Dec 04, 2021  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Other Courses

  
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    CAC 1013 - Career Creativity 3


  
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    CAC 2003 - Entertainment Entrepreneurship 3


  
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    CACR 1013 - Career Creativity


  
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    CACR 2003 - Entertainment Entrepreneurship


  
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    CACR 4993 - Arts and Innovation Capstone


  
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    UBN 2003 - Introduction to Urban Studies (3)


    The cities we live in shape our lives and we in turn shape our cities.  As the world becomes increasingly urban, understanding our cities becomes increasingly important. This course will introduce students to the field of urban studies, an interdisciplinary field with perspectives and frameworks from history, anthropology, geography, sociology, political science, urban planning, architecture.  Using Nashville as our primary classroom and case study, students will explore issues of space, planning, transportation, equity, and culture. All of these areas will be connected to the policies and history that shape them-cities do not take shape by accident, they result from the intentions of those who live there, from personal choices as well as policy decisions.  This course will give you the information, contexts, and knowledge to help you become a better urban dweller and citizen.

    College
    College of Leadership and Public ServiceDepartment
    Urban Studies
  
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    UBN 2013 - Race, Ethnicity, and the City (3)


    Race, Ethnicity, and the City examines the intersection of racial and ethnic identity with cultural, political, and policy forces in urban settings.  The course considers ways in which the forces of racism, segregation, structural inequality, immigration, and assimilation have shaped our cities. Subject areas include:  educational and residential segregation; population distribution as it relates to ethnic identity; economic development’s relationship to racial and ethnic identities; mass incarceration and criminal justice issues; social constructs of racial identity. Students will explore how these forces have shaped Nashville throughout history and today as well as examining other cities. Through readings, written reflection, discussion, visitors, and encounters in the community, students will come to a deeper understanding of the role of race and ethnicity in the shape of cities.

    College
    College of Leadership and Public ServiceDepartment
    Urban Studies
  
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    UBN 2023 - Wealth, Poverty, and the City (3)


    The course examines the ways in which wealth, poverty, inequality, and economic structures shape and are shaped by cities. The course explores the demographics, definitions, and changes related to poverty, wealth, and class. Students will become familiar with different theories of urban inequality and the ways those theories might be applied to address that inequality.  Students will examine how particular policies have exacerbated, alleviated, or attempted to alleviate poverty, and consider evidence related to the effectiveness of poverty policies. The course also examines how economics affect the physical structures of cities, including neighborhoods, infrastructure, and buildings. It will also consider the ways in which those who live in different economic strata experience cities through the lens of economic class.  The course places urban economics within the larger context of historical and global forces.

    College
    College of Leadership and Public ServiceDepartment
    Urban Studies
  
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    UBN 3013 - The Church and the City (3)


    The Church and the City examines the intersection of the urban context and Christian beliefs and practices.  The course considers ways that churches and individual Christians can engage in in their local contexts in healthy and transformative ways. The Church and the City will locate the Western church within a missiological and sociological context, and describe core principles and competences for healthy community engagement.  It will also consider a range of politically oriented theologies and the ways in which our own practices and beliefs intersect with the needs of cities and urban dwellers.

    College
    College of Leadership and Public ServiceDepartment
    Urban Studies
  
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    UBN 3023 - Urban Policy and Planning (3)


    This course explores important substantive areas of urban policy and planning and current issues and debates.  The course familiarizes students with the overall frameworks and approaches of policy makers and planners. Students will become familiar with the legal, governmental, design, and evidentiary considerations of those who shape our cities through policy and planning.  Students will learn how to connect these processes and frameworks to the lived realities of people, neighborhoods, and larger urban settings. Through the use of focused case studies such as transportation, affordable housing, and community planning, students will learn how these considerations play out in a variety of settings.  This course incorporates case studies from the United States and international settings and includes a required site visit to an urban location outside of Nashville organized by the instructor.

    Prerequisites: Introduction to Urban Studies and at least two core Urban Studies courses.
    College
    College of Leadership and Public ServiceDepartment
    Urban Studies
  
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    UBN 3033 - Sustaining the City: Environmental Issues of Urban Life (3)


    This course explores the origins of the concept of sustainability, theories of community development, and a suite of dimensions of sustainable urban development, as well as examine policies aimed at making cities more environmentally sustainable. Major topics include: urban ecology, water, energy, waste, social and environmental justice, transportation, the built environment, and food. This course will utilize active field-based investigation combined with creative practice. Locations for field research and excursions throughout Nashville and Middle Tennessee support active learning experiences.

