2016-2017 Academic Catalog 
    
    May 24, 2020  
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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    ADIN 420 - Interactive Information Design


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: ADGD-361, and ADIN-415; Minimum Grade C-
    An exploration of design / interactive media and its ability to transform data into meaningful and engaging experiences. Students will develop information based interactive applications such as electronic way finding apps and touch screen museum kiosks utilizing research and the elements of scripting, sound, type, imagery, motion, and interactivity.
  
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    ADIN 425 - Applications in Game Design


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: ADIN 405; Minimum Grade C-
    Students will produce playable game applications as they pursue advanced understanding of the tools, principles, and processes of game design.  Students will demonstrate skill and knowledge in utilizing game engines, scripting principles, assessing program performance, and balancing gameplay.
  
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    ADIN 430 - 3D Modeling


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: ADGD-275, Minimum Grade C-
    An introduction to modeling three-dimensional graphics using 3-D and 2-D graphics software. Students will explore modeling, texture mapping, lighting, composition and rendering.
  
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    ADIN 440 - Motion Graphics


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: ADIN-380, Minimum grade C-
    Building upon Introduction to Motion Graphics, students will continue to pursue understanding of motion as an element of visual communication. Students will seek advancement of skills and knowledge through the creation of refined examples of motion graphics that engage, persuade, inform, and inspire.
  
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    ADIN 461 - Interactive Design Capstone


    Credits: Six (6)
    Prerequisite: Program Director Approval
    This course challenges senior students to develop and produce a significant visual communication design project that culminates the skills, knowledge and understanding acquired throughout the program. The project’s scope should encompass research, concept development, content development, design development, prototype testing, final production and process reflection. As the culminating project of the interactive design degree, this project should meet the highest standards of design. This semester-long process also includes a formal review of each student’s project by design professionals and a public show.
  
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    ADIN 494 - Senior Show Experience


    Credits: Zero (0)
    Prerequisite: Program Director Approval
    To satisfy the requirements of the BFA/BA degree in Design & Visual Art, a senior show experience (0 credits) must be completed in collaboration with the area program director.
    Cross-listed: ADGD-494, ADID-494, ADSA-494
  
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    ADIN 496 - Independent Study


    Credits: One (1) to Four (4)
    Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor, Program Director Approval
    A student desiring to take a course on an independent study basis may do so by obtaining the approval of the instructor, the area Program Director, and the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.  The option of taking a course on an independent study basis is considered a privilege and is limited generally to those mature students capable of handling the necessary responsibilities.  Independent study request forms can be obtained in the Student Service Center.  Additional guidelines are stated on these forms.
  
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    ADIN 497 - Special Studies


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: ADIN-380, Minimum Grade C-
    Special Studies courses are offered periodically based on faculty and student interests. These courses may focus on skill development, special interest topics, or contemporary art and design events.
  
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    ADIN 498 - Senior Seminar


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: Program Director Approval
    During this culminating experience, students will begin transitioning focus from student to professional designer. The primary targeted outcomes are assessment and preparation of a high-quality portfolio presentation, and evaluation of interests and aptitudes. While making final preparations for beginning a professional career, emphasis is also placed on the communication aspect of the profession. This course includes visits to professional design studios, portfolio reviews with professional graphic designers, and visiting lecturers.
  
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    ADIN 499 - Internship


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: Program Director Approval
    Exposure to a professional environment is a critical component in the education of a designer.  This required experience guides students in preparing for and acquiring an internship position.  Preparation includes developing materials such as a professional design resume and portfolio, identifying internship opportunities, and conducting formal business communication.  In addition to attending 3 workshops held throughout the school year, a minimum of 150 contact hours of internship is required. B.F.A. Graphic and Interactive majors are required to complete 3 internship credits.  Internship opportunities should be within a professional design environment ideally under the mentorship of at least one design professional, and be approved by the internship coordinator/instructor. Internship credits are issued after the submission of required forms and a designed experience journal or formal presentation.
  
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    ADSA 100 - Design I


    Credits: Three (3)
    Design I begins the study of the design process, highlights the roles of the elements and principles of design, and introduces color theory. Its focus is on composition of the 2-dimensional picture plane in the context of traditional and digital media. Design will be approached from formal as well as conceptual viewpoints. Understanding of design concepts and the design process will be pursued through individual projects, class discussion, and written statements.
  
