Aug 18, 2022  
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2015-2016 
    
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Course Descriptions


Note: See Catalog Addenda  as that information supersedes the published version of this catalog.

The course descriptions include all courses that are taught for academic credit at the university. They are arranged in alpha-numerical sequence by course subject code. At present, the majority of the 500-600 level courses are offered in the evening hours. Students should be aware that not all courses are offered in the evening or every semester.

Students who are only able to enroll in classes 4 pm or after should consult the appropriate department chairperson for information about the availability of evening sections of courses required in a specific major, concentration and/or minor. Students are urged to consult “Available Course Sections” through the InfoBear link each semester to determine when specific courses are offered.

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Art Studio

  
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    ARTS 370 - Ceramics II

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: ARTS 104 and ARTS 125 and ARTS 130 and ARTS 140 and ARTS 270; and either ARTH 103 or ARTH 104; or consent of instructor
    This course is an introduction to ceramic materials and techniques using the potter’s wheel, as well as decorating and firing. Six hours per week. Offered either semester. Additional fee required.

  
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    ARTS 371 - Ceramics III

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: ARTS 370 or consent of instructor
    Advanced projects will be undertaken in either hand building or wheel work under the direct supervision of a faculty member. Six hours per week. Offered either semester. Additional fee required.

  
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    ARTS 373 - Glass II

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: ARTS 104 and ARTS 125 and ARTS 130 and ARTS 140 and ARTS 273; and either ARTH 103 or ARTH 104; or consent of instructor
    This course further explores the aesthetic possibilities of glass using traditional and contemporary flat glass. Materials and techniques may include copper foil, lead came, sand blasting, fusing, slumping, enamels, frits and stringer. A 3D project will be required. Museum or gallery visits including a related written assignment are required. Six hours per week. Offered once each year. Additional fee required.

  
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    ARTS 376 - Typography

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: ARTS 361
    This course builds upon existing graphic design skills while looking at graphic design through the lens of typography. Students develop a heightened sensitivity toward typographic design through projects in information design, publication design, screen-based applications and motion graphics. Students also experience traditional letterpress printing and learn type classification and history. Six hours per week. Additional fee required.

  
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    ARTS 380 - Metal Design II

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: ARTS 104 and ARTS 125 and ARTS 130 and ARTS 140 and ARTS 280; and either ARTH 103 or ARTH 104; or consent of instructor
    Advanced problems and techniques will be undertaken. Six hours per week. Offered either semester. Additional fee required.

  
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    ARTS 381 - Metals III

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: ARTS 380 or consent of instructor
    The course focuses on specialized techniques for the design and creation of jewelry in precious metals and experimental construction techniques with these metals. Six hours per week. Offered either semester. Additional fee required.

  
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    ARTS 383 - Glass III

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: ARTS 373
    This course continues to explore the aesthetic possibilities of glass with greater emphasis on contemporary design and presentation. Museum or gallery visits including a related written assignment are required. Six hours per week. Additional fee required.

  
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    ARTS 390 - Fiber Arts II

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: ARTS 104 and ARTS 125 and ARTS 130 and ARTS 140 and ARTS 290; and either ARTH 103 or ARTH 104; or consent of instructor
    Students learn intermediate woven structures and double-weave on the floor loom and how to read a ‘draft’. Practical applications of woven structures will be applied in the creation of 2D and 3D objects using traditional and contemporary finishing techniques. Six hours per week. Additional fee required.

  
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    ARTS 392 - Methods and Materials for the Art Teacher

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: ARTS 104 and ARTS 125 and ARTS 130 and ARTS 140 and ARTS 260; and ARTH 103 or ARTH 104
    In this studio course, students work with the methods and materials used by PreK-12 visual art classroom teachers. Students practice creative pedagogical approaches in the university classroom and in area schools. Students focus on all the media that art teachers use and best practices for sharing them with students. Six hours per week. Offered fall semester. Additional fee required. (CWRM)

  
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    ARTS 402 - Art Studio Senior Seminar

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: Senior standing
    This course will involve the investigation and articulation of a topic of personal interest to each student, helping to establish models of critique and production that can be sustained beyond the program and in the profession. Students will begin the process by defining their intentions through an essay on concept, purpose and intent. Each student will work on self-directed projects, exploring conceptual ideas including short trial runs of techniques and strategies, on the path toward successful completion of a comprehensive body of work. This course may be repeated once for credit. Offered fall or spring semester.

  
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    ARTS 403 - Convergent Media Projects

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: ARTS 104 and ARTS 125 and ARTS 130 and ARTS 140; and either ARTH 103 or ARTH 104; and ARTS 204 or ARTS 205 or ARTS 301; or consent of instructor
    This advanced studio course cultivates and develops student’s unique interests in New Media Art. Students are required to generate independent or collaborative project proposals and carry them from writing to form. These proposals investigate the combinations of digital and tangible forms, such as digital three-dimensional modeling, animation, web, video and sound as applied to sculpture, crafts, live performance or installations. The course goal is to learn how to work critically, innovatively and in an interdisciplinary manner. This course may be repeated for credit. Six hours per week. Offered alternate semesters. Additional fee required. This course when taken concurrently with ARTS 404 will fulfill the Writing Designated in the Major (CWRM).

