EXCEL Course Descriptions

(Alphabetized by discipline and listed with 2013-2014 catalog page numbers)

ACCOUNTING                                                                                                             Page 193

ACCT 213 PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING (3 Hours)
An introductory study of accounting with emphasis on the accounting cycle, accounting terminology, the collection of accounting data, the recording of data into the accounting system, and the preparation and interpretation of basic financial statements. Topics include accounting for transactions of service and merchandising enterprises, internal control, ethics, common adjusting entries, and application of generally accepted accounting principles as applied to receivables, inventory, productive assets, and liabilities.

ACCT 223 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING (3 Hours)
A study of corporate accounting, job order, process cost, and standard accounting systems, this course includes corporate financial statements, bond liabilities, investments, statement of cash flows, and decision making topics such as variable (direct) costing, break even analysis, EOQ method, budgeting, and financial statement analysis. Prerequisite: ACCT 213

ART                                                                                                                            Page 194

ARTS 153 ARTAPPRECIATION (3 Hours)
A survey of art from earliest times to the present era, designed to develop an understanding and appreciation of the role of art in the life of man.

BIOLOGY                                                                                                                     Pages 195-196

BIOL 101 INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGY LABORATORY (1 Hour)

This laboratory is co-requisite to BIOL 103 Introduction to Biology. This lab may be taken for credit apart from BIOL 103 only with the written consent of the instructor and the student’s advisor. Labs will meet for two hours per week for one credit hour.

 

BIOL 103 INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGY (3 Hours)

An introduction to biology with emphasis directed toward an understanding of the basic characteristics, processes, and activities of living organisms. Evolutionary theories and controversies will be discussed. Co-requisite: BIOL 101 Introduction to Biology Laboratory.

BIOL 111 GENERAL BIOLOGY I LABORATORY (1 Hour)

This laboratory is co-requisite to BIOL 113 General Biology I. This lab may be taken for credit apart from BIOL 113 only with the written consent of the instructor and the student’s advisor. Labs will meet for two hours per week for one credit hour.

 

BIOL 113 GENERAL BIOLOGY I (3 Hours)

An introduction to the taxonomy of animals, as well as the genetics, biochemistry, and cell biology of living systems. Evolutionary theories and controversies will be discussed. Co-requisite: BIOL 111 General Biology I Laboratory.

BIOL 121 GENERAL BIOLOGY II LABORATORY (1 hour)

This laboratory is co-requisite to BIOL 123 General Biology II. This lab may be taken for credit apart from BIOL 123 only with the written consent of the instructor and the student’s advisor. Labs will meet for two hours per week for one credit hour.

 

 

BIOL 123 GENERAL BIOLOGY II (3 Hours)

An introduction to the morphology, taxonomy, and physiology of plants, as well as animal anatomy and physiology and the ecological interactions of living systems Co-requisite: BIOL 121 General Biology II Laboratory.

 

BIOL 211 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I LABORATORY (1 Hour)

This laboratory is co-requisite to BIOL 213 Anatomy and Physiology I. This lab may be taken for credit apart from BIOL 213 only with the written consent of the instructor and the student’s advisor. Labs will meet for two hours per week for one credit hour.

BIOL 213 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I (3 Hours)

A study of the structure and function of the human body, including cells; tissues; integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems; and special senses. Prerequisite: BIOL 101 and 103 or BIOL 111 and 113, or high school Advanced Biology or Anatomy and Physiology with a grade of C or better. Co-requisite:

BIOL 211 Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory.

 

BIOL 221 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II LABORATORY (1 Hour)

This laboratory is co-requisite to BIOL 223 Anatomy and Physiology II. This lab may be taken for credit apart from BIOL 223 only with the written consent of the instructor and the student’s advisor. Labs will meet for two hours per week for one credit hour.

 

BIOL 223 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II (3 Hours)

A study of the structure and function of the human body, including the circulatory, digestive, respiratory, urinary, reproductive, and endocrine systems. Prerequisites: BIOL 211 and 213. Co-requisite: BIOL 221 Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory.

 

CHEMISTRY                                                                                                                Pages 200-201

 

CHEM 111 INTRODUCTION TO CHEMISTRY LABORATORY (1 Hour)

This laboratory is co-requisite to CHEM 113 Introduction to Chemistry. This lab may be taken for credit apart from CHEM 113 only with the written consent of the instructor and the student’s advisor. Labs will meet for two hours per week for one credit hour.

