May 20, 2022  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Course Descriptions


 

Music

  
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    MUSIC 362 - Beginning Jazz Arranging

    (3)
    Arranging and orchestration techniques for small jazz ensembles and other related idioms with specific projects for various groups. Offered fall semester in even years. Prerequisite(s): MUSIC 237  or permission of instructor.
  
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    MUSIC 363 - Introduction to Advanced Jazz Arranging

    (3)
    Advanced projects in jazz arranging presented in a laboratory atmosphere, with emphasis on big band writing. Offered spring semester in odd years. Prerequisite(s): MUSIC 362 , Composition Majors, or permission of instructor.
  
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    MUSIC 364 - Music Industry Survey

    (3)
    Designed as a professional development course, this class is a writing-intensive that requires written papers of various lengths for nearly each class period. Class projects include a resume, business card, and a major research paper appropriate to the student’s primary interest.  In addition, lectures, discussions and interactions on-and-off campus with professionals who have extensive experience in the music, arts, entertainment recording, and business industries will be scheduled. Offered each semester. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or permission of the instructor.
  
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    MUSIC 365 - Music Entrepreneurship

    (3)
    This course is based on entertainment law. Topics include: music in the marketplace, publishing, copyright, licensing, contracts, developing a business plan, and the entire music business system. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or permission of the instructor.
  
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    MUSIC 367 - Jazz Composition

    (3)
    Each student will compose several pieces using specific elements of composition (melody, rhythm, form, etc.) as they apply to jazz. In addition, listening and analysis are emphasized. Offered fall semester in odd years only. Prerequisite(s): MUSIC 233  or MUSIC 237 ; MUSIC 362  or permission of the instructor.
  
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    MUSIC 371 - Russian Diction

    (2)
    Study and practical application of Russian language sounds through the use of the International phonetic alphabet; review of the representative musical literature. Prerequisite: MUSIC 272 . Offered irregularly.
  
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    MUSIC 380 - Music Pedagogy

    (2)
    An exploration of the various processes by which music is learned and performed and the effect they should have on the manner in which music should be taught. Emphasis will be given to the role of the private/studio teacher in the education of music students, and business practices and concerns of the teacher. Offered spring semester in even years only.
  
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    MUSIC 381 - Piano Pedagogy

    (4)
    Comprehensive course dealing with the teaching of beginning, elementary, and intermediate level piano students of all ages. Class members will be shown how to analyze, evaluate, and use a variety of teaching methods and materials. Additional topics include: musicianship skills for elementary students; curriculum design; lesson planning; keyboard technology; in-class performances of examples from piano literature; peer and group teaching. Observations, materials review and individual assignments are important components of this course. Offered spring semester in even years only. Prerequisite(s): Piano as primary instrument.
  
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    MUSIC 383 - Piano Pedagogy Internship I

    (2)
    A practicum semester in which students will teach peer Conservatory students, arranged private students and/or beginning piano students under the guidance of the instructor. Students will receive weekly evaluation of teaching assignments, through assessment by the instructor.  Offered spring semester as needed. Corequisite(s):   
  
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    MUSIC 384 - Piano Pedagogy Internship II

    (1)
    Continuation of MUSIC 383 , unsupervised teaching, including advanced problem solving and pedagogical techniques.  Prerequisite(s): MUSIC 383 .
  
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    MUSIC 385 - Organ Pedagogy

    (3)
    Principles of organ teaching, with supervised student teaching. Transcription of organ and piano accompaniment; conducting from the console; anthem accompaniment. Prerequisite: organ major or permission of the instructor. Offered irregularly.
  
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    MUSIC 395 - Music Technology Internship

    (3-6)
    Provides field internship experiences in the music technology-related business with faculty supervision. Minimum of 35 clock hours per registered credit. Daily work must be documented and verified. Offered year round via application to the Music Technology Internship Coordinator.  Repeatable for credit (up to 12 total) and grade. Course must be repeated if grade is B- or lower.  Prerequisite(s): Minimum grade of B- in MUSIC 310  and MUSIC 311 .           
  
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    MUSIC 401 - One-Hour Private Lesson

    (1)
    Special Fee applies (see “SPECIAL FEES” in the FINANCE section of this Bulletin).
  
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    MUSIC 401P - One-Hr. Performance Lesson

    (2)
    Special Fee applies (see “SPECIAL FEES” in the FINANCE section of this Bulletin).
  
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    MUSIC 402 - One-Hour Private Lesson

    (1-3)
    Performance Level Primary Lessons:  Following the 102 Level of Study, any student may audition to study on the primary instrumental at the Primary Performance Level (201P, 202P, 301P, 302P, 401P, 402P).  All BM in Performance and BM I Jazz Studies degree majors are required to study six semesters at the Performance Level Primary Lesson ton the primary instrument.  For composition majors, five semesters of Performance Level composition lessons are required. Performance Level lessons are valued at two (2) academic credits each semester.  For additional related to performance levels, see the Conservatory Student Handbook. Special Fee applies (see “SPECIAL FEES” in the FINANCE section of this Bulletin). Prerequisite(s): Conservatory major and acceptance via 102 Level Jury or later.
  