    College
    College of Leadership and Public ServiceDepartment
    Urban Studies
  
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    UBN 3043 - Using Technology to Build Better Cities (3)


    This course brings together those studying urban studies with those studying computer science and information technology to examine how technology can be used to make progress on urban challenges.  Students will examine the use Geographic Information System (GIS), a system that captures, stores, manipulates, analyzes and presents all types of geographical data and have the opportunity to use GIS in their own projects.   Students will also examine and employ role of data analytics in application to policy and systems. A key aspect of the course will be examining how policy-makers and technology experts can come together to create strong solutions for shared social challenges.  

    Either UBN 2003: Introduction to Urban Studies (3) or 1123: Introduction to Data Science (3).
    College
    College of Leadership and Public ServiceDepartment
    Urban Studies
  
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    UBN 3903 - Urban Studies Internship


    The Urban Studies internship offers students the opportunity to learn and apply learning in a professional environment related to the field.  Students work with a faculty advisor to find a placement that aligns with their career goals and academic interests. The internship placements are 15 hours per week and include written assignments and regular meetings with the course professor and fellow students.  The real-life experience of the internship builds professional and intellectual skills.

    Course Prerequisites: Students must have either junior or senior status and successfully completed Introduction to Urban Studies and at least two other courses. Students must also have successfully completed Urban Policy and Planning or be enrolled in the course during the internship semester.
    College
    College of Leadership and Public ServiceDepartment
    Urban Studies
  
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    UBN 4983 - Urban Studies Seminar: Research and Practice (3)


    This course acts as the methods course for the urban studies capstone, and focusesx on both research and applied practice.  Students in the course will be introduced to a range of methodologies commonly deployed in urban research in preparation for the capstone project.  Students in the capstone may choose to do an applied research project in the community or an academic research project and the Research and Practice seminar familiarizes students with methods in practices in both of those arenas. The class addresses the types of questions that can be asked through different methodologies and what methods are suitable for which urban studies questions. Areas studied may include: qualitative and quantitative research, demography, intensive interviewing, survey research, participant observation, participatory action research, community studies, policy analysis, evaluation research and research ethics.

    Pre-requisites: Introduction to Urban Studies, Urban Policy and Planning, junior status or senior status, and at least 3 additional Urban Studies core courses. Available only to majors or with permission of program director.
    College
    College of Leadership and Public ServiceDepartment
    Urban Studies
  
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    UBN 4993 - Urban Studies Capstone (3)


    The Urban Studies Capstone is the culmination of the Urban Studies major, bringing together the skills, knowledge, and content of previous courses in a setting meant to encourage students to contribute meaningfully to the field through research, writing, and presentation.  The capstone builds on the work of the Research and Practice Seminar, a pre-requisite for the course. Students will work to complete a research project related to a defined question in the urban studies field. Students may pursue a research project that includes collaborative applied work in the community.  Students may pursue an independent project or work collaboratively in a team with the approval of the capstone instructor. The course also helps prepare students for their transition from undergraduate studies to employment or graduate studies. Pre-requisites: Introduction to Urban Studies, at least 3 core Urban Studies courses, Urban Policy and Planning, and Urban Studies Seminar: Research and Practice.

    Course Prerequisites: Pre-requisites: Introduction to Urban Studies, at least 3 core Urban Studies courses, Urban Policy and Planning, and Urban Studies Seminar: Research and Practice.
    College
    College of Leadership and Public ServiceDepartment
    Urban Studies
  
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    UN 1321 - Personal Finance (1) F, SP


    This course is designed to help students understand the impact of individual choices on occupational goals and future earnings potential. Topics covered will include income, money management, spending and credit, as well as saving and investing.


Accounting Courses

  
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    AC 2503 - Financial Accounting (3) F, SP, SU


    The introduction to financial accounting concepts, covering fundamentals of financial statement preparation for partnerships and corporations based on a user’s perspective. A study of the full accounting cycle in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles for the financial reporting of assets, liabilities and equity.  

    Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. For students planning on majoring in accounting a “B” or better in AC2503 is required for AC 3503 .

  
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    AC 2513 - Managerial Accounting (3) F, SP, SU


    The introduction to the management use of financial accounting data for cost accounting and internal decision making. A study of financial statement analysis, reporting of cash flows, cost-volume-profit analysis, cost systems and allocation methods, short-term decision-making, operational budgeting and performance management.

