Aug 12, 2022  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

English

  
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    ENGL 329 - Autobiographies, Journals, and Memoirs (3 credits)


    (Prereq: ENGL 101  and ENGL 102  with a grade of ‘C’ or better, or ENGL 205 ) A study of selected Eighteenth-, Nineteenth-, and Twentieth-Century autobiographical writing in English. Students read selected Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century autobiographies, journals, and memoirs and explore the ways in which recent writers (in particular women and minorities) have challenged and revised the conventions of this genre. Students are required to produce some autobiographical writing.
  
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    ENGL 330 - Realism and Naturalism (3 credits)


    (Prereq: ENGL 101 , ENGL 102 /ENGL 211  and one other 200 level ENGL class) A course that offers an intensive study of the historical phenomenon of literary realism and naturalism as it emerged in nineteenth-century France literature and its subsequent development in and influence on British and American Literature and drama.
  
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    ENGL 331 - Perspectives on Visual and New Media Studies (3 credits)


    This course develops students’ knowledge of a wide range of new media, digital, and visual texts that are critically analyzed within particular social, historical, political, theoretical, popular, and/or aesthetic contexts. Through various overlapping forms of representation (textual, digital, aural, visual), students explore recurring themes of new media and visual culture. The course features interactive and diverse approaches to assessment, from traditional papers to digital collaborations that show student engagement with visual and new media texts or performances and their literary/cultural contexts. F, S, Su.
  
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    ENGL 332 - Perspectives on American Literature and Culture (3 credits)


    (Prereq: ENGL 101  and ENGL 102  with a grade of ‘C’ or better) This course develops students’ knowledge of a wide range of American literary and cultural texts that are critically analyzed within particular social, historical, political, theoretical, popular, and/or aesthetic contexts. Through various overlapping forms of representation (textual, digital, aural, visual), students explore recurring themes of American culture including, but not limited to, American exceptionalism, race relations, the individual vs. the state, the meaning of nature, identity creation/identity crisis, and the politics of voice. The literary and cultural texts that students read, view, and listen to include canonical as well as less heralded titles that the instructor selects from these main sources: poetry, fiction, non-fiction, contemporary video, musical lyric, and/or cinema. The course features interactive and diverse approaches to assessment, from traditional papers to digital collaborations that show student engagement with American texts and their literary/cultural contexts. F, S.
  
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    ENGL 333 - The American Novel (3 credits)


    (Prereq: ENGL 101  and ENGL 102  with a grade of ‘C’ or better, or ENGL 205 ) A study of selected American novels.
  
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    ENGL 334 - Perspectives on British Literature and Culture (3 credits)


    (Prereq: ENGL 101  and ENGL 102  with a grade of ‘C’ or better) This course develops students’ knowledge of a wide range of British literary and cultural texts that are critically analyzed within particular social, historical, political, theoretical, popular, and/or aesthetic contexts. Through various overlapping forms of representation (textual, digital, aural, visual), students explore the major social, cultural, and political concerns of British literature and culture, including industrialization and urbanization, ideologies of class and gender, nation and empire, scientific progress and religious crisis, technological innovation, and modernization. The literary and cultural texts that students read, view, and listen to include canonical as well as lesser known titles that the instructor selects from these main sources: poetry, fiction, non-fiction, contemporary video, musical lyric, and / or cinema. The course features interactive and diverse approaches to assessment, from traditional papers to digital collaborations that show student engagement with British texts and their literary/cultural contexts. F, S.
  
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    ENGL 335 - Perspectives on World and Anglophone Literatures and Culture (3 credits)


    (Prereq: ENGL 101  and ENGL 102  with a grade of ‘C’ or better) This course develops students’ knowledge of a wide range of World and Anglophone literary and cultural texts that are critically analyzed within particular cultural, historical, political, theoretical, popular, and/or aesthetic contexts. Through various overlapping forms of representation (textual, digital, aural, visual), students explore diverse and recurring themes in World and Anglophone texts. The course features interactive and diverse approaches to assessment, from traditional papers to digital collaborations that show student engagement with visual and new media texts or performances and their literary/cultural contexts. F, S.
  
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    ENGL 336 - Contemporary American Literature (3 credits)


    (Prereq: ENGL 101  and ENGL 102  with a grade of ‘C’ or better, or ENGL 205 ) A study of the literary trends in America from 1945 to the present.
  
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    ENGL 337 - Perspectives on Genre (3 credits)


    (Prereq: ENGL 101  and ENGL 102  with a grade of ‘C’ or better) This course develops students’ knowledge of a particular genre through the study of a variety of literary and/or cultural texts that share (generic) features of form, style, and/or purpose. We analyze the texts as well as the genre in light of their engagement with the aesthetic, cultural, material, and historical contexts within which they are embedded and/or that they adapt and appropriate. While attending to the similarities among generically connected texts, we also study the critical nuances of their differences that enrich our understanding of the genre. F, S.
  
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    ENGL 338 - Perspectives on a Single Author (3 credits)


    (Prereq: ENGL 101  and ENGL 102  with a grade of ‘C’ or better) This course develops students’ focused understanding of literary and/or cultural works by a particular author. Through our close readings and in-depth analyses of the text/s as well as our critical study of the temporal and cultural contexts within which the author’s work/s were produced and received, we understand texts as cultural artifacts of their times that reflect the author’s and their contemporary society’s investments and preoccupations. At the same time, we analyze how our transhistorical and transcultural interest in the work/s of the author are sustained by our ability to engage with the text/s and interpret it/them through diverse critical and theoretical lenses. F, S.
  
