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Accounting

ACCT 0111  - FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
3 credits

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.
Frequency: fall and spring term
Prerequisites: Co-requisite or pre-requisite: Math 0031

ACCT 0112 - MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING
3 credits

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.
Frequency: fall and spring term
Prerequisites: ACCT 0111

ACCT 0221 - INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING 1
3 credits

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.
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: ACCT 0112

ACCT 0222 - INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING 2
3 credits

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.
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: ACCT 0221

ACCT 1155 - GOVERNMENT AND NONPROFIT ACCOUNTING
3 credits

Application of the financial accounting and reporting standards applicable to (1) federal, state, and local governments and (2) nonprofit organizations. Introduction and analysis of the identification and classification of financial statement accounts. Identifies the authoritative sources that accountants as well as auditors must adhere to in the preparation and examination of the financial statements of these entities.
Frequency: every other year
Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor

ACCT 1303 - COST ACCOUNTING 1
3 credits

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.
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: ACCT 0112

ACCT 1304 - FEDERAL INCOME TAX ACCOUNTING 1
3 credits

A comprehensive study of the federal income tax structure as it relates to individuals, single proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations with emphasis on accounting and tax planning issues.
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: ACCT 0112

ACCT 1310 - AUDITING
3 credits

Concepts, standards, and methods of auditing including the role of evidence, the importance of internal accounting controls, and the auditor’s report.
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: ACCT 0112

ACCT 1399 - ACCOUNTING INTERNSHIP
1-3 credits

Internship in accounting.
Frequency: fall and spring term
Prerequisites: Have earned at least 30 credits. GPA in major and overall of 2.50 or higher. Approval of faculty supervisor and academic dean.



Administration of Justice

ADMJ 0100 - SOCIETY AND THE LAW
3 credits

Every society regulates behavior, and the means (informal or formal) with which this is done varies according to level of social development. This course examines the regulation of behavior in primitive, transitional, and modern societies and traces the development of law and legal systems and their relationship to different characteristics of social development. The course examines legal jurisprudence and the application of the principles of these philosophies and explores how they have shaped legal action. Cross-listed with SOC 0474.
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: none

ADMJ 0500 - INTRODUCTION TO ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
3 credits

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.
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: none

ADMJ 0600 - INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINOLOGY
3 credits

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 nonpredatory 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.
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: none

ADMJ 0204 - POLICE AND SOCIETY
3 credits

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.
Frequency: As needed.
Prerequisites: None

ADMJ 0203 - PROBATION AND PAROLE
3 credits

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.
Frequency: As needed
Prerequisites: None



Africana Studies

AFRCNA 0031 - INTRODUCTION TO AFRICANA STUDIES
3 credits

This is a survey course for Africana Studies. An Afro-centric approach is used to review the eight basic subject areas of the multidisciplinary focus: Afro-American history, Afro-American religion, Afro-American creative productions, Afro-American politics, Afro-American economics, Afro-American social organizations, Afro-American psychology, and Afro-American education. Two alternative views are pursued: a theoretical review of the literature and a summation of the practical experiences of Afro-American life. (Satisfies CAS Historical Change/Foreign Cultures/International - Global or Non-Western Culture Requirement.) (Satisfies the Swanson School of Engineering Social Science Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB Cultures/Non-Western Requirement.)
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: none

AFRCNA 0629 - AFRO-AMERICAN HISTORY 1
3 credits

This course surveys the history of Afro-Americans from their African origins to their emancipation during the Civil War. Cross-listed with HIST 0670. (Satisfies CAS Historical Change Requirement.) (Satisfies the Swanson School of Engineering Social Science Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB History/Euro-American Requirement.)
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: none

AFRCNA 0630 - AFRO-AMERICAN HISTORY 2
3 credits

This course surveys the history of Afro-Americans from the time of the Civil War to the present. Cross-listed with HIST 0671. (Satisfies CAS Historical Change Requirement.) (Satisfies the Swanson School of Engineering Social Science Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB History/Euro-American Requirement.)
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: none

AFRCNA 0639 - HISTORY OF JAZZ
3 credits

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. Cross-listed with MUSIC 0711. (Satisfies CAS Arts Requirement.) (Satisfies the Swanson School of Engineering Humanities Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB Arts Requirement.)
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: none

AFRCNA 1725 - COMMUNITY HEALTH IN EAST AFRICA
3 credits

This course will provide a survey of the African continent and then focus on the culture, history and current situation in East Africa with a particular focus on Tanzania. Students in this course will develop a research proposal that they will then implement in Tanzania during the four weeks that they are studying abroad. The course will provide a culture area perspective and background to prepare the students for their study abroad experience.
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: none

AFRCNA 0150 - AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE
3 credits

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).
Frequency: Annually
Prerequisites: None



Anthropology

ANTH 0582 - INTRODUCTION TO ARCHEOLOGY
3 credits

A broad survey of archeology focusing on the basics of archeological excavation techniques, as well as a comprehensive survey of prehistory, including the origins of culture, the development of physically modern people, the spread of cultures, the rise of agricultural communities, and the rise of complex states. (Satisfies CAS Social Science Requirement.) (Satisfies Social Science Requirement for the Swanson School of Engineering.) (Satisfies UPB Cultures/Non-Western Requirement.
Frequency: every three years
Prerequisites: none

ANTH 0680 - INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY
3 credits

This course is designed to introduce the undergraduate to the issues, theories, and methods of physical anthropology. Beginning with a consideration of evolutionary, genetic, and geologic principles, the course goes on to examine the diversity of fossil and extant primates, including humans. Issues in anatomy, paleontology, and behavior will all be addressed. (Satisfies CAS Natural Science Requirement.) (Satisfies UPT AD Life Science Requirement, either independent or sequence, when taken prior to ANTH 1600, ANTH 1602, ANTH 1607, or BIOSC 1240.) (Satisfies the Swanson School of Engineering Social Science Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB Life Science Requirement.)
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: none

ANTH 0780 - INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
3 credits

Introduction to the broad range of human behavior and customs which have been labeled culture. Aims to broaden the student’s understanding of human beings by exposing them to other cultures and comparing those to American culture. (Satisfies CAS Social Science Requirement.) (Satisfies the Swanson School of Engineering Social Science Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB Cultures/Non-Western Requirement.)
Frequency: fall and spring term
Prerequisites: none

ANTH 1301 - PSYCHOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY
3 credits

The concepts of human nature, national character, and modal personality as used by anthropologists are explored. Explains methods of research such as family studies, dream analysis, interpretations of body language, and projective tests. Surveys cross-cultural studies of such topics as cognition, values and attitudes, male/female stereotypes, child rearing practices, alcoholism, mental disorders, and the impact of cultural change (urbanization and industrialization).
Frequency: every other year
Prerequisites: ANTH 0780 or PSY 0010 (UPB - ANTH 0101, PSY 0101)

ANTH 1602 - HUMAN SKELETAL ANALYSIS
4 credits

A lecture and laboratory course applicable to students of varied interests. Lectures cover such topics as skeletal growth; dental and skeletal pathologies; criteria for determining the sex and age of individuals; the importance of morphological variation as populational markers; induced skeletal alteration; laboratory techniques such as x-raying, measuring, and reconstructing skeletal remains. Students learn the human skeleton in detail. Cross-listed with BIOSC 1240. (Satisfies CAS Natural Science Requirement.) (Satisfies UPT AD Life Science Requirement Sequence Requirement when taken after ANTH 0680.) (Satisfies UPB Life Science Requirement.)
Frequency: every two years
Prerequisites: BIOSC 0160 or Anthropology

ANTH 1607 - PRIMATE BEHAVIOR
3 credits

This course takes a Darwinian approach to explaining the diversity in contemporary primate behavior and ecology. We stress the comparative method and seek to develop general principles of adaptation that will explain the taxonomic distribution of particular behavioral and ecological traits. (Satisfies CAS Natural Science Requirement.) (Satisfies UPT AD Life Science Sequence Requirement when taken after ANTH 0680.)
Frequency: every two years
Prerequisites: none

ANTH 1725 - COMMUNITY HEALTH IN EAST AFRICA
3 credits

This course will provide a survey of the African continent and then focus on the culture, history and current situation in East Africa with a particular focus on Tanzania. Students in this course will develop a research proposal that they will then implement in Tanzania during the four weeks that they are studying abroad. The course will provide a culture area perspective and background to prepare the students for their study abroad experience.
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: none

ANTH 1761 - PATIENTS AND HEALERS: MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY 1
3 credits

This course surveys the field of medical anthropology and its history within the discipline of anthropology as a whole, from the perspective of social-cultural theory. Topics dealt with include ethno medicine, ethnographic cases, cross-cultural studies of healing practices and connections between medicine and religion. Reference is also made to applied research in contemporary situations.
Frequency: every other year
Prerequisites: ANTH 0780

ANTH 1535 - BASIC ARCHEOLOGICAL FIELD TRAINING
6 credits

The University of Pittsburgh summer field training program in archaeology is conducted at various locations in Washington County, Pennsylvania. Features of the excavations include basic training in mapping, archaeological survey, excavation methods, soil analysis, data recording, and preliminary artifact analysis.
Frequency: 
Prerequisites: Department Consent Required.

ANTH 1540 - Special Topics in Archeology
3 credits

Topics covered vary greatly with instructor and term.
Frequency: 
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.



Astronomy

ASTRON 0089 - STARS, GALAXIES AND THE COSMOS
3 credits

This is a beginning course for nonscience students with an interest in astronomy. It will focus on constellations and objects in the evening sky, as well as explore our solar system and beyond in search of a better understanding of the universe in which we live. (Satisfies CAS Natural Science Requirement.) (Satisfies UPT AD Physical Science Requirement, either independent or sequence, when taken with other courses; see your advisor.) (Satisfies UPB Physical Science Requirement.)
Frequency: every other year
Prerequisites: none



Biology, Biological Sciences, Microbiology

BIOSC 0031 - MICROBIOLOGY
3 credits

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. Corequisite: BIOSC 0032. (Satisfies UPB Life Science Requirement.)
Frequency: fall term
Prerequisites: none

BIOSC 0032 - MICROBIOLOGY LAB
1 credits

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. Corequisite: BIOSC 0031.
Frequency: fall term
Prerequisites: none

BIOSC 0050 - FOUNDATIONS OF BIOLOGY LABORATORY 1
1 credits

An introduction to biology as an experimental science including basic concepts and laboratory techniques. Corequisite: BIOSC 0150. (Satisfies UPB Life Science Requirement.)
Frequency: fall and spring term
Prerequisites: none

BIOSC 0060 - FOUNDATIONS OF BIOLOGY LABORATORY 2
1 credits

An introduction to biology as an experimental science including basic concepts and laboratory techniques. Corequisite: BIOSC 0160. (Satisfies UPB Life Science Requirement.)
Frequency: fall and spring term
Prerequisites: BIOSC 0150

BIOSC 0096 - INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN BODY SYSTEMS
3 credits

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. Corequisite: BIOSC 0097. (Satisfies UPB Life Science Requirement.)
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: none

BIOSC 0097 - INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN BODY SYSTEMS LABORATORY
1 credits

Laboratory exercises designed to illustrate the principles of human structure and function. Corequisite: BIOSC 0096.
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: none

BIOSC 0150 - FOUNDATIONS OF BIOLOGY 1
3 credits

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. Corequisite: BIOSC 0050. (Satisfies CAS Natural Science Requirement.) (Satisfies UPT AD Life Science Requirement, either independent or sequence, when taken prior to BIOSC 0160.) (Satisfies UPB Life Science Requirement.)
Frequency: fall and spring term
Prerequisites: none

BIOSC 0160 - FOUNDATIONS OF BIOLOGY 2
3 credits

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.Corequisite: BIOSC 0060. (Satisfies CAS Natural Science Requirement.) (Satisfies UPT AD Life Science Requirement, either independent or sequence, when taken with BIOSC 0150.) (Satisfies UPB Life Science Requirement.)
Frequency: fall and spring term
Prerequisites: BIOSC 0150

BIOSC 0212 - HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 1
3 credits

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. Corequisite: BIOSC 0214. (Satisfies UPB Life Science Requirement.)
Frequency: fall and spring term
Prerequisites: none

BIOSC 0213 - HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 2
3 credits

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. Corequisite: BIOSC 0215. (Satisfies UPB Life Science Requirement.)
Frequency: fall and spring term
Prerequisites: BIOSC 0212.

