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English Literature

0218 - Intro to Literature & the Environment

An introduction to some of the ways nature and the environment have been represented in poetry, fiction, film, and essays.  Students will read some of the major literary statements about the environment by such writers as Alto Leopold, John Muri, Henry David Thoreau, William and Dorothy Wordsworth and others.  The course will also look at nature writing as an exploration of religious, ethical, aesthetic, and other human concerns not obviously related to the non-human world.

Prerequisites:  None
Frequency of offering:  Fall Term - Odd Years
Credits:  3

0617 - CHANGING FAMILIES

The course will explore varying literary representations of unconventional families including families made by adoption, foster families resulting from migration, multiracial families, and families involving gay, lesbian or transgender parents or children.  Considering different points of view, it will examine plots involving search for family, search for identity, construction of family, loss, conflict, poverty, prejudice, and reconciliation.  The course will explore how these works portray and relate to changing attitudes and will train students in close reading and critical analysis of texts.
Prerequisites:  None
Frequency of offering:  Spring term - even years
Credits:  3

ENGLIT 0315 - Reading Poetry

An introductory course which involves the study of poetry from both analytical and aesthetic perspectives. Poems studied in the class are explained and critically interpreted.
(Meets UPT Literature Requirement)
Prerequisite: None
Frequency of offering: annually – fall term
Credits: 3

ENGLIT 0325 - Short Story in Context

Studies the short story as a specific literary genre.
(Meets UPT Literature Requirement)
Prerequiste: None
Frequency of offering: annually – fall term
Credits: 3

ENGLIT 0370 - Literature and Ideas

Introduces students to a variety of literary styles and themes. Even though reading selections vary from section to section, all students explore how great works of literature speak to readers of different eras and cultures.
(Meets UPT Literature Requirement)
Prerequisite: None
Frequency of offering: annually – fall term
Credits: 3

ENGLIT 0570 - American Traditions in Literature

A survey of American literature from the 1620s to the present with special emphasis on the 19th century.
(Meets UPT Literature Requirement)
Prerequisite: None.
Frequency of offering: even years – spring term
Credits: 3

ENGLIT 0580 - Introduction to Shakespeare

An introduction to the writing of Shakespeare as well as the social and theatrical context in which he wrote. Emphasizes dramatic structure, thematic continuities, image patterns, and language innovations.
(Meets UPT Literature Requirement)
Prerequisite: None.
Frequency of offering: odd years – spring term
Credits: 3

ENGLIT 0625 - Detective Fiction

Focuses primarily on American detective fiction of the "hard-boiled" school. Particular emphasis is given to the relationship between detective fiction and the social forces out of which it emerges. Contemporary and historical fiction are included, as are male and female writers. As in all introductory literature courses, attention is given to basic literary vocabulary and concepts.
(Meets UPT Literature Requirement)
Prerequisite: None.
Frequency of offering: odd years – spring term
Credits: 3

ENGLIT 1647 - Literature for Adolescents

This course will read classics as well as modern works written specifically for an adolescent audience. We will also read and discuss sociological and psychological constructions of adolescents and books on pedagogy.
(Meets UPT Literature Requirement)
Prerequisite: None.
Frequency of offering: even years – spring term
Credits: 3

Religious Studies

0455 - INTRODUCTION TO ISLAMIC CIVILIZATION

This course aims to introduce students to Islamic and Middle Eastern History from the time of the Prophet (ca. 600 C.E.) to the Iranian Revolution in 1979.  We will proceed chronologically, focusing mainly on political events.  However, a special emphasis will be given to the formation of the Islamic tradition, its evolution across different regions and cultures in time, and its interaction with other traditions.
Prerequisites:  None
Frequency of offering:  Spring term - annually
Credits:  3

RELGST 0283 - U.S. and the Holocaust

With increasing interest in the Holocaust in Europe, this course focuses on the American side of the Atlantic--on issues of anti-Semitism and anti-immigrant sentiment in this country and on America's response to the Holocaust. We will also look at some post-Holocaust issues as well.
(Meets UPT History Requirement)
Prerequisites: None
Frequency: annually – fall term
Credits: 3

RELGST 1144 - Classic Mythology and Literature

A study of the major Greek and Roman gods, goddesses, and heroes, and the myths about them, as well as modern theories about the significance of myth. Cross-listed with CLASS 1130.
(Meets UPT Literature Requirement)
Prerequisites: None
Frequency of offering: annually - spring term
Credits: 3

History

0756 - INTRODUCTION TO ISLAMIC CIVILIZATION

This course aims to introduce students to Islamic and Middle Eastern History from the time of the Prophet (ca. 600 C.E.) to the Iranian Revolution in 1979.  We will proceed chronologically, focusing mainly on political events.  However, a special emphasis will be given to the formation of the Islamic tradition, its evolution across different regions and cultures in time, and its interaction with other traditions.
Prerequisites:  None
Frequency of offering:  Spring term - annually
Credits:  3

HIST 0100 - Western Civilization

Covers the development of Western history from the Classical era to the Reformation and is designed to give the student a general understanding of the development of Europe's legal, political, religious, and social institutions.
(Meets UPT History Requirement)
Prerequisites: None
Frequency of offering: annually - fall term.
Credits: 3

HIST 0101 - Western Civilization

A continuation of HIST 0100 and covers the period from the enlightenment of the 1600s to the present.
(Meets UPT History Requirement)
Prerequisites: None.
Frequency of offering: annually - spring term.
Credits: 3

HIST 0600 - United States History Through 1877

A survey of American history from the Age of Discovery to Reconstruction.
(Meets UPT History Requirement)
Prerequisites: None
Frequency of offering: annually - fall term.
Credits: 3

HIST 0601 - United States History 1865 to Present

A survey of modern American history from the Civil War to the present.
(Meets UPT History Requirement)
Prerequisites: None
Frequency of offering: annually - spring term.
Credits: 3

HIST 0670 - Afro-American History 1

A survey of modern American history from the Civil War to the present.
(Meets UPT History Requirement)
Prerequisites: None
Frequency of offering: annually - spring term.
Credits: 3

HIST 0671 - Afro-American History 2

Surveys the history of Afro-Americans from the time of the Civil War to the present.
(Meets UPT History Requirement)
Prerequisites: None
Frequency of offering: annually – fall term.
Credits 3

HIST 0678 - United States and the Holocaust

Europe, this course focuses on the American side of the Atlantic – on issues of anti-Semitism and anti-immigrant sentiment in this country and on America’s response to the Holocaust. We will also look at some post-Holocaust issues as well.
(Meets UPT History Requirement)
Pre-Requisites: None
Frequency of offering: annually – fall term.
Credits: 3

HIST 1656 - American Workers-- 20th Century

Covers the development of American labor from 1900 to the present including such topics as the rise of large industrial labor unions, scientific management, open vs. closed shops, labor market segmentation, and the effects of de-industrialization.
(Meets UPT History Requirement)
Prerequisites: None
Frequency of offering: annually – spring term
Credits: 3

Accounting

ACCT 0111 - Financial Accounting

An introduction to the accounting functions used by businesses to accumulate, use, and analyze financial data. Emphasis is placed on the preparation, use, and interpretation of financial statements.

Co-requisite or pre-requisite: Math 0031
Frequency of offering: annually- fall and spring terms
Credits: 3

ACCT 0112 - Managerial Accounting

Deals with the significance and use of basic accounting concepts as they relate to the principal items contained in financial statements. Includes an introductory survey of the various cost components encountered in accounting for the manufacturing enterprise.

Prerequisites: ACCT 0111
Frequency: annually- fall and spring terms
Credits: 3
ACCT 0221 - Intermediate Accounting 1

Blends the theory and current practice of financial accounting for the business enterprise. Emphasis is placed on current accounting theory, valuation of assets and liabilities, and the impact of private, professional, and governmental agencies on financial accounting.

Prerequisites: ACCT 0112
Frequency of Offering: annually- fall term
Credits: 3
ACCT 0222 - Intermediate Accounting 2

A continuation of ACCT 0221 which covers such topics as accounting theory related to the liability and stockholders equity sections of the balance sheet, the cash flow statement, and earnings per share computations.

 
Prerequisites: ACCT 0221
Frequency of offering: annually-spring term
Credits: 3
ACCT 1303 - Strategic Cost Management

An intensive analysis of the evaluation, measurement, and interpretive factors relevant to the various methods of cost determination in the business and industrial setting. Emphasizes how cost accounting aids management to control operations, formulate policies, and make decisions.
Prerequisite: ACCT 0112.
Frequency of offering: annually – fall term.
Credits: 3

ACCT 1399 - Accounting Internship

Prerequisites: Sophomore status. Have earnedt 30 credits. GPA in major and overall of 2.50 or higher. Approval of faculty supervisor and academic dean.
Frequency of offering: fall and spring term
Credits: 1-3

Administration of Justice

ADMJ 0203 - Probation and Parole

An examination of the nature of parole, the factors influencing probation decisions, adult and juvenile probation services, and how probation and parole impact on the criminal justice system and on society.

