May 27, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Course Descriptions


 

Biology

  
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    BIO 335 - Stem Cell Biology


    3 credits
    This is a course in stem cell biology suitable for all majors. The scientific, medical, political, and ethical implications of embryonic stem cell research will be discussed. Alternative approaches, including adult and induced pluripotent stem cells will also be considered. In the laboratory, successful students will achieve proficiency in the culture, differentiation, and characterization of mammalian stem cells. 3 hrs lecture
    Term Offered: J-term only
  
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    BIO 341 - General Microbiology


    4 credits
    A survey of microorganisms, their structure, geochemical activity, nutrition, growth, application in industry, and control in public health. 3 hrs lecture, 3 hrs lab
    Prerequisite(s): BIO 202  
    Term Offered: Spring semester
  
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    BIO 342 - Clinical Microbiology


    4 credits
    This course is focused on the role of microorganisms in health and disease and is designed to serve students pursuing careers in health care. Topics include: clinical identification and control of pathogens, public health, epidemiology, immunology, and current treatment methods. Laboratory training will include tests to identify pathogenic bacteria and fungi as well as microbial growth control methods and current biosafety techniques. 3 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab
    Prerequisite(s): BIO 202  
    Term Offered: Fall semester
  
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    BIO 345 - Microbial Pathogenesis


    3 credits
    An introduction to mechanisms of disease caused by microbial agents. This class discusses how infections occur at the molecular level due to bacteria, viruses, and their products. Topics may include: Mechanisms of infection, immune modulation and avoidance, regulation and transmission of genetic elements, movement, toxin interactions, bacterial metabolism, antibiotic resistance mechanims animal infection models and current research. 3 hrs lecture
    Prerequisite(s): BIO 202  
    Term Offered: Even spring semesters
  
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    BIO 350 - Biochemistry 1


    3 credits
    The first course in a comprehensive biochemistry sequence studying the chemistry of biological systems. Topics include structure and chemistry of amino acids, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids, energetics, kinetics, enzyme mechanisms and regulation, and signal transduction. 3 hrs lecture
    Prerequisite(s): This course is cross-listed as CHE 350 , only BIO 350 or CHE 350 may be taken for credit, not both.
    Term Offered: Fall semester
  
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    BIO 351 - Biochemistry 2


    3 credits
    The second course in a comprehensive biochemistry sequence studying the chemistry of biological systems. A detailed survey of metabolic pathways and control (catabolic and anabolic) in bacteria, plants, and animals, as well as molecular physiology. 3 hrs lecture
    Prerequisite(s): CHE 350 .

    This course is cross-listed as CHE 351 , only BIO 351 or CHE 351 may be taken for credit, not both.
    Term Offered: Odd spring semesters

  
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    BIO 354 - Immunology


    3 credits
    An introduction to the mammalian immune system. The genetic and cellular basis of the immune response is explored through lectures, readings from primary and secondary literature and discussions. 3 hrs lecture
    Prerequisite(s): BIO 201  and BIO 202  
    Term Offered: Fall semester
  
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    BIO 355 - Pathophysiology


    3 credits
    An integration of human anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry with special emphasis on the etiology and mechanisms of disease. Lecture topics will include: cell injury, inflammation, immunity, neoplasia, blood & circulatory disorders, respiratory disease, gastrointestinal disease, electrolyte imbalances, endocrinology, reproductive physiology, musculoskeletal disease, pain management, and disorders of the central nervous system. 3 hrs lecture
    Prerequisite(s): BIO 202  
    Term Offered: Fall semester
  
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    BIO 358 - Biochemistry Lab


    1 credits
    A survey of modern techniques in experimental Biochemistry. These include biomolecule separation, detection, and modification techniques; techniques for examining inherent biomolecule characteristics and interactions with other biomolecules; and bioinformatics and computational techniques. Using scientific writing to convey the results of experiments is emphasized. 3 hrs lab
    Prerequisite(s): CHE 350  or concurrent enrollment.

