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STEM Electives

Gatton Academy students must take 3-4 STEM electives to complete their curriculum

Approved courses that fulfill the STEM electives are listed below for Gatton Academy students. 


Ogden College of Science and Engineering


Department of Agriculture

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Department of Biology

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Department of Chemistry

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Department of Geography and Geology

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Department of Mathematics

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Department of Physics and Astronomy

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Department of Psychological Sciences

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School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

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College of Education and Behavioral Sciences


Department of Psychology

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College of Health and Human Services


Department of Allied Health

SFTY 271.  EMERGENCY CARE/TRANSPORT. (6) Students will learn how to evaluate, provide emergency care, and properly move and transport ill or injured people utilizing equipment available in an ambulance. Successful completion of this course and a skills evaluation leads to certification as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). (Course Fee)


Department of Applied Human Sciences

HMD 211.  HUMAN NUTRITION. (3) Prerequisite(s): 21 hours of Foundations and Explorations courses, or junior status. Study of nutrients essential to human life and well-being. Nutrients are studied relative to their function in metabolism, sources in food, and relationship to health.


Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

CD 280. INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS. (3) Prerequisite: Sophomore status. Orientation course to the profession introduces prospective students of speech pathology and audiology to the general areas of prevention, identification, diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment as related to the management of communication disorders. Includes a basic introduction to the anatomy, physiology, and etiologies of the ear.

CD 290. INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL EXPERIENCE. (1) Prerequisite: Sophomore status. Provides speech pathology / audiology students with opportunities to observe a minimum of 25 hours of treatment for communication disorders in children and adults. (Grading: Pass / Fail)

CD 347. SCIENCE OF SPEECH AND HEARING. (3) Prerequisites: CD 280, 290, sophomore status. Overview of the linguistic, psycholinguistic, and sociolinguistic variables of speech and hearing. Basic orientation to instruments for measuring acoustic parameters.


School of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport

EXS 223. INTRODUCTION TO EXERCISE SCIENCE. (3) Prerequisite: Declared Exercise Science major. Each course section is limited to three Gatton Academy students per semester. Introduction to the different areas of study contained within the field of exercise science. Students will be introduced to the application of exercise science to fitness, health, and disease. They will also be introduced to field and laboratory measurement techniques.

EXS 310. KINESIOLOGY. (3) Prerequisite: BIOL 131. Each course section is limited to three Gatton Academy students per semester.  Study of the anatomical, mechanical, and neuromuscular bases of human movement. Equivalent to PE 310.

EXS 311. PHYSIOLOGY OF EXERCISE. (3) Prerequisites: BIOL 131 and EXS 223 or permission of instructor.  Each course section is limited to three Gatton Academy students per semester.  A systemic study of the acute and chronic effects of exercise on the physiological function of the human body.

EXS 313. MOTOR LEARNING AND CONTROL. (3) Prerequisites: MATH 116 and EXS 223 and declared Exercise Science major and junior standing. Each course section is limited to three Gatton Academy students per semester.  Designed to help build a foundation of knowledge and practice in the theoretical and conceptual basis behind human acquisition and performance of motor skills. The goal of the course is to understand how the individual, motor skill, and environment work together when learning novel or improving previously learned motor skills.

EXS 324. MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION IN KINESIOLOGY. (3) Prerequisites: MATH 116 and EXS 223 and declared Exercise Science major and junior standing. Each course section is limited to three Gatton Academy students per semester.  A study of measurement tools and evaluation procedures used in the fields associated with kinesiology, including physical education, exercise science, and biomechanics. Equivalent to PE 324.