Prerequisites: None
Frequenty of offering: annually- fall term
Credits: 3
ADMJ 0204 - Police and Society

The law enforcement agencies of the Federal, state, and local levels that are responsible for the control of crime and protection of society via maintenance of order, law enforcement, and peacekeeping functions within our social environment will be examined. Major topics include the evolution, development, functions and effects of law enforcement of crime in society. Emphasis is on the theory and practice of social control in society by traditional and emerging forms of policing responding to social and public policy.
Pre-Requisites: None.
Frequency of offering: annually – spring term.
Credits: 3

ADMJ 0500 - Introduction to Administration of Justice

Introductory course designed to provide the student with basic information on the criminal justice system. Views the criminal justice system as consisting of six subsystems: police, prosecution, courts, corrections, probation, and parole. Explores law and society in general, the history, structure, function, and contemporary problems in each major subsystem. Also explores the trend of the criminal justice system and the directions and implications involved.

Prerequisites: None
Frequency of offering: annually – fall term.
Credits: 3

 

ADMJ 0600 - Introduction to Criminology

Provides an overview of the study of the causes and social responses to crime. Examines legal definitions and elements of crime; surveys major categories of crime, i.e., predatory and non-predatory acts; reviews major measures of crime; identifies major correlates and theories of crime; differentiates types of offenders and evaluates the working of the criminal justice system. Cross-listed with SOC 0472.

Prerequisites: None
Frequency of offering: annually-spring term.
Credits: 3

Africana Studies

AFRCNA 0150 - African American Literature

Introduction to Black American literature from its oral traditions to the written form from the 18th to 20th century interrelated to historical social and political movements. Special emphasis will be placed upon the Harlem renaissance period, the literature of the 1960’s, and a work by the Pulitzer prize winners (Gwendolyn Brooks, James Alan McPherson, Alice Walker, or Toni Morrison).
(Meets UPT Literature requirement)
Prerequisites: None
Frequency of Offering: annually – spring term
Credits: 3

AFRCNA 0629 - Afro-American History 1

This course surveys the history of Afro-Americans from their African origins to their emancipation during the Civil War. There are no prerequisites for this course. Cross-listed with HIST 0670
(Meets UPT History Requirement)
Prerequisites: None
Frequency of offering: annually – spring term
Credits: 3

AFRCNA 0630 - Afro-American History 2

This course surveys the history of Afro-Americans from the time of the Civil War to the present. There are no prerequisites for this course. Cross-listed with HIST 0671
(Meets UPT History Requirement)
Prerequisites: None
Frequency of offering: annually – fall term
Credits: 3

AFRCNA 0639 - History of Jazz

The course focuses on the chronological development of jazz from its beginnings on the plantation to its present state as a world concert music. Various styles such as ragtime, blues, gospel, spirituals, rhythm and blues, rock, soul, etc. are examined. There are no prerequisites for this course. Cross-listed with MUSIC 0711.
(Meets UPT Arts Requirement)
Prerequisites: None
Frequency of offering: annually – spring term
Credits: 3

Biological Sciences

BIOSC 0031 - Microbiology

Designed for nursing or other health care professions. Three major areas included are the microorganisms, the immune mechanism of the host, and the interaction of the host and the microorganisms in the disease process and in homeostasis. Major emphasis is placed on infectious diseases and infection control at the nursing level.
(Meets UPT Life Science Requirement)
Corequisite: BIOSC 0032
Frequency of offering: annually – fall term

Credits: 3
BIOSC 0032 - Microbiology Lab

Content is devoted to the development of student's basic laboratory skills and application of microbiological methods, and the course emphasizes performance, scientific investigation, and safety.
(Meets UPT Life Science Requirement)
Corequisite: BIOSC 0031.
Frequency of offering: annually – fall term
Credits: 1

BIOSC 0050 - Foundations of Biology Laboratory 1

An introduction to biology as an experimental science including basic concepts and laboratory techniques.
(Meets UPT Life Science Requirement)

Corequisite: BIOSC 0150. (Meets UPB Life Science Requirement.)
Frequency of offering: annually – fall term
Credits: 1

BIOSC 0060 - Foundations of Biology Laboratory 2

An introduction to biology as an experimental science including basic concepts and laboratory techniques.
(Meets UPT Life Science Requirement)
Prerequisite: BIOSC 0050
Corequisite: BIOSC 0160
Frequency of offering: annually – spring term
Credits: 1

BIOSC 0096 - Introduction to Human Body Systems

Introduces the general principles of human structure and function to students who intend to enter health-related professions. The study begins at the cellular level and proceeds through tissues to organ systems. There are no prerequisites for this course.
(Meets UPT Life Science Requirement)
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: BIOSC 0097
Frequency of offering: annually – fall and spring terms
Credits: 3

BIOSC 0097 - Introduction to Human Body Systems Laboratory

Laboratory exercises designed to illustrate the principles of human structure and function.
(Meets UPT Life Science Requirement)
Corequisite: BIOSC 0096.
Frequency of offering: annually – fall and spring terms
Credits: 1

BIOSC 0100 - Preparation For Biology

This course is intended for students who have not had high school biology in the past five years. The course is also highly recommended for students who have not completed algebra. The lecture will cover a subset of topics from foundations of Biology 1 and 2, including a discussion of basic chemistry used in biology, cell biology including mitosis and meiosis, human anatomy and physiology, and an introduction to genetics. The weekly recitation will explore topics covered in lecture in more depth and integrate problem solving and study skills. Some laboratory exercises will be included in the recitation period to reinforce the lecture topics by giving students the opportunity to investigate the experimental aspects of biology. The laboratory exercises and assignments will focus on basic math and writing skills.
(Meets UPT Life Science Requirement)
Prerequisite: None.
Frequency of offering: annually – fall term.
 

BIOSC 0150 - Foundations of Biology 1

This introductory course covers the cellular basis of life, including a discussion of simple chemistry, cells as units of structure and function, and energy transformations. It also includes an examination of those functions common to all organisms, such as nutrition, gas and fluid transport, and hormonal and neural control. Throughout, the emphasis is on mechanisms used by different organisms to accomplish these basic functions.
(Meets UPT Life Science Requirement)
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: BIOSC 0050.
Frequency of offering: fall term
Credits: 3

BIOSC 0160 - Foundations of Biology 2

 

This introductory course covers the basic principles of genetics, evolution, and ecology. Emphasis will be placed on the experimental and observational basis for our knowledge of these subjects.
(Meets UPT Life Science Requirement)
Prerequisite: BIOSC 0150. Corequisite: BIOSC 0060
Frequency of offering: annually – spring term
Credits: 3

BIOSC 0212 - Human Anatomy and Physiology 1

The first course of a two-part sequence covering gross and microscopic anatomy and physiology of the human body with particular emphasis on the relationships between structure and function. Included in the two courses are cell biology, histology, embryology, bone and skeleton, muscles and contraction, the cardiovascular system and its regulation, the nervous system and nervous impulse, the urinary system and electrolyte balance, and the respiratory, digestive, endocrine, and reproductive systems.
(Meets UPT Life Science Requirement)
Prerequisites: None
Corequisite: BIOSC 0214
Frequency of offering: fall and spring term.
Credits: 3

BIOSC 0213 - Human Anatomy and Physiology 2

This second course of the two-part sequence continues the study of gross and microscopic anatomy and physiology of the human body with particular emphasis on the relationships between structure and function.
(Meets UPT Life Science Requirement)
Prerequisite: BIOSC 0212.
Corequisite: BIOSC 0215
Frequency of offering: fall and spring term.
Credits: 3

BIOSC 0214 - Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory 1

Laboratory exercises illustrating the anatomy and physiology of the human.
(Meets UPT Life Science Requirement)
Corequisite: BIOSC 0212.
Frequency of offering: annually - fall and spring term.
Credits: 1

BIOSC 0215 - Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory 2

Laboratory exercises illustrating the anatomy and physiology of the human.
(Meets UPT Life Science Requirement)
Prerequisite: BIOSC 0214
Corequisite: BIOSC 0213.
Frequency of offering: fall and spring terms
Credits: 1