    This course is cross-listed as CHE 358 , only BIO 358 or CHE 358 may be taken for credit, not both.
    Term Offered: Fall semester

  
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    BIO 360 - Genetics


    4 credits
    Physical and chemical basis of heredity and variation: genetic system, structure and roles of nucleic acids, mutation, and genes in development and population genetics. 3 hrs lecture, 3 hrs lab
    Prerequisite(s): BIO 201  and BIO 202  
    Term Offered: Fall semester
  
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    BIO 365 - Muscle Physiology


    4 credits
    In-depth focus on the mechanisms, regulation and function of striated muscle metabolism and contraction with emphasis on performance and adaptation in both normal and pathological situations. Cellular and molecular adaptations to physical activity and inactivity are covered. Athletic injury and recovery and other conditions that impact muscle function are studied. 3 hrs lecture, 3 hrs lab
    Prerequisite(s): CHE 101  or CHE 161 /CHE 168  and BIO 225  
    Term Offered: Spring semester
  
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    BIO 372 - Developmental Biology


    3 credits
    An introduction to the genetic, molecular, and cellular mechanisms that direct the development of multicellular organisms. Topics include: gametogenesis, fertilization, gastrulation, organogenesis, sex determination, developmental gene regulation, and teraology. The scientific, ethical and political issues surrounding assisted reproductive technology, cloning, and stem cell technology will also be considered. 3 hrs lecture
    Prerequisite(s): BIO 201  and BIO 202  
    Term Offered: Rotational basis
  
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    BIO 380 - Ecology


    4 credits
    Properties of populations, communities, and ecosystems, energy and nutrient exchange, population growth and regulation, competition, predation, mutualism, nature of communities, and biogeography. Content will highlight applications of ecology to human and veterinary medicine, public health, epidemiology, and conservation. 3 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab
    Prerequisite(s): BIO 201  and BIO 202  
    Term Offered: Fall semester
  
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    BIO 401 - Research Strategies


    2 credits
    An advanced student/faculty collaborative course including in depth discussion of research methods and laboratory/field techniques. The course requires the development of a senior thesis paper or an original research proposal with extensive laboratory/field research. Required capstone for the Biology major. 2 hr lecture/lab
    Prerequisite(s): Biology declared majors with Senior standing, or consent of instructor.
    Term Offered: Fall semester
  
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    BIO 402 - Research Strategies 2


    3 credits
    A continuation of the BIO 401  capstone requirement for Biology majors. This class is intended to facilitate completion of the research option for the capstone. Extensive laboratory/field research followed by a written and oral summary of the original capstone research project. 3 hr lecture/lab
    Prerequisite(s): BIO 401  
    Term Offered: Spring semester
  
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    BIO 403 - Senior Thesis in the Biological Sciences


    1 credits
    A continuation of BIO 401  capstone requirement for Biology majors. This class is intended to facilitate completion of the senior thesis option for the capstone. Evaluation of relevant literature and the scientific process followed by completion of a written senior thesis and oral summary. 1 hr. lec
    Prerequisite(s): BIO 401  
    Term Offered: Spring semester
  
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    BIO 425 - Advanced Human Anatomy


    4 credits
    A systematic approach to studying human gross anatomy through lecture and human cadaver dissection. Dissections include the muscular and skeletal, nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Models, applications, and textbooks will also be utilized. 3 hr lecture, 3 hrs lab
    Prerequisite(s): BIO 225  and BIO 255  
    Term Offered: Fall semester
  
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    BIO 433 - Molecular Biology


    4 credits
    Major themes in biochemistry are examined in the context of mammalian physiology. Topics include: protein structure and enzyme catalysis, carbohydrate and lipid metabolism in relation to energy production, nitrogen metabolism, vitamins, protein and nucleic acid synthesis, and the nature of the genetic code. 3 hrs lecture, 3 hrs lab
    Prerequisite(s): BIO 360  
    Term Offered: Even spring semesters
  
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    BIO 455 - Advanced Physiology


    4 credits
    An integration of biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, and genetics focused on understanding gene expression, inter- and intra-cellular signaling, and other regulatory systems that maintain cellular and organismal homeostasis. Labs will examine how these topics serve to coordinate developmental, immunological, or disease processes. 3 hrs lecture, 3 hrs lab
    Prerequisite(s): BIO 225  and BIO 331  
    Term Offered: Rotational basis
  
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    BIO 481 - Natural Resources Connections