    Prerequisite: AC 2503  with a “C” or above.   For students planning on majoring in accounting a “B” or better is required for AC 3503  
  
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    AC 3503 - Intermediate Accounting I (3) F, SP


    An in-depth examination of generally accepted accounting principles for the external decision maker. An analytical review of the measurement and reporting of financial information, and includes topics such as the conceptual framework of accounting principles, income statement, balance sheet, time value of money, cash and receivables, inventories, fixed assets, depreciation, and intangible assets. This course is normally taken in the junior year following Financial Accounting and Managerial Accounting, and is the first of two semesters of Intermediate Accounting required of all accounting majors.

    Prerequisite: AC 2513 , with a “B” or above in both AC 2503  and AC 2513 .
  
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    AC 3513 - Intermediate Accounting II (3) F, SP


    The second Intermediate Accounting course in a two-course sequence. Topics include investments, current and long-term liabilities, stockholders’ equity, dilutive securities, income taxes, pension and post-retirement benefits share-based compensation, earnings per share, revenue recognition, accounting changes and errors, and the statement of cash flows.

    AC 3503 , with a “C” or above.
  
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    AC 3573 - Federal Income Taxation (3) F-Day, SP-Night


    A study of income tax laws relating to the individual taxpayer.

    Prerequisite: Junior standing.
  
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    AC 4113 - Principles of Auditing (3) F-Night, SP-Day


    A comprehensive review of the attest function as performed by independent public accounting firms. Includes a study of the auditing environment, generally accepted auditing standards, ethics and internal controls. Strong emphasis is placed on the student’s ability to communicate across all mediums.

    Prerequisite: AC 3503  with a grade of “C” or above.
  
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    AC 4803 - Global Business, Culture, and Travel to [insert destination] (3)


    This course gives learners international business exposure and a unique cultural experience with an opportunity to encounter first-hand a global business environment including various business segments, trends, governing/advising bodies, cultural influences, political issues, consequences of exchange rate fluctuations, examination of financial statements prepared under international accounting standards, comparison of financial reporting disclosures between U.S. GAAP rules and international accounting standards, marketing and service strategies, management approaches, and other factors impacting the transaction of business in the chosen destination. International trip participation is required.


Special Topics/Independent Research in Accounting Courses

  
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    AC 390V - Internship in Accounting (1-10) F, SP, SU


    Prerequisite: Permission of professor in charge and department chairman and junior or senior standing.
    This course may satisfy the SALT Tier II requirement. The VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program may be an excellent option for this course.
    Repeatable for up to six hours, but only if a different experience from first internship.
  
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    AC 401V - Independent Study in Accounting (1-3) F, SP, SU


    Independent research of primary and secondary data in a selected topic; topic title to be approved by major professor and academic chair; paper to be kept on file.

    Prerequisite: advanced standing, proven research ability and approval of academic chair.
    This course may satisfy the SALT Tier II requirement.
    Repeatable for a maximum of six hours.

Animation Courses

  
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    AM 1113 - 2D Character Animation I (3) SP


    Introduction to the core, 12 principles of animation as created by the Disney Animation Masters. Students will learn drawing, acting, and movement observational skills through exercises in 2D traditional animation.

    Prerequisite: AR 1063  
    Studio fee: $50
  
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    AM 1123 - 2D Character Animation II (3) F, SP (on demand)


    Building on the fundamentals learned in 2D Animation I, this class will introduce students to more advanced performance animation exercises. This class will include introductions to pantomime character performances, lip-sync (dialogue) animation techniques, and “tra-digital” vector based pipelines.

    Prerequisite: AM 1113  
    Studio fee: $50
  
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    AM 1213 - Character Design I (3) F


    This course is an introduction to the process of designing characters for film, television, Web, and video games. This class will analyze and use the process of “shape-based” character design and what makes a character strong and appealing. Personality, posing, and acting will also be discussed to achieve optimum results.

  
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    AM 1223 - Character Design II (3) SP


    Building of off Character Design I, this class will delve further into creating a “cast” of characters for a film, television, Web or video game project. Different styles will be analyzed and an emphasis will be placed on turn sheets, expression model sheets and final color models of characters for the student’s CG modeling and short animation thesis project.

    Prerequisite: AM 1213  
  
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    AM 2013 - Action Analysis I (3) F, SP


    Students will learn the mechanics behind human and animal locomotion, which is core knowledge to any character animation performance. Live models and film clips will be used in class for students to sketch and analyze.