 

CHEM 113 INTRODUCTION TO CHEMISTRY (3 Hours)

This is a one-semester survey of chemistry designed to meet the minimum requirements for general education and required for exercise science majors. This course would also be helpful for students who plan to take more advanced chemistry but who have not had any chemistry in high school. It does not apply toward the satisfaction of any requirements for a major or minor in chemistry, but it does satisfy the general education requirement for physical science. Prerequisite: MATH 133 College Algebra

or two years of high school algebra. Co-requisite: CHEM 111 Introduction to Chemistry Laboratory

 

CHEM 132L/132P GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY/PROBLEM SOLVING (2 Hours)

This laboratory is co-requisite to CHEM 133 General Chemistry I. This lab may be taken for credit apart from CHEM 133 only with the written consent of the instructor and the student’s advisor. Labs will meet for four hours per week for two credit hours. The first hour of the laboratory class will involve a problem solving session.

 

CHEM 133 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (3 Hours)

A study of the basic laws and theories of chemistry, with emphasis on structure, bonding, and periodic relationships of the elements. This course is designed for those who plan further study in chemistry. The class consists of lectures and laboratory work. Prerequisites: MATH 154 or at least one and a half years of high school Algebra and CHEM 113 or one year of high school Chemistry. Co-requisite: CHEM 132 General Chemistry I Laboratory.

 

 

 

 

CHEM 142L/142P GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY/PROBLEM SOLVING (2 Hours)

This laboratory is co-requisite to CHEM 143 General Chemistry II. This lab may be taken for credit apart from CHEM 143 only with the written consent of the instructor and the student’s advisor. Labs will meet for four hours per week for two credit hours. The first hour of the laboratory class will involve a problem

solving session.

 

CHEM 143 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II

This is a continuation of CHEM 133, and includes the study of chemical kinetics, ionic equilibria, electrochemistry, thermodynamics, nuclear chemistry and some special topics of current interest. Prerequisites: CHEM 132 and 133. Prerequisite/co-requisite: MATH 164. Co-requisite: CHEM 142 General Chemistry II Laboratory.

 

COMMUNICATIONS                                                                                                     Page 203

 

COMM 103 SPEECH COMMUNICATIONS (3 Hours)

This course introduces students to public speaking theory and provides several opportunities to gain practical experience in the art of oral communication. Students will study, identify, and practice the following topics: the nature of communication, controlling nervousness and self-concept audience analysis and listening, topic research, organization, outlining, and nonverbal communication. By incorporating these theories and lessons into their speeches students will learn to successfully inform and persuade their audiences.

 

COMPUTER INFORMATION                                                                            Page 194 and 231

 

BCIS 103 SURVEY OF COMPUTING (3 Hours)

This course is an introductory survey of the field of computing, with emphasis on personal computing, and the Microsoft Windows environment. Students are introduced to a wide range of computer topics, with the purpose of giving them an elementary understanding of computers as they impact everyday

life. Topics include computers and their uses, the Internet, computer hardware and architecture, input/output devices, storage concepts, and other relevant subject matter. Hands on instruction is provided to train students in the use of Microsoft Office software suite.

ITBU 203 INTRODUCTION TO APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT (3 Hours)

This course is an introduction to application development using modern developer tools. Topics include foundations of the computing discipline, introduction to an current Object Oriented Language, and project-based learning in various current application areas.

           

EDUCATION                                                                                                                Page 211

 

            EDCL 211 TEACHING FIELD EXPERIENCE I (1 Hour)

This 30 clock-hour field experience should be completed within the grade levels of the certification being sought. Students will begin to develop an experiential foundation through a combination of classroom observations, dialogue with practicing teachers, working with children as tutors or in small groups, etc. Students will successfully create and present a minimum of one lesson to K-12 students under the supervision of the K-12 classroom teacher and the university supervisor. The field location will be assigned by the Director of Field Experiences in order to insure the quality of field experiences in diverse settings

 

ENGLISH                                                                                                                     Page 220

 

ENGL 113 ENGLISH COMPOSITION I (3 Hours)

Students will develop skills in writing prose acceptable in academics and in the professions, with emphasis on grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, paragraph development, the writing process, and patterns of essay development. Various selections from expository and imaginative writing will serve as models and as sources for composition topics. Prerequisite: ENGL 103 (grade of C or better), ACT English score of 18,

or passed proficiency test.

