Oct 03, 2022  
2013-2014 General Catalog 
    
2013-2014 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG–FOR INFORMATION ONLY]

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Physical Education

  
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    PE 6933 - Thesis: Master of Science in Sport Conditioning and Sport Performance

    1 to 3 credits

    Student develops and defends a Master’s of Sport Condition/Performance thesis (3 credit hours initial semester). MSSCP Candidates must be continuously enrolled in at least 1 credit hour of PE 6933 until their Thesis is completed. (P/F) (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: PE 6080  and approval of Graduate Advisor
    General Education Course: No

Physical Science

  
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    PSCI 3000 - Physical Science for Elementary & Middle School

    2 credits

    A course designed for prospective teachers of elementary and middle school with the concepts, source materials, methods, and activities available when presenting units of in the physical sciences. Required of all prospective teachers of elementary and middle school who elect that area of emphasis in physical sciences. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall)

    Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C (2.0 or above) in GEO 1110  or equivalent, CHEM 1110  or equivalent, and PHYS 1010  and PHYS 1040 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PSCI 3800 - Dental Practicum

    1 credits

    Provides a supervised experience for dental school preparation. The course provides lectures covering relevant professional/clinical information and issues. Laboratory experiences, on-campus and off-campus, provide students hands-on experience with impressions/models, radiology and diagnostics. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Spring)

    Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C (2.0 or above) in CHEM 1220 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PSCI 4840 - Cooperative Education

    1 to 6 credits

    A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (P/F)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    PSCI 4900 - Teaching Science in Secondary Schools

    2 credits

    Required of all prospective secondary physical science teachers. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    PSCI 4980 - Student Teaching in Physical Science

    2 credits

    A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course.  (P/F)

    General Education Course: No

Physics

  
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    PHYS 1010 - Elementary Physics

    3 credits

    A conceptual, non-mathematical introduction to physics. Topics in mechanics include motion, Newton’s laws of motion, momentum, energy, rotational motion, and gravity. MATH 1010  or equivalent is advised. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (As needed)

    Co-Requisite: PHYS 1015 
    General Education Course: Physical Science Knowledge Area
  
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    PHYS 1015 - Elementary Physics Lab

    1 credits

    Lab to supplement PHYS 1010 . A hands-on approach to selected topics covered in the lecture class, using a minimum of mathematics. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (As needed)

    Co-Requisite: PHYS 1010 
    General Education Course: Physical Science Knowledge Area
  
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    PHYS 1040 - Elementary Astronomy

    3 credits

    A conceptual study of basic astronomy including the night sky as observed from the earth, apparent and real motions of celestial objects, a short history of the development of theories and tools used in astronomy, the wave and particle theories of light and their application, an overview of the solar system including planets, comets, asteroids, and meteors, and a non-mathematical approach to the nature of stars, stellar evolution, and cosmology. Designed for non-science majors and those seeking a science endorsement for teaching Earth Science in secondary schools. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall, Spring)

    Co-Requisite: PHYS 1045 
    General Education Course: Physical Science Knowledge Area
  
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    PHYS 1045 - Elementary Astronomy Lab

    1 credits

    A lab accompanying PHYS 1040 . Identification of the constellations of the night sky, co- ordinates systems used in the sky, skills in observation and telescope operation, theoretical experiments will all be part of this hands on lab. Labs will be held at the University Observatory 5 miles west of the campus unless otherwise specified. MATH 1010  or equivalent is advised. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall, Spring)

    Co-Requisite: PHYS 1040 
    General Education Course: Physical Science Knowledge Area
  
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    PHYS 2010 - College Physics I

    4 credits

    A trigonometric and algebra based introductory course in physics. Topics in mechanics including vectors, motion in one and two dimensions, Newton’s laws of motion, work and energy, momentum and collisions, circular motion and rotational dynamics will be studied. Additional topics include solids and fluids, and selected topics in thermodynamics. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall)

    Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C (2.0 or above) in MATH 1060 
    Co-Requisite: PHYS 2015  (PHYS 2030  is highly recommended)
    General Education Course: Physical Science Knowledge Area
  
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    PHYS 2015 - College Physics I Lab

