Aug 15, 2022  
2020-2021 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Art

  
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    ART 225 - Ceramics I


    An introduction to the tools, processes and aesthetics of ceramics. Provides students with hands-on experience and understandings of the characteristics and demands of the medium of ceramics using basic hand building and/or throwing methods for the expression of ideas and feeling. Students will learn basic hand building and/or throwing techniques to design, make and decorate vessels and other ceramic objects.

    General Education Requirements: Artistic and Creative Expression

    Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

    Credits: 3
  
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    ART 230 - Painting I


    Painting in oil or acrylic paint. Fundamentals of color mixing, paint application, composition and expressive content. Lab 6.

    Prerequisites: ART 110, ART 120, ART 200.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

    Credits: 3
  
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    ART 240 - Printmaking I


    The fundamentals of printmaking covering monoprinting and intaglio. Emphasis on technical, aesthetic, conceptual and expressive development. Lab 6.

    Prerequisites: ART 110, ART 120, ART 200.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

    Credits: 3
  
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    ART 250 - Graphic Design I


    Explores the principles of applied design as used in the production of brochures, catalogues, magazines, newspapers, etc. Exercises in type, layout and issues of technology will be covered. Lab 6.

    Prerequisites: ART 110 or permission.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

    Credits: 3
  
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    ART 270 - Digital Art I


    An introduction to two-dimensional digital art. Includes professional 2D and related software, input/output options and image creation and editing. Emphasizes using the tools for the production of fine art.

    General Education Requirements: Artistic and Creative Expression

    Prerequisites: ART 110 or permission.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall and Spring

    Credits: 3
  
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    ART 320 - Sculpture II


    A thematic and process approach to exploring concepts allowing students to pursue selected individual projects. Introduction to additional materials and techniques.

    Prerequisites: ART 220.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

    Credits: 3
  
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    ART 330 - Painting II


    Further development of painting concepts with emphasis on the characteristics of materials. Individual investigations of technical and expressive issues. Lab 6.

    Prerequisites: ART 230.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

    Credits: 3
  
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    ART 340 - Printmaking II


    Continued explorations in printmaking with emphasis on color and multi-plate color printing. Lithography will be covered. Intaglio, monoprinting, relief and other printmaking media will be studied on a rotating basis. Lab 6.

    Prerequisites: ART 240.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

    Credits: 3
  
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    ART 350 - Graphic Design II


    Continued study of graphic design. Lab 6.

    Prerequisites: ART 250 or permission.

    Course Typically Offered: Not Regularly Offered

    Credits: 3
  
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    ART 360 - Topics in Studio Art


    Selected topics surveying particular media, thematic content or contemporary issues.  Specific topics will vary from semester to semester.  Course may satisfy level II requirements in painting, printmaking or sculpture.  May be repeated for credit.

    Prerequisites: permission of instructor.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Credits: 3
  
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    ART 370 - Digital Art II


    A focus on the creation of two-dimensional and three-dimensional time-based digital art, including both narrative and abstract forms. Teaches the necessary technological learning within the context of artistic creation, professional practices, cultural framing, and critical theory.

    General Education Requirements:  Artistic and Creative Expression

    Prerequisites: ART 270 or permission.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

    Credits: 3
  
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    ART 397 - Independent Study in Studio Art


    Advanced independent study and research in studio art or related areas. Projects must be designed by the student and approved by the designated instructor.

    Prerequisites: The highest level course in the subject area. Junior or senior standing and permission of instructor.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Credits: Ar
  
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    ART 398 - Directed Study in Studio Art


    Advanced study and research in studio art or related areas directed by a faculty member.

    Prerequisites: The highest level course in the subject area. Junior or senior standing and permission of instructor.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

    Credits: Ar
  
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    ART 420 - Sculpture III


    Individual and group collaborative projects working with site specific sculpture or installations. Emphasis on process including scale models and other considerations for final presentation for jurying. Prepares artists, engineers, architects in universal commission procedures. Field trips to research existing projects may be included in this course. Repeatable for credit when the student takes it with different media.  Lab 6.

    Prerequisites: ART 320 or permission.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

    Credits: 3
  
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    ART 430 - Painting III


    Guided study in painting stressing individual growth through special projects. Emphasis on conceptual as well as technical development. May be repeated for credit. Lab 6.

    Prerequisites: ART 330.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

    Credits: 3
  
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    ART 440 - Printmaking III


    Continued study of printmaking through a variety and choice of printmaking media. Emphasis on conceptual as well as technical development. May be repeated for credit. Lab 6.

    Prerequisites: ART 340.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

    Credits: 3
  
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    ART 460 - Topics in Studio Art


    Advanced study of selected topics surveying particular media, thematic content or contemporary issues. Specific topics will vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit. Lab 6.

    Prerequisites: Senior standing or permission of instructor.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Credits: 3
  
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    ART 496 - Field Experience in Art


    Students engaged in professional activities related to their area of study may apply for supervision and credit for the project.

