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A study of written and oral business communication to develop process and theory skills including writing, speaking, listening, business meetings, teamwork, presentations, and cross-cultural communication. Students write standard business letters and deliver oral and written presentations and reports. Management concepts of business ethics and problem analysis are integrated with communication process and theory.
The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to Web design. Students will learn concepts related to planning and developing web sites by studying Web usability, multimedia, and Web 2.0 applications for business and education web sites. (same as MKTG 4818).
An in-depth study of the accounting and reporting processes and accounting theory together with current problems in reporting financial position and determining income. Includes study of valuation problems involving current assets; and property, plant, and equipment. AICPA Level I test fee is required.
A continuation of ACCT 3213 with emphasis on specific measurement and reporting problems including taxes, pensions, leases, accounting changes, disclosure issues, income recognition issues, partnerships, and foreign currency transactions.
Cost Accounting principles and techniques applied to job order and process types of industry, planning, and control of the elements of production costs, and preparation of cost reports. Includes an introduction to standard costing concepts and variance analysis. Use of cost information for business policy implementation and cost topics.
A survey of how and why occupational fraud is committed, how fraudulent conduct can be deterred, and how allegations of fraud should be investigated and resolved. The increase level of complexity and the heightened awareness of frauds makes the ability to detect and address fraud in businesses a critical skills for accountants, auditors, managers, and investigators. The inter-disciplinary nature of the course makes it appropriate and useful for both accounting and non-accounting majors.
Accounting theory and practice related to preparation and presentation of corporate financial statements in accordance with GAAP. Continuation of ACCT 3250 with emphasis on fixed assets, liabilities, stockholders' equity, and investments.
Students attend 14 presentations by: UWG Career Services; international, regional and local public accounting firms; nonprofit and governmental public accounting firms; corporate accountants; professional accounting organizations (IMA, GSCPAs, others); accounting educators; and professional examination review services. A professional resume must be prepared. This seminar is an Accounting BBA degree requirement.
A specialized in-depth accounting course which addresses documentation of accounting systems, including flowcharts; evaluation of internal control and the audit trail; impact of computers on internal control; and design of accounting systems.
Advanced Cost Accounting topics include: Budgeting (both Static and Flexible), Strategic Pricing and Cost Measurement, Strategic Performance Measurement, Service and Split-off cost allocation, Responsibility Accounting, and Measuring and Assigning Costs for Income Statements.
The course is designed to give the student an understanding of auditing objectives and standards, and a working knowledge of auditing procedures and techniques. Standards, ethics, and legal responsibilities of the public accounting profession, as well as preparation of audit reports are emphasized.
An examination of the tripartite or triple bottom line reporting framework that highlights the economic, environmental, and social performance of an organization. Emphasis is placed on how sustainability creates shareholder value and on how sustainable performance helps investors, creditors, and other users distinguish between companies operating efficiently and those which are not.
Professional accounting experience obtained by employment with a public accounting firm, a business, or other organization while under the supervision of a partner, manager, or other office of the sponsoring organization. Permission of the Dean required.
Survey of cross-cultural similarities and differences from a global, anthropological perspective. The course features dramatic and unique film footage, embracing cultures from all continents, highlighting major lifestyles, and illustrating human adaptations to a variety of environments. The course also explores the ways in which North American culture fits into the broad range of human possibilities.
ANTH 1101 Voices of Culture engages students in comparing and contrasting cultural patterns of oral and written language. Students will learn about their attitudes toward language and their own ways of speaking in order to better understand the diverse linguistic practices of others.
A four-subfield introduction to the analysis and explanation of cultural similarities and differences. Discoveries, theories, problems, and debates on issues of fundamental importance to the understanding of human nature, society, and behavior through the study of cultural anthropology, biological/physical anthropology, linguistic anthropology, and archaeology.
An examination of humans from biological and evolutionary perspectives. Topics of survey and analysis include systems of human and non-human inheritance and evolution, primatology, origins, variation and adaptation, forensic anthropology, and interactions between biology and culture.
Survey of Archaeology as a subfield of Anthropology. Content includes basic theoretical concepts, analytic methods, and interpretive models of scientific archaeology. Specific concerns include reconstruction of cultural systems and their adaptive patterns through recovery and analysis of material remains.
A broad ethnographic introduction to the customs and behaviors of people in several cultures. This class will examine a diverse range of contemporary cultures and explore different social structures, belief systems, and adaptations through exemplary case studies in the subfield of Cultural Anthropology.
This course provides an introduction to the use of quantitative analysis methods in anthropological research. Topics will include descriptive statistics, hypothesis testing, and multivariate statistics. Students will be expected to gain a basic understanding of the logic behind each test, when it should be used, and how results should be interpreted.
This course will introduce students to the basics of skeletal biology and learn how to accurately identify the elements of the human skeleton. It will include the major landmarks of each skeletal element with an aim to understanding the functional morphology of bones in an individual and as an anatomical system.
ANTH-3170 Religion in America: The Shakers and Other Utopian Societies
This hands-on religion course will focus on the practice of religion in historical and contemporary Utopian societies in the U.S. By examining the development and legacy of one of America’s most quintessential religious communities, the United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing (known as the Shakers), students will gain a wide range of skills and opportunities to explore diverse approaches to religion, theory, and methodology in anthropology. We will also examine other Utopian religious societies as comparative examples. There will be a class travel component and additional Course Fees associated with this course during most semesters.
The focus of this course is on the relationship between cultural behavior and environmental phenomena. Local, regional, and global case studies will be used in examining the political and cultural ecology of resource use, adaptation, and degradation. Possible topics include environmental justice, deforestation, and conservation, industrial waste, and watershed management.
This is a research project carried out under the guidance of a faculty member. Discussion of research areas with the faculty must be completed before registration. A formal report of the results of the research must be presented to the faculty of the Anthropology program.
In this practical Course, students will learn and apply basic lab and field methods in Physical Anthropology. We will explore techniques used in osteology, forensics, bioarchaeology, primatology, and paleoanthropology through hands on activities, guided research, presentation, and written reports.
Bioarchaeology uses human remains to reconstruct the lifestyles of past individuals and populations. In this course, students will build a solid knowledge of methods used in the discipline for the discovery of remains and the reconstruction of subsistence, diet, disease, demography, trauma, and physical activity, and the contextual interpretations of results.
This course will include a detailed study of the human skeleton. Primary focus will be on the methods used to identify human remains within a legal context. Responsibilities and ethics of a forensic anthropologist will be discussed.
This course provides a general introduction to concepts in medical anthropology, considering health, illness and healing from a biocultural standpoint. Topics covered include cross-cultural understandings of mental and physical health issues, global perspectives on health, and careers in medical anthropology.
The relationship between humans and animals is complex, multidimensional and historically derived. This course will examine primary theories related to ecology and symbolism and identify the historical and contemporary role of animals in human society.
This Medical Anthropology course builds a basic understanding of new genetic techniques and research directions, uncovering sources of contention between scientific and public perceptions on the genetic revolution.
An ethnohistorical and ethnographic perspective of indigenous peoples of Latin America (including Central America; South America, and the Caribbean), with an emphasis on the Inca State and contemporary Andean people.
This course provides an in-depth exploration of anthropological research into the diverse ethnic, national, racial, linguistic, religious, cultural traditions, and immigration experiences of Latin@s living in the United States. It will investigate the many meaning of Latinidad, a broad-sweeping term that encompasses the heterogeneity of populations in the United States and elsewhere that trace their ancestry to various parts of Latin America.
This course focuses on the evolution of humans and our nearest relatives using evidence from fossil record and genetic analysis. It places special importance on human origins while addressing modern and future human variability from perspectives both ethical and philosophical.
ANTH-4176 Narrative and Storytelling in Ethnography
This course will study examples of the stories and narratives that anthropologists collect during fieldwork and those that they produce later, when they are back at their desks reflecting on their experiences. Students will be asked to think critically about the various forms of storytelling we engage in, as well as to consider the power of representation through text.
An examination of the history of the field of cultural resource management including major federal and state laws that govern the preservation of cultural resources. Attention will be given to archeological, historical, and architectural applications.
Students translate their cumulative knowledge in anthropology to analyze current human challenges and to examine anthropology as a gateway to professional careers. It includes a project that enables them to reflect on what they learned and apply it to a broader context.
This course is a hands-on introduction to interpreting artifacts from archaeological sites that focuses on the analysis of flaked stone tools, prehistoric ceramics, shell, bone, and perishables artifacts, and historic artifacts.
Directed examination of a topic not normally offered by the program. Students must propose a detailed plan of reading stating precise learning objectives and secure the written consent of a supervising instructor before registration.
Directed field or laboratory research. Students must propose a detailed plan of research stating problem and methods and secure the written permission of a supervising instructor before registration. This course is repeatable to a maximum of 4 hours.
Arts 1100 is a 3 semester-credit-hour course focused on fostering an awareness, understanding, and appreciation for the visual arts. Through exposure to cross-cultural art images throughout history, students will build a global artistic vocabulary that allows for the constructive analysis of art objects. Students will also gain an understanding of the influence of art on other important aspects of culture including politics, history, religion, and science.
An introductory course dealing with the elements and principles of composition as they relate to the two-dimensional areas of the visual arts. For advising purposes, the Department of Art recommends that students take Design I (ART 1006) in conjunction with Drawing I (ART 1007).
Introduction to drawing using various media and dealing with landscapes, still-life, one- and two-point perspective, and the figure. Both clothed and nude models may be used. For advising purposes, the Department of Art recommends that students take Design I (ART 1006) in conjunction with Drawing I (ART 1007).
Drawing from the live model, both nude and clothed, focusing upon correct proportions and anatomy. A variety of drawing media will be used. For advising purposes, the Department of Art recommends that students take Design II (ART 1008) in conjunction with Drawing II (ART 1009).
An introductory course dealing with the elements and principles of composition as they relate to the three-dimensional areas of the visual arts. For advising purposes the Department of Art recommends that students take Design II (ART 1008) in conjunction with Drawing II (ART 1009).
This course will develop a student's ability to formulate and organize thoughts about art in a clear and succinct manner and to give verbal expression to those ideas. Students will learn to analyze art and to formulate informed judgments about provocative issues pertinent to the visual arts.
This class is designed for the non-art major in middle grades education. The focus of the course will be on the development of lessons that encourage creative thinking through discipline based art education that is developmentally appropriate. Methods in art education include exploration of a variety of studio processes, as well as approaches to art history, art criticism and aesthetics. Interdisciplinary approaches to art education will be explored at the middle level.
This class is designed for those students planning to enter the educational setting and teach special populations of students. The art curriculum in this course will be presented as a very child centered approach to art education, which has a primary goal the enhancement of the child's self esteem. Lessons are, therefore, presented as confidence builders that are designed to improve the general awareness and self-concept of the challenged student.
This class is designed for the non-art major in early child hood education. The focus of the course will be to equip students to construct lessons that encourage creative thinking through art education and are developmentally appropriate for early childhood students. Methods in art education include exploration of a variety of studio processes as well as approaches to art history, art criticism, and aesthetics for the elementary student.
This course is designed for the art education major to focus on the developmental needs and abilities of students at the elementary level. Methods in art education include approaches to art pedagogy, production, criticism, and aesthetics utilizing a variety of age-appropriate studio media.
This course is designed for the art education major to focus on the developmental needs and abilities of pre-kindergarten and special education students with emphasis on accommodations and adaptive strategies. Methods in art education include approaches to art pedagogy, production, criticism, and aesthetics utilizing a variety of age-appropriate studio media.
This course is intended to introduce the student to the field of graphic illustration, including the history, purpose, and ways of creating an illustration. Exercises and assignments will stimulate narrative and critical thinking skills, development of a personal style, and exploration of various solutions to the same problem. Students will be introduced to a variety of media, with flexibility in their choice of media for given assignments. Students will learn, based on a client’s needs for a specific project, what is the appropriate approach to an assignment.
ART-3065 Introduction to Scientific/ Pre-Medical Illustration
This course will familiarize the student with the art of scientific/pre-medical illustration, including the history, techniques, and varied applications. Students will acquire skills applicable to the fields of pre-medical, biological, botanical, entomological, archaeological, paleontological, anthropological and nursing illustration. Emphasis will be placed on the development of the student’s ability to accurately and clearly illustrate diagrammatically, narrative, and as a documentarian. Students will learn to incorporate and utilize research of the subject into their illustrations.
The course will discuss some aspects of the local history and art as related to the travel program. The relationship between politics, culture and their impact on artistic styles is emphasized. The discipline of history gives us a global prospective of political and social events and as well as the evidence of the underlying causes of those events. Art tells us the style, the change, the expression of people witnessing or affected by these events and possibly contributing to them. This class brings those two disciplines together to show how history changed art or how art changed history. Course may be repeated for up to 15 credit hours.
ART-3150 Studio Research Methods and Strategies Abroad
This course will focus on the means to collect data or materials, which can be utilized in the initiation of the creative process-essentially, the gathering of ones own experiences to influence the creation of physically tangible works of art. Course may be repeated for up to 15 credit hours.
This course will focus on the processing of the material or data gathered to initiate and support content development within a student’s artwork and overall development. Students will be presented with a variety of potential perspectives from which to conduct content development from observations, and the culmination of data collected in the creation of a student’s own artwork. Course may be repeated for up to 15 credit hours.
Lecture-based course on selected topics in non-Western art of Asia, Africa, Oceania, or the New World, studying artworks from within or across these cultures in their cultural and historical contexts. May be repeated up to 9 credit hours if the topic changes.
ART-3215 History of Media & Methods: History & Concepts of Drawing
Lecture-based art history course on selected topics in media and methods in art. May have focus on Drawing, Sculpture, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, or other distinctive area. The course will include investigation of the conceptual and the applied in specific topic area.. May be repeated up to 9 credit hours if the topic changes.
Lecture-based course on selected topics in the art of Ancient Egypt, Ancient Near East, Greece or Rome, studying artworks from within or across these cultures in their cultural and historical contexts.
ART-3230 Medieval Art of Christian Europe and the Near East
Lecture based course in religious and secular art in the Early Christian, Byzantine, Medieval, or Northern Renaissance periods, c. 100-1500 CE, including selected scripture, painting and architecture in historical and cultural context. May be repeated up to 9 credit hours if the topic changes.
This is a lecture-based course on 18th or 19th century art which studies artwork in its historical and cultural aspects including Rococo, Neoclassical, Romantic or Realist movements. It focuses on the painting, sculpture, photography, graphic arts of the 18th or 19th century. May be repeated up to 6 credit hours if the topic changes.
This course involves classroom study of the art collections and architecture of a city or country followed by a trip to visit what has been studied. The subject varies: American cities or abroad. Credit will vary by trip. Students enrolling in the summer Bayeux program will take 4 hours; others take 3 hours credit. May be repeated up to 16 hours credit.
This is a creative problem solving fine art studio course designed to serve as an introduction to the historical precedents, theories, processes and materials utilized in the realization and production of Contemporary Ceramic art. Emphasis will be placed on developing a variety of hand-building techniques and attaining a basic understanding of claybody composition and properties. Also included will be an introduction to slips, glazes, and firing techniques. In addition, this class will focus on developing content, and learning about artists (both ceramic artists and artists working in other media) of both past and present. We will consider Ceramics in a variety of contexts such as: Ceramics, Communication, Commentary, Commodity, Celebration and Critique.