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    ENGL 339 - Popular Fiction (3 credits)


    (Prereq: ENGL 101  and ENGL 102  or ENGL 211  and one other 200 level ENGL class) What makes popular fiction popular? Why do we find pleasure in reading these texts? How are the various genres (detective, hard-boiled crime, western romance, horror, fantasy, science fiction, and thriller) structured and what cultural viewpoints do these formulas reinforce? As we read and discuss sample of each genre, including works by Agatha Christie, Raymond Chandler, Louis L’Amour, Stephen King, J.R.R. Tolkein, and Octavia Bulter, we will be looking at the texts through the critical lenses of literary theory, including psychoanalytic, feminist, Marxist, and structuralist approaches. We will also use this study of popular fiction to raise questions about authorship, readership, literary value, and the mass marketing strategies used to sell these texts.
  
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    ENGL 341 - African-American Literature, 1750-present (3 credits)


    (Prereq: ENGL 101  and ENGL 102  with a grade of ‘C’ or better, or ENGL 205 ) A survey of Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century literature. Emphasis on the classic works of Frederick Douglass, Charles Chesnutt, Zora Neale Hurston, Toni Morrison, and Ralph Ellison.
  
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    ENGL 350 - Language Variation in North America (3 credits)


    (Prereq: ENGL 101  and ENGL 102  with a grade of ‘C’ or better, or ENGL 205 ) Language variation in North America is considered from a contemporary sociolinguistic perspective. The course covers social, regional, ethnic, gender and style-related language variation among (English) speakers in the United States and Canada. The course will also explore issues of perception and attitude as reflected in evaluations of language varieties and the speakers of those varieties.
  
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    ENGL 351 - Language, Gender and Power (3 credits)


    (Prereq: ENGL 101  and ENGL 102  or ENGL 211  and one other 200 level ENGL class) The course investigates language structure and usage patterns in the context of gender to achieve a better understanding of the way language references, and the perceptions, attitudes and behaviors related to these differences are examined.
  
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    ENGL 352 - African American English (3 credits)


    (Prereq: ENGL 101  and ENGL 102  or ENGL 211  and one other 200 level ENGL class) A course that explores African American English from a linguistics and social perspective. Course content will focus on hypotheses of the development of African American English, linguistic theory as applied to African American English, and social/cultural dimensions of African American English.
  
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    ENGL 353 - Sounds of English (3 credits)


    (Prereq: Completion of ENGL 101 and ENGL 102 with a grade of ‘C’ or better) This course introduces the systematic study of the sounds of the English language. Beginning with descriptions of the articulation of sounds through discussions of the acoustic properties of sounds and ending with the ways in which sounds work together to form the words that we have in the English language, the course examines all elements of the English sound. English vowel and consonant sounds are not static entities and we examine the variation in such sounds across English dialects. Application of phonetic and phonological methods in “real world” situations is also highlighted. This course is ideal for students interested in linguistics, speech language pathology, foreign languages, English as a second language, and education. F, S.
  
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    ENGL 354 - English Grammar and Syntax (3 credits)


    (Prereq: ENGL 101  and ENGL 102  with a grade of ‘C’ or better, or ENGL 205 ) This course examines individual components of modern English grammar from a formal perspective in the formation of phrases, clauses, and sentences. Students will analyze the patterned, rule governed nature of language through a study of syntax in standard and nonstandard varieties of English, especially in examples of written texts, and will apply grammar concepts to their own writing.
  
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    ENGL 362 - Fiction I (3 credits)


    (Prereq: ENGL 101  and ENGL 102  with a grade of ‘C’ or better) An introductory creative writing workshop course in which students study published contemporary short stories and create original works of short fiction. Students read and critique both published and student work. F, S.
  
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    ENGL 365 - Creative Nonfiction I (3 credits)


    (Prereq: ENGL 101  and ENGL 102  with a grade of ‘C’ or better) An introductory creative writing workshop course in which students study published contemporary narrative nonfiction and create original nonfiction essays. Students read and critique both published and student work. F, S.
  
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    ENGL 368 - Poetry I (3 credits)


    (Prereq: ENGL 101  and ENGL 102  with a grade of ‘C’ or better) An introductory creative writing workshop course in which students study published contemporary poetry and create original poems. Students read and critique both published and student work. F, S.
  
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    ENGL 371 - Topics in World Literature: East/West Intersections (3 credits)


    (Prereq: (1) ENGL 101  (2) ENGL 102  or ENGL 211 , and (3) one other 200 level ENGL course) This course extends students’ understanding of and experiences in different cultures of the world by examining issues of cross-cultural interaction and transfer of ideas between and within world cultures, historical periods, and/or literary movements. The course will also introduce students to some strategies of literary criticism and research on world authors through examination of critical texts appropriate to the topic. In particular, this course will sharpen awareness of the various intersections between traditions of the East and West. Alternating F, S.
  
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    ENGL 372 - Special Topics in Russian Literature (3 credits)


    (Prereq: ENGL 102 ) This course will examine literature from Russia and its borderlands (including Ukraine, Central Asia and the Caucasus) with an emphasis on the interrelationships between literature, folklore, history and culture. Semesters may emphasize different regions and historical periods. This course may be repeated for credit once with a different topic. F, S, Su.
  
