3 credits)


    (Prereq: Enrollment in the Honor’s Program or permission of the instructor) An examination of themes and topics related to the realities of conflict, environmental degradation, poverty, the sex trades, sweatshops, and militarism viewed in terms of theories of social justice and strategies for social change. Offered as needed.
  
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    HONR 306 - Oral History in Action (3 credits)


    (Restricted to honors students or permission of the instructor) The class explores experiential learning via interview and ethnography. Students interview members of the local community to build a better understanding of local history and the history of Coastal Carolina University. Offered as needed.
  
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    HONR 325 Q* - Service Learning (3 credits)


    Students participate in public service with local agencies in order to understand the relationship between civic responsibility and higher education. In the classroom, students reflect upon the function and necessity of their service as well as on its limitations in responding to specific community needs and general social problems.
  
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    HONR 399 - Independent Study (1 to 6 credits)


    This course will be offered as an elective to satisfy a junior level University Honors Program requirement.
  
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    HONR 498 - Honors Capstone Seminar (3 credits)


    Reading and writing on a selected theme. Class presentations will be provided by faculty from a variety of disciplines.
  
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    HONR 499 - Honors Senior Thesis/Project (3 credits)


    (Prereq: HONR 498 ) Each student undertakes an original research project under the supervision of a faculty member in the student’s major area of study.
  
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    PHIL 318H - Business Ethics (3 credits)


    (=PHIL 318 ) (Prereq: Honors student with sophomore standing or higher, or permission of the instructor) Ethical theory is presented and applied to business cases involving individual, corporate, and governmental rights and responsibilities. F, S, Su.
  
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    POLI 101H - Introduction to World Politics (3 credits)


    (=POLI 101 ) (Prereq: Honors student or permission of the instructor) An introduction to global politics connecting the ideas, cultures, and policies of individual countries to the international level. Students will examine conflict and cooperation on the planet in the areas of security, the environment, economic development, financial institutions, and human rights toward a better understanding of global citizenship in the 21st Century. F, S.
  
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    POLI 201H - Introduction to American Government (3 credits)


    (POLI 201 ) (Prereq: Honors student or permission of the instructor) An introduction to the national institutions and political processes of American government. Students will examine the formation, development, organization, and powers of national institutions; the interaction between political processes and political behavior; the development of civil rights and civil liberties; and the policy process. F, S, Su.
  
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    PSYC 101H - General Psychology (3 credits)


    (=PSYC 101 ) (Prereq: Honors student or permission of the instructor) A general introduction to the scientific study of behavior. The theme of basic research will be followed through the study of personality, learning and memory, cognition, developmental, social, abnormal, and the biological bases of behavior, in addition to some other selected topics. F, S.
  
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    THEA 130H - Principles of Dramatic Analysis (3 credits)


    (=THEA 130 ) (Prereq: Honors student or permission of the instructor) This course is designed to cultivate students understanding of contemporary cultural/literary theories, critical evaluation, analysis, and interpretation of dramatic literature and performance. The class emphasizes traditional and non-traditional canons of dramatic literature, traditional structures and forms of drama and cultural arguments within their literary, historical and philosophical contexts.
  
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    VPA 103H - Topics in the Fine Arts (3 credits)


    (=VPA 103 ) (Prereq: Honors student or permission of the instructor) This course is designed to provide the student with the basic understanding of how the arts critically influence and culturally enhance our everyday experience. Each section will present a variety of modes that are rooted in artistic expression. Topics will draw from one or more of the following disciplines: Creative Writing, Music, Theatre, and the Visual Arts. F, S, Su.

Hospitality, Resort, and Tourism Management

  
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    HRTM 101 Q* - Introduction to Resort Tourism Management (3 credits)


    This course provides an introduction to the exciting and diverse hospitality and tourism industry, in the context of resort destination areas. Through classroom lectures, in which industry guest speakers will participate, case studies and off-campus industry site visits students gain an understanding of the scope and complexity of the industry. This course discusses the many internship and career opportunities in resort areas of the hospitality and tourism industry. F, S.
  
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    HRTM 150 Q - Tourism and Society (3 credits)


    The course facilitates students’ understanding of the social psychology of tourism and of the social, physical, and economic benefits and costs exchanged by travelers, workers, and communities engaged in the tourism process. Students complete case studies and conduct ethnographic field research in which they observe tourists in their local community in order to better understand the benefits and challenges of living in a tourist destination area for both workers and for the host communities. F, S.
  