  
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    ARTS 404 - Studio Art Writing Designated in the Major

    (0 credit)
    Prerequisite: Must be taken concurrently with ARTS 325 or ARTS 403 or ARTS 416 or ARTS 430 or ARTS 440 or ARTS 450 or ARTS 460 or ARTS 470 or ARTS 473 or ARTS 480 or ARTS 490
    This course fulfills the Writing Designated in the Major requirement for studio art majors. Through a variety of writing experiences, students will hone their writing skills to a level appropriate for professional artist. Graded on a (P) Pass/(N) No Pass basis. (CWRM)

  
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    ARTS 415 - Global Studio Art Study Tour II

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor
    The study tour is offered to students with prior experience in the scheduled country. Students study a wide range of topics in studio art at culturally rich locations abroad. Preparatory class work is conducted on campus prior to travel, studio instruction is conducted while on the tour and assignments are completed upon return. This course may be repeated for a maximum of six credits. (CFPA; CGCL; CWRT)

  
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    ARTS 416 - Advanced Photography

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: ARTS 316
    The course studies photography at the advanced level. Emphasis is placed on technical, aesthetic and conceptual development for the creation of a professional portfolio. Students develop a self-directed thematic body of photography. Students learn large format camera skills including shooting, film scanning and printing. Topics covered also include digital and/or darkroom image manipulation, studio and location lighting, writing within the discipline and professional presentation of artwork. A manual film camera and/or professional digital camera and gray card are required. A tripod and handheld light meter are recommended. This course, when taken concurrently with ARTS 404, will fulfill the upper-level Writing Designated in the Major (CWRM) requirement. This course may be repeated three times for credit. Six hours per week. Offered either semester. Additional fee required. May be taken for graduate-level credit.

  
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    ARTS 418 - Advanced Topics in Photography

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: ARTS 217 or consent of instructor
    Topics of current or special interest in photography are offered at an advanced level. Special topics are announced prior to registration. This course may be repeated for different topics. Six hours per week. Offered either semester. Additional fee required. May be taken for graduate-level credit.

  
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    ARTS 430 - Advanced Painting

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: ARTS 330
    In this course, students will concentrate on personal perceptions and ideas in relation to the discipline and to contemporary trends, developing a body of work that articulates an inventive and conceptual approach to painting. Participation in an exhibition at the end of the semester is a requirement. The securing of the exhibition venue is the responsibility of the student. This course, when taken concurrently with ARTS 404, will fulfill the upper-level Writing Designated in the Major (CWRM) requirement. This course may be repeated twice for a maximum of nine credits. Six hours per week. Offered either semester. Additional fee required. May be taken for graduate-level credit.

  
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    ARTS 440 - Advanced Sculpture

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: ARTS 340 or consent of instructor
    Advanced projects will be undertaken in chosen concepts and media under the direct supervision of the instructor. This course, when taken concurrently with ARTS 404, will fulfill the upper-level Writing Designated in the Major (CWRM) requirement. This course may be repeated for additional credit to further develop skills and conceptual approaches. Six hours per week. Additional fee required. May be taken for graduate-level credit.

  
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    ARTS 447 - The Printed Book

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: ARTS 355
    Artwork will focus on narration as a theme for creating printed works. Suites, artist books, livre d’artistes, and graphic novels will be created using advanced techniques of relief, intaglio, silkscreen and/or lithography. Mixed media works will also be an option. Six hours per week. Offered every other year. Additional fee required.

  
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    ARTS 450 - Printmaking IV

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: ARTS 357 or consent of instructor
    Advanced projects will be undertaken in chosen media to include intaglio, silkscreen, lithography, and/or relief. This course is specifically designed to develop and refine a cohesive body of printed work applying each student’s own conceptual ideas. Students will also write an artist statement. This course, when taken concurrently with ARTS 404, will fulfill the upper-level Writing Designated in the Major (CWRM) requirement. Six hours per week. Offered either semester. Additional fee required. May be taken for graduate-level credit.

  
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    ARTS 460 - Advanced Graphics

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: ARTS 362
    This course examines the application of graphic design and its visual communication to the current problems and emphasizes the study and recognition of contemporary trends in design, color and visual images as viable means to projects assigned. Two- and three-dimensional areas are explored, as well as the use of multimedia techniques to project conceptual ideas. This course, when taken concurrently with ARTS 404, will fulfill the upper-level Writing Designated in the Major (CWRM) requirement. This course may be taken three times for credit. Six hours per week. Offered when needed by a number of students in upper levels. Additional fee required. May be taken for graduate-level credit.

  
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    ARTS 463 - Projects in Graphic Design

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: ARTS 361
    This course examines the application of graphic design and its visual communication to current problems, and emphasizes the study and recognition of contemporary trends in design, color and visual images as visible means. This course may be taken three times for different topics. Six hours per week. Additional fee required. May be taken for graduate-level credit.

  
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    ARTS 470 - Advanced Ceramics

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: ARTS 371 or consent of instructor
    Advanced projects will be undertaken in either hand-building or wheel work under direct supervision of a faculty member. This course, when taken concurrently with ARTS 404, will fulfill the upper-level Writing Designated in the Major (CWRM) requirement. This course may be taken three times for credit. Six hours per week. Offered either semester. Additional fee required. May be taken for graduate-level credit.

  
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    ARTS 473 - Glass IV

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: ARTS 373
    Advanced projects will be undertaken in chosen techniques. Museum or gallery visits including a related written assignment are required. Emphasis is on installation, scale, and non-glass inclusions. This course, when taken concurrently with ARTS 404, will fulfill the upper-level Writing Designated in the Major (CWRM) requirement. Six hours per week. Offered once each year. Additional fee required. May be taken for graduate-level credit.