    Prerequisites: Senior standing or permission.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

    Credits: Ar
  
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    ART 497 - Independent Study in Studio Art


    Advanced independent study and research in studio art or related areas. Projects must be designed by the student and approved by the designated instructor.

    Prerequisites: the highest level course in the subject area and ART 397. Senior standing and permission of instructor.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Credits: Ar
  
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    ART 498 - Directed Study in Studio Art


    Advanced study and research in studio art or related areas directed by a faculty member.

    Prerequisites: the highest level course in the subject area and ART 398. Senior standing and permission of instructor.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

    Credits: Ar
  
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    ART 499 - Studio Art Senior Capstone


    A capstone course for studio art majors which requires the synthesis of all previous course work and focuses on the development of essential professional practices in the visual arts.

    General Education Requirements: Capstone Experience and Writing Intensive Requirements.

    Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall

    Credits: 3

Art Education

  
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    AED 270 - Introduction to Visual Culture and Learning


    An introduction to visual culture and its relationship to the development and maintenance of human knowledge and experience. Students will explore and gain insight into diverse forms of visual culture, including those different from and similar to their own cultural experiences; and will become aware of the relationship between visual culture and the theory and practice of contemporary education as it takes place within the contexts of schools, museums and other community-based settings. Developed primarily for Art Education, Museum Education and Community Practice students.

    Prerequisites: Art Education Majors with a minimum of sophomore standing and ART 100, ART 110, ART 120, ART 200, ARH 155, and ARH 156 - or permission of the instructor.

    Course Typically Offered: Variable

    Credits: 3
  
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    AED 371 - Methods and Materials in Art Education


    Introduction to instructional methods and strategies in art education. Exploration, development and evaluation of approaches to teaching, teaching and learning styles, educational materials, media and technologies. Art education majors or art certification students only. Lec 3.

    Prerequisites: EHD 201 & EHD 203; 21 credits in Studio Art; 12 credits in Art History; 15 credits of General Education requirements.

    Corequisites: AED 373.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall

    Credits: 3
  
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    AED 372 - Foundations of Art Education


    Includes historical, philosophical, political, psychological and sociological foundations of art education; theories of child art; and critical examination of current research, trends and issues in art education. Art education majors or art certification students only. Lec 3.

    General Education Requirements: Writing Intensive

    Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or higher; AED Major; ART 100, ART 110, ART 120, ART 200, ARH 155 and ARH 156

    Course Typically Offered: Spring

    Credits: 3
  
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    AED 373 - Introduction to Curriculum


    Introduction to art curricula strategies and development. Includes instructional planning, lesson writing and organization, and practicum experience. Lec 2, Lab 1.

    Prerequisites: AED Majors or Certification Students

    Corequisites: AED 371

    Course Typically Offered: Fall

    Credits: 3
  
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    AED 473 - Advanced Curriculum in Art Education


    An examination of current theory, research and practice pertaining to curriculum development in art education. Including an exploration of traditional and innovative approaches to curriculum development in art education, problems and issues relevant to art curricula design and implementation, critical examination of existing curricula, and practice in developing and evaluating art curricula. Art education majors, art certification students or by instructor’s permission only. Lec 3.

    Prerequisites: AED 371, AED 372 and AED 373 or permission.

    Course Typically Offered: Spring

    Credits: 3
  
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    AED 474 - SL: Topics in Art Education


    Seminar in advanced research and practice in art education and related areas. Specific topic to be announced. This course has been designated as a UMaine Service-Learning course.

    Prerequisites: Permission

    Course Typically Offered: Spring

    Credits: 3
  
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    AED 496 - Field Experience in Art Education


    Students involved in pre-professional activities with art education in schools or community agencies may apply for supervision and credit for the project.

    Prerequisites: AED 371, AED 372, AED 373 and permission.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

    Credits: 1
  
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    AED 497 - Independent Study in Art Education


    Advanced projects, readings, or seminars in art education. Topic and form of study to be determined by student in consultation with faculty member.

    Prerequisites: AED 371, AED 372, AED 373 or equivalents and permission.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

    Credits: 1
  
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    AED 498 - Directed Study in Art Education


    Advanced projects, readings, or seminars in art education. Topic and form of study to be determined by student in consultation with faculty member.

    Prerequisites: AED 371, AED 372, AED 373 or equivalents and permission.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

    Credits: Ar

Art History

  
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    ARH 100 - Art and Human Experience


    An exploration of the relationships between art and human experience as they exist within historical, cross-cultural and contemporary contexts. Focus is on specific areas of human experience as they intersect with the creation, understanding and use of visual artifacts.

    General Education Requirements: Cultural Diversity and International Perspectives and Artistic and Creative Expression

    Prerequisites: Non-art majors only.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

    Credits: 3
  
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    ARH 155 - Art and Visual Culture in the Ancient and Medieval Worlds


    Introductory survey of painting, sculpture, architecture, and forms of visual and material culture in their various contexts from the Paleolithic and Ancient Worlds to the end of the Middle Ages.