ART-3302 Intermediate Ceramics: Molds, Multiples, and Mechanical Means
This is an intermediate course that provides students the opportunity to expand their technical skills, experience and critical thinking skills through the completion of a series of process specific projects. Each project requires research, an oral presentation and the production of personally derived artwork that utilizes the given process/technical information and reflects the assigned research.
Graphic Design Survey for Non-Majors is a studio class teaching the basic principles and terminology of graphic design and typography, with an emphasis on the design process. Students will be able to apply these concepts and creative processes to visually communicate their ideas in a more effective way. Open to ALL UWG students. Art majors: course can count as Departmental Elective. ART 3400 will not count as a Graphic Design Concentration elective or substitute for any other concentration requirements.
This course provides art majors the opportunity to explore the historic perspectives, cultural relevance and technical aspects of graphic and design issues within the context of the contemporary profession of design. Study of historic print production processes will include printmaking and photography. Pre-requisites: ART 1006, 1007, 2201, Permission of Instructor. $75.00 lab fee request.
This is one of two introductory painting courses, either of which fulfills the Art Core Painting requirement for Art majors and building on the knowledge base of the Art Foundation courses. This course uses watercolor as a vehicle for visual expression. Open-ended painting problems from both nature and the imagination will be presented. Students will mat and frame a selection of art works produced during the term.
This is an intensive investigation into many modes of painting and representation centering around human and animal forms, including anatomical studies, illustration, metaphorical and abstract painting, depictions of figure in exterior and interior space, and multiple figures interacting in the picture plane. Students will practice gesture drawing in each class, large scale painting, extended poses, foreshortening, and keep a sketchbook. Students will explore the content of the class with various types of paint, including watercolor, oil, and mixed media as well as drawing, using traditional and contemporary approaches.
This course is designed to introduce students to a comprehensive investigation of the history of photography through study and production. Situated as an integral part of communication, photography is a medium that fundamentally impacts our daily lives and culture. This course explores the technical innovations, cultural implications, and the major figures in photography’s history. Students will learn the subject by working hands-on with historic photographic darkroom processes as well as learn about the subject through lectures, readings and exams.
This course explores the use of digital - SLR (single lens reflex) cameras. Studio practice emphasizes digital workflow and print production. Assignments are usually weekly and present a cumulative set of strategies for constructing images. Course also provides an introduction to the history and the many cultural implications of the medium. Emphasis is placed on sophisticated seeing and image making within the camera rather than digital manipulation.
This course covers the use of analogue 35mm film cameras, traditional darkroom methods of image-making and analogue/digital hybrid processes. Conventional genres of image making such as still life, portraiture, and landscape are used as a means to explore contemporary issues. The course stresses continued development of a personal visual vocabulary and understanding of historical and cultural implications.
This course explores digital manipulation of imagery as a post-production process. Exercises explore various strategies for reconfiguring imagery and what the reconfiguring does to the meaning of imagery. Selected readings and discussions aid in the discussion/understanding on/of these topics. The course also stresses continued development of personal visual vocabulary and understanding of historical and cultural implications.
This course introduces the basic principles of current digital video and audio technology as a means of making time-based art. Traditional production techniques in cinematography, audio recording, non-linear editing, and lighting are taught. Students learn to work within a number of different genres including, documentary, narrative, experimental, and cross-genres. Weekly screenings of films and videos, assigned readings, and accompanying discussions will serve as a means to broaden students? critical and theoretical understanding of the mediums. Can be taken instead of ART 3702 (Photo II)
This course provides students with an introduction to artificial lighting for photography and video. Students will learn the fundamentals of artificial lighting and its application through demonstrations, weekly assignments, and readings. Students will complete a series of assignments in and outside of the photography studio using lighting techniques to achieve conceptual and aesthetic goals.
Printmaking II will offer advanced experiences in relief printmaking including the introduction of color. In addition, students will develop image with text through a brief historical survey of letterpress printing.
An introduction into the four sculptural processes:Subtractive Method (carving); Additive Method (modeling);Substitutive Method (casting); and, Constructive Method (assembling). Emphasis is made on preliminary designing of mass, space and volume.
Emphasis on this course is on acquiring technical skills and learning the safe and appropriate use of tools and materials in the fabrication of sculptural objects. Course also addresses the impact of material and technique upon form and content with the use of mass, space and volume.
Emphasis of this course is on acquiring technical skill and learning the safe and appropriate use of tools and an expanded view of traditional and nontraditional materials in the fabrication of sculptural objects. Students will expand individual visual, vocabulary, technique, media and concepts through research, design and construction.
This course is an introduction to Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Dreamweaver and Adobe Flash for all art majors. Students will create an online portfolio of their work with an emphasis on personal promotion and professionalism. Lessons will focus on bitmap and vector based imaging and the aesthetics of web design. Additional topics will include how to effectively work with color, text, font layout and other means of digital imaging.
This class is designed for the art education major to apply educational principles of curriculum design and a variety of instructional strategies to the content of art education with an emphasis on classroom management. Methods in art education include approaches to art pedagogy, production, criticism, and aesthetics utilizing a variety of age-appropriate studio media. An internship in a prekindergarten and elementary level art class is a requirement of this course.
This course is designed for the art education major to focus on the developmental needs and abilities of students at the middle and secondary level as well as techniques for technology enhanced instruction. Methods in art education include approaches to art pedagogy, production, criticism, and aesthetics utilizing a variety of age-appropriate studio media. An internship in a high school and middle level art class is a requirement of this course.
Student teaching is the cumulating course of the teacher preparation program. It is typically viewed as a full class load and done primarily in a selected school under the guidance of an experienced supervising art teacher and the university supervisor. In art education students will complete a portion of the student teaching experience at the elementary level and another portion at the secondary level in order to receive vertical K-12 certification. Periodic seminars will be held on campus for students to meet as a group for discussion and instruction. 'C' or better required for certification.
Student teaching is the cumulating course of the teacher preparation program. It is typically viewed as a full class load and done primarily in a selected school under the guidance of an experienced supervising art teacher and the university supervisor. In art education students will complete a portion of the student teaching experience at the elementary level and another portion at the secondary level in order to receive vertical K-12 certification. Periodic seminars will be held on campus for students to meet as a group for discussion and instruction. 'C' or better required for certification.
Student teaching is the cumulating course of the teacher preparation program. It is typically viewed as a full class load and done primarily in a selected school under the guidance of an experienced supervising art teacher and the university supervisor. In art education students will complete a portion of the student teaching experience at the elementary level and another portion at the secondary level in order to receive vertical K-12 certification. Periodic seminars will be held on campus for students to meet as a group for discussion and instruction. 'C' or better required for certification.
All BA and BFA candidates must enroll and successfully complete ART 4078. (See department website for specific requirements for ART 4078). Art faculty will review juniors based on their portfolio, writings, presentation and transcript progress. Candidates will be assessed on the level of knowledge and skill base gain to date. Successful candidates will be allowed to enroll into their respective capstone courses (ART 4298 or ART 4998). Course May be repeated up to two additional times. Unsuccessful review on the third attempt may result in candidates being placed on probation or removed from their degree program. ART 4078 must be taken during a semester when the student is enrolled in 12 credit hours.
A discussion-based seminar based on intellectual and theoretical debates about modern and contemporary art, focusing on the concept of the avant-garde and the practice of art criticism. Readings are informed by theoretical developments such as psychoanalysis, semiotics, Marxist Art History, gender and race studies, post structuralism and visual culture debates.
The first of a two-semester capstone sequence for Art History majors. In consultation with a committee, the student will finalize a thesis topic and complete research for a final project, to be completed and presented in ART 4299.
The second of a two-semester capstone sequence for art history majors. In this semester, the student will finalize the written research paper and present it to the department, and pass oral examination by the faculty.
ART-4302 Intermediate Ceramics: 20th Century Studio
This course expands the development of ceramic techniques aesthetics specific to the 20th century art movements: Futurism, Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism, Pop/Funk, and Photorealism. Students will progress through each movement with assigned research and technical instruction that will foster an understanding of the role of Ceramics in each of these 'Fine Art' movements. Ceramic Tromp l'oeil techniques will be employed during the completion of a series of period influenced projects. At this level students learn a variety of kiln firing methods and kiln maintenance. Students are responsible for the firing of their own work. Additional emphasis will be placed on studio maintenance and operations. Students will also continue to extend their ceramic/art history and theory research to fuel the development of content in their own artwork.
ART-4303 Intermediate Ceramics: Surface, Image and Text
Intermediate Ceramics - Surface, Image and Text is a process premised intermediate course that provides students the opportunity to expand their technical skills, experience and critical thinking skills through the completion of a series or process specific projects. Each project requires research, an oral presentation and the production of personally derived artwork that utilizes the given process/technical information and reflects the assigned research.
This is a professional preparatory class in which students in the class operate as a design team that interacts directly with a variety of selected clients, with faculty supervision, to realize professional projects. The course will be a combination of discussion, lecture, client meetings, studio and production time, with client project assignments throughout the semester. This course fulfills the same requirement as ART 4403 or 4404 for all graphic design majors, but not both.
Design problems are studied holistically through assignments that stress dynamic relationships inherent in context, form and content to gain a deeper understanding of the development of design systems and concepts.
An expansion of research into the structure, history, technology and application of sound graphic and typographic principles. Research, conceptual development and presentation are emphasized. May be repeated for up to (9) hours. Repeated courses may meet graphic design elective requirements.
ART-4406 Graphic Design VI: Professional Portfolio
Conceptual development and realization of an approved senior-level thesis project culminating in a Senior Exit Show. Research and presentation strategies are emphasized. May be repeated for up to (9) hours. Repeated courses may count towards the Graphic Design elective requirement.
This is an advanced typography course dedicated to exploring unconventional forms of typographic expression through rigorous and thoughtful experimentation. Both digital and analog methodologies will be explored. Course is repeatable for up to 12 hours. ART 4408 Materials & Methods in Graphic Design requires Permission of Instructor Only in addition to the completion of the following courses with a minimum grade of C: ART 1006, 1007, 1008, 1009, 2201, and 2202.
Students will secure a position with a company for field experience. Academic component includes written reports and/or visual presentations. Permission of the department is required. May be repeated up to 15 Credit hours; however, no more than 9 credit hours in a given semester.
This course covers the techniques and materials of Acrylic painting and related paint products. It's conceptual emphasis will be the creative problem solving of specific compositional and formal issues in painting and will primarily reference issues of abstraction in modern and contemporary art, as well as non-western painting and design and craft models. Process, and creative and critical thinking methodology-technical, aesthetic and conceptual -is emphasized through the keeping of note/sketchbook journals. Oral presentations of supporting research and the creative work strengthen the understanding of the role of critical awareness of the subject. or 3602 with minimum grades of C.
An intermediate level painting course exploring visual expression through the use of combined media and art forms, and developing their ability to engage with critical concepts of specific concern to the discipline of painting. Studio discipline and research leading to resolved works will prepare students for self-directed work in advanced painting classes. Oral and written presentations of supporting research and the creative work strengthen the student's understanding of the role of critical awareness of their subject.
An advanced level course exploring visual expression in painting using the media of the student's choice. Open-ended problems will be presented. Self-directed work with special focus on developing a cohesive work of work that reflects the student's investigation of their role and definition of being an artist. Emphasis will be placed on increased professionalism appropriate to the student's stage in the program and with a view to their potential success as a professional artist. This course is repeatable for up to 15 credit hours.
This course is designed to provide advanced students with an in-depth investigation of the relationship between still and moving images. Students will create photographic prints and video work as well as other works that don?t fall easily into either category. An emphasis will be put on understanding the historic evolution of still and moving images and the use of lens-based imagery in contemporary art. Weekly film screenings will accompany critical readings.
This course is designed to give advanced students and in-depth experience studying and creating documentary images. Documentary projects are expensive investigations of a subject. Students will define a project with the assistance of the instructor and continue to investigate this project for the entire semester. Progress will be assessed through bi-monthly critiques and monthly submission of images. Whereas concept based art is meant to reflect the personal feelings of the artist and commercial photography is meant to convey ideas for a client, documentary is meant to reflect outwards on society. Projects should have some socio-political or cultural significance. Students will also learn about the history and major figures in documentary photography through slide lectures and readings.
Contingent on the approval of the instructor, the student will define a series of works delving into specific subject matter and/or technical interests. This course is meant to further the direction of the individual and prepare them for their senior exhibitions. May be repeated up to 15 credit hours.
This course is designed to introduce advanced students to experimental, non-traditional, and alternative photographic and motion picture processes. Students will produce photographic series, time-based works, and other forms of art such as installations, 3-D objects, and projections. Projects will utilize an array of analogue and digital technologies in their production.
Printmaking III will offer advanced experiences in the intaglio method of printmaking including hard and soft ground etching, aquatint, spit bite and monoprinting. Color etching will be introduced, and exposure to book forms will continue.
Screenprinting is a versatile printmaking medium in which students can combine a variety of marks, including photographic, digital and autographic into images which can be printed on many surfaces (paper, canvas and other fabric, wood, plastic, glass, etc.) This course is an investigation into the techniques and conceptual possibilities of water-based screenprinting (serigraphy) with emphasis on an interdisciplinary approach.
ART-4822 The Art of Letterpress Printing and the Book
Letterpress and Printing and Book Arts will continue with advanced problems where Printmaking Survey (3801) ended. The utilization of moveable type (typesetting) will compare aesthetics, history and vocabulary with those of current computer based typesetting. Letterpress will explore fine letterpress printing and expressive typography while learning to operate the Vandercook SP20 Test Press. A variety of two and three dimensional formats will be considered for letterpress application, with an emphasis on the role of the book from its inception to current trends in the book arts.
Focus of this course is on individual visual vocabulary, expression and content through production of meaningful objects. Students will research and apply advanced techniques and issues in contemporary sculpture using a wide range of traditional and nontraditional materials.
This course focuses on advanced sculptural investigations and individual expression with traditional and nontraditional materials chosen by the student. Students demonstrate significant research in process, technique and materials to express individual ideas and aesthetics resulting in a portfolio of works. May be repeated up to 15 credit hours.
Research and study within a studio concentration tha tculminates in the public presentation of the senior exhibition (ART 4899: Senior Capstone II). Students will be required to research this project and document its development prior to the presentation of the written capstone component. With the aid of their peers, advisors and faculty jurors' students will work through the articulation of their goals by active critiquing and self-assessment.
Continued research and advanced study within a studio/design concentration will culminate in the public presentation of the senior exhibition. Capstone Experience II will provide an opportunity to consolidate, expand and refine the skills that are essential to your discipline. The preparation of an oral defense for this final body of work, their creative thesis visual project, will undergo the critical review of an Art Faculty Committee prior to its public presentation in the Senior Fine Arts Exhibition. Additionally, the completion of the written component of the creative visual project, begun in ART 49XX, Capstone Experience I, will describe in full the processes and the outcomes of the senior research.
An introduction in basic biological phenomena. Emphasis will be placed on humans and processes within the human biology. Topics include: biological molecules, cells, organ systems, genetics, biological diversity, and the interaction of man with his environment.
An introduction to fundamental unifying principles in biology. Topics covered in the course include: chemistry of life, cell structure and membranes, cellular functions (metabolism, respiration, photosynthesis, communication, and reproduction), genetics (inheritance patterns, DNA structure and function, gene expression, and biotechnology), and evolution. This course involves both lecture and lab components.