BIOSC 0350 - Genetics

This course focuses on two branches of modern genetics—Mendelian and molecular genetics. Mendelian (classical) genetics deals with the transmission of traits from one generation to the next. In this context, students study Mendel's laws of inheritance, genetic linkage and recombination, and gene mapping. Molecular genetics provides an overview of the structure and function of DNA, including DNA replication, RNA and protein synthesis, and the origin of mutations.
(Meets UPT Life Science Requirement)

Prerequisite: BIOSC 0160 and CHEM 0120.
Corequisite: BIOSC 0351.
Frequency of offering: annually – spring term
Credits: 3

BIOSC 0351 - Genetics Laboratory

Laboratory exercises designed to illustrate the major principles of genetics. Prerequisite: BIOSC 0160 and CHEM 0120.
(Meets UPT Life Science Requirement)
Corequisite: BIOSC 0350.
Frequency of offering: annually – spring term
Credits: 1

BIOSC 0370 - Ecology

The objective of this course is to provide a broad introduction to the study of ecology at the undergraduate level through presentation of lectures dealing with organismal, population, community, and ecosystem levels of ecological interaction. An evolutionary perspective is emphasized, as is consideration of all ecological approaches of mathematical theory, laboratory investigation, and field observation and experimentation in the development of ecological knowledge.
(Meets UPT Life Science Requirement)
Prerequisite: BIOSC 0160.
Corequisite: BIOSC 0390.
Frequency of offering: annually – fall term
Credits: 3

BIOSC 0390 - Ecology Laboratory

The objective of the laboratory course is to provide students with practical experience in ecological methods and in the design, conduct, and analysis of ecological studies. Laboratory exercises are designed to correspond with major lecture topics presented in BIOSC 0370. Exercises include laboratory and field studies.
(Meets UPT Life Science Requirement)
Prerequisite: BIOSC 0060.
Corequisite: BIOSC 0370.
Frequency of offering: annually – fall term
Credits: 1

BIOSC 0820 - Environmental Science

A course for nonscience majors utilizing basic scientific principles to investigate human interactions with the environment. The social, political, and economic effects of these interactions will also be studied. Topics include scientific principles; populations and health concerns; food, land, and biological resources; and society and the environment. Through an understanding of science and the possible consequences of human decision-making regarding the environment, students are equipped to become better citizens.
(Meets UPT Life Science Requirement)
Prerequisites: None
Frequency of offering: (offered periodically in the fall term)
Credits: 3

BIOSC 1000 - Biochemistry

The course covers the important concepts of modern biochemistry. Chemical background for an understanding of the macromolecular components of living systems will be reviewed. Relationship between chemical structure and biological function will be emphasized, as will biochemical energetics and the transmission of biological information
(Meets UPT Life Science Requirement)
Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of CHEM 0320, 0340 and BIOSC 0160.
Frequency of offering: annually – fall term
 

Business Information Systems

BIS 0015 - Hardware Maintenance and Software Support

Instructs students in basic PC hardware maintenance. Software support is also covered; students deal with troubleshooting software problems, logical resolutions of the problems, and logging problems and solutions into a database for reference. Students are required to volunteer for 25 hours in the computer lab assisting students with problems.
Prerequisite: CS 0131 or permission of the instructor.
Frequency of offering: annually – fall term
Credits: 3

BIS 1399 - Business Information Systems Internship

Internship in business information systems.
Prerequisite: Have earned 30 credits; 2.5 GPA; approval of faculty supervisor and academic dean.
Frequency of offering: annually - fall and spring terms
Credits: 1-3

Business

BIS 1317 - Network and Operating Systems

Introduces students to the basics of computer network setup. Provides the core foundation to install, configure, customize, optimize, network, integrate, and troubleshoot Windows Client software. Set up of a peer to peer network is reviewed, as well as integrating Windows Clients into an existing server environment. (Satisfactory completion helps prepare students for one or more MCSE exams.)
Prerequisite: None
Frequency of offering: annually – spring term
Credits: 3

BUS 0102 - Principles of Management

An introduction to the systems philosophy used in managing business and industry. Includes discussions of
values, attitudes, and employee and organizational development.
Prerequisites: None
Frequency of offering: fall and spring terms
Credit: 3

BUS 0103 - Introduction to Business

An introduction to various aspects of business such as organization and management, production fundamentals, human resources, marketing, finance, accounting, decision making, and management information systems.
Prerequisites: None
Frequency of offering: annually – fall term
Credits: 3

BUS 0106 - Business Law

A survey of the areas of the law which are most applicable to business and industry with special emphasis on the area of contract law.
Prerequisites: None
Frequency of offering: annually – fall term
Credits: 3

BUS 0108 - Small Business Management

Course provides an overview of the role of small business in the free enterprise system. Covers entrepreneurship, opportunities and trends, starting a new venture, franchising, business planning, legal aspects, financing, and managing an ongoing venture.
Prerequisites: None
Frequency of offering: annually – spring term
Credits: 3

BUS 1111 - Corporate Finance

An introductory finance course designed for basic understanding of business finance and investments. It covers financial institutions, markets, investments, and business financing.
Prerequisite: ACCT 0111.
Frequency of offering: annually – spring term.
Credits: 3

BUS 1301 - Principles of Marketing

The concepts of marketing management are introduced through discussion of the four P's of marketing—the right product in the right place, properly priced, and effectively promoted.
Prerequisite ACCT 0111.
Frequency of offering: annually – fall term.
Credits: 3

BUS 1399 - Business Management Internship

Internship in business management. Prerequisite: Have earned 30 credits; GPA in major and overall of 2.50 or higher; approval of faculty supervisor and academic dean. Frequency of offering: fall and spring term.
Credits: 1-3

Chemistry

CHEM 0100 - Preparation General Chemistry

This course is designed for those students who intend to take chemistry 0110 and 0120, but whose science and mathematical backgrounds are judged by their advisors to be relatively weak. The course emphasizes stoichiometry (chemical calculations), chemical equations, gas laws, elementary atomic structure and periodic properties of elements.
(Meets UPT Physical Science Requirement)
Pre-requisites: None.
Frequency of offering: as needed
Credits: 3

CHEM 0106 - Chemistry of the Environment

A global view of the environment and its impact on our changing way of life is presented. How chemistry works and how chemistry is interconnected with other areas of life are studied. Environmental and resource problems and possible solutions are examined. Accurate and up-to-date material is presented using scientific analysis and mathematics.
(Meets UPT Physical Science Requirement)
Prerequisites: None
Frequency of offering: annually – spring term
Credits: 3

CHEM 0110 - General Chemistry 1

A basic college chemistry course for science, engineering, and medical professions majors. Emphasizes stoichiometry, gas laws, atomic theory, thermochemistry, and solutions.
(Meets UPT Physical Science Requirement)
Prerequisite or Corequisite: MATH 0031
Frequency of offering: annually – fall term
Credits: 4

CHEM 0120 - General Chemistry 2

A continuation of CHEM 0110, which covers solutions, solid state, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, kinetics, nuclear chemistry, and all phases of equilibrium.
(Meets UPT Physical Science Requirement)
Prerequisite: CHEM 0110
Frequency of offering: annually – spring term
Credits: 4

CHEM 0310 - Organic Chemistry 1

An introduction to organic molecules through the study of isomerism, reaction mechanisms, and syntheses.
(Meets UPT Physical Science Requirement)
Prerequisite: CHEM 0120
Corequisite: CHEM 0330.
Frequency of offering: annually – fall term
Credits: 3

CHEM 0320 - Organic Chemistry 2

A continuation of CHEM 0310 with complex molecules of biological interest stressed near the end of this course.
(Meets UPT Physical Science Requirement)
Prerequisite: CHEM 0310
Corequisite: CHEM 0340.
Frequency of offering: annually – spring term
Credits: 3

CHEM 0330 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1

Laboratory course in which students are given the opportunity to carry out important synthetic reactions where products are purified, characterized, and identified using various physical and instrumental methods and techniques.
(Meets UPT Physical Science Requirement)
Corequisite: CHEM 0310.
Frequency of offering: annually – fall term
Credits: 1

CHEM 0340 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2

(Meets UPT Physical Science Requirement)
Prerequisite: CHEM 0330.
Corequisite: CHEM 0320.
Frequency of offering: annually – spring term
Credits: 1

Classics

CLASS 1130 - Classical Mythology and Literature

A study of the major Greek and Roman gods, goddesses, and heroes, and the myths about them, as well as modern theories about the significance of myth. Cross-listed with RELGST 1144.
(Meets UPT Literature Requirement)
Prerequisites: None
Frequency of offering: annually – fall term
Credits: 3

