Aug 21, 2019  
Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


Numbering System Each course in the curriculum is defined by an alphabetical prefix and a 3-digit number. The 3-digit number indicates the level of study: 100- and 200-level courses are lower division; 300- and 400-level courses are upper division; 500-, 600- and 700- level courses are graduate courses.

When a W is added to the end of the course number, this means that the course will satisfy the Writing Requirement. However, not all sections of courses with a W meet the writing requirement. Refer to the schedule of classes to see which sections of the course are designated as W.

000-level course designation Developmental courses for ESL students; placement determined by testing of entering students.

100-level course designation Courses with no prerequisites, survey courses or courses defining basic concepts and presenting the terminology of a discipline.

200-level course designation Courses of intermediate college-level difficulty, courses with 100-level course(s) as prerequisite(s) or survey courses devoted to particular areas or fields within a discipline.

300-level course designation Courses of advanced college-level difficulty taken by majors and upper-division students; these are often considered to be courses in the major, offered for students clearly interested in and qualified in the subject.

400-level course designation Advanced upper-division courses and/or seminars, tutorials and honors courses for majors and upperdivision students.

Alphabetical Prefixes The following prefixes are used, preceding the 3-digit number, to designate the field of study. They are listed here alphabetically, with the department or program and field to which they pertain. Specific departments and programs appear alphabetically in the table of contents, the index and the HEGIS Code  section. 
 

 

Philosophy Courses: Metaphysics and Epistemology

   •  PHILO 20100 - Knowledge and Reality (W)
   •  PHILO 26200 - Philosophy of Religion (W)
   •  PHILO 26800 - Philosophical Psychology (W)
   •  PHILO 27000 - Philosophy, Science and Culture (W)
   •  PHILO 36000 - Metaphysics (W)
   •  PHILO 36200 - Theory of Knowledge (W)
   •  PHILO 36400 - Philosophy of Language (W)
   •  PHILO 36600 - Philosophy of Mind (W)
   •  PHILO 37600 - Philosophy of Mathematics (W)
   •  PHILO 37900 - Philosophy of Science (W)

Philosophy: Special Courses

   •  PHILO 20000 - Topics in Philosophy
   •  PHILO 39300 - Philosophical Systems
   •  PHILO 39400 - Philosophical Problems
   •  PHILO 49200 - Independent Study in Philosophy
   •  PHILO 49400 - Honors Tutorial in Philosophy
   •  PHILO 49800 - Internship

Physics

   •  PHYS 10100 - Study of Selected Phenomena and Basic Concepts of Physics
   •  PHYS 11000 - General Physics: Introductory Course in Mechanics, Heat, and Sound
   •  PHYS 11100 - General Physics: Introductory Course in Mechanics, Heat, and Sound
   •  PHYS 12000 - General Physics: Introductory Course in Electricity and Magnetism, Light, and Atomic Physics
   •  PHYS 12100 - General Physics: Introductory Course in Electricity and Magnetism, Light, and Atomic Physics
   •  PHYS 19000 - Tutorial in Mathematical Physics
   •  PHYS 20400 - Electrical Circuits and Laboratory
   •  PHYS 22100 - Electronics
   •  PHYS 22200 - Electronics Laboratory
   •  PHYS 22400 - Analog and Digital Electronics and Laboratory
   •  PHYS 23000 - Classical Physics Laboratory
   •  PHYS 23100 - Fundamentals of Laser and Fiber Optics
   •  PHYS 23200 - Laser and Electro-Optics Technology
   •  PHYS 23300 - Laser Electro-Optics Devices, Measurements and Applications
   •  PHYS 23400 - Fiber Optics Devices, Measurements, and Applications
   •  PHYS 23500 - Modern Physics Laboratory
   •  PHYS 30100 - Theoretical Physics
   •  PHYS 31100 - Introduction to Fluid Mechanics
   •  PHYS 33000 - Atomic and Nuclear Physics
   •  PHYS 33400 - Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism
   •  PHYS 33500 - Intermediate Mechanics
   •  PHYS 33600 - Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
   •  PHYS 34200 - Optics
   •  PHYS 38500 - Numerical Methods I
   •  PHYS 39900 - Senior Thesis (W)
   •  PHYS 41100 - Theoretical Mechanics
   •  PHYS 41500 - Electromagnetic Theory
   •  PHYS 41600 - Electromagnetic Theory II
   •  PHYS 42000 - Introduction to Biophysics
   •  PHYS 42400 - Plasma Physics
   •  PHYS 42500 - Quantum Theory
   •  PHYS 42700 - Intermediate Physics Laboratory
   •  PHYS 42800 - Photonics and Laboratory
   •  PHYS 44500 - Solid State Physics
   •  PHYS 45300 - Introduction to Research
   •  PHYS 45400 - Introduction to Research
   •  PHYS 48500 - Numerical Methods II