    General Education Requirements: Western Cultural Tradition, Cultural Diversity and International Perspectives and Artistic and Creative Expression

    Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

    Credits: 3
  
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    ARH 156 - Art and Visual Culture in the Modern Era


    Introductory survey of painting, sculpture, architecture, and other forms of visual and material culture in their various contexts from the Renaissance to the present.

    General Education Requirements: Western Cultural Tradition and Artistic and Creative Expression

    Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

    Credits: 3
  
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    ARH 252 - Mediterranean Medieval Art and Architecture


    An in-depth survey of the art and architecture of the Mediterranean world, including Southern Europe, the Mid-East and northern Africa, from the first decades through the fourteenth century, examines how diverse Christian and Islamic cultures built upon the strong legacy of the Classical world. The unique artistic visions of each region spawned cross-cultural developments, facilitated by the relative ease of movement that the Mediterranean permitted.

    General Education Requirements: Western Cultural Tradition, Artistic and Creative Expression and Cultural Diversity and International Perspectives

    Prerequisites: ARH 155 or permission.

    Course Typically Offered: Variable

    Credits: 3
  
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    ARH 253 - Northern European Medieval Art and Architecture


    Surveys the art and architecture of the major civilizations of Northern Europe that developed there from the fourth century through the fifteenth, including the Carolingian, Ottonian, Romanesque and Gothic eras, focusing upon the diversity of particular cultural identities and their interrelationships among one another and the Mediterranean cultures with which they interacted. Offered in 3-year rotation.

    General Education Requirements: Western Cultural Tradition and Cultural Diversity and International Perspectives

    Prerequisites: ARH 155 or permission.

    Course Typically Offered: Variable

    Credits: 3
  
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    ARH 255 - Italian Renaissance Art


    Survey of the major works of painting, sculpture and architecture of the Italian Renaissance in their historical context from the 13th century to the early 16th century.

    General Education Requirements: Western Cultural Tradition, Cultural Diversity and International Perspectives and Artistic and Creative Expression

    Prerequisites: ARH 156 or permission.

    Course Typically Offered: Variable

    Credits: 3
  
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    ARH 257 - Northern Renaissance Art


    Survey of the art of the Netherlands, France, Spain, and Germany in its historical context from Late Gothic of the 14th century to Mannerism of the 16th century.

    General Education Requirements: Western Cultural Tradition, Cultural Diversity and International Perspectives and Artistic and Creative Expression

    Prerequisites: ARH 156 or permission.

    Course Typically Offered: Variable

    Credits: 3
  
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    ARH 258 - Baroque Art and Architecture


    Surveys the art and architecture of the Baroque era in Southern and Northern Europe, along with their settlements in the Americas, focus on the major shifts in the European world outlook. The course investigates how the art of the period reflects the rise of strong national identities, radically shifting political powers, growing colonialism around the globe, religious reformation and increased interests in empirical knowledge and scientific inquiry.

    General Education Requirements: Western Cultural Tradition, Cultural Diversity and International Perspectives and Artistic and Creative Expression

    Prerequisites: ARH 156 or permission.

    Course Typically Offered: Variable

    Credits: 3
  
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    ARH 261 - Nineteenth-Century European Art


    This topical survey of European visual arts from 1700 to 1900 looks to the broader political, social and cultural contexts of the era.  This class considers movements in art from Romanticism to Symbolism and Post-Impressionism.

    General Education Requirements: Western Cultural Tradition and the Artistic and Creative Expression

    Prerequisites: ARH 156.

    Course Typically Offered: Variable

    Credits: 3
  
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    ARH 262 - Early Modern Art: From Fauvism to Surrealism


    In a thematic consideration of art and its related concepts from 1900 to 1945, this course places particular emphasis on the notions of modernity and the diversity of artistic forms that the period spawned. Lec 3.

    Prerequisites: ARH 156 or permission.

    Course Typically Offered: Variable

    Credits: 3
  
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    ARH 263 - Late Modern Art: From Abstract Expressionism Through New Forms


    This thematic course considers art forms and conceptual developments from the mid-Twentieth century through the middle of the 1970’s. It places particular emphasis on the expanding nature of the work of art and the changing role, place and function of the artist during the period. Lec 3.

    Prerequisites: ARH 156 or permission.

    Course Typically Offered: Variable

    Credits: 3
  
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    ARH 264 - Themes and Issues in Contemporary Art


    Surveys the major topical themes in Western and non-western art from ca. 1980 to the present (including identity and body politics, globalization, the environment, millennialism, and violence and terror).  The course also examines the theoretical discourses and “issues” - raised by artists, art historians, critics, philosophers, and politicians - that attend visual representation during this period.  Among those “issues” are postmodern discourse, the politics of display, the art market, and notions of originality and ownership.  Various media are examined, including painting, printmaking, photography, video, film, and digital forms.