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    MUSIC 402P - One-Hr. Performance Lesson

    (2)
    Special Fee applies (see “SPECIAL FEES” in the FINANCE section of this Bulletin).
  
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    MUSIC 403 - One-Hour Private Lesson

    (1)
    Special Fee applies (see “SPECIAL FEES” in the FINANCE section of this Bulletin).
  
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    MUSIC 403P - One-Hour Performance Lesson

    (2)
    Special Fee applies (see “SPECIAL FEES” in the FINANCE section of this Bulletin).
  
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    MUSIC 404 - One-Hour Private Lesson

    (1)
    Special Fee applies (see “SPECIAL FEES” in the FINANCE section of this Bulletin).
  
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    MUSIC 404P - One-Hour Performance Lesson

    (2)
    Special Fee applies (see “SPECIAL FEES” in the FINANCE section of this Bulletin).
  
  
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    MUSIC 411 - Audio for Media

    (3)
    This course looks at all audio elements of media production, and consists of three primary components: (1) the history and literature of music for media, including commercial television, film, and video; (2) compositional issues and procedures related to creating original music and sound design for media; and (3) course projects that incorporate the hardware and software required to produce music and audio for media. Prerequisite(s): MUSIC 310 , MUSIC 311  or permission of Music Technology Area Head.                  
  
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    MUSIC 412 - Music Technology Senior Project

    (1)
    This course is a capstone applied experience for Music Technology majors. The project will be determined in cooperation with the instructor and student’s adviser. Offered spring semester. Prerequisite(s):  .            
  
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    MUSIC 413 - Audio for Media Lab

    (1)
    A practicum course intended to further develop skill sets in audio post-production. Students will choose among various multi-week projects that reinforce sound effect creation, sound design, and post-production workflow. Other advanced audio for media concepts will also be explored.   Prerequisite(s): MUSIC 411 Audio for Media .
  
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    MUSIC 414 - Audio Electronics

    (2)
    Audio Electronics builds skills in audio system design, system troubleshooting, and component-level audio device design. Skills are reinforced through in-class system design builds, troubleshooting simulations, and audio device building with the use of DIY skills. (7-week mod) Prerequisite(s): MUSIC 410 410 Advanced Recording Techniques MUSIC 411 Audio for Media .
  
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    MUSIC 415 - NAMM Immersion Experience

    (1)
    In this module course, students will prepare for a trip to the NAMM Convention in Anaheim, California.  Investigation of convention programming, networking strategies, and personal marketing approaches will be examined prior to the conversation.   Prerequisite(s): MUSIC 364 Music Industry Survey MUSIC 365 Music Entrepreneurship .
  
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    MUSIC 416 - Professional Development

    (1) 7-week module


    In this module course, students in the Music Technology program will finalize their career readiness through essential development activities. These include final resume preparation, job resource research, networking activities, and personal marketing. Prerequisite(s): MUSIC 364 Music Industry Survey MUSIC 365 Music Entrepreneurship .

     

  
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    MUSIC 417 - Pro Tools Certification

    (1) - 7-week module
    Capital University is an Avid Learning Partner. Through this program, students in the Music Technology programs are trained by the University’s Avid Certified Instructors and are guided through the Pro Tools 201 and Pro Tools 210 curriculum. Both levels include two attempts at the certification exams, which upon successful completion, awards students the title: Pro Tools Certified Operator. Prerequisite(s): MUSIC 410 Advanced Recording Techniques MUSIC 411 Audio for Media .
  
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    MUSIC 423 - History of Jazz and Popular Music

    (3)
    Comprehensive study of the development of jazz and pop music from the middle of the 19th century to the present, including early forms, the blues and 20th century trends.  Offered spring semester. Prerequisite(s):   and  .
  
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    MUSIC 441 - Marching Band and Jazz Band Methods

    (3)
    Provides students with knowledge and skill to design contemporary and traditional shows for the high school marching band (including computerized show design software) and to teach jazz ensembles elements of jazz style. Prerequisite(s):  ; or permission of music education area head.
  
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    MUSIC 445 - String Methods

    (2)
    Study of string instruments, attention to bowing and fingering techniques, pitch perception, care of instruments, and introduction to Suzuki and traditional methods of instruction. Offered fall semester. Prerequisite(s):   or permission of Music Education area head.
  
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    MUSIC 456 - Advanced Instrumental Conducting

    (2)
    This course concentrates on advanced instrumental conducting skills. Topics will include advanced conducting techniques, advanced score study and analysis, and rehearsal techniques. Conducting experience with class ensemble and with available performing ensembles included. (Offered fall semester.) Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of MUSIC 356  and MUSIC 358 .
  