BIOSC 0214 - HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY LABORATORY 1
1 credits

Laboratory exercises illustrating the anatomy and physiology of the human. Corequisite: BIOSC 0212.
Frequency: fall and spring term
Prerequisites: none

BIOSC 0215  - HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY LABORATORY 2
1 credits

Laboratory exercises illustrating the anatomy and physiology of the human. Prerequisite or corequisite: BIOSC 0213.
Frequency: fall and spring term
Prerequisites: BIOSC 0213

BIOSC 0350 - GENETICS
3 credits

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. Corequisite: BIOSC 0351. (Satisfies UPB Life Science Requirement.)
Frequency: spring term
Prerequisites: BIOSC 0160 and CHEM 0120

BIOSC 0351 - GENETICS LABORATORY
1 credits

Laboratory exercises designed to illustrate the major principles of genetics. Corequisite: BIOSC 0350.
Frequency: spring term
Prerequisites: BIOSC 0160 and CHEM 0120

BIOSC 0370 - ECOLOGY
3 credits

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. Corequisite: BIOSC 0390. (Satisfies UPB Life Science Requirement.)
Frequency: fall term
Prerequisites: BIOSC 0160

BIOSC 0390 - ECOLOGY LABORATORY
1 credits

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. Corequisite: BIOSC 0370. (Satisfies UPB Life Science Requirement.)
Frequency: fall term
Prerequisites: BIOSC 0060

BIOSC 0800 - BIOLOGY FOR NONMAJORS 1
3 credits

At an ever-increasing pace, issues of biological relevance are confronting the citizenry of this country and the world. Ranging from personal, through political to global, these issues require that individuals have at least a rudimentary knowledge of basic biological phenomena in order for them to make informed decisions. The major goal of this course is to provide students with the intellectual tools with which they may approach these issues as they are confronted by them. Topics include cells, cellular respiration, genetics, DNA transcription and translation, and anatomy and physiology. No credit for this course after receiving credit for BIOSC 0150 or 0160. (Satisfies CAS Natural Science Requirement.) (Satisfies UPT AD Life Science Requirement, either independent or sequence, when taken with BIOSC 0810.) (Satisfies UPB Life Science Requirement.)
Frequency: every other year
Prerequisites: none

BIOSC 0810 - BIOLOGY FOR NONMAJORS 2
3 credits

At an ever increasing pace, issues of biological relevance are confronting the citizenry of this country and the world. Ranging from personal, through political to global, these issues require that individuals have at least a rudimentary knowledge of basic biological phenomena in order for them to make informed decisions. The major goal of this course is to provide students (citizens) with the intellectual tools with which they may approach these issues as they are confronted by them. Topics include an overview of life (taxonomy and systematic classification), photosynthesis, evolution, and ecology. No credit for this course after receiving credit for BIOSC 0150 or 0160. (Satisfies CAS Natural Science Requirement.) (Satisfies UPT AD Life Science Requirement, either independent or sequence, when taken with BIOSC 0800.) (Satisfies UPB Life Science Requirement.)
Frequency: every other year
Prerequisites: none

BIOSC 0820 - ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
3 credits

A course for non-science 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. (Satisfies UPB Physical Science Requirement.)
Frequency: every other year
Prerequisites: none

BIOSC 1000 - BIOCHEMISTRY
3 credits

he 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. (Satisfies UPB Life or Physical Science Requirement.)
Frequency: spring term
Prerequisites: CHEM 0320, 0340 and BIOSC 0160.

BIOSC 1104 - HISTORY OF GENETICS IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC
3 credits

A Study Abroad course during which students will learn about one facet of the history of the life Science through an in-depth study of the life and work of Johann Gregor Mendel. Mendel, popularly known as the father of genetics, was a member of the Augustinian Monastery in Brno, Moravia, now in the Czech Republic. Mendel sent genetic study in a new direction when he applied his training in physics, mathematics, and statistics to his analyses of genetic crosses. On this trip students will be able to see the site of Mendel’s work at the Augustinian Monastery, his garden, the location of his greenhouse, his library, and his church. Our students will visit the Brno Technical School, where Mendel presented the results of his extensive study on the garden pea to the membership of the Brno Natural Science Society in February and March 1865. Students will visit Mendel’s grave in the Central Cemetery, Brno. Moravia has a long history of selective breeding of agricultural plants and animals. Immersion in the environment and contact with the people will bring Mendel and his accomplishments to life. Students will be required to participate in a series of web-based activities, including reading the English translation of Mendel’s paper, and to complete a 3‑5 page research review (either via the Internet or library research) on an approved topic. Students will be in contact with the instructor while working on their research review. During the travel, each student will also be required to keep a daily journal.
Frequency: every two years, summer
Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor

BIOSC 1240 - HUMAN SKELETAL ANALYSIS
4 credits

A lecture and laboratory course applicable to students of varied interests. Lectures cover such topics as skeletal growth; dental and skeletal pathologies; criteria for determining the sex and age of individuals; the importance of morphological variation as populational markers; induced skeletal alteration; laboratory techniques such as x-raying, measuring, and reconstructing skeletal remains. Students learn the human skeleton in detail. Cross-listed with ANTH 1602. (Satisfies CAS Natural Science Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB Life Science Requirement.)
Frequency: every other year
Prerequisites: BIOSC 0160 or Anthropology

BIOSC 1380 - GLOBAL ECOLOGY
3 credits

This is a study abroad course which addresses areas of major environmental concerns after a foundation in selected ecological principles is established. The course is a retrospective review of the "environmental state of the world" and a consideration of pathways leading to possible solutions. The course is taught by lecture and field laboratories in Costa Rica at LaSuerte Biological Field Station.
Frequency: summer term
Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor

BIOSC 1450 - HISTOLOGY
4 credits

This lecture/lab course will show how embryonic rudiments build or gain and how tissues and cell types interact to produce the functional systems in the adult. The course covers descriptive, comparative, and experimental histology, but emphasizes the diversity of tissues in organs, and the differentiation of cell types. This course includes a laboratory component that must be taken with the lecture.
Frequency: Spring Term
Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in BIOSC 0160 and BIOSC 0060.

BIOSC 0100 - Preparation for Biology
3 credits

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 recitations will explore topics covered in lecture in more depth and integrate problem solving and study skills. Some lab exercises will be included in the recitation period to re-einforce the lecture topics by giving students the opportunity to investigate the experimental aspect of biology. The lab exercises and assignments will focus on basic math and writing skills.
Frequency: As needed
Prerequisites: None.



Business

BUS 0102 - PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT
3 credits

An introduction to the systems philosophy used in managing business and industry. Includes discussions of values, attitudes, and employee and organizational development.
Frequency: fall and spring term
Prerequisites: none

BUS 0103 - INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS
3 credits

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.
Frequency: fall and spring term
Prerequisites: none

BUS 0106 - BUSINESS LAW
3 credits

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.
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: none

BUS 0107 - SALES MANAGEMENT
3 credits

Sales managers recruit, select, train, compensate and motivate others. They develop budgets, make sales forecasts, and assign quotas. They must coordinate sales promotions, advertising, and publicity and provide their sales force with adequate support and selling tools.
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: none

BUS 0108 - SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
3 credits

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.
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: none

BUS 0109 - PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT
3 credits

Views the production function in terms of a planning and control system within an organization. Emphasis is on models for the planning and control of inventories, work force, quality, and equipment.
Frequency: every other year
Prerequisites: none

BUS 0112 - RETAIL MANAGEMENT
3 credits

Introduces students to the field of retailing, where they study store location and layout, organizational structure, retail personnel management, merchandising practices and procedures, promotional activities, etc.
Frequency: every two years
Prerequisites: none

BUS 0120 - REAL ESTATE FUNDAMENTALS
2 credits

Surveys the fundamental branches of the real estate business and its practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Includes discussions of contracts, real estate finance, and the concepts of ownership, brokerage, and valuation. Also considers the rules, laws, and regulations affecting the real estate business in Pennsylvania. Serves as the foundation for subsequent courses in real estate. It specifically provides a foundation for real estate practice, which will consider these subjects in more detail.
Frequency: every two years
Prerequisites: none

BUS 0125 - REAL ESTATE PRACTICE
2 credits

Provides more in-depth development of the conceptual base established in real estate fundamentals and, within the framework of real estate transactions, provides practical work experience with the various forms and documents used in most real estate transactions involving the sale, financing, and transfer of ownership in real estate, including related mathematics.
Frequency: every two years
Prerequisites: BUS 0120

BUS 0130 - GRANT WRITING PROJECT MANAGEMENT
3 credits

Methods to successfully obtain and manage grant monies will be reviewed. Tracking and monitoring projects with project management tools will also be covered.
Frequency: every two years
Prerequisites: none

BUS 0135 - GOVERNANCE AND LEADERSHIP OF NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
3 credits

Introductory concepts for effective management and organization of fund-raising, volunteer organizations, board of directors, administration, and staff.
Frequency: every two years
Prerequisites: none

BUS 1104 - WORKING IN NEW MARKET ECONOMIES: CZECH REPUBLIC
3 credits

A Study Abroad course in which students learn about entrepreneurship in an environment that has only recently become a free market economy. Czechoslovakia gained its freedom from the Soviet Union in 1989 and split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia in 1993. Much of the last 10 years has been spent developing internal infrastructure and moving toward integration into the global economy. For example, in 2004, the Czech Republic joined the European Union and began to use the Euro. All of these are exciting developments for business and create an environment that is ripe for many entrepreneurial ventures. Students will select a potential market sector niche in the Czech Republic to research (approved and supervised by the instructor). This will begin prior to the study abroad experience and continue with direct observation, inquiry, and research during the study abroad experience. Much of the study abroad experience will focus on Prague, the capital and largest city in the Czech Republic, with side trips to other locations. Visits are planned to at least one existing business; the Prague Stock Exchange, The Czech National Bank Exhibits, The Ministry of Industry and Trade, and one or more universities. Students will prepare a 5-10 page business plan for their selected market sector/niche upon completion of the study abroad experience.
Frequency: every two years, summer
Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor

BUS 1111 - CORPORATE FINANCE
3 credits

An introductory finance course designed for basic understanding of business finance and investments. It covers financial institutions, markets, investments, and business financing.
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: ACCT 0111

BUS 1301 - PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING
3 credits

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.
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: ACCT 0111

BUS 1305 - HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
3 credits

An introduction to the responsibilities of the supervisor in managing the human resources of the organization including the organization of work, staffing, developing human resources, creating a favorable work environment, labor relations, and employee performance appraisal.
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: BUS 0103

BUS 1399 - BUSINESS MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP
1-3 credits

Internship in business management.
Frequency: fall and spring term
Prerequisites: Have earned 30 credits. GPA in major and overall of 2.50 or higher. Approval of faculty supervisor and academic dean.

FIN 1301 - CORPORATE FINANCE
3 credits

The focus of the course is on the role of the financial manager in maximizing value of the firm. It includes financial decision making within a business firm: financial planning, working capital management, capital budgeting, cost of capital determination, and characteristics and valuation of securities.
Frequency: every three years
Prerequisites: ACCT 0112 and MATH 0031

FIN 1401 - INTERNATIONAL FINANCE
3 credits

Examines the financial function from the standpoint of a multinational corporation. Course focuses on the balance of payments process, the mechanics of foreign exchange markets, corporate management of foreign exchange exposure, and capital budgeting at the international level. International financial markets are also examined.
Frequency: every other year
Prerequisites: ACCT 0111 (UPB - ACCT 0201 or ENTR 0201, ECON 0204.)

HRM 1301 - HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
3 credits

Provides an introduction to the field of personnel/human resource management and investigates the role of the personnel manager in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors. A variety of personnel functions and procedures are examined, including: HR planning, job analysis performance appraisal, personnel selection, orientation, training and development, compensation and benefits, labor-management relations, Civil Service Systems, EEO/AA, and the impact of legislation on the personnel function.
Frequency: every three years
Prerequisites: BUS 0102 (UPB – MGMT 0101.)

MGMT 1301 - ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
3 credits

This course explains fundamental tasks, processes, and dynamics common to all organizations, with emphasis on behavioral science applications. Focus is on individual, interpersonal, and group behavior within organizations and the interplay of human, technological, and structural factors.
Frequency: every three years
Prerequisites: BUS 0103 (UPB -- MGMT 0101.)

MGMT 1401 - BUSINESS IN SOCIETY AND THE INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENT
3 credits

The objective of the course is to provide future managers with an understanding of the external environment affecting organizations and the role of organizations in society. Particular attention will be paid to the interactions between American companies and the international environment and business ethics and corporate social responsibility.
Frequency: every two years
Prerequisites: BUS 1301 (UPB - MRKT 1301.)