    3 credits
    A series of guest lecturers will expose students to factual examples of global and national natural resource interconnectedness issues. Many of the topics will focus on our nation’s public lands with an emphasis on natural forests and grasslands. Students will be required to choose a subject from the various lecture topics and work with the lecturers to obtain information and prepare a paper for presenation. 3 hrs lecture
    Prerequisite(s): BIO 201  and BIO 202  
    Term Offered: Odd spring semester
  
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    BIO 483 - Stream Ecology


    4 credits
    The study of biotic and abiotic aspects of stream ecosystems, including sampling and identification of fish and macroinvertebrates. Anthropogenic effects on streams in the context of Christian ecological stewardship will be evaluated by comparing streams in urban and more natural watersheds. 3 hrs lecture, 3 hrs lab
    Prerequisite(s): BIO 201  and BIO 202  
    Term Offered: Even fall semesters
  
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    BIO 490 - Biology Internship


    Variable credits
    By arrangement with department.
    Prerequisite(s): Declared Major/Minor
    Term Offered: Every semester
  
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    BIO 492 - Department Seminar


    Variable credits
    A small group exploration of primary and secondary literature in various aspects of biology. Students will provide overviews of literature in their area of interest. Select discussion questions will also be sent out to Internet discussion groups for comments from students and professors at colleges and universities around the world.
    Prerequisite(s): BIO 201  and BIO 202  
    Term Offered: Rotational basis
  
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    BIO 498 - Independent Research


    Variable credits
    By arrangement with the department.
    Term Offered: Every semester

Business Administration

  
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    BUS x91 - Special Topics


    Variable credits
    Term Offered: See department chair
  
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    BUS x99 - Independent Study


    Variable credits
    By arrangement with the department.
    Term Offered: See department chair
  
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    BUS 150 - Introduction to Business


    3 credits
    An overview of business functions and the role of business in contemporary society. Designed for students thinking about studying business or those who would like a general overview of business. Declared accounting and business majors may not register for this class.
    Term Offered: Rotational basis
  
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    BUS 181 - Principles of Microeconomics


    3 credits
    Principles of microeconomics and theories with emphasis on economic analysis and special application to managerial economics. (BUS majors/minors must get a C or better)
    Term Offered: Every semester
  
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    BUS 182 - Principles of Macroeconomics


    3 credits
    Basic economic principles and theories with emphasis on macroeconomics and special application to the American economic system and its problems. (BUS majors/minors must get a C or better)
    Prerequisite(s): BUS 181  
    Term Offered: Every semester
  
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    BUS 201 - Business Analytics


    2 credits
    This course presents to students a survey of the major analytical theories, concepts, and operations that are necessary for business professionals. Real life business exercises and applications are emphasized.
    Prerequisite(s): MAT 117  (or MAT 351  and MAT 352 )
    Term Offered: Every semester
  
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    BUS 220 - Introduction to Finance and Investments


    3 credits
    Introduction to the theory of finance and investments. Study focuses on developing the analytical tools necessary for the study of investments and corporate finance including asset valuation models, probability, and statistical methods as they apply to finance.
    Prerequisite(s): ACC 210 , BUS 182  , MAT 117  (or MAT 351  and MAT 352 ). Students are strongly encouraged to take BUS 201  (or MAT 221 ) before or concurrently with this class.
    Term Offered: Every semester
  
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    BUS 240 - Principles of Marketing


    3 credits
    Analysis of institutions, functions, and problems in marketing; planning and procedures related to the distribution of goods; costs, price determination, and trends.
    Prerequisite(s): BUS 181   or Sophomore standing
    Term Offered: Every semester
  
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    BUS 250 - Principles of Management


    3 credits
    Theory of management, managerial functions, departmentalization, staffing, direction, planning, and control.
    Prerequisite(s): BUS 181   or Sophomore standing
    Term Offered: Every semester
  
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    BUS 301 - Business Ethics


    3 credits
    This course will focus on the interaction of ethics and business. The emphasis will be on developing Christian business leaders. Students will explore moral and ethical problems confronting business in the context of political, social, and ecological environments. Topics will include ethical issues in the free market economic system, the social responsibility of business, compensation issues, and international trade.
    Prerequisite(s): Junior standing.
    Term Offered: Every semester
  
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    BUS 303 - Business Law


    3 credits
    Contracts, bankruptcy, agency, employment law, and administrative law.
    Prerequisite(s): BUS 250  
    Term Offered: Every semester
  
