2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
    Nov 21, 2019  
2018-2019 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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    ADSA 150 - Design II


    Credits: Three (3)
    Corequisite: ADSA-110U

    Design II continues the exploration of the design process.  The understanding of design deepens with the exploration of 3D. Issues of volume and space will be explored.  New areas include the relation of content and function to a design solution and the the use of techology to document the process.  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 200 - Introduction to Ceramics


    Credits: Three (3)
    Corequisite: ADSA-110U

    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. Related information on health and safety, along with best studio practices, will be discussed.
  
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    ADSA 205 - Introduction to Jewelry/Metals


    Credits: Three (3)
    Corequisite: ADSA-110U

    In the “Introduction to Metals and Jewelry” course, the student will focus on creating small sculpture and jewelry objects with an emphasis on design and craftsmanship. Included will be a sterling silver ring band and earrings. Techniques covered will include sawing, riveting, soldering, powder coating, and finishing. Each student will research and write an essay on 2 metalsmith artworks of their choice. Outside class time is required to complete projects.   Related information on health and safety, along with best studio practices, will be discussed.
  
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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)
    Corequisite: ADSA-110U

    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.  Related information on health and safety, along with best studio practices, will be discussed.
  
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    ADSA 215 - Digital Photo Abroad


    Credits: Three
    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
    In this course, students explore the rich visual culture of their study abroad location.  Students will master the various functions of the digital camera and will create professional images for collecting, marketing or publication.  The class will focus on guided walks displaying the region and vibrant, colorful city.  Students will have the opportunity to document important cultural spaces.  Students can expect to compile a portfolio of professional images that are equal to those published in National Geographic and the Smithsonian Magazine.  This is a rare opportunity for students to learn how to capture amazing images in a place filled with awe, history, excitement, romance, beauty and mystery.
  
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    ADSA 280 - Photography and Culture


    Credits: Three (3)
    In this course, students will explore the impact that still photographs have had on society for both the good and the bad.  The class focuses on historical images that have caused political shifts and changed the social fabric of American Society.  The class consists of a framework of lectures and discussions that focus on teaching students how photography works as an agent of change.
  
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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 additional information please inquire with faculty adviser. 
  
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    ADSA 300 - Ceramics I


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: ADSA-200, Minimum grade C-
    Corequisite: ADSA-110U

    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-
    Corequisite: ADSA-110U

    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)
    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-
    Corequisite: ADSA-110U

    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-
    Corequisite: ADSA-110U

    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
    Corequisite: ADSA-110U

    The course will focus on the art and science of visual intelligence through the mastery of the digital camera in the studio setting. The fundamentals of controlled lighting will be taught through the exploration of portrait and product photography. Assignments will be both based in technical and theoretical skill sets with a focus on commercial outcomes. Advanced image processing will also be explored. 
  
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    ADSA 318 - Installation Art and Studio Lighting


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: ADSA-317, Minimum grade C-
    Corequisite: ADSA-110U

    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-
    Corequisite: ADSA-110U

    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 320 - Advanced Post Production - Capture, Editing & Printing


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: ADSA-220, Minimum grade C-
    This course allows students to focus in-depth upon one and possibly two methods of printmaking.
  
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    ADSA 325 - Serigraphy


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: ADGD 265, ADGD 264 or COMM 231; Minimum grade C-
    Corequisite: ADSA-110U

    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. Related information on health and safety, along with best studio practices, will be discussed.
  
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    ADSA 330 - Fiber Art


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: ADSA-150, Minimum grade C-
    Corequisite: ADSA-110U

    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.  Related information on health and safety, along with best studio practices, will be discussed. 
  
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    ADSA 375 - Jewelry and Metals I


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: ADSA-205, Minimum grade C-
    Corequisite: ADSA-110U

    Continue building on skills obtained in ADSA 205. “Color On Metal” adds exciting new approaches to the student’s skill set with an emphasis on design and craftsmanship. Techniques covered will include hydraulic press forming, kiln fired enameling, torch fired enameling, and powder coating. Along with the studio work, each student will research and present on a specific metalsmithing technique of their choice. Outside class time is required to complete projects.  Related information on health and safety, along with best studio practices, will be discussed.
  
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    ADSA 376 - Jewelry and Metals II


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: ADSA-375, Minimum grade C-
    Corequisite: ADSA-110U

    Continue building on skills obtained in Metals I, “Light Casting and Stone Setting” creatively explores this age-old process with an emphasis on design and craftsmanship. Techniques covered will include Cuttlefish bone casting, investing, burnout and vacuum casting, along with some stone setting. Each student will research and present on a specific metalsmithing technique of their choice. Outside class time is required to complete projects. Related information on health and safety, along with best studio practices, will be discussed.
  
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    ADSA 397 - Special Studies


    Credits: Three (3)
    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 additional information please inquire with faculty adviser. 
  
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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 415 - Digital Photo Abroad


    Credits: Three
    Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor
    In this course, students with prior digital photo experience will explore the rich visual culture of their study abroad location.  Students will research the culture and create professional images for collecting, marketing or publication.  The class will focus on guided walks displaying the region and vibrant, colorful city.  Students will have the opportunity to document important cultural spaces.  Students can expect to compile a portfolio of professional images that are equal to those published in National Geographic and the Smithsonian Magazine.  This is a rare opportunity for students to learn how to capture amazing images in a place filled with awe, history, excitement, romance, beauty and mystery.
  
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    ADSA 416 - Photojournalism


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: ADSA-317 or COMM-231, Minimum grade C-
    Corequisite: ADSA-110U

    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-
    Corequisite: ADSA-110U

    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 I


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: Permission of Program Director
    Corequisite: ADSA-110U

    This course focuses on developing and completing a conceptual thesis along with producing a 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.
    Note: This course is for students with senior status.
  