EXS 325. APPLIED EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY. (3) Prerequisites: EXS 311 and CHEM 109 or higher and declared Exercise Science major. Each course section is limited to three Gatton Academy students per semester.  Applied concepts introduced in exercise physiology and kinesiology. Aspects of the human body’s reaction to differing exercise stressors. Emphasis on metabolic, musculoskeletal, and cardiorespiratory systems. Laboratory and field experience applying theoretical concepts of exercise physiology and kinesiology. Students will be responsible for their own transportation to designated or assigned sites. Course Fee


Department of Nursing

NURS 102. INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING. (3)Prerequisites: ENG 100. This course is required for students seeking entry into the nursing major. Course includes nursing history, trends, professional roles and responsibilities, educational options, and licensure issues. Taking this course does not guarantee admission into nursing or count towards hours in the nursing major. Colonnade E-SB | SB

NURS 415:   COMPLEMENTARY HEALTH CARE. (3)Prerequisite(s): 21 hours of Foundations and Explorations courses, or junior status. Selected holistic modes of healing will be explored. Focus will be on history, research findings, theoretical basis and legal implications.


Department of Public Health (Environmental Science)

ENV 280. INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE. (3) An introductory course devoted to the study of environmental issues. A general understanding of the application of science to solve contemporary environmental challenges. Equivalent to AGRI 280, BIOL 280, and PH 280. Colonnade E-NS | NS

ENV 321. FUNDAMENTALS OF INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE. (3) Prerequisites: MATH 117 or higher and CHEM 105 / 106 or higher or permission of instructor. Corequisite: ENV 323. A basic introduction to the field of industrial hygiene. A survey of the effects of toxic agents on the body and general methods of control. Includes field trips.

ENV 323. FUNDAMENTALS OF INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE LABORATORY. (1) Corequisite: ENV 321. Examines basic industrial hygiene sampling, measurement and analytical techniques. Laboratory exercises will include airflow calibration standards, procedures for calibration of personal sampling pumps, instrumentation and indoor air quality monitoring methodology. Course Fee

ENV 360. AIR POLLUTION CONTROL. (3) Prerequisites: CHEM 107 / 108 and MATH 118 or higher. Examines air pollution sources, nature and behavior of air pollutants, air sampling and analysis, dispersion and diffusion in the atmosphere, air pollution meteorology, and methods and equipment for community air pollution control. Topics in indoor air quality (IAQ), modeling, and prediction, air quality control regulations, control strategies for stationary and mobile sources.

ENV 365. AIR POLLUTION CONTROL LABORATORY. (1) Co-requisite: ENV 360. Provides hands-on experience with field instrumentation and equipment, calibration methods and quantitative determination of different physical and chemical air pollutants. Examines air sampling, measurement and analytical methodologies and basic scientific and analytical techniques used in air pollution control. Course Fee

ENV 380. PRINCIPLES OF ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY. (3) Prerequisites: CHEM 105 / 106, MATH 118 or higher, and ENV 280. An overview of the principles of environmental toxicology. Reviews the effects of environmental toxicants in relation to ecosystems and human health and provides an overview of techniques used in assessing the presence and distribution of environmental toxicants.

ENV 490. FOOD SAFETY. (3) Prerequisite: 6 hours of Biology. Principles of food safety in the processing and distribution of milk and milk products, meat, shellfish and other foods, food borne illnesses and sanitation standards, surveillance and evaluation. Off-campus travel is required. Students must arrange own transportation for required field trips.


Department of Public Health (Health Care Administration)

HCA 120. HEALTH LITERACY FOR CONSUMERS. (3) Provides an introduction to health literacy from a consumer’s perspective. Students will examine the current state of affairs in healthcare, identify medical challenges, and learn how consumers can heightened awareness and better prepare to be their own best advocate.

HCA 247. CONTEMPORARY HEALTHCARE ISSUES. (3) Prerequisites: ENGL 100C, sophomore standing. An introductory course addressing contemporary issues confronting the healthcare delivery system, patients, and medical professionals in American society. Equivalent to HED 247C.

HCA 340. HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT. (3) Examines the historic, social, political, and economic factors that shape the U.S. health care delivery system. Topics include the components of the healthcare delivery system such as medical office practices, hospitals, and long-term healthcare systems. Included are financial and non-financial resources found in the U.S., concepts of public health, quality of care and outcomes measurement, and strategies for improving access to care. The role of health care administration as critical to the system will be stressed.