MGMT 1451 - CAPSTONE: MANAGEMENT POLICY
3 credits

An integrating course coordinating concepts from the functional business fields into overall organizational plans and strategies. A computer-assisted management simulation is an integral part of the course. Numerous cases are analyzed.
Frequency: spring term
Prerequisites: completion of all required core business management courses

MIS 1308 - BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS
3 credits

A survey of modern business computer information systems. Systems include decision support systems, management information systems, transaction processing systems, executive information systems, strategic information systems, and expert systems. Other topics covered include: end-user computing, systems analysis and design, information resource management and planning, telecommunications, privacy, and emerging information technologies.
Frequency: every three years
Prerequisites: CS 0135 (UPB CS 0103/MIS 0103.)

MIS 1311 - ELECTRONIC COMMERCE
3 credits

Electronic commerce will be studied using cases, lectures, readings, and Internet site evaluations. Student teams will give presentations analyzing individual websites, including a detailed analysis and evaluation of the business model being used.
Frequency: every three years
Prerequisites: none

MRKT 1303 - SALES AND SALES MANAGEMENT
3 credits

Sales managers recruit, select, train, compensate, and motivate others. They develop budgets, make sales forecasts, and assign quotas. They must coordinate sales promotion, advertising, and publicity and provide their sales force with adequate support and selling tools. Cases are used in most class sessions. Prerequisite or corequisite: BUS 1301 (UPB MRKT 1301.)
Frequency: every three years
Prerequisites: BUS 1301 (UPB MRKT 1301.)

BUS 1398 - BUSINESS SPECIAL TOPICS
1 credits

An independent study course for students desiring to pursue in greater depth a specific set of business problems or functions to which they have been introduced in other business courses. The course involves directed reading and research under guidance of a full-time faculty member.
Frequency: 
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

BUS 0303 - INTEGRATIVE MANAGEMENT: THEORY AND APPLICATION
3 credits

This capstone business management course (for the AS degree in Business Management) emphasizes effective, efficient, and ethical decision-making across the functional areas of business using the concepts studied, and knowledge and skills gained, in other business courses.
Frequency: Annually
Prerequisites: Prereq: ACCT 0111, ACCT 0112, BUS 0102, BUS 1111, ECON 0110, ENGCMP 0200, MATH 0031, and either CS 0131 or BIS 0003 or BIS 0004 Prereq or Co-req: BUS 0106, BUS 0108, BUS 1301, STAT 1000



Business Information Systems

BIS 0015 - HARDWARE MAINTENANCE AND SOFTWARE SUPPORT
3 credits

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.
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: CS 0131.

BIS 0019 - INTRODUCTION TO GRAPHIC DESIGN
3 credits

Introduces students to desktop publishing software, scanning software, and software used to enhance scanned images.
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: CS 0131.

BIS 0020 - INTERNET AND E-COMMERCE
3 credits

Covers the history and evolution of the Internet, using browsers and e-mail, searching the Web, FTP, Chat, plug-ins, and other appropriate topics. In addition, the role of the Internet, Intranets, and Internet tools in business and the effective application of these technologies in business are reviewed.
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: CS 0131.

BIS 0180 - DATABASE DESIGN
3 credits

Course 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. Cross-listed with CS 0180.
Frequency: every other year
Prerequisites: CS 0131

BIS 0182 - PROGRAMMING WITH VISUAL BASIC
3 credits

Programming concepts will be introduced and reinforced with program development, testing and piloting of programs. Emphasis will be on designing programs to provide solutions to business needs. Cross-listed with CS 0182.
Frequency: every other year
Prerequisites: CS 0131

BIS 1310 - INFORMATION SYSTEMS DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT
3 credits

Reviews theories and practical methods to design and develop computer information systems. This would include investigation of the existing system(s), writing proposals, input design, processing methods, and output design. Hands-on uses of an aid in designing systems (flowcharting software, case tools, etc) are included.
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: CS 0131.

BIS 1317 - NETWORK AND OPERATING SYSTEMS
3 credits

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.)
Frequency: every two years
Prerequisites: None

BIS 1318 - ADVANCED NETWORKING
3 credits

Advanced networking concepts are introduced and applied. Topics covered include design, installation, analysis, optimization, and support of Windows Server in a multi-domain environment. Integration of multiple client platforms will also be reviewed. (Satisfactory completion helps prepare students for one or more MCSE exams.)
Frequency: every two years
Prerequisites: BIS 1317.

BIS 1399 - BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS INTERNSHIP
1-3 credits

Internship in business information systems.
Frequency: fall and spring term
Prerequisites: Have earned 30 credits. GPA in major and overall of 2.50 or higher. Approval of faculty supervisor and academic dean.



Chemistry

CHEM 0106 - CHEMISTRY OF THE ENVIRONMENT
3 credits

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.
Frequency: fall term
Prerequisites: none

CHEM 0110 - GENERAL CHEMISTRY 1
4 credits

A basic college chemistry course for science, engineering, and medical professions majors. Emphasizes stoichiometry, gas laws, atomic theory, thermochemistry, and solutions. Prerequisite or Corequisite: MATH 0031. (Satisfies CAS Natural Science Requirement.) (Satisfies UPT AD Physical Science Requirement, either independent or sequence, when taken prior to CHEM 0120 or CHEM 0810.) (Satisfies UPB Physical Science Requirement.)
Frequency: fall term
Prerequisites: MATH 0031.

CHEM 0120 - GENERAL CHEMISTRY 2
4 credits

A continuation of CHEM 0110, which covers solutions, solid state, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, kinetics, nuclear chemistry, and all phases of equilibrium. (Satisfies CAS Natural Science Requirement.) (Satisfies UPT AD Physical Science Requirement, either independent or sequence, when taken with CHEM 0110.) (Satisfies UPB Physical Science Requirement.)
Frequency: spring term
Prerequisites: CHEM 0110

CHEM 0250 - INTRODUCTORY ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
3 credits

This course is concerned with the rigorous treatment of equilibria that are of analytical importance and with an introduction into electroanalytical methods, emission and absorption spectrophotometry, and modern separation methods, particularly chromatography. (Satisfies UPB Physical Science Requirement.)
Frequency: spring term
Prerequisites: CHEM 0120

CHEM 0260 - INTRODUCTORY ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY
1 credits

The primary objectives of this course are to introduce the student to current analytical methods and to cultivate sound experimental technique. Laboratory work includes ion-exchange separations, complexometric and potentiometric acid-base titrations, and absorption spectrophotometry. Corequisite: CHEM 0250.
Frequency: spring term
Prerequisites: none

CHEM 0310 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 1
3 credits

An introduction to organic molecules through the study of isomerism, reaction mechanisms, and syntheses. Corequisite: CHEM 0330.
Frequency: fall term
Prerequisites: CHEM 0120

CHEM 0320 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 2
3 credits

A continuation of CHEM 0310 with complex molecules of biological interest stressed near the end of this course. Corequisite: CHEM 0340.
Frequency: spring term
Prerequisites: CHEM 0310

CHEM 0330 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY 1
1 credits

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. Corequisite: CHEM 0310.
Frequency: fall term
Prerequisites: none

CHEM 0340 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY 2
1 credits

The second term organic lab course provides students with an opportunity to carry out important synthetic schemes and characterize the products using techniques mastered in Chem 0330. Students will gain experience using library resources and developing skills in computer based molecular modeling. Corequisite: CHEM 0320.
Frequency: spring term
Prerequisites: CHEM 0330

CHEM 0910 - CHEMICAL PRINCIPLES FOR THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS
4 credits

A one-term lecture and laboratory course covering general and biological chemistry, designed primarily for students preparing for nursing or another health-related profession. Course covers aspects of general chemistry including atomic structure and bonding and chemical equilibria. A brief introduction to organic chemistry including physical properties and representative reactions of common functional groups is followed by the chemistry of the major classes of biomolecules and metabolism. Prerequisite or corequisite: Math 0031, there are no chemistry prerequisites for this course. (Satisfies CAS Natural Science Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB Life or Physical Science Requirement.)
Frequency: fall term
Prerequisites: Math 0031

CHEM 0197 - Undergraduate Research
1 credit credits

Chemistry 0197 is an elective course where a research project is carried out under the direction of a member of the chemistry faculty, or in rare cases, under the direction of a mentor external to the Chemistry Department. A student enrolling in the 1-credit CHEM 0197 course should expect to dedicate a minimum of five hours per week to their research project. CHEM 0197 is not restricted to chemistry majors and can only be taken one time for credit.
Frequency: Fall and Spring Terms
Prerequisites: Completion of CHEM 0120 with a C or better.

CHEM 0100 - PREPARATION GENERAL CHEMISTRY
3 credits

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.
Frequency: Annually
Prerequisites: None



Classics

CLASS 0010 - GREEK CIVILIZATION
3 credits

Introduction to various aspects of the culture and thought of Ancient Greece. Topics include Homeric epic, lyric poetry, tragedy, comedy, history, and philosophy. (Satisfies CAS Foreign Culture/International - Regional Requirement.) (Satisfies the Swanson School of Engineering Humanities Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB Cultures/Euro-American Requirement.)
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: none

CLASS 0020 - ROMAN CIVILIZATION
3 credits

Introduction to various aspects of the culture and thought of Ancient Rome. Topics include the rise of Rome to world domination, the Roman constitution during the Republic, the Roman Empire, and the early history of the Christian Church. (Satisfies CAS Foreign Culture/International - Regional Requirement.) (Satisfies the Swanson School of Engineering Humanities Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB History/Euro-American Requirement.)
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: none

CLASS 1130 - CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY AND LITERATURE
3 credits

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. (Satisfies CAS Second Literature, Arts, or Creative Expression or Foreign Culture/International - Regional Requirement.) (Satisfies the Swanson School of Engineering Humanities Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB Literature Requirement.)
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: none

CLASS 1430 - ORIGINS OF CHRISTIANITY
3 credits

An historical investigation of Christian origins against the backdrop of both the Greco-Roman and Jewish worlds. Cross-listed with HIST 1775 and RELGST 1120. (Satisfies CAS Historical Change or Foreign Culture/International - Regional Requirement.) (Satisfies the Swanson School of Engineering Humanities Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB History/Euro-American Requirement.)
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: none



Communication

COMMRC 0520 - PUBLIC SPEAKING
3 credits

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. (Satisfies CAS Second Literature, Arts, or Creative Expression Requirement)(Satisfies the Swanson School of Engineering Social Science Requirement)
Frequency: fall and spring term
Prerequisites: none

COMMRC 0530 - INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
3 credits

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.(Satisfies the Swanson School of Engineering Social Science Requirement.
Frequency: fall and spring term
Prerequisites: none

COMM 0101 - INTRO TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION
3 credits

An introduction survey course designed to familiarize students with the many contexts of human communication, such as interpersonal, small-group, organizational, public speaking and media communication.
Frequency: As needed
Prerequisites: None

COMM 0205 - SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
3 credits

Designed to help students improve leadership and membership skills within the small group environment. A major research project is required.
Frequency: As needed.
Prerequisites: None

COMM 0201 - MASS MEDIA AND SOCIETY
3 credits

Survey of the role of the mass media in American society and exploration of the uses of these media in public relations. Special emphasis will be given to methods of examining the control, content, audience, and effects of the press, radio, television, and motion pictures.
Frequency: As needed.
Prerequisites: None



Computer Science

CS 0131 - SOFTWARE FOR PERSONAL COMPUTING
3 credits

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.
Frequency: every term
Prerequisites: none

CS 0134 - WEB SITE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT
3 credits

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, Dream Weaver, or other software tools.
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: CS 0131.

CS 0135 - ADVANCED SOFTWARE FOR PERSONAL COMPUTING
3 credits

Advanced study of the application and efficient use of software tools. Advanced Word, advanced Excel, Access, PowerPoint, basic Publisher, and basic Front Page will be reviewed.
Frequency: every term
Prerequisites: CS 0131.

CS 0180 - DATABASE DESIGN
3 credits

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. Cross-listed with BIS 0180.
Frequency: every other year
Prerequisites: CS 0131

CS 0182 - PROGRAMMING WITH VISUAL BASIC
3 credits

Programming concepts will be introduced and reinforced with program development, testing and piloting of programs. Emphasis will be on designing programs to provide solutions to business needs. Cross-listed with BIS 0182.
Frequency: every other year
Prerequisites: CS 0131

CS 0185 - INTRODUCTION TO JAVA PROGRAMMING
3 credits

Java is an object-oriented programming language that is widely used on the Internet/World Wide Web. The student learns to use Java to create and manipulate Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs), including the use of animation and graphics. Java applets are created and embedded into Web (HTML) pages. This is an introductory course that requires no prior knowledge of programming.
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: CS 0131

CS 0401 - INTERMEDIATE PROGRAMMING USING JAVA
4 credits

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.
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: Computer programming experience is recommended

CS 0441 - DISCRETE STRUCTURES FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE
3 credits

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 COE 0441. (Satisfies CAS Quantitative and Formal Reasoning Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB Mathematics and Computational Science Requirement.)
Frequency: every two years
Prerequisites: MATH 0031

CS 0007 - Introduction to Computer Programming
3 credits

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 CAS Algebra or Quantitative and Formal Reasoning Requirement.)
Frequency: Annually
Prerequisites: None.