  
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    ARTS 480 - Advanced Metals

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: ARTS 381 or consent of instructor
    Advanced projects will be undertaken in chosen media under direct supervision of a faculty member. This course, when taken concurrently with ARTS 404, will fulfill the upper-level Writing Designated in the Major (CWRM) requirement. This course may be taken three times. Six hours per week. Offered either semester. Additional fee required. May be taken for graduate-level credit.

  
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    ARTS 485 - Honors Thesis in Art

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: Open to Commonwealth and Departmental Honors students; ARTS 338 and consent of the Departmental Honors Committee
    One-hour weekly meetings with the thesis director will culminate in a thesis comprising both art works and a written corollary. With the consent of the Departmental Honors Committee and the thesis director, this course may be extended into a second semester for three additional credits depending upon the scope of the project. Whether the final version of the thesis qualifies the student to graduate with honors will be determined by the Departmental Honors Committee, who will review the results as presented by the student. This course may be taken twice for a maximum of six credits.

  
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    ARTS 490 - Advanced Weaving

    (3 credits)
    Advanced projects will be undertaken in chosen concepts and media under the direct supervision of the instructor. This course, when taken concurrently with ARTS 404, will fulfill the upper-level Writing Designated in the Major (CWRM) requirement. This course may be repeated for additional credit to further develop skills and conceptual approaches. Six hours per week. Additional fee required. May be taken for graduate-level credit.

  
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    ARTS 492 - Topics in Art

    (3 credits)
    Topics of limited or special interest in art education or studio art are offered. Specific topics are announced prior to registration. This course may be repeated for different topics. Offered either semester. May be taken for graduate-level credit.

  
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    ARTS 498 - Internship in Art

    (3-15 credits)
    Prerequisite: Consent of the department chairperson; formal application required
    This is a non-classroom experience designed for a limited number of junior and senior majors to complement their academic preparation. This course may be repeated for a maximum of 15 credits. Offered either semester.

  
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    ARTS 499 - Directed Study in Art

    (1-3 credits)
    Prerequisite: Consent of the department; formal application required
    Directed study is open to juniors and seniors who have demonstrated critical and analytical abilities in their studies and who wish to pursue a project independently. This course may be taken twice for a maximum of six credits. Offered either semester.

  
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    ARTS 501 - Art Studio Graduate Seminar

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor
    This course will involve the conceptual investigation and development of a topic/theme of personal interest to each graduate student. Students will begin by defining their thematic concepts through an essay on purpose and intent. It involves extensive scholarly research and experimentation, stressing self-exploration and independent work in an atmosphere of ongoing critical discussion involving social, political and artistic concerns. It is grounded in the assumption that each student arrives exceptionally motivated and committed to creating art. The students themselves give form and vitality to the working environment through their energy, diversity and interaction while working towards completion of a comprehensive body of work. This course may be repeated two times. Additional fee required.

  
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    ARTS 502 - Research

    (3 or 6 credits)
    Prerequisite: Consent of department; formal application required
    Original research is undertaken by the graduate student in their field. For details, consult the paragraph titled “Directed or Independent Study” in the “College of Graduate Studies” section of this catalog. This course may be repeated for a maximum of six credits.

  
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    ARTS 503 - Directed Study

    (1-3 credits)
    Prerequisite: Consent of department; formal application required
    Directed study is designed for the graduate student who desires to study selected topics in a specific field. For details, consult the paragraph titled “Independent Study” in the “College of Graduate Studies” section of this catalog. This course may be repeated for a maximum of six credits.

  
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    ARTS 516 - Graduate Photography

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: Six credits in photography or consent of instructor
    Students in the course practice photography at an advanced level. Students complete a substantial professional portfolio of photography artworks. Project assignments, objectives and requirements will be determined according to the individual student’s background and interests. The course may be repeated up to two times for nine credits. Six hours per week. Additional fee required.

  
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    ARTS 517 - Graduate Digital Photography

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: ARTS 104 and ARTS 216; or consent of instructor
    Students learn to take still pictures with a professional digital single lens reflex camera, to color manage the workflow and to make fine prints. Covered in the course are digital raw file processing, creative shooting, editing and image manipulation techniques using image-processing software. Students complete a substantial professional portfolio of photography artworks. Project assignments, objectives and requirements will be determined according to the individual student’s background and interests. This course may be repeated two times for nine credits. Six hours per week. Additional fee required.

  
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    ARTS 519 - Photo Lighting Techniques

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: ARTS 216 and ARTS 217: or consent of instructor
    In this course students learn a wide variety of studio and location lighting techniques for both fine art and commercial photography using both digital and analog approaches. Utilizing the lighting methods covered, students produce a portfolio of work that encompasses a wide range of subject matter and a self-directed thematic body of work. Assignments emphasize the use of light for personal expression and visual communication. Students must provide a film or digital camera with manual settings, a tripod, and a handheld strobe light meter. Six hours per week. Offered every third semester. Additional fee required.