HCA 343. QUALITY MANAGEMENT FOR HEALTHCARE. (3) Prerequisite: HCA 340 or permission of instructor. Examines the history, philosophies, methods, and techniques used in continuous quality improvement, specifically for healthcare delivery systems. Topics include problem identification, data collection and analysis, implementation, and evaluation of system changes. Customer service approach to health care, accreditation, credentialing, and current issues in quality improvement (performance improvement models and patient safety improvement), utilization management and risk management will be included in the discussion.

HCA 353. QUALITY AND PATIENT SAFETY IN LONG-TERM CARE. (3) Application of quality management techniques with special emphasis on the types of populations, facilities, and expectations involved in long-term care service delivery programs.

HCA 446. HEALTH CARE INFORMATICS. (3) Prerequisite: HCA 340. Consideration of the vital role played by the exchange of organizational information in support of clinical care and management decision making in today’s health care environment.


Department of Public Health

PH 280. INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE. (3) An introductory course devoted to the study of environmental issues. A general understanding of application of science to solution of contemporary environmental problems. Equivalent to AGRI 280, BIOL 280, and ENV 280.

PH 383. BIOSTATISTICS IN THE HEALTH SCIENCES. (3) Prerequisites: MATH 109 or MATH 116 or higher. Introduction to statistical methods, scientific structure of study design, hypothesis formation and verification and study classification. Includes descriptive statistics, data presentation, data sources, questionnaire construction, interviewing techniques and use of computer technology.

PH 384. INTRODUCTION TO EPIDEMIOLOGY. (3) Prerequisite: PH 383. Explores the distribution and determinants of health and diseases, illnesses, injuries, disability, and death in populations. Examines the application of epidemiologic procedures to the understanding of the occurrence and control of conditions such as infectious and chronic diseases, mental disorders, community and environmental health hazards, accidents, and geriatric problems.

PH 385. ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH. (3) Prerequisites: PH 384, 3 hours CHEM and 3 hours BIOL. This course examines the environment and its relationship to health status. Areas of emphasis include food protection, air, water and land pollution, hazardous wastes, and noise and radiation hazards.

PH 450. RURAL HEALTH AND SAFETY. (3)—Offered only occasionally.  Students will explore a variety of health and safety issues unique to rural populations. The interdisciplinary team concept will be used throughout the course to foster collaboration that facilitates sharing of the expertise of the students and faculty. One Saturday meeting will be required for a team building activity.

PH 462. FOLKLORE AND MEDICINE. (3)—Offered only occasionally.  This course examines the role of traditional culture in shaping attitudes and behavior related to sickness, health, and healing. Institutional, alternative, and informal medical settings are discussed. Equivalent to FLK 462.


Gordon Ford College of Business


Department of Economics

ECON 202 / ECO 202C.  PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS (MICRO). (3) An introduction to basic descriptive, analytical and policy problems at the microeconomic level. The economic problems resulting from the disparity between human wants and the resources required to satisfy those wants will be studied with emphasis placed on the derivation and behavior of supply and demand functions and the role of prices in the allocation of scarce resources.

ECON 203 / ECO 203C. PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS (MACRO). (3) An introduction to basic macroeconomics dealing with descriptive, analytical and policy problems involved in the determination of aggregate income, employment and the price level. Areas of emphasis include money and banking, national income accounting and income-expenditure models.

ECON 206 / ECO 206C. STATISTICS. (3) Prerequisites: ECON 202 or ECON 203 and MATH 123 or ACT Math Test Score: 25 or SAT Mathematics Score: 610 An introduction to basic probability and statistics for business and economics. Topics include the collection and presentation of data, descriptive statistics, an introduction to probability and probability distributions, statistical inference, and simple linear regression.

ECON 302. MICROECONOMIC THEORY. (3) Prerequisites: ECON 202 or ECO 202C and ECON 203 or ECO 203C and ECON 206 or ECO 206C and COBA Course Eligibility An intermediate theory course analyzing price determination, output distribution, and resource allocation in a market economy. Topics included are consumer behavior, production theory, market structures and their respective efficiency criteria.

