Nov 19, 2019  
2012-2013 General Catalog 
    
2012-2013 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG–FOR INFORMATION ONLY]

Course Descriptions


 

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Other Courses

  
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    FREN/GERM/SPAN/LANG 3030 - Introduction to the Study of Language

    3 credits

    This course is an introduction to the major features of human language.  Topics include speech production, the structure of words and sentences, language change, and first and second language acquisition. Example from a variety of languages will illustrate the commonalities and diversity to be found among the world’s languages. This course is taught in English. (Fall)

    General Education Course: No.

Accounting

  
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    ACCT 2000 - Survey of Accounting

    3 credits

    An overview of financial and managerial accounting principles for non-business majors wanting a Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management. (Summer, As Needed)

    General Education Course: No.
  
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    ACCT 2010 - Accounting Principles

    3 credits

    This course provides a thorough study of basic accounting principles. The accounting cycle is introduced using an appropriate mix of conceptual and procedural problems. A real-world problem using computer applications is also covered. This is a basic course, which aids in building a foundation for financial analysis and decision-making. (Fall, Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    ACCT 2020 - Managerial Accounting

    3 credits

    A study of the accumulation and flow of managerial accounting information and its impact on decisions within a business entity. Emphasizes cost behavior, cost-volume profit analysis, and management’s use of quantitative tools for planning and control. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: ACCT 2010 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ACCT 3010 - Financial Accounting I

    3 credits

    Comprehensive core of accounting knowledge essential to the student entering one of the several areas of the accounting profession. Study of generally accepted accounting principles, the conceptual framework, and financial accounting reporting requirements. Includes in-depth conceptual analysis of the various financial statement elements. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: ACCT 2010 , acceptance into advanced standing or approved minor in department.
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ACCT 3020 - Financial Accounting II

    3 credits

    Continuation of ACCT 3010 . (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: Advanced standing and declared School of Business major, accounting minor
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ACCT 3100 - Accounting Information Systems

    3 credits

    Students learn about business transaction cycles, how to design an AIS, e-business, internal control objectives and procedures, industry IC and IT governance frameworks, and database fundamentals.

    Prerequisite: Advanced standing and declared School of Business major, accounting minor
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ACCT 3200 - Tax I

    3 credits

    A study of current federal income tax laws and preparation of individual income tax rules. Emphasis is on analyzing and interpreting tax rules; developing the ability to research tax rules. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: Advanced standing and declared School of Business major, accounting minor
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ACCT 3300 - Cost

    3 credits

    Analysis of costs in a business organization. Includes cost development in both service and manufacturing situations. Areas discussed include: job order costing, process costing, standard costing and variance analysis. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: ACCT 2020 , acceptance into advanced standing or approved minor in the department.
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ACCT 3350 - Business Law I

    3 credits

    A study of our legal system including the Constitution, administrative law, torts, crimes, labor law, antitrust, consumer protection, environmental law, international securities, contracts, UCC Art. 2, property, bailments, business organizations, agency, intellectual property, and social responsibility. (Fall, Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    ACCT 3400 - Auditing I

    3 credits

    This is the first of three semester 3-credit hour courses dealing with auditing: Auditing I, Auditing II, and Forensic Accounting. The latter two courses are graduate level courses. This course will study auditing standards, internal accounting control systems, compliance and substantive audit procedures applied to accounts and transaction cycles, and audit reports. Review of the auditing concepts of materiality and risk, types of evidence and documentation, and an introduction to the ethical and legal responsibilities of the Certified Public Accountant. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: Advanced standing and declared School of Business major, accounting minor.
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ACCT 4030 - Advanced Accounting

    3 credits

    Advanced accounting topics, including business combinations, foreign currency translation, partnership accounting, SEC accounting. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: Advanced Standing and declared School of Business major, accounting minor.
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ACCT 4200 - Tax Research & Advanced Topics

    3 credits

    This text and case-based course hones the students computerized tax research skills dealing with a wide variety of income tax issues. Areas of additional learning cover the rules and ethics of tax practice, the historical development of tax law, tax research methodology, and understanding the significance of constitutional/legislative, administrative, and judicial tax law. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: Advanced standing and declared School of Business major, accounting minor.
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ACCT 4890 - Internship

    1 to 3 credits

    (P/F) (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: Advanced standing and declared School of Business major, accounting minor
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ACCT 4900 - Special Topics