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    ADSA 101 - Drawing I


    Credits: Three (3)
    This introductory drawing course focuses on learning from observation, developing foundational skill, and the depiction of convincing illusions of form. Primarily utilizing black and white media, content includes drawing objects in context, issues in pictorial representation, and an introduction to the figure in space. Related information on health and safety will be discussed.
  
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    ADSA 110U - Unsupervised Studio


    Credits: Zero (0)
    Unsupervised studio guarantees students enrolled in a studio course access to studio space outside of class. All students enrolled in a studio course are required an unsupervised studio time, but are not required to attend.
  
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    ADSA 117 - Introduction to Photography for Non-Art Majors


    Credits: Three (3)
    The course will focus on developing the student’s creative exploration of photography through the investigation of small, digital capture devises including camera phones. Students will explore important movements in photography.
  
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    ADSA 150 - Design II


    Credits: Three (3)
    Design II continues the exploration of the design process. The understanding of design deepens with the addition of volume, space and time considerations. New areas include the relation of content and function to a design solution and the sequence of experiences. Problem solving, documentation and communication will be emphasized. Understanding of these concepts and the design process will be demonstrated in the projects, class discussion and written statements.
  
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    ADSA 151 - Drawing II


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: ADSA-101, Minimum grade C-
    This course emphasizes the progressive development of a drawing process. Advanced sketching and drawing for ideation; expressiveness of pictorial representation; and scale, perspective, and color will be explored. Content continues exploration of the figure with basic anatomy, objects in context, and architectural environments. Drawing on a tablet will be introduced.
  
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    ADSA 200 - Introduction to Ceramics


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course introduces the aesthetics of form, function, and expressive possibilities of working with clay through the exploration of foundational handbuilding processes and firing techniques.
  
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    ADSA 205 - Introduction to Jewelry/Metals


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course introduces the techniques of cutting, joining, and finishing metal. Content includes basic shaping and cold forging processes, along with issues of design and function. Each student researches and reports on an area of metalsmithing.
  
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    ADSA 208 - Drawing In Florence


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor
    This course requires observational drawing from original monuments of Italian art, architecture, culture and history from Etruscan, Roman, Medieval, Renaissance and modern times. Emphasis is on perceptual drawing on-site to develop and apply drawing skills, to allow for creative expression, and to document and enhance the study abroad experience while living independently in Florence and experiencing Italian culture firsthand. In addition, students have opportunities to visit Rome, Venice, Siena, San Gimignano, Fiesole and other historic villages and towns in Italy, and drawing of content related to these trips is strongly encouraged. ADSA 208 is for students with little or no background in drawing or art history, but who have an interest in drawing and documenting their experiences in a travel journal.
  
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    ADSA 210 - Introduction to Painting


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course introduces painting techniques, color mixing, composition, and safe studio practices. Students will explore the aesthetic and expressive possibilities of oil paint through the depiction of a variety of subject matter and concepts.
  
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    ADSA 296 - Independent Study


    Credits: One (1) to Six (6)
    Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor, Program Director Approval
    A student desiring to take a course on an independent study basis may do so by obtaining the approval of the instructor, the area Program Director, and the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.  The option of taking a course on an independent study basis is considered a privilege and is limited generally to those mature students capable of handling the necessary responsibilities.  Independent study request forms can be obtained in the Student Service Center.  Additional guidelines are stated on these forms.
  
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    ADSA 297 - Special Studies


    Credits: One (1) to Six (6)
    Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor
    Special Studies courses are offered periodically based on faculty and student interests.  These courses may focus on skill development, special interest topics, or contemporary art and design events. For more information and a listing of current offerings, please see additional descriptions at www.maryville.edu/specialstudies.
  
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    ADSA 300 - Ceramics I


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: ADSA-200, Minimum grade C-
    This course advances the basic hand building skills acquired in Introduction to Ceramics and introduces wheel- throwing. The development of individual expression within the medium; whether it is sculptural, painterly or functional will be emphasized. Content also includes glaze application and kiln firing.
  
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    ADSA 301 - Ceramics II


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: ADSA-300, Minimum grade C-
    This course is a continuation of Ceramics I in which students choose to focus on either a functional or a sculptural direction. Therefore, coursework may include either throwing or handbuilding or both. Content for all students includes glaze formulation and kiln firing.
  