Computer Engineering

COE 0401 - Intermediate Programming Using JAVA

This course is a rigorous introduction to the fundamental concepts and techniques of computer programming using the Java programming language. This is a first course for students who intend to major in computer science. This course includes class time designated as a lab. Cross-listed with CS 0401.
(Meets UPT Computational Sciences Requirement)
Prerequisite: some computer programming experience is recommended.
Frequency of offering: annually – fall term
Credits: 4

COE 0441 - Discrete Structures for Computer Science

The purpose of this course is to understand and use (abstract) discrete structures that are backbones of computer science. In particular, this class is meant to introduce logic, proofs, sets, relations, functions, counting, and probability, with an emphasis on applications in computer science. Cross-listed with CS 0441.
(Meets UPT Computational Sciences Requirement)
Prerequisite: MATH 0031.
Frequency of offering: annually – spring term
Credits: 3

Communication: Rhetoric and Communication

COMMRC 0520 - Public Speaking

Offers practical experience in effective speech making. Topics include strategies for focusing topics, locating and selecting supporting materials, motivating audiences to listen, using language effectively, and organizing and emphasizing key ideas. Not recommended for first-term freshmen.
(Meets UPT Behavioral Science Requirement)
Prerequisites: None
Frequency of offering: annually - fall and spring terms.
Credits: 3

COMMRC 0530 - Interpersonal Communication

Focuses on human communication as a collaborative effort to exchange information and create meaning. Topics include verbal and nonverbal message systems, communication rules, roles, strategies, and games with practice in effective communication skills.
(Meets UPT Behavioral Science Requirement)
Prerequisites: None
Frequency of offering: annually - fall and spring terms.
Credits: 3

Computer Science

CS 0007 - Introduction to Computer Programming

This is a first course in computer science programming. It is recommended for those students intending to major in computer science who do not have the required background for CS 0401. It may also be of interest to students majoring in one of the social sciences or humanities. The focus of the course is on problem analysis and the development of algorithms and computer programs in a modern high-level language.
(Meets UPT Computational Sciences Requirement)
Prerequisites: None.
Frequency of offering: annually – fall term.
 

CS 0131 - Software for Personal Computing

An introduction to the use of computers for the student who has little or no experience with them. The basic application and efficient use of Windows, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint will be reviewed.
Prerequisites: None
Frequency of offering: annually – fall term
Credits: 3

CS 0134 - Web Site Design and Development

Covers the planning, design, development, and maintenance of Web pages as well as design guidelines. The student plans, designs, and creates Web pages using HTML and/or automated tools such as Microsoft Front Page, Dreamweaver, or other software tools.
Prerequisite: CS 0131 or permission of instructor.
Frequency of offering: annually – spring term
Credits: 3

CS 0135 - Advanced Software for Personal Computing

 

Advanced study of the application and efficient use of software tools. Advanced Word, advanced Excel, Access, PowerPoint, basic Publisher, and basic HTML will be reviewed.
Prerequisite: CS 0131 or permission of instructor.
Frequency of offering: annually – spring term
Credits: 3

 
CS 0180 - Database Design

Courses will introduce students to database design using a database software package such as Access. Students will design database(s), create fields and tables, develop relations, design forms, create reports, and develop queries. Students will organize and automate the database system with macros and menus.
(Meets UPT Computational Sciences Requirement)
Prerequisite: CS 0131.
Frequency of offering: annually – spring term
Credits: 3

CS 0334 - Intermediate Web Site Design & Development

The course will consist of advanced implementations of both markup as well as scripting languages. In addition, students will be introduced to a graphical interface application that will allow them to explore concepts of server side web development. A reflective programming language and database application will be used to introduce the server side web development concepts.
Prerequisites: CS 0007 or CS 0134 or permission of instructor.
Frequency of offering: Annually – fall term.
Credits: 3

CS 0401 - Intermediate Programming Using Java

This course is a rigorous introduction to the fundamental concepts and techniques of computer programming using the Java programming language. This is a first course for students who intend to major in computer science. This course includes class time designated as a lab. Cross-listed with COE 0401.
(Meets UPT Computational Sciences Requirement)
Prerequisite: some computer programming experience is recommended.
Frequency of offering: annually – fall term
Credits: 4

CS 0441 - Discrete Structures for Computer Science

This course is a rigorous introduction to the fundamental concepts and techniques of computer programming using the Java programming language. This is a first course for students who intend to major in computer science. This course includes class time designated as a lab. Cross-listed with COE 0401.
(Meets UPT Computational Sciences Requirement)
Prerequisite: some computer programming experience is recommended.
Frequency of offering: annually – fall term
Credits: 3

CS 1399 - Computer Science Internship

Practical experience in computer science in a professional setting. Work is assigned by the employer and evaluated jointly with the faculty supervisor.
Prerequisites: Sophomore status; 2.5 overall GPA; Department Consent.
Frequency of offering: annually – fall and spring terms
Credits: 1-3

Economics

ECON 0110 - Introduction to Macroeconomic Theory

 

An introductory course that develops the basic tools needed to analyze the behavior of various macroeconomic phenomena including inflation, gross domestic product, and unemployment. In addition, these tools are used to study how and whether the government can impact the behavior of the overall economy. Finally, the course looks at the role various institutions, such as banks and the stock and bond markets, play in affecting the economic environment. No credit for this course after receiving credit for ECON 0120.

(Meets UPT Economics Requirement)
Prerequisite: MATH 0031 or permission of the instructor.
Frequency of offering: annually- fall and spring terms
Credits: 3

English Composition

ENG 0100 - Introduction to College Composition

Designed to build self-confidence in the use of standard written English, including the ability to compose clear and correct standard English prose in sentences, paragraphs, and short essays.
(This course does not fulfill a Written Literacy requirement for graduation, but credits may be used as an elective course at UPT.)
Prerequisites: None. Placement by SAT or placement exam.
Frequency of Offering: Annually – fall and spring terms
Credits: 3

ENG 0101 - English Composition 1

The first of two required competency courses in English Composition, this course focuses on the writing process and on the kinds of writing common in the academic disciplines.
(Satisfies a UPT Written Literacy Requirement)
Prerequisites: C- or better in ENG 0100 or by placement or SAT.
Frequency of offering: annually – fall and spring terms
Credits: 3

ENG 0102 - English Composition 2

This is an extension of the skills mastered in ENG 0101. This course focuses on the processes of research writing and presenting a term paper.
(Satisfies a UPT Written Literacy Requirement)
Prerequisite: C- or better in ENG 0101.
Frequency of offering: annually – fall and spring terms
Credits: 3

ENGCMP 0211 - Library Research Methods

Provides the opportunity for students to acquire skills in library research techniques. Professional librarians instruct students in developing search strategies for gathering information using such resources as the online catalog, periodical indexes, electronic resources, and others. Recommended for students planning on pursuing a baccalaureate degree, particularly if they intend to relocate to the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. Prerequisite or corequisite: ENG 0101.
Frequency of offering: annually – fall and spring terms
Credits: 1

English Film

ENGFLM 0400 - Introduction to Film

This is a basic course on the visual arts that offers the student a broad introduction to the medium of film.  The class will consider such issues as:  learning the basics of film history, the process of contemporary film production and distribution; the nature of basic film forms, selected approaches to film criticism, and comparisons between film and other media.
(Meets UPT Creative, Fine and Performing Arts requirement)
Prerequisite:  None
Frequency of offering:  Odd years - spring term
Credits:  3

Engineering

ENGR 0011 - Engineering Analysis

This course emphasizes the engineering approach to solving engineering problems through the use of common engineering concepts and computer applications. Various realistic problems are presented to expose students to various facets of engineering. Graphical, analytical, and numerical techniques for engineering design and analysis are presented. Numerical methods are used to solve problems in mechanics, heat transfer, and electrical systems. The latest of the engineering problem-solving software, such as MathCAD, is used extensively. Students are also introduced to spreadsheets and AutoCAD systems.
Corequisite: Math 0220 and ENGR 0081.
Frequency of offering: annually – fall term
Credits: 3

ENGR 0012 - Introduction to Engineering Computing

This course does not require any previous computer programming knowledge. It is designed to teach students the fundamentals of programming by developing top-down pseudo-code diagrams that can be formally converted into any procedural programming language (such as Pascal, C, FORTRAN, etc). Students also learn how to convert these diagrams into one programming language. This course includes a two-hour laboratory.
Prerequisite: ENGR 0011
Corequisite: ENGR 0082.
Frequency of offering: annually – spring term
Credits: 3