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    HRTM 180 Q - Guest Services I (1 credit)


    (Prereq: HRTM 101 ) The Guest Services I internship is a supervised work experience in which students are employed in a “heart-of-the-house” or support function within the context of the resort tourism industry. The specific work environment and student’s job responsibilities must be approved, in advance, by supervising faculty. Students will be required to maintain a detailed journal relative to their workplace activities, establish specific learning goals, complete a reflective essay regarding the experience, and will be evaluated by their workplace supervisor. Students must work a minimum of 240 hours in the internship environment. F, S, Su.
  
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    HRTM 230 Q - Introductory Resort Tourism Internship (3 credits)


    (Prereq: HRTM 101 ) The Introductory Resort Tourism Internship is a supervised work experience, for non-resort tourism management majors, in which students are employed in an entry-level position within the context of the resort tourism industry. The specific work environment and student’s job responsibilities must be approved, in advance, by supervising faculty. Students will be required to maintain a detailed journal relative to their workplace activities, establish specific learning goals, complete a reflective essay regarding the experience, and will be evaluated by their workplace supervisor. Students must work a minimum of 240 hours in the internship environment. This course may be repeated one time for additional credit (6 credits maximum); however, the experience must vary in some substantive way (e.g. gaining experience with a different employer or with a different job description); repeat enrollment must be approved in advance by the Director of the Wall Center for Excellence. F, S, Su.
  
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    HRTM 280 Q - Guest Services (1 to 3 credits)


    (Coreq: HRTM 101 ) The Guest Services Internship is a supervised work experience in which students are employed in an approved hospitality- or tourism-related setting for at least 130 and up to 390 work hours (130 hours per academic credit). Students are required to establish learning goals, answer weekly journal questions about their experience, and will be evaluated by their workplace supervisor. Students may receive from one to three (1-3) credit hours for the Guest Services Internship course, which may be repeated two (2) times to satisfy the three (3) required credits of internship experience for the HRTM major. F, S, Su.
  
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    HRTM 282 - Survey of Food & Beverage Management (3 credits)


    (=PGMP 282 ) (Prereq: not recommended at the Freshman level) Provides students with an opportunity to learn concepts and skills related to food and beverage service operations. Class time will be used to present concepts and base knowledge, while lab time will be used to develop actual food preparation skills and food and beverage costing techniques. F, S.
  
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    HRTM 349 - Revenue Management (3 credits)


    (Prereq: A grade of ‘C’ or better in CBAD 201  and CBAD 202 , or by permission of the instructor) The main objectives of this course is to understand the techniques used in maximizing revenues and managing costs in the hospitality industry. This course introduces students to the principles of food and labor cost control, menu engineering, bottom-up approach to pricing, and cost management. The course also covers important topics including, but not limited to, the following: revenue management applications that hospitality managers can use to increase revenue without increasing products or promotions, strategies for tapping into new markets, and techniques for effectively and efficiently delivering products and services to customers. F.
  
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    HRTM 364 - Resort Operations Management (3 credits)


    (=CBAD 364 ) (Prereq:A grade of ‘C’ or better in CBAD 292 ) (Coreq or prereq: CBAD 301 ) A study of the interactions among organizational resources used in some combination to provide resort-tourism products and services. Special attention is given to decision making using conventional and quantitative tools and techniques within the context of a resort-tourism setting. F, S.
  
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    HRTM 380 - Tourism Sales (1 credit)


    (Prereq: HRTM 180  and HRTM 280 ) A six month internship experience in resort tourism sales, i.e. conference and meeting sales, room sales, banquet sales, tour/travel sales. This course includes biweekly instruction from faculty and management on sales techniques.
  
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    HRTM 381 - International Internship (3 credits)


    (Prereq: completion of 54 semester hours) Internship experience in a tourism-related field conducted in a country other than that in which the majority of the student’s academic coursework is completed. S.
  
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    HRTM 385 - Current Issues in Resort Tourism (3 credits)


    This course provides future tourism industry leaders with an in-depth understanding of the critical issues currently affecting the tourism businesses operation in resort destinations. Students become familiar with trade literature in the tourism industry.
  