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    BUS 305 - Management Information Systems


    3 credits
    This course engages students with up-to-date coverage of the most important Information Technology trends today. It puts a major emphasis on illustrating the use of cutting edge business technologies for achieving managerial goals and objectives. By leveraging technologies, students are able to gain a competitive edge by increasing their knowledge and skills in ways of doing business.
    Prerequisite(s): BUS 182 , BUS 250  and ACC 210  
    Term Offered: Fall semester
  
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    BUS 320 - Intermediate Investments


    3 credits
    Development and management of investment portfolios for personal and institutional investors; asset allocation; security selection; valuation models; characteristics of markets; pricing anomalies; hedging strategies; and market timing.
    Prerequisite(s): BUS 220  and BUS 201  (or MAT 221 )
    Term Offered: Rotational basis
  
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    BUS 322 - Intermediate Finanace


    3 credits
    Development of the theory, method, and analytical techniques of financial management. Techniques of capital budgeting, valuation of projects and firms, theory of capital structure, dividend policy, cost of capital, and mergers and acquisitions.
    Prerequisite(s): BUS 220  and BUS 201  (or MAT 221 )
    Term Offered: Rotational basis
  
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    BUS 325 - Financial Markets and Institutions


    3 credits
    An analysis of the U.S. and foreign financial systems.
    Prerequisite(s): BUS 220  and BUS 201  (or MAT 221 )
    Term Offered: Rotational basis
  
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    BUS 326 - Money and Banking


    3 credits
    Depository institutions, central banking and money creation, price-level analysis, interest level determination, interest rate theory, money and capital markets.
    Prerequisite(s): BUS 220  and BUS 201  (or MAT 221 )
    Term Offered: Rotational basis
  
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    BUS 342 - Marketing Research


    3 credits
    Study of the research process as an aid to decision making. Emphasis on the planning of research and the gathering, analysis, and interpretation of information.
    Prerequisite(s): BUS 240  and MAT 117  or concurrent registration.
    Term Offered: Rotational basis
  
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    BUS 343 - Advertising


    3 credits
    Study of advertising as a tool in the marketing process: advertising media, methods, campaigns, cost analysis, and consumer habits and psychology will be explored.
    Prerequisite(s): BUS 240  
    Term Offered: Spring semester
  
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    BUS 345 - Digital Social Media Marketing


    3 credits
    The course is designed to cover the key concepts of social media (Web, social networks, blogs, forums, etc.) and how they can and should be used in conjunction with traditional media such as television, radio, and print. We will review the current media landscape and the opportunities and challenges this changing landscape creates when marketers look to effectively advertise and create and promote product branding. In addition to understanding social media, we will study how to build social media marketing strategies and how to track their effectiveness.
    Prerequisite(s): BUS 181  and BUS 240  
    Term Offered: Spring semester
  
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    BUS 347 - Consumer Behavior


    3 credits
    Application of behavioral science principles to the consumer decision-making process.
    Prerequisite(s): BUS 240  
    Term Offered: Fall semester
  
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    BUS 350 - Human Resource Management


    3 credits
    Principles, policies and practices applicable to personnel problems in dealing with staffing, training, wages, labor relations and communications.
    Prerequisite(s): BUS 250  
    Term Offered: Rotational basis
  
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    BUS 352 - Organizational Behavior


    3 credits
    Human behavior and Christian ethics in the world of work: power, authority, rules, status, norms, leadership, communication, motivation, group processes, and conflict resolution.
    Prerequisite(s): BUS 250  
    Term Offered: Rotational basis
  
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    BUS 359 - Small Business Management


    3 credits
    This course will focus on the creation, development, operation, and sale of a business entity. We will examine the skills, character, and traits of entrepreneurs. The course will also look at the economic impact that small business has on the economy. From this standpoint, we will study risk, uncertainty, transaction costs, and the importance of relevant information in the successful operation of a business.
    Prerequisite(s): ACC 210 , BUS 240 , BUS 250  
    Term Offered: Rotational basis
  
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    BUS 371 - Cross Cultural Management


    3 credits
    A study of the concepts, problems, processes and practice of managing across borders and cultures.
    Prerequisite(s): BUS 250  
    Term Offered: Rotational basis
  