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    ENGL 375 - Special Topics in World and Anglophone Literature (3 credits)


    (Prereq: ENGL 101  and ENGL 102  with a grade of ‘C’ or better, or ENGL 205 ) This course extends students’ understanding of and experiences in different cultures of the world by examining issues of cross-cultural interaction and transfer of ideas between and within world cultures, historical periods, and/or literary movements. The course will also introduce students to come strategies of literary criticism and research on world authors through examination of critical texts appropriate to the topic. S.
  
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    ENGL 379 - Topics in Film Studies (3 credits)


    (Prereq: (1) ENGL 101 , (2) ENGL 102  or ENGL 211 , and (3) one other 200 level ENGL course.) Drawing from a variety of genres and styles, historical movements and production contexts, themes and national traditions, this course explores major concepts in film studies as academic discipline. Course content may privilege the work of a particular director, a movement or theme. The course consists of a 75-minute lecture/discussion session and a mandatory 2-hour screening lab each week.
  
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    ENGL 382 - Contemporary Fiction (3 credits)


    (Prereq: ENGL 101  and ENGL 102  with a grade of ‘C’ or better, or ENGL 205 ) A study of new fiction in English and other languages (in translation).
  
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    ENGL 386 - Topics in Contemporary Poetry (3 credits)


    (Prereq: (1) ENGL 101 , (2) ENGL 102  or ENGL 211 , and (3) one other 200 level ENGL course) A study of the poetry of a variety of contemporary American and British poets.
  
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    ENGL 390 - Business and Professional Communication (3 credits)


    (Prereq: ENGL 101  or ENGL 101B ; and ENGL 102  or ENGL 102B ; or ENGL 290 . All with a minimum grade of ‘C’) Designed to improve practical communication, both written and oral. Students learn business style and formats (the letter, memo, resume, and report), as well as strategies for presenting neutral, negative, and persuasive messages. Students will speak on business or professional topics. F, S.
  
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    ENGL 391 - Introduction to New Literacy Studies (3 credits)


    (Prereq: ENGL 101  and ENGL 102 ) This course provides an introduction to the sub-field of New Literacy Studies, with emphasis on how the discipline works in conversation with the field of Composition and Rhetoric. Students will read theoretical, pedagogical, and narrative texts to engage with questions about how we navigate multiple and layered literacies in everyday life as well as in the academy. F.
  
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    ENGL 393 - Introduction to Rhetorical Theory (3 credits)


    (Prereq: ENGL 101  and ENGL 102 ) This course provides an introduction to the concepts, tradition, and practice of rhetorical theory. Paying special attention to the relationship between rhetoric and composition, students will read a number of classical and contemporary texts in order to engage with the questions of rhetoric. F, S.
  
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    ENGL 399 - Independent Study (3 credits)


    (Prereq: written contract between student and instructor, approved by adviser, chair of the English Department, and associate dean of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts. Approval must be gained by the end of the semester that precedes the semester in which the independent study is undertaken.) A maximum of 12 credit hours of 399 may be applied to a B.A. degree. Courses numbered 399 may not be used to fulfill requirements for core curriculum or English core (Major). This course may be repeated for credit under different topics.
  
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    ENGL 401 - Chaucer (3 credits)


    (Prereq: ENGL 101  and ENGL 102  with a grade of ‘C’ or better, a grade of ‘C’ or better in one other ENGL course, and junior standing) A study of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, with some attention to his other major works.
  
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    ENGL 404 - Topics in Non-Shakespearean Renaissance Literature (3 credits)


    (Prereq: (1) ENGL 101 , (2) ENGL 102  or ENGL 211 , or any ENGL course at the 200 level or above) This course will focus on the study of Renaissance texts in various genres, with emphasis on non-Shakespearean literatures. Readings and themes will vary by semester, but our analysis will include: the construction and representation of high and low cultures of Renaissance literature; the relationship of the literature to the specific political, intellectual, and social environments within which it was produced; the relationship of gender and authorship; and the transhistorical and transcultural influences of Renaissance literature. F, S.
  
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    ENGL 409 - Theories of Gender and Sexuality (3 credits)


    (Prereq: ENGL 101  and ENGL 102 /ENGL 211  and one other 200 level ENGL class). In this course, we will explore theories that have contributed to current debates about representations of men and women, constructions of femininity and masculinity, and the implications of sexuality. The first half of the course will focus on several key essays in feminist theory. In the second half of the semester, we will explore other developments in gender and sexuality studies, including the origins of queer theory and transgender studies. The study of theoretical works will be interspersed with the application of those theories to works of literature and film. Over the course of the semester we will consider the intersections of gender with race, class, age and nationality as we examine the relevance of reading, writing, and filmmaking to our understanding of gender and sexuality.
  
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    ENGL 411 - English Capstone Seminar (3 credits)


    (Prereq: ENGL 300  and Senior standing) This class provides a forum for both reflection upon and assessment of the student’s experience in the major. Readings and writing assignments will focus on the discipline of English in a postgraduate context, the professional potential of the English degree, portfolio construction, and revision of existing writings for publications. The course will also include activities designed to help the department assess its program as well as the opportunity for an exit interview. F.
  
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    ENGL 424 - Studies in British Literature (3 credits)


    (Prereq: ENGL 101  and ENGL 102  with a grade of ‘C’ or better, a grade of ‘C’ or better in one other ENGL course, and junior standing) Intensive study of topics selected by the professor teaching the course. This course may be repeated for credit under different topics with the approval of the department chair.
  
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    ENGL 425 - World Dramatic Literature (3 credits)


    (=THEA 425 ) (Prereq: ENGL 101  and ENGL 102  with a grade of ‘C’ or better, a grade of ‘C’ or better in one other ENGL course, and junior standing) A critical and historical survey of the cardinal works of dramatic literature across the epochs of theatrical performance. The course accents analysis and interpretation.
  