ENGR 0081 - Freshman Seminar 1

An in-depth orientation to various engineering disciplines and fields of employment. Includes meetings with advisors, field trips, and presentations by engineers from industry.
Corequisite: ENGR 0011. Frequency of offering: annually – fall term.
Credits: 0

ENGR 0082 - Freshman Seminar 2

Prerequisite: ENGR 0081.
Corequisite: ENGR 0012. Frequency of offering: annually – spring term.
Credits: 0

French

FR 0101 - Elementary French 1

A study of the grammar and vocabulary of elementary Spoken And written French. Stresses grammatical structure and its correct application.
(Meets UPT Foreign Language Requirement)
Prerequisites: None.
Frequency of offering: annually – fall term
Credits: 3

FR 0102 - Elementary French 2

A continuation of elementary French 1. A study of the grammar and vocabulary of elementary spoken and written French. Stresses grammatical structure and its correct application.
(Meets UPT Foreign Language Requirement)
Prerequisite: FR 0101 or permission of the instructor.
Frequency of offering: annually – spring term.
Credits: 3

Freshman Studies

FS 0002 - Freshman Seminar 1

This course will acquaint freshmen with various subjects relevant to the first year college student.
Prerequisites: None.
Frequency of offering: annually – fall and spring terms
Credit: 1

Geology

GEOL 0101 - Physical Geology

An introductory course designed to familiarize students with the physical environment.  Topics include:  rocks and minerals, interior earth, plate tectonics, oceans and the hydrosphere, landforms and the physical processes that produce them, and geological resources.  Labs will cover rock and mineral identifications and map an air photo interpretation of landforms.
(Meets UPT Physical Science requirement)
Prerequisites:  None
Frequency of offering:  Annually - fall term
Credits:  4

History of Art and Architecture

HAA 0010 - Introduction to World Art

An introductory course designed to introduce the student to the major works of Western art from ancient Greece to the 20th century.
(Meets UPT Arts Requirement)
Prerequisites: None
Frequency of offering: as needed
Credits: 3
 

HAA 0020 - Introduction to Asian Art

This base level survey is meant on the one hand, to introduce the student to the arts of Japan, China, and India and on the other, to teach some fundamental techniques of visual analysis. The course considers the development of Chinese Bronzes, Chinese Buddhist sculpture, Indian Hindu and Buddhist sculptures, and Japanese temples, sculptures, and paintings.
(Meets UPT Arts Requirement)
Prerequisites: None
Frequency of offering: As needed.
Credits: 3

HAA 0040 - Intro to Western Architecture

Introduces students to the conscious observation and analysis of architecture and to a broad survey of the major masterpieces of architecture in Western civilization. Formative concepts behind the designs, structural principles involved in the construction, and societal values promoted and reinforced by the formal character of buildings will be considered along with the analysis of style. Required for the architectural studies major and recommended as a beginning course for others interested in architecture.
(Meets UPT Arts Requirement)
Prerequisites: None.
Frequency of offering: as needed.
Credits: 3

HAA 0050 - Introduction to Medieval Art

A survey of the architecture, painting, sculpture, and minor arts of the medieval world from ca. 300 to ca. 1450 with the emphasis on visual analysis of period styles.
(Meets UPT Arts Requirement)
Prerequisites: None.
Frequency of offering: as needed.
Credit: 3

HAA 0070 - European Visual Traditions

An introduction to European art and architecture from the early renaissance to the present. The course will also include American works from the 18th century onwards.
(Meets UPT Arts Requirement)
Prerequisites: None.
Frequency of offering: as needed.
Credits: 3

HAA 0440 - Frank Lloyd Wright

This course will deal with the life of the man who was America’s greatest architect and one of the principal world figures in the art of building in the 20th century. The lectures will treat his formation as an architect as well as the development of his career and will focus upon a theoretical analysis of Wright’s work in comparison with that of his great contemporaries.
(Meets UPT Arts Requirement)
Prerequisites: None.
Frequency of offering: as needed.
Credits: 3

Health Related Professions

HP 0184 - Introduction to Science for the Health Professions

Provides an overview of the topics important to the student preparing for a career in health care. Physics, chemistry, and biology are interrelated to provide insight into the mechanisms and physical forces controlling and circumscribing life processes on our planet.
(Meets UPT Physical Science Requirement)
Prerequisite: Placement at the level of MATH 0031 or MATH 0110 or higher.
Frequency of offering: annually - fall term.
Credits: 3

HRP 0080 - Health Science internship

Provides an opportunity for students to observe health professionals in their work environment.
Prerequisite: Have earned 30 credits; 2.5 or higher GPA; approval of faculty supervisor and academic dean. Frequency of offering: every term.
Credits: 1-3

HRP 0090 - Introduction to Medical Terminology

Basic study of the professional language of medicine, including word construction, pronunciation, spelling, definition, and the use of terms from all areas of medical science and hospital service.
Prerequisites: None
Frequency of offering: annually - fall and spring terms
Credits: 3

HRP 0410 - Applied Kinesiology

Anatomy and physiology of the skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems are covered in depth. The course introduces analysis of movement, including normal and abnormal movement patterns. Common pathologies and injuries of the musculoskeletal system are covered.
Corequisites: HRP 0411.
Prerequisites: 2.0 GPA overall. C- in all prior courses in the PTA curriculum. 2.5 GPA in all core PTA courses. Frequency of offering: annually – spring term
Credits: 3

HRP 0411 - Applied Kinesiology Lab

Covers neuromuscular skeletal anatomy, physiology, biomechanics and kinesiology in depth. Successful completion of the competency exams is required to pass this course.
Corequisite: HRP 0410.
Prerequisites: 2.0 GPA overall. C- in all prior courses in the PTA curriculum. 2.5 GPA in all core PTA courses. Frequency of offering: annually – spring term
Credit: 1

HRP 0420 - Clinical Pathology

A survey of the major aspects of the disease process, covering such topics as inherited disease, infections, neoplasia, nutritional and metabolic deficits, and disorders due to physical agents. Also incorporates the disease process as it affects individual organ systems and a discussion of laboratory diagnostic procedures.
Prerequisite: BIOSC 0213 and 0215.
Frequency of offering: annually – fall term
Credits:3

Health, Education, and Physical Recreation

HPRED 0106 - Nutrition

An introduction to the processes involved in nourishing the body. Includes a study of nutrients and their physiological impact and interrelationships within the body and the quality of diet.
(Meets UPT Life Science Requirement)
Prerequisites: None
Corequisite: HPRED 0107
Frequency of offering: annually - spring term.
Credits: 2

HPRED 0107 - Nutrition Laboratory

Laboratory exercises designed to illustrate the principles of nutrition and the relationship between nutrition and health.
(Meets UPT Life Science Requirement)
Corequisite: HPRED 0106
Frequency of offering: annually - spring term.
Credits: 1

History of Philosophy of Science

HPS 0437 - Darwinism and its Critics

Charles Darwin's ideas have had an enormous impact on biology and on culture generally. These ideas have been criticized within biology, by philosophers, social theorists, and religious fundamentalists. This course studies the historical growth of Darwinism and the criticisms mentioned and evaluates those criticisms and their impact on the theory.
(Meets UPT Philosophical Inquiry Requirement)
Prerequisites: None
Frequency of offering: odd years – spring term
Credits: 3

Human Services

HUSERV 0331 - Introduction to Human Services

Provides a comprehensive introduction to the knowledge and skills required for successful human services work. Topics include history and issues in human services work, philosophical models, methods of services delivery, and professional roles. In addition, an overview of different populations frequently served by the human services delivery system will be presented.
(Meets UPT Behavioral Science Requirement)
Prerequisite: Completion of a minimum of 45 credits toward the Associate of Arts in Human Services degree.
Frequency of offering: annually – fall and spring terms

Credits: 3

HUSERV 0399 - Human Services Internship

Intended to be completed in the final term of the Human Services Program. Students spend 135 hours in a supervised internship in an approved human service location. The internship includes an on-site visit and evaluation by the University of Pittsburgh faculty supervisor as well as evaluation by the on-site supervisor. Students are expected to produce a research report from their internship that includes application of skills learned in didactic course work, such as statistical methods, computer applications, and human services philosophies. Students are required to deliver a presentation based on this report.
Prerequisites: HUSERV 0331, completion of a minimum of 45 credits toward the Associate of Arts in Human Services degree; 2.5 or higher GPA; approval of faculty supervisor and academic dean.
Frequency of offering: annually – spring term
Credits: 3

Instruction Learning

IL 0210 - College Reading and Study Skills

Designed to help students achieve academic success. Course content includes self-management, vocabulary development, reading comprehension, study strategies, and preparation for examinations. In addition, computer skills can be practiced along with online learning resources.
Prerequisites: None
Frequency of offering: annually – fall and spring terms
Credits: 3