    1 to 3 credits

    (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: Advanced standing and declared School of Business major, accounting minor
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ACCT 4950 - Professionalism in Accounting

    0.5 credits

    Accounting majors are encouraged to take this course their junior, senior, and graduate fall and spring semesters. The course will focus on specific accounting topics that will better prepare the accounting major for entrance into the accounting profession. Each semester, the course will focus on one of the following topics: accounting ethics, SEC and SOX, accounting writing and oral presentation skills, accounting work paper preparation skills, higher-level general ledger analysis skills, or other topics deemed appropriate under the circumstances. Accompanying these academic subjects, the student will be required to attend professional guest speaker events and other professional development activities associated with the Professional Accountancy Club. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: Advanced standing and declared School of Business major, accounting minor
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ACCT 6000 - Foundations of Accounting

    3 credits

    This course provides an accelerated overview of both the theories and methods of accounting in support of the common body of knowledge core required for all MBA students not having previous business coursework. (As needed)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    ACCT 6100 - Advanced Management Accounting

    3 credits

    This course reviews the development and use of management accounting information systems in planning and control activities. Using case studies of actual companies, its focus is on new management accounting practices adopted by the innovative companies around the world. (Fall)

    Prerequisite: Acceptance into MBA program.
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ACCT 6210 - Corporate Tax I

    3 credits

    The study of current federal income tax laws as they apply to corporations. (Spring)

    Prerequisite: Acceptance into the MAcc or MBA program.
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ACCT 6230 - Tax Procedure

    3 credits

    The study of current federal code, regulations and other pronouncements regarding tax procedure. (Summer)

    Prerequisite: Acceptance into the MAcc program
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ACCT 6240 - Estate and Gift Taxes

    3 credits

    Taxation of Estates and Gifts. (Fall)

    Prerequisite: Acceptance into MACC program.
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ACCT 6260 - Taxes for Pass Through Entities

    3 credits

    A study of taxation for partnerships. The course will include choice of entity considerations. (Spring)

    Prerequisite: Acceptance into the MACC program.
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ACCT 6270 - Tax Seminar

    3 credits

    A study of current tax law with emphasis on tax matters commonly dealt with in a broad based practice. This course is designed to improve tax competence of students intending to be licensed to render professional accounting services. (Spring)

    Prerequisite: Acceptance into the MAcc Program
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ACCT 6290 - Property Transactions

    3 credits

    Property transactions cut across individual, partnership, and corporation taxation. Understanding property transactions is critical for both tax planning and tax compliance. The student will be taught, in depth, about property basis, gain calculation, gain classification, and how to properly report property transactions on various tax forms. The student will research various complicated property tax cases and appropriately report research findings in written form. (Spring)

    Prerequisite: Acceptance into MAcc program.
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ACCT 6320 - Advanced Cost Accounting

    3 credits

    Topics include balanced scorecard, cost allocation, profitability analysis, process costing, quality, theory of constraints, capital budgeting, transfer pricing, and performance measurement. (Spring)

    Prerequisite: Acceptance into the MAcc or MBA program.
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ACCT 6360 - Business Law II

    3 credits

    To enhance their knowledge of business law, students will study negotiable instruments; secure transactions; debtor-creditor rights and duties; bankruptcy; agency; employment law; insurance law; wills, trusts and estates; organizational structures such as sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability companies, corporations, and franchises; federal securities laws; and accountant’s legal liability. (Fall)

    Prerequisite: Admission to MAcc or MBA Programs
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ACCT 6400 - Auditing II

    3 credits

    The student will learn about audit processes to the sales and collection, payment, payroll, inventory, and acquisition and payment cycles. Also, Audit sampling and working paper preparation. (Fall)

    Prerequisite: Acceptance into the MAcc program.
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ACCT 6450 - Forensic Accounting

    3 credits

    Fraud examination is a course about the growing science of forensic accounting. The accounting graduate is introduced to the Certified Fraud Examiner’s Code of Ethics and information about the forensic accounting industry. The graduate will become knowledgeable about fraud theory, the variety of fraud schemes perpetuated in business enterprises, and how to detect and prevent such fraud. The graduate will become more proficient at diagnostic measures used to identify the possibility of fraud being perpetuated in business entities. (Summer)