    Prerequisite: AR 1063  
    Studio fee: $50
  
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    AM 2413 - History of Animation (3) F


    This course is a survey of the history of American animation. It examines technological, conceptual, and aesthetic landmarks from the early 20th century to the present. Students will create small projects as well as written assignments pertaining to course topics.

  
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    AM 2513 - Storyboarding for Animation I (3) F


    This course introduces students to storytelling using sequential visuals. Film, shot, and cutting theory will be discussed. Assignments are designed to teach students screen design and pacing.

    Prerequisite: AM 1113  
  
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    AM 2523 - Storyboarding for Animation II (3) SP


    Through individual approaches and expression in traditional and digital media, students will practice visual communication by juxtaposing and sequencing imagery to tell a story. The course culminates with finished storyboards for the Senior Thesis short film.

    Prerequisite: AR 2513  
  
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    AM 2613 - Drawing for Animation I (3) F


    This course is designed to instruct students in visual development artwork. The focus will be on the exploration of ideas and the generation of characters, environments and design applications. Students are introduced to the elements of gesture, composition, staging, concept development, color and spatial relationships.

    Prerequisite: AM 1123 
    Studio fee: $50
  
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    AM 2623 - Drawing for Animation II (3) SP


    This course focuses on advanced study in descriptive design. Students will be expected to advance skills in character and environment design as they relate to story lines. Key elements will be the advancement of craftsmanship and conceptual skills that will be applied to the senior thesis.

    Prerequisite: AM 2613  
  
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    AM 2713 - Concept Development (3) F, SP


    Introduction to concept development processes. The course explores techniques for creating ideas for effective animation including research, analysis, brainstorming and improvisational techniques. Material created in this class is meant to form elements for subsequent conceptual work.

    Prerequisite: AM 1113   and FD 1213  
  
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    AM 3013 - CG Modeling and Lighting I (3) F


    This course is an introduction MAYA software explores the principles of model building, rigging, color and lighting as applied to a series of stylized and anatomical characters. Students explore tools and apply them to various problems to find modeling and rigging solutions.

    Prerequisite: AM 1223  
  
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    AM 3033 - CG Modeling and Lighting II (3) SP


    Further development of skills in model building, rigging, color and lighting. Concentration will be focused towards final CG character models for the senior thesis short film.

    Prerequisite: AM 3013  
  
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    AM 3413 - History of Animation II (3) SP


    This course focuses on the history and aesthetics of animation with references to related arts such as cinema, puppetry and comics. Screenings include a wide range of commercial and experimental work produced globally over the past century. Students create small projects and written work pertaining to course topics.

    Prerequisite: AM 2413  
  
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    AM 4012 - Animation Capstone I (2) F, SP


    This course is designed to allow students continued time to develop and process their senior thesis short film. Students should begin this course having already developed storyboards and models. This course is primarily for the animation phase.

  
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    AM 4713 - Computer Animation I (3) F


    Beginning with a brief overview of Disney’s 12 Fundamental Rules of 2D Animation, students are introduced to 3D animation using MAYA software. Emphasis is on character performance, weight, posing and character mechanics. Students will be asked to develop ideas using traditional 2D methods before each 3D project.

    Prerequisite: AM 3013  
  
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    AM 4723 - Computer Animation II (3) SP


    This course is a continued study in principles of computer animation using MAYA animation software. Students will have the option of initiating the development of their senior thesis short film.

    Prerequisite: AM 3033  , AM 4713  
  
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    AM 4733 - Computer Animation III (3) F


    This course is a continued study in principles of computer animation using MAYA animation software. Students will have the option of initiating the development of their senior thesis short film.

    Prerequisite:AM 3033  , AM 4723  
  
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    AM 4743 - Computer Animation IV (3) SP


    This course is a continued study in principles of computer animation using MAYA animation software. Students will need to begin development of their senior thesis short film.

    Prerequisite: AM 3033  , AM 4733  
  
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    AM 4822 - Animation Capstone II (2) F, SP


    The course represents the final phase of the senior project and career preparation. Students focus on the postproduction of their senior thesis short film including final editing and rendering, reel updates, self-promotional support opportunities such as competitions and film/animation festivals.

    Prerequisite: AM 4012  

Art Courses

  
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    AR 1033 - Foundation Studio I (3) F


    This course is the first in a sequence of foundational exploration where students are initiated into the process of art making. The focus of the course will center around 2D principles and elements. Students will also be given the opportunity to utilize traditional and non-traditional tools and materials. Studio courses meets six hours each week.