CS 0334 - INTER WEB SITE DESIGN & DEVELOP
3 credits

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.
Frequency: As needed.
Prerequisites: CS 0007 or CS 0134 or permission of instructor.

CS 1399 - COMPUTER SCIENCE INTERNSHIP
1-3 credits

Practical experience in computer science in a professional setting. Work is directed by the employer and evaluated jointly with the faculty supervisor.
Frequency: As needed.
Prerequisites: Department Consent Required



Economics

ECON 0100 - INTRODUCTION TO MICROECONOMIC THEORY
3 credits

A foundation course in economics covering microeconomic concepts, theories, and analytical tools which can be used in other branches of economics or business. (Satisfies CAS Social Science Requirement.) (Satisfies the Swanson School of Engineering Social Science Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB Economics Requirement.)
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: MATH 0031.

ECON 0110 - INTRODUCTION TO MACROECONOMIC THEORY
3 credits

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. (Satisfies CAS Social Science Requirement.) (Satisfies the Swanson School of Engineering Social Science Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB Economics Requirement.)
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: MATH 0031.

ECON 0140 - INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL ECONOMY
3 credits

Interdisciplinary introduction to economics intended mainly for non-majors, especially political science. The syllabus includes market and macroeconomic theories and relationships between political and economic processes. Though less tool oriented than other introductory treatments, the topical developments are not superficial. (Satisfies the Swanson School of Engineering Social Science Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB Economics Requirement.)
Frequency: every other year
Prerequisites: none

ECON 0200 - GAME THEORY PRINCIPLES
3 credits

This course introduces the basic concepts of game theory. The emphasis is on the unifying perspective that game theory offers to questions in economics, other disciplines, and everyday life. The course draws on a wide range of substantive and intellectually stimulating applications of game theory across areas in economics, other disciplines, and beyond. It will enable students to view social interactions as strategic games, to use game theoretic concepts to predict behavior in these interactions, and to conceive of ways in which altering the game affects social outcomes. (Satisfies CAS Social Science and Quantitative and Formal Reasoning Requirements.)(Satisfies Swanson School of Engineering Social Science Requirement.)
Frequency: every other year
Prerequisites: none

ECON 0206 - INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMICS
3 credits

The theories and techniques of price and output. Topics include the theory and measurement of demand, production functions, cost output relationships, pricing practices in competitive and oligopolistic markets, the roles of prices and profit in resource allocation, and the functioning of a decentralized economic system.
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: ECON 0100, a statistics course, CS 0135 (or equivalent), MATH 0031.

ECON 0230 - PUBLIC FINANCE 13
 credits

The objectives of this course are to illustrate how basic economic principles can be used to determine the economic effects of government expenditure and tax policies; to develop the studentsâ ability to analyze issues and to recognize the value judgments which lie behind various positions taken in current policy debates. (Satisfies the Swanson School of Engineering Social Science Requirement.)
Frequency: every three years
Prerequisites: ECON 0100

ECON 0280 - INTRODUCTION TO MONEY & BANKING
3 credits

The course is directed toward giving the student an insight into the role that monetary policy and financial markets play in the economy. It will cover both the theoretical and institutional aspects of banking necessary to function successfully in the business world. One objective of the course is to give the student the ability to analyze and appraise critically the monetary policy of the Federal Reserve System. (Satisfies the Swanson School of Engineering Social Science Requirement.)
Frequency: every three years
Prerequisites: ECON 0110.

ECON 0450 - ECONOMICS OF TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE
3 credits

This course focuses on the process of technological change. Topics include the historical development of technology, the economic analysis of technological change, case studies of specific nations and products and public policy issues linked to technological change. Prerequisites or corequisites: ECON 0100 or ECON 0110. (Satisfies CAS Foreign Culture/International - Comparative or Non-Western Culture Requirement.)(Satisfies the Swanson School of Engineering Social Science Requirement.)
Frequency: every other year
Prerequisites: ECON 0100 or ECON 0110

ECON 0451 - ECONOMICS OF TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE – IFTA
1 credits

This course focuses on the process of technological change via a cases study of a particular country. Topics include the historical development of technology, the economic analysis of technological change, a case study of a specific nation and products, and public policy issues linked to technological change. Prerequisite or corequisite: ECON 0450.
Frequency: every other year
Prerequisites: ECON 0450

ECON 0500 - INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
3 credits

Provides an introduction to International Economics. Half the topics are pure theory, half International Monetary Economics. Topics from the real world are analyzed. Topics include alternative pure trade theories; effects of trade barriers; US commercial policy; forms or regional integration; balance of payments; elimination of balance payments disequilibrium; international monetary systems. (Satisfies CAS Foreign Culture/International â Comparative Requirement.)
Frequency: every other year
Prerequisites: Econ 0100 and Econ 0110



Electrical and Computer Engineering

ECE 0132 - DIGITAL LOGIC
3 credits

An introduction to digital systems, Boolean algebra, minimization of logic functions, and combinational and sequential circuit design. Cross-listed with COE 0132.
Frequency: every two years
Prerequisites: PHYS 0175 and MATH 0230

ECE 0142 - COMPUTER ORGANIZATION
3 credits

A course covering such topics as digital computer data representation, instruction formats, control, memory and input-output units, microprocessors, and minicomputers. Cross-listed with COE 0142.
Frequency: every two years
Prerequisites: ECE 0132 or COE 0132



Engineering

ENGR 0011 - ENGINEERING ANALYSIS
3 credits

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: annually
Prerequisites: none

ENGR 0012 - INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING COMPUTING
3 credits

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. Corequisite: ENGR 0082.
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: ENGR 0011

ENGR 0081 - FRESHMAN SEMINAR 1
0 credits

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: annually
Prerequisites: none

ENGR 0082 - FRESHMAN SEMINAR 2
0 credits

An in-depth orientation in the various areas of engineering and related fields of employment. Includes small group meetings with departmental representatives and academic advisors. A formal departmental choice is made at the conclusion of these courses. Corequisite: ENGR 0012.
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: ENGR 0081



Computer Engineering

COE 0132 - DIGITAL LOGIC
3 credits

An introduction to digital systems, Boolean algebra, minimization of logic functions, and combinational and sequential circuit design. Cross-listed with ECE 0132.
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: PHYS 0175 and MATH 0230

COE 0142 - COMPUTER ORGANIZATION
3 credits

A course covering such topics as digital computer data representation, instruction formats, control, memory and input-output units, microprocessors, and minicomputers. Cross-listed with ECE 0142.
Frequency: every two years
Prerequisites: ECE 0132 or COE 0132

COE 0401 - INTERMEDIATE PROGRAMMING USING JAVA
4 credits

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.
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: Computer programming experience is recommended

COE 0441 - DISCRETE STRUCTURES FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE
3 credits

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.
Frequency: every two years
Prerequisites: MATH 0031



English Composition

ENGCMP 0150 - WORKSHOP IN COMPOSITION
3 credits

This is a course designed for students with writing weaknesses. Involves frequent writing aimed at developing college-level composition skills. Includes reviews of grammar, punctuation, and syntax. Placement by SATs or written examination. (Satisfies CAS Workshop in Composition Requirement.)
Frequency: every term
Prerequisites: none

ENGCMP 0200 - SEMINAR IN COMPOSITION
3 credits

A general course in college-level composition which examines the nature and use of writing. Working from written sources, the student learns how to define and develop a subject, and how to organize and present material using various modes of writing. Placement by SATs or written examination. (Satisfies CAS Seminar in Composition Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB Written Literacy Requirement.)
Frequency: every term
Prerequisites: none

ENGCMP 0211 - LIBRARY RESEARCH METHODS
1 credits

This course 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: ENGCMP 0200.
Frequency: every two years
Prerequisites: Pre- or Co-Requisite: ENGCMP 0200

ENGCMP 0400 - WRITTEN PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION
3 credits

In this course students examine contexts for and rhetorical dimensions of professional writing. Major assignments include career materials (resume and cover letter), standard forms and formats of professional and business correspondence, a case study, a proposal, a report, and a group project. At least one assignment will include research and analysis and be a minimum length of ten pages. As the weeks progress students will explore the nature of professionalism, characteristics of the professional situation, and common features and efforts of professional discourse. Placement by SATs or written examination. (Satisfies CAS Wâcourse Requirement.) (Satisfies the Swanson School of Engineering W Requirement only; does not fulfill the Humanities or Social Science Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB Written Literacy Requirement.)
Frequency: fall and spring term
Prerequisites: ENGCMP 0200

ENGCMP 0440 - CRITICAL WRITING
3 credits

Uses materials drawn from disciplines to teach the student to think and write critically and analytically in clear, explicit, well-written prose. Placement by SATs or written examination. (Satisfies CAS Seminar in Composition Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB Written Literacy Requirement.)
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: ENGCMP 0200

ENG 0101 - ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1
3 credits

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.
Frequency: Fall and Spring semesters
Prerequisites: None

ENG 0102 - ENGLISH COMPOSITION 2
3 credits

This is an extension of the skills mastered in ENG 0101. This course focuses on the processes of researching, writing, and presenting a term paper.
Frequency: Fall and Spring semesters
Prerequisites: PREQ: Completion of ENG 0101

ENG 0100 - INTRODUCTION TO COLLEGE COMPOSITION
3 credits

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.
Frequency: Every term.
Prerequisites: None.



English Film

ENGFLM 0400 - INTRODUCTION TO FILM
3 credits

This is a basic course on the visual arts that offers the student a broad introduction to the medium of film. As part of this overview, the class will consider such issues as: The process of contemporary film production and distribution; the nature of basic film forms; selected approaches to film criticism; comparisons between film and the other media. (Satisfies CAS Arts.)
Frequency: every three years
Prerequisites: none



English Literature

ENGLIT 0315 - READING POETRY
3 credits

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. (Satisfies CAS Literature Requirement.) (Satisfies the Swanson School of Engineering Humanities Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB Literature Requirement.)
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: Pre-Requisite: C- or better in ENGCMP 0150

ENGLIT 0325 - SHORT STORY IN CONTEXT
3 credits

This course studies the short story as a specific literary genre. (Satisfies CAS First-Level Literature Requirement.) (Satisfies the Swanson School of Engineering Humanities Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB Literature Requirement.)
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: Pre-Requisite: C- or better in ENGCMP 0150

ENGLIT 0354 - WORDS AND IMAGES
3 credits

This course explores the relationships between language and images. It studies how we describe and understand visual images and how they help us understand qualities that could not easily be defined otherwise. It considers how images function in literary texts and other writers as well as the unconventional images found in dreams, ads, and popular prints, etc. (Satisfies CAS First-Level Literature Requirement.) (Satisfies the Swanson School of Engineering Humanities Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB Literature Requirement.)
Frequency: fall term
Prerequisites: Pre-Requisite: C- or better in ENGCMP 0150

ENGLIT 0370 - LITERATURE AND IDEAS
3 credits

This course 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. (Satisfies CAS First-Level Literature Requirement.) (Satisfies the Swanson School of Engineering Humanities Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB Literature Requirement.)
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: Pre-requisite: C- or better in ENGCMP 0150

ENGLIT 0570 - AMERICAN TRADITIONS IN LITERATURE
3 credits

A survey of American literature from the 1620s to the present with special emphasis on the 19th century. (Satisfies CAS First-Level Literature Requirement.) (Satisfies the Swanson School of Engineering Humanities Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB Literature Requirement.)
Frequency: every two years
Prerequisites: Pre-Requisite: C- or better in ENGCMP 0150

ENGLIT 0580 - INTRODUCTION TO SHAKESPEARE
3 credits

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. (Satisfies CAS First-Level Literature Requirement.) (Satisfies the Swanson School of Engineering Humanities Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB Literature Requirement.)
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: Pre-Requisite: C- or better in ENGCMP 0150

ENGLIT 0610 - WOMEN AND LITERATURE
3 credits

An introduction to the basic concerns and circumstances of women writers through the use of traditional and nontraditional genres. Course readings explore the life stages of women from birth to death, with emphasis on contemporary issues and conflicts. (Satisfies CAS First-Level Literature Requirement.) (Satisfies the Swanson School of Engineering Humanities Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB Literature Requirement.)
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: Pre-Requisite: C- or better in ENGCMP 0150

ENGLIT 0625 - DETECTIVE FICTION
3 credits

This course 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 is included, as are male and female writers. As in all introductory literature courses, attention is given to basic literary vocabulary and concepts. (Satisfies CAS First-Level Literature Requirement.) (Satisfies the Swanson School of Engineering Humanities Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB Literature Requirement.)
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: Pre-Requisite: C- or better in ENGCMP 0150

ENGLIT 0641 - TRAGEDY
3 credits

An examination of tragic literature from the ancient world to the present. Both plays and novels are used. (Satisfies CAS First-Level Literature Requirement.) (Satisfies the Swanson School of Engineering Humanities Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB Literature Requirement.)
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: Pre-requisite: C- or better in ENGCMP 0150

ENGLIT 1325 - THE MODERNIST TRADITION
3 credits

This course examines major works in the modernist tradition�poetry, fiction, drama�to determine the role these texts have played in creating the world that seems so familiar to us now. (Satisfies CAS Second course in Literature, Arts, or Creative Expression Requirement.) (Satisfies the Swanson School of Engineering Humanities Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB Literature Requirement.)
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: Pre-requisite: C- or better in ENGCMP 0150

ENGLIT 1647 - LITERATURE FOR ADOLESCENTS
3 credits

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.
Frequency: Annually
Prerequisites: C- or better in ENGCMP 0150.