  
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    ARTS 525 - Graduate Drawing

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: Six credits in drawing or consent of instructor
    Graduate level course work presumes an established level of proficiency in depicting the human figure as well as a comprehensive understanding of the full range of drawing materials and processes, to include mixed media. Course activities, as they often are combined with Drawing II, may frequently involve the human form as a starting point for expanded activity toward the development of a personal style. Nurturing a unique style that respects both ideational and/or observational concepts is a primary focus within this course. Every effort will be made to connect to style of drawing, past or present, as well as to luminaries within each (e.g., field trips, library research and, whenever possible, studio visits). This course may be repeated for up to three times for credit. Six hours per week. Offered either semester. Additional fee required.

  
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    ARTS 530 - Graduate Painting

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: Six credits in painting or consent of instructor
    In the classroom environment, students will move toward individual imagery development including exploration of new media and techniques as appropriate and supported by regular critiques by the instructor. This course may be repeated for up to three times for credit. Six hours per week. Offered either semester. Additional fee required.

  
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    ARTS 532 - Mixed Media

    (3 credits)
    The Mixed Media course enables the student to explore conceptual ideas through a wide range of both traditional and non-traditional materials expanding on the possibilities and versatility of painting and drawing beyond standard approaches. Students explore painting and drawing on alternative 3-D objects and non-canvas/paper surfaces, such as: glass, steel, wood, plastic and aluminum. The student researches contemporary critical art theories, develops a vocabulary that addresses and informs his/her work, and examines how media, ideas and composition relate specifically to nontraditional materials. Additional fee required. This course may be repeated twice.

  
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    ARTS 540 - Graduate Sculpture

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: Six credits in sculpture or consent of instructor
    A course designed to challenge the student’s grasp of the function and form and its expressive potential through the study of pure form and forms in nature. The materials used are clay, plaster, wood and metal. This course may be repeated up to three times credit. Six hours per week. Offered either semester. Additional fee required.

  
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    ARTS 550 - Graduate Printmaking

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: Six credits in printmaking or consent of instructor
    This is a course in printmaking for those with previous experience. Course objectives and requirements will be planned on the basis of the individual student’s interests and background. This course may be repeated up to three times for credit. Six hours per week. Offered either semester. Additional fee required.

  
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    ARTS 556 - Bookbinding and Book Arts

    (3 credits)
    This course is designed to introduce students to bookbinding. Various techniques will be demonstrated, including a case binding, adhesive book board binding and Coptic binding. As technical facility is mastered, studies will explore imagery, content and narrative structure to create one-of-a-kind artist’s books. Additional fee required.

  
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    ARTS 570 - Graduate Ceramics

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: Six credits in ceramics or consent of instructor
    Work in wheel-throwing, hand-building, sculptural ceramics, clay technology, glaze chemistry or studio management in an individualized program depending upon the student’s previous course work, abilities and interests is undertaken. This course may be repeated up to three times for credit. Six hours per week. Offered either semester. Additional fee required.

  
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    ARTS 573 - Graduate Glass

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: ARTS 473
    This is a course in glass for those with previous experience. Advanced projects will be undertaken in chosen techniques under direct supervision of a faculty member. This course may be repeated up to three times for credit. Six hours per week. Offered once each year. Additional fee required.

  
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    ARTS 580 - Graduate Metals

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: Six credits in metals or consent of instructor
    Work in surface embellishment, construction, casting and forming of non-ferrous metals is undertaken. Emphasis is on experimentation with new technology, materials and techniques. This course may be repeated up to three times for credit. Six hours per week. Offered either semester. Additional fee required.

  
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    ARTS 590 - Graduate Weaving

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: Six credits in weaving or consent of instructor
    Advanced work in fiber planned in accordance with the student’s prior course work and experience is undertaken. Emphasis given to thorough exploration of color, design and fiber selection in the execution of technically ambitious projects. Areas of study may include rug weaving, eight-harness double weaves, sculptural weaving and tapestry. This course may be repeated up to three times for credit. Six hours per week. Additional fee required.

  
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    ARTS 592 - Graduate Topics in Art

    (3 credits)
    Topics of limited or special interest will be offered to graduate students in art education or studio art. Specific topics will be announced prior to registration. This course may be repeated for different topics.


Athletic Training

  
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    ATTR 100 - Athletic Taping and Bracing

    (3 credits)
    Restriction: Open to athletic training majors only
    This course is designed for students who wish to apply to the Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP). Content will include basic athletic taping and bracing techniques commonly used to prevent athletic related injuries in the physically active population. Students will be educated on the variety of protective equipment that is utilized in athletic populations in addition to rehabilitative settings. Students will be expected to complete specific taping, bracing and padding techniques as well as equipment inspection, fitting and removal at a competent level prior to being accepted into the athletic training education program.

  
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    ATTR 112 - Sports First Aid

    (3 credits)
    This class is designed for individuals working with physically active people to provide instruction in, and application of, emergency first aid treatment for sports-related injuries and conditions. Guidelines for injury prevention will be discussed. Upon successful completion of this course students will be certified in CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, Standard First Aid and Bloodborne Pathogens in accordance with the requirements of the American Red Cross. Two hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory weekly.

  
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    ATTR 199 - First Year Seminar

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: Open to all freshmen with a writing placement score of 3 or above or a SAT score of 500 or above. Students with 24 or more transfer credits will have this requirement waived
    First Year Seminars (FYS) are writing-intensive topic courses that introduce students to academic thought, discourse and practices. FYS courses prepare and orient students toward productive and fulfilling college careers by actively engaging them in a specific academic area of interest. Students will improve their writing, reading, research and basic information and technology skills while learning to work both collaboratively and independently. These courses will fulfill the First Year Seminar requirement and may fulfill other requirements for the core curriculum. Each course may fulfill different requirements and topics may change each semester. Only one FYS course may be taken for credit. (CFYS)

  
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    ATTR 240 - Introduction to Athletic Training

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: PHED 100
    This course introduces the athletic training major into the field of athletic training including their role in providing sports injury management, taping and use of immobilization devices, basic injury evaluation and rehabilitation principles. Two hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory weekly.