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    ADSA 419 - Capstone II


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: ADSA-418, Minimum grade C-
    This course focuses on completing a comercial body of work with a researched project statement. 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, a formal presentation, and a review of  both the conceptuel and commercial portfolios with a panel of artists and creative professionals. 
    Note: This course is for students with senior status.
  
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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 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 additional information please inquire with faculty adviser. 
  
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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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    BDAT 600 - Data Analytics 1


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course serves as an introduction to data analytics. Data analytics is generally defined as the use of data, quantitative analysis, and modeling to drive business decisions. Specific data mining techniques to illustrate business decision-making situations is discussed.
    Cross-listed: ACCT-660, ISYS-660
  
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    BDAT 605 - Database Principles


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course examines the design, development and management of relational databases and the integration of these databases with applications across the enterprise. Topics include database tools, basic Structured Query Language, design trade-offs, middleware, database server architectures, web-enabled technologies, security issues and emerging database technologies.
    Cross-listed: ISYS-605, SWDV-655
  
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    BDAT 610 - Introduction to Programming


    Credits: Three
    This course introduces fundamental computer programming concepts including data types, variables, functional abstraction, control structures, and common data structures. Students will practice using these concepts by writing Python to implement algorithms that operate on data retrieved from different sources (e.g., user input, files, etc.). 
    Cross-listed: SWDV-600
  
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    BDAT 615 - Data Analytics 2


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: BDAT-600
    This course is a follow-up to BDAT-600 and further discusses data analytics techniques as they relate to business decision-making situations.  This course uses the R programming language.
  
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    BDAT 620 - Data Warehousing


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: BDAT-600
    This course focuses on the technology of data warehousing with a specific application towards business intelligence. The course will cover requirements gathering , architecture, and design for data warehousing.  Extracting, transforming, and loading strategie to support business intelligence applications will also be covered.
  
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    BDAT 625 - Data Mining


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: BDAT-600
    This course examines data mining techniques such as classification, regression, cluster analysis and recommendation systems.  Analysis of both structured and unstructured data will be discussed including coverage of NoSQL.
  
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    BDAT 630 - Data Visualization


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: BDAT-600
    This course discusses techniques for creating effective data visualizations to inform business decision making.  Students will also prototype several visualizations based on existing datasets.
  
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    BDAT 635 - Advanced Topics in Data Analytics


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: BDAT-615
    This course covers advanced timely topics as they related to the field of data analytics.
  
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    BDAT 640 - Forecasting and Predictive Modeling


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: BDAT-600
    This covers the concept of predictive analytics, which combines business strategy, information technology, and modeling methods.
  
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    BDAT 650 - Business Data Analytics Capstone


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: Taken as last course of the program
    This course is the final course of the business data analytics program. This course provides students an opportunity to demonstrate the skills learned in the program in a final capstone project experience.
  
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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 108 - Human Body in Health and Disease


    Credits: 3
    This course introduces the student to a survey of the human body.  It deals with the structure and function of the various organ systems and discusses basic diseases that a person may be exposed to or read about in daily life.  The course is intended to be taken by health professions students as an introductory course and non major students.
  
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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 BIOL 102, or BIOL-115, 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 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-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: Three (3)
    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 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 350 - Introduction to Human Anatomy


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: BIOL-102 or BIOL-115
    Corequisite: BIOL-350L

    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 350L - Required Lab - Biol 350


    Credits: Zero (0)
    Corequisite: BIOL-350

  
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    BIOL 351 - Cell Biology


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: CHEM-203 and BIOL 260
    Also; CHEM-320 is strongly recommended to be completed prior to taking this course.

    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-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-260, BIOL-316, 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-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 390L - Required Lab-BIOL 390


    Credits: Zero (0)
    Corequisite: BIOL-390

  
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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, BIOL-115, or BIOL-118
    This course is an advanced study of human physiological processes with emphasis on normal physiology in health.
  
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    BIOL 395 - Pathophysiology


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: BIOL-394
    This course covers basic disease processes and their effect on the normal physiology of the human body.
  
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    BIOL 401 - Research I


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course will introduce students to the full spectrum of scientific research. Students will conduct literature reviews, generate and collect data, analyze data, and write and present their results via posters and/or oral presentations.
    Cross-listed: CHEM-401
  
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    BIOL 402 - Research II


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course will be a continuation of the research experiences students initiated in CHEM/BIOL 401.
    Cross-listed: CHEM-402
  
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    BIOL 403 - Research III


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course will be a continuation of the research experiences students initiated in CHEM/BIOL402.

    Cross-listed: CHEM-403
  
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    BIOL 416 - Microbial Genetics


    Credits: Four
    Prerequisite: BIOL 316
    Corequisite: BIOL 416L

    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 learn about the genetic mechanisms of microbial growth, the role that microbes play in human health and as human pathogens and agents of disease. Laboratory exercises will focus on two major independent research projects.
  
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    BIOL 416L - REQUIRED LAB - BIOL 416


    Credits: Zero
    Corequisite: BIOL 416

  
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    BIOL 418 - Applied Microbiology


    Credits: Four
    Prerequisite: BIOL-316
    Corequisite: BIOL-418L

    This course focuses on the role of microbes in ecology, environmental remediation and engineering, food safety and technology, industrial microbiology, pharmaceutical microbiology and agricultural biotechnology. In lab we will focus on one major research project in applied microbiology and we will take several field trips to local businesses that employ applied microbiology.
 

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