English Writing

ENGWRT 0400 - INTRODUCTION TO CREATIVE WRITING
3 credits

A course for beginning and experienced creative writers. Using a workshop environment and computer-assisted group analysis, students pursue their own writing projects and respond to the work of others. No computer experience necessary. This course may not be taken by students who have completed a writing course in the 0500s. (Satisfies CAS Second Literature, Arts, or Creative Expression Requirement.) (Satisfies the Swanson School of Engineering Humanities Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB Arts Requirement.)
Frequency: every two years
Prerequisites: Pre-requisite: C- or better in ENGCMP 0200

ENGWRT 0530 - INTRODUCTION TO POETRY WRITING
3 credits

Designed to help students explore their creativity and develop their talent in poetry writing. It is appropriate for those who wish to attempt this endeavor and for those who have already written several poems. The class is conducted in workshop format and looks at what has been done on a grand scale, as well as at our own work. (Satisfies CAS Second Literature, Arts or Creative Expression Requirement.) (Satisfies the Swanson School of Engineering Humanities Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB Arts Requirement.)
Frequency: every term
Prerequisites: Pre-requisite: C- or better in ENGCMP 0200



Finance

FIN 1301 - CORPORATE FINANCE
3 credits

The focus of the course is on the role of the financial manager in maximizing value of the firm. It includes financial decision making within a business firm: financial planning, working capital management, capital budgeting, cost of capital determination, and characteristics and valuation of securities.
Frequency: every three years
Prerequisites: ACCT 0112 and MATH 0031

FIN 1401 - INTERNATIONAL FINANCE
3 credits

Examines the financial function from the standpoint of a multinational corporation. Course focuses on the balance of payments process, the mechanics of foreign exchange markets, corporate management of foreign exchange exposure, and capital budgeting at the international level. International financial markets are also examined.
Frequency: every other year
Prerequisites: ACCT 0111 (UPB - ACCT 0201 or ENTR 0201, ECON 0204.)



French

FR 0101 - ELEMENTARY FRENCH 1
3 credits

A study of grammar and vocabulary of elementary spoken and written French. Stresses grammatical structure and its correct application.
Frequency: Yearly - Fall Term
Prerequisites: None.

FR 0102 - ELEMENTARY FRENCH 2
3 credits

A continuation of Elementary French 1. A study of grammar and vocabulary of elementary spoken and written French. Stresses grammatical structure and its correct application.
Frequency: Yearly - Spring Term
Prerequisites: FR 0101



Freshman Studies

FS 0004 - COLLEGE SUCCESS SKILLS
1 credits

For first-term freshmen, course designed to orient students to campus resources and college success techniques. A variety of teaching methods introduces information on the Library, Computer Center, note-taking skills, study and test-taking strategies, time management, and others.
Frequency: fall and spring term
Prerequisites: none

FS 0002 - FRESHMAN SEMINAR
1 credits

This course will acquaint freshmen with the many policies and procedures of college life.
Frequency: Fall and Spring
Prerequisites: None



Geology

GEOL 0024 - METEOROLOGY
4 credits

This course will provide students with an overview of the earth’s weather systems. Emphasis will be on lab-centered, hands-on activities designed to demonstrate weather phenomenon through a holistic approach. Topics will include, but are not limited to, structure and composition of the atmosphere, global patterns of circulation, pressure systems, fronts, air masses, weather maps and weather prediction, and climate systems. Students will be required to complete weekly assignments; there will be a semester project; at least one class session will be a field trip. (Satisfies CAS Natural Science elective requirement.) (Satisfies UPB Physical Science with lab requirement.)
Frequency: spring term
Prerequisites: none



Health, Physical & Recreation Education

HPRED 0106 - NUTRITION
2 credits

An introduction to the process involved in nourishing the body. Includes a study of nutrients and their physiological impact and inter-relationships within the body and the quality of diet.
Frequency: spring term
Prerequisites: Co-requisite: HPRED 0107

HPRED 0107 - NUTRITION LABORATORY
1 credits

Laboratory exercises designed to illustrate the principles of nutrition and the relationship between nutrition and health.
Frequency: spring term
Prerequisites: Co-requisite: HPRED 106



Health Related Professions

HRP 0080 - HEALTH SCIENCE INTERNSHIP
1-3 credits

Provides an opportunity for students to observe health professionals in their work environment.
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: Have earned 30 credits. GPA in major and overall of 2.50 or higher. Approval of faculty supervisor and academic dean.

HRP 0090 - INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
3 credits

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.
Frequency: fall and spring term
Prerequisites: none

HRP 0102 - INTRODUCTION TO MASSAGE THERAPY
4 credits

Course covers beginning principles and techniques, including surface anatomy, exercise physiology, basic kinesiology, clinical pathology, medical terminology, assessments, safety, and professional abilities. Prerequisite or corequisite: Grades of C- or better in BIOSC 0096 and BIOSC 0097 or BIOSC 0212 and BIOSC 0214.
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: Grades of C- or better in BIOSC 0096 and BIOSC 0097 or BIOSC 0212 and BIOSC 0214

HRP 0104 - INTERMEDIATE MASSAGE THERAPY
5 credits

A continuation of topics in HRP 0102 plus application of modalities; and intermediate principles and techniques of massage therapy and professional abilities.
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in HRP 0102

HRP 0106 - ADVANCED MASSAGE THERAPY
4 credits

continuation of topics in HRP 0104 plus Asian anatomy and physiology; Asian philosophy and cosmology; concepts of Yin/Yang; advanced principles and techniques of massage therapy and body work and professional abilities; and strategies for successful practice.
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: Grades of C- or better in HRP 0104

HRP 0184 - INTRODUCTION TO SCIENCE FOR THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS
3 credits

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.
Frequency: fall term
Prerequisites: MATH 0031 or higher

HRP 0410 - APPLIED KINESIOLOGY
3 credits

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. Corequisite: HRP0411.
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: 2.0 GPA overall. C- in all prior courses in the PTA curriculum. 2.5 GPA in all core PTA courses.

HRP 0420 - CLINICAL PATHOLOGY
3 credits

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.
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: BIOSC 0213 and 0215

HRP 0421 - CLINICAL PATHOLOGY/PATHOPHYSIOLOGY LAB
1 credits

Students are expected to demonstrate an understanding of pathophysiological principles by completing clinical case studies that highlight the particular pathophysiological process related to their clients. Two written case studies are required. One of those case studies will serve as a class presentation and discussion. Optional corequisite: HRP 0420 for ASN students. Required corequisite: HRP 0420 for BSN articulating students.
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: none

HRP 0435 - INTRODUCTION TO CPT PROCEDURE CODING
3 credits

Provides an understanding of coding systems and the role of coded information in medical reimbursement and health information management systems. Included is a beginning to intermediate view of the CPT and HCPCS coding nomenclatures.
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in HRP 0090.

HRP 0535 - DIAGNOSIS AND PROCEDURE CODING 2
3 credits

Provides an understanding of coding systems and the role of coded information in medical reimbursement and health information management systems. Included is a beginning to intermediate view of the ICD-9-CM coding nomenclature.
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: Grades of C or better in HRP 0090 and HRP 0435.

HRP 0635 - ADVANCED DIAGNOSIS AND PROCEDURE CODING
3 credits

Provides advanced preparation in ICD-9-CM, CPT, and HCPCS coding classification systems in preparation for the Coding Certification Examination. Other related topics are included as the opportunity arises.
Frequency: every two years
Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in HRP 0535

HRP 0700 - MEDICAL CODING INTERNSHIP
3 credits

Provides practical experience working in a medical environment doing supervised medical coding.
Frequency: fall and spring term
Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in HRP 0435 and 0535. Have earned 30 credits. GPA in major and overall of 2.50 or higher. Approval of faculty supervisor and academic dean.

HRP 0411 - Applied Kinesiology Lab
1 credits

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.
Frequency: Annually
Prerequisites: 2.0 GPA overall. C- in all prior courses in the PTA curriculum. 2.5 GPA in all core PTA courses.



History

HIST 0101 - WESTERN CIVILIZATION 2
3 credits

This course is a continuation of HIST 0100 and covers the period from the enlightenment of the 1600s to the present. (Satisfies CAS Historical Change or Foreign Culture/International - Regional Requirement.) (Satisfies the Swanson School of Engineering Social Science Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB History/Euro-American Requirement.)
Frequency: spring term
Prerequisites: none

HIST 0302 - SOVIET RUSSIA
3 credits

This course deals with the Soviet era with special emphasis on the Stalin period and how it conditioned the Soviet experience. (Satisfies CAS Historical Change or Foreign Culture/International - Regional or Non-Western Requirement.) (Satisfies the Swanson School of Engineering Social Science Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB History/Euro-American Requirement.)
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: none

HIST 0600 - UNITED STATES HISTORY THROUGH 1877
3 credits

A survey of American history from the Age of Discovery to Reconstruction. (Satisfies CAS Historical Change Requirement.) (Satisfies the Swanson School of Engineering Social Science Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB History/Euro-American Requirement.)
Frequency: fall term
Prerequisites: none

HIST 0601 - UNITED STATES HISTORY 1865 TO PRESENT
3 credits

A survey of modern American history from the Civil War to the present. (Satisfies CAS Historical Change Requirement.) (Satisfies the Swanson School of Engineering Social Science Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB History/Euro-American Requirement.)
Frequency: spring term
Prerequisites: none

HIST 0670 - AFRO-AMERICAN HISTORY 1
3 credits

This course surveys the history of Afro-Americans from their African origins to their emancipation during the Civil War. Cross-listed with AFRCNA 0629. (Satisfies CAS Historical Change Requirement.) (Satisfies the Swanson School of Engineering Social Science Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB History/Euro-American Requirement.)
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: none

HIST 0671 - AFRO-AMERICAN HISTORY 2
3 credits

This course surveys the history of Afro-Americans from the time of the Civil War to the present. Cross-listed with AFRCNA 0630. (Satisfies CAS Historical Change Requirement.) (Satisfies the Swanson School of Engineering Social Science Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB History/Euro-American Requirement.)
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: none

HIST 0751 - ANCIENT WORLDS
3 credits

This course focuses on the history, culture, and art of the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Mesopotamia, India, and China. (Satisfies CAS Historical Change or Foreign Culture/International - Comparative or Non-Western Requirement.) (Satisfies the Swanson School of Engineering Social Science Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB History/Non-Western Requirement.)
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: none

HIST 1005 - SPECIAL TOPICS
3 credits

Students are introduced, through a selection of readings, to a period and/or topic in American history. The course format is group discussion, and the approach to the material draws from the disciplines of history, literature, and composition. Permission is granted on the basis of satisfactory grades in composition and a GPA of 2.50 or above. (Satisfies CAS Foreign Culture/International - Regional Requirement.)
Frequency: every two years
Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor.

HIST 1656 - AMERICAN WORKERS--20th CENTURY
3 credits

This course 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. (Satisfies CAS Historical Change Requirement.) (Satisfies the Swanson School of Engineering Social Science Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB History/Euro-American Requirement.)
Frequency: every two years
Prerequisites: none

HIST 1775 - ORIGINS OF CHRISTIANITY
3 credits

An historical investigation of Christian origins against the backdrop of both the Greco-Roman and Jewish worlds. Cross-listed with CLASS 1430 and RELGST 1120. (Satisfies CAS Historical Change or Foreign Culture/International - Regional Requirement.) (Satisfies the Swanson School of Engineering Social Science Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB Philosophy/Euro-American Requirement.)
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: none

HIST 0100 - Western Civilization 1
3 credits

This course 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. (Satisfies CAS Historical Change or Foreign Culture/International-Regional Requirement.) (Satisfies the Swanson School of Engineering Social Science Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB History/Euro-American Requirement.)
Frequency: Annually
Prerequisites: None.