  
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    ATTR 241 - Introduction to Clinical Experience in Athletic Training

    (2 credits)
    Prerequisite: Consent of the coordinator of the athletic training concentration
    This clinical class will introduce the athletic training student into the clinical aspect of the athletic training profession. Observational hours will focus on the traditional athletic training work environment and will be augmented with weekly seminars on issues necessary to become a successful athletic trainer.

  
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    ATTR 298 - Second Year Seminar (Speaking Intensive)

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: _ _ _ _ 199; Open to all sophomores and juniors who have completed ENGL 101, and the speaking skills requirement. Students with 54 or more transfer credits will have this requirement waived. Cannot be taken if _ _ _ _ 298 or _ _ _ _ 299 are taken for credit.
    Second Year Seminars (SYS) are speaking-intensive topic courses that build on the academic skills and habits introduced in the First Year Seminar. SYS courses engage students in a specific academic area of interest and provide them with the opportunity to reinforce, share and interpret knowledge. Students will improve their speaking, reading, research and basic information and technology skills while building the connections between scholarship and action that are required for lifelong learning. These courses will fulfill the Second Year Seminar requirement and may fulfill other requirements for the core curriculum. Each course may fulfill different requirements and topics may change each semester. Only one SYS course may be taken for credit. (CSYS)

  
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    ATTR 299 - Second Year Seminar (Writing Intensive)

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: _ _ _ _ 199; Open to all sophomores and juniors who have completed ENGL 101 and ENGL 102. Students with 54 or more transfer credits will have this requirement waived. Cannot be taken if _ _ _ _ 298 or _ _ _ _ 299 are taken for credit.
    Second Year Seminars (SYS) are writing-intensive topic courses that build on the academic skills and habits introduced in the First Year Seminar. SYS courses engage students in a specific academic area of interest and provide them with the opportunity to reinforce, share and interpret knowledge. Students will improve their writing, reading, research and basic information and technology skills while building the connections between scholarship and action that are required for lifelong learning. These courses will fulfill the Second Year Seminar requirement and may fulfill other requirements for the core curriculum. Each course may fulfill different requirements and topics may change each semester. Only one SYS course may be taken for credit. (CSYS)

  
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    ATTR 340 - Sports Injury Management – Lower Extremity

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: ATTR 240
    This course is an intensive study into the assessment techniques utilized in the evaluation of athletic injuries and illnesses occurring to the lower extremity. Students must be able to apply and demonstrate evaluative skills and knowledge of joint and muscular musculoskeletal anatomy related to the pathology and management of specific injuries and conditions associated with the lower extremity. Two hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory weekly.

  
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    ATTR 341 - Sports Injury Management – Upper Extremity

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: ATTR 340
    This course is an intensive study into the assessment techniques utilized in the evaluation of athletic injuries and illnesses occurring to the upper extremity and torso. Students must be able to apply and demonstrate evaluative skills and knowledge of joint and musculoskeletal anatomy related to the pathology and management of specific injuries and conditions associated with the upper extremity and torso. Two hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory weekly.

  
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    ATTR 342 - Level II Clinical Experience in Athletic Training

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: ATTR 241
    This clinical class will introduce the athletic training student to basic and intermediate skills and techniques in the athletic training profession. Through appropriate clinical rotations, students will learn clinical competencies under the direction of a certified athletic trainer. The experience will be augmented with regular seminars on issues and topics pertinent to the entry-level professional.

  
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    ATTR 343 - Level III Clinical Experience in Athletic Training

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: ATTR 342
    This clinical class will introduce the athletic training student into the clinical aspect of the athletic training profession. Observational hours will focus on the traditional athletic training work environment and will be augmented with weekly seminars of issues necessary to become a successful athletic trainer.

  
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    ATTR 368 - Medical Sign Language

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor
    This course is an introduction to sign language and vocabulary specific to the medical field and Deaf culture for medical professionals. It will be comprised of traditional in-class sign language acquisition and skill building. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to have basic sign language interactions with deaf patients of all age ranges including, but not limited to, asking about and answering common procedural questions, using finger spelling and learning specific approaches needed to interact successfully with deaf patients. Additionally, students will understand specific topics and concerns pertinent and foundational to Deaf culture that will assist them to understand the perspectives and needs for their deaf patients. Open to students dealing with clinical populations in medical settings. Offered spring semester.

  
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    ATTR 400 - Emergency Medical Technician Training

    (4 credits)
    Prerequisite: Restricted to Athletic Training majors or consent of instructor
    The primary focus of this course is to prepare the students to successfully pass the Massachusetts EMT Practical Skills Exam and The National Registry of EMT’s written cognitive exam. The successful candidate will be taught how to effectively care for sick, injured and critically ill/injured patients in accordance with the Massachusetts State Treatment Protocols. Additional components of the class include eight hours of required ambulance observation ride-a-longs or eight hours of observation time in the emergency room of a local hospital emergency department. An alternative to an ambulance red-along would be to spend eight hours with the BSU Police Department as they respond to EMS calls for assistance. Offered every semester.