Ecology and Environmental Biology is designed to familiarize non-major students with the basic structures and functions of populations, communities, and ecosystems. Based on this foundation, emphasis will be placed on ecological assessments of many current and pressing environmental issues that threaten the air, water and soil resources of earth.
This course covers the evolution and diversity of organisms, including microbes, protists, fungi, plants, and animals. Additional topics include body systems, the immune system, reproduction and development, and ecology. For non-biology majors only.
The Biology of AIDS and Infectious Disease is designed to inform students about infectious diseases, how microorganisms cause diseases and how humans resist and fight infection. It will introduce students to several human organ systems and the common infections for those systems. The course will particularly focus on AIDS and HIV, the history, epidemiology, biology, diagnosis, and treatment of this particular disease.
The Biology of Human Reproduction is designed to familiarize students with the basic structure and function of the reproductive tract, developmental biology, the genetics of reproduction and disease and dysfunctions of the reproductive tract. Topics of general interest such as birth control, sexually transmitted diseases, infertility and means of overcoming infertility will be discussed.
This course is the first of a two-part sequence for nursing and non-biology science majors. Topics include biomolecules, cell structure and function, energy metabolism, photosynthesis, cell reproduction, and genetics.
This course is an Introductory foundation-building course for Biology majors. It is designed to familiarize students with the distinguishing characteristics, taxonomy, evolutionary relationships, and economic importance of all domains of life. For Biology majors only. Does not fulfill core requirements.
An introduction to the structural and functional relationships in the human body. This course will introduce the student to the background material and the organ systems associated with protection, support, and movement, as well as, the systems which control and integrate body functions. This course is designed to be taken prior to BIOL 2022. This course is not intended for biology or other laboratory science majors and cannot be used for credit toward those degrees.
A continuation of BIOL 2021. This course will introduce the student to the structure and function of the organ systems associated with blood production, blood flow, respiration, digestion, excretion, reproduction and immunity. This course is not intended for biology or other laboratory science majors and cannot be used for credit toward those degrees.
Medical microbiology is a course designed for nursing and other allied health persons and is intended to introduce the student to the basic concepts and practices of microbiology, especially with regard to health and human disease. Lecture portions of the course will address the basic biology of microorganisms, pathogenic mechanisms, host defense and immunity, and microorganisms and human diseases. This course is not intended for biology or other laboratory science majors and cannot be used for credit toward those degrees.
BIOL-2107 Principles of Biology I for Biology Majors
This is the first of a two semester course designed for biology majors requiring a survey of fundamental topics in modern biology. Lectures build on a foundation of chemistry to develop current concepts of cell and molecular biology, genetics, evolution, and biological diversity. This course satisfies a core requirement of the Biology Major, but does not fulfill any of the requirements for general education.
BIOL-2108 Principles of Biology II for Biology Majors
This is the second of a two semester course designed for biology majors requiring a survey of fundamental topics in modern biology. Lectures build on a foundation of chemistry to develop current concepts of the form and function of plants and animals and of ecology. This course satisfies a core requirement of the Biology major but does not fulfill any of the requirements for general education.
A course designed to allow students to conduct faculty-directed, independent research projects in areas of the biological sciences. The course may be repeated, but credit for BIOL 2983 may not apply toward biology degree requirements.
This course will cover various topics in biology at the lower division level. The topics will change from term to term. Courses may or may not involve laboratory instruction. Non-laboratory courses will offer 3 credit hours and laboratory courses will offer 4 credit hours.
This course deals with the molecular aspects of cell structure and function,, emphasizing the chemical and molecular basis of cellular physiology. It also addresses genetic functions at the chromosomal and molecular levels, gene expression, and regulation.
This course is designed to familiarize Biology majors with the factors controlling the structure and function of populations, communities, and ecosystems. The role of evolutionary processes in the structure and function of these systems will also be explored. Basic concepts will be synthesized and reinforced by investigating the dynamics of the aquatic life zones and terrestrial biomes on earth.
Taxonomy of flowering plants and ferns is designed to familiarize students with the important botanical features and methods used to identify vascular plant species. Emphasis will be placed on recognizing the distinguishing characteristics, taxonomic relationships, and ecological distribution of plant families common to Northwest Georgia.
Designed to familiarize students with four basic areas of plant biology: diversity, anatomy, physiology and ecology. Ferns, fern allies, gymnosperms, and angiosperms will be compared and contrasted through lecture and lab-based exercises.
Vertebrate natural history is studied in lecture, lab, and field. The taxonomy, phylogeny, identification, and general aspects of the behavior and ecology of freshwater fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals of the Southeast are studied. Local species are emphasized.
A lab oriented (dissection) course in the organogenesis and gross morphology of animal structure with an emphasis on functional and evolutionary modifications. Gross dissection and techniques used in morphology.
The principles and mechanisms of evolution in plants and animals, covering population phenomena, specification, sexual selection, life history strategies, behavior, adaption, systematics and biogeography.
Microbiology is the study of biological organisms and agents too small to be seen with the unaided eye. This course will introduce students to the diversity, physiology, anatomy, and genetics of microorganisms, with particular emphasis on the bacteria. It will also introduce students to key areas of microbiology, including medical microbiology, microbial ecology, food microbiology, and biotechnology.
A survey of the mechanisms involved in the function of the human body. Study is approached from the organ system level to address muscular, neural, hormonal, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, renal, and reproductive functions. Correlation will be made to the similarity between the demands placed on living systems regardless of whether the organism is multicellular or a single cell.
A microanatomical study of cell and tissue structure. Emphasis is on the complex nature of tissues and how the cellular associations within the tissue contribute to the overall functions of the tissues. Laboratory is devoted to preparation and interpretation of tissue samples.
The major emphasis of this course is the study of both basic and advanced genetic principles and genetic analysis methods that can be applied to all eukaryotic organisms. The secondary emphasis of this course will be the study of human medical genetics.
Specially designed to meet the needs of future teachers, students design and carry out four independent inquiries, which they write up and present in the manner that is common in the scientific community. Course is restricted to UTEACH students.
This is a hands-on Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics (Computational Molecular Biology) course centered on learning advanced inter-disciplinary concepts and techniques in Molecular Biology. Students will learn molecular techniques used for nucleic acid studies and proteomics. Students will learn to employ bioinformatics tools to analyze nucleotide and protein sequences using gene/protein databases, genomic portals. Additionally, students will analyze gene expression and gene co-expression patterns using RNA seq and microarray data available on public data repository. Students will work on an independent specific Molecular and Bioinformatics project outside of regular class time.
The study of insects. This course is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of insect taxonomy, morphology, physiology, behavior, and evolution. The relationships between insects and humans, other animals, and plants will be examined. The influences of insects on culture, religion, art, history, and colonization will be discussed. The laboratory will be devoted primarily to developing an understanding of insect identification.
This course is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of taxonomy, morphology, physiology, and evolution of the more common invertebrate phyla. The distribution and interspecific relationships among invertebrates and other forms of life will be presented and discussed. The laboratory will be devoted primarily to developing an understanding of invertebrate morphology and classification.
This course examines the use of molecular genetic data to the understanding of ecological and evolutionary processes in the natural populations such as genetic diversity, dispersal, gene flow and phylogeography. This course will also examine how molecular genetic data is utilized to study behavioral mechanism such as mate selection and foraging. Application of molecular ecology principles to conversation will also be explored.
Bacterial Genetics is an advanced microbiology course which focuses on the molecular genetics of the bacterium Escherichia coli. Topics addressed include the nature of the bacterial chromosome, the multi-step process of DNA replication, DNA damaging agents and mutations, DNA repair systems, mechanisms of gene transfer and antibiotic resistance, and the regulation of gene expression. The laboratory component reinforces concepts learned in lecture and familiarizes students with modern techniques used in genetic engineering and biotechnology.
Course is designed to expose students to the importance of micro organisms in industry and in the environment. Lab exercises focus on microbial growth, interactions with environmental factors and use in industrial applications such as treatment of sewage. Same as ENVS 4321.
Advanced medical microbiology is designed to inform students of current developments in the areas of clinical and medical microbiology. The course will focus on mechanisms of pathogenesis and host defense. Discussion of new and emerging infectious agents will be addressed.
This course is designed to familiarize biology majors with the ecology and management of terrestrial wildlife habitats. Ecological concepts and principles relevant to wildlife habitat structure and function will be evaluated from the individual, population, community, ecosystem, and landscape levels of organization. Management practices that affect the structure and function of wildlife habitats will be evaluated for agricultural and forest ecosystems. Concepts will be synthesized and reinforced by investigating the habitat requirements for a variety of wildlife species in the southwestern United States.
This is a field-based course in fire ecology concepts and techniques of the Southeast. Hands-on lessons address the use of prescribed fire to benefit ecosystems and cover safety, weather, fuel, firing techniques, and smoke management. Students will write a prescribed burn plan and participate in several burn events outside of regular class time
Conservation biology is an interdisciplinary field with the main goal of preserving biodiversity. Course topics will cover ecosystem services, major threats, solutions, and policy related to biodiversity and endangered species. Students will apply their knowledge by conducting a local conservation research project and communicating their findings.
This course explores the general themes and important questions in animal behavior. We will cover subjects that examine how and why animals interact with each other and their environment. Topics include: animal communication, habitat selection, foraging, predator-prey dynamics, sexual selection, mating systems, behavioral development, and learning, among others.
The study of the kinds and distributions of marine organisms. Particular attention is paid to biotic and abiotic features of the oceans, survey of marine habitats, organism-habitat relationships, general ecological concepts influencing marine populations and communities, and human impacts and conservation efforts.
This course provides an in-dept study of the processes controlling the structure and function of terrestrial ecosystems. Basic concepts will be synthesized and applied comparing and contrasting the dynamics of terrestrial ecosystems in the Coastal Plain, Piedmont, and Mountain Regions of the Southeastern United States.
This course is designed to study the interactions of biochemical pathways and the control systems that function to regulate cell and whole body metabolism. This course emphasizes the regulation of biochemical pathways as opposed to the mechanisms involved in each enzymatic step within a given pathway.
This course is designed to study the similarities and differences in how various animals have solved a wide variety of physiological problems imposed by the natural world in which they exist. The student will investigate the functions of the different organ systems in invertebrates and vertebrates. The main goal of this class is to focus on the observation of how problems in nature are solved by various organisms. A complete understanding of the physiology of the human is an absolute prerequisite for this course as this will be the point of reference for most discussions.
This course is designed to give students a hands-on approach to understanding the metabolic activities of how plants grow develop throughout their lifecycles. Emphasis will be placed on plant environmental interactions, stress physiology, growth regulators, mineral nutrition, translocation, photosynthesis/respiration, and root/shoot physiology.
This course covers the techniques by which genome sequences and genome functions are analyzed. This course also examines topics in evolutionary genomics such as comparative genomics, evolution of duplicate genes, evolution of genome structure and organization, evolution of protein function and evolution of gene expression.
Essentials of immunology is designed as an introduction to the immune response. The student will obtain a broad, comprehensive understanding of the principles of immunology. The course will focus on a detailed study of antigen-antibody interactions, humoral immunity, and cell-mediated immunity. Medically important syndromes, including AIDS, will be discussed to reinforce the principles of immunology. A laboratory component is included to support the exploration of immuno-diagnostic techniques.
Bacterial Pathogenesis introduces students to the field of medical microbiology and the study of infectious disease. Topics covered include a discussion of environmental and host factors involved in bacterial infection and disease, an introduction to epidemiology and nosocomial infections, an overview of innate and acquired host defenses, and an extensive survey of bacterial pathogens with special emphasis on virulence factors and molecular mechanisms underlying disease processes. The laboratory component will focus on methods routinely used to isolate, culture, and identify bacterial pathogens.
Medical virology is designed as an introduction to viruses that are involved in human disease. The student will obtain a broad, comprehensive understanding of the principles of virology using specific medical examples. The course will focus on a detailed study of the viral structure, replication gene expression, pathogenesis, and host defense. A laboratory component is included for the exploration of clinical virology techniques.
The emerging pathogen course is designed to inform students of the dramatic changes and current developments in the area of infectious disease. The course will focus on the evolving microorganisms and the reasons that the pathogens emerged. Also the course will include discussions on the mechanisms of pathogenesis and the host defense.
The primary objective of the course is to present students with the concepts and practical applications of the science of toxicology. This course is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of the principles of toxicology, focusing on the biochemical, physiological, and ecological effects of various toxicants. The use of toxicology in biomedical, pharmaceutical, agrochemical, and environmental research will be examined and discussed.
Since the beginning of time , the fear of aging has preoccupied mankind. Only recently we are gaining insights into important clues about biological process of aging. In this course we will focus on some of the ideas about aging put forward by early alchemists to modern molecular biologists. Biological principles behind anti-aging, aging intervention agents, and life-style options will be discussed.
This course provides a basic understanding of the fundamentals of vertebrate nutrition and builds from what biology majors already know about physiology, biochemistry and general biology. Emphases are placed on digestion, absorption, and functions of carbohydrates, proteins, fats, nucleic acids, vitamins, minerals, and water to provide students with the ability to apply the logic of science in understanding diet and make decisions regarding health and nutrition of domestic animals. This course also integrates energy balance, general health, disease, and metabolism in order to consider nutrition as an integrative field.
Biology 4734W is an upper level Discipline-Specific Writing science course. This course will provide an understanding of human neuroanatomy, physiology and pharmacology of the nervous system and its voluntary and autonomic target and sensory organs. Other topics will include cognition, neural disorders and disorders of movement. Students taking this course should have passed BIOL 3513 (Physiology) CGEN 2411 (Organic Chemistry I) or BIOL 4503 (Biochemistry).
This course introduces students to the field of parasitology. Topics include parasite diversity, life cycles, host defense mechanisms, parasite evasion, host pathology, ecology, evolution, and control. The laboratory component of the course will examine parasites of medical and veterinary importance.
Independent study of topics not offered in the current term. Independent study is only available for topics addressed by current courses if the topical course will not be offered during the academic year, or if the scheduling of the topical course is such that it will require a delay in timely completion of the degree for the student.
A course designed to allow students to conduct faculty-directed, independent research projects in areas of the biological sciences. The course may be repeated, but credit for BIOL 4983 may be applied toward biology degree requirements for a maximum of 4 credit hours.
This course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to investigate areas of current interest in biology through the examination of primary biological literature and to develop (or further refine) oral presentation skills.
Students wishing to enter an internship experience should discuss with their academic advisor the procedure for arranging the internship and the expectations for student performance. Credit hours received will be determined by the amount of time devoted to the internship. Variable Credit Course 1-4 hours. May be repeated for up to 12 hours.
This course is designed for students who are currently employed or who are preparing to work in early childhood settings. This course will help students to establish and maintain positive and productive working relationships with families within the context of the urban community to benefit the well being of the growing child. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline will be part of the course.
An introduction to Internet basics such as using e-mail, participating in electronic discussion groups, and exploring the World Wide Web (WWW). Emphasis will be on using the Internet as a useful source of information for the social sciences, business education, consumer decision making, and career planning. This course satisfies the two-hour institutional priority listed under Area B.