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    HRTM 386 - Applied Tourism Research (3 credits)


    (Prereq: completion of 54 semester hours) Cases and projects in tourism management, marketing, and tourism destination planning. This course will include both classroom instruction and field research. F.
  
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    HRTM 387 - Conventions and Event Management (3 credits)


    The course provides information on systems, technologies, and organizations in the meetings, expositions, events, and convention (MEEC) industry. S.
  
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    HRTM 393 - Management Information Systems (3 credits)


    (=CBAD 393 ) (Prereq: A grade of ‘C’ or better in CSCI 110  or equivalent, and CBAD 301 ) A study of the use of information systems in business, emphasis is on the identification of practical, managerial, and ethical dilemmas related to the development, implementation, and use of information systems. F, S.
  
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    HRTM 467 - Real Estate Finance and Investments (3 credits)


    (=FIN 462 ) (Prereq: A grade of ‘C’ or better in CBAD 363 ) Principles and practices in real estate finance focusing on institutions, instruments, and determinants of terms and availability of credit, topic include interest and yield mechanics, cash flow analysis, risk analysis, and various loan strategies or packages.
  
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    HRTM 474 Q* - Quality Process Management (3 credits)


    (=MGMT 481 ) (Prereq: A grade of ‘C’ or better in CBAD 301  and completion of 84 semester hours) The systematic process through which managers regulate organizational activities to meet planned goals and standards of quality. Topics will include different types of quality control processes, total quality management, product and service quality techniques, and the uses of information technology for insuring quality. S.
  
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    HRTM 480 Q - Resort Management Training (1 to 6 credits)


    (Prereq: HRTM 230  or HRTM 280 ; or permission from the department chair or WCOB Career Services director) The Management Training Internship is a supervised work experience in which students are employed up to 780 work hours (130 hours per academic credit). Students are tasked with learning and applying the management systems utilized by a hospitality or tourism organization. Students are required to establish learning goals, answer weekly journal questions about their experience, and will be evaluated by their workplace supervisor. Students may receive from three to six (3-6) credit hours for the Management Training Internship and the course may be repeated two (2) times for a total of six (6) credits. However, students cannot earn more than a total of nine (9) HRTM internship credit hours over the course of a single undergraduate program, including those earned from HRTM 230 or HRTM 280, and only nine (9) credit hours may be applied toward the minimum credit hours required for a single Coastal Carolina University degree. F, S, Su.
  
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    HRTM 490 Q* - Seminar in Resort Tourism Planning (3 credits)


    (Prereq: A grade of ‘C’ or better in CBAD 301 , CBAD 350 , and CBAD 363 ) This course examines resort design and public policy in tourism destinations. Special emphasis is placed on the interrelationships between tourist demand, tourism goods and services, and tourist host communities. Students develop plans for a proposed tourism site. F, S.

Humanities and Fine Arts

  
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    HFA 110 - Research Fellows I (0 to 1 credit)


    (Prereq: Acceptance to the Edwards College Research Fellows Program) This course introduces students to the Edwards College and to its Research Fellows Program. Students develop skills in conducting primary research, writing (synthesizing and presenting information to varied audiences), and editing. They develop communication skills by conducting interviews, participating in small group discussions, and delivering formal presentations. Pass/Fail grading only. S.
  
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    HFA 133 - MINDSET for Academic Success (0-1 credits)


    MINDSET for Academic Success is a course designed for students who are majoring in disciplines housed in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts. The purpose of the course is to teach and reinforce strategies for academic success and to develop a new MINDSET (motivation, initiative, navigation, direction, study skills, expectations, and time management). Students will learn best practices for success in their college careers.
  
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    HFA 205 - Introduction to Cultural Heritage Studies (3 credits)


    This course introduces students to the concepts of cultural heritage. It explores the range and breadth of cultural heritage, from physical structures to cultural traditions, from man-made objects to natural landscapes, and from the pre-historic to the modern world. Students are also presented with critical theory in the discipline and methods and approaches to the protection and preservation of cultural heritage. F, S.
  
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    HFA 210 - Research Fellows II (0 to 1 credit)


    (Prereq: HFA 110 ) This course introduces Edwards College Research Fellows to the principles and practices of secondary research: disciplinary-specific databases and digital archives; governmental websites; quantitative and qualitative methods, theoretical lenses, etc. Topics include compiling a scholarly annotated bibliography and/or a literature review; interpreting, analyzing, and evaluating sources; ensuring academic integrity; understanding citation and format style guides; and knowing academic expectations for quality in the content and presentation of a researched article. Students will prepare a research guide for students entering their major. Pass/Fail grading only. S.
  