  
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    ATTR 410 - Nutritional Concepts for Health Care Practitioners

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: ATTR 443 and ATTR 446
    This course presents an overview of the relationship between nutrition and exercise during training and competition. Students will learn and apply sports nutrition concepts such as energy metabolism, nutrient requirements, dietary assessment and recommendations, meal planning and weight management. In addition, research studies which suggest the evidence and the rationale for the current nutritional recommendations will be reviewed. Offered fall semester. (CWRM)

  
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    ATTR 442 - Therapeutic Exercise

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: ATTR 340
    This course is a comprehensive analysis of therapeutic exercise in a sports medicine environment. Topics discussed include the healing process and pathophysiology of a musculoskeletal injury, goals of rehabilitation, flexibility and strength training methods and protocol, aquatic therapy, pharmacological considerations, psychological considerations and specific rehabilitation techniques for the various body segments. Two hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory weekly. May be taken for graduate-level credit.

  
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    ATTR 443 - Pharmacology for the Physically Active

    (1 credit)
    Prerequisite: ATTR 340
    This course is designed to provide students with an overview of pharmacology and how it relates to the physically active individual. Therapeutic medications, supplements, performance-enhancing drugs and drug testing protocols will be discussed.

  
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    ATTR 446 - Medical Conditions and Disabilities of the Physically Active

    (2 credits)
    Prerequisite: ATTR 340
    This course will provide the knowledge, skills and values that an entry-level athletic trainer must possess to recognize, treat, and refer, when appropriate, general medical conditions and disabilities seen in athletes and others involved in physical activity. Students will learn about and apply various general medical principles and practices as they relate to physically active populations.

  
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    ATTR 450 - Therapeutic Modalities

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: ATTR 241
    This course will introduce the athletic training student to therapeutic modalities used in sports medicine. A one-hour lecture and two-hour laboratory will provide practical application of clinical skills including indications, contraindication and record keeping associated with patient care. May be taken for graduate-level credit.

  
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    ATTR 454 - Level IV Clinical Experience in Athletic Training

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: ATTR 343
    This clinical class will focus on the learning over time process of demonstrating competence in the cognitive, psychomotor and affective domains in athletic training. Under the direction of a certified athletic trainer, students will begin to demonstrate mastery of specified competencies. The experience will be augmented with regular seminars on issues and topics pertinent to the entry-level professional. May be taken for graduate-level credit.

  
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    ATTR 455 - Level V Clinical Experience in Athletic Training

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: ATTR 454
    This clinical class will culminate the learning over time process of demonstrating competence in the cognitive, psychomotor and affective domains in athletic training. The clinical experience will be enhanced with seminars pertinent to the entry-level professional. May be taken for graduate-level credit.

  
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    ATTR 460 - Psychosocial Intervention and Patient Care

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: ATTR 343
    This course aims to assist the practitioner with mastering competencies related to the psychosocial intervention and referral domain. Students will develop skills that will assist them to recognize, intervene, and refer when appropriate, patients exhibiting socio-cultural, mental, emotional and psychological behavioral problems/issues. Offered every year.

  
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    ATTR 490 - Administration of Athletic Training

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: ATTR 341
    This course is a study of various administrative topics confronting an athletic trainer in the management of a sports medicine facility including program management, human resource management, financial management, facility design and planning, informational management, insurance and legal considerations in sports medicine.

  
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    ATTR 499 - Directed Study in Athletic Training

    (1-3 credits)
    Prerequisite: Consent of department; formal application required
    Directed study is open to all juniors and seniors who have demonstrated critical and analytical abilities in their studies and who wish to pursue a project independently. This course may be taken twice for a maximum of six credits.

  
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    ATTR 501 - Athletic Training Project

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: Matriculation in the MS in Athletic Training and consent of instructor
    Students will plan and implement an athletic training research or clinical based project. The project will culminate with an oral defense to the project committee. Topics must be relevant to the student’s program of study, or have the potential to make a positive contribution to the athletic training discipline, or to facilitate the development or improvement of a program.

  
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    ATTR 502 - Research

    (3 or 6 credits)
    Prerequisite: Consent of the department; formal application required
    Original research is undertaken by the graduate student in their field. For details, consult the paragraph titled “Directed or Independent Study” in the “College of Graduate Studies” section of this catalog. This course may be repeated for a maximum of six credits.

  
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    ATTR 503 - Directed Study

    (1-3 credits)
    Prerequisite: Consent of the department chairperson; formal application required
    Directed study is designed for the graduate student who desires to study selected topics in a specific field. For details, consult the paragraph titled “Directed or Independent Study” in the “College of Graduate Studies” section of this catalog. This course may be repeated for a maximum of six credits.

  
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    ATTR 510 - Sports Nutrition Concepts

    (3 credits)
    This course presents an overview of the relationship between nutrition and exercise during training and competition. Students will learn and apply sports nutrition concepts such as energy metabolism, nutrient requirements, dietary assessment and recommendations, meal planning, and weight management. In addition, research studies that suggest the evidence and rationale for the current nutritional recommendations will be reviewed.

  
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    ATTR 511 - Research Methods in Physical Education

    (3 credits) Cross Listed with PHED 511
    This course will develop competencies needed to both produce and consume research in physical education and allied areas. In the development of a research proposal, students will gain an understanding of such research techniques as problem formulation, literature review, sampling, hypothesis construction, research design, instrumentation and data analysis. Offered fall semester.