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    MUSIC 458G - Instrumental Conducting Workshop

    (1)
    This course is intended for students who are considering advanced conducting study at the graduate level. Topics covered include advanced score study and selective listening techniques, program planning and curricular design for instrumental ensembles, advanced manual conducting techniques and rehearsal procedures, and an introduction to graduate level research in conducting. Special Fee applies (See “Special Fees” in the Finance section of the bulletin). Offered irregularly. Prerequisite(s):  .
  
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    MUSIC 459 - Choral Conducting II

    (2)
    Advanced conducting concentrates on advanced choral conducting skills, with special attention given to advanced conducting techniques, analysis and score study, score preparation, rehearsal techniques and concert and rehearsal deportment. (Offered fall semester each year.) Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of MUSIC 358 .
  
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    MUSIC 480 - Vocal Pedagogy

    (3)
    Rudiments of vocal instruction through study of voice structure and function, observation of comparative pedagogies, review of representative literature, and a practicum of active involvement in the private teaching process. Offered fall semester. Prerequisite(s): Voice as primary instrument and senior class standing or by permission of the instructor.
  
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    MUSIC 481 - Service Playing and Improvisation I

    (3)
    Hymnody, liturgy, anthem and solo accompaniment. The study of “instant composition,” free hymn accompaniments, improvising organ solos, and “fill-ins.” Offered irregularly. Prerequisite(s): Organ as primary or secondary instrument and senior class standing.
  
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    MUSIC 482 - Service Playing and Improvisation II

    (3)
    Continuation of MUSIC 481 ; developing the skills and literature needs for church service performance. Prerequisite(s): MUSIC 481 ;
  
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    MUSIC 483 - Advanced Keyboard Pedagogy Internship I

    (1)
    An advanced practicum semester as a continuation of  . Offered as needed.
  
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    MUSIC 491 - Individual Study

    (1-3)
    Prerequisite: completion of Independent Study Form and permission of the dean.
  
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    MUSIC 493 - Selected Topics

    (0.5-3)
    Course to be designed by faculty members and approved by the department assistant dean.
  
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    MUSIC 495 - Music Industry Internship

    (3-12)
    Provides field internship experiences in the music industry under faculty supervision. May be satisfied in a variety of ways. Prerequisite(s): Application made to the Music Industry Area Head. Offered year-round.

Nursing

  
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    NURS 110 - Introduction to Holistic Nursing Practice

    (3)
    (UC 100 Cognate Course)   An entry-level course which introduces students to the discipline of nursing. The evolving role of nursing and other interprofessional team members, historical events, theory and health care systems are examined. The conceptual framework of the nursing program is examined and beginning concepts are introduced.  Students begin to incorporate self-care and reflection into their own lives as a foundation for holistic nursing care.  Placement: Freshman year or first semester after transferring into the program. Transfer students may take this concurrently with NURS 300 .(3 credits (3 hrs. lecture per week) for 15 weeks).  (Offered fall/spring.) Prerequisite(s): Nursing or non-nursing majors with permission of instructor.  Fulfills University First Year Seminar Requirement.
  
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    NURS 110H - Introduction to Holistic Nursing Practice (Honors)

    (3)
    (UC 100 Cognate Course)   An entry-level course which introduces students to the discipline of nursing. The evolving role of nursing and other interprofessional team members, historical events, theory and health care systems are examined. The conceptual framework of the nursing program is examined and beginning concepts are introduced.  Students begin to incorporate self-care and reflection into their own lives as a foundation for holistic nursing care.  Placement: Freshman year or first semester after transferring into the program. (3 credits (3 hrs. lecture per week) for 15 weeks). (Offered fall/spring.) Prerequisite(s): Honors Program.
  
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    NURS 201 - Human Development Across the Life Span

    (3)
    Significant concepts of human growth and development throughout the life span are considered from the perspective of the individual, family and nurse.  The five domains that affect the human organism from conception through elder years are examined: biophysical, cognitive, social, affective and spiritual.  Maximizing the human potential is discussed across the life span utilizing concepts such as: communication, play, sexuality, moral development, adaptation to uniqueness, and death. Sophomore nursing major or permission of Instructor. (3 credits (3 hrs. lecture per week) for 15 weeks). (Offered fall/spring.) Prerequisite(s): PSYCH 120  or PSYCH 121 , NURS 110  or NURS110H.
  
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    NURS 255 - Exploration of Healing Modalities

    (2)


    This online course explores the use of various complementary and alternative modalities to promote well-being.  Healing modalities such as meditation, stress management, and several other therapies will be examined.  Experiential learning will be a key component to learners fully discovering the expansiveness of holistic health. Opened to all undergraduate and adult students.  