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    ENGL 427 - Studies in Southern Literature (3 credits)


    (Prereq: ENGL 101  and ENGL 102  with a grade of ‘C’ or better, a grade of ‘C’ or better in one other ENGL course, and junior standing) A critical study of the Twentieth-Century Southern literary tradition. The course examines regional interests shaping the emergence of a Southern literature and the distinctive characteristics of the literature, focusing especially on the writings of William Faulkner, Flannery O’Connor, Tennessee Williams, Robert Penn Warren, and Walker Percy.
  
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    ENGL 431 - New Media and Literature (3 credits)


    (=NMDC 431 ) (Prereq: ENGL 101  and ENGL 102  or ENGL 211  and one other 200 level ENGL course) This course is required for a minor. This class will explore the future (and past) of literature in the digital age. We will begin with some historical examples of hypertext (that is, in its original meaning, text that goes “beyond” or “above” limitations of the written word) from Heraclitus, Dante, early modern broadsides, Blake and Woolf. The second part of the class will be dedicated to encounters with the literature and criticism of New Media. We will continue with some pre-professional preparation designed to make English majors aware of the changing textual landscape of their discipline.
  
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    ENGL 443 - Topics in Women Writers (3 credits)


    (Prereq: (1) ENGL 101 , (2) ENGL 102  or ENGL 211 , and (3) one other 200 level ENGL course.) A study of selected works of Western and non-Western women writers.
  
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    ENGL 451 - Introduction to the Study of Language and Modern Grammar (3 credits)


    (Prereq: ENGL 101  and ENGL 102  with a grade of ‘C’ or better, a grade of ‘C’ or better in one other ENGL course, and junior standing) An introduction to the general principles concerning the design and function of human language, and an overview of the history of grammar with emphasis upon modern grammatical theory. Illustrative material is drawn from the English language, modern European languages, and others. F.
  
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    ENGL 453 - Development of the English Language (3 credits)


    (Prereq: ENGL 101  and ENGL 102  with a grade of ‘C’ or better, a grade of ‘C’ or better in one other ENGL course, and junior standing) A study of the origins and development of languages in general, and of English and related languages in particular. No previous knowledge of Old and Middle English necessary. S.
  
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    ENGL 454 - Psycholinguistics (3 credits)


    (Prereq: ENGL 101  and ENGL 102  with a grade of ‘C’ or better, a grade of ‘C’ or better in one other ENGL course, and junior standing) A survey of selected aspects of the field focusing on the cognitive and behavioral foundations of child and adult language acquisition. Other topics may include developmental and catastrophic language disorders, neurolinguistics, and the language-thought interaction.
  
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    ENGL 457 - Form and Style in Writing (3 credits)


    (Prereq: ENGL 101  and ENGL 102  with a grade of ‘C’ or better, a grade of ‘C’ or better in one other ENGL course, and junior standing) A writing intensive course that focuses on the essential processes of research and writing. The course covers the details of format and matters of style for MLA, APA, and Chicago. Students receive help with every step of the process in completing their writing projects.
  
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    ENGL 459 - Advanced Composition and Rhetoric (3 credits)


    (Prereq: ENGL 101  and ENGL 102  with a grade of ‘C’ or better, a grade of ‘C’ or better in one other ENGL course, and junior standing) Writing that involves different aims, types, and audiences. Students learn theory about composition, rhetoric, and reading. Students also read examples, do library research, and review grammar, punctuation, and editing. F, S, Su.
  
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    ENGL 462 - Fiction II (3 credits)


    (Prereq: ENGL 362 , ENGL 365 , or ENGL 368 ) An advanced creative writing workshop course in which students study published contemporary short stories and create original works of short fiction. Students read and critique both published and student work. This course may be repeated one time for credit. F, S.
  
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    ENGL 465 - Creative Nonfiction II (3 credits)


    (Prereq: ENGL 362 , ENGL 365 , or ENGL 368 ) An advanced creative writing workshop course in which students study published contemporary narrative nonfiction and create original nonfiction essays. Students read and critique both published and student work. This course may be repeated one time for credit. F, S.
  
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    ENGL 468 - Poetry II (3 credits)


    (Prereq: ENGL 362 , ENGL 365 , or ENGL 368 ) An advanced creative writing workshop course in which students study published contemporary poetry and create original poems. Students read and critique both published and student work. This course may be repeated one time for credit. F, S.
  
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    ENGL 469 - Special Topics in Creative Writing (3 credits)


    (Prereq: ENGL 362 , ENGL 365 , or ENGL 368  with a grade of ‘C’ or better) An advanced creative writing workshop course in which students study published contemporary writers and create original writing in a variety of genres and subgenres. Students read and critique both published and student writing. This course may be repeated once for a total of six credit hours. F, S.
  
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    ENGL 472 - Topics in Dramatic Literature (3 credits)


    (Prereq: (1) ENGL 101 , (2) ENGL 102  or ENGL 211 , and (3) one other 200 level ENGL course) This course offers an intensive study of dramatic literature, drawing from a variety of styles, periods, themes, historical movements and contexts, and national traditions. Topics and themes vary by semester. F, S, Su.
  
