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Course Descriptions

Some of the courses listed in this section are offered by the originating campus through alternative methods such as open- and closed-circuit television and videocassette. These courses will be designated as such in the USC Sumter Master Schedule of Classes.

Courses

Anthropology (ANTH)

Note: Unless otherwise noted, there are no prerequisites to anthropology courses.

  • 101—Primates, People, and Prehistory. (3) An exploration of human origins, human evolution, human prehistory, and cultural existence from its less complex forms to early civilizations. An introduction to the concepts, methods, and data of physical, biological, and archaeological anthropology. May be taken with, or independently of, ANTH 102.
  • 102—Understanding Other Cultures. (3) An exploration and comparison of selected contemporary cultures, including their languages. An introduction to the concepts, methods, and data of sociocultural anthropology and anthropological linguistics. May be taken with, or independently of, ANTH 101.
  • 353—Anthropology of Law and Conflict. (3) Understanding human behavior through the examination of cultural norms, mechanisms of social control, and social conflict.
  • 399—Independent Study. (3-6) (Prereq: consent of instructor) Contract approved by instructor, advisor, and department chair is required for undergraduate students.

Art

Art Education (ARTE)

  • 101—Introduction to Art. (3) Lectures in art appreciation introducing the elements and principles of the visual arts, with examples from the history of art.
  • 520—Art for Elementary Schools. (3) Methods of teaching art to elementary and preschool children. Major emphasis will be given to relevant studio experiences.

Art History (ARTH)

  • 105—History of Western Art. (3) The visual arts from Paleolithic times to the Renaissance.
  • 106—History of Western Art. (3) The visual arts from the Renaissance to the present.
  • 399—Independent Study. (3-9) (Prereq: consent of instructor and department chair) Contract approved by instructor, advisor, and department chair is required for undergraduate students.

Art Studio (ARTS)

  • 103—Fundamentals of Art. (3) Introduction to visual thinking and principles of two-dimensional design.
  • 104—3-Dimensional Design I. (3) Introduction to visual thinking and principles of three-dimensional design.
  • 107Color and Composition. (3) (Prereq: ARTS 103) Color, color theory, and compositional systems.
  • 111—Basic Drawing I. (3) Introduction to the materials and basic techniques of drawing.
  • 112—Basic Drawing II. (3) (Prereq: ARTS 111) Introduction to the materials and basic techniques of drawing.
  • 210—Introduction to Painting. (3) (Prereq: ARTS 103, 111, 112, or consent of instructor) An introductory course in the materials and techniques of painting.
  • 215—Introduction to Printmaking. (3) (Prereq: ARTS 103, 111, 112, or consent of instructor) An introductory course in printmaking with emphasis on relief processes.
  • 220—Beginning Ceramics. (3) (Prereq: ARTS 104) An introduction to the materials and techniques of ceramics through hand-building and throwing on the wheel.
  • 225—Introduction to Three-Dimensional Studies. (3) (Prereq: ARTS 104 or consent of instructor) An introductory course in the concepts, materials, and techniques of three-dimensional media.
  • 235—Introduction to Fiber Arts. (3) An introductory course in the materials and processes of fiber arts.
  • 258—Introduction to Crafts. (3) Traditional craft media: techniques, design, and contemporary concepts.
  • 310—Intermediate Painting I. (3) (Prereq: ARTS 103, 104, 111, 112, 210, or consent of instructor) A further exploration of the materials and techniques of painting with emphasis on individual creative expression.
  • 315—Intermediate Printmaking I. (3) (Prereq: ARTS 103, 104, 111, 112, 215, or consent of instructor) Intaglio and lithography techniques including the execution of original works in these media.
  • 399—Independent Study. (3-9) (Prereq: consent of instructor and department chair)

Astronomy

See "Physics and Astronomy."

Biology (BIOL)

  • 101—Biological Principles I. (4) Introductory survey of macromolecules, cell structure and function, genetics, and molecular biology. Three lecture hours and three lab hours per week.
  • 102—Biological Principles II. (4) (Prereq: grade of C or better in BIOL 101) Introductory survey of plant and animal development, physiology, ecology, and evolution. Three lecture hours and three lab hours per week.
  • 110—General Biology. (4) Basic biological concepts and issues for non-biology majors. Credit may not be given for both this course and BIOL 120. Three lecture, two laboratory hours per week.
  • 110A—General Biology (Audio-Tutorial). (1) Addendum to BIOL 110.
  • 120—Human Biology. (3) Fundamental principles of human biology. Credit may not be given for both BIOL 110 and BIOL 120. Three lecture hours per week. Not for major credit.
  • 120L—Laboratory in Human Biology. (1) (Prereq or coreq: BIOL 120) Exercises dealing with basic concepts of human biology. Not for major credit.
  • 200—Plant Science. (3) An introduction to plant science for the non-major. This course does not carry major credit, and is not designed as a prerequisite for other biology courses. Plant development, physiology, genetics, evolution, and ecology will be considered. Three lecture hours per week.
  • 200L—Plant Science Laboratory. (1) (Prereq or coreq: BIOL 200) Laboratory exercises, demonstrations, and audiovisual supplements to BIOL 200. Two hours per week. Not for major credit.
  • 206—Genetics and Society. (3) (Designed for non-major students.) Genetic principles, emphasizing human heredity. Relevance of recent advances in genetics. Three lecture hours per week.
  • 243—Human Anatomy and Physiology I. (3) (Prereq: CHEM 102) Functional anatomy and physiology of the human body, including the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. Not available for biology major credit. Three lecture hours per week.
  • 243L—Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory. (1) (Coreq: BIOL 243) The principles of anatomy and physiology as demonstrated by microscopic studies, animal dissection, and physiological experiments. One three-hour laboratory per week.
  • 244—Human Anatomy and Physiology II. (3) (Prereq: BIOL 243) Functional anatomy and physiology of the human body, including the cardiovascular, endocrine, excretory, reproductive, digestive, and respiratory systems. Not available for biology major credit. Three lecture hours per week.
  • 244L—Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory. (1) (Coreq: BIOL 244) A continuation of BIOL 243L. One three-hour laboratory per week.
  • 250—Microbiology. (3) (Prereq: college-level biology and chemistry; coreq: BIOL 250L) An introduction to bacteria and viruses, emphasizing structure, metabolism, and pathogenesis. Discussion of infectious diseases, antigen-antibody relationships, and anti-microbial agents in chemotherapy. Not available for biology major credit. Three lecture hours per week.
  • 250L—Microbiology Laboratory. (1) (Prereq or coreq: BIOL 250) Not available for biology major credit. Three hours per week.
  • 270—Introduction to Environmental Biology. (3) Basic ecological principles and the impacts of human population growth and technology. Not for major credit.
  • 270L—Introduction to Environmental Biology Laboratory. (1) (Prereq or coreq: BIOL 270) Demonstrations, data analyses, discussions, and films relating to human ecology, resource use, and environmental impact. Two hours per week. Not for major credit.
  • 301—Ecology and Evolution. (3) (Prereq: BIOL 102 or MSCI 311) Concepts of evolution, populations, and population interactions; communities and ecosystems. Three lecture hours per week.
  • 301L—Ecology and Evolution Laboratory. (1) (Prereq or coreq: BIOL 301) Experiments, exercises, and demonstrations. Three hours per week.
  • 302—Cell and Molecular Biology. (3) (Prereq: BIOL 102 or MSCI 311; prereq or coreq: CHEM 333) Principles of eukaryotic cell structure, molecular organization, and physiology. Genome organization and expression. Cell growth, division, and cell-cell interactions. Three lectures per week.
  • 303—Fundamental Genetics. (3) (Prereq: BIOL 102 or MSCI 311) Basic principles of transmission and molecular genetics; quantitative inheritance; recombination; biochemical aspects of gene function and regulation; developmental genetics and population genetics. Three lecture hours per week.
  • 330—Microbiology. (3) (Prereq: college-level biology and chemistry; coreq: BIOL 330L) An introduction to bacteria and viruses, emphasizing structure, metabolism, and pathogenesis. Discussion of infectious diseases, antigen-antibody relationships, and antimicrobial agents in chemotherapy. Not available for biology major credit. Three lecture hours per week.
  • 330L—Microbiology Laboratory. (1) (Prereq or coreq: BIOL 330) Not available for biology major credit. Three hours per week.
  • 399—Independent Study. (1–6) Contract approved by instructor, advisor, and department head is required for undergraduate students.
  • 420—Survey of the Plant Kingdom. (3) (Prereq: BIOL 301) Phylogenetic survey of the major plant divisions; consideration of the structure and development of flowering plants.
  • 420L—Survey of the Plant Kingdom Laboratory. (1) (Prereq or coreq: BIOL 420) Three hours per week.
  • 460—General Physiology. (3) (Prereq: BIOL 302 or MSCI 311) Functional mechanisms of vertebrate organ systems. Three lecture hours per week.
  • 460L—General Physiology Laboratory. (1) (Prereq or coreq: BIOL 460) Experiments on vertebrate organ system functions using different animal models. One four-hour laboratory per week.
  • 528—The Summer Flora. (4) (Prereq: BIOL 301 or consent of instructor) Two lecture and four laboratory hours per week.