      Prerequisite(s): None.

  
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    NURS 300 - Foundational Nursing Concepts and Interventions

    (6)
    Introduces the student to the role of the nurse in providing basic holistic nursing care.  This course emphasizes implementation of the nursing process within the framework of the Nursing department curricular concepts; critical thinking, communication, caring, culture, systems and transitions. Foundational concepts and interventions essential to holistic nursing practice are emphasized.  The course includes theory, laboratory practice and a clinical practicum directed at the care of adults in a variety of health care  systems. (4 credits (4 hrs. lecture), 1 credit (30 hrs.) lab over 15 weeks, 1 credit (60 hrs.) clinical over 12 weeks) (Offered fall, spring and summer.)  *Special Fee applies (see “Special Fees” in the “Financial” section of this Bulletin.) Prerequisite(s): CNAP - direct admission to program; STNA certification is also required for enrollment. TUP - BIOL 231 , BIOL 280 CHEM 150 , UC 110   or ENGL 111 , UC 120 , NURS 110 , and may be taken concurrently with HSPTS 230 , NURS 201 . Minimum GPA 2.70. Corequisite(s): This course is taken concurrently with NURS 301 Health Assessment .
  
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    NURS 301 - Health Assessment

    (3)
    This theory / laboratory course provides students with the knowledge and skills required to conduct a comprehensive systems based health assessment using a holistic framework. Patient health care needs will be determined by the process of analyzing assessment data using the curricular concept of critical thinking / clinical judgment. Standard terminologies, documentation standards and techniques, therapeutic communication and teaching / learning principles are explored. Health promotion and patient centered care are emphasized. Variations in assessment and health needs of patients across cultures and the lifespan are explored. (2 credits (2 hrs.) lecture and 1 credit (30 hrs.) lab over 15 weeks.) (Offered fall, spring and summer.) Prerequisite(s): CNAP - direct admission to program; TUP - BIOL 231 , BIOL 280 , UC 110 , and UC 120  . May be taken concurrently with NURS 110  or ENGL 111 , NURS 201 HSPTS 230  and / or BIOL 232 . Corequisite(s): This course is taken concurrently with NURS 300 Foundational Nursing Concepts and Interventions .
  
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    NURS 302 - Strategies for Success

    (3)


    The goal of the course is to equip adult learners who are returning to school with critical thinking, advanced writing, information literacy, and oral presentation skills. The needs of the adult learner and learning how to learn are foundational. Student assignments build upon one another to facilitate the completion of a final analytic paper that demonstrates students’ growth and development as adult learners.

     

  
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    NURS 305 - Theoretical Foundations of Nursing

    (3)
    This course provides students with the foundation for professional nursing practice. The seven cornerstone concepts of the Capital University Department of Nursing curriculum (Health, Communication, Caring, Critical Thinking / Clinical Judgment, Transitions, Culture, and Systems) are introduced. Selected nursing and related theories and frameworks are introduced and provide students with the foundation to develop a personal understanding of nursing as a healing profession. An introduction to nursing’s historical origins and emerging issues, including the evolution of nursing education, credentialing, aspects for the client / patient, team functioning, and current intraprofessional and interprofessional roles in the health care system are discussed. An introduction to the both allopathic and complementary / alternative client care is explored. Development of self-care strategies for the caregiver is addressed. (3 credits (3 hrs.) lecture per 15 weeks.) (Offered fall and summer.) Prerequisite(s): Acceptance to C-NAP.
  
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    NURS 313 - Army ROTC Nursing

    (3)
    An elective course for nurse cadets in the ROTC program for the purposes of training nurse cadets to Army standards, developing leadership and evaluating officer potential. As part of the Nurse Summer Training Program (NSTP), NURS 313 provides a supplement to on-campus instruction with a focus on leadership. (3 credits clinical per 16 weeks=144 hours of clinical).  (Offered summer.) Prerequisite(s): ROTC standing and permission of the chair of the traditional undergraduate nursing program. 
  
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    NURS 317 - Pathophysiology I

    (2)
    An integrated bio-behavioral approach to pathophysiology will be used in this course. Emphasis will be on the relationship between biologic, behavioral responses to pathophysiology across the lifespan. This is an upper division course in nursing which incorporates prerequisite course work and facilitates critical thinking. Topics included are: Stress and immunity, immune system diseases, disease of hematologic, cardiovascular, renal, respiratory, and gastrointestinal systems. Placement: Junior standing. Taken concurrently with NURS 319  and may be taken concurrently NURS 326  or NURS 365 . (2 credits (2 hrs.) of lecture per week for 15 weeks) Prerequisite(s): Junior level standing in Nursing, NURS 300  and NURS 301  or permission of instructor for non-nursing majors.
  