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    ENGL 475 - Contemporary Asian Fiction (3 credits)


    (Prereq: ENGL 101  and ENGL 102  with a grade of ‘C’ or better, a grade of ‘C’ or better in one other ENGL course, and junior standing) A critical study of works by modern and contemporary Asian fiction writers in translation in their literary, social, historical, and philosophical contexts. Drawing from one or more Asian literary traditions, this course explores issues of gender and sexuality, nationalism and colonialism, post colonialism and national trauma, responses to modernization and globalization, consumerism and popular culture, among others.
  
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    ENGL 477 - Asian Cinemas (3 credits)


    (Prereq: ENGL 101  and ENGL 102  with a grade of ‘C’ or better, a grade of ‘C’ or better in one other ENGL course, and junior standing) This course comparatively examines Asia’s cinematic traditions from the point of view of shred themes, aesthetics and cultural concerns, and in the context of past and current socio-political and cultural transformations and border-crossings. Drawing from a variety of genres and styles, historical movements and production contexts, this course may explore issues of gender and sexuality, nationalism and colonialism, post colonialism and national trauma, responses to modernization and globalization, consumerism and popular culture. The course consists of a 75-minute lecture/discussion session and a mandatory 2-hour screening lab each week.
  
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    ENGL 479 - Studies in Modern and Contemporary British and Anglophone Literature (3 credits)


    (Prereq: ENGL 101  and ENGL 102  or ENGL 211 , and one other 200 level ENGL class) This course will explore the impact of globalization on literature and film of the late twentieth and twenty-first centuries. We will read contemporary Anglophone and British novels and view some films, each of which has gained prominence by winning prizes, selling widely, or achieving critical acclaim. Together we will investigate how these narratives from diverse cultures respond to and participate in increasingly globalized international system. Are different cultural traditions and narratives being homogenized into a standard format, or is new diversity being introduced through evolving uses of the English language, unfamiliar themes, and new ways of telling stories?
  
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    ENGL 480 - Special Topics in Technical Communication (3 credits)


    (Prereq: Completion of ENGL 210 and ENGL 211  with a grade of ‘B’ or better, and ENGL 212 and ARTD 201 ; junior standing) An intensive workshop focusing on a specific topic in technical communication. Topics will vary and may include Computer Documentation (hardware and software, including user guides, reference manuals, quick reference guides, tutorials, and online documentation); Grant/Proposal Writing; Scientific/Medical Writing; Hypermedia authoring. This course may be repeated for academic credit. F.
  
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    ENGL 483 - Theory of Literary Criticism (3 credits)


    (Prereq: ENGL 101  and ENGL 102  with a grade of ‘C’ or better, a grade of ‘C’ or better in one other ENGL course, and junior standing) A study of various theories of literary criticism as applied to the major genres (fiction, poetry, and drama) with the aim of establishing standards of judgment.
  
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    ENGL 484 - Children’s Literature (3 credits)


    (Prereq: ENGL 101  or ENGL 101B  and ENGL 102  with a grade of ‘C’ or better, or ENGL 205  with a grade of ‘C’ or better) This course is designed to introduce you to the study of works appropriate for the elementary and middle school child.
  
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    ENGL 485 - Adolescent Literature (3 credits)


    (Prereq: ENGL 101  and ENGL 102  with a grade of ‘C’ or better, a grade of ‘C’ or better in one other ENGL course, and junior standing) An extensive study of works appropriate for the adolescent. Required of all Secondary English Education students.
  
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    ENGL 487 - Literary Studies in Health, Illness, and Aging (3 credits)


    (Prereq: one literature class at the 200 level or above or permission of the instructor) This course will offer students an opportunity to read, think, and write about literary texts that engage with the implications of human embodiment. Readings and thematic focus will vary by semester, and may incorporate a range of geographical locations, historical periods, and literary genres. Through reading and discussion students will consider how categories like health and illness, youth and age, or ability and disability are depicted and sometimes challenged in literary texts, and will examine how illness or disability might affect the constitution of identity, enabling new kinds of stories and new ways of telling them. Alternating F, S.
  
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    ENGL 488 - Studies in World Literature (3 credits)


    (Prereq: ENGL 101  and ENGL 102  with a grade of ‘C’ or better, a grade of ‘C’ or better in one other ENGL course, and junior standing) Intensive study of topics selected by the professor teaching this course. This course may be repeated and used for English credit with the approval of the department chair.
  
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    ENGL 489 - Gender and Sexuality in Literature (3 credits)


    (Prereq: ENGL 101  and ENGL 102  with a grade of ‘C’ or better, a grade of ‘C’ or better in one other ENGL course, and junior standing). Course employs feminist principles, philosophies, and pedagogies, to examine literary and/or theoretical treatments of gender and sexuality. Topics vary from semester to semester and may include issues such as sexual identity, queer theory, feminist criticism, and masculinity studies.
  
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    ENGL 490 - Internship in Technical and Professional Writing (3 credits)


    (Prereq: A grade of ‘B’ or better in ENGL 210  and ENGL 211  ; ENGL 212 ;  ARTD 201 ; Junior standing) Supervised technical communication work in industry, science, government, or business.  Enrollment requires a proposal and approval of English Department faculty.  Portfolio and report required.  Rationale for new course: Students need to understand how writing actually gets done in the real world. By interning in an actual agency, organization, corporation, or small business, students gain valuable experience in writing for a specific workplace, and this experience will make them stronger writers and provide the background necessary for their resumes and their future careers.
  
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    ENGL 495 - Internship for English Majors (3 to 12 credits)


    (Prereq: A grade of ‘C’ or better in ENGL 101  and ENGL 102 , a grade of ‘C’ or better in one other ENGL course, and junior standing) Three credit hours may be applied toward the English major. Students will receive instruction and gain professional experience in an internship while working at least 10 hours per week with a local business or organization. Course contract must be approved prior to registration.
  
