2016-2017 Academic Catalog 
    
    Nov 14, 2019  
2016-2017 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Courses


Undergraduate Prerequisites Course Numbering
A “C-” or higher is required in all prerequisite courses 100-299 - Lower division undergraduate
  300-499 - Upper division undergraduate
  500-699 - Graduate
Search Tip 700-799 - Doctoral
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    FPAR 497 - Special Studies


    Credits: Three (3) to Four (4)
    Prerequisite: Program Director Approval
    These courses are offered periodically based on the interests of our students and faculty.For more information and a listing of current offerings, please see additional descriptions at www.maryville.edu/specialstudies.
  
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    FREN 101 - Elementary French


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course introduces structures of French with emphasis on basic grammar and colloquial language.
  
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    FREN 102 - Elementary French II


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: FREN-101
    This course reviews basic grammar and conversation with emphasis on composition, reading and speaking French.
  
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    FRSC 119 - Murder to Trial


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course introduces students to the
    interrelationship between the investigation of a
    crime, the process of forensic evidence and the
    use of that evidence at trial. Students will be
    taken to a mock crime scene where they will learn
    through experience as they collect evidence they
    will process in the lab and conclude with a mock
    trial.
    Cross-listed: CRIM-119
  
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    FRSC 151 - Introduction to Forensic Science


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: CHEM-103
    Corequisite: FRSC-151L

    Introductory course that highlights all aspects of forensics as an umbrella of the work associated in the forensic process. The course will introduce topics such as ethics, observing and obtaining physical evidence, as well as a survey of the techniques and instrumentation (chromatography, spectrophotometry, mass spectrometry, atomic absorption spectrophotometry, scanning electron microscopy, immunoassay techniques, polymerase chain reaction, spatter patterns, digital imaging, document examining, and electronic data collection and storage) used in the analysis of physical evidence (organic and inorganic materials, soil, glass, body fluids, hair, fibers, paint, DNA, bloodstains and patterns, arson evidence, fingerprints, explosive residue, tool marks, documents, and computer and internet evidence).
  
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    FRSC 151L - Required Lab - Frsc 151


    Credits: Zero (0)
    Corequisite: FRSC-151

    Introductory laboratory experience that accompanies Introduction to Forensic Science
  
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    FRSC 211 - Introduction to Criminal Investigations


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course is a comprehensive approach to the examination and treatment of physical evidence as it relates to the criminal justice system.  Students will be involved in an interactive learning experience tied to the securing and preserving of crime scenes and maintaining the integrity of trace evidence for future court proceedings. 
    Cross-listed: CRIM 211
  
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    FRSC 303 - Forensic Biology


    Credits: Four (4)
    Corequisite: FRSC-303L

    This course covers biological evidence and techniques used in forensic science. Concepts and application of serology and molecular biology techniques to analyze biological evidence collected during criminal investigations, including polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and other RNA/DNA techniques.
  
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    FRSC 303L - Required Lab - Frsc 303


    Credits: Zero (0)
    Corequisite: FRSC-303

    Laboratory experience that accompanies Forensic Biology.
  
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    FRSC 311 - Forensic Chemistry


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: CHEM-204, and CHEM-353
    Corequisite: FRSC-311L

    This course focuses on the analytical and instrumental methods used in the forensic sciences with a particular emphasis on the analysis and characterization of trace evidence, to include separations, mass spectrometry, and atomic/molecular spectroscopy.
  
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    FRSC 311L - Required Lab - Frsc 311


    Credits: Zero (0)
    Corequisite: FRSC-311

    Laboratory experience that accompanies Forensic Chemistry.
  
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    GEOG 101 - World Regional Geography


    Credits: Three (3)
    Using maps, students explore physical geography and its relationship to cultures, governments and economies of the worlds different regions.
    Cross-listed: SCI-101
  
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    GEOG 200H - Myths and Folklore of North America


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: Membership in Bascom Honors program
    Americans don’t have to worry about Zeus, Apollo and Wotan thundering through the skies The class will study theories and research of personality development in the elderly, factors influencing coping and adjust the Old World. This class explores the different facets of American mythology and folklore, including Native American tales, mythical heroes, historical figures, African influences, cowboys, ghost stories, tall tales and urban legends and discusses what our mythology and folklore tells us about ourselves, our history and the meaning of life.
  
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    GEOG 297 - Special Studies


    Credits: One (1) to Four (4)
  
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    GEOG 301 - Physical Geography


    Credits: Three (3)
    Students are introduced to the earth as a planet with continents, oceans, atmospheres, landforms, climate, vegetation and soils.
    Cross-listed: SCI-301
  
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    HCPM 100 - Introduction to Healthcare Practice Management - Part 1


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course lays the foundation of the healthcare system as it relates to healthcare practice management. It focuses on the history, evolution, and development of the present American health care system including the role of the various health care providers.
  
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    HCPM 101 - Introduction to Healthcare Practice Management - Part 2


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: HCPM-100
    This course offers an overview of practice management principles and functions within ambulatory healthcare settings and organizations. Topics include business operations, care systems, and organizational dynamics and leadership.
  