Mathematics

MATH 0029 - Fundamentals of Mathematics 1

A course designed for students with limited algebraic background determined by score on math placement test. Topics include arithmetic with fractions, properties of real numbers, arithmetic with signed numbers, solving and graphing linear equations and linear inequalities in one and two variables, exponents, arithmetic with polynomials, factoring polynomials, quadratic equations, arithmetic with rational expressions, complex fractions, and equations with rational expressions.
(This course is remedial and therefore does not count for graduation.)
Prerequisites: None
Frequency of offering: every term.
Credits:3

MATH 0030 - Fundamentals of Mathematics 2

A course designed for students with some background in algebra. Topics include some of those covered in MATH 0029 (only in more depth), rational exponents, arithmetic with radical expressions, and equations with rational expressions.
(This course is remedial and therefore does not count for graduation credits.)
Prerequisite: Grade of C- or better in MATH 0029 or by placement exam.
Frequency of offering: every term.
Credits: 3

MATH 0031 - Algebra

A course covering college-level algebra including complex numbers and conjugates, algebraic formulas, linear and quadratic equations, inequalities, functions, inverses, graphs, and variation.
(Meets UPT Mathematics Requirement)
Prerequisite: Grade of C- or better in MATH 0030 or by placement exam
Frequency of offering: every term.
Credits: 3

MATH 0110 - Fundamentals of Mathematics

Introduction to calculators, statistics, probability, matrices, consumer mathematics, and elementary difference equations exhibiting chaos and decision making are among the topics covered.
(Meets UPT Mathematics Requirement in some associate degrees)
Prerequisite: C- or better in Math 0030 or by placement exam.
Frequency of offering: annually – fall and spring terms
Credits: 3

MATH 0200 - Preparation for Scientific Calculus

A variety of topics are studies: Functions, rational functions, logarithmic and exponential functions, graphs, asymptotes, inverse, conic sections, translation and rotation of axes, trigonometric identities and equations, and possibly vectors.
(Meets UPT Mathematics Requirement)
Prerequisite: C- or better in Math 0031 or by placement exam.
Frequency of offering: annually – fall and spring terms
Credits: 3

MATH 0220 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1

A course covering functions and graphs, limits, continuity, product and quotient rules, differentials, chainrule, higher order derivatives, implicit differentiation, review of trigonometric functions, application of derivatives, integrals, and application of integration.
(Meets UPT Mathematics or Computational Sciences Requirement)
Prerequisite: Grades of C- or better in MATH 0200 or MATH 0032 or by placement exam
Frequency of offering: fall and spring terms
Credits: 4

MATH 0230 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus 2

The second calculus course for engineering and science majors. Covers inverse functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, techniques of integration, infinite series of constants, power series, plane quadratic curves, and polar coordinates.
(Meets UPT Mathematics Requirement or Computational Sciences Requirement)
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in MATH 0220.
Frequency of offering: annually – spring term
Credits: 4

MATH 0240 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus 3

The third calculus course for engineering and science majors. Covers space geometry and vectors, vector analysis of curves, calculus of several variables, integrals, Green's theorem in the plane, and differential equations.
(Meets UPT Mathematics or Computational Sciences Requirement)
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in MATH 0230.
Frequency of offering: as needed
Credits: 4

 

Music

MUSIC 0711 - HIstory of Jazz

Focuses on the chronological development of jazz from its beginnings on the plantation to its present state as world concert music. Various styles, such as ragtime, blues, gospel, spirituals, rhythm and blues, rock, soul, etc., are examined.
(Meets UPT Arts requirement)
Prerequisites: Cross-listed with AFRCNA 0639
Frequency of offering: annually – spring term
Credits: 3

Nursing

NUR 0066 - Nutrition For Clinical Practice

Designed for nurses in clinical practice. The emphasis is on Food for energy, the six categories of nutrients, health promotion through nutrition and nursing practice, and an overview of medical nutrition therapy for selected disruptions of health. Emphasis is also placed on nutrition assessment and interventions in relation to the nutrition goals of Healthy People 2010 and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
Frequency of offering: fall term.
Credits: 3

NUR 0300 - Nursing Foundations

Students are introduced to various theories and concepts that are fundamental to nursing practice. Included are Orem's Theory; Erikson's Developmental Theory; Maslow's Basic Human Needs; concepts of stress and adaptation; health-illness continuum; health care delivery systems; the scope of nursing practice; legal and ethical principles, including the Nurse Practice Act and HIPAA regulations; professional standards and organizations; communication strategies; teaching and learning theories; and critical thinking concepts and strategies emphasizing the nursing process.
Frequency of offering: fall term.
Credits: 3

NUR 0350 - Fundamentals of Nursing Practice

Students are introduced to elements of nursing practice that are common to most clients and areas of practice. This course builds on the skills, knowledge, theories, and concepts gained from the Nursing Foundations course and Nutrition courses as well as the natural and social science. This course focuses on using critical thinking as the foundation for the nursing process. Through establishment of a therapeutic nurse client relationship, the student becomes proficient in nursing assessment and physical examination of the individual. Based on individual patient needs and priorities, the student implements therapeutic nursing interventions to provide safety, hygiene, nutrition and comfort. The concepts that are emphasized in this course include: health assessment, patient safety in the health care environment, fluid and electrolytes, principles of applied pathophysiology, principles of asepsis and hygiene, comfort, nutrition, psychosocial support strategies, and pain recognition and management. This course includes a focused component on the care of the older adult emphasizing a holistic approach to promoting wellness. Utilization of the nursing process is directed toward maximizing the quality of life of the older adult. Students are guided to greater levels of understanding of their attitudes and perceptions of the dimensions of aging.
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in NUR 0300.
Frequency of offering: spring term.
Credits: 6

NUR 0400 - Adult Medical Surgical Nursing

This course builds on the knowledge and skills from the Fundamentals of Nursing Practice course, Nutrition course, integrating knowledge acquired from the natural and social Science. This course provides students with opportunities to integrate theories, concepts, and skills in delivering care to hospitalized adult clients in a variety of acute care facilities. Students gain knowledge of complex physiological and psychosocial stressors and adaptations related to health alterations of a medical surgical nature. Alterations in cardiovascular, respirator, reticuloendothelial, hepatic, immune system, nervous/sensory, musculoskeletal, reproductive, and gastrointestinal systems will be discussed. Care of the client during the perioperative period is included.
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in NUR 0350.
Frequency of offering: summer term.
Credits: 8

NUR 0450 - Family and Mental Health Nursing

This course builds on the knowledge and skills from the Nursing 0400 course and integrates knowledge obtained from preceding core courses. This course provides students with opportunities to integrate theories, concepts, and skills in delivering care to clients in recognized phases of change or development the perinatal period, children and families from infancy through adolescence, and clients experiencing mental health alterations. Utilizing the nursing process as a framework, students develop culturally and developmentally appropriate nursing strategies to influence health. Concepts that are emphasized in this course include: collaborative practice among the health care team; a focus on the family as a resource in the treatment of illness and the promotion of wellness; and therapeutic nurse client interactions. Students will rotate through obstetrics, pediatric, and mental health care facilities during this course.
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in NUR 0400.
Frequency of offering: fall term.
Credits: 9

NUR 0500 - Complex and Community Health Nursing

This course builds on the knowledge and skills from the Nursing 0450 course applying knowledge established from previous courses. This course requires that the students apply knowledge of the nursing process to the care of multiple clients with more complex physiological and psychosocial problems in various settings. Concepts emphasized include: complex medical surgical alterations in health; principles of trauma and emergency nursing; care of clients and communities during bioterroristic/emergency threats; health care teaching to clients and families; use of home and community resources to influence health; current legal, ethical, and professional issues; and future directions for health care.
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in NUR 0450.
Frequency of offering: spring term.
Credits: 9

NUR 0525 - Role Development

This course leads the student to prepare for licensure and employment as a graduate nurse. Discussions include NCLEX preparation strategies, contemporary jobs in nursing, an overview of professional organizations, an overview of advanced nursing education programs and employment opportunities, and support for impaired professionals.
Pre- or corequisite: Grade of C or better in NUR 0450.
Frequency of offering: spring term.
Credits: 1

NUR 1110 - Pharmacology and Therapeutics

 

This course provides an examination of the major categories of pharmacologic agents and the application of pharmacologic concepts to clinical practice of nursing, emergency medicine, and rehabilitation science. Emphasis is placed on understanding the physiologic action of the drugs, expected patient responses, major side effects, and implications for clinical practice. The course consists entirely of theory.
Pre- or corequisite: Grade of C or better in BIOSC 0213, BIOSC 0215, BIOSC 0031, BIOSC 0032, and CHEM 0910. Frequency of offering: spring term.
Credits: 3

 

Physical Education

PEDC 0048 - Racquetball

Prerequisites: None.
Frequency of offering: annually – fall and spring terms.
Credits: 1

PEDC 0146 - First Aid and CPR

 

A laboratory-lecture course in which American Red Cross techniques of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and standard first aid are presented. All students who meet the American Red Cross standards will receive American Red Cross certification.
Prerequisites: None
Frequency of offering: (currently not offered)
Credits: 1

 
PEDC 0179 - SELF-DEFENSE

The physical skills and environmental awareness required for realistic self-defense are taught.  Suggested methods for dealing with common types of assaults including escapes from positions on the ground are practiced.  Emphasis is on simple motor skills not requiring extensive practice for learning and/or retention.  Strategies for recognizing and avoiding trouble and the legal aspects of self-defense are covered.