    Prerequisite: Acceptance into MAcc program
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ACCT 6600 - Practice & Theory Seminar

    3 credits

    Special accounting problems related to accounting practice and theory, with emphasis on conceptual analysis and historical development of generally accepted accounting principles. Readings cover current theory as well as current accounting issues. Problems requiring in-depth research into pronouncements issued by FASB and predecessor standing-setting bodies are used. (Spring)

    Prerequisite: Acceptance into MAcc program.
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ACCT 6650 - Accounting Ethics Seminar

    3 credits

    This seminar is designed to help students develop the strength of their own characters by receiving ethics education in moral sensitivity, judgment, and motivation. Ethics philosophies, professional codes of conduct, and strategies for ensuring ethical behavior in the workplace are discussed using case studies of ethics scandals and moral exemplars. The course fee of $22.00 is used to support the computer labs and mediated classrooms in the Business Building. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

    Prerequisite: Admitted to MAcc or MBA program
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ACCT 6700 - Graduate Reading

    1 to 4 credits

    (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: Permission of Chair, Department of Accounting
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ACCT 6890 - Accounting Internship Program

    1 to 3 credits

    Experience in accounting functions within industry and government as well as public accounting firms. Prior approval of the instructor required. A maximum of three credit hours will be granted. (P/F) (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: Acceptance into the MAcc program. 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ACCT 6900 - Special Topics

    1 to 3 credits

    Special Topics in accounting. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: Acceptance into the MAcc program. 
    General Education Course: No

Agricultural Science

  
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    AGSC 1010 - Agriculture and Society

    3 credits

    This course is designed to increase the student’s awareness of the significant role agriculture plays in today’s society, covering areas of science, economics, politics, culture and history. Agriculture topics are used to teach critical thinking skills and other problem-solution methodologies. Will satisfy the general education Life Science requirement. (Spring)

    General Education Course: Life Science Knowledge Area
  
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    AGSC 1100 - Principles of Animal Science

    3 credits

    A survey of scientific principles applied to the production of agricultural animals and the products they yield. The course is a series of instructional modules covering domestic animal products and bio-economics, health and behavior, genetics, reproduction and feeding and nutrition. Will satisfy general education–life science requirement. (Fall)

    General Education Course: Life Science Knowledge Area
  
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    AGSC 1110 - Crop Production

    3 credits

    A general course involving the principles and practices used in the production of agronomic crops. Will cover small grains, corn, legumes and root crops. (Spring)

    Co-Requisite: AGSC 1115 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    AGSC 1115 - Crop Production Lab

    1 credits

    Application and hands-on experience of concepts covered in the lecture. (Spring)

    Co-Requisite: AGSC 1110 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    AGSC 1750 - Horsemanship I

    1 credits

    A basic lab course in the riding and handling of horses. An understanding of horse behavior and safe conduct around horses are central to the course. Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of riding, handling and grooming, as well as becoming familiar with the parts of the horse, common tack and grooming equipment. Horse boarding available. Limited enrollment. One 1 and 1/2 hour session required per week. May be repeated for credit. (Fall, Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    AGSC 1950 - Agricultural Enterprise Practicum - Production

    1 to 4 credits

    Practicum credit is given for a supervised, structured work experience related to farming or ranching, agribusiness, veterinary or agricultural science situations. The experience may be provided at the SUU Farm or another approved work site. The student must confer with an advisor and complete a minimum of 3 hours work per week for each credit of practicum. Four credits are required for the Certificate in Livestock Farm Management and an additional four credits are required for an AAS degree (see AGSC 2950 ). (Fall, Spring, Summer)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    AGSC 1990 - Agriculture Leadership

    1 credits

    Provides students an opportunity to gain an understanding of the value of leadership in the field of agriculture. Students develop and demonstrate leadership abilities, interpersonal skills and a sense of service. May be taken three times for credit. (P/F) (Fall, Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    AGSC 2600 - Swine Production Practices

    2 credits

    Students develop hands-on skills and learn the theoretical basis for the various techniques related to the selection, production, care and handling of swine. (Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    AGSC 2630 - Horse Production Practices

    2 credits

    Students will gain exposure to various techniques and practices related to the selection, feeding, handling, and management of horses. Practices related to care of using and breeding horses will be emphasized. One 3-hour lab session required per week. Field trips are required. (Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    AGSC 2640 - Livestock Production Practices I