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    HCPM 109 - Healthcare Practice Terminology


    Credits: Three (3)
    A basic-level medical terminology course for those who plan to be involved or are already involved in the health professions field the course will cover the definition, spelling and pronunciation of medical word roots and combining forms, prefixes, suffixes and medical abbreviations. Healthcare practice business terminology is also addressed in this course.
  
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    HCPM 210 - Professionalism and Communications in the Healthcare Setting


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: HCPM-100
    A course in professional standards for practice managers. Participants in this course will gain knowledge of how to effectively communicate within healthcare settings. Consideration will be giving to understanding the range of stakeholders in healthcare settings, the impact of social media, how to effectively communicate with patients and families, and the role of communicating for purpose and policy change. Students will develop personal communication skills and gain understanding of the importance of collaborative problem-solving, cultural sensitivity, and the need for continuous learning through presentations, case studies and written assignments.
  
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    HCPM 230 - Human Resource Management


    Credits: Three (3)
    Human resources management includes legal, behavioral, and administrative aspects of personnel management. Students will enhance their managerial skills through deeper understanding of recruitment and retention of personnel, training and evaluation practices, compensation and benefit systems, in addition to the impact of legal and regulatory environment.
  
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    HCPM 331 - Healthcare Compliance and Quality


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: HCPM-211
    This course is an in-depth examination of quality and regulatory compliance issues associated with a healthcare practice environment. It offers a broad base of foundational compliance knowledge with real-world solutions, as well as the study and application of regulatory requirements for quality and performance improvement. Topics include an overview of the OIG recommended Compliance Program for Physicians, coding/billing and reimbursement issues, and discussions related to compliance with regulations and statutes, e.g.,OSHA, CLIA, HIPAA Privacy and Security, and other quality-based programs affecting healthcare such as pay-for-performance and RAC programs. Students will explore quality improvement techniques with an emphasis on the roles of patient and health professional in improving healthcare delivery, outcomes tracking, analysis, and impact on practice performance and patient care.
  
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    HCPM 341 - Revenue Cycle Management


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: HCPM-109, and HCPM-211
    Revenue cycle management is critical to the success of the medical practice. In addition, the coding aspect of provides a basis for billing and quality assessment. Practice topics include the evolution and current practice of ICD diagnosis coding, procedure coding, coding guidelines, how codes are used for claims submission and processing, determining medical necessity, payment methodologies and accounts receivable management strategies.
  
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    HCPM 341 - Revenue Cycle Management


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: HCPM-109 and HCPM-211
    Revenue cycle management is critical to the success of the medical practice. In addition, the coding aspect of provides a basis for billing and quality assessment. Practice topics include procedure coding, coding guidelines, how codes are used for claims submission and processing, determining medical necessity, payment methodologies and accounts receivable management strategies.
  
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    HCPM 360 - Software and Technology in Healthcare


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: HCPM-211
    Course participants will learn about the evolution of software and technology in the medical practice and learn how to identify what technology is appropriate based on the needs, size, specialty and sophistication of a medical practice. They will also gain an understanding of federal mandates, such as “Meaningful Use, PQRS, etc., relate to medical practice technology. A discussion of privacy and security standards as related to HIPAA, including the application of HIPAA requirements as related to practice management software, will be undertaken. Students will learn how to maneuver through the software and technology selection, negotiation and implementation process through case studies and written assignments.
  
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    HCPM 451 - Medical Law and Risk Management


    Credits: Three (3)
    Course participants will examine decision making along the legal and ethical dimensions of practice management. Course concepts include the current health care environment and the types of practices and licensing and certification of health care professionals; criminal law and torts that are relevant to the health profession, , as well as ethical theories, morality, employee and patient rights and responsibilities, consent, legal reporting, professional liability, and end-of-life issues. Additionally, students will explore various risk management strategies, including the development, implementation, and maintenance of policies and procedures to prevent or minimize the impact of adverse events.
  
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    HCPM 455 - Financial Management in Healthcare


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: HCPM-211, and and-341
    This course applies financial management principles to practice management and healthcare systems. Topics will include resource allocation, cost analysis, and funding sources as well as how financial decisions are made, reported, and implemented in practice management.
  
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    HCPM 456 - Patient Partnering/Population Health Management


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: HCPM-211 and HCPM 331
    Patient partnership and engagement is the key to a successful practice and healthcare system. In this course, students will have the opportunity to examine formal and informal programs and strategies used to make this partnership and engagement enhance the medical practice’s performance, quality care and outcomes, and patient satisfaction.
  
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    HCPM 490 - Healthcare Practice Management Practicum


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: HCPM-456
    The Practicum is designed to give students the opportunity to learn about practice management by immersing themselves in the daily activities of a practice management professional. During the practicum, students often observe meetings, work collaboratively on site projects, conduct informational interviews, with the goal of increased understanding of the profession and potential career paths. Specific assignments during the practicum will be tailored to the opportunities available at the assigned site.
  