ECON 303. MACROECONOMIC THEORY. (3) Prerequisites: ECON 202 or ECO 202C and ECON 203 or ECO 203C and ECON 206 or ECO 206C and COBA Course Eligibility An intermediate theory course analyzing Neo-Classical, Keynesian and Post Keynesian theories of macroeconomic equilibria. The policy implications of these models with respect to income, output, employment and the price level will be emphasized.

ECON 306. STATISTICAL ANALYSIS. (3) Prerequisites: ECON 206 or ECO 206C and COBA Course Eligibility An introduction to, and, foundations for using techniques involved in estimating and testing relationships between variables. The course includes advanced topics in hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, multiple regression and correlation analysis and experimental design. Note: ECON 306 and ECON 307 may not both be taken for credit

ECON 307. FINANCIAL DATA MODELING. (3) Prerequisites: ECON 206 or ECO 206C and COBA Course Eligibility Tools for modeling financial data for use in decision making. Using spreadsheet software for exploratory data analysis, financial analysis, multiple regression methods, introduction to forecasting time series. Note: ECON 306 and ECON 307 may not both be taken for credit.

ECON 430. ENVIRONMENTAL AND RESOURCE ECONOMICS. (3)—Offered only occasionally.  Prerequisite(s): 21 hours of Foundations & Explorations Courses, or junior status. ECON 150 or ECON 202 or ECON 203. A study of environmental issues and natural resource problems and alternative solutions to them. Topics include measurements of environmental benefits, property rights and externalities, environmental quality, pollution control and solid waste management, exhaustible and renewable resources, optimal environmental policy and regulation. Course Fee.

ECON 445. ECONOMICS OF HEALTHCARE. (3)—Offered only occasionally. Health economics studies the unique role that healthcare systems play in the broader area of microeconomics.

ECON 451. GAMES AND STRATEGY. (3)—Offered only occasionally. Prerequisites: Econ 202, 203 and 206 with a grade of "C" or higher This course is an introduction to game theory analysis. Students will develop the theoretical tools to analyze incentives and strategic behavior in individual and group decision making. Emphasis will be placed on real-world applications and include, but is not limited to, bargaining under perfect and imperfect information, Nash equilibrium, pricing under Oligopoly and auction theory

ECON 464. INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL ECONOMICS. (3)—Offered only occasionally. Prerequisites: ECON 302 and ECON 303 and COBA Course Eligibility The application of mathematics to economic analysis, covering algebraic and functional relationships, differential and integral calculus, differential and difference equations, matrix algebra, linear programming and game theory. Course Fee.

ECON 465. REGRESSION AND ECONOMETRIC ANALYSIS. (3) Prerequisites: ECON 206. Presents the use of statistical methods in measuring and testing economic relationships. Emphasizes the use of ordinary least squares in estimating single equation models. Topics included are dummy variables, lagged variables and such problems as autocorrelation, heteroscedasticity, multicollinearity and identification. Course Fee.

ECON 480. ECONOMIC FORECASTING. (3)—Offered only occasionally.  Prerequisites: ECON 202, ECON 203, and ECON 465 or permission of the instructor. A survey of forecasting methods, their characteristics, appropriate applications, and evaluation. Course Fee.


Department of Finance

Fin 330. PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT. (3) Prerequisite(s): ACCT 200, MATH 116, and ECON 202 or ECON 203. Covers basic concepts and techniques in corporate finance and investments. Topics include asset valuation, time value of money, capital budgeting, financial statements and international finance. Course Fee.

FIN 331.  APPLIED INVESTMENTS. (3) Covers the basics of investing, emphasizing the management of personal investments, such as stocks, bonds and mutual funds. Utilizes investment-related web sites. Course Fee.


Potter College of Arts and Letters


Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology

ANTH 125. INRTODUCTION TO BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY. (3)—Offered only occasionally.   Introduction to primatology, human origins and evolution, modern human biological variation, and other topics of biological anthropology, emphasizing biological adaptations within the framework of evolutionary theory.

ANTH 130. INTRODUCTION TO ARCHAEOLOGY. (3) Introduction to the scientific study of the archaeological record, emphasizing location methods, recovery methods, dating methods, archaeological classification, and interpretative models.