    1 credits

    A lab accompanying PHYS 2010 . Computer data acquisition and hands on experience with the concepts and topics discussed in the lecture. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall)

    Co-Requisite: PHYS 2010 
    General Education Course: Physical Science Knowledge Area
  
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    PHYS 2020 - College Physics II

    4 credits

    A continuation of PHYS 2010 . Topics to be covered will include vibrations and waves, simple harmonic motion, sound, selected topics in electricity, magnetism, light, optics, atomic and nuclear physics. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Spring)

    Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C (2.0 or above) in PHYS 2010 
    Co-Requisite: PHYS 2025  (PHYS 2060  is highly recommended)
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PHYS 2025 - College Physics II Lab

    1 credits

    A lab accompanying PHYS 2020 . Computer data acquisition and hands on experience with the concepts and topics discussed in the lecture. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Spring)

    Co-Requisite: PHYS 2020 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PHYS 2030 - College Physics I Recitation

    1 credits

    A problem solving session to accompany PHYS 2010. Problem solving techniques and approaches using examples will be covered. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (P/F) (Fall)

    Co-Requisite: PHYS 2010  is highly recommended
    General Education Course: Physical Science Knowledge Area
  
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    PHYS 2060 - College Physics II Recitation

    1 credits

    A problem solving session to accompany PHYS 2020 . Problem solving techniques and approaches using examples will be covered. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (P/F) (Spring)

    Co-Requisite: PHYS 2020  is highly recommended
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PHYS 2210 - Physics for Scientists & Engineers I

    4 credits

    A calculus based introductory physics course. Topics in mechanics include vectors, one and two dimensional motion, Newton’s laws of motion, forces, energy, momentum and collisions, circular motion and rotational dynamics. Other topics include solids and fluids and selected topics in thermodynamics. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C (2.0 or above) in MATH 1210 
    Co-Requisite: PHYS 2215 ; MATH 1220  is recommended; PHYS 2230  is highly recommended
    General Education Course: Physical Science Knowledge Area
  
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    PHYS 2215 - Physics for Scientists & Engineers I Lab

    1 credits

    A lab accompanying PHYS 2210 . Computer data acquisition and hands on experience with the concepts and topics discussed in the lecture. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall, Spring)

    Co-Requisite: PHYS 2210 
    General Education Course: Physical Science Knowledge Area
  
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    PHYS 2220 - Physics for Scientists & Engineers II

    4 credits

    A continuation of PHYS 2210 . Topics to be covered will include vibrations and waves, simple harmonic motion, sound, selected topics in electricity, magnetism, light, optics, atomic and nuclear physics. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C (2.0 or above) in PHYS 2210 /PHYS 2215  and MATH 1220 
    Co-Requisite: PHYS 2225 ; PHYS 2260  is highly recommended
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PHYS 2225 - Physics for Scientists & Engineers II Lab

    1 credits

    A lab accompanying PHYS 2220 . Computer data acquisition and hands on experience with the concepts and topics discussed in the lecture. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall, Spring)

    Co-Requisite: PHYS 2220 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PHYS 2230 - Physics for Scientists & Engineers I Recitation

    1 credits

    A problem solving session to accompany PHYS 2210 . Problem solving techniques and approaches using examples will be covered. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (P/F) (Fall, Spring)

    Co-Requisite: PHYS 2210 /PHYS 2215 
    General Education Course: Physical Science Knowledge Area
  
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    PHYS 2260 - Physics for Scientists & Engineers II Recitation

    1 credits

    A problem solving session to accompany PHYS 2220 . Problem solving techniques and approaches using examples will be covered. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (P/F) (Fall, Spring)

    Co-Requisite: PHYS 2220 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PHYS 3310 - Quantum Physics I

    3 credits

    A chronological study of developments in physics since 1900, including the wave properties of particles, black body radiation, particle scattering, atomic models and quantum mechanics. A satisfactory level of enrollment must be achieved. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (As needed)

    Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C (2.0 or above) in PHYS 2210 /PHYS 2215 , and PHYS 2220 /PHYS 2225 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PHYS 3320 - Quantum Physics II