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    HCPM 491 - Healthcare Practice Management Capstone


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: HCPM-490
    The capstone project is the culmination of the student academic experience. In this course students will examine current healthcare policy and emerging trends. They will be asked to identify a current problem, initiative, or issue in healthcare practice management and analyze that topic from multiple perspectives drawing on knowledge gained throughout the program. The goal of the capstone is to develop a deeper understanding of a topic of importance in practice management, to study available options, programs, and relevant research, and to generate and present practical solutions to clients and colleagues.
  
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    HCPM 610 - Healthcare Industry and its Impact on Health Care Practice Management


    Credits: Three (3)

    The course provides an extensive overview of leadership in the U.S. health services system. The focus of the course will be on the role health services leadership plays in the delivery of healthcare services, to include managing with professionals, financial management, services utilization, and other aspects of the U.S. healthcare system. It also provides an in-depth examination of regulatory compliance issues associated with a medical practice environment. It offers a broad base of foundational compliance knowledge with real-world solutions. Topics include an overview of the OIG recommended Compliance Program for Physicians, coding/billing and reimbursement issues, and discussions related to compliance with regulations and statutes, e.g.,OSHA, CLIA, and HIPAA Privacy and Security. The student will explore the key theoretical and practical elements of leadership as well as current issues clarifying how the U.S. health services system is organized, managed, and financed.

  
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    HCPM 611 - Healthcare Practice Management Operations


    Credits: Three (3)

    This course applies a systems/process improvement approach to studying healthcare operations. The topics in this course are designed to provide practice managers knowledge and access to resources that will allow them to direct operations within their organizations. In addition to applying a systems/process improvement approach to studying healthcare operations, the course content will include medical practice operations, revenue cycle management, project management, financial management, physician compensation, productivity, information technology and practice performance, as well as a focus on staff development, identifying and utilizing business partners, facilities planning and maintenance, purchasing and asset management, benchmarking, and the development of a practice proforma and business plan.

  
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    HCPM 651 - Medical Law and Ethics


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: HCPM-611
    This course will examine decision making along the legal dimensions of practice management. Course concepts include the current health care environment and the types of practices and licensing and certification of health care professionals; criminal law and torts that are relevant to the health profession; consent, legal reporting, and professional liability, as well as federal and state statutes and regulations. A discussion of privacy and security standards as related to HIPAA, including the application of HIPAA requirements as related to practice management software, will be undertaken. Additionally, the course will explore various risk management strategies, including the development, implementation, and maintenance of policies and procedures to prevent or minimize the impact of adverse events. Finally, students will also achieve familiarity with some basic ethical frameworks and understand how these constructs can assist practice management professionals dealing with those ethical issues that arise in the current healthcare environment.
  
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    HCPM 656 - Quality and Population Health Management


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: HCPM-611
    The trend for determining value in healthcare is moving towards the recognition that quality of patient care and the ability to maintain or improve the health of a given population is necessary to avoid costly illnesses and unnecessary care. In this course, students will be exposed to principles related to the management of healthcare quality and the origin, distribution and control of disease as well as theories of health behavior relevant to individual and community health promotion program planning. They will have the opportunity to examine formal and informal programs and strategies used to make this partnership and engagement enhance the medical practice’s performance, quality care and outcomes, and patient satisfaction.
  
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    HEPR 107 - Foundations of Health Care


    Credits: Three (3)
    The course offers an initial study of individual health with an emphasis on wellness and prevention. The second focus of the course is on the history, evolution, and development of the present American health care system including the role of the various health care providers.
  
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    HEPR 108 - Medical Terminology


    Credits: Two (2)
    A Medical Terminology course for health professionals consisting of information regarding the pronunciation, spelling, definitions of medical terms; an in-depth review of Greek-Latin roots/prefixes/suffixes, medical abbreviations, medical chart review; and supplemental studies of documentation which will enhance the application of the acquired medical terminology in clinical settings.
    Note: Some sections of this course may be offered online.
  
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    HEPR 109 - Healthcare Practice Terminology


    Credits: Three (3)
    A basic-level medical terminology course for those who plan to be involved or are already involved in the health care practice management field. The course will cover the definition, spelling and pronunciation of medical word roots and combining forms, prefixes, suffixes and medical abbreviations. Healthcare practice business terminology is also addressed in this course. This survey course is not recommended for students majoring in the health professions.
  
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    HEPR 150 - Intro to Gerontology


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course provides a multidisciplinary perspective of the biological, psychological and sociocultural aspects of aging. An overview of the issues that significantly impact the older adult, their family and society is presented. The demographics profile of America’s older adult serves as a basis for explaining issues related to physical and mental health changes, role transitions, care and living arrangements for the older adult.
  
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    HEPR 160 - Services and Programs for Older Adults


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course deals with issues facing the aging population, their families and other caregivers. Information about available programs and resources to meet the psychosocial and health needs will be provided. Topics discussed in class will include housing, nutrition, transportation, socialization, geriatric case management, estate planning and public and veteran’s benefits.
  