A course designed to familiarize students with the legal environment in which they live. This includes the operation of the U.S. legal system, alternative dispute resolution and conflict management, and rights and obligations arising in various consumer, domestic, business, and employment contexts.
This course is designed to provide an introduction to the use of microcomputer applications in business. The course will emphasize the use of the spreadsheet and the integration of these in analysis for business decisions.
BUSA-2106 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
An introduction to the legal, regulatory, and ethical environment of business, considering the interrelationship and impact of political, social, cultural, environmental, technological, international, and diversity issues. Requires overall GPA of 2.0
This course provides an examination of the civil and business organization systems as it pertains to business and business formation. The course will help those with a business background, or seeking a business degree, to have a better understanding of business and corporate structure, business liability, contract issues, sales, psersonal and real estate property issues encountered by business owners and business managers.
Theory and practice in the use of correct, forceful English in business letters, reports, and other written and oral communication formats found in the business world, as well as an examination of non-verbal means of communication.
BUSA 3150 is an introduction to financial management of non-financial corporations. It emphasizes financial statement analysis, time value of money, valuation of various classes of securities, and the estimation, analysis of cash flows in the capital budgeting process.
This course examines the foundation, operation, and implications of state-of-the-art Internet economy. By experiencing Internet shopping and analyzing e-commerce companies, students will learn the components needed to engage in electronic commerce. Students will have hands on exercises in creating e-commerce based on these technologies.
This is an introductory course on the basic principles of agricultural economics. Production and consumer economics, agricultural policy, food marketing, futures markets, marketing of agricultural products, the farm services sector, and the world food situation are topics to be covered.
This course will analyze the impact of leadership on organizational effectiveness. It will attempt to differentiate between a leader and a manager, and how each can be vital to an organization’s success. Students will also learn new attributes of successful leaders, including interpersonal skills, attitudes, and behaviors, which can facilitate effective leadership within different types of organizations. The course explores the processes, stages, and leadership capacities and skills for leading change in organizations.
This undergraduate course is an introduction to the basic communication and group management skills required of effective human service workers, and the legal and ethical considerations that accompany human services work. Students will learn strategies for active listening, effective communication, understanding and managing group dynamics, and identifying and responding to legal and ethical issues in the workplace.
An introduction to the psychological theories and principles applied to the classroom. The course will include aspects of learning, motivation, classroom management, and assessment. Emphasis will be placed on developmentally designed instruction for all students.
CEPD-4106 Seminar in Residence Hall Staff Education
The purpose of the class is to provide the resident assistant with additional training that will assist in job performance and to provide supplemental learning activities that will allow individuals to explore new arenas of self-awareness.
This course is concerned with the theory and practice of educational and psychological measurement. The focus is on the technology of measurement rather than on the development of skill in the use of any given measuring instrument. Classroom test construction will be emphasized.
First course in a two-semester sequence covering elementary principles of general, organic, and biochemistry for allied health professions and non-science majors. Topics to be covered include: elements and compounds, chemical equations, organic nomenclature, and molecular geometry. Laboratory exercises supplement the lecture material. MATH 1111 may be taken concurrently.
Second course in a two-semester sequence covering elementary principles of general, organic, and biochemistry for allied health professions and non-science majors. Laboratory exercises supplement the lecture material.
First course in a two-semester sequence covering the fundamental principles and applications of chemistry for science majors. Topics to be covered include composition of matter, stoichiometry, periodic relations, and nomenclature. MATH 1113 and CHEM 1211L may be taken concurrently.
First course in a two-semester sequence covering the fundamental principles and applications of chemistry for science majors. Topics to be covered include composition of matter, stoichiometry, periodic relations, and nomenclature. Laboratory exercises supplement the lecture material. For more information on this institution's eCore courses, please see http://www.westga.edu/~ecore/ .
Second course in a two-semester sequence covering the fundamental principles and applications of chemistry for science majors. Topics to be covered include chemical bonding, properties of solids, liquids and gases, solutions, equilibria, acids and bases, solubility, thermodynamics, kinetics and electricity. Corequisite: CHEM 1212L
Second course in a two-semester sequence covering the fundamental principles and applications of chemistry for science majors. Laboratory exercises supplement the lecture material. For more information on this institution's eCore courses, please see http://www.westga.edu/~ecore/ .
Designed for the student with superior pre-college preparation. Principles of chemistry will be explored in an integrated class/laboratory setting. Topics will include reactions and reaction stoichiometry, atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, properties of solids, liquids and gases, solutions, equilibria, acids and bases, solubility, thermodynamics and kinetics, and electrochemistry. May not be taken for credit after successful completion of CHEM 1212.
A course designed to introduce Chemistry majors to current literature and career opportunities in Chemistry and allied fields. Faculty will present brief seminars pertaining to their research and topics of current interest. Students will carry out literature searches and make oral and/or written presentations on topics chosen in consultation with the instructor(s).
The first course of a two semester sequence which provides a broad introduction to the basic principles, theories and applications of the chemistry of carbon compounds. Topics will include modern structural theory, organic nomenclature, stereochemistry, reaction mechanisms and kinetics, and an introduction to functional group chemistry. Also covers the interpretation of IR, NMR, and mass spectroscopy for the structure determination of organic compounds. CHEM 2411L may be taken concurrently.
The second course will systematically explore reactions of carbon-containing compounds and the mechanistic pathways involved in these processes. Reactions that will be discussed include functional group transformations, oxidation, reductions, cyclo-additions and carbon-carbon bond formation. The course begins to teach the student how to systematically design a multi-step synthesis of complex organic compounds. CHEM 2422L may be taken concurrently.
Comprehensive one semester course that emphasizes those aspects of organic chemistry that are relevant to the study of biology. Whenever possible, correlations to biological molecules, medicine and disease will be made. Will cover fundamentals of contemporary organic chemistry including electronic structure, stereochemistry, and reactions of carbonyl and carboxylic acid derivatives. This one semester course will adequately prepare students for biochemistry courses. Will not fulfill the organic chemistry requirement for chemistry majors.
The purpose of this course is to apply the knowledge obtained in Principles of Organic Chemistry lecture to problem solving in the laboratory. Students will develop good laboratory techniques, including: isolate and purify organic substances, characterize substances prepared by physical means, correlate the physical properties of organic substances with their molecular structure, work safely, take data carefully, record relevant observation, use time effectively, and assess the efficiency of experimental methods.
Categories of hazardous chemicals, their origin, impact on society, state and federal regulations, handling, storage and disposal will be discussed. Case studies of hazardous chemicals will include asbestos, lead, polychlorinated biphenyls, pesticides, batteries. Regulations, particularly RCRA, CERCLA, OSHA, TSCA, SARA, NEPA, HMTA, CWA will be discussed.
Case-oriented approach will be used to explore selected topics of forensic science. These include: (1) the scientific and technological foundation for the examination of evidence; (2) the scope of expert qualifications and testimony, the legal status of scientific techniques, and the admissibility of the results in evidence; (3) the analysis of trace evidence including glass, soil, hair, fibers, gunpowder residues and bullet fragments; (4) forensic toxicology and pharmacology are applied to the analysis of alcohol, poisons, and drugs; and (5) the characterization of blood and other body fluids. The cases which stimulate the exploration of these areas include: the O.J. Simpson case, the John Kennedy assassination, the Jeffery Lindberg baby kidnapping, and the Tylenol poisonings. Not applicable as a Chemistry elective for students majoring or minoring in chemistry.
An examination of the current and historical patterns of alcohol, drug use, abuse, and control. Emphasis will be given to the patterns of usage, way these drugs affect body and types of rehabilitation centers. See CRIM 3242. Not applicable as a Chemistry elective for students majoring or minoring in Chemistry.
This course emphasizes skills needed for a student to function as a professional analytical chemist. The student will be firmly grounded in the areas of gravimetric and volumetric analysis, equilibria, quantitative spectroscopy, electrochemistry and chromatography. Special emphases will be placed on writing skills.
The second course will systematically explore reactions of carbon-containing compounds and the mechanistic pathways involved in these processes. Reactions that will be discussed include functional group transformations, oxidation, reductions, cyclo-additions and carbon-carbon bond formation. The course begins to teach the student how to systematically design a multi-step synthesis of complex organic compounds. CHEM 3422L may be taken concurrently.
This course is a survey course for students who do not need the more rigorous full-year sequence in physical chemistry. The course includes thermodynamics, chemical and phase equilibria, electrochemistry, kinetics and other topics in physical chemistry.
This course is an introduction to elementary quantum mechanics and its applications to selected chemical systems. Topics include an introduction to operators, 'particle in a box', harmonic oscillator, atomic structure, chemical bonding, atomic spectroscopy, rotational, vibrational and electronic spectroscopy of small molecules, and elementary statistical mechanics. MATH 2664 or MATH 3303 may be taken concurrently.
This course develops standard topics in classical physical chemistry, with primary emphasis on chemical thermodynamics. The course includes physical and chemical properties of real and ideal gases, the law of thermodynamics and their application to physical and chemical systems, chemical and phase equilibria, kinetic theory of gases, chemical kinetics, transport properties, and the application of quantum mechanics to thermodynamics in statistical mechanics. MATH 2654 or MATH 3303 may be taken concurrently.
This course applies wave-mechanical models of bound electrons to account for the electronic structure of atoms via orbital theory and how it is used to explain the similarities/differences in the behavior of various elements in the periodic table. This is followed by the building of numerous molecular systems via applying Molecular Orbital Theory with Group Symmetry. Orbital theory will be applied in interpreting/predicting the electronic interaction with light, chemical reactivity, and kinetic behavior in reaction mechanisms of various organic molecular systems.
In this course, students will demonstrate their understanding of the physical basis and general applications of experimental techniques in physical chemistry. In particular, they will demonstrate their ability in applying the theories from thermodynamics, kinetics, quantum mechanics and spectroscopy to interpret experimental data. They will also learn how to maintain a laboratory notebook - collect data in a professionally acceptable way. Finally, they will demonstrate their ability to communicate their data and results to others. CHEM 3521 or CHEM 3522 may be taken concurrently.
An introductory engineering approach to material and energy balance for physical and chemical processes are developed. Gas behavior, systems of units, material properties, thermophysical and thermochemical concepts are discussed. Emphasis is on the application of material and energy balances to steady and unsteady state physical and chemical processes.
Specially designed to meet the needs of future teachers, students design and carry out four independent inquiries, which they write up and present in the manner that is common in the scientific community. Course is restricted to UTEACH students.
An introductory engineering approach to thermodynamics for physical and chemical processes is developed. Applications of first and second laws, engines, refrigeration and compression cycles, equations of states, fluid properties, corresponding states will be emphasized.
A research project carried out under the guidance of a faculty member. Discussion of research areas with the faculty and preliminary work involving literature searching and planning should be completed before the senior year. Both a formal oral and written report of the results of the research must be presented to the faculty of the Department of Chemistry. ACS track students cannot use this as a Chemistry elective. Non-ACS track students can use up to 3 credit hours as a Chemistry elective.
Course is designed for pre- and in-service teachers. Title and description of course to be specified at time of offering. May be repeated for credit. May be used for major or minor in chemistry only by consent of department.
This is a course designed for chemistry majors that covers the use of instrumentation for chemical analysis. Topics will include optical spectroscopy, NMR, mass spectrometry and selected topics in polarimetry, voltammetry and chromatography. In this class, we will discuss the theory behind the analysis (with a strong emphasis on quantum mechanics and spectroscopy), instrumental operation (that covers the electronics and optical components of instruments), and the data analysis and interpretation (which includes signal processing, Fourier transformation, and statistical analysis). There is a three hour laboratory component to the course. Laboratory exercises will familiarize students with electronics, applications of spectroscopy, chemical instrumentation and data analysis.
This course introduces elementary concepts of modern surface chemistry. Considerations of thermodynamics, kinetics, surface structure, electronic structure, and catalysis and reactivity will be explored using examples from the current literature. Surface chemistry, draws upon all areas of chemistry; therefore, a solid background in calculus, physics, and chemistry is assumed.
CHEM-4350L Techniques of Surface Chemistry Laboratory
This laboratory course is designed to familiarize a student to modern techniques of surface science. The technique includes scanning tunneling microscopy, atomic force microscopy, low energy electron diffraction, auger electron spectroscopy, thermal desorption spectroscopy, and ion sputtering. Design considerations of vacuum systems will be explored. Since all techniques are on-site, this will be a interactive hands on experience.
Advanced topics in analytical chemistry provides the student exposure to current topics and problems unique to the field of analytical chemistry. This course will be offered periodically with the topics announced by the faculty involved.
Building upon the students' background in organic chemistry, these courses will explore in greater depth selected advanced topics in organic chemistry. Selected topics such as advanced synthesis, reaction mechanism, molecular orbital theory, spectroscopy, stereochemistry and physical organic chemistry will be offered.
Building upon the students' background in required courses in physical chemistry, this course will explore in greater depth selected topics in physical chemistry. These will be chosen from atomic and molecular structure, spectroscopy, statistical mechanics, and dynamics of chemical reactions.
The wave nature of electrons is applied to atomic structure and periodic trends. Inter and intramolecular bonding models are used to interpret the chemical and physical properties of various materials, from simplistic diatomic molecules to structurally complex molecular and ionic systems. Thermodynamic principles are used to determine the relative stability of inorganic compounds.
Fundamental quantum mechanical principles are applied to atomic structure and the periodic properties of the elements. The structure and reactivity of ionic and molecular systems are qualitatively analyzed by using bonding models such as valence bond theory, group symmetry and molecular orbital theory. The Band Theory is used to investigate the insulating/conducting properties of solids.
The thermodynamic, kinetic, and quantum mechanical properties of inorganic compounds are investigated. Bonding models are used to explain the physical and chemical properties of organometallic, main group, and heavy metal systems. Nuclear properties of the elements are explored and nuclear models are compared.
The first of two semester sequence in biochemistry covering the general physical and chemical properties of biomolecules and the metabolism. Topics will include biomolecular structure and function, first-order enzyme kinetics, glycolysis and carbohydrate metabolism, Kreb's cycle, oxidative phosphorylation, fatty acid catabolism and biosynthesis, metabolism and utilization of amino acids, biologically important amines and regulation of metabolism.
Covers bio- chemistry and spectroscopy of biomolecules. Topics include protein folding, protein stability, protein-DNA interactions, physical chemistry of biomembranes, kinetics (beyond first order), molecular mechanics and dynamics, NMR spectroscopy (fluorescence, circular dicroism, laser spectroscopy), mass spectrometry and xray crystallograph.
The laboratory course will emphasize the principles discussed in the lecture courses Biochemistry I and Biochemistry II. Half of the course will place emphasis on experiments that introduce students to the practices of protein separation, purification, quantification and assays. The other half of the course will emphasize principles from physical biochemistry and spectroscopy of biomolecules. Experiments will examine macromolecular structure and stability; protein folding; lipid bilayer structure and dynamics and enzyme kinetics. This course will provide students with experience in instrumental techniques that are used in research and industrial facilities.
CHEM-4910L Tools and Applications in Chemical Research and Practice
Tools and Applications in Chemical Research and Practice is a 3 credit hour laboratory based course that introduces students to a research experience using a series of small-scale, multi-week research modules. This capstone course capitalizes on previous knowledge and skills from multidisciplinary chemistry courses and focuses on a narrow problem in a practical application. Each module begins with skill building activities followed by and in-depth exploration of one aspect of the problem allowing students access to research experiences as part of the mainstream curriculum.