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    NURS 318 - Pathophysiology II

    (2)
    An integrated systems and concept based approach to the study of pathophysiology will be used in this course.  Emphasis will be on the relationship between biologic and behavioral responses to pathophysiology across the lifespan.  This is an upper division course in nursing, which incorporates prerequisite course work and facilitates critical thinking.  NURS 318 is a continuation of NURS 317  .  Topics included are endocrine, neurology, musculoskeletal, reproduction, neoplasia, genetics / genomics and special senses.  Placement:  Junior standing.  Taken concurrently with NURS 320  and may be taken concurrently with NURS 326  or NURS 365 . (2 credits (2 hrs.) of lecture per week times 15 weeks.)  Prerequisite(s): Junior-level standing in Nursing, NURS 300  and NURS 301  or permission of instructor for non-nursing majors. 
  
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    NURS 319 - Pharmacology I

    (2)
    This course uses an integrated systems and concept based approach to the study of pharmacology. Emphasis will be on the relationship between biophysical, socio-cultural, behavioral, and pharmacological responses across the lifespan.  This course incorporates prerequisite course work and facilitates critical thinking. Topics include: principles of pharmacology and pharmacologic agents for conditions related to stress and immunity, infection, cardiovascular, hematologic, respiratory, renal and gastrointestinal systems. Placement: Junior standing.  Taken concurrently with NURS 317  and may be taken concurrently with NURS 326  or NURS 365 .  (2 credits (2 hrs.) of lecture per week x 15 weeks.) Prerequisite(s): Junior-level standing in Nursing, NURS 300  and NURS 301  or permission of instructor for non-nursing majors.
  
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    NURS 320 - Pharmacology II

    (2)
    This course uses an integrated systems and concept based approach to the study of pharmacology. Emphasis will be on the relationship between biophysical, socio-cultural, behavioral, and pharmacological responses across the lifespan.  This course incorporates prerequisite course work and facilitates critical thinking.  NURS 320 is a continuation of NURS 319 .  Topics include: Medications used to treat Neurological, Psychological, Musculoskeletal, Endocrine, Sensory, Reproductive and Neoplastic Disorders. Placement: Junior standing. Taken concurrently with NURS 318  and may be taken concurrently with NURS 326  or NURS 365 . (2 credits (2 hrs.) lecture per week x 15 weeks.) Prerequisite(s): Junior-level standing in Nursing, NURS 300  and NURS 301  or permission of instructor for non-nursing majors.
  
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    NURS 326 - Nursing of Adults with Acute Health Alterations

    (8)
    The focus of this course is nursing management of adults of all ages who are experiencing acute health alterations that may impact multiple body systems. Emphasis is on expanding and applying knowledge of health alterations for the purpose of helping adults achieve their optimum level of health. The course includes theory, laboratory practice, and clinical practicum. Placement: junior standing. (5 credits lecture; 0.5 credit lab (15 hours/term; and 2.5 credits (150 hrs. clinical / term.) Special Fee applies (see “SPECIAL FEES” in the FINANCE section of this Bulletin). (Offered fall/spring.) Prerequisite(s): NURS 300 NURS 301   
  
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    NURS 350 - Complementary and Alternative Healing Methods

    (3)
    Complementary therapies are those modalities that are used adjunctively with biomedicine to augment healing, facilitate comfort and promote health. This course is designed for students in the helping professions as an overview of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Course content includes trends in CAM use; theoretical foundations for practice; historical, cultural and religious contexts of healing; legal and ethical issues; and scientific research on selected methods. Students will specifically learn therapeutic touch (TT), an energy based CAM, as developed by Dr. Dolores Krieger and Dora Kunz. Students will examine the implications for the use of self as a healing instrument and explore dimensions of the healing relationship. Each class will include lecture, discussion, meditation and TT practice components. Elective. Open to non-nursing majors. (3 hours per week for 15 weeks).  
  
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    NURS 365 - Families in Transition

    (8)
    This theory/clinical course focuses on the transitions related to the child-bearing and child-rearing family. Health promotion, disease prevention and health maintenance in families along with family theory and assessment are emphasized. This course provides students the opportunity to apply pathophysiological and related pharmacologic, medical-surgical and nursing therapeutic skills in the clinical setting for obstetric and pediatric patients. (5 credits lecture, 2.5 credits (150 hrs., term) clinical and 0.5 credits (15 hrs./ term) lab. (Offered fall, spring, summer.)  * Special Fee applies (see “Special Fees” in the “Financial” section of this Bulletin.
      Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of NURS 300  and NURS 301 .
  
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    NURS 366 - Nursing Research

    (3)
    This course involves the study of the historical development and current status of research in nursing and evidence-based practice in nursing. The course includes an in-depth examination of the research process, particularly as it relates to nursing. Students identify practice issues, critique published research and implement nursing research utilization strategies. Placement: Junior standing. (3 credits lecture per 15 weeks.) (Offered fall / spring.) Prerequisite(s): SOSCI 210  or MATH 215  and NURS 300 .
  