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    BUS 372 - Global Marketing


    3 credits
    A study of the structure, techniques, problems and general environment of marketing abroad. Topics include advertising, distribution, strategy and legal aspects.
    Prerequisite(s): BUS 240  
    Term Offered: Fall semester
  
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    BUS 380 - History of Economic Thought


    3 credits
    This course will examine alternative theories adopted and advocated throughout history, their merits and their failings, along with the way they were employed to bring us to the present. Topics will include the theories of value, wages, profit, rent, money, and the role of government and the individual.
    Prerequisite(s): BUS 182  
    Term Offered: Rotational basis
  
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    BUS 381 - Managerial Economics


    3 credits
    Application of price theory and economic theory of the firm to business management decisions. Use of microeconomics and macroeconomics in forecasting for business policy.
    Prerequisite(s): BUS 182 , MAT 117  (or MAT 351 ), and BUS 201  (or MAT 221 ).
    Term Offered: Rotational basis
  
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    BUS 385 - Global Entrepreneurship


    3 credits
    The course is designed to cover the thought process companies go through to decide how to deal effectively in international markets. We will look at a step by step process of selecting market(s); the mode of entry; product, pricing, and promotion considerations. In addition, topics of discussion include sources of data, legal considerations, tax and accounting issues, logistics and required documentation. The Course is designed to satisfy a 3 credit requirement within the Marketing or International Emphasis.
    Prerequisite(s): BUS 182 , BUS 240  and BUS 250  
    Term Offered: Rotational basis
  
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    BUS 386 - International Economics


    3 credits
    An analytical approach to assessing and understanding current impacts that international economics have on the United States. Emphasis is on gains from trade, economic growth, exchange rates, price formation, trade policy, and political considerations.
    Prerequisite(s): BUS 182  
    Term Offered: See department chair
  
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    BUS 388 - Advanced Financial Modeling


    3 credits
    An introduction to the application of finance, investments, and data modeling using Microsoft Excel. Study focuses on the practical applications of Excel software within a corporate environment. Students will learn how to build functions, create forward-looking financial statements, clean data, automate repetitive tasks, and make information more useful and accessible. Techniques for efficient data analysis and presentation will also be discussed.
    Prerequisite(s): BUS 220  
    Term Offered: Fall semester
  
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    BUS 410 - Advanced Investment Research


    3 credits
    An advanced study of investment and portfolio analysis and theory. Topics will include both fundamental and technical analysis techniques for both domestic and international equity investing and fixed income investment theories.
    Prerequisite(s): BUS 220  and BUS 250  
    Term Offered: Rotational basis
  
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    BUS 420 - International Finance


    3 credits
    The focus of this course is on exchange rate determination and applications of financial theory to the operations of multinational firms. Topics also include international portfolio and direct investment, capital budgeting, international taxation of business, and an analysis of international market and financial institutions.
    Prerequisite(s): BUS 220  
    Term Offered: Rotational basis
  
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    BUS 430 - Advanced Business Analytics


    3 credits
    Utilizing advanced Business theories and its applications in real world business cases created for well-known companies.  Specific topics include: performing preliminary and ongoing required analyses for students to gain a working knowledge of the information, project management skills including: research, competitive positioning, risk/investment analyses, regulatory and IP issues, production alternatives, label development (branding, positioning, claims), legal hurdles and sales roll out planning.
    Term Offered: Rotational basis
  
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    BUS 480 - Research Seminar in Business Administration


    1 credits
    A capstone course culminating in a scholarly research article prepared by the student and presented. Research methods are reinforced and topics are discussed in class.
    Prerequisite(s): Senior standing and consent of instructor.
    Term Offered: Every semester
  
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    BUS 490 - Business Internship


    Variable credits
    By arrangement with the department.
    Term Offered: Every semester

Chemistry

  
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    CHE x91 - Special Topics


    Variable credits
    In-depth study of advanced topic in chemistry in which the primary research literature is stressed. Lecture, discussion, student presentations, and papers. May be repeated for credit with a new topic.
    Prerequisite(s): varies with topic
    Term Offered: Every semester
  
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    CHE x92 - Special Topics Lab


    Variable credits
    Laboratory work emphasizing designing and executing a project under the supervision of the instructor. To be taken in conjunction with CHE x91. May be repeated with a new topic.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor
    Term Offered: Every semester
  