    2 credits

    Students develop hands-on skills and learn the theoretical basis for the various Fall season practices related to the selection, production, care and handling of commercial and purebred beef cattle and sheep. Taught at the Beef Center and the Sheep Center at the SUU Valley Farm. Field trip required. (Fall even years)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    AGSC 2650 - Livestock Production Practices II

    2 credits

    Students develop hands-on skills and learn the theoretical basis for the various Spring season practices related to the selection, production, care and handling of commercial and purebred beef cattle and sheep. Taught at the Beef Center and the Sheep Center at the SUU Valley Farm. Field trip required. (Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    AGSC 2760 - Horsemanship II

    2 credits

    An intermediate-level lab course designed to increase students horsemanship abilities. Emphasis on developing good riding practices and a foundation for advanced training. Limited enrollment. Horse boarding available at university farm. Two 1 hour sessions required per week. May be repeated twice for credit. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: AGSC 1750 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    AGSC 2820 - Artificial Insemination for Cattle

    2 credits

    A training course in the reproductive management and artificial insemination of cattle. The course follows the National Association of Animal Breeders recommendations for herdsman- inseminator training. Limited enrollment. Taught as an intensive short course on a demand basis. (Spring)

    Prerequisite: AGSC 1100  and instructor permission.
    General Education Course: No
  
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    AGSC 2890 - Agricultural Internship

    1 to 4 credits

    Designed to provide an exploratory on-the-job training experience in an agriculture-related enterprise. Training site must be pre-approved at the agriculture program faculty level. Requires 3 hours work per week per hour credit. (P/F). (Fall, Spring, Summer)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    AGSC 2950 - Equine Practicum

    1-4 credits

    Credit for supervised, structured work experience closely associated to the equine field. Students must confer with advisor and complete a minimum of 3 hours per week per credit. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

    Prerequisite: Instructor Permission
    General Education Course: No
  
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    AGSC 3020 - Agribusiness Management

    3 credits

    Principles and practices of successful farm, ranch and agribusiness management. Budgeting and decision making based on economic principles will be central to the course. Students will be required to develop and submit an agricultural enterprise plan. (Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    AGSC 3030 - Forage Crops

    3 credits

    This course covers the principles of forage production, harvesting, storage, marketing and utilization. In-depth study of alfalfa with general coverage of other legumes and grasses used as forage. (Fall odd years)

    Prerequisite: AGSC 1110  and AGSC 1115 
    Co-Requisite: AGSC 3035 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    AGSC 3035 - Forages Lab

    1 credits

    Application and hands-on experience of concepts covered in the lecture. (Fall odd years)

    Co-Requisite: AGSC 3030 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    AGSC 3100 - Beef Cattle Management

    3 credits

    A course in the application of scientific principles to the economic management of the beef cattle enterprise. The course includes application of modern methods of management of nutrition, breeding, reproduction, and decision making to the profitability of the beef cattle business. Recommended: AGSC 3400  and AGSC 3500 . Previous or concurrent enrollment in AGSC 2640  is advised. (Fall)

    Prerequisite: AGSC 1100 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    AGSC 3150 - Animal Breeding

    3 credits

    Application of the science of genetics to the improvement of livestock and horses. This course will focus on breeding systems, selection methods, predicted outcomes and evaluation of the results of various breeding plans affecting the important traits in livestock and horses. Recommended: BIOL 3060  and BIOL 3065 . (Fall)

    Prerequisite: AGSC 1100  and MATH 1030  or higher or the equivalent
    General Education Course: No
  
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    AGSC 3200 - Swine Management

    3 credits

    Systems of production and management with emphasis on modern methods which are suited to western conditions. Incremental enterprises as well as farrow-to-finish production will be discussed. Recommended: Concurrent or previous enrollment in AGSC 2600  . (Fall)

    Prerequisite: AGSC 1100 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    AGSC 3230 - Pests & Pest Management

    3 credits

    A survey of pests of economic importance. Weed, insect and disease identification and life cycles with concentration of methods of control. (Spring)

    Co-Requisite: AGSC 3235 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    AGSC 3235 - Pests Lab

    1 credits

    (Spring)

    Co-Requisite: AGSC 3230 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    AGSC 3250 - Sheep Management