This laboratory course involves non-trivial synthesis of organic and inorganic molecules by a variety of advanced techniques (vacuum line, inert atmosphere, high/low temperature, etc.). Spectroscopic (FT-NMR, IR, UV, etc.) and computational methods are used to investigate characterize, and compare experimental and theoretical properties of the synthesized molecules. Special emphasis will be placed on writing skills.
This course is an introduction to the practice of modern environmental chemistry. Topics include pollutants in water, soil, and the atmosphere; equilibria in aqueous systems; experimental methods in environmental analyses; toxicological chemistry; current environmental problems. The laboratory will consist of EPA-approved methods of analyses.
This course focuses on macroscopic rates of chemical reactions as a tool to a molecular level understanding. The emphasis is on an integrated approach to view examples drawn from various subdisciplines within chemistry, namely organic, inorganic and biological. Topics include integrated rate laws, experimental techniques in chemical kinetics, steady state approximation, mechanisms of organic, inorganic, and enzyme reactions, catalysis, collision theory, and elementary activated complex theory.
Commercial production of everyday and specialty chemicals will be discussed with emphasis on raw materials, chemistry, equipment, environmental impact. Typical industries: inorganic acids/bases, hydrocarbon derivatives, aromatics, petroleum refining, polymers, pesticides/fertilizers, paper/pulp, pharmaceuticals, soaps/detergents.
CHEM-4985 Selected Topics in Chemistry: An Integrated Approach
This course focuses on selected topics in chemistry which may consist of spectroscopy, magnetic resonance or stereo chemistry. The emphasis is on an integrated approach to view examples that transcend sub-disciplines within chemistry, namely inorganic, organic, physical, analytical, and biochemistry.
An introduction to management information systems that focuses on emerging technologies and examines how programs such as Microsoft Office can be used in making business decisions. There is a heavy emphasis on Excel as students format and modify worksheets, use advanced formulas, and create charts and pivot tables. Requires overall GPA of 2.0.
This course introduces students to the study of organizations as systems supported by information processing. Students will be able to distinguish needs for information at different levels in organizations. They will be able to evaluate information system decisions. They will analyze business information problems using formal methods.
This course introduces students to basic programming and web page design. Specific emphasis will be placed on introducing students to web development applications, content management systems, and programming languages.
An introduction to the theoretical and practical issues related to Enterprise Architecture (EA). EA is the organizing structure for business processes and IT infrastructure. Top performing organizations know how to design their business processes and IT infrastructure for success of their current operations, and the most successful companies know how to expand their EA to enable innovation and to seize a competitive advantage for the future. This course will introduce students to EA concepts and will equip students with design thinking tools and knowledge needed to extend an organization’s EA. Specific emphasis will be placed on using SAP enterprise systems design tools. Same as MGNT 4330.
An introduction to the theoretical and practical issues related to enterprise and decision support systems. Will introduce students to the technologies involved in these systems and will examine the need to share, communicate, and manage organizational information for integration and decision making. Specific emphasis will be placed on using enterprise systems such as Greenway's PrimeSuite or SAP's enterprise system.
Business and government are facing a rapidly expanding need for information security professionals. This course surveys important skills in information security program design, networking and application security, the development of information security safeguards and information security auditing, disaster recovery, policy development, identity management, and effective threat assessment. This course is only for MIS majors.
CISM-4386 Business Internship (Management Information Systems)
Practical internship experience with a commercial firm or organization for selected junior or senior students. (Students will be given a written agreement specifying course credit hours and grading system to be used).
This undergraduate course is an introduction to the Health and Community Wellness degree. Through this course, students will discover the many aspects of an undergraduate degree in Health and Community Wellness, including an overview of the classes required, current and future opportunities available with a degree in this field, the potential opportunities, certifications, and work experiences which students can pursue.
CMWL-2200 Social Determinants of Health and Wellness
This course engages students in critical analyses of contemporary cultural and sociological issues and their interaction on the health and wellness (physical, social, emotional, psychological) of individuals and society as a whole. Students will actively examine contemporary societal issues from multiple vantage points in order to better understand their complexities and the impact they have on the well being of all.
This undergraduate course is a study of human growth and development from birth through aging and death. The course focuses on areas of physical, cognitive, social, personality, and emotional development as a series of progressive changes resulting from the biological being interacting with the environment. The course will study factors affecting these changes within historical, multicultural, and societal perspectives.
An introduction to the role of mental and emotional health in overall well-being. Emphasis is placed on research and practice related to improving mental health and emotional well-being. In addition, barriers to improving mental health are explored at the individual, community, and societal levels. Students are expected to establish and pursue personal goals related to improving emotional health and demonstrate a thorough understanding of the relationship between mental and emotional health and the other pillars of healthful living. Students will also examine common behavioral strategies with regard to substance use and abuse and its management and the use of alternative remedies for physical, mental and emotional dependencies and addictions.
Review the science that connects human behaviors and psychological variables to health status. The role of Psychology in disease, injury, premature death, substance abuse, exercise, diet, stress, social relationships, coping behaviors and high level wellness, both to individual and society. Includes interrelatedness of wellness dimensions, healthy and destructive behaviors, managing chronic diseases, psychosocial aspects of final illness and death, and delivery of health services.
CMWL-3110 Program Evaluation in Community Settings
This course is designed to prepare students to effectively and efficiently participate in program evaluation in community settings. Students will learn the fundamentals of program evaluation theory, ethics, design, measurement, and data analysis and outline a program evaluation proposal. Students will also examine the issues and practices in planning and conducting program evaluations in community settings. A service learning component of 5 hours is required.
This undergraduate course provides healthy eating and nutrition principles for fitness and wellness professionals. The course helps students understand the role of nutrition in improving health and applying these ideas to establish healthy SMART goals and eating plans. A review of current eating habits and patterns using nationally recommended dietary guidelines and nutritional assessment tools will be covered. Course topics include the relationship between nutrition and various diseases, use of dietary supplementation, and nutrition for improved sport and fitness performance.
CMWL-3220 Principles and Foundations of Health Promotion, Education and Program Evaluation
This undergraduate course provides students with a comprehensive overview of the practical and theoretical skills needed to plan, implement and evaluate health promotion programs in a variety of settings. The course helps students develop a health education program, work through examples and activities for program planning application and review the essential tools for effective practices in health promotion, education and evaluation.
This undergraduate course provides students with leadership skills and experience that directly apply to fitness programs. Topics include current trends in group exercise formats, exercise program design and implementation, methods of intensity monitoring, exercise risk factors, safety issues as they relate to proper alignment and technique, evaluation of existing programs and basic business practices, professional certifications and educational organizations in group fitness instruction.
CMWL-3240 Current Issues and Trends in Fitness and Wellness Leadership
This undergraduate course gives students an overview of the current issues and trends in the health, fitness, and wellness industry, by providing quality opportunities for gaining in-depth knowledge of the most relevant topics impacting the field. The course specifically highlights career opportunities and code of conduct for professionals, legal issues and responsibilities, working with special populations, nutrition and weight control, fitness and wellness promotion, current certifications, healthcare, and the business of the industry. Additional content may vary based on recent trends related to epidemiology, exercise and aging, psychology of health and fitness, program adherence, research methods, exercise prescription and assessment, consumer choices, and sport concerns.
In this course, students will reflect on the role various forms of electronic and digital technology can play in the health and community wellness profession and how you can engage these processes with your clients. You will become skilled in using selected digital tools used common in today's health and wellness careers. In addition, you will be exposed to basic theories of communication, methods of delivery, and evaluation. Further, you will learn to determine appropriate applications of these theories and techniques in health promotion settings.
CMWL-4000 Exercise and Wellness Programming for Special Populations
Issues related to the appropriation of health interventions (specific physical activity and/or exercise programs) for special populations, including, but not limited to: older adults, children, obesity, diabetes, CVD, cancer, anxiety, depression, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, COPD, HIV, organ transplant, PAD, arthritis and musculoskeletal injuries. Evidence-based, advanced programming methods and population-specific considerations will be discussed. ACSM’s Exercise is Medicine initiative will be a focal point for this course.
Develop theory, skills, and techniques related to guiding groups and individuals through meaningful lifestyle changes by emphasizing motivational strategies and behavioral and holistic practices. Motivational interviewing techniques and diverse coaching methodologies will be taught, practiced, and compared and contrasted.
An introduction to the principles and practices in workplace wellness. Emphasis is placed on understanding and development of a comprehensive framework for improving employee health and productivity. Students explore the evidence base for ensuring program efficacy and maximizing return on investment. Case studies provide opportunities to understand the range of effective programs and value of needs assessment, support of top management, employee education and behavioral health support, change in organizational culture, and ongoing evaluation and program improvement.
CMWL-4102 Service Learning in Health and Community Wellness
Supervised pre-professional practice experience in health and wellness promotion and coaching. Students will be placed in service learning sites in a range of venues and will receive on-site supervision by a field supervisor as well as seminar meetings with the course instructor.
CMWL-4103 Applied Research Methods in Health and Community Wellness
This course introduces students to the concepts, design, implementation, and interpretation of research in health and community wellness. Students will learn to synthesize existing literature and determine gaps worth researching. Students will learn both quantitative and qualitative research methods through hands on data collection and analysis experience. The course emphasis is for students to prepare and present scholarly research projects to experts and peers in the field. Overall, students will become informed consumers of research and develop an understanding of how research can guide decision making in the field.
CMWL-4685 Special Topics in Health and Community Wellness
Special topics courses in this degree program explore subject areas at the leading edge in this field. Titles and descriptions of specific courses to be inserted at time of offering. Course may be repeated for credit up to 20 times.
This course is a broad approach to oral communication skills including intrapersonal, interpersonal, small group, and public speaking. Students in this course will be expected to participate in discussions on a frequent basis, take 12 short online quizzes, complete a variety of unit assignments and take a proctored final exam. For more information on this institution's ecore courses, please see http://www.westga.edu/~ecore/
Instruction and practice in competitive debate. Emphasis on skills necessary for intercollegiate debate, including research and strategy. Debate team membership is not prerequisite, but the focus is exclusively college debate.
An introductory, yet critical examination of the historical development, and paramount economic, legal/policy, ethical, political, and social effects issues concerned with mass media, i.e., books, newspapers, magazines, recordings, radio, movies, television, the internet, public relations, and advertising. Particular attention given to competition, convergence, and mass media's impact on society, as well as society's impact on mass media.
Examination of the major classical and contemporary ethical philosophies. Application of ethical decision-making models to media issues, particularly freedom of speech, economic pressure, invasion of privacy, and the public's rights.
The course is designed to provide students with an understanding of rhetoric in the context of social influence. In addition to identifying key concepts of rhetorical analysis, the course includes evaluation of communicative strategies and tactics of social justice movements. The course also examines the ways in which technological developments – the channels of communication – have altered rhetorical messages, as well as their effectiveness in influencing public opinion and achieving institutional change.
This writing-intensive course builds upon the student’s basic skills attained in COMM3301, Writing & Reporting for Newspapers. Public Affairs Reporting concerns coverage of government and community events such as city council meetings, hearings, and press conferences. The course also includes writing for beats, editorials, columns and reviews.
This is a writing workshop where students will investigate various story-telling styles, structures and techniques, and implement these analyses in the development of stories written for the screen. Students will also engage with marketing and promotional texts within the field.
Theories and inquiry into strategies for the creation of and ethical use of persuasive messages including historical and contemporary perspectives in various communication contexts. Special focus on oral presentation of persuasive content and analysis of ethical persuasive strategies.
This theory-driven course will analyze verbal and nonverbal communication in person-to-person relationships, paying special attention to the stages of relationship development and dissolution, conflict management strategies, identity development, and the role of power and perception.
COMM-3350 Telecommunication and Electronic Media Industries
A continuation of COMM 1154, examining contemporary industry and social issues facing telecommunication and electronic media. Particular attention given to analysis of structure and process, revenue sources, programming and services, audience research, and effects.
Instruction in the operation of television studio and digital video technology and introduction to the production of television and digital video messages. Emphasis on electronic newsgathering, television studio production, and digital video editing techniques.
An introduction to the foundations, applications, and techniques of digital social media. Opportunities for practical experience developing blogs and other social media content, and exploring the relation of these emerging technologies to traditional mass communication media within society.
Expounds upon principles discussed in COMM 3350 - Telecommunications and Electronic Media Industries, and offers an in-depth examination of the historical, legal, and professional practices involved in programming and managing the electronic media. Emphasis will focus on the processes of selecting, scheduling, promoting, and evaluating programming for commercial radio and television networks and stations, cable television, public radio and television, and online. Moreover, management issues and programming terminology, strategies, and economics will be discussed.
Survey and critical analysis of scholarship concerned with the relationship between mass media, public relations, and selected populaces who have been given peripheral attention, i.e., minorities, women, lower socioeconomic class, and those who are aging or have physical disabilities. Emphasis on the cultural impact of media and public relations in terms of representations, audience effects, and industry demographics, as well as media literacy and advocacy.
This course will analyze the communication process in intercultural contexts, including self-awareness of our intersecting cultural identities, listening, verbal and nonverbal styles across cultures, culture shock, and communication values in intercultural dialogue.
This course will provide students with an understanding of how films, from blockbusters to micro-budgets, are developed, financed, marketed and distributed both inside and outside established circuits of audiovisual trade.
This course will survey the role of gender in various communication contexts: relationships, organizations, educational institutions, and mass media. Consideration will be given to the social construction of categories of gender, race, sexuality, and class and how they have changed over time.
This course will examine communication principles that address how to manage conflicts productively in interpersonal and organizational contexts. Consideration will be given to the role that goals, power, and conflict management styles play in conflict interactions, as well as the potential for third-party interventions.
This course will introduce students to health communication theory, research, and practice in a variety of health communication contexts, such as patient-provider communication, public health communication, health campaigns, and communication in healthcare organizations.
A study of the history, techniques and importance of photographs for the print media, along with their evolving role in convergent and online media, including analysis of the aesthetic and social impact of photographs. Practice in the production of documentary photographs appropriate for print and online news delivery, as well as the photographic essay, using digital photography and digital editing tools.
This workshop-based skills course explores the communicative uses of sound in audio-visual media, with an emphasis on early and deliberate decision-making about what listeners hear. A number of technically-driven creative skills projects are supported by an examination of the history of sound recording practices, the origins and development of the field of sound design, and critical listening and viewing exercises.
This workshop-based skills course explores the communicative potential of the moving image. Students will analyze and practice deliberate strategies of image-making to produce intended effects for viewers. Through critical viewing and analysis, reading, skills exercises and a number of technically-driven creative projects, students will develop the expressive resources of the moving image for a broad use in audio-visual media.
Students will work with the various aspects of film and video editing, synthesizing technology, creative storytelling, visual effects, motion graphics and sound editing, along with digital distribution formats and strategies.
Students will build the vocabulary, conceptual framework, and practical skills necessary for directing audio-visual works. These include the ability to analyze and discuss shot progression, camera movement, and on-screen performance, as well as developing a deeper understanding of production practices and cinema as a visual language.
Public Relations Management provides students insights regarding key concepts, theoretical perspectives, essential skills and abilities, and critical thinking and problem solving skills necessary for effective communication within an organization and with its stakeholders. Topics include issues management, risk management, relationship management, crisis planning and preparation, case studies, and developing communication plans.