    Studio fee: $75.
  
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    AR 1043 - Foundation Studio II (3) SP


    This course is the second in a sequence of foundations explorations where students cultivate creativity and craftsmanship within a variety of chosen media forms as they relate to 3D principles and elements. Studio course meets six hours each week.

    Prerequisite: AR 1033 .
    Studio fee: $75.
  
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    AR 1053 - Foundation Studio III (3) F


    This course is the third in the sequence of foundational explorations. Students will have, by now, advanced in both 2D and 3D art making and will be required to present a portfolio of work for review at the end of the semester.

    Prerequisites: AR 1043, AR 1213, AR 1513, AR 1723
    Studio fee: $75.
  
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    AR 1063 - Figure Drawing (3) F, SP


    This course introduces students to the fundamentals of drawing the human form from observation. Students will use a variety of drawing media as they learn the basics of line, gesture, and form pertaining to the specifics of the human figure. This course meets 6 hours per week.

    Studio fee: $100. This fee is higher due to the requirement of hiring models for each class session.
  
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    AR 1213 - Color Theory (3) F, SP


    Color Theory explores both the practical and conceptual applications of color as it relates to visual art and design. This course is a foundations course and must be taken during either the first or second semester of the students freshman year.

    Studio fee: $75.
  
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    AR 1513 - Conceptualization and Presentation (3) F, SP


    This is a foundation course with emphasis on concept, visual language, and content within the context of art making. It includes studies in areas such as preconceptions, value systems, visual semantics, art criticism and analysis of visual culture. This course must be taken in either the students first or second semester of the freshman year.

    Studio fee: $75.
  
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    AR 1723 - New Media Studio (3) F, SP


    This foundations course sets to explore new forms of media including video, performance, and digital photography and design. Students will be lead through both historical and contemporary applications to gain a better understanding of how non-traditional forms of media are put into practice by artists, filmmakers and designers. This course must be taken within the first two semesters of the freshman year.

    Studio fee: $25
  
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    AR 2213 - Fundamentals of Ceramics (3) Offered on demand


    This course introduces students to hand-built clay objects and the various processes and tools associated with creating these forms. Historical and contemporary overview of ceramics are provided. Studio course meets six hours each week.

    Prerequisites: AR 1043
    Studio fee: $75.
  
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    AR 2223 - Intermediate Ceramics (3) Offered on demand


    This course builds off the learning from Fundamentals of Ceramics and further explores processes and techniques. This course meets 6 hours per week.

    Prerequisites: AR 2213  
    Studio fee: $75.
  
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    AR 2233 - Sculpture I (3) F, SP


    This introductory course trains students traditional and contemporary 3D design techniques. Students will explore various processes such as stone carving, woodworking and welding. This studio course meets 6 hours per week.

    Prerequisites: AR 1043
    Studio fee: $75.
  
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    AR 2253 - Printmaking I (3) F


    This is an introductory course in learning the foundational processes of printmaking, stressing basic techniques in relief, intaglio, and screen printing.

    Prerequisites: AR 1043
    Studio fee: $75
  
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    AR 2263 - Printmaking II (3) SP


    This course expands the printmaking processes learned in Fundamentals of Printmaking by investigating alternative approaches to traditional techniques. This course meets 6 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: AR 2253 .
    Studio fee: $75.
  
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    AR 2313 - Digital Photography I (3) F, SP


    This is the introductory course in basic studio practice digital photography covering basic principles, use of the camera, and digital image processing and printing techniques. This course emphasizes photography as a fine art stressing visual awareness and craftsmanship. Digital SLR camera required.

    Prerequisite: AR 1723
    Studio fee: $75.
  
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    AR 2323 - Digital Photography II (3) SP


    This course is a continuation of Digital Photography I that expands upon alternative approaches in digital photography. A Digital SLR camera is required.

    Prerequisite: AR 2313 .
    This course may satisfy the SALT Tier II requirement.
    Repeatable one time.
    Studio fee: $75.
  
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    AR 2513 - History of Graphic Design (3) SP


    This lecture course explores the history of applied arts and its evolution into graphic design in the 20th century.

  
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    AR 2613 - Painting I (3) F


    This course introduces students to the processes and techniques of painting with oil-based media. Students will learn the fundamentals of paint application while also learning how to build a canvas substrate and canvas stretching. This course meets 6 hours per week.

    Prerequisites: AR 1043 and AR 1213
    Studio fee: $75.
  