    3 credits

    A continuation of PHYS 3310 . A minimum enrollment must be achieved. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (As needed)

    Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C (2.0 or above) in PHYS 3310 
    General Education Course: No

Pilot Training

  
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    PILT 1010 - Air Transportation

    3 credits

    This course will trace the evolution of the aviation industry from its earliest days through the modern age. Topics addressed include significant aviation events and individuals, aircraft development, deregulation, administrative bodies, organizations and commercial companies that have influenced and/or continue to shape the domestic and international aviation industry. (Fall, Spring)

  
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    PILT 1040 - Aviation Orientation

    1 credits

    This course will orient students to the SUU Professional Pilot Program and career opportunities in the broader aviation industry.  The course will cover, among other topics, financial aid, transfer & articulation, pilot training regulations and procedures, key aviation organization such as the FAA and Air Traffic Control, career opportunities in general, commercial and military aviation. (Fall, Spring)

  
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    PILT 1100 - Private Pilot Ground School

    3 credits

    This course covers the study of aviation fundamentals as required by FAA regulations for students pursuing a Private Pilot certificate. Topics covered include aerodynamics, aircraft components and systems, weather, navigation systems and procedures, communication systems and procedures, human physiology and FAA regulations. There is an FAA Pilot Exam fee. (Fall, Spring)

    Co-Requisite: One of the following: PILT 1140 , PILT 1145 , PILT 1115  or director approval.
  
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    PILT 1115 - RW Private Simulator Lab

    1 credits

    Practical application in a simulation lab to include private pilot flight maneuvers, procedures & regulations associated with takeoff, cruise, traffic pattern operations, approach, emergencies, and cross-country operations. There is a lab fee.  (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: PILT 1100  (may be concurrent)
  
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    PILT 1140 - Solo Pilot FW Lab

    1 credits

    This course develops basic aeronautical skills necessary for the student’s first solo flight. Topics covered include airport operations, communications, aircraft start-up & shutdown, taxi, take-off, landing, various ground reference maneuvers, emergencies, basic instrument flight maneuvers and aeronautical decision making. There is a lab fee. (Fall, Spring)

    Co-Requisite: PILT 1100 
  
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    PILT 1145 - Solo Pilot RW Lab

    1 credits

    This course develops basic aeronautical skills necessary for the student’s first solo flight. Topics covered include airport operations, communications, aircraft start-up & shutdown, hover, taxi, take-off, landing, autorotation, various ground reference maneuvers, emergencies and aeronautical decision making. There is a lab fee.  (Fall, Spring)

    Co-Requisite: PILT 1100 
  
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    PILT 1150 - Private Pilot FW Certification Lab

    2 credits

    This course will develop requisite aeronautical skills, knowledge and proficiency to the standards necessary to take the FAA Private Pilot Practical Exam. In addition to further refining those skill areas addressed in PILT 1140, students will also conduct training in short field, soft field, unimproved airport, night, basic instrument and cross-country operations. There is a lab fee. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: PILT 1140 
  
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    PILT 1155 - Private Pilot RW Certification Lab

    2 credits

    This course will develop requisite aeronautical skills, knowledge and proficiency to the standards necessary to take the FAA Private Pilot Practical Exam. In addition to further refining those skill areas addressed in PILT 1145, students will also conduct training in night and cross-country flight operations. There is a lab fee.  (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: PILT 1145 
  
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    PILT 1250 - Instrument Ground School

    3 credits

    This course covers the study of instrument flight fundamentals as required by FAA regulations for students pursuing an Instrument rating. Topics covered include flight instruments, attitude instrument flying, navigation systems, air traffic control procedures, FAA regulations, weather, instrument flight emergencies and terminal and en-route procedures. There is a FAA Instrument Exam fee. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: PILT 1150  or PILT 1155 
    Co-Requisite: PILT 1265  or director approval
  
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    PILT 1265 - Instrument Simulator RW Lab

    1 credits

    Practical application in a simulation lab to include the information for instrument flight procedures and regulations for departure, en route, approach & landing. There is a lab fee. (Fall, Spring)

    Co-Requisite:  PILT 1250 
  
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    PILT 1300 - FW Instrument Certification Lab