Business Administration (Aiken)

Students must comply with the requirements of the USC Aiken bulletin for the B.S. in Business Administration. The University of South Carolina Aiken program requirements are reflected in the USC Sumter bulletin so far as publishing deadlines allow.

Business Administration (ABUS)

  • 312—An Introduction to the Internet for Business Applications. (3) (Prereq: MGSC 290) A comprehensive study in the use of the Internet for business applications. The student will be exposed to electronic mail uses, file transfer protocol, telnet applications, Gopher, USENET, LISTSERV’s, Web browsers, and other applications. The HTML language will also be taught for home page preparation and for exposure to the development of business server site preparation.
  • 320—Business Data Communications. (3) (Prereq: MGSC 290) A detailed study of data communications within the small and medium size business entity. The student is taken through the changes of an industrial society with its focus on capital to the information society and its focus on obtaining information through the use of technology. A strong emphasis is placed on networking and principles of electronic communication needed in today’s complex business environment.
  • 345—Business Communications. (3) (Prereq: grade of C or better in ENGL 102) A study of effective methods of business communications including written, oral, electronic and organizational communication.
  • 350—Principles of Marketing. (3) (Prereq: ECON 221 or 222) Marketing functions, trade channels, price policies, expenses and profits of middlemen, and public policy with respect to marketing practices.
  • 363—Business Finance. (3) (Prereq: ACCT 225) The study of the procurement and management of wealth by privately owned profit-seeking enterprises.
  • 371—Principles of Management and Leadership. (3) (Prereq: junior standing) A comprehensive survey of the basic principles of management and leadership applicable to all forms of business. The course provides the student with a basis for thinking about complex business situations in the framework of analysis of the management and leadership process.
  • 379—Business and Society. (3) (Prereq: junior standing) A study of how the social, economic, political, technological and ecological dimensions of the external environment affect business. Specific topics include values and ethics in business, business and government relations, corporate social performance and stakeholder responsibility.
  • 380—Entrepreneurship. (3) (Prereq: ABUS 350, ABUS 363, ABUS 371) This course is an overall introduction to the nature and scope of entrepreneurship. The entrepreneurial process as well as the entrepreneurial profile is examined in detail. It includes the planning, the launching, and harvesting of a new venture. Entrepreneurial strategies are discussed for all facets of the business including franchising, growth, and international aspects. Application of entrepreneurship to large corporations, i.e. intrapreneurship, is also a part of the course.
  • 383—International Business. (3) (Prereq: ABUS 350) Introduces the student to economic, financial, legal, political, cultural, institutional, and managerial considerations associated with international business transactions.
  • 390—Management Information Systems (3) (Prereq: ACCT 226, ABUS 350, ABUS 371; ABUS 290 or satisfactory completion of Computer Applications Proficiency Exam) A study of the concepts, interactions, and functions of major business systems with particular emphasis on the problems and issues related to computer based systems. Included are concepts of designing information systems, collecting and processing data, reporting results of operations, and controlling the business organization.
  • 396—Business Research Methods. (3) (Prereq: MGSC 291 and ABUS 350) Focus is on the acquisition, use, and evaluation of information from a manager’s perspective. The course will include problem diagnosis, research design, questionnaire preparation, sampling plans, and the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data as an aid to effective and efficient managerial decisions.
  • 399—Independent Study. (1–3) (Prereq: Junior standing and approved contract with the instructor) Independent study courses are designed primarily for juniors and seniors who desire advanced intensive work on specific topics. Independent studies are not intended to substitute for courses listed in the USCA bulletin. The maximum number of independent study hours a student may earn in business is limited to six.
  • 429—Internship. (1–3) (Prereq: Junior standing, 2.50 GPA, ABUS 350, ABUS 363, ABUS 371, and an approved contract with the Internship Coordinator) This course provides students in all disciplines with the opportunity to reinforce classroom learning by working in their discipline in a supervised business environment. The course may be repeated with the approval of the Internship Coordinator and the student’s academic advisor.
  • 478—Strategic Management. (3) (Prereq: ABUS 350, ABUS 363, ABUS 371, and senior standing) A study of the strategic management process and of the formulation and application of functionally integrated business policy by top management. Emphasis is on decision-making in the face of changing conditions.
  • 494—Advanced Computerized Business Applications. (3) (Prereq: ABUS 390, CSCE 146 or 205, ACCT 226) A study in the development of general application programming for the business major using techniques learned in Financial/Management Accounting and Management Information Systems. The student will be given the choice of implementation of these applications with either COBOL or C++.

Management (AMGT)

  • 374—Human Resources Management (3) (Prereq: junior standing) A development of an understanding of personnel administration as a staff function through a study of modern-day concepts and practices. Topics include: research and standards, employment, training and education, safety and health, employee services, and industrial relations.
  • 376—Organization Behavior (3) (Prereq: junior standing) A study of the process of integrating people into a work situation that motivates them to work together productively, cooperatively, and with economic, psychological, and social satisfaction.
  • 378—Labor Relations (3) (Prereq: junior standing) A study of the development and methods of labor unions and employee associations in organization. Labor disputes, collective bargaining techniques, contents of contracts and public policies are analyzed from the standpoints of economics and law. Topics covered in detail include employee representation, company unions, strikes, boycotts, lockouts, and trade agreements.
  • 401—Topics in Entrepreneurship (3) (Prereq: ABUS 350 and ABUS 371) Relevant selected issues and topics of interest in management. Issues and concepts of the business world are explored with film profiles, case histories, and readings.
  • 411—International Management (3) (Prereq: junior standing; Coreq: ABUS 383) This course will apply the basic principles of management and leadership to the firm operating internationally. Emphasis is placed on the management functions of leading, planning, organizing, and controlling, as well as the conduct of labor relations, within the framework of a multicultural environment.
  • 442—e-Business Management. (3) (Prereq: ABUS 350 and ABUS 371) This course provides a fundamental understanding of the issues for management of an e-business. It encompasses an overview of the essential components necessary in conducting business over the internet. Topics covered include an e-business plan and an implementation strategy, e-commerce issues, Web design and content issues, customer relationship management, business intelligence issues, e-marketing concepts, enterprise resource management, supply-chain management, and global dimensions of e-business.
  • 473—Management and Operations of Small Business. (3) (Prereq: ABUS 350 and ABUS 371) Analysis of the management and operations of a small business. The course includes the study of an existing small business. The areas of management, finance, marketing, and credit, as they apply to a small business, will be studied.
  • 475—Production/Operations Management (3) (Prereq: ABUS 371 and MGSC 291) A study of the strategic, operating, and control decisions involved in manufacturing and service organizations. Topics include forecasting, process development, production technology, resource allocation, facility planning, facility layout, planning systems, inventory systems, resource requirements planning systems, shop floor planning, scheduling operations, just-in-time manufacturing, materials management, productivity control, quality management, quality control, project management, and maintenance management.
  • 477—Organization Theory (3) (Prereq: ABUS 371) A conceptual framework for the orderly analysis of management functions through studies in organization planning and control theories.