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    ADSA 306 - Figure Drawing


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: ADSA-151, Minimum grade C-
    This is a course for the student who has had some exposure to drawing, and a facility with color and black-and- white drawing media. The student will be introduced to figure structure, through surface anatomy, and figure composition with an emphasis on expression, content, and narrative. Students will draw from clothed and unclothed models using traditional and digital methods.
  
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    ADSA 310 - Painting I


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: ADSA-210, Minimum grade C-
    This course builds on concepts and skills begun in Introduction to Painting. Paintings from history as well as work from contemporary artists will be examined.
  
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    ADSA 311 - Painting II


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: ADSA-310, Minimum grade C-
    Along with developing skill, this course begins to develop the artist’s voice.
  
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    ADSA 317 - Science and Art of Digital Photography


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: ADGD-265, ADID-265, or COMM-231
    The course will focus on the art and science of visual intelligence through the mastery of the digital camera and advanced color management in Adobe Photoshop. Assignments will be both based in technical and theoretical skill sets.
  
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    ADSA 318 - Installation Art and Studio Lighting


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: ADSA-317, Minimum grade C-
    This course focuses on installation art and the technical and theoretical aspects of studio lighting used in a 3D installation space. Students will individually conceive, develop, construct, and document an installation bringing together aspects of set design and advanced studio lighting. Additionally, art direction of a studio shoot from concept to capture, performance art, and model direction will be covered.
  
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    ADSA 319 - Commercial Photography and Communication


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: ADSA-317 or COMM-231, Minimum grade C-
    This course will focus on creating photography for commercial portraiture, advertising, fashion, public relations and communications. Assignments will be based in the technical execution of client based image making. Students will develop and execute a complete visual campaign for a fictitious client.
  
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    ADSA 325 - Serigraphy


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: ADGD 265, ADGD 264 or COMM 231; Minimum grade C-
    Serigraphy, or screen printing, is a printmaking method that can be applied to fine art prints, graphic design, and digital imaging and photography. This course is intended as an introduction to basic screen printing processes. Stencil making, drawing, and photo emulsion techniques will be covered, as well as instruction in darkroom procedures, ink mixing, registration and printing methods. Students will be expected to explore and expand upon their own conceptual ideas while building and strengthening their technical skills in all aspects of the screen printing process. The curriculum may be modified to add projects, should time remain.
  
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    ADSA 330 - Fiber Art


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: ADSA-150, Minimum grade C-
    This course focuses on individual expression in fiber media. Emphasis will be on sculptural exploration in basketry and knotting techniques, surface decoration combined with beading, quilting, and non-traditional media.
  
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    ADSA 375 - Jewelry and Metals I


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: ADSA-205, Minimum grade C-
    This course is a continuation of ADSA 205 with an emphasis on casting techniques in combination with stone setting. Along with the studio work, each student researches and reports on an area of metalsmithing.
  
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    ADSA 376 - Jewelry and Metals II


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: ADSA-375, Minimum grade C-
    This course covers two new areas: color in metal, and hollowware, which is the tradition of the silversmith. These new techniques are integrated with the knowledge and technical skills acquired in previous coursework.
  
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    ADSA 397 - Special Studies


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
    This topics course is offered periodically based on student demand, interest, and needs. The course content is developed by the individual instructor and is based on topics of special interest to area majors. For more informaiton and a listing of current offerings, please see additional descriptions at www.maryville.edu/speicalstudies.
  
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    ADSA 400 - Ceramics III


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: ADSA-301, Minimum grade C-
    This course is primarily a self-directed learning experience in ceramics. It is expected that student work — whether it is sculptural, painterly or functional — exhibit personal exploration, advanced craftsmanship, and technical and historical research.
  
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    ADSA 401 - Ceramics IV


    Credits: Three (3) to Six (6)
    Prerequisite: ADSA-400, Minimum grade C-
    This course is for the advanced student with an established personal direction. The student sets his/her goals with regard to continuing the development of a personal statement and furthering technical skills.
    Note: This course may be repeated.
  