    2 credits

    This course will develop requisite aeronautical skills, knowledge and proficiency to the standards necessary to take the FAA Instrument Practical Exam. Topics covered include radio navigation flight planning, departure, en-route, approach and emergency procedures. There is a lab/exam fee. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: PILT 1250 (May be concurrent)
  
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    PILT 1305 - RW Reciprocating Transition Lab

    1 credits

    Prepare the student to safely operate the designated reciprocating engine helicopter in a Visual Flight Rules [VFR] environment. Specific topics addressed include normal and emergency procedures, aircraft systems and aircraft. There is a lab/testing fee. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: PILT 1155 
  
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    PILT 1315 - RW Instrument Certification Lab

    2 credits

    This course will develop requisite aeronautical skills, knowledge and proficiency to the standards necessary to take the FAA Instrument Practical Exam. Topics covered include radio navigation flight planning, departure, en-route, approach and emergency procedures. There is a lab/testing fee. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: PILT 1250  (can be concurrent)
  
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    PILT 1420 - Aircraft Systems

    3 credits

    This course provides a study of the design, construction and theory of operation of  basic systems common to fixed-wing and rotary-wing  aircraft. Topics covered Include power plant, flight control, fuel, hydraulic, lubrication, airframe, landing gear, instrumentation and electrical systems. (Fall, Spring)

  
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    PILT 2050 - Aviation Meteorology

    3 credits

    A study of atmospheric conditions and their related effects on aeronautical operations. Topics covered include basic meteorological principles/physics, atmospheric properties, weather developmental patterns and associated aviation hazards including thunderstorms, wind shear, turbulence, icing and low visibility, weather observation and forecasting resources, understanding weather information. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: PILT 1100 
  
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    PILT 2100 - Commercial Ground School

    3 credits

    A study of commercial flight fundamentals as required by FAA regulations for students pursuing a Commercial Pilot certificate. Topics include a review of prior Private and Instrument Ground School material plus aeronautical decision making, FARs and advanced FW single-engine and FW multi-engine aircraft systems, aerodynamics, physiology and commercial maneuvers. There is an FAA testing fee.(Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: PILT 1150  or PILT 1155 ; and  PILT 1250  or director approval.
  
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    PILT 2160 - Aviation Law

    3 credits

    This course will provide aviation students with a basic understanding of law, the legal system, and of how the principles of law may be applied to air transportation. This class would help aviation managers, pilots, technicians, aircraft owners, employers, and others involved in aviation industry build a solid foundation in relation to personal rights and obligations. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: PILT 2470 
  
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    PILT 2200 - FW Cross Country Maneuvers Lab

    2 credits

    This course will further advance previous skills and knowledge necessary to safely operate a single-engine airplane in VFR & IFR environments on day and night cross country flights. Topics covered include airport operations, basic commercial maneuvers, system malfunctions, flight planning, management, instruments, decision-making. There is a lab/testing fee. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: PILT 2100  (may be concurrent), PILT 1300 
  
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    PILT 2205 - RW Cross Country Maneuvers Lab

    2 credits

    This course will further advance previous skills and knowledge necessary to safely operate a helicopter in VFR & IFR environments on day and night cross country flights. Topics covered include airport operations, basic commercial maneuvers, system malfunctions, flight planning, management, instruments, decision-making. There is a lab/testing fee. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: PILT 2100  (may be concurrent), PILT 1315 
  
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    PILT 2220 - FW Private Pilot MEL Lab

    2 credits

    This course is intended to prepare the student for the conduct of courses within the curriculum in a multi-engine aircraft. Specific topics addressed include aircraft performance characteristics, systems, multi-engine maneuvers, cross country, night, basic instrument, engine-out and other emergency operations. There is a lab/testing fee. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite:  PILT 1150  
  
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    PILT 2230 - FW MEL Private Pilot Add-on Lab

    1 credits

    This course is intended to prepare the student for the conduct of courses within the curriculum in a multi-engine aircraft. Specific topics addressed include aircraft performance characteristics , systems,  multi-engine maneuvers, cross country, night, basic instrument, engine-out and other emergency operations. There is a lab/testing fee. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: PILT 1150  or PILT 1155 
  