ANTH 135. INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTIC ANTHROPOLOGY. (3)—Offered only occasionally.    Introduction to the study of the relations among language, culture, and society. Topics include language origins and history, language and gender, multilingualism, verbal art, and applied linguistic anthropology.

ANTH 300. FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGY (3)—Offered only occasionally. Prerequisites: ANTH 125 or BIOL 131 or junior standing. Analysis of human skeletal remains and other evidence in a medicolegal context, emphasizing bone identification, race and sex determination, age and stature estimation, trauma and pathology assessment, and taphonomy evaluation.

ANTH 305. PALEOANTHROPOLOGY: HUMAN ORGINS AND EVOLUTION. (3) Prerequisites: ANTH 130 or BIOL 113 or BIOL 131 or GEOL 112 and Connections Category Eligible Scientific examination of the origins and bio cultural evolution of humans, emphasizing evolutionary theory, evidence for human evolution, long-term trends, important fossil finds and sites, taxonomic classifications, and phylogenetic relationships.

ANTH 316. THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE. (3) Prerequisites: 21 hours of Foundations and Explorations Courses, or junior status. The archaeological study of the impact of the environment on humans and of humans on the environment. The archaeological study of the impact of the environment on humans and of humans on the environment.

ANTH 333. THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF ANCIENT CHINA. (3) Culture-historical overview of Ancient China from the Paleolithic to the Qin Empire focusing on major anthropological themes in Chinese archaeology and world prehistory.

ANTH 335. OLD WORLD PREHISTORY. (3)—Offered only occasionally. A survey of prehistoric indigenous developments in the Old World, focusing on regional adaptations, representative sites and artifacts, food production and complex society, and chronologies.

ANTH 336. NEW WORLD HISTORY. (3)—Offered only occasionally.  Survey of prehistoric indigenous developments in North, Central and South America, focusing on peopling the New World, regional adaptations, representative sites and artifacts, food production and complex society, and chronologies.

ANTH 340. PEOPLES AND CULTURES OF LATIN AMERICA. (3) Study of the history and development of present cultures in Latin America with emphasis on economics, politics, religion, folklife and world view of indigenous, peasant and urban peoples.  Equivalent to FLK 340.

ANTH 341. PEOPLE AND CULTURES OF ASIA. (3) Study of the cultures of South, East, and Southeast Asia with emphasis on origins, prehistoric and historic migrations, ecology, and subsistence patterns, and the origins and evolution of the major civilizations of India, China, Japan, and Vietnam.  Topics include kinship and the family, religion, social organization, gender, economy, colonialism and independence, globalization and development, and maintenance of traditions in modern contexts.  Equivalent to FLK 341.

ANTH 342. PEOPLES AND CULTURES OF THE CARRIBEAN. (3)—Offered only occasionally. Examination of the variety of cultural practices found in modern-day Caribbean societies with attention to historical roots. Topics include, but are not limited to, definition of the region, religious practices, festivals, musical traditions, migration and everyday social life and conditions. Equivalent(s): FLK 342.

ANTH 343. ANTHROPOLOGY OF GENDER. (3) A comparative study of the role gender plays in various aspects of culture. Topics include distribution of labor, environmental impact, and ideological constraints on gender constructs in a cross-cultural concept.

ANTH 345. PEOPLES AND CULTURES OF NATIVE NORTH AMERICA. (3)—Offered only occasionally. Survey of the cultures of the original peoples of North America, with emphasis on the ethnographic present. Cross-listed with FLK 345.

ANTH 350. PEOPLES AND CULTURES OF AFRICA. (3)—Offered only occasionally. Survey of the cultures of Africa, with emphasis on historical development and contemporary cultural diversity. Cross-listed with FLK 350.

ANTH 360. APPLIED ANTHROPOLOGY – UNDERSTANDING AND ADDRESSING CONTEMPORARY HUMAN PROBLEMS. (3) Prerequisites: Connections Category Eligible History and development of applied anthropology emphasizing identification of and solutions to social, economic, ecological, and technological problems.