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    CHE x99 - Independent Study


    Variable credits
    Advanced topics (non-laboratory) may be studied which are not normally included in the regular course offerings. By arrangement with the department.
    Term Offered: Every semester
  
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    CHE 101 - Fundamentals of Chemistry


    4 credits
    This course for non-science majors explores the importance of chemistry in everyday life, emphasizing descriptive chemistry and developing quantitative concepts carefully. 3 lec., 3 hrs. lab.
    Term Offered: J-term only
  
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    CHE 105 - Food and Cooking Chemistry


    4 credits
    The science behind the way food is prepared, and how it eventually tastes, demonstrates a number of important chemical concepts. This course will explore the chemistry of food and cooking through reading, discussion, and hands-on activities. 3 lec. 3 hrs. lab.
    Term Offered: Summer
  
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    CHE 161 - General Chemistry 1


    4 credits
    A study of the fundamental laws and concepts of chemistry. The emphasis is placed on atomic and molecular structure and bonding, stoichiometry, thermodynamics, and solutions. Recommended to be taken in conjunction with CHE 168 . 4 lec.
    Term Offered: Fall semester and J-term
  
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    CHE 162 - General Chemistry 2


    4 credits
    A continuation of CHE 161 . This course includes the study of equilibrium systems, acid/base concepts, kinetics, phases of matter, electrochemistry, and nuclear chemistry. Recommended to be taken in conjunction with CHE 169 . 4 hrs. lec.
    Prerequisite(s): CHE 161  with a grade of C or better
    Term Offered: Spring semester
  
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    CHE 168 - General Chemistry 1 Lab


    1 credits
    Introduction to basic laboratory techniques, with emphasis placed on atomic and molecular structure and bonding, stoichiometry, thermodynamics, and solutions. 3 hrs. lab.
    Prerequisite(s): CHE 161  or concurrent enrollment.
    Term Offered: Fall semester
  
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    CHE 169 - General Chemistry 2 Lab


    1 credits
    Laboratory work exploring equilibrium systems, acid/base concepts, kinetics, phases of matter, and electrochemistry. 3 hrs. lab.
    Prerequisite(s): CHE 162  or concurrent enrollment; CHE 168  with a grade of C or better
    Term Offered: Spring semester
  
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    CHE 203 - Development of the Modern Theory of the Atom


    3 credits
    A study of the development of the modern quantum theory of the atom. Topics include heat diffusion and radiation, the kinetic theory of gases, Bohr’s model of the atom, the periodic table of the elements, radioactivity, elementary nuclear physics, wave mechanics, and the Heisenberg uncertainty principle.
    Prerequisite(s): MAT 221   or concurrent enrollment.

     

    This course is cross-listed as PHY 203  , only CHE 203 or PHY 203 may be taken for credit, not both.
    Term Offered: Even spring semesters

  
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    CHE 210 - Quantitative Analysis


    3 credits
    A study of common analytical techniques, including gravimetric, titrimetric and spectrophotometric analysis, as well as separation techniques. 1 lec., 6 hrs. lab.
    Prerequisite(s): CHE 162 CHE 169   
    Term Offered: Fall semester
  
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    CHE 221 - Organic Chemistry 1


    3 credits
    An introduction to nomenclature, electronic structure and chemistry of carbon compounds, including free radical substitution, electrophilic addition to alkenes, nucleophilic aliphatic substitution and elimination reactions. 3 lec.
    Prerequisite(s): CHE 162 CHE 169  
    Term Offered: Fall semester and summer term 1
  
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    CHE 222 - Organic Chemistry 2


    3 credits
    A continuation of CHE 221  including spectroscopic methods of structure determination, aromatic and carbonyl chemistry, and amino acid chemistry. 3 lec.
    Prerequisite(s): CHE 221  
    Term Offered: Spring semester and summer term 2
  
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    CHE 228 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory


    2 credits
    An introduction into the basic techniques of organic chemistry (e.g. recrystallization, distillation, extraction, and chromatography) and organic synthesis.  Emphasis will be placed on spectroscopic analysis (e.g. FT-IR and FT-NMR) of synthetic products.  6 hrs. lab.
    Prerequisite(s): CHE 222  or concurrent enrollment
    Term Offered: Spring semester and summer terms 1&2
  
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    CHE 310 - Instrumental Analysis


    4 credits
    A study of common instrumental techniques including spectroscopic, chromatographic, electrochemical, and other physical methods for the analysis of materials. 2 lec., 6 hrs. lab.
    Term Offered: Odd spring semesters
  
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    CHE 341 - Physical Chemistry 1


    3 credits
    A study of fundamental concepts in thermodynamics. Topics include the properties of gases, the three laws of thermodynamics and their applications, phase transitions, solubility, electrochemistry, and kinetics. 