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    ADSA 408 - Advanced Drawing In Florence


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
    This course requires observational drawing from original monuments of Italian art, architecture, culture and history from Etruscan, Roman, Medieval, Renaissance and modern times. Emphasis is on perceptual drawing on-site to develop and apply drawing skills, to allow for creative expression, and to document and enhance the study abroad experience while living independently in Florence and experiencing Italian culture firsthand. In addition, students have opportunities to visit Rome, Venice, Siena, San Gimignano, Fiesole and other historic villages and towns in Italy, and drawing of content related to these trips is strongly encouraged. ADSA 408 is for students with prior learning in drawing and art history who have an interest in drawing and documenting their experiences in a travel journal.
  
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    ADSA 410 - Painting III


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: ADSA-311, Minimum grade C-
    This course is focused on the student’s development of self-expression and advanced techniques. The student is responsible for designing the direction, motivation, and content of this course.
  
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    ADSA 411 - Painting IV


    Credits: Three (3) to Six (6)
    Prerequisite: ADSA-410, Minimum grade C-
    A continuation of the issues examined in Painting III.
    Note: This course may be repeated.
  
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    ADSA 416 - Photojournalism


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: ADSA-317 or COMM-231, Minimum grade C-
    This course will focus on mastering the reportage in photography. Assignments will be based in both the technical and theoretical ways that photography is used to communicate the news to the world. Sports photography will be the focus of the course as it is an effective avenue to learn highly technical skills as it relates to capturing movement, action, and drama. Editorial Portraiture and the Photo Essay will also be explored.
  
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    ADSA 417 - Video Art


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: ADIN 310 and ADSA 317; Minimum grade C-
    This course’s objectives are to apply knowledge and skills acquired in previous video coursework in the context of fine and conceptual art.  Students will explore how to produce video and audio that inspire thought, emotion, and/or action through the visual expression of concepts and issues.  Students will research the history of moving images in art and will be exposed to its contemporary uses.  The course will be centered on the philosophy that video is a powerful tool for both positive and negative social change.
  
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    ADSA 418 - Capstone Research and Development


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: ADSA-317 or COMM-231, Minimum grade C-
    This course focuses on developing the conceptual thesis for a final project/body of work through the exploration of various research and concept ideation methods.  Students will be required to read and discuss a variety of art theory and create preliminary works based on their process and research.
  
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    ADSA 419 - Capstone Completion


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: ADSA-418, Minimum grade C-
    This course focuses on completing a final project/body of work, a strong artist statement, and a supporting research paper.  Students will be expected to produce work that reflects research and concepts developed in previous capstone coursework.  Critical discussion and debate is expected.  As the culminating course within the B.F.A. degree, work produced in this course should meet the highest standards of the program.  This process concludes with a graduating year exhibition, and a formal presentation and review of each student’s work by a panel of artists and creative professionals.
  
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    ADSA 450 - Studio Art Seminar


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: Junior or Senior Status
    This is a seminar, for advanced students, focuses on the challenges of, and opportunities for, establishing a career as an artist or designer. Course content includes reflective thinking, career expectations, job prospects, resume and portfolio development, exhibit opportunities, foreign study, business practices, studio operations, organizations, health hazards, legal issues and resources, grants, fellowships, artists colonies and residencies, and graduate education.
  
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    ADSA 475 - Jewelry and Metals III


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: ADSA-376, Minimum grade C-
    This course continues the acquisition of techniques by studying hinges and locks. It also begins the exploration of the medium as a vehicle for personal expression. Emphasis is on the union of content and technique in either jewelry or hollowware.
  
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    ADSA 476 - Jewelry and Metals IV


    Credits: Three (3) to Six (6)
    Prerequisite: ADSA-475, Minimum grade C-
    This course explores the medium as a vehicle for personal expression. Emphasis is on the union of content and technique in either jewelry or hollowware.
    Note: This course may be repeated.
  
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    ADSA 494 - Senior Show Experience


    Credits: Zero (0)
    Prerequisite: Program Director Approval
    To satisfy the requirements of the BFA/BA degree in Design & Visual Art, a senior show experience (0 credits) must be completed in collaboration with the area Program Director.
    Cross-listed: ADGD-494, ADID-494, ADIN-494
  
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    ADSA 496 - Independent Study


    Credits: One (1) to Six (6)
    Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor, Program Director Approval
    A student desiring to take a course on an independent study basis may do so by obtaining the approval of the instructor, the area Program Director, and the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.  The option of taking a course on an independent study basis is considered a privilege and is limited generally to those mature students capable of handling the necessary responsibilities.  Independent study request forms can be obtained in the Student Service Center.  Additional guidelines are stated on these forms.
  