Business Administration

Accounting (ACCT)

  • 225—Fundamentals of Accounting I. (3) (Prereq: sophomore standing) External financial reporting for business entities, including income measurement and determination of financial position.
  • 226—Fundamentals of Accounting II. (3) (Prereq: ACCT 225) Internal managerial and cost accounting, including budgeting, cost determination, and analysis.

Management Science (MGSC)

  • 290 -- Computer Information Systems in Business. (3) An introduction to the effective use of information systems tools in day-to-day business communications, analysis, and decision making.
  • 291—Statistics for Business and Economics. (3) Descriptive statistics, topics in probability, statistical inference, and modeling. Emphasis on the collection, summarization, analysis, and reporting of numerical findings relevant to business decisions and economic analysis.

Chemistry (CHEM)

  • 101—Fundamental Chemistry I. (4) Three lecture, one recitation, and two laboratory hours per week. A science elective surveying inorganic and solution chemistry. First of a terminal two-semester sequence.
  • 102—Fundamental Chemistry II. (4) (Prereq: 1 year high-school chemistry, CHEM 101, 111, or equivalent) Three lecture, one recitation, and two laboratory hours per week. Continuation of CHEM 101, surveying organic and biochemistry.
  • 105—Chemistry and Modern Man I. (4) A conceptual and qualitative approach to chemistry, its evolution, achievements, and goals and its impact on technology, the environment, and modern life and thought. (Specifically designed for non-science majors.) Three lecture hours per week.
  • 111—General Chemistry. (4) (Prereq: MATH 111 or 115) Three lecture, one recitation, and two laboratory hours per week. A survey of the principles that underlie all chemistry with applications illustrating these principles.
  • 112—General Chemistry. (4) (Prereq: MATH 111 or 115 and a grade of C or better in CHEM 111 or SCCC 103) A continuation of CHEM 111. Special emphasis on chemical equilibrium. Three lecture, one recitation, and three laboratory hours per week.
  • 331L—Essentials of Organic Chemistry Laboratory I. (1) (Prereq or coreq: CHEM 333) Laboratory safety, syntheses, separation, and purification of carbon compounds. For non-majors.
  • 332L—Essentials of Organic Chemistry Laboratory II. (1) (Prereq: CHEM 331L or, with permission of instructor, CHEM 333L; prereq or coreq: CHEM 334) Continuation of CHEM 331L. Spectroscopic identification of carbon compounds. For non-majors. Three lab hours per week.
  • 333—Organic Chemistry I. (3) (Prereq: CHEM 112 or SCCC 104) Contemporary theories, nomenclature, reactions, mechanisms, and syntheses of carbon compounds. Required for chemistry majors. Three lecture and one recitation hours per week.
  • 333L—Comprehensive Organic Chemistry Laboratory I. (2) (Prereq or coreq: CHEM 333) Laboratory safety, synthesis, separation, and purification of carbon compounds. Required for chemistry majors. Six laboratory hours per week.
  • 334—Organic Chemistry II. (3) (Prereq: CHEM 333 or, with permission of instructor, CHEM 331) Continuation of CHEM 333. Required for chemistry majors. Three lecture and one recitation hours per week.
  • 334L—Comprehensive Organic Chemistry Laboratory II. (2) (Prereq: CHEM 332L or 333L; prereq or coreq: CHEM 334) Continuation of CHEM 333L. Spectroscopic identification of carbon compounds. Required for chemistry majors. Six laboratory hours per week.
  • 399—Independent Study. (1-3) Contract approved by instructor, advisor, and department chair or dean is required.
  • 533—Comprehensive Organic Chemistry III. (3) (Prereq: CHEM 334 or the equivalent) Selected organic reactions from synthetic and mechanistic viewpoints.
  • 550—Principles of Biochemistry. [= BIOL 541] (3) (Prereq: CHEM 334 or the equivalent) A survey of fundamentals of biochemistry. Three lecture hours per week.
  • 550L—Principles of Biochemistry Laboratory. [= BIOL 541L] (1) (Prereq or coreq: CHEM 550) Three laboratory hours per week.

Computer Science and Engineering (CSCE)

  • 101—Introduction to Computer Concepts. (3) (Prereq: two years of college preparatory mathematics or equivalent) History, application, and social impact of computers; problem-solving, algorithm development, applications software, and programming in a procedural language. Open to all majors.
  • 102—General Applications Programming. (3) (Prereq: two years of college preparatory mathematics or equivalent) Introduction to systematic computer problem-solving and programming for a variety of applications. Open to all majors.
  • 145—Algorithmic Design I. (4) (Prereq: Placement in MATH 141 or grade of C or better in MATH 115) Problem-solving, algorithmic design, and programming. Three lectures and two laboratory sessions per week. Open to all majors.
  • 146—Algorithmic Design II. (4) (Prereq: Grade of C or better in CSCE 145 and grade of C or better in MATH 141 or 174; coreq: MATH 174) Continuation of CSCE 145. Rigorous development of algorithms and computer programs; elementary data structures. Three lecture hours and two laboratory hours per week. Open to all majors.
  • 205—Business Applications Programming. (3) (Prereq: MGSC 290 or CSCE 101 or above) Introduction to computer applications in business. Programming exercises in COBOL. Open to all majors.
  • 206—Scientific Applications Programming. (3) (Prereq: MATH 122 or MATH 141) Introduction to computer applications in the natural and social sciences. Programming exercises in FORTRAN. Open to all majors.
  • 498—Independent Study. (1–3) (Prereq: Approval of project proposal by instructor and department advisor)Individual investigation or study of special topics. At most three credits may be applied toward degree.

Computer Science (RCAM)

  • 201—Introduction to Internet for Research. (3) (Prereq: CSCE 101 or permission of instructor) Developing the means by which students may learn to access the Internet through mainframe and PC connections to accomplish specific research needs. This course might not apply toward associate degrees or Columbia baccalaureate degrees.

Criminal Justice (CRJU)

  • 101—The American Criminal Justice System. (3) A survey of the law enforcement, courts, corrections, juvenile, and planning systems. Problems of interrelationships between criminal justice agencies and the community.
  • 311—Policing. (3) Current and historical perspectives on the functioning of American policing. Emphasis on the management of police organizations and relationships with the community.
  • 313—Criminal Courts. (3) A study of the structure and organization of the federal and state court systems, with special attention to the criminal courts. The basic functions of the courts will be examined.

Economics (ECON)

ECON 221 and 222, or ECON 224 are prerequisite to all 300-, 400-, and 500- level economics courses.

  • 221Principles of Microeconomics. (3) Microeconomic analysis: theory of the firm, cost and output determination, market pricing, theory of consumer and income distribution. Students cannot receive credit for both ECON 221 and 224.
  • 222Principles of Macroeconomics. (3) (Prereq: ECON 221 or the equivalent) Macroeconomic analysis: basic definitions and concepts, mechanics of pricing and the fundamentals of American capitalism, national income economics, income and employment theory, monetary and fiscal policy, and international economics. Students cannot receive credit for both ECON 222 and 224.
  • 224Introduction to Economics. (3) Micro- and macroeconomic principles of markets, government policy, and household or firm decision-making. Open to all students except business administration majors. Credit not granted for both ECON 224 and either 221 or 222.

Education (USC Upstate)

Curriculum and Instruction (SEDC)

  • 400—Resources and Technology in Teaching (1) (Prerequisite: admission to the professional program and/or consent of instructor) Proper and effective use of computer technology and audiovisual resources in education, including construction of materials, location of resources, and operation of equipment.