    General Education Requirements: Artistic and Creative Expression and Western Cultural Tradition

    Prerequisites: ARH 156 or permission.

    Course Typically Offered: Variable

    Credits: 3
  
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    ARH 265 - American Art


    Survey of painting, sculpture, architecture, and other forms of visual and material culture in the United States from 1776-1945.

    General Education Requirements: Western Cultural Tradition and Artistic and Creative Expression

    Prerequisites: ARH 156

    Course Typically Offered: Variable

    Credits: 3
  
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    ARH 270 - Topical Survey in History of Art


     

    Surveys the historical artifacts and monuments of culture not covered by the regular rotation of Department offerings, such as those by African, Asian or Pre-Columbian peoples. Students may repeat this course for credit to study different cultures.

    General Education Requirements: Social Contexts and Institutions, Cultural Diversity and International Perspectives and Artistic and Creative Expression

    Course Typically Offered: Variable

    Credits: 3

  
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    ARH 360 - Topics in Art History


    Identifies and develops a particular topic within the field of History of Art not covered by traditional notions of period, geographic identity, or style. Specific topics will vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit.  

    General Education Requirements: Writing Intensive Requirement.

    Prerequisites: Any 200 level ARH course or permission.

    Course Typically Offered: Variable

    Credits: 3
  
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    ARH 369 - Film and Video Theory Seminar


    Topics in film and video theory, with attention to their critical language, philosophical underpinnings, and social contexts, worked through in terms of select examples. Students define their own research projects, work with them over the course of the semester, present them within the forum of the seminar, and develop them as major papers. Topics vary each semester. May be repeated for credit.

    General Education Requirements: Artistic and Creative Expression, Cultural Diversity and International Perspectives and Writing Intensive

    Course Typically Offered: Variable

    Credits: 3
  
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    ARH 397 - Independent Study in Art History


    Advanced independent study or research and writing projects in the history of art and related areas.

    Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing and permission.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

    Credits: Ar
  
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    ARH 398 - Directed Study in Art History


    Advanced independent study or research and writing projects in the history of art and related areas.

    Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing and permission.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

    Credits: Ar
  
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    ARH 451 - Art Theory and Criticism


    Examination and discussion of aesthetic theory and its relationship to the visual arts; study of a wide range of ideas in the development of aesthetic thought with primary emphasis on contemporary theory; application of theoretical systems in the critical analysis of a work of art.

    General Education Requirements: Western Cultural Tradition and Writing Intensive

    Prerequisites: Any 200 level ARH course or permission

    Course Typically Offered: Variable

    Credits: 3
  
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    ARH 452 - Critical Methods in History of Art


    This seminar immerses students within the historiography of History of Art, making them familiar with the philosophical underpinnings, historical context, rhetorical tones, critical vocabularies and intended goals of each investigative strategy. The exploration of the various methodological approaches that the field has supported includes: Connoisseurship, Iconography, Reception Theory, Marxism, Feminism, Deconstruction, Visual Linguistics and perhaps other emerging schemes.

    General Education Requirements: Western Cultural Tradition and Writing Intensive

    Prerequisites: Any 200 level ARH course or permission

    Course Typically Offered: Variable

    Credits: 3
  
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    ARH 466 - Twentieth Century Art and Architecture Seminar


    In an in-depth consideration, this seminar focuses upon the culture, period, artists or artist, or of a particular issue in the history of art and/or architecture of the twentieth century. Specific topics vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit.

    General Education Requirements: Western Cultural Tradition and Writing Intensive

    Prerequisites: ARH 261 or ARH 262 or ARH 263 or ARH 264 or ARH 265

    Course Typically Offered: Variable

    Credits: 3
  
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    ARH 492 - Baroque Research Seminar


    Addresses focused topics within the field of Baroque History of Art such as the development of genre painting, the rise of viewer engagement, visions of the New World, etc. Students define their own research projects, work with them over the course of the semester, present them within the forum of the seminar and develop them as major papers. May be repeated for credit. 

    General Education Requirements: Western Cultural Tradition, Artistic and Creative Expression and the Writing Intensive

    Prerequisites: ARH 251, or ARH 252, or ARH 253, or ARH 255, or ARH 256, or ARH 258, or Permission

    Course Typically Offered: Variable

    Credits: 3
  
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    ARH 493 - Medieval Research Seminar


    Focus on special topics selected by the instructor in the field of Medieval History of Art. Students will define and research their own individual projects, present them within the forum of the seminar, with the aim of delivering them at a professional conference and bring them to fruition as publishable papers. May be repeated for credit.