ANTH 366. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ANTHROPOLOGY. (3)—Offered only occasionally.  Opportunity for in-depth examination of anthropological topics of current disciplinary and student interest. Repeatable with different course topics for a maximum of 9 hours of credit.

ANTH 382. MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY. (3)—Offered only occasionally.  Cross-cultural examination of definitions of health and wellness, attitudes towards and cultural construction of illness, treatments for disease, and aging. Particular emphasis on examples from non-Western societies.

ANTH 388. FOODWAYS. (3) Prerequisites: Connections Category Eligible Exploration of the relationship between food and culture.

ANTH 395. LABORATORY PRACTICUM IN ARCHAEOLOGY OR BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY. (3) Practical experience in artifact accession, inventory, curation and documentation or in preparation of educational displays using archaeological and biological collections at the WKU Anthropology Lab. Graded pass-fail. Repeatable for 9 hours, 3 hours of which may count in the first 30 hours in the major or 21 hours of the minor. Note: ANTH 125 for biological anthropology practicum, ANTH 130 for archaeology practicum, ANTH 470/FLK 470 for educational displays practicum, or consent of instructor. Course pass required.

ANTH 399. FIELD METHODS IN ETHNOGRAPHY. (3) An examination of the history, theory, techniques, and ethics of ethnographic fieldwork, including practical fieldwork experience.

ANTH 432. FIELD COURSE IN ARCHAEOLOGY. (1-9)—Offered only occasionally.  Prerequisites: ANTH 130 or consent of instructor. Includes archaeological survey, site mapping, artifact recovery, recording, and cataloging. Work is usually conducted on prehistoric Indian sites. The number of credit hours will be determined in consultation with instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of nine hours of credit.

ANTH 434. GRAVEYARD ARCHAEOLOGY. (3)—Offered only occasionally.   Application of archaeological methods in the documentation of historic graveyards, emphasizing legal mandates, formation processes, subsurface prospecting, remote sensing, mapping, and headstone recording. Students must arrange own travel to field site(s).

ANTH 436. APPLIED ARCHAEOLOGY. (3)—Offered only occasionally. Prerequisites: ANTH 130 or consent of instructor. Examines contract archaeology and public archaeology within the context of cultural resource management, emphasizing legal mandates, field methods, public education programs, and ethics.

ANTH 438. ARCHAEOLOGICAL LAB METHODS. (3) Prerequisites: ANTH 130 Provides practical experience in the methods and techniques for classifying and analyzing archaeological materials and interpreting the resulting data. Note: Consent of instructor may be required.

ANTH 442. ECOLOGICAL AND ECONOMIC ANTHROPOLOGY. (3)—Offered only occasionally. Prerequisites: ANTH 120 or junior standing. Analysis of economic systems and cultural adaptations to the environment of Western and non-Western societies with particular attention paid to Caribbean and/or Latin America.

ANTH 450. MODERN HUMAN BIOLOGICAL VARIATION. (3)—Offered only occasionally.  Prerequisites: MATH 109 or MATH 116; and one of the following: ANTH 125, BIOL 327, BIOL 430. Uses evolutionary theory to study biological similarities and differences among living human populations on morphological, skeletal, and molecular levels, emphasizing anthropometry, racial classification, inheritance, population genetics, adaptation, disease, and intelligence.

ANTH 470. MUSEUM PROCEDURES AND PRESERVATION TECHNIQUES. (3)—Offered only occasionally.  Essential aspects of museums and of preservation, i.e., collecting, preserving, researching, exhibiting, and interpreting material culture. Cross-listed with FLK 470/470G.

ANTH 493. ARCHAEOLOGY STEWARDSHIP. (3) Prerequisites: ANTH 130 Field monitoring, assessment, and documentation of the integrity of local archaeological sites threatened by cultural and natural formation processes. Students must arrange own travel to field sites. Note: A course pass and at least six additional hours in anthropology.

ANTH 495. DIRECTED STUDY. (1-4) Available to superior students who wish to conduct individual, intensive reading and research in specific area of anthropology in close cooperation with supervising faculty. Submission of such projects to student sections of regional professional meetings is encouraged. Number of credit hours will be determined in consultation with instructor. Note: Consent of department head and course pass required.