Early Childhood Education (SEDE)

  • 398—Topics in Early Childhood Education (1–3) (Prerequisite: junior standing and consent of instructor)
  • 399—Independent Study (3) (Prerequisite: junior standing and consent of instructor)
  • 410—Clinical I in Early Childhood Education (2) (Prerequisite: admission to the professional program. Corequisite: SEDE 420, 422, 445 and SEDF 485) Supervised clinical experience in early childhood settings. Observation and participation in classroom settings is required with a focus on observing children’s development and language use, observing types of programs, and assessing management styles and techniques. Seminars and group discussions included. Four laboratory hours per week.
  • 420—The Young Child: Behavior and Development in Early Childhood (3) (Prerequisites: SEDF 333 or SPSY 302; admission to the professional program or consent of the instructor. Corequisites: SEDE 410, 422, 445 and SEDF 485) Intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development, prenatal through grade four, within ecological context. Critical thinking, creative expression, the parenting role and developmental diagnosis including assessment of development, normal and abnormal, will be addressed.
  • 422—Survey of Early Childhood Education. (3) (Prerequisite: admission to the professional program. Corequisites: SEDE 410, 420, 445 and SEDF 485) Programs for young children and the historical, social, economic, and philosophical influences on education. Attention is given to learning activities, materials, and equipment for kindergarten and primary grades. The assessment of readiness and maturation and the relationship of various subject areas to the child’s development are emphasized.
  • 440—Clinical II in Early Childhood Education (2) (Prerequisite: admission to the professional program. Corequisites: SEDR 414, SEDE 446, 447, 448, and 449) Supervised clinical experience in early childhood settings is required with a focus on math, science, reading, social studies, and creative arts. Seminars and group discussions included. Four laboratory hours per week required.
  • 445—Language Development and Communicative Skill (3) (Prerequisite: admission to the professional program. Corequisites: SEDR 414; SEDE 410, 420, 422: and SEDF 485) The relationship of language development and thinking to teaching the communicative skills to young children. Included are activities designed to develop oral language facility, writing (handwriting, spelling, functional, and creative writing), listening, and specific techniques dealing with diagnosis of language development. Students participate in a field based experience at a selected school site.
  • 446—Math for the Young Child (3) (Prerequisite: admission to the professional program. Corequisites: SEDR 414; SEDE 440, 447, 448, and 449) Materials and programs for teaching mathematics and the methods and theories for developing mathematics programs. Competence is gained in the selection, preparation, and presentation of materials.
  • 447—Social Studies for the Young Child (3) (Prerequisite: admission to the professional program. Corequisites: SEDR 414; SEDE 440, 446, 448, and 449) The selection, appropriate utilization, facilitation of development, and application of social science concepts to social problems and the socialization of children.
  • 448—Science for the Young Child (3) (Prerequisite: admission to the professional program. Corequisites: SEDR 414; SEDE 440, 446, 448, and 449) Materials and programs for teaching science and the methods and theories of developing science programs. Competence is gained in the selection, preparation, and presentation of materials.
  • 449—Creativity and Play (3) (Prerequisite: admission to the professional program. Corequisites: SEDR 414; SEDE 440, 446, 447, and 448) Theories of play and the development of play as central to children’s learning. Knowledge and skills in structuring the classroom environment and curriculum experiences which will support and enrich a child’s social, creative, and physical development in preprimary and primary school settings will be acquired. Multicultural perspectives and needs of exceptional children addressed.
  • 468—Education of Young Children: An Ecological Approach (3) (Prerequisite: admission to the professional program. Corequisite: SEDE 469) An ecological study with emphasis on home-school relations, parent involvement, and community resources. Multicultural perspectives and needs of exceptional children are addressed.
  • 469—Directed Teaching in Early Childhood Education (12) (Prerequisite: approved application for directed teaching. Corequisitie: SEDE 468) A supervised clinical experience, consisting of 14 weeks, normally with 50 percent at the 4K or 5K level and the remaining 50 percent in grades one, two, three, or four. This experience includes an exploration of ethical issues, research through analysis and evaluation of teaching, and oral presentation of research results. Pass-Fail credit.

Elementary Education (SEDL)

  • 398—Topics in Elementary Education (1–3) (Prerequisites: junior standing and consent of instructor)
  • 399—Independent Study (3) (Prerequisites: junior standing and consent of instructor)
  • 441—The Elementary School Curriculum and Organization (3) (Prerequisite: SEDF 333, admission to professional program) The entire school program, including grouping, grading, placement, and organization of both the children and the school for optimal learning.
  • 445—Teaching Language Arts in the Elementary and Middle School (3) (Prerequisite: admission to the professional program, SEDL 441, SEGL 434. Corequisite: SEDR 416) Materials, resources, programs, and methods of teaching language arts in grades 1–8. Included are activities which integrate all four language modes and emphasize writing as a process. Includes supervised practicum experiences which promote reflective teaching in elementary and middle school settings.
  • 446—Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary and Middle School (3) (Prerequisites: admission to the professional program and SEDL 441. Corequisite: SEDL 448) Materials, resources, programs, and methods for teaching mathematics in grades 1–8. Included are supervised practicum experiences which promote reflective teaching in elementary and middle school settings.
  • 447—Teaching Social Studies in the Elementary and Middle School (3) (Prerequisites: admission to the professional program and SEDL 441) Materials, resources, programs, and methods for teaching social studies in grades 1–8. Included are supervised practicum experiences which promote reflective teaching in elementary and middle school settings.
  • 448—Teaching Science in the Elementary and Middle School (3) (Prerequisites: admission to the professional program and SEDL 441. Corequisite: SEDL 446) Materials, resources, programs, and methods for teaching science in grades 1–8. Included are supervised practicum experiences which promote reflective teaching in elementary and middle school settings.
  • 449—Issues and Trends in Elementary Education (3) (Prerequisite: admission to the professional program. Corequisites: SEDL 470) Research, organization, analysis, and synthesis of current research in the broad field of elementary education. Extensive guided reading, major papers with bibliographies, and informed discussion are required.
  • 470—Directed Teaching in the Elementary and Middle School (12) (Prerequisite: Approved application for directed teaching. Corequisites: SEDL 449) A supervised clinical experience, consisting of 14 weeks, normally with 50 percent in grades one, two, or three and the remaining 50 percent in grades four, five, six, seven, or eight. The experience includes an exploration of ethical issues, research through analysis and evaluation of teaching, and oral presentation of research results. Pass-Fail credit.

Foundations of Education (SEDF)

  • 210—Foundations of Education (3) The art and science of teaching. A comprehensive examination of the social, historical, and philosophical influences that have shaped education policies and practices in the USA, with special emphasis on legal and ethical aspects of education. Supervised practicum experiences to promote reflective practice in a variety of settings are included.
  • 333—Educational Development of the Lifelong Learner (3) Application of psychology of learning and motivation to patterns of social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development, and their relationship to teaching of children, adolescents, and adults. A practicum experience is required.
  • 335—Introduction to Educational Psychology (3) Applications of psychology of learning and motivation and the use of basic statistical procedures to the behavior of the school child.
  • 341—Educational Procedures for Exceptional Children (3) Theoretical and practical approaches to the education of the young exceptional child with emphasis on current remedial procedures. Included are alternative administrative arrangements and sources of academic therapy. Supervised field experiences are included.
  • 485—Principles of Effective Classroom Management and Assessment (Prerequisite: admission to the professional program. Corequisites: Depending on major, one of the following: SEDE 410; or SEDL 445, 446, 447, 448; or SEDS 473–481) The dynamic relationships among management, instruction, and assessment leading to reflective practice.

Engineering (ENGR)

The following courses carry the prefix ENGR indicating that students from more than one engineering department commonly enroll in them.

Engineering courses numbered 200 through 290 are offered by the College of Engineering and Computing at USC Columbia through the Office of Distance Education and Instructional Support. Weekly course instruction consists of three video tapes covering course content and a half-hour "live" TV talkback session with the course instructor. Talkback sessions help to provide personalized instruction that will address individual student needs—problem-solving, reviewing course material before exams, explaining problem solutions, and the grading of exams, etc.