Prerequisites:  None
Frequency of Offering:  Annually - Spring and Fall
Credits:  1

PEDC 0262 - Yoga

Focuses on the practice and theory of the basic principles of yoga. This class will provide students with a plan to focus on their particular bodies' strengths and weaknesses plus increase flexibility.
Prerequisites: None
Frequency of offering: fall and spring terms
Credits: 1

Philosophy

PHIL 0080 - Introduction to Philosophical Problems

An introduction to the basic questions of the philosophical tradition including a survey of the fundamentals of a philosophy of science.
(Meets UPT Philosophical Inquiry Requirement)
Prerequisites: None There are no prerequisites for this course
Frequency of offering: annually – spring term
Credits: 3

PHIL 0500 - Introduction to Logic

An introduction to the concepts and methods of modern deductive logic, including both categorical and propositional varieties.
(Meets UPT Philosophical Inquiry Requirement)
Prerequisites: None
Frequency of offering: annually – fall term
Credits: 3

Physics

PHYS 0110 - Introduction to Physics

A noncalculus course in introductory physics. Together with PHYS 0111, these courses deal with mechanics, electricity and magnetism, optics, heat, and atomic and nuclear physics.
(Meets UPT Physical Science Requirement)
Prerequisites: C- or better in Math 0031.
Frequency of offering: annually - fall term.
Credits: 3

PHYS 0111 - Introduction to Physics 2

A continuation of PHYS 0110.
(Meets UPT Physical Science Requirement)
Prerequisite: PHYS 0110
Frequency of offering: spring term.
Credits: 3

PHYS 0174 - Basic Physics for Science and Engineering 1 (INTGD)

This course, the first part of a two-term sequence, is the integrated curriculum version of PHYS 0104. It introduces students to the basic principles of mechanics, and it provides a better integration of physics with the first term of calculus, engineering, and chemistry. The theory of waves and the kinetic theory of gases are discussed.
(Meets UPT Physical Science Requirement)
Pre or Corequisite: MATH 0220.
Frequency of offering: annually - fall term.
Credits: 4

PHYS 0175 - Basic Physics for Science and Engineering 2 (INTGD)

This course, the second part of a two-term sequence, is the integrated curriculum version of PHYS 0105 & 0106. It introduces students to the basic principles, and it provides a better integration of physics with the second term of calculus, engineering, and chemistry. Modern physics (special relativity, elementary quantum mechanics, and atomic structure) are discussed.
(Meets UPT Physical Science Requirement)
Prerequisite: PHYS 0174.
Pre or Corequisite: MATH 0230
Frequency of offering: annually - spring term.
Credits: 4

PHYS 0212 - Introduction to Laboratory Physics

A laboratory course designed to accompany or follow PHYS 0111. Introductory experiments are done in mechanics, thermodynamics, electromagnetism, waves, and modern physics.
(Meets UPT Physical Science Requirement)
Corequisite: PHYS 0111.
Frequency of offering: annually – spring term
Credits: 2

PHYS 0219 - Basic Laboratory Physics for Science and Engineering

This is an introductory physics laboratory associated with the Physics 0104-0105-0106 or Physics 0174-0175 sequence. Introductory experiments are done in mechanics, thermodynamics, electromagnetism, waves, and modern physics.
(Meets UPT Physical Science Requirement)
Prerequisite or corequisites: PHYS 0174 and 0175.
Frequency of offering: annually – spring term
Credits: 2

Physical Therapist Assistant

PHYSTA 0050 - Freshman Seminar

An introduction to the field of physical therapy. Students will be challenged to explore the history, environment, trends, and future of the physical therapy profession.
Prerequisites: Restricted to students admitted into the PTA program
Frequency of offering: fall term.
Credits: 0

 
PHYSTA 0110 - Introduction to Physical Therapy

The PTA student is introduced to many aspects of physical therapy including the PT/PTA relationship, communication, the history of physical therapy, the APTA, scope of practice, ethical principles, laws and standards in physical therapy, health care team roles, professional development, documentation, liability, and confidentiality. Students are exposed to basic administration principles, continuous quality improvement, and effective communication. Additionally, the students learn about their own work orientation and learning style and are introduced to psychosocial support and patient education.
Corequiste: PHYSTA 0221.
Prerequisite: 2.0 GPA overall. C- in all prior courses in the PTA curriculum. 2.5 GPA in all core PTA courses. Restricterd to students admitted into the PTA program.
Frequency of offering: spring term.
Credits: 3

PHYSTA 0221 - PTA Principles and Procedures 1

Students are instructed in the application of therapeutic exercises, therapeutic modalities, wheelchair training, and identification of architectural barriers/environmental modifications. Students learn to apply and teach proper posture, body mechanics and lifting techniques. They also receive training in universal precautions, positioning and draping, transfer training, gait training, balance training, and applying therapeutic heat and cold. Students learn how to document services rendered, how to participate in discharge planning, how to provide psychosocial support, and how to educate patients and families. Emphasis is placed on communication skills and ethical practice. Successful completion of the competency checklist is required to pass this course.
Prerequisite: 2.0 GPA overall. C- in all prior courses in the PTA curriculum. 2.5 GPA in all core PTA courses. Corequisite: PHYSTA 0110.
Frequency of offering: spring term.
Credits: 3

PHYSTA 0222 - PTA Principles and Procedures 2

Students receive instruction in basic physical therapy assessment skills including goniometry, manual muscle testing, vital signs, flexibility, sensation, reflexes, segmental length, segmental girth, segmental volume, endurance, pain, balance, and activities of daily living. They are also introduced to industrial medicine assessments. Students receive further instruction in psychosocial support, patient/family education, ethics, communication, and documentation. Successful completion of the competency checklist is required to pass this course.
Prerequisite: 2.0 GPA overall. C- in all prior courses in the PTA curriculum. 2.5 GPA in all core PTA courses. PHYSTA 0222. Restricted to students admitted to the PTA program.
Frequency of offering: summer term.
Credits: 4

PHYSTA 0223 - PTA Principles and Procedures 3

Students learn the rehabilitative process for patients who present with neurologic, pediatric/developmental, cardiopulmonary, chronic disease, wounds, and other disorders commonly seen in physical therapy. Students receive further instruction in psychosocial support, documentation, ethical behavior, patient/family education, and communication. This course runs concurrently with PTA Principles and Procedures 4.
Prerequisite: 2.0 GPA overall. C- in all prior courses in the PTA curriculum. 2.5 GPA in all core PTA courses. PHYSTA 0110, PHYSTA 0221, PHYSTA 0222. Restricted to students admitted into the PTA program.
Frequency of offering: fall term.
Credits: 4

PHYSTA 0224 - PTA Principles and Procedures 4

This course provides laboratory instruction for the assessment and treatment of patients who present with neurologic, pediatric/developmental, cardiopulmonary, chronic disease, and other disorders commonly seen in physical therapy. Students learn the developmental sequence and how it applies to treatment and learn advanced therapeutic exercise techniques. They also receive further instruction in psychosocial support, documentation, ethical behavior, patient/family education, and communication. Successful completion of the competency checklist is required to pass this course. This course runs concurrently with PTA Principles and Procedures 3.
Prerequisite: 2.0 GPA overall. C- in all prior courses in the PTA curriculum. 2.5 GPA in all core PTA courses. PHYSTA 0110, PHYSTA 0221, PHYSTA 0222. Restricted to students admitted into the PTA program.
Frequency of offering: fall term.
Credits: 4