  
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    ATTR 540 - Management of Lower Extremity Conditions

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Athletic Training Program
    The course will focus on a critical analysis of sport-related injuries and conditions that may affect the lower extremity in physically active individuals. The application of joint and musculoskeletal anatomy will be utilized to assess the various joints and body regions of the lower extremity to determine the appropriate management of these sport-related conditions. Two hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory weekly.

  
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    ATTR 541 - Management of Upper Extremity and Torso Conditions

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: ATTR 540
    The course will focus on a critical analysis of sport-related injuries and conditions that may affect the upper extremity and torso in physically active individuals. The application of joint and musculoskeletal anatomy will be utilized to assess the various joints and body regions of the upper extremity and torso to determine the appropriate management of these sport-related conditions. Two hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory weekly.

  
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    ATTR 542 - Therapeutic Exercise

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Athletic Training Program
    This course is a comprehensive analysis of therapeutic exercise in a sports medicine environment. Topics discussed include the healing process and pathophysiology of a musculoskeletal injury, goals of rehabilitation, flexibility and strength-training methods and protocol, aquatic therapy, pharmacological considerations during rehabilitation, psychological considerations and specific rehabilitation techniques for the various body segments. Two hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory weekly.

  
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    ATTR 543 - Pharmacology for the Physically Active

    (1 credit)
    This course is designed to provide the student with an overview of pharmacology and how it relates to the physically active individual. Therapeutic medications, supplements, performance enhancing drugs and drug testing protocols will be discussed.

  
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    ATTR 546 - Medical Conditions of the Physically Active

    (2 credits)
    This course will provide the knowledge, skills, and values that an entry-level athletic trainer must possess to recognize, treat and refer, when appropriate, general medical conditions and disabilities seen in athletes and others involved in physical activity.

  
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    ATTR 548 - Applied Biomechanics and Movement Analysis

    (3 credits) Cross Listed with PHED 546
    This course provides students with a knowledge and understanding of the mechanical concepts underlying performance of motor skills. Focus is on analytic techniques, which allow students to analyze skills and effectively consume complex skill analyses conducted by others. Offered fall semester, alternate years.

  
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    ATTR 550 - Therapeutic Modalities

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Athletic Training Program
    This course will focus on the relationship of the electromagnetic and acoustic spectra, the principles of electricity, and nonmechanical modalities in the treatment of sports-related injuries and conditions. A two-hour lecture and two hour laboratory session will provide an opportunity for students to learn the indications, contraindications, application protocols and record keeping associated with patient care.

  
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    ATTR 560 - Psychosocial Intervention and Patient Care

    (3 credits)
    The goal of this course is to assist the practitioner in mastering competencies related to the psychosocial intervention and referral domain. Students will develop skills and gain knowledge that will assist them to recognize, intervene, and refer, when appropriate, patients exhibiting socio-cultural, mental, emotional, psychological and behavioral disorders and concerns.

  
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    ATTR 561 - Level I Clinical Experience in Athletic Training

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: Consent of Athletic Training Program Director
    This clinical class will introduce the athletic training student to the clinical aspect of the athletic training profession. Observational hours will focus on the traditional athletic training work environment and will be augmented with an intensive seminar on basic practices necessary to become a successful athletic trainer.

  
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    ATTR 562 - Level II Clinical Experience in Athletic Training

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: ATTR 561
    This clinical class will introduce the athletic training student to basic and intermediate skills and techniques used in the athletic training profession. Through appropriate clinical rotations, students will learn competencies under the direction of a certified athletic trainer. The experience will be augmented with regular seminars on issues and topics pertinent to the entry- level professional.

  
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    ATTR 563 - Level III Clinical Experience in Athletic Training

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: ATTR 562
    This clinical class will introduce the athletic training student to intermediate and advanced skills and techniques used in the athletic training profession. Through appropriate clinical rotations, students will learn clinical competencies under the direction of a certified athletic trainer. The experience will be augmented with regular seminars on issues and topics pertinent to the entry-level professional.

  
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    ATTR 564 - Level IV Clinical Experience in Athletic Training

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: ATTR 563
    This clinical class will focus on the learning over time process of demonstrating competence in the cognitive, psychomotor and affective domains in athletic training. Under the direction of a certified athletic trainer, students will begin to demonstrate mastery of specific competencies. The experience will be augmented with regular seminars on issues and topics pertinent to the entry-level professional.

  
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    ATTR 565 - Level V Clinical Experience in Athletic Training

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: ATTR 564
    This clinical class will culminate the learning over time process of demonstrating competence in the cognitive, psychomotor and affective domains in athletic training. The clinical experience will be enhanced with seminars pertinent to the entry-level professional.

  
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    ATTR 568 - Medical Sign Language

    (3 credits)
    This course is an introduction to sign language and vocabulary specific to the medical field and Deaf culture for medical professionals. It will be comprised of traditional in-class sign language acquisition and skill building. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to have basic sign language interactions with Deaf patients of all age ranges including, but not limited to, asking about and answering common procedural questions, using finger spelling and learning specific approaches needed to interact successfully with Deaf patients. Additionally, students will understand specific topics and concerns pertinent and foundational to Deaf culture that will assist them to understand the perspectives and needs of their Deaf patients.