  • 101—Introduction to Engineering I. (3) Engineering problem solving using computers and other engineering tools.
  • 102—Introduction to Engineering II. (2) Principles and practice of visualization and graphical representation using modern computer-aided design tools. One lecture and two laboratory hours per week.
  • 200—Statics. (3) (Prereq: MATH 141) Introduction to the principles of mechanics. Equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies. Distributed forces, centroids, and centers of gravity. Moments of inertia of areas. Analysis of simple structures and machines. A study of various types of friction.
  • 210—Dynamics. (3) (Prereq: ENGR 200) Kinematics of particles and rigid bodies. Kinetics of particles with emphasis on Newton’s second law; energy and momentum methods for the solution of problems. Applications of plane motion of rigid bodies.
  • 290—Thermodynamic Fundamentals. (3) (Prereq: MATH 241) Definitions, work, heat, and energy. First law analyses of systems and control volumes. Second law analysis.

Electrical Engineering (ELCT)

  • 221—Circuits I. (3) (Prereq: MATH 142) Linear circuit analysis and design.

English Language and Literature (ENGL)

  • 101—Critical Reading and Composition. (3) A course offering structured, sustained practice in close reading, critical analysis, and composing. Students will read a range of literary and nonliterary texts and write expository and analytical essays.
  • 102—Rhetoric and Composition. (3) (Prereq: ENGL 101) A course offering structured, sustained practice in researching, analyzing, and composing arguments. Students will read about a range of academic and public issues and write researched argumentative and persuasive essays.

Note: Students must complete English 101 and 102 (or equivalent) before taking any other English course.

  • 270—World Literature. [=CPLT 270] (3) Selected masterpieces from world literature from antiquity to present.
  • 282—Fiction. (3) Fiction from several countries and historical periods, illustrating the nature of the genre.
  • 284—Drama. (3) Drama from several countries and historical periods, illustrating the nature of the genre.
  • 286—Poetry. (3) Poetry from several countries and historical periods, illustrating the nature of the genre.
  • 287—American Literature. (3) Survey of American literature: major authors, genres, and periods. Designed for English majors.
  • 288—English Literature I. (3) British poetry, drama, and prose from Beowulf to the 18th century. Designed for English majors.
  • 289—English Literature II. (3) British poetry, drama, and prose from the 18th century to the present. Designed for English majors.
  • 360Creative Writing. (3) (Prereq: All English courses 300 and above require ENGL 101, 102, and one course between ENGL 270-292) Workshop course on writing original fiction, poetry, drama, and creative nonfiction.
  • 399—Independent Study. (3-9) (Prereq: consent of instructor) Contract approved by instructor, advisor, and department chair is required for undergraduate students.
  • 427Southern Literature. (3) Representative works of Southern writers.
  • 431—Children’s Literature. (3) Reading and evaluating representative works appropriate for the elementary school child.
  • 437Women Writers. {=WOST 437} (3) Representative works written by women.
  • 460—Advanced Writing. (3) Extensive practice in different types of nonfiction writing.
  • 463—Business Writing. (3) Extensive practice in different types of business writing, from brief letters to formal articles and reports.

Speech (SPCH)

  • 140—Public Communication. (3) Public speaking and the principles and criticism of oral public communication, to include performance by students.

Film and Media Studies (FILM)

  • 240Introduction to Film Studies. (3) Basic concepts of how films convey meaning to viewers and viewers ascribe meaning to films.

Foreign Languages and Literatures

French (FREN)

  • 109, 110—Beginning French I and II. (3,3) Introduction to grammar and practical vocabulary necessary for fundamental communication skills. Admission to 109 restricted to those who have never studied French previously or who have placed by examination into 109; admission to 110 restricted to those who have completed FREN 109. 109 offered in fall and summer I only; 110 in spring and summer II only. Credit may be received only for one of the following: 109/110; 111; or 121.
  • 121—Elementary French. (4) Grammar and vocabulary necessary for fundamental communication skills. Assumes prior experience in French. Admission to 121 restricted to those who have a score of F-2 on the placement test. Credit may be received for only one of the following: 109/110 or 121.
  • 122—Basic Proficiency in French. (3) Practice and further development of essential listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills. Admission either by placement score of F-3 or by successful completion of FREN 110 or 121.
  • 399—Independent Study. (3-6) Contract approved by instructor, advisor, and department chair is required for undergraduate students.

German (GERM)

  • 109, 110—Beginning German. (3,3) Introduction to grammar and practical vocabulary necessary for fundamental communication skills. (Admission to 109 restricted to those who have never studied German previously or who have placed by examination into 109; admission to 110 restricted to those who have completed GERM 109. Credit may be received only for one of the following: 109/110; 111; 121.)
  • 121—Elementary German. (4) Grammar and vocabulary necessary for fundamental communication skills. Assumes prior experience in German. Admission only by proficiency examination. Credit may be received for only one of the following: 110; 111; or 121.
  • 122—Basic Proficiency in German. (3) Practice and further development of essential listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills. Admission either by placement examination or successful completion of GERM 110, 111, or 121. Offered each semester.
  • 399—Independent Study. (3-6) Contract approved by instructor, advisor, and department chair is required for undergraduate students.

Spanish (SPAN)

  • 109, 110—Beginning Spanish I and II. (3,3) Introduction to grammar and practical vocabulary necessary for fundamental communication skills. Admission to 109 restricted to those who have never studied Spanish previously or who have placed by examination into 109; admission to 110 restricted to those who have completed SPAN 109. 109 offered in fall and summer I only; 110 in spring and summer II only. Credit may be received only for one of the following: 109/110; 111; or 121.
  • 121—Elementary Spanish. (4) Grammar and vocabulary necessary for fundamental communication skills. Assumes prior experience in Spanish. Admission only by proficiency examination. Credit may be received for only one of the following: 110; 111; or 121.
  • 122—Basic Proficiency in Spanish. (3) Practice and further development of essential listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills. Admission either by placement examination or successful completion of SPAN 110, 111, or 121. Offered each semester.
  • 399—Independent Study. (3-6) Contract approved by instructor, advisor, and department chair is required for undergraduate students.

Geography (GEOG)

  • 103—Introduction to Geography. (3) A survey of the principles and methods of geographic inquiry. Not required for the geography major.
  • 121—Lands and People of the World. (3) Introduction to the physical and human geography of the world with a focus on selected regions.
  • 201—Landform Geography. (4) Hydrology, soil science, and interpretation of physical features formed by water, wind, and ice, with emphasis on environmental change. Three hours of lecture and one two-hour laboratory per week.
  • 202—Weather and Climate. (4) Processes that influence weather and climate patterns on the earth. Three lectures and one two-hour laboratory per week.
  • 224—Geography of North America. (3) Physical and human geography of North America with emphasis on the United States.

Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior (HPEB)

  • 321—Personal and Community Health. (3) Principles of personal hygiene: physiological systems of the body with emphasis on nutrition, physical fitness, stress control, consumer health, sexuality, and self-care skills.
  • 331—Health Education for the Elementary School. (3) Methods and materials for elementary schools. Integration and correlation of materials with school subjects. Sample content developed for primary, intermediate, and upper grades.

History (HIST)