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    ADSA 497 - Special Studies


    Credits: One (1) to Six (6)
    Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor
    Special Studies courses are offered periodically based on faculty and student interests. These courses may focus on skill development, special interest topics, or contemporary art and design events. For more information and a listing of current offerings, please see additional descriptions at www.maryville.edu/specialstudies.
  
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    ADSA 499 - Internship


    Credits: One (1) to Three (3)
    Prerequisite: Coordination through the Program Faculty Advisor
    This course provides professional exposure and related learning through work experience in collaboration with qualified practicing personnel and individually determined learning objectives. Internship possibilities include, but are not limited to, areas such as: graphic design, architectural illustration, furniture design, medical illustration, retail art supply management, gallery or museum-related administration, work at a not-for- profit arts organization, and apprenticing in a professional artists studio.
  
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    ADSA 597 - Sp Studies Post-Graduate Studio Art


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: Program Director Approval
    This course is intended primarily for educators who wish to increase their skill level in any of the studio art courses offered.
    Note: Prospective students must contact the director of the Studio Art Program for permission to enroll.
  
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    BIOL 100 - Orient/Medical Lab Sci


    Credits: Two (2)
    Laboratory principles and procedures are introduced to students interested in clinical laboratory science.
    Note: Student strongly recommended to enroll as a Junior or Senior
  
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    BIOL 101 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I


    Credits: Four (4)
    Corequisite: BIOL-101L

    An emphasis on cellular and molecular levels and a survey of organs and organ systems introduces human structure and function.
  
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    BIOL 101L - Required Lab-Biol 101


    Credits: Zero (0)
    Corequisite: BIOL-101

  
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    BIOL 102 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: BIOL-101, Minimum grade C-
    Corequisite: BIOL-102L

    Biology 102 continues the study of human structure and function, emphasizing cellular and molecular levels, and survey of organs and organ systems.
  
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    BIOL 102L - Required Lab-Biol 102


    Credits: Zero (0)
    Corequisite: BIOL-102

  
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    BIOL 103 - Introduction to Biology


    Credits: Four (4)
    Corequisite: BIOL-103L

    A one-semester introduction to biology, emphasizing the molecular, cellular, organism and community levels of organization.This course is designed for non-science majors.
  
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    BIOL 103L - Required Lab-Biol 103


    Credits: Zero (0)
    Corequisite: BIOL-103

  
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    BIOL 104 - Introductory Microbiology


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: BIOL-101, BIOL-103, or BIOL-117
    Corequisite: BIOL-104L

    Students in this course will learn about eukaryotic and prokaryotic microorganisms and will survey the biochemical, environmental and medical importance of these organisms. This course should be taken by students in Maryville’s nursing program. May not be taken for credit by students majoring in Biochemistry, Biology, Biology/Biotechnology, Biomedical Sciences or by undeclared Pre-medical students.
    Note: This non-majors course is designed for students in the nursing program.
  
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    BIOL 104L - Required Lab-Biol 104


    Credits: Zero (0)
    Corequisite: BIOL-104

  
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    BIOL 115 - Intro Human Anatomy and Physiology


    Credits: Four (4)
    Corequisite: BIOL-115L

    This course introduces the student to a survey of the human body. It deals with the structure and function of the various organ systems.
  
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    BIOL 115L - Required Lab-Biol 115


    Credits: Zero (0)
    Corequisite: BIOL-115

  
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    BIOL 117 - General Biology I


    Credits: Four (4)
    Corequisite: BIOL-117L

    This is the first course in a two-semester sequence designed for majors and other students requiring an extensive introduction to the biological sciences. The course introduces students to the science of biology at the molecular, cellular, organism, evolutionary, and ecological levels.
    Note: A strong high school background in science, including biology and chemistry, is recommended.
  
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    BIOL 117L - Required Lab-Biol 117


    Credits: Zero (0)
    Corequisite: BIOL-117

  
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    BIOL 118 - General Biology II


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: BIOL-117, Minimum grade C-
    Corequisite: BIOL-118L

    A completion of the survey of biological sciences begun with BIOL 117.
  