  
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    ATTR 590 - Administration in Athletic Training

    (3 credits)
    This course is a study of various topics involved in the management of an athletic training facility including program management, human resource management, financial management, facility design and planning, informational management, public relations, insurance and legal considerations in athletic training. Standards and practices of the athletic training professional will also be discussed. These experiences are developed through lectures, demonstrations and discussions with professionals in the field including athletic trainers, physicians, physician assistants and lawyers. Offered alternate years.


Aviation Science

  
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    AVSC 100 - Private Pilot Flight

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: AVSC 105 which may be taken concurrently
    This course consists of flight instruction and ground tutoring, aircraft systems, flight planning, solo and cross-country flight, flight maneuvers, VFR navigation, introduction to night flight and emergency operations. The Private Pilot Flight course prepares the student for the FAA Private Pilot Certificate.

  
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    AVSC 105 - Private Pilot Ground School

    (6 credits)
    Topics include basic performance and aerodynamics of the airplane, airplane structure and systems, flight control and instruments, weight and balance, airports, communications, air traffic control, meteorology and Federal Aviation Regulations. Aeronautical charts, airspace, radio navigation including VOR, DME, ADF, radar and transponders A.I.M. are considered, as well as use of the flight computer, cross-country flight planning and medical factors of flight. Students who meet Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements will be qualified to take the FAA written examination. Offered either semester.

  
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    AVSC 107 - Primary Flight I

    (2 credits)
    Corequisite: AVSC 110
    This course provides the fundamental techniques and knowledge for aircraft control and a foundation in airmanship. Aircraft and flight training devices are implemented during this course. The student is expected to perform solo operations as pilot in command. At the end of this course, the student will have completed the initial solo flight and post solo stage check. Additional fee required.

  
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    AVSC 108 - Primary Flight II

    (1 credit)
    Prerequisite: AVSC 107
    This course provides the fundamental knowledge required for the student to successfully learn the maneuvers and procedures for pre-solo flight, dual and solo flight, local operations and introduction to VFR cross-country. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will meet the requirements to take the FAA practical test for certification as a private pilot with an airplane single engine land rating. Additional fee required.

  
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    AVSC 110 - Aviation Science I

    (3 credits)
    During this course the student will be introduced to the aviation environment including pilot training, aviation opportunities, aeronautical decision making, and single-pilot resource management. The student will become familiar with airplane systems and aerodynamic principles. The student also will obtain a basic knowledge of safety of flight, airports, aeronautical charts, airspace radio communications and air traffic control (ATC) light signals, and air traffic control services, including the use of radar. In addition, the student will learn radio procedures and methods for obtaining flight information.

  
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    AVSC 111 - Aviation Science II

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: AVSC 110
    This course is an introduction to the post-solo phase of flight, including Federal Aviation Regulations (FARS) pertaining to the private pilot, basic weather and weather chart interpretation, cross-country flight planning and navigation, and flight physiology. The student is prepared to take the FAA private pilot knowledge test upon successful completion of this course.

  
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    AVSC 135 - Freshman Honors Colloquium

    (1 credit)
    Prerequisite: Open to Commonwealth Honors students and to others at the discretion of the instructor
    Freshman Honors Colloquia in aviation allow exceptionally able students to explore a challenging topic in small classes under close faculty supervision. Colloquia meet once a week for 50 minutes and culminate in a paper or scientific project, which provides the major part of the grade. Topics vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits.

  
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    AVSC 136 - Freshman Honors Colloquium

    (1 credit)
    Prerequisite: Open to Commonwealth Honors students and to others at the discretion of the instructor
    Freshman Honors Colloquia in aviation allow exceptionally able students to explore a challenging topic in small classes under close faculty supervision. Colloquia meet once a week for 50 minutes and culminate in a paper or scientific project, which provides the major part of the grade. Topics vary from semester to semester. This course may be repeated for a maximum of six credits.

  
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    AVSC 180 - Aerodynamics and Aircraft Performance

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: PHYS 181
    The student will learn to use flight information and cues, and environmental information and cues to develop and maintain a faithful cognitive model of the flight situation (situation awareness) as a basis for pilot judgment and pilot action. The student will gain understanding of aircraft flight behavior, both large scale and micro-scale weather dynamics especially as they impact the flight situation, and gain insight into and confidence in his or her developing competence as a pilot, in preparation for more advanced study. Offered spring semester.

  
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    AVSC 199 - First Year Seminar

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: Open to all freshmen with a writing placement score of 3 or above or a SAT score of 500 or above or who have completed ENGL 101. Students with 24 or more transfer credits will have this requirement waived.
    First Year Seminars (FYS) are writing-intensive topic courses that introduce students to academic thought, discourse and practices. FYS courses prepare and orient students toward productive and fulfilling college careers by actively engaging them in a specific academic area of interest. Students will improve their writing, reading, research and basic information and technology skills while learning to work both collaboratively and independently. These courses will fulfill the First Year Seminar requirement and may fulfill other requirements for the core curriculum. Each course may fulfill different requirements and topics may change each semester. Only one FYS course may be taken for credit. (CFYS)

  
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    AVSC 200 - Instrument Flight

    (4 credits)
    Prerequisite: AVSC 108 and AVSC 111
    This course is a review and practice of basic, advanced and precision flight maneuvers and concentrated instrument flight instruction including IFR navigation. Emphasis is placed on aircraft control, IFR flight planning, departure, enroute, holding and arrival procedures, instrument approaches, IFR procedures and regulations. Additional fees required.

 

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