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    ENGL 496 - Senior Thesis in English (3 credits)


    (Prereq: ENGL 300  A, B) Students will design and execute an original research project with the guidance, support and oversight of the class instructor. Students are encouraged to choose a research mentor from among the full-time faculty in the Department of English, but the final evaluation of the project is the responsibility of the course instructor. Students will publicly present their projects at the conclusion of the course.
  
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    ENGL 497 - Special Topics: Literature, Language, Location (3 credits)


    (Prereq: ENGL 101  and ENGL 102  with a grade of ‘C’ or better, a grade of ‘C’ or better in one other ENGL course, and junior standing) Course Restrictions: Students will take course as part of approved Coastal Carolina University travel/study programs. Course is a selective. Students will undertake the study of literature and/or the English language in the context of significant national or international travel. Under the guidance of faculty experienced in external study, and taking advantage of site-specific resources, students will explore how direct knowledge of place can lead to insight into the literary and cultural productions of a civilization. Most often, students will study primary texts before travel, and the most common itineraries will include visits to libraries, museums, historic landmarks and locations of cultural significance.
  
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    ENGL 499 - Studies in American Literature (3 credits)


    (Prereq: ENGL 101  and ENGL 102  with a grade of ‘C’ or better, a grade of ‘C’ or better in one other ENGL course, and junior standing) Intensive study of topics selected by the professor teaching the course. This course may be repeated with the approval of the department chair.

Environmental Science

  
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    ENVI 201 - Introduction to Environmental Science (3 credits)


    (Prereq: BIOL 121 , BIOL 122 , CHEM 112 , or MSCI 112 ) (Coreq: ENVI 201L ) The course brings together fundamental scientific disciplines (biology, chemistry, physics, geology and oceanography) in a cogent, multidisciplinary approach to investigate the interaction of human activity and the environment. The lab consists of two 7-week modules that focus on the environment of a specific geographic region. Each week a different component of that system is examined. Three lecture hours per week. S.
  
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    ENVI 201L - Introduction to Environmental Science Laboratory (1 credit)


    (Coreq: ENVI 201 ) The laboratory demonstrates the topics and principles presented in lecture. Three laboratory hours per week. S.
  
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    ENVI 331 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing (3 credits)


    (=MSCI 331 ) (Prereq: One Computer course and one Statistics course and MATH 160 ) (Coreq: ENVI 331L ) An introduction to the fundamental concepts of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and remote sensing. Using a database tied to particular geographic coordinates, a GIS is an automated system for storing, transforming, analyzing and displaying spatial data. This course discusses input methods, data storage, data accuracy, data models, types of query and analysis, and map output. Each student designs, conducts and presents a semester research project. Three lecture hours per week. F.
  
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    ENVI 331L - Introduction to Geographic information Systems Laboratory (1 credit)


    (=MSCI 331L ) (Coreq: ENVI 331 ) This laboratory demonstrates the techniques and principles presented in ENVI 331 . It introduces students to GIS computer software and the collection, entry, storage, query, analysis and presentation of spatial data. F.
  
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    ENVI 399 - Independent Study/Internship (1 to 4 credits)


    (Prereq: A contract must be approved by the instructor and the department chair by the time of registration) Directed study of specific topics or supervised work as part of an approved off-campus internship. F, S, Su.
  
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    ENVI 420 - Advanced Environmental Science (3 credits)


    (=MSCI 420 ) (Prereq: BIOL 122 , MATH 160 , CHEM 112  and PHYS 201  or PHYS 211 ) (Coreq: ENVI 420L ) Students actively investigate the earth system along with current environmental issues. Emphasis is placed on the integration of the many subsystems that comprise the earth system. Environmental issues are scientifically explored in an effort to develop sustainable solutions. The lab is project oriented, including both a local environmental study and a global remote sensing study. S.
  
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    ENVI 420L - Advanced Environmental Science Laboratory (1 credit)


    (=MSCI 420L ) (Coreq: ENVI 420 ) The laboratory demonstrates the topics and principles presented in the lecture. S.
  
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    ENVI 486 - Apex Predators and Other Endangered Wildlife (3 credits)


    (=BIOL 486 ) Apex predators like sharks, lions, tigers, wolves, crocodiles, bears, eagles, dolphins and other animals all play important ecological roles, and many are also endangered by human activities. This course covers aspects of the life histories, ecology, and conservation biology of this diverse group. Classes will be supplemented by field trips to aquaria, nature parks, and/or wildlife preserves. There is a course fee for this course, and potential additional entrance fees. S.
  
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    ENVI 487 - Selected Topics in Environmental Science (1 to 6 credits)


    (Prereq: ENVI 201  and permission of the instructor) These topics are designed to allow the development of seminars and courses in special areas of environmental science. Offered as needed.
  
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    ENVI 499 - Directed Undergraduate Research (3 to 6 credits)


    (Prereq: A contract must be approved by the instructor and the department chair by the time of registration) Structured undergraduate research projects conducted with faculty direction and participation, or within the context of an approved off-campus internship. Projects explore environmental problems using the scientific method. One conference and no less than five laboratory or field research hours per week. F, S, Su.