Practical experience with the campus newspaper, The West Georgian, that primarily includes general and specialty news writing and reporting on deadline, editorial decision-making, interviewing, copy editing, photojournalism, and layout and design across traditional and emerging digital media platforms. Emphasis is placed on news style and judgment, localization, and ethical and legal issues. Repeatable; Maximum of 3.0 credits hours may be applied to the Mass Communications major.
COMM-4421P Practicum: Bluestone Public Relations Firm
Practical experience with the student-managed public relations firm that primarily includes hands-on experience through service learning and experiential learning projects for private, nonprofit, and public sector clients. Emphasis is placed on strategic planning, research, data analysis, campaign development, copywriting, promotional design, and use of social media across traditional and digital media platforms. Repeatable; Maximum of 3.0 credit hours may be applied to the Mass Communications major.
Practical experience with the campus radio station, The WOLF Internet Radio, that primarily includes editing, management, on-air experience, producing, programming, promotions, production, and remotes across traditional and emerging digital media platforms. Repeatable; Maximum of 3.0 credit hours may be applied to the Mass Communications major.
Practical experience with the campus television station, WUTV, that primarily includes anchoring, directing, editing, field and studio camera operation, news gathering, producing, reporting, scripting, studio and field production, and switching across traditional and emerging digital media platforms.
Part film-production workshop and part study in film-history and aesthetics – this skills-based class explores through action the methods, strategies, tools, and processes of non-fiction film communication.
Students will form the crew that will handle all aspects of production in this industry-modeled film production workshop. This hands-on production experience will cover the art and craft of producing works of fiction for visual media, including project development, set etiquette, crew hierarchy, set safety, on-screen blocking, staging, and teamwork.
This public relations capstone course applies knowledge and skills learned in previous public relations courses in the planning, execution, and evaluation of a client campaign. Provides students the opportunity to gain a positive client evaluation and a quality product to use in their portfolios.
Coaching and practice in gathering, writing, and reporting television and radio news under deadline. Particular attention given to news style and judgment as well as aesthetic, ethical, and legal issues. Ability to shoot and edit field video is required.
Direct involvement with the scripting, planning, producing, direction and post-production of film, television, or video programs under the supervision of the instructor. Emphasis on the advanced creative, organizational and managerial aspects of film, television, and video production.
Examination of the legal context regulating print, telecommunication and electronic media as well as advertising and public relations industries. Emphasis on libel, slander, privacy, copyright, free press/fair trial and obscenity law. This course is restricted to Seniors.
Exploration and analysis of critical, contemporary issues concerned with the relationship between mass media and society. Emphasis on critical, creative, and collaborative thinking to reach considered judgments and position students to be media literate, responsible, and responsive 21st century mass media and public relations professionals.
Variable topic courses offered on an individual basis to explore or extend study of specialized mass media and public relations scholarship. Students must collaborate with instructor to outline learning objectives, and curriculum to achieve them.
A hands-on, supervised, media field experience to apply and test knowledge and skills, and to network with professionals. Internship must be approved by internship coordinator. To be approved, internship must offer experiential learning in Convergence Journalism, Digital Media & Telecommunication, Film & Video Production, and/or Public Relations; require majors to intern 45 hours for each credit hour enrolled or 135 hours if enrolled 3 credit hours; assign interns an immediate supervisor who has academic credentials and professional experience in the discipline. Additional Prerequisites: Major; Junior or Senior; minimum of nine credit hours of COMM 3000-4000 level courses; and Major GPA of 2.5 or above. Permission of the Instructor is required.
This course will explore a variety of theoretical approaches to human communication from multiple paradigms of thought, including selected theories of language, interpersonal communication, small group interaction, organizational communication, intercultural communication, race, gender, and persuasion.
This course provides an overview of the criminal justice system in the United States. Topics covered include definitions and measures of crime, fear of crime, victims of crime, law enforcement, courts, corrections, and juvenile justice.
This course will provide an overview of issues and controversies in criminology. In addition to a survey of the major criminological series, the course concentrates on the major types of crimes committed in America society. Additionally, students will be exposed to how major societal institutions impact upon crime control efforts. Finally, problems associated with the measurement of crime are considered.
This course will examine the types and patterns of juvenile delinquency and the social and institutional context within which delinquency occurs. Major theories of delinquency will be presented. The juvenile justice system will be discussed with a focus on historical changes and contemporary challenges.
Law enforcement in America will be examined at the federal, state and local levels. The history of law enforcement, the structure and functions of law enforcement agencies and the role of police in society will be covered. In addition, the course will explore the management of police and the challenges facing police administrators.
Criminal Procedure covers the major U.S. Supreme Court decisions regarding law enforcement. These cases provide the boundaries which facilitate as well as limit the actions of law enforcement officers in such activities as: 'stop and frisk', arrest, questioning, surveillance, vehicle stops and searches, as well as search and seizures which yield evidence admissible at trial. Also emphasizes legal reasoning and interpretation as well as the fundamental elements of case briefing and jurisdiction.
This course introduces students to the history, traditions, and philosophy of criminal courts in America. It focuses on the organizational structures of the courts at the local, state, and federal levels. Students will learn about the various legal actors(e.g., judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys) and the roles they play in the courtroom. Finally, this course examines the nature of criminal law and the procedures that must be followed when defendants enter the judicial system from arraignment to sentencing.
Corrections in America will be examined at the federal, state and local levels. The history of incarceration, the structure and functions of jails, prisons, and community corrections and the role of corrections in society will be covered.
As we look around the world, we witness a vast array of individual, corporate, and state criminal activity that is varied in its scope, intensity, and effect upon society. The amount and variety of global crime is immense, and in order to fully appreciate its dimensions, we must impose certain definitions and perspectives. Two of the most important variables to understand are the influences of culture and globalization on the causes and responses to crime around the world. Although it may be difficult to comprehend why such crime persists decade after decade, the search for these answers uncovers a challenging and fascinating tapestry of criminal activity.
An examination of the current and historical patterns of alcohol and drug use, abuse, and control. Strong emphasis will be given to patterns of usage and types and kinds of programs used by helping agencies in the rehabilitation process. Same as CHM 3140.
Covers the fundamental elements of criminal law such as mens rea and actus reus as well as crimes such as murder, burglary, assault and battery. Significant cases and articles on historically well-established crimes will be examined as will some of the contemporary and more controversial crimes or instances of crime. Legal reasoning interpretative skills will be emphasized.
Provides an in-depth analysis of the victims of crime. This course focuses on the historical development of victimology, which emerged in the 1940's as an independent field of study as well as surveying some of the more recent works by contemporary thinkers.
This course examines the basic principles of criminal investigation. Coverage includes study of current investigative procedures used in handling of crime scenes, interviews, evidence, surveillance, report writing, modus operandi, and technical resources. In addition, this course explores theories, philosophies, and concepts related to prevention, apprehension, and suppression of crimes.
Examines sociological and psychological evidence that can be useful in the context of criminal investigations. Explores the types of questions that profiling attempts to answer; the aspects of crimes, crime scenes, and criminals that profilers are interested in; and, the general types of information often contained within criminal profiles. Concludes by looking at specific types of crimes for which profilers are sometimes employed, including sociological and psychological characteristics of serial arsonists, rapists, and murders.
Critically examines the relationships between the social sciences and the legal system with particular attention to the participation of mental health professionals in the resolution of legal issues. Analyzes select socio-legal controversies that lie at the forefront of this emerging interdisciplinary relationship. Specific topics addressed include: the prediction of dangerousness; competency to stand trial, be executed, represent oneself, and refuse treatment; the insanity defense; jury selection; jury decision-making; eyewitness testimony and accuracy concerns; and the testimony of children in court.
This course provides students the opportunity to engage in faculty-directed research by working on an independent project or by working as an assistant to a faculty member. May be taken twice for credit toward the degree.
An introduction to the logic and procedures of quantitative and qualitative research methods. Focuses on research design, use of computer and statistical packages, date interpretation, the relation of research and theory, and the writing of scientific research reports.
This course will introduce one of the most common research methods used in the field of criminology: the survey. Topics covered will include sampling, modes of conducting surveys, question wording, and dealing with non-response. In the later part of the semester, students will gain practical knowledge of the topic by conducting live telephone interviews.
Provides a systematic, precise, and rational perspective based on probability theory. Learn descriptive and inferential statistics and computer application of statistical packages. Same as PSYC 4003 and SOCI 4003.
CRIM 4004 Managing Data 3/0/3 This course teaches students to build and manage databases using SPSS. An emphasis is placed on working with large national data sets, including those available through the U.S. Census Bureau and the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research. Although a basic understanding of research methods and statistics is helpful, it is not necessary for this course. PRE-REQUISITES: CRIM 1100
This class provides an overview of violent crime in America. It will offer the student readings which incorporate research on violence, theoretical causes of violent crime, and the application of current knowledge to social policy. Course topics include the patterns of violent crime, theoretical explanations of violence, prevention of violent crime, and the punishment/treatment of violent offenders.
The main focus of this course is on examining a variety of contemporary issues in police deviance. Controversies have arisen regarding officer misconduct, racial profiling, excessive use of force and noble cause corruption. The controversies provide a context for studying the ethics of police deviance.
Focuses on major moral theories and ethical decision making in the field of criminal justice. Conflicting loyalties, competing social demands, and subcultural strains specific to criminal justice will be explored.
This course will introduce students to the participation of women in the criminal justice system. Offenses committed by females, laws peculiar to females, and the treatment of females by the system will be explored. Women as professionals and their impact on the system will also be discussed.
This course will examine family violence from both a personal and social perspective. Research and theory in family violence will be discussed, along with types of relationships, incidence, prevalence, inter-personal dynamics, contributing factors, consequences, social response and services. Prevention strategies will be explored.
This course will examine the history of youth gangs in the U.S. and how gangs have changed over time. Students will learn about contemporary gangs and their activities, why youths join gangs and how gangs relate to the larger society.
An interdisciplinary course which looks at the justice systems of such countries as: England, France, China, Japan, South Africa and the Islamic States as well as a brief look at the history of the Western Legal Tradition. Comparisons are made for the purpose of answering such questions as: What do the various notions of justice entail? How do they differ? Why? How are they enframed by their philosophical and belief systems? How do the outcomes of their applications of justice differ?
This course will examine the roles of the criminal justice system and the private sector in preventing crime. The historical developments of crime prevention methodologies including: community involvement, education, and awareness programs, governmental intervention, target hardening, and environmental design will be discussed and their impacts will be critically assessed. In addition, students will be introduced to contemporary crime prevention strategies and the techniques for evaluating prevention programs.
This course will examine juvenile crime within a larger social context, exploring the positive and negative contributions of the individual, the family, peer, schools and the larger community. Intervention strategies will be assessed, and a model will be presented for community action that can reduce/prevent juvenile crime.
CRIM-4260 Prisoner Reentry and Community Corrections
This course will examine how criminal justice social scientists develop, examine and evaluate the impact and successes of the various community corrections programs. Examines community corrections, probation and parole, treatment philosophies, and strategies for supervision. Evidence-based, effective community-based correctional programs will be examined.
This course offers an examination of the relationships between social stratification, crime, and criminal justice. Explored will be the empirical and theoretical associations that race/ethnicity, sex/gender, social class, and other systems of inequality have with crime, victimization, and criminal justice system response. This course also explores the relationship between social inequality, criminal offending, and criminal victimization. In addition, how racial/ethnic, gender, age, and socioeconomic inequality influence (and are influenced by) criminal justice policy making, processes, and outcomes will be explored. Contemporary issues in policing, courts, sentencing, and punishment will be addressed to explore the complex interaction between social disadvantage (particularly related to race and ethnicity), the criminal justice system, and broader social relations.
The role of police in society changes as other demographic, social and political changes occur. This course will explore the challenges facing police today in terms of community relations, special populations, accountability and opening their ranks to more women and minorities.
This course examines the relationship between race, ethnicity, and crime and racial issues confronting the criminal justice system. Students will explore how other minority groups are treated by the criminal justice system. The course also examines how classical and contemporary theories are used to explain racial biases in the criminal justice system.
This course will focus on a particular issue being dealt with by the criminal justice system today. Students will critically examine the issue and related research and theories. The social context of the issue will be explored as well as possible actions to address the problem. Course is repeatable for credit.
The Senior Capstone course is designed to ensure that the graduates of the Criminology program are equipped with the skills necessary to pursue further study or to take a job in the criminal justice system or other professional agency. The class requires students to demonstrate oral and written communication skills. Additionally students will be required to develop materials that will be helpful in finding employment.
A course in correctional programs at the local, state, and federal levels including youth probation and parole. The organization and administration of correctional systems will be examined with particular attention given to control, classification, discipline, treatment, and post-release procedures for the juvenile and adult offenders.
This course will examine the ever changing field of correctional law. It will focus on the evolution of inmate rights, the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court's willingness to get involved in the executive branch's business of running prisons, and the current court's movement away from the micro-managing of prisons in America.
This course presents an examination of corporate and white collar crime in the United States including definitional issues, typologies, theories, victimization, enforcement, and the sanctioning of organizations & individuals.
The study of sports as a socializing influence within society. The analysis of the role of sports, the subculture of sports, the linkages with violence and crime, as well as other unintended consequences of sports in America and the world. Same as SOCI 4693.
This course examines domestic and international terrorism. It looks at the theories concerning the causes of terrorism and the various ways that individuals and institutions respond to terrorism. The 'war on terrorism' is examined for its unintended consequences.
Title and description of the type of independent study to be offered will be specified on the variable credit form students must complete before registering for the class. May be repeated three times for credit.
This course gives senior criminology majors the opportunity to conduct significant, independent, empirical research under the supervision of a faculty thesis directory. Students are required to make an oral and written presentation of their research. May be taken twice for credit toward the degree.
CSCI 1301 is an introduction to computer science with coverage of algorithmic foundations, hardware concepts, and introductory programming in Java. Specific topics include data storage, data manipulation, and data abstractions. Programming concepts covered are algorithm design, primitive data types, and expressions, loops, modular programming, conditional execution, program logic, and arrays.
A hands-on introduction to the use of personal computers and software, with an introductory examination of the effects of computer technology on contemporary society. Topics will include productivity applications, creation of Web pages, and societal and ethical issues in computing; privacy, security, censorship, and the changes in work, school, and entertainment fostered by computing.
An introduction to the concepts, usage, and uses of computers. Topics include the social and ethical aspects of computing; the Internet, including the creation of Web pages; overview of computer architecture, operating systems, and applications; an introduction to algorithms and programming using Visual BASIC.
This course introduces two fundamental aspects of computer science--abstraction and design--as students learn to develop programs in a high-level programming language. Students will study and implement a variety of applications, including graphics and scientific simulations. The course assumes no prior background in programming or computer science.
This course explores the three fundamental aspects of computer science--theory, abstraction, and design--as the students develop moderately complex software in a high-level programming language. It will emphasize problem solving, algorithm development, and object-oriented design and programming. This course may not be attempted more than three times without department approval.
This course continues the exploration of theory, abstraction, and design in computer science as the students develop more complex software in a high-level programming language. This course may not be attempted more than two times without department approval.
An introduction to the design and implementation of web pages and sites: foundations of human-computer interaction; development processes; interface, site and navigation design; markup and style-sheet languages; site evaluation; introduction to client-side scripting.