 

ENGL 123 ENGLISH COMPOSITION II (3 Hours)

This course furthers the work of ENGL 113, requiring students to use critical reading and thinking skills, the writing process, and rhetorical skills in both expository and argumentative writing. A major course project includes an introduction to library skills and the appropriate use of academic sources and academic prose culminating in a documented research essay. Prerequisite: ENGL

113, ACT English score of 28, or passed proficiency test.

 

 

 

ENGL 203 WORLD LITERARY TYPES (3 Hours)

This survey of world masterpieces includes major writers and literary movements from world creation texts to the present. Course content includes selections from short stories, novels, poetry, drama, and nonfiction. Models used for textual analysis include Christian and other literary types. This course fulfills the

baccalaureate degree requirement in literature, and is prerequisite

for all literature courses except ENGL 243.

 

HISTORY/POLITICAL SCIENCE                                                                                  Page 227

 

HIST 113 WESTERN CIVILIZATION I (3 Hours)

A survey of the history of the Western world, particularly Europe, from its origins in Egypt and Southwest Asia to about 1660. The course covers classical Egypt, the Ancient Near East, the Biblical Hebrews, classical Greece, Hellenism, the Roman Republic and Empire, the rise of Christianity, the Byzantine Empire, the three stages of the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Reformations, and early-modern Europe.

 

HIST 123 WESTERN CIVILIZATION II (3 Hours)

A survey of the history of the European world from about 1660 to the present. The course covers the economic revolutions, the Age of Absolutism, the Enlightenment, the French and Industrial Revolutions, the political and social changes of the 19th century, World Wars I and II and the period between them, the Cold War, and the present age.

 

HIST 213 UNITED STATES HISTORY I (3 Hours)

A survey of United States history from the beginning of white settlement of North America to 1865. The course covers the colonial, Revolutionary War, and early national periods, national growth, the slavery controversy, and the Civil War.

 

HIST 223 UNITED STATES HISTORY II (3 Hours)

A survey of United States history from 1865 to the present. The course covers Reconstruction, the Gilded Age, the Progressive Era, World War I, the 1920’s, the Great Depression, World War II, the Cold War, the Vietnam War era, and recent America.

 

HIST 233 AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY (3 Hours)

Examination of the factors influencing the formation and execution of United States foreign policy and of specific contemporary foreign policies and problems. The course will focus on the policies through which the United States attempts to maintain satisfactory economic, political, and social relationships with other countries. Global interdependency will be investigated. Prerequisites: POLS 113 and HIST 223 or consent of instructor. This course does not satisfy the U.S. government requirement for teacher certification.

 

HIPO 233 AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY (3 Hours)                                         Page 226

This course examines the factors influencing the formation and execution of United States foreign policy and of specific contemporary foreign policies and problems. The course will maintain satisfactory economic, political, and social relationship with other countries. Global interdependency will be investigated. Prerequisites: POLS 113 and HIST 223, or consent of instructor. This course does not satisfy the U.S. government requirements of r teacher certification.

 

POLS 113 FEDERAL GOVERNMENT (3 Hours)                                                            Page 247

A basic course dealing with the organization, principles, and administration of our federal government.

 

MATHEMATICS                                                                                                           Page 235

 

MATH 133 COLLEGE ALGEBRA (3 Hours)

This course is a detailed study of functions and their graphs. Graphing calculators are used extensively. Topics covered include linear and quadratic equations, inequalities, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic equations, and systems of equations. Prerequisites: High school plane geometry and two years of high school algebra and an ACT Math score of 19 or higher, MATH 113, or a satisfactory score on a mathematics placement test.

 

MATH 143 COLLEGE TRIGONOMETRY (3 Hours)

College Trigonometry is the study of trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions. Topics covered include the definitions and graphs of the trigonometric functions, the solutions of triangles, trigonometric identities and equation, and complex number applications. Prerequisites: Two years of high school algebra, MATH 133, and consent of instructor.