    3 credits

    An accelerated course in the application of scientific principles to the economic management of the sheep enterprise. The course will include application of modern methods of nutrition, breeding, reproduction and decision making to the profitability of the purebred and commercial lamb and wool business. Recommended:   and AGSC 3500 . Previous or concurrent enrollment in AGSC 2640  is advised. (Spring Even Years)

    Prerequisite: AGSC 1100 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    AGSC 3350 - Horse Science & Industry

    3 credits

    A comprehensive study of horses and the economic importance of the horse industry. The biological bases for conformation and faults, reproduction, nutrition, behavior and genetics will be examined. (Fall)

    Prerequisite: AGSC 1100 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    AGSC 3400 - Feeding and Nutrition of Horses & Livestock

    3 credits

    An applied feeding and nutrition course emphasizing the functional digestive anatomy of horses and farm animals. Emphasis will be placed on nutritional value of feedstuffs, requirements of horses and various classes of livestock, ration balancing, and ration formulation. (Spring)

    Prerequisite: AGSC 1100 
    Co-Requisite: AGSC 3405 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    AGSC 3405 - Feeding and Nutrition of Horses & Livestock Lab

    1 credits

    (Spring)

    Co-Requisite: AGSC 3400 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    AGSC 3500 - Animal Reproduction

    3 credits

    Macro and micro functional anatomy of reproduction in livestock and horses. Includes theories and applied methodologies for increasing the reproductive efficiency of the animals upon which the course will focus. (Spring)

    Prerequisite: AGSC 1100 
    Co-Requisite: AGSC 3505 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    AGSC 3505 - Animal Reproduction Lab

    1 credits

    A group research project is required. (Spring)

    Co-Requisite: AGSC 3500 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    AGSC 3560 - Soils

    3 credits

    A general study of soil formation, chemical and physical properties, soil water, soil biology, classification and taxonomy, fertility and soil conservation. (Fall)

    Prerequisite: College chemistry or the equivalent.
    Co-Requisite: AGSC 3565 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    AGSC 3565 - Soils Lab

    1 credits

    (Fall)

    Co-Requisite: AGSC 3560 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    AGSC 3600 - Directed Studies in Agriculture

    3 credits

    Discussions and projects dealing with contemporary issues and challenges, science, technology, or economics related to agriculture. Students may apply for and receive Directed Studies credit by submitting a proposal or being assigned a project, searching the literature, carrying out the project, and reporting the results at a seminar. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

    Prerequisite: Advanced standing in an agriculture component program and sufficient reference courses related to the project as determined by a faculty advisor.
    General Education Course: No
  
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    AGSC 3700 - Principles of Irrigated Soils

    3 credits

    Study of irrigation history, irrigation methods, watersheds, irrigation equipment and structures, soil moisture determinations, irrigation scheduling, water rights and water law. Will cover the design of residential and commercial turf as well as large scale agriculture systems. (Fall even years)

    Co-Requisite: AGSC 3705 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    AGSC 3705 - Irrigated Soils Lab

    1 credits

    (Fall even years)

    Co-Requisite: AGSC 3700 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    AGSC 3760 - Advanced Horsemanship

    2 credits

    Advanced riding lab course focusing on equine behavior & learning. Development of sound riding & training practices will be stressed. Two 1 ½ hour sessions required/week. May be repeated for credit, up to 4 credits. (Fall)

    Prerequisite: AGSC 2760  and instructor permission
    General Education Course: No
  
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    AGSC 4850 - Undergraduate Research

    1 to 5 credits

    General Education Course: No
  
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    AGSC 4890 - Agriculture Internship

    1 to 4 credits

    Designed to provide specific on-the-job training which requires an understanding of agricultural sciences and industry expected of students who have taken upper division course work and /or who have advanced standing in an agricultural program. Requires 3 hours work per week per hour credit. Internship site must be pre-approved at the agriculture program faculty level. (P/F) (Fall, Spring, Summer)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    AGSC 4920 - Workshop in Agriculture

    1 to 3 credits

    Designed to give credit for intensive agricultural learning situations outside of the traditional class and lab. Students may receive workshop credit for activities such as seminars, short courses, in-service training, and travel study. Workshop credit must be arranged by an agriculture program faculty member and receive approval at the departmental, as well as the college level. (P/F). (Fall, Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    AGSC 4990 - Agricultural Seminar