HIST 0678 - UNITED STATES AND THE HOLOCAUST
3 credits

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 Americas\'s response to the Holocaust. We will also look at some post-Holocaust issues as well.
Frequency: Annually
Prerequisites: None

HIST 0678 - U. S. AND THE HOLOCAUST
3 credits

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.
Frequency: Annually
Prerequisites: None



History of Art and Architecture

HAA 0010 - INTRODUCTION TO WORLD ART
3 credits

An introductory course designed to introduce the student to the major works of Western art from ancient Greece to the 20th century. (Satisfies CAS Course in the Arts or Foreign Culture/International - Comparative Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB Arts Requirement.)
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: none

HAA 0070 - EUROPEAN VISUAL TRADITIONS
3 credits

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. (Satisfies CAS Course in the Arts Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB Arts Requirement.)
Frequency: fall term
Prerequisites: none

HAA 1901 - EXPLORING THE ART ARCHITECTURE OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC
3 credits

On this study abroad course, students will observe many of the contributions to the world of art and architecture found in the Czech Republic. Both rural and urban sites will be toured, including museums, historical buildings, bridges, and churches. Students will be required to participate in a series of Web-based activities and to complete a 3-5 page research review (either via the Internet or library research) of some aspect of Czech culture prior to departing on the trip. Students will be in contact with the instructor while working on their research review. During the travel students will record their impressions of these places by keeping a daily journal including sketches washed with watercolor with the written identification of the subject and the impression of the place.
Frequency: every two years
Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor

HAA 0020 - INTRODUCTION TO ASIAN ART
3 credits

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 sculptures, Indian Hindu and Buddhist sculptures, and Japanese temples, sculptures, and paintings.
Frequency: As needed.
Prerequisites: None

HAA 0040 - INTRO TO WESTERN ARCHITECTURE
3 credits

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.
Frequency: As needed.
Prerequisites: None.

HAA 0440 - FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT
3 credits

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.
Frequency: Every third year.
Prerequisites: None

HAA 0050 - COURT & CLOISTER: INTRODUCTION TO MEDIEVAL ART
3 credits

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.
Frequency: Every 3-5 years.
Prerequisites: None



History and Philosophy of Science

HPS 0437 - DARWINISM AND ITS CRITICS
3 credits

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. (Satisfies CAS Historical Change or Foreign Culture/International - Regional Requirement.) (Satisfies the Swanson School of Engineering Social Science Requirement.)
Frequency: every two years
Prerequisites: none

HPS 0613 - MORALITY AND MEDICINE
3 credits

This introductory‑level undergraduate course examines various ethical problems arising in medicine such as physician‑patient relationship; human and animal experimentation; mental illness, dementia, and mental retardation; death and decisions regarding life‑sustaining treatment; suicide and euthanasia; abortion; genetics and human reproduction; and social justice and health care policy. Cross-listed with PHIL 0360. (Satisfies CAS Philosophy Requirement.) (Satisfies the Swanson School of Engineering Humanities Requirement.)
Frequency: every three years
Prerequisites: none

HPS 0620 - SCIENCE AND RELIGION
3 credits

What is science? What is the purpose of science? Does science give an accurate picture of reality or merely supply models from which useful predictions can be made? What is religion? What is the purpose of religion? Do sacred texts give a literal description and history of the world? Does religion give us access to the supernatural? Does religion merely give us lessons on how we should live our lives? How should science and religion, both done properly, interact? Are they necessarily at odds, are they carried out in distinct domains and thus have nothing to do with one another, or do they complement each other? These are some of the questions to be discussed in this introductory-level course. Readings will come from the philosophy of science and philosophy of religion. (Cross-listed as PHIL 0840 which satisfies the Swanson School of Engineering Humanities Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB Philosophy/Euro-American Requirement.)
Frequency: every two years
Prerequisites: none

HPS 1612 - PHILOSOPHY OF 20th CENTURY PHYSICS
3 credits

An examination of the fascinating philosophical problems to which modern physical theories have given rise. No previous formal training in physics or mathematics will be presupposed, since the basic physical ideas needed are introduced largely qualitatively with an emphasis on concepts rather than equations. Topics will vary from year to year with instructor, but center around classical mechanics, quantum mechanics, and relativity theory. Cross listed with PHIL 1612. (Satisfies the Swanson School of Engineering Social Science Requirement.)
Frequency: every two years
Prerequisites: none



Human Resources Management

HRM 1301 - HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
3 credits

Provides an introduction to the field of personnel/human resource management and investigates the role of the personnel manager in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors. A variety of personnel functions and procedures are examined, including: HR planning, job analysis performance appraisal, personnel selection, orientation, training and development, compensation and benefits, labor-management relations, Civil Service Systems, EEO/AA, and the impact of legislation on the personnel function.
Frequency: every three years
Prerequisites: BUS 0102 (UPB – MGMT 0101.)



Human Services

HUSERV 0331 - INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN SERVICES
3 credits

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. (Satisfies UPB Behavioral Science Requirement.)
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: Completion of a minimum of 45 credits toward the Associate of Arts in Human Services Degree.

HUSERV 0399 - HUMAN SERVICES INTERNSHIP
3 credits

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.
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: Have earned 45 credits. HUSERV 0331. GPA in major and overall of 2.50 or higher. Approval of faculty supervisor and academic dean.



Instruction and Learning

IL 0210 - COLLEGE READING AND STUDY SKILLS
3 credits

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.
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: none



Management

MGMT 1301 - ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
3 credits

This course explains fundamental tasks, processes, and dynamics common to all organizations, with emphasis on behavioral science applications. Focus is on individual, interpersonal, and group behavior within organizations and the interplay of human, technological, and structural factors.
Frequency: every three years
Prerequisites: BUS 0103 (UPB -- MGMT 0101.)

MGMT 1401 - BUSINESS IN SOCIETY AND THE INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENT
3 credits

The objective of the course is to provide future managers with an understanding of the external environment affecting organizations and the role of organizations in society. Particular attention will be paid to the interactions between American companies and the international environment and business ethics and corporate social responsibility.
Frequency: every two years
Prerequisites: BUS 1301 (UPB - MRKT 1301.)

MGMT 1451 - CAPSTONE: MANAGEMENT POLICY
3 credits

An integrating course coordinating concepts from the functional business fields into overall organizational plans and strategies. A computer-assisted management simulation is an integral part of the course. Numerous cases are analyzed.
Frequency: spring term
Prerequisites: completion of all required core business management courses

MGMT 1401 - BUSINESS SOCIETY & INT\'L ENVIRONMENT
3 credits

Business is no longer defined simply as an economic entity, and successful managers must concern themselves with more than economic issues. Using a wide variety of cases, this course examines the political, social, environmental, ethical, and international dimensions of the business environment.
Frequency: As needed.
Prerequisites: MATH 0031 and ENGCMP 0200



Management Information Systems

MIS 1308 - BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS
3 credits

A survey of modern business computer information systems. Systems include decision support systems, management information systems, transaction processing systems, executive information systems, strategic information systems, and expert systems. Other topics covered include: end-user computing, systems analysis and design, information resource management and planning, telecommunications, privacy, and emerging information technologies.
Frequency: every three years
Prerequisites: CS 0135 (UPB CS 0103/MIS 0103.)

MIS 1311 - ELECTRONIC COMMERCE
3 credits

Electronic commerce will be studied using cases, lectures, readings, and Internet site evaluations. Student teams will give presentations analyzing individual websites, including a detailed analysis and evaluation of the business model being used.
Frequency: every three years
Prerequisites: none



Marketing

MRKT 1303 - SALES AND SALES MANAGEMENT
3 credits

Sales managers recruit, select, train, compensate, and motivate others. They develop budgets, make sales forecasts, and assign quotas. They must coordinate sales promotion, advertising, and publicity and provide their sales force with adequate support and selling tools. Cases are used in most class sessions. Prerequisite or corequisite: BUS 1301 (UPB MRKT 1301.)
Frequency: every three years
Prerequisites: BUS 1301 (UPB MRKT 1301.)



Mathematics

MATH 0029 - FUNDAMENTALS OF MATHEMATICS 1
3 credits

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.
Frequency: every term
Prerequisites: none

MATH 0030 - FUNDAMENTALS OF MATHEMATICS 2
3 credits

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.
Frequency: every term
Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in MATH 0029 or by placement exam

MATH 0031 - ALGEBRA
3 credits

A course covering college-level algebra including complex numbers and conjugates, algebraic formulae, linear and quadratic equations, inequalities, functions, inverses, graphs, and variation. (Satisfies CAS Algebra Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB Mathematics Competency Requirement.)
Frequency: every term
Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in MATH 0030 or by placement exam

MATH 0032 - TRIGONOMETRY AND FUNCTIONS
2 credits

A course covering college-level trigonometry including exponential and logarithmic functions and equations, the circular trigonometric functions of real numbers, angles and angular measures, reference angles, inverse trigonometric functions, and trigonometric identities. (Satisfies CAS Algebra Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB Mathematics Competency Requirement.)
Frequency: fall and spring term
Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in MATH 0031 or by placement exam

MATH 0120 - CALCULUS FOR BUSINESS AND SOCIAL SCIENCE
4 credits

This course covers calculus as used in business and social science. Topics include functions, limits and continuity, differentiation, applications of derivatives, integration, and exponential and logarithmic functions. (Satisfies CAS Algebra or Quantitative and Formal Reasoning Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB Mathematics Competency or Computational Sciences Requirement.)
Frequency: fall term
Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in MATH 0031 or by placement exam

MATH 0220 - ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS 1
4 credits

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. (Satisfies CAS Algebra or Quantitative and Formal Reasoning Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB Mathematics Competency or Computational Sciences Requirement.)
Frequency: fall and spring term
Prerequisites: Grades of C- or better in MATH 0031 and 0032 or by placement exam

MATH 0230 - ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS 2
4 credits

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. (Satisfies CAS Algebra or Quantitative and Formal Reasoning Requirement.)
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in MATH 0220

MATH 0240 - ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS 3
4 credits

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. (Satisfies CAS Algebra or Quantitative and Formal Reasoning Requirement.)
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in MATH 0230

MATH 0250 - Matrix Theory & Differential Equations
4 credits

The topics include matrix algebra, vector spaces, linear transformations, linear differential equations with constant coefficients, and systems of first order linear differential equations. Matrix techniques are used extensively in the differential equations part of the course.
Frequency: Annually
Prerequisites: MATH 0240 with C- or better

MATH 0280 - INTRO TO MATRICES & LINEAR ALG
3 credits

The principal topics which this course will cover include vectors, matrices, determinants, linear transformations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, and selected applications.
Frequency: With special permission
Prerequisites: MATH 0220

MATH 0110 - Fundamentals of Mathematics
3 credits

Introduction to calculators, statistics, probability, matrices, consumer mathematics, and elementary difference equations exhibiting chaos, and decision making are among the topics covered.
Frequency: Each Term
Prerequisites: Math Placement

MATH 0200 - Preparation for Scientific Calculus
3 credits

A variety of topics are studied: Functions, rational functions, logarithmic and exponential functions, graphs, asymptotes, inverse, conic sections, translation and rotation of axes, trigonometric identities and equations, and possibly vectors.
Frequency: As needed
Prerequisites: Math 0031 with C- or better or placement



Music

MUSIC 0211 - INTRODUCTION TO WESTERN ART MUSIC
3 credits

This course introduces the main stylistic features, composers, and selected compositions of the various periods in the history of Western art music from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. Emphasis is placed on learning to listen more critically and sensitively. (Satisfies CAS Arts Requirement.) (Satisfies the Swanson School of Engineering Humanities Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB Arts Requirement.)
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: none

MUSIC 0611 - COLLEGIATE CHORALE
1 credits

The study and performance of traditional and contemporary choral works and participation in the UPT Choir. Open to students, faculty, staff, and community. May be taken for credit three times only.
Frequency: every two years
Prerequisites: none

MUSIC 0711 - HISTORY OF JAZZ
3 credits

The course 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. Cross-listed with AFRCNA 0639. (Satisfies CAS Arts Requirement.) (Satisfies the Swanson School of Engineering Humanities Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB Arts Requirement.)
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: none



Nursing

NUR 0066 - NUTRITION FOR CLINICAL PRACTICE
3 credits

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: fall term
Prerequisites: Restricted to Nursing Program students

NUR 0300 - NURSING FOUNDATIONS
3 credits

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 HIPPA regulations; professional standards and organizations; communication strategies; teaching and learning theories; and critical thinking concepts and strategies emphasizing the nursing process.
Frequency: fall term
Prerequisites: Restricted to Nursing Program students.