  • 101—European Civilization from Ancient Times to the Mid-17th Century. (3) The rise and development of European civilization from its Mediterranean origins through the Renaissance and Reformation.
  • 102—European Civilization from the Mid-17th Century. (3) European development and expansion from the mid-17th century to the present.
  • 104—Introduction to the Civilization of the Islamic Middle East. (3) An analysis which treats the major cultural elements of traditional Islamic civilization and then concentrates upon the reactions of the Arabs, Turks, and Iranians to the problems of adjusting to the modern world.
  • 105—Introduction to East Asian Civilization. (3) The evolution of social, political, and cultural patterns in East Asia, with emphasis on the development of philosophical, religious, and political institutions and their relationship to literary and artistic forms in China and Japan.
  • 106—Introduction to African History. (3) An examination of several traditional sub-Saharan African societies and of their political and economic transformation in the modern, colonial, and post-independence periods.
  • 109—Introduction to Latin American Civilization. (3) A discussion of the political, cultural, and economic forces which have conditioned the development of institutions and ideas in Spanish and Portuguese America.
  • 111,112—History of the United States from Discovery to the Present Day. (3 each) A general survey of the United States from the era of discovery to the present, emphasizing major political, economic, social, and intellectual developments. First semester: to 1865; second semester: since 1865. Honors sections are available for students in the honors program.
  • 312—French Revolution and Napoleon. (3) The changes in France and Europe during the revolutionary decade, the rise of Napoleon, and the establishment of French hegemony over the Continent.
  • 316—Nineteenth-Century Europe. (3) Political, social, economic, and intellectual developments from 1815-1900, which brought European culture to its zenith and contributed to Europe’s global domination.
  • 317—Contemporary Europe from World War I to World War II. (3) The Great War, revolution, and reconstruction; the rise of authoritarian and totalitarian regimes and the coming of World War II.
  • 321—The History of Great Britain. (3) A survey of the political, social, economic, and cultural development of the British Isles from Anglo-Saxon times to the present. First semester: to the Restoration of 1660; second semester: since 1660.
  • 347—The Middle East in Modern Times. (3) The impact of modern civilization upon the Middle East, including the history of the Arab, Turkish, Iranian, and Israeli segments of the Middle East during the 19th and 20th centuries.
  • 351—Africa to 1800. (3) Social, cultural, economic, and political developments, focusing on internally and externally generated changes.
  • 352—Africa since 1800. (3) Commercial and religious revolutions of the 19th century, imposition and ending of formal colonial rule, and post-colonial issues.
  • 399—Independent Study. (1-6) Contract approved by instructor, advisor, and department chair is required for undergraduate students.
  • 401—The Development of the American People to 1789. (3) The founding of the English colonies, their developing maturity, the events leading to the Revolution, and the creation of a new nation.
  • 402—The New Nation, 1789–1828. (3) The new republic and the developing democratic spirit in politics and culture.
  • 403—The Sections and the Nation, 1828–1860. (3) The three cultures of East, South, and West; their interactions and the events leading to the Civil War.
  • 404—Civil War and Reconstruction, 1860–1877. (3) The political, military, and social history of the war and the reorganization which followed.
  • 405—The Rise of Industrial America, 1877–1917. (3) A survey of recent U.S. history with emphasis on the economic, social, and literary developments from 1877 to 1917.
  • 406—The United States and a World at War, 1917–1945. (3) A survey of the political, economic, social, and cultural developments of the period.
  • 407—United States History Since 1945. (3) A survey of the political, economic, social, and cultural developments in the period after World War II.
  • 409—The History of South Carolina, 1670–1865. (3) A study of South Carolina origins and developments.
  • 410—History of South Carolina Since 1865. (3) A survey of recent South Carolina history with emphasis on social and institutional development.
  • 415—Black Americans. (3) A survey of the historical development of Black people in the Western Hemisphere.

Journalism and Mass Communications (JOUR)

  • 310Mass Media and Society. (3) Functions, responsibilities, and influences of various media of mass communications. Directed toward consumers and critics of mass media. Not open to journalism/mass communications majors.
  • 364Introduction to Visual Communications. (3) Theory and history of visual communication in the mass media emphasizing informational and persuasive messages created by graphic, photographic, and multimedia processes.

Marine Science (MSCI)

  • 210—Oceans and Man. (3) A nontechnical introduction to human interactions with the marine environment: marine organisms, marine systems, and the physical and chemical characteristics of oceans and estuaries. Not available for marine science major credit.
  • 210L—Oceans and Man Laboratory. (1) (Prereq or coreq: MSCI 210) Experiments and exercises which illustrate how specific components of marine environments are structured, function, and can be measured. Two laboratory hours per week. Not available for marine science major credit. Attendance on designated field trips may be required.

Mathematics (MATH)

  • 111—Basic College Mathematics. (3) (Prereq: qualification through placement) Basic college algebra; linear and quadratic equations, inequalities, functions and graphs of functions, exponential and logarithm functions, systems of equations. Credit may not be received for both MATH 111 and 115.
  • 111I—Intensive Basic College Mathematics. (4) (Prereq: qualification through placement) An intensive treatment of the topics covered in MATH 111.
  • 112—Trigonometry. (2) (Prereq: qualification through placement or a grade of C or better in MATH 111) Topics in trigonometry specifically needed for MATH 141, 142, 241. Circular functions, analytic trigonometry, applications of trigonometry. Credit may not be received for both MATH 112 and 115.
  • 115—Precalculus Mathematics. (4) (Prereq: qualification through placement) Topics in algebra and trigonometry specifically needed for MATH 141, 142, 241. Subsets of the real line, absolute value; polynomial, rational, inverse, logarithmic, exponential functions; circular functions; analytic trigonometry. Credit may not be received for both MATH 111 and 115 or both MATH 112 and 115.
  • 122—Calculus for Business Administration and Social Sciences. (3) (Prereq: qualification through placement or a grade of C or better in MATH 111 or 115) Derivatives and integrals of elementary algebraic, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Maxima, minima, rate of change, motion, work, area under a curve, and volume.
  • 141—Calculus I. (4) (Prereq: qualification through placement or a grade of C or better in MATH 112 or 115) Limits, continuity; derivatives, chain rule, rates of change, curve sketching, max-min problems; definite integral, antiderivatives, and the Fundamental Theorem.
  • 142—Calculus II. (4) (Prereq: qualification through placement or a grade of C or better in MATH 141) Techniques of integration, exponential, and inverse trigonometric functions; numerical methods, and applications of the integral; sequences, power and Taylor series.
  • 170—Finite Mathematics. (3) (Prereq: qualification through placement or a grade of C or better in MATH 111 or 115) Elementary matrix theory; systems of linear equations; permutations and combinations; probability and Markov chains; linear programming and game theory.
  • 174—Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science. (3) (Prereq: qualification through placement or a grade of C or better in MATH 112 or 115) Induction, complexity, elementary counting, combinations and permutations, recursion and recurrence relations, graphs and trees; discussion of the design and analysis of algorithms—with emphasis on sorting and searching.
  • 221—Basic Concepts of Elementary Mathematics I. (3) (Prereq: qualification through placement or a grade of C or better in MATH 111 or 115) The meaning of number, fundamental operations of arithmetic, the structure of the real number system and its subsystems, elementary number theory. Open only to students in elementary or early childhood teacher certification.
  • 222—Basic Concepts of Elementary Mathematics II. (3) (Prereq: MATH 221) Informal geometry and basic concepts of algebra. Open only to students in elementary or early childhood teacher certification.
  • 241—Vector Calculus. (3) (Prereq: qualification through placement or a grade of C or better in MATH 142) Vector algebra, geometry of three-dimensional space; lines, planes, and curves in space; polar, cylindrical, and spherical coordinate systems; partial differentiation, max-min theory; multiple and iterated integration, line integrals, and Green’s theorem in the plane.
  • 242—Elementary Differential Equations. (3) (Prereq: qualification through placement or a grade of C or better in MATH 142) Ordinary differential equations of first order, higher order linear equations, Laplace transform methods, series methods; numerical solution of differential equations. Applications to physical sciences and engineering. Introduction to programming desirable.
  • 398—Topics in Computer Applications. (3) Modern computer applications and programming. Individual topics to be announced with suffix and title.
  • 399—Independent Study. (3-9) Contract approved by instructor, advisor, and department chair is required for undergraduate students.

Music (MUSC)

History and Literature

  • 110—Introduction to Music. (3) Perceptive listening and appreciation of musical elements, forms and style periods, including composers’ lives, individual styles and representative works. Emphasis on classical music; jazz and American popular music included.
  • 145—Introduction to Music Literature. (3) (Prereq: for nonmusic majors: MUSC 110 or consent of instructor) Listening to examples of all style periods and genres of Western music. Analysis of form and other audible style characteristics. Study of major works of the concert repertory.

Musical Organizations

  • 129—University Chorus. (1)

Music Education (MUED)

  • 454—Music for Young Children. (3) Emphasis on such topics as the place of music in the education of young children; free and dramatic interpretation of music; listening and rhythmic activity; and rhythm instruments. Designed for elementary school teachers.

Nursing (NURS)

  • 110—Self-Care Behaviors. (3) Introduction and exploration of concepts, skills, techniques, and strategies that influence self-awareness, thinking, motivation, and self-care behaviors.
  • 212—Evolution of Nursing Science. (3) Examination of development of nursing as a scientific discipline.