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    HEPR 197 - Aging and Physiological Adaptation


    Credits: Three (3)
    Knowledge of normal and abnormal age-related change is essential to professional practice in many disciplines. This course explores the processes of aging, using several theoretical frameworks and practice models to promote understanding of the biophysical and psychosocial domains of the aged person. Strategy and intervention toward health promotion is emphasized.
  
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    HEPR 200 - Alzheimers Patient and Caregiver


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course examines the effects of Alzheimer’s Disease on the total family functioning. The impact of this disease on the physical, emotional and social health of the caregiver is explored. Caregiver burden is defined and ways of assisting the caregiver are outlined.
  
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    HEPR 204 - Beginning American Sign Language 1


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course introduces the students to American Sign Language, the language used by members of the Deaf community in the United States and Canada. Focuses on dialogues in ASL, basic expressive and receptive skills in ASL, grammar rules. Awareness of deaf culture also is included.
  
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    HEPR 205 - Beginning American Sign Language 2


    Credits: Three (3)
    American Sign Language 2 is a continuation of the basic aspects of American Sign Language (ASL) taught in ASL 1 with an emphasis placed on the progressive development of expressive and receptive skills. Students will focus on mastering fingerspelling, giving directions, numbers, facial expression and sentence structure. Students will also further develop the conversational/cultural behaviors necessary to hold a beginning-level conversation. Along with the focus on language, will be a deeper understanding of Deaf Culture
  
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    HEPR 210 - Issues of Aging


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course explores the social issues associated with aging and their effect on the elderly person. The course will examine the societal and cultural viewpoints which surround the social issues. The course will explore resources available to the older adult as possible solutions to the social issues.
  
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    HEPR 215 - Occupation Performance Disability and Aging


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course examines how aging affects performance issues. Topics include community mobility, work and retirement, technology, disease, disability, rehabilitation, caregiver issues and role changes.
  
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    HEPR 228 - Introduction to Positive Psychology


    Credits: Three (3)

    Positive Psychology is an emerging field that involves the study of satisfaction among workers, policies that result in the strongest civic engagement, and how people’s lives can be most worth living. Positive Psychology focuses on building factors such as resilience, coping skills, protective factors, and strengths so that people may not just face and manage the problems of life but flourish and thrive. This course will involve an exploration of positive emotion, meaning and purpose, positive relationships, and positive accomplishments. Students will also learn about factors that influence levels of happiness, and strategies to increase well-being, life satisfaction, and longevity.

  
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    HEPR 230 - Interdisciplinary Team Care


    Credits: Three (3)
    The older adult population has unique biopsychosocial and spiritual needs related to the process of aging and its developmental stage. Health status often is influenced by income level, living arrangements, and need for physical and psycho/social supports. Focus will be on recognition and respect of variations in care that are inherent in caring for older adults.
  
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    HEPR 250 - Cross Cultural History of Aging


    Credits: Three (3)
    The course will take a comparative approach to a study of ideologies and traditions toward old age in selected cultures around the world. Cultures studies will include: Native American, African, Asian, and European. The last part of the course will look at the evolving history of old age in the United States from the Colonial Period to the present. Some of the issues covered include: elderly in the family and society, changing ideas about old age, history of public policies toward the elderly, gender differences, impact of the growing numbers of elderly on historical and political events.
  
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    HEPR 295 - Psychological Adjustment and the Aging


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course deals with issues of adjustment, psychological coping and psychological disorders in the later part of the life span. The class will study theories and research of personality development in the elderly, factors influencing coping and adjustment. Focus will be on the occurrence, diagnosis, and treatment of psychological and psychiatric disorders in the elderly.
  
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    HEPR 296 - Delerirum, Dementia or Alzheimer’S Disease


    Credits: Three (3)
    The behavioral, affective, cognitive, physiological and causative theories of delirium and dementia are presented. Assessment of individuals with cognitive impairment and interventions for the related disorders are discussed.
  
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    HEPR 298 - Pharmacological and the Elderly


    Credits: Three (3)
    The course focus is pharmacological therapies prescribed for common illnesses in the aged, with regard to complex drug regimes, polypharmacy, potential for drug-drug interruptions, side effects, and drug metabolism in the elderly. In the course, health promotion and disease prevention behaviors are discussed in relation to physiological changes associated with aging and disease states.
  
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    HEPR 299 - Exercise and Rehabilitation In The Aged


    Credits: Three (3)
    This seminar course discusses the issues and concerns about exercising and rehabilitation programs in aged population. Topics discussed in class include: effect of exercise on the older adult, physiological characteristics of the elderly, precautions for the aged, starting an exercise program, and rehabilitation concerns for the older adult.
  
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    HEPR 300 - Cultural Diversity in Health and Illness


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course explores the theoretical and conceptual aspects of cultural healthcare. Topics include culture and ethnicity, cultural variations in response to actual or potential problems of health and illness; review of research literature; and methods of caring for and treat individuals with culturally influenced responses.
  