PHYSTA 0228 - Independent Study in Physical Therapy

This course is designed to allow students further study in physical therapy. The material covered may be either remedial or advanced study. The course is individually designed by the PTA faculty to meet the specific educational needs of the PTA student.
Prerequisites: Restricted to students admitted into the PTA program.
Frequency of offering: annually.
Credits: 1-3

PHYSTA 0331 - Clinical Education 1

This course provides the student with a full-time, four-week clinical experience.
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in PHYSTA 0222. Restricted to students admitted into the PTA program. Frequency of offering: summer term.
Credits: 4

PHYSTA 0332 - Clinical Education 2

This course provides the student with a full-time, seven-week clinical experience.
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in PHYSTA 0223 & 0224. Restricted to students admitted into the PTA program. Frequency of offering: spring term.
Credits: 6

PHYSTA 0333 - Clinical Education 3

This course provides the student with a full-time, seven-week clinical experience.
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in PHYSTA 0332. Restricted to students admitted into the PTA program. Frequency of offering: spring term.
Credits: 6

PHYSTA 0440 - Professional Issues Seminar

This course is designed to provide the student with additional information in conjunction with their full time affiliations. Topics may vary depending on issues raised by students while in the clinic. Topics may include: licensure, teaching methods, research, documentation, advances in the field, changes in legislation, insurance issues, etc. Students will also receive assistance in preparing for their state boards.
Prerequisite: 2.0 GPA overall. C- in all prior courses in the PTA curriculum. 2.5 GPA in all PTA courses, PHYSTA 0110, 0221, 0222, 0223, 0224.
Corequisite: PHYSTA 0333. Restricted to students admitted into the PTA program.
Frequency of offering: spring term.
Credit: 1

Political Science

PS 0200 - American Politics

An introduction to the institutions, politics, processes, and policies of the American government.
(Meets UPT Political Science Requirement)
Prerequisites: None
Frequency of offering: annually - fall term.
Credits: 3

PS 02005 - Law and the Courts

This course examines the major components of the American legal system, including the police, the law profession, prosecutors and public defenders, and state and federal courts, plus the impact of the Supreme Court on the American political system. Emphasis is on the realities of the legal process in operation—how it affects the "who gets what" question.
(Meets UPT Political Science Requirement)
Prerequisite: PS 0200 or permission of the instructor. (Meets Pitt–Bradford Political Science Requirement.) Frequency of offering: annually - spring term.
Credits: 3

PS 0500 - World Politics

A general survey of the major diplomatic conflicts of the 20th century with special emphasis on the creation of the United Nations, de-colonization, and the rise of terrorism.
(Meets UPT Political Science Requirement)
Prerequisites: None
Frequency of offering: annually – spring term
Credits: 3

PS 0600 - Political Theory

An introduction to the crucial ideas, questions, and problems involved in man's attempt to achieve order, justice, and welfare in political society.
(Meets UPT Political Science Requirement)
Prerequisites: None
Frequency of offering: annually – spring term
Credits: 3

PS 1262 - Health Policy in the United States

An introduction to current problems of health care and health policy in the United States. Description and analysis of the proposals, current practices, and the reactions of interest groups are the central theme of the course.
(Meets UPT Political Science Requirement)
Prerequisites: None
Frequency of offering: annually- fall term
Credits: 3

Psychology

PSY 0010 - Introduction to Psychology

A survey of the major areas of psychology including abnormal, social, and environmental as well as the study of behavior, biological bases, development, sensation and perception, conditioning, and personality.
(Meets UPT Behavioral Science Requirement)
Prerequisites: None
Frequency of offering: annually - fall and spring terms
Credits: 3

PSY 0160 - Psychology of Personality

A survey of major approaches to the study of personality, focusing on their relative abilities to provide coherent explanations for individual behavior. Issues involved in the assessment of personality will also be discussed and several assessment procedures evaluated. Recent research in personality psychology is reviewed and analyzed.
(Meets UPT Behavioral Science Requirement)
Prerequisite: PSY 0010
Frequency of offering: annually - spring term
Credits: 3

PSY 0203 - Social Psychology

An examination of the effects of people on other people, social factors in attitude formation and change, person perception, social influence, and interpersonal relations (e.g., affiliation, aggression, and altruism).
(Meets UPT Behavioral Science Requirement)
Prerequisite: PSY 0010
Frequency of offering: annually – spring term
Credits: 3

PSY 0310 - Developmental Psychology

An overview of the physical, cognitive, and social development of humans from fertilization and prenatal to adolescence. Focus on normal development.
(Meets UPT Behavioral Science Requirement)
Prerequisite: PSY 0010Frequency of offering: even years – spring term
Credits: 3

PSY 0405 - Learning and Motivation

An introduction to the principles of learning and motivation as derived primarily from animal research. Includes both Pavlovian (respondent) and Skinnerian (operant) models.
(Meets UPT Behavioral Science Requirement)
Prerequisite: PSY 0010
Frequency of offering: odd years - spring term.
Credits: 4

PSY 1205 - Abnormal Psychology

An introduction to the scientific study of behavior disorders. Includes examination of neuroses, functional psychoses, and organic disorders as well as anxiety, defense mechanisms, and experimental psychopathology.
(Meets UPT Behavioral Science Requirement)
Prerequisites: PSY 0010 and PSY 0160
Frequency of offering: annually - fall term.
Credits: 3

PSY 1270 - Child Psychopathology

This course considers research and theory which bear on the development of psychological disorders in children.  Biological and environmental factors which contribute to childhood disorders are considered with special emphasis on the role of the family.  Childhood psychosis, hyperactivity, and depression are studied to illustrate theoretical models and empirical findings.
Prerequisite:  PSY 0010
Frequency of offering:  Annually - fall term
Credits:  3

Psychology in Education

PSYED 0005 - Life Span Development

Course follows the developing person from conception until the end of life. The course combines theory, research, and practical applications from developmental psychology. Lecture topics include genetic influences on development; prenatal and birth factors; and physical, cognitive, social, personality, and cultural variables which influence development in infancy, childhood, adolescence, early, middle, and late adulthood.
Prerequisites: None
Frequency of offering: annually – spring term
Credits: 3

Studio Arts

SA 0120 - Foundation Painting

Foundation painting is an introductory course designed for non-art majors who seek experience with some of the principal practices of painting. Initial assignments will be used to introduce water-based media and basic modes of composition. The student will be responsible for purchasing of paints, brushes, and supports, with an approximate total cost of $80 to $100. A minimum of seven paintings will be required as partial fulfillment of the course.
(Meets UPT Arts Requirement)
Prerequisites: None
Frequency of offering: annually spring term
Credits: 3

SA 0130 - Foundation Drawing

Foundation drawing is an introductory course that instructs students in traditional drawing approaches and visual analysis through the act of drawing. Principles of perspective, composition, and methods of modeling form are explored for the development of individual skills and perception.
(Meets UPT Arts Requirement)
Prerequisites: None
Frequency of offering: annually – fall term
Credits: 3

Sociology

SOC 0010 - Introduction to Sociology

Provides beginning students with an introdu ction to the basic concepts of sociology. Topics include the sociological perspective, culture, research, social groups and social control, social inequality, ageism, sexism, racism, poverty, and the social institutions of family, education, religion, and medicine.
(Meets UPT Behavioral Science Requirement)
Prerequisites: None
Frequency of offering: fall and spring terms
Credits: 3

SOC 0472 - Introduction to Criminology

Provides an overview of the study of the causes and social responses to crime. It examines legal definitions and elements of crime; surveys major categories of crime, i.e., predatory and non-predatory acts; reviews major measures of crime; identifies major correlates and theories of crime; differentiates types of offenders; and evaluates the working of the criminal justice system. Cross-listed with ADMJ 0600.
(Meets UPT Behavioral Science Requirement)
Prerequisites: None
Frequency of offering: annually – spring term
Credits: 3

Statistics

STAT 1000 - Applied Statistical Methods

A somewhat intensive introduction to statistical methods without calculus. Topics covered include descriptive and inferential statistics, elementary probability, sampling, hypothesis testing, correlation and regression, and contingency tables. The course involves some derivation of formulas and mathematical expression of statistical theory. Further, it involves exposure to the statistical package MINITAB and uses the TI-83 programmable graphics calculator.
(Meets UPT Computational Sciences Requirement)
Prerequisite: A grade of C- or better in MATH 0031or MATH 0110
Frequency of offering: annually - spring term.
Credits: 4

Theater Arts

THEA 0830 - Introduction to Performance

Basic acting technique through an exploration of the actor's physical, vocal, and emotional instrument. The course will include improvisation, sensory exercise, and actor "process."
(Meets UPT Arts requirement)
Prerequisites: None
Frequency of offering: fall and spring terms
Credits: 3