Exercise and Sport Science

  
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    EXSS 122 - Lifetime Fitness and Physical Activity (3 credits)


    Basic concepts, components, and skills of lifetime personal fitness and physical activity. Emphasis placed on behavior change through participation in all physical fitness components, utilization of fitness tools/technology, and the application of essential concepts. Provides the knowledge and skills to plan, evaluate, and achieve and adhere to a personalized program of fitness. Course includes topics of nutrition, weight and stress management, and disease prevention related to lifetime fitness and health.
  
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    EXSS 181 - Lifeguard Training (3 credits)


    (Prereq: Permission of the instructor based on a preliminary swimming assessment during initial class meeting) Study designed to enable students to become certified through the American Red Cross in Lifeguard Training, Adult CPR and Standard First Aid. S, Su.
  
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    EXSS 182 - Water Safety Instructor Training (3 credits)


    (Prereq: Permission of the instructor based on a preliminary swimming assessment during initial class meeting) Study designed to certify the student as an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. Teaching methodology and strategies are developed to enhance instructional abilities. S, Su.
  
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    EXSS 205 - Introduction to Exercise and Sport Science (3 credits)


    Course provides an introduction and overview of the multidisciplinary field of exercise and sport science. The importance of specialized areas of study such as exercise physiology, biomechanics, exercise/sport psychology, motor behavior, fitness management, and nutrition for optimal health and physical performance will be highlighted. Course also provides an overview of the exercise and sport science program as well as career perspectives within the field.
  
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    EXSS 222 - Functional Kinesiology and Sport Conditioning (3 credits)


    An introduction to the study of the anatomical basis of human movement, with emphasis on bone, muscle, their growth and development, joint structure and movement, and major physiological principles. In addition, the application of those scientific underpinnings to sport conditioning will be covered. F, S, Su.
  
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    EXSS 301 - Coaching Pedagogy and Management (3 credits)


    (Prereq: EXSS 222  or permission of the instructor) This course provides an introduction to the philosophy, principles and techniques of effective coaching with emphasis on the pedagogical and psychosocial aspects of preparing amateur athletes for competition. Course includes the art and science of coaching in areas such as group/team development, practice planning, teaching sport skills and game tactics, team assessment and evaluation. F, S, Su.
  
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    EXSS 310 - Exercise and Sport Nutrition (3 credits)


    (Prereq: A grade of ‘C’ or better in EXSS 205 ) Investigates the basic, scientific, and applied concepts of nutrition and substrate utilization as they apply to energy production for exercise, body composition, weight control and thermoregulation. Emphasis given to analyzing nutritional behaviors for enhanced exercise and sport performance. F, S, Su.
  
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    EXSS 330 - Injury Management (3 credits)


    (Prereq: A grade of ‘C’ or better in EXSS 222 ) Modern fundamental principles and practices in the prevention, treatment, and care of fitness and sport-related injuries. Administrative and legal issues related to injury management also covered. Course also provides emergency first aid and adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification. F, S.
  
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    EXSS 340 - Sport and Exercise Behavior (3 credits)


    (Prereq: sophomore standing) An overview of basic concepts and principles essential to understanding the psychological and behavioral aspects of sport and exercise. Emphasis is given to the conceptual frameworks and the applied aspects of sport performance enhancement and mental skills, exercise behavior and motivation, sociological factors, and health and well-being. Applications are made to future practitioners of coaching, teaching, sports medicine, counseling, sport management, and fitness instruction. F, S, Su.
  
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    EXSS 350 - Exercise Physiology (3 credits)


    (Prereq: A grade of ‘C’ or better in BIOL 232 /BIOL 232L  and BIOL 242 /BIOL 242L ) (Coreq: EXSS 350L ) This course provides an overview of exercise physiology theory and principles and an examination of the physiological responses to both acute and chronic physical activity. The impact of environment, supplements, detraining and overtraining on physiological responses to exercise will also be highlighted. Finally, various techniques utilized to assess physiological responses to exercise will also be discussed. F, S, Su.
  
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    EXSS 350L - Laboratory in Exercise Physiology (1 credit)


    (Prereq: A grade of ‘C’ or better in BIOL 232 /BIOL 232L  and BIOL 242 /BIOL 242L ) (Coreq: EXSS 350 ) An applied course that reinforces the basic principles and skills learned in exercise physiology lecture (EXSS 350 ). Emphasis placed on the collection of real data and the generation of scientific lab reports. F, S, Su.
  
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    EXSS 360 - Motor Behavior (3 credits)


    (Prereq: A grade of ‘C’ or better in EXSS 205  or EDPE 290 ) (Coreq: EXSS 360L ) A study of the development (maturation and growth), acquisition, retention, and transfer of motor skills and behavior throughout the lifespan. Emphasis given to the underlying processes in the control, learning, and performance of motor skills. As a foundation course for motor skill practitioners working with a variety of ages and populations, the content blends principles of motor learning/control, motor development, and sport psychology. F, S, Su.
  
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    EXSS 360L - Laboratory in Motor Behavior (1 credit)


    (Prereq: A grade of ‘C’ or better in EXSS 205  or EDPE 290 ) (Coreq: EXSS 360 ) An applied course that reinforces the basic concepts, principles, and research learned in motor behavior lecture (EXSS 360 ). The course includes participation in laboratory and field-based experiments, collection and analysis of data, the generation of scientific lab reports, and applications to real-world instructional settings. F, S, Su.
  
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    EXSS 385 - Exercise Testing and Prescription (3 credits)


    (Prereq: A grade of ‘C’ or better in EXSS 350 /EXSS 350L ) (Coreq: EXSS 385L ) An overview of methods utilized to assess health-related components of physical fitness and develop basic exercise prescriptions. This course will cover aspects such as obtaining health histories and informed consent, selecting and conducting proper fitness assessments, and utilizing results to develop appropriate exercise prescriptions. F, S, Su.
  