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    HEPR 305 - Independent Study In Gerontology


    Credits: Three (3)
    Students interested in independent study for the Gerontology Certificate Program need to Contact the Gerontology Certificate Coordinator in the School of Health Professions.
  
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    HEPR 310 - History of Health Care


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course explores the history of a health profession from its earliest beginnings to the present. The development of the profession from a social and cultural aspect is emphasized.
  
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    HEPR 314 - Chinese Medicine


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course will explore the history, principles, practices, use and outcomes of traditional Chinese medicine. It provides an overview of the field and focuses on specific traditional Chinese medicine practices and how they are utilized in alternative, complementary and integrative healing. Cultural, ethical, legal and professional issues will be explored.
    Observations and interviews of traditional Chinese medicine practitioners will be utilized.
  
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    HEPR 332 - Awareness Through Movement


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course explores the principals of movement
    developed by Moshe Feldenkrais. It utilizes his
    book, Awareness Through Movement and his ideas of
    precisely directed attention during gentle easy
    movement to develop the sense of self that allows
    for improved action in the surrounding
    environment.
  
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    HEPR 333 - Movement Techniques for Health Care Providers


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course will explore specific movement techniques that are useful in the practice of Music Therapy and other health professions, including Laban Movement Analysis, Hatha Yoga, and Pilates. Students will gain physical confidence and technical skills while learning to adapt movement techniques to serve a variety of client populations.
  
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    HEPR 334 - Movement Techniques for Health Care Providers II


    Credits: Two (2)
    This course examines physical, philosophical, psychological and spiritual disciplines that are based on the premise that the mind and the body must be developed together in order to achieve optimal health and happiness. Students will use their own lives as laboratories for applying these techniques and reaping the benefits. Students will learn how to utilize these disciplines to achieve self-awareness, personal goals, and professional success.
  
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    HEPR 350 - Counseling for Health Care Professionals


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course is an introduction to more effective ways to communicate, skills/techniques of counseling and the dynamics of the professional/client relationship. Where possible, application is made to the health profession setting.
  
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    HEPR 370 - Fitness, Wellness And Nutrition


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: BIOL-102, CHEM-104, and BIOL-394
    This course will provide a thorough introduction, discovery, analysis, and integration of the normal components of exercise, fitness, nutrition, and wellness throughout the lifespan. Bioenergetics, neuromuscular and metabolic response and adaptations to exercise, environmental influences, and training optimization will be addressed.
  
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    HEPR 400 - Health Care Ethics


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: HEPR-107
    This course provides an overview of the discipline of ethics in the healthcare context. Ethical theories and approaches are studied, followed by an exploration of general bioethics issues. The course then proceeds into a more specific focus on ethical issues that will face the individual health care practitioner. The goal of this course is to provide the basic ethical tools necessary for recognizing ethical issues and working toward the resolution of ethical problems.
    Self-awareness tools, case studies, and exams and assignments that emphasize analysis and application will be used to facilitate the development of the ethical dimension of the students growth as competent and caring health care professionals.
  
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    HEPR 420 - Clinical Epidemiology


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: HEPR-108
    This course introduces the student to epidemiological methods: the study of disease occurrences in the human populations, making predictions about individual patients regarding diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment, and to the application of epidemiological data in clinical patient care. A core component of the course will be using four different recurrent models to emphasize epidemiological methods and ideas
  
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    HEPR 430 - Genetics for Health Care Professionals


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: BIOL-102, CHEM-104, and MATH-125
    Just as the knowledge of human anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry is crucial for practitioners in health care systems, dealing with disease in the future demands an understanding of the biochemistry of the human genome. Genetics for health care professionals encompasses the study of inheritance of diseases in families and molecular genetics. The pathogenesis of inherited disorders, diagnosis and treatment of genetic diseases and investigations of methods for gene therapy will be discussed. Ethical considerations will be addressed and applied within the context of health care environment.
  
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    HEPR 440 - Health Care Systems


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: HEPR-107, and HEPR-400
    This course is designed to integrate information about health care systems and the delivery of health care in the United States. Future trends, historical development, political, economic, scientific, educational, and social factors in health care will be assimilated. Information pertaining to ideas, beliefs, customs, and practices concerned with ensuring health, as well as preventing and curing illness and diseases will be presented. The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) and Disablement models will be integrated throughout this course. As a capstone course, information presented in health care systems will be synthesized, evaluated, and experienced through a service learning project.
  
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    HEPR 460 - Public Health


    Credits: Three (3)
    An introduction to public health practice in the United States, this course examines the formal structures and institutions of public health, and prominent public health problems.
  