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    NURS 393 - Selected Topics

    (2)


    Repeatable under different Nursing topics.  

    Selected Topics - Introduction to Forensic Nursing (Offered Fall 2019) This introductory course explores Forensic Nursing; an emerging nursing specialty that blends nursing and the legal field. Students will examine the foundation of forensic nursing science and practice, prevalent population-based health issues, specialized forensic nursing roles and responsibilities, best practice recommendations, leadership and public policy initiatives. Holistic medical and legal care aspects for patients and families will be emphasized.

      Prerequisite(s): NURS 300 NURS 301  and Junior or Senior-level standing required.

  
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    NURS 400 - Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Concepts

    (4)
    A didactic and clinical course that provides opportunities to apply theoretical concepts in psychiatric / mental health nursing with individuals, families and in the community across the lifespan. (2 credits lecture=2 hrs./week, 0.5 credits seminar=1 hr./week, and 1.5 credits clinical=90 hrs./term.) (Offered Fall/Spring/Summer) Prerequisite(s): Placement: Senior standing, NURS 365 , NURS 326 NURS 317 , NURS 318 , NURS 319 , and NURS 320 .
  
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    NURS 412 - Professional Role in the Health Care System

    (2)
    Offers students transition strategies as they move into professional nursing practice. The course examines the role of the professional nurse with consideration given to political, social, economic, legal, and ethical dimensions of that role and the structure and process of the health care system. Issues of nursing management and leadership are integrated into the course. (2 credits lecture (2 hrs./week) per 15 weeks).  (Offered fall/spring.) Prerequisite(s): Senior standing. Satisfactory completion of NURS 365  and  . This course is taken concurrently with NURS 463 .
  
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    NURS 419 - Informatics and Technology in Healthcare

    (3)
    This course examines professional, social, legal and ethical issues related to technology and informatics in health care. Access, application, evaluation and impact of clinical information systems / applications and technology that support data management, patient care, healthcare equality, evidence based practice, research, education and administration are considered.  Current and emerging health care technologies and software applications are explored (3 credits = 3 hrs. theory / week x 15 weeks.) (Offered fall / spring / summer.) Prerequisite(s): NURS 300 NURS 301 , or NURS 310  or NURS 315  and NURS 316 .
  
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    NURS 420 - Community Health Nursing

    (4)


    This course focuses on synthesizing nursing knowledge and community health principles as they relate to population health. The concepts of community health nursing, epidemiology, levels of prevention, and health promotion / health education are emphasized. Students are given the opportunity to manage nursing care to vulnerable populations in a variety of community settings. (2 credits / 2 hrs./ week lecture, 0.5 credits / 1 hr./week seminar, 1.5 credits / 90 hrs./ term.)  Special Fee applies (see “SPECIAL FEES” in the FINANCE section of this Bulletin). Prerequisite(s): Placement: Senior standing, NURS 317 NURS 318 NURS 319 NURS 320 NURS 326 NURS 365  

     

  
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    NURS 450 - Advanced Nursing Concepts and Interventions

    (3)
    This theory / laboratory course provides students with the opportunity to integrate and synthesize advanced nursing concepts and interventions required to manage complex health problems and multisystem dysfunctions across selected patient populations. Measures to promote safety, quality and excellence of nursing care thorough holistic caring practice, intra / interprofessional collaboration, teamwork and evidence are examined. Legal and ethical concepts or considerations related to complex health situations are also evaluated. (2 credit hours lecture, 0.5 credit hours laboratory and 0.5 credit hours seminar=2 hrs./week lecture, 15 hours / semester laboratory and 15 hours / semester seminar.) (Offered fall and spring.) Prerequisite(s): NURS 317 , NURS 318 , NURS 319 , NURS 320 , NURS 326 , and NURS 365 .
  
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    NURS 463 - Leadership in Practice Practicum

    (7)
    This capstone course provides extensive practice experience designed to assist transition from student to beginning nurse clinician. Students will examine complex clinical problems and refine previously learned health assessment, therapeutic intervention and management skills in an acute care setting. Interdisciplinary collaboration, communication and accountability are examined. Students will learn to independently manage their own learning needs under the guidance of qualified leadership personnel. (4 credits Lecture, 0.25 credits (8 hrs/term) Lab and 2.75 credits (165 hrs/term) Clinical) *Special Fee applies (see “Special Fees” section in the “Finance” section of this Bulletin.) (Offered Fall/Spring) Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of NURS 326 NURS 365 .
  