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    EXSS 385L - Laboratory in Exercise Testing and Prescription (1 credit)


    (Prereq: A grade of ‘C’ or better in EXSS 350 /EXSS 350L ) (Coreq: EXSS 385 ) An applied course that reinforces the basic principles and skills learned in Exercise Testing and Prescription (EXSS 385 ). Emphasis placed on the proper techniques associated with assessing health-related components of physical fitness for the development of appropriate exercise prescriptions for individuals/clients. Course may be taken two times for academic credit. F, S, Su.
  
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    EXSS 390 - Strength and Conditioning (3 credits)


    (Prereq: A grade of ‘C’ or better in EXSS 350 /EXSS 350L ) Course provides an overview of concepts and techniques utilized to enhance muscle strength and endurance. Basic muscle function and anatomy is reviewed, as well as how muscle responds to training, detraining, and overtraining. Emphasis placed on the enhancement of sport performance and the bridging of theory to practice. Course also covers the risks associated with various forms of resistance training as well as how to reduce these risks. Certification opportunities provided.
  
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    EXSS 399 - Independent Study in Exercise and Sport Science (1 to 3 credits)


    (Prereq: EXSS 205  and approved written contract between student, instructor, and department chair) A faculty-supervised learning experience within the Smith Exercise Science Laboratory. Students will apply foundational knowledge and develop skills and abilities through individualized coursework. Examples of activities include assisting faculty members with on-going research projects or completing in-depth study of exercise science-related special topics.
  
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    EXSS 400 - Biomechanics (3 credits)


    (Prereq: BIOL 232 /BIOL 232L  and MATH 131  or above, all with a grade of ‘C’ or better) Examines the anatomical and mechanical bases for human movement as they relate to exercise, physical activity, and sport. F, S, Su.
  
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    EXSS 401 - Psychology of Sport-Related Injury (3 credits)


    (Prereq: A grade of ‘C’ or better in EXSS 340 ) This course explores the influences of psychological factors on the risk of sports injury. Additionally, adverse behavioral and emotional responses of injured athletes are identified and analyzed. Integrating the knowledge of psychological interventions to the rehabilitation setting are explored. Finally, relevant research associated with the topic of psychology of sports injury are synthesized and discussed. S.
  
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    EXSS 405 - Exercise Testing and Prescription for Diverse Populations (3 credits)


    (Prereq: A grade of ‘C’ or better in EXSS 350 /EXSS 350L ) Course covers exercise testing procedures and exercise prescription for a diverse range of populations including children, adolescents, older individuals, and individuals with chronic conditions such as cancer, human immunodeficiency virus, and osteoarthritis. An emphasis is placed on screening individuals for abnormal responses and contraindications to exercise as well as methods for modifying exercise prescriptions based on individual needs. F, S.
  
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    EXSS 410 - Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation (3 credits)


    (Prereq: A grade of ‘C’ or better in EXSS 350 /EXSS 350L ) Course covers the underlying mechanisms of prevalent cardiopulmonary diseases such as coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease, asthma, and emphysema, as well as the impact conditions such as these have on overall functional capacity. The importance of physical activity in the prevention and treatment of these conditions is highlighted. Current medical and surgical techniques utilized to treat cardiopulmonary diseases are also discussed.
  
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    EXSS 415 - Personal Fitness Leadership (3 credits)


    (Prereq: A grade of ‘C’ or better in EXSS 350 /EXSS 350L  and EXSS 385 /EXSS 385L ) Course builds on foundational content to develop the knowledge, skills and abilities related to prescribing exercise and demonstrating proper utilization of exercise equipment and techniques for enhancement of cardiovascular and musculoskeletal fitness. The course provides a focus on leadership and communication principles and administrative issues related to personal training and group fitness leadership.
  
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    EXSS 420 - Exercise and Aging (3 credits)


    (Prereq: A grade of ‘C’ or better in EXSS 350 /EXSS 350L ) The physiological and structural changes that occur as a result of aging, and how these changes may impact one’s ability to perform physical activity. The benefits of physical activity for older populations will also be examined, as well as psychosocial issues related to exercise for the elderly.
  
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    EXSS 450 - Laboratory Skills in Exercise Science (3 credits)


    (Prereq: A grade of ‘C’ or better in EXSS 350 /EXSS 350L ) Designed for students with at least one course in exercise physiology. Students become proficient in the use of the laboratory equipment currently available in the field and in the Exercise Science Laboratory. Students gain experience with data collection in a wide variety of pilot research experiments.
  
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    EXSS 490 - Seminar in Exercise and Sport Science (1 credit)


    (Prereq: EXSS Major and Senior Standing) Course prepares the EXSS major for internship in exercise and sport science. Students analyze career placement opportunities; seek and communicate with potential internship sites, explore the internship process, and complete associated program and professional development requirements. F, S.
  
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    EXSS 495 Q - Internship in Exercise and Sport Science (9 or 12 credits)


    (Prereq: Admission to Internship: A grade of ‘C’ or better in all Exercise and Sport Science major requirements, completion of all required Exercise and Sport Science coursework and Adviser/Program Approval) Students gain opportunities to apply and further develop their knowledge, skills and abilities through full-time, supervised experiences (350 or 450 hours). Students perform full-time internships in approved exercise or sport science-related facilities such as hospitals, fitness centers, or physical therapy/rehabilitation clinics. F, S, Su.
 

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