    General Education Requirements: Western Cultural Tradition, Cultural Diversity and International Perspectives, Artistic and Creative Expression and Writing Intensive

    Prerequisites: ARH 251, or ARH 252, or ARH 253, or ARH 255, or ARH 256, or ARH 258, or Permission

    Course Typically Offered: Variable

    Credits: 3
  
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    ARH 494 - Renaissance Research Seminar


    Focus on special topics selected by the instructor in the field of Renaissance History of Art. Students will define and research their own individual projects, present them within the forum of the seminar, with the aim of delivering them at a professional conference and bring them to fruition as publishable papers. May be repeated for credit.

    General Education Requirements: Western Cultural Tradition, Cultural Diversity and International Perspectives, Artistic and Creative Expression and Writing Intensive

    Prerequisites: ARH 251, or ARH 252, or ARH 253, or ARH 255, or ARH 256, or ARH 258, or Permission

    Course Typically Offered: Variable

    Credits: 3
  
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    ARH 495 - Modern/Post-Modern Seminar


    An advanced examination of major theoretical tendencies in modern and contemporary visual art, this seminar stresses connections with the other arts and various conceptual frames, such as Marxism, existentialism, structuralism and post-structuralism. Entails intensive reading, research and writing on selected topics that vary semester to semester. May be repeated for credit.

    General Education Requirements:  Western Cultural Tradition and Writing Intensive

    Prerequisites: ARH 261 or ARH 262 or ARH 263 or ARH 264 or ARH 265

    Course Typically Offered: Variable

    Credits: 3
  
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    ARH 496 - Field Experience in Art History


    Students engaged in professional activities related to their area of study may apply for supervision and credit for the project.

    Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing and permission. 

    Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Credits: Ar
  
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    ARH 497 - Independent Study in Art History


    Advanced independent study or research and writing projects in the history of art and related areas.

    Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing and permission.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Credits: Ar
  
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    ARH 498 - Directed Study in Art History


    Advanced directed study or research and writing projects in the history of art and related areas.

    Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing and permission.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

    Credits: Ar
  
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    ARH 499 - Capstone Experience in History of Art


    As a guided practicum, this course will have senior majors draw from the full breadth of their undergraduate experiences in the History of Art. Requires students to research a focused project developed from primary source materials, in an investigation that will result in a professional presentation, namely a publishable paper, a public lecture, a museum show or an equivalent.

    General Education Requirements:  Capstone

    Prerequisites: Permission.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

    Credits: 3

Astronomy

  
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    AST 109 - Introduction to Astronomy


    A descriptive survey of astronomy including contemporary views of the universe. Topics include the solar system, stars, galaxies, black holes, quasars, and cosmology. May be taken without AST 110.

    General Education Requirements:  Applications of Scientific Knowledge when taken without AST 110.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Credits: 3
  
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    AST 110 - Introduction to Astronomy Laboratory


    Laboratory and observational exercises to accompany AST 109.  Lab 2.

    General Education Requirements: Together with AST 109, this course satisfies the General Education Lab in the Basic or Applied Sciences Requirement.

    Corequisites: AST 109

    Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Credits: 1
  
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    AST 221 - Planetary Systems


    A more detailed introduction to astronomy and astrophysics than AST 109 covering solar system astronomy including celestial mechanics, astronomical coordinate systems, Kepler’s laws, and the sun.

    Prerequisites: MAT 127,  a grade of C- or better in either PHY 112 or PHY 122 or permission.

    Course Typically Offered: Variable

    Credits: 3
  
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    AST 227 - Stars and Galaxies


    An introduction to one or more of: stars, galaxies, quasars, and/or cosmology. Not given every year. This course is independent of AST 221 which is not a prerequisite.

    Prerequisites: MAT 127,  a grade of C- or better in either PHY 112 or PHY 122 or permission.

    Course Typically Offered: Variable

    Credits: 3
  
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    AST 451 - Astrophysics


    Application of the principles of physics to selected topics in the study of cosmogony, stellar evolution and dynamics, interstellar processes, the formation and evolution of galaxies, and cosmology.

    Prerequisites: MAT 259, a grade of C- or better in  PHY 236, PHY 451 and PHY 455 or permission

    Course Typically Offered: Variable

    Credits: 1-3
  
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    AST 497 - Topics in Astrophysics


    Selected topics in areas not already covered by regular course offerings in the Department.

    Prerequisites: permission of instructor.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Credits: 1-3

Biochemistry, Microbiology and Molecular Biology

  
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    BMB 150 - Phage Genome Discovery I


    This inquiry-driven research course provides a hands-on laboratory experience in which students isolate a novel bacteriophage from the environment and characterized the bacteriophage through experimentation. Topics covered include phage biology and bacteriology, gene structure and expression, DNA isolation, restriction digest analysis, agarose gel electrophoresis, and electron microscopy. In this writing intensive course, students will learn effective scientific writing skills through instruction and writing activities and will write a final manuscript to report their research findings.  Students also carry out activities and reflective writing assignments that simultaneously teach students both scientific content as well as personal, interpersonal, and critical-thinking skills essential to the practice of science.  (HON 150 and BMB 150 are identical courses.)