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    HEPR 496 - Special Studies


    Credits: One (1) to Four (4)
  
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    HIST 103 - America and Contemp World


    Credits: Three (3)
    History of the United States and the world since 1945.
    Cross-listed: HIST-303, PSCI-103, PSCI-303
  
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    HIST 105 - Topics: American Cultural History


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course surveys major events, and ideas and issues in American cultural history.
    Cross-listed: HIST-305, HUM-105, HUM-305
  
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    HIST 110 - Women in American History


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course explores the impact of historical events on the lives of American women and, in turn, the many roles women played in shaping American history. Topics include native American womens lives; gender and family life under slavery; the impact of industrialization on women of different classes; the ideology of separate spheres; womens political activities including the anti-slavery movement, the suffrage movement, the 19th Amendment, and the resurgence of feminism in the 1960s; and transformations in the lives of modern women including work, politics, sexuality, consumption patterns, and leisure activities.
    Cross-listed: HIST-310, WS-110, WS-310
  
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    HIST 115 - History of American Indians


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course explores topics in American Indian History.
    Cross-listed: HIST-315
  
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    HIST 116 - St Louis History


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course will examine the major political events and social conditions influencing the lives of the people of St. Louis from its earliest inhabitants to the present, but with a focus on the 19th and 20th centuries. Classes will consist of a mixture of discussion and lecture, with students invited to participate fully with questions, comments and ideas.
    Cross-listed: HIST-316
  
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    HIST 119 - Film and American History


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course explores films for their ability to recreate, reveal, change, or influence U.S. history. Students will view many films in and out of class and learn to analyze them as historical documents. The main focus of how historians explore, analyze, and make meaning from this area of historical evidence: films. 
    Cross-listed: HIST-319
  
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    HIST 121 - U.S. History to 1877


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course covers the discovery and colonization of North America, the American Revolution, the Constitution, Federalists and Republicans, Jacksonian Democracy, Sectionalism and Civil War, and Southern Reconstruction.
    Cross-listed: HIST-321
  
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    HIST 122 - U.S. History since 1877


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course studies 19th Century industrialization, the labor movement, imperialism, the Progressive Era, World War I, the Great Depression and the New Deal, World War II, and the Cold War.
    Cross-listed: HIST-322
  
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    HIST 125 - Topics Environmental Hist


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course studies human environmental interactions over time, focusing especially on the impact of agriculture, industry, and urbanization on both the natural world and the humanized landscape.  A fundamental premise of environmental history is that nature is an active participant in human affairs, not just a passive stage for human activity. 
    Cross-listed: HIST-325
  
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    HIST 128 - The American West


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course explores the history of the trans- Mississippi West of the United States, including Native American history and cultures, European and Anglo-American frontiers, the expansion of the United States in the 19th century, and the interaction of Native Americans, European-Americans, Asian Americans and Hispanic Americans.
    Cross-listed: HIST-328
  
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    HIST 131 - World History I: To 1500


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course explores significant people, movements, events, and ideas in the major civilizations of the world to about 1500.
    Cross-listed: HIST-331
  
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    HIST 132 - World History II: 1500-Present


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course explores significant people, movements, events and ideas in the major civilizations of the world from 1500 to the present.
    Cross-listed: HIST-332
  
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    HIST 172 - History Governments of East Asia


    Credits: Three
    This course is a historical study of Japan, Korea, Thailand and the countries of East Asia excluding China. For China,
    Cross-listed: HIST/PSCI 372
  
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    HIST 200 - Intro to Historical Resrch and Writing


    Credits: Three (3)
    What do historians do? How do they work? Why do they work the way that they do? In this course we will explore the intellectual skills that historians use to do their work. These skills are of use not only for professional historians but for many other areas you may pursue in life. Some of the skills we will practice include: using libraries, finding aids and information technology; presenting research orally and in writing; reading critically, thinking analytically and writing persuasively; learning various approaches to the study and interpretation of history; discovering the attitudes and values shared by most historians; and developing an understanding of the ethical considerations in historical scholarship.
  
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    HIST 202 - Readings in History


    Credits: One (1) to Four (4)
    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
    A tutorial reading course in significant historical works, this course is by arrangement with instructor.
    Cross-listed: HIST-402
  
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    HIST 203H - Civil War Era


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: Membership in Bascom Honors program
    The seminar will explore the causes of the Civil War, the impact of the war and emancipation, and the long term outcomes of the Civil War and Reconstruction. In addition, we will try to understand the significance of the Civil War in American memory.
  
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    HIST 204H - Age of Empire and Total War


    Credits: Four
    Prerequisite: Membership in Bascom Honors Program
    This Bascom Honors program seminar explores European politics, society, and culture during a period dominated by two world wars. Topics include imperialism and great power competition, the Great War, social reform and class conflict, the Russian Revolution, Nazism and Fascism, World War II and the Holocaust. We will pay significant attention to the ways in which religion, ideology, and nationalism appreciably shaped the lives of people living in an era of total war. Honors components and features of the course include its interdisciplinary nature as well as the high level of student-student and student-faculty interaction.
  
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    HIST 205H - 20th Century Film


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: Membership in Bascom Honors Program
    In recent decades historians have added to their inventory of sources, especially in the study of popular culture. Historians now use film and television as a means to understand and interpret the past. This course proposes to explore films for their ability to recreate, reflect or reveal, measure change, and make or influence U.S. and world history. The course will survey the history of film in the United States and the world, looking both at history through the lens of film and at film through the lens of history. Students will work closely with film sources from a variety of perspectives; through classroom viewing and discussion, special projects outside of class, readings, historical research, and writing assignments.
  