An introduction to systems architecture and its impact on software execution. Topics include digital logic and digital systems, machine level representation of data, assembly level machine organization, memory systems organization, I/O and communication, and CPU implementation.
CS-3151 Data Structures and Discrete Mathematics I
An integrated approach to the study of data structures, algorithm analysis, and discrete mathematics. Topics include induction and recursion, time and space complexity, and big-O notation, propositional logic, proof techniques, sorting, mathematical properties of data structures, including lists.
A continuation of CS 3201: effective practices, principles and patterns for building correct, understandable, testable, and maintainable code using a variety of programming paradigms, programming languages and system architectures.
An introduction to the software development life cycle and contemporary software development methods. This course places special emphasis on object-oriented systems. Students are expected to complete a medium scale software project.
This course covers principles of database systems. Topics include theory of relational databases, database design techniques, database query languages, transaction processing, distributed databases, privacy and civil liberties. Students are expected to complete a project in database design, administration, and development.
Application and survey of problem-solving methods in artificial intelligence with emphasis on heuristic programming, production systems, neural networks, agents, social implications of computing, and professional ethics and responsibilities.
This course focuses on current industry best practices used to develop dynamic, interactive, multi-page websites. Topics include user-interface development, common web components, database interactions, and security.
This course introduces the foundations and applications of distributed and cloud computing. Topics include multi-threaded programming, scheduling, synchronization, network architecture, distributed computing and distributed services, cloud services, and internet-scale computing.
Individual study in computer science through a mutual agreement between the student and a computing faculty member. May be repeated for a maximum of 10 hours credit. Departmental consent is required for use of this credit toward a major or minor in computer science.
Individual research in computer science through a mutual agreement between the student and a computing faculty member. May be repeated for a maximum of 10 hours credit. Departmental consent is required for use of this credit toward a major or minor in computer science.
A hands-on supervised field experience in computing. Students will create and present a comprehensive portfolio documenting the field experience. Students may replace this course with CS 4983, CS 4985, or CS 4981. This course may be repeated for a total of 6 hours. Grading is S/U
ECED-3214 Exploratory Activities in Music and the Fine Arts
An introductory course that surveys methods and activities to teach fundamental skills in movement/dance/drama, art and music in the early childhood/elementary curriculum. Field experience required. Admission to Teacher Education. Must be taken concurrently with ECED 3271, ECED 3282 and READ 3251, or with Advisor approval.
ECED-3271 Integrating Curriculum, Instruction, and Classroom Management for Pre K-5 Classrooms
Students will examine theories and models for designing curriculum, instruction, and classroom management in Pre-K through fifth grade classrooms. Students will also observe and apply these theories and models during a field based experience.
Students are placed in a designated early childhood/elementary site. Requirements include observing children and planning and implementing learning activities with the guidance of a qualified supervisor. Must be taken concurrently with ECED 3214, ECED 3271 and READ 3251 or with advisor approval.
ECED-4251 Assessment and Correction Mathematics Education
Overviews development of acquisition of mathematical concepts. The assessment/correction process is examined. Teaching strategies appropriate to children with learning difficulties are described. Individual assessment and analysis of a particular child's mathematical problems, including teaching to this analysis are developed in case study form. Current research on teaching mathematics to children with special needs is examined. Knowledge of teaching strategies and the assessment/correction process will be applied during field experience. Must be taken concurrently with ECED 4284, READ 3263 and READ 4251 or with advisor approval.
This course requires the supervised and coordinated diagnosing and correcting of students in K-5 classrooms. The lab experiences shall require demonstration of the content knowledge and pedagogical skills acquired in ECED 4251 - Assessment and Correction in Mathematics Education.
ECED-4261 Teaching Content and Process: Social Studies Education
Students will examine the current content and methodology of social studies education for young learners (grades P-5). Students will design and implement learning experiences that incorporate the knowledge, skills, and attitudes appropriate for an elementary social studies program. Must be taken concurrently with ECED 4262, ECED 4263, ECED 4283, and READ 3262 or with Advisor approval.
ECED-4262 Teaching Content and Process: Science Education
Students will examine content, methodology, skills, and materials used to teach science to children in grades P-5 by means of course discussions and assignments, field placements/assignments and course readings. Emphasis will be placed on developmentally appropriate practices and integration with mathematics and other appropriate subject areas. Must be taken concurrently with ECED 4261, ECED 4263, ECED 4283 and READ 3262 or with advisor approval.
ECED-4263 Teaching Content and Process: Math Education
Mathematics education content, methods and materials which are appropriate for the cognitive development of the young child from Pre-K to Grade 5 will be investigated. Students will apply knowledge of content, methods and materials during field experience. Must be takenconcurrently with ECED 4261, ECED 4262, ECED 4283 and READ 3262 or with advisor approval.
Students are placed in a designated early childhood/elementary site. Requirements include observing children and planning and implementing learning activities with the guidance of a qualified supervisor. Must be taken concurrently with ECED 4261, ECED 4262, ECED 4263 and READ 3262 or with advisor approval.
Application for field experience required prior to enrollment. Students are placed in a designated early childhood/elementary site. Requirements include observing children and planning and implementing learning activities with the guidance of a qualified supervisor.
Students will be involved 15 weeks (one semester) in a full-time, supervised and directed classroom setting. Application to field experience required prior to enrollment Must be taken concurrently with ECED 4289; a practicum/intership fee will be charged.
Students will be in a full-time, supervised and directed classroom setting. Application to field experience required prior to enrollment Provisionally certified students only. A practicum/internship fee will be charged.
Designed to engage interns in a critical reflection of issues, topics materials and skills appropriate to their professional development and teaching experience during their internship. Will also serve as a capstone experience for satisfying exit requirements of the program. Must be taken concurrently with ECED 4286 or ECED 4288.
A study of the individual elements of an economy, including demand, supply, price, firms, production, costs, profits, market structures, income determination and international trade. Requires overall GPA of 2.0.
Course emphasis is on applications of statistics in business. Topics include methods of presenting data, numerical measures and correlation, probability theory and probability distributions, sampling distributions, estimation, and hypothesis testing.
This course covers basic quantitative tools for use in strategic and business decision making. Topics include decision analysis, linear regression, forecasting, linear programming and waiting line models.
ECON-3408 Introduction to Programming for Analytics
This course introduces new Business Intelligence and Data Analytics students to methods used for creating, handling, and processing data sources. This course emphasizes a hands-on, practical approach to data processing and analysis with SAS, an industry-standard business intelligence and statistical software package available for MS Windows, Linux, and UNIX operating system.
Intermediate analysis of macroeconomic problems such as inflation, unemployment, and economic growth and effectiveness of monetary and fiscal policy in combating these problems. International implications of policy also emphasized.
The course develops models of the economic behavior of consumers, firms, and government. The topics include: supply and demand, competitive equilibrium and the role of prices in resource allocation, non-competitive market structures, game theory and strategy, externalities, public goods and public policy.
Examines the historical foundation of American economic growth and development from the colonial period to the twentieth century. Focuses on institutional and structural changes and processes of growth.
This course covers the evolution of economic ideas and theories, their social and philosophical preconceptions, and uses to which they have been put in developing policy and their influence upon modern economics. Topics include ancient and medieval economic thought, mercantilism, physiocracy, classical and neoclassical schools, socialist and Marxian critiques, Austrian school, and institutional economics.
This course will be a survey of the theory and literature of the economics issues relevant in professional and college-level sports. Topics include ticket pricing, public funding of arenas or stadiums, labor issues, and antitrust policy.
A study of the nature of business fluctuations and their underlying causes. Emphasis is on the application of various forecasting techniques with regard to analyzing and projecting future business and economic conditions at the national, regional, industry, and firm levels.
ECON-3480 Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
This course surveys the issues arising from the interaction of economic and ecological systems, the suitability of the market mechanism to allocate natural and environmental resources, and policy options when markets fail. Applications include energy, climate change, pollution control, land use, fishery management, and water scarcity.
ECON-3490 Ethical, Moral, and Philosophical Foundations of Capitalism
This course is designed to explore the moral, ethical, and economic foundations of the capitalist system. The economic prespectives of thinkers such as M. Friedman, F.A. Hayek, J.M. Keynes, Karl Marx, Ayn Rand and Adam Smith will be compared and contrasted. This course will address current issues such as corporate social responsibility, the role of government in the economy, and the implications of personal economic philosophies on individual decision making.
This course provides a rigorous treatment to modern tools in data visualization and analytics. Subjects covered include data management and preparation for various data structures and formats, such as importing and exporting data, merging and joining data sets, and re-shaping, collapsing, or aggregating data for analysis purposes. Students will work with various data examples to create their own interactive data graphics. Students will also learn how to combine data visualization tools with data science techniques, such as cluster analysis and regression trees.
An introductory study of the types and functions of money and financial intermediaries, money creation and control, monetary and fiscal policy, international finance, and the effects of these upon domestic incomes, employment, prices, and interest rates.
This course is an in-depth study of health economics. The course emphasizes applying microeconomic theory to studying the behavior of diverse economic agents in the healthcare market, such as patients, physicians, hospitals, and insurance companies. The course also examines the evolution of the healthcare industry in the U.S. and analyzes government policies like Medicare, Medicaid, and the Affordable Care Act.
Involves an in-depth study of the economic theories related to the labor market with emphasis placed on managerial and policy applications. Topics covered include labor supply and demand, discrimination, and the economic impact of unions and collective bargaining.
ECON-4475 Introduction to Econometrics and Analytics
The course emphasis is on applications of econometrics and techniques in business analytics. Topics include methods of presenting data, numerical measures and correlation, estimation, linear/non-linear regression, limited dependent variables, simultaneous equations/instrumental variables, models of duration, and the use of these models in decision making processes. SAS business analytics software will be used in this course.
ECON-4476 Senior Seminar in Data Intelligence and Business Analytics
This course is a capstone seminar for students in the Data Intelligence and Business Analytics major. Students will use software, such as R, to analyze a data set and propose a unique project that can be presented as a stand-alone analysis of the data. Techniques used will include base, grid, and lattice graphics, statistical techniques, such as regression and forecasting, and basic programming.
A study of the economic organization of urban areas and regions. Emphasis is on the analysis of urban land use and real estate markets, contemporary urban problems and public policies, and current issues in urban and regional economic development.
ECSE-3214 Exploratory Curriculum for Pre-K-5 Classroom
This course provides students with the basic pedagogical skills and developmentally appropriate practices for teaching exploratory curriculum (drama, art, music, physical activity, and health) in Pre-K-5 classrooms, including children with mild disabilities. The course will provide foundational pedagogy for candidates to begin their pre-service experience creating and evaluating lesson plans, exploring various instructional strategies, and methods for effective planning and instruction. Students will also apply knowledge of content, methods and materials during field experience.
ECSE-4761 Teaching Content and Process: Social Studies Dual Certificate
Candidates will examine the current content and methodology of social studies education for young learners (grades P-K) including those with disabilities. Candidates will explore ways to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all learners. Candidates will design and implement learning experiences and that incorporate the knowledge and skills appropriate for an elementary social studies program. Field experience required.
ECSE-4762 Teaching Content and Process: Science Dual Certificate
Students will examine curricular content, methodology, classroom organization and management, and materials used to teach science to children in grades P-5 by means of course discussions and assignments, field placements/assignments, and course readings. Emphasis will be placed on developmentally appropriate practices, teaching students with mild disabilities in science, and the integration of science with mathematics and other appropriate subject areas.
ECSE-4763 Teaching Content and Process: Math Dual Certificate
Mathematics education content, methods and materials which are appropriate for the cognitive development of the young child from Pre-K to Grade 5 will be investigated by means of course discussions and assignments, field placements/assignments, and course readings. Students will apply knowledge of content, methods and materials during field experience. Emphasis will be placed on developmentally appropriate practices for teaching mathematics to all children in Pre-K-5 classrooms, including children with mild disabilities.
ECSE-4764 Teaching Content and Process: Literacy Dual Certificate
Candidates will examine the theories, materials, and methods of literacy instruction. Candidates will explore ways to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all learners. Students will design and implement learning experiences that incorporate knowledge and skills appropriate for an elementary literacy program.
Students are placed in a designated early childhood/elementary site that includes students who have and studentswho do not have disabilities. Requirements include children and planning and implementing learning activities with the guidance of a qualified supervisor.
Students are placed in a designated early childhood/elementary site that includes students who have and students who do not have disabilities. Requirements include observing children and planning and implementing learning activities with the guidance of a qualified supervisor.
This course is designed to engage students in clinical experiences in both general and special education. Students are placed in a designated early childhood/elementary site with half a semester in a traditional general education classroom and half a semester with a SPED teacher (inclusion classrooms or resource models). At the end of Block 3, teacher candidates choose to stay in the traditional classroom or to stay with the SPED teacher and follow their schedule. Requirements include observing children and planning and implementing learning activities for students with and without disabilities under the supervision of a qualified supervisor.
Teaching one semester in the public schools under the supervision of an experienced, qualified classroom teacher on the level and in the field of early childhood and /or special education. A student teaching seminar (ECSE 478) accompanies student teaching.
Information and issues related to student teaching in the public schools under the supervision of an experienced, qualified classroom teacher on the level and in the field of early childhood and/or special education.
This course provides an introduction to important concepts of classroom assessment including the nature of assessment, its purposes, and essential assessment practices in relation to national/state/county-mandated assessments. Students will be able to define assessment and learn about the different types of classroom assessment, implementation of formative and summative assessments, evaluation and selection of assessments, the development of aligned assessments, and the uses of assessment to improve learning and instructional practice.
EDUC-2110 Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education
This course engages students in observations, interactions and analyses of critical and contemporary educational issues. Students will investigate issues influencing the social and political contexts of educational settings in Georgia and the United States. Student will actively examine the teaching profession from multiple vantage points both within and outside the school. Against this backdrop, students will reflect on and interpret the meaning of education and schooling in a diverse culture and examine the moral and ethical responsibilities of teaching in a democracy. A field component totaling 10 hours is required.
EDUC-2120 Exploring Sociocultural Perspectives on Diversity in Educational Contexts
This course is designed to equip future teachers with the fundamental knowledge of understanding culture and teaching children from diverse backgrounds. A field component totaling 10 hours is required.
Explore key aspects of learning and teaching through examining your own learning processes and those of others, with the goal of applying your knowledge to enhance the learning of all students in a variety of educational settings and contexts. A field component totaling 10 hours is required.
This Learning Support course provides corequisite support in reading and writing for students enrolled in ENGL 1101 – English Composition I. Topics will parallel those being studied in ENGL 1101 and the essential reading and writing skills needed to be successful in ENGL 1101. Taken with ENGL 1101, this is a composition course focusing on skills required for effective writing in a variety of contexts, with emphasis on exposition, analysis, and argumentation, and also including introductory use of a variety of research skills.
Composition course focusing on skills required for effective writing in a variety of contexts, with emphasis on exposition, analysis and argumentation, and also including introductory use of a variety of research skills. Prerequisites: All English as a Second Language students must have exited from all English as a Second Language courses. All learning support students must have completed all reading and writing required remediation. For more information on this institution's eCore courses, please see http://www.westga.edu/~ecore/
This lab provides co-requisite support in reading and writing for students enrolled in ENGL 1101 – English Composition I. Topics will parallel those being studied in ENGL 1101 and the essential reading and writing skills needed to be successful in ENGL 1101. Taken with ENGL 1101, this is a composition course focusing on skills required for effective writing in a variety of contexts, with emphasis on exposition, analysis, and argumentation, and also including introductory use of a variety of research skills.