NUR 0350 - FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING PRACTICE
6 credits

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.
Frequency: spring term
Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in NUR 0300. Restricted to Nursing Program students.

NUR 0400 - ADULT MEDICAL - SURGICAL NURSING
8 credits

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.
Frequency: summer term
Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in NUR 0350. Restricted to Nursing Program students.

NUR 0450 - FAMILY AND MENTAL HEALTH NURSING
9 credits

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.
Frequency: fall term
Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in NUR 0400. Restricted to Nursing Program students.

NUR 0500 - COMPLEX AND COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING
9 credits

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.
Frequency: spring term
Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in NUR 0450. Restricted to Nursing Program students.

NUR 0525 - ROLE DEVELOPMENT
1 credits

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.
Frequency: spring term
Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in NUR 0450. Restricted to Nursing Program students.

NUR 1110 - PHARMACOLOGY AND THERAPEUTICS
3 credits

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.
Frequency: spring term
Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in BIOSC 0213, BIOSC 0215, BIOSC 0031, BIOSC 0032, and CHEM 0910. Restricted to Nursing Program students only.



Philosophy

PHIL 0080 - INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHICAL PROBLEMS
3 credits

An introduction to the basic questions of the philosophical tradition including a survey of the fundamentals of a philosophy of science. (Satisfies CAS Philosophy Requirement.) (Satisfies the Swanson School of Engineering Humanities Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB Philosophy/Euro-American Requirement.)
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: none

PHIL 0300 - INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS
3 credits

An introduction to the fundamental philosophical principle of right and wrong as developed from classical times to the present and as applied to current moral problems. (Satisfies CAS Philosophy Requirement.) (Satisfies the Swanson School of Engineering Humanities Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB Philosophy/Euro-American Requirement.)
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: none

PHIL 0360 - MORALITY AND MEDICINE
3 credits

This introductory‑level undergraduate course examines various ethical problems arising in medicine such as physician‑patient relationship; human and animal experimentation; mental illness, dementia, and mental retardation; death and decisions regarding life‑sustaining treatment; suicide and euthanasia; abortion; genetics and human reproduction; and social justice and health care policy. Cross-listed with HPS 0613. (Satisfies CAS Philosophy Requirement.) (Satisfies the Swanson School of Engineering Humanities Requirement.)
Frequency: every three years
Prerequisites: none

PHIL 0473 - PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION
3 credits

A critical examination of the rationality of faith in the existence of God. Traditional arguments both for and against the existence of God are considered, along with pragmatic justifications of faith based upon its beneficial consequences. Cross-listed with RELGST 0715. (Satisfies CAS Philosophy Requirement.)(Satisfies Swanson School of Engineering Humanities Requirement.)
Frequency: every three years
Prerequisites: none

PHIL 0500 - INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC
3 credits

An introduction to the concepts and methods of modern deductive logic, including both categorical and propositional varieties. (Satisfies CAS Quantitative and Formal Reasoning Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB Philosophy/Euro-American Requirement.)
Frequency: every two years
Prerequisites: none

PHIL 1303 - EASTERN PHILOSOPHY
3 credits

The theory and practice of Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Zen Buddhism, and Sufism, and comparisons with western philosophies and religions. (Satisfies UPB Philosopy/Non-Western)
Frequency: every two years
Prerequisites: PHIL 0080

PHIL 1612 - PHILOSOPHY OF 20th CENTURY PHYSICS
3 credits

An examination of the fascinating philosophical problems to which modern physical theories have given rise. No previous formal training in physics or mathematics will be presupposed, since the basic physical ideas needed are introduced largely qualitatively with an emphasis on concepts rather than equations. Topics will vary from year to year with instructor, but center around classical mechanics, quantum mechanics, and relativity theory. (Cross listed as HPS 1612 which satisfies the Swanson School of Engineering Social Science Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB Philosophy/Euro-American Requirement.)
Frequency: every two years
Prerequisites: none



Physical Education

PEDC 0023 - WEIGHT TRAINING
1 credits

Designed to introduce the student to a variety of training and cardiovascular programs. Specific topics of total health-related physical fitness are discussed, all of which assist the student in developing a personalized training program. (Satisfies UPB Physical Education Requirement.)
Frequency: fall and spring term
Prerequisites: none

PEDC 0035 - SOCIAL DANCE
1 credits

A course for beginners with the emphasis on couple dances. Ballroom dancing will be the focus at the present time. This course may be taken more than one time for credit. (Satisfies UPB Physical Education Requirement.)
Frequency: fall and spring term
Prerequisites: none

PEDC 0060 - BASKETBALL 1 – COEDUCATIONAL
1 credits

An introduction to the game of basketball. Opportunities to acquire and improve playing skills assist the player in the fast-paced competition. (Satisfies UPB Physical Education Requirement.)
Frequency: every two years
Prerequisites: none

PEDC 0067 - KARATE
1 credits

Introduction to the principles and techniques of traditional shotokan karate. Commencing with physical conditioning and basic blocking, striking, punching, and kicking techniques; training progresses through traditional formal exercise (kata), sparring, and self-defense methods. (Satisfies UPB Physical Education Requirement.)
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: none

PEDC 0095 - LEADERSHIP IN INTRAMURAL SPORTS
3 credits

Designed for college students to assist the intramural program in the capacity of sport officiating and supervision, community recreation programs, and individuals preparing to enter the sports officiating field. In addition, the course is intended to provide special direction for physical education and recreation major students and prospective coaches. Students enrolling are expected to serve a minimum of 30 hours in several of these programs. (Satisfies UPB Physical Education Requirement.)
Frequency: fall and spring term
Prerequisites: none

PEDC 0108 - PHYSICAL CONDITIONING/WEIGHT TRAINING 1
1 credits

Weight training, aerobic, and flexibility techniques. (Satisfies UPB Physical Education Requirement.)
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: none

PEDC 0146 - FIRST AID AND CPR
1 credits

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. (Satisfies UPB Physical Education Requirement.)
Frequency: fall and spring term
Prerequisites: none

PEDC 0155 - INDIVIDUAL AND TEAM ACTIVITIES 1
1 credits

An opportunity to sample leisure-time sports activities, such as archery, badminton, basketball, paddle tennis, racquetball, ragball, tennis, or volleyball. Choice of activities will depend upon number of students enrolled and group preferences. (Satisfies UPB Physical Education Requirement.)
Frequency: every two years
Prerequisites: none

PEDC 0161 - INDIVIDUAL FITNESS
1 credits

Fundamental fitness concepts and appropriate physical activities will be introduced to students. Students will be required to implement and complete a 10-week fitness program. (Satisfies UPB Physical Education Requirement.)
Frequency: fall and spring term
Prerequisites: none

PEDC 0171 - FITNESS KICK BOXING
1 credits

Our exercise program is based on the concepts of boxing, karate, kick boxing, and total fitness accompanied by rhythmatic music. Conditioning is focused on the areas of endurance, strength, and flexibility; all of which can bring about positive physical changes in participating students. Aerobic and anaerobic power training with speed bag and heavy bag is part of the training module. (Satisfies UPB Physical Education Requirement.)
Frequency: every two years
Prerequisites: none

PEDC 0262 - YOGA I
1 credits

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. (Satisfies UPB Physical Education Requirement.)
Frequency: fall and spring term
Prerequisites: none

PEDC 0263 - YOGA II
1 credits

An intermediate level course on the theory of basic principles of yoga. (Satisfies UPB Physical Education Requirement.)
Frequency: spring term
Prerequisites: none

PEDC 0363 - ZUMBA
1 credits

Zumba is a fitness program inspired by Latin dance rhythms with cardiovascular exercise to create a fun, easy-to-follow routine and way to work out. Students will learn difference dance rhythms like Salsa, Cumbia, Merengue, Reggaeton as well as hip-hop.
Frequency: As needed.
Prerequisites: None.



Physical Therapist Assistant

PHYSTA 0050 - FRESHMAN SEMINAR
1 credits

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. (Restricted to students admitted into the PTA Program.)
Frequency: fall term
Prerequisites: none

PHYSTA 0110 - INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL THERAPY
3 credits

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. Students learn to apply and teach proper body mechanics, posture and lifting techniques. They also receive training in positioning and draping, transfer training, gait training, wheelchair training and the identification of architectural barriers/environmental barriers. Successful completion of the competency checklist is required to pass this course. Corequisite: PHYSTA 0221
Frequency: spring term
Prerequisites: 2.0 GPA overall. C- in all prior courses in the PTA curriculum. 2.5 GPA in all core PTA courses. Restricted to students admitted into the PTA Program.

PHYSTA 0221 - PTA PRINCIPLES AND PROCEDURES 1
3 credits

Students are introduced to four key components involved in physical therapy intervention: inflammation, pain, tone abnormalities and motion restrictions. They are instructed in vital signs the application of therapeutic modalities, therapeutic exercise, universal precautions and wound care. Students learn to document services rendered, how to educate patients and families, provide psychosocial support and participate in discharge planning. Emphasis is placed in communication skills and evidence based ethical practice. Successful completion of the competency checklist is required to pass this course. Corequisite: PHYSTA 0110.
Frequency: spring term
Prerequisites: 2.0 GPA overall. C- in all prior courses in the PTA curriculum. 2.5 GPA in all core PTA courses. Restricted to students admitted into the PTA Program.

PHYSTA 0222 - PTA PRINCIPLES AND PROCEDURES 2
4 credits

Students receive instruction in basic physical therapy assessment skills including goniometry, manual muscle testing, flexibility, sensation, reflexes, segmental length, segmental girth, segmental volume, endurance, pain, balance, coordination, 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.
Frequency: summer term
Prerequisites: 2.0 GPA overall. C- in all prior courses in the PTA curriculum. 2.5 GPA in all core PTA courses. Restricted to students admitted to the PTA Program. PHYSTA 0110, PHYSTA 0221

PHYSTA 0223 - PTA PRINCIPLES AND PROCEDURES 3
4 credits

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.
Frequency: fall term
Prerequisites: 2.0 GPA overall. C- in all prior courses in the PTA curriculum. 2.5 GPA in all core PTA courses. Restricted to students admitted into the PTA Program. PHYSTA 0110, PHYSTA 0221, PHYSTA 0222

PHYSTA 0224 - PTA PRINCIPLES AND PROCEDURES 4
4 credits

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.
Frequency: fall term
Prerequisites: 2.0 GPA overall. C- in all prior courses in the PTA curriculum. 2.5 GPA in all core PTA courses. Restricted to students admitted into the PTA Program. PHYSTA 0110, PHYSTA 0221, PHYSTA 0222

PHYSTA 0228 - INDEPENDENT STUDY IN PHYSICAL THERAPY
1-3 credits

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.
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor

PHYSTA 0331 - CLINICAL EDUCATION 1
4 credits

This course provides the student with a full-time, four-week clinical experience.
Frequency: summer term
Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in PHYSTA 0222

PHYSTA 0332 - CLINICAL EDUCATION 2
6 credits

This course provides the student with a full-time, seven-week clinical experience.
Frequency: spring term
Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in PHYSTA 0223 & 0224

PHYSTA 0333 - CLINICAL EDUCATION 3
6 credits

This course provides the student with a full-time, seven-week clinical experience.
Frequency: spring term
Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in PHYSTA 0332

PHYSTA 0440 - PROFESSIONAL ISSUES SEMINAR
1 credits

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. Corequisite: PHYSTA 0333.
Frequency: spring term
Prerequisites: 2.0 GPA overall. C- in all prior courses in the PTA curriculum. 2.5 GPA in all core PTA courses. PHYSTA 0110, 0221, 0222, 0223, 0224



Physics

PHYS 0110 - INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICS 1
3 credits

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. (Satisfies CAS Natural Science Requirement.) (Satisfies UPT AD Physical Science Requirement, either independent or sequence, when taken prior to PHYS 0111.) (Satisfies UPB Physical Science Requirement.)
Frequency: fall term
Prerequisites: MATH 0031

PHYS 0111 - INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICS 2
3 credits

A continuation of PHYS 0110. (Satisfies CAS Natural Science Requirement.) (Satisfies UPT AD Physical Science Requirement, either independent or sequence, when taken with PHYS 0110.) (Satisfies UPB Physical Science Requirement.)
Frequency: spring term
Prerequisites: PHYS 0110

PHYS 0174 - BASIC PHYSICS FOR SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING 1 (INTGD)
4 credits

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. (Satisfies CAS Natural Science Requirement.) (Satisfies UPT AD Physical Science Requirement, either independent or sequence, when taken with PHYS 0175.) (Satisfies UPB Physical Science Requirement.)
Frequency: fall term
Prerequisites: Pre- or Co-Requisite MATH 0220

PHYS 0175 - BASIC PHYSICS FOR SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING 2 (INTGD)
4 credits

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. (Satisfies CAS Physical Science Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB Physical Science Requirement.)
Frequency: spring term
Prerequisites: Pre- or Co-requisite: MATH 0230. Pre-requisite: PHYS 0174

PHYS 0212 - INTRODUCTION TO LABORATORY PHYSICS
2 credits

A laboratory course designed to accompany or follow PHYS 0111. Introductory experiments are done in mechanics, thermodynamics, electromagnetism, waves, and modern physics. Corequisite: PHYS 0111. (Satisfies UPB Physical Science Requirement.)
Frequency: fall and spring term
Prerequisites: none

PHYS 0219 - BASIC LABORATORY PHYSICS FOR SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
2 credits

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. (Satisfies UPB Physical Science Requirement.)
Frequency: fall and spring term
Prerequisites: PHYS 0174 and 0175



Political Science

PS 0200 - AMERICAN POLITICS
3 credits

An introduction to the institutions, politics, processes, and policies of the American government. (Satisfies CAS Social Science Requirement.) (Satisfies the Swanson School of Engineering Social Science Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB Political Science Requirement.)
Frequency: fall term
Prerequisites: none

PS 0205 - LAW AND THE COURTS
3 credits

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. (Satisfies UPB Political Science Requirement.)
Frequency: spring term
Prerequisites: PS 0200.