    This course is cross-listed as PHY 341 , only CHE 341 or PHY 341 may be taken for credit, not both. 3 lec.
    Prerequisite(s): CHE 162 /CHE 169 MAT 222 , and PHY 202  
    Term Offered: Odd spring semesters

  
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    CHE 342 - Physical Chemistry 2


    3 credits
    A study of fundamental concepts in quantum mechanics. Topics include the Schrödinger equation and its solutions for atoms and molecules, group theory, and spectroscopy. 

    This course is cross-listed as PHY 342  , only CHE 342 or PHY 342 may be taken for credit, not both. 3 lec.
    Prerequisite(s): CHE 162 /CHE 169 MAT 223  (or concurrent enrollment), and PHY 202  
    Term Offered: Even fall semesters

  
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    CHE 348 - Physical Chemistry Lab 1


    1 credits
    Laboratory work illustrating physical chemistry principles including thermochemical and electrochemical measurements, kinetics, and bulk properties of matter. 3 hrs. lab.
    Prerequisite(s): CHE 341  or concurrent enrollment
    Term Offered: Rotational basis
  
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    CHE 349 - Physical Chemistry Lab 2


    1 credits
    Laboratory work emphasizing spectroscopic techniques including acquisition and analysis of rotational, vibrational and electronic spectra. 3 hrs. lab.
    Prerequisite(s): CHE 342  or concurrent enrollment
    Term Offered: Rotational basis
  
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    CHE 350 - Biochemistry 1


    3 credits
    The first course in a comprehensive biochemistry sequence studying the chemistry of biological systems. Topics include structure and chemistry of amino acids, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids, energetics, kinetics, enzyme mechanisms and regulation, and signal transduction.

    This course is cross-listed as BIO 350 , only BIO 350 or CHE 350 may be taken for credit, not both. 3 lec.
    Term Offered: Fall semester

  
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    CHE 351 - Biochemistry 2


    3 credits
    The second course in a comprehensive biochemistry sequence studying the chemistry of biological systems. A detailed survey of metabolic pathways and control (catabolic and anabolic) in bacteria, plants, and animals, as well as molecular physiology. 3 lec.
    Prerequisite(s): CHE 350  

    This course is cross-listed as BIO 351 , only BIO 351 or CHE 351 may be taken for credit, not both. 
    Term Offered: Odd spring semesters

  
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    CHE 358 - Biochemistry Lab


    1 credits
    A survey of modern techniques in experimental Biochemistry. These include biomolecule separation, detection, and modification techniques; techniques for examining inherent biomolecule characteristics and interactions with other biomolecules; and bioinformatics and computational techniques. Using scientific writing to convey the results of experiments is emphasized.
    Prerequisite(s): CHE 350  or concurrent enrollment.

    This course is cross-listed as BIO 358 , only BIO 358 or CHE 358 may be taken for credit, not both. 
    Term Offered: Odd spring semesters

  
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    CHE 430 - Inorganic Chemistry


    3 credits
    A study of the theories of bonding, electronic structure, properties, and reactions of main group, transition metal, and organometallic compounds. 3 lec.
    Prerequisite(s): CHE 162 CHE 169   
    Term Offered: Rotational basis
  
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    CHE 490 - Chemistry Internship


    Variable credits
    By arrangement with department and college internship coordinator. See college internship guidelines.
    Term Offered: See department chair
  
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    CHE 498 - Undergraduate Research


    Variable credits
    Chemistry majors may arrange for independent research with a faculty research advisor. Students are encouraged to repeat this course with their research advisor. However, no more than 3 credits may be applied toward the major. Work may be carried out off campus with permission of department. Written report required. If 2 or more credits are received, an oral presentation is also required.
    Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor
    Term Offered: See department chair

College Seminars

  
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    COL 101 - Introduction to College Experiences


    1 credits
    A required seminar for all new freshmen, this course is an extended orientation to college study and life. It introduces a variety of academic topics connected to the college’s mission, develops the student’s communicative and reflective skills, provides access to resources that support student success, and facilitates effective academic advising.
  