A composition course that develops writing skills beyond the levels of proficiency required by ENGL 1101 that emphasizes interpretation and evaluation, and that incorporates a variety of more advanced research methods. Prerequisites: C or better in ENGL 1101. Completed ENGL 1101 within the past five years. Passed the home institution's computer literacy requirements. For more information on this institution's eCore courses, please see http://www.westga.edu/~ecore/
A course that introduces students to the conventions of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, drama, and film with the goal of developing collegiate-level reading and interpretation skills. Required for English majors. May count for credit in Area C.2.
This course serves and an introduction to the art of creative writing - from learning the elements involved in literary production, to gaining the critical skills necessary in assessing works by established authors, to crafting some of your own literary artifacts. Students will study the process of creative writing from a wide range of historical and cultural examples, and learn to model their artistic endeavors on the works of publishing practitioners. They will also investigate the convergence of creative personal experience and creativity and the reception of literary arts in the public domain. May count for credit in Core Area C.
A consideration of the primary visual, aural, and narrative conventions by which motion pictures create and comment upon significant social experience. This is an introductory course that assumes no prior knowledge of film.
A survey of important works of world literature from ancient times through the mid-seventeenth century. Prerequisites: ENGL 1102. For more information on this institution's eCore courses, please see http://www.westga.edu/~ecore/
This course will present a broad overview of American literature from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. Students will utilize various critical approaches and reading strategies as they examine important authors and themes of this period. The course will pay special attention to multiple cultures and perspectives. Some of the authors that will be included in this course are Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Gertrude Simmons Bonnin, Mark Twain, Langston Hughes, Kate Chopin, Maxine Hong, Robert Frost, and Raymond Carver. Prerequisites: ENGL 1102 For more information on this institution's eCore courses, please see http://www.westga.edu/~ecore/
A gateway course that introduces students to representative critical approaches that they will encounter in the major. Emphasis will be given to research skills, methodology and analytical writing. Required for the major and minor in English. Only six hours of upper division work may be taken before the completion of this course. Enrollment requires permission of academic coordinator. Not offered in the summer session.
An introduction to the genre-specific workshop in either fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, screenwriting, or play writing. May be repeated up to 6 hours as topics vary. No more than 2 courses may be counted toward the major in English. Pre-requisites: ENGL 2060 or XIDS 2100 (The Creative Process).
An introduction to American studies as an area of critical inquiry, including a study of the theories and methods used in the field and readings of significant works that have shaped it. Required for the minor in American Studies. Same as HIST 3300. (No more than two  3000-level courses may be counted toward the major in English.)
An introduction to Africana studies as an area of critical inquiry, including a study of the theories and methods used in the field and readings of significant works that have shaped it. Required for the minor in Africana studies. Same as HIST 3350.
This class serves as a survey of major foundational philosophies and pedagogical practices in the field of Rhetoric and Composition. The course works to connect such theories to meaningful practice in the instruction of writing. Built in components include research, both reflective and theoretical writing, and field experiences in both college classrooms and the University Writing Center.
Intensive practice in composing powerful audience-driven documents in a variety of real-world business, professional and technical contexts. Students will also learn how to make effective business-related presentations supported with appropriate documentary and visual aids.
This course is designed to help students become proficient in the technologies useful in classrooms and in the work world that editors and writers will encounter. As such, its content will change as new technologies develop and are adopted in these arenas. Students in the course will demonstrate familiarity with the kind of technologies useful to editors and writers in the classroom and work world; apply these technologies to common tasks, such as creating a document, editing a file, developing a slide show, building a simple website, populating a spreadsheet, developing a web page, sending an email, or flowing a manuscript into a proof; and choose the correct technology for the task assigned.
This course instructs students in multimodal composition, which combines the written and spoken word with visual, aural, spatial, and gestural communication modes, with an emphasis on the application of the subject to modern professional contexts. Topics include multimodal composition principles, data-oriented writing, visual rhetoric, and professional multimodal texts, among others.
Topics rotate: Medieval Literature: An examination of medieval English literature in its various aspects, considering texts intheir historical context. Renaissance Literature: An investigation of Renaissance literature in its various aspects, including, but not limited to, poetry, prose, and drama, and a consideration of that literature as a part and product of its historical period. Seventeenth Century British Literature: An investigation of significant issues, themes, and ideologies in selections of seventeenth-century British literature studied in terms of their original cultural context. Eighteenth Century British Literature: A topic-centered examination of drama, fiction, poetry and other textual expression from Restoration and eighteenth-century Britain. Works may be studies in their historical, political, cultural and aesthetic context.
Topics rotate: British Romanticism: An investigation of issues, themes, and ideologies in selections of British Romantic literature studies in terms of their original cultural context. Victorian Literature: An in-depth analysis of Victorian literature in its original historical, political, cultural and aesthetic contexts. Twentieth-Century British Literature: An in-depth examination of selected twentieth-century texts from the British Isles studied in the context of relevant social, political and cultural issues. Contemporary British and American Literature: An examination of selected texts produced in the last thirty years in the British Isles and the United States.
Topics rotate: Colonial and Early American Literature: An examination of representative literary works from exploration and discovery through the era of the new American republic. American Romanticism: An examination of representative American literary works from the nineteenth century through the Civil War. American Realism and Naturalism: An examination of the American literary arts based in an aesthetic of accurate, unromanticized observation/representation of life and nature that flourished in the post-Civil War era.
Topics Rotate: Twentieth-Century American Literature: An in-depth examination of ideas and issues prevalent in twentieth-century American literature in its historical, political, cultural and aesthic context. Contemporary British and American Literature: An examination of selected texts produced in the last thirty years in the Brish Isles and the United States.
An intensive examination of the formal, social, cultural and historical contexts of a single literary genre as well as the theoretical concerns that underlie its analysis. May be repeated for credit as genre or topic varies. Students may enroll up to three semesters.
This course will emphasize the development of the British novel from the seventeenth century through the present or the American novel from the late eighteenth century through the present in relation to literary, cultural, intellectual, technological, and aesthetic changes in Britain or America.
An examination of films as texts through historical, aesthetic, thematic, and/or cultural questioning and analysis. Typical offerings may include Film and the Novel; Representations of Women in Film, Teen Cultures in Film, etc. May be repeated for credit as topic varies.
An examination of the literature of a specific region and the forces that shape its regional literary identity within the larger national contexts of the British Isles or the United States. Frequent offerings in Southern literature will rotate with other topics. May be repeated for credit as topic varies.
An investigation of aesthetic and cultural issues pertinent to the production of literature by women. Typical offerings will rotate among topics related to literature by women in the United States, the British Isles, or other parts of the world. May be repeated for credit as topic varies.
An examination of the career of a single literary figure in the context of literary history. Frequent offerings in Shakespeare and Chaucer will rotate with courses in a variety of other figures from several literary traditions. May be repeated for credit as topic varies. Shakespeare may be taken for up to six (6) hours, if topic varies, with department chair's permission.
This compulsory course, taught by English Department faculty, unites theory and practice to produce sound pedagogical strategies for the teaching of English. In it, teachers-in-training will learn refined instructional strategies and deepen their understanding of the foundation from which such approaches develop. As a result, they will begin to fashion teaching selves through recursive discussion, concentrated research, analytical writing, repeated field observation, and practical implementation.
This course involves teaching one semester in the public schools at the secondary level in English under the supervision of an experienced, qualified English teacher. Seminars in English secondary education are scheduled as an integral part of the student teaching experience and will provide students with numerous and varied opportunities to plan, deliver, evaluate, and revise secondary English educational strategies. Such a learning environment, based on developing best practices and sound pedagogical modeling in the field, serve as part of an ongoing and comprehensive portfolio assessment process.
An examination of a wide range of literary texts appropriate for use in grades 7-12, focused so that students will develop an understanding of the basic reading processes, including reading assessment, comprehension strategies, and techniques for corrective reading, as well as a series of effective methodologies for promoting the critical appreciation of literature. Also covered are issues relating to the rights and responsibilities of various groups (including teachers, school administrators, and parents) involved in designing and implementing a literature curriculum.
A sustained analysis of a particular linguistic theme, an approach to, or a regional expression of the English language. Regular offerings in the history of the English language and its development from Anglo-Saxon to contemporary varieties of world English and in English grammar will rotate with other topics. May be repeated for credit as topic varies.
An examination of a particular facet of or approach to literary theory and/or criticism. Typical offerings may include History of Literary Theory, Cultural Studies, Feminist Theory, Comparative Literature, etc. May be repeated for credit as topic varies.
Guided investigation of a topic not addressed by regularly scheduled courses. Students must propose a detailed plan of readings, articulating precise learning objectives, and secure the written consent of both a supervising instructor and of the department chair. Not more than one (1) Independent Study may count toward the major in English without the chair's permission.
An examination of a topic in literature, theory, and/or writing that transcends the boundaries of the fixed curriculum. Typical offerings might include Literary Representations of the War in Vietnam, Nature Writing and the Environment, and Representations of Aging in Literature. Requires permission of the department chair to repeat.
A supervised practicum within a career-related setting that is writing-, editing-, tutoring-, and/or teaching-intensive. Enrollment is contingent on approval of proposed internship activities by both instructor and department chair.
This course is focused on introducing students to the world of publishing and professionalizing students as editors, helping students learn or hone the skills they’ll need to edit (at all levels—content, sentence, punctuation) their own and others’ work, and assisting them to develop documents and credentials to present to a potential employer.
ENGL-4415 Ethics and Practice of Workplace Writing
This course will equip students with the skills and qualifications needed to discern and articulate shifting ethical landscapes, to identify and participate in debates appropriate to a representative sampling of industries, and to write measured, informed responses to important ethical questions, focusing on how ethical decision-making affects the workplace documents they will develop. Emphasizing the planning, revising, and editing processes, this capstone course will instruct students how to construct appropriate documents to accommodate workplace values and value conflicts—all within common institutional practice.
An introductory engineering approach to material and energy balance for physical and chemical processes is developed. Gas behavior, systems of units, material properties, and thermophysical and thermochemical concepts are discussed. Emphasis is on the application of material and energy balances to steady and unsteady state physical and chemical processes. Same as CHEM 3810.
An introductory engineering approach to thermodynamics for physical and chemical processes is developed. Applications of first and second laws, engines, refrigeration and compression cycles, equations of states, fluid properties, corresponding states will be emphasized.
This course is an interdisciplinary course integrating principles from biology, chemistry, ecology, geology, and non-science disciplines as related to the interactions of humans and their environment. Issues of local, regional, and global concern will be used to help students explain scientific concepts and analyze practical solutions to complex environmental problems. Emphasis is placed on the study of ecosystems, human population growth, energy, pollution, and other environmental issues and important environmental regulations. For more information on this institution's eCore courses, please see http://www.westga.edu/~ecore/
Students may elect to complete a laboratory or field research project, an academic service- learning project (internship) or other research relevant to career objectives. Content of project must focus on issue or problem within the state of Georgia. they will present the results of their projects in a professional conference format.
ETEC-1101 Electronic Technology in the Educational Environment
This course is an introduction to using personal computers to communicate with individuals and organizations and to access, store, and analyze information. Emphasis is on exploring the role of technology in present and future learning experiences. Topics include the digital divide, virtual communities, telecommuting, job search and readiness, e-commerce, globalization, privacy versus security, and intellectual property in cyberspace. Students will use their practical technology skills to create word-processed documents, an electronic presentation, and a Web page. Prerequisites: Beginning level skill in Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint. Exited Learning Support in Reading and English. For more information on this institution's eCore courses, please see http://www.westga.edu/~ecore/
A study of business protocol in the EU compared to the United States. The course focuses on institutions and rules which impact the business environment for domestic and international firms, and on how political decisions affect the business environment.
An examination of EU science and technology policy compared to that of the United States. The course examines how governments can encourage scientific and technological innovation and whether government can (or should) try to limit or control technological innovation.
This course examines the history of social policy in the European Union, and the course focuses on the current social policy arrangements in Europe and in the European Union. We will examine gender policy, education, child care, elder care, and other policies in the context of improving social conditions in the domestic policy arena.
An examination of the foreign policy of the EU. Examines how EU foreign policy is made, the intersection of national and EU foreign policies, and EU policies regarding key issues in countries and areas of the world.
An examination of relations between the EU and Latin America. This is the capstone course for students in the EU Studies certificate program. The course explores selected topics in a way that allows students to synthesize their knowledge of the EU.
This course is the first of a two-course certificate program which will provide an introduction to the skills used in on-set film production, including all forms of narrative media which utilize film-industry standard organizational structure, professional equipment and on-set procedures. In addition to the use of topical lectures, PowerPoint presentations, videos and hand-outs, the course will include demonstrations of equipment and set operations as well as hands-on learning experiences. Students will: 1. Identify and describe film production organizational structure. 2. Define job descriptions in various film craft areas, names, uses, and protocols. 3. Explain the connections between these areas, names, uses, and protocols on-set. 4. Operate full lighting and grip equipment. 5. Summarize the above knowledge for purposes of self-marketing.
This course is the second of a two-course certificate program designed specifically to provide students with a basic level of on-set film production skills, knowledge and experience with film-industry standard organizational structure, professional equipment and on-set procedures. The skills and knowledge gained in Course I will form a foundation for students to be able to perform at an entry-level on working productions. This course will focus on professional-level productions, on which students will have roles in on-set and pre-production crafts. Students will: 1. Demonstrate knowledge of on-set protocols and relationships. 2. Demonstrate basic abilities in multiple entry-level on-set jobs.* 3. Interpret and apply instructions from on-set supervisors. 4. Summarize the above experiences for purposes of self-marketing. *May include Camera, Lighting, Electrical, Security, Second Unit Director/Assistant Director, Art Department (Set Decorator/dressing, Production Design, Props), Set Construction, Makeup/Hair Department, Wardrobe Department, Sound Department, Post-Production (editing), Production Assistant, Locations, Script Supervisor (Continuity), Production Office, Production Accounting.
Students will consider the primary visual, aural, and narrative conventions by which motion pictures create and comment upon significant social experience. Students will watch a wide range of films from a variety of countries and historical moments in film history and will have the chance to explore many issues such as framing, photographic space, film shot, editing, sound, genre, narrative form, acting style, and lighting in the context of wider discussions of the weekly films. This is an introductory course and assumes no prior knowledge of film. Students will be evaluated primarily on the basis of weekly postings, a shot-by-shot analysis, and exams. Weekly screening on Monday nights.
This course will explore major developments in film history, theory and criticism. Students will become familiar with several different film movements in the development of the art form and will be introduced to basic ideas in film theory. Through a variety of film movements and historical periods, students will develop an understanding of the cultural, industrial, and political contexts for some of the most significant debates about film. Specific topics covered will include Russian formalism, the history of classic Hollywood cinema, the French new wave, recent global cinemas, as well as alternatives to Hollywood in the United States. Class time will be divided between the discussion of the historical movements and critical texts and the application of those texts to a primary cinematic text. Students will be evaluated on the basis of weekly postings, participation in discussion, essay exams and formal writing opportunities.