    1 credits

    Capstone course takes broad overview of agriculture as a profession and employment opportunities based on current trends. May take two times for credit. (P/F) (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: AGSC 1990 
    General Education Course: No

Anthropology

  
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    ANTH 1010 - Cultural Anthropology

    3 credits

    Anthropology is concerned with the documentation and interpretation of diverse social and cultural settings. The course will introduce students to the key concepts of cultural anthropology through the discussion and analysis of fieldwork studies from around the world. (Fall, Spring)

    General Education Course: Social and Behavioral Sciences Knowledge Area
  
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    ANTH 1020 - Biological Anthropology

    3 credits

    This course explores basic evolutionary theory and human genetics from an anthropological perspective. It traces human evolution through time, compares humans to their closest living relatives, non-human primates, and examines the significance of modern human biological variations and adaptations. (Annually)

    General Education Course: Social and Behavioral Sciences Knowledge Area
  
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    ANTH 2030 - Introduction to Archaeology

    3 credits

    This course introduces the theories and methods of archaeology, a social, historical, and natural science. The focus of the course is on anthropological archaeology. (Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    ANTH 3001 - Native American Cultures

    3 credits

    Employing an anthropological perspective this course examines the indigenous cultures of the Americas. The course addresses pre-contact culture history, colonialism, and contemporary struggles for political sovereignty and cultural preservation. (Fall)

    Prerequisite: Must have sophomore standing or higher
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ANTH 3010 - Language, Thought, & Culture

    3 credits

    This course surveys anthropological approaches to the study of language, emphasizing the relationship between language and world-view, and the social uses of speech. (Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    ANTH 3160 - Anthropology & Sociology of Religion

    3 credits

    This course examines religion as a key societal institution and cultural practice. Ethnographic studies illustrate classical and contemporary theories on the meaning, function, and interpretation of religious experience. The intersection of religion with ethnicity, class, gender, and politics is explored. (Annually)  This course is cross-listed as SOC 3850 .

    Prerequisite: SOC 1010  or ANTH 1010  recommended
    General Education Course: No.
  
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    ANTH 3200 - Food and Culture

    3 credits

    This course addresses the relationship between food and culture. It examines food taboos and rituals, food and identity, health and nutrition, alcohol and drug use, feasting and fasting, hunger and obesity, and the global politics of food production and consumption. (Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    ANTH 4700 - Special Topics in Anthropology

    1 to 3 credits

    Occasionally Anthropology faculty will offer courses on a special area of interest or a particularly timely topic under this course number. The class schedule and handouts in the department will provide further information on each Special Topic course. (As needed)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    ANTH 4960 - Archaeological Field Methods

    6 credits

    This course introduces students to archaeological excavation, survey, and laboratory techniques through work at an actual archaeological site. In addition to practical hands-on training, there will be occasional field-trips and lectures on regional prehistory, history, geomorphology, and ecology. (Annually)

    Prerequisite: ANTH 2030  or equivalent, strongly recommended. Instructor’s permission required to register.
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ANTH 4999 - Senior Capstone

    3 credits

    After selecting a faculty advisor, students have two options: 1) a practicum involving internship, service learning, and/or civic engagement experience(s) with cultural research and cultural problem analysis; or 2) a research project in which one defines a topic, conducts research, and prepares findings. Restricted to Senior Anthropology majors. (As needed)

    Prerequisite: ANTH 3990
    General Education Course: No.

Art

  
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    ART 1010 - Intro Visual Arts

    3 credits

    An art orientation. A study of the principles and ideas underlying visual art expressions and a survey of major periods, styles, and artists. Illustrated lectures. (Fall, Spring)

    General Education Course: Fine Arts Knowledge Area
  
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    ART 1050 - Intro to Photography

    3 credits

    The study of art, design, and communication principles as applied and practiced in photography, a dominant visual medium in society. Presents and practices the basic process of black and white photography and visual component elements and applications as applied to color photography and digital imaging. Film or digital camera with adjustable shutter and aperture is required. Regular attendance at a lab is also required. (Fall, Spring)

    General Education Course: Fine Arts Knowledge Area
  
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    ART 1110 - Drawing I

    3 credits

    A studio class which explores the elements and compositional principles of visual art through drawing. Assignments are designed to encourage creative solutions, develop drawing skills, and apply the basics of linear representation, shading, perspective, shape (negative and positive) and textural depiction. (Fall, Spring)