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    HFA 250 - Research Methods in African Diaspora Studies (3 credits)


    This course provides an introduction to a range of qualitative research methods as they are applied to the study of the African diaspora, especially the peoples of African descent in the Americas. Students examine theoretical and conceptual issues and develop skills with methodologies employed when conducting humanities research. Students investigate the ways that texts and other discourse medium have represented people of African descent in literature, media images, and in history. Students prepare a preliminary research plan followed by an original research paper employing the methods and theories learned in the class. Offered as needed.
  
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    HFA 310 Q - Edwards College Research Fellows III (0-1 credits)


    (prereq: HFA 110 HFA 210  or permission of the instructor) This course introduces the Edwards College Research Fellows to advanced research skills, processes of applying to research competitions, finalizing abstracts and proposals, editing, and the presentation of their research and evidence at the Undergraduate Research Competition. Students work with departmental mentors and transition into working for their major department as research assistants. S.
  
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    HFA 391 Q - Press Project Workshop (1 to 3 credits)


    This course introduces students to and involves them in the hands-on work of a university press. Students will help to develop press projects and will work on a variety of print and digital components. Participants will learn and practice various steps in the publication process and the production of multimedia content. Activities and themes will change based on current press projects. This course may be repeated for up to nine credit hours. S.
  
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    HFA 399 - Independent Study in Humanities and Fine Arts (1 to 3 credits)


    (Prereq: written contract between the student and instructor, approved by the adviser and associate dean of the Edwards College) This course may be repeated for up to six credit hours under different topics. F, S, Su.

Intelligence and National Securities Studies

  
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    INTEL 200 - Introduction to Intelligence and National Security (3 credits)


    (Prereq: POLI 201  or permission of the instructor) This course is an introduction into the field of intelligence and its impact on policy areas related to security. Specifically, the class will examine the key elements of the intelligence process and how they have been utilized to support security policy. F, S, Su.
  
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    INTEL 300 - Introduction to Intelligence Studies (3 credits)


    (Prereq: POLI 201  or permission of the instructor) This course is an introduction into the field of intelligence and its impact on policy areas related to security. Specifically, it will examine the role of strategic intelligence and intelligence agencies as a tool of United States foreign policy since 1945. F, S.
  
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    INTEL 301 - Research and Communications in Intelligence (3 credits)


    (Prereq: INTEL 200  or permission of the instructor) This course is an introduction to the areas of research and communication in intelligence and national security studies. It will review the nature of inquiry and the application of critical thinking skills in the field of Intelligence and National Security Studies. The course will also explore how research is conducted in a variety of professional contexts and discuss common intellectual traps which undermine analytic reasoning. The course will also explore the elements of effective communication in the field of Intelligence and National Security Studies. F, S, Su.
  
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    INTEL 303 Q - Women in Intelligence and National Security (3 credits)


    This class provides insights into women’s leadership and professional development in Intelligence and National Security. The course begins with an overview of feminist theory and the masculinization of the state. Students will also learn to read and think critically about how gender and other identity markers like race, class, ability, and citizenship shape women’s experiences in these fields. In addition to in-class discussions, this course provides students with the opportunity to meet and learn first-hand from women who are employed in the field of Intelligence and National Security while completing an experiential project on the issue of human trafficking. S.
  
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    INTEL 310 - Intelligence Analysis (3 credits)


    (Prereq: INTEL 200  or permission of the instructor) An in-depth exploration of various intelligence issues with a focus on building analysis skills for the purpose of intelligence analysis. F, S, Su.
  
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    INTEL 311 - Intelligence Communications (3 credits)


    (Prereq: INTEL 200  or permission of the instructor) This course is an examination of how intelligence information is communicated on both the organizational and individual levels. At the level of the organization, the course examines how intelligence is shared with various governmental and non-governmental actors. At the individual level, the course emphasizes the practical delivery of intelligence information in oral and written formats. F, S, Su.
  