    General Education Requirements: Writing Intensive

    Prerequisites: Permission

    Course Typically Offered: Fall

    Credits: 4
  
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    BMB 155 - Genome Discovery II: From DNA to Genes


    Provides laboratory experience working on DNA sequence from a bacteriophage isolated during the previous semester.  Topics include bioinformatics, genome annotation, open reading frame and RNA identification, BLAST analysis, phylogenetics and submission to a genomic database.  In addition students will gain skills in designing and running computational experiments, reading the scientific literature, writing scientific papers, and making oral presentations.

     (HON 155 and BMB 155 are identical courses)

    Prerequisites: BMB 150 or HON 150

    Course Typically Offered: Spring

    Credits: 3

  
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    BMB 207 - Fundamentals of Chemistry


    Reviews the essentials of inorganic chemistry including measurements, elements, compounds and bond formation, chemical reactions and quantities, gasses, solutions and acid-base chemistry as they relate to biological chemistry. BMB 207 does not serve as a prerequisite for CHY 122, and is not recommended for pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-veterinary, or pre-optometry programs of study.

    General Education Requirements: Together with BMB 209, this course satisfies the General Education Lab in the Basic or Applied Sciences Requirement. Satisfies the General Education Applications of Scientific Knowledge Requirement when taken without BMB 209.

    Prerequisites: One year of high school chemistry.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall

    Credits: 3
  
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    BMB 208 - Elementary Physiological Chemistry


    Structures and properties of biological molecules, including carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nucleic acids, vitamins and hormones, composition and function of body fluids, study of digestion and metabolism. BMB 208 does not serve as a prerequisite for CHY 251, and is not recommended for pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-veterinary, or pre-optometry programs of study.

    General Education Requirements: Satisfies the General Education Applications of Scientific Knowledge requirement when taken without BMB 210.


    When taken with BMB 210, this course satisfies the General Education Lab in the Basic or Applied Sciences requirement.

    Prerequisites: BMB 207 or CHY 121.

    Course Typically Offered: Variable

    Credits: 3

  
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    BMB 209 - Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory


    Laboratory techniques in the essentials of inorganic chemistry and reactions of organic compounds presented in BMB 207. Lab 2.

    General Education Requirements: Together with BMB 207, this course satisfies the General Education Lab in the Basic or Applied Sciences Requirement.

    Prerequisites: BMB 207 or concurrently.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall

    Credits: 1
  
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    BMB 210 - Elementary Physiological Chemistry Laboratory


    Laboratory in the structure and properties of biological molecules presented in BMB 208. Lab 2.

    General Education Requirements: Together with BMB 208, this course satisfies the General Education Lab in the Basic or Applied Sciences Requirement.

    Prerequisites: BMB 208 or concurrently.  BMB 209 or equivalent.

    Course Typically Offered: Spring

    Credits: 1
  
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    BMB 221 - Organic Chemistry


    Basic theories of organic chemistry, including reactions, mechanisms and nomenclature. Emphasis on those aspects of organic chemistry which relate to biological chemistry.

    BMB 221 does not serve as a prerequisite for CHY 252 and is not recommended for pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-veterinary, or pre-optometry programs of study.

    Prerequisites: A grade of C- or better in BMB 207 and BMB 208 or CHY 121 and CHY 122

    Course Typically Offered: Fall

    Credits: 3
  
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    BMB 222 - Laboratory in Organic Chemistry


    Laboratory exercises illustrating the principles presented in BMB 221. Lab 2.

    Prerequisites:  BMB 221 or concurrent

    Course Typically Offered: Fall

    Credits: 1
  
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    BMB 240 - Microbiology for the Professional Nurse


    This course covers the basics of microbiology needed for the baccalaureate nursing students.  The course emphasizes the role of microorganisms in human health and illness.

    Prerequisites: Nursing Majors, C or better in BIO 100, and C or better in either BMB 207 and BMB 209 or in CHY 121 and CHY 123.

    Course Typically Offered: Spring

    Credits: 3
  
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    BMB 241 - Microbiology for the Professional Nurse Laboratory


    This is the laboratory component for BMB 240.  This lab introduces Nursing students to the basic techniques of microbiology including staining, culturing and identification of microorganism.  This material covered in this lab matches the content of BMB 240, Microbiology for the Professional Nurse.

    Prerequisites: BMB 240

    Course Typically Offered: Spring

    Credits: 2
  
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    BMB 280 - Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology


    An in-depth introduction to macromolecules, cell structure, metabolic processes, gene expression and molecular replication common to all organisms. Lec 3.

    Prerequisites: BIO 100 or HON 150 or BMB 150

    Course Typically Offered: Spring

    Credits: 3
  
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    BMB 300 - General Microbiology


    A basic biology course dealing with general principles as illustrated by microorganisms, in bacteria and viruses. Covers cell structure, cell metabolism, genetics, geochemical activities, and host-parasite relations. Lec 3.