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    COL 490 - General Internship


    Variable credits
    By arrangement with the department and Internship Coordinator.
  
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    LAS 101 - Liberal Arts Seminar


    1 credits
    A 1-credit course taken during the student’s first year at WLC designed to introduce students to the liberal arts, the Educational Learning Outcomes (ELOs), and the general education assessment process via various modes of instruction. The course aims to engage students with the Liberal Arts and the ELOs via a common theme/thread, such as the Campus Read. Students and instructor will meet weekly for 50 minutes.
  
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    LAS 401 - Liberal Arts Capstone


    2 credits
  
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    LAS 402 - Liberal Arts Capstone


    2 credits

Communication

  
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    COM x91 - Special Topics


    Variable credits
    Topics in Communication will be offered occasionally. Possible areas of study include argumentation and advocacy, communication and leadership, political communication, health communication, audio/visual production, etc.
    Prerequisite(s): COM 101 . Declared COM/CAR majors and minors for topics courses numbered 491.
    Term Offered: Every semester
  
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    COM x99 - Independent Study


    Variable credits
    By arrangement with the department.
    Term Offered: Every semester
  
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    COM 101 - Introduction to Communication


    3 credits
    An introductory communication course designed to develop an understanding of the basic principles of the field of human communication. Topics covered will include the fundamentals of communication, interpersonal communication, group communication, and mass communication. Emphasis is on inquiry, organization, and delivery used in a variety of communication experiences. A minimal grade of C or better is required to satisfy the general degree requirements. Not applicable to the major or minor in communication.
    Term Offered: Every semester
  
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    COM 201 - Foundations of Professional Communication


    3 credits
    The purpose of this course is to equip students with skills in business and résumé writing, interviewing, oral presentations, and work relationships. This course is also designed to better prepare students for performance in COM 301  - Professional Communication.
    Prerequisite(s): Prerequisite: COM 101  with a grade of C or better
    Term Offered: Every semester
  
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    COM 203 - Introduction to Mass and Social Media


    3 credits
    An historical overview of mass media technologies from the printing press to mobile media. Students will explore the social, cultural, economic, ethical and political impact of these media with special emphasis on the culmination of this history in today’s social media.
    Term Offered: Fall semester
  
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    COM 205 - Introduction to Communication Theory and Research


    3 credits
    A general overview of the components necessary for social science research, specifically focusing on the discipline of communication. Students will be introduced to a variety of theoretical perspectives. The course is designed to help students understand the purpose of social science research and to read and critically analyze research, culminating in the creation of a research study.
    Prerequisite(s): COM 101  
    Term Offered: Spring semester
  
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    COM 211 - Small Group Communication


    3 credits
    A study of procedures, processes, and dynamics of small groups. Students engage in small group projects throughout the semester to gain understanding and experience in small group theory and behavior.
    Prerequisite(s): COM 101  
    Term Offered: Every semester
  
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    COM 260 - Interpersonal Communication


    3 credits
    Investigation of and experience with communication that facilitates the establishment and maintenance of effective personal relationships
    Prerequisite(s): COM 101  
    Term Offered: Fall semester
  
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    COM 301 - Professional Communication


    3 credits
    An advanced public speaking course designed to provide students with a higher level of expertise in the area of business and professional communication. Business presentations, including technical, proposal, and sales presentations will be practiced along with courtesy and commemorative speeches.
    Prerequisite(s): COM 201  
    Term Offered: Every semester
  
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    COM 302 - Writing for Mass Communication


    3 credits
    Creating, designing, and editing of print, radio, and television news stories; newspaper and magazine feature articles; and print, audio, and video advertising copy.
    Prerequisite(s): ENG 101  
    Term Offered: Fall semester
  
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    COM 305 - Family Communication


    3 credits
    This course looks at how we develop, maintain, enhance, or disturb family relationships through communication.
    Prerequisite(s): COM 101  
    Term Offered: See department chair
 

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