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    PILT 2240 - FW Commercial Pilot Certification Lab

    2 credits

    This course will develop requisite aeronautical skills, knowledge and proficiency to the standards necessary to take the FAA Commercial Pilot Practical Exam for single-engine airplane. In addition to further refining skill areas addressed in PILT 2200, students will conduct additional training in advanced helicopter commercial maneuvers. There is a lab/testing fee. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: PILT 2200 
  
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    PILT 2245 - RW Commercial Pilot Certification Lab

    2 credits

    This course will develop requisite aeronautical skills, knowledge and proficiency to the standards necessary to take the FAA Commercial Pilot Practical Exam for Helicopter. In addition to further refining skill areas addressed in PILT 2205, students will conduct additional training in advanced helicopter commercial maneuvers. There is a lab/testing fee. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: PILT 2205 
  
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    PILT 2250 - Aerodynamics

    3 credits

    Practical application of the laws of physics in the design and operation of aircraft. Specific topics covered include basic forces of flight, airplane and helicopter principles of operation, weight and balance, stability and control, high speed flight and aircraft design and testing. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: PILT 1420 
  
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    PILT 2260 - FW SEL Commercial Pilot Add-on Lab

    1 credits

    This course will develop requisite aeronautical skills, knowledge and proficiency to the standards necessary to take the FAA Commercial Pilot Airplane Single-Engine Land Practical Add-on Exam. Topics addressed include aircraft performance characteristics , systems,  multi-engine maneuvers, cross country, night, basic instrument, engine-out and other emergencies. There is a lab/testing fee. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: PILT 2240  or PILT 2245 
  
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    PILT 2300 - FW Certified Flight Instructor Lab

    1 credits

    Students will learn how to develop and execute a lesson plan, perform and instruct all maneuvers required of a Private and Commercial Pilot from the right seat in both a complex and non-complex aircraft, identify and correct common student errors, conduct positive transfer of flight controls and employ effective aeronautical decision making and crew resource management. There is a lab/testing fee. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: PILT 2340  (may be concurrent), PILT 2240 
  
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    PILT 2305 - RW Certified Flight Instructor Lab

    1 credits

    Students will learn how to develop and execute a lesson plan, perform and instruct all maneuvers required of a Private and Commercial Pilot from the right seat in both a complex and non-complex aircraft, identify and correct common student errors, conduct positive transfer of flight controls and employ effective aeronautical decision making and crew resource management. There is a lab/testing fee. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: PILT 2340  (may be concurrent), PILT 2245 
  
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    PILT 2310 - Human Factors and Safety

    3 credits

    This course examines pilot performance as a function of physiological, psychological and environmental factors. Specific topics addressed include human physiology, training programs, stress, fatigue, spatial disorientation, visual illusions, cockpit resource management, decision making and cockpit design. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: PILT 1100 
  
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    PILT 2340 - CFI Ground School

    3 credits

    This course covers the study of flight instruction fundamentals as required by FAA regulations for students pursuing a Certified Flight Instructor rating. Topics covered include learning theory and styles, the teaching process, communication, instructional techniques, lesson plans, performance evaluation, aeronautical decision making, flight safety and regulations. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: PILT 2100  or director approval
  
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    PILT 2350 - FW CFI Instrument Certification Lab

    2 credits

    Develop skills, knowledge and proficiency necessary to take the FAA CFI/I Practical Exam for a single engine or multi-engine airplane. Students will learn how to develop and execute a lesson plan, perform and instruct all maneuvers required of an Instrument Rated Pilot from the right seat, identify/correct student errors, employ effective decision making, etc. There is a lab/testing fee.  (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: PILT 1300  and PILT 2300 
  
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    PILT 2355 - RW CFI Instrument Certification Lab

    1 credits

    Develop skills, knowledge and proficiency necessary to take the FAA CFI/I Practical Exam for helicopter. Students will learn how to develop and execute a lesson plan, perform and instruct all maneuvers required of an Instrument Rated Pilot from the right seat, identify/correct student errors, employ effective decision making, etc. There is a lab/testing fee.  (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: PILT 1315  and PILT 2305 
  