    Prerequisites: 1 year of biology that includes BIO 100 or BMB 150 or HON 150 and either BIO 200, BMB 155 or HON 155, BIO 208 or BMB 280 and 1 year of chemistry that includes BMB 207,  208, 209 and 210 or CHY 121, 122, 123 and 124.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall and Summer

    Credits: 3
  
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    BMB 305 - General Microbiology Laboratory


    A laboratory study of the properties of bacteria and related microorganisms including techniques and identification. Suggested for students majoring in sciences. Lab 4.

    Prerequisites: BMB 300 or concurrently.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall & Summer

    Credits: 2
  
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    BMB 322 - Biochemistry


    A study of the properties of proteins and enzymes, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, and lipids, metabolism and energy production, replication and protein synthesis. BMB 322 and BMB 360 cannot both be taken for credit.

    Prerequisites: BMB 221 or CHY 251.

    Course Typically Offered: Spring

    Credits: 3
  
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    BMB 323 - Biochemistry Laboratory


    Laboratory exercises illustrating the principles presented in BMB 322 or BMB 360. Lab 2, Recitation 1.

     

    Course Typically Offered: Spring

    Credits: 2

  
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    BMB 360 - Biochemistry for Molecular and Biomedical Sciences


    The first major goal of BMB 360 is for students to gain an understanding of the fundamental concepts of biochemistry: properties of the key biomolecules (proteins, enzymes, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, lipids, and their building blocks) and concepts of metabolism and energy production.  The second major goal of the course is for students to strengthen their quantitative and analytical problem-solving skills; students will solve many biochemical problems in this class.  BMB 360 is geared toward the educational background and future needs of students majoring in Biochemistry, Microbiology, or Molecular and Cellular Biology. BMB 360 and BMB 322 cannot both be taken for credit.

    Prerequisites: CHY 251 and Biochemistry or Microbiology or Molecular and Cellular Biology Major

    Course Typically Offered: Spring

    Credits: 3
  
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    BMB 400 - Molecular Genetics


    The structure of DNA and of genes, and the mechanisms of gene regulation, particularly as they pertain to cell growth and differentiation. Includes a discussion of the experimental techniques used in the genetic manipulation of organisms. Lec 3.

    Prerequisites: BMB 280 and BMB 322 or BMB 360.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall

    Credits: 3
  
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    BMB 402 - Introduction to Bioinformatics


    A multidisciplinary study of fundamental biological questions through the organization, integration and analysis of increasingly large and complex datasets. Topics include primary data repositories, data integration and curation, sequence analysis methods, functional annotation, high-throughput sequence analysis workflows, statistical analysis of gene expression data, clustering methods and modeling biological networks. BMB 402 and BMB 502 cannot both be taken for credit.

    Prerequisites: BMB 280 or Permission.

    Course Typically Offered: Spring

    Credits: 3
  
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    BMB 415 - Microbiology of Historical Plagues


    This course examines the microbiological aspects of the most devastating plagues throughout the history.  Emphasis is placed on the life cycles of pathogens, methods of transmission, and the socioeconomic factors that facilitated major disease outbreaks.

    Prerequisites: A grade of C- or better in BMB 420

    Course Typically Offered: Spring

    Credits: 1
  
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    BMB 420 - Infectious Disease


    Examines medically important bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites causing human infection.  Introduces major classes of pathogens and host immunity to microbes.  Covers pathogenesis, virulence factors, clinical symptoms, transmission, epidemiology, diagnosis, prevention and treatment for individual microbes.

    Prerequisites: A grade of C- or better in BMB 300 and BMB 305

    Course Typically Offered: Spring

    Credits: 3
  
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    BMB 421 - Infectious Disease Laboratory


    Introduction to procedures used in the clinical diagnostic laboratory to identify the causative agent of human infectious diseases.

    Prerequisites: BMB 420 or concurrently.

    Course Typically Offered: Spring

    Credits: 2
  
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    BMB 430 - Bacterial Physiology


    The properties and behavior of bacteria with respect to their chemical and physical requirements for life and reproduction. Lec 3.

    Prerequisites: BMB 300 and BMB 322 or BMB 360

    Course Typically Offered: Spring, Even Years

    Credits: 3
  
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    BMB 431 - Bacterial Physiology Laboratory


    Laboratory experiments and exercises designed to expose students to aspects of bacterial physiology and to selected assays, techniques, and equipment used in physiology research. Lab 2.

    Prerequisites: BMB 300 and BMB 322 or BMB 360

    Course Typically Offered: Spring, Even Years

    Credits: 1
  
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    BMB 440 - Introductory Immunology


    An introduction to the organization and function of the immune system including the basic properties of humoral and cell-mediated immune responses, the reactions or antigens and antibodies and the lymphocytes involved.