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    INTEL 312 - Intelligence Operations (3 credits)


    (Prereq: INTEL 200  or permission of the instructor) This course is a survey of the limits, possibilities, and ethical dilemmas for the conduct of operations in support of the intelligence community. The course examines operations related to the collection of intelligence information including espionage, interrogation, imagery analysis, communications intelligence, and counterintelligence. Operations that are designed to have a direct policy effect - covert operations, direct action, and information operations are also considered. F, S, Su.
  
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    INTEL 330 - National Security (3 credits)


    (Prereq: POLI 101  or permission of the instructor) In the 21st century, direct threats to America’s security have come from a variety of states and non-state actors. This course explores the evolving structure and mission of the United States national-security community, and studies current responses to the constantly changing landscape of contemporary threats. F, S, Su.
  
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    INTEL 335 - Homeland Security (3 credits)


    (Prereq: POLI 201  or permission of the instructor) This course is a survey of the actors, issues and processes involved in areas that support homeland security, including anti-terrorism, emergency management, and all-hazards analysis. It will also consider the benefits and problems of intelligence support to homeland security policy in the United States. S.
  
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    INTEL 337 - Law Enforcement Intelligence (3 credits)


    (Prereq: POLI 201  or permission of the instructor) This course provides a comprehensive overview of the issues, functions, methods, and theories attendant to law enforcement intelligence operations, with an emphasis on the current law enforcement intelligence apparatuses in use in the United States. Topics include a review of basic intelligence processes, including collection, assessment, analysis, evaluation of source and data, dissemination, tasking, and management. The course will detail the history of the law enforcement community’s adoption of intelligence processes, the application of basic intelligence techniques in the law enforcement context, and review basic intelligence methodology. Other topics will include the examination of national intelligence models and the emergence of intelligence-led policing initiatives in the U.S. F, S, Su.
  
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    INTEL 340 - National Security Strategy (3 credits)


    (Prereq: POLI 201  or permission of the instructor) This course is an examination of classic and modern strategic theory and its applicability on the use of modern warfare by democratic societies. Topics for the course will include counter-insurgency warfare, the role of non-state actors, and the impact of the global context on strategic decision-making. S.
  
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    INTEL 341 - Intelligence and War (3 credits)


    (Prereq: POLI 201  or permission of the instructor) This course explores the role of intelligence in the preparation, conduct, and cessation of armed conflict. The course traces the evolution of modern military organizations and the use of intelligence in the success or failure of these organizations. Current intelligence practices and methods employed by and for US warfighters are also discussed. S.
  
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    INTEL 343 - Terrorism and Political Violence (3 credits)


    (Prereq: POLI 201  or permission of the instructor) A survey of the historical and ideological origins of selected revolutionary and/or terrorist movements with a consideration of the role played by political violence in modern society.
  
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    INTEL 344 - Weapons of Mass Destruction (3 credits)


    (Prereq: POLI 101  or permission of the instructor) This course examines the spread of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons, as well as ballistic missiles. These systems taken together are commonly referred to as weapons of mass destruction, or WMD. Students learn what nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons and ballistic missiles are, and who has or might have such weapons. Students also study the actual and theoretical use of WMD by states and terrorists, consider their strategic value as instruments of national security, and grapple with problems of arms control, disarmament, and intelligence.  F, S.
  
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    INTEL 360 - Foreign Intelligence Services (3 credits)


    (Prereq: POLI 101 ) This course examines several intelligence systems outside the Anglosphere. The different intelligence organizations of each system are analyzed in terms of the national political, social, and economic institutions in which they are embedded. In a series of case studies, the intelligence activities of both U.S. allies and likely adversaries are compared. F, S, Su.
  
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    INTEL 399 - Independent Study (1-6 credits)


    (Prereq: permission of the instructor) A directed course of study on a unique topic within the field of intelligence and national security studies. This course may be repeated once, so that a student can earn a maximum of six total credit hours in two completions, with each completed course covering a different topic. F, S, Su.
  
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    INTEL 423 - Terrorist Organizations: Al Qaeda (3 credits)


    (Prereq: POLI 201  or permission of the instructor) This course will focus on the development and operations of terrorist organizations with a specific examination of al-Qaeda and its place in the broader Islamic revival movement. Topics include its origins, history, ideology, organization, strategy, and tactics. Students will also be introduced to several points of view and analytical approaches to answering the question: What is al-Qaeda? F.
 

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