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    PILT 2400 - FW Multi-Engine CFI Certification Lab

    1 credits

    Develop skills, knowledge and proficiency necessary to take the FAA CFI Practical Exam for a multi-engine airplane. Students will learn how to develop and execute a lesson plan, perform and instruct all maneuvers required of an Instrument Rated Pilot from the right seat of a complex airplane, identify/correct student errors, employ effective decision making, etc. There is a lab/testing fee. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: PILT 2300 
  
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    PILT 2405 - RW Turbine Transition Lab

    1 credits

    Prepare the student to safely operate the designated turbine engine helicopter in a Visual Flight Rules [VFR] environment. Specific topics addressed include normal and emergency procedures, aircraft systems and aircraft. There is a lab/testing fee.  (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: PILT 1155 
  
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    PILT 2445 - RW Mountain Operations Lab

    1 credits

    Students will learn proper techniques for safe mountain flying operations. This course includes practical application under the direction of an experienced mountain pilot. There is a lab/testing fee. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: PILT 2245 PILT 2050  (may be taken concurrently)
  
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    PILT 2455 - External Load RW Lab

    1 credits

    Students will learn proper techniques for safe procedures in specialized areas of rotorcraft operations. This course includes practical applications with external loads under the direction of an experienced utility pilot.  There is a lab/testing fee. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: PILT 2245 
  
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    PILT 2470 - FAA Regulations

    2 credits

    This course prepares the student for the conduct of flight operations within the FAA regulatory environment by assisting them in the interpretation of Federal Aviation Regulations. Emphasis will be placed on aviation regulatory organizations and application of regulations pertinent to the conduct of basic pilot operations and as well as their review for associated legal implications. (Fall, Spring)

  
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    PILT 2475 - RW Medium Transition Lab

    1 credits

    The student will acquire the knowledge, skill and aeronautical experience necessary for him/her to safely transition into a medium turbine helicopter, and to give an introduction to the utility environment. There is a lab/testing fee. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite:  PILT 2405  and  PILT 2245 

Political Science

  
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    POLS 1100 - American National Government

    3 credits

    Source of democratic ideas and principles of the constitutional system. Cultural, group, party and governmental influences on the process of public policymaking. The administration and impact of public policy. (Fall, Spring, and Summer)

    General Education Course: American Institutions Requirement: Social and Behavioral Sciences Knowledge Area
  
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    POLS 2100 - Introduction to International Relations

    3 credits

    A fundamental introduction to the essential definitions, concepts, theories, authors, institutions and contemporary background for an understanding of current international affairs. (Fall)

    General Education Course: Social and Behavioral Sciences Knowledge Area
  
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    POLS 2200 - Introduction to Comparative Politics

    3 credits

    Comparison of traditional, emerging, and modernized societies and their politics; examination of the cultural and social forces that influence political structures and policies. (Fall even years)

    General Education Course: Social and Behavioral Sciences Knowledge Area
  
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    POLS 2300 - Introduction to Political Thought

    3 credits

    An introductory survey of key political ideas, concepts and movements from antiquity to the 21st century. (Fall)

    General Education Course: Social and Behavioral Sciences Knowledge Area
  
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    POLS 2890 - Internship

    1 to 6 credits

    Credit given for practical experience with a public official, government agency or other entity related to Political Science.  A maximum of 6 hours of internship at any level may be counted toward the major, and a maximum of 3 hours of internship at any level may be counted toward the minor. Instructor and Department Chair signature is required. May be repeated up to maximum of 6 credits. (P/F) (As Needed)

  
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    POLS 3010 - Current Political Issues

    3 credits

    The study of selected controversies in politics revolving around moral, legal, philosophical, policy, and empirical issues. (Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    POLS 3030 - State & Local Government

    3 credits

    Function, structure and politics of state and local government policymaking within the context of the federal system. (Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    POLS 3100 - Parties, Elections, & Voting Behavior

    3 credits

    The study of political parties, elections, voting behavior, campaigns, and electoral systems with an emphasis on the electoral rules of both the U.S. and non U.S. systems. (Fall even years)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    POLS 3110 - American Presidency :Executive Process