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    NURS 467 - NCLEX-RN Review

    (2)
    This course is designed for students to review content in the NCLEX-RN examination.  Students will be given the opportunity to examine test-taking strategies, develop stress reduction strategies, and content to ensure success on the NCLEX-RN examination.  An individual plan to enhance nursing knowledge will be developed and opportunities to develop knowledge and competence in passing the NCLEX-RN examination will be offered. (2 credits of online and lecture activities per 15 weeks). (Offered fall/spring.) (Offered Fall/Spring) Prerequisite(s): Senior Standing. Take final semester of program plan.
  
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    NURS 491 - Individual Study

    (1-4)
    Independent study of various topics related to nursing may be offered.  (Offered as needed.)
  
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    NURS 493 - Selected Topics

    (1 - 4)
    Offered as needed.
  
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    NURS 500 - Applied Healthcare Statistics

    (3)
    This course emphasizes the use of statistics and data analysis; critical understanding of the meaning of statistical findings for utilization as a nurse in advanced practice and the use of computer in data processing. Topics include: descriptive statistics, probability, hypothesis testing, parametric and non-parametric statistics, reliability and validity.  (3 credit hours online).  (Offered fall/spring/summer.) Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of an undergraduate statistics course.
  
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    NURS 520 - Advanced Nursing Research

    (3)
    This course examines the philosophical underpinnings of quantitative and qualitative research.  The focus includes research designs, sampling and measurement, and techniques for data analysis, and establishment of reliability and validity for both quantitative and qualitative research. The course also examines Evidence-based Practice (EBP) and provides opportunities for students to develop EBP skills. (3 credit hours online).  (Offered fall/spring/summer.)
  
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    NURS 530 - Healthcare Informatics & Technology

    (3)


    This course introduces concepts, issues, trends and theories concerning informatics and technology in healthcare. Various health information systems, applications and technologies are examined.  The role of informatics for promoting quality and safety in healthcare is emphasized. The culture of technology in healthcare, impact of technology on patients and providers, and human factors interactions are explored. Usability testing frameworks, informatics standards and standardized languages are also introduced. (3 credit hours online). (Offered fall/spring/summer).

     

      Prerequisite(s): Basic computer literacy.


Philosophy

  
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    PHIL 110 - Critical Thinking

    (3)
    This course develops skills in critical thinking. Students practice recognizing, analyzing and evaluating arguments found in a number of public media including essays, political speeches, papers and newsmagazines, TV news and advertising.  (Offered as needed.)
  
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    PHIL 130 - Introduction to Philosophy

    (3)
    An introduction to philosophical inquiry by focusing on questions of freedom, religion, science, mind, human nature, happiness, ethics, moral controversies, the self and society, and education.  (Offered as needed.)
  
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    PHIL 150 - Introduction to Logic

    (3)
    This course develops skills of logical analysis and logical problem solving. Students will become acquainted with propositional and class logics as well as methods of evaluating inductive inferences. Part of the course will focus on the kinds of problems encountered in standardized exams such as the GRE, LSAT, etc.  (Offered fall/spring.)
  
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    PHIL 170 - Classical Greek Philosophy

    (3)
    An introduction to philosophical inquiry by means of the study of the philosophical work of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle in their historical context.  (Offered spring 2018.)
  
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    PHIL 190 - Philosophy of Religion

    (3)
    An introduction to philosophical inquiry by focusing on issues raised by religion: the rationality of religious belief, the nature of religious language, the existence of God and the nature of religious experience.  (Offered fall 2017.)
  
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    PHIL 193 - Selected Topics

    (3)
    (Offered fall-odd years.)
  
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    PHIL 201 - Philosophy and Science

    (3)
    A study of the concepts and methodology of natural and social sciences, focusing on the nature of the scientific enterprise and its possibilities and limitations as a source of knowledge.  (Offered fall.)
  
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    PHIL 202 - Philosophy and Politics I: Ancient and Medieval

    (3)
    Classical and medieval political philosophies are studied, as are the tension between faith and reason, justice, obligation and disobedience, virtue, the good, and the best regime. Students develop and apply problem solving, critical thinking and application skills regarding the content under study. Course may be taken for philosophy or political science credit. (Offered as needed.)
  
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    PHIL 204 - Philosophy and The Arts

    (3)
    A study of philosophical questions raised by the arts, including: Why are the arts important? Are there any general criteria for artistic excellence? What do the arts have in common?  (Offered spring 2017, fall 2018.)
  
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    PHIL 208 - Philosophy and Environment

    (3)
    A study of the philosophical dimensions of environmental issues including the sources of our conceptions of nature and a survey of issues in environmental ethics.  (Offered as needed.)
  
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    PHIL 209 - Philosophy and Politics II: Modern and Contemporary

    (3)
    Modern and contemporary political philosophies are studied, as are modern political ideologies and issues of political thought, including freedom, justice, democracy, revolution, rights, law, punishment, civil disobedience, preferential treatment, war and peace, property, utopias and dystopias. Students develop and apply problem solving, critical thinking and application skills regarding the content under study. Course may be taken for philosophy or political science credit. Offered as needed.
  