 

MATH 154 PRECALCULUS (4 Hours)

This is a detailed study of various algebraic and trigonometric functions and their graphs, which prepares a student for the study of calculus. A graphing calculator is used extensively in this course. The major areas of study are linear, quadratic, polynomial, and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, inverse and composite functions, the trigonometric functions, solutions of triangles, trigonometric equations, and systems of equations. Prerequisite: MATH 133 or two years of high school algebra and satisfactory score on mathematics placement test.

 

MATH 164 CALCULUS I (4 Hours)

This is the first course in the three semester calculus with analytical geometry sequence. It covers limits, differentiation, and integration of basic algebraic and trigonometric functions and their applications, such as maxima and minima, areas, volumes, and lengths of curves. A graphing calculator is used extensively in this course. Prerequisites: MATH 154 or both MATH 133 and MATH 143.

 

 

MATH 243 PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS (3 Hours)

This course includes descriptive and inferential statistics, data summarization methods, concepts of probability theory, random variables and their mathematic expectations, discrete and continuous probability distributions, sampling theory, confidence intervals, tests of hypotheses, and simple linear regression. Prerequisite: MATH 133.

 

 

MUSIC                                                                                                                         Pages 244-245

 

MUTH 111 SIGHT SINGING/EAR TRAINING I

Intensive training to develop music reading and related aural skills through sight singing, dictation, and assigned listening. Two class meetings per week in addition to laboratory assignments.

Must be taken concurrently with MUTH 113 Theory I.

 

MUTH 113 THEORY I

Intensive study of interval, keys, melodic structure, initial two-voice contrapuntal writing, and melodic cadential figures. Prepares the student for further theoretical study. Taken

concurrently with MUTH 111.

 

MUHL 153 APPRECIATION OF MUSIC (3 Hours)

An introduction to the great masterpieces of music literature and their composers. Emphasis on the style characteristics of each of the historical periods.

 

 

 

PHYSICS                                                                                                                     Page 247

 

PHYS 131 COLLEGE PHYSICS I LABORATORY (1 Hour)

The laboratory co-requisite for PHYS 133, an algebra-based survey of physics, this course experimentally investigates kinematics, Newton’s laws, rotational motion, conservation of momentum and energy, and principles of thermodynamics. This laboratory may be taken for credit apart from PHYS 133 College

Physics I only with the consent of the instructor and the student’s advisor. Prerequisite: MATH 133 College Algebra. Co-requisite: PHYS 133 College Physics I.

 

PHYS 133 COLLEGE PHYSICS I (3 Hours)

An algebra-based survey of physics, this course investigates kinematics, Newton’s laws, rotational motion, conservation of momentum and energy, and principles of thermodynamics. Prerequisite: MATH 133 College Algebra. Co-requisite: PHYS 131 College Physics I Laboratory

 

 

PSYCHOLOGY                                                                                                             Page 249

 

PSYC 133 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (3 Hours)

This is the introductory course to the study of psychology, which is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. General Psychology provides a strong foundation in theory, research, and application of psychology. It is intended to introduce students from all majors to the breadth and depth of psychology

by examining the major subdisciplines in the field including: research methods, physiology, human development, cognition, motivation, emotion, learning and intelligence, sensation and perception, sleep, health, stress and coping, social relationships, personality, psychological disorders, and therapy.

 

SPANISH                                                                                                                     Page 256

SPAN 114 ELEMENTARY SPANISH I (4 Hours)

A beginning course emphasizing pronunciation, grammar, simple reading, and conversation with the goal of knowledge of basic linguistic structures and vocabulary.

SPAN 124 ELEMENTARY SPANISH II (4 Hours)

A continuing course emphasizing pronunciation, grammar, simple reading and conversation with the goal of knowledge of basic linguistic structures and vocabulary. Prerequisite: SPAN 114 or test.

SPAN 213 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I (3 Hours)

A course strengthening and reinforcing grammar with the purpose of increasing vocabulary and fluency through composition, conversation, and literature. Prerequisite: SPAN 124 or test.

SPAN 223 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II (3 Hours)

A continuing course strengthening and reinforcing grammar with the purpose of increasing vocabulary and fluency through composition, conversation, and literature. Prerequisite: SPAN 213 or test.