    3 credits

    Examination of the American presidency including: historical foundations, constitutional provisions, the various constituencies the president is expected to serve, the different roles the president fills, and comparisons with executives in other government organizations. (Fall)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    POLS 3120 - Courts

    3 credits

    Examination of law, courts, judges, the legal profession and their roles in the larger political system with an emphasis on judicial processes, U.S. courts compared to other nations, and current issues surrounding the legal system. Can also be counted as a Criminal Justice credit. (Spring Even Years)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    POLS 3130 - American Legislative Process & Behavior

    3 credits

    Organization, procedures and leadership of Congress. The committee system, legislative-administrative relationships and inter-legislative relationships. Problems of legislative leadership and procedures. (Spring odd years)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    POLS 3410 - Public Administration

    3 credits

    Examination of the mechanics and dynamics of government administration. Emphasis on the rise and impact of bureaucratic state, tasks of administrators, technical aspects of administration and administrative responsibility. (Fall)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    POLS 3440 - Introduction to the Middle East

    3 credits

    An introduction to the study of the Middle East by way of geography, religion, political developments and ideas, and contemporary conflicts. Particular emphasis will be put on how early political events have come to effect the twenty-first century world. (Spring odd years)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    POLS 3500 - Politics and Gender

    3 credits

    This course examines some of the classical texts that have focused on the relationship between women and men in the context of politics. It also touches upon contemporary political issues that confront women, men and politics. (Fall)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    POLS 3510 - Constitutional Law

    3 credits

    The study of the development of constitutional law as it pertains to separation of powers, governmental authority, federalism, economic issues, war powers, taxing and spending, and the elections process. (Fall)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    POLS 3520 - Civil Rights and Liberties

    3 credits

    Origins and philosophic basis of the Bill of Rights; a case law approach focusing on the First Amendment, equality and privacy. (Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    POLS 3670 - Comparative Public Policy

    3 credits

    Explores why public policies ranging from social welfare, education, and immigration differ markedly from nation to nation. Focuses on contrasting cultures, state institutions, societal organizations, or some mix of all of these explanations. (Spring odd years)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    POLS 4100 - Special Topics in American Politics

    3 credits

    An examination of specific issues and topics in political science such as social choice theory, American political thought, Ethics and politics, and public policy. This course will vary in substantive content and may be repeated for credit. (As needed)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    POLS 4110 - American Political Thought

    3 credits

    A historical approach to American political ideology and philosophy with an emphasis upon the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the origins and the evolution of American liberalism and conservatisms as they relate to democracy and the role of government. (Fall)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    POLS 4210 - History of Political Thought

    3 credits

    This course studies important thinkers and concepts in the history of political thought from the pre-Socratics to the Post Modern period. (Spring odd years)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    POLS 4300 - Special Topics in World Affairs

    3 credits

    An examination of specific issues and topics in international relations including current crises and conflicts and their immediate effect on national politics and world affairs. This course varies in substantive content and may be repeated for credit. (Summer)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    POLS 4310 - Special Topics in Political Theory

    3 credits

    This course examines specific issues and topics in political theory such as liberalism, aesthetics, political economy, post-modernism, and social choice theory. This course varies in substantive content and may be repeated for credit. (On Demand)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    POLS 4510 - Politics and Religion

    3 credits

    This course explores the relationship between politics and religion. Thinkers such as Augustine, Aquinas, and Calvin as well as the Old Testament are examined in order to provide insight into the nature of divine revelation and political order. (Spring odd years)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    POLS 4600 - Theories of International Relations

    3 credits

    Analysis of the major theories of international relations and an overview of the recognized authors in the area of study. (Spring even years)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    POLS 4610 - International Law & Organization

    3 credits

    Historical and theoretical foundations, and the modern application of the law of nations; the nature and function of international organizations including the League of Nations, the United Nations, and other public, private, regional and general institutions and organizations. (Spring odd years)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    POLS 4660 - American Foreign Policy

    3 credits

    A fundamental survey of the foundations, institutions, trends and intentions of American foreign policy with particular emphasis on the development and implementation of policies of recent administrations. (Fall even years)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    POLS 4700 - International Conflict