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    HIST 206H - The 1950’s and 60’s: Honors Seminar


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: Membership in Bascom Honors Program
    This seminar will integrate social, economic, political, and cultural history to explore the dramatic changes that occurred in the United States during the 1950s and 1960s. We will study a variety of events and people, but we will focus particular attention on two major themes of the period: the Cold War (both foreign and domestic) and the activities of various social movements (Civil Rights, Peace/Anti-war, Women). We will attempt to understand how Americans viewed their times by examining a variety of primary and secondary sources and popular culture examples such as magazines, movies, television, and music.
  
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    HIST 207H - History of Our Time: 1970-Present


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: Membership in Bascom Honors Program
    This honors seminar will look at the recent past, the time period in which people are most interested but often know the least. The course will explore the history and culture of the United States from 1970 to the present. Topics include changing sex roles and values, race relationss, popular culture, the welfare state, the roles of liberalism and conservatism, the growth of the “imperial presidency,” the relationships between foreign and domestic policy, and America’s position in the modern world. We will analyze the post-Civil Rights era, the end of the Vietnam War, what films and music can tell us about recent American history, the Nixon presidency and Watergate, the “Me Decade,” the Ford-Carter presidencies, the Reagan era, the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Empire, the first Persian Gulf War, the Bush administration’s foreign and domestic policies, the Clinton presidency, the “Republican Revolution” of 1995-96, the 1996 presidential campaign, the Clinton impeachment, the disputed election of 2000, the presidency of a second Bush, the effects of September 11, 2001, the Iraq War, the 2004 election, and challenges for the future.
  
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    HIST 208H - Witches and Vampires Western Hist/Culture


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: Membership in Bascom Honors Program
    This course will study the meaning of witches and magic in European and American history from the Middle Ages to the present. Topics include witch hunts in Early Modern Europe, the decline of magic during the Enlightenment, the Salem witchcraft trials in early America, the rise of the Dracula legend, and the significance of these topics in popular culture from the “Crucible” to “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”
  
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    HIST 210H - Sex and Sexual American History


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: Membership in Bascom Honors Program
    Many aspects of sexuality have long been considered problematic in our society. What are the proper sexual roles for men and women and how have they changed over time? What does it mean to be homosexual and how should our society treat people who are labeled as such? What does abortion mean and when is it permissible? What has consensual sex looked like in different time periods and who is qualified to give consent? In this course we will examine how views of sex and sexuality have changed over time from the strict social control measures the Puritans had in place in colonial Massachusetts to the apparent freedoms of today, paying particular attention to the influence of gender, race, religion, medicine, and politics as well as orientation on American ideas of sex and sexuality. We will also consider the ways in which our society has dealt with the problems of sexuality through formal means such as legislation, governmental programs and oversight, medical definition and treatment, and less formal means such as familial and community supervision and social pressure.
  
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    HIST 212H - Family in Western History


    Credits: Four
    Prerequisite: Membership in Bascom Honors Program
    Throughout the history of Europe and the United States, the issue of family has been both a private and a public issue.  Churches and governments have long considered themselves to have a stake in the reproductive, marriage, and house holding choices of its citizens.  In fact, many politicians and lawmakers continue to reference traditional family values as reasons for continuing present policy decisions about marriage and family today.  But what is the traditional family?  Does one even exist? Topics we will explore will include marriage and divorce, marital and extramarital sexuality, pregnancy and parenthood, childhood, extended family such as grandparents, pets, and servants, as well as the family home. We will also explore various laws, traditions, and beliefs involved with these same topics, taking note of how religion, race, class, sexual orientation, and gender differences interact with the ideas and policies concerning families.
  
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    HIST 215H - History of American Indians


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: Membership in Bascom Honors Program
    This class will introduce honors students to the history of American Indians in the United States. The course will look at the history of Indian-white relations from 1600 to the present, with special attention to the twentieth century. The course will stress what native groups did to maintain their unique identities, despite the fact that their way of life changed after the coming of the European-Americans. The course will emphasize the “Indian voice” since tribal people have played a large part in the making of their own history. Honors students will read novels and histories, see films, and do research about American Indians.
  
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    HIST 216H - St. Louis History


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: Membership in Bascom Honors Program
    This course will examine the major political events and social conditions influencing the lives of the people of St. Louis from its ear-liest inhabitants to the present, but with a focus on the 19th and 20th centuries.Honors seminar will consist of a mixture of discussion and lecture, with students invited to participate fully with questions, comments and ideas.
  