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    AR 3113 - Advanced Printmaking (3) Offered on demand


    This course challenges students to explore alternative printmaking methods. This course meets 6 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: AR 2263 .
    Studio fee: $75.
  
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    AR 3123 - Creative Design for the Web (3) Offered on demand


    This course applies the fundamentals of graphic design practice and theory to web design. Students will learn the fundamentals on how design and coding are applied to solving problems for clients. This course meets 6 hours per week.

    Prerequisites: AR 3713
    Studio fee: $75
  
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    AR 3133 - Art Theory (3) SP


    This course provides exposure to seminal authors and their work of art theory, beginning with Plato’s Republic through contemporary theoretical ideas. Students gain a broad understanding of key concepts from selected readings.

  
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    AR 3503 - Methods of Teaching Visual Arts (3) Offered on demand


    This course teaches methodology in secondary art curriculum, such as developing and leading art experiences, developing lesson plans, and understanding theories of art criticism. Field experience is required.

  
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    AR 3513 - Art for Children (3) F, SP


    This course examines concepts, practices, curriculum integration and issues in discipline-based art education. Emphasis on ways of stimulating, guiding and evaluating art learning experiences for children.

  
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    AR 3623 - Painting II (3) SP


    This course expands the knowledge base gained from Painting I. Students will explores various modalities and alternative media such as acrylics, gouache, and other varieties of materials. This course meets 6 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: AR 2613 .
    Studio fee: $75.
  
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    AR 3713 - Foundations in Graphic Design (3) F, SP


    This course emphasizes visual literacy in graphic design. Students will gain the ability to decipher successful from unsuccessful implementation of the visual elements of design by solving graphic design problems. Students will also apply the fundamentals of visual literacy in design to current industry software. This course meets 6 hours per week.

    Prerequisites: AR 1033 and AR 1723
    AR 3723
    Studio fee: $75
  
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    AR 3723 - Typography (3) F, SP


    This course covers the anatomy of type, the identification of fonts by their respective class and family, and the successful and unsuccessful use of type. Each assignment will be directed toward understand methods of communication through letterforms, while negotiating the semantics found between letterforms and their context. This course meets 6 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: AR 1723
    Corequisite: AR 3713
    Studio fee: $75
  
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    AR 3733 - Trademarks and Identity Systems (3) F


    This course looks at the history, development, and theory of logo design and identity systems. Students complete projects designed to concentrate on logos, trademarks, identity systems, and branding campaigns. This course meets 6 hours per week.

    Prerequisites: AR 3713 and AR 3723
    This course may satisfy the SALT II Tier requirement.
    Studio fee: $75.
  
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    AR 3763 - Packaging Design (3) Offered on demand


    This course focuses on the application of graphic design to simultaneously occupied 2-d/3-d world of product packaging. Projects will be designed and printed to exist in 3-dimensions. Packaging problem solving, project requirements and building applications will be presented through hands-on training in the development of product packaging.

    Prerequisite: AR 3773 . Studio course meets six hours each week.
    Studio fee: $75.
  
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    AR 3773 - Designing from the Grid (3) F, SP


    This course is a thorough introduction to the grid as an organizing element in graphic design, including its history and uses. The learner will focus on creating grids for print and web.

    Prerequisite: AR 3713 . Studio course meets six hours each week.
    Studio fee: $75
  
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    AR 3913 - Advanced Typography (3) SP


    This course is a continuation of Art 3723 Typography, with a focus on more advanced projects. This course covers the anatomy of type, the identification of fonts by their respective class and family, and the successful and unsuccessful use of type. Each assignment will be directed toward understand methods of communication through letterforms, while negotiating the semantics found between letterforms and their context.

    Prerequisite: AR 3723 . Studio course meets six hours each week.
    Studio fee: $75
  
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    AR 4213 - Advanced Painting (3) Offered on demand


    This course is an exploration in contemporary painting practices. Pre-conceived notions of painting are challenged in contemporary art. The student gains familiarity with creative painting techniques, concepts and emphasizes its criticality and contemporaneous aspects.

    Prerequisite: AR 3623 . Studio course meets six hours each week.
    Studio fee: $75.
  
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    AR 4813 - Survey of History of Art I (3) F


    This course presents an intensive study of the artistic periods from the Prehistoric Age to the Gothic Era. Strong emphasis is placed on the student’s ability to approach art through oral and written components as well as critical thinking.

  
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    AR 4823 - Survey of History of Art II (3) SP


    This course presents an intensive study of the artistic periods from the Renaissance to the 20th century.