Physics: Courses Less Frequently Offered

   •  PHYS 24000 - Physics of Biological Systems
   •  PHYS 24500 - Computer Applications in Physical Sciences
   •  PHYS 28000 - Astrophysics
   •  PHYS 36000 - Atomic and Nuclear Physics for Engineers
   •  PHYS 36400 - Electricity and Magnetism for Engineers
   •  PHYS 36500 - Analytical Mechanics
   •  PHYS 40300 - Topics in Modern Physics

Political Science: Introductory Courses

The introductory courses acquaint the student with a particular segment of political science: American Government and Politics; Political Theory; Comparative Politics; and International Politics. Each will fulfill three credits of the Broad Exposure/Stage 2, Group B requirement in the social sciences. (POLSC 11000  can be used to fulfill GER 1/C or 2/B), although only one of these courses may be used for that purpose. Only two introductory courses can be applied toward the major. Students who have taken POLSC 11100 may not receive credit for POLSC 11000.

   •  POLSC 10000 - Introduction to Politics: Democracy, Anarchy and the State (W)
   •  POLSC 11000 - American Government: A Historical Introduction (W)
   •  POLSC 11200 - Introduction to Political Theory (W)

Political Science: 200 Level Core Courses

These core courses are foundational courses for their respective fields and the International Relations course is a prerequisite for many 300-level courses in international relations.  

   •  POLSC 20000 - Interpreting Politics: An Introduction to Political Ideas (W)
   •  POLSC 25000 - Comparing Countries (W)
   •  POLSC 27000 - International Relations: Conceptual Foundations and Current Issues (W)

Political Science: American Government and Politics

   •  POLSC 11000 - American Government: A Historical Introduction (W)
   •  POLSC 21100 - State Government and Politics (W)
   •  POLSC 21200 - Urban Politics (W)
   •  POLSC 21300 - Political Parties and Elections (W)
   •  POLSC 21500 - Public Opinion and Political Participation (W)
   •  POLSC 21700 - Contemporary Issues in American Politics
   •  POLSC 21800 - Women and Politics (W)
   •  POLSC 21900 - Women and the Law (W)
   •  POLSC 22100 - U.S. Immigration Policy (W)
   •  POLSC 22600 - Interest Group Politics (W)
   •  POLSC 22700 - Political Parties (W)
   •  POLSC 22800 - Protest Movements in American Politics (W)
   •  POLSC 23000 - The American Presidency (W)
   •  POLSC 23500 - The American Congress (W)
   •  POLSC 23800 - The American Legal System (W)
   •  POLSC 24000 - The American Judiciary (W)
   •  POLSC 24400 - Energy and Environmental Politics and Public Policy (W)
   •  POLSC 27400 - American Foreign Policy (W)
   •  POLSC 30100 - American Political Thought (W)
   •  POLSC 31700 - Contemporary Issues in American Politics
   •  POLSC 32000 - Ethnic Politics (W)
   •  POLSC 32100 - American Political Economy (W)
   •  POLSC 32300 - Politics of Public Budgeting (W)
   •  POLSC 33000 - American Political Development (W)
   •  POLSC 34000 - Constitutional Law: Organizing the Government (W)
   •  POLSC 34100 - Constitutional Law: Civil Rights (W)
   •  POLSC 34200 - Constitutional Law: The First Amendment (W)
   •  POLSC 34300 - Criminal Law (W)
   •  POLSC 34800 - Public Administration and Public Policy (W)

Political Science: Comparative Politics

   •  POLSC 25000 - Comparing Countries (W)
   •  POLSC 25100 - Politics of Africa, Asia and Latin America (W)
   •  POLSC 25300 - Government and Politics in Latin America (W)
   •  POLSC 25400 - Government and Politics in Western Europe (W)
   •  POLSC 25500 - Government and Politics of Japan and Korea (W)
 

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