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    HIST 217H - The American Century


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: Membership in Bascom Honors Program
    In 1941, publisher Henry Luce proclaimed “the American century” and declared that the United States should “exert upon the world the full impact of our influence, for such purposes as we see fit and by such means as we see fit.”  In addition to surveying major events that shaped domestic society and eventually made the United States into a global superpower, a central goal of this course will be to come to terms with the meanings of modern America. What makes modern America modern? In answering this question, we will pay particular attention to a wide range of issues: immigration, work, reform movements, war, peace, consumption and poverty, politics, mass culture, economic crisis and abundance, education, health, and family. During the past century, how and why have race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and other dimensions of public and private identity changed Americans’ ideas about equality and freedom so profoundly?  Another goal of the course is to introduce students to history as a way of thinking about the world and to help them develop their own historical questions and answers.  
  
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    HIST 218H - Golden Age Greece and Rome


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: Membership in Bascom Honors Program
    I would rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent than in the extent of my powers and dominion. -Alexander the Great  Alexander III of Macedon: king, general, philosopher, or tyrant? The purpose of this honors seminar is to delve into the man known to us today as Alexander the Great and to examine his times, his personality, and his accomplishments. Through extensive reading and critical writing assignments, we will consider not only the immediate effect of Alexander’s exploits but the more enduring cultural impact of the resulting Hellenistic civilization. Even today, we live in the shadow of Alexander-a fact that we will explore by considering the portrayal of Alexander in modern-day books and movies, as well as the re-invention of Alexander to serve the agendas of nationalistic politics.
  
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    HIST 219H - Genocide in Modern World


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: Membership in Bascom Honors Program
    “Never again,” many people said about genocide after being exposed to the horrors of the Holocaust and concentration camps of World War Two.  However, in many ways the Holocaust was just a part of a number of modern genocides that preceded and would follow it.  In this class, we will look at a number of different genocidal campaigns across the globe in the late 19th and 20th centuries, as well as the international reactions to them, including (but not limited to) the Holocaust, the programs concerning the Aboriginal population in Australia, the eugenics movement in the United States, the genocide at Darfur, and Pol Pot’s regime in Cambodia.  We will try to place these events in their local, political, international, and historical consequences and formulate reasons why the twentieth century has sometimes been labeled the “century of genocide.”
  
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    HIST 221H - Gender and Pop Culture America


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: Membership in Bascom Honors Program
    In this course we will examine the role pop culture plays in forming our ideas about gender.  What is a hero/heroine?  What do we value in masculinity and in femininity?  What double standards exist and how are they harmful to both men and women?  What impact do these messages have on society?  Should we do something to change the messages in popular culture?  We will address these questions and others as we examine such pivotal figures in pop culture as superheroes, sex symbols, action heroes, nerds, and romantic leads.  We will use film, music, television, comics, and other media from the 1930s to the present throughout the course to examine, from Superman and Scarlet O’Hara to Buffy Summers and Dean Winchester, what it means to be masculine or feminine in American popular culture.
  
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    HIST 222H - Nazi Germany and Holocaust


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: Membership in Bascom Honors Program
    This seminar provides an introduction to Nazi Germany. We will discuss and analyze the Weimar Republic (1919-1933), the rise of Nazism, the Republic’s collapse and the Nazi “seizure of power”, the importance of Hitler and the “Fhrer principle”, German society under the Nazi regime, popular support and political dissent, Jewish life under the Nazis, the creation and maintenance of a “racial state”, National Socialist ideology, anti-Judaism and antisemitism in Weimar Germany and the Third Reich, the role of religion and the churches, Germany’s role in the Second World War, the Holocaust, and the interconnectedness between war and genocide. We will pay significant attention to the ways in which ideology and religion appreciably shaped the lives of people living in Germany during the Third Reich.
  
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    HIST 223H - In the Shadow of Titans


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: Membership in Bascom Honors Program
    This course is an honors seminar in which we will examine the rise and decline of Greece during its Golden Age. To provide context, the course will survey Greek history from Pre-History through to the Peloponnesian War(s). In addition to considering Greece itself, we shall consider the subject in the context of the larger dynamics of History, examining Greek culture and history in the larger context of the rise and fall of civilizations in the Eastern Mediterranean region.
  
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    HIST 224H - From The Black Death to Napoleon: Europe, 1300 to 1815


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: Membership in Bascom Honors Program
    This Bascom Honors program seminar surveys the early modern period from the Renaissance through the Age of Discovery and the Reformation to the Enlightenment and the era of the French Revolution. We will pay significant attention to the ways in which war, revolution, and religion appreciably shaped the lives of people living in Europe from the era of the Black Death to the rise of Napoleon. Honors components and features of the course include its interdisciplinary nature as well as the high level of student-student and student-faculty interaction.
  
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    HIST 262 - Europe in Middle Ages


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course surveys the momentous cultural and historical developments in Europe during the 1,000-year period from the collapse of the Roman Empire to the Renaissance.
    Cross-listed: HIST-362
  
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    HIST 263 - Europe:Renaissance-Enlightenment


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course surveys the early modern period from the Renaissance through the Age of Discovery and the Reformation to the Enlightenment and the era of the French Revolution.
    Cross-listed: HIST-363
 

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