FLK 445.  AMERICAN ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY. (3) An interdisciplinary survey of American architectural history, including trends and styles, architect designed and manufactured structures and elements, and the social history of American architecture. Equivalent(s): ART 445.


Department of Philosophy

PHIL 215. SYMBOLIC LOGIC. (3) An introductory course in logic which presents the different uses of language and teaches students (1) to evaluate the logical status of statements and the consistency and validity of arguments using both natural and formal language techniques, and (2) to identify informal fallacies. Typically, a student who earns an "A" or "B" in PHIL 215 may go on to take PHIL 415, with the permission of the instructor of 415.

PHIL 415. ADVANCED LOGIC. (3)Prerequisite: PHIL 215 or equivalent.  Advanced topics in First Order Logic and topics in the Philosophy of Logic.


Department of Sociology

SOCL 100.  INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY. (3) Introduction to the basic concepts of society and culture, group behavior, population, class, minorities, community, social institutions and social changes.

SOCL 300. STATISTICS. (3) Prerequisites: MATH 109 or MATH 116 or MATH 116E or MA 116C or MATH 183 or MA 109C Techniques of statistical description and elementary statistical inference as applied to social data.

SOCL 302. SOCIAL RESEARCH METHODS. (3) Use of the scientific method as applied to societies, institutions, and social interaction. Development of research questions, research ethics, criteria for establishing causality, methods of research design, measurement, sampling techniques, and methods of data collection such as survey design. it is recommended that students take an introductory level social science class before enrolling in SOCL 302.

SOCL 363. POPULATION, SOCIETY, AND DEVELOPMENT. (3)—Offered only occasionally. Prerequisites: Connections Category Eligible 21 hours of Foundations and Explorations Courses, or junior status. Course examines population as a system, focusing on the causes and consequences of population size, growth or decline, composition, and distribution in the United States and other countries with an eye toward development. Emphasis is placed on the interrelationship of system components (fertility, mortality and migration) as well as their relationship with other systems (e.g., social, economic, political, ecological). This course fulfills the Connections: Systems requirement of Colonnade.

SOCL 372. CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES OF HUMAN-WILDLIFE CONFLICT. (3) Prerequisites: 21 hours of Foundations and Explorations Courses, or junior status. Global study of human-wildlife conflict and the varying ecological, social, economic, and cultural realities that influence this conflict.

SOCL 402. EVALUATION RESEARCH TECH. (3)Prerequisites: SOCL 300 or 302 and 60 hours completed credit hours. Study of the methods, techniques, and philosophical approaches used in conducting research to identify and evaluate social problems, programs, and policies.

SOCL 404. QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS. (3)Prerequisites: SOCL 100 and 60 completed hours. Study of the methods and techniques used in qualitative sociological research. Topics include observational research, in-depth interviewing and discourse analysis.

SOCL 408. SURVEY APPLICATIONS. (3) Prerequisites: SOCL 300 and 302 or their equivalent and consent of instructor. Course pass required. Students will be involved in the design, conduct, analysis, and dissemination of an actual social survey research project.

SOCL 440. SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH AND ILLNESS. (3) A comprehensive introduction to sociological factors in disease etiology and illness behavior; the organization and operation of health delivery systems; and the social interaction between organization administrators, health professionals and semi-professionals, patients, and the public.

SOCL 442. SOCIOLOGY RESEARCH PROJECT. (3) Course pass required.

SOCL 470. ENVIORNMENTAL SOCIOLOGY. (3) Prerequisites: ENG 300 and three credit hours of sociology, or consent of instructor. Explores environmental thought within the sciences and the general public, including shifting worldviews, social movements, and social structural change associated with sustainability, environmental justice, and the rights of nature. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation for optional field trips.

SOCL 480. SOCIOLOGY OF AGRI-FOOD SYSTEMS. (3)Prerequisite: SOCL 100 or consent of instructor. Course examines the social organization and dynamics of food and agricultural systems. SOCL 270 is strongly recommended, but not required. Field trips are required.

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