  
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    AR 4843 - Art Since 1940 (3) SP


    This course presents an intensive study of the artistic periods from 1940 to contemporary times. Art is stylistically and contextually analyzed with particular attention given to critical theories and history pertaining to the works of art.

  
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    AR 4912 - Capstone: Portfolio Development and Portfolio Review (2) F, SP


    Required of B.F.A. in Graphic Design majors during their last semester. Presentation to and approval by an adjudicating committee composed of full and adjunct professors in the Department of Art is required. This presentation includes work from previous courses, influences and directions for future growth as well as a concise agenda for the Capstone.

    Prerequisite: All required and additional courses for the B.F.A. in Graphic Design.
    Studio fee: $75.
  
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    AR 4932 - Capstone: Professional Studio Practices and Senior Exhibition (2) F, SP


    Required of B.F.A. in Studio Art majors during their last semester. Presentation to and approval by an adjudicating committee composed of full and adjunct professors in the Department of Art is required. This presentation includes work from previous courses, influences and directions for future growth as well as a concise agenda for the Capstone.

    Prerequisite: All required and additional courses for the B.F.A. in Studio Art.
    Studio fee: $75.
  
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    AR 4933 - Christianity in the Visual Arts (3) F, SP


    This course explores the history of Christian imagery, its changing role in the context of worship, and its place in the contemporary art scene.

  
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    AR 4943 - Design Firm (3) F, SP


    This is the final required studio course for graphic design majors. This class focuses on professional best practices, business structure, and client best practices. If live client projects are involved, the class structure will mimic that of a real design firm, with the professor acting as art director and the students taking on the role of production designers. SALT credit course.

    Prerequisites: AR 3713 , AR 3723 , AR 3733 , AR 3773 , AR 3913 . Studio course meets six hours each week.
    This course may satisfy the SALT Tier II requirement.
    Studio fee: $75.

Special Topics/Independent Research in Art Courses

  
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    AR 401V - Independent Study (1-3) F, SP, SU


    Granted on a case by case basis, independent studies allow students to deepen their knowledge on a specified topic or discipline. Students seeking an independent study must submit a proposal to an overseeing faculty member before the study can be granted. Depending on the commitment of the student the course is worth 1-3 hours credit.

    Prerequisites: Visual Art Foundations Core
  
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    AR 419V - Special Topics in Art 3 Offered on demand


    Special Topics are courses designed by the faculty to be specialized towards any given topic within the disciplines of art or design. Depending on the topic, a course may satisfy the SALT Tier II requirement.

    Prerequisites: AR 1033 and AR 1043
    This course may satisfy the SALT Tier II requirement.
    Studio length courses will be assessed a $75 lab fee.
  
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    AR 431V - Advanced Studio (3,6) Offered on demand


    This course emphasizes portfolio development and self-directed studio practice. Students develop a body of work for their senior exhibition and professional portfolio. Junior and Senior level students are allowed to take this course up to two times but not in the same semester.

    Prerequisites: Visual Art Foundations Core and Junior standing.
    Studio fee: $75.
  
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    AR 480V - Art Travel (1-3) F, SP, SU Offered on demand


    Students studying abroad may choose to take this course as an independent study. Students must be granted approval by the department chair and a proposal of topic of study must be submitted prior to departure.

    Prerequisites: Visual Art Foundations Core
  
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    AR 491V - Internship in Art (1-3) F, SP, SU


    This course is designed to allow students to work and study in a contemporary work environment. All internships must be approved by the department chair. Up to 6 hours is permitted toward a student’s major.

    Prerequisites: Visual Art Foundations Core; Junior standing or above, and minimum GPA of 3.0.

Athletic Training Courses

  
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    AT 3002 - Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries (2) SP


    A comprehensive study of the methods of preventing and caring for injuries incurred in an athletic, exercise science or physical education program. Emphasis is placed upon the practical aspects of care and treatment.


Business Administration Courses

  
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    BA 3403 - Enterprise Systems, Reporting, and Visualization (3) F, SP, SU


    In this course, students explore the role of enterprise systems within organizations. Students will learn to analyze and improve cross-functional business processes and will be encouraged to see processes in context of the business they support. Emphasis is placed on the use of ERP systems to integrate processes across marketing, finance/accounting, operations and HR management. This course will also introduce basic query, reporting, and visualization tools to improve the data available to decision makers within an organization.

    Prerequisites:  FI 2503 , (MA 2183 MG 2013   or MG3013), Sophomore standing. 
  