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    BIOL 118L - Required Lab-Biol 118


    Credits: Zero (0)
    Corequisite: BIOL-118

  
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    BIOL 140 - History and Philosophy of Science


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course is a worldwide view of the history of science from primitive times to the present. Philosophical perspectives on scientific inquiry will include empiricism, rationalism, materialism and utilitarian morality.
    Cross-listed: SCI-140
  
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    BIOL 216 - Plants and People


    Credits: Four (4)
    Corequisite: BIOL-216L

    Throughout human history, people have used plants for food, drink, medicine, clothing and shelter. In Plants and People, students will explore basic plant biology and the many uses of plants and plant materials.
  
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    BIOL 216L - Required Lab-Biol 216


    Credits: Zero (0)
    Corequisite: BIOL-216

  
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    BIOL 220 - Exercise Science


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: BIOL 101 and BIL 102, or BIOL-117 and BIOL-118
    Exercise Physiology is designed to provide students with the current state of knowledge in the physiology of exercise. A systematic approach to how the body responds to exercise will give students with a thorough and critical analysis of the acute physiological responses to exercise and the adaptations that occur with organized exercise training. Basic factual information will be covered with a major emphasis on mechanisms underlying how the different systems of the body respond to exercise stress. General topics that will be discussedinclude bioenergetics and metabolism, measurement of work, power and energy expenditure, respiratory system, cardiovascular system, endocrine system, muscular system, and physiology of training, conditioning, and performance. Lab component is integrated into the course.
  
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    BIOL 231 - Conservation Biology


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: BIOL-118
    This course will introduce students to the concept that the health of human populations is dependent upon the ecosystems that surround us (in ways we are only beginning to understand). To that end, students will review the fundamental principles of ecology, the economic and political aspects of conservation, and some prominent case studies in conservation biology.
  
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    BIOL 250 - Introduction to Gross Anatomy


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: BIOL-102 or BIOL-118
    Corequisite: BIOL-250L

    This course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to expand their knowledge of the human body using the human cadaver. A systems approach will provide students with a thorough critical analysis of the following general topics: the musculoskeletal system, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, digestive system, nervous system, urinary system, and reproductive system. Basic factual information will be covered with a major emphasis on application of this knowledge through dissection in the laboratory.
  
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    BIOL 250L - Required Lab - Biol 250


    Credits: Zero (0)
    Corequisite: BIOL-205

  
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    BIOL 260 - General Genetics


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: BIOL-118
    Corequisite: BIOL-260L

    Students in this course will study transmission genetics, population genetics, microbial genetics, replication, transcription, translation, and mutation at an advanced level.
  
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    BIOL 260L - Required Lab - Biol 260


    Credits: Zero (0)
    Corequisite: BIOL-260

    Required lab - BIOL 260
  
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    BIOL 270 - Evolution


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: BIOL-118, and BIOL-260
    Corequisite: BIOL-270L

    This course will provide a foundation that students will use to understand (and integrate) all other biological disciplines. The student will gain an understanding of the causes and consequences of organismal change through time. Topics will include the genetic basis of change, change at the population level, phenotypic change within lineages, macroevolutionary change across geologic time scales and the mechanisms of speciation.
  
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    BIOL 270L - Required Lab - Biol 270


    Credits: Zero (0)
    Corequisite: BIOL-270

  
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    BIOL 293 - Cooperative Education


    Credits: One (1) to Four (4)
    Students may take cooperative education courses before they complete their majors, minors and General Education requirements, but the students may not count these courses as part of these requirements.
  
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    BIOL 296 - Independent Study


    Credits: One (1) to Four (4)
  
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    BIOL 297 - Special Studies


    Credits: One (1) to Four (4)
  
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    BIOL 303 - Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: BIOL-117, BIOL-118, BIOL-260 and BIOL-270
    Corequisite: BIOL-303L

    This course is an in-depth survey of vertebrate animals and the entire phylum chordata.
  