Philosophy (PHIL)

  • 102—Introduction to Philosophy. (3) An introduction to the main problems of philosophy and its methods of inquiry, analysis, and criticism. Works of important philosophers will be read. Honors section offered.
  • 110—Introduction to Logic I. (3) The nature of arguments; fallacies, criteria, and techniques of valid deductive inference; applications. Honors section offered.
  • 111—Introduction to Logic II. (3) Inductive and decision-making arguments, and criteria of acceptability for them. Honors section offered.
  • 201—History of Ancient Philosophy. (3) An introduction to the development of philosophy in the ancient world through study of the works of representative philosophers. PHIL 202 may be taken prior to this course.
  • 202—History of Modern Philosophy. (3) An introduction to the development of philosophic thought since the Renaissance through the study of the works of important philosophers. The chief emphasis is on the 17th and 18th centuries.
  • 212—Conflicting Images of Man. (3) Conflicting images of man in contemporary philosophy, literature, psychology, and religion and an evaluation of these images as norms for human conduct and social policy. Particular attention will be given to existentialist, Marxist, behaviorist, and mystical images of man.
  • 314—Social and Political Philosophy. (3) {=POLI 300} An examination of modern political philosophers, their responses to political, social, economic, and legal concepts, and the issues concerning liberties and rights in the authority- individual relationship.
  • 325—Philosophy of Education. (3) A critical examination of the theories of education of such philosophers as Plato, Rousseau, Dewey, Newman, and Whitehead. Emphasis is on the development of a philosophy of higher education.
  • 399—Independent Study. (3-9) Contract approved by instructor, advisor, and department chair is required for undergraduate students.

Physical Education (PEDU)

Fitness and Conditioning

  • 104—Personal Fitness and Weight Control. (1) Advanced techniques for controlling weight and improving fitness through exercise, lectures, and self-evaluation.
  • 105Weight Training. (1) Fundamentals of progressive resistance exercise training.
  • 107—Aerobic Dance. (1) Cardiorespiratory fitness, flexibility, and coordination through continuous rhythmical movements.

Sport

  • 113—Bowling. (1) Fundamental skills and techniques of bowling.

Dance and Rhythms

  • 162Beginning Modern Dance. {=THSP 274} (1) Fundamental skills and terminology.
  • 174Social Dance. (1) Fundamental skills and terminology.

Outdoor Activities

  • 182—Backpacking. (1) Living in the out-of-doors; gear selection, map and compass reading, backpacking, hiking, and camping.
  • 187Rock Climbing. (1) Fundamentals of rock and mountain climbing including gear selection and use, knots and rope management, anchoring systems, belaying, rappelling, climbing techniques, and safety considerations.

Physical Education Major Courses

  • 263—Introduction to Athletic Training. (3) Introduction to the historical evolution of athletic training with an emphasis on program development including; basic athletic training principles/skills associated with common sports injuries/illnesses.
  • 275—Functional Musculoskeletal Anatomy. (3) Knowledge and skill of orthopedic anatomy relative to muscle, ligament, and tendon origin, insertion, innervation, and action.

Physics and Astronomy

Astronomy (ASTR)

  • 111—Descriptive Astronomy I. (3) The universe: physical processes and methods of study. Lectures, demonstrations, and laboratory experience. Designed primarily for the non-science major. Offered as a self-paced, mastery-oriented course at the Columbia campus.
  • 111A—Descriptive Astronomy IA. (1) (Prereq or coreq: ASTR 111) Topics from ASTR 111 studied in greater depth.
  • 112—Descriptive Astronomy II. (3) (Prereq or coreq: ASTR 111) Selected areas from ASTR 111 studied in greater depth. Includes laboratory experience.
  • 211A—Descriptive Astronomy IIA. (1) (Prereq or coreq: ASTR 111A) Topics from ASTR 111/211 studied in greater depth. Laboratory experience required of students who have not completed ASTR 111.

Physics (PHYS)

  • 101—The Physics of How Things Work I. (3) A practical introduction to physics and science in everyday life--from concrete examples to basic physical principles.
  • 101L—The Physics of How Things Work I Lab. (1) (Prereq or coreq: PHYS 101) Experiments, exercises, and demonstrations to accompany PHYS 101.
  • 102—The Physics of How Things Work II. (3) (Prereq: PHYS 101) A continuation of PHYS 101 with emphasis on electricity, magnetism, optics, and atomic principles.
  • 102L—The Physics of How Things Work II Lab. (1) (Prereq or coreq: PHYS 102) Experiments, exercises, and demonstrations to accompany PHYS 102.
  • 201—General Physics I. (3) (Prereq: MATH 115, or MATH 122, or equivalent) First part of an introductory course sequence. Topics include mechanics, wave motion, sound, and heat. No previous background in physics is assumed.
  • 201L—General Physics Laboratory I. (1) (Prereq or coreq: PHYS 201)
  • 202—General Physics II. (3) (Prereq: PHYS 201) Continuation of PHYS 201; includes electromagnetism, relativity, quantum physics, atomic and nuclear physics.
  • 202L—General Physics Laboratory II. (1) (Prereq or coreq: PHYS 202)
  • 211—Essentials of Physics I. (3) (Prereq: MATH 141; coreq: PHYS 211L) Classical mechanics and wave motion. Calculus-level course for students of science and engineering.
  • 211L—Essentials of Physics I Lab. (1) (Prereq or coreq: PHYS 211 or PHYS 301)
  • 212—Essentials of Physics II. (3) (Prereq: PHYS 211 and MATH 142; coreq: PHYS 212L) Classical electromagnetism and optics.
  • 212L—Essentials of Physics II Lab. (1) (Prereq or coreq: PHYS 212 or PHYS 302)
  • 399—Independent Study. (3-6) Contract approved by instructor, advisor, and department chair is required for undergraduate students.

Political Science (POLI)

Students should select courses including pre-major courses appropriate to their degree program.

  • 201—American National Government. (3) The formation and development of the national government, its organization and powers.
  • 300—Social and Political Philosophy. (3) An overview of the major themes in political philosophy such as the nature of politics, obligation, community, representation, freedom, equality, and justice.
  • 302—Classical and Medieval Political Theory. (3) Political theories from the Greeks to the Renaissance.
  • 303—Modern Political Theory. (3) Political theories from the Renaissance to the 19th century.
  • 304—Contemporary Political Theory. (3) Nineteenth- and 20th-century political theories.
  • 315—International Relations. (3) International political behavior and institutions.
  • 399A—Independent Study in Political Science. (1-6) (Prereq: prior approval of and individualized contract by the director of undergraduate studies in political science and the instructor who will supervise the project)
  • 399B—Independent Study in International Studies. (1-6) (Prereq: prior approval of an individualized contract by the director of undergraduate studies in international studies and the instructor who will supervise the project)

Psychology (PSYC)