    General Education Course: Fine Arts Knowledge Area
  
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    ART 1120 - Two-Dimensional Design

    3 credits

    A study of design fundamentals with an application in two-dimensional media. Presents the basic design principles and elements employed in all visual expression. (Fall, Spring)

    General Education Course: Fine Arts Knowledge Area
  
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    ART 1130 - 3-D Design

    3 credits

    A foundation design course in which the basic principles and vocabulary of visual organization in three dimensions are explored through a series of studio problems, i.e.., sculptural and spatial problems. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: ART 1110  and ART 1120 .
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ART 1610 - Ceramics I

    3 credits

    Explore creative solutions and aesthetic ways of working using clay as a medium in a series of studio projects designed to acquaint the student with basic hand-building, throwing, trimming and glazing techniques. Particular attention is paid to the essential skills of creative problem solving and expression, creative thinking, and spatial reasoning. May be repeated three times. (Fall, Spring)

    General Education Course: Fine Arts Knowledge Area
  
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    ART 2110 - Drawing II

    3 credits

    A continuation of approaches and techniques in drawing. Emphasis will be placed on design, composition, subject, content, experimental, and color drawing. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: ART 1110 .
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ART 2210 - Digital Imaging

    3 credits

    Introductory course in the study and uses of the computer as a visual arts tool. Training will be given in selected current software directed toward the production of art and graphic design projects. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: ART 1120 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ART 2410 - Painting I

    3 credits

    Introduction of painting material and techniques as well as a brief history of painting with the focus on the theory and process of color mixing and color matching. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: ART 1110 , ART 1120 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ART 2500 - Intermediate Photography

    3 credits

    This course addresses issues associated with becoming a photographer through the exploration of eye-training exercises, plastic cameras, film development, and discussions about assigned readings. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: ART 1050 , ART 1120 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ART 3000 - Art Insights

    0.5 credits

    Students meet once weekly for seminars featuring professionals in visual art; artists, curators, educators, critics and art administrators. Through lectures, discussions, demonstrations, critiques and hands on experience, students will be introduced to current issues and the practical realities facing professionals in the visual arts. Art majors must repeat this class eight times (transfer students must enroll every semester) for a total of 4 credit hours. (P/F) (Fall, Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    ART 3080 - Gallery & Museum Practices

    3 credits

    Fundamental concepts of gallery and museum practices including in-depth study of the nature of objects, interpretation of objects and administration responsibilities. (Fall)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    ART 3110 - Life Drawing & Anatomy

    3 credits

    A study of the bones and subcutaneous muscle structure of the human body with an emphasis on the needs of the artists. Objective and interpretive drawing. May be repeated four times. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: ART 1120  and ART 2110 .
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ART 3210 - Typography I

    3 credits

    A course designed to provide an overview of the rich history of typography and visual writing systems, from Gutenberg to the present day; intensive training in the use of type in graphic design projects. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: ART 1120  and ART 2210 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ART 3230 - Graphic Design I

    3 credits

    A course designed to introduce students to the practice of graphic design. Visual problem-solving is explored, from poster design, logo design, book cover design, to the concepting and design of advertisements, among other projects. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: ART 1120  and ART 2210  (can be taken as a co-requisite)
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ART 3240 - Typography II

    3 credits

    This course builds on the basics addressed in Typography and Layout. Students will gain further understanding of typographic principles through exploration and refinement of their skills to solve complex communication problems in a variety of media. May be repeated once for credit. (Spring)

    Prerequisite: ART 3210 , ART 3230 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ART 3250 - Web Design I

    3 credits

    An introduction to the design of web sites in both functionality and visual appeal. Training will be given in selected current software directed toward web-based, interactive design projects. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: ART 2210  & CSIS 2000 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ART 3260 - Publication Design

    3 credits

    Publication Design explores the structure of magazines, newspapers, books, annual reports, and other multi-page graphic design projects. This course will examine page layout, typography, pacing, sequencing, the hierarchy of information, and the visual/verbal relationships between text and images on the printed pages. Final printing and production issues will be addressed. May be repeated once. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: ART 1120  and ART 2210 
    General Education Course: No
 

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