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    BIOL 303L - Required Lab-Biol 303


    Credits: Zero (0)
    Corequisite: BIOL-303

  
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    BIOL 304 - Zoology


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: BIOL-260
    This course concentrates on the basic concepts of general zoology including the origin of animal life, animal reproduction and development, classification of major phyla of animals and the major classes of vertebrates and invertebrates, structure, and function of animals, and basic concepts of animal behavior and ecology.
  
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    BIOL 304L - Required Lab - Biol-304L


    Credits: Zero (0)
    Corequisite: BIOL-304

  
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    BIOL 314 - General Botany


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: BIOL-260, and BIOL-270
    Corequisite: BIOL-314L

    Classroom, laboratory exercises and field trips are combined to provide students a survey of the plants, their evolution, morphology, life histories and ecological relationships.
  
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    BIOL 314L - Required Lab - Biol 314


    Credits: Zero (0)
    Corequisite: BIOL-314

    Required lab - BIOL 314
  
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    BIOL 316 - General Microbiology


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: BIOL 260
    Corequisite: BIOL-316L

    Though invisible to the naked eye, microbes are all around us and play a vital role in biotechnology, agriculture, human health and in the health of the ecosystem that sustains us. Some microbes are detrimental to human health, while others help us digest food and protect us from harmful microbes. In this course, students will gain an appreciation of the vast biodiversity represented by ‘microbes’ (e.g. single celled eukaryotes, prokaryotes, fungi, protists and viruses), and learn the details of microbial growth and metabolism. Laboratory exercises will focus on the identification of different microbe and techniques for culturing microorganisms.
  
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    BIOL 351 - Cell Biology


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: CHEM-203, BIOL-117, BIOL-118, and BIOL 260
    Corequisite: BIOL-351L

    The students in this course will study cell biology at an advanced level, emphasizing structure and ultrastructure, cell physiology, cell environment relations and controls.
  
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    BIOL 351L - Required Lab-Biol 351


    Credits: Zero (0)
    Corequisite: BIOL-351

  
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    BIOL 352 - General Ecology


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: BIOL-117, BIOL-118, BIOL-260 and BIOL-270
    Corequisite: BIOL-352L

    General ecology includes community ecology, population dynamics, ecosystem energetics, biogeography and evolutionary ecology at an advanced level.
    Note: Field experience is included.
  
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    BIOL 352L - Required Lab-Biol 352


    Credits: Zero (0)
    Corequisite: BIOL-352

  
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    BIOL 354 - Immunology


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: BIOL-118, BIOL-260, and CHEM-203
    Students will study basic immunological concepts, including humoral and cell-mediated immunity, and “in vivo” and “in vitro” immunological relations.
  
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    BIOL 381 - Ornithology


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: BIOL-118, BIOL-260, and BIOL-270
    Corequisite: BIOL-381L

    Birds are a charismatic, highly visible model for biological study. This course will provide students with tangible examples of the principles that they have learned (or will learn) in other classes, including, physiology, ecology, evolution and conservation. Students will also gain valuable experience with field biology by learning the songs and field identification of the birds of Missouri.
  
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    BIOL 381L - Required Lab - Biol 381


    Credits: Zero (0)
    Corequisite: BIOL-381

  
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    BIOL 390 - Biotech and Methods in Molecular Biology


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: BIOL-316
    This course examines current techniques in the field of molecular biology. Topics will include nucleic acid extraction, restriction endonuclease analysis, genetic engineering, polymerase chain reaction, and monoclonal antibodies. This course includes laboratory experience using the latest laboratory methods and equipment.
  
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    BIOL 391 - Molecular Genetics


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: BIOL-260 and BIOL-270
    Corequisite: BIOL-391L

    This course will examine current topics in molecular genetics and genetic engineering including control of gene expression, genome structure, molecular mapping, regulation of development, cancer and other hereditary diseases, reverse genetics, and gene therapy. This course includes laboratory experience in molecular genetics.
  
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    BIOL 391L - Required Lab-Biol 391


    Credits: Zero (0)
    Corequisite: BIOL-391

  
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    BIOL 393 - Cooperative Education


    Credits: One (1) to Four (4)
    Students may take cooperative education courses before they complete their majors, minors and General Education requirements, but the students may not count these courses as part of these requirements.
  
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    BIOL 394 - Advanced Physiology


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: BIOL-102 or BIOL-118
    This course is an advanced study of human physiological processes with emphasis on normal physiology in health.
 

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