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    PHIL 310 - Modern Philosophy

    (3)
    A study of philosophers instrumental in the creation of our modern world view, including: Descartes, Hobbes, Locke, Hume, Kant, Hegel and Marx.  (Offered spring odd years.)
  
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    PHIL 350 - Contemporary Problems in Philosophy

    (3)
    A study of the focal issues of contemporary philosophy of language, epistemology and metaphysics.  (Offered, fall 2017) Prerequisite(s): PHIL 150 ; PHIL 310 .
  
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    PHIL 370 - Major Philosophers

    (3)
    A rigorous study of one or more philosophers who continue to have an impact on contemporary thought.  (Offered fall-odd years.) Prerequisite(s): PHIL 170  PHIL 310 ;
  
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    PHIL 390 - Ethical Theory

    (3)
    The nature of ethics; normative theories. Views about right and wrong, intrinsic value, justice, virtue and rights.  (Offered as needed.)
  
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    PHIL 410 - Philosophical Issues in Contemporary Culture

    (3)
    A philosophical inquiry into some contemporary cultural issue: work and leisure, ecological crisis, economic justice, war and peace, etc.  (Offered fall 2018.)
  
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    PHIL 481 - Departmental Seminar

    (1)
    Seminar for department majors and minors that will support the development of the research project and portfolio.  (Offered fall.)
  
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    PHIL 491 - Individual Study

    (1-3)
    (Offered as needed.)
  
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    PHIL 492 - Group Studies

    (1-3)
  
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    PHIL 493 - Selected Topics

    (3)
  
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    PHIL 499 - Senior Thesis

    (3)
    Independent student scholarship usually comprising literature review and research, and a written and oral presentation of findings. Required of all philosophy majors in the fall of their senior year. The course guides students through the process and methodology of writing either a thirty-page research paper in the major or a final capstone project with required writing component (fourteen pages).  (Offered fall.)

Physics

  
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    PHYS 115 - Integrated Science by Inquiry

    (4)
    Utilizing an inquiry-based approach, this course focuses on the nature of science. Topics present science in an integrated manner while students ask and answer their own scientific questions. (Same course offered as BIOL 115  and CHEM 115 .) Prerequisite(s): Open to Education majors only.
  
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    PHYS 120 - Conceptual Physics for Educators

    (3)
    The physics that is present or implied within science fiction will be explored. This is an activity and project-based course that will require oral and written presentations. Offered fall and spring semesters.
  
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    PHYS 220 - General Physics I

    (4)
    A calculus-based introduction to the fundamental principles of physics. Topics include: mechanics (linear and rotational kinematics, statics, energy), wave mechanics (harmonic motion, sound) and thermodynamics (thermal properties of matter, gas laws, thermal energy). A laboratory experience is included which utilizes statistical, algebraic and trigonometric (pre-calculus) skills to conduct measurements, analyze data and develop physical understanding. Offered fall semester. Prerequisite(s): MATH 230 , MATH 231 , MATH 225 , or MATH 330 . Corequisite(s): PHYS-220L
  
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    PHYS 221 - General Physics II

    (4)
    A continuation of PHYS 220 . Topics include: electromagnetism (electricity, magnetism, circuits), optics (light propagation, geomechanics, and physical optics), and modern physics (relativity, quantum mechanics, atomic and nuclear theory). A laboratory experience is included which utilizes statistical, algebraic and trigonometric (pre-calculus) skills to conduct measurements, analyze data and develop physical understanding. Prerequisite(s): PHYS 220 ; Corequisite(s): PHYS 221L. Offered spring semester.
  
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    PHYS 342 - Electronics

    (3)
    Fundamental electronics, circuits, devices, and instrumentation including laboratory experience. Prerequisite(s): PHYS 221 , MATH 231 .
  
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    PHYS 396 - Computational Physics

    (3)
    This course is designed to introduce some of the computational methods used in physics. Students will work in groups and are expected to use prior knowledge from calculus, general physics, and computational science to develop appropriate strategies for solving problems. Use of a combination of different methodologies (algebraic, numerical, graphical/visual) is expected. (Same course offered as CSAC 396 .) Prerequisite(s):  .
  
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    PHYS 433 - Modern Physics

    (3)
    A survey of the theories of relativity, quantum mechanics (wave particle duality, harmonic oscillator, spin), atomic (Bohr model, spectroscopy), nuclear (models, transmutation), and solid state (semiconductors) physics. Prerequisite(s): PHYS 221 . Offered fall semester in even years.
  
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    PHYS 438 - Electromagnetic Theory

    (3)
    Electrostatics, magnetostatics and electrodynamics culminating in Maxwell’s equations. Vector calculus is used throughout the course. Prerequisite(s): PHYS 221  MATH 330 ;
 

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