  • 101—Introduction to Psychology. (3) An introduction to and survey of the basic concepts and findings within the field of psychology.
  • 103—Psychology of Adjustment. (3) Introduction to theories and processes underlying and facilitating human adjustment in the community, family, and workplace.
  • 226—Research Methods in Psychology. (3) (Prereq: PSYC 101 or SCCC 130) Basic principles and methodology.
  • 227—Psychological Statistics. (3) (Prereq: PSYC 226 and MATH 111 or placement out of MATH 111) Introduction to statistical methods essential for psychological research.
  • 228—Laboratory in Psychology. (2) (Prereq: PSYC 226 and 227) Laboratory in psychology in which research methods and statistical methods are integrated. One lecture and one two-hour laboratory per week.
  • 300—Human Sexual Behavior. (3) Psychological, physiological, and sociological factors of human sexual behavior and attitudes.
  • 310—Psychology of Women. {=WOST 310} (3) Women’s experiences: childhood and adolescence, work, family, cultural images, adjustment, and social change.
  • 370—Psychology of Consciousness. (3) Theories, controversies, and research findings on the nature of various states of consciousness; topics such as sleep/dreams, hypnosis, drug-induced states, and psychic phenomena.
  • 399—Independent Study. (1-6) (Prereq: PSYC 101 and consent of instructor) Closely supervised project or research experience in psychology. Approved contract required. May be repeated for up to 6 credits. Not for psychology major credit.
  • 400—Survey of Learning and Memory. (3) (Prereq: PSYC 101 or SCCC 130) Research and applications concerning the acquisition of new behavior and knowledge, including accounts based on classical and instrumental conditioning and on information-processing models.
  • 410—Survey of Abnormal Psychology. (3) (Prereq: PSYC 101 or SCCC 130) Covers the classification, diagnosis, etiological theories, and treatments of the major mental and emotional disorders.
  • 420—Survey of Developmental Psychology. (3) (Prereq: PSYC 101 or EDPY 335 or SCCC 130) Psychological development from conception to late adulthood. Topics include physical, cognitive, and social processes associated with development at each stage of the life cycle.
  • 430—Survey of Social Psychology. (3) (Prereq: PSYC 101 or SCCC 130) Introduction to theory and research in social psychology from a psychological viewpoint. Topics include social perception, social cognition, attitudes, interpersonal relationships, aggression, prosocial behavior, and group processes.
  • 440—Survey of Personality. (3) (Prereq: PSYC 101 or SCCC 130) Covers the major theories and research on personality and the dynamics of human motivation.
  • 450—Sensation and Perception. (3) (Prereq: PSYC 101 or SCCC 130) Processing of information from the environment. Physiological, physical, psychological, and contextual determinants of perception.
  • 460—Physiological Psychology. (3) (Prereq: PSYC 101 or SCCC 130) The neurochemical and neuroanatomical bases of behavior ranging from the reflex to schizophrenia.
  • 520—Psychology of Child Development. (3) (Prereq: PSYC 420 or consent of instructor) Examination of development from conception through older childhood. Specific cognitive and social processes will be given in-depth study.
  • 521—Psychology of Adolescence. (3) (Prereq: PSYC 420 or consent of instructor) Theories and research examining social, emotional, and intellectual development in adolescence. Explores influence of family, peer, school, and cultural contexts.
  • 522—Psychology of Early and Middle Adulthood. (3) (Prereq: PSYC 420 or consent of instructor) Developmental changes in abilities, personality, and behavior which occur between adolescence and old age.
  • 523—Psychology of Aging. (3) (Prereq: PSYC 420 or consent of instructor) Psychological, social, and biological phenomena associated with maturity and aging.

Religious Studies (RELG)

  • 111—Biblical History and Literature. (3) A brief introduction to contemporary study of the Bible; its historical background, writing, and transmission; its principal persons, events, and ideas; and their significance for the present time.
  • 115—Religion in America. (3) Communities, persons, themes, and events which have helped to shape the religious climate in America; with emphasis on Christian communities.
  • 202—Introduction to Reason and Faith. (3) Historical and systematic introduction to theology; the search for balance between belief and reason; contemporary developments.
  • 203—Comparative Religion. (3) The religious experience of varied persons and groups, East and West, in traditional and contemporary settings.

Completion of at least one of the 100- or 200-level courses is prerequisite for registration in any of the following advanced courses:

  • 301—Old Testament. (3) A critical study of the literature of the Old Testament emphasizing its historical development and meaning in the life of ancient Israel.
  • 302—New Testament. (3) A historical and critical study of the origin, structure, and transmission of the New Testament writings and their meaning in the life and thought of the early Church; emphasis is placed on the life, teaching, and significance of Jesus and Paul—both for their day and for ours.
  • 311—The Mission and Message of Jesus. (3) An analysis of the historical and social setting of the Gospels designed to afford the student a fuller understanding of Jesus and his mission.
  • 312—The Life and Letters of Paul. (3) A critical study in the life and thought of Paul, his letters to the early Christian churches, his role in the expansion of the Christian movement, and his continuing influence today.
  • 313—The Johannine Literature. (3) The Gospel of John, the Johannine letters, and the Revelation of John are considered against both the background of first century history and their theological relevance in our time; emphasis on major Johannine themes and, in the case of Revelation, the apocalyptic movement in general.
  • 330—Faith, Doubt, and God. (3) Judeo-Christian views of God; modern criticism and contemporary responses.
  • 332—Christian Theology. (3) Basic Christian teachings concerning God, creation, sin, the person and work of Christ, and life after death.
  • 381—History of Judaism: The Ages of the Bible and the Talmud. [= HIST 383] (3) The Jewish people, 1800 B.C.–A.D. 500, and the religious, cultural, and political factors involved as they created and lost a nation and developed a religion.

Sociology (SOCY)

Note: SOCY 101 is prerequisite to all other sociology courses.

  • 101—Introductory Sociology. (3) An introduction to sociological facts and principles: an analysis of group-making processes and products.
  • 305—Sociology of the Family. {=WOST 305} (3) Sociological perspectives related to various aspects of family behaviors, roles, and values.
  • 309—An Introduction to Social Inequality. (3) A sociological analysis of the distribution of wealth and income in selected societies.
  • 312—Bureaucracy and Modern Society. (3) Bureaucracies in the public and private sector, their internal dynamics and relationship to the social environment.
  • 323—Sociology of Deviant Behavior. (3) Theories, methodology, and substantive issues in the study of social deviance.
  • 340—Introduction to Social Problems. (3) Normative dissensus and behavioral deviance in society, and their consequences for social change and social order. Problems may include: mental disorders, juvenile delinquency, crime, drug abuse, alcoholism, suicide, sexual pathology, race and ethnic relations, world population crises, and work problems.
  • 350—Sociology of Delinquent Youth Behavior. [=CRJU 351] (3) Social factors in the development, identification, and treatment of delinquents.
  • 351—Urban Sociology. (3) Analysis of urban trends, characteristics, and functions of cities with reference to the social psychological factors in urban living. Attention is directed to the emergence of urbanism in the United States, with particular reference to the Southern region, and to institutions, problems, and city planning.
  • 353—Sociology of Crime. [=CRJU 341] (3) Social factors in the development, identification, and treatment of criminals.
  • 355—Minority Group Relations. (3) Theories, methods, and substantive issues in the study of majority-minority group relations and social processes, and cultural orientations associated with racial and ethnic differentiation.

Statistics (STAT)

  • 110—Introduction to Descriptive Statistics. (3) Computational and graphical techniques for organizing and presenting statistical data. Sample mean and sample variance, cross tabulation of categorical data, correlation and simple linear regression, quality control charts, statistical software.
  • 201—Elementary Statistics. (3) (Prereq: MATH 111 or 115 or STAT 110, or consent of department) An introductory course in the fundamentals of modern statistical methods. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability, random sampling, tests of hypothesis, estimation, simple linear regression, and correlation.

Theatre (THEA)

  • 170—Fundamentals of Acting. (3) An introduction to the craft of acting that explores Stanislavski's techniques through nonverbal and scripted scene work.
  • 172—Basic Stage Makeup. (1) The study and application of the principles of the art of makeup for the theatre.
  • 200—Understanding and Appreciation of Theatre. (3) An introduction to the understanding and appreciation of theatrical experience. Attendance at theatrical performances required.
  • 340—Literature and Performance. {=SPCH 340} (3) Introduction to the study of literature through performance; reading, analysis, and performance of prose, poetry, nonfiction, and drama.
  • 370—Intermediate Acting. (3) (Prereq: THEA 170) A continuation of THEA 170.

University (UNIV)

  • 101—The Student in the University. (3) The purposes of higher education and potential roles of the student within the university. Open to freshmen. Also open to other undergraduate students in their first semester of enrollment.

Women’s and Gender Studies (WGST)

  • 111—Women in Culture. (3) A humanistic perspective of the images, roles, and contributions of women in historical, literary, religious, social, political, philosophical, and artistic contexts, to include contemporary issues.
  • 112—Women in Society. (3) A social science perspective of women in psychological, sociological, historical, anthropological, economic, and political contexts; the changing roles, images, and institutions.
  • 113—Women and Their Bodies in Health and Disease. (3) Basic functioning of the female body; effects of society on processes of health and disease. Not for natural sciences credit.
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