     

    Prerequisites: BMB 300 and either BMB 221 or CHY 251

    Course Typically Offered: Spring, Even Years

    Credits: 3

  
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    BMB 441 - Introductory Immunology Laboratory


    A laboratory course to introduce students to diagnostic and experimental techniques routinely used in the immunology lab. Lab 2.

    Prerequisites: BMB 440 or concurrently.

    Course Typically Offered: Spring, Even Years

    Credits: 1
  
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    BMB 455 - Virology


    Introduction to the study of viruses, emphasizing their nature, methods of cultivation, mode of transmission, genetics and mechanisms of pathogenicity. Lec 3.

    Prerequisites: BMB 300.

    Course Typically Offered: Spring, Odd Years

    Credits: 3
  
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    BMB 456 - Virology Laboratory


    Introduction to methods of virus propagation, assay and characterization, including cell culture, in vitro infectivity assays, and cytopathic effects. Lec 3, Lab 2.

    Prerequisites: BMB 455 or concurrently.

    Course Typically Offered: Spring, Odd Years

    Credits: 1
  
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    BMB 460 - Advanced Biochemistry


    BMB 460 provides an in depth exploration of selected topics of biochemistry.  Course content varies somewhat from year to year but often includes mechanisms of enzyme regulation, control of metabolic pathways, chemical activation of molecules, the mechanisms of signal transduction, and protein structure-function relationships, including their modification, cellular trafficking, and degradation.  Investigating some topics through current primary literature provides additional opportunities to improve analytical and integrative thinking skills, and problem solving.

    General Education Requirements: Writing Intensive Requirement

    Prerequisites: BMB 360 and CHY 252 or permission

    Course Typically Offered: Fall

    Credits: 3
  
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    BMB 464 - Analytical and Preparative Biochemical Laboratory Methods


    Students will experience laboratory techniques for the manipulation and analysis of biochemical materials including biological activity assays, concentration determinations, ligand binding analysis, enzyme kinetics and macromolecular fractionation through a discovery based investigation. The lecture component will focus on principles of techniques, literature investigation, protocol development and data analysis/problem solving. Lec 2, plus Lab 4

    Prerequisites: BMB 322 or BMB 360.

    Course Typically Offered: Spring

    Credits: 4
  
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    BMB 467 - Physical Biochemistry


    Designed for students who have a strong background in the properties and function of biomolecules including proteins, nucleic acids, lipids, and carbohydrates.  Focus will be on the physical, chemical, and thermodynamic principles that define macromolecular interactions in cells and solution.  Topics include thermodynamics of macromolecular systems, bioenergetics, binding, solution behavior, macromolecular interactions, introduction to quantum mechanics, transport, separation techniques, spectroscopy, phase transitions, and steady state and rapid reaction kinetic principles and modern biophysical laboratory techniques.

    Prerequisites: BMB 460 or concurrently or permission; PHY 122 or 112 or concurrently; and BMB 322 or BMB 360 and CHY 252 and MAT 127

    Course Typically Offered: Fall

    Credits: 3
  
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    BMB 471 - Cell Culture Laboratory


    A laboratory course devoted to eukaryotic cell culture techniques and applications. Lab 2.

    Prerequisites: BMB 305.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall

    Credits: 1
  
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    BMB 490 - Microbial Genetics


    A lecture and laboratory chiefly in the genetics of Escherichia coli, its bacteriophages, and mechanisms of genetic exchange among prokaryotes. Lectures cover all materials and problems presented in the text. Laboratory sessions may include chemical mutagenesis, transposon mutagenesis, in vitro mutagenesis, transduction, conjugation, transformation, genetic mapping, physical mapping, complementation analyses, maxi cell expression of proteins, and regulatory studies using gene fusions and operon fusions. Lec 3, Lab 4.

    General Education Requirements: Writing Intensive Requirement.

    Prerequisites: BMB 464 or permission.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall

    Credits: 5
  
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    BMB 491 - Biochemistry, Microbiology and Molecular Biology Research


    Research in Biochemistry, Microbiology and Molecular Biology.

    General Education Requirements: Capstone

    Prerequisites: senior standing or graduate standing.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Credits: Ar
  
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    BMB 497 - Independent Study


    A laboratory and conference for students desiring to pursue some particular line of investigation.

    Prerequisites: permission.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

    Credits: Ar

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    BIO 100 - Basic Biology


    An introduction to the following fundamental topics in biology: the structure and function of cells, the molecular basis and mechanisms of genetic inheritance, concepts in evolution, mechanisms of metabolism, and ecology.  Open to students in all colleges, but limited to students in programs requiring this course or intending to take additional biology courses. Lec 3, Lab 2.

     

    Students in online lecture sections have an onsite laboratory and an onsite recitation. Lec 3, Lab 2

    General Education Requirements:  Lab in the Basic or Applied Sciences Requirement.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Credits: 4

 

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