    3 credits

    Analysis of contemporary international and regional conflicts, identification of the major players and the causes and impact of these conflicts. Areas of focus may include the Middle East, the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan and Southwest Asia and the Balkans. (Spring odd years)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    POLS 4830 - Readings & Conference

    1 to 3 credits

    This course is repeatable up to 6 credits. (P/F)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    POLS 4890 - Internship

    1 to 12 credits

    Credit given for practical experience with a public official or government agency. A maximum of six hours may be counted toward the major and three toward a minor. (P/F)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    POLS 4990 - Seminar in Political Science

    3 credits

    The completion of a substantial capstone paper based upon an in-depth study of contemporary issues in political science. The paper will be related to the content of the course and approved by the professor. The subject may vary from one semester to the next. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: A minimum of 12 upper division credit hours in political science
    General Education Course: No
  
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    POLS 5890 - Internship

    1 to 12 credits

    Credit given for practical experience with a public official or government agency. A maximum of six hours may be counted toward the major and three toward a minor. (P/F)

    General Education Course: No

Psychology

  
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    PSY 1010 - General Psychology

    3 credits

    Psychology is the scientific study of behavior. This course provides a broad overview of this field of science. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

    General Education Course: Social and Behavioral Sciences Knowledge Area
  
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    PSY 1110 - Lifespan Development

    3 credits

    Lifespan Development is concerned with the biosocial, cognitive/emotional, and psychosocial development of individuals across the lifespan. The course begins examination of human life with conception and continues to examine interactive influences until death. This course focuses on theory, research, and application. The General Education Requirement in Social Sciences can be met by taking either this course or FLHD 1500 Human Development Through the Lifespan, not both. (Fall, Spring)

    General Education Course: Social and Behavioral Sciences Knowledge Area
  
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    PSY 1210 - Personal Development/Growth

    3 credits

    This course is designed to promote self-awareness and personal growth. Emphasis is on accepting personal responsibility for one’s success, assessing personal motivation, developing confidence, improving decision making skills, and establishing effective self-management skills. (Spring, Summer)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    PSY 2010 - Psychology as a Science and Profession

    3 credits

    This course applies psychology to life. It also lays the foundation for further studies in psychology. Self-discovery; paradigm exploration; life, career, and education planning; professional organizations; research opportunities; graduate school; APA writing format; goal setting; decision making; life and stress management; learning and memory skills; diversity; and psychology department resources are among the topics addressed. Because the course is team taught students have the opportunity to meet and assess all members of the psychology department faculty. Students wishing to major or minor in psychology should take this course their freshman or sophomore year. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: PSY 1010  and LM 1010  (or co-requisite)
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PSY 2370 - Intro Psychology of Gender

    3 credits

    Psychology of Gender explores the similarities and differences in the psychological experiences of men and women. Topics explored will be biological and genetic differences, social roles, gender stereotyping, work roles of men and women and male/female differences in sexual behavior and attitudes. (Fall)

    Prerequisite: PSY 1010 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PSY 3010 - Statistics in Psychology

    3 credits

    A presentation of statistical concepts of particular relevance to psychologists. Topics include: descriptive statistics, hypothesis testing, t tests, ANOVA, correlation, regression, and Chi-square. Prerequisites: . (Fall, Spring, Summer)

    Prerequisite: A grade of C- or better in PSY 1010  and PSY 2010 ; Instructor permission required
    Co-Requisite: PSY 3015 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PSY 3015 - Statistics for Psychology Lab

    1 credits

    This lab provides to students a hands-on experience collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data.  In addition to analyzing and interpreting assigned data sets, students will work on a group project of their choosing for later dissemination at either the department’s annual Fall Research Symposium, or the campus-wide Student-Faculty Scholarship Day. (Fall, Spring)

    Co-Requisite: PSY 3010 
    General Education Course: No.
  
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    PSY 3200 - Psychology of Culture

    3 credits

    This course is designed to deepen appreciation and understanding of cross-cultural research and its applications, and the influence of culture on all aspects of psychology. (Fall)

    Prerequisite: PSY 1010  or Instructor permission
    General Education Course: No
 

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