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    BA 3603 - Fundamentals of International Business (3) F, SP, SU


    Political, economic, social and technological considerations for doing business abroad. Emphasis on how firms adapt strategies to combat management, financial, marketing and operational challenges. 

    Prerequisite:  Sophomore standing

  
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    BA 3703 - Business Communication (3) F, SP


    This course is a study of workplace communication and the competencies required to build a successful career. Topics include vocational calling, the job search process, self-awareness and teamwork skills, and strategies for delivering dynamic presentations and effective business documents.

    Prerequisites: (EN 1113  or EN 1313 ), (CO 1003   or HN 1113 ) and Sophomore standing
  
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    BA 3803 - Business Values (3) F, SP, SU


    Explores ethical understanding and reasoning in a socially responsible manner including being able to analyze and frame ethical issues and dilemmas. Sustainability, diversity, and multicultural work environments in both domestic and global society are considered. Reflective thinking is emphasized. Written and oral communication is utilized throughout.  This course examines ethical issues from a Christian perspective with consideration of the College of Business Values of purposeful, bold, credible, creative and servant. 

    Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.

  
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    BA 4000 - Leadership Capstone Experience 0 F, SP, SU


    To complete the Business Leadership Certificate enroll in this course during your last semester prior to graduation. Requires approval from COB Dean and will require a Leadership Capstone presentation to the business faculty.

  
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    BA 4503 - Business Strategy (3) F, SP, SU


    Focuses on a firm’s use of strategy to create value. This course explores strategy-making from situational analysis through strategy implementation, while employing a lens of a firm’s desired social engagement. By using case studies and a business simulation, it integrates key content from the business curriculum and emphasizes analytical thinking, evidence-based and values-based decision making, and written and oral communication. Students should take this course in their last semester.

    Prerequisite: Senior standing, FI 3503  . 
    Corequisite: GN 999X  
  
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    IUE 301V - Integrated Micro Economics 1-3 F, SP


    Basic economic principles in the context of modern society and business, including scarcity and the allocation of resources, supply and demand, the American economy, the global economy, market structures and resource markets.  This course is delivered as a part of an integrated undergraduate program.

  
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    IUE 302V - Integrated Managerial Accounting 1-3 F, SP


    This course introduces managerial accounting topics relevant to internal decision makers. Topics include cost-volume-profit analysis, job order costing, variable costing, short-term decision-making, activity-based costing, operational budgeting, introduction to capital budgeting, analysis of financial statements and reporting of cash flows. The course is taught from the perspective of a user of financial information.  This course is delivered as a part of an integrated undergraduate program.

  
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    IUE 303V - Integrated Enterprise Systems and Analytics 1-3 F, SP


    In this course, students explore the role of enterprise resource planning and business analytics within and between organizations. Students learn to analyze and improve cross-functional business processes. Emphasis is place on the use of ERP systems to integrate processes across marketing, finance/accounting, operations and HR management. Students also learn to visualize business performance measures and mine large datasets for actionable information. This course is delivered as a part of an integrated undergraduate program.

     

  
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    IUE 304V - Integrated Operations and Supply Chain Management 1-3


    This course is a survey of operations and supply chain management that relates to both service and manufacturing organizations. The course focuses on four core areas: strategy, process management, supply chain management and supply and demand planning. Additional topics include ethical behavior, forecasting, product and service design, innovation and sustainability, lean operations, quality assurance, global supply chains, and the impacts of technology. Students will use management science techniques in solving problems. This course is delivered as a part of an integrated undergraduate program.

  
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    IUE 305V - Integrated Legal Aspects of Business 1-3 F, SP


    History of legal development, organization of courts and administrative agencies and legal principles involved in the law of agency, including: bailment, bankruptcy, carriers, contracts, corporations, commercial paper, creditor rights, property, mortgages and liens, insurance, partnerships, sales, crimes, torts, trusts and estates.  This course is delivered as a part of an integrated undergraduate program.

  
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    IUE 306V - Integrated Business Ethics 1-3 F, SP


    Explores individual and collective ethical decision making styles and the corporation as a social moral agent. It is conducted in a seminar style using cross-functional cases from core business disciplines.  This course is delivered as a part of an integrated undergraduate program.

  
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    IUE 307V - Integrated Finance 1-3 F, SP


    A study of risk and return relationships, time value of money, capital budgeting, analysis of financial statements, and working capital management.  This course is delivered as a part of an integrated undergraduate program.

 

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