PS 0300 - COMPARATIVE POLITICS
3 credits

An introduction to comparative European political systems with special emphasis placed on the current governments of Great Britain, France, West Germany, Italy, and the former Soviet Union. Includes a comparison and contrast of these systems as well as a description of the traditions of each. (Satisfies CAS Social Science or Foreign Culture/International - Comparative Requirement.) (Satisfies the Swanson School of Engineering Social Science Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB Political Science Requirement.)
Frequency: every two years
Prerequisites: none

PS 0500 - WORLD POLITICS
3 credits

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. (Satisfies CAS Social Science or Foreign Culture/International - Global Requirement.) (Satisfies the Swanson School of Engineering Social Science Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB Political Science Requirement.)
Frequency: spring term
Prerequisites: none

PS 0600 - POLITICAL THEORY
3 credits

An introduction to the crucial ideas, questions, and problems involved in man’s attempt to achieve order, justice, and welfare in political society. (Satisfies CAS Philosophy Requirement.) (Satisfies the Swanson School of Engineering Social Science Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB Political Science Requirement.)
Frequency: every two years
Prerequisites: none

PS 1262 - HEALTH POLICY IN THE UNITED STATES
3 credits

This course is 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. (Satisfies the Swanson School of Engineering Social Science Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB Political Science Requirement.)
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: none



Psychology

PSY 0010 - INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY
3 credits

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. (Satisfies CAS Natural Science Requirement.) (Satisfies UPT AD Life Science Requirement, either independent or sequence, when taken with PSY 0405.) (Satisfies the Swanson School of Engineering Social Science Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB Behavioral Science Requirement.)
Frequency: fall and spring term
Prerequisites: none

PSY 0160 - PSYCHOLOGY OF PERSONALITY
3 credits

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. (Satisfies CAS Social Science Requirement.) (Satisfies the Swanson School of Engineering Social Science Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB Behavioral Science Requirement.)
Frequency: spring term
Prerequisites: PSY 0010

PSY 0203 - SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
3 credits

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).
Frequency: every other year
Prerequisites: PSY 0010 (UPB - PSY 0101)

PSY 0310 - DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
3 credits

An overview of the physical, cognitive, and social development of humans from fertilization and prenatal to adolescence. Focus on normal development. (Satisfies the Swanson School of Engineering Social Science Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB Behavioral Science Requirement.)
Frequency: fall term
Prerequisites: PSY 0010

PSY 0405 - LEARNING AND MOTIVATION
4 credits

An introduction to the principles of learning and motivation as derived primarily from animal research. Includes both Pavlovian (respondent) and Skinnerian (operant) models. (Satisfies CAS Natural Science Requirement.) (Satisfies UPT AD Life Science Requirement, either independent or sequence, when taken with PSY 0010.) (Satisfies UPB Behavioral Science Requirement.)
Frequency: spring term
Prerequisites: PSY 0010

PSY 1205 - ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY
3 credits

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. (Satisfies the Swanson School of Engineering Social Science Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB Behavioral Science Requirement.)
Frequency: fall term
Prerequisites: PSY 0010 and PSY 0160

PSY 0265 - DATA ANALYSIS AND RESEARCH WRITING
3 credits

This course covers SPSS data analyses and the introduction to the writing style required by the American Psychological Association (APA Style).
Frequency: As needed
Prerequisites: Completion of a Statistics course.



Psychology in Education

PSYED 0005 - LIFE SPAN DEVELOPMENT
3 credits

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.
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: none



Religious Studies

RELGST 0715 - PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION
3 credits

An examination of the arguments for and against the existence of God. Cross-listed with PHIL 0473. (Satisfies UPB Philosophy Requirement.)(Satisfies CAS Philosophy Requirement.) (Satisfies Swanson School of Engineering Humanities Requirement.)
Frequency: every three years
Prerequisites: none

RELGST 1120 - ORIGINS OF CHRISTIANITY
3 credits

An introduction to the history of the origins of the Christian Church. Includes readings from the Gospels, Acts, and the writings of Paul, Josephus, and Philo. Cross-listed with CLASS 1430 and HIST 1775. (Satisfies CAS Historical Change or Foreign Culture/International - Regional Requirement.) (Satisfies the Swanson School of Engineering Humanities Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB Philosophy/Euro-American Requirement.)
Frequency: spring term
Prerequisites: none

RELGST 1144 - CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY AND LITERATURE
3 credits

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. (Satisfies CAS Second Literature, Arts, or Creative Expression or Foreign Culture/International - Regional Requirement.) (Satisfies the Swanson School of Engineering Humanities Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB Literature Requirement.)
Frequency: spring term
Prerequisites: none

RELGST 0283 - US AND THE HOLOCAUST
3 credits

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.
Frequency: Annually
Prerequisites: None



Russian

RUSS 0870 - HISTORY OF RUSSIAN FILM I
3 credits

This is an introductory survey of early Russian and Soviet film. This course will follow a chronological orientation from the pre-film technologies of the late nineteenth century to the firms produced at the height of Stalin’s rule in the late 1930s. The role of notable individuals in the film industry will be examined, as will the social and political context of film production. In the early Soviet era, the interaction of state agencies and the film industry will be examined, as will Russian artistic influences on international film trends. This course is designed as a writing intensive course. It will develop formal and informal writing skills using the topics of film studies. (Satisfies CAS Second Literature, Arts, or Creative Expression or Foreign Culture/International - Regional or Non-Western Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB Cultures Non-Western Requirement.)
Frequency: every two years
Prerequisites: none



Sociology

SOC 0007 - SOCIAL PROBLEMS
3 credits

This course aims at an understanding of important social problems in American society and an analysis of their causes and consequences. (Satisfies the Swanson School of Engineering Social Science Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB Behavioral Science Requirement.)
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: none

SOC 0010 - INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
3 credits

Provides beginning students with an introduction 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. The course includes an out-of-class fieldwork assignment in the community. (Satisfies CAS Social Science Requirement.) (Satisfies the Swanson School of Engineering Social Science Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB Behavioral Science Requirement.)
Frequency: fall and spring term
Prerequisites: none

SOC 0446 - SOCIOLOGY OF GENDER
3 credits

This course analyzes the various processes and institutions through which gender roles are defined and shaped in our society. It analyzes the interaction between individual conceptions of gender and larger social institutions, such as the family, the workforce, the media, religion, etc. The course also examines the quest for intimacy by exploring what people want in relationships and the diversity of family life. (Satisfies CAS Social Science Requirement.) (Satisfies the Swanson School of Engineering Social Science Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB Behavioral Science Requirement.)
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: none

SOC 0471 - DEVIANCE AND SOCIAL CONTROL
3 credits

Course raises questions about what is "deviant" and how certain actions and beliefs come to be considered deviant. Also raises questions concerning the social, structural, and cultural determinants of the decision to view something as "deviant" and in need of "control." Explores changes in the definition of behavior which lead the same actions to be considered "sins," "crimes," "illnesses," or "alternative lifestyles." (Satisfies CAS Social Science Requirement.) (Satisfies the Swanson School of Engineering Social Science Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB Behavioral Science Requirement.)
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: none

SOC 0472 - INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINOLOGY
3 credits

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 nonpredatory 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. (Satisfies the Swanson School of Engineering Social Science Requirement.)
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: none

SOC 0474 - SOCIETY AND THE LAW
3 credits

Every society regulates behavior and the means, either informal or formal, with which this is done, varies according to level of social development. This course examines the regulation of behavior in primitive, transitional, and modern societies, and traces the development of law and legal systems and their relationship to different characteristics of social development. The course examines legal jurisprudence and the application of the principles of these philosophies, and explores how they have shaped legal action. Cross-listed with ADMJ 0100. (Satisfies the Swanson School of Engineering Social Science Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB Behavioral Science Requirement.)
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: none

SOC 1117 - LAW AND POLITICS
3 credits

Examines law as an integral part of the political process. Topics include American legal culture; legal socialization; legal decision makers; the politics of formulating legal policy; the politics of implementing legal policy; and the effect of legal decisions on the operation of the political process.
Frequency: every two years
Prerequisites: none

SOC 1316 - SOCIAL AND CULTURAL CHANGE
3 credits

This course presents sociology for a global perspective in three major ways: it focuses on social change as a critical factor in understanding society today; it uses a cross-international approach to compare nations and regions of the world; and it examines the ties between societies and the manner in which these relationships create a global society.
Frequency: every other year
Prerequisites: SOC 0010

SOC 0477 - MEDICAL SOCIOLOGY
3 credits

This is a course on socio-cultural aspects of health, illness, disease and (medical) treatment in American society. The historical transformation of American medicine into a powerful sovereign profession with unparalleled authority, autonomy and control over all aspects of health and illness will be examined. On the basis of this historical survey, recent empirical studies of distribution of health, disease and medical care will be examined as well as specific substantive issues and contemporary debates.
Frequency: 
Prerequisites: 

SOC 0438 - Sociology of the Family
3 credits

This course introduces students to the sociological perspective on the family and analyzes how the structure and nature of family life are shaped by larger historical and social forces. We will look at how changes in the economy and technology affect the family; how ideas concerning gender roles affect male/female relationships and the socialization of children; how race, ethnicity, and class shape family life; and the wide variety of family forms, historical and contemporary.
Frequency: 
Prerequisites: None



Spanish

SPAN 0101 - ELEMENTARY SPANISH 1
3 credits

A study of elementary spoken and written Spanish. Emphasis on Communicative proficiency.
Frequency: Yearly - Fall Term
Prerequisites: None.

SPAN 0102 - ELEMENTARY SPANISH 2
3 credits

A continuation of elementary Spanish 1, training in spoken and written Spanish.
Frequency: Yearly - Spring Term
Prerequisites: SPAN 0101



Statistics

STAT 1000 - APPLIED STATISTICAL METHODS
4 credits

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. (Satisfies CAS Quantitative and Formal Reasoning Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB Computational Science Requirement.)
Frequency: fall and spring term
Prerequisites: C- or better in MATH 0031 or MATH 0110

STAT 1100 - STATISTICS AND PROBABILITY FOR BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
4 credits

This is a one-term introduction to statistics and probability. Both modeling and data analysis will be emphasized. Various probability models for discrete and continuous variables will be analyzed. Inferential, descriptive, and data analysis techniques will be covered with examples from management. A statistical package will be introduced and used to conduct data analyses.
Frequency: spring term
Prerequisites: MATH 0120 or MATH 0220



Studio Arts

SA 0120 - FOUNDATION PAINTING
3 credits

Foundation painting is an introductory course designed for nonart 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. (Satisfies CAS Second Literature, Arts, or Creative Expression Requirement.) (Satisfies the Swanson School of Engineering Humanities Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB Arts Requirement.)
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: none

SA 0130 - FOUNDATION DRAWING
3 credits

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. (Satisfies CAS Second Literature, Arts, or Creative Expression Requirement.) (Satisfies the Swanson School of Engineering Humanities Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB Arts Requirement.)
Frequency: annually
Prerequisites: none



Theatre Arts

THEA 0830 - INTRODUCTION TO PERFORMANCE
3 credits

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." (Satisfies CAS Second Literature, Arts, or Creative Expression Requirement.) (Satisfies the Swanson School of Engineering Humanities Requirement.) (Satisfies UPB Arts Requirement.)
Frequency